Songbook - April to June 2018
Au bord de Lac Bijou Zachary Richard (1996)
Bankrobber The Clash (Joe Strummer & Mick Jones, 1980)
The French Song Lucille Starr (1962)
Lost Boy Ruth B (2015)
Love Fuso (2017)
Loving Arms Dixie Chicks (Tom Jans, 1973)
Michelle The Beatles (McCartney & Lennon, 1965)
Painting By Chagall The Weepies
Sway Michael Bublé (Luis Demetrio & Norman Gimbel, 1953)



Au bord de Lac Bijou
Zachary Richard (1996)


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

Intro
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [C]   |   
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]   |   
Dans le [G] sud de la Loui- [C] siane, dans le [D] bois d'Attaka- [Em] pas
[Em] Ou la riv- [C] ière rejoint la le- [D] vée | [D] |
[C] Planté dans [D] l'anse est [G] un vieux chêne [C] vert
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

[G] Dans son feuill- [C] age, ou les [D] branches font leurs cro- [Em] chets
Les [Em] hirondelles re- [C] viennent chaque prin- [D] temps | [D] |
[C] Ils se réfu- [D] gient de- [G] dans ce chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Refrain:
[C] Tourne, [D] tourne dans mes [G] bras | [G] |
[Em] Tiens- moi [C] serré en- [D] core | [D] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

[G] C'était l'a- [C] nnée de [D] cinquante et [Em] sept
[Em] La première [C] fois je les ai [D] vus | [D] |
[C] Les deux en- [D] sembles, se [G] bâtir un [C] nid,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Ils [G] reve- [C] naient quand [D] l'hiver était fi- [Em] ni
[Em] Je les appelais [C] Pierre et Ma- [D] rie | [D] |
[C] Un grand mon- [D] sieur, [G] noir comme la [C] nuit,
[C] Sa demoi- [D] selle avec [G] lui. | [G] |

Refrain:
[C] Tourne, [D] tourne dans mes [G] bras | [G] |
[Em] Tiens- moi [C] serré en- [D] core | [D] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Instrumentale
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [C]   |   
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]   |

[G] Pendant le ca- [C] rême, ce [D] dernier mois d'a- [Em] vril
[Em] Je les ai [C] vus une dernière [D] fois | [D] |
[C] Un oiseau [D] seul, po- [G] sé sur sa [C] branche,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Il [G↓] restait tran- [C↓] quille, son [D↓] coeur après se ca- [Em↓] sser
[Em↓] Guettant du [C↓] matin au [D↓] soir | [X] |
[C] Jusqu'au di- [D] manche qu'il [G] est parti au- [C] ssi,
[C] Du bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |

Refrain:
[C] Tourne, [D] tourne dans mes [G] bras | [G] |
[Em] Tiens- moi [C] serré en- [D] core | [D] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C] vert,
[C] Au bord de [D] Lac Bi- [G] jou. | [G] |
[C] Reste avec [D] moi, en [G] bas le chêne [C↓] vert,
[C↓] Au bord de [D↓] Lac Bi- [G↓] jou.


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Bank Robber
The Clash (Joe Strummer & Mick Jones, 1980)


      G                 C       G
4/4 | D - - - D - d u | D u D - D - - - |
      1   2   3   4     1 & 2   3   4
      C       D           G      
4/4 | D - - - D - - - | - U D U D - - - |
      1   2   3   4     1 & 2   3   4

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

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money. |

| [G] Some is rich, and | [C] some is [G] poor, |
| [G] That's the way the | [C] world [G] is.
But | [G] I don't believe in | [C] lying [G] back, |
| [C] Sayin' how [D] bad your   | [G] luck is. |

| [G] So we came to | [C] jazz it [G] up, |
| [G] We never loved a | [C] sho- [G] vel. |
| [G] Break your back to | [C] earn your [G] pay, |
An' | [C] don't for- [D] get to   [G] grovel.

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.

