Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, February 6th 2019 - 7pm (Doors 5:30)
Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, 1957)
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty, 1969)
Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fogerty, 1969)
Crossroads Eric Clapton (Robert Johnson, 1936)
Atlanta Moan Manitoba Hal (Barbecue Bob, 1930)
Cocaine Blues Townes Van Zandt (Trad. New Orleans)
Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again Tom Waits (1971)
Jolie Louise Daniel Lanois (1989)
Tainted Love Soft Cell (Ed Cobb, 1964)
Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones (Jagger & Richards, 1968)
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life Monty Python (Eric Idle, 1979)
***Extras*** (Themed Songs for 2nd set)
Limehouse Blues Douglas Furber & Philip Braham (1921)
Singin' The Blues Gail Davies (Melvin Endsley, 1956)
House Of The Rising Sun Traditional Folk Song
Bluebird Mark Knopfler (2012)



Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, 1957)

Key of: C

Strum: |  d - D u - u D - |
          1   2 &   & 4

Chorus
[C] Bye bye [G] love [C] bye bye [G] happiness
[C] Hello [G] loneliness I think I'm a [D7] gonna [G] cry [G7]
[C] Bye bye [G] love [C] bye bye [G] sweet caress
[C] Hello [G] emptiness I feel like [D7] I could [G] die
[G] Bye bye my [D7] love good- [G] bye [G↓]

There goes my [D7] baby with someone [G] new
[G]She sure looks [D7] happy I sure am [G] blue
She was my [C] baby till he stepped [D7] in
Goodbye to romance that might have been [G] [G7]

Chorus
[C] Bye bye [G] love [C] bye bye [G] happiness
[C] Hello [G] loneliness I think I'm a [D7] gonna [G] cry [G7]
[C] Bye bye [G] love [C] bye bye [G] sweet caress
[C] Hello [G] emptiness I feel like [D7] I could [G] die
[G] Bye bye my [D7] love good- [G] bye [G↓]

I'm through with [D7]romance
I'm through with [G] love
[G] I'm through with [D7] counting the stars a- [G] bove
And here's the [C] reason that I'm so [D7] free
My lovin' [D7] baby is through with me [G] [G7]

Chorus
[C] Bye bye [G] love [C] bye bye [G] happiness
[C] Hello [G] loneliness I think I'm a [D7] gonna [G] cry [G7]
[C] Bye bye [G] love [C] bye bye [G] sweet caress
[C] Hello [G] emptiness I feel like [D7] I could [G] die
[G] Bye bye my [D7] love good- [G] bye
[G] Bye bye my [D7] love good- [G] bye
[G] Bye bye my [D7] love good- [G] bye


#Last Updated 7/9/17  JJ
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Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty, 1969)



4/4 | d - D - - u D u |  and  | d - D - | for 2 beat chords


Intro:
| [D]   | [A7]  [G]   | [D]   | [D]

[D] I see the [A7] bad [G] moon a- [D] rising  [D]
[D] I see [A7] trouble [G] on the [D] way   [D]
[D] I see [A7] earth- [G] quakes and [D] lightning   [D]
[D] I see [A7] bad [G] times to- [D] day   [D]

Chorus
[G] Don't go around tonight
Well it's [D] bound to take your life
[A7] There's a [G] bad moon on the [D] rise

[D] I hear [A7] hurri[G]canes [D]blowing
[D] I know the [A7] end is [G] coming [D] soon
[D] I fear [A7] rivers [G] over [D] flowing
[D] I hear the [A7] voice of [G] rage and [D] ruin

Chorus
[G] Don't go around tonight
Well it's [D] bound to take your life
[A7] There's a [G] bad moon on the [D] rise

Instrumental (Verse & Chorus)

[D] Hope you [A7] got your [G] things to[D]gether
[D] Hope you are [A7] quite pre[G]pared to [D] die
[D] Looks like we're [A7] in for [G] nasty [D] weather
[D] One eye is [A7] taken [G] for an [D] eye

Chorus
[G] Don't go around tonight
Well it's [D] bound to take your life
[A7] There's a [G] bad moon on the [D] rise

