Granger's Fiddle Tunes for Guitar (eBook + Online Audio)
Third Edition

Adam Granger self-published the first edition of Granger’s Fiddle Tunes for Guitar in 1979. A second edition was published in 1994. Now Mel Bay Publications presents the third edition of the book.

This 236-page book is the most extensive and best-documented collection of fiddle tunes for the flatpicking guitar player in existence, and includes reels, hoedowns, hornpipes, rags, breakdowns, jigs and slip-jigs, present ...more

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Adam Granger self-published the first edition of Granger’s Fiddle Tunes for Guitar in 1979. A second edition was published in 1994. Now Mel Bay Publications presents the third edition of the book.

This 236-page book is the most extensive and best-documented collection of fiddle tunes for the flatpicking guitar player in existence, and includes reels, hoedowns, hornpipes, rags, breakdowns, jigs and slip-jigs, presented in Southern, Northern, Irish, Canadian, Texas and Old-time styles.

There are 508 fiddle tunes referenced under 2500 titles and alternate titles. The titles are fully indexed, making the book doubly valuable as a reference book and a source book.

In this new edition, all tunes are typeset, instead of being handwritten as they were in the previous editions, making the tabs easier to read.

The tunes in Granger’s Fiddle Tunes for Guitar are presented in Easytab, a streamlined tablature notation system designed by Adam specifically for fiddle tunes.

The book comes with a link which gives access to mp3 recordings by Adam of all 508 tunes, each played once at a moderate tempo, with rhythm on one channel and lead on the other.

Also included in Granger’s Fiddle Tunes for Guitar are instructions for reading Easytab, descriptions of tune types presented in the book, and primers on traditional flatpicking and rhythm guitar. Additionally, there are sections on timing, ornamentation, technique, and fingering, as well as information on tune sources and a history of the collection.

Mel Bay also offers, The Granger Collection, by Bill Nicholson, the same 508 tunes in standard music notation.

About these tunes

How to read EasyTab

How to use Grangers Fiddle Tunes for Guitar


A Short Course in Flatpicking

Flatpicking a reel, breakdown, etc

Flatpicking a jig, slide or slip-jig

Rhythm Guitar Basics


Dissecting a measure of a reel, breakdown, etc.