Instrumental (x2)
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]     | [C] [G] |     
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [C] [D] | [G]     |

The | [G] old man spoke up | [C] in a [G] bar |
| [G] Said I never been in | [C] pri- [G] son |
| [G] A lifetime serving | [C] one ma- [G] chine |
Is | [C] ten times [D] worse than   | [G] prison |

I- | [G] magine if all the | [C] boys in [G] jail |
Could | [G] get out now to- | [C] ge- [G] ther |
| [G] Whadda you think they'd want to | [C] say to [G] us? |
| [C] While we were [D] being | [G] clever |

| [G] Someday you'll meet your | [C] rocking [G] chair |
| [G] 'Cos that's where we're | [C] spin- [G] ning |
| [G] There's no point to wanna | [C] comb your [G] hair |
| [C] When it's [D] grey and | [G] thinning |

Instrumental (x2)
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]     | [C] [G] |     
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [C] [D] | [G]     |

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.

| [G] So we came to | [C] jazz it [G] up,
We | [G] never loved a | [C] sho- [G] vel. |
| [G] Break your back to | [C] earn your [G] pay,
An' | [C] don't for- [D] get to | [G] grovel. Hey! |

Instrumental (x2)
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]     | [C] [G] |     
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [C] [D] | [G]     |

            
Get a- | [G] way, get away, get away, get away,
get a- | [C] way, get away, get awa [G] --- ay |
| [G]   | [C] [G] | [G]   | [C] [G] |
| [C] [D] | [G]     |

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.

| [G]   | [C] run rabbit [G] run... |
| [G] for the | [C] hills [G] |     
| [G] I can't find that | [C] hole in the [G] wall |
| [C] and I know [D] that they never | [G] will.   |

| [G]   | [C] Strike out [G] boys |
| [G]    for the | [C] hills [G] |     
| [G] I can't find the | [C] hole in the [G] wall
I | [C] know that they [D] never | [G] will. |

Chorus
My | [G]  daddy was a | [C]  bankro- [G] bber, |
But | [G]  he never hurt no- | [C]  bo- [G]  dy. |
| [G] He just loved to | [C] live that [G] way, |
And | [C]  he loved to [D] steal your   | [G]  money.


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The French Song
Lucille Starr (1962)


    Slow Shuffle (Swing Time)
4/4 | d - D u d - D u |
      1   2   3   4


| [G]   | [G]   |   [C]   | [C]
Quand le so- [C] leil dit bon- [F] jour aux mon- [C] tagnes [C]
Et que [G] la nuit ren- [G] contre le [C] jour [C]
Je suis [C] seule avec mes [F] rêves sur la mon- [C] tagne [C]
Une [G] voix me rap- | pelle tou- [C] jours [C]

É- [F] coute à ma [Fm] porte les [C] chansons du [C] vent
Rap- [D7] pelle les [D7] souvenirs de [G] toi [G↓]
Quand le so- [C] leil dit bon- [F] jour aux mon- [C] tagnes [C]
Je suis [G] seule, je ne | veux penser qu'à [C] toi [C]

Now when the [C] sun says good [F] day to the [C] mountains [C]
And the [G] night says hel- | lo to the [C] dawn [C]
I'm a- [C] lone with my [F] dreams on the [C] hilltop [C]
I can [G] still hear his | voice though he's [C] gone [C]

I [F] hear from my [Fm] door, the [C] love songs through the | wind
It [D7] brings back sweet | memories of [G] you [G↓]
Quand le so- [C] leil dit bon- [F] jour aux mon- [C] tagnes [C]
Je suis [G] seule, je ne | veux penser qu'a | [C] toi [F] | [C↓]


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Lost Boy
Ruth B (2015)


Intro
| [Em↓] | [G↓] | [C↓] | [G↓] |

[Em↓] There was a time when [G↓] I was alone
[C↓] Nowhere to go and no [G↓] place to call home
[Em↓] My only friend was the [G↓] man in the moon
And [C↓] even sometimes he would [G↓] go away too

[Em↓] Then one night as I [G↓] closed my eyes
[C↓] I saw a shadow [G↓] flying high
[Em↓] He came to me with the [G↓] sweetest smile
[C↓] Told me he wanted to [G↓] talk for awhile, he said

[Em↓] Peter Pan [G↓] that is what they call me
[C↓] I promise that you'll [G↓] never be lonely
And [Am↓] ever [Am↓] since that [D↓] day [D↓]

Chorus
[Em] I am a lost boy [G] from Neverland
[C] Usually hanging out with [G] Peter Pan
[Em] And when we're bored we [G] play in the woods
[C] Always on the run from [G] Captain Hook
[Em] Run run [G] lost boy [C] they say to [G] me
A- [Em]way from [G] all of [C] reali- [G] ty

