Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, November 6th 2019 - 7pm (Doors 5:30)
Copperhead Road Steve Earle (Earle & Tony Brown, 1988)
Copper Kettle Joan Baez (Albert Frank Bedoe, 1953)
I'll Fly Away Alfred Brumley (1929)
Travailler c'est trop dur Zachary Richard (d'après folklore cajun)
Complainte du phoque en Alaska Beau Dommage (Michel Rivard, 1974)
Rainbow Connection Kermit (Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher, 1979)
Let Me Call You Sweetheart Leo Friedman & Beth Slater Whitson (1910)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington and Bob Russell (1940)
Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles (Hoagy Carmichael, 1930)
Breakdown Jack Johnson (2005)
In My Life The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1965)
Those Were The Days Mary Hopkins (Gene Raskin and Boris Fomin, 1968)
Beatles Medley The Beatles (arranged by Dan@MyUke)



Copperhead Road
Steve Earle (Earle & Tony Brown, 1988)


Intro Instrumental
| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [G]   | [G]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [D]   | [D]  

Well | [D] my name's John Lee | Pettimore   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
| [D] Same as my daddy and his | daddy before | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
You | [D] hardly ever saw Grand- | daddy down here   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
He | [D] only came to town about | twice a year   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
He'd buy a | [D] hundred pounds of yeast and some | copper line   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
| [D] Everybody knew that he | made moonshine   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  

Now the | [G] revenue man wanted | Grandaddy bad  
He | [D] headed up the holler with | everything he had
It's | [G] before my time but | I've been told
He | [D↓] never came back from Copperhead Road

Instrumental
| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [G]   | [G]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [D]   | [D]

Grand- | [D] Daddy ran the whiskey in a | big block Dodge | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
| [D] Bought it at an auction at the | Mason's Lodge | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
| [D] Johnson County Sheriff painted | on the side | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
Just | [D] shot a coat of primer then he | looked inside   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
Well | [D] him and my uncle tore that | engine down   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
I | [D] still remember that | rumblin' sound   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  

Well the | [G] sheriff came around in the | middle of the night
| [D] Heard mama cryin', knew | something wasn't right
He was | [G] headed down to Knoxville with the | weekly load
You could | [D↓] smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road

Instrumental
| [D↓↑↓↑↓]   | [D↓↑↓↑↓]   | [D↓↑↓↑↓]   | [D↓↑↓↑↓]
| [D] Hey↓ | [D]     | [D]     | [D]     |
| [D]       | [D]     | [D]     | [D]     |
| [G]       | [G]     | [D]     | [D]     |
| [G]       | [G]     | [D]     | [D]     |
| [D]       | [D]    

I volun- | [D] teered for the Army on | my birthday   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
They draft the | [D] white trash first, 'round | here anyway   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
I done | [D] two tours of duty in | Vietnam   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
| [D] I came home with a | brand new plan   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
I take the | [D] seed from Colombia and | Mexico   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  
I'd | [D] plant it up the holler down | Copperhead Road   | [D]   | [D] [Riff]  

Well the | [G] D.E.A.'s got a | chopper in the air
I | [D] wake up screaming like I'm | back over there
I | [G] learned a thing or two from ol' | Charlie don't you know
You | [D↓] better stay away from Copperhead Road

Instrumental Outro
| [D↓↑↓↑↓]   | [D↓↑↓↑↓]   | [D↓↑↓↑↓]   | [D↓↑↓↑↓]  Hey!
| [D] Whoa   | [D]     | [D]     | [D] Copperhead
| [D] Road   | [D]     | [D]     | [D] Copperhead
| [D] Road   | [D]     | [D]     | [D] Copperhead
| [D] Road   | [D]     | [D]     | [D↓]  


#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 06/08/18 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons



Copper Kettle
Joan Baez (Albert Frank Bedoe, 1953)


| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] kettle,   | [C]  
| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] coil,   | [C]  
| [E7] Cover it with | new- made | [Am] corn mash   | [Am]  
And | [Dm] never more... | ... you'll | [G] toil.   | [G]  

