Greensleeves by Francis Cutting (Free PDF, Lesson)

Greensleeves by Francis Cutting (c.1550–1596). Free PDF Sheet Music or Tab for classical guitar. Level: Intermediate (Grade 5)

Note: If you are looking for an easier version check out the period lute version at the grade 2 level in my Easy Classical Guitar, Vol. 1.

Here’s a free sheet music edition of Elizabethan lutenist & composer Francis Cutting’s (c.1550–1596) setting of Greensleeves. This piece is originally for lute [Source: GB-London, British Library, Add.31392]. See the original lute tablature here. I’ve fingered the music for for regular guitar tuning but also see the clean score at the end for alternate fingerings or to use relative lute tuning. It’s a bit tricky but once you can navigate the chord shapes smoothly it’s more on the early intermediate side. Join the Email Newsletter or consider donating to the site.

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