Cover Songs By Joe Diffie
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Cover Songs By Joe Diffie On Acoustic

Welcome to my cover songs by Joe Diffie page where I demonstrate how to play several great Joe Diffie songs. There are also free .pdf chord and lyrics sheets available for download, rhythm tips and more. 

I'm also using Joe Diffie album covers so you can see the source of each song.

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Cover Songs By Joe Diffie
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1. Joe Diffie Home

Home was the very first #1 hit song by Joe Diffie back in 1990 that reached the top of the country charts in both Canada and the US. It was also the first time a debut single was #1 on 3 charts at the same time.

The song can be found on the album "A Thousand Winding Roads". Download the Joe Diffie Home lyrics and chords below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up and repeat once you get past the arpeggio
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, A7, Asus, Bm, A/Db
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2. Is It Cold In Here

Is It Cold In Here was released in 1991 and peaked at #5 in the US and #4 in Canada. The song was co-written by Diffie.

It was the first single from his second album "Regular Joe".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G, D, D/Gb, Em, G6
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3. Joe Diffie John Deere Green

John Deere Green was a #5 country hit for Joe Diffie when it hit the airwaves in 1993.

It was the third single from his album "Honky Tonk Attitude".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, A#, D, Em, Gbm, E, A
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4. Joe Diffie Pickup Man

Pickup Man topped the US country charts in 1994 and stayed there for four solid weeks. It also reached #9 in Canada. Applebee's used the song in one of its commercials.

The song is from the album "Third Rock From The Sun". Download the Joe Diffie Pickup Man lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C7, D
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5. Ships That Don't Come In

Ships That Don't Come In was released in 1992 and made it to #5 in the US and #3 in Canada on the country charts. There is a music video for this song.

It hails from Joes album "Regular Joe".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs only
  • Chords: G, C, Cm, Dm, Am7, D, D/Gb, D7, Bm, G6
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6. Third Rock From The Sun

Third Rock From The Sun was the lead off single from the album of the same name when it was released in 1994.

The song was a smash hit reaching #1 in both the US and Canada. 

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down up down up or use downstrokes
  • Picking: just the main riff
  • Chords: D, G, A
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