Ukebox Pub Night - Wednesday, December 4th 2019 - 7pm (Doors 5:30)
Down On the Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty, 1969)
Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger (George Jackson & Thomas Jones, 1978)
Do You Believe In Magic? The Lovin’ Spoonful (John Sebastian, 1965)
Crocodile Rock Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1972)
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen (1984)
Histoire d'antan Gérard Jean (1970)
Piano Man Billy Joel (1973)
What A Song Should Do Tim Hicks (2018)
Stompa Serena Ryder (Ryder/Bettis, 2012)
You're So Vain Carly Simon (1971)
Your Song Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1970)
***Extras*** (Themed Songs for 2nd set)
American Pie Don McLean (1971)
Singin' The Blues Gail Davies (Melvin Endsley, 1956)



Down On The Corner
Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty, 1969)


      Main Strumming Rhythm
4/4 | D u d u D - - - | D u - u D - - - |
      1       3         1 &   & 3
      Easy Version
4/4 | D - - - D - - - |
      1       3  

Intro - Verse Progression
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |
| [F] | [F] | [C] | [C] |
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |

| [C] Early in the | evenin' | [G] just about supper | [C] time |
| [C] Over by the | courthouse they're | [G] starting to un- | [C] wind. |
| [F] Four kids on the | corner | [C] trying to bring you | up. |
| [C] Willy picks a | tune out and he | [G] blows it on the | [C] harp. |

Chorus
| [F] Down on the | [C] corner, | [G] out in the | [C] street
Willy and the | [F] Poorboys are | [C] playin'
Bring a | [G] nickel, tap your | [C] feet.

| [C] Rooster hits the | washboard and | [G] people just got to | [C] smile |
| [C] Blinky, thumps the | gut bass and | [G] solos for a- | [C] while. |
| [F] Poorboy twangs the | rhythm out | [C] on his kalama- | zoo. |
| [C] Willy goes in- | to a dance and | [G] doubles on ka- | [C] zoo. |

Chorus
| [F] Down on the | [C] corner, | [G] out in the | [C] street
Willy and the | [F] Poorboys are | [C] playin'
Bring a | [G] nickel, tap your | [C] feet.

Instrumental - Verse Progression
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |
| [F] | [F] | [C] | [C] |
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |

Chorus
| [F] Down on the | [C] corner, | [G] out in the | [C] street
Willy and the | [F] Poorboys are | [C] playin'
Bring a | [G] nickel, tap your | [C] feet.

Instrumental - Verse Progression
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [C] |

| [C] You don't need a | penny | [G] just to hang a- | [C] round
But | [C] if you've got a | nickel, won't you | [G] lay your money | [C] down? |
| [F] Over on the | corner | [C] there's a happy | noise. |
| [C] People come from | all around to | [G] watch the magic | [C] boy. |

Chorus
| [F] Down on the | [C] corner, | [G] out in the | [C] street
Willy and the | [F] Poorboys are | [C] playin'
Bring a | [G] nickel, tap your | [C] feet.
| [F] Down on the | [C] corner, | [G] out in the | [C] street
Willy and the | [F] poorboys are | [C] playin'
Bring a | [G] nickel, tap your | [C] feet. [C↓]


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Old Time Rock and Roll
Bob Seger (George Jackson & Thomas Jones, 1978)


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

Intro

A|-5-5-5-5-5-3-2-0-| Play 2x

Just take those old records | [D] off the shelf |
| [D] I'll sit and listen to 'em | [G] by myself |
| [G] Today's music ain't | [A] got the same soul |
| [A] I like that old time | [D] rock and roll |

| [A] Don't try and take me to a | [D] disco |
| [D] You'll never even get me | [G] out on the floor |
| [G] In ten minutes I'll be | [A] late for the door |
| [A] I like that old time | [D] rock and roll |

Chorus
| [A] Still like that old time | [D] rock and roll |
| [D] That kind of music just | [G] soothes my soul |
| [G] I reminisce about the | [A] days of old |
| [A] With that old time | [D] rock and roll | [A] |

