Pete Seeger – We Shall Overcome (Instrumental Tab)

We Shall Overcome (Instrumental Tab)

I couldn’t let Pete Seeger week pass without writing up this song in some form. In the spirit of the song I’ve kept the arrangement super simple. I go through the verse three times. Getting more strident each time.

First Time Through

I’m just playing the melody. Picking it out with my thumb.

Second Time Through

Harmonising the melody. I’m picking this with my thumb on the lower string and index finger on the higher string.

Third Time Through

Playing the melody back with the chords. I’m just using my thumb here. Strumming up to the melody note.


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  1. gunnee February 14th, 2014 6:27 pm

    very nice

  2. Woodshed February 15th, 2014 10:21 am

    gunnee: Thanks!

  3. Roman February 16th, 2014 11:40 am

    Beautifully simple, thanks for the post!
    And holy hell your beard is magnificent

  4. Woodshed February 16th, 2014 1:40 pm

    Roman: Thanks very much on both counts!

  5. Daniel Olszewski May 16th, 2014 2:48 am

    Pete Seeger was the best. So glad to see this being played. Thanks for the song.

  6. Woodshed May 17th, 2014 7:33 am

    Daniel: Glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Nick Parsons October 29th, 2017 8:20 am

    Liked it so much I bought your T shirt!

  8. Woodshed October 29th, 2017 3:35 pm

    Nick: Thanks very much! Appreciate it.

  9. Nick Parsons November 19th, 2017 9:36 pm

    Shirt arrived.
    Held it up.
    Partner looked on quizzically and then read it out aloud.
    Moments don’t get more magical than that.

    Thanks for making it all possible!

  10. Woodshed November 20th, 2017 8:15 pm

    Nick: Hahaha! That’s excellent!

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