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                                         Table of Contents


        Here in the Real World ............................................................ 1
        Almost Persuaded ................................................................... 2
        Green Fields of France ........................................................... 3
        Bobby McGee .......................................................................... 4
        Blowin' in the Wind ................................................................. 5
        Long Forgotten Dream ........................................................... 6
        Skye Boat Song ....................................................................... 7
        Are You Teasing Me ................................................................ 8
        Farewell to Nova Scotia .......................................................... 9
        Engineer Without a Train ...................................................... 10
        Alberta Bound ....................................................................... 11
        City of New Orleans .............................................................. 12
        Lodi ......................................................................................... 13
        Amarillo by Morning ............................................................. 14
        Seminole Wind ...................................................................... 15
        Four Strong Winds ................................................................ 16
        Four Strong Winds ................................................................ 17
        Down at the Twist and Shout ............................................... 18
        Puff the Magic Dragon .......................................................... 19
        Tombstone Every Mile .......................................................... 20
        What do You do With a Drunken Sailor .............................. 21
        Song for the Mira ................................................................... 22
        Chasing that Neon Rainbow ................................................ 23
        Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain ............................................... 24
        That Just About Does it ........................................................ 25
        Battle of New Orleans ........................................................... 26
        Daisy a Day ............................................................................ 27
        Manhatten Kansas ................................................................ 28
        Will the Circle be Unbroken ................................................. 29
        Cold Shoulder ........................................................................ 30
        Silver Threads and Golden Needles .................................... 31
        Did She Mention My Name ................................................... 32
        Daddy Frank .......................................................................... 33
        Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine ................... 34

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     The River ................................................................................ 35
     Sonny's Dream ...................................................................... 36
     Black Velvet Band ................................................................. 37
     Rocky Top .............................................................................. 38
     Old Home Place ..................................................................... 39
     Nothin but the Wheel ............................................................ 40
     Massacre of Glencoe ............................................................ 41
     Tom Dooley ............................................................................ 42
     Four in the Morning .............................................................. 43
     Long Thin Dawn .................................................................... 44
     All I Have to Do is Dream ...................................................... 45
     I Just Drove by ...................................................................... 46
     What She's Doing Now ......................................................... 47
     Wind that Shakes the Corn .................................................. 48
     Teach Your Children ............................................................. 49
     Fields of Athenry ................................................................... 50
     Wild Mountain Thyme ........................................................... 51
     Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle ............................................. 52
     Wynken, Blynken and Nod ................................................... 54
     Song for a Winter's Night ..................................................... 55
     Keep the Candles Burning ................................................... 56
     Jamaican Farewell ................................................................ 57
     Bad Moon Rising ................................................................... 58
     Don't Think Twice, It's Alright .............................................. 59
     Proud Mary ............................................................................ 60
     The Times They Are A-Changin’ .......................................... 61
     Someday Soon ...................................................................... 62
     Green Back Dollar ................................................................. 63
     Country Roads ...................................................................... 64
     Country Roads ...................................................................... 65
     The Cruel War ........................................................................ 66
     The Cruel War ........................................................................ 67
     The Sounds of Silence .......................................................... 68
     I Won't Back Down ................................................................ 69

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        Dona Dona ............................................................................. 70
        Yer So Bad ............................................................................. 71
        Stuck in the Middle With You ............................................... 72
        Is It You .................................................................................. 73
        Pony Man ............................................................................... 74
        House of the Rising Sun....................................................... 75
        Marvelous Toy ....................................................................... 76
        As Tears Go By ..................................................................... 78
        Morningtown Ride ................................................................. 79
        Biplane Evermore .................................................................. 80
        Last Thing on My Mind ......................................................... 81
        Worried Man .......................................................................... 82
        Snoopy Vs The Red Baron ................................................... 83
        You Don't Even Know Who I Am ......................................... 84
        Charlie on the MTA ............................................................... 85
        Mercury Blues ....................................................................... 86
        Summertime Blues ................................................................ 87
        Sweet Caroline ...................................................................... 88
        Hallelujah ............................................................................... 89
        You Belong To Me ................................................................. 90
        Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I ............................ 91
        Love's Recovery .................................................................... 92
        Midnight Train to Georgia .................................................... 94




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                              Major Scale Degrees by Key


                Degree
  # b
          Key            1      2      3     4     5       6    7    81
   7b        Cb          Cb     Db    Eb     Fb    Gb      Ab   Bb   Cb
   6b        Gb          Gb     Ab    Bb     Cb    Db      Eb   F    Gb
   5b        Db          Db     Eb     F     Gb    Ab      Bb   C    Db
   4b        Ab          Ab     Bb     C     Db    Eb      F    G    Ab
   3b        Eb          Eb      F     G     Ab    Bb      C    D    Eb
   2b        Bb          Bb     C      D     Eb     F      G    A    Bb
   1b         F          F      G      A     Bb     C      D    E    F
   0         C           C      D      E     F     G       A    B    C
   1#        G           G      A      B     C      D      E    F#   G
   2#        D           D      E     F#     G      A      B    C#   D
   3#        A           A      B     C#     D      E      F#   G#   A
   4#        E           E      F#    G#     A      B      C#   D#   E
   5#        B           B      C#    D#     E     F#      G#   A#   B
   6#        F#          F#     G#    A#     B     C#      D#   E#   F#
   7#        C#          C#     D#    E#     F#    G#      A#   B#   C#




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                                  Here in the Real World
 Key      Capo      Chord                                     Written by: Alan Jackson & Mark Irwin
  D        2          C                                                  Recorded by: Alan Jackson

 I: C C7 F G C F G C F C                                                                       - to 1
    NC              F     G                     C
 1: Cowboys don't cry and heroes don't die
 2: I gave you my love but that wasn't enough
    C             F       G                  C
 1: Good always wins, again and            again
 2: To hold your heart when times get tough
    C            C7           F            G                       C
 1: And love     is a         sweet dream    that always comes true
 2: And tonight on that silver screen it'll end like it should
    C                               F                 G                  C    F C
 1: Oh, if life were like the movies,                   I'd never be     blue       -to C, to S, to 2
 2: Two lovers will                 make it through like I hoped we would           -to C, to S, to T
    C         C7      F             G                          C
 C: But here in the real world it's not that easy at all
    C                             G            G7                C
 C: 'Cause when hearts get broken it's real tears that fall
    C      C7           F              G                               C
 C: And darlin' it's sad but true ‟cause the one thing I've learned from you
    C                           D      Em         F      G           F            C
 C: Is how the boys don't always get the girls here in the real world
 S: C C7 F G C F G C F C
    C                       D       Em       F      G              F          C
 T: Yes the boys don't always get the girls here in the real world




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                               Almost Persuaded
 Key     Capo   Chord                             Written by: Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton
D to E    2     C to D                                         Recorded by: David Houston

   NC        C               C7           F
1: Last      night all      alone in a    bar room
2: Then she came and sat     down at my   table
             D               D7           G
3: Then we danced and she whispered "I need you"
               C                        G     G7
1: Met a       girl with a drink in her hand
2: And she     placed her soft hand in mine
               D                        A     A7
3: "Take me away from here and be my man"
           C                 C7         F
1: She had ruby red          lips,      coal black hair
2: I       found myself      wanting to kiss her
           D                 D7         G
3: Then I looked into her eyes and I saw it
           C                 G            C
1: And     eyes that would tempt any      man                                            - to 2
2: For temptation was        flowing like wine
           D                 A            D
3: The   reflection of       my wedding   band
               C C7      F          C                     G      G7
2: And I was almost persuaded to strip myself of my       pride
               D D7      G          D                     A     A7
3: And I was almost persuaded to let strange lips lead me on
   C C7        F         C        G           C
2: Almost persuaded to push my conscience aside
2: C C7 F C G C G7 C C7 F C G C A                                                  - M +2, to 3
   D D7        G                D                  A         G     D
3: Almost persuaded but your sweet love made me stop and go home




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                                  Green Fields of France
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                    Written by: Eric Bogle
  F        3          D                                           As Recorded by: John MacDermot
 I: D Bm A D                                                                                   - to 1
    D                  Bm              G                   A
 1: Well how do you do young           Willie            McBride
 2: Do you leave a wife or a           sweetheart        behind
 3: The sun it now shines on the       green fields of France
 4: And Willie         McBride I can‟t help wonder         why
    A                                            G                  D
 1: Do you mind if I sit here down               by your graveside
 2: In some fateful heart is your                memory         enshrined
 3: There‟s a warm summer breeze makes the red poppies              dance
 4: Do those that lie here did they              know why they died?
    D                     Bm              G                A
 1: And rest for        awhile „neath the warm summer sun
 2: Although you died back in             nineteen sixteen
 3: And look how the sun shines from under the             clouds
 4: And did they       believe when they answered the call
    A                                          G              D
 1: I‟ve been walking all day and              I‟m nearly done
 2: In that fateful heart are you         forever        nineteen
 3: There‟s no gas no barbwire there‟s no guns firing now
 4: Did they really believe that this war would end           wars?
    D                         Bm                     G                    Em
 1: I can see by your         gravestone you were only                nineteen
 2: Or are you a              stranger without       even a               name
 3: But here in this          graveyard it‟s         still no man‟s land
 4: For the sorrow and the suffering, the            glory and the pain
    Em         A                                 G                A
 1: When you joined the great folly of           nineteen sixteen
 2:         Enclosed then forever             behind a glass frame
 3: The        countless white crosses stand mute in the sand
 4: The        killing and the dying was all done in              vain
    A            D               Bm              G                  Em
 1: I            hope you died well and I        hope you died clean
 2: In an        old photograph torn and         tattered and stained
 3: To           man‟s blind indifference to his fellow             man
 4: For young Willie          McBride it all happened             again
    Em    A                            G                 D
 1: Or    Willie McBride was it        slow and        obscene                            -to C, to 2
 2: And faded to yellow in a           brown leather frame                                -to C, to 3
 3: To a whole generation that were butchered and damned                                  -to C, to 4
 4: And again and again and           again and         again                               -to C(x2)
               A                                 G                  D
 C: Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly
               A                                 G              A
 C: Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down
             G                              D        Bm
 C: Did the band play the Last Post and chorus
             D                Bm               A D        D Bm A D
 C: Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest




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                                         Bobby McGee
 Key     Capo    Chord                                                    Written by: Kris Kristofferson
A to B    2      G to A                                                 Recorded by: Gordon Lightfoot

    G(A)
1: Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin' for the train
2: From the coal mines of Kentucky to the California sun
    G(A)                           D(E)
1: Feelin' nearly faded as my      jeans
2: Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
    D(E)
1: Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained
2: Standin' right beside me, Lord, through ev'rythin' I'd done
    D(E)                             G(A)
1: Took us all the way to      New Orleans
2: Ev'ry night she kept me from the cold
    G(A)
1: I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana
2: 'Til somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away
    G(A)                      G7(A7)              C(D)
1: And was blowin' sad while Bobby sang the       blues
2: Lookin' for the            home I hope she'll find
    C(D)                                          G(A)
1: With them windshield wipers slappin' time an' Bobby clappin' hands
2: An' I'd trade all my tomorrows for a            single yesterday
    G(A)    D(E)              D7(E7)            G(A) G7(A7)
1: We fin'ly sang up ev'ry    song that driver knew
2:           Holdin' Bobby's body next to       mine
   C(D)                            G(A)
C: Freedom's just another word For nothin' left to loose
   D(E)                                   G(A) G7(A7)
1: Nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free
2: Nothin' left was all she left for      me
   C(D)                              G(A)
C: Feelin' good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
   D(E)
C: Feelin' good was good enough for me.
    D(E)                           G(A)
1: Good enough for me an' Bobby McGee                                                       - M +2, to 2
2: Good enough for me an' Bobby McGee                                                              - to T
    A
T: La la la la la la la la, la la la la lee
    A                              E
T: La la la la la lee and Bobby McGee
    E
T: La la la la la la la la, la la la la lee
    E                              A
T: La la la la la lee and Bobby McGee                        Repeat T until you're sick of it, then to E
E: A D A E A




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                                Blowin' in the Wind
 Key      Capo      Chord                                               Written by: Bob Dylan
  D        2          C                                       Recorded by: Peter, Paul, & Mary

 I: F G C Em Am F G C F C                                                                       - to 1
    C        F               C
 1: How many roads must a man walk down
 2: How many years can a mountain exist
 3: How many times must a man look up
    C               F                C
 1: Before you      call him a       man
 2: Before it is washed to the sea
 3: Before he can see the            sky
    C        F                   C
 1: How many seas must the       white dove sail
 2: How many years must some people exist
 3: How many ears must           one man have
    C                   F                G     G7
 1: Before she          sleeps in the sand
 2: Before they're allowed to be         free
 3: Before he can       hear people      cry
        C         F                  C
 1: And how many times must the cannon balls fly
 2: And how many times can a         man turn his head
 3: And how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
    C                      F               G       G7
 1: Before they are        forever         banned                                   - to C, to S, to 2
 2: And pretend that he just doesn't see                                            - to C, to S, to 3
 3: That too many          people have died                                   - to C, to S, to T, to E
        F             G            C         Em      Am
 C: The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
        F           G                  C
 C: The answer is blowin' in the wind
 S: F G C Em Am F G C F C
 (retard)       F              G             C        Em Am
 T: Oh yes, the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
        F           G                  C     (break)
 T: The answer is blowin' in the wind
 E: F G C Em Am F G C F C




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                            Long Forgotten Dream
Key    Capo   Chord                                              Written by: Seth Sawyer
 G     none    G                                        Recorded by: The Gibson Brothers

   NC                          C
1: Shadows of a long forgotten roadway
   G                                         C
2: Three graves on a vine covered            hillside
3: And that the story of a dream that held eternity it seems
   C       D                           G
1: Leadin' back to an old growed up    field
2: A       wife, a daughter and a      son
3:         Cast to the cruel winds of fate
   G                                     C
1: An old deserted homestead and a       pathway to a clear spring
2: Inscriptions on the tombstones say I love you
3: And every time that I pass by,        tear drops fill my eye
   C           D                               G
1:         Reminds us of a long forgotten      dream                        - to C, to S, to 2
2: They're reminders of a long fogotten        dream                        - to C, to S, to 3
3: For that long forgotten dream belongs to me                              -stops abruptly
   D                           G
C: Fields full of trees, stone walls falling down
   G A                            D
C: Reminders of a long forgotten dream
   D     G                        C
C: Once alive in a young couples heart
   C         D                                   G
C: That old farm sure is a lonesome place to be
S: G C D G C D G




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                                   Skye Boat Song
 Key      Capo      Chord        Words by: Sir Harold Boulton, 1884, Music by: Annie MacLeod
D to E     2        C to D                                   As Recorded by: John McDermott

 I: C Am Dm G C F C G C Am Dm G C F                   C   G                            - to C, to 1
 1-3 C               Am              Dm         G
 4-5 D               Bm              Em         A
 C: Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing
 1-3 C             F          C      G
 4-5 D             G          D      A
 C: Onward the sailor's cry
 1-3 C            Am            Dm         G
 4-5 D            Bm            Em         A
 C: Carry the lad that's born to be king
 1-3 C          F          C       C F C
 4-5 D          G          D       D G D
 C: Over the sea to Skye
    Am                          Dm
 1: Loud the winds howl         loud the waves roar
 2: Though the waves leap soft shall ye sleep
 3: Many's the lad              fought on that day
    Bm                          Em
 4: Burned are our homes exile and death
    Am                 F            Am
 1: Thunder clouds rend the air
 2: Ocean's a          royal        bed
 3: Well the claymore could wield
    Bm                 G            Bm
 4: Scatter the        loyal        men
    Am                       Dm
 1: Baffled our foes         stand on the shore
 2: Rocked in the deep Flora will keep
 3: When the night came silently lay
    Bm                       Em
 4: Yet 'ere the sword cool in the sheath
    Am               F           Am     G
 1: Follow they      will not dare                                                     - to C, to 2
 2: Watch by your weary          head                                                  - to C, to 3
    Am               F           Am     A
 3: Dead on     Culloden's       field                                     - M +2, to C, to S, to 4
    Bm               G           Bm     A
 4: Charlie will come            again                                                 - to C, to T
 S: G D Bm Em A D G D A D Bm Em A D                   G   D   G   D
    D         G          D
 T: Over the sea to Skye




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                                 Are You Teasing Me
Key     Capo    Chord                                     Written by: Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin
 G      none     G                                           Recorded by: The Gibson Brothers

I: G D G D G                                                                             - to 1
   G                              D
1: When we're all alone dear and I‟m in your arms
2: You tell me my kiss puts your heart in a whirl
3: You tell me my love makes your whole life complete
   D               G
1: Are you teasing me
2: Are you teasing me
3: Are you teasing me
   G                                D
1: When you're tellin' me how you   thrill to my charms
2: And that you'll be mine „til the end of the world
3: And never from my arms would you long to be
   D               G
1: Are you teasing me                                                        - to C, to S, to 2
2: Are you teasing me                                                        - to C, to S, to 3
3: Are you teasing me                                                  - to C, to S, to C, to T
   C                   G                    C                       D       G
C: Are you untrue when I‟m not with you and when we're apart are you free
   G                         D                                    G
C: Tell me darling while our love is still young, are you teasing me
S: G D G D G
   D               G
T: Are you teasing me




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                              Farewell to Nova Scotia
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                     Written by: ??
  G       none       G                                         Recorded by: The Irish Rovers

 I: G C Em                                                                                 - to 1
    D    G                           Bm
 C: Farewell to Nova Scotia the sea bound coast
    Bm          C                    Em
 C: Let your mountains dark and dreary be
    Em          G         D
 C: For when I am far away on the briney ocean toss'd
    D           G              C          Em
 C: Will you ever breath a sigh or a wish for me
    D    G                        Bm
 1: The sun was setting           in the west
 2: I    grieve to leave my       native home
 3: The drums do beat and the wars do alarm
 4: I    have two brothers and they are at rest
    Bm     C                         Em
 1: The    birds were singing on every tree
 2: I      grieve to leave my        comrades all
 3: My     captain calls I           must obey
 4: Their arms are folded            on their chest
    Em       G            D
 1: All      nature       seems to be at rest
 2: An' my parents        who I hold so dear
 3:     Farewell,     farewell to Nova Scotia's charms
 4: But a poor simple sailor just like me
    D           G           C                Em
 1: But        alas there   was no           rest for me                             - to C, to 2
 2: And the bonny bonny lass I               do adore                          - to C, to S, to 3
 3: For it's early in the mornin' I'm        bound far away                          - to C, to 4
 4: Must be tossed and        turned in the deep dark sea.                           - to C, to T
 S: D G Bm C Em G D G C Em
    D           G              C          Em          G C Em
 T: Will you ever breath a sigh or a wish for me




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                           Engineer Without a Train
Key    Capo   Chord                                            Written by: Seth Sawyer
 E      2       D                                     Recorded by: The Gibson Brothers

