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Easy Elvis Guitar Songs
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Welcome to my Easy Elvis guitar songs page based on the most requested, viewed and purchased tutorials of Elvis material. Below you'll find demos, chord sheets and rhythm tips to several popular Elvis songs and links to many others.

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Easy Elvis Guitar Songs
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1. Doin The Best I Can

Simple Elvis tunes for guitar

Doin' the Best I Can is a track that was included in his 1960 album "Elvis Is Back, marking the beginning of Elvis' return to recording after his military service. The album was recorded during several sessions in March and April 1960 at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. It was released in April 1960.

"Doin' the Best I Can" is a mid-tempo rock and roll song with a catchy melody. It features Elvis' energetic and charismatic vocal style that had become his trademark.

The lyrics of "Doin' the Best I Can" reflect themes of trying to make things work despite challenges and imperfections, which resonated with Elvis' life experiences at the time.

Play this one with root up down up and repeat pattern and some down strokes as you head into the chorus with the chords G, G7, C, D, D7, A7 and an Am.

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2. Hows The World Treating You

Beginner-friendly Elvis tracks

How's the World Treating You was originally written by country music songwriter and singer Boudleaux Bryant. It was first recorded by The Louvin Brothers in 1953.

Elvis Presley covered "How's the World Treating You" and included it on his 1962 album titled "Pot Luck." His rendition of the song showcases his vocal versatility and emotional depth. Elvis's interpretation of the song is often praised for its heartfelt delivery and the way he connects with the lyrics.

While "How's the World Treating You" was not released as a single by Elvis, it remains a notable track in his discography. The song has been covered by various artists over the years, but Elvis's version is well-regarded and appreciated by fans of his music.

In standard tuning you can play a root up down up and repeat with a few bass runs while in standard tuning. A little picking here with the chords C, G, F and a C7.

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3. In The Ghetto

Elvis songs for novice guitarists

In the Ghetto is a famous Elvis Presley song from 1969, written by Mac Davis. It tells the story of a poor boy growing up in the city, showing the tough life in poor neighborhoods.

The song mixes soul, pop, and gospel music. Elvis sings it with a lot of feeling, making it very emotional. It became a big hit in many countries, including the US, UK, and Canada.

"In the Ghetto" is special because it talks about serious social issues. It's different from Elvis's usual love songs. People still like it today because of its important message and Elvis's powerful singing. Many other singers have also performed this song.

Played using a down down up down up down up shuffle rhythm pattern and a few chops in the rhythm in standard tuning. A few arpeggio picking notes for lead with the chords Fmaj7, Cmaj7, Gsus, G, C, F, G6, Am, D, D7, Dm and an Em.

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4. Reconsider Baby

Basic Elvis hits on guitar

Reconsider Baby  is a blues song originally written and recorded by Lowell Fulson in 1954. Elvis Presley recorded his version of the song in 1960 during the sessions for his album "Elvis Is Back!" This was Presley's first album after returning from his military service.

Elvis's version of "Reconsider Baby" is notable for its raw, bluesy feel, showcasing his ability to perform in a more mature, adult-oriented style compared to his earlier rock and roll hits. The recording features a powerful saxophone solo by Boots Randolph and demonstrates Elvis's versatility as a vocalist.

This one has a blues rhythm to it with a down up down up down rhythm pattern and some lead work in standard rhythm with the chords E, A, B7 and a A7.

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5. She Thinks I Still Care

Straightforward Elvis melodies

She Thinks I Still Care is a country song originally written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy. It was first recorded and made famous by George Jones in 1962, becoming one of his signature hits.

The track is featured on Elvis Presley's album "Moody Blue," which was released in 1977. This was Elvis's final studio album released before his death in August of that year. "Moody Blue" was a mixture of live and studio recordings, with some tracks recorded at Graceland, Elvis's home in Memphis.

You can play this one with a root up down up and repeat rhythm pattern in standard tuning with the chords G, D, C, G7 and an A7. You can also play a root down up down up root up down up rhythm as you approach the bride. A little pick in this one.

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6. Suspicious Minds

Elvis classics for guitar newbies

Suspicious Minds is one of Elvis Presley's biggest hits. It came out on August 26, 1969, and was written by Mark James. The song mixes rock, soul, and gospel music.

In the song, Elvis sings about a troubled relationship where he doesn't trust his partner. It has a catchy tune and a memorable chorus that people love.

"Suspicious Minds" was very popular. It reached #1 on the US charts and was Elvis's last #1 hit while he was alive. It also did well in other countries. The song sold over a million copies, earning a gold certification.

You can find this song on the album "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits".

I play this in G with a C/G, C, D, Bm, Em, Dsus and a B7. For rhythm play a down down down up down up and repeat in standard tuning. I put a led break in here but there is none in the original version.

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7. The Girl Of My Best Friend

Entry-level Elvis guitar music

The Girl of My Best Friend was written by Beverly Ross and Sam Bobrick. Elvis recorded his version of the song on March 26, 1960, at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee.

The song was released as a single in 1960 and reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was also included on Elvis's album titled "Elvis Is Back!" which was released in the same year. The song showcases Elvis's smooth vocals and features a mix of rock and roll and pop influences.

"The Girl of My Best Friend" has since become a popular and well-recognized song in Elvis's discography. It has been covered by various artists over the years and remains a favorite among fans of his music.

You'll want to play a root down up root up down up rhythm pattern here or as I like to call it sometime, a rake pattern in standard tuning. The chords you'll need are E, Dbm, B7, A, Gbm, E7 and a Gb. No lead work here, just rhythm.

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8. There's Always Me

Uncomplicated Elvis songs to play

There's Always Me can be found on the album "Something for Everybody," released in 1961. The song was written by Don Robertson, a songwriter who contributed to many of Elvis's songs.

This song was released as a single in 1961 but did not achieve significant chart success.

"There's Always Me" is a romantic ballad expressing a reassuring message to a loved one. The song reflects the narrator's devotion and availability, emphasizing that no matter what happens, they will always be there for the person they love.

Once again as music videos were not widely produced during the time of the song's release, there is no official music video for "There's Always Me."

Play a root up down up and repeat pattern here with a capo 5th in standard tuning. Chords you'll need are C, Dm, G, G7, Fm, Adim, D7, Dm7, E7 and an A7 with some picking in the middle.

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9. Too Much Monkey Business

Elvis guitar songs for starters

Too Much Monkey Business was originally written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1956. Elvis covered the song and included it on his album titled "Elvis Is Back!" released in 1960.

Elvis's version of "Too Much Monkey Business" is a lively and energetic rendition that showcases his rock and roll style. The song features Elvis's distinctive vocals and the characteristic guitar-driven sound of his early recordings. It captures the spirit of the original Chuck Berry version while adding Elvis's own flair.

Elvis Is Back!" is widely regarded as one of Elvis's best albums, and his version of "Too Much Monkey Business" is a standout track on the record.

For rhythm here you'll play a steady down up down up and repeat in standard tuning with the chords E, A and B7. There is a bit of lead work here.

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