Home on the Range - guitar tab, notes, chords and lyrics
“Home on the Range” is a well-known cowboy tune and the state song of Kansas since 1947. The lyrics is written by Brewster Higley under the title “My Western Home” and with slightly different text than the “Home on the Range” version. The music is written by the violinist Daniel Kelly.
Home on the Range (full accompaniment)
"Home on the Range" for guitar with full accompaniment. Free download in pdf-file and audio.
Home on the Range guitar accompaniment
Home on the Range (only melody)
"Home on the Range" tablature notation for guitar. This is a shortened version (full versions for only melody and with accompaniment can be downloaded as pdf).
Tips on how to learn this song
The melody involves several open strings and can be played in open position (meaning its span frets 1-4 besides open strings). It will be easier for you, if you analyze the structure. Notice, for example, that the bars 1-4 is identical with bars 9-12.
Lyrics and chords
Home on the Range chords in the key of GVerse 1:
Oh, (G)give me a home where the (C)buffalo roam
Where the (G)deer and the antelope (D7)play;
Where (G)seldom is heard a dis(C)couraging (Am)word,
And the (G)sky is not (D7)cloudy all (G)day.
(G)Home, (D7)home on the (G)range,
Where the (Em)deer and the (Am)antelope (D)play;
Where (G)seldom is heard a dis(C)couraging (Am)word
And the (G)skies are not (D7)cloudy all (G)day.
The lyrics above presents are shortened version of the song. There are possibilities to change to key by using a capo. These are the keys that the song would transpose in depending on which fret the capo is put:
- Capo 1: G# / Ab major
- Capo 2: A major
- Capo 3: A# / Bb major
- Capo 4: B major
- Capo 5: C major
Key, time, tuning and tempo
Information about "Home on the Range" considering musical key, time signature, tuning and bpm.
The (tab) version of Home on the Range is played in the key of G.
The song is played in 3/4 tempo (counted one, two, three for each measure).
The song is normally played in standard tuning (EADGBE).
The tempo in beats per minute is 120 for the presented version.