Standards Folk

AFTER THE GOLDRUSH                      Neil Young, 1974 (#22)

 

WELL I DREAMED I SAW THE KNIGHTS IN ARMOUR COMIN’

   SAYIN’ SOMETHING ABOUT A QUEEN

THERE WERE PEASANTS SINGING AND DRUMMERS DRUMMING

   AND THE ARCHER SPLIT THE TREE

THERE WAS A FANFARE BLOWING TO THE SUN

   THAT WAS FLOATING ON THE BREEZE

LOOK AT MOTHER NATURE ON THE RUN

   IN THE NINETEEN-SEVENTIES

 

I WAS LYING IN  A BURNED-OUT BASEMENT

   WITH A FULL MOON IN MY EYES

I WAS HOPING FOR A REPLACEMENT

   WHEN THE SUN BURST THROUGH THE SKIES

THERE WAS A BAND PLAYING IN MY HEAD

   AND I FELT LIKE GETTING HIGH

I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHAT A FRIEND HAD SAID

   I WAS HOPING IT WAS A LIE

THINKING ABOUT WHAT A FRIEND HAD SAID

   I WAS HOPING IT WAS A LIE

 

WELL I DREAMED I SAW THE SILVER SPACESHIPS FLYING

   IN THE YELLOW HAZE OF THE SUN

THERE WERE CHILDREN CRYING AND COLORS FLYING

   ALL AROUND THE CHOSE ONE

ALL IN A DREAM, ALL IN A DREAM THE LOADING HAD BEGUN

THEY WERE FLYING MOTHER NATURE’S SILVER SEED

   TO A NEW HOME IN THE SUN

FLYING MOTHER NATURE’S SILVER SEED

   TO A NEW HOME IN THE SUN

 

(slow 2/4)

 

        1               4               1               4

        1               5               4               5

        6m              b7              6m              b7

        1               5               b7              4   (x2 on verse 2 & 3)

 

 

AMAZING GRACE

 

AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND

THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME

I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW AM FOUND

WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE

 

‘TWAS GRACE THAT TAUGHT MY HEART TO FEAR

AND GRACE MY FEAR RELIEVED

HOW PRECIOUS DID THAT GRACE APPEAR

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED

 

WHEN WE’VE BEEN HERE TEN THOUSAND YEARS

BRIGHT SHINING AS THE SUN

WE’VE NO LESS DAYS TO SING GOD’S PRAISE

THAN WHEN WE FIRST BEGUN

 

 (3/4)    (optional chords in parentheses)

 

                1               1               4               1

                1               1 (6m)  5 (2m)  5

                1               1               4               1

                1 (6m)  5               1 (4)   1

 

 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

 

OH BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES

   FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN

FOR PURPLE MOUNTAIN MAJESTIES

   ABOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AMERICA, AMERICA, GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE

AND CROWNED THY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD

   FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

 

OH BEAUTIFUL FOR PATRIOTS’ DREAM

THAT SEES BEYOND THE YEAR

THINE ALABASTER CITIES GLEAM

UNDIMMED BY HUMAN TEARS

 

OH BEAUTIFUL FOR PILGRIM FEET

WHOSE STERN IMPASSIONED STRESS

A THOROUGHFARE FOR FREEDOM BEAT

ACROSS THE WILDERNESS

 

                (slow 4/4)

 

 VERSE  1            5       2m-5            1-5

                1               5               5-27         5

 

CHORUS  1               5               2m-5         1

             4          1               2m-5         1

 

 

AND SO IT GOES                      P. Overstreet/D. Schlitz

 

A MANSION ON A HILL IS A LOVELY SIGHT TO SEE

BUT LIKE EVERY OTHER OTHER HOUSE IT’S ONLY TEMPORARY

HOME IS ANYWHERE YOU CHOOSE TO PUT YOUR HEART

IF THERE’S NO LOVE INSIDE IT WILL SOON FALL APART

 

CHORUS:

 

ASHES TO ASHES, DUST INTO DUST

1. BUILDINGS     2. HOUSES     3. KINGDOMS

   WILL CRUMBLE, BRIDGES WILL RUST

MOUNTAINS WILL DISAPPEAR, RIVERS WILL DRY UP

AND SO IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING BUT LOVE

(SO IT GOES…)  WITH EVERYTHING BUT LOVE (SO IT GOES…)

 

YOU CAN DRIVE AROUND IN A LONG LIMOUSINE

IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOIN’ IT DON’T MEAN A THING

HE WHO’D WALK A MILE JUST TO HOLD AN EMPTY HAND

KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WEALTHY MAN   (chorus)

 

BRIDGE:

 

WORLDLY TREASURES WILL ALL PASS AWAY

THERE’S JUST ONE THING’S PUT HERE TO STAY  (chorus)

 

                (2/4)

 

 VERSE  1               1               4               1

                4               1               2m              5

                1               1               4               1

                4               1               2m              5

 

CHORUS  4               1               5               1

                4               1               2m              5

                4               1               1               4               4

                2m              5

                1               4               2m              5

                1               4               2m              5

 

BRIDGE  4-5             1               4-5             1

                4-5             6m              2m              5               5

 

 

ANNIE’S SONG                                      John Denver, 1974 (#1)

 

YOU FILL UP MY SENSES

LIKE A NIGHT IN THE FOREST

LIKE THE MOUNTAINS IN SPRINGTIME

LIKE A WALK IN THE RAIN

LIKE A STORM IN THE DESERT

LIKE A SLEEPY BLUE OCEAN

YOU FILL UP MY SENSES

COME FILL ME AGAIN

 

COME LET ME LOVE YOU

LET ME GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU

LET ME DROWN IN YOUR LAUGHTER

LET ME DIE IN YOUR ARMS

LET ME LAY DOWN BESIDE YOU

LET ME ALWAYS BE WITH YOU

COME LET ME LOVE YOU

COME LOVE ME AGAIN

 

        (3/4)

 

        4               5               6m              4

        1               3m              6m              5

        4               3m              2m              4

        5               5               5               5

        4               5               6m              4

        1               3m              6m              5

        4               3m              2m              5

        1               1sus         1          1

 

 

THE BANANA BOAT SONG (DAY-O)

The Tarriers (#4), Harry Belafonte (#5) 1957

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DAY-O, DAY-O, DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

DAY-O, DAY-O, DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

 

COME MISTER TALLYMAN AND TALLY ME BANANAS

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

ME SAY COME MISTER TALLYMAN AND TALLY ME BANANAS

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

 

LIFT SIX FOOT, SEVEN FOOT, EIGHT FOOT BUNCH

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

ME SAY SIX FOOT, SEVEN FOOT, EIGHT FOOT BUNCH

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

 

A BEAUTIFUL BUNCH OF RIPE BANANA

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

HIDE THE DEADLY BLACK TARANTULA

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WANT TO GO HOME

 

CHORUS  1-3m         4-1             1          5-1

                1-3m         4-1             1          5-1

 

 VERSE  1               5               1               5-1

                1               5               1               5-1

 

 

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

 

MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD

HE IS TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE

   WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED

HE HATH LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING

   OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD

HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH

GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH

GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH

HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

 

IN THE BEAUTY OF AN EASTER CHRIST WAS BORN ACROSS THE SEA

WITH A GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE THAT TRANSFIGURES YOU AND ME

AS HE DIED TO MAKE US HOLY LET US LIVE TO MAKE MEN FREE

WHILE GOD IS MARCHING ON

 

GOD HAS SOUNDED FORTH THE TRUMPET

   THAT SHALL NEVER SOUND RETREAT

AND IS SIFTING OUT THE HEARTS OF ALL BEFORE THE MERCY SEAT

O MY SOUL GIVE TRUTHFUL ANSWERS AND BE JUBILANT MY FEET

OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON

 

        (2/4)

 

        1               1               1               1

        4               4               1               1

        1               1               1               6m

        2m              5               1               1

 

 

BOTH SIDES NOW                          Judy Collins, 1968 (#8)

written by Joni Mitchell

 

BOWS AND FLOWS OF ANGEL HAIR AND ICE CREAM CASTLES IN THE AIR

AND FEATHER CANYONS EVERYWHERE, I’VE LOOKED AT CLOUDS THAT WAY

BUT NOW THEY ONLY BLOCK THE SUN, THEY RAIN AND SNOW ON EVERYONE

SO MANY THINGS I WOULD HAVE DONE BUT CLOUDS GOT IN MY WAY

 

CHORUS 1:

 

I’VE LOOKED AT CLOUDS FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

   FROM UP AND DOWN AND STILL SOMEHOW

IT’S CLOUDS ILLUSIONS I RECALL

   I REALLY DON’T KNOW CLOUDS AT ALL

 

MOONS AND JUNES AND FERRIS WHEELS, THE DIZZY DANCING WAY YOU FEEL

AS EVERY FAIRY TALE COMES REAL, I’VE LOOKED AT LOVE THAT WAY

BUT NOW IT’S JUST ANOTHER SHOW, YOU LEAVE ‘EM LAUGHING WHEN YOU GO

AND IF YOU CARE DON’T LET THEM KNOW, DON’T GIVE YOURSELF AWAY

 

CHORUS 2:

 

I’VE LOOKED AT LOVE FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

   FROM GIVE AND TAKE AND STILL SOMEHOW

IT’S LOVE’S ILLUSIONS I RECALL

   I REALLY DON’T KNOW LOVE AT ALL

 

TEARS AND FEARS AND FEELING PROUD, TO SAY « I LOVE YOU » RIGHT OUT LOUD

DREAMS AND SCHEMES AND CIRCUS CROWDS, I’VE LOOKED AT LIFE THAT WAY

BUT NOW OLD FRIENDS ARE ACTING STRANGE

   THEY SHAKE THEIR HEADS, THEY SAY I’VE CHANGED

BUT SOMETHING’S LOST, BUT SOMETHING’S GAINED IN LIVING EVERY DAY

 

CHORUS 3:

 

I’VE LOOKED AT LIFE FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

   FROM WIN AND LOSE AND STILL SOMEHOW

IT’S LIFE’S ILLUSIONS I RECALL

   I REALLY DON’T KNOW LIFE AT ALL

 

 INTRO  1-4             1-4

 

 VERSE  1-4             1-4             1-3m         4-1                1

                2m              2m              2m              5

                1-4             1-4             1-3m         4-1                1

                2m              2m              2m              5

 

CHORUS  1-5             4-1             4-1             4-1

                4               1               2m              4               5

 

 

THE BOXER                                  Simon & Garfunkel, 1969 (#7)

 

(1) I AM JUST A (1) POOR BOY THOUGH MY

(1) STORY’S SELDOM (6m) TOLD

I HAVE (5) SQUANDERED MY RE-(5)SISTANCE

FOR A (4) POCKETFUL OF (4) MUMBLES, SUCH ARE (1) PROMISES (1)

(1) ALL LIES AND (6m) JEST

STILL A (5) MAN HEARS WHAT HE (4) WANTS TO HEAR

AND (4) DISREGARDS THE (1) REST (5   5   1   1   1)

 

WHEN I (1) LEFT MY HOME AND MY (1) FAMILY

I WAS (1) NO MORE THAN A (6m) BOY

IN THE (5) COMPANY OF (5) STRANGERS

IN THE (4) QUIET OF A (4) RAILWAY STATION (1) RUNNING SCARED (1)

(1) LAYING (6m) LOW, SEEKING (5) OUT THE POORER

(4) QUARTERS WHERE THE (4) RAGGED PEOPLE (1) GO

LOOKING (5) FOR THE PLACES (4) ONLY THEY WOULD (1) KNOW (1)

 

CHORUS:

 

LIE-LA-(6m)LIE (6m)  LIE-LA-(5)LIE-LA-LIE-LA-(5)LIE

LIE-LA-(6m)LIE (6m)  LIE-LA-(4)LIE-LA-LA-LA-LA

(5)LIE-LA-LA-LA-LA-(1)LIE  (1  1  1)

 

ASKING (1) ONLY WORKMAN’S (1) WAGES I COME

(1) LOOKING FOR A (6m) JOB BUT I GET NO (5) OFFERS (5)

JUST A (4) COME-ON FROM THE (4) WHORES ON SEVENTH (1) AVENUE (1)

(1) I DO DE-(6m)CLARE, THERE WERE (5) TIMES WHEN I WAS

(4) SO LONESOME I (4) TOOK SOME COMFORT (1) THERE

OOO-LA-(5)LA   LA-LA-LA-(5)LA  (5  1  1)

 

THEN I’M (1) LAYING OUT MY (1) WINTER CLOTHES AND

(1) WISHING I WAS (6m) GONE, GOING (5) HOME (5)

WHERE THE (5) NEW YORK CITY (5) WINTERS AREN’T

(1) BLEEDING ME (1  1)  LEADING (3m) ME (6m 6m)

GOING (5) HOME (5  1  1)

 

IN THE (1) CLEARING STANDS A (1) BOXER AND A

(1)FIGHTER BY HIS (6m) TRADE

AND HE (5) CARRIES THE RE-(5)MINDERS

OF (4) EVERY GLOVE THAT (4) LAID HIM DOWN

OR (1) CUT HIM TILL HE (1) CRIED OUT IN

HIS (1) ANGER AND HIS (6m) SHAME

I AM (5) LEAVING, I AM (4) LEAVING

BUT THE (4)FIGHTER STILL RE-(1)MAINS (5  4  1  1)

(chorus. . .)

 

 

 

CAT’S IN THE CRADLE                     Harry Chapin, 1974 (#1)

 

MY CHILD ARRIVED JUST THE OTHER DAY

   HE CAME TO THE WORLD IN THE USUAL WAY

BUT THERE WERE PLANES TO CATCH AND BILLS TO PAY

   HE LEARNED TO WALK WHILE I WAS AWAY

AND HE WAS TALKIN’ ‘FORE I KNEW IT AND AS HE GREW HE’D SAY

« I’M GONNA BE LIKE YOU DAD, YOU KNOW I’M GONNA BE LIKE YOU »

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND THE CAT’S IN THE CRADLE AND THE SILVER SPOON

   LITTLE BOY BLUE AND THE MAN IN THE MOON

« WHEN YOU COMIN’ HOME DAD »  « I DON’T KNOW WHEN BUT

WE’LL GET TOGETHER THEN,

   YOU KNOW WE’LL HAVE A GOOD TIME THEN »

 

MY SON TURNED TEN JUST THE OTHER DAY

   HE SAID « THANKS FOR THE BALL DAD, COME ON LET’S PLAY

CAN YOU TEACH ME TO THROW »,  I SAID « NOT TODAY

   I GOT A LOT TO DO »,  HE SAID « THAT’S OK »

AND HE WALKED AWAY BUT HIS SMILE NEVER DIMMED, HE SAID

« I’M GONNA BE LIKE HIM, YEAH

   YOU KNOW I’M GONNA BE LIKE HIM »

 

WELL HE CAME FROM COLLEGE JUST THE OTHER DAY

   SO MUCH LIKE A MAN I JUST HAD TO SAY

« SON, I’M PROUD OF YOU, CAN YOU SIT FOR AWHILE »

   HE SHOOK HIS HEAD AND SAID WITH A SMILE

« WHAT I’D REALLY LIKE, DAD, IS TO BORROW THE CAR KEYS

SEE YOU LATER, CAN I HAVE THEM PLEASE »

 

I’VE LONG SINCE RETIRED, MY SON’S MOVED AWAY

   I CALLED HIM UP JUST THE OTHER DAY

I SAID « I’D LIKE TO SEE YOU IF YOU DON’T MIND »

   HE SAID « I’D LOVE TO DAD, IF I CAN FIND THE TIME

YOU SEE MY NEW JOB’S A HASSLE AND THE KIDS HAVE THE FLU

BUT IT’S SURE NICE TALKIN’ TO YOU, DAD

   IT’S SURE BEEN NICE TALKIN’ TO YOU »

AND AS I HUNG UP THE PHONE IT OCCURRED TO ME

HE’D GROWN UP JUST LIKE ME, MY BOY WAS JUST LIKE ME

 

FINAL CHORUS:

 

AND THE CAT’S IN THE CRADLE AND THE SILVER SPOON

   LITTLE BOY BLUE AND THE MAN IN THE MOON

« WHEN YOU COMIN’ HOME SON? »–« I DON’T KNOW WHEN »

« BUT WE’LL GET TOGETHER THEN, DAD

   WE’RE GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME THEN »

 

   VERSE            1           b3              4               1

                    1           b3              4               1

                   b7           5m

(1st & 2nd end)b3-5m         1          b3-5m   1               1

   (3rd end)   b3-5m         1          1

   (4th end)   b3-5m         1          b3-5m   1               1

                   b7           5m

                   b3-5m             1          b3-5m   1               1

 

   CHORUS           1           b7              b3              4

                    1           b7

                   b3-5m             1          b3-5m   1               1

 

 

CATCH THE WIND                               Donovan, 1965 (#23)

 

IN THE CHILLY HOURS AND MINUTES

OF UNCERTAINTY I WANT TO BE

IN THE WARM HOLD OF YOUR L0VIN’ MIND

TO FEEL YOU ALL AROUND ME

AND TO TAKE YOUR HAND ALONG THE SAND

AH BUT I MAY AS WELL TRY AND CATCH THE WIND

 

WHEN SUNDOWN PALES THE SKY

I WANT TO HIDE AWHILE BEHIND YOUR SMILE

AND EVERYWHERE I’D LOOK YOUR EYES I’D FIND

FOR ME TO LOVE YOU NOW WOULD BE

THE SWEETEST THING, ‘TWOULD MAKE ME SING

AH BUT I MAY AS WELL TRY AND CATCH THE WIND

 

(interlude)

 

WHEN RAIN HAS HUNG THE LEAVES WITH TEARS

I WANT YOU NEAR TO KILL MY FEARS

TO HELP ME TO LEAVE ALL MY BLUES BEHIND

STANDIN’ IN YOUR HEART IS WHERE

I WANT TO BE AND LONG TO BE

AH BUT I MAY AS WELL TRY AND CATCH THE WIND

 

              (fast 3/4)

 

