COUNTRY MUSIC LYRICS

VOLUME II

WITH CHORDS

 

17 NOVEMBER 2002

UPDATED 22 JULY 2013

 

ALL IN KEY OF A, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

 

© 2002-12 Joseph George Caldwell.  All rights reserved.  Posted at Internet web site http://www.foundationwebsite.org .  May be copied or reposted for non-commercial use, with attribution.

 

 

 


FOREWORD

 

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

 

Added Note, 17 May 2004:

This volume is a version containing chords for most songs.  In a sense, it is an “answer book” to accompany the earlier edition, which omitted most chords.  Please note that most of the chordings presented here are very simple – what a new student would be expected to devise.  In most cases, they are quite adequate, and would be what anyone would use to accompany singing.  In some cases, however, more elaborate chordings are presented, because they sound so much better (and are useful practice).


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ABILENE.. 1

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

A COUPLE MORE YEARS.. 3

AFTER THE BALL. 4

AFTER THE BALL. 4

AIN'T IT AMAZING GRACIE.. 5

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL. 6

AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW SHOWING.. 7

ANY TIME.. 8

ANY TIME.. 9

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN.. 10

BAD MOON RISING.. 11

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.. 12

BEAUTIFUL DREAMER.. 14

BLUE BAYOU.. 15

BLUEBIRD ISLAND.. 16

BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL. 17

BLUE SUEDE SHOES.. 18

BONAPARTE'S RETREAT. 19

BONEY FINGERS.. 20

BRANDED MAN.. 21

BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY.. 22

BUTTONS AND BOWS.. 23

CALENDAR GIRL. 24

CAN I SLEEP IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT. 25

CAROLINA IN THE MORNING.. 26

CHANGING PARTNERS.. 27

CHANTILLY LACE.. 28

CHATTAHOOCHEE.. 29

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.. 30

CLEMENTINE.. 32

CLEMENTINE.. 33

COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER.. 34

COCAINE BLUES (AKA TRANSFUSION BLUES) 35

COME ON HOME AND SING THE BLUES TO DADDY.. 37

COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE (from Urban Cowboy) 38

COUNTRY ROADS.. 39

CRYING.. 40

DADDY SANG BASS.. 41

DELILAH.. 42

DETROIT CITY.. 43

DIXIE.. 44

DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA.. 45

DON'T LET GO.. 46

DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES.. 48

DON'T WORRY.. 49

DOWN YONDER.. 50

DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) 51

DREAMING MY DREAMS (WITH YOU) 52

DREAM LOVER.. 53

DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES.. 54

DROP KICK ME, JESUS.. 55

DRY BONES.. 56

EL PASO.. 57

EL PASO CITY.. 59

EMPTY ARMS.. 61

ENCHANTED.. 62

ENCLOSED ONE BROKEN HEART. 63

EVANGELINA.. 64

EVERYBODY'S HAD THE BLUES.. 65

FELEENA (FROM EL PASO) 66

FIVE BROTHERS.. 69

FLESH AND BLOOD.. 70

FLOWERS ON THE WALL. 72

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES.. 73

FOR THE GOOD TIMES.. 74

FOUR WALLS.. 75

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY.. 76

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY.. 78

FREIGHT TRAIN.. 79

GET A JOB.. 80

GONE.. 81

GOT NO REASON FOR GOING HOME.. 82

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.. 83

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS.. 84

WHAT CHILD IS THIS?. 85

GUANTANAMERA.. 86

HARBOR LIGHTS.. 88

HEARTACHES.. 89

HEARTBREAK HOTEL. 90

HELLO MARY LOU.. 91

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT. 92

HERE COMES THE HURT AGAIN.. 93

HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY.. 94

HEY, WON'T YOU PLAY ANOTHER SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY WRONG SONG.. 95

HIGHWAY PATROLMAN.. 96

HOME ON THE RANGE.. 98

HONEY WON'T YOU OPEN THAT DOOR.. 99

HOUND DOG.. 100

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.. 101

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.. 102

HOW GREAT THOU ART. 103

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN.. 104

I ALMOST LOST MY MIND.. 105

I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU.. 106

I DON'T CARE.. 107

I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY.. 108

I'M SORRY.. 109

I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU (LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER) 110

IN DREAMS.. 111

I REALLY DON'T WANT TO KNOW... 112

I SAW THE LIGHT. 113

I TAUGHT HER EVERYTHING SHE KNOWS.. 114

IT IS NO SECRET. 115

IT’S A COWBOY LOVIN’ NIGHT. 116

IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE.. 117

IT'S NOW OR NEVER.. 118

IT'S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME.. 119

I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL. 121

I'VE GOT NO USE FOR THE WOMEN.. 122

I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER.. 124

I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW... 125

JAILHOUSE ROCK.. 126

JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY.. 128

JOHN HENRY.. 129

JOSÉ CUERVO.. 131

JOSHUA (FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO) 132

JUST CALL ME LONESOME FROM NOW ON.. 133

KENTUCKY WALTZ. 134

KING OF THE ROAD.. 135

KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE.. 136

KNOCK THREE TIMES.. 137

LET’S THINK ABOUT LIVING.. 138

LITTLE JOE, THE WRANGLER.. 139

LONELY STREET. 141

LORD, I HOPE THIS DAY IS GOOD.. 142

LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON.. 143

MARGARITAVILLE.. 144

MASTER'S CALL. 145

MAYBE BABY.. 147

MAY THE BIRD OF PARADISE FLY UP YOUR NOSE.. 148

MIDNIGHT, ME AND THE BLUES.. 149

MISSISSIPPI 150

MONA LISA.. 151

MOODY BLUE.. 152

MOONLIGHT GAMBLER.. 153

MY LOVE.. 154

NEVER ON SUNDAY.. 155

NINETY MILES AN HOUR (DOWN A DEAD-END STREET) 156

NORTH TO ALASKA.. 157

NORTH WIND.. 159

OH BABY MINE (I GET SO LONELY) 160

OH CAROLINA.. 161

OH, OH, I'M FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN.. 162

OH, PRETTY WOMAN.. 163

OLD DOGS, CHILDREN AND WATERMELON WINE.. 164

ONE DAY AT A TIME.. 166

ONE HAS MY NAME, THE OTHER HAS MY HEART. 167

ONE NIGHT. 168

ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) 169

ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE.. 170

ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL. 171

PADRE.. 172

PANCHO & LEFTY.. 173

PEGGY SUE.. 175

PICK THE WILDWOOD FLOWER.. 176

PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA.. 177

PRAIRIE FIRE.. 178

PROUD MARY.. 180

QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) 181

RAINY DAY WOMAN.. 183

RED HEADED STRANGER.. 184

RED RIVER VALLEY.. 186

RED RIVER VALLEY.. 187

RIDE COWBOY RIDE.. 188

RIGHT OR WRONG.. 190

RING OF FIRE.. 191

ROCK ABOUT MY SARO JANE.. 192

ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY.. 193

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK.. 194

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK.. 195

ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR.. 196

ROCK OF AGES.. 197

ROCKY TOP.. 199

ROLL ALONG KENTUCKY MOON.. 200

ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS.. 201

RUNNING GUN.. 202

SAGINAW, MICHIGAN.. 204

SAN ANGELO.. 205

SAN ANGELO.. 207

SAN QUENTIN.. 209

SAN ANTONIO STROLL. 210

SCHOOL DAYS.. 211

SEA OF HEARTBREAK.. 212

SHE'S GOT YOU.. 213

SHE'S NOT YOU.. 214

SHE THINKS I STILL CARE.. 215

SHOULD I COME HOME (OR SHOULD I GO CRAZY) 216

SINCE I MET YOU BABY.. 217

SIXTEEN TONS.. 218

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES.. 219

SNOWBIRD.. 220

SOLDIER'S LAST LETTER.. 221

SONG SUNG BLUE.. 222

SPLISH SPLASH.. 223

SQUAWS ALONG THE YUKON.. 224

STAGGER LEE.. 225

STAY ALL NIGHT (STAY A LITTLE LONGER) 226

SWEET CAROLINE.. 227

TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC.. 228

THE AUCTIONEER.. 231

THE BALLAD OF IRA HAYES.. 234

THE HILLS OF CAROLINE.. 236

THE JAMESTOWN FERRY.. 237

THE LITTLE GREEN VALLEY.. 238

THE LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA.. 239

THE LONG BLACK VEIL. 240

THE MAGIC TOUCH.. 241

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL. 242

THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR.. 243

THE OLD FRENCH QUARTER.. 244

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.. 245

THE RACE IS ON.. 246

THIS IS IT. 247

THERE WON'T BE ANYMORE.. 248

THE STRAWBERRY ROAN.. 249

THE STRAWBERRY ROAN.. 251

THE STREETS OF LAREDO.. 254

THE UNCLOUDED DAY.. 255

THE WABASH CANNONBALL. 256

THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA.. 257

THEY'RE HANGING ME TONIGHT. 258

THINGS.. 259

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND.. 260

THOSE WERE THE DAYS.. 261

TINY BUBBLES.. 262

TO EACH HIS OWN.. 263

TOM DOOLEY.. 264

TRAVELIN' MAN.. 265

TROUBLE IN MIND.. 266

TRYING TO LOVE TWO WOMEN.. 267

TULSA TIME.. 268

TWILIGHT TIME.. 269

UNDER THE BOARDWALK.. 270

UTAH CAROL. 271

WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE.. 273

WHAT PART OF NO DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND.. 274

WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER.. 275

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN.. 276

WHEN YOU'RE HOT YOU'RE HOT. 277

WHEN YOU SAY LOVE.. 279

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE.. 280

WHISPERING HOPE.. 282

WHITE SILVER SANDS.. 283

WILLKOMMEN.. 284

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 285

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 286

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN.. 287

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL. 288

WITH THIS RING I THEE WED.. 289

YELLOW BIRD.. 290

YELLOW RIVER.. 291

YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY MY NAME.. 292

YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND.. 294

YOU'RE THE ONLY WORLD I KNOW... 295

 

 


ABILENE

GEORGE HAMILTON IV

LESTER BROWN, JOHN D LOUDERMILK & BOB GIBSON

 

