Man Of Constant Sorrow Guitar Tutorial (3 Chord Song on Guitar)

Soggy Bottom Boys - Man Of Constant Sorrow

Man Of Constant Sorrow Guitar Tutorial

Welcome to my Man Of Constant Sorrow Guitar Tutorial which was originally written in 1953 by Carter Stanley. It was made popular again by “The Soggy Bottom Boys” in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (which is actually a modern twist on Homer’s “The Odyssey” which was written almost 3000 years ago!) Anyway, enough history, let’s get down to guitarrin!

The song uses just 3 chords: E, A and B7. They’re all quite easy, and if you need help with them we have some videos that isolate the switch from E to A, A to B7 and E to B7, which you can find here.

The strumming is quite simple too, which makes this a great song for beginners. I recommend practicing the chords with downstrokes only (like we do in the video) until you can really nail the switching before trying to conquer the strumming.