                1               1               4               4

                1               1               4               4

                1               1               4               5

                1               1               5               5

                1               1               4               4

                1               1               4               4

                1               1               4               5

                1               4               1               5

 

interlude       4               4               3m              3m

                5               5               5               5

                4               4               3m              5

                1               4               1               5

 

 

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

 

RIDIN’ ON THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

ILLINOIS CENTRAL, MONDAY MORNIN’ RAIL

FIFTEEN CARS AND FIFTEEN RESTLESS RIDERS

THREE CONDUCTORS AND TWENTY-FIVE SACKS OF MAIL

ALL ALONG THE SOUTHBOUND ODYSSEY

   THE TRAIN PULLS OUT OF KANKAKEE

AND ROLLS ALONG THE HOUSES, FARMS, AND FIELDS

PASSIN’ TOWNS THAT HAVE NO NAME

   AND FREIGHT YARDS FULL OF OLD BLACK MEN

AND THE GRAVEYARDS OF RUSTED AUTOMOBILES

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GOOD MORNIN’ 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

 

DEALIN’ CARD GAMES WITH THE OLD MEN IN THE CLUB CAR

PENNY A POINT–AIN’T NO ONE KEEPIN’ SCORE

PASS THE PAPER BAG THAT HOLDS THE BOTTLE

FEEL THE WHEELS GRUMBLIN’ ‘NEATH THE FLOOR

AND THE SONS OF PULLMAN PORTERS AND THE SONS OF ENGINEERS

RIDE THEIR FATHER’S MAGIC CARPET MADE OF STEEL

MOTHERS WITH THEIR BABES ASLEEP ARE ROCKIN’ TO THE GENTLE BEAT

AND THE RHYTHM OF THE RAILS IS ALL THEY FEEL

 

NIGHT TIME ON THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

CHANGIN’ CARS IN MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

HALFWAY HOME, WE’LL BE THERE BY MORNIN’

THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI DARKNESS ROLLIN’ DOWN TO THE SEA

BUT ALL THE TOWNS AND PEOPLE SEEM TO FADE INTO A BAD DREAM

AND THE STEEL RAIL STILL AIN’T HEARD THE NEWS

THE CONDUCTOR SINGS HIS SONGS AGAIN

   THE PASSENGERS WILL PLEASE REFRAIN

THIS TRAIN’S GOT THE DISAPPEARIN’ RAILROAD BLUES

 

 VERSE          1               5               1               1

                6m              4               1               1

                1               5               1               1

                6m              5               1               1

                6m              6m              3m              3m

                5               5               2               2

                6m              6m              3m              3m

                4               5               1               1

 

CHORUS  4               5               1               1

                6m              4               1               5

                1               5               6m              2

                b7-4            1-5             1               1

 

               

CLEMENTINE

 

IN A CAVERN IN A CANYON EXCAVATING FOR A MINE

DWELT A MINER, FORTY-NINER AND HIS DAUGHTER, CLEMENTINE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

OH MY DARLING, OH MY DARLING, OH MY DARLING CLEMENTINE

THOU ART LOST AND GONE FOREVER, DREADFUL SORRY CLEMTINE

 

LIGHT SHE WAS AND LIKE A FAIRY AND HER SHOES WERE NUMBER NINE

HERRING BOXES WITHOUT TOPSES, SANDALS WERE FOR CLEMENTINE

 

DROVE THE DUCKLINGS TO THE WATER EVERY MORNING JUST AT NINE

HIT HER FOOT AGAINST A SPLINTER, FELL INTO THE FOAMING BRINE

 

RUBY LIPS ABOVE THE WATER BLOWING BUBBLES SOFT AND FINE

BUT ALAS, I WAS NO SWIMMER SO I LOST MY CLEMENTINE

 

        (3/4)

 

        1               1               1               5

        5               1               5               1

 

DAISY, DAISY

 

DAISY, DAISY, GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER TRUE

I’M HALF CRAZY ALL FOR THE LOVE OF YOU

IT WON’T BE A STYLISH MARRIAGE

   I CAN’T AFFORD A CARRIAGE

BUT YOU’LL LOOK SWEET UPON THE SEAT

   OF A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO

 

        (6/8 or 2/4)

 

        1               1               4               1

        5               1               27              5

        5               1               1-4             1

        1-5             1-5             1-5             1

 

 

DANNY BOY

 

OH DANNY BOY THE PIPES, THE PIPES ARE CALLING

FROM GLEN TO GLEN AND DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SIDE

THE SUMMER’S GONE AND ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING

‘TIS YOU, ‘TIS YOU MUST GO AND I MUST BIDE

BUT COME YOU BACK WHEN SUMMER’S IN THE MEADOW

OR WHEN THE VALLEY’S HUSHED AND WHITE WITH SNOW

I’LL BE THERE IN SUNSHINE OR IN SHADOW

OH DANNY BOY, OH DANNY BOY, I LOVE YOU SO

 

BUT WHEN YOU COME AND ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING

IF I AM DEAD, AS DEAD AS I MAY BE

YOU’LL COME AND FIND THE PLACE WHERE I AM SLEEPING

AND KNEEL AND SAY AN « AVE » THERE FOR ME

AND I SHALL HEAR THOUGH SOFT YOU TREAD ABOVE ME

AND ALL MY GRAY WILL WARMER, SWEETER BE

FOR YOU WILL BEND AND TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME

AND I SHALL SLEEP IN PEACE UNTIL YOU COME TO ME

 

        (2/4)

 

        1               17              4               2m

        1               6m              27              5

        1               17              4               2m

        1               2m-5         1          2m-5

        1               4               1               2m-5

        1               6m              27              5

        1               4               1               6m     

        1               2m-5         1          2m-5  (1)

 

 

DANNY’S SONG                                      Anne Murray, 1973 (#7)

written by Kenny Loggins

 

PEOPLE SMILE AND TELL ME I’M THE LUCKY ONE

AND WE’VE JUST BEGUN, THINK I’M GONNA HAVE A SON

HE WILL BE LIKE SHE AND ME, AS FREE AS A DOVE

CONCEIVED IN LOVE, SUN IS GONNA SHINE ABOVE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND EVEN THOUGH WE AIN’T GOT MONEY

   I’M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU HONEY

AND EVERYTHING WILL BRING A CHAIN OF LOVE

AND IN THE MORNING WHEN I RISE

   YOU BRING A TEAR OF JOY TO MY EYES

AND TELL ME EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALL RIGHT

 

SEEMS AS THOUGH A MONTH AGO I WAS BETA CHI

NEVER GOT HIGH, OH I WAS A SORRY GUY

AND NOW A SMILE, A FACE, A GIRL THAT SHARES MY NAME

NOW I’M THROUGH WITH THE GAME

   THIS BOY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

 

PISCES, VIRGO RISING IS A VERY GOOD SIGN

STRONG AND KIND, AND THE LITTLE BOY IS MINE

NOW I SEE A FAMILY WHERE THERE ONCE WAS NONE

NOW WE’VE JUST BEGUN, YEAH, WE’RE GONNA FLY TO THE SUN

 

LOVE THE GIRL WHO HOLDS THE WORLD IN A PAPER CUP

DRINK IT UP, LOVE HER AND SHE’LL BRING YOU LUCK

AND IF YOU FIND SHE HELPS YOUR MIND, BUDDY, TAKE HER HOME

DON’T YOU LIVE ALONE, TRY TO EARN WHAT LOVERS OWN

 

 VERSE  1               b7              6m              6m

                2               2               5               5

                1               b7              6m              6m

                2               2               5               5

 

CHORUS  4               5               1               6m

                4               5               1               6m

                4               5               1               b7

                6m              2               5               5

 

 

DAY IS DONE                                           Peter Yarrow

 

TELL ME WHY YOU ARE CRYING MY SON

   I KNOW YOU’RE FRIGHTENED LIKE EVERYONE

IS IT THE THUNDER IN THE DISTANCE YOU FEAR

   WILL IT HELP IF I STAY VERY

NEAR–I AM HERE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND IF YOU TAKE MY HAND MY SON

   ALL WILL BE WELL WHEN THE DAY IS DONE

AND IF YOU TAKE MY HAND MY SON

   ALL WILL BE WELL WHEN THE DAY IS DONE

DAY IS DONE (WHEN THE DAY IS DONE)

   DAY IS DONE (WHEN THE DAY IS DONE)

DAY IS DONE (WHEN THE DAY IS DONE)

   DAY IS DONE (WHEN THE DAY IS DONE)

 

DO YOU ASK WHY I’M SIGHING MY SON

   YOU SHALL INHERIT WHAT MANKIND HAS DONE

IN A WORLD FILLED WITH SORROW AND WOE

   IF YOU ASK ME WHY THIS IS

SO–I REALLY DON’T KNOW

 

TELL ME WHY YOU’RE SMILING MY SON

   IS THERE A SECRET YOU CAN TELL EVERYONE

DO YOU KNOW MORE THAN MEN THAT ARE WISE

   CAN YOU SEE WHAT WE ALL MUST

DISGUISE–THROUGH YOUR LOVING EYES

 

        1               2m              5               1

        6               2m              3               4-27

        5               5               1-4             1

        4               1               5               1

        4               1               5               1

        5               5               1               1

        5               5               1               1

 

 

DO LORD

 

DO LORD, OH DO LORD, OH DO REMEMBER ME

DO LORD, OH DO LORD, OH DO REMEMBER ME

DO LORD, OH DO LORD, OH DO REMEMBER ME

WAY BEYOND THE BLUE

 

I TOOK JESUS AS MY SAVIOUR, YOU TAKE HIM TOO . . .

WAY BEYOND THE BLUE

 

I’VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND THAT OUTSHINES THE SUN . . .

WAY BEYOND THE BLUE

 

        1               1               1               1

        4               4               1               1

        1               1               1               1

        1               5               1               1

 

 

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

 

I’M GONNA LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD

   DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE, DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

I’M GONNA LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD

   DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

CHORUS (after each verse):

I AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE

   I AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE

I AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE  (repeat)

I’M GONNA WALK WITH THE PRINCE OF PEACE

   DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE . . .

I’M GONNA SHAKE HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

   DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE . . .

 

 VERSE  1               1               1               1

                5               5               1               1

                1               1               1               1

                5               5               1               1

 

CHORUS  4               4               1               1

                5               5               1               1   (repeat)

 

 

DOWN IN THE VALLEY

 

DOWN IN THE VALLEY, THE VALLEY SO LOW

HANG YOUR HEAD OVER, HEAR THE WIND BLOW

HEAR THE WIND BLOW LOVE, HEAR THE WIND BLOW

HANG YOUR HEAD OVER, HEAR THE WIND BLOW

 

ROSES LOVE SUNSHINE, VIOLETS LOVE DEW

ANGELS IN HEAVEN KNOW I LOVE YOU

KNOW I LOVE YOU DEAR, KNOW I LOVE YOU

ANGELS IN HEAVEN KNOW I LOVE YOU

 

IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME, LOVE WHOM YOU PLEASE

THROW YOUR ARMS ‘ROUND ME, GIVE MY HEART EASE

GIVE MY HEART EASE LOVE, GIVE MY HEART EASE

THROW YOUR ARMS ‘ROUND ME, GIVE MY HEART EASE

 

        (3/4)

 

        1       1       1       5       5       5

        5       5       5       1       1       1

        1       1       1       5       5       5

        5       5       5       1       1       1

 

 

EDELWEIS

                                

EDELWEIS, EDELWEIS

EVERY MORNING YOU GREET ME

SMALL AND WHITE, CLEAN AND BRIGHT

YOU LOOK HAPPY TO MEET ME

 

BLOSSOM OF SNOW MAY YOU BLOOM AND GROW

BLOOM AND GROW FOREVER

EDELWEIS, EDELWEIS

BLESS MY HOMELAND FOREVER

 

        (3/4)

 

        1               5               1               4

        1               6m           2m      5

        1               5               1               4

        1               5               1               1

 

        5               5               1               1

        2m           27         5               5

        1               5               1               4

        1               5               1               1

 

 

El Condor Pasa (If I Could)        Simon & Garfunkel, 1970 (#18)

 

I’D RATHER BE A SPARROW THAN A SNAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I COULD, I SURELY WOULD, HM . . .

 

I’D RATHER BE A HAMMER THAN A NAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I ONLY COULD, I SURELY WOULD

 

CHORUS:

 

AWAY, I’D RATHER SAIL AWAY

LIKE A SWAN THAT’S HERE AND GONE

A MAN GETS TIED UP TO THE GROUND

HE GIVES THE WORLD ITS SADDEST SOUND, ITS SADDEST SOUND

 

I’D RATHER BE A FOREST THAN A STREET

YES I WOULD, IF I ONLY COULD, I SURELY WOULD

 

I’D RATHER FEEL THE EARTH BENEATH MY FEET

YES I WOULD, IF I ONLY COULD, I SURELY WOULD  (chorus)

 

 VERSE  1m              1m              3               3

                3               3               3               5               1m              1m     

 

CHORUS  6               6               6               6

                3               3               3               3

                6               6               6               6

                3               3               5               5

                1m              1m              1m              1m     

 

 

59th STREET BRIDGE SONG         Simon & Garfunkel, 1967

 

SLOW DOWN, YOU MOVE TOO FAST

YOU GOTTA MAKE THE MORNING LAST

JUST KICKIN’ DOWN THE COBBLESTONES

LOOKIN’ FOR FUN AND FEELIN’ GROOVY

DA DA DA DA DA DA DA, FEELIN’ GROOVY

 

HELLO LAMPPOST, WHATCHA KNOWIN’

I’VE COME TO WATCH YOUR LOWERS GROWIN’

AIN’TCHA GOT NO RHYMES FOR ME

DOO IN DOO DOO, FEELIN’ GROOVY

DA DA DA DA DA DA DA, FEELIN’ GROOVY

 

GOT NO DEED TO DO, NO PROMISES TO KEEP

I’M DAPPLE AND DROWSY AND READY TO SLEEP

BUT THE MORNING TIME DROPS ALL ITS PETALS ON ME

LIFE I LOVE YOU, FEELIN’ GROOVY

DA DA DA DA DA DA DA, FEELIN’ GROOVY

 

                4-1             5-1             4-1             5-1

 

 

FIVE HUNDRED MILES

 

IF YOU MISS THE TRAIN I’M ON YOU WILL KNOW THAT I AM GONE

YOU CAN HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOW A HUNDRED MILES

A HUNDRED MILES, A HUNDRED MILES,

   A HUNDRED MILES, A HUNDRED MILES,

YOU CAN HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOW A HUNDRED MILES

 

LORD I’M ONE, LORD I’M TWO, LORD I’M THREE, LORD I’M FOUR

LORD I’M FIVE HUNDRED MILES AWAY FROM HOME

AWAY FROM HOME, AWAY FROM HOME

   AWAY FROM HOME, AWAY FROM HOME

LORD I’M FIVE HUNDRED MILES AWAY FROM HOME

 

NOT A SHIRT ON MY BACK, NOT A PENNY TO MY NAME

LORD I CAN’T GO BACK HOME THIS WAY

THISA-WAY, THISA-WAY, THISA-WAY, THISA-WAY

LORD I CAN’T GO BACK HOME THISA-WAY

 

        1               6m              2m              4

        2m              5               1               1

 

 

FIRE AND RAIN                           James Taylor, 1970 (#3)

 

JUST YESTERDAY MORNING THEY LET ME KNOW YOU WERE GONE

SUZANNE THE PLANS THEY MADE PUT AN END TO YOU

I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND I WROTE DOWN THIS SONG

I JUST CAN’T REMEMBER WHO TO SEND IT TO

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

I’VE SEEN FIRE AND I’VE SEEN RAIN

I’VE SEEN SUNNY DAYS THAT I THOUGHT WOULD NEVER END

I’VE SEEN LONELY TIMES WHEN I COULD NOT FIND A FRIEND

BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT I’D SEE YOU AGAIN

 

WON’T YOU LOOK DOWN UPON ME JESUS

   YOU’VE TOT TO HELP ME MAKE A STAND

YOU JUST GOT TO SEE ME THROUGH ANOTHER DAY

MY BODY’S ACHIN’ AND MY TIME IS AT HAND

AND I WON’T MAKE IT ANY OTHER WAY

 

BEEN WALKIN’ MY MIND TO AN EASY TIME

   MY BACK TURNED TOWARDS THE SUN

LORD KNOWS WHEN THE COLD WIND BLOWS

   IT’LL TURN YOUR HEAD AROUND

WELL THERE’S HOURS OF TIME ON THE TELEPHONE LINE

   TO TALK ABOUT THINGS TO COME

SWEET DREAMS AND FLYING MACHINES IN PIECES ON THE GROUND

 

 VERSE  1               5m              4               1

                1               5               b7              b7

                1               5m              4               1

                1               5               b7              b7

 

CHORUS  4               2m-5         1          1

                4               2m-5         1          1

                4               2m-5         1          1

                b7              5m              1               1

 

 

FOUR STRONG WINDS                                                   Ian Tyson

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

FOUR STRONG WINDS THAT BLOW LONELY

   SEVEN SEAS THAT RUN HIGH

ALL THOSE THINGS THAT DON’T CHANGE COME WHAT MAY

BUT OUR GOOD TIMES ARE ALL GONE

   AND I’M BOUND FOR MOVIN’ ON

I’LL LOOK FOR YOU IF I’M EVER BACK THIS WAY

 

I THINK I’LL GO OUT TO ALBERTA

   WEATHER’S GOOD THERE IN THE FALL

I GOT SOME FRIENDS THAT I CAN GO TO WORKIN’ FOR

STILL I WISH YOU’D CHANGE YOUR MIND

   IF I ASKED YOU ONE MORE TIME

BUT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH THAT A HUNDRED TIMES OR MORE

 

IF I GET THERE BEFORE THE SNOW FLIES

   AND IF THINGS ARE GOIN’ GOOD

YOU COULD MEET ME IF I SENT YOU DOWN THE FARE

BUT BY THEN IT WOULD BE WINTER

   AIN’T TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO DO

AND THOSE WINDS SURE CAN BLOW COLD WAY OUT THERE

 

        1               2m              5               1

        1               2m              5               5

        1               2m              5               1

        4               2m              5               5

 

 

THE FOX

 

WELL THE FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT

   HE PRAYED FOR THE MOON TO GIVE HIM LIGHT

HAD MANY A-MILE TO GO THAT NIGHT

   BEFORE HE REACHED THE TOWN-O, TOWN-O, TOWN-O

HAD MANY A-MILE TO GO THAT NIGHT BEFORE HE REACHED THE TOWN-O

 

THE FOX HE CAME TO A GREAT BIG PEN

   THE DUCKS AND THE GEESE WERE KEPT THEREIN

SAID, « ONE OF YOU IS GONNA GREASE MY CHIN

   BEFORE I LEAVE THIS TOWN-O, TOWN-O, TOWN-O

ONE OF YOU IS GONNA GREASE MY CHIN BEFORE I LEAVE THIS TOWN-O

 

HE GRABBED THE GRAY GOOSE BY THE NECK

   THROWED A DUCK ACROSS HIS BACK

HE DIDN’T MIND THEIR QUACK QUACK QUACK

   AND THEIR LEGS ALL DANGLING DOWN-O, DOWN-O, DOWN-O . . .

