Great Songs For Crappy Players

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    i have long lamented my utter lack of talent, and lack of stick-to-itveness, for guitar playing. Then tonight, watching a PBS pledge break oldies show, my wife remarked “ you never play Angel Baby for me any more”. I was lucky in that back in my band days, 3-chord, simple C, Am,F,G, elementary blues progressions and the like would carry you through, and you’d have a passable set list of current and more recent oldies.

    I tuned up the old Gretsch, and ran through Angel Baby, my wife and I swapping falsettos in emulation of Rosie, whom I learned, passed away in March of 2017. Great fun.

    Instead of being frustrated as I usually am trying to play more modern, complex stuff, I really enjoyed it for a change, and set me to thinking about good (usually, but not necessarily old) songs with simple chords and easy progressions like, well, Angel Baby, a real classic powerhouse, the charm of which is partially due to the fact that it was so unpolished and amateurish.

    What other songs fit this bill?

     
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    I always thought 'Angel Baby' was done by Alvin and the chipmunks!
     
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    Sunday Morning in D is fun to play... as long as you can throw a Bm in...;)
     
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    Stand by me.. I like a later ver, but, nice.

    G..Em..C..G...D..
     
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    Amy by Pure Prairie League: Verse: A, G, D, A ||, Chorus: D, C, D, C, E

    Lots of blues songs are pretty basic:
    Jesus Left Chicago: G, G/C, C, A, G
    Love in Vain (and a whole lot of other Robert Johnson numbers like Kind Hearted Woman): (long) A, A7 || D7, E7, A
    Add embellishments as desired.
    (Yeah, not exactly, but close enough to start and fake it from there.)

    And I am a crappy player - and singer to boot.
     
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    Crappy player here, too........My wife loves to belt 'em out...she and I do:
    Willin'
    Dixie Chicken
    Piece of my heart
    Don't let me be lonely tonight
    Hard Times
    Knock on Wood
    Try a Little Tenderness
    Can't Find My Way Home
     
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