“Songs of the Month”

These are the songs that we have worked on at our Monthly Gatherings in past years, or in small classes (read more).

Download these FREE TABS for the dulcimer and enjoy using them! Print a copy and bring to our gatherings if you would like.

Although compatible one with another, different versions of the same tune may include the following:
*Ionian tuning (often in DAA) with melody on lead string.
*Ionian tuning  with melody on lead string and harmony on middle and/or bass string.
*Mixolydian tuning (often in DAD) with melody on lead string
*Mixolydian tuning with melody on lead string and harmony on middle and/or bass string.
*Back-up chords/harmonies for Mixolydian tuning.
YOU CHOOSE WHICH VERSION IS BEST FOR YOU.

Celebrate Juneteenth with these favorite tunes: “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”, “Steal Away”, and “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”. Download all three arrangements here.

Classes have used these TABS:

Are You Sleeping (page 2) – arr. by D. Ansley
Aura Lee (Finger Picked) – arr. by D. Ansley
Aura Lee Lower – arr. by D. Ansley
Aura Lee Upper – arr. by D. Ansley
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (three versions) – arr. by D. Ansley
Boil Dem Cabbage Down (page 2 in two parts) – arr. by D. Ansley
Down by the Salley Garden – arr. by D. Ansley
Down in the Valley (in two parts) – arr. by D. Ansley
Go in Peace – arr. by Tull Glazener, shared with permission. See his site for additional parts.
Grey Cat On A Tennessee Farm (page 1)- arr. by D. Ansley
Holy Manna Lower – arr. by D. Ansley
Holy Manna Upper – arr. by D. Ansley
Juneteenth arrangements of “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”, “Steal Away”, and “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”
Leaning on Everlasting Arms Lower – arr. by D. Ansley
Leaning on Everlasting Arms Upper – arr. by D. Ansley
My Grandfather’s Clock – arr. by D. Ansley
Oh, Susannah (DAD) – arr. by D. Ansley
On Top of Old Smokey (page 1) – arr. by D. Ansley
Puff the Magic Dragon – arr. by D. Ansley
Precious Memories – arr. by D. Ansley
Southwind FP 2nd Pt – arr. by D. Ansley
Southwind FP – arr. by D. Ansley
Sweet By and By Lower – arr. by D. Ansley
Sweet By and By Upper – arr. by D. Ansley
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (on page 1) – arr. by D. Ansley
Un Canadien Errant 2nd pt arr. by D. Ansley
Where the Soul Never Dies – arr. by D. Ansley
Wildwood Flower (page 1) – arr. by D. Ansley
Will the Circle by Unbroken – arr. by D. Ansley
Will the Circle Be Unbroken Chords arr. by D. Ansley
Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Bass, arr. by D. Ansley
You Are My Sunshine (on page 2) – arr. by D. Ansley

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Alphabetical Listing of Tab:

* Angeline the Baker – DAA – arr. by D. Ansley
* Angeline the Baker – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley

* Are You Sleeping (page 2) – Ansley
* Aura Lee FP – Ansley
* Aura Lee Lower – Ansley
* Aura Lee Upper – Ansley
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (three versions) – arr. by D. Ansley
* Belle of Belfast City arr. by Shelley Stevens
* Boil Dem Cabbage Down (in two parts) – Ansley
* Black Mountain Rag, Melody, DAD – arr. by D. Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)

* Boil Them Cabbage Down arr. by D. Ansley
* Do Lord – DAA – arr. by D. Ansley
* Do Lord – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley
* Do Lord  – DAD with Chords – arr. by D. Ansley
* Do Lord – Glory Land  – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley
* Down in the Valley – DAA with Chords – arr. by D. Ansley
* Down in the Valley – DAD Simple Version – arr. by D. Ansley

* Down in the Valley (in two parts) – arr. by D. Ansley
* Down in the Valley – DAD with Chords – arr. by D. Ansley, tabbed by L. Lineweaver
* Fancy Gap Breakdown DAA arr. by Jan Scanlan and Lori Lineweaver
* Fancy Gap Breakdown DAD arr. by Jan Scanlan and Lori Lineweaver

* Go Tell Aunt Rhodie – arr. by D. Ansley
* Grey Cat on a Tennessee Farm  arr. by Dinah Ansley

* Grey Cat On A Tennessee Farm (p. 1)- arr. by D. Ansley
* Hop High Ladies, DGD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
* Hop High Ladies, Words
* June Apple DAA
* June Apple DAD – Melody Only
* June Apple DAD – Melody & Chords arr. by D. Ansley

* Lineweaver Jig by Bill Collins
* Liza Jane DAA.Melody arr. by D. Ansley
* Liza Jane DAA.Harmony arr. by D. Ansley
Liza Jane DAD.Melody arr. by D. Ansley
Liza Jane DAD.Harmony arr. by D. Ansley

* My Grandfather’s Clock – arr. by D. Ansley
* Old Joe Clark Clark – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley
* On Top of Old Smokey DAA.Melody arr. by D. Ansley
* On Top of Old Smokey DAA Chords arr. by D. Ansley

