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Folk Songs With Chords & Demos
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Folk Songs With Chords

Here on my folk songs with chords page you'll find over 100 great folk songs you can easily learn on the acoustic. Let me say right here, this particular section is not yet fully completed as there is a re-organization currently underway. But the links below will take you to many artists and plenty of folk music to keep you busy for awhile with the tons of demo videos, free pdf chord sheets, rhythm tips and more.

Use the jump link menu below to quickly jump to a section of just scroll down the page to see all of the artists and songs that may be very familiar to you.

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Folk Songs With Chords Sections

I'll be starting with the 11 sections which are complete to date, and I'll expand upwards over time. Artists like Jim Croce, Jimmy Buffet and a few others will eventually be listed in this section, but their links are below.

Bob Dylan Section

This section so far has a total of 21 Bob Dylan lessons.

  1. Abandoned Love
  2. Blind Willie McTell
  3. Forever Young
  4. Gotta Serve Somebody
  5. Jokerman
  6. Just Like A Woman
  7. Knockin On Heaven's Door
  8. Lay Lady Lay
  9. License To Kill
  10. Like A Rolling Stone
  11. My Back Pages
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Positively 4th Street
  14. Shelter From The Storm
  15. Sweetheart Like You
  16. Tangled Up In Blue
  17. \The Times They Are A Changing
  18. Thunder Mountain
  19. With God On Our Side
  20. You Ain't Goin Nowhere
  21. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You're Gone

Bob Dylan section is here.


CSNY Section

I have managed to record 11 songs / tutorials from this great band of 4 members and sometimes 3 so I'm just calling it CSNY but there may be a few songs in here from just CSN. This list so far is as follows;

  1. Daylight Again
  2. Helplessly Hoping
  3. Long May You Run
  4. Long Time Gone
  5. Love The One You're With
  6. Our House
  7. Southern Cross
  8. Suite Judy Blue Eyes
  9. Teach Your Children
  10. Wasted On The Way
  11. Woodstock

CSNY section here.


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Gordon Lightfoot Section

Under the Canadian folk category, there probably isn't another male artist that would be crowned king of Canadian folk other than Gordon Lightfoot. His talents in both writing and performing have showered his music around the world.

Here are 24 tutorials on Gordon Light. 

  1. 14 Karat Gold
  2. Alberta Bound
  3. Bitter Green
  4. Black Day In July
  5. Carefree Highway
  6. Christian Island
  7. Cotton Jenny
  8. Don Quixote
  9. Early Morning Rain
  10. For Loving Me - Did She mention My Name
  11. Hangdog Hotel Room
  12. If You Could Read My Mind
  13. In My Fashion
  14. Race Among The Ruins
  15. Rainy Day People
  16. Ribbon Of Darkness
  17. Second Cup Of Coffer
  18. Song For A Winters Night
  19. Summer Side Of Life
  20. Summertime Dream
  21. Sundown
  22. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  23. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
  24. You Are What I Am

Gordon Lightfoot section here.



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James Taylor Section

This section for James Taylor has 17 songs and covers many of his top hits as you'll see from the list below. Most of James Taylor songs are fingerpicked, but since I no longer teach fingerpicking, my lessons and demos are don with the use of a standard pick.

The numbers in this section are;

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  1. Carolina In My Mind
  2. Copperline
  3. Everyday
  4. Fire A Rain
  5. Frozen Man
  6. Handyman
  7. How Sweet It Is
  8. Mexico
  9. Montana
  10. October Road
  11. Shower The People
  12. Something In The Way She Moves
  13. Suite For 20G
  14. Sweet Baby James
  15. Up On The Roof
  16. Wandering
  17. Your Smiling Face
  18. You've Got A Friend


James Taylor section here.


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Jim Croce Section

Here is a list of 18 Jim Croce numbers for the acoustic player to learn.

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  1. A Long Time Ago
  2. Age
  3. Alabama Rain
  4. Careful Man
  5. Don't Mess Around With Jim
  6. Dreaming Again
  7. Hey Tomorrow
  8. I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
  9. Lovers Cross
  10. One Less Set Of Footsteps
  11. Operator
  12. Photographs And Memories
  13. Roller Derby Queen
  14. Speedball Tucker
  15. The Hard Way Every Time
  16. Thursday
  17. Time In A Bottle
  18. Walking Back To Georgia

The Jim Croce section is here.


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John Prine Section

John Prine left use some great music for the acoustic and like James Taylor, many of his songs were fingerpicked but in my demos and lessons I'll be strumming my way through his great compositions And also like the JT section, this one also has 18 songs and are as follows;

  1. Crazy As A Loon
  2. Fish And Whistle
  3. Glory Of True Love
  4. Hello In There (soon)
  5. Illegal Smile
  6. Iron Ore Betty
  7. It's A Big Ole Goofy World
  8. Killing The Blues
  9. Knocking On Your Screen Door
  10. Lonesome Friends Of Science
  11. Magnolia Wind
  12. My Darlin Hometown
  13. My Old Man
  14. Paradise
  15. Sam Stone
  16. Souvenirs
  17. Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
  18. The Oldest Baby In The World
  19. Unwed Fathers

John Prine section here.


