Skip To My Lou

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“Streamlining” the Melody

I’ve left out some of the words here to make the American square dance song “Skip to My Lou” work a little better as an instrumental melody.

The extra syllables are easy to sing, but can get you tangled up when you’re playing the tune. I think the streamlined version of the melody plays much more smoothly. Enjoy!

 5   4      5   5   6   
Lou Lou    skip my  Lou

-4  -3     -4  -4  -5
Lou Lou    skip my  Lou

 5   4      5   5   6   
Lou Lou    skip my  Lou

-4          5  -5   5  
Skip       to  my  Lou

-4   4      4
My  dar    ling

This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.