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Maggie May Rod Steward Free, Easy, Accurate & Printable Beginner Guitar Chords & Strumming

Maggie May Chords And Strumming, Rod Stewart

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Did You Know? Maggie May is a mostly true story but Rod Stewart changed the name and named it after '...an old Liverpudlian song about a prostitute'

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Singing The Blues Guy Mitchell Free, Easy, Accurate & Printable Beginner Guitar Chords & Strumming

Singing The Blues Chords And Strumming, Guy Mitchell

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Did You Know? Guy Mitchell's version of Singing The Blues was number 1 in the US for 10 weeks straight. It also reached number 1 in the UK and Australia

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John Lennon, Stand By Me Chords And Strumming

Stand By Me Chords And Strumming, John Lennon

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Did You Know? John Lennon was unable to release the song (and Rock 'n' Roll the album it was from) because producer Phil Spector disappeared with the master recordings. The record company later had to buy them back for $90,000. 

The chord progress in Stand By Me was so common in the 50s and 60s music that it became know as the 'Stand By Me Changes'. 

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Amy MacDonald, This Is The Life Chords And Strumming

This Is The Life Chords And Strumming, Amy MacDonald

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Did You Know? This song was a huge hit internationally reaching number 1 in 10 countries and top 10 in 9 others. Although in the UK it only reached 28 in the charts. 

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Merle Haggard, The Running Kind Chords And Strumming

The Running Kind Chords And Strumming, Merle Haggard

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Did You Know? At one Merle Haggard concert in the US the audience was so into this song and stomping their feet that the balcony collapsed during the song. 

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Buddy Holly, Not Fade Away Chords And Strumming

Not Fade Away Chords And Strumming, Buddy Holly

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Did You Know? Not Fade Away features a variation on the famous Bo Diddley Beat for it's rhythm. Jerry Allison the drummer for the Crickets, first pounded out the beat on a cardboard box during the writing session.

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The Rolling Stones, Play With Fire Chords And Strumming

Play With Fire Chords And Strumming, The Rolling Stones

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Did You Know? Play With Fire only features two Rolling Stones on the recording (Mick and Keith) but was credited to 'Nanker Phelge' which was a collective pseudonym for Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman & Andrew Oldham.

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Roger Miller King Of The Road Chords And Strumming

King Of The Road Chords And Strumming, Roger Miller

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Did You Know? Roger Miller was inspired to write King Of The Road when he was driving and he saw a sign on the side of a barn that said 'Trailers for sale or rent'. It became the first line of the song.

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John Lennon, Working Class Hero Chord And Strumming

Working Class Hero Chords And Strumming, John Lennon

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Did You Know? The John Lennon wrote Working Class Hero about how working class people are being process into the middle classes, into 'the machine'.  To get the perfect take of the song, John Lennon recorded it over 100 times. 

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Gary Jools, Mad World Chords And Strumming

Mad World Chords And Strumming, Gary Jules

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Did You Know? Mad World was originally released 20 years before Gary Jules recorded it, by Tears For Fears the electronic group who wrote the song. 


The one before the last line of the song was originally 'Halargian world' which was a joke reference to a planet the producer had made up. This line was understandably miss heard by Gary Jules who sang it instead as 'enlarge your world'

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