The Best Of Nick Lowe
On The Acoustic

The Best Of Nick Lowe On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to the best of Nick Lowe page where you'll find a collection of full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format and some rhythm tips on playing each song.

Chords and lyrics sheets below.


The Best Of Nick Lowe
Chords & Lyrics
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1. Cruel To Be Kind

Nick Lowe co-wrote this song with Ian Gomm and the number was sitting on a demo tape until Nick was convinced by his record label to release the song, which became a #12 in the US, UK, Australia and the UK. His inspiration came from a song called "The Love I Lost".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up and repeat or a down down up down up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G6, F, Em, G, Dm, A7
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2. Heart Of The City

In 1978 Nick Lowe released his debut album called "Jesus Of Cool" and on that album was this tracked called Heart Of The City but the song was never released as a single

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a steady up and down pattern 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = A, D, E
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3. I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock N Roll

Dave Edmunds was the first to record this song in 1977 and made it popular. Years later in 1985, Nick Lowe released a version with Huey Lewis on harmonica and his band "The News" and got a #27 on the rock chart and a #77 on the pop chart in the US. Status Quo and Dion also covered this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm =  use a rock n roll downstrokes pattern
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, G
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4. The Beast In Me

Nick Lowe was once married Carlene Carter, who was Johnny Cash's daughter, making Johnny Cash his father-in-law, and it was Johnny Cash who first recorded this song in 1994 for his "American Recordings" album. Later in 1994, Lowe recorded the song for his album "The Impossible Bird". The song also appeared on the closing credits for the pilot episode of "The Sopranos".

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = downstrokes
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, G, A, C, E, A7, Gb

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5. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road

This song hails from "The Impossible Bird" album from 1994 and was released as a single but failed to chart. Duane Dee and Elvis Presley as well as The Highwaymen have all recorded the song which was not written by Nick Lowe.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No just a few riffs
  • Chords = C, Em, F, G, C7
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