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Guy Clark Stuff That Works & More
On The Acoustic

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Thanks for stopping by my Guy Clark Stuff That Works page. Below are several great Guy Clark songs you can easily learn on the acoustic. View my demos and download the free .pdf chord sheets.

I've included Guy Clark album covers so you know where each song originated. If you need or want to purchase the full lesson, it's available for a few bucks or less with a bulk purchase.


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Guy Clark Stuff That Works & More
Lyrics, Chords, Demos & Tutorials

1. Desperados Waiting For A Train

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Desperados Waiting For A Train was recorded by several artists including Jerry Jee Walker, David Allan Coe and Tom Rush before Guy recorded his own version in 1975 for his debut album Old No 1.

Guy Clark never released this song as a single but The Highwaymen did in 1985 and had a #15 with their version in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down up and repeat 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, C, A, Bm, Bm/A, G, D/Gb, Em, A/Gb, A7sus, A7
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2. Dublin Blues

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Dublin Blues is a song that hails from the album of the same name which was released back in the spring of 1995.

Guy Clark only ever released three singles in his entire career and this wasn't one of them.

Download my free Guy Clark Dublin Blues lyrics sheet below.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = downstrokes ... and down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A
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3. I Don't Love You That Much Do I

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I Don't You That Much Do I can be found on the 1992 album "Boats To Build".

As I mentioned on this page, none of the songs on this page were ever released as a single but this is a great tune to learn on the acoustic.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D

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4. LA Freeway

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LA Freeway is from the 1975 album by Guy Clark called "Old No. 1" and was written by him in 1970 when he re-located to Nashville from California.

Jerry Jeff Walker recorded a version a few years before Guy in 1972 and Steve Earle also recorded his version of this song.

Download the free Guy Clark La Freeway lyrics sheet below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = yes within the rhythm
  • Chords = G, C, D, D/Gb, D7  
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5. My Favorite Picture Of You

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My Favorite Picture Of You is a track from the album of the same name that was released back in 2013.

The song was never released as a single but the album did win best Grammy Folk Album in 2014.


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6. Stuff That Works

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Stuff That Works is a song found on the Guy Clark Debut album "Old No. 1" from 1975.

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, F, G7
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7. The Cape

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The Cape is a track you'll find on the 1995 album "Dublin Blues" album.

This track was never released as a single.

Download The Cape Guy Clark lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes built in around the chords
  • Chords = C, G6, Am, G, F
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Thanks for stopping by my Guy Clark Stuff That Works page for the acoustic guitar and I hope you found the info here useful in helping you learning the best Guy Clark songs on acoustic. 


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