I: D A G D A G D                                                                      - to 1
   D                                 A
1: He talks of leaving         Montreal
2: And he tells the pride of that summer
3: He gets around now with a         cane
4: He says when he's made his last run
                  G                  D
1: Train was      long the smoke was tall
2: Of how he      took the midnight run
3: And yeah he talks about those trains
4: And sees his last setting         sun
   D                                        A
1: Headin' home to his wife and             son
2: But he died that night there in the      rain
3: From coal to diesel he's seen them       all
4: Sees his wife again there'll will be no pain
                G                             D
1: Life was     good when he was              young                                   - to 2
2:         Underneath the twisted             train                       - to C, to S, to 3
3: When he      talks of trains he's standing tall                                    - to 4
4: For the engineer without a                 train                       - to C, to S, to T
   D                    G
C: Retired 11 years today
   G                            D
C: He's on a street that says one way
   D                                    A
C: Ten years his wife‟s been free of pain
   A   G                D
C: Engineer without a train
S: D A G D A G D
   D                                    A
T: See his wife and son, there'll be no pain
   A            G               D       A G D
T: For the engineer without a train




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                                     Alberta Bound
 Key      Capo      Chord                                          Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
  D       none        D                                          Recorded by: Gordon Lightfoot

 I: D G D A D D7                                                                        - to C
    D7      G              D                    A         D     D7
 C: Alberta bound, Alberta bound, it's good to be Alberta bound
    D7      G              D                    A         D
 C: Alberta bound, Alberta bound, it's good to be Alberta bound
    D
 1: Well the prairie lights are burning bright, the chinook wind is a'movin' in
 2: The skyline of Toronto is something you'll get on to
    D                                             G
 1: Tomorrow night I'll be Alberta                bound
 2: But they say you've got to live there for a while
    A
 1: Though I've done the best I could my ol' luck ain't been so good
 2: And if you've got the money you can get yourself a honey
    A                                    D
 1: Tomorrow night I'll be Alberta       bound
 2: With a written guarantee to make you smile
    D
 1: No one I've met could e'er forget a Rocky Mountain sunset
 2: But it's snowing in the city and the streets are brown and gritty
    D                                        G
 1: It's a pleasure just to be Alberta       bound
 2: And I know there's pretty girls all over town
    A
 1: I long to see my next of kin, to see what kind of shape they're in
 2: But they never seem to find me in and the one I left behind me
    A                                  D     D7
 1: Tomorrow night I'll be Alberta     bound                                      - to C, to 2
 2: Is the reason that I'll be Alberta bound                                 - to C(x2), to T
    D            A           D     G D A D
 T: It's good to be Alberta bound




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                                     City of New Orleans
Key     Capo     Chord                                                      Written by: Steve Goodman
 D      none       D                                                         Recorded by: Arlo Guthrie

             D                       A                D
1:           Riding on the           City of New      Orleans
2: Dealing card games with the old men in the club car
3:           Nightime on the         City of New      Orleans
    Bm                        G                D
1: Illinois Central           Monday morning rail
2: Penny a point ain't no one keeping          score
3: Changing cars in           Memphis Tennessee
    D                  A                     D
1: Fifteen cars and fifteen restless         riders
2: Pass the paper      bag that holds the bottle
3: Half way home       we'll be there by morning
                  Bm                      A                         D
1:                Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail
2:                Feel the wheels         rumbling 'neath the floor
3: Through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea
             Bm                                     F#m
1:     All along the south bound odyssey the train pulls out of Kenkakee
2: And the sons of Pullman porters and the sons of engineers
3:      But all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream
                A                                        E
1:          And rolls along past houses farms and fields
2: Ride their father's magic carpets made of             steel
3:     And the steel rail still ain't heard the news
        Bm                                           F#m
1:      Passing trains that have no names and freight yards of old black men
2:      Mothers with there babes asleep              rocking to the gentle beat
3: The conductor sings his songs again, the passagers will please refrain
             A                      A7                   D       D7
1: And the graveyards of the rusted              automobiles                                 - to C, to 2
2: And the rhythm of the            rails is all they feel                      - to C, to S, to C, to 3
3:     This train got the disappearing railroad blues                                   - to C(x2), to T
         G                 A7           D
C1-3,5: Good morning America, how are you
C4:      Good night      America, How are you
         Bm                     G                 D      A7
C: Say, don't you know me, I'm your native son
             D                       A            Bm Bm7      E7
C: I'm the train they call the City of New Or-leans
             C           G        A                         D
C: I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
S: D A D Bm G D A D Bm A D Bm F#m A E Bm F#m A A7 D D7
             C           G        A                         D
T: I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.
             C           G        A                         D
T: I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.




12                                Jam Session Songbook                                      v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                         Lodi
 Key      Capo      Chord                                          Written by: J.C. Fogerty
  D       none        D                                                 Recorded by: CCR

 I: D A G D                                                                             - to 1
    D                                G                D
 1: Just about a year ago I          set out on the   road
 2: Rode in on a Greyhound. I'll be walkin' out if I go
 3: The man from the magazine said I was on my        way
 4: If I only had a dollar for       ev'ry song I've sung
    D                   Bm                 G                    A7
 1: Seekin' my fame and fortune.           Lookin' for a pot of gold
 2: I was just passin' through, must be, seven months or        more
 3: Somewhere I lost connections.          Ran out of songs to play
 4: And ev'ry time I've had to play while people sat there      drunk
    D                       Bm                  G                          D
 1: Things got bad and      things got worse. I guess you will know the    tune
 2: Ran out of time and     money.              Looks like they took my    friends
 3: I came into town a      one night stand.    Looks like my plans fell   through
 4: You know I'd catch the next train           back to where I            live
    D            A               G     D
 1: Oh Lord!     Stuck in Lodi again                                                    - to 2
 2: Oh Lord! I'm stuck in Lodi again                                             - to S1, to 3
 3: Oh Lord!     Stuck in Lodi again                                                    - to 4
 4: Oh Lord! I'm stuck in Lodi again                                             - to S2, to T
 S1: D G D Bm G A7 D Bm G D A G D
 S2: D A G D
    D            A               G     D
 T: Oh Lord! I'm stuck in Lodi again




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21           Jam Session Songbook                                        13
                                Amarillo by Morning
 Key     Capo   Chord                                        Written by: T. Stafford & P. Fraser
D to E    2     C to D                                             Recorded by: George Strait

I: (C Em F G)x2 (break) C                                                                   - to 1
   C                            Em                F              C
1: Amarillo by                  morning.          Up from San Antone
2: They took my saddle in Huston. Broke my leg in Santa Fe
   D                            F#m               G              D
3: Amarillo by                  morning.          Up from San Antone
   C                     Em              F                    G    (hold)
1: Everything that       I‟ve got is just what I‟ve got on
2: Lost my wife and a girlfriend somewhere along the way
   D                     F#m             G                    A    (hold)
3: Everything that       I‟ve got is just what I‟ve got on
               F                               G
1: When that sun is high in that               Texas sky
2: I‟ll be     looking for eight when they pull that gate
               G                               A
3: I ain‟t     got a dime but what I           got is mine
           C                    Em           F      C
1: I‟ll be bucking at the county             fair
2: And I   hope that the judge ain‟t blind
           D                    F#m          G      D
3: I ain‟t rich but,            oh Lord, I‟m free
   C             G          F              G          C
1: Amarillo by morning. Amarillo, I‟ll be             there
2: Amarillo by morning. Amarillo‟s on my              mind
   D             A          G              A          D
3: Amarillo by morning. Amarillo‟s where I‟ll be
1: C   Em    F     G   C                                                                    - to 2
2: C   Em    F     Em  G      D                                                       - M +2, to 3
3: G   A   D                                                                                - to T
   D             A          G              A          D    (D F#m G A)x4    D
T: Amarillo by morning. Amarillo‟s where I‟ll be




14                            Jam Session Songbook                                v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                         Seminole Wind
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                   Written by: John Anderson
  G       none       G                                                    Recorded by: John Anderson

 I: (slow) (Em G D A)x2 (break) (fast) A (Em G D A)x2 (hold last)                                 - to 1
         Em                     G
 1:         Ever since the      days of old
 2:         Progress came and took its toll
 C: So blow, blow               Seminole wind
     D                                    A
 1: Men would search for                  wealth untold
 2: And in the name of                    flood control
 C: Blow like you‟re never gonna blow again
  Em                                        G
 1: They‟d dig for silver                   and for gold
 2: They made their plans and they drained the land
 C: I‟m callin‟ to you like a               long lost friend
              D                         A
 1:             And leave the empty holes
 2: Now the Glades are goin‟            dry
 C:      But I know who you             are
          Em                          G
 1: And way down south in the Everglades
 2:       The last time I walked in the swamp
 C: And blow, blow from the           Okeechobee
                  D                              A
 1: Where the black water rolls and the saw grass waves
 2:                 I stood up on a              cyruss stump
 C:               All the way up to              Micanopy               (pronounced meh-can-o-pee)
     Em                                 G
 1:     The eagles fly and the          otters play
 2:     I listened close and I          heard the ghost
 C: Blow ‟cross the home of the Seminole
              D                     A
 1: In the land of the         Seminole                                               - to C, to S, to 2
 2:       Of Oseola                 cry                       (pronounced ah-see-ola) - to C, to S, to E
              D                     A
 C:       The aligators and the gulls
 S: (Em G D A)x2
 E: Em G D A (slow) (Em G D A)x2 As4 A (hold last)




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                 Jam Session Songbook                                              15
                                 Four Strong Winds
Key    Capo    Chord                                                Written by: Ian Tyson
 G     none     G                                                 Recorded by: Ian Tyson

Intro: G C Em D D7                                                                        - to C
   D7           G                       Am
C: Four strong winds that blow          lonely
1: I think I'll go out to             Alberta
2: If I         get there before the snow flies
   Am        D                   G
C: Seven     seas that run       high
1: Weather's good there in the fall
2: And if    things are lookin' good
   G                            Am                  D     D7
C: All those things that don't change come what may
1: Got some friends that I can go to workin'        for
2: You could meet me if I       sent you down the fare
   D7      G                        Am
C: For our good times are all       gone
1: Still I wish you'd change your mind
2: But by then it would be          winter
   Am      D                 G
C: And I'm bound for movin' on
1: If I asked you one more time
2: Not too much for you to do
   G         C                     Em                 D      D7
C: I'll look for you if I'm        ever back this     way
1: But we've been through that a hundred times or more                         - to C, to S, to 2
2: And those winds sure blow       cold away out      there              - to C, to S, to C, to T
S: D7 G Am D G Am D D7 G Am D G C Em D D7
   D7        C               Em                D  D7 G
T: I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way




16                           Jam Session Songbook                              v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                  Four Strong Winds
 Key      Capo      Chord                                            Written by: Ian Tyson
  E        4          C                                            Recorded by: Ian Tyson

 Intro: C F Am G G7                                                                        - to C
    G7           C                       Dm
 C: Four strong winds that blow          lonely
 1: I think I'll go out to             Alberta
 2: If I         get there before the snow flies
    Dm        G                   C
 C: Seven     seas that run       high
 1: Weather's good there in the fall
 2: And if    things are lookin' good
    C                            Dm                  G     G7
 C: All those things that don't change come what may
 1: Got some friends that I can go to workin'        for
 2: You could meet me if I       sent you down the fare
    G7      C                        Dm
 C: For our good times are all       gone
 1: Still I wish you'd change your mind
 2: But by then it would be          winter
    Dm      G                 C
 C: And I'm bound for movin' on
 1: If I asked you one more time
 2: Not too much for you to do
    C         F                     Am                 G      G7
 C: I'll look for you if I'm        ever back this     way
 1: But we've been through that a hundred times or more                         - to C, to S, to 2
 2: And those winds sure blow       cold away out      there              - to C, to S, to C, to T
 S: G7 C Dm G C Dm G G7 C Dm G C F Am G G7
    G7        F               Am                G  G7 C
 T: I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21             Jam Session Songbook                                          17
                         Down at the Twist and Shout
Key    Capo   Chord                                     Written by: Mary-Chapin Carpenter
 D      2       C                                     Recorded by: Mary-Chapin Carpenter
I: C G C G C F C G C C7
   F
C: Saturday night and the moon is out
   F          C
C: I wanna head on over to the "Twist and Shout"
   C        G
C: Find a two-step partner and a cajun beat
   G          C                                 C7
C: When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
   F
C: Out in the middle of a big dance floor
   F        C
C: When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
   C      G                                   C
C: Wanna dance to band from Lou‟siana tonight
   C                G
1: And I            never have wandered down to New Orleans
2: They got         an alligator stew and a crawfish pie
3: Bring your mama. Bring you papa. Bring your sister too
   G            C
1: I            never have drifted down a bayou stream
2: A            gulf storm blowing into town tonight
3: They got lots of music and lots of room
   C              G
1: But I          heard that music on the radio
2:                Living on the delta it's quite a show
3: When they play you a waltz from 1910
   G            C
1: And I        swore someday I was gonna go
2: They got hurricane parties every time it blows
3: You're       gonna feel a little bit young again
   C            Am
1: Down         Highway 10 past Lafayette
2: But          here up north it's a cold cold rain
3: Well you learned to dance with your rock'n'roll
   Am             Dm
1: There's        Baton Rouge and I won't forget
2: And there ain't no cures for my blues today
3: And you        learned to swing with your do c'est do
   Dm         G
1: To         send you a card with my regrets
2:        Except when the paper says Beausoleil
3: But you learn to love at the fais do do
   G                              G7        C        C7
1: 'Cause I'm never gonna         come back home                                - to C, to I, to 2
2: Is coming into town.           Baby,     let's go down                       - to C, to I, to 3
3: When you hear a little Jolie             Blon                          - to C, to I, to C, to T
   C      G                                   C     F C G C
T: Wanna dance to band from Lou‟siana tonight




18                          Jam Session Songbook                               v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                  Puff the Magic Dragon
 Key      Capo      Chord                              Written by: Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton
 Bb        3         G                                            Recorded by: Peter, Paul, & Mary

 I: G Bm C G C G Em A7 D7 G Bm C G C G Em A7 D7 G D7                                          - to 2
    D7 G                     Bm            C                        G
 1:      Puff the magic      dragon        lived by the             sea
 2:    Together they would travel in a boat with a billowed         sail
 3: A    dragon lives for ever but         not so little            boys
 4: His head was bent in sorrow,           green scales fell like rain
         C                   G         Em          A7                 D7
 1: And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
 2:      Jackie kept a       lookout perched on Puff‟s gigantic tail
 3:      Painted wings and giant       rings make way for other       toys
 4:      Puff no longer      went to play         along the cherry lane
    G                      Bm                  C                      G
 1: Little Jackie          Paper               loved that rascal      Puff
 2: Noble kings and        princes             bowed whene‟er they came
 3: One grey night it      happened, Jackie Paper came no             more
 4: Without his lifelong friend                Puff could not be      brave
         C                          G               Em
 1: And brought him strings and sealing             wax and
 2:      Pirate ships they          lowered their flags when
 3: And Puff that mighty            drag-           on he
 4: So Puff that mighty             dragon          slowly
    A7           D7        G        D7
 1: Lots of      other     stuff. Oh!                                                   - to C, to 2
 2: Puff roared out his name. Oh!                                                 - to C, to S, to 3
 3: Ceased his fearless roar.                                                                 - to 4
 4: Crept      into his    cave. Oh!                                              - to C, to S, to T
    G               Bm       C               G
 C: Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
         C                 G        Em         A7                D7
 C: And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
    G               Bm       C               G
 C: Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
         C                 G        Em         A7           D7   G      D7
 C: And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee
 S: G Bm C G C G Em A7 D7 G Bm C G C G Em A7 D7 G D7
    G               Bm       C               G
 T: Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
         C                 G        Em         A7                D7
 T: And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee Oh Whoh Whoh
    G               Bm       C               G
 T: Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea
         C                 G        Em         A7           D7   G       C G D7 G
 T: And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honahlee




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                Jam Session Songbook                                           19
                            Tombstone Every Mile
Key    Capo   Chord                                         Written by: Daniel Fulkerson
Eb      3       C                                            Recorded by: Dick Curless

I: C G C                                                                               - to 1
   C
1: All you big and burly men who roll the trucks along
2: When you're loaded with potatoes and you're headed down
3: When you're talkin' to a trucker that's bin haulin' goods
   C                                                    G
1: Better listen. You'll be thankful when you           hear my song
2: You've gotta drive the woods to get to               Boston town
3: Down that stretch of road in Maine they call the Hanesville woods
   G            C                           F
1: You have really got it made if you're haulin' goods
2: When it's winter up in Maine better      check it over twice
3: He'll        tell you that dyin' an'     goin' down below
   F          C                             G                  C
1:            Any place on earth but those    Hanesville       woods             - to C, to 2
2: That       Hanesville road is just a       ribbon of        ice               - to C, to 3
3: Won't be half as bad as drivin' on that road of ice an' snow            - to C, to S, to C
   C                            F
C: It's a stretch of road up north in Maine
   F      C                           G
C: That's never, ever, ever seen a smile
   G        C                         F
C: If they buried all the truckers lost in them woods
   F               C         G     C
C: There'd be a tombstone every mile
   C                 F
C: Now count 'em off
   F               C         G     C    G C
C: There'd be a tombstone every mile
S: C G C F C G C




20                         Jam Session Songbook                            v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                       What do You do With a Drunken Sailor
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                          Traditional
 Bm        2         Am                                                       Recorded by: ??

