Amazing Grace – Traditional

This song was first published in 1779 and is known throughout the western world. If you only learn one Christian spiritual, this should probably be it. Thankfully, it is very easy to play on the canjo! View the full text of this entry by clicking the “Read More” link below for the formatted canjo tab…

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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

Amazing Grace (Version 1 – Low)

1 2 4 7 4  7      5   4     2   1      1    4     7 4 7    5    9
A-a-mazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
7 9    7   4     1   2   4   1      1   4     7 4 7   5 4
I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.

Additional Verses

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fear relieved,
How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come;
'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come;
'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

To learn more about this classic spiritual song, check out this Wikipedia article.

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

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…

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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

Battle Hymn of the Republic – Tab for One-String Canjo

“Battle Hymn of the Republic” or “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” was written by Julia Ward Howe during the first year of the American Civil War. Like many Folk songs of the time, the music was appropriated from another classic folk song, “John Brown’s Body”.

The tune went on to become one of the most iconic Patriotic songs in the American Lexicon and even abroad.

Here we present the tune for your One-String Canjo, brought to you by The American Canjo Company. We have also given you the first verse and chorus for the song, which can then be used for the rest of the verses of the hymn.

 

Battle Hymn of the Republic

4    4    4    4    3   2  4  8  9   10 10  10 9   8
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord:

8  7  5    5    5   7   8  7    8     5   4      5  4     2   4
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored

4  4    4      4   4   3   2   4     8  9   10 10 10 9     8 
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword

8    9    9  8   7    8
His truth is marching on

4   3  2  4   8   10  8     
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

5  7   8  7   8  5 4 2  
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

4  3   2  4   8 9 10 8     
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

8   9     9  8   7    8
His truth is marching on

Camptown Races – Traditional

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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

Camptown Races (Version 1 – Low)

4   4    2 4   5    4    2     2   1    2   1
Camptown races sing this song, doo dah, doo dah
4   4    2     4  5    4     2     1  1   2   1   0
Camptown track is five miles long, oh the doo dah day.
Chorus
0     0  2   4   8      5     5  8   5   4
Goin’ to run all night, goin’ to run all day
4 4   4  2  2  4  4 5   4    2    1  1   2   1   0
I bet my money on a bob-tail nag, oh the doo dah day.

Camptown Races (Version 2 – High)

8   8    5 8   9    8    5     5   4    5   4
Camptown races sing this song, doo dah, doo dah
8   8    5     8  9    8     5     4  4   5   4   3
Camptown track is five miles long, oh the doo dah day.
Chorus
3     3  5   8   11     9     9  11  9   8
Goin’ to run all night, goin’ to run all day
8 8   8  5  5  8  8  9  8    5    4  4   5   4   3
I bet my money on a bob-tail nag, oh the doo dah day.
Arrangement by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
Copyright 2014

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty

This song is perhaps the best one ever recorded by Tom Petty. It has a very simple melody that is easy to play on the canjo. Click the Read More link to see the full tab. The rest of the verses can be found on any of the popular song lyrics sites.

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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

Free Fallin’

3     4 5    3     3     3   4 5   5     5 3    0   0 3 3 3 4    
She's a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too.
3    3     4 5    3     3  3   3    4 5    5     5  3    0   0   3  3      4
Yeah she's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis. Loves horses, and her boyfriend too.
3    4 5    3   3  3   3  3 4 5   5       5 5   3   3  3    3       3   4    
It's a long day living in Reseda. There's a freeway runnin' through the yard.
3   3   4 5   3    3   0 3     3 3  4    5    5    5   5 5   3   0   3   3    4   5
And I'm a bad boy, cuz I don't even miss her. Yeah I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart.

Chorus
3   3   5     5    4  3     3    3   5     5    4  3
Now I'm free, free fallin'. Yeah I'm free, free fallin'.

Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

Arrangement by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply

Home on the Range – Traditional

A classic American song, evoking images of the wild west, cowboys and the wide open vistas of the plains. View the full text of this entry by clicking the “Read More” link below for the formatted canjo tab…

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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

Home on the Range

0  0    3  4 5     3     2   1   6 6 6
Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam
5   6   8    3   3   3 2 3    4
And the deer and the antelope play
0     0     0   3  4  5     3 2  1   6 6   6
Where there seldom is heard a discouraging word
6   6   5     4   3   2   3  4   3
And the skies are not cloudy all day
Chorus
8     6    5  4   5      0     0   3    3   3   3 2 3    4
Home, home on the range… where the deer and the antelope play
0     0     0   3  4  5     3 2  1   6 6   6
Where there seldom is heard a discouraging word
6   6   5     4   3   2   3  4   3
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

To learn more about this classic American song, and to find more verses, check out this Wikipedia article.

Arrangement by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
Copyright 2014

I’ll Fly Away – Alfred E. Brumley

As performed in O Brother Where Art Thou, as well as by Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson and a host of other artists. View the full text of this entry by clicking the “Read More” link below for the formatted canjo tab…

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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

I’ll Fly Away – Alfred E. Brumley

5    3    0   3    5    4    5    6  5 4   3    1   1 0
Some glad morning, when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away
5  3 0    3  5     4  5  6   5      5    4   4 3
To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away.

Chorus
8    5   5 8  5  4  3   3    1   1 0   0  0   1   0
I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away (in the morning)
0    1 3    3 4 5 4    5  6   5   5    4   4  3
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I’ll fly away.

To learn more about this classic American song, and to find more verses, check out this Wikipedia article.

Arrangement by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
Words and Music Copyright: Glad Music Co., Albert E Brumley & Sons, Bridge Building Music

I’ll Tell Me Ma – Tablature for One-String Canjo

“I’ll Tell Me Ma” is a popular children’s song dating back to 19th century England.

Also known as “The Belle of Belfast City”, it has since become somewhat of a staple in Irish music sessions.

Below we bring you a version of this popular tune for Diatonically fretted one-string Canjos, as well as the first verse of the song.

 

0    2  2  2    3 2  2
Tell me ma when I go home

2   2    1     1     2   1     0 0
The boys won’t leave the girls a-lone

0    2    2  2     3    2     2  2
They pull my hair, they stole my comb

2   2      1 1     2    1 0  0
But that’s alright till I go home

4   4  4   2     3   3  3   1 
She is handsome, she is pretty

2   2  2   2     0  1  1   1 
She is the Belle of Dublin city

4   4  4 4   2    3    3    3   
She is a-courting one, two, three

2      1     1   0    1  2   1  0   
Please won’t you tell me who is she

Keep on the Sunny Side – Traditional

As performed by the Carter Family and in O Brother Where Art Thou. View the full text of this entry by clicking the “Read More” link below for the formatted canjo tab…

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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

Keep on the Sunny Side

0       1 3    4   5 4    3   1    3  0
There’s a dark and a troubled side of life,
3       5 8      8   9 8  5  3 5  4
There’s a bright and a sunny side too.
4      5  6    4    4   8    5   4   5
Though we meet with the darkness and strife
3   4  4  5    3  2 0 1  2   3
The sunny side we a-l-so may view.
Chorus
8    8  8   8  5   3    4 3    3  3   3  1  0
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
3    3  4   5  5  6    5  4     8  8    9    8  8  4  5
Keep on the sunny side of life, it will help us ev’ry day,
5  5    4    3   3   1   0    3  4  5    5  6   5  5  4    4  3
It will brighten all the way, if we keep on the sunny side of life.

To learn more about this classic American song, and to find more verses, check out this Wikipedia article.

Arrangement by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply
Copyright 2014

Let It Be – The Beatles

Let It Be by The Beatles, arranged for one-string canjos. This is one of the most well-known and best-loved of the Beatles’ songbook, instantly recognizable by classic rock and roll fans all over the world.
This arrangement is presented by the American Canjo Company and C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply.

Use this link to download the high-resolution PDF version: Beatles – Let It Be Canjo Tab PDF

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Beatles - Let It Be