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Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Drunken Sailor Traditional Sea Shanty
Mack The Knife Bobby Darin (Weill & Brecht, 1928)
Sixteen Tons Tennesse Ernie Ford (Merle Travis, 1946)
The Gambler Kenny Rogers (Don Schlitz, 1978)
9 To 5 Dolly Parton (Dolly Parton, 1980)
The Boxer Simon and Garfunkel (1968)
I Shot The Sheriff Bob Marley (1973)
Secret Agent Man Johnny Rivers (Sloan / Barri, 1966)
Piano Man Billy Joel (1973)
***Extras*** (Themed Songs for 2nd set)
Bankrobber The Clash (Joe Strummer & Mick Jones, 1980)
Rocket Man Elton John (with Bernie Taupin, 1972)
If I Were A Carpenter Tim Hardin (1967)
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1966)



Paperback Writer
The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)


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

Acapella - Followed by Riff x2 over chords
Pa - per - back  wri - ter... (writer...)  (writer...)
| [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]  

Dear | [G7] Sir or Madam will you | read my book?
It took me | [G7] years to write will you | take a look?
It's | [G7] based on a novel by a | man named Lear
and I | [G7] need a job so I | want to be a paperback | [C] writer | [C]  
paperback | [G7↓] writ- [G7↓] er. | [NC]

It's the | [G7] dirty story of a | dirty man
and his | [G7] clinging wife doesn't | understand.
His | [G7] son is working for the | daily Mail
It's a | [G7] steady job but he | wants to be a paperback | [C] writer | [C]  
paperback | [G7↓] writ- [G7↓] er. | [NC]

Acapella - Followed by Riff x2 over chords
Pa - per - back  wri - ter... (writer...)  (writer...)
| [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]  

It's a | [G7] thousand pages give or | take a few,
I'll be | [G7] writing more in a | week or two.
I can | [G7] make it longer if you | like the style,
I can | [G7] change it round and I | want to be a paperback | [C] writer   | [C]  
paperback | [G7↓] writ- [G7↓] er. | [NC]

If you | [G7] really like it you can | have the rights,
it could | [G7] make a million for you | overnight.
If you | [G7] must return it you can | send it here,
But I | [G7] need a break and I | want to be a paperback | [C] writer   | [C]  
paperback | [G7↓] writ- [G7↓] er. | [NC]

Acapella - Followed by Riff x2 over chords
Pa - per - back  wri - ter... (writer...)  (writer...)
| [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]  


#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 06/01/18 JJ
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Drunken Sailor
Traditional Sea Shanty


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

Intro
| [Am] | [Am] | [G] | [G] |

| [Am] What'll we do with a | drunken sailor |
| [G] What'll we do with a | drunken sailor |
| [Am] What'll we do with a | drunken sailor |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning? |

Chorus
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |
| [Am] | [Am] |   

| [Am] Sling him in the long boat | till he's sober |
| [G] Sling him in the long boat | till he's sober |
| [Am] Sling him in the long boat | till he's sober |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |

Chorus
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |
| [Am] | [Am] |   

| [Am] Shave his belly with a | rusty razor |
| [G] Shave his belly with a | rusty razor |
| [Am] Shave his belly with a | rusty razor |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |

Chorus
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |
| [Am] | [Am] |   

| [Am] Send him up the crow's nest | till he falls down |
| [G] Send him up the crow's nest | till he falls down |
| [Am] Send him up the crow's nest | till he falls down |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |

Chorus
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |
| [Am] | [Am] |   

| [Am] That's what we'll do with the | drunken sailor |
| [G] That's what we'll do with the | drunken sailor |
| [Am] That's what we'll do with the | drunken sailor |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |

Chorus
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am] morning |
| [Am] | [Am] |   

Chorus
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [Am] Way hay and | up she rises |
| [G] Earl-aye in the | [Am↓] mor- [Am↓] ning |


#Capo on 2nd fret to play with Irish Rovers. This chart is simplified.
#Last Updated 9/28/18 JJ
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Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin (Weill & Brecht, 1928)


Oh, the [C6] shark, babe,
has such [Dm] teeth, dear
And it [G7] shows them
pearly [C6] white
Just a [Am] jackknife
has old Mack [Dm] Heath, babe
And he [G7] keeps it, ah,
out of [C6] sight

Ya know when that [C6] shark bites
with his [Dm] teeth, babe
Scarlet [G7] billows
start to [C6] spread
Fancy [Am] gloves, oh,
wears old Mack [Dm] Heath, babe
So there's [G7] never, never
a trace of [C6] red

Now on the [C6] sidewalk huh-huh,
oooh Sunday [Dm] morning uh huh
Lies a [G7] body
just oozin' [C6] life
And  someone's [Am] sneakin'
'round the [Dm] corner
Could that [G7] someone
be Mack the [C6] Knife?