  I: Am G Am                                                                                      - to 1
     Am
  1: What shall we do with a drunken sailor
     G
  1: What shall we do with a drunken sailor
     Am
  1: What shall we do with a drunken sailor
     Am       G      Am
  1: Earl-eye in the morning                                                                - to C, to 2
     Am
  C: Weigh ho and up she rises
     G
  C: Weigh ho and up she rises (patent blocks o' diff'rent sizes)
     Am
  C: Weigh ho and up she rises
     Am       G      Am
  C: Earl-eye in the morning
  2: Put 'im in a long-boat till he's sober                                                        - to 3
  3: Keep 'im there and make 'im bale 'er                                            - to C, to S, to 4
  4: Trice 'im up in a runnin' bowline                                                             - to 5
  5: Tie 'im to the taffrail when she's yard-arm under                                      - to C, to 6
  6: Put 'im in the scuppers with a hose-pipe on him                                               - to 7
  7: Take 'im and shake 'im and try an' wake 'im                                     - to C, to S, to 8
  8: Give 'im a dose of salt and water                                                             - to 9
  9: Give 'im a taste of the bosun's rope-end                                            - to C, to 10
 10: Stick on 'is back a mustard plaster                                                         - to 11
 11: Soak 'im in oil till he sprouts a flipper                                     - to C, to S, to 12
 12: Shave 'is belly with a rusty razor                                                          - to 13
 13: Put 'im in the guard room till he gets sober                                         - to C, to 14
 14: Put 'im in bed with the Captain‟s daughter                     - to C, to S, to 15 (A Cappello)
 15: What shall we do with a drunken sailor                                                       - to C
 S: Bm A Bm F#m D F#m Bm A Bm




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21            Jam Session Songbook                                                  21
                                     Song for the Mira
Key     Capo     Chord                                                               Written by: ??
 D      none       D                                                      Recorded by: Anne Murray

I: D G D A D G D A D G D A D G D A D                                                               - to 1
   D                                         G               D
1: Out      on    the     Mira      on       warm       afternoons
2: As boys in their boats call to girls on the shore
3: Out      on    the     Mira      on       soft summer nights
4: And over the           ashes      the     stories are told
5: Out      on      the     Mira     the     people are      kind
6: Now I‟ll conclude with the wish you go well
   D           A                  D                   G      D          A
1:             Old men go         fishing with        black line and spoons
2:             Teasing the        ones that they dear- ly              adore
3:             Bonfires           blaze to the        child-ren‟s delight
4:        Of witches and          werewolves and Oak         Island     gold
5: They'll treat you to home brew and help                     you    unwind
6:             Sweet be your dreams and your happ- iness                swell
   A      D                                         G                     D
1: And if they catch nothing they never                               complain
2: And into         the      evening        the     courting           begins
3: They dance ‟round the flames singin‟ songs with their friends
4: The stars         on     the     river      they sparkle       and     spin
5: And if you come broken, they'll see that you                           mend
6:        I‟ll leave you here for my journey                           begins
   D                      A               D
1:      I wish I was with them again                                                                - to 2
2: And I wish I was with them again                                                           - to C, to 3
3:      I wish I was with them again                                                                - to 4
4:      I wish I was with them again                                                  - to C, to S1, to 5
5: And I wish I was with them again                                                                 - to 6
   D                    A
6: I‟m going to be with them
        D               A
6:      going to be with them
        D               A               D
6: I‟m going to be with them again                                                     - to C(x2), to S2
   D7 G                         D
C:     Can you imagine a piece of the universe
   A                                 D       D7
C: More fit for princes and kings
   G                                    D
C: I‟ll trade you ten of your cities
   D              E                    E7             A        A7
C: For Marion Bridge and the pleasure it brings
S1: D G D A D G D A D G D A D G D A D
S2: D G D A D G D A D G D A D G D A D A D A D




22                               Jam Session Songbook                                  v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                 Chasing that Neon Rainbow
 Key      Capo      Chord                                         Written by: Alan Jackson & Jim McBride
C to D     2        D to E                                                     Recorded by: Alan Jackson

 I: F G C Am F G C                                                                                       - to 1
    C                               C7      F
 1: Daddy won a                radio.       Tuned it to a country show
 2: An atlas and a coffee cup. Five pickers in an ol' Dodge truck
    D                       D7      G
 3: Daddy got a radio. He won it thirty years ago
    F        G                                          F                 G     G7
 1: I was rockin' in the cradle to the cryin' of a steel guitar
 2:          Headin' down to Houston for a show on Saturday               night
    G              A                                      G                        A    A7
 3: He said "Son, I just know we're gonna hear you singin' on it someday"
    G7     C                               C7 F
 1:        Mama used to sing to me. Taught me that sweet harmony
 2: This overhead's killin'                me. Half the time I sing for free
    A7 D                              D7            G
 3: I made it up to music row, but Lordy, don't the wheels turn slow
    F                   G
 1: Now she             worries 'cause she never thought
 2: But when the crowd's into it, Lord,
    G            A
 3: Still I wouldn't trade a minute an'
    G    F                               G                C
 1: I'd ever really                      take it this far
 2: It makes this thing I'm doing seem                    right
    A G                         A             D
 3: I wouldn't have it any other way
    G
 1: Singin' in the bars an'                                                                 - to C, to S1, to 2
 2: Standin' in the spotlight                                                        - to C, to S1, M +2, to 3
    D      A
 3: Just show me to the stage an'                                                           - to C, to S2, to T
 1-2: C                                       F                       C
 3:    D                                      G                       D
 C:    Chasin' that neon rainbow. Livin' that honky-tonk dream
 1-2: C              Em     Am                  D                   G
 3:    D             F#m Bm                     E                   A
 C:    All I've ever wanted was to pick this guitar an' sing
 1-2: G        F                       C              F                 D
 3:    A       G                       D              G                 E
 C:    Just tryin' to be somebody. Just wanna be heard and seen
 1-2: F                   G       C    Am     F              G        C
 3:    G                  A       D    Bm     G              A        D
 C:    Chasin' that neon rainbow. Livin' that honky-tonk dream
 S1: F G C Am F G C
 S2: G A D Bm G A D
    D    G                   A      D      Bm     G             A       D
 T: I‟m chasin' that neon rainbow. Livin' that honky-tonk dream




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                   Jam Session Songbook                                                   23
                        Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Key    Capo   Chord                                                   Written by: ??
 D      2       C                                                   Recorded by: ??

I: C G G7 C                                                                      - to 1
   C
1: In the twilight glow I see her
2: Now my hair has turned to silver
   G         G7             C
1: Blue eyes crying in the rain
2: All my life I've lived in vain
   C
1: As we kissed goodbye and parted
2: I can see her star in heaven
   G            G7          C   C7
1: I knew we'd never meet again
2: Blue eyes crying in the rain
   F       (    break   )F
1: Love is like a dying ember
2: Someday when we meet up yonder
   C                G    G7
1: Only memories remain
2: We'll stroll hand in hand again
   C
1: Through the ages I'll remember
2: In an land that knows no parting
   G         G7             C
1: Blue eyes crying in the rain                                            - to S, to 2
2: Blue eyes crying in the rain                                            - to S, to T
S: C G C G C C7 F (break) F           C   G   G7   C   G   G7   C
   C
T: In an land that knows no parting
   G                        F   C
T: Blue eyes crying in the rain




24                         Jam Session Songbook                        v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                              That Just About Does it
 Key      Capo      Chord                                  Written by: M.D. Barnes & V. Gosdin
  D        2          C                                              Recorded by: Vern Gosdin

 I: C C7 F Dm G G7 C F G C
    C                                          G
 1: Every night you go to bed                  cryin'
 2: So many times I've talked you out of       leavin'
 3: It's sad to think that words could come between us
    G                          G7                  C
 1: There's nothin' left to do when love is        dyin'
 2: And so many times you've tried to fight the feelin'
 3: And what I said, God       knows I didn't      mean it
    C                             C7                    F
 1: So before the whole worlds knows how it's           hurtin'
 2: I guess we've tried and       failed once too       often
 3: It's time we             realize this time it's over
            G                                         C         F G   C
 1:         Don't you think it's time to pull the curtain                                - to C, to 2
 2: Now the suitcase down the hallway does the        talkin'                      - to C, to S, to 3
 3: It's    tearin' us apart to stay               together               and...         - to C, to T
    C                          G
 C: That just about does it, don't it
    G                  G7          C
 C: That'll just about kill it, won't it
    C                       C7
 C: Maybe we should call a truce
    C7 F                     Dm
 C: We could but what's the use
    Dm   G          G7         C         (F G C) omit last time
 C: That just about does it, don't it
 S: C G G7 C C7 F Dm G G7 C F G C
    C                       C7
 T: Maybe we should call a truce
    C7 F                     Dm
 T: We could but what's the use
    Dm   G          G7         F          C
 T: That just about does it, don't it, don't it




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21             Jam Session Songbook                                             25
                                  Battle of New Orleans
Key     Capo    Chord                                                                  Traditional
 A       2       G                                                     Recorded by: Johnny Horton

I: NC G C D G                                                                                 - to 1
   G                                C
1: In Eighteen-fourteen we          took a little trip
2: We looked down the river an' we see'd the British come
3: Ol' Hick'ry said we could        take 'em by surprise
4: We fired our cannon 'til the     barrel melted down
             D                                      G
1:           Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip'
2: An' there must a'bin a hundred of them           beatin' on a drum
3: If we     didn't fire our muskets 'til we        look'd 'em in the eyes
4: So we     grabbed an' aligator an' we            fought another round
   G                                         C
1: We took a little bacon and we             took a little beans
2: They stepped so high an' they             made their bugles ring
3: We held our fire 'til we                  see'd their faces well
4: We filled his head with cannon balls an' powdered his behind
   C           D                                  G
1: And we      caught the bloody British in the town-a New Orleans                      - to C, to 2
2: We stood    beside our cotton fields an'       didn't say a thing              - to C, to S, to 3
3: Then we     openned up our squirrel guns an' really gave 'em... well           - to C, to B, to 4
4: An' when we touched the powder off, the       'gator lost his mind - to C, to S, to B, to T, to E
   G
C: We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin'
B: Ya they ran through the briars an' they ran through the brambles
T: Hup two three four
   G                                        D                 G
C: There wasn't nigh as many as there       was a while      ago
B: An' they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
T: Sound off                                three             four
   G
C: We fired once more and they began to runnin'
B: They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
T: Hup two three four
   G                              D            G
C: On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
B: On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
T: Sound off                      three        four
S: G C D G C D G D G D G
E: G C D G




26                              Jam Session Songbook                                    v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                    Daisy a Day
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                 Written by: ??
  D        2          C                                        Recorded by: Judd Strump

 I: C G C G7                                                                                - to 1
    G7              C                                        C7
 1: He          remembers the first time he met her
 2: They would walk down the street in the evening
 3: Now he          walks down the steet in the evening
    C7        F                                     C      C7
 1: He     remembers the first thing she            said
 2: And for years I would see them go               by
 3: And he stops by the old candy                   store
    C7            F                               C             Am
 1: He        remembers the first time he         held her
 2: And their love that was more than the clothes that they wore
 3: I             somehow believe he's        believing
    Am          D                             G        G7
 1: And the night that she came to his bed
 2: Could be seen in the gleam of their eyes
 3: He's        holding her hand like       before
    G7      C                                             C7
 1: He   remembers her sweet way of sayin'
 2: As a    kid they would take me for candy
 3: For he feels all her love walking with him
    C7        F                                     C        C7
 1:           Honey has something gone              wrong
 2: And I'd love to go tagging                    along
 3: And he smiles at the things she might say
    C7            F                           C            Am
 1: He        remembers the fun and the       teasing
 2: We'd hold hands as we walked to the corner
 3: Then the old man walks up to the          hilltop
    Am        C                G                C       G7
 1: And the reason he          wrote her this song                                    - to C, to 2
 2: And the old man would sing her his          song                      - to C, to S, to C, to 3
 3: And       gives her a      daisy a          day                                         - to C
    G7   C                                C7
 C: I'll give you a daisy a day dear
    C7   F                       C     C7
 C: I'll give you a daisy a day
    C7   F                       C           Am (retard last)
 C: I'll love you until the rivers run still
    Am        C                G          C     (G7) omit last
 C: And the four winds we know blow away
 S: G7 C C7 F C C7 F C Am D G G7 C C7 F C C7 F C                     Am   G   G7




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21           Jam Session Songbook                                            27
                                  Manhatten Kansas
Key     Capo    Chord                                                             Written by: ??
 D      none      D                                                             Recorded by: ??

I: D Ds4 D Ds4 D Ds4 D                                                                   - to 1
   D                                              G
1: Manhatten Kansas ain't no                      place to have a baby
2: She got a job in Denver washin'                dishes in a diner
3: At night she stands there thinking about her man back home in Kansas
   G          D                  Ds4    D           A      As4 A7
1: When you got no man to        give   him a last name
2: But at     least it buys the ba-     by milk to drink
3: And        how her folks just turned away her    shame
   A7       D                                         G
1: And her folks back in Manhatten didn't             want her or her bundle
2: He once told her she was pretty but the            only ring it got her
3: She      stares down thru the soap suds reaches down and pulls the drain plug
   G        D                    A                  D      Ds4 D
1: So she took her child and caught an evenin' train                                     - to 2
2: Was the ring of grease that runs around the sink                          - to C, to S, to 3
3: And watches as Manhatten drains away                                            - to C, to T
   D        A                                  G
C: Yes she lay beside him gentle 'cause he told her that he loved her
   G      C                  G               A    As4 A7
C: And he made her dance before the music played
   A7     D                                  G
C: But at least she didn't beg him, she'd rather do her dishes
   G D                    A                D     Ds4 D
C: It makes her feel as if her hands are clean
S: D G D A D G D A D A G C G A D G D A D
   D                      A                D     D Ds4 D Ds4 D Ds4 D
T: It makes her feel as if her hands are clean




28                            Jam Session Songbook                                 v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                               Will the Circle be Unbroken
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                      Written by: A. P. Carter
  A        2         G                                               Recorded by: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

 I: G G7 C G Em G D G                                                                                  - to 1
    G                                            G7
 1: I    was       standing      by       my     window
 2: Lord         I     told      her        undertaker
 3: I     will        follow       close       behind her
 4: I went back home Lord my home was lonesome
    G7         C                        G
 1: On one cold and cloudy day
 2:    Undertaker please drive slow
 3: Try to hold up and be brave
 4: Miss my mother she was              gone
    G                                   Em
 1: When I saw the hearse come rollin‟
 2: For this body you are haulin'
 3: But I could not hide my sorrow
 4: All my brothers sisters cryin'
    Em             G          D           G
 1: For to         carry my mother away                                                    - to C, to S, to 2
 2: Lord I         hate to see her go                                                      - to C, to S, to 3
 3: When they laid her in her grave                                                        - to C, to S, to 4
 4: What a         home so sad and alone                                                     - to C(x2), to T
    G                           G7
 C: Will the circle be unbroken
    G7       C                      G
 C: By and by, Lord, by and by
    G                              Em
 C: There's a better home awaiting
    Em       G              D         G        (retard after last)
 C: In the sky, Lord, in the sky
 S: G G7 C G Em G D G
    G                       D         C     G
 T: In the sky, Lord, in the sky




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                 Jam Session Songbook                                                 29
                                         Cold Shoulder
Key     Capo     Chord                          Written by: Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, & Garth Brooks
 D      none       D                                                      Recorded by: Garth Brooks

   NC                        Bm        Bm/A G                        D      C D
1: There's a fire burning bright              at our house         tonight
2: This old                  highway          is like a lady sometimes
   D                      Bm        Bm/A Bm                                  A     As4 A
1: Slow music             playing                 and       soft       candlelight
2: She can be your best friend               but she's the real jealous kind
   A                    G          Gs4 G                      Bm       Bm/A Bm
1: On her lips I keep tasting           the warm red          wine
2: She's the lady that leads me         to the life I dream of
   Bm                         D          A                       D     (run:A-B-C-B-A-D)
1: I'm there in her           arms       but it's all in my      mind                - to C, to S1, to 2
2: She's the mistress that keeps me from the ones that I love                        - to C, to S2, to T
   D                       G                  D       (run)
C: The snow is piled high on the highway tonight
   D                  Bm Bm/A Bm                         A    As4 A
C: I'm a ship lost at sea             on this ocean of white
   A                G         Gs4 G                    Bm     Bm/A Bm
C: Eighteen wheels anchored         somewhere out of Dover
   Bm       D                       A
C: I wish I hold her instead of huggin'
   A             D
C: This old cold shoulder
S1: NC Bm Bm/A G D (run)
S2: G
   G                  D                         A     NC
T: God I wish I could hold her instead of huggin'
   NC
T: This old cold shoulder
E: Bm Bm/A G D




30                               Jam Session Songbook                                      v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                            Silver Threads and Golden Needles
 Key      Capo      Chord                              Written by: J. Rhodes & D. Reynolds
  E        2          D                                       Recorded by: Linda Ronstadt

 I:    D G D A D                                                                            - to V
       D
  V:   I don't want your lonely mansion
       D       G
  V:   With a tear in every room.
       G                             D
  V:   All I want's the love you promised
       D                    A     A7
  V:   Beneath the halo'd moon
       A7        D
  V:   But you think I should be happy
       D           G
  V:   With your money and your name
       G                    D
  V:   And hide myself in sorrow
       D           A                    D
  V:   While you play your cheating games                               - to C1, to S, to C2, to T
       D       G
 C1:   Silver threads and golden needles
 C2:   Silver threads and golden needles
       G       D
 C1:   Cannot mend this heart of mine
 C2:   Cannot mend this heart of mine
       D
 C1:   And I dare not drown my sorrow
 C2:   And I dare not drown my sorrow
       D                           C      A
 C1:   In the warm glow of your wine
 C2:   In the warm glow of your wine
       A           D
 C1:   But you     think I should be happy
 C2:   You can't buy my love with money
       D           G
 C1:   With your money and your name
 C2:   For I       never was that kind
       G                             D
 C1:   And hide myself in            sorrow
 C2:   Silver threads and golden needles
       D           A                    D
 C1:   While you play your cheating games
 C2:   Cannot      mend this heart of mine
  S:   D G D A A7 D G D A D
       G                             D
  T:   Silver threads and golden needles
       D       C     (break) NC             D C    D
  T:   Cannot mend            this heart of mine




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                Jam Session Songbook                                       31
                             Did She Mention My Name
Key     Capo    Chord                                                Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
 G      none     G                                                 Recorded by: Gordon Lightfoot

 I: G C Am D D7 C G                                                                        - to 1
    G                                         C                Am
 1: It's so nice to meet and old friend and pass the time of day
 2: Is the landlord still a loser? Do his signs hang in the hall
    Am      D                                   D7             G
 1:     And talk about    the   hometown    a   million miles away
 2: Are the young girls still as pretty in the city in the Fall
    G                                       C                   Am
 1: Is the ice still in the river? Are the old folks still the same
 2: Does the laughter on their faces still put the sun to       shame
    Am          D          D7         G
 1: And by the way did she mention my name                                   - to B1, to S1, to 2
 2: And by the way did she mention my name                                 - to B2, to S2, to B3
    G       C          D            G
B1: Did she mention my name just in passing
B2: Did she mention my name just in passing
B3: Did she mention my name just in passing
    G                     Em             A7                                D
B1: And looking at the    rain do you remember if she dropped a name of two
B2: And when the talk ran high did the look in her eye seem far          away
B3: And when the morning came do you remember if she dropped a name or two
              G                                    C                    Am
B1: Is the    home team still on fire? Do they     still win all their games
B2: Is the    old roof still leaking when the      late snow turns to rain
B3: Won't you say hello from someone? There'll be no need to          explain
    Am          D          D7         G
B1: And by the way did she mention my name
B2: And by the way did she mention my name
    Am          D          D7         G     C G
B3: And by the way did she mention my name
S1: G C Am D D7 G
S2: G C Am D D7 G C Am D D7 G




32                             Jam Session Songbook                                  v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                    Daddy Frank
 Key      Capo      Chord                                    Written by: Merle Haggard
  D        2          C                                    Recorded by: Merle Haggard

    nc     C
 C: Daddy Frank played the guitar and the french harp
    C                                 G
 C: Sister played the ringing tambourine
    G
 C: Momma couldn't hear our pretty music
    G                                                 C
 C: But she read our lips and helped the family sing
    C
 C: That little band was all a part of livin'
    C                               G
 C: And our means of livin' at the time
    G
 C: And it wasn't like no normal family combo
    G                                          C
 C: 'Cause Daddy Frank the guitar man was blind
    Am                                C
 1: Frank and Momma counted on each other
 2: Don't remember how they got    acquainted
    C      Am                                    C
 1: Their one and only weakness made them strong
 2: I      can't recall just how it came to be
    F                                            C
 1: Momma did the driving for the                family
 2: There had to be some special help from someone
    C    D                                  G      G7
 1: And Frank he made his livin' with a song
 2: And blessed be the One who let it       be
    Am                              C
 1: Home was just a camp along the roadside
 2: Fever was the cause of Momma's hearing
    C Am                                  C
 1: A pick-up bed was where we bedded down
 2:    Daddy Frank was born without his sight
    C    F                                C
 1:      Don't remember ever goin'        hungry
 2: An‟ Momma needed someone she could lean on
    C               F         C         G          C
 1: But I remember Momma      cookin' on the ground                         - to C, to S, to 2
 2: And I         believe the guitar man was right                    - to C, to S, to C, to T
 S: (over chorus)
    C        G                                 C F C G C
 T: Oh yes Daddy Frank the guitar man was blind




