Rod Stewart Songs
On The Acoustic

Rod Stewart Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Here on this Rod Stewart songs page you'll find a collection of full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format and some rhythm tips on playing each song.

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Rod Stewart Songs - Tutorials

1. I Don't Want To Talk About It

Neil Young's Crazy Horse Band first released this song back in 1971. It was written by Danny Whitten, a member of Crazy Horse at that time. Cover versions of the song may the song popular over the years including the Rod Stewart version released from his "Atlantic Crossing" album from 1988. An updated version of the song became a #1 for Rod Stewart and has served him well over the years.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am, D, G, C, D/Gb, Em, Dsus
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2. Some Guys Have All The Luck

Jeff Fortgang wrote this song and in 1973 it became a top 40 hit for the group "The Persuaders"peaking at #39. In 1984 Rod Stewart released his version and had a #10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up - to start - then - down down down up - down down down up and continue
  • Picking = a little
  • Chords = D, Bm, Em, C, A7sus, A7, A, G
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3. The First Cut Is The Deepest

Cat Stevens must of had a huge grin on his face after he wrote this song, unless of course he didn't realize that six different artists would have hits with his song over the years. Those artists included, P.P. Arnold in 1967, Keith Hampshire in 1973, Rod Stewart on 1977, Dawn Penn in 1994, Papa Dee in 1995 and Sheryl Crow in 2003.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = some arpeggio in the beginning and then down down up down up -   down down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D, E
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4. The Killing Of Georgie

Rod Stewart wrote this song in 1976 and scored a #2 hit in the UK. The song was written with an uptempo Part I and a more sombre Part II

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat this pattern
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = G, Gmaj7, C, G, Dm, A#, Csus, (F-Fm optional ending)
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5. They Can't Take That Away From Me

This song was written back in 1937 by George Gershwin. Rod Stewart did an album in 2002 of Pop Standards and this song made it onto that album. The song was released as a single and made in onto the Adult Contemporary chart peaking at #27.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down as you move thru the chords.
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, F, Eb, D7, Edim, Am7, Am7/B, Am7,G7, Gb, Bm, E7, A7, Gmaj7
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Thank you for visiting my Rod Stewart songs page and with a demo video, free chord sheets and some tips on playing various songs by Rod Stewart, I hope this info was helpful. 

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