Fun Folk Songs To Sing 
Vol 2
On The Acoustic

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This page is page 2 of some of the most popular folk songs you can learn on the acoustic.  See the link below for the first section of folk songs.

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Fun Folk Songs To Sing
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1. Keith Carradine

I'm Easy was written by Carradine for the 1975 movie "Nashville".

The song reached #17 on Billboards Hot 100, won an Academy Award for best song and also won a Golden Globe.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, Dm, G, Cmaj7, Fmaj7, Em
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2. Lord Huron

Ends Of The Earth was a song recorded in 2012 for Lord Huron's album "Lonesome Dreams".

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root down up down up and repeat .. and then some quick shuffle strumming
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, Bm, G
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3. Nathaniel Rateliff

And It's Still Alright hails from the album of the same name which was released in 2020, his first since 2013.

This song peaked at #33 on the US Rock charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, Am, F, G 
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4. Noel Paul Stookey

Sebastian is a song released in 1971 after the breakup of Peter, Paul and Mary. There is an album of 5 songs out there called "Paul And" which contains this track.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root 2-3 up down up works best for this one
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: - G, Am, D, C, C/G, G/F, G/E, Cm, Eb6, Gdim, Am7, D/Gb, E7, Gmaj7
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5. Paul Carrack

Eyes Of Blue reached #40 in the UK and #24 in the US for Paul Carrack back in 1996-97.

The song is on the 1995 album "Blue Views".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No for original
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, Am, F, G, D3, Cm, G#, A#, D#
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6. Peter Maffay

Josie is a song written by Dion and was recorded by German artist Peter Maffay. He released an album of the same name back in 1975. I'm not sure if this was ever a single or not.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, F, Am, G6
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7. R Dean Taylor

Indiana Wants Me was written by Canadian artist R. Dean Taylor and was a top 10 in both Canada and the US in 1970.

This one can be found on his album "I Think Therefore I Am".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, C, D, G6, Em, E7, A7, F, Am, D7
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8. Ron Sexsmith

Middle Of Love is a track from Ron's 2011 album "Long Player Late Bloomer".

To my knowledge this song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret original
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up up up down up down up  and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: B7, Em, F, C, A7, D7, G, Am
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9. Sean Rowe

I'll Follow Your Trail is a track from the 2017 album "New Lore".

this song was not released as a single but does have a music video online.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, D/Db, D/B, A7sus, A7, G, D/Gb, Em, D/F
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10. The Men They Couldn't Hang

The Colours is a track from the bands 1988 album "Waiting For Bonaparte". 

The song was a popular concert tune but I'm not sure if it was ever a single release.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A
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11. Tim Buckley

Dolphins can be found on Tim's 1970 album "Sefronia".

I'm not sure if the song was ever released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, G7, Am, D7, G#
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12. Uncle Tupelo

Wait Up was never released as a single to my knowledge.

The track is from the album titled "March 16-20, 1992".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat in a fast pace
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: A, A/B, D
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13. Valdy

Yes I Can was a single release back in 1976 and peaked at #12 in Canada.

The track hails from the album "Valdy And The Hometown Band".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, Am, F, Dm, G, A7sus, Em
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14. Walk Off The Earth

Speeches was never released as a single.

It appears on the bands 2013 album "R.E.V.O".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat in a fast pace - be ready for a slow down
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Am, C, G, Dm, F, Am/C, Am/B, Am/G
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15. Will Kimbrough

Goodnight Moon is a track from the 2000 album by Will called "This".

To my knowledge the song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D7, G, D, Em, C, Am, D7sus
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