How to Play Long Haired Country Boy on Guitar

If you want to learn this great song on your guitar. Then read on and you will learn how to play long haired country boy on guitar.

Here is what will be covered in this guitar lesson. How to Play Long Haired Country Boy on Guitar.

  1. How to Play Long Haired Country Boy on Guitar
  2. Intro to Long Haired Country Boy
  3. Chords to Long Haired Country Boy
  4. Strumming pattern to Long Haired Country Boy
  5. Riffs & Fills to Long Haired Country Boy
  6. Bonus Video

So if your ready to learn How to play long haired country boy on guitar. Then grab your guitar and let’s get with it.

How to Play Long Haired Country Boy Intro Solo

This is such a great song and fun to play. This lesson is based loosely off of the Travis Tritt version of this song.

Travis is playing in drop D tuning. I will show you how to play it in standard tuning. Which most beginner guitarists use standard tuning.

The intro starts off like a blues turnaround. To learn more about blues songs click this link. Here is the intro of the song.

You start off with a capo on the 2nd fret. Then from there the capo is the same as the nut of the guitar. So when I’m discussing frets. That’s the count of the frets from the capo.

Start on the 5th fret of the 4th string. Pick frets 5, 6, and 7, on the 4th string. (5th fret from capo). Then you are going to place your 3rd finger on the 4th string at the 7th fret. Place your pinkie on the B string. The second string, at the 7th fret.

What you want to do is hybrid pick the strings. If you are not familiar with hybrid picking. What you do is use your pick and your fingers at the same time.

So with your third finger and pinkie in place. On your fretting hand. At the seventh fret. What you will do is pick the 4th string with your pick, and use your finger to pick the B string. I use my third finger to pick the B string.

You want to pick the 4th string and then 2nd string two times. One after the other, and then pick the 4th string again.

After picking those strings you are going to move down half a step. Which is a fret towards the headstock. Then you want to pick the 4th string at the 6th fret.

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More of the Intro to Long Haired Country Boy

Next move down a half step to the 5th string. And play the 4th and 2nd strings, one at a time. The same as you did on the 7th fret. Then you move up one more fret.

Finally you will end up with your second finger on the 4th fret of the 4th string. With your first finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string. You want to pick the 4th string one time, and the 2nd string one time.

This may be a little different if you are not used to blues turnarounds. So I would recommend breaking it down and taking your time. Until you can play it smooth. Then move on to this next part of the song.

A little recap: You are using your third finger and pinkie on fret’s 7,6,5, When you get to the 4th fret you switch fingers. Now you play the 4th fret with your 2nd finger, and your first finger is placed at the 3rd fret of the B string.

Using the reference of your 2nd finger. The next part of the intro starts on the 5th fret. Which is one fret back from that 2nd finger. What you want to do is place your first finger on the 4th string at the 5th fret.

Pick the 5th string, then place your third finger on the 7th fret of the 4th string, and play the 4th string. Pick that finger up off the fret. Leaving your first finger on the 5th fret of the 4th string. Pick the 4th string again.

After that you are going to move up a string, to the 5th string. Stretch that third finger over to the 7th fret of the 5th string. Then pick the 5th string. Right after that you are going to play the 6th fret, and the 5th fret. It’s pretty quick, frets 7, 6, 5 all on the 5th string.

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Slide to the 3rd fret

Once you get to the 5th fret and have played those note. Slide up to the 3rd fret. Pick that note on the 3rd fret. And move up to the 6th string with your 3rd finger. Play the 5th fret of the 6th string. With your first finger covering the 3rd fret of the 6th string. Play the 6th string. Last play the open A string. Which is the 5th string.

Long Haired Country Boy Chords

You then want to pick each string. Starting with the 5th string, then the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st strings. But wait! You need to have your hand set up for the D chord first. Let me show the chords that we will be using.

The chords that we will be using are the D A and G Major chords. Remember these are the shapes of the chords. But since we are using a capo the actual chords are different. But if you want to learn more about how a capo works. Click the link to whats the use of a guitar capo.

Here are the chord diagrams, and how to place your fingers to play the chords.


D Major Chord

Open D

When playing the D Major open chord you do not want to play the 5th or 6th string.

  • Place your first finger on the 3rd string at the 2nd fret.
  • Put your 2nd finger on first string, at the 2nd fret.
  • Your third finger needs to be on the 2nd string, at the 3rd fret.
  • Play from the 4th string down.

