Donovan Songs
On The Acoustic

Donovan Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my Donovan songs page where you'll find a collection of full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format and some rhythm tips on playing each song.

Chords and lyrics sheets below.


Donovan Songs
Chords & Lyrics
Pdf's & Rhythm Tips


Catch The Wind

Donovan wrote and released this song in the spring of 1965 with an echo and string section before he re-recorded the song for his first album release. The song reached #4 in the UK and #23 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up down up .. with a bit of the riff blended in
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, F, G, Em, D7
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Mellow Yellow

Donovan almost had a #1 with this song but instead had to settle for a #2 hit in the US in 1966 and a #8 in the UK in 1967. It was later revealed in an interview that the term Mellow Yellow was referring to a ladies vibrator which was a back page ad in a newspaper.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down down up and repeat with a few down strokes and some shuffle strumming
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D, G, Ab, D7
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Sunny Goodge Street

This song mentioned the use of hash, and because of that, Donovan was the first of many artists to get busted in London in 1966. Others being The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = arpeggio
  • Picking = No
  • Chords =  C, G6, Am, Am/G, Am/Gb, Am/F, D/Gb, ?

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Sunshine Superman

This song became a #1 hit in the US in the summer of 1966. Rockers from Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones played on this track.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = just use an down up down up pattern blended with the riff .. in a few spots you can play all down strokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, C7, F, G, 
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