Old Town Road

"Old Town Road" first achieved viral popularity on the video-sharing app TikTok in early 2019.


Old Town Road (WORD)
Old Town Road (PDF)

You can play in the same key as Walk Off The Earth (WOTE) in GCEA tuning if you put your capo on the 2nd fret. To play along with Lil Nas X and Billy Cyrus, you'll have to tune down half a tone (F#-B-D#-G#). We'll try some tapping bells or Chroma-Notes resonator bells at the BUG Jam to give it a WOTE feel! Thanks to Sharon Baird for suggesting!

Strums we'll be doing:

We're going to do a chunk (X) for the instrumental intro and outro, and the opening chorus:

/ [A]   [C]     / [G]    [D]   /

/  d  X  d  X  /  d   X  d  X  /

/  1   2  3   4  /  1   2   3  4  /

When the regular < STRUM > starts, we'll do:

/ [A]           [C]                / [G]            [D]           /

/ D  d  X  u  D d  X  u  / D  d  X  u  D d  X  u /

/  1  +  2  +   3  +  4  +  /   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  /

Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He came to international attention for his country rap breakout single "Old Town Road", which first achieved viral popularity on the video-sharing app TikTok in early 2019. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for nineteen weeks, the only song to do so since the chart started in 1958. It also earned him two MTV Video Music Awards including Song of the Year. His debut EP, 7, was released in June 2019 with its second single, "Panini", peaking at number two on Rolling Stone's Top 100. As of September 2019 his songs have been streamed over 2.3 billion times. Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus supported "Old Town Road", and became the featured vocalist in an April 2019 remix, the first of several. That same month, Nas X broke Drake's record for the most U.S. streams in one week with 143 million streams for the week ending April 11. The "Old Town Road" remix with Cyrus has been nominated for a People's Choice Award for Song of 2019, Nas X is also nominated for Male Artist of 2019; the 45th People's Choice Awards will be held in November 2019. ETC, ETC,

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