COUNTRY MUSIC LYRICS

VOLUME II

 

17 NOVEMBER 2002

 

Minor corrections and reformatting, 3 May 2004

Corrected 18 June 2010

 

ALL IN KEY OF A, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

 

© 2004 Joseph George Caldwell.  All rights reserved.  Posted at Internet web sites http://www.foundation.bw and http://www.foundationwebsite.org .  May be copied or reposted for non-commercial use, with attribution.

 


FOREWORD

 

This is a second volume of lyrics to popular songs, to assist learning to play the guitar by ear, as described in the article, How to Play the Guitar by Ear (for Mathematicians and Physicists), posted at Internet web sites http://www.foundation.bw and http://www.foundationwebsite.org .  As discussed in the foreword to Volume 1, the purpose of assembling these lyrics is to provide the student with a large number of songs from which he may choose ones for which he knows the melody and enjoys singing.  Since everyone’s taste is different, and the student may not be familiar with the songs that I know (many from decades ago), it is the intention to provide a large number of popular songs from which the student may choose.  I believe that learning the guitar is facilitated by practicing a number of different songs in a practice session, and playing each one only a couple of times, perhaps in a couple of different keys.  In order to do this, it is important to have a large collection of lyrics available.

 

As in Volume I, I have deliberately omitted noting the chords to be played on each song, if it is my opinion that the beginning student should be able to figure them out easily – e.g., chords are omitted for most two-chord or three-chord songs.  The purpose of this omission is to provide the student with the opportunity of learning to determine which chord to use at each point of the song, quickly and automatically.  For more difficult songs, I indicate some of the chords, and for some songs, I provide chords for the entire song.  Where I indicate only a few chords, it is important to remember, as noted on the cover, that it is assumed that all songs are sung in the key of A, unless otherwise indicated.  (There are a few songs for which the chords are relatively easy, but I have indicated them nevertheless.  These are songs that I was to sing in public for some occasion, and I did not wish to make a mistake.)

 

In some cases, I have found songs already chorded, but in a fashion that is not convenient for the guitar (e.g., in the key of Bflat, or with many exotic chords).  In most cases, I have removed the chords or re-chorded them.  In some cases, however, I have left the songs in “strange” keys or chordings, to be modified as an exercise by the student.

 

As was the case for Volume I, this volume includes mainly songs from country music, but it also includes some non-country-music folk songs, rock and roll songs, popular songs, and gospel hymns.

 

Many of the songs of this volume are copyrighted by others.  In their original or available forms, however, they are not helpful for the beginning student of guitar (e.g., they are arranged for piano, or are written in a key that is not natural for the guitar, or are fully annotated with chords, or are in small print).  To facilitate reading by the student as he plays the guitar, they are presented here in a large, easy-to-read font and with a strong attempt to keep the song to a single page in length.  To facilitate his progress in learning to play by ear, the chords have been removed in all simple cases.  It is for these reasons that I have, in cognizance of and in the spirit of the “fair use” doctrine of copyright law, reformatted these songs and presented them in the present volume.

 

Good luck!

 

Joseph George Caldwell

Lusaka, Zambia

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

ABILENE.. 1

ACHY BREAKY HEART (DON'T TELL MY HEART) 2

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL. 3

AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW SHOWING.. 4

ANY TIME.. 5

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN.. 6

BAD MOON RISING.. 7

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.. 8

BEAUTIFUL DREAMER.. 10

BLUE BAYOU.. 11

BLUEBIRD ISLAND.. 12

BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL. 13

BLUE SUEDE SHOES.. 14

BONAPARTE'S RETREAT. 15

BONEY FINGERS.. 16

BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY.. 17

BUTTONS AND BOWS.. 18

CALENDAR GIRL. 19

CAROLINA IN THE MORNING.. 20

CHANGING PARTNERS.. 21

CHANTILLY LACE.. 22

CIELITO LINDO (MY PRETTY DARLING) 23

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.. 25

CLEMENTINE.. 27

CLEMENTINE.. 28

COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER.. 29

CORDELIA BROWN.. 30

COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE (from Urban Cowboy) 31

COUNTRY ROADS.. 32

CRYING.. 33

DADDY SANG BASS.. 34

DAY OH.. 35

DAY-O (THE BANANA BOAT SONG) 36

DELILAH.. 37

DETROIT CITY.. 38

DIXIE.. 39

DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY.. 40

DOMINIQUE.. 42

DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA.. 43

DON'T LET GO.. 45

DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES.. 47

DON'T WORRY.. 48

DOWN YONDER.. 49

DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) 50

DREAM LOVER.. 51

DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES.. 52

DROP KICK ME, JESUS.. 53

DRY BONES.. 54

EL PASO.. 55

EL PASO CITY.. 57

EMPTY ARMS.. 59

EVANGELINA.. 61

EVERYBODY'S HAD THE BLUES.. 62

FELEENA (FROM EL PASO) 63

FIVE BROTHERS.. 66

FLESH AND BLOOD.. 67

FLOWERS ON THE WALL. 69

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES.. 70

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH.. 71

FOR THE GOOD TIMES.. 72

FOUR WALLS.. 73

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY.. 74

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY.. 76

FREIGHT TRAIN.. 77

FUNICULI, FUNICULA! 78

GET A JOB.. 79

GONE.. 80

GRANADA.. 81

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.. 83

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS.. 84

GREENSLEEVES.. 85

GUANTANAMERA.. 86

HARBOR LIGHTS.. 88

HEARTACHES.. 90

HEARTBREAK HOTEL. 91

HELLO MARY LOU.. 92

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT. 93

HERE COMES THE HURT AGAIN.. 94

HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY.. 95

HEY, WON'T YOU PLAY ANOTHER SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY WRONG SONG.. 96

HIGHWAY PATROLMAN.. 97

HOME ON THE RANGE.. 99

HONEY WON'T YOU OPEN THAT DOOR.. 100

HOUND DOG.. 101

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.. 102

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.. 103

HOW GREAT THOU ART. 104

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN.. 105

I ALMOST LOST MY MIND.. 106

I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU.. 107

I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT. 108

I DON'T CARE.. 109

IF I HAD A HAMMER (THE HAMMER SONG) 110

I LOVE PARIS.. 111

I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY.. 112

I'M SORRY.. 113

I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU (LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER) 114

IN DREAMS.. 115

I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW... 116

I SAW THE LIGHT. 117

IS THAT ALL THERE IS?. 118

IT IS NO SECRET. 120

IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE.. 121

IT'S NOW OR NEVER.. 122

IT'S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME.. 123

I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL. 125

I'VE GOT NO USE FOR THE WOMEN.. 126

I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER.. 128

I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW... 129

JAILHOUSE ROCK.. 130

JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY.. 132

JOHN BROWN'S BODY.. 133

JOHN HENRY.. 134

JOHNNY I HARDLY KNEW YE.. 136

JOSÉ CUERVO.. 138

JOSHUA (FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO) 139

KING OF THE ROAD.. 140

KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE.. 141

KNOCK THREE TIMES.. 142

LA VIE EN ROSE.. 143

LISTEN TO THE MOCKINGBIRD.. 145

LITTLE JOE, THE WRANGLER.. 146

LONELY STREET. 148

LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD.. 149

LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON.. 150

MARGARITAVILLE.. 151

MASTER'S CALL. 152

MAYBE BABY.. 154

MCNAMARA'S BAND.. 155

MCNAMARA'S BAND.. 156

MIDNIGHT, ME AND THE BLUES.. 157

MISTER SANDMAN.. 158

MONA LISA.. 159

MOODY BLUE.. 160

MOONLIGHT GAMBLER.. 161

MY HEART CRIES FOR YOU.. 162

MY TRULY, TRULY FAIR.. 163

MY TRULY, TRULY FAIR.. 164

NEVER ON SUNDAY.. 166

NINETY MILES AN HOUR (DOWN A DEAD-END STREET) 167

NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN.. 168

NORTH TO ALASKA.. 169

NORTH WIND.. 171

OH BABY MINE (I GET SO LONELY) 172

OH, OH, I'M FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN.. 173

OH, PRETTY WOMAN.. 174

OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE.. 175

ONE DAY AT A TIME.. 176

ONE HAS MY NAME, THE OTHER HAS MY HEART. 177

ONE NIGHT. 178

ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) 179

ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE.. 180

ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL. 181

PADRE.. 182

PANCHO & LEFTY.. 183

PEGGY SUE.. 185

PICK THE WILDWOOD FLOWER.. 186

PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA.. 187

PRAIRIE FIRE.. 189

PROUD MARY.. 191

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON.. 192

QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) 193

RAINY DAY WOMAN.. 195

RED RIVER VALLEY.. 196

RED RIVER VALLEY.. 197

RIDE COWBOY RIDE.. 198

RIGHT OR WRONG.. 200

RING OF FIRE.. 201

ROCK ABOUT MY SARO JANE.. 202

ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY.. 203

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK.. 204

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK.. 205

THE ROCK ISLAND LINE.. 206

ROCK ISLAND LINE.. 207

ROCK OF AGES.. 208

ROCKY TOP.. 210

ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS.. 211

RUNNING GUN.. 212

SAGINAW, MICHIGAN.. 214

SAN ANGELO.. 215

SAN ANGELO.. 217

SAN QUENTIN.. 219

SCARBOROUGH FAIR.. 220

SCHOOL DAYS.. 221

SEA OF HEARTBREAK.. 222

SHE'S GOT YOU.. 223

SHE THINKS I STILL CARE.. 224

SHOULD I COME HOME (OR SHOULD I GO CRAZY) 225

SINCE I MET YOU BABY.. 226

SIXTEEN TONS.. 227

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES.. 228

SNOWBIRD.. 229

SOLAMENTE UNA VEZ (YOU BELONG TO MY HEART) 230

SOLDIER'S LAST LETTER.. 231

SONG SUNG BLUE.. 232

SPLISH SPLASH.. 233

SQUAWS ALONG THE YUKON.. 234

STAGGER LEE.. 235

STAND BY ME.. 236

STAY ALL NIGHT (STAY A LITTLE LONGER) 237

STRAWBERRY ROAN.. 238

SWEET CAROLINE.. 240

TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC.. 241

THE AUCTIONEER.. 244

THE BALLAD OF IRA HAYES.. 247

THE BANANA BOAT SONG.. 249

THE CAT CAME BACK.. 250

THE DRUNKEN SAILOR.. 252

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA (GAROTE DE IPANEMA) 253

THE GIRL THAT I MARRY.. 254

THE HAPPY WANDERER.. 255

THE LAST FAREWELL. 256

THE LITTLE GREEN VALLEY.. 257

THE LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA.. 258

THE LONG BLACK VEIL. 259

THE MAGIC TOUCH.. 260

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL. 261

THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER.. 262

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.. 263

THE RACE IS ON.. 264

THERE WON'T BE ANYMORE.. 265

THE ROCK ISLAND LINE.. 266

THE ROVING GAMBLER.. 267

THE ROVING KIND.. 268

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.. 270

THE STRAWBERRY ROAN.. 272

THE STREETS OF LAREDO.. 275

THE THIRD MAN THEME.. 276

THE UNCLOUDED DAY.. 277

THE WABASH CANNONBALL. 278

THE WILD COLONIAL BOY.. 279

THEY'RE HANGING ME TONIGHT. 280

THINGS.. 281

THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD.. 282

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND.. 284

THOSE WERE THE DAYS.. 285

TINY BUBBLES.. 286

TO EACH HIS OWN.. 287

TOM DOOLEY.. 288

TRAVELIN' MAN.. 289

TRYING TO LOVE TWO WOMEN.. 290

TULSA TIME.. 291

TURN YOUR RADIO ON.. 292

TWILIGHT TIME.. 293

UNDER THE BOARDWALK.. 294

UTAH CAROL. 295

WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE.. 297

WALTZING MATILDA.. 298

WALTZING MATILDA.. 300

WALTZING MATILDA.. 302

WHAT PART OF NO DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND.. 304

WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER.. 305

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN.. 306

WHEN YOU'RE HOT YOU'RE HOT. 307

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE.. 309

WHISPERING HOPE.. 311

WILLKOMMEN.. 312

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 313

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 314

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 315

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL. 316

WITH THIS RING I THEE WED.. 317

WUNDERBAR.. 318

YELLOW BIRD.. 319

YELLOW RIVER.. 320

Y.M.C.A.. 321

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE.. 323

YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT. 324

YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU.. 325

YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY MY NAME.. 326

YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND.. 328

YOU'RE THE ONLY WORLD I KNOW... 329


ABILENE

GEORGE HAMILTON IV

LESTER BROWN, JOHN D LOUDERMILK & BOB GIBSON

 

(G) ABILENE, (B7) ABILENE, (C) PRETTIEST TOWN I'VE EVER (G) SEEN

(A7) WOMEN THERE WILL (D7) TREAT YOU MEAN

IN ABIL(G)ENE, MY (C) ABIL(G)ENE

I SIT ALONE, 'MOST EVERY NIGHT

WATCH THOSE TRAINS PULL OUT OF SIGHT

DON'T I WISH THEY WERE CARRYING ME BACK

TO ABILENE, MY ABILENE

 

ABILENE, ABILENE, PRETTIEST TOWN I'VE EVER SEEN

WOMEN THERE WILL TREAT YOU MEAN

CROWDED CITY, THERE AIN'T NOTHING FREE

NOTHING IN THIS TOWN FOR ME

WISH TO THE LORD THAT I COULD BE

IN ABILENE, SWEET ABILENE

 

(REPEAT ENTIRE SONG)


ACHY BREAKY HEART (DON'T TELL MY HEART)

BILLY RAY CYRUS

DON VON TRESS

 

YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD YOU NEVER WAS MY GIRL

YOU CAN BURN MY CLOTHES WHEN I'M GONE

OR YOU CAN TELL YOUR FRIENDS JUST WHAT A FOOL I'VE BEEN

AND LAUGH AND JOKE ABOUT ME ON THE PHONE

YOU CAN TELL MY ARMS GO BACK TO THE FARM

YOU CAN TELL MY FEET TO HIT THE FLOOR

OR YOU CAN TELL MY LIPS TO TELL MY FINGERTIPS

THEY WON'T BE REACHING OUT FOR YOU NO MORE

 

(CHORUS) BUT DON'T TELL MY HEART, MY ACHY BREAKY HEART

I JUST DON'T THINK HE'D UNDERSTAND

AND IF YOU TELL MY HEART, MY ACHY BREAKY HEART

HE MIGHT BLOW UP AND KILL THIS MAN, OOH,

 

YOU CAN TELL YOUR MA, I MOVED TO ARKANSAS

YOU CAN TELL YOUR DOG TO BITE MY LEG

OR TELL YOUR BROTHER CLIFF, WHOSE FIST CAN TELL MY LIP

HE NEVER REALLY LIKED ME ANYWAY

OR YOU CAN TELL YOUR AUNT LOUISE, TELL ANYTHING YOU PLEASE

MYSELF ALREADY KNOWS I'M NOT OKAY

OR YOU CAN TELL MY EYES, TO WATCH OUT FOR MY MIND

IT MIGHT BE WALKING OUT ON ME TODAY (CHORUS)

 

BUT DON'T TELL MY HEART, MY ACHY BREAKY HEART

I JUST DON'T THINK HE'D UNDERSTAND

AND IF YOU TELL MY HEART, MY ACHY BREAKY HEART

HE MIGHT BLOW UP AND KILL THIS MAN, OOH


ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL

JOHNNY HORTON

 

WELL, TODAY I'M SO WEARY, TODAY I'M SO BLUE

SAD AND BROKEN-HEARTED AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

LIFE WAS SO SWEET, DEAR, LIFE WAS A SONG

NOW YOU'VE GONE AND LEFT ME, OH, WHERE DO I BELONG?

 

AND IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A DEAR LITTLE GIRL

ALL FOR THE LOVE THAT SETS YOUR HEART IN A WHIRL

I'M A MAN WHO'D GIVE HIS LIFE AND THE JOYS OF THIS WORLD

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

AND IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A DEAR LITTLE GIRL

ALL FOR THE LOVE THAT SETS YOUR HEART IN A WHIRL

I'M A MAN WHO'D GIVE HIS LIFE AND THE JOYS OF THIS WORLD

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL


AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW SHOWING

LEROY VAN DYKE

 

 (CHORUS) AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW SHOWING

I’M PRETENDING I NO LONGER CARE

BUT FOR THOSE WHO KNOW ME WELL

THE MARQEE CLEARLY SPELLS

AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW SHOWING

 

THIS IS ALL I CAN REMEMBER OF THIS SONG.  I E-MAILED LEROY VAN DYKE’S INTERNET SITE AND ASKED FOR THE WORDS.  MRS. VAN DYKE SAID THAT LEROY THOUGHT THAT THE LYRICS WERE IN STORAGE SOMEWHERE OUT IN THE GARAGE, AND THAT SHE WOULD SEND THEM TO ME IF AND WHEN HE CAME ACROSS THEM.


ANY TIME

EDDY ARNOLD, G

HERBERT HAPPY LAWSON

 

(G) ANY (E7) TIME YOU'RE FEELING (A7) LONELY

ANY (D7) TIME YOU'RE FEELING (G) BLUE

ANY (C) TIME (Cm) YOU FEEL DOWN(G)HEARTED

(E7) THAT WILL (A7) PROVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME IS (D7) TRUE

(G) ANY (E7) TIME YOU'RE THINKING (A7) 'BOUT ME

THAT'S THE (D7) TIME I'LL BE THINKING OF (B7) YOU

SO ANY (E7) TIME YOU SAY YOU (A7) WANT ME BACK AGAIN

THAT'S THE (D7) TIME I'LL COME BACK HOME TO (G) YOU

 

(REPEAT)


BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

GENE AUTRY, G

RAY WHITLEY AND GENE AUTRY

 

(C) I'M BACK IN THE (G7) SADDLE A(C)GAIN

(F) OUT WHERE A FRIEND IS A (C) FRIEND

WHERE THE (F) LONG-HORNED CATTLE FEED

ON THE (C) LOWLY JIMSON (A7) WEED

I'M (D7) BACK IN THE (Am7) SADDLE A(G7)GAIN

 

I'M RIDING THE RANGE ONCE MORE

TOTIN' MY OLD FORTY-FOUR

WHERE YOU SLEEP OUT EVERY NIGHT

WHERE THE ONLY LAW IS "RIGHT"

I'M (D9) BACK IN THE (G7) SADDLE (C) AGAIN

 

(C7) WHOOPY-(F)TI-YI-YO

(C) ROCKING TO AND FRO'

BACK IN THE SADDLE A(G7)GAIN

(C7) WHOOPY-(F)TI-YI-YAY

(C) I'LL BE ON MY WAY (I GO MY WAY)

(D9) BACK IN THE (G7) SADDLE A(C)GAIN


BAD MOON RISING

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

J.C. FOGERTY

 

I SEE THE BAD MOON ARISING

I SEE TROUBLE ON THE WAY

I SEE EARTHQUAKES AND LIGHTNIN'

I SEE BAD TIMES TODAY

 

(CHORUS:) DON'T GO AROUND TONIGHT

WELL, IT'S BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE

THERE'S A BAD MOON ON THE RISE

 

I HEAR HURRICANES A-BLOWING

I KNOW THE END IS COMING SOON

I FEAR RIVERS OVERFLOWING

I HEAR THE VOICE OF RAGE AND RUIN (CHORUS)

 

ALL RIGHT!

HOPE YOU GOT YOUR THINGS TOGETHER

HOPE YOU ARE QUITE PREPARED TO DIE

LOOKS LIKE WE'RE IN FOR NASTY WEATHER

ONE EYE IS TAKEN FOR AN EYE (CHORUS)


BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

WORDS BY JULIA WARD HOWE, MUSIC "JOHN BROWN'S BODY",

19TH CENTURY AMERICAN CAMP MEETING TUNE

 

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

HE IS TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED

HE HATH LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD

HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

 

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

THEY HAVE BUILDED HIM AN ALTAR IN THE EVENING DEWS AND DAMPS

I CAN READ HIS RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE BY THE DIM AND FLARING LAMPS

HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON

 

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

“AS YE DEAL WITH MY CONTEMNERS, SO WITH YOU MY GRACE SHALL DEAL”

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

SINCE GOD IS MARCHING ON

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! SINCE GOD IS MARCHING ON

 

HE HAS SOUNDED FORTH THE TRUMPET THAT SHALL NEVER CALL RETREAT

HE IS SIFTING OUT THE HEARTS OF MEN BEFORE HIS JUDGMENT SEAT

OH, BE SWIFT, MY SOUL, TO ANSWER HIM! BE JUBILANT, MY FEET

OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON

 

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

WITH A GLORY IN HIS BOSOM THAT TRANSFIGURES YOU AND ME

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

(ORIGINALLY: “AS HE DIED TO MAKE MEN HOLY, LET US DIE TO MAKE MEN FREE”)

WHILE GOD IS MARCHING ON

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! WHILE GOD IS MARCHING ON

 

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

HE IS WISDOM TO THE MIGHTY, HE IS HONOR TO THE BRAVE

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

OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH! OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON


BEAUTIFUL DREAMER

STEPHEN C FOSTER, 1861, D

 

(D) BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, (Em) WAKE UNTO (G) ME

(A7) STARLIGHT AND DEWDROPS ARE WAITING FOR (D) THEE

SOUNDS OF THE RUDE WORLD, (Em) HEARD IN THE (G) DAY

(A7) LULLED BY THE MOONLIGHT HAVE ALL PASSED A(D)WAY

 

(A7) BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, (D) QUEEN OF MY SONG

(E7) LIST WHILE I WOO THEE WITH (A) SOFT MELODY

(D) GONE ARE THE CARES OF (Em) LIFE'S BUSY (G) THRONG

(A7) BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, AWAKE UNTO (D) ME!

(G) BEAUTIFUL (D) DREAMER, A(A)WAKE UNTO (D) ME!

 

(D) BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, (Em) OUT IN THE (G) SEA

(A7) MERMAIDS ARE CHANTING THE WILD LORE(D)LEI

OVER THE STREAMLET (Em) VAPORS ARE (G) BORNE

(A7) WAITING TO FADE AT THE BRIGHT COMING (D) MORN

 

(A7) BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, (D) BEAM ON MY HEART

(E7) E'EN AS THE MORN ON THE (A) STREAMLET AND SEA

(D) THEN WILL ALL CLOUDS OF (Em) SORROW DE(G)PART

(A7) BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, AWAKE UNTO (D) ME!

(G) BEAUTIFUL (D) DREAMER, A(A)WAKE UNTO (D) ME!


