Songbook - April and May 2019
Days Like This Van Morrison (1995)
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Woody Guthrie (1948)
L'Air de la Louisiane Jesse Winchester (1974)
Moondance Van Morrison (1970)
Summertime George Gershwin (1934)
To Ramona Bob Dylan (1964)
Turn Turn Turn Byrds (Pete Seeger, late '50s)



Days Like This
Van Morrison (1995)


Chord Progression:
      C     Am          F     C
4 4 | D - X U - u d - | D - X U - u d - |
      1   2 &   & 4     1   2 &   & 4
      C   G   Am
4 4 | D - D - D - d u |
      1   2   3   4 &

Intro
| [F]  [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [F]  [C]   | [F]  [C]  

When it's | [C] not always [Am] raining, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this
When there's | [C] no one com- [Am] plaining, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this
When everything | [F] falls into [G] place, like the | [C↓] flick of [G↓] a [Am] switch,
Well my | [F] mama told [G] me, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.   | [F] [C] |     

When you | [C] don't need to [Am] worry, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.
When | [C] no one's in a [Am] hurry, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.
When you | [F] don't get be- [G] trayed, by that | [C↓] old [G↓] Judas [Am] kiss,
Oh, my | [F] mama told [G] me, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.   | [F] [C] |   

When you | [C] don't need an [Am] answer, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.
When you | [C] don't meet a [Am] chancer, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.
When all the | [F] parts of the [G] puzzle start to | [C↓] look like [G↓] they [Am] fit
Then I | [F] must re- [G] mem- ber, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.   | [F] [C] |   

When | [C] everyone is up [Am] front, and they're | [F] not playing [C] tricks,
When you | [C] don't have no [Am] freeloaders, out to | [F] get their [C] kicks.
When it's | [F] nobody's [G] business, the way that | [C↓] you [G↓] wanna [Am] live,
I just | [F] have to re- [G] mem- ber, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.   | [F] [C] |     

When | [C] no one steps on my [Am] dreams, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this
When | [C] people understand what I [Am] mean, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this
When you | [F] ring out the [G] changes of how | [C↓] every- [G↓] thing [Am] is,
Well my | [F] mama told [G] me, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.
Oh my | [F] mama told [G] me, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this
Oh my | [F] mama told [G] me, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this
Oh my | [F] mama told [G] me, there'll be | [F] days like [C] this.   | [F] [G] | [F] [C] |

#Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 4/23/19 JJ
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Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
Woody Guthrie (1948)


3/4 | d - D - D - |
      1   2   3


The | [F] crops are all | in, and the | [Bb] peaches are | [F] rotting | [F]  
The | [F] oranges are | piled in their | [Bb] creosote | [F] dumps | [F]  
You're | [Bb] flying them | back to the | [F] Mexico | [Dm] border
To | [F] pay all your | [Dm] money, to | [Bb] wade back a- | [F] gain   | [F]  

My [F] Father's own father, he [Bb] waded that [F] river   [F]  
They [F] took all the money he [Bb] made in his [F] life   [F]  
My [Bb] brothers and sisters come [F] working the fruit [Dm] trees
And [F] they rode the [Dm] truck till they [Bb] took down and [F] died  [F]  

Chorus
Good- | [Bb] bye to my | Juan, good- | [F] bye Rosa- | lita
Adi- | [C7] os mes a- | migos, Je- | [F] sus and Ma- | ria
You | [Bb] won't have a | name when you | [F] ride the big | [Dm] airplane
| [F] All they will | [Dm] call you will | [Bb] be depor- | [F] tees | [F]  

[F] Some of us are illegal, and [Bb] others not [F] wanted  [F]  
Our [F] work contracts [Dm] out and we [Bb] have to move [F] on  [F]  
Six [Bb] hundred miles to that [F] Mexico [Dm] border
They [F] chase us like [Dm] outlaws, like [Bb] rustlers and [F] thieves [F]  

We [F] died in your hills, we [Bb] died in your [F] deserts  [F]  
We [F] died in your valleys, we [Bb] died on your [F] plains  [F]  
We [Bb] died in your trees, and we [F] died in your [Dm] bushes
Both [F] sides of the [Dm] river, we've [Bb] died just the [F] same  [F]  

Chorus
Good- | [Bb] bye to my | Juan, good- | [F] bye Rosa- | lita
Adi- | [C7] os mes a- | migos, Je- | [F] sus and Ma- | ria
You | [Bb] won't have your | names when you | [F] ride the big | [Dm] airplane
| [F] All they will | [Dm] call you will | [Bb] be depor- | [F] tees | [F]  

