Paulie Ray’s Bluegrass Jam Fake Book

Paulie Ray’s
Bluegrass Jam
Fake Book
Table of Contents
A
Across the Blue Ridge Mountains.........7
All the Good Times...............................8
Amie.....................................................9
Angel From Montgomery....................10
Ashes of Love.....................................11
B
Bad, Bad. Leroy Brown.......................13
Bad Moon Rising.................................14
Ballad of Jed Clampett........................15
Battle of New Orleans.........................16
Big Rock Candy Mountain .................17
Bile Them Cabbage Down..................18
Bill Bailey (Won’t You Come Home)...19
Blowin’ in the Wind.............................20
Blue Moon of Kentucky.......................21
Blue Ridge Cabin Home.....................22
Born to be Wild...................................23
Bye Bye Love......................................24
C
Cabin in Caroline ...............................25
California Blues...................................26
Carrie Brown.......................................27
Casey Jones.......................................28
Chalk Up Another One........................29
City of New Orleans............................30
Clementine (Oh My Darling)................31
Columbus Stockade............................32
Cotton Eyed Joe.................................33
Cripple Creek......................................34
Crying Holy to the Lord.......................35
D
Dance, Dance, Dance.........................37
Dark Hollow.........................................38
Daydream (What a day for a).............39
Day Dream Believer............................40
Dead Flowers......................................41
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright..............42
Down on the Corner............................43
Downtown...........................................44
E
Evil Ways............................................45
F
Feelin’ Groovy.............................................47
Flintstones...................................................48
Folsom Prison Blues...................................49
Footprints in the Snow................................50
Fox on the Run...........................................51
Freight Train................................................52
Friend of the Devil.......................................53
G
Garden Song...............................................55
Gentle On My Mind.....................................56
Ghost Riders in the Sky..............................57
Gilligan’s Island...........................................58
Glendale Train............................................59
Good Lovin’.................................................60
Graveyard Shift...........................................61
Green Acres................................................62
H
Happy Together..........................................63
Have you ever seen the Rain......................64
Heart of Gold..............................................65
Hello Mary Lou............................................66
Henry..........................................................67
Hit Parade of Love......................................68
Hobo Song (The)........................................69
Home on the Range....................................70
Honky Tonk Woman...................................71
Hot Corn, Cold Corn...................................72
How Mountain Girls Can Love....................73
I
I Can See Clearly Now................................75
I Got You Babe...........................................76
I Know You Rider........................................77
I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home..78
I’ll Fly Away.................................................79
I’m A Believer..............................................80
I’m Going Down the Road...........................81
I’m Walking.................................................82
I’ve Just Seen a Face.................................83
If I Had a Hammer......................................84
J
Jambalaya................................................85
Jet Plane..................................................86
John Hardy...............................................87
Joy to the World.......................................88
K
King of the Road......................................89
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door......................90
Knockin’ on Your Door.............................91
L
Lady Madonna.........................................93
Landslide..................................................94
Last Thing on My Mind.............................95
Lay Down Sally.........................................96
Let it Be....................................................97
Letter (The)..............................................98
Life’s Too Short........................................99
Lion Sleeps Tonite (The)........................100
Little Brown Jug......................................101
Little Maggie...........................................102
Long Black Veil......................................103
Lookin’ Out My Back Door......................104
Love Please Come Home......................105
M
Magic Carpet Ride..................................107
Mama Tried............................................108
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo......109
Me and Bobby McGee............................110
Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard...111
Mellow Yellow.........................................112
Midnight Rider........................................113
Moondance............................................114
Moonlight Midnight.................................115
Mountain Dew........................................116
N
Nine Pound Hammer..............................117
No Expectations.....................................118
O
Ohio........................................................119
Old and In the Way................................120
Old Dan Tucker .....................................121
Old Home Place.....................................122
Old Joe Clark.........................................123
Old Slewfoot..........................................124
P
Pallet on Your Floor......................................125
Panama Red.................................................126
Paradise........................................................127
Peaceful Easy Feeling..................................128
Pig in a Pen...................................................129
Proud Mary...................................................130
Q/R
Red River Valley...........................................131
Rhubarb Pie..................................................132
Rocky Top.....................................................133
Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms.................134
S
Salty Dog Blues............................................135
Shady Grove.................................................136
Sittin’ on Top of the World............................137
Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron..........................138
Some Old Day...............................................139
Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot...............................140
T
Teach Your Children.....................................141
Tennessee Stud............................................142
Tennessee Waltz..........................................143
The Things We Said Today..........................144
This Land is Your Land.................................145
Tom Dooley...................................................146
Twist and Shout............................................147
W
Wabash Cannonball.....................................149
Weight (The).................................................150
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again....151
White House Blues.......................................152
Wichita Lineman...........................................153
Wild Horses..................................................154
Will the Circle Be Unbroken..........................155
Willin’ ...........................................................156
XYZ
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere...............................157
You Are What I Am.......................................158
XMAS Tune Specials :
Auld Lang Syne..................................159
Frosty the Snowman..........................160
Jingle Bell Rock .................................161
Let it Snow.........................................162
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree..163
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer........164
Santa Claus is Coming to Town.........165
White Christmas.................................166
Bonus Fiddle Tunes
Big Mon (A)........................................174
Black Jack (B)....................................174
Clinch Mt. Backstep (A)......................174
Crazy Creek (A).................................174
Gnu B-down (A).................................174
Green Mt. Hop (D)..............................175
Lonesome Fiddle (A)..........................175
Pow Wow (A).....................................175
Tequila Mockingbird (A).....................175
Fiddle Tunes
(Chord Progressions)
8 more Miles to Louisville (G).............167
8th of January (A)................................167
Arkansas Traveler (D)........................167
Big Sandy River (A)............................167
Bill Cheatham (A)...............................168
Billy in the Low Ground (A).................168
Blackberry Blossom (G).....................168
Cluck Ole Hen (A)..............................168
Cripple Creek (A)................................168
Dear Old Dixie (G)..............................169
Devil’s Dream (A)...............................169
Down Yonder (G)...............................169
Farewell Blues (C)..............................169
Foggy Mt. Breakdown (A)...................169
Forked Dear (D).................................170
Golden Slippers (G)...........................170
Gold Rush (A)....................................170
Groundspeed (G)...............................170
June Apple (A)...................................171
Liberty (D)..........................................171
Ole Joe Clark (A)...............................171
Pike County Breakdown (A)...............171
Red-Haired Boy (A)...........................171
Rickett’s Hornpipe (D)........................172
Roanoke (G)......................................172
Sally Goodin’ (A)................................172
Sally Ann (A)......................................172
Salt Creek (A).....................................172
Soldier’s Joy (D).................................172
St. Anne’s Reel (D)............................173
Temperance Reel (G)........................173
Turkey in the Straw (A).......................173
Whiskey Before Breakfast (C or D)....173
Great Web Resources:
Bluegrass Song Book:
http://www.holmesburgjam.com/songbook.htm
Bluegrass Net: http://www.bluegrassnet.com/
Chordie. Com
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Across the Blue Ridge Mountains (My Home’s )
1.
G (I)
How can I keep from crying ?
D (V)
G (I)
How can I keep from crying ?
C(IV)
How can I keep from crying ?
D(V)
G
For I never expect to see you anymore
Chorus
My home's across the blue ridge mountains
My home's across the blue ridge mountains
Home's across the blue ridge mountains
And I never expect to see you anymore
2.
Oh, how I hate to leave you
Oh, how I hate to leave you
Oh, how I hate to leave you
For I never expect to see you anymore
Chorus
3.
So goodbye, my little darling
So goodbye, my little darling
So goodbye, my little darling
I never expect to see you anymore
Chorus
Melody starts on B
-7-
All the Good Times
1.
G(I)
C(IV)
G(I)
I wish to the Lord I'd never been born
D(V)
Or died when I was young
G(I)
C(IV)
G(I)
I never would have seen your sparkling blue eyes
D(V) G(I)
Or heard your lying tongue.
CHORUS
All the good time are past and gone
All the good time are o'er
All the good time are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep no more
2.
Don't you see that turtle dove
That flies from pine to pine
He's mourning for his own true love
Just like I mourn for mine
* Refrain
3.
Don't you see that passenger train
Going around the bend?
It's talking away my own true love
To never return again
* Refrain
4.
Come back, come back my own true love
And stay a while with me
For if ever I've had a friend in this world
You've been a friend to me
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-8-
Amie
By Pure Prairie League
A
G
D
A
GD
I can see why you think you belong to me
A
G
D
A
D
I never tried to make you think, or let you see one thing for yourself
C
D
But now you're off with someone else and I'm alone
C
E
You see, I thought that I might keep you for my own
{Refrain}
A
G
D
Amie, what you wanna do
A
G
D
I think I could stay with you
Bm
E
For a while, maybe longer if I do
A
GD
A
GD
Don't you think the time is right for us to find
All the things we thought weren't proper could be right in time
And can you see, which way we should turn, together or alone
I can never see what's right or what is wrong, yeah you take too long to see
{Refrain}
Now it's come to what you want, you've had your way
And all the things you though before just faded into gray
And can you see, that I don't know if it's you or if it's me
If it's one of us I'm sure we both will see, won't you look at me and tell me
{Refrain twice}
I keep falling in and out of love with you
Falling in and out of love with you
Don't know what I'm gonna do
I keep falling in and out of love with you, ooh
/ A - G D / / / A - D - F* - G* - A* /
Melody starts on E
-9-
Angel From Montgomery
By John Prine
CHORUS
D
C
G
D
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
D
C
G
D
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
D
C
G
D
Just give me one thing one thing I can hold on to
D
C
G
D
To believe in this livin' just a hard way to go
1.
D
G
D
G
I am an old man named after my father
D
G
A
D
Now lady is another child who's grown old
D
G
D
G
If dreams were thunder and lightening was desire
D
G
A
D
This old house would have burned down a long time ago
3.
When I was a young man now I was a cowboy
I weren't much to look at but a free ramblin' man
But that was a long time and no matter how much I try
Those years just flow by like a broken down dam.
4.
There's flies in the kitchen Lord I can hear 'em buzzin'
Ain't done nothin' since I woke up today
How the hell can a person go to work in the mornin'
Come home in the evenin' and have nothin' to say?
Melody starts on D
-10-
Ashes Of Love
1.
G
D
Ashes of love cold as ice
G
You made the debt and I'll pay the price
D
Our love is gone there's no doubt
G
Ashes of love the flame burned out
2.
The love light that gleamed in your eyes
Has gone out to my surprise
We said goodbye my heart bled
I can't revive our love, it's dead
3.
I trusted dear our love would stand
Your every wish was my command
My heart tells me I must forget
I loved you then I love yet
Melody starts on B
-11-
-12-
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce
G
Well, the south side of Chicago
A7
Is the baddest part of town.
B7
And if you go down there You better
C
D7
C
G
just beware of a man name of Leroy Brown.
Well, the two men took to fightin'
And when they pulled them from the floor,
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
with a couple of pieces gone.
Out Chorus:
Now, Leroy more than trouble
You see he stand about 'bout six foot four.
All the downtown ladies call him "treetop lover."
All the men just call him "sir."
B7
C
Yes, you were badder than old King Kong
D
C
G
And meaner than a junkyard dog.
Chorus:
G
And he's bad, bad, Leroy Brown,
A7
The baddest man in the whole damn
town.
Melody starts on G
B7
C
Badder than old King Kong
D
C
G
And meaner than a junkyard dog.
Now, Leroy, he a gambler,
and he likes his fancy clothes.
And he likes to wave diamond rings
in front of everybody's nose.
He got a custom Continental.
He got an Eldorado too.
He got a thirty-two gun in his pocket for fun.
He got a razor in his shoe.
(Chorus)
Well, Friday 'bout a week ago,
Leroy's shootin' dice.
And at the edge of the bar sat a girl name of
Doris
and oh, that girl look nice
Well, he cast his eyes upon her
and the trouble soon began.
And Leroy Brown, he learned a lesson 'bout
messin'
with the wife of a jealous man
(Chorus)
-13-
Bad Moon Rising
By Creedance Clearwater Revival
G
D
G
I see the bad moon arisin'
D
G
I see troubles on the way
D
G
I see earth quakes and lightning
D
G
G7
I see bad times today
Chorus
C
G
Well, don't go round tonite-it's bound to take your life
D
C
G
There's a bad moon on the rise
I hear hurricanes a blowin'
I know the end is coming soon
I feel rivers over flowing
I hear the voice araisin' ruin
Don't go round tonite-it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise
Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite well prepared
Looks like we're in for stormy weather
Well now you're thinkin' for a night
Don't go round tonite-it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise
Don't go round tonite-it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise
Melody starts on B
-14-
Ballad of Jed Clampett
G
Am
D
Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed
G
Poor mountaineer or barely kept his family fed
C
C#
Then one day he was shooting at some food
D
G
And up from the ground came a bubbling crude
Oil, that is, black gold, Texas tea
Well the first thing you know old Jed's a millionaire
Kin folk said "Jed, move away from there".
Said "California is the place you ought to be".
So he loaded up the truck and he moved to Beverly
Hills, that is, swimming pools, movie stars
Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Jed and all his kin
They would like to thank you folks for kindly dropping in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heaping helping of their hospitality
Beverly Hillbillies, that's what they call 'em now nice folks.
G
C
D
G
K E double L oh double Good, Kellogg’s best to you
Ya'll come back now, ya hear!
Melody starts on G
-15-
Old Hick-o-ry said we could take em by surprise
If we didn't fire a musket till we looked em in the
eyes
We held our fire till we seed their face well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and really
gave em well..
Battle Of New Orleans
Jimmy Driftwood
G
C
Well, in 18 and 14, we took a little trip
D
G
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty
Missisip
G
C
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
D
G
And we met the bloody British in the town of
New Orleans
Well they ran through the briars and they ran
through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit
couldn't go
They ran so fast the hounds couldn't catch em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
Well we fired our cannons till the barrels melted
down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another
round
C
We filled his head with minie balls and powdered
his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the 'gator lost
his mind
G
We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
D
G
There wasn't nigh as many as there was awhile
ago
G
We fired once more and they began a running
D
G
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
They lost their pants and their pretty shiny coats
And their tails was all a-showin' like a bunch of billy
goats.
They ran down the river with their tongues
a-hanging out
And they said they got a lickin', which there wasn't
any doubt.
C
Well, I seed Marse Jackson come a-walkin'
down the street
G
And a-talkin' to a pirate by the name of Jean
Lafitte;
C
He gave Jean a drink that he brung from
Tennessee,
G
And the pirate said he'd help us drive the British
to the sea.
C
Well the French told An-drew, "You had better
run D
G
For Packenham's a-comin' with a bullet in his
gun."
C
Old Hick-or-y said he didn't give a damn
He's a-gonna whup the britches off of Colonel
Packenham.
Well we marched back to town in our dirty ragged
pants
And we danced all night with the pretty girls from
France;
We couldn't understand 'em, but they had the
sweetest charms
And we understood 'em better when we got 'em in
our arms.
C
Well, the guide who brung the British from the sea
Come a-limping into camp just as sick as he could
be,
He said the dying words of Colonel Packenham
Was, "You better quit your foolin' with your cousin
Uncle Sam."
Well, we looked down the river and we seed the
British come
And there must have been a hundred of them
beating on the drum
They stepped so high and they made their
bugles ring
While we stood behind our cotton bales and
didn't say a thing
Well, we'll march back home, but we'll never be
content
Till we make Old Hick'ry the people's president.
And every time we think about the bacon and the
beans
We'll think about the fun we had way down in New
Orleans.
Melody starts on B
-16-
Big Rock Candy Mountain
G
One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning
Down the track came a hobo hiking and he said boys I'm not turning
C
G
C G
C
G
D
I'm headin’ for a land that's far away beside the crystal fountains
G
C
G
C
G
D
G
So come with me we'll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains
G
C
G
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains there's a land that's fair and bright
C
G
A
D
Where the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
G
C
G
Where the boxcars are all empty and the sun shines every day
C
G
C
G
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
C
G
C
G
Where the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
D
G
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains all the cops have wooden legs
And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft boiled eggs
The farmer's trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay
Oh, I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow
Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains you never change your socks
And the little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too
You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin
And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
There ain't no short handled shovels, no axes saws or picks
I'm a goin to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
I'll see you all this coming fall in the Big Rock Candy Mountains
(Sometimes the intro is played as G /C/G/C)
Melody starts on G
-17-
Bile Them Cabbage Down
G
C
Went up on the mountain
G
D
Just to give my horn a blow
G
C
Thought I heard my true love say
G
D
G
Yonder comes my beau
Refrain (between each verse)
Bile them Cabbage down
Turn them hot cakes round
The only song that I can sing
Is bile them cabbage down
2.
Took my gal to the blacksmith shop
To have her mouth made small
She turned around a time or two
And swallowed shop and all
Possum in a Simmon tree
Raccoon on the ground
Raccoon says you son-of-a-gun
Shake some Simmon's down
Someone stole my old 'coon dog
Wish they'd bring him back
He chased the big hogs through the fence
And the little ones through the crack
Met a possum in the road
Blind as he could be
Jumped the fence and whipped my dog
And bristled up at me
Once I had an old gray mule
His name was Simon Slick
He'd roll his eyes and back his ears
And how that mule would kick
How that mule would kick
He kicked with his dying breath
He shoved his hind feet down his throat
And kicked himself to death
Melody starts on B
-18-
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?
