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Fun Folk Songs To Sing
On The Acoustic

Guitar Chords For Folk Songs

Welcome to my fun folk songs to sing page. This page is being updated as the jump off to all other folk songs on this site. So over the next few days, it will be expanding. 

Here are the artists on this page that have their own pages. Use these links to see the lesson titles below available before visiting their pages.

* Amos Lee
* Bob Dylan
* Bruce Cockburn
* Carly Simon
* Carole King
* Cat Stevens
* Chris De Burgh
* Dan Fogelberg
* David Gates & Bread
* Don McLean
* Gordon Lightfoot
* Guy Clark
* Harry Chapin
* James Taylor
* Jason Mraz
* Jim Croce
* Jimmy Buffett
* John Denver
* John Prine
* Kenny Loggins
* Lyle Lovett
* Neil Young
* Paul Simon
* Ray Lamontagne
* Simon & Garfunkel
* Steve Goodman
* Tom Paxton
* Townes Van Zandt
* Woody Guthrie

* Other Folk Artists ---> Arlo Guthrie, Avett Brothers, Blaze Foley, Damien Rice, Gilbert O'Sillivan, Gram Parsons, Jack Johnson, Jose Feliciano, M Ward, Nickel Creek, Richard Thompson, Seals & Crofts, The Wood Brothers

* Even More Folk Artists ---> Alexi Murdoch, Badly Drawn Boy, Billy Bragg, Brewer & ShipleyChristopher Cross, City & Color, Dave Loggins, David Francy, David Mallett, David Olney, Foy Vance, Hayden, Iron & Wine, Jeff Tweedy, Jim Ford, John Sebastian, Jonathan Edwards, Julian Lage, Keith Carradine, Ken Tobias, Lord Huron, Loudon Wainwright III, Michael McDermott , Nathaniel Rateliff, Noel Paul Stookey, Paul Brady, Paul Carrick, Peter Maffay, R Dean Taylor, Ron Sexsmith, Sean Rowe, Speeches, TMTCH, Tim Buckley, Uncle Tupelo, Valdy, Will Kimborough.

* Last Folk Artists ---> Bahamas, Citizen Cope, Coven, Elliott Smith, James Blunt, Joni Mitchell, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Lloyd Cole, Matthew Barber, Mungo Jerry, Rodriguez, Sammy Johns.

Fun Folk Songs To Sing
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

Amos Lee Section

Here are six Amos Lee numbers for the acoustic.

  1. Ain't No Cane
  2. Arms Of A Woman
  3. Supply And Demand
  4. Sweet Pea
  5. Violin
  6. Windows Are Rolled Down

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Bob Dylan Section

Here is a nice collection of Bob Dylan numbers you should try and include a few into your set-list.

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

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Bruce Cockburn Section

Just a few songs by this great Canadian artists you can learn.

  1. Cry Of A Tiny Babe
  2. Indian Wars
  3. Love Loves You Too
  4. Mighty Trucks Of Midnight
  5. The Whole Night Sky
  6. Wondering Where The Lions Are

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Carly Simon Section

I don't have a lot of songs by female artists but here are a few from this great artist.

  1. Anticipation
  2. Let The River Run
  3. The Right Thing To Do
  4. You're So Vain

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Carole King Section

As mentioned with Carly Simon, I only have a handful of songs by Carole King.

  1. I Feel The Earth Move
  2. It's Too Later
  3. Pleasant Valley Sunday
  4. Smackwater Jack
  5. So Far Away

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Cat Stevens Section

Cat Stevens may have morphed into Ysuf Islam, but the man wrote and recorded some great songs. Here are a few.

  1. Another Saturday Night
  2. Father And Son
  3. If You Want To Sing Out
  4. Lady D'abanville
  5. Longer Boats
  6. Maybe You're Right
  7. Moonshadow
  8. Morning Has Broken
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Peace Train
  11. The Wind
  12. Trouble
  13. Tuesday's Dead
  14. Wild World
  15. You Are My Sunshine

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Chris De Burgh Section

Here are 5 numbers from Chris De Burgh for the acoustic.