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21            Jam Session Songbook                                       33
                Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine
Key     Capo     Chord                                                       Written by: Tom T. Hall
 A       2        G                                                        Recorded by: Tom T. Hall

I: C G D G                                                                                     - to 1
   G                        G7                     C                    Am
1: How old you think I am he said? I               said I didn't        know
2: There wasn't         anyone around 'cept        this old man and me
3: Ever have a drink of watermelon                 wine he              asked
4: He said women think about themselves when menfolk ain't            around
5: Old dogs care           about you even          when you make mistakes
6: I had to catch a         plane up to          Atlanta the next       day
            D                      D7                       C                     G
1: He said I turned                sixty-five about           eleven months      ago
2: The      man behind the         bar was watching        "Ironsides" on        TV
3: He       told me all           about it though           I didn't answer       back
4: And      friends are hard to find when they          discover that you're down
5:          God bless little       children while they're still too young to hate
6: As I     left for my            room I saw him             pickin' up my       change
   G                                 G7                          C                  Am
1: I was sittin' in                  Miami pourin'               blended whiskey down
2: Uninvited                         he sat down and             opened up his      mind
3: Ain't but three things in         this world that's worth a solitary             dime
4: He said I tried it all when I was young and                   in my natural       prime
5: When he moved away I              found my pen and            copied down that line
6: That night I dreamed in           peaceful sleep of           shady        summertime
               C                G          D                       G
1: When this old grey black gentleman was cleanin' up the lounge                               - to 2
2: On          old dogs and     children and watermelon            wine                  - to S, to 3
3: But         old dogs and     children and watermelon            wine                        - to 4
4: Now it's old dogs and        children and watermelon            wine                  - to S, to 5
5: About       old dogs and     children and watermelon            wine                        - to 6
6: Of          old dogs and     children and watermelon            wine                        - to T
S: (over the verse)
   G7     C              G         D                 C   G
T:    Yes old dogs and children and watermelon wine




34                              Jam Session Songbook                                     v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                                  The River
 Key      Capo      Chord                                          Written by: Victoria Shaw & Garth Brooks
  D       none        D                                                          Recorded by: Garth Brooks

  I: (G A G A G A G A)x2 D (D lick)                                                                          - to 1
     NC           D           Ds4       D                     G                D
  1: You know a dream is like a river ever                    changin' as it flows
  2: Too many     times we stand aside and let the waters slip                away
     D               G                     D                       Em               A
  1: And a           dreamer's just a vessel that must follow where it goes
  2: 'Til what we put off 'til           tomorrow has              now become    today
     A               D              Ds4        D                         Bm                       G
  1: Trying to       learn from what's behind you and never knowing what's in store
  2: So don't you sit             upon the shoreline and                 say you're      satisfied
     G            D             Ds4            D
  1: Makes each day a           constant       battle
  2:              Choose to chance the rapids
     D        A                       D        (D lick)
  1: Just to stay between the shores                    and                                           - to C1, to 2
  2: And      dare to dance the tide                    yes                        - to C1, to B, to C2, to T, to E
     NC     D       Ds4 D                      G            D
 C1: I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry
     D      G                   D              Em                A
 C1: Like a bird upon the wind these waters are my sky
     A            D           Ds4     D        Bm           G
 C1: I'll never reach my destination if I never try
     G          D       Ds4 D                      A             D (D lick)
 C1: So I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry
     D              Bm                     G                D            G          Bm
  B: And there's bound to be rough waters and I know I'll take some falls
     Bm              Em                   Bm                Em                        A
  B: But with the good Lord as my captain I can make it through them all yes
     NC     E       A E                      A            E
 C2: I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry
     E      A                   E              F#m               B7
 C2: Like a bird upon the wind these waters are my sky
     B7           E           A       E        C#m
 C2: I'll never reach my destination if I never try
     A          E       A E                       B7           E      A
 C2: So I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry
     A            E      A E                       B7            A                              E
  T: Yes I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry 'til the river runs dry
  E: A E A E A E




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                     Jam Session Songbook                                                     35
                                  Sonny's Dream
Key    Capo    Chord                                                 Written by: Ron Hynes
 A      2       G                                                      Recorded by: Valdy

I: C   G    D                                                                             - to 1
   D      G
C: Sonny don't go away. I am here all alone                                 - A Capella on last
                                   C            G
C: And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home                           - A Capella on last
            D
C: And the nights get so long and the silence goes on
            C                                          G       D
C: And I'm feeling so tired though I'm not all that strong
   D          G
1: Sonny      lives on a farm in a wide open space
2: Sonny      carries a load. You see he's barely a man
3: Town's a hundred miles away. Sonny's never been there
4: Sonny's dreams can't be real, they're just stories he's read
                                                   C             G
1: Where you can kick off your sneakers and        give up the   race
2: And there's not that much to do still he        does what he can
3: He just goes to the highway and stands          there and     stares
4: They're just stars in his eyes, they're just dreams in his head
                D
1: Or you can lay yourself down by a sweet river bed
2: And he       watches the sea from a room by the stairs
3: And the      mail comes at four and the mailman is old
4: And he's     hungry inside for that wide world outside
            C
1: Sonny    always remembers
2: And the waves keeps on rolling in
3: But he still dreams his dreams
4: And I    know I can't hold him tho‟
   C                       G              D
1: What it was his mamma said                                                        - to C, to 2
2: They‟ve done that for years                                                       - to C, to 3
3: Full of silver and      gold                                               - to C, to S, to 4
4: I've tried and I've     tried and I've tried                                  - to C(2), to T
S: D G C G D C G D
   G                                            C   D    G
T: Sonny don't go away, Sonny don't go away




36                          Jam Session Songbook                              v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                         Black Velvet Band
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                                        Traditional
  D        2          C                                                       Recorded by: The Irish Rovers
 I: C F G C                                                                                               - to 1
    C
 C: Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
    C                                    G
 C: You'd think she was queen of the land
    G         C         Em       Am    Am/G
 C: And her hair hung over her shoulders
    Am/G F            G           C      (F G C G7)         - omit turn around on last and second last chorus
 C: Tied up with a black velvet band
    C
 1: In a neat little town they call Belfast
 2: Well I went out strolling one evening
 3: Next Morning before judge and jury
 4: So come all ye jolly young fellows
    C                                G
 1: Apprenticed to trade I was       bound
 2: Not meaning to go very           far
 3: At trial I had to             appear
 4: I'll have you take warning by me
    G         C             Em              Am    Am/G
 1: And       many an       hour of sweet happiness
 2: When I met with a       pretty young dam- sel
 3: And the judge said me fine young        fel- low
 4: And whenever you're     into the        liq- uor
    Am/G F               G             C     G7
 1: I     spent in that neat little town
 2:     A-selling her    trade in the bar
 3: The case against you is quite clear
 4:     Beware of the    pretty     colleens
    C
 1: Till bad misfortune came o'er me
 2: A watch she took from a customer
 3: And seven long years is your sentence
 4: For they'll fill you with whiskey and porter
    C                                  G
 1: And caused me to stray from the land
 2: And slipped it right into my       hand
 3: You‟re going to Van Dieman‟s       Land
 4: 'Til you are unable to             stand
    G           C            Em                Am      Am/G
 1: Far       away from me   friends and rela-         tions
 2: Then the law came and put me in            pri-    son
 3: Far       away from your friends and rela-         tions
 4: And the very next        thing that you know my lad
    Am/G    F            G             C     G7
 1: To      follow the black velvet band                                                            - to C, to 2
 2: Bad     luck to her black velvet band                                                           - to C, to 3
 3: To      follow the black velvet band                                                            - to C, to 4
 4: You've landed in     Van Dieman's Land                                                     - to C(x2), to T
          F           G           C
 T: Tied up with a black velvet band

v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                    Jam Session Songbook                                                   37
                                   Rocky Top
Key    Capo   Chord                                                        Traditional
 A      2      G                                                      Recorded by: ??

I: G C G Em D7 G C G Em D7 G Em D F C G F G F                     G                  - to 1
   G                    C             G
1: Wish that I was      on ole        Rocky Top
2: Once I had a         girl on       Rocky Top
3: Once 2 strangers     climbed ole Rocky Top
4: Corn don't grow at all on          Rocky Top
5: I've had years of cramped up city life
   Em              D7           G
1: Down in the     Tennessee hills
2: Half bear       other half cat
3: Looking for a moonshine still
4: Ground's too    rocky by     far
5: Trapped like a duck in a pen
   G                      C           G
1: Ain't no smoggy        smoke on Rocky Top
2: Wild as a mink but     sweet as soda pop
3: Strangers ain't come down from Rocky Top
4: That's why all the     folks on Rocky Top
5: All I know is          it's a      pity life
   Em           D7           G
1: Ain't no     telephone    bills                                                   - to 2
2: I still      dream about that                                         - to C, to S, to 3
3: Reckon they never         will                                                    - to 4
4: Drink their corn from a jar                                           - to C, to S, to 5
5: Can't be     simple      again                                        - to C, to S, to C
   Em                 D           F              C
C: Rocky Top you'll always be home sweet home to me
   C         G                      F      G          F     G
C: Good ole Rocky Top, Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennessee
S: G C G Em D7 G C G Em D7 G




38                         Jam Session Songbook                          v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                   Old Home Place
 Key      Capo      Chord                                   Written by: D. Webb & M. Jayne
  E        2          D                           Recorded by: J. D. Crowe & The New South

 I: D F# G D A D F# G D A D                                                               - to 1
    D                   F#             G              D
 1: It‟s been ten long years since     I left my      home
 2: I fell in           love with a    girl from the town
 3: Well the girl ran off with         somebody       else
 4: Now the geese fly south and the cold wind         blows
    D                             A
 1: And the holler where I was born
 2: I thought that she would be true
 3: The tarifs took all of my     pain
 4: As I stand here and hang my head
    A         D          F#                G          D
 1: Where the cool fall nights make        wood smoke rise
 2: I         ran       away to            Charlottes-ville
 3: And       here I     stand where the old home     stood
 4: I‟ve      lost my    love, I‟ve        lost my    home
    D                 A                D
 1: And a fox hunter blows his         horn                                               - to 2
 2: And worked in a saw mill or        two                                    - to C, to S, to 3
 3: Before they       took it         away                                                - to 4
 4: And now I         wish that I was dead                                    - to C, to S, to C
    A                             G          D
 C: What have you done with the old home place
    E                      A
 C: Why did they tear it down
    A    D        F#          G            D
 C: And why did I leave the plow in the field
    D              A            D
 C: And look for a job in the town
 S: (over verse)




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                                 Nothin but the Wheel
Key       Capo     Chord                                           Written by: John Scott Sherrill
 A         2        G                                              Recorded by: Patty Loveless

I:    G   D   Em   G   D   EmC G                                                              - to 1
     G                       D
1: Well I'm past the         Boulevards
2: Staying clear of the Interstate
3: Forty-one goes            on and on
     D         C                   G
1:             Out here      underneath the stars
2:        I'm seeking out those old two-lanes
3: And the lights go winding in the dawn
     G             C               D                  G      D
1: I've been flying past the houses farms and fields
2:                 Tryin' to     explain the way I feel
3:      And the sky's the color now of polished steel
     D         G                       D
1:             Leaving all I           know back there
2:            'Til all at once it's half past three
3: And the only thing I                know for sure
     D           C                     G
1:               Rushing through the cold night air
2: And it's down to just the           trucks and me
3:       Is if you don't want me       anymore
     G           C             D                 G
1: And I'm holding on to nothin' but the wheel                                                - to 2
2: And I'm holding on to nothin' but the wheel                                          - to B, to 3
3: Then I'm holding on to nothin' but the wheel                                         - to S, to T
   D                                           G     Em
B: I've been trying to drive you off my mind
     Em                  C           G             D      D7 (break)
B: Maybe that way, baby, I can leave it all behind                   and
S: G D C G C D G D
     D         G             D
T: And the only thing I know for sure
     D      C                    G
T: Is if you don't want me anymore
     G           C             D                 Em     D  C G C
T: Then I'm holding on to nothin' but the wheel
     C                     D                G
T: I'm holding on to nothin' but the wheel




40                              Jam Session Songbook                                v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                 Massacre of Glencoe
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                           Traditional
  G       none       G                                            Recorded by: John McDermott

 I: C D G                                                                                         - to C, to 1
    G                            C           G
 C: O cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe
    G                         D
 C: And covers the grave O Donald
         G                         C           G
 C: And cruel was the foe that raped Glencoe
         C             D             G
 C: And murdered the house of MacDonald
    G                      D               G
 1: They came in a         blizzard. We    offered them heat
 2: They came from Fort William wi'        murder in mind
 3: They came in the       night when the men were asleep
 4: Some died in their beds at the         hand of the foe
           D                            G                 D
 1: A      roof o'er their heads, dry shoes for their feet
 2: The Campbell had orders King        William had       signed
 3: This band o' Argyles through        snow soft and     deep
 4: Some fled in the night and were lost in the           snow
           G               D                   G                 Em
 1: We     wined them and dined them, they ate of our            meat
 2: Put all to the         sword, these        words        underlined
 3: Like murdering         foxes               among helpless    sheep
 4: Some lived to         accuse him that      struck the first blow
               C                 D               G
 1: And they slept in the        house of    MacDonald                                       - to C, to S, to 2
 2: And        leave none       alive named MacDonald                                              - to C, to 3
 3: They       slaughtered the house of      MacDonald                                       - to C, to S, to 4
 4: But        gone was the      house of    MacDonald                   - to C(2), retard last line of last C
 S: G C G D G C G C D G




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                                   Tom Dooley
Key    Capo   Chord                                                           Traditional
Bb      3      G                                                  Recorded by: Rob Ickes

I: G C G D C G                                                                    - to C, to 1
   G                   C                           G
C: Hang your head Tom Dooley, Hang your head and cry.
   G   D                                C                   G
C: You killed poor Lori Foster and you know your bound to die.
S: G C G D C G
   G                       C                                    G
1: You left her by the     roadside, where you begged to be excused
2: You took her on the     hillside, for to make her your       wife
3: You dug the grave four feet long, you dug it three feet      deep
4: Trouble, there‟s        trouble, a rollin‟ through my        breast
5: I know their gonna      hang me, tomorrow I‟ll be            dead
6: In this world of one    more, then reccon where I‟ll         be
7: If you take down my old violin, and play it all you          please
8: Bout this time        tomorrow, reccon where I‟ll            be
   G   D                                    C                        G
1: You left her by the roadside, and you hid her clothes and         shoes   - to C, to S, to 2
2: You took her on the hillside, and        there you took her       life                - to 3
3: You rolled the cold clay over her, and jumped it with your        feet    - to C, to S, to 4
4: As long as I‟m a livin‟ boys ain‟ta      gonna let me             rest                - to 5
5:   Although I never even harmed a hair, on poor little Lori‟s      head     - to C, to S, o 6
6: If it weren‟t for sheriff Grayson,       I‟d be in          Tennessee                 - to 7
7: Practice time tomorrow boys,      it‟ll be no use to              me      - to C, to S, to 8
8: Way down yonder in the holler          a hangin‟ from a white oak tree                - to C




42                          Jam Session Songbook                             v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                               Four in the Morning
 Key      Capo      Chord                                     Written by: Jerry Chesnut
G to A    none      G to A                                   Recorded by: Faron Young

 I: G C D G Em C D G                                                                  - to 1
    G
 1: It's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
 2: I never deserved her. God knows when I hurt her
    A
 3: Last night I told her this time it's all over
    G                                    D
 1: Woke   up   the    wantin'    in     me
 2: That's the last thing that I wanna do
    A                                  E
 3: Makin' ten times I told her good-bye
    D
 1: Wishin' I'd never met her, knowin' if I'd forget her
 2: She knows but she can't tell how she feels
    E
 3: Last night we broke up. This mornin' I woke up
    D                                       G
 1: How much better off she would           be
 2: But I know too well what she's goin' through
    E                                          A
 3: And for the tenth time I'm changin' my mind
    G
 1: The longer I hold on 'n' the longer that it goes on
 2: And if I love her so much I don't know why I can't do
    A
 3: I saw more love in her eyes when I left her
    G                     G7          C
 1: The harder that's it‟s gonna be
 2: The right thing and just let her be
    A                  A7            D
 3: Than most foolish men will ever see
    C                D            G              Em
 1: It's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
 2: It's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
    D                E            A              F#m
 3: It's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
    Em   C           D          G
 1: Just woke up the wantin' in me                                                    - to 2
 2: Just woke up the wantin' in me                                        - to S, M +2, to 3
    F#m D            E          A
 3: Just woke up the wantin' in me                                                    - to T
 S: G C D G Em C D G E
    A         D            E          A              F#m
 T: Yes it's four in the mornin' and once more the dawnin'
    F#m D            E          A
 T: Just woke up the wantin' in me




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                                Long Thin Dawn
Key    Capo   Chord                                          Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
 F      3       D                                          Recorded by: Gordon Lightfoot

I: D                                                                              - to C, to 1
   D    G         D
C: That long thin dawn
   D    G         D
C: That long thin dawn
   D          A7 D
C: Is acomin‟ on again
   D                                          G                    D
1: I‟ve seen the hills of Frisco,        the streets of     Montreal
2: Last night I came to Denver              beneath a snow-capped ridge
3: Right now I‟m on highway just              east of           Omaha
4: While climbin‟ up a hillside Bill          drops ‟er down a     gear
5: Says Bill The air is clear tonight as he puffs a big          cigar
   D                                     E7                 A
1: In ev‟ry town I‟ve been to I‟ve       had someone to     call
2: I thought about my darlin‟ as I       stood beneath a    bridge
3: Riding shotgun on the biggest         rig you ever       saw
4: An‟ the engine sings so sweetly it‟s music to my         ear
5: And if this rig keeps rollin‟ my      boy you‟ll travel far
   A    D                                       G                   D
1: From Winnipeg to Edmonton,                Vancouver to St.       Paul
2: ‟N‟ there were times I made her cry but I guess by now she‟s learned
3: With forty tons of pig-iron an‟ a            trucker known as     Bill
4: And I tell him how I long to be just         like him if I       can
5: But when you are a trucker you‟ll            come to          realize
   D                                  G                     A
1: I‟ll has so many good friends I    couldn‟t pass them    all. In               - to C, to 2
2: Any time I‟ve wandered I           always have         returned. In      - to C, to S, to 3
3: All the way to Windsor we‟ve       got some miles to     kill. In              - to C, to 4
4: Drivin‟ like a restless wind      across this precious land. In          - to C, to S, to 5
5: The only thing an man could to is watch the world roll by. In            - to C, to S, to C
S: D G D G D A7 D




