“The animal fair” is a traditional children’s song. It was sung by minstrels while it is known and sung already from the end of 19 century by American sailors. The song was also attested in Life magazine in 1941 as a cadence of soft shoe tap dancing.
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
‘The Animal Fair” is an extremely easy 2-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of A major, as both chords A and E7 are essential for beginners.
The melody range that results when singing in the key of A 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 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 bass and middle voice plus recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. We suggest this version with accompaniment for those who would like a more sophisticated approach.
Regarding the left hand, you will play the notes on the first and second position and up to the 5th fret. Two or three fingers must be held together at the same time in order to perform the accurate duration of the notes. Keep in mind the three Sharps (F#, C#, G#) throughout the piece !
This version is excellent for right hand mobility and control. You can practice apoyando, tirando and full chords with p-i-m-a. We use apoyando for the melody so that it will stand out clearly. In the first beat of each bar, however, where there is a full chord, try to accent your ring finger (a) more than the others. The concept here is to build a strong tirando stroke that won’t fall short in terms of volume compared to the apoyando ones.
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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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