C. B. Gitty Publishing

Traditional Scottish Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - 38 songs arranged for 3-string GDG

  • Traditional Scottish Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - 38 songs arranged for 3-string GDG
  • Traditional Scottish Favorites Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - 38 songs arranged for 3-string GDG


A collection of 38 beloved, easy-to-play classic Scottish songs arranged in tablature for 3-string Open GDGB cigar box guitars and other homemade instruments. Each song includes multiple tablature arrangements in different styles and keys, chords & chord forms, full lyrics and additional information. Ben Gitty has painstakingly created these arrangements and resources specifically to help beginning players get started.

Easy-to-follow instructional material is also provided: How to Read Tablature, How to Read Chord Forms, and some suggestions on how to play the songs. Three pages of 4-string chord forms are also provided. This is a must-have resource for any cigar box guitar player!

These professionally printed and bound songbooks are printed in the USA with standard glue-binding process.

You can also get this songbook directly from Amazon, with free shipping through Prime. Customers in Europe, be sure to browse or to order a copy that will be printed and shipped from within the EU! 

Cigar Box Guitarist Shaq Collins writes: 

In each book Ben will first give you an introduction not only to the book but the history of the songs within. It sets a scene of the world at the time of these songs. You get an idea of why the songs were written to begin with. Ben then goes on to give a lesson on how to read these songs. Some people may know very well how to read chords and tablature but somewhere out there these books may be someone's very first song book so I find it a very nice touch. Another thing I do like, which I have seen other books be guilty of in the past, is the larger type size. Ben has ensured that these books be very easy to read and follow. One thing I will say is a huge plus in each of his books is the page layout. Although there are chord charts in the beginning of each book, each song will have not just the chords displayed that you will need to play them but diagrams of how to play them so there is no need to flip back and forth to make sure you're fingers are where they’re supposed to be. If you’re umming and ahing about getting one of Ben's books, you’d be wise to do so because there are few better feelings than learning how to play a song you love then absolutely nailing it.


Song List:  Ae Fond Kiss · Annie Laurie · Auld Lang Syne · The Barnyards of Delgaty · The Blue Bells of Scotland · Bonnie Charlie · Bonnie Dundee · Bonnie Hieland Laddy · Broom of the Cowdenknowes · Comin’ Thro‘ the Rye · The Flowers of the Forest · The Gallant Forty-Twa · Green Grow the Rashes-o · Hector the Hero · I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday · Leezie Lindsay · Loch Lomond · Loch Tay Boat Song · MacPherson’s Lament · The Maid of Fife · The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe · My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean · My Johnny Lad · Nancy Whiskey · The Old Dun Cow · The Night Visiting Song · The Parting Glass · The Rakes of Mallow · Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie · The Rose of Allendale · Rosin the Bow · Rothsea-o · Scotland the Brave · Skye Boat Song · Sound the Pibroch · The Water is Wide · Westering Home · Wild Mountain Thyme

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