Sitting On Top of the World guitar tabs & chords

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  • This song was written in the 1930s by blues musicians Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon but has since become a part of the traditional and standard bluegrass repertoire. You'll hear it at jam sessions all over the world.

    • Key G
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Beginner
  • There's a bit of bluesy flair in this version of Sitting On Top of the World. It's not too difficult but is really solid and true to the melody.

    • Key G
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Intermediate
  • Here's a complex arrangement with a whole bunch of chromaticism and string hopping thrown in. It'll blow your friends a way, that's for sure!

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Advanced

More about Sitting On Top of the World Guitar song

With Tunefox, you can learn 3 bluegrass guitar arrangements to Sitting On Top of the World, starting with the Beginner tablature. This tab will give you a foundation for the melody so you can easily modify it along your journey to the intermediate and advanced versions, which will each progress in difficulty. This helps you develop a bluegrass guitar vocabulary while also staying true to the melody of Sitting On Top of the World.

Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to improve your speed and get off the tab faster so you can jam sooner. The "Speed-Up" tool will incrementally increase the tempo of the song so you can build up to your ideal tempo for the tune. Use "Memory-Train" to liberate yourself from the tab. This practice tool will make the notes in the song gradually disappear, forcing you not to look at the tab anymore. Click on measures to isolate and loop them for practice.

Want to practice with a band? Use the Tunefox Sitting On Top of the World backing tracks! These real-sounding tracks sound great and the settings will allow you to adjust the volume of the guitar, band, or metronome.

Get creative with Sitting On Top of the World with the Tunefox lick switcher. The lick switcher gives you an opportunity to learn multiple variations of the song you’re learning within the context of the guitar tab you’re practicing. To use the lick switcher, click on the text that says "Original Measure" above some of the measures in the tab. If you want to see a completely new arrangement of Sitting On Top of the World for bluegrass guitar, click on Shuffle Licks in the bottom right corner.

When you’ve finished creating your arrangement of Sitting On Top of the World, export your song arrangement to PDF file. This feature is for members of Tunefox, only.