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Blackhawk Goodbye Says It All & More
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Welcome to my Blackhawk Goodbye Says It All page where you'll find a few songs from Blackhawk you can easily learn on the acoustic guitar.

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1. Every Once In Awhile

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Every Once in a While is a country music song recorded by the American band Blackhawk. It was released in 1994 as the second single from their debut album, also titled "Blackhawk". The song was written by Van Stephenson, Dave Robbins, and Henry Paul, who were also members of the band.

"Every Once in a While" reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The song features a mid-tempo melody and lyrics that describe a man who still thinks about his former lover every once in a while, even though he has moved on with his life.

The song's success helped to launch Blackhawk's career, and they went on to release several more hit singles throughout the 1990s. "Every Once in a While" remains one of the band's most popular and enduring songs, and it continues to receive airplay on country music radio stations today.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = you can use a steady down up down pattern except where you you'll play riffs then you can use downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, Asus2, Bm, Em
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2. Goodbye Says It All

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Goodbye Says It All is another great track from Blackhawk. It was released in 1993 as the lead single from their debut album, also titled "Blackhawk". The song was written by lead vocalist Henry Paul and songwriter Bob DiPiero.

"Goodbye Says It All" reached number 11 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 10 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The song features a catchy melody and lyrics that describe a man who is struggling to come to terms with the end of a relationship. The chorus, which includes the lines "Goodbye says it all / It's over now, we're through / Goodbye says it's time / To heal the pain I'm going through", has become particularly memorable and has contributed to the song's enduring popularity.

"Goodbye Says It All" helped to establish Blackhawk as one of the leading country music acts of the 1990s. The band went on to release several more hit singles, including "Every Once in a While" and "I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No". Today, "Goodbye Says It All" remains a popular and beloved song among country music fans.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret for original key
  • Rhythm = use a root down root up down up and then a chop with down down up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
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3. I Sure Can Smell The Rain

blackhawk i sure can smell the rain

I Sure Can Smell the Rain is the third track from their self-titled debut album, which was released in 1994. The song was written by Van Stephenson, Dave Robbins, and Jeffrey Steele, who were all members of the band.

"I Sure Can Smell the Rain" was not released as a single, but it received significant airplay on country music radio stations and became a fan favorite. The song features a slower tempo and a contemplative melody, with lyrics that describe a man who is feeling lost and disconnected from the world around him. The chorus includes the lines "I sure can smell the rain / The wind's blowing in / The smell of wet black dirt / Is coming back again".

"I Sure Can Smell the Rain" showcases Blackhawk's ability to craft thoughtful, introspective songs that explore themes of love, loss, and the human experience. The song has remained a favorite among fans of the band and is often cited as one of their best works.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = you'll use a down up down up with a bit a shuffle in this one
  • Picking = No but a few riffs
  • Chords = D, G, A7, A7sus, Bm, C
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4. I'm Not Strong Enough To Say No

blackhawk im not strong enough to say no

I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No is from Blackhawk's second studio album, "Strong Enough", which was released in 1995. The song was written by hit songwriters Thom Schuyler, J. Fred Knobloch, and Don Schlitz.

"I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No" was released as the lead single from the "Strong Enough" album and became a major hit for Blackhawk. The song reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The song features a catchy melody and lyrics that describe a man who is struggling to resist the temptation of a romantic relationship. The chorus includes the lines "I'm not strong enough to say no / How could I let it go / When I'm weak inside / I'm not strong enough to say no".

"I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No" helped to solidify Blackhawk's reputation as one of the leading country music acts of the 1990s. The band went on to release several more hit singles, including "That's Just About Right" and "Like There Ain't No Yesterday". Today, "I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No" remains a popular and beloved song among country music fans, and it is often cited as one of Blackhawk's signature hits.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = original key capo 1st
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat will work for this one
  • Picking = No just a riff
  • Chords =  C, F, G, Am, Gsus, Em
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5. That's Just About Right

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That's Just About Right is the groups second single from their debut album, "BlackHawk," in 1994. The song was written by BlackHawk members Henry Paul, Dave Robbins, and Van Stephenson, along with Kim Williams.

"That's Just About Right" became a hit for BlackHawk, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 17 on the Canadian RPM country tracks chart. The song's upbeat tempo and catchy melody helped it become a fan favorite and a staple of the band's live shows.

The lyrics of the song describe a perfect day spent with a loved one, enjoying simple pleasures like fishing, drinking beer, and watching the sunset. The song's message of appreciating life's simple pleasures struck a chord with listeners and helped make it a hit.

Overall, "That's Just About Right" is a classic country song that exemplifies the sound and style of BlackHawk and helped establish them as a prominent group in the 1990s country music scene.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = use a shuffle rhythm to get this one going and then use muted downstrokes
  • Picking = Ni but you'll use a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords = A, Bm, G, D, Gbm, A 


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