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ALERT: Some lyrics & videos may be too mature (suggestive, disturbing, etc.) for pre-teens. Hot or not, all are useful for learning new chord progressions, vocal presentation styles, and rhythm variations. There are ample tunes below to fill a 4-hour set.
Since my Band Days (1960s), I have spent countless hours figuring out chords from records, CDs, and music videos. In the .pdf links below I've already done all that work for you, and the chords shown match (to the best of my musical abilities) those actually used in the videos (violins and all). Many have been played and proven (by me) in front of a live audience. Other of these songs are here because my favorite guitar student wanted to learn them (and I hope you will too). I love them all; they are part of the double helix of my musical DNA. Even if you recall a song below, and didn't like it before, play the video link (please). You may have different ears these days.
Enjoy and MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE
|TITLE||ARTIST||LYRICS & CHORDS||VIDEOS||KEY|
|21 SUMMER||BROTHERS OSBORNE||
If you were born in the 20th Century
you can remember your own 21 Summer.
Listen, and recall it now with all your heart.
|ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM||EVERLY BROTHERS||DreamDream_EverlyBros.pdf||tinyurl.com/nbuxmy9||E|
|ALL TOO WELL||TAYLOR SWIFT||AllTooWell_TaylorSwift.pdf||tinyurl.com/owrp23w||C|
|BEAUTIFUL WORLD||ELIZA GILKYSON||BeautifulWorld_Am.pdf||tinyurl.com/ah4mxkz||Am|
|BEST DAY||TAYLOR SWIFT||BestDay_Db.pdf||tinyurl.com/qyw397o||Db|
|BITTERSWEET||BIG HEAD TODD||Bittersweet.pdf||tinyurl.com/ath2dkw||G|
|BO JANGLES||CHET ATKINS||
The late Chet Atkins plays Bo Jangles and
afterwards [@ 03:00], gives you a personal
guitar lesson in his own voice and
with his own hands from beyond...
|BO JANGLES||JOHN DENVER||Bojangles.pdf||tinyurl.com/ath2dkw||Eb|
|BO JANGLES||NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND||Bojangles.pdf||tinyurl.com/ntdp8nj||G|
|DIAMONDS and RUST||JOAN BAEZ||
"...It's all come back too clearly, Yes I loved you dearly
- And if you're offering me diamonds and rust,
I've already paid "
Nevermore to strike with gun or sword
More flowers, fewer funerals,
and children not at war
Show that love ... can always mute the roar.
|FUNERAL, THE||BAND Of HORSES||The_Funeral.pdf||tinyurl.com/lobxs26||C|
|GHOST TOWN||HUNS & Dr BEEKER||
"Mama where are you? Papa where did you go?
And where are all the children
Who used to play here, Only Heaven Knows."
|HALF YOUR ANGELS||CROSBY & NASH||Half_Your_Angels.pdf||tinyurl.com/yarkozgs||Dm|
|HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN?||DARRYL WORLEY||have-you-forgotten_G.pdf||tinyurl.com/nyj8jjd||G|
|I NEED YOU NOW||LADY ANTEBELLUM||I_Need_You_Now.pdf||tinyurl.com/3exlrhg||E|
|I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS||FOREIGNER||whtluvis_E.pdf||tinyurl.com/n77hxj3||"E"|
|IS IT LIKE TODAY||ELIZA GILKYSON||IsItLikeToday.pdf||tinyurl.com/bgvz3j9||G
|JESUS IS KING||Dan Martin (Lyrics)||JESUSKING_G.pdf||tinyurl.com/zcrqv72||G|
|JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL||CARRIE UNDERWOOD||JesusTakeWheel_D.pdf||tinyurl.com/lyamo8c||D|
|KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR||Bob Dylan & Mark Knopfler||KnockinOnHeavinsDoor.pdf||tinyurl.com/ho5wzz9||G|
|LAMENT IN E MINOR||Dan Martin||Lament_in_Em.pdf||tinyurl.com/hacfrd9||Em|
|LET IT BE ME||EVERLY BROS||Let_It_Be_Me_G.pdf||tinyurl.com/my23akc||G|
|LOOKING FOR THE SUMMER||CHRIS REA||LookingForSummer.pdf||tinyurl.com/on5a5wf||Gm|
|LOVE STORY||TAYLOR SWIFT||LoveStory.pdf||tinyurl.com/d8jflls||D|
|NEAPOLITAN DREAMS||LISA MITCHELL||NeapolitanDreams.pdf||tinyurl.com/mg66waw||C
|NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR||JACKSON BROWNE||NextVoiceUHear.pdf||tinyurl.com/npjhaxj||F#m
|OLD LANG SYNE||DAN FOGELBERG||
"We drank a toast to innocence We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how."
