How To Play Sweet Home Alabama On Guitar

How To Play Sweet Home Alabama On Guitar [With Chords]

Sweet Home Alabama is a country song by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was written by Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and became one of the most famous songs of the band.

Everyone loves Sweet Home Alabama, and with good reason. The song has such a memorable melody and lyrics. It is easy to learn on the guitar, and makes for a great country jam session when played by an acoustic guitar duo or alone for that matter.

So, If you want to learn how to play sweet home Alabama on your guitar, carry along this post and bookmark it for future references.

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

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

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

Play this part twice

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

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

Play this part twice

D C G

Verse

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

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

D C G 

D  C  G
Ah Ah Ah   Alabama  x4

D C G x2

Verse

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

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

D C G

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama Full Song

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