Dissecting a measure of a jig, slide or slip-jig

Ornamentation and Technique

Hammer-ons and pull-offs

Sixteenth-note triplets

Hammer-on pull-offs

Individually-picked triplets




Pick direction and ornamentation

Idiomatic ornamentation


Granger’s Five Rule of Finger

The 3-5-7 dilemma and fingering up the neck


Zone coverage

Position playing

Left-hand barring

General fingering issues

The whole ball of was

About Sources

The Story of Granger’s Fiddle Tunes for Guitar

List of Tunes

   As I Went out upon the Ice
  Bachelor Jig
  Ball and Chain Hornpipe
  Bally Desmond
  Banish Misfortune
  The Banjo Old-Time Polka
  Banjo Tramp
  Bantry Bay
  Barlow Knife
  The Barmaid
  La Bastringue
  The Battering Ram
  Bay of Fundy
  Bee's Wing
  Beet Pie
  Belfast Jig
  Belle of Lexington
  Bessie Brown
  Big Indian Hornpipe
  Big John MacNeil's
  Bill Cheatham
  Billy in the Lowground
  Billy Wilson's Clog
  Bitter Creek
  Blackberry Blossom G
  Blackberry Rag
  Black Cat in the Briar Patch
  Black Mountain Rag
  The Black Nag
  The Blackthorn Stick
  The Blarney Pilgrim
  Blue Eagle Hornpipe
 Blue Goose
  Blue Mountain Hornpipe
  Blue Mule
  Bobby Shafto
  Bonaparte's Retreat
  Bonnie Dundee
  Boston Boy
  Boston Boys
  Bottle Bank
  The Boys of Blue Hill
  Briar Picker Brown
  Brown Button Shoes
  Brushy Run
  Buffalo Gals
  Bull at the Wagon
  The Bunratty Boys
  Burnt Potato Jig
  Butterfly Slip-Jig
  Byrne's Favorite Hornpipe
  Byrne's Hornpipe
  Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap
 Carmody's Jig
  Carpenter's Reel
  Carrick Jig
 The Cat Rambles to the Child's Sauce Pan
  Cattle in the Cane
  Charming Molly Branigan
  The Chateauquay Reel
  Cheat Mountain
  Cherokee Shuffle
  Chippewa Breakfast
  Cincinnati Hornpipe
  Cock of the North
  Cold Frosty Morning
  Coleman's Cross
  Colonial Breakdown
  Colored Aristocracy
  Coming Down from Denver
  Constitution Hornpipe
  The Corner House
  Corney's Coming
  Cotton-Eyed Joe French-Canadian
  Cotton-Eyed Joe Old-Time
  Cotton Patch Rag
  Cowboy's Dream
  Cowboy's Jig
  Cowboy's Reel
 Cricket on the Hearth
  Cripple Creek
  The Crooked Stovepipe
  The Cuckoo's Nest
   Cumberland Gap
   Daley's Reel
   Dance All Night and Never Get Tired
   Dance All Night with a Bottle in Your Hand
   Darling Honey
   La Demelee
   Dennis Murphy's Polka
   Devil's Dream
  The Dingle Regatta
   Diving Six
   Dog in the Rye Straw
   Doheny's Favorite
   Doherty's Reel
   Done Gone
  The Dongal Jig
   Don Tremaine's Reel
   Dowd's Reel
   Drag Her 'round the Road
   Drops of Spring Water
   Drunken Billy Goat
   Dry and Dusty
   Dry Creek Reel
   Ducks on the Mill Pond
   Ducks on the Pond
   Durang's Hornpipe Bluegrass
   Durang's Hornpipe Irish
   Durham's Reel
   Dusty Bob Jig
   Dusty Miller Bluegrass
   Dusty Miller Irish
   Eddie Kelly's
  The Eighth of January C
  The Eighth of January G
 Elfin Jig
   Ellen O'Grady
   Fair Maiden
   Farewell to Ireland
   Farewell to Old Decancy
  The Farmer's Jamboree
   Father Kelly's
   Father O'Flynn
   Fat Meat and Dumplings
   Fiddlehead Reel
   Fiddler's Dram
   Fiddler's Dream
   Fiddler's Hoedown
   Finnish Polka
   Finnish Schottische
   Fireman's Reel
   Fire on the Mountain
  The First of May
  The First Sign of Light
   Fisher's Hornpipe D
   Fisher's Hornpipe F
   Flies in the Buttermilk
