Gotta' Lotta' Tunes In My Guitar
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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Gotta lotta tunes in my guitar
Pretty little tunes in my guitar
Gotta lotta tunes in my guitar
But I haven't got a maid to sing to
Haven't got a maid to cling to
Haven't got a maid to serenade
Gotta lotta songs about the moon
Pretty little tunes about the moon
Gotta lotta songs that I can croon
But I haven't any one to hum to
Haven't any one to strum to
Haven't got a maid to serenade
Somewhere there must be someone
Who'll be my honeycomb
If I could find that someone
My songs would have a home
And I would strum
A lotta tunes on my guitar
Pretty little tunes on my guitar
Gotta lotta tunes in my guitar
Wish I had a little maid to sing to
Had a little maid to cling to




Had a little maid to serenade
Wish I had a little maid to serenade.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Jimmie Rodgers's song Gotta' Lotta' Tunes In My Guitar convey the sentiment of a musician who has a wealth of songs and melodies but lacks a significant other to share them with. The song follows the classic theme of loneliness, which is something of a recurring motif in love songs. The persona in the song seems to be a man who is passionate about music and has found solace in his guitar, but he is unable to find someone who shares his interest in music. He longs for a woman to sing to, and he wishes he had a "honeycomb" who appreciated his songs and could give him an audience.


The song's message is one that is universally relatable, especially to those who are musicians themselves or have ever been creative in any way. It conveys the feeling of wanting to share your hard work and creativity with someone else and the loneliness that comes with not being able to do so. To the persona in the song, music seems to be his way of sending out a message to the world and his plea for human connection, but he is unable to find the right person to connect with.


Line by Line Meaning

Gotta lotta tunes in my guitar
I have many songs that I've written and can play on my guitar


Pretty little tunes in my guitar
My songs are pleasant and easy on the ears


But I haven't got a maid to sing to
I don't have anyone special to perform my songs for


Haven't got a maid to cling to
I don't have anyone to hold close while I play my songs


Haven't got a maid to serenade
I don't have anyone to sing my songs to romantically


Gotta lotta songs about the moon
Many of my songs are about the moon


Pretty little tunes about the moon
My moon songs are lovely and pleasing


Gotta lotta songs that I can croon
I have many songs that are well-suited to my singing voice


But I haven't any one to hum to
There's no one around to hum along with my songs


Haven't any one to strum to
I don't have anyone to accompany me on another instrument


Somewhere there must be someone
I believe that there is someone out there for me


Who'll be my honeycomb
Someone who will be my confidant, my love, and my friend


If I could find that someone
If I were able to find that special someone


My songs would have a home
My songs would find meaning and purpose if I had someone to play them for


And I would strum
I would play my guitar frequently and passionately


Wish I had a little maid to sing to
I really wish that I had someone to play my songs for and sing to


Had a little maid to cling to
I long for someone to hold close while I play my music


Had a little maid to serenade
I yearn to serenade someone special with my songs




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: CREATORE, LUIGI, HOFFMAN, AL, MANNING, DICK, MARKWELL, MARK, PERETTI, HUGO E

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Warrior Star

Extremely catchy. He's lucky to be the son of Hank Snow.

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