Here is a piece of Cigar Box Guitar tablature by Glenn Watt for the song “Scotland The Brave”, which while not the official national anthem of Scotland is still near and dear to the hearts of most Scots. Though it does have words, we present it here as an instrumental piece since that is how it is most often heard when played by pipe and drum bands.
The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the well-known American song She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.
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Here is one of the best known Christmas carols of all time – Silent Night. We have taken this fairly simple melody and arranged it for 3-string cigar box guitar. This version is in the key of G and doesn’t require any moving up the neck, so it’s nice and easy to play.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow is one of the most beautiful and best known American songs. It was made famous by Judy Garland singing it in the film The Wizard of Oz, as has been covered many times since. First published in 1939, the music was composed by Harold Arlen and the words were written by E. Y. Harburg.
It is usually played slowly and plaintively (the way Judy Garland sang it), but people have also done it faster over the years (Glenn does it both ways in the video below). More info about the history of the song can be found in the Wiki article here.
This version of it has been arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt. Glenn provides two versions of the tablature, a simpler “melody only” version and then the full version with melody and chord accompaniment.
You can view the printable tablature sheets by clicking the images below. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how he plays the song, starting with a slower version and then speeding up into a more jazzy version on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.
The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the classic song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow“, made famous by Judy Garland in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”. This song was written in 1939 and has been recorded by many artists over the years, and now you can play it too! This tablature is arranged for 3-string Open G “GDG” tuning.
Click on the image above to download the printable PDF document.
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot is one of the best known African American spirituals/hymns, reaching back into the 19th century and still sung today. It can be played either as a slow, plaintive hymn or done faster in a more jazzy/bluegrass style if desired. More info about the history of the song can be found in the Wiki article here.
This version of it has been arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt. Glenn provides both the tablature and words for the song, as well as a video showing his take on how to play it.
You can view the printable tablature sheet by clicking on this link or image below. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how he plays (and sings) the song in a fast bluegrassy style on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.