Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, Sept 13th 2017 - 7:00pm
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley (Lieber & Stoller, 1957)
Who'll Stop The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fogerty, 1970)
Blue Bayou Roy Orbison (with Joe Melson, 1963)
Hey! Baby Bruce Channel (Cobb & Channel, (1961)
Partons La Mer Est Belle Folklore
Tiptoe Through The Tulips Al Dubin (Lyrics), Joe Burke (Music) (1929)
Tonight You Belong To Me Billy Rose (Lyrics) & David Lee (Music) (1926)
Bad Day Daniel Powter (2005)
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations (Mike d'Abo & Tony Macaulay, 1968)
What A Day For A Daydream Lovin’ Spoonful (John Sebastian, 1966)



Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley (Lieber & Stoller, 1957)


      Wimpy Strong
4/4 | d u D u d u D u |
      1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

The [F#↓][G↓] warden threw a party in the county jail
The [F#↓][G↓] prison band was there and they began to wail
The [F#↓][G↓] band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing
You [F#↓][G↓] should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing

Chorus
Let's | [C] rock, | everybody,
let's | [G] rock | [G]
Every- | [D7] body in the whole cell | block
Was | [G] dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock

[F#↓][G↓] Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
[F#↓][G↓] Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone
The [F#↓][G↓] drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
The [F#↓][G↓] whole rhythm section was a purple gang

Chorus
Let's | [C] rock, | everybody,
let's | [G] rock | [G]
Every- | [D7] body in the whole cell | block
Was | [G] dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock

[F#↓][G↓] Number 47 said to Number 3
[F#↓][G↓] "You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see
I [F#↓][G↓] sure would be delighted with your company
[F#↓][G↓] Come on and do the Jailhouse Rock with me"

Chorus
Let's | [C] rock, | everybody,
let's | [G] rock | [G]
Every- | [D7] body in the whole cell | block
Was | [G] dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock

Instrumental Chorus
| [C]   | [C]   | [G] | [G] |
| [D7] | [D7] | [G] | [G] |

[F#↓][G↓] Sad Sack was sittin' on a block of stone
[F#↓][G↓] Way over in the corner weepin' all alone
The [F#↓][G↓] warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square
[F#↓][G↓] If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair"

Chorus
Let's | [C] rock, | everybody,
let's | [G] rock | [G]
Every- | [D7] body in the whole cell | block
Was | [G] dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock

[F#↓][G↓] Shifty Henry said to Bugs, "For Heaven's sake
[F#↓][G↓] No one's lookin', now's the chance to make a break"
[F#↓][G↓] Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said, "Nix nix
I [F#↓][G↓] wanna stick around a while and get my kicks"

Chorus
Let's | [C] rock, | everybody,
let's | [G] rock | [G]
Every- | [D7] body in the whole cell | block
Was | [G] dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock
[G] Dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock
[G] Dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock
[G] Dancin' to the Jailhouse | Rock
[G] Dancin' to the Jailhouse | [G↓] Rock


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Who'll Stop the Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fogerty, 1970)


     Swiss Army Strum:
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &

Intro
| [G]   | [G]   | [Em]   | [Em]
| [G]   | [G]  

| [G] Long as I re- | member
the | [C] rain been comin' | [G] down
| [G] Clouds of mystery | pourin',
con- [C] fusion on the [G] ground

| [C] Good men through the | [G] ages,
| [C] tryin' to find the | [G] sun
| [C] And I wonder, | [D] still I wonder
| [Em] Who'll stop the | [G] rain? | [G]

| [G] I went down Vir- | ginia
Seeking | [C] shelter from the | [G] storm
| [G] Caught up in the | [Bm] fable,
I | [C] watched the tower | [G] grow

| [C] Five-year plans and | [G] new deals,
| [C] wrapped in golden | [G] chains
| [C] And I wonder | [D] still I wonder
| [Em] Who'll stop the | [G] rain? | [G]

Instrumental Bridge
| [C↓]  [G↓] [D↓]   | [D]       |
| [Am↓] [C↓] [Em↓] | [Em] [D↓] |
| [G] | [G] |

| [G] Heard the singers | playin',
| [C] how we cheered for | [G] more
| [G] The crowd had rushed to- [Bm] gether,
| [C] tryin' to keep | [G] warm
| [C] Still the rain kept | [G] pourin',
| [C] fallin on my | [G] ears
| [C] And I wonder | [D] still I wonder
| [Em↓] Who'll stop the rain...