(G) ABILENE, (B7) ABILENE

(C) PRETTIEST TOWN I'VE (G) EVER SEEN

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

IN ABI(G)LENE, MY (C) ABI(G)LENE

 

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

IN ABILENE, MY ABILENE

 

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

 

(A) YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD YOU NEVER WAS MY GIRL

YOU CAN BURN MY CLOTHES WHEN I'M (E) GONE

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

AND LAUGH AND JOKE ABOUT ME ON THE (A) 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)


A COUPLE MORE YEARS

BOBBY ANGEL, WAYLON JENNINGS, RONNIE DREW AND ELEANOR SHANLEY

SHEL SILVERSTEIN & DENNIS MICHAEL LOCORRIERE

 

(G) I'VE GOT A COUPLE MORE YEARS ON YOU, BABE, THAT'S (D) ALL

I'VE HAD MORE CHANCES TO (D7) FLY, MORE PLACES TO (G) FALL

AND IT’S NOT THAT I'M WISER, IT'S JUST THAT I'VE SPENT MORE (G7) TIME WITH MY BACK TO THE (C) WALL

I'VE (D) PICKED UP A COUPLE MORE (D7) YEARS ON YOU, BABE, THAT'S (G) ALL

 

I'VE WALKED A COUPLE MORE ROADS THAN YOU, BABE, THAT'S (D) ALL

I'M TIRED OF RUNNIN' WHILE YOU'RE ONLY LEARNING TO (G) CRAWL

AND YOU'RE GOIN’ SOMEWHERE, BUT I'VE BEEN SOMEWHERE, AND (G7) FOUND IT WAS NOWHERE AT (C) ALL

I'VE (D) PICKED UP A COUPLE MORE (D7) YEARS ON YOU BABE, THAT'S (G) ALL

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

SAYIN' GOODBYE, GIRL NEVER COMES EASY AT (D) ALL

BUT YOU'VE GOT TO FLY WHEN YOU HEAR THOSE YOUNG EAGLES (G) CALL

SOMEDAY WHEN YOU'RE OLDER, YOU'LL (G7) SMILE AT A MAN STRONG AND (C) TALL

AND YOU'LL SAY, (D) I'VE GOT A COUPLE MORE (D7) YEARS ON YOU, BABE, THAT'S (G) ALL

 

YOU’LL SAY, I'VE GOT A COUPLE MORE YEARS ON YOU BABE, THAT'S (D) ALL

I'VE HAD MORE CHANCES TO FLY, MORE PLACES TO (G) FALL

AND IT’S NOT THAT I'M WISER, IT'S JUST THAT I'VE SPENT MORE (G7) TIME WITH MY BACK TO THE (C) WALL

I'VE (D) PICKED UP A COUPLE MORE (D7) YEARS ON YOU BABE, THAT'S (G) ALL

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO LINES)

 
AFTER THE BALL

JOHN R CASH

JOHN R CASH

 

(A) I HEAR PEOPLE LAUGHING ON THE CORNER, BY THE SQUARE

THE NEON FLICKERS ON MY WALL AND I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE

(D) I'VE BEEN IN HERE A-LISTENING FOR YOUR FOOTSTEPS DOWN THE HALL

AND I'LL BE (A) WAITING FOR YOU (E) AFTER THE (A) BALL

 

(CHORUS) AFTER THE BALL IS OVER, AFTER THE BALL

IF YOU CANNOT STAND, I'VE GOT A PLACE FOR YOU TO FALL

THE BLINDS ARE DRAWN AND I HAVE TURNED THE CLOCK-FACE TO THE WALL

I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU AFTER THE BALL

 

LOVING YOU IS SWEET ADDICTION, I NEED ONLY YOU

JUST AS LONG AS YOU COME BACK WE'LL DO WHAT YOU WANT TO

GIVE THE NIGHT YOUR LAUGHTER BUT I'LL HAVE YOU AFTER ALL

I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU AFTER THE BALL (CHORUS 2X)

 


AIN'T IT AMAZING GRACIE

BUCK OWENS

 

I'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD

BUT NO OTHER GIRL EVER THRILLED ME

THE WAY THAT YOU DO

AIN'T IT AMAZING HOW I LOVE YOU

 

WELL, I LEFT MY GRACIE

AND I COUGHT A BIG TRAIN

SEARCHING FOR WEALTH AND FAME

BUT EVERY CLICKETY-CLACK

OF THE RAILROAD TRACK

SEEMED TO BRING OUT MY GRACIE'S NAME

 

WELL, AIN'T IT AMAZING GRACIE

HOW MUCH THAT I LOVE YOU

I'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD

BUT NO OTHER GIRL EVER THRILLED ME

THE WAY THAT YOU DO

AIN'T IT AMAZING HOW I LOVE YOU

 

WELL SHE'S NOT THE PRETTIEST GIRL

IN THE WORLD I KNOW

SHE'S NOT THE SMARTEST ONE TOO

BUT SHE'S ALWAYS THERE

AND I KNOW SHE CARES

AND I KNOW HER LITTLE HEART IS TRUE

WELL AIN'T IT AMAZING GRACIE

 

I MET A LOT OF PRETTY GIRLS

WHEREVER I'D GO

NONE COULD EVER TAKE HER PLACE

'CAUSE EVERYTIME I'D LOOK INTO THEIR EYES

I KEEP A SEEIN' MY GRACIE'S FACE

WELL AIN'T IT AMAZING GRACIE

 


ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A GIRL

JOHNNY HORTON

 

(G) WELL, TODAY I'M SO WEARY, TO(C)DAY I'M SO (G) BLUE

(C) SAD AND BROKEN-(G)HEARTED AND IT'S (D) ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

(G) LIFE WAS SO SWEET, DEAR, (C) LIFE WAS A (G) SONG

(C) NOW YOU'VE GONE AND (G) LEFT ME, OH, (D) WHERE DO I BE(G)LONG?

 

(CHORUS) AND IT'S ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A (C) DEAR LITTLE (G) GIRL

ALL FOR THE LOVE THAT SETS YOUR (D) HEART IN A WHIRL

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

ALL FOR THE (D) LOVE OF A (G) GIRL

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(CHORUS)


AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW SHOWING

LEROY VAN DYKE

 

 (CHORUS) (G) AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW (C) SHOWING

(D) I’M PRETENDING I NO LONGER (G) CARE

BUT FOR THOSE WHO KNOW ME WELL

THE (C) MARQEE CLEARLY SPELLS

AN (D) OLD LOVE AFFAIR NOW (G) 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

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 FROM “ANY TIME YOU FEEL DOWNHEARTED”)


ANY TIME

EDDIE ARNOLD (G)

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

THAT'S THE (D) TIME I'LL (C) COME ON (D7) HOME TO (G) YOU

 

(REPEAT FROM “ANYTIME YOU FEEL DOWN-HEARTED”)


BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

GENE AUTRY

RAY WHITLEY AND GENE AUTRY

 

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

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

WHERE THE (C) LONG-HORNED CATTLE FEED

ON THE (G) LOWLY JIMSON (E7) WEED

I'M (A) BACK IN THE (A7) SADDLE A(D)GAIN

 

I'M (G) RIDING THE (D7) RANGE ONCE (G) MORE

(C) TOTIN' MY OLD FORTY-(G)FOUR

WHERE YOU (C) SLEEP OUT EVERY NIGHT

WHERE THE (G) ONLY LAW IS (E7) "RIGHT"

I'M (A7) BACK IN THE (D7) SADDLE A(G)GAIN

 

(G7) WHOOPY-(C)TI-YI-YO

(G) ROCKING TO AND FRO'

BACK IN THE SADDLE A(D7)GAIN

(G7) WHOOPY-(C)TI-YI-YAY

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

(A7) BACK IN THE (D7) SADDLE A(G)GAIN.


BAD MOON RISING

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

J.C. FOGERTY

 

(A) I SEE THE (E) BAD MOON A(A)RISING

I SEE (E) TROUBLE ON THE (A) WAY

I SEE (E) EARTHQUAKES AND (A) LIGHTNIN'

I SEE (E) BAD TIMES TO(A)DAY

 

(CHORUS:) (D) DON'T GO AROUND TONIGHT

WELL, IT'S (A) BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE

(E) THERE'S A BAD MOON ON THE (A) 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

 

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

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

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

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

(CHORUS) GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

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

GLORY! GLORY! HALLELUJAH!

HIS (B7) TRUTH IS MARCHING (E) ON

 

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

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

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

HIS (B7) DAY IS MARCHING (E) ON (CHORUS)

 

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

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

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

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

 

HE HAS SOUNDED FORTH THE TRUMPET THAT SHALL NEVER CALL RETREAT

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

WHILE (B7) GOD IS MARCHING (E) ON (CHORUS)

 

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

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

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

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


BEAUTIFUL DREAMER

STEPHEN C FOSTER, 1861

 

(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

ROY ORBISON - JOE MELSON

 

(E) I FEEL SO BAD I'VE GOT A WORRIED MIND

(B7) I'M SO LONESOME ALL THE TIME

SINCE I LEFT MY BABY BEHIND ON (E) BLUE BAYOU

SAVING NICKELS, SAVING DIMES

(B7) WORKING TILL THE SUN DON'T SHINE

LOOKING FORWARD TO HAPPIER TIMES ON (E) BLUE BAYOU

 

I'M GOING BACK SOME DAY COME WHAT MAY TO BLUE (B7) BAYOU

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

ALL THOSE FISHING BOATS WITH THEIR SAILS AFLOAT

IF (A) I COULD ONLY (Am) SEE

THAT FA(E)MILIAR SUNRISE THROUGH (B7) SLEEPY EYES HOW (E) 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 (B7) NEVER BE BLUE, MY DREAMS COME TRUE ON BLUE BA(E)YOU


BLUEBIRD ISLAND

HANK SNOW & ANITA CARTER

HANK SNOW

 

(A) MY (E7) SHIP SET (A) SAIL TO (D) BLUEBIRD (A) ISLAND

AND SLOWLY (E7) DRIFTED OUT TO (A) SEA

HER (E7) SILVER (A) SAILS TO (D) CROSS THE (A) OCEAN

MY LOVER'S (E7) LONELY HEART SET (A) FREE

 

