Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, May 9th 2018 - 7pm (Doors 6:00)
Dancing With Myself Billy Idol (with Tony James, 1979)
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley (Lieber & Stoller, 1957)
Log Drivers Waltz Wade Hemsworth (1955)
Mr Bojangles Jerry Jeff Walker (1968)
Mary Janes Last Dance Tom Petty (1993)
Sway Michael Bublé (Luis Demetrio & Norman Gimbel, 1953)
Safety Dance Men Without Hats (Ivan Doroschuk, 1983)
Crocodile Rock Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1972)
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen (1984)
Moondance Van Morrison (1970)
***Extras*** (Themed Songs for 2nd set)
Dance Me To The End Of Love Leonard Cohen (1984)
Twistin' The Night Away Sam Cooke (1962)
Tennessee Waltz Patti Page (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King, 1946)
Changing Partners Patti Page (Larry Coleman & Joe Darion, 1953)



Dancing With Myself
Billy Idol (with Tony James, 1979)


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

Intro  Play 4x

   C
A|-3-3-3-3-2---3-5--3---3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-|
G|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-|
   d u d u d   d u  u   u d u d u


[C] On the floor of Tokyo
Or [F] down in London town to go, go
With the [G] record selection and the mirror's reflection
I'm [F] dancin' with myself

When there's [C] no one else in sight
In the [F] crowded lonely night
Well, I [G] wait so long for my love vibration
And I'm [F] dancin' with myself

Chorus
Oh, oh, [C] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, [F] dancin' with myself
Well there's [G] nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove
I'll be [F] dancin' with myself


   C
A|-3-3-3-3-2---3-5--3---3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-|
C|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-|
G|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-|
   d u d u d   d u  u   u d u d u


If I [C] looked all over the world
And there's [F] every type of girl
But your [G] empty eyes seem to pass me by
Leave me [F] dancin' with myself

So let's [C] sink another drink
'Cause it'll [F] give me time to think
If I [G] had the chance I'd ask the world to dance
And I'll be [F] dancin' with myself

Chorus
Oh, oh, [C] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, [F] dancin' with myself
Well there's [G] nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove
I'll be [F] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, oh, [C] oh. Oh, oh, oh, [F] oh.
Oh, oh, oh, [G] oh. Oh, oh, oh, [G] oh!

If I [C] looked all over the world
And there's [F] every type of girl
But your [G] empty eyes seem to pass me by
Leave me [F] dancin' with myself

So let's [C] sink another drink
'Cause it'll [F] give me time to think
If I [G↓] had the chance I'd ask the world to dance
And I'll be [F] dancin' with myself

Chorus
Oh, oh, [C] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, [F] dancin' with myself
If I [G] had the chance I'd ask the world to dance
If I [G] had the chance I'd ask the world to dance
If I [G] had the chance I'd ask the world to dance...

Chorus
Oh, oh, oh, [C] oh. Oh, oh, oh, [F] oh.
Oh, oh, oh, [C] oh. Oh, oh, oh, [F]oh!
Oh, oh, oh, [C] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, oh, [F] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, oh, [C] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, oh, [F] dancin' with myself
Oh, oh, oh, [C↓] oh


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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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Log Driver's Waltz
Wade Hemsworth (1955)


      Quick
3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3

Intro
[C]  [G7]  [C]  [C]

Verse 1:
If you should [C] ask any girl from the [F] parish a- [Dm] round
What [G7] pleases her most from her head to her [C] toes
She'll [C] say] business of yours
But I [G7] do like to waltz with a [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely

Verse 2:
When the [C] drive's nearly over, I [F] like to go [Dm] down
To [G7] see all the lads while they work on the [C] river
I [C] know that come evening they'll [F] be in the town
And we [G7] all want to waltz with a [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely

Verse 3:
To [C] please both my parents, I've [F] had to give [Dm] way
And [G7] dance with the doctors and merchants and [C] lawyers
Their [C] manners are fine, but their [F] feet are of [Dm] clay
For there's [G7] none with the style of a [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F]down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely

Verse 4:
[C] I've had my chances with [F] all sorts of [Dm] men
But [G7] none is so fine as my lad on the [C] river
So [C] when the drive's over, if he [F] asks me again
I [G7] think I will marry my [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely


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Mr. Bojangles
Jerry Jeff Walker (1968)
:G7sus4:

3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3

Intro
| [C]   | [Cmaj7]   | [Am7]   | [Cmaj7]   |
| [C]   | [Cmaj7]   | [Am7]   | [Cmaj7]

I | [C] knew a man Bo- | [Cmaj7] jangles and he'd | [Am7] dance for you | [Cmaj7]... |
| [F]... In | [F] worn out | [G7] shoes | [G7]...
With | [C] silver hair, a | [Cmaj7] ragged shirt and | [Am7] baggy pants | [Cmaj7]... |
| [F]... The | [F] old soft | [G7] shoe | [G7]... |
| [F]... He | [F] jumped so | [C] high, | [E7] jumped so | [Am] high | [Am7].... |
| [D7] Then he | [D7] lightly touched | [G7] down | [G7sus4] | [G7] | [G7] |

Chorus
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]   |   
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]   |
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]   |
| [C] dance | [Cmaj7]   | [Am7]   | [Cmaj7]

I | [C] met him in a | [Cmaj7] cell in New Or- | [Am7] leans I was | [Cmaj7]... |
| [F]... | [F] Down and | [G7] out | [G7]...
He | [C] looked to me to | [Cmaj7] be, the | [Am7] eyes of age | [Cmaj7] |
| [F]... As he | [F] spoke right | [G7] out | [G7] |
| [F]... He | [F] talked of | [C] life, | [E7] talked of | [Am] life | [Am7] |
| [D7]... He | [D7] laughed, slapped his leg and | [G7] stepped | [G7sus4] | [G7] | [G7]

He | [C] said his name "Bo- | [Cmaj7] jangles" and he | [Am7] danced a lick | [Cmaj7] |
| [F]... A- | [F] cross the | [G7] cell | [G7]
He | [C] grabbed his pants and | [Cmaj7] spread his stance
Oh he | [Am7] jumped so high | [Cmaj7] |
| [F]... He | [F] clicked his | [G7] heels | [G7] |
| [F]... He | [F] let go a | [C] laugh, | [E7] let go a | [Am] laugh | [Am7] |
| [D7] And shook | [D7] back his clothes all a- | [G7] round | [G7sus4] | [G7] | [G7] |

Chorus
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]   |   
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]   |
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]   |
| [C] dance | [Cmaj7]   | [Am7]   | [Cmaj7]

Instrumental
| [C] | [Cmaj7] | [Am7] | [Cmaj7] |
| [F] | [F]     | [G7]   | [G7]     |   
| [C] | [Cmaj7] | [Am7] | [Cmaj7] |
| [F] | [F]     | [G7]   | [G7]     |
| [F] | [F]   | [C]   | [E7]     | [Am] | [Am7] |
| [D7] | [D7] | [G7] | [G7sus4] | [G7] | [G7]   |

He | [C] danced for those at | [Cmaj7] minstrel shows and | [Am7] county fairs | [Cmaj7] |
| [F] Through- | [F] out the | [G7] south | [G7]
He | [C] spoke through tears of | [Cmaj7] fifteen years how his | [Am7] dog and him | [Cmaj7] |
| [F]... | [F] Traveled a- | [G7] bout | [G7]   |
| [F]... The | [F] dog up and | [C] died, | [E7] he up and | [Am] died | [Am7] |
| [D7] And after twenty | [D7] years he still | [G7] grieves | [G7sus4] | [G7] | [G7]

He | [C] said “I dance now at | [Cmaj7] every chance in | [Am7] honky tonks | [Cmaj7] |
| [F]... For | [F] drinks and | [G7] tips | [G7]
But | [C] most the time I | [Cmaj7] spend behind these | [Am7] county bars | [Cmaj7] |
| [F]... 'Cuz I | [F] drinks a | [G7] bit” | [G7] |
| [F]... He | [F] shook his | [C] head, and | [E7] as he shook his | [Am] head | [Am7] |
| [D7] I heard | [D7] someone ask | [G7] please | [G7sus4] | [G7] | [G7] |

