Songbook - March & April 2018
Closer To Fine Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers, 1989)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1963)
Major Tom Peter Schilling (1983)
Pull Me Through Jim Cuddy (2006)
Remember Me From Pixar's "Coco" (Robert Lopez/Kristen Anderson-Lopez, 2017)
Ripple Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter, 1970)
San Francisco Bay Blues Eric Clapton (Jesse Fuller, 1955)
Unchain My Heart Ray Charles (Bobby Sharp, 1961)



Closer To Fine
Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers, 1989)


   General Strum Pattern
4/4 | d - D - - u d u |
      1   2     & 4 &

Intro
| [C] | [Gsus4] | [Csus4] | [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑] |
| [C] | [Gsus4] | [Csus4] | [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑] |

I'm [C] trying to tell you [Gsus4] something 'bout my [Csus4] life [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
Maybe [C] give me insight [Gsus4] between black 'n [Csus4] white [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
And the [G] best thing you've ever done for [F] me
Is to [G] help me take my life less serious- [F] ly
It's only life [C] after all [Gsus4] yeah [Csus4] [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]

Well [C] darkness has a [Gsus4] hunger that's in- [Csus4] satiable [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
And [C] lightness has a [Gsus4] call that's hard to [Csus4] hear [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
I [G] wrapped my fear around me like a [F] blanket
I [G] sailed my ship of safety till I [F] sank it I'm crawling on your [C] shores [Csus4] [C↓]

Chorus
I [G] went to the | doctor I [F] went to the [C] mountains
I [G] looked to the | children I [F] drank from the [C] fountains
There's [G] more than one | answer to these [F] questions
[F] Pointing me in a [C] crooked line [Csus4] [C↓]
And the [G] less I seek my | source for some de- [F↓] finitive
Closer I [C] am to fi- [Gsus4][Csus4] ine
The [G] closer I [C] am to fi- [Gsus4][Csus4] ine [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]

I [C] went to see the [Gsus4] doctor of phil- [Csus4] osophy [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
With a [C] poster of Ras- [Gsus4] putin
And a [Csus4] beard down to his [Gsus4↓] knee [G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
He [G] never did marry or [F] see a B grade movie
He [G] graded my performance he [F] said he could see through me
I spent [C] 4 years prostrate [Gsus4] to the higher [Csus4] mind
Got my [G] paper and I was [C] free [Csus4] [C↓]

Chorus
I [G] went to the | doctor I [F] went to the [C] mountains
I [G] looked to the | children I [F] drank from the [C] fountains
There's [G] more than one | answer to these [F] questions
[F] Pointing me in a [C] crooked line [Csus4] [C↓]
And the [G] less I seek my | source for some de- [F↓] finitive
Closer I [C] am to fi- [Gsus4][Csus4] ine
The [G] closer I [C] am to fi- [Gsus4][Csus4] ine [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]

| [G] | [G] | [F] | [F] |
| [G] | [G] | [F] | [F] |

I [C] stopped by the [Gsus4] bar at 3 A- [Csus4] M [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
To seek [C] solace in a [Gsus4] bottle or [Csus4] possibly a [Gsus4↓] friend [G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑]
And I [G] woke up with a headache like my [F] head against a board
[G] Twice as cloudy as I'd been the [F] night before
And I went in seeking [C] clarity [Csus4] [C↓]

Chorus
I [G] went to the | doctor I [F] went to the [C] mountains
I [G] looked to the | children I [F] drank from the [C] fountains
We [G] go to the | doctor we [F] go to the [C] mountains
We [G] look to the | children we [F] drink from the [C] fountains
We [G] go to the | bible we [F] go through the [C] workout
We [G] read up on re- | vival we [F↓] stand up for the [C↓] lookout
There's [G] more than one | answer to these [F] questions
[F] Pointing me in a [C] crooked line [Csus4] [C↓]
And the [G] less I seek my source for some de- [F↓] finitive
Closer I [C] am to fi- [Gsus4][Csus4] ine
[G] Closer I [C] am to fi- [Gsus4][Csus4] ine
[G] Closer I [C] am to fi- [Gsus4][Csus4] ine [Gsus4↓][G↑][Gsus2↑][G↑] [C↓]


