How To Play Sweet Home Alabama On Guitar


Taken by: Jon Callas

Sweet Home Alabama is rock classic. It is well-known by rock and country fans. If you are not familiar with this song then it is about time to be. Not to mention it is extremely easy to learn on the guitar.

Sweet Home Alabama is a single by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. I was first released in June 1974 and quickly rose through the music charts and hit number 8 on the US charts. The funny thing is none of the band members that wrote the song were from Alabama.

Sweet Home Alabama Lyrics With Chords

Tuning – E standard (E A D G B E)
Chords Used: G C D
Key: G Major
Chord Progression: I – IV – V

- Opening -
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Form a D chord, then pick the single strings D D B\G
Form a C chord, then pick the single strings A A B\G
Form a G Chord, then pick the single strings E E G

D C G x4

- Verse -
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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 southland
D            C          G 
I miss'ole' 'bamy once again (and I think it's a sin)

- Instrumental - x2
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D C G 

D                    C           G
Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her
D                 C            G
Well, I heard ole 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

- Chorus -
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D     C       G
Sweet home Alabama, 
D         C            G
Where the skies are so blue, 
D     C       G         
Sweet home Alabama,   
D         C              G                  
Lord, I'm coming home to you.

- Instrumental - x2
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D C G

- Verse -
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D                  C        G              C    D
In Birmingham they love the Gov'nor   Boo  hoo  hoo !
D          C                 G
Now we all did what we could do.
D             C               G
Now Watergate does not bother me.
D         C                 G
Does your conscience bother you?  (tell the truth)

- Chorus -
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D     C       G
Sweet home Alabama, 
D         C            G
Where the skies are so blue, 
D     C       G         
Sweet home Alabama,   
D         C              G                  
Lord, I'm coming home to you.

- Instrumental -
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D C G 

D  C  G
Ah Ah Ah   Alabama  x4

D C G x2

- Verse -
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D          C                  G
Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
D                C               G
And they've been known to pick a tune 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?)

- Chorus -
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D     C       G
Sweet home Alabama, 
D         C            G
Where the skies are so blue, 
D     C       G         
Sweet home Alabama,   
D         C              G                  
Lord, I'm coming home to you.
D     C       G
Sweet home Alabama, (oh sweet home)
D         C            G
Where the skies are so blue, (and it's true)
D     C       G         
Sweet home Alabama,   
D         C              G                  
Lord, I'm coming home to you.

- Outro -
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D C G

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