Outro
| [G]   | [G]   | [Em]   | [Em]
| [G]   | [G↓]  


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Blue Bayou
Roy Orbison (with Joe Melson, 1963)



4/4 | d - R u - u d u |  Gently

| [C]   | [C]
I [C] feel so bad I've got a worried mind
[G7] I'm so lonesome, all the time
[G7] Since I left my baby behind on [C] Blue Bayou [C]
[C] Saving nickels, saving dimes
[G7] Working 'til the sun don't shine
[G7] Looking forward to happier times on [C] Blue Bayou [C]

I'm going [C] back some day, come what may to [G7] Blue Bayou [G7]
Where you [G7] sleep all day, and the catfish play on [C] Blue Bayou [C]
All those [C] fishing boats with their [C7] sails afloat
If [F] I could only [Fm↓] see
That fa- [C] miliar sunrise, through [G7] sleepy eyes
How [C] happy I'd be [C]

[C] Oh to see my baby again
[G7] And to be with some of my friends
[G7] Maybe I'll be happy then on [C] Blue Bayou [C]

I'm going [C] back some day, gonna stay on [G7] Blue Bayou [G7]
Where the [G7] folks are fine and the world is mine on [C] Blue Bayou [C]
Ah that [C] girl of mine [C7] by my side
The [F] silver moon and the [Fm↓] evening tide
Oh [C] some sweet day, gonna [G7] take away
This [C] hurtin' inside [C]
I'll [G7] never be blue, my dreams come true
On [G7] Blue [G7] Ba- [C] you [C]  / [C]  / [C↓]


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Hey! Baby
Bruce Channel (Cobb & Channel, 1961)


      C       Am        F       G
4/4 | d - R u d - R u | d - R u d - R u |
      1   2 & 3   4 &   1   2 & 3   4 &

Intro
| [C] [Am] | [F] [G] |
| [C] [Am] | [F] [G] |
| [C] [Am] | [F] [G] |
| [C] [Am] | [F] [G] |

Chorus
| [C] He- [Am] e- | [F] ey, [G] hey |
| [C] baby [Am] | [F]  [G] I wanna |
| [C] kno-o-o [Am] ow | [F] if you'll [G] be my |
| [C] girl [Am] | [F] [G] |

Chorus
| [C] He- [Am] e- | [F] ey, [G] hey |
| [C] baby [Am] | [F]  [G] I wanna |
| [C] kno-o-o [Am] ow | [F] if you'll [G] be my |
| [C↓↓] girl [F↓↑] | [C↓] [G] |

| [F] When I saw you walking | down the street
| [C] I said that's a kind of girl I'd | like to meet
| [F] She's so pretty, | Lord she's fine
| [G↓] I'm gonna make her [G] mine, all mine

Chorus
| [C] He- [Am] e- | [F] ey, [G] hey |
| [C] baby [Am] | [F]  [G] I wanna |
| [C] kno-o-o [Am] ow | [F] if you'll [G] be my |
| [C↓↓] girl [F↓↑] | [C↓] [C] |

| [A] When you turned and | walked away
| [D] That's when I | want to say
| [G] C'mon baby, give | me a whirl
| [C↓] I wanna know if you'll | be my girl

