Songbook - January and February 2019
If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot (1970)
Jack Of All Trades Bruce Springsteen (2011)
Losing My Religion R.E.M. (1991)
Music In Your Eyes Willie P Bennett (1975)
New York, New York (Theme from) Liza Minnelli (John Kander, Fred Ebb, 1977)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band (Robbie Robertson, 1969)
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1965)
Sonny's Dream Ron Hynes (1976)
Sound Of Silence Paul Simon (1964)
Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones (Jagger & Richards, 1968)



If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot (1970)


     Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |


Intro
| [G] | [Gsus2] | [G] | [Gsus2] |

| [G] If you could | read my mind love |
| [F] what a tale my | thoughts could tell |
| [G] Just like an | old time movie |
| [F] about a ghost from a | wishing well |

Pre-Chorus
| [G] In a castle | dark, or a | [C] fortress strong,
with | [D] chains upon my | [Em] feet
you | [C] know that ghost is | [G] me

Chorus
And | [C] I will never | [G] be set free
As | [Am] long as I'm a | [D] ghost that you can't |
| [G] see | [Gsus2] |

| [G] If I could | read your mind love |   
| [F] what a tale your | thoughts could tell |
| [G] Just like a | paperback novel |   
| [F] the kind that | drugstores sell |

| [G] When you reach the | part
where the | [C] heartaches come
the | [D] hero would be | [Em] me
but | [C] heroes often | [G] fail

Chorus
And | [C] you won't read that | [G] book again
be- | [Am] cause the ending's | [D] just too hard to |   

Instrumental Interlude
| [G] take | [Gsus2] | [F] | [F] |
| [G]       | [Gsus2] | [F] | [F] |

| [G] I'd walk a- | way like a | [C] movie star,
who gets | [D] burned in a three way | [Em] script
| [C] Enter number | [G] two

Chorus
A | [C] movie queen to | [G] play the scene
Of | [Am] bringing all the | [D] good things out in | [G] me,
but for | [C] now love, let's be | [G] real

I | [C] never thought I could | [G] act this way,
and I've | [Am] got to say that I | [D] just don't get it
| [C] I don't know where | [G] we went wrong,
But the | [Am] feeling's gone and I | [D] just can't get it
| [G] back | [Gsus2] | [G] | [Gsus2] |

| [G] If you could | read my mind love |   
| [F] what a tale my | thoughts could tell |
| [G] Just like an | old time movie |
| [F] about a ghost from a | wishing well |

Pre-Chorus
| [G] In a castle | dark or a | [C] fortress strong
with | [D] chains upon my | [Em] feet
But | [C] stories always | [G] end.

Chorus
And | [C] if you read be- | [G] tween the lines
You'll | [Am] know that I'm just | [D] trying to under- | [Em] stand
the | [C] feelings that we | [G] lack

I | [C] never thought I could | [G] feel this way,
and I've | [Am] got to say that I | [D] just don't get it |
| [C] I don't know where | [G] we went wrong | [Am] but the feeling's gone
and I | [D] just can't get it |
| [G] back | [Gsus2] | [G] | [Gsus2] | [G↓]

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with orginal.

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Jack Of All Trades
Bruce Springsteen (2011)


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

| [A] | [A] | [A] | [A]  
I'll mow your | [A] lawn... | ...clean the leaves out your | [D] drain   | [D]  
I'll mend your | [A] roof... | ...to keep out the | [E7] rain   | [E7]  
I'll take the | [A] work... | ...that God pro- | [D] vides | [D]
I'm a Jack of all | [A] trades, | [E7] honey, we'll be al- | [A] right   | [A]  

I'll hammer the | [A] nails... | ...and I'll set the | [D] stone | [D]  
I'll harvest your | [A] crops... | ...when they're ripe and | [E7] grown
| [E7] I'll pull that engine a- | [A] part... patch her | up 'til she's running | [D] right   | [D]  
I'm a Jack of all | [A] trades, | [E7] ...we'll be al- | [A] right   | [A]  

