Old Country Guitar Songs

Welcome to this old country guitar songs page. Below are 5 old country tunes you can easily learn on the acoustic. I've included the song demos, free chord sheets, rhythm tips and if you need to purchase the full instructional lesson for a few buck or less, that link is provided also. Purchasing lessons in bulk (see right menu) saves you money.

Learn These Old Country Guitar Songs On The Acoustic

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1. Asleep At The Wheel - Along The Navajo Trail

This song was co-written by three writers back in 1945 and was also the title song of a Roy Rogers film of the same name. Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters recorded the song in 1945 and charted.

Asleep At The Wheel recorded this song, but I'm not sure which album you can find it on. The group never released this one as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning =  No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, C7, F, G7, Fm, Em, B7

2. Atlanta - Blue Side Of The Gray

This song appeared on the bands 2nd album called "Atlanta". It was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = 
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = D, A/Db, G, A7, D/E, Em, G7, Gbm, A+, Am, D7 

3. Bertie Higgins - Casablanca

In 1981-1982, Bertie Higgins recorded an album called "Just Another Day In Paradise" which released the title song, Casablanca and Key Largo as singles.  Casablanca did not chart in the US but did well in the Pacific Rim countries. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat - for the ch you can use a down stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am, Dm, G, E7, Cmaj7

4. Asleep At The Wheel - I'm An Old Cowhand

Bing Crosby starred in this 1936 film called "Rhythm On The Range" and this song was the lead track from the film sung by Bing himself. He also recorded the song years later in 1954 for another album. Artists such as Harry Connick Jr, Bobby Darin, Tex Rider and more have recorded a version of this song. It's one of those old country guitar songs that's enjoyable to play.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat and then implement some waking bass with a steady up and down
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Dm, G, C, Am, Em, Dm7, G7

5. Bertie Higgins - Key Largo

Key Largo was a #1 hit for Bertie Higgins and was his only #1 hit in the US back in 1981 with the release of his first album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up as you move through the chords ... in the ch you'll use a root up down up root down up down up as the latter part speeds up with a quick shuffle 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Am, C, D, D7, D/Gb, Em, Am7, Cmaj7, Bm

Thanks for dropping by my Old Country Guitar Songs page and I hope you found the info here useful.

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