How To Play Tragically Hip Songs 
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How To Play Tragically Hip Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my how to play Tragically Hip songs page available for the acoustic player to learn five popular Hip songs. View my acoustic demos below and if you'd like to purchase any full lesson video, that option is here also. Download the free chord sheets in .pdf format and check out my rhythm tips, song info and more.

How To Play Tragically Hip Songs - Tutorials

1. Bobcaygeon

This song, released on 1999, is considered the groups signature song. It's named after a town about 100 miles northeast of Toronto Ont Canada. Gord Downie said the song could really be about any small town. The song was used in The Trailer Park Boys theme song for "The Movie'. The song reached #3 on the Canadian Singles chart.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs
  • Chords = G, Am7, C, Bm, Em, D 
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2. Boots Or Hearts

This song hails from the 1990 album "Up To Here" and reached #41 on the charts when it was released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up and repeat with some riffs blended
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, C
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3. Looking For A Place To Happen

1992 saw the released of the album "Fully Completely" which spawned six singles, including this song. The album did well in Canada as expected but there is no info available on the charting status for each song. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down up and repeat there also downstrokes and some shuffle strumming
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Em, G, D, C, A, F
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4. Thugs

This song is from the 1994 album "Day For Night" but the song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = you can use a steady down up down up with a riff blended in and some downstrokes in places
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, A, C, E
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5. We'll Go Too

This is another song from the "Fully Completely" album but was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = up up down up down and repeat 
  • Picking = some riffs blended into the rhythm
  • Chords = E, Asus2, B
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