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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star | Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music

Here’s a classic children’s song for beginner guitar solo. It includes notation and tablature. You can print and download the sheet music and there’s an Mp3 button so you can listen while you’re practicing.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star | Free Beginner Guitar Sheet Music (TAB)

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Lyrics for ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Video for ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’

Check out this video for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star featuring Owl & Star Plush Toys on YouTube.com.

 

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Short’nin’ Bread | Lyrics, Easy Piano Sheet Music and Video

Short’nin’ Bread is a song written by James Whitcomb Riley in 1900.  Shortening bread is a fried batter bread that is made from corn meal, flour, eggs, hot water, eggs, baking powder, milk and shortening.

The following resources are a wonderful collection with which to introduce your kids to turn of the 20th century American songs.

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This arrangement of mid-west American song, Short’nin’ Bread, is perfect for the first or second year piano student.

Short’nin’ Bread | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Short’nin’ Bread’

Put on the skillet,
Slip on the lid,
Mama’s gonna make
A little short’nin’ bread.
That ain’t all
She’s gonna do,
Mama’s gonna make
A little coffee, too.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Three little children,
Lyin’ in bed
Two were sick
And the other ‘most dead
Sent for the doctor
And the doctor said,
“Give those children some
Short’nin’ bread.”

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

When those children,
Sick in bed,
Heard that talk
About short’nin’ bread,
Popped up well
To dance and sing,
Skipped around and cut
The pigeon wing.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Slip to the kitchen,
Slip up the led,
Filled my pockets full of
Short’nin’ bread;
Stole the skillet,
Stole the led,
Stole the gal makin’
Short’nin’ bread.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Caught me with the skillet,
Caught me with the led,
Caught me with the gal makin’
Short’nin’ bread;
Paid six dollars for the skillet,
Six dollars for the led,
Spent six months in jail eatin’
Short’nin’ bread.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Video for ‘Short’nin’ Bread’

Watch this classic sing-along for Short’nin’ Bread on YouTube.com.

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Yellow Bird | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics & Guitar Chords

Yellow Bird began as a Choucoune –  a 19th century Haitian song . The original song was composed by Michel Mauléart Monton with the lyrics written by Oswald Durand from a poem.  The popular calypso style arrangement that we know today was created for the Norman Luboff Choir. The lyrics for this new setting were written by Academy Award winning song writers, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Norman Luboff’s ‘Yellow Bird’ was recorded on Calypso Holiday in 1957.

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Yellow Bird for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo

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Lyrics for Yellow Bird

Yellow bird,
Up high in banana tree,
Yellow bird,
You sit all alone like me

Did your lady frien’,
Leave de nest again?
Dat is very sad,
Make me feel so bad,
You can fly away,
In the sky away,
You’re more lucky dan me.

More lyrics on Kididdles.com

 

Guitar Chords for Yellow Bird

You can get the guitar chords for Yellow Bird as recorded by the Kingston Trio on Ultimate-Guitar.com. The chords are in D Major, but you can transpose them to any key that works best for your, and they’re an auto-scroll feature so you can easily read the lyric and guitar chords from your phone.

Yellow Bird Guitar Chords

Video for Yellow Bird

Check out this video for Yellow Bird as recorded by the Kingston Trio on YouTube.com.

 

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Au Clair de la Lune | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics and Chords

Au clair de la lune (By the Light of the Moon) is a French folk song from the eighteenth century. The composer is unknown. The simple melody is well written and traditionally taught to beginning instrumental music students.

 

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This arrangement of Au clair de la lune is ideal for the beginning piano student with no prior experience. There’s a listen button on the site so you’ll have an idea what it should sound like when you practice.

Au Clair de la Lune | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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French Lyrics for ‘Au Clair de la Lune’

Au clair de la lune,
Mon ami Pierrot,
Prête-moi ta plume
Pour écrire un mot.
Ma chandelle est morte,
Je n’ai plus de feu.
Ouvre-moi ta porte
Pour l’amour de Dieu.

English Lyrics for ‘Au Clair de la Lune’

By the light of the moon,
My friend Pierrot,
Lend me your quill
To write a word.
My candle is dead,
I have no light left.
Open your door for me
For the love of God.

 

Guitar Chords for ‘Au Clair de la Lune’

Check out the guitar chords for Au clair de la lune on Ultimate-Guitar.com. The chords are in D Major, but you can transpose them to any key that works best for your, and they’re an auto-scroll feature so you can easily read the lyric and guitar chords from your phone.