   Flop-Eared Mule
  The Flowers of Edinburgh
  The Flowing Tide
   Flying Cloud
  The Fly by Night Hornpipe
   Forester's Hornpipe
   Forked Deer
   Fort Smith
   Fox-Hunter's Slip-Jig D
   Fox-Hunter's Slip-Jig G
   Freddie's Favorite Jig
   Fred Wilson's Clog
   French Mary
   Full-Rigged Ship
   Galway Hornpipe
   Gary Owen
   Gaspe Reel
   Geese in the Bog
   Georgia Row
  The Girl I Left behind Me
   Globe Hornpipe
   Globetrotter's Jig
   Goin' down to Cairo
  The Golden Eagle Hornpipe
  The Golden Keyboard
   Golden Wedding Hornpipe
  The Golden Wedding Reel
  The Gold Ring
   Good Ale Slip-Jig
   Good for the Tongue
  The Gramsey Jig
   Grandfather's Reel
   Grant Lamb's Breakdown
  The Green Banks of Rossbeigh
  The Green Fields of America
  The Green Gates
   Green Willis
   Grey Eagle
   Griffin Hornpipe
  The Grove
   Growling Old Man and Cackling Old Woman
   Hamilton County
   Harvest Home
   Haste to the Wedding
   Hauling Home
  The Hawk
  The Headlight Reel
  Hell Broke Loose in Georgia
  The Helseyside Reel
  Here and There
  Hibernian Reel
  High Level Hornpipe
  High Yellow
  Hobb's Favorite
  Hog Trough Reel
  Hollow Poplar
  Hooker's Hornpipe
  The Horse's Leotard
  Hull's Victory D
  Hull's Victory F
  Humors of Ballyloughlin
  Humors of Kilkenny
  Humours of Whiskey
  Hundred Pipers
  The Hunter's Purse
  Huntsman's Chorus
  Ice on the Road
  I Don't Love Nobody
  The Irish Washerwoman
  Jack Danielson's Reel
  Jackson's Fancy
  Jenny Lind
  Jenny Lind Polka
  Jenny's Welcome to Charlie
  Jeune Marie Reel
  Jim Kennedy's Favorite
  Joe Tanzy's
  Johan pa Snippen
  John Brown's Dream
  John Hardy
  Johnny Don't Get Drunk
  Johnny Leary's
  Johnny's Gone To France
  John Paul Jamieson
  The Jolly Seven
  The Joy of My Life
  The Jug of Punch
  June Apple
  Katy Hill
  Kaw River
  The Key West Hornpipe
  Kiely's Reel
  The Kildare Fancy
  Kingdom Coming
  Kitchen Girl
  Kitty McGee
  Lamplighter Hornpipe
  Lardner's Reel
  Lark in the Morning D
  Lark in the Morning Em
  Lark on the Strand Em-G
  Lark on the Strand G #
   Lark on the Strand G #
   Lark's March
   Lassie's Fancy
   Last Night's Fun Reel
   Last Night's Fun Slip-Jig
  The Laundry Boy
   Leather Britches
   Leo Carroll's Hornpipe
  The Leprechaun
   Liam Brown
   Lightning in the West
   Limerick Lasses
   Lonesome Road Blues
   Lone Star Rag
  The Longford Collector
   Lost Indian
   Lucy Campbell Irish
   Lucy Campbell Fr-Canadian or Scottish
   Madame Bonaparte
   Maggie Brown
   Maid of Ballydoo
   Marmaduke's Hornpipe
  The Marquis of Waterford
   Martha Campbell
   Martin Wynne's Reel
   Mason's Apron
   McGettrick's Reel
   McGibbney's Fancy
   McNabb's Hornpipe
  The Merry Blacksmith
   Micko Russell's
   Mike Maloney
   Miller's Reel
   Minstrel's Fancy
   Mississippi Sawyer
   Missouri Quick-Step
   Moll Roe's
   Monsignor's Blessing
   Morning Dew
   Mouse in the Cupboard
   Mrs Bollick's
   Mug of Brown Ale
   My Brother's Letter
   Naked and Bare
   Nellie's Jig
   New Broom
   New Century Hornpipe Irish
   New Century Hornpipe Old-Time
  The New Copper Plate
   Newfoundland Breakdown
   Niagara Hornpipe
   Nine Miles out of Louisville
   Nothing to It
   Off She Goes
   Off to California
   Oklahoma Redbird C
   Oklahoma Redbird G
  The Old Copper Plate
  The Old Countryman's Reel
   Old French