The hurricane | [D] blows... | ...brings a hard | [A] rain | [A]  
When the blue sky | [A] breaks... it | feels like the world's gonna | [E7] change  
| [E7] We'll start caring for each | [A] other... | ...like Jesus said that we | [D] might | [D]  
I'm a Jack of all | [A] trades, | [E7] ...we'll be al- | [A] right   | [A]  

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

The banker man grows | [D] fatter... | ...the working man grows | [A] thin | [A]  
It's all happened be- | [A] fore... | ...and it'll happen a- | [E7] gain   | [E7]  
It'll happen a- | [A] gain... | ...yeah they'll bet your | [D] life   | [D]  
I'm a Jack of all | [A] trades   | [E7] ...and darling, we'll be al- | [A] right | [A]  

Now sometimes to- | [A] morrow... | comes soaked in treasure and | [D] blood   | [D]  
Here we stood the | [A] drought... | ...now we'll stand the | [E7] flood   | [E7]  
There's a new world | [A] coming... | I can see the | [D] light   | [D]  
I'm a Jack of all | [A] trades, | [E7] ...we'll be al- | [A] right   | [A]  

So you use what you've | [A] got... | ...and you learn to make | [D] do   | [D]  
You take the | [A] old... | ...you make it | [E7] new   | [E7]  
If I had me a | [A] gun... I'd find the | bastards and shoot 'em on | [D] sight   | [D]  
I'm a Jack of all | [A] trades, | [E7] ...we'll be al- | [A] right   | [A]  
I'm a Jack of all | [A] trades, | [E7] ...we'll be al- | [A] right | [A↓]  

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Losing My Religion
R.E.M (1991)


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


Intro Riff played before each chord:
A |--------5-7-5-0-|
E |----------------|
    1  2   3 & 4 &


Intro
[Riff] | [F] | [F] [Riff] | [Am] | [Am] [Riff] |   
             | [F] | [F] [Riff] | [Am] | [G] Oh....

| [Am] Life, it's | bigger |
| [Em] it's bigger than | you, and you are |
| [Am] not me. The | lengths that I will |
| [Em] go to, the | distance in your | [Am] eyes | [Am] |
| [Em] Oh no I've | said to |   
| [Dm] much, | I've said it | [G] all | [G]

That's me in the | [Am] corner, | that's me in the |   
| [Em] spotlight | losing my | [Am] religion, | trying to |
| [Em] keep a | view, and I | [Am] don't know if I can | do it. |
| [Em] Oh no I've | said too |
| [Dm] much, I | haven't said e- | [G] nough

Chorus    
I | [G] thought that I heard you | [F] laughing,
I | [F] thought that I heard you | [Am] sing | [Am]
I | [F] think I thought I | saw you | [Am] try | [G]

      
Every whis- | [Am] per, | every waking |
| [Em] hour, I'm | choosing my con- | [Am] fessions |                       
| [Am] Trying to | [Em] keep an eye on | you,
like a | [Am] hurt lost and blind | foal, foal |
| [Em] Oh no I've | said too
| [Dm] much, | I said it | [G] up | [G]

Consider | [Am] this, | consider this,
the | [Em] hint of the centur- | y, consider |
| [Am] this, the | slip, that | [Em] brought me to my | knees failed
| [Am] what if all these | fantasies come
| [Em] flailing a- | round,  
And now I've | [Dm] said... | ...too | [G] much

Chorus    
I | [G] thought that I heard you | [F] laughing,
I | [F] thought that I heard you | [Am] sing | [Am]
I | [F] think I thought I | saw you | [Am] try | [G]

Instrumental

    Am↓               G↓
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    F↓                G↓
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    C↓                D↓
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    That was just a   dream
    C↓                D↓
A |-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|
E |-----------------|-----------------|
    That was just a   dream

