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How to Play Even Though We Ain’t Got Money Chords on Guitar

“Even Though We Ain’t Got Money” is a popular song written by Kenny Loggins and recorded by various artists, such as Loggins and Messina, Anne Murray, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The song is also known as “Danny’s Song”, as it was written for Loggins’ brother Danny, who was expecting his first child. The song expresses the joy of love and family, even without material wealth.

The song is easy to play on guitar, as it uses mostly basic chords and a simple strumming pattern. In this article, we will show you how to play the song in different versions and keys, using the chords and tabs from the web search results.

Chords

[Verse]
 
D                 C              Bm                    E7
PEOPLE SMILE AND TELL ME I'M THE LUCKY ONE, AND WE'VE JUST BEGUN,
                 A
THINK I'M GONNA HAVE A SON.
D              C               Bm                 E7
HE WILL BE LIKE SHE AND ME, AS FREE AS A DOVE, CONCEIVED IN LOVE,
               A
SUN IS GONNA SHINE ABOVE.
 
 
[Chorus]
 
G                   A              D             Bm
AND EVEN THOUGH WE AIN'T GOT MONEY, I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YA HONEY,
    G                A                D      Bm
AND EVERYTHING WILL BRING A CHAIN OF LOVE.
G                   A          D                       C
AND IN THE MORNING WHEN I RISE, YOU BRING A TEAR OF JOY TO MY EYES,
    Bm      E7    A
AND TELL ME EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT.
 
 
[Verse]
 
D                   C             Bm          E7
SEEMS AS THOUGH A MONTH AGO I WAS BETA CHI,  NEVER GOT HIGH,
              A
OH, I WAS A SORRY GUY.
D                   C                  Bm
AND NOW A SMILE, A FACE, A GIRL THAT SHARES MY NAME,
          E7                                       A
NOW I'M THROUGH WITH THE GAME, THIS BOY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
 
 
[Chorus]
G                   A              D             Bm
AND EVEN THOUGH WE AIN'T GOT MONEY, I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YA HONEY,
    G                A                D      Bm
AND EVERYTHING WILL BRING A CHAIN OF LOVE.
G                   A          D                       C
AND IN THE MORNING WHEN I RISE, YOU BRING A TEAR OF JOY TO MY EYES,
    Bm      E7    A
AND TELL ME EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT.
 
 
[Verse]
D               C         Bm              E7
PISCES, VIRGO RISING IS A VERY GOOD SIGN, STRONG AND KIND,
                A
AND THE LITTLE BOY IS MINE.
D            C                 Bm                        E7
NOW I SEE A FAMILY WHERE THERE ONCE WAS NONE, NOW WE'VE JUST BEGUN,
                   A
YEAH, WE'RE GONNA FLY TO THE SUN.
 
 
[Chorus]
G                   A               D             Bm
AND EVEN THOUGH WE AIN'T GOT MONEY,  I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YA HONEY,
    G                A                D      Bm
AND EVERYTHING WILL BRING A CHAIN OF LOVE.
G                   A          D                       C
AND IN THE MORNING WHEN I RISE, YOU BRING A TEAR OF JOY TO MY EYES,
    Bm      E7    A
AND TELL ME EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT.
 
 
[Verse]
D                     C                Bm         E7
LOVE THE GIRL WHO HOLDS THE WORLD IN A PAPER CUP, DRINK IT UP,
                      A
LOVE HER AND SHE'LL BRING YOU LUCK.
    D                C                       Bm
AND IF YOU FIND SHE HELPS YOUR MIND, BUDDY, TAKE HER HOME,
           E7                            A
DON'T YOU LIVE ALONE, TRY TO EARN WHAT LOVERS OWN.

Anne Murray Version

The most successful cover of the song was by Anne Murray, who released it in 1972 on her album Danny’s Song. The song reached number one on the Canadian charts and number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song is in the key of C major, and uses a capo on the fourth fret. The chords are:

C Bb Am D7 G F C/B

The strumming pattern is:

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & D D U D U D U

The chorus goes like this:

F G C C/B Am And even though we ain’t got money F G C C/B Am I’m so in love with you honey F G C And everything will bring a chain of lo-o-ove Bb Am D7 G C F C And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Version

Another notable cover of the song was by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who released it in 1975 on their album Symphonion Dream. The song is in the key of G major, and does not use a capo. The chords are:

G F Em Am7 C D

The strumming pattern is:

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & D D U D U D U

The chorus goes like this:

C D G Em And even though we ain’t got money C D G Em I’m so in love with ya honey C D G F And everything will bring a chain of love Em Am7 C And tell me everything is gonna be alright

Conclusion

“Even Though We Ain’t Got Money” is a classic song that celebrates love and happiness over material possessions. It is easy to play on guitar, as it uses mostly basic chords and a simple strumming pattern. You can choose to play the song in different versions and keys, depending on your preference and skill level. We hope this article helped you learn how to play the song on guitar. Have fun!

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