 

THEN OLD MOTHER FLIPPER-FLAPPER JUMPED OUT OF BED

   THREW BACK THE SHUTTER AND STUCK OUT HER HEAD

CRYING, « JOHN, JOHN, THE GRAY GOOSE IS GONE »

   AND THE FOX RUNS AWAY FROM THE TOWN-O, TOWN-O, TOWN-O . . .

 

THEN JOHN , HE WENT TO THE TOP OF THE HILL

   BLOWED HIS HORN BOTH LOUD AND SHRILL

THE FOX HE SAID, « BETTER HURRY MY KILL

   BEFORE THEY’RE ON MY TRAIL-O, TRAIL-O, TRAIL-O » . . .

 

THE FOX HE CAME TO HIS COZY DEN

   THE LITTLE ONES GATHERED, EIGHT, NINE, TEN

THEY SAID, « DADDY, DADDY, BETTER GO BACK AGAIN

   FOR IT MUST BE A MIGHTY FINE TOWN-O, TOWN-O, TOWN-O » . . .

 

THEN THE FOX AND HIS WIFE WITHOUT ANY STRIFE

   CUT UP THE GOOSE WITH A FORK AND KNIFE

THEY NEVER HAD SUCH A FEAST IN THEIR LIFE

   AND THE LITTLE ONES CHEWED ON THE BONES-O, BONES-O, BONES-O . . .

 

        1               1               1               5

        1               4               1-5             1               5               1

        4               1               5               1               1

 

GARDEN SONG                                David Mallett

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW

   GONNA MAKE THIS GARDEN GROW

ALL IT TAKES IS A RAKE AND A HOE

   AND A PIECE OF FERTILE GROUND

INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW

   SOMEONE BLESS THE SEED I SOW

SOMEONE WARM THEM FROM BELOW

   ‘TILL THE RAIN COMES TUMBLING 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 LOVE AND CARE

OLD CROW WATCHIN’ HUNGRILY

   FROM HIS PERCH IN YONDER TREE

IN MY GARDEN I’M AS FREE

   AS THAT FEATHERED THIEF UP THERE

 

        1               4-1             4-5             1

        4-5             1-6m         2m         5

        1               4-1             4-5             1

        4-5             1-6m         2m-5            1          1

 

 

GREEN GREEN                      New Christy Minstrels, 1963 (#14)

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GREEN GREEN, IT’S GREEN THEY SAY

   ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE HILL

GREEN GREEN, I’M GOIN’ AWAY

   TO WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER STILL

 

YA’ KNOW I TOLD MY MAMA ON THE DAY I WAS BORN

   DON’T YOU CRY WHEN YOU SEE I’M GONE

YA’ KNOW THERE AIN’T NO WOMAN GONNA SETTLE ME DOWN

   I JUST GOTTA BE TRAVELIN’ ON

 

YEAH THERE AIN’T NOBODY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

   GONNA TELL ME HOW TO SPEND MY TIME

YA’ KNOW I’M JUST A GOOD LOVIN’ RAMBLIN’ MAN

   BUDDY CAN YOU SPARE A DIME

 

I DON’T CARE WHERE THE SUN GOES DOWN

   WHERE I LAY MY WEARY HEAD

GREEN GREEN VALLEY OR ROCKY ROAD

   IT’S WHERE I’M GONNA MAKE MY BED

 

 INTRO  1-4             15//         1-4                15//

 

CHORUS  1               4               1               5

                1               4               1-5             1

 

 VERSE  1-5             4-1             1-5             1

                1-5             4-1             4-5             15//

 

 

GREENSLEEVES

 

ALAS MY LOVE YOU DO ME WRONG

TO CAST ME OFF DISCOURTEOUSLY

AND I HAVE LOVED YOU SO LONG

DELIGHTING IN YOUR COMPANY

 

GREENSLEEVES WAS ALL MY JOY

GREENSLEEVES WAS MY DELIGHT

GREENSLEEVES WAS MY HEART OF GOLD

AND WHO BUT MY LADY GREENSLEEVES

 

        aeolian (3/4)

 

        1m              3               7               5m

        1m              6               5m              5m

        1m              3               7               5m

        1m              5m              1m              1m

 

        3               3               7               5m

        1m              6               5m              5m

        3               3               7               5m

        1m              5m              1m              1m

 

 

THE GYPSY ROVER

 

THE GYPSY ROVER CAME OVER THE HILL

DOWN THROUGH THE VALLEY SO SHADY

HE WHISTLED AND HE SANG TIL THE GREEN WOODS RANG

AND HE WON THE HEART OF A LADY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ADDIE DO ADDIE DO DA DAY, ADDIE DO ADDIE DAY DEE

HE WHISTLED AND HE SANG TIL THE GREEN WOODS RANG

AND HE WON THE HEART OF A LADY

 

SHE LEFT HER FATHER’S CASTLE GATE

SHE LEFT HER OWN FOND LOVER

SHE LEFT HER SERVANTS AND HER STATE

TO FOLLOW THE GYPSY ROVER

 

HER FATHER HE SADDLED UP HIS FASTED STEED

AND ROAMED THE VALLEYS ALL OVER

HE SOUGHT HIS DAUGHTER AT GREAT SPEED

AND THE WHISTLING GYPSY ROVER

 

HE CAME AT LAST TO A MANSION FINE

DOWN BY THE RIVER CLADY

AND THERE WAS MUSIC AND THERE WAS WINE

FOR THE GYPSY AND HIS LADY

 

WELL HE’S NO GYPSY ME FATHER SHE SAID

BUT LORD OF THESE LANDS ALL OVER

AND I WILL STAY TIL ME DYING DAY

WITH ME WHISTLING GYPSY ROVER

 

        1-5             1-5             1-4             1-5

        1-5             3m-6m   1-4             1-4             1-5

 

 

HAVAH NAGILAH

 

HAVAH NAGILAH, HAVAH NAGILAH

HAVAH NAGILAH, VAYNIS M’CHAYH  (repeat)

HAVA N’RANENAH, HAVA N’RANENAH

HAVA N’RANENAH, VAYNIS M’CHAYH  (repeat)

URU, URU ACHIM

URU ACHIM B’LEVSAMEACH, URU ACHIM B’LEVSAMEACH

URU ACHIM B’LEVSAMEACH, URU ACHIM B’LEVSAMEACH

URU ACHIM, URU ACHIM

B’LEVSAMEACH

 

        5               5               5               5

        4m              4m              5-6             5    (repeat)

        5               5               4m              4m

        4m              4m              5-6             5    (repeat)

        1m              1m              1m              1m

        1m              1m              1m              1m

        4m              4m              4m              4m

        5               5               5               5

        5               5               1m              1m

 

 

HEART OF GOLD                             Neil Young, 1972 (#1)

 

I WANNA LIVE, I WANNA GIVE

I’VE BEEN A MINER FOR A HEART OF GOLD

IT’S THESE EXPRESSIONS I NEVER GIVE

THAT KEEP ME SEARCHIN’ FOR A HEART OF GOLD

AND I’M GETTIN’ OLD

KEEP ME SEARCHIN’ FOR A HEART OF GOLD

AND I’M GETTIN’ OLD

 

I’VE BEEN TO HOLLYWOOD, I’VE BEEN TO REDWOOD

I’D CROSS THE OCEAN FOR A HEART OF GOLD

I’VE BEEN N MY MIND, IT’S SUCH A FINE LINE

THAT KEEPS ME SEARCHIN’ FOR A HEART OF GOLD

AND I’M GETTIN’ OLD

KEEPS ME SEARCHIN’ FOR A HEART OF GOLD

AND I’M GETTIN’ OLD

 

CHORUS:

 

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

 

 INTRO  6m              5-6m         6m         5-6m

 

 VERSE  6m-4         5-1                6m-4         5-1

                6m-4         5-1

                6m              1               4               43m2m-1

                6m              1               4               43m2m-1

 

CHORUS  6m              5-1             6m              5-1

                6m              5-1             6m              1

                4               43m2m-1

 

 

HOME ON THE RANGE

 

OH GIVE ME A HOME WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM

WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY

WHERE SELDOM IS HEARD A DISCOURAGING WORD

AND THE SKIES ARE NOT CLOUDY ALL DAY

 

CHORUS:

 

HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE

WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY

WHERE SELDOM IS HEARD A DISCOURAGING WORD

AND THE SKIES ARE NOT CLOUDY ALL DAY

   (OR)  FOR WHAT CAN AN ANTELOPE SAY

 

                (3/4)

 

 VERSE  1               1               4               4

                1               27              5               5

                1               1               4               2m

                1               5               1               1

 

CHORUS  1               5               1               1

                1               27              5               5

                1               1               4               2m

                1               5               1               1

 

 

HOUSE AT POOH CORNER                     Kenny Loggins, 1969

 

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN AND I WALKED ALONG

   UNDER BRANCHES LIT UP BY THE MOON

POSING OUR QUESTIONS TO OWL AND EEYORE

   AS OUR DAYS DISAPPEARED ALL TOO SOON

BUT I’VE WANDERED MUCH FURTHER TODAY THAN I SHOULD

   AND I CAN’T SEEM TO FIND MY WAY BACK TO THE WOOD

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SO HELP ME IF YOU CAN, I’VE GOT TO GET

   BACK TO THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER BY ONE

YOU’D BE SURPRISED, THERE’S SO MUCH TO BE DONE

COUNT ALL THE BEES IN THE HIVE

   CHASE ALL THE CLOUDS FROM THE SKY

*BACK TO THE DAYS OF CHRISTOPHER ROBIN AND POOH

 

WINNIE THE POOH DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO

   GOT A HONEY JAR STUCK ON HIS NOSE

HE CAME TO ME ASKING HELP AND ADVICE

   AND FROM HERE NO ONE KNOWS WERE HE GOES

SO I SENT HIM TO ASK OF OWL IF HE’S THERE

   HOW TO LOOSEN A JAR FROM THE NOSE OF A BEAR

 

*ENDING (add to last chorus):

 

BACK TO THE DAYS OF CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

   BACK TO THE WAYS OF CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

BACK TO THE DAYS OF POOH

 

 VERSE  1-5             4-1             2m-5         1

                1-5             4-1             2m-5         1

                6m              3m              4               2-5

 

CHORUS  1-5             4-5             1-5             4-5

                1-5             4-5

                3m              1               3m              1

                4-5             1-6m         2          5

 

ENDING  4-5             1-6m         4-5                1-6m

                4-5             6m

 

 

I BELIEVE

 

I BELIEVE FOR EVERY DROP OF RAIN THAT FALLS FLOWERS GROW

I BELIEVE THAT SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKEST NIGHT A CANDLE GLOWS

I BELIEVE FOR EVERYONE WHO GOES ASTRAY

   SOMEONE WILL COME TO SHOW THE WAY

I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE

 

I BELIEVE ABOVE THE STORM THE SMALLEST PRAYER

   WILL STILL BE HEARD

I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONE IN THE GREAT SOMEWHERE                             

   WHO HEARS EVERY WORD

EVERY TIME I HEAR A NEWBORN BABY CRY

   OR TOUCH A LEAF OR SEE THE SKY

THEN I KNOW WHY I BELIEVE

 

                   (slow 4/4)

 

                        1-6m         2m-5            1

                        1-6m         4-5             1

                        1-6m         4       37         6m

 (end verse 1)  4               5

 (end verse 2)  4               2m-5         1

 

 

I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING

 

I’D LIKE TO BUILD THE WORLD A HOME

   AND FURNISH IT WITH LOVE

GROW APPLE TREES AND HONEY BEES

   AND SNOW WHITE TURTLE DOVES

 

I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING

   IN PERFECT HARMONY

I’D LIKE TO HOLD IT IN MY ARMS

   AND KEEP IT COMPANY

 

I’D LIKE TO SEE THE WORLD FOR ONCE

   ALL STANDIN’ HAND IN HAND

AND HEAR THEM ECHO THROUGH THE HILLS

   FOR PEACE THROUGHOUT THE LAND

 

THAT’S THE SONG I HEAR

   LET THE WORLD SING TODAY

A SONG OF PEACE THAT ECHOS ON

   AND NEVER GOES AWAY

 

        1               1               2               2

        5               5               4               1

        1               1               4               4

        1               5               1               1

 

 

I’VE BEEN WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD

 

I’VE BEEN WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD ALL THE LIVE-LONG DAY

I’VE BEEN WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD JUST TO PASS THE TIME AWAY

CAN’T YOU HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOWIN’

   RISE UP SO EARLY IN THE MORN

CAN’T YOU HEAR THE CAPTAIN SHOUTING « DINAH BLOW YOUR HORN »

 

DINAH WON’T YOU BLOW, DINAH WON’T YOU BLOW

   DINAH WON’T YOU BLOW YOUR HORN

DINAH WON’T YOU BLOW, DINAH WON’T YOU BLOW

   DINAH WON’T YOU BLOW YOUR HORN

 

SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN WITH DINAH

   SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN I KNOW

SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN WITH DINAH

   STRUMMIN’ ON THE OLD BANJO

 

FEE-FI-FIDDLY-EYE-O, FEE-FI-FIDDLY-EYE-O

FEE-FI-FIDDLY-EYE-O, STRUMMIN’ ON THE OLD BANJO

 

        1               1               4               1

        1               1               27              5

        5               1               4               1

        4               1               1-5             1

 

        1               4               5               1

        1               4               5               1

 

        1               1               1               5

        1               4               1-5             1

 

        1               1               1               5

        1               4               1-5             1

 

 

IF I HAD A HAMMER                       Peter, Paul, and Mary, 1962 (#10)

written by Pete Seeger & Lee Hays               Trini Lopez, 1963 (#3)

 

IF I HAD A HAMMER I’D HAMMER IN THE MORNING

I’D HAMMER IN THE EVENING ALL OVER THIS LAND

I’D HAMMER OUT DANGER, I’D HAMMER OUT A WARNING

I’D HAMMER OUT LOVE BETWEEN MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTERS

OO, OO, 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 A WARNING

I’D RING OUT LOVE BETWEEN MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTERS

OO, OO, 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 A WARNING

I’D SING OUT LOVE BETWEEN MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTERS

OO, OO, ALL OVER THIS LAND

 

WELL, I GOT A HAMMER AND I GOT A BELL

AND I GOT A SONG TO SING ALL OVER THIS LAND

IT’S THE HAMMER OF JUSTICE, IT’S THE BELL OF FREEDOM

IT’S THE SONG ABOUT LOVE BETWEEN MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTERS

OO, OO, ALL OVER THIS LAND

 

INTRO   1-3m         4-5                1-3m         4-5

 

VERSE   1-3m         4-5                1-3m         4-5

                1-3m         4          5               5

                1               1               6m              6m

                4-1             4-1             4-1             5         (intro)

 

 

IF I WERE A CARPENTER                    Bobby Darin, 1966 (#8)

 

IF I WERE A CARPENTER AND YOU WERE A LADY

WOULD YOU MARRY ME ANYWAY, WOULD YOU HAVE MY BABY

 

IF A TINKER WERE MY TRADE WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME

CARRYING THE POTS I MADE, FOLLOWING BEHIND ME

 

CHORUS:

 

SAVE MY LOVE THROUGH LONELINESS, SAVE MY LOVE FOR SORROW

I’VE GIVEN YOU MY OWNLINESS, COME AND GIVE ME YOUR TOMORROW

 

IF I WORKED MY HANDS IN WOOD WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME

ANSWER ME BABE, « YES I WOULD, I’D PUT YOU ABOVE ME »

 

IF I WERE A MILLER AT A MILL WHEEL GRINDING

WOULD YOU MISS YOUR COLORED BOX AND YOUR SOFT SHOES SHINING

 

                1 . . .

 

 VERSE  b7              4               1               1

                b7              4               1               1

 

CHORUS  b7              1               2m-b7   1               1

                b7              4               1               1

 

 

IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND           Gordon Lightfoot, 1971 (#5)

 

IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND, LOVE

   WHAT A TALE MY THOUGHTS COULD TELL

JUST LIKE AN OLD TIME MOVIE ‘BOUT A GHOST IN A WISHING WELL

IN A CASTLE DARK OR A FORTRESS STRONG

   WITH CHAINS UPON MY FEET*

YOU KNOW THAT GHOST IS ME

AND I WILL NEVER BE SET FREE

   AS LONG AS I’M A GHOST THAT YOU CAN’T SEE

 

IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND LOVE

   WHAT A TALE YOUR THOUGHTS COULD TELL

JUST LIKE A PAPERBACK NOVEL, THE KIND THE DRUGSTORES SELL

THEN YOU REACHED THE PART WHERE THE HEARTACHES COME

   THE HERO WOULD BE ME

BUT HEROES OFTEN FAIL

AND YOU WON’T READ THAT BOOK AGAIN

   BECAUSE THE ENDING’S JUST TOO HARD TO TAKE

 

BRIDGE:

 

I’D WALK AWAY LIKE A MOVIE STAR

   WHO GETS BURNED IN A THREE-WAY SCRIPT

ENTER NUMBER TWO

A MOVIE QUEEN TO PLAY THE SCENE

   OF BRINGING ALL THE GOOD THINGS OUT IN ME

BUT FOR NOW, LOVE, LET’S BE REAL

I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD ACT THIS WAY

   AND I’VE GOT TO SAY THAT I JUST DON’T GET IT

I DON’T KNOW WHERE WE WENT WRONG

   BUT THE FEELING’S GONE AND I JUST CAN’T GET IT BACK

(VERSE 1 with ENDING)

 

ENDING:

 

*BUT STORIES ALWAYS END

AND IF YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES YOU’D KNOW THAT I’M JUST

   TRYIN’ TO  UNDERSTAND THE FEELINGS THAT YOU LACK

I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD FEEL THIS WAY

   AND I’VE GOT TO SAY THAT I JUST DON’T GET IT

I DON’T KNOW WHERE WE WENT WRONG BUT THE FEELIN’S GONE

   AND I JUST CAN’T GET IT BACK

 

 VERSE  1               1               5m              5m

                1               1               5m              5m

                1               17              4               5               6m

                4               1

                4               1               2m              5               1               1

 

BRIDGE  1               17              4               5               6m

*(ENDING)       4               1

                4               1               2m              5               6m

                4               1

                4               1               2m              5

                4               1               2m              5               1               1

 

JAMAICA FAREWELL

 

DOWN THE WAY WHERE THE NIGHTS ARE GAY

AND THE SUN SHINES DAILY ON THE MOUNTAIN TOPS

I TOOK A TRIP ON A SAILING SHIP

AND WHEN I REACH JAMAICA I MADE A STOP

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

BUT I’M SAD TO SAY I’M ON MY WAY

WON’T BE BACK FOR MANY A DAY

MY HEART IS DOWN, MY HEAD IS SPINNING AROUND

I HAD TO LEAVE A LITTLE GIRL IN KINGSTON TOWN

 

DOWN AT THE MARKET YOU HEAR

LADIES CRY OUT WHILE ON THEIR HEADS THEY BEAR

OCKEY RICE, SALT FISH ARE NICE

AND THE RUM IS FINE ANY TIME OF YEAR

 

SOUNDS OF LAUGHTER EVERYWHERE

AS THE DANCING GIRLS SWAY TO AND FRO

I MUST DECLARE MY HEART IS THERE

THOUGH I’VE BEEN FROM MAINE TO MEXICO

 

        1               4               5               1

        1               4               5               5-1

 

 

JESUS LOVES ME

 

JESUS LOVES ME, THIS I KNOW FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

LITTLE ONES TO HIM BELONG, THEY ARE WEAK BUT HE IS STRONG

 

YES JESUS LOVES ME, YES JESUS LOVES ME

YES JESUS LOVES ME, THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

 

        1               1               4               1

        1               1               4-1          5-1

 

        1               4               1               5

        1               4               1-5          1

 

 

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE

GRANT IT JESUS IF YOU PLEASE

DAILY WALKIN’ CLOSE TO THEE

LET IT BE, DEAR LORD, LET IT BE

 

THROUGH THE DAYS OF TOIL THAT’S NEAR

IF I FALL, DEAR LORD, WHO CARES

WHO WITH ME MY BURDEN SHARES

NONE BUT THEE, DEAR LORD, NONE BUT THEE

 

WHEN MY FEEBLE LIFE IS O’ER

TIME FOR ME WILL BE NO MORE

GUIDE ME GENTLY, SAFELY ON

TO THY SHORE, DEAR LORD         TO THY SHORE

 

        1               1               5               5

        5               5               1               1

        1               1               4               4

        1               5               1               1

 

 

KUM BA YAH (Come By Here)

 

KUM BA YAH MY LORD, KUM BA YAH

KUM BA YAH MY LORD, KUM BA YAH

KUM BA YAH MY LORD, KUM BA YAH

OH LORD, KUM BA YAH

 

SOMEONE’S SINGING LORD, KUM BA YAH . . .

 

SOMEONE’S CRYING LORD, KUM BA YAH . . .

 

SOMEONE’S PRAYING LORD, KUM BA YAH . . .

 

COME BY HERE MY LORD, COME BY HERE . . .

 

        1               1-4             1               1

        3m              3m-4         5          5

        1               1-4             1

        1-4             1-5             1               1

 

 

LAST THING ON MY MIND

 

IT’S A LESSON TOO LATE FOR THE LEARNIN’

MADE OF SAND, MADE OF SAND

IN THE WINK OF AN EYE MY SOUL IS TURNIN’

IN YOUR HAND, IN YOUR HAND

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ARE YOU GOIN’ AWAY WITH NO WORD OF FAREWELL

WILL THERE BE NOT A TRACE LEFT BEHIND

I COULD HAVE LOVED YOU BETTER, DIDN’T MEAN TO BE UNKIND

I KNOW THAT WAS THE LAST THING ON MY MIND

 

WHEN I WAKE IN MY BED IN THE MORNIN’

I’M SO BLUE, I’M SO BLUE

EVERY SONG IN MY SOUL DIES A-BORNIN’

WITHOUT YOU, WITHOUT YOU

 

YOU GOT REASONS A-PLENTY FOR LEAVIN’

THIS I KNOW, THIS I KNOW

THE WEEDS HAVE BEEN STEADILY GROWIN’

PLEASE DON’T GO, PLEASE DON’T GO

 

 VERSE  1               4               1               1-4

                1               5               1               1

                1               4               1               1-4

                1               5               1               1

 

CHORUS  5               5               4               1

                4               1               5               5

                1               4               1               1

                1               5               1               1

 

 

LEADER OF THE BAND                      Dan Fogelberg, 1982 (#9)

 

AN ONLY CHILD ALONE AND WILD, A CABINET MAKER’S SON

HIS HANDS WERE MEANT FOR DIFFERENT WORK

   AND HIS HEART WAS KNOWN TO NONE

HE LEFT HIS HOME AND WENT HIS LONE AND SOLITARY WAY

AND HE GAVE TO ME A GIFT I KNOW I NEVER CAN REPAY

 

A QUIET MAN OF MUSIC DENIED A SIMPLER FATE

HE TRIED TO BE A SOLDIER ONCE BUT HIS MUSIC WOULDN’T WAIT

HE EARNED HIS LOVE THROUGH DISCIPLINE, A THUNDERING VELVET HAND

HIS GENTLE MEANS OF SCULPTING SOULS TOOK ME YEARS TO UNDERSTAND

 

CHORUS:

 

THE LEADER OF THE BAND IS TIRED AND HIS EYES ARE GROWING OLD

BUT HIS BLOOD RUNS THROUGH MY INSTRUMENT

   AND HIS SONG IS IN MY SOUL

MY LIFE HAS BEEN A POOR ATTEMPT TO IMITATE THE MAN

I’M JUST A LIVING LEGACY TO THE LEADER OF THE BAND

 

MY BROTHER’S LIVES WERE DIFFERENT FOR THEY HEARD ANOTHER CALL

ONE WENT TO CHICAGO AND THE OTHER TO ST. PAUL

AND I’M IN COLORADO WHEN I’M NOT IN SOME HOTEL

LIVING OUT THIS LIFE I’VE CHOSE AND COME TO KNOW SO WELL

 

(CHORUS AND INTERLUDE)

 

I THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC AND YOUR STORIES OF THE ROAD

I THANK YOU FOR THE FREEDOM WHEN IT CAME MY TIME TO GO

I THANK YOU FOR THE KINDNESS AND THE TIMES WHEN YOU GOT TOUGH

AND PAPA I DON’T THINK I SAID  » I LOVE YOU » NEAR ENOUGH  (chorus)

 

                        (SLOW 4/4)

 

    VERSE               1-4             1               3m              4

                        2m              6m              2m              5

                        1-4             1               3m              4

                        2m              6m              2m-5         1

 

   CHORUS               4               3m              2m              1

                        2m              6m              2m              b7-5

                        4               3m              2m              2

                        2m              6m              2m-5         1          1

 

INTERDLUDE      1               1               4               4

                        2m              6m              5               1               1

 

 

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE     Peter, Paul, and Mary, 1969 (#1)

written by John Denver

 

ALL MY BAGS ARE PACKED, I’M READY TO GO

   I’M STANDIN’ HERE OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR

I HATE TO WAKE YOU UP TO SAY GOOD-BYE

BUT THE DAWN IS BREAKIN’ IT’S EARLY MORN

   TAXI’S WAITIN’, HE’S BLOWIN’ HIS HORN

ALREADY I’M SO LONESOME I COULD DIE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SO KISS ME AND SMILE FOR ME

   TELL ME THAT YOU’LL WAIT FOR ME

HOLD ME LIKE YOU’LL NEVER LET ME GO

CAUSE I’M LEAVIN’ ON A JET PLANE

   DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE BACK AGAIN

OH BABE I HATE TO GO

 

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

 

NOW THE TIME HAS COME TO LEAVE YOU

   ONE MORE TIME LET ME KISS YOU

THEN CLOSE YOUR EYES, I’LL BE ON MY WAY

DREAM ABOUT THE DAYS TO COME

   WHEN I WON’T HAVE TO LEAVE ALONE

ABOUT THE TIME I WON’T HAVE TO SAY

 

                1               4               1               4

                1               6m              5               5

                1               4               1               4

                1               6m              5               5

 

 

LEMON TREE                                        Trini Lopez, 1965 (#20)

written by Will Holt

 

WHEN I WAS JUST A LITTLE BOY MY FATHER SAID TO ME

COME HERE AND LEARN A LESSON FROM THE LOVELY LEMON TREE

MY SON IT’S MOST IMPORTANT MY FATHER SAID TO ME

TO PUT YOUR FAITH IN WHAT YOU FEEL AND NOT IN WHAT YOU SEE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

LEMON TREE VERY PRETTY AND THE LEMON FLOWER IS SWEET

BUT THE FRUIT OF THE POOR LEMON IS IMPOSSIBLE TO EAT

LEMON TREE VERY PRETTY AND THE LEMON FLOWER IS SWEET

BUT THE FRUIT OF THE POOR LEMON IS IMPOSSIBLE TO EAT

 

BENEATH THE LEMON TREE ONE DAY MY LOVE AND I DID LIE

A GIRL SO SWEET THAT WHEN SHE SMILED THE SUN ROSE IN THE SKY

WE PASSED THE SUMMER LOST I LOVE BENEATH THE LEMON TREE

THE MUSIC OF HER LAUGHTER HID MY FATHER’S WORDS FROM ME

 

ONE DAY SHE LEFT WITHOUT A WORD, SHE TOOK AWAY THE SUN

AND IN THE DARK SHE LEFT BEHIND, I KNEW WHAT SHE HAD DONE

SHE LEFT ME FOR ANOTHER, IT’S A COMMON TALE BUT TRUE

A SADDER MAN BUT WISER NOW, I SING THIS SONG TO YOU

 

 VERSE  1-5             1               1-5             1

                1-5             1               4-5             1-17

 

                (key change–up a fourth)

 

                1-5             1               1-5             1

                1-5             1               4-5             1-17

 

                (key change–up a fourth)

 

CHORUS  1-4             1-4             1-4             5

                5               5               5               1

                1-4             1-4             1-4             5

                5               5               5               1               67

 

 

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT             The Tokens (#1,1961)

revised South African folk song (WIMOWEH)              

 

INTRO:

 

WEE–OOH-WEE-OOH WEE-UM-BUM-BA-WEH

WEE–OOH-WEE-OOH WEE-UM-BUM-BA-WEH

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH

O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH

O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH

O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH O-WIMOWEH

 

IN THE JUNGLE, THE MIGHTY JUNGLE THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

IN THE JUNGLE, THE MIGHTY JUNGLE THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

 

NEAR THE VILLAGE, THE PEACEFUL VILLAGE THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

NEAR THE VILLAGE, THE PEACEFUL VILLAGE THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

 

HUSH MY DARLING, DON’T FEAR MY DARLING, THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

HUSH MY DARLING, DON’T FEAR MY DARLIN, THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

 

                1               4               1               5

                1               4               1               5

 

MAIRI’S WEDDING

 

CHORUS (before each verse):

 

STEP WE GAILY ON WE GO

        HEEL FOR HEEL AND TOE FOR TOE

ARM IN ARM AND ON WE GO

        ALL FOR MAIRI’S WEDDING

 

OVER HILLWAYS UP AND DOWN

        MYRTLE GREEN AND BRACKEN BROWN

PAST THE SHEELING THROUGH THE TOWN

        ALL FOR THE SAKE OF MAIRI

 

PLENTY HERRING, PLENTY MEAL

        PLENTY PEAT TO FILL HER CREEL

PLENTY BONNY BAIRNS AS WELL

        THAT’S THE TOAST FOR MAIRI

 

CHEEKS AS BRIGHT AS ROWANS ARE

        BRIGHTER FAR THAN ANY STAR

FAIREST OF THEM ALL BY FAR

        IS MY DARLING MAIRI

 

        1               1               4               5

        1               1               4               5

 

 

THE MARVELOUS TOY                                                  Tom Paxton

 

WHEN I WAS JUST A WEE LITTLE LAD FULL OF HEALTH AND JOY

MY FATHER HOMEWARD CAME ONE NIGHT AND GAVE TO ME A TOY

A WONDER TO BEHOLD IT WAS WITH MANY COLORS BRIGHT

AND THE MOMENT I LAID EYES ON IT IT BECAME MY HEART’S DELIGHT

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

IT WENT « ZIP » WHEN IT MOVED AND « BOP » WHEN IT STOPPED

   AND « WHIRR » WHEN IT STOOD STILL

I NEVER KNEW JUST WHAT IT WAS AND I GUESS I NEVER WILL

 

THE FIRST TIME THAT I PICKED IT UP I HAD A BIG SURPRISE

FOR RIGHT ON ITS BOTTOM WERE TWO BIG BUTTONS

   THAT LOOKED LIKE BIG GREEN EYES

I FIRST PUSHED ONE AND THEN THE OTHER AND THEN I TWISTED ITS LID

AND WHEN I SET IT DOWN AGAIN THIS IS WHAT IT DID

 

IT FIRST MARCHED LEFT AND THEN MARCHED RIGHT

   AND THEN MARCHED UNDER A CHAIR

AND WHEN I LOOKED WHERE IT HAD GONE IT WASN’T EVEN THERE

I STARTED TO SOB AND MY DADDY LAUGHED

   FOR HE KNEW THAT I WOULD FIND

WHEN I TURNED AROUND MY MARVELOUS TOY CHUGGING FROM BEHIND

 

WELL, THE YEARS HAVE GONE BY TOO QUICKLY IT SEEMS

   I HAVE MY OWN LITTLE BOY

AND YESTERDAY I GAVE TO HIM MY OWN MARVELOUS LITTLE TOY

HIS EYES NEARLY POPPED RIGHT OUT OF HIS HEAD

   AND HE GAVE A SQUEAL OF GLEE

NEITHER ONE OF US KNOWS JUST WHAT IT IS

   BUT HE LOVES IT JUST LIKE ME

 

 VERSE  1               5               1               5

                4               5               2               5

                1               5               1               4

                4               1               2               5

 

CHORUS  1               5               1               4

                4               1               5               1

 

 

MICHAEL                                     The Highwaymen, 1961 (#1)

 

MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE–HALLELUJAH

MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE–HALLELUJAH

 

SISTER HELP TO TRIM THE SAIL–HALLELUJAH

SISTER HELP TO TRIM THE SAIL–HALLELUJAH

 

BROTHER LEND A HELPING HAND–HALLELUJAH

BROTHER LEND A HELPING HAND–HALLELUJAH

 

RIVER JORDAN IS CHILLY AND COLD–HALLELUJAH

CHILLS THE BODY BUT NOT THE SOUL–HALLELUJAH

 

THE RIVER IS DEEP AND THE RIVER IS WIDE–                                       HALLELUJAH

MILK AND HONEY ON THE OTHER SIDE–HALLELUJAH

 

        1               1               4               1

        3m              2m              5               1

 

 

MOON SHADOW                                               Cat Stevens, 1971

 

CHORUS:

 

I’M BEING FOLLOWED BY A MOON SHADOW

   MOON SHADOW, MOON SHADOW

LEAPIN’ AND HOPPIN’ ON A MOON SHADOW

   MOON SHADOW, MOON SHADOW

 

AND IF I EVER LOSE MY HANDS, LOSE MY PLOW, LOSE MY LAND

OH, IF I EVER LOSE MY HANDS

OH IF . . . I WON’T HAVE TO WORK NO MORE

 

AND IF I EVER LOSE MY EYES, IF MY COLOR ALL RUNS DRY

YES IF I EVER LOSE MY EYES

OH IF. . . I WON’T HAVE TO CRY NO MORE  (chorus)

 

AND IF I EVER LOSE MY LEGS I WON’T MOAN AND I WON’T BEG

YES IF I EVER LOSE MY LEGS

OH IF. . . I WON’T HAVE TO WALK NO MORE

 

IF I EVER LOSE MY MOUTH, ALL MY TEETH NORTH OR SOUTH

YES IF I EVER LOSE MY MOUTH

OH . . . I WON’T HAVE TO TALK . . .

   solo (chorus progression)

 

BRIDGE:

 

DID IT TAKE LONG TO FIND ME, I ASKED THE FAITHFUL LIGHT

DID IT TAKE LONG TO FIND ME

   AND ARE YOU GONNA STAY THE NIGHT   (chorus)

 

CHORUS  1               1               4//5            1

                1               1               4//5            1

 

 VERSE  4-1             4-1             4-1             4-5

                4-1             4-1

                2m-5    1-6m         2m-5            1

 

BRIDGE  27              5               27              5

                27              5               27              5-4

 

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN                     Cat Stevens, 1972 (#6)

written by Eleanor Farjeon

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN LIKE THE FIRST MORNING

BLACKBIRD HAS SPOKEN LIKE THE FIRST BIRD

PRAISE FOR THE SINGING, PRAISE FOR THE MORNING

PRAISE FOR THEM SPRINGING FRESH FROM THE WORD

SWEET THE RAIN’S NEW FALL SUNLIT FROM HEAVEN

LIKE THE FIRST DEW FALL ON THE FIRST GRASS

PRAISE FOR THE SWEETNESS OF THE WET GARDEN

SPRING IN COMPLETENESS WHERE HIS FEET PASS

MINE IS THE SUNLIGHT, MINE IS THE MORNING

BORN OF THE ONE LIGHT EDEN SAW PLAY

PRAISE WITH ELATION, PRAISE EVERY MORNING

GOD’S RECREATION OF THE NEW DAY

 

                        (3/4)

 

INTRO   1               4               5               37

                6m              4

                1               5               1               1

 

VERSE   1               2m              5               4               1

                1               3m              6m              27              5               5

                1               4               4               1               6m              27

                5               1               4               5     (intro)

 

 

MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION                   Paul Simon, 1972 (#4)

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

NO I WOULD NOT GIVE YOU FALSE HOPE

   ON THIS STRANGE AND MOURNFUL DAY

BUT THE MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION IS ONLY A MOTION AWAY

 

OH LITTLE DARLIN’ OF MINE I CAN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME

REMEMBER A SADDER DAY, I KNOW THEY SAY LET IT BE

BUT IT JUST DON’T WORK OUT THAT WAY AND

   THE COURSE OF A LIFETIME

RUNS OVER AND OVER AGAIN

 

OH LITTLE DARLIN’ OF MINE I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S SO

AND THOUGH IT SEEMS STRANGE TO SAY I NEVER BEEN LAID SO LOW

IN SUCH A MYSTERIOUS WAY AND THE COURSE OF A LIFETIME

RUNS OVER AND OVER AGAIN

 

END (add to final chorus):

OH THE MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION IS ONLY A MOTION AWAY

THE MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION IS ONLY A MOMENT AWAY

 

CHORUS  4-5             1               4-5             1

                4-5             1-6m         4-1                5               5

 

 VERSE  6m              6m              5               5

                6m              6m              5               5

                6m              6m              4               4

                5               5

 

   END  4-5             1               4-5             1

                4-5             1               4-1             5               5               1

 

 

MISTER BOJANGLES        Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1971 (#9)

written by Jerry Jeff Walker

 

I KNEW A MAN BOJANGLES AND HE’D DANCE FOR YOU

   IN WORN OUT SHOES

WITH SILVER HAIR, A RAGGED SHIRT AND BAGGY PANTS

   THE OLD SOFT SHOE

HE JUMPED SO HIGH, HE JUMPED SO HIGH

   THEN HE LIGHTLY TOUCHED DOWN

 

CHORUS:

 

MISTER BOJANGLES, MISTER BOJANGLES

   MISTER BOJANGLES . . . DANCE

 

I MET HIM IN A CELL IN NEW ORLEANS

  I WAS DOWN AND OUT

HE LOOKED AT ME TO BE THE EYES OF AGE

  AS HE SPOKE RIGHT OUT

HE TALKED OF LIFE, TALKED OF LIFE

   HE LAUGHED, SLAPPED HIS LEG A STEP

 

HE SAID HIS NAME, BOJANGLES, THEN HE DANCED A LICK

   ACROSS THE CELL

HE GRABBED HIS PANTS FOR A BETTER STANCE THEN HE JUMPED SO HIGH

   HE CLICKED HIS HEELS

THEN HE LET GO A LAUGH, LET GO A LAUGH

   SHOOK BACK HIS CLOTHES ALL AROUND  (chorus)

 

HE DANCED FOR THOSE AT MINSTREL SHOWS AND COUNTY FAIRS

   THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

HE SPOKE WITH TEARS OF FIFTEEN YEARS HOW HIS DOG AND HE

   TRAVELED ABOUT

HIS DOG UP AND DIED, HE UP AND DIED

   AND AFTER TWENTY YEARS HE STILL GRIEVED

 

HE SAID, « I DANCE NOW AT EVERY CHANCE IN HONKYTONKS

   FOR DRINKS AND TIPS

BUT MOST THE TIME I SPEND BEHIND THESE COUNTY BARS

   FOR I DRINKS A BIT »

HE SHOOK HIS HEAD AND AS HE SHOOK HIS HEAD

   I HEARD SOMEONE ASK « PLEASE . . . PLEASE »  (chorus)

 

          (3/4)

 

 INTRO  1               3m              6m              5       (repeat)

 

 VERSE  1               3m              6m              6m

                4               4               5               5

                1               3m              6m              6m

                4               4               5               5

                4               4               1               37

                6m              6m              2               2

                5               5               5               5

 

CHORUS  6m              6m              3m              3m

                6m              6m              3m              3m

                6m              6m              3m              5       (INTRO)

 

 

MUNICIPAL PROTEST TRAIN ASSOCIATION SONG

 

WELL LET ME TELL YOU THE STORY OF A MAN NAMED CHARLIE

ON THAT TRAGIC AND FATEFUL DAY

HE PUT TEN CENTS IN HIS POCKET, KISSED HIS WIFE AND FAMILY

WENT TO RIDE ON THE M.T.A.

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

WELL DID HE EVER RETURN, NO HE NEVER RETURNED

AND HIS FATE IS STILL UNLEARNED

HE MAY RIDE FOREVER ‘NEATH THE STREETS OF BOSTON

HE’S THE MAN WHO NEVER RETURNED

 

CHARLIE HANDED IN HIS DIME IN THE THE KENDALL SQUARE STATION

AND A CHANGE FOR JAMAICA PLAIN

WHEN HE GOT THERE THE CONDUCTOR TOLD HIM « ONE MORE NICKEL »

CHARLIE COULDN’T GET OFF THAT TRAIN

 

NOW ALL NIGHT LONG CHARLIE RIDES THROUGH THE STATION CRYING

« WHAT WILL BECOME OF ME

HOW CAN I AFFORD TO SEE MY SISTER IN CHELSEA

OR MY COUSIN IN ROXBURY »

 

CHARLIE’S WIFE GOES DOWN TO THE SCOLLAY SQUARE STATION

EVERY DAY AT A QUARTER PAST TWO

AND THROUGH THE OPEN WINDOW SHE HANDS CHARLIE A SANDWICH

AS THE TRAIN COMES RUMBLIN’ THROUGH

 

NOW YOU CITIZENS OF BOSTON, DON’T YOU THINK IT’S A SCANDAL

HOW THE PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY AND PAY

FIGHT THE FARE INCREASE, VOTE FOR GEORGE O’BRIEN

AND GET CHARLIE OFF THE M.T.A.

 

        1               1               4               4

        1               1               5               5

        1               1               4               4

        1               5               1               1

 

 

MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN

 

MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN

MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE SEA

MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN

OH BRING BACK MY BONNIE TO ME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

BRING BACK, BRING BACK

BRING BACK MY BONNIE TO ME, TO ME

BRING BACK, BRING BACK

BRING BACK MY BONNIE TO ME

 

OH BLOW YE WINDS O’ER THE OCEAN

AND BLOW YE WINDS O’ER THE SEA

HO BLOW YE WINDS O’ER THE OCEAN

AND BRING BACK MY BONNIE TO ME

 

THE WINDS HAVE BLOWN OVER THE OCEAN

THE WINDS HAVE BLOWN OVER THE SEA

THE WINDS HAVE BLOWN OVER THE OCEAN

AND BROUGHT BACK MY BONNIE TO ME

 

                (3/4)

 

 VERSE  1               4               1               1

                1               2               5               5

                1               4               1               1

                4               5               1               1

 

CHORUS  1               1               4               4

                5               5               1               1

                1               1               4               4

                5               5               1               1

 

 

NO NAY NEVER

 

I’VE BEEN A WILD ROVER FOR MANY A YEAR

AND I’VE SPENT ALL ME MONEY ON WHISKEY AND BEER

BUT NOW I’M RETURNING WITH GOLD IN GREAT STORE

AND I SWEAR I WILL PLAY THE WILD ROVER NO MORE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

AND IT’S NO NAY NEVER, NO NAY NEVER NO MORE

WILL I PLAY THE WILD ROVER, NO NEVER NO MORE

 

I WENT INTO AN ALEHOUSE THAT I USED TO FREQUENT

AND I TOLD THE LANDLADY ME MONEY WAS SPENT

I ASKED HER FOR CREDIT BUT SHE ANSWERED ME NAY

SUCH A CUSTOM AS YOURS I CAN GET ANY DAY

 

I TOOK FROM ME POCKET A HANDFUL OF GOLD

AND ON THE ROUND TABLE IT GLITTERED AND ROLLED

THE LANDLADY SMILED AS SHE SERVED ME THE BEST

WHAT I TOLD YOU BEFORE SURE T’WAS ONLY JEST

 

I’LL GO BACK TO MY PARENTS CONFESS WHAT I’VE DONE

AND I’LL ASK THEM TO PARDON THEIR PRODIGAL SON

AND WHEN THEY FORGIVE ME AS OFT TIMES BEFORE

THEN I SWEAR I WILL PLAY THE WILD ROVER NO MORE

 

 VERSE  1               1               1               4               4

                1               2m              5               1               1

                1               1               1               4               4

                1               2m              5               1

 

CHORUS  5               5               5               5

                1               1               4               4

                1               1               4               4

                1               5               1               1

 

 

OH SUSANNA

 

OH I COME FROM ALABAMA WITH MY BANJO ON MY KNEE

AND I’M GOING TO LOUISIANA, MY TRUE LOVE FOR TO SEE

 

IT RAINED ALL NIGHT THE DAY I LEFT, THE WEATHER IT WAS DRY

THE SUN’S SO HOT I FROZE TO DEATH, SUSANNA DON’T YOU CRY

 

CHORUS:

 

OH SUSANNA DON’T YOU CRY FOR ME

FOR I’VE COME FROM ALABAMA WITH MY BANJO ON MY KNEE

 

 VERSE  1               1               1               5

                1               1               1-5             1

 

CHORUS  4               4               1               5

                1               1               1-5             1

 

 

OLD FOLKS AT HOME                                           Stephen Foster

 

WAY DOWN UPON THE SWANEE RIVER FAR FAR AWAY

THERE’S WHERE MY HEART IS TURNING EVER

   THERE’S WHERE THE OLD FOLKS STAY

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

ALL THE WORLD IS SAD AND DREARY EVERYWHERE I ROAM

OH BROTHER, HOW MY HEART GROWS WEARY

   FAR FROM THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME

 

ALL UP AND DOWN THE WHOLE CREATION SADLY I ROAM

STILL LONGING FOR THE OLD PLANTATION

   AND FOR THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME

 

ONE LITTLE HUT AMONG THE BUSHES, ONE THAT I LOVE

STILL SADLY TO MY MEM’RY RUSHES

   NO MATTER WHERE I ROVE

 

WHEN WILL I SEE THE BEES A-HUMMING ALL ‘ROUND THE COMB

WHEN WILL I HEAR THE BANJO STRUMMING

   DOWN IN MY GOOD OLD HOME

 

 VERSE  1-5             1-4             1               5

                1-5             1-4             1-5             1

 

CHORUS  5               1               4               1-5

                1-5             1-4             1-5             1

 

 

THE OLD GREY MARE

 

THE OLD GREY MARE SHE AIN’T WHAT SHE USED TO BE

   AIN’T WHAT SHE USED TO BE, AIN’T WHAT SHE USED TO BE

THE OLD GREY MARE SHE AIN’T WHAT SHE USED TO BE

   MANY LONG YEARS AGO

 

MANY LONG YEARS AGO, MANY LONG YEARS AGO

THE OLD GREY MARE SHE AIN’T WHAT SHE USED TO BE

   MANY LONG YEARS AGO

 

        1               1               5               1

        1               1               5               1

 

        1-4             1               1-4             1

        1               1               5               1

 

 

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY

 

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY

ALL COVERED WITH SNOW

I LOST MY TRUE LOVER

FROM COURTING TOO SLOW

 

NOW COURTING IS PLEASURE

AND PARTING IS GRIEF

AND A FALSE-HEARTED LOVER

IS WORSE THAT A THIEF

 

A THIEF WILL JUST ROB YOU

AND TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE

BUT A FALSE-HEARTED LOVER

WILL LEAD YOU TO THE GRAVE

 

AND THE GRAVE WILL DECAY YOU

AND TURN YOU TO DUST

NOT ONE BOY IN A HUNDRED

A POOR GIRL CAN TRUST

 

THEY’LL HUG YOU AND KISS YOU

AND TELL YOU MORE LIES

THAN THE CROSS-TIES ON THE RAILROAD

OR THE STARS IN THE SKIES

 

SO COME ALL YOU YOUNG MAIDENS

AND LISTEN TO ME

NEVER PLACE YOUR AFFECTION

ON A GREEN WILLOW TREE

 

FOR THE LEAVES THEY WILL WITHER

AND ROOTS THEY WILL DIE

YOU’LL ALL BE FORSAKEN

AND NEVER KNOW WHY

 

        (3/4)

 

        4               4               4               4

        1               1               1               1

        5               5               5               5

        1               1               1               1

 

 

ONE TIN SOLDIER                            Original Caste, 1970

written by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter

 

LISTEN CHILDREN TO A STORY

   THAT WAS WRITTEN LONG AGO

ABOUT A KINGDOM ON A MOUNTAIN

   AND THE VALLEY FOLK BELOW

ON THE MOUNTAIN WAS A TREASURE

   BURIED DEEP BENEATH A STONE

AND THE VALLEY PEOPLE SWORE

   THEY’D HAVE IT FOR THEIR VERY OWN

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

GO AHEAD AND HATE YOUR NEIGHBOR, GO AHEAD AND CHEAT A FRIEND

DO IT IN THE NAME OF HEAVEN, JUSTIFY IT IN THE END

THERE WON’T BE ANY TRUMPETS BLOWIN’ COME THE JUDGMENT DAY

ON THE BLOODY MORNING AFTER

   ONE TIN SOLDIER RIDES AWAY

 

SO THE PEOPLE OF THE VALLEY SENT A MESSAGE UP THE HILL

ASKING FOR THE BURIED TREASURE

   TONS OF GOLD FOR WHICH THEY’D KILL

CAME AN ANSWER FROM THE KINGDOM

   « WITH OUR BROTHER WE WILL SHARE

ALL THE SECRETS OF OUR MOUNTAIN, ALL THE RICHES BURIED THERE »

 

NOW THE VALLEY CRIED WITH ANGER

   MOUNT YOUR HORSES, DRAW YOUR SWORD

AND THEY KILLED THE MOUNTAIN PEOPL

   SO THEY WON THEIR JUST REWARD

NOW THEY STOOD BESIDE THE TREASURE

   ON THE MOUNTAIN, DARK AND RED

TURNED THE STONE AND LOOKED BENEATH IT

   « PEACE ON EARTH » WAS ALL IT SAID

 

 VERSE  1               5               6m              6m

                4               1               2m              5

                1               5               6m              6m

                4               1               2m              5 (2 beats)       1             1

 

CHORUS  1               3m              4               1

                1               3m              4               1

                1               3m              4               1

                1               4               4               4

                2m              5               1               1

 

PARADISE                                                           John Prine

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

DADDY WON’T YOU TAKE ME BACK TO MUHLENBERG COUNTY

DOWN BY THE GREEN RIVER WHERE PARADISE LAY

WELL, I’M SORRY MY SON BUT YOU’RE TOO LATE IN ASKING

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

 

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

 

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 TILL THE LAND WAS FORSAKEN

THEN THEY WROTE IT ALL DOWN AS THE PROGRESS OF MAN

 

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

 

        (3/4)

 

        1               1               4               1

        1               1               5               1

        1               1               4               1

        1               1               5               1               1

 

 

POEMS, PRAYERS, AND PROMISES                   John Denver

 

I’VE BEEN LATELY THINKIN’ ABOUT MY LIFE’S TIME

ALL THE THINGS I’VE DONE AND HOW IT’S BEEN

AND I CAN’T HELP BELIEVIN’ IN MY OWN MIND

I KNOW I’M GONNA HATE TO SEE IT END

 

I’VE SEEN A LOT OF SUNSHINE, SLEPT OUT IN THE RAIN

SPENT A NIGHT OR TWO ALL ON MY OWN

I’VE KNOWN MY LADY’S PLEASURES, HAD MYSELF SOME FRIENDS

SPENT A TIME OR TWO IN MY OWN HOME

 

CHORUS:

 

I HAVE TO SAY IT NOW, IT’S BEEN A GOOD LIFE ALL IN ALL

IT’S REALLY FINE TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO HANG AROUND

AND LIE THERE BY THE FIRE AND WATCH THE EVENING TIRE

WHILE ALL MY FRIENDS AND MY OLD LADY SIT

   AND PASS A PIPE AROUND

AND TALK OF POEMS AND PRAYERS AND PROMISES

   AND THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE IN

HOW SWEET IT IS TO LOVE SOMEONE, HOW RIGHT IT IS TO CARE

HOW LONG IT’S BEEN SINCE YESTERDAY, WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW

AND WHAT ABOUT OUR DREAMS AND ALL THE MEMORIES WE SHARE

 

THE DAYS, THEY PASS SO QUICKLY NOW

   THE NIGHTS ARE SELDOM LONG

TIME AROUND ME WHISPERS WHEN IT’S COLD

THE CHANGES SOMEHOW FRIGHTEN ME, STILL I HAVE TO SMILE

IT TURNS ME ON TO THINK OF GROWIN’ OLD

 

FOR THOUGH MY LIFE’S BEEN GOOD TO ME

   THERE’S STILL SO MUCH TO DO

SO MANY THINGS MY MIND HAS NEVER KNOWN

I’D LIKE TO RAISE A FAMILY, I’D LIKE TO SAIL AWAY

AND DANCE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS ON THE MOON   (chorus)

 

 VERSE  1               1               4               1

                1               1               4               4

                1               1               4               1

                1               1               4               4

 

CHORUS  4               5               1               4

                1               6m              2m              5

                4               5               1               4

                1               6m              2m              5

                4               3m              4               1

                1               3m              4               5

                4               3m              2m              1

                1               3m              4               5               5

                1               1               1               1

 

