Songbook - January and February 2019
Jack Of All Trades Bruce Springsteen (2011)
Losing My Religion R.E.M. (1991)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band (Robbie Robertson, 1969)
Sound Of Silence Paul Simon (1964)



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↓]  

#Play along with original in this key.

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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 |-----------------|-----------------|--

              

#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 01-15-19 JJ
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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] |

#Play along with original in this key.

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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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