Canjo Book 3 (Released 2017)

Book# 3  Pickin’ On the Porch For the Advanced Player

This book is third in a series of canjo songbooks. “The CANJO Music Book” was published in 2014, and “Can you Canjo” followed in 2015. The songs in this book have a long history in folk music tradition and are perfect for playing on the handmade canjo. We’ve included 39 songs, not included in previous volumes. Arranged by John Mitchell to play on the Porch Music Store Canjo. These arrangements can also be played on the mountain dulcimer or strumstick.

Songs Include: A Tisket, a Tasket, Alabama Bound, Barb’ra Allen, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Billy Boy, Black is the Color, Blow the Man Down, Blue Tail Fly, Buffalo Gals, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, Careless Love, Chatter with the Angels, Cindy, Columbus Stockade Blues, Comin’ Thro’ the Rye, Corina Corina, Cripple Creek, For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, Froggy went A-Courtin’, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, John Henry, Johnny has Gone for a Soldier, Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, Little Liza Jane, My Bonnie, Nine-Pound Hammer, Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen, Oats Beans Peas and Barley Grow, Old Dan Tucker, Old Lang Syne, Polly Wolly Doodle, She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain, Shenandoah, Sweet Molly Malone, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, The Crawdad Song, Thinking About My Blue Eyes, This Train, and Wildwood Flower.

If you are ever in Franklin PA, stop in and play us a song or two. Books are available in our Franklin store and on-line at 

Happy Strumming!

The single string Canjo is on one of the easiest instruments to learn to play.  Our books feature a play by number approach. The advance player will find opportunity for improvisation, as John demonstrates in the following online videos.