Tin Man Guitar Lesson 
On The Acoustic

Tin Man Guitar Lesson On The Acoustic Guitar By America

Welcome to Tin Man guitar lesson page where you'll find my free lesson to this America song, a free pdf chords sheet you can download as well as a rhythm tip and lyrics to the song. If you need a full lesson for your computer, there is a purchase link for a small fee. 

Tin Man Guitar Lesson
Chords And lyrics
Lesson Tips & Pdf

This song almost never got recorded if Gerry Beckley, who wrote the song, had gotten his way. But Dewey Brunnell and Dan Peek dis-agreed and the song eventually was released as a single from the 1974 "Hearts" album. 

It reached #4 on the US charts but failed to chart in the UK. George Martin, producer, also played piano on this track.

My version below is a bit faster than the original so you can just play your version slower.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use downstrokes in the beginning and then a down up with some muting and when you hit that high Em just shuffle
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Dsus, D, G, Em/G, Em, D7

Tin Man Guitar Lesson Lyrics

Sometimes late when things are real
And people share the gift of gab between themselves
Some are quick to take the bait and catch
The perfect prize that waits among the shelves

But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't - didn't already have
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad - so please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round
Smoke glass stain'd bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsud green like bubbles -- ohhhhh ------- ohhhhh

But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't - didn't already have
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad - so please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round
Smoke glass stain'd bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsud green like bubbles -- ohhhhh ------- ohhhhh

No Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't - didn't already have
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad - so please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round
Smoke glass stain'd bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsud green like bubbles -- ohhhhh ------- ohhhhh

Down down down down - down down down down
Down down down down - down down down down
Down down down down - down down down down
Down down down down - down down down down

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