“Oh, Susanna!” is a song written by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), and has become very popular in the U.S.A.
The song has been performed by many minstrel troupes and was copyrighted and published at least 21 times from 1847 through 1851. Its first publication occurred in 1848 in Cincinnati by the W. C. Peters & Co Editions.
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
‘Oh, Susanna!’ is an easy 3-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of A major, as all the three chords A, E and D are essential for beginners.
The melody range that results when singing in the key of A is a sixth from A4 to F#5 (see on the Music Sheet following). This range is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to Bb, B, C or C# major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV.
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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords, Notes and Tablature
This is a simple transcription for guitar with an accompanying bass line and recommended fingering. The piece is an ideal choice for guitar beginners. You can practice the notes on the 2nd position and up to the 4th fret with all four fingers of the left hand. The upper melody line is played on the first three strings (E, B, G). The bass line is all on the open bass strings. Don’t forget the three sharps (F, C and G).
As for the right hand, we play it apoyando, while the thumb moves on all the bass strings.
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
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