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

| [A] Won't go and hear 'em play a | [D] tango |
| [D] I'd rather hear some blues or | [G] funky old soul |
| [G] There's only one sure way to | [A] get me to go |
| [A] Start playin' old time | [D] rock and roll |

| [A] Call me a relic, call me | [D] what you will |
| [D] Say I'm old fashioned, say I'm | [G] over the hill |
| [G] Today's music ain't | [A] got the same soul |
| [A] I like that old time   | [D] rock and roll

Chorus
| [A] Still like that old time | [D] rock and roll |
| [D] That kind of music just | [G] soothes my soul |
| [G] I reminisce about the | [A] days of old |
| [A] With that old time | [D] rock and roll | [A] |

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

Chorus
| [A] Still like that old time | [D] rock and roll |
| [D] That kind of music just | [G] soothes my soul |
| [G] I reminisce about the | [A] days of old |
| [A] With that old time | [D] rock and roll | [A] |

(With Clapping)
| Still like that old time | rock and roll |
| That kind of music just | soothes my soul |
| I reminisce about the | days of old |
| With that old time | rock and roll |

| [A] Still like that old time | [D] rock and roll |
| [D] That kind of music just | [G] soothes my soul |
| [G] I reminisce about the | [A] days of old |
| [A] With that old time | [D] rock and roll | [A] |
| [A] Still like that old time | [F↓] rock and roll

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#Last Updated 11/03/18 JJ
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Do You Believe In Magic?
The Lovin' Spoonful (John Sebastian, 1965)


Intro:
| [Dm] [Em] | [F]  [Em] |   
| [Dm] [Em] | [F]  [G]   | [G]

Do you believe in [C] magic in a [F] young girl's heart?
How the [C] music can free her, when- [F] ever it starts
And it's [C] magic, if the [F] music is groovy
It [C] makes you feel happy like an [F] old- time movie
I'll [Dm] tell you about the [Em] magic, and it'll [F] free your [Em] soul
But it's like [G] trying to tell a stranger 'bout, rock and roll

[G] If you believe in [C] magic don't [F] bother to choose
If it's [C] jug band music or [F] rhythm and blues
Just go and [C] listen it'll [F] start with a smile
It won't [C] wipe off your face no matter [F] how hard you try
Your [Dm] feet start [Em] tapping and you [F] can't seem to [Em] find
How you [G] got there, so just blow your mind

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

If you believe in [C] magic, come a- [F] long with me
We'll [C] dance until morning 'til there's [F] just you and me
And [C] maybe, if the [F] music is right
I'll [C] meet you tomorrow, sort of [F] late at night
And [Dm] we'll go [Em] dancing baby, [F] then you'll [Em] see
How the [G] magic's in the music and the music's in me
[F] Yeah, do you believe in [C] magic [C]

Yeah, [F] believe in the [Em] magic of a young [F] girl's [Em] soul
Be- [F] lieve in the [Em] magic of [F] rock and [Em] roll
Be- [F] lieve in the [Em] magic that can [F] set you [Em] free
[G] Ohh, talking 'bout the [F] magic

[F] Do you believe in [C] magic
[C] Do you believe, be- [F] lieve
[F] Do you believe in [C] magic [C↓]


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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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Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen (1984)


Strumming
6 | 8 | d D D d D D |  or  6/8 | D u d u d u D u d u d u |
         1 2 3 4 5 6              1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 &


   6/8 Fingerpicking    or
A|-R--------R--------|      A|----------R--------|
E|----M--------M-----|      E|-------M-----M-----|
C|-------I--------I--|      C|----I-----------I--|
G|-T--------T--------|      G|-T-----------------|
   1  2  3  4  5  6            1  2  3  4  5  6

Intro
[C] | [G7] | [C] | [G7]
Now I've | [C] heard there was a | [Am] secret chord
That | [C] David played and it | [Am] pleased the Lord
But | [F] you don't really | [G7] care for music | [C] do you | [G7]
It | [C] goes like this, the | [F] fourth, the [G7] fifth
The | [Am] minor fall, the | [F] major lift
The | [G7] baffled king com- | [E7] posing halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]

