When Johnny Comes Marching Home
G Minor

D D A A
0 0 3 3 3 0 1 0 1
D D
3 2 0 2 (Hurah! Hurah!)
D D A A
0 0 3 3 3 0 1 0 1
A
2 3 1 3 (Hurrah! Hurrah!)
A
1 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 2 2
A A D A A A
0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
A A
1 2 3. 2. 1. 0
D D
0 0 3 3 3 2 3
This song is played in G minor. A minor key is a sad sounding scale. Look carefully at the diagram of where to put your fingers to play this song in G minor. It is best to place your whole left hand "back" on the fingerboard toward the scroll of the fiddle.
A note of caution here for beginners: After playing a song in a minor key it is a good idea to warm up by playing a major scale several times in a row in tune before playing other tunes in major keys. I've noticed that sometimes beginners have a tendency to stick with the notes (sounds) of a minor key when moving back into the major (happy) sound and it makes them play out of tune.

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