“See Saw Margery Daw” is a popular English language nursery rhyme, folk song and playground singing game. The seesaw is one of the oldest ‘rides’ for children, easily constructed from logs of different sizes. The words of “See Saw Margery Daw” reflect children playing on a see-saw and singing this rhyme to accompany their game. No person has been identified by the name Margery Daw; hence it is assumed that this was purely used to rhyme with the words ‘seesaw’.
The rhyme first appeared in its modern form in Mother Goose’s Melody, published in London in around 1765. It may have its origins as a work song for sawyers, helping to keep rhythm when using a two-person saw. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 13028.
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
‘See Saw Margery Daw’ is an easy 5-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of D major, as all five chords D, A, A7, E7 and G are essential for beginners.
The melody range that results when singing in the key of D is the octave A4 – A5 (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 D#, E, F or F# 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 recommended fingering. The piece is an ideal choice for guitar beginners. You can play it within the first week of guitar lessons!
You can practice the notes on the 1st and 2nd position and up to the 5th fret, with all 4 fingers of the left hand. Don’t forget the two sharps – F# and C#. As for the right hand, we play it apoyando i-m.
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
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