COUNTRY MUSIC LYRICS

VOLUME I

WITH CHORDS

 

22 NOVEMBER 2001

UPDATED 24 JULY 2013

 

ALL IN KEY OF A, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

 

© 2001-2013 Joseph George Caldwell.All rights reserved.Posted at Internet web site http://www.foundationwebsite.org .May be copied or reposted for non-commercial use, with attribution.

 


FOREWORD

 

The songs (words and some chords) presented here are intended to facilitate learning to play the guitar by ear (per the article, How to Play the Guitar by Ear (for Mathematicians and Physicists), at Internet web sites http://www.foundation.bw and http://www.foundationwebsite.org .The songs are mainly popular "country and western" ones, with some rock and roll, folk, and gospel songs included.(Perhaps "classic" is a better descriptor than "popular," since most of the songs are from the 1950s.)If a song has no chords indicated, then the student should (if he knows the melody) be able to play such a song in any of the keys that are natural for the guitar, i.e., A, C, D, E, and G (and perhaps F).Many of these songs involve just three chords (I, IV and V).If a single chord is indicated somewhere in a song (as an assist to the student), and the key of the song is not specified, it is the chord assuming that the song is being played in the key of A.

 

For songs that are more difficult, I have indicated suggested chords to be used, in a key that suits my own vocal range.The student may wish to transpose these songs to a different key.These are not necessarily the "best" chords for the song -- just the ones that I found easy or natural to use.For songs that have no chords indicated, practice singing the song in several keys, and select the key that suits your vocal range best.I play a majority of the songs in this collection in the key of A, many in G, and less in E, D and C.

For each song, the first line specifies the title.If there is an alternative title, that is specified on the second line.Next are specified the most well-known singer(s) of the song (in the US) and the author(s).If a single name appears, either that person is both the principal singer and the author, or I only know one or the other.

 

I have assembled a fairly large number of songs into this "practice" collection, since in order for you to be able to play a song by ear you must know the melody (none of the songs presented here include the music for the melody), and the number of songs of the collection for which you know the melody may be small.Most of the songs in this collection were popular in the 1950s, when I used to listen to the radio.

 

If you do not recognize very many of the songs here, then you should compile your own portfolio of lyrics of songs that you do know.Listening to the radio is not so good for recording lyrics, since you cannot "replay" the song (unless you tape it).There are a large number of Internet web sites that contain lyrics, for every kind of music.Many of the songs contain chords as well.Another source of lyrics and chords (and music for the melody) are "fake" books, available in local music stores.

 

When learning to play by ear, it is important to have lyrics for a fairly large number of songs.If you concentrate on just a few songs, you will memorize the chord sequence.Eventually, you will memorize it anyway, but in the beginning, when you are learning to play by ear, it is best not to memorize it.It is important to develop an "ear" (a "feel," an intuition, a sense) for which chord should be used.To do this, it is important to try playing a song in several different keys.And it is helpful to have a large selection of songs, so that you do not spend too much time on a single song (and memorize it too soon).When learning to play by ear, it is a good idea to cycle through the book, rather than selecting just a few songs.Play each song once or a few times, until you do not make mistakes.Later, when your skills improve, you will want to settle on a particular key for a song, and learn to sing and play it very well.You will then be able to perform the song well.

 

If your voice quality is not very good, don't worry about that.Some very popular singers have terrible voices.Each voice, like each flower or sunset, is different, and enjoyed for its own qualities by the listeners.Your voice and vocal range and ability to sing in tune improve rapidly with practice.Listeners respond more to your enthusiasm and emotion than to the timbre of your voice.

 

When singing before a group, it is very helpful to have memorized the lyrics.The problem with reading the lyrics from a sheet is that you do not have much eye contact with the listeners, and it detracts substantially from the quality/rapport of the performance.After you have learned to play by ear, memorize a couple of dozen of your favorite songs (and some of the favorites of your friends), so that you are able to perform them without resorting to the hard copy.Do not, however, try to memorize lyrics when you are first learning to play by ear.You have enough on your mind at the beginning, trying to play and sing at the same time.Also, when you first play before others, the natural excitement of performing before someone else may cause you to forget the lyrics, no matter how well you have memorized them.Finally, if you read from the lyrics, you can, right away, play a large number of songs in an evening with friends -- far more than if you play from memory.

 

If you are uncomfortable playing before a group, start out by playing before members of your family, and then close friends.You ability and your confidence will increase rapidly with practice, and will soon feel at ease playing before strangers.

 

Playing with others (in an instrumental group) is very enjoyable.Making music with friends is as enjoyable as playing by yourself or for others -- probably more enjoyable.Learning to play by ear is something that you must do on your own, but as soon as you master the basic skills, look for others with similar interests, and play together.The ultimate goal of making music, of course, is for listeners to appreciate it.

 

Please note that, although a number of the songs presented here are "traditional" (i.e., in the public domain, uncopyrighted), most of them are copyrighted.This means that copies (hardcopy, electronic, etc.) of the song may not be made for commercial purposes.It is my understanding that if songs are not used for public paid performances, but just used for personal noncommercial use (e.g., as here, to assist learning to play the guitar by ear), then a single copy may be made of the words and music.I am strongly in favor of the concept that an artist should reap the rewards of his creative talents, and I respect copyright law.Please do not make or distribute copies of these songs, except for your own personal use.The point to presenting this collection of songs is to have available a good-sized set of songs without chords (or with few chords), so that the student may learn to sing and play "easy" songs by ear, in any key.Commercially published songs indicate the chords on the music, and they often specify chords that are not appropriate for a guitar (e.g., too many chords, difficult chords, chords in keys that are not natural for a guitar).That type of music does not help the student learn to play by ear.The point to presenting this collection is not to avoid paying copyright fees -- it is to help you learn to play the guitar by ear.

 

Thanks, and best of luck!

 

Joseph George Caldwell

Clearwater, Florida

22 November 2001

 

Added Note, 17 May 2004:

This volume is a revision containing chords for most songs.In a sense, it is an ďanswer bookĒ to accompany the earlier edition, which omitted most chords.Please note that most of the chordings presented here are very simple Ė what a new student would be expected to devise.In most cases, they are quite adequate, and would be what anyone would use to accompany singing.In some cases, however, more elaborate chordings are presented, because they sound so much better.For example, the song, ďLove Letters in the SandĒ includes many more chords than the beginning student would be expected to devise.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

A DAISY A DAY.. 1

A DEAR JOHN LETTER.. 2

ADIOS AMIGO.. 3

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD.. 4

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL. 7

AMANDA.. 8

AMAZING GRACE.. 9

AM I LOSING YOU?. 10

AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET?. 11

A SATISFIED MIND.. 13

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?. 14

ASHES OF LOVE.. 15

BACK HOME AGAIN.. 16

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.. 18

BIG IRON.. 20

B.J. THE D.J. 22

BLUE CHRISTMAS.. 24

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN.. 25

BORN TO LOSE.. 26

BOTTLE OF WINE.. 27

BOUQUET OF ROSES.. 28

BROWN-EYED HANDSOME MAN.. 29

BROWN-SKIN GIRL. 31

BUMMING AROUND.. 32

CATTLE CALL. 33

CHARLIEíS SHOES.. 34

CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY.. 35

CHEATING GAME.. 36

CINDY, OH CINDY.. 37

CITY LIGHTS.. 38

COLD, COLD HEART. 39

COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER.. 40

COOL WATER.. 41

CRAZY ARMS.. 42

CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO.. 43

CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS.. 44

DARK MOON.. 45

DECK OF CARDS.. 46

DELLA AND THE DEALER.. 48

DETOUR.. 50

DEVIL WOMAN.. 51

DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?. 52

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER?. 53

DONíT BE ANGRY.. 54

DON'T DROP IT. 55

DONíT EVER LOVE ME.. 56

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN?. 57

DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL. 58

DROP KICK ME, JESUS.. 59

EL CONDOR PASA (IF I COULD) 60

EL CONDOR PASA (IF I COULD) 61

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE.. 62

Everybody's Somebody's Fool. 63

EVIL ON YOUR MIND.. 64

FADED LOVE.. 65

FEET. 66

FOOL NUMBER ONE.. 67

FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY.. 68

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY.. 69

FROM A JACK TO A KING.. 71

GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY.. 72

GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD.. 73

GOTTA TRAVEL ON.. 74

GOTTA TRAVEL ON.. 75

HAITI CHERIE.. 76

HALF AS MUCH.. 77

HANDCUFFED TO LOVE.. 78

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?. 79

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY? (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BLUE?) 80

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER.. 81

HEíLL HAVE TO GO.. 82

HELLO WALLS.. 83

HEY GOOD LOOKINí 84

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER.. 85

HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME) 86

HONEYCOMB.. 87

HOW GREAT THOU ART. 89

I BELIEVE IN YOU.. 90

I CANíT HELP IT (IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU) 91

I DONíT HURT ANYMORE.. 92

I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE.. 93

I DONíT SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE.. 94

I FALL TO PIECES.. 95

IF A WOMAN ANSWERS.. 96

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY (IíVE GOT THE TIME) 97

I GOT YOU.. 98

I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY.. 99

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE.. 100

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE.. 101

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS ME.. 102

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND.. 103

IN THE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES.. 104

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS.. 105

IíM MOVING ON.. 106

IíM TIRED.. 108

IíM IN LOVE AGAIN.. 109

I NEVER PICKED COTTON.. 110

IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW... 111

IN THE MISTY MOONLIGHT. 112

I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW... 113

I REMEMBER YOU.. 114

IS ANYBODY GOIN' TO SAN ANTONE?. 115

IS IT REALLY OVER?. 116

IS IT WRONG FOR LOVING YOU?. 117

ISLAND IN THE SUN.. 118

I STILL MISS SOMEONE.. 119

IT DOESNíT MATTER ANYMORE.. 120

IT IS NO SECRET. 121

IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí 122

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY.. 123

IT'S BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON.. 124

ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING.. 125

IT'S NOW OR NEVER.. 126

IT'S SUCH A PRETTY WORLD TODAY.. 127

IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS.. 128

IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE.. 129

I WALK THE LINE.. 131

I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE.. 132

JAMAICA FAREWELL. 133

JAMBALAYA.. 134

JIMMIE RODGERS BLUES.. 135

JINGLE BELLS.. 137

JOHNNY B GOODE.. 138

JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME.. 139

JUST FOR WHAT I AM.. 140

JUST ONE TIME.. 141

JUST OUT OF REACH (OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS) (EMPTY ARMS) 142

KAWLIGA.. 143

KINGSTON MARKET. 144

L. A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. 145

LET YOUR LOVE FLOW... 146

LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE.. 147

LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS.. 148

LONESOME 7-7203. 149

LOST HIGHWAY.. 150

LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON.. 151

LUCILLE.. 152

MAKING BELIEVE.. 153

MARY ANN REGRETS.. 154

MATAMOROS.. 155

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE.. 157

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS.. 158

MOM AND DAD WALTZ. 159

MORE AND MORE.. 160

MORNING HAS BROKEN.. 161

Mountain Of Love.. 162

MR RECORD MAN.. 163

M.T.A. 164

MULE SKINNER BLUES (BLUE YODEL #8) 166

MULE TRAIN.. 167

MY ARMS STAY OPEN LATE.. 168

MY FAREWELL PARTY.. 169

MY HAPPINESS.. 170

MY HEART IS BREAKING(?) 171

MY TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN HOME.. 172

NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW... 173

NORTH CAROLINA (YOU'VE TAKEN ME UNDER YOUR WING) 174

NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT NOW... 175

NOT UNTIL THE NEXT TIME.. 176

NOW AND THEN THERE'S A FOOL SUCH AS I 177

OCCASIONAL WIFE.. 178

OH BABY MINE.. 179

OH LONESOME ME.. 180

OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE.. 181

OKLAHOMA HILLS.. 182

OLD SHEP.. 183

ONCE A DAY.. 184

ONE DAY AT A TIME.. 185

ON THE ROAD AGAIN.. 186

ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE.. 187

PALOMA BLANCA.. 188

PAPER ROSES.. 189

PICK ME UP (ON YOUR WAY DOWN) 190

PICK ME UP (ON YOUR WAY DOWN) 191

PLAY BORN TO LOSE AGAIN.. 192

PLEASE HELP ME IíM FALLING (IN LOVE WITH YOU) 193

RELEASE ME.. 194

PROMISED LAND.. 195

RAINBOWS ARE BACK IN STYLE.. 197

RAVISHING RUBY.. 198

REMEMBER ME (WHEN THE CANDLELIGHTS ARE GLEAMING) 199

REMEMBER YOUíRE MINE.. 200

RIBBON OF DARKNESS.. 201

ROOM FULL OF ROSES.. 202

ROSE MARIE.. 203

ROSES ARE RED.. 204

SAN ANTONIO ROSE.. 205

SEARCHING.. 206

SEVEN LONELY DAYS.. 207

SHE WEARS MY RING.. 208

SHUTTERS AND BOARDS.. 211

SILVER BELLS.. 212

SINGING THE BLUES.. 213

SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES.. 214

SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD.. 215

SLIPPING AROUND.. 216

SLOWLY.. 217

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MEMORIES.. 218

SOMEDAY (YOUíLL WANT ME TO WANT YOU) 219

SOUTH OF THE BORDER (DOWN MEXICO WAY) 220

SONNYíS DREAM.. 221

STAND BY YOUR MAN.. 222

STEP ASIDE.. 223

STORMS NEVER LAST. 224

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN.. 225

SWEET DREAMS OF YOU.. 226

SWEET LIES.. 227

SWEET SURRENDER.. 228

TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART. 229

TALK BACK TREMBLING LIPS.. 230

T FOR TEXAS (BLUE YODEL NO. 1) 231

THANK GOD AND GREYHOUND.. 232

THAT'LL BE THE DAY.. 233

THATíS WHAT MAKES THE JUKEBOX PLAY.. 234

THE AUCTIONEER.. 235

THE BLIZZARD.. 238

THE BLUE SIDE OF LONESOME.. 240

THE CHRISTMAS POLKA.. 241

THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME.. 242

THE HANGING TREE.. 243

THE HARDER THEY COME.. 244

THE HURTIN'S ALL OVER.. 246

THE LAST CHEATERíS WALTZ. 247

THE LAST THING ON MY MIND.. 248

THE LORD KNOWS I'M DRINKING.. 249

THE MEMORY OF AN OLD CHRISTMAS CARD.. 250

THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN.. 251

THE PARTYíS OVER.. 252

THEREíLL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT. 253

THERE SHE GOES.. 254

THERE STANDS THE GLASS.. 255

THE ROCK ISLAND LINE.. 256

THE ROCK ISLAND LINE.. 257

THE ROCK ISLAND LINE.. 258

THE TIPS OF MY FINGERS.. 260

THE WAYWARD WIND.. 261

THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE.. 262

THE WRECK OF THE OLD Ď97. 263

THE WURLITZER PRIZE.. 264

THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED.. 265

THE YELLOW BANDANA.. 266

THIS OLE HOUSE.. 267

To Daddy.. 269

TOGETHER AGAIN.. 270

TOM DOOLEY.. 271

TONIGHT CARMEN.. 272

TOO MANY RIVERS.. 273

TROUBLE IN MIND.. 274

TRUE LOVE.. 275

TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS.. 276

UNCHAINED MELODY.. 277

WABASH CANNONBALL. 278

WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU.. 279

WALK RIGHT BACK.. 280

WALK RIGHT BACK.. 280

WALK ON BY.. 281

WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS.. 282

WATERLOO.. 283

WHEN ITíS SPRINGTIME IN ALASKA.. 284

WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN.. 285

WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE.. 286

WHERE IS MY CASTLE?. 287

Whoís Sorry Now?. 288

WONDERING, WONDERING.. 289

YOU CANíT ROLLER SKATE IN A BUFFALO HERD.. 290

YOUR CHEATING HEART. 291

YOUíRE THE ONLY GOOD THING (THATíS HAPPENED TO ME) 292

YOUíRE THE REASON.. 293

YOUíRE THE REASON GOD MADE OKLAHOMA.. 294

YOUR TIMEíS COMING.. 295

YOU WIN AGAIN.. 296

 

 


A DAISY A DAY

JUD STRUNK

 

(A) HE REMEMBERS THE FIRST TIME HE MET HER

HE RE(D)MEMBERS THE FIRST THING SHE (A) SAID

HE RE(D)MEMBERS THE FIRST TIME HE (A) HELD HER

AND THE (E) NIGHT THAT SHE CAME TO HIS BED

HE RE(A)MEMBERS HER SWEET WAY OF SAYING

(D) HONEY HAS SOMETHING GONE (A) WRONG

HE RE(D)MEMBERS THE FUN AND THE (A) TEASING

AND THE (E) REASON HE WROTE HER THIS (A) SONG

 

(CHORUS) IíLL GIVE YOU A DAISY A DAY DEAR

IíLL (D) GIVE YOU A DAISY A (A) DAY

IíLL (D) LOVE YOU UNTIL THE (A) RIVERS RUN STILL

AND THE (E) FOUR WINDS WE KNOW BLOW A(A)WAY

 

THEY WOULD WALK DOWN THE STREET IN THE EVENING

AND FOR YEARS I WOULD SEE THEM GO BY

AND THEIR LOVE THAT WAS MORE

THAN THE CLOTHES THAT THEY WORE

COULD BE SEEN IN THE GLEAM IN THEIR EYES

AS A KID THEY WOULD TAKE ME FOR CANDY

AND IíD LOVE TO GO TAGGINí ALONG

WEíD HOLD HANDS AS WEíD WALK TO THE CORNER

AND THE OLD MAN WOULD SING HER HIS SONG (CHORUS)

 

NOW HE WALKS DOWN THE STREET IN THE EVENING

AND HE STOPS AT THE OLD CANDY STORE

AND I SOMEHOW BELIEVE HEíS BELIEVING

HEíS HOLDING HER HAND LIKE BEFORE

FOR HE FEELS ALL HER LOVE WALKING WITH HIM

AND HE SMILES AT THE THINGS SHE MIGHT SAY

THEN THE OLD MAN WALKS UP TO THE HILLTOP

AND HE GIVES HER A DAISY A DAY (CHORUS)


A DEAR JOHN LETTER

SKEETER DAVIS / BOBBY BARE, JEAN SHEPARD / FERLIN HUSKY, PAT BOONE

BILLY BARTON, CHARLES "FUZZY" OWEN, LEWIS A TALLEY, UNKNOWN

 

(CHORUS) (A) DEAR JOHN, OH HOW I (E) HATE TO WRITE

DEAR JOHN, I MUST LET YOU KNOW TO(A)NIGHT

THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU HAS DIED

AWAY LIKE (D) GRASS UPON THE LAWN

(THERE'S NO REASON TO GO ON)

AND TO(E)NIGHT I'LL WED ANOTHER, DEAR (A) JOHN

 

(MAN SPEAKING, OVER CHORUS) I WAS OVERSEAS IN BATTLE

WHEN THE POSTMAN CAME TO ME

HE HANDED ME A LETTER

AND I WAS JUST AS HAPPY AS I COULD BE

FOR THE FIGHTING WAS ALL OVER, AND THE BATTLES HAD ALL BEEN WON

BUT THEN I OPENED UP THE LETTER, AND IT STARTED, DEAR JOHN (CHORUS)

 

(WOMAN SPEAKING, OVER CHORUS) DEAR JOHN, WILL YOU PLEASE SEND BACK MY PICTURE

MY HUSBAND WANTS IT NOW

WHEN I TELL YOU WHO I'M WEDDING, YOU WON'T CARE, DEAR, ANYHOW

NOW THE CEREMONY HAS STARTED, AND I'LL WED YOUR BROTHER, DON

WOULD YOU WISH US HAPPINESS FOREVER, DEAR JOHN

 

(AND IT HURTS ME SO TO TELL YOU, THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU IS GONE

AND TONIGHT I WED YOUR BROTHER, DEAR JOHN

AND TONIGHT I'LL WED ANOTHER, DEAR JOHN)


ADIOS AMIGO

JIM REEVES

 

(A) ADIOS AMIGO, ADIOS MY (E) FRIEND

THE ROAD WE HAVE TRAVELLED HAS COME TO AN (A) END

WHEN TWO LOVE THE SAME LOVE, ONE (D) LOVE HAS TO (A) LOSE

AND IT'S (E) YOU WHO SHE (A) LONGS FOR, IT'S (B7) YOU SHE WILL (E) CHOOSE

 

ADI(A)OS COMPADRE, WHAT MUST BE WILL (E) BE

REMEMBER TO NAME ONE MUCHACHO FOR (A) ME

I RIDE TO THE RIO, WHERE MY (D) LIFE I WILL (A) SPEND

ADI(E)OS AMIGO, ADIOS MY (A) FRIEND

(WHISTLE LAST LINE)

 

ADIOS COMPADRE, LET US SHED NO TEARS

MAY ALL YOUR MANANAS BRING JOY THROUGH THE YEARS

AWAY FROM THESE MEMORIES, MY LIFE I MUST SPEND

ADIOS AMIGO, ADIOS MY FRIEND

(WHISTLE)


AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

© 1976 JOSEPH GEORGE CALDWELL, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.WRITTEN DURING TRIP TO HAITI IN FALL, 1975

 

(CHORUS) (A) AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS WITH NO (E) WOMAN TO HOLD

SO LONG FROM HOME, THIS LIFE SURE GROWS OLD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE (A) ROAD

 

WHEN YOU'RE SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

WHEN YOU'RE SEVENTEEN DAYS FROM THE WOMAN AT HOME

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY THE DAYS PASS JUST FINE

BUT THE NIGHTS AND THE WEEKENDS ARE LONELY AT TIMES

 

TRAVEL IS FINE WHEN IT'S NEW

WHEN THERE'S PLENTY TO SEE AND THERE'S PLENTY TO DO

BUT IN TIME DAYS PASS SLOWLY, THE NIGHTS BECOME LONELY

AND YOU'RE TOO LONG FROM HOME TO SPEND AN EVENING ALONE

 

LAST SUNDAY I ROSE ABOUT TEN

HAD SOME COFFEE, THEN I READ THROUGH THE PAPER AGAIN

LOOKED FOR SOMETHING TO DO, FOR AN HOUR OR TWO

ON A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY ALONE, FAR FROM HOME

 

TOOK A RIDE IN THE LATE AFTERNOON

TO THE HILLS OVERLOOKING THE CITY BELOW

THE CLEAR AIR WAS COOL, GOT TO THINKING OF YOU

AS THE SHADOWS GREW LONG IN THE SOFT EVENING SUN

 

DROPPED INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

SHARED A COUPLE OF DRINKS WITH A MAN NAMED LAMAR

AS I STARTED TO LEAVE, CAUGHT A GLANCE MEANT FOR ME

SHE WAS PRETTY, SHE SMILED, AND SHE STOPPED ME

 

I ASKED, WAS SHE BUSY TONIGHT

SHE NODDED, AND SAID, "WHY DON'T WE TALK FOR A WHILE?"

THE MUSIC WAS LOW, THE DANCING WAS SLOW

AND I NEEDED SOMEONE TO TALK TO

 

I ASKED, DID SHE LIVE HERE ALONE

SHE SAID, NO. THERE WAS FOUR-YEAR-OLD MOLLY AT HOME

THEY MOVED HERE LAST MAY, SHE WAS PLANNING TO STAY

THE WORK WASN'T STEADY, BUT THE WEATHER WAS FINE

 

SHE ASKED ME, WHAT BROUGHT ME THIS WAY

I TALKED FOR A WHILE, THERE WAS PLENTY TO SAY

WHERE I WAS FROM, WHAT I HAD DONE

AND THE PLACES I'D SEEN THROUGH THE YEARS

 

SHE SAID, HER APARTMENT WAS NEAR

THE NIGHT SKY WAS CLEAR, WE COULD WALK THERE FROM HERE

SHE THOUGHT ABOUT FIXING SOME PIZZA AND BEER

IT SURE BEAT AN EVENING ALONE

 

NEXT MORNING I LEFT ABOUT NINE

SHE ASKED IF I'D BE BACK TO SEE HER SOMETIME

I SMILED AND I TOLD HER THAT I COULDN'T TELL

MAYBE I'D BE BACK NEXT SPRING FOR A SPELL

 

AS I HEADED FOR TOWN, PLANNED MY WEEK

I HAD PLACES TO GO, APPOINTMENTS TO KEEP

THE TIME SHOULD PASS QUICKLY, THERE WAS PLENTY TO DO

AND I'D BE BACK HOME BY NEXT SATURDAY NOON

 

(CHORUS) AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS WITH NO WOMAN TO HOLD

SO LONG FROM HOME, THIS LIFE SURE GROWS OLD

AFTER SEVENTEEN DAYS ON THE ROAD

 

(ALTERNATE VERSES, WRITTEN IN 2000 IN BOTSWANA, FROM A POOR MEMORYÖ

 

AFTER 17 DAYS ON THE ROAD (J G CALDWELL, WRITTEN IN HAITI IN 1975)

 

AFTER 17 DAYS ON THE ROAD

AFTER 17 DAYS WITH NO WOMAN TO HOLD

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, THE DAYS PASS JUST FINE

BUT THE NIGHTS AND THE WEEKENDS GROW LONELY AT TIMES

 

TRAVEL IS FINE WHEN ITíS NEW

WHEN THEREíS PLENTY TO SEE AND THEREíS PLENTY TO DO

BUT IN TIME DAYS PASS SLOWLY

THE NIGHTS BECOME LONELY

AND YOUíRE TOO LONG FROM HOME TO SPEND AN EVENING ALONE

 

TOOK A RIDE IN THE LATE AFTERNOON

TO THE HILLS OVERLOOKING THE CITY BELOW

WHEN THE SUNSET WAS OVER

AND THE NIGHT AIR GREW COLDER

I RETURNED TO THE WARM LIGHTS BELOW

 

DROPPED INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

SHARED A COUPLE OF DRINKS WITH A MAN NAMED LAMARR

AS I STARTED TO LEAVE, THE GIRL LOOKED AT ME

AND SHE SAID, CANíT WE TALK FOR A WHILE

 

WE TALKED FOR AN HOUR OR TWO

THE MUSIC WAS LOW, THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO

WHEN I SAID I MUST GO, HER EYES PLEADED NO

SHE SAID, SIR, WONíT YOU PLEASE TAKE ME HOME

 

(AND MANY OTHER VERSESÖ)


ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL

JOHNNY HORTON

 

(A) WELL TODAY IíM SO WEARY

TO(D)DAY IíM SO (A) BLUE

(D) SAD AND BROKEN (A) HEARTED

AND ITíS (E) ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

 

(A) LIFE WAS SO SWEET DEAR

(D) LIFE WAS A (A) SONG

(D) NOW YOUíVE GONE AND (A) LEFT ME

OH, (E) WHERE DO I BE(A)LONG

 

AND ITíS ALL FOR THE LOVE

OF A (D) DEAR LITTLE (A) GIRL

ALL FOR THE LOVE

THAT SETS YOUR (E) HEART IN A WHIRL

IíM A (A) MAN WHOíD GIVE HIS LIFE,

AND THE (D) JOYS OF THIS (A) WORLD

ALL FOR THE (E) LOVE OF A (A) GIRL


AMANDA

DON WILLIAMS

BOB MCDILL

 

(G) IíVE HELD IT ALL INWARD, (C) LORD KNOWS IíVE (G) TRIED

ITíS AN AWFUL AWAKENING IN A (D) COUNTRY BOYíS (G) LIFE

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, IN (C) TOTAL SUR(G)PRISE

AT THE HAIR ON YOUR SHOULDERS, AND THE (D) AGE IN YOUR (G) EYES

 

(CHORUS) AMANDA, (C) LIGHT OF MY (G) LIFE

FATE SHOULD HAVE MADE YOU A (D) GENTLEMANíS (G) WIFE

AMANDA, (C) LIGHT OF MY (G) LIFE

FATE SHOULD HAVE MADE YOU A (D) GENTLEMANíS (G) WIFE

 

THEREíS A MEASURE OF PEOPLE (WHO) DONíT UNDERSTAND

THE PLEASURES OF LIFE IN A HILLBILLY BAND

I GOT MY FIRST GUITAR WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN

NOW IíM CROWDIN' THIRTY AND STILL WEARING JEANS


AMAZING GRACE

WORDS BY JOHN NEWTON, 1779 (LAST VERSE BY UNKNOWN AUTHOR)

MUSIC BY JAMES P CARRELL AND DAVID S CLAYTON

 

(A) AMAZING GRACE, HOW (D) SWEET THE (A) SOUND

THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE (E) ME

I (A) ONCE WAS LOST, BUT (D) NOW AM (A) FOUND

WAS BLIND, BUT (E) NOW I (A) SEE

 

ĎTWAS GRACE THAT TAUGHT MY HEART TO FEAR

AND GRACE MY FEARS RELIEVED

HOW PRECIOUS DID THAT GRACE APPEAR

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED

 

THROUGH MANY DANGERS, TOILS AND SNARES

WE HAVE ALREADY COME

ĎTWAS GRACE HAS BROUGHT US SAFE THUS FAR

AND GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME

 

THE LORD HAS PROMISED GOOD TO ME

HIS WORD MY HOPE SECURES

HE WILL MY SHIELD AND PORTION BE

AS LONG AS LIFE ENDURES

 

YES, WHEN THIS FLESH AND HEART SHALL FAIL

AND MORTAL LIFE SHALL CEASE

I SHALL POSSESS WITHIN THIS VEIL

A LIFE OF JOY AND PEACE

 

THE EARTH SHALL SOON DISSOLVE LIKE SNOW

THE SUN FORBEAR TO SHINE

BUT GOD, WHO CALLED ME HERE BELOW

SHALL BE FOREVER MINE

 

WHEN WEíVE BEEN THERE TEN THOUSAND YEARS

BRIGHT SHINING AS THE SUN

WEíVE NO LESS DAYS TO SING GOD'S PRAISE

THAN WHEN WEíD FIRST BEGUN


AM I LOSING YOU?

JIM REEVES

JIM REEVES

 

(G) AM (C) I LOSING (G) YOU, ARE MY FEARS COMING (D) TRUE?

TELL (C) ME WHAT TO (D) DO, AM I LOSING (G) YOU?

 

IS YOUR (C) LOVE REALLY (G) TRUE, IS THERE SOMEBODY (D) NEW?

ARE (C) WE REALLY (D) THROUGH, AM I LOSING (G) YOU?

 

(BRIDGE) AM I TOO BLIND TO (C) SEE, WHATíS BEEN HAPPENING TO (G) ME?

EVERY ROAD HAS A (C) BEND, WILL I BE SWEETHEART OR (D7) FRIEND?

 

WILL THE (C) SWEET THINGS YOU (G) DO, BE FOR SOMEBODY (D) NEW?

HOW (C) I WISH I (D) KNEW, AM I LOSING (G) YOU?


AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET?

JIM REEVES

CARL BELEW, W S STEVENSON

 

(A) THEY SAY YOU FOUND SOMEBODY NEW

BUT THAT WONíT STOP MY LOVING (D) YOU

I JUST CANíT LET YOU WALK A(A)WAY

FORGET THE LOVE I HAD FOR (E) YOU

 

GUESS I COULD FIND SOMEBODY (A) NEW

BUT I DONíT WANT NO ONE BUT (D) YOU

HOW COULD YOU LEAVE WITHOUT RE(A)GRET

AM I THAT (E) EASY TO FOR(A)GET?

 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE BE SURE YOU (D) FIND

YOU WANT HIS LOVE MUCH MORE THAN (A) MINE

CAUSE IíLL JUST SAY WE NEVER (D) MET

IF IíM THAT (E) EASY TO FOR(A)GET


A POOR MANíS ROSES (OR A RICH MANíS GOLD)

PATSY CLINE, PATTI PAGE

 

(A) I MUST MAKE UP MY MIND TODAY, WHAT TO HAVE, WHAT TO HOLD

A (E) POOR MANíS ROSES, OR A RICH MANíS (A) GOLD

ONEíS AS WEALTHY AS A KING IN A PALACE, THOUGH HEíS CALLOUS AND COLD

HE MAY (E) LEARN TO GIVE HIS HEART FOR LOVE, INSTEAD OF BUYING IT WITH (A) GOLD

 

AND THEN THE POOR MANíS (D) ROSES, OR THE THRILL WHEN WE (A) KISS

WILL BE (B7) MEMORIES OF PARADISE THAT IíLL NEVER (E) MISS

AND YET THE HAND THAT BRINGS THE (A) ROSE TONIGHT, IS THE HAND I WILL HOLD

FOR THE (E) ROSE OF LOVE MEANS MORE TO ME, THAN ANY RICH MANíS (A) GOLD

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE)


A SATISFIED MIND

COWBOY COPAS

JOE "RED" HAYES, JACK RHODES

 

(A) HOW MANY (D) TIMES, HAVE YOU (E) HEARD SOMEONE (A) SAY

IF I HAD HIS (E) MONEY, I WOULD (D) DO THINGS MY (A) WAY

BUT LITTLE THEY (E) KNOW, THAT ITíS (D) SO HARD TO (A) FIND

ONE RICH MAN IN (E) TEN, WITH A (D) SATISFIED (A) MIND

 

ONCE I WAS (E) WINNING, IN (D) FORTUNE AND (A) FAME

EVERYTHING THAT I (E) DREAMED FOR, TO GET A (D) START IN LIFEíS (A) GAME

BUT SUDDENLY IT (E) HAPPENED, I (D) LOST EVERY (A) DIME

BUT IíM RICHER BY (E) FAR, WITH A (D) SATISFIED (E) MIND

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

MONEY CANíT (D) BUY (A) BACK, YOUR (E) YOUTH WHEN YOUíRE (A) OLD

OR A FRIEND WHEN YOUíRE (E) LONELY

OR A (D) LOVE THATíS GROWN (A) COLD

THE WEALTHIEST (E) PERSON, IS A (D) PAUPER AT (A) TIMES

COMPARED TO THE (E) MAN, WITH A (D) SATISFIED (A) MIND

 

WHEN LIFE HAS (E) ENDED, MY (D) TIME HAS RUN (A) OUT

MY FRIENDS AND MY (E) LOVED ONES

IíLL (D) LEAVE THEREíS NO (A) DOUBT

BUT ONE THING'S FOR (E) CERTAIN, WHEN IT (D) COMES MY (A) TIME

IíLL LEAVE THIS OLD (E) WORLD, WITH A (D) SATISFIED (A) MIND


ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?

ELVIS PRESLEY

ROY TURK, LOU HANDMAN

 

(G) ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?

DO YOU (Em) MISS ME TONIGHT?

ARE YOU SORRY WE (E7) DRIFTED A(Am)PART?

DOES YOUR (D) MEMORY STRAY

TO A (D7) BRIGHT SUMMER DAY

WHEN I (Am7) KISSED YOU AND CALLED YOU SWEET(G)HEART?

DO THE (G7) CHAIRS IN YOUR PARLOR SEEM (C) EMPTY AND BARE?

DO YOU (A) GAZE AT YOUR DOORSTEP

AND (D7) PICTURE ME THERE?

IS YOUR (G) HEART FILLED WITH PAIN?

SHALL I (A) COME BACK AGAIN?

TELL ME, (D) DEAR, ARE YOU (D7) LONESOME TO(G)NIGHT?

 

(TALKING) I WONDER IF YOUíRE LONESOME TONIGHT

YOU KNOW, SOMEONE SAID THAT THE WORLDíS A STAGE

AND (Em) EACH OF US MUST PLAY A PART

(D) FATE HAD ME PLAYING IN LOVE WITH YOU AS MY SWEETHEART

(Em) ACT ONE WAS WHEN WE MET

(D) I LOVED YOU AT FIRST GLANCE

YOU READ YOUR LINES SO CLEVERLY AND NEVER MISSED A CUE

(G) THEN CAME ACT TWO

YOU SEEMED TO CHANGE

(Em) YOU ACTED STRANGE AND WHY, IíLL NEVER KNOW

(D) HONEY, YOU LIED WHEN YOU SAID YOU LOVED ME

AND I HAD NO CAUSE TO DOUBT

(G) BUT IíD RATHER GO ON HEARING YOUR LIES

(Em) THAN TO GO ON LIVING WITHOUT YOU

(G) NOW THE STAGE IS BARE

AND IíM STANDING THERE

(Em) WITH EMPTINESS ALL AROUND

(D) AND IF YOU WONíT COME BACK TO ME

THEN THEY CAN RING THE CURTAIN DOWN (G)

 

(SINGING) IS YOUR (G) HEART FILLED WITH PAIN

SHALL I (A) COME BACK AGAIN

TELL ME, (D) DEAR, ARE YOU (D7) LONESOME TO(G)NIGHT?