THEN OUT A(D)CROSS THE (A) WAVES, THE (E7) BLUEBIRDS (A) CAME ONE DAY

OUT (E7) O'ER THE SILVER SEA, YOUR (A) MESSAGE BROUGHT TO ME

TO (B7) SAIL MY SHIP OF LOVE ALONG THE (E) MOONLIT BAY

AND (B7) ANCHOR IN THE HARBOR OF YOUR (E7) HEART

 

THE TRADE WINDS (A) THERE ON (D) BLUEBIRD (A) ISLAND

SOON DRIED HER (E7) LONELY TEARS A(A)WAY

THE (E7) TREASURE (A) I FOUND (D) BROKEN-(A)HEARTED

WAS LOCKED (E7) WITHIN MY HEART TO (A) STAY


BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL

EMMYLOU HARRIS

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

 

(CHORUS) 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

(CHORUS + REPEAT LAST LINE)


BLUE SUEDE SHOES

ELVIS PRESLEY

WORDS AND MUSIC BY CARL PERKINS

 

(A) WELL, IT'S ONE FOR THE MONEY

TWO FOR THE SHOW

THREE TO GET READY

NOW GO, CAT, GO

 

BUT (D) DON'T YOU STEP ON MY BLUE SUEDE (A) SHOES

YOU CAN (E) DO ANYTHING BUT LAY OFF OF MY BLUE SUEDE (E) 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

 

(G) MET THE 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 (D7) TOLD HER OF HER MANY CHARMS

I (G) KISSED HER WHILE THE FIDDLES PLAYED THE (D7) BONAPARTE'S RE(G)TREAT

 

ALL THE (G7) WORLD WAS BRIGHT AS I HELD HER ON THAT NIGHT

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

(G) SO I HELD HER IN MY ARMS AND (D7) TOLD HER OF HER MANY CHARMS

I (G) KISSED HER WHILE THE FIDDLES PLAYED THE (D7) BONAPARTE'S RE(G)TREAT


BONEY FINGERS

HOYT AXTON, RENEE ARMAND

 

(G) RAIN COMIN' DOWN FROM THE ROOF WON'T HOLD HER

WELL, I (C) LOST MY JOB AND I FEEL A LITTLE OLDER

(D) CAR WON'T RUN AND OUR LOVE'S GROWN COLDER

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER IN THE MORNING

(D) MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER

 

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

(C) KIDS ALL CRYING AND YOU'RE BREAKIN' MY HEART

(D) WHOLE DAMN PLACE IS FALLIN' APART, BUT

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER IN THE MORNING

(D) MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER

 

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

BONEY (G) FINGERS, (D) BONEY (G) FINGERS

 

I'VE BEEN BROKE AS LONG AS I REMEMBER

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

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

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER IN THE MORNING

(D) MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER (REFRAIN)

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

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

(C) WHOLE DARN WORLD IS GOIN' TO POT

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

MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER IN THE MORNING

(D) MAYBE THINGS'LL GET A LITTLE (G) BETTER (REFRAIN)

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE, PLUS REFRAIN TWICE)


BRANDED MAN

MERLE HAGGARD

 

I'D LIKE TO HOLD MY HEAD UP AND BE PROUD OF WHO I AM

BUT THEY WON'T LET MY SECRET GO UNTOLD

I PAID THE DEBT I OWED THEM, BUT THEY'RE STILL NOT SATISFIED

NOW I'M A BRANDED MAN OUT IN THE COLD

 

WHEN THEY LET ME OUT OF PRISON,I HELD MY HEAD UP HIGH

DETERMINED I WOULD RISE ABOVE THE SHAME

BUT NO MATTER WHERE I'M LIVING, THE BLACK MARK FOLLOWS ME

I'M BRANDED WITH A NUMBER ON MY NAME

 

(REPEAT VERSE 1)

 

IF I LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED, I GUESS I'LL NEVER CLEAR MY NAME

'CAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS I'VE BEEN IN JAIL

NO MATTER WHERE I'M LIVING, I'VE GOT TO TELL THEM WHERE I'VE BEEN

OR THEY'LL SEND ME BACK TO PRISON IF I FAIL

 

(REPEAT VERSE 1)

 

NOW I'M A BRANDED MAN OUT IN THE COLD


BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY

SARAH VAUGHN

LYRIC BY HAL DAVID, MUSIC BY SHERMAN EDWARDS

 

(HIGH) (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

(LOW) (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

 

(LOW) (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

 

(HIGH) 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 A-TENDER LOVE, OH

(LOW) (C) BROKEN-HEARTED (Am) MELODY

(C) WON'T YOU BRING HER (Am) BACK TO ME?

(F) SING TO HER UN(G7)TIL SHE YEARNS

(F) FOR WHEN SHE (G7) RETURNS

NO MORE WILL YOU (C) BE

A (G7) BROKEN-HEARTED MELO(C)DY

 

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

(G7) OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-OOH-UH-(C)OOH-UH-OOH-OOH

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

(Hal David wrote The Story of My Life, which Marty Robbins sang in 1957.  Hal David and Burt Bacharach were both awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on 21 May 2012, in a celebration “In Performance at the White House.”)


BUTTONS AND BOWS

JAY LIVINGSTON AND RAY EVANS

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 (Am) ME IN (C) THIS PRAI(Am)RIE

TAKE ME (C) WHERE THE (Am) CEMENT (C) GROWS

(F) LET'S MOVE DOWN IN (C) SOME BIG (F) TOWN

WHERE THEY (C) LOVE A (Am) GAL BY THE (C) CUT OF HER (Am) CLOTHES

AND (C) YOU'LL STAND (Am) OUT IN (G7) BUTTONS AND (C) 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 (D7) FRIENDS DON'T TOTE A (G7) GUN

 

MY (C) BONES DE(Am)NOUNCE THE (C) BUCKBOARD (Am) BOUNCE

AND THE (C) CACTUS (Am) HURTS MY (C) TOES

(F) LET'S VAMOOSE WHERE (C) GALS KEEP (F) USIN'

THOSE (C) SILKS AND (Am) SATINS AND (C) LINEN THAT (Am) SHOWS

AND (C) YOU'RE ALL (Am) MINE IN (G7) 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

HOWARD GREENFIELD - NEIL SEDAKA

 

(G) I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY (Em) CALENDAR GIRL

(G) YEAH, SWEET (Em) CALENDAR GIRL

(G) I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY (Em) CALENDAR GIRL

(Am7) EACH AND EVERY (D7) DAY OF THE (G) YEAR

 

(G) JANUARY, YOU START THE YEAR OFF FINE

(Em) FEBRUARY YOU'RE MY LITTLE VALENTINE

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

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

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

I (G) LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY LITTLE (E7) CALENDAR GIRL

EVERY (A7) DAY, EVERY (D7) DAY, OF THE (G) YEAR

 

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

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

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

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

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

I (G) LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY LITTLE (E7) CALENDAR GIRL

EVERY (A7) DAY, EVERY (D7) DAY, OF THE (G) YEAR

 

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

(Em) ROMEO AND JULIET ON HALLOWEEN, NO-

(G) VEMBER I'LL GIVE THANKS THAT YOU BELONG TO ME, DE-

(Em) CEMBER YOU'RE THE PRESENT 'NEATH MY CHRISTMAS TREE

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

I (G) LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE MY LITTLE (E7) CALENDAR GIRL

EVERY (A7) DAY, EVERY (D7) DAY, OF THE (G) YEAR


CAN I SLEEP IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT

WILLIE NELSON

 

(C) CAN I SLEEP IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT LADY

IT'S SO COLD LYING HERE ALL A(G)LONE

AND I (C) HAVE NO HOLD TO HOLD (F) ON YOU

AND I AS(G)SURE YOU I'LL DO YOU NO (C) WRONG

 

DON'T KNOW WHY BUT THE ONE I LOVE LEFT ME

LEFT ME LONELY AND COLD AND SO WEAK

AND I NEED SOMEONE'S ARMS TO HOLD ME

TILL I'M STRONG ENOUGH TO GET BACK ON MY FEET

 

CAN I SLEEP IN YOUR ARMS...

[ PIANO ]

 

CAN I SLEEP IN YOUR ARMS...

[ GUITAR - HARMONICA ]

 


CAROLINA IN THE MORNING

AL JOLSON, JUDY GARLAND, DEAN MARTIN

LYRICS BY GUS KAHN, MUSIC BY WALTER DONALDSON

 

(G) NOTHING COULD BE FINER

THAN TO BE IN CAROLINA IN THE (D7) MORNING

(Am) NO ONE COULD BE SWEETER

THAN MY SWEETIE WHEN I MEET HER IN THE (G) MOR(G7)NING

 

(high) (C) WHERE THE MORNING (G) (low) GLORIES

(high) (C) TWINE AROUND THE (G) (low) DOOR

(rising) (A7) WHISPERING PRETTY (D) STORIES

(falling) (E7) I LONG TO (A7) HEAR ONCE (D7) MORE

 

(G) STROLLING WITH MY GIRLIE

WHERE THE DEW IS PEARLY EARLY IN THE (D7) MORNING

(Am) BUTTERFLIES ALL FLUTTER UP

AND KISS EACH LITTLE BUTTERCUP AT (G) DAW(G7)NING

 

(G) IF I HAD ALADDIN'S LAMP FOR ONLY A (G7) DAY

(C) I'D MAKE A WISH AND (A7) HERE'S WHAT I'D (D7) SAY

(G) NOTHING COULD BE (Am) FINER

THAN TO (G) BE IN CARO(E7)LINA IN THE (A7) MOR(D7,G)NING


CHANGING PARTNERS

PATTI PAGE, KAY STARR, DINAH SHORE, BING CROSBY

WORDS BY JOE DARION AND MUSIC BY LARRY COLEMAN

 

(E) WE WERE WALTZING TOGETHER TO A DREAMY MELO(A)DY

WHEN THEY (B7) CALLED OUT "CHANGE PARTNERS"

AND YOU (E) WALTZED AWAY FROM ME

NOW MY ARMS FEEL SO EMPTY AS I GAZE AROUND THE (A) FLOOR

AND I'LL KEEP ON CHANGING (E) PARTNERS

TILL I (B7) HOLD YOU ONCE (E) MORE

 

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

IN THAT (B7) WONDERFUL MOMENT SOMETHING (E) HAPPENED TO MY HEART

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

OH, MY DARLING I WILL (E) NEVER CHANGE (B7) PARTNERS A(E)GAIN

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

(REPEAT PREVIOUS VERSE)


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!

