"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on ukulele

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Learn to play Sweet Home Alabama on ukulele

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 ukulele players, and the song is known all over the world. It is probably one of the most covered songs on ukulele and a classic for those starting out their ukulele lessons. The best way to learn music is by playing the music you are passionate about and learn how to play "Sweet Home Alabama" on your ukulele! Learn to play ukulele now by taking ukulele classes with us!

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How to play the song


You only need three chords to play the song:

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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


Chorus

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


Chorus


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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