Songbook - February and March 2019
Black Velvet Band Traditional Irish
Born This Way Lady Gaga (as performed by UOFB)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)
Let It Rain Eric Clapton (Bramlett/Clapton, 1970)
Pour un instant Harmonium (Fiori et Normandeau, 1974)
Reason To Believe Tim Hardin (1965)
Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, 1957)
Wild Rover Traditional Irish



Black Velvet Band
Traditional


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

In a [G] neat little town they call Belfast
Ap- [G] prenticed to trade I was [D] bound
And [G] many an hour of sweet [Em] happiness
I [C] spent in that [D] neat little [G] town
Till [G] bad misfortune came o'er me
And [G] caused me to stray from the [D] land
Far a- [G] way from me friends and re- [Em] lations
Be- [C] trayed by the [D] black velvet [G] ba

Chorus
Her [G] eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd [G] think she was queen of the [D] land
And her [G] hair hung over her [Em] shoulder
Tied [C] up with a [D] black velvet [G] band

Well [G] I was out strolling one evening
Not [G] meaning to go very [D] far
When I [G] met with a ficklesome [Em] damsel
She was [C] selling her [D] trade in the [G] bar
When a [G] watch she took from a customer
And [G] slipped it right into me [D] hand
Then the [G] law came and put me in [Em] prison
Bad [C] luck to her [D] black velvet [G] band

Chorus
Her [G] eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd [G] think she was queen of the [D] land
And her [G] hair hung over her [Em] shoulder
Tied [C] up with a [D] black velvet [G] band

This [G] mornin' before judge and jury
For [G] trial I had to ap- [D] pear
Then the [G] judge, he says “Me young [Em] fellow
The [C] case against [D] you is quite [G] clear
And [G] seven long years is your sentence
You're [G] going to Van Diemen's [D] Land
Far a- [G] way from your friends and re- [Em] lations
Be- [C] trayed by the [D] black velvet [G] band

Chorus
Her [G] eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd [G] think she was queen of the [D] land
And her [G] hair hung over her [Em] shoulder
Tied [C] up with a [D] black velvet [G] band

So come [G] all ye jolly young fellows
I'll [G] have you take warnin' by [D] me
And when- [G] ever you're out on the [Em] liquor me lads
Be- [C] ware of the [D] pretty col- [G] leens
For they'll [G] fill you with whiskey and porter
Till [G] you are not able to [D] stand
And the [G] very next thing that you [Em] know me lads
You've [C] landed in [D] Van Diemen's [G] Land [G]

Chorus
Her [G] eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd [G] think she was queen of the [D] land
And her [G] hair hung over her [Em] shoulder
Tied [C] up with a [D] black velvet [G] band

Her [G] eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd [G] think she was queen of the [D] land
And her [G] hair hung over her [Em] shoulder
Tied [C↓] up with a [D↓] black velvet [G↓] band

#Play along in this key with the Dubliners.

#Last Updated 3/19/19 JJ
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Born This Way
Lady Gaga (as performed by UOFB)


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

[G]  My mama told me when [F] I was young
[C] We are all born superstars  [G]  
[G]  She rolled my hair and put my [F] lipstick on
[C] In the glass of her bou- [G] doir
[G]  "There's nothin' wrong with lovin' [F] who you are"
She said, "'[C] Cause he made you perfect, [G] babe"
[G]  "So hold your head up, girl and you [F] you'll go far,
[C↓] listen to me when I say"  [G↓↓↓↓]      

Chorus
I'm beauti- [G] ful in my way, 'cause God makes [F] no mistakes
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] Born This Way
Don't hide your- [G] self in regret, just love your- [F] self and you're set
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born This Way

Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't no other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was Born This Way)
[C] (Baby, I was Born This [G] Way)
Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was Born-  )
(I'm on the [C] right track, baby)
(I was [G] Born This Way)

Don't [G↓] be a drag, just [F↓] be a queen
Don't [G↓] be a drag, just [F↓] be a queen
Don't [G↓] be a drag, just [F↓] be a queen
Don't [G↓] be!