44                         Jam Session Songbook                             v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                              All I Have to Do is Dream
 Key      Capo      Chord                                           Written by: Boudleaux Bryant
  D        2          C                                         Recorded by: The Everly Brothers

    C Am F            G G7
 I: Dream,    dream, dream
 I: Dream,    dream, dream                                                                             - to 1
    G7    C         Am F                   G
 1: When I want     you      in my         arms
 2: When I feel     blue in the            night
 3: I     need you so        that I could die
    G     C        Am F                  G
 1: When I want    you     and all your charms
 2: And I need     you     to hold me    tight
 3: I     love you so      and that is why
    G   C       Am         F               G
 1: Whenever I want you all I have to do is
 2: Whenever I want you all I have to do is
 3: Whenever I want you all I have to do is
    C Am F            G
 1: Dream,    dream, dream                                                                             - to 2
 2: Dream,    dream, dream
 3: Dream,    dream, dream
    C F C C7
 2: Dream                                                                                        - to B, to 3
    C F C
 3: Dream                                                                - to S, to B, to 3, last time retard
    F
 B: I could make you mine
    C                            G
 B: Taste your lips of wine
    G G7                 C    C7
 B: Anytime, night or day
    F                   Em
 B: Only trouble is,       gee whiz
    Em D              D7      G    G7
 B: I'm dreaming my life away
 S: C Am F G C Am F G C Am F G C                   F   C   C7




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                                     I Just Drove by
Key     Capo    Chord                                               Written by: Kimmie Rhodes
 D       2        C                                                Recorded by: Wynonna Judd

I: C F C G F C                                                                           - to 1
   C                            C7                F
1: I always go the              other way but     my car drove me down today
2: Cokes were just a            nickel then and across the street at the 5 and 10
3: In a world that's seen its better days its good to know some things remain
   F    C                                             G       Gs4 G G7
1: To a little house on the older side of             town
2: A    lot of things were cheap and square and       strange
3: The same, though standing still is not time's way
   G7       C                      C7
1:          Back when things were never hard
2: And the life that we had        might have been
3:          Take to heart while    it is spring
   C7           F
1:            I used to play there in that yard
2: But it was one we loved believing in
3:        That love is just a fragile thing
   F      C                  G                  C
1: And I just drove by to see if things had changed
2: And I just drove by to see if things had changed
3: And I just drove by to see if things had changed
1: F C G F C                                                                             - to 2
2: F C Em Am                                                                 - to B, to S, to 3
3: F                                                                                     - to T
   G                 G7                C        F         C
B: I wonder now if love is still the way it was back then
   C D                                   G                       G7 C
B: I need to know that life is still a place worth living in
   C                  C7            F
B: There it is just like it was a house where there was always love
   F      C                  G                  C         F C G F C
B: And I just drove by to see if things had changed
S: C C7 F C G Gs4 G G7 C C7 F C G C F C G F C
   F    C                  G                  C         G F C
T: Oh I just drove by to see if things had changed




46                            Jam Session Songbook                                 v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                  What She's Doing Now
 Key      Capo      Chord                                       Written by: Pat Alger & Garth Brooks
  D       None        D                                                  Recorded by: Garth Brooks

 I: D A Bm G A                                                                                - to 1
    D                                  A                 Bm G
 1: Last time I saw her it was            turnin' colder
 2: Just for laughs I dialed              her old number
    G                             A7 D
 1: But that was years        ago
 2: But no one knew her name
    D                                     A                   Bm G
 1: Last I heard              she had        moved to Boulder
 2: Hung up the phone, sat there             and       wondered
    G                         D/F#           Em    A G
 1: But where she's now,         I don't know
 2: If she'd ever      done      the         same
    G                                                 F#m        Bm G
 1: But there's somethin' 'bout this time                of year
 2: I took a     walk in        the        evenin'       wind
    G               D/F#               Em A G/A Dsus2
 1: That spins my head around
 2: To clear my     head somehow
    Dsus2            A                      Bm         G
 1: Takes me back,      and makes me           wonder
 2: But     tonight     I lie       here       thinkin'
    G           A7sus         D
 1: What's she doin' now
 2: What's she doin' now
    D                       A        G                 A              B5
 C: ('Cause) what she's doin‟            now is tear-in' me apart         (That) 3rd time
    B5          A5            G5          A              Dsus2
 C: Fillin' up     my mind        and emptyin' my          heart
    Dsus2     Dsus2/F#      G               D/F#                   Bm
 C: I can hear her call         each time the cold wind blows
    Bm    A                 Gsus2         G/A                          Dsus2
 C: And I wonder if she         knows... (what she's doin' now) () 2nd time
 S:




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                               Wind that Shakes the Corn
Key     Capo     Chord                                                       Traditional
 D       2         C                                      Recorded by: The Irish Rovers

I: C F       G   C                                                                    - to 1
   C                          F
1: I sat within the           valley green
2: T'was hard the woeful words to bring
3: While sad I kissed        away her tears
4: So blood for blood without remorse
   F     G                        C
1: I     sat with my true         love
2: To    break the ties that bound
3: My    fond arms round her clung
4: I've taken in the              glen
   C                            F           C
1: My sad heart had to          choose between
2: But harder still to          bear the shame
3: A British shot burst         in our      ears
4: I placed my true love's clayful corpse
   C                                 Am
1: Old Ireland and my                love
2: Of English chains                around
3: From out of the wild woods round
4: I joined true Irish               men
   Am C                       F                 C
1: I   looked at her and then I                 thought
2: And so I said, the         mountain          glen
3: One bullet pierced my true love's side
4: But around her grave I wander                drear
   C                      Am
1: How Ireland was        torn
2: I'll seek in early morn
3: A rose pierced by a thorn
4: Sometimes in early morn
   Am          C                       F
1: While       soft the wind blew down the glen
2: And         join the brave          united men
3: And         in my arms in           blood she died
4: And with breaking heart sometimes I hear
   F       G                         C
1: And     shook the golden          corn                                       - to S, to 2
2: While soft winds shook the corn                                              - to S, to 3
3: While soft winds shook the corn                                              - to S, to 4
4: The     wind that shakes the corn                                                  - to T
S: C F       G   C
               C                       F
T: And with breaking heart sometimes I hear
   F   G                          C      G    C
T: The wind that shakes the corn




48                               Jam Session Songbook                      v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                         Teach Your Children
 Key        Capo        Chord                                          Written by: Graham Nash
  D         none          D                                 Recorded by: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

 I: D G D A                                                                                     - to 1
    D                    G
 1: You who are on the road
 2: Teach your children well
 3: And you, of tender years
 4: Teach your parents well
    G                 D                           A
 1: Must have a       code that you          can live by
 2: Their father's    hell did            slowly go by
 3: Can't know the    fears that your elders grew by
 4: Their children's hell will            slowly go by
    A              D                       G
 1: And            so        become yourself
 2: And            feed    them on your dreams
 3: And so please help them with your youth
 4: And            feed    them on your dreams
    G              D                           A        D
 1: Because the    past is         just a      good-bye                                         - to 2
 2: The one they pick‟s, the one you'll know by                                     - to B, to S, to 3
 3: They seek the truth       before they can die                                               - to 4
 4: The one they pick‟s, the one you'll know by                                           - to B, to E
    D                         G
 B: Don't you ever ask them why
    G                              D
 B: If they told you, you will cry
    D                           Bm    G A
 B: So just look at them and sigh
    NC       A     D         G A D
 B: And know they love you
 S: G D A
 E: G D A D A D

Note:
  In several places, you can play around with the A chord on the
  B string. The pattern is A Asus A A* A. I use A* because I forget the
  name. The chord structures are:

              E     A   D   G   B   E
     A        0     0   2   2   2   0
     Asus     0     0   2   2   3   0
     A*       0     0   2   2   0   0




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                                Fields of Athenry
Key    Capo   Chord                                                         Traditional
 E      2       D                                         Recorded by: John McDermott

I: A A7 D                                                                             - to 1
   D
1: By a lonely prison wall
2: By a lonely prison wall
3: By a lonely harbor wall
   D   G                      D     A
1: I   heard a young girl     calling
2: I   heard a young man      calling
3: She watched the last star fall
   A       D                  G                  A   A7
1:         Michael, they have taken you         away
2:         Nothing matters,   Mary, when you're free
3: As the prison ship sailed out against the     sky
   A7           D                     G
1: For you      stole Travalient's(?) corn
2: Against the famine and the         crown
3: For she      lived to hope and     pray
   G         D                    A
1: So the young might see the morn
2: I     rebelled, they cut me down
3: For her love in Botany         Bay
   A                         A7               D
1: Now a prison ship lies    waiting in the bay                                 - to C, to 2
2: Now you must raise our    child with dignity                           - to C, to S, to 3
3: It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry                                   - to C, to T
   D   G        D
C: Low lie the fields of Athenry
   D                                            A
C: Where once we watched the small free birds fly
   A   D                G
C: Our love was on the wing
   G       D                    A
C: We had dreams and songs to sing
   A                         A7             D
C: It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry
S: D G D A D G A A7 D G D A A7 D
   A                         A7             G    D
T: It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry




50                          Jam Session Songbook                          v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                                    Wild Mountain Thyme
 Key      Capo      Chord                                       Written by: Judy Collins
  D        2          C                                   Recorded by: The Irish Rovers

 I: C F C F Em Am F Dm C F C                                                           - to 1
    C                     F               C
 1: Oh, the summer time is                coming
 2: I will build my love a                bower
 3:    I will range through the wilds
 4: If my true love will not              go
 5: Oh, the summer time is                coming
    C        F                          C
 1: And the leaves are sweetly turning
 2: By yon clear and crystal fountain
 3: And the deep land so                dreary
 4: I will surely find                another
 5: And the leaves are sweetly turning
    C        F         Em         Am
 1: And the wild mountain thyme
 2:      And on it I will pile
 3:    And return with the spoils
 4: To pull wild mountain thyme
 5: And the wild mountain thyme
    Am       Dm                      Am
 1: Blooms around the purple heather                                             - to C, to 2
 2: All the flowers of the mountain                                        - to C, to S, to 3
 3: To the bower o'           my     dearie                                      - to C, to 4
 4:     All around the purple heather                                      - to C, to S, to 5
 5: Blooms around the purple heather                                             - to C, to T
    Am         C     F         C
 C: Will you go, lassie, go
 C: Will you go, lassie, go
 C: Will you go, lassie, go
 C: Will you go, lassie, go
 C: Will you go, lassie, go
    C            F          C
 C: And we'll all go together
    C        F       Em          Am
 C: To pull wild mountain thyme
    Am    F                      Dm
 C: All around the purple heather
    Dm         C     F         C
 C: Will you go, lassie, go
 S: C F C F Em Am F Dm C F C
    Dm             C    F         C
 T:    Will you go, lassie, go?




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                         Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle
Key      Capo   Chord                                         Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
 C       none     C                                         Recorded by: Gordon Lightfoot

 I:
      Am                             C                  G
 1:   Well, it's four o'clock in the afternoon and the anchors have been weighed
 2:   Now the    many years she's been to sea she's seen the better times
 3:   But the sands run out within her heart a tiny spark glows red
 4:   Now it's midnight on the open sea and the moon is shining bright
 5:   Oh Lord she groans I'm burning! Let someone understand!
 6:   Deep within the Yarmouth Castle the fire begins to glow
 7:   Up beneath the bridge it's climbin' fast the captain scans aloft
 8:   All amidships, oh she's blazin' now it's spreadin' fore and aft
 9:   Oh then the ship, Bahama Star comes steamin' through the night
10:   God help the ones who are sleepy Lord and cannot find the way!
11:   Oh the Yarmouth Castle's moanin' she's cryin' like a child
12:   But the livin' soon were rescued the ones who lived to tell
      G    Am       G            Am
 1:   From Miami to Nassau she's bound across the waves
 2:   She gives a groan of protest as they cast away her lines
 3:   It smoulders through the evening there's laughter overhead
 4:   Some people join the party and others say good-night
 5:   But her silent plea is wasted in the playin' of the band
 6:   It leaps into the hallways and climbs and twists and grows
 7:   He calls up to the bosun 'n' says bosun we are lost
 8:   The people are a-scramblin' as the fire blocks their path
 9:   She sees the Castle blazin' and 'tis a terrible sight
10:   Thank God for those we've rescued upon this awful day
11:   You can hear her if you listen above the roar so wild
12:   From the Star they watched her as she died there in the swells




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                          Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle


       Am                            C               G
  1:   She's a-headin' south through Biscayne Bay into the open sea
  2:   And the grumble of her engines and the rust along her spine
  3:   Now the dinner's served and the cards are dealt and the drinks are passed around
  4:   There's many who are sleeping now it's been a busy day
  5:   Everybody's dancin' on the deck and they're havin' such a time
  6:   And the paint she wore to keep her young oh Lord, how well it burns
  7:   For the ragged hoses in their racks no pressure do they hold
  8:   The evil smoke surrounds them and they're fallin' in their tracks
  9:   Jump down, jump down! her captain cries we'll save you if we can!
 10:   Now the heroes they are many but the times are growin' slim
 11:   Is she cryin' for the ones who lie within her molten sides
 12:   Like a toy ship on a mill pond she burned all through the night
       G        Am              G               Am
  1:   Yarmouth Castle, she's a-dyin' and don't know it
  2:   Tells the Castle she's too old to be sailin'
  3:   Deep within the fire starts a-burnin'
  4:   And a tiny wisp of smoke is a-risin'
  5:   And a voice says shut up and deal, I'm losin'
  6:   And soon that old fire is a-ragin'
  7:   And the people down below will soon be dyin'
  8:   And the captain in his lifeboat is a-leavin'
  9:   And the paint on his funnels is a-fryin'
 10:   For now from stern to bow she's a-blazin'
 11:   Or cryin' for herself, I'm a-wonderin'
 12:   Then slipped 'neath the waves in the mornin'




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                           Wynken, Blynken and Nod
Key    Capo    Chord                                                Written by: Eugene Field
 C     none      C                                             Recorded by: The Irish Rovers

I: Am D Am E Am D Am E                                                                      - to 1
   E    Am                       D                        Am                        D    D/F#
1:      Wynken, Blynken and      Nod one night sailed     off in a wooden           shoe
2: The old moon laughed and      sang a song as they      rocked in the wooden      shoe
3:      All night long their     nets they threw to the stars in the twinklin'      foam
4:      Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes and        Nod is a weary            head
   D/F#       G             G/F#             Em
1:            Sailed on a   river of         crystal lights
2: And the wind that        sped them        all night long
3:     Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe
4: And the wooden           shoe that        sailed the skies
   Em    Am                        D
1:       Into a sea of             dew
2:       Ruffled the waves of      dew
3:       Bringing the fishermen home
4: Is a wee one's trundle          bed
   D       Am                        D                      Am                      D     D/F#
1:         Where are you going and what do you wish the old moon asked the          three
2:    The little stars are the       herring fish that      live in the beautiful   sea
3: 'Twas all so strange a            trip it seemed as      if it could not         be
4:     So close your eyes and        I will sing of         wonderful sights that   be
   D/F# G              G/F#               Em
1: We've come to       fish for the      herring fish
2:         Cast your nets where          ever you wish
3:         Some folks thought 'twas a dream they'd dreamed
4:         You shall see the             beautiful things
            Am                       D
1:    That live in this beautiful sea
2:          Never a'feared are       we
3:      Of sailing that beautiful sea
4: As you rock on that misty         sea
   D            F                      Am
1: Nets of silver and                  gold have we
2:         So cried the stars to the fishermen three
3:       But I shall name you the       fisherman three
4: When the old shoe rocked the        fisherman three
         F                     E
1: Said Wynken, Blynken and Nod                                                              - to 2
2:       Wynken, Blynken and Nod                                                     - to S, - to 3
3:       Wynken, Blynken and Nod                                                             - to 4
4:       Wynken, Blynken and Nod                                                             - to E
S: Am D Am D D/F# G G/F# Em Am D F Am F E
E: Am D Am E Am D Am E (retard) Am




54                           Jam Session Songbook                               v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                               Song for a Winter's Night
 Key      Capo      Chord                                              Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
  A        2         G                                               Recorded by: Gordon Lightfoot

 I: G D Em C G D G D G                                                                          - to 1
    G                D                Em                 C     G
 1: The lamp is burnin' low upon my table top
 2: The smoke is rising in the shadows              overhead
 3: The fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim
    G                  D         G          D G
 1:    The snow is softly        fallin'
 2:    My glass is almost        empty
 3: The shades of night are liftin'
    G              D                     Em                C     G
 1: The air is still within the silence of my room
 2:      I read again between the lines upon the page
 3: The mornin' light steals           across my windowpane
    G                    D             G
 1:     I hear your voice softly callin'
 2: The words of love        you       sent me
 3: Where webs of snow        are      driftin'
    G            D         C        D       Bm
 1: If I could only have you near
 2: If I could know within my heart
 3: If I could only have you near
    Bm                 Em     Am D G
 1: To breathe a sigh or two
 2: That you were lonely too
 3: To breathe a sigh or two
    G            D                 Em                  C     G
 1: I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
 2: I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
 3: I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
    G        D                      G     D G
 1: On this winter night with you                                                               - to 2
 2: On this winter night with you                                                         - to S, to 3
    G          D                    B7 Em G
 3: And to be once again with you                                                         - to T, to E
 S: (G D Em C G D G D G D)x2          G D C D Bm Em Am D       G D Em C G D G D G
    G          D                            G   D G
 T: And to be once again with with you
 E: G D Em C G D G D G




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                           Keep the Candles Burning
Key    Capo    Chord                             Written by: Randall Hylton & Kermit Teague
 D      2        C                                            Recorded by: The Rarely Herd

I: C G C                                                                            - to C, to 1
   C                               F              C
C: Keep the candles burning in the old church tonight                       - A Capella on last
   C                                       G
C: As long as God is with us it will be alright                             - A Capella on last
   C                           F                C
C: Even in the darkness we can see God‟s holy light
   C                                     G              C
C: If we keep the candles burning in the old church tonight
   C                           F                    C
1: The thunder is rollin‟ the lightnin‟      is     flashin‟
2: Prayin‟ in the darkness has brought us close together
   C                                                  G     G7
1: The church lights flickered once and now they‟re gone
2: This rainy night has made us search our            heart
   G7    C                         F                  C
1: Won‟t someone light a candle so we can start all over
2: It‟s stormy on the outside but peaceful on the inside
   C                                   G                  C
1: Though the storm is ragin‟ the service will go on                          - to C, to S, to 2
2: Sometimes we can see ourselves more clearly in the dark                      - to C(x2), to T
S: C F C G C F C G C
   C                                     G              C
T: If we keep the candles burning in the old church tonight




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                               Jamaican Farewell
 Key      Capo      Chord                                       Written by: Lord Burgess
  D       none        D                                     Recorded by: Harry Belafonte

