ABC Song – Sheet Music, Tabs and Chords

abc songThe Alphabet song, also called ABC or ABCD song, is a popular song that is used in nursery shools to teach preschoolers the alphabet. Learning the alphabet by singing it makes it a lot easier because it has a very  memorable melody. Since it’s a really easy song to play on guitar, it’s a perfect song for nursery teachers to learn on guitar. You find here the lyrics with the guitar chords, as well as the tabs and the sheet music.

The ABC song has been translated to many different languages. The melody originally comes from the French song Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman. Other children’s songs like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star or Baa, Baa, Black Sheep use the same melody. So, if you know how to play on of these songs on guitar, you are able to play already a few nursery songs.

Guitar Chords and Lyrics

You can either strum or fingerpick the the alphabet. If you already know some basic chords and you are able to change from one to another without any big difficulties, then you are not too far away from the chord version of this song. Give it a try and see how it works for you.


DA – B – C – GD – E – F – DG
GH – I –D J – K – AL – M – N – O – DP
Q – R – GS – DT – U – AV – W
GX – DY and AZ
DNow I know my GABDC’s
GNext time wDon’t you sAing with Dme?

Sheet Music and Tabs

Some students or teachers prefer learning the fingerpicked version at first. Therefore, you need either the tabs or the music sheet for the song. You can download it for free very soon from this site.

ABC Song Worksheets

Make your guitar lessons and playing more fun for kids! The Ebook Easy Guitar Songs For Kids features printables of the ABC Song! Check it out!

abc song guitar lesson

Learn another easy nursery rhyme:

Baa Baa Black Sheep
Brother John
Five little Ducks
Happy Birthday
Humpty Dumpty
Mary had a little Lamb
Old MacDonald had a Farm
Row row row your Boat
Twinkle twinkle little Star
Wheels on the Bus