* On Top of Old Smokey DAD in two parts, (page 1) – arr. by D. Ansley
* OnTop of Old Smokey DAD Melody– arr. by D. Ansley
* On Top of Old Smokey DAD.Chords arr. by D. Ansley
* River – words and music by Bill Staines

* River – words and music by Bill Stainessearch for River
* Sandy Boys, Melody, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)
* Sandy Boys, Words

* She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain TablEdited by Burt I. Kahn
* Shenandoah, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley
Shortnin-Bread – DAA – arr. by D. Ansley
Shortnin-Bread – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley
* Shortnin-Bread – DAD – Backup Chords – arr. by D. Ansley

* Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (on page 1) – arr. by D. Ansley
* Where the Soul Never Dies – arr. by D. Ansley
* Where the Soul Never Dies, Melody, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)
* Where the Soul Never Dies, Harmony, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)
* Wildwood Flower, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley (1-5-8 tuning)
* Wildwood Flower – DAA arr. by Dinah Ansley
* Wildwood Flower – DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley

* Will the Circle by Unbroken – arr. by D. Ansley
* You Are My Sunshine (on page 2) – arr. by D. Ansley
* You Are My Sunshine, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley (1-5-8 tuning)
* You Are My Sunshine – DAA and DAA with chords – arr. by D. Ansley
* You Are My Sunshine — DAD and DAD with chords (pages 3 & 4)- arr. by D. Ansley

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Tunes in DAC or DAG:


* Hatikva, DAC adapted by Dinah Ansley – (National Anthem of Israeli in 1-5-7 Tuning):
* Hey, Ho, Nobody Home, DAC adapted by Dinah Ansley (1-5-7 Tuning)
* Hey, Ho, Nobody Home (DAG) adapted by Dinah Ansley (1-5-4 Tuning)

* Scarborough Fair (DAC) adapted by Dinah Ansley (1-5-7 Tuning)
* Shalom Chaverim (DAC) – Israeli Folk Song arranged by Dinah Ansley (1-5-7 Tuning)
* Shady Grove (text) arr. by Dinah Ansley (1 -5 -7 Tuning)
*Shady Grove  (DAC)(Another Version) arr. by Dinah Ansley (1 -5 -7 Tuning)

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Tunes in DGD:

* The Girl I Left Behind Me, DGD Traditional, arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
* Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, DGD by Hoffman, Schowalter, arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
* Wabash Canon Ball, DGD Traditional, arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
* Wabash Canon Ball (text only) Traditional

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Holiday Songs:

Holiday Tunes in DAD:

Christmas is Coming (Round) – Ansley
Deck the Halls (2 versions, DAD) – Ansley
Deck the Halls (High Melody)
Dona Nobis Pacem (Round) – Anlsey
Good King Wenceslas (DAD) - Ansley
Jingle Bells ( DAD) – Ansley
Joy To The World (DAD) – Ansley
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (DAD) – Ansley

Holiday Tunes in DAA (select the DAA versions when printing!):

Deck the Halls (DAA) – Ansley
Jingle Bells (DAA) – Ansley
Joy To The World (DAA) – Ansley
We Wish You A Merry Christmas ( DAA) – Ansley

Good King Wenceslas (DAD) - Ansley

2019 Fingerpicked Tunes –

Angels We Have Heard on High (DAD – Fingerpicked)

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Tab listed by month shared:

August 2017

* River – words and music by Bill Staines

June 2017 “Songs of the Month” for the “slow” jam:

*Grey Cat on a Tennessee Farm, DAD  arr. by Dinah Ansley
*Shenandoah, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley

May/June 2017 “Songs of the Month”:
*Black Mountain Rag, Melody, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)
(We will also review Sandy Boys, Wildwood Flower and You are My Sunshine from April).

May/June 2017 “Songs of the Month” – click to download in pdf format
Tunes for the “slow” jam:
*Black Mountain Rag, Melody, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)
(We will also review Sandy Boys, Wildwood Flower and You are My Sunshine from April).
April 2017 “Songs of the Month” –  click  to download in pdf format
Tunes for the “slow” jam:
*Sandy Boys, Melody, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)
*Sandy Boys, Words
*Wildwood Flower, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley (1-5-8 tuning)
*You Are My Sunshine, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley (1-5-8 tuning)

Another tune to add to your DGD song list:
*Hop High Ladies, DGD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
*Hop High Ladies, Words

February 2017 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format
At the Feb. Jan we will play tunes in DGD from our January list below.  Dinah will be our jam. leader.
*Where the Soul Never Dies, Melody, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)
*Where the Soul Never Dies, Harmony, DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-5-8 tuning)

January 2017 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format
*The Girl I Left Behind Me, DGD Traditional, arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
*Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, DGD by Hoffman, Schowalter, arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
*Wabash Canon Ball, DGD Traditional, arr. by Dinah Ansley, (1-4-8 tuning)
*Wabash Canon Ball (text only) Traditional

