Best Of The Grass Roots
On the Acoustic

Best Of The Grass Roots

Welcome to The Best Of The Grass Roots songs page where you can see how I play their classic greatest hits on the acoustic.

Below are free demos, pdf chord sheets, rhythm tips and some info on each song. I'll be including The Grass Roots album covers to indicate the origin of each song.

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Best Of The Grass Roots
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1. I'd Wait A Million Years

I'd Wait A Million Years was one of three singles from the bands 1969 album "Leaving It All Behind".

The album version is a bit slower than the single and longer by about one minute. It reached #15 in the US and #12 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down down down up down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a riff
  • Chords = Am, G, F, E7
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2. The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions

Midnight Confessions was released in 1968 and reached #5 in the US and #4 in Canada. The band used studio musicians The Wrecking Crew for this track.

The song never appeared on any studio albums but was part of the compilation album called "Golden Grass".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = mainly downstrokes
  • Picking = just a riff
  • Chords = G, D, E, Gbm, Abm, Dbm, B, A, Db
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3. Sooner Or Later

Sooner Or Later came out in 1971 and reached #9 in the US ad #13 in Canada and was the bands last top 10 hit in the US.

The song was put on the album "Their 16 Greatest Hits".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up down and repeat .. and some steady down up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, Em, F, G, G7, Dm, Am/Ab, Am/G, Am/Gb, Ab, C#, Fm, Gb
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4. Things I Should Have Said

The Things I Should Have Said was a single release back in 1967. The song peaked at #23.

The track is found on the album "Let's Live For Today".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up with some chops as you play through this one
  • Picking = a riff but no lead
  • Chords = G, F, C, D, Dsus, Bm, Em, A7sus, A7, A, Dm
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