Chorus
[G] Don't go around tonight
Well it's [D] bound to take your life
[A7] There's a [G] bad moon on the [D] rise


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Lodi
Creedence Clearwater Revival


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

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

| [G] Just about a year a- | go   |
I | [C] set out on the | [G] road   |
| [G] Seekin' my fame and | [Em] fortune   |
| [C] Lookin' for a pot of | [D7] gold   |
| [G] Things got bad and | [Em] things got worse
I | [C] guess you know the | [G] tune   |
| [G] Oh, Lord! I'm | [D] stuck in Lodi a- | [C] gain | [G] |

| [G] Rode in on the | greyhound
I'll be | [C] walkin' out if I | [G] go   |
| [G] I was just passing | [Em] through
Must be | [C] seven months or | [D7] more   |
| [G] Ran out of time and | [Em] money   |
| [C] Looks like they took my | [G] friends   |
| [G] Oh, Lord! I'm | [D] stuck in Lodi a- | [C] gain | [G] |

Instrumental
| [G]   | [G]   | [C]     | [G]   |   
| [G]   | [G]   | [D] [C] | [G]   |   
The | [G] man from the maga- | zine
| [C] Said I was on my | [G] way   |
| [G] Somewhere I lost con- | [Em] nections
I | [C] ran out of songs to | [D7] play
I | [G] came in to town a | [Em] one night stand,
| [C] Looks like my plans fell | [G] through   |
| [G] Oh, Lord! I'm | [D] stuck in Lodi a- | [C] gain | [G] |

Instrumental Bridge
| [D]   | [A]   | [E7]   | [A]   | [A]   |

| [A] If I only had a | dollar
for | [D] ev'ry song I | [A] sung   |
| [A] Ev'ry time I've | [F#m] had to play
while | [D] people sat there | [E7] drunk
You | [A] know I'd catch the | [F#m] next train   |
| [D] Back to where I | [A] live   |
| [A] Oh, Lord! I'm | [E7] stuck in Lodi a- | [D] gain | [A]   |
| [A] Oh, Lord! I'm | [E7] stuck in Lodi a- | [D] gain | [A]   |

Instrumental
| [A]   | [A]   | [D]       | [A]   |   
| [A]   | [A]   | [E7] [D] | [A]   | [A↓]


#Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.
#Last Updated 7/17/18 JJ
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Crossroads
Eric Clapton (Robert Johnson, 1936)


Treat this 2 bar pattern as 1 bar in song

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

I went [A7] down to the crossroads, [A7] ... fell down on my [A7] knees.  [A7]  
I went [D7] down to the crossroads, [D7] ... fell down on my  [A7] knees. [A7]  
Well I [E7] asked the Lord to have mercy, [D7] ... "Save me if you  [A7] please." [A7]  

I went [A7] down to the crossroads, [A7] ... tried to flag a [A7] ride. [A7]
I went [D7] down to the crossroads, [D7] ... tried to flag a [A7] ride. [A7]  
Nobody [E7] seemed to know me, [D7] ... everybody passed me [A7] by.  [A7]  

I'm [A7] going down to Rosedale, [A7] ... take my rider by my [A7] side. [A7]  
I'm [D7] going down to Rosedale, [D7] ... take my rider by my [A7] side. [A7]  
You can [E7] still barrelhouse darlin', [D7] ... cos'a mama is'a on the river- [A7] side. [A7]  

You can [A7] run, you can run, [A7] ... tell my friend, po'r Willie [A7] Brown. [A7]  
You can [D7] run, you can run, [D7]... tell my friend, po'r Willie [A7] Brown. [A7]  
I am [E7] standing at the crossroads, [D7]... believe I'm sink-ing [A7] down. [A7]


#Play along with Eric Clapton in this key.
#Last Updated 4/3/18 JJ
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Atlanta Moan
Manitoba Hal (Barbecue Bob, 1930)


    Fingerpicking / Strum
4/4 | t i D u t i D u |
      1   2   3   4

12 Bar Blues Chord Progression (for Intro and Solos)
| [G]   | [G]   | [G] | [G]
| [C]   | [C]   | [G] | [G]
| [D7] | [D7] | [G] | [G]