BLUE BAYOU

LINDA RONSTADT, LYNN ANDERSON, E

ROY ORBISON - JOE MELSON

 

I FEEL SO BAD I'VE GOT A WORRIED MIND

I'M SO LONESOME ALL THE TIME

SINCE I LEFT MY BABY BEHIND ON BLUE BAYOU

SAVING NICKELS, SAVING DIMES

WORKING TILL THE SUN DON'T SHINE

LOOKING FORWARD TO HAPPIER TIMES ON BLUE BAYOU

 

I'M GOING BACK SOME DAY COME WHAT MAY TO BLUE BAYOU

WHERE YOU SLEEP ALL DAY AND THE CATFISH PLAY ON BLUE BAYOU

ALL THOSE FISHING BOATS WITH THEIR SAILS AFLOAT

IF I COULD ONLY (Am) SEE

THAT FAMILIAR SUNRISE THROUGH SLEEPY EYES HOW HAPPY I'D BE

 

GONNA SEE MY BABY AGAIN

GONNA BE WITH SOME OF MY FRIENDS

MAYBE I'D BE HAPPY THEN ON BLUE BAYOU

SAVING NICKELS, SAVING DIMES

WORKING TILL THE SUN DON'T SHINE

LOOKING FORWARD TO HAPPIER TIMES ON BLUE BAYOU

 

I'M GOING BACK SOME DAY, GONNA STAY ON BLUE BAYOU

WHERE THE FOLKS ARE FINE AND THE WORLD IS MINE ON BLUE BAYOU

AH, THAT GIRL OF MINE BY MY SIDE, THE SILVER MOON AND THE EVENING TIDE

OH, SOME SWEET DAY GONNA TAKE AWAY THIS HURTIN' INSIDE

I'LL NEVER BE BLUE, MY DREAMS COME TRUE ON BLUE BAYOU


BLUEBIRD ISLAND

HANK SNOW & ANITA CARTER, C

HANK SNOW

 

(C) MY (G7) SHIP SET (C) SAIL TO (F) BLUEBIRD (C) ISLAND

AND SLOWLY (G7) DRIFTED OUT TO (C) SEA

HER (G7) SILVER (C) SAILS TO (F) CROSS THE (C) OCEAN

MY LOVER'S (G7) LONELY HEART SET (C) FREE

 

(C) THEN OUT A(F)CROSS THE (C) WAVES, THE (G7) BLUEBIRDS (C) CAME ONE DAY

OUT (G7) O'ER THE SILVER SEA, YOUR (C) MESSAGE BROUGHT TO ME

TO (D) SAIL MY SHIP OF LOVE ALONG THE (G7) MOONLIT BAY

AND (D) ANCHOR IN THE HARBOR OF YOUR (G7) HEART

 

(NC) THE TRADE WINDS (C) THERE ON (F) BLUEBIRD (C) ISLAND

SOON DRIED HER (G7) LONELY TEARS A(C) WAY

THE (G7) TREASURE (C) I FOUND (F) BROKEN(C)HEARTED

WAS LOCKED (G7) WITHIN MY HEART TO (C) STAY


BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL

EMMYLOU HARRIS, G

JOHNNY MULLEN

 

(G) YOU LEFT ME FOR THE (C) BRIGHT LIGHT OF THE (G) TOWN

A (A7) COUNTRY BOY SET OUT TO SEE THE (D) WORLD

RE(G)MEMBER WHEN THOSE (C) NEON LIGHTS SHINE (G) DOWN

THAT BIG OLD (A7) MOON SHINES ON (D) YOUR KENTUCKY (G) GIRL

I SWEAR I (C) LOVE YOU BY THE MOON A(G)BOVE YOU

HOW (A7) BRIGHT IS IT SHINING IN YOUR (D) WORLD (D7)

SOME (G) MORNING WHEN YOU (C) WAKE UP ALL A(G)LONE

JUST COME ON (A7) HOME TO YOUR (D) BLUE KENTUCKY (G) GIRL

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

DON'T WAIT TO BRING GREAT RICHES HOME TO ME

I NEED NO DIAMOND RINGS OR FANCY PEARLS

JUST BRING YOURSELF YOU'RE ALL I'LL EVER NEED

THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL

I SWEAR I LOVE YOU BY THE MOON ABOVE YOU

HOW BRIGHT IS IT SHINING IN YOUR WORLD

SOME MORNING WHEN YOU WAKE UP ALL ALONE

JUST COME ON HOME TO YOUR BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL

JUST COME ON HOME TO YOUR BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL


BLUE SUEDE SHOES

ELVIS PRESLEY

WORDS AND MUSIC BY CARL PERKINS

 

WELL, IT'S ONE FOR THE MONEY

TWO FOR THE SHOW

THREE TO GET READY

NOW GO, CAT, GO

 

BUT DON'T YOU STEP ON MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING BUT LAY OFF OF MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES

 

WELL, YOU CAN KNOCK ME DOWN

STEP IN MY FACE

SLANDER MY NAME

ALL OVER THE PLACE

 

DO ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO DO, BUT UH-UH,

HONEY, LAY OFF OF MY SHOES

DON'T YOU STEP ON MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING BUT LAY OFF OF MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES

 

YOU CAN BURN MY HOUSE

STEAL MY CAR

DRINK MY LIQUOR

FROM AN OLD FRUITJAR

 

DO ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO DO, BUT UH-UH,

HONEY, LAY OFF OF MY SHOES

DON'T YOU STEP ON MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING BUT LAY OFF OF MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES


BONAPARTE'S RETREAT

REDD STUART, PEE WEE KING, C

 

MET THE (C) GIRL I LOVE IN A TOWN WAY DOWN IN DIXIE

'NEATH THE STARS ABOVE SHE WAS THE SWEETEST GIRL I EVER DID SEE

SO I TOOK HER IN MY ARMS AND (G7) TOLD HER OF HER MANY CHARMS

I (C) KISSED HER WHILE THE FIDDLES PLAYED THE (G7) BONAPARTE'S RE(C)TREAT

 

ALL THE (C7) WORLD WAS BRIGHT AS I HELD HER ON THAT NIGHT

AND I HEARD HER SAY, "PLEASE DON'T EVER GO AWAY"

(C) SO I HELD HER IN MY ARMS AND (G7) TOLD HER OF HER MANY CHARMS

I (C) KISSED HER WHILE THE FIDDLES PLAYED THE (G7) BONAPARTE'S RE(C)TREAT


BONEY FINGERS

HOYT AXTON, RENEE ARMAND

 

RAIN COMIN' DOWN FROM THE ROOF WON'T HOLD HER

WELL, I LOST MY JOB AND I FEEL A LITTLE OLDER

CAR WON'T RUN AND OUR LOVE'S GROWN COLDER

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER IN THE MORNING

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER

 

OUR CLOTHES NEED WASHIN' AND THE FIRE WON'T START

KIDS ALL CRYING AND YOU'RE BREAKIN' MY HEART

WHOLE DAMN PLACE IS FALLIN' APART, BUT

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER IN THE MORNING

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER

 

(REFRAIN, LOW) WORK YOUR FINGERS TO THE BONE, WHAT D'YOU GET? BONEY FINGERS, BONEY FINGERS

 

I'VE BEEN BROKE AS LONG AS I REMEMBER

WELL I GET A LITTLE MONEY, I GOTTA RUN AND SPEND 'ER

WHEN I TRY TO SAVE IT PRETTY WOMAN COME AND TAKE IT, SAYIN'

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER IN THE MORNING

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER (REFRAIN)

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

GRASS WON'T GROW WHEN THE SUN'S TOO HOT

WHOLE DARN WORLD IS GOIN' TO POT

MIGHT AS WELL LIKE IT SINCE YOU'RE ALL THAT I GOT

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER IN THE MORNING

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE BETTER (REFRAIN)

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE, PLUS REFRAIN TWICE)


BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY

SARAH VAUGHN, C

LYRIC BY HAL DAVID, MUSIC BY SHERMAN EDWARDS

 

(C) BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY, (G) ONCE YOU WERE OUR (C) SONG OF LOVE

NOW YOU JUST KEEP TAUNTING ME, (G) WITH THE (C) MEMORY OF

(NC) HER TENDER LOVE, OH

(C) BROKEN-HEARTED (Am) MELODY

(C) MUST YOU KEEP RE(Am)MINDING ME

(F) OF THE LIPS I (G7) LONG TO KISS

(F) AND THE LOVE I (G7) MISS

SINCE SHE WENT A(C)WAY

(G7) NIGHT AND DAY THEY (C) PLAY.  THAT

 

(C) BROKEN-HEARTED (Am) MELODY

(C) THAT HE USED TO (Am) SING TO ME

(F) WHEN OUR LOVE WAS (G7) YOUNG AND BRIGHT

(F) AS HE HELD ME (G7) TIGHT

SUDDENLY I (C) FOUND

(G7) I WAS HEAVEN-(C)BOUND

 

BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY, ONCE YOU WERE OUR SONG OF LOVE

NOW YOU JUST KEEP TAUNTING ME, WITH THE MEMORY OF

HER A-TENDER LOVE, OH

BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY

WON'T YOU BRING HER BACK TO ME?

SING TO HER UNTIL SHE YEARNS

FOR WHEN SHE RETURNS

NO MORE WILL YOU (C) BE

(C) A BROKEN-(G7)HEARTED (C) MELODY

 

OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-OOH

OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-OOH

MM-MM-MM-MM-MMM M-MMM-MMM


BUTTONS AND BOWS

JAY LIVINGSTON AND RAY EVANS, C

FROM THE MUSICAL “THE PALEFACE” (1948, BOB HOPE, JANE RUSSELL)

 

(C) EAST IS (Am) EAST AND (C) WEST IS (Am) WEST

AND THE (C) WRONG ONE (Am) I HAVE (C) CHOSE

(F) LET'S GO WHERE YOU'LL (C) KEEP ON (F) WEARIN'

THOSE (C) FRILLS AND (Am) FLOWERS AND (C) BUTTONS AND (Am) BOWS

(C) RINGS AND (Am) THINGS AND (G7) BUTTONS AND (C) BOWS

 

DON'T BURY ME IN THIS PRAIRIE

TAKE ME WHERE THE CEMENT GROWS

LET'S MOVE DOWN IN SOME BIG TOWN

WHERE THEY LOVE A GAL BY THE CUT OF HER CLOTHES

AND YOU'LL STAND OUT IN BUTTONS AND BOWS

 

(C7) I'LL (F) LOVE YOU IN BUCKSKIN

OR SKIRTS THAT YOU'VE HOME(C)SPUN

BUT I'LL LOVE YOU LONGER, STRONGER

WHERE YOUR (D9) FRIENDS DON'T TOTE A (G7) GUN

 

MY BONES DENOUNCE THE BUCKBOARD BOUNCE

AND THE CACTUS HURTS MY TOES

LET'S VAMOOSE WHERE GALS KEEP USIN'

THOSE SILKS AND SATINS AND LINEN THAT SHOWS

AND YOU'RE ALL MINE IN BUTTONS AND (C) BOWS

 

GIMME (G7) EASTERN TRIMMIN' WHERE (C) WOMEN ARE WOMEN

IN (G7) HIGH SILK HOSE AND (C) PEEK-A-BOO CLOTHES

AND (G7) FRENCH PERFUME THAT (C) ROCKS THE ROOM

AND (G7) YOU'RE ALL MINE IN BUTTONS AND (C) BOWS


CALENDAR GIRL

RICKY NELSON, C

HOWARD GREENFIELD - NEIL SEDAKA

 

(C) I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY (Am) CALENDAR GIRL

(C) YEAH, SWEET (Am) CALENDAR GIRL

(C) I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY (Am) CALENDAR GIRL

(Dm7) EACH AND EVERY (G7) DAY OF THE (C) YEAR

 

(C) JANUARY, YOU START THE YEAR OFF FINE

(Am) FEBRUARY YOU'RE MY LITTLE VALENTINE

(C) MARCH I'M GONNA MARCH YOU DOWN THE AISLE

(Am) APRIL YOU'RE THE EASTER BUNNY WHEN YOU SMILE

(F) YEAH, YEAH, MY HEART'S IN A WHIRL

I (C) LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY LITTLE (A7) CALENDAR GIRL

EVERY (D7) DAY, EVERY (G7) DAY, OF THE (C) YEAR

 

(C) MAY MAYBE IF I ASK YOUR DAD AND MOM

(Am) THEY'LL LET ME TAKE YOU TO THE JUNIOR PROM, JU-

(C)LY LIKE A FIRECRACKER I'M A-GLOW

(Am) AUGUST WHEN YOU'RE ON THE BEACH YOU STEAL THE SHOW

(F) YEAH, YEAH, MY HEART'S IN A WHIRL

I (C) LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY LITTLE (A7) CALENDAR GIRL

EVERY (D7) DAY, EVERY (G7) DAY, OF THE (C) YEAR

 

(C) SEPTEMB'R I'LL LIGHT THE CANDLES AT YOUR "SWEET SIXTEEN"

(Am) ROMEO AND JULIET ON HALLOWEEN, NO-

(C) EMBER I'LL GIVE THANKS THAT YOU BELONG TO ME

(Am) DECEMBER YOU'RE THE PRESENT 'NEATH MY CHRISTMAS TREE

(F) YEAH, YEAH, MY HEART'S IN A WHIRL

I (C) LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY LITTLE (A7) CALENDAR GIRL

EVERY (D7) DAY, EVERY (G7) DAY, OF THE (C) YEAR


CAROLINA IN THE MORNING

LYRICS BY GUS KAHN, MUSIC BY WALTER DONALDSON, C

 

(C) NOTHING COULD BE FINER

THAN TO BE IN CAROLINA IN THE (G7) MORNING

(Dm) NOTHING COULD BE SWEETER

THAN MY (Dm7) SWEETHEART WHEN I (G7) MEET HER

IN THE (C#dim7) MOR(C)NING

 

(F) WHERE THE MORNING (C) GLORIES

(F) TWINE AROUND THE (A7) DOOR

(D7) WHISPERING PRETTY (G) STORIES

(E7) I (Am) LONG TO (D7) HEAR ONCE (G7) MORE

 

STROLLING WITH MY GIRLIE

WHERE THE DEW IS PEARLY IN THE MORNING

BUTTERFLIES ALL FLUTTER UP

AND KISS EACH LITTLE BUTTERCUP AT DAWNING

 

(C) IF I HAD ALADDIN'S LAMP FOR ONLY A (C7) DAY

(F) I'D MAKE A WISH AND (D7) HERE'S WHAT I'D (G7) SAY

(C) NOTHING COULD BE FINER

THAN TO BE IN CAROLINA IN THE (D7) MOR(G7,C)NING


CHANGING PARTNERS

PATTI PAGE, KAY STARR, DINAH SHORE, BING CROSBY, C

WORDS BY JOE DARION AND MUSIC BY LARRY COLEMAN

 

WE WERE (C) WALTZIN' TOGETHER TO A DREAMY MELO(F)DY

(A7) WHEN THEY (D7) CALLED OUT "CHANGE (G7) PARTNERS"

AND YOU (C) WALTZED A(G7)WAY FROM (C) ME

(F) NOW MY (C) ARMS FEEL SO EMPTY AS I GAZE A(D#7) ROUND THE (A7) FLOOR

AND I'LL (Dm7) KEEP ON (G7) CHANGING (C) PARTNERS

(A7) TILL I (Dm7) HOLD YOU (G7) ONCE (C) MORE

 

THOUGH WE DANCED FOR ONE MOMENT AND TOO SOON WE HAD TO PART

IN THAT WONDERFUL MOMENT SOMETHIN' HAPPENED TO MY HEART

SO I'LL KEEP CHANGING PARTNERS TILL YOU'RE IN MY ARMS AND THEN

OH, MY DARLIN' I WILL NEVER CHANGE PARTNERS AGAIN

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

THOUGH WE DANCED FOR ONE MOMENT AND TOO SOON WE HAD TO PART

IN THAT WONDERFUL MOMENT SOMETHIN' HAPPENED TO MY HEART

SO I'LL KEEP CHANGING PARTNERS TILL YOU'RE IN MY ARMS AND THEN

OH, MY DARLIN' I WILL NEVER CHANGE PARTNERS AGAIN


CHANTILLY LACE

THE BIG BOPPER (J P RICHARDSON)

 

( SPOKEN) HELLO, BAAAABY!

YEAH, THIS IS THE BIG BOPPER SPEAKIN'

HA HA HA HA HA! OH, YOU SWEET THING!

DO I WHAT? WILL I WHAT?

OH BABY, YOU KNOOOOW WHAT I LIKE!

 

CHANTILLY LACE AND A PRETTY FACE AND A PONYTAIL HANGIN' DOWN

A WIGGLE IN HER WALK AND A GIGGLE IN HER TALK

MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND

AIN'T NOTHING IN THE WORLD LIKE A BIG-EYED GIRL

TO MAKE ME ACT SO FUNNY, MAKE ME SPEND MY MONEY

MAKE ME FEEL REAL LOOSE LIKE A LONG-NECKED GOOSE

LIKE A--OH BABY, THAT'S A-WHAT I LIKE!

 

 (SPOKEN) WHAT'S THAT, BABY?

BUT... BUT... BUT... OH, HONEY

OH BABY, YOU KNOW WHAT I LIKE! (REPEAT PREVIOUS VERSE)


CIELITO LINDO (MY PRETTY DARLING)

MEXICAN

 

DE LA SIERRA MORENA, CIELITO LINDO

VIENEN BAJANDO

UN PAR DE OJITOS NEGROS CIELITO LINDO

DE CONTRABANDO

 

AY, AY, AY AY! CANTA Y NO LLORES

PORQUE CANTANDO SE ALEGRAN, CIELITO LINDO

LOS CORAZONES

 

UNA FLECHA IN EL AIRE, CIELITO LINDO

LANZO CUPIDO

Y COMO FUE JUGANDO, CIELITO LINDO

YO FUI EL HERIDO

 

AY, AY, AY AY! CANTA Y NO LLORES

SUBEN Y CRECEN Y CON EL MISMO VIENTO, CIELITO LINDO

DES APARECEN

 

TODAS LAS ILUSIONES, CIELITO LINDO

QUE EL AMOR FRAGUA

SON COM LAS ESPUMAS, CIELITO LINDO

QUE FORMA EL AGUA

 

FROM THE SIERRA MORENA, MY PRETTY DARLING

THERE CAME DESCENDING

ONE SHINING PAIR OF DARK EYES, MY PRETTY DARLING

JEWELS BEYOND SPENDING

 

AY, AY, AY, AY! SING, DON'T BE TEARFUL

BECAUSE A VOICE THAT IS SINGING, MY PRETTY DARLING

MAKES THE HEART CHEERFUL

 

CUPID LET FLY AN ARROW, MY PRETTY DARLING

LOVE'S FIERY DART

AND AS HE WENT AWAY LAUGHING, MY PRETTY DARLING

IT STRUCK MY HEART

 

AY, AY, AY, AY! SURGING AND GROWING

AND BY THE SAME WIND THAT STIRS THEM, MY PRETTY DARLING

OFF THEY ARE BLOWING

 

ALL THE AIRY ILLUSIONS, MY PRETTY DARLING

THAT LOVE DEVISES

ARE LIKE THE FAOM ON THE WATER, MY PRETTY DARLING

THIN AS IT RISES


CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

JOHN DENVER, WILLIE NELSON, G

WORDS & MUSIC BY STEVE GOODMAN

 

(G) RIDING ON THE (D) "CITY OF NEW (G) ORLEANS"

(Em) ILLINOIS CENTRAL (C) MONDAY MORNING (G) RAIL

FIFTEEN CARS AND (D) FIFTEEN RESTLESS (G) RIDERS

(Em) THREE CONDUCTORS AND (D) TWENTY FIVE SACKS OF (G) MAIL

ALL AL(Em)ONG A SOUTHBOUND ODYSSEY THE (Bm) TRAIN PULLS OUT OF KANKAKEE

(D) ROLLS ALONG PAST HOUSES, FARMS AND (A) FIELDS

(Em) PASSING TRAINS THAT HAVE NO NAME (Bm) FREIGHT YARDS FULL OF OLD BLACK MEN

THE (D) GRAVEYARDS OF THE (D7) RUSTED AUTOMO(G)BILES

 

SINGING GOOD (C) MORNING A(D)MERICA, HOW (G) ARE YOU?

SAYING (Em) DON'T YOU KNOW ME, (C) I'M YOUR NATIVE (G) SON?

I'M THE TRAIN THEY CALL THE (D) "CITY OF NEW (Em) ORLEANS"

I'LL BE (C) GONE FIVE (B) HUNDRED (A) MILES WHEN THE (D) DAY IS (G) DONE

 

DEALING CARDS WITH THE OLD MEN IN THE CLUB CAR

PENNY A POINTS AIN'T NO ONE KEEPING SCORE

PASS THE PAPER BAG THAT HOLDS THE BOTTLE

FEEL THE WHEELS A-RUMBLING 'NEATH THE FLOOR

AND THE SONS OF PULLMAN PORTERS AND THE SONS OF ENGINEERS

RIDE THEIR FATHERS' MAGIC CARPET MADE OF STEEL

AND MOTHERS WITH THEIR BABES ASLEEP ROCKIN' TO THE GENTLE BEAT

AND THE RHYTHM OF THE RAILS IS ALL THEY FEEL

 

SINGING GOOD MORNING AMERICA, HOW ARE YOU?

SAYING DON'T YOU KNOW ME, I'M YOUR NATIVE SON?

I'M THE TRAIN THEY CALL THE "CITY OF NEW ORLEANS"

I'LL BE GONE FIVE HUNDRED MILES WHEN THE DAY IS DONE

 

NIGHTTIME ON THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

CHANGING CARS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSE

HALFWAY HOME, WE'LL BE THERE BY MORNING

THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI DARKNESS ROLLING DOWN THE SEA

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

AND THE STEEL RAILS STILL AIN'T HEARD THE NEWS

THE CONDUCTOR SINGS HIS SONGS AGAIN THE PASSENGER WILL PLEASE REFRAIN

THIS TRAIN HAS GOT THE DISAPPEARING RAILROAD BLUES

 

SINGING GOOD MORNING AMERICA, HOW ARE YOU?

SAYING DON'T YOU KNOW ME, I'M YOUR NATIVE SON?