ASHES OF LOVE

JOHNNY AND JACK

J ANGLIN, J WRIGHT

 

(CHORUS) (A) ASHES OF LOVE, (D) COLD (A) AS (E) ICE

YOU MADE THE DEBT, I PAY THE (A) PRICE

OUR LOVE IS GONE, (D) THEREíS (A) NO (E) DOUBT

ASHES OF LOVE, THE FLAMEíS BURNED (A) OUT

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

THE LOVE LIGHT THAT SHINES, IN YOUR EYES

HAS GONE OUT, TO MY SURPRISE

WE SAID GOODBYE, MY HEART BLED

I REALIZE, OUR LOVE IS DEAD

(I CAN'T REVIVE YOUR LOVE IS DEAD) (CHORUS)

 

I TRUSTED YOU, YOUR LOVE WAS SAND

YOUR EVERY WISH, WAS MY COMMAND

MY HEART TELLS ME, I MUST FORGET

I LOVED YOU THEN, I LOVE YOU YET (CHORUS)

 

 

(ALTERNATE, FROM AMAZING RHYTHM ACES):

 

THE LOVE LIGHT THAT SHINES, IN YOUR EYES

HAS GONE OUT, TO MY SURPRISE

WE SAID GOODBYE, MY HEART BLED

NOW I LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE INSTEAD (CHORUS)

 

I TRUSTED YOU, OUR LOVE COULD STAND

YOUR EVERY WISH, WAS MY COMMAND

OUR LOVE WAS WRONG, THERE'S NO DOUBT

ASHES OF LOVE, THE FLAME'S BURNED OUT (CHORUS)


BACK HOME AGAIN

JOHN DENVER

 

(A) THEREíS A STORM ACROSS THE VALLEY, (D) CLOUDS ARE ROLLING IN

THE (E) AFTERNOON IS HEAVY ON YOUR (A) SHOULDERS

THEREíS A TRUCK OUT ON THE FOUR LANE, A (D) MILE OR MORE AWAY

THE (E) WHINING OF ITS WHEELS JUST MAKES IT (A) COLDER

 

HEíS AN HOUR AWAY FROM RIDING ON YOUR PRAYERS UP IN THE SKY

AND TEN DAYS ON THE ROAD IS BARELY GONE

THEREíS A FIRE SOFTLY BURNING, SUPPERíS ON THE STOVE

BUT ITíS THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES THAT MAKES HIM WARM

 

(CHORUS) (D) HEY, ITíS GOOD TO (E) BE BACK HOMEA(A)GAIN

(D) SOMETIMES (E) THIS OLD FARM (A) FEELS LIKE A LONG LOST (D) FRIEND

(YES AND) (E) HEY ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME A(A)GAIN

 

THEREíS ALL THE NEWS TO TELL HIM, HOWíD YOU SPEND YOUR TIME

WHATíS THE LATEST THING, THE NEIGHBORS SAY?

AND YOUR MOTHER CALLED LAST FRIDAY, "SUNSHINE" MADE HER CRY

SHE FELT THE BABY MOVE JUST YESTERDAY

 

AND (D) OH THE TIME THAT (E) I CAN LAY THIS (A) TIRED OLD BODY DOWN

AND (D) FEEL YOUR FINGERS (E) FEATHER SOFT UP(A)ON ME

THE (D) KISSES THAT I (E) LIVE FOR, THE (A) LOVE THAT LIGHTS MY WAY

THE (D) HAPPINESS THAT LIVING WITH YOU (E) BRINGS ME

 

ITíS THE SWEETEST THING I KNOW OF, JUST SPENDING TIME WITH YOU

ITíS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A HOUSE A HOME

LIKE A FIRE SOFTLY BURNING, SUPPERíS ON THE STOVE

ITíS THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES THAT MAKES ME WARM

 

HEY ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN, YES IT IS

SOMETIMES THIS OLD FARM FEELS LIKE A LONG LOST FRIEND

YES AND HEY, ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN

(REPEAT THREE PREVIOUS LINES), +

YES AND HEY, ITíS GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN


BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

WORDS BY JULIA WARD HOWE, MUSIC BY WILLIAM STEFFE (TUNE OF JOHN BROWN'S BODY)

 

(E) MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD

HE IS (A) TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE (E) GRAPES OF WRATH ARE (B7) STORED

HE HAS (E) LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

(CHORUS) GLORY, GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

(A) GLORY, GLORY! HALLE(E)LUJAH!

GLORY, GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

I HAVE SEEN HIM IN THE WATCH-FIRES OF A HUNDRED CIRCLING CAMPS

THEY HAVE (A) BUILDED HIM AN ALTAR IN THE (E) EVENING DEWS AND (B7) DAMPS

I CAN (E) READ HIS RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE BY THE DIM AND FLAMING LAMPS

HIS (B7) DAY IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

I HAVE READ A FIERY GOSPEL, WRIT IN BURNISHED ROWS OF STEEL

"AS YE (A) DEAL WITH MY CONTEMNERS, SO WITH (E) YOU MY GRACE SHALL (B7) DEAL

LET THE (E) HERO, BORN OF WOMAN, CRUSH THE SERPENT WITH HIS HEEL

SINCE (B7) GOD IS MARCHING (E) ON"

 

HE HAS SOUNDED FORTH THE TRUMPET THAT SHALL NEVER CALL RETREAT

HE IS (A) SIFTING OUT THE HEARTS OF MEN BE(E)FORE HIS JUDGMENT (B7) SEAT

O, BE (E) SWIFT, MY SOUL, TO ANSWER HIM! BE JUBILANT MY FEET

OUR (B7) GOD IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES CHRIST WAS BORN ACROSS THE SEA

WITH A (A) GLORY IN HIS BOSOM THAT TRANS(E)FIGURES YOU AND (B7) ME

AS HE (E) DIED TO MAKE MEN HOLY, LET US LIVE TO MAKE MEN FREE

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

HE IS COMING LIKE THE GLORY OF THE MORNING ON THE WAVE

HE IS (A) WISDOM TO THE MIGHTY, HE HIS (E) HONOR TO THE (B7) BRAVE

SO THE (E) WORLD SHALL BE HIS FOOTSTOOL, AND THE SOUL OF WRONG HIS SLAVE

OUR (B7) GOD IS MARCHING (E) ON!


BIG IRON

MARTY ROBBINS

 

(INTRO: Am Em Am)

 

(C) TO THE TOWN OF AGUA FRIA, RODE A (Am) STRANGER ONE FINE DAY

HARDLY (C) SPOKE TO FOLKS AROUND HIM, DIDNíT (Am) HAVE TOO MUCH TO SAY

NO ONE (F) DARED TO ASK HIS BUSINESS, NO ONE (C) DARED TO MAKE A SLIP

THE STRANGER THERE AMONG THEM HAD A (Am) BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS (C) HIP

 

IT WAS EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN HE RODE INTO THE TOWN

HE CAME RIDING FROM THE SOUTH SIDE, SLOWLY LOOKING ALL AROUND

HEíS AN OUTLAW LOOSE AND RUNNINí CAME THE WHISPER FROM EACH LIP

AND HEíS HERE TO DO SOME BUSINESS WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

 

IN THIS TOWN THERE LIVED AN OUTLAW, BY THE NAME OF TEXAS RED

MANY MEN HAD TRIED TO TAKE HIM, AND THAT MANY MEN WERE DEAD

HE WAS VICIOUS AND A KILLER, THOUGH A YOUTH OF TWENTY FOUR

AND THE NOTCHES ON HIS PISTOL NUMBERED ONE AND NINETEEN MORE

ONE AND NINETEEN MORE

 

NOW THIS STRANGER STARTED TALKING, MADE IT PLAIN TO FOLKS AROUND

WAS AN ARIZONA RANGER, WOULDNíT BE TOO LONG IN TOWN

HE CAME HERE TO TAKE AN OUTLAW BACK ALIVE OR MAYBE DEAD

AND HE SAID IT DIDNíT MATTER HE WAS AFTER TEXAS RED

AFTER TEXAS RED

 

WASNíT LONG BEFORE THE STORY WAS RELAYED TO TEXAS RED

BUT THE OUTLAW DIDNíT WORRY, MEN THAT TRIED BEFORE WERE DEAD

TWENTY MEN HAD TRIED TO TAKE HIM, TWENTY MEN HAD MADE A SLIP

TWENTY-ONE WOULD BE THE RANGER WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

 

NOW THE MORNING PASSED SO QUICKLY IT WAS TIME FOR THEM TO MEET

IT WAS TWENTY PAST ELEVEN WHEN THEY WALKED OUT IN THE STREET

FOLKS WERE WATCHING FROM THEIR WINDOWS EVERYBODY HELD THEIR BREATH

THEY KNEW THIS HANDSOME RANGER WAS ABOUT TO MEET HIS DEATH

ABOUT TO MEET HIS DEATH

 

THERE WAS FORTY FEET BETWEEN THEM WHEN THEY STOPPED TO MAKE THEIR PLAY

AND THE SWIFTNESS OF THE RANGER IS STILL TALKED ABOUT TODAY

TEXAS RED HAD NOT CLEARED LEATHER WHEN A BULLET FAIRLY RIPPED

AND THE RANGER'S AIM WAS DEADLY, WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

 

IT WAS OVER IN A MOMENT, AND THE FOLKS HAD GATHERED ROUND

THERE BEFORE THEM LAY THE BODY OF THE OUTLAW ON THE GROUND

OH, HE MIGHT HAVE GONE ON LIVING BUT HE MADE ONE FATAL SLIP

WHEN HE TRIED TO MATCH THE RANGER WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP

BIG IRON ON HIS HIP, BIG IRON, BIG IRON, WHEN HE TRIED TO MATCH THE RANGER WITH THE BIG IRON ON HIS HIP


B.J. THE D.J.

STONEWALL JACKSON

HUGH LEWIS

 

(A) A STORY ĎBOUT A PAL OF MINE

WHO WORKED DOWN NEAR THE GEORGIA LINE

AS D.J. IN A LITTLE COUNTRY (E) STATION

EVERYBODY LOVED HIM DEAR

'CAUSE HE PLAYED WHAT THEY LIKED TO HEAR

HE BUILT HIMSELF UP QUITE A REPU(A)TATION

 

AT RECORD HOPS HEíD STAYED OUT LATE

AND HIS MOM WOULD ALWAYS WAIT

TO SEE IF HE HAD MADE IT HOME ALIVE

SHE WARNED (HIM) AGAINST HIS LOSS OF SLEEP

AND DRIVING FAST IN THAT OLD HEAP

AND THAT HE HAD TO BE AT WORK BY FIVE

 

(CHORUS) B.J. THE D.J. YOUíRE LIVING MUCH TOO (E) FAST

AND IF YOU DONíT CHANGE YOUR WAYS

DONíT SEE HOW YOU CAN (A) LAST

 

EVERY MORNING JUST PAST FOUR

FROM THE DRIVEWAY HE WOULD ROAR

OVERSLEPT AND HE WAS LATE AGAIN

THEN AT BREAK-NECK SPEED HEíD DRIVE

TO SIGN THE STATION ON AT FIVE

HE HAD LOTS OF RECORDS HE MUST SPIN

 

HIS MOM SAT BY THE RADIO

UNTIL HIS VOICE TOLD HER HELLO

SHE KNEW THEN HEíD MADE IT THERE ALRIGHT

THEN SHEíD SAY A LITTLE PRAYER

HEíD BE SAFE FOR HE WAS THERE

AND SHEíD WAIT UP FOR HIM AGAIN TONIGHT (CHORUS)

 

THEN ONE COLD AND RAINY MORN

ALL FOUR TIRES WERE BADLY WORN

BUT STILL HE SCRATCHED OFF, JUST AS FAST THIS TIME

B.J. HAD A LOT OF NERVE BUT HE COMPLETELY MISSED A CURVE

AND HE SIGNED OFF DOWN NEAR THE GEORGIA LINE

 

MOM SAT BY THE RADIO

THE VOICE SHE HEARD SHE DIDNíT KNOW

B.J.íD NEVER BEEN THIS LATE BEFORE

BUT WITH THE ROADS SO BAD AND ALL

SHEíD WAIT A WHILE BEFORE SHEíD CALL

AND THEN SHE HEARD THE KNOCK UPON THE DOOR

 

B.J. THE D.J., ONLY TWENTY-FOUR

A WRECK AT NINETY MILES AN HOUR

HE'LL SPIN THE HITS NO MORE


BLUE CHRISTMAS

JIM REEVES

 

(A) I'LL HAVE A BLUE CHRISTMAS WITH(E)OUT YOU

I'LL BE SO BLUE THINKING A(A)BOUT YOU

DECORATIONS OF RED ON A (D) GREEN CHRISTMAS TREE

(E) WON'T MEAN A THING, DEAR, IF YOU'RE NOT HERE WITH ME

 

AND WHEN THOSE (A) BLUE SNOWFLAKES START (E) FALLING

THAT'S WHEN THOSE BLUE HEARTACHES START (A) CALLING

YOU'LL BE DOING ALL RIGHT WITH YOUR (D) CHRISTMAS OF WHITE

BUT (E) I'LL HAVE A BLUE, BLUE (A) CHRISTMAS

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE)


BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN

WILLIE NELSON

FRED ROSE

 

(A) IN THE TWILIGHT GLOW I SEE HER

(E) BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE (A) RAIN

AS WE KISSED GOODBYE AND PARTED

I (E) KNEW WEíD NEVER MEET A(A)GAIN

 

(D) LOVE IS LIKE A DYING EMBER

(A) ONLY MEMORIES RE(E)MAIN

(A) THROUGH THE AGES IíLL REMEMBER

(E) BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE (A) RAIN

 

NOW MY HAIR HAS TURNED TO SILVER

ALL MY LIFE IíVE LIVED IN VAIN

I CAN SEE HER STAR IN HEAVEN

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN

 

SOMEDAY WHEN WE MEET UP YONDER

WEíLL STROLL HAND IN HAND AGAIN

IN A LAND THAT KNOWS NO PARTING

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN


BORN TO LOSE

HANK SNOW

TED DAFFAN

 

(A) BORN TO LOSE, IíVE (D) LIVED MY LIFE IN (A) VAIN

EVERY (D) DREAM HAS ONLY BROUGHT ME (A) PAIN

ALL MY LIFE IíVE ALWAYS BEEN SO (D) BLUE

BORN TO (E) LOSE AND NOW IíM LOSING (A) YOU

 

BORN TO LOSE, IT SEEMS SO HARD TO BEAR

HOW I LONGED TO ALWAYS HAVE YOU NEAR

YOUíVE GROWN TIRED AND NOW YOU SAY WEíRE THROUGH

BORN TO LOSE AND NOW IíM LOSING YOU

 

BORN TO LOSE AND NOW IíM LOSING YOU


BOTTLE OF WINE

 

(G) BOTTLE OF WINE, FRUIT OF THE VINE

WHEN YOU GONNA LET ME GET (D)SO(G)BER

LEAVE ME ALONE, LET ME GO HOME

LET ME GO HOME AND START (D)O(G)VER

 

RAMBLINí AROUND THIS (C) DIRTY OLD (G) TOWN

SINGINí FOR (D) NICKELS AND (G) DIMES

TIMES GETTINí ROUGH, I (C) AINíT GOT E(G)NOUGH

TO GET A LITTLE (D) BOTTLE OF (G) WINE

 

PAIN IN MY HEAD, BUGS IN MY BED

PANTS ARE SO OLD THAT THEY (D/G) SHINE

OUT ON THE STREET, TELL THE PEOPLE I MEET

BUY ME A BOTTLE OF (D/G) WINE

 

PREACHER WILL PREACH, (C) TEACHER WILL (G) TEACH

THE MINER WILL (D) DIG IN THE (G) MINE

I RIDE THE RODS, (C) TRUSTING IN (G) GOD

HUGGINí MY LITTLE (D) BOTTLE OF (G) WINE


BOUQUET OF ROSES

GEORGE MORGAN

STEVE NELSON - BOB HILLIARD

 

(A) IíM SENDING YOU A (D) BIG BOUQUET OF (A) ROSES

ONE FOR (E) EVERY TIME YOU BROKE MY (A) HEART

AND AS THE DOOR OF (D) LOVE BETWEEN US (A) CLOSES

TEARS WILL (E) FALL LIKE PETALS WHEN WE (A) PART

I (D) BEGGED YOU TO BE DIFFERENT

BUT YOUíLL (A) ALWAYS BE UNTRUE

IíM (B7) TIRED OF FORGIVING

NOW THEREíS (E) NOTHING LEFT TO DO

SO IíM (A) SENDING YOU A (D) BIG BOUQUET OF (A) ROSES

ONE FOR (E) EVERY TIME YOU BROKE MY (A) HEART

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

YOU MADE OUR LOVERSí LANE A ROAD OF SORROW

TILL AT LAST WE HAD TO SAY GOODBYE

YOU'RE LEAVING ME TO FACE EACH NEW TOMORROW

WITH A BROKEN HEART YOU TAUGHT TO CRY

I KNOW THAT I SHOULD HATE YOU

AFTER ALL YOU'VE PUT ME THROUGH

BUT HOW CAN I BE BITTER

WHEN IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU

SO IíM SENDING YOU A BIG BOUQUET OF ROSES

ONE FOR EVERY TIME YOU BROKE MY HEART


BROWN-EYED HANDSOME MAN

Waylon Jennings

Chuck Berry

 
(G) Flying across the desert in a TWA
I saw a woman walking across the sand
She been a-walkin' thirty miles en (C) route to L.A.
To get a (D) brown eyed handsome (G) man
Her destination was a (F/C) brown-eyed handsome (G) man
 
(G) Milo Venus was a beautiful lass
She had the world in the palm of her hand
But she lost both her arms in a (C) wrestling match
To get a (D) brown eyed handsome (G) man
She fought and won herself a (F) brown-eyed handsome (G) man
 
(Chorus) (C) Way back in history three thousand years
Back (G) ever since the world began
There's been a lot of good women (C) shed a tear
For a (D) brown-eyed handsome (G) man
That's what the trouble was, A (F) brown-eyed handsome (G) man
 
(a tone higher) (A) Beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind
Between a doctor and a lawyer man
mother told her daughter go (D) out and find yourself
A (E) brown eyed handsome (A) man
Just like your daddy is a (G) brown-eyed handsome (A) man
 
(A) Arrested on charges of unemployED
He was sitting in the witness stand
The judge's wife called up the (D) district attorney
SET you (E) free that brown-eyed (A) man
You want your job you better (G) free that brown-eyed (A) man
 
(Chorus) (D) Way back in history three thousand years
Back (A) ever since the world began
There's been a lot of good (D) women shed a tear
For a (E) brown-eyed handsome (A) man
That's what the trouble is A (G) brown-eyed handsome (A) man

BROWN-SKIN GIRL

HARRY BELAFONTE

CALYPSO

 

(A) EVERYTHING TO (E) KEEP ME FROM (A) SLEEPING

A LOT OF SAILOR (E) BOYS THEY WERE (A) LEAVING

AND EVERYBODY (E) THERE THEY WERE (A) JUMPING

TO HEAR THE SAILOR (E) BOYS IN OUR (D) CHORUS (E) SING(A)ING

 

(CHORUS) BROWN-SKIN GIRL, STAY HOME AND (E) MIND BA(A)BY

BROWN-SKIN GIRL, STAY HOME AND (E) MIND BA(A)BY

IíM GOING AWAY IN A (D) SAILING BOAT

AND IF I (A) DONíT COME BACK, STAY HOME AND (E) MIND BA(A)BY

 

NOW THE AMERICANS (E) MADE AN IN(A)VASION

WE THOUGHT IT WAS A (E) HELP TO THE (A) ISLAND

UNTIL THEY LEFT FROM (E) HERE ON VA(A)CATION

THEY LEFT THE NATIVE BOY HOME TO (D) MIND THEIR (E) CHILD(A)REN, SINGING (CHORUS)

 

NOW I TELL YOU THE (E) STORY ABOUT (A) MILLIE

MILLIE MADE A (E) NICE BLUE-EYED (A) BABY

THEY SAY SHE (E) FANCIED THE (A)MOTHER

BUT THE BLUE-EYED BABY, AINíT (D) KNOW SHE (E) FA(A)THER

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

NOW THE AMERICANS (E) ALL HAD THEIR (A) PLEASURE

WHILE THE MUSIC (E) PLAYED TO THEIR (A) LEISURE

AND EVERYBODY (E) THERE THEY WERE (A) JUMPING

TO HEAR THE SAILOR (E) BOYS IN OUR (D) CHORUS (E) SING(A)ING

 

(CHORUS, REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE)


BUMMING AROUND

HANK SNOW

PETE GRAVES

 

(A) GOT AN OLD SLOUCH HAT

GOT MY ROLL ON MY (E) SHOULDER

I'M AS FREE AS THE BREEZE AND I'LL DO AS I PLEASE

JUST A-BUMMIN' A(A)ROUND

 

GOT A MILLION FRIENDS

DON'T FEEL ANY (E) OLDER

I'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE, NOT EVEN THE BLUES

JUST A-BUMMIN' A(A)ROUND

 

WHEN(D)EVER WORRIES START TO BOTHERING (A) ME

I (B7) GRAB MY COAT, MY OLD SLOUCH HAT

(E) HIT THE ROAD AGAIN, YOU SEE

 

I AIN'T GOT A (A) DIME

DON'T CARE WHERE I'M (E) GOING

I'M AS FREE AS THE BREEZE AND I'LL DO AS I PLEASE

JUST A-BUMMIN' A(A)ROUND

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE)


CATTLE CALL

EDDIE ARNOLD

TEX OWENS

 

(YODEL TO MELODY, A-E-A-E-A)

 

(A) THE CATTLE ARE PROWLING, THE (D) COYOTES ARE HOWLING

WAY (E) OUT WHERE THE DOGIES (A) BAWL

WHERE SPURS ARE A JINGLING, A (D) COWBOY IS SINGING

THIS (E) LONESOME CATTLE (A) CALL (YODEL: AEAEA)

 

HE (D) RIDES IN THE SUN TILL HIS (A) DAY'S WORK IS DONE

AND HE (B7) ROUNDS UP THE CATTLE EACH (E) FALL

(YODEL) (E) SINGING THIS CATTLE (A) CALL

 

FOR HOURS HE COULD RIDE ON THE RANGE FAR AND WIDE

WHEN THE NIGHT WINDS BLOW UP A SQUALL

HIS HEART IS A FEATHER IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER

HE SINGS HIS CATTLE CALL (YODEL)

 

HE'S (D) BROWN AS A BERRY FROM (A) RIDING THE PRARIE

AND HE (B7) SINGS WITH AN OLD WESTERN (E) DRAWL

(YODEL) (E) SINGING HIS CATTLE (A) CALL (YODEL)


CHARLIEíS SHOES

BILLY WALKER

ROY BAHAM

 

(D) IíD LIKE TO BE IN CHARLIEíS SHOES

THATíS (G) WHAT I ALWAYS SAID

ĎCAUSE (A) HE HAD YOU AND EVERYTHING

TIED (D) WITH A GOLDEN THREAD

THEN CHARLIE LEFT AND WENT AWAY

AND (G) WHEN I GOT THE NEWS

IT (A) WASNíT LONG ĎTILL I WAS WALKING ĎROUND IN CHARLIEíS (D) SHOES

 

NOW IíM WEARING OUT THE SHOES THAT CHARLIE (G) WORE

(A) WALKING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE (D) FLOOR

THE TROUBLES THAT DROVE HIM AWAY, IíVE (G) GOT FOR COMPANY

THESE (A) NIGHTS IN CHARLIEíS SHOES ARE KILLING (D) ME

 

(WHISTLE)

 

THE GREENER GRASS THAT TURNED MY HEAD

SO SWIFTLY DID TURN BROWN

ĎCAUSE EVERY LITTLE DREAM I BUILD

SHEíS ALWAYS TEARING DOWN

I NEVER KNEW OLD CHARLIEíS SHOES

COULD HAVE SO MANY TACKS

OF DISAPPOINTING SORROWS

AND I WISH HE HAD ĎEM BACK

 

ĎCAUSE IíM WEARING OUT THE SHOES THAT CHARLIE WORE

WALKING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE FLOOR

THE TROUBLES THAT DROVE HIM AWAY, IíVE GOT FOR COMPANY

THESE NIGHTS IN CHARLIEíS SHOES ARE KILLING ME

 

(WHISTLE)


CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY

RED FOLEY, JACK STAPP, HARRY STONE

 

(A) HAVE YOU EVER PASSED THE CORNER OF FOURTH AND GRAND

WHERE A LITTLE BALL OF RHYTHM HAS A SHOE SHINE STAND

(D) PEOPLE GATHER ROUND AND THEY CLAP THEIR HANDS

HEíS A (A) GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF JOY, HE POPS A (E) BOOGIE WOOGIE RAG

THE CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE (A) BOY

 

HE CHARGES YOU A NICKEL JUST TO SHINE ONE SHOE

HE MAKES THE OLDEST KIND OF LEATHER LOOK LIKE NEW

YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU WANT TO DANCE WHEN HE GETS THROUGH

HEíS A GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF JOY, HE POPS A BOOGIE WOOGIE RAG

THE CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY

 

ITíS A (D) WONDER THAT THE RAG DONíT TEAR, THE (A) WAY HE MAKES IT POP

YOU (D) OUGHT TO SEE HIM FAN THE AIR, WITH HIS

(E) HIPPITY, HIPPITY, HIPPITY, HOPPITY, HIPPITY, HIPPITY, HOP

 

HE (A) OPENS UP FOR BUSINESS WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES NINE

HE LIKES TO GET ĎEM EARLY WHEN THEYíRE FEELING FINE

EVERYBODY GETS A LITTLE RISE AND SHINE

HEíS A GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF JOY, HE POPS A BOOGIE WOOGIE RAG

THE CHATTANOOGIE SHOE SHINE BOY


CHEATING GAME

SUSAN RAYE

D KNUTSON, BONNIE GUITAR

 

(A) BREAK A HEART, THEN LAUGH, THEN WALK AWAY

OF (D) TRUE LOVE YOU'VE MADE A (E) MOCKERY

FREE TO GO, KNOWING NEXT TIME YOU'LL PAY NO PRICE FOR YOUR COMMON VICE

THE CHEATING (A) GAME

LOVE AND LIES GO HAND IN HAND

(D) YOUR LOVE GOES FREE LIKE (E) WINDBLOWN SAND

SEEKING OUT UNWARY PREY, TEACHING THEM THE WAY YOU PLAY

THE CHEATING (A) GAME

 

(CHORUS) WHO KNOWS THE MIND OF THE CHEATING KIND, WHO'S BLOCKED THE SHADOWS FROM (D) SIGHT

(E) WHO'S GOING TO PAY THE PRICE TO MAKE THE WRONG SEEM (A) RIGHT

YOU'RE GONNA GO SCOT-FREE, TO LIVE A LIFE WITHOUT (D) BLAME

WHILE (E) I REAP THE HARVEST OF HEARTACHES, FROM THE CHEATING (A) GAME

 

YOU PLANTED THE SEED, NOW I MUST SOW

MY LOVE ALONE TO MAKE IT GROW

CARRYING THE ONLY THING YOU LEFT ME, A LEGACY, FROM THE CHEATING GAME

THE WEB OF DREAMS YOU WEAVED SO WELL

WAS CASTING THE DIE FROM MY PRIVATE CELL

TAKING LOVE, FORSAKING LOVE, MAKING ME, A VICTIM OF, THE CHEATING GAME

 

(CHORUS)

(HUM CHORUS, FADE)


CINDY, OH CINDY

EDDIE FISHER

BOB BARRON, BURT LONG

 

(CHORUS) (A) CINDY, OH CINDY

CINDY DONíT (E) LET ME DOWN

WRITE ME A LETTER SOON

AND IíLL BE HOMEWARD (A) BOUND

 

I JOINED THE NAVY TO (D) SEE THE (A) WORLD

BUT (D) NOWHERE COULD I (A) FIND

A GIRL AS SWEET AS CINDY

THE (D) GIRL I LEFT BE(A)HIND

IíVE SAILED THE WIDE WORLD OVER

(D) CANíT GET HER OUT OF MY (A) MIND (CHORUS)

 

I SEE HER FACE IN (D) EVERY (A) WAVE

HER (D) LIPS KISS EVERY (A) BREEZE

HER LOVING ARMS REACH OUT TO ME

THROUGH (D) CALM AND STORMY (A) SEAS

AT NIGHT I PACE THE LONELY DECK

CA(D)RESSED BY MEMO(A)RIES (CHORUS)

 

I KNOW MY CINDYíS (D) WAIT(A)ING

AS I (D) WALK THE DECK A(A)LONE

HER LOVING ARMS REACH OUT FOR ME

SOON (D) IíLL BE HEADING (A) HOME

THEN MY SAILING DAYS WILL BE OVER

AND (D) NO MORE WILL I (A) ROAM (CHORUS)


CITY LIGHTS

RAY PRICE

 

(D) A BRIGHT ARRAY OF CITY LIGHTS, AS (G) FAR AS I CAN SEE

THE (A) GREAT WHITE WAY SHINES THROUGH THE NIGHT

FOR LONELY GUYS LIKE (D) ME

A CABARET, A HONKY TONK, THEIR (G) FLASHING LIGHTS INVITE

A (A) BROKEN HEART TO LOSE ITSELF, IN THE GLOW OF CITY (D) LIGHTS

 

(G) LIGHTS THAT SAY FOR(A)GET HER NAME IN A (D) GLASS OF SHERRY WINE

(G) LIGHTS THAT OFFER (A) OTHER GIRLS FOR (D) EMPTY HEARTS LIKE MINE

THEY PAINT A PRETTY PICTURE, OF A (G) WORLD THATíS GAY AND BRIGHT

BUT ITíS (A) JUST A MASK FOR LONELINESS, BEHIND THOSE CITY (D) LIGHTS

 

THE WORLD WAS DARK AND GOD MADE STARS TO BRIGHTEN UP THE NIGHT

DID THE GOD THAT MADE THE STARS ABOVE, MAKE THOSE CITY LIGHTS

DID HE MAKE A PLACE FOR MEN TO CRY, WHEN THINGS DONíT TURN OUT RIGHT

ARE WE JUST SUPPOSED TO RUN AND HIDE, BEHIND THOSE CITY LIGHTS

 

LIGHTS THAT SAY FORGET HER LOVE, IN A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE

LIGHTS THAT LURE ARE NOTHING BUT, A MASQUERADE FOR TEARS

THEY PAINT A PRETTY PICTURE, BUT MY ARMS CANíT HOLD THEM TIGHT

AND I JUST CANíT SAY I LOVE YOU, TO A STREET OF CITY LIGHTS


COLD, COLD HEART

HANK WILLIAMS

 

(A) I TRIED SO HARD MY DEAR TO SHOW

THAT YOUíRE MY EVERY (E) DREAM

YET YOUíRE AFRAID EACH THING I DO

IS JUST SOME EVIL (A) SCHEME

A MEMíRY FROM YOUR LONESOME PAST

KEEPS US SO FAR A(D)PART

WHY (E) CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD (A) HEART

 

ANOTHER LOVE BEFORE MY TIME

MADE YOUR HEART SAD AND BLUE

AND SO MY HEART IS PAYING NOW

FOR THINGS I DIDNíT DO

IN ANGER UNKIND WORDS ARE SAID

THAT MAKE THE TEARDROPS START

WHY CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD HEART

 

YOUíLL NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH IT HURTS

TO SEE YOU SIT AND CRY

YOU KNOW YOU NEED AND WANT MY LOVE

YET YOUíRE AFRAID TO TRY

WHY DO YOU RUN AND HIDE FROM LIFE?

