Hush, Little Baby (Mockingbird) – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

“Hush, Little Baby” is a traditional lullaby, thought to have been written in the Southern United States. The lyrics promise all kinds of rewards to the child if he or she is quiet.

The simple structure allows more verses to be added ad lib. The song has been performed and recorded by many artists including Joan Baez, Regina Spektor, Nina Simone, The Weavers and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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

“Hush, Little Baby” is an extremely easy 2-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major (and, alternatively, the key of D and G major as you can see next), as the chords C and G7 are essential for beginners.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of C extends to a seventh from G4 to F5 (see on the Music Sheet in C following) and 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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Hush Little Baby Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in D

As mentioned above, we also suggest the key of D major as both chords D and A7 are simple and easy to play. Even though you can have the D major key by playing the song in C major with the capo on the 2nd fret, we believe this option is worth the try, as you can take full advantage of the fine resonance from the open bass strings D and A.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of D extends to a seventh from A4 to G5 (see on the Music Sheet in D following) and is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. 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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Hush Little Baby Guitar Chords and Tabs in D.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in G

A third option is this in the key of G major following. The chords G and D7 are similarly very easy to play.

The melody range here is the seventh D4 C5 and is a bit low-pitched for children. However, it is suitable for lower female or tenor voices. Nonetheless, you can use a capo to transpose to G#, A, Bb or B major by placing it respectively to fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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Hush Little Baby Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.


 

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

This is a simple transcription for guitar with recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners – actually one can play it within the first week of guitar lessons!

You can practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret with fingers 1, 2 and 3 of the left hand. As for the right hand, you can practice the apoyando technique with i-m.

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Hush, Little Baby Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in C.


 

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

Here is another easy transcription for guitar in the key of D major with an accompanying bass line and recommended fingering.

It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 2nd position and up to the 3rd fret with fingers 1, 2 and 3 of the left hand. Don’t forget the F sharp (2nd fret – 1st string) and the C sharp (2nd fret – 2nd string)!

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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Hush, Little Baby 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.

Hush, Little Baby – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell


 

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