Ain't no- | [G] body knows At- | [G] lanta
like I | [G] do | [G]
Ain't no- | [C] body knows At- | [C] lanta
like I | [G] do | [G]
And the | [D7] reason I know it is I
| [D7] travelled it through and | [G] through | [G]

Now if you | [G] got a good woman
here's a | [G] lesson I give to | [G] you | [G]
If you | [C] got a good woman
here's a | [C] lesson I give to | [G] you | [G]
Don't | [D7] take her to Atlanta
| [D7] They'll take her away from | [G] you | [G]

You see they've | [G] taken my woman
and they've | [G] cut me to the | [G] bone | [G]
They've | [C] taken my woman
and they've | [C] cut me to the | [G] bone | [G]
That's the | [D7] reason why
| [D7] you hear me wail and | [G] moan | [G]

Well now | [G] can't you hear that
| [G] steep old whistle | [G] blow | [G]
| [C] Can't you hear that | [C] steep old whistle
| [G] blow | [G]
Man it | [D7] blows just like it's
| [D7] never blown be- | [G] fore | [G]

Ain't no- | [G] body knows At- | [G] lanta
like I | [G] do | [G]
Ain't no- | [C] body knows At- | [C] lanta
like I | [G] do | [G]
And the | [D7] reason I know it is I
| [D7] travelled it through and | [G] through | [G]

Ain't no- | [G] body knows At- | [G] lanta
like I | [G] do | [G]
Ain't no- | [C] body knows At- | [C] lanta
like I | [G] do | [G]
And the | [D7] reason I know it is I
| [D7] travelled it through and | [G] through | [G]

#Play along in this key with Manitoba Hal's version.
#Last Update 10/31/17 JJ
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Cocaine Blues
Townes Van Zandt (Trad. New Orleans)


Intro (8 Bar Blues Pattern)
| [C] | [E7] | [F] | [F] |   
| [C] | [G]   | [C] | [G] |   

[C] Cocaine, [E7] cocaine,
[F] 'Round my heart and runnin' [F] 'round my brain,
Co- [C] caine, [G] aw, you ol' co- [C] caine.  [G]  

I [C] woke up this mornin', Lord, I [E7] had a hunger pain.
And [F] all I want for breakfast is my [F] good cocaine,
Co- [C] caine, [G] aw, you ol' co- [C] caine.  [G]  

[C] Jump out of bed, babe, [E7] run downtown;
[F] Take along the money and look [F] all around.
[C] Find the man, [G] the man that sells co- [C] caine.  [G]  

Solo
| [C] | [E7] | [F] | [F] |   
| [C] | [G]   | [C] | [G] |

[C] Come here, Mama, [E7] come here quick;
[F] That ol' coke's got me and I'm [F] feelin' sick.
Co- [C] caine, [G] aw, you ol' co- [C] caine.  [G]  

[C] Get out of here, Mama, I [E7] thought you understood;
[F] You got no connections then you're [F] no damn good.
Co- [C] caine, [G] aw, you ol' co- [C] caine.  [G]  

[C] Coke's for horses, Lord, it [E7] ain't for men.
[F] They say it kills you, but they [F] don't say when.
Co- [C] caine, [G] aw, you ol' co- [C] caine.  [G]  

Solo
| [C] | [E7] | [F] | [F] |   
| [C] | [G]   | [C] | [G] |

[C] C'mon, Mama, let's [E7] rent us a boat.
[F] We'll sail down that Gi- [F] braltar moat;
[C] Shed a tear every [G] time we pass [C] Tangiers.  [G]  

[C] Cocaine, [E7] cocaine,
[F] 'Round my heart and runnin' [F] 'round my brain,
Co- [C] caine, [G] aw, you ol' co- [C] caine.  [G]  

#Play along with original in this key.

#Lyric structure comes from this live version.