A Major Open Chord Diagram

  • Place your first finger on the 4th string, at the 2nd fret.
  • Put your 2nd finger on the 3rd string, at the 2nd fret.
  • Then your 3rd finger is on the 2nd string, at the 2nd fret.
  • Don’t play the 6th string. Play from the 5th string down.

Click this link if you need a refresher on reading chord diagrams.

The G Major Chord Diagram

The third chord we need to know how to place our fingers is the G Major open chord. Look how to play this chord below.

You can strum all the strings when playing the G chord.

  • Use your first finger at the 2nd fret, on the 5th string.
  • Next place your 2nd finger on the 6th string, at the third fret.
  • Then place your 3rd finger on the first string at the 3rd fret.

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Strumming pattern to Long Haired Country Boy

Now that you know what chords we are going to be playing. Let’s take a look at all the picking that goes on between the chords. All the fill licks and Riffs. We will start where we left off at the beginning of the song.

Place your fingers in position to play the D chord. You then want to pick each string. Starting with the 5th string. Then pick the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st strings. Slow and melodically.

After that you are going to pick the D string. Which is the fourth string. If you need help knowing what the names of the strings are, and how to find the notes. Take a look at the Bootcamp course. Once you have picked the string you are then going to strum the D chord.

Then pick the 5th string, and strum the D chord again. Right after that you are going to hammer on the 5th string. At the 3rd fret. Then pick the 4th string open. Using your 2nd finger pick the 3rd fret of the 5th string again. And then Put your 2nd finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string and pick it. Finally pick the 4th string open.

This is a little tricky. It’s not hard to do just awkward. Practice playing this over and over until you can play it with ease. Here is a hint: When you play the 3rd fret of the 4th string. To make it easier on you. Use your 2nd finger on the 5th string. And then just bend your finger back to play that 4th string too. Release and play the string open.

Then you play the open 4th string. Then your going to play all on the third string. Frets 5, 4, 3. Open 3rd string, and then hammer on the 5th string. Place your finger on that 3rd fret 4th string again, and play that. Then the open 4th string.

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Long Haired Country Boy Acoustic

Travis Tritt plays the song with a Chet Atkins electric guitar. And boy is that a sweat guitar, but take a look at the video. Where Sharon YourGuitarGuide will show you the in’s and outs of playing Long Haired Country Boy Acoustic guitar. And if you like it don’t forget to Subscribe.

Strumming the D Chord

You are going to Pick then strum, pick and strum. You want to pick the bass note and strum. So again you want to pick the 4th string. Strum that D chord. Then pick that 5th string and strum that D chord again.

You also will play that little riff with the hammer on after “Some people say I’m no good, Crazy as a loon”. Time to Hammer on that 5th fret, and pick the 4th string open. Pick the D string and then the D chord.

Next the song moves to the G chord. Where you pick the 6th string, and strum the G chord. Pick the 5th string and strum the G chord. Then there is a little fill that is played on the 5th string. The fill goes like this. Pick the open A string. Then pick frets 1, and 2, on the A string, and go back to the G chord. Picking the 6th string and strumming the G chord.

Pick the 6th string and strum the chord. Then the 5th string and strum the G. Do this 2 times. You are always counting to four.

Quickly

Quickly you go back to the D chord. Picking and strumming, alternating between the 4th and 5th strings. Hammer on the 5th string and pick the D string. Pick and strum the D chord 2 more times. Next you move to the A chord.

Now that you are on the A chord. You want to pick the A string. The 5th string, and strum the A chord.

Then Pick the 4th string and strum the A chord. Do this two times, and then there is a fill. Playing the fill, you want to pick the 5th string. Once your finger is at fret 3, and then at the 2nd fret. Then pick the open A string. Go to the 6th string, and pick the 3rd fret. Alternate Picking the 6th string. 3 times and then pick the open A string.

After that it starts over at the D and you are going to play the riff that you did in the beginning of the song. Where you hammer on the 5th string. At the 3rd fret. Then pick the 4th string open, and pick the 3rd fret of the 5th string again. Pick the 3rd fret of the 4th string, and pick it open.

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Hammer on Fill Lick

When you are on the D chord you are alternating the picking between the 4th string and the 5th string. And also strumming. There is a fill that is through out the song. It is a Hammer on the 5th string, and pick the 4th string. Here is when you play the fill.

You want to play the fill after these parts in the song. Here are the lyrics first fill is after “Crazy as a loon”, the next is “Drunk in the after noon”, “Lay around in the Shade”, “cutting down my rock n roll”, “Worried about my sole”, “Jesus Walked on Water”, “I still believe that’s true”, “while the rich girl wants to flirt”, “while us poor boys go to work”, “Pledge of legions needs another vote”,I ain’t asking no body for nothing”.

