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The Bellamy Brothers Old Hippie & Others
On The Acoustic

Welcome to The Bellamy Brothers Old Hippie songs page. Below you'll find a collection of free demo covers and downloadable chord sheets, as well as links to full lesson tutorials for a small fee if you need them, tips on rhythm and some history on each song.

I've included the Bellamy Brothers album covers next to each tutorial so you can see where the song originated.

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The Bellamy Brothers Old Hippie & Others
Demos, Chords, Lyrics, Tutorials

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1. All The Wrong Reasons

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All The Wrong Reasons was the duo's 5th #1 hit when it was released back in 1982.

The song hails from their album When We Were Boys.

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2. Big Love

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David Bellamy wrote this song Big Love and it was released as a single in 1989 from the album "Rebels Without A Cause".

The song peaked at #5 on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords: G, Bm, Em, C, D
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3. Do You Love As Good As You Look

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This song was not written by The Bellamy Brothers but they recorded it and released the song in Jan of 1981 from the album "Sons Of The Sun".

It was a #1 hit in the US and reached #4 in Canada. 

You gotta love Bellamy Brothers music for the acoustic player.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords:G, C/G, C, D, D/Gb, Em
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4. Feelin The Feeling

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This song hails from 1986 from the Bellamy Brothers of of their "Howard & David" album.

The duo scored a #2 hit on the country charts, written by David Bellamy.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: steady up and down throughout the song
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, Dsus, G, A, D7
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5. I Need More Of You

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This song called I Need More Of You was written and released in 1985 for the duo's "Restless" album and written by David Bellamy.

It was the duo's 8th #1 hit on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: all down strokes and then root up down up root up down up for the ch
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, Am
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6. If I Said You Had  A Beautiful Body

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Released in 1979, this song was their first #1 on Billboard and 2nd #1 hit overall. This song hails from their "The Two And Only" album.

Watching Grocho Marx on the show "You Bet Your Life", Grocho would often say to female contestants in Grocho fashion If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me. David Bellamy saw a hook there and wrote the song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up
  • Picking: a few riff in the rhythm
  • Chords: D, A7, Bm, G
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7. If You Ever Leave

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If You Ever Leave was a 2019 single release and their last one to date and hails from the album Over The Moon.

The song did not chart in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes 
  • Chords: D, Em, A7, D/Gb
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8. Let Your Love Flow

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Let Your Love Flow became one of many of the Bellamy Brothers hit songs. This one reached #1 on the Pop charts in 1976. David Bellamy had written a hit a few years earlier for Jim Stafford called Spiders & Snakes and that break brought the brothers to California to live and work with Stafford. 

Thru that connection they met Neil Diamonds drummer who thought the song would be a great song for Howard and David. Both Neil Diamond and Johnny Rivers had both passed on the song. The song became an International smash hit.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 1st fret = original key
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down - down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, A, D7, Dsus
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9. Lord Help Me Be The Kind Of Person My Dog Thinks I Am

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This song was released in 2009 from the album "Jesus Is Coming".

Lord Help Me Be The Kind Of Person My Dog Thinks I Am never charted and therefore was not of the Bellamy Brothers top songs.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up bass up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, C
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10. Old Hippie

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The first single from the 1985 album "Howard & David", Old Hippie reached #2 on the US Billboard chart and hit #1 in Canada.

A sequel to this song was released 10 years later in 1995 but failed to chart.

This Bellamy Brothers Old Hippie song should be an easy play for most on the acoustic guitar.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, D7
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11. Redneck Girl

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This one was released from the album "Strong Weakness" in 1982 and became a #1 hit, staying on the country charts for 12 weeks.

Blake Shelton covered Redneck Girl for the soundtrack - The Dukes Of Hazzard - The Beginning.

Tim McGraw did a duet with Midland with this song also and used it on his McGraw Machine Hits 2013-2019 album. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, Em
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12. Some Broken Hearts Never Mend

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This song was written by Don Williams who released his version in 1977 and had a #1 hit. Telly Savalas also recorded the song and had an International hit.

In 1999 they brothers recorded Some Broken Hearts Never Mend for their album "Reggae Cowboy", but their version did not chart.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up bass down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G, F, G7
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13. Sugar Daddy

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David Bellamy wrote this one and the duo released it in 1980 from their album "You Could Get Crazy".

The song became their 2nd #1 hit out of the 10 Bellamy Brothers number one hits that they've produced through the years.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up bass up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, D7, G, A, E7, A7
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14. Vertical Expression

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Vertical Expression was one of three singles released from the 1999 album Lonely Planet.

Non of the singles charted.

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15. When Im Away From You

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Frankie Miller wrote and recorded this song in 1979. Kim Carnes covered it in 1981.

But it was the Bellamy Brothers version of When I'm Away From You that hit the top of the country charts in 1983.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 1st fret = original key
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little arpeggio with the chords
  • Chords: G, Am, F, D, C, Em 
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16. You Ain't Just A Whistling Dixie

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This song was originally released back in 1979 and was a #5 hit.

In 2005 The Bellamy Brothers re-recorded the song once again with Alan Jackson for their "Angels & Outlaws" Album Vol 1.

Many people refer to this number as The Bellamy Brothers Whistlin Dixie song. Download the free Bellamy Brothers Whistlin Dixie lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: Capo 2nd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up or use a bit of arpeggio in the verse using a 1-2-3 up down up down up
  • Picking: a little with the rhythm
  • Chords: G6, G, C, D, Am
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A Brief Bellamy Brothers History

Howard and David Belllamy, known as The Bellamy Brothers have been in the music business since the late 1970's. They have more than 20 #1 hits to their credit. Some of those hits are on this page.

Both of the brothers play guitar mandolin and banjo, while David also plays fiddle and piano.

David's two sons, Jessie and Noah are also in the music business.

Only two acts have made it into the German Country Music Hall of Fame and that is Johnny Cash and The Bellamy Brothers.

Thanks for stopping by The Bellamy Brothers Old Hippie page and I hope the info presented here was helpful to you.


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