George Strait Pure Country
On The Acoustic

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19 More George Strait Songs On Guitar

A Fire I Can't Put Out
Amarillo By Morning - Blame It On Mexico
Carrying Your Love With Me
Check Yes Or No | Desperately
Drinkin Man | Easy Come Easy Go
Fool Hearted Memory
Give It Away
Heartland | I Gotta Get To You
It Ain't Cool | Seashores Of Old Mexico
Three Nails & A Cross | Troubadour | Where Have I Been All My Life
Wrapped | You'll Be There

George Strait Pure Country
Tutorials

1. A Fire I Can't Put Out

George Strait had a #1 hit back in 1983 with this single from his album "Strait From The Heart".

Other songs with this same album cover below are also found on this album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, A7, D, D7, Bm, A
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2. Amarillo By Morning

Terry Stafford and Paul Frasier co-wrote this song and Stafford recored it in 1973 and had a top 30 hit. This song was actually a B-side to a song called "Say Has Anybody Seen My Gypsy Rose", which was the A-Side when Staffed released the single in June of 73. By October, they realized Amarillo By Morning was getting more airplay, so they re-released the single and flipped sides, putting Amarillo By Morning on the A-Side. 

George Strait recorded the song in 1982 for his album "Strait From The Heart" and released the single in 1983, scoring a #4 hit on the country charts in the US and hit #1 in Canada.

Chris Ledoux also covered the song before George Strait back in 1975. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes 
  • Chords = D, Gbm, G, A7, Gmaj7, A, E, Abm, A, B7, Amaj7 
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3. Blame It On Mexico

This song was one of four songs recorded at the very beginning of George Strait's career, even before he had a recording contract way back in 1981. It was Feb, and George entered the Waxwork Recording Studio in Berry Hill Tennessee.

Unwound, Blame It On Mexico, Perfect Mind and Nobody In His Right Mind Would Have Left Her were recorded. Blame It On Mexico was recorded later in June of 1981.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up with a shuffle as you decend thru the chords. In the Ch there is a chop in the rhythm
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, G6, Am, Am/G, Fmaj7, Dm
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4. Carrying Your Love With Me

This song was the title of the 17th album released by George Strait in Apr of 1997.

This song was released in May and peaked at #1 on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = 3rd Fret 
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat with some riffs blended in
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, C, D/Gb, Em, Dsus, D7 (optional)
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5. Check Yes Or No

From his 1995 album, "Strait Out Of The Box", George scored another #1 hit with the release of this song in both Canada and the US.

There was a music video also for this song.

George Strait pure country for sure.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd Fret
  • Rhythm = you use a few chops to get this one going and then a root up down up root up down up or use a shuffle in the ch which is a root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riff and bass runs
  • Chords = D, A, G, Bm
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6. Desperately

This song was written by Texan Bruce Robison, brother of Charlie Robison.

George Strait put this number on his 2003 album Honkytonkville, and the song peaked at #6 in 2004 on the US Country charts.

One of those cool George Strait guitar songs to learn acoustically.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D, G, Em, A7 
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7. Drinkin' Man

George Strait co-wrote this tune with his son George Strait Jr (a.k.a. Bubba) and Dean Dillon, who wrote "Unwound" for George way back in 1981.

This song peaked at #37 on the country charts in 2012.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = use a steady shuffle with a down down up down up down up as you move thru the chords
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Asus4, A, Asus2, D, Esus, E, D/Gb
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8. Easy Come Easy Go

Dean Dillon has co-written several songs that George Strait recorded and this is another one. This was the lead single from the 1993 album of the same name and reached #1 on the country charts.

The song also crossed over onto the Billboard Hot 100 reaching #71 on that chart. 

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = verse is dn (mute dn up dn) up up dn up and repeat and dn up stop up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A7, Em, A7sus
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9. Fool Hearted Memory

Although George Strait has accumulated many #1 hits over the years, he had to start with his first, and this song was it from way back in 1982.

This song hails from his 2nd album as the first album did not product any #1 hits.

Some of these early songs are truly George Strait pure country at it's finest.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root dn root up dn up will work for this one.
  • Picking = Yes and song riffs
  • Chords = A, Amaj7, D, Esus, E, Bm, Dm
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10. Give It Away

This was the song that broke Conway Twitty's record of 40 No hits by becoming the #41st hit back in 2006 of George Strait pure country hits.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, G7
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11. Heartland

This song was a #1 for George Strait in 1993 and was also the soundtrack for the movie Pure Country. The song was the second single from the album.

George Strait starred in the film as Dusty Chandler about a small town country artist with big dreams.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = dn up dn up with a rock and roll strum
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords =D, G, A, Bm, C, Gb, E7
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12. I Gotta Get To You

Written by three writers in Nashville, this song hails from the 2010 George Strait album entitled "Twang".

The song reached #3 on the Billboard US Country Chart also at the time when his song Twang was also on the charts.

Some real George Strait pure country right here.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret 
  • Rhythm = root up down up bass up down up will work for this one
  • Picking = No but some quick bass runs
  • Chords = G, Am, D, G7, C, G6
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13. It Ain't Cool

Another Dean Dillon collaboration resulted in this one from 1986 and another #1 hit song. Only two singles were released from the album #7 and this was his 9th number one at the time.

Country artist Kenny Chesney also released a version in 2007 but only as a B-Side to his single Never Wanted Nothing More.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = dn strokes in the verse and root dn up dn up root up dn up in the ch 
  • Picking = Just a riff
  • Chords = G, D, A, A7sus, A7, Adim, Gbm, Em
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14. Seashores Of Old Mexico

Merle Haggard wrote this song and recorded his version in 1974 and again with Willie nelson in 1987.

Freddy Weller and hank Snow also did covers in the 1970's. Another great George Strait pure country tune.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up up down up and repeat as you move thru the chords
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, A/Db, Bm, A, Em, A7, Am7, D7, G 
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15. Three Nails And A Cross

This song hails from the "Here or A Good Time" album which was released in 2011.

George co-wrote this song with his son, Dean Dillon and Bobby Boyd.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up root down up down up
  • Picking = No - but a descending riff
  • Chords = G, Em, C, A7, D6, Am7, D, Em/Db, Em7 
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16. Troubadour

Troubadour was a single release back in 2008 from the album of the same name. Country singer Vince Gill sang backup vocals on the song which reached #7 on the country charts in the US and #3 in Canada. A music video was created for the single. 

Below you'll find my George Strait Troubadour guitar chords listed and as a free chord sheet. There is also a full George Strait troubadour guitar lesson available on video for a small fee. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret for original key
  • Rhythm = root dn dn up dn up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs
  • Chords = C, G, Em 
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17. Where Have I Been All My Life

This song can be found on the 2009 album entitled "Twang".

Some great George Strait pure country here.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret is original key
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Em, Gbm, D, Bm, A7sus, A7, Gb
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18. Wrapped

Song writer Bruce Robison (brother of Texan artist Charlie Robison) wrote and recorded his own version for this song. George Strait picked up the song for his album "It Just Come Natural" and had a #2 hit with his version.

Kelly Willis also covered the song. This is George Strait pure country for sure. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up .. or use a root down up bass up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Bm, G, A, E, Dbm, B7
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19. You'll Be There

This song was a #4 hit for George Strait pure country back in 2005 from his album "Somewhere Down In Texas".

The song was written by Cory Mayo. 

  • Drop D Tuning =  No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat ... blend in some a arpeggio
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, D/Gb, G, Asus, A, Bm, F
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