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Welcome to my Rock N Roll artists page featuring some rock artists I have covered on the acoustic guitar.  There are free demos, chord sheets and some rhythm tips here.

If you need a full lesson tutorial for any song on the site they are available for a small fee .. see pricing listed above.


Artists on this page:
Andrew Bird - Abdrew Gold
Andy Taylor - Beck
Billy Mann - Bob Welch
Bruce Hornsby - Bryan Ferry
Chris Cornell - Chris Thompson
Citizen Cope - Daughtry
Dave Mason - David Gray
Don Felder
Donnie Iris - Edwin McCain
Elliott Smith - Gary Moore
Greg Kihn - Les Emmerson
Robbie Williams - Steve Forbert

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1. Ah Leah - Donnie Iris

ah leah donnie iris

Ah Leah hails from the 1980 album "Back On The Streets". The song was originally going to be an anti-war song but when that lead to a dead end, writers Mark Avsec and Donnie Iris turned it into a love song.

The song reached #6 in Canada and #19 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = main downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, C, G, E, D, Em
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2. All Of You - Don Felder

all of you don felder

All Of You is actually part of the soundtrack from the 1981 movie "Heavy Metal".

To my knowledge the song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat will work - you'll also use downstrokes and a down up down up pattern - have a few riffs throughout
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Em, A, G
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3. Babylon - David Gray

babylon david gray

Babylon was released back in 1999 and was David Gray's 2nd single from his album entitled "White Ladder".

The song hit #1 in the US and was a top 10 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = steady up and down shuffle
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, A, Em, A7sus, A7, Gbm, Dmaj7
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4. Battleships - Daughtry

battleships daughtry

Battleships was a single released in 2014 by Chris Daughtry from his album "Baptized".

The song peaked at #20 in the US and #37 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret for original key - I'm on the 3rd
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, Fmaj7, G
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5. Control Of Me - Les Emmerson

Control Of Me is a solo song from Les Emmerson in 1972 and was released in 1973, reaching #5 in Canada and #51 on the Hot 100 in the US.

There is no indication the song ever appeared on an album.

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6. Couldn't Love You More - Edwin McCain

couldnt love you more edwin mccain

Couldn't Love You More ... can be found on the 2004 album called "Scream And Whisper".

I don't believe this song was ever released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = 1-2-3- up up down up  (1,2,3 being arpeggio notes)
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Gbm, E, D, Bm, Asus2, Esus, A/Gb
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7. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - Beck

everybodys got to learn sometime beck

Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime was written in about 15 minutes by James Warren from the British group The Korgis. The scored a #5 on the UK charts and a #18 in the US. Several artists 

have covered this song including Beck, who released his version in 2004 from the album "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind". But Beck's version did not chart.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret 
  • Rhythm = downstrokes and then a down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Gbm, Dmaj7/D#, Dmaj7, C7#sus, C7#, Bm, Esus, E, Dbm, D, A , A/Eb
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8. Faithless Ghost -  Andrew Bird

faithless ghost andrew bird

Faithless Ghost is a track from Andrew's 2022 album Inside Problems.

There were three singles released from the album but this song was not one of them.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up
  • Picking = a few riffs
  • Chords = Am, F, C, Dm, E7, G
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9. If You Remember Me - Chris Thompson

if you remember me chris thompson

If You Remember Me was written by Thompson after he left Manfred Mann and formed the group "Night" in 1979. The song reached #17 in the US.

The song was in the film "The Champ" which was remade in 1979.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up and repeat will work
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, D/Gb, G, Gm, Bm, Em, A7sus, A7, A, Gb, Gbm, E
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10. Killed By A Flower - Billy Mann

killed by a flower billy mann

Killed By A Flower is off of Billy Mann's first album titled "Billy Mann".

The song was never released as a single to my knowledge.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 7th fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, A, C, Bm, Am7, A7, G6, Am, D/Gb
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11. Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold

lonely boy andrew gold

Lonely Boy was a big song for Andrew Gold when it was released back in 1977. It reached #7 in both the US and Canada, hit #11 in the UK and reached #32 in Australia.