[G]  Give yourself prudence, and [F] love your friends
[C] Subway kid, rejoice your [G] truth
[G]  In the religion of the [F] insecure
I must [C] be myself, respect my [G] youth

[G]  A different lover is [F] not a sin
Believe [C] capital H- I- [G] M (Hey, Hey, Hey)
[G]  I love my life, I love this [F] record and
Mi [C↓] amore vole fe yah   [G↓↓↓↓]      

Chorus
I'm beauti- [G] ful in my way, 'cause God makes [F] no mistakes
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] Born This Way
Don't hide your- [G] self in regret, just love your- [F] self and you're set
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born This Way

Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't no other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was Born This Way)
[C] (Baby, I was Born This [G] Way)
Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was Born-  )
(I'm on the [C] right track, baby)
(I was [G] Born This Way)

Extended fhythmic instrumental jam
| [G]   | [G]   | [G]   | [G]   |

Don't [G↓] be drag, just [F↓] be a queen
Whe- [G↓] ther you're broke or [F↓] evergreen
You're [G↓] black, white, beige, cho- [F↓] la descent
You're [G↓] lebanese, you're [F↓] orient
Whe- [G↓] ther life's dis- [F↓] abilities
Left [G↓] you outcast, [F↓] bullied or teased
Re- [G↓] joice and love your- [F↓] self today
'Cause [G↓] baby, you were Born This Way

Chorus
No matter [G] gay, straight or bi, lesbian, [F] transgendered life
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born to survive
No matter [G] black, white or beige, chola or [F] orient made
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born to be brave

I'm beauti- [G] ful in my way, 'cause God makes [F] no mistakes
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] Born This Way
Don't hide your- [G] self in regret, just love your- [F] self and you're set
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] Born This Way

Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't no other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was Born This Way)
[C] (Baby, I was Born This [G] Way)
Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was Born-  )
(I'm on the [C] right track, baby)
(I was [G] Born This Way)

I was [G] Born This Way, hey!
I was [F] Born This Way, hey!
I'm on the [C] right track, baby
I was [G] Born This Way, hey!

I was [G] Born This Way, hey!
I was [F] Born This Way, hey!
I'm on the [C] right track, baby
I was [G] Born This Way, hey!

#Original is semitone lower (Key of B).

#Play along with OUGB in this key.
#Last Updated 2/25/19 JJ
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Have You Ever Seen The Rain
CCR (John Fogerty, 1970)


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

| [C] Someone told me | long ago
| [C] There's a calm be- | fore the storm
I | [G7]  know | it's been coming | [C] for some time   | [C]
| [C] When it's over | so they say   | [C]
| [C]  It'll rain on a | sunny day
I | [G7] know   | shining down like   | [C] water   | [C]

Chorus
| [F] I wanna | [G7] know have you | [C] ever seen the | [Am]  rain
| [F] I wanna | [G7] know have you | [C] ever seen the | [Am]  rain
| [F] Coming | [G7]  down on a sunny | [C] day   | [C]

| [C] Yesterday and | days before
| [C] Sun is cold and | rain is hard
I | [G7] know...  it's | been that way for | [C] all my time | [C]
| [C] Till forever | on it goes
| [C] Through the circle | fast and slow
I | [G7] know...  and | it can't stop I | [C] wonder   | [C]

Chorus
| [F] I wanna | [G7] know have you | [C] ever seen the | [Am]  rain
| [F] I wanna | [G7] know have you | [C] ever seen the | [Am]  rain
| [F] Coming | [G7]  down on a sunny | [C] day   | [C]

Chorus
| [F] I wanna | [G7] know have you | [C] ever seen the | [Am]  rain
| [F] I wanna | [G7] know have you | [C] ever seen the | [Am]  rain
| [F] Coming | [G7]  down on a sunny | [C] day   | [C]


#Play along with original in this key (C).
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Let It Rain
Eric Clapton (Bramlett/Clapton, 1970)



