Songs By Waylon Jennings
On The Acoustic

Songs By Waylon Jennings

Here on this songs by Waylon Jennings page you'll find resources to help you learn several Waylon Jennings songs on the acoustic guitar. Download the free chord sheets in pdf format.

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Jun 15th, 1937 – Feb 13th, 2002 (aged 64)

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Songs By Waylon Jennings
Chords, Lyrics, Rhythm Tips, Tutorials


1. I've Always Been Crazy

I've Always Been Crazy is a track from Waylon's "Live In Austin Tx" album from 2006.

This song was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up  and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, D7

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2. Lonesome Orny And Mean

Lonesome Orny And Mean was not written by Waylon Jennings but by Steve Young. The song title was also the album title for his 1973 album.

This song was never released as a single to my knowledge.


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

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3. Luckenbach Texas

Luckenbach Texas was released as a single in 1977 from Waylon's album "Ol' Waylon".

The song was a #1 in both Canada and the US.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: G, C, D, D7, G7, Am, G6

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4. Rainy Day Woman

Rainy Day Woman is from the 1975 album "The Ramblin Man".

The song peaked at #2 in the US and #18 in Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A

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5. Rose In Paradise

Rose In Paradise was another #1 hit for Waylon when it hit the airwaves back in 1987.

This one can be found on the album "Hangin Tough" and reached the top in both the US and Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret = original key
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up 
  • Picking: Yes a little
  • Chords: D, C, G, Bm, A

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6. The Wurlitzer Prize

The Wurlitzer Prize was a collaboration recording with Willie Nelson and can be found on the album "Waylon & Willie".

This track was a hit, reaching #1 in both Canada and US.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Am, D, B7, A7, C, Cm

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7. Wild Ones

Wild Ones is a track from the 1975 album Waymore's Blues II.

The track was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, A#, Am

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