There's a [C6] tugboat huh-huh-huh
down by the [Dm] river don't you know
With a [G7] cement bag
just'a drooping on [C6] down
Oh, that [Am] cement is just,
it's there for the [Dm] weight, dear
Five'll [G7] get you ten ol'
Mackie's back in [C6] town

Now d'ja hear 'bout Louie [C6] Miller?
He disap[Dm]peared, babe
After [G7] drawin' out
all his hard-earned [C6] cash
And now Mack [Am] Heath spends
just like a [Dm] sailor
Could it [G7] be our boy's
done somethin' [C6] rash?

Now Jenny [C6] Diver ho - ho -yeah
Sookie Tau[Dm]dry
Oooh, Miss [G7] Lottie Lenya,
and old Lucy [C6] Brown
Oh, the [Am] line forms
on the [Dm] right, babe
Now that [G7] Mackie's
back in [C6] town

I said [C6] Jenny Diver, whoa
Sookie Tau[Dm]dry,
Look out for Miss [G7] Lottie Lenya,
and old Lucy [C6] Brown
Yes, that [Am] line forms
on the [Dm] right, babe
Now that [G7] Mackie's...
back in [C] town...   [C]

Look out old Mackie's back!


#Original in key of B. This chart is in key of C.
#Last Updated 9/28/18 JJ
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Sixteen Tons
Tennesse Ernie Ford (Merle Travis, 1946)


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

Intro
| [Am] | [E7] [Am] | [Am]

Some | [Am] people say a [Am7] man is | [F] made out of [E7] mud
A | [Am] poor man's [Am7] made out of | [F] muscle and [E7] blood |
| [Am] Muscle and blood and | [Dm] skin and bones
A | [Am] mind that's weak and a | back that's [E7] strong

Chorus
You load | [Am] sixteen [Am7] tons | [F] what do you [E7] get?
A- | [Am] nother day [Am7] older and | [F] deeper in [E7] debt
Saint | [Am] Peter, don't you call me 'cause | [Dm] I can't go
I | [Am↓] owe my soul to the | company store |
| [Am] | [E7] [Am] | [Am]

I was [Am] born one [Am7] morning when the [F] sun didn't [E7] shine
I [Am] picked up my [Am7] shovel and I [F] walked to the [E7] mine
I loaded [Am] sixteen tons of [Dm] number nine coal
And the [Am] straw boss said, “Well, a-bless my [E7] soul!”

Chorus
You load | [Am] sixteen [Am7] tons | [F] what do you [E7] get?
A- | [Am] nother day [Am7] older and | [F] deeper in [E7] debt
Saint | [Am] Peter, don't you call me 'cause | [Dm] I can't go
I | [Am↓] owe my soul to the | [E7↓] company [Am↓] store |
| [Am] | [E7] [Am] | [Am]

I was [Am] born one [Am7] mornin' it was [F] drizzlin' [E7] rain
[Am] Fightin' and [Am7] trouble are [F] my middle [E7] name
I was [Am] raised in the canebreak by an [Dm] old mamma lion
Cain't no [Am] high-toned woman make me [E7] walk the line

Chorus
You load | [Am] sixteen [Am7] tons | [F] what do you [E7] get?
A- | [Am] nother day [Am7] older and | [F] deeper in [E7] debt
Saint | [Am] Peter, don't you call me 'cause | [Dm] I can't go
I | [Am↓] owe my soul to the | [E7↓] company [Am↓] store |
| [Am] | [E7] [Am] | [Am]

If you [Am] see me [Am7] comin' better [F] step a- [E7] side
A [Am] lot of men [Am7] didn't, a [F] lot of men [E7] died
[Am] One fist of iron, the [Dm] other of steel
If the [Am] right one don't get you then the [E7] left one will

Chorus
You load | [Am] sixteen [Am7] tons | [F] what do you [E7] get?
A- | [Am] nother day [Am7] older and | [F] deeper in [E7] debt
Saint | [Am] Peter, don't you call me 'cause | [Dm] I can't go
I | [Am↓] owe my soul to the | [E7↓] company [Am↓] store |
| [Am] | [E7] [Am] | [Am]


#Capo on 2nd fret to play with Tenessee Ernie Ford.
#Last Updated 9/28/18 JJ
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The Gambler
Kenny Rogers (Don Schlitz, 1978)


