songs with the g, c, d, and em chords


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04-12-2006, 10:07 PM
does anyone know any songs that only have the g, c, d, and em chords in it? im teaching a student and i need a songn for his first lesson. thanks.

Cone 21
04-12-2006, 10:13 PM
Time of Your Life - Green Day

04-12-2006, 10:14 PM
polly by nirvana, knockin on heavens doors but i believe there is a A or A minor chord in there i dont know but there are plenty of those songs out

04-12-2006, 10:15 PM
time of your life! brilliant! i forgot about that one. thanks.

04-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

04-12-2006, 10:21 PM
simplest of all
Nirvana - About a Girl

Punk as atticus
04-12-2006, 10:22 PM
patience by guns n roses

04-12-2006, 10:29 PM
Wish You Were Here has an Am thrown in, but that's a good choice.

04-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Last Kiss, Numb, Bad Day, and about 4 million other songs.

04-13-2006, 04:10 AM
"Sweet Home Alabama" is very easy and is a good song for a beginner to start with.

04-13-2006, 01:28 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd's "All I can do is write about it"

Its very simple strumming, and is only G C D Em

Dirk Gently
04-13-2006, 01:29 PM
Disarm, by Smashing Pumpkins (there are a couple embellishments or variations in the actual version that can be ignored and still sound authentic) or Zombie, by The Cranberries

04-13-2006, 04:28 PM
Moon river...Hey Baby...Walking Alone - Green day

lovable choices

Zevious Zoquis
04-13-2006, 05:19 PM
Bigger Stones by The Beat Farmers. :)

04-13-2006, 05:22 PM
"paint me a birmingham" - can't remember by whom
"so far away" - staind

The Iron Man
04-13-2006, 05:30 PM
If you check out pickngrins first lesson. He shows a lot of songs with the chords:

G Em C D

04-13-2006, 05:37 PM
Canada, by one of the best (and most under-heard and under-rated bands) ever, Runrig. Go listen to it.

leaping badger
04-13-2006, 05:57 PM
Breakfast At tiffanys by deep blue something i think only uses those chords

04-13-2006, 06:03 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
D C G for the entire song (though just strummed, without the fancy rythm thing happening)

Nirvana - Polly
(in the chorus type thigns a Bb comes in it off as a powerchord?)

04-13-2006, 06:24 PM

He got his song.

04-13-2006, 07:17 PM
Pearl Jam - "Last Kiss" has those exact chords your looking for. it follows the typical I vi IV V formula. plus, it's a really nice classic that he could show off to his parents

04-13-2006, 07:32 PM
Knockin' on Heavens Door
Sweet Home Alabama

04-14-2006, 04:12 AM
Neil Young's "Heart of Gold".

04-14-2006, 04:51 AM
Howie day ( Collide)?
But u gotta put a capo on the 4th fret.
(G D Em C)