Songs By Toby Keith
On The Acoustic

Songs By Toby Keith On Guitar

Looking to learn songs by Toby Keith on the acoustic guitar? On this page I have several great Toby Keith songs you can easily learn with my free demos and chord sheets.

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Songs by Toby Keith
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1. As Good As I Once Was

As Good As I Once Was became one of Toby Keith's longest running #1 hits when it was released in the Spring of 2005. He co-wrote this with Scotty Emerick.

The song hails from the Honky Tonk University album. If you perform Toby Keith covers, thus one needs to be on your list.




  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A, E7, A/Db, Bm, C

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2. Beer For My Horses

Beer For My Horses was another collaboration by Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick for the 2003 album "Unleashed". Willie Nelson sang duet on this album and when the song hit #1, it was Willie's first since 1989 and made him the oldest man in country at age 70 to have a #1 song.

The music video for this track also won Video Of The Year in the country category.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st Fret = original key
  • Rhythm: downstrokes and the odd upstroke
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, D, E, Gbm, G



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3. Crash Here Tonight

Crash Here Tonight became another #15 single for Toby Keith in 2006 from the album "White Trash With Money".

This song was also featured in the movie "Broken Bridges" with Toby Keith and Burt Reynolds.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am7, D, G, D/Gm, Em, C, D7, Am, Dbm, Bm, E, A, A/Ab, Gbm



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4. Don't Let The Old Man In

Don't Let The Old Man In came about while sharing a golf cart with Clint Eastwood who was 88 at the time, Keith asked him where he gets his energy. Eastwood replied, "I just get up every morning and don't let the old man in".

And that hook inspired Keith to write this song, which Eastwood included at the end of the movie "The Mule". Keith was actually sick when he recorded it and was going to re-do it but Eastwood took it as is.


  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3- up down up down up where 1-2-3 are arpeggio notes in the chords
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, A7, A7sus, D7, E



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5. Dream Walkin

Dream Walkin was a 1998 #5 hit for Toby Keith and hails from the album of the same name.

The song reached #3 in Canada and was co-written with Chuck Cannon.


  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: downstrokes mainly
  • Picking: a few riffs in the  rhythm
  • Chords: D, A, Bm, G, Gb



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6. Honkytonk U

Honkytonk U is a dedication of sorts to Toby Keith's grandmother who owned a nightclub and young Toby would work til late and hang with the bands that played there.

The song hails from the album of the same name which was released in 2005. The song peaked at #8 in the US and #6 in Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: D, C, G, A, F, A#, E



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7. You Ain't Leaving Thank God Are Ya

You Ain't Leavin Thank God Are Ya hails from the Honkytonk U album of 2005. It was co-written with Scott Emerick and Dean Dillon.

This song was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: yes
  • Chords: A, A7, D, B7, E, Gbm



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