I'M THE TRAIN THEY CALL THE "CITY OF NEW ORLEANS"

I'LL BE GONE FIVE HUNDRED MILES WHEN THE DAY IS DONE


CLEMENTINE

AMERICAN MINING SONG, PROBABLY FROM CALIFORNIA

ATTRIBUTED TO PERCY MONTROSE, 1863 OR 1883, G

 

IN A (G) CAVERN DOWN BY A CANYON

EXCAVATING FOR A (D7) MINE

THERE LIVED A MINER, FORTY-(G)NINER

AND HIS (D7) DAUGHTER, CLEMEN(G)TINE

 

(CHORUS) OH MY DARLING, OH MY DARLING

OH MY DARLING CLEMEN(D7)TINE

YOU ARE LOST AND GONE FOR(G)EVER

DREADFUL (D7) SORRY, CLEMEN(G)TINE

 

LIGHT SHE WAS, AND LIKE A FAIRY

AND HER SHOES WERE NUMBER NINE

HERRING BOXES WITHOUT TOPSES

SANDALS WERE FOR CLEMENTINE (CHORUS)

 

DROVE SHE DUCKLINGS TO THE WATER

EVERY MORNING JUST AT NINE

HIT HER FOOT AGAINST A SPLINTER

FELL INTO THE FOAMING BRINE (CHORUS)

 

RUBY LIPS ABOVE THE WATER

BLOWING BUBBLES SOFT AND FINE

ALAS FOR ME! I WAS NO SWIMMER

SO I LOST MY CLEMENTINE (CHORUS)


CLEMENTINE

BOBBY DARIN, F

WOODY HARRIS

 

IN A (F) CAVERN DOWN BY A CANYON

EXCAVATIN' FOR A (C7) MINE

THERE LIVED A MINER FROM NORTH CARO(F)LINA

AND HIS (C7) DAUGHTER, CLEMEN(F)TINE

 

NOW EVERY MORNIN', JUST ABOUT DAWNIN'

A'WHEN THE SUN BEGINS TO SHINE

SHE WOULD ROUSE UP, WAKE THEM COWS UP

AND WALK 'EM DOWN TO HER DADDY'S MINE

 

A'TOOK THE FOOT BRIDGE, WAY 'CROSS THE WATER

THOUGH SHE WEIGHED TWO-NINETY NINE

THE OLD BRIDGE TREMBLED AND DISASSEMBLED

DUMPED HER INTO THE FOAMY BRINE

 

CRACKLE LIKE THUNDER, SHE WENT UNDER

BLOWIN BUBBLES DOWN THE LINE

I'M NO SWIMMER BUT WERE SHE SLIMMER

I MIGHT'A SAVED MY CLEMENTINE

 

BROKE THE RECORD, WAY UNDER WATER

I THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS DOIN' FINE

I WASN'T NERVOUS UNTIL THE SERVICE

THAT THEY HELD FOR CLEMENTINE

 

HEY YOU SAILOR WAY OUT IN YOUR WHALER

WITH A HARPOON, YOUR TRUSTY LINE

IF SHE SHOWS NOW, THERE SHE BLOWS NOW

IT JUST MAY BE MY CLEMENTINE

 

OH MY DARLIN', OH MY DARLIN', OH MY DARLIN'

OH MY DARLIN', OH MY DARLIN' CLEMENTINE

YOU MAY BE GONE BUT YOU'RE NOT FORGOTTEN

FARE THEE WELL, MY CLEMENTINE


COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER

LORETTA LYNN, C  

 

WELL, (C) I WAS BORN A (F) COAL MINER´S (C) DAUGHTER

IN A (D) CABIN ON A HILL IN BUTCHER (G) HOLLER

WE WERE (C) POOR, BUT WE HAD (F) LOVE

THAT´S THE ONE THING THAT DADDY MADE (C) SURE OF

HE SHOVELED COAL TO (G) MAKE A POOR MAN´S (C) DOLLAR

 

MY DADDY WORKED ALL NIGHT IN THE VANLEER COAL MINE

ALL DAY LONG IN THE FIELD A-HOEIN´ CORN

MOMMY ROCKED THE BABIES AT NIGHT

AND READ THE BIBLE BY THE COAL OIL LIGHT

AND EVER´THING WOULD START ALL OVER COME BREAK OF MORN´

 

DADDY LOVED AND RAISED EIGHT KIDS ON A MINER´S PAY

MOMMY SCRUBBED OUR CLOTHES ON A WASHBOARD EVER´ DAY

WHY I´VE SEEN HER FINGERS BLEED

TO COMPLAIN THERE WAS NO NEED

SHE´D SMILE IN MOMMY´S UNDERSTANDING WAY

 

IN THE SUMMERTIME WE DIDN´T HAVE SHOES TO WEAR

BUT IN THE WINTERTIME WE´D ALL GET A BRAND NEW PAIR

FROM A MAIL ORDER CATALOG

MONEY MADE FROM SELLIN´ A HOG

DADDY ALWAYS MANAGED TO GET THE MONEY SOMEWHERE

 

YEAH! I´M PROUD TO BE A COAL MINER´S DAUGHTER

I REMEMBER WELL, THE WELL WHERE I DREW WATER

THE WORK WE DONE WAS HARD

AT NIGHT WE´D SLEEP ´CAUSE WE WERE TIRED

I NEVER THOUGHT OF EVER LEAVING BUTCHER HOLLER

 

WELL ALOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE WAY BACK THEN

AND IT´S SO GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN

NOT MUCH LEFT BUT THE FLOOR

NOTHING LIVES HERE ANYMORE

EXCEPT THE MEM´RIES OF A COAL MINER´S DAUGHTER


CORDELIA BROWN

FOLKSONG FROM ANTIGUA, D

 

OH, CORDELIA (D) BROWN, (A7) WHAT MAKES YOUR (D) HEAD SO RED?

OH, CORDELIA BROWN, (A7) WHAT MAKES YOUR (D) HEAD SO RED?

YOU'RE SITTING IN THE (G) SUNSHINE WITH (A7) NOTHING ON YOUR (D) HEAD

OH, CORDELIA BROWN, (A7) THAT'S WHY YOUR HEAD'S SO (D) RED!

 

ON A MOONSHINE NIGHT, ON A MOONSHINE NIGHT

I MET MISTER IVAN, AND MISTER IVAN TOLD ME

HE SAID THAT NITA HAD AN ENCOUNTER

AFTER SUNSET AND THERE WAS NO MOON

EE HEE HA (D) HA, EE HEE HEE HEE HA HA

CORDELIA BROWN!


COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE (from Urban Cowboy)

WAYLAND HOLYFIELD AND BOB HOUSE, A

 

I'LL (A) ALWAYS RE(A7)MEMBER THE (D) SONG THEY WERE (E) PLAYING

THE (D) FIRST TIME WE (E7) DANCED AND I (A) KNEW

AS WE (A) SWAYED TO THE (A7) MUSIC AND (D) HELD TO EACH (E) OTHER

(D) I FELL IN LOVE (E7) WITH (A) YOU

 

(CHORUS) COULD (A) I HAVE THIS (A7) DANCE FOR THE (D) REST OF MY LIFE?

WOULD (E) YOU BE MY PARTNER (D) EVERY (E7) NIGHT?

(A) WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER, IT (D) FEELS SO (Dm) RIGHT

COULD (A) I HAVE THIS DANCE FOR THE (E7) REST OF MY (A) LIFE

 

I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT MAGIC MOMENT

WHEN I HELD YOU CLOSE TO ME

AS WE MOVED TOGETHER I KNEW FOREVER

YOU'RE ALL I'LL EVER NEED (CHORUS)


COUNTRY ROADS

JOHN DENVER, C

 

(C) ALMOST HEAVEN, (Am) WEST VIRGINIA

(G) BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, (Am) SHENANDOAH (C) RIVER

LIFE IS OLD THERE, (Am) OLDER THAN THE TREES

(G) YOUNGER THAN THE MOUNTAINS, (F) BLOWING LIKE A (C) BREEZE

 

(CHORUS) COUNTRY (C) ROADS, TAKE ME (G) HOME

TO THE (Am) PLACE, I BE(F)LONG

WEST (C) VIRGINIA, MOUNTAIN (G) MOMMA

TAKE ME (F) HOME, COUNTRY (C) ROADS

 

(C) ALL MY MEMORIES, (Am) GATHER 'ROUND HER

(G) MINER'S LADY, (Am) STRANGER TO BLUE (C) WATER

DARK AND DUSTY, (Am) PAINTED ON THE SKY

(G) MISTY TASTE OF MOONSHINE, (F) TEARDROP IN MY (C) EYE (CHORUS)

 

(Am) I HEAR HER (G) VOICE, IN THE (C) MORNING HOURS SHE CALLS TO ME

(F) THE RADIO REMINDS ME OF MY (G) HOME FAR AWAY

AND (Am) DRIVING DOWN THE (G) ROAD I GET A (C) FEELING

THAT I (G) SHOULD HAVE BEEN HOME YESTERDAY, YESTER(G7)DAY (CHORUS)


CRYING

ROY ORBISON AND JOE MELSON, C

 

I WAS AL(C)RIGHT FOR A WHILE

I COULD SMILE FOR A WHILE

BUT I SAW YOU LAST NIGHT, YOU HELD MY (C+) HAND SO TIGHT

AS YOU (F) STOPPED TO SAY "HEL(Fm)LO"

(G9) OH, YOU (C) WISHED ME WELL, YOU (G7) COULDN'T TELL

THAT I'D BEEN (C) CRYING (Em) OVER YOU

(C) CRYING (Em) OVER YOU

WHEN (F) YOU SAID "SO (G7) LONG"

LEFT ME (F) STANDING ALL A(G7)LONE

ALONE AND (C) CRYING, (C+) CRYING, (F) CRYING, (Fm) CRYING

IT'S HARD TO (C) UNDERSTAND, BUT THE (G7) TOUCH OF YOUR HAND

CAN START ME (C) CRYING

 

I THOUGHT THAT I WAS OVER YOU

BUT IT'S TRUE, SO TRUE

I LOVE YOU EVEN MORE THAN I DID BEFORE

BUT DARLING, WHAT CAN I DO?

FOR YOU DON'T LOVE ME AND I'LL ALWAYS BE

CRYING OVER YOU, CRYING OVER YOU

YES, NOW YOU'RE GONE AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON

I'LL BE CRYING, CRYING, CRYING, CRYING

YEAH, CRYING, CRYING OVER YOU


DADDY SANG BASS

JOHNNY CASH, JUNE CARTER CASH

CARL PERKINS

 

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A LAD

TIMES WERE HARD AND THINGS WERE BAD

BUT THERE'S A SILVER LINING BEHIND EVERY CLOUD

JUST POOR PEOPLE, THAT'S ALL WE WERE

TRYIN' TO MAKE A LIVIN' OUT OF BLACK LAND DIRT

WE'D GET TOGETHER IN A FAMILY CIRCLE SINGING LOUD

 

(CHORUS) DADDY SANG BASS, MAMA SANG TENOR

ME AND LITTLE BROTHER WOULD JOIN RIGHT IN THERE

SINGIN' SEEMS TO HELP A TROUBLED SOUL

ONE OF THESE DAYS, AND IT WON'T BE LONG

I'LL REJOIN THEM IN A SONG

I'M GONNA JOIN THE FAMILY CIRCLE AT THE THRONE

NO, THE CIRCLE WON'T BE BROKEN, BYE AND BYE, LORD, BYE AND BYE

DADDY SANG BASS, MAMA SANG TENOR

ME AND LITTLE BROTHER WOULD JOIN RIGHT IN THERE

IN THE SKY, LORD, IN THE SKY

 

I REMEMBER AFTER WORK

MAMA WOULD CALL IN ALL OF US

YOU COULD HEAR US SINGIN' FOR A COUNTRY MILE

NOW, LITTLE BROTHER HAS DONE GONE ON

BUT I'LL REJOIN HIM IN A SONG

WE'LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN UP YONDER IN A LITTLE WHILE (CHORUS)


DAY OH

BANANA BOAT LOADERS' SONG

JAMAICAN WORK SONG, G

 

(G) DAY OH, DAY OH, DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME

 

COME, MISTER TALLYMAN, COME (D7) TALLY ME BANANA

(G) DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME

 

(G) SIX-HAND, SEVEN-HAND, EIGHT-HAND BUNCH!

(G) SIX-HAND, SEVEN-HAND, EIGHT-HAND BUNCH!

DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME

DAY OH DAY OH DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME

 

WE LOAD BANANAS TILL THE EARLY LIGHT

SLEEP ALL DAY AND WORK ALL NIGHT

DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME

DAY OH DAY OH DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME

 

SOME MEN WORK SOME MEN MAKE LOVE

WE LOAD BANANAS WHILE THE MOON ABOVE

DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME

DAY OH DAY OH DAY DA LIGHT AN' ME (D7) WAN' GO (G) HOME


DAY-O (THE BANANA BOAT SONG)

IRVING BURGIE AND WILLIAM ATTAWAY, D

 

(NC) DAY-O, DAY-O, DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY-O

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

 

(D) WORK ALL NIGHT ON A DRINK OF RUM

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME

STACK BANANA TILL DE MORNING COME

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME

 

(D) COME, MISTER TALLYMAN, (A7) TALLY ME BANANA

(D) DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME

(D) COME, MISTER TALLYMAN, (A7) TALLY ME BANANA

(D) DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME

LIFT (D) SIX-HAND, SEVEN-HAND, EIGHT-HAND BUNCH

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME

SIX-HAND, SEVEN-HAND, EIGHT-HAND BUNCH

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

 

DAY, ME SAY DAY-O, DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME

DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

 

A BEAUTIFUL BUNCH OF RIPE BANANA

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

HIDE THE DEADLY BLACK TARANTULA

DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

 

DAY, ME SAY DAY-O, DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAYLIGHT COME AND ME WAN' GO HOME

 

(NC) DAY-O, DAY-O, (D) DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME

(NC) DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY, ME SAY DAY-O (D) DAYLIGHT COME AND ME (A7) WAN' GO (D) HOME


DELILAH

TOM JONES

LES REED, BARRY MASON

 

(Em) I SAW THE LIGHT ON THE NIGHT THAT I PASSED BY HER (B7) WINDOW

(Em) I SAW THE FLICKERING SHADOW OF LOVE ON HER (B7) BLIND

(E) SHE (E7) WAS MY (Am) WOMAN

(Em) AS SHE DECEIVED ME I (B7) WATCHED AND WENT OUT OF MY (Em) MIND

 

(G) MY MY MY DE(D7)LILAH

WHY WHY WHY DE(G)LILAH

I COULD (G7) SEE, THAT (C) GIRL WAS NO GOOD FOR (Am) ME

(G) BUT I WAS LOST LIKE A (D7) SLAVE THAT NO MAN COULD (G) FREE

 

AT BREAK OF DAY WHEN THAT MAN DROVE AWAY I WAS WAITING

I CROSSED THE STREET TO HER HOUSE AND SHE OPENED THE DOOR

SHE STOOD THERE LAUGHING

I FELT THE KNIFE IN MY HAND AND SHE LAUGHED NO MORE

 

MY MY MY DELILAH

WHY WHY WHY DELILAH

SO BEFORE THEY COME TO BREAK DOWN THE DOOR

FORGIVE ME DELILAH I JUST COULDN'T TAKE ANYMORE

 

FOR(Em)GIVE ME DELILAH I (B7) JUST COULDN'T TAKE ANY(Em)MORE


DETROIT CITY

BOBBY BARE, C

DANNY DILL, MEL TILLIS

 

LAST (C) NIGHT I WENT TO (G7) SLEEP IN DETROIT (C) CITY

AND I (G7) DREAMED ABOUT THE COTTON FIELDS AND (C) HOME

I (F) DREAMED ABOUT MY MOTHER

DEAR OLD (C) PAPA, SISTER AND BROTHER

AND I (D7) DREAMED ABOUT THE GIRL

WHO'S BEEN (G7) WAITING FOR SO LONG

I WANNA GO (C) HOME (C7)

I WANNA GO (F) HOME

(C) OH, HOW I (G7) WANNA GO (C) HOME

 

HOME FOLKS THINK I'M BIG IN DETROIT CITY

FROM THE LETTERS THAT I WRITE THEY THINK I'M FINE

BUT BY DAY I MAKE THE CARS

BY NIGHT I MAKE THE BARS

IF ONLY THEY COULD READ BETWEEN THE LINES

I WANNA GO HOME

I WANNA GO HOME

OH, HOW I WANNA GO HOME

 

(RECITATION) 'CAUSE YOU KNOW I RODE A FREIGHT TRAIN

NORTH TO DETROIT CITY

AND AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I FIND I'VE JUST BEEN WASTING MY TIME

SO I JUST THINK I'LL TAKE MY FOOLISH PRIDE

AND PUT IT ON THE SOUTHBOUND FREIGHT AND RIDE

AND GO BACK TO THE LOVED ONES

THE ONES THAT I LEFT WAITING SO FAR BEHIND

(SING) I WANNA GO HOME, I WANNA GO HOME, OH, HOW I WANNA GO HOME


DIXIE

DANIEL DECATUR EMMETT

 

I (A) WISH I WAS IN THE LAND OF COTTON

(D) OLD TIMES THERE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

LOOK A(A)WAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK A(E)WAY DIXIE(A)LAND!

IN DIXIELAND WHERE I WAS BORN IN

(D) EARLY ON ONE FROSTY MORNIN'

LOOK A(A)WAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK A(E)WAY DIXIE(A)LAND!

 

(CHORUS) I WISH I WAS IN (D) DIXIE, HOO(B7)RAY! HOO(E)RAY!

IN (A) DIXIELAND I'LL (D) TAKE MY STAND

TO (A) LIVE AND DIE IN (E7) DIXIE

A(A)WAY, A(E7)WAY, A(A)WAY DOWN SOUTH IN (E7) DIX(A)IE

AWAY, A(E7)WAY, A(A)WAY DOWN SOUTH IN (E7) DIX(A)IE

 

OLD MISSUS MARRY WILL THE WEAVER

WILLIAM WAS A GAY DECEIVER

LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY DIXIELAND!

BUT WHEN HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND HER

HE SMILED AS FIERCE AS A FORTY-POUNDER

LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY DIXIELAND! (CHORUS)

 

HIS FACE WAS SHARP AS A BUTCHER'S CLEAVER

BUT THAT DID NOT SEEM TO GRIEVE HER

LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY DIXIELAND!

OLD MISSUS ACTED THE FOOLISH PART AND

DIED FOR A MAN THAT BROKE HER HEART

LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY DIXIELAND! (CHORUS)

 

NOW HERE'S A HEALTH TO THE NEXT OLD MISSUS

AND ALL THE GIRLS THAT WANT TO KISS US

LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY DIXIELAND!

BUT IF YOU WANT TO DRIVE AWAY THE SORROW

COME AND HEAR THIS SONG TOMORROW

LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY DIXIELAND! (CHORUS)


DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY

IRVING BERLIN (FROM “ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”)

 

(C) FOLKS ARE DUMB WHERE (Dm7) I COME FROM

THEY (C) AIN'T HAD (Ebdim) ANY (Dm7) LEARNIN' (G7)

(C) STILL THEY'RE HAPPY (Dm7) AS CAN BE

(G7) DOIN' WHAT COMES (C) NATUR'LLY

((G7) DOIN' WHAT COMES (C) NATUR'LLY)

 

FOLKS LIKE US COULD (Dm7) NEVER FUSS

WITH (C) SCHOOLS AND (Ebdim) BOOKS AND (Dm7) LEARNIN' (G7)

(C) STILL WE'VE GONE FROM (Dm7) A TO Z

(G7) DOIN' WHAT COMES (C) NATUR'LLY

((G7) DOIN' WHAT COMES (C) NATUR'LLY)

 

YOU (G7) DON'T HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO (C) READ OR (A7) WRITE

YOU'RE (Dm7) OUT WITH A (G7) FELLER IN THE (C) PALE MOONLIGHT

YOU (G7) DON'T HAVE TO LOOK IN A (C) BOOK TO (A7) FIND

WHAT HE (Dm7) THINKS OF THE (G7) MOON AND WHAT IS (C) ON HIS MIND (Dm7)

THAT (G7) COMES (C) NATUR'LLY ((Dm7) THAT (G7) COMES (C) NATUR'LLY)

 

MY (E) UNCLE (F#m7) OUT (B7) IN (E) TEXAS

CAN'T (E) EVEN (F#m7) WRITE (B7) HIS (E) NAME

HE (E) SIGNS HIS (F#m7) CHECKS (B7) WITH (E) X'S

(Cm6) BUT THEY (D7) CASH THEM JUST THE (G7) SAME

(C) IF YOU SAW MY (Dm7) PAW AND MAW

YOU'D (C)KNOW THEY'D (Ebdim) HAD NO (Dm7) LEARNIN' (G7)

(C) STILL THEY RAISED A (Dm7) FAMILY

(G7) DOIN' WHAT COMES (C) NATUR'LLY

((G7) DOIN' WHAT COMES (C) NATUR'LLY)

 

COUSIN JACK INSURED HIS SHACK AND NOW HE PLAYS WITH MATCHES

HE'LL COLLECT JUST WAIT AND SEE, DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY

(DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY)

SISTER SAL, WHO'S MUSICAL, HAS NEVER HAD A LESSON

STILL SHE'S LEARNED TO SING OFF KEY, DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY

(DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY)

 

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO A PRIVATE SCHOOL

NOT TO TURN UP YOUR BUSTLE TO A STUBBORN MULE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A PROFESSOR'S DOME

NOT TO GO FOR THE HONEY WHEN THE BEE'S NOT AT HOME

THAT COMES NATUR'LLY, (THAT COMES NATUR'LLY)

 

MY TINY BABY BROTHER WHO'S EVER READ A BOOK

KNOWS ONE SEX FROM THE OTHER, ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS LOOK

GRANPAW BILL LIVES ON THE HILL WITH SOMEONE HE JUST MARRIED

THERE HE IS AT NINETY THREE DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY

(DOIN' WHAT COMES NATUR'LLY)


DOMINIQUE

SOEUR SOURIRE

ENGLISH LYRICS AND ARRANGEMENT BY NOEL REGNEY

FROM THE SINGING NUN, G

 

DOMI(G)NIQUE, NIQUE, NIQUE, OVER THE (C) LAND HE PLODS ALONG

AND (G) SINGS A LITTLE (D7) SONG

NEVER (G) ASKING FOR REWARD, HE JUST (C) TALKS ABOUT THE LORD

HE JUST (G) TALKS A(D)BOUT THE (G) LORD

AT A (C) TIME WHEN JOHNNY (G) LACKLAND OVER (D7) ENGLAND WAS THE (G) KING

DOMI(A7)NIQUE WAS IN THE BACKLAND FIGHTING SIN LIKE ANY(D)THING

 

DOMINIQUE, NIQUE, NIQUE, OVER THE LAND HE PLODS ALONG

AND SINGS A LITTLE SONG

NEVER ASKING FOR REWARD, HE JUST TALKS ABOUT THE LORD

HE JUST TALKS ABOUT THE LORD


DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

WORDS BY TIM RICE, MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBER

FROM EVITA

 

IT WON'T BE EASY, YOU'LL THINK IT STRANGE

WHEN I TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW I FEEL

THAT I STILL NEED YOUR LOVE AFTER ALL THAT I'VE DONE

YOU WON'T BELIEVE ME

ALL YOU WILL SEE IS A GIRL YOU ONCE KNEW

ALTHOUGH SHE'S DRESSED UP TO THE NINES

AT SIXES AND SEVENS WITH YOU

 

I HAD TO LET IT HAPPEN, I HAD TO CHANGE

I COULDN'T STAY ALL MY LIFE DOWN AT HEEL

LOOKING OUT OF THE WINDOW, STAYING OUT OF THE SUN

SO I CHOSE FREEDOM

RUNNING AROUND TRYING EVERYTHING NEW

BUT NOTHING IMPRESSED ME AT ALL

I NEVER EXPECTED IT TO

 

DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

THE TRUTH IS I NEVER LEFT YOU

ALL THROUGH MY WILD DAYS, MY MAD EXISTENCE

I KEPT MY PROMISE, DON'T KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

 

AND AS FOR FORTUNE AND AS FOR FAME

I NEVER INVITED THEM IN

THOUGH IT SEEMED TO THE WORLD THEY WERE ALL I DESIRED

THEY ARE ILLUSIONS, THEY'RE NOT THE SOLUTIONS

THEY PROMISED TO BE, THE ANSWER WAS HERE ALL THE TIME

I LOVE YOU AND I HOPE YOU LOVE ME

 

DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

MM M M M M

 

DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

THE TRUTH IS I NEVER LEFT YOU

ALL THROUGH MY WILD DAYS, MY MAD EXISTENCE

I KEPT MY PROMISE, DON'T KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

 

HAVE I SAID TOO MUCH?

