Baa Baa Black Sheep – Traditional

The earliest surviving edition of this beloved children’s song dates back to the early 18th century, and today it is known throughout the western world. View the full text of this entry by clicking the “Read More” link below for the formatted canjo tab…

Learn the melody for one of the oldest nursery rhymes on your One-String Canjo!

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Arrangement courtesy of C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, intended for playing on American Canjo Company™ brand one-string canjos with dulcimer-style fretting, with fret numberings as shown below. The open unfretted string is notated as “0″.

Canjo Diagram

Baa Baa Black Sheep (Version 1 – Low)

Same tune as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

0   0   4     4      5    5   5 5 4     
Baa Baa black sheep, have you any wool?
3   3    2   2    1     1    0
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
4   4   4   3  3    2   2   2   1
One for the master, one for the dame,
4   4   4   3  3   3   3   2     2    2   1
One for the little boy who lives down the lane.
0   0   4     4      5    5   5 5 4     
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
3   3    2   2    1     1    0
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

Baa Baa Black Sheep (Version 2 – High)

3   3   8     8      9    9   9 9 8     
Baa Baa black sheep, have you any wool?
6   6    5   5    4    4     3
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
8   8   8   6  6    5   5   5   4
One for the master, one for the dame,
8   8   8   6  6   6   6   5     5    5   4
One for the little boy who lives down the lane.
3   3   8     8      9    9   9 9 8     
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
6   6    5   5    4    4     3
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

To learn more about this beloved children’s song, check out this Wikipedia article.

Arrangement by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
Copyright 2014 by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply

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