#Last Updated 01-31-19 JJ
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Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again
Tom Waits (1971)


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


Well the | [G] sun came in my | window, Wednesday | [C] morning | [C]  
And your | [D] love was like the | golden rays a- | [C] gain   | [D]  
Now I'm | [G] lying here on a | Thursday, and you're | [C] lovin' someone | new
And it | [D] looks like I'm up | shit creek a- | [G] gain [C] | [G]   |       
| [D]   | [D]

And I | [G] can't help but | thinking of your | [C] ...lovin' | ways
And I've | [D] cried a quart of | tears since you've been | [C] gone | [D]  
And I | [G] can't face the | morning by my- | [C] self love   | [C]  
And it | [D] looks like I'm up | shit creek a- | [G] gain [C] | [G] |

| [D] ...Since you've | been gone, I | [C] cry all the | [G] time |
| [D] And I | cannot stand | [C] leavin' you be- | [D] hind

So I'll | [G] pull myself | together, and I'll | [C] dry away my | tears
But the | [D] morning light has | brought back memo- | [C] ries | [D]  
And I | [G] can't face the | morning by my- | [C] self love | [C]  
And it | [D] looks like I'm up | shit creek a- | [G] gain [C] | [G]  

So I'm | [G] out a walkin' | on this dusty | [C] highway | [C]  
'Cause you've | [D] given me no | reason for to | [C] stay | [D]  
And I'll | [G] walk until I've | found someone who | [C] loves me not in | vain
And it | [D] looks like I'm up | shit creek a- | [G] gain [C] | [G]  
And it | [D] looks like I'm up | [D↓] shit creek a- | [G] gain [C] | [G↓]  

#Capo on 1st fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 01-23-19 JJ
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Jolie Louise
Daniel Lanois (1989)


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

| [D]   | [D]   | [A7]   | [D]   |

| [D] Ma jolie, how do you | do?
Mon nom est | [A7] Jean-Guy Thibault-Le- | [D] roux
| [D] I come from east of Gati- | neau
My name is | [A7] Jean-Guy, ma jo- | [D] lie

J'ai une mai- | [A7] son à La Fon- | taine
Where we will | [D] live if you marry | me
Une belle mai- | [A7] son à La Fon- | taine
Where we will | [Bm] live, you and | [G] me
Oh oh Lou- | [D] ise, oh oh oh | oh...
ma [A7] jolie Lou- | [D] ise   | [D↓]

Tous les matins au so- [D] leil
I would [A7] work, 'til work is done [D]
[D] Tous les matins au so- [D] leil
I did [A7]work 'til work is done [D]

And one [A7] day the foreman
Said "Jean- [D] Guy, we must let you go"
Et puis mon [A7] nom, y'est pas bon
At the [Bm] mill any- [G] more
Oh oh Lou- [D] ise, I'm losing my head,
I'm [A7] losing my [D] head   | [D↓]

My kids are small, four and [D] three
Et la bou- [A7] teille, she's mon a- [D] mi
[D] I drink the rhum 'til I can't [D] see
It hides the [A7] shame Louise does not [D] see

A carou- [A7] ssel turns in my head
And I can't [D] hide, oh no no no no,
And the [A7] rage turned in my head
And Lou- [Bm] ise, I struck her [G] down
Down on the [D] ground,
I'm losing my [A7] mind,
I'm losing my [D] mind   | [D↓]

En septembre 'soixante [D] trois
The kids are [A7] gone and so is Lou- [D] ise.
Ontario they did [D] go
Near la [A7] ville de Toron- [D] to

Now my [A7] tears they roll down
Tous les [D] jours, oh oh oh oh oh,
And I re- [A7] member the days
And the [Bm] promises that we [G] made
Oh Lou- [D] ise, ma jolie Louise,
ma [A7] jolie Lou- [D] ise
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh [D] oh...
oh oh [A7] oh... oh oh [D↓] oh


#Capo on 1st fret to learn it with original.
#Last Updated 4/28/28 JJ
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Tainted Love
Soft Cell (Ed Cobb, 1964)