Chorus
You just | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |

| [C] My daddy, | [G] he made | [C] whiskey   | [C]  
| [C] ...My grand- | [G] mother he did | [C] too.   | [C]  
And | [E7] I ain't | paid my | [Am] income tax   | [Am]  
Since | [Dm] seventeen | ninety- | [G] two. | [G]  

Chorus
I just | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |

| [C] Build your | [G] fire with | [C] hickory,   | [C]  
| [C] Hickory and | [G] ash and | [C] oak,   | [C]  
Don't | [E7] use no | green or | [Am] rotten wood;   | [Am]  
They'll | [Dm] get you | by the | [G] smoke. | [G]  

Chorus
As you | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |

| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] kettle,   | [C]  
| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] coil,   | [C]  
| [E7] ...Cover it with | new- made | [Am] corn mash   | [Am]  
And | [Dm] never more... | ... you'll | [G] toil. | [G]  

Chorus
You just | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |
| [C↓] In the | [G↓] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [Am↓]    

#Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 10/07/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons



I'll Fly Away
Alfred Brumley (1929)


Intro:
| [G] | [G] |

| [G] Some glad | morning | when this life is | o'er |
| [C] I'll | ...fly a- | [G] way... | [G] |   
| [G] To a | home on | [Em] God's celestial | shore |
| [G] I'll | [D7] ...fly a- | [G] way | [G]

Chorus
| [G] I'll | ...fly a- | way, oh | glory |
| [C] I'll | ...fly a- | [G] way, in the | morning |
| [G] When I | die, halle- | [Em] lujah by and | [G] by |
| [A7] I'll | [D] ...fly a- | [G] way | [G] |

| [G] When the | shadows | of this life have | gone |
| [C] I'll | ...fly a- | [G] way | [G]
| [G] Like a | bird from | [Em] prison bars has | flown |
| [G] I'll | [D7] ...fly a- | [G] way | [G] |

Chorus
| [G] I'll | ...fly a- | way, oh | glory |
| [C] I'll | ...fly a- | [G] way, in the | morning |
| [G] When I | die, halle- | [Em] lujah by and | [G] by |
| [A7] I'll | [D] ...fly a- | [G] way | [G] |

| [G] Just a | few more | weary days and | then |
| [C] I'll | ...fly a- | [G] way | [G] |
| [G] To lead | on where | [Em] joy shall never | end |
| [G] I'll | [D7] ...fly a- | [G] way | [G] |

Chorus
| [G] I'll | ...fly a- | way, oh | glory |
| [C] I'll | ...fly a- | [G] way, in the | morning |
| [G] When I | die, halle- | [Em] lujah by and | [G] by |
| [A7] I'll | [D] ...fly a- | [G] way | [G] |

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Travailler c'est trop dur
Zachary Richard (d'après folklore cajun)


3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3


Intro
| [C] | [G7] | [F] | [C]  

Chorus
Travail- | [C] ler c'est trop | dur, et vo- | [F] ler c'est pas | [C] beau
D'mander | [C] la chari- | [G7] té, c'est quequ' | [F] chose qu'j'peux pas | [C] faire
Chaque | [C] jour que moi | j'vie, on m'de- | [F] mande de quoi | [C] j'vie
J'dis que | [C] j'vis sur l'a- | [G7] mour, et j'es- | [F] père dev'nir | [C] vieux

Verset 1
Et je | [C] prends mon vio- | lon, et j'at- | [F] trape mon ar- | [C] chet
Et je | [C] joue ma vieille | [G7] valse, pour | [F] faire mes amis dan- | [C] ser
Vous con- | [C] naissez mes chers a- | mis, la vie est | [F] bien trop | [C] courte
pour se | [C] faire des mi- | [G7] sères, allons | [F] danser ce | [C] soir.