#Capo on 9 to try along with original.
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1963)


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

Intro
[Bb↓↑] | [C] [Bb↓↑] | [C] [Bb↓↑] | [C] |   

| [C7] Oh yeah |
| [F] I'll, tell you | [C] something
| [Dm] I think you'll under- | [A] stand
When | [F] I, say that [C] something
| [Dm] I wanna hold your [A7] hand
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [F] hand [Dm] |
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [F] hand

Oh | [F] please, say to | [C] me
| [Dm] you'll let me be your | [A] man
And | [F] please, say to [C] me
| [Dm] you'll let me hold your | [A7] hand
| [Bb] Oh let me [C7] hold your | [F] hand [Dm] |
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [F] hand

Bridge
| [Cm] And when I | [F] touch you I feel |
| [Bb] happy in- | [Gm] side   |
| [Cm] It's such a | [F] feeling that my | [Bb] love
[Bb↓↑] I can't | [C] hide...
[Bb↓↑] I can't | [C] hide...
[Bb↓↑] I can't | [C] hide... | [C7]

Yeah | [F] you, got that | [C] something
| [Dm] I think you'll under- | [A] stand
When | [F] I, say that | [C] something
| [Dm] I wanna hold your | [A7] hand
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [F] hand [Dm] |
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [F] hand |

Bridge
| [Cm] And when I | [F] touch you I feel |
| [Bb] happy in- | [Gm] side   |
| [Cm] It's such a | [F] feeling that my | [Bb] love
[Bb↓↑] I can't | [C] hide...
[Bb↓↑] I can't | [C] hide...
[Bb↓↑] I can't | [C] hide... | [C7]

Yeah | [F] you, got that | [C] something
| [Dm] I think you'll under- | [A] stand
When | [F] I, feel that | [C] something
| [Dm] I wanna hold your | [A7] hand |
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [F] hand [Dm]   |
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [A] hand |
| [Bb] I wanna [C7] hold your | [Bb] hand | [F↓]


#Capo on 1st fret to play with Beatles.
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Major Tom
Peter Schilling (1983)


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

Intro
[Em] | [Em] | [Em] | [Em]
[Em] | [Em] | [Em] | [Em]
[Am] | [Am] | [Em] | [Em]

[Em] Standing there alone, | the ship is waiting
[Am] All systems are go, [D] Are you sure?
[Em] Control is not convinced, | but the computer
[Am] Has the evidence, [D] "no need to a- [C] bort"
[Am] The countdown [Em] starts | [Em]

[Em] Watching in a trance, | the crew is certain
[Am] Nothing left to chance, [D] all is working
[Em] Trying to relax, | up in the capsule
[Am] "Send me up a drink," [D] jokes Major [C] Tom
[Am] The count goes [Em] on... | [Em]

Chorus
[Bm] 4, 3, 2, 1
[G] Earth be- [D] low us, [Am] drifting, [C] falling
[G] Floating [D] weightless, [Am] calling, [C] calling
[Em] home... | [Em] | [Em] | [Em] |
[Am] | [Am] | [Em] | [Em] |

[Em] Second stage is cut, | we're now in orbit
[Am] Stabilizers up, [D] running perfect
[Em] Starting to collect, | requested data
[Am] What will it effect, [D] when all is [C] done
[Am] Thinks Major [Em] Tom | [Em]

[Em] Back at ground control, | there is a problem
[Am] Go to rockets full, [D] not responding
[Em] "Hello Major Tom, | are you receiving
[Am] Turn the thrusters on, [D] we're standing [C] by"
[Am] There's no re- [Em] ply | [Em]