G
Won’t you come home, Bill Bailey, won’t you come home?
G
Fdim D7
I’ve moaned the whole night long.
D7
I’ll do the cookin’, honey, I’ll pay the rent.
D7
G
I know I done you wrong.
G
Remember that rainy evenin’ I threw you out,
G
Fdim
Am
With nothin’ but a fine tooth comb?
C
Case management
G
E7
You know I’m to blame; now, ain’t it a shame?
A7
D7
G7
Bill Bailey, won’t you please come home
Melody starts on D
-19-
Blowin’ In the Wind
by Bob Dylan
1.
G
C
G
How many roads must a man walk down
C
G
D
Before they call him a man
G
C
G
Em
Yes and how many seas must a white dove sail
G
C
D
Before she sleeps in the sand
G
C
G
Yes and how many times must cannon balls fly
C
D
Before they're forever banned
C
D
G
Em
The answer my friend is blowing in the wind
C
D
G
The answer is blowing in the wind
2.
How many times must a man look up
Before he sees the sky
Yes and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry
Yes and how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died
The answer my friend is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind
3.
How many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea
Yes and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free
Yes and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see
The answer my friend is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind
Melody starts on D
-20-
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bill Monroe
G
C
Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
G
D
Shine on the one that's gone and prove untrue
G
C
Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
G
D
G
G7
Shine on the one that's gone and left me blue
C
It was on a moonlight night
G
The stars were shining bright
C
When they whispered from on high
G
D
Your lover said good-bye
G
C
Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
G
D
G
Shine on the one that's gone and left me blue
Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
Shine on the one that's gone and said good-bye
Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining
Shine on the one that's gone and made me cry
Chorus
Usually done as a Waltz the first time through, then up tempo 2/4 time!
Melody starts on High D
-21-
Blue Ridge Cabin Home
G
C
There's a well beaten path on this old mountain side
D
G
Where I wandered when I was a lad
C
Oh I wandered alone to the place I called home
D
G
To them blue ridge hills far a-way
Chorus
Oh I love the hills of old Virginia
Those Blue Ridge hills where I did roam
When I die won't you bury me on the mountain
Far away near my blue ridge mountain home.
Oh My thoughts wander back to that ramshackle shack
And those blue ridge hills far away
My mother and father are laid there to rest
They are sleeping in peace together there.
Chorus
I'll return to that old cabin door with a sigh
I'm longing for days gone by
When I die won't you bury me on that old mountain side
Make my resting place upon a hill so high
Chorus
Melody starts on B
-22-
Born To Be Wild
by Steppenwolf
INTRO: E (7TH FRET) G A 3X’S
1.
E
E///G
E
E///G
Get your motor running
Head out on the
Highway
E
E///G
E
E///G
Looking for adventure in whatever comes our way
G
A
E
Yeah darling gonna make it happen
G
A
E
Take the world in a love embrace
G
A
E
Fire all of the guns at once and
G
A
E
Explode into space
2.
E
E///G
E
E///G
I like smoke and lightning, Heavy metal thunder
E
E///G
E
E///G
Racing in the wind and the feeling that I’m under
G
A
E
Yeah darling gonna make it happen
G
A
E
Take the world in a love embrace
G
A
E
Fire all of the guns at once and
G
A
E
Explode into space
E
G
Like a true nature child, we were born, born to be
wild
A
G
E
We have climbed so high never want to die
E
DAE
E
DA E
Born to be wild.
E
DAE
E
DA E
Born to be wild
-23-
1ST VERSE
E
E///G
E
E///G
Get your motor running
Head out on the
Highway
E
E///G
E
E///G
Looking for adventure in whatever comes our way
G
A
E
Yeah darling gonna make it happen
G
A
E
Take the world in a love embrace
G
A
E
Fire all of the guns at once and
E
G
Like a true nature child, we were born, born to be
wild
A
G
E
We have climbed so high never want to die
E
DAE
E
DA E
Born to be wild.
E
DAE
E
DA E
Born to be wild
E
DAE
E
DA E
Born to be wild
Melody starts on E
Bye Bye Love
Felix and Boudleaux Bryant
D
G
There goes my baby with someone new
D
G
She sure looks happy and I sure am blue
C
D
She was my baby till he came in
C
D
G
Goodbye to romance that might have been
C
G
Bye bye love
C
G
Bye bye happiness
C
G
Hello loneliness
D
G
I think I'm gonna cry
C
G
Bye bye love
C
G
Bye bye sweet caress
C
G
Hello emptiness
D
G
I think I'm gonna die
D
G
Bye bye my love goodbye
I'm through with romance I'm though with love
I'm through with counting the stars above
Now here's a reason that I'm so free
My loving baby walked out of me
* Refrain
SPECTRUM - The Opening Roll
Melody starts on A
-24-
Cabin In Caroline
by: Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
G
C
G
There's a cabin in the pines, in the hills of Caroline.
D
And a blue-eyed girl is waiting there for me.
G
C
G
I'll be going back someday and from her I'll never stray.
D
G
And the cabin in the hills of Caroline.
(Chorus)
C
G
Oh the cabin in the shadows of the pines.
D
And the blue-eyed girl way down in Caroline.
G
C
G
Someday she'll be my wife, and we'll live a happy life.
D
G
In the cabin in the hills of Caroline.
2.
I'm packing my grub for that long hard trip.
Back to the hills of Caroline.
I want to see that blue-eyed girl, she's the sweetest in the world.
And the cabin in the hills of Caroline.
(Chorus)
3.
And when it's late at night, and the moon is shining bright.
And the whip-poor-will is calling from the hill.
Then I'll tell her of my love with the lovely stars above.
I love her now and I know I always will.
(Chorus)
Melody starts on G
-25-
California Blues
G(I)
I'm going to California
G7 (I-7)
where they sleep out every night
C (IV)
G (I)
I'm going to California where they sleep out every night
D (V)
C(IV alternate *)
G(I)
I'm leaving you, mama, for you know you don't treat me right
Chorus:
I got the California blues
and I'm sure gonna leave you here
I got the California blues and I'm sure gonna leave you here
I may ride the blinds I ain't got no railroad fare
Listen to me, mama,
while I sing you this song
Listen to me, mama, while I sing you this lonesome song
You got me worried now but I won't be worried long
Let me tell you something,
mama, that you don't know
Let me tell you something, mama. that you don't know
I'm a do right papa got a home everywhere I go
* This song is sometimes played with just the V chord (D) but sometimes people add the IV
©)
Melody starts on D
-26-
Carrie Brown
(Key of G)
G
The first time I saw Carrie Brown
C
She was so young and fair
G
A voice like spring rain fallin’ down
Em
D..................
And sunlight in her hair
G
I’d never seen her face before
C
So I asked all around
G
Her daddy owns a grocery store
D
G
And she lives in Bristol town.
G
Carrie Darlin’ Carrie
C
Carrie Brown I cried
G
If I can’t marry Carrie Brown
Em
D.......
Believe I’d rather die
G
C
Believe I’d rather die boys
D
G
Believe I’d rather die.
I walked around in Bristol town
A bitter broken man
A heart that pined for Carrie Brown
And a pistol in my hand
We met again on State Street
Poor Billy Wise and me
I shot him in Virginia
And he died in Tennessee
Chorus
So now I’m down in Bristol jail
And all I do is cry
Cause the jury found me guilty
And the Judge says I must die
I’m just a poor young mountain boy
Ain’t never been to town
And I’ve come to ruination
For the love of Carrie Brown
Chorus
Melody starts on B
I laid my last ten dollars down
Though I didn’t need a thing
Just to touch sweet Carrie Brown
When she handed me my change
I hung around til closin’ time
I scarce believed my eyes
My darlin’ walkin’ arm in arm
With a boy named Billy Wise
Chorus.
-27-
Casey Jones
Grateful Dead
Sniff
{Refrain}
C
F
Driving that train, high on cocaine
C
Casey Jones you better watch your speed
F
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
C
And you know that notion just crossed my mind
C
D
This old engine makes it on time
F
G
Leaves Hazard Station 'bout a quarter to nine
C
D
Hits Trouble Junction at seventeen to
F
E7
Am
G7
At a quarter to ten you know it's drivin' again
{Refrain}
Trouble ahead, the lady in red
Take my advice, you'd be better off dead
Switchman sleeping, train hundred and two is
On the wrong track and headed for you,
/ C - C#D D / {as above}
{Refrain}
Trouble with you is the trouble with me
You got two good eyes but you still don't see
Come round the bend, you know it's the end
The fireman screams and the engine just gleams
{Refrain twice}
/ C - Bb F / - - - C / :
A7
D7
G7
C
And you know that notion just crossed my mind
C7
Melody starts on C
-28-
Chalk Up Another One
G
D
You should get a medal dear for every broken heart
G
For every life you've ruined cause you think your so smart
C
I never even had a chance and now my life is lost
D
G
Once more you've had your fun and you don't care what it cost
D
Chalk up another one, another broken heart
G
Chalk up another one, a heart you tore apart
C
You picked me for a fool my dear how well played the part
D
G
Chalk up another one, another broken heart
Broken vows and shattered dreams mean little dear to you
Cause once you said you love me and now vou say were thru
All is fair in love and war I guess you showed me so
Cause in this crazy game of love you hit a all time low
* Refrain
I have only pity for this evil life you choose
This fun filled game playing where everyone must lose
Well let me tell you something one day you won't forget
Add me to your collection and you'll wish we never met
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-29-
City of New Orleans
(As performed by Arlo Guthrie)
(Who wrote it?) steve goodman
G
D
G
Dealing card games with the old men in the club car
Em
C
G
Penny a point ain't no one keeping score
G
D
G
Pass the paper bag but hold the bottle
Em
D
G
Feel the wheels rumbling 'neath the floor
Em
And the sons of Pullman porters
Bm
and the sons of engineers
D
A
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel
Em
Mother with her babes asleep
Bm
rocking to the gentle beat
D
D7
G
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.
Into:
|G///|G///|
G
D
G
Riding on the City of New Orleans
Em
C
G
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
G
D
G
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Em
D
G
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
Em
All along the south bound odyssey,
Bm
the train pulls out of Kenkakee
D
A
Rolls along past houses farms and fields
Em
Passing trains that have no name,
Bm
freight yards of old black men
D
D7
G
And graveyards of rusted automobiles.
Chorus. (As above)
Chorus:
|C
D7
G
Good morning America, how are you?
Em
C
G D7D9
Say, don't you know me, I'm your native son.
G
D
Em
A7
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
Bb
C
D
D9
G
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.
Nightime on the City of New Orleans
Changing cars in Memphis Tennessee
Half way home we'll be there by morning
through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the
sea.
But all the towns and people seem to
fade into a dark dream
And the steel rail still ain't heard the news
The conductor sings his songs again,
the passengers will please refrain
This train got the disappearing railroad blues.
Chorus:
Good night America, How are you?
Say, don't you know me, I'm your native son.
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is
done.
Melody starts on B
-30-
Clementine
(Waltz Time)
G
In a cavern in a canyon
D
Excavating for a mine
G
Dwelt a miner forty-niner
D
G
And his daughter Clementine
Chorus
Oh my darling oh my darling
Oh my darling Clementine
You are lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorry Clementine
2.
Light she was and like a fairy
And her shoes were number nine
Herring boxes without topses
Sandals were for Clementine
3.
Drove she ducklings to the water
Every morning just at nine
Struck her foot against a splinter
Fell into a foaming brine
4.
Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles mighty fine
But alas! I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine
5.
How I missed her how I missed her
How I missed my Clementine
But I kissed her little sister
And forgot my Clementine
Melody starts on G
-31-
Columbus Stockade Blues
Traditional
G
Way down in Columbus, Georgia
D
G
Want to be back in Tennes--see
Way down in Columbus Stockade
D
G
All my friends have turned their backs on me
G7
Chorus
C
G
Go and leave me if you wish to
C
D
Never let it cross your mind
G
In your heart you love another
D
G
Leave me darling, I don't mind
Last night as I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you in my arms
When I awoke I was mistaken
I was peering through the bars
Many a night with you I rambled
Many an hour with you I spent
Thought I had your heart forever
Now I find it was only lent
* Refrain
Sometimes capo-ed to the 5th fret and played in the Key of C
Melody starts on G
-32-
Cotton-eyed Joe
G
Do you remember a long time ago
D
G
There was a man called Cotton eyed Joe
D
G
There was a man called Cotton eyed Joe
I could have been married a long time ago
If it hadn't a-been for Cotton eyed joe
If it hadn't a-been for Cotton eyed joe
Old bull fiddle and a shoes-string bow
Wouldn't play nothing, but Cotton eyed Joe
Wouldn't play nothing, but Cotton eyed Joe
Play it fast or play it slow
Didn't play nothing but Cotton eyed Joe
Didn't play nothing but Cotton eyed Joe
Don't you remember and long time ago
Daddy worked with Cotton eyed Joe
Daddy worked with Cotton eyed Joe
Where do you come from ? Where do you go ?
Where do you come from Cotton eyed Joe
Where do you come from Cotton eyed Joe
Come for to see you , come for to sing
Come for to show you my diamond ring
Come for to show you my diamond ring
Sometimes the lead verse is played: G G C G
Melody starts on G
-33-
Cripple Creek
G
C
G
Well I married my wife in the month of June
D
G
Married her up by the light of the moon
C
G
Wailing down on Cripple Creek
D
G
We’ve been down there about a week
G
Going up Cripple Creek, Goin on the run
D
G
Going up Cripple Creek to have a little fun
Going up Cripple Creek, Goin’ in a whirl
D
G
Going up Cripple Creek to see my girl
Now Cripple Creek girls is about half grown
Jump on a man like a dog on a bone
Roll my britches up to my knees
Gonna wade ole Cripple Creek whenever I please
Chorus
Hey I got a girl at the head of the creek
Goin up to see her about 2 times a week
Kiss her on the mouth, just as sweet as any wine
Wrap herself around me like a sweet ‘tato vine
Chorus
Now Cripple Creek’s wide and Cripple Creek’s deep
Wade old Cripple Creek before I sleep
Hills are steep and the roads are muddy
And I’m so drunk I can’t stand steady
Chorus
I’ve got a gal who calls me dear
I’ll marry her in the spring of the year
She’s got eyes of baby blue
Makes my gun shoot straight and true
Melody starts on high D
-34-
Crying Holy To the Lord
Traditional
G
G7
Crying holy unto the Lord
C
G
Crying holy unto the Lord
Lord, if I could I surely would
D
G
Stand on the rock where Moses stood
Lord, I ain't no stranger now
Lord, I ain't no stranger now
I've been introduced to the Father and the Son
Lord, I ain't no stranger now
* Refrain
Sinners run hide your face
Sinners run hide your face
Sinners run to the Lord and hide your face
Lord cried out " No hiding place "
* Refrain
Melody starts on G
-35-
-36-
Dance, Dance, Dance
Steve Miller Band
(slow)
G
C
My grandpa he's ninety-five
G
D7
He keeps on dancing he's still alive
G
C
My grandma she's ninety-two
G
D7
she loves to dance and sing some too
G
C
I don't know but I've been told
G
D7
if you keep on dancing you'll never grow old
G
C
So come on darlin' put a pretty dress on
G
D7
we're gonna go out tonight
C C/B
Dance Dance
C C/B
Dance Dance
C C/B
Dance Dance
Am7
Dance
Am7
Dance
Am7
Dance
D7
G
(All night long)
I'm a hard workin’ man, I'm a son of a gun
I been workin’ all week in the noonday sun
The wood's in the kitchen and the cow's in the barn
I'm all cleaned up and my chores are all done
Take my hand now come along
Let's go out and have some fun
Come on darlin' put a pretty dress on
We're gonna go out tonight.
Chorus
Well come on darlin', don't you look that way
Don't know when you smile I've got to say
You're my honey-pumpkin-lover, you're my heart's delight
Don't you want to go out tonight?
You're such a pretty lady, you're such a sweet girl
When you dance it brightens up my world.
Come on darlin’, put a pretty dress on
We're gonna go out tonight.
Chorus
Melody starts on B
-37-
Dark Hollow
Bill Browning
C
G
C
I'd rather be in some dark hollow
F
C
Where the sun don't never shine
C7
F
Than to be here a-lone just knowin’ that you’re gone
C
G
C
Would cause me to lose my mind
Chorus:
So blow your whistle freight train
Carry me farther on down the track
Well I'm going away, I'm leaving today
I'm going but I ain't coming back
I'd rather be in some dark hollow
Where the sun don't never shine
Than to be in some big city
In a small room with you on my mind
Chorus:
Instrumental
Chorus:
Melody starts on G
-38-
Daydream
Lovin' Spoonful
C
A7
What a day for a daydream
Dm7
G7
What a day for a daydreamin' boy
C
A7
And I'm lost in a daydream
Dm
G7
Dreamin' 'bout my bundle of joy
F
D7
C
A7
And even if time ain't really on my side
F
D7
C
A7
It's one of those days for taking a walk outside
F
D7
C
A7
I'm blowing the day to take a walk in the sun
G
G7
And fall on my face on somebody's new-mown lawn
I've been having a sweet dream
I been dreaming since I woke up today
It's starring me and my sweet thing
'Cause she's the one makes me feel this way
And even if time is passing me by a lot
I couldn't care less about the dues you say I got
Tomorrow I'll pay the dues for dropping my load
A pie in the face for being a sleepy bull toad
{Whistle}
And you can be sure that if you're feeling right
A daydream will last long into the night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may prick up your ears
Or you may be daydreaming for a thousand years
What a day for a daydream
Custom made for a daydreaming boy
And now I'm lost in a daydream
Dreaming 'bout my bundle of joy
{Whistle}
Melody starts on E
-39-
Daydream Believer
by the Monkees
1.
Chorus
G
am7
Oh, I could hide “neath the wings
bm
Cadd9
Of the bluebird as it sings
G
em7
Aadd2
D
The six-o-clock a-larm would never ring
G
am7
but it rings and I arise
bm
Cadd9
Wash the sleep out of my eyes
G
em7
am11
D7 G
My shaving razor’s cold and really stings
C
D
bm
Cheer up sleepy Jean
C
D
em C
Oh what can it mean to a
G
C
Day dream believer and a
G
em
A7 D7
Home coming queen
Melody starts on G
chorus
C
D
bm
Cheer up sleepy Jean
C
D
em C
Oh what can it mean to a
G
C
Day dream believer and a
G
em
A7 D7
Home coming queen
2.
G
am7
You once thought of me
bm
Cadd9
As a white knight on a steed
G
em7
Aadd2
D
Now you know how happy Life can be
G
am7
And our good times start and end
bm
Cadd2
Without dollar one to spend
G
em am11 D7 G
But how much baby do we really need?
-40-
Dead Flowers
The Rolling Stones
D
A
G
D
Well when you're sitting there in your silk upholstered chair
A
G
D
Talking to some rich folk that you know
A
G
D
Well I hope you won't see me in my ragged company
A
G
D
For you know I could never be alone
{Refrain}
A
D
Take me down, little Susie, take me down
A
D
I know you think you're the Queen of the underground
G
D
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
G
D
Send me dead flowers by the mail
G
D
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
A
G
D
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave
/A-D-//G-D-///DAGD/
Well when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
Well I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon
And another girl to take my pain away
{Refrain}
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave
Melody starts on A
-41-
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
by Bob Dylan
G
D
Em
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
C
G D
It don't matter anyhow
G
D
Em
And it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
A7
D D7
If you don't know by now.
G
G7
When the rooster crows at the break of dawn
C
A7
Look out your window and I'll be gone
G
D
Em
C
You're the reason I'm travellin' on
G
D
G
D
Don't think twice, it's alright.
It ain't no use in turnin' on you light, babe
A light I never knowed
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road
Still I wish there were something you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talkin' anyway
So don't think twice, it's alright.
I'm walkin' down that long lonesome road, babe
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word, gal
So I'll just say, fare thee well.
I'm not sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's alright.
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Like you never done before
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
I can't hear you anymore
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wonderin' all the way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I am told
I'd give her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, it's alright.
Melody starts on G
-42-
Down On the Corner
by Creedance Clearwater Revival
C
G
C
Early in the evenin', just about supper time
C
G
C
Over by the courthouse, they're starting to unwind
F
C
Four kids on the corner, trying to bring you up
C
G
C
Willy picks a tune out and he blows it on the harp
/C-GC//F-C-/C-GC/
{Refrain}
F
C
G
C
Down on the corner, out in the street
F
C
Willy and the Poorboys are playin'
G
C
Bring a nickel, tap your feet
/FCGC/FC/GC/
Rooster hits the washboard and people just got to smile
Blinky thumps the gutbass and solos for a while
Poorboy twangs the rhythm out on his kalamazoo
And Willy goes into a dance, doubles on kazoo
{Refrain}
You don't need a penny just to hang around
But if you've got a nickel, won't you lay your money down
Over on the corner there's a happy noise
People come from all around to watch the magic boys
{Refrain, repeat to fade}
Alternate chords
Key of G
/G - D G//C-G-/G-D G
Chorus
CGDGCGDG
Melody starts on C
-43-
Downtown
by Tony Hatch
Verse 1
G
C
D
When you’re alone and life is making you lonely
G
C
D
You can always go --Downtown
G
C
D
When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry
G
C
D
Seems to help I know-- Downtown
G
C
Linger on the sidewalks where the neon signs are pretty
G
C
Listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Bm
How can you Lose?
G-CD (4x’s) G-C-(2x’s) Bm
Chorus
C
The lights are much brighter there
A
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
G
C
D
And go Downtown, where all the lights are bright
G
C
D
Downtown, waiting for you tonight
G
C
D
G
Downtown, it’s gonna be all right, now.
C---/A---/G-CD (3x’s)G--Verse 2
Don’t hang around and let your troubles surround you
There are movie shows--Downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close--Downtown.
Listen to the rhythm of the gentle bossa nova
You’ll be dancing with it too before the night is over
Happy again.
Chorus
Melody starts on D
-44-
Evil Ways
Santana
You've got to change your evil ways, baby
Before I stop lovin' you
You've got to change, baby
And every word that I say is true
You got me running and hiding all over town
You got me sneaking and peeping and running you down
This can't go on, Lord knows you got to change, baby
/ Am D Am D / : / E - - - Am D Am D /
When I come home, baby
My house is dark and my pots are cold
You hang around, baby
With Jean and Joan and-a who knows who
I'm getting tried of waiting and fooling around
I'll find somebody who won't make me feel like a clown
This can't go on, Lord knows you got to change, baby
{Repeat last verse}
Melody starts on high E
(Not your typical Bluegrass tune, but a fun Jam tune!)
-45-
-46-
Feelin’ Groovy
by Simon & Garfunkel
F
C
G
C
Slow down you move to fast
F
C
G
C
You got to make the morning last
F
C
G
C
Just kickin down the cobblestones
F
C
G
C
Lookin for fun and feelin groovy
Hello lampost whatcha knowin’
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’
Ain’t you got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in doo-doo feelin’ groovy
Got no deeds to do no promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready for sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life I love you all is groovy.
F C G C repeat throughout song.
Melody starts on A
-47-
The Flintstones
ARTIST: W. Hanna, J. Barbera and H. Curtin
<I>Yabbadabbadoo</I>
G
C
G
C
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
G
C
G
They're the modern stone-age family
G
C
G
C
From the town of Bedrock
G
D
G
They're a page right out of history
C
B
Em
Let's ride with the family down the street Through the
A
D
Courtesy of Fred's two feet
G
C
G
C
When you're with the Flintstones
G
C
G
C
Have a yabbadabba doo time, a dabba doo time
G
D
G
We'll have a gay old time
{Repeat First Verse}
Someday, maybe Fred will win the fight
Then that cat will stay out for the night
When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabbadabbadoo time, a dabbadoo time
We'll have a gay old time
We'll have a gay old time
Melody starts on High D
This works well capo-ed at the 5th fret for singing.
-48-
Folsom Prison Blues
by Johnny Cash
E
1. I hear the train a comin' it's rollin' 'round the bend
E7
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
A
E
I'm stuck at Folsom prison and time keeps draggin' on
B7
E
But that train keeps rollin' on down to San Antoine
2. When I was just a baby my mama told me son
Always be a good boy don't ever play with guns
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blow I hang my head and cry
3. I bet there's rich folks eatin' from a fancy dinning car
They're prob'ly drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars
Well I know I had it comin' I know I can't be free
But those people keep a movin' and that's what tortures me
4. Well if they freed me from this prison if this railroad train was mine
I bet I'd movin' over a little farther down the line
Far from Folsom prison that's where I want to stay
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away
FLATT & SCRUGGS - Nashville Airplane
Melody starts on G#
-49-
Footprints In the Snow
Traditional
D
Now some folks like the summertime
G
When the they can walk about
A
Strolling through the meadow green
D
It's pleasant there’s no doubt
But give me the wintertime
G
When the snow is on the ground
A
D
I found her when the snow lay on the ground
A
I traced her little footprints in the snow
D
I found her little footprints in the snow, Lord
G
God bless that happy day when Nellie lost her way
A
D
I found her when the snow was on the ground
2.
I went out to see her
There was a big round moon
Her mother said she just stepped out
But would be returning soon
I found her little footprints and
I traced them through the snow
I found her when the snow was on the ground
* Refrain
Now she's up in heaven
She's with the angel band
I know I'm going to join her
In that promised land
But every time the snow falls
It brings back memories
I found her when the snow was on the ground
* Refrain
Melody starts on low D
-50-
Fox On the Run
by Tony Hazzard
G
D
Am
C
She walks through the corn leading down to the river
D
C
G
Her hair shone like gold in the hot morning sun
G
D
Am
C
She took all the love that a poor boy could give her
D
C
G
And left me to die like the fox on the run
C
G
CG
Like the fox, like the fox, like the fox, like the fox on the run
C
G
D
G
Everybody knows the reason for the fall
C
G
D
When woman tempted man down in paradise's hall
C
G
D
G
This woman tempted me, then took me for a ride
C
G D
G
And like the lonely fox I need a place to hide
* Refrain
We'll pour a glass of wine to fortify our souls
We'll talk about the world and friends we used to know
I see a string of girls, who put me on the floor
The game is nearly over, the hounds are at my door
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-51-
Freight Train
Elizabeth Cotton
G
D
Freight train, freight train, goin’ so fast
G
Freight train, freight train, goin’ so fast
B7
C
please don't tell what train I'm on
G
D
G
So they won't know where I've gone
When I’m dead and in my grave
No more good times here I'll crave
Place the stones at my head and feet
And tell them all that I'm gone to sleep
When I die, lord, bury me deep
Way down on old Chestnut Street
So I can hear old Number Nine
As she comes rolling by
When I die, Lord, bury me deep
Way down on old Chestnut Street
Place the stones at my head and feet
And tell them all that I'm gone to sleep
Mac Wiseman did this song too!
Melody starts on D
-52-
Friend of the Devil
GRATEFUL DEAD
\Intro: Walk down scale: G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/G
G
G/F# G/E G/D C
C/B
C/A C/G
I lit out from Reno I was trailed by twenty hounds
G
G/F#
G/E G/D
C
C/B C/A C/G
Didn't get to sleep that night till the morning came around
CHORUS:
D
Set out runnin' but I take my time
Am
a friend of the devil is a friend of mine
D
If I get home before day light
Am
D riff 1 (as D -> G)
I just might get some sleep to-night
Ran into the devil, babe, he loaned me twenty bills
I spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills ...CHORUS
Ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there
took my twenty dollar bill and he vanished in the air ...CHORUS
BRIDGE
riff 2
D
C
D
C
D CD
Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
C/G
The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie and she's my heart's delight
D
C
D
C
D
Second one is prison, baby, the shefiff's on my trail
Am
C
D (D - G)
and if he catches up with me I'll spend my life in jail
Got a wife in Chino, babe, and one in Cherokee
First one says she's got my child, but it don't look like me
...CHORUS
Melody starts on B
-53-
-54-
Garden Song
Dave Mallet
C
F
C
Inch by inch, row by row,
F
C
Gonna make this garden grow,
F
C
Am
All it takes is a rake and a hoe,
D7
G
And a piece of fertile ground.
C
F
C
Inch by inch, row by row,
F
C
Someone bless these seeds I sow,
F
C
Am
Someone warm them from below,
D7
G7
C
'Till the rain comes tumblin' down.
Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones,
Man is made of dreams and bones,
Feel the need to grow my own,
'Cause the time is close at hand.
Grain for grain, sun and rain,
Find my way in Nature's chain,
Tune my body and my brain
To the music from the land.
Plant your rows straight and long,
Temper them with prayer and song,
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her loving care.
An old crow watching hungrily
From his perch in yonder tree,
In my garden I'm as free
As that feathered thief up there.
Melody starts on C
-55-
Gentle On My Mind
John Hartford, 1967
G
G7
It's knowing that your door is always open
G
Am
and your path is free to walk,
Am7
that makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag
D7
G
rolled up and stashed behind your couch.
G
And it's knowing I'm not shackled
G7
by forgotten words and bonds
G
Am
and the ink stains that have dried if on some line,
Am7
that keeps you in the backroads
by the rivers of my mem'ry
Am
D7
G
that keeps you ever gentle on my mind.
Verse2
G
G7
It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy
G
Am
planted on the columns now that binds me,
Am7
or something that somebody said
D7
G
because they thought we fit together walking.
G
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing
G7
or forgiving when I walk along
G
Am
some railroad track and find
Am7
that you are moving on the backroads
by the rivers of my mem'ry
Am
D7
G
and for hours you're just gentle on my mind.
Melody starts on D
-56-
Ghost Riders In the Sky
ARTIST: Stan Jones
Am
C
An old cowboy went ridin' out one dark and windy day
Am
C
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
Am
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
F
Am
Plowin' through the ragged skies, and up a cloudy draw
Their brands were still on fire, and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
For he saw the riders comin' hard, and he heard their mournful cry
C
Am
F
Dm
Am
Yipie i-oh, yipie i-ay! Ghost herd in the sky
Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred their shirts all soaked with sweat
They're ridin' hard to catch that herd, but they ain't caught 'em yet'
'Cause they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire, as they ride on, hear their cry
Yipie i-oh, yipie i-ay! Ghost riders in the sky
As the riders loped on by him, he heard one call his name
"If you want to save your soul from hell a riding on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today, or with us you will ride
Tryin' to catch the devil's herd, across these endless skies"
Yipie i-oh, yipie i-ay! Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky
Melody starts on
-57-
Gilligan's Island
(The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle) by Sherwood Schwartz and G. Wyle
(This song works well going from Em to D)
/ Em D / / / EmDEm )
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship
The Mate was a mighty sailor man
The Skipper brave and sure
Five passengers set sail that day
For a three-hour tour, a three-hour tour
The weather started getting rough
The tiny ship was tossed
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost, the Minnow would be lost
The ship's aground on the shore of this
Uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan, the Skipper too
A millionaire, and his wife
A movie star
The Professor and Mary Ann
Here on Gilligan's Isle
So this is the tale of our castaways
They're here for a long, long time
They'll have to make the best of things
It's an uphill climb
/ [Back to C#m] /
The First Mate and his Skipper, too
Will do their very best
To make the others comfortable
In their tropic island nest
No phones, no lights, no motor cars
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Ca-rusoe
It's primitive as can be
So join us here each week, my friends
You're sure to get a smile
From seven stranded castaways
Here on Gilligan's Isle.
Melody starts on E
-58-
Glendale Train
(New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Chorus.
G
Somebody robbed the Glendale train
C
G
This mornin' at half past nine
G
Somebody robbed the Glendale train
A
D
And I swear, I ain't lyin'
G
They made clean off with sixteen gee's
C
G
And left two men lyin' cold
G
Somebody robbed the Glendale train
D
G
And they made off with the gold
verse 1
Charlie Jones was the engineer,
He had twenty years on the line.
He kissed his wife at the station dear,
This morning at six thirty five
Every thing went fine till half past nine
When Charlie looked up and he saw.
Men on horses, men with guns,
And no sign of the law.
Chorus. (tag no words).
verse 2
Amos White was the Luggage man,
And dearly loved his job.
The company rewarded him,
ith a golden watch and fob.
Well Amos he was markin' time
When the door blew off his car.
The found Amos White in fifteen pieces
Fifteen miles apart.
Chorus. (2x plus tag with words).
Melody starts on D
-59-
Good Lovin'
ARTIST: Rudy Clark and Art Resnick
1, 2, 3
Good lovin', good lovin', good lovin', good lovin'
/CFGFCFGF/:
I was feelin' so bad
I asked my family doctor just what I had
I said, Doctor - Doctor - Mr. M.D. - Doctor
Now can you tell me what's ailin' me - Doctor
He said
{Refrain}
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yes, indeed, all I, I really need
Good lovin' - Gimme that good, good lovin'
Good lovin' - All I need is lovin'
Good lovin' - Good, good lovin', baby
Good lovin'
/ C F C F C - / C F C F C - / D7 - - - G7 - - - / As verse /
Honey please, squeeze me tight - squeeze me tight
Don't you want your baby to be alright - be alright
I said baby - baby - now it's for sure it's for sure
I got the fever, yeah, you got the cure - got the cure
Everybody
{Refrain}
Good lovin', Good lovin'
Good lovin' - All I need is lovin'
Good lovin' - All I want in lovin'
Good lovin' - Lovin' early in the morning
Good lovin' - Lovin' late at night
Good lovin' - Love, love
Good lovin' - Love love love love love
Alternate Key Signature is G:
GCDC etc
A A7 D D7
Melody starts on G (key of G)
-60-
Graveyard Shift
Key of G
G
I work the Graveyard Shift
Stay up all night long
C
I work the Graveyard Shift
G
Stay up all night long
D
Wake up someday
G
And find your good gal gone
If you don’t treat your baby right
If you don’t treat your baby right
She’ll come see me
Some lonely night
When the sun goes down and the Moon is gone
That’s when I come around, don’t you think I won’t
On the Graveyard Shift, stay up all night long
You’ll wake someday,
And find your good gal gone
I drive a Cadillac rides just like a dream
I drive a Cadillac rides just like a dream
All the pretty gals
They wanna ride with me
Cause I got what all the women want
Say I got what all the women want
I never say I do
When I really don’t
When the sun goes down and the Moon is gone
That’s when I come around, don’t you think I won’t
On the Graveyard Shift, stay up all night long
You’ll wake someday,
And find your good gal gone
Melody starts on D
-61-
Green Acres
Vic Mizzy
[Television Theme Song]
D
A
Green Acres is the place to be
A7
D
Farm livin' is the life for me
G
Land spreadin' out so far and wide
A
D
Keep Manhattan, just gimme that countryside
2. (Key change Optional)
G
D
New York is where I'd rather stay
D
G7
I get allergic smelling hay
C
I just adore a penthouse view
D
G
Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue
D
The chores!
A
The stores!
D
Fresh air!
A
Times Square!
D
D7
You are my wife
G
G7
Goodbye, city life
A
A7
D
Green Acres, we are there
Melody starts on D
-62-
3.
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together
Happy Together
by the Turtles
1.
Em
Imagine me and you, I do
D
I think about you day and night, it’s only right
C
To think about the girl you love and hold her
tight
B
So happy together
Vocal interlude
E
Bm
E
ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba. ba-ba-ba
G
ba-ba-ba-ba
E
Bm
E
ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba. ba-ba-ba
G
ba-ba-ba-ba
2.
Em
If I should call you up, invest a dime
D
And you say you belong to me and ease my
mind
C
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
B
So happy together
3
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together
Em
B
Em
So happy together
Em
B
Em
How is the weather
Em
B
Em
So happy together
Em
B
Em
We’re happy together
Em
B
Em
So happy together
Chorus
E
Bm
E
I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
G
For all my life
E
Bm
When you’re with me, baby the skies’ll be
E
G
blue
For all my life
Happy together
So happy together
So happy together
So happy together
Em
B
Emajor ending chord
So happy together
3.
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together
Chorus
Melody starts on G
I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life
When you’re with me, baby the skies’ll be blue
For all my life
-63-
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
by John Fogerty
1.
2.
A
Yesterday and days before
A
Someone told me long ago
There’s a calm before the storm
E
I know
A
It’s been coming for some time
Sun is cold and rain is hot
E
I know
A
Been that way for all my time
When it’s over, so they say
Therefore ever more it goes
It’ll rain a sunny day
E
I know
A
Shinin’ down like water
Through the circle fast and slow
E
I know
A
It can’t stop, I wonder
CHORUS
D
E
I wanna know
A C#m F#m
Have you ever seen the rain?
D
E
I wanna know
A C#m F#m
Have you ever seen the rain
D
E
A
Comin’ down a sunny day?
D A C#m
E
CHORUS
D
E
I wanna know
A C#m F#m
Have you ever seen the rain?
D
E
I wanna know
A C#m F#m
Have you ever seen the rain
D
E
A
Comin’ down a sunny day?
E
E
A
D A C#m
E
Melody starts on E
-64-
A
E
E
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
Em
C D
G
I wanna live, I wanna give
Em
C
D
G
I've been a miner for a heart of gold
Em
C
D
G
It's these expressions I never give
Em
G
That keep me searchin' for a heart of gold
C
G
And I'm gettin' old
Em
G
That keep me searchin' for a heart of gold
C
G
And I'm gettin' old
Em C D G / / / Em - G - / C - - G / Em - G - / C - - G /
I've been to Hollywood, I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching...
Keep me searchin' for a heart of gold
You keep me searchin' and I'm growin' old
Keep me searchin' for a heart of gold
I've been a miner for a heart of gold
Ahh
Ending chorus progression
/ Em - D Em / / / Em - G - / C - - G /
Melody starts on E
-65-
Hello Mary Lou
by Ricky Nelson
VERSE 2
G
I saw your lips I heard your voice
C
Believe me I just had no choice
G
D
Wild horses couldn’t make me stay away
G
I thought about a moonlit night
C
Arms around you good and tight
G
D
That’s all I had to see
G
For me to stay
G
Hello Mary Lou,
C
Good-bye heart,
G
D
Sweet Mary Lou I’m so in love with you,
G
I knew Mary Lou,
B7
C
We’d never part,
G
D
So hello Mary Lou,
G
Good-bye heart,
VERSE 1
G
She passed me by one sunny day,
C
Flashed those big brown eyes my way,
G
D
And I knew I wanted you forever more,
G
Now I’m not one who gets around,
C
Swear my feet stuck to the ground,
G
D
G
And though I never did meet you before,
G
Hello Mary Lou,
C
Good-bye heart,
G
D
Sweet Mary Lou I’m so in love with you,
G
I knew Mary Lou,
B7
C
We’d never part,
G
D
So hello Mary Lou,
G
Good-bye heart,
G
D
So hello Mary Lou,
G
Good-bye heart,
G
D
So hello Mary Lou,
G
Good-bye heart,
G
Hello Mary Lou,
C
Good-bye heart,
G
D
Sweet Mary Lou I’m so in love with you,
G
I knew Mary Lou,
B7
C
We’d never part,
G
D
So hello Mary Lou,
G
Good-bye heart,
Melody starts on D
-66-
Henry
by the NRPS
G
F
G
Every time around about this year it all goes dry
G
F
G
Nothing round for love nor money, barely get you high.
C
G
Henry got pissed off and said he’d run to Mexico
F
G
See if he could come back home with 20 Keys of Gold
Now the Road to Acapulco is very long indeed
And it isn’t any better, if you haven’t any weed
Henry’s drivin’ straight and true on twisty mountain roads
50 people waitin’ back at home for Henry’s load
D
And now he’s driving down the mountain
C
G
Going fast fast fast
D
And if he blow’s it
C
G
This one’s gonna be his last
C
G
Went to Acapulco turn the gold to keys
G
F
G
Henry kick your brakes on for this corner if you please
Henry got to Mexico and turned his truck around
He’s talking with the man who’s got it growing in the ground
Henry tasted, he got wasted, couldn’t even see
How he’s gonna drive like that is not too clear to me...
Sunday afternoon, Tijuana is a lovely town
The Bullfights bring the tourists and their money flowing down.
Border Guards are much too busy there at 5 O’clock
Henry’s driving right on thru, he barely even stops.
Chorus
Melody starts on G
-67-
Hit Parade of Love
Wade Birchfield, Jimmy Martin
1.
G
C
From what I've been a'hearin' dear you really got it made
D
G
You've got a lot of fellers on your lover's hit parade
C
If I can't be number one I don't know what I'll do
D
G
I wanna be plumb to the top I'm so in love with you
D
(Chorus)
G
Oh the hit parade of love I know I'll never stop
A
D
I've got a long long way to climb before I reach the top
G
C
But if I do get there soon I'll really have it made
D
G
Then I'll know I'm number one on your lover's hit parade
2.
Well it's your heart I'm after dear 'cause it's so nice and kind
Another one to take your place would sure be hard to find
So put your arms around me dear and be my turtle love
Then I'll know I'm number one on your hit parade of love
Chorus:
Repeat Chorus:
Then I'll know I'm number one on your lover's hit parade
THE SELDOM SCENE - Recorded Live At The Cellar Door In
Washington, D.C.
-68-
The Hobo Song
G
Em C
Am
F
Too late to feel sorrow too late to feel pain
Am
G
Gsus4
He's just an old hobo and lost out in the rain
G
Em C
Am
F
He'll never cause trouble
so don't have no fear
Am
G
Gsus4
G
He's just an old hobo and he'll soon be far away from here
B7
C
He used to be a gambling man just like you
G
D
Gsus4
Until the sank so low there was nothing no one could do.
Well, don't make him ask you, no don't make him beg
He was a war hero and that's how he lost his leg
Well, he killed thirty Injuns with one cannon ball
Now he's just an old hobo asleep out in the hall
* Refrain
A wife and five children who live in L.A
Oh, they miss their dear daddy who's gone so far a-way
Well they still have his picture, it's hung on the wall
And he's just an old hobo, asleep out in the hall
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-69-
G
Home On the Range
Traditional Cowboy Song
Recorded by Michael Martin Murphey
G
G7
C
Cm
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
G
D7
Where the deer and the antelope play
G
G7
C
Cm
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
G
D7
G
and the skies are not cloudy all day
Chorus:
D7
G
Home, home on the range
Em
A7
D7
Where the deer and the antelope play
G
C
Cm
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
G
D7
G
and the skies are not cloudy all day
The Red Man was pressed from this part of the west
It's not likely he'll ever return
to the banks of Red River, where seldom, if ever
his flickering campfires still burn
Repeat chorus
How often at night when the heavens are bright
with the light from the glittering stars
Have I stood there amazed and asked, as I gazed
if their glory exceeds that of ours
Repeat chorus
Oh, give me a land where the bright diamond sand
flows leisurely down the stream
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
like a maid in a heavenly dream
Repeat chorus
(Melody starts on D)
-70-
Honky Tonk Women
by The Rolling Stones
G
C
Csus4 C
I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis
G
A
D
Dsus4 D
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride
G
C
Csus4 C
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
G
D
G
'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind
{Refrain}
D
G
It's the honky tonk women
D
G
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues
I laid a divorcee in New York City
I had to put up some kind of a fight
The lady then she covered me with roses
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind
{Refrain to fade}
(Melody starts on B)
-71-
Hot Corn, Cold Corn
G
Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn
D
Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn
G
Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn
D
G
Fare thee well, Uncle Bill, see you in the morning, Yes sir
Upstairs, downstairs, down in the Kitchen
Upstairs, downstairs, down in the Kitchen
Upstairs, downstairs, down in the Kitchen
See Uncle Bill, see you fill 'em up again, Yes sir
* Refrain
Old Aunt Peggy won't you fill 'em up again
Old Aunt Peggy won't you fill 'em up again
Old Aunt Peggy won't you fill 'em up again
Ain't had a drink since I don't know when, Yes sir
* Refrain
Yonder comes the preacher and the children are a-crying
Yonder comes the preacher and the children are a-crying
Yonder comes the preacher and the children are a-crying
Chickens are a-hollering, toenails a-flying, Yes sir
* Refrain
(Melody starts on B)
-72-
How Mountain Girls Can Love
Refrain
C
G
Get down boys, go back home
D
G
Back to the girls you love
C
G
Treat her right, never wrong
D
G
How mountain girls can love
G
Riding the night in a high cold wind
D
G
On the trail of the old lonesome pine
Thinking of you, feeling so blue
D
G G7
Wondering why I left you behind
* Refrain
Remember the night me strolled down the lane
Our hearts were gay and happy then
You whispered to me as I hold your hand
You hoped the night would never end
* Refrain
Refrain starts on C
Verse on G
-73-
-74-
I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash
D
G
D
I can see clearly now the rain is gone
D
G
A
I can see all obstacles in my way
D
G
D
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
C
G
D
It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright, bright, sun shiny day (2x)
I think I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright, bright, sun shiny day
F
C
Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies
F
A
Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies
/ F - C - / F - A - C#m G C#m G C Bm A - /
{Repeat first verse}
Melody starts on D
Bridge starts on )
-75-
I Got You Babe
By Sonny and Cher
They say we're young and we don't know
We won't find out until we grow
Well I don't know if all that's true
'Cause you got me, and baby I got you
/ E A / E AD B - / :
Babe, I got you babe I got you babe
/EAEAEA/
They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a pot
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got
Babe, I got you babe I got you babe
I got flowers in the spring
I got you to wear my ring
And when I'm sad, you're a clown
And if I get scared, you're always around
/ F#m - B - / / E - A - / - - B C /
So let them say your hair's too long
'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong
Then put your little hand in mine
There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb
/ F Bb / F BbEb C - / :
Babe, I got you babe I got you babe
/ F Bb F Bb F Bb /
I got you to hold my hand
I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
I got you to talk with me
I got you to kiss goodnight
I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won't let go
I got you to love me so
I got you babe
/ F Bb / F C / :
I got you babe, I got you babe
I got you babe, I got you babe
-76-
I Know You Rider
traditional
1.
D
C
G
D
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I’m gone
D
C
G
D
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I’m gone
F
C
F
C F D
Gonna miss your baby, from rollin’ in your arms
2.
D
C
G
D
Lay down last night, Lord I could not take my rest
D
C
G
D
Lay down last night, Lord I could not take my rest
F
C
F
C F D
My mind was wandering like a the wild geese in the west
3.
D
C
G
D
The sun will shine in my back door someday
D
C
G
D
The sun will shine in my back door someday
F
C
F
C
F D
March winds will blow all my troubles away.
4.
D
C G
D
I wish I was a head light on Northbound train
D
C G
D
I wish I was a head light on Northbound train
F
C
F
C FD
I’d shine my light through the cool Colorado Rain
(Melody starts on D)
-77-
I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home
G
C
G
Well I wonder how the old folks are at home
C
I wonder if they miss me while I roam
G
I wonder if they pray for the boy who went away
A
D
And left his dear old parents all alone
G
C
G
You could hear the cattle lowing in the lane
C
You could see the fields of blue grass where I've grown
G
You could almost hear them cry as they kissed their boy goodbye
A
D
G
Well I wonder how the old folks are at home
Just a village and a homestead on the farm
And a mother's love to shield you from all harm
A mother's love so true, a sweetheart that loves you
A village and a homestead on the farm
* Refrain
(Melody starts on B)
-78-
I'll Fly Away
Albert E. Brumley
G
Some glad morning when this life is o'er
C
G
I'll fly a--way
To a home on God's celestial shore
D G
I'll fly a-way
G
I'll fly away ( O glory )
C
G
I'll fly away ( in the morning )
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by
D G
I'll fly a-way ( fly away )
When the shadows of this life have grown
I'll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown
I'll fly away
* Refrain
Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away
To a land where joys shall never end
I'll fly away
* Refrain
(Melody starts on B)
-79-
I’m a Believer
by the Monkees
G
D
G
I thought love was only true in fairy tales
G
D
G
Meant for someone else but not for me
C
G
Love was out to get me
C
G
That’s the way it seemed
C
G
D
Disappointment haunted all my dreams
Chorus
G C G
Then I saw her face
C
G
C
G
Now I’m a believer
C
G CG
C
G
C
Not a trace
of doubt in my mind
G
C
G
I’m in lo...........oooovee
G
I’m a believer
F
D
I couldn’t leave her if I tried
2.
I thought love was more or less a givin’ thing
It seems the more I gave the less I got
What’s the use in tryin’
All you get is pain
When I needed sunshine I got rain.
Chorus
(Melody starts on G)
-80-
I'm Going Down This Road Feeling Bad
G
I'm going down this road feeling bad
C
G
I'm going down this road feeling bad
C
G
(Em)
I'm going down this road feeling bad, lord, lord
D
G
And I ain't gonna be treated this a-way
I'm down in that jail on my knees
I'm down in that jail on my knees
I'm down in that jail on my knees, lord, lord
I ain't gonna be treated this a-way
They feed me on cornbread and beans, etc
Two dollar shoes hurt my feet, etc
Ten dollar shoes fit me fine, etc
I'm going where the climate suits my clothes, etc
That's why I'm going down this road feeling bad, etc
(Melody starts on D)
-81-
I'm Walking
G
I'm walking, yes indeed
C
And I'm talking about you and me
G
D
G
And I hoping that you'll come back to me
I'm lonely as can be
C
And I won’t need your company
G
D
G
And I'm hoping that you'll return to me
G7
C
G
Whatcha gonna do when the well runs dry
C
G
You're gonna sit right down and cry
C
G
And I'll be right here by your side
A
D
And for you pretty baby I’d even die
* Refrain
Whatcha gonna do when the well runs dry
You're gonna sit right down and cry
And I'll be right here by your side
And for you pretty baby I’d even die
* Refrain
(Melody starts on E-D up to G)
-82-
I've Just Seen a Face
The Beatles
G
I've just seen a face I can't forget
Em
The time or place where we just met
She's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see
C
D
G
We've met, mm-mm-mm-m-m-mm
2.
Had it been another day
I might have looked the other way
And I'd have never been aware
But as it is I'll dream of her
Tonight, di-di-di-di-da-di
{Refrain}
D
C
Falling, yes I am falling
G
C
G
And she keeps calling me back again.
I have never known the like of this
I've been alone and I have missed
Things and kept out of sight
But other girls were never quite
Like this, di-di-di-di-da-di
{Refrain twice}
I've just seen a face I can't forget
The time or place where we just meet
She's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see
We've met, mm-mm-mm-di-da-di
{Refrain thrice}
(Melody starts on G)
-83-
If I Had a Hammer
by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays
C em F G
C em F
G
C em F
If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning
G
C em F
G
F G
I hammer in the evening, all over this land
am
am
I’d hammer out danger, I’d hammer out warning
F
C
F
C
I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
FC G
CemFG
All over this land
If I had a bell, I’d ring it in the morning
I’d ring it in the evening, all over this land
I’d ring out danger, I’d ring out warning
I’d ring out love between my brothers and
my sisters
All over this land
If I had a song, I’d sing it in the morning
I’d sing it in the evening, all over this land
I’d sing out danger, I’d sing out warning
I’d sing out love between my brothers and
my sisters
All over this land
If I had a song
Well I’ve got a hammer and I’ve got a bell
And I’ve got a song to sing all over this land
It’s the hammer of justice, it’s the bell of freedom
It’s a song about love between my brothers and
my sisters
All over this land.
(Melody starts on G)
-84-
Jambalaya
Traditional
A
E
Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
A
Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou
E
My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh.
A
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the Bayou.
Chorus
Well Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
Cause tonight I’m gonna see my cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the Bayou
2.
Thibodaux, Fontaineaus, the place is buzzin’
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen.
We dress in style and go hog wild, me oh my oh.
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the Bayou.