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

Intro:
[A]   [C]   [F]   [C]
[A]   [C]   [F]   [C]
Some- [A] times [C] I [F] feel I've [C] got to
[A] [C] Run a- [F] way I've [C] got to
[A] [C] Get a- [F] way from the [C] pain that you
[A] drive into the [C] heart of [E7] me

The [A] love [C] we [F] share [C] seems to
[A] [C] Go no- [F] where [C] and I've
[A] Lost [C] my [F] light, [C] for I
[A] Toss and turn; I can't [C] sleep at [E7] night

[A] Once I ran to you
[C] Now I'll run from you
[F] This tainted love you've given
[D] I give you all a girl could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly [A] all...
[A] [C] Tainted [F] love [C]
[A] [C] Tainted [F] love [C]

[A] Now [C] I [F] know I've [C] got to
[A] [C] Run a- [F] way I've [C] got to
[A] [C] Get a- [F] way [C] you don't
[A] Really want any [C] love from [E7] me

To [A] make [C] things [F] right you [C] need
Some- [A] one to [C] hold you [F] tight, [C] and you'll
[A] Think love [C] is to [F] play, [C] but,
I'm [A] sorry; I don't [C] pray that [E7] way.

[A] Once I ran to you (I ran!)
[C] Now I'll run from you (I'll run!)
[F] This tainted love you've given
[D] I give you all a girl could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly [A] all...

[A] Oh... [C] tainted [F] love[C]
[A] [C] Tainted [F] love [C]
Don't [A] touch [C] me [F] please; [C] I cannot
[A] Stand the [C] way you [F] tease [C]

[A] love you, though you [C] hurt me [F] so [C] Now I'm
[A] gonna pack my [C] things and [E7] go

[A] Oh... [C] tainted [F] love [C]
[A] Oh... [C] tainted [F] love [C]
[A] Oh... [C] tainted [F] love [C]
[A] Oh... [C] tainted [F] love [C]

#Original in key of G. This chart is in A.
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Sympathy For The Devil
Rolling Stones (Jagger & Richards, 1968)


Use this 2 bar pattern over every bar
(I don't want to write it out in 16th notes)
4/4 | D - D - D - - u | - u - u D u D u |
      1   2   3 (4) &     &   & 3 & 4 &


Intro (Z chord strumming or shakers)

[E7↓] ...Please allow me to intro- [D↓] duce myself, I'm a [A↓] man of wealth and [E7↓] taste
[E7↓] ...I've been around for [D↓] long, long years I've [A↓] stolen many a man's soul and [E7↓] faith
[E7↓] ...I was around when [D↓] Jesus Christ had his [A↓] moments of doubt and [E7↓] pain
[E7] ...I made damn sure that [D] Pilate, washed his [A] hands and sealed his [E7] fate   [E7]  

Chorus
[B7↓] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7↓] ...hope you guess my [E7↓] name,   [E7↓]    
But what's [B7↓] puzzling you, is the [B7↓] nature of my [E7↓] game    [E7↓]    


[E7] ...I stuck around St. [D] Petersburg when I [A] saw it was time for a [E7] change
[E7] ...I killed the Tzar and his [D] ministers, Anas- [A] tasia screamed in [E7] vain
[E7] ...I rode a tank, held a [D] gen'ral's rank, when the [A] blitzkrieg raged and the [E7] bodies stank  [E7]  


Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, oh [E7] yeah
Ah what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, oh [E7] yeah

Backup Vocals begin "Oo oooh" on beats 2 & 3 of every bar.)
[E7] ...I watched with glee while your [D] kings and queens, fought for [A] ten decades for the [E7] gods they made
I [E7] shouted out "Who killed the [D] Kennedys?", when [A] after all it was [E7] you and me
[E7] Let me please intro- [D] duce myself, I am a [A] man of wealth and [E7] taste
[E7] ...And I lay traps for [D] troubadours, who get [A] killed before they reach Bom- [E7] bay      [E7]  

Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, oh [E7] yeah
But what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, oh [E7] yeah


Solo (Backup Vocals Continue)
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] |   
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] | [E7] |

Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, oh [E7] yeah
But what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, oh [E7] yeah

Just as [E7] every cop is a [D] criminal, and [A] all the sinners, [E7] Saints
As [E7] heads is tails, just call me [D] Lucifer, 'cause I'm in [A] need of some res- [E7] traint
So if you [E7] meet me, have some [D] courtesy, have some [A] sympathy and some [E7] taste
Use [E7] all your well- learned [D] politesse, or I'll [A] lay your soul to [E7] waste  [E7]  

Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, hmm [E7] yeah
But what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, hmm [E7] baby, get down...

