Ukebox Pub Night - Thursday, August 13th, 2020 - 7pm
2 Chord Wheels On the Bus Medley Various
Best Day Of My Life (Key of C) American Authors (2013)
Scars To Your Beautiful (Simplified) Alessia Cara (2016)
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) - Key of C Daniel Alomia Robles (melody) Paul Simon (english words)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Three Little Birds (Key of C) Bob Marley (1975)
Shake It Off Taylor Swift (2014)



2 Chord Wheels On the Bus Medley
Various


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

The Wheels on the Bus
The | [F] wheels on the bus go | [F] round and round |   
| [C7] Round and round, | [F] round and round  
The | [F] wheels on the bus go | [F] round and round |
| [C7] All through the | [F] town

The | [F] people on the bus | [F] go up and down |
| [C7] Up and down, | [F] up and down
The | [F] people on the bus go | [F] up and down |
| [C7] All through the | [F] town

The | [F] wipers on the bus go | [F] swish, swish, swish. |
| [C7] Swish, swish, swish. | [F] Swish, swish, swish.
The | [F] wipers on the bus go | [F] swish, swish, swish, |
| [C7] All through the | [F] town |

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The | [F] itsy bitsy | [F] spider went |
| [C7] up the water | [F] spout |

| [F] Down came the | [F] rain and |
| [C7] washed the spider | [F] out |

| [F] Out came the | [F] sun and |
| [C7] dried up all the | [F] rain

And the | [F] itsy bitsy | [F] spider went |
| [C7] up the spout a- [F] gain

Alouette, gentille alouette
Chorus
| [F] Alouette, | [C7] gentille alou- [F] ette, |   
| [F] Alouette, | [C7] je te plume- [F] rai. |   

[F↓] Je te plumerai la tête.
[C7↓] Je te plumerai la [F↓]  tête.
[C7↓] Et la tête!
[C7↓] Et la tête!
[C7↓] Alouette!
[C7↓] Alouette!
[C7↓] Oh!

Chorus
| [F] Alouette, | [C7] gentille alou- [F] ette, |   
| [F] Alouette, | [C7] je te plume- [F] rai. |   

[F↓] Je te plumerai le bec.
[C7↓] Je te plumerai le [F↓]  bec.
[C7↓] Et le bec.
[C7↓] Et le bec.
[C7↓] Et la tête!
[C7↓] Et la tête!
[C7↓] Alouette!
[C7↓] Alouette!
[C7↓] Oh!

Chorus
| [F] Alouette, | [C7] gentille alou- [F] ette, |   
| [F] Alouette, | [C7] je te plume- [F] rai. |   

The Wheels on the Bus
The | [F] wheels on the bus go | [F] round and round |   
| [C7] Round and round, | [F] round and round  
The | [F] wheels on the bus go | [F] round and round |
| [C7] All through the | [F] town



Best Day Of My Life (Key of C)
American Authors (2013)


I | [C] had a dream so big and loud
I | [C] jumped so high I touched the clouds
| [F] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah | [F] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

I | [C] stretched my hands out to the sky
We | [C] danced with monsters through the night
| [F] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah | [F] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

I'm | [C] never gonna look back, who-oah
I'm | [C] never gonna give it up, no-o-o
| [F] Please don't wake me | [F↓] now...

Chorus
| [C] Oo! ooo oo-oo-oo   |
| [C] Oo! This is gonna be the best day of my | [F] li-i-ife
My | [F] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife
| [C] Oo! ooo oo-oo-oo   |
| [C] Oo! This is gonna be the best day of my | [F] li-i-ife
My | [F↓] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife

| [C] | [C] | [C] | [C]
| [F] | [F] | [F] | [F↓]

I | [C] howled at the moon with friends
And | [C] then the sun came crashing in
| [F] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah | [F] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

But | [C] all the possibilities
No | [C] limits just epiphanies
| [F] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah | [F] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

I'm | [C] never gonna look back, who-oah
I'm | [C] never gonna give it up, no-o-o
| [F] Just don't wake me | [F↓] now

Chorus
| [C] Oo! ooo oo-oo-oo   |
| [C] Oo! This is gonna be the best day of my | [F] li-i-ife
My | [F] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife
| [C] Oo! ooo oo-oo-oo   |
| [C] Oo! This is gonna be the best day of my | [F] li-i-ife
My | [F↓] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife

| [C] | [C] | [C] | [C]
| [F] | [F] | [F] | [F↓]

Bridge
| [C↓] I hear it calling | [C↓] outside my window |
| [C↓] I feel it in my | [C↓] soul (soul)
The | [C↓] stars were burning so bright
The | [C↓] sun was out 'til midnight
| [C↓] I say we lose con- | [C↓] tro-o-ol (contro-o-o-o | [C↓] ol)

Chorus
| [C] Oo! ooo oo-oo-oo   |
| [C] Oo! This is gonna be the best day of my | [F] li-i-ife
My | [F] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife
| [C] Oo! ooo oo-oo-oo   |
| [C] Oo! This is gonna be the best day of my | [F] li-i-ife
My | [F↓] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife

#Capo on 2nd fret to play along with original.