   Riff                                            1.    
A |-----------------|-----------|-----------------|--0---||
E |--0---0---0---0--|--3--------|--3---3---3-2-3--|--0--o||
C |--1---------2----|--2--2-----|--2--------------|--1--o||
G |--2--------------|--0--------|--0--------------|--2---||
                                                   2.
                                                  |--0--2--0--2--||
                                                  |--0--3--2--3--||
                                                  |--1--2--1--4--||
                                                  |--2--0--2--0--||


Chorus Rhythm
        D     Am          C       G         D
4/4 ||: D - D U - - - :|| D - D - D - D - | D - d u d u d u |


Intro - Riff
| [A]   | [G]   | [G]   | [A]   |   
| [A]   | [G]   | [G]   | [A↓] [G↓] [F#m↓] [Em↓]  

The | [D] rain is falling | [Am] through the mists
of | [C] sorrow [G] that sur- | [D] rounded me
The | [D] sun could never | [Am] thaw away
the | [C] mist that [G] lays a- | [D] round me

Chorus
Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let your | [C] love rain [G] down on | [D] me
Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let it | [C] rain [G] rain | [D] rain |

My | [D] life was like a | [Am] desert flower |
| [C] burning [G] in the | [D] sun  
Un- | [D] til I found the | [Am] way to love
was | [C] harder [G] said than | [D] done

Chorus
Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let your | [C] love rain [G] down on | [D] me
Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let it | [C] rain [G] rain | [D] rain |

Instrumental Riff
| [A][Riff] | [G]   | [G]   | [A]   |   
| [A]   | [G]   | [G]   | [A]   |   

Solo
[F#m]  [F]  [E]  [Ebm]  [E7]  [F#m]  [E7]  [F#m]  [E7]  [F#m]  

| [D] Now I know the | [Am] secret
there is | [C] nothing [G] that I | [D] lack |
| [D] If I give my | [Am] love to you,
you'll | [C] surely [G] give it | [D] back

Chorus
Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let your | [C] love rain [G] down on | [D] me
Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let it | [C] rain [G] rain | [D] rain |

Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let your | [C] love rain [G] down on | [D] me
Let it | [D] rain [Am] ... let it | [D] rain [Am] ...
let it | [C↓] rain [G↓] rain | [A↓][Riff] rain

Instrumental Riff
| [A][Riff]   | [G]   | [G]   | [A]   |   
| [A]   | [G]   | [G]   | [A↓] [G↓] [F#m↓] [Em↓] | [D↓]  

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 3/19/19 JJ
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Pour un instant
Harmonium (Fiori et Normandeau, 1974)
:A7sus:

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


| [D] Pour un in- | stant j'ai oubli- | [Em7] é mon | [A7] nom |
| [D] Ça m'a per- | mis enfin d'éc- | [Em7] rire cet- | [A7] te chan- | [D↓] son

Instrumental
| [D]   | [Dsus2]   | [Dsus4]   | [D]   |
| [D]   | [Dsus2]   | [Dsus4]   | [D]   |

| [D] Pour un in- | stant j'ai retour- | [Em7] né mon mi- | [A7] roir |
| [D] Ça m'a per- | mis enfin de | [Em7] mieux me | [A7] voir |
| [D] Sans m'arrê- | [Em7] ter j'ai fon- | [F#m] cé dans le | [G] noir |
| [D] Pris comme un | [Em7] loup qui n'a | [F#m] plus d'es- | [G↓] poir

J'ai per- | [A] du mon | [A7sus] temps à ga- | [F#m] gner du | [A] temps
J'ai be- | [A] soin de me trou- | [A7sus] ver une his- | [F#m] toire à m'con- | [A7] ter

| [D] Pour un in- | stant j'ai respi- | [Em7] ré très | [A7] fort |
| [D] Ça m'a per- | mis de visi- | [Em7] ter mon | [A7] corps |
| [D] Des inco- | [Em7] nnus vivent en | [F#m] rois chez | [G] moi |
| [D] Moi qui a- | [Em7] vais accep- | [F#m] té leurs | [G] lois

J'ai per- | [A] du mon | [A7sus] temps à ga- | [F#m] gner du | [A] temps
J'ai be- | [A] soin de me trou- | [A7sus] ver une his- | [F#m] toire à m'con- | [A7] ter   Yi ha!