  The Old Gray Mare Came Tearing out of The Wilderness
   Old Joe Clark
   Old Molly Hare
   Old Mother Flanagan
   Old Zip Coon
   On the Waves
  The Orphan
   Over the Waterfall
   Paddy on the Turnpike G
   Paddy on the Turnpike Gm
   Paddy Whack Jig
   Partie du Quadrille
   Peter Street
   Pet of Pipers
  La Piedera
   Pig Ankle Rig
   Pigeon on the Gate A
   Pigeon on the Gate Em
   Pike's Peak
   Pipe on the Hob
  The Plains of Boyce
   Pop Goes the Weasel
   Possum up a Gum Stump
   Possum up a 'Simmon tree
   President Garfield's
   President Grant's
   Pretty Little Dog
   Pretty Little Indian
   Pretty Maggie Morrissey
   Private Ass and Cart
   Proudlock's Hornpipe
   Queen of the West
   Rabbit in a Pea Patch
   Raggedy Anne
  The Rakes of Kildare
   Rambler's Horpipe
   Reavy's Reel
   Red Apple Rag
   Red-Haired Boy
   Red Line Hornpipe
   Reefer's Hornpipe
  La Reel du Cultivateur
   Ricker's Hornpipe
   Rickert's Hornpipe
  The Rights of Man
   Rippling Waters Jig
   Roaring Mary
   Robinson County
   Rock the Cradle Joe
   Rocky Pallet
  The Rocky Road to Dublin Old- Time
  The Rocky Road to Dublin Irish
   Rory O'Moore
   Rosemary Lane
  The Rose Tree
  The Route
   Run Boy Run
   Rushes and Peppers
   Rutland's Reel
   Rye Straw
  St. Anne's Reel
  Sally Goodin
  Sally Johnson
  Salt Creek
  Salty River Reel
  Sandy River Belle
  Sandy Road
  Saratoga Hornpipe
  Say Old Man
  The Scholar
  Scotland the Brave
  Sean Ryan's Hornpipe
  Sean Ryan's Jig
  Sergeant Early's Dream
  Seth's Reel
  Sheep and Hogs Walking through the Pasture
  Shelbourne Reel
  Ships Are Sailing
  Shoemaker's Reel
  Shootin' Creek
  Shoot the Turkey Buzzard
  Silver Spear
  Silver Star Hornpipe
  Sinking Creek
  Six Penny Money
  Sleepy-Eyed Joe
  The Small Hills of Offlay
  Smash the Windows
  Snoring Mrs Gobeil
  Snow Deer
  Snowflake Breakdown
  Snowflake Hornpipe
  Soldier's Joy
  Soppin' the Gravy
  Sorenson's Rhinelander
  Sourwood Mountain
  Spanish Jig
  Speed the Plough Irish
  Speed the Plough Old-Time
  Spotted Pony
  Star of Munster
  Staten Island Hornpipe
  Success to the Fleet
  Sugar in the Gourd A
  Sugar in the Gourd - Am
  The Sunshine Hornpipe
  Swallowtail Jig
  Sawamplake Breakdown
  Swedish Walking Tune
  Swinging on the Gate
  Teetotal Jig
  Telegraph Hornpipe
  Telephone Hornpipe
  Tennessee Fiddler
  The Ten-Penny Bit
  Texas Gales
  Texas Two-Step
  The Tin Wedding
  Tom Billy's Jig
  Tommie Jig
  Tongs by the Fire
  The Top of Cork Road
  Toss the Feathers
  To the Ladies
  Tripping up the Stairs
  Tunes from Home
  Turkey in a Pea Patch
  Turkey in the Cottonwood
  Turkey in the Straw
  Twinkle Little Star
  Uncle Henry's Reel
  Uncle Joe
  Victory Breakdown
  Wade Hampton's Hornpipe
  Walker's Street Reel
  Waling in My Sleep
  Walking in the Parlor Long
  Walking in the Parlor Short
  The Walking Minstrel
  Waxie's Dargle
  Weave and Way
  Western Gals
  Westfork Gals
  When Johnny Comes Marching Home Am
  When Johnny Comes Marching Home G
  When You Go Home
  Whiskey and Beer
  Whiskey Before Breakfast
  Whistling Rufus
  A Wife of My Own
  Wild Horses
  Williamson's Hornpipe
  Wind That Shakes the Barley
  Winnipeg Reel
  Woman of the House
  Woodchopper's Breakdown
  The Year of Jubilo
  Yellow Barber
  Yellow Gal
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