The Kingston Trio Acoustic Hits

the Kingston Trio Acoustic Hits

Welcome to The Kingston Trio acoustic hits page where you can see how I play their classic greatest hits on the acoustic.

Below are free demos, pdf chord sheets, rhythm tips and some info on each song. I'll be including The Kingston Trio album covers to indicate the origin of each song.

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Chilly Winds | Desert Pete | Scotch & Soda
Where Have All The Flowers Gone

The Kingston Trio Acoustic Hits
Demos, Chords, PDF's

1. Chilly Winds

Chilly Winds can be found on the trio's Live album which was released back in Feb 1962.

There was no single release of this song to my knowledge.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, Am, D7, C
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2. Desert Pete

Desert Pete hails from the 1963 album "Sunny Side".

The album reached #7 on the Pop Charts and Desert Pete was the last single the group released that made it into the top 40.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = E, A, B7, AB, Db
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3. Scotch & Soda

Scotch And Soda can be found on the bands very first album released back in 1958 simply titles "The Kingston Trio".

Two singles were released from this album but this song was not one of them. They did release it as a single in the US only later in 1962 and to the B-Side of "One Too Many Mornings" in 1969.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = – Cmaj7, Fm, F, Ddim7, A7sus, A7, D7, Amaug5, G7,  A+, C, Gm7, G, D7, Cm, Emsus, C#dim7, Ebaug5 
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4. Where Have All The Flowers Gone

Where Have All The Flowers Gone first appeared on the trio's Live album which was released back in Feb 1962 called "College Concert".

The single released reached #21 on Billboards Hot 100. They claimed ownership of the song initially until Pete Seger reminded them that it was his song, and they relented.

Peter Paul and Mary also recorded a version of this number.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = G, Em, C, D, Am
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