Chorus
| [C] He- [Am] e- | [F] ey, [G] hey |
| [C] baby [Am] | [F]  [G] I wanna |
| [C] kno-o-o [Am] ow | [F] if you'll [G] be my |
| [C↓↓] girl [F↓↑] | [C↓] [C] |

| [A] When you turned and | walked away
| [D] That's when I | want to say
| [G] C'mon baby, give | me a whirl
| [C↓] I wanna know if you'll | be my girl

Chorus
| [C] He- [Am] e- | [F] ey, [G] hey |
| [C] baby [Am] | [F]  [G] I wanna |
| [C] kno-o-o [Am] ow | [F] if you'll [G] be my |
| [C] girl [Am] | [F] [G] |

Chorus
| [C] He- [Am] e- | [F] ey, [G] hey |
| [C] baby [Am] | [F]  [G] I wanna |
| [C] kno-o-o [Am] ow | [F] if you'll [G] be my |
| [C↓↓] girl [F↓↑] | [C↓]


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Partons La Mer Est Belle
Folklore


6/8 | t - D - D - t - D - D - |
      1   2   3   4   5   6

Chorus
Par- [G] tons la mer est belle, em- [C] barquons-nous pê- [G] cheurs
Gui- [G] dons notre nace-e-el- [C]le, ra- [D7] mons avec ar- [G] deur
Aux [G] mâts hissons les voiles, le [C] ciel est pur et  [G] beau
Je [G] vois briller l'étoi- [C] le, qui [D7] guide les mate- [G] lots.

A- [G] mis, partons sans bruit, la [G] pêche sera [C] bonne
La  [G] lune qui ra- [C] yonne, é- [D7] clairera la [G] nuit
Il  [G] faut qu'avant l'aurore, nous soyons de re- [C] tour
Pour [G] sommeiller en- [C] core, a- [D7] vant qu'il soit grand [G] jour.

Chorus
Par- [G] tons la mer est belle, em- [C] barquons-nous pê- [G] cheurs
Gui- [G] dons notre nace-e-el- [C]le, ra- [D7] mons avec ar- [G] deur
Aux [G] mâts hissons les voiles, le [C] ciel est pur et  [G] beau
Je [G] vois briller l'étoi- [C] le, qui [D7] guide les mate- [G] lots.

Ain- [G] si chantait mon père, lorsqu' [G] il quitta le [C] port
Il [G] ne s'attendait [C] guère, à [D7] y trouver la [G] mort
Par [G] le vent par l'orage, il fut surpris sou- [C] dain
Et [G] d'un cruel nau- [C] frage, il [D7] subit le des- [G] tin

Chorus
Par- [G] tons la mer est belle, em- [C] barquons-nous pê- [G] cheurs
Gui- [G] dons notre nace-e-el- [C]le, ra- [D7] mons avec ar- [G] deur
Aux [G] mâts hissons les voiles, le [C] ciel est pur et  [G] beau
Je [G] vois briller l'étoi- [C] le, qui [D7] guide les mate- [G] lots.

Je [G] n'ai plus que ma mère, qui ne possède  [C] rien
Elle [G] est dans la mi- [C] sère, je [D7] suis son seul sou- [G] tien
Ra- [G] mons ramons bien vite, je l' aperçois là- [C] bas
Je [G] la vois qui m'[C] invite, en [D7] me tendant les [G] bras

Chorus
Par- [G] tons la mer est belle, em- [C] barquons-nous pê- [G] cheurs
Gui- [G] dons notre nace-e-el- [C]le, ra- [D7] mons avec ar- [G] deur
Aux [G] mâts hissons les voiles, le [C] ciel est pur et  [G] beau
Je [G] vois briller l'étoi- [C] le, qui [D7] guide les mate- [G] lots.

