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On this page, you find a link to the lyrics of every song covered in the step by step guitar courses.

As well as the lyrics, there are also official music videos, live performances and cover versions.

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1234 – Feist

1234One, two, three, four
Tell me that you love me more
Sleepless long nights
That is what my youth was for

For complete lyrics, go to 1234 lyrics.


A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

A Change Is Gonna ComeI was born by the river in a little tent
And just like that river I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

For complete lyrics, go to A Change Is Gonna Come lyrics.


Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Ain't No SunshineAin’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
She always gone too long anytime she goes away

For complete lyrics, go to Ain’t No Sunshine lyrics.


American Pie – Don McLean

American PieA long long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while

For complete lyrics, go to American Pie lyrics.


Angel Eyes – Frank Sinatra

Angel EyesTry to think that love’s not around
But it’s uncomfortably near
My old heart ain’t gaining no ground
Because my angel eyes ain’t here

For complete lyrics, go to Angel Eyes lyrics.


Angels – Robbie Williams

AngelsI sit and wait
Does an angel
Contemplate my fate?

Do they know
The places where we go
When we’re grey and old

For complete lyrics, go to Angels lyrics.


Angie – The Rolling Stones

AngieAngie, Angie
When will those clouds all disappear?
Angie, Angie
Where will it lead us from here?

For complete lyrics, go to Angie lyrics.


Arthur’s Theme – Christopher Cross/Burt Bacharach

Arthurs ThemeOnce in your life you’ll find her
Someone who turns your heart around
And next thing you know you’re closing down the town

For complete lyrics, go to Arthur’s Theme lyrics.


Baby Won’t You please Come Home – Bessie Smith

Baby Wont You Please Come HomeBaby won’t you please come home
‘Cause your mama’s all alone
I have cried in vain, never no more to call your name

For complete lyrics, go to Baby Won’t You please Come Home lyrics.


Babylon – David Gray

BabylonFriday night I’m going nowhere, all the lights are changing green to red
Turning over TV stations, situations running through my head
Well looking back through time, you know it’s clear that I’ve been blind, I’ve been a fool
To ever open up my heart to all that jealousy, that bitterness, that ridicule

For complete lyrics, go to Babylon lyrics.


Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

BeautifulEvery day is so wonderful
Then suddenly, it’s hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed

For complete lyrics, go to Beautiful lyrics.


Blackbird – The Beatles

blackbirdBlackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

For complete lyrics, go to Blackbird lyrics.


Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan

Blowin In The WIndHow many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes and how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?

For complete lyrics, go to Blowin’ In The Wind lyrics.


Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

Breakfast at Tiffany'sYou’ll say, we’ve got nothing in common
No common ground to start from
And we’re falling apart

For complete lyrics, go to Breakfast At Tiffany’s lyrics.


Cannonball – Damien Rice

cannonballStill a little bit of your taste in my mouth
Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt
It’s still a little hard to say, what’s going on

For complete lyrics, go to Cannonball lyrics.


Close To You – Carpenters

Close to YouWhy do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

For complete lyrics, go to Close To You lyrics.


Creepin’ In – Norah Jones

Creepin inThere’s a big ol’ hole
That’s goes right through the sole
Of this old shoe
And the water on the ground
Ain’t got no place else its found
So it’s only got one thing left to do

For complete lyrics, go to Creepin’ In lyrics.


Don’t Wait Too Long – Madeleine Peyroux

Don't Wait Too LongYou can cry a million tears
You can wait a million years
If you think that time will change your ways
Don’t wait to long

For complete lyrics, go to Don’t Wait Too Long lyrics.


Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc

Dreadlock HolidayI was walking down the street
Concentrating on truckin’ right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright

For complete lyrics, go to Dreadlock Holiday lyrics.


Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mama Cass

Dream A Little Dream Of MeStars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper, “I love you”
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me

For complete lyrics, go to Dream A Little Dream Of Me lyrics.


The Drugs Don’t Work- The Verve

The Drugs Dont WorkAll this talk of getting old
It’s getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I’m comin’ down

For complete lyrics, go to The Drugs Don’t Work lyrics.


Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys

Empire State of MindGrew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes
Noise was always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that’s what they say
Seeing my face in lights or my name on marquees found down on Broadway

For complete lyrics, go to Empire State Of Mind lyrics.


Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

Fast CarYou got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere

For complete lyrics, go to Fast Car lyrics.


Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

Hey There DelilahHey there Delilah what’s it like in New York City
I’m a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty, yes you do
Times Square can’t shine as bright as you, I swear it’s true

For complete lyrics, go to Hey There Delilah lyrics.


I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles

I Can't Stand The RainI can’t stand the rain
Against my window
Bringing back sweet memories

For complete lyrics, go to I Can’t Stand The Rain lyrics.


I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley

I Shot The SheriffI shot the sheriff
But I didn’t shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh!
I shot the sheriff
But I didn’t shoot no deputy, ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.