The [F] sky plane caught fire over [Bb] Los Gatos can- [F] yon [F]  
A [F] fireball of lightning, and [Bb] shook all our [F] hills  [F]  
[Bb] Who are all these friends, all [F] scattered like [Dm] dry leaves?
The [F] radio [Dm] says they are [Bb] just depor- [F] tees [F]  

Is [F] this the best way we can [Bb] grow our big [F] orchards? [F]  
Is [F] this the best [Dm] way we can [Bb] grow our good [F] fruit?  [F]  
To [Bb] fall like like dry leaves, to [F] rot on your [Dm] topsoil
And [F] be known by [Dm] no name, ex- [Bb] cept depor- [F] tees. [F]  

Chorus
Good- | [Bb] bye to my | Juan, good- | [F] bye Rosa- | lita
Adi- | [C7] os mes a- | migos, Je- | [F] sus and Ma- | ria
You | [Bb] won't have your | names when you | [F] ride the big | [Dm] airplane
| [F] All they will | [Dm] call you will | [Bb] be depor- | [F] tees | [F]  

#Play along with the Arlo Guthrie in this key.

#Play along with this alternate version in the key of D.

#Last Updated 4/23/19 JJ
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L'Air de la Louisiane
Jesse Winchester (1974)


| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   |
| [G]   | [G]   |

| [G] Promenade | [Gmaj7] dans un bois
la | [C] vielle [Cmaj7] Loui- | [Am] siane |
Les | [D] ombres longues nos | [D7] pas silents |
| [D7] l'air de la Louisi- | [G] ane   |

| [G] Toi et moi ne | [Gmaj7] parlant pas |
| [C] en su- [Cmaj7] çant d'la | [Am] canne   |     
Pour | [D] un instant je | [D7] suis content
en | [D7] l'air de la Louisi- | [G] ane | [G] |

Intrumentale
| [D7] | [D7] | [D7] |
| [G]   | [G]   |
| [D7] | [D7] | [D7] |
| [G]   | [G]   |
| [D]   | [D7↓]

| [G] Promenade | [Gmaj7] dans un bois
la | [C] vielle [Cmaj7] Loui- | [Am] siane |
Les | [D] ombres longues nos | [D7] pas silents |
| [D7] l'air de la Louisi- | [G] ane   |

| [G] Toi et moi ne | [Gmaj7] parlant pas |
| [C] en su- [Cmaj7] çant d'la | [Am] canne   |     
Pour | [D] un instant je | [D7] suis content
en | [D7] l'air de la Louisi- | [G] ane |
Pour | [D] un instant je | [D7] suis content
en | [D7] l'air... | [D7↓] ... de la Louisi- | [G] ane |
| [G] | [C] [D7] | [G↓]

Translation
A walk in the woods of old Louisiana
The shadows are long
Our steps are silent in the Louisiana air
You and I say nothing as we suck on sugar cane
For one minute I'm content in the Louisiana air

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 5/7/19 JJ
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Moondance
Van Morrison (1970)


      Am7   Bm7         C     Bm7
4/4 | D - X U - u d - | D - X U - u d - |
      1   2 &   & 4     1   2 &   & 4

Intro
| [Am7] [Bm7]   | [C] [Bm7]   | [Am7]  [Bm7]   | [C]  [Bm7]
Well it's a | [Am7] marvelous [Bm7] night for a | [C] moondance [Bm7]
With the | [Am7] stars up [Bm7] above in your | [C] eyes [Bm7]
A fan- | [Am7] tabulous [Bm7] night to make | [C] romance [Bm7]
'Neath the | [Am7] cover of [Bm7] October | [C] skies [Bm7]
And all the | [Am7] leaves on the [Bm7] trees are | [C] falling [Bm7]
To the | [Am7] sound of the [Bm7] breezes that | [C] blow [Bm7]
You know I'm | [Am7] trying to [Bm7] please to the | [C] calling [Bm7]
Of your | [Am7] heart strings that [Bm7] play soft and | [C] low [Bm7]

You know the | [Dm7] night's | [Am] magic
Seems to | [Dm7] whisper and | [Am] hush
You know the | [Dm7] soft | [Am] moonlight
Seems to shine | [Dm7↓↓↓] in your blush | [E7↓↓↓]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] have one | [Am] more moon- [Dm] dance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Dm]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] make some | [Am] more ro- [Dm] mance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [E7↓]

