Sweet Betsy From Pike
Guitar chords, tabs, & lyrics
Sweet Betsy From Pike guitar chords, tabs, and lyrics. Learn this fun American ballad from the Old West! Check out the free sheet music here.
With 3 beats per measure, a simple pattern of Bass, strum, strum, suits Sweet Betsy very well.
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
The key of G, shown above, is a very nice key for picking out the melody. Easy notes, and lots of open string notes. The chords are easy ones too, except perhaps the Bm chord, but that's one your beginner guitarists need to be working on anyway.
However, the melody is too high for comfortable singing!
A version with different lyrics:
In the chorus, the singer uses the fun words "Doodle-dang, fol-dee-die, doodle-dang, fol-dee-day. Doodle-dang, fol-dee-die, doodle-dang, fol-dee-day."
The key of C is easier for singing along
From Middle C to treble C is the vocal range of this arrangement. It is perfect for young kids to sing (and quite comfortable for most adults, too).
Of course, when you're in the key of C, there's that pesky F chord to contend with, but your students need that reinforcement!
The links for the guitar chords music sheets:
Download Sweet Betsy From Pike guitar chords in the key of G
Download the folk song for guitar in the key of C
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Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
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