DULCIMERRY

Dulcimerry is a group of mountain dulcimer players who meet at my school for practice. We focus on traditional, modal-style playing. All our music is in DAA (D-Ionian), DAD (D-Mixolydian), DAC (D-Aeolian) and DAG (D-Dorian).* We are happy to share our music! All tunes are public domain, and arranged by me. Check back frequently for more free tablature.

These files are freely shared with the folk music and mountain dulcimer community, for personal and educational use. Individuals and groups may use them for performances. I do NOT give permission for these arrangements to be included in collections for sale, or to be sold in any way. ~ Amy Raab

 

*A note about modal tunings: Dulcimers do not have to play exclusively in the key of D, but Dulcimerry plays in D so that we don’t have to adjust our strings too much, even as we move between the modes. Most of us own two dulcimers. One is used for DAD and DAC, and the other is used for DAA and DAG. This way, the middle and bass strings remain the same, and the melody string only has to move one step.

 

DULCIMERRY Songbook, volume 1

 

D – IONIAN (DAA)

All the Good Times are Past and Gone  DAA

Oh, Susanna LYRICS  DAA 

Rock the Cradle, Joe  DAA

Sail Away, Ladies   DAA 

Buffalo Gals  DAA

Redwing  DAA

Shall We Gather at the River   DAA

Waterbound DAA

America (My Country, ’tis of Thee)  DAA

Cripple Creek  LYRICS   DAA

Old Rosin the Beau   DAA

Flower in the Wildwood  DAA pg 1     DAA pg 2

(NEW) Sarasponda   DAA

Be Thou My Vision  DAA

(NEW) Cindy  DAA

(NEW) Michael Row the Boat Ashore  DAA

Red River Valley  LYRICS  DAA

Skye Boat Song DAA

In the Sweet By and By DAA

Clementine DAA

Loch Lomond DAA

My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains  LYRICS   DAA

Kookaburra DAA

Sur Le Pont d’Avignon DAA

Hard Times Come Again No More LYRICS  DAA

Christmas: The Holly and the Ivy

Christmas: Joy to the World

Christmas: Good King Wenceslas

Christmas: Deck the Halls

Christmas: Carol of the Friendly Beasts

Christmas: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Christmas: Away in a Manger

Christmas: Angels We Have Heard on High

D – AEOLIAN (DAC)

Cluck Old Hen DAC

Sinner Man DAC

Hymn: Pilgrim DAC

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence DAC (this is large print)

Reuben’s Train DAC

Heigh, Ho (round) DAC

(Coming) Erie Canal

D – DORIAN (DAG)

Pretty Polly

Star of the County Down

What Wondrous Love is This

Shady Grove

East Virginia

Old Betty Larkin

Scarborough Fair

The Peace Round

D – MIXOLYDIAN (DAD)

Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark LYRICS

MacPherson’s Farewell

In Christ There is No East or West

(New!) John Hardy

 

DULCIMERRY SONGBOOK, vol. 2

D – AEOLIAN (DAC)

Van Diemen’s Land

Bonny at Morn