Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, Oct 11th 2017 - 7:00pm (Doors 5:30)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Teach Your Children Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Graham Nash, 1970)
Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell (1967)
Free Fallin' Tom Petty (with Jeff Lynne, 1989)
True Colors Cindy Lauper (Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly, 1986)
Witchcraft Frank Sinatra (Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, 1957)
Yellow Bird Michel Mauléart Monton (19th Century Haitian Song)
Hold On Forever Rob Thomas (2015)
Victoria The Kinks (Ray Davies, 1969)
Farewell To Nova Scotia As collected by Helen Creighton (published 1950)



Act Naturally
The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)



| d - D u d - D u |

[G] They're gonna put me in the [C] movies [C]
[G] They're gonna make a big star out of [D7] me [D7]
We'll [G] make a film about a man that's sad and [C] lonely [C]
And [D7] all I gotta do is act natural- [G] ly  [G↓]

Well, I'll [D7] bet you I'm gonna be a [G] big star [G]
Might [D7] win an Oscar you can never [G] tell [G]
The [D7] movies gonna make me a [G] big star [G]
'Cause [A] I can play the part so [D7] well [D7]

Well I [G] hope you come and see me in the [C] movies [C]
[G] Then I'll know that you will plainly [D7] see [D7]
The [G] biggest fool that ever hit the [C] big time [C]
And [D7] all I gotta do is act natural- [G] ly  [G]

We'll [G] make the scene about a man that's sad and [C] lonely [C]
And [G] beggin down upon his bended [D7] knee  [D7]
I'll [G] play the part but I won't need re- [C] hearsin' [C]
[D7] All I gotta to do is act natural- [G] ly  [G↓]

Well, I'll [D7] bet you I'm gonna be a [G] big star [G]
Might [D7] win an Oscar you can never [G] tell [G]
The [D7] movies gonna make me a [G] big star [G]
'Cause [A] I can play the part so [D7] well [D7]

Well I [G] hope you come and see me in the [C] movies [C]
[G] Then I'll know that you will plainly [D7] see [D7]
The [G] biggest fool that ever hit the [C] big time [C]
And [D7] all I gotta do is act natural- [G] ly [G↓] [D7↓] [G↓]


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Teach Your Children
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Graham Nash, 1970)


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

Intro
| [D] | [D] | [G] | [G]
| [D] | [D] | [A] | [A↓]
| [D] You, | who are on the | [G] road | [G]
Must have a | [D] code | that you can | [A] live by | [A]
And | [D] so, | become your- | [G] self | [G]
Because the | [D] past | is just a | [A] goodbye | [A]

| [D] Teach | your children | [G] well | [G]
Their father's | [D] hell | did slowly | [A] go by | [A]
And | [D] feed | them on your | [G] dreams | [G]
The one they | [D] pick's, | the one you'll | [A] know by | [A]

Chorus
| [D] ...Don't you | ever ask them | [G] why
If they | [G] told you, you would | [D] cry
So just | [D] look at them and | [Bm7] sigh- | -igh | [G] -igh
| [A↓] And know they | [D] love you | [D]
| [G] | [G] | [D] | [D] | [A] | [A↓]

And | [D] you, | of tender | [G] years | [G]
Can't know the | [D] fears | that your elders | [A] grew by | [A]
And so, | [D] please help | them with your | [G] youth | [G]
They seek the | [D] truth | before they | [A] can die | [A]

| [D] Teach | your parents | [G] well | [G]
Their children's | [D] hell | will slowly | [A] go by | [A]
And | [D] feed | them on your | [G] dreams | [G]
The one they | [D] fix, | the one you'll | [A] know by | [A]

Chorus
| [D] ...Don't you | ever ask them | [G] why
If they | [G] told you, you would | [D] cry
So just | [D] look at them and | [Bm7] sigh- | -igh | [G] -igh
| [A↓] And know they | [D] love you | [D]
| [G] | [G] | [D] | [D] | [A] | [A↓]


#Play along in this key.
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Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell (1967)


Inside/Outside Fingerpicking Pattern
|----------M-----------M-|
|----I-----------I-------|
|-T-----------T----------|
|-------T-----------T----|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &

Intro:
|   [G]    [C]   |   [G]    [C]   |   
|   [G]    [C]   |   [G]    [C]   |   
[G] Bows and [Am] flows of [C] angel [G] hair
And [G] ice cream [Bm] castles [C] in the [G] air
[G] And feather [C] canyons [Am] everywhere
[Am] I've looked at clouds [D] that way
But [G] now they [Am] only [C] block the [G] sun
They [G] rain and [Bm] snow on [C] every- [G] one
[G] So many [C] things I [Am] would have done
[Am] But clouds got in my [D] way

