Don Williams My Best Friend And More
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Here on this Don Williams My Best Friend page are free demos, chord sheets and more for not only the My Best Friend song , but for other Don Williams hits as well.

Help yourself to the free pdf chord sheets. If you require full tutorial lessons for these songs below, there is a purchase link for a small fee. Deeper discounts available from the side menu. 

May 27th, 1939 - Sept 8th, 2017 (aged 78)

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Don Williams My Best Friend & More
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1. Better Than Today

Better Than Today is a track on the 2012 album "And So It Goes"

This track was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo:  No
  • Rhythm: root down up bass up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, F, G, Am

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2. Desperately

Desperately was released as a single in 1988 from the album "Traces"

The song managed to hit #7 in the US and #5 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A

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3. Diamonds To Dust

Diamonds To Dust is a track form the 1990 album "True Love".

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes a little
  • Chords: F, C, G, Am, D7

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4. I Just Come Here For The Music

I Just Come Here For The Music was a duet with Alison Krauss in 2021 but the song never charted.

You'll find this track on the album "And So It Goes".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: a little blended into the rhythm
  • Chords: C, Am, G, Fdim/E, Am, Am/G, F, Gsus, Fmaj7, Em, Dm

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5. I Recall A Gypsy Woman

I Recall A Gypsy Woman did not chart as a single release in the US or Canada but it did chart and reached #13.

You'll find this track on the Don Williams Vol 2 album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D

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6. I'll Be There

I'll Be There is a track from the 1995 album from Don Williams entitled "Borrowed Tales".

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, E

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7. Imagine That

Imagine That is a track on the 2012 album "And So It Goes"

This track was never released as a single.


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

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8. Leaving For The Flatlands

Leaving For The Flatlands is a track from the 1996 album entitled "Flatlands".

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, G, D, C, G6, D7, Bm

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9. Say It Again

Say It Again was another track from the 1975 album Harmony.

Don Williams had a #1 country hit in the US with this release.


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

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10. She's In Love With A Rodeo Man

She's In Love With A Rodeo Man is a track from the Don Williams album "Volume Two" released in 1974.

The song was never a single release.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, F, G

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11. Some Broken Hearts Never Mend

Some Broken Hearts Never Mend was a #1 in the US and hit #8 in Canada when this hit the airwaves back in 1977.

The song hails from the album "Visions".


  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, C, Gmaj7, Cmaj7

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12. The Old Trail

The Old Trail is from Don's 1992 album 'Currents.

This song was never released as a single.


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

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13. Til The Rivers All Run Dry

Til The Rivers All Run Dry was a single by Don Williams back in 1975 and hit #1 on the US country charts.

The song can be found on the album "Harmony".


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A7, Dsus, G

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14. Wonderful Tonight

Wonderful Tonight is of course an old Clapton songs but Don covered this one for his "My Heart To You" album released in 2004.

His version was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3 up down up down up where 1-2-3 are arpeggio notes in the chords
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D/Gb, C, D, Em

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15. You're My Best Friend

You're My Best Friend was a #1 hit in both Canada and the US back in 1975.

The song hails from the album of the same name.


  • Drop D Tuning: No 
  • Capo: 5th fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up 
  • Picking: just a few riffs
  • Chords: G, C, D7

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