100+ Songs You Can Play With Only Three Chords

 

ďAny time you use more than three chords, youíre just showing off!Ē

†††††††††††††† Woody Guthrie

 

With Only One Chord (Tonic)

Frere Jaques4/4

Where is Thumbkin?4/4

Row Row Row6/8

Three Blind Mice6/8

Honkey Tonkiní 4/4

 

I & V Chords Only

(Tonic & Dominant)

Easiest

Ain't Gonna Rain4/4

Apples & Bananas 4/4

Down In The Valley3/4

Dreidl Song 4/4

Go Eat Worms4/4

Hokey Pokey4/4

Iko Iko4/4

Jambalaya4/4

Tom Dooley4/4

A Little Harder

Allouette4/4

Beans In My Ears3/4

Buffalo Gals4/4

Clementine3/4

Did You Ever See a Lassie?3/4

Down At The Station4/4

Eensy Weensy Spider6/8

Go Tell Aunt Rhody4/4

I Know An Old Lady6/8

Mama's Gonna Buy You a

††† Mockingbird4/4

Memphis Tennessee†† 4/4

Ms Murphy's Chowder4/4

My Home's Across The

††† Blue Ridge Mntns4/4

Oh Tannenbaum 3/4

Rock O' My Soul4/4

Skip To My Lou4/4

Thatís Amore ĺ

They All Asked For You 4/4

Tom The Toad3/4

Wheels On The Bus4/4

Whole World4/4


I, IV and V Chords

(Tonic, Subdominant & Dominant)

Easiest

La Bamba4/4

On Top Of Old

†† Smokey/Spaghetti 3/4

Pack Up Your Sorrows 4/4

Paradise3/4

Rock Around Clock4/4

This Land Is Your Land4/4

Twist And Shout4/4

A Little Harder

Ainít No Cure Summertime Blues 4/4

All God's Critters4/4

Amazing Grace3/4

Banks Of The Ohio4/4*

Boom Boom4/4

Brahms' Lullabye3/4

Bringing In Sheaves 4/4

Bye Bye Love 4/4

Camptown Races4/4

Careless Love4/4*

Charlie & The MTA4/4

Cindy4/4

Coming Thru The Rye4/4

Crawdad4/4*

Cripple Creek4/4

Dark as a Dungeon4/4

Deportee3/4

Down By The Bay4/4

Erica Levine4/4

Everybody Loves Saturday Night 4/4

Feeliní Groovy4/4

The Fox4/4

Frankie And Johnny4/4

Frozen Logger3/4

Going To The Zoo4/4

Goodnight Irene3/4*

Hallelujah, I'm A Bum3/4

Hills Of Isle Au Haut4/4

Home On The Range3/4

I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow 4/4

I'll Fly Away4/4

I'm A Little Teapot6/8

I Never Will Marry3/4

I Still Miss Someone4/4

If You Miss Me At The

††† Back Of The Bus4/4

If You're Happy And You Know It 4/4


Jamaica Farewell Calypso

John B. SailsCalypso

Johnny B Goode4/4

King Of The Road4/4

Lean On Me 4/4

Leaning On The

††† Everlasting Arms4/4

Little Boxes3/4

Long Black Veil4/4

Long Tall Texan4/4

Mama Don't Allow4/4*

Me And Bobby McGee 4/4

Midnight Special4/4

New River Train4/4*

Oh Suzannah4/4

Old MacDonald4/4

Old Time Religion4/4*

Old Texas6/8

Purple People Eater4/4

Put Your Finger In The Air4/4*

Red River Valley4/4*

Riding In The Car4/4*

Rivers / Babylon Calypso

Study War No More4/4

Tis A Gift To Be Simple 4/4

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 4/4

Unicorn Song* 4/4

When The Saints4/4*

Wildwood Flower4/4

Will The Circle Be Unbroken4/4

Yellow Is The Color4/4

Yakkety Yak4/4

You Are My Sunshine4/4

 

*†† Contains†† I†† I7IV†† and maybe iv or ivį (diminished) sequence in the third line.

 

 

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