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Easy Harmonica Songs You Can Learn Fast, Part 2 - Folk Songs | Beginner Lesson, Tab & Demos


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Hello! In today's harmonica lesson we'll be learning some easy popular folk songs and traditional family favourites for beginner harmonica players. The video covers the first three songs; tabs and demos for all 11 songs can be found below. Grab a C harp to play along!


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The song is tabbed out for diatonic harmonica (in any key). The symbols I use are pretty basic - positive numbers are blow, negative numbers are draw.


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Kumbaya - tabs and demo:


4 5 6 6 6 -6 -6 6

Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah


4 5 6 6 6 -5 5 -4

Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah


4 5 6 6 6 -6 -6 6

Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah


-5 5 4 -4 -4 4

Oh Lo-ord, Kum ba yah


Oh Susanna - tabs and demo:


4 -4 5 6 6 -6 6 5 4 -4 5 5 -4 4 -4

Oh I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee


4 -4 5 6 6 -6 6 5 4 -4 5 5 -4 -4 4

And I'm going to Lou’siana, m-y true love for to see


-5 -5 -6 -6 -6 6 6 5 4 -4

Oh! Susanna, oh don't you cry for me


4 -4 5 6 6 -6 6 5 4 -4 5 5 -4 -4 4

For I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.


Home on the Range - tabs and demo


6 6 7 -8 8

Oh give me a home

7 -7 -6 -9 -9 -9

Where the buffalo roam

8 -9 9 7 7 7 -7 7 -8

And the deer and the antelope play

6 6 7 -8 8

Where seldom is heard

7 -7 -6 -9 -9 -9

A discouraging word

-9 -9 8 -8 7 -7 7 -8 7

And the skies are not cloudy all day


9 -9 8 -8 8

Home, home on the range

6 6 7 7 7 7 -7 7 -8

Where the deer and the antelope play

6 6 7 -8 8

Where seldom is heard

7 -7 -6 -9 -9 -9

A discouraging word

-9 -9 8 -8 7 -7 7 -8 7

And the skies are not cloudy all day


Happy Birthday - tabs and demo:


6 6 -6 6 7 -7

Happy birthday to you


6 6 -6 6 -8 7

Happy birthday to you


6 6 9 8 7 -7 -6

Happy birthday dear [someone]


-9 -9 8 7 -8 7

Happy birthday to you


Jingle Bells - tabs and demo:


5 5 5 5 5 5

Jingle bells, Jingle bells

5 6 4 -4 5

Jingle all the way

-5 -5 -5 -5 -5 5 5

Oh what fun it is to ride

5 5 5 -4 -4 5 -4

On a one horse open sleigh


6 5 5 5 5 5 5

Oh Jingle bells, Jingle bells

5 6 4 -4 5

Jingle all the way

-5 -5 -5 -5 -5 5 5

Oh, what fun it is to ride

5 5 6 6 -5 -4 4

On a one horse open sleigh


When the Saints Go Marching In - tabs and demo:


4 5 -5 6 4 5 -5 6 Oh when the saints, oh when the saints

4 5 -5 6 5 4 5 -4 Oh when the saints go marching in

5 5 -4 4 4 5 6 6 6 -5 Oh how I want to be in that number

5 -5 6 5 4 -4 4 When the saints go marching in


Battle Hymn of the Republic - tabs and demo:


Verse:

6 6 6 6 -5 5 6 7 -8 8 8 8 -8 7

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord

7 -7 -6 -6 -6 -7 7 -7 7 -6 6 -6 6 5 6 He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored

6 6 6 6 6 -5 5 6 7 -8 8 8 8 -8 7 He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword

7 -8 -8 7 -7 7 His truth is marching on Chorus: 6 -5 5 6 7 -8 8 7

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

-6 -7 7 -7 7 -6 6 5

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

6 -5 5 6 7 -8 8 7

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

7 -8 -8 7 -7 7

His truth is marching on


Yankee Doodle - tabs and demo:


7 7 -8 8 7 8 -8

Yankee Doodle went to town 6 7 7 -8 8 7 -7

A-riding on a pony

7 7 -8 8 -9 8 -8 Stuck a feather in his cap

7 -7 6 -6 -7 7 7 And called it macaroni -6 -7 -6 6 -6 -7 7 Yankee Doodle keep it up

6 -6 6 -5 5 6 Yankee Doodle Dandy

-6 -7 -6 6 -6 -7 7 Mind the music and the step

-6 6 7 -7 -8 7 7 And with the girls be handy


Amazing Grace - tabs and demo:


6 7 8 -8 7 8 -8 7 -6 6

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound

6 7 8 -8 7 8 -8 9

That saved a wretch like me

8 9 8 -8 7 8 -8 7 -6 6

I once was lost but now I'm found

6 7 8 -8 7 8 -8 7

Was blind, but now I see


Silent Night - tabs and demo:


6 -6 6 5 6 -6 6 5

Silent night, Holy night

-8 -8 -7 7 7 6

All is calm, all in bright

-6 -6 7 -7 -6 6 -6 6 5

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child

-6 -6 7 -7 -6 6 -6 6 5

Holy infant so tender and mild

-8 -8 -9 -8 -7 7 8

Sleep in heavenly peace

7 6 5 6 -5 -4 4

Sleep in heavenly peace


My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - tabs and demo:


6 8 -8 7 -8 7 -6 6 5

My Bonnie lies over the ocean

6 8 -8 7 7 -7 7 -8

My Bonnie lies over the sea

6 8 -8 7 -8 7 -6 6 5

My Bonnie lies over the ocean

6 -6 -8 7 -7 -6 -7 7

Oh bring back my Bonnie to me


6 7 -6 -8

Bring back, bring back

7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -6 -7 7 -8 8

Oh bring back my Bonnie to me, to me

6 7 -6 -8

Bring back, bring back

7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -6 -7 7

Oh bring back my Bonnie to me


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