Contributors Welcome!


The 1-3-5 Team appreciates offers by guest arrangers who may wish to submit a music/tab dulcimer arrangement in a 1-3-5 tuning, for publication as one of our monthly offerings. Our site’s main objectives are education and entertainment of readers. The tablature is offered to illustrate the unique capability of a 1-3-5 tuning in providing “accidental” notes in melodies and in the formation of “color chords” as accompaniment. All varieties of music are acceptable, with two requirements:

  1. They must be in public domain (free of copyright).

  2. They should be playable by anyone having intermediate-level dulcimer skills.

Ours is a non-profit operation, hence no stipends can be offered for submissions. Also, we reserve the right to review, suggest changes of format and approve submissions on a case-to case basis. Credits and biographical notes about arrangers will be posted in the introductory text.



All of our past monthly pages: (Christmas music is at the bottom)


6/2013 and 7/2013 - on vacation   


Abide With Me 8/2013


All Through the Night 8/2008


America the Beautiful 7/2009


Angel Band 8/2014


April Showers 7/2004


Ave Maria - Bach and Schubert 11/2004


Anchors Aweigh 8/2007


Aura Lea 4/2014


A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody 3/2011


The Band Played On 3/2013


Beautiful Ohio 7/2008


*Bird in a Gilded Cage (requires 1+ fret) 9/2007


Brahms Lullaby 6/2006


By the Light of the Silvery Moon 6/2008


Carry Me Back to Old Virginny 8/2011


Cindy 2/2013


Daisy Bell 2/2008


Danny Boy 3/2006


Down by the Old Mill Stream 12/2004


Drive the Cold Winter Away 1/2008


Dumbarton's Drums 10/2010


Fascination 2/2006


Flow Gently Sweet Afton 5/2014


For Me and My Gal 5/2013


Gloomy Winter's Now Awa' 1/2007


 Grandfather's Clock 10/2011


Green Grow the Lilacs 4/2008


*Greensleeves (do with or without 1+ fret) 11/2005


Harrigan 3/2007


Hello! Ma Baby 9/2008


Home on the Range 10/2013


I Dream of Jeanie 4/2012


I Dream't I Dwelt in Marble Halls 10/2007


Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (capo 1) 1/2010


If You Were the Only Girl (capo 1) 5/2010


I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen 3/2009


*I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles (2 versions: with or without 1+ fret) 10/2005

*In Flanders Fields and Taps (requires 1+ fret) strummed version posted 8/2005 and updated with the addition of a fingerpicked version 3/2006. TAPS was added at that time too, as a possible ending for the song. 


In the Garden 8/2006


In the Good Old Summertime 8/2004


In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree 1/2005


Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana) 8/2005


Italian Waltz 4/2006


It's a Long Way to Tipperary 3/2010 (1+fret optional)


Just a Closer Walk With Thee 7/2011


Kentucky Babe 2/2014


Kerry Dance 3/2008


Kingsfold (Oh, Sing a Song of Bethlehem) 2009


Let Me Call You Sweetheart 6/2012


Let's Sail Out On the Deep Blue Sea/Partons, la mer est belle 5/2007


Lili Marlene (Capo 1) 6/2010


Little Brown Jug 5/2008


Love's Old Sweet Song 5/2005


Man on the Flying Trapeze 4/2009


Meet Me In Saint Louis, Louis 11/2007


Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland 4/2011


Memories 10/2012


Mighty Like a Rose 1/2009


Minuet in G by Bach 6/2007


Moonlight Bay 4/2013


Mother Machree 5/2011


(There's) Music In the Air 5/2006


 My Gal Sal 3/2014


My Wild Irish Rose 3/2006


Navy Hymn 9/2005

No Ordinary Home on the Range 4/2005


Oh Shenandoah 9/2013


The Old Rugged Cross 4/2010


On the Banks of the Wabash Far Away 9/2011


Over The Waves 2/2005


Auld Lang Syne/The Parting Glass 1/2013


Partons, la mer est belle/Let's Sail Out On the Deep Blue Sea 5/2007


Peggy O'Neil 10/2006


Poor Butterfly (requires 1+ fret) 8/2012 


(A) Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody 3/2011


(The) Parting Glass/Auld Lang Syne 1/2013


Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet 9/2006


Red Wing 6/2014

Rockabye Baby 11/2006


Rose of Tralee 3/2007


Santa Lucia 1/2006


Say It With Music 8/2010


School Days 2/2011


Second Hand Rose 1/2011


Shine On, Harvest Moon 11/2012

Simple Melody 3/2005


Softly And Tenderly 10/2004

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus 6/2005


Star Spangled Banner 11/2011


Sweet Adeline 2/2009


Sweet and Low 2/2012


Sweet Evelina 4/2007


Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 6/2009


Till We Meet Again 1/2012


Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby) 3/2012


Trail of the Lonesome Pine 4/2006 


We Gather Together 11/2008


Will You Remember 5/2012


When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 7/2004


When You and I Were Young, Maggie 9/2012


When You Wore a Tulip 6/2011


Whispering 7/2006


Whispering Hope 1/2014


Wynken, Blynken and Nod 7/2007


Yankee Doodle 7/2014


Yankee Doodle Boy 7/2012


You Made Me Love You 10/2008


You're A Grand Old Flag 7/2005




Away in a Manger/Holly and the Ivy 12/2012


Brightest and Best 12/2006


Coventry Carol 12/2006


Down In Yon Forest 12/2008


Drive the Cold Winter Away (a.k.a. In Praise of Christmas) 1/2008


God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 12/2013


Good King Wenceslas 12/2011


Hajej, Nynej, Jezisku - The Rocking Carol  12/2007


Holly and the Ivy/Away in a Manger 12/2012


Huron Carol 12/2010 


I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day 12/2008


In_the_Bleak_Midwinter 2/2007 


It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 11/2004


Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 12/2005


O Holy Night-Minuit Chretiens 12/2011


O Little Town Of Bethlehem 11/2004


O Sing a Song of Bethlehem (Kingsfold) 8/2009


Silent Night 12/2009


Toyland 9/2004


We Three Kings 11/2010


*What Child Is This? (can do with or without 1+ fret) 11/2005



We will keep an archive of tablature arrangements on this page in alphabetical order, with dates of publication. Christmas songs are separated, at the bottom of the page.




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