The Mavericks Acoustic Guitar Covers

The Mavericks Acoustic Guitar Covers

Here on The Mavericks acoustic guitar covers page you'll find a collection of tips on rhythm, full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chords and lyrics sheets in .pdf format and demo videos on a few well known Mavericks numbers.

I've used some of The Mavericks album covers so you'll know the source of the original song.

Below are only six of The Mavericks top songs so far, but over time I'll be adding more. People have wondered are The Mavericks still together and as of March 2021 the answer is yes. Lead singer of The Mavericks Raul Malo, Eddie Perez, Paul Deaken and Jerry Dale McFadden make up The Mavericks to date.

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All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down
Dance The Night Away
Foolish Heart | There Goes My Heart
What A Crying Shame | World Without Love

The Mavericks Acoustic Guitar Covers
Chords, Covers, Lyrics, Tutorials

1. All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down

This first cover called All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down was released in 1996 featuring accordionist  Flaco Jimenez. The music video was shot in Sante Fe

New Mexico and was the second single from their album "Music For All Occasions". The song reached #13 on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = play a root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D
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2. Dance The Night Away

In 1998 Dance The Night Away was released from the Trampoline album but never cracked the top 40 in the United States but did hit #5 in Scotland and #4 in the UK. 

A music video was also released for this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up -- steady as she goes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = E, A, B7
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3. The Mavericks Foolish Heart

Foolish Heart was not released as a single in 1995 but the song was used on the soundtrack in the American action horror film from "From Dusk Til Dawn" starring George Cooney. 

Backup singers on this track included Trish Yearwood, Shelby Lynn and Lari White. This song is from the 1995 "Music For All Occasions" album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up with some bass
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, G7, G, E, D7
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4. There Goes My Heart

There Goes My Heart hails from the 1994 Mavericks album "What A Crying Shame".

The song peaked at #20 on the country charts in the US and #14 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down up down up with walking bass
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, D7, G
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5. What A Crying Shame

This was one of The Mavericks songs you knew was going to be a hit and was their first top 40 single released in 1993, reaching #25 in the US and #6 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = two patterns - on the verse it's down down down up - down down down up and repeat - on the chorus its down down up down down up down up and repeat - a few down storkes in this also
  • Picking = No - some bas riffs
  • Chords = D, G, C, A
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6. World Without Love

This number is not one of The Mavericks songs but an old 1960's classic recorded by Peter and Gordon. However The Mavericks did a great cover of this one and I present their version here.

It's found on The Mavericks Greatest Hits released in 1999.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a root down up down up root up down up will get you thru this one.
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = E, Gbm, B7, C, Ab, Dbm, Am, Db7
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Who Are The Mavericks Band?

I must say that The Mavericks certainly have their own sound with a mix of Latin and Rockabilly music.

They formed in the early 1990's and hung in there until the first break up in 2000. They re-grouped again and broke up once more in 2004.

In 2012 they came back once more and have been together til this present day in 2021.

They formed in Miami Florida in 1991 as a punk group and frequently opened for Marilyn Manson.

Over time they began leaning away from that genre and into country. The band picked up a Grammy in 1995 for the song "Here Comes The Rain".

Out of the four members of The Mavericks, as of this writing, only two original members remain and they are Raul Malo and Paul Deakin. 

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Thanks for stopping by The Mavericks acoustic guitar covers page. I hope the free chords and lyrics sheets, free demo and rhythm tips were useful in helping you play a few of The Mavericks top songs. Feel free to share this page on your social media.


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