Here on this Waltz Across Texas chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf chord sheet to this song that you can download.
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So for this one I'm playing with a capo-ed 2nd fret and using Drop D tuning which of course is always optional. Drop D can be used when you either want a deep D bass note for bass in the rhythm or you may want to use it in an intro or picking break. In this case it's used only for bass.
Here are the chords you'll need for this song:
I decided to use a bit of the picking break to start this one off. As you can see it's a very simple song if you're just playing rhythm using only two chords. By a light picking intro gets it off the ground.
With the drop D tuning, while strumming root up down up down up - it's another one of these 3/4 time signatures that doesn't give you much chance to play a bass note until you hit the D chord. But the time signature does allow you to use bass runs as you move between the two chords.
You can add in a melody line picking break as I've done here with the guitar. If you have another instrument playing along side like a fiddle, that would certainly work also.
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