Ballad of the Green Berets – Tab for One-String Canjo


Written in 1966 by Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, with help from author Robin Moore (The Green Berets), “The Ballad of the Green Berets” is one of the more popular songs to come out of the years during the Vietnam War.

Below we have a simple Canjo version of this patriotic song. We also have a version of this song for Cigar Box Guitars tuned to open GDG.

2   2    2  0     1    1   0
Fighting Soldiers from the sky  
2   4    4    4   5    5   4
Fearless Men, who jump and die
8   8   8     2    5    5    4
Men who mean, just what they say
0   2     1    0  0   0     1   0
The brave men, of the green berets