Tom Paxton Songs
On The Acoustic

Welcome to my Tom Paxton songs page where you'll find a few demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. 

This page will eventually grow into a full page with five or more lessons. 


Tom Paxton Songs
Chords, Lyrics, PDFs

1. I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound 

I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound was a single from 1964 released off of Paxton's "Ramblin Boy" album.

Many consider this his debut album because it was with a major label (Elektra Records).

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No but a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords = Dm, G, C, G6, Am, Am/G, F
Chords & Lyrics

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2. I'm The Man That Built The Bridges

I'm The Man That Built The Bridges was the very first album recorded by Tom Paxton back in 1962 but was released on a small Gaslight label.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G, F, C7
Chords & Lyrics

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3. The Last Thing On My Mind

The Last Thing On My Mind hails from Paxton's debut album "Ramblin Boy" and by far became his most successful song, but to my knowledge was never released as a single by Paxton. 

It was a duet by Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner in 1967 which brought the song to the masses on commercial radio with their single peaking at #7 in the US.

Over the many years dozens of people have recorded this song including John Denver, Hank Snow, Liam Clancy and many others. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
Chords & Lyrics

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