TO TRY IT JUST AINíT SMART

WHY CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD HEART

 

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I BELIEVED

THAT YOU BELONGED TO ME

BUT NOW I KNOW YOUR HEART IS SHACKLED

TO A MEMORY

THE MORE I LEARN TO CARE FOR YOU

THE MORE WE DRIFT APART

WHY CANíT I FREE YOUR DOUBTFUL MIND

AND MELT YOUR COLD, COLD HEART


COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER

JOHNNY RODRIGUES, BILLY WALKER

 

(E) IN A LITTLE CAF… JUST THE (A) OTHER SIDE OF THE (E) BORDER

SHE WAS SITTING THERE GIVING ME (A) LOOKS, THAT MADE MY MOUTH (E) WATER

SO I (A) STARTED WALKING HER WAY, BUT SHE BELONGED TO BAD MAN JOSE

AND I (B7) KNEW, YES I KNEW I SHOULD LEAVE, BUT I HEARD HER (E) SAY, (A) EH, (E) EH

 

(CHORUS) (A) COME A LITTLE BIT (E) CLOSER, YOUíRE (B7) MY KIND OF MAN

SO BIG AND SO STRONG

COME A LITTLE BIT (E) CLOSER, (B7) IíM ALL ALONE

AND THE NIGHT IS SO (E) LONG

 

HMMM, SO WE STARTED TO DANCE, IN MY ARMS SHE FELT SO INVITING

I JUST COULDNíT RESIST JUST ONE LITTLE KISS SO EXCITING

THEN I HEARD THE GUITAR PLAYER SAY, VAMOOSE JOSEíS ON HIS WAY

AND I KNEW I SHOULD RUN BUT, I HEARD HER SAY, EH, EH (CHORUS)

 

THEN THE MUSIC STOPPED, AND I LOOKED THE CAF… WAS EMPTY

AND I HEARD JOSE SAY MAN YOUíRE IN TROUBLE PLENTY

SO I DROPPED THE DRINK FROM MY HAND, AND THROUGH THE WINDOW I RAN

AND AS I RODE AWAY I COULD HEAR HER SAY TO JOSE, EH, EH (CHORUS)


COOL WATER

SONS OF THE PIONEERS, FRANKIE LAINE, EDDIE ARNOLD

BOB NOLAN

 

(A) ALL DAY I'VE FACED A (E) BARREN WASTE

WITH(D)OUT THE TASTE OF (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

OLD (D) DAN AND I, WITH (E) THROATS BURNED DRY, AND (D) SOULS THAT CRY, FOR (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER

 

(CHORUS) KEEP A-MOVING DAN, DON'T YOU (E) LISTEN TO HIM, DAN

HE'S A (A) DEVIL, NOT A MAN, AND HE'S (E) SPREAD THE BURNING SAND WITH (A) WATER

(D) DAN, CAN YOU SEE THAT (A) BIG GREEN TREE, WHERE THE (D) WATER'S RUNNING FREE, AND IT'S (E) WAITING THERE FOR ME AND (A) YOU

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER

 

THE NIGHTS ARE COOL, AND (E) I'M A FOOL, EACH (D) STAR'S A POOL OF (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

BUT (D) WITH THE DAWN, I'LL (E) WAKE AND YAWN, AND (D) CARRY ON TO (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER (CHORUS)

 

THE SHADOWS SWAY AND (E) SEEM TO SAY TO(D)NIGHT WE PRAY FOR (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

AND (D) WAY UP THERE, HE'LL (E) HEAR OUR PRAYER, AND (D) SHOW US WHERE THERE'S (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER (CHORUS)

 

DAN'S FEET ARE SORE, HE'S (E) YEARNING FOR, JUST (D) ONE THING MORE THAN (E) WATER

COOL (A) WATER

LIKE (D) ME I GUESS HE'D (E) LIKE TO REST WHERE (D) THERE'S NO QUEST FOR (A) WATER

(E) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER, (D) COOL, CLEAR, (A) WATER


CRAZY ARMS

RAY PRICE, THE CHEROKEE COWBOY

RALPH MOONEY, CHARLES SEALS

 

(A) NOW BLUE AINíT THE WORD FOR THE (D) WAY THAT I (A) FEEL

AND THE STORMS BREWING IN THIS HEART OF (E) MINE

(A) THIS AINíT NO CRAZY DREAM I (D) KNOW THAT ITíS (A) REAL

YOUíRE SOMEONE ELSEíS (E) LOVE NOW YOUíRE NOT (A) MINE

 

(CHORUS) CRAZY ARMS THAT REACH TO HOLD SOMEBODY NEW

FOR MY YEARNING HEART KEEPS SAYING YOUíRE NOT MINE

MY TROUBLED MIND KNOWS SOON TO ANOTHER YOUíLL BE WED

AND THATíS WHY IíM LONELY ALL THE TIME

 

SO PLEASE TAKE THE TREASURED DREAMS I HAD FOR YOU AND ME

AND TAKE ALL THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE

SOMEDAY MY CRAZY ARMS WILL HOLD SOMEBODY NEW

BUT NOW IíM SO LONELY ALL THE TIME (CHORUS)


CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

BILLY WALKER

 

(A) ON THE CHISOLM TRAIL IT WAS MIDNIGHT

CARMELLA WAS STRONG ON HIS (D) MIND

BE(E)CAUSE OF THE LIFE HE HAD CHOSEN

CARMELLA HAD LEFT HIM BE(A)HIND

TOO LONG HEíD BEEN EL BANDIDO

CARMELLA HAD LEFT HIM A(D)LONE

BUT TODAY SOMEONE BROUGHT A (A) MESSAGE

SHEíD BEEN (E) SEEN IN OLD SAN AN(A)TONE

 

(CHORUS) (D) CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

RIDE HARD AND IíLL MAKE IT BY DAWN

(A) CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

IíM (E) SAFE WHEN I REACH SAN AN(A)TONE

 

HE GLANCED BACK OVER HIS SHOULDER

THE POSSE WAS NOWHERE IN (D) SIGHT

HEíD (E) SENT FOR CARMELLA TO MEET HIM

ON THE BANKS OF THE BRAZOS TO(A)NIGHT

SHE WAS WAITING AND HE KEPT THE PROMISE

HEíD MADE SUCH A LONG TIME A(D)GO

AS HE DROPPED THE GUNS THAT SHE (A) HATED

IN THE (E) MUDDY BRAZOS BE(A)LOW

 

(D) CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

RIDE HARD AND IíLL MAKE IT BY DAWN

(A) CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO

IíLL (E) WALK STRAIGHT IN OLD SAN AN(A)TONE

 

THEN THE NIGHT CAME ALIVE WITH GUNFIRE

HE KNEW THAT AT LAST HEíD BEEN (D) FOUND

AS THE (E) RANGERíS BADGE SHONE BRIGHTLY

EL BANDIDO LAY ON THE (A) GROUND

CARMELLA KNEW HE WAS DYING

THAT ALL OF HER DREAMS WERE IN (D) VAIN

AS SHE KISSED HIS LIPS FOR THE (A) LAST TIME

SHE (E) HEARD HIM WHISPER A(A)GAIN†† (CHORUS)

CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS

CHARLEY PRIDE

 

(CHORUS) (A) OH THE CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS LIGHT UP THE (E) PAINTINGS ON YOUR WALLS

THE MARBLE STATUETTES ARE STANDING (A) STATELY IN THE

HALL

BUT WILL THE TIMELY CROWD THAT HAD YOU LAUGHING

LOUD HELP YOU (D) DRY YOUR TEARS

WHEN THE (A) NEW WEARS OFF OF YOUR (E) CRYSTAL CHANDE(A)LIERS

 

I NEVER DID FIT IN TOO WELL / WITH THE FOLKS YOU KNEW

AND ITíS PLAIN TO SEE THAT THE LIKES OF ME DONíT FIT WITH YOU

SO YOU TRADED ME FOR THE GAIETY OF THE WELL-TO-DO

AND YOU TURNED AWAY FROM THE LOVE I OFFERED YOU (CHORUS)

 

I SEE YOUR PICTURE IN THE NEWS / MOST EVERY DAY

AND YOUíRE THE CHOSEN GIRL OF THE SOCIAL WORLD SO THE STORIES SAY

BUT A PAPER SMILE ONLY LASTS A WHILE THEN IT FADES AWAY

WHEN THE LOVE WE KNEW WILL COME HOME TO YOU SOME DAY (CHORUS)


DARK MOON

GALE STORM, BONNIE GUITAR

NED MILLER

 

(A) DARK MOON, AWAY UP HIGH, UP IN THE SKY

OH TELL ME WHY, OH TELL ME WHY YOU'VE LOST YOUR (E) SPLENDOR

DARK MOON, WHAT IS THE CAUSE YOUR LIGHT WITHDRAWS, IS IT BECAUSE, IS IT BECAUSE, I'VE LOST MY (A) LOVE [CODA]

 

(D) MORTALS HAVE DREAMS, OF (A) LOVE'S PERFECT SCHEMES

BUT (B7) THEY DON'T REALIZE, THAT (E) LOVE WILL SOMETIMES BRING A

 

(A) DARK MOON, AWAY Ö

(REPEAT)

(REPEAT AGAIN, AND THEN END AT [CODA]


DECK OF CARDS

TEX RITTER

WINK MARTINDALE

 

DURING THE NORTH AFRICA CAMPAIGN, A GROUP OF SOLDIER BOYS HAD BEEN ON A LONG HIKE

THEY CAME TO A LITTLE TOWN CALLED BIZERTA

THE NEXT DAY BEING SUNDAY, SOME OF THE BOYS WENT TO CHURCH

A SERGEANT COMMANDED THE BOYS IN CHURCH

AND AFTER THE CHAPLAIN HAD READ THE PRAYERS, THE TEXT WAS TAKEN UP NEXT

THOSE OF THE BOYS WHO HAD PRAYER BOOKS TOOK THEM OUT

BUT HIS ONE BOY ONLY HAD A DECK OF CARDS, SO HE SPREAD THEM OUT

THE SERGEANT SAW THE CARDS AND SAID, SOLDIER, PUT AWAY THOSE CARDS

AFTER THE SERVICES WERE OVER, THE BOY WAS TAKEN PRISONER, AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE PROVOST MARSHALL

THE MARSHALL SAID, SERGEANT, WHY HAVE YOU BROUGHT THIS MAN HERE

FOR PLAYING CARDS IN CHURCH, SIR

AND WHAT HAVE YOU TO SAY FOR YOURSELF, SON

MUCH SIR, REPLIED THE SOLDIER

THE MARSHALL SAID, I HOPE SO, BECAUSE IF NOT, I SHALL PUNISH YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN WAS EVER PUNISHED

THE BOY SAID, SIR, I HAD BEEN ON A LONG MARCH FOR SIX DAYS

I HAD NEITHER BIBLE NOR PRAYER BOOK

BUT I HOPE TO SATISFY YOU, SIR, WITH THE PURITY OF MY INTENTIONS

AND WITH THAT, THE BOY BEGAN HIS STORY

 

YOU SEE, SIR, WHEN I LOOK AT THE ACE IN MY DECK OF CARDS, I KNOW THERE IS BUT ONE GOD

THE DEUCE TELLS ME THAT THE BIBLE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS

THEN WHEN I SEE THE TREY I THINK OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST

AND WHEN I LOOK AT THE FOUR I REMEMBER THE FOUR GREAT EVANGELISTS WHO PREACHED THE GOSPEL, MATHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN

WHEN I SEE THE FIVE, I THINK OF THE FIVE WISE VIRGINS WHO TRIMMED THE LAMPS

THERE WERE TEN OF THEM; FIVE WERE WISE AND WERE SAVED, FIVE WERE FOOLISH AND WERE CAST OUT

WHEN I LOOK AT THE SIX, I KNOW THAT IN SIX DAYS GOD MADE THE GREAT HEAVEN AND EARTH

AND THE SEVEN TEACHES ME THAT ON THE SEVENTH DAY HE RESTED FROM HIS WORK AND CALLED IT HOLY

WHEN I LOOK AT THE EIGHT, I THINK OF THE EIGHT RIGHTEOUS PERSONS GOD SAVED WHEN HE DESTROYED THE EARTH

THEY WERE NOAH, HIS WIFE, THEIR THREE SONS AND THEIR WIVES

AND WHEN I SEE THE NINE, I THINK OF THE LEPERS OUR SAVIOUR CLEANSED

NINE OUT OF THE TEN DIDN'T EVEN THANK HIM

OF COURSE, WHEN I LOOK AT THE TEN, I ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THAT GOD HANDED DOWN TO MOSES ON THE TABLETS OF STONE

AND WHEN I SEE THE KING, SIR, I KNOW THERE IS BUT ONE KING OF HEAVEN, GOD ALMIGHTY

AND WHEN I LOOK AT THE QUEEN, I THINK OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

THE JACK, OR KNAVE, IS THE DEVIL

WHEN I COUNT THE SPOTS ON MY DECK OF CARDS, I FIND 365, THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN A YEAR

THERE ARE 52 CARDS, THE NUMBER OF WEEKS IN A YEAR

THERE ARE 12 PICTURE CARDS, THE NUMBER OF MONTHS IN A YEAR

THERE ARE FOUR SUITS, THE NUMBER OF WEEKS IN A MONTH

THIRTEEN TRICKS, THE NUMBER OF WEEKS IN A QUARTER

SO YOU SEE, SIR, MY DECK OF CARDS SERVES NOT ONLY AS A BIBLE, ALMANAC, BUT ALSO A PRAYER BOOK

 

FRIENDS, I KNOW THIS STORY IS TRUE, BECAUSE I KNEW THAT SOLDIER

 

(BIZERTA IS A TOWN IN TUNISIA.IT WAS THE SITE OF A MAJOR BATTLE IN 1943, WITH GENERAL HAROLD ALEXANDER IN CHARGE OF BRITISH FORCES.)


DELLA AND THE DEALER

HOYT AXTON

 

(A) IT WAS DELLA AND THE DEALER AND A DOG NAMED JAKE AND A (D) CAT NAMED KALAMAZOO

(E) LEFT THE CITY IN A PICKUP TRUCK, GONNA MAKE SOME DREAMS COME (A) TRUE

YEAH, THEY ROLLED OUT WEST WHERE THE WILD SUN SETS AND THE (D) COYOTE BAYS AT THE MOON

(E) DELLA AND THE DEALER AND A DOG NAMED JAKE AND A CAT NAMED KALAMA(A)ZOO

 

(CHORUS, REPEAT) IF THAT CAT COULD TALK WHAT TALES HEíD TELL

ABOUT (E) DELLA AND THE DEALER AND THE DOG AS WELL

BUT THE CAT WAS COOL AND HE NEVER SAID A MUMBLING (A) WORD

 

DOWN TUCSON WAY THEREíS A SMALL CAF… WHERE THEY PLAY A LITTLE COWBOY TUNE

AND THE GUITAR PLAYER WAS A FRIEND OF MINE, BY THE NAME OF RANDY BOONE

YEAH, RANDY PLAYED HER A SWEET LOVE SONG, AND DELLA GOT A FIRE IN HER EYE

THE DEALER HAD A KNIFE AND THE DOG HAD A GUN AND THE CAT HAD A SHOT OF RYE (CHORUS 2X)

 

YEAH, THE DEALER WAS A KILLER, HE WAS EVIL AND MEAN, AND HE WAS JEALOUS OF THE FIRE IN HER EYE

HE SNORTED HIS COKE THROUGH A CENTURY NOTE, AND HE SWORE THAT BOONE WOULD DIE

YEAH, THE STAGE WAS SET WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, THERE WAS DEATH IN TUCSON TOWN

TWO SHADOWS RAN FROM THE BAR BACK DOOR, AND ONE STAYED ON THE GROUND (CHORUS)(CHORUS)

 

TWO SHADOWS RAN FROM THE BAR THAT NIGHT, AND A DOG AND A CAT RAN TOO

AND THE TIRES GOT HOT ON THE PICKUP TRUCK AS DOWN THE ROAD THEY FLEW

IT WAS DELLA AND HER LOVER AND A DOG NAMED JAKE AND A CAT NAMED KALAMAZOO

LEFT TUCSON IN A PICKUP TRUCK, GONNA MAKE SOME DREAMS COME TRUE

 

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

 

(CHORUS)(CHORUS)(CHORUS)FADE


DETOUR

Elton Britt

Paul Westmoreland
 
(A) Headed down life's crooked road
Lot of things I never knowed
And BEcause of mY not knowin', I now (E) pine
Trouble (A) got in the trail
Spent the (D) next five years in jail
Should have (E) read that DETOUR (A) sign
 
(CHORUS) DE(D)TOUR, there's a muddy road ahead
DE(A)TOUR, paid no mind to what it said
DE(D)TOUR, oh, these bitter things I find
Should have (E) read that DETOUR (A) sign
 
When I got right to the place
where it said "about face"
I thought that all my worries were behind
But the farther I go, the more sorrow I know
Should have read that DETOUR sign (CHORUS)
 
When I got stuck in the mud
all my hopes dropped with a "thud"
I guess that my heart's strings are made of twine
Had no willpower to get, from the hole that I'm in yet
Should have read that DETOUR sign (CHORUS)

DEVIL WOMAN

MARTY ROBBINS

 

(A) I TOLD MARY ABOUT US, I TOLD HER ABOUT OUR GREAT (E) SIN

MARY CRIED AND FORGAVE ME, AND MARY TOOK ME BACK A(A)GAIN

SAID IF I WANTED MY FREEDOM, I COULD BE FREE EVER(D)MORE

BUT I DONíT WANT TO BE, AND (A) I DONíT WANT TO SEE

(E) MARY CRY ANY(A)MORE, OHÖ

 

(CHORUS) DEVIL (E) WOMAN, DEVIL WOMAN (A) LET GO OF ME

DEVIL WOMAN, (E) LET ME BE

AND LEAVE ME ALONE, I (A) WANT TO GO HOME

 

MARY IS WAITING AND WEEPING, DOWN AT OUR SHACK BY THE SEA

EVEN AFTER IíVE HURT HER, MARYíS STILL IN LOVE WITH ME

DEVIL WOMAN, ITíS OVER, TRAPPED NO MORE BY YOUR CHARMS

ĎCAUSE I DONíT WANT TO STAY, I WANT TO GET AWAY

WOMAN LET GO OF MY ARM, OHÖ (CHORUS)

 

DEVIL WOMAN, YOUíRE EVIL, LIKE THE DARK CORAL REEF

LIKE THE WINDS THAT BRING HIGH TIDES, YOU BRING SORROW AND GRIEF

YOU MADE ME ASHAMED TO FACE MARY, BARELY HAD THE STRENGTH TO TELL

SKIES ARE NOT SO BLACK, MARY TOOK ME BACK

MARY HAS BROKEN YOUR SPELL, OHÖ (CHORUS)

 

RUNNING ALONG BY THE SEASHORE, RUNNING AS FAST AS I CAN

EVEN THE SEAGULLS ARE HAPPY, GLAD IíM COMING HOME AGAIN

NEVER AGAIN WILL I EVER, CAUSE ANOTHER TEAR TO FALL

DOWN THE BEACH I SEE, WHAT BELONGS TO ME

THE ONE I WANT MOST OF ALL, OHÖ

 

DEVIL WOMAN, DEVIL WOMAN, DONíT CALL ME

DEVIL WOMAN, LET ME BE

AND LEAVE ME ALONE, IíM GOING BACK HOME


DID SHE MENTION MY NAME?

GORDON LIGHTFOOT

 

(E) ITíS SO NICE TO MEET AN OLD FRIEND AND (A) PASS THE TIME OF DAY

AND (B7) TALK ABOUT THE HOME TOWN A MILLION MILES A(E)WAY

IS THE ICE STILL IN THE RIVER, ARE THE (A) OLD FOLKS STILL THE SAME

AND BY THE (B7) WAY, DID SHE (descending) MENTION MY (E) NAME?

 

DID SHE (A) MENTION MY (B7) NAME JUST IN (E) PASSING

AND WHEN THE MORNING CAME, DO YOU REMEMBER IF SHE DROPPED A NAME OR (B7) TWO

IS THE (E) HOME TEAM STILL ON FIRE, DO THEY (A) STILL WIN ALL THE GAMES

AND BY THE (B7) WAY, DID SHE (ascending) MENTION MY (E) NAME?

 

(instrumental Ė last two lines of first verse)

IS THE LANDLORD STILL A LOSER, DO HIS (A) SIGNS HANG IN THE HALL

ARE THE (B7) YOUNG GIRLS STILL AS PRETTY IN THE CITY IN THE (E) FALL

DOES THE LAUGHTER ON THEIR FACES, STILL (A) PUT THE SUN TO SHAME

AND BY THE (B7) WAY, DID SHE (descending) MENTION MY (E) NAME?

 

DID SHE (A) MENTION MY (B7) NAME JUST IN (E) PASSING

AND WHEN THE TALK RAN HIGH, DID THE LOOK IN HER EYES LOOK FAR A(B7)WAY

IS THE (E) OLD ROOF STILL LEAKING, WHEN THE (A) LATE SNOW TURNS TO RAIN

AND BY THE (B7) WAY, DID SHE (asc) MENTION MY (E) NAME?

 

(instrumental Ė full first verse)

 

DID SHE (A) MENTION MY (B7) NAME JUST IN (E) PASSING

AND LOOKING AT THE RAIN, DO YOU REMEMBER IF SHE DROPPED A NAME OR (B7) TWO

WONíT YOU (E) SAY HELLO FROM SOMEONE, THEREíLL BE (A) NO NEED TO EXPLAIN

AND BY THE (B7) WAY, DID SHE (high, desc) MENTION MY (E) NAME?


DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER?

CHARLEY PRIDE

ROBERTSON, CRUTCHFIELD, CLEMENT

 

(A) DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN (E) YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT?

WHEN I BOUGHT IT FOR YOU DARLING, IT SEEMED TO FIT JUST (A) RIGHT

SHOULD I TAKE IT TO THE JEWELER, SO IT WONíT FIT SO (D) TIGHT?

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR (A) FINGER, WHEN (E) YOU GO OUT AT (A) NIGHT?

 

(G) DID YOU ENJOY YOURSELF LAST NIGHT DEAR, HOW WAS THE (D) SHOW?

YOU KNOW THAT I DONíT MIND IT WHEN YOU (G) GO

I UNDERSTAND, SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED TIME A(C)LONE

BUT WHY (G) DO YOU ALWAYS (D) LEAVE YOUR RING AT (G) HOME?

 

(A) DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOUíRE AWAY FROM ME?

IíM SO PROUD WHEN YOU WEAR IT, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE

SHOULD I TAKE IT TO THE JEWELER, SO IT WONíT FIT SO TIGHT?

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT?

DOES MY RING HURT YOUR FINGER, WHEN YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT?


DONíT BE ANGRY

STONEWALL JACKSON

 

(A) DONíT BE ANGRY WITH ME (D) DARLING

SHOULD I (A) FAIL TO UNDERSTAND

ALL YOUR (E) LITTLE WHIMS AND WISHES ALL THE (A) TIME

JUST REMEMBER THAT IíM (D) DUMB I GUESS

LIKE (A) ANY FOOLISH MAN

AND MY (E) HEAD STAYS SORT OF FOGGY ALL THE (A) TIME

 

WELL I RECALL THE FIRST TIME

THAT I FLIRTED WITH YOU DEAR

WHEN I JOKINGLY SAID COME AND BE MY BRIDE

NOW THAT TIME HAS TURNED THE PAGES

ITíS THE SWEETEST JOKE ON EARTH

THAT IíLL HAVE YOU HERE FOREVER BY MY SIDE

 

MAYBE SOMEDAY YOUíRE GONNA HURT ME

IíVE BEEN HURT IN LOVE BEFORE

ONLY GOD CAN KNOW, AND TIME ALONE WILL TELL

IN THE MEANTIME IíLL KEEP LOVING YOU

WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL

AND PRAY GOD TO LET IT LAST IF ITíS HIS WILL (REPEAT 1ST VERSE)


DON'T DROP IT

FARGO TANNER

 

(CHORUS) (A) YOU TAKE MY HEART FOR A RIDE AND WHEN YOU LAY IT ASIDE, IT'S (E) BROKEN

YOU DRAG IT AROUND LIKE A SACK, WHEN YOU COME DRAGGING IT BACK, IT'S (A) SMOKING

(D) I'LL SAY IT DON'T MATTER TILL THE DAY THAT I'M WED

BUT (A) EACH TIME I KISS YOU I FORGET WHAT I SAID

I LET YOU (E) KEEP IT TONIGHT, IF YOU WILL (D) HOLD IT SO (E) TIGHT, DON'T (A) DROP IT

 

YOU BREAK IT UP LIKE A PLATE, BEFORE A QUARTER TO EIGHT, NO JOKING

THEN ALONG ABOUT TEN YOU'RE GONNA BREAK IT AGAIN, HEART-BROKEN

I'LL PUT IT BACK TOGETHER TILL I RUN OUT OF GLUE

BUT HOLDING YOU CLOSE IíLL TELL YOU WHAT I WILL DO

I'LL LET YOU KEEP IT TONIGHT IF YOU'LL HOLD IT SO TIGHT

DON'T DROP IT

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

ÖDON'T DROP ITÖDONíT BREAK ITÖ

THE WAY I LOVE YOU BABY, WELL I GUESS IT'S A SIN

AND EVEN THOUGH I KNOW YOU'RE GONNA BREAK IT AGAIN

I'LL LET YOU KEEP IT TONIGHT IF YOU WILL HOLD IT SO TIGHT

DON'T DROP IT


DONíT EVER LOVE ME

HARRY BELAFONTE, LORD BURGESS

(SAME MUSIC AS "YELLOW BIRD")

 

(C) WHILE IN THAT GAY TROPIC ISLE

I FIRST SAW THAT MAIDENíS (G) SMILE

THOUGH I HAD FAILED IN THE PAST

I SAID THIS IS TRUE LOVE AT (C) LAST

BUT (Am) THEN SHE WHISPERED TO ME

THAT (D7) OUR LOVE NEVER COULD (G, G7) BE

 

(CHORUS) (C) DESTINY, OH (G7) WHEN WILL I SEE THE (C) DAY

HOPELESSLY, IíVE (G7) WANDERED SO LONG THIS (C) WAY

(F) THIS COULD NEVER BE, (C) SHE SAID PLEADINGLY

(G) DONíT EVER LOVE ME, (C) IíM JUST FANCY FREE

(F) THIS COULD NEVER BE, (C) SHE SAID PLEADINGLY

(G) DONíT EVER LOVE (C) ME

 

OUR LOVE WAS MOTION AND GRACE

THE MOONLIGHT SOFT ON HER FACE

I HELD HER CLOSE IN MY ARMS

MY HEART WAS QUICK TO HER CHARMS

BUT THEN I SAW IN HER GLANCE

IT WAS JUST AN EVENINGíS ROMANCE

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN?

RICKY VAN SHELTON

 

(A) I LAUGHED IT OFF WHEN SHE LEFT, I THOUGHT SHE'D (D) COME BACK A(A)GAIN

DON'T WE (D) ALL HAVE THE (A) RIGHT TO BE (E) WRONG NOW AND THEN

SHE WON'T COME (A) HOME, SHE SAYS HER LOVE WILL NEVER (D) BE MINE A(A)GAIN

DON'T WE (D) ALL HAVE THE (A) RIGHT TO BE (E) WRONG NOW AND (A) THEN

 

GUESS I (B7) WASN'T SO SMART AFTER (E) ALL

I FOR(B7)GOT THAT WITH LOVE, THERE ARE (E) TWO WAYS TO FALL

I LAUGHED IT OFF WHEN SHE LEFT, I THOUGHT SHE'D COME BACK AGAIN

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

GUESS I WASN'T SO SMART AFTER ALL

I FORGOT THAT WITH LOVE, THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO FALL

SHE WON'T COME HOME, SHE SAYS HER LOVE WILL NEVER BE MINE AGAIN

DON'T WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG NOW AND THEN

 

(REPEAT LAST LINE)


DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL

NED MILLER

 

(A) HE COULDNíT MOVE A MOUNTAIN

OR PULL DOWN A BIG OAK (E) TREE

BUT MY DADDY BECAME A MIGHTY BIG MAN

WITH A SIMPLE PHILOSO(A)PHY

 

(CHORUS) DO WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL BOY

DO WHAT YOU DO, DO (E) WELL

GIVE YOUR LOVE AND ALL OF YOUR HEART

AND DO WHAT YOU DO, DO (A) WELL

 

SOMETIMES HEíD KISS MY MOTHER

AND HOLD HER TENDERLY

THEN HEíD LOOK ACROSS THE TOP OF HER HEAD

THEN HEíD WINK AND HEíD SAY TO ME (CHORUS)

 

NOW HE WAS A MAN OF LAUGHTER

BUT IF A TRAGEDY CAME BY

THE TEARS RAN FREE AND HEíD SAY TO ME

ďNEVER BE AFRAID TO CRYĒ (CHORUS)

 

TODAY I STILL REMEMBER

JUST LIKE YESTERDAY

ĎBOUT A MIGHTY BIG MAN WITH A MIGHTY BIG HEART

AND A MIGHTY FEW WORDS TO SAY (CHORUS)


DROP KICK ME, JESUS

BOBBY BARE

PAUL CRAFT

 

(CHORUS) (A) DROP KICK ME, JESUS, THROUGH THE GOALPOSTS OF (E) LIFE

END OVER END, NEITHER LEFT NOR THE (A) RIGHT

STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THOSE RIGHTEOUS UP(D)RIGHTS

DROP KICK ME, (A) JESUS, THROUGH THE (E) GOALPOSTS OF (A) LIFE

 

MAKE ME, OH, MAKE ME, LORD, (E) MORE THAN I AM

MAKE ME A PIECE IN YOUR MASTER GAME (A) PLAN

FREE FROM THE EARTHLY TEMPESTION BE(D)LOW

IíVE GOT THE (A) WILL, LORD, IF (E) YOUíVE GOT THE (A) TOE (CHORUS)

 

BRING ON THE BROTHERS WHOíVE GONE ON BEFORE

AND ALL OF THE SISTERS WHOíVE KNOCKED AT YOUR DOOR

AND ALL THE DEPARTED DEAR LOVED ONES OF MINE

AND STICK ĎEM UP FRONT IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE (CHORUS)

 

(CHORUS)(CHORUS)(FADE)


EL CONDOR PASA (IF I COULD)

PAUL SIMON, ART GARFUNKEL

 

(Am) I'D RATHER BE A SPARROW THAN A (C) SNAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I COULD, I SURELY (Am) WOULD (M-M)

I'D RATHER BE A HAMMER THAN A (C) NAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I ONLY COULD, I SURELY (Am) WOULD (M-M)

 

A(F)WAY, I'D RATHER SAIL AWAY

LIKE A (C) SWAN THAT'S HERE AND GONE

A (F) MAN GETS TIED UP TO THE GROUND

HE GIVES THE (C) WORLD ITS SADDEST SOUND

ITS SADDEST (Am) SOUND (M-M M-M)

 

I'D RATHER BE A FOREST THAN A (C) STREET

YES I WOULD, IF I COULD, I SURELY (Am) WOULD

I'D RATHER FEEL THE EARTH BENEATH MY (C) FEET

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

 

(INSTRUMENTAL OF VERSE 2)

 


EL CONDOR PASA (IF I COULD)

PAUL SIMON, ART GARFUNKEL

 

(Em) I'D RATHER BE A SPARROW THAN A (G) SNAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I COULD, I SURELY (Em) WOULD (M-M)

I'D RATHER BE A HAMMER THAN A (G) NAIL

YES I WOULD, IF I ONLY COULD, I SURELY (Em) WOULD (M-M)

 

A(C)WAY, I'D RATHER SAIL AWAY

LIKE A (G) SWAN THAT'S HERE AND GONE

A (C) MAN GETS TIED UP TO THE GROUND

HE GIVES THE (G) WORLD ITS SADDEST SOUND

ITS SADDEST (Em) SOUND (M-M M-M)

 

I'D RATHER BE A FOREST THAN A (G) STREET

YES I WOULD, IF I COULD, I SURELY (Em) WOULD

I'D RATHER FEEL THE EARTH BENEATH MY (G) FEET

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

 

(INSTRUMENTAL OF VERSE 2)


ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

ROGER MILLER

 

(A) ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

COMING DOWN THAT RAILROAD LINE

HOW MUCH FARTHER BACK DID SHE GET (E) OFF?

OH THAT SUITCASE THAT SHE CARRIED

IíVE LOOKED FOR IT EVERYWHERE, IT

JUST AINíT HERE AMONG THE REST, AND

(A) IíM A LITTLE UPSET, YES, TELL ME

 

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

COMING DOWN THAT RAILROAD LINE

I KNOW SHE GOT ON IN BALTI(D)MORE

A HUNDRED AND TEN MILES AINíT MUCH DISTANCE

(A) BUT IT SURE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

(E) I DONíT THINK SHE LOVES ME ANY(A)MORE

 

(START LOW, RAISE PITCH) I WARNED HER OF THE DANGERS

DONíT SPEAK TO STRANGERS

DID BY CHANCE SHE FIND NEW ROMANCE

(E) WARMER LIPS TO KISS HER

ARMS TO HOLD HER TIGHTER

STIRRING NEW FIRES INSIDE HER

HOW I WISH THAT IT WAS ME

IN(A)STEAD OF HE THAT (E) STANDS BESIDE HER

 

(A) ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE

COMING DOWN THE RAILROAD LINE

I KNOW SHE GOT ON IN BALTIMORE

A HUNDRED AND TEN MILES AINíT MUCH DISTANCE

BUT IT SURE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

I DONíT THINK SHE LOVES ME ANYMORE

NO, I DONíT THINK SHE LOVES ME ANYMORE


Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Connie Francis

JACK KELLER, HowARD Greenfield
 
(G) The tears I cried for you could fill an (C) Ocean
But (D) you don't care how many tears I (G) cry
And though you only lead me on and (C) hurt me
I (G) couldn't bring my(D)self to say good(G)bye
 
(CHORUS) 'CAUSE everybody's somebody's (C) fool
(D) Everybody's somebody's (G) plaything
And there are no exceptions to the (C) ru-u-ule
Yes, (G) everybody's (D) somebody's (G) fool
 
I told myself it's best that I forget you
Though I'm a fool at least I know the score
BUT darlin' I'd be twice as blue without you
It hurts but I'd come runnin' back for more (CHORUS)
 
Someday you'll find someone you really care for
And if her love should prove to be untrue
You'll know how much this heart of mine is breakin'
You'll cry for her the way I cry for you
 
Yes, everybody's somebody's fool
Everybody's somebody's plaything
And there are no exceptions to the ru-u-ule
YES, EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL
 
(peak Billboard position # 1 in 1960)

EVIL ON YOUR MIND

JAN HOWARD

 

(G) YOU SAY I NEED A REST, WHY DON'T I GO AND SEE MY SISTER WAY OUT (C) WEST

WELL, THAT'S (D) VERY THOUGHTFUL OF YOU DEAR AND I'M REALLY TOUCHED WITH ALL THIS TENDER(G)NESS

WELL, WE WOMEN ARE SUSPICIOUS THINGS, WE KNOW THAT MEN AREN'T BORN WITH WINGS, WHAT'S MAKING YOU SO (C) KIND?

NOW (D) I'M NOT SMART, BUT I'M NOT BLIND AND I THINK THAT YOU'VE GOT EVIL ON YOUR (G) MIND

 

YOU THINK THAT YOU'VE BEEN GOOD ABOUT AS LONG AS MOST RED-BLOODED HE-MEN COULD

WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR SO LONG AND I KNOW ANOTHER PASTURE'S LOOKING GOOD

DON'T THINK THAT OTHER MEN DON'T LOOK AT ME THAT CERTAIN WAY FROM TIME TO TIME

DON'T THINK THAT YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE THAT MUST CONTEND WITH EVIL ON YOUR MIND

 

YOUR (A) MIND IS IN A HAREM AND SURROUNDED BY EXOTIC DANCING (D) GIRLS

YOU'RE (A) HEARING PRETTY MUSIC AS THEY RUN THEIR SLENDER FINGERS THROUGH YOUR (D) CURLS (AH, DREAM ON, BABY)

I (G) THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS AND THE CANDY, HONEY, THAT WAS VERY (C) KIND

FOR (D) THAT'S YOUR WAY OF TELLING ME YOU'RE SORRY FOR THE EVIL ON YOUR (G) MIND


FADED LOVE

PATSY CLINE

BOB WILLS, JOHNNY WILLS

 

(D. LOW) AS I LOOK AT THE LETTERS, THAT (G) YOU WROTE TO ME

ITíS (D) YOU THAT I AM THINKING (A) OF

AS I (D) READ THE LINES THAT TO (G) ME WERE SO DEAR

I RE(D)MEMBER OUR (A) FADED (D) LOVE

 

(CHORUS) (HIGH) I MISS YOU DARLING, MORE AND (G) MORE EVERY DAY

AS (D) HEAVEN WOULD MISS THE STARS A(A)BOVE

WITH (D) EVERY HEARTBEAT I STILL (G) THINK OF YOU

AND RE(A7)MEMBER OUR (A) FADED (D) LOVE

 

AS I THINK OF THE PAST, AND ALL THE PLEASURES WE HAD

AS I WATCH THE MATING OF THE DOVE

IT WAS IN THE SPRINGTIME THAT YOU SAID GOODBYE

I REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE

 

(CHORUS) AND REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE

AND REMEMBER OUR FADED LOVE


FEET

RAY PRICE

 

(G) FEET, WALK ME DOWN TO (Am) MEMORY STREET

(D7) BACK TO WHERE WE (D) USED TO MEET

BEFORE SHE SAID GOOD(G)BYE (D7)

 

AND (G) EYES, LOOK FOR HER A(Am)LONG THE WAY

AND (D7) IF YOU SEE HER (D) THERE TODAY

PROMISE ME YOU WON'T (G) CRY

 

(C) HANDS, TRY TO KEEP FROM (G) REACHING OUT

GIVE HER A CHANCE TO (D7) THINK ABOUT

WHEN SHE WAS (G) MINE

 

O (C) LIPS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL (G) WHAT YOU SAY

WE DON'T WANT TO FRIGHTEN (D) HER AWAY

THIS (C/D7)TIME

 

O (G) HEART, PULL YOURSELF TO(Am)GETHER NOW

AND (D7) TRY TO GET HER (D) BACK SOMEHOW

AND HELP ME BACK ON MY (C/D/G) FEET

 

(REPEAT FROM "HANDS")


FOOL NUMBER ONE

BRENDA LEE

KATHRYN R FULTON

 

(C) AM I (G) FOOL NUMBER ONE, OR AM I (C) FOOL NUMBER TWO

(G) HOW/ MANY OTHER GIRLS (FOOLS)/ (C) HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY YOU

I SUP(F)POSE/ THAT THE NUMBER/ IS (C) FAR FROM BEING SMALL

AND I'LL (G) BET/ THAT I'M THE BIGGEST FOOL OF (C) ALL

 

IF (F) I/ HAD THE CHANCE/ I GUESS I'D (C) DO IT ALL AGAIN

I'D GO (G) DOWN THAT SAME OLD ROAD/ EVEN (C) KNOWING/ AT THE END

YOU'D LEAVE (F) ME/ WHEN YOUR HEART HEARS/ A NEW LOVE (C) CALL

SO I (G) GUESS/ THAT I'M THE BIGGEST FOOL OF (C) ALL

 

AM I FOOL NUMBER ONE, OR AM I FOOL NUMBER TWO

HOW MANY OTHER GIRLS (FOOLS) HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY YOU

I SUPPOSE THAT THE NUMBER IS FAR FROM BEING SMALL

AND I GUESS THAT I'M THE BIGGEST FOOL OF ALL


FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY

WILLIE NELSON

 

WELL, HEL(A)LO THERE, (D) MY ITíS BEEN A LONG, LONG (A) TIME

HOWíM I DOING? (D) OH, I GUESS THAT IíM DOING (A) FINE

ITíS BEEN SO LONG NOW, AND IT (A7) SEEMS THAT IT WAS (D) ONLY YESTER(B7)DAY

GEE, AINíT IT (E7) FUNNY, HOW TIME SLIPS A(A)WAY

 

HOWíS YOUR (A) NEW LOVE, (D) I HOPE THAT HEíS DOING (A) FINE

I HEARD YOU TOLD HIM THAT YOUíD (D) LOVE HIM TILL THE END OF (A) TIME

NOW THATíS THE SAME THING THAT YOU (A7) TOLD ME, IT SEEMS LIKE (D) JUST THE OTHER (B7) DAY

GEE, AINíT IT (E7) FUNNY, HOW TIME SLIPS A(A)WAY

 

GOTTA (A) GO NOW, (D) GUESS IíLL SEE YOU A(A)ROUND

DONíT KNOW WHEN THOUGH, NEVER (D) KNOW WHEN IíLL BE BACK IN (A) TOWN

BUT REMEMBER WHAT I (A7) TELL YOU THAT IN (D) TIME YOUíRE GONNA (B7) PAY

AND ITíS SUR(E7)PRISING HOW TIME SLIPS A(A)WAY


FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

JIMMIE RODGERS

 

(A) FRANKIE AND JOHNNY WERE SWEETHEARTS

OH, LORD, HOW THEY DID LOVE

(D) SWORE TO BE TRUE TO EACH OTHER

TRUE AS THE STARS A(A)BOVE

HE WAS HER (E) MAN, HE WOULDN'T DO HER (A) WRONG

 

FRANKIE WENT DOWN TO THE CORNER

JUST FOR A BUCKET OF BEER

SHE SAID, MR BARTENDER

HAS MY LOVING JOHNNY BEEN HERE

HE'S MY MAN, HE WOULDN'T DO ME WRONG

 

I DON'T WANT TO CAUSE YOU NO TROUBLE

I AIN'T GONNA TELL YOU NO LIES

I SAW YOUR LOVER AN HOUR AGO

WITH A GIRL NAMED NELLIE BLY

HE WAS YOUR MAN, BUT HE'S DOING YOU WRONG

 

FRANKIE LOOKED OVER THE TRANSOM

SHE SAW TO HER SURPRISE

THERE ON A COT SAT JOHNNY

MAKING LOVE TO NELLY BLY

HE'S MY MAN, AND HE'S DOING ME WRONG

 

FRANKIE DREW BACK HER KIMONO

SHE TOOK OUT A LITTLE FORTY-FOUR

ROOTY-TOOT-TOOT, THREE TIMES SHE SHOT

RIGHT THROUGH THAT HARDWOOD DOOR

SHE SHOT HER MAN, HE WAS DOING HER WRONG

 

BRING OUT THE RUBBER-TOP BUGGY(?)

BRING OUT THE RUBBER TOP HAT(?)

I'M TAKING MY MAN TO THE GRAVEYARD

BUT I AIN'T GONNA BRING HIM BACK

LORD, HE WAS MY MAN, BUT HE DONE ME WRONG

 

BRING OUT A THOUSAND POLICEMEN

BRING 'EM AROUND TODAY

LOCK ME DOWN IN THE DUNGEON CELL

AND THROW THAT KEY AWAY

I SHOT MY MAN, HE WAS DOING ME WRONG

 

FRANKIE SAID TO THE WARDEN

WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO

THE WARDEN, HE SAID TO FRANKIE

IT'S THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR YOU

'CAUSE YOU SHOT YOUR MAN, HE WAS DOING YOU WRONG

 

THIS STORY HAS NO MORAL

THIS STORY HAS NO END

THIS STORY/ JUST GOES TO SHOW

THAT THERE AIN'T NO GOOD IN MEN

HE WAS HER MAN, AND HE WAS DOING HER WRONG


FROM A JACK TO A KING

NED MILLER

 

(G) FROM A JACK TO A KING

FROM LONELINESS TO A (D) WEDDING RING

I PLAYED AN ACE AND I WON A QUEEN

AND WALKED AWAY WITH YOUR (G) HEART

 

FROM A JACK TO A KING

WITH NO REGRET I STACKED THE CARDS LAST NIGHT

AND LADY LUCK PLAYED HER HAND JUST RIGHT

TO MAKE ME KING OF YOUR HEART

 

FOR JUST A (C) LITTLE WHILE

I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD (G) LOSE THE GAME

THEN JUST IN (A) TIME I SAW

THE TWINKLE (A7) IN YOUR (D) EYE

 

FROM A (G) JACK TO A KING

FROM LONELINESS TO A WEDDING RING

I PLAYED AN ACE AND I WON A QUEEN

YOU MADE ME KING OF YOUR HEART


GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

RIDERS IN THE SKY

SONS OF THE PIONEERS, FRANKIE LAINE, JOHNNY CASH

STAN JONES

 

(Am) AN OLD COWPOKE WENT RIDING OUT ONE (C) DARK AND WINDY DAY

UP(Am)ON A RIDGE HE RESTED AS HE WENT ALONG HIS WAY

WHEN ALL AT ONCE A MIGHTY HERD OF RED-EYED COWS HE SAW

A-(F)PLOUGHINí THROUGH THE RAGGED SKIES, AND (Am) UP A CLOUDY DRAW

YI-PI-I-(C)AY, YI-PI-I-(Am)O, (F) GHOST HERD IN THE (Am) SKY

(OR: I-AY, YI-PI-I-O)

 

THEIR BRANDS WERE STILL ON FIRE AND THEIR HOOVES WERE MADE OF STEEL

THEIR HORNS WERE BLACK AND SHINY AND THEIR HOT BREATH HE COULD FEEL

A BOLT OF FEAR WENT THROUGH HIM AS THEY THUNDERED THROUGH THE SKY

FOR HE SAW THE RIDERS COMING HARD, AND HE HEARD THEIR MOURNFUL CRY

YI-PI-I-AY, YI-PI-I-O, GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

 

THEIR FACES GAUNT THEIR EYES WERE BLURRED THEIR SHIRTS ALL SOAKED WITH SWEAT

THEYíRE RIDINí HARD TO CATCH THAT HERD BUT THEY AINíT CAUGHT THEM YET

FOR THEYíVE GOT TO RIDE FOREVER ON THAT RANGE UP IN THE SKY

ON HORSES SNORTINí FIRE, AS THEY RIDE ON HEAR THEM CRY, (I-AYÖ)

 

AS THE RIDERS LOPED ON BY HIM HE HEARD ONE CALL HIS NAME

"IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR SOUL FROM HELL A-RIDING ON OUR RANGE

THEN COWBOY CHANGE YOUR WAYS TODAY OR WITH US YOU WILL RIDE

A-TRYIN' TO CATCH THE DEVIL'S HERD, ACROSS THESE ENDLESS SKIES" (I-AYÖ, THE GHOST HERD IN THE SKY, GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY)


GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD

BILLY WALKER

MARVIN RAINWATER

 

(A) GONNA FIND ME A (D) BLUEBIRD

LET HIM SING ME A (A) SONG

ĎCAUSE MY HEARTíS BEEN (E) BROKEN

(D) MUCH (E) TOO (A) LONG

 

GONNA CHASE ME A RAINBOW

THROUGH A HEAVEN OF BLUE

ĎCAUSE IíM ALL THROUGH CRYING

OVER YOU

 

THERE WAS A (D) TIME

MY LOVE WAS (A) NEEDED

MY LIFE COM(E)PLETED

MY DREAMS COME (A) TRUE

 

THEN CAME THE (D) TIME

MY LIFE WAS (A) HAUNTED

MY LOVE UN(E)WANTED

(D) ALL (E) FOR (A) YOU

 

(REPEAT FIRST TWO VERSES)


GOTTA TRAVEL ON

THE KINGSTON TRIO, BILLY GRAMMER

PAUL CLAYTON, LARRY EHRLICH, DAVE LAZER, FRED HELLERMAN, PETER SEEGER, LEE HAYS, RONNIE GILBERT

 

(CHORUS) (E) IíVE LAID AROUND AND PLAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

SUMMERíS ALMOST GONE, YES, (A) WINTERíS COMING (E) ON

IíVE LAID AROUND AND PLAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

AND I (A) FEEL LIKE IíVE (B7) GOTTA TRAVEL (E) ON

 

PAPA WRITES TO JOHNNY, BUT JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME

JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME, NO JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME

PAPA WRITES TO JOHNNY, BUT JOHNNY CANíT COME HOME

ĎCAUSE HEíS BEEN ON THAT CHAIN GANG TOO LONG

 

HIGH SHERIFF AND POLICE, RIDING AFTER ME

RIDING AFTER ME, YES, COMING AFTER ME

HIGH SHERIFF AND POLICE, RIDING AFTER ME

AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOTTA TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)

 

WANT TO SEE MY HONEY, WANT TO SEE HER BAD

WANT TO SEE HER BAD, OH, WANT TO SEE HER BAD

WANT TO SEE MY HONEY, WANT TO SEE HER BAD

SHEíS THE BEST GAL THIS POOR BOY EVER HAD

 

(CHORUS) + TRAVEL ON, TRAVEL ON


GOTTA TRAVEL ON

HARRY BELAFONTE

CLAYTON, LAZAR, SIX, EHRLICH

 

(CHORUS) IíVE LAID AROUND AND STAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

SUMMERíS ALMOST GONE, YES, SUMMER'S ALMOST GONE

IíVE LAID AROUND AND STAYED AROUND THIS OLD TOWN TOO LONG

AND I FEEL LIKE IíVE GOT TO TRAVEL ON

 

THERE'S A LONESOME FREIGHT AT 6:08 COMING THROUGH THE TOWN

COMING THROUGH THE TOWN, YES I'LL BE HOMEWARD BOUND

THERE'S A LONESOME FREIGHT AT 6:08 COMING THROUGH THE TOWN

AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)

 

I'VE WAITED HERE FOR 'MOST A YEAR, WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE

WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE, HOPING YOU'D CHANGE YOUR MIND

I'VE WAITED HERE FOR 'MOST A YEAR, WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SHINE

NOW I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)

 

JUL' EVENIN' WILL SOON BEGIN, I'LL BE ON MY WAY

GONNA GO SOME DAY, YES, GOING HOME TO STAY

YES, JUL' EVENIN' WILL SOON BEGIN, I'LL BE ON MY WAY

AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE GOT TO TRAVEL ON (CHORUS)


HAITI CHERIE

HARRY BELAFONTE, L BURGESS

 

(CHORUS) (G) HAITI CHERIE, SAYS HAITI IS MY BE(D7)LOVED LAND

OH, I NEVER KNEW THAT IíD HAVE TO LEAVE YOU TO (G) UNDERSTAND

JUST HOW MUCH I MISS THE (C) GALLANT CITADEL

WHERE DAYS LONG A(G)GO, BRAVE MEN (D) SERVED THIS COUNTRY (G) WELL

 

WHERE SUN IS BRIGHT, AND EVENING WITH SOFT MOONLIGHT

A SHADING TREE, CREOLE MAIDEN FOR COMPANY

A GENTLE BREEZE, A WARM CARESS IF YOU PLEASE

WORK, LAUGHTER AND PLAY, YES, WEíLL ALWAYS BE THIS WAY (CHORUS)

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

HAITI CHERIE, NOW IíVE RETURNED TO YOUR SOIL SO DEAR

LET ME HEAR AGAIN THE THINGS THAT GIVE MUSIC TO MY EAR

THE SHEPHERDíS HORN THAT WELCOMES THE RISING MORN

WHEN ROADS OVERFLOW AS CROWDS TO IRON MARKET GO

 

(THEN SECOND VERSE)


HALF AS MUCH

CURLEY WILLIAMS

 

(A) IF YOU LOVED ME HALF AS MUCH AS I LOVE YOU

YOU WOULDNíT WORRY ME HALF AS MUCH AS YOU (E) DO

YOUíRE NICE TO (A) ME WHEN THEREíS NO ONE ELSE A(D)ROUND

YOU ONLY (B7) BUILD ME UP TO LET ME (E) DOWN

 

IF YOU (A) MISSED ME HALF AS MUCH AS I MISS YOU

YOU WOULDNíT STAY AWAY HALF AS MUCH AS YOU (E) DO

I KNOW THAT (A) I WOULD NEVER BE THIS (D) BLUE

IF YOU (E) ONLY LOVED ME HALF AS MUCH AS I LOVE (A) YOU


HANDCUFFED TO LOVE

HANK SNOW

JERRY WILLIAMS - HOPE HARLOW

 

(A) I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE (E) ONLY LOVE I (A) KNEW

YET I'VE (D) NEVER COMMITTED ANY (A) CRIME

LIKE A (D) PRISONER ALONE IN HIS (A) CELL

I'M (E) HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS (A) MINE

 

THERE'S (D) NO WAY OUT AND NO ONE TO EASE MY (A) PAIN

MY (B7) MEMORIES ARE HAUNTING ME IN (E) VAIN

YOU (A) PROMISED TO BE (E) ALWAYS BY MY (A) SIDE

FOR(D)EVER UNTIL THE END OF (A) TIME

NOW YOU'RE (D) LAUGHING AT THE TEARS I CANNOT (A) HIDE

I'M (E) HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS (A) MINE

 

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE ONLY LOVE I KNEW

LIKE A PRISONER I'M SERVING A LIFE TIME

OH, LORD I NEED YOUR HELPING HAND

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE

 

THERE'S NO WAY OUT AND NO ONE TO EASE MY PAIN

MY MEMORIES ARE HAUNTING ME IN VAIN

I PRAY YOU WILL RETURN TO ME

AND REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF TIME

PLEASE OPEN THE PATHWAY TO YOUR HEART

I'M HANDCUFFED TO THE LOVE I THOUGHT WAS MINE


HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?

JIM REEVES

SCOTT WISEMAN

 

(A) HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I (E) LOVE YOU?

COULD I TELL YOU ONCE AGAIN SOME(A)HOW?

HAVE I (D) TOLD WITH ALL MY HEART AND (A) SOUL HOW I ADORE YOU?

WELL (E) DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU (A) NOW

 

(CHORUS) MY WORLD WOULD (D) END TODAY IF I SHOULD (A) LOSE YOU

IíM NO (E) GOOD WITHOUT YOU ANY(A)HOW

THIS HEART WOULD (D) BREAK IN TWO IF YOU RE(A)FUSED ME

WELL (E) DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU (A) NOW

 

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY HOW I MISS YOU?

WHEN THE STARS ARE SHINING IN THE SKY

HAVE I TOLD YOU WHY THE NIGHTS ARE LONG, WHEN YOUíRE NOT WITH ME?

WELL DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU NOW (CHORUS)

 

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY WHEN IíM SLEEPING?

EVERY DREAM I DREAM IS YOU SOMEHOW

HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW IíD LIKE TO SHARE MY LOVE FOREVER?

WELL DARLING, IíM TELLING YOU NOW (CHORUS)


HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY? (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BLUE?)

JIM REEVES, PATSY CLINE

WORDS BY GEORGE BROWN, MUSIC BY PETER DeROSE

 

(G) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (C) LONE(G)LY?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (D) BLUE?

HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEONE

JUST AS I LOVE (G) YOU?

 

CANíT YOU (G7) SEE IíM (C) SORRY

FOR EACH MISTAKE IíVE (G) MADE?

CANíT YOU SEE IíVE (D) CHANGED DEAR

(A7) CANíT YOU SEE IíVE (D) PAID?

 

BE A LITTLE FOR(C)GIV(G)ING

TAKE ME BACK IN YOUR (D) HEART

HOW CAN I GO ON LIVING

NOW THAT WEíRE A(G)PART

IF YOU (C) KNEW WHAT IíVE BEEN THROUGH

YOU WOULD (G) KNOW WHY (C) I ASK (G) YOU

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (D) LONELY?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (G) BLUE?


HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

RAY PRICE

HARLAN HOWARD

 

(D) HEARTACHE NUMBER ONE WAS WHEN YOU (G) LEFT ME

I (A) NEVER KNEW THAT I COULD HURT THIS (D) WAY

AND HEARTACHE NUMBER TWO WAS WHEN YOU (G) CAME BACK AGAIN

(A) YOU CAME BACK BUT NEVER MEANT TO (D) STAY

 

(CHORUS) NOW IíVE GOT HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER, (G) TROUBLES BY THE SCORE

(A) EVERY DAY YOU LOVE ME LESS, EACH DAY I LOVE YOU (D) MORE

YES IíVE GOT HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER, A (G) LOVE THAT I CANíT WIN

BUT THE (A) DAY THAT I STOP COUNTING, THATíS THE DAY MY WORLD WILL (D) END

 

HEARTACHE NUMBER THREE WAS WHEN YOU CALLED ME

AND SAID THAT YOU WERE COMING BACK TO STAY

WITH HOPEFUL HEART I WAITED FOR YOUR KNOCK ON MY DOOR

I WAITED BUT YOU MUST HAVE LOST YOUR WAY

 

(REPEAT CHORUS)


HEíLL HAVE TO GO

JIM REEVES

JOE ALLISON, AUDREY ALLISON

 

(A) PUT YOUR SWEET LIPS A LITTLE (D) CLOSER TO THE (A) PHONE

LETíS PRETEND THAT WEíRE TOGETHER ALL A(E)LONE

IíLL TELL THE (A) MAN TO TURN THE JUKEBOX WAY DOWN (D) LOW

AND YOU CAN (A) TELL YOUR FRIEND THERE (E) WITH YOU

HEíLL HAVE TO (A) GO

 

WHISPER TO ME, TELL ME DO YOU LOVE ME TRUE

OR IS HE HOLDING YOU, THE WAY I DO

THOUGH LOVE IS BLIND, MAKE UP YOUR MIND, IíVE GOT TO KNOW

SHOULD I HANG UP, OR WILL YOU TELL HIM

HEíLL HAVE TO GO

 

YOU CANíT (D) SAY THE WORDS I WANT TO HEAR

WHILE YOUíRE (A) WITH ANOTHER MAN

IF YOU (D) WANT ME ANSWER "YES" OR "NO"

DARLING (A) I WILL UNDER(E)STAND

 

PUT YOUR SWEET LIPS A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE PHONE

LETíS PRETEND THAT WEíRE TOGETHER ALL ALONE

IíLL TELL THE MAN TO TURN THE JUKEBOX WAY DOWN LOW

AND YOU CAN TELL YOUR FRIEND THERE WITH YOU

HEíLL HAVE TO GO


HELLO WALLS

FARON YOUNG, WILLIE NELSON

WILLIE NELSON (RECORDED IN C, WITH BRIDGE TO D/G)

 

(A) HELLO WALLS, HOWíD THINGS (D) GO FOR YOU TO(A)DAY?

DONíT YOU MISS HER, SINCE SHE (E) UP AND WALKED AWAY

AND I (D) BET YOU DREAD TO SPEND ANOTHER (A) LONELY NIGHT WITH ME

BUT, (D) LONELY WALLS, IíLL (E) KEEP YOU COMPA(A)NY

 

HELLO WINDOW, WELL I SEE THAT YOUíRE STILL HERE

ARENíT YOU LONELY, SINCE OUR DARLING DISAPPEARED

WELL LOOK HERE, IS THAT A TEARDROP IN THE CORNER OF YOUR PANE

NOW DONíT YOU TRY TO TELL ME THAT ITíS RAIN

 

SHE (B7) WENT AWAY, AND LEFT US ALL A(E)LONE THE WAY SHE PLANNED

GUESS WEíLL (B7) HAVE TO LEARN TO GET ALONG WITH(E)OUT HER IF WE CAN

 

HELLO CEILING, IíM GONNA STARE AT YOU A WHILE

YOU KNOW I CANíT SLEEP SO WONíT YOU BEAR WITH ME A WHILE

WE MUST ALL PULL TOGETHER OR ELSE IíLL LOSE MY MIND

ĎCAUSE IíVE A FEELING/ SHEíLL BE GONE/ A LONG, LONG TIME


HEY GOOD LOOKINí

HANK WILLIAMS

 

(A) HEY, HEY, GOOD LOOKINí, WHAT CHAí GOT COOKINí

(D) HOWíS ABOUT COOKINí (E) SOMETHING UP WITH (A) ME

HEY, SWEET BABY, DONíT YOU THINK MAYBE

(D) WE COULD FIND US A (E) BRAND NEW RECI(A)PE

 

I GOT A (D) HOT-ROD FORD AND A (A) TWO-DOLLAR BILL

AND I (D) KNOW A SPOT RIGHT (A) OVER THE HILL

THEREíS (D) SODA POP AND THE (A) DANCINíS FREE

SO, IF YOU (E) WANNA HAVE FUN COME ALONG WITH ME

 

IíM (A) FREE AND READY, SO WE CAN GO STEADY

HOWíS ABOUT SAVING ALL YOUR TIME FOR ME

NO MORE LOOKINí, I KNOW I BEEN TOOKEN

HOWíS ABOUT KEEPINí STEADY COMPANY

 

IíM GONNA THROW MY DATE BOOK OVER THE FENCE

AND FIND ME ONE FOR FIVE OR TEN CENTS

IíLL KEEP IT TILL ITíS COVERED WITH AGE

ĎCAUSE IíM WRITINí YOUR NAME DOWN ON EVERY PAGE

 

HEY GOOD LOOKINí, WHAT CHAí GOT COOKINí

HOWíS ABOUT COOKINí SOMETHING UP WITH ME


HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER

J R CASH

 

(D) HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, WOULD YOU TELL ME THE TIME?

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL IT BE TILL WE CROSS THAT (A) MASON-DIXON LINE?

AT (D) DAYLIGHT WOULD YOU TELL THAT ENGINEER TO SLOW IT (G) DOWN

OR BETTER STILL JUST (D) STOP THE TRAIN ĎCAUSE I (A) WANT TO LOOK A(D)ROUND

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, WHAT TIME DID YOU SAY?

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL IT BE TILL I CAN (A) SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY?

WHEN (D) WE HIT DIXIE WILL YOU TELL THAT ENGINEER TO RING HIS (G) BELL

AND ASK EVERYBODY THAT (D) AINíT ASLEEP TO (A) STAND RIGHT UP AND (D) YELL

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, ITíS GETTING LIGHT OUTSIDE

THIS OLD TRAIN IS PUFFING SMOKE AND I (A) HAVE TO STRAIN MY EYES

WOULD YOU (D) ASK THAT ENGINEER IF HE WOULD BLOW HIS WHISTLE (G) PLEASE

ĎCAUSE I SMELL FROST ON (D) COTTON LEAVES AND I (A) FEEL THAT SOUTHERN (D) BREEZE

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, PLEASE GET MY BAGS FOR ME

I NEED NOBODY TO TELL ME NOW THAT WEíRE IN (A) TENNESSEE

GO (D) TELL THAT ENGINEER TO MAKE THAT LONESOME WHISTLE (G) SCREAM

WEíRE NOT SO FAR FROM (D) HOME SO TAKE IT (A) EASY ON THE (D) STEAM(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

HEY PORTER, HEY PORTER, PLEASE OPEN UP THE DOOR

WHEN THEY STOP THIS TRAIN IíM GONNA GET OFF FIRST ĎCAUSE (A) I CANíT WAIT NO MORE

TELL THAT (D) ENGINEER I SAID THANKS A LOT AND I DIDNíT MIND THE (G) FARE

IíM GONNA SET MY FEET ON (D) SOUTHERN SOIL AND (A) BREATHE THAT SOUTHERN (D) AIR


HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME)

SONS OF THE PIONEERS, FRANKIE LAINE

WORDS BY NED WASHINGTON, MUSIC BY DIMITRI TIOMKIN

 

(A) DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING

ON THIS OUR (A7) WEDDING (D) DAY

DO NOT FORSAKE ME (E7) OH MY (A) DAR(Fm)LING

(C) WAIT, WAIT A(E7)LONG

 

(A) I DO NOT KNOW WHAT FATE AWAITS ME

I ONLY KNOW I (A7) MUST BE (D) BRAVE

AND I MUST FACE A MAN WHO (A) HATES ME

(D) OR LIE A (A) COWARD, (D) A CRAVEN (A) COWARD

(D) OR LIE A (A) COWARD (E) IN MY (A) GRAVE

 

(D) OH TO BE TORN ĎTWIXT LOVE AND DUTY

(A) SUPPOSINí I LOSE MY FAIR-HAIRED BEAUTY

(Dm) LOOK AT THAT BIG HAND MOVE ALONG (A) NEARING HIGH (E) NOON

(D) HE MADE A VOW WHILE IN STATE PRISON

(A) VOWED IT WOULD MY LIFE OR HISíN

(Dm) IíM NOT AFRAID OF DEATH, BUT OH

(A) WHAT WILL I (E7) DO IF YOU (E) LEAVE ME

 

(A) DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING

YOU MADE THAT PROMISE (A7) AS A (D) BRIDE

DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY (A) DARLING

(D) ALTHOUGH YOUíRE (A) GRIEVING

(D) DONíT THINK OF (A) LEAVING

(D) NOW THAT I (A) NEED YOU (E) BY MY (A) SIDE

 

WAIT A(D)LONG, WAIT A(A)LONG, WAIT A(D)LONG, WAIT A(A)LONG


HONEYCOMB

JIMMIE F RODGERS

B MERRILL

 

(A) WELL ITíS A DARN GOOD LIFE, AND ITíS KINDA FUNNY

HOW THE (D) LORD MADE THE BEE AND THE BEE MADE THE HONEY

AND THE (E) HONEYBEE LOOKING FOR A HOME

(A) AND HE CALLED IT A HONEYCOMB

 

AND THEY ROAMED THE WORLD AND THEY GATHERED ALL

OF THE (D) HONEYCOMB INTO ONE SWEET BALL

AND THE (E) HONEYCOMB FROM A MILLION TRIPS

(A) MADE MY BABYíS LIPS

 

(CHORUS) OH, (D) HONEYCOMB, WONíT YOU BE MY BABY

WELL, (A) HONEYCOMB BE MY OWN

GOT A (E) HANK OF HAIR AND A PIECE OF BONE

AND MADE A (A) WALKING, TALKING, HONEYCOMB

WELL, (D) HONEYCOMB, WONíT YOU BE MY BABY

WELL, (A) HONEYCOMB, BE MY OWN

WHAT A (E) DARN GOOD LIFE WHEN YOU GOT A WIFE

LIKE A (A) HONEYCOMB

 

(RAISE KEY) AND THE LORD SAID NOW, THAT IíVE MADE A BEE

IíM GONNA LOOK ALL AROUND FOR A GREEN, GREEN TREE

AND HE MADE A LITTLE TREE AND I GUESS YOU HEARD

OH, THEN, WELL HE MADE A LITTLE BIRD

 

AND THEY WAITED ALL AROUND, TILL THE END OF SPRING

GETTING EVERY NOTE THAT THE BIRDIEíD SING

AND THEY PUT ĎEM ALL INTO ONE SWEET TONE

FOR MY HONEYCOMB (CHORUS)

 

(RAISE KEY) AND THE LORD SAID NOW, THAT IíVE MADE A BIRD

IíM GONNA LOOK ALL AROUND FOR A LITTLE OLD WORD

THAT SOUNDS ABOUT SWEET LIKE ďTURTLE DOVEĒ

AND I GUESS IíM GONNA CALL IT LOVE

 

AND HE ROAMED THE WORLD LOOKING EVERYWHERE

GETTING LOVE FROM HERE, LOVE FROM THERE

AND HE PUT IT ALL IN A LITTLE OLD PART

OF MY BABYíS HEART (CHORUS)


HOW GREAT THOU ART

CHRISTIE LANE, CONNIE SMITH

STUART HINE

 

(E) OH LORD MY GOD, WHEN I IN (A) AWESOME WONDER

CONSIDER (E) ALL THE WORLDS THY (B7) HANDS HAVE (E) MADE

I SEE THE STARS, I HEAR THE (A) ROLLING THUNDER

THY POWER THROUGH(E)OUT THE UNI(B7)VERSE DIS(E)PLAYED

 

(CHORUS) THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY (A) SAVIOUR GOD TO (E) THEE

HOW GREAT THOU (B7) ART, HOW GREAT THOU (E) ART

THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY (A) SAVIOUR GOD TO (E) THEE

HOW GREAT THOU (B7) ART, HOW GREAT THOU (E) ART

 

WHEN THROUGH THE WOODS AND FOREST GLADES I WANDER

AND HEAR THE BIRDS SING SWEETLY IN THE TREES

WHEN I LOOK DOWN FROM LOFTY MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR

AND HEAR THE BROOK AND FEEL THE GENTLE BREEZE (CHORUS)

 

AND WHEN I THINK THAT GOD, HIS SON NOT SPARING

SENT HIM TO DIE, I SCARCE CAN TAKE IT IN

THAT ON THE CROSS, MY BURDEN GLADLY BEARING

HE BLED AND DIED TO TAKE AWAY MY SINS (CHORUS)

 

WHEN CHRIST SHALL COME WITH SHOUTS OF ACCLAMATION

AND TAKE ME HOME, WHAT JOY SHALL FILL MY HEART

THEN I SHALL BOW IN HUMBLE ADORATION

AND THERE PROCLAIM MY GOD HOW GREAT THOU ART (CHORUS)


I BELIEVE IN YOU

DON WILLIAMS

ROGER COOK, SAM HOGIN

 

(E) I DON'T BELIEVE IN SUPERSTARS, ORGANIC FOOD AND FOREIGN CARS

I DON'T BELIEVE THE PRICE OF GOLD, THE CERTAINTY OF GROWING OLD

THAT (B7) RIGHT IS RIGHT, AND LEFT IS WRONG, THAT NORTH AND SOUTH CAN'T GET ALONG

THAT (E) EAST IS EAST AND WEST IS WEST, AND BEING FIRST IS ALWAYS BEST

BUT I BELIEVE IN (A) LOVE, I BELIEVE IN (E) BABIES

I BELIEVE IN (B7) MOM AND DAD, AND I BELIEVE IN (E) YOU

 

WELL, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT HEAVEN WAITS, FOR ONLY THOSE WHO CONGREGATE

I LIKE TO THINK OF GOD AS LOVE, HE'S DOWN BELOW, HE'S UP ABOVE

HE'S WATCHING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, HE KNOWS WHO DOES AND DOESN'T CARE

AND I'M AN ORDINARY MAN, SOMETIMES I WONDER WHO I AM

BUT I BELIEVE IN LOVE, I BELIEVE IN MUSIC

I BELIEVE IN MAGIC, AND I BELIEVE IN YOU

 

(A) I KNOW WITH ALMOST CERTAINTY, WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU AND ME, IS A (E) GOOD THING

IT'S (B7) TRUE, I BELIEVE IN (E) YOU

 

I DON'T BELIEVE VIRGINITY, IS AS COMMON AS IT USED TO BE

IN WORKING DAYS AND SLEEPING NIGHTS, THAT BLACK IS BLACK AND WHITE IS WHITE

THAT SUPERMAN AND ROBIN HOOD ARE STILL ALIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

THAT GASOLINE'S IN SHORT SUPPLY, THE RISING COST OF GETTING BY

BUT I BELIEVE IN LOVE, I BELIEVE IN OLD FOLKS

I BELIEVE IN CHILDREN, I BELIEVE IN YOU

I BELIEVE IN LOVE, I BELIEVE IN BABIES

I BELIEVE IN MOM AND DAD, AND I BELIEVE IN YOU

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)


I CANíT HELP IT (IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU)

HANK WILLIAMS

 

(A) TODAY I PASSED YOU ON THE STREET

AND MY (D) HEART FELL AT YOUR (A) FEET

I CANíT (E) HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH (A) YOU

 

SOMEBODY ELSE STOOD BY YOUR SIDE

AND HE (D) LOOKED SO SATIS(A)FIED

I CANíT (E) HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH (A) YOU

 

A (D) PICTURE FROM THE PAST CAME SLOWLY (A) STEALING

AS I (E) BRUSHED YOUR ARM AND WALKED SO CLOSE TO (A) YOU

AND (D) SUDDENLY I GOT THAT OLD-TIME (A) FEELING

I CANíT (E) HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH (A) YOU

 

ITíS (D) HARD TO KNOW ANOTHERíS LIPS WILL (A) KISS YOU

AND (E) HOLD YOU JUST THE WAY I USED TO (A) DO

OH, (D) HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS HOW MUCH I (A) MISS YOU

I CANíT (E) HELP IT IF IíM STILL IN LOVE WITH (A) YOU


I DONíT HURT ANYMORE

HANK SNOW, NARVEL FELTS

JACK ROLLINS, DON ROBERTSON

 

(A) I DONíT HURT ANY(D)MORE

ALL MY TEARDROPS ARE (A) DRIED

NO MORE WALKING THE (E) FLOOR

WITH THAT BURNING IN(A)SIDE

 

JUST TO THINK IT COULD BE

TIME HAS OPENED THE DOOR

AND AT LAST I AM FREE

I DONíT HURT ANYMORE

 

NO (D) USE TO DENY, I WANTED TO DIE

(A) THE DAY YOU SAID WE WERE THROUGH

BUT (B7) NOW THAT I FIND YOUíRE OUT OF MY MIND

(E) I CANíT BELIEVE THAT ITíS (A) TRUE

 

IíVE FORGOTTEN SOMEHOW

THAT I CARED SO BEFORE

AND ITíS WONDERFUL NOW

I DONíT HURT ANYMORE

 

(REPEAT FIRST TWO VERSES OR LAST TWO VERSES)


I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE

Connie Smith

Bill Anderson

 

I don't (D) love you (G) any(D)more, not the (G) way I did be(D)fore

And since you've found someone new, I think it's (A) best

I don't (D) cry and (G) walk the (D) floor, I don't (G) love you any(D)more

Trouble is, I don't (A) love you any (D) less

 

(CHORUS) I don't (G) love you anymore, for I've got (D) no more love to give

You drained my heart of all it's love with (E) every sweet ca(A)ress

I keep (D) saying (G) o'er and (D) o'er, I don't (G) love you any(D)more

Trouble is, I don't (A) love you any (D) less

 

I held you close to (G) me one (D) time, kissed your (G) lips and called you (D) mine

But another came and thrilled you more, I (A) guess

I cried as (D) you walked (G) out the (D) door, I don't (G) love you any(D)more

Trouble is, I don't (A) love you any (D) less (CHORUS)

 

Trouble is, I don't (A) love you any (G) le(D)ss


I DONíT SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE

JIM REEVES, CHARLIE RICH

 

(G) I DONíT SEE ME, IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE

OH WHY CANíT (D) I, MAKE THEM SHINE AS BE(G)FORE

I DONíT SEE YOU, OR YOUR HEART IN YOUR KISS

WHEN YOU SHOULD (D) SIGH, THAT YOUíRE MINE YOU RE(G)SIST

 

THERE (C) WAS A TIME, (D) LIFE WAS FINE, LOVE WAS (G) ECSTASY

BUT NOW I (A7) DOUBT, WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL (D) BE

I PRAY YOUíLL (G) SAY, IíM THE ONE YOU ADORE

THEN IíLL SEE (D) ME, IN YOUR EYES AS BE(G)FORE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

(THEN REPEAT LAST VERSE, OR THE LAST TWO LINES OF THE LAST VERSE)

 

I PRAY YOUíLL SAY IíM THE ONE YOU ADORE

THEN IíLL SEE ME IN YOUR EYES AS BEFORE


I FALL TO PIECES

PATSY CLINE

HANK COCHRAN, HARLAN HOWARD

 

(A) I (D) FALL TO (E) PIECES, (D) EACH TIME I (E) SEE YOU A(A)GAIN

(A) I (D) FALL TO (E) PIECES, (D) HOW CAN I (E) BE JUST YOUR (A) FRIEND

YOU WANT ME TO ACT LIKE WEíVE (D) NEVER KISSED

YOU WANT ME (E) TO FORGET, PRETEND WEíVE (A) NEVER MET

BUT I (D) TRY, AND I (E) TRY, BUT I (A) HAVENíT YET

YOU WALK (D) BY AND (E) I FALL TO (A) PIECES

 

(A) I (D) FALL TO (E) PIECES, (D) EACH TIME SOME(E)ONE SPEAKS YOUR (A) NAME

(A) I (D) FALL TO (E) PIECES, (D) TIME ONLY (E) ADDS TO THE (A) PAIN

YOU TELL ME TO FIND SOMEONE (D) ELSE TO LOVE

SOMEONE WHOíLL (E) LOVE ME TOO, THE WAY YOU (A) USED TO DO

BUT EACH (D) TIME I GO (E) OUT WITH (A) SOMEONE NEW

YOU WALK (D) BY, AND (E) I FALL TO (A) PIECES

YOU WALK (D) BY, AND (E) I FALL TO (A) PIECES


IF A WOMAN ANSWERS

LEROY VAN DYKE

BARRY MANN, CYNTHIA WEIL

 

(A) HER ARMS ARE COLD BUT STILL SHE HOLDS ON(D)TO THAT VOW

WHAT (E) ONCE WAS LOVE IS NOW A PRISON (A) WALL

AND THOUGH I'D BREAK AWAY TO MEET YOU (D) ANYHOW

I (E) HAVE TO SAY PLEASE REMEMBER WHEN YOU (A) CALL

 

(CHORUS) IF A WOMAN (D) ANSWERS, (E) HANG UP THE (A) PHONE

DONíT (D) TAKE A CHANCE, (E) PLEASE DON'T ASK FOR (A/E) ME

IF A (A) WOMAN (D) ANSWERS, (E) HANG UP THE (A) PHONE

(D) I LOVE YOU BUT (E) DARLING I'M NOT (A) FREE

 

THE CHAINS THAT BIND THIS HEART OF MINE MAY NEVER BREAK

BUT THEY CAN'T STOP MY HEART FROM WANTING YOU

I KNOW THAT I SHOULD SAY DON'T CALL FOR BOTH OUR SAKES

BUT I CAN'T, SO REMEMBER WHEN YOU DO

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY (IíVE GOT THE TIME)

LEFTY FRIZZELL

LEFTY FRIZZELL, JIM BECK

 

(C) IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

WEíLL GO HONKY TONKINí, AND WEíLL HAVE A (G) TIME

WEíLL MAKE ALL THE NIGHT SPOTS, DANCE, ROMANCE AND DINE

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, HONEY, IíVE GOT THE (C) TIME

 

THERE AINíT NO USE TO TARRY, SO LETíS START OUT TONIGHT

WEíLL SPREAD JOY, OH BOY, OH BOY, AND WEíLL SPREAD IT RIGHT

WEíLL HAVE MORE FUN BABY, ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, HONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

WEíLL GO HONKY TONKINí, AND WEíLL HAVE A TIME

BRING ALONG YOUR CADILLAC, LEAVE MY OLD WRECK BEHIND

IF YOUíVE GOT THE MONEY, HONEY, IíVE GOT THE TIME

 

YES, WE'LL GO HONKY-TONKIN', MAKE EVERY CLUB IN TOWN

WE'LL GO TO THE PARK WHERE IT'S DARK, WE WON'T FOOL AROUND

BUT IF YOU RUN SHORT OF MONEY, I'LL RUN SHORT OF TIME

'CAUSE IF YOU'VE GOT NO MORE MONEY, HONEY, I'VE NO MORE TIME

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

 

(ALT. FOURTH VERSE)

YES, WE'LL GO HONKY-TONKIN', AND WE'LL BE PLEASURE-BENT

I'LL LOOK LIKE A MILLION, BUT I WON'T HAVE A CENT

BUT IF YOU RUN SHORT OF MONEY, I'LL RUN SHORT OF TIME

'CAUSE YOU WITH NO MORE MONEY, HONEY, I'VE NO MORE TIME


I GOT YOU

WAYLON JENNINGS & ANITA CARTER

 

(E) DON'T GET NO ATTENTION FROM THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET

THEY DON'T EVEN SEE US, THEY JUST STEP RIGHT ON OUR FEET

JUST (B7) TWO UNNOTICED PEOPLE IN THIS GREAT BIG WORLD OF OURS

AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, GUESS THAT'S ALL WE'LL EVER BE

 

(CHORUS) BUT I GOT (E) YOU, AND YOU GOT ME, AND IF THEY'D LOOK THEY COULD SEE, THAT WE DON'T (B7) CARE

I GOT YOU AND YOU GOT ME AND BABY THAT'S ALL WE WILL EVER (E) NEED

 

LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW OF A FANCY DIAMOND STORE

GOING WINDOW SHOPPING FOR THE THINGS WE CAN'T AFFORD

PEOPLE ALL AROUND US WITH THEIR NOSES IN THE AIR

THEY WALK RIGHT ON BY US, JUST LIKE WE'RE NOT EVEN THERE (CHORUS)

 

(REPEAT CHORUS)


I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY

BILLY WALKER

 

(A) WELL, YOU ASK ME IF IíLL FOR(D)GET MY BABY

(A) I GUESS I WILL, (D) SOMEDAY

(A) I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I (E) GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT (A) WAY

YOU ASK ME IF IíLL (D) GET ALONG

(A) I GUESS I WILL, (D) SOME WAY

(A) I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I (E) GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT (A) WAY

 

(CHORUS) (D) GOD GAVE ME THAT (A) GIRL TO LEAN ON

(E) THEN HE PUT ME (A) ON MY OWN

(D) HEAVEN HELP ME (A) BE A MAN AND

(E) FIND THE STRENGTH TO (A) STAND ALONE

I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I (E) GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT (A) WAY

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

YOU ASK ME IF IíLL (D) MISS HER KISSES

(A) I GUESS I WILL, (D) EVERY DAY

(A) I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I (E) GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT (A) WAY

YOU ASK ME IF IíLL (D) FIND ANOTHER

(A) I DONíT KNOW, (D) I CANíT SAY

(A) I DONíT LIKE IT, BUT I (E) GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT (A) WAY (CHORUS)


I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE

HANK WILLIAMS

 

(A) I WAS RIDING NUMBER NINE

HEADINí (D) SOUTH FROM CARO(A)LINE

I HEARD THAT LO(E)NESOME WHISTLE (A) BLOW

GOT IN TROUBLE HAD TO ROAM

LEFT MY (D) GAL AND LEFT MY HOME

I HEARD THAT LO(E)NESOME WHISTLE (A) BLOW

 

JUST A (D) KID ACTINí SMART

I WENT AND (A) BROKE MY DARLINíS HEART

GUESS I WAS JUST TOO YOUNG TO (E) KNOW

THEY TOOK ME (A) OFF THAT GEORGIA MAIN

LOCKED ME (D) TO A BALL AND (A) CHAIN

I HEARD THAT LO(E)NESOME WHISTLE (A) BLOW

 

ALL ALONE I BEAR THE SHAME

IíM A NUMBER NOT A NAME

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

ALL I DO IS SIT AND CRY

WHEN THAT EVENING TRAIN GOES BY

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW

 

IíLL BE LOCKED HERE IN THIS CELL

ĎTILL MY BODYíS JUST A SHELL

AND MY HAIR TURNS WHITER THAN SNOW

IíLL NEVER SEE THAT GAL OF MINE

LORD IíM IN GEORGIA DOING TIME

I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW


I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

AL MARTINO, JIM REEVES

LEON PAYNE

 

(G) I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU UNDER(C)STAND, DEAR

(G) EVERY LITTLE THING I TRY TO (D) DO

YOU'RE (G) ALWAYS THERE TO LEND A HELPING (C) HAND, DEAR

(G) MOST OF ALL I (D) LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE (G) YOU

 

NO (C) MATTER WHAT THE WORLD MAY SAY A(G)BOUT ME

I (A7) KNOW YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS SEE ME (D) THROUGH

I (G) LOVE YOU FOR THE WAY YOU NEVER (C) DOUBT ME

BUT (G) MOST OF ALL I (D) LOVE YOU 'CAUSE YOU'RE (G) YOU

 

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE MY HEART IS LIGHTER

EVERY TIME I'M WALKING BY YOUR SIDE

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE THE FUTURE'S BRIGHTER

THE DOOR TO HAPPINESS YOU OPEN WIDE

 

NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE THE STYLE OR SEASON

I KNOW YOUR HEART WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE

I LOVE YOU FOR A HUNDRED THOUSAND REASONS

MOST OF ALL I LOVE YOU 'CAUSE YOU'RE YOU


I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS ME

PATSY CLINE

FLOYD TILLMAN

 

(G) I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS ME

DARLING (A7) THATíS WHY IíM SO BLUE

IíM SO A(D7)FRAID TO GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT

AFRAID OF LOSING (G) YOU

 

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS ME

AND THEREíS (A7) NOTHING I CAN DO

I WANT TO (C) HOLD YOU MY (C7) DEAR

FOR(G)EVER AND (E7) EVER

I LOVE YOU (A7) SO MUCH IT (D7) HURTS ME (G SO

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO LINES)


IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND

MOE BANDY

HANK WILLIAMS

 

(A) YOUíVE KNOWN SO LONG THAT YOU WERE WRONG

BUT STILL YOU HAD YOUR (E) WAY

YOU TOLD HER LIES AND ALIBIS

AND HURT HER MORE EACH (A) DAY

BUT NOW YOUR CONSCIENCE BOTHERS YOU

YOUíVE REACHED YOUR JOURNEYíS (D) END

YOUíRE (E) ASKING ME FOR SYMPATHY

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY (A) FRIEND

 

YOU LAUGHED INSIDE EACH TIME SHE CRIED

YOU TRIED TO MAKE HER BLUE

SHE TAGGED ALONG THROUGH RIGHT AND WRONG

BECAUSE SHE WORSHIPPED YOU

YOU KNOW THAT YOUíRE THE ONE TO BLAME

THEREíS NO USE TO PRETEND

TODAYíS THE DAY YOU START TO PAY

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND

 

(INSTRUMENTAL / WHISTLE)

 

TODAY AS SHE WALKED ARM IN ARM

AT SOMEONE ELSEíS SIDE

IT MADE YOU STOP AND REALIZE

THAT TIME HAD TURNED THE TIDE

YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN YOUíD BE ALONE

ĎCAUSE CHEATERS NEVER WIN

YOU TRIED AND LOST, NOW PAY THE COST

IíM SORRY FOR YOU, MY FRIEND


IN THE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

(BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES)

WILF CARTER, HANK SNOW

 

(A) OH, HOW MY (D) LONELY HEART IS (A) ACHING TONIGHT

FOR A (E) HOME I LONG TO (A) SEE

AND OH, WHAT I'D (D) GIVE IF I COULD (A) BE THERE TONIGHT

WITH A (E) SWEETHEART WHO'S WAITING FOR ME

 

IN THE BLUE CANADIAN (A) ROCKIES

SPRING IS (E) SIGHING THROUGH THE (A) TREES

AND THE (E) GOLDEN POPPIES ARE (A) BLOOMING

ĎROUND THE (E) BANKS OF LAKE LOU(A)ISE

 

A(D)CROSS THE SEA THEY CALL ME

AND IíM (A) LONESOME AND SO BLUE

FOR THOSE (E) BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

AND THE GIRL (ONE) I LOVE SO (A) TRUE

 

ACROSS THE SEA THEY CALL ME

AND IíM LONESOME AND SO BLUE

FOR THE BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

AND THE GIRL I LOVE SO TRUE

 

(REPEAT THE LAST TWO VERSES)


I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

JIM REEVES

IRVING BERLIN

 

(G) I'M DREAMING OF A (C) WHITE (D) CHRISTMAS

(C) JUST LIKE THE ONES I USED TO (G) KNOW

WHERE THE TREE-TOPS GLISTEN AND (C) CHILDREN LISTEN

TO (G) HEAR SLEIGH-BELLS IN THE (D) SNOW

 

(G) I'M DREAMING OF A (C) WHITE (D) CHRISTMAS

(C) WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I (G) WRITE

MAY YOUR DAYS BE MERRY AND (C) BRIGHT

AND MAY (G) ALL YOUR (D) CHRISTMASES BE (G) WHITE

 

(REPEAT)


IíM MOVING ON

HANK SNOW

 

FIDDLE INTRO

 

(A) THAT BIG EIGHT-WHEELER ROLLINí DOWN THE TRACK

MEANS YOUR TRUE LOVIN DADDY AINíT COMINí BACK

IíM MOVINí (D) ON, IíLL SOON BE (A) GONE

YOU WERE (E) FLYING TOO HIGH FOR MY LITTLE OLD SKY

SO IíM MOVING (A) ON

 

THAT BIG LOUD WHISTLE IT BLEW AND BLEW

SAID HELLO ALABAMA WEíRE COMING TO YOU

WEíRE MOVINí ON, OH HEAR MY SONG

YOU HAD YOUR LAUGH ON ME SO IíM SETTING YOU FREE

AND IíM MOVINí ON

 

FIDDLE BREAK

 

MISTER FIREMAN, WON'T YOU PLEASE LISTEN TO ME

'CAUSE I'VE GOT A PRETTY MAMMA IN TENNESSEE

KEEP MOVIN' ME ON, KEEP ROLLIN' ON

SO SHOVEL THE COAL, LET THIS RATTLER ROLL

AND KEEP MOVIN' ME ON

 

MISTER ENGINEER TAKE THAT THROTTLE IN HAND

THIS RATTLERíS THE FASTEST IN THE SOUTHERN LAND

KEEP MOVINí ON, KEEP ROLLINí ON

YOUíRE GONNA EASE MY MIND SO PUT ME THERE ON TIME

KEEP ROLLINí ON

 

GUITAR BREAK

 

I WARNED YOU BABY FROM TIME TO TIME

BUT YOU JUST WOULDNíT LISTEN OR PAY NO MIND

IíM MOVING ON, IíM ROLLINí ON

YOU HAVE BROKEN YOUR VOW, AND ITíS ALL OVER NOW

SO IíM MOVINí ON

 

YOU'VE SWITCHED YOUR ENGINE, NOW I AIN'T GOT TIME

FOR A TRIFLIN' WOMAN ON MY MAIN LINE

'CAUSE I'M MOVING ON, YOU DONE YOUR DADDY WRONG

I WARNED YOU TWICE, NOW YOU CAN SETTLE THE PRICE

'CAUSE I'M MOVING ON

 

BUT SOMEDAY BABY WHEN YOUíVE HAD YOUR PLAY

YOUíRE GONNA WANT YOUR DADDY, BUT YOUR DADDY WILL SAY

KEEP MOVIN ON, YOU STAYED AWAY TOO LONG

IíM THROUGH WITH YOU, TOO BAD YOU ARE BLUE

KEEP MOVINí ON

 

FIDDLE FADE


IíM TIRED

WEBB PIERCE

MEL TILLIS, RAY PRICE, A R PEDDY

 

(D) STANDING ON THE CORNER OF A (G) BUSY STREET

(A) LOOKING FOR YOUR FACE IN EVERY (D) CROWD I SEE

CHECKING EVERY HONKY TONK IN (G) THIS OLD TOWN

(A) TRYING TO FIND THE PLACES THAT YOU (D) HANG AROUND

 

(CHORUS) OH LORD IíM (G) TIRED

(A) TIRED OF LIVING THIS A-(D)WAY

OH LORD, IíM (G) TIRED

(A) TIRED OF LIVING THIS A-(D)WAY

 

IíVE BEEN WAITING ON YOU BABY, NIGHT AND DAY

IíM WONDERING IF YOUR LOVE WILL EVER COME MY WAY

MY TIMEíS A-RUNNING OUT AND IíM SLOWING DOWN

IíM TIRED OF BEING JUST ANOTHER HANG AROUND (CHORUS)

 

THERE AINíT NO HAPPINESS IN ANYTHING I DO

I FIND MYSELF SO LONELY WHEN IíM NOT WITH YOU

WHAT MAKES YOU JUST THE KIND OF GIRL A GUY WILL LOVE

YOU GOT SO MANY OTHERS THAT YOUíRE THINKING OF (CHORUS)


IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

GEORGE MORGAN

 

(A) NOT SO LONG AGO I (D) HAD MY POOR HEART (A) BROKEN

I SAID CRAZY HEART SEE WHAT A FOOL YOUíVE (E) BEEN

NOW (A) IíVE MET YOU AND AL(D)THOUGH WEíVE BARELY (A) SPOKEN

I HEAR (E) WEDDING BELLS, AND IíM IN LOVE A(A)GAIN

 

IíM IN LOVE AGAIN AND WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING

IíM SO HAPPY IíM AFRAID THIS DREAM MIGHT END

LIVE EACH DAY AS THOUGH THE LAST MY HEART KEEPS SAYING

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

 

WHEN SHE LEFT ME I WAS SURE MY WORLD HAD ENDED

AND I COULDNíT EVEN SPEAK TO OUR FRIENDS

AND THEN JUST AS MY POOR HEART WAS GETTING MENDED

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

 

IíM IN LOVE AGAIN AND WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING

IíM SO HAPPY IíM AFRAID THIS DREAM MIGHT END

LIVE EACH DAY AS THOUGH THE LAST MY HEART KEEPS SAYING

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN

I HEAR WEDDING BELLS AND IíM IN LOVE AGAIN


I NEVER PICKED COTTON

ROY CLARK

CHARLIE WILLIAMS, BOBBY GEORGE

 

(CHORUS) (E) I NEVER PICKED COTTON

BUT MY (A) MOTHER (E) DID, AND MY (A) BROTHER (E) DID

AND MY (A) SISTER (E) DID, AND MY (A) DADDY DIED (E) YOUNG

(B7) WORKING IN A (E) COAL MINE (may omit ďAĒ chords)

 

(F) WHEN I WAS JUST A BABY, TOO LITTLE FOR A COTTON SACK

I PLAYED IN THE DIRT, WHILE THE OTHERS WORKED

TILL THEY COULDN'T STRAIGHTEN OUT THEIR BACKS

(F#) AND I MADE MYSELF A PROMISE, WHEN I WAS BIG ENOUGH TO RUN

THAT I'D NEVER STAY A SINGLE DAY

IN THAT OKLAHOMA SUN, AND (CHORUS)

 

(F) FOLKS SAID I GREW UP EARLY, AND THAT THE FARM COULDN'T HOLD ME THEN

SO I STOLE TEN BUCKS, AND A PICKUP TRUCK, AND I NEVER WENT BACK AGAIN

(F#) AND IT WAS FAST CARS AND WHISKEY, LONG-HAIRED GIRLS AND FUN

I HAD EVERYTHING THAT MONEY COULD BRING, AND I TOOK IT ALL WITH A GUN, BUT (CHORUS)

 

(F) IT WAS SATURDAY NIGHT IN MEMPHIS, WHEN A REDNECK GRABBED MY SHIRT

WHEN HE SAID GO BACK TO YOUR COTTON SACK, I LEFT HIM DYING IN THE DIRT

(F#) AND THEY'LL TAKE ME IN THE MORNING TO THE GALLOWS JUST OUTSIDE

AND IN THE TIME I'VE GOT, THERE AIN'T A HELL OF A LOT, THAT I CAN LOOK BACK ON WITH PRIDE

 

BUT (CHORUS, WITH "AND I'LL NEVER DIE YOUNG" IN PLACE OF "AND MY DADDY DIED YOUNG")

 

(REPEAT PRECEDING CHORUS)


IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

HANK SNOW

JIMMIE RODGERS

 

(A) WELL I HAD A FRIEND CALLED RAMBLING BOB

HE USED TO STEAL, GAMBLE AND ROB

HE THOUGHT HE WAS THE SMARTEST GUY IN (D) TOWN

BUT I FOUND OUT LAST MONDAY

THAT BOB GOT LOCKED UP SUNDAY

THEY'VE (B7) GOT HIM IN THE JAILHOUSE WAY DOWN(E)TOWN

 

(CHORUS) HE'S IN THE JAILHOUSE (A) NOW

HE'S IN THE JAILHOUSE (D) NOW

I (E) TOLD HIM ONCE OR TWICE

TO QUIT PLAYING CARDS AND SHOOTING DICE

HE'S IN THE JAILHOUSE (A) NOW

 

WELL I WENT OUT LAST TUESDAY

MET A GIRL NAMED SUSIE

TOLD HER I WAS THE SWELLEST MAN AROUND

WE STARTED TO SPEND MY MONEY

SHE STARTED TO CALL ME "HONEY"

WE TOOK IN EVERY CABARET (HONKY TONK) IN TOWN

 

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

THEY TOLD US ONCE OR TWICE

TO QUIT PLAYIN' CARDS AND SHOOTIN' DICE

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

 

(ALT. LAST VERSE)

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

I TOLD THE JUDGE RIGHT TO HIS FACE

WE DIDN'T LIKE TO SEE THIS PLACE

WE'RE IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW


IN THE MISTY MOONLIGHT

HANK SNOW

CINDY WALKER, JERRY WALLACE

 

(E) IN THE MISTY (A) MOONLIGHT, BY THE FLICKERING (E) FIRELIGHT

ANYPLACE IS (B7) ALL RIGHT, LONG AS I'M WITH (E) YOU

IN A FARA(A)WAY LAND, ON THE TROPIC (E) SEA SAND

IF YOUR HAND'S IN (B7) MY HAND, I WON'T BE (E) BLUE

 

(CHORUS) WAY UP ON THE (A) MOUNTAIN, OR WAY DOWN IN THE (E) VALLEY

I KNOW I'LL BE (A) HAPPY, ANYPLACE, ANY(B7)WHERE, I DON'T (E) CARE

IN THE MISTY (A) MOONLIGHT, BY THE FLICKERING (E) FIRELIGHT

ANYPLACE IS ALL (B7) RIGHT, LONG AS YOU ARE (E) THERE

 

(SPEAKING) (E) I COULD BE HAPPY IN ONE LITTLE ROOM, WITH (A) ONLY A TABLE AND A CHAIR

AS (B7) HAPPY AS I'D BE IN A KINGDOM BY THE SEA, DARLING, IF (E) YOU WERE THERE

AND I COULD BE RICH OR I COULD BE POOR

BUT IF (A) YOU WERE BY MY SIDE

I COULD BE (B7) ANYWHERE IN THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND I (E) KNOW I'D BE SATISFIED (CHORUS)


I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW

RAY PRICE

 

(D) HOW MANY (G) ARMS HAVE (D) HELD YOU

AND HATED TO LET YOU (G) GO

HOW MANY, HOW MANY I (D) WONDER

BUT I REALLY DONíT (A) WANT TO (D) KNOW

 

HOW MANY LIPS HAVE KISSED YOU

AND SET YOUR SOUL AGLOW

HOW MANY, HOW MANY I WONDER

BUT I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW

 

SO (G) ALWAYS MAKE ME (D) WONDER

(G) ALWAYS MAKE ME (A) GUESS

(E7) EVEN IF I (A) ASK YOU

(E7) DARLING DONíT CON(A)FESS

 

JUST LET IT REMAIN YOUR SECRET

ĎCAUSE, DARLING I LOVE YOU SO

NO WONDER, NO WONDER, I WONDER

THOUGH I REALLY DONíT WANT TO KNOW


I REMEMBER YOU

SLIM WHITMAN, FRANK IFIELD, ED MENDEL

WORDS BY JOHNNY MERCER, MUSIC BY VICTOR SHERTZINGER

 

(C) I REMEMBER (B7) YOU

(C) YOU'RE THE ONE WHO MADE MY DREAMS (C7) COME (F) TRUE

A (Fm) FEW KISSES (C) AGO

OH, I REMEMBER (B7) YOU

(C) YOU'RE THE ONE WHO SAID I LOVE YOU (F) TOO

(YES) I (Fm) DO, DIDN'T YOU (C) KNOW

 

(F) I REMEMBER (E7) TOO

A DISTANT (A7) BELL

AND (E7) STARS THAT (A7) FELL

LIKE THE (Am7) RAIN

OUT OF THE (G7) BLUE

(C) WHEN MY LIFE IS (B7) THROUGH

(C) AND THE ANGELS ASK ME TO RE(Dm)CALL

THE (Fm) THRILL OF THEM (C) ALL

(D7) THEN I WILL (C) TELL THEM I RE(Dm7)MEM(G7)BER (C) YOU

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE) + TELL THEM I RE(Dm7)MEMBER (C) YOU, TELL THEM I RE(Dm7)MEMBER (C) YOU


IS ANYBODY GOIN' TO SAN ANTONE?

CHARLEY PRIDE

DAVE KIRBY, GLENN MARTIN

 

(A) RAIN DRIPPINí OFF THE (D) BRIM OF MY HAT

(E) SURE IS COLD TO(A)DAY

HERE I AM WALKING DOWN (D) SIXTY-SIX

(E) WISH SHE HADNíT DONE ME THAT (A)WAY

 

SLEEPING UNDER A TABLE IN A ROADSIDE PARK

A MAN COULD WAKE UP DEAD

BUT IT SURE SEEMS WARMER THAN IT DID

SLEEPING IN OUR KING SIZE BED

 

(CHORUS) IS ANYBODY GOING TO SAN ANTONE

OR PHOENIX, ARIZONA

ANYPLACE IS ALRIGHT AS LONG AS I

CAN FORGET IíVE EVER KNOWN HER

 

WIND WHIPPINí DOWN THE NECK OF MY SHIRT

LIKE I AINíT GOT NOTHING ON

BUT IíD RATHER FIGHT THE WIND AND THE RAIN

THAN WHAT IíVE BEEN A FIGHTINí AT HOME

 

YONDER COMES A TRUCK WITH THE U.S. MAIL

PEOPLE WRITINí LETTERS BACK HOME

TOMORROW SHEíLL PROBABLY WANT ME BACK

BUT IíLL STILL BE JUST AS GONE (CHORUS)


IS IT REALLY OVER?

JIM REEVES

 

(A) IS IT REALLY (D) OVER

IS THIS THE END OF THE (A) LINE

DON'T TELL ME I'M (E7) LOSING

THE (D) LOVE THAT WAS (A) MINE

IF YOU'RE REALLY (D) LEAVING

TAKE SOME PART OF (A) ME

SO I'LL ALWAYS RE(E7)MEMBER

HOW SWEET LOVE USED TO (A) BE

 

(D) I WONDER (E7) WHO'S STEPPING (D) INTO MY (A) SHOES

(D) WHO CAN HE (A) BE

I CAN (D) TELL BY YOU (E7) EYES, (D) OUR LOVE HAS (A) DIED

AND IT'S (E7) OVER FOR (A) ME

(REPEAT PRECEDING FOUR LINES)

REALLY (E7) OVER FOR (A) ME


IS IT WRONG FOR LOVING YOU?

MARTY ROBBINS

 

(A) IS IT (E) WRONG, FOR LOVING YOU

IS IT (A) WRONG, FOR BEING TRUE

TELL ME (E) DARLING, TELL ME PLEASE

IS IT (A) WRONG?

 

HAVE I WAITED FOR TOO LONG

HAS YOUR LOVE FOR ME GONE

IS IT WRONG, IS IT WRONG

FOR LOVING YOU?

 

WAY DOWN DEEP INSIDE MY HEART

YOUíRE THE ONLY LOVE SWEETHEART

YES, THE ONLY LOVE SWEETHEART

I EVER KNEW

 

BUT I ASK MYSELF INSIDE

NO NEED TO TELL MYSELF THOSE LIES

IS IT WRONG, IS IT WRONG

FOR LOVING YOU?


ISLAND IN THE SUN

HARRY BELAFONTE, L BURGESS

 

(A) THIS IS MY ISLAND (D) IN THE SUN

(E) WHERE MY PEOPLE HAVE TOILED SINCE (A) TIME BEGUN

I MAY SAIL ON (D) MANY A SEA

HER (A) SHORES WILL ALWAYS BE (E) HOME TO (A) ME

 

(CHORUS) OH, ISLAND (D) IN THE SUN

(E) WILLED TO ME BY MY (A) FATHERíS HAND

ALL MY DAYS I WILL (D) SING IN PRAISE

OF YOUR (E) FOREST, WATERS, YOUR (A) SHINING SANDS

 

AS MORNING BREAKS, THE HEAVEN ON HIGH

I LIFT MY HEAVY LOAD TO THE SKY

SUN COMES DOWN WITH A BURNING GLOW

MINGLES MY SWEAT WITH THE EARTH BELOW (CHORUS)

 

I SEE WOMAN ON BENDED KNEE

CUTTING CANE FOR HER FAMILY

I SEE MAN AT THE WATERíS SIDE

CASTING NETS AT THE SURGING TIDE (CHORUS)

 

I HOPE THE DAY WILL NEVER COME

THAT I CANíT AWAKE TO THE SOUND OF DRUMS

NEVER LET ME MISS CARNIVAL

WITH CALYPSO SONGS PHILOSOPHICAL (CHORUS, HUM CHORUS)


I STILL MISS SOMEONE

JOHNNY CASH, STATLER BROS, JOAN BAEZ

 

(A) AT MY DOOR THE (D) LEAVES ARE (E) FALLING

A (D) COLD WILD (E) WIND WILL (A) COME

SWEETHEARTS WALK (D) BY TO(E)GETHER

AND (D) I STILL (E) MISS SOME(A)ONE

 

I GO OUT TO A PARTY

AND LOOK FOR A LITTLE FUN

BUT I FIND A DARKENED CORNER

FOR I STILL MISS SOMEONE

 

(CHORUS) NO, I (D) NEVER GOT (E) OVER THOSE (A) BLUE EYES

I (D) SEE THEM (E) EVERY(A)WHERE

I (D) MISS THOSE (E) ARMS THAT (A) HELD ME

WHEN (D) ALL THE (E) LOVE WAS (A) THERE

 

I WONDER IF SHEíS SORRY

FOR LEAVING WHAT WEíD BEGUN

THEREíS SOMEONE FOR ME SOMEWHERE

AND I STILL MISS SOMEONE


IT DOESNíT MATTER ANYMORE

BUDDY HOLLY

 

(C) THERE YOU GO, BABY, HERE AM I

WELL, YOU (G) LEFT ME HERE SO I CAN SIT AND CRY

WELL, (C) GOLLY GEE, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME

WELL, I (G) GUESS IT DOESNíT MATTER ANY(C)MORE

 

DO YOU REMEMBER BABY, LAST SEPTEMBER

HOW YOU HELD ME TIGHT, EACH AND EVERY NIGHT

WELL WHOOPS-A-DAISY HOW YOU DROVE ME CRAZY

WELL I GUESS IT DOESNíT MATTER ANYMORE

 

(CHORUS) (Am) THEREíS NO USE IN CRYING

IíVE DONE EVERYTHING AND NOW IíM SICK OF TRYING

(D) IíVE THROWN AWAY MY NIGHTS, WASTED ALL MY DAYS

OVER (G) YOU

 

WELL, YOU GO YOUR WAY AND IíLL GO MINE

WELL, NOW AND FOREVER, ĎTILL THE END OF TIME

IíLL FIND SOMEBODY NEW, BABY, WEíLL SAY WEíRE THROUGH

YOU WONíT MATTER ANYMORE

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE) + NO, YOU WONíT MATTER ANYMORE


IT IS NO SECRET

WILF CARTER (ďMONTANA SLIMĒ)

STUART HAMBLEN

 

(G) THE CHIMES OF TIME RING (C) OUT THE NEWS, A(G)NOTHER DAY IS THROUGH

(D) SOMEONE SLIPPED AND FELL, (G) WAS THAT SOMEONE YOU?

YOU MAY HAVE LONGED FOR (C) ADDED STRENGTH, YOUR (G) COURAGE TO RENEW

(D) DO NOT BE DISHEARTENED, FOR (A) IíVE GOT NEWS FOR (D) YOU (I BRING HOPE TO (D) YOU)

 

(CHORUS) IT IS NO (C) SECRET WHAT GOD CAN (G) DO

WHAT HEíS DONE FOR (D) OTHERS, HE'LL DO FOR (G) YOU

WITH ARMS WIDE (C) OPEN HEíLL PARDON (WELCOME) (G) YOU

IT IS NO (D) SECRET WHAT GOD CAN (G) DO

 

THERE IS NO NIGHT, FOR IN HIS LIGHT YOUíLL NEVER WALK ALONE

ALWAYS FEEL AT HOME, WHEREVER YOU MAY ROAM

THERE IS NO POWER CAN CONQUER YOU WHILE GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE

JUST TAKE HIM AT HIS PROMISE, DONíT RUN AWAY AND HIDE (CHORUS)


IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

BOBBY VINTON

 

(A) I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP AT NIGHT

(D) WISHING I COULD HOLD YOU TIGHT

LIFE (A) SEEMS SO EMPTY SINCE YOU WENT A(E)WAY

THE (A) PILLOW WHERE YOU LAY YOUR HEAD

NOW (D) HOLDS MY LONELY TEARS INSTEAD

AND IT (E) KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

SINCE YOUíRE (A) GONE

 

(CHORUS) IT (E) KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

EVERY (D) MINUTE OF THE DAY

EVERY (E) HOUR YOUíRE AWAY, I FEEL SO (D)LONE(A)LY

AND I CANíT HELP IT, I DONíT THINK I CAN GO (D) ON

AND IT (E) KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

SINCE YOUíRE (A) GONE

 

THEY SAY A MAN SHOULD NEVER CRY

BUT WHEN I SEE YOU PASSING BY

MY HEART BREAKS DOWN AND CRIES A MILLION TEARS

YOU BROKE MY HEART, AND SET ME FREE

BUT YOU FORGOT YOUR MEMORY

AND IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTINí

SINCE YOUíRE GONE (CHORUS)

 


ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY

(BLUE, BLUE DAY)

DON GIBSON

 

(A) ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY, I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY

I FEEL LIKE (D) RUNNING A(E)WAY FROM IT (A) ALL

MY LOVE HAS BEEN UNTRUE, SHEíS FOUND SOMEBODY NEW

ITíS BEEN A (D) BLUE, BLUE (E) DAY FOR (A) ME

 

(CHORUS) I FEEL LIKE (D) CRYING, DYING, (A) WHAT CAN I DO

I FEEL LIKE (D) PRAYING, SAYING, (E) ďIíM GLAD WEíRE THROUGHĒ

ITíS BEEN A (A) BLUE, BLUE DAY, I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY

I FEEL LIKE (D) RUNNING A(E)WAY FROM THE (A) BLUES

 

HOW CAN I MAKE BELIEVE, THAT I DONíT SIT AND GRIEVE

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY FOR ME

I CANíT PRETEND AND SAY, THAT I DONíT LOVE HER ANYWAY

ITíS BEEN A BLUE, BLUE DAY FOR ME (CHORUS)

 

I FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE BLUES


IT'S BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON

MERLE HAGGARD

 

(G) LAST NIGHT WE HAD ONE HELL-RAISINí TIME

SIPPINí ON TEQUILA AND SUCKINí ON LIME

SUNRISE CHASED THE GOOD TIMES AWAY

AND GOOD (D) MORNING WOULD HAVE BEEN

THE WRONG THING TO SAY

 

ĎCAUSE THE (G) POUNDING IN THE TOP OF MY HEAD

DIDNíT LEAVE ME ANY TOO SOON

I CANíT SAY WE HAD A GOOD MORNING

BUT (D) BABE, ITíS BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON

 

WELL YOU (G) NURSED ME THROUGH THE MORNING

WHILE I REALLY WAS DOWN

THEN ONE ROWDY AFTERNOON

GOT ME UP AND AROUND

 

YES, LAST NIGHT WE HAD ONE HELL-RAISINí TIME

BUT TODAY WONíT BE FORGOTTEN TOO SOON

I CANíT SAY WE HAD A GOOD MORNING

BUT BABE ITíS BEEN A GREAT AFTERNOON


ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING

FARON YOUNG

 

(E) ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING, AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN (B7) ME

WISHING IíD NEVER MET HER, KNOWING IF IíD FORGET HER

HOW MUCH BETTER OFF SHE WOULD (E) BE

THE LONGER I HOLD ON AND THE LONGER THIS GOES ON

THE HARDER THAT ITíS GONNA (A) BE

BUT ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING, AND (E) ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST (A) WOKE UP THE (B7) WANTING IN (E) ME

 

I NEVER DESERVED HER, GOD KNOWS WHEN I HURT HER

THATíS THE LAST THING THAT I WANT TO DO

SHE TRIES BUT SHE CANíT TELL, HOW SHE FEELS BUT I KNOW

TOO WELL WHAT SHEíS GOING THROUGH

IF I LOVE HER SO MUCH, I DONíT KNOW WHY I CANíT DO

THE RIGHT THING AND JUST LET HER BE

BUT ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING, AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

 

(RAISE KEY ONE ďSEMITONEĒ)

LAST NIGHT I TOLD HER THIS TIME ITíS ALL OVER

MAKING TEN TIMES IíVE TOLD HER GOODBYE

LAST NIGHT WE BROKE UP, THIS MORNING I WOKE UP

AND FOR THE TENTH TIME IíM CHANGING MY MIND

I SAW MORE LOVE IN HER EYES WHEN I LEFT HER

THAN MOST FOOLISH MEN WILL EVER SEE

AND ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

 

ITíS FOUR IN THE MORNING AND ONCE MORE THE DAWNING

JUST WOKE UP THE WANTING IN ME

WISHING IíD NEVER MET HER, KNOWING IF IíD FORGET HER, HOW MUCH BETTER OFF SHE WOULD BE (FADE)


IT'S NOW OR NEVER

ELVIS PRESLEY

AARON SCHROEDER, WALLY GOLD (O SOLE MIO)

 

(CHORUS) (E) IT'S NOW OR NEVER, COME HOLD ME (B7) TIGHT

KISS ME MY DARLING, BE MINE TO(E)NIGHT

TO(Am7)MORROW WILL BE TOO (E) LATE

IT'S NOW OR (B7) NEVER, MY LOVE WON'T (E) WAIT

 

WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU, WITH YOUR SMILE SO (A) TENDER

MY HEART WAS (B7) CAPTURED, MY SOUL SUR(E)RENDERED

I'VE SPENT A LIFETIME, WAITING FOR THE (A) RIGHT TIME

NOW (Am) THAT YOU'RE (E) HERE, THE TIME IS (B7) NEAR, AT (E) LAST (CHORUS)

 

JUST LIKE A WILLOW, WE COULD CRY AN (A) OCEAN

IF WE LOST (B7) TRUE LOVE, AND SWEET DE(E)VOTION

YOUR LIPS EXCITE ME, LET YOUR ARMS IN(A)VITE ME

FOR (Am) WHO KNOWS (E) WHEN, WE'LL MEET A(B7)GAIN, THIS (E) WAY

 

(CHORUS + REPEAT LAST LINE)


IT'S SUCH A PRETTY WORLD TODAY

WYNN STEWART, DALE NOE

(STRUM WITH THUMB)

 

(A) ITíS SUCH A PRETTY WORLD TODAY

LOOK AT THE (E) SUNSHINE

AND (D) EVERY DAYíS THE (E) SAME SINCE I MET (A) YOU (E)

 

ITíS SUCH A (A) PRETTY WORLD TODAY

KNOWING THAT (E) YOUíRE MINE

AND (D) HAPPINESS IS (E) BEING CLOSE TO (A) YOU

 

AND THOUGH THE (D) RAIN MAY FALL

OUR (E) SKIES WILL ALL BE (A) BLUE

IF I LOOK (B7) CLOSE ENOUGH

THE SUN WILL COME SHINING (E) THROUGH

 

ITíS SUCH A PRETTY WORLD TODAY

LOOK AT THE SUNSHINE

TODAY AND EVERY DAY SINCE I MET YOU,

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(REPEAT ALL VERSES) +

TO(D)DAY AND EVERY (E) DAY SINCE I MET (A) YOU


IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS

KITTY WELLS (WOMAN'S RESPONSE TO THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE)

J D MILLER

 

(A) AS I SIT HERE TONIGHT, THE JUKE BOX IS (D) PLAYING

THE (E) TUNE ABOUT THE WILD SIDE OF (A) LIFE

AS I LISTEN TO THE WORDS YOU ARE (D) SAYING

IT BRINGS (E) MEMORIES WHEN I WAS A TRUSTING (A) WIFE

 

(CHORUS) IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS

AS YOU SAID IN THE WORDS OF YOUR SONG

TOO MANY TIMES MARRIED MEN THINK THEY'RE STILL SINGLE

THAT HAS CAUSED MANY A GOOD GIRL TO GO WRONG

 

IT'S A SHAME THAT ALL THE BLAME IS ON US WOMEN

IT'S NOT TRUE THAT ONLY YOU MEN FEEL THE SAME

FROM THE START MOST EVERY HEART THAT'S EVER BROKEN

WAS BECAUSE THERE ALWAYS WAS A MAN TO BLAME (CHORUS)


IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE

HANK SNOW

GEOFF MACK

 

(A) I WAS TOTING MY PACK ALONG THE DUSTY WINNEMUCCA ROAD

WHEN ALONG CAME A SEMI WITH A HIGH AND CANVAS COVERED LOAD

IF YOUíRE (D) GOING TO WINNEMUCCA MAC, WITH ME YOU CAN RIDE

SO I (A) CLIMBED INTO THE CAB AND THEN I SETTLED DOWN INSIDE

HE (E) ASKED ME IF IíD SEEN A ROAD WITH SO MUCH DUST AND SAND

AND I SAID, ďLISTEN, BUD, IíVE TRAVELLED EVERY ROAD IN THIS HERE LANDĒ

 

(CHORUS) IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE, MAN, IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE, MAN

(D) CROSSED THE DESERTS BARE, MAN, IíVE (A) BREATHED THE MOUNTAIN AIR, MAN

OF (E) TRAVEL IíVE HAD MY SHARE, MAN, IíVE BEEN EVERY(A)WHERE

 

IíVE BEEN TO RENO CHICAGO FARGO MINNESOTA

BUFFALO TORONTO WINSLOW SARASOTA

(D) WICHITA TULSA OTTAWA OKLAHOMA

(A) TAMPA PANAMA MATAWA LA PALOMA

(E) BANGOR BALTIMORE SALVADOR AMARILLO

(A) TOCOPILLA BARRANQUILLA AND PADILLA

IíM A KILLER (CHORUS)

 

BOSTON CHARLESTON DAYTON LOUISIANA

WASHINGTON HOUSTON KINGSTON TEXARKANA

MONTERREY FARADAY SANTA FE TALLAPOOSA

GLEN ROCK, BLACK ROCK, LITTLE ROCK, OSKALOOSA

TENNESSEE, HENNESY, CHICOPEE, SPIRIT LAKE

GRAND LAKE, DEVIL'S LAKE, CRATER LAKE, FOR PETEíS SAKE (CHORUS)

 

LOUISVILLE NASHVILLE KNOXVILLE OMBABIKA

SHEFFERVILLE JACKSONVILLE WATERVILLE COSTA RICA

PITTSFIELD SPRINGFIELD BAKERSFIELD SHREVEPORT

HACKENSACK CADILLAC FON-DU-LAC DAVENPORT

IDAHO JELLICOE ARGENTINA DIAMONTINA

PASADENA CATALINA, SEE WHAT I MEAN, SIR (CHORUS)

 

PITTSBURGH PARKERSBURG GRAVELBURG COLORADO

ELLENSBURG REXBURG VICKSBURG ELDORADO

LARRIMORE ATMORE HAVERSTRAW CHATTANIKA

CHASKA NEBRASKA ALASKA OPALIKA

BARABOU WATERLOO KALAMAZOO KANSAS CITY

SIOUX CITY, CEDAR CITY, DODGE CITY, WHAT A PITY (CHORUS)

 

(ACCOMP.) I KNOW SOMEPLACE YOU HAVENíT BEEN

IíVE BEEN EVERYWHERE


I WALK THE LINE

JOHNNY CASH

 

(A) I KEEP A (E) CLOSE WATCH ON THIS HEART OF (A) MINE

I KEEP MY (E) EYES WIDE OPEN ALL THE (A) TIME

I KEEP THE (D) ENDS OUT FOR THE TIE THAT (A) BINDS

BECAUSE YOUíRE (E) MINE, I WALK THE (A) LINE

 

I FIND IT VERY, VERY EASY TO BE TRUE

I FIND MYSELF ALONE WHEN EACH DAY IS THROUGH

YES, IíLL ADMIT THAT IíM A FOOL FOR YOU

BECAUSE YOUíRE MINE, I WALK THE LINE

 

AS SURE AS NIGHT IS DARK AND DAY IS LIGHT

I KEEP YOU ON MY MIND BOTH DAY AND NIGHT

AND HAPPINESS THAT IíVE KNOWN PROVES THAT ITíS RIGHT

BECAUSE YOUíRE MINE, I WALK THE LINE

 

YOUíVE GOT A WAY TO KEEP ME ON YOUR SIDE

YOU GIVE ME CAUSE FOR LOVE THAT I CANíT HIDE

FOR YOU I KNOW IíD EVEN TRY TO TURN THE TIDE

BECAUSE YOUíRE MINE, I WALK THE LINE


I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE

CHARLIE PRIDE

 

(A) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN AWAKENED

BY THE CROWING OF A ROOSTER

WHILE THE NIGHTíS DEW IS STILL HEAVY ON THE (E) GROUND

AND THE VOICE OF UNCLE BEN

SEEMS TO BREAK THE MORNING SILENCE

RINGING LIGHTS THE WINDOWS ALL A(A)ROUND

WELL, ITíS TIME TO RISE AND SHINE

AND START ANOTHER HARD WORK DAY

AND GET THE COWS IN AND START THE MILKING (D) CHORES

ITíS TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT

(A) MAYBE EVEN VISIT

BUT I (E) WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANY(A) MORE

 

SOMETHING ĎBOUT THE SMELL OF CORNBREAD

COOKING ON A WOOD STOVE

SEEMS TO BRING A PICTURE TO MY MIND

OF A LITTLE THREE-ROOM HOUSE

WITH MOMMA IN THE KITCHEN

BUT SHE CANíT STOP TO TALK, AINíT GOT THE TIME

SHEíS A-FIXINí DADDYíS SUPPER

HEíS A-WORKINí OVERTIME

TRYING TO PAY OUR BILL AT THE GROCERY STORE

ITíS TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT

MAYBE EVEN VISIT

BUT I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE

 

AS I THINK ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD

AND OF MY OLD HOME TOWN

I DONíT REALLY MISS THEM LIKE BEFORE

ITíS TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT

MAYBE EVEN VISIT

BUT I WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE


JAMAICA FAREWELL

HARRY BELAFONTE, IRVING BURGIE (L BURGESS) (BASED ON A TRADITIONAL AIR)

 

(A) DOWN THE WAY WHERE THE (D) NIGHTS ARE GAY

AND THE (E) SUN SHINES DAILY ON THE (A) MOUNTAIN TOP

I TOOK A TRIP ON A (D) SAILING SHIP

AND WHEN I (E) REACHED JAMAICA I (A) MADE A STOP

 

(CHORUS) BUT IíM SAD TO SAY, IíM ON MY WAY

WONíT BE BACK FOR MANY A DAY

MY HEART IS DOWN, MY HEAD IS TURNING AROUND

I HAD TO LEAVE A LITTLE GIRL IN KINGSTON TOWN

 

SOUNDS OF LAUGHTER EVERYWHERE

AND THE DANCING GIRLS SWING TO AND FROí

I MUST DECLARE MY HEART IS THERE

THOUGH IíVE BEEN FROM MAINE TO MEXICO (CHORUS)

 

DOWN AT THE MARKET YOU CAN HEAR

LADIES CRY OUT WHILE ON THEIR HEADS THEY BEAR

ACKEE, RICE, SALT FISH ARE NICE

AND THE RUM IS FINE ANY TIME OF YEAR (CHORUS)

 

SAD TO SAY, IíM ON MY WAY

WONíT BE BACK FOR MANY A DAY

MY HEART IS DOWN, MY HEAD IS TURNING AROUND

I HAD TO LEAVE A LITTLE GIRL IN KINGSTON TOWN


JAMBALAYA

HANK WILLIAMS

 

(A) GOODBYE JOE, ME GOTTA GO, ME-OH-(E)MY-OH

ME GOTTA GO POLE THE PIROGUE DOWN THE (A) BAYOU

MY YVONNE, THE SWEETEST ONE, ME-OH-(E)MY-OH

SON OF A GUN WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE (A) BAYOU

 

(CHORUS) JAMBALAYA, CRAWFISH PIE AND A FILET GUMBO

ĎCAUSE TONIGHT IíM GONNA SEE MY MA-CHER-A-MIO

PICK GUITAR FILL FRUIT JAR AND BE GAY-O

SON OF A GUN, WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU

 

THIBODEAUX, FONTAINEAUX THE PLACE IS BUZZINí

KINFOLK COME TO SEE YVONNE BY THE DOZEN

DRESSED IN STYLE, GO HOG WILD ME-OH-MY-OH

SON OF A GUN WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU (CHORUS)

 

SETTLE DOWN FAR FROM TOWN, GET ME A PIROGUE

AND IíLL CATCH ALL THE FISH IN THE BAYOU

SWAP MY MONí TO BUY YVONNE WHAT SHE NEEDS, OH

SON OF A GUN WEíLL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU (CHORUS)


JIMMIE RODGERS BLUES

ELTON BRITT, STONEY EDWARDS

VAUGHN HORTON

 

(A) YODELAYHE, (E) HAYEE, (A) OLAYEE, THAT'S THE JIMMIE (E) RODGERS (A) BLUES

 

(A) I CAN SING YOU THE TRUE-LIFE STORY

OF THE GREATEST BLUE YODELING STAR

WITH THE (D) HELP OF THE TITLES OF THE SONGS HE SANG

LIKE (A) YOU AND MY OLD GUITAR

YODELAYHEE, (E) HE HE, (A) HE HE HE HE HE

 

HE WAS BORN DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI

JIMMIE RODGERS WAS HIS NAME

HE LEFT HIS DADDY AND HOME AND GOT THE TRAVELLING BLUES

WHILE WAITING FOR A TRAIN (YODEL)

 

HE WAS WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

RIDING ON THAT OLD CHOO CHOO

AWAY OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN

WHEN HE GOT THOSE BRAKEMAN'S BLUES (YODEL)

 

HE SANG T FOR TEXAS, AND T FOR TENNESSEE

AND PEACHPICKING TIME IN GEORGIA IS GIRL-PICKING TIME FOR ME

MY LITTLE BLUE-EYED JANE HE YODELED

AND MY CAROLINA SUNSHINE GIRL

MY LITTLE LA-A-DY

IS THE SWEETEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (YODEL)

 

JIMMIE SAID I'M GONNA GET MARRIED

AND LEAVE MY LITTLE OLD HOME DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS

AND BUILD ME A MANSION OUT IN TEXAS

THE LAND OF MY BOYHOOD DREAMS (YODEL)

 

THEN CAME A LULLABY YODEL

HE HAD TREASURES UNTOLD

BUT HE NEVER COULD LOSE THOSE GAMBLER'S BLUES

FROM RAMBLING DAYS OF OLD (YODEL)

 

HE'D TAKE A BIG CHIEF BUFFALO NICKEL

AND CALL UP HIS WIFE AND SAY

THIS IS JIMMIE THE KID, I'M IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

FOR MY ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS (YODEL)

 

ANY OLD TIME YOU'D SEE HIM

HE'D BE SINGING A BRAND NEW TUNE

HIS TRAIN WHISTLE BLUES STILL HAUNTS ME

WHEN THE CACTUS IS IN BLOOM (YODEL)

 

THE WHOLE WORLD SHARED HIS SORROW

WHEN HE SANG MY TIME AIN'T LONG

THEN ONE DAY IN NEW YORK CITY

HE SANG HIS FAREWELL SONG (YODEL)

 

I'VE GOT THE T.B. BLUES

 

(UP OR DOWN ONE KEY)

GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN, ON EARTH YOU'LL SING NO MORE, NO MORE, NO MORE

BUT JIMMIE RODGERSí LAST BLUE YODEL, ECHOES ON THE GOLDEN SHORES (YODEL)

(YODEL FANTASTIC)

 

THAT'S THE JIMMIE RODGERS BLUES


JINGLE BELLS

JIM REEVES

 

(A) DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW, IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN (D) SLEIGH

O'ER THE FIELDS WE (E) GO, LAUGHING ALL THE (A) WAY

BELLS ON BOBTAILS RING, MAKING SPIRITS (D) BRIGHT

OH, WHAT FUN IT (E) IS TO RIDE AND SING A SLEIGHING SONG TO(A)NIGHT

 

(CHORUS) JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY

(D) OH, WHAT FUN IT(A) IS TO RIDE IN A (E) ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH

(A) JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY

(D) OH, WHAT FUN IT (A) IS TO RIDE IN A (E) ONE-HORSE OPEN (A) SLEIGH

 

NOW THE GROUND IS WHITE, SO GO IT WHILE YOU'RE YOUNG

TAKE THE GIRLS TONIGHT, AND SING THIS SLEIGHING SONG

JUST GET A BOBTAIL NAG, TWO-FIFTY FOR HIS SPEED

THEN HITCH HIM TO AN OPEN SLEIGH, AND CRACKLIN' TAKE THE LEAD (CHORUS)


JOHNNY B GOODE

CHUCK BERRY

 

(A) DEEP DOWN IN LOUíSIANA, CLOSE TO NEW ORLEANS

WAY BACK UP IN THE WOODS AMONG THE EVERGREENS

THERE (D) IN A LITTLE CABIN MADE OF EARTH AND WOOD

LIVED A (A) COUNTRY BOY NAMED JOHNNY B. GOODE

WHO (E) NEVER EVER LEARNED TO READ OR WRITE SO WELL

BUT (A) HE COULD PLAY A GUITAR JUST LIKE RINGING A BELL

 

GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO, GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO

(E) GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO, GO GO, GO JOHNNY GO

JOHNNY B. GOODE

 

HE USED TO CARRY HIS GUITAR IN A GUNNY SACK

GO SIT BENEATH A TREE BY THE RAILROAD TRACK

OLí ENGINEER IN THE TRAIN SITTINí IN THE SHADE, STRUMMINí WITH THE RHYTHM THAT THE DRIVERS MADE

THE PEOPLE PASSINí BY THEY WOULD STOP AND SAY,

OH, MY BUT THAT LITTLE COUNTRY BOY COULD PLAY

 

HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM, ďSOMEDAY YOU WILL BE A MAN

AND YOU WILL BE THE LEADER OF A BIG OLí BAND

MANY PEOPLE COMINí FROM MILES AROUND

TO HEAR YOU PLAY YOUR MUSIC WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

MAYBE SOME DAY YOUR NAME WILL BE IN LIGHTS, A-SAYINí JOHNNY B. GOODE TONIGHTĒ


JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME

CHARLIE PRIDE

 

(C) SO I FEEL SO BLUE SOMETIMES I (F) WANT TO DIE

AND (G) SO IíVE GOT A BROKEN HEART, SO (C) WHAT

THEY SAY THAT TIME WILL HEAL ALL WOUNDS IN (F) MICE AND MEN

AND I (G) KNOW THAT SOMEDAY IíLL FORGET AND (C) LOVE AGAIN

 

(CHORUS) BUT JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME

IíVE GOT MY DOUBTS ABOUT IT

ĎCAUSE JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME

YOUíRE TOO MUCH TO FORGET

 

SO I LOST THE ONLY GIRL I EVER LOVED

AND SO IíVE NEVER FELT SO LOW, SO WHAT

IíLL JUST TELL MYSELF EACH TIME I WANT TO CRY

THAT SOMEDAY TIME WILL DRY THE TEARDROPS FROM MY EYE

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


JUST FOR WHAT I AM

CONNIE SMITH

DALLAS FRAZIER, A L "DOODLE" OWENS

 

(A) BLUE, AIN'T JUST A (D) WORD, IT'S A (A) FEELING

A FEELING OF (D) LONELINESS THAT (E) I CAN FEEL RIGHT (A) NOW

LOVE, HAS LOOKED AT (D) ME BUT TRIED TO (A) CHANGE ME

I WISH THAT LOVE WOULD (D) TAKE ME (E) JUST FOR WHAT I (A) AM

 

(CHORUS) JUST FOR WHAT I (D) AM, I (E) WANT SOMEONE TO (A) LOVE ME

SOMEONE WHO WON'T EX(D)PECT ME, TO (B7) BE LIKE THEIR OLD (E) MEMORY

(A) JUST FOR WHAT THEY (D) SEE, (E) JUST FOR BEING (A) ME

I WANT SOMEONE TO (D) LOVE ME, (E) JUST FOR WHAT I (A) AM

 

CRY, AIN'T JUST A SOUND, IT'S A SADNESS

A SADNESS THAT LIVES WITH ME AND FOLLOWS ME AROUND

LOVE WANTS ME TO BE SOMEONE I CAN'T BE

I WISH THAT LOVE WOULD TAKE ME JUST FOR WHAT I AM

 

(CHORUS) + LAST TWO LINES


JUST ONE TIME

CONNIE SMITH

DON GIBSON

 

(A) IF I COULD SEE YOU (E) JUST ONE TIME

OH, HOW IíD EASE MY (A) TROUBLED MIND

IF I COULD HOLD YOU (E) JUST ONE TIME

AND THEN PRETEND THAT (A) YOUíRE STILL MINE

 

LIPS THAT USED TO (E) THRILL ME SO

THEY NOW THRILL SOMEONE (A) ELSE I KNOW

GONE IS THE LOVE THAT (E) ONCE WAS MINE

WISH I COULD SEE YOU (A) JUST ONE TIME

 

(CHORUS) OH, OH, OH HOW I (E) MISS YOU SO

OOOH I (A) NEED YOU SO

I-I-IíD GIVE THIS (E) HEART OF MINE

WISH I COULD SEE YOU (A) JUST ONE TIME

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

WISH I COULD RELIVE JUST ONE TIME

TURN BACK THE PAGES AND THERE IíD FIND

THAT SAME OLD LOVE THAT ONCE WAS MINE

WISH I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

 

(CHORUS:) OH, OH, OH HOW I MISS YOU SO

OOOH I NEED YOU SO

I-I-IíD GIVE THIS HEART OF MINE

IF I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

 

(REPEAT CHORUS TWO MORE TIMES)

 

IF I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE TIME

WISH I COULD SEE YOU (D) ONE (E) MORE (A) TIME


JUST OUT OF REACH (OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS) (EMPTY ARMS)

BRENDA LEE, MARGO SMITH, PATSY CLINE

L F STEWART

 

(A) LOVE THAT RUNS AWAY FROM ME

DREAMS THAT JUST WONíT (E) LET ME BE

BLUES THAT KEEP ON BOTHERINí ME

CHAINS THAT JUST WONíT (A) SET ME FREE

TOO FAR AWAY FROM YOU AND ALL YOUR (D) CHARMS

JUST (E) OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN (EMPTY) (A) ARMS

 

EACH NIGHT IN DREAMS I SEE YOUR FACE

MEMORIES TIME CANNOT ERASE

THEN I AWAKE AND FIND YOU GONE

IíM SO BLUE AND ALL ALONE

SO FAR AWAY FROM LIPS SO SWEET AND WARM

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

THAT LONESOME FEELING ALL THE TIME

KNOWING YOU CANNOT BE MINE

DREAMS THAT HAUNT ME IN MY SLEEP

VOWS THAT WE COULD NEVER KEEP

TOO FAR AWAY FROM LIPS SO SWEET AND WARM

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS

 

(MARGO SMITH, RISING) I (E) PRAY THE LORD TO KEEP YOU FROM ALL HARM

JUST OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN (A) ARMS

JUST (E) OUT OF REACH OF MY TWO OPEN (A) ARMS


KAWLIGA

HANK WILLIAMS

HANK WILLIAMS, FRED ROSE

 

(Am) KAWLIGA WAS A WOODEN INDIAN, STANDING BY THE DOOR

HE FELL IN LOVE WITH AN INDIAN MAID OVER IN THE ANTIQUE STORE

KAWLIGA, JUST STOOD THERE AND NEVER LET IT (E7) SHOW

SO SHE COULD NEVER ANSWER YES OR (Am) NO

 

HE ALWAYS WORE HE SUNDAY FEATHERS AND HELD A TOMAHAWK

THE MAIDEN WORE HER BEADS AND BRAIDS AND HOPED SOME DAY HEíD TALK

KAWLIGA, TOO STUBBORN TO EVER SHOW A (E7) SIGN

BECAUSE HIS HEART WAS MADE OF KNOTTY (A) PINE

 

(CHORUS) (A) POOR OLí KAWLIGA HE NEVER GOT A KISS

(D) POOR OLí KAWLIGA HE DONíT KNOW WHAT HE MISSED

(A) IS IT ANY WONDER THAT HIS FACE IS (E7) RED

KAWLIGA THAT POOR OLD WOODEN (Am) HEAD

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

KAWLIGA WAS A LONELY INDIAN NEVER WENT NOWHERE

HIS HEART WAS SET ON THE INDIAN MAID WITH THE COAL BLACK HAIR

KAWLIGA, JUST STOOD THERE AND NEVER LET IT (E7) SHOW

SO SHE COULD NEVER ANSWER YES OR (Am) NO

 

AND THEN ONE DAY A WEALTHY CUSTOMER BOUGHT THE INDIAN MAID

AND TOOK HER O SO FAR AWAY, BUT OLD KAWLIGA STAYED

KAWLIGA, JUST STANDS THERE LONELY AS CAN (E7) BE

AND WISHES HE WAS STILL AN OLD PINE (A) TREE (CHORUS)


KINGSTON MARKET

HARRY BELAFONTE, ARR. BY BURGIE

 

(strum verses) (E) HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A (A) RAINBOW

OR A (B7) GARDEN BLOOMING (E) BRIGHT

HEARD THE SHUFFLE OF A (A) THOUSAND FEET

(B7) DRUMS FROM MORNING ĎTILL (E) NIGHT

 

(CHORUS) COME, WE GO DOWN, (A) COME, WE GO DOWN

(B7) COME, WE GO DOWN TO (E) KINGSTON MARKET

COME, WE GO DOWN, (A) COME, WE GO DOWN

(B7) DOWN TO KINGSTON (E) MARKET

 

GET YOUR TAMARIND AND SOURSOP

MANGOES AND CASSAVA

BREADFRUIT, OKRA, PIGEON PEAS

CURRY GOAT AND GUAVA (CHORUS)

 

DO YOU KNOW A BROWN-SKIN MAIDEN

WITH SUNSHINE IN HER EYES

HEARD THE SWALLOW AND THE HUMMINGBIRD

SING HAPPY AS SHE GOES BY

 

(RAISE KEY) HAVE YOU SEEN THE GHOST OF MORGAN

OR HEARD A TALE YOU HADNíT OUGHTTA

HAVE YOU WELCOMED THE COMING DAWN

WITH THE RUM AND COCONUT WATER

 

(CHORUS, REPEAT CHORUS TWICE, FADE)


L. A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SUSAN RAYE

 

(A) STANDING IN THAT SILENT HALL, WAITING FOR THAT FINAL CALL

SAYS HE DOESNíT LOVE ME ANY(E)MORE

SHAKING HANDS I PACK A BAG, TREMBLING VOICE I CALL A CAB

SLOWLY I START WALKING TO THE (A) DOOR

THE CAB ARRIVES HE BLOWS HIS HORN, I STUMBLE OUT IN THE EARLY MORN

AND TELL HIM OF THE PLACE IíVE GOT TO (E) GO

HIT A HUNDRED SIGNAL LIGHTS, FEEDER BELTS AND A TRAFFIC FINE

GETTING THROUGH THESE DOORS HAS BEEN SO (A) SLOW

 

(CHORUS) L. A. INTERNATIONAL (D) AIRPORT, WHERE THE BIG JET ENGINES (A) ROAR

L. A. INTERNATIONAL (E) AIRPORT, I WONíT SEE HIM ANY(A)MORE

 

STEWARDESS IN A MINISKIRT, HIPPIE IN A LEATHER SHIRT

STARTED ON THE WAY TO NAPLES ROME

WHILE IíM WONDERING WHERE ITíS AT, SEE A PARIS DIPLOMAT

COLLEGE KIDS ARE TRYING TO GET BACK HOME

BAGGAGE CART GOES QUICKLY BY, SEE MY CASE AND I START TO CRY

STUMBLE TO THE LOUNGE TO BE ALONE

WHILE IíM TRYING TO GET SOME REST, I BITE MY LIPS AND TRY MY BEST

TO FIGHT THE PAIN THATíS MAKING ME LEAVE HOME (CHORUS)

 

(UP ONE KEY)

WITH SILVER WINGS ACROSS THE SKY, VAPOR TRAILS THAT WAVE GOOD-BYE

TO THOSE BELOW WHOíVE GOT TO STAY AT HOME

I WISH THAT I HAD FLOWN AT NIGHT, SO I COULD TAKE THAT CHAMPAGNE FLIGHT

RID MYSELF OF EVERY TEAR I OWN

SOARING HIGH ABOVE THE HEAVENS, IN A SEVEN-FORTY-SEVEN

FIGHTING BACK THE TEARS THAT CURSE MY EYES

CAPTAINíS VOICE SO LOUD AND CLEAR, AMPLIFIES INTO MY EAR

ASSURING ME IíM FLYING FRIENDLY SKIES (CHORUS, FADE)


LET YOUR LOVE FLOW

BELLAMY BROTHERS

 

(A) THEREíS A REASON, FOR THE SUNSHINE IN THE SKY

AND THEREíS A REASON, WHY IíM FEELING SO HIGH

MUST BE THE (E) SEASON, WHEN THOSE LOVE LIGHTS SHINE

ALL A(A)ROUND US

SO LET THAT FEELING, GRAB YOU DEEP INSIDE

AND SEND YOU REELING, WHERE YOUR LOVE CANíT HIDE

AND THEN GO (E) STEALING, THROUGH THE MOONLIT NIGHTS

WITH A (A) LOVER

 

(CHORUS) JUST LET YOUR (D) LOVE FLOW, LIKE A MOUNTAIN STREAM

AND LET YOUR (A) LOVE GROW, WITH THE SMALLEST OF DREAMS

AND LET YOUR (E) LOVE SHOW, AND YOUíLL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

ITíS THE (A) SEASON

LET YOUR (D) LOVE FLY, LIKE A BIRD ON THE WING

AND LET YOUR (A) LOVE BIND YOU, TO ALL LIVING THINGS

AND LET YOUR (E) LOVE SHINE, AND YOUíLL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

THATíS THE (A) REASON

 

THEREíS A REASON, FOR THE WARM SWEET NIGHTS

AND THEREíS A REASON, FOR THE CANDLELIGHTS

MUST BE THE SEASON, WHEN THOSE LOVE RAYS SHINE

ALL AROUND US

SO LET THAT WONDER, TAKE YOU INTO SPACE

AND LAY YOU UNDER, ITS LOVING EMBRACE

JUST FEEL THE THUNDER, AS IT WARMS YOUR FACE

YOU CANíT HOLD BACK

 

CHORUS, THEN START CHORUS AGAIN AND FADE


LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE

SMOKIE

N CHINN, M CHAPMAN

 

(A) SALLY CALLED AND SHE GOT THE WORD

(D) SHE SAID, ďI SUPPOSE YOU HEARD

(E) Ö (A) ABOUT ALICEĒ (E)

WELL I (A) RUSHED TO THE WINDOW AND I LOOKED OUTSIDE

AND (D) I COULD HARDLY BELIEVE MY EYES

AT THE (E) BIG LIMOUSINE UP IN (A) ALICEíS DRIVE (E)

 

(CHORUS) (OH) I (A) DONíT KNOW WHY SHEíS LEAVING, OR WHERE SHEíS GONNA GO

I (D) GUESS SHEíS GOT HER REASONS, BUT I JUST DONíT WANT TO KNOW

ĎCAUSE FOR (E) 24 YEARS IíVE BEEN LIVING NEXT DOOR TO (A) ALICE (E)

(A) TWENTY-FOUR YEARS JUST WAITING FOR A CHANCE

TO (D) TELL HER HOW I FEEL AND MAYBE GET A SECOND GLANCE

NOW IíVE (E) GOT TO GET USED TO NOT (D) LIVING NEXT (E) DOOR TO (A) ALICE

 

GREW UP TOGETHER, TWO KIDS IN THE PARK

CARVED OUR INITIALS DEEP IN THE BARK Ö ME AND ALICE

NOW SHE WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR WITH HER HEAD HELD HIGH

AND JUST FOR A MOMENT I CAUGHT HER EYE

AS THE BIG LIMOUSINE PULLED SLOWLY OUT OF ALICEíS DRIVE (CHORUS)

 

SALLY CALLED BACK, ASKED HOW I FELT

SHE SAID, ďI KNOW I CAN HELP Ö OVER ALICEĒ

SHE SAID, ďNOW ALICEíS GONE, BUT IíM STILL HERE,

AND IíVE BEEN WAITING FOR 24 YEARSĒ

(SLOW, MONOTONE) AND THE BIG LIMOUSINE DISAPPEARED

 

(CHORUS, BUT LAST LINE IS:)

BUT IíLL NEVER GET USED TO NOT LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE

NO, IíLL NEVER GET USED TO NOT LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE


LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS

BOB LUMAN

F WELLER, S OLDHAM

 

(CHORUS) (E) LONELY (A) WOMEN MAKE GOOD (B7) LOVERS

THEY'RE (A) ALL AT THE MERCY OF A GOOD-LOOKING, SMOOTH-TALKING (B7) MAN

(E) LONELY (A) WOMEN MAKE GOOD (B7) LOVERS

SO (A) IF YOU'VE GOT A WOMAN BETTER (B7) TREAT HER JUST AS GOOD AS YOU (E) CAN

 

(E) LOTS OF TIMES A (A) LONELY GIRL WILL (B7) GO OUT ON THE (E) TOWN

(A) WITH NO THOUGHT OF (B7) EVIL ON HER (E) MIND

BUT SHE DON'T TRY TO (A) PLANT THAT SEED, (B7) BUT THERE'S SOMETHING EVERY (E) WOMAN NEEDS

AND A (A) FRIENDLY SMILE WILL (B7) DO IT EVERY (E) TIME (CHORUS)

 

(UP ONE KEY) ONCE A WOMAN'S TASTED LOVE, SHE CAN'T DO WITHOUT IT

SHE'LL REACH FOR SOMETHING WARM WHEN SHE GETS COLD

AND IF HER LIPS ARE WET WITH WINE

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING TIME

SHE'LL TRADE HER PRIDE FOR SOMETHING WARM TO HOLD (CHORUS)

 

(REPEAT CHORUS, FADE)


LONESOME 7-7203

HANK SNOW, JUSTIN TUBB

 

(E) HAD OUR NUMBER CHANGED TODAY, ALTHOUGH I (A) HATED TO

BUT EACH (B7) TIME THE PHONE WOULD RING, THEYíD WANT TO (E) SPEAK TO YOU

AND IT HURT TO TELL THEM YOU WERENíT HERE WITH (A) ME

MAYBE (E) NOW OLD TELE(B7)PHONE WILL LET ME (E) BE

 

ITíS NOT IN THE BOOK SO NOW YOUíD BETTER WRITE IT DOWN

JUST IN CASE YOUR LOVE FOR ME SHOULD EVER COME AROUND

YOU MIGHT WANT TO CALL TO BREAK THE NEWS TO ME

JUST CALL LONESOME 7-7203

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

OH, I KEEP THE TELEPHONE BESIDE ME ALL THE TIME

HOPING YOU MIGHT CALL AND SAY YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND

IF YOU DO THEN DARLING YOU KNOW WHERE IíLL BE

IíM AT LONESOME 7-7203

 

YOUíRE THE ONLY ONE IíM GIVING OUR NEW NUMBER TO

SO IF THE TELEPHONE SHOULD RING IíLL KNOW ITíS YOU

IF YOU EVER LONG FOR LOVE THAT USED TO BE

JUST CALL LONESOME 7-7203

JUST CALL LONESOME 7-7203


LOST HIGHWAY

HANK WILLIAMS

 

(G) IíM A ROLLING STONE, ALL ALONE AND LOST

FOR A LIFE OF (C) SIN, I HAVE PAID THE (G) COST

WHEN I PASS BY, ALL THE PEOPLE SAY

JUST ANOTHER (C) GUY, ON THE LOST HIGH(G)WAY

 

JUST A DECK OF CARDS, AND A JUG OF WINE

AND A WOMANíS LIES, MAKE A LIFE LIKE MINE

ON THE DAY WE MET, I WENT ASTRAY

I STARTED ROLLING, DOWN THAT LOST HIGHWAY

 

I WAS JUST A LAD, NEARLY TWENTY TWO

NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD, JUST A KID LIKE YOU

AND NOW IíM LOST, TOO LATE TO PRAY

LORD I PAID THE COST, ON THE LOST HIGHWAY

 

NOW BOYS DONíT START TO RAMBLINí ĎROUND

ON THE ROAD OF SIN, OR YOUíRE SORROW-BOUND

TAKE MY ADVICE OR YOUíLL CURSE THE DAY

YOU STARTED ROLLING DOWN THAT LOST HIGHWAY.


LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON

GENE WATSON

 

(E) FROM SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE I HEAR THE (A) STREET VENDOR (E) CRY, FILET GUMBO

FROM MY WINDOW I SEE HIM, (A) GOING DOWN THE (E) STREET, AND HE DON'T KNOW

THAT SHE FELL RIGHT TO SLEEP, IN THE DAMP TANGLED SHEETS, SO SOON

AFTER LOVE IN THE (B7) HOT AFTER(E)NOON

 

(CHORUS) NOW THE (B7) BOURBON STREET LADY (A) SLEEPS LIKE A (E) BABY, IN THE SHADOWS

SHE WAS (B7) NEARER TO ME, (A) FULL OF MYSTE(E)RY, BUT NOW I KNOW

THAT SHE'S JUST A GIRL, AND I'M JUST A GUY, IN A ROOM

FOR LOVE, IN THE (B7) HOT AFTER(E)NOON

 

WE GOT HIGH IN THE PARK THIS MORNING, AND WE SAT, WITHOUT TALKING

THEN WE CAME BACK HERE, IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY, TIRED OF WALKING

WHERE UNDER HER BREATH, SHE HUMMED TO HERSELF, A TUNE

OF LOVE, IN THE HOT AFTERNOON

 

(CHORUS)


LUCILLE

KENNY ROGERS

ROGER BOWLING, HAL BYNUM

 

(G) IN A BAR IN TOLEDO, ACROSS FROM THE DEPOT

ON A BARSTOOL SHE TOOK OFF HER (D) RING

I THOUGHT I'D GET CLOSER, SO I WALKED ON OVER

I SAT DOWN AND ASKED HER HER (G) NAME

WHEN THE DRINKS FINALLY HIT HER, SHE SAID I'M NO QUITTER

BUT I FINALLY QUIT LIVING ON (C) DREAMS

I'M (D) HUNGRY FOR LAUGHTER, AND HERE EVER AFTER

I'M AFTER WHATEVER THE OTHER LIFE (G) BRINGS

 

IN THE MIRROR I SAW HIM, AND I CAREFULLY WATCHED HIM

I THOUGHT HOW HE LOOKED OUT OF PLACE

HE CAME TO THE WOMAN WHO SAT THERE BESIDE ME

HE HAD A STRANGE LOOK ON HIS FACE

HIS BIG HANDS WERE CALLUSSED, HE LOOKED LIKE A MOUNTAIN

AND FOR A MINUTE I THOUGHT I WAS DEAD

BUT HE STARTED SHAKING, HIS BIG HEART WAS BREAKING

HE TURNED TO THE WOMAN AND SAID

 

(CHORUS) YOU PICKED A FINE TIME TO LEAVE ME, LU(C)CILLE

WITH FOUR HUNGRY CHILDREN AND A CROP IN THE (G) FIELD

(C) I'VE HAD SOME BAD TIMES, LIVED THROUGH SOME SAD TIMES

BUT THIS TIME YOUR HURTIN' WONíT (G) HEAL

YOU PICKED A (D) FINE TIME TO LEAVE ME LU(G)CILLE

 

AFTER HE LEFT US, I ORDERED MORE WHISKY

I THOUGHT HOW SHE'D MADE HIM LOOK SMALL

FROM THE LIGHTS OF THE BARROOM

TO A RENTED HOTEL ROOM

WE WALKED WITHOUT TALKING AT ALL

SHE WAS A BEAUTY, AND WHEN SHE CAME TO ME

SHE MUST HAVE THOUGHT I'D LOST MY MIND

I COULDN'T HOLD HER, 'CAUSE THE WORDS THAT HE TOLD HER

KEPT COMING BACK TIME AFTER TIME

 

(CHORUS) (CHORUS, FADE)


MAKING BELIEVE

JIM REEVES

 

(G) MAKING BELIEVE, (C) THAT YOU STILL (G) LOVE ME

IT'S LEAVING (D) ME, ALONE AND SO (G) BLUE

I'LL ALWAYS DREAM, THOUGH (C) I'LL NEVER (G) OWN YOU

MAKING BE(D)LIEVE, THAT'S ALL I CAN (G) DO

 

I CAN'T HOLD YOU (D) CLOSE

WHEN YOU'RE NOT (G) WITH ME

YOU'RE SOMEBODY'S (D) LOVE

YOU'LL NEVER BE (G) MINE

MAKING BELIEVE, (C) I'LL SPEND MY (G) LIFETIME

LOVING (D) YOU, JUST MAKING BE(G)LIEVE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

I'M MAKING BELIEVE, THAT I NEVER LEFT YOU

BUT MY HAPPY HOURS, I FIND ARE SO FEW

MY PLANS FOR THE FUTURE, WILL NEVER COME TRUE NOW

I'M MAKING BELIEVE, WHAT ELSE CAN I DO

 

I CAN'T HOLD YOU CLOSE

DARLING, WHEN YOU'RE NOT WITH ME

YOU'RE SOMEBODY'S LOVE

YOU'LL NEVER BE MINE

MAKING BELIEVE, I'LL SPEND MY LIFETIME

LOVING YOU, JUST MAKING BELIEVE


MARY ANN REGRETS

HANK SNOW, BURL IVES

HARLAN HOWARD

 

(A) I SAVED UP MY MONEY TO BUY MY SWEETHEART SOME (E) FLOWERS

FOR SATURDAY'S DATE AND I RESTLESSLY COUNTED THE (A) HOURS

THEN TODAY IN THE MAIL I RECEIVED A SHORT LITTLE (D) NOTE

AND I (E) BROKE DOWN AND CRIED AT THE MESSAGE THAT HER MOTHER (A) WROTE

 

(CHORUS) MARY ANN REGRETS SHE'S UNABLE TO SEE YOU AGAIN

WE'RE LEAVING FOR EUROPE NEXT WEEK, SHE'LL BE BUSY TILL THEN

THEY KNOW THAT SHE LOVES ME, BUT POOR BOYS DON'T FIT IN THEIR PLANS

GOODBYE TRUE LOVE, GOODBYE MY SWEET MARY ANN

 

THE WEEKS HAVE GONE BY, NOT A WORD HAVE I HEARD SINCE THEN

IN THE PAPERS I READ OF THE FARAWAY PLACES SHE'S BEEN

I CAN'T EAT, I CAN'T SLEEP, FOR OVER AND OVER AGAIN

MY MIND READS THAT LETTER AND I CRY FOR MY MARY ANN

 

MY MARY ANN DIED, TOO SAD SHE JUST WASTED AWAY

IF I COULD HAVE SEEN HER, I KNOW SHE'D BE LIVING TODAY

FOR WE LOVED EACH OTHER, AND IF THEY'D HAVE LEFT US ALONE

TODAY SHE'D BE WEARING MY RING, NOT A BLANKET OF STONE

 

(CHORUS)


MATAMOROS

BILLY WALKER

 

(G) IN OLD MEXICO I STAND ON THE SQUARE IN MATA(C)MOROS

ĎROUND THE (D) PLAZA THE COUPLES ARE WALKING TO MUSIC SO (G) SWEET

I FOUND MY LOVE NOT TOO LONG AGO IN MATA(C)MOROS

BUT (D) IíM FEELING LOW AS THE BEGGAR WHO SITS IN THE (G) STREET

 

OH, THE (C) PROMISES THAT SHE MADE ME WITH EYES BLACK AS MIDNIGHT

(A) HOW COULD I KNOW HOW FICKLE HER PROMISE COULD (D) BE

NOW (G) IíM BACK TO FIND WHAT I FEEL IS MINE IN MATA(C)MOROS

AND (D) THEREíLL BE BAD TROUBLE IF I CATCH HER CHEATING ON (G) ME

 

STREETS ARE NARROW AND DARK AND TEQUILA RUNS FREE IN MATAMOROS

I STOP FOR ONE MOMENT OUTSIDE OF MIGUELíS SWINGING DOOR

MY HEART BREAKS TO HEAR THE SAME HAUNTING SOUNDS OF GRANADA

SHE ONCE CALLED IT OUR SONG AND VOWED SHEíD BE MINE EVERMORE

 

THEN A(C)CROSS THE SQUARE WITH THIS WILD YOUNG VAQUERO I SEE HER

(A) LAUGHING AND DANCING AND TOSSING HER RAVEN-BLACK (D) HAIR

FATE (G) MAY TAKE A HAND WHEN I FACE THIS MAN FROM MATA(C)MOROS

FOR THE (D) LOVE OF MY WOMAN IS ONE THING THAT IíLL NEVER (G) SHARE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

NOW I WALK IN THE NIGHT FAR AWAY FROM THE LIGHTS OF MATAMOROS

AND RECALL/ THE LAST MOMENTS/ WHEN I KNEW SHE LOVED ME MORE THAN LIFE

I CAN STILL HEAR HER CRY I LOVE YOU AND IíLL PROVE IT MANANA

THEN SEEING MY DANGER SHE JUMPED IN FRONT OF HIS KNIFE

 

I KNOW OF THE STORIES THEYíLL TELL IN THE DIM-LIT CASINOS

OF THE RAVEN-HAIRED BEAUTY WHO FOR HER LOVE LAY DEAD ON THE FLOOR

THEYíLL SPEAK OF THE FIGHT WITH THE GRINGO THAT NIGHT IN MATAMOROS

AND WONDER WHAT HAPPENED, FOR HE NEVER RETURNED ANYMORE, OH, OH, OH


ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, GORDON LIGHTFOOT

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, FRED FOSTER

 

(A) BUSTED FLAT IN BATON ROUGE, HEADED FOR THE TRAIN

FEELING NEARLY FADED AS MY (E) JEANS

BOBBY THUMBED A DIESEL DOWN, JUST BEFORE IT RAINED

TOOK US ALL THE WAY TO NEW OR(A)LEANS

I TOOK MY HARPOON OUT OF MY DIRTY RED BANDANA

AND WAS BLOWING SAD WHILE BOBBY SANG THE (D) BLUES

WITH THEM WINDSHIELD WIPERS SLAPPINí TIME

AND (A) BOBBY CLAPPING HANDS WE FIN-

ĎLY (E) SANG UP EVERY SONG THAT DRIVER (A) KNEW

 

(D) FREEDOMíS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR (A) NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

(E) NOTHING AINíT WORTH NOTHING BUT ITíS (A) FREE

AW BUT (D) FEELING GOOD WAS EASY LORD

WHEN (A) BOBBY SANG THE BLUES

(E) FEELING GOOD WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME AND BOBBY MC(A)GEE

 

FROM THE COAL MINES OF KENTUCKY TO THE CALIFORNIA SUN

BOBBY SHARED THE SECRETS OF MY SOUL

STANDING RIGHT BESIDE ME LORD THROUGH EVERYTHING I DONE

EVERY NIGHT SHE KEPT ME FROM THE COLD

BUT SOMEWHERE NEAR SALINAS LORD, I LET HER SLIP AWAY

SEARCHING FOR THE HOME I HOPE SHEíLL FIND

IíD TRADE ALL OF MY TOMORROWS FOR A SINGLE YESTERDAY

HOLDING BOBBYíS BODY NEXT TO MINE

 

FREEDOMíS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

AND NOTHING LEFT IS ALL SHE LEFT FOR ME

AW BUT FEELING GOOD WAS EASY LORD

WHEN BOBBY SANG THE BLUES

BUDDY THAT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAÖ


MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

DEAN MARTIN

 

(ACCOMP. Ė REPEAT THIS AS BACKGROUND IN EVERY LINE FOR THE 2ND, 3RD, AND 4TH VERSES)

(D) SWEET SWEET, THE (A) MEMORIES YOU GAVE TO ME

(D) YOU CANíT BEAT THE (A) MEMORIES YOU GAVE TO ME

 

(D) TAKE ONE (A) FRESH AND TENDER (D) KISS

ADD ONE (A) STOLEN NIGHT OF (D) BLISS

(G) ONE GIRL, (D) ONE BOY, (A) SOME GRIEF, (D) SOME JOY

MEMO(A)RIES ARE MADE OF (D) THIS

 

DONíT FORGET A SMALL MOONBEAM

FOLD IT LIGHTLY WITH A DREAM

YOUR LIPS, AND MINE, TWO SIPS, OF WINE

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

 

(G) THEN HAVE THE WEDDING VOWS

(D) ONE HOUSE WHERE LOVERS DWELL

(A) THREE LITTLE KIDS FOR THE (D) FLAVOR

(G) STIR CAREFULLY THROUGH THE DAYS

(D) SEE HOW THE FLAVOR STAYS

(E) THESE ARE THE DREAMS WE WILL (A) SAVOR

 

(D) WITH HIS BLESSINGS FROM ABOVE

SERVE IT GENEROUSLY WITH LOVE

ONE MAN, ONE WIFE, ONE LOVE, THROUGH LIFE

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS


MOM AND DAD WALTZ

LEFTY FRIZZELL

 

(A) IíD WALK FOR MILES, CRY OR (E) SMILE

FOR MY (A) MOMMY AND (D) DADDY

I (A) WANT THEM TO (E) KNOW, I LOVE THEM (E)SO (A)

THATíS HOW I FEEL, MY LOVE IS REAL

FOR MY MOMMY AND DADDY

I WANT THEM TO KNOW I LOVE THEM SO

 

(CHORUS) IN MY (E) HEART, JOY TEARS START, ĎCAUSE IíM (A) HAPPY

AND I (E) PRAY EVERY DAY, FOR MOM AND (A) DADDY, AND EACH (E) NIGHT

IíD WALK FOR (A) MILES, CRY OR (E) SMILE

FOR MY (A) MOMMY AND (D) DADDY

ĎCAUSE I (A) WANT THEM TO (E) KNOW I LOVE THEM (A) SO

 

IíD FIGHT IN WARS, DO ALL THE CHORES

FOR MY MOMMY AND DADDY

I WANT THEM TO LIVE UNTIL THEYíRE CALLED

IíD WORK AND SLAVE, AND NEVER LEAVE

MY MOMMY AND DADDY

BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I OWE THEM MY ALL (CHORUS)


MORE AND MORE

WEBB PIERCE

 

(A) MORE AND MORE, IíM FORGETTINí THE (D) PAST

(E) MORE AND MORE, IíM LIVING AT (A) LAST

DAY BY DAY, IíM LOSING MY (D) BLUES

MORE AND (A) MORE, IíM FOR(E)GETTINí ĎBOUT (A) YOU

 

BUT, OH HOW I (E) TRIED, TO KEEP YOU BY MY (A) SIDE

AND, OH HOW I (E) CRIED, THE DAY YOU SAID GOOD(A)BYE

DAY BY DAY, IíM LOSING MY (D) BLUES

MORE AND (A) MORE, IíM FOR(E)GETTINí ĎBOUT (A) YOU


MORNING HAS BROKEN

ROGER WHITTAKER

WORDS BY ELEANOR FARJEON, TRADITIONAL GAELIC MELODY

 

(C) MORNING HAS (Am) BRO(D)KEN, (G) LIKE THE FIRST (F) MORN(C)ING

BLACKBIRD HAS (Em) SPO(F)KEN, (C) LIKE THE FIRST (Dm7) BIRD (G)

(C) PRAISE FOR THE (Am) SING(F)ING, (C) PRAISE FOR THE (Am) MORN(Fm6)ING

(C) PRAISE FOR THEIR (Em) SPRING(F)ING, (G7) FRESH FROM THE (C) WORLD

 

SWEET THE RAINíS NEW FALL, SUNKIST FROM HEAVEN

LIKE THE FIRST DEWFALL, ON THE FIRST GRASS

PRAISE FOR THE SWEETNESS, OF THE WET GARDEN

SPRUNG IN COMPLETENESS, WHERE HIS FEET PASS

 

MINE IS THE SUNLIGHT, MINE IS THE MORNING

BORN OF THE WARM LIGHT, EDEN SOFT LAY

PRAISE WITH ELATION, PRAISE EVERY MORNING

GODíS RECREATION, OF THE NEW DAY

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)


Mountain Of Love

Charlie Pride

HAROLD DORMAN

 

(A) Standing on a mountain looking down on a city

The way I feel is a dog-gone pity

(D9) Teardrops are fallin' down the mountainside

(A) Many times I've been here and many times I cried

We (E7) used to be so happy, (D) when we were in love

(A) High on a (E7) mountain of (A) love

 

Night after night I been standing here alone

Weeping my heart out till cold grey dawn

Prayin' that you're lonely and youíLL come here too

Hopin' just by chance that I'll get a glimpse of you

Tryin' hard to find you, somewhere ABOVE

High on a mountain of love

 

(Bridge) (D) Mountain of Love, a (Dfm) Mountain of Love

(D) You should be (E) ashamed

(Bm OR D) You used to be a (Dfm) mountain of love

But (D) you JUST changeD youR (E) name

 

Way down below there's a half a million people

Somewhere there's a church and a big tall steeple

Inside the church there's an altAr filled with flowers

Wedding bells are ringing THAT should have been ours

That's why IíM so lonely, HERE UP Above

High on a mountain of love


MR RECORD MAN

WILLIE NELSON

 

(G) MR RECORD MAN, IíM LOOKING FOR A SONG I HEARD TO(D)DAY

THERE WAS SOMEONE BLUE SINGING ABOUT SOMEONE WHO WENT A(G)WAY

JUST LIKE ME HIS HEART WAS YEARNING FOR A LOVE THAT USED TO (D) BE

ITíS A LONELY SONG ABOUT A LONELY (C) MAN, LIKE (G) ME

 

(CHORUS) THERE WAS (D) SOMETHING ABOUT A (A7) LOVE THAT DIDNíT (D) TREAT HIM RIGHT

AND HEíD WAKE FROM TROUBLED (A7) SLEEP AND CRY HER (D) NAME AT NIGHT

MR (G) RECORD MAN, GET THIS RECORD FOR ME WONíT YOU (D) PLEASE

ITíS A LONELY SONG ABOUT A LONELY (C) MAN, LIKE (G) ME

 

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY, WITH THE RADIO TURNED (D) ON

AND THE MAN THAT I HEARD SINGING, SOUNDS SO BLUE AND ALL A(G)LONE

AS I LISTENED TO HIS LONELY SONG, I WONDERED COULD IT (D) BE

COULD THERE SOMEWHERE BY ANOTHER LONELY (C) MAN, LIKE (G) ME

 

(CHORUS)


M.T.A.

KINGSTON TRIO

JACQUELINE STEINER, BESS HAWES

 

(SPEAKING )THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN'S SOULS

IN THE COURSE OF OUR NATION'S HISTORY, THE PEOPLE OF BOSTON HAVE RALLIED BRAVELY WHENEVER THE RIGHTS OF MEN HAVE BEEN THREATENED

TODAY, A NEW CRISIS HAS ARISEN

THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY, BETTER KNOWN AS THE M.T.A., IS ATTEMPTING TO LEVEY A BURDENSOME TAX ON THE POPULATION IN THE FORM OF A SUBWAY FARE INCREASE

CITIZENS, HEAR ME OUT.THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.

 

(D) WELL, LET ME TELL YOU THE STORY OF A (G) MAN NAMED CHARLIE

ON A (D) TRAGIC AND FATEFUL (A) DAY

HE PUT (D) TEN CENTS IN HIS POCKET, KISSED HIS (G) WIFE AND FAMILY, AND WENT TO (D) RIDE ON THE (A) M.T.(D)A.

 

(CHORUS) WELL DID HE EVER RETURN, NO HE (G) NEVER RETURNED

AND HIS (D) FATE IS STILL UN(A)LEARNED

HE MAY (D) RIDE FOREVER, 'NEATH THE (G) STREETS OF BOSTON

HE'S THE (D) MAN WHO (A) NEVER RE(D)TURNED

 

CHARLIE HANDED IN HIS DIME AT THE KENDALL SQUARE STATION

AND HE CHANGED FOR JAMAICA PLAIN

WHEN HE GOT THERE THE CONDUCTOR TOLD HIM, ONE MORE NICKEL

CHARLIE COULDN'T GET OFFA THAT TRAIN (CHORUS)

 

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 (CHORUS)

 

CHARLIE'S WIFE GOES DOWN TO THE SCULLY SQUARE STATION

EVERY DAY AT QUARTER PAST TWO

AND THROUGH THE OPEN WINDOW SHE HANDS CHARLIE A SANDWICH

AS THE TRAIN COMES RUMBLING THROUGH (CHORUS)

 

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

GET POOR CHARLIE OFF THE M.T.A. (CHORUS)


MULE SKINNER BLUES (BLUE YODEL #8)

JIMMIE RODGERS, GEORGE VAUGHN

 

(G) WELL, GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN, WELL, GOOD MORNING TO YOU, SIR!

DO YOU (C) NEED ANOTHER MULE SKINNER, DOWN ON YOUR NEW MUD (G) RUN?HA! HA! YIP! HA!

YODELAYHEE (D) YODELAYEE (G) HEEHEE

WELL, I'M AN OLD MULE SKINNER HA!

FROM DOWN KENTUCKY WAY

AN' (C) I CAN MAKE ANY MULE LISTEN

OR I WON'T ACCEPT YOUR (G) PAY, HA HA HA HA HA!

(YODEL) HA HA HA!

 

(RECORDED:) I LIKE TO WORK, I'M ROLLING ON A DIME

I CAN PUT MY INITIALS ON A MULE'S BEHIND

YODELAYHEE YODELAYHEE ODELAYHEE ODELAYHEE

 

WELL, HEY, HEY, (SPOKEN: LITTLE WATER BOY, COME HERE, BOY) BRING THAT WATER BUCKET 'ROUND HA HA HA

IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR JOB, WATER BOY

THEN YOU CAN SET THAT BUCKET DOWN HA HA HA

(OR: PUT THAT WATER BUCKET DOWN)

(YODEL) HA HA HA HA HA (YODEL)(YODEL)

 

(RECORDED:) WORKING ON THE GOOD ROAD IS A DOLLAR AND A HALF A DAY

MY GOOD GAL'S WAITING ON A SATURDAY NIGHT, JUST TO DRAW MY PAY

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(RECORDED:) I'M GOING TO TOWN, HONEY, WHAT'YOU WANT ME TO BRING YOU BACK?

BRING A PINT OF BOOZE AND A JOHN B STETSON HAT (BRING IT TO ME, HONEY)

(YODEL)(YODEL)(YODEL)

I SMELL YOUR BREAD A-BURNING, TURN YOUR DAMPER DOWN

IF YOU AIN'T GOT A DAMPER, GOOD GAL, TURN YOUR BREAD AROUND (YODEL)


MULE TRAIN

FRANKIE LAINE

 

(G) HAH, HAH, MULE TRAIN, HAH, HAH

CLIPPITY CLOPPIN' OVER HILL AND PLAIN

SEEMS AS HOW THEY'LL NEVER STOP, CLIPPITY CLOP, CLIPPITY CLOP, CLIPPITY CLIPPITY CLIPPITY CLIPPITY, CLIPPITY CLOPPIN' ALONG

 

THERE'S A (C) PLUG OF CHAW'N' TOBACCO FOR A (G) RANCHER IN CORONA

A (C) GUITAR FOR A COWBOY (G) OUT IN ARIZONA

A (C) DRESS OF CALICO FOR A (G) PRETTY NAVAJO

GET ALONG, MULE, GET ALONG

 

MULE TRAIN, HAH, HAH, MULE TRAIN

CLIPPITY CLOPPIN' ALONG THE MOUNTAIN CHAIN

SOON THEY'RE GONNA REACH THE TOP, CLIPPITY CLOP, CLIPPITY CLOP

CLIPPITY CLIPPITY CLIPPITY CLIPPITY, CLIPPITY CLOPPIN' ALONG

 

THERE'S SOME COTTON THREAD AND NEEDLES FOR THE FOLKS WAY OUT YONDER

A SHOVEL FOR A MINER WHO LEFT HIS HOME TO WANDER

SOME RHEUMATISM PILLS FOR THE SETTLERS IN THE HILLS

GET ALONG, MULE, GET ALONG

 

MULE TRAIN, HAH, HAH, MULE TRAIN

CLIPPITY CLOPPIN' THROUGH THE WIND AND RAIN

THEY'LL KEEP GOING 'TILL THEY DROP CLIPPITY CLOP, CLIPPITY CLOP

CLIPPITY CLIPPITY CLIPPITY CLIPPITY, CLIPPITY CLOPPIN' ALONG

 

THERE'S A LETTER FULL OF SADNESS SEAMED WITH BLACK AROUND THE BORDER

A PAIR OF BOOTS FOR SOMEONE WHO HAD THEM MADE TO ORDER

A BIBLE IN THE PACK FOR THE REVEREND MR BLACK

GET ALONG, MULE, GET ALONG

GET ALONG, MULE, GET ALONG, MULE TRAIN, HAH, HAH


MY ARMS STAY OPEN LATE

BILLIE JO SPEARS

 

(E) THE BABY CRIES, I CAN ALMOST DIE, IíM (B7) LONESOME

THE LATE SHOWíS GONE, AND THE COFFEEíS ON, I THINK IíLL (E) READ SOME

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE, MY LOVE IS SHARED, BUT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE FAR FROM (A) HOME

BUT WHEN THE (B7) LIGHTS OF BROADWAY GO OFF

AND EVERY (A) HONKY TONK IS CLOSED UP

MY (B7) ARMS STAY OPEN LATE, SO YOUíLL COME (E) HOME

 

WHAT YOU DO IS WRONG, BUT MY LOVE STAYS STRONG FOR YOU

I DONíT THINK IíD CHANGE A THING AT ALL, I MIGHT LOSE YOU

THOUGH ITíS ALMOST DAWN, AND YOUíRE STILL NOT HOME, I WAIT HERE PATIENTLY

FOR THE LIGHTS TO MY LOVE NEVER GO OFF

AND THE DOOR TO MY HEART DONíT CLOSE UP

MY ARMS STAY OPEN LATE SO YOUíLL COME HOME

MY ARMS STAY OPEN LATE SO YOUíLL COME HOME


MY FAREWELL PARTY

GENE WATSON

 

(G) WHEN THE LAST BREATH OF LIFE, IS (C) GONE FROM MY (G) BODY

AND MY LIPS ARE AS COLD AS THE (D) SEA

WHEN MY (G) FRIENDS GATHER ĎROUND FOR (C) MY FAREWELL (G) PARTY

(D) WONíT YOU PRETEND YOU LOVED (G) ME

 

THEREíLL BE (C) FLOWERS FROM THOSE, WHOíLL (G) CRY WHEN IíM GONE

AND LEAVE YOU IN THIS OLD WORLD A(D)LONE

I (G) KNOW YOUíLL HAVE FUN AT (C) MY FAREWELL (G) PARTY

I (D) KNOW YOUíLL BE GLAD WHEN IíM (G) GONE

 

DONíT BE ANGRY WITH ME, FOR WANTING TO LEAVE YOU

WHEN MY LIFE IN THIS OLD WORLD IS THROUGH

YOUíLL BE FREE AT THE END OF MY FAREWELL PARTY

BUT IíLL GO AWAY, LOVING YOU

 

THEREíLL BE FLOWERS FROM THOSE, WHOíLL CRY WHEN IíM GONE

AND LEAVE YOU IN THIS OLD WORLD ALONE

I KNOW YOUíLL HAVE FUN AT MY FAREWELL PARTY

I KNOW YOUíLL BE GLAD, WHEN IíM GONE

OH, I KNOW YOUíLL BE GLAD, WHEN IíM GONE


MY HAPPINESS

JIM REEVES

 

(G) EVENING SHADOWS (C) MAKE ME BLUE

WHEN EACH WEARY (G) DAY IS THROUGH

HOW I LONG TO (D) BE WITH YOU

MY HAPPI(G)NESS

 

EVERY DAY I REMINISCE

DREAMING OF YOUR TENDER KISS

ALWAYS THINKING HOW I MISS

MY HAPPINESS

 

A (C) MILLION YEARS IT SEEMS

HAVE GONE (G) BY SINCE WE SHARED OUR DREAMS

BUT IíLL (D) HOLD YOU AGAIN

THEREíLL BE (A) NO BLUE MEMORIES (D) THEN

 

WHETHER SKIES ARE (C) GRAY OR BLUE

ANYPLACE ON EARTH WILL DO

JUST AS LONG AS IíM WITH YOU

MY HAPPINESS

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO VERSES)


MY HEART IS BREAKING(?)

 

(A) WELL, MY HEART IS BREAKING

(D) WHYíD YOU HAVE TO (A) BE SO (E) BOLD

AND MY SOUL IS ACHING

I NEED SOMEBODY TO (A) HOLD

DONíT KNOW WHERE IíM GOING

BUT I (D) SURE KNOW (A) WHERE IíVE (E) BEEN

SO WITH HEAD BOWED DOWN, IíM A-LEAVING THIS TOWN

AND I AINíT A-COMING BACK A(A)GAIN


MY TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN HOME

DOLLY PARTON

 

(A) SITTING ON THE FRONT PORCH ON A (D) SUMMER AFTER(A)NOON

IN A STRAIGHT-BACKED CHAIR ON (E) TWO LEGS, LEANED AGAINST THE (A) WALL

WATCH THE KIDS A-PLAYING WITH (D) JUNE BUGS ON A (A) STRING

AND CHASE THE GLOWING (E) FIREFLIES WHEN EVENING SHADOWS (A) FALL

 

(CHORUS) IN MY TENNESSEE (D) MOUNTAIN (A) HOME

LIFE IS AS PEACEFUL AS A (E) BABYíS (A) SIGH

IN MY TENNESSEE (D) MOUNTAIN (A) HOME

CRICKETS SING IN THE (E) FIELDS NEAR(A)BY

 

HONEYSUCKLE VINE CLINGS TO THE FENCE ALONG THE LANE

THEIR FRAGRANCE MAKES THE SUMMER WIND SO SWEET

AND ON A DISTANT HILLTOP AN EAGLE SPREADS HIS WINGS

AND A SONGBIRD ON A FENCEPOST SINGS A MELODY (CHORUS)

 

WALKING HOME FROM CHURCH ON SUNDAY WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE

JUST LAUGHING, TALKING, MAKING FUTURE PLANS

AND WHEN THE FOLKíS AINíT LOOKING YOU MIGHT STEAL A KISS OR TWO

SITTING IN THE PORCH SWING HOLDING HANDS (CHORUS)


NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW

GENE WATSON

M FOREE, F ROSE

 

(A) NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW / (D) MY HEART IS (A) BREAKING

AL(E)THOUGH A MILLION TEARDROPS START TO (A) FLOW

I'LL CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP / (D) AND WAKE UP (A) SMILING

I'LL (E) MISS YOU BUT NO ONE WILL EVER (A) KNOW

 

I'LL (B7) TELL THEM WE GREW TIRED OF EACH (E) OTHER

AND (B7) REALIZED OUR DREAMS COULD NEVER (E) BE

I'LL (A) EVEN MAKE BELIEVE / (D) I NEVER (A) LOVED YOU

THEN NO (E) ONE WILL EVER KNOW THE TRUTH BUT (A) ME

 

NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW HOW MUCH I'M PINING

EACH TIME THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT ME SO

NO ONE WILL EVER SEE THE TEARS I'M HIDING

YOU'VE HURT ME BUT NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW

 

I'LL TELL THEM I FOUND TRUE LOVE WITH ANOTHER

AND I'M GLAD THE DAY YOU SET ME FREE

I'LL EVEN MAKE BELIEVE I NEVER LOVED YOU

THEN NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW THE TRUTH BUT ME


NORTH CAROLINA (YOU'VE TAKEN ME UNDER YOUR WING)

DALLAS FRASIER

 

(CHORUS) (A) NORTH CAROLINA, YOU'VE TAKEN ME UNDER YOUR (E) WING

YOUR BIG OLD SMOKY MOUNTAINS AND YOUR PINE TREES ARE WATCHING OVER (A) ME

YOU'VE GIVEN ME A WOMAN WHO LOVES ME AND KEEPS ME FROM CHASING THOSE CALIFORNIA (E) DREAMS

NORTH CAROLINA, YOU'VE TAKEN ME UNDER YOUR (A) WING

 

YESTERDAY, HOME SWEET HOME WAS JUST ANOTHER SONG

AND I THOUGHT THE DOOR WOULDÖ

 

(CHORUS) (CHORUS)


NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT NOW

WILLIE NELSON

 

(E) IíVE GOT A LONG LIST OF REAL GOOD REASONS

FOR ALL THE THINGS IíVE (B7) DONE

IíVE GOT A PICTURE IN THE BACK OF MY MIND

OF WHAT IíVE LOST AND WHAT IíVE (E) WON

IíVE SURVIVED EVERY SITUATION

KNOWING WHEN TO FREEZE AND WHEN TO (B7) RUN

AND REGRET IS JUST A MEMORY WRITTEN ON MY BROW

AND THEREíS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT (E) NOW

 

IíVE GOT A WILD AND A RESTLESS SPIRIT

IíVE GOT MY PRICE THROUGH EVERY DEAL

IíVE SEEN THE FIRE OF A WOMAN SCORNED

TURN HER HEART OF GOLD TO STEEL

IíVE GOT THE SONG OF THE VOICE INSIDE ME

SET TO THE RHYTHM OF THE WHEELS

AND IíVE BEEN DREAMING LIKE A CHILD

SINCE THE CRADLE BROKE THE BOUGH

AND THEREíS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT NOW

 

(A) RUNNING THROUGH THE CHANGES

GOING THROUGH THE STAGES

COMING ĎROUND THE CORNERS IN MY (E) LIFE

(B7) LEAVING IT UP TO FATE

STAYING OUT TOO LATE

(E) WAITING FOR THE MOON TO SAY GOOD(B7)NIGHT

AND I COULD (E) CRY FOR THE TIME IíVE WASTED

BUT THATíS A WASTE OF TIME AND (B7) TEARS

AND I KNOW JUST WHAT IíD CHANGE

IF I WENT BACK IN TIME AGAIN

BUT THEREíS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT (E) NOW

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

IíVE (B7) FORGIVEN EVERYTHING THAT FORGIVENESS WILL ALLOW

AND THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT (E) NOW


NOT UNTIL THE NEXT TIME

JIM REEVES

 

(D) NOT UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, WILL I (A) CRY ALL NIGHT FOR YOU

YES, (E) I'LL STOP LOVING YOU, UNTIL THE (A) NEXT TIME

 

HERE I AM THE WAY YOU LEFT ME

WITH A (E) HEART TOO FULL OF PAIN

AS I LOOK INTO THE PAST I SEE

THIS (A) PICTURE ONCE AGAIN

EVERY TIME I LET IT HAPPEN

I (E) KNOW THIS IS THE END

AND I STOP LOVING YOU

UNTIL THE (A) NEXT TIME

 

(CHORUS) (D) NOT UNTIL THE NEXT TIME

WILL I (A) CRY ALL NIGHT FOR YOU

AND (E) LISTEN WHEN YOU BEG ME

FOR A (A) CHANCE WHEN YOU'RE UNTRUE

(D) NOT UNTIL THE NEXT TIME

WILL MY (A) HEART LET ME FORGIVE

YES, (E) I'LL STOP LOVING YOU

UNTIL THE (A) NEXT TIME

 

ONCE AGAIN I TAKE YOUR PICTURE

AND PLACE IT OUT OF SIGHT

AND I PUT AWAY THE RECORDS

WE LISTENED TO EACH NIGHT

I REARRANGE EACH LITTLE THING

AS I'VE DONE SO MANY TIMES

AND I WON'T PUT THEM BACK

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME

 

(CHORUS)


NOW AND THEN THERE'S A FOOL SUCH AS I

(A FOOL SUCH AS I)

HANK SNOW, ELVIS PRESLEY, BOB DYLAN

BILL TRADER

 

(G) PARDON ME IF IíM (B7) SENTIMENTAL (C) WHEN WE SAY GOOD(G)BYE

DONíT BE ANGRY WITH (A) ME (A7) SHOULD I (D) CRY (D7)

WHEN YOUíRE (G) GONE YET I'LL (B7) DREAM A LITTLE (C) DREAM AS YEARS GO (G) BY

(C) NOW AND (G) THEN THEREíS A (D) FOOL (D7) SUCH AS (G) I (G7)

 

(CHORUS) NOW AND (C) THEN THEREíS A FOOL SUCH AS I (G) AM (C) OVER (G) YOU

YOU (D) TAUGHT ME HOW TO (A7) LOVE AND NOW

YOU (D) SAY THAT WE ARE (D7) THROUGH

IíM A (G) FOOL BUT IíLL (B7) LOVE YOU DEAR UN(C)TIL THE DAY I (G) DIE

(C) NOW AND (G) THEN THEREíS A (D) FOOL (D7) SUCH AS (G) I

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE, FADE


OCCASIONAL WIFE

FARON YOUNG

 

(CHORUS) (D) IF OUR LIFEíS WORTH LIVING TOGETHER THEN WHY LET IT (G) GO

IF (A) OUR LOVEíS WORTH SAVING, IT NEEDS SOME ATTENTION TO (D) GROW

IT NEEDS MORE THAN JUST AN OCCASIONAL PIECE OF YOUR (G) LIFE

A (A) HOME JUST CANíT STAND WHEN IT HAS AN OCCASIONAL (D) WIFE

 

THE NAME OF THE GAME YOUíRE (G) PLAYING MUST BE

(A) SEE JUST HOW FAR YOU CAN (D) GO

BUT CANíT YOU SEE WHAT ITíS (G) DOING TO ME

AND THE (A) WORLD WE BOTH USED TO (D) KNOW

 

(CHORUS), PLUS

A (A) HOME JUST CANíT STAND WHEN IT HAS AN OCCASIONAL (D) WIFE


OH BABY MINE

PAT BALLARD

 

(A) OH BABY MINE

I GET SO LONELY WHEN I (E) DREAM ABOUT YOU

CANíT DO WITHOUT YOU, (A) THATíS WHY I DREAM ABOUT YOU

IF I COULD ONLY PUT MY (E) ARMS AROUND YOU

LIFE WOULD BE SO (A) FAIR

 

IF YOU WERE THERE /

WE COULD HUG AND KISS AND NEVER TIRE

IíM ON FIRE, YOU ARE MY ONE DESIRE

I GET SO LONELY WHEN I DREAM ABOUT YOU

WHY CANíT YOU BE THERE

 

(CHORUS) (D) TOSSING AND TURNING IN MY SLUMBER, (A) HOLDING YOU IT SEEMS

(D) I GIVE YOU KISSES WITHOUT NUMBER, BUT (E) ONLY IN MY DREAMS

 

OH BABY MINE

I GET SO LONELY WHEN I DREAM ABOUT YOU

CANíT DO WITHOUT YOU, THATíS WHY I DREAM ABOUT YOU

IF I COULD ONLY PUT MY ARMS AROUND YOU

LIFE WOULD BE SO FAIR


OH LONESOME ME

DON GIBSON

 

(A) EVERYBODYíS GOING OUT AND (E) HAVING FUN

IíM JUST A FOOL, FOR STAYING HOME AND (A) HAVING NONE

I CANíT GET OVER HOW SHE SET ME (D) FREE

(E) OH, LONESOME (A) ME

 

A BAD MISTAKE IíM MAKING BY JUST HANGINGí ĎROUND

I KNOW THAT I SHOULD HAVE SOME FUN AND PAINT THE TOWN

A LOVESICK FOOL THATíS BLIND AND JUST CANíT SEE

OH, LONESOME ME

 

IíLL (E) BET SHEíS NOT LIKE ME, SHEíS OUT AND FANCY FREE

FLIRTINí WITH THE BOYS WITH ALL HER CHARMS

BUT I STILL LOVE HER SO, AND BROTHER DONíT YOU KNOW

IíD WELCOME HER RIGHT BACK HERE IN MY (A) ARMS

 

WELL THERE MUST BE SOME WAY I CAN LOSE THESE LONESOME BLUES

FORGET ABOUT THE PAST AND FIND SOMEBODY NEW

IíVE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z

OH, LONESOME ME

OH, LONESOME ME

 

Don Gibson died in 2003, at age 75, in Nashville, Tennessee.He wrote two of his most famous songs, Oh, Lonesome Me, and I Canít Stop Loving You, a Ray Charles hit in 1962, on the day his television and vacuum cleaner were repossessed.ďWhen I wrote those songs, I couldnít have been any closer to bottom,Ē he said.(Obituary in Time, Dec. 1, 2003).


OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE

MERLE HAGGARD

MERLE HAGGARD, ROY EDWARD BURRIS

 

(A) WE DONíT SMOKE MARIJUANA IN MUSKOGEE

WE DONíT TAKE OUR TRIPS ON LS(E)D

WE DONíT BURN OUR DRAFT CARDS DOWN ON MAIN STREET

ĎCAUSE WE LIKE LIVING RIGHT, AND BEING (A) FREE

 

WE DONíT MAKE A PARTY OUT OF LOVING

WE LIKE HOLDING HANDS AND PITCHING WOO

WE DONíT LET OUR HAIR GROW LONG AND SHAGGY

LIKE THE HIPPIES OUT IN SAN FRANCISCO DO

 

(CHORUS) IíM PROUD TO BE AN OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE

A PLACE WHERE EVEN SQUARES CAN HAVE A BALL

WE STILL WAVE OLD GLORY DOWN AT THE COURTHOUSE

AND WHITE LIGHTNINGíS STILL THE BIGGEST THRILL OF ALL

 

LEATHER BOOTS ARE STILL IN STYLE FOR MANLY FOOTWEAR

BEADS AND ROMAN SANDALS WONíT BE SEEN

FOOTBALLíS STILL THE ROUGHEST THING ON CAMPUS

AND THE KIDS HERE STILL RESPECT THE COLLEGE DEAN

 

(CHORUS), THEN:

IN MUS(E)KOGEE OKLAHOMA US(A)A


OKLAHOMA HILLS

JACK GUTHRIE, J GUTHRIE, W GUTHRIE

 

(A) MANY MONTHS HAVE COME AND GONE

SINCE I (D) WANDERED FROM MY HOME

IN THOSE (E) OKLAHOMA HILLS WHERE I WAS (A) BORN

MANY A PAGE OF LIFE HAS TURNED

MANY A (D) LESSON I HAVE LEARNED

BUT I (E) FEEL LIKE IN THOSE HILLS I STILL BE(A)LONG

 

(CHORUS) WAY DOWN YONDER IN THE INDIAN NATION

I (D) RIDE MY PONY ON THE RESERVATION

IN THE (E) OKLAHOMA HILLS WHERE I WAS (A) BORN

NOW, WAY DOWN YONDER IN THE INDIAN NATION

A (D) COWBOY'S LIFE IS MY OCCUPATION

IN THOSE (E) OKLAHOMA HILLS WHERE I WAS (A) BORN

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

BUT AS I SIT HERE TODAY

MANY MILES I AM AWAY

FROM THE PLACE I RODE MY PONY THROUGH A DRAW

WHILE THE OAK AND BLACKJACK TREES

KISS THE PLAYFUL PRARIE BREEZE

IN THOSE OKLAHOMA HILLS WHERE I WAS BORN (CHORUS)

 

NOW AS I TURN LIFE A PAGE

TO THE LAND OF THE GREAT OSAGE

IN THOSE OKLAHOMA HILLS WHERE I WAS BORN

WHILE THE BLACK OIL BLOWS AND FLOWS

AND THE SNOW-WHITE COTTON GROWS

IN THOSE OKLAHOMA HILLS WHERE I WAS BORN (CHORUS)


OLD SHEP

ELVIS PRESLEY, WILF CARTER

CLYDE "RED" FOLEY

 

WHEN (G) I WAS A (E7) LAD, AND OLD (A7) SHEP WAS A PUP

OVER (D) HILL AND (D7) MEADOW WEíD (G) ROAM (STRAY)

JUST A BOY AND HIS (E7) DOG WE WERE (A7) BOTH FULL OF LOVE

WE (D) GREW UP TO(D7)GETHER THAT (G) WAY (G7)

I RE(C)MEMBER THE TIME AT THE (G) OLD SWIMMING HOLE

WHEN I WOULD HAVE DROWNED BEYOND (D7) DOUBT

BUT OLD (G) SHEP WAS RIGHT (E7) THERE, TO THE (A7) RESCUE HE CAME

HE (D) JUMPED IN AND (D7) HELPED PULL ME (G) OUT

 

AS THE YEARS FAST DID (E7) ROLL, OLD (A7) SHEP HE GREW OLD

HIS (D) EYESIGHT WAS (D7) FAST GROWING (G) DIM

AND ONE DAY THE (E7) DOCTOR LOOKED (A7) AT ME AND SAID

I CAN (D) DO NO (D7) MORE FOR HIM, (G) JIM (G7)

WITH (C) HANDS THAT WERE TREMBLING I (G) PICKED UP MY GUN

AND AIMED IT AT SHEPíS FAITHFUL (D7) HEAD

BUT I (G) JUST COULDNíT (E7) DO IT, I (A7) WANTED TO RUN

I (D) WISHED THEY WOULD (D7) SHOOT ME IN(G)STEAD

 

I WENT TO HIS (E7) SIDE, AND (A7) SAT ON THE GROUND

AND (D) LAY HIS OLD (D7) HEAD ON MY (G) KNEE

I STROKED THE BEST (E7) FRIEND, THAT A (A7) MAN EVER FOUND

I (D) CRIED SO I (D7) SCARCELY COULD (G) SEE (G7)

OLD (C) SHEP HE KNEW HE WAS (G) GOING TO GO

FOR HE REACHED OUT AND LICKED AT MY (D7) HAND

HE (G) LOOKED UP AT (E7) ME JUST AS (A7) MUCH AS TO SAY

WE'RE (D) PARTING, BUT (D7) YOU UNDER(G)STAND

 

OLD SHEP HE IS (E7) GONE WHERE THE (A7) GOOD DOGGIES GO

AND NO (D) MORE WITH OLD (D7) SHEP WILL I (G) ROAM

BUT IF DOGS HAVE A (E7) HEAVEN, THEREíS (A7) ONE THING I KNOW

OLD (D) SHEP HAS A (D7) WONDERFUL (G) HOME


ONCE A DAY

CONNIE SMITH

BILL ANDERSON

 

(E) WHEN YOU FOUND SOMEBODY NEW, I THOUGHT I (B7) NEVER WOULD

FORGET YOU, FOR I THOUGHT THEN, I (E) NEVER COULD

BUT TIME HAS TAKEN ALL THE PAIN A(A)WAY

UNTIL (E) NOW, I'M DOWN TO (B7) HURTIN' ONCE A (E) DAY

 

(CHORUS) ONCE A DAY, ALL DAY (A) LONG

AND ONCE A (B7) NIGHT, FROM DUSK TILL (E) DAWN

THE ONLY TIME, I WISH YOU WEREN'T (A) GONE

IS ONCE A (E) DAY, (A) EVERY (E) DAY, (B7) ALL DAY (E) LONG

 

I'M SO GLAD THAT I'M NOT LIKE A GIRL I KNEW ONE TIME

SHE LOST THE ONE SHE LOVED, THEN SLOWLY LOST HER MIND

SHE SAT AROUND AND CRIED HER LIFE AWAY

LUCKY ME, I'M ONLY CRYING ONCE A DAY

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


ONE DAY AT A TIME

CHRISTY LANE, MARIE GIBSON & richard loring

WILKIN / KRIS KRISTOFFERSON - DAVID GRESHAM

 

(A) I'M ONLY HUMAN, I'M JUST A (E) WOMAN

HELP ME BELIEVE IN WHAT I CAN BE AND ALL THAT I (A) AM

SHOW ME THE STAIRWAY, I HAVE TO (D) CLIMB

LORD FOR MY (A) SAKE, TEACH ME TO (E) TAKE, ONE DAY AT A (A) TIME

 

(CHORUS) ONE DAY AT A (D) TIME, SWEET JESUS, THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING OF (A) YOU

JUST GIVE ME THE (E) STRENGTH TO DO EVERY DAY, WHAT I HAVE TO (A) DO

YESTERDAY'S (D) GONE, SWEET JESUS, AND TOMORROW MAY NEVER BE (A) MINE

LORD HELP ME TO(E)DAY, SHOW ME THE WAY, ONE DAY AT A (A) TIME

 

DO YOU REMEMBER, WHEN YOU WALKED AMONG MEN

WELL, JESUS, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE LOOKING BELOW, IT'S WORSE NOW THAN THEN

PUSHING AND SHOVING, VIOLENCE AND CRIME

SO FOR MY SAKE, TEACH ME TO TAKE, ONE DAY AT A TIME

 

(CHORUS)


ON THE ROAD AGAIN

WILLIE NELSON

 

(A) ON THE ROAD AGAIN

I JUST CANíT WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN

THE LIFE I LOVE IS MAKING (E) MUSIC WITH MY FRIENDS

AND (D) I CANíT WAIT TO GET (E) ON THE ROAD A(A)GAIN

 

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

GOINí PLACES THAT IíVE NEVER BEEN

SEEíN THINGS THAT I MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN

I CANíT WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN

 

(BRIDGE) ON THE (D) ROAD AGAIN

LIKE BAND OF GYPSIES WE GO DOWN THE (A) HIGHWAY

WEíRE THE (D) BEST OF FRIENDS

INSISTING THAT THE WORLD KEEP TURNING (A) OUR WAY

AND (E) OUR WAY

 

IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN

I JUST CANíT WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN

THE LIFE I LOVE IS MAKING MUSIC WITH MY FRIENDS

AND I CANíT WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN


ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

FERLIN HUSKY, SIMON CRUMB

BOB FERGUSON

 

(A) WHEN TROUBLES SURROUND US, WHEN EVILS (D) COME

THE BODY GROWS (E) WEAK, THE SPIRIT GROWS (A) NUMB

WHEN THESE THINGS BESET US, HE DOESNíT FOR(D)GET US

HE SENDS DOWN HIS (E) LOVE, ON THE WINGS OF A (A) DOVE

 

(CHORUS) ON THE WINGS OF A SNOW WHITE DOVE

HE SENDS HIS (D) PURE SWEET LOVE

A SIGN FROM A(E)BOVE

ON THE WINGS OF A (A) DOVE

 

WHEN NOAH HAD DRIFTED, ON THE FLOOD MANY DAYS

HE SEARCHED FOR LAND, IN VARIOUS WAYS

TROUBLES HE HAD SOME, BUT HE WASNíT FORGOTTEN

HE SENT HIM HIS LOVE, ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE (CHORUS)

 

WHEN JESUS WENT DOWN, TO THE WATERS THAT DAY

HE WAS BAPTISED, IN THE USUAL WAY

WHEN IT WAS DONE, GOD BLESSED HIS SON

HE SENT HIM HIS LOVE, ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE (CHORUS)


PALOMA BLANCA

GEORGE BAKER

HANS BOUWENS, JOSE MEJIA

 

(A) WHEN THE SUN SHINES / (D) ON THE (A) MOUNTAINS

AND THE NIGHT IS / (D) ON THE (A) RUN

ITíS A NEW DAY / (D) ITíS A (A) NEW WAY

AND I (E) FLY UP TO THE (A) SUN

 

I CAN FEEL THE / MORNING SUNLIGHT

I CAN SMELL THE / NEW MOWN HAY

I CAN HEAR GODíS / VOICES CALLING

FROM MY GOLDEN SKYLIGHT WAY

 

(CHORUS) UNA PALOMA (D) BLANCA

IíM JUST A BIRD IN THE (A) SKY

UNA PALOMA (D) BLANCA

OVER THE MOUNTAINS I (A) FLY

NO ONE CAN (E) TAKE MY FREEDOM A(A)WAY

 

ONCE I HAD MY SHARE OF LOSING

ONCE THEY LOCKED ME ON A CHAIN

YES, THEY TRIED TO BREAK MY POWER

OH I STILL CAN FEEL THE PAIN

 

(CHORUS) + NO ONE CAN TAKE MY FREEDOM AWAY


PAPER ROSES

MARIE OSMOND

WORDS BY JANICE TORRE, MUSIC BY FRED SPIELMAN

 

(G) I REALIZE THE WAY YOUR EYES DE(D7)CEIVED ME

WITH TENDER LOOKS THAT I MISTOOK FOR (G) LOVE

SO TAKE AWAY THE FLOWERS (G7) THAT YOU (C) GAVE ME

AND (D7) SEND THE KIND THAT YOU REMIND ME (G) OF

 

(CHORUS) PAPER (C) ROSES, (D7) PAPER (G) ROSES

OH, HOW (Am) REAL THOSE ROSES (D7) SEEMED TO (G) BE

BUT THEYíRE (C) ONLY (D7) IMI(G)TATION

LIKE YOUR (Am) IMITATION (D7) LOVE FOR (G) ME

 

I THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD BE THE PERFECT LOVER

YOU SEEMED SO FULL OF SWEETNESS AT THE START

BUT LIKE A BIG RED ROSE THATíS MADE OF PAPER

THERE ISNíT ANY SWEETNESS IN YOUR HEART (CHORUS)


PICK ME UP (ON YOUR WAY DOWN)

PATSY CLINE

 

(A) ONCE MY LOVE WAS (E) GOOD ENOUGH

TRUE (D) HAPPINESS WE (A) KNEW

THEN FAME AND FORTUNE (E) CAME YOUR WAY

AND (D) MADE A CHANGE IN (A) YOU

YOU'LL FIND YOUR LADDER (E) OF SUCCESS, IS (D) NOT ON SOLID (A) GROUND

AND WHEN IT STARTS TO (E) TREMBLE, PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY (A) DOWN

 

(CHORUS) PICK ME UP WHEN DREAMS ARE SHATTERED, WHEN FALSE (D) FRIENDS CANNOT BE FOUND

FOR YOU (E) KNOW I'LL STILL BE WAITING, PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY (A) DOWN

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

YOU'VE HIT THE TOP, BUT IT WON'T LAST

THERE'S JUST ONE WAY TO GO

THE WORLD YOU'VE CHOSEN IS NOT REAL

THESE THINGS YOU'LL COME TO KNOW

WHEN FOLKS SAY THEY DON'T KNOW YOU

AND YOU'VE LOST YOUR FINAL ROUND

WHEN YOU FIND THAT YOU ARE LONELY

PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN (CHORUS)


PICK ME UP (ON YOUR WAY DOWN)

CHARLIE WALKER

HARLAN HOWARD

 

(A) YOU WERE MINE FOR JUST A WHILE

NOW YOU'RE (D) PUTTING ON THE STYLE

AND YOU'VE (E) NEVER ONCE LOOKED BACK

AT YOUR HOME ACROSS THE (A) TRACK

YOU'RE THE GOSSIP OF THE TOWN

BUT MY HEART CAN STILL BE FOUND

WHERE YOU TOSSED IT ON THE GROUND

PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN

 

(CHORUS) PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN

WHEN YOU'RE BLUE AND ALL ALONE

WHEN THEIR GLAMOR STARTS TO BORE YOU

COME ON BACK WHERE YOU BELONG

YOU MAY BE THEIR PRIDE AND JOY

BUT THEY'LL FIND ANOTHER TOY

THEN THEY'LL TAKE AWAY YOUR CROWN

PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

THEY HAVE CHANGED YOUR ATTITUDE

MADE YOU HAUGHTY AND SO RUDE

YOUR NEW FRIENDS CAN TAKE THE BLAME

UNDERNEATH YOU'RE STILL THE SAME

WHEN YOU LEARN THESE THINGS ARE TRUE

I'LL BE WAITING HERE FOR YOU

AS YOU TUMBLE TO THE GROUND

PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN (CHORUS)


PLAY BORN TO LOSE AGAIN

AFTER SWEET MEMORIES, PLAY BORN TO LOSE AGAIN

DOTTSY

KENT ROBBINS

 

AFTER (E) SWEET MEMORIES, PLAY BORN TO (A) LOSE AGAIN

 

PARDON MEÖ I'M JUST ANOTHER (E) LONELY FOOL

AND I KNOW THE BAND IS TIRED, IT'S HALF-PAST (A) TWO

BUT WOULD YOU PLAY ONE LAST REQUEST FOR AN (D) OLD FRIEND

AFTER (E) SWEET MEMORIES, PLAY BORN TO (A) LOSE AGAIN

 

(CHORUS) AFTER SWEET MEMORIES, WOULD YOU PLAY (E) BORN TO LOSE AGAIN

I'M (D) HERE 'MOST EVERY NIGHT, 'TILL/ THE (A) MUSIC ENDS

I KNOW YOU KNOW MY STORY, I (D) HEAR IT NOW AND THEN

SO AFTER (E) SWEET MEMORIES, PLAY BORN TO (A) LOSE AGAIN

 

I KNOW THE WAITRESS HERE, SHE SEATS ME NEAR THE BAND

SHE BRINGS ME SCOTCH AND SODA, AND HER EYES UNDERSTAND

OH, YOUR HARD DAY'S NIGHT IS ENDING, BUT MINE WILL SOON BEGIN

SO AFTER SWEET MEMORIES, PLAY BORN TO LOSE AGAIN

 

(CHORUS) + YES, AFTER SWEET MEMORIES, PLAY BORN TO LOSE AGAIN


PLEASE HELP ME IíM FALLING (IN LOVE WITH YOU)

HANK LOCKLIN, BOBBY HELMS

DON ROBERTSON, HAL BLAIR

 

(A) PLEASE HELP ME IíM FALLING, IN (D) LOVE WITH (A) YOU

CLOSE THE DOOR TO TEMP(D)TA(A)TION, DONíT LET ME WALK (E) THROUGH

TURN AWAY FROM ME (A) DARLING, IíM BEGGING YOU (D) TO

PLEASE HELP ME IíM (A) FALLING, IN (E) LOVE WITH (A) YOU

 

I BELONG TO ANOTHER, WHOSE ARMS HAVE GROWN COLD

BUT I PROMISED FOREVER, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

I CAN NEVER BE FREE DEAR, BUT WHEN IíM WITH YOU

I KNOW THAT IíM LOSING, THE WILL TO BE TRUE

 

PLEASE HELP ME IíM FALLING, AND THAT WOULD BE SIN

CLOSE THE DOOR TO TEMPTATION, DONíT LET ME WALK IN

FOR I MUSTNíT WANT YOU, BUT DARLING I DO

PLEASE HELP ME IíM FALLING, IN LOVE WITH YOU


RELEASE ME

RAY PRICE, ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK

EDDIE MILLER, ROBERT YOUNT, DUB WILLIAMS

 

(A) PLEASE RELEASE ME LET ME (D) GO

FOR (E) I DONíT LOVE YOU ANY(A)MORE (E)

TO (A) WASTE OUR LIVES WOULD BE A (D) SIN

RE(A)LEASE ME AND (E) LET ME LOVE A(A)GAIN

 

I HAVE FOUND A NEW LOVE DEAR

AND I WILL ALWAYS WANT HER NEAR

HER LIPS ARE WARM WHILE YOURS ARE COLD

RELEASE ME, MY DARLING, LET ME GO

 

(D) PLEASE RELEASE ME, CANíT YOU (G) SEE

YOUíD (A) BE A FOOL TO CLING TO (D) ME (A)

TO (D) LIVE A LIE WOULD BRING US (G) PAIN

SO RE(D)LEASE ME, AND (A) LET ME LOVE A(D)GAIN


PROMISED LAND

FREDDY WELLER, ELVIS PRESLEY

CHUCK BERRY

 

(D) I LEFT MY HOME IN NORFOLK VIRGINIA, CALIFORNIA ON MY (G) MIND

(A) STRADDLED THAT GREYHOUND, RODE HIM INTO RALEIGH, AND ON ACROSS CARO(D)LINE

STOPPED IN CHARLOTTE, BYPASSED ROCK HILL, NEVER WAS A MINUTE (G) LATE

WE WERE (A) NINETY MILES OUT OF ATLANTA BY SUNDOWN, ROLLING OUT OF GEORGIA (D) STATE

HAD MOTOR TROUBLE, IT TURNED INTO A STRUGGLE, HALF WAY ACROSS ALABAM

AND THE ĎHOUND BROKE DOWN AND LEFT US ALL STRANDED IN DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM

 

RIGHT AWAY I BOUGHT ME A THROUGH-TRAIN TICKET, RIDING 'CROSS MISSISSIPPI CLEAN

AND I WAS ON THAT MIDNIGHT FLYER OUT OF BIRMINGHAM, SMOKING INTO NEW ORLEANS

SOMEBODY HELP ME GET OUT OF LOUISIANA, JUST HELP ME GET TO HOUSTON TOWN

THERE ARE PEOPLE THERE WHO CARE A LITTLE 'BOUT ME, AND THEY WON'T A-LET THE POOR BOY DOWN

SURE AS YOU'RE BORN, THEY BOUGHT ME A SILK SUIT, PUT LUGGAGE IN MY HAND

AND I WOKE UP HIGH OVER ALBUQUERQUE ON A JET TO THE PROMISED LAND(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

WORKING ON A T-BONE STEAK A LA CARTE, FLYING OVER TO THE GOLDEN STATE

WHEN THE PILOT TOLD US THAT IN THIRTEEN MINUTES HE WOULD SET US AT THE TERMINAL GATE

SWING LOW CHARIOT, COME DOWN EASY, TAXI TO THE TERMINAL DOME

CUT YOUR ENGINES AND COOL YOUR WINGS AND LET ME MAKE IT TO THE TELEPHONE

LOS ANGELES, GIVE ME NORFOLK VIRGINIA, TIDEWATER FOUR TEN OH NINE

TELL THE FOLKS BACK HOME THIS IS THE PROMISED LAND CALLING AND THE POOR BOY'S ON THE LINE (REPEAT LAST LINE)

 

(INSTRUMENTAL) + REPEAT LAST SIX LINES


RAINBOWS ARE BACK IN STYLE

SLIM WHITMAN

D BURGESS

 

(CHORUS) (A) RAINBOWS ARE (D) GETTING BACK IN (E) STYLE

THERE'S SUNSHINE EVERYWHERE AND I'M (A) LEARNING HOW TO SMILE

THE ONLY TIME IT RAINS IS TO (D) COOL THINGS FOR A WHILE

SINCE I (E) MET YOU, I CAN'T FORGET YOU, AND RAINBOWS ARE BACK IN (A) STYLE

 

THERE'S NOT A THING IN THIS WORLD THAT I'D RATHER DO THAN JUST (E) SIT AND STARE AT YOUR FACE

YOU'RE SO PRETTY THAT YOU'VE MADE THE WORLD A (A) WHOLE LOT HAPPIER PLACE

WELL LIFE'S WORTH LIVING AND THE LOVE YOU'RE GIVING HAS (D) MADE ME FEEL THIS WAY

AND (E) RAINBOWS HAVE CHASED THE CLOUDS A(A)WAY (CHORUS)

 

WELL YOUR NAME IS LIKE MUSIC AND I CAN'T HELP SINGING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN

THIS HAPPY FEELING HAS GOT ME THINKING IT'S HEAVEN I'M LIVING IN

WELL THE LOVE WE SHARE PUTS MAGIC IN THE AIR AND EVERY DREAM COMES TRUE

AND RAINBOWS HAVE TURNED MY SKIES TO BLUE (CHORUS)


RAVISHING RUBY

TOM T HALL

 

(E) RAVISHING (B7) RUBY, SHEíS BEEN A(E)ROUND FOR A WHILE

RAVISHING (B7) RUBY, SHE WAS A (E) TRUCK-STOP CHILD

BORN IN THE (E7) BACK OF A RIG, SOMEWHERE (A) NEAR L A

RAVISHING (E) RUBY, YOU POURED A (B7) LOTTA HOT COFFEE (E) IN YOUR DAY

 

RAVISHING (B7) RUBY, BELIEVE ANY(E)THING YOU SAY

JUST LIKE HER (B7) DADDY SAID, SAID HEíD BE (E) BACK SOME DAY

SHE WAS (E7) JUST FOURTEEN, SHE GREW UP (A) WILD AND FREE

AND ALL THE (E) TIME SHEíS BEEN WAITING ON (B7) HIM SHEíS BEEN WAITING ON (E) YOU AND ME

 

(CHORUS) RAVISHING (A) RUBY, SHE SLEEPS IN A (E) BUNK OUT BACK

HER DAYS AND (B7) NIGHTS ARE FILLED WITH DREAMS OF A MAN NAMED (E) SMILINí JACK

THAT WAS HER (E7) DADDYíS NAME, AND THATíS ALL SHE (A) EVER KNEW

RAVISHING (E) RUBY AINíT GOT (B7) TIME FOR GUYS LIKE (E) ME AND YOU

 

RAVISHING (B7) RUBY, A BEAUTIFUL (E) YOUNG GIRL NOW

RAVISHING (B7) RUBY, SHE MADE A (E) SOLEMN VOW

WAITING ON (E7) SMILING JACK, HEíLL COME (A) ROLLING BY

AND SHE WANTS TO (E) SEE HIM, SHE WANTS TO (B7) TOUCH HIM EITHER WAY, (E) DEAD OR ALIVE (CHORUS)


REMEMBER ME (WHEN THE CANDLELIGHTS ARE GLEAMING)

WILLIE NELSON

SCOTT WISEMAN

 

(A) YOU TOLD ME ONCE THAT YOU WERE (D) MINE ALONE FOR(A)EVER

AND I WAS (E) YOURS ĎTILL THE END OF ETERNI(A)TY

BUT ALL THOSE VOWS ARE BROKEN (D) NOW AND I WILL (A) NEVER

BE THE (E) SAME EXCEPT IN MEMO(A)RY

 

(CHORUS) REMEMBER (D) ME, WHEN THE CANDLELIGHTS ARE (A) GLEAMING

REMEMBER (E) ME, AT THE CLOSE OF A LONG, LONG (A) DAY

AND IT WOULD BE SO (D) SWEET, WHEN ALL ALONE IíM (A) DREAMING

JUST TO KNOW YOU (E) STILL REMEMBER (A) ME

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

A BRIGHTER FACE MAY TAKE MY (D) PLACE WHEN WEíRE A(A)PART, DEAR

ANOTHER (E) LOVE WITH A HEART MORE BOLD AND (A) FREE

BUT IN THE END FAIR-WEATHER (D) FRIENDS MAY BREAK YOUR (A) HEART, DEAR

AND IF THEY (E) DO, SWEETHEART, REMEMBER (A) ME

 

(CHORUS) + REPEAT LAST LINE


REMEMBER YOUíRE MINE

PAT BOONE

MANN - LOWE

 

(A) BE FAITHFUL, DARLING, WHILE YOUíRE AWAY

FOR WHEN ITíS SUMMER, A HEART CAN (E) STRAY

AND THOUGH IíLL (A) MISS YOU, HAVE A WONDERFUL (D) TIME

JUST REMEMBER (A) DARLING, RE(E)MEMBER YOUíRE (A) MINE

 

IF YOU GO DANCING, AND HE HOLDS YOU TIGHT

AND LIPS ARE TEMPTING, ON A SUMMER NIGHT

YOUR HEART BEATS FASTER, WHEN THE STARS START TO SHINE

JUST REMEMBER DARLING, REMEMBER YOUíRE MINE

 

IíLL BE (E) LONELY, IíLL BE (A) BLUE

BUT I (B7) PROMISE, IíLL BE (E) TRUE

AND THOUGH IíLL (A) MISS YOU, HAVE A WONDERFUL (D) TIME

JUST REMEMBER (A) DARLING, RE(E)MEMBER YOU'RE (A) MINE


RIBBON OF DARKNESS

MARTY ROBBINS, CONNIE SMITH

GORDON LIGHTFOOT

 

(A) RIBBON OF DARKNESS OVER (E) ME

SINCE MY TRUE LOVE WALKED OUT THE (A) DOOR

TEARS I NEVER HAD BE(D)FORE

RIBBON OF (E) DARKNESS OVER (A) ME

 

CLOUDS ARE GATHERING OíER MY HEAD

THEY CHILL THE DAY AND HIDE THE SUN

THAT SHROUD THE NIGHT WHEN DAY IS DONE

RIBBON OF DARKNESS OVER ME

 

(E) RAIN IS FALLING ON THE (A) MEADOW

(E) WHERE ONCE MY LOVE AND I DID (A) LIE

(E) NOW SHE IS GONE FROM THE (A) MEADOW

(E) MY LOVE GOODBYE

 

RIBBON OF DARKNESS OVER ME

WHERE ONCE THE WORLD WAS YOUNG AS SPRING

WHERE FLOWERS DID BLOOM AND BIRDS DID SING

RIBBON OF DARKNESS OVER ME

 

(E) IN THIS COLD ROOM A-(A) LYING

(E) DONíT WANT TO SEE NO ONE BUT (A) YOU

(E) LORD I WISH I COULD BE (A) DYING

(E) TO FORGET YOU

 

HOW I WISH YOUR HEART COULD SEE

HOW MINE JUST ACHES AND BREAKS ALL DAY

COME ON BACK AND TAKE AWAY

THIS RIBBON OF DARKNESS OVER ME


ROOM FULL OF ROSES

SONS OF THE PIONEERS, GEORGE MORGAN, MICKEY GILLEY

TIM SPENCER

 

(A) IF I SENT A ROSE TO YOU

FOR EVERY TIME, YOU MADE ME BLUE

YOUíD HAVE A ROOM FULL OF (E) ROSES

 

AND IF I SENT A ROSE OF WHITE

FOR EVERY TIME I CRIED ALL NIGHT

YOUíD HAVE A ROOM FULL OF (A) ROSES

 

AND (D) IF YOU TOOK THE PETALS

AND YOU (A) TORE THEM ALL APART

YOUíD BE (B7) TEARING AT THE ROSES

THE (E) WAY YOU TORE MY HEART

 

SO (A) IF SOMEDAY YOUíRE FEELING BLUE

YOU COULD SEND SOME ROSES TOO

WELL I DONíT WANT A ROOM FULL OF (E) ROSES

I JUST WANT MY ARMS FULL OF (A) YOU

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO VERSES)


ROSE MARIE

NELSON EDDY, SLIM WHITMAN

RUDOLF FREML, OTTO HORBACK, OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

 

((C) OH ROSE, MY (D7) ROSE MA(G)RIE)

 

OH ROSE MARIE I LOVE YOU

IíM (D7) ALWAYS DREAMING (G) OF YOU

NO (C) MATTER WHAT I DO I CANíT FOR(D7)GET YOU

SOME(A7)TIMES I WISH THAT I HAD NEVER (D7) MET YOU

AND (G) YET IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU

'TWOULD (B7) MEAN MY VERY LIFE TO (Em) ME

OF (C) ALL THE QUEENS THAT EVER LIVED I (G) CHOOSE YOU

TO (C) RULE ME, MY (D7) ROSE MA(G)RIE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

OF (C) ALL THE QUEENS THAT EVER LIVED IíD (G) CHOOSE YOU

TO (C) RULE ME, MY (D7) ROSE MA(G)RIE

 

OF ALL THE QUEENS THAT EVER LIVED, IíD CHOOSE YOU

YES IíD CHOOSE YOU

TO RULE ME, MY ROSE MARIE


ROSES ARE RED

JIM REEVES

 

(A)