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The Judds Songs
On The Acoustic

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Thanks for stopping by The Judds songs on acoustic page where you'll find a collection of songs by The Judds demo covers, free chord sheets, rhythm tips and if required,  full lesson tutorials available for purchase for a small fee.

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The Judds Songs On Acoustic
Covers, Lyrics, Chords, Tutorials

1. Cow Cow Boogie

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Cow Cow Boogie is an old number first recorded back in 1942 and written for a film called Ride'em Cowboy, starring Abbott And Costello.

Their version of the song features a more modern country sound with a prominent electric guitar and drums. Naomi Judd takes lead vocals on the song, with her daughter Wynonna providing harmonies. The playful, swing feel of the original is retained, with lyrics about a cowboy's love for his cattle and the rhythm of the cow cow boogie.

The Judds' version of the song was released as a single and reached No. 25 on the Billboard country chart. It is considered a classic example of The Judds' signature sound, which blended traditional country with modern production and harmonies.

The Judds' version of "Cow Cow Boogie" is a fun and catchy take on a classic Western swing song, showcasing their unique blend of traditional and modern country.

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2. Cry Myself To Sleep

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Cry Myself To Sleep was a #1 US hit and a #2 hit in Canada when it was released as a single in 1986.

The Judds recorded this song for their 1985 album "Rockin' with the Rhythm," and it has since become one of their most beloved songs.

The slow ballad features a simple arrangement of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings, and tells the story of a woman who is heartbroken after her lover has left her. Naomi Judd leads the vocals, with Wynonna providing harmonies, and her emotive and vulnerable delivery of the song's lyrics conveys a deep sense of sadness and heartache.

"Cry Myself to Sleep" was released as a single and climbed to No. 6 on the Billboard country chart, cementing its place as a signature song for The Judds. Its relatable lyrics and emotional resonance have made it a fan favorite, and it remains a powerful testament to The Judds' talents as both singers and storytellers.

Steve Earle also recorded this song as a B-side to his single What'll You Do About Me.

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3. Grandpa

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Grandpa is a touching song released by The Judds as a single in 1996. The song tells the story of a granddaughter who is reminiscing about her grandfather, who has passed away.

The verses describe the simple pleasures that they shared together, like fishing and drinking lemonade on the porch, while the chorus expresses the deep love and respect that the granddaughter has for her grandfather.

The song's melody is simple and understated, with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and gentle percussion underscoring Naomi Judd's lead vocals and Wynonna's harmonies.

"Grandpa" was well-received by fans and climbed to No. 38 on the Billboard country chart. It showcases The Judds' ability to tell emotional stories through their music, and the song's relatable themes of family, love, and loss have made it a favorite among fans of country music.

"Grandpa" is a beautiful and poignant tribute to the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild, and stands as a testament to The Judds' enduring appeal as country music icons.

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4. I Saw The Light

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I Saw the Light is a song that was released as a single by Wynonna Judd in 1992. The song was written by Russ Ballard and it features a blend of country and rock elements.

The track starts with a heavy drumbeat and electric guitar riff before giving way to Wynonna's powerful vocals. The lyrics are about finding hope and redemption after experiencing dark times, with lines like "I saw the light, I've been baptized by the fire in your touch" conveying a sense of spiritual awakening.

"I Saw the Light" was a commercial success, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard country chart and becoming one of Wynonna's signature songs. The track showcases her dynamic vocal range and her ability to convey powerful emotions through her singing.

The song's production is a testament to its rock influences, with electric guitar solos and powerful drum fills giving the track a driving energy. The fusion of country and rock elements helped to push the boundaries of what was expected from country music at the time, and Wynonna's performance on the track helped cement her status as one of the most dynamic performers in the genre.

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5. Let Me Tell You About Love

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Let Me Tell You About Love is a song by The Judds that was released as a single from their 1989 album, "River of Time." The song was written by Don Schlitz and Brent Maher and features a blend of country and pop elements.

The track features a catchy melody and upbeat tempo, with Naomi Judd's lead vocals and Wynonna's harmonies blending together to create a powerful sound. The lyrics describe the overwhelming feeling of falling in love, with lines like "It's a restless feeling that keeps me up at night" conveying the all-consuming nature of romantic love.

"Let Me Tell You About Love" was a commercial success, peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard country chart and becoming one of The Judds' most popular songs. The track showcases their signature harmonies and the infectious energy of their music, with a production style that incorporates both traditional country and contemporary pop elements.