December 2016 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format
Christmas Carols:
*Jingle Bells in 3 Parts by Ron Zuckerman from Everything Dulcimer
*Jingle Bells DAA – Melody
*Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, DAA
*Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, DAA w/chords
*Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, DAD w/chords
*We Wish You a Merry Christmas, DAA
*We Wish You a Merry Christmas, DAD High Melody
*We Wish You a Merry Christmas, DAD Low Melody
*Deck the Halls, DAA
*Deck the Halls, DAD w/ chords
*Shalom Chaverim, DAC – Israeli Folk Song arranged by Dinah Ansley (1-5-7 Tuning)
*Hey, Ho, Nobody Home, DAC adapted by Dinah Ansley (1-5-7 Tuning)
*Little Drummer Boy, DAD

November 2016 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format
*Hatikva adapted by Dinah Ansley – (National Anthem of Israeli in 1-5-7 Tuning):
*Scarborough Fair (DAC) adapted by Dinah Ansley (1-5-7 Tuning)
*Shalom Chaverim (DAC) – Israeli Folk Song arranged by Dinah Ansley (1-5-7 Tuning)

*Shady Grove (text) arr. by Dinah Ansley (1 -5 -7 Tuning)
* Shady Grove (Another Version) arr. by Dinah Ansley (1 -5 -7 Tuning)
*Hey, Ho, Nobody Home (DAG) adapted by Dinah Ansley (1-5-4 Tuning)

June 2016 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format

Fancy Gap Breakdown:
* Fancy Gap Breakdown DAA arr. by Jan Scanlan and Lori Lineweaver
* Fancy Gap Breakdown DAD arr. by Jan Scanlan and Lori Lineweaver

June Apple:
* June Apple DAA arr. by Dinah Ansley
* June Apple DAD – Melody Only arr. by Dinah Ansley
* June Apple DAD – Melody & Chords arr. by Dinah Ansley

Where the Soul Never Dies:
* Where the Soul Never Dies – DAA – Melody– arr. by Dinah Ansley
* Where the Soul Never Dies – DAA – Harmony – arr. by Dinah Ansley
* Where the Soul Never Dies – DAD – Melody – arr. by Dinah Ansley
* Where the Soul Never Dies – DAD – Harmony – arr. by Dinah Ansley

May 2016 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format
Liza Jane:
*Liza Jane DAA.Melody arr. by Dinah Ansley
* Liza Jane DAA.Harmony arr. by Dinah Ansley
Liza Jane DAD.Melody arr. by Dinah Ansley

Liza Jane DAD.Harmony arr. by Dinah Ansley

On Top of Old Smokey:
* OnTop of Old Smokey DAA.Melody arr. by Dinah Ansley
* On Top of Old Smokey DAA Chords arr. by Dinah Ansley
* OnTop of Old Smokey DAD Melody– arr. by Dinah Ansley
* On Top of Old Smokey DAD.Chords arr. by Dinah Ansley 

This Little Light:
* This Little Light DAA Melody.arr. by Dinah Ansley
* This Little Light DAA HIgh Octave arr. by Dinah Ansley
* This Little Light DAD Melody .arr. by Dinah Ansley

NOTE:  Weather permitting, new beginners will meet on the front porch for their session.

For the beginners group,  practice will continue with You Are My Sunshine (download below under March).

April 2016 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format

Wildwood Flower:
* Wildwood Flower – DAA arr. by Dinah Ansley
* Wildwood Flower – DAD arr. by Dinah Ansley

Angeline the Baker:
* Angeline the Baker – DAA – arr. by D. Ansley
* Angeline the Baker – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley

For the beginners group,  practice will continue with You Are My Sunshine (download below under March).

March 2016 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format

Old Joe Clark:
* NOTE: If you’re tuned to DAA, please use the DAD arrangement and play the tune on the bass string.
* Old Joe Clark Clark – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley

You Are My Sunshine:
* You Are My Sunshine – DAA and DAA with chords – arr. by D. Ansley
* You Are My Sunshine — DAD and DAD with chords (pages 3 & 4)- arr. by D. Ansley

February 2016 “Songs of the Month” – click each to download in pdf format

Do Lord:
* Do Lord – DAA – arr. by D. Ansley
* Do Lord – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley
* Do Lord  – DAD with Chords – arr. by D. Ansley
* Do Lord – Glory Land  – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley

Down in the Valley:
* Down in the Valley – DAA with Chords – arr. by D. Ansley
* Down in the Valley – DAD Simple Version – arr. by D. Ansley
* Down in the Valley – DAD with Chords – arr. by D. Ansley, tabbed by L. Lineweaver

Shortnin’ Bread:
Shortnin-Bread – DAA – arr. by D. Ansley
Shortnin-Bread – DAD – arr. by D. Ansley
* Shortnin-Bread – DAD – Backup Chords – arr. by D. Ansley
* Shortnin-Bread – DAD – Backup Chords- arr. by D. Ansley, tabbed by L. Lineweaver