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01-17-2006, 09:01 AM
Name some good songs about guitars. I'll start with the ones I know and kinda the them I'm looking for.

Blue Guitar - Jimmy Buffett
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - George Harrison
This Old Guitar - John Denver
Tonight I Just Need My Guitar - Jimmy Buffett

BTW I looked up the tab for Tonight I Just Need My Guitar and the chords are a little tricky.


Memphis Mike
01-17-2006, 09:03 AM
Pride and Joy

01-17-2006, 09:05 AM
Mike, while I love Pride & Joy, I'm looking for songs that are about guitars, not neccesarly songs with great guitar work.


Memphis Mike
01-17-2006, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by cs:
Mike, while I love Pride & Joy, I'm looking for songs that are about guitars, not neccesarly songs with great guitar work.

ChadIf you read SRV's bio, you'll find that he wrote that song about his guitar.

01-17-2006, 09:36 AM
I would have never thought that by reading the lyrics and singing the song. After re-reading the lyrics I can see the possiblity, but yet it doesn't fit the style of what I'm looking for.

Easy listening with no doubt it is about guitars.


The Gentleman Sawyer
01-17-2006, 09:43 AM
D-18 Song (Thank You, Mr. Martin). Norman Blake and Tony Rice.

The Gentleman Sawyer

Del Lansing
01-17-2006, 09:45 AM
Knopfler/Atkins- "Yakety Axe"

01-17-2006, 09:48 AM
run to you - Bryan Adams

01-17-2006, 10:00 AM
Johnny Guitar - Johnny Winter


She Likes to Boogie Real Low

We went to a party,
But all we did was rock
I want a body
She didn't blow her top
And then she..

01-17-2006, 10:01 AM
John Hiatt
Perfectly good guitar

01-17-2006, 10:02 AM
Ray Stevens

01-17-2006, 10:03 AM
Guitar Town
Steve Earle

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-17-2006, 10:03 AM
Johnny B Goode?

01-17-2006, 10:09 AM
check out guitar George who knows all the chords

Hal Forsen
01-17-2006, 10:14 AM
I'm with Mark,
I love John Hiatt's Perfectly Good Guitar

Well he threw one down from the top of the stairs
Beautiful women were standing everywhere
They all got wet when he smashed that thing
But off in the dark you could hear somebody sing

Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars
Smashing a perfectly good guitar
I don’t know who they think they are
Smashing a perfectly good guitar

It started back in 1963
His momma wouldn’t buy him
That new red harmony
He settled for a sunburt with a crack
But he’s still trying to break his momma’s back


He loved that guitar just like a girlfriend
But every good thing comes to an end
Now he just sits in his room all day
Whistling every note he used to play

There out to be a law with no bail
Smash a guitar and you go to jail
With no chance for early parole
You don’t get out 'til you get some soul


Late at night the end of the road
He wished he still had the old guitar to hold
He’d rock it like a baby in his arms
Never let it come to any harm



Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-17-2006, 08:16 PM
Broken Guitar Blues

by Lighthouse

01-17-2006, 08:24 PM
You may drive around in your town
Ina brand new shiny car
Your face in the wind your haircut's in
And your friends think you're bizarre
You may find a cushy job and I hope that you go far
But if you really want to taste some cool success
You better learn to play guitar

Play guitar-play guitar [3x]

You got your eye on the cheerleader queen
You're walkin' her home from school
You know that she's only seventeen
She's gonna make you a fool
You know you can't touch this stuff
Without money or a brand new car
Let me give you some good advice young man
You better learn to play guitar


All women around the world want a phony rock star
Who plays guitar
You can pump your iron and shine your shoes
And wear your hair just right
You go down out on cruisin' street
'Cause you want to score tonight
Ra da ra da ra da
And you really want to show your scars
Forget all about that macho ****
And learn how to play guitar


John Bell
01-17-2006, 09:23 PM
Not quite a month into my sore-fingered life as a beginning player, this song is sublimely appropriate:

Talking Guitar Blues

Talking Guitar Blues

If you want to get in trouble I'll tell you how to do it
Get a guitar, and then you're into it
You play all day, and you play all night
The folks say, "He'll never learn to play that thing right
Always griping, wont let you practice."

I bought my guitar some time ago, the man said
I'd learn in a week or so, gave me a book and a pick or two
Said "Now boy, it's up to you."
The dirty dog, wish I could find him now. Cost me 4.95 too

Well, nevertheless I'd spent my dough,
And I couldn't let it go to waste you know,
So, I took that book, guitar and all
And went back home where the trees are tall
Way down in Tennessee. Good place to be when you've got a guitar.