Chorus
Travail- | [C] ler c'est trop | dur, et vo- | [F] ler c'est pas | [C] beau
D'mander | [C] la chari- | [G7] té, c'est quequ' | [F] chose qu'j'peux pas | [C] faire
Chaque | [C] jour que moi | j'vie, on m'de- | [F] mande de quoi | [C] j'vie
J'dis que | [C] j'vis sur l'a- | [G7] mour, et j'es- | [F] père dev'nir | [C] vieux

Verset 2
Moi je | [C] fais la mu- | sique, c'est | [F] presque tous les | [C] soirs,
Après | [C] trainer tout par- | [G7] tout, et puis | [F] chanter dans les whiskie | [C] bars,
Et des | [C] fois, tu con- | nais, j'aimerais | [F] lacher, puis m'em al- | [C] ler,
Mais j'suis | [C] venu ce | [G7] soir, pour le | [F] plaisir d'chan- | [C] ter.

Chorus
Travail- | [C] ler c'est trop | dur, et vo- | [F] ler c'est pas | [C] beau
D'mander | [C] la chari- | [G7] té, c'est quequ' | [F] chose qu'j'peux pas | [C] faire
Chaque | [C] jour que moi | j'vie, on m'de- | [F] mande de quoi | [C] j'vie
J'dis que | [C] j'vis sur l'a- | [G7] mour, et j'es- | [F] père dev'nir | [C] vieux

Verset Extra
Et je | [C] prends mon vieux | ch'val, et j'at- | [F] trape ma vieill' | [C]selle
Et je | [C] selle mon vieux ch' | [G7] val, pour al- | [F] ler chercher ma | [C] belle
Vers un | [C] grand bout de | glace, de St-An- | [F] toine à Beau- | [C] mont
Mais le | [C] long du grand Te- | [G7] xas, j'tai cher- | [F] ché bien long- | [C] temps

Chorus
Travail- | [C] ler c'est trop | dur, et vo- | [F] ler c'est pas | [C] beau
D'mander | [C] la chari- | [G7] té, c'est quequ' | [F] chose qu'j'peux pas | [C] faire
Chaque | [C] jour que moi | j'vie, on m'de- | [F] mande de quoi | [C] j'vie
J'dis que | [C] j'vis sur l'a- | [G7] mour, et j'es- | [F] père dev'nir | [C] vieux

Chorus
Travail- | [C] ler c'est trop | dur, et vo- | [F] ler c'est pas | [C] beau
D'mander | [C] la chari- | [G7] té, c'est quequ' | [F] chose qu'j'peux pas | [C] faire
Chaque | [C] jour que moi | j'vie, on m'de- | [F] mande de quoi | [C] j'vie
J'dis que | [C] j'vis sur l'a- | [G7] mour, et j'es- | [F] père dev'nir | [C] vieux

#Original en Sol (G). Capo sur 7ième frette pour jouer avec original.

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Complainte du phoque en Alaska
Beau Dommage (Michel Rivard, 1974)


3/4| d - D - D - |
     1   2   3


Cré | [C] moé, cré moé | pas,
Quelque part | [G] en Alas- | [E7] ka
Y'a un | [Dm] phoque qui s'en- | [G7] nuie en mau- | [Em7] dit | [A7]    
Sa | [Dm] blonde est par- | [G] tie | [B7] gagner sa | [Em] vie
Dans un | [Am] cirque aux | [D7] États-U- | [G] nis | [G7]    

Quand le | [C] phoque est tout | seul
Y r' | [G] garde le sol- | [E7] eil
Qui des- | [Dm] cend douc'ment | [G7] sur le glac- | [Em7] ier | [A7]    
Y | [Dm] pense aux É- | [G] tats en | [B7] pleurant tout | [Em] bas
C'est comme | [Am] ça quand ta | [D7] blonde t'a lâch- | [G] é | [G7] |     