|ONE THAT GOT AWAY||KATY PERRY||OneThatGotAway.pdf||tinyurl.com/pkncdot||E
|[THE] PARTY'S OVER||ELIZA GILKYSON||PartysOver.pdf||tinyurl.com/y8fbwxa3||G
|POOR SIDE OF TOWN||JOHNNY RIVERS
|SEA FEVER||William Topley & Mark Knopfler||
"I must go down to the seas again
To the lonely sea and sky
And all I ask is a tall ship
and a Star to steer her by."
|SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD||JOAN BAEZ||
"I loved you like a baby
Like some motherless child
I loved you in a tame way
And I can love you wild."
|SILENT RUNNING||MIKE & THE MECHANICS||SilentRunning_M&M.pdf||tinyurl.com/lr8gkes||Dm
|SILVER DAGGER||JOAN BAEZ||SilverDagger.pdf||tinyurl.com/n2qrstv||Db|
|SLOOP JOHN B||BEACH BOYS||Sloop_John_B.pdf||tinyurl.com/nwbgalw||Ab|
|SO INTO YOU||ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION||So_Into_You.pdf||tinyurl.com/hn3bctm||Fm|
|SOUTHERN CROSS||CROSBY, STILLS, & NASH||
"My love is an anchor tied to you with a silver chain.
I have my ship and all her flags are a flyin'
She is all I have left and Music is her name."
|UNCHAINED MELODY||RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS||Unchained_Melody.pdf||tinyurl.com/7tpmjd3||C|
|VIA DOLOROSA||SANDI PATTY||Via_Dolorosa.pdf||tinyurl.com/p8vdrd7||G|
| WHO KNOWS...
WHERE THE TIME GOES
|WICHITA LINEMAN||GLEN CAMPBELL||Wichita_Lineman.pdf||tinyurl.com/pvgtexb||G|
|WILDEST DREAMS||TAYLOR SWIFT||Wildest_Dreams.pdf||tinyurl.com/nc8bwrx||Ab|
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Check back for new additions I will add from time to time.
Click the image at left. They are the most important chord family you will ever learn. Know them in every key. Know or learn all the chords named in the .pdf files on your guitar or keyboard (preferably both)
- and know how to transpose them to a different key (or capo your guitar) to fit your own vocal range.
C Am F G transposes (same family sound, different key) to:
G Em C D and also to:
A F#m D E
"Em" means E minor, "Cmaj7" means C major seventh etc.
Learn more about chords and how to make their various 'flavors' here.
Some of the .pdf files above have guitar chord charts.
Some of the .pdf files may show alternate chords and/or capo placement for guitarists. A few have even links to the full .mp3 audio files to the song. Such extra features are random (you'll have to look inside each .pdf file to see them).
Finally, click the image at left for a Practice Schedule to print and pin to your wall. Keep practicing!
It helps if you like the tune you're playing, but it is what the audience likes (they're paying you) that really counts!
The .pdf files (lyrics & chords) can be downloaded with a right-click. Short YouTube ads often preceed the videos... a necessary annoyance for the otherwise free resource. Please advise me of any broken or misdirected links via email to: dan at dansher dot com
You are welcome to pass the address of this web page along to other musical friends who might enjoy it.
If you have words and chords to a song(s) you like, and have a link to a video that matches those chords and lyrics, just send the information along to me at the email address above and I may post it for the benefit of all.
The various links shown all worked when posted but, by now, some videos may have been moved or deleted by YouTube.
I own no rights to any of the songs presented above. All are used without permission or credit of any kind.
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