Chorus
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [C] lu- | [G7] u-
| [C] jah | [G7]   |

Your | [C] faith was strong but you | [Am] needed proof
You | [C] saw her bathing | [Am] on the roof
Her | [F] beauty and the | [G7] moonlight over- | [C] threw you | [G7]
She | [C] tied you to her | [F] kitchen [G7] chair
She | [Am] broke your throne and she | [F] cut your hair
And | [G7] from your lips she | [E7] drew the halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]

Chorus
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [C] lu- | [G7] u-
| [C] jah | [G7]   |

Now | [C] maybe there's a | [Am] God above
As for me | [C] all I've ever | [Am] learned from love
Is | [F] how to shoot at some- | [G7] one who out- | [C] drew you | [G7]
But it's not a | [C] cry that you | [F] hear at [G7] night
It's | [Am] not somebody who has | [F] seen the light
It's a | [G7] cold and it's a | [E7] broken Halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]

Chorus
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [C] lu- | [G7] u-
| [C] jah | [G7]   |

| [C] Baby I've been | [Am] here before
I've | [C] known this room and I've | [Am] walked this floor
You see | [F] I used to live a- | [G7] lone before I | [C] knew you | [G7]
And I've | [C] seen your flag on the | [F] marble [G7] arch
And | [Am] love is not a | [F] victory march
It's a | [G7] cold and it's a | [E7] lonely Halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]

Chorus
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [C] lu- | [G7] u-
| [C] jah | [G7]   |

There was a | [C] time, when you | [Am] let me know
| [C] What's really going | [Am] on below
But | [F] now you never | [G7] show that to me, do | [C] you? | [G7]
Now re- | [C] member when I | [F] moved in [G7] you
And the | [Am] holy dove was | [F] moving too
And | [G7] every breath we | [E7] drew was Halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]

Chorus
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [C] lu- | [G7] u-
| [C] jah | [G7]   |

I | [C] did my best, but it | [Am] wasn't much
I | [C] couldn't feel, so I | [Am] learned to touch
I've | [F] told the truth, I | [G7] didn't come to | [C] fool you | [G7]
And | [C] even though it | [F] all went [G7] wrong
I'll | [Am] stand before the | [F] Lord of Song
With | [G7] nothing on my | [E7] tongue but halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]

Chorus
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [C] lu- | [G7] jah
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [Am] lujah | [Am]
Halle- | [F] lujah, | ...halle- | [C] lu- | [G7] u- | [C↓] jah



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Histoire d'antan
Gérard Jean (1970)


3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3


[Am] Sur une mon- [Dm] tagne dans un [Am] pays loin- [E7] tain
[Am] Vivait une [G] belle aux longs [C] cheveux châ- [E7] tains
[Dm] Puis un beau [G] jour dans ce [C] pays loin- [A7] tain
[Dm] Un trouba- [G] dour une gui- [C] tare à la [A7] main
[Dm] Est arri- [G] vé en chan- [C] tant ce re- [A7] frain
[Dm] Ce  [G] re-  [C] frain

Chorus
[A] Quand il y au- [Dm] ra [G] plus de so- [C] leil
[F] Quand les é- [Bb] toiles [E7] auront so- [Am] mmeil
[A] Quand l'eau de [Dm] mer [G] voudras vo- [C] ler
[F] Moi je ne [Bb] voudrai [E7] plus t'ai- [Am] mer

[Am] Sur la mon- [Dm] tagne un jour [Am] il est a- [E7] llé
[Am] Devinez [G] donc ce qu'il [C] a pu trou- [E7] ver
[Dm] La belle châ- [G] taine assise [C] sur un ro- [A7] cher
[Dm] Il a vou- [G] lu tout de [C] suite l'épou- [A7] ser
[Dm] Et d'une voix [G] douce il se [C] mit à chan- [A7] ter
[Dm] À  [G] chan- [C] ter

