“Rock-a-bye Baby” or “Hush-a-bye baby” is a popular song for kids and a lullaby. It seems that song’s lyrics first appeared in English nursery rhymes collection Mother Goose. The origins of this song are not clear and there is a bundle of stories associated to it that go back into the 18th century.
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
‘Five Little Ducks’ is an extremely easy 2-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major, as both C and G chords are essential for beginners.
Besides that, the melody range that results when singing in the key of C is an octave from E4 to F5 (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 C#, D, D#, or E major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV.
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Guitar Chords and Tabs (French Lyrics)
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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords
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. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret, while using the first three fingers of the left hand. It is truly a melody that anyone can play within the first week of learning the guitar!
The melody is played on the first four strings (E, B, G and D) and the bass line is all on open D and A strings. The piece is also a good exercise for the flexibility of the right hand if played “apoyando” i-m with the fingers scrolling up and down the strings.
Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
You can download for free a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song. To do so, click on the button above or on the following link.
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