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Welcome to my old time country music songs page where you'll find info and lessons covering several well known country artists.

Help yourself to the free pdf chord sheets, view some full demos and sample demos. If you require full tutorial lessons for these songs below, there is a purchase link for a small fee.

Deeper discounts available from the homepage menu. 

Artists on this page:
BJ Thomas - Charlie Daniels
David Allan Coe - Roger Miller

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Old Time Country Music
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1. Ain't That Fine - Roger Miller

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Ain't That Fine is a track that Roger Miller has on his 1965 studio album "The Return Of Roger Miller".

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret is original key
  • Rhythm = use a root up down up pattern and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, D
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2. Don't Worry Baby - BJ Thomas

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3. Drinking My Baby Goodbye - Charlie Daniels

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Drinking My Baby Goodbye was written by and released by Charlie Daniels in the spring of 1986 from his album "Me And The Boys".

The song peaked at #8 on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up with a steady beat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, G, B7, E 
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4. England Swings - Roger Miller

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England Swings was a #3 hit for Roger Miller in 1965 on the country charts. Miller did his own harmony on both the vocals and the whistling in the song.

Like other Roger Miller songs, this one also charted on other charts beside country.  The track can be found on his "Golden Hits" album.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, A7, G
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5. Home Where I Belong - BJ Thomas

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6. I Just Can't Help Believing - BJ Thomas

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7. I Need A Little Time Off For Bad Behaviour - David Allan Coe

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I Need A Little Time Off For Bad Behaviour was released back in 1987 from his album "A Matter Of Life And Death".

If peaked out at #34 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: just a few riffs
  • Chords: D, G, F, A#, C, A
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8. Jack Daniels If You Please - David Allan Coe

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Jack Daniels If You Please was one of three singles from his 1978 album "Human Emotions".

The song reached #72 on the US country charts. 

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, A7, D7, C
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9. King Of The Road - Roger Miller

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King Of The Road was written by Roger Miller and hails from the 1964 album "The Return Of Roger Miller". The song was a #1 hit song in several countries. The inspiration for the song came from a sign on the side of a barn that read "Trailers For Sale Or Rent".

George Jones, R.E.M, Dean Martin and many others have covered the song over the years. Roger Miller was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1995 but had died in 1992 at age 56 from lung and throat cancer. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
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10. Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels

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Long Haired Country Boy was released in 1974. The Charlie Daniels Band released their album "Fire On The Mountain" that year and with this single from that album.

The song was released in 1975 and again in 1980. On the first release it peaked at #56 and in 1980 it peaked at #27.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat with some riffs
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, C, G6, Am7
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11. Open Up Your Heart - Roger Miller

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Open Up Your Heart was one of three singled released in 1973 from the album "Dear Folks Sorry I Haven't Written Lately".

The song reached #14 on the US Country charts. Not to be confused with a Buck Owens song of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, D7
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12. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas

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13. Rock And Roll Lullaby

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14. Simple Man - Charlie Daniels

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Simple Man has the same name as the album where it hails from back in 1989.

The Charlie Daniels Band had a #12 hit with this release. 

Download the free Simple Man Charlie Daniels chords and lyrics sheet below.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret 
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat with some riffs blended in
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, C, G
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15. Still In Saigon - Charlie Daniels

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Still In Saigon was not written by Charlie Daniels but by Dan Daley and recorded by Charlie Daniels in 1982.

The song reached #22 on the country chart from their album "Windows".

Download the Charlie Daniels Still In Saigon free chords sheet below.  

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up in a steady play
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Bm, G, Em, Gm, G, A7, A7/A+, D/Gb
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16. The Ride - David Allan Coe

the ride guitar lesson

The Ride is a great story about David Allan Coe the ride hitchhiking and being picked up by Hank Williams Sr. The song is from his 1983 album "Castles In The Sand" and reached #4 in the US and #2 in Canada.

The album version leaves off the final spoken verse compared to the single release. Hank Williams Jr recorded this song before David Allan Coe and Tim McGraw also has a version.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: G, D, A, C, E
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17. Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love - BJ Thomas

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Thanks for stopping by this old time country music page and I hope the info here was helpful.


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