Sweet Home Alabama Chord Chart by Lynard Skynyrd


This is my Sweet Home Alabama chord chart by Lynard Skynyrd. Now this is going to be the SUPER EASY version. Not the version with all the cool riffs and licks in it. With this version, you can at least play along and have fun until you develop your skills enough to graduate more advanced lead guitar playing.

Sweet Home Alabama only uses three chords for the entire song: C, G and D which makes this song super easy to memorize and play along with. Let's take a look at a couple strumming patterns be can use. Notice that the D chord and C chord split a measure meaning each chord is two beats, while the G chord is play for a full measure.

Verse Easy Strum:
D    C     G
1  2 3 4  1 2 3 4 
D D D D D D D D

Verse Eighth Note Strum:
D       C         G 
1 2 + 3  4 +   1 2 + 3 4 +
D DU D DU   D DU D DU

Chorus:
D      C         G 
1 + 2 3 + 4  1 2 + 3 4 +
DD    DD     D DU D DU


 
 

Sweet Home Alabama Chord Chart by Lynard Skynyrd

|D   -   C -|                    G

Big wheels keep on turning

|D     -        C -|                  G

Carry me home to see my kin

|D   -       C -|                   G

Singing songs about the south land

|D  -           C -|             G

I miss Alabamy Once Again and I think it’s a sin.

|D -          C -|           G

Well I heard Mr. Young sing about her

|D     -                 C -|              G

Well I heard old Neil put her down

|D     -                     C -|               G

Well I hope Neil Young will remember

|D       -        C -|                            G

A southern man don’t need him around, anyhow.

|D -     C - |          G      |D -       C -|              G

  Sweet home Alabama,    where the skies are so blue

|D -     C - |     G     |D -         C -|                  G

  Sweet home Alabama, lord I’m coming home to you

|D       -     C -|                             G

In Birmingham they loved the governor, (ooh ooh ooh)

|D      -         C -|                       G

Now we all did what we could do

|D     -       C -|                G

Now watergate doesn't bother me

|D      -         C -|                    G

Does your conscience bother you, (now tell the truth!)

|D -     C - |          G      |D -       C -|              G

  Sweet home Alabama,    where the skies are so blue

|D -     C - |     G     |D -         C -|                  G

  Sweet home Alabama, lord I’m coming home to you

|D       -            C -|                         G

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers

|D          -                C -|                             G

And they've been known to pick a song or two

|D      -      C -|           G

Lord they get me off so much

|D          -      C -|                             G

They pick me up when I'm feeling blue Now how about you?

|D -     C - |          G      |D -       C -|              G

  Sweet home Alabama,    where the skies are so blue

|D -     C - |     G     |D -         C -|                  G

  Sweet home Alabama, lord I’m coming home to you

Repeat chorus out.

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.



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