“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen – Tablature for One-String Diatonic Canjos

This free One-String Diatonic Canjo tab is for Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. If you haven’t used this type of tablature before, each number indicates a fret on the fretboard of your instrument, as shown in the diagram above.

You may also wish to listen to the song while learning it, if you don’t know the tune too well.

2    4     4     4   4 5  5   5                
I've heard there was a secret chord
2    4 4   4       4   4  5       5   5         
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
4   5   5     5   5  5    4   4  3    4  4     
But you don't really care for mu-sic, do you?
2  4    4    4     4   5       5   7           
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
4   8     8     5   8 8   9                     
The minor fall, the major lift
8   9   9   9    9  10 10   10  9  9    8       
The baffled king compo-sing Hal-le-lu---jah

2   4  5  5    5   4  2  2                     
Hal-le-lu-jah, Hal-le-lu-jah,
2   4  5  5    5   4  2 3  2 1  2 1  0         
Hal-le-lu-jah, Hal-le-lu-------------jah

2    4     4   4      4   4   5  5   5         
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
2   4   4   4  4    5  5   5                   
You saw her bathing on the roof
4   5   5  5   5   5   4     4  3  4     4     
Her beauty and the moonlight over--threw you
2   4    4   4  4  5   5   7                   
She tied you to a  kitchen chair
4   8     8    8       5   8   8    9          
She broke your throne, she cut your hair
8   9    9    9    9   10   10  10  9  9  8 8  
And from your lips she drew the Hal-le-lu---jah

4  4  4 4   4     5    5  5                    
Maybe I have been here be-fore
2 4    4    4     4    5      5    5           
I know this room, I've walked this floor
4 5    5  5    5  5  4 4    3  4    4          
I used to live alone before I  knew you
2    4    4    4    4  4   5  5   7            
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
8    8  8   5  8  8    9                       
Love is not a  victory march
8    8 9    9   9    9  10 10  10  9  9  8 8   
It's a cold and it's a  broken Hal-le-lu---jah

 

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!

American Canjo Company

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

Jack White builds a Diddley Bow in about 1 minute

“Who says you need to buy a guitar?”

In this video clip from Dave Grohl’s “It Might Get Loud” documentary, Jack White builds a diddley bow in a cow pasture. He spends just over a minute doing it, and the last step is to tack on a single coil pickup and plug in to the amp stack he has standing by. He ends with the line quoted above. Why indeed? Continue reading “Jack White builds a Diddley Bow in about 1 minute”

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…

American Canjo Company

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