Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

This tablature will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the song Folsom Prison Blues, written and performed by the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash.

Open G GDG Listing ImageThe tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the song Folsom Prison Blues, written and performed by the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash. Cash first recorded this song way back in 1955 and it quickly became one of his signature pieces. It is a rocking fusion of blues and country elements, with murder, prison, trains and longing woven all through it. It is a favorite at jam sessions and definitely worth having in your toolbag. Continue reading “Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”

I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

Open G GDG Listing ImageThe tablature in the PDF link below will show you how to play the melody and chords for the song I Walk the Line, written and performed by the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash. Cash first recorded this song way back in 1956 and it quickly became one of his signature pieces. The recorded version is a little more complex than what we present here, but this version should work just fine. When you get your invite to appear on the Grand Ole Opry, you can take the time to learn the official version. Continue reading “I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

This tablature was created by Glenn Watt.

All of the ciOpen G GDG Listing Imagegar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by The Southbound String Company, the only strings specifically chosen and voiced for cigar box guitars. Be sure to check out our line of Open G GDG cigar box guitar string sets here! Continue reading “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”

Red River Valley – 3-string Open G GDG – Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

Red River Valley is one of the top cowboy songs of all time, and also one of the first songs learned by any aspiring guitar player who went through the classic Mel Bay Guitar Method Volume 1 instruction book. More info about the song can be found in the Wiki article here.

This version of it has been arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt. Glenn gives us three versions of the song – the basic melody line, and then the tabbed version with the chords, and finally a “double stop” version that provides an interesting take on a two-part harmony.

You can view the printable tablature sheets by clicking on the link or images below. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how he plays (and sings!) the song on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.

Red River Valley - MELODY ONLY Version. Click the image above to view the printable sheet.
Red River Valley – MELODY ONLY Version.
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Red River Valley - MELODY AND CHORDS Version. Click the image above to view the printable sheet.
Red River Valley – MELODY AND CHORDS Version.
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Red River Valley - DOUBLE STOP HARMONY Version. Click the image above to view the printable sheet.
Red River Valley – DOUBLE STOP HARMONY Version.
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The Gambler as Recorded by Kenny Rogers – 3-string Open G GDG – Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

This is one of the best known of the classic country songs, and now you can play it on your cigar box guitar! Don Schlitz wrote this song and Kenny Rogers made it famous with his cover of it in 1978. This version of it has been arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt. Glenn gives us two versions of the song – the basic melody line, and then the tabbed version with the chords.

You can view the printable tablature sheets by clicking on the link or images below. Glenn presents 3 versions of this song – a simple melody-only version, melody with chords, and finally just the chords with lyrics. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how he plays the song on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.

 

Click the image above to view the Melody-only version.
Click the image above to view the Melody-only version.

 

Click the image above to view the melody and chords version.
Click the image above to view the melody and chords version.

 

Click the image above to view the chords & lyrics version.
Click the image above to view the chords & lyrics version.

We hope you are able to make great music with this tab! Be sure to check out all of the other tablature and how-to-play articles for cigar box guitars posted here on CigarBoxGuitar.com.

Wagon Wheel – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

Open G GDG Listing ImageThe tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the popular song Wagon Wheel, as performed by The Old Crow Medicine Show and Darius Rucker (and also by just about every cover band, karaoke and open mike performer to ever grab a microphone).

All of the cigar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by The Southbound String Company, the only strings specifically chosen and voiced for cigar box guitars. Be sure to check out our line of Open G GDG cigar box guitar string sets here!

Click this link or the image below to view the printable PDF: Wagon Wheel Cigar Box Guitar Tablature PDF

WagonWheel PDF Image

 

Wayfaring Stranger as performed by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

Open G GDG Listing ImageWayfaring Stranger as presented in this tablature has been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, Joan Baez and more. It was also performed by Jack White in the movie Cold Mountain. It is a sad and plaintive tally of life’s troubles, but with a hopeful refrain that looks ahead to rewards in the next life.

While it is possible to play this in a lower register without needing to move up the fretboard so much, we present this higher version here because it seems to sound better when played on a CBG.

All of the cigar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by The Southbound String Company, the only strings specifically chosen and voiced for cigar box guitars. Be sure to check out our line of Open G GDG cigar box guitar string sets here!

You can also view the video below to have Ben “C. B. Gitty” Baker show you how to play this tablature.

Click this link or the image below to view the printable PDF:  Wayfaring Stranger Cigar Box Guitar Tablature Sheet

Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.
Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

Open G GDG Listing ImageThe tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the well-known children’s song Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

All of the cigar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by The Southbound String Company, the only strings specifically chosen and voiced for cigar box guitars. Be sure to check out our line of Open G GDG cigar box guitar string sets here!

If you need some help with this style of tablature, here’s a video where Glenn Watt shows you how to read it

Click this link or the image below to view the printable PDF: Will The Circle Be Unbroken .

Your Cheatin’ Heart by Hank Williams – 3-string Open G GDG – Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

Here is the tablature for one of Hank Williams’ most popular songs, Your Cheatin’ Heart, as arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt. This song was recorded by Hank himself and has been covered by a whole gaggle of other big-name performers, and it is a great one for yodeling out around the campfire.

Glenn has created two versions of the tab – the first one is just the basic melody lines, and the second adds some chord accompaniment.

You can view the printable PDFs by clicking on the images below. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how to play the song on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.

Click the image above to view the printable version
Melody-only version. Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.

 

Click the image above to view the printable version
Melody + Chords version. Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.