Chorus
[A] Quand il y au- [Dm] ra [G] plus de so- [C] leil
[F] Quand les é- [Bb] toiles [E7] auront so- [Am] mmeil
[A] Quand l'eau de [Dm] mer [G] voudras vo- [C] ler
[F] Moi je ne [Bb] voudrai [E7] plus t'ai- [Am] mer

[Am] Et le jour [Dm] même dans une [Am] petite cha- [E7] pelle
[Am] Il a pro- [G] mis à la [C] terre et au [E7] ciel
[Dm] De ne ja- [G] mais, jamais [C] quitter sa [A7] belle
[Dm] Et quand ils [G] sont sortis [C] de la cha- [A7] pelle
[Dm] L'orgue ento- [G] nnait ce re- [C] frain éter- [A7] nel
[Dm] É -   [G] ter -   [C] nel

Chorus
[A] Quand il y au- [Dm] ra [G] plus de so- [C] leil
[F] Quand les é- [Bb] toiles [E7] auront so- [Am] mmeil
[A] Quand l'eau de [Dm] mer [G] voudras vo- [C] ler
[F] Moi je ne [Bb] voudrai [E7] plus t'ai- [Am] mer

[Am] Comme ce [Dm] prince de la [Am] pluie et [E7] du vent
[Am] Je viens ma [G] belle pour t'of- [C] frir ce [E7] chant
[Dm] Daigne l'accuei- [G] llir comme [C] d'un a- [A7] mant
[Dm] Toi, tu se- [G] ras la rose [C] de mon prin- [A7] temps
[Dm] Et nous chante- [G] rons en tout [C] lieu en tout [A7] temps
[Dm] En [G] tout [C] temps

Chorus
[A] Quand il y au- [Dm] ra [G] plus de so- [C] leil
[F] Quand les é- [Bb] toiles [E7] auront so- [Am] mmeil
[A] Quand l'eau de [Dm] mer [G] voudras vo- [C] ler
[F] Moi je ne [Bb] voudrai [E7] plus t'ai- [Am] mer

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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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What A Song Should Do
Tim Hicks (2018)


    Sparse Verse Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u - u|
      1   2 &   &   &

Intro
[C] [Csus4] [C] [Csus4]

If it don't make ya [C] dance, [Csus4] it better make ya [C] think  [Csus4]
If it don't get you [C] sober, [Csus4] it better make ya [C] drink  [Csus4]

Yeah, it's what you [Am] drive to, cry to [F] make you feel alive to
[C] When you got nothing left to [F] lose
If they don't get you [C] laughin', or break your heart in [G] two
That's what a song should [C] do [F↓]

Chorus
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah (hell yeah) [F] me, too (me too)
[C] Yeah, that's what a song should [G] do
It should make you feel [Am] alright (alright) [F] all night (all night)
[C] ...The four chords and the [G] truth, that's what a song should [C] do  [Csus4]

It's that old [C] record, [Csus4] your daddy used to [C] play  [Csus4]
It's that first [C] dance, [Csus4] on your weddin' [C] day  [Csus4]

Pre-Chorus
Yeah, it should [Am] shape you, change you
[F] Break you down and break through
[C] Like you got nothing left to [F] prove
Worthy of [C] words on your tat- [G] too,
That's what a song should [C] do  [Csus4]

Chorus
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah (hell yeah) [F] me, too (me too)
[C] Yeah, that's what a song should [G] do
It should make you feel [Am] alright (alright) [F] all night (all night)
[C] ...The four chords and the [G] truth, yeah
It should be the [Am] soundtrack singing every moment of your life
The [F] beat that'll keep the party going 'til the sunrise
[C] Can't help but sing along [G] to
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah, oh me, [F↓] too
That's what a song should [C] do, [Csus4] oh, yeah

(Whoa- [Am] whoa - oh- oh- [F] oh)
That's what a song should [C] do
That's what a song should [G] do
(Whoa- [Am] whoa - oh- oh- [F] oh)
It should mean something to [C] you [G]