Well I | [Am7] wanna make [Bm7] love to you | [C] tonight [Bm7]
I can't | [Am7] wait till the [Bm7] moment has | [C] come [Bm7]
And I | [Am7] know now the [Bm7] time is | [C] just right [Bm7]
And straight | [Am7] into my [Bm7] arms you will | [C] run [Bm7]
When you | [Am7] come my [Bm7] heart will be | [C] waiting [Bm7]
To make | [Am7] sure that you're [Bm7] never | [C] alone [Bm7]
There and | [Am7] then all my [Bm7] dreams will come | [C] true dear [Bm7]
There and | [Am7] then I will [Bm7] make you my | [C] own [Bm7]

And every | [Dm7] time I | [Am] touch you
You just | [Dm7] tremble in- | [Am] side
Then I know | [Dm7] how | [Am] much you
Want me that | [Dm7↓↓↓] you can't hide [E7↓↓↓]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] have one | [Am] more moon- [Dm] dance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Dm]
Can [Am] I just [Dm] make some [Am] more ro- [Dm] mance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [E7↓]

Instrumental
| [Am7] [Bm7]   | [C] [Bm7]   | [Am7]  [Bm7]   | [C]  [Bm7] |
| [Am7] [Bm7]   | [C] [Bm7]   | [Am7]  [Bm7]   | [C]  [Bm7]

You know the | [Dm7] night's | [Am] magic
Seems to | [Dm7] whisper and | [Am] hush
You know the | [Dm7] soft | [Am] moonlight
Seems to shine | [Dm7↓↓↓] in your blush | [E7↓↓↓]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] have one | [Am] more moon- [Dm] dance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Dm]
Can | [Am] I just [Dm] make some | [Am] more ro- [Dm] mance with
| [Am] you [Dm] My | [Am] love [Am↓]


#Play along with original in this key.
#Last Updated 5/04/18 JJ
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Summertime
George Gershwin (1934)



Slow and Languorous
4/4 | D - X U - - D - |
      1   2 &     4


Summer [Am] time ... [E7] and the livin' is [Am] easy.    
Fish are [Dm] jumpin' ... and the cotton is [E7] high.
Your daddy's [Am] rich ... and your [E7] mama's good- [Am] lookin',    
So [C] hush, little [Am] baby,  [E7] don't you [Am] cry.

[Am] One of these mornings, [E7]  you're gonna rise up [Am] singin'
Then you'll [Dm] spread your wings and you'll take to the [E7] sky.
But till that [Am] morning, [E7]  there's a'nothing can [Am] harm you
With [C] daddy and [Am] mamma  [E7]   standing  [Am] by....

Instrumental solo over progression...
Summer [Am] time ... [E7] and the livin' is [Am] easy.    
Fish are [Dm] jumpin' ... and the cotton is [E7] high.
Your daddy's [Am] rich ... and your [E7] mama's good- [Am] lookin',    
So [C] hush, little [Am] baby,  [E7] don't you [Am] cry.

[Am] One of these mornings, [E7]  you're gonna rise up [Am] singin'
Then you'll [Dm] spread your wings and you'll take to the [E7] sky.
But till that [Am] morning, [E7]  there's a'nothing can [Am] harm you
With [C] daddy and [Am] mamma  [E7]   standing  [Am] by....


#This is a 'bare bones' version of the chord progression.
#Capo on 1st fret to play along with Norah Jones.
#Last Updated 6/30/18 JJ
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To Ramona
Texas Tornados (Bob Dylan, 1964, over trad. Mexican Melody)


Intro
| [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A]   |
| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]  

Ra- | [D] mona, come | closer | [D] | [D]  
shut | [D] softly your | watery | [A] eyes   | [A] | [A] | [A]  
The | [A] pangs of your | sadness, will | pass as your | senses will | [D] rise   | [D] | [D7] | [D7]  
The | [G] flowers of the | city, though | breathlike, get | deathlike at | [A] times   | [A] | [A] | [A]  
And there's | [A] no use in | tryin', to | deal with the | dyin'
Though I | [A] cannot ex- | [A7] plain that in | [D] lines. | [D] | [D] | [D]  

