Acoustic Songs By The Doors

Acoustic Songs By The Doors On Guitar

Here on my acoustic songs by The Doors page you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. I'm also using The Doors album covers so you know the source of each song.


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 Acoustic Songs By The Doors
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1. Alabama Song Whiskey Bar The Doors

Alabama Song Whiskey Bar was actually A German poem that was translated into English back in the mid 1920's and was covered by both The Doors and David Bowie.

The Doors recorded their version of the song in 1966 and was a song that charted from their first album "The Doors". The song reached #3 in France.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up root up with some arpeggio - then root down root up down and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Am, Gbm, D7, C, F, B7, G, Gm, C7, E7, Eb
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2. Hyacinth House The Doors

Hyacinth House song can be found on the 1970 album "LA Woman" and was the only song on the album recorded on a four track recorder compared to the others which were done on a professional 8 channel recorder.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up but there are a few riffs in here and a few chop downstrokes
  • Picking: yes blended in the rhythm
  • Chords: D, Am, G, Em, Gbm 
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3. Indian Summer The Doors

Indian Summer comes from the 1970 album "Morrison Hotel". This album was recorded between Nov 1969 and Jan 1970, but Indian Summer was actually record many years earlier in 1966 and was added as a track to the album. The song was co-written by Jim Morrison and guitarist Robby Krieger.

Download the Indian Summer chord by The Doors below.

  • he DDrop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down with arpeggio notes
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, Em
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4. Light My Fire The Doors

Light My Fire was was written in 1966 by all of The Doors members and the band began performing it live in 1967. It was released in April of '67 and reached #1 on Billboard by the summer of that year. Jose Feliciano covered the song which brought The Doors version back onto the chats in 1968. 

This song was performed on The Ed Sullivan in Sep 1967, but the deal was to change the one line to "girl we couldn't get much better" instead of the original "girl we couldn't get much higher" ... of course Morrison agreed until they went live and he sang the original line. That blew a multi-episode deal that was in the works. They also performed the version live, where most other bands lip-synced. The song hails from their album "The Doors" from 1967.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use a down up stop uo and repeat but there are some downstroke accents you'll need to feel in this one
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: 
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5. Love Her Madly The Doors

Love Her Madly was from the album L.A. Woman in 1971 and the song peaked at #11 on the charts and was their last album with Jim Morrison who was found dead in Paris four months later.

The reached #3 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up up up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, D, C, F, E7, G, A, E
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6. Love Me Two Times

Love Me Two Times hails from the 1967 album "Strange Days". The song had to be edited down to 2 min 37 sec for radio airplay.

The single peaked at #25 in the US and reached #31 in Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: this has shuffle rhythm and chops all throughout
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, A7, D7, C7, B7, G, E7
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7. Love Street The Doors

Love Street was written by Jim Morrison and released as a single in the summer of 1968 as the B-Side to "Hello I Love You", which went to #1 in the US and Canada.

In July of 1968 The Doors had their only #1 album with the release of "Waitin' For The Sun". 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up 
  • Picking: a few riffs throughout with a few downstrokes
  • Chords: Am, G, Gm, F, Bm, A#, A7sus, A7, C, D, A
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8. Peace Frog The Doors

Peace Frog was a track on the 1970 album "Morrison Hotel" but the song was never released as a single.

Download The Doors Peace Frog lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: steady up and down in a fast shuffle with a few downstrokes
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Gm, C7, Gbm, A, Em, Ab, B7
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9. People Are Strange The Doors

People Are Strange was a single back in 1967 for The Doors and reached #1 in Canada and #12 in the US.

The song can be found on their 2nd album called "Strange Days".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: yes a little
  • Chords: B7, Em, Am, G
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10. Riders On The Storm

Riders On The Storm was the last song recorded by all four members of The Doors for their 1971 album, "L.A. Woman". When it was released as a single, Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in a Paris hotel room.

The song reached #14 in the US, #22 in the UK and #7 in The Netherlands.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: this has downstroke with a riff and some quick shuffles .. and a down down up up and repeat pattern
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: Em, D, Am, D6/9, Am7, D, C
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11. Roadhouse Blues The Doors

Roadhouse Blues believe it or not was a B-Side when it was released in 1969 to the song A-Side "You Make Me Real" from the "Morrison Hotel" album of 1970.

The single peaked at #50 in the US.

Download The Doors Roadhouse Blues lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up with some walking bass
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: E, A, B, C, Db, D, Eb
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12. Touch Me The Doors

Touch Me was released in Dec 1969 and reached #3 on Billboard in the US which became the bands last top 10 song in the US.

The track is from the album "The Soft Parade.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: a steady shuffle throughout
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: A#m, Ab, Cm, Db, E, B, G, D, Gbm, A, Ebm
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Thanks for stopping by my acoustic songs by The Doors page and I hope the info here was useful in playing some of The Doors hits on the guitar.

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