  1. A Spaceman Came Traveling
  2. Borderline
  3. Don't Pay The Ferryman
  4. Lady In Red
  5. Seven Bridges (not The Eagles Seven Bridges Road)

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CSNY Section

What would the music world have been without the collaboration and individual talents of these four cats.

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

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Dan Fogelberg Section

I have 8 great tunes here from the late Dan Fogelberg for you to review.

  1. Hard To Say
  2. Leader Of The Band
  3. Lonely In Love
  4. Rhythm Of The Rain
  5. Run For The Roses
  6. Same Old Lang Syne
  7. The Reach
  8. The Spirit Trail

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David Gates & Bread Section

I've always liked this band growing up so here are a few numbers from David Gates & Bread.

  1. Baby I'm A Want You
  2. Goodbye Girl
  3. Guitar Man
  4. If
  5. It Don't Matter To Me
  6. Let You're Love Go
  7. Look What You've Done
  8. Never Let Her Go

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Don McLean Section

Don McLean had a few monster hits during his career and a few are listed in this group.

  1. American Pie
  2. Bronco Bills Lament
  3. Castles In The Air
  4. Empty Chairs
  5. The More You Pay
  6. Vincent

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Gordon Lightfoot Section

We lost this great Canadian artist in 2023 and his collection of work will be with us forever.

  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. Did She Mention My Name
  9. Don Quixote
  10. Early Morning Rain
  11. For Loving Me - Did She Mention My Name
  12. Hangdog Hotel Room
  13. If You Could Read My Mind
  14. In My Fashion
  15. Race Among The Ruin
  16. Rainy Day People
  17. Ribbon Of Darkness
  18. Second Cup Of Coffee
  19. Song For A Winters Night
  20. Summer Side Of Life
  21. Summertime Dream
  22. Sundown
  23. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  24. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
  25. You Are What I Am

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Guy Clark Section

Here are 8 numbers from the late Guy Clark worth considering for your acoustic performances.

  1. Desperado's Waitin For A Train
  2. Dublin Blues
  3. I Don't Love You That Much Do I
  4. LA Freeway
  5. Maybe I Can Paint Over That
  6. My Favourite Picture Of You
  7. Stuff That Works
  8. The Cape

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Harry Chapin Section

  1. Cats In The Cradle
  2. Taxi
  3. W.O.L.D.

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James Taylor Section

I believe James Taylor was the first single artist to be signed to the Apple label after The Beatles. What can I say about this cat? Some fantastic music.

  1. Carolina In My Mind
  2. Copperline
  3. Everyday
  4. Fire And 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. The Wandering
  17. You're Smiling Face
  18. You've Got A Friend

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Jason Mraz Section

This artist I find difficult to cover because most of his songs are in a key that's just above my range. But I've mad an attempt at a few.

  1. Everywhere
  2. Long Drive
  3. Love Is Still The Answer
  4. Lucky
  5. Quiet
  6. Three Things

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Jim Croce Section

An artists we lost in a plane crash back in 1973 along with his guitarist, Jim Croce left us with some awesome numbers for the acoustic guitar.

  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 Got A Name
  9. I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
  10. Lovers Cross
  11. One Less Set Of Footsteps
  12. Operator
  13. Photographs And Memories
  14. Roller Derby Queen
  15. Speedball Tucker
  16. The Hard Way Every Time
  17. Thursday
  18. Time In A Bottle
  19. Walkin Back To Georgia
  20. Workin At The Carwash Blues

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Jimmy Buffett Section

Where do you put Jimmy Buffett? It's like this guy invented his own gerne over the years, but I think he belongs here. Or in a new category called "beachy".

