Chords To Smokie Band Songs 
On The Acoustic

Chords To Smokie Band Songs On The Acoustic Guitar Chords And Lyrics

Welcome to my chords to Smokie Band songs where you'll find several of The Best of Smokie songs available for the acoustic player for several popular songs. View my acoustic demos as well and if you'd like to purchase any full lesson video, that option is here also. Download the free chord sheets in .pdf format.

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A Few Dollars More
If You Think You Know How To Love Me
Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone
Living Next Door To Alice
Mexican Girl | Oh Carol

Chords To Smokie Band Songs
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1. A Few Dollars More

In early 1978 Smokie released their very first single from their album entitled "The Montreux Album".

Later in the fall the album came out. The song was a top 5 in Germany, Norway and Switzerland. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking = yes a little
  • Chords = G, Am, C, D
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2. If You Think You Know How To Love Me

This was a giant song for Smokie in 1975 reaching the top 10 in several European countries when it was released as a single. It later appeared on their album "Changing All The Time".

Alan Barton and Pat Benatar both covered the song in 1988 and 1979 respectively.

Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn wrote this song. They were a writing duo for many acts during the 1970s.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = a little arpeggio with some up down up down up rhythm and eventually just root up down up down up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, Am, D, C
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3. Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone

Another huge song by Smokie in 1977 and written by the duo Mick Chapman and Nicky Chinn and can be found on their Greatest Hits album from 1977.

This song hit #1 in several European countries and was a top 10 in several others.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes a little
  • Chords = G, D, A, Bm, Em
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4. Living Next Door To Alice

Australian band "New Order" first recorded this song in 1972 and had a #36 on the charts.

Several years later in 1976, Smokie decided to record their version and the song became a huge #1 in Europe and even peaked at #5 in the US. And you can guess who the duo was that wrote that one. 

The song can be found on their Midnight Cafe album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm = use arpeggio until you get into it then a root up down up down up will work
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, D
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5. Mexican Girl

This song was the final single from "The Montreux Album" and reached the top 20 in most European countries and hit #1 in Germany.  

The Smokie Mexican Girl chords are below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd
  • Rhythm = up stroke with some arpeggio ... root down up down up root up down up -- using a quick shuffle on the first part of the chord in the chorus
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A7, D7
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6. Oh Carol

Many bands used this technique in the 1970's by releasing a single first, and then putting it on an album later. This song came out in the Spring of 1978 and end

ed up on The Montreux Album in Oct of the same year.

Another great song from Chapman and Chinn that reached the top 10 in several European countries.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, D7, C
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