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

Intro
| [C] | [F] | [C] | [F]
On a [C] warm summer's evenin', on a [F] train bound for [C] nowhere
I [C] met up with the gambler, we were both too tired to [G7] sleep
So [C] we took turns a-starin', out the [F] window at the [C] darkness
Till [F] boredom over- [C] took us, [G] and he began to [C] speak

He said [C] “Son I've made a life, out of [F] readin' peoples' [C] faces
And [C] knowin' what their cards were, by the way they held their [G7] eyes
So if [C] you don't mind my sayin', I can [F] see you're out of [C] aces
For a [F] taste of your [C] whiskey, I'll [G] give you some ad- [C] vice” [C]

So I [C] handed him my bottle, and he [F] drank down my last [C] swallow
[C] Then he bummed a cigarette, and asked me for a [G7] light
And the [C] night got deathly quiet, and his [F] face lost all ex- [C] pression
Said “if you're [F] gonna play the [C] game boy, ya gotta [G]  learn to play it [C] right

Chorus
You got to [C] know when to hold 'em, [F] know when to [C] fold 'em
[F] Know when to [C] walk away, and know when to [G] run
You never [C] count your money, when you're [F] sittin' at the  [C] table
There'll be [C] time e- [F]nough for [C] countin', [G] when the dealin's [C] done [C]

Key Change
| [D] | [D] |
[D] Every gambler knows, that the [G] secret to sur- [D] vivin'
Is [D] knowin' what to throw away, and knowin' what to [A7] keep
'Cause [D] every hand's a winner, and [G] every hand's a [D] loser
And the [G] best that you can [D] hope for is to [A] die in your [D] sleep.”

And [D] when he'd finished speakin', he [G] turned back toward the [D] window
[D] Crushed out his cigarette, and faded off to [A7] sleep
And [D↓] somewhere in the darkness, the [G↓] gambler he broke [D]↓] even
But [G↓] in his final [D↓] words I found an [A↓] ace that I could [D] keep

Chorus
You got to [D] know when to hold 'em, [G] know when to [D] fold 'em
[G] Know when to [D] walk away, and know when to [A] run
You never [D] count your money, when you're [G] sittin' at the [D] table
There'll be [D] time e- [G] nough for [D] countin', [A] when the dealin's [D↓] done

*Acapella - Clap Beats 2 & 4
You got to know when to hold 'em (when to hold 'em)
Know when to fold 'em (when to fold 'em)
Know when to walk away, and know when to run
You never count your money, when you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin', when the dealin's done

You got to [D] know when to hold 'em, [G] know when to [D] fold 'em
[G] Know when to [D] walk away, and know when to [A] run
You never [D] count your money when you're [G] sittin' at the [D] table
There'll be [D] time e- [G] nough for [D] countin', [A] when the dealin's [D↓] done

#Capo on 3rd fret to play with original. (Capo 2 after key change)
#Last Updated 10/27/17 JJ
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9 To 5
Dolly Parton (Dolly Parton, 1980)



Verse:   Choppy, Muted  | d d d d d d d d |
Chorus:  Open, Strummy  | d u D u d u D u |

[G] Tumble out of bed and I stumble in the kitchen,
[C] Pour myself a cup of ambition
[G] And yawn and stretch and try to come to [D]life.
[G] Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumping,
[C] Out on the street the traffic starts jumping
With [G] folks like me on the [D] job from 9 to [G] 5.

Chorus
Working [C] 9 to 5, what a way to make a living,
Barely [G] getting by, it's all taking and no giving,
They just [C] use your mind and they never give you credit,
It's [A] enough to make you [D] crazy if you let it.
[C] 9 to 5, for service and devotion,
You would [G] think that I would deserve a fair promotion,
Want to [C] move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me,
I [A] swear sometimes, that [D] man is out to get me.

They [G] let you dream just to watch them shatter,
You're [C] just a step on the boss man's ladder,
But [G] you've got dreams he'll never take [D] away.
You're [G] in the same boat with a lot of your friends,
[C] Waiting for the day your ship'll come in
The [G] tides gonna turn and it's [D] all gonna roll your way. [G]

Chorus
Working [C] 9 to 5, what a way to make a living,
Barely [G] getting by, it's all taking and no giving,
They just [C] use your mind and they never give you credit,
It's [A] enough to make you [D] crazy if you let it.
Working [C] 9 to 5, yeah they've got you where they want you,
There's a [G] better life, and you dream about it don't you,
It's a [C] rich man's game, no matter what they call it,
And you [A] spend your life putting [D] money in his pocket. [G]

Chorus
Working [C] 9 to 5, what a way to make a living,
Barely [G] getting by, it's all taking and no giving,
They just [C] use your mind and they never give you credit,
It's [A] enough to make you [D] crazy if you let it.
[C] 9 to 5, for service and devotion,
You would [G] think that I would deserve a fair promotion,
Want to [C] move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me,
I [A] swear sometimes, that [D] man is out to get me.