Outro Solo (Backup Vocals Continue)
Repeat and Fade
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] |   
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] |       

#Play along with original in this key.

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Limehouse Blues
Douglas Furber & Philip Braham (1921)


| [C7] Oh, Limehouse | [C7] kid, oh, oh, | [C7] oh Limehouse | [C7] kid |
| [A7] Goin' the | [A7] way that the | [A7] rest of them | [A7] did |
| [G] Poor broken | [G] blossom and | [B7] nobody's | [Em] child |
| [A7] Happy and | [A7] carefree you're | [D7] just kind of | [D7] wild [Db7] |     

| [C7] Oh, Limehouse | [C7] blues got those | [C7] real Limehouse | [C7] blues |
| [A7] Can't seem to | [A7] shake off these | [A7] Chinatown | [A7] blues |
| [G] Rings on your | [E7] fingers and | [Am] tears for your | [Am] crown   |
| [Cm] That is the | [D7] story of | [G] old China- | [G7] town |

#Basic Chord Progression in this key for Django's version.

#Here is a version with singing... not in this key.

#Last Updated 01-31-19 JJ
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Singin' The Blues
Gail Davies (Melvin Endsley, 1956)


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

Well, I | [C↓] never felt more like | [F] singin' the blues
'Cause | [C] I never thought that
| [F↓] I'd e- [Gdim7↓] ver [G7↑] lose your | [F] love dear,
| [G] why'd you do me this | [C] way | [G]

Well, I | [C] never felt more like | [F] cryin' all night
'Cause | [C] everything's wrong,
there | [F↓] ain't no- [Gdim7↓] thin' [G7↑] right with- | [F] out you,
| [G] you got me singin' the | [C] blues. | [C]

Chorus
Now the | [F] moon and stars no | [C] longer shine
The | [F] dream is gone I | [C] thought was mine
There's | [F] nothin' left for | [C] me to do
But | [C↓] Cry-y-y-y over | [G] you (cry over | [G] you)

Well, I | [C] never felt more like | [F] runnin' away
But | [C] how can I go when
| [F↓] I could- [Gdim7↓] n't [G7↑] stay with- | [F] out you,
| [G] you got me sing' the | [C] blues. | [C]

Instrumental (Over Verse Progression)
| [C] | [F] | [C] | [F↓][Gdim7↓][G7↑]   |
| [F] | [G] | [C] | [C] |

Chorus
Well if the | [F] moon and stars | [C] no longer shine
And the | [F] dream is gone that I | [C] thought was mine
There's | [F] nothin' left for | [C] me to do
But | [C↓] cry cry cry cry over | [G] you (cry over | [G] you)

Well, I | [C] never felt more like | [F] runnin' away
But | [C] how can I go when
| [F↓] I could- [Gdim7↓] n't [G7↑] stay with- | [F] out you,
| [G] you got me sing' the | [C] blues. | [C]
Stay with- | [F] out you, | [G↓] you got me sing' the blues. [Ending Riff] [C↓]


#Play along in this key with Gail Davies version.