                
That's me in the | [Am] corner, | that's me in the |   
| [Em] spotlight | losing my | [Am] religion, | trying to |
| [Em] keep a | view, and I | [Am] don't know if I can | do it. |
| [Em] Oh no I've | said too |
| [Dm] much, I | haven't said e- | [G] nough            
Chorus    
I | [G] thought that I heard you | [F] laughing,
I | [F] thought that I heard you | [Am] sing | [Am]
I | [F] think I thought I | saw you | [Am] try | [Am]
but | [F] that was just a | dream
to | [Am] try, cry, | fly, try |
| [F] That was just a | dream,
just a | [Am] dream, just a | [G] dream, dream. |

Outro Instrumental

       Am↓              
A ||o -7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7- o||  3X
E ||o -----------------|----------------- o||
    Am↓                                 Am↓
A |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-5-3-0-5-3-0-3-|-0
E |-----------------|-----------------|--

              

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Music In Your Eyes
Willie P. Bennett (1975)


      Carter Picking (Alternating Thumb)
  4/4 | T3 - D u T4 - D u |

Intro
| [C] | [C] | [Csus4] | [C] | [C] | [C] |   
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [F] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]   | [G7]  

| [C] When I was younger, |   ... in the | [Csus4] days of my | [C] youth |
| [C] I used to sit down | and watch the ri- | [F] ver go | down |
| [F] And see my dreams roll 'round the | [C] bend |
| [C] Hoping they'd come | [G7] back again | [G7] | [G7] | [G7] |     

| [C] Now a long time's gone | by and at | [Csus4] least once a | [C] day |
| [C] I sit and think a- | bout when you were | [F] ho-   | ly |
| [F] And so eager to | see what you could | [C] find; |     
| [C] It's funny how we | [G7] lost the time   | [G7] | [G7] | [G7] |     

| [F] You wonder why I lay a- | wake at night
Well I | [F] just can't get to | [C] sleep |
| [F] It's not the devils or the | feelings inside
It's the | [F] peace of mind I | [C] seek
And you | [G7] stand there starin', I'm | standin' laughin' |
| [G7] I've come all this | [C] way and all you | [F] ever said | [F] was    
"That's O-   | [C] kay"   | [C]   |     

Instrumental Chorus
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [C] |   
| [F]   | [F]   | [F]   | [C] |
| [G7] | [G7] | [G7] | [C] |   
| [F]   | [F]   |
| [C]   | [C]   | [Csus4] | [Csus4] |
| [G7] | [G7] | [C]   | [C]   |
| [C]   | [C]   | [Csus4] | [Csus4] |
| [G7] | [G7] |

| [C] Music in your eyes |   ..., | [G7] I  can tell by your | surprise |
| [C] You've been doin' fine | ..., so | [G7] don't give me no more | lies;
| [F] We'll under- | [Em] stand it [Dm] all in | [C] time   | [C]   |   

| [C] Music in your eyes | ..., | [G7] God, I love to | watch you dance!
Now | [C] don't be feelin' shy | ..., | [G7] I know you know | how |
| [F] ... | [Em] you're not [Dm] sleeping | [C] now   | [C]   |   

| [Em] When I came in- | to this town I | [F] knew my hands were | [C] bound; |
| [Em] They say you have to | pay for your way or | [F] else go under- | [C] ground

But I said, | [C] "Music in your eyes | ..., | [G7] I can tell by your | surprise
That | [C] you've been doin' fine | ..., so | [G7] don't give me no more | lies |
| [F] We'll under- | [Em] stand it [Dm] all in | [C] time   | [C]   |   

Instrumental
| [C] | [C] | [G7] | [G7] |   
| [C] | [C] | [G7] | [G7] |   
| [F]   | [Em]  [Dm]   | [C]   | [C]   |   

| [Em] Don't place me | in a hole, 'cause | [F] that's not the way to | [C] do it; |
| [Em] I have to keep on | changing my face, | [F] 'til I can | quit being con- | [G7] fused   | [G7] |   

| [C] Music in your eyes | ..., | [G7] I  can tell by your | surprise |
| [C] You've been doin' fine | ..., so | [G7] don't give me no more | lies; |
| [F] We'll under- | [Em] stand it [Dm] all in | [C] time   | [C]   |   
| [F] We'll under- | [Em] stand it [Dm] all in | [C] time   | [C]   |   
| [F] We'll under- | [Em] stand it [Dm] all in | [C] time   | [C↓] |   