#Last Updated 7/6/17 JJ
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The Boxer
Simon and Garfunkel (1968)


  Carter Style Fingerpicking
4/4 | T3 - D u T4 - D u |
      1    2 & 3    4 &


| [C]   | [C]   |

| [C] I am just a | poor boy though my | story's seldom | [Am] told
I have | [G] squandered my re- | sistance, for a | [G7] pocket full of | mumbles
such are | [C] promises...   |   ...   |   All lies and | [Am] jests,
still a | [G] man hears what he | [F] wants to hear, and | disregards the | [C] rest,
Mm-mm- | [G7] mm...   | .... | mm-mm-mm | [C] mmm... | [C] | [C] | [C]

When I | [C] left my home and my | [C] family I was | [C] no more than a | [Am] boy
In the | [G] company of | strangers, in the | [G7] quiet of the | railway station
| [C] running scared | ... | ... Laying | [Am] low seeking
| [G] out the poorer | [F] quarters where the | [F] ragged people | [C] go,
Looking | [G7] for the places | [F] only they would | [C] know | [C]

Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [Em] lie lie lie lie | lie
Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [G7] lie lie lie lie | lie lie lie lie lie
| [C] lie... | [C] | [C] | [C]

Asking | [C] only workman's | wages I come | looking for a | [Am] job
But I get no | [G] offers... | [G]... Just a | [G7] come-on from the | whores on Seventh
| [C] Avenue | ... | I do de- | [Am] clare, there were
| [G] times when I was | [F] so lonesome I | took some comfort | [C] there
la la | [G7] la la la la | [G7] la... | [G7] | [C] | [C]

Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [Em] lie lie lie lie | lie
Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [G7] lie lie lie lie | lie lie lie lie lie
| [C] lie... | [C] | [C] | [C]

Then I'm | [C] laying out my | winter clothes and | wishing I was | [Am] gone
Going | [G] home... | [G] ... where the | [G7] New York City | winters aren't
| [C] Bleeding me | .... | [Em] ... bleeding | me...
| [Am] ... | ... going | [G] home | [G] | [G] | [C] | [C] | [C] | [C]

In the | [C] clearing stands a | boxer and a | fighter by his | [Am] trade
And he | [G] carries the re- | minders of | [G7] ev'ry glove that | laid him down
Or | [C] cut him till he | cried out in his | anger and his | [Am] shame
I am | [G] leaving I am | [F] leaving but the | fighter still re- | [C] mains
Mm-mm- | [G7] mm...   | [F] | [C] | [C]

Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [Em] lie lie lie lie | lie
Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [G7] lie lie lie lie | lie lie lie lie lie
Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [Em] lie lie lie lie | lie
Lie la | [Am] lie... | [Am] ...Lie la | [G7] lie lie lie lie | lie lie lie lie lie
| [C] lie... | [C] | [C] | [C↓]


#Original in key of B. This chart is in key of C.
#Last Updated 9/28/18 JJ
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I Shot The Sheriff
Bob Marley (1973)


    Reggae (Muted Strum)
4/4 | - - D - - - D - |
      1   2   3   4


  Riff
A|-0-------------------|
E|---3-0-------0-------|
C|-------2-0-----2-0---|
G|-------------------2-|

| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | did not shoot the | [Am] depu- | ty | [Am] | [Am] |
| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | didn't shoot the | [Am] depu- | ty | [Am] | [Am] |

| [F] All a- | [Em7] round in my | [Am] home town | [Am]
They're | [F] tryin' to | [Em7] track me | [Am] down | [Am]
They | [F] say they want to | [Em7] bring me in | [Am] guilty | [Am]
For the | [F] killing of a | [Em7] depu- | [Am] ty | [Am]
For the | [F] life of a | [Em7] depu- | [Am] ty.
But I | say...

  Riff
A|-0-------------------|
E|---3-0-------0-------|
C|-------2-0-----2-0---|
G|-------------------2-|

| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | swear it was in | [Am] self-de- | fense | [Am] | [Am] |
| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] And they | say it is a | [Am] capi- | tal of- | fense | [Am] | [Am]

| [F] Sheriff John | [Em7] Brown always | [Am] hated me | [Am]
For | [F] what | [Em7] I don't | [Am] know | [Am]
| [F] Ev'ry | [Em7] time that I | [Am] plant a | seed,
He said | [F] kill it be- | [Em7]fore it | [Am] grow | [Am]
He said | [F] kill it be- | [Em7]fore it | [Am] grow.
But I | say...

