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Best Of The Grass Roots
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Welcome to my best of The Grass Roots page where you'll find a few songs from the group you can easily learn on the acoustic guitar.

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

id wait a million years the grass roots

I'd Wait a Million Years from the bands 1969 album called Leaving It All Behind. The song was written by Gary Zekley and Mitchell Bottler, and it became one of the band's biggest hits, reaching #15 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song is a romantic ballad that tells the story of a man who is deeply in love with a woman and is willing to wait as long as it takes for her to reciprocate his feelings. The lyrics express the man's steadfast commitment and his belief that true love is worth waiting for.

The Grass Roots' recording of "I'd Wait a Million Years" features lush harmonies and a catchy melody, with instrumentation that includes guitar, drums, and horns. The song's upbeat tempo and romantic lyrics helped make it a popular choice for weddings and other romantic occasions.

"I'd Wait a Million Years" has since become a classic of the pop rock genre and has been covered by other artists, including Wayne Newton and Neil Sedaka. The song's timeless message of love and commitment continues to resonate with audiences today, making it a beloved classic in the American music canon.

  • 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. Midnight Confessions

midnight confessions the grass roots

Midnight Confessions was released as a single in 1968. The song was written by Lou T. Josie and became one of the band's biggest hits, reaching #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song features a catchy melody and a driving rhythm, with lyrics that tell the story of a man confessing his love to a woman late at night. The lyrics express the man's desire to be with the woman and his willingness to do whatever it takes to win her heart.

The Grass Roots' recording of "Midnight Confessions" features a distinctive horn section and a strong vocal performance by lead singer Rob Grill. The song's upbeat tempo and catchy chorus helped make it a popular choice for radio airplay and dance clubs.

"Midnight Confessions" has since become a classic of the pop rock genre and has been covered by other artists, including The Everly Brothers and Meco Monardo. The song's memorable melody and romantic lyrics continue to resonate with audiences today, making it a beloved classic in the American music canon.

  • 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 the grass roots

Sooner Or Later was released in 1971 as a single form the album Their 16 Greatest Hits. The song was written by Dennis Provisor, who was a keyboardist and vocalist for the band.

The song features a melodic piano intro, followed by a driving rock beat, and the catchy chorus features the lyrics "Sooner or later, love is gonna getcha. Sooner or later, girl you gotta letcha. You gotta let yourself go."

The Grass Roots' recording of "Sooner Or Later" features the distinctive vocals of lead singer Rob Grill, as well as harmonies and a guitar solo. The song's upbeat tempo and catchy melody helped make it a popular choice for radio airplay and dance clubs.

"Sooner Or Later" was released as a single in 1971 and reached #9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song remains a popular classic rock staple and has been covered by other artists, including The Carpenters.

Overall, "Sooner Or Later" is an energetic and catchy song that exemplifies The Grass Roots' signature sound of combining rock and pop elements to create a unique and memorable musical experience. It was the bands last top 10 in the US.

  • 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

things i should have said the grass roots

Things I Should Have Said was recorded by the American rock band The Grass Roots in 1967. The song was written by group members Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan, who also produced the track.

The song features a memorable melody, with lyrics that express regret over missed opportunities to express love and affection to a significant other. The chorus features the lyrics, "Things I should have said to her, that maybe would have changed her mind to stay".

The Grass Roots' recording of "Things I Should Have Said" features harmonies, a catchy guitar riff, and a strong vocal performance by lead singer Rob Grill. The song's pop-rock sound and relatable lyrics helped make it a popular choice for radio airplay and dance clubs.

"Things I Should Have Said" was released as a single in 1967 and reached #23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song remains a beloved classic of the pop-rock genre and has been covered by other artists, including The Monkees.

Overall, "Things I Should Have Said" is a poignant and relatable song that showcases The Grass Roots' ability to blend rock and pop influences into a unique and memorable musical experience.

  • 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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5. Two Divided By Love

two divided by love the grass roots

Two Divided By Love is a song by The Grass Roots, a popular band from the 1970s. It was written by Michael Price and Dan Walsh.

The song talks about the pain of love when two people feel separated from each other. It was released as a single in 1971 and was part of their album called "Move Along." The song did well on the music charts, reaching number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Even though it's not as well-known as some of their other songs, it's still loved by fans of classic rock and pop music. "Two Divided By Love" has a nice melody and talks about feelings that many people can relate to.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st is original key
  • Rhythm = down up down up  with some chops
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, Bm, Em, Am, G6, C, D, A, D/Gb
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