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New York, New York (Theme from)
Liza Minnelli (John Kander, Fred Ebb, 1977)


Basic Riff
     C                     Dm7
A|| -3---3---2--3-0--- || -3---3---2--3-0---|-3---
E||o-0---0---0--0-0---o||o-1---1---1--1-1---|-1---
C||o-0---0---0----0---o||o-2---2---2----2---|-2---
G|| -0---0---0----0--- || -2---2---2----2---|-2---
     D   D   D  u D        D   D   D  u D     D

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


Intro (Use Basic Riff)
| [C] | [C] | [Dm7] | [Dm7↓] |

Start spreading the | [C] [Riff] news, | I'm leaving | [Dm7] today | [Dm7]    
I want to | [C] be a part of it | ... New York, | [Dm7] New York | [Dm7↓]    
These vagabond | [C] shoes, | are longing to | [Dm7] stray | [Dm7]    
And step a- | [C] round the heart of it | [C] ... New York, | [C7] New York | [C7↓]    

I want to | [F] wake up in a | [Fm] city, that doesn't | [C] sleep | [C]  
To find I'm | [Em] king of the hill | [A7] ...top of the | [Dm7] heap | [Dm7↓]    

My little town | [C] blues, | are melting | [Dm7] away | [Dm7]    
I'll make a | [C] brand new start of it | ... in old | [C7] New York | [C7]  

If I can | [F] make it there, | [Fm] I'll make it | [C] any- where | [A7]  
It's up to | [Dm] you [Em] New | [F] York [G7] New |
| [C] [Riff] York | [C] | [Dm7] | [Dm7↓] | [C↓]

#Play along in this key with Liza Manelli. (Basic song, no key changes.)

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with Frank Sinatra. (Basic song, no key changes.)

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band (Robbie Robertson, 1969)


Verse Strum:  4/4 | D - D - D - D - |
Chorus Strum: 4/4 | D - - - D - d u |
Riff
A|-----------0-2-3-|
E|-----0-1-3-------|
C|---2-------------|
G|-----------------|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  


Intro
| [C↓]... | [Riff] |
| [Am] Virgil | [C] Caine is the name and
I | [F] served on the [Am] Danville | [Dm] Train |
| [Am] 'Til Stoneman's | [C] cavalry came and
They | [F] tore up the [Am] tracks a- | [Dm] gain |
| [Am] In the winter of | [F] '65,
We were | [C] hungry, just | [Dm] barely alive |
| [Am] By May tenth, | [F] Richmond had fell
It's a | [C] time I re- | [Dm] member oh so | [D↓] well

Chorus
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
When all the | [F] bells were ringin'
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
And all the | [F] people were singin'
They went | [C] na...na- na | [Am] na- na- na na... |
| [D] Na- na na- na na | [F] na na- na- na- na | [F↓][C↓] | [Riff] |

| [Am] Back with my wife in | [C] Tennessee
When | [F] one day she [Am] called to | [Dm] me |
| [Am] Said “Virgil, | [C] quick come and see
| [F] There goes the [Am] Robert E. | [Dm] Lee!”
Now | [Am] I don't mind | [F] choppin' wood, and
I | [C] don't care if the | [Dm] money's no good
You | [Am] take what you need and you | [F] leave the rest
But they should | [C] never have | [Dm] taken the very | [D↓] best

