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…

Learn how to play the melody of Amazing Grace on your one-string Canjo!

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I’ll Fly Away – Alfred E. Brumley for One-String Diatonic Canjos

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…

Now you can learn one of the most recorded Gospel songs 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″.

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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

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.

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Beatles - Let It Be

Marine’s Hymn – Tablature for 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″.

 

 

0    2   4     4  4 4 4 8 4
From the Halls of Montezuma
0  2   4      4  3 1 0
To the Shores of Tripoli;

0  2    4     4   4   4     4 8 4
We will fight our country's battles

0  2   4    4  3     1   0
In the air, on land ,and sea;

8     7  5     3   5     3   4 5 4
First to fight for right and freedom

8    7 5    3   5 8 5 4
And to keep our honor clean;

0  2   4     4  4     4   4 8 4
We are proud to claim the title

0  2 4 4  5      7  8
of United States Marine.

 

Mary Had a Little Lamb – Traditional

This well-known children’s song got its start as a poem written in 1830, which was inspired by a true event. 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

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Version 1 – Low)

2 1  0   1 2  2   2     1  1   1     2  4   4
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.
2 1  0   1 2  2   2    2     1      1   2     1  0
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Version 2 – High)

5 4  3   4 5  5   5     4   4  4     5  8   8
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.
5 4  3   4 5  5   5    5     4      4   5    4   3
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.

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

My Country ‘Tis of Thee – Traditional

This was one of the unofficial national anthems of the United States before the Star Spangled Banner was officially adopted in 1931. Ironically, the tune to this song is the same as that of the British national anthem.

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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

My Country ‘Tis of Thee

3  3    4   2   3  4     5     5    6  5 4 3    4  3    2 3
My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing!
8    8     8  8  6    5     6    6  6   6  5      4      
Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
5    6   5 4 3 5   6   8     9 6 5   4   3
from ev--er--y mountainside, let freedom ring!

Additional Verses

My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills, Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; 
Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong.

Our fathers' God to Thee, Author of liberty, To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright, With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might, Great God our King.

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

Red River Valley – Traditional – Canjo Tablature

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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″.

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Red River Valley 

A classic song from the American West, conjuring up images of lonesome cowboys on the prairies and love lost.

3    4    5  5   4    3   4   3   1 3
From this valley they say you are going.

0  3    5    3    5      8    6   5     4
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,

8   6    5   5   4   3  4   5   8  6
For they say you are taking the sunshine

1    1   0    3     5   4   5   4 3
That has brightened our pathway a while.

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

Arrangement by Ben Baker
Copyright 2017 by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply