Songbook - May-June 2020
The Garden Song (Inch By Inch) Various Artists (David Mallett, 1975)
I Won't Back Down Tom Petty (w/Jeff Lynne, 1989)
Some Days Are Diamonds John Denver (1981)
Stay With Me Sam Smith (Smith, Napier, Phillips & Petty, Lynne (2014)
Try A Little Kindness Glen Campbell (Curt Sapaugh, Bobby Austin, 1969)
Up On the Roof Carole King w/James Taylor (King/Goffin, 1962)
Youll Never Walk Alone Gerry and the Pacemakers (Rodgers & Hammerstein, 1945)



The Garden Song (Inch By Inch)
Various Artists (David Mallett, 1975)



Chorus
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] gonna [A] make this | [D] garden grow. |
| [Em] All it [A] takes is a | [D] rake and a [Bm7] hoe and a | [Em] piece of fertile | [A] ground. |
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] Someone [A] bless the | [D] seeds I sow. |
| [Em] Someone [A] warm them | [D] from be- [Bm7] low, 'til the | [Em] rain comes [A] tumbling | [D] down. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |


| [D] Pulling weeds | [G] and picking [D] stones, | [Em] we are [A] made of | [D] dreams and bones |
| [Em] Feel the [A] need to | [D] grow my [Bm7] own 'cause the | [Em] time is close at | [A] hand. |
| [D] Grain for grain, | [G] sun and [D] rain, | [Em] I find my [A] way in | [D] nature's chain |
| [Em] I tune my [A] body | [D] and my brain to the | [Em] music [A] from the | [D] land. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |   

Chorus
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] gonna [A] make this | [D] garden grow. |
| [Em] All it [A] takes is a | [D] rake and a [Bm7] hoe and a | [Em] piece of fertile | [A] ground. |
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] Someone [A] bless the | [D] seeds I sow. |
| [Em] Someone [A] warm them | [D] from be- [Bm7] low, 'til the | [Em] rain comes [A] tumbling | [D] down. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |

So | [D] plant your rows | [G] straight and [D] long, | [Em] temper [A] them with | [D] prayer and song |
| [Em] Mother [A] Earth will | [D] make you [Bm7] strong if you | [Em] give her love and | [A] care
Now | [D] old crow watching | [G] hungri- [D] ly, | [Em] from his [A] perch in | [D] yonder tree. |
| [Em] In my [A] garden | [D] I'm as [Bm7] free as that | [Em] feathered [A] thief up | [D] there. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] gonna [A] make this | [D] garden grow. |
| [Em] All it [A] takes is a | [D] rake and a [Bm7] hoe and a | [Em] piece of fertile | [A] ground. |
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] Someone [A] bless the | [D] seeds I sow. |
| [Em] Someone [A] warm them | [D] from be- [Bm7] low, 'til the | [Em] rain comes [A] tumbling | [D] down. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D↓]

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I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty (w/Jeff Lynne, 1989)


     Palm muted chords   (or short down strums)
4/4 | d d d d d d d d |
      1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


Intro
| [Em] [D] | [G]   | [Em] [D] | [G]          

Well, I | [Em] ...won't [D] back | [G] down
No, I | [Em] ...won't [D] back | [G] down
You can | [Em] stand me [D] up at the | [C] gates of hell
But I | [Em] ...won't [D] back | [G] down

No, I | [Em] ...stand [D] my | [G] ground
Won't be | [Em] ...turned [D] a- | [G] round
And I | [Em] keep this | [D] world from | [C] draggin' me down
Gonna | [Em] ...stand [D] my | [G] ground
And I | [Em] ...won't [D] back | [G] down (I [C↓] won't [G↓] back)

Chorus
| [C] He- [G]-ey | [D] baby [G]... |
| [C] there ain't no ea- [G] sy way | [D] out (I won't [G] back) |
| [C] He- [G]-ey   | [D] I...  will | [Em] stand [D] my | [G] ground
And I | [Em] won't [D] back | [G] down

