Baa Baa Black Sheep – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep“, just like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star“, is a variant of the French melody “Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman“. This lovely nursery rhyme and its numerous variations have been sung across Great Britain and North America. It is on the number 4439 in the Roud Folk Song Index.

The rhyme is known from the first half of the 18th century. One of the theories about the explanation of its meaning is political and related with the medieval taxes on wool and the slave trade.

On this page you can find Guitar Chords and Tabs followed by an Easy Guitar Sheet Music. See also our Printable PDF file for free download.

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in C

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep’ is an extremely easy 3-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major (and, alternatively, the key of G major as you can see next). To play the tune in C one must be familiarized with the full “barré” technique, as the F Chord is present in every line. The remaining two C and G chords are essential for beginners.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of C is a major 6th from C5 to A5. (See on the Music Sheet in C following). This range  is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to C#, D, Eb, or E major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in G

In case you have any difficulty with the “Barré” technique, or if you would like an easier option for your younger students, we suggest the key of G major, as all three chords G, D and C are essential for beginners. In this case you should lower the pitch of your voice with the melody ranging a major 6th from G4 to E5. (See on the Music Sheet in G following).

Singing ‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep’ in the key of G, is equally well suited to most children’s voice pitch, although it might not sound so bright compared to the C key. Nevertheless, you could always use a capo to transpose to G#, A, Bb, or B major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords in C

This is a simple transcription for guitar with a plain bass line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 5th fret, with all 4 fingers of the left hand. You will also see some interesting slidings of fingers 1 and 4 in the 2nd bar. The upper melody line is played on the first two strings (E and B).

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Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Sheet Music in C


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords in G

This is a simple transcription for guitar with a plain bass line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for Guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret, while practising with all 4 fingers of the left hand. The upper melody line is played on the first three strings (E, B and G).

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Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Sheet Music in G


 

Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music

If you like to  download a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

Baa Baa Black Sheep – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell


 

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