God Save the Queen

National Anthem
First recorded in 1744
Unknown originator

First verse:
God save our gracious Queen! / Long live our noble Queen! / God save the Queen! / Send her victorious, / Happy and glorious, / Long to reign over us: / God save the Queen!.


God Save the Queen guitar tab and notes (pdf)

tabs tabs & notes


God Save the Queen instrumental guitar (mp3)

God Save the Queen - guitar tab and notes

"God Save the Queen" (when the monarch is a king is the title "God Save the King") is most associated with United Kingdom, but is an anthem of several so-called Commonwealth realms, including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

God Save the Queen (full accompaniment)

"God Save the Queen" for guitar with full accompaniment. Free download in pdf-file and audio.


God Save the Queen (only melody)

"God Save the Queen" standard and tablature notation for guitar.

God Save the Queen notes and tabs

Tips on how to learn this song

This song is normally played in a low tempo. Notice the tempo shifting that is indicated in the standard notation. Notice also that the song primarily involves the second and thirds string and, on few occasions, the first and fourth.

Key, time, tuning and tempo

Information about "God Save the Queen" considering musical key, time signature, tuning and bpm.

Key signature music symbol


The presented version of God Save the Queen is played in the key of G.

Time signature music symbol

Time signature

The song is played in 4/4 tempo (counted one, two, three, four for each measure)

Tuning overview


The song is normally played in standard tuning (EADGBE).

BPM symbol and numbers

Tempo (BPM)

The tempo in beats per minute is 65 for the presented version.

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