Everly Brothers Songs
On The Acoustic

Classic Everly Brothers Songs On The Acoustic

On this Everly Brothers songs page you'll find a few demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format, rhythm tips, and more. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.

Phil Everly - (Jan 19, 1939 – Jan 3, 2014) - (aged 74)

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1. Bye Bye Love

This was a team effort by both  Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, two American song writters, and The Everly Brothers scored another big hit from this writing duo in 1957. Paul McCartney claimed this was his first song her ever performed on a stage along with his brother Mike.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up for the ch ... the verse changes the groove riff changes the pattern
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = A, G, D, E, C

2. Wake Up Little Suzie

Another great song from the songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, The Everly Brothers released this one in 1957. The church in Boston thought the song was too suggestive and had it banned for a time according to Don Everly. It is probably one of the most well known songs by the brothers. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat - quick chord changes - in the verse it changes to a root down up root up down up pattern
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, F, G, A7, D7, E

3. Walk Right Back

A member of Buddy Holly's band, Sonny Curtis, wrote this song, which was a #7 hit for the Everly's in the US and a #q in the UK. Sonny had only written one verse, but when Don and Phil heard the song, they loved it. Sonny wrote a 2nd verse as they had requested him to, but they went ahead and recorded the song by just repeating the 1st verse. When the 2nd verse arrive in the mail. it was too late.

Several artists went ahead and recorded the song with the 2nd verse, but only Anne Murray had a #1 with her cover, and only singing that one original verse.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down down down down up down up down up for the verses, root down up root up down up
  • Picking =No
  • Chords = D, A7, G, D/Gb, Em

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