George Strait Songs On Guitar
For The Acoustic

George Strait Songs On Guitar For The Acoustic

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19 More George Strait Songs On Guitar

George Strait Songs On Guitar 
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1. Adalida

This was a #3 hit in the US and a #2 in Canada when it was released back in 1995.

The song can be found on the album "Lead On"


  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, C, D7
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2. Blue Clear Sky

This song was the title of the album by the same name which came out back in the spring of 1996.  The single from the album went to #1 on the country charts and the album itself won several industry awards as the best country album from 1996.

If the title seems backwards, it is because that title came from Forrest Gump. Even George asked Bob DiPiero, who co-wrote the song, about this odd title. But in the end they kept it as is instead of changing it to Clear Blue Sky.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = mainly all down strokes in a rock & roll type play
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, Bm
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3. Christmas Cookies

This song hails from George's album entitled A Country Christmas 1999. In 2002 Christmas Cookies was released and peaked at #33 on the country charts.

This song is still played during the holidays at Christmas on country radio at least as I heard this past 2021 holiday season several times on the radio.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = 
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = C, C7, F, Adim, G
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4. God And Country Music

As of Jan 2022, this was one of three last singles released by George Strait which was released back in 2019 from his album Honky Tonk Time Machine. The song reached #36 on the country charts. 

George Strait's last top 10 was back in 2012 and his last #1 was in 2008.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = arpeggio a few notes and play root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = just a riff
  • Chords = G, Em, C, D, Em, Am, G6
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5. He Must Have Hurt You Really Bad

This song came in as a request by a customer but as I discovered, it was never released as a single. The song can be found on the album It Just Comes Natural which was released back in 2006 and produced four singles, but not this one.

Give It Away and Wrapped were two big singles from this album along with the title track.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = use an arpeggio 1,2 up down up and repeat or a down down up down up 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C/G, Am7, G6, C, Em, Bm, D/Gb, Dsus, D
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6. I Can Still Make Cheyenne

This song was one of three #1 hits from this album by George Strait released back in 1996.

One of those classic George Strait song on guitar that every country musician should learn.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up or use a bit of arpeggio 1,2,3 up down up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, G, A7, A, Bm
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7. I Cross My Heart

A song from 1992, this one was the first single release from the album Pure Country and also appeared in the movie of the same name at the end.

It was a #1 hit for George Strait in both the US and Canada.

When the song became available as a digital download it racked up nearly a million downloads since 2015.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, D/Gb, G, A, Asus, Bm, Gbm, A7, Em, F, C
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8. I Just Wanna Dance With You

John Prine co-wrote this song with Roger Cook and was recorded by George Strait for his album One Step At A Time, which was released in 1998. George scored another #1 hit with this song which John Prine recorded back in 1986 and it also became a hit in 1992 for Daniel O'Donnell in the UK reaching #20.

A great tropical feel good song here from King George.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G7, F, C7
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9. I Saw God Today

This song is found on the 2008 Troubadour album and was released as a single back in 2008 at #19, which was George Strait's highest debut song.

Of course the song went on to become a country Billboard #1 hit and won the CMA single of the year for 2008.

This song was George Strait's 56th #1 hit.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = riffs within the rhythm
  • Chords = D, Bm, G, Em, A7, A7sus, D/Gb
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10. If It Wasn't For Texas

This song hails from the 2005 album Somewhere Down In Texas and this particular song was written by Guy Clark.

What was confusing me is that on the album the song is simply called "Texas" and the writers listed are Steven Dale Jones and Phillip White. So I'm not really sure about the actual song title or if Guy Clark wrote this one.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root up root up down and repeat
  • Picking = Yes a little
  • Chords = G, D/Gb, A7, D, A, Bm
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11. It Just Comes Natural

It Just Comes Natural is the title track from the album of the same name which came out back in 2006.

This was a #1 hit for George Strait in both the USA and Canada. Monster songs Give It Away and Wrapped were also from this album.