Chorus
-85-
Jet Plane
John Denver
I
IV
All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
I
IV
I'm standing here outside your door
I
vi
V
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
I
IV
But the dawn is breaking, it's early morn
I
IV
The taxi's waiting, he's blowing his horn
I
vi
V
Already I'm so lonesome I could cry
/ C F / / C Am G G7 / :
{Refrain}
So kiss me, and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
I'm leavin' on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go
/ C F / / C Dm G7 - / C F / C F C / Am G7 - /
There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go, I'll think of you
Every song I sing, I'll sing for you
When I come back, I'll wear your wedding ring
{Refrain}
Now the time has come to leave you
One more time, let me kiss you
Then close your eyes, and I'll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave you alone
About the time I won't have to say
{Refrain}
-86-
John Hardy
C
G
John Hardy was a desperate little man
C
G
He carried two guns everyday.
C
G
He shot him a man on the West Virginia Line
D
You should have seen John Hardy get away, poor boy,
G
You should have seen John Hardy get away.
2.
He went on across the East Stone Bridge
There he thought he’d be free.
Up steps the sheriff and he takes him by the arm
Saying. “ Johnny come along with me, poor boy,
Johnny come along with me.”
3.
He sent for his mama nad his papa too
To come and go is bail.
But there weren’t not bail on a murder charge
So they threw John Hardy back in jail, poor boy,
They threw John Hardy back in jail.
4.
John Hardy had a pretty little girl
The dress she wore was blue
She came into the jailhouse hall
Saying, “Johnny I’ll be true to you, poor boy,
Johnny I’ll be true to you.”
5.
I’ve been to the east and I’ve been t o the west
Traveled this wide world around
I’ve been to the river and I’ve been baptized
And now I’m on my hanging ground, lord lord,
Now I’m on my hanging ground.
(Melody starts on C)
-87-
Joy to the World
Three Dog Night
Modulate to E
BRIDGE
Key of D
D
C Db D
Jeremiah was a bullfrog
C Db D
A very good friend of mine.
D7
G
Bb
I never understood a single word he said
D
A7
D
But I helped him to drink his wine
G7
A7
D
Yes he always had some mighty fine wine
E A
Joy to the world
E
A
All the boys and girls
E
A
Joy to the world
E A
Joy to you and me
return to Key of D
Chorus
Chorus and fade out. several times.
D
Singing Joy to the World
A
D
To all the boys and girls
D7
G
Bb
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
D
A7
D C Db D
Joy to you and me.
(Melody starts on A)
2.
If I were the King of the world
I tell you what I’d do
I’d throw away the cars and the bars and the wars
And make sweet love to you
Chorus
3.
You know I am the lady
Love to have my fun
I’m a high ridin’ flyer and a rainbow rider
A straight shooting son of a gun
A straight shooting son of a gun .....Saying
Chorus 2x’s
-88-
King of the Road
Roger Miller
Bb
Eb
F
Bb
Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents,
Eb
F
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes, ah but
Bb
Eb
F
Bb
Two hours of pushing broom buys a eight by twelve fourbit room,
Eb
F
Bb
I'm a man of means by no means, King of the Road
Bb
Eb
F
Bb
Third box car midnight train, destination Bangor, Maine,
Eb
F
Bb
Old worn out suit and shoes, I don't pay no union dues, I smoke
Eb
F
Bb
Old stogies I have found, short, but not too big around,
Eb
F
Bb
I'm a man of means by no means, King of the Road
B
E
I know every engineer on every train,
F#
B
All of the children and all of their names
E
And every handout in every town
F#
And ev'ry lock that ain't locked when
No one's around I sing ...
B
E
F#
B
Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents,
E
F#
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes, ah but
B
E
F#
B
Two hours of pushing broom buys a eight by twelve fourbit room,
E
F#
B
I'm a man of means by no means, King of the Road
rep. last verse
This song can be played in any key and modulated a whole step if it’s easier!
(Melody starts on Bb)
-89-
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Time: 4/4 (sync) Tenor: G Bass: G
- Bob Dylan, 1973
INTRO: G-D, C
G
D
Am7
.. Mama take this badge off of me
G
D
C
.. I can't use it any-more
G
D
Am7
. It's getting dark, too dark for me to see
G
D
C (D)
. I feel I'm knockin on heaven's door___
CHORUS:
G
D
Am7
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
G
D
C (D)
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door___
G
D
Am7
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
G
D
C (D)
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door___
G
D
Am7
.. Mama put my guns in the ground
G
D
C
.. I can't shoot them any-more
G
D
Am7
. That long black cloud is comin' down
G
D
C (D)
. I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door___
ENDING: CHORUS, THEN REPEAT AND FADE
G D Am7
Oo - oo - oo - oo
(G)
(Melody starts on B)
-90-
Knockin' on Your Door
G
C
I'm knockin' on your door again my darlin'
D
G
I'm knockin' on your door please answer me
C
Well I tried to make you realize my darlin'
D
G
That no one else was ever meant for me
Well, I remember dear you said you'd always love me
And you promised me a happiness so true
But now you gone away, dear, with another
And I wonder if you feel the way I do
Refrain
I never read the letter that you wrote my little darlin'
I'm sailing far across the deep blue sea
I'm knockin' on your door again my darlin'
To return the letters that you wrote to me
Refrain
So good-bye my dear, I know you'll soon forget me
And I hope that you find happiness so true
But whenever you make your sweet heart remember
That no one else will be he same for you
Chorus
Melody starts on D
-91-
-92-
Lady Madonna
The Beatles
A
D
A
D
Lady Madonna, children at your feet
A
D
AF
G
A
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
A
D
A
D
Who finds the money when you pay the rent
A
D
A FG
A
Did you think that money was heaven sent
BRIDGE
Dm
G
Friday night arrives without a suitcase
C
Am
Sunday morning creeping like a nun
Dm
G
Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace
C Bm E7 E
See how they run
Lady Madonna, baby at your breast
Wonder how you manage to feed the rest
Lady Madonna, lying on the bed
Listen to the music playing in your head
Tuesday afternoon is never ending
Wednesday morning papers didn't come
Thursday night your stockings needed mending
See how they run
Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
Melody starts on C#
-93-
Landslide
By Stevie Nicks
I took my love, I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down
/ C G Am7 G / :
Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life
Interlude: / C G Am7 G C G Am7 D7 /
Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you get bolder, even children get older
And I'm getting older too
/ G D/F# Em - / C G Am7 D7 / 1st / C G Am7 G /
Oh, take my love, take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
-94-
Last Thing On My Mind
Tom Paxton
G
C
G
C/G
It's a lesson too late for the learnin'
D
G
Made of sand, made of sand
C
G
C/G
In a wink of an eye my soul is turning
D
G
In your hand, in your hand
D
C
G
Are you going away with no words of farewell
C
G
D
Can there be not a trace left behind
C
I could have loved you better
G
CG
I didn't mean to be unkind
D
G
You know that was the last thing on my mind
You got reason aplenty for going
This I know, this I know
For the weeds have been steadily growin'
Please don't go, please don't go
* Refrain
As I lie in my bed in the morning
Without you, without you
Each song in my breast dies a bornin’
Without you, without you
* Refrain
Darling, that was the last thing on my mind
Melody starts on D
-95-
Lay Down Sally
By Eric Clapton
There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me
I know you've got somewhere to go
But won't you make yourself at home and stay with me
And don't you ever leave
/A-/--D-/:/E-/
{Refrain}
Lay down, Sally, and rest you in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you
/ A - D - / E - A A7 / :
The sun ain't nearly on the rise
And we still got the moon and stars above
Underneath the velvet skies
Love is all that matters, won't you stay with me
And don't you ever leave
{Refrain}
I long to see the morning light
Coloring your face so dreamily
So don't you go and say goodbye
You can lay your worries down and stay with me
And don't you ever leave
{Refrain twice}
-96-
Let It Be
(Beatles)
C
G
Am
F
When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
C
G
F C/e Dm C
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
G
Am
F
And in my hour of darkness, She is standing right in front of me
C
G
F C/e Dm C
Speaking words of wisdom, Let it be
Am
G
F
C
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
G
F C/e Dm C
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the broken hearted people, Living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
But though they may be parted, There is still a chance that they may see
There will be an answer, let it be
CHORUS:
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
LEAD
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine on till tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
CHORUS
Melody starts on G
-97-
The Letter
By Wayne Carson Thompson
Am
F
Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane
G
D
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Am
F
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
E7
Am
'Cause my baby just-a wrote me a letter
I don't care how much money I gotta spend
Got to get back to my baby again
Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home
'Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter
{Refrain}
C
G
Well, she wrote me a letter
F
C
G
Said she couldn't live without me no more
C
G
F
C
Listen mister can't you see I got to get back
G
E7
To my baby once a-more - anyway
{Repeat First Verse}
{Refrain}
{Repeat First Verse}
Because my baby just a-wrote me a letter
Melody starts on A
-98-
Life’s Too Short
by the Delmore Brothers
Key of F (capo 5th Fret..C tuning for Banjo)
C
Here today and gone tomorrow
F
C
Life’s too short to borrow sorrow
G
C
Life’s too short for me to worry over you
You are gone you are missing
F
C
Other lips you are kissing
G
C C7
Life’s too short for me to worry over you
Chorus
F
C
And I’m leavin’ and I’m grieving
F
G
And I’m grieving cause I’m blue
C
Here to-day and gone tomorrow
F
C
Life’s too short to borrow sorrow
G
C
Life’s too short for me to worry over you.
Instrumental full break
Sometimes I think I’m crazy
With these blue days so hazy
Can’t realize that you are so untrue
Now I know you don’t love me
In my heart the fires abut me
Life’s too short for me to worry over you
Chorus
Instrumental full break
Now I’m through with you forever
For this time we must sever
I don’t have another heart so good and true
It was made for your using
Not for all this abusing
Life’s too short for me to worry over you.
Melody starts on C
-99-
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tokens
G
C
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh
G
D
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh
G
C
Wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh
G
D
Wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh
:
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
{Refrain}
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh
Wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh (2X)
Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh
Wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh (2X)
Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight
{Refrain}
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
{Refrain}
Melody starts on G
-100-
And then I know that I will keep.
Little Brown Jug
G
C
My wife and I live all alone
D
G
In a little log hut we call our own;
C
She loves gin and I love rum,
D
G
And I tell you we have lots of fun!
I bought a cow from Farmer Jones,
And she was nothing but skin and bones;
I fed her up as fine as silk,
She jumped the fence and strained her milk.
If all the folks in Adam's race
Were gathered together in one place,
I'd let them go without a tear
Before I'd part from you, my dear.
Chorus
G
C
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
D
G
Little brown jug, don't I love thee!
C
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
D
G
Little brown jug, don't I love thee!
Website warning (from the US Government,
believe it or not!)
Important! This is a fun song to sing, but the
message is about a man and his wife who had
a lot of hard times because of alcohol
addictions. Remember, drinking excessively is
not good for your health and could lead to
serious problems and addictions. In fact,
addictions of all types can be very serious
health concerns.
When I go toiling on my farm
I take little brown jug under my arm;
Place himi under a shady tree,
Little brown jug,'tis you and me.
'Tis you that makes my friends and foes,
'Tis you that makes me wear old clothes;
But here you are so near my nose,
Tip her up and down she goes.
Melody starts on D
If I'd a cow that gave such milk,
I'd dress her in the finest silk;
I’d feed her oats, I’d feed her hay,
And milk her twenty five times a day.
The rose is red, my nose is too,
The violet's blue and so are you;
And yet, I guess, before I stop,
We'd better take another drop.
And when I die don't bury me at all,
Just pickle my bones in alcohol;
Put a bottle o' booze at my head and feet
-101-
Little Maggie
Key of A (capo 2nd)
G
F
Over yonder stands Little Maggie
G
D
G
With a dram glass in her hand
F
She's drinkin' away her troubles,
G
D
G
And courtin' some other man
Oh how can I ever stand it
Just to see them two blue eyes
A-shining in the moonlight
Like two diamonds in the sky
Pretty flowers were made for blooming
Pretty stars were made to shine
Pretty women were made for lovin'
Little Maggie was made to be mine
Last time I saw Little Maggie
She was sitting on the banks of the sea
With a forty-four around her
And a banjo on her knee.
Lay down your last gold dollar
Lay down your gold watch and chain
Little Maggie’s gonna dance for daddy
Listen to that old banjo ring.
I’m going down to the station
With my suitcase in my hand.
I’m going away for to leave you
I’m going to some far distant land.
Go away, go away little Maggie
And do the best that you can.
I’ll get me another woman
You can get you another man.
Melody starts on G
Sometimes the vocalist stretches the G chord.
G
Such as “Over yonder standsssssssssssssssssss
F
Little Maggie
-102-
Long Black Veil
G
Ten years ago, on a cold, dark night
D
C
G
There was someone killed neath the Town hall light
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
D
C
G
That the man who ran looked a lot like me
C
G
C
G
She walks these hills in a long black veil
C
G
C
G
She visits my grave while the night winds wail
C
Nobody knows, nobody sees
D
G
Nobody knows but me
The judge said Son, what is your alibi
If you were somewhere else, then you don't have to die
I spoke not a word though it meant my life
For I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife
* Refrain
The scaffold was high and eternity near
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold winds moan
In a long black veil she cries over my bones
* Refrain
Melody starts on G
-103-
Lookin’ Out My Back Door
by Creedance Clearwater Revival
G
Em
Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy
C
G
D
D7
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch
G
Em
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singin'
C
G
D7
G
Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door
2.
There's a giant doing cartwheels, a statue wearin' high heels
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn
A dinosaur Victrola list'ning to Buck Owens
Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door
D
C
G
Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band
G
Em
D
D7
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon
G
Em
Wond'rous apparition provided by magician
C
G
D7
G
Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door
Repeat Verse 1.
Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon
Bother me tomorrow, today I'll buy no sorrow
Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door
Forward troubles, Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn
{Slowly}
Bother me tomorrow, today I'll buy no sorrow
Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door
Melody starts on D
-104-
Love Please Come Home
Often played in the Key of A (capo 2nd)
G
F
As you read this letter that write to you
C
G
Sweetheart, I hope you'll understand
C
G
That you're the only love I knew
D
G
Please forgive me if you can
Sweetheart, I beg you to come home tonight
I'm so blue and all alone
I promise that I'll treat you right
Love, oh love, oh please come home
That old wind is cold and slowly creeping around
And the fire it is burning low
The snow has covered up the ground
Your baby's hungry, sick and cold.
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-105-
-106-
Magic Carpet Ride
by Steppenwolf
1.
DD C GG
DD C GG
I like to dream,
Right between the sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Every place she goes is right
Flies far, flies near
To the stars away from here
Well, you don’t know what
We can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic Carpet Ride
Well, you don’t know what
We can find
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
CHORUS
G
Close your eyes girl
Bb
Look inside girl
C
G
Let the sound take you away
2.
Last night I found Aladdin’s lamp
So I wished that I could stay
But before the thing could answer me
Someone came and took the lamp away
I looked
around
A lousy candle’s all I found
Well, you don’t know what
We can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic Carpet Ride
Well, you don’t know what
We can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Chorus
-107-
Mama Tried
by Merle Haggard
D
G
First thing I remember knowing
D
G
Was a lonesome whistle blowin’
D
G
A7
And a youn-on’s dream of growing up to ride
D
G
On a freight train leaving town,
D
G
Not knowing where I’m bound
D
G
A7
D
And no one could change my mind but Mama tried.
Born an only rebel child
From a family meek and mild
Mama seemed to know what laid in store
In spite of all my Sunday learnin’
Towards the bad I kept on turnin’
Til Mama couldn’t hold me anymore
CHORUS
D
And I turned twenty one in prison
C
D
Doing life without parole
Bm
No one could steer me right
A
A7
But Mama tried, Mama tried
D
Mama tried to raise me better
G
D
But her pleading I denied
G
A7
D
That leaves only me to blame ‘cause Mama tried
Dear old Daddy rest his soul,
Left my mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
She wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right, but I refused.
Melody starts on F#
-108-
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo
By Kent Lavoie
G
C
I remember to this day the bright red Georgia clay
G
D
How it stuck to the tires after the summer rain
G
C
Will power made that old car go, a woman's mind told me that's so
G
F
C CC D CCCD
Oh how I wish we were back on the road again
{Refrain}
C
D
G
Me and you and a dog named Boo
C
D
G
Travelin' and a livin' off the land
C
D
G
Me and you and a dog named Boo
F
C
G
How I love being a free man
2.
I can still recall the wheat fields of Saint Paul
And the morning we got caught robbing from an old hen
Old McDonald, he made us work, but then he paid us for what it was worth
Another tank of gas and back on the road again
{Refrain}
3.
I'll never forget the day we motored stately into big L.A.
The lights of the city put settlin' down in my brain
Though it's only been a month or so that old car's buggin' us to go
We gotta get away and get back on the road again
{Refrain}
Melody starts on B
-109-
Me and Bobby McGee
By Kris Kristofferson
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train
And I's feeling nearly as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
That rode us all the way to New Orleans
/ G Gsus4 G Gsus4 / G - D - / - - - - / - - G - /
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana
I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues
Windshield wipers slappin' time
I was holding Bobby's hand in mine
And we sang every song that driver knew
/ G - - - / - - C - / C7 - / G - / D - - - /
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothing don't mean nothing honey, if it ain't free
Feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee
/ C - G - / D - G - / C7 - G - / D - - - / - - G - /
From the Kentucky coal mines, to the California sun
Yeah, Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather through everything we done
Yeah Bobby, baby, kept me from the cold
One day near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away
He's looking for that home, and I hope he finds it
But I'd trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday
To be holding Bobby's body next to mine
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothing, and that's all that Bobby left me
Feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee
La da da...
