The Ultimate Capo Song List for Guitar Players

Years ago when I first starting playing guitar, I heard Hear Comes the Sun by the Beatles and was immediately hooked by the high-pitched beautifully sounding song.

I remember trying to figure the tune out by ear and having no idea how George Harrison played the song. When I finally figured out how he played it, I was hooked on the Capo and all the different tunes that were made specifically for and with the Capo.

Here's a list some classic tunes, some of my favorites, and some others have suggested make this list of songs with capo for guitar.


1st Fret:
"3am" by Matchbox 20
"A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash
"A Message" by Cold Play
"All Of Me" by John Legend
"Alone" by Heart
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
"Cannonball" by Damien Rice
"Clocks" by Coldplay
"Cradle And All" by Ani Difranco
"Diamonds & Rust" by Joan Baez
"End Of The Innocence" by Don Henley
"Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash
"Friday I'm In Love” by The Cure
"Further On Up The Road" by Bruce Springsteen
"I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash
"If You Could Only See" by Tonic
"Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
"Night Moves" by Bob Seger
"Nobody's Home" by Avril Lavigne
"Photograph" by Nickelback
"Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2
"Riptide" by Vance Joy
"She's Always A Woman" by Billy Joel
"Today" by Smashing Pumpkins
"The Ice Miner" by Leo Kottke (Open G Tuning)
"Viva La Vida" by Coldplay

2nd Fret:
"Alcohol" by Brad Paisley
"All I Really Want to Do" by Bob Dylan
"Anji" by Simon and Garfunkel
"Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen
"Babel” by Mumford and Sons
"Big Money" by Rush
"Carolina In My Mind" by James Taylor
"Closer to Fine" by Indigo Girls
"Corrina Corrina" by Leo Kottke (Open D Tuning)
"Crooked Teeth" by Death Cab For Cutie
"Dreamin" by Mac DeMarco
"Even His Feet Look Sad" by Leo Kottke (Dropped D Tuning)
"Exit Music (For a Film)" by Radiohead
"Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman
"Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones (Open G Tuning)
"God on our Side" by Bob Dylan
"Green Eyes" by Coldplay
"If I had a $1,000,000.00 Dollars” by Barenaked Ladies
"If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot
"Julia" by The Beatles
"Lawyers, Guns, and Money" by Warren Zevon
"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" by The Beatles
"Nowhere Man" by The Beatles
"Penny Lane" by The Beatles
"Photograph" by Ed Sheeran
"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths
"Satellite" by Guster
"Secrets" by OneRepublic
"Te Veo" by Leo Kottke (Open D Tuning)
"The Cave" by Mumford and Sons (Open D Tuning)
"The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac
"The Guns of Brixton" by The Clash
"The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire
"There Goes the Neighborhood” by Sheryl Crow
"This Is The One" by the Stone Roses
"Thrasher" by Neil Young
"Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show
"Why Ask Why" by Leo Kottke
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot
"Yellow" by Coldplay

3rd Fret:
"32 Flavors" by Ani Difranco
"A Trout Toward Noon" by Leo Kottke
"Angry Anymore" by Ani Difranco (EBBF#BE Tuning)
"Aqualung" by Jethro Tull
"Better Together" by Jack Johnson
"Boom Like That" by Mark Knopfler
“Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp" by Led Zeppelin (Open D tuning)
"Buildings and Bridges" by Ani Difranco
"Collide" by Howie Day
"Colour Me In" by Damien Rice
"Fire and Rain" by James Taylor
"Fix You" by Coldplay
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison
"Hey You” by Pink Floyd
"How's It Going To Be" by 3rd Eye Blind
"Independence Day" by Bruce Springsteen
"Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
"Long Long Long" by The Beatles
"Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem
"Masters of War" by Bob Dylan (Dropped D)
"No Other Way" - Jack Johnson (Dropped D Tuning)
"No Surprises" by Radiohead
"Rocket Man" by Elton John
"Romeo And Juliet" by Dire Straits (Open G Tuning)
"Say It Ain't So" by Weezer
"Simple Twist of Fate" by Bob Dylan - (Open D Tuning - D A D F# A D)
"The Last Unicorn" by America (or Capo 1 by Kenny Loggins)
"The Real Me" by The Who
"Thick As a Brick" by Jethro Tull
"You And I" by Wilco

4th Fret:
"Accordian Bells" by Leo Kottke
"Big Love" by Fleetwood Mac
"Bigmouth Strikes Again" by The Smiths
"Careful" by Guster
"Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan (Dropped C tuning - C A D G B E)
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" by Bob Dylan
"Dynamite" by Taio Cruz
"First Day Of My Life" by Bright Eyes
"From Little Things Big Things Grow" by Paul Kelly
"God's Country" by Ani Difranco (DADGBE Tuning)
"Groove Is In The Heart" by Deee-Lite
"Hey Soul Sister" by Train
"Magic Bus" by The Who
"Mona Ray" by Leo Kottke (Dropped D Tuning)
"Never Going Back Again" by Fleetwood Mac (Dropped D Tuning)
"No Sugar Tonight" by The Guess Who
"Ocean" by John Butler Trio
"One White Duck" by Jethro Tull
"Payphone by" Maroon 5
"Retrograde" by Leo Kottke
"Rings" by Leo Kottke (Dropped D Tuning)
"Small Town" by John Mellencamp
"The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths
"Thorn in My Pride" by Black Crowes (Open G Tuning)
"Walk On The Ocean" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
"You Had Time" by Ani Difranco

5th Fret:
"At Seventeen" by Janis Ian
"Blossom" by James Taylor
"I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" by Bob Dylan
"I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie
"Jesus Etc" by Wilco

"Leave Out All The Rest" by Linkin Park
“Nothingman" by Pearl Jam
"That'll Never Happen No More" by Blind Blake
"Theme From Rick And Bob Report" by Leo Kottke
"Spindrift" by Al Petteway (DADGAD Tuning)
"Under the Milky Way" by The Church
"Waltz for Rebecca" by Al Petteway (DADGAD Tuning)
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones (Open G Tuning)

6th Fret:
"A Better Place A Better Time" by Toh Kay

"Cannonball" by Damien Rice
"I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran
"Slow Cheetah" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Sound Of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel
"Stay" by Lisa Loeb
"World Goes Madly On" by The Weepies

7th Fret:
"Blowin' In The Wind" by Bob Dylan
"Cabron" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
"Hotel California" by The Eagles
"John Barleycorn Must Die" by Traffic (Old English Folk Song)
"Lua" by Bright Eyes
"Midnight Rambler" by The Rolling Stones
"Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel

8th Fret:
"Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin
"Beautiful" by James Blunt

9th Fret:
"If I Had A Boat" by Lyle Lovett



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