[Em↓] Neverland is home to [G↓] lost boys like me
And [C↓] lost boys like me are [G↓] free

He [Em↓] sprinkled me in pixie dust and [G↓] told me to believe
Be- [C↓] lieve in him and be- [G↓] lieve in me
To- [Em↓] gether we will fly away [G↓] in a cloud of green
[C↓] To your beautiful [G↓] destiny

As we [Em↓] soared above the town that [G↓] never loved me
I [C↓] realized I finally had a [G↓] family
[Em↓] Soon enough we reached [G↓] Neverland
[C↓] Peacefully my feet [G↓] hit the sand
And [Am↓] ever [Am↓] since that [D↓] day [D↓]

Chorus
[Em] I am a lost boy [G] from Neverland
[C] Usually hanging out with [G] Peter Pan
[Em] And when we're bored we [G] play in the woods
[C] Always on the run from [G] Captain Hook
[Em] Run run [G] lost boy [C] they say to [G] me
A- [Em] way from [G] all of [C] reali- [G]ty

[Em↓] Neverland is home to [G↓] lost boys like me
And [C↓] lost boys like me are [G↓] free
[Em↓] Neverland is home to [G↓] lost boys like me
And [C↓] lost boys like me are [G↓] free

[Em↓] Peter Pan, Tinkerbell [G↓] Wendy Darling
[C↓] Even Captain Hook you are my [G↓] perfect story book
[Em↓] Neverland I love you so [G↓] you are now my home sweet home
For- [C↓] ever a lost boy at [G↓] last
And for [Am↓] always I [Am↓] will [D↓] say [D↓]

Chorus
[Em] I am a lost boy [G] from Neverland
[C] Usually hanging out with [G] Peter Pan
[Em] And when we're bored we [G] play in the woods
[C] Always on the run from [G] Captain Hook
[Em] Run run [G] lost boy [C] they say to [G] me
A- [Em] way from [G] all of [C] reali- [G] ty

[Em↓] Neverland is home to [G↓] lost boys like me
And [C↓] lost boys like me are [G↓] free
[Em↓] Neverland is home to [G↓] lost boys like me
And [C↓] lost boys like me are [G↓] free


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Love
Fuso (2017)


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

Intro
| [Bb]   | [F]   | [Bb]   | [F]   |
| [Bb]   | [F]   | [G7]   | [G7]   |

| [Bb] ... Call me | [F] baby |
| [Bb] ... Call me | [F] fool |
| [Bb] ... As long as you | [F] call me
It's | [G7] cool   | [G7]   |   

| [Bb] ... Love me | [F] gently   |
| [Bb] ... And hate me | [F] too   |
| [Bb] ... Deviens ma | [F] raison d' être
| [G7] fou   | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]    

Chorus
Let's | [Bb] love love | [Am] love love | [Dm] love   | [Dm]    
Let's | [Bb] love love | [C] love love | [F] love   | [F]  

| [Bb] ... Reviens ma | [F] chérie |
| [Bb] ... Me faire la | [F] cour
| [Bb] ... Les heures sans | [F] toi deviennent des | [G7] jours | [G7]    

| [Bb] ... Nu dans mon | [F] lit
| [Bb] ... À te faire l'a- | [F] mour
| [Bb] ... Je veux | [F] vivre ça pour tou- | [G7] jours | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]    

Chorus
Let's | [Bb] love love | [Am] love love | [Dm] love   | [Dm]    
Let's | [Bb] love love | [C] love love | [F] love   | [F]  

| [Bb] ... Perdus dans la | [F] nuit |
| [Bb] ... Même sans un | [F] sous
| [Bb] ... Je ne veux | [F] plus attendre le | [G7] jour   | [G7]   |   

| [Bb] ... Pour m'enfuir | [F] d'ici |
| [Bb] ... Et prendre la | [F] route |
| [Bb] ... Notre | [F] monde n'attend que | [G7] nous | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]    

Chorus
Let's | [Bb] love love | [Am] love love | [Dm] love   | [Dm]    
Let's | [Bb] love love | [C] love love | [F] love   | [F]  

