Songbook - Sept-Oct 2019
Copper Kettle Joan Baez (Albert Frank Bedoe, 1953)
Harvest Moon Neil Young (1993)
Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) Kris Kristofferson (1971)
Northwest Passage Stan Rogers (1981)
Until It's Time For Me To Go Buffy Sainte-Marie (1965)
What A Song Should Do Tim Hicks (2018)



Copper Kettle
Joan Baez (Albert Frank Bedoe, 1953)


| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] kettle,   | [C]  
| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] coil,   | [C]  
| [E7] Cover it with | new- made | [Am] corn mash   | [Am]  
And | [Dm] never more... | ... you'll | [G] toil.   | [G]  

Chorus
You just | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |

| [C] My daddy, | [G] he made | [C] whiskey   | [C]  
| [C] ...My grand- | [G] mother he did | [C] too.   | [C]  
And | [E7] I ain't | paid my | [Am] income tax   | [Am]  
Since | [Dm] seventeen | ninety- | [G] two. | [G]  

Chorus
I just | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |

| [C] Build your | [G] fire with | [C] hickory,   | [C]  
| [C] Hickory and | [G] ash and | [C] oak,   | [C]  
Don't | [E7] use no | green or | [Am] rotten wood;   | [Am]  
They'll | [Dm] get you | by the | [G] smoke. | [G]  

Chorus
As you | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |

| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] kettle,   | [C]  
| [C] Get you a | [G] copper | [C] coil,   | [C]  
| [E7] ...Cover it with | new- made | [Am] corn mash   | [Am]  
And | [Dm] never more... | ... you'll | [G] toil. | [G]  

Chorus
You just | [Am] lay | there by the | [Em] juniper | [Em]  
| [Am] ...while the | moon is | [Em] bright,   | [Em]  
| [Am] ...Watch them | jugs a- | [Dm] filling   | [Dm]  
| [Am] In the | [Em] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [G] |
| [C↓] In the | [G↓] pale moon- | [Am] light.   | [Am]   | [Am] | [Am↓]    

#Capo on 3rd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 10/07/19 JJ
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Harvest Moon
Neil Young (1993)
:A7sus4:

      D   D6        Dmaj7
| - - D - D - - - | D u D u - u d u |
  1   2   3   4     1 & 2 &   & 4 &

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


Intro:
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

Riff:
A: |-7---------------|
E: |-----7-------0---|
C: |---------7-------|
G: |-----------------|

| [Em7][Riff] | Come a little bit closer |
| [Em7][Riff] | Hear what I have to |
| say [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| [Em7][Riff] Just like | children sleepin' |
| [Em7][Riff] We could | dream this night a- |
| -way [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
|   ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

| [G] But there's a | full moon risin' |
| [G] Let's go | dancin' in the |
| light [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| [G] We know where the | music's playin' |
| [G] Let's go | out and feel the |
| night [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

| [A7sus4] Because I'm | still in love with | [A7] you
I want to | [A7] see you dance a- | [A7sus4] gain
Because I'm | [A7sus4] still in love with | [A7] you ... on this harvest |
| moon [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

| [Em7][Riff] When | we were strangers |
| [Em7][Riff] I | watched you from a- |
| -far [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
|   ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| [Em7][Riff] When | we were lovers |
| [Em7][Riff] I loved | you with all my |
| heart [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
|   ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

| [G] But now it's | gettin' late |
| [G] And the | moon is climbin' |
|   high [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
|   ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| [G] I want to | celebrate |
| [G] See it | shinin' in your |
|   eye [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
|   ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

| [A7sus4] Because I'm | still in love with | [A7] you
I want to | [A7] see you dance a- | [A7sus4] gain
Because I'm | [A7sus4] still in love with | [A7] you ... on this harvest |
| moon [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

Instrumental (Harmonica Solo)
| [Em7] | [Em7] | [Em7] | [Em7] |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| [G] | [G] | [G] | [G] |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |

| [A7sus4] Because I'm | still in love with | [A7] you
I want to | [A7] see you dance a- | [A7sus4] gain
Because I'm | [A7sus4] still in love with | [A7] you ... on this harvest |
| moon [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   |
| ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | ... [D↓][D6↓] ... | [Dmaj7]   | [D↓]

#Play along with Neil Young in this key.

