Achy Breaky Heart chords and lyrics

by Billy Ray Cyrus

  • Achy Breaky Heart is a country song written by Don Von Tress in 1990. It was originally titled, Don't Tell My Heart and performed by The Marcy Brothers in 1991. This version by Billy Ray Cyrus was released March 23, 1992 from his album - Some Gave All.
  • Music: A Major in 4/4 time at ~122 bpm.
  • Chords: A, E
  • Easy: This is an excellent song for beginners with 2 very easy chords and a whole lotta fun!

Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

Intro: 4/4 ||  A  |  %  |  %  |  %  ||  
 
    A
1. You can tell the world____ You never was my girl
                                      E
   You can burn my clothes  when I'm gone

   Oh you can tell your friends___ Just what a fool I've been
                                         A
   And laugh and joke a-bout me on the phone

    A
2. You can tell my arms___ Go back into the farm
                                       E
   You can tell my feet to hit the floor

   Or you can tell my lips___ To tell my finger-tips
                                           A
   They won't be reach-ing out for you no more

             A
Chorus: But don't tell my heart___ My ach-y break-y heart
                                         E
        I just don't think he'd un-der-stand

        And if you tell my  heart___ My ach-y break-y heart
                                        A
        He might blow up and kill this man___  Oo...

Instr: |  A  |  %  |  %  |  E  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  A  |

    A
3. You can tell your ma___ I've moved to Ark-an-sas
                                      E
   You can tell your  dog to bite my leg

   Or tell your broth-er Cliff___ Whose fist can tell my lip
                                   A
   He nev-er real-ly liked me any-way

         A
4. Or tell your Aunt Lou-ise___ Tell any-thing you please
                                      E
   My-self al-read-y knows I'm not o-kay

   Or you can tell my eyes___ To watch out for my mind
                                      A
   It might be walk-in' out on me to-day

             A
Chorus: But don't tell my heart___ My ach-y break-y heart
                                         E
        I just don't think he'd un-der-stand

        And if you tell my  heart___ My ach-y break-y heart
                                        A
        He might blow up and kill this man___  Oo...

Instr: |  A  |  %  |  %  |  E  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  A  |

             A
Chorus: But don't tell my heart___ My ach-y break-y heart
                                         E
        I just don't think he'd un-der-stand

        And if you tell my  heart___ My ach-y break-y heart
                                        A
        He might blow up and kill this man

        N.C. (no chord)
Chorus: Don't tell my heart___ My ach-y break-y heart

        I just don't think he'd un-der-stand
        
        And if you tell my  heart___ My ach-y break-y heart
                                                      
        He might blow up and kill this man__ Oo...

Instr: |  A  |  %  |  %  |  E  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  A  |
      ...(Oo   -  Oo)

       |  A  |  %  |  %  |  E  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  A  |

A Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

 Right Handed Chord Tabs
           A                  E 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-3-|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3


Left Handed Chord Tabs
          A                  E
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G 
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-3-|---|D 
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets

Billy Ray Cyrus

Born: William Ray Cyrus on Aug 25, 1961 at Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States.
Occupation: Singer songwriter, actor
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
Music Style: Country
Active Years: 1989 - present
Associations: Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Adam Gregory, Mark Collie, Jeffrey Steele and Brother Clyde.

Album - Some Gave All
  • Released in 1992
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums.
  • No. 1 on Canadian Country Albums chart
  • No. 1 on Canadian Albums chart
  • Reached No. 1 in several other foreign countries
  • From 1992-1993, the album had 4 consecutive Top 40 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart.
  • The most successful song on the album was Achy Breaky Heart reaching No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • The album was certified 9 x Platinum in the US in 1996 - sold 20 million copies worldwide.

Achy Breaky Heart Sheet Music - download at Musicnotes.comicon - Piano/Vocal/Guitar - 6 pages.

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