So what keeps it [C] going
[Csus4] What puts that flicker in your [C] flame
[Csus4] And when your candle [C] burns out
[Csus4] What song they gonna [C↓] play, what song they gonna [NC] play

Chorus
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah (hell yeah) [F] me, too (me too)
[C] Yeah, that's what a song should [G] do
It should make you feel [Am] alright (alright) [F] all night (all night)
[C] ...The four chords and the [G] truth, yeah
It should be the [Am] soundtrack singing every moment of your life
The [F] beat that'll keep the party going 'til the sunrise
[C] Can't help but sing along [G] to
It should make you go [Am↓] hell, yeah, oh me, [F↓] too
That's what a song should [C↓] do

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Stompa
Serena Ryder (Ryder/Bettis, 2012)


[Em] People, [G] ...working every [Am] night and day [C]  
[B] Never give your- [Em] self no time
[G] ...Got too many [Am] bills to pay [C]     [B]  
[Em] Slow down, [G] ...nothing's gonna [Am] disappear  [C]  
[B] If you give your- [Em] self some room
[G] ...To move to the [Am] music you hear   [C]    [B]  

Chorus
[B] Gotta get [Em] up... [G] ...listen to [Am] me    [C]    
[B] Clappa your [Em] hands... [G] ...stompa your [Am] feet  [C]     [B]  

[Em] People [G] ...looking for the [Am] great escape  [C]    
[B] Looking to the [Em] greener side [G] ...Trying to find a [Am] better way  [C]     [B]        
[Em] Slow down [G] ...open up your [Am] big brown eyes  [C]    
[B] Feel the rhythm [Em] in your heart [G] ...You don't even [Am!] need to try    

Chorus
Gotta get [Em] up... [G] ...listen to [Am] me    [C]    
[B] Clappa your [Em] hands... [G] ...stompa your [Am] feet  [C]    
[B] Nothing is [Em] wrong... [G] ...if you move to the [Am] beat  [C]  
[B] Clappa your [Em] hands... [G] ...stompa your [Am] feet  [C]    
[B] Stompa your [Em] feet     [Em]        [Em]       [Em]  

Bridge
When you [C] can't seem to [Em] shake off all the [Am] feelings that are [Am] breaking
Little [C] pieces of the [Em] music that's in [Am] you [Am]                    
...All the [C] pain that you [Em] feel
I can [G] prove it's not [Em] real                  
[Am] ...There's just one [Am] thing you gotta [B] do  [B]  

[Em]  [G]  [Am]  [C]  [B]  
[Em]  [G]  [Am]  [C]  [B]  

Chorus
Gotta get [Em] up... [G] ...listen to [Am] me    [C]    
[B] Clappa your [Em] hands... [G] ...stompa your [Am] feet  [C]    
[B] Nothing is [Em] wrong... [G] ...if you move to the [Am] beat  [C]  
[B] Clappa your [Em] hands... [G] ...stompa your [Am] feet  [C]    
[B] Stompa your [Em] feet... [G] ...Stompa your [Am] feet  [C]  [B] [Em↓]              
  

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You're So Vain
Carly Simon (1971)


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


You | [Am] walked into the par- | ty like you were | [F] walking onto a | [Am] yacht
Your hat stra- | tegic'lly dipped be- | low one eye
Your | [F] scarf it was apri- | [Am] cot
You had | [F↓] one eye [G↓] in the | [Em7↓] mirror [Am↓] as you | [F↓] watched
yourself ga- | [C↓] votte,
And all the | [1/2G] girls dreamed that |   [F] they'd be your partner |
They'd be your partner, and...

Chorus
[C] You're so |   vain, you | [F] probably think this song is a- | [C] bout you
You're so |   [Am] vain, I'll | [F] bet you think this song is a- | [G] bout you
Don't you? |   Don't you? ...