Chorus
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]     |   
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]     |
| [Am]   | [Am] Mr. Bo- | [G] jangles | [G]     |
| [C] dance | [Cmaj7]   | [Am7]   | [Cmaj7] | [C↓]
  


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Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty (1993)


ex.  Am                G
4/4 | D - - - D - D u | D u D - D - - - |
      1   2   3   4 &   1 & 2   3   4

Intro
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  

[Am] She grew up in a [G] Indiana town
Had a good [D] lookin' momma who [Am] never was around
But she [Am] grew up tall, and she [G] grew up right
With them [D] Indiana boys on an [Am] Indiana night

Instrumental (Harmonica)
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  

Well she [Am] moved down here at the [G] age of eighteen
she [D] blew the boys away, it was [Am] more then they'd seen
[Am] I was introduced and we [G] both started groovin'
She [D] said “I dig ya baby but I [Am] got to keep movin'”
[Am] ...   [G] on... [D] keep movin' on  [Am] ...
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  

Chorus
[Em] Last dance with Maryjane
[Em] One more time to kill the pai- ai- [A] ain
[Em] I feel summer creepin' in and I'm
[Em] tired of this town agai- ai- [A] ain   [G↓]      

Instrumental (Harmonica)
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  

Well [Am] I don't know but [G] I've been told
you [D] never slow down and you [Am] never grow old
[Am] I'm tired of screwing up, I'm [G] tired of being down
I'm [D] tired of myself, I'm [Am] tired of this town
[Am] Oh my my, [G] oh hell yes
[D] Honey put on that [Am] party dress
[Am] Buy me a drink, [G] sing me a song
[D] take me as I come 'cause I [Am] can't stay long

Chorus
[Em] Last dance with Maryjane
[Em] One more time to kill the pai- ai- [A] ain
[Em] I feel summer creepin' in and I'm
[Em] tired of this town agai- ai- [A] ain  [G↓]      

Instrumental
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  

[Am] There's pidgeons down in [G] Market Square
[D] She's standing in her [Am] underwear
[Am] Lookin' down from a [G] hotel room
[D] Nightfall will be [Am] coming soon
[Am] Oh my my, [G] oh hell yes
You've [D] got to put on that [Am] party dress
It was [Am] too cold to cry when I [G] woke up alone
I [D] hit the last number, I [Am] walked to the road

Chorus
[Em] Last dance with Maryjane
[Em] One more time to kill the pai- ai- [A] ain
[Em] I feel summer creepin' in and I'm
[Em] tired of this town agai- ai- [A] ain   [G↓]      

Instrumental (Harmonica)
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  
[Am]  [G]  [D]  [Am]  [Am↓]


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Sway
Michael Bublé (Luis Demetrio & Norman Gimbel, 1953)


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

| [Am] | [Am↓] |
[X] When marimba rhythms [Dm] start to play
[Dm] Dance with me, [Am] make me sway
[Am] Like a lazy ocean [E7] hugs the shore
[E7] Hold me close, [Am] sway me more [Am↓]

[X] Like a flower bending [Dm] in the breeze
[Dm] Bend with me, [Am] sway with ease
[Am] When we dance you have a [E7] way with me
[E7] Stay with me, [Am] sway with me [Am↓]

Bridge
[X] Other dancers may [G] be on the floor
[G7] Dear, but my eyes will [C] see only you
[C] Only you have the [E7] magic technique
[E7] When we sway I go [Am] weak [E7↓]

[X] I can hear the sound of [Dm] violins
[Dm] Long before [Am] it begins
[Am] Make me thrill as only [E7] you know how
[E7] Sway me smooth, [Am] sway me now [Am↓]

Instrumental Bridge
| [X]   | [G]   |
| [G7] | [C]   |
| [C]   | [E7] |
| [E7] | [Am] | [E7↓]

[X] I can hear the sound of [Dm] violins
[Dm] Long before [Am] it begins
[Am] Make me thrill as only [E7] you know how
[E7] Sway me smooth, [Am] sway me now [Am↓]  CHA CHA CHA!


