Bobby Darin Top Acoustic Songs

Bobby Darin Top Acoustic Songs On The Guitar

Here on this Bobby Darin top acoustic songs page you'll find a collection of free demo covers, chords and lyrics sheets, rhythm tips and more. There are also full lesson tutorials available for purchase for a small fee if required. I'm also using Bobby Darin covers were available to indicate where the song originated.

May 14th, 1936 – Dec 20th, 1973

(aged 37)


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Bobby Darin Top Acoustic Songs
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1. Bobby Darin Dream Lover

Singer Bobby Darin wrote this one himself and released it in 1959. The song was a success and hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and #4 on the R&B. It did reach #1 in the UK. Neil Sedaka played piano on the track for Darin.

Artists Dion, Billy Crash Craddock and Tanya Tucker have all covered this song.

The song can be found on "The Bobby Darin Story" album from 1959. Below is my Dream Lover Bobby Darin cover.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up ad repeat - with a few downstroke chops
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Em, D, C, A7, D7 
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2. If I Were A Carpenter

In 1966, Bobby Darin recorded this Tim Hardin song and had a #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and a #9 in the UK.

The song appears on the album of the same name.

Johnny Cash, The Four Tops and Bob Seger are just  few artists who have covered this song.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, C, G
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3. Bobby Darin Lazy River

This is an old 1930's tune that Drain recorded for his "The Bobby Darin Story" album from 1961 and the single scored a #14 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Many artists including Hank Thompson, Leon Redbone and Michael Buble have all recorded this great tune.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: B7, E7, A7, D, G, Ddim
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4. Bobby Darin Mack The Knife

This song actually hails from Germany going back too 1929 for a musical drama called "The Threepenny Opera". The song was translated and likely changed slightly to English and in 1959 Bobby Darin scored a #1 hit in the UN and the UK with his version. Darin also won two Grammy Awards for the song.

Strangely enough, Dick Clark advised Darin not to record the song, but he later admitted he'd made a mistake with that advice. Old blue eyes Frank Sinatra recorded a version but said that Bobby Darin's version was THE version.

The song is found on the "That's All" album from 1958.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: A#, Cm, F, A#dim, F#, B, Dbm, Gb, Bdim/Ab, G, C, Dm, G7, Cdim/A, G#, C#, A7, D, Em, D, Ddim, A#, D#, Fm, D#dim, Fm, Eb7th
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5. Bobby Darin Splish Splash

This song was the song that really launched Bobby Darin's career in 1958. A DJ made him a bet that they couldn't write a hit with the words "Splish Splash I was taking a bath". The DJ co-wrote the song with Darin and he had his first million dollar seller.

The song was on three charts peaking at #3 on the Pop Charts, #2 on the R&B and #14 on the Country charts. The song is found on the debut 1958 album entitled "Bobby Darin".

Download the Splish Splash Bobby Darin lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: a steady down up down up
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, D, G, C7, F, Adim
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