Chorus
| [C] Ça | [G] vaut pas la | [Am] peine de lai- | [Em] sser ceux qu'on | [Am] aime
Pour all- | [Em] er faire tour- | [Dm] ner des ball- | [G7] ons sur son | [C] nez | [G7] |     
| [C] Ça fait | [G] rire les en- | [Am] fants, ça dure | [Em] jamais long- | [Am] temps
Ça fait | [Em] plus rire per- | [Dm] sonne quand les | [G7] enfants sont | [C] grands |
| [B7] Ou - ou | [Em] ou...   | [D7] ou -  ou | [G] ou... | [G7]    

Quand le | [C] phoque s'en- | nuie,
Y r'garde | [G] son poil qui | [E7] brille
Comme les | [Dm] rues d'New-York | [G7] après la | [Em7] pluie | [A7]    
Il | [Dm] rêve à Chica- | [G] go
à | [B7] Marilyn Mon- | [Em] roe
Il voud- | [Am] rait voir sa | [D7] blonde faire un | [G] show | [G7]    

C'est | [C] rien qu'une his- | toire
Je peux pas | [G] m'en faire à | [E7] croire
Mais des | [Dm] fois j'ai l'im- | [G] pression que c'est | [Em] moé | [A7]    
Qu'y est a- | [Dm] ssis sur la | [G] glace    
Les deux | [B7] mains dans la | [Em] face
Mon a- | [Am] mour est par- | [D] ti, pis | [G] j'm'ennuie | [G7]    

Chorus
| [C] Ça | [G] vaut pas la | [Am] peine de lai- | [Em] sser ceux qu'on | [Am] aime
Pour all- | [Em] er faire tour- | [Dm] ner des ball- | [G7] ons sur son | [C] nez | [G7] |     
| [C] Ça fait | [G] rire les en- | [Am] fants, ça dure | [Em] jamais long- | [Am] temps
Ça fait | [Em] plus rire per- | [Dm] sonne quand les | [G7] enfants sont | [C] grands |
| [B7] Ou - ou | [Em] ou...   | [D7] ou -  ou | [G] ou... | [G7]  

#Original en Mi bémol (Eb).

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Rainbow Connection
Kermit (Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher, 1979)


3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3

Intro

    G             Gsus
A||-----2---2---|-----3------ ||
E||---3---3---3-|---3-3------o||
C||-2-----------|-2----------o|| x 4
G||-------------|------------ ||


Intro
[G] [Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4]

[G] Why are there [Em] so many [Am] songs about [D7] rainbows
And [G] what's on the [Em] other [Am] side [D7]

[G] Rainbows are [Em] visions but [Am] only ill- [D7] usions
And [G] rainbows have [Em] nothing to [C] hide [C]

PreChorus
| [Cmaj7] So we've been | told and some | choose to be- | lieve it
| [F#m] I know they're | wrong wait and | see   | [F#m]

Chorus
[Am] Someday we'll [D7] find it
the [Bm7] rainbow con[E7]nection
The [Am] lovers the [D7] dreamers and
[G] me [Gsus4] [G] [Gsus4]

[G] Who said that [Em] ev'ry wish, would [Am] be heard and [D7] answered
When [G] wished on the [Em] morning [Am] star [D7]
[G] Somebody [Em] thought of that and [Am] someone be- [D7] lieved it
[G] Look what it's [Em] done so [C] far [C]

PreChorus
| [Cmaj7] What's so a- | mazing that | keeps us star | gazing
And | [F#m] what do we | think we might | see | [F#m]

Chorus
[Am] Someday we'll [D7] find it
the [Bm7] rainbow con- [E7] nection
The [Am] lovers the [D7] dreamers and
[G] me

Bridge
[D] All of us [Em] under its [G] spell
We [C] know that it's [G] probably [Am] ma- [D7] gic

[G] Have you been [Em] half asleep and [Am] have you heard [D7] voices
[G] I've heard them [Em] calling my [Am] name [D7]
[G] Is this the [Em] sweet sound that [Am] calls the young [D7] sailors
The [G] voice might be [Em] one and the [C] same [C]

| [Cmaj7] I've heard it | too many | times to i- | gnore it
It's | [F#m] something that | I'm s'posed to | be | [F#m]

Chorus
[Am] Someday we'll [D7] find it
the [Bm7] rainbow con- [E7] nection
The [Am] lovers the [D7] dreamers and
[G] me [Bm7] La da da [Em] dee da da [G] doo
La [C] la da da [D7] da dee da [G] doo [G↓]

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with original. This chart does not do the key change.

