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4 Hank Williams Songs that Are Only 3 Chords – E A B7

Updated on February 24, 2020
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Aaron Haun has been writing and performing with his guitar for decades. Enjoy this article on playing the guitar.

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4 Hank Williams Songs that Are Only 3 Chords – E A B7

Hank Williams wrote some of the most iconic songs in all of Country music. Many of the songs that he wrote are considered to be “Standards” within the genre. Many of these standards follow similar patterns to Blues or Jazz. The most common standard chord progression is a I IV V progression. The songs that follow this pattern only require 3 chords to be played in any key. Here are 4 Hank Williams I IV V songs that can be played with only 3 chords in the key of E. The chords you need are E A and B7.

E  - 022100
A  - x02220
B7 – x21202

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I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)

Intro:

B7 E 

First Verse:

E
Today I passed you on the street
A            E
And my heart fell at your feet
B7                                E
I can't help it if I'm still in love with you
E
Somebody else stood by your side
A       E
And he looked so satisfied
B7                               E
I can't help it if I'm still in love with you

Second Verse:

A                       E
A picture from the past came slowly stealing
B7                         E
As I brushed your arm and walked so close to you
A                   E
Then suddenly I got that old time feeling
B7                               E
I can't help it if I'm still in love with you

Break:

E
A E
B7 E
E
A E
B7 E

Final Verse:

A                         E
It's hard to know another's lips will kiss you
B7                     E
And hold you just the way I used to do
A                E
Oh, heaven only knows how much I miss you
B7                              E
I can't help it if I'm still in love with you


Mind Your Own Business

Intro:

B7 E

First Verse:

E
If the wife and I are fussin brother that's our right
E
Cause me and that sweet womans got a license to fight
A
Why don't you mind your own business
E
Mind your own business
B7                                     E
Cause if you mind your business then you won't be mindin mine.

Second Verse:

E
Oh the woman on our party lines the nosiest thing
E
She picks up her receiver when she knows it's my ring
A
Why don't you mind your own business
E
Mind your own business
B7                                   E
Cause if you mind your business then you won't be mindin mine.

Break:

E
E
A E
B7 B

Third Verse:

E
I got a little gal that wears her hair up high,
E
the boys all whistle when she walks by.
A
Why don't you mind your own business
E
Mind your own business
B7                                    E
Cause if you mind your business then you won't be mindin mine.

(Repeat Break)

Fourth Verse:

E
If I want to honky tonk around til two or three
E
Now brother that's my headache don't you worry bout me.
A
Why don't you mind your own business
E
Mind your own business
B7                                    E 
Cause if you mind your business then you won't be mindin mine.

(Repeat Break)

Final Verse:

E
Mindin other people's business seems to be high toned
E
I got all that I can do just to mind my own
A
Why don't you mind your own business
E
Mind your own business
B7                                E
If you mind your own business you'll stay busy all the time.

Move It On Over

First Verse:

E
Came in last night at half past ten
E
That baby of mine wouldn't let me in
A
So move it on over move it on over
E
Move it on over move it on over
B7                             E
Move over little dog cause the big dog's moving in

Second Verse:

E
She's changed the lock on my front door
E
My door key don't fit no more
A
So get it on over move it on over
E
Scoot it on over move it on over
B7                             E
Move over skinny dog cause the fat dog's moving in

Third Verse:

E
This dog house here is mighty small
E
But it's better than no house at all
A
So ease it on over move it on over
E
Drag it on over move it on over
B7                         E
Move over old dog cause a new dog's moving in

Break:

E
E
A
E B7 E

Fourth Verse:

E
She told me not to play around
E
But I done let the deal go down
A
So pack it on over move it on over
E
Tote it on over move it on over
B7                         E
Move over nice dog cause a mad dog's moving in

Fifth Verse:

E
She warned me once, she warned me twice
E
But I don't take no one's advice
A
So scratch it on over move it on over
E
Shake it on over move it on over
B7                             E
Move over short dog cause the tall dog's moving in

(Repeat Break)

Sixth Verse:

E
She'll crawl back to me on her knees
E
I'll be busy scratching fleas
A
So slide it on over move it on over
E
Sneak it on over move it on over
B7                         E
Move over good dog cause a mad dog's moving in

Final Verse:

E
Remember pup, before you whine
E
That side's yours and this side's mine
A
So shove it on over move it on over
E
Sweep it on over move it on over
B7                         E
Move over cold dog cause a hot dog's moving in

This song actually only requires 2 chords.

Honky Tonkin'

First Verse:

E
When you are sad and lonely and have no place to go
E
Call me up sweet baby and bring along some dough
E
And we'll go Honky Tonkin Honky Tonkin
E
Honky Tonkin Honey Baby
E         B7           E
We'll go Honky Tonkin around this town.

Break:

E
E
E
E
E B7 E

Second Verse:

E
When you and your baby have a fallin out
E
Just call me up sweet mama and we'll go steppin out
E
And we'll go Honky Tonkin Honky Tonkin
E
Honky Tonkin Honey Baby
E        B7            E
We'll go Honky Tonkin around this town.

(Repeat Break)

Third Verse:

E
We're going to the city to the city fair
E
If you go to the city then you will find me there
E
And we'll go Honky Tonkin Honky Tonkin
E
Honky Tonkin Honey Baby
E        B7             E
We'll go Honky Tonkin around this town.

(Repeat Break)

Final Verse:

E
And we'll go Honky Tonkin Honky Tonkin
E
Honky Tonkin Honey Baby
E        B7             E
We'll go Honky Tonkin around this town.


Enjoy playing these four simple Hank Williams songs that only require 3 chords and are all in the key of E.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Aaron Haun

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