Songs By Gene Watson
On The Acoustic

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Gene Watson Guitar Cover Songs For The Acoustic Player

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Songs By Gene Watson
Chords, Lyrics, Rhythm Tips, Tutorials

1. Fourteen Carat Mind

Gene Watson only ever had one #1 hit song during his career and this was it.

Released back in 1981 from the album "Old Loves Never Die", Fourteen Carat Mind was a #1 for one week and stayed on the country charts for 15 weeks.

The Osbourne Brothers and Daniel Donato both covered this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Bm, G, D, A, A7, E7 
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2. I Don't Need A Thing At All

This song hails from Genes 1977 album "Gene Watson's Beautiful Country" and reached #4 in Canada and #8 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = E, B7, A, Gb, Db, Gbm
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3. I Got No Reason Now For Going Home

Written by Johnny Russell, who also wrote Act Naturally for Buck Owens, Gene Watson recorded this in 1984 as his first single from the album "Heartaches And Love And Stuff".

The song peaked at #7 on the US country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, D7, C, G6, Am
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4. Nothing Sure Looked Good On You

Gene Watson released his 1979 album called "Should I Come Home" and from it, this 2nd single which peaked at #4 on the charts in the US and #3 in Canada.

Alan Jackson also covered this song later in his career.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, F, G
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5. You're Out There Doin' What I'm Here Doin' Without

Gene almost had a 2nd #1 hit with this one when it was released as a single in 1983 from his album "Sometimes I Get Lucky" but had to settle for a #2 hit song.

Allen Frizzell and Bo Roberts co-wrote this one.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = you can play all downstrokes like a rock and roll song or play and up and down pattern as you see me play here
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, C
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