Camptown Races – 3-string Open G “GDG” – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

Stephen Foster did not believe in smiling for the camera.
Stephen Foster clearly did not believe in smiling for the camera.

For anyone who grew up watching old Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny Cartoons featuring Foghorn Leghorn, this song will be instantly recognizable.

Camptown Races is another classic American folk song written by Stephen Foster, who was the first American composer whose works were widely popular. He wrote this song and others like Oh Susannah in the middle of the 19th century for performance by the many minstrel groups that were popular at the time.

The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play “Camptown Races” on your 3-string cigar box guitar tuned G-D-G.  Not just for cigar box guitars, this tablature is arranged for 2-string basses with  Open G “GD” tuning, such as C. B. Gitty’s G-Bass Kit.

Camptown Races 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

Click on the image above to download the printable PDF document.
All of the cigar box guitar tablature here on is presented by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, your one-stop shop for all things Cigar Box Guitar: Instruments, Kits, Parts, Gear & More.

And check out Ben “Gitty” Baker playing Camptown Races on a 3-string cookie tin guitar below!


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