Guy Clark Stuff That Works
On The Acoustic

Here on this Guy Clark Stuff That Works page is an acoustic demo, some rhythm tips, a free pdf, a guy Clark video clip, and a purchase link to my full acoustic lesson.

Guy Clark Stuff That Works
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

This song hails from the 1995 album entitled "Dublin Blues" which featured musicians such as Sam Bush, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Kathy Mattea just to name a few. The 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, G, ,G7 

Guy Clark 
Stuff That Works Lyrics

I got an ol' blue shirt and it suits me just fine
I like the way it feels so I wear it all the time
I got an old guitar it won't ever stay in tune
I like the way it sounds in a dark and empty room

I got an ol' pair of boots and they fit just right
I can work all day and I can dance all night
I got an ol' used car and it runs just like a top
I get the feelin' it ain't ever gonna stop

Stuff that works - stuff that holds up
The kind of stuff you don' hang on the wall
Stuff that' real - stuff you feel
The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall

I got a pretty good friend who' seen me at my worst
He can' tell if I'm a blessing or a curse
But he always shows up when the chips are down

That's the kind of stuff I like to be around
Stuff that works - stuff that holds up
The kind of stuff you don' hang on the wall
Stuff that' real - stuff you feel
The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall

I got a woman I love she's crazy and paints like God
She's got a playground sense of justice she won' take odds
I got a tattoo with her name right through my soul
I think everything she touches turns to gold

Stuff that works - stuff that holds up
The kind of stuff you don' hang on the wall
Stuff that' real - stuff you feel
The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall

Stuff that works - stuff that holds up
The kind of stuff you don' hang on the wall
Stuff that' real - stuff you feel
The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall

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