Well, I | [Em] know [D] what's | [G] right
And I got | [Em] just [D] one | [G] life
In a | [Em] world that [D] keeps on | [C] pushin' me around
But I | [Em] stand [D] my | [G] ground
And I | [Em] won't [D] back | [G] down (I [C↓] won't [G↓] back)

Chorus
| [C] He- [G]-ey | [D] baby [G]... |
| [C] there ain't no ea- [G] sy way | [D] out (I won't [G] back) |
| [C] He- [G]-ey   | [D] I...  will | [Em] stand [D] my | [G] ground
And I | [Em] won't [D] back | [G] down

Solo
| [Em] [D] | [G]   | [Em] [D] | [G]   |   
| [Em] [D] | [C]   | [Em] [D] | [G]   |   
| [Em] [D] | [G] (I [C↓] won't [G↓] back)      

Chorus
| [C] He- [G]-ey | [D] baby [G]... |
| [C] there ain't no ea- [G] sy way | [D] out (I won't [G] back) |
| [C] He- [G]-ey   | [D] I...  will | [Em] stand [D] my | [G] ground
And I | [Em] won't [D] back | [G] down (I [C↓] won't [G↓] back)

Chorus
| [C] He- [G]-ey | [D] baby [G]... |
| [C] there ain't no ea- [G] sy way | [D] out (I won't [G] back) |
| [C] He- [G]-ey   | [D] I...  will | [Em] stand [D] my | [G] ground
And I | [Em] won't [D] back | [G] down
No I | [Em] won't [D] back | [G↓] down

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Some Days Are Diamonds
John Denver (1981)


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


Intro
| [G] | [Gsus4] | [G] | [Gsus4]

When you | [G] ask how I've | [D] been here with- | [Em] out you | [Em]
I [D↓] like to | [C] say I've been | fine and I | [G] do | [G]
But we both | [C] know the | truth is hard to | [G] come by
And if | [Em] I told the | [A] truth that's not quite | [D] true | [D↓]

Chorus
Some days are | [G] diamonds | [C] ...some days are | [G] stones | [G]
Sometimes the | [Em] hard times | [A] won't leave me a- | [D] lone | [D]
Sometimes the | [G] cold wind | [C] blows a chill in my | [G] bones [D↓] |
|   [Em]... [C] Some days are | [G] diamonds | [D] ...some days are |
| [G] stones [G7] | [C] [C#dim7] | [G] | [D] |

Instrumental
| [G] | [Gsus4] | [G] | [Gsus4]


Now the | [G] face that I | [D] see in my mir- | [Em] ror | [Em]
[D↓] More and | [C] more is a | stranger to | [G] me | [G]
More and | [C] more... I can | see... there's a | [G] danger   | [G]
In be- | [Em] coming what I | [A] never thought I'd | [D] be | [D↓]

Chorus
Some days are | [G] diamonds | [C] ...some days are | [G] stones | [G]
Sometimes the | [Em] hard times | [A] won't leave me a- | [D] lone | [D]
Sometimes the | [G] cold wind | [C] blows a chill in my | [G] bones [D↓] |
|   [Em]... [C] Some days are | [G] diamonds | [D] ...some days are |
| [G] stones | [D] | [A] | [E7]

Key Change (with connectors)
Chorus
| [A] | [E7]
Some days are | [A] diamonds | [D] ...some days are | [A] stones | [A]
Sometimes the | [F#m] hard times | [B7] won't leave me a- | [E7] lone | [E7]
Sometimes the | [A] cold wind | [D] blows a chill in my | [A] bones |
|   [F#m]... [D] Some days are | [A] diamonds | [E7] ...some days are |
| [A] stones | [E7] | [A↓]

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Stay With Me
Sam Smith (Smith, Napier, Phillips & Petty, Lynne (2014)


      Am      F     C      
4/4 | D - - - D - - U | - u d u d u d u |
      1   2   3   4 &     & 2 & 3 & 4 &

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

[Am] Guess it's true, I'm not [F] good at a one [C] night stand
[Am] But I still need [F] love cause I'm just [C] a man
[Am] These nights never [F] seem to go [C] to plan
[Am] I don't want you to [F] leave, will you hold [C] my hand?