You |   [Am] had me several | years ago when I | [F] was still quite na- | [Am] ive
Well you |   said that we made such a |   pretty pair
And | [F] that you would never | [Am] leave
But you |   [F↓] gave a- [G↓] way the | [Em7↓] things you [Am↓] loved and | [F↓]
one of them was |   [C↓] me
I had some | [1/2G] dreams, they were | [F] clouds in my coffee |
| [F] Clouds in my coffee, and...

Chorus
[C] You're so |   vain, you | [F] probably think this song is a- | [C] bout you
You're so |   [Am] vain, I'll | [F] bet you think this song is a- | [G] bout you
Don't you? |   Don't you? ...

Instrumental
| [Am] | [Am] | [F] | [Am] |
| [Am] | [Am] | [F] | [Am] |
| [F↓] [G↓] | [Em7↓] [Am↓] | [F↓] | [C↓]
I had some | [1/2G] dreams, they were | [F] clouds in my coffee |
| [F] Clouds in my coffee, and...

Chorus
[C] You're so |   vain, you | [F] probably think this song is a- | [C] bout you
You're so |   [Am] vain, I'll | [F] bet you think this song is a- | [G] bout you
Don't you? |   Don't you? ...

Well I | [Am] hear you went up to | Saratoga and
[F] your horse nat'rally | [Am] won
Then you | flew your lear jet up to | Nova Scotia
To see the | [F] total eclipse of the | [Am] sun
Well you're | [F↓] where you [G↓] should be | [Em7↓] all the [Am↓] time
and | [F↓] when you're not you're | [C↓] with
Some underworld | [1/2G] spy or the | [F] wife of a close friend |
| [F] Wife of a close friend, and...

Chorus
[C] You're so |   vain, you | [F] probably think this song is a- | [C] bout you
You're so |   [Am] vain, I'll | [F] bet you think this song is a- | [G↓] bout you
[G↓] Don't you? |   [G↓] Don't you? ...


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Your Song
Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1970)


     Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &
   Fingerpicking (SAS Rhythm)
  
  |-------I---------|
4 |---I-------I-----|
4 |-T-----------M---|
  |-----T-----------|
    1 & 2 & - & 4 -


Intro
| [D] | [G] | [A] | [G] |

| [D] It's a little bit | [G] funny, | [A] this feeling in- | [F#m] side |
| [Bm] I'm not one of | those who can | easily | [G] hide |
| [D] I don't have much | [A] money, but, | [F#m] boy if I | [Bm] did |
| [D] I'd buy a big | [Em7] house where | [G] we both could | [A] live | [A] |

| [D] If I was a | [G] sculptor, | [A] but then again, | [F#m] no
Or a | [Bm] man who makes | potions in a | travelling | [G] show
I | [D] know it's not | [A] much but it's the | [F#m] best I can | [Bm] do
| [D] My gift is my | [Em7] song, and | [G] this one's for you | [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] And you can tell | [Bm] everybody | [Em7] this is your | [G] song |
| [A] It may be | [Bm] quite simple but | [Em7] now that it's | [G] done |
| [Bm] I hope you don't mind, | I hope you don't mind, | that I put down in | [G↓] words
How | [D↓] wonderful | [Em7↓] life is while | [G] you're in the world | [A] | [A] |

| [D] | [G] | [A] | [G] |

| [D] I sat on the | [G] roof | [A] and kicked off the | [F#m] moss
Well a | [Bm] few of the | verses, well it | got me quite | [G] cross |
| [D] But the sun's been | [A] quite kind, | [F#m] while I wrote this | [Bm] song |
| [D] It's for people like | [Em7] you that | [G] keep it turned | [A] on | [A] |

| [D] So excuse me | [G] forgetting, | [A] but these things I | [F#m] do |
| [Bm] You see I've for- | gotten if they're | green or they're | [G] blue |
| [D] Anyway, the thing is, | [A] what I really | [F#m] mean | [Bm]   |
| [D] Yours are the | [Em7] sweetest eyes | [G] I've ever seen | [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] And you can tell | [Bm] everybody | [Em7] this is your | [G] song   |
| [A] It may be | [Bm] quite simple but | [Em7] now that it's | [G] done   |
| [Bm] I hope you don't mind, | I hope you don't mind, | that I put down in | [G↓] words
How | [D↓] wonderful | [Em7↓] life is while | [G] you're in the world | [A] | [A] |
| [Bm] I hope you don't mind, | I hope you don't mind, | that I put down in | [G↓] words
How | [D↓] wonderful | [Em7↓] life is while | [G] you're in the world |
| [D] | [G] | [A] | [G] | [D↓]


