The Animals Went in Two by Two – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

“The Animals Went in Two by Two” is a tune based on the popular folk song  “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”, which originated during the American Civil War. The lyrics of the song come from the biblical story of Noah and the salvation of the animals.

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 in Am

“The Animals Went in Two by Two” is an easy 5-chord song in a minor key. We suggest the key of A minor, as the chords Am, C, E and G are essential for beginners. For the F chord you must be familiarised with the full “barré” technique.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of Am is the octave E4-E5 (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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The Animals Went in Two by Two - Guitar Chords and Tabs in Am.

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in Dm

Playing the song in the key of D minor is another good option. For the F and Bb chords you must be familiarised with the full “barré” technique, but the rest of them are among the easiest: Dm, A and C chords.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of Dm is the octave A4-A5 (see on the Music Sheet in Dm following). This range is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to D#m, Em, Fm or F# minor by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords, Notes and Tablature in Am

This is a simple transcription for guitar with recommended fingering. We transposed the melody to the lower octave and came up with an interesting bass exercise!

Regarding the left hand, you will play the notes on the first and second position and up to the 5th fret, remaining strictly on the three bass strings, E, A and D. We have added a few legati to enhance the experience. We are sure you will enjoy it! As for right hand you will practice apoyando i-m. 

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The Animals Went in Two by Two Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in Am.

 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords, Notes and Tablature in Dm

This is a simple transcription for guitar with bass and middle voices 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 6th fret. Two or three fingers must be held together at the same time in order to perform the accurate duration of the notes.

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 most bars 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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The Animals Went in Two by Two Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in Dm.

 

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.

The Animals Went in Two by Two – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell

 

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