  Riff
A|-0-------------------|
E|---3-0-------0-------|
C|-------2-0-----2-0---|
G|-------------------2-|

| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | swear it was in | [Am] self-de | fense | [Am] | [Am] |
| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | swear it was in | [Am] self-de | fense | [Am] | [Am] |

| [F] Freedom came my | [Em7] way one | [Am] day | [Am]
And I | [F] started | [Em7] out of | [Am] town | [Am]
| [F] All of a | [Em7] sudden I see | [Am] Sheriff John | Brown
| [F] Aiming to | [Em7] shoot me | [Am] down | [Am]
So I | [F] shot, | [Em7] I shot him | [Am] down.
And I | swear...

  Riff
A|-0-------------------|
E|---3-0-------0-------|
C|-------2-0-----2-0---|
G|-------------------2-|

| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | did not shoot the | [Am] depu- | ty | [Am]   | [Am]   |
| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | didn't shoot the | [Am] depu- | ty | [Am]   | [Am]   |

Re- | [F]flexes got the | [Em7] better of | [Am] me | [Am]
And | [F] what is to | [Em7] be must | [Am] be | [Am]
Ev'ry | [F] day the bucket | [Em7] goes to the | [Am] well | [Am]
But one | [F] day the bottom | [Em7] will drop | [Am] out | [Am]
Yes, one | [F] day the bottom | [Em7] will drop | [Am] out.
But I | say...

  Riff
A|-0-------------------|
E|---3-0-------0-------|
C|-------2-0-----2-0---|
G|-------------------2-|

| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | didn't shoot the | [Am] depu- | ty | [Am] | [Am] |
| [Am] I shot the | sheriff,
| [Dm] But I | did not shoot no | [Am] depu- | ty | [Am] | [Am] |
| [Dm] | [Am] | [Am] | [Dm] | [Am] | [Am↓]


#Original in key of Gm. This chart is in key of Am.
#Last Updated 9/28/18 JJ
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Secret Agent Man
Johnny Rivers (Sloan / Barri, 1966)


Riff
     Am
A |--------0--------0-----0----|--------0--------0-----0---||
E |----------------------------|--------------------------o||
C |--4--------5--------5-------|--6--------5--------5-----o||
G |----------------------------|---------------------------||

Intro Riff x 4

[Am] There's a man who | [Dm] lives a life of   | [Am] danger | [Am]
To | [Am] everyone he | meets, he stays a [E7] stranger   | [E7]
With   | [Am] every move he | makes an- [Dm] other chance he   | takes
| [Am] Odds are he won't   | [Dm] live to see to- |   [Am] morrow   | [Am↓]

Chorus
Secret   | [Em] agent   | [Am] man, secret   | [Em] agent   |   [Am] man
They've   | [F] given you a |   number and   | taken 'way your   | [Am] name   |   [Riff]

     Am
A |--------0--------0-----0----|--------0--------0-----0---||
E |----------------------------|--------------------------o||
C |--4--------5--------5-------|--6--------5--------5-----o||
G |----------------------------|---------------------------||


Be | [Am] -ware of pretty | [Dm] faces that you | [Am] find   | [Am]
A | [Am] pretty face can   | hide an evil   |   [E7] mind   |   [E7]
Oh, be   | [Am] careful what you |   say or you'll   | [Dm] give yourself a- | way
| [Am] Odds are you won't | [Dm] live to see to- | [Am] morrow   | [Am↓]

Chorus
Secret   | [Em] agent   | [Am] man, secret   | [Em] agent   |   [Am] man
They've   | [F] given you a |   number and   | taken 'way your   | [Am] name   |   [Riff]

     Am
A |--------0--------0-----0----|--------0--------0-----0---||
E |----------------------------|--------------------------o||
C |--4--------5--------5-------|--6--------5--------5-----o||
G |----------------------------|---------------------------||


| [Am] Swinging on the   | [Dm] Riviera   | [Am] one day   | [Am]
And then |   [Am] layin' in the   | Bombay alley   | [E7] next day   | [E7]
Oh, no you | [Am] let the wrong word | slip while   | [Dm]  kissing persuasive   |   lips
The   | [Am] odds are you won't   |   [Dm] live to see to- | [Am] morrow   | [Am↓]

