Lobo Songs
On The Acoustic

Lobo Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my best of Lobo songs on the acoustic guitar page where you'll find a collection of Lobo numbers you can easily learn. View the free demos and download any of the chord sheets in .pdf format you require.

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Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend
How Can I Tell Her
I'd Love You To Want Me
Me & You & A Dog Named Boo
Rings | Stoney

Lobo Songs On The Acoustic
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1. Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend

Depending on which chart you look at this one from Lobo was a #8 on Billboard but a #1 on the Easy Listening charts in 1972.

This album was a monster for Lobo is it produced four #1 hits for the Easy Listening charts. Try doing that today. 

The song can be found on the album "Of A Simple Man".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a down up down up with some arpeggio bass notes and some hammer-ons blended in
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Em, A7sus, A7, G, A, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, D/Gb
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2. How Can I Tell Her

This song hails from the Calumet album from 1973 and peaked at #22 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart and made it to #4 on the Easy Listening chart.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a bit of arpeggio in the beginning and then a root up down up root up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, Em, A7, G, Gbm, A, Bm
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3. I'd Love You To Want Me

This song was Lobo's highest charting song globally reaching #1 in several countries. On it's initial release it failed to chart in the UK, but two years later the song was re-released and it peaked at #5.

Liza Minnelli covered the song as did several international artists. 

The song is off of his 1972 album "Of A Simple Man" which was his 2nd album.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Am, C, D
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4. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo

In 1971 Lobo released his debut album and this song was a single from that album "Introducing Lobo". He was trying to write song with the phrase "you and me" in it, but then decided to flip it to "me and you".

And while contemplating what else to write, his German Shepard dog named Boo began staring at him thru the glass doors from the backyard and a song was born. The song was his 2nd most successful behind I'd Love You To Want Me.   

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = a steady down up down up
  • Picking = No but a few riffs blended in
  • Chords = D, G, A, C
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5. Rings

Eddie Reeves and Alex Harvey who worked at United Artists Music,  co-wrote this for a friends wedding. As fate would have it, copies of the version got around and eventually was recorded by several artists including Cymarron out of Memphis, country artists Tompal & The Glaser Brothers as well as Lonnie Mack.

Lobo in released his version in1974 and it peaked at #43 on Billboard. The song hails from his "Just A Singer" album. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat or you can use a steady shuffle pattern
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, F, G, Am, Am/G
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6. Stoney

This song hails from the 1973 album Calumet but Lobo never released this song as a single.

"There Ain't No Way",  "How Can I Tell Her" and "It Sure Took A Long Long Time" were the singles chosen for release.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret = original key
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, C
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Thank you for dropping by my Lobo songs on the acoustic page and I hope the info found here was useful in helping you play Lobo music on the guitar.

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