“I’m a little teapot” was written in order to teach children a dance routine. Clarence Kelley – who composed the song with George Harold Sanders – and his wife ran a dance school for children. As the movements for the “Waltz Clog” that they wanted to teach were difficult for children to learn, they wrote “I’m a little teapot” with a helpful choreography.
The song was published in 1939. Actually, the dance moves for the song are a pantomime of a teapot’s figure.
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
“I’m a Little Teapot ” is an extremely easy 4-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of G major as all four chords G, C D and D7 are essential for beginners.
The melody range that results when singing in the key of G extends to the octave G4 – G5 (see on the Music Sheet following) and is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nonetheless, you could 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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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes, Chords & Tablature
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 all four fingers of the left hand. As for the right hand, you can practice the apoyando technique with i-m on the first three strings (E, B and G).
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
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