Chorus
I've [G] looked at [Am] clouds from [C] both sides [G] now
From [C] up and [G] down, and [C] still some- [G] how
It's [Bm] clouds il- [C] lusions [G] I recall
I [G] really [Bm] don't know [C] clouds... [C]
...at | [G] all [C] | [G] [C] |
| [G] [C]   | [G] [C] |   

[G] Moons and [Am] Junes and [C] ferris [G] wheels
The [G] dizzy [Bm] dancing [C] way you [G] feel
[G] When every [C] fairy- [Am] tale comes real
[Am] I've looked at love [D] that way
But [G] now it's [Am] just a- [C] nother [G] show
You [G] leave 'em [Bm] laughin' [C] when you [G] go
[G] And if you [C] care [Am] don't let them know
[Am] Don't give yourself a- [D] way

Chorus
I've [G] looked at [Am] love from [C] both sides [G] now
From [C] win and [G] lose, and [C] still some- [G] how
It's [Bm] love's il- [C] lusions [G] I recall
I [G] really [Bm] don't know [C] love... [C]
...at | [G] all [C] | [G] [C] |
| [G] [C]   | [G] [C] |   

[G] Tears and [Am] fears and [C] feeling [G] proud
To [G] say "I [Bm] love you" [C] right out [G] loud
[G] Dreams and [C] schemes [Am] and circus crowds
[Am] I've looked at life [D] that way
But [G] now old [Am] friends are [C] acting [G] strange
They [G] shake their [Bm] heads, they [C] say I've [G] changed
[G] Well something's [C] lost but [Am] something's gained
[Am] In living every [D] day

Chorus
I've [G] looked at [Am] love from [C] both sides [G] now
From [C] win and [G] lose, and [C] still some- [G] how
It's [Bm] life's il- [C] lusions [G] I recall
I [G] really [Bm] don't know [C] love... [C]
...at | [G] all [C] | [G] [C] |
| [G] [C]   | [G] [C] | [G↓]
  
#Capo on 1st fret to play with Judy Collins' version.

#Retune 1/2 step lower to F# to play with Joni Mitchell's original.

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Free Fallin'
Tom Petty (with Jeff Lynne, 1989)


  C     F           F C   G        
| D - - U - u d u | D U - U - u d u |
  1   2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro:
| [C↓]   [F↑]   | [F↓] [C↑]   [G↑] |
| [C↓]   [F↑]   | [F↓] [C↑]   [G↑] |
She's a [C] good [F] girl, [F] loves [C] her [G] mama
Loves [C] Je- [F]sus and [F] Ameri- [C]ca [G] too
She's a [C] good [F] girl, [F] crazy [C] 'bout [G] Elvis
Loves [C] hor- [F]ses and her [F] boy- [C]friend [G] too

| [C↓]   [F↑]   | [F↓] [C↑]   [G↑] |

It's a [C] long [F] day [F] livin' [C] in Re- [G]seda
There's a [C] free- [F]way [F] runnin' [C] through the [G] yard
And I'm a [C] bad [F] boy, 'cause I [F] don't [C] even [G] miss her
I'm a [C] bad [F] boy for [F] brea- [C]kin' her [G] heart

And I'm [C] free, [F]   [F]   [C]   [G] free [C] fallin' [F]   [F]   [C]   [G]
Yeah I'm [C] free, [F]   [F]   [C]   [G] free [C] fallin' [F]   [F]   [C]   [G]

All the [C] vam- [F]pires [F] walkin' [C] through the [G] valley
Move [C] west [F] down  [F] Ven- [C]tura  boule- [G]vard
And all the [C] bad [F] boys are [F] stand- [C]ing in the [G] shadows
And the [C] good [F] girls are [F] home [C] with broken [G] hearts

And I'm [C] free, [F]   [F]   [C]   [G] free [C] fallin' [F]   [F]   [C]   [G]
Yeah I'm [C] free, [F]   [F]   [C]   [G] free [C] fallin' [F]   [F]   [C]   [G]

| [C↓]   [F↑]   | [F↓] [C↑]   [G↑] |
[C] Free [F] falling now I'm [F]   [C] free [G] falling
| [C↓]   [F↑]   | [F↓] [C↑]   [G↑] |
[C] Free [F] falling now I'm [F]   [C] free [G] falling