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Tiptoe Through The Tulips
Al Dubin (Lyrics), Joe Burke (Music) (1929)


Generally 2 beat chords:
4/4 | d - D u d - D u |
      1   2 & 3   4 &

Intro - Whistle
 Instrumental  [C] Tiptoe [A7] to the [F] window [G7]
 Instrumental  By the [C] window [E7]
 Instrumental  That is [F] where I'll [Fm] be
 Instrumental  Come [C] tiptoe [A7] through the [F] tulips [G7]
 Instrumental  With [C] me [D7]   | [G7]   |

[C] Tiptoe [A7] to the [F] window [G7]
By the [C] window [E7]
That is [F] where I'll [Fm] be
Come [C] tiptoe [A7] through the [F] tulips [G7]
With [C] me [D7]   | [G7]   |

[C] Tiptoe [A7] from your [F] pillow [G7]
To the [C] shadow [E7]
Of a [F] willow [Fm] tree
And [C] tiptoe [A7] through the [F] tulips [G7]
With [C] me [F↓] [G7↓] | [C] [C7]

Bridge
Knee [Dm] deep [Dm]
In [Em] flowers we'll stray [A7↓]
We'll [B7] keep [B7]
The [Em] showers away [G7↓]

And if I [C] kiss you [A7] in the [F] garden [G7]
In the [C] moonlight [E7]
Will you [F] pardon [Fm] me?
Come [C] tiptoe [A7] through the [F] tulips [G7]
With [C] me [D7]   | [G7]   |

Instrumental - Whistle
 Instrumental  [C] Tiptoe [A7] from your [F] pillow [G7]
 Instrumental  To the [C] shadow [E7]
 Instrumental  Of a [F] willow [Fm] tree
 Instrumental  And [C] tiptoe [A7] through the [F] tulips [G7]
 Instrumental  With [C] me [F↓] [G7↓] | [C] [C7]

Bridge
Knee [Dm] deep [Dm]
In [Em] flowers we'll stray [A7↓]
We'll [B7] keep [B7]
The [Em] showers away [G7↓]

And if I [C] kiss you [A7] in the [F] garden [G7]
In the [C] moonlight [E7]
Will you [F] pardon [Fm] me?
Come [C] tiptoe [A7] through the [F] tulips [G7]
With [C] me [G7]   | [C↓]  [G7↓]  [C↓]


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Tonight You Belong to Me
Billy Rose (Lyrics) & David Lee (Music) (1926)


4/4 | d - D u d - D u |
      1   2 & 3   4 &


Riff using Triplet Strum:
A|-2-2-2-2--3-2----|-2-2-2-2--3-2----|
E|-3-3-3-3--4-3----|-3-3-3-3--4-3----|
C|-2-2-2-2--3-2----|-2-2-2-2--3-2----|
G|-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-|-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-|
   D T U D  U D      D T U D  U D  
   1 e a 2  & 3  4   1 e a 2  & 3  4

Intro: Play Riff

I [G] know  (I know)
You be- [G7] long to [C] somebody [Cm] new,
But to- [G] night you be- [D] long to [G][Riff] me
Al- [G] though  (although)
We're a- [G7] part, you're [C] part of my [Cm] heart
But to- [G] night you be- [D] long to [G] me [G7]

Way [Cm] down, by the stream
How [Cm] sweet it would seem,
Once [G] more just to [E7] dream in the [A7] moonlight [D7↓]

My honey
I [G] know  (I know)
With the [G7] dawn that [C] you will be [Cm] gone
But to- [G] night you be- [D] long to [G] me [G7]

Way [Cm] down, by the stream
How [Cm] sweet it would seem,
Once [G] more just to [E7] dream in the [A7] moonlight [D7↓]

My honey
I [G] know  (I know)
With the [G7] dawn that [C] you will be [Cm] gone
But to- [G] night you be- [D] long to [G] me
Just [D7↓] little old [G↓] me


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Bad Day
Daniel Powter (2005)