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The Safety Dance
Men Without Hats (Ivan Doroschuk, 1983)


Intro Riff:
A|-3---3---3---3-3-|-3-3-----3---3-3-|
E|-3---3---3---1-0-|-1-3-----3---1-0-|
C|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0-0-----0---0-0-|
G|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0-0-----0---0-0-|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
  
      Basic Strum - 2 bar rhythm
4/4 | D - D - D - D U | D U - U D - D U |
      1   2   3   4 &   1 &   & 3   4 &


Intro Riff 4x
[C] We can dance if we want to
We can [Bb] leave your friends be- [F] hind
'Cause your [F] friends don't dance and [Bb] if they don't dance
Well they're [C] no friends of [G] mine
I say [C] we can go where we want to
A place where [Bb] they will never [F] find
And we can [F] act like we come from [Bb] out of this world
Leave the [C] real one far be- [G] hind
And we can [F] dance and [Bb] sing [Eb]  [Ab]
And we can [F] dance and [Bb] sing [Eb]  [Ab]

[C] We can go when we want to
The night is [Bb] young and so am [F] I
And we can [F] dress real neat from our [Bb] hats to our feet
And sur- [C] prise 'em with the victory [G] cry
Say, [C] we can act if we want to
If we [Bb] don't nobody [F] will
And you can [F] act real rude and [Bb] totally removed
And I can [C] act like an imbe- [G] cile

Chorus
I say, [F] we can dance, [Bb] we can dance
[Eb] Everything's out of con- [Ab] trol
[F] We can dance, [Bb] we can dance
We're [Eb] doing it from pole to [Ab] pole
[F] We can dance, [Bb] we can dance
[Eb] Everybody look at your [Ab] hands
[F] We can dance, [Bb] we can dance
[Eb] Everybody takin' the [Ab] cha- [Bb] -a-a- [C] ance
[G] It's safe to [D] dance [A]
Oh well it's safe to [C] dance [G]
Yes it's safe to [D] dance [A]

Intro Riff 4x

A|-3---3---3---3-3-|-3-3-----3---3-3-|
E|-3---3---3---1-0-|-1-3-----3---1-0-|
C|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0-0-----0---0-0-|
G|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0-0-----0---0-0-|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


[C] We can dance if we want to
We've got [Bb] all your life and [F] mine
As [F] long as we abuse it, [Bb] never gonna lose it
[C] Everything'll work out [G] right
I say, [C] we can dance if we want to
We can [Bb] leave your friends be- [F] hind
'Cause your [F] friends don't dance and [Bb] if they don't dance
Well they're [C] no friends of [G] mine

Chorus
I say, [F] we can dance [Bb] we can dance
[Eb] Everything is out of con- [Ab] trol
[F] We can dance [Bb] we can dance
We're [Eb] doing it from pole to [Ab] pole
[F] We can dance [Bb] we can dance
[Eb] Everybody look at your [Ab] hands
[F] We can dance [Bb] we can dance
[Eb] Everybody's takin' the [Ab] cha- [Bb] -a-a- [C] ance
[G] Well it's safe to [D] dance [A]
Yes it's safe to [C] dance [G]
Well it's safe to [D] dance [A]

Well it's safe to [C] dance [G] it's safe to [D] dance [A]
Yes it's safe to [C] dance [G] well it's safe to [D] dance [A]
It's a Safety [C] Dance, well it's a Safety Dance
Well it's a Safety [C] Dance, oh it's a Safety Dance
Well it's a Safety [C↓]  Dance


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Crocodile Rock
Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1972)


      Intro 2 bar rhythm
4/4 | D u D -  D u -  u | D u D U -  u d u |
      1   2    3 &   &    1 & 2 &   & 4 &
      General rhythm
4/4 | D u - u D u - u | D u - u D u - u |

|   [G]   |   [G]   |   [Em]   |   [Em]
|   [C]   |   [C]   |   [D7]   |   [D7]
I re- [G] member when rock was [G] young
Me and [Bm] Susie had so much [Bm] fun
Holdin' [C] hands and skimmin' [C] stones
Had an [D7] old gold Chevy and a [D7] place of my own
But the [G] biggest kick I ever [G] got
Was doin' a [Bm] thing called the Crocodile [Bm] Rock
While the [C] other kids were rockin' 'round the [C] clock
We were [D7] hoppin' and boppin' to the [D7] Crocodile Rock, well