Chorus
Secret   | [Em] agent   | [Am] man, secret   | [Em] agent   |   [Am] man
They've   | [F] given you a |   number and   | taken 'way your   | [Am] name   |   [Riff]

     Am
A |--------0--------0-----0----|--------0--------0-----0---||
E |----------------------------|--------------------------o||
C |--4--------5--------5-------|--6--------5--------5-----o||
G |----------------------------|---------------------------||

[Am↓]


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Piano Man
Billy Joel (1973)


3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3

| [C] | [G] | [F]   | [C] |
| [F] | [C] | [D7] | [G] |
| [C] | [G] | [F]   | [C] |
| [F] | [G] | [C]   | [F] | [C] | [F]

It's [C] nine o' [G] clock on a [F] Saturday [C]
[F] The regular [C] crowd shuffles [D7] in [G]
There's an [C] old man [G] sitting [F] next to me [C]
Making [F] love to his [G] tonic and [C] gin [C]
| [C] | [G] | [F]   | [C] |
| [F] | [G] | [C]   | [F] | [C] | [F]

He says, [C] "Son can you [G] play me a [F] memory [C]
I'm [F] not really [C] sure how it [D7] goes [G]
But it's [C] sad and it's [G] sweet and I [F] knew it complete [C]
When [F] I wore a [G] younger man's [C] clothes" [C]

Bridge
[Am] La, la- [Am] la, di-di [D7] da [D7]
[Am] La- [Am] la di-di [D7] da, da [D7]
| [G] dum | [F] | [Em] | [G7] |

Chorus
[C] Sing us a [G] song, you're the [F] piano man [C]
[F] Sing us a [C] song to- [D7] night [G]
Well, we're [C] all in the [G] mood for a [F] melody [C]
And [F] you've got us [G] feeling all [C] right [C]
| [C] | [G] | [F]   | [C] |
| [F] | [G] | [C]   | [F] | [C] | [F]

Now [C] John at the [G] bar is a [F] friend of mine [C]
He [F] gets me my [C] drinks for free [D7] [G]
And he's [C] quick with a [G] joke or to [F] light up your [C] smoke
But there's [F] someplace that [G] he'd rather [C] be [C] [F] [F]

He says [C] "Bill, I be- [G] lieve this is [F] killing me" [C]
As the [F] smile ran a- [C] way from his [D7] face [G]
"Well I'm [C] sure that I [G] could be a [F] movie star [C]
If [F] I could get [G] out of this [C] place" [C]

Bridge
[Am] La, la- [Am] la, di-di [D7] da [D7]
[Am] La- [Am] la di-di [D7] da, da [D7]
| [G] dum | [F] | [Em] | [G7] |

Now [C] Paul is a [G] real estate [F] novelist [C]
Who [F] never had time [C] for a [D7] wife [G]
And he's [C] talking with [G] Davey who's [F] still in the [C] Navy
And [F] probably [G] will be for [C] life [C]
| [C] | [G] | [F]   | [C] |
| [F] | [G] | [C]   | [C] | [F] | [F]

And the [C] waitress is [G] practicing [F] politics [C]
As the [F] businessmen [C] slowly gets [D7] stoned [G]
Yes they're [C] sharing a [G] drink they call [F] loneliness [C]
But it's [F] better than [G] drinking a- [C] lone [C]

Instrumental Bridge
| [Am] | [Am] | [D7] | [D7] |
| [Am] | [Am] | [D7] | [D7] |
| [Am] | [Am] | [D7] | [D7] |
| [G]   | [F]   | [Em] | [G7] |

Chorus
[C] Sing us a [G] song, you're the [F] piano man [C]
[F] Sing us a [C] song to- [D7] night [G]
Well, we're [C] all in the [G] mood for a [F] melody [C]
And [F] you've got us [G] feeling all [C] right [C]
| [C] | [G] | [F]   | [C] |
| [F] | [G] | [C]   | [F] | [C] | [F]

It's a [C] pretty good [G] crowd for a [F] Saturday [C]
And the [F] manager [C] gives me a [D7] smile [G]
'Cause he [C] knows that it's [G] me they've been [F] coming to [C] see
To for- [F] get about [G] life for a- [C] while  [C] [F] [F]

And the [C] piano it [G] sounds like a [F] carnival [C]
And the [F] microphone [C] smells like a [D7] beer [G]
And they [C] sit at the bar [G] and put [F] bread in my [C] jar
And say [F] "Man, what are [G] you doing [C] here" [C]

Bridge
[Am] La, la- [Am] la, di-di [D7] da [D7]
[Am] La- [Am] la di-di [D7] da, da [D7]
| [G] dum | [F] | [Em] | [G7] |