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The Outro of Long Haired Country Boy

At the end of the song you go from the D where you pick and strum to the A. Play that fill that we learned earlier on the 5th string. On frets 3, and 2, then go to the 6th string. Play the 3rd fret alternate the picking, and then play the open 4th string.

Hammer on the 5th string. At the 3rd fret. Then pick the 4th string open, and pick the 3rd fret of the 5th string again. Place your finger on the fret. Pick the 3rd fret of the 4th string.

Play the open 4th string. Then your going to play all on the third string. Frets 5, 4, and 3. Open 3rd string, and then hammer on the 5th string. Place your finger on that 3rd fret 4th string again, and play that. Then the open 4th string. And strum the D chord.

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Long Haired Country Boy Chords Travis Tritt

Once you place the capo on the second fret. The chords that are in Travis Tritts version of Long Haired Country Boy are: D G and A. If you need help making these chords and others take a look at the courses. Where you will learn the fundamentals that every guitar player needs to know to play 1000’s of songs.

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Long Haired Country Boy Easy Guitar

This song has a lot of fills between the chords. But if you are a beginner guitar player don’t let this stop you from playing this great song. You can always play the song by playing just the chords.

That’s what makes this song Long Haired Country Boy easy on guitar. You will need a capo to play this song. If you want to play it along with the record. If you don’t have a capo here is a link to the Kyser Capo I recommend and use Kyser. Click here for current pricing on Amazon.

First off we need to know the chords that you will need to play the song. There are three easy open chords. The D, G, and A chords. Click the link If you need to learn how to read a chord chart.

There are other easy songs on guitar that use these chords. Such as Wonderful Tonight and Imagine. Or if you prefer country songs. Take a look at the 15 Country songs on guitar.

Here are the three chords:

Finger position of the D chord

  • Put your first finger on the third string at the second fret.
  • position your second finger on the first string, at the second fret.
  • Your third finger needs to be on the second string, at the third fret.
  • Play from the 4th string down. Don’t play the sixth or fifth strings.

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Position of Fingers when Making the G Chord

  • First finger is at the second fret, on the fifth string.
  • Next place your second finger on the sixth string, at the third fret.
  • Place your third finger on the first string at the third fret.
  • Strum all the strings.

A Chord Finger Placement

  • Place your first finger on the fourth string, at the second fret.
  • Put your second finger on the third string, at the second fret.
  • Then your third finger is on the second string, at the second fret.
  • Don’t play the sixth string. Play from the fifth string down.

The strumming pattern is going to be pick then strum, pick and strum. What you want to do is; When you are playing the D chord. Pick the 4th string and strum the D chord. Then Pick the 5th string and strum the D chord.

This might take a little bit to get the hang of it. When you practice be sure to look at your picking hand more so than your fretting hand. This way you won’t be hitting the wrong strings.

When you play the G chord you want to pick the 6th string and strum the G chord. Then Pick the 5th string and strum the G chord.

Playing the A chord you pick the 5th string and strum the A chord. Next pick the 4th string and strum the A chord again.

Easy Chord Progression to Long Haired Country Boy

The chord progression is D A G D.

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Long Haired Country Boy Lyrics

People say I’m no good crazy as a loon. I used to get stoned every morning
And I still like drinking in the afternoon.
Yeah, kinda like my old blue tick hound. I like to lay around in the shade.

Ain’t got a whole lot of money, but I damn sure got it made. And I ain’t asking nobody for nothing. If I cant get it on my own. If you don’t like the way I’m living. Why don’t you leave this long-haired country boy alone.

Well the Preacher mans talking on the T.V. Cutting down my rock and roll.
He wants me to send a donation. Says he’s worried about my soul.
Now Jesus walked on the water. And I still believe that’s true
Sometimes I think that Jimmy Swaggerd might
Want to do a little walking too.

And I ain’t asking nobody for nothing. If I cant get it on my own
If you don’t like the way I’m living. Why don’t you leave this long-haired country boy alone.

Well a poor girl wants to marry. While the rich girl wants to flirt.
Yeah the rich boy goes to college. While us poor boys go to work.
A drunkard wants another drink of wine.

And the pledge of legions needs another vote.

Bin Laden thinks he can bring us down, Boys and Girls that’s a damn good joke.
cause I ain’t asking nobody for nothing. If I cant get it on my own.
If you don’t like the way I’m living. Why don’t you leave this long-haired country boy alone.

Yes, If you don’t like the way I’m living. Why don’t you leave this long-haired country boy alone. Source