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American Pie
Don McLean (1971)



Varies but mostly  | d - D u - u d u |

A [C↓] long [G↓] long [Am7↓] time ago...
[Dm↓] I can still re- [F↓]member
How that [Am↓] music used to make me [G↓] smile
And [C↓] I knew [G↓] if I had [Am7↓] my chance
That [Dm↓] I could make those [F↓] people dance
And [Am↓] maybe they'd be [F↓] happy for a [G↓] while

[Am] But February [Dm] made me shiver
[Am] With every paper [Dm] I'd deliver
[F] Bad news [C] on the [Dm] doorstep;
I [F] couldn't take one [G] more step

I [C] can't re- [G] member if I [Am] cried
When I [Dm7] read about his [G] widowed bride,
But [C] something [G] touched me [Am] deep inside
The [F] day the [G7] Music [C] Died [F]     [C], so...

Chorus
[C] Bye [F] bye Miss A- [C] merican [G] Pie
Drove my [C] Chevy to the [F] levy but the [C] levy was [G] dry  
And them [C] good old [F] boys were drinking [C] whiskey and [G] rye  
Singin' [Am] this'll be the day that I [D7] die
[Am] This'll be the day that I [G7] die

Strumming Picks Up
[C] Did you write the [Dm] book of love
And do [F] you have faith in [Dm] God above?
[Am] If the Bible [G] tells you so [G]
Do [C] you be- [G] lieve in [Am] Rock 'n Roll?  
Can [Dm7] music save your [F] mortal soul?
And [Am] can you teach me [D7] how to dance [G] real slow?

Well, I [Am] know that you're in [G] love with him
'cause I [Am] saw you dancin' [G] in the gym
You [F] both kicked [C] off your [G] shoes,
Man, I [F] dig those [C] rhythm and [G7] blues  

I was a [C] lonely [G] teenage [Am] broncin' buck
With a [Dm] pink carnation and a [F] pickup truck
But [C] I knew [G] I was [Am] out of luck
The [F] day the [G7] Music [C] Died [F]      [C]
I started [G7] singin' ....

Chorus
[C] Bye [F] bye Miss A- [C] merican [G] Pie
Drove my [C] Chevy to the [F] levy but the [C] levy was [G] dry  
And them [C] good old [F] boys were drinking [C] whiskey and [G] rye  
Singin' [Am] this'll be the day that I [D7] die
[Am] This'll be the day that I [G7] die

Now for [C] ten years we've been [Dm] on our own
And [F] moss grows fat on a [Dm] rollin' stone,
[Am]  But that's not how it [G] used to be [G]
When the [C] jester [G] sang for the [Am] King and Queen,
In a [Dm7] coat he borrowed [F] from James Dean
And a [Am] voice that [D7] came from you and [G] me [G]
  
Oh, and [Am] while the King was [G] looking down,
The [Am] jester stole his [G] thorny crown,
The [F] courtroom [C] was ad- [G] journed;
No [F] verdict was re- [G7]turned,
And while [C] Lennon [G] read a [Am] book of Marx,
The [Dm] court kept practice [F] in the park,  
And [C] we sang [G] dirges [Am] in the dark
The [F] day the [G7] Music [C] Died [F]... [C]...We were [G7] singin'...

