Head Over Heels banjo tabs & chords

  • Scruggs Style


    This is a really fun Flatt & Scruggs song that is a must-learn for any bluegrass banjo player!

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style


    This is a complex melodic arrangement with a lot of fun ideas for spicing up Head Over Heels. Watch out for measure 6!

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup


    This arrangement has a nice mixture of vamping and Scruggs licks to give you a solid down-the-neck version of Head Over Heels.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Head Over Heels Banjo song

Banjo Head Over Heels tab

Learn 3 different versions of Head Over Heels, which are all shown on this page. We recommend that you get started with the Scruggs style version, where you’ll learn basic roll pattern and left hand articulations like slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Next, move on to the Melodic arrangement to learn how to play the melody for Head Over Heels using scales and up the next positions. Lastly, you can check out the Backup arrangement, which shows you how to play behind others while they are soloing.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Head Over Heels tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into different arrangement, just click on the "Original Measure" text above the measure and select a different lick. You can also click the "Shuffle licks" button at the bottom of the page to randomly change all of the licks in the tablature and create a wholly unique arrangement of this song.

There are a number of fantastic learning tools in Tunefox to help you memorize, learn by ear, and improve your speed. These special features are found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. The "Hide Notes" tool will hide a number of the notes in the tab so you can use your ears to learn parts of the melody of the Head Over Heels. Next, try out the "Memory Train" tool, which will hide more and more notes each time the song or measure loops. This will help get you off of the tab you’ve been working with so you can play it by memory. The "Speed Up" feature gradually speeds up the song so you can hone your technique and challenge yourself to go faster.

Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Head Over Heels. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.

Head Over Heels lyrics

I think I'll go across the ocean,

If I don't change my notion,

I've just got to forget you if I can.


I'm feelin so blue,

I don't know what to do,

Because I'm head over heels in love with you.

Every day is sad and lonely,

For I'm thinkin of you only ,

I just can't sleep when I lay down.

Oh I'd like to be forgiven,

But this life ain't worth livin,

If have to sit and worry over you.

Oh the nights are long and dreary,

All I do is sit and worry,

I just can't bear the thought of losin you.