Rodney Crowell Songs
On The Acoustic
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Rodney Crowell Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Here on this Rodney Crowell songs page you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in pdf. format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.


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Rodney Crowell Songs
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Famous Last Words Of A Fool

This song is a track from Rodney Crowell's 2014 album entitled "Tarpaper Sky". The song however was not released as a single from the album. As a matter of fact, there were no songs released as singles from this album. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 7th fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up .. and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Gmaj7, G#maj, G6, Am7/G, G, Am7, Gadd11

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I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried

In 1988 the album "Diamonds And Dirt" was released and from it spawned this 2nd single and a #1 hit on the country charts for Rodney Crowell. The song was written by Crowell and was his very first #1 hit song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up down up down up with some walking bass
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, F, G, Gaug/D, Am

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Leavin' Louisiana In The Broad Daylight

Rodney Crowell co-wrote this song with Donivan Cowart back in the 1970's and because Rodney was playing in Emmylou Harris's band, she decided to record the song in 1978. A year later The Oak Ridge Boys released their version which went to #1. The song was also featured by The Band in a 1981 episode of The Dukes Of Hazzard. Oddly enough, Crowell himself never released the song as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, Em, D 

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Many A Long And Lonesome Highway

In 1989 Crowell released his "Keys To The Highway" album and this single hit the airwaves and peaked at #3. It was co-written with Will Jennings. The song did reach #1 in Canada on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, G, Bm, Em, Gbm

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