#Last Updated 8/03/19 JJ
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Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
Kris Kristofferson (1971)


   Fingerpicking
  
  |-----M-------M---|
4 |---I---I---I---I-|
4 |-T---------------|
  |---------T-------|
    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


[C] I have seen the morning burning [F] golden on the mountain in the [C] skies [C]  
[C] Aching with the feeling of the [F] freedom of an eagle when she [C] flies  [C]  
[F] Turning on the world the way she [F] smiles upon my soul as I lay [C] dy--- [C] ing
[C] Healing as the colors in the [F] sunshine and the shadows of her [C] eyes [C]  

[C] Waking in the morning to the [F] feeling of her fingers on my [C] skin [C]  
[C] Wiping out the traces of the [F] people and the places that I've [C] been [C]  
[F] Teaching me that yesterday was [F] something that I never thought of [C] try--- [C] ing
[C] Talking of tomorrow and the [F] money, love and time we'd have to [C] spend [C]  
[C] Loving her was easier than [G] anything I'll ever do a- [C] gain [C]  

[F] Coming close together with a [F] feeling that I've never known be- [C] fore, in my [C] time
[G] She ain't ashamed to be a [F] woman or afraid to be a [C] friend  [C]  
[F] I don't know the answer to the [F] easy way she opened every [C] door in my [C] mind
but [C] dreaming was as easy as be- [F] lieving it was never gonna [C] end  [C]  
[C] Loving her was easier than [G] anything I'll ever do a- [C] gain [C]  

#Play along with orginal in this key.

#Last Updated 9/30/19 JJ
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Northwest Passage
Stan Rogers (1981)


Chorus
Ah, for | [D] just one | [A] time,
I would | [G] take the Northwest | [Bm] Passage
To | [G] find the hand of | [D] Franklin,
Reaching | [Em] for the Beaufort | [G] Sea.
Tracing | [D] one warm | [A] line,
Through a | [G] land so wide and | [Bm] savage, and
| [G] Make a Northwest | [D] Passage, [A] to the | [D] sea. | [D]

| [Bm] Westward from the | [D] Davis Strait,
'Tis | [G] there was said to | [Bm] lie,
The | [Bm] sea route to the | [D] Orient,
For | [Em] which so many | [G] died,
| [Bm] Seeking gold and | [D] glory,
Leaving | [G] weathered broken | [Bm] bones, and
A | [G] long forgotten | [D] lonely [A] cairn of | [Bm] stones. | [Bm]  

Chorus
Ah, for | [D] just one | [A] time,
I would | [G] take the Northwest | [Bm] Passage
To | [G] find the hand of | [D] Franklin,
Reaching | [Em] for the Beaufort | [G] Sea.
Tracing | [D] one warm | [A] line,
Through a | [G] land so wide and | [Bm] savage, and
| [G] Make a Northwest | [D] Passage, [A] to the | [D] sea. | [D]

Three | [Bm] centuries there - | [D] after,
I take | [G] passage over | [Bm] land,
In the | [Bm] footsteps of brave | [D] Kelso,
Where his | [Em] "sea of flowers" be- | [G] gan.
Watching | [Bm] cities rise be- | [D] fore me,
Then be - | [G] hind me sink a- | [Bm] gain,
This | [G] tardiest ex- | [D] plorer,
Driving | [A] hard, across the | [Bm] plains.

Chorus
Ah, for | [D] just one | [A] time,
I would | [G] take the Northwest | [Bm] Passage
To | [G] find the hand of | [D] Franklin,
Reaching | [Em] for the Beaufort | [G] Sea.
Tracing | [D] one warm | [A] line,
Through a | [G] land so wide and | [Bm] savage, and
| [G] Make a Northwest | [D] Passage, [A] to the | [D] sea. | [D]

And | [Bm] through the night be- | [D] hind the wheel,
The | [G] mileage clicking | [Bm] west,
I | [Bm] think upon Mac- | [D] kenzie,
David | [Em] Thompson, and the | [G] rest,
Who | [Bm] cracked the mountain | [D] ramparts, and
Did | [G] show a path for | [Bm] me,
To | [G] race the roaring | [D] Fraser, [A] to the | [Bm] sea. | [Bm]  

Chorus
Ah, for | [D] just one | [A] time,
I would | [G] take the Northwest | [Bm] Passage
To | [G] find the hand of | [D] Franklin,
Reaching | [Em] for the Beaufort | [G] Sea.
Tracing | [D] one warm | [A] line,
Through a | [G] land so wide and | [Bm] savage, and
| [G] Make a Northwest | [D] Passage, [A] to the | [D] sea. | [D]

How | [Bm] then am I so | [D] different,
From the | [G] first men through this | [Bm] way,
Like | [Bm] them, I left a | [D] settled life,
I | [Em] threw it all a- | [G] way,
To | [Bm] seek a Northwest | [D] Passage,
At the | [G] call of many | [Bm] men,
To | [G] find there, but the | [D] road back [A] home a- | [Bm] gain.  

Chorus
Ah, for | [D] just one | [A] time,
I would | [G] take the Northwest | [Bm] Passage
To | [G] find the hand of | [D] Franklin,
Reaching | [Em] for the Beaufort | [G] Sea.
Tracing | [D] one warm | [A] line,
Through a | [G] land so wide and | [Bm] savage, and
| [G] Make a Northwest | [D] Passage, [A] to the | [D] sea.

#These chords are just an interpretation of the harmony that works with the original recording.

