Shenandoah Band Songs
On The Acoustic

Shenandoah Band Songs For The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to this Shenandoah Band songs page where you'll find several Shenandoah acoustic demos, free chord sheets and purchase options for full lessons.

I'll be adding to this list over the next several months as this group has many awesome songs for the acoustic guitar player.

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The Church On Cumberland | Ghost In This House
If Only | Next To You Next To me
See If I Care
Sunday In The South | The Moon Over Georgia
The Road Not Taken | Two Dozen Roses

A Girl Walks In

Shenandoah Band Songs
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1. Church On Cumberland Road

This song for the Shenandoah band Church On Cumberland Road, was their first #1 hit when it was released back in 1989.

Apparently, when Rascal Flatts was forming as a group, this was the song they sang to work on their harmonies.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, E, A, B
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2. Ghost In This House

This song Ghost In This House is from the Extra Mile album of 1990 and was released as single back in Sept of 1990. The song peaked at #5 in the US and #2 in Canada.

Alison Krauss covered the song in 1999 and so did The Dixie Chicks.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: some arpeggio 1-2-3 up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No but riffs
  • Chords:D, G6, Bm, A7sus, A7, Em, G, Dmaj7
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3. If  Only

This one was recorded with country singer Ashley McBride for their album "Every Road" which was released in 2020.

It also featured several new artists such as Luke Bryan, Zac Brown, Cody Johnson and a few seasoned artists like Zac Brown, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little built into the rhythm
  • Chords: G, Am, C, D, G6
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4. Next To You Next To Me

This song was on the groups third album entitled "Extra Mile" which was release in the spring of 1990. It was the lead off single and hit #1 in both Canada and the US.

Rascal Flatts also covered this one as a bonus track from their 2012 changed album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: original key is capo 6th
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A7, A, E7
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5. See If I Care

This song See If I Care came from the same album as Church On Cumberland Road and was the 5th single from the album.

This song peaked at #6 in the US and #5 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C/G, G, Cmaj7, D, G6, Am7, Bm, Dsus, D/Gb
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6. Sunday In The South

That album from 1989 entitled "The Road Not Taken" produced a second #1 hit with the release of this song Sunday In The South.

Many people have commented on the original version about the easy going relaxed days and the great Sunday memories this song re-kindles. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: this uses a shuffle in the verses and then a simple down up down up
  • Picking: No just a few riffs
  • Chords: G, C, D, Em, D7sus, D7
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7. The Moon Over Georgia

The band had a #9 hit on the country charts with this song when it was released back in the spring of 1991 and hails from their album "Extra Mile".

Country artist Larry Boone had recorded the song a year earlier.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: some arpeggio with a 1-2-3 up down up down up ... and then a root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: G, D/Gb, Em, C, Am, Dsus, D, B7, A7, Am7

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8. The Road Not Taken

The 2nd album from Shenandoah was entitled "The Road Not Taken" and had a track on there of the same name.

Strangely this song, The Road Not Taken, and the title of the album, wasn't released as a single. But they had 3 #1 hits from the album.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down down up and repeat with some arpeggio in places 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, D/Gb, Em, C, D, Am, Dsus, B7, A7, Am7
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9. Two Dozen Roses

As mentioned above, Two Dozen Roses was a #1 hit for the Shenandoah band from "The Road Not Taken" album and was written by Nashville songwriters Robert Byrne and Mac McAnally.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up 
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: G, Em, D, C, E, Gbm, A, A/B, A/Db
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More Shenandoah

1. A Girl Walks In - (Shenandoah/Shelton) -- Time 8:37
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Shenandoah Reunited

It's great to see this band performing once again. I'll add a link near the bottom of the page where you can catch up on their latest tour dates.

Shenandoah was very popular in the late 1980's and early 1990's and charted 26 singles, of which 5 went to #1.  Lawsuits over the bands name crippled them financially and by 1992, they were without a contract. by 1997, Shenandoah disbanded. 

Thanks for stopping by this Shenandoah Band songs page.

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Marty Talks About Past Problems

As 2014 rolled around, Marty Raybon re-joined the group with the only other original band member drummer Mike McGuire. In March 2019 Shenandoah released their new album "Reloaded" and have released a single called "Noise" but the song failed to chart.

Many people don't know that Marty battled alcohol and it's demons but quit smoking and drinking on the very same day. He spends much of his down time working with prison inmates.



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