Chorus
[Em] Crocodile Rockin' is [Em] something shockin'
When your [A7] feet just can't keep [A7] still
[D7] I never knew me a [D7] better time and I [G] guess I never [G] will
[E7] Oh, lawdy mamma, those [E7] Friday nights
When [A7] Susie wore her [A7] dresses tight and
[D7] Crocodile Rockin' was [D7] ou- ou- out of [C] si- i- [C] - i- ight
[G] Laaaa [G] la la la la [Em] laaaa [Em] la la la la la
[C] Laaaa [C] la la la la la [D7] laaaa [D7]

But the [G] years went by, and the [G] rock just died
[Bm] Susie went and left us for some [Bm] foreign guy
[C] Long nights cryin' by the [C] record machine
[D7] Dreamin' of my Chevy and my [D7] old blue jeans
But they'll [G] never kill the thrills we've [G] got
Burnin' [Bm] up to the Crocodile [Bm] Rock
Learnin' [C] fast till the weeks went [C] past
We really [D7] thought the Crocodile [D7] Rock would last, well

Chorus
[Em] Crocodile Rockin' is [Em] something shockin'
When your [A7] feet just can't keep [A7] still
[D7] I never knew me a [D7] better time and I [G] guess I never [G] will
[E7] Oh, lawdy mamma, those [E7] Friday nights
When [A7] Susie wore her [A7] dresses tight and
[D7] Crocodile Rockin' was [D7] ou- ou- out of [C] si- i- [C] - i- ight
[G] Laaaa [G] la la la la [Em] laaaa [Em] la la la la la
[C] Laaaa [C] la la la la la [D7] laaaa [D7]

I re- [G] member when rock was [G] young
Me and [Bm] Susie had so much [Bm] fun
Holdin' [C] hands and skimmin' [C] stones
Had an [D7] old gold Chevy and a [D7] place of my own
But the [G] biggest kick I ever [G] got
Was doin' a [Bm] thing called the Crocodile [Bm] Rock
While the [C] other kids were rockin' 'round the [C] clock
We were [D7] hoppin' and boppin' to the [D7] Crocodile Rock, well

Chorus
[Em] Crocodile Rockin' is [Em] something shockin'
When your [A7] feet just can't keep [A7] still
[D7] I never knew me a [D7] better time and I [G] guess I never [G] will
[E7] Oh, lawdy mamma, those [E7] Friday nights
When [A7] Susie wore her [A7] dresses tight and
[D7] Crocodile Rockin' was [D7] ou- ou- out of [C] si- i- [C] - i- ight
[G] Laaaa [G] la la la la [Em] laaaa [Em] la la la la la
[C] Laaaa [C] la la la la la [D7] laaaa [D7]

[G] Laaaa [G] la la la la [Em] laaaa [Em] la la la la la
[C] Laaaa [C] la la la la la [D7] laaaa [D7]
[G] Laaaa [G] la la la la [Em] laaaa [Em] la la la la la
[C] Laaaa [C] la la la la la [D7] laaaa [G↓]

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Dancing In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen (1984)


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


Intro Riff:
    G        Em       G        Em         G
A||:--------|--------|--------|--------:||--
E||:--------|--------|--------|--------:||--
C||:--------|--------|--------|--------:||--
G||:0--00000|24------|0--00000|2--42--0:||0-

Intro (Play Riff):
| [G]   | [Em]   | [G]   | [Em]   |
| [G]   | [Em]   | [G]   | [Em]   |
[G] I get up in the [Em] evenin'
[G] And I [Em] ain't got nothin' to [G] say
I come home in the [Em] mornin'
[G] I go to bed, [Em] feelin' the same [C] way
I ain't nothin' but [Am] tired
[C] Man I'm just [Am] tired and bored with my- [G] self
Hey there [Em] baby, [G] I could [Em] use just a little [D] help

You can't start a [D] fire
[D] You can't start a fire without a [C] spark
This gun's for [Am] hire
[C] Even if we're just [Am] dancin' in the
Play Riff
| [G] dark [Em] | [G] | [Em] |