4/4 | D - - - D - D u |
      1   2   3   4 &

Intro
| [D] | [G] | [A] | [A] |

[D] Where is the [G] moment we needed the [A] most [A]
[D] You kick up the [G] leaves and the magic is [A] lost [A]
[Bm] They tell me your [A] blue skies fade to [G] grey
They tell me your [D] passion's gone a- [Em] way
And I don't [Em] need no carryin' [A] on [A]
[D] You stand in the [G] line just ahead of the [A] law [A]
[D] You're faking a [G] smile with the coffee you [A] go [A]
[Bm] You tell me your [A] life's been way off [G] line
You're falling to [D] pieces every- [Em] time
And I don't [Em] need no carryin' [A] on [A↓]

Chorus
Cause you had a bad [D] day, you're taking one [G] down
You sing a sad [Em] song just to turn it a- [A] round
You say you don't [D] know, you tell me don't [G] lie
You work at a [Em] smile and you go for a [A] ride
You had a bad [Bm] day, the camera don't [A] lie
You're coming back [G] down and you really don't [D] mind
You had a bad [Em] day [A]
You had a bad [D] day [G] [A] [A]
[D] [G] [A] [A]

[Bm] Well, you need a [A] blue sky holi- [G] day
The point is they [D] laugh at what you [Em] say
And I don't [Em] need no carryin' [A] on [A]

Chorus
Cause you had a bad [D] day, you're taking one [G] down
You sing a sad [Em] song just to turn it a- [A] round
You say you don't [D] know, you tell me don't [G] lie
You work at a [Em] smile and you go for a [A] ride
You had a bad [Bm] day, the camera don't [A] lie
You're coming back [G] down and you really don't [D] mind
You had a bad [Em] day | [Em] | [Em]

Bridge
[F] Sometimes the system | goes on the blink
And the [Bb] whole thing it turns out | wrong
[F] You might not make it | back and you know
That you could [Bb] be well, oh that | strong
And I'm not [Asus4] wrong | [Asus4] | [A] | [A] |

[D] So where is the [G] passion when you need it the [A] most  [A]
Oh, you and [D] I, you kick up the [G] leaves and the magic is [A] lost | [A]

Chorus
Cause you had a bad [D] day, you're taking one [G] down
You sing a sad [Em] song just to turn it a- [A] round
You say you don't [D] know, you tell me don't [G] lie
You work at a [Em] smile and you go for a [A] ride
You had a bad [Bm] day, you've seen what you [Bb] like
And how does it [D] feel for one more [E7] time
You had a bad [G] day [A]
You had a bad [D] day [G] [Em] [A]
[D] [G] [Em] [A] [D↓]


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Build Me Up Buttercup
The Foundations (Mike d'Abo & Tony Macaulay, 1968)


CHORUS   | D - X U - u D - |
VERSES   | d - D u d - D u |

[C]   [E7]   [F]   [G7]
[C]   [E7]   [F]   [G7]   [G7↓]
Chorus
[X] Why do you [C] build me up (build me up) [E7] Buttercup baby
Just to [F] let me down (let me down) and [Dm] mess me a- [G7] round
And then [C] worst of all (worst of all) you [E7] never call, baby
When you [F] say you will (say you will) but [Dm] I love you [G7] still
I need [C] you (I need you) more than [C7] anyone darling
You [F] know that I have from the [Fm] start
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C]

I'll be [C] over at [G7] ten you told me [Bb] time and a- [F] gain
But you're [C] late...I wait a- [F] round and then (bah-dah-dah)
I [C] run to the [G7] door, I can't [Bb] take any [F] more
It's not [C] you...you let me [F] down again

BRIDGE:
(Hey, hey [Dm] hey) Baby, baby, I [G7] try to find
(Hey, hey, [Em] hey) A little time, and [A7] I'll make you mine
(Hey, hey, [F] hey) I'll be home, I'll be be- [D7] side the phone waiting for [G7] you...
[G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh...) [G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh)

Chorus
[X] Why do you [C] build me up (build me up) [E7] Buttercup baby
Just to [F] let me down (let me down) and [Dm] mess me a- [G7] round
And then [C] worst of all (worst of all) you [E7] never call, baby
When you [F] say you will (say you will) but [Dm] I love you [G7] still
I need [C] you (I need you) more than [C7] anyone darling
You [F] know that I have from the [Fm] start
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C]

To [C] you I'm a [G7] toy, but I [Bb] could be the [F] boy
You a- [C] dore...if you'd just [F] let me know (bah-dah-dah)
Al- [C] though you're un- [G7] true I'm at- [Bb] tracted to [F] you
All the [C] more...why do you [F] treat me so?

