Slim Harpo

Hello ppl! I’ve been playing around to to figure out a few of the dudes songs and I can’t find a thing on buzz me, babe. I get how he’s playing it somewhat but I can’t seem to find the key of the harp or idk. Anyone got any info? If I could just get the key of the harp…


Hello @JohnJohn,
I would try an E or A harp in 2nd position.

Greetings from Astrid :woman_in_lotus_position:

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Hey, @JohnJohn

As Astrid @AstridHandbikebee63 says: A harp in 2nd position (play the E minor pentatonic scale for some quick fun: notes that all work well are -1, -2", -2 -3’ +4, -4, -5 and +6 with +1, -1’, -4’ as additional minor blues scale notes to use).

Have fun with that great little song!

– Slim :sunglasses:


Oh man!! Nice stuff! Alrighty I’m going to get on it! Thanks a mil!!


I LOVE me some Slim Harpo, but I had not heard this song before:
Buzz me Babe

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing this. Yes, I agree with @slim and @AstridHandbikebee63, he’s playing an A harmonica in 2nd position.

My favorite Slim Harpo songs is:
Got Love if You Want it

And of course the classic:
Baby Scratch my Back

Anyone else have favorite Slim Harpo songs?