 

(D) CHANTILLY (A) LACE AND A PRETTY FACE

AND A PONY(D)TAIL HANGIN' DOWN

A WIGGLE IN HER (A) WALK AND A GIGGLE IN HER TALK

(D) MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND

AIN'T (G) NOTHING IN THE WORLD LIKE A BIG EYED GIRL

TO MAKE ME (D) ACT SO FUNNY, MAKE ME SPEND MY MONEY

MAKE ME (A) FEEL REAL LOOSE LIKE A LONG-NECKED GOOSE

LIKE A – (D) 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!

 

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!


CHATTAHOOCHEE

ALAN JACKSON

 

(A) WAY DOWN YONDER ON THE CHATTAHOOCHEE

IT GETS HOTTER THAN A (E) HOOCHIE (A) COOCHIE

WE LAID RUBBER ON THE GEORGIA ASPHALT

WE GOT A LITTLE CRAZY BUT WE (E) NEVER GOT (A) CAUGHT

 

(CHORUS) (D) DOWN BY THE RIVER ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

A (A) PYRAMID OF CANS IN THE (E) PALE (A) MOONLIGHT

(D) TALKING ‘BOUT CARS AND DREAMING ‘BOUT WOMEN

(E) NEVER HAD A PLAN JUST A LIVIN’ FOR THE MINUTE

YEAH (A) WAY DOWN YONDER ON THE CHATTAHOOCHEE

NEVER KNEW HOW MUCH THAT MUDDY WATER (E) MEANT TO (A) ME

BUT I LEARNED HOW TO SWIM AND I LEARNED WHO I WAS

A LOT ABOUT LIVIN’ AND A (E) LITTLE ‘BOUT (A) LOVE

 

WELL WE FOGGED UP THE WINDOWS IN MY OLD CHEVY

I WAS WILLING BUT SHE WASN’T READY

SO A SETTLED FOR A BURGER AND A GRAPE SNOW CONE

DROPPED HER OFF EARLY BUT I DIDN’T GO HOME (CHORUS)

 

WAY DOWN YONDER ON THE CHATTAHOOCHEE

IT GETS HOTTER THAN A HOOCHIE COOCHIE

WE LAID RUBBER ON THE GEORGIA ASPHALT

WE GOT A LITTLE CRAZY BUT WE NEVER GOT CAUGHT

 

WELL WE FOOGED UP THE WINDOWS IN MY OLD CHEVY

I WAS WILLING BUT SHE WASNT READY

SO A SETTLED FOR A BURGER AND A GRAPE SNOW CONE

DROPPED HER OFF EARLY BUT I DIDN’T GO HOME (CHORUS)

 

A LOT ABOUT LIVIN’ AND A LITTLE ‘BOUT LOVE


CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

JOHN DENVER, WILLIE NELSON

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 NAMES

(Bm) FREIGHT YARDS FULL OF OLD BLACK MEN

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

 

(CHORUS) (C) GOOD MORNING A(D7)MERICA, HOW (G) ARE YOU?

(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 (A) GONE FIVE HUNDRED (D) MILES WHEN THE DAY IS (G) DONE

 

DEALING CARDS WITH THE (D) OLD MEN IN THE (G) CLUB CAR

(Em) PENNY-A-POINT, AIN'T (C) NO ONE KEEPING (G) SCORE

WON’T YOU PASS THE PAPER (D) BAG THAT HOLDS THE (G) BOTTLE

(Em) FEEL THE WHEELS A-(D)RUMBLING 'NEATH THE (G) FLOOR

AND THE (Em) SONS OF PULLMAN PORTERS

AND THE (Bm) SONS OF ENGINEERS

(D) RIDE THEIR FATHERS' MAGIC CARPETS MADE OF (A) STEEL

(Em) MOTHERS WITH THEIR BABES ASLEEP

ARE (Bm) ROCKING TO THE GENTLE BEAT

AND THE (D) RHYTHM OF THE (D7) RAILS IS ALL THEY (G) FEEL (CHORUS)

 

NIGHTTIME ON THE (D) “CITY OF NEW (G) ORLEANS”

(Em) CHANGING CARS IN (C) MEMPHIS, TENNE(G)SSEE

HALFWAY HOME, (D) WE'LL BE THERE BY (G) MORNING

THROUGH THE (Em) MISSISSIPPI DARKNESS (D) ROLLING DOWN TO THE (G) SEA

AND (Em) ALL THE TOWNS AND PEOPLE SEEM

TO (Bm) FADE INTO A BAD DREAM

AND THE (D) STEEL RAILS STILL AIN'T HEARD THE (A) NEWS

THE CON(Em)DUCTOR SINGS HIS SONG AGAIN

THE (Bm) PASSENGERS WILL PLEASE REFRAIN

THIS (D) TRAIN’S GOT THE DISA(D7)PPEARING RAILROAD (G) BLUES (CHORUS)

 


CLEMENTINE

AMERICAN MINING SONG, PROBABLY FROM CALIFORNIA

ATTRIBUTED TO PERCY MONTROSE, 1863 OR 1883

 

(G) IN A 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

WOODY HARRIS

 

(G) IN A CAVERN DOWN BY A CANYON

EXCAVATIN' FOR A (D7) MINE

THERE LIVED A MINER FROM NORTH CARO(G)LINA

AND HIS (D7) DAUGHTER, CLEMEN(G)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

 

SHE 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

HEY, I'M NO SWIMMER BUT WERE SHE SLIMMER

I MIGHT'A SAVED THAT 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' CLEMENTINE

YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

FARE THEE WELL, MY CLEMENTINE


COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER

LORETTA LYNN

 

(D) WELL, I WAS BORN A (G) COAL MINER´S (D) DAUGHTER

IN A CABIN ON A (E7) HILL IN BUTCHER (A7) HOLLER

WE WERE (D) POOR, BUT WE HAD LOVE

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

HE SHOVELED COAL TO (A7) MAKE A POOR MAN´S (D) DOLLAR

 

MY DADDY WORKED ALL (G) NIGHT IN THE VANLEER (D) COAL MINE

ALL DAY LONG IN THE (E7) FIELD A-HOEIN´ (A7) CORN

MOMMY (D) ROCKED THE BABIES AT NIGHT

AND READ THE (G) BIBLE BY THE COAL OIL (D) LIGHT

AND EVER’THING WOULD START ALL (A7) OVER COME BREAK OF (D) MORN´

 

DADDY LOVED AND RAISED EIGHT (G) KIDS ON A MINER´S (D) PAY

MOMMY SCRUBBED OUR CLOTHES ON A (E7) WASHBOARD EVER’ (A7) DAY

I´VE (D) SEEN HER FINGERS BLEED

TO COM(G)PLAIN THERE WAS NO (D) NEED

SHE´D SMILE IN MOMMY´S (A7) UNDERSTANDING (D) WAY

 

IN THE SUMMERTIME WE (G) DIDN´T HAVE SHOES TO (D) WEAR

BUT IN THE WINTERTIME WE´D (E7) ALL GET A BRAND NEW (A7) PAIR

FROM A (D) MAIL ORDER CATALOG

MONEY (G) MADE FROM SELLIN´ A (D) HOG

DADDY ALWAYS MANAGED TO (A7) GET THE MONEY (D) SOMEWHERE

 

YEAH! I´M PROUD TO BE A (G) COAL MINER´S (D) DAUGHTER

I REMEMBER WELL, THE (E7) WELL WHERE I DREW (A7) WATER

THE (D) WORK WE DONE WAS HARD

AT NIGHT WE´D (G) SLEEP ´CAUSE WE WERE (D) TIRED

I NEVER THOUGHT OF EVER (A7) LEAVING BUTCHER (D) HOLLER

 

WELL A LOT OF THINGS HAVE (G) CHANGED SINCE WAY BACK (D) THEN

AND IT´S SO GOOD TO BE (E7) BACK HOME A(A7)GAIN

NOT (D) MUCH LEFT BUT THE FLOOR

NOTHING (G) LIVES HERE ANY(D)MORE

EXCEPT THE MEM´RIES OF A (A7) COAL MINER´S (D) DAUGHTER


COCAINE BLUES (AKA TRANSFUSION BLUES)

JOHNNY CASH (1958)

T. J. ARNALL

 

(A) EARLY ONE MORNIN' WHILE MAKIN' THE ROUNDS

I TOOK A SHOT OF COCAINE AND I (E) SHOT MY WOMAN DOWN

I WENT RIGHT HOME AND I WENT TO BED

I (A) STUCK THAT LOVIN' 44 BE(E)NEATH MY (A) HEAD

 

GOT UP NEXT MORNIN' AND I GRABBED THAT GUN

TOOK A SHOT OF COCAINE AND AWAY I RUN

MADE A GOOD RUN BUT I RAN TOO SLOW

THEY OVERTOOK ME DOWN IN JUAREZ MEXICO

 

LATE IN THE HOT JOINTS TAKIN' THE PILLS

IN WALKED THE SHERIFF FROM JERICHO HILL

HE SAID, “WILLY LEE, YOUR NAME IS NOT JACK BROWN

YOU'RE THE DIRTY HACK THAT SHOT YOUR WOMAN DOWN”

 

SAID “YES, OH YES, MY NAME IS WILLY LEE

IF YOU'VE GOT A WARRANT JUST A-READ IT TO ME

SHOT HER DOWN BECAUSE SHE MADE ME SORE

I THOUGHT I WAS HER DADDY BUT SHE HAD FIVE MORE”

 