 I: Em D A D
    D                      G
 1: Down the way where the nights are gay
 2: Sounds of laughter     everywhere
 3: Down at the market     you can hear
    G       A                         D
 1: And     sun shines daily on the mountaintop
 2: And the dancing girls swing       to and fro
 3: Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
    D                    G
 1: I took a trip on a sailing ship
 2: My heart is there I must declare
 3: Ackie rice,    salt-fish and ice
    G           A                   D
 1: And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop                                        - to C, to 2
 2: Though I've been from Maine to Mexico                               - to C, to S, to C, to 3
 3: And the     rum is fine any     time of year                        - to C, to S, to C, to T
    NC      D              Em           A
 C: But I'm sad to say I'm on my way
    A                  D
 C: Won't be back for many a day
    D                            Em
 C: My heart is down my head is turning around
    Em        D              A        D
 C: I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
 S: D G A D G A D
    D              G           A
 T: Sad to say I'm on my way
    A                  D
 T: Won't be back for many a day
    D                            G
 T: My heart is down my head is turning around
    G         A                       D           Cha-Cha-Cha
 T: I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town




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                                     Bad Moon Rising
Key     Capo     Chord                                                         Written by:J.C. Fogerty
 D      none       D                                                               Recorded by: CCR

I: D A G D          D A G D                                                                            - to 1
   D        A            G           D
1: I see a bad           moon     a-risin'
2: I hear   hurri-       canes a-blowin'
3: Hope you got your things together.
   D              A           G          D
1: I see          trouble on the         way
2: I know the     end is      comin'     soon
3: Hope you are quite prepared to die.
   D                   A        G             D
1: I see               earth- quakes an' lightnin'
2: I fear              rivers over-           flowin'
3: Looks like we're in for nasty              weather.
   D            A          G           D
1: I see        bad        times today                                                          - to C, to S1
2: I hear the voice of rage an' ruin                                                            - to C, to S2
3: One eye is taken        for an      eye.                                                - to C(x2), to S3
   G
C: So don't go 'round tonight
   G     D
C: It's bound to take your life
   A          G                    D
C: There's a bad moon on the rise
S1: D A G D          D A G D                                                                           - to 2
S2: D A G D          D A G D           D A G D         D   A   G   D   G   D   A   G   D               - to 3
S3: D A G D          D A G D




58                              Jam Session Songbook                                       v1.5.0 - 01/07/21
                            Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                 Written by: Bob Dylan
  G       none       G                                          Recorded by: Peter, Paul, & Mary

 I: G D Em C G D7                                                                       - to 1
    D7 G                   D                     Em           C
 1: It ain't no use to     sit and wonder why, babe
 2: It ain't no use in     turnin' on your light, babe
 3: I'm walkin' down that long lone-some road, babe
 4: It ain't no use        callin' out my name, gal
    C                          G         D7
 1: It don't matter any        how
 2:.That light, I never        knowed
 3: Where I'm bound I can't tell
 4: Like you never did     before
    D7      G                D                    Em         A7
 1: An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
 2: An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
 3: But     good-bye's       too good a           word, gal
 4: It      ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
    A7                              D     D7
 1: If you don't know by            now
 2: I'm on the dark side of the road
 3: So I'll just say fare thee well
 4: I can't hear you             anymore
    D7        G                                        G7                C
 1: When the rooster crows at the                      break of dawn
 2: Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
 3:           I ain't saying' you treated              me unkind
 4: I'm a'    thinkin' and wonderin' all the           way down the road
    C                                  A7
 1: Look out your window and              I'll be gone
 2: To try and make me change my          mind and stay
 3: You could have done better but I don't mind
 4: I once loved a woman,                 a child I'm told
    A7 G                               Em              C    G
 1:      You're the reason            I'm travlin'     on
 2:      We never did too much         talkin' any     way
 3:      You just kinda wasted            my precious time
 4: I gave her my heart, but she          wanted my    soul
    G                D7                G      D7
 1: Don't think      twice, it's alright                                                    - to 2
 2: So don't think twice, it's alright                                                      - to 3
 3: But don't think twice, it's alright                                                     - to 4
 4: But don't think twice, it's alright                                                     - to T
    G            D7               G
 T: Don't think twice, it's alright




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                                   Proud Mary
Key    Capo   Chord                                   Written by:J.C. Fogerty
 D     none     D                                         Recorded by: CCR

I: C A C A C A G F G D                                                        - to 1
   D
1: Left a good job in the city
2: Cleaned a lot plates in Memphis
3: If you come down to the river
   D
1: Workin' for the man ev'ry night an' day
2: Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
3: Bet you gonna find some people who live
   D
1: And I never lost one minute of sleepin'
2: But I never saw the good side of the city
3: You don't have to worry 'cause you have no money
   D
1: Worrin' 'bout the way things might have been                    - to B, to C, to 2
2: 'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen              - to B, to C, to S, to 3
3: People on the river are happy to give                      - to B, to C(x2), to S
   A
B: Big wheels keep on turnin'
   Bm
B: Proud Mary keep on burnin'
   D
C: Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' on the river
   D
C: Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' on the river
S: C A C A C A G F G D




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                            The Times They Are A-Changin’
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                 Written by: Bob Dylan
  G       none       G                                          Recorded by Peter, Paul, & Mary

 I: G Em (D D7 Gmaj7 D G) (bass run: D C B A G)                                             - to 1
    G                  Em              C                        G
 1: Come gather round people       wherever you                 roam
 2: Come writers and critics who       prophesize with your pen
 3: Come senators,     congressmen,    please heed the          call
 4: Come mothers and fathers           throughout the           land
 5: The line, it is    drawn, the      curse, it is             cast
    G                   Am                 C                 D
 1: And admit that the waters             around you have grown
 2: And keep your eyes wide, the chance won't come           again
 3: Don't stand in the doorway, don't      block up the      hall
 4: And don't      criticize what you      can't       understand
 5: The slow one        now will           later be          fast
    D      G                  Em                C                    G
 1: And accept it that        soon you'll be drenched to the bone
 2: And    don't speak too soon,          the wheel's still in spin
 3: For    he that gets       hurt will be      he that has          stalled
 4: Your   sons and your      daughters are beyond your         command
 5: As the present            now will          later be             past
    G                        Am              D
 1: If your time to          you is worth saving
 2: And there's no telling who that it's naming
 3: There‟s a battle      outside and it‟s raging
 4: Your old road is         rapidly         aging
 5: The order is             rapidly         fading
    D                         D7                    Gmaj7          D
 1: Then you'd better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone
 2: For the loser             now will be           later to       win
 3: It‟ll soon shake your     windows and           rattle your walls
 4: Please get out of the     new one if you        can't lend a hand
 5: The first one             now will              later be       last
    D        G                   C D G
 1: For the times, they are a-changin‟                                                - to S, to 2
 2: For the times, they are a-changin‟                                                - to S, to 3
 3: For the times, they are a-changin‟                                                - to S, to 4
 4: For the times, they are a-changin‟                                                - to S, to 5
 5: For the times, they are a-changin‟                                                      - to T
 S: Em (D D7 Gmaj7 D G) (bass run: D C B A G)
    D        G                   C D G C G D G
 T: Yes the times, they are a changin‟




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                                  Someday Soon
Key    Capo    Chord                                                 Written by: Ian Tyson
 F      5        C                                                Recorded by Judy Collins

I: C Dm G C                                                                                 - to 1
    C                    Am                  F                  C
1: There is a young man that I know, his     age is     twenty-one
2: My parents cannot     stand him, cause he rides the        rodeo
3: So blow you old blue Northern,              blow my love to me
    Em                                    F G
1: He comes from down in Southern     Colorado
2: My father says that he will leave me crying
3: He's driving in tonight from       California
    G                       Am                   F                  C
1:     Just got out of the service, and he's looking for his fun
2:     I would follow       him right down the toughest road I know
3: He loves his damned old rodeo as              much as he loves me
    C       Dm               G             C
1: Someday soon, going with him, someday soon                                               - to 2
2: Someday soon, going with him, someday soon                                         - to B, to 3
3: Someday soon, going with him, someday soon                             - to S, to B, to 3, to T
    G                               F                       C
B: When he comes to call, my Pa ain't got a good word to say
    Am                                       D7               G     G7
B: Guess it was 'cause he was just as wild in his younger days
S: C Am F C Em F G C Am F C Dm G C
 Am         Dm               G             C
T: Someday soon, going with him, someday soon




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                                    Green Back Dollar
 Key      Capo      Chord                                      Written by: H. Axton & K. Ramsey
  G       none       G                                          Recorded by: The Kingston Trio

      Em                      G                                    Em
 1:   Some people say I'm a no count, others say I'm no            good
 2:   When I was a little     baby my mother said, hey             son
 3:   Now that I'm a          grown man I've traveled here and     there
 4:   Some people say I'm a no count, others say I'm no            good
      Em   G                  Em              G           Em
 1:   But I'm just a          natural born traveling      man
 2:        Travel where you will and         grow to be a man
 3:   I've learned that a     bottle of      brandy and a song
 4:   But I'm just a          natural born traveling      man
      Em       D                      Em
 1:            Doing what I think I should, oh Lord
 2:   And      do what must be        done, oh Lord
 3:   Are the only ones who ever      care, oh Lord
 4:            Doing what I think I should, oh Lord
      Em D                       Em
 1:       Doing what I think I should                                                           - to C, to 2
 2:       Do what must be        done                                                           - to C, to 3
 3:   The only ones who ever     care                                                   - to C, pedal, to 4
 4:       Doing what I think I should                                      - to C, pedal, to C, pedal, to T
      Em       G            C               G          C       G
 C:   Well, I don't give a damn about a green back dollar
      G          C        G        C
 C:   Spend it fast as I can, oh boy
      C      G       C           G        C
 C:   For a wailing song and a good guitar
      C        D                         Em
 C:   Are the only things that I understand, oh Lord
      Em D                           Em
 C:   The only things that I understand
      Em D                           Em
 T:   The only things that I understand




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                                    Country Roads
Key    Capo    Chord                       Written by: Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver
 G     none     G                                                      Recorded by: John Denver

   G               Em                     D
1: Almost heaven,     West Virginia
2: All my memories gather 'round her
   D                        C                 G
1: Blue Ridge Mountain, Shenendoah            River
2: Miner's lady,            stranger to blue waters
   G                    Em
1: Life is old there, older that the trees
2: Dark and dusty,         painted on the sky
   D                                C                G
1: Younger than the mountains, growin' like a        breeze                                 - to C, to 2
2: Misty taste of moonshine,        teardrop in your eyes                       - to C, to B, to C, to T
   G                          D
C: Country roads take me home
   D      Em          C
C: To the place I belong
   C        G                   D
C: West Virginia, mountain Mama
   D        C               G       Em
C: Take me home country roads
   Em         D                 G
B: I hear her voice in the morning as she calls me
   G   C        G                 D
B: The radio reminds me of my home far away
   D   Em                   F             C
B: And drivin' down the road I get a feeling
   C      G                           D               D7    NC
B: That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday
   G          D                     G
T: Ya take me home now country roads
   G          D                   G      C G
T: Oh take me home ya country roads




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                                     Country Roads
 Key      Capo      Chord                   Written by: Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver
  E        2          D                                                 Recorded by: John Denver

     D              Bm                     A
 1: Almost heaven,     West Virginia
 2: All my memories gather 'round her
     A                       G                 D
 1: Blue Ridge Mountain, Shenendoah            River
 2: Miner's lady,            stranger to blue waters
     D                   Bm
 1: Life is old there, older that the trees
 2: Dark and dusty,         painted on the sky
     A                               G                D
 1: Younger than the mountains, growin' like a        breeze                                 - to C, to 2
 2: Misty taste of moonshine,        teardrop in your eyes                       - to C, to B, to C, to T
     D                         A
 C: Country roads take me home
     A     Bm          G
 C: To the place I belong
     G       D                   A
 C: West Virginia, mountain Mama
     A       G               D
 C: Take me home country roads
  Bm           A                 D
 B: I hear her voice in the morning as she calls me
     D  G        D                 A
 B: The radio reminds me of my home far away
     A  Bm                   C             G
 B: And drivin' down the road I get a feeling
     G     D                           A                A7   NC
 B: That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday
     D         A                     D
 T: Ya take me home now country roads
     D         A                   D      G D
 T: Oh take me home ya country roads




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                                     The Cruel War
Key      Capo   Chord                                 Written by: Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey
 G       none    G                                           Recorded by: Peter, Paul, & Mary

     G                 Em           Am                 Bm
1:   The cruel war is raging,       Johnny has to      fight
2:   Tomorrow is       Sunday,      Monday is the      day
3:   I'll tie back my hair, men's clothing I'll put on
4:   Oh Johnny, oh     Johnny, I    feel you are     unkind
     Bm        C             Am               G   C           G
1:   I         long to be    with him from morn-ing 'till night
2:   That your captain will call you and      you must       obey
3:   I'll      pass for your comrade as       we  march      along
4:   I         love you far better than       all of       mankind
     G                  Em                 Am                 Bm
1:   I want to be with him, it             grieves my heart so
2:   Your captain will call you, it        grieves my heart so
3:   I'll pass for your comrade, no        one will ever      know
4:   I love you far     better than        words can e'er express
     Bm        C            Am             G               C          D (D G A) omit last
1:   Won't you let me come with you?       No,             my love,   no                     - to 2
2:   Won't you let me come with you?       No,             my love,   no                     - to 3
3:   Won't you let me come with you?       No,             my love,   no             - to S, - to 4
4:   Won't you let me come with you?       Yes, (retard) my love,     yes
S:   (over verse)




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                                      The Cruel War
 Key      Capo      Chord                              Written by: Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey
  E        2          D                                       Recorded by: Peter, Paul, & Mary

      D                 Bm           Em                 F#m
 1:   The cruel war is raging,       Johnny has to      fight
 2:   Tomorrow is       Sunday,      Monday is the      day
 3:   I'll tie back my hair, men's clothing I'll put on
 4:   Oh Johnny, oh     Johnny, I    feel you are     unkind
      F#m       G             Em               D   G           D
 1:   I         long to be    with him from morn-ing 'till night
 2:   That your captain will call you and      you must       obey
 3:   I'll      pass for your comrade as       we  march      along
 4:   I         love you far better than       all of       mankind
      D                  Bm                 Em                 F#m
 1:   I want to be with him, it             grieves my heart so
 2:   Your captain will call you, it        grieves my heart so
 3:   I'll pass for your comrade, no        one will ever      know
 4:   I love you far     better than        words can e'er express
      F#m       G            Em             D               G          D (D G A) omit last
 1:   Won't you let me come with you?       No,             my love,   no                     - to 2
 2:   Won't you let me come with you?       No,             my love,   no                     - to 3
 3:   Won't you let me come with you?       No,             my love,   no             - to S, - to 4
 4:   Won't you let me come with you?       Yes, (retard) my love,     yes
 S:   (over verse)




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                              The Sounds of Silence
Key      Capo   Chord                                              Written by: Paul Simon
 D        2       C                                     Recorded by: Simon and Garfunkel

     Am                                 G
1:   Hello Darkness my old              friend
2:   In restless dreams I walked alone
3:   And in the naked light I           saw
4:   Fools said I you do not            know
5:   And the people bowed and           prayed
                                      Am
1:   I've come to talk with you again
2:   Narrow streets of        cobblestone
3:   Ten thousand people maybe        more
4:   Silence like a cancer            grows
5:   To the neon god they             made
                 C                    F            C
1:   Because a vision           softly         creeping
2:   'Neath the halo of               a street     lamp
3:   People      talking         without       speaking
4:   Hear my     words that I       might teach you
5:   And the     sign flashed out its          warning
                                   F             C
1:   Left its seeds while I       was        sleeping
2:   I turned my collar to the cold and          damp
3:   People hearing           without       listening
4:   Take my arms that I          might reach you
5:   In the words that it         was        forming
                              F                                              C
1:   And the                  vision that was planted in my                  brain
2:   When my                  eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon       light
3:   People writing           songs that voices never                        shared
4:   But my                   words like silent raindrops                    fell
5:   And the sign said the words of the prophets are written on the subway   walls
                     Am       C
1:           Still remains
2:   That split the night
3:            No one dared
4:                       And echoed
5:      And tenement halls
                            G             Am
1:              Within the Sounds of Silence                                           - to 2
2:         And touched the Sounds of Silence                                           - to 3
3:             Disturb the Sounds of Silence                                           - to 4
4:                  In the wells of silence                                            - to 5
5:   And whisper'd in the Sounds of Silence




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                                  I Won't Back Down
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                  Written by: ??
  G       none       G                                            Recorded by: Tom Petty

 I: Em D G Em D G                                                                       - to 1
    G      Em       D      G                  Em     D    G
 1: Well I won't back      down, no I         won't back down
 2: Gonna stand my         ground, won't be turned a-     round
 3: Well I know what's right I got            just   one life
    G         Em           D            C
 1: You can stand me       up at the    gates of hell
 2: And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
 3: In a      world that keeps on       pushin' me around
    C         Em      D    G             Em      D   G    CG
 1: But I     won't back down                                                           - to 2
 2: Gonna     stand my     ground and I won't back down                     - to C, to S, to 3
 3: But I'll stand my      ground and I won't back down                       - to C(x2), to T
    C G D     GC                      G     D      G
 C: Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
    C G D        Em     D G              Em      D   G
 C: hey I will stand my ground and I won't back down
 S: Em D G Em D G Em D C Em D G Em D G
    G     Em        D    G
 T: No, I wont't back down




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21             Jam Session Songbook                                      69
                                        Dona Dona
Key     Capo    Chord                                       Written by: Zeitlin & Secunda
Eb       3        C                                              Recorded by: Joan Baez

I: Am E Am E                                                                          - to 1
   Am          E              Am            E          Am
1: On a        wagon          bound for market
2: Stop        complaining said the farmer
3: Calves are easily          bound and slaughtered
   Am        Dm             C            E     Am
1: There's a calf with a mournful eye
2: Who told you a           calf to be
3: Never     knowing the reason          why
   Am          E        Am             E            Am
1: High      above him there's a swallow
2: Why don't you have wings to fly with
3: But     whoever      treasures freedom
   Am       Dm            C          E      Am      G
1: Winging swiftly        through the sky                                        -to C, to 2
2: Like the swallow so proud         and free                                    -to C, to 3
3: Like the swallow has learn        to fly                                      -to C, to T
   G                  C            Am G
C: How the winds are laughing
   G                             C         Am G
C: They laugh with all their might
   G                    C        E     Am         E
C: Laugh and laugh the whole day through
   E                        Am      (run: A B C A)
C: And half the summer's night
   E               Am
C: Dona dona dona dona
   G               C    Am
C: Dona dona dona doan
   E               Am
C: Dona dona dona dona
   E               Am   E Am E
C: Dona dona dona doan
   E               Am
T: Dona dona dona doan




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                                         Yer So Bad
 Key      Capo      Chord                                       Written by: ??
  G       none       G                                 Recorded by: Tom Petty

