Drunken Sailor (Rhythm)

Animated Drunken Sailor (Rhythm) tab by Anon / Traditional on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

Time to brandish yer cutlass and polish yer parrot arrrr. This sea shanty is fun and lively. Here we play the Backing chords before taking a look at the melody.

Chord progression:

A minor - G Major - A minor - G minor - A minor (Repeat)

Strumming Pattern:

d - d u - d - d (repeat) d = downstrum u = upstrum.

Notice that each chord above is strummed through using that strumming pattern twice except for the last 2 chords where the pattern is used once each to bring about the end of the loop. So, technically speaking, we are playing the following sequence of chords:

Am - Am - G - G - Am - Am - G - G - Am - G (repeat)

Play the ActionTab and you should soon get it. Practice away, and when you feel ready - take a swing at the melody.

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