[G] Messages keep gettin' [Em] clearer
[G] Radio's on and I'm [Em] movin' 'round the [G] place
I check my look in the [Em] mirror
[G] I wanna change my [Em] clothes, my hair, my [C] face
Man I ain't gettin' [Am] nowhere
[C] I'm just [Am] livin' in a dump like [G] this
There's somethin' happenin' [Em] somewhere
[G] Baby [Em] I just know that there [D] is

You can't start a [D] fire
[D] You can't start a fire without a [C] spark
This gun's for [Am] hire
[C] Even if we're just [Am] dancin' in the
Play Riff
| [G] dark | [Em] | [G] | [Em] |
| [G]       | [Em] | [G] | [Em] |

BRIDGE:
[Em] You sit around getting [G] older
[C] There's a joke here some- [D] where and it's on [Em] me
I'll shake the world off my [G] shoulders
[C] Come on baby the [D] laugh's on me

[G] Stay on the streets of [Em] this town
[G] And they'll be [Em] carvin' you up al- [G] right
They say you gotta stay [Em] hungry
[G] Hey baby I'm [Em] just about starvin' to- [C] night
I'm dyin' for some [Am] action
[C] I'm sick of sittin' around [Am] here tryin' to write this [G] book
I need a love re- [Em] action
[G] Come on, [Em] baby gimme just one [D] look

You can't start a [D] fire
[D] Sittin' round, cryin' over a broken [C] heart
This gun's for [Am] hire
[C] Even if we're just [Am] dancin' in the [D] dark

You can't start a [D] fire
[D] Worryin' about your little world fallin' a- [C] part
This gun's for [Am] hire
[C] Even if we're just [Am] dancin' in the [G] dark [Em]
[G] Even if we're just [Em] dancin' in the [G] dark [Em]
[G] Even if we're just [Em] dancin' in the [G↓] dark


#Capo on 4th fret to try with original. It's much more singable for the guys in this key (G).
#Last Updated 01/31/18 JJ
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Moondance
Van Morrison (1970)


      Am7   Bm7         C     Bm7
4/4 | D - X U - u d - | D - X U - u d - |
      1   2 &   & 4     1   2 &   & 4

Intro
| [Am7] [Bm7]   | [C] [Bm7]   | [Am7]  [Bm7]   | [C]  [Bm7]
Well it's a | [Am7] marvelous [Bm7] night for a | [C] moondance [Bm7]
With the | [Am7] stars up [Bm7] above in your | [C] eyes [Bm7]
A fan- | [Am7] tabulous [Bm7] night to make | [C] romance [Bm7]
'Neath the | [Am7] cover of [Bm7] October | [C] skies [Bm7]
And all the | [Am7] leaves on the [Bm7] trees are | [C] falling [Bm7]
To the | [Am7] sound of the [Bm7] breezes that | [C] blow [Bm7]
You know I'm | [Am7] trying to [Bm7] please to the | [C] calling [Bm7]
Of your | [Am7] heart strings that [Bm7] play soft and | [C] low [Bm7]

You know the | [Dm7] night's | [Am] magic
Seems to | [Dm7] whisper and | [Am] hush
You know the | [Dm7] soft | [Am] moonlight
Seems to shine | [Dm7↓↓↓] in your blush | [E7↓↓↓]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] have one | [Am] more moon- [Dm] dance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Dm]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] make some | [Am] more ro- [Dm] mance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [E7↓]

Well I | [Am7] wanna make [Bm7] love to you | [C] tonight [Bm7]
I can't | [Am7] wait till the [Bm7] moment has | [C] come [Bm7]
And I | [Am7] know now the [Bm7] time is | [C] just right [Bm7]
And straight | [Am7] into my [Bm7] arms you will | [C] run [Bm7]
When you | [Am7] come my [Bm7] heart will be | [C] waiting [Bm7]
To make | [Am7] sure that you're [Bm7] never | [C] alone [Bm7]
There and | [Am7] then all my [Bm7] dreams will come | [C] true dear [Bm7]
There and | [Am7] then I will [Bm7] make you my | [C] own [Bm7]

