3-Chord Songs

(Alphabetical by genre, then title)

Title     Genre Key

Chords

12-Bar Blues Sheet Music Video Blues A A7, D7, E7
Ode To Joy Sheet Music Video Classical C C, F, G
Aloha 'Oe Sheet Music Video Folk F C, F, G7
Happy Birthday to You Sheet Music Video Folk

F

G

F, C7, Bb

G, D7, C

This Land Is Your Land Sheet Music Video Folk

F

C

F, C7, Bb

C, G, D7

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Sheet Music Video Folk C C, F, G7
When the Saints Go Marching In Sheet Music Video Folk C C, F, G7
You Are My Sunshine Sheet Music Video Folk F F, C7, Bb
Budapest (George Ezra) Sheet Music Video Popular C C, F, G
Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin) Sheet Music Video Popular C C, Dm, F
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) Sheet Music Video Popular F F, C, Bb
I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas) Sheet Music Video Popular

C

G

C, F, Am

G, C, Em

La Bamba (Ritchie Valens) Sheet Music Video Popular

C

C, F, G

Lava (Disney) Sheet Music Video Popular

C

C, F, G7

Lean on Me (Bill Withers) Sheet Music Video Popular C C, F, G
The Twist (Chubby Checker) Sheet Music Video Popular

F

F, Bb, C7

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NOTE: We are aware there are hundreds of traditional folk songs that can be played with three chords. Help us balance out the list by suggesting songs in other genres!