I wanna [C] glide [F] down [F] o- [C]ver Mul- [G]holland
I wanna [C] write [F] her [F] name [C] in the [G]sky
Gonna [C] free [F] fall [F] out [C] into [G] nothin'
Gonna [C] leave [F] this [F] world [C]for a- [G]while

Now I'm [C] free, [F]   [F]   [C]   [G] free
[C] fallin' [F]   [F]   [C]   [G]
Yeah I'm [C] free, [F]   [F]   [C]   [G] free
[C] fallin' [F]   [F]   [C]   [G]

Repeat and fade:
[C] Free [F] falling now I'm [F]   [C] free [G] fallin'

#Capo on 5th fret to play with original.
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True Colors
Cindy Lauper (Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly, 1986)


      Strum gently
4/4 | d - D u d - D u |
     Chords change every 2 beats


   Am        G           C      F↑
A|-10-----10-10-----10-|-10---------------|
E|----7-8-------7-8----|----7-8-----------|
C|---------------------|--------9---------|
G|---------------------|------------------|
   1  & 2 &  3  & 4 &    1  & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]        

You with the [Am↓] sad [G↓] eyes, [C↓] don't be dis- [F↓] couraged                          
Oh I [Am] realize | ... it's | hard to take [G] courage                    
In a [C] world full of [Dm] people, [Em] you can lose sight [F] of it all              
And the [Am] darkness [G] inside you make you [F] feel so [C] small              

Chorus
But I'll see your [F] true [C] colors [Gsus4] shining through [G]
I'll see your [F] true [C]colors, And [F] that's why I [G] love you
So [F] don't be a- [C] fraid to [F] let them [Am] show
Your [F] true [C] colors, [F] True [C] colors are [Gsus4↓] beautiful,
like a [Am][Riff] Rain- [G] bow  [C]   [F↑]
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]

Show me a [Am] smile [G] then, [C] don't be un- [F] happy,    
can't re- [Am] member when | I... | last saw you [G] laughing    
If [C] this world makes you [Dm] crazy and you've [Em] taken all you [F] can bear
You [Am] call me up, [G] because you [F] know I'll be [C] there    

Chorus
But I'll see your [F] true [C] colors [Gsus4] shining through [G]
I'll see your [F] true [C]colors, And [F] that's why I [G] love you
So [F] don't be a- [C] fraid to [F] let them [Am] show
Your [F] true [C] colors, [F] True [C] colors are [Gsus4↓] beautiful,
like a [Am][Riff] Rain- [G] bow  [C]   [F↑]
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]
[Am] [G] [C] [F↑]

[Am] Oooo... [G] oooh... [C] oooh... [F] oh        
[Am] Can't remember | when I | last saw you [G] laughing
[C] If this world makes [Dm] you crazy and you've [Em] taken all you [F] can bear
You [Am] call me up, [G] because you [F] know I'll be [C] there

Chorus
But I'll see your [F] true [C] colors [Gsus4] shining through | [G]
I'll see your [F] true [C] colors, And [F] that's why I [G] love you
So [F] don't be a- [C] fraid to [F] let them [Am] show
Your [F] true [C] colors, [F] True [C] colors,  
Your [F] true [C] colors are [Gsus4] shining through  [G]
I'll see your [F] true [C] colors, And [F] that's why I [G] love you
So [F] don't be a- [C] fraid to [E7] let them [Am] show
Your [F↓] true [C↓] colors, [F↓] True [C↓] colors are [Gsus4↓] beautiful,        
like a Rainbow
[Riff] [Am] [G] [C] [F↑]


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Witchcraft
Frank Sinatra (Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, 1957)


| [F] | [F] | [F] | [F] |
| [F] Those fingers | in my hair
| [Abdim7] That sly come | hither stare
| [Gm7] That strips my | [C7] conscience bare
It's | [F] witchcraft | [F] |

| [Bb] And I've got | no defense for it
| [Bbm] The heat is | too intense for it
| [Fm] What good would | [Gaug] common sense for it | [C7] do? | [C7]

'Cause it's | [F] witchcraft, | [F]
wicked | [C7] witchcraft | [C7]  
And al- | [F] though I | know it's strictly ta- | [Dm6] boo | [E7]  
| [Am] When you a- | rouse the need in me
| [Am7] My heart says | "Yes, indeed" in me
| [Gm] "Proceed with | [Gm] what you're leadin' me | [C7] to" | [C7]

| [F] It's such an | ancient pitch
| [Abdim7] But one I | wouldn't switch
| [Gm7] 'Cause there's no | [C7] nicer witch than | [F] you | [F↓]  