Chorus
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
When all the | [F] bells were ringin'
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
And all the | [F] people were singin'
They went | [C] na...na- na | [Am] na- na- na na... |
| [D] Na- na na- na na | [F] na na- na- na- na | [F↓][C↓] | [Riff] |

| [Am] Like my father be- | [C] fore me |
| [F] I will [Am] work the | [Dm] land |
| [Am] And like my brother a- | [C] bove me |
| [F] I took a [Am] rebel | [Dm] stand
He was | [Am] just 18, | [F] proud and brave
But a | [C] Yankee laid him | [Dm] in his grave
I | [Am] swear by the blood be- | [F] low my feet
You can't | [C] raise a Caine back | [Dm] up when he's in de- | [D↓] feat

Chorus
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
When all the | [F] bells were ringin'
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
And all the | [F] people were singin'
They went | [C] na...na- na | [Am] na- na- na na... |
| [D] Na- na na- na na | [F] na na- na- na- na | [F↓][C↓] | [Riff] |

Chorus
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
When all the | [F] bells were ringin'
The | [C] night they | [F] drove old Dixie | [C] down
And all the | [F] people were singin'
They went | [C] na...na- na | [Am] na- na- na na... |
| [D] Na- na na- na na | [F] na na- na- na- na | [F↓][C↓] | [Riff] |

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Norwegian Wood
The Beatles (Lennon / McCartney, 1965)


3/4  | D - - u d |
       1  (2)& 3
Instrumental Verse:
     G                  
A||--5-----|-7-5-3-|-2-----|-0-3-2-|------|---3---|------|-2----||
E||o-3-----|-------|-3-----|-------|-3----|-1---0-|------|-3---o||
C||o-2-----|-------|-2-----|-------|-2----|-------|-2----|-2---o||
G||--0-----|-------|-0-----|-------|-0----|-------|------|-0----||  

Instrumental Verse

| [G] I... | once had a | girl... | [G] or should I |
| [G] say... | [F↓] she [F↓] once [C↓] had | [G] me | [G] |
| [G] She... | showed me her | room... | isn't it |
| [G] good | [F↓] Nor- [F↓]we- [C↓] gian | [G] wood | [G]

She | [Gm] asked me to | stay and she |
| [Gm] told me to | sit any- |
| [C] where | [Csus4] | [C] | [C]
So | [Gm] I looked a- | round and I |
| [Gm] noticed there | wasn't a |
| [Am] chair | [Am] | [D] | [D] |

| [G] I... | sat on a | rug... | biding my |
| [G] time... | [F↓] drin- [F↓] king [C↓] her | [G] wine | [G] |
| [G] We... | talked until | two... | and then she |
| [G] said... | [F↓] it's [F↓] time [C↓] for | [G] bed | [G] |

Instrumental Verse

She | [Gm] told me she | worked in the |
| [Gm] morning and | started to |
| [C] laugh | [Csus4] | [C] | [C]
I   | [Gm] told her I | didn't and |
| [Gm] crawled off to | sleep in the |
| [Am] bath | [Am] | [D] | [D] |

| [G] And... | when I a- | woke... | I was a- |
| [G] lone   | [F↓] this [F↓] bird [C↓] had | [G] flown | [G] |
| [G] So... | I lit a | fire... | Isn't it |
| [G] good | [F↓] Nor- [F↓]we- [C↓] gian | [G] wood | [G] |

Instrumental Verse

#Original in key of E. This chart in key of G.

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Sonny's Dream
Ron Hynes (1976)


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


Sonny | [G] lives on a | farm, on a | wide open | space
Where you can | [G] take off your | shoes and | [C] give up the | [G] race
You could | [D] lay down your | head, by a | sweet river- | bed
But Sonny | [C] always re- | members, what it | was his mama |
| [G] sai- ai- | [D] aid | [D↓]

Chorus
Oh, Sonny | [G] don't go a- | way, I am | here all a- | lone
Your | [G] daddy's a | sailor, who | [C] never comes | [G] home
All these | [D] nights get so | long, and the | silence goes | on
And I'm | [C] feeling so | tired, I'm | not all that |
| [G] stro- o- | [D] ong | [D]

