Intermediate Acoustic Songs

A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

G | G | Am | Em |
I was born by the river, in a little tent, oh and just like that river I’ve been running ever since.
G | Am C B7 | Em | G |
It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will.

A Change Is Gonna Come chords.

American Pie – Don McLean

| G D/F# Em | Am C | Em D Dsus4 | 2/4 Dsus2 D |
A long long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile.
G D/F# Em | Am C | Em C | D Dsus4 D Dsus2 |
And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance, and maybe they’d be happy for a while.

American Pie chords.

Angie – The Rolling Stones

Am Amadd4 | E7 |
Angie, Angie,
Gsus4 Fsus4 F | Csus4 C G/B |
when will those clouds all disappear?

Angie chords.

Babylon – David Gray

| Dmaj9/F# | G | Dmaj9/F# | G |
Friday night I’m going nowhere, all the lights are changing green to red.
| Dmaj9/F# | G | Dmaj9/F# | G |
Turning over TV stations, situations running through my head.

Babylon chords.

Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan

G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | G |
How many years can a mountain exist, before it’s washed to the sea?
G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | D D/A D D/A |
Yes, and how many years can some people exist, before they’re allowed to be free?

Blowin’ In The Wind chords.

Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc

Gm (Dm) | Cm (Dm) | Gm (Dm) | Cm (Dm) |
I was walking down the street, concentrating on truckin’ right.
Gm (Dm) | Cm (Dm) | Gm (Dm) | Cm (Dm) |
I heard a dark voice beside of me, and I looked round in a state of fright.

Dreadlock Holiday chords.

Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

Cmaj7 G5 | Em Dadd4 |
You got a fast car, I want a ticket to anywhere.
Cmaj7 G5 | Em Dadd4 |
Maybe we make a deal, maybe together we can get somewhere.

Fast Car chords.

Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

D5 | F#m |
Hey there Delilah what’s it like in New York City?
D5 | F#m | Bm Bm/A |
I’m a thousand miles away, but girl tonight you look so pretty, yes you do.

Hey There Delilah chords.

I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles

A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
I can’t stand the rain, against my window, bringing back sweet memories.
A6 | A6 | D6 | A6 |
Hey window pane, do you remember, how sweet it used to be.

I Can’t Stand The Rain chords.

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

B |
Well you done, done me and you bet I felt it,
F# |
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted.

I’m Yours chords.

Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

C | Cmaj7 | C7 | Cmaj7 |
Kiss me, out of the bearded barley, nightly, beside the green, green grass.
C | Cmaj7 | C7 | F/C |
Swing, swing. Swing the spinning step, you’ll wear those shoes and I will wear that dress.

Kiss Me chords.

Mad World – Gary Jules (Tears For Fears)

Em | G | Dsus2 | A |
All around me are familiar faces, worn-out places, worn-out faces.
Em | G | Dsus2 | A |
Bright and early for their daily races, going nowhere, going nowhere.

Mad World chords.

Red – Daniel Merriweather

Asus2 | Asus2 | E Eadd9 | E |
And I’m alright, standing in the streetlights here.
Asus2 | Asus2 | E Eadd9 | E |
Is this meant for me, my time on the outside is over.

Red chords.

Starman – David Bowie

Gm | Gm |
Didn’t know what time it was and the lights were low,
F | F | C | C7 | F Ab Bb |
I leaned back on my radio, some cat was layin’ down some rock ‘n’ roll, ‘lotta soul he said.

Starman chords.

Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks

Am | G | C | G |
The tax man’s taken all my dough, and left me in my stately home,
E E/D | E7/C E7/B |
lazing on a sunny afternoon.

Sunny Afternoon chords.

Whistle For The Choir – The Fratellis

E | E |
Well, it’s a big, big city and it’s always the same.
| G#m | G#m Gm |
Can never be too pretty, tell me your name.

Whistle For The Choir chords.