    Am              D        G                Am
 1: My sister got lucky, married a            yuppie
 2: My sister's ex-husband can't get no lovin'
    Am            D                G
 1: Took him for all he was        worth
 2: Walks around dog-faced and hurt
    Am            D        G               Am
 1: Now she's a swinger, dating a          singer
 2: Now he's got nothin', head in the oven
    Am        D                G
 1: I can't decide which is worse                                      -to B, to C, to 2
 2: I can't decide which is worse                        -to B, to C, to I, to B, to C(2)
    Em      C G D                 Em C G         D
 B: But not me baby, I've got you to save me
    G      D C      G                D   C
 C: Oh yer so bad, best thing I ever had
    G           D     C  G       D C          D
 C: In a world gone mad, yer so bad
 I: Am D G Am D G Am D G Am D G




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21               Jam Session Songbook                               71
                        Stuck in the Middle With You
Key    Capo   Chord                                     Written by: Gerry Rafferty
 D     none     D                                   Recorded by: Steelers Wheels

   D
1: Well I don't know why I came here tonight
2: Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you
3: Trying to make some sense of it all
   D
1: I got the feeling that something ain't right
2: And I'm wondering what it is I should do
3: But I can see that it makes no sense at all
   D        G7
1: I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair
2: It's so hard to keep this smile from my face
3: Is it    cool to go to sleep on the floor
   G7       D
1: And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs                            - to C, to 2
2: Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place                        - to C, to B, to 3
3: Cause I don't think that I can take anymore                   - to C, to S, to B, to 1
   A                         C              G
C: Clowns to the left of me jokers to the right
   G      D
C: Here I am stuck in the middle with you
   G7
B: Well you started out with nothing
   G7                                         D
B: And you're proud that you're a self made man
   G7
B: And your friends they all come crawlin
   G7                            D       A7
B: Slap you on the back and say please, please
S: D G7 D A C G D




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                                             Is It You
 Key      Capo      Chord                                           Written by: G. Keelor & J. Cuddy
  C       none        C                                                    Recorded by: Blue Rodeo

    C                                     F                 C
 1: Is   it    you I    wonder    and     still it makes me laugh
 2: Is it you      who    whispered     into my      hazy   soul
 3: Is it you who laughs when all the other        dogs     snarl
    C                                                               G
 1: Is it you that I'm lookin' for don't turn away so fast
 2: Is it you who makes the flowers bloom on the tenement windowsill
 3: Is   it    you   just    because     you    listened  for    a  while
    G              C                               F             C
 1:            And while you were talkin' wide-eyed I fell asleep
 2:           In a hotel room a TV glows and songs are exchanged
 3: And with this buzz of electricity still ringing in my ears
    C          G             F               C
 1: Hopin' tomorrow might be         as        sweet                                           - to 2
 2: Drunkenly chasing the ghost of eternity                                              - to B, to 3
 3: I          wonder is     it                you                           - to S, to B, to 3, to T
    C          G                                   F        C
 B: There's a drunk on the sidewalk tryin' to look unconcerned
    C       G                                    F             (retard)G    G7 (break)
 B: An' the dead-eyed motel blondes wait in line for their             turn
 S: C F C G G7 C F C G F C
    C          G             F               C
 T: I          wonder is     it                you




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21                Jam Session Songbook                                            73
                                                Pony Man
Key      Capo      Chord                                                        Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
 A        2         G                                                         Recorded by: Gordon Lightfoot

I: G C G C D G C D G C D G                                                                                 - to 1
   G                                                           C                      G
1: When it‟s midnight on the meadow and the cats are in the shed
2: We‟re always there to greet him when he tumbles                           into     town
3: And     when        we      are    assembled       he       gives a soft command
4: And     as       we      gaily       rock      along        beside a ripplin‟ sea
5: And then we stop to rest awhile where the soda                           river     glides
6: And when the hold is filled with gold and the sails begin to strain
7: When it‟s midnight on the meadow and the cats are in the shed
                G                                                       C                   G
1: When it‟s midnight          on   the      meadow     and the         cats are in the shed
2:      We‟re always there to greet him                  when he tumbles into               town
3:        And when          we     are       assembled         he       gives a soft command
4:        And as         we     gaily        rock       along        beside a ripplin‟ sea
5:        And then we stop to rest awhile where the soda                        river       glides
6:        And when the hold is filled with gold and the sails begin to strain
7: When it‟s midnight          on   the      meadow     and the         cats are in the shed
   G                                       C                      D
1: And the        river     tells     a    story at the           window by my bed
2: He    leads      a     string    of     ponies, some are white and some are brown
3: And we climb aboard             our     ponies       as        in a row they stand
4: There‟s Tom and Dick and                Sally      and         Mary Jo and Me
5: Up to the slip comes               a    pirate ship to take us for a ride
6: And the deck‟s piled high with apple pie                  we head for port again
7: And the        river     tells     a    story at the           window by my bed
   D          G                                          C                          G
1:    If you listen very closely, be as                  quiet       as     you     can
2: And they never seem to kick or bite, they only                   want     to     play
3:      Then down the road we gallop and across the fields we fly
4: And the Pony Man is leading ‟cause he‟s traveled                       here    before
5: And the Pony Man‟s the captain and the children are the crew
6:      Then down the whirling star case so swift our ponies fly
7:    If you listen very closely, be as                  quiet       as     you     can
   G                                  C                    D                            G
1: In the       yard      you‟ll      hear him, it is               the      Pony       Man                - to 2
2: They    live       on    candy     and     apples instead of oats and                hay        - to S, - to 3
3: And soon we all             go     sailing off into            the      midnight     sky                - to 4
4: And he gives a whoop and a holler               at      Mister Moon‟s front door                        - to 5
5: And we go in search of treasure and                     laugh the whole night through                   - to 6
6: And we‟re safely in our beds again when sunbeams kiss the                            sky        - to S, - to 7
7: In the       yard      you‟ll      hear him, it is (retard) the Pony Man
S: (over verse)




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                              House of the Rising Sun
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                 Traditional
 Eb        3          C                                     Recorded by: The Animals

 I: Am C D F Am C E Am C D F Am E Am E                                              - to 1
    E       Am        C              D          F
 1: There   is a      house in       New    Orleans
 2: My      mother    was a          tailor
 3: Now the only      things a       gambler needs
 4: Oh      mothers tell your children
 5: With    one foot on the          platform
 6: There   is a      house in       New    Orleans
    F      Am           C        E
 1: They   call the     Rising   Sun
 2: She    sewed my     new blue jeans
 3: Is a   suitcase     and a    trunk
 4: Not to do what      I have   done
 5: The    other foot on the     train
 6: They   call the     Rising   Sun
    E         Am        C          D                F
 1: And it's been the ruin of      many a poor boy
 2: My        father    was a      gambling         man
 3: And the only        time that he is     satisfied
 4: I‟ve      spent my life in     sin and misery
 5: I'm       going     back to    New            Orleans
 6: And it's been the ruin of      many a poor boy
    F      Am             E            Am     E
 1: And    God, I         know, I'm one                                        - to S, to 2
 2:        Down in        New      Orleans                                           - to 3
 3: Is     when he's      all      a-drunk                                     - to S, to 4
 4: In the House of the Rising         Sun                                           - to 5
 5: To     wear that      ball and chain                                  - to S(x2), to 6
 6: And    God, I         know, I'm one                                              - to E
 S: Am C D F Am C E Am C D F Am E Am E
 E: Am C D F Am C E Am C D F Am E Am E




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21              Jam Session Songbook                                  75
                                           Marvelous Toy
Key       Capo     Chord                                                       Written by: Tom Paxton
 D         2         C                                                 Recorded by: Peter, Paul, & Mary

     C                                            G
1:   When       I    was       just        a      wee little lad
2:   The      first      time      that      I    picked it up
3:   It first marched left and                    then marched right
4:   Well the years have gone by too quickly it seems
              C                                G
1:            Full of       heath and joy
2:        I had        a       big       surprise
3:      And then marched under a chair
4:   And I now have my own little boy
     G    F                                    C
1:   My father            homeward             came one day
2:   For right on its bottom were two big buttons
3:   And when I looked where                   it had gone
4:   And yesterday               I             gave to him
     C      G
1:     And gave to me a toy
2:   That looked like big green eyes
3:      It wasn‟t even there
4:      My marvelous little toy
     G    C                                    G
1:   A    wonder              to           behold it was
2:   I    first pushed one and then the other
3:   I    started to cry but my daddy laughed
4:   His eyes nearly popped right out of his head
     G          C                        F
1:      With many         colors         bright
2:       And then I twisted its lid
3:   For he knew that I would find
4:   And he gave a squeal of             glee
     F                                         C
1:   And the moment I               laid       eyes on it
2:   And      when     I    set      it        down again
3:   When I turned around my marvelous toy
4:   Neither one of us knows just what it is
     C            G                                 G7
1:   It         became      my       heart‟s delight
2:                Here     is      what        it   did
3:   Would be chuggin‟ chuggin‟ from behind
4:   But he loves it just                  like     me




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                                  Marvelous Toy


    G7             C                         G
 C: It     went   "zip" when it moved and "bop" when it stopped
 C: It still goes "zip" when it moves and "bop" when it stops             - (last time)
    G    C                       F
 C: And "whirr" when it stood still
 C: And "whirr" when it stands still                                      - (last time)
    F                              C                 G
 C: I    never    knew    just     what it was and I guess I never will
 C: Neither one of us knows just what it was and I guess we never will    - (last time)
    G7        C                        G
 C: It went "zip" when it moved and "bop" when it stopped
    G    C                     F
 C: And "whirr" when it stood still
    F                  C                  G             C
 C: I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will
    C F                C                  G             C
 T: I never knew just what it was And I guess I never will




v1.5.0 - 01/07/21           Jam Session Songbook                                 77
                                 As Tears Go By
Key    Capo   Chord             Written by: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Oldham
Eb      3       C                                           Recorded by: The Rolling Stones

I: C Dm F G C                                                                            - to 1
   C          Dm             F G C
1: It is the evening of the day
2: My riches can't buy everything
3: It is the evening of the day
   C          Dm                  F G F# F
1: I sit and watch the children play
2: I want to hear the children sing
3: I sit and watch the children play
   F              G                C      Em          Am               F
1: Smiling faces I can see,          but not for       me
2: But I only     hear the sound     of   rain falling on the ground
3: Doing things I used to do         they think   are new
   F                            G    G7 C
1: I sit and watch as tears go by                                                        - to 2
2: I sit and watch as tears go by                                                  - to S, to 3
3: I sit and watch as tears go by                                                        - to E
S: C Dm    F G C Dm F G F# F G C Em Am F G G7 C
E: C Dm    F G C Dm F G F# F G C Em Am F G G7 C




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                                  Morningtown Ride
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                          Traditional
 Ab        1         G                                              Recorded by: The Seekers

 I: C G Em D G D                                                                               - to 1
    G                   G7        C                       G      G7
 1: Train whistle       blowing makes a sleepy            noise
 2: Driver at the       engine    fireman rings the       bell
 3: Maybe it is         raining where our train will ride
 4: Somewhere there is sunshine somewhere there is        day
    C                   G            Em    Am                  D
 1: Underneath the      blankets     go    all the girls and boys                        - to C, to 2
 2: Sandman swings the lantern       to    show that all is well                   - to C, to S, to 3
 3: All the little      travelers are warm and snug         inside                       - to C, to 4
 4: Somewhere there is Morning-      town many      miles     away           - to C, to S, to C, to T
    G                G7       C               G    G7
 C: Rocking‟ rollin‟ ridin‟ out along the bay
    C              G       Em   D             G    D {omit last time}
 C: All bound for Morningtown many miles away
 S: G G7 C G G7 C G Em Am D
    C              G       (retard)Em    D      D7     G   C G
 T: All bound for Morning           town many miles away




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                                     Biplane Evermore
Key     Capo     Chord                                                        Written by: M.Cooper
Eb       3         C                                                  Recorded by: The Irish Rovers

I: C Am C Am                                                                                   - to 1
   Am       C                    Em                  F                   C
1: Way      out in London        airport in          hanger number       four
2:          All the mighty       jet planes would look down their        nose
3:          Then one day the fog and rain had closed the airport down
4: Ah they rolled the little biplane out to          runway number       five
5:      A' so     me   berry     bundle I have spun a tale for you
   C                          Em                       F                     G
1: A lonely little            biplane lived who's name was              Evermore
2: They'd laugh and say oh I'm so glad that            I'm not one of        those
3: And all the mighty         jet planes were          helpless on the       ground
4: And though he looked so small and weak he           knew he could     survive
5: You must learn there's nothing in this              world that you can't do
   G      C                    Em                  F                     C
1: His    working days were over                   no more would he      sail
2: And    Evermore would       shake away the      teardrops from his wings
3: When a call came to the airport                 for a mercy           flight
4: And    as he rose         into the stars the big jets hung their wings
5: Ah     do not be         discouraged         by circumstance or       size
   C          F                     C                     G                C
1: U-         pon his wings       above the clouds        flying the royal mail          - to C, to 2
2: And        dream of days when he again could           do heroic        things        - to C, to 3
3: 'twould be late they             could not wait someone must fly      tonight         - to C, to 4
4: And they hoped someday like Evermore to                do heroic        things        - to C, to 5
5:        Remember            Evermore and set your sights up to the skies          - to C(x2), to T
   C        Em       F              C         F
C: Bye bye biplane once upon a sky plane
   F        C           G           C      Am C Am C Am C Am
C: Bye bye hush-a-bye lullabye plane
T: {spoken down low} Good night Willober
T: {spoken up high} Goodly night Orville




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                                    Last Thing on My Mind
 Key       Capo     Chord                                                   Written by: Tom Paxton
  A         2        G                                                    Recorded by: Tom Paxton

      G                            C                    G         C
 1:   It‟s a lesson too late for the learnin‟
 2:   You‟ve got reasons a plenty              for      goin‟
 3:   As   I      walk      my     thoughts keep a tumblin‟
 4:   As I lie in my               bed    in      the mornin‟
      C            G        D               G
 1:   Made of sand             made of sand
 2:   This I       know        this I       know
 3:   Round and round          round and round
 4:   Without      you         without      you
      G                                C                      G       C
 1:   In the wink of an                eye my soul is turnin‟
 2:   For the weeds have been steadily                        growin‟
 3:   Underneath            my         feet the subway‟s rumblin‟
 4:   Each    song       in     my     breast      dies     a-bornin‟
      C                G         D                   G
 1:   In      your hand             in        your hand                                       - to C, to 3
 2:   Please don‟t go               please don‟t go                                     - to C, to S, to 2
 3:   Un      der      ground       un        der    ground                                   - to C, to 2
 4:   With    out      you          with      out    you                          - to C, to S, to C, to T
      G         D                         C               G
 C:   Are you going away with no word of farewell
      G              C           G                 D
 C:   Will there be not a trace left behind
      D       C
 C:   Well I could have loved you better
      C       G
 C:   Didn‟t mean to be unkind
      G                             D                     G
 C:   You know that was the last thing on my mind
 S:   (over verse)
      G                             D                     C           G
 T:   You know that was the last thing on my mind on my mind




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                                  Worried Man
Key    Capo   Chord                                      Written by: D. Guard & T. Glazer
 E      4       C                                        Recorded by: The Kingston Trio

   C                                         C7
C: It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
   C7 F                                      C
C: It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
   C                         E7              Am
C: It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
   Am           G        G7               C
C: I‟m worried now but I won‟t be worried long
   C                                                   C7
1: Got   myself   a   Cadillac   thirty     dollars    down
2: I been away on a business trip travellin‟ all around
3: Well Bobby‟s in the living room holding hands with Sue
   F                                                      C
1: Got myself a bran‟ new house five miles out of town
2: I‟ve got a gal and her name is Sue prettiest gal around
3: Nicky‟s at that big front door and vowin‟ to come on through
   C                              E7                Am
1: Got myself a gal named Sue treats me really fine
2: She sets my mind to worrying every time I‟m gone
3: Well I‟m here in the closet oh Lord what shall I do
   Am             G          G7                 C
1: Yes she‟s my baby and I love her all the time                                  - to C, to 2
2: I‟ll be home tonight so I won‟t be worried long                                - to C, to 3
3: We‟re worried now but we won‟t be worried long                           - to C, to S, to C
S: C C7 F C E7 Am G G7 C




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                               Snoopy Vs The Red Baron
 Key      Capo      Chord                                       Written by: P. Gernhard & D. Holler
D to E     2        C to D                                     Recorded by: The Royal Guardsmen

    C                                F
 1: After the turn of the century
 2: Up    in      the   sky,   a     man in a plane
 3: In the nick of time a hero arose
 4: Now Snoopy swore that he'd get that man
    D                            G
 5: The bloody Red Baron was in a fix
    F        C                                     G7
 1: In the clear       blue   skies       over     Germany
 2:          Baron     von    Richthofen           was his name
 3:       A funny lookin' dog with a big black nose
 4: So he asked the great pumpkin for a new battle plan
    G D                                    A7
 5: He tried everything, but he'd run out of tricks
    G7       C                                 F
 1: Came a roar and a thunder men had never heard
 2:          Eighty men      tried       and eighty men died
 3:      He flew into the sky to               seek revenge
 4:      He challenged the German to a real dog fight
    D                              G
 5: Snoopy fired once then he          fired twice
    F               G7                                           C
 1:     Like the screamin' sound of a                big    war bird                                - to 2
 2: Now they're buried together on               the     country side                         - to C, to 3
 3:      But the Baron shot him down “Curses! Foiled again!”                                  - to C, to 4
 4:    While the Baron was laughing he got him in his sights                      - to C, to B, M+2, to 5
    G          A7                                            D
 5: And the bloody Red Baron was spinnin' out of sight                                   - to C(x2), to E
 1-3 C                                   F
 4-5 D                                   G
 C: Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty and more
 1-3 F    C                        G7
 4-5 G    D                        A7
 C: The bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score
 1-3 C                               F
 4-5 D                               G
 C: Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
 1-3 F         G7                      C
 4-5 G         A7                      D
 C: Of the bloody Red Baron of Germany
 B: C F G F C F G F C D
 E: D G D




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                        You Don't Even Know Who I Am
Key    Capo    Chord                                               Written by: Gretchen Peters
C#      6       G                                                 Recorded By: Patty Loveless

I: C G D G C G D Ds4 D C G D G C G D Ds4 D                                                  - to 1
   C               G                 D            G
1: She left the car in the driveway
2: He left the ring on the pillow
   C               G                     D        Ds4 D
1: She left the key      in       the    door
2: He left the clothes upon the floor
   C                        G                 D         G
1: She left the             kids at her mama‟s
2: And he called her to say he was sorry
   G        C                 G                 D       Ds4 D
1: And the laundry piled up on the              floor
2: But      he couldn't remember what for
   D      C                 G                 D           G
1:        She left her      ring on the pillow
2: So he said I've been doing some thinking
   G           C                   G                 D      Ds4 D
1:             right where it wouldn't be missed
2: I've been thinking that maybe your right
   C             G              D          G
1: She left a note in the kitchen
2: I go to       work every morning
   G      C              G             D          Ds4 D
1:        Next to the grocery          list
2: And I come home to you every night
   D        C                                   G
1: It said you don't even know who I am
2:     And you don't even know who I am
   G   Em            D             C
1: You left me a long time ago
2: You left me a long time ago
   C                                 G
1: You don't even know who I am
2: You don't even know who I am
   D (pause)                                    C      G D G
1:            So what do you care if I              go                                - to S, to 2
2:            So what do I        care if you go                                            - to T
S: C G D Ds4 D
   C                                 G
T: You don't even know who I am
   D (pause)                                 C      G D G C G C G D   G
T:            So what do I care if you go