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Yellow Bird
Michel Mauléart Monton (19th Century Haitian Song)


      Calypso Feel
4/4 | d - R u - u - u - |
      1   2 &   &   &

Intro:
| [D]  [C#↓]   | [D] |
| [D]  [C#↓]   | [D] |
| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird, up | [A7] high in banana | [D] tree,
| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird, you | [A7] sit all alone like | [D] me,
| [G] Did your lady friend, | [D] leave the nest again?
| [A7] That is very sad, | [D] makes me feel so bad,
| [G] You can fly away, | [D] in the sky away,
| [A7] You're more lucky than | [D] me. [C#↓] | [D]      

| [D] I also had a | [G] pretty girl,
| [A7] she's not with me to- | [D] day,
| [D]  They're all the same those | [G] pretty girls,
| [A7] Take tenderness, | [A7↓] then they fly a- | [D] way. [C#↓]   | [D]

| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird... | [A7] | [D]   |
| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird... | [A7] | [D]   |

| [G] Did your lady friend, | [D] leave the nest again?
| [A7] That is very sad, | [D] makes me feel so bad,
| [G] You can fly away, | [D] in the sky away,
| [A7] You're more lucky than | [D] me. [C#↓] | [D]    

| [D] Wish that I were a | [G] yellow bird, | [A7] I'd fly away with | [D] you,
| [D] But I am not a | [G] yellow bird,
| [A7] so here I sit, | [A7↓] nothing I can | [D] do. [C#↓] | [D]

| [D] Yel- [C#↓] low | [D] bird... | [D]  [C#↓]   | [D] |
| [D] Yel- | [C#] low   | [D] bird... | [D↓]

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Hold On Forever
Rob Thomas (2015)


4/4 | D u X u D u X u | D u X ...
      1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

[C] | [C] | [C] | [C] |

[C] Another night and here we [G] are again
All our [F] faults laid out a- [G] head
[C] Let it out, then let it [G] right back in
All those [F] voices in your [G] head

Pre-Chorus
And we [1/2F] both know [1/2G] everything,
but [1/2C] we can't learn to [F] leave
So I'll [G↓] tell you what you need

Chorus
[C] First thing we make you feel better
[G] Next stop we pull it all together
[Dm] I'll keep you warm like a sweater
[F] Take my hand, hold on forever
[C] Just fall apart if you need to
[G] I'm here and I won't leave you [Dm] now-o-ow
Don't look [F1/2] do-o-own, [F↓] hold on forever

[C] | [C] | [C] | [C] |

[C] Lay down all your troubles [G] end to end
They could [F] reach up to the [G] stars
[C] So many roads, you don't know [G] where you've been
But you [F] still know who you [G] are

Pre-Chorus
And if I [1/2F] seem pre[1/2G]occupied,
I'm [1/2C] wondering what to [F] do
So here's my [G↓] recipe for you

Chorus
[C] First thing we make you feel better
[G] Next stop we pull it all together
[Dm] I'll keep you warm like a sweater
[F] Take my hand, hold on forever
[C] Just fall apart if you need to
[G] I'm here and I won't leave you [Dm] now-o-ow
Don't look [F] do-o-own, [F↓] hold on forever

[C] | [C] | [G] | [G] |
[F] | [F] | [C] | [G] |

Pre-Chorus
And we [F↓] both know [G↓] everything,
but [C↓] we can't learn to [F↓] leave [F↓]
So I'll [G↓] tell you what you need

Chorus
[C] First thing we make you feel better
[G] Next stop we pull it all together
[Dm] I'll keep you warm like a sweater
[F] Take my hand, hold on forever
[C] Just fall apart if you need to
[G] I'm here and I won't leave you [Dm] now-o-ow
Don't look [F] do-o-own, [F↓] hold on forever

Outro
[C] | [C] | [G] | [G] |
[F] | [F] ... Just | [C] take my hand, | [G] hold on forever
[C] | [C] | [G] | [G] Hold on forever
[F] | [F] ... Just | [C] take my hand, | [G↓] hold on forever [C↓]


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Victoria
The Kinks (Ray Davies, 1969)


4/4 | D u X u D u X u |
      1   2   3   4

Intro
| [G]   | [G]   | [G]   | [G]   | [G]   | [G]
| [D]   | [G]   | [C]   | [G]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]

