Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” guitar instruction

For many new guitar players Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” is a fun and easy song to learn to play. There are only four chords in the song D-C-G-F. However, many guitarists play Sweet Home Alabama only using D-C-G. The F chord is only played a couple times during the song which gives a break from the D-C-G pattern.

Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” live 1974

“Sweet Home Alabama” was released on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Second Helping album. The song was written by Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Ed King. “Sweet Home Alabama” reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Enjoy Lynyrd Skynyrd performing “Sweet Home Alabama” in 1974 (Hamburg, Germany).