Traditional Songs Collection with Chords and Lyrics
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A collection of 399 Mainly Old-Time Traditional Songs with lyrics and chords from American popular vernacular music, with downloadable PDF for printing.

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American old-time songs with chords

THE SONGS IN THIS COLLECTION are from the American popular vernacular music idiom, and include folk, traditional, regional and religious songs. Some of the songs mention artist, vocalist or composer names, this should not be taken to mean that they are an accurate version of the piece as performed or composed by the named person. Also the keys and chord sequences chosen may also vary considerably between versions by different artists. Many of these songs are in the public domain or traditional categories, however, this cannot be guaranteed, and should you wish to use them as a basis of a performance or for any non-personal study purpose you are advised to contact the copyright holders (where available, copyright info has been included with the song). These transcriptions are made by many different individuals from all over the world for their own research and instruction, and as such are liable to great variation in interpretation and opinion. They are being shared on this site for educational purposes only, please see our copyright page for more info.


Most of these songs consist of lyrics with chords marked but some also include guitar tabs.. Although primarily intended for guitar these chords should also be suitable for use with other instruments such as Ukulele or Banjo.


Many of the song pages, particularly those including tablature, extend to several pages. To avoid large slow to load pages only the first page is displayed, in these cases you will need to DOWNLOAD the PDF file to all the song pages.