And every | [Dm7] time I | [Am] touch you
You just | [Dm7] tremble in- | [Am] side
Then I know | [Dm7] how | [Am] much you
Want me that | [Dm7↓↓↓] you can't hide [E7↓↓↓]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] have one | [Am] more moon- [Dm] dance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Dm]
Can [Am] I just [Dm] make some [Am] more ro- [Dm] mance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [E7↓]

Instrumental
| [Am7] [Bm7]   | [C] [Bm7]   | [Am7]  [Bm7]   | [C]  [Bm7] |
| [Am7] [Bm7]   | [C] [Bm7]   | [Am7]  [Bm7]   | [C]  [Bm7]

You know the | [Dm7] night's | [Am] magic
Seems to | [Dm7] whisper and | [Am] hush
You know the | [Dm7] soft | [Am] moonlight
Seems to shine | [Dm7↓↓↓] in your blush | [E7↓↓↓]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] have one | [Am] more moon- [Dm] dance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Dm]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] make some | [Am] more ro- [Dm] mance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Am↓]


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#Last Updated 5/04/18 JJ
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Dance Me To The End Of Love
Leonard Cohen (1984)


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


Use tremolo ...
[Am] La la la la la la [Em] la la la la la la [B7] la la la la [Em] la
[Am] La la la la la la [Em] la la la la la la [B7] la la la la [Em] la

[Am] Dance me to your beauty with a [Em] burning violin
[Am] Dance me through the panic 'til I'm [Em] gathered safely in
[Am] Lift me like an olive branch and [Em] be my homeward dove
[B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love [B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love

Oh [Am] let me see your beauty when the [Em] witnesses are gone
[Am] Let me feel you moving like they [Em] do in Babylon
[Am] Show me slowly what I only [Em] know the limits of
[B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love [B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love

[Am] Dance me to the wedding now [Em] dance me on and on
[Am] Dance me very tenderly and [Em] dance me very long
We're [Am] both of us beneath our love [Em] both of us above
[B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love [B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love

[Am] Dance me to the children who are [Em] asking to be born
[Am] Dance me through the curtains that our [Em] kisses have outworn
[Am] Raise a tent of shelter now though [Em] every thread is torn
[B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love [B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love

[Am] La la la la la la [Em] la la la la la la [B7] la la la la [Em] la
[Am] La la la la la la [Em] la la la la la la [B7] la la la la [Em] la

[Am] Dance me to your beauty with a [Em] burning violin
[Am] Dance me through the panic 'til I'm [Em] gathered safely in
[Am] Touch me with your naked hand or [Em] touch me with your glove
[B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love [B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love
[B7] Dance me to the end of [Em] love

[Am] La la la la la la [Em] la la la la la la [B7] la la la la [Em] la
[Am] La la la la la la [Em] la la la la la la [B7] la la la la [Em] la


#Play with original in this key.
#Last Updated 5/05/18 JJ
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Twistin' The Night Away in G
Sam Cooke


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

| [G] Let me tell you | 'bout a place
| [Em] Somewhere up-a | New York way
| [C] Where the people | are so gay
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | way
| [G] Here they have a | lot of fun
| [Em] Puttin' trouble | on the run
| [C] Man, you find the | old and young
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G] way

Chorus
| [G] Twistin', | twistin'
| [G] Everybody's feelin' | great
They're | [C] twistin', | twistin'
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G] way

| [G] Here's a man in | evening clothes
| [Em] How he got here, | I don't know, but
| [C] Man, you oughta | see him go
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | way
| [G] He's dancin' with a | chick in slacks
| [Em] She's movin' | up and back
| [C] Oh, man, there ain't | nothin' like
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G] way

Chorus
| [G] Twistin', | twistin'
| [G] Everybody's feelin' | great
They're | [C] twistin', | twistin'
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G] way

(Lean | [G] up) |   [G]
(Lean | [Em] back) | [Em]
(Lean | [C] up) | [C]
(Lean | [D7] back) | [D7]
(Wa | [G] tusi) | [G]
(Now | [Em] fly) | [Em]
(Now | [C] twist) | [C]
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G] way

| [G] Here's a fella | in blue jeans
| [Em] Dancin' with an | older queen
| [C] Who's dolled up in her | diamond rings and
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | way
| [G] Man, you oughta | see her go
| [Em] Twistin' to the | rock and roll
| [C] Here you find the | young and old
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G] way

