How to Play You’ll Always Be My Baby By Alan Jackson

I learned not to long ago from a friend that there was a new Alan Jackson Album out. So naturally I set out to listen to it. and there was the song. And after hearing it I just had to do a guitar lesson on how to play you’ll always be my baby by Alan Jackson.

Look what you will learn in this: You’ll Always be my Baby guitar lesson.

  • How to Play You’ll Always Be My Baby
  • You’ll Always Be My Baby Chords
  • Arpeggiating the Intro
  • Playing the Verse
  • Pre Chorus & Chorus
  • The Tag Line & Outro
  • Bonus Video: Alan Jackson Guitar Lesson
  • Tab for the guitar lesson

If your ready to learn how to play this great Alan Jackson song. Then grab your guitar and lets get started.

You’ll Always Be My Baby Chords

First let’s look at what chords are in the song. There are 4ar easy chords even though one is a bar chord. I will show you an easier F chord. So if your just starting out and your fingers are not used to playing bar chords. You will still be able to play this song. Take a look at chords to You’ll Always Be My Baby.

How to Play a C Chord

  • Place your first finger on the B string, at the first fret. (2nd string).
  • Your second finger is on the D string. 4th string, at the second fret.
  • Then your third finger is on the 5th string. At the third fret. Which is the A string.
  • When Strumming the C chord. Don’t play the 6th string.

Finger Position for the Am Chord

  • Place your first finger on the 2nd string. The B String, at the 1st fret.
  • Put your second finger on the 4th string, (D string) at the second fret.
  • Then your third finger is on the G string, (3rd string) at the second fret.
  • Strum from the fourth string down.

F Bar Chord Finger Position

  • Your first finger is across all the strings at the First fret. Like a Capo.
  • Place your second finger on the 3rd string. (G string). At the second fret.
  • Then place your third finger on the 5th string. The A string, on the 3rd fret.
  • Under the third finger is your pinkie. Also at the 3rd fret on the 4th string.
  • You can strum all the strings when playing the F Barre Chord.

Playing the Easy F Chord

  • Place your first finger on the first 2 strings, At the first fret. (E & B strings).
  • Then your second finger is on the 3rd string. The G string at the 2nd fret.
  • Your third finger is at the 3rd fret. On the D string. The 4th string.
  • Only play the first 4 strings.

G Chord Finger Position

  • Place your second finger on the 5th string, at the second fret.
  • Third finger on the 6th string, at the third fret.
  • Pinkie on the high E string, the 1st string, at the third fret.
  • Strum all the strings.

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How to Play You’ll Always Be My Baby

Now that you know what chords are in the song. Let me show you how to play the Intro, Verse, Chorus and then the Tag line/ Outro.

The song starts at a slow tempo. You could strum down once on each chord. To play the intro, or you can learn to Arpeggiate the chords. Which sounds a lot harder than it is. Basically to arpeggiate the chord you are playing one string at a time. Instead of strumming the chord. Don’t worry your going to learn it too. And it is easy on this song.

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Arpeggiating the Intro

The songs starts with this chord progression C Am G and F. Let me explain how to arpeggiate the chords. First off you start with the C chord. After positioning your fingers to play the C chord. You are going to pick the strings. 3 2 0 2, on strings A D G D. Then move to the Am chord. Once your fingers are in position play strings. 0 2 2 2. On strings A D G & D. After that position your fingers to play the F Chord and play frets 3 on the D string. 2 on G string, 1 on B string and 2 on the D string. Then move to position your fingers to play the G chord. Play Frets 3 on the low E string. Pick the D string open, and then pick the G and D strings open.

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Playing the Verse

When you play the verse you can either continue to arpeggiate the chords or strum the chords. The song is still at a some what slow tempo. When you strum just use down strums. The chord progression for the verse is C Am F G C Am F G. You play that four times through. Then there is a pre chorus and a chorus.


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Pre Chorus to You’ll Always Be My Baby

The pre chorus is Am and then F and it is played two times through. On the second time it goes to the G chord. Then it goes into the Chorus. There are a couple of ways to play the F chord. Which was discussed earlier. But if you can play the F bar chord it sounds better. As it has more bass to it. But if you are a new guitarist and are not used to playing Bar chords then use that easier F chord. See the previous description how to place your fingers for that easy F chord.


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You’ll Always Be My Baby Chorus

Now your finally strumming the chords. But your only going to use down strums. The chord progression for the Chorus is C AM F G, C Am F G and it repeats. When I play the chorus I use the Easy F chord. It has less lower register notes and sounds better. Then there is another verse, pre chorus and then a Tag line/Outro.

The Tag Line & Outro

The tag line and then the ending of the song. The Tag line is played next. The progression is G C Am F G C. When you get to the C you just strum each string one time going up to the high E string. Then at the end of the song you can hear a cool outro. What you are hearing is played at the 10th fret on the G and high E string. You are going to slide up from the 10th fret of the G string to the 12th fret.

What you want to do is pick the G string while your fretting the 10th fret of the G string. And then slide up to the 12th fret. Then fret the 12th fret of the high E string. And pick that string. Then pick the G string and the high E again.

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Alan Jackson You’ll Always Be My Baby Vevo

This song was released April 16th 2021. Here is the official Vevo Video. After you learn to play this song you will be able to play with the video.

You’ll Always Be My Baby By Alan Jackson Lyrics

First Steps, First words 
Seems like yesterday you were just a girl
Skinned knees, climbing trees
All those memories so close to me

Now your a woman on your own
All in love and nearly gone

But you'll always be my baby 
No matter where you are 
You'll Always be my baby 
forever in my heart

Sixteen,  first car
Twenty one & there's a broken heart
high heels, strong will
In my eyes I see a young child still

And your a woman on your own
All in love and nearly gone 

But you'll always be my baby 
No matter where you are 
You'll Always be my baby 
forever in my heart

So I, say a prayer, every day 
God will guide you as you find your way
You know that I'm near
Anytime my love is always here

Cause you'll always be my baby 
No matter where you are 
You'll Always be my baby 
forever in my heart

forever in my heart
forever in my heart



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