Chorus
Won't you [Am] stay [F] with [C] me?
Cause you're [Am] all [F] I [C] need
This ain't [Am] love it's [F] clear to [C] see
But darling, [Am] stay [F] with [C] me

[Am] Why am I so e- [F] motio- [C] nal?
[Am] No it's not a good [F] look, gain some self [C] control
[Am] And deep down I [F] know this never [C] works
[Am] But you can lay with [F] me so it doesn't [C] hurt

Chorus
Won't you [Am] stay [F] with [C] me?
Cause you're [Am] all [F] I [C] need
This ain't [Am] love it's [F] clear to [C] see
But darling, [Am] stay [F] with [C] me


Oh-oh-oh [Am] oh-oh- [F] oh-oh- [C] oooh
Oh-oh-oh [Am] oh-oh- [F] oh-oh- [C] oooh
Oh-oh-oh [Am] oh-oh- [F] oh-oh- [C] oooh
Oh-oh-oh [Am] oh-oh- [F] oh-oh- [C] oooh

Chorus
Won't you [Am] stay [F] with [C] me?
Cause you're [Am] all [F] I [C] need
This ain't [Am] love it's [F] clear to [C] see
But darling, [Am] stay [F] with [C] me


Chorus
Won't you [Am] stay [F] with [C] me?
Cause you're [Am] all [F] I [C] need
This ain't [Am] love it's [F] clear to [C] see
But darling, [Am] stay [F] with [C] me


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Try A Little Kindness
Glen Campbell (Curt Sapaugh, Bobby Austin, 1969)

As performed by Jann Arden w/Doane USchool

Intro (Play 4x)
    A                         G↓  D↓
  |-----0-----0-----|-0-----0-2---0---|
4 |---0-----0-----0-|-----0---3---2---|
4 |-----------------|---------2---2---|
  |-2-----2-----2---|---2-----0---2---|
    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro (Play tab above or chords below)
| [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] | [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] |
| [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] | [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] |

If you | [A] see your brother | [D] standing by the | [A] road | [A]
With a heavy | [E7] load | [D] from the seeds he's | [A] sowed | [A]
And if you | [A] see your sister | [D] falling by the | [A] way | [A]
Just stop and | [E7] say, | [D] you're going the wrong | [A] way | [A↓]

Chorus
You got to | [E7] try a little | kindness |
| [D] Show a little | [A] kindness
Just | [D] shine your light for | [A] everyone to | [E7] see | [E7↓]
[A↓] And [A↓] if [A↓] you | [D] try a little | kindness
Then you'll | [A] overlook the | [F#m] blindness
Of a | [D] broken-hearted | [E7] people on the | [D] broken [E7] hearted

Instrumental (Play like Intro)
| [A] streets | [A] [G↓] [D↓] | [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] |
| [A] ...     | [A] [G↓] [D↓] | [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] |

| [A] Don't you walk a- | [D] round down and | [A] out | [A]
Lend a helping | [E7] hand | [D] instead of | [A] doubt | [A]
And the | [A] kindness that you | [D] show every | [A] day | [A]
Will help some- | [E7] one | [D] along their | [A] way | [A↓]

Chorus
You got to | [E7] try a little | kindness |
| [D] Show a little | [A] kindness
Just | [D] shine your light for | [A] everyone to | [E7] see | [E7↓]
[A↓] And [A↓] if [A↓] you | [D] try a little | kindness
Then you'll | [A] overlook the | [F#m] blindness
Of a | [D] broken-hearted | [E7] people on the | [D] broken [E7] hearted |
| [A] streets [A↓] You [A↓] got [A↓] to |

| [E7↓] Try a little | kindness |
| Show a little | kindness
Just | shine your light for | everyone to | [E7] see | [E7↓]
[A↓] And [A↓] if [A↓] you | [D] try a little | kindness
Then you'll | [A] overlook the | [F#m] blindness
Of a | [D] broken-hearted | [E7] people on the | [D] broken [E7] hearted |

Outro (Play like Intro)
| [A] streets | [A] [G↓] [D↓] | [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] |
| [A] ...     | [A] [G↓] [D↓] | [A] ... | [A] [G↓] [D↓] | [A↓]