Merv Green and Jim Collins co-wrote this one.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down up and then a shuffle using down up 4 times and repeat and some downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Em, D, C, Adim
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12. Living For The Night

George Strait and his son Bubba co-wrote this one with Nashville writer Dean Dillon for the 2009 album Twang. The song was the lead single from that album.

There was also a music video for the song showing George performing it in concert. The song eventually made it to the #2 position in the U and #4 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = use a shuffle down down up down up down down up down down and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, Em7, F, G, Fmaj7, Am, G/E
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13. Love Without End Amen

This song came out in 1990 from the "Livin' It Up" album. Of all the George Strait hit songs over the years, most spent only one week at the top of the country charts. But this one spend a whopping 5 weeks tie-ing a record set by Dolly Parton 13 years earlier in 1977.

The song also reached #1 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, G, A7, B7, E
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14. Nobody In His Right Mind

If you see the writer Dean Dillon in several areas of this George Strait section it's because Dean has written several songs that George Strait has recorded, and this is another one. Dillon himself recorded and released the song in 1980 and reached #25.

But George Strait added his magic to the song in 1986 and took it to #1 in the US and Canada. The song is found on the #7 album. Keith Whitley recorded a version in 1985, but never released is as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Bm, G, A, Bm/A, A7sus, A7, Gmaj7
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15. Ocean Front Property

This is another song Dean Dillon was a co-writer on in 1987 and scored another #1 hit for George Strait in both the US and Canada. It was also the name of the album which set a record at the time being the first Country album to debut at #1 on Billboards Top Country Albums chart. 

Of course Arizona is a landlocked state with no body of water next to it so the writers used is as a play on words with the line "Ocean front property in Arizona, from my front porch you can see the sea.".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Gmaj7, G, A, A7
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16. Run

See the link below for my George Strait Run guitar lesson.

From the album "The Road Less Traveled" from 2001, this song made a run for the #1 spot both in the fall of 2001 but was blocked by a song from Toby Keith. Then in Jan 2002 is was blocked by the Alan  Jackson song about 911. So both times George Strait ended up with a #2 hit song.

It also crossed over onto the Billboard Hot 100 charts making it a crossover hit song. The George Strait Run guitar chords are below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up and repeat in verse and a down down up down up down up in the ch 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Em7, Gmaj7, A7sus, A7, A6, Bm, Gbm, G, A, D
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17. The Chair

Hank Cochran is another writer who's fingerprints are on several George Strait songs and this one he co-wrote with Dean Dillon. It was the lead single from the 1985 album "Something Special".

A #1 hit in both the US and Canada , the song is unique in the fact that there is no chorus.

And the two writers, who had been writing all day and about to pack it in, came up with the line "Excuse me but I think you've got my chair" and twenty minutes later, the song was complete. Not a bad payday for 20 minutes work right? A music video was also created to help promote the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up
  • Picking = a few riffs
  • Chords = G, Am, D, D7, C, G6, Ddim, D/Gb, Em
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18. The Fireman

This song has an up tempo beat and came out in 1985 from the album "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind".

The song was a #10 hit in Canada and a #5 hit in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up up down up and repeat or a down up down up will work
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, E, D7, E7, 
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19. Unwound

One could say this was the song that started it all for George Strait and again from the pen of Dean Dillon and Frank Dycus. Released in 1981 it was his debut career single from the album Strait Country. It never reached #1 but it did make it to #6. And that will draw radio play and exposure, which of course it sure did.

The song was actually written for Johnny Paycheck, but he was in jail at the time. So Blake Mervis managed to get the song for George. And since then, Dean Dillon has helped write more than 40 George Strait songs. Imagine if Paycheck was not in jail that day.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, E, D
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20. Write This Down

In 1999 George Strait released the album "Always Never The Same" and with it this song as the 2nd single.

It was the 35th #1 country song from George Strait and crossed over to #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song also hit #1 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, A, C, D, D7, A7, Bm
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