Long a [D] go life was [G] clean
Sex was [C] bad and ob- [G] scene
And the [D] rich were so [G] mean

Stately [D] homes for the [G] Lords
Croquet [C] lawns, village [G] greens
Victori- [D] a was my [G] queen

Chorus
Vic- [G] tori- [D] a, Vic- [Em] tori- [Bm] a,
Victori- [D] a, 'tori- [G] a

I was [D] born, lucky [G] me
In a [C] land that I [G] love
Though I'm [D] poor, I am [G] free

When I [D] grow I shall [G] fight
For this [C] land I shall [G] die
Let her [D] sun never [G] set

Chorus
Vic- [G] tori- [D] a, Vic- [Em] tori- [Bm] a,
Victori- [D] a, 'tori- [G] a

Vic- [G] tori- [D] a, Vic- [Em] tori- [Bm] a,
Victori- [D] a, 'tori- [G] a  
| [G] | [G] | [G] | [G]  

BRIDGE
[Em] Land of hope and [D] gloria
[D] Land of my Vic- [C] toria
[Em] Land of hope and [D] gloria  
[D] Land of my Vic- [C] toria | [C] | [G]
[G] Victori- [D] a, tori- [G] a   | [G]   | [G]

INSTRUMENTAL
| [D]   | [G]   | [C]   | [G]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]

Chorus
Vic- [G] tori- [D] a, Vic- [Em] tori- [Bm] a,
Victori- [D] a, 'tori- [G] a
Vic[G]tori- [D] a, Vic- [Em] tori- [Bm] a,
Victori- [D] a, 'tori- [G] a

Cana- [D] da to Indi- [G] a
Australi- [C] a to Corn- [G] wall
Singa- [D] pore to Hong [G] Kong
From the [D] West to the [G] East
From the [C] rich to the [G] poor
Victori- [D] a loved them [G] all

Chorus
Vic- [G] tori- [D] a, Vic- [Em] tori- [Bm] a,
Victori- [D] a, 'tori- [G] a
Vic- [G] tori- [D] a, Vic- [Em] tori- [Bm] a,
Victori- [D] aaaaa...      [G]


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Farewell to Nova Scotia
As collected by Helen Creighton (published 1950)


      Fast
4/4 | d - D u d u d u |

| [F#m]   | [F#m]   | [F#m]   | [F#m]
The [A] sun was setting in the west
The [F#m] birds were singing on ev'ry tree [F#m]
All [A] nature [E7] seemed inclined for rest
But [F#m] still there [D] was no [F#m] rest for me [F#m]
Chorus
Fare- [A] well to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your [F#m] mountains dark and dreary be [F#m]
For when [A] I am far a- [E7] way on the briny oceans tossed
Will you [F#m] ever heave a [D] sigh and a [F#m] wish for me? [F#m]

I [A] grieve to leave my native land
I [F#m] grieve to leave my comrades all [F#m]
And my [A] aged [E7] parents whom I always held so dear
And the [F#m] bonnie, bonnie [D] lass that I [F#m] do adore [F#m]

Chorus
Fare- [A] well to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your [F#m] mountains dark and dreary be [F#m]
For when [A] I am far a- [E7] way on the briny oceans tossed
Will you [F#m] ever heave a [D] sigh and a [F#m] wish for me? [F#m]

The [A] drums do beat, and the wars do alarm
The [F#m] captain calls, we must obey [F#m]
So fare- [A] well, fare- [E7] well to Nova Scotia's charms
For it's [F#m] early in the [D] morning, I am [F#m] far, far away [F#m]

Chorus
Fare- [A] well to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your [F#m] mountains dark and dreary be [F#m]
For when [A] I am far a- [E7] way on the briny oceans tossed
Will you [F#m] ever heave a [D] sigh and a [F#m] wish for me? [F#m]

I [A] have three brothers and they are at rest
Their [F#m] arms are folded on their breast [F#m]
But a [A] poor simple [E7] sailor, just like me
Must be [F#m] tossed and [D] driven on the [F#m] dark, blue sea [F#m]

Chorus
Fare- [A] well to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast
Let your [F#m] mountains dark and dreary be [F#m]
For when [A] I am far a- [E7] way on the briny oceans tossed
Will you [F#m] ever heave a [D] sigh and a [F#m] wish for me? [F#m]
Slower
Will you [F#m↓] ever heave a [D↓] sigh and a [F#m↓] wish for me?


#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 10/03/17 JD
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