Chorus
[C] Bye [F] bye Miss A- [C]merican [G] Pie
Drove my [C] Chevy to the [F] levy but the [C] levy was [G] dry  
And them [C] good old [F] boys were drinking [C] whiskey and [G] rye  
Singin' [Am] this'll be the day that I [D7] die
[Am] This'll be the day that I [G7] die

[C] Helter-Skelter [Dm] in the summer swelter,
The [F] Byrds flew off with a [Dm] fallout shelter,
[Am] Eight Miles High and [G] falling fast [G]
It [C] landed [G] foul out [Am] on the grass,
The [Dm7] players tried for a [F] forward pass,
With the [Am] jester on the [D7] sidelines in a [G] cast [G]

Now the [Am] half-time air was [G] sweet perfume
While the [Am] sergeants played a [G] marching tune,
[F] We all got [C] up to [G] dance,
But we [F] never got the [G7] chance!
'Cause the [C] players [G] tried to [Am] take the field;
The [Dm] marching band re- [F]fused to yield,
Do [C] you re- [G]call what [Am] was revealed,
The [F] day the [G7] Music [C] Died? [F]      [C]
We started [G7] singin' ...

Chorus
[C] Bye [F] bye Miss A- [C]merican [G] Pie
Drove my [C] Chevy to the [F] levy but the [C] levy was [G] dry  
And them [C] good old [F] boys were drinking [C] whiskey and [G] rye  
Singin' [Am] this'll be the day that I [D7] die
[Am] This'll be the day that I [G7] die

Oh, and [C] there we were all [Dm] in one place,
[F] A generation [Dm] Lost in Space
With [Am] no time left to [G] start again. [G]
So come on: [C] Jack be nimble, [Am] Jack be quick!
[Dm7] Jack Flash sat on a [F] candlestick
'Cause [Am] fire is the [D7] Devil's only [G] friend

Oh, and [Am] as I watched him [G] on the stage
My [Am] hands were clenched in [G] fists of rage,
[F] No angel [C] born in [G] hell
Could [F] break that Satan's [G7] spell,
And as the [C] flames climbed [G] high in- [Am] to the night
[Dm] To light the sacri- [F]ficial rite,
I saw [C] Satan [G] laughing [Am] with delight
The [F] day the [G7] Music [C] Died [F] [C]... He was [G7] singin' ...

Chorus
[C] Bye [F] bye Miss A- [C]merican [G] Pie
Drove my [C] Chevy to the [F] levy but the [C] levy was [G] dry  
And them [C] good old [F] boys were drinking [C] whiskey and [G] rye  
Singin' [Am] this'll be the day that I [D7] die
[Am] This'll be the day that I [G7] die

I [C↓] met a [G↓] girl who sang the [Am↓] blues
And I [Dm↓] asked her for some [F↓] happy news,
But [Am↓] she just smiled and turned [G↓] away,
I [C↓] went down [G↓] to the sacred [Am7↓] store
Where I'd [Dm↓] heard the music [F↓] years before,
But the [Am↓] man there said the [D7↓] music wouldn't [G↓] play

[Am] And in the streets children screamed,
The [Am] lovers cried, and the [Dm] poets dreamed  
But [F] not a [C] word was [Dm] spoken;
The [F] church bells all were [G7] broken,
And the [C] three men [G] I ad- [Am]mire most:
The [Dm7] Father, Son and the [F] Holy Ghost,
Why, they [C] caught the [G] last train [Am] for the coast
The [F] day the [G7] Music [C] Died... And they were singing...

Chorus
[C] Bye [F] bye Miss A- [C]merican [G] Pie
Drove my [C] Chevy to the [F] levy but the [C] levy was [G] dry  
And them [C] good old [F] boys were drinking [C] whiskey and [G] rye  
Singin' [Am] this'll be the day that I [D7] die
[Am] This'll be the day that I [G7] die

They were singing
[C] Bye [F] bye Miss A- [C]merican [G] Pie
Drove my [C] Chevy to the [F] levy, but the [C] levy was [G] dry,
And [C] good old [F] boys were drinking [C] whiskey and [G] rye
Singin' [F] this'll be the [G] day that I [C↓] die [F↓] [C↓]


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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↓]


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#Capo 4th fret to play with original. Order of verses is different.
#Last Update 10/31/17 JJ
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