The track is from his 1976 album, "What's Wrong With This Picture". It was also used in several films including Boogie nights, The Waterboys and The Nice Guys.


  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = mainly downstrokes - few places use some arpeggio
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A/Db, D, E/Ab, A, Gbm, E6, C7#sus, C#7, Abm7, C#m, Am/Gb, B7sus, B7, Esus, E, Dmaj7, B 
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12. Nothing Compares To You - Chris Cornell

nothing compare 2 u chris cornell

Nothing Compares 2 U is a song written by Prince and originally recorded by his side project, The Family, in 1985. However, the most well-known version of the song was later recorded by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor in 1990, and it became a massive hit.

The song gained widespread fame when Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor covered it for her second album, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got," released in 1990. O'Connor's emotional and powerful rendition propelled the song to become a global hit.

Chris Cornell, known for his distinct and powerful vocals, performed a cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" during his live shows. His interpretation of the song showcased his ability to convey emotion through his voice. His cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U" can be seen as a tribute to Prince, who had originally written the song. Both Cornell and Prince were influential figures in the music industry, and covering the song could be seen as a way for Cornell to pay homage to Prince's musical legacy.

Chris Cornell's performances of "Nothing Compares 2 U" were often met with praise from audiences, who appreciated his take on the iconic song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G6, Am, D, G, E7, A#, F, Em
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13. Old Before I Die - Robbie Williams

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14. Over The Hills And Far Away - Gary Moore

over the hills and far away gary moore

Over The Hills And Far Away

is a song recorded by Gary Moore, originally released as the title track of his 1986 album "Wild Frontier"which marked a notable phase in his career as he explored a Celtic and folk-infused rock sound.

The song "Over the Hills and Far Away" was written by Gary Moore himself. It showcases his ability to blend rock elements with a folk-inspired melody and atmosphere. In this song, Moore combined his distinctive guitar playing with Celtic influences, creating a unique sonic landscape that captures the spirit of adventure and exploration.

The lyrics of "Over the Hills and Far Away" evoke a sense of longing and adventure, reflecting the idea of setting out on a journey to unknown horizons. The title itself conjures images of distant lands and uncharted territories.

As with many of Gary Moore's songs, the guitar work in "Over the Hills and Far Away" is a highlight. His emotive and expressive guitar playing adds depth and emotion to the song.

While not a major commercial hit, the song received positive attention and contributed to the success of the "Wild Frontier" album.

"Over the Hills and Far Away" remains one of Gary Moore's well-regarded tracks and is often cited as a representation of his ability to fuse rock with Celtic and folk influences.

The song reached #20 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Em, G, C, D, A, E, Gbm
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15. Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

romeos tune steve forbert

Romeos Tune is one of Steve Forbert's most popular and enduring songs and was released as a single from Steve Forbert's album "Jackrabbit Slim" in 1979. The album marked a significant point in Forbert's career, gaining attention for its folk and rock influences.

The track was written by Steve Forbert himself and features a catchy and melodic acoustic guitar riff, harmonica accents, and Forbert's distinctively soulful and emotive vocals.

"Romeo's Tune" became a commercial success, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Its radio-friendly sound and relatable lyrics contributed to its chart position.

The lyrics of "Romeo's Tune" depict a romantic longing and optimism, capturing the narrator's feelings of love and desire. The song's title refers to the idea of a "tune" that symbolizes love and passion.

"Romeo's Tune" remains one of Steve Forbert's most beloved and recognizable songs. Its catchy melody, heartfelt lyrics, and Forbert's emotive delivery have solidified its place as a classic of the folk-pop genre The song is often cited as a representation of Steve Forbert's musical style and songwriting prowess. It has been featured in films, TV shows, and commercials, contributing to its presence in popular culture.

