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An American roots musician!


Ben Harper is an American roots musician who has stretched his appeal around the globe by recording covers of Marvin Gaye’s tune Sexual Healing and The Verve‘s The Drugs Don’t Work.

Harper’s first album, Welcome To The Cruel World (1994), was followed by Fight For Your Mind only a year later. Armed with these two albums, the word of Ben Harper began to spread.

Two big tunes from these albums were Waiting On An Angel and Another Lonely Day, both perfect beginner guitar material using open position chords, just tuned down a tone.

Often touring Europe and other non-American territories, Harper has created a dedicated following the world over.

One of his most successful collaborations happened with the vocal group The Blind Boys Of Alabama. Harper recorded the seriously groovy There Will Be A Light with these distinguished men in 2004.

Initially famous for his Weissenborn slide skills, Ben Harper has shown some serious talent on most guitars. His band The Innocent Criminals isn’t bad either!

An important lesson Ben can teach new artists is that playing other people’s songs is not something you should stop doing once you’ve “made it”. His versions of Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and most recently Mercy Mercy Me (Marvin again) are proof of this.



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Another Lonely Day

Another Lonely Day chords

You can learn how to play Another Lonely Day by Ben Harper using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

C /B | Am | Em | G /A |
Yes, indeed I’m, alone again…


The Drugs Don’t Work

The Drugs Don't Work chords

You can learn how to play The Drugs Don’t Work by The Verve using chords, lyrics, TAB, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.

C Csus2 | C G/B | Am Asus2 | Am Asus2 |
All this talk of getting old, it’s getting me down my love…


Hallelujah

Hallelujah chords

You can learn how to play Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

G5 | Em7 |
I heard there was a secret chord…



Mercy Mercy Me

Mercy Mercy Me chords

You can learn how to play Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

Emaj7 (Emaj9) | Emaj9 Emaj7 |
Woah, oh, mercy, mercy me…


Waiting On An Angel

Waiting On An Angel chords

You can learn how to play Waiting On An Angel by Ben Harper using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, TAB, and the original recording.

C | C/B | Am7 | G Gsus4 |
Waiting on an angel…


Ben Harper on the web

Listen to Ben Harper on Spotify

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About Me Dan Lundholm T

This article about Ben Harper tunes was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and how learning guitar with Spytunes has evolved.

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