Au Clair de la lune Guitar Chords on Ultimate-Guitar.com

 

Video for ‘Au Clair de la Lune’

Watch sing-along video forAu clair de la lune in French on YouTube.com.

 

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All the Pretty Little Horses | Piano Sheet Music, Guitar Chords & Lyrics

All the Pretty Little Horses is a lullaby from the United States that has inspired dozens of recordings and the title of Cormac McCarthy’s book All the Pretty Horses (1992). The most popular versions of this songs are written from the perspective of the mother singing her child to sleep, promising that when they wake they shall have all the pretty little horses.

 

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This arrangement of All the Pretty Little Horses is ideal for the first year piano student. There’s a listen button on the site so you’ll have an idea what it should sound like when you practice.

All the Pretty Little Horses | Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music

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Guitar Chords for ‘All the Pretty Little Horses’

Check out the guitar chords for All the Pretty Little Horses on Ultimate-Guitar.com. The chords are in A Minor, but you can transpose them to any key that works best for your, and they’re an auto-scroll feature so you can easily read the lyric and guitar chords from your phone.

All the Pretty Little Horses Guitar Chords on Ultimate-Guitar.com

 

Lyrics for ‘All the Pretty Little Horses’

Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry

Go to sleepy, little baby
When you wake you shall have
All the pretty little horses.
Way down yonder in the meadow
Lies a poor little lambie
Bees and butterflies, picking out its eyes
Poor little thing’s crying, “Mami.”
Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry
Go to sleepy, little baby.

Video for ‘All the Pretty Little Horses’ (Joan Baez)

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Rockin’ Robin | Piano & Guitar Sheet Music, Lyrics and Video

“Rockin’ Robin” was written by Leon René and then recorded by Bobby Day in 1958. This recording was Day’s biggest hit single. The recording became a number-two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was #1 for one week. Michael Jackson also recorded a version of “Rockin’ Robin” in 1972. It was released on his album Got to Be There and as a single. The single hit #1 on the Cash Box singles chart.

 

Print Piano Sheet Music for ‘Rockin’ Robin’

This arrangement is for easy piano solo. There’s a listen button on the website if you want to hear it first before you start practicing. Click through to check it out.

Rockin’ Robin | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Print Guitar Sheet Music for ‘Rockin’ Robin’ (TAB)

This arrangement is for easy guitar solo and includes notation and TAB. There’s a listen button on the website if you want to hear it first before you start practicing. Click through to check it out.

Guitar Sheet Music for ‘Rockin’ Robin’

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Lyrics for ‘Rockin’ Robin’ (Michael Jackson Version)

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet.
Rockin’ robin, rock rock
Rockin’ robin’
Blow rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight.
Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flappin’ their wings singing go bird go.
Rockin’ robin, rock rock
Rockin’ robin’
Blow rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight.
Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bob and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole.
He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet.
Rockin’ robin, rock rock
Rockin’ robin’
Blow rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight.
Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bob and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole.
He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet.
Rockin’ robin, rock rock
Rockin’ robin’
Blow rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight.

Guitar Chords for ‘Rockin’ Robin’

Check out the guitar chords and lyrics for Rockin’ Robin on Ultimate-Guitar.com. You can Auto-Scroll while you play and transpose from the default key if it’s not quite right for you.

Rockin’ Robin Guitar Chords by Bobby Day

 

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Humpty Dumpty | Lyrics, Free Piano & Guitar Sheet Music and Video

Humpty Dumpty is a character from an English nursery rhyme.  It it likely that it was  originally a popular riddle. The character is typically portrayed as an egg, though the text bears no reference to that. The first versions of this nursery rhyme date from the late eighteenth-century and the melody from 1870. Humpty Dumpty is referred to in many books and throughout popular culture, most notably Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass (1872).

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Humpty Dumpty – Free Piano Sheet Music for Beginners

This arrangement of Humpty Dumpty is ideal for the first year piano student.

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Humpty Dumpty – Free Guitar Sheet Music for Beginners

This arrangement of Humpty Dumpty is ideal for the first year beginner. It includes standard notation and tab notation and is available to print in PDF format.

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Best Known Version of ‘Humpty Dumpty’

The most well-known text from Humpty Dumpty was published in 1954.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Earliest Known Version of ‘Humpty Dumpty’

The earliest version that we have is from Samuel Arnold’s Juvenile Amusements (1797).

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Four-score Men and Four-score more,
Could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before.

Video for ‘Humpty Dumpty’

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