Songbook - Nov-Dec 2019
California Dreaming Mamas and the Papas (John & Michelle Phillips, 1965)
Il est trop tard Georges Moustaki (1969)
I Still Miss Someone Johnny Cash & Roy Cash Jr. (1958)
Your Song Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1970)



California Dreaming
Mamas and the Papas (John & Michelle Phillips, 1965)
:E7sus4:

Intro

                         E7sus4↓
A||---0-2---5---3---2---|-2--------||
E||-0-----0-------------|-0--------||
C||---------------------|-2--------||
G||---------------------|-2------- ||


All the leaves are [Am] brown (All the [G] leaves are [F] brown)
And the [G] sky is [E7sus4] gray  (and the sky is [E7] gray)
[F] I've been for a [C] walk (I've been [E7] for a [Am] walk)
On a [F] winter's [E7sus4] day (on a winter's [E7] day)
I'd be safe and [Am] warm (I'd be [G] safe and [F] warm)
If I [G] was in L [E7sus4] A  (If I was in L [E7] A)
    
Chorus
California [Am] dreamin' (Cali- [G] fornia [F] dreamin')
On [G] such a winter's [E7sus4] day...  [E7]

Stopped in to a [Am] church [G] [F]
I passed a- [G] long the [E7sus4] way [E7]
Well I [F] got down on my [C] knees (Got down [E7] on my [Am] knees)
And I pre- [F] tend to [E7sus4] pray (I pretend to [E7] pray)
You know the preacher likes the [Am] cold (Preacher [G] likes the [F] cold)
He knows [G] I'm gonna [E7sus4] stay  (knows I'm gonna [E7] stay)

Chorus
California [Am] dreamin' (Cali- [G] fornia [F] dreamin')
On [G] such a winter's [E7sus4] day...  [E7]

All the leaves are [Am] brown (All the [G] leaves are [F] brown)
And the [G] sky is [E7sus4] gray  (and the sky is [E7] gray)
[F] I've been for a [C] walk (I've been [E7] for a [Am] walk)
On a [F] winter's [E7sus4] day  (on a winter's [E7] day)
If I didn't [Am] tell her (If I  [G] didn't [F] tell her)
I could [G] leave to- [E7sus4] day  (I could leave to- [E7] day)

Chorus
California [Am] dreamin' (Cali- [G] fornia [F] dreamin')
On [G] such a winter's [Am] day  (Cali- [G] fornia [F] dreamin')
On [G] such a winter's [Am] day  (Cali- [G] fornia [F] dreamin')
On [G] such a winter's [E7sus4] day | [E7sus4] | [Am↓]

#Capo on 4th fret to play with original.

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Il est trop tard
Georges Moustaki (1969)


|   [A] Pendant que je dor- | [E7] mais... | [E7] pendant que je rê- | [A] vais,
|   [A] Les aiguilles ont tour- |   [E7] né... | [E7] il est trop | [A] tard.
|   [A7] Mon enfance est si | [D] loin... | [Bm7] il est déjà de- | [C#m7] main.
|   [E7] Passe, passe le | [A] temps, il n'y en a | [D] plus pour | [E7] très long- | [A] temps.

| [A] Pendant que je t'ai- | [E7] mais... | [E7] pendant que je t'a- | [A] vais,
| [A] L'amour s'en est al- | [E7] lé... | [E7] il est trop | [A] tard.
| [A7] Tu étais si jo- | [D] lie... | [Bm7] je suis seul dans mon | [C#m7] lit.
| [E7] Passe, passe le | [A] temps, il n'y en a | [D] plus pour | [E7] très long- |   [A] temps.


| [A] Pendant que je chan- | [E7] tais... | [E7] ma chère liber- | [A] té,
| [A] D'autres l'ont enchaî- | [E7] née... | [E7] il est trop | [A] tard.
| [A7] Certains se sont bat- | [D] tus... | [Bm7] moi, je n'ai jamais | [C#m7] su.
| [E7] Passe, passe le | [A] temps, il n'y en a | [D] plus pour | [E7] très long- | [A] temps.

| [A] Pourtant, je vis tou- | [E7] jours... | [E7] pourtant, je fais l'a- | [A] mour,
| [A] M'arrive même de chan- | [E7] ter... | [E7] ...sur ma gui- | [A] tare,
| [A7] Pour l'enfant que j'é- | [D] tais... | [Bm7] pour l'enfant que j'ai | [C#m7] fait.
| [E7] Passe, passe le | [A] temps, il n'y en a | [D] plus pour | [E7] très long- | [A] temps.

| [A] Pendant que je chan- | [E7] tais... | [E7] Pendant que je t'ai- | [A] mais,
| [A] Pendant que je rê- | [E7] vais... | [E7] Il était encore | [A] temps. | [A!]  

#Joue avec l'original dans cette tonalité.