 

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON       Peter, Paul, & Mary, 1963 (#2)

written by Leonard Lipton & Peter Yarrow

 

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON LIVED BY THE SEA

AND FROLICKED IN THE AUTUMN MIST IN A LAND CALLED HONAHLEE

LITTLE JACKIE PAPER LOVED THAT RASCAL PUFF

AND BROUGHT HIM STRINGS AND SEALING WAX AND OTHER FANCY STUFF

 

CHORUS:

 

OH, PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON LIVED BY THE SEA

AND FROLICKED IN THE AUTUMN MIST IN A LAND CALLED HONAHLEE

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON LIVED BY THE SEA

AND FROLICKED IN THE AUTUMN MIST IN A LAND CALLED HONAHLEE

 

TOGETHER THEY WOULD TRAVEL ON A BOAT WITH BILLOWED SAIL

JACKIE KEPT A LOOKOUT PERCHED ON PUFF’S GIGANTIC TAIL

NOBLE KINGS AND PRINCES WOULD BOW WHEN E’ER THEY CAME

PIRATE SHIPS WOULD LOWER THEIR FLAG

   WHEN PUFF ROARED OUT HIS NAME  (chorus)

 

A DRAGON LIVES FOREVER BUT NOT SO LITTLE BOYS

PAINTED WINGS AND GIANT RINGS MAKE WAY FOR OTHER TOYS

ONE GRAY NIGHT IT HAPPENED, JACKIE PAPER CAME NO MORE

AND PUFF THAT MIGHT DRAGON HE CEASED HIS FEARLESS ROAR

 

HIS HEAD WAS BENT IN SORROW, GREEN SCALES FELL LIKE RAIN

PUFF NO LONGER WENT TO PLAY ALONG THE CHERRY LANE

WITHOUT HIS LIFE-LONG FRIEND PUFF COULD NOT BE BRAVE

SO PUFF THAT MIGHTY DRAGON SADLY SLIPPED INTO HIS GRAVE  (chorus)

 

        1               3m              4               1

        4               1-6m         27         5

        1               3m              4               1

        4               1-6m         27-5            1-5

 

 

PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND                         Ocean, 1971 (#2)

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND OF THE MAN WHO STILLED THE WATER

PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND OF THE MAN WHO CALMED THE SEA

TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF AND

        YOU CAN LOOK AT OTHERS DIFFERENTLY

BY PUTTIN’ YOUR HAND IN THE HAND OF THE MAN FROM GALILEE

 

EVERY TIME I LOOK INTO THE HOLY BOOK I WANNA TREMBLE

WHEN I READ ABOUT THE PART WHERE

   A CARPENTER CLEARED THE TEMPLE

FOR THE BUYERS AND THE SELLERS WERE NO DIFFERENT FELLAS

   THAN WHAT I PROFESS TO BE

AND I CAUSES ME PAIN TO KNOW

   WE’RE NOT THE PEOPLE WE SHOULD BE

 

EVERY TIME I LOOK INTO THE EYES OF THE ONE WHO LOVES ME

WHEN I FEEL THE TOUCH OF HIS HAND IN MINE I WANNA BE FREE

OH THE TIMES THAT HE REACHED OUT AND HEALED THE SICK

   AND HE CAUSED THE BLIND TO SEE

WELL IT HELPS ME DISCOVER WHAT KIND OF PERSON I SHOULD BE

 

        1               1               5               5

        2m              5               1               1

        1               1               4               #4dim

        1               2m-5         1-4                1-5

       

 

RED RIVER VALLEY

 

FROM THIS VALLEY THEY SAY YOU ARE GOING

WE WILL MISS YOUR BRIGHT EYES AND SWEET SMILE

FOR THEY SAY YOU ARE TAKING THE SUNSHINE

THAT HAS BRIGHTENED OUR PATHWAYS AWHILE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

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 HOPES ALL VANISH

FOR THEY SAY YOU ARE GOING AWAY

 

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

 

        1               1               1               1

        1               1               5               5

        1               1               4               4

        1               5               1               1

 

REDWOOD HILL                                           Gordon Lightfoot

 

I CLIMBED THE REDWOOD HILL

WAS ON A RAINY DAY

TO RISE ABOVE THE CROWD

AND TALK WITH MOTHER NATURE FOR AWHILE

SHE TOLD ME OF HER LOVE

FOR THE CHILDREN IN HER TRUST

AND OF THE GRAVEYARD SOUND

FOR THE LIKES OF YOU AND ME AND LOVE

 

CHORUS:

 

CRYING THOUGH SHE WAS

SHE DID SPEAK THESE TENDER WORDS

THE THINGS THAT I AM

I COULD NOT CHANGE FOR ANY MAN

I TRIED TO COMFORT HER

BUT SHE WOULD NOT BE STILL

(1.) AND HOW THE RAIN DID FALL

AS I FOUND MY WAY BACK DOWN THE REDWOOD HILL

(2.) I’LL NOT FORGET THAT DAY

WHEN MOTHER NATURE CLIMBED THE REDWOOD HILL

 

 VERSE  1               1               5               5

                6m              6m              3m              3m

                4               4               1               1

(1st end)       27              27              5               5  (repeat with 2nd end)

(2nd end)       27              5               1               1

 

CHORUS  6m              6m              6m              6m

                1               1               1               1

                4               4               2m              2m

                4               4               5               5

          (then play verse progression with 2nd end)

 

 

RHYMES AND REASONS                                        John Denver

 

SO YOU SPEAK TO ME OF SADNESS AND THE COMING OF THE WINTER

FEAR THAT IS WITHIN YOU NOW THAT SEEMS TO NEVER END

AND THE DREAMS THAT HAVE ESCAPED YOU AND A HOPE THAT YOU’VE FORGOTTEN

AND YOU TELL ME THAT YOU NEED ME NOW AND YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND

AND YOU WONDER WHERE WE’RE GOING, WHERE’S THE RHYME AND WHERE’S THE REASON

AND IT’S YOU CANNOT ACCEPT IT IS HERE WE MUST BEGIN

TO SEEK THE WISDOM OF THE CHILDREN

AND THE GRACEFUL WAY OF FLOWERS IN THE WIND

 

CHORUS 1:

 

FOR THE CHILDREN AND THE FLOWERS ARE MY SISTERS AND MY BROTHERS

THEIR LAUGHTER AND THEIR LOVELINESS WOULD CLEAR A CLOUDY DAY

LIKE THE MUSIC OF THE MOUNTAINS AND THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

THEY’RE A PROMISE OF THE FUTURE AND A BLESSING FOR TODAY

 

THOUGH THE CITIES START TO CRUMBLE AND TOWERS FALL AROUND US

THE SUN IS SLOWLY FADING AND IT’S COLDER THAN THE SEA

IT IS WRITTEN: FROM THE DESERT TO THE MOUNTAINS

   THEY SHALL LEAD US

BY THE HAND AND BY THE HEART AND THEY WILL COMFORT YOU AND ME

IN THEIR INNOCENCE AND TRUSTING THEY WILL TEACH US TO BE FREE

(add extra measure)

(REMAINDER OF VERSE IS INSTRUMENTAL)

 

CHORUS 2:

 

FOR THE CHILDREN AND THE FLOWERS ARE MY SISTERS AND MY BROTHERS

THEIR LAUGHTER AND THEIR LOVELINESS WOULD CLEAR A CLOUDY DAY

AND THE SONG THAT I AM SINGING IS A PRAYER TO NON-BELIEVERS

COME AND STAND BESIDE US, WE CAN FIND A BETTER WAY

 

 VERSE  1               5               4               1

                6m              3m              4               5

                1               5               4               1

                6m              1               5               5

                4               4               1               5               (5)

                6m              1               5               5

                2m              2m

                1               4               5               5

 

CHORUS  1               5               4               1

                6m              3m              4               5

                1               5               4               1

                6m              1               5               1

 

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH                       John Denver, 1973 (#9)

 

HE WAS BORN IN THE SUMMER OF HIS TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR

COMIN’ HOME TO A PLACE HE’D NEVER BEEN BEFORE

HE LEFT YESTERDAY BEHIND HIM, YOU MIGHT SAY HE WAS BORN AGAIN

YOU MIGHT SAY HE FOUND A KEY TO EVERY DOOR

 

WHEN HE FIRST CAME TO THE MOUNTAINS HIS LIFE WAS FAR AWAY

ON THE ROAD AND HANGIN’ BY A SONG

BUT THE STRING’S ALREADY BROKEN AND DOESN’T REALLY CARE

IT KEEPS CHANGIN’ FAST AND IT DON’T LAST FOR LONG

 

CHORUS:

 

BUT THE COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

I’VE SEEN IT RAIN’ FIRE IN THE SKY

1.) THE SHADOW FROM THE STARLIGHT IS SOFTER THAN A LULLABY

2.) TALK TO GOD AND LISTEN TO THE CASUAL REPLY

3.) I KNOW HE’D BE A POORER MAN IF HE NEVER SAW AND EAGLE FLY

4.) FRIENDS AROUND THE CAMPFIRE AND EVERYBODY’S HIGH

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH IN COLORADO, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

 

HE CLIMBED CATHEDRAL MOUNTAINS, HE SAW SILVER CLOUDS BELOW

HE SAW EVERYTHING AS FAR AS YOU CAN SEE

AND THEY SAY THAT HE GOT CRAZY ONCE AND TRIED TO TOUCH THE SUN

AND HE LOST A FRIEND BUT KEPT HIS MEMORY

 

NOW HE WALKS IN QUIET SOLITUDE, THE FORESTS AND THE STREAMS

SEEKING GRACE IN EVERY STEP HE TAKES

HIS SIGHT HAS TURNED INSIDE HIMSELF TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND

THE SERENITY OF A CLEAR BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE  (chorus 2)

 

NOW HIS LIFE IS FILLED WITH WONDER

   BUT HIS HEART STILL KNOWS SOME FEAR

OF A SIMPLE THING HE CANNOT COMPREHEND

WHY THEY TRY TO TEAR THE MOUNTAINS DOWN

   TO BRING IN A COUPLE MORE

MORE PEOPLE, MORE SCARS UPON THE LAND  (chorus 3 & 4)

 

 VERSE  1               1               2m              b7-5

                1               1               2m              4-5

                1               1               2m              b7-5

                1               1               2m              4-5

 

CHORUS  4               5               1               1

                4               5               1               1

                4               5               1

                5               5               5               5

                1               1               2m              4-5

                1               1               2m              4-5

 

SCARBOROUGH FAIR

 

ARE YOU GOING TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR

PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY, AND THYME

REMEMBER ME TO THE ONE WHO LIVES THERE

SHE ONCE WAS A TRUE LOVE OF MINE

 

TELL HER TO MAKE ME A CAMBRIC SHIRT

PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY, AND THYME

WITHOUT NO SEAMS NOR FINE NEEDLE WORK

WHEN SHE’LL BE A TRUE LOVE OF MINE

 

TELL HER TO FIND ME AN ACRE OF LAND

PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY, AND THYME

BETWEEN THE SALT WATER AND THE SEA STRANDS

THEN SHE’LL BE A TRUE LOVE OF MINE

 

      dorian (3/4)

 

        1m              1m              7               1m              1m

     3          1m              4               1m              1m

     1m         3               3               7               7

     1m         7               7               1m              1m

 

 

SLIP SLIDING AWAY                                               Paul Simon

 

CHORUS (after every verse):

 

SLIP SLIDING AWAY, SLIP SLIDING AWAY

YOU KNOW THE NEARER YOUR DESTINATION

THE MORE YOU’RE SLIP SLIDING AWAY

 

I KNOW A MAN, HE CAME FROM MY HOME TOWN

HE WORE HIS PASSION FOR HIS WOMAN LIKE A THORNY CROWN

HE SAID, « DOLORES, I LIVE IN FEAR

MY LOVE FOR YOU IS SO OVERPOWERING

I’M AFRAID THAT I WILL DISAPPEAR »

 

I KNOW A FATHER WHO HAD A SON

HE LONGED TO TELL HIM ALL THE REASONS

FOR THE THINGS HE’D DONE

HE CAME A LONG WAY JUST TO EXPLAIN

HE KISSED HIS BOY AS HE LAY SLEEPING

THEN HE TURNED AROUND AND HEADED HOME AGAIN

 

I KNOW A WOMAN, SHE BECAME A WIFE

THESE ARE THE VERY WORDS SHE USES TO DESCRIBE HER LIFE

SHE SAID, « A GOOD DAY, AIN’T GOT NO PAIN »

SHE SAID, « A BAD DAY IS WHEN I LIE IN BED

AND THINK OF THINGS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN »

 

GOD ONLY KNOWS, GOD MAKES HIS PLAN

THE INFORMATION IS UNAVAILABLE TO THE MORTAL MAN

WE WORK OUR JOBS, COLLECT OUR PAY

BELIEVE WE ARE SLIDING DOWN THE HIGHWAY

WHEN IN FACT WE ARE SLIP SLIDING AWAY

 

CHORUS    1             1               6m              6m

                1-5             4-5

                1               b7-4    1               1

 

 VERSE    6m            6m              1               1

                1-5             4               4

                1               1               6m              6m

                1-5             4-5             1                1

 

 

SHENANDOAH

 

OH SHENANDOAH I LONG TO SEE YOU

AWAY, YOU ROLLING RIVER

OH SHENANDOAH I LONG TO SEE YOU

AWAY, WE’RE BOUND AWAY

‘CROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI

 

OH SHENANDOAH’S MY NATIVE VALLEY

AWAY, YOU ROLLING RIVER

OH SHENANDOAH’S MY NATIVE VALLEY

AWAY, WE’RE BOUND AWAY

‘CROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI

 

OH SHENANDOAH I LONG TO HEAR YOU

AWAY, YOU ROLLING RIVER

OH SHENANDOAH I LONG TO HEAR YOU

AWAY, WE’RE BOUND AWAY

‘CROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI

 

OH SHENANDOAH I LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER

AWAY, YOU ROLLING RIVER

OH SHENANDOAH, ACROSS THE WATER

AWAY, WE’RE BOUND AWAY

‘CROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI

 

(slow 2/4)

 

        1               1               4-1             1

        4               4               1               1

        4               4               1               1

        1               6m              1               6m

        1               1-5             1               1

 

 

SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM                                  Bobby Darin

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

COME AND SING A SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM

SING IT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SUNG BEFORE

LET IT FILL THE AIR, TELL THE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

WE THE PEOPLE HERE DON’T WANT NO WAR

 

HEY THERE ANYONE CAN YOU HEAR ME

I DON’T WANT YOUR DIAMONDS OR YOUR GAME

I JUST WANT TO BE SOMEONE KNOWN TO YOU AS ME

AND I WILL BET MY LIFE YOU WANT THE SAME

 

SEVEN HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE ARE YOU LISTENING

MOST OF WHAT YOU READ IS MADE UP OF LIES

BUT SPEAKING ONE TO ONE MAKE IT EVERYBODY’S SUN

TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WHEN WE RISE

 

NO DOUBT SOME FOLKS ENJOY DOIN’ BATTLE

LIKE PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS AND KINGS

SO LET US BUILD THEM SHELVES WHERE THEY CAN FIGHT AMONG THEMSELVES

AND LEAVE THE PEOPLE BE WHO LIKE TO SING

 

        1               5               1               1

        4               4               1               1

        4               5               1               6m

        4               5               1               1

 

 

SIXTEEN TONS                                    « Tennessee » Ernie Ford, 1955 (#1)

written by Merle Travis

 

SOME PEOPLE SAY A MAN IS MADE OUT OF MUD

A POOR MAN’S MADE OUT OF MUSCLE AND BLOOD

MUSCLE AND BLOOD AND SKIN AND BONE

A MIND THAT’S WEAK AND A BACK THAT’S STRONG

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

YOU LOAD SIXTEEN TONS AND WHAT DO YOU GET

ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT

SAINT PETER DON’T YOU CALL ME ‘CAUSE I CAN’T GO

I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE

 

I WAS BORN ONE MORNIN’ WHEN THE SUN DIDN’T SHINE

PICKED UP MY SHOVEL AND I WENT TO THE MINE

LOADED SIXTEEN TONS OF NUMBER NINE COAL

AND THE STRAW BOSS SAID, « WELL, BLESS MY SOUL »

 

I WAS BORN ONE MORNIN’ IN THE DRIZZLIN’ RAIN

FIGHTIN’ AND TROUBLE ARE MY MIDDLE NAME

I WAS RAISED IN THE BOTTOMS BY AN OLD MAMA HOUND

AIN’T NO HIGH-TONE WOMAN GONNA PUSH ME AROUND

 

IF YOU HEAR ME A-COMIN’ YOU BETTER STEP ASIDE

A LOT OF MEN DIDN’T AND A LOT OF MEN DIED

WITH ONE FIST OF IRON AND THE OTHER OF STEEL

IF THE RIGHT ONE DON’T GET YOU THEN THE LEFT ONE WILL

 

(aeolian)

 

INTRO           1m              7               6               5

                        1m              7               6               5

 

VERSE/CHORUS    1m              7               6               5

                        1m              7               6               5

                        1m              1m              4m              4m

                        5               5               5         (intro)

 

 

SLOOP JOHN B.                                                   Beach Boys, 1966 (#3)

 

WE CAME ON THE SLOOP JOHN B., MY GRANDFATHER AND ME

AROUND NASSAU TOWN WE DID ROAM

DRINKIN’ ALL NIGHT–GOT INTO A FIGHT

I FEEL SO BROKE UP, I WANT TO GO HOME

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SO HOIST UP THE JOHN B. SAILS, SEE HOW THE MAIN SAILS SET

CALL FOR THE CAPTAIN ASHORE AND LET ME GO HOME

LET ME GO HOME–LET ME GO HOME

I FEEL SO BROKE UP I WANT TO GO HOME

 

THE FIRST MATE, HE GOT DRUNK, BROKE OPEN THE CAPTAIN’S TRUNK

CONSTABLE HAD TO COME AND TAKE HIM AWAY

SHERIFF JOHN STONE PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE

I FEEL SO BROKE UP, I WANT TO GO HOME

 

        (Use 2m-chord on twelfth measure during chorus)

 

        1               1               1               1

        1               1               5               5

        1               1               4               4 (2m)

        1               5               1               1

 

 

SOUND OF SILENCE                                        Simon & Garfunkel, 1966 (#1)

 

HELLO DARKNESS MY OLD FRIEND, I’VE COME TO TALK WITH YOU AGAIN

BECAUSE A VISION SOFTLY CREEPING LEFT ITS SEEDS WHILE I WAS SLEEPING

AND THE VISION THAT WAS PLANTED IN MY BRAIN STILL REMAINS

WITHIN THE SOUND OF SILENCE

 

IN RESTLESS DREAMS I WALKED ALONE THROUGH NARROW STREETS OF COBBLESTONE

BENEATH THE HALO OF A STREET LAMP

   I TURNED MY COLLAR TO THE COLD AND DAMP

WHEN MY EYES WERE STABBED BE THE FLASH OF A NEON LIGHT SPLIT THE NIGHT

AND TOUCHED THE SOUND OF SILENCE

 

AND IN THE NAKED LIGHT I SAW TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE MAYBE MORE

PEOPLE TALKING WITHOUT SPEAKING, PEOPLE HEARING WITHOUT LISTENING

PEOPLE WRITING SONGS THAT VOICES NEVER SHARED, NO ONE DARED

DISTURB THE SOUND OF SILENCE

 

« FOOLS! » SAID I, « YOU DO NOT KNOW, SILENCE LIKE A CANCER GROWS

HEAR MY WORDS THAT I MIGHT TEACH YOU

   TAKE MY ARMS THAT I MIGHT REACH YOU »

BUT MY WORDS LIKE SILENT RAINDROPS FELL, OH OH OH

AND ECHOED IN THE WELLS OF SILENCE

 

AND THE PEOPLE BOWED AND PRAYED TO THE NEON GOD THEY MADE

AND THE SIGN FLASHED OUT ITS WARNING IN THE WORDS THAT IT WAS FORMING

AND THE SIGN SAID « THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS ARE

   WRITTEN ON THE SUBWAY WALLS AND TENEMENT HALLS »

AND WHISPER IN THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

 

                1m . . .