Now, when I called him my lover, called him my man
I said I called him my lover and did the best I can, come on
And that Bobby, lord, and that Bobby McGee, yeah
Lordy, lordy, lordy...
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee
Melody starts on G
-110-
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Paul Simon
G
Mama Pajama rolled outa bed
C
And she ran to the police station
D
When the papa found out, he began to shout
G
And he started the investi-gation
D
G
It's against the law, it was against the law
D
G
What the mama saw, it was against the law
The mama looked down and spit on the ground
Every time my name gets mentioned
The papa says, oy, if I get that boy
I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention
{Refrain}
C
G
Well I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm goin'
C
G
D
I'm on my way, takin' my time, but I don't know where
C
F
G
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
G
F
C
D
G
G C G D
See you, me and Julio down by the school yard
G
F
C
D
G
G C G DDD
See you, me and Julio down by the school yard
Whoa oh
In a couple of days they're gonna take me away
But the press let the story leak
When the radical priest comes to get me released
We're all on the cover of Newsweek
{Refrain}
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Melody starts on B
-111-
Mellow Yellow
By Donovan
D
G
I'm just mad about Saffron
D
A
Ab
Saffron's mad about me
G
G7
I'm just mad about Saffron
A
She's just mad about me
They call it mellow yellow
Quite rightly
They call me mellow yellow
Quite rightly
They call me mellow yellow
Saffron - yeah
I'm just mad about her
I'm just mad about Saffron
She's just mad about me
{Refrain}
D7
G A7
They call me mellow yellow
Quite rightly
D7
G A7
They call me mellow yellow
Quite rightly
D7
G A7
They call me mellow yellow
{Refrain}
Melody starts on F#
I'm just mad about Fourteen
Fourteen's mad about me
I'm just mad about Fourteen
She's just mad about me
{Refrain}
Born high forever to fly
Wind velocity nil
Born high forever to fly
If you want your cup I will fill
{Refrain}
So mellow, he's so yellow
Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase
-112-
Midnight Rider
The Allman Brothers
E
E7
I got to run to keep from hiding
E
E7
And I'm bound to keep on riding
E
E7
And I've got one more silver dollar
C
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
D
E
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider
And I don't own the clothes I'm wearing
And the road goes on forever
And I've got one more silver dollar
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider
I've gone past the point of caring
Some old bed I'll soon be sharing
And I've got one more silver dollar
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider
{Repeat twice more}
Melody starts on G#
-113-
Moondance
by Van Morrison
INTRO:
Am7 Bm7 Am7 Bm7 (repeat)
VERSE 1:
Am7
Bm7
Am7
Bm7
well it's a marvelous night for a moondance with the
Am7
Bm7
Am7
Bm7
stars up a-bove in your eyes
Am7
Bm7
Am7
Bm7
a fan-tabulous night to make romance 'neath the
Am7
Bm7 Am7
Bm7
color of october skies
Am7
Bm7
Am7
Bm7
all the leaves on the trees are falling to the
Am7
Bm7
Am7
Bm7
sounds of the breezes that blow
Am7
Bm7
Am7
Bm7
and i'm trying to place to the calling of the
Am7
Bm7
Am7
heartstrings that play soft and low
Dm7 Dm7
Am7
and every time
I touch you
Dm7 Dm7
Am7
you just
tremble in-side
Dm7 Dm7
Am7
and I know
how much you want me
Dm7 Dm7 Dm7
E7 E7 E7
that
I cant hide
Am7 Bm7
Am7
Bm7
can I just have one more moon-dance with
Am7 Bm7
Am7 Bm7
you
my love
Am7 Bm7
Am7 Bm7
can I just make some more ro-mance with
Am7 Bm7 Am7 E7
you
my love
VERSE 2:
well I want to make love to you tonight
I can't wait til the morning has come
and I know that the time will be just right
and straight into my arms you will come
when you come my heart will be waiting
to be sure that you're never alone
there and then all my dreams will come true
dear
there and then I will make you my own
Dm7 Dm7 Am7
you know the night's
magic seems to
Dm7 Dm7
Am7
whisper and
hush and all the
Dm7 Dm7
Am7
soft moonlight seems to shine
Dm7 Dm7 Dm7
E7 E7 E7
on your blush
Am7 Bm7
Am7
Bm7
can I just have one more moondance with you
my love
Am7 Bm7
Am7 Bm7
can I just make some more romance
Am7 Bm7 Am7 E7
with you my love
Melody starts on C
-114-
Moonlight Midnight
(Banjo riff intro)
G
Do you ever feel lone....some
D
And you're down in San Antoine
Am
D
C
Beg, steal or borrow two nickels or a dime
F
G
And call me on the phone
G
I'll meet you at Alamo Mission.........
D
Where we can say our prayers
Am
D
The Holy Ghost and the Virgin Mother will heal us
Em D
C
As we kneel there
F
C
F C
In the moonlight, in the midnight
F
C
G
In the moonlight midnight moonlight
In the moonlight, in the midnight
In the moonlight midnight moonlight
Did you ever feel sorrow
For the deeds you have done
With no hope for tomorrow
In the setting of the sun
And the ocean is howling
With things that might have been
And that last good morning, sunrise
Will be the brightest you've ever seen
* Refrain
Bridge:
Bbt to G several times, resolving to G and banjo riff return
to Verse 1
Melody starts on B
-115-
Mountain Dew
G
G7
They call it that good ole mountain dew
C
G
And them that refuse it are few
I’ll hush up my mug if you fill up my jug
D
G
With that good old mountain dew
Down the road a ways from here , there's a big holler tree
Where you lay down a dollar or two
You go 'round the bend and you’ll come back again
For a jug full of good old mountain dew
Chorus
My uncle Mort, he's sawed off and short
Measures about four foot two
But he thinks he's a giant when you give him a pint
Of that good old mountain dew
Chorus
My Aunty June’s got a brand-new perfume
It has such a sweet-smelling pu.
Imagine her surprise when she had it analyzed
It was nothing but that good ole Mountain Dew.
Chorus
Well, the preacher came by with his head hoisted high
Said his wife had come down with the flu
We said that he ought to give her a snort
Of that good old mountain dew
Chorus
Well, my Uncle Bill's got a still on the hill
Where he runs off a gallon or two
The birds in the sky get so drunk they can't fly
From smelling that good old mountain dew
Chorus
Melody starts on D
-116-
Nine Pound Hammer
G
C
This nine pound hammer is a little too heavy
G
D
G
For my size..... buddy, for my size.
C
Roll on buddy, don't you roll so slow
G
D
G
Buddy, how can I roll..... when the wheels won't go
It's a long way to Harlan It’s a long way to Hazard
Just to get a little booze, just get a little booze
Roll on Buddy................
Oh the nine pound hammer killed John Henry
Ain't a gonna kill me, ain't a gonna kill me
Refrain
There ain’t one hammer, down in this tunnel
That can ring like mine, that ring like mine
Rings like silver, shines like gold
Rings like silver, shines like gold
When I’m long gone, won’t you make my tombstone
Our of number nine coal, out of number nine coal
Refrain
I’m going on the mountain just to see my honey
And I ain't coming back, lord, I ain't coming back
* Refrain
Melody starts on G
-117-
No Expectations
C
C7
G
Now you take me to the station,
C
C7 G
And you put me on a train.
C
C7 G
For I've got no expectations,
B-b
C
G
To ever pass through here again.
Well once I was a rich man,
And now I am so poor.
Never in my sweet short life,
Have I felt like this before.
Your love is like a diamond,
She cast your pearls at swine.
And as I see you leaving me,
Oh, it cracks my peace of mind.
Your love is like the water,
See it splashin' on a stone.
Your love is like the music,
First it's here and then it's gone.
So you take me to the airport,
And you put me on a plane.
Cause I got no expectations,
To ever pass through here again.
To ever pass through here again.
To ever pass through here again.
Melody starts on G
-118-
Ohio
Neil Young
Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio
/ Dm - F C / :
Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know
/ Gm7 - / C - / Gm7 - C - / :
Ah, la la la la...
Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know
Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio
{Repeat last line}
Melody starts on Hi D
-119-
Old and In the Way
C
D
Old and in the way
G
C
That's what I heard him say
Am
C
They used to heed the words he said
G
But that was yesterday
C
D
Coal will turn to gray
G
C
And youth will fade away
Am
C
They'll never care about you
D
G
Cause you're old and in the way
D
G
As I hear tell he was happy
C
G
D
He had his share of friends that were kind
C
Now those frIends have all passed on
G
Em
He don't have a place called home
Am
C
Looking back to a better day
D
G
When you're old and in the way
* Refrain
When just a boy he left his home
Thought he'd have the world on a string
Now the years have come and gone
Through the streets he walks alone
Like the old dog gone astray
He's just old and in the way
* Refrain
They'll never care about you
Cause you're old in the way
Melody starts on C
-120-
Old Dan Tucker
G
C
Now old Dan Tucker's fine old man
D
G
Washed hid face in a fryin' pan
G
C
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel
D
G
And died with a toothache in his heel
Refrain
Get out the way, old Dan Tucker
You're too late to geta your supper
Supper’s over, Breakfast cookin’
Old Dan Tucker just stand there lookin.’
2.
Now old Dan Tucker is come to town
Riding a billy goat leading a hound
Hound dog bark and the billy goat jump
Landed Dan Tucker on top of the stump
Refrain
3.
Now old Dan Tucker he got drunk
Fell in the fire and kicked up a chunk
Red hot coal got in his shoe
And oh my lawd how the ashes flew
* Refrain
4.
Now old Dan Tucker is come to town
Swinging the ladies round and round
First to the right and then to the left
Then to the girl that he loves best
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-121-
Old Home Place
G
B7
C
G
It's been ten long years since I left my home
D
In the hollow where I was born
G
B7
C
G
Where the cool fall nights makes the wood smoke rise
D
G
And the fox hunter blows his horn
I feel in love with a girl from the town
I thought that she would be true
I ran away to Charlottesville
And worked in a sawmill, too.
D
G
What have you done to the old home place
A
D
Why did they tear it down
G
B7
C
G
And why did I leave my plow in the fields
D
G
And look for the job in the town
Well the girl ran off with somebody else
The tariffs took all my pay
And here I stand where the old home stood
Before they took it away
Now the geese fly south and the cold wind moans
As I stand here and hang my head
I've lost my love I've lost my home
And now I wish that I was dead
Chorus
Melody starts on B
-122-
Time enough to marry you
When all the rest are dead.
Old Joe Clark
G
Old Joe Clark's a fine old man
F
Tell you the reason why
G
He keeps good likker 'round his house
F
G
Good old Rock and Rye
Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark
Fare ye well, I say
Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark
I'm a going away
Old Joe Clark had a mule
His name was Morgan Brown
And every tooth in that mule's head
Was sixteen inches around
Old Joe Clark had a yellow cat
She would neither sing nor pray
She stuck her head in the buttermilk jar
And washed her sins away
Old Joe Clark he had a house
Fifteen stories high
And every story in that house
Was filled with chicken pie
I went down to Old Joe's house
He invited me to dine
I stubbed my toe on the table leg
And stuck my nose in the wine
Now I wouldn't marry a widder
Tell you the reason why
She'd have so many children
They'd make those biscuits fly
Sixteen horses in my team
The leaders they are blind
And every time the sun goes down
There's a pretty girl on my mind
I asked my girl to marry me
And what do you think she said?
-123-
Old Slewfoot
G
High on the mountain, tell me what do you see
C
D
G
Bear tracks bear tracks looking back at me
Better get your rifles before its too late
C
D
G
The bear's got a little pig and headed for the gate
D
G
He's big around the middle and broad across the rump
D
G
Running ninety miles an hour taking thirty feet a jump
Ain't never been caught he ain't never been treed
C D G
And some folks say he looks a lot like me
Saved up my money and bought me some bees
Started making honey way up in the trees
Cut down the trees but the honey's all gone
Old slew foot done made himself at home
* Refrain
Winter's coming on and its forty below
River's froze over so where can he go
We’ll chase him up the gulley and run him in the well
Shoot him the bottom just to hear him yell
* Refrain
Melody starts on high D
-124-
Pallet on Your Floor
Refrain
C
G
Make me a pallet on your floor
C
G
Make me a pallet on your floor
B
C
When I reach Atlanta and have no place to go
G
D
G
Make me a pallet on your floor
1.
These blues are everywhere I see
Weary blues are everywhere I see
Blues all around me, everywhere I see
Nobody's had these blues like me
* Refrain
2.
Come all you good-time friends of mine
Come all you good-time friends of mine
When I had a dollar you treated me just fine
Where'd you go when I only had a dime
* Refrain
3.
I'd be more than satisfied
If I could catch a train and ride
When I reach Atranta and have no place to go
Won't you make me a pallet on your floor
* Refrain
Melody starts on G
-125-
Panama Red
Am
G
Panama Red, Panama Red
F
Dm
G
He'll steal your woman then he'll rob your head
Am
G
Panama Red, Panama Red
E
F
On his white horse Mescalito He comes breezing though town
G
C
I bet your woman's up in bed with ol'Panama Red
C
The judge don't know when Red's in town
F
He keeps well hidden underground
G
But everybody's acting lazy
C
Falling out and hanging round
My woman said, hey Pedro
F
You acting crazy like a clown
G
Nobody feels like working
C
Panama Red in back in town
* Refrain
Everybody's looking out for him
Cause they know Red satisfies
Little girls love to listen to him
Sing and tell sweet lies
Whenever things get too confusing, honey
We're better off in bed
And I'll be searching all the joints in town for Panama Red
* Refrain
Melody starts on A
-126-
Paradise
John Prine
Waltz time
G
C
G
Daddy, won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
D
G
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
C
G
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
D
G
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
When I was a boy my family would travel
Down to western Kentucky where my parents were born
There's a backwards old town that's often remembered
So many times that my memories are worn
* Refrain
Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
To the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill
* Refrain
Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
They tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal til the land was forsaken
Then they wote it all down as the progress of man
* Refrain
When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester Dam
I'll be halfway to heaven with paradise waiting
Just five miles away from wherever I am
* Refrain
Melody starts on B-D
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Peaceful Easy Feeling
3.
by the Eagles
Intro: E Esus4 (repeat)
E
A
E
A
I like the way you sparkling earrings lay
E
A
B7
Against your skin so brown
E
A
E
A
And I want to sleep with you in the desert tonight
E
A
B7
With a million stars all around
E
A
E
A
I get the feeling I may know you
E A
B7
As a lover and a friend
E
A
E
A
But this voice keeps whispering in my other
ear
E
A
B7
Tells me I may never see you again
CHORUS
A
E
Cause I got a Peaceful Easy Feeling
A
F#m7 B7
And I know you won’t let me down
E F#M7 A
B7
E Esus4
Cause I’m alllllready standing .....on the ground
2.
E
A
E
A
And I found out a long time ago
E
A
B7
What a woman can do to your soul
E
A
E
A
Ah, but she can’t take you any way
E
A
B7
You don’t already know how to go
CHORUS
A
E
Cause I got a Peaceful Easy Feeling
A
F#m7 B7
And I know you won’t let me down
E F#M7 A
B7
E
Esus4
Cause I’m alllllready standing .....on the
ground
Melody starts on G#
CHORUS
A
E
Cause I got a Peaceful Easy Feeling
A
F#m7 B7
And I know you won’t let me down
E F#M7 A
B7
E Esus4
Cause I’m alllllready standing .....on the ground
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Pig in a Pen
G
I got a pig at home in a pen
C
Corn to feed him on
G
All I need's a pretty little girl
D
G
To feed I'm when I'm gone
* Refrain
Going up on a mountain
To sow a little cane
Raise a barrel of sorghum
Sweet little Liza Jane
* Refrain
Black smoke arising
Sure sign of rain
Put that old gray bonnet
On Sweet little Liza Jane
* Refrain
Yonder comes that gal of mine
How do you think I know
Tell by that gingham gown
Hanging down so low
* Refrain
Bake them biscuits baby
Bake em good and brown
When you get them biscuits baked
We're Alabama bound
* Refrain
Melody starts on G
-129-
Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Intro: / C A C A C AG F - D - - - /
Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin'
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been
/D-////
{Chorus}
A
Big wheel keep on turnin'
Bm
Proud Mary keep on burnin'
D
A D
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
/ A - / Bm - / D - - - / ( / / ... )
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of a city
'Til I hitched a ride on the riverboat queen
{Chorus}
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
If you come down to the river
Bet you're gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry 'cause you have no money
People on the river are happy to give
{Chorus}
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river (3x)
Melody starts on D
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Red River Valley
G
From this valley they say you are going
D
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
G
C
For they say you are taking the sunshine
G
D
G
That has brightened our pathways awhile
Come and sit by my side, if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
Just remember the Red river valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true
I've been thinking a long time, my darling
Of the sweet words you never would say
Now alas must my fond fopes all vanish
For they say you are going away
* Refrain
Do you think of the valley you're leaving
Oh how lonely and how dreary it will be
Do you think of the kind hearts you're breaking
And the pain you are causing to me
* Refrain
They will bury me where you have wandered
Near the hills where the daffodils grow
When you're gone from the Red river valley
For I can't live without you I know
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
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Rhubarb Pie
John Foggerty
(Chorus)
E
Rhubarb Pie Rhubarb Pie
B7
E
It might rain tomorrow Better get some before I die
Chorus
A
Save your lemons
E
Get ‘em up in the tree
B7
Save your peaches
E
They really don’t get to me
A
Talk about somethin’ sure gonna
E
make me shout
(tacit)
Go on get some rhubarb pie
That’s what it’s all about
Chorus
Hey little mama can I walk with you
Got a hole in my pocket
Another one in my shoe
Pies in the kitchen settin’
out the window sill
Talk about make my eyes bug out
Lord they surely will
Chorus
Hey little mama can I walk you home
Ain’t had no lovin’
since my use-t gal been gone
Come on in the kitchen
Lord I wish you would
Roll my eyes and shut my mouth
This rhubarb sure is good
chorus
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Rocky Top
G
C
G
Wish that I was on ol' Rocky Top
Em
D
G
Down in the Tennessee hills
C
G
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top
Em
D
G
Ain't no telephone bills
Once I had a girl on Rocky Top
Half bear, other half cat
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda pop
I still dream about that
Em
D
Rocky Top, you'll always be
F
C
Home sweet home to me
G
Good ol' Rocky Top
F
G
F
G
Rocky Top, Tennessee, Rocky Top, Tennessee
Once two strangers climbed ol' Rocky Top
Looking for a moonshine still
Strangers ain't come down from Rocky Top
Reckon they never will
Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top
Dirt's too rocky by far
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
Get their corn from a jar
* Refrain
I've had years of cramped up city life
Trapped like a duck in a pen
All I know is it's a pity life
Can't be simple again
* Refrain
Melody starts on High D
-133-
Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
G
Roll in my sweet baby's arms
D
Roll in my sweet baby's arms
G
G7
C
Lay around the shack 'til the mail comes back
D
G
And roll in my sweet baby's arms
I ain't gonna work on the railroad
I ain't gonna work on the farm
Gonna lay down the shack 'til the mail train comes back
And roll in my sweet baby's arms
* Refrain
Now where were you last Friday's night
While I was lying in jail
Walking the street with another man
Would even go my bail
* Refrain
Mama was a beauty operator
Sister could weave and spin
Daddy’s got an interest in that old cotton mill
Just watchin’ that money roll in.