#Last Updated 11/04/19 JJ
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I Still Miss Someone
Johnny Cash & Roy Cash Jr. (1958)


| [C] | [D] | [G] | [G]  

At my | [G] door the | [C] leaves are | [D] falling | [D]  
The | [C] cold wild | [D] wind will | [G] come | [G] |
| [G] Sweethearts walk | [C] by to- | [D] gether | [D]  
And | [C] I still | [D] miss some- | [G] one | [G]  

I | [G] go out | [C] on a | [D] party | [D]  
And | [C] look for a | [D] little | [G] fun | [G]  
But | [G] I find a | [C] darkened | [D] corner | [D]  
'Cause | [C] I still | [D] miss | [G] someone | [G]  

Chorus
No, I | [C] never got | [D] over those | [G] blue eyes | [G]  
I | [C] see them | [D] every- | [G] where | [G]  
I | [C] miss those | [D] arms that | [G] held me | [G]  
When | [C] all the | [D] love was | [G] there | [G]  

I | [G] wonder | [C] if she's | [D] sorry | [D]  
For | [C] leavin' what | [D] we'd be- | [G] gun | [G]  
There's | [G] someone | [C] for me | [D] somewhere | [D]  
And | [C] I still | [D] miss some- | [G] one | [G]  

Instrumental
| [G]   | [C]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]  
| [G]   | [C]   | [D]   | [D]  
| [C]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G]  

Chorus
No, I | [C] never got | [D] over those | [G] blue eyes | [G]  
I | [C] see them | [D] every- | [G] where | [G]  
I | [C] miss those | [D] arms that | [G] held me | [G]  
When | [C] all the | [D] love was | [G] there | [G]  

I | [G] wonder | [C] if she's | [D] sorry | [D]  
For | [C] leavin' what | [D] we'd be- | [G] gun | [G]  
There's | [G] someone | [C] for me | [D] somewhere | [D]  
And | [C] I still | [D] miss some- | [G] one | [G]   |
| [C]   | [D]   | [G↓]

#Capo on 1st fret to play with Johnny Cash.
#Capo on 3rd fret to play with EmmyLou Harris. The order of sections is a bit different.


#Last Updated 11/01/19 JJ
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Your Song
Elton John (w/Bernie Taupin, 1970)


     Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | d - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &
   Fingerpicking (SAS Rhythm)
  
  |-------I---------|
4 |---I-------I-----|
4 |-T-----------M---|
  |-----T-----------|
    1 & 2 & - & 4 -


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

| [D] It's a little bit | [G] funny, | [A] this feeling in- | [F#m] side |
| [Bm] I'm not one of | those who can | easily | [G] hide |
| [D] I don't have much | [A] money, but, | [F#m] boy if I | [Bm] did |
| [D] I'd buy a big | [Em7] house where | [G] we both could | [A] live | [A] |

| [D] If I was a | [G] sculptor, | [A] but then again, | [F#m] no
Or a | [Bm] man who makes | potions in a | travelling | [G] show
I | [D] know it's not | [A] much but it's the | [F#m] best I can | [Bm] do
| [D] My gift is my | [Em7] song, and | [G] this one's for you | [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] And you can tell | [Bm] everybody | [Em7] this is your | [G] song |
| [A] It may be | [Bm] quite simple but | [Em7] now that it's | [G] done |
| [Bm] I hope you don't mind, | I hope you don't mind, | that I put down in | [G↓] words
How | [D↓] wonderful | [Em7↓] life is while | [G] you're in the world | [A] | [A] |

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

| [D] I sat on the | [G] roof | [A] and kicked off the | [F#m] moss
Well a | [Bm] few of the | verses, well it | got me quite | [G] cross |
| [D] But the sun's been | [A] quite kind, | [F#m] while I wrote this | [Bm] song |
| [D] It's for people like | [Em7] you that | [G] keep it turned | [A] on | [A] |

| [D] So excuse me | [G] forgetting, | [A] but these things I | [F#m] do |
| [Bm] You see I've for- | gotten if they're | green or they're | [G] blue |
| [D] Anyway, the thing is, | [A] what I really | [F#m] mean | [Bm]   |
| [D] Yours are the | [Em7] sweetest eyes | [G] I've ever seen | [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] And you can tell | [Bm] everybody | [Em7] this is your | [G] song   |
| [A] It may be | [Bm] quite simple but | [Em7] now that it's | [G] done   |
| [Bm] I hope you don't mind, | I hope you don't mind, | that I put down in | [G↓] words
How | [D↓] wonderful | [Em7↓] life is while | [G] you're in the world | [A] | [A] |
| [Bm] I hope you don't mind, | I hope you don't mind, | that I put down in | [G↓] words
How | [D↓] wonderful | [Em7↓] life is while | [G] you're in the world |
| [D] | [G] | [A] | [G] | [D↓]


#Capo on 1st fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 11/11/19 JJ
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