THERE'S NOTHING MORE I CAN THINK OF TO SAY TO YOU

BUT ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT ME TO KNOW THAT EVERY WORD IS TRUE


DON'T LET GO

ROY HAMILTON (A ONE-CHORD SONG)

 

HEAR THAT WHISTLE, IT'S TEN O'CLOCK

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

COME ON BABY, IT'S TIME TO ROCK

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

I'M SO HAPPY I GOT YOU HERE

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

KEEPS ME GRINNIN' FROM EAR TO EAR

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

 

(CHORUS) OOOOOH-WEEEE, THIS FEELIN'S KILLIN' ME

AAAAAAH-SHUCKS, WELL,

I WOULDN'T STOP IT FOR A MILLION BUCKS

I LOVE YOU SO,

JUST HOLD ME TIGHT AND DON'T LET GO

 

THUNDER, LIGHTNIN', WIND AND RAIN

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

LOVE IS HUMMIN' INSIDE MY BRAIN

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

I'M SO EAGER I'M NEARLY DYIN'

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

YOU BEEN KEEPIN' YOUR LIPS FROM MINE

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO) (CHORUS)

 

HOUND DOG BARKIN' UPSIDE THE HILL

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

LOVE IS DRAGGIN' HIM THROUGH THE MILL

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

IF IT WASN'T FOR HAVIN' YOU

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

I'D BE BARKIN' AND HOLLERIN' TOO

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO) (CHORUS)

 

ONE DAY BABY, YOU'LL COOK ME YET

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

I'LL BE HOLLERIN', AND SOAKIN' WET

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

ONE THING BABY, I'LL NEVER STAND

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO)

YOUR LIPS KISSIN' SOME OTHER MAN

(DON'T LET GO, DON'T LET GO) (CHORUS)

 

JUST HOLD ME TIGHT

JUST HOLD ME TIGHT

JUST HOLD ME TIGHT (FADE)


DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES

GALE STORM, GISELLE MACKENZIE, G

SLIM WILLET

 

DON'T LET THE (G) STARS GET IN YOUR EYES

DON'T LET THE MOON BREAK YOUR (D) HEART

LOVE BLOOMS AT NIGHT IN DAYLIGHT IT DIES

DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR (G) EYES

OH, KEEP YOUR HEART FOR ME FOR SOMEDAY I'LL RETURN

AND YOU KNOW YOU'RE THE ONLY (D) ONE I'LL EVER (G) LOVE

 

TOO MANY NIGHTS, TOO MANY STARS

TOO MANY MOONS COULD CHANGE YOUR (D) MIND

IF I'M GONE TOO LONG, DON'T FORGET WHERE YOU BELONG

WHEN THE STARS COME OUT, REMEMBER YOU ARE (G) MINE

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

 

TOO MANY MILES, TOO MANY DAYS, TOO MANY NIGHTS TO BE ALONE

OH, PLEASE, KEEP YOUR HEART WHILE WE'RE APART

DON'T LINGER IN THE MOONLIGHT WHILE I'M GONE

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)


DON'T WORRY

MARTY ROBBINS, C

 

DON'T WORRY 'BOUT (C) ME, IT'S ALL OVER (F) NOW

THOUGH I MAY BE (C) BLUE, I'LL MANAGE SOME(G7) HOW

LOVE CAN'T BE EX(C)PLAINED, IT (C7)CAN'T BE CON(F)TROLLED

ONE DAY IT'S (C) WARM, (G7) NEXT DAY IT'S (C) COLD

DON'T PITY (F) ME, 'CAUSE I'M FEELING (C) BLUE

DON'T BE A(G7)SHAMED, IT MIGHT HAPPEN TO (C) YOU

OH, OH, OH, (F) OH, OH LOVE, KISS ME ONE (C) TIME

THEN GO, LOVE, I'LL UNDER(G7)STAND

DON'T WORRY 'BOUT (C) ME

 

SWEET, SWEET, SWEET (C) LOVE, I WANT YOU TO (F) BE

AS HAPPY AS (C) I, WHEN YOU LOVED (G7) ME

I'LL NEVER FOR(C) GET, YOUR (C7) SWEET MEMO(F)RY

IT'S ALL OVER (C) NOW, DON'T (G7) WORRY 'BOUT (C) ME

WHEN ONE HEART (F) TELLS ONE HEART GOOD(C)BYE

ONE HEART IS (G7) FREE, ONE HEART WILL (C) CRY

OH, OH, OH, (F) OH, OH SWEET, SWEET BABY (C) SWEET

BABY SWEET, IT'S AL(G7)RIGHT

DON'T WORRY 'BOUT (C) ME  


DOWN YONDER

L WOLFE GILBERT

 

(Eb) RAILROAD TRAIN, (F7) RAILROAD TRAIN, (Bb7) HURRY SOME (Eb) MORE

(F7) PUT A LITTLE STEAM ON JUST LIKE (Bb7) NEVER BE(Eb)FORE

HUSTLE ON, (F7) BUSTLE ON, (Bb7) I'VE GOT THE (Eb) BLUES

(F7) YEARNING FOR MY SWANEE (Bb7) SHORE

(Fm) BROTHER IF YOU ONLY KNEW

(F7) YOU'D WANT TO HURRY UP (Bb7) TOO

 

(CHORUS) (Eb) DOWN (Bb7) YONDER SOMEONE (Eb) BECKONS TO (Eb7) ME

(Ab) DOWN (Eb7) YONDER SOMEONE (Ab) RECKONS ON ME

I (Eb) SEEM TO SEE A (Bb7) RACE IN (Eb) MEMO(Bb7)RY

(Eb) BETWEEN THE NATCHEZ (Bb7) AND THE (Eb) ROBERT E LEE

(F7) SWANEE SHORE, I MISS YOU MORE AND MORE

EVERY (Bb7) DAY, MY MAMMY LAND, YOU'RE SIMPLY GRAND

 

(Eb) DOWN (Bb7) YONDER WHEN THE (Eb) FOLKS GET THE (Eb7) NEWS

(Ab) DON'T (Bb7) WONDER AT THE (Ab) HULLABALOOS

THERE'S (Eb) DADDY AND MAMMY, THERE'S EPHRAIM AND SAMMY

(F7) WAITIN' DOWN (Bb7) YONDER FOR (Eb) ME

 

SUMMER NIGHT, FIELDS OF WHITE, BRIGHT COTTON MOON

MY BUT I FEEL GLAD, I'M GONNA SEE YOU ALL SOON

'LASSES CAKES, MAMMY BAKES, I TASTE THEM NOW

I CAN HEAR THE DARKIES CROON

I'LL SEE MY SWEETIE ONCE MORE

THERE'S LOTS OF KISSING IN STORE (CHORUS)


DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM)

ROY ORBISON, D

CINDY WALKER

 

(A7) DREAM BABY GOT ME DREAMIN' SWEET DREAMS

THE WHOLE DAY THROUGH

DREAM BABY GOT ME DREAMIN' SWEET DREAMS

NIGHT TIME TOO

(D7) I LOVE YOU AND I'M DREAMIN' OF YOU

THAT WON'T DO

(A7) DREAM BABY, MAKE ME STOP MY DREAMIN'

YOU CAN MAKE MY DREAMS COME (D) TRUE

 

(A7) SWEET DREAM BABY

SWEET DREAM BABY

(D7) SWEET DREAM BABY

(A7) HOW LONG MUST I (D) DREAM

 

(REPEAT)


DREAM LOVER

 

EVERY NIGHT I HOPE AND PRAY A DREAM LOVER WILL COME MY WAY

A GIRL TO HOLD IN MY ARMS AND KNOW THE MAGIC OF HER CHARMS

 

(CHORUS) 'CAUSE I WANT (YEAH-YEAH YEAH)

A GIRL (YEAH-YEAH YEAH)

TO CALL (YEAH-YEAH YEAH)

MY OWN (YEAH-YEAH)

I WANT A DREAM LOVER SO I DON'T HAVE TO DREAM ALONE

 

DREAM LOVER, WHERE ARE YOU WITH A LOVE, OH, SO TRUE?

AND I HAND THAT CAN HOLD, TO FEEL YOU NEAR AS I GROW OLD? (CHORUS)

 

SOMEDAY, I DON'T KNOW HOW, I HOPE SHE'LL HEAR MY PLEA

SOME WAY, I DON'T KNOW HOW, SHE'LL BRING HER LOVE TO ME

 

DREAM LOVER, UNTIL THEN, I'LL GO TO SLEEP AND DREAM AGAIN

THAT'S THE ONLY THING TO DO, TILL ALL MY LOVER'S DREAMS COME TRUE (CHORUS)

 

DREAM LOVER, UNTIL THEN, I'LL GO TO SLEEP AND DREAM AGAIN

THAT'S THE ONLY THING TO DO, TILL ALL MY LOVER'S DREAMS COME TRUE (CHORUS)

 

PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME DREAM ALONE

I BEG YOU DON'T MAKE ME DREAM ALONE

(FADE) NO, I DON'T WANNA DREAM ALONE


DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES

WORDS BY BEN JONSON, MUSIC BASED ON AN ENGLISH FOLKSONG, D

 

(D) DRINK TO ME (A7) ONLY(D) WITH THINE (Em)EYES

AND (D) I WILL (A7) PLEDGE WITH (D) MINE

OR LEAVE A (A7) KISS WITH(D)IN THE (Em) CUP

AND (D) I'LL NOT (A7) ASK FOR (D) WINE

THE THIRST THAT FROM THE SOUL DOTH RISE

DOTH (G) ASK A (D) DRINK DI(A7)VINE

(D) BUT MIGHT I (A7) OF JOVE'S (D) NECTAR (Em) SIP

(D) I WOULD (A7) NOT ASK FOR (D) WINE

 

I SENT THEE LATE A ROSY WREATH

NOT SO MUCH HON'RING THEE

AS GIVING IT A HOPE THAT THERE

IT COULD NOT WITHERED BE

BUT THOU THEREON DIDST ONLY BREATHE

AND SENT IT BACK TO ME

SINCE WHEN IT GROWS AND SMELLS, I SWEAR

NOT OF ITSELF, BUT THEE


DROP KICK ME, JESUS

BOBBY BARE

PAUL CRAFT

 

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

END OVER END, NEITHER LEFT NOR THE RIGHT

STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THOSE RIGHTEOUS UPRIGHTS

DROP KICK ME, JESUS, THROUGH THE GOALPOSTS OF LIFE

 

MAKE ME, OH, MAKE ME, LORD, MORE THAN I AM

MAKE ME A PIECE IN YOUR MASTER GAME PLAN

FREE FROM THE EARTHLY TEMPESTION BELOW

I’VE GOT THE WILL, LORD, IF YOU’VE GOT THE TOE (CHORUS)

 

BRING ON THE BROTHERS WHO’VE GONE ON BEFORE

AND ALL OF THE SISTERS WHO’VE KNOCKED AT YOUR DOOR

AND ALL THE DEPARTED DEAR LOVED ONES OF MINE

AND STICK ‘EM UP FRONT IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE (CHORUS)

 

(CHORUS)(CHORUS)(FADE)


DRY BONES

JIMMIE RODGERS

ARRANGED AND ADAPTED BY H GELLER

 

WELL NOW EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

WELL NOW EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

NOW THE TOE BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE HEEL BONE,

THE HEEL BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE FOOT BONE,

…ANKLE, LEG, KNEE, THIGH, HIP, BACK, SHOULDER, NECK…

THE NECK BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE HEAD BONE

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

OH, WELL, THEM BONES GONNA WALK AROUND

OH, YES, THEM BONES GONNA WALK AROUND

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

NOW THE HEAD BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE NECK BONE,

THE NECK BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE SHOULDER BONE,

…BACK, HIP, THIGH, KNEE, LEG, ANKLE, FOOT, HEEL,…

THE HEEL BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE TOE BONE

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

(REPEAT MIDDLE TWO VERSES)


EL PASO

MARTY ROBBINS

 

OUT IN THE WEST TEXAS TOWN OF EL PASO

I FELL IN LOVE WITH A MEXICAN GIRL

NIGHTTIME WOULD FIND ME IN ROSA'S CANTINA

MUSIC WOULD PLAY AND FELINA WOULD WHIRL

   

BLACKER THAN NIGHT WERE THE EYES OF FELINA

WICKED AND EVIL WHILE CASTING A SPELL

MY LOVE WAS STRONG FOR THIS MEXICAN MAIDEN

I WAS IN LOVE, BUT IN VAIN I COULD TELL

 

(CHORUS 1) ONE NIGHT A WILD YOUNG COWBOY CAME IN

WILD AS THE WEST TEXAS WIND

DASHING AND DARING, A DRINK HE WAS SHARING

WITH WICKED FELINA, THE GIRL THAT I LOVED

SO IN ANGER

 

I CHALLENGED HIS RIGHT FOR THE LOVE OF THIS MAIDEN

DOWN WENT HIS HAND FOR THE GUN THAT HE WORE

MY CHALLENGE WAS ANSWERED, IN LESS THAN A HEARTBEAT

THE HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGER LAY DEAD ON THE FLOOR

  

JUST FOR A MOMENT I STOOD THERE IN SILENCE

SHOCKED BY THE FOUL EVIL DEED I HAD DONE

MANY THOUGHTS RAN THROUGH MY MIND AS I STOOD THERE

I HAD BUT ONE CHANCE AND THAT WAS TO RUN

 

(CHORUS 2) OUT THROUGH THE BACK DOOR OF ROSA'S I RAN

OUT WHERE THE HORSES WERE TIED

I CAUGHT A GOOD ONE; HE LOOKED LIKE HE COULD RUN

UP ON HIS BACK AND AWAY I DID RIDE

JUST AS FAST AS

 

I COULD FROM THE WEST TEXAS TOWN OF EL PASO

OUT THRU THE BADLANDS OF NEW MEXICO

BACK IN EL PASO MY LIFE WOULD BE WORTHLESS

EVERYTHING'S GONE IN LIFE NOTHING IS LEFT

  

BUT IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE I'VE SEEN THE YOUNG MAIDEN

MY LOVE IS STRONGER THAT MY FEAR OF DEATH

(NOTHING'S MISSING. IT REALLY IS ONLY HALF A VERSE)  

  

(CHORUS 3) I SADDLED UP AND AWAY I DID GO

RIDING ALONE IN THE DARK

MAYBE TOMORROW A BULLET MAY FIND ME

TONIGHT NOTHING'S WORSE THAN THIS PAIN IN MY HEART

AND AT LAST HERE

 

I AM ON THE HILL OVERLOOKING EL PASO

I CAN SEE ROSA'S CANTINA BELOW

MY LOVE IS STRONG AND IT PUSHES ME ONWARD

DOWN OFF THE HILL TO FELINA I GO

  

OFF TO MY RIGHT I SEE FIVE MOUNTED COWBOYS

OFF TO MY LEFT RIDE A DOZEN OR MORE

SHOUTING AND SHOOTING; I CAN'T LET THEM CATCH ME

I'VE GOT TO MAKE IT TO ROSA'S BACK DOOR

 

(CHORUS 4) SOMETHING IS DREADFULLY WRONG FOR I FEEL

A DEEP BURNING PAIN IN MY SIDE

IT'S GETTING HARDER TO STAY IN THE SADDLE

I'M GETTING WEARY, UNABLE TO RIDE

BUT MY LOVE FOR

 

FELINA IS STRONG AND I RISE WHERE I'VE FALLEN

THOUGH I AM WEARY, I CAN'T STOP TO REST

I SEE THE WHITE PUFF OF SMOKE FROM THE RIFLE

I FEEL THE BULLET GO DEEP IN MY CHEST

  

FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, FELINA HAS FOUND ME

KISSING MY CHEEK AS SHE KNEELS BY MY SIDE

CRADLED BY TWO LOVING ARMS THAT I'LL DIE FOR

ONE LITTLE KISS AND FELINA GOODBYE


EL PASO CITY

MARTY ROBBINS

 

FROM THIRTY THOUSAND FEET ABOVE THE DESERT FLOOR I SEE IT THERE BELOW

A CITY WITH A LEGEND, THE WEST TEXAS CITY OF EL PASO

WHERE LONG AGO I HEARD A SONG ABOUT A TEXAS COWBOY AND A GIRL

AND A LITTLE PLACE CALLED ROSA'S WHERE HE USED TO GO AND WATCH THIS BEAUTY WHIRL

 

I DON'T RECALL WHO SANG THE SONG BUT I RECALL A STORY THAT I HEARD

AND AS I LOOK DOWN ON THIS CITY I REMEMBER EACH AND EVERY WORD

THE SINGER SANG ABOUT A JEALOUS COWBOY AND THE WAY HE USED A GUN

TO KILL ANOTHER COWBOY, THEN HE HAD TO LEAVE EL PASO ON THE RUN

 

EL PASO CITY, BY THE RIO GRANDE

THE COWBOY LIVED AND RODE AWAY BUT LOVE WAS STRONG HE COULDN'T STAY

HE RODE BACK JUST TO DIE IN THAT EL PASO SAND

EL PASO CITY, BY THE RIO GRANDE

I TRY NOT TO LET YOU CROSS MY MIND BUT STILL I FIND

THERE'S SUCH A MYSTERY IN THE SONG THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND

 

MY MIND IS DOWN THERE SOMEWHERE AS I FLY ABOVE THE BADLANDS OF NEW MEXICO

I CAN'T EXPLAIN WHY I SHOULD KNOW THE VERY TRAIL HE RODE BACK TO EL PASO

CAN IT BE THAT MAN CAN DISAPPEAR FROM LIFE AND LIVE ANOTHER TIME

AND DOES THE MYSTERY DEEPEN 'CAUSE YOU THINK THAT YOU YOURSELF LIVED IN THAT OTHER TIME

 

SOMEWHERE IN MY DEEPEST THOUGHTS FAMILIAR SCENES AND MEMORIES UNFOLD

THESE WILD AND UNEXPLAINED EMOTIONS THAT I'VE HAD SO LONG, BUT I HAVE NEVER TOLD

LIKE EVERYTIME I FLY UP THROUGH THE HEAVENS AND I SEE YOU THERE BELOW

I GET THE FEELING SOMETIME IN ANOTHER WORLD I LIVED IN EL PASO

 

EL PASO CITY, BY THE RIO GRANDE

COULD IT BE THAT I COULD BE THE COWBOY IN THE MYSTERY

THAT DIED THERE IN THAT DESERT SAND SO LONG AGO

EL PASO CITY, BY THE RIO GRANDE

A VOICE TELLS ME TO GO AND SEEK, ANOTHER VOICE KEEPS TELLING ME

MAYBE DEATH AWAITS ME IN EL PASO

 

EL PASO CITY


EMPTY ARMS

TERESA BREWER, SONNY JAMES

IVORY JOE HUNTER

 

MM-MM-MM

MM-MM-MM

 

EMPTY ARMS THAT LONG FOR YOU

AND THEY WAIT, THEY WAIT JUST FOR YOU

AND THESE ARMS WILL STAY THIS WAY

TILL YOU RETURN TO THEM SOME DAY

 

EACH LONELY NIGHT I'LL GO TO BED

I HUG THE PILLOW WHERE YOU USED TO LAY YOUR HEAD

 

EMPTY ARMS, BUT NOT FOR LONG

'CAUSE   MY   MAN, HE IS COMIN' HOME

AND WHEN HE, WHEN HE WALKS THROUGH THAT DOOR

THESE EMPTY ARMS I'LL HAVE NO MORE

 

YEAH, THESE EMPTY ARMS I'LL HAVE NO MORE


ENCHANTED

ARTISTS: THE PLATTERS (PEAK BILLBOARD POSITION # 12 IN 1959)

WORDS AND MUSIC BY BUCK RAM

 

LIVING IS A DREAM WHEN YOU MAKE IT SEEM ENCHANTED

LOVERS TAKE FOR GRANTED ALL THE WORLD'S AGLOW, THEY OUGHT TO KNOW

WHEN YOU TOUCH A STAR THEN YOU REALLY ARE ENCHANTED

FIND A SEED AND PLANT IT, LOVE WILL MAKE IT GROW

 

IT'S REALLY GRAND WHEN YOU STAND HAND IN HAND WITH YOUR LOVER

AND THRILL TO THE WONDERS OF NIGHT

AND DAYS, TOO, WILL AMAZE YOU AND SOON YOU'LL DISCOVER

YOUR DREAMS RUN TO DREAMS IN CONTINUOUS FLIGHT

 

LOVE IS ECSTASY, IT'S DIVINE TO BE ENCHANTED

WHEN YOUR DREAMS ARE SLANTED THROUGH A LOVER'S EYES

 

(REPEAT TWO PREVIOUS VERSES)


EVANGELINA

HOYT AXTON, G

HOYT AXTON AND KENNETH HIGGINBOTHAM

 

(G) AND I DREAM IN THE (C) MORNING, (D) THAT SHE BRINGS ME (G) WATER

AND I DREAM IN THE (A7) EVENING, THAT SHE BRINGS ME (D) WINE

JUST A POOR MAN'S (G) DAUGHTER, FROM (C) PUERTO PE(G)NASCO

EVANGE(D)LINA, IN OLD MEXI(G)CO

 

THERE'S A GREAT HOT (C) DESERT, (D) SOUTH OF MEXI(G)CALI

AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE (A7) WATER, BOY YOU'D BETTER NOT (D) GO

TEQUILA WON'T (G) GET YOU, A(C)CROSS THAT (G) DESERT

TO EVANGE(D)LINA, IN OLD MEXI(G)CO

 