WHEN I WAS ARRESTED I WAS DRESSED IN BLACK

THEY PUT ME ON A TRAIN AND THEY TOOK ME BACK

HAD NO FRIEND FOR TO GO MY BAIL

THEY SLAPPED MY DRIED UP CARCASS IN THAT COUNTY JAIL

 

EARLY NEXT MORNIN' BOUT A-HALF-PAST NINE

I SPIED THE SHERIFF COMING DOWN THE LINE

AH, AND HE COUGHED AS HE CLEARED HIS THROAT

HE SAID COME ON YOU DIRTY HACK INTO THAT DISTRICT COURT

 

INTO THE COURTROOM MY TRIAL BEGAN

WHERE I WAS HANDLED BY TWELVE HONEST MEN

JUST BEFORE THE JURY STARTED OUT

I SAW THE LITTLE JUDGE COMMENCE TO LOOK ABOUT

 

IN ABOUT FIVE MINUTES IN WALKED THE MAN

HOLDING THE VERDICT IN HIS RIGHT HAND

THE VERDICT READ (MURDER) IN THE FIRST DEGREE

I HOLLERED LAWDY, LAWDY, HAVE A-MERCY ON ME

 

THE JUDGE HE SMILED AS HE PICKED UP HIS PEN

NINETY-NINE YEARS IN THE FOLSOM PEN

NINETY-NINE YEARS UNDERNEATH THAT GROUND

I CAN'T FORGET THE DAY I SHOT THAT BAD BITCH DOWN

 

(D) COME ON YOU'VE GOTTA LISTEN UNTO ME

(E) LAY OFF THAT WHISKEY AND (D) LET THAT (E) COCAINE (A) BE

 


COME ON HOME AND SING THE BLUES TO DADDY

 

BOB LUMAN, WAYLON JENNINGS, FARON YOUNG, CHARLIE PRIDE

RAY CORBIN

 

(A) WELL, I HEAR THAT YOUR NEW ROMANCE HAS (E) FADED

JUST THE WAY OURS DID SOME TIME A(A)GO

WHY, I'VE LOST COUNT OF ALL THE TIMES I'VE (E) WAITED

FOR YOU TO TELL ME THAT YOU'VE MISSED ME (A) SO

 

(CHORUS) SO, COME ON HOME AND SING THE BLUES TO DADDY

WHEN THINGS AIN'T WORKIN' OUT THE WAY YOU PLANNED

JUST COME ON HOME AND SING THE BLUES TO DADDY

TELL IT ALL TO ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS

 

JUST LIKE A CHILD WHO'S FOUND A BRAND-NEW PLAYTHING

EACH ONE IS MORE FUN THAN THOSE BEFORE

BUT THERE'S A FAITHFUL ONE WHO'S ALWAYS WAITING

TO BE PICKED UP AND KICKED AROUND SOME MORE (CHORUS)

 

(CHORUS, UP A KEY (TO A), REPEAT (high, falling on first line)

 


COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE (from Urban Cowboy)

WAYLAND HOLYFIELD AND BOB HOUSE

 

(A) I'LL ALWAYS RE(A7)MEMBER THE (D) SONG THEY WERE (E7) PLAYING

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

AS WE SWAYED TO THE (A7) MUSIC AND (D) HELD TO EACH (E7) OTHER

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

 

(CHORUS) COULD 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 (A) ALWAYS RE(A7)MEMBER THAT (D) MAGIC (E7) MOMENT

WHEN (D) I HELD YOU (E7) CLOSE TO (A) ME

AS WE MOVED TO(A7)GETHER I (D) KNEW FOR(E7)EVER

(D) YOU'RE ALL I'LL (E7) EVER (A) NEED (CHORUS)


COUNTRY ROADS

JOHN DENVER

 

(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

 

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

 

(slow, low) (C) I WAS ALRIGHT, 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"

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

THAT I'D BEEN (C) (high) 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

 

(slow, low) I THOUGHT THAT I, WAS OVER YOU

BUT IT'S TRUE, OH, SO TRUE

I LOVE YOU EVEN MORE THAN I (C+) DID BEFORE

BUT (F) DARLING, WHAT CAN I (Fm) DO?

FOR YOU (C) DON'T LOVE ME AND I'LL (G7) ALWAYS BE

(high) (C) CRYING (Em) OVER YOU

(C) CRYING (Em) OVER YOU

(F) YES, NOW YOU'RE (G7) GONE

AND (F) FROM THIS MOMENT (G7) ON

I'LL BE (C) CRYING, (C+) CRYING, (F) CRYING, (Fm) CRYING

YEAH, (C) CRYING, (Am) CRYING (F) O(G7)VER (C) YOU


DADDY SANG BASS

JOHNNY CASH, JUNE CARTER CASH

CARL PERKINS

 

(A) I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A LAD

TIMES WERE (D) HARD AND THINGS WERE (A) BAD

BUT THERE'S A SILVER LINING BEHIND EVERY (E) CLOUD

JUST POOR (A) PEOPLE, THAT'S ALL WE WERE

TRYIN' TO MAKE A (D) LIVIN' OUT OF BLACK LAND (A) DIRT

WE'D GET TOGETHER IN A FAMILY (E) CIRCLE SINGING (A) LOUD

 

(CHORUS) DADDY SANG BASS, MAMA SANG TENOR

ME AND LITTLE (D) BROTHER WOULD JOIN RIGHT (A) IN THERE

SINGIN' SEEMS TO HELP A TROUBLED (E) SOUL

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

I'LL RE(D)JOIN THEM IN A (A) SONG

I'M GONNA JOIN THE FAMILY (E) CIRCLE AT THE (A) THRONE

NO, THE CIRCLE WON'T BE BROKEN, BYE AND (D) BYE, LORD, BYE AND (A) BYE

DADDY SANG BASS, MAMA SANG TENOR

ME AND LITTLE (D) BROTHER WOULD JOIN RIGHT (A) IN THERE

IN THE SKY, LORD, (E) IN THE (A) 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)


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/G) 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/B7) FREE

 

(Em) AT BREAK OF DAY WHEN THAT MAN DROVE AWAY I WAS (B7) WAITING

(Em) I CROSSED THE STREET TO HER HOUSE AND SHE OPENED THE (B7) DOOR

(E) SHE (E7) STOOD THERE (Am) LAUGHING

(Em) I FELT THE KNIFE IN MY (B7) HAND AND SHE LAUGHED NO (Em/G) MORE

 

(G) MY MY MY DE(D7)LILAH

WHY WHY WHY DE(G)LILAH

SO BE(G7)FORE THEY (C) COME TO BREAK DOWN THE (Am) DOOR

FOR(G)GIVE ME DELILAH I (D7) JUST COULDN'T TAKE ANY(G)MORE

 

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


DETROIT CITY

BOBBY BARE

DANNY DILL, MEL TILLIS

 

(CHORUS) I WANT TO GO (G) HOME

I WANT TO GO (C) HOME

(G) OH, LORD, I (D7) WANT TO GO (G) HOME

 

LAST NIGHT I WENT TO (D7) SLEEP IN DETROIT (G) CITY

AND I (D7) DREAMED ABOUT THE COTTON FIELDS AND (G) HOME

I (C) DREAMED ABOUT MY MOTHER

DEAR OLD (G) PAPA, SISTER AND BROTHER

AND I (A7) DREAMED ABOUT THE GIRL

WHO'S BEEN (D7) WAITING FOR SO LONG (CHORUS)

 

(G) HOME FOLKS THINK I'M (D7) BIG IN DETROIT (G) CITY

FROM THE (D7) LETTERS THAT I WRITE THEY THINK I'M (G) FINE

BUT BY (C) DAY I MAKE THE CARS

BY (G) NIGHT I MAKE THE BARS

IF (A7) ONLY THEY COULD READ BETWEEN THE (D7) LINES (CHORUS)

 

(speaking) (G) I RODE A FREIGHT TRAIN (D7) NORTH TO DETROIT (G) CITY

AFTER (D7) ALL THESE YEARS I'VE JUST BEEN WASTING MY (G) TIME

SO I'LL (C) TAKE MY FOOLISH PRIDE

ON THE (G) SOUTHBOUND FREIGHT AND RIDE

ON (A7) BACK TO THE ONES

I LEFT (D7) WAITING SO FAR BEHIND (CHORUS)


DIXIE

DANIEL DECATUR EMMETT

 

(A) I 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)


DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

WORDS BY TIM RICE, MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

FROM EVITA

 

(C) IT WON'T BE EASY, YOU'LL THINK IT (F) STRANGE

WHEN I TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW I (G) FEEL

THAT I (G7) STILL NEED YOUR LOVE AFTER (C) ALL THAT I'VE DONE

YOU WON'T BE(Am)LIEVE ME

(Am7) ALL YOU WILL SEE IS A (D) GIRL YOU ONCE KNEW

(D7) ALTHOUGH SHE'S DRESSED UP TO THE (G) NINES

AT (D) SIXES AND SEVENS WITH (G) YOU (G7)

 

(C) I HAD TO LET IT HAPPEN, I HAD TO (F) CHANGE

I COULDN'T STAY ALL MY LIFE DOWN AT (G) HEEL

LOOKING (G7) OUT OF THE WINDOW, STAYING (C) OUT OF THE SUN

SO I CHOSE (Am) FREEDOM

(Am7) RUNNING AROUND TRYING (D) EVERYTHING NEW

BUT (D7) NOTHING IMPRESSED ME AT (G) ALL

(D) I NEVER EXPECTED IT (G) TO (G7)

 

(CHORUS) (C) DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

THE TRUTH IS I NEVER LEFT YOU

ALL THROUGH MY (G) WILD DAYS, MY MAD EX(Am)ISTENCE

I KEPT MY (C) PROMISE, DON'T KEEP YOUR (F) DISTANCE

 

(C) AND AS FOR FORTUNE AND AS FOR (F) FAME

I NEVER INVITED THEM (G) IN

THOUGH IT (G7) SEEMED TO THE WORLD THEY WERE (C) ALL I DESIRED

THEY ARE IL(Am)LUSIONS

(Am7) THEY'RE NOT THE SO(D)LUTIONS THEY PROMISED TO BE

THE (D7) ANSWER WAS HERE ALL THE (G) TIME

(D) I LOVE YOU AND I HOPE YOU LOVE (G) ME (G7)

 

(C) DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA MM M M M M (CHORUS)

 

(Am) HAVE I SAID TOO MUCH?