Instrumental
| [D]   | [D]   | [Em7]   | [A7]   |
| [D]   | [D]   | [Em7]   | [A7]   |

| [D]   | [Em7]   | [D]     | [G]     |
| [D]   | [Em7]   | [D]     | [G↓]   |

| [A] Aaaaah...   | [A7sus]   | [F#m]   | [A]   |
| [A] Aaaaah...   | [A7sus]   | [F#m]   | [A]   |

| [D] Pour un in- | stant j'ai oubl- | [Em7] ié mon | [A7] nom |
| [D] Ça m'a per- | mis enfin d'éc- | [Em7] rire cet- | [A7] te chan- | [D↓] son

#Capo sur le 3ième frette pour jouer avec Harmonium.

#Last Updated 3/5/19 JJ
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Reason To Believe
Tim Hardin (1965)


      Carter Picking
4/4 | T3 - D u T4 - D u |
      1    2 & 3    4 &


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

| [C] If I listened | [G] long enough to | [C] you, | [C]
I'd find a | [F] way to be- | [G] lieve that its' all | [C] true. | [C]   |
| [D7]...   | [D7] Knowing, that you | [G] lied...
straight | [F] faced while I | [C] cried, |
| [C] ... Still I'd | [Am] look to find a | [F] reason to | [G] believe.

Chorus
| [G] Someone like | [F] you makes it | [G] hard to live with- | [Am] out   |
| [G] Somebody else. |
| [G] Someone like | [F] you makes it | [G] easy to give,
| [Am↓] Never thinking | [G] of myself.   | [G]

| [C] If I gave you | [G] time to change my | [C] mind, | [C]
I'd find a | [F] way just to | [G] leave the past | [C] behind. | [C]
| [D7]...   | [D7] Knowing, that you | [G] lied...
straight | [F] faced while I | [C] cried, |
| [C] ... Still I'd | [Am] look to find a | [F] reason to | [G] believe.

Solo - Instrumental Chorus
| [G]   | [F] | [G] | [Am] |
| [G]   | [G] | [F] | [G]   |
| [Am↓] | [G] | [G] |

| [C] If I listened | [G] long enough to | [C] you, | [C]
I'd find a | [F] way to be- | [G] lieve that its' all | [C] true. | [C]   |
| [D7]...   | [D7] Knowing, that you | [G] lied...
straight | [F] faced while I | [C] cried, |
| [C] ... Still I'd | [Am] look to find a | [F] reason to | [G] believe.

Chorus
| [G] Someone like | [F] you makes it | [G] hard to live with- | [Am] out   |
| [G] Somebody else. |
| [G] Someone like | [F] you makes it | [G] easy to give,
| [Am↓] Never thinking | of myself.   | [G↓]

#Play along with Tim Hardin's version in this key.

#Last Updated 3/19/19 JJ
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Wake Up Little Susie
Everly Brothers (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, 1957)


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

Intro
| [C] | [Eb↓] [F↑] [Eb↓] |
| [C] | [Eb↓] [F↑] [Eb↓] |

| [C] Wake up little | Susie | wake up [Eb↓] [F↑] | ... [Eb↓] [C↓] ... |
| [C] Wake up little | Susie | wake up [Eb↓] [F↑] | ... [Eb↓] [C↓] ... |
We've | [F] both been [C7] sound a- | [F] sleep
Wake | [F] up little [C7] Susie and | [F] weep
The | [F] movie's [C7] over it's | [F] four o'- [C7] clock and |
| [F] we're in [C7] trouble | [F] deep
Wake up little | [G7] Susie | [F] wake up little | [G7] Susie | well |

| [G7] Whatta we gonna [F] tell your | [G7] Momma |
| [G7] Whatta we gonna [F] tell your | [G7] Pa |
| [G7] Whatta we gonna [F] tell our | [G7] friends when [F] they say |
| [G7↓] Ooh-la-la | Wake up little |
| [C] Susie | [G7] wake up little | [C] Susie | well

