When I first began playing the dulcimer, I had two different goals. One was to develop arrangements of some of my favorite songs.  Another was to simply learn enough repertoire to be able to join dulcimer and old timey jams.  Below is a working list of common tunes at dulcimer jams.  Links to simple tablature will slowly be made available. 

Please note:

1)   Yes, this page disappeared for a short spell and  I am now recreating it.  If you remember songs that are missing or have other suggestions for inclusion, please let me know.

2)   Links identified as "pdf" are to tab that I have created myself.  Links identified as "tab" lead to materials from elsewhere on the web.

Amazing Grace   tab 1


Angel Band  tab 1


Angelina Baker  tab 1


Arkansas Traveler  tab 1


The Ash Grove   pdf


Ashokan Farewell  tab 1


Banks of the Ohio  tab 1


Bile Dem Cabbage Down


Black Mountain Rag


Bonaparte's Retreat


Buffalo Gals


Cripple Creek

Crawdad Song  tab 1


Elk River Blues  tab 1


Go Tell Aunt Rhody


Going to Boston


Golden Slippers  pdf


Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm


Hangman's Reel

Hard Times   pdf




Liza Jane 

Mississippi Sawyer  tab 1

Morning Has Broken   tab 1

Old Joe Clark


Rosin the Beau  pdf

Saint Anne's Reel

Shady Grove*

Shall We Gather at the River  pdf

Si Beag Si Mor

Simple Gifts   pdf

Soldier's Joy

Sourwood Mountain

Southwind   pdf

Spanish Fandango

Spotted Pony

Tennessee Waltz  tab 1

Turkey in the Straw  tab 1

Westphalia Waltz

Whiskey Before Breakfast  tab 1

Wildwood Flower

Will the Circle Be Unbroken

You Are My Sunshine   pdf

* capo required if played in DAd