Your | [D] cracked country | lips, I | still wish to | kiss
As to | [D] be by the | touch of you | [A] skin | [A] | [A] | [A]
Your | [A] magnetic | movements, still | capture the | minutes I'm | [D] in | [D] | [D] | [D]  
But it | [G] grieves my | heart, love, to | see you tryin' to be a | part of
A | [G] world that | just don't e- | [A] xist | [A] | [A] | [A]  
It's | [A] all just a | dream babe, a | vacuum, a | scheme babe
That | [A] sucks you into | [A7] feelin' like | [D] this. | [D] | [D] | [D]

Ra- | [D] mona tus | ojos me | dicen | que vas a llo- | [A] rar | [A] | [A] | [A]
Tus | [A] suenos se | [A] borran, y | [A] nada se | [A] va reali- | [D] zer | [D] | [D] | [D]  
Ra- | [G] mona tus | ojos se | secan, | y pierden | [A] su luz   | [A] | [A] | [A]  
Tu- | [A] viste un ca- | [A] rino, de un | [A] hombre y un | [A] nino
Y | [A] ahora sola- | [A7] mente eres | [D] tu | [D] | [D]   | [D]  

Instrumental Solos
| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A]  
| [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A]  
| [D]   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]  

I'd for- | [D] ever talk | [D] to you | but soon my | words...
They would | [D] turn into a | meaningless | [A] ring   | [A] | [A] | [A]  
For | [A] deep in my | [A] heart, I | know there is no | help I can | [D] bring   | [D] | [D7] | [D7]    
| [G] Everything | passes, | Everything | changes
Just | [G] do what you | think you should | [A] do | [A] | [A] | [A]  
And | [A] someday, | maybe, | Who knows, | baby
I'll | [A] come and be | [A7] cryin' to | [D] you. | [D] | [D7] | [D7]    

Sa- | [A] bes que te | quiero, que | por ti me | muero
Y | [A] solamen- | [A] te eres | [D] tu | [D] | [D] | [D]  
| [A]   | [A]   | [A7]   | [A7]  
| [D]   | [D]   | [D] [A7↓] | [D↓]

#Play along with Bob Dylan in this key.

#Play along with the Texas Tornados in this key.

#Play along with the Sinéad Lohan in key of G (capo on 5th fret).

#Last Updated 4/16/19 JJ
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Turn Turn Turn
Byrds (Pete Seeger, late '50s)


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

Intro
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C↓] [G↓] |
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C↓] [G↓] |
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C↓] [G↓] |
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C] To [G] every

Chorus
(To every) [C] thing, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
There is a [C] season, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
And a [F] time [Em] to every [Dm] purpose [G7] under | [C] heaven [F] | [C]

A time to be [G7] born, a time to [C] die
A time to [G7] plant, a time to [C] reap
A time to [G7] kill, a time to [C] heal
A time to [F] lau - [Em] gh, a [Dm] ti - [G7] me to | [C] weep [F] | [C↓]

Chorus
(To every) [C] thing, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
There is a [C] season, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
And a [F] time [Em] to every [Dm] purpose [G7] under | [C] heaven [F]   | [C]

A time to build [G7] up, a time to break- [C] down
A time to [G7] dance, a time to [C] mourn
[G7] A time to cast away [C] stones
A time to [F] ga - [Em] ther [Dm] ston - [G7] es to- | [C] gether [F] | [C↓]

Chorus
(To every) [C] thing, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
There is a [C] season, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
And a [F] time [Em] to every [Dm] purpose [G7] under | [C] heaven [F]   | [C]

A time of [G7] love, a time of [C] hate
A time of [G7] war, a time of [C] peace
[G7] A time you may em- [C] brace
A time to [F] refr - [Em] ain [Dm] fro- [G7] om em- | [C] bracing  [F] | [C↓]

Chorus
(To every) [C] thing, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
There is a [C] season, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
And a [F] time [Em] to every [Dm] purpose [G7] under | [C] heaven [F]   | [C]

A time to [G7] gain, a time to [C] lose
A time to [G7] rend, a time to [C] sew
A time for [G7] love, a time for [C] hate
A time for [F] pea - [Em] ce, I [Dm] swear it's [G7] not too | [C] late  [F] | [C↓]

Chorus
(To every) [C] thing, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
There is a [C] season, [F] turn, [C] turn, [G] turn
And a [F] time [Em] to every [Dm] purpose [G7] under | [C] heaven [F]   | [C]

Outro
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C↓] [G↓] |
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C↓] [G↓] |
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C↓] [G↓] |
| [C↓↓] [Dm↑]   |   [Dm]   [C↓] [G↓] | [C↓]

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with the Byrds.

#Last Updated 5/14/19 JJ
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