For complete lyrics, go to I Shot The Sheriff lyrics.


I Wish – Stevie Wonder

I WishLooking back on when I was a little nappy headed boy
Then my only worry was for Christmas what would be my toy
Even though we sometimes would not get a thing
We were happy with the joy the day would bring

For complete lyrics, go to I Wish lyrics.


I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

I'm YoursWell you done, done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
And now I’m trying to get back

For complete lyrics, go to I’m Yours lyrics.


Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

Kiss MeKiss me out of the bearded barley,
Nightly , beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, swing the spinning step
You’ll wear those shoes and I will wear that dress

For complete lyrics, go to Kiss Me lyrics.


Last Request – Paolo Nutini

Last RequestSlow down, lie down
Remember it’s just you and me
Don’t sell out, bow out
Remember how this used to be

For complete lyrics, go to Last Request lyrics.


Mad World – Tears For Fears

Mad WorldAll around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere

For complete lyrics, go to Mad World lyrics.


One More Cup Of Coffee – Bob Dylan

One More Cup Of CoffeeYour breath is sweet
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
Your back is straight your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie

For complete lyrics, go to One More Cup Of Coffee lyrics.


Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Over The RainbowSomewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

For complete lyrics, go to Over The Rainbow lyrics.


Red – Daniel Merriweather

RedAnd I’m alright
Standing in the streetlights here
Is this meant for me
My time on the outside is over

For complete lyrics, go to Red lyrics.


Redemption Song – Bob Marley

Redemption SongOld pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit

For complete lyrics, go to Redemption Song lyrics.


Rewind – Paolo Nutini

RewindPicking up the pieces
Of the wreck you went and left
And I’m dealing with dilemmas
In my now so stressful life

For complete lyrics, go to Rewind lyrics.


Robin Hood – Ocean Colour Scene

Robin HoodWhen you’re starting to choke take some pills with your coke
It’s inspirational
When your life is a mess light one more cigarette
It’s so logical

For complete lyrics, go to Robin Hood lyrics.


Roxanne – The Police

RoxanneRoxanne
You don’t have to put on the red light
Those days are over
You don’t have to sell your body to the night

For complete lyrics, go to Roxanne lyrics.


Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkel

Scarborough FairAre you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

For complete lyrics, go to Scarborough Fair lyrics.


The Scientist – Coldplay

The ScientistCome up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart

For complete lyrics, go to The Scientist lyrics.


Starman – David Bowie

StarmanDidn’t know what time it was and the lights were low
I leaned back on my radio
Some cat was layin’ down some rock ‘n’ roll, ‘lotta soul he said

For complete lyrics, go to Starman lyrics.


Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks

Sunny AfternoonThe tax man’s taken all my dough
And left me in my stately home
Lazing on a sunny afternoon

For complete lyrics, go to Sunny Afternoon lyrics.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream

Sunshine Of Your LoveIt’s getting near dawn
When lights close their tired eyes
I’ll soon be with you my love
To give you my dawn surprise
I’ll be with you darling soon
I’ll be with you when the stars start falling

For complete lyrics, go to Sunshine Of Your Love lyrics.


Take Me To The River – Al Green

Take Me To The RiverI don’t know why I love you like I do
After all these changes that you put me through
You stole my money and my cigarettes
And I haven’t seen hide nor hair of you yet

For complete lyrics, go to Take Me To The River lyrics.


Talking About A Revolution – Tracy Chapman

Talking About A RevolutionDon’t you know
They’re talkin’ bout a revolution
It sounds, like a whisper

For complete lyrics, go to Talking About A Revolution lyrics.


Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

Tears In HeavenWould you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven

For complete lyrics, go to Tears In Heaven lyrics.


Tenderness – Paul Simon

TendernessWhat can I do, what can I do
Much of what you say is true
I know you see through me
But there’s no tenderness
Beneath your honesty

For complete lyrics, go to Tenderness lyrics.


Time Of Your Life – Green Day

Time of Your LifeAnother turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time

For complete lyrics, go to Time Of Your Life lyrics.


Whistle For The Choir – The Fratellis

Whistle For The ChoirWell it’s a big big city and it’s always the same
Can never be too pretty, tell me your name
Is it out, of line, if I were simply bold to say: Would you be mine?

For complete lyrics, go to Whistle For The Choir lyrics.


Why Don’t You Do Right? – Peggy Lee

Why Don't You Do RightYou had plenty money, 1922
You let other women make a fool of you
Why don’t you do right, like some other men do?
Get out of here and get me some money too

For complete lyrics, go to Why Don’t You Do Right? lyrics.


Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Wish You Were HereSo, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail
A smile from a veil
Do you think you can tell

For complete lyrics, go to Wish You Were Here lyrics.


Wonderwall – Oasis

WonderwallToday is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow realised what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Backbeat the word was on the street that the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before but you never really had a doubt
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

For complete lyrics, go to Wonderwall lyrics.


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