#Last Updated 10/14/19 JJ
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Until It's Time For Me To Go
Buffy Sainte-Marie (1965)


   Fingerpicking
  
  |-----M---M---|
3 |---I---I---I-|
4 |-T-----------|
  |-------------|
    1 & 2 & 3 &

| [G] | [Gmaj7] | [G] | [Gmaj7]  

You're not a [G] dream you're not an [Gmaj7] Angel you're a [G7] man   [E7]  
I'm not a [Am] queen I'm a [Caug] woman take my [Am7] hand     [D]  
We'll make a [G] space in the [Gmaj7] lives that we [G7] planned   [E7]  
And here we'll [Am] stay until it's [D] time for you to [G] go    [Gmaj7]      

Yes we're [G] different worlds a- [Gmaj7] part we're not the [G7] same   [E7]  
We laughed and [Am] played at the [Caug] start like in a [Am7] game   [D]  
You could have [G] stayed outside my [Gmaj7] heart but in you [G7] came   [E7]      
And here you'll [Am] stay until it's [D] time for you to [G] go   [G]  

Chorus
[Ab] ... [F] Don't ask [G] why   [G]  
[Ab] ... [F] Don't ask [G] how   [G]  
[B7] ... [B7] Don't ask for- [E7] ever  [E7]  
[Am] ... [Am] Love me [D] now   [D]  

This love of [G] mine had no be- [Gmaj7] ginning it had no [G7] end   [E7]  
I was an [Am] oak now I'm a [Caug] willow now I can [Am7] bend   [D]  
And though I'll [G] never in my [Gmaj7] life see you a- [G7] gain   [E7]      
Still I'll [Am] stay until it's [D] time for you to [G] go   [G]  

Chorus
[Ab] ... [F] Don't ask [G] why love [G] me
[Ab] ... [F] Don't ask [G] how love [G] me
[B7] ... [B7] Don't ask for- [E7] ever of [E7] me
[Am] Love me [Am] love me [D] now   [D]  

You're not a [G] dream you're not an [Gmaj7] Angel you're a [G7] man   [E7]  
I'm not a [Am] queen I'm a [Caug] woman take my [Am7] hand  [D]  
We'll make a [G] space in the [Gmaj7] lives that we [G7] planned   [E7]  
And here we'll [Am] stay until it's [D] time for you to [Em] go
And here we'll [Am] stay until it's [D] time for you to [G] go
[Ab] oooh [F] ooh [G] oohhh  

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 9/30/19 JJ
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What A Song Should Do
Tim Hicks (2018)


    Sparse Verse Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u - u|
      1   2 &   &   &

Intro
[C] [Csus4] [C] [Csus4]

If it don't make ya [C] dance, [Csus4] it better make ya [C] think  [Csus4]
If it don't get you [C] sober, [Csus4] it better make ya [C] drink  [Csus4]

Yeah, it's what you [Am] drive to, cry to [F] make you feel alive to
[C] When you got nothing left to [F] lose
If they don't get you [C] laughin', or break your heart in [G] two
That's what a song should [C] do [F↓]

Chorus
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah (hell yeah) [F] me, too (me too)
[C] Yeah, that's what a song should [G] do
It should make you feel [Am] alright (alright) [F] all night (all night)
[C] ...The four chords and the [G] truth, that's what a song should [C] do  [Csus4]

It's that old [C] record, [Csus4] your daddy used to [C] play  [Csus4]
It's that first [C] dance, [Csus4] on your weddin' [C] day  [Csus4]

Pre-Chorus
Yeah, it should [Am] shape you, change you
[F] Break you down and break through
[C] Like you got nothing left to [F] prove
Worthy of [C] words on your tat- [G] too,
That's what a song should [C] do  [Csus4]

Chorus
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah (hell yeah) [F] me, too (me too)
[C] Yeah, that's what a song should [G] do
It should make you feel [Am] alright (alright) [F] all night (all night)
[C] ...The four chords and the [G] truth, yeah
It should be the [Am] soundtrack singing every moment of your life
The [F] beat that'll keep the party going 'til the sunrise
[C] Can't help but sing along [G] to
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah, oh me, [F↓] too
That's what a song should [C] do, [Csus4] oh, yeah

(Whoa- [Am] whoa - oh- oh- [F] oh)
That's what a song should [C] do
That's what a song should [G] do
(Whoa- [Am] whoa - oh- oh- [F] oh)
It should mean something to [C] you [G]

So what keeps it [C] going
[Csus4] What puts that flicker in your [C] flame
[Csus4] And when your candle [C] burns out
[Csus4] What song they gonna [C↓] play, what song they gonna [NC] play

Chorus
It should make you go [Am] hell, yeah (hell yeah) [F] me, too (me too)
[C] Yeah, that's what a song should [G] do
It should make you feel [Am] alright (alright) [F] all night (all night)
[C] ...The four chords and the [G] truth, yeah
It should be the [Am] soundtrack singing every moment of your life
The [F] beat that'll keep the party going 'til the sunrise
[C] Can't help but sing along [G] to
It should make you go [Am↓] hell, yeah, oh me, [F↓] too
That's what a song should [C↓] do

#Play along with the original in this key.

#Last Updated 9/23/19 JJ
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