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Abilene Ach Du Lieber Augustin Across The Bridge Across The Western Plains Aint Gonna Work Tomorrow Alice Allentown Jail All My Sorrows All My Trials All Night All Day All Quiet Along The Potomac Tonight All Through The Night Alouette Amazing Grace Amelia Earharts Last Flight America America The Beautiful Anchors Aweigh Angels We Have Heard On High Anne Boleyn Another Kanaka Like Me Apples And Bananas As I Roved Out Auld Lang Syne Aunt Rhody Aura Lee A Mighty Fortress Is Our God A Soalin Ballad Of Casey Jones Bamboo Band Played On Banjo Song Banks Of Claudy Trad Banks Of The Nile Tab Etc Banks Of The Ohio Barbara Allen Barges Bear In The Woods Beautiful Dreamer Believe Me Be Kind To Your Web Be Thou My Vision Big Rock Candy Mountain Big Rock Candy Mountain Ver 1 Billboards Billy Boy Bill Grogans Goat Birds And Ships Black Is The Color Black Velvet Band- Trad Irish Black Water Side Blues Chase Up A Rabbit Blue Ridge Mountain Blues Blue Tail Fly Bogies Bonnie Belle C M Bogies Bonnie Belle D G Boll Weevil Ver 1 Boom Boom Aint It Great Boom Chicka Boom Both Sides The Tweed Boy Who Wouldnt Hoe Brahms Lullaby Brandy Leave Me Alone Bread And Gravy Brennan On The Moor Bringing In The Sheaves Bringing Mary Home Buckeye Jim Buffalo Gals Bury Me Beneath The Willows Bury Me Not Butcher Boy By Yon Bonnie Banks Camptown Races Captain Wedderburn Carrickfergus Catfish John Charlie And The M T A Chicken Lips Children Go Where Ver 1 Cider Through A Straw Cindy Clementine Original Clementine Traditional Click Go The Shears Cockles and Mussels Columbiathe Gem Of The Ocean Columbus Stockade Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies Come And Go With Me Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing Copper Kettle Cotton Eyed Joe Cruel War Cruel Youth Cuckoo The Cumelada Vista Daisy Bell Dancing Bear Danny Boy Dark Hollow Darling Corey Dear Old Daddys Whiskers Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again Devil And The Farmers Wife De Colores Diggy Liggy Lo- Buck Owens Ding Dong Merrily On Highchords Dives And Lazarus Dixie Doggon It Baby Im In Love- Carl Smith Dona Dona Down By The Glenside Down By The Riverside Down By The Salley Gardens Down In The Valley To Pray- Doc Watson Down In The Valley Ver 1 Down In The Valley Ver 2 Down In The Willow Garden Do Lord Dragon Song Drill Ye Terriers Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes Drunken Piper Drunken Sailor Dry Bones Duncan And Brady Dunderbecks Machine Each Campfire Lights Anew Early In The Morning Eddie Suka Eddystone Light Engine 143 Erie Canal Eternal Fatherstrong To Save Everybody Gonna Pray Everybody Loves Saturday Eyes On The Prize Fair And Tender Ladies Five Hundred Miles Flower Of Sweet Strabane Foggy Foggy Dew Follow The Drinking Gourd Fox Freight Train Frere Jacques Get On Board Ginseng Sullivan- Norman Blake Girl In The Blue Velvet Band Girl I Left Behind Me Git Along Little Dogies Give Me Forty Acres- Willis Brothers Give Me Oil In My Lamp Glendale Train- New Riders God Bless My Underwear God Dips Love In My Heart- Rex Allen God Gave The Wise Ones Goober Peas Goodbye Old Paint Goodnight, Irene Goodnight Irene Good Night Ladies Gopher Guts Go Down Moses Go Tell It On The Mountain Easy Go Tell It On The Mountain Truer Grandfathers Clock Grave Of Bonaparte- N N Blake Greenback Dollar Ver 1 Greenback Dollar Ver 2 Greensleeves Green Grow The Rushes Ho Guantanamera Gypsy Davey Gypsy Rover Handsome Molly Hanks Song- Ferlin Husky Happy Wanderer Hard Times Come Hava Nagila Hearse Song Hes Got The Whole World Hold On Home On The Range Version 1 Home On The Range Version 2 Home On The Range Version 3 Home Sweet Home Hot Corn Cold Corn How Great Thou Art How Mountain Girls Can Love Hundred Pipers Hush A Bye Im Looking Over Im On My Way Irish Rover Its A Long Way To Tipperary Its Raining Ive Been Working On The Railroad Ive Got No Use For Women I Aint Broke I Am A Pilgrim I Dont Want No More Of Camping I Got Wings I Know Where Im Going I Never Will Marry I Ride An Old Paint I Wanna Go Home Jacobs Ladder Jamaica Farewell- Kingston Trio Jamaica Farewell Jambalaya- Williams Hank Jefferson And Liberty Jennie Jenkins Jesse James Jimmy Crack Corn Jock Ohazeldean Johnny Appleseed John Barleycorn John Henry John The Revelator- Blues Brothers John The Revelator Joy To The World Jump Down Turn Around Just A Closer Walk With Thee Just Because Just Before The Battle Mother Keeper Keep On The Sunny Side Kellswater Ver 1 Kellswater Ver 2 Kevin Barry Kingdom Of Days Klan Kumbaya- Traditional Kumbaya La Bamba La Marseillaise Leatherwing Bat- Peter Paul And Mary Lemon Tree Let The Deal Go Down Let Us Break Bread Together Life Is Like A Mountain Railway Likes Likker Better Than Me Linger Little Brown Jug Little Liza Jane Little Maggie Little Sadie Little Sod Shanty Liverpool Lou- Dominic Behan Logger Love Lolly Too Dum Lonesome Valley Lorena- Henry Delafayette Mac Tavish Mademoisellefrom Armentieres Magdalena Hagdalena Maid Of Constant Sorrow Mama Dont Allow Mama Paquita Marching Through Georgia Marines Hymn Michael Row The Boat Ashore Miss Lucy Mi Caballo Blanco Mockingbird Song Molly Malone Motherless Child Mountain Dew Mules My Body Needs Calamine Lotion My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean My Country Tis Of Thee My Lagan Love My Old Kentucky Home National Anthem Of The Russian Federation Chords Nearer My God To Thee New River Train New York Mining Disaster 1941 Nine Hundred Miles Nine Pound Hammer Nobody Likes Me Oats Peas Beans Oh Dear What Can Oh Dem Golden Slippers Oh Freedom Oh Mary Dont You Weep Oh Susanna Oh You Cant Get To Heaven Old Chisholm Trail Old Country Church- J D Sumner Old Home Place Old Joe Clark Old Roger Old Shep Old Slewfoot Old Time Religion Orig Old Time Religion P S Once I Had A Sweetheart On Raglan Road On Top Of Old Smokey On Top Of Spaghetti Our Boys Will Shine Over There O Death C V B O Reilly Paradise Trad Pass It On Patapan Peace Peace In The Valley Pink Pajamas Plaisir D Amour Polly Von Polly Wolly Doodle Pony Boy Poor Boy Poor Wayfaring Stranger Raglan Road Railroad Bill Rare Old Mountain Dew Red Is The Rose Red River Valley Remember Riddle Song Rifle Rocky Road To Dublin Rock A Bye Baby Roll In My Sweet Babys Roll On Buddy Rose Of Alabama Run Come See Jerusalem Rye Whiskey Scarborough Fair Canticle Shady Grove Shell Be Comin Round J B Shenandoah She Moved Through The Fair Ship Titanic Simple Gifts Single Girl Sing A Song Of Sixpence Sinner Man Si Me Quieres Escribir Skye Boat Song Sloop John B Soldiers Joy Star Of The County Down Stewball Strawberry Roan Streets Of Laredo Sweet Bestsy From Pike Sweet Betsy From Pike Swing Low Sweet Chariot Take This Hammer Tam Pearce Tennessee Waltz- Leonard Cohen The Battle Of New Orleans- Pete Seeger The Bonnie Blue Flag The Horse Named Bill The Last Letter- Rex Griffin The Little White Church- Mac Wiseman Thirty Pieces Of Silver- Wilma Lee This Land Is Your Land- Woody Guthrie This Little Light Of Mine This Train Three Jolly Fishermen Three Ravens Today Tom Dooley Turkey In The Straw Uncle Pen Union Maid Union Train Violets Of Dawn Vive La Compagnie Wabash Cannonball Wade In The Water Waist Deep In The Big Muddy Walk Shepherdess Walk Waltzing Matilda- Banjo Patterson Waltzing Matilda Water Is Wide Way Over Yonder W G Wearing Of The Green When Irish Eyes Are Smiling When I First Came To This Land When Johnny Comes Marching Whole World In His Hands Wildwood Flower Willow Garden Willow Song Will Circle Be Unbroken- A P Carter Wimoweh Wraggle Taggle Gypsies Wreck Of The Old 97 Yall Come Yankee Doodle Yellow Rose Of Texas

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