(CHORUS) AND THE (F) FIRE I FEEL FOR THE (C) WOMAN I LOVE

IS DRIVIN' ME IN(G)SANE

KNOWIN' SHE'S (D) WAITIN', AND I CAN'T (G) GET THERE

AND (F) GOD ONLY KNOWS THAT I (C) WRACKED MY BRAIN

TO TRY AND FIND A (G) WAY

TO REACH THAT (D) WOMAN, IN OLD MEXI(G)CO

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

AND I MET A KIND MAN, HE GUARDED THE BORDER

HE SAID, "YOU DON'T NEED PAPERS, I'LL LET YOU GO

I CAN TELL THAT YOU (C) LOVE HER, BY THE LOOK IN YOUR EYES, NOW

SHE'S THE ROSE OF THE DESERT, IN OLD MEXICO" (CHORUS)

 

AND I DREAM IN THE MORNING, THAT SHE BRINGS ME WATER

AND I DREAM IN THE EVENING, THAT SHE BRINGS ME WINE

JUST A POOR MAN'S DAUGHTER, FROM PUERTO PENASCO

SOUTH OF THE BORDER, IN OLD MEXICO

EVANGELINA, I MISS YOU SO, I MISS YOU SO


EVERYBODY'S HAD THE BLUES

MERLE HAGGARD

MERLE HAGGARD

 

EVERYBODY SINGS THE BLUES, SOMETIME

AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THE TUNE

AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THE WAY I'M FEELIN'

'CAUSE EVERYBODY'S HAD THE BLUES

 

A LONELY SONG, SOMEONE IS GONE

A STORY OLD AS TIME

LOVE, HATE, WANT AND WAIT

'TIL MIS'RY FILLS YOUR MIND

 

BUT EVERYBODY KNOWS THE WAY I'M FEELIN'

'CAUSE EVERYBODY'S HAD THE BLUES

 

A LONELY SONG, SOMEONE IS GONE

THE STORY'S OLD AS TIME

LOVE, HATE, WANT AND WAIT

'TIL MIS'RY FILLS YOUR MIND

 

BUT EVERYBODY KNOWS THE WAY I'M FEELIN'

'CAUSE EVERYBODY'S HAD THE BLUES


FELEENA (FROM EL PASO)

WORDS AND MUSIC BY MARTY ROBBINS

 

CAPO: 2ND FRET/KEY: E/PLAY: D

(D) OUT IN NEW MEXICO, MANY LONG YEARS AGO

THERE IN A SHACK ON THE DESERT, ONE NIGHT IN A (A7) STORM

AMID STREAKS OF LIGHTNIN' AND LOUD DESERT THUNDER

TO A YOUNG MEXICAN COUPLE, A BABY WAS (D) BORN

JUST AS THE BABY CRIED, THUNDER AND LIGHTNIN' DIED

MOON GAVE IT'S LIGHT TO THE WORLD AND THE (D7) STARS DID THE (G) SAME

MOTHER AND FATHER, BOTH (D) PROUD OF THE DAUGHTER

THAT HEAVEN HAD SENT THEM, (A7) FELEENA WAS THIS BABY'S (D) NAME

 

WHEN SHE WAS SEVENTEEN, BOTHERED BY CRAZY DREAMS

SHE RAN AWAY FROM THE SHACK AND LEFT THEM TO ROAM

FATHER AND MOTHER, BOTH ASKED ONE ANOTHER

WHAT MADE HER RUN AWAY, WHAT MADE FELEENA LEAVE HOME

TIRED OF THE DESERT NIGHTS, FARTHERLY GRIEVED TO STRIFE

SHE RAN AWAY LATE ONE NIGHT IN THE MOON'S GOLDEN GLEAM

SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE SHE'D GO, BUT SHE'D GET THERE

AND SHE WOULD FIND HAPPINESS, IF SHE WOULD FOLLOW HER DREAM

 

AFTER SHE RAN AWAY, SHE WENT TO SANTE FE

AND IN THE YEAR THAT SHE STAYED THERE, SHE LEARNED ABOUT LIFE

IN JUST A LITTLE WHILE, SHE LEARNED THAT WITH A SMILE

SHE COULD HAVE PRETTY CLOTHES, SHE COULD BE ANY MAN'S WIFE

RICH MEN ROMANCED HER, THEY DINED AND THEY DANCED HER

SHE UNDERSTOOD MEN AND SHE TREATED THEM ALL JUST THE SAME

A FORM THAT WAS FINE AND RARE, DARK SHINING GLOSSY HAIR

LOVELY TO LOOK AT FELEENA WAS THIS WOMAN'S NAME

 

RESTLESS IN SANTE FE, SHE HAD TO GET AWAY

TO ANY TOWN WHERE THE LIGHTS HAD A MUCH BRIGHTER GLOW

ONE COWBOY MENTIONED THE TOWN OF EL PASO

THEY NEVER STOPPED DANCIN' AND MONEY LIKE WHISKEY DID FLOW

SHE BOUGHT A ONE-WAY, A TICKET FROM SANTE FE

THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS ON A STAGE WITH A REST NOW AND THEN

SHE DIDN'T MIND THAT, SHE KNEW SHE WOULD FIND THAT

HER NEW LIFE WOULD BE MORE EXCITING THAN WHERE SHE HAD BEEN

 

THE STAGE MADE ITS LAST STOP, UP THERE ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP

TO LET HER SEE ALL OF THE LIGHTS AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL

HER WORLD WAS BRIGHTER AND DEEP DOWN INSIDE HER

AN UNCONTROLLED BEATING, HER YOUNG HEART JUST WOULDN'T BE STILL

SHE GOT A HOTEL, A ROOM AT THE LILY BELLE

QUICKLY SHE CHANGED TO A FORM-FITTING BLACK SATIN DRESS

EV'RY MAN STOPPED TO STARE, AT THIS FORM FINE AND RARE

EVEN THE WOMEN REMARKED OF THE CHARM SHE POSSESSED

 

DANCIN' AND LAUGHTER, WAS WHAT SHE WAS AFTER

AND ROSA'S CANTINA HAD LIGHTS, WITH LOVE IN THE GLEAM

THAT'S WHAT SHE HUNTED AND THAT'S WHAT SHE WANTED

ROSA'S WAS ONE PLACE, A NICE GIRL WOULD NEVER BE SEEN

IT WAS THE SAME WAY, IT WAS BACK IN SANTE FE

MEN WOULD MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES AT THE THOUGHT OF ROMANCE

ROSA TOOK HEED OF, THE PLACE WAS IN NEED OF

THIS KIND OF EXCITEMENT, SO SHE PAID FELEENA TO DANCE

 

A YEAR PASSED AND MAYBE MORE AND THEN THROUGH THE SWINGIN' DOORS

CAME A YOUNG COWBOY SO TALL AND SO HANDSOMELY DRESSED

THIS ONE WAS NEW IN TOWN, HADN'T BEEN SEEN AROUND

HE WAS SO DIFFERENT, HE WASN'T LIKE ALL OF THE REST

FELEENA DANCED CLOSE TO HIM, THEN THREW A ROSE TO HIM

QUICKLY HE WALKED TO HER TABLE AND THERE HE SAT DOWN

AND IN A DAY OR SO, WHEREVER FOLKS WOULD GO

THEY'D SEE THIS YOUNG COWBOY, SHOWIN' FEELENA THE TOWN

 

SIX WEEKS HE WENT WITH HER, EACH MINUTE SPENT WITH HER

BUT HE WAS INSANELY JEALOUS OF GLANCES SHE'D GIVE

INSIDE HE WAS A-HURTIN', FROM ALL OF HER FLIRTIN'

THAT WAS HER NATURE AND THAT WAS THE WAY THAT SHE LIVED

SHE FLIRTED ONE NIGHT, IT STARTED A GUN-FIGHT

AND AFTER THE SMOKE CLEARED AWAY, ON THE FLOOR LAY A MAN

FELEENA'S YOUNG LOVER, HAD SHOT DOWN ANOTHER

AND HE HAD TO LEAVE THERE, SO OUT THROUGH THE BACK DOOR HE RAN

 

THE NEXT DAY AT FIVE O'CLOCK, SHE HEARD A RIFLE SHOT

QUICKLY SHE RAN TO THE DOOR, THAT WAS FACIN' THE PASS

SHE SAW HER COWBOY, HER WILD-RIDIN' COWBOY

LOW IN THE SADDLE, HER COWBOY WAS RIDIN' IN FAST

SHE RAN TO MEET HIM, TO KISS AND TO GREET HIM

HE SAW HER AND MOTIONED HER BACK, WITH A WAVE OF HIS HAND

BULLETS WERE FLYIN', FELEENA WAS CRYIN'

AS SHE SAW HIM FALL FROM THE SADDLE AND INTO THE SAND

 

FELEENA KNELT NEAR HIM, TO HOLD AND TO HEAR HIM

WHEN SHE FELT THE WARM BLOOD THAT FLOWED FROM THE WOUND IN HIS SIDE

HE RAISED TO KISS HER AND SHE HEARD HIM WHISPER

"NEVER FORGET ME - FALEENA IT'S OVER, GOODBYE"

QUICKLY SHE GRABBED FOR, THE SIX-GUN THAT HE WORE

AND SCREAMIN' IN ANGER AND PLACIN' THE GUN TO HER BREAST

BURY US BOTH DEEP AND MAYBE WE'LL FIND PEACE

AND PULLIN' THE TRIGGER, SHE FELL 'CROSS THE DEAD COWBOY'S CHEST

 

OUT IN EL PASO, WHENEVER THE WIND BLOWS

IF YOU LISTEN CLOSELY AT NIGHT, YOU'LL HEAR IN THE WIND

A WOMAN IS CRYIN', IT'S NOT THE WIND SIGHIN'

OLD TIMER'S TELL YOU, FELEENA IS CALLIN' FOR HIM

YOU'LL HEAR THEM TALKIN' AND YOU'LL HEAR THEM WALKIN'

YOU'LL HEAR THEM LAUGH AND YOU'LL LOOK, BUT THERE'S NO ONE AROUND

DON'T BE ALARMED - THERE IS REALLY NO HARM THERE

IT'S ONLY THE YOUNG COWBOY, SHOWIN' FELEENA THE TOWN


FIVE BROTHERS

MARTY ROBBINS

 

FIVE BROTHERS WHO LEFT ARKANSAS

SET OUT TO FIND THE GAMBLER WHO MURDERED THEIR PA

FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE IN THEIR TEENS

GOTTA FIND THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR PA IN NEW ORLEANS

 

THEY'D HEARD OF HIM IN HOUSTON AND HIS TRAIL WAS LEADING WEST

HE LEFT THERE MANY MONTHS AGO AND SO THEY COULDN'T REST

FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE IN THEIR TEENS

GOTTA FIND THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR PA IN NEW ORLEANS

 

THE SUN WAS HOT AS FIRE AND THE NIGHTS WERE COLD AS STEEL

HATE WAS STRONG AND YOUTH WAS WILD AND SO THEY COULDN'T FEEL

FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE IN THEIR TEENS

GOTTA FIND THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR PA IN NEW ORLEANS

 

HIS TRAIL LED TO THE BADLANDS AND THE DESERT PROMISED DEATH

THE GAMBLER'S ODDS WERE DIFFERENT NOW, HE TREASURED EVERY BREATH

FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE IN THEIR TEENS

CLOSE BEHIND THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR PA IN NEW ORLEANS

 

WHEN FIRST THEY SAW THE KILLER HE WAS BY A WATER HOLE

FIVE RIFLES RANG OUT THROUGH THE NIGHT THEY KILLED THE GAMBLER COLD

FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE IN THEIR TEENS

FINALLY GOT THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR PA IN NEW ORLEANS

 

THE DESERT IS THEIR KEEPER NOW FOR THIS THE TRAVELER SAID

THAT POISON LIVED WITHIN THE HOLE, NOW SIX OF THEM ARE DEAD

FIVE BROTHERS AND THREE IN THEIR TEENS

LAY BESIDE THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR PA IN NEW ORLEANS

LAY BESIDE THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR PA IN NEW ORLEANS


FLESH AND BLOOD

JOHNNY CASH, A

JOHNNY CASH

 

(A) BESIDE A SINGIN' (D) MOUNTAIN STREAM

(A) WHERE THE WILLOW GREW

WHERE THE (D) SILVER LEAF OF (A) MAPLE

SPARKLED (B7) IN THE MORNIN' (E) DEW

I (A) BRAIDED TWIGS OF (D) WILLOWS

MADE A (A) STRING OF BUCKEYE BEADS

BUT (D) FLESH AND BLOOD NEED (A) FLESH AND BLOOD

AND (D) YOU'RE THE ONE I (A) NEED

(D) FLESH AND BLOOD NEED (A) FLESH AND BLOOD

AND (D) YOU'RE THE ONE I (A) NEED

 

I LEANED AGAINST A BARK OF BIRCH

AND I BREATHED THE HONEY DEW

I SAW A NORTH-BOUND FLOCK OF GEESE

AGAINST A SKY OF BABY BLUE

BESIDE THE LILY PADS

I CARVED A WHISTLE FROM A REED

MOTHER NATURE'S QUITE A LADY

BUT YOU'RE THE ONE I NEED

FLESH AND BLOOD NEED FLESH AND BLOOD

AND YOU'RE THE ONE I NEED

 

A CARDINAL SANG JUST FOR ME

AND I THANKED HIM FOR THE SONG

THEN THE SUN WENT SLOWLY DOWN THE WEST

AND I HAD TO MOVE ALONG

THESE WERE SOME OF THE THINGS

ON WHICH MY MIND AND SPIRIT FEED

BUT FLESH AND BLOOD NEED FLESH AND BLOOD

AND YOU'RE THE ONE I NEED

FLESH AND BLOOD NEED FLESH AND BLOOD

AND YOU'RE THE ONE I NEED

 

(SPOKEN)  SO WHEN THIS DAY WAS ENDED

I WAS STILL NOT SATISFIED

FOR I KNEW EV'RYTHING I TOUCHED

WOULD WITHER AND WOULD DIE

AND LOVE IS ALL THAT WILL REMAIN

AND GROW FROM ALL THESE SEED

 

(SUNG) MOTHER NATURE'S QUITE A LADY

BUT YOU'RE THE ONE I NEED

FLESH AND BLOOD NEED FLESH AND BLOOD

AND YOU'RE THE ONE I NEED


FLOWERS ON THE WALL

STATLER BROTHERS, C

LEWIS DeWITT

 

(C) I'VE BEEN HEARIN' YOU'RE CONCERNED A(Am)BOUT MY HAPPINESS

BUT (D7) ALL THAT THOUGHT YOU'RE GIVIN' ME IS (G7) CONSCIENCE, I GUESS

IF (C) I WERE WALKIN' IN YOUR SHOES, I (Am) WOULDN'T WORRY NONE

WHEN (D7) YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE WORRYIN' 'BOUT ME

I'M (G7) HAVIN' LOTS OF FUN

 

(CHORUS) COUNTIN' (Am) FLOWERS ON THE WALL, THAT DON'T BOTHER ME AT ALL

PLAYIN' SOLITAIRE TILL DAWN WITH A DECK OF FIFTY-ONE

SMOKIN' (F) CIGARETTES AND WATCHIN' CAPTAIN KANGAROO

NOW DON'T TELL (G) ME (F) I'VE NOTHIN' TO (G) DO

 

LAST NIGHT I DRESSED IN TAILS, PRETENDED I WAS ON THE TOWN

AS LONG AS I CAN DREAM IT'S HARD TO SLOW THIS SWINGER DOWN

SO PLEASE DON'T GIVE A THOUGHT TO ME, I'M REALLY DOIN' FINE

YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND ME HERE AND HAVIN' QUITE A TIME (CHORUS, REPEAT AND FADE)

 

 


FOLSOM PRISON BLUES

JOHN R CASH, D

 

(START HIGH) I HEAR THE TRAIN A-COMIN', IT'S ROLLIN' ROUND THE BEND

AND I AIN'T SEEN THE SUNSHINE SINCE I DON'T KNOW WHEN

I'M STUCK AT FOLSOM PRISON AND TIME KEEPS DRAGGIN' ON

BUT THAT TRAIN KEEPS ROLLIN' ON DOWN TO SAN ANTONE

 

WHEN I WAS JUST A BABY MY MAMA TOLD ME "SON

ALWAYS BE A GOOD BOY, DON'T EVER PLAY WITH GUNS"

BUT I SHOT A MAN IN RENO JUST TO WATCH HIM DIE

WHEN I HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOWIN' I HANG MY HEAD AND CRY

I BET THERE'S RICH FOLKS EATING IN A FANCY DINING CAR

THEY'RE PROBABLY DRINKIN' COFFEE AND SMOKING BIG CIGARS

WELL I KNOW I HAD IT COMING, I KNOW I CAN'T BE FREE

BUT THOSE PEOPLE KEEP A MOVIN', AND THAT'S WHAT TORTURES ME

 

WELL IF THEY'D FREE ME FROM THIS PRISON, IF THAT RAILROAD TRAIN WAS MINE

I BET I'D MOVE JUST A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN THE LINE

FAR FROM FOLSOM PRISON, THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO STAY

AND I'D LET THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW MY BLUES AWAY
FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

WORDS BY FOLLIOTT S PIERPOINT, MUSIC ARRANGED FROM CONRAD KOCHER

 

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH, FOR THE GLORY OF THE SKIES

FOR THE LOVE WHICH FROM OUR BIRTH, OVER AND AROUND US LIES

 

(REFRAIN) LORD OF ALL, TO THEE WE RAISE, THIS OUR HYMN OF GRATEFUL PRAISE

 

FOR THE WONDER OF EACH HOUR, OF THE DAY AND OF THE NIGHT

HILL AND VALE AND TREE AND FLOWER, SUN AND MOON AND STARS OF LIGHT (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THE JOY OF EAR AND EYE, FOR THE HEART AND MIND'S DELIGHT

FOR THE MYSTIC HARMONY, LINKING SENSE TO SOUND AND SIGHT (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THE JOY OF HUMAN LOVE, BROTHER, SISTER, PARENT, CHILD

FRIENDS ON EARTH, AND FRIENDS ABOVE, FOR ALL GENTLE THOUGHTS AND MILD (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THY CHURCH THAT EVERMORE, LIFTETH HOLY HANDS ABOVE

OFFERING UP ON EVERY SHORE, HER PURE SACRIFICE OF LOVE (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THE MARTYR'S CROWN OF LIGHT, FOR THY PROPHETS' EAGLE EYE

FOR THY BOLD CONFESSORS' MIGHT, FOR THE LIPS OF INFANCY (REFRAIN)

 

FOR THY VIRGINS' ROBES OF SNOW, FOR THY MAIDEN MOTHER MILD

FOR THYSELF WITH HEARTS AGLOW, JESU, VICTIM UNDEFILED (REFRAIN)

 

FOR EACH PERFECT GIFT OF LIGHT, TO OUR RACE SO FREELY GIVEN

GRACES HUMAN AND DIVINE, FLOWERS OF EARTH AND BUDS OF HEAVEN (REFRAIN)


FOR THE GOOD TIMES

RAY PRICE, ELVIS PRESLY

WORDS & MUSIC BY KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

 

DON'T LOOK SO SAD, I KNOW IT'S OVER

BUT LIFE GOES ON AND THIS OLD WORLD WILL KEEP ON TURNING

LET'S JUST BE GLAD WE HAD SOME TIME TO SPEND TOGETHER

THERE'S NO NEED O WATCH THE BRIDGES THAT WE'RE BURNING

 

(CHORUS) LAY YOUR HEAD UPON MY PILLOW

HOLD YOUR WARM AND TENDER BODY CLOSE TO MINE

HEAR THE WHISPER OF THE RAINDROPS FALLIN' SOFT AGAINST THE WINDOW

AND MAKE BELIEVE YOU LOVE ME ONE MORE TIME

FOR THE GOOD TIMES

 

I'LL GET ALONG, YOU'LL FIND ANOTHER

AND I'LL BE HERE IF YOU SHOULD FIND YOU EVER NEED ME

DON'T SAY A WORD ABOUT TOMORROW OR FOREVER

THERE'LL BE TIME ENOUGH FOR SADNESS WHEN YOU LEAVE ME (CHORUS) + FOR THE GOOD TIMES


FOUR WALLS

JIM REEVES, G

MARVIN J MOORE AND GEORGE H CAMPBELL, JR

 

(G) OUT WHERE THE (G7) BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE (Am7) GLOWING

YOU'RE (D7) DRAWN LIKE A MOTH TO A (G) FLAME

YOU LAUGH WHILE THE (G7) WINE'S OVER(C)FLOWING

WHILE (G) I SIT AND (D7) WHISPER YOUR (G) NAME

 

(CHORUS) FOUR WALLS TO (Am7) HEAR ME

(D7) FOUR WALLS TO (G) SEE

FOUR (G7) WALLS TOO (C) NEAR ME

(G) CLOSING (D7) IN ON (G) ME

 

SOMETIMES I ASK WHY I'M WAITING

BUT MY WALLS HAVE NOTHING TO SAY

I'M MADE FOR LOVE NOT FOR HATING

SO HERE WHERE YOU LEFT ME I'LL STAY (CHORUS)

 

ONE NIGHT WITH YOU IS LIKE HEAVEN

AND SO WHILE I'M WALKING THE FLOOR

I'LL LISTEN FOR STEPS IN THE HALLWAY

AND WAIT FOR YOUR KNOCK ON MY DOOR (CHORUS)


FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

BROOK BENTON

 

LITTLE FRANKIE WENT DOWN TO THE BARROOM, SHE ASKED FOR A GLASS OF BEER

SHE SAID, "HEY, BARTENDER, HAS MY JOHNNY BEEN HERE?"

"HE'S MY MAN BUT HE'S DONE ME WRONG"

 

THE BARTENDER SAID "FRANKIE, YA KNOW I WON'T TELL YA NO LIE"

"HE LEFT HERE ABOUT A MINUTE AGO WITH A GAL NAMED ALICE FRY"

"HE'S YOUR MAN, BUT HE'S DOIN' YOU WRONG"

 

FRANKIE WAS A GOOD LITTLE WOMAN, SURELY EVERYBODY KNOWS

SHE PAID ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR JOHNNY'S NEW SUIT OF CLOTHES

SHE LOVED HER MAN BUT HE DONE HER WRONG

 

WELL THEN FRANKIE WENT DOWN BROADWAY WITH A RAZOR IN HER HAND

SHE SAID "STAND BACK, ALL YOU WOMEN, I'M HERE FOR MY CHEATIN' MAN"

"YES, HE'S MY MAN BUT HE'S DONE ME WRONG"

 

IT WAS ON A FRIDAY MORNIN' ABOUT A HA'PAST NINE O'CLOCK

FRANKIE PULLED HER 44 AND FIRED THREE FATAL SHOTS

SHE SHOT HER MAN 'CAUSE HE DONE HER WRONG

 

(WHY DONTCHA RUN, FRANKIE?) THEY SAID (FRANKIE WHY DON'T YOU RUN?)

'CAUSE HERE COME THE CHIEF OF POLICE WITH THE 44 SMOKELESS GUN

YOU KILLED YOUR MAN, WE KNOW HE DONE YOU WRONG

 

SPOKEN WHILE FADING

YEAH, HE DONE YOU WRONG, FRANKIE

YOU SHOULDA SHOT HIM FORTY TIMES

I'M A WITNESS, FRANKIE, I WAS THERE

WHEN YOU SHOT THAT MAN I SAW

 

- AS SUNG ON "THE SATIN SOUND BROOK BENTON"

- SUFFOLK MARKETING-SMI 2

- PEAK BILLBOARD POSITION # 20 IN 1961

- TRADITIONAL FOLK SONG WITH MANY LYRICS VARIATIONS

- CHARTED BY TED LEWIS (#9)  AND FRANK CRUMIT (#18) IN 1927

- CHARTED BY GUY LOMBARDO (#21) IN 1942

- CHARTED BY JOHNNY CASH (#57) IN 1959

- CHARTED BY SAM COOKE (#14) IN 1963

- CHARTED BY THE GREENWOOD COUNTY SINGERS (#75) IN 1964

- CHARTED BY ELVIS PRESLEY (#25) IN 1966


FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

ANONYMOUS BLUES BALLAD, POSSIBLY FROM ST LOUIS OR KANSAS CITY

 

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY WERE LOVERS, SAID THEY WERE REALLY IN LOVE

NOW FRANKIE WAS TRUE TO HER JOHNNY, TRUE AS ALL THE STARS ABOVE

HE WAS HER MAN, BUT HE DONE HER WRONG

 

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY WENT WALKING, JOHNNY HAD ON  A NEW SUIT

THAT FRANKIE HAD BOUGHT WITH A "C" NOTE, CAUSE IT MADE HIM LOOK SO CUTE

HE WAS HER MAN, BUT HE DONE HER WRONG

 

JOHNNY SAID, "I'VE GOT TO LEAVE NOW, BUT I WON'T BE VERY LONG

DON'T SIT UP AND WAIT FOR ME, HONEY, DON'T YOU WORRY WHILE I'M GONE"

HE WAS HER MAN, BUT HE DONE HER WRONG

 

FRANKIE WENT DOWN TO THE HOTEL, LOOKED IN THE WINDOW SO HIGH

THERE SHE SAW HER LOVIN' JOHNNY MAKING LOVE TO NELLIE BLY

HE WAS HER MAN, BUT HE DONE HER WRONG

 

JOHNNY SAW FRANKIE A-COMIN', DOWN THE BACK STAIRS HE DID SCOOT

FRANKIE SHE TOOK OUT HER PISTOL, OH, THAT LADY SURE COULD SHOOT!

HE WAS HER MAN, BUT HE DONE HER WRONG

 

FRANKIE, SHE WENT TO THE BIG CHAIR, CALM AS A LADY COULD BE

TURNING HER EYES UP, SHE WHISPERED, "LORD, I'M COMING UP TO THEE

HE WAS MY MAN, BUT HE DONE ME WRONG


FREIGHT TRAIN

AMERICAN, G

 

(G) FREIGHT TRAIN, FREIGHT TRAIN, (D) RUN SO FAST

FREIGHT TRAIN, FREIGHT TRAIN, (G) RUN SO FAST

(B7) PLEASE DON'T TELL WHAT (C) TRAIN I'M ON

(G) THEY WON'T KNOW WHAT (D) ROUTE (D7) I'VE (G) GONE

 

WHEN I'M DEAD AND IN MY GRAVE

NO MORE GOOD TIMES HERE I'LL CRAVE

PLACE THE STONES AT MY HEAD AND FEET

AND TELL THEM ALL I'VE GONE TO SLEEP

 

WHEN I DIE, LORD, BURY ME DEEP

WAY DOWN ON OLD CHESTNUT STREET

SO I CAN HEAR OLD NUMBER NINE

AS SHE COMES ROLLING BY


FUNICULI, FUNICULA!

ITALIAN, LUIGI DENZA, CIRCA 1880, E

 

SOME (E) THINK THE WORLD IS MADE FOR FUN AND FROLIC

AND (B7) SO DO (E) I, AND (B7) SO DO (E) I

SOME (E) THINK, IT WELL TO BE ALL MELANCHOLIC

TO (B7) PINE AND (E) SIGH, TO (B7) PINE AND (E) SIGH

BUT (G) I, I (D7) LOVE TO SPEND MY TIME IN (G) SINGING

SOME (D7) JOYOUS (G) SONG, SOME (D7) JOYOUS (G) SONG

TO (B7) SET THE AIR WITH MUSIC BRAVELY RINGING

IS FAR FROM (D) WRONG, IT'S FAR FROM (B7) WRONG

 

(B7) LISTEN, LISTEN, MUSIC SOUNDS AFAR

LISTEN, LISTEN, ECHOS SOUND A(E)FAR

FUNICULI, FUNICULA, FUNICULI, FUNICU(A)LA

JOY IS EVERY(E)WHERE FUNICU(B7)LI, FUNICULE(E)A

 

AH ME! 'TIS STRANGE THAT SOME SHOULD TAKE TO SIGHING

AND LIKE IT WELL, THEY LIKE IT WELL

FOR ME, I HAVE NOT THOUGHT IT WORTH THE TRYING

SO CANNOT TELL, I CANNOT TELL

WITH LAUGH, WITH DANCE AND SONG THE DAY SOON PASSES

FULL SOON IS GONE, FULL SOON IS GONE

FOR MIRTH WAS MADE FOR JOYOUS LADS AND LASSES

TO CALL THEIR OWN, TO CALL THEIR OWN

 

LISTEN, LISTEN, HARK THE SOFT GUITAR

LISTEN, LISTEN, ECHOS SOUND AFAR

FUNICULI, FUNICULA, FUNICULI, FUNICULA

JOY IS EVERYWHERE FUNICULI, FUNICULA


GET A JOB

SILHOUETTES

 

(CHORUS) SHA NA NA NA, SHA NA NA NA NA NA (BAH-DOO)

SHA NA NA NA, SHA NA NA NA NA NA (BAH-DOO)

SHA NA NA NA, SHA NA NA NA NA NA (BAH-DOO)

SHA NA NA NA, SHA NA NA NA NA NA (BAH)

YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP, MUM MUM MUM MUM MUM MUM,

GET A JOB

SHA NA NA NA, SHA NA NA NA NA NA

 

WELL, EVERY MORNING ABOUT THIS TIME

SHE GETS ME OUT OF MY BED CRYIN'

GET A JOB

SHA NA NA NA, SHA NA NA NA NA NA

AND AT BREAKFAST EVERY DAY

SHE THROWS THE WANT ADS MY WAY

AND NEVER FAILS TO SAY

GET A JOB (CHORUS)

 

AND WHEN I GET THE PAPER,

I READ IT THROUGH AND THROUGH

AND MY GIRL NEVER FAILS TO SEE

IF THERE IS ANY WORK FOR ME

 

AND THEN I GO BACK TO THE HOUSE,

HEAR THAT WOMAN'S MOUTH

PREACHING AND A-CRYIN'

TELLIN' ME I'M LYIN' ABOUT A JOB

THAT I NEVER COULD FIND (CHORUS)


GONE

FERLIN HUSKY, G

SMOKY ROGERS

 

SINCE YOU'VE (G) GONE

THE (C) MOON, THE (G) SUN, THE (D7) STARS IN THE (G) SKY

(C) KNOW THE REASON WHY I (G) CRY

(D7) LOVE DI(G)VINE (D7) ONCE WAS (G) MINE

(D7) NOW YOU'RE (G) GONE

 

SINCE YOU'VE GONE

MY HEART, MY LIPS, MY TEAR-DIMMED EYES

A LONELY SOUL WITHIN ME CRIES

I ACTED SMART, BROKE YOUR HEART

NOW YOU'VE GONE

 

(G) OH, (D7) OH WHAT I'D GIVE FOR THE (G) LIFETIME I'VE WASTED

THE (C) LOVE THAT I'VE (G) TASTED

(D7) I WAS (G) WRONG

(D7) NOW YOU'VE (G) GONE


GRANADA

FRANKIE LAINE

SPANISH WORDS & MUSIC BY AUGUSTIN LARA

ENGLISH WORDS BY DOROTHY DODD

 

<SPANISH "CORRIDA-TYPE" TRUMPET ACCOMPANIMENT>

 

(Am) GRANADA, I'M FALLING UNDER YOUR SPELL

AND IF YOU COULD SPEAK, WHAT A FASCINATING TALE YOU WOULD TELL

OF AN (E) AGE THE WORLD HAS (F) LONG FOR(E)GOTTEN

OF AN AGE THAT WEAVES A (F) SILENT MAGIC IN GRANADA TO(E)DAY

 

THE (C) DAWN IN THE SKY GREETS THE DAY WITH A SIGH FOR GRA(G7)NADA

FOR SHE CAN REMEMBER THE SPLENDOR THAT ONCE WAS GRA(C)NADA

IT STILL CAN BE FOUND IN THE HILLS ALL AROUND AS I (Em) WANDER ALONG

(B7) ENTRANCED BY THE BEAUTY BE(Em)FORE ME

ENTRANCED BY A (B7) LAND FULL OF SUNSHINE AND (Em) FLOWERS AND (G7) SONG

 

AND (C) WHEN DAY IS DONE AND THE SUN STARTS TO SET IN GRA(G7)NADA

I ENVY THE BLUSH OF THE SNOW-CLAD SIERRA NE(C)VADA

FOR (C) SOON IT WILL (C7) WELCOME THE (F) STARS WHILE A (Fm) THOUSAND (C) GUITARS

PLAY A (Fm) SOFT HABA(C)ÑERA

 

THE MOONLIT (Fm) GRANADA WILL (C) LIVE AGAIN

THE GLORY OF (G7) YESTERDAY

ROMANTIC AND (C) GAY!!!

 

GRANADA, TIERRA SONADA POR MI

MI CANTAR SI VUELVE GITANO CUNADO ES PARA TI

MI CANTAR HECHO DE FANTASIA

MI CANTAR FLOR DE MELANCOLI A QUE YOU VENGO A DAR

 

GRANADA TIERRA ENSANGRENTADA EN TARDES DE TOROS

MUJER QUE CONSERVA EL EMBRUJO DE LOS OJOS MOROS

DE SUENO REBELDE Y GITANA CUBIERTA DE FLORES

Y BESO TU BOCA DE GRANA JUGOSA MANZANA QUE ME HABLA DE AMORES

 

GRANADA MANOLA CANTADA EN COPLAS PRECIOSAS

NO TENGO OTRA COSA QUE DARTE QU UN RAMO DE ROSAS

DE ROSAS DE SUAVE FRAGRANCIA QUE LE DIERAN MARCO A LA VIRGEN MORENA

 

GRANADA TU TIERRA ESTA LLENA

DE LINDAS MUJERES

DE SANGRE Y DE SOL

 

-AS SUNG ON "FRANKIE LAINE'S GREATEST HITS"

-COLUMBIA CS 8636

-PEAK BILLBOARD POSITION # 17 IN 1954

-ALSO CHARTED AS "GRANADA" BY FRANK SINATRA AT # 64 IN 1961

-ENGLISH LYRICS BY DOROTHY DODD AND MUSIC BY AUGUSTIN LARA


GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

JERRY LEE LEWIS

 

YOU SHAKE MY NERVES AND YOU RATTLE MY BRAIN

TOO MUCH LOVE DRIVES A MAN INSANE

YOU BROKE MY WILL, BUT WHAT A THRILL

GOODNESS GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

 

I LAUGHED AT LOVE 'CAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY

YOU CAME ALONG AND YOU MOVED ME, HONEY

I CHANGED MY MIND, THIS LIFE IS FINE

GOODNESS GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

 

KISS ME BABY, WOO...IT FEELS GOOD

HOLD ME BABY, I WANT TO LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVER SHOULD

YOU’RE FINE, SO KIND

I'M GONNA TELL THE WORLD THAT YOUR MINE MINE MINE MINE

 

I CHEW MY NAILS AND I TWIDDLE MY THUMBS

I'M REALLY NERVOUS BUT IT SURE IS FUN

OH BABY, YOU'RE DRIVIN' ME CRAZY

GOODNESS GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO VERSES)


GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS

THOMAS O CHISHOLM AND WILLIAM M RUNYAN, D

 

(D) GREAT IS THY (G) FAITHFULNESS, (A7) O GOD, MY (D) FATHER

(G) THERE IS NO (D) SHADOW OF (E7) TURNING WITH (A) THEE

(A7) THOU CHANGEST(D) NOT, THY COM(Em)PASSIONS, THEY (G) FAIL NOT

AS THOU HAST (D) BEEN, THOU FOR(A7)EVER WILT (D) BE

 

(CHORUS) (A) GREAT IS THY (D) FAITHFULNESS!

(B7) GREAT IS THY (Em) FAITHFULNESS!

(A7) MORNING BY (D) MORNING NEW (E7) MERCIES I (A) SEE

(A7) ALL I HAVE (D) NEEDED THY (Em) HAND HATH PRO(G)VIDED

GREAT IS THY (D) FAITHFULNESS, (A7) LORD, UNTO (D) ME!

 

(D) SUMMER AND (G) WINTER, AND (A7) SPRINGTIME AND (D) HARVEST

(G) SUN, MOON AND (D) STARS IN THEIR (E7) COURSES A(E)BOVE

(A7) JOIN WITH ALL (D) NATURE IN (Em) MANIFOLD (G) WITNESS

TO THY GREAT (D) FAITHFULNESS, (A7) MERCY AND (D) LOVE (CHORUS)

 

(D) PARDON FOR (G) SIN AND A (A7) PEACE THAT EN(D)DURETH

(G) THY OWN DEAR (D) PRESENCE TO (E7) CHEER AND TO (A) GUIDE

(A7) STRENGTH FOR TO(D)DAY AND BRIGHT (Em) HOPE FOR TO(G)MORROW

BLESSINGS OF (D) MINE WITH TEN (A7) THOUSAND BE(D)SIDE (CHORUS)


GREENSLEEVES

18TH CENTURY ENGLISH

 

A(Em)LAS, MY LOVE, YOU (D) DO ME WRONG

TO (Em) CAST ME (F#7) OFF DISCOURTEOUSLY

AND (Em) I HAVE LOVED YOU (D) OH, SO LONG

DE(Em)LIGHTING (B7) IN YOUR (Em)COM(Am)PA(Em)NY

 

(G) GREENSLEEVES WAS (D) ALL MY JOY

(Em) GREEN(F#7)SLEEVES WAS (B) MY DELIGHT

(G) GREENSLEEVES WAS MY (D) HEART OF GOLD

AND (Em) WHO BUT MY (B7) LADY (Em) GREEN(Am,Em)SLEEVES


GUANTANAMERA

CUBAN, ORIGINAL LYRICS AND MUSIC BY JOSE FERNANDEZ DIAZ

(JOSEITO FERNANDEZ), MUSIC ADAPTATION BY PETE SEEGER

LYRIC ADAPTATION BY HECTOR ANGULO, BASED ON A POEM

BY JOSE MARTI, E

 

(REFRAIN) (E) GUANTANA(A)MERA, (B7) GUAJIRA (E) GUANTANA(A)MERA (B7)

(E) GUANTANA(A)MERA, (B7) GUAJIRA (E) GUANTANA(A)ME(B7)RA

 

YO SOY UN (E) HOMBRE SIN(A)CERO, (B7) DE DONDE (E)CRECE LA (A) PALMA (B7)

YO SOY UN (E) HOMBRE SIN(A)CERO, (B7) DE DONDE (E) CRE(A)CE LA (B7) PALMA

Y ANTES DE (E) MORIR ME (A) QUIE(B7)RO, ECHAR MIS (E) VERSOS DEL (A) AL(B7)MA (REFRAIN)

 

MI VERSO ES DE UN VERDE CLARO, Y DE UN CARMIN ENCENDIDO

MI VERSO ES DE UN VERDE CLARO, Y DE UN CARMIN ENCENDIDO

MI VERSO ES UN CIERRO HERIDO, QUE BUSCA EL MONTE AMPARO (REFRAIN)

 

CON LOS POBRES DE LA TIERRA, QUIERO YOU MI SUERTE ECHAR

CON LOS POBLRES DE LA TIERRA, QUIERO MI SUERTE ECHAR

EL ARROYO DE LA SIERRA, ME COMPLACE MAS QUE EL MAR (REFRAIN)

 

I COME FROM WHERE PALM TREES FLOURISH, TO SPEAK THE TRUTH'S MY DESIRE

I COME FROM WHERE PALM TREES FLOURISH, TO SPEAK THE TRUTH'S MY DESIRE

AND I MUST SING OR I PERISH, THE SONGS THAT FILL ME WITH FIRE (REFRAIN)

 

MY VERSE IS BRIGHT GREEN AND SHINING, AND IT IS BLOOD RED AND FLOWING

MY VERSE IS BRIGHT GREEN AND SHINING, AND IT IS BLOOD RED AND FLOWING

A WOUNDED FAWN THAT IS GOING, INTO THE HILLS GREEN AND GROWING(REFRAIN)

 

WITH ALL THE POOR AND THE HUMBLE, I CAST MY FATE AND DEVOTION

WITH ALL THE POOR AND THE HUMBLE, I CAST MY FATE AND DEVOTION

THE MOUNTAIN STREAMS AS THEY TUMBLE, MEAN MORE TO ME THAN THE OCEAN (REFRAIN)


HARBOR LIGHTS

THE PLATTERS, E

JIMMY KENNEDY, HUGH WILLIAMS

 

<SOUND EFFECTS - BUOY BELL, FOG HORN, SURF, AND GULLS>

 

(E) I SAW THE (B7) HARBOR LIGHTS

THEY ONLY TOLD ME WE WERE (E) PARTING

THE SAME OLD (B7) HARBOR LIGHTS

THAT ONCE BROUGHT YOU TO (E) ME

 

I WATCHED THE (B7) HARBOR LIGHTS

HOW COULD I HELP IF TEARS WERE (E) STARTING?

GOODBYE TO (B7) TENDER NIGHTS

BESIDE THE SILV'RY (E) SEA

 

I (E7) LONGED TO (A) HOLD YOU NEAR

AND (Am) KISS YOU JUST ONCE (E) MORE

BUT YOU WERE (F#7) ON THE SHIP AND I WAS ON THE (B7) SHORE

 

(E) NOW I KNOW (B7) LONELY NIGHTS

FOR ALL THE WHILE MY HEART IS (E) WHISP'RING

SOME OTHER (B7) HARBOR LIGHTS

WILL STEAL YOUR LOVE FROM (E) ME

 

I LONG TO HOLD YOU NEAR AND KISS YOU JUST ONCE MORE

BUT YOU WERE ON THE SHIP AND I WAS ON THE SHORE

 

NOW I KNOW LONELY NIGHTS

FOR ALL THE WHILE MY HEART IS WHISP'RING

SOME OTHER HARBOR LIGHTS

WILL STEAL YOUR LOVE FROM ME

 

<SOUND EFFECTS - BUOY BELL AND SURF>

 

ARTISTS: THE PLATTERS (PEAK BILLBOARD POSITION # 8 IN 1960)

THERE WERE 5 TOP 10 VERSIONS IN 1950

WAS THE BACKGROUND THEME USED IN THE 1940 FILM "THE LONG VOYAGE HOME"

WORDS AND MUSIC BY HUGH WILLIAMS AND JIMMY KENNEDY

WRITTEN IN ENGLAND

ALSO RECORDED IN 1950 BY SAMMY KAYE AND HIS ORCHESTRA WITH

VOCALS BY DON CORNELL


HEARTACHES

PATSY CLINE, TED WEEMS, G

WORDS BY JOHN KLENNER, MUSIC BY AL HOFFMAN

 

(G6) HEART(G)ACHES, (F#7) HEARTACHES

(G) MY LOVING YOU MEANT ONLY (Dm6) HEART(E7)ACHES

(Am7) YOUR KISS WAS (D7) SUCH A SACRED (G)THING TO (Em) ME

(Am7) I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S JUST A (Cm6) BURN(D7)ING MEMORY

 

(WHISTLE)

 

(G6) HEART(G)ACHES, (F#7) HEARTACHES

(G) WHAT DOES IT MATTER (G9) HOW (Gb9) MY (F9) HEART (E9) BREAKS?

(Am7) I SHOULD BE (Cm) HAPPY WITH (G) SOMEONE (A7) NEW

BUT (Am7) MY (D7) HEART (Am7) ACHES (D7) FOR (G) YOU

 

 

 

ALTERNATE CHORDING:

 

(G) HEARTACHES, (F#7) HEARTACHES

(G) MY LOVING YOU MEANT ONLY (E7) HEARTACHES

(A) YOUR KISS WAS (A7) SUCH A SACRED (A) THING TO ME

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S JUST A (A7) BURNING (A) MEMORY

 

(G) HEARTACHES, (F#7) HEARTACHES

(G) WHAT DOES IT MATTER HOW MY (E) HEART BREAKS?

(Am) I SHOULD BE (C) HAPPY WITH (Am) SOMEONE (C) NEW

BUT (Am) MY HEART (D7) ACHES FOR (G) YOU


HEARTBREAK HOTEL

ELVIS PRESLEY, E

MAE BOREN AXTON (HOYT AXTON'S MOTHER) - TOMMY DURDEN - ELVIS PRESLEY

 

NOW, (E) SINCE MY BABY (E7) LEFT ME

I'VE (E) FOUND A NEW PLACE TO (E7) DWELL

(E) DOWN AT THE END OF LONELY STREET

AT (E7) HEARTBREAK (E) HOTEL

I'M SO (A7) LONELY, I'M SO (E) LONELY, I'M SO (A7) LONELY

THAT I COULD (E) DIE

 

AND THO' IT'S ALWAYS CROWDED

YOU CAN STILL FIND SOME ROOM

FOR BROKEN-HEARTED LOVERS

TO CRY THERE IN THE GLOOM

AND BE SO LONELY, OH, SO LONELY, OH, SO LONELY

THEY COULD DIE

 

THE BELLHOP'S TEARS KEEP FLOWING

THE DESK CLERK'S DRESSED IN BLACK

THEY'VE BEEN SO LONG ON LONELY STREET

THEY NEVER WILL LOOK BACK (GO BACK)

AND THEY'RE SO LONELY, OH, THEY'RE SO LONELY

THEY'RE SO LONELY THEY COULD DIE (PRAY TO DIE)

 

SO, IF YOUR BABY LEAVES YOU

AND YOU HAVE A TALE TO TELL

JUST TAKE A WALK DOWN LONELY STREET

TO HEARTBREAK HOTEL

WHERE YOU'LL BE SO LONELY, AND I'LL BE SO LONELY

WE'LL BE SO LONELY THAT WE COULD DIE


HELLO MARY LOU

RICKY NELSON, D

GENE PITNEY, C. MANGIARACINA

 

(CHORUS) "HELLO MARY LOU, GOODBYE HEART

SWEET MARY LOU I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU

I KNEW MARY LOU WE'D NEVER PART

SO HELLO MARY LOU GOODBYE HEART"

 

YOU PASSED ME BY ONE SUNNY DAY

FLASHED THOSE BIG BROWN EYES MY WAY

AND OO I WANTED YOU FOREVERMORE

NOW I'M NOT ONE THAT GETS AROUND

I SWEAR BY MY FEET STUCK TO THE GROUND

AND THOUGH I NEVER DID MEET YOU BEFORE (CHORUS)

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

I SAW YOUR LIPS I HEARD YOUR VOICE

BELIEVE ME I JUST HAD NO CHOICE

WILD HORSES COULDN'T MAKE ME STAY AWAY

I THOUGHT ABOUT A MOONLIT NIGHT

MY ARMS ABOUT YOU GOOD AN' TIGHT

THAT'S ALL I HAD TO SEE FOR ME TO SAY (CHORUS)

 

YES, HELLO, MARY LOU, GOODBYE HEART

WELL, HELLO, MARY LOU, GOODBYE HEART


HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT

KRIS KRISTOPHERSON, D

 

(D) TAKE THE RIBBON FROM YOUR HAIR (G)

(D) SHAKE IT LOOSE AND LET IT (G) FALL

(Em) LAYING SOFT UPON MY (A7) SKIN

LIKE THE SHADOWS ON THE (D) WALL (G)

 

COME AND LAY DOWN BY MY SIDE

TILL THE EARLY MORING LIGHT

ALL I'M TAKING IS YOUR TIME

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT

 

(D) I DON'T CARE WHAT'S RIGHT OR (G) WRONG

I DON'T TRY TO UNDER(D)STAND

LET THE DEVIL TAKE TO(E7)MORROW

LORD, TONIGHT I NEED A (A7) FRIEND

 

YESTERDAY IS DEAD AND GONE

AND TOMORROW'S OUT OF SIGHT

AND IT'S SAD TO BE ALONE

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT


HERE COMES THE HURT AGAIN

JERRY FOSTER, BILL RICE

 

(G7) HERE COMES THE (C) HURT AGAIN

(D7) YOU'D THINK THAT I'D (G) LEARN

THE MORE I BE(A7)LIEVE IN LOVE

THE MORE I GET (D7) BURNED

I'M (G7) LYING RIGHT (C) HERE AGAIN

(D7) SO CLOSE TO THE (G) FLAME

HERE COMES THE (C) HURT AGAIN

(D7) BUT THEN I'M USED TO THE (G) PAIN

 

I WANT TO SAY I (C) LOVE YOU

(G) BUT THIS IS (C) NOT THE (G) TIME

(C) FOR EVEN THOUGH (G) I'M HOLDING YOU

(A7) WELL, I KNOW HE'S STILL ON YOUR (D7) MIND

(G) THERE'S SOMEONE ELSE YOU'RE (C) HIDING

(G) BEHIND YOUR (C) TENDER (G) SMILE

(C) AND I'VE BEEN HURT (G) LIKE THIS BEFORE

(D7) BUT HONEY, NOT IN QUITE A (G) WHILE

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

HERE COMES THE (C) HURT AGAIN

(D7) BUT THEN I'M USED TO THE (G) PAIN (C,G)


HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY

GEORGE JONES, G OR C

BOBBY BRADDOCK AND CURLY PUTMAN

 

HE SAID, "I'LL LOVE YOU TILL I DIE"

SHE TOLD HIM "YOU'LL FORGET IN TIME"

AS THE YEARS WENT SLOWLY BY

SHE STILL PREYED UPON HIS MIND

HE KEPT HER PICTURE ON HIS WALL

(AND) WENT HALF-CRAZY NOW AND THEN

BUT HE STILL LOVED HER THROUGH IT ALL

HOPING SHE'D COME BACK AGAIN

 

(UP ONE KEY) HE KEPT SOME LETTERS BY HIS BED

DATED NINETEEN-SIXTY-TWO

HE HAD UNDERLINED IN RED

EVERY SINGLE "I LOVE YOU"

I WENT TO SEE HIM JUST TODAY

BUT I DIDN'T SEE NO TEARS

ALL DRESSED UP TO GO AWAY

FIRST TIME I'D SEEN HIM SMILE IN YEARS

 

(CHORUS, UP ONE KEY) HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY

THEY PLACED A WREATH UPON HIS DOOR

AND SOON THEY'LL CARRY HIM AWAY

HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY

 

(RECITE) YOU KNOW, SHE CAME TO SEE HIM ONE LAST TIME

WE ALL WONDERED IF SHE WOULD

AND IT KEPT RUNNING THROUGH MY MIND

THIS TIME HE'S OVER HER FOR GOOD (CHORUS)

 

I WENT TO SEE HIM JUST TODAY

BUT I DIDN'T SEE NO TEARS

ALL DRESSED UP TO GO AWAY

FIRST TIME I'D SEEN HIM SMILE IN YEARS (CHORUS)


HEY, WON'T YOU PLAY ANOTHER SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY WRONG SONG

CHARLIE RICH, G

LARRY BUTLER AND CHIPS MOMAN

 

(G) IT'S LONELY OUT TO(C)NIGHT AND THE (D) FEELING JUST GOT RIGHT

FOR A BRAND NEW (G) LOVE SONG

(C) SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY (G) WRONG SONG

 

(G) HEY, WON'T YOU (G7) PLAY ANOTHER

(G) SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY (C) WRONG SONG?

AND MAKE ME (G) FEEL AT HOME, WHILE I MISS MY (Am) BABY

(D7) WHILE I MISS MY (G) BABY

SO PLAY, PLAY FOR ME A (B7) SAD MELODY

SO (E7) SAD THAT IT MAKES EVERYBODY (A7) CRY

A (D7) REAL HURTING SONG ABOUT A (G) LOVE THAT'S GONE (E7) WRONG

'CAUSE (A7) I DON'T WANT TO CRY ALL A(D)LONE (D7)

(REPEAT AND FADE)


HIGHWAY PATROLMAN

JOHNNY CASH

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

 

MY NAME IS JOE ROBERTS, I WORK FOR THE STATE

I'M A SERGEANT OUT IN PERRINVILLE, BARRACKS NUMBER EIGHT

I'VE ALWAYS DONE AN HONEST JOB, HONEST AS I COULD

GOT A BROTHER NAMED FRANKIE, FRANKIE AIN'T NO GOOD

 

WELL, EVER SINCE WE WERE YOUNG KIDS, IT'S BEEN THE SAME COME DOWN

I'D GET A CALL ON THE SHORTWAVE, FRANKIE'S IN TROUBLE DOWNTOWN

WELL IF IT WAS ANY OTHER MAN, I'D PUT HIM STRAIGHT AWAY

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN IT'S YOUR BROTHER, YOU LOOK THE OTHER WAY

 

(CHORUS) YEAH, ME AND FRANKIE LAUGHING AND DRINKING

NOTHING FEELS BETTER THAN BLOOD ON BLOOD

TAKING TURNS DANCING WITH MARIA

WHILE THE BAND PLAYED "THE NIGHT OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD"

I CATCH HIM WHEN HE'S STRAYING, LIKE ANY BROTHER SHOULD

MAN TURNS HIS BACK ON HIS FAMILY, HE AIN'T NO GOOD

 

WELL, FRANKIE WENT INTO THE ARMY, BACK IN 1965

I GOT A FARM DEFERMENT, SETTLED DOWN, TOOK MARIA FOR MY WIFE

BUT THEM WHEAT PRICES KEPT ON DROPPING, TILL IT WAS LIKE WE'S GETTING ROBBED

FRANKIE CAME HOME IN '68, ME, I TOOK THIS JOB

 

(CHORUS) YEAH, ME AND FRANKIE LAUGHING AND DRINKING

NOTHING FEELS BETTER THAN BLOOD ON BLOOD

TAKING TURNS DANCING WITH MARIA

WHILE THE BAND PLAYED "THE NIGHT OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD"

I CATCH HIM WHEN HE'S STRAYING, TEACH HIM HOW TO WALK THAT LINE

MAN TURNS HIS BACK ON HIS FAMILY, AIN'T NO FRIEND OF MINE

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

THE NIGHT WAS LIKE ANY OTHER, I GOT A CALL 'BOUT A QUARTER TO NINE

THERE WAS TROUBLE AT A ROAD HOUSE, OUT ON THE MICHIGAN LINE

THERE WAS A KID ON THE FLOOR LOOKING BAD, BLEEDING HARD FROM HIS HEAD

THERE WAS A GIRL CRYING AT A TABLE, "IT WAS FRANKIE" SHE SAID

 

I RAN OUT AND JUMPED IN MY CAR, AN' I HIT THE LIGHTS

I MUST OF DONE ABOUT 110, THROUGH MICHIGAN COUNTY THAT NIGHT

IT WAS DOWN BY THE CROSSROADS, OUT BY WILLOW BANK

SEEN A BUICK WITH OHIO PLATES, BEHIND THE WHEEL WAS FRANK

 

WELL, I CHASED HIM THROUGH THEM COUNTY ROADS, TILL THE SIGN SAID 

"CANADIAN BOARDER FIVE MILES FROM HERE" 

PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY, WATCHED THE TAIL LIGHTS DISAPPEAR

 

YEAH, ME AND FRANKIE LAUGHING AND DRINKING

NOTHING FEELS BETTER THAN BLOOD ON BLOOD

TAKING TURNS DANCING WITH MARIA

WHILE THE BAND PLAYED "THE NIGHT OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD"

I CATCH HIM WHEN HE'S STRAYING, LIKE ANY BROTHER SHOULD

MAN TURNS HIS BACK ON HIS FAMILY, HE AIN'T NO GOOD


HOME ON THE RANGE

KANSAS, CIRCA 1873

ATTRIBUTED TO DR. BREWSTER HIGLEY (WORDS) AND DAN KELLEY (MUSIC)

 

OH, GIVE ME A HOME WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM

WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY

WHERE SELDOM IS HEARD A DISCOURAGING WORD

AND THE SKIES ARE NOT CLOUDY ALL DAY

 

(CHORUS) HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE

WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY

WHERE SELDOM IS HEARD A DISCOURAGING WORD

AND THE SKIES ARE NOT COULDY ALL DAY

 

HOW OFTEN AT NIGHT WHEN THE HEAVENS ARE BRIGHT

WITH THE LIGHT FROM THE GLITTERING STARS

HAVE I STOOD THERE AMAZED AND ASKED AS I GAZED

IF THEIR GLORY EXEEDS THAT OF OURS (CHORUS)

 

WHERE THE AIR IS SO PURE, THE ZEPHYRS SO FREE

THE BREEZES SO BALMY AND LIGHT

THAT I WOULD NOT EXCHANGE MY HOME ON THE RANGE

FOR ALL OF THE CITIES SO BRIGHT (CHORUS)

 

OH, I LOVE THOSE WILD FLOWERS IN THIS DEAR LAND OF OURS

THE CURLEW, I LOVE TO HEAR SCREAM

AND I LOVE THE WHITE ROCKS AND THE ANTELOPE FLOCKS

THAT GRAZE ON THE MOUNTAINTOPS GREEN (CHORUS)


HONEY WON'T YOU OPEN THAT DOOR

RICKY SKAGGS, D

MEL TILLIS

 

(CHORUS) (D) HONEY, HONEY, HONEY WON'T YOU OPEN THAT (A) DOOR

THIS IS YOUR SWEET DADDY, DON'T YOU LOVE ME NO MORE

IT'S COLD OUTSIDE, LET ME SLEEP ON THE FLOOR

HONEY WON'T YOU OPEN THAT (D) DOOR

 

I (D) HONKYTONKED AROUND DALLAS

I GOT IN A (D7) POKER (G) GAME

SOMEBODY MUSTA BEEN A-(D)CHEATIN'

I (E7) LOST EVERYTHING BUT MY (A7) NAME

WELL I (D) WALKED HALF WAY TO MEMPHIS

I FINALLY (D7) GOT BACK (G) HOME

BUT I'DA BEEN BETTER OFF (D) WHERE I WAS

'CAUSE HERE'S WHERE (A7) THINGS WENT (D) WRONG (CHORUS)

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

I (D) WENT RIGHT DOWN TO SEE OLD BOB

I THOUGHT HE (D7) WAS MY (G) FRIEND

THE LANDLORD SAID THAT (D) BOB'S NOT HERE

THE (E7) POLICE DONE HAULED HIM (A7) IN

I (D) RAN RIGHT BACK TO LITTLE HONEY'S HOUSE

I GOT ME A (D7) ROCKIN' (G) CHAIR

NOW HONEY IF YOU DON'T (D) OPEN THAT DOOR

I'M GONNA ROCK ON (A7) AWAY FROM (D) HERE (CHORUS, CHORUS)

 

TAG: (C) HONEY, HONEY, HONEY, HONEY

NOW HONEY WON'T YOU (G7) OPEN THAT (C) DOOR


HOUND DOG

ELVIS PRESLEY

WORDS AND MUSIC BY JERRY LEIBER AND MIKE STOLLER

 

YOU AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG

CRYIN' ALL THE TIME.

YOU AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG

CRYIN' ALL THE TIME.

WELL, YOU AIN'T NEVER CAUGHT A RABBIT

AND YOU AIN'T NO FRIEND OF MINE.

 

WHEN THEY SAID YOU WAS HIGH CLASSED,

WELL, THAT WAS JUST A LIE.

WHEN THEY SAID YOU WAS HIGH CLASSED,

WELL, THAT WAS JUST A LIE.

YOU AIN'T NEVER CAUGHT A RABBIT

AND YOU AIN'T NO FRIEND OF MINE.


HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

RICKY SKAGGS

 

(Am) THERE IS A (C) HOUSE IN (D) NEW OR(F)LEANS

THEY (Am) CALL THE (C) RISING (E)SUN

IT'S (Am) BEEN THE (C) RUIN OF (D) MANY A POOR (F) GIRL

AND (Am) I OH (E) LORD AM (Am) ONE

 

MY MOTHER IS A TAILOR

SHE SEWS THOSE NEW BLUE JEANS

MY HUSBAND HE'S A GAMBLING MAN

DRINKS DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS

 

MY HUSBAND IS A GAMBLER

HE GOES FROM TOWN TO TOWN

THE ONLY TIME HE'S SATIFIED, IS WHEN

HE DRINKS HIS LIQUOR DOWN

 

GO TELL MY BABY SISTER

NEVER DO WHAT I HAVE DONE

SHUN THAT HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS

THEY CALL THE "RISING SUN"

 

ONE FOOT ON THE PLATFORM

THE OTHER'S ON THE TRAIN

I'M GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

TO WEAR THAT BALL AND CHAIN

 

GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEAN

MY RACE IS ALMOST RUN

I'M GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE

BENEATH THAT "RISING SUN"


HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

AMERICAN

 

(Am) THERE IS A (C) HOUSE IN (D) NEW OR(F)LEANS

THEY (Am) CALL THE (C) RISING (E) SUN

IT HAS (Am) BEEN THE (C) RUIN OF (D) MANY A POOR (F7) GIRL

AND (Am) I, OH (E) LORD, WAS (Am) ONE

 

IF I HAD LISTENED TO WHAT MAMA HAD SAID

I'D A BEEN AT HOME TODAY

BEING SO YOUNG AND FOOLISH, POOR GIRL

LET A GAMBLER LEAD ME ASTRAY

 

MY MOTHER, SHE'S A TAILOR

SHE SELLS THOSE NEW BLUE JEANS

MY SWEETHEART, HE'S A DRUNKARD

LORD, DRINK DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS

 

THE ONLY THING A GAMBLER (DRUNKARD) NEEDS

IS A SUITCASE AND A TRUNK

THE ONLY TIME HE'S SATISFIED

IS WHEN HE'S ON A DRUNK

 

GO TELL MY BABY SISTER

NOT TO (NEVER) DO AS I HAVE DONE

TO SHUN THAT HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS

THEY CALL THE RISING SUN

 

ONE FOOT IS ON THE PLATFORM

AND THE OTHER IS ON THE TRAIN

I'M GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

TO WEAR THE BALL AND CHAIN

 

I'M GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

MY RACE IS ALMOST RUN

GOING BACK TO END MY LIFE

BENEATH THE RISING SUN


HOW GREAT THOU ART

CHRISTIE LANE, CONNIE SMITH, G

STUART K HINE

 

(G) OH LORD MY GOD, WHEN I IN (C) AWESOME WONDER

CONSIDER (G) ALL THE WORLDS THY (D7) HANDS HAVE (G) MADE

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

THY POWER THROUGH(G)OUT THE UNI(D7)VERSE DIS(G)PLAYED

 

(CHORUS) THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY (C) SAVIOUR GOD TO (G) THEE

HOW GREAT THOU (D) ART, HOW GREAT THOU (G) ART

THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY (C) SAVIOUR GOD TO (G) THEE

HOW GREAT THOU (Am) ART, HOW (D7) GREAT THOU (G) 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)


HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN

JIM REEVES, D

MOSIE LISTER

 

(D) HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU TALKED WITH THE LORD

AND (G) TOLD HIM YOUR HEART'S HIDDEN (D) SECRETS?

HOW (A7) LONG SINCE YOU PRAYED? HOW (D) LONG SINCE YOU STAYED

ON YOUR (E7) KNEES TILL THE LIGHT SHONE (A7) THROUGH?

 

HOW (D) LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOUR MIND FELT AT EASE?

HOW (G) LONG SINCE YOUR HEART KNEW NO (D) BURDEN?

CAN YOU (G) CALL HIM YOUR (A) FRIEND, HOW (D) LONG HAS IT (E) BEEN

SINCE YOU (D) KNEW THAT HE (A7) CARED FOR (D) YOU?

 

HOW (D) LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU KNELT BY YOUR BED

AND (G) PRAYED TO THE LORD UP IN (D) HEAVEN

HOW (A7) LONG SINCE YOU KNEW THAT (D) HE'D ANSWER YOU

AND WOULD (E7) KEEP YOU THE LONG NIGHT (A7) THROUGH

 

HOW (D) LONG HAS IT BEEN, SINCE YOU WOKE WITH THE DAWN

AND (G) FELT, THIS DAY'S WORTH (D) LIVING

CAN YOU (G) CALL HIM YOUR (A) FRIEND, HOW (D) LONG HAS IT (E) BEEN

SINCE YOU (D) KNEW THAT HE (A) CARED FOR (D) YOU


I ALMOST LOST MY MIND

PAT BOONE, E

IVORY JOE HUNTER

 

(E) WHEN I LOST MY BABY I AL(A)MOST (E) LOST (B7) MY (E) MIND

(A) WHEN I LOST MY BABY I ALMOST LOST MY (E) MIND

MY (B7) HEAD IS IN A SPIN, SINCE SHE LEFT ME (E) BEHIND

 

I PASS A MILLION PEOPLE, I CAN'T/ TELL WHO I MEET

I PASS A MILLION PEOPLE, I CAN'T TELL WHO I MEET

'CAUSE MY EYES ARE FULL OF TEARS, WHERE CAN MY BABY BE?

 

I WENT TO SEE THE GYPSY, AND HAD/ MY FORTUNE READ

I WENT TO SEE THE GYPSY, AND HAD MY FORTUNE READ

I HUNG MY HEAD IN SORROW, WHEN SHE SAID WHAT SHE SAID

 

WELL, I CAN TELL YOU PEOPLE, THE NEWS/ WAS NOT SO GOOD

WELL, I CAN TELL YOU PEOPLE, THE NEWS WAS NOT SO GOOD

SHE SAID YOUR BABY'S LEFT YOU, THIS TIME SHE'S GONE FOR GOOD


I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU

RAY CHARLES, DON GIBSON

DON GIBSON

 

(CHORUS) I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU, I'VE MADE UP MY MIND

TO LIVE IN MEMORIES OF OLD LONESOME TIMES

I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU, IT'S USELESS TO SAY

SO I'LL JUST LIVE MY LIFE IN DREAMS OF YESTERDAY

 

THOSE HAPPY HOURS, THAT WE ONCE KNEW

SO LONG AGO, STILL MAKE ME BLUE

THEY SAY THAT TIME WILL HEAL A BROKEN HEART

BUT TIME HAS STOOD STILL, SINCE WE'VE BEEN APART (CHORUS)


I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT

WORDS BY ALAN JAY LERNER, MUSIC BY FREDERICK LOEWE (FROM “MY FAIR LADY”)

 

I COULD HAVE (C) DANCED ALL (Cmaj7) NIGHT!

I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL (C6) NIGHT!

AND (C) STILL HAVE (Cmaj7) BEGGED (C6) FOR (Dm7) MORE

(G7) I COULD HAVE (Dm) SPREAD MY WINGS

AND DONE A (Dm7) THOU(Dm6)SAND THINGS

I'VE (Dm7) NEVER (G7) (G7#5) DONE BE(Cmaj7)FORE

I'LL NEVER (E) KNOW WHAT MADE ITF#m7) SO (B7) EX(E)CIT(Emaj7)ING (E6,E)

WHY ALL AT (G) ONCE MY (Am) HEART (D7) TOOK (G9) FLIGHT

(F) I (C) ON(Dm7)LY (C) KNOW(Cmaj9) WHEN HE BEGAN TO (F6) DANCE WITH ME

I COULD HAVE (Dm7) DANCED, DANCED, DANCED (G7) ALL (C) NIGHT


I DON'T CARE

CINDY WALKER, WEBB PIERCE, G

 

NOW, (C) I DON'T (G) CARE IF (D7) I'M NOT THE (G) FIRST LOVE YOU'VE (D7) KNOWN

(C) JUST SO I'LL (D7) BE THE (G) LAST

NOW, (C) I DON'T (G) CARE IF (D7) I'M NOT THE (G) FIRST ONE YOU'VE (D7) KISSED

(C) DARLING, I'LL (D7) NEVER (G) ASK

(D7) YESTERDAY'S GONE, JUST (G) LOVE ME FROM NOW ON

BE (A7) TRUE TO ME FORGET ABOUT THE (D7) PAST

NOW (C) I DON'T (G) CARE IF (D7) I'M NOT THE (G) FIRST LOVE YOU'VE (D7) KNOWN

(C) JUST SO I'LL (D7) BE THE (G) LAST


IF I HAD A HAMMER (THE HAMMER SONG)

LEE HAYES AND PETE SEEGER, D

 

IF I HAD A (D) HAMMER, I'D (A7) HAMMER IN THE (D) MORNING

I'D HAMMER IN THE EVENING (D7) ALL OVER THIS (A7) LAND

I'D HAMMER OUT (D) DANGER, I'D HAMMER OUT A (Bm) WARNING (G)

I'D HAMMER OUT (D) LOVE BE(G)TWEEN MY (D) BROTHERS AND MY (A7) SISTERS

(D))ALL (G,D) O(A7)VER THIS (D) LAND (G,D)

 

IF I HAD A BELL, I'D RING IT IN THE MORNING

I'D RING IT IN THE EVENING, ALL OVER THIS LAND

I'D RING OUT DANGER, I'D RING OUT A WARNING

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

ALL OVER THIS LAND

 

IF I HAD A SONG, I'D SING IT IN THE MORNING

I'D SING IT IN THE EVENING, ALL OVER THIS LAND

I'D SING OUT DANGER, I'D SING OUT A WARNING

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

ALL OVER THIS LAND

 

WELL, I GOT A HAMMER, AND I'VE GOT A BELL

AND I'VE GOT A SONG ALL OVER THIS LAND

IT'S THE HAMMER OF JUSTICE

IT'S THE BELL OF FREEDOM

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

ALL OVER THIS LAND


I LOVE PARIS

COLE PORTER (FROM CAN-CAN), A

 

(Am) I LOVE PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME

I LOVE PARIS IN THE (E) FALL

I LOVE PARIS IN THE WINTER, WHEN IT DRIZZLES

I LOVE PARIS IN THE (Am) SUMMER, WHEN IT SIZZLES

 

(A) I LOVE PARIS EVERY MOMENT

EVERY MOMENT OF THE (E) YEAR

(D) I LOVE PARIS, (A) WHY, OH WHY, DO I LOVE PARIS?

