Pete Seeger – Turn, Turn, Turn (Chords)

Pete Seeger – Turn, Turn, Turn (Chords)

Here’s a song Pete Seeger wrote himself (with a bit of help from Ecclesiastes) in the 1950s. But it became a huge hit when The Byrds covered it in the 60s.

It’s just three chords so not hard to bust out during those many times when you’re gathering stones together.

Suggested Strumming

You can use this as the main pattern:

d – d u

In the chorus: Once for each chord in the first two lines. Then four times for each chord on the last line.

In the verse: Twice for each chord.

Twiddly Bits

In the chorus it sounds good if you replace the first down strum with plucking the C-string.

For example for the Bb you pluck the C-string, second fret then strum twice. Because you stay on the F chord for two goes round I like to pick the E-string the second time.

All together it sounds like this:

Pick and strum


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  1. Gina February 14th, 2014 1:01 pm

    Awesome! thanks

  2. Snacks February 16th, 2014 6:56 am

    every time woodshed you read my mind

  3. Woodshed February 16th, 2014 8:04 am

    Gina: You’re welcome!

    Snacks: Just wait until I start using my mind reading powers for evil!

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