#Last Updated 11/08/20 JJ
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Scars To Your Beautiful (Simplified)
Alessia Cara (Caracciolo, Felder, Tillman, Wansel, Franks, 2016)


      Strumming:
4/4 | D   D   D   D   |  or   4/4 | Dudu Dudu Dudu Dudu |
      1   2   3   4                 1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a


| [F] ...She just wants to | [Am] be... beautiful she goes   |
| [F] ...Unnoticed, she knows | [Am] ... no limits she craves |
| [F] ...Attention, she | [Am] praises... an image   |
She | [F] prays to be... sculpted by the | [F] sculptor

Oh, she don't
| [F] see... the light that's shin- | [Am] ing... deeper than the eyes can find |
| [F] it... Maybe we have made her blind so | [Am] she tries to cover up her   |
| [F] pain...And cut her woes a- | [Am] way... 'cause covergirls don't   |
| [F] cry ... after their face is | [F↓] made

Chorus
But there's a
| [F] hope that's waiting for you in the | [Am] dark... you should know you're |
| [F] beautiful just the way you | [Am] are... and you don't have to   |
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your |
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh...
Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh... and you don't have to   |
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your |
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...   |

| [F] ...She has dreams to | [Am] be... an envy, so   |
| [F] she's... starving you know, | [Am] covergirls eat nothing she   |
| [F] says... "Beauty is pain and there's beauty in   |
| [Am] everything" "What's a little bit of hunger?" |
| [F] "I could go a little while longer,"   | [F] She fades away

She don't
| [F] see... her perfect, she don't | [Am] understand she's worth it or that |
| [F] beauty goes deeper than the surface, oh oh | [Am]  Oh oh oh... So to   |
| [F] all the girls that's hurting... Let me | [Am] be your mirror... help you see a   |
| [F] little bit clearer | [F↓] The light that shines within

Chorus
There's a
| [F] hope that's waiting for you in the | [Am] dark... you should know you're |
| [F] beautiful just the way you | [Am] are... and you don't have to   |
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your |
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh...
Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh... and you don't have to |
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your |
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Bridge (Acapella)
No better you than the you that you are
(No better you than the you that you are)

No better life than the life we're living
(No better life than the life we're living)

No better time for your shine, you're a star
(No better time for your shine, you're a star)

Oh, you're beautiful, oh, you're beautiful


Chorus
There's a
| [F] hope that's waiting for you in the | [Am] dark... you should know you're |
| [F] beautiful just the way you | [Am] are... and you don't have to   |
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your |
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh...
Oh oh | [F] oh    oh oh oh | [Am] oh... and you don't have to   |
| [F] change a thing the world could change its | [Am] heart... No scars to your |
| [F] beautiful... We're stars and we're | [F] beautiful...

#Play along with original in this key.
#Passing G Chords have been removed to make it more beginner friendly.

#Last Updated 07/08/20 JJ
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El Condor Pasa (If I Could) (Key of C)
Daniel Alomia Robles (melody) Paul Simon (english words)


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


I'd | rather be a | sparrow than a | [C] snail... |
| [C]... Yes I | [C] would... | ...if I | could... | I surely |
| [Am] would... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Am]


Chorus
A- | [F] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [F]
Like a | [C] swan... | that's here and | gone | [C]
A | [F] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [F] He gives the | [C] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [C] It's saddest | [Am] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Am]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Am]

I'd | [Am] rather be a | hammer than a | [C] nail... |
| [C]... Yes I | [C] would... | if I only | could... | I surely |
| [Am] would... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Am]

Chorus
A- | [F] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [F]
Like a | [C] swan... | that's here and | gone | [C]
A | [F] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [F] He gives the | [C] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [C] It's saddest | [Am] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Am]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Am]


I'd | [Am] rather be a | forest than a | [C] street... |
| [C]... Yes I | [C] would... | ... if I | could... | I surely |
| [Am] would... | [Am]

