Golden Slumbers – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

“Golden Slumbers” is a wonderful lullaby written by Thomas Dekker, an English Elizabethan dramatist. The song’s first edition was in 1603, and it is based on the poem “Cradle Song”, a lullaby that it was included in Dekker’s play Patient Grissel.

The Beatles used part of “Golden slumbers” in their song of the same name, although Paul McCartney claimed he composed it without ever having listened to the lullaby.

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

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in C

“Golden Slumbers” is an extremely easy 4-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major (and, alternatively, the key of D major as you can see next). To play the tune in C one must be familiarized with the full “barré” technique for the F Chord. The remaining three chords C, G  and Dm are essential for beginners.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of C extends to an interval of a tenth from E4 to G5 (see on the Music Sheet in C following). Due to this melodic stretch the song is quite demanding for a voice that isn’t well trained. However it is manageable for most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to C#, D, D#, or E major by placing it respectively to fret I, II, III, or IV.

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Golden Slumbers Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in D

As mentioned above, we also suggest the key of D major, as all the chords D, G, A and Em are essential for beginners. Additionally, you can take full advantage of the fine resonance from the open strings D, A and E.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of D is the tenth F#4 – A5 (see on the Music Sheet in D following). Τhe vocal requirements are pretty much the same as those in the key of C. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to D#, E, F, or F# major by placing it respectively to fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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Golden Slumbers Guitar Chords and Tabs in D.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes, Chords & Tablature in C

This is a simple transcription for guitar with a simple 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 with all 4 fingers of the left hand. The upper melody line is played on the strings E, B, G and D.

Regarding the right hand, you can practice the apoyando technique with i-m while the thumb moves on all the bass strings.

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Golden Slumbers Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in C.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes, Chords & Tablature in D

This is a simple transcription for guitar with a simple 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. You can practice the notes on the 2nd position and up to the 5th fret with all 4 fingers of the left hand.

The upper melody line is played on the strings E, B, G and D.  Don’t forget the two sharps F# and C#!

The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice all the basic techniques: apoyando, tirando, a few dyads with i-m, while the thumb moves on all the bass strings.

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Golden Slumbers Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in D


 

Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music

You can click on the button for a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music with notes and tablature for this song for free.

Golden Slumbers – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell


 

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