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Chris Ledoux This Cowboys Hat
Songs For The Acoustic

Here on this Chris Ledoux This Cowboys Hat page you'll find a collection of free demo covers, chord sheets, rhythm tips and more on 11 great Chris Ledoux songs you can learn on the acoustic guitar.

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Chris Ledoux This Cowboys Hat
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1. Call Of The Wild

Call Of The Wild is the first track from the 1992 album "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy" which featured Garth Brooks.

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up - up down down up and repeat using a chop rhythm then use a steady shuffle rhythm
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, G, D, C, D/Gb, Am, G6
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2. County Fair

Country Fair is the first track from the 1991 album Western Underground.

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop up up up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, C/G
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3. Melodies & Memories

Melodies & Memories was a 1984 album from Chris Ledoux but in spite of this track being the name of the album, this song was not a single.

Instead they released "Even Cowboys Like A Little Rock n Roll" but that song failed to chart.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3 up down up where 1-2-3 are arpeggio notes in the chord
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, Em, C, Bm, Em, C/G, Am
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4. Riding For A Fall

Riding For A Fall was released as a single in 1990 but if failed to chart.

It was re-released a year later as one of three singles from the album "Western Underground. The song peaked at #72.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A, Bm, G, A7, A7sus, A, A/Db, Gbm, Em
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5. Six Bucks A Day

Six Bucks A Day was a bonus track on the 1994 album "Haywire".

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, A7, D, A/Db, Bm, G, Bm/A
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6. Slow Down

Slow Down was a track from the 1993 album entitled "Haywire"

Three singles were released from album including a cover of Bruce Springsteen's Tougher Than The Rest, but this song was not a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, D7, Em, A7, D/Gb
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7. Soft Place To Fall

Soft Place To Fall is a track from the 1993 album "Under This Old Hat".

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3- up down up where 1-2-3 are arpeggio notes in the chord and then use a root down up root up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, A, Bm, Gbm, D, Em, A7sus, A7, B
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8. Something In The Wind

Something In The Wind was a track from the Melodies and Memories album from 1984.

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No but a few riffs
  • Chords: G, Bm, C, D, Em
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9. Ten Seconds In The Saddle

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Ten Seconds In The Saddle is a tune from 1980 from Chris's album Western Tunesmith.

The song peaked at #96 on the US charts and was one of his first three songs to rank. The other two were released in 1979, but it wasn't until 1992 he broke into the top 10.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up 
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: C, F, Am, C7, D7, G
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10. The Lawman Reverend Brown

The Lawman Reverend Brown goes back to 1977 from the album Sing Me A Song Mr. Rodeo Man.

This one was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, A, B7
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11. This Cowboy's Hat

This Cowboy's Hat was a single release in 1991 from the album "Western Underground".

The song was one of three singles and peaked at #63 on the us country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: 1-2- up down and repeat where 1-2 are arpeggio notes on the chord
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Am, G6, G, C, Dm, Em, E7, E
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12. Under This Old Hat

Under This Old Hat hails from the 1993 album of the same name.

The song was a #54 on the US country charts and a #53 on the Canadian country charts. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm:  down up down up and repeat with walking bass
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, D, G, D7, Bm, E7, C, A, F, F#
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13. Workin' Mans Dollar

Workin' Mans Dollar was a single release back in the beginning of Ledoux's career from his first album called "Western Underground". 

This song peaked at #69 on the US country chart.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down down and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: A, D, G, C
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