I labored long and labored hard trying to learn a few main chords
The book said 'twas easy as ABC,
But brother, my fingers were killing me.
Got sore right on the ends, couldn't mash the strings down,
Felt disgusted.

For weeks and weeks I labored away,
I could see Ma's hair was turning gray,
She felt nervous, ears ringing
Wanted to scream or scram, I dont know which.

My sister, she took it the worst of all
'Cause she got married that coming fall
She said, for love, but, I have my doubts
I think the guitar just chased her out
But, she wouldn't admit it, game girl
Just couldn't take it that's all.

My old man took it a different way
Said "You may turn your Ma's hair gray
And drive your sister away from home
But, Sonny, either you or I's gonna start to roam
And, I'm not leaving, now, you figure it out yourself

So, the very next morning when my clothes were packed
I slung that guitar across my back
To search the world for my share of fame
But, all I found was heartaches, hand outs
Fellas ya better leave them guitars alone.

01-17-2006, 09:56 PM
Sittin' here playin' my Gibson, Sheraton Gibson
and boy do I wanna go home.

Pete Townsend from 1st solo album(?)

01-17-2006, 09:58 PM
and...Tenessee Flat Top Box RoseAnne Cash(?)

Phil Heffernan
01-17-2006, 10:49 PM
Not to stray from the topic, but I just got my 'WBF-Blues Southern Style' from Chad today, as payback for Half Full...GREAT TUNES, my man :cool: :cool: :cool:

Nothin's better than getting a great mix in the mail to brighten up a January day...

God, I love Music...Tomorrow, I'll put it to the "Car Test'...Does it make me want to speed, and really DRIVE

Thanks again Man, you rock ;)

01-18-2006, 12:10 AM
Diamond Rio...

Ballad Of Conley And Billy
The Proof's In The Picken'

Screamn’ whitewall tires and a guitar by his side
Billy’s got the fever as he rolls on thru the night
Some were born to listen, some were born to play
He was lightning on the highstrings and thunder on the bass


He could play it high, he could play it low
He could make it cry, he could make it moan
He knows when push comes to shove
the proof’s in the pickin’

In a smoky little tavern just off of Bourbon Street
Tobacco stained fingers waited on the down beat
Conley was the master, the undisputed king
He’d ruled the town for thirty years
with an army of six strings


Sometimes after midnight Billy drives through New Orleans
Straight to the French Quarter there’s a man he has to see
The music is a raging like a city that’s on fire
Billy felt just like an altar boy at the feet of a higher power
Conley watched as Billy walked across the room
Opened his case and started a tune
The whole club was silent and the lights were turned down low
Billy stepped up on the stage and Conley whispered “Go son, go …”


Conley held his hand up, no one made a sound
And he handed Bill his old archtop and stepped into the crowd
Billy played it soft, Billy played it sad
Then he made it talk and in came the band
Soon the room was shaking before Billy’s wall of sound
And just a block off Bourbon Street, a new king’s been crowned.


The guitarist for Diamond Rio(Jimmy Olander) has this strange hack and chop style of picking that you can tell he knows what he is doing yet it sounds rough around the edges but fitting nonetheless.Different sound but I like it. Hadn't remembered this song until this thread.

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Phil Heffernan
01-18-2006, 12:18 AM
Did any body mention 'Dueling Banjos' ?

Or "Devil Went Down To Georgia"...

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01-18-2006, 02:16 AM
SRV's "They Call Me Guitar Hurricane"

Don't know if it is his song. I just know it being played by him.

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01-18-2006, 07:10 AM
Great song selection for me to choose from.

PHil, hope you enjoy Blues Southern Style as much as I've enjoyed yours.


Joe (SoCal)
01-18-2006, 07:13 AM
From: Songs about guitars thread


Originally posted by Phil Heffernan:
Not to stray from the topic, but I just got my 'WBF-Blues Southern Style' from Chad today, as payback for Half Full...GREAT TUNES, my man :cool: :cool: :cool:

Nothin's better than getting a great mix in the mail to brighten up a January day...

God, I love Music...Tomorrow, I'll put it to the "Car Test'...Does it make me want to speed, and really DRIVE

Thanks again Man, you rock ;)

01-18-2006, 07:17 AM
Morning Joe. I saw where Phil recieved his CD after I bumped the other thread. Joe, get Phil to let you listen to it. I love that mix.

I wish I could burn a bunch and send them out, but alas I cannot.


Phil Heffernan
01-18-2006, 09:10 AM
Hey Chad

How about that fellow, Sonny Landreth? He's a Louisiana boy, and plays one smokin geetar...If anyone can pick up the mantle of Stevie Ray Vaughn, this guy is the one...


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