Gargantuan Chord Chart Update

Brandi CarlileA plethora of pretty pieces, pensive poems, and plectrum-pumping pile drivers. Take your pick!

Allman Brothers – Melissa
Aly and AJ – Greatest Time of Year
Beatles – Revolution
Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles – Let it Be in key of G
Ben Folds – The Luckiest
Michael Buble – Everything
Colbie Caillat – Bubbly
Hank Card, et. al. – The Other Shore
Brandi Carlile – What Can I Say
Cheap Trick – Surrender
Kelly Clarkson – Walk Away
David Allan Coe – Would You Lay With Me
Elvis Costello – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Susie Q
Daughtry – It’s Not Over
John Denver – Annie’s Song
Dire Straits – When It Comes to You
Steve Earle – Ft. Worth Blues
Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly
John Fogerty – Rhubarb Pie
The Fray – Over My Head (Cable Car)
Great Big Sea – Lukey
Nanci Griffith – Gulf Coast Highway
PJ Harvey – Send His Love To Me
John Hyatt – Feels Like Rain
Indigo Girls – Hey Jesus
Waylon Jennings – Slow Rollin’ Low
Jet – Move On
Jack Johnson – Wasting Time
Diana Jones – My Remembrance of You
Lucy Kaplansky – End of the Day
Lucy Kaplansky – Ten Year Night
The Kings of Mongrel Folk – Neighbor of the Beast
Tom Lehrer – Be Prepared
Curtis Mayfield – People Get Ready
Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember You
Tom Petty – Listen to Her Heart
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb in Am
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb in Bm
(how they do it)
Plain White Ts – Hey There Delilah
Bonnie Raitt – Love Me Like a Man
Recess Monkey – The Littlest Monkey
Emma Roberts – Dummy
Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women
Semisonic – Closing Time
Elliott Smith – Say Yes
Bruce Springsteen – Reason to Believe
(Aimee Mann cover)
Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road
Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend
(Carole King cover)
Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town
Traditional – There Ain’t No Bugs On Me
Gillian Welch – Look at Miss Ohio
Lucinda Williams – I Asked Him For Water He Gave Me Gasoline
Pete Yorn – Crystal Village
Dan Zanes – Sunny Side of the Street

Have fun!

Comments 46

  1. Rob – Thanks for making all this songs available to the public. To give information about strumming and more difficult rhythm passages helps heaps for the humble beginner.

  2. That’s a graet collection indeed. I’m wondering if you’ve had ay trouble with publishing transcriptions of licensed music. I know they’re coming down pretty heavy on that stuff these days.

  3. Hey Rob- Recorvery from brain surgery went well. Just wanted to thank-you for the great work on your site. I’m still having fun on the guitar. Peace, Love and Happiness


  4. Rob,

    What I like about your site is that you also put in some whimsical songs (There ain’t no bugs) I can play for my grandkids.

    Do you have Harry Chapin’s “Taxi” available?


  5. Jon—no trouble, thankfully. I don’t have an ethical problem with it: I believe encouraging people to play music is good for the music industry and the artists.

    As for the legal side…this is a gray area. As a teacher, I’m given some leeway under the “fair use” provision in copyright law. If I were making money off of ads on my site, it would probably be illegal, but teachers are allowed some flexibility if the material is just for educational purposes. How much flexibility, I don’t know.

    Ron, great to hear you’re healing.

    Vern, I’m sorry, what’s on my chord charts page is what I have. Glad you’re digging the kids songs. I like teaching that one to kids, because it only takes two chords!

    Glad you’re all enjoying the music–


  6. THANK YOU! I am a beginner guitarist and your site has been a tremendous help to me! I go to your site then choose a new song to learn and stay up waaaayy too late trying to master it! I’ve been bitten by the guitar bug and I love it!
    Thanks for all the time and energy you put into your site! Have a great holiday season.
    ~cheers, christine

  7. Thanks Rob. I’m just learning the Travis style picking, and I love ‘Ft Worth Blues’, as well as ‘Goodbye’ and ‘If I Needed You’. It seems that Steve Earle, as well as the late great Townes Van Zandt are actually picking out a melody on these songs, rather than just a set pick pattern. But it may just be my untrained ear.

    1. I read somewhere that if you can play Travis picking, then work out some of your own styles, the “You will be getting your feet wet in some very holy water”. Townes is my biggest inspiration.

  8. Hey Frank,

    No, you’re right: They are doing more than just playing one pattern. I tabbed out the solo Earle plays in “Goodbye” and Lovett plays in “If I Needed You”–they’re there at the bottom of the chord chart. Earle tends to throw in the melody while he sings, too. If you learn the solo, try playing fragments of it as you sing. It’s hard!

    Have fun,


  9. Somehow I just found this site. Great interpretations of lots of good songs I’ve never heard of before. And then there’s the Indigo Girls songs, I love the Indigo Girls. Thanks much for sharing the music interpretations, it certainly helps.

  10. rob, thanks as always for more accurate chords. I was trying to play “the luckiest” by Ben Folds and I was wondering what a ritard is. Maybe you can cover it in a future newsletter?


  11. Thank you for this great collection. Any chance that you can post some blues material? What you have is great. I’d love to see a step by step method of learning the fretboard. In anycase, your site is now on my site and lets hope your both of them get more recognition.

  12. Hey Rob,

    Do you have any tabs or links for a song by Poco called “Heart of the Night”? I’ve been able to find the lyrics but tabs are a little hard. If you have something for “Imaginary Lover” by the Atlanta Rythmn Section that would be cool.

    Great site…

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