Songbook -
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)
Thunder (No Bridge) Imagine Dragons (2017)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (IZ) Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s Version (1990)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Singin’ In The Rain Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown (1929)
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus (Don Von Tress, 1991)
Act Naturally The Beatles (Johnny Russell & Voni Morrison, 1963)
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson (Fred Rose, 1975)
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)
Cotton Fields Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)
Paperback Writer The Beatles (Lennon & McCartney, 1966)



You Are My Sunshine
Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1939)



4/4 | d - D u - u d u |

Chorus
You are my [C] sunshine, my only sunshine [C7]
You make me [F]  happy when skies are [C] gray [C7]
You'll never [F]know dear, how much I [C] love you
[Am] Please don't [C] take my [G7] sunshine a- [C] way

The other [C] night dear, as I lay sleeping [C7]
I dreamed I [F] held you in my [C] arms [C7]
But when I a[F] woke, dear, I was mis[C]taken [Am]
So I [C]hung my [G7] head and I [C] cried. [G7]

Chorus
You are my [C] sunshine, my only sunshine [C7]
You make me [F] happy when skies are [C] gray [C7]
You'll never [F] know dear, how much I [C] love you
[Am] Please don't [C] take my [G7] sunshine a- [C] way

I'll always [C] love you and make you happy, [C7]
If you will [F] only say the [C] same. [C7]
But if you [F] leave me and love a- [C] nother [Am]
You'll [C] regret it [G7] all some- [C] day]

Chorus
You are my [C] sunshine, my only sunshine [C7]
You make me [F] happy when skies are [C] gray [C7]
You'll never [F] know dear, how much I [C] love you
[Am] Please don't [C] take my [G7] sunshine a- [C] way

You told me [C] once, dear, you really loved me [C7]
And no one [F] else could come bet- [C] ween. [C7]
But not you've [F] left me and love ano- [C] ther [Am]
You have [C] shattered [G7] all of my [C] dreams.

Chorus
You are my [C] sunshine, my only sunshine [C7]
You make me [F] happy when skies are [C] gray [C7]
You'll never [F] know dear, how much I [C] love you
[Am] Please don't [C] take my [G7] sunshine a- [C] way


#Last Updated 7/10/17 JD
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Cotton Fields
Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter, 1940)



Try with 'Carter' Picking (Alternating Thumb)
4/4 | T3 - D -  T4 - D - |   or   4/4 | T3 - D u  T4 - D u |
      1    2    3    4                  1    2    3    4


Intro
| [A]   |   [E7]   |   [A]   |   [A]
When   |   [A]  I was a little bitty   |   baby my Mama would  
| [D]  rock me in my   |   [A] cradle
In them   |   [A]  old...   |   cotton fields back   |   [E7]  home   |   [E7]
When   |   [A]  I was a little bitty   |   baby my Mama would  
| [D]  rock me in my   |   [A] cradle
In them   |   [A] old...   |   [E7]  cotton fields back   |   [A]  home   |   [A]

Chorus
Now when them   |   [D]  cotton bolls get   |   rotten
You can't   |   [A]  pick very much   |   cotton
In them   |   [A] old...   |   cotton fields back   |   [E7] home   |   [E7]
It was   | [A] down in Louisi- | ana
Just about a   |   [D] mile from Texar- | [A] kana
In them   |   [A] old...   |   [E7]  cotton fields back   |   [A]  home   |   [A]

It was   |   [A] over in Arkan- | sas the people asked  
|   [D]  me what I come here   |   [A]  for
In them   |   [A]  old...   |   cotton fields back   |   [E7]  home   |   [E7]
It was   |   [A] over in Arkan- | sas the people asked  
|   [D]  me what I come here   |   [A]  for
In them   |   [A] old...   |   [E7]  cotton fields back   |   [A]  home   |   [A]

Chorus
Now when them   |   [D]  cotton bolls get   |   rotten
You can't   |   [A]  pick very much   |   cotton
In them   |   [A] old...   |   cotton fields back   |   [E7] home   |   [E7]
It was   | [A] down in Louisi- | ana
Just about a   |   [D] mile from Texar- | [A] kana
In them   |   [A] old...   |   [E7]  cotton fields back   |   [A]  home   |   [A]

It   |   [A] may  sound a little bit   |   funny,  but you
| [D]  can't make too much   |   [A]  money
In them   |   [A] old...   |   cotton fields back   |   [E7] home   |   [E7]
It   |   [A] may sound a little bit   |   funny,  but you
| [D]  can't make too much   |   [A]  money
In them   |   [A] old...   |   [E7]  cotton fields back   |   [A]  home   |   [A]

Chorus
Now when them   |   [D]  cotton bolls get   |   rotten
You can't   |   [A]  pick very much   |   cotton
In them   |   [A] old...   |   cotton fields back   |   [E7] home   |   [E7]
It was   | [A] down in Louisi- | ana
Just about a   |   [D] mile from Texar- | [A] kana
In them   |   [A] old...   |   [E7]  cotton fields back   |   [A]  home   |   [A]


#Folk Standard that's great fun to sing.
#We'll often play it in key of C but most online versions seem to be in Key of A (as shown here).
#Try using an alternating thumb picking pattern: 'Carter Picking'
#Last Updated 1/5/18 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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