Sonny | [G] carries a | load, though he's | barely a | man
There ain't | [G] all that to | do, still he | [C] does what he | [G] can
And he | [D] watches the | sea, from a | room by the | stairs
And the | [C] waves keep on | rollin', they've | done that for |
| [G] years and for | [D] years | [D]

Chorus
Oh, Sonny | [G] don't go a- | way, I am | here all a- | lone
Your | [G] daddy's a | sailor, who | [C] never comes | [G] home
All these | [D] nights get so | long, and the | silence goes | on
And I'm | [C] feeling so | tired, I'm | not all that |
| [G] stro- o- | [D] ong | [D]   | [D] | [D] |
| [C] | [C] | [C] | [G] | [D] | [D↓]

It's a | [G] hundred miles to | town, Sonny's | never been | there
And he | [G] goes to the | highway and | [C] stands there and | [G] stares
And the | [D] mail comes at | four, and the | mailman is | old
Oh but he | [C] still dreams his | dreams full of | silver and |
| [G] go- o- o- | [D] old | [D]

Chorus
Oh, Sonny | [G] don't go a- | way, I am | here all a- | lone
Your | [G] daddy's a | sailor, who | [C] never comes | [G] home
All these | [D] nights get so | long, and the | silence goes | on
And I'm | [C] feeling so | tired, I'm | not all that |
| [G] stro- o- | [D] ong | [D]

Sonny's | [G] dreams can't be | real, they're just | stories he's | read
They're just | [G] stars in his | eyes, they're just | [C] dreams in his | [G] head
And he's | [D] hungry in- | side, for the | wide world out- | side
And I | [C] know I can't | hold him though I've | tried and I've
| [G] tried and I've | [D] tried | [D]

Chorus
Oh, Sonny | [G] don't go a- | way, I am | here all a- | lone
Your | [G] daddy's a | sailor, who | [C] never comes | [G] home
All these | [D] nights get so | long, and the | silence goes | on
And I'm | [C] feeling so | tired, I'm | not all that |
| [G] stro- o- | [D] ong | [D]

Oh, Sonny | [G] don't go a- | way, I am | here all a- | lone
Your | [G] daddy's a | sailor, who | [C] never comes | [G] home
All these | [D] nights get so | long, and the | silence goes | on
And I'm | [C] feeling so | tired, I'm | not all that |
| [G] stro- o- | [D] ong | [C] | [C] | [G↓]

#Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 02-13-19 JJ
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Sound Of Silence
Paul Simon (1964)


2/4 | d u D u |


Intro Fingerpicking Pattern over this Em9 chord

A-----2-----2--|-----2-----2--|
E--------2-----|--------2-----|
C--4-----------|--4-----------|
G--------------|--------------|
   1  &  2  &     1  &  2  &

| [Em] | [Em] |

| [Em] Hello | darkness, my old | [D] friend | [D] |
| [D] I've come to | talk with you a- | [Em] gain | [Em] |
| [Em] Because a | vision soft- | [C] ly creep- | [G] ing |
| [G] Left its | seeds while I wa- | [C] as sleep- | [G] ing |
| [G] And the | [C] vision | that was | planted | in my | [G] brain |
| [G] Still re- | [G] mains | [Em] |
| [G] Within the | [D] sound | ...of | [Em] silence | [Em] | [Em↓]

In restless dreams I walked a- [D] lone
Narrow streets of cobble- [Em] stone
'Neath the halo of a [C] street- [G] lamp
I turned my collar to the [C] cold and [G] damp
When my [C] eyes were stabbed by the [C] flash of a neon [G] light
That split the [G] night  [Em]
[G] And touched the [D] sound
of [Em] silence

[Em] And in the naked light I [D] saw
Ten thousand people, maybe [Em] more
People talking with- [C] out speak- [G] ing
People hearing with- [C] out listen- [G] ing
People writing [C] songs that [C] voices
never [G] share
And no one [G] dare  [Em]
[G] Disturb the [D] sound of [Em] silence

