Learn to play "Sweet Home Alabama"

Learn to play Sweet Home Alabama on guitar

In 1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd published the album Second Helping, where the song "Sweet Home Alabama" was on. The song was released as a response to "Southern Man" and "Alabama" by Neil Young, songs that deal with racism in the United States. The song has become a rock classic, especially for guitar players, and the song is known all over the world. It is probably one of the most covered songs on guitar and a classic for those starting out their guitar lessons. The best way to learn guitar is by playing the music you are passionate about and learn how to play "Sweet Home Alabama" on your guitar! Learn to play guitar now by taking guitar classes with us!

Listen to the song here: "Sweet Home Alabama" on Youtube!

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How to play the song

You only need three chords to play the song:

Diagram af D-dur akkord på guitar
Diagram af C-dur akkord på guitar
Diagram af G-dur akkord på guitar

Verse 1

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 Alabamy once again, and I think its a sin, yes

Verse 2

Well I heard mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow


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

Verse 3

In Birmingham they love the governor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth


Verse 4

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swappers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I’m feeling blue
Now how about you?

Chorus x 2

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