#Capo 4th fret to play with original. Order of verses is different.
#Last Update 10/31/17 JJ
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House Of The Rising Sun
Traditional Folk Song


6/8 Fingerpicking Pattern
A|----------R-------|
E|-------M-----M----|
C|----I-----------I-|
G|-T----------------|
   1  &  2  &  3  &

Intro
| [Am]   | [C]   | [D]   | [F]  
| [Am]   | [E7]   | [Am]   | [E7]

There [Am] is a [C] house in [D] New Orleans [F]
They [Am] call the [C] Rising [E7] Sun [E7]
And it's [Am] been the [C] ruin of [D] many a poor [F] boy
And [Am] God I [E7] know I'm [Am] one [E7]

My [Am] mother [C] was a [D] tailor [F]
She [Am] sewed my [C] new blue [E7] jeans [E7]
My [Am] father [C] was a [D] gamblin' [F] man
[Am] Down in [E7] New Or- [Am] leans [E7]

Now the [Am] only [C] thing a [D] gambler [F] needs
Is a [Am] suitcase [C] and a [E7] trunk [E7]
And the [Am] only [C] time [D] he's satis- [F] fied
Is [Am] when he's [E7] on a [Am] drunk [E7]

He [Am] fills his [C] glasses up [D] to the [F] brim
And [Am] pushes those [C] cards a- [E7] round [E7]
The [Am] only [C] pleasure he [D] gets out of [F] life
Is [Am] rambling from [E7] town to [Am] town [E7]

Now [Am] tell my [C] baby [D] sister [F]
Not to [Am] do what [C] I have [E7] done [E7]
But [Am] shun that [C] house in [D] New Orleans [F]
They [Am] call the [E7] Rising [Am] Sun [E7]

Oh [Am] mother [C] tell your [D] children [F]
Not to [Am] do what [C] I have [E7] done [E7]
[Am] Spend your [C] lives in [D] sin and miser- [F] y
In the [Am] House of the [E7] Rising [Am] Sun [E7]

Well, I got [Am] one foot [C] on the [D] platform [F]
The [Am] other foot [C] on the [E7] train [E7]
I'm [Am] goin' [C] back to [D] New Orleans [F]
To [Am] wear that [E7] ball and [Am] chain [E7]

Well, there [Am] is a [C] house in [D] New Orleans [F]
They [Am] call the [C] Rising [E7] Sun [E7]
And it's [Am] been the [C] ruin of [D] many a poor [F] boy
And [Am] God I [E7] know I'm [Am] one [C] | [D] | [F]
| [Am] | [E7] | [Am] | [Am↓]


#Good tune for learning fingerpicking. Easy 6/8 (or 3/4) pattern.
#Though this version doesn't track directly with the Animals' famous rendition, you can still play along with it in this key.
#Last Updated 1/5/18 JJ
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Bluebird
Mark Knopfler (2012)


     Slow swing feel
4/4 | d - R u - u - - |
      1   2 &(3)&(4)


| [Dm] | [Dm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [Gm] | [Gm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [F]   | [Gm6] [A7] | [Dm] | [Dm↓] |   

Got [Dm] crows in my pasture
[Dm] ...Rats in my [Dm] barn   [Dm]                    
[Gm] ...Crows in my pasture, babe
[Gm] ...Rats in my [Dm] barn  [Dm]  
If I was [F] you, little bluebird
[Gm6] ...I'd [A7] up and find a- [Dm] nother farm  [Dm↓]    

I've got [Dm] nightshade in my meadow
[Dm] ...Ragweed in my [Dm] corn   [Dm]                    
[Gm] ...Nightshade in my [Gm] meadow              
And ragweed in my [Dm] corn   [Dm]  
If I was [F] you, little bluebird
[Gm6] ....  [A7] I'd be long  [Dm] gone [Dm↓]    

| [Dm] | [Dm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [Gm] | [Gm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [F]   | [Gm6] [A7] | [Dm] | [Dm↓] |   

Yes, I got [Dm] squirrels in my rafters
[Dm] ...Weevils in my [Dm] hay    [Dm]    
[Gm] ...Squirrels in my rafters
[Gm] ...Weevils in my [Dm] hay    [Dm]  
If I was [F] you, little bluebird
[Gm6] ...  I'd [A7] up and fly a- [Dm] way   [Dm] Fly away, baby

| [Dm] | [Dm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [Gm] | [Gm]   | [Dm] | [Dm] |   
| [F]   | [Gm6] [A7] | [Dm] | [Dm] | [Dm↓]


#Capo on 1st fret to play with original.
#Last Updated 7/3/18 JJ
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