                7               7               1m              1m

                6(2 beats) 3            3               6(2 beats) 3            3

                6               6               3               1m              1m

                7               7               1m              1m

 

 

STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

 

NEAR BANBRIDGE TOWN IN THE COUNTY DOWN

ONE MORNING LAST JULY

DOWN A BOREEN GREEN CAME A SWEET COLLEEN

AND SHE SMILED AS SHE PASSED ME BY

SHE LOOKED SO SWEET FROM HER TWO BARE FEET

TO THE SHEEN OF HER NUT-BROWN HAIR

SUCH A WINSOME ELF I’M ASHAMED OF MESELF

TO SEE I WAS STARING THERE

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

FROM BANTRY BAY UP TO DERRY’S QUAY

AND FROM GALWAY TO DUBLIN TOWN

NO MAID I’VE SEEN LIKE THE FAIR COLLEEN

THAT I MET IN THE COUNTY DOWN

 

AS SHE ONWARD SPED SURE I SCRATCHED ME HEAD

AND I LOOKED WITH A FEELING RARE

AND I SAYS SAYS I TO A PASSER BY

WHO’S THE MAID WITH THE NUT-BROWN HAIR

WELL HE LOOKED AT ME AND HE SAID TO ME

THAT’S THE GEM OF IRELAND’S CROWN

YOUNG ROSIE McCANN FROM THE BANKS OF THE BANN

SHE’S THE STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

 

SHE HAD SOFT BROWN EYES AND A LOOK SO SHY

AND A SMILE LIKE THE ROSE IN JUNE

AND SHE SANG SO SWEET WHAT A LOVELY TREAT

AS SHE LILTED AN IRISH TUNE

AT THE LAMMAS DANCE I WAS IN A TRANCE

AS SHE WHIRLED WITH THE LADS OF THE TOWN

SURE IT BROKE ME HEART JUST TO BE APART

FROM THE STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

 

AT THE HARVEST FAIR SHE’LL BE SURELY THERE

SO I’LL DRESS IN ME SUNDAY CLOTHES

WITH ME SHOES SHONE BRIGHT AND ME HAT COCKED RIGHT

FOR A SMILE FROM THE NUT-BROWN ROSE

NO PIPE I’LL SMOKE NOW HORSE I’LL YOKE

TILL ME PLOW IS A RUST-COLORED BROWN

AND A SMILING BRIDE BY ME OWN FIRESIDE

SITS THE STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

 

           (aeolian, 3/4)

 

 VERSE  1m-6         3-7                1m              5m

                1m-6         3-7                1m-4m   1m

                3               7               1m              5m

                1m-6         3-7                1m-4m   1m

 

CHORUS  3               7               1m              5m

                1m-6         3-7                1m-4m   1m

 

 

SUNLIGHT                                                Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods)

 

HAVE YOU SEEN THE SUNLIGHT POURIN’ THROUGH HER HAIR

FELT HER WARM MOUTH ON–IN THE SUMMER’S AIR

ROLLIN’ ON A FIELD OF BROWN

LAUGHIN’, ROLLIN’ ON THE GROUND

SMILIN’ AS SHE SHE PULLS YOU DOWN

THAT’S THE WAY SHE FEELS ABOUT YOU

THAT’S THE WAY SHE FEELS ABOUT YOU

 

IF YOUR DREAMS CAN WAKE YOU SCREAMIN’ IN THE NIGHT

SHE CAN TOUCH YOUR FACE AND TAKE AWAY YOUR FRIGHT

LIKE A TREE IN THE MEADOW WIND

SHE WILL BEND TO TAKE YOU IN

MAKE NO DIFFERENCE WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

THAT’S THE WAY SHE FEELS ABOUT YOU

THAT’S THE WAY SHE FEELS ABOUT YOU

 

BRIDGE:

 

IF YOU WAKE UP SCREAMIN’

SCARED BY WHAT YOUR DREAMIN’

YOU KNOW SHE IS THERE, SHE CAN SHARE,

DON’T KNOW WHERE–SHE CARES ABOUT YOU

 

IN THE MORNIN’ WAKE UP LAUGHIN’ WITH THE DAY

SHE WILL SMILE AND ASK YOU WITH HER EYES TO STAY

LIKE THE SUNSHINE WARMS THE SAND

SHE WILL TOUCH YOU WITH HER HANDS

TOUCHIN’ MAKES YOU UNDERSTAND

THAT’S THE WAY SHE FEELS ABOUT YOU

THAT’S THE WAY SHE FEELS ABOUT YOU

 

 VERSE  2m              2m              1               1

                2m              2m              1               1

                6m              5               4               4m

                1               27

          4-4m          1               4-4m         1

 

BRIDGE  6m-2    2               6m-4    4

                6m-2    2-4             4-4m    5

 

 

SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS                                John Denver, 1974 (#1)

 

CHORUS (after each verse):

 

SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS MAKES ME HAPPY

SUNSHINE IN MY EYES CAN MAKE ME CRY

SUNSHINE ON THE WATER LOOKS SO LOVELY

SUNSHINE ALMOST ALWAYS MAKES ME HIGH

 

IF I HAD A DAY THAT I COULD GIVE YOU

I’D GIVE TO YOU A DAY JUST LIKE TODAY

IF I HAD A SONG THAT I COULD SING FOR YOU

I’D SING A SONG TO MAKE YOU FEEL THIS WAY

 

IF I HAD A TALE THAT I COULD TELL YOU

I’D TELL A TALE SURE TO MAKE YOU SMILE

IF I HAD A WISH THAT I COULD WISH FOR YOU

I’D MAKE A WISH FOR SUNSHINE ALL THE WHILE

 

CHORUS  1-4             1-4             1-4             1-4

                1-4             1-4             2m              5

                1-4             1-4             1-4             1-4

                1-4             1-4             1-4             1-4

 

VERSE   1-2m    3m-4    1-2m    3m-4

                1-2m    3m-4    2m              5

                1-2m    3m-4    1-2m    3m-4

                1-2m    3m-4    1-2m    3m-4

 

 

SWING LOW

 

I LOOKED OVER JORDAN AND WHAT DID I SEE

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

A BAND OF ANGELS COMIN’ AFTER ME

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

 

SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

 

IF YOU GET TO HEAVEN BEFORE I DO

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

TELL ALL MY FRIENDS I’M COMIN’ THERE TOO

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

 

I’M SOMETIMES UP AND SOMETIMES DOWN

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

BUT STILL MY SOUL IS GLORY BOUND

COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME

 

        1               4-1             1               5

        1               4-1             1-5             1

 

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN             Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, 1970 (#16)

YOU WHO ARE ON THE ROAD

MUST HAVE A CODE THAT YOU CAN LIVE BY

AND SO, BECOME YOURSELF

BECAUSE THE PAST IS JUST A GOOD-BYE

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL

THEIR FATHER’S HELL WILL SLOWLY GO BY

AND FEED THEM ON YOUR DREAMS

THE ONE THEY PICK, THE ONE YOU’LL KNOW BY

CHORUS:

DON’T YOU EVER ASK THEM WHY

IF THEY TOLD YOU, YOU WOULD CRY

SO JUST LOOK AT THEM AND SIGH

AND KNOW THEY LOVE YOU (intro)

AND YOU (CAN YOU HEAR)

OF TENDER YEARS (DO YOU CARE)

CAN’T KNOW THE FEARS (CAN YOU SEE)

THE YOUR ELDERS GREW BY (MUST BE FREE TO)

AND SO PLEASE HELP (TEACH YOUR CHILDREN)

THEM WITH YOUR YOUTH (TO BELIEVE)

THEY SEEK THE TRUTH (MAKE THE WORLD SO)

BEFORE THEY CAN DIE (WE CAN LIVE AND)

TEACH YOUR PARENTS WELL

THE CHILDREN’S HELL WILL SLOWLY GO BY

AND FEED THEM ON YOUR DREAMS

THE ONE THEY PICK, THE ONE YOU’LL KNOW BY (chorus)

INTRO   1               1               4               4

                1               1               5               5

 

VERSE   1               1               4               4

                1               1               5               5

                1               1               4               4

                1               1               5               5

 

CHORUS  1               1               4               4

                1               1               6m              6m

                4               5          (intro)

 

 

THEY CALL THE WIND MARIAH

AWAY OUT HERE THEY GOT A NAME

FOR RAIN AND WIND AND FIRE

THE RAIN IS TESS, THE FIRE’S JO

AND THEY CALL THE WIND MARIAH

MARIAH BLOWS THE STARS AROUND

AND SENDS THE CLOUDS A’FLYIN’

MARIAH MAKES THE MOUNTAINS SOUND

LIKE FOLKS UP THERE IS DYIN’

CHORUS:

MARIAH, MARIAH

THEY CALL THE WIND MARIAH

BEFORE I KNEW MARIAH’S NAME

AND HEARD HER WAIL AND WHININ’

I HAD A GIRL AND SHE HAD ME

AND THE SUN WAS ALWAYS SHININ’

BUT THEN ONE DAY I LEFT MY GIRL

I LEFT HER FAR BEHIND ME

AND NOW I’M LOST, SO GOL-DARN LOST

NOT EVEN GOD CAN FIND ME (chorus)

OUT HERE THEY GOT A NAME FOR RAIN

FOR WIND AND FIRE ONLY

BUT WHEN YOU’RE LOST AND ALL ALONE

THERE AIN’T NO WORD BUT LONELY

BUT I’M A LOST AND LONELY MAN

WITHOUT A STAR TO GUIDE ME

MARIAH BLOW MY LOVE TO ME

I NEED MY GIRL BESIDE ME (chorus)

VERSE   1               6m              1               6m

                1               6m              2m-5    1               1

 

CHORUS  6m              6m              3m              3m

                4               5               1               1

 

 

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND                          Woody Guthrie

CHORUS (after each verse):

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS MY LAND

FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE NEW YORK ISLAND

FROM THE REDWOOD FOREST TO THE GULF STREAM WATERS

THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME

AS I WENT 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

I ROAMED AND I RAMBLED AND I FOLLOWED MY FOOTSTEPS

TO THE SPARKLING SANDS OF HER DIAMOND DESERTS

AND ALL AROUND ME A VOICE WAS SOUNDING

THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME

WHEN THE SUN COME SHINING AND I WAS STROLLING

AND THE WHEAT FIELDS WAVING AND THE DUST CLOUDS ROLLING

A VOICE WAS CHANTING AS THE FOG WAS LIFTING

THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME

        4               4               1               1

        5               5               1               1

        4               4               1               1

        5               5               1               1

 

 

THIS TRAIN                                      Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey

THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY

DON’T RIDE NOTHIN’ BUT THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE HOLY

THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO GAMBLERS, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO GAMBLERS, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO GAMBLERS

NO HYPOCRITES, NO MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS

THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN IS BUILT FOR SPEED NOW, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN IS BUILT FOR SPEED NOW, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN IS BUILT FOR SPEED NOW

FASTEST TRAIN YOU EVER DID SEE, WOW

THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO LIARS, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO LIARS, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO LIARS

NO HYPOCRITES AND NO HIGH FLYERS

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO LIARS, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO RUSTLERS, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO RUSTLERS, THIS TRAIN

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO RUSTLERS

SIDESTREET WALKERS, OR TWO-BIT HUSTLERS

THIS TRAIN IS BOUND FOR GLORY, THIS TRAIN

        1m              4               1m              1m

        3               3               3 (2 beats)     5               5

        1m              17              4m              4m

        1m              4               1m              1m

 

 

THOSE WERE THE DAYS                             Mary Hopkin, 1968 (#2)

Gene Raskin, 1962

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A TAVERN

WHERE WE USED TO RAISE A GLASS OR TWO

REMEMBER HOW WE LAUGHED AWAY THE HOURS

AND DREAMED OF ALL THE GREAT THINGS WE WOULD DO

CHORUS:

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND, WE THOUGHT THEY’D NEVER END

WE’D SING AND DANCE FOREVER AND A DAY

WE’D LIVE THE LIFE WE CHOOSE, WE’D FIGHT AND NEVER LOSE

FOR WE WERE YOUNG AND SURE TO HAVE OUR WAY

THEN THE BUSY YEARS WENT RUSHING BY US

WE LOST OUR STARRY NOTIONS ON THE WAY

IF BY CHANCE I’D SEE YOU IN THE TAVERN

WE’D SMILE AT ONE ANOTHER AND WE’D SAY (chorus)

JUST TONIGHT I STOOD BEFORE THE TAVERN

NOTHING SEEM THE WAY IT USED TO BE

IN THE GLASS I SAW A STRANGE REFLECTION

WAS THAT LONELY FELLOW REALLY ME

THROUGH THE DOOR THERE CAME FAMILIAR LAUGHTER

I SAW YOUR FACE AND HEARD YOU CALL MY NAME

OH, MY FRIEND, WE’RE OLDER BUT NO WISER

FOR IN OUR HEARTS THE DREAMS ARE STILL THE SAME (chorus)

 VERSE  1m              1m              1m              1m

                1m              17              4m              4m

                4m              4m              1m              1m

                27              27              57              57 (…THOSE WERE THE…)

 

CHORUS  1m              1m              4m              4m

                7               7               3               3

                4m              4m              1m              1m

                5               5               1m              1m

 

 

TIME IN A BOTTLE                                        Jim Croce, 1973 (#1)

IF I COULD SAVE TIME IN A BOTTLE

THE FIRST THING THAT I’D LIKE TO DO

IS TO SAVE EVERY DAY TILL ETERNITY PASSES

AWAY JUST TO SPEND THEM WITH YOU

IF I COULD MAKE DAYS LAST FOREVER

IF WORDS COULD MAKE WISHES COME TRUE

I’D SAVE EVERY DAY LIKE A TREASURE AND THEN

AGAIN I WOULD SPEND THEM WITH YOU

CHORUS:

BUT THERE NEVER SEEMS TO BE ENOUGH TIME

TO DO THE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO ONCE YOU FIND THEM

I’VE LOOKED AROUND ENOUGH TO KNOW

THAT YOU’RE THE ONE I WANT TO GO THROUGH TIME WITH

IF I HAD A BOX JUST FOR WISHES

AND DREAMS THAT HAD NEVER COME TRUE

THE BOX WOULD BE EMPTY EXCEPT FOR THE MEMORY

OF HOW THEY WERE ANSWERED BY YOU

                (3/4)

 

 INTRO  1m              1m+7            1m7             1m6

                4m              4m              57              57

 

 VERSE  1m              1m+7            1m7             1m6

                4m              4m              57              57

                1m              1m              6               4m

                1m              4m              57              57

 

CHORUS  1               1+7             16              1

                4               4               2m              57

 

 

TODAY                           New Christy Minstrels, 1964 (#17)

written by Randy Sparks

CHORUS (after each verse):

TODAY WHILE THE BLOSSOMS STILL CLING TO THE VINE

I’LL TASTE YOUR STRAWBERRIES, I’LL DRINK YOUR SWEET WINE

A MILLION TOMORROWS WILL SOON PASS AWAY

‘ERE I FORGET ALL THOSE JOYS THAT ARE MINE TODAY

I’LL BE A DANDY AND I’LL BE A ROVER

YOU’LL KNOW WHO I AM BY THE SONG THAT I SING

I’LL FEAST AT YOUR TABLE, I’LL SLEEP IN YOUR CLOVER

WHO CARES WHAT THE ‘MORROW WILL BRING

I CAN’T BE CONTENTED WITH YESTERDAY’S GLORIES

I CAN’T LIVE ON PROMISES WINTER TO SPRING

THIS IS MY MOMENT AND NOW IS MY STORY

I’LL LAUGH AND I’LL CRY AND I’LL SING

                (3/4)

 

CHORUS  1               6m              2m              5

                1               6m              2m              5

                1               1               4               4m

                1               6m              2m              5

 

 VERSE  1               6m              2m              5

                3m              6m              2m              5

                1               6m              2m              5

                4               5               1               5

 

