Battle Hymn Of The Republic 2-String Bass Tablature

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. Continue reading “Battle Hymn Of The Republic 2-String Bass Tablature”

I’ll Fly Away – O Brother Where Art Thou – 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 hymn I’ll Fly Away by Alfred E. Brumley. This song is one of the classic Christian anthems and has appeared many times in recordings and even movies such as O Brother Where Art Thou and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Continue reading “I’ll Fly Away – O Brother Where Art Thou – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”

Kum-Ba-Ya – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars

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 spiritual Kum-Ba-Ya.

This song was first written down in the 1920’s, down in the sea islands off of South Carolina, where it was one of the spirituals the former slaves would sing in their unique “Gullah” language/dialect. Later it became a favorite of the folk revival in the 1950’s and 60’s, being recorded by Pete Seeger and a number of other folk musicians.

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: Kum-Ba-Ya Tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars

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

Kum-Ba-Ya – 4-string Open G GDGB – Chords & Tablature for 4-string Cigar Box Guitars

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 spiritual Kum-Ba-Ya on a 4-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G GDGB. We also have this for 3-string CBGs in a separate entry.

This song was first written down in the 1920’s, down in the sea islands off of South Carolina, where it was one of the spirituals the former slaves would sing in their unique “Gullah” language/dialect. Later it became a favorite of the folk revival in the 1950’s and 60’s, being recorded by Pete Seeger and a number of other folk musicians.

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.

Click this link or the image below to view the printable PDF: KumBaYa Tablature for 4-string Cigar Box Guitars Tuned to Open G GDGB

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

Michael Row the Boat Ashore – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars

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 spiritual song Michael Row the Boat Ashore.

This is an old African American slave song, first documented around the time of the American Civil War. It is a very simple melody and has a large number of verses, and it’s easy to make up new verses on the fly.

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: Michael Row the Boat Ashore Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

 

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

Nearer My God to Thee – 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 hymn Nearer My God to Thee.Written in the middle of the 19th century, there were several different tunes set to the words over the years, but here we present the one that is perhaps best known – it is also the one that was featured in the 1997 James Cameron film Titanic.

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: Nearer My God to Thee Tablature PDF

Oh When the Saints Go Marching In – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars

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 spiritual Oh When the Saints Go Marching In.

This song has been sung in churches for many years, and has also become a New Orleans Dixieland Jazz favorite. Louis Armstrong was the first to record it in 1938. It is a very simply arranged song with a simple, repetitive melody line, well-suited to playing on the cigar box guitar.

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: Oh When the Saints Go Marching In – Tablature for 3-string Open G GDG Cigar Box Guitars

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

Precious Memories – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

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 Christian hymn Precious Memories.

This song has been recorded by a number of big-name artists, from Johnny Cash to Pete Seeger, Emmy Lou Harris to Bob Dylan, Alan Jackson and more. It has a nice easy melody line and chord progression. We include the melody line, chord accompaniment, additional verses and also the chord form diagrams on this printable sheet, so you should have everything you need to play this great old hymn.

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: Precious Memories Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

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

Swing Low Sweet Chariot – 3-string Open G GDG – Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

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”.

Click the image above to view the print-able tablature sheet.

 

This Train is Bound for Glory – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars

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 spiritual This Train is Bound for Glory on your 3-string Cigar Box Guitar tuned to Open G GDG.

This song was first written down in the 1920’s, and was popularized by John and Alan Lomax including it in their field recordings from the 1930’s. It has also been called one of the foundational songs of Rock and Roll – see the Wikipedia article for much more information.

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: This Train is Bound for Glory – Chords and Tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars

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