Easy 3-Chord Songs

Here's a list of easy guitar songs with just 3-chords!

Any of these would be a good choice for a beginner.

We will soon have video lessons on the basic strumming patterns for these songs here on The-Joy-of-Guitar.com, so keep checking back!

  1. A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan (A, B, E)
  2. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band (Am, Dm, E7)
  3. All Along The Watchtower (Am, G, F)
  4. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley (A, D, E)
  5. Amazing Grace - Daniel Thomas (A7, D, G)
  6. Angel - Fleetwood Mac (D, C, G)
  7. Authority Song - John Mellencamp (A, D, E)
  8. Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival (A, D, G)
  9. Blowin in the Wind - Bob Dylan (C, D, G) (super simple version)
  10. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something (A, D, G)
  11. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (A, E, F#m7)
  12. Donna - Richie Valens (Bb, C, F)
  13. Doo Wah Ditty - Manfred Man (C, D7, G)
  14. Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival (C, F, G)
  15. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash (A7, B7, E)
  16. Houndog - Elvis Presley (C, F, G)
  17. I Got a Woman - Elvis Presley (E, B, A)
  18. I'll Try - Alan Jackson (G, D, C)
  19. I'm Moving On - Johnny Cash (A, D, E)
  20. I'm On My Way - Proclaimers (C, D, G)
  21. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry and the Beatles (A, D, E)
  22. King of the Road - Roger Miller (C, F, G)
  23. La Bamba - Los Lobos (C, F, G)
  24. Little Bitty - Alan Jackson (A, B, E)
  25. Leaving On a Jet Plane - John Denver (C, F, G)
  26. Love is a Rose - Neil Young (C, F, G)
  27. Lumber Jack Song - Monty Python (A, B, E)
  28. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett (C, F, G)
  29. Midnight Special - Creedence Clearwater Revival (C, F, G)
  30. Mony, Mony - Billy Idol (F, A#, C)
  31. Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da - Beatles (C, D7, G)
  32. Red Red Wine - Bob Marley (C, D, G)
  33. Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley (A, D, E)
  34. Save the Last Dance for Me - Drifters (A, D, E)
  35. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind (C, D, G)
  36. Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard (A, D, E)
  37. Stir It Up - Bob Marley (A, D, E)
  38. The Wild Rover - Dubliners (C, D7, G)
  39. Where Have All The Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger (C, F, G)
  40. Wild Thing - The Troggs (A, D, E)


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