Chorus
[C] Sing us a [G] song, you're the [F] piano man [C]
[F] Sing us a [C] song to- [D7] night [G]
Well, we're [C] all in the [G] mood for a [F] melody [C]
And [F] you've got us [G] feeling all [C] right [C]
| [C] | [G] | [F]   | [C] |
| [F] | [G] | [C]   | [F] | [C] | [F] | [C↓]


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Bank Robber
The Clash (Joe Strummer & Mick Jones, 1980)


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

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

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money. |

| [G] Some is rich, and | [C] some is [G] poor, |
| [G] That's the way the | [C] world [G] is.
But | [G] I don't believe in | [C] lying [G] back, |
| [C] Sayin' how [D] bad your   | [G] luck is. |

| [G] So we came to | [C] jazz it [G] up, |
| [G] We never loved a | [C] sho- [G] vel. |
| [G] Break your back to | [C] earn your [G] pay, |
An' | [C] don't for- [D] get to   [G] grovel.

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.

Instrumental (x2)
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]     | [C] [G] |     
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [C] [D] | [G]     |

The | [G] old man spoke up | [C] in a [G] bar |
| [G] Said I never been in | [C] pri- [G] son |
| [G] A lifetime serving | [C] one ma- [G] chine |
Is | [C] ten times [D] worse than   | [G] prison |

I- | [G] magine if all the | [C] boys in [G] jail |
Could | [G] get out now to- | [C] ge- [G] ther |
| [G] Whadda you think they'd want to | [C] say to [G] us? |
| [C] While we were [D] being | [G] clever |

| [G] Someday you'll meet your | [C] rocking [G] chair |
| [G] 'Cos that's where we're | [C] spin- [G] ning |
| [G] There's no point to wanna | [C] comb your [G] hair |
| [C] When it's [D] grey and | [G] thinning |

Instrumental (x2)
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]     | [C] [G] |     
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [C] [D] | [G]     |

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.

| [G] So we came to | [C] jazz it [G] up,
We | [G] never loved a | [C] sho- [G] vel. |
| [G] Break your back to | [C] earn your [G] pay,
An' | [C] don't for- [D] get to | [G] grovel. Hey! |

Instrumental (x2)
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]     | [C] [G] |     
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [C] [D] | [G]     |

            
Get a- | [G] way, get away, get away, get away,
get a- | [C] way, get away, get awa [G] --- ay |
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]   | [C] [G] |
| [C] [D] | [G]     |

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.

| [G]   | [C] run rabbit [G] run... |
| [G] for the | [C] hills [G] |     
| [G] I can't find that | [C] hole in the [G] wall |
| [C] and I know [D] that they never | [G] will.   |

| [G]   | [C] Strike out [G] boys |
| [G]    for the | [C] hills [G] |     
| [G] I can't find the | [C] hole in the [G] wall
I | [C] know that they [D] never | [G] will. |

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.


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Rocket Man
Elton John (with Bernie Taupin, 1972)

    

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

| [Em7] She packed my bags | last night pre- | [A] flight | [A]
| [Em7] Zero hour, | nine | [A] A.M. | [A]
| [C] And I'm gonna be | [G] hi - i - | [Am] -igh, | [Am] as a kite by
| [D] then | [Dsus4] | [Dsus2] | [D]

| [Em7] I miss the |   earth so much, I | [A] miss my wife | [A]
| [Em7] ...It's | lonely out in space | [A]...   | [A]...
| [C] On such a ti - | [G] i - i - | [Am] -imeless flight | [Am]
| [D] | [Dsus4] | [Dsus2] | [D] |

Chorus
| [G] And I think it's gonna | be a long long |
| [C] time, till touchdown | [C] brings me 'round again to
| [G] find. I'm not the | man they think I am at
| [C] home. Oh no, no, | [G] no, I'm a | [A] rocket man | [A]
| [C] Rocket man, | burnin' up a fuse out | [G] here alone | [G] | [C] | [C]

Chorus
| [G] And I think it's gonna | be a long long |
| [C] time, till touchdown | [C] brings me 'round again to
| [G] find. I'm not the | man they think I am at
| [C] home. Oh no, no, | [G] no, I'm a | [A] rocket man | [A]
| [C] Rocket man, | burnin' up a fuse out | [G] here alone | [G] | [C] | [C]

| [Em7] Mars ain't the | kinda place to | [A] raise your kids | [A]
| [Em7] ...In | fact it's cold as | [A] hell | [A]
| [C] And there's no one | [G] there to | [Am] raise them | [Am]
if you | [D] did | [Dsus4] | [Dsus2] | [D] |

| [Em7] And all this science, | I don't under- | [A] stand | [A]
| [Em7] It's just my job | five days a | [A] week | [A]
Rocket | [C] man - | [G] - a - | [Am] -an | [Am] rocket
| [D] man | [Dsus4] | [Dsus2] | [D]