THE UNICORN

A LONG TIME AGO WHEN THE EARTH WAS GREEN

THERE WERE MORE KINDS OF ANIMALS THAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN

THEY’D RUN AROUND FREE WHILE THE EARTH WAS BEIN’ BORN

BUT THE LOVELIEST OF ALL WAS THE UNICORN … AND THERE WERE …

CHORUS (after each verse):

GREEN ALLIGATORS AND LONG-NECKED GEESE

SOME HUMPTY-BACK CAMELS AND SOME CHIMPANZEES

SOME CATS AND RATS AND ELEPHANTS BUT SURE AS YOU’RE BORN

(1) THE LOVELIEST OF ALL WAS THE UNICORN

(2) DON’T YOU FORGET MY UNICORN

(3) I JUST CAN’T SEE NO UNICORN

(4) NOAH CRIED CLOSE THE DOOR BECAUSE THE RAIN IS POURIN’

AND WE JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR NO UNICORN

(5) YOU’RE NEVER GONNA SEE NO UNICORN

NOW GOD SEEN SOME SINNIN’ AND IT GAVE HIM PAIN

AND HE SAID STAND BACK I’M GONNA MAKE IT RAIN

HE SAID BROTHER NOAH I’LL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

BUILD ME A FLOATING ZOO … AND TAKE SOME OF THEM …

WELL NOAH WAS THERE TO ANSWER THE CALL

HE FINISHED MAKING THE ARK JUST AS THE RAIN STARTED TO FALL

HE MARCHED IN THE ANIMALS TWO BY TWO

AND HE CALLED OUT AS THEY WENT THROUGH … HEY LORD, I GOT YOUR …

WELL NOAH LOOKED OUT THROUGH THE DRIVIN’ RAIN

THE UNICORNS WERE HIDIN’ AND PLAYING SILLY GAMES

THEY WERE KICKIN’ AND A-SPLASHIN’ WHILE THE RAIN WAS POURIN’

OH THEM SILLY UNICORNS

WELL THE ARK STARTED MOVIN’ AND IT DRIFTED WITH THE TIDE

THE UNICORNS LOOKED UP FROM THE ROCKS AND THEY CRIED

AND THE WATERS CAME DOWN AND SORT OF FLOATED THEM AWAY

« AND THAT’S WHY YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A UNICORN TO THIS VERY DAY »

BUT YOU’LL SEE …

        1               2m              5               1

        1               2m              1               5-1

(2, 3)         1-5              1

 

THE UNIVERSAL SOLDIER                           Buffy Sainte-Marie

HE’S FIVE FOOT TWO AND HE’S SIX FEET FOUR

HE FIGHTS WITH MISSILES AND WITH SPEARS

HE’S ALL OF THIRTY-ONE AND HE’S ONLY SEVENTEEN

HE’S BEEN A SOLDIER FOR A THOUSAND YEARS

HE’S A CATHOLIC, A HINDU, AN ATHEIST, A JAIN

A BUDDHIST AND A BAPTIST AND A JEW

AND HE KNOWS HE SHOULDN’T KILL AND HE KNOWS HE ALWAYS WILL

KILL YOU FOR ME, MY FRIEND, AND ME FOR YOU

AND HE’S FIGHTING FOR CANADA, HE’S FIGHTING FOR FRANCE

HE’S FIGHTING FOR THE U.S.A.

AND HE’S FIGHTING FOR THE RUSSIANS AND HE’S FIGHTING FOR JAPAN

AND HE THINKS WE’LL PUT AN END TO WAR THAT WAY

AND HE’S FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY, HE’S FIGHTING FOR THE REDS

HE SAYS IT’S FOR THE PEACE OF ALL

HE’S THE ONE WHO MUST DECIDE WHO’S TO LIVE AND WHO’S TO DIE

AND HE NEVER SEES THE WRITING ON THE WALL

BUT WITHOUT HIM HOW WOULD HITLER HAVE CONDEMNED HIM AT DACHAU

WITHOUT HIM CAESAR WOULD HAVE STOOD ALONE

HE’S THE ONE WHO GIVES HIS BODY AS A WEAPON OF THE WAR

AND WITHOUT HIM ALL THIS KILLING CAN’T GO ON

HE’S THE UNIVERSAL SOLDIER AND HE REALLY IS TO BLAME

HIS ORDERS COME FROM FAR AWAY NO MORE

THEY COME FROM HIM AND YOU AND ME, AND BROTHERS CAN’T YOU SEE

THIS IS NOT THE WAY WE PUT AN END TO WAR

        4               5               1               6m

        4               5               1               1

        4               5               3m              6m

        4               4               2m              2m

 

 

VINCENT                                                 Don McLean, 1972 (#12)

STARRY STARRY NIGHT–PAINT YOUR PALETTE BLUE AND GRAY

LOOK OUT ON A SUMMER’S DAY WITH EYES THAT KNOW THE DARKNESS IN MY SOUL

SHADOWS ON THE HILLS–SKETCH THE TREES AND DAFFODILS

CATCH THE BREEZE AND WINTER CHILLS IN COLORS ON THE SNOWY LINEN LAND

CHORUS:

NOW I UNDERSTAND (2. NOW I THINK I KNOW) WHAT YOU TRIED TO SAY TO ME

HOW YOU SUFFERED FOR YOUR SANITY, HOW YOU TRIED TO SET THEM FREE

THEY WOULD NOT LISTEN, THEY DID NOT KNOW HOW–PERHAPS THEY’LL LISTEN NOW

STARRY STARRY NIGHT, FLAMING FLOWERS THAT BRIGHTLY BLAZE

SWIRLING CLOUDS IN VIOLET HAZE REFLECT IN VINCENT’S EYES OF CHINA BLUE

COLORS CHANGING HUE, MORNING FIELDS OF AMBER GRAIN

WEATHERED FACES LINED IN PAIN ARE SOOTHED BENEATH THE ARTIST’S LOVING HAND

BRIDGE:

FOR THEY COULD NOT LOVE YOU, BUT STILL YOUR LOVE WAS TRUE

AND WHEN NO HOPE WAS LEFT IN SIGHT ON THAT STARRY STARRY NIGHT

YOU TOOK YOUR LIFE AS LOVERS OFTEN DO

BUT I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU, VINCENT

THIS WORLD WAS NEVER MEANT FOR ONE AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU

STARRY STARRY NIGHT, PORTRAITS HUNG IN EMPTY HALLS

FRAMELESS HEADS ON NAMELESS WALLS

        WITH EYES THAT WATCH THE WORLD AND CAN’T FORGET

LIKE THE STRANGERS THAT YOU’VE MET, THE RAGGED MEN IN RAGGED CLOTHES

THE SILVER THORN AND BLOODY ROSE

        LIE CRUSHED AND BROKEN ON THE VIRGIN SNOW

 

                (SLOW 4/4)

 

 VERSE  1               1               2m              2m

                4               5               1

                1               1               2m              2m

                4               5               1

                       

CHORUS  2m              5               1               6m

                2m              5               6m

                27              4-5             1               1

                       

BRIDGE  2m              5               1               6m

                4               4m              1               67

                2m              4               5               1               1

                4               4m              1               67

                2m              4               5               1               1

 

WAYFARING STRANGER

I AM A POOR WAYFARING’ STRANGER

WHILE TRAVELING THROUGH THIS WORLD OF WOE

IF THERE’S NO SICKNESS TOIL OR DANGER

IN THAT BRIGHT WORLD TO WHICH I GO

CHORUS 1 I’M GOING THERE TO SEE MY FATHER

I’M GOING THERE NO MORE TO ROAM

I’M ONLY GOING OVER JORDAN

I’M ONLY GOING OVER HOME

ALTHOUGH DARK CLOUDS WILL GATHER ROUND ME

I KNOW MY WAY IS ROUGH AND STEEP

YET BEAUTEOUS FIELDS LIE JUST BEFORE ME

WHERE GOD’S REDEEMED, THEIR VIGILS KEEP

CHORUS 2 I’M GOING THERE TO SEE MY MOTHER

SHE SAID SHE’D MEET ME WHEN I COME

I’M ONLY GOING OVER JORDAN

I’M ONLY GOING OVER HOME

CHORUS 3 I’LL SOON BE FREE FROM EVERY TRIAL

THIS FORM WILL REST BENEATH THE SOD

I’LL TAKE THE CROSS OF CHRIST’S DENIAL

AND ENTER IN THAT HOME WITH GOD

VERSE   1m              1m              1m              1m

                4m              4m              1m              1m

                1m              1m              1m              1m

                4m              4m              1m              1m

 

CHORUS  6               6               3               3

                6               3               5               5

                1m              1m              1m              1m

                4m              4m              1m              1m

 

 

WEDDING SONG                                    Paul Stooky (1971, #24)

HE IS NOW TO BE AMONG YOU AT THE CALLING OF YOUR HEARTS

REST ASSURED THIS TROUBADOUR IS ACTING ON HIS PART

THE UNION OF YOUR SPIRITS HERE HAS CAUSED HIM TO REMAIN

FOR WHEREVER TWO OR MORE OF YOU ARE GATHERED IN HIS NAME

THERE IS LOVE . . . THERE IS LOVE

  (2/4)         1               1               5               5

                4               4               4               1               1

                1               5               4               1

                6m              1               5               5

                4               4               4               4

                1               27              4               1

A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS MOTHER AND A WOMAN LEAVE HER HOME

AND THEY SHOULD TRAVEL ON TO WHERE THE TWO SHALL BE AS ONE

AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING IS NOW AND TILL THE END

WOMAN DRAWS HER LIFE FROM MAN AND GIVES IT BACK AGAIN

AND THERE IS LOVE . . . THERE IS LOVE

  (2/4)         1               5               4               1

                6m              1               5               5

                1               5               4               1

                6m              1               5               5

                4               4               4               4               1               1

BRIDGE:

THEN WHAT’S TO BE THE REASON FOR BECOMING MAN AND WIFE

IS IT LOVE THAT BRINGS YOU HERE OR LOVE THAT BRINGS YOU LIFE

AND IF LOVING IS THE ANSWER THEN WHO’S THE GIVING FOR

DO YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING THAT YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

WELL THERE’S LOVE . . . THERE IS LOVE

   (2/4)        4               2m              5               1

                4               2m              5               1               1

                1               5               4               1

                6m              1               5               5

                4               4               4               4

                1               27              4               1

THE MARRIAGE OF YOUR SPIRITS HERE HAS CAUSED HIM TO REMAIN

FOR WHEREVER TWO OR MORE OF YOU ARE GATHERED IN HIS NAME

THERE IS LOVE . . . THERE IS LOVE

   (2/4)        1               5               4               1

                6m              1               5               5

                4               4               4               4

                1               27              4               1

 

WEIGH HEY AND UP SHE RISES

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR (X3)

EARLY IN THE MORNIN’

CHORUS (after each verse):

WEIGH HEY AND UP SHE RISES (X3)

EARLY IN THE MORNIN’

SHAVE HIS BELLY WITH A RUSTY RAZOR . . .

PUT HIM IN A LONG BOAT TIL HE’S SOBER . . .

PUT HIM IN THE BED WITH THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER

THAT’S WHAT WE’LL DO WITH THE DRUNKEN SAILOR

1m 1m 7 7

1m 1m 6-7 1m

 

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

SURE IT’S LIKE A MORN IN SPRING

IN THE LILT OF IRISH LAUGHTER

YOU CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING

WHEN IRISH HEARTS ARE HAPPY

ALL THE WORLD SEEMS BRIGHT AND GAY

AND WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

SURE THEY STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY

        (3/4)

 

        1               1               1               17

        4               4               1               1

        4               4               1               67

        27              27              57              57

 

        1               1               1               17

        4               4               1               1

        4               #4dim   1               67

        27              57              1               57              (1)

 

 

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

OH LORD, I WANT TO BE IN THAT NUMBER

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

OH WHEN THAT LIGHT BEGINS TO SHINE . . .

OH WHEN THE SUN REFUSE TO SHINE . . .

        1               1               1               1

        1               1               5               5

        1               1               4               4

        1               5               1               1

 

 

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE                 Kingston Trio, 1962 (#21)

written by Pete Seeger

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE, LONG TIME PASSING

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE LONG TIME AGO

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE

YOUNG GIRLS HAVE PICKED THEM EVERY ONE

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN, WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN

WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS GONE, LONG TIME PASSING

WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS GONE LONG TIME AGO

WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS GONE

THEY’VE GONE TO YOUNG MEN EVERY ONE

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN, WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN

WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG MEN GONE, LONG TIME PASSING

WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG MEN GONE LONG TIME AGO

WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG MEN GONE

THEY’VE GONE TO SOLDIERS EVERY ONE

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN, WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN

WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOLDIERS GONE, LONG TIME PASSING

WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOLDIERS GONE LONG TIME AGO

WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOLDIERS GONE

THEY’VE GONE TO THE GRAVEYARDS EVERY ONE

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN, WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GRAVEYARDS GONE, LONG TIME PASSING

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GRAVEYARDS GONE LONG TIME AGO

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GRAVEYARDS GONE

THEY’VE GONE TO FLOWERS EVERY ONE

WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN, WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN

INTRO   1-6m    4-5             1-6m 4-5

 

VERSE   1               6m              4               5

                1               6m              4               5

                1               6m              4               5

                4               1               4               1  (intro)

 

WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

OH THE SUMMERTIME IS COMING

AND THE TREES ARE SWEETLY BLOOMING

AND THE WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

GROWS AROUND THE BLOOMING HEATHER

WILL YOU GO LASSIE GO

CHORUS (after each verse):

AND WE’LL ALL GO TOGETHER

TO PLUCK WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

ALL ALONG THE BLOOMING HEATHER

WILL YOU GO LASSIE GO

I WILL BUILD MY LOVE A TOWER

NEAR YON PURE CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN

AND ON IT I WILL PILE

ALL THE FLOWERS OF THE MOUNTAIN

WILL YOU GO LASSIE GO

IF MY TRUE LOVE SHE WAS GONE

I WOULD SURELY FIND ANOTHER

WHERE THE WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

GROWS AROUND THE BLOOMING HEATHER

WILL YOU GO LASSIE GO

VERSE 1 5 6m 6m

4 5 1 1

4 3m 6m 6m

4 4 2m 2m

1 4 1 1

CHORUS 4 5 1 1

4 5 6m 6m

4 4 2m 2m

1 4 1 1

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND                               James Taylor, 1971 (#1)

written by Carole King

WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND TROUBLED AND YOU NEED SOME LOVE AND CARE

AND NOTHING, NOTHING IS GOING RIGHT

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK OF ME AND SOON I WILL BE THERE

TO BRIGHTEN UP EVEN YOUR DARKEST NIGHT

CHORUS (after each verse):

YOU JUST CALL OUT MY NAME AND YOU KNOW WHEREVER I AM

I’LL COME RUNNING TO SEE YOU AGAIN

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, OR FALL ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

AND I’LL BE THERE, YES I WILL–YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

IF THE SKY ABOVE YOU GROWS DARK AND FULL OF CLOUDS

AND THAT OLD NORTH WIND BEGINS TO BLOW

KEEP YOUR HEAD TOGETHER AND CALL MY NAME OUT LOUD

AND SOON YOU’LL HEAR ME KNOCKIN’ AT YOUR DOOR

BRIDGE:

NOW AIN’T IT GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

WHEN PEOPLE CAN BE SO COLD

THEY’LL HURT YOU, YES, AND DESERT YOU

AND TAKE YOUR SOUL IF YOU LET THEM

OH, BUT DON’T YOU LET THEM (chorus)

                (relative minor)

 

 VERSE  1m              57              1m-57   1m

                4m              7               3               3

                2m              57              1m-57   1m

                4m              5m              4m              7

 

                (relative major)

 

CHORUS  1               1               4               4

                1               1               2m              5

                1               1               4               2m

                1-4             3m-2m

                1               4               1               4

 

                (relative major)

 

BRIDGE  b7              4               1               1

                4               4m              6m              27              2m              5

 

 

YOUR SONG                                               Elton John, 1971 (#8)

lyrics by Bernie Taupin

IT’S A LITTLE BIT FUNNY, THIS FEELING INSIDE

I’M NOT ONE OF THOSE WHO CAN EASILY HIDE

I DON’T HAVE MUCH MONEY BUT BOY IF I DID

I’D BUY A BIG HOUSE WHERE WE BOTH COULD LIVE

IF I WERE A SCULPTOR, BUT THEN AGAIN NO

OR A MAN WHO MAKES POTIONS IN A TRAVELIN’ SHOW

I KNOW IT’S NOT MUCH BUT IT’S THE BEST I CAN DO

MY GIFT IS MY SONG AND THIS ONE’S FOR YOU

CHORUS:

AND YOU CAN TELL EVERYBODY THIS IS YOUR SONG

IT MAY BE QUITE SIMPLE BUT NOW THAT IT’S DONE

I HOPE YOU DON’T MIND, I HOPE YOU DON’T MIND

THAT I PUT DOWN IN WORDS

HOW WONDERFUL LIFE IS WHILE YOU’RE IN THE WORLD

I SAT ON THE ROOF AND KICKED OFF THE MOSS

A FEW OF THE VERSES, WELL THEY’VE GOT ME QUITE CROSS

BUT THE SUN’S BEEN QUITE KIND WHILE I WROTE DOWN THIS SONG

IT’S FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT KEEP IT TURNED ON

SO EXCUSE ME FORGETTING BUT THESE THINGS I DO

YOU SEE I’VE FORGOTTEN IF THEY’RE GREEN OR THEY’RE BLUE

ANYWAY THE THING IS, WHAT I REALLY MEAN

YOURS ARE THE SWEETEST EYES I’VE EVER SEEN

VERSE   1               4+7             5               3m

                6m              6m7/bass        6m6/bass        4

                1               5               37              6m

(1st end)       1               2m              4               5               5

(2nd end)       1               2m              4               1               1

 

CHORUS  5               6m              2m              4

                5               6m              2m              4

                6m              6m7/bass        6m6/bass        4

                1               2m              4               5               5

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