Bridge
Et [Bb↓] un jour je sais [C↓] bien
Le temps nous [Dm↓] glissera entre les [Dm↓] mains
Et [Bb↓] tu n'au- [C↓] ras qu'à [F↓] dire
Que [Bb↓] rien n'arrive pour [C↓] rien
Si on ne se [Dm↓] levait pas de- [Dm↓] main
Nous [Bb] nous aime- [C] rons en- [F] core
We'd still | [Bb] love love | [C] love love | [F] love   | [F↓]  


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Loving Arms
Dixie Chicks (Tom Jans, 1973)


    Some variation of:
4/4 | d - - - D - D u |  or  4/4 | d - d - D - D u |
      1   2   3   4 &              1   2   3   4 &


| [A]   | [Asus4]   | [A]   | [Asus4]  

If you could [A] see me now  [A]  
[D] ...The one who [E7] said that he would [A] rather roam  [A]  
[D] ...The one who [E7] said he'd rather [A] be alone  [A]  
[D] ...If you could [E7] only see me [A] now  [A]  

If I could [A] hold you now  [A]  
[D] ...Just for a [E7] moment, if I could really [A] make you mine  [A]  
[D] ...Just for a [E7] while turn back the [A] hands of time  [A]  
[D] ...If I could [E7] only hold you [A] now  [A]  

Chorus
Oh, I've been [D] too long in the [E7] wind
[A] Too long in the [D] rain
[Bm] Takin' any [E7] comfort that I [A] can  [A7]  
[D] Lookin' back and [E7] longin' for the [A] freedom of my [D] chains
And [Bm] lying in your [E7] lovin' arms a- [A] gain [A] [Asus4] [Asus4]      

If you could [A] hear me now  [A]  
[D] ...Singin' [E7] somewhere through the [A] lonely night  [A]  
[D] ...Dreaming [E7] of the arms that [A] held me tight  [A]
[D] ...If you could [E7] only hear me [A] now   [A]  

Chorus
Oh, I've been [D] too long in the [E7] wind
[A] Too long in the [D] rain
[Bm] Takin' any [E7] comfort that I [A] can  [A7]  
[D] Lookin' back and [E7] longin' for the [A] freedom of my [D] chains
[Bm] Lying in your [E7] lovin' arms a- [A] gain  [A]

Instrumental
| [D] | [E7] | [A] | [A] |
| [D] | [E7] | [A] | [A] |
| [D] | [E7] | [A] | [A]

Chorus
I've been [D] too long in the [E7] wind
[A] Too long in the [D] rain
[Bm] Takin' any [E7] comfort that I [A] can  [A7]  
[D] Lookin' back and [E7] longin' for the [A] freedom of my [D] chains
[Bm] Lying in your [E7] lovin' arms a- [A] gain  [A]
I can [D] almost feel your [E7↓] lovin' arms a- [A] gain.  [A] [Asus4] [Asus4] [A↓]  


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Michelle
The Beatles (McCartney & Lennon, 1965)
:A7sus4:

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

Intro
| [Dm] | [F] | [Bbmaj7] | [A7] |
| [D] Michelle | [Gm7] ma belle |
| [C] These are words that | [Bdim7] go together |
| [A7] well, [A7sus4] My Mi- | [A7] chelle |

| [D] Michelle | [Gm7] ma belle |
| [C] Sont des mots qui | [Bdim7] vont très bien
en- | [A7] semble, [A7sus4] très bien en- | [A7] semble |

I | [Dm] love you I love you I | lo-ove you |
| [F] that's all I want to | [Bb] say |
| [A7sus4] Until I [A7] find a | [Dm] way
I will | [Dm] say the only | [F] words I know
That | [Bbmaj7] you'll under- | [A7] stand |

| [D] Michelle | [Gm7] ma belle |
| [C] Sont des mots qui | [Bdim7] vont très bien
en- | [A7] semble [A7sus4] Très bien en- | [A7] semble |

I | [Dm] need to I need to I | need to |   
| [F] I need to make you | [Bb] see |
| [A7sus4] Oh what you [A7] mean to | [Dm] me
Un- | [Dm] til I do I'm | [F] hoping you
Will | [Bbmaj7] know what I | [A7] mean |