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Leo Friedman & Beth Slater Whitson (1910)


3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3


| [C] Let me | call you | sweetheart | [C]
I'm  in | [F] love | [A7] with | [D7] you | [D7] |
| [G7] Let me | hear you | whisper | [G7]
That you | [C] love | [Gdim7] me, | [G7] too | [G7] |

| [C] Keep the | lovelight | glowing | [C]
In  your | [F] eyes | [A7] so | [D7] true | [D7] |
| [F] Let me | [B7] call you | [C] 'Sweetheart' | [A7]
I'm in | [D7] love | [G7] with | [C] you. | [C] |

| [C]   | [C]     | [C]   | [C]   |
| [F]   | [A7]     | [D7] | [D7] |
| [G7] | [G7]     | [G7] | [G7] |
| [C]   | [Gdim7] | [G7] | [G7] |

| [C] Let me | call you | sweetheart | [C]
I'm  in | [F] love | [A7] with | [D7] you | [D7] |
| [G7] Let me | hear you | whisper | [G7]
That you | [C] love | [Gdim7] me, | [G7] too | [G7] |

| [C] Keep the | lovelight | glowing | [C]
In  your | [F] eyes | [A7] so | [D7] true | [D7] |
| [F] Let me | [B7] call you | [C] 'Sweetheart' | [A7]
I'm in | [D7] love | [G7] with | [C] you. | [C] |

#

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington and Bob Russell (1940)


Missed the Saturday | [C] dance |
| [C] Heard they crowded the | [A7] floor |
| [A7] Couldn't bear it with- | [D7] out you |
| [G7] Don't get around much any- | [C] more | [G7↓]

Thought I'd visit the | [C] club |
| [C] Got as far as the | [A7] door |
| [A7] They'd have asked me a- | [D7] bout you |
| [G7] Don't get around much any- | [C] more | [C7]  

Bridge
Oh | [F] Darling I | [Fm] guess my | [Cmaj7] mind's more at | [C7] ease  
But | [F] neverthe- | [Fm] less   | [Em7] why stir up memo- | [G7↓] ries

Been invited on | [C] dates |
| [C] Might have gone but what | [A7] for |
| [A7] Awfully different with- | [D7] out you |
| [G7] Don't get around much any- | [C] more | [Fm] | [C]  

#Play along with Inkspots version (1943) in this key. Ignore their intro verse.

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles (Hoagy Carmichael, 1930)


[G] Georgia, [B7]  Georgia, [Em7]
The [D] whole day [Cmaj7] through [C#dim7]
Just an [G] old sweet [E7] song
Keeps [Am] Georgia [D7] on my | [Cm7] mind [Bm7] | [Am7]  [D7]

I said [G] Georgia, [B7] Georgia  [Em7]
A [D] song of [Cmaj7] you  [C#dim7]
Comes as [G] sweet and [E7] clear
As [Am] moonlight [D7] through the | [G]  pines [C] | [G] [B7]

Chorus
[Em] Other [Am] arms reach [Em] out to [C7] me
[Em] Other [Am] eyes smile [Em] tender[A7] ly
[Em] Still in [Am] peaceful [G] dreams I [C#dim7] see
The [Bm] road leads [C#dim7] back to [Am] you [D7]

I said [G] Georgia, Ooh [B7] Georgia, [Em7]
no [D]  peace I [Cmaj7] find [C#dim7]
Just an [G] old sweet [E7] song
Keeps [Am] Georgia [D7] on my | [G] mind [C] | [G] [B7]