The song's music video features The Judds performing in a variety of settings, including a city street and a diner, with the two singers showcasing their undeniable chemistry and stage presence.

"Let Me Tell You About Love" is a timeless classic that embodies the spirit of The Judds' music. Its upbeat tempo and catchy melody are complemented by its relatable lyrics, making it a fan favorite and a lasting testament to the duo's enduring appeal as country music icons.

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6. Love Can Build A Bridge

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Love Can Build a Bridge is a classic country song performed by the mother-daughter duo, The Judds. It was released as a single in 1990, and quickly became a hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

The song, which was written by Naomi Judd, John Barlow Jarvis, and Paul Overstreet, is a powerful ode to the enduring power of love and the belief that it can conquer all obstacles. The lyrics describe how love can bring people together, even in the face of adversity, and how it can lift us up and help us overcome our fears and doubts.

The song's soaring melody and uplifting lyrics make it a timeless classic, and it has been covered by many other artists in the years since its release. "Love Can Build a Bridge" is a testament to the power of love and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

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7. Mama He's Crazy

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Mama He's Crazy is single from the debut album from The Judds in 1983 called Wynonna & Naomi and was composed by Kenny O'Dell. Released in 1984 as the second single from their debut album "Wynonna & Naomi," the song became their first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

The lyrics tell the story of a woman who falls in love with a man who makes her heart skip a beat, and how her mother reacts with surprise and disbelief at her daughter's sudden infatuation. The song's catchy melody, harmonies, and the emotional delivery of the lyrics by Wynonna and Naomi Judd resonated with audiences, helping it become one of the most popular country songs of the 1980s.

"Mama He's Crazy" earned the Judds numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1985, and cemented their place in country music history.

The song was a #1 in both Canada and the US. Until this song, the previous female / female duo who had a #1 hit was back in 1953 from The Davis Sisters.

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8. Rocking With The Rhythm Of The Rain

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Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain is a hit single by The Judds which was released in 1986 as the lead single from their album of the same name. It reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, becoming The Judds' seventh number-one single, and was later nominated for a Grammy award.

The song is a lively up-tempo tune that tells the story of a couple falling in love while dancing in the rain. The lyrics are filled with vivid imagery of the sights and sounds of a summer storm, capturing the magic of a spontaneous moment of joy and passion. The Judds' harmonies and upbeat instrumentation make the song a true crowd-pleaser, inspiring listeners to dance along and sing along to its catchy chorus.

"Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain" became one of The Judds' most popular and enduring songs, and has since been covered by other artists in various genres. The song is a testament to The Judds' ability to create infectious, uplifting country music that speaks to the heart and soul of its listeners.

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9. Why Not Me

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Why Not Me is a hit song by The Judds and was released in 1984 as the lead single from their album "Why Not Me," quickly becoming a chart-topping hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

The song's lyrics tell the story of a woman who yearns for the attention and affection of the man she loves. She questions why he hasn't noticed her or reciprocated her feelings, and wonders what she can do to win his heart. The song's catchy melody and Wynonna Judd's powerful vocals convey the longing and vulnerability of the narrator's emotions, striking a chord with listeners and making it one of The Judds' most beloved songs.

"Why Not Me" earned The Judds a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1985. The song's success helped establish The Judds as one of the most popular country music acts of the 1980s, and cemented their place in the genre's history. To this day, "Why Not Me" remains a timeless classic, and is considered one of the most iconic songs of The Judds' career.

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A Tragic Loss

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For many many years Naomi Judd suffered from mental anxiety and depression. It's hard sometimes to imagine how someone who seems to have it all on this earth can suffer from such a mental torment. Most people on the planet suffer from financial depression because they are in the 95% who seem to struggle through life. Clearly Naomi Judd did not fall into this category later in life with the success of her career as one of The Judds.

She had been married twice. The first marriage lasted from 1983 to 1991. Her 2nd marriage began a few years later in 1994 until her death in 2022.  A second marriage lasting for nearly 30 years seems to indicate life was good. Her two daughters Wynonna and Ashley were both successful in their own right.

I'm not a believer in taking prescriptions for any health issue, but that's just me. This lady was on some meds that causes serious side affects, and if you've even seen close friends of family members on such meds, you've seen a Jekyll And Hyde (1931 movie) transformation right before your eyes.

Of course I'm not privy to personal struggles inside of this talented family. But sadly on Apr 20th 2022, she pulled out a gun at her home in Leiper''s Folk, in rural Tennessee, and shot herself in the head. She was 76.


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