Chorus
[Bm] 4, 3, 2, 1
[G] Earth be- [D] low us, [Am] drifting, [C] falling
[G] Floating [D] weightless, [Am] calling, [C] calling
[G] home... | [D] | [Am] | [C] |
[G] | [D] | [Am] | [C] |
[Em] | [Em] |

[Em] Across the stratosphere, | a final message
[Am] "Give my wife my [D] love,"
Then [Em] nothing | more | [Am] | [D] | [C] | [Am]

[Em] Far beneath the ship, | the world is mourning
[Am] They don't realize, [D] he's alive
[Em] No one understands, | but Major Tom sees
[Am] Now the light commands, [D] this is my [C] home
[Am] I'm coming [Em] home | [Em] | [Bm] | [Bm]

Chorus
[G] Earth be- [D] low us, [Am] drifting, [C] falling
[G] Floating [D] weightless, [Am] coming [C] home
[G] Earth be- [D] low us, [Am] drifting, [C] falling
[G] Floating [D] weightless, [Am] coming [C] home
[G] Earth be- [D] low us, [Am] drifting, [C] falling
[G] Floating [D] weightless, [Am] coming, [C] coming
[G] Home... [D] [Am] [C]
[G] Home... [D] [Am] [C]
[G] Home... [D] [Am] [C]
[G] Home... [D] [Am] [C] [G↓]


#Play along in this key.
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Pull Me Through
Jim Cuddy (2006)


      Slow Ballad
4/4 | D - D - D - D u |

Intro
| [C] [F↓] [Am↓] | [G] |
| [C] [F↓] [Am↓] | [G] |

There's | [C] paper scattered on the lawn
| [Em] Birds up on the line
There's | [F] letters left unopened here
There | [C] never is the [G] time
There's | [C] messages I should return
And | [Em] people I should call
I'm still | [F] tripping over echoes
Left | [C] lying in the [G] hall

Pre-Chorus
There's a | [Em] light comes through the darkness
| [Am] Slowly to my eyes
You can | [F] fall back here forever  
I just | [Gsus4] never realized [G]
| [C] Time won't [F↓] let [Am↓] me | [G] go
And | [C] every [F↓] night [Am↓] I | [G] know

Chorus
That you could | [C] pull me through
You could | [G] always pull me through
| [Am] Even when I'm lying here
| [F] Drowning in my blues
You | [C] take the sting [G] out of the rain
And | [Am] bring the sun back [F] up again
| [C] You could [G] always pull me | [C] through

We | [C] stood outside together
And we | [Em] laughed like ancient friends
Then we | [F] lay down in a field
Just where the | [C] road begins and [G] ends

I | [C] see you in the mirror
And I | [Em] watch you from afar
My | [F] friends all think I'm crazy
But I | [C] know the way things [G] are

Pre-Chorus
| [Em] Outside I hear voices
| [Am] Underneath the moon
And I'm | [F] grateful for whatever breaks
The si- | [Gsus4] lence in this [G] room

| [C] Time won't [F↓] let [Am↓] me | [G] go
And | [C] every [F↓] night [Am↓] I | [G] know

Chorus
That you could | [C] pull me through
You could | [G] always pull me through
| [Am] Even when I'm lying here
| [F] Drowning in my blues
You | [C] take the sting [G] out of the rain
And | [Am] bring the sun back [F] up again
| [C] Darlin' you could [G] always pull me | [C] through |

Instrumental
| [F] | [F] | [Bb] | [Bb]  

I | [C] hope you're traveling well now
And there's | [Em] stars over your head
And I | [F] hope the river carries you
| [C] Everywhere you [G] said

I | [C] miss the way you look at me
The | [Em] way you wear your hair
I | [F] miss the conversations we left
| [C] Hanging in the [G] air

Pre-Chorus
| [Em] Late at night I wake up
| [Am] Wonder what's been done
But I | [F] know our life together
Will go | [Gsus4] on and [G] on | [Gsus4]  [G] |