Chorus
[Em] Other [Am] arms reach [Em] out to [C7] me
[Em] Other [Am] eyes smile [Em] tender[A7] ly
[Em] Still in [Am] peaceful [G] dreams I [C#dim7] see
The [Bm] road leads [C#dim7] back to [Am] you [D7]

I said [G] Georgia, Ooh [B7] Georgia, [Em7]
no [D]  peace I [Cmaj7] find [C#dim7]
Just an [G] old sweet [E7] song
Keeps [Am] Georgia [D7] on my | [B7] mind | [Em7]
Keeps [Am] Georgia [D7] on my [G] mind

#Play along with Ray Charles in this key.

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Breakdown
Jack Johnson (2005)


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


Intro
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |

[C] I hope this old [Em] train breaks down
[Am] Then I could take a [G] walk around
[C] See what there [Em] is to see
[Am] Time is just a [G] melody
With all the [C] people in the street walkin' [Em] fast as there feet
Can take them, [Am] I just stroll through [G] town...
And though my [C] windows got a view, well the [Em] frame I'm lookin' through
Seems to [Am] have no concern for us [G] now

Chorus
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown

Instrumental
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |
| [C] | [Em] | [Am] | [G] |

[C] Well this engine [Em] screams out loud
[Am] Centipede goin' to [G] crawl Westbound
[C] So I don't even [Em] make a sound 'cos
[Am] It's all goin' to sting me [G] when I leave this town
And all the [C] people in the street that I'll [Em] never get to meet
If [Am] these tracks don't bend some- [G] how
And [C] I got no time that I [Em] got to get to where, [Am] I don't need to [G] be, so I

Chorus
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown

{C:Bridge
| [C] ... | [G] I want to [F] break on |
| [C] down... | [G] But I [F] can't stop |
| [C] now... | [G] Let me [F] break on |
| [C] down... | [G] [F]

But you [C] can't stop nothin' if you [Em] got no control
Of the [Am] thoughts in your mind that you [G] kept and you know
You [C] don't know nothin' but you [Em] don't need know
The [Am] wisdoms in the trees not the [G] glass windows
You [C] can't stop wishin' if you [Em] don't let go
Of the [Am] things that you find and you [G] lose you know
You [C] keep on rollin', put the [Em] moment on hold
The [Am] frames too bright, so put the [G] blinds down low

Chorus
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me just [G] breakdown
[C] I [Em] need this, [Am] old train to [G] breakdown
[C] Oh, [Em] please just, [Am] let me please [G] breakdown

Outro
[C] [Em] [Am] [G] I want to break on
[C] down... [Em] [Am] [G] But I can't stop
[C] now... [Em] [Am] [G]
[C] [Em] [Am] [G] [C↓]


#Play along with original in this key.
#Last Updated 6/28/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


In My Life
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1965)



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


There are [C] places [Em7] I'll re- [Am] member [C7]
All my [F] li- [Fm] -ife though [C] some have changed
Some for- [C] ever [Em7] not for [Am] better [C7]
Some have [F] go- [Fm] -one and [C] some remain

All these [Am] places had their [F] moments
With [Bb] lovers and friends, I [C] still can recall
Some are [Am] dead and some are [D] living
In [Fm] my life, I've [C] loved them all


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


But of [C] all these [Em7] friends and [Am] lovers [C7]
There is [F] no [Fm] one com- [C] pares with you
And these [C] memories [Em7] lose their [Am] meaning [C7]
When I [F] think of [Fm] love as [C] something new

Though I [Am] know I'll never lose af- [F] fection
For [Bb] people and things, that [C] went before
I [Am] know I'll often stop and think a- [D] bout them
In [Fm] my life, I'll [C] love you more

Instrumental
| [C] [G]   | [Am] [C7]   | [F] [Fm] | [C]   |
| [C] [G]   | [Am] [C7]   | [F] [Fm] | [C]   |

Though I [Am] know I'll never lose af- [F] fection
For [Bb] people and things, that [C] went before
I [Am] know I'll often stop and think a- [D] bout them
In [Fm] my life, I'll [C] love you more


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

In [Fm] my life, I'll [C] love you more

   C           G       C↓
A|---3-------|-2-----|-3
E|-0---0-1-3-|-3-----|-0
C|-0---------|-2-----|-0
G|-----------|-0-----|-0


#Original in key of A but it works well on the ukulele in key of C.

