“The Muffin Man” is a nursery rhyme first recorded around 1820. It is also one of the most popular singing games. The song has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7922.
The lyrics refer to a muffin man who probably delivered his product, as it was accustomed in the Victorian era, and came from Drury Lane, a street on the eastern boundary of the Covent Garden area of London.
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 Muffin Man’ is an extremely easy 3-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major, as all three chords C, Dm and G are essential for beginners.
The melody range that results when singing in the key of C is a sixth from G4 to 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 C#, D, Eb or E 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 a bass line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. Actually one can play it within the first couple of weeks of guitar lessons!
Regarding the left hand, you will play the notes on the first position and up to the 3rd fret, using all four fingers. The upper melody line is on the first three strings (E, B and G).
As for the right hand, it is apoyando i-m, while the thumb moves on the three lower strings (E, A and D).
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Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music
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