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16. Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch

sentimental lady bob welch

Sentimental Lady is a popular song written by Bob Welch. It was originally recorded during his time with the band Fleetwood Mac and later re-recorded for his solo album. Here's some information about the song:

The track was first recorded by Fleetwood Mac for their 1972 album "Bare Trees." Bob Welch, who was a member of Fleetwood Mac at the time, wrote the song and sang lead vocals on the track. The Fleetwood Mac version features a mellow and melodic rock sound.

After leaving Fleetwood Mac and pursuing a solo career, Bob Welch re-recorded "Sentimental Lady" for his solo album "French Kiss," released in 1977. This version of the song is more polished and features a smoother production.

The re-recorded solo version of "Sentimental Lady" became a commercial success, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Its popularity on radio and its accessible melody contributed to its chart position.

"Sentimental Lady" is characterized by its gentle acoustic guitar intro, catchy chorus, and Welch's soothing vocals. The song's arrangement reflects a laid-back and nostalgic vibe.

The lyrics of "Sentimental Lady" convey a sense of nostalgia and longing for a past relationship. The song's narrator expresses his feelings of sentimentality and reflects on a love that has remained in his memories.

"Sentimental Lady" remains one of Bob Welch's most recognized and enduring songs. Its relatable theme and melodic charm have contributed to its lasting popularity.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Gbm, Em, Dmaj7, G, A, Bm, D
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17. Take It Easy - Andy Taylor

take it easy andy taylor

Take It Easy is a song by Andy Taylor, released as a single from his debut solo album "Thunder" in 1986. It was his first solo album after his time with Duran Duran and the Power Station.

The track was written by Andy Taylor himself. The song features a rock-infused sound with a catchy melody, showcasing Taylor's signature guitar work and his transition into a solo artist.

"Take It Easy" achieved moderate commercial success, reaching No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It also received airplay on rock and pop radio stations.

The lyrics of "Take It Easy" convey a message of resilience and encouragement. The song's theme encourages listeners to overcome challenges and take life in stride, embodying a positive and upbeat sentiment.

The song's music video features a stylish and energetic performance by Andy Taylor, capturing his transition from his Duran Duran and Power Station days to his solo career. "Take It Easy" is considered one of Andy Taylor's notable solo efforts and a representation of his rock-oriented solo sound. It remains a favorite among fans of his work.

The song was a part of Andy Taylor's live performances during his solo career, often showcasing his guitar skills and dynamic stage presence.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = mainly downstrokes but with some up strokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
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18. The Breakup Song - Greg Kihn

the breakup song greg kihn

The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" is one of Greg Kihn's most well-known and enduring songs and was released in 1981 as a single from Greg Kihn Band's album "Rockihnroll." The song's catchy and relatable lyrics quickly made it a hit.

The song was written by Greg Kihn and his longtime collaborator Steve Wright. Musically, "The Breakup Song" features a blend of rock, pop, and new wave influences, characterized by its upbeat tempo, memorable guitar riff, and infectious energy.

The lyrics of "The Breakup Song" humorously lament the lack of breakup songs being written at the time. The song's protagonist finds himself in the midst of a breakup and wishes he had a song to commiserate with, referencing classic breakup songs of the past.

"The Breakup Song" became a commercial success, reaching No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its relatable theme and catchy melody contributed to its chart position. The song's playful take on the breakup theme and its catchy chorus have made it a favorite among listeners. It remains a popular choice on classic rock radio stations and has been featured in various films, TV shows, and commercials.

The track is considered one of Greg Kihn's signature tracks and remains an enduring part of his discography. Its blend of rock and pop sensibilities captures the sound of the early 1980s.It was also a staple in Greg Kihn Band's live shows and is often met with enthusiastic audience participation. Its lively and energetic nature makes it a standout moment during performances.