Chorus
That you could | [C] pull me through
You could | [G] always pull me through
| [Am] Wrap your arms around me and
| [F] Chase away my blues
You | [C] take the sting [G] out of the rain
And | [Am] bring the sun back [F] up again
| [C] You could [G] always pull me | [Am] through  [F]  
| [C] You could [G] always pull me | [C] through

Outro
| [F] | [F] | [Bb] | [Bb] | [C↓]  


#Play along with orginal in this key.
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Remember Me
From Pixar's "Coco" (Robert Lopez/Kristen Anderson-Lopez, 2017)


Remember | [C] me
Though I | [Fm6]  have to say goodbye
Remember | [C] me
Don't | [Bb7] let it make you [E7] cry
For | [Am] even if I'm far away I
| [Gm7] hold you in my [C] heart |
I | [F] sing a secret song to you each |
| [Fm6↓] night we are a- [Dm7↓] part

Remember | [C] me
Though I | [Fm6] have to travel far
Remember | [C] me
Each time | [Gm7] you hear a sad [C] guitar |
| [F] Know that I'm with you the only |
| [Em↓] way that [E7↓] I can [Am↓] be [Cm↓]...
Un- | [Fm6] til you're in my arms a- | [G↓] gain...
[Cm↓] Re- [Ab↓] mem- [Fm6↓] ber [C↓] me


#Play along in this key for the 'Lullaby' version of the tune.
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Ripple
Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter, 1970)


     Carter Style Picking
4/4 | t3 - D u t4 - D u |
      1    2 & 3    4 &

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

If my words did [G] glow, | with the gold of [C] sunshine [C]
And my [C] tunes, were | played, on the | harp un- [G] strung
Would you hear my [G] voice, | come through the [C] music [C]  
Would you [G] hold it [D] near [C] as it were your [G] own?


It's a hand me [G] down, | the thou- oughts are [C] broken [C]
Per- [C] haps, they're | better | left un- [G] sung
I don't [G] know, | don't really [C] ca- are [C]
[G] Let there be [D] songs [C] to fill the [G] air [G]


Chorus
[Am] Ripple | in still [D] water [D]
When there [G] is no pebble [C] tossed
Nor [A] wind to [D] blow



Reach out your [G] hand, if your cup be [C] empty
If your [C] cup, is full, may it be a- [G] gain
Let it be [G] known, there is a [C] fountain  [C]  
[G] That was not [D] made [C] by the hands of [G] men


There is a [G] road, no simple [C] highway
Be- [C] tween the dawn and the dark of [G] night
And if you [G] go no one may [C] follow
[G] That path is [D] for [C] your steps [G] alone [G]


Chorus
[Am] Ripple | in still [D] water [D]
When there [G] is no pebble [C] tossed
Nor [A] wind to [D] blow


You who [G] choose to lead must [C] follow
But [C] if you fall you fall a- [G] lone
If you should [G] stand then who's to [C] guide you?
[G] If I knew the [D] way [C] I would take you [G] home

La da da [G] da, La da a da [C] daa da
La da [C] da, da da, da da daa da [G] da              
La da da [G] da, La da a da [C] daa da
[G] Laa daa [D] da, da [C] da da da da da [G↓] daa    


#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 3/06/18 JJ
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San Francisco Bay Blues
Eric Clapton (Jesse Fuller, 1955)


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

Intro
| [C]   | [F]   | [C] | [C7] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [C] | [C7] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [C] | [A7] |
| [D7] | [G7] | [C] | [G7] |

I got the [C] blues when my baby left me [F] by the San Francisco [C] Bay [C7]
The [F] ocean liner, gone so far a- [C] way [C7]
I [F] didn't mean to treat her so bad, she was the [C] best gal I ever, ever [A7] had
She [D7] said “Goodbye”, she'd like to make me cry [G7] I wanna lay down and die

I [C] ain't got a nickel and I [F] ain't got a lousy [C] dime [C7]
If she [F] don't come back, I think I'm gonna lose my [E7] mind [E7]
[F] Ever get back to stayin', gonna [C] be another brand new [A7] day
[D7] Walkin' with my baby down [G7] by the San Francisco [C] Bay [C]

