The Hollies Bus Stop & Others
On The Acoustic

Welcome to The Hollies Bus Stop page where you'll find free demos, chord sheets, rhythm tips and more on several Hollies songs you can easily learn on the acoustic.

If you require the full lesson, they are available for a few bucks each or less with a bulk purchase.

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The Hollies Bus Stop & More
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

1. Bus Stop

The writer of this song was Graham Gouldman, who also wrote For Your Love for The Yardbirds and No Milk Today for Hermans Hermits. The Hollies released this one as a single from their 1966 album of the same name.

The song reached #5 in both the UK and the US. The song was a #2 in Australia and a #1 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up root up down up with a quick shuffle
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am, G, C, F, Em, B7 
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2. Gasoline Alley Bred

This number can be found on their 1970 "Gold" album.

The song was released as a single and reached #4 in NZ, #17 in Australia and #14 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes a few riffs
  • Chords = G, F, C, Gmaj7, E7, D7, Am7, Dsus, D, G/F, Cm
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3. He Ain't Heavy

Kelly Gordon was the first to record the song in 1969 but when The Hollies released their version later in 1969, it was a monster hit worldwide.

Neil Diamond had success with his release also in 1970.

Elton John played on The Hollies track of 1969.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up and repeat will work
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = 
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4. Long Cool Woman

In 1971 this song was released as a single and did reach #1 in Canada and South Africa and #1 on the Cash Box US chart.

The song first appeared on their "Distant Light" album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down down up and repeat
  • Picking = no just a riff
  • Chords = Em, G, D/Gb, A, E, B
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5. Look Through Any Window

This song was a single in 1965 and peaked at #4 in the UK, #3 in Canada and their first top 40 in the US reaching #32.

A few groups have covered this song including Gary Lewis And The Playboys.

It eventually ended up on their greatest hits album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down up stop up down up stop up and repeat
  • Picking = No just a few riffs
  • Chords = G, F, C, Am, D7
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6. The Air That I Breath

Released as a single in 1974, this was a huge hit, hitting the top 5 in several countries and reachIng #1 in NZ, #2 in the UK and #6 in the US. The song was written by Albert Hammond who also released his version a few years earlier in 1972.

You'll find this one on the album "Hollies".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret for my range
  • Rhythm = down down up - up down down up down - and repeat
  • Picking = a bit of picking
  • Chords = C, A#, E7, F, Fm, Em, G, Gm
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