Oh Shenandoah – American Folksong – Arranged for Easy Fingerstyle or Classical Guitar. Notation + TAB & Notation Editions, Fingering, PDF Download. The level is around Grade 3 or Easy / Early-Intermediate, 1st position chords with melody. This easy arrangement was created for students or guitarists playing gigs. It uses basic first position chords with the melody in the top voice. It should be pretty easy and sight-readable in general. YouTube Lesson Link. Join the Email Newsletter to get updates on sheet music and more.
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Oh Shenandoah, also called just Shenandoah or “Across the Wide Missouri, is a traditional American folk song dating back to the early 19th century. The song has Canadian and American origins from voyageurs and fur traders travelling along the Missouri River. Some lyrics refer to the Oneida chief Shenandoah and a canoe-going trader who wants to marry his daughter. By the mid 1800s versions of the song had become a sea shanty heard or sung by sailors in various parts of the world. The song is number 324 in the Roud Folk Song Index. Learn more via the Wiki.