Bridge:
(Hey, hey [Dm] hey) Baby, baby, I [G7] try to find
(Hey, hey, [Em] hey) A little time, and [A7] I'll make you mine
(Hey, hey, [F] hey) I'll be home, I'll be be- [D7] side the phone waiting for [G7] you...
[G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh...) [G7↓] (ooh-oo-ooh)

Chorus
[X] Why do you [C] build me up (build me up) [E7] Buttercup baby
Just to [F] let me down (let me down) and [Dm] mess me a- [G7] round
And then [C] worst of all (worst of all) you [E7] never call, baby
When you [F] say you will (say you will) but [Dm] I love you [G7] still
I need [C] you (I need you) more than [C7] anyone darling
You [F] know that I have from the [Fm] start
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C]
So [C] build me up (build me up)
[G7] Buttercup don't break my [F] heart [C↓]


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What A Day For A Daydream
Lovin' Spoonful (John Sebastian, 1966)


u | D - D u D - D u |
&   1   2 & 3   4 &

[C] What a day for a [A7] daydream
[Dm] What a day for a [G7] daydreamin' boy
[C] And I'm lost in a [A7] daydream
[Dm] Dreaming 'bout my [G7] bundle of joy

[F] And even if [D7] time ain't really [C] on my [A7] side
[F] It's one of those [D7] days for taking a [C] walk out- [A7] side
[F] I'm blowing the [D7] day to take a [C] walk in the [A7] sun
[D7] And fall on my face on somebody's [G7] new‐mown lawn

[C] I've been having a [A7] sweet dream
[Dm] I've been dreaming since I [G7] woke up today
[C] It starred me and my [A7] sweet thing
[Dm] 'Cause she's the one makes me [G7] feel this way

[F] And even if [D7]time is passing me [C] by a [A7] lot
[F] I couldn't care [D7] less about the [C] dues you say I [A7] got
[F] Tomorrow I´ll [D7] pay the dues for [C] dropping my [A7] love
[D7] A pie in the face for being a [G7] sleepin' bull dog

INSTRUMENTAL:  whistle, kazoos, ukes...
 Instrumental  [C] I've been having a [A7] sweet dream
 Instrumental  [Dm] I've been dreaming since I [G7] woke up today
 Instrumental  [C] It starred me and my [A7] sweet thing
 Instrumental  [Dm] 'Cause she's the one makes me [G7] feel this way

[F] And you can be [D7] sure that if you're [C] feeling [A7] right
[F] A daydream will [D7] last along [C] into the [A7] night
[F] Tomorrow at [D7] breakfast you may [C] prick up your [A7] ears
[D7] Or you may be daydreaming for a [G7] thousand years

[C] What a day for a [A7] daydream
[Dm] Custom made for a [G7] daydreamin' boy
[C] And I'm lost in a [A7] daydream
[Dm] Dreaming 'bout my [G7] bundle of joy

OUTRO:  whistle, kazoos, ukes...
 Instrumental  [F] And even if [D7] time is [C] passing me by a [A7] lot
 Instrumental  [F] I couldn't care [D7] less about the [C] dues you say I [A7] got
 Instrumental  [F] Tomorrow I´ll [D7] pay the dues for [C] dropping my [A7] love
 Instrumental  [D7] A pie in the face for being a [G7] sleepin' bull [C↓] dog


#Last Updated: 07/20/17 JD
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