Campfire Songs

Nothing beats some sweet acoustic tunes on guitar around the campfire.  Singers and strummers of all ages can join in. Here are some songs to enjoy around the campfire with guitar tutorials by YouTube guitar teacher Marty Schwartz. I’ve never met Marty, but he’s sure taught me a lot about playing guitar. Thanks Marty!

Play these guitar tunes as fancy or simple as you like. You can use the tutorials to just learn the chords and strums, or you can include all the fancy finger picking too. It’s up to you!

1.  American Girl by Tom Petty

2.  Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce

3.  Big Hard Sun by Eddie Vedder

4.  Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

5.  Country Roads by John Denver

6.  Do You Remember by Jack Johnson

7.  Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

8.  Dust in the Wind by Kansas

9.  Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison

10.  Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

11.  Help by The Beatles

12.  Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles, Part One & Part Two

13.  I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash

14.  If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out by Cat Stevens

15.  In My Life by The Beatles

16.  Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

17.  Last Kiss by Pearl Jam

18.  Let it Be by The Beatles

19.  No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley

20.  Norwegian Wood by The Beatles

21.  Old Man by Neil Young

22.  Redemption Song by Bob Marley

23.  Ripple by The Grateful Dead

24.  Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

25.  Somewhere Over the Rainbow-Ukele-ish Style

26.  Stand By Me by Ben E. King

27.  Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

28.  Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

29.  Twenty One Guns by Green Day

30.  Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi

31.  When September Ends by Green Day

32.  Wild World by Cat Stevens

33.  With or Without You by U2

34.  Bonus: Jack Johnson on learning guitar and singing Cat Stevens with his family.

What campfire songs do you like to sing and play on guitar? Let us know in the comments section.

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