Rockin’ All Over The World chords by Status Quo (John Fogerty)


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Rockin’ All Over The World | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| N.C piano | piano | piano |
||: C5 (C6) :|| x4

Verse 1

| C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Oh here we are and here we are and here we go.
| F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
All aboard and we’re hitting the road.
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Verse 2

| C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Ah giddy-up and giddy-up and get away.
| F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
We’re going crazy and we’re going today.
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Chorus 1

| C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it.
| F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
I la-la-like it, la-la-li.
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Solo

||: C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) | F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) :||

Verse 3

| C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
I’m gonna tell your mama what you’re gonna do.
| F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
Come on out with your dancing shoes.
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Chorus 2

| C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it.
| F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
I la-la-like it, la-la-li.
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Chorus 3 (stops)

| C5 N.C | C/E |
And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it.
| F5 N.C | F#dim7 N.C |
I la-la-like it, la-la-li.
| C5 N.C | G5 N.C | C5 | C5 |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Chorus 4

| C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it.
| F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
I la-la-like it, la-la-li.
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Chorus 5

| C5 (C6) | C/E |
And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it.
| F5 (F6)| F#dim7 |
I la-la-like it, la-la-li.
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
Here we go, rockin’ all over the world.

Outro

||: C5 (C6) | C/E | F5 (F6)| F#dim7 |
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) :||


Rockin’ All Over The World chords and progressions (lesson preview)

Rockin' All Over The World chord analysis and TAB

Apart from chorus 3 and 5, Rockin’ All Over The World has the same chords throughout, namely these:

||: C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) |
| F5 (F6) | F5 (F6) |
| C5 (C6) | G5 (G6) | C5 (C6) | C5 (C6) :||

The chords in brackets are there as an indication that these are to appear/disappear. So I put them in brackets rather than writing them several times.

This is basically an 8-bar honky tonk blues. I can’t think of a better tune to practice your honky tonk stamina so simply play along with the original and just aim to keep up.

As you practice playing along with Status Quo, you may find that tuning slightly sharp, to 442 or 444Hz feels better. Use my online guitar tuner to achieve this.

As a member, you get TAB for each section so you can play this correctly with your band too. I’ve gone the extra mile there and come up with a fingerstyle country-esque version using open-position chords as well.

The reason for this is that playing this kind of honky-tonk comping can be extremely stretchy (i.e. painful), so I came up with an alternative for you, RSI is no picnic!

Here’s a link to the full lesson (members only): Rockin’ All Over The World, guitar lesson with TAB.

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Rockin’ All Over The World is a cover!

English rockers Status Quo must be the only band in the world that successfully managed to claim the Honky-Tonk as their own, without having to reference Chuck Berry!

And what tune captures this better than their signature song Rockin’ All Over The World? (It wasn’t actually Status Quo who wrote this classic, it was John Fogerty, but Status Quo certainly claimed it.)

Another notable artist playing this tune would be Bruce Springsteen but more importantly, every working rock n’ roll band that’s been played this since 1975, often as the encore, keeping it relevant for decades.

All of Status Quo’s hits were pretty much covers, the only exception being Whatever You Want, which funnily enough, does sound like every other Status Quo tune!

A lesson to us all here, your band doesn’t just need tunes, you need a sound!


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