  1. Banana Republic
  2. Barometer Soup
  3. Changes In Latitudes
  4. Cheeseburger In Paradise
  5. Coconut Telegraph
  6. Come Monday
  7. Cowboy In The Jungle
  8. Distantly In Love
  9. Frank & Lola
  10. Growing Older But Not Up
  11. Havana Daydreaming
  12. I Heard I Was In Town
  13. Livingston Saturday Night
  14. Lucky Stars
  15. Manana
  16. Margaritaville
  17. Migration
  18. My Head Hurts My Feet Stink ...
  19. Nautical Wheelers
  20. One Particular Harbour
  21. Pencil Thin Moustache
  22. Rue De La Guitare
  23. Sea Of Heartbreak
  24. Take Another Road
  25. The Weather Is Here Wish You Were Beautiful
  26. Tin Cup Chalice
  27. Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season
  28. We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About
  29. Who's The Blonde Stranger

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John Denver Section

I don't know what it is about plane crashes, but we also lost John Denver to one quite a few years ago. His body of work is also very respectable and inspiring.

  1. Annie's Song
  2. Baby You Look Go To Me Tonight
  3. Back Home Again
  4. Fly Away
  5. For Baby For Bobby
  6. Goodbye Again
  7. I'm Sorry
  8. Leaving On A Jet Plane
  9. Matthew
  10. Poem Prayers And Promises
  11. Rocky Mountain High
  12. Sunshine On My Shoulders
  13. Sweet Surrender
  14. Tenderly Calling
  15. This Old Guitar

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John Prine Section

Another great artists we lost in 2023 who left plenty of great songs for hopefully generations to come.

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

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Kenny Loggins Section

Kenny Loggins started out as a duo with artists Jim Messina and had success in that role before branching out as a solo artist. A few of both artists songs are listed below.

  1. Danny's Song
  2. Footloose
  3. Heartlight
  4. House On Pooh Corner
  5. Til The Ends Meet
  6. Watchin The River Run
  7. Your Mama Don't Dance

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Lyle Lovett Section

Ar artist once married to actress Julia Roberts, Lyle Lovett has his own fan base of followers and it's no surprise as some of his songs are very well produced. Here are a few.

  1. Bears
  2. If I Had A Boat
  3. In My Own Mind
  4. Private Conversation
  5. The Waltzing Fool

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Neil Young Section

A man who has had controversy thru the years as a member of CSNY, a battle with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Spotify, to dragging a 4 min song out in live concert to 15 min or more, ya gotta hand it to Neil Young. The man has talent and it shows thru in his emense body of work.

  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

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Paul Simon Section

paul simon songs
  1. 50 Ways To Leave Your Loves
  2. Diamonds On The Souls Of Her Shoes
  3. Duncan
  4. Father & Daughter
  5. Graceland
  6. Kodachrome
  7. Late In The Evening
  8. Lobe Me Like A Rock
  9. Me & Julio
  10. One Trick Pony
  11. Slip Slidin Away
  12. Train In The Distance

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Ray Lamontagne Section

Here are 5 numbers from Ray Lamontagne.

  1. Crazy
  2. For The Summer
  3. Before Your Time
  4. Shelter
  5. Such A Simple Thing

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Simon & Garfunkel Section

I've combined the duo's music along with some Paul Simon singles but there is no denying it that this duo was probably the most famous in the folk music field.

  1. America
  2. At The Zoo
  3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  4. Cecilia
  5. Feeling Groovy
  6. For Emily Wherever I May Find Her
  7. Homeward Bound
  8. Kathy's Song
  9. Mrs Robinson
  10. Richard Cord
  11. Scarborough Fair
  12. Sounds Of Silence
  13. The Boxer

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Steve Goodman Section

  1. The 20th Century Is Almost Over
  2. The Dutchman
  3. You Never Even Called Me By My Name
  4. You're The Girl I Love

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Tom Paxton Section

  1. I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  2. The Man Who Built The Bridges
  3. The Last Thing On My Mind

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Townes Van Zandt Section

I'm not sure if we would have heard much about the genius writing talents of Townes Van Zandt if it were not for Steve Earle praising this artist. We are thankful for knowing about his work.