#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Those Were The Days
Mary Hopkins (Gene Raskin and Boris Fomin, 1968)




[Dm↓] Once upon a time there was a [Dm↓] tavern
[D7↓] Where we used to raise a glass or [Gm↓] two
Re- [Gm↓] member how we laughed away the [Dm↓] hours
And [E7↓] think of all the great things we would [A7↓] do

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] For we were [A7] young, and | sure to have our [Dm] way [Dm↓]
La la la [Dm] di, di-di, [D7] di-di-di [Gm] di, di-di
[Gm] Di di di [A7] di, di | di-di di-di [Dm] di [Dm↓]

[Dm↓] Then the busy years went rushing [Dm↓] by us
We [D7↓] lost our starry notions on the [Gm↓] way
[Gm↓] If by chance I'd see you in the [Dm↓] tavern
We'd [E7↓] smile at one another and we'd [A7↓] say

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] Those were the [A7] days, oh | yes, those were the [Dm↓] days
La la la [Dm] di, di-di, [D7] di-di-di [Gm] di, di-di
[Gm] Di di di [A7] di, di | di-di di-di [Dm] di [Dm↓]

[Dm↓] Just tonight I stood before the [Dm↓] tavern
[D7↓] Nothing seemed the way it used to [Gm↓] be
[Gm↓] In the glass I saw a strange re- [Dm↓] flection
[E7↓] Was that lonely woman really [A7↓] me?

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] Those were the [A7] days, oh | yes, those were the [Dm] days [Dm↓]

La da da [Dm] da, da da, [D7] la da da [Gm] la, da-da
[Gm] La da da [C] da, la [C7] da da da da [F] da  
[F] La da da [Gm] da, da-da, | la da da [Dm] da, da-da
[Dm] La da da [A7] da, la | da da da da [Dm] da   [Dm↓]

[Dm↓] Through the door there came familiar [Dm↓] laughter
I[D7↓] saw your face and heard you call my [Gm↓] name
[Gm↓] Oh my friend we're older but no [Dm↓] wiser
For [E7↓] in our hearts the dreams are still the [A7↓] same

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] Those were the [A7] days, oh yes, those were the [Dm↓] days

La da da [Dm] da, da da, [D7] la da da [Gm] la, da-da
[Gm] La da da [C] da, la [C7] da da da da [F] da  
[F] La da da [Gm] da, da-da, | la da da [Dm] da, da-da
[Dm] La da da [A7] da, la | da da da da [Dm] da, la da
[Dm] da da da [F] Da, la da da da [Gm] da, la la la la la [D↓] la

#Original in F#m. This chart is in Dm.

#[D][E7]
#Last Updated 10/21/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons


Beatles Medley
The Beatles (arranged by Dan@MyUke)


I Want To Hold Your Hand - Strum "DuDuDuDu"
Oh, yeah [G] I'll, tell you [D] something, [Em] I think you'll under- [B7] stand
When [G] I, say that [D] something, [Em] I wanna hold your [B7] hand
[1/2C] I wanna [1/2D7] hold your [1/2G] hand [1/2Em]
[1/2C] I wanna [1/2D7] hold your [G] hand

Oh, [G] please, say to [D] me, [Em] you'll let me be your [B7] man
And [G] please, say to [D] me, [Em] you'll let me hold your [B7] hand
[1/2C] Oh, let me [1/2D7] hold your [1/2G] hand [1/2Em]
[1/2C] I wanna [1/2D7] hold your [G] hand [G]