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

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT ME TO KNOW

THAT EVERY (G) WORD (Am7) IS (C) TRUE


DON'T LET GO

ROY HAMILTON (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

SLIM WILLET

 

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

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

LOVE BLOOMS AT NIGHT IN DAYLIGHT IT DIES

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

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

AND YOU KNOW YOU'RE THE ONLY (A7) ONE I'LL EVER (D) LOVE

 

TOO MANY NIGHTS, TOO MANY STARS

TOO MANY MOONS COULD CHANGE YOUR (A) MIND

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

WHEN THE STARS COME OUT, REMEMBER YOU ARE (D) 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

 

(E) DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME, IT'S ALL OVER (A) NOW

THOUGH I MAY BE (E) BLUE, I'LL MANAGE SOME(B7)HOW

LOVE CAN'T BE EX(E)PLAINED, IT (E7) CAN'T BE CON(A)TROLLED

ONE DAY IT'S (E) WARM, (B7) NEXT DAY IT'S (E) COLD

DON'T PITY (A) ME, 'CAUSE I'M FEELING (E) BLUE

DON'T BE A(B7)SHAMED, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN (E) YOU

(E7) OH, OH, OH, (A) OH LOVE, KISS ME ONE (E) TIME

THEN GO, LOVE, I'LL UNDER(B7)STAND

DON'T WORRY 'BOUT (E) ME

 

(INSTURMENTAL)

 

SWEET, SWEET, SWEET LOVE, I WANT YOU TO (A) BE

AS HAPPY AS (E) I, WHEN YOU LOVED (B7) ME

I'LL NEVER FOR(E)GET YOU, YOUR (E7) SWEET MEMO(A)RY

IT'S ALL OVER (E) NOW, DON'T (B7) WORRY 'BOUT (E) ME

WHEN ONE HEART (A) TELLS, ONE HEART GOOD(E)BYE

ONE HEART IS (B7) FREE, ONE HEART WILL (E) CRY

(E7) OH, OH, OH, (A) OH SWEET, SWEET BABY (E) SWEET

BABY SWEET, IT'S AL(B7)RIGHT

DON'T WORRY 'BOUT (E) ME  


DOWN YONDER

L WOLFE GILBERT

 

(G) RAILROAD TRAIN, (A7) RAILROAD TRAIN, (D7) HURRY SOME (G) MORE

(A7) PUT A LITTLE STEAM ON JUST LIKE (D7) NEVER BE(G)FORE

HUSTLE ON, (A7) BUSTLE ON, (D7) I'VE GOT THE (G) BLUES

(A7) YEARNING FOR MY SWANEE (D7) SHORE

(Am) BROTHER IF YOU ONLY KNEW

(A7) YOU'D WANT TO HURRY UP (D7) TOO

 

(CHORUS) (G) DOWN (D7) YONDER SOMEONE (G) BECKONS TO (G7) ME

(C) DOWN (G7) YONDER SOMEONE (C) RECKONS ON ME

I (G) SEEM TO SEE A (D7) RACE IN (G) MEMO(D7)RY

(G) BETWEEN THE NATCHEZ(D7) AND THE (G) ROBERT E LEE

(A7) SWANEE SHORE, I MISS YOU MORE AND MORE

EVERY (D7) DAY, MY MAMMY LAND, YOU'RE SIMPLY GRAND

 

(G) DOWN (D7) YONDER WHEN THE (G) FOLKS GET THE (G7) NEWS

(C) DON'T (D7) WONDER AT THE (C) HULLABALOOS

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

(A7) WAITIN' DOWN (D7) YONDER FOR (G) ME

 

(G) SUMMER NIGHT, (A7) FIELDS OF WHITE, (D7) BRIGHT COTTON (G) MOON

(A7) MY BUT I FEEL GLAD, I'M GONNA (D7) SEE YOU ALL (G) SOON

'LASSES CAKES, (A7) MAMMY BAKES, (D7) I TASTE THEM (G) NOW

(A7) I CAN HEAR THE DARKIES (D7) CROON

(Am) I'LL SEE MY SWEETIE ONCE MORE

(A7) THERE'S LOTS OF KISSING IN (D7) STORE (CHORUS)


DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM)

ROY ORBISON

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)


DREAMING MY DREAMS (WITH YOU)

WAYLON JENNINGS

 

(E) I HOPE THAT I WON’T BE THAT LONELY ANYMORE

MAYBE I’VE LEARNED THIS (B7) TIME

I HOPE THAT I FIND WHAT I’M REACHING FOR

THE WAY THAT IT IS IN MY (E) MIND

 

(CHORUS) (A) SOMEDAY I’LL GET OVER YOU

(E) I’LL LIVE TO SEE IT ALL THROUGH

BUT (B7) I’LL ALWAYS MISS

DREAMING MY DREAMS WITH (E) YOU

 

BUT I WON’T LET IT CHANGE ME, NOT IF I CAN

I’D RATHER BELIEVE IN LOVE

AND GIVE IT AWAY AS MUCH AS I CAN

TO THOSE THAT I’M FONDEST OF (CHORUS, REPEAT & FADE)


DREAM LOVER

SONGWRITERS: ASHLEY WOODMAN HALL / ROBIN FOX / RACHEL CORINNE MURRAY

 

(C) EVERY NIGHT I HOPE AND PRAY A (Am) DREAM LOVER WILL COME MY WAY

A (C) GIRL TO HOLD IN MY ARMS AND (Am) KNOW THE MAGIC OF HER CHARMS

 

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

A (G) GIRL (YEAH-YEAH YEAH)

TO (C) CALL (YEAH-YEAH YEAH)

MY (F) OWN (YEAH-YEAH)

I WANT A (C) DREAM LOVER SO (F) I DON'T HAVE TO DREAM A(C)LONE

 

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

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

 

(F) SOMEDAY, I DON'T KNOW HOW, (C) I HOPE SHE'LL HEAR MY PLEA

(F) SOME WAY, I DON'T KNOW HOW, (G) 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)  (REPEAT)

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

FREE FROM THE EARTHLY TEMPESTION BE(D)LOW

I’VE GOT THE (A) WILL, LORD, IF (E) YOU’VE GOT THE (A) 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 – RUN UP THE NECK WITH BARRE CHORDS

ARRANGED AND ADAPTED BY H GELLER

 

(E) WELL NOW EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, (B7) HEAR THE WORD OF THE (E) LORD

WELL NOW EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, (B7) EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM (E) DRY BONES

EZEKIEL CRIED, THEM DRY BONES, (B7) HEAR THE WORD OF THE (E) LORD

 

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

THE (F) HEEL BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE FOOT BONE,

…(F#) ANKLE, (G) LEG, (G#) KNEE, (A) THIGH, (A#) HIP, (B) BACK, (C) SHOULDER, (C#) NECK…

THE (D) NECK BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE HEAD BONE

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

(E) THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

THEM (B7) BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA (E) WALK AROUND

THEM BONES, THEM BONES ARE GONNA WALK AROUND

NOW (B7) HEAR THE WORD OF THE (E) 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 (D BARRE ON 9TH FRET) HEAD BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE NECK BONE,

THE (C#) NECK BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE SHOULDER BONE,

…(C BACK, (B) HIP, (A#) THIGH, (A) KNEE, (G#) LEG, (G) ANKLE, (F#) FOOT, (F) HEEL,…

THE (E) HEEL BONE'S CONNECTED TO THE TOE BONE

NOW HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

 

(REPEAT MIDDLE TWO VERSES)


EL PASO

MARTY ROBBINS

 

(G) OUT IN THE WEST TEXAS (Am) TOWN OF EL PASO

(D7) I FELL IN LOVE WITH A MEXICAN (G) GIRL

NIGHTTIME WOULD FIND ME IN (Am) ROSA'S CANTINA

(D7) MUSIC WOULD PLAY AND FELINA WOULD (G) 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) (C) ONE NIGHT A WILD YOUNG COWBOY CAME IN

WILD AS THE WEST TEXAS (G) WIND

DASHING AND DARING, A DRINK HE WAS SHARING

WITH WICKED FELINA, THE GIRL THAT I (C) LOVED

SO IN (D7) 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 EVERY TIME 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, WANDA JACKSON

IVORY JOE HUNTER

 

(G) EMPTY ARMS THAT LONG FOR (D7) YOU

AND THEY WAIT, DEAR, JUST FOR (G) YOU

(rising) (G7) AND THESE (C) ARMS WILL STAY THIS (G) WAY

TILL YOU RE(D7)TURN TO THEM SOME(G)DAY

 

(G7) EACH LONELY (C) NIGHT I GO TO (G) BED

I HUG THE (A) PILLOW WHERE YOU USED TO LAY YOUR (D) HEAD

 

EMPTY (G) ARMS, BUT NOT FOR (D7) LONG

'CAUSE/ MY/ MAN/, HE IS COMIN' (G) HOME

(G7) AND WHEN (C) HE, WHEN HE WALKS THROUGH THAT (G) DOOR

THESE EMPTY (D7) ARMS I'LL HAVE NO (G) MORE

 

THESE EMPTY (D7) ARMS I'LL HAVE NO (G) MORE


ENCHANTED

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

WORDS AND MUSIC BY BUCK RAM

 

(D) LIVING IS A DREAM (G) WHEN YOU MAKE IT SEEM EN(D)CHANTED

(A) LOVERS TAKE FOR GRANTED ALL THE WORLD'S A(D)GLOW, THEY OUGHT TO (A) KNOW

(D) WHEN YOU TOUCH A STAR (G) THEN YOU REALLY ARE EN(D)CHANTED

(A) FIND A SEED AND PLANT IT, (A7) LOVE WILL MAKE IT (D) GROW

 

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

AND (D) THRILL TO THE WONDERS OF NIGHT

AND (G) DAYS, TOO, WILL AMAZE YOU AND SOON YOU'LL DISCOVER

YOUR (A) DREAMS RUN TO (A7) DREAMS IN CON(A)TINUOUS (A7) FLIGHT

 