I | [D] love you | [Gm7] |
| [C] | [Bdim7] | [A7] [A7sus4] | [A7] |

I | [Dm] want you I want you I | want you |
| [F] I think you know by | [Bb] now |
| [A7sus4] I'll get to [A7] you some- | [Dm] how
Un- | [Dm] til I do I'm | [F] telling you
So | [Bbmaj7] you'll under- | [A7] stand |

| [D] Michelle | [Gm7] ma belle |
| [C] Sont des mots qui | [Bdim7] vont très bien
en- | [A7] semble, [A7sus4] Très bien en- | [A7] semble |

I will | [Dm] say the only | [F] words I know
That | [Bbmaj7] you'll under- | [A7] stand
My Mi- | [D] chelle | [Gm7] |
| [C] | [Bdim7] | [A7] [A7sus4] | [A7] | [D↓]


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Painting by Chagall
The Weepies


4/4 | D - X U - - - - |
      1   2 & 3   4

Intro
[G]  [G]  [Em7]  [D]  
[G]  [G]  [Em7]  [D]  

[G] Thunder rumbles [G] in the distance
[Em7] a quiet in- [D] tensity
[G] I am willful [G] your insistence
[Em7] is tugging at the [D] best of me
You're the [Cmaj7] moon, I'm the [D] water
You're [Cmaj7] Mars, calling up [D] Neptune's daughter

Chorus
[G] Sometimes rain that's [D] needed falls [C] [D]  
[G] We float like two [D] lovers in a [C] painting by Chagall [D]  
All around is [G] sky and blue town [D] holding these  
[C] flowers for a wedding gown [D] we live so  
[G] high above the ground [D] satellites sur- [C] round us. [D]
[G]  [G]  [Em7]  [D]  

[G] I am humbled [G] in this city
[Em7] There seems to be an [D] endless sea
[G] of people like us [G] wakeful dreamers
[Em7] I pass them on the [D] sunlit streets
In our [Cmaj7] rooms filled with [D] laughter
We make [Cmaj7] hope from every [D] small disaster

Chorus
[G] Sometimes rain that's [D] needed falls [C] [D]  
[G] We float like two [D] lovers in a [C] painting by Chagall [D]  
All around is [G] sky and blue town [D] holding these  
[C] flowers for a wedding gown [D] we live so  
[G] high above the ground [D] satellites sur- [C] round us. [D]
  
Bridge
[Cmaj7] Everybody says "you [D] can't, you can't, you can't,
don't [A] try." [1/2C] [1/2D]
[Cmaj7] Still everybody says that [D] if they had the chance
they'd [A] fly  [1/2C] like [1/2D] we  [G] do.  [D]  [C]  [D]  

Chorus
[G] Sometimes rain that's [D] needed falls [C] [D]  
[G] We float like two [D] lovers in a [C] painting by Chagall [D]  
All around is [G] sky and blue town [D] holding these  
[C] flowers for a wedding gown [D] we live so  
[G] high above the ground [D] satellites sur- [C] round us. [D]
[G] ..... [D] satellites sur- [C] round us. [D]
[G] Sometimes rain that's [D] needed falls [C] [D]  
[G] [G] [Em7] [D]   [G↓]


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Sway
Michael Bublé (Luis Demetrio & Norman Gimbel, 1953)


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

| [Am] | [Am↓] |
[X] When marimba rhythms [Dm] start to play
[Dm] Dance with me, [Am] make me sway
[Am] Like a lazy ocean [E7] hugs the shore
[E7] Hold me close, [Am] sway me more [Am↓]

[X] Like a flower bending [Dm] in the breeze
[Dm] Bend with me, [Am] sway with ease
[Am] When we dance you have a [E7] way with me
[E7] Stay with me, [Am] sway with me [Am↓]

Bridge
[X] Other dancers may [G] be on the floor
[G7] Dear, but my eyes will [C] see only you
[C] Only you have the [E7] magic technique
[E7] When we sway I go [Am] weak [E7↓]

[X] I can hear the sound of [Dm] violins
[Dm] Long before [Am] it begins
[Am] Make me thrill as only [E7] you know how
[E7] Sway me smooth, [Am] sway me now [Am↓]

Instrumental Bridge
| [X]   | [G]   |
| [G7] | [C]   |
| [C]   | [E7] |
| [E7] | [Am] | [E7↓]

[X] I can hear the sound of [Dm] violins
[Dm] Long before [Am] it begins
[Am] Make me thrill as only [E7] you know how
[E7] Sway me smooth, [Am] sway me now [Am↓]  CHA CHA CHA!


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