Songs (1) using just the first 3 chords

Chord set 1

Key of C

C, G7, F

A Little Bitty Tear Let me Down
I Walk the Line
I'll Tell My Ma
Cockles and Mussels (C, G7)
Polly Wolly Doodle (C, G7)
Black Velvet Band
Wild Rover
Putting on the Style
A White Sports Coat
Dance the Night Away (C, G7)
Dream Baby (C, G7)
Lily the Pink (C, G7)
The Mexican Hat Dance (C, G7)
Jambalya (C, G7)
Jamaica Farewell
Moonlight Bay
Oh Susanna
Pick a Bale of Cotton (C, G7)
She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain
Swanee River
The Games People Play
The Mexican Hat Dance
Leaving On a Jet Plane
Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think!)
The Last Thing on my Mind
The Fields of Athenry
Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
Yellow Bird
Brand New Key
Knees Up Mother Brown

And many, many more!
If you have songs to add to this list, please do tell me!

Last updated - 12th March 2013


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for your comment, Rop; yes, that's the general idea! In the words of the song, "Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think! :D

  2. Yes - I'm slow on the uptake - you were suggesting that song! It's there now - thank you! :D

  3. This is a great list of songs that use three chords. Love it! Great blog, Lesley.

    1. Thanks Brett, I'm glad you like it - and really appreciate your comment! I'm really looking forward to getting into your new book!

  4. I'm always on the lookout for 3 chord songs so thanks for putting this list together!

    1. My pleasure, Dave! And I really appreciate your comment, thank you!


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