"The Breakup Song" has been covered and referenced by various artists, further highlighting its influence and popularity.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up or downstrokes or both
  • Picking = riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords = Am, F, G, C, Dm
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19. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby

the way it is bruce hornsby

The Way It Is was released in 1986 as the title track of Bruce Hornsby and the Range's debut album of the same name. The album marked a significant moment in Hornsby's career and introduced his distinctive musical style to a wide audience.

The track was written by Bruce Hornsby himself. Hornsby is also the lead vocalist and pianist on the track, showcasing his intricate piano playing and emotive vocal delivery.

The song features a fusion of rock, pop, and jazz influences, characterized by its memorable piano riff, melodic hooks, and socially conscious lyrics.

"The Way It Is" addresses issues of social inequality, racial discrimination, and the need for positive change. The song's lyrics highlight the unfairness and challenges faced by marginalized communities and advocate for a more just and equal society and it achieved commercial success, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its crossover appeal and socially relevant message contributed to its chart-topping status.

The song's message and memorable melody have made it a timeless anthem that continues to resonate with listeners. Its themes of social justice and equality remain relevant, and the song has been embraced by subsequent generations.

The song's music video further highlighted its themes of racial inequality, featuring historical footage and scenes depicting various aspects of society.

"The Way It Is" has been covered, sampled, and referenced by numerous artists across different genres. Its impact on popular culture and its enduring popularity have solidified its status as one of Bruce Hornsby's signature songs and remains a staple in Bruce Hornsby's live shows. Its powerful message and dynamic musical arrangement make it a standout moment during his concerts.

The song received critical acclaim and earned Bruce Hornsby and the Range a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a steady up and down shuffle
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am, Em, D, C, G, F
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20. This Is Tomorrow - Bryan Ferry

this is tomorrow bryan ferry

This Is Tomorrow is a song by Bryan Ferry, from his second solo studio album "In Your Mind," released in 1977 which marked his second solo effort after his departure from the band Roxy Music. The album features a mix of rock, pop, and art rock elements.

The track was written by Bryan Ferry himself. The song features a catchy and upbeat musical arrangement, blending elements of rock, pop, and art rock. It is known for its energetic rhythm and infectious melody.

The lyrics of "This Is Tomorrow" convey a sense of optimism, celebration, and embracing the possibilities of the future. The song's title and lyrics suggest a forward-looking perspective, capturing the excitement of the present moment and the anticipation of what lies ahead.

While "This Is Tomorrow" wasn't a major commercial hit, it remains a fan-favorite and is often celebrated for its upbeat and danceable vibe. The song has endured as one of Bryan Ferry's popular songs. Its lively and positive nature has contributed to its lasting appeal among fans and listeners.

This Is Tomorrow has been performed by Bryan Ferry in his live shows over the years. Its energetic and catchy qualities make it a crowd-pleaser during concerts and the track has been featured in various cultural contexts and has been cited as a representation of Bryan Ferry's signature sound and style.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, E, D, Db, B7, B, Gb, D#
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21. Victim Of Love - Don Felder

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22. We Just Disagree - Dave Mason

we just disagree dave mason

We Just Disagree is a popular song by Dave Mason from his 1977 album "Let It Flow.

The song was released as a single from Dave Mason's fifth solo album, "Let It Flow," in 1977. The song became one of his most successful and enduring hits. "We Just Disagree" was written by Dave Mason himself. The song's lyrics explore themes of relationship discord and the realization that sometimes people simply have different perspectives or opinions.

The song features a mellow and melodic rock sound, with acoustic guitar and smooth vocals. The laid-back arrangement and catchy melody contributed to the song's broad appeal.

"We Just Disagree" achieved commercial success, reaching No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Its popularity on radio and its relatable theme contributed to its chart position.

The song remains one of Dave Mason's most recognizable and beloved hits. Its relatable lyrics and accessible musical style have made it a favorite among fans and a staple on classic rock radio stations.

The song has continued to be appreciated by new generations of listeners and has been covered by various artists over the years and has been featured in films, TV shows, and commercials, further contributing to its presence in popular culture.

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