Auld Lang Syne – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

This is the the popular Scottish New Year’s celebration song Auld Lang Syne, as arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt. Glenn has created two versions of the tab – the first one is just the basic melody lines, and the second adds some chord accompaniment.

You can view the printable PDFs by clicking on the images below. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how to play the song on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.

Aule Lang Syne - Melody Only - Click Image to view PDF
Auld Lang Syne – Melody Only – Click Image to view PDF

 

Auld Lang Syne - Melody and Chords - Click image to view PDF
Auld Lang Syne – Melody and Chords – Click image to view PDF

 

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  1. So I’m pretty new to the CBG world, so new in fact that I’ve never played one. I’m also a committed DIYer and am gathering the tools and materials to make my own. I’ve been playing, modding and relating electric guitars for years, so I reckon my first CBG build should not take too long…but long enough that I won’t have it in time for New Years Eve to play Auld Lang Syne. What to do? Well, as I considered this, I happened to glance over at my Resonator guitar. It’s tuned to open G, my fav tuning for playing slide. So, I picked it up, tuned the 2nd string to A and slapped a capo across the strings right behind the fifth fret. Voilà. I now have a GDG tuning and by ignoring the three lower strings and playing the three upper at capo five, I have a CBGish sounding instrument. The longer scale of my resonator at 25.5″ being capo’d at the 5th fret really gets me close to the tone of the real deal. So, now I can ring in the New Year and at least be in the spirit of the CBG culture. Thanks for posting this tab for the occasion.

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