Kathy Mattea Songs
On The Acoustic

Here on this Kathy Mattea songs page you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets.

Kathy Mattea Songs - Tutorials

1. Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses

This song was the 2nd single from her 1988 album "Untasted Honey" and peaked at #1 on the country charts. She had two number ones from this album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, Cmaj7, D, Em, A7, D/Gb, Am, 

2. Come From The Heart

Willow In The Wind was the 5th album for Kathy Mattea when it was released back in 1989 and it spawned this single. Come From The Heart was co-written by Guy Clark's wife Suzanna with Richard Leigh. Mattea got a #1 hit in both Canada and the US with her version. Todd Snider and Rosanna Cash also did a duet of the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = 
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = C, F, G, Am

3. Life As We Knew It

From the same album as the song listed above, this was the last single from the Untasted Honey album but did well on the charts peaking at #4.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up - root down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, Em, A7, A, D7

4. Lonesome Standard Time

this song hails from Kathy Mattea's 4th album Lonesome Standard Time and the single from the album peaked at #11.

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

5. Love At The Five And Dime

Nanci Griffith wrote this song and recorded her version in 1986. Kathy Mattea was just coming onto the music scene with her first album "Walk The Way The Wind Blows" and decided to not only cut this song, but put it out as a single. It became her first hit song reaching #3 on the US country charts. Don Williams also joined Kathy to sing harmony on this track.

Griffith went on to re-record the song with Darius Rucker in 1999.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No but her version has a capo and in a different key
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, F, Dm, G
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