* Refrain
I know you parents don't like me
They drove me away from your door
If I had my life to live over
I'd never go there any more
* Refrain
Melody starts on G
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Salty Dog Blues
G
E
Standin' on the corner with the low-down blues
A7
A great big hole in the bottom of my shoes
D
D7
G
Honey, let me be your salty dog
Let me be your salty dog
Or I won't be your man at all
Honey, let me be your salty dog
Now look-a hear, Sal, I know you
A run-down stockin' and a worn-out shoes
Honey, let me be your salty dog
* Refrain
I was down in the wildwood settin' on a log
Finger on the trigger and an eye on the hog
Honey let me be your salty dog
* Refrain
I pulled the trigger and the gun said go
Shot fell over in Mexico
Honey let me be your salty dog
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-135-
Shady Grove
Dm
C
Shady Grove, my little love
Dm C
Dm
Shady Grove, I say
F
C
Shady Grove, my little love
Dm
C Dm
I'm bound to go a-way.
Cheeks as red as a blooming rose
Eyes are the prettiest brown
She’s the darling of my heart
Sweetest girl in town.
Wish I had a big, fine horse
Corn to feed him on
And Shady Grove to stay at home
And feed him when I'm gone
Went to see my Shady Grove
She was standin' in the door
Shoes and stockings in her hand
Her little bare feet on the floor
When I was a little boy,
I wanted a Barlo knife
Now I want little Shady Grove
To say she’ll be my wife
A kiss from pretty little Shady Grove
Is sweet as brandy wine
There ain’t no girl in this old world
That’s prettier than mine.
Melody starts on D
-136-
Sittin’ On Top of the World
G
G7
It was in the spring one sunny day
C
G
My good girl left me, lord, she went away
Em
And now she's gone and I don't worry
G
D
G
'Cause I'm sitting on top of the world
She called me up from El Paso
Said come back, daddy, Lord I need you so
* Refrain
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Show me a woman a man can trust
* Refrain
Mississippi River, long, deep and wide
The woman I'm loving is on the other side
* Refrain
You don't like my peaches, don't you shake my tree
Get out of my orchard, let my peaches be
* Refrain
Don't you come here running, poking out your hand
I'll get me a woman like you got your man
* Refrain
Melody starts on D
-137-
Snoopy vs. the Red Baron
By The Royal Guardsmen
D
G
After the turn of the century
D
A7
In the clear blue skies over Germany
D
G
Came a roar and a thunder men had never heard
A7
D
Like the screamin' sound of a big war bird
2.
Up in the sky, a man in a plane
Baron von Richthofen was his name
Eighty men tried, and eighty men died
Now they're buried together on the countryside
{Refrain}
Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score
Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany
3.
In the nick of time, a hero arose
A funny-looking dog with a big black nose
He flew into the sky to seek revenge
But the Baron shot him down - <I>"Curses, foiled again!"</I>
{Refrain}
4.
Now, Snoopy had sworn that he'd get that man
So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan
He challenged the German to a real dogfight
While the Baron was laughing, he got him in his sight
5.
That Bloody Red Baron was in a fix
He'd tried everything, but he'd run out of tricks
Snoopy fired once, and he fired twice
And that Bloody Red Baron went spinning out of sight
{Refrain Twice}
(Not exactly a classic bluegrass tune, but a classic none the less!)
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Some Old Day
G
I've been working out in the rain
C
G
Tied to the dirty old ball and chain
A
D
Oh dear mother, I'll come home some old day
G
Some sweet day they'll turn me loose
C
G
From this dirty old calaboose
A
D
G
Oh dear mother, I'll come home some old day
C
G
Some old day you'll wait for me and pray
A
D
Oh dear mother, I'll come home some old day
G
Some sweet day they'll turn me loose
C
G
From this dirty old calaboose
A
D
G
Oh dear mother, I'll come home some old day
Oh dear mother, I've hurt you so
And I've been cruel to you I know
Oh dear mother, I'll come home some old day
Tell my brother, my sister and dad
They're the best friends that I've had
Oh dear mother, I'll come home some old day
* Refrain
Melody starts on high D
-139-
Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot
G
C
G
Swing low (swing low), sweet char-i-ot
D
Comin' for to carry me home
G
C G
Swing low (swing low), sweet chariot
D
G
Comin' for to carry me home
G
C
G
I looked over Jordan and what did I see
D
Comin' for to carry me home
G
C
G
A band of angels comin' after me
D
G
Comin' for to carry me home
* Refrain
If you get to heaven before I do
Comin' for to carry me home
Tell all my friends that I'm comin' too
Comin' for to carry me home
* Refrain
I’m sometimes up and sometimes down
Coming for to carry me home
But still my soul feels heavenward bound
Coming for to carry me home.
Melody starts on B
-140-
Teach Your Children
G
C
You who are on the road
G
D
Must have a code that you can live by
G
C
And so becomes yourself
G
D
Because the past is just a goodbye
Refrain
G
C
Teach your children well
G
D
Their fathers Hell did slowly go by
G
C
And feed them on your dreams
G
D
The one they pick’s, the one you know by
G
C
Don't you ever ask them why
G
If they told you, you would cry
Em C D
So just look at them and si.....gh
G
And know they love you
And you of tender years
Can't know the fears
that your elders grew by
And so please help
Them with your youth
They seek the truth
before they can die
Can you see and do you care
Can you see we
Must be free to
Teach the children
To believe and
Make a world that
We can Live by
Teach your parents well
Their children's Hell will slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick’s, the one you’ll know by
* Refrain
Melody starts on B
-141-
Ad lib Whoa Boy
Tennessee Stud
An old classic off Circle Unbroken Tape
by Doc Watson
D
Along about eighteen twenty five
C
I left Tennessee very much alive
D
And I never would got through the Arkansas mud
C
D
DCD
If I hadn't been a-ridin that Tennessee Stud
I had me some trouble with my sweetheart's Paw
One o' her brothers was a bad outlaw
I sent her a letter by my Uncle Fud
Then I rode away on the Tennessee Stud
Chorus:
D
C
D
The Tennesee Stud was long and lean
G
F
A
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
(D)
C
D
He had the nerve and he had the blood
(D)
C
And there never was a horse like The Tennesee
D
DCD
Stud
We drifted on down into no man's land
And crossed that river called the Rio Grande
I raced my hoss with a Spaniard's foal
'Til I got me a skin full of silver and gold
Me and the gambler we couldn't agree
We got in a fight over Tennessee
We jerked our guns and he fell with a thud
And I got away on the Tennessee Stud
Chorus
Well I got just as lonesome as a man could be
A-dreamin of my girl in Tennessee
The Tennessee Stud's green eyes turned blue
'Cause he was dreamin bout his sweetheart too
We loped right back across Arkansas
I whooped her brother and I whooped her Paw
When I found that girl with the golden hair
She was a-ridin that Tennessee Mare
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Chorus
Stirrup to stirrup and side by side
We crossed them mountains and the valleys
wide
We came to big muddy and then we forded a
flood
On the Tennesee Mare and the Tennessee Stud
There's a prety little girl on the cabin floor
And a little horse colt layin on the floor
I love that girl with the golden hair
And the Tennesee stud loves the Tennessee
Mare
Ad lib They're good horses
Chorus
Melody starts on D
Tennessee Waltz
G
C
I was dancing with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz
G
D
When an old friend I happened to see
G
I introduced him to my loved one
C
And while they were dancing
G
D
G
My friend stole my sweetheart from me
G
G7
C
G
I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
D
Now I know just how much I have lost
G
Yes, I lost my little darling
C
The night they were playing
G
D
G
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz
Melody starts on G
-143-
Things We Said Today
Lennon/McCartney
Verse 1
Am
Em
Am Em Am
Em
Am
You say you will love me, if I have to go.
Am
Em
Am Em Am
Em
Am
You'll be thinking of me, somehow I will know
C
C7
F
Bb
Someday when I'm lonely, wishing you weren't so far away.
Am
Em Am Em Am
Em
Am
Then I will re-mem-ber things we said today.
Verse 2.
Am
Em
Am Em Am
Em
Am
You say you'll be mine girl, 'till the end of time.
These days such a kind girl, seems so hard to find.
C
C7
F
Bb
Someday when we're dreaming, deep in love, not a lot to say.
Am
Em Am Em Am
Em
Am
Then we will re-mem-ber things we said today.
A
D
B7
E7
A
Me I'm just the lucky kind, love to hear you say that love is love,
D
B7
Bb7
And though we may be blind, love is here to stay and that's e–
Verse 3
Am
Em
Am Em Am
Em
Am
'nough to make you mine girl, be the only one.
Am
Em
Am Em Am
Em
Am
Love me all the time girl, we'll go on and on.
C
C7
F
Bb
Someday when we're dreaming, deep in love, not a lot to say.
Am
Em Am Em Am
Em
Am
Then we will re-mem-ber things we said today.
A
D
B7
E7
A
Me I'm just the lucky kind, love to hear you say that love is love,
D
B7
Bb7
And though we may be blind, love is here to stay and that's e-(Repeat 3rd verse)
Melody starts on A
-144-
This Land Is Your Land
by Woodie Guthrie
F
C
This land is your land, this land is my land,
G7
C
From California to the New York Island,
F
C
Am
From the Redwood Forests to the Gulf Stream waters;
G7
C
This land was made for you and me.
1.
As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me, that endless skyway,
I saw below me, that Golden Valley;
This land was made for you and me.
Chorus
2.
I roamed and rambled, and followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts,
And all around me a voice kept saying,
"This land was made for you and me."
Chorus
3.
As the Sun was shining, and I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting, a voice was chanting
This land was made for you and me.
Chorus
4.
As I went walking, I saw a sign there
On that sign it said, “Private Property.”
But on the other side, it didn’t say nothin’
That side was made for you and me.
Chorus
Melody starts on F
-145-
Tom Dooley
G
Hang down your head Tom Dooley
D
Hang down your head and cry
Hang down your head Tom Dooley
G
Poor boy you’re bound to die
I met her on the mountain
There I took her life
I met her on the mountain
Stabbed her with my knife
Refrain
You took her on the hillside
As God almighty knows
You took her on the hillside
And there you hid her clothes
Bout this time tomorrow
Reckon where I’ll be
Hadn’t been for Grayson
I’d have been in Tennessee
Refrain
Bout this time tomorrow
Reckon where I’ll be
Down in some lonesome valley
Hanging from a white oak tree.
Refrain
Melody starts on D
-146-
Twist and Shout
Beatles
C F G F
C
F
G
F
Well shake it up baby now, twist and shout
Come on come on come on come on baby , now work it on out
Well work it on out , you know you look so good
You know you got me goin' now , just like you knew you would
(break) ||: C F G F :|| x4
G
Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh
Well shake it up baby now, twist and shout
Come on come on come on come on baby , now work it on out
You know you twist it little girl , you know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now, and let me know that you're mine
(break)
Well shake it up baby now, twist and shout
Come on come on come on come on baby , now work it on out
You know you twist it little girl , you know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now, and let me know that you're mine
(break)
Well shake it shake it shake it baby now
Well shake it shake it shake it baby now
Well shake it shake it shake it baby now
Also works good in the Key of G
G
C
D G, etc
-147-
-148-
Wabash Cannonball
G
C
From the great Atlantic Ocean to the wide Pacific shore
D
G
From the green and rolling mountains to the southland by the shore
C
She's mighty tall and handsome and known quite well by all
D
G
She's the mighty combination of the Wabash Cannonball
Chorus:
Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland through the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine, hear the lonesome hobo's call
While traveling through the jungle on the Wabash Cannonball
Well the eastern states are dandy, so the western people say
From New York to St. Louis, and Chicago by the way,
From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall
No chances can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball
Chorus
She came down from Birmingham one cold December day.
As she rolled into the station you could hear all the people say
There's a gal from Tennessee, she's long and she's tall
She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannonball
Chorus
Here's to Daddy Claxton, may his name forever stand
And always be remembered in the courts throughout the land
His earthly race is over and the curtains round him fall
They’ll carry him home to victory on the Wabash cannonball
Chorus
Melody starts on D
-149-
The Weight
ARTIST: The Band
Intro: / G G/F# Em7 D C - - - / /
G
Bm
C
G
I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling 'bout half past dead
G
Bm
C
G
I just need some place where I can lay my head
G
Bm
C
G
"Hey, Mister, can you tell me, where a man might find a bed?"
G
Bm
C
G
He just grinned and shook my hand, "No" was all he said
{Refrain}
G
D
C
G
D
C
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
G
D
C
G
Take a load off Fanny, and and and and .... you put the load right on me
(G G/F# Em7 D C - -)
I picked up my bag, I went looking for a place to hide
When I saw old Carmen and the devil walking side by side
I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown"
She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around"
{Refrain}
Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgement day
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company?"
{Refrain}
Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog
Said, "I will fix your rack, if you'll take Jack, my dog"
I said, "Wait a minute Chester, you know, I'm a peaceful man"
He said, "That's OK, boy, won't you feed him when you can"
{Refrain}
Catch a Cannonball, now take me down the line
My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it's time
To get back to miss Fanny, you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone
{Refrain}
Melody starts on G
-150-
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
G
D
Memories that linger in my heart
G
Memories that make my heart grow cold
D
Maybe we can live again sweetheart
C
D
G
And my blue moon again will turn to gold
Chorus:
When my blue moon turns to gold again
And the rainbow turns to clouds away
When my blue moon turns to gold again
You'll be back within my arms to stay
The castles we built of dreams together
Are the sweetest stories ever told
But in my dreams they live again sweetheart
And my blue moon again will turn to gold
Chorus
The lips that used to thrill me so
Your kisses were meant for only me
In my dreams they live again sweetheart
But my golden moon is just a memory
Chorus
Melody starts on G?
-151-
White House Blues
G
Look here, you rascal, see what you've done
C
G
Shot down my husband I’ve got your gun
D
G
Carry me back, to Washington
McKinley hollered, McKinley squacked
Doc said, “McKinley, I can’t fine the cause
You’re bound to die, you’re bound to die.”
He jumped on his horse he pulled on his mane
Said “Come on horse, gotta outrun this train
From Buffalo to Washington
The doctor came a-running he took off his specs
Said, “ Mr. McKinley better cash in your checks
You've bound to die, you're bound to die.”
There's just one thing that troubles my mind
And that is to die and leave my poor wife behind
I'm bound to die I'm bound to die
Now hush up you children and don't you fret
You'll draw a pension after your pappy's dead
I'll be gonna a long long time
Well, Roosevelt's in the White house, he's doing his best
Mckinley's in the grave yard taking his rest
He's gone, he's gone
Melody starts on high D
-152-
Wichita Lineman
by Jimmy Webb
Bb
F
I am a lineman for the county
Bb
And I drive the main road
Dm
C
G
Searchin’ in the sun for an-other over-load
F
And I hear you on the wire,
Em
I can hear you in the whine
Em
And the Wichita Lineman
Eb
F
Is still on the line
Cm
F
I know I need a small vacation
But it don’t look like rain.
And if it snows that southern load won’t ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you,
And I( want you for all time.