A Hard Day's Night - Strum "duDuduDu"
It's been a [1/2G] hard [1/2C] day's [G] night, and I've been [F] working like a [G] dog
It's been a [1/2G] hard [1/2C] day's [G] night. I should be [F] sleeping like a [G] log
But when I [C] get home to you, I find the [D] things that you do, will make me [1/2G] feel [1/2C] al- [G] right

You know I [1/2G] work [1/2C] all [G] day to get you [F] money to buy you [G] things
And it's [1/2G] worth it just to [1/2C] hear you [G] say you're gonna [F] give me ev'ry[G]thing
So why I [C] love to come home, 'cause when I [D] get you alone, you know I'll [1/2G] be [1/2C] o- [G] kay [G]

She Loves You - Strum "d-Du-udu"
You [G] think you've lost your [Em7] love, well, I [Bm] saw her yester- [D] day
It's [G] you she's thinking [Em7] of, and she [Bm] told me what to [D] say
She said she [G] loves you, and you [Gmaj7] know that can't be [Em7] bad [Em7]
Yes, she [Cm] loves you, and you | know you should be [D] glad [D]

She [G] said you hurt her [Em7] so, she [Bm] almost lost her [D] mind
But [G] now she said she [Em7] knows, you're [Bm] not the hurting [D] kind
She said she [G] loves you, and you [Gmaj7] know that can't be [Em7] bad [Em7]
Yes, she [Cm] loves you, and you | know you should be [D] glad, | oooh

She [Em7] loves you, yeah, | yeah, yeah
She [A7] loves you, yeah, | yeah, yeah
With a [Cm↓] love [Cm↓] like [Cm↓] that, you [D] know you should be [G] glad [G]

From Me To You - Strum "d-Du-udu"
If there's [C] anything that you [Am] want,
If there's [C] anything I can [G7] do
Just [F] call on me, and I'll [Am] send it along,
With [1/2C] love from [1/2G] me to [C] you

I got [C] everything that you [Am] want,
Like a [C] heart that's oh so [G7] true
Just [F] call on me, and I'll [Am] send it along,
With [1/2C] love from [1/2G] me to [C] you [C]

Ticket To Ride - Strum "d-Du-ud-"
I [A] think I'm gonna be | sad, I think it's to- | day, | yeah
The [A] girl that's drivin' me | mad is going a- [Bm7] way [E7]
[F#m] She's got a ticket to [D] ride,
[F#m] She's got a ticket to [Gmaj7↓] ri...hi...hide
[F#m] She's got a ticket to [E7] ride,
But she don't [A] care [A]

She [A] said that living with | me, was bringin' her | down, | yeah
[A] She would never be | free, when I was a- [Bm7] round [E7]
[F#m] She's got a ticket to [D] ride,
[F#m] She's got a ticket to [Gmaj7↓] ri...hi...hide
[F#m] She's got a ticket to [E7] ride,
But she don't [A] care [A]

Back In The USSR - Strum "DuDuDuDu"
[Z] [Z]

[A] Flew in from Miami Beach [D] B. O. A. C.
[C] Didn't get to bed last [D] night
[A] On the way the paper bag was [D] on my knee
[C] Man I had a dreadful [D] flight

I'm back in the U.S.S. [A] R.
[C] You don't know how lucky you [D] are boy
[D↓] Back in the U.S.S. [A] R. [D] [E7] [E7]

[A] Been away so long I hardly [D] knew the place
[C] Gee it's good to be back [D] home
[A] Leave it till tomorrow to un- [D] pack my case
[C] Honey disconnect the [D] phone

I'm back in the U.S.S. [A] R.
[C] You don't know how lucky you [D] are boy
[D↓] Back in the U.S.S. [A] R. [D] [E7] [A↓]

#Thanks for this Medley Dan from www.myuke.ca
#Last Updated 11/02/19 JJ
Visit UkeboxLessons