I | [C] told your mama that | you'd be in by | ten | [C7] well |
| [F] Susie baby looks | like we goofed a- | gain | Wake up little
| [G7] Susie | [F] wake up little | [G7] Susie | [G7↓]  We gotta go
| [C] home | [Eb↓] [F↑] [Eb↓] |
| [C] .... | [Eb↓] [F↑] [Eb↓] |

| [C] Wake up little | Susie | wake up [Eb↓] [F↑] | ... [Eb↓] [C↓] ... |
| [C] Wake up little | Susie | wake up [Eb↓] [F↑] | ... [Eb↓] [C↓] ... |
The | [F] movie [C] wasn't so | [F] hot  
It | [F] didn't have [C7] much of a | [F] plot
We | [F] fell a- [C7] sleep our | [F] goose is [C7] cooked
Our | [F] repu- [C7] tation is | [F] shot
Wake up little | [G7] Susie | [F] wake up little | [G7] Susie | well |

| [G7] Whatta we gonna [F] tell your | [G7] Momma |
| [G7] Whatta we gonna [F] tell your | [G7] Pa |
| [G7] Whatta we gonna [F] tell our | [G7] friends when [F] they say |
| [G7↓] Ooh-la-la | Wake up little |
| [C] Susie | [G7] wake up little |
| [C] Susie | [G7] wake up little |
| [C] Susie | [C↓] [Eb↑] [F↓] |
| [C↓] [Eb↑] [F↓] |
| [C↓] [Eb↑] [F↓] | [C↓]

#Capo on 1st fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 3/5/19 JJ
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The Wild Rover
Traditional Irish


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

I've [G] been a wild rover for many the [C] year [C]
I've [G] spent all me [D7] money on whiskey and [G] beer [G]
But [G] now I'm returning with gold in great [C] store [C]
And I [G] never will [D7] play the wild rover no [G] more

Chorus
And it's [D7] no, nay, never
[G] No, nay, never, no [C] more [C]
Will I [G] play the wild [C] rover [C]
No [D7] never, no [G] more [G]

I [G] went into an ale house I used to fre- [C] quent [C]
And I [G] told the land- [D7] lady me money was [G] spent [G]
I [G] asked her for credit, she answered me [C] "Nay... [C]
Such [G] custom as [D7] yours I can have any [G] day"

Chorus
And it's [D7] no, nay, never
[G] No, nay, never, no [C] more [C]
Will I [G] play the wild [C] rover [C]
No [D7] never, no [G] more [G]

I took [G] up from my pocket, ten sovereigns [C] bright [C]
And the [G] landlady's [D7] eyes opened wide with de- [G] light [G]
She [G] says "I have whiskeys and the wines of the [C] best [C]
And the [G] words that you [D7] told me were only in [G] jest”

Chorus
And it's [D7] no, nay, never
[G] No, nay, never, no [C] more [C]
Will I [G] play the wild [C] rover [C]
No [D7] never, no [G] more [G]

I'll go [G] home to me parents, confess what I've [C] done [C]
And I'll [G] ask them to [D7] pardon their prodigal [G] son [G]
And [G] when they caressed me as oft times be- [C] fore [C]
Sure I [G] never will [D7] play the wild rover no [G] more


Chorus
And it's [D7] no, nay, never
[G] No, nay, never, no [C] more [C]
Will I [G] play the wild [C] rover [C]
No [D7] never, no [G] more [G]

And it's [D7] no, nay, never
[G] No, nay, never, no [C] more [C]
Will I [G] play the wild [C] rover [C]
No [D7] never, no [G↓] more [D7↓] [G↓]

#Play along in this key with the Dubliners.

#Last Updated 3/19/19 JJ
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