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                                   Charlie on the MTA
 Key      Capo      Chord           Written by: Jacqueline Berman (now Steiner) and Bess Hawes
  A        2         G                                           Recorded By: The Kingston Trio

     G                                               C
 1:  Let me tell you the story of a man named Charlie
 2:  Charlie handed in his dime at the Kendall Square station
 3:  Now     all     night     long    Charley       rides through the tunnels
 4:  Charlie's wife goes down to the Scollay Square station
 5:  Now you citizens of Boston, don't you think it's a scandal
     C         G                           D7
 1: On a       tragic and fateful          day
 2: And he changed for Jamaica Plain
 3: Crying what will become of me
 4: Every      day at quarter past two
 5: How the people have to pay and pay
     D7            G                                         C
 1:      He put ten cents in his pocket, kissed his wife and family
 2:      When he got there the conductor told him one more nickel
 3:          How can I       afford    to      see       my  sister in Chelsea
 4:          And through the open window she hands Charlie a sandwich
 5: Fight the fare          increase      vote       for     George O'Brien
     C           G                  D7         G
 1: Went to ride on the             MT         A
 2: Charlie could not get off that train
 3:       Or my cousin       in     Rox - bury
 4:      As the train      comes    rumblin‟ through
 5: Get poor Charlie off the MT                A
       G                                           C
 C1:         Well, did he ever return no he never returned
 C2: Or else he'll never return no he'll never return
       C         G                  D7
 C1: And his fate is still unlearned (poor old Charlie)
 C2: And his fate will be unlearned (poor old Charlie)
       D7      G                            C
 C1: He may ride forever „neath the streets of Boston
 C2: He may ride forever „neath the streets of Boston
       C           G        D7       G
 C1: He's the man who never returned
 C2: He's the man (Who's the man) He's the man (Oh, the man)
       G                    D7       G
 C2: He's the man who never returned




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                                 Mercury Blues
Key    Capo   Chord                          Written by: Robert L. Geddins & K.C. Douglas
 D      2       C                                              Recorded by: Alan Jackson

I: C Am G C                                                                           - to 1
   C
1: Well if I had money, tell you what I'd do
2: Well the girl I loved, stole her from a friend
3: Well hey now woman don't you look so fine
4: Well my baby went out, she didn't stay long
   C
1: I'd go downtown, buy a Mercury or two
2: He got lucky stole her back again
3: Drivin round in your Mercury 49
4: Bought herself a Mercury come a-cruisin' home
   C   F                                  C
1:     Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm     crazy „bout a   Mercury
2: She heard he had a Mercury, Lord she's crazy „bout a   Mercury
3:     Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm     crazy „bout a   Mercury
4:     Crazy bout a Mercury, yeah she's   crazy „bout a   Mercury
   C         Am                    G                          C
1: Gonna     buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down   the road                    - to 2
2: Gonna     buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down   the road              - to S, to 3
3: I'm gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down   the road                    - to 4
4: I'm gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down   the road              - to S, to T
S: C F C Am G C
   C
T: Well if I had money, tell you what I'd do
   C
T: I'd go downtown buy a Mercury or two
   F                               C
T: Crazy bout a Mercury, Lord I'm crazy „bout a Mercury
   C         Am                    G                          F
T: I'm gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down   the road
T: I'm gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down   the road
   F         Am                    G                          C
T: I'm gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down   the road




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                               Summertime Blues
 Key      Capo      Chord                     Written by: Eddie Cochrane & Jerry Capehart
  F        3          D                                         Recorded by: Alan Jackson

 I: (Riff: C# D D D C# D D D C# D D D C# D D D) D D G A7 A7 D D D G A7 A7 D        - to 1
    D                                                            D D G A7 A7 D
 1: I'm a gonna raise a fuss I'm a-gonna raise a holler
 2: Well my Mom and Pappa told me "Son you gotta earn some money
 3: It's gonna take two weeks for I have my vacation
    D                                                         D D G A7 A7 D
 1: About a-workin' all summer just a-trying to earn a dollar
 2: If you wanna use the car to go a riding next Sunday"
 3: I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nations
    D     G
 1: Every time I call my baby, try to get a date
 2: Well I didn't got to work told the boss I was sick
 3: Well I told my congress man and he said, quote:
    G              D
 1: The boss says "No dice son you gotta work a-late"
 2: "Now you can't use the car cause you didn't work a lick"
 3: "I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote"
    D   G
 1: Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
 2: Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
 3: Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
    G         D                     A7         D      D D G A7 A7 D
 1: But there ain't no cure for the Summertime Blues                               - to 2
 2: But there ain't no cure for the Summertime Blues                               - to 3
 3: But there ain't no cure for the Summertime Blues




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                                  Sweet Caroline
Key    Capo    Chord                                             Written by: Neil Diamond
 B      2        A                                             Recorded by: Neil Diamond

I: A                                                                                 - to 1
   A                   D                                A
1: Where it     began     I can't begin to knowin‟
2: Look at the night      and it don't seem so lonely
   A                               E      E D E
1: But then I know it's growin‟ strong
2: We fill it up with only two
   A                   D                                  A
1: Was in the spring      then spring became the summer
2: And when I hurt        hurting runs off my shoulder
   A                               E
1: Who'd a believed you'd come along
2: How can I hurt when holding you
   A      Amaj7               E
1: Hands    touching hands
2: Warm     touching warm
   E              D                       E    E D E
1: Reaching out     touching me touching you                                         - to C
2: Reaching out     touching me touching you                                         - to C
   A          D                                  E     E D E
C: Sweet Caroline good times never seemed so good
   A            D                              E
C: I've been inclined to believe they never would
   D    C#m Bm A
1: But now I                                                                         - to 2
2: Oh no no                                                                          - to S
   E D E
3: Oh oh oh                                                                          - to T
S: (over the verse)                                                                  - to C
   A          D                                  E     E D E
T: Sweet Caroline good times never seemed so good
   A            D                              E
T: I've been inclined to believe they never would
   E          A          A (hold… big rock finish)
T: Sweet Caroline




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                                             Hallelujah
 Key      Capo      Chord                                                  Written by: Leonard Cohen
  C       none        C                                   As recorded by: Rufus Wainwright in “Shrek”

I: C - Am - C - Am (x2 for intro)
   Am      C                         Am
1: I‟ve heard there was a secret chord
2: Your faith was strong, but you needed proof
3:         Baby I've        been     here before
4: There was a time you‟d let me know
5:         Maybe there's a           God above
   Am        C                           Am
1: That      David played and it pleased the Lord
2: You       saw   her       bathing     on the roof
3: I         know this room I've walked this floor
4: What's real an‟ going on              below
5: An‟       all    I        ever        learned from love
   Am F                       G                  C          G
1: But you don't really care for music do               you
2: Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
3: I    used to live alone before I knew you
4: But now you never show it to me do                   you
5: Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
   G           C                            F             G
1: It          goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
2: She tied you          to        a        kitchen       chair
3: I've        seen your flag on the marble               arch
4: An‟       remember       when       I    moved    in you
5: It's        not    a     cry    you      hear    at    night
   G     Am                               F
1: The minor        fall          the     major lift
2: She broke your throne she cut your hair
3:       Love      is       not      a    victory march
4: The Holy         Dart         was      moving too
5: It's not      someone        who's     seen the light
   F         G                       G#o             Am
1: The       baffled king        composes      Hallelujah
2: And       from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
3: It's a cold and it's a broken               Hallelujah
4: And       every breath we drew was Hallelujah
5: It's a cold and it's a broken               Hallelujah
   Am    F              Am             F           C G C       G
C: Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelu               jah
   G     F              Am             F           C G C
T: Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelu               jah




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                                  You Belong To Me
Key    Capo     Chord                Written by: Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, and Chilton Price
F#     4 or 6   C or D                                 As Recorded by: Jason Wade in “Shrek”

I: C Em7    F Fm7 C F Fm7 C Am7 Dm7                G7   C
I: D F#m7 G Gm7 D G Gm7 D Bm7 Em7                  A7   D
   C                        Em7               F
   D                        F#m7              G
1: See the     pyramids   along the Nile
2: See the marketplace in Old Algeirs
3: Fly the ocean in a silver plane
   F          Fm7                 C         Am7
   G          Gm7                 D         Bm7
1: Watch the sunrise on a         tropic    isle
2: Send me photographs and sou-ven-iers
3: See the jungle when it's wet with rain
   F      Fm7                   C         Am7
   G      Gm7                   D         Bm7
1: Just remember    darlin'     all the while
2: Just remember when     a     dream appears
3: Just remember 'til you're home        again
   Dm7   G7       C
   Em7   A7       D
1: You belong to me
2: You belong to me
3: You belong to me
S: C Em7    F Fm7 C F Fm7 C Am7 Dm7                G7   C
S: D F#m7 G Gm7 D G Gm7 D Bm7 Em7                  A7   D
   C           C7            F
   D           D7            G
B: I'd be so alone without you
   D7                        G7     G+5
   E7                        A7     A+5
B: Maybe you'd be lonesome too




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                      Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I
 Key      Capo      Chord                                       Written by: William Trader
  D       none        D                                   As Recorded by: Rodney Crowell

 I:
    D                 F#7         G               D
 1: Pardon me, if I‟m sentimental when we say goodbye
    D                               A
 1: Don't be angry with me should I cry
    A     D          F#7              G             D
 1: I'm a fool but I love you dear until the day I die
    D                       A             D
 1: Now and then there's a fool such as I
    D       G                             D
 B: Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you
    D   A                 E
 B: You taught me how to love and now
    A                    A7
 B: You say that we are through
    A7    D           F#7               G             D
 B: I'm a fool, but I love you dear until the day I die
    D                       A             D
 B: Now and then there's a fool such as I
 S:




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                                     Love's Recovery
Key     Capo    Chord                                                    Written by: Emily Saliers
 F       3        D                                                  Recorded by: The Indigo Girls

I: D G D A D G D A D G D A                                                                   - to 1
   A           D                            G
1: During the time of which I               speak
2:             There I am in                younger days
3: Oh how I    wish I were a                trinity
   G                                D
1: It was hard to turn the          other cheek
            D                   G
2: Star     gazing painting picture perfect maps
3: So that if I lost a          part of me
   D                       G                      A
1:                         To the blows of insecurity
2: Of how my               life and love would be
3: I'd still have two of the same to              live
   A                     D                    G
1: Feeding the           cancer of my         intellect
2: Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection
3: But nobody            gets a lifetime rehearsal
   G               D                      G
1: The             blood of love          soon neglected
2: My              compass, faith in love's perfection
3: As specks of dust we're            universal
   G D                            G                               A
1:      Lay dying in the          strength of its           impurity
2:      I missed ten million miles of road I should have seen
3: To let this love           survive would be the greatest gift that we could give
                     G                                    E7
1: Meanwhile our friends we thought were            so together
2: Meanwhile our friends we thought were            so together
3: Tell all the friends who think they're so together
   E7                  A                                G
1: They've all         gone and left each other in search of fairer weather
2: Left each           other one by one on the          road to fairer weather
3: That these are ghosts and mirages all these thoughts of fairer weather
   G             D                      G                         A
1: And we        sit here in our storm and drink a toast            to the slim chance
2: And we        sit here in our storm and drink a toast            to the slim chance
3: Though it's storming out             I feel safe within the arms
   A               D          G D A D G D A
1: Of love's recovery                                                                        - to 2
2: Of love's recovery                                                                  - to B, to 3
3: Of love's discovery




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                                 Love's Recovery




    A               A7
 B: Rain soaked and voice choked
    A7   G
 B: Like silent screaming in a dream
    G D                                   E7
 B: I search for our absolute distinction
    A              A7
 B: Not content to bow and bend
    A7     G
 B: To the whims of culture that swoop like vultures
    D
 B: Eating us away, eating us away
    D        G                       A       A7
 B: They‟re eating us away to our extinction




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                            Midnight Train to Georgia
Key    Capo    Chord                                                             Written by: ??
C#      1        C                                             As Recorded by: The Indigo Girls
I: C Em F G G7           C Em F G G7
   C      Em F G                C              Em
1: mmm L.A.       proved too much for the man
     F            G                        C
(too much for the man) (he couldn't make it)
         Em                  F D                G    G7 G G7
so he's leaving the life          he's come to know
              C                          Em            F
(he said he's going) he said he's going back to find
 G              C
(going back to find)
       Em              F      G C                 Em       F
what's left of his world            the world he left behind
       D            G        G7          C
not so very long ago oh yeah he's leaving
Em        F         G                        C
(leaving) on that midnight train to Georgia
          Em               F                    G
(leaving on a midnight train) oh yeah oh ya'll
            C                Em            F             G
said he's going back to find (he's going back to find)
            C         Em          F
a simpler place and time (and when he takes that ride)

yes he is (guess who's gonna be right by his side)
                                            G                Am
I'll be with him (I know you will) on that midnight train to georgia
                           D
(leaving on a midnight train to Georgia) (whoo whoo)
           F                              G
I'd rather live in his world (live in his world)
     G                   C            Em             F          G
than live without him in mine (world, world) (it's his, his and hers alone)

he kept dreaming (dreaming)    that one day he'd be a star

(a superstar but he didn't get far) but he sure found out the hard way

that dreams don't always come true (dreams don't always come true)

oh no (uh uh no uh uh) so he sold all his hopes

and he even sold his own car and bought a one way ticket back

to the life that he once knew oh yes he did he said he would

I know he's leaving (leaving) on that midnight train to Georgia

(leaving on a midnight train) oh yeah oh ya'll

Said he's going back to find (he's going back to find)



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                           Midnight Train to Georgia



 A simpler place and time (and when he takes that ride)

 Yes he is (guess who's gonna be right by his side)

 I've got to be with him (I know you will)

 On that midnight train to Georgia

 (leaving on the midnight train to Georgia) (whoo whoo)

 I'd rather live in his world (live in his world)

 Than live without him in mine (world, world)

 (It's his, his and hers alone)

 he's leaving (he's leaving) on a midnight train to Georgia

 (leaving on a midnight train) oh yeah

 he said he's going back to find (he's going back to find)

 a simpler place and time (and when he takes that ride)

 (guess who's gonna be right by his side) I've got to be with him

 (I know you will) on that midnight train to georgia

 (leaving on a midnight train to georgia) (whoo whoo)

 I'd rather live in his world (live in his world) than live without him in mine

 (world, world) (is his, his and hers alone) (world is his) (his and hers alone)

 (all aboard) (one world) (her man, his girl)

 I've got to go (all aboard)   I've got to go (one world)

 I've got to go (her man, his girl)   I've got to go (all aboard)

 I've got to go (one world) I've got to go right now (her man, his girl)

 (all aboard) (one world) (her man, his girl)

 (all aboard) (one world) (her man, his girl)




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                                            Song Index



        Alberta Bound ....................................................................... 11
        All I Have To Do Is Dream ..................................................... 45
        Almost Persuaded ................................................................... 2
        Amarillo By Morning ............................................................. 14
        Are You Teasing Me ................................................................ 8
        As Tears Go By ..................................................................... 78
        Bad Moon Rising ................................................................... 58
        Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle ............................................. 52
        Battle of New Orleans ........................................................... 26
        Biplane Evermore .................................................................. 80
        Black Velvet Band ................................................................. 37
        Blowin' in the Wind ................................................................. 5
        Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain ............................................... 24
        Bobby McGee .......................................................................... 4
        Charlie on the MTA ............................................................... 85
        Chasing That Neon Rainbow ............................................... 23
        City of New Orleans .............................................................. 12
        Cold Shoulder ........................................................................ 30
        Country Roads ...................................................................... 64
        Daddy Frank .......................................................................... 33
        Daisy a Day ............................................................................ 27
        Did She Mention My Name ................................................... 32
        Dona Dona ............................................................................. 70
        Don't Think Twice, It's Alright .............................................. 59
        Down at the Twist and Shout ............................................... 18
        Engineer Without a Train ...................................................... 10
        Farewell to Nova Scotia .......................................................... 9
        Fields of Athenry ................................................................... 50
        Four in the Morning .............................................................. 43
        Four Strong Winds ................................................................ 16
        Green Back Dollar ................................................................. 63
        Green Fields of France ........................................................... 3
        Here in the Real World ............................................................ 1

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                                             Song Index


      House of the Rising Sun ....................................................... 75
      I Just Drove By ...................................................................... 46
      I Won't Back Down ................................................................ 69
      Is It You .................................................................................. 73
      Jamaican Farewell ................................................................ 57
      Keep the Candles Burning ................................................... 56
      Last Thing on My Mind ......................................................... 81
      Lodi ......................................................................................... 13
      Long Forgotten Dream ........................................................... 6
      Long Thin Dawn .................................................................... 44
      Love's Recovery .................................................................... 92
      Manhatten Kansas ................................................................ 28
      Marvelous Toy ....................................................................... 76
      Massacre of Glencoe ............................................................ 41
      Mercury Blues ....................................................................... 86
      Midnight Train to Georgia .................................................... 94
      Morningtown Ride ................................................................. 79
      Nothin But The Wheel ........................................................... 40
      Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I ............................ 91
      Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine ................... 34
      Old Home Place ..................................................................... 39
      Pony Man ............................................................................... 74
      Proud Mary ............................................................................ 60
      Puff The Magic Dragon ......................................................... 19
      Rocky Top .............................................................................. 38
      Seminole Wind ...................................................................... 15
      Silver Threads And Golden Needles ................................... 31
      Skye Boat Song ....................................................................... 7
      Snoopy Vs The Red Baron ................................................... 83
      Someday Soon ...................................................................... 62
      Song For A Winter's Night .................................................... 55
      Song For The Mira ................................................................. 22
      Sonny's Dream ...................................................................... 36
      Stuck in the Middle With You ............................................... 72

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                                             Song Index


        Summertime Blues ................................................................ 87
        Teach Your Children ............................................................. 49
        That Just About Does It ........................................................ 25
        The Cruel War ........................................................................ 66
        The River ................................................................................ 35
        The Sounds of Silence .......................................................... 68
        The Times They Are A-Changin’ .......................................... 61
        Tom Dooley............................................................................ 42
        Tombstone Every Mile .......................................................... 20
        What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor ............................. 21
        What She's Doing Now ......................................................... 47
        Wild Mountain Thyme ........................................................... 51
        Will The Circle Be Unbroken ................................................ 29
        Wind That Shakes The Corn ................................................ 48
        Worried Man .......................................................................... 82
        Wynken, Blynken and Nod ................................................... 54
        Yer So Bad ............................................................................. 71
        You Don't Even Know Who I Am ......................................... 84




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