(D) LOVE IS ECSTASY, (G) IT'S DIVINE TO BE EN(D)CHANTED

(A) WHEN YOUR DREAMS ARE SLANTED THROUGH A LOVER'S (D) EYES

 

(REPEAT TWO PREVIOUS VERSES)


ENCLOSED ONE BROKEN HEART

WRITTEN BY SADIE NORDIN SALLIS AND EDDY ARNOLD

RECORDED BY EDDY ARNOLD

 

(A) ENCLOSED YOU'LL FIND, ONE BROKEN HEART

IN (E) NEED OF (E7) MUCH RE(A)PAIR

YOU'LL FIND IT WRAPPED, IN TEARS I'VE SHED

BE(E)CAUSE I (E7) WON'T BE (A) THERE

 

THIS HEART WON'T LAUGH, AND IT WON'T SING

IN FACT THE BEATING STOPPED

YOU SAY THERE WAS, NO GUARANTEE

AND MOST THINGS BREAK WHEN DROPPED

 

THEN ONE DAY DEAR, YOUR ANSWER CAME

AND THERE ALL WRAPPED WITH CARE

WAS MY POOR HEART, IN PIECES STILL

AND MARKED BEYOND REPAIR


EVANGELINA

HOYT AXTON

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

 

(G) EVERYBODY SINGS THE (C) BLUES, (A7) SOMETIME

AND (D7) EVERYBODY KNOWS THE (G) TUNE

AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THE (C) WAY I'M (A7) FEELIN'

'CAUSE (D7) EVERYBODY'S HAD THE (G) BLUES

 

A (D7) LONELY (C) SONG, SOME(D7)ONE IS (C) GONE

A (G) STORY (D7) OLD AS (G) TIME

(D7) LOVE, (C) HATE, (D7) WANT AND (C) WAIT

'TIL (G) MIS'RY FILLS YOUR (D7) MIND

 

BUT (G) EVERYBODY KNOWS THE (C) WAY I'M (A7) FEELIN'

'CAUSE (D7) EVERYBODY'S HAD THE (G) BLUES

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO VERSES)


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

 

(Am) FIVE BROTHERS WHO (E) LEFT ARKANSAS

SET (Am) OUT TO FIND THE GAMBLER WHO MURDERED THEIR PA

(F) FIVE BROTHERS AND (C) THREE IN THEIR TEENS

(Am) GOTTA FIND THE MAN WHO KILLED THEIR (C) PA IN NEW OR(Am)LEANS

 

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

RECORDED BY: JOHNNY CASH

WRITTEN BY: 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 (D) BARK OF BIRCH

AND I (A) BREATHED THE HONEY DEW

I SAW A (D) NORTH-BOUND (A) FLOCK OF GEESE

AGAINST A (B7) SKY OF BABY (E) BLUE

BE(A)SIDE THE (D) LILY PADS

I CARVED A (A) WHISTLE FROM A REED

MOTHER (D) NATURE'S QUITE A (A) LADY

BUT (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.

 

A CARDINAL SANG (D) JUST FOR ME

AND I (A) THANKED HIM FOR THE SONG

THEN THE (D) SUN WENT SLOWLY (A) DOWN THE WEST

AND I (B7) HAD TO MOVE A(E)LONG

(A) THESE WERE SOME (D) OF THE THINGS

ON WHICH MY (A) MIND AND SPIRIT FEED

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

 

(SPOKEN)  SO WHEN THIS DAY WAS (D) ENDED

I WAS (A) STILL NOT SATISFIED

FOR (D) I KNEW EV'RY(A)THING I TOUCHED

WOULD (B7) WITHER AND WOULD (E) DIE

AND (A) LOVE IS ALL THAT (D) WILL REMAIN

AND (A) GROW FROM ALL THESE SEEDS

 

(SUNG) MOTHER (D) NATURE'S QUITE A (A) LADY

BUT (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


FLOWERS ON THE WALL

STATLER BROTHERS

LEWIS DeWITT

 

(G) I'VE BEEN HEARIN' YOU'RE CONCERNED A(Em)BOUT MY HAPPINESS

BUT (A7) ALL THAT THOUGHT YOU'RE GIVIN' ME IS (D7) CONSCIENCE, I GUESS

IF (G) I WERE WALKIN' IN YOUR SHOES, I (Em) WOULDN'T WORRY NONE

WHEN (A7) YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE WORRYIN' 'BOUT ME

I'M (D7) HAVIN' LOTS OF FUN

 

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

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

SMOKIN' (C) CIGARETTES AND WATCHIN' CAPTAIN KANGAROO

NOW DON'T TELL (D) ME (C) I'VE NOTHIN' TO (D) DO

 

LAST (G) NIGHT I DRESSED IN TAILS, PRETENDED (Em) I WAS ON THE TOWN

AS (A7) LONG AS I CAN DREAM IT'S HARD TO (D7) SLOW THIS SWINGER DOWN

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

(A7) YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND ME HERE AND (D7) HAVIN' QUITE A TIME (CHORUS, REPEAT AND FADE)

 


FOLSOM PRISON BLUES

JOHN R CASH

 

(E) 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 (A) STUCK AT FOLSOM PRISON AND TIME KEEPS DRAGGIN' (E) ON

BUT THAT (B7) TRAIN KEEPS ROLLIN' ON DOWN TO SAN AN(E)TONE

 

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 GOOD TIMES

RAY PRICE, ELVIS PRESLEY

WORDS & MUSIC BY KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

 

(A) DON'T LOOK SO (E) SAD, I KNOW IT'S (A) OVER

BUT LIFE GOES (E) ON AND THIS OLD WORLD WILL KEEP ON (A) TURNING

LET'S JUST BE (D) GLAD WE HAD SOME (E) TIME TO SPEND TO(A)GETHER

THERE'S NO (D) NEED TO WATCH THE (E) BRIDGES THAT WE'RE BURNING

 

(CHORUS) LAY YOUR (A) HEAD UPON MY (E) PILLOW

HOLD YOUR WARM AND TENDER BODY CLOSE TO (A) MINE

HEAR THE WHISPER OF THE RAINDROPS FALLIN' (D) SOFT AGAINST THE WINDOW

AND (E) MAKE BELIEVE YOU LOVE ME ONE MORE TIME

FOR THE (A) GOOD TIMES

 

I'LL GET A(E)LONG, YOU'LL FIND A(A)NOTHER

AND I'LL BE (E) HERE IF YOU SHOULD FIND YOU EVER (A) NEED ME

DON'T SAY A (D) WORD ABOUT TO(E)MORROW OR FOR(A)EVER

THERE'LL BE (D) TIME ENOUGH FOR (E) SADNESS WHEN YOU LEAVE ME

 

(CHORUS) FOR THE GOOD TIMES


FOUR WALLS

JIM REEVES

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 (G7) ASK WHY I'M (Am7) WAITING

BUT (D7) MY WALLS HAVE NOTHING TO (G) SAY

I'M MADE FOR (G7) LOVE NOT FOR (C) HATING

SO (G) HERE WHERE YOU (D7) LEFT ME I'LL (G) STAY (CHORUS)

 

ONE NIGHT WITH (G7) YOU IS LIKE (Am7) HEAVEN

AND (D7) SO WHILE I'M WALKING THE (G) FLOOR

I'LL LISTEN FOR (G7) STEPS IN THE (C) HALLWAY

AND (G) WAIT FOR YOUR (D7) KNOCK ON MY (G) 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) FREIGHT TRAIN, FREIGHT TRAIN, (D) RUN SO FAST

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

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

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

 

WHEN I'M DEAD AND (D) IN MY GRAVE

NO MORE GOOD TIMES (G) HERE I'LL CRAVE

(Em) PLACE THE STONES AT MY (C) HEAD AND FEET

AND (G) TELL THEM ALL I'VE (D) GONE (D7) TO (G) SLEEP

 

WHEN I DIE, LORD, (D) BURY ME DEEP

WAY DOWN ON OLD (G) CHESTNUT STREET

SO (Em) I CAN HEAR OLD (C) NUMBER NINE

AS (G) SHE COMES (D) ROLL(D7)ING (G) BY


GET A JOB

SILHOUETTES

 

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

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

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

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

(B7) YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP, (A) MUM MUM MUM MUM MUM MUM,

GET A (E) JOB

SHA NA NA NA, SHA NA NA NA NA NA

 

(E) 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 (A) BREAKFAST EVERY DAY

SHE THROWS THE WANT ADS MY WAY

AND (B7) NEVER FAILS TO SAY

GET A (E) JOB (CHORUS)

 

AND (A) WHEN I GET THE PAPER

I (E) READ IT THROUGH AND THROUGH

(A) AND MY GIRL NEVER FAILS TO SEE

(B7) IF THERE IS ANY WORK FOR ME

 

AND THEN I (E) GO BACK TO THE HOUSE

HEAR THAT WOMAN'S MOUTH

PREACHING AND A-CRYIN',

TELLIN' ME I'M LYIN' ABOUT A (B7) JOB

THAT I NEVER COULD (E) FIND (CHORUS)


GONE

FERLIN HUSKY

SMOKY ROGERS

 

(G) SINCE YOU'VE 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 (C) HEART, MY (G) LIPS, MY (D7) TEAR-DIMMED (G) EYES

A (C) LONELY SOUL WITHIN ME (G) CRIES

I (D7) ACTED (G) SMART, (D7) BROKE YOUR (G) HEART

(D7) NOW YOU'VE (G) GONE

 

(G) O-O-O (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


GOT NO REASON FOR GOING HOME

GENE WATSON

JOHNNY RUSSELL

 

(G) GOT NO REASON NOW FOR GOIN' (C) HOME

ALL MY (D) REASON'S NOW SHE IS (G) GONE

GOT NO ONE THERE TO TALK TO 

AND (C) EVEN THOUGH I KNOW I OUGHT TO

GOT NO (D) REASON NOW FOR GOIN' (G) HOME

 

ONCE I HAD EVERY REASON A MAN COULD WANT

FOR GOIN' HOME AND MAKIN' LOVE BUT NOW I DON'T

SO I END UP IN HERE EACH NIGHT SITTIN' AND A THINKIN'

MISSING HER, HURTIN' SO AND DRINKIN' 

 

GOT NO REASON NOW FOR GOIN' HOME

ALL MY REASON'S NOW SHE IS GONE 

GOT NO ONE THERE TO TALK TO

AND EVEN THOUGH I KNOW I OUGHT TO

GOT NO REASON NOW FOR GOIN' HOME

 

IT'S SO HARD NOW JUST KNOWIN' THERE'S ANOTHER

THAT SHE'S OUT WITH HIM KNOWIN' THAT I LOVE HER 

SO I END UP IN HERE EACH NIGHT SITTIN' AND A THINKIN'

MISSIN' HER, HATIN' HIM AND DRINKIN'

 

GOT NO REASON NOW FOR GOIN' HOME

ALL MY REASON'S NOW SHE IS GONE

GOT NO ONE THERE TO TALK TO 

AND EVEN THOUGH I KNOW I OUGHT TO

GOT NO REASON NOW FOR GOIN' HOME


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) 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)


WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

WILLIAM CHATTERTON DIX, PUBLISHED CA. 1865

 

WHAT (Am) CHILD IS (C) THIS, WHO (G) LAID TO (Em) REST,

ON (Am) MARY'S LAP IS (E) SLEEPING?