BE(E)CAUSE MY LOVE IS (A) NEAR

 

REPEAT, WITH LAST LINE:

(B7) BECAUSE MY (F#) LOVE (F), BECAUSE MY LOVE (B7) IS (E) NEAR


I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY

HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY

WORDS AND MUSIC BY HANK WILLIAMS

 

HEAR THAT LONESOME WINTER BIRD

HE SOUNDS TOO BLUE TO FLY

THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN IS WHINING LOW

I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY

 

DID YOU EVER SEE A ROBIN WEEP

WHEN LEAVES BEGAN TO DIE

THAT MEANS HE'S LOST THE WILL TO LIVE

I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY

 

THE SILENCE OF A FALLING STAR

LIGHTS UP A PURPLE SKY

AND AS I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE

I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY

I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY


I'M SORRY

PATSY CLINE, C

RONNIE SELF AND DUB ALBRITTEN

 

(C) I'M SORRY, (B7) SO SORRY (C) THAT I WAS SUCH A FOOL

(Dm7) I DIDN'T (G7) KNOW (Dm7) LOVE COULD (G7) BE SO (C) CRUEL (Dm7) (G7)

 

(C) YOU TELL ME (B7) MISTAKES (C) ARE PART OF BEING YOUNG

BUT (Dm7) THAT DOESN'T RIGHT THE (G7) WRONG THAT'S BEEN (C) DONE (Dm7) (G7)

(C) I'M SORRY, (B7) SO SORRY (C) PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY

BUT (Dm7) LOVE IS (G7) BLIND AND (Dm7) I WAS TOO (G7) BLIND TO (C) SEE (F7) (C)

 

(REPEAT LAST VERSE)


I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU (LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER)

SLIM WHITMAN, C

BILLY REID

 

I'M WALKING BE(C)HIND YOU ON YOUR WEDDING (G7) DAY

AND I'LL HEAR YOU (G9) PROMISE TO LOVE AND O(C)BEY

THO' YOU MAY FORGET ME YOU'RE STILL ON MY (F) MIND

LOOK OVER YOUR (C) SHOULDER (G7) I'M WALKING BE(C)HIND

 

MAYBE I'LL (Dm7) KISS AGAIN (G7) WITH A LOVE THAT'S (C) NEW

BUT I SHALL (Am) WISH AGAIN I WAS (D7) KISSING (Dm7) YOU

(G7) 'CAUSE I'LL ALWAYS (C) LOVE YOU WHEREVER YOU (G7) GO

AND THO' WE ARE (G9) PAR(G7)TED I WANT YOU TO (C) KNOW

THAT IF THINGS GO WRONG DEAR AND FATE IS UN(F6)KIND

LOOK OVER YOUR (C) SHOULDER (G7) I'M WALKING BE(C)HIND

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

 

MAYBE I'LL KISS AGAIN WITH A LOVE THAT'S NEW

BUT I SHALL WISH AGAIN I WAS KISSING YOU

'CAUSE I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHEREVER YOU ROAM

WE COULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY LIKE DARBY AND JOAN

SO IF THINGS GO WRONG DEAR AND FATE IS UNKIND

LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER I'M WALKING BEHIND


IN DREAMS

ROY ORBISON

 

A (C) CANDY COLORED CLOWN THEY CALL THE (Am) SANDMAN

(F) TIPTOES TO MY ROOM EVERY (G7) NIGHT

(C) JUST TO SPRINKLE STARDUST AND TO (Am) WHISPER

"GO TO (F) SLEEP, EVERY(G7)THING IS AL(C)RIGHT"

 

I CLOSE MY (C) EYES, THEN I DRIFT (Dm) AWAY

INTO THE (G7) MAGIC NIGHT I SOFTLY (C) SAY

A SILENT PRAYER LIKE DREAMERS (Dm) DO

THEN I FALL A(G7)SLEEP TO DREAM, MY DREAMS OF (C) YOU

 

IN DREAMS I WALK WITH(G7) YOU

IN (F) DREAMS I (G7) TALK TO (C) YOU

IN DREAMS YOU'RE MINE, (D7) ALL THE TIME

WITH YOU (C)EV(Dm7)ER, (G7) IN (C) DREAMS, (Dm) IN (G7) DREAMS

 

BUT (C) JUST BE(Fm)FORE THE (C)DAWN

I AWAKE AND (Fm) FIND YOU (C) GONE

I CAN'T HELP IT, I CAN'T HELP IT, IF I (Dm) CRY

I RE(G7)MEMBER, THAT YOU SAID, "GOOD(C)BYE"

IT'S TOO BAD THAT (F) ALL THESE (G7) THINGS

CAN ONLY (C) HAPPEN (F) IN MY (G7) DREAMS

(C) ONLY IN (D7) DREAMS, IN (Dm7)BEAU(G7)TIFUL (C) DREAMS

 

(REPEAT FROM "I CLOSE MY EYES")


I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW

ELVIS PRESLEY

WORDS AND MUSIC BY HOWARD BARNES AND DON ROBERTSON

 

HOW MANY ARMS HAVE HELD YOU

AND HATED TO LET YOU GO

HOW MANY, HOW MANY, I WONDER

BUT I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW

 

HOW MANY LIPS HAVE KISSED YOU

AND SET YOUR SOUL AGLOW

HOW MANY, HOW MANY, I WONDER

BUT I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW

 

SO ALWAYS MAKE ME WONDER

AND ALWAYS MAKE ME GUESS

AND EVEN IF I ASK YOU

OH DARLING DON'T CONFESS

 

JUST LET IT REMAIN YOUR SECRET

FOR DARLING I LOVE YOU SO

NO WONDER, NO WONDER, I WONDER

'CAUSE I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW


I SAW THE LIGHT

HANK WILLIAMS

 

I WANDERED SO AIMLESS, LIFE FILLED WITH SIN

I WOULDN'T LET MY DEAR SAVIOR IN

THEN JESUS CAME LIKE A STRANGER IN THE NIGHT

PRAISE THE LORD I SAW THE LIGHT

 

(CHORUS) I SAW THE LIGHT, I SAW THE LIGHT

NO MORE DARKNESS, NO MORE NIGHT

NOW I'M SO HAPPY, NO SORROW IN SIGHT

PRAISE THE LORD I SAW THE LIGHT

 

JUST LIKE A BLIND MAN I WANDERED ALONG

WORRIES AND FEARS I CLAIMED FOR MY OWN

THEN LIKE THE BLIND MAN THAT GOD GAVE BACK HIS SIGHT

PRAISE THE LORD I SAW THE LIGHT (CHORUS)


IS THAT ALL THERE IS?

PEGGY LEE

JERRY LEIBER AND MIKE STOLLER

 

(SPOKEN) (C7) I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A VERY LITTLE BOY (GIRL)

(F6) OUR HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE

I'LL NEVER (C7) FORGET THE LOOK ON MY FATHER'S FACE

AS HE GATHERED ME UP (F6) IN HIS ARMS AND RACED THRU'

THE BURNING BUILDING (Bb) OUT ONTO THE PAVEMENT

(F) I STOOD THERE SHIVERING IN (C7) MY PAJAMAS

AND WATCHED THE (F) WHOLE WORLD GO UP IN FLAMES

(Bb) AND WHEN IT WAS ALL (F) OVER I SAID TO MYSELF

(Eb) "IS THAT ALL THERE IS TO A FIRE?"

 

(CHORUS) (SUNG) IS THAT ALL THERE (C9) IS?

IS THAT ALL THERE IS?

IF THAT'S ALL THERE IS MY FRIENDS

THEN LET'S KEEP (Fm7) DANCING

LET'S (Bb9) BREAK OUT THE (Fm7) BOOZE AND (Abm) HAVE A (EbM7) BALL

IF THAT'S (D7) ALL THERE (G7) IS

 

(SPOKEN) AND(Fm7) WHEN I WAS TWELVE YEARS (Abm) OLD

MY FATHER TOOK ME TO THE (Fm7) CIRCUS

THE GREATEST SHOW ON (Bb) EARTH

THERE WERE CLOWNS (Fm7) AND ELEPHANTS AND DANCING (Abm) BEARS

AND A BEAUTIFUL LADY (Eb) IN PINK TIGHTS FLEW HIGH OVER OUR HEADS.

AND (Fm) AS I SAT THERE WATCHING THE MARVELOUS (Abm) SPECTACLE

I HAD THE (Fm) FEELING THAT SOMETHING WAS (Bb) MISSING

I DON'T KNOW WHAT, (Fm) BUT WHEN IT WAS OVER I SAID TO MYSELF

(Abm) "IS THAT (Eb) ALL THERE IS TO THE CIRCUS?”

 

(CHORUS)

 

(SPOKEN) (Fm7)THEN I FELL IN LOVE, HEAD OVER (Abm) HEELS IN LOVE

WITH THE (Fm7) MOST WONDERFUL GIRL (BOY) (Abm) IN THE WORLD

WE WOULD (Fm7) TAKE LONG WALKS BY (Abm) THE RIVER

OR JUST SIT FOR HOURS

(EbM7) GAZING INTO EACH OTHER'S EYES

WE WERE SO VERY MUCH IN LOVE

(Fm7) THEN ONE DAY SHE (HE) (Abm) WENT AWAY

(Fm7) AND I THOUGHT I'D (Abm) DIE

BUT I DIDN'T, AND (Fm7) WHEN I DIDN'T I SAID (Abm) TO MYSELF

"IS (EbM7) THAT ALL THERE IS TO LOVE?"

 

(SUNG) IS THAT ALL THERE IS? (C9)

IS THAT ALL THERE IS?

IF THAT'S ALL THERE IS MY FRIENDS THEN LET'S KEEP

 

(SPOKEN) (Fm7) I KNOW WHAT YOU MUST BE (Abm) SAYING TO YOURSELVES

IF (Fm7) THAT'S THE WAY HE (SHE) FEELS (Abm) ABOUT IT WHY DOESN'T HE (SHE)

(Fm7) JUST END IT ALL?

OH, NO NOT (Abm) ME, I'M IN NO HURRY FOR (AbM7) THAT FINAL DISAPPOINTMENT

FOR I KNOW JUST AS WELL AS I'M (Fm7) STANDING HERE TALKING TO (Abm) YOU

WHEN THAT FINAL (Fm7) MOMENT COMES AND I'M (Ab) BREATHING MY LAST BREATH

I'LL (EbM7) BE SAYING TO MYSELF

 

(CHORUS, ENDING ON Cm)


IT IS NO SECRET

WILF CARTER (“MONTANA SLIM”, A CANADIAN), G

STUART HAMBLEN

 

(G) THE CHIMES OF TIME RING (C) OUT THE NEWS, (G) ANOTHER 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) I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU (I BRING HOPE TO YOU)

 

(CHORUS) IT IS NO (C) SECRET WHAT GOD CAN (G) DO

WHAT HE’S DONE FOR (D) OTHERS, HE'LL DO FOR (G) YOU

WITH ARMS WIDE (C) OPEN HE’LL PARDON (WELCOME) (G) YOU

IT IS NO (D) SECRET WHAT GOD CAN (G) DO

 

THERE IS NO NIGHT, FOR IN HIS LIGHT YOU’LL 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, DON’T RUN AWAY AND HIDE (CHORUS)


IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE

MAC DAVIS

 

(CHORUS) OH LORD IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE

WHEN YOU'RE PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

I CAN'T WAIT TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR

'CAUSE I GET BETTER LOOKIN' EACH DAY

TO KNOW ME IS TO LOVE ME

I MUST BE A HELL OF A MAN

OH LORD IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE

BUT I'M DOING THE BEST THAT I CAN

 

I USED TO HAVE A GIRLFRIEND

BUT I GUESS SHE JUST COULDN'T COMPETE

WITH ALL OF THESE LOVE-STARVED WOMEN

WHO KEEP CLAMORING AT MY FEET

WELL, I PROB'LY COULD FIND ME ANOTHER

BUT I GUESS THEY'RE ALL IN AWE OF ME

WHO CARES I NEVER GET LONESOME

'CAUSE I TREASURE MY OWN COMPANY

 

I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I'M A LONER

A COWBOY OUTLAW TOUGH AND PROUD

OH I COULD HAVE LOTS OF FRIENDS IF I WANNA

BUT THEM I WOULDN'T STAND OUT IN A CROWD

SOME FOLKS SAY THAT I'M EGOTISTICAL

HELL, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS

I GUESS IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH

THE WAY THAT I FILL OUT MY SKIN-TIGHT BLUEJEANS


IT'S NOW OR NEVER

ELVIS PRESLEY, G

AARON SCHROEDER AND WALLY GOLD

(BASED ON "O SOLO MIO")

 

(CHORUS) IT'S NOW OR (G) NEVER COME HOLD ME (Am) TIGHT

KISS ME MY DARLING BE MINE TO(G)NIGHT

(Cm) TOMORROW WILL BE TOO (G) LATE

IT'S NOW OR (D7) NEVER MY LOVE WON'T (G) WAIT

 

WHEN I FIRST (G) SAW YOU WITH YOUR SMILE SO (C) TENDER

MY HEART WAS (D7) CAPTURED MY SOUL SUR(G)RENDERED

I SPENT A LIFETIME WAITING FOR THE (C) RIGHT TIME

NOW THAT YOU'RE (G) NEAR THE TIME IS (Am7) HERE AT (G) LAST

 

(CHORUS)

 

JUST LIKE A WILLOW WE WOULD CRY AN OCEAN

IF WE LOST TRUE LOVE AND SWEET DEVOTION

YOUR LIPS EXCITE ME LET YOUR ARMS INVITE ME

FOR WHO KNOWS WHEN  WE'LL MEET AGAIN THIS WAY

 

(CHORUS)

 

IT'S NOW OR NEVER MY LOVE WON'T WAIT

IT'S NOW OR NEVER MY LOVE WON'T WAIT

IT'S NOW OR NEVER MY LOVE WON'T WAIT


IT'S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME

BILLY JOEL

 

(C) WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE (Em) CLOTHES I'M WEARING?

CAN'T YOU (Bb) TELL THAT YOUR TIE'S TOO WIDE? (F)

(C) MAYBE I SHOULD BUY SOME (Em) OLD TAB COLLARS?

WELCOME (Bb) BACK TO THE AGE OF JIVE (F)

(Em) WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING (Am) OUT LATELY HONEY?

YOU (Em) CAN'T DRESS TRASHING TILL YOU SPEND A LOT OF (G) MONEY

(C) EVERYBODY'S (Em) TALKING 'BOUT THE (Bb) NEW SOUND

(F) FUNNY, BUT IT'S (Am) STILL ROCK AND (G) ROLL TO (C) ME

 

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE CAR I'M DRIVING?

CAN'T YOU TELL THAT IT'S OUT OF STYLE?

SHOULD I GET A SET OF WHITEWALL TIRES?

ARE YOU GONNA CRUISE THE MIRACLE MILE?

NOWADAYS YOU CAN'T BE TOO SENTIMENTAL

YOUR BEST BET'S A TRUE BABY BLUE CONTINENTAL

HOT FUNK, COOL PUNK, EVEN IF IT'S OLD JUNK

IT'S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME

 

(CHORUS) OH, (G) IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY (F) SAY IN THE PAPERS

'CAUSE IT'S (E7) ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME OLD SCENE (Am)

THERE'S A (G) NEW BAND IN TOWN BUT YOU (F) CAN'T GET THE SOUND

FROM A (E7) STORY IN A MAGAZINE (Ab)

(Eb) AIMED AT YOUR AVERAGE TEEN (F)

 

HOW ABOUT A PAIR OF PINK SIDEWINGERS

AND A BRIGHT ORANGE PAIR OF PANTS?

WELL YOU COULD REALLY BE A BEAU BRUMMEL, BABY

IF YOU JUST GIVE IT HALF A CHANCE

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A NEW SET OF SPEAKERS

YOU GET MORE MILEAGE FROM A CHEAP PAIR OF SNEAKERS

NEXT PHASE, NEW WAVE, DANCE CRAZE, ANYWAYS

IT'S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME

 

(CHORUS) + OOOH!

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE CROWD I'M SEEING?

DON'T YOU KNOW THAT THEY'RE OUT OF TOUCH?

SHOULD I TRY TO BE A STRAIGHT "A" STUDENT?

IF YOU ARE, THEN YOU THINK TOO MUCH

DON'T YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NEW FASHION, HONEY?

ALL YOU NEED ARE LOOKS AND A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY

IT'S THE NEXT PHASE, NEW WAVE, DANCE CRAZE, ANYWAYS

IT'S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME

 

(C) EVERYBODY'S (Em) TALKING 'BOUT THE (Bb) NEW SOUND

(F) FUNNY, BUT IT'S (G) STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME (C)


I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL

BUCK OWENS, HARLAN HOWARD

 

(CHORUS) I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL IT'S PLAIN TO SEE

I WON'T BE MUCH WHEN YOU GET THROUGH WITH ME

WELL, I'M A-LOSING WEIGHT AND A-TURNIN' MIGHTY PALE

LOOKS LIKE I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL

 

WELL, I THOUGHT THE DAY I MET YOU

YOU WERE MEEK AS A LAMB

JUST THE KIND TO FIT MY DREAMS AND PLANS

BUT NOW THE PACE WE'RE LIVIN'

TAKES THE WIND FROM MY SAIL

AND IT LOOKS LIKE I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL (CHORUS)

 

WELL, EVERY NIGHT YOU DRAG ME

WHERE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE FOUND

THERE AIN'T NO WAY TO SLOW YOU DOWN

I'M ABOUT AS HELPLESS AS A LEAF IN A GALE

AND IT LOOKS LIKE I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL (CHORUS)


I'VE GOT NO USE FOR THE WOMEN

MARTY ROBBINS

AMERICAN COWBOY SONG

 

NOW (D) I'VE GOT NO (G) USE FOR THE (D) WOMEN, A (G) TRUE ONE MAY NEVER BE (D) FOUND

THEY'LL (G) STICK BY A MAN FOR HIS (D) MONEY, WHEN IT'S (Em) GONE THEY'LL TURN HIM (A7) DOWN

THEY'RE (D) ALL A(G)LIKE AT THE (D) BOTTOM, (G) SELFISH AND GRASPING FOR (D) ALL

THEY'LL (G) STICK BY A MAN WHEN HE'S (D) WINNING, AND (A7) LAUGH IN HIS FACE WHEN HE (D) FALLS

 

MY PAL WAS A STRAIGHT YOUNG COWPUNCHER, HONEST AND UPRIGHT AND SQUARE

BUT HE TURNED TO A HARD-SHOOTING GUNMAN, AND A WOMAN SENT HIM THERE

HE FELL IN WITH EVIL COMPANIONS, THE KIND THAT ARE BETTER OFF DEAD

WHEN A GAMBLER INSULTED HER PICTURE, HE FILLED HIM FULL OF LEAD

 

ALL THROUGH THE LONG NIGHT THEY TRAILED HIM, THROUGH MESQUITE AND THICK CHAPARRAL

AND I COULDN'T HELP CURSING THAT WOMAN, AS I SAW HIS PITCH, STAGGER AND FALL

IF SHE'D BEEN THE PAL THAT SHE SHOULD HAVE, HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN RAISING A SON

INSTEAD OF OUT THERE ON THE PRAIRIE, TO DIE BY THE CRUEL RANGER'S GUN

 

DEATH'S SLOW STING DID NOT TROUBLE, HIS CHANCES FOR LIFE WERE TOO SLIM

BUT WHERE THEY WERE PUTTING HIS BODY, WAS ALL THAT WORRIED HIM

HE LIFTED HIS HEAD ON HIS ELBOW, THE BLOOD FROM HIS WOUND FLOWED BRIGHT RED

HE LOOKED AT HIS PALS GROUPED AROUND HIM, AND WHISPERED TO THEM AND SAID

 

"OH, BURY ME OUT ON THE PRAIRIE, WHERE THE COYOTES MAY HOWL O'ER MY GRAVE

BURY ME OUT ON THE PRAIRIE, BUT FROM THEM MY BONES PLEASE SAVE

WRAP ME UP IN MY BLANKET, AND COVER ME DEEP 'NEATH THE GROUND

COVER ME OVER WITH BOULDERS, OF GRANITE HUGE AND ROUND"

 

SO THEY BURIED HIM OUT ON THE PRAIRIE, AND THE COYOTES STILL HOWL O'ER HIS GRAVE

BUT HIS SOUL IS NOW A-RESTING, FROM THE UNKIND CUT SHE GAVE

AND MANY A SIMILAR COWPUNCHER, AS HE RIDES BY THAT PILE OF STONES

RECALLS SOME SIMILAR WOMAN, AND ENVIES HIS MOLDERING BONES


I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER

ELVIS PRESLEY

WORDS AND MUSIC BY JOE BABCOCK

 

I WAS BORN IN MACON GEORGIA

THEY KEPT MY DADDY OVER IN MACON JAIL

HE TOLD ME IF YOU KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN

YOU WON'T HEAR THEM BLOODHOUNDS ON YOUR TRAIL

 

WELL I FELL IN WITH BAD COMPANIONS

ROBBED A MAN, OH UP IN TENNESSEE