Chorus
| [G] Twistin', | twistin'
| [G] Everybody's feelin' | great
They're | [C] twistin', | twistin'
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G] way

(Lean | [G] up) |   [G]
(Lean | [Em] back) | [Em]
(Lean | [C] up) | [C]
(Lean | [D7] back) | [D7]
(Wa | [G] tusi) | [G]
(Now | [Em] fly) | [Em]
(Now | [C] twist) | [C]
| [D7] Twistin' the night a- | [G↓] way

#Original key is A. This chart is in G.
#Last Updated 02/07/18 JJ
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The Tennessee Waltz
Patti Page (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King, 1946)


     Slow Waltz
3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3

| [G] | [D7] | [G] | [G]
I was [G] dancing with my | darlin' to the [G7] Tennessee [C] Waltz
When an [G] old friend I | happened to [D7] see [D7]
I intro- [G] duced him to my | darlin' and [G7] while they were [C] dancing
My [G] friend stole my [D7] sweetheart from [G] me [G]

Chorus
I re- [G] member the [B7] night and the [C] Tennessee [G] Waltz
'Cause I [G] know just how | much I have [D7] lost [D7]
Yes I [G] lost my little | darlin' the [G7] night they were [C] playing
The [G] beautiful [D7] Tennessee [G] Waltz [G]

Instrumental
| [G] | [G] | [G7] | [C]
| [G] | [G] | [D7] | [D7]
| [G] | [G] | [G7] | [C]
| [G] | [D7] | [G] | [G]

I re- [G] member the [B7] night and the [C] Tennessee [G] Waltz
'Cause I [G] know just how | much I have [D7] lost [D7]
Yes I [G] lost my little | darlin' the [G7] night they were [C] playing
The [G] beautiful [D7] Tennessee [G] Waltz [G]

She comes [G] dancing through the | darkness to the [G7] Tennessee [C] Waltz
And I [G] feel like I'm | falling a- [D7] part [D7]
And it's [G] stronger than | drink, and it's [G7] deeper than [C] sorrow
This [G] darkness she's [D7] left in my [G] heart [G]

I re- [G] member the [B7] night and the [C] Tennessee [G] Waltz
'Cause I [G] know just how | much I have [D7] lost [D7]
Yes I [G] lost my little | darlin' the [G7] night they were [C] playing
The [G] beautiful [D7] Tennessee [G] Waltz [C]
The [G] beautiful [D7] Tennessee [G] Waltz [G↓]


#Patti Page's version is in Key of F.
#Last Updated 10/27/17 JJ
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Changing Partners
Patti Page (Larry Coleman & Joe Darion, 1953)

Key of: G

3/4  | d - D - D - |

Intro
| [C]   | [G]   |   [D7]   | [G]
We were [G] waltzing together
to a [G7] dreamy melo- [C] dy
When they [Am] called out change [D7] partners
And you | [G] waltzed a- [D7] way from | [G] me
Now my [G] arms feel so empty
as I [G7] gaze around the [C] floor
And I'll [C] keep on changing [G] partners
'Til I [D7] hold you once [G] more

Though we [G] danced for one moment
And too [G7] soon we had to [C] part
In that [Am] wonderful [D7] moment
Something | [G] happened [D7] to my | [G] heart
So I'll [G] keep changing partners
'Til [G7] you're in my arms and [C] then
Oh my [C] darling I will [G] never
change [D7] partners a- [G] gain

Instrumental
| [C]   | [C] | [C7]     | [F]     |
| [Dm]   | [G] | [C] [G] | [C]     |
| [C]   | [C] | [C7]     | [F]     |
| [F]   | [C] | [G]     | [C][G↓]

Though we [G] danced for one moment
And too [G7] soon we had to [C] part
In that [Am] wonderful [D7] moment
Something | [G] happened [D7] to my | [G] heart
So I'll [G] keep changing partners
'Til you're [G7] in my arms and [C] then
Oh my [C] darling I will [G] never
change [D7] partners a- [G] gain

Outro
[C] [G] [D7] [G↓]


#Last Updated 7/21/17 JJ
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