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jasbo49 11-18-2019 05:26 PM

Favorite songs to strum and sing
Do you have favorite songs to just pick up an acoustic and sing and strum? Something simple where you can just think about clean chords instead of fancy finger work?

Currently I'm partial to:

He'll Have to Go (Gentleman Jim Reeves)
Waterloo Sunset (the Kinks)
Jamaica Farewell (Harry Belafonte)

So what brings instant joy to you? Could be any era, any flavor.


foxo 11-18-2019 05:34 PM

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Bob Dylan - Not Dark Yet
John Prine - Paradise

Plus one of my own songs:

PHJim 11-18-2019 05:45 PM

I like the first song my wife ever heard me sing in 1980. We were in a car pool and she came to my house to pick me up. I didn't hear her knock and the door was open, so she came in and I was singing Paul Siebel's Louise. She tells folks that I won her heart with a song about a dead hooker.

It's still a favourite of mine. Five chords in G. Think I'll go and play it now.

Well they all said Louise was not half bad,
It was written on the walls and window shades,
And how she's act the little girl,
A deceiver, don't believe her, that's her trade.

Sometimes a bottle of perfume,
Flowers or maybe some lace.
Men bought Louise ten cent trinkets,
The intentions were easily traced. . .

Misifus 11-18-2019 05:51 PM

Louise is a fine tune. I’ve sung it for years.

AmericanEagle 11-18-2019 05:51 PM

Redemption Song by Bob Marley

RalphH 11-18-2019 05:56 PM

Snuff by Slipknot. Yes really.
Nothing else matters by Metallica
Let her go by passenger - normally skipping the intro and jumping into verse 1 if I just want to strum

rokdog49 11-18-2019 08:39 PM

Sister Golden Hair - America
Small Town - John Mellencamp
Peaceful Easy Feeling -Eagles

Lockback 11-18-2019 08:49 PM

"Aimee" - Pure Prairie League
"Into The Great Wide Open" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Things We Said Today" - The Beatles
"Harvest Moon" - Neil Young

blackbelt308 11-18-2019 08:50 PM

Desperados Under The Eaves - Warren Zevon

RP 11-18-2019 08:55 PM

I'm going through a period of 1960s LA country rock...

Steve DeRosa 11-18-2019 08:59 PM

Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
America - Simon & Garfunkel
I'll Be Back - Beatles
Holly Holy - Neil Diamond
Portland Town - Schooner Fare
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Yesterday's Gone - Chad & Jeremy
Railroads & Riverboats - Jim Croce
Light One Candle - Peter, Paul & Mary
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano

reeve21 11-18-2019 09:05 PM

Melissa is a good strummer :)

zeeway 11-18-2019 09:18 PM

House Of The Rising Sun
Donít Think Twice

pjmacd 11-18-2019 09:31 PM

"Pick Me Up on Your Way Down". Such a terrific "sour grapes" love song.

jweave69 11-18-2019 09:49 PM


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