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.

Guitar chords & tabs for Sweet Betsy From Pike

With 3 beats per measure, a simple pattern of Bass, strum, strum, suits Sweet Betsy very well.

Page 2 of guitar tabs and chords and lyrics for Sweet Betsy From Pike

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).

Key of C version of Sweet Betsy From Pike for beginner guitar

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!

Page 2 of the key of C Sweet Betsy guitar arrangement

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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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

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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