Sweet Home Alabama

Words & Music:

Ronnie Van Zant, Ed King & Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)


There's a full transcription of this in the February 2005 issue of Guitar One and an issue of Guitar World which predates that.


Basic riff [repeat 2x for intro]:

    D          C                   G








D   C              G

Big wheels, keep on turning.

D        C              G

Carry me home to see my kin.

D       C               G

Singing songs about the southland.

D           C          G

I miss Ole 'Bamy once again; and I think it's a sin.


Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her.

Well, I heard ole Neil put her down.

Well, I hope Neil Young will remember,

A southern man don't need him around, anyhow.



Sweet home, Alabama.  Where the skies are so blue.

Sweet home, Alabama.  Lord, I'm coming home to you.


D         C                 G         F   C   D

In Birmingham they love the Gov'nor.  Ooo-ooo-ooo!

Now, we all did what we could do.

Now, Watergate, it does not bother me,

Does your conscience bother you?  Tell the truth!




Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers

And they've been known to pick a tune or two.

Lord, they get me off so much.

They pick me up when I'm feeling blue.  Now, how about you?



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