WHOM (Am) ANGELS (C) GREET WITH (G) ANTHEMS (Em) SWEET

WHILE (Am) SHEPHERDS (E) WATCH ARE (Am) KEEPING?

 

(CHORUS) (C) THIS, THIS IS (G) CHRIST THE (Em) KING

WHOM (Am) SHEPHERDS GUARD AND (E) ANGELS SING.

(C) HASTE, HASTE TO (G) BRING HIM (Em) LAUD,

 

THE (Am) BABE, THE (E7) SON OF (Am) MARY.

 

WHY LIES HE IN SUCH MEAN ESTATE

WHERE OX AND ASS ARE FEEDING?

GOOD CHRISTIAN, FEAR: FOR SINNERS HERE,

THE SILENT WORD IS PLEADING.

 

NAILS, SPEAR, SHALL PIERCE HIM THROUGH,

THE CROSS BE BORNE, FOR ME, FOR YOU:

HAIL, HAIL, THE WORD MADE FLESH,

THE SON OF MARY!

 

SO BRING HIM INCENSE, GOLD AND MYRRH;

COME PEASANT, KING TO OWN HIM.

THE KING OF KINGS SALVATION BRINGS;

LET LOVING HEARTS ENTHRONE HIM.

 

RAISE, RAISE, THE SONG ON HIGH,

THE VIRGIN SINGS HER LULLABY:

JOY JOY FOR CHRIST IS BORN,

THE BABE, THE SON OF MARY!


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

 

(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

JIMMY KENNEDY, HUGH WILLIAMS

 

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

 

(A) I SAW THE (E7) HARBOR LIGHTS

THEY ONLY TOLD ME WE WERE (A) PARTING

THE SAME OLD (E7) HARBOR LIGHTS

THAT ONCE BROUGHT YOU TO (A) ME

 

I WATCHED THE (E7) HARBOR LIGHTS

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

GOODBYE TO (E7) TENDER NIGHTS

BESIDE THE SILV'RY (A) SEA

 

(BRIDGE) I (A7) LONGED TO (D) HOLD YOU NEAR

AND (Dm) KISS YOU JUST ONCE (A) MORE

BUT YOU WERE (B7) ON THE SHIP AND I WAS ON THE (E7) SHORE

 

(A) NOW I KNOW (E7) LONELY NIGHTS

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

SOME OTHER (E7) HARBOR LIGHTS

WILL STEAL YOUR LOVE FROM (A) ME

 

(REPEAT LAST TWO VERSES (I.E., FROM BRIDGE))

 

<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

WORDS BY JOHN KLENNER, MUSIC BY AL HOFFMAN

 

(G) HEARTACHES, (F#) HEARTACHES

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

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

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S JUST A (A7) BURN(D7)ING MEMORY

 

(WHISTLE)

 

(G) HEARTACHES, (F#) HEARTACHES

(G) WHAT DOES IT MATTER HOW MY (F) HEART (E7) BREAKS?

(Am) I SHOULD BE (Am7) HAPPY WITH (C) SOMEONE (Am7) NEW

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

 

(REPEAT BOTH VERSES AND CHANGE THE LAST LINE TO:)

BUT (D7) MY HEART (Am) ACHES, AND (D7) MY HEART (Am) BREAKS, AND (D7) MY HEART ACHES FOR (G) YOU

 


HEARTBREAK HOTEL

ELVIS PRESLEY

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

GENE PITNEY, C. MANGIARACINA

 

(CHORUS) (D) "HELLO MARY LOU, (G) GOODBYE HEART

SWEET (D) MARY LOU I'M SO IN LOVE WITH (A) YOU

I (D) KNEW MARY LOU (G) WE'D NEVER PART

SO HEL(D)LO MARY (A) LOU GOODBYE (D) HEART"

 

YOU PASSED ME BY ONE SUNNY DAY

(G) FLASHED THOSE BIG BROWN EYES MY WAY

AND (D) OO I WANTED YOU FOREVER(A)MORE

NOW (D) I'M NOT ONE THAT GETS AROUND

I (G) SWEAR BY MY FEET STUCK TO THE GROUND

AND (D) THOUGH I NEVER (A) DID MEET YOU BE(D)FORE

 

I SAID (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 KRISTOFFERSON

 

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

SHAKE IT LOOSE AND LET IT (C) FALL

(Am) PLAYING SOFT AGAINST YOUR (D) SKIN

(D7) LIKE THE SHADOWS ON THE (G) WALL

 

COME AND LIE DOWN BY MY SIDE

TILL THE EARLY MORNING (C) LIGHT

(Am) ALL I'M TAKING IS YOUR (D) TIME

(D7) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE (G) NIGHT

 

(BRIDGE) I DON'T (G7) CARE WHAT'S RIGHT OR (C) WRONG

I DON'T TRY TO UNDER(G)STAND

LET THE DEVIL TAKE TO(A)MORROW

LORD, TONIGHT I NEED A (D) FRIEND

 

(D7) YESTERDAY IS DEAD AND (G) GONE

AND TOMORROW'S OUT OF (C) SIGHT

(Am) AND IT'S SAD TO BE A(D)LONE

(D7) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE (G) NIGHT

 

(Am) I DON’T WANT TO BE A(D)LONE

(D7) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE (G) NIGHT

 


HERE COMES THE HURT AGAIN

MICKEY GILLEY

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 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

BOBBY BRADDOCK AND CURLY PUTMAN

 

(G) HE SAID, "I'LL LOVE YOU TILL I DIE"

(G7) SHE TOLD HIM "YOU'LL FORGET IN (C) TIME"

AS THE YEARS WENT SLOWLY (D) BY

SHE STILL PREYED UPON HIS (G) MIND

HE KEPT HER PICTURE ON HIS WALL

(AND) WENT HALF-CRAZY NOW AND (C) THEN

BUT HE STILL LOVED HER THROUGH IT (D) ALL

HOPING SHE'D COME BACK A(G)GAIN

 

(UP TO A) 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

(OH) BUT I DIDN'T SEE NO TEARS

ALL DRESSED UP TO GO AWAY

FIRST TIME I'D SEEN HIM SMILE IN YEARS

 

(CHORUS) (UP TO D) 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, BACK TO G) 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

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

 

(A) MY NAME IS JOE ROBERTS, (D) I WORK FOR THE (A) STATE

I'M A SERGEANT OUT IN PERRINVILLE, BARRACKS NUMBER (E) EIGHT

(A) I'VE ALWAYS DONE AN HONEST JOB, (D) HONEST AS I (A) COULD

GOT A BROTHER NAMED FRANKIE, (E) FRANKIE AIN'T NO (A) 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, (D) ME AND FRANKIE LAUGHING AND (A) DRINKING

NOTHING FEELS (D) BETTER THAN BLOOD ON (A) BLOOD

TAKING (D) TURNS DANCING WITH MA(A)RIA

WHILE THE BAND PLAYED "THE NIGHT OF THE JOHNSTOWN (E) FLOOD"

(A) I CATCH HIM WHEN HE'S STRAYING, (D) LIKE ANY BROTHER (E) SHOULD

MAN TURNS HIS BACK ON HIS (E) FAMILY, HE AIN'T NO (A) 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)

 

(G) OH, GIVE ME A HOME WHERE THE (C) BUFFALO ROAM

WHERE THE (G) DEER AND THE ANTELOPE (D) PLAY

WHERE (G) SELDOM IS HEARD A DIS(C)COURAGING WORD

AND THE (G) SKIES ARE NOT (D) CLOUDY ALL (G) DAY

 

(CHORUS) (D) HOME, HOME ON THE (G) RANGE

WHERE THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE (D) PLAY

WHERE (G) SELDOM IS HEARD A DIS(C)COURAGING WORD

AND THE (G) SKIES ARE NOT (D) CLOUDY ALL (G) 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

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'D’A 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

 

(C) YOU AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG

CRYIN' ALL THE TIME

(F) YOU AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG

(C) CRYIN' ALL THE TIME

WELL, YOU AIN'T (G) NEVER CAUGHT A RABBIT

AND YOU (F) AIN'T NO FRIEND OF (C) 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, THE ANIMALS

BOB DYLAN

 

(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 WAS A TAILOR

SHE SEWED MY NEW BLUE JEANS

MY FATHER WAS A GAMBLING MAN

DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS

 

NOW THE ONLY THING A GAMBLER NEEDS

IS A SUITCASE AND A TRUNK

AND THE ONLY TIME HE’S SATISFIED

IS WHEN HE’S ON A DRUNK

 

OH MOTHER TELL YOUR CHILDREN

NOT TO DO WHAT I HAVE DONE

SPEND YOUR LIVES IN SIN AND MISERY

IN THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

 

WELL ONE FOOT’S ON THE PLATFORM

THE OTHER'S ON THE TRAIN

I'M GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

TO WEAR THAT BALL AND CHAIN

 

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

 


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

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)