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The Steve Miller Band Songs
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The Steve Miller Band Songs

Here on The Steve Miller Band songs page you'll find a collection of demo covers, free chord sheets in pdf. format, rhythm tips and full tutorial lessons for a small fee.

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The Steve Miller Band Songs
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1. Fly Like An Eagle

Fly Like An Eagle is a track from the 1976 album of the same name.

The song reached #2 as a single in both the US and Canada. 

In 1996, English artist Seal covered the song for for the film Space Jam and released his version as a single which peaked at #10 in the US and #13 in the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, Dm, F
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2. Jet Airliner

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Jet Airliner hails from the Book Of Dreams album which came out in 1977.

The single was a top 20 in several countries and peaked at #8 in the US.

This song is a Paul Pena song who wrote and recorded it back in 1973. But due to issues with his lable, the song never got released until 2000. But Miller heard the album in 1975 and recorded it during the Fly Like An Eagle sessions, but it was decided to hold the song for the Book Of Dreams album.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down strokes mainly
  • Picking: some riffs
  • Chords: A, D, G
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3. Jungle Love

Jungle Love became a single in 1977 from Steve Miller's album Book Of Dreams.

It peaked at #18 in the Canada and #23 in the US. 

Bass player for Steve Miller Lonnie Turner and a friend of his Greg Douglas, wrote the song originally for Dave Mason. But when Miller heard if from Turner, he decided to record it and it was the last track for the album and was recorded in 30 minutes.

The song appeared on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond a few times.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, D, G, C, Em
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4. Serenade

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Serenade hails from the 1976 album "Fly Like An Eagle" which released three singles.

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No not for the original key but I use one here to adjust for my vocal range
  • Rhythm: this one has a shuffle rhythm throughout
  • Picking: Yes (but not in the original version)
  • Chords: Am, F, G, D, Gmaj7
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5. Swingtown

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6. Take The Money And Run

Take The Money And Run hails from the 1976 album "Fly Like An Eagle" which was a huge album, releasing 4 singles.

Miller said he got inspiration for this song due to long road trips with his family as a kid and FM radio.

The song hit #8 in Canada and #11 in the US.

In 2000 country singer Julian Austin covered the song and a year later rapper Run-D.M.C. also did a version with Everlast on vocals.

For the 30th anniversary of the album Miller included a track called Take The Joker And Run which is a combo of both songs. You can hear it on you-tube by searching for Take The Joker And Run.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, F, C, A#
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7. The Joker

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The Joker was Steve Miller's first #1 song and it did so in big fashion in the US and several European countries as well as a top 10 in several more.

In Sept of 1990 the song appeared in a Levi television commercial and before you knew it, the song was #1 again in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand and hit the Dutch top 40.

The song hails from the album "The Joker" from 1973.

Englishman musiciain Fatboy Slim covered the song in 2005 and had a top 40 charting with his cover.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A, Asus4
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8. True Fine Love

True Fine Love was released several years after the "Book Of Dreams" album came out in 1977. The single was released in 1981.

It peaked at #17 in both Canada and the US in 1981.


  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down down up and repeat - and with downstrokes
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D
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9. Winter Time

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Winter Time is a track from the 1977 album by Steve Miller entitled Book Of Dreams. 

There were three singles from this album but this song was not one of those. Winter time was written by Steve Miller.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: arpeggio and then root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Am, Am/G (G), Fmaj7, E7

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