Chorus
A- | [F] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [F]
Like a | [C] swan... | that's here and | gone | [C]
A | [F] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [F] He gives the | [C] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [C] It's saddest | [Am] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Am]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Am]

I'd | [Am] rather feel the | earth beneath my | [C] feet... |
| [C]... Yes I | [C] would... | if I only | could... | I surely |
| [Am] would... | [Am]

Chorus
A- | [F] way, I'd | rather sail a- | way | [F]
Like a | [C] swan... | that's here and | gone | [C]
A | [F] man... gets | tied up to the | ground... |
| [F] He gives the | [C] world... | it's saddest | sound |
| [C] It's saddest | [Am] sound... | ... Mmm- | mm mm mmm |
| [Am]... Mmm- | mm mm mmm | [Am]

#Here is a very nice easy beginner song, especially in the key of C.

#Last Updated 3/23/19 JJ
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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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Three Little Birds (Key of C)
Bob Marley (1977)


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

Intro:
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [C]
Chorus
Don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing | [C]
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right | [C]
Singin' don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing | [C]
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right | [C]

Rise up this | [C] mornin', | smiled with the | [G7] risin' sun | [G7]
Three little | [C] birds, | pitch by my | [F] doorstep | [F]
Singin' | [C] sweet songs, | of melodies | [G7] pure and true | [G7]
Sayin' | [F] this is my | message to you- | [C] ou-ou | [C]

Chorus
Singin' don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing | [C]
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right | [C]
Singin' don't | [C] worry   | (don't worry), about a | thing | [C]
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right | [C]

Rise up this | [C] mornin', | smiled with the | [G7] risin' sun | [G7]
Three little | [C] birds, | pitch by my | [F] doorstep | [F]
Singin' | [C] sweet songs, | of melodies | [G7] pure and true | [G7]
Sayin' | [F] this is my | message to you- | [C] ou-ou | [C]

Chorus
Singin' don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing | (worry about a thing oh)
| [F] Every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right (don't worry) | [C]
Singin' don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing (I won't worry) | [C]
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right | [C]

Singin' don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing | [C]
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right (I won't worry) | [C]
Singin' don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing | [C]
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right | [C]
Singin' don't | [C] worry, | ...about a | thing | [C] (oh no)
'Cause | [F] every little thing, | gonna be all | [C] right | [C↓]


#Original in key of A. This chart is in Key of C.
#Last Updated 08/11/20 JJ
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Shake It Off
Taylor Swift (2014)


I stay out too
| [Am] late... | [Am] ... Got nothin' in my |
| [C] brain... | [C] ... That's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm... That's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm...

I go on too many
| [Am] dates... | [Am] ... But I can't make 'em |
| [C] stay... | [C] ...At least that's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm... That's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm

Pre-Chorus
But I keep | [Am] cruisin', Can't stop, won't stop |
| [C] movin', It's | like I got this |
| [G] music | in my mind sayin' |
| [G] it's gonna be al- | [G↓] right (tap, tap, tap)

Chorus
'Cause the | [Am] players gonna play, play, | play, play, play
And the | [C] haters gonna hate, hate, | hate, hate, hate, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | off

Heart- | [Am] breakers gonna break, break, | break, break, break
And the | [C] fakers gonna fake, fake, | fake, fake, fake, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | [G↓] off

I never miss a
| [Am↓] beat... | [Z] ... I'm lightening on my |
| [C↓] feet... | [Z] ... And that's what they don't |
| [G] see... mm | mmm... That's what they don't |
| [G] see... mm | mmm...

I'm dancing on my
| [Am] own (dancing on my | own) I'll make the moves up as I |
| [C] go (moves up as I | go) And that's what they don't |
| [G] know... mm | mmm... That's what they don't |
| [G] know... mm | mmm

Pre-Chorus
But I keep | [Am] cruisin', Can't stop, won't stop |
| [C] groovin', It's like I got this |
| [G] music | in my mind sayin' |
| [G] it's gonna be al- | [G↓] right (tap, tap, tap)

Chorus
'Cause the | [Am] players gonna play, play, | play, play, play
And the | [C] haters gonna hate, hate, | hate, hate, hate, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | off

Heart- | [Am] breakers gonna break, break, | break, break, break
And the | [C] fakers gonna fake, fake, | fake, fake, fake, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | [G] off   |

| [Am] Shake it off, I shake it | off, I, I
I | [C] shake it off, I shake it | off, I, I
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | off, I, I
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | [G↓] off

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 08/11/20 JJ
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