  1. Be Here To Love Me
  2. Come Tomorrow
  3. Don't You Take It Too Bad
  4. If I Needed You
  5. Snake Mountain Blues
  6. Tecumseh Valley

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Woody Guthrie Section

  1. Baltimore To Washington
  2. Blowin Down The Road
  3. This Land Is Your Land

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Other Folk Artists

Here are the artists and their songs you'll find on the linked page below

  1. Arlo Guthrie - Last To Leave, Oklahoma Hills, St James Infirmary
  2. Avett Brothers - February 7, Laundry Room, Victims Of Life
  3. Blaze Foley - Clay Pigeons, If I Could Only Fly
  4. Damien Rice - Cannonball, One, Volcano
  5. Gilbert O'Sillivan - Alone Again Naturally, You Are You
  6. Gram Parsons - In My Hour Of Darkness, Sin City, Streets Of Baltimore
  7. Jack Johnson - Breakdown, Good People
  8. Jose Feliciano - Adios Amor- Chico And The Man, Hitchcock Railway
  9. M Ward - Vincent O'Brien
  10. Nickel Creek - Somebody More Like You
  11. Richard Thompson - Cooksferry Queen, The Mingulay Song, Shenandoah
  12. Seals & Crofts - Closer To You, Diamond Girl, King Of Nothing, Summer Breeze
  13. The Wood Brothers- Luckiest Man, Postcards From Hell
  14. more to come.... 

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Even More Folk Artists

Here are more folk artists and their song titles you can check out from the link below.

  1. Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky
  2. Badly Drawn Boy - The Time Of Times
  3. Billy Bragg - Bugeye Jim
  4. Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line
  5. Christopher Cross - Sailing
  6. City & Color - Fragile Bird
  7. Dave Loggins - Please Come To Boston
  8. David Francy - Torn Screen Door
  9. David Mallett - Pennsylvania Sunrise, Somewhere In Time
  10. David Olney - Stonewall
  11. Foy Vance - She Burns
  12. Hayden - When The Night Can And Took Us
  13. Iron & Wine - Call It Dreaming
  14. Jeff Tweedy - Gwendolyn, Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down 
  15. Jim Ford - I'll Be Ahead If I Can Quit While I'm Behind
  16. John Sebastian - Welcome Back
  17. Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
  18. Julian Lage - Keep Me From Blowing Away
  19. Keith Carradine - I'm Easy
  20. Ken Tobias - Every Bit Of Love
  21. Lord Huron - Ends Of The Earth
  22. Loudon Wainwright III - Dead Skunk
  23. Michael McDermott - Peace Love & Brilliant Colors
  24. Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright
  25. Noel Paul Stookey - Sebastian
  26. Paul Brady - Lake Pontchatrain
  27. Paul Carrick - Eyes Of Blue
  28. Peter Maffay - Josie
  29. R Dean Taylor - Indiana Wants Me
  30. Ron Sexsmith - Middle Of Love
  31. Sean Rowe - I'll Follow Your Trail
  32. Speeches - Walk Off The Earth
  33. TMTCH - The Colours
  34. Tim Buckley - Dolphins
  35. Uncle Tupelo - Wait Up
  36. Valdy - Yes I Can
  37. Will Kimborough - Goodnight Moon

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Last Folk Artists

Here are the songs from these artists:

  1. Bahamas - Already Yours, Be My Witness
  2. Citizen Cope - Sideways
  3. Coven - One Tin Soldier
  4. Elliott Smith - Waltz #2
  5. James Blunt - She's Beautiful
  6. Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
  7. Kitty Daisy & Lewis - Goin Up The Country, Messin Up My Mind
  8. Lloyd Cole - Famous Blue Raincoat, Perfect Blue
  9. Matthew Barber - Sleep Please Be With Me
  10. Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime, She Rowed
  11. Rodriguez - I Wonder
  12. Sammy Johns - Chevy Van

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