Chattahoochee
Chords And Lyrics 
For The Acoustic

Chattachoochee Chords and Lyrics by Alan Jackson

Here on this Alan Jackson Chattahoochee chords and lyrics page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download.

Jim McBride and Alan Jackson were trying to come up with an up-tempo type song back in 1993. Jim came up with the line "way down yonder on the chattahoochee" and the song evolved from there. Neither Jackson or McBride ever thought the song was going to be the monster hit that it became. 

The song became a #1 in both Canada and the US in 1993 and also won the Country Music Awards (CMA) Song Of The Year and Single Of The Year. There was a music video for the song which featured Alan Jackson water skiing on the Chattahoochee River. 

Chattahoochee
Chords And Lyrics
Demo, Tips & Pdf


  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up or root up down up bass up down up  
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G, F, D7, G7

Chattahoochee Lyrics

Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie
We laid rubber on the Georgia asphalt
We got a little crazy but we never got caught

Down by the river on a Friday night
A pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight
Talking 'bout cars and dreaming 'bout women
Never had a plan just a livin' for the minute

Yeah way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
But I learned how to swim and I learned who I was
A lot about livin' and a little 'bout love

Well we fogged up the windows in my old Chevy
I was willing but she wasn't ready
So I settled for a burger and a grape snow cone
Dropped her off early but I didn't go home

Down by the river on a Friday night
A pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight
Talking 'bout cars and dreaming 'bout women
Never had a plan just a livin' for the minute

Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie
We laid rubber on the Georgia asphalt
We got a little crazy but we never got caught

Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie
We laid rubber on the Georgia asphalt
We got a little crazy but we never got caught

Down by the river on a Friday night
A pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight
Talking 'bout cars and dreaming 'bout women
Never had a plan just a livin' for the minute
Yeah way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
But I learned how to swim and I learned who I was
A lot about livin' and a little 'bout love

A lot about livin' and a little 'bout love

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