Chorus
| [G] And I think it's gonna | be a long long |
| [C] time, till touchdown | [C] brings me 'round again to
| [G] find. I'm not the | man they think I am at
| [C] home. Oh no, no, | [G] no, I'm a | [A] rocket man | [A]
| [C] Rocket man, | burnin' up a fuse out | [G] here alone | [G] | [C] | [C]

Chorus
| [G] And I think it's gonna | be a long long |
| [C] time, till touchdown | [C] brings me 'round again to
| [G] find. I'm not the | man they think I am at
| [C] home. Oh no, no, | [G] no, I'm a | [A] rocket man | [A]
| [C] Rocket man, | burnin' up a fuse out | [G] here alone | [G] |

[C] And I think it's gonna be a [G] long long time
[C] And I think it's gonna be a [G] long long time

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If I Were A Carpenter
Tim Hardin (1967)


    Carter Style Fingerpicking
4/4 | T3 - D u T4 - D u |
      1    2 & 3    4 &
  
Intro
| [D]   | [D]   | [C]  [G]   | [D]   |
| [D]   | [D]   | [C]  [G]   | [D]   |
| [D]   | [D]   |

| [D] If I were a | [C] carpenter |
| [G] And you were a | [D] lady |
| [D] Would you marry me | [C] anyway? |
| [G] Would you have my | [D] baby? | [D] |

| [D] If a tinker | [C] were my trade |
| [G] Would you still | [D] find me? |
| [D] I'd be carryin' the | [C] pots I made |
| [G] Followin' be- | [D] hind me? |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [C] Save my love through | [D] sorrow |
| [C] Save my love through | [D] lonely |   
| [D] I've given you | [C] my tomorrow |
| [G] Love me | [D] only |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

| [D] If I worked my | [C] hands in wood |
| [G] Would you still | [D] love me? |
| [D] Answer me babe, | [C] "Yes I would" |
| [G] I'll put you a- | [D] bove me. |
| [D] | [D] |

| [D] If I were a | [C] miller |
| [G] at a mill wheel | [D] grinding |
| [D] would you miss your | [C] colored box |
| [G] your soft shoe | [D] shining? |
| [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [C] Save my love through | [D] loneliness |
| [C] Save my love for | [D] sorrow |
| [D] I'm givin' you my | [C] onliness |
| [G] Come give your to- | [D] morrow. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

| [D] If I were a | [C] carpenter |
| [G] and you were a | [D] lady |
| [D] Would you marry me | [C] anyway? |
| [G] Would you have my | [D] baby? |
| [D]   | [D]   | [C]  [G]   | [D]   |
| [D]   | [D]   | [C]  [G]   | [D↓]


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59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon, 1966)


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

[F] Slow [C] down, you [G] move too [C] fast
[F] You got to [C] make the [G] mornin' [C] last
Just [F] kickin' [C] down the [G] cobble [C] stones
[F] Lookin' for [C] fun and [G] feelin' [C] groovy

[F]  [C]  [G]  [C] Ba da da
[F] Da da [C] da da [G] feelin' [C] groovy
| [F]  [C]   | [G]  [C]   |

[F] Hello [C] lamppost [G] what cha [C] knowin'?
[F] I've come to [C] watch your [G] flowers [C] growin'
[F] Ain't cha [C] got no [G] rhymes for [C] me?
[F] Dootin' [C] do-do [G] feelin' [C] groovy

[F]    [C]   [G]    [C] Ba da da
[F] Da da [C] da da [G] feelin' [C] groovy
| [F]  [C]   | [G]  [C]   |

Got [F] no deeds to [C] do, no [G] promises to [C] keep
I'm [F] dappled and [C] drowsy and [G] ready to [C] sleep
Let the [F] mornin' time [C] drop all its [G] petals on [C] me
[F] Life I [C] love you [G] all is [C] groovy

[F]   [C]   [G]   [C] Ba da da
[F] Da da [C] da da [G] feelin' [C] groovy, ba da da
[F] Da da [C] da da [G] feelin' [C] groovy, ba da da
[F] Da da [C] da da [G] feelin' [C] groovy
| [F]  [C]   | [G]  [C↓]


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