Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

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Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd was released in 2011. Along with Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird, this is one of the band’s most popular songs. Since 2013 it has sold 1.3 million digital downloads just since the song was made available to download.

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Key of the Song:

The original key of Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd is in C major.

Guitar Chords for Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Like with Free Bird, there are many individual parts that are more involved than the chords below make it seem. We recommend again looking for a tab to play the famous guitar line opening the song and playing along with the chorus. Otherwise, the chords work great for playing along with the verse and chorus melodies.

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Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd – Lyrics with Chords

[Intro]
 
C  G  Am  Am7 x4
 
 
[Verse 1]
 
     C      G           Am     Am7
Mama told me when I was young
          C       G         Am    Am7
Come sit beside me, my only son
           C      G          Am    Am7
And listen closely to what I say
           C
And if you do this
      G             Am                  Am7
It'll help you some sunny day. Oh Yeah!
 
 
[Interlude]
 
C   G   Am   Gadd11 Am   x2
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
              C    G                 Am     Am7
Oh, take your time... Don't live too fast,
              C   G              Am    Am7
Troubles will come and they will pass.
              C          G                Am    Am7
You'll find a woman, yea yea, you'll find love,
          C
And don't forget son,
         G          Am   Gadd11 Am
There is someone up above.
 
 
[Chorus]
 
         C     G         Am   Gadd11 Am
And be a simple, kind of man.
      C        G                   Am   Gadd11 Am
Oh be something, you love and understand.
          C     G         Am   Gadd11 Am
Baby be a simple, kind of man.
              C              G
Oh, won't you do this for me son,
       Am   Gadd11 Am
If you can?
 
 
[Interlude]
 
C  G  Am  Am7
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
            C   G                    Am    Am7
Forget your lust, for the rich man's gold
             C   G            Am    Am7
All that you need, is in your soul,
            C           G            Am    Am7
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try.
           C               G
All that I want for you my son,
      Am           Gadd11 Am
Is to be satisfied.
 
 
[Chorus]
 
          C     G        Am  Gadd11 Am
And be a simple, kind of man.
      C        G                   Am   Gadd11 Am
Oh be something, you love and understand.
          C     G         Am   Gadd11 Am
Baby be a simple, kind of man.
              C              G
Oh, won't you do this for me son,
       Am   Gadd11 Am
If you can?
 
 
[Solo]
 
C  G  Am  x5
 
 
[Interlude]
 
C  G  Am  Gadd11 Am  x2
 
 
[Verse 4]
 
               C     G              Am       Am7
Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself.
            C     G            Am    Am7
Follow your heart, and nothing else.
               C            G        Am    Am7
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try.
           C               G
All that I want for you my son,
         Am       Gadd11 Am
Is to be satisfied.
 
 
[Chorus]
 
         C     G         Am   Gadd11 Am
And be a simple, kind of man.
      C        G                   Am   Gadd11 Am
Oh be something, you love and understand.
          C     G         Am   Gadd11 Am
Baby be a simple, kind of man.
              C              G
Oh, won't you do this for me son,
       Am   Gadd11 Am
If you can?
 
 
[Outro]
 
          C     G             Am   Gadd11 Am
Baby be a simple, real simple man.
      C        G                   Am   Gadd11 Am
Oh be something, you love and understand.
          C     G         Am
Baby be a simple, kind of man.

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