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Lobo Section

Here are half a dozen songs from the 1970's by Lobo. 

  1. Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend
  2. How Can I Tell Her
  3. I'd Love You To Want Me
  4. Me & You & A Dog Named Boo
  5. Rings
  6. Stoney

Lobo section is here.


Neil Young Section

Here are 25 number you can learn covering Neil Young.

  1. After The Goldrush
  2. Cinnamon Girl
  3. Comes A Time
  4. Cowgirl In The Sand
  5. Don't Let It Bring You Down
  6. Four Strong Winds
  7. Harvest
  8. Harvest Moon
  9. Heart Of Gold
  10. Helpless
  11. Hey Hey My My
  12. Human Highway
  13. In The Days That Used To Be
  14. Like A Hurricane
  15. Long May You Run
  16. Ohio
  17. Old King
  18. Old Man
  19. Out On The Weekend
  20. Powderfinger
  21. Sugar Mountain
  22. Tell Me Why
  23. The Loner
  24. The Needle And The Damage Done
  25. Tonight's The Night
  26. When You Dance I Can Really Love

Neil Young section is here.



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Paul Simon & Garfunkel Section

This section has some classics from Paul Simon And Simon & Garfunkel for the acoustic player such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia and Mrs Robinson. With the section above, a total of 24 great songs to learn. This list here is;

  1. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
  2. America
  3. At The Zoo
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  5. Cecilia
  6. Duncan
  7. Father And Daughter
  8. Feeling Groovy
  9. For Emily Wherever I May Find Her
  10. Graceland
  11. Homeward Bound
  12. Kathy├Ęs Song
  13. Kodachrome
  14. Late In The Evening
  15. Love Me Like A Rock
  16. Me And Julio
  17. Mrs Robinson
  18. One Trick Pony
  19. Richard Cory
  20. Scarborough Fair
  21. Sound Of Silence
  22. Slip Sliding Away
  23. The Boxer
  24. Train In The Distance

Simon & Garfunkel section here.


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Guitar Chords For Folk Songs

In these sections is where the various artists categories will be so instead of listing song titles, I will just list the artists and you can visit the pages to see which songs / lessons live over there. There are not in alphabetical order so glaze over all of the categories.

In this first section are the follow artists; 

  1. Call It Dreaming
  2. Chico And The Man
  3. Feb 7
  4. Footloose
  5. Fragile Bird
  6. Good People
  7. Gwendolyn
  8. How Much Did I Drink Last Night
  9. If I Could Fly
  10. If I Had A Boat
  11. I'll Be Ahead If I Can Quit While I'm Behind
  12. Lady In Red
  13. Laundry Room
  14. Oklahoma Hills
  15. One Toke Over The Line
  16. Pennsylvania Sunrise
  17. Sailing
  18. She Burns
  19. Stonewall
  20. Sunshine
  21. The Time Of Times
  22. Torn Screen Door
  23. Victims Of Life
  24. Volcano
  25. Welcome Back
  26. When The Night Came And Took Us

Guitar Chords For Folk Songs section here.


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Folk Mixed Vol 2

Here in the Vol 2 mixed section are some lesser known artists such as R Dean Taylor, Peter Maffay and Valdy, but some cool folk tunes to explore.

  1. Keith Carradine
  2. Lord Huron
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff
  4. Noel Paul Stookey
  5. Paul Carrick
  6. Peter Maffay
  7. R Dean Taylor
  8. Ron Sexsmith
  9. Sean Rowe
  10. The Men They Couldn't Hang
  11. Tim Buckley
  12. Uncle Tupelo
  13. Valdy
  14. Walk Off The Earth
  15. Will Kimborogh

Vol 2 section here.


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Folk Mixed Vol 3

In here you'll find the following artists. Keep in mind some artists have several additional songs you can reach from links on the page below.

  1. Amos Lee
  2. Bruce Cockburn
  3. Dan Fogelberg
  4. Gilbert O'Sullivan
  5. Gram Parsons
  6. Harry Chapin
  7. Ken Tobias
  8. Loudin Wainwright III
  9. M Ward
  10. Richard Thompson
  11. Seals & Crofts
  12. Townes Van Zandt
  13. The Wood Brothers

Vol 3 section is here.


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Other Section Links For Now Are

I'll expand on these sections shortly.

And these artist pages are not yet completed but are functional

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Thank you for visiting my folk songs with chords page and I hope the info you found here and the subsequent sections below this one, helpful.


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