2000 Miles – The Pretenders
This is a simple but tastefully arranged Christmas song that avoids most of the excesses typical of Christmas music. It’s one of those ones no-one thinks they know, and then they hear it and they actually do. It has THREE CHORDS, which you already know – G, C and D. The original uses variations on these chords, Cadd9 and Dsus2. These are not any harder, and depending where you’re at with your playing you can play the three string versions by just ignoring the bottom three strings on the chord diagrams below. It has a really nice riff which runs all the way through too, and has a lilting rhythm. The arrangement makes effective use of changing the section lengths in the second half to disrupt our expectation of what’s going to happen next, which prevents a quite simple repeating chord structure from being boring.