And the Wichita Lineman
Is still on the line
Melody starts on F
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Wild Horses
Bm
G
Bm
G
Childhood living is easy to do
Am
C
The things that you wanted
G
D
Well I bought them for you
Bm
G
Bm
G
Graceless lady, you know who I am
Am
C
You know I can't let you
G
D
Slide through my hand
Am C
G
F
C
Wild horses....... couldn't drag me away
Am
C
G
F
C
Wild wild horses ....We'll ride them some day
I watch you suffer
A dull aching pain yeah
And now you've decided
To show me the same
No sweeping exits
Of the bright stage lights
Could make me feel bitter
I treat you unkind
* Refrain
I know I drained you
A sin and a lie
Now I have my freedom
But I don't have much time
Faith has been broken
Tears must be cried
Let's do some living
After we die
* Refrain
Melody starts on D
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken
G
I was standing by my window
C
G
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling
D
G
For to carry my mother away
Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky
Lord, I told that undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For this body that you are hauling
Lord, I hate to see it go
* Refrain
I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave
* Refrain
I went back home, my home was lonely
Miss my mother she has gone
All my brothers, sisters crying
What a home so sad and alone
* Refrain
Melody starts on G
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Willin’
G
D
I been warped by the rain, driven by the snow
C
I'm drunk and dirty, don't you know
G
CDC
And I'm still
G
Willin'
And I was out on the road late at night
And I seen my pretty Alice in every head light
Alice
Dallas Alice
Chorus
C
D
And I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari
G
Tehachapi to Tonapah
C
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
D
Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
And if you give me
C
D
G C/G
Weed, whites, and wine
D
And you show me a sign
G
CDC
I'll be willin'
G
CDCG
To be movin'
I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet
And I'm still
Willin'
Now I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun, every time I go to Mexico
And I'm still
Willin............
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Melody starts on B
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
Byrds
G
Am
Clouds so swift the rain won't lift
C
G
The gate won't close the railings froze
G
Am
Get your mind on winter time
C
G
You ain't going nowhere
(Chorus)
G
Am
C
G
Ooo wee ride me high tomorow’s the day my bride’s gonna come
G
Am
C
G
Ooh oh are we gonna fly down in the easy chair
I don't care how many letters they send
The morning came the morning went
Pack up your money pick up your tent
You ain't going nowhere
Chorus
Buy me a flute and a gun that shoots
Tailgates and substitutes
Strap yourself to a tree with roots
You ain't going nowhere
Chorus
Now Genghis Kahn he could not keep
All his kings supplied with sleep
We'll climb that hill no matter how steep
When we get up to it
Chorus
Melody starts on B
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You Are What I Am
G
A
You make time stand still
C
D
G
Do it now and you always will
A
You take me as I am
C
D
G
You make me feel like a brand new man
(Bridge)
E
Every time I fall down
A
I never get stuck
You get the combination, girl
D
To get me right back up
G
A
You are what I am
C
D
G
Loving you forever if I can
(Bridge)
Think about the times we've had
We've never been blue
You got the combination, girl
To keep me straight and true
You are what I am
Loving you forever if I can
I know I'm lucky too
Without two or three just you and me
'Cos you are what I am
Loving you forever if I can
Melody starts on G
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XMAS BONUS SECTION
Auld Lang Syne
D
A7
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
D
G
And never brought to mind
D
A7
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
D
G
D
And days of auld lang syne
D
A7
For auld lang syne, my dear,
D
G
For auld lang syne,
D
A7
We'll take a cup o'kindness yet
D
G
D
And days of auld lang syne
In the Key of G
G
D7
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
G
C
And never brought to mind
G
D7
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
G
C
G
And days of auld lang syne
G
D7
For auld lang syne, my dear,
G
C
For auld lang syne,
G
D7
We'll take a cup o'kindness yet
G
C
G
And days of auld lang syne
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Frosty the Snowman
C
Frosty the Snowman
F
C
Was a jolly happy soul
F
C
With a corn-cob pipe and a button nose
F
G7
And two eyes made out of coal
C
Frosty the Snowman
F
C
is a fairy tale they say
F
C
Am
He was made of snow but the children know
F
G
C
how he came to life one day
F
Em
There must have been some magic in
Dm
G7
C
That old silk hat they found,
G
E
For when the put it on his head
D7
G7
He began to dance around.
C
Oh Frosty the Snowman
F
C
Was alive as he could be
F
C
Am
And the children say he could laugh and play
F
G
C
Just the same as you and me.
2.
C
Frosty the Snowman
F
C
Knew the sun was hot that day,
F
C
So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have some
fun
F
G7
now before I melt away.”
C
Down to the village
F
C
With a broomstick in his hand,
F
C
Am
Running here and there all around the square
F
G
C
saying “catch me if you can.”
F
Em
He led them down the streets of town
Dm G7 C
Right to a traffic cop.
G
E
And he only paused a moment when he
D7
G7
Heard him holler, “STOP!”
C
Frosty the Snowman
F
C
Had to hurry on his way
F
C
Am
But he waved good-bye, saying, “Don’t you cry
F
G
C
I’ll be back again some day.”
C
Thumpety thump thump, Thumpety thump thump,
G7
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump thump,Thumpety thump thump,
C
Over the hills of snow
Melody starts on G
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Jingle Bell Rock
by J Beal, J. Boothe (1957)
G
Jingle-bell, Jingle-bell, Jingle-bell rock
Am
Jingle-bells swing and Jingle-bells ring.
Am
D7
Am
D7
Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun,
Am
Daug
Now the the jingle hop has begun.
G
Jingle-bell, Jingle-bell, Jingle-bell rock,
Am
Jingle-bell chime in Jingle-bell time
Am
D7
Am
D7
Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle-bell Square
A7
D7 G
In the frosty air.
C
Cm
What a bright time; it’s the right time
G
To rock the night away.
A7
Jingle-bell time is a swell time
D7
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh
G
Giddy up jingle horse, pick up your feet;
E7
Jingle around the clock.
Am
Cm
Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat;
A7
D7
G
That’s the Jingle-bell rock
Melody starts on G
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Let It Snow!!
Sammy Cahn, J. Styne (1945)
F
C7
F
Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
F
Abdim C7
But the fire is so dee--lightful
Gm
D7
Gm
And since we’ve no place to go,
C7
F
Let it snow,Let it snow,,Let it snow.
F
C7
F
It doesn’t show signs of stopping
F
Abdim C7
And I brought some corn for popping
Gm
D7
Gm
The lights are turned way down low
C7
F
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.
C
When we finally kiss goodnight
Dm
G7
C
How I’ll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight,
D7
G7
C7
All the way home I’ll be warm.
F
C7
F
The fire is slowly dying,
F
Abdim
C7
And, my dear, we’re still good-bye-ing
Gm
D7
Gm
But as long as you love me so
C7
F
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.
Melody starts on C
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Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
(J. Marks)
G
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
D
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
G
Every couple tries to stop
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
D
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
G
And we’ll do some caroling
C
Bm
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Em
A
D
Voices singing let’s be jolly, deck the halls with bows of holly
G
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
D
have a Happy holiday
G
Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashion way.
Melody starts on D
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Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
G
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
D7
Had a very shiney nose,
And if you ever saw it,
G
You would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
D7
Used to laugh and call him names,
They never let poor Rudolf
G
G7
Join in any reindeer games.
C
G
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Am D7
G
Santa came to say,
D
“Rudolf with your nose so bright,
A7
D7
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
G
Then how the reindeer loved him,
D
As they shouted out with glee,
“Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer,
G
You’ll go down in history!”
Melody starts on D
-164-
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
G
You better watch out
C
You better not cry
G
Better not pout
C
I’m telling you why
G
D
G
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
II.
He’s making a list
Checkin’ it twice
Gonna find out
Who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
BRIDGE
G7
C
He sees you when you’re sleepin’
G7
C
He knows when you’re awake
A7
D7
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
A7
D7
So be good for goodness sake
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Melody starts on D
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White Christmas
A
Bm7 E7
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
D
E7
A
E7
Just like the ones I used to know
A
A7
Where the tree-tops glisten
D
Dm
And Children listen
A
Asus
E7
to hear sleigh bells in the air
A
Bm7 E7
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
D
E
A
E
With every Christmas card I write
A
Amaj7
D
Dm
May your days be merry and bright
A
D
E
A
And may all your Christmases be white
Melody starts on C#
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FIDDLE TUNE PROGRESSIONS
8 More Miles to Louisville
G
/
G
/
C
//
G
/
D
/
D
/
G
/
G
/
G
//
D G
/ /
Arkansas Traveler
(Key of G)
Part A
|:G C G
/ / //
//
D
//// ////
G C G
// // ////
G
D G :|
////
// //
B part:
|: G D G D
// // // //
G D G D
// // // //
G D G D
// // // //
G C G D G :|
// // / / //
C G D G
/ / / //
C G
D
/ //
//
C
D
//
//
C G D G
/ / / //
8 th of January
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
A Part
|: G C D G :|
// // // //
B Part
|: G
D G :|
// // //
/ /
Big Sandy River
Arkansas Traveler
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
A part:
|:G
D
////
////
G
D G
////
// //
G
D
////
////
G
D G :|
////
// //
B Part:
|:G
C D G
//
// // //
G
C D G
//
// // //
G
C D G
//
// // //
G
C D G :|
//
// // //
(Key of D)
A Part:
|: D G
D
// //
// / /
A
//// ////
D G D
// // ////
D
A D :|
////
// //
B part:
|: D A D A
// // / / //
D A D A
// // // //
D A D A
// // // //
D G D A D :|
// // / / //
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Bill Cheatham
Blackberry Blossom
nd
Key of A (capo 2 )
|: G
D
// // //
//
G
D G :|
// // // / /
B part:
|: G
C
////
////
G
D G
////
/// /
G
C
////
////
G
D G :|
////
/// /
Part A
|: G D C G C G A D
/ / / / / / / /
G D C G C G D G :|
/ / / / / / / /
B Part:
|: Em
B7
// // // //
Em C G D G :|
////
/ / / /
Cluck Old Hen
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
|:G
F G:|
// // //
/ /
Billy in the Lowground
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
A part:
|: G
Em
////
////
G
Em D G :|
////
//
/ /
B part:
|: G
C
////
////
G
Em D G :|
////
//
/ /
Cripple Creek
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
A part:
|: G C G
//
/ /
G D G :]
//
/
/
B part
|: G
D G :|
// // // / /
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Dear Old Dixie
Farewell Blues
Key of G
G
// // // //
G
// // // //
G
// // // //
C
G
// // //
Key of C
A part:
|: C G C
// //
////
C G
C
// //
////
A A7 D D#
// //
// //
C G C :|
// //
////
B Part
|: C7
//// ////
C7
//// ////
A A7 D D#
// //
// //
C G C :|
// //
////
C
G
// // // //
A
D D7
// // // //
C
B7
// // // //
E A D G
// // // //
Devil’s Dream
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
G
Am
////
////
G
Am D G
//// //
/ /
Foggy Mt. Breakdown
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
G
//// //// //// ////
Em
G
//// ////
//// ////
Em
G
//// ////
//// ////
D
G
//// //// //// /////
Down Yonder
Key of G
G
// // // //
G
// // // //
A
// // // //
G
// // // //
G
// // // //
C
// // // //
G
// // // //
D
D7
// // // //
C
// // // //
A D
G
//
// // //
-169-
Gold Rush
Forked Deer
Key of G
A part
|: G
D G :|
// // // // // // / / //
B part
|: G C G
G
// / /
// //
G C G
D G :|
// /
/
/ / //
Key of D
A Part
|: D
G
//
//
D
A
//
//
D
G
//
//
D G A D :|
/ / / /
B Part:
|:A
D
// // // //
A
DGAD
// // / / / /
A
D
// // //
//
A
D G A D :|
// // / / / /
Ground Speed
Key of G
A Part
G
D
// // // // // // // //
G
C G D G
// // // // // // // //
B part
|: D
G :|
// // // //
C Part:
|: D
G
G7
// // //
//
C7 D G
//
// // //
D Part:
[: D
G :|
// //
// //
D
G C
// // // //
G D G
// // // //
Golden Slippers
Key of G
A Part
|:G
D
// // // //
D
G :|
// // // //
B Part
|: G
C
// // // //
D
G
// //
// //
G
C
// // // //
D
G :|
// // // //
-170-
June Apple
Pike County Breakdown
nd
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
[: G
D G
// // / / //
G
F
D
// //
// //
G
F
D
// //
// //
G
D G :|
// //
//
//
Key of A (Capo 2 )
A Part
|: G
F
// // // //
G
F
G :|
// // // / /
B Part
|: G
F
C
// // // //
G
F G
// // // //
Red Haired Boy
Liberty
Key of A (Capo 2nd0
A Part
|: G
C
// // // //
G
F
// // ////
G
C
// // // //
G
D G :|
// // // //
B part
|: Dm
C
// // // //
G
F
// // // //
G
C
// // // //
G
D G :|
// // // //
Key of D
A Part
|: D
A
// // // //
D
A D :|
// // // //
B Part
|: D
G
// //
// //
D
A D :|
// // // //
Old Joe Clark
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
|: G
F
// // // //
G
F G :|
// // / / /
-171-
Rickett’s Hornpipe
Sally Ann
nd
Key of D (Capo 2 )
A Part
|: C
G
//
//
C F G
/ /
//
C G
//
//
C F C-G C :|
/
/ /
/
B part
|: C
F
//
//
C F G
/
/
//
C G
//
//
C F C-G C :|
/
/ /
/
Key of G
A part
|: G
C
G
//
// // //
G
D
G :|
//
// // //
B Part
|: G
Am
D
//
//
//
G :|
//
Salt Creek
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
A Part
|: G
C F
D
/// / /// /
G
C F D G :|
/// / // / /
B Part
|: G
F
//// ////
G
F D G :|
//// // / /
Roanoke
Key of G
A Part
|: G
DG
// // //
/ /
G
D G :|
// // //
/ /
B part
[: G
C
// //
// //
G
D G :|
// // // /
/
Soldier’s Joy
Key of D
A Part
|: D
A
// // // //
D
G A D :|
//// / / //
B part
|: D G D A
// // // //
D G D A D :|
// // / / //
Sally Goodin’
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
|:G
D G :|
// // // / /
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St. Anne’s Reel
Turkey in the Straw
Key of D
A Part
|: D
G
// // // //
D
G A D :|
// // // / / //
B Part
:|D G A
D
// // // //
D
G A
D :|
// // // //
Key of G
A Part
|: G
D
// // // / /
G
D G :|
// // // / /
B Part
|: G
C
// //
// //
G
D G
D G :|
// / /
//
/ /
Temperance Reel
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Key of G
A Part
|: G
Em
// // // //
G
Em D G:|
// // //
/ /
B Part
|: Em
D
// //
// //
Em
G D G :|
// // // / /
Key of D
A Part
|: D
// //
D
G
// // /
B part
|: D
// //
D A G D
/ / / /
G
/
D
/
D
/
A
/
A
//
D :|
/
Em A
// //
G D A D:|
/ / / /
(Note: Sometimes the Em is just played as
an A chord.)
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Bonus Fiddle Tune Section
(Not Exactly Jamming Tunes!)
Big Mon
Crazy Creek
nd
Key of A (Capo 2nd) AABA format
A part
|: G C G C G C Bb
/ / / / /
/ //
Bb
G D G :|
////// // // //
B part
Eb
Bb
////
////
Eb
Bb D
////
//
//
G C G C G C Bb
/ / / / /
/ //
Bb
G D G :|
/ / / / / / / / / / //
Key of A (Capo 2 )
A Part
|: G
F
G
D
// // //
//
G F G D G :|
// // // / /
B Part
|: G
D
// // // / /
G
D G :|
// // //
/ /
Black Jack
Key of B (Capo 4th)
G
// // //
C
// //
F
//
G
// //
Gnu Breakdown
Key of A (Capo 2nd) AABA
A Part
|:G
A D
// // // // // // // //
G
Eb F G :|
// // // // // // //
B Part
Bb
Eb
// //
// //
Bb
Eb
D
// //
//
//
G
A D
// // // // // // // //
G
Eb F G
// // // // // // //
D
G
// // // //
Clinch Mt . Backstep
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
Tricky back step/extra beat.
Key of A (Capo 2nd)
G
D
|: / / / / / / / /
G
DG
/ / / / / / / / :|
G
D G
DG
|: / / / / / / | / | / / / / / / / / / / :|
^
This is the “backstep”
-174-
Green Mt. Hop
Pow Wow the Indian Boy
Key of D (D tuning D F# A D (A)
A and B parts:
|: D
A D :| 2 sets
// // // / /
C Part
|: D
G
D
A
// // // // // // // //
D
G
D A D
:|
// // // // // // // //
Key of A (Capo 2nd fret)
A Part
|:G
F
D
// // // / /
G
F D G :|
// //
// / /
B Part
|:Gm F
C G :| (4 times)
// // // //
Tequila Mockingbird
Lonesome Fiddle Blues
Key of G
A Part
|: G C7 G D G:|
// // // / /
B Part
|: G
C
// // // / /
G
F C BbAAb G :|
// // // // / /
//
C Part
|: G
D
// //
// //
F
C G
// // // //
G
D
// // // //
F
C Bb A Ab G
// //
//
//
nd
Key of Em (Capo 2 fret)
|: Dm
C
Am
// // // / /
Dm
Am-Dm :|
// // // / /
B Part
|: G
D
// // // //
E
A
// // // //
Dm
C
Am
// // // / /
Dm
Am-Dm
// // // / /
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