Instrumental (Harmonica)
| [C]   | [F]   | [C]   | [C7] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [C]   | [C7] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [C]   | [A7] |
| [D7] | [D7] | [G7] | [G7] |

Instrumental (Kazoo)
| [C]   | [F]   | [C]   | [C7] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [E7] | [E7] |
| [F]   | [F]   | [C]   | [A7] |
| [D7] | [G7] | [C]   | [C] |

| [C] Sittin' down [F] lookin' through my | [C] back door |
| [C] Wonderin' which [F] way to | [C] go |
[F] Woman I'm so crazy about, she don't love me no [C] more
[F] Think I'll catch me a [Fm] freight train [C] because I'm feelin' [A7] blue
[D7] Ride all the way to the end of the line [G7] thinkin' only of you

| [C] Meanwhile [F] in another | [C] city |
| [C] Just about to [F] go in- | [C] sane |
[F] Well I heard my baby, Lord, the [E7] way she used to call my name
If I [F] ever get back to stayin', there's gonna [C] be another brand new [A7] day
[D7] Walkin' with my baby down [G7] by the San Francisco [C] Bay, hey [A7] hey
[D7] Walkin' with my baby down [G7] by the San Francisco [C] Bay [A7]
Yeah I'm [D7] walkin' with my baby down [G7] by the San Francisco [C] Bay  [G7↓] [C↓]


#Clapton plays it in this key (C).

#Jesse Fuller plays it in key of Bb in this video.
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Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles (Bobby Sharp, 1961)


Unchain my [Am] heart (Unchain my heart)
[Am] ...Baby let me be (Unchain my heart)
Unchain my [Dm] heart (Unchain my heart)
[Dm] ...'cause you don't care about [Am] me (Unchain my heart)

[Dm] You've got me sewed up like a [Am] pillow case
[Dm] but you let my love [Am] go to waste so
un- [F] chain my [E7] heart please set me [Am] free

Unchain my [Am] heart (Unchain my heart)
[Am] ...Baby let me go (Unchain my heart)
Unchain my [Dm] heart (Unchain my heart)        
[Dm] ...'cause you don't love me no [Am] more (Unchain my heart)

[Dm] Every time I call you [Am] on the phone
[Dm] some fella tells me that you're [Am] not at home
so un- [F] chain my [E7] heart please set me [Am] free   [Am!]    

I'm under your [Dm] spell (I'm under your spell)
Like a man in a [Am] trance (Like a man in a trance)
But I know [Dm] darn well (I know darn well)
[F] that I don't stand a [E7] chance (Don't stand a chance) [E7!]    

So unchain my [Am] heart (Unchain my heart)
[Am] ...Let me go my way (Unchain my heart)
Whoah ... [Dm] oh oh oh (Unchain my heart)
[Dm] ...You worry me night and [Am] day

[Dm] Why lead me through a life of [Am] misery
[Dm] When you don't care a bag of [Am] beans for me
So un- [F] chain my [E7] heart please set me [Am] free

Instrumental

I'm under your [Dm] spell (I'm under your spell)
Like a man in a [Am] trance (Like a man in a trance)
But I know [Dm] darn well (I know darn well)
[F] that I don't stand a [E7] chance (Don't stand a chance) [E7!]    

So unchain my [Am] heart (Unchain my heart)
[Am] ...Let me go my way (Unchain my heart)
Whoah ... [Dm] oh oh oh (Unchain my heart)
[Dm] ...You worry me night and [Am] day

[Dm] Why lead me through a life of [Am] misery
[Dm] When you don't care a bag of [Am] beans for me
So un- [F] chain my [E7] heart please set me [Am] free

[Am] Oh won't you set me free (Please set me free)
[Am] Whoooaa set me free (Please set me free)
[Am] I wanna go free now (Please set me free)
[Am] Oh won't you set me free (Please set me free)


#Play along with original in this key.
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