[Em] “Fools” said I, “You do not [D] know
Silence like a cancer [Em] grows
Hear my words that I mi- [C] ight teach [G] you
Take my arms that I mi- [C] ight reach [G] you”
But my [C] words... like [C] silent raindrops [G] fell [Em]
And [G] echoed in the [D] wells of [Em] silence

[Em] And the people bowed and [D] prayed
To the neon God they [Em] made
And the sign flashed out [C] its warn- [G] ing
In the words that it wa- [C] as form- [G] ing
And the sign said “The [C] words of the prophets
Are [C] written on the subway [G] walls
And tenement [G] halls  [G]
And [G] whispered in the [D↓] sounds
of [Intro FP] [Em] silence [Em]

A-----2-----2--|-----2-----2--|
E--------2-----|--------2-----|
C--4-----------|--4-----------|
G--------------|--------------|
   1  &  2  &     1  &  2  &



#Original key is semitone lower (Ebm) so a capo won't help for playing along.
#Thanks to Sharon and VUP (Vernon Ukulele Players) for this great chart.
#Last Updated 1/15/19 JJ
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Sympathy For The Devil
Rolling Stones (Jagger & Richards, 1968)


Use this 2 bar pattern over every bar
(I don't want to write it out in 16th notes)
4/4 | D - D - D - - u | - u - u D u D u |
      1   2   3 (4) &     &   & 3 & 4 &


Intro (Z chord strumming or shakers)

[E7↓] ...Please allow me to intro- [D↓] duce myself, I'm a [A↓] man of wealth and [E7↓] taste
[E7↓] ...I've been around for [D↓] long, long years I've [A↓] stolen many a man's soul and [E7↓] faith
[E7↓] ...I was around when [D↓] Jesus Christ had his [A↓] moments of doubt and [E7↓] pain
[E7] ...I made damn sure that [D] Pilate, washed his [A] hands and sealed his [E7] fate   [E7]  

Chorus
[B7↓] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7↓] ...hope you guess my [E7↓] name,   [E7↓]    
But what's [B7↓] puzzling you, is the [B7↓] nature of my [E7↓] game    [E7↓]    


[E7] ...I stuck around St. [D] Petersburg when I [A] saw it was time for a [E7] change
[E7] ...I killed the Tzar and his [D] ministers, Anas- [A] tasia screamed in [E7] vain
[E7] ...I rode a tank, held a [D] gen'ral's rank, when the [A] blitzkrieg raged and the [E7] bodies stank  [E7]  


Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, oh [E7] yeah
Ah what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, oh [E7] yeah

Backup Vocals begin "Oo oooh" on beats 2 & 3 of every bar.)
[E7] ...I watched with glee while your [D] kings and queens, fought for [A] ten decades for the [E7] gods they made
I [E7] shouted out "Who killed the [D] Kennedys?", when [A] after all it was [E7] you and me
[E7] Let me please intro- [D] duce myself, I am a [A] man of wealth and [E7] taste
[E7] ...And I lay traps for [D] troubadours, who get [A] killed before they reach Bom- [E7] bay      [E7]  

Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, oh [E7] yeah
But what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, oh [E7] yeah


Solo (Backup Vocals Continue)
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] |   
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] | [E7] |

Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, oh [E7] yeah
But what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, oh [E7] yeah

Just as [E7] every cop is a [D] criminal, and [A] all the sinners, [E7] Saints
As [E7] heads is tails, just call me [D] Lucifer, 'cause I'm in [A] need of some res- [E7] traint
So if you [E7] meet me, have some [D] courtesy, have some [A] sympathy and some [E7] taste
Use [E7] all your well- learned [D] politesse, or I'll [A] lay your soul to [E7] waste  [E7]  

Chorus
[B7] ...Pleased to meet you, [B7] ...hope you guess my [E7] name, hmm [E7] yeah
But what's [B7] puzzling you, is the [B7] nature of my [E7] game, hmm [E7] baby, get down...

Outro Solo (Backup Vocals Continue)
Repeat and Fade
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] |   
| [E7] | [D] | [A] | [E7] |       

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 01-31-19 JJ
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