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Up On the Roof
Carole King w/James Taylor (King/Goffin, 1962)



Carole (Key of C)
| [F↓] ...When | [C] this old world starts | [Am] getting me down
And | [F] people are just too | [Dm] much for me to | [C] face  [F↓] [G↓] | [C]  
I | [C] climb way up to the | [Am] top of the stairs
And | [F] all my cares just | [Dm] drift [G7] right in to | [C] space [F↓] [G↓] | [C]  

| [F] On the roof it's | [F] peaceful as can | [F] be   | [F]  
And | [C] there the world be- | [Am] low can't bother | [Dm] me   | [C7↓]    

James (Key of F)
So then | [F] I come home feelin' | [Dm] tired and [Am] beat
Come on | [Bb] go up where the | [C7] air is fresh and | [F] sweet | [Bb] [C] |
I | [F] get far away from the | [Dm] hustling [Am] crowd
And | [Bb] all that rat race | [C7] noise down in the | [F] street | [Bb↓] [C↓] [F↓↓] |   


| [Bb] On the [C] roof, | [Bb] that's the only [C] place I | [Gm] know  [C]   | [Bb] [C]  
Where | [F] you just have to | [Dm] wish to make [C↓] it | [Bb] so-oh-oh-oh
Let's | [C7] go, up on my |

Instrumental (Key of F)
| [F] roof   | [Dm]   | [Bb] [C]   | [Bb] [C] |   
| [F] ...   | [Bb↓] [C↓] [F↓↓]

Carole (Key of C)
At | [F] night the stars put | [F] on a show for | [F] free   | [F]  
And | [C] darling, you can | [Am] share it all with | [Dm] me   | [C7↓]    

James (Key of F)
I keep a-telling you
| [F] Right smack dab in the | [Dm] middle of [Am] my town
I | [Bb] found a para- | [C7] dise that's just about trouble | [F] proof   | [Bb] [C]  
And | [F] if this old world starts | [Dm] getting you [Am] down
there's | [Bb] room enough for | [C7↓] two
Up on my | [F] roof...
| [Dm] ...Up on the | [Bb] roof [C] | [Bb] [C]  
Up on my | [F] roof...
| [Dm] ...Up on the | [Bb] roof [C] | [Bb] [C] | [F↓]  

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You'll Never Walk Alone
Gerry and the Pacemakers (Rodgers & Hammerstein, 1945)


   Fingerpicking
  |-------R-----|
6 |-----M---M---|
8 |---I-------I-|
  |-T-----------|
    1 2 3 4 5 6


When you | [C] walk... | ...through a | storm   | [C]  
Hold your | [G] head... | ...up | high   | [G]  
And | [F] don't... | ...be a- | [C] fraid... | ...of the |
| [G] dark   | [G] | [Gm] | [Gm]  

At the | [Dm] end... | ...of the | [Bb] storm   | [Bb]  
There's a | [F] go- | -olden | [Dm] sky | [Dm]  
And the | [Bb] sweet | [Am] silver | [Gm] song | [F]
...of a | [E7] lark | [E7] | [C7] | [C7]  

Walk | [F] on... | ...through the | [E7] wind | [E7]  
| [C] Walk on... | ... | [Fm] through the rain | [Fm]  
For your | [C] dreams... | ...be | [Em] tossed... | ...and |
| [F] blo- | ... | [G] -own | [G]

| [C] Walk on... | ...walk | [Caug] on... | [Caug]
With | [F] hope... | ...in your | [D] heart   | [D]  
And you'll | [C] ne-   | [Caug] ver   | [Am] walk... | [C7]
a- | [Em] lone | [Em] | [G] | [G]  
You'll | [C] ne-   | [Caug] ver   | [F] walk... | [G]
a- | [C] lone | [C] | [G] | [G]  

Walk | [C] on... | ...walk | [Caug] on | [Caug]    
With | [F] hope... | ...in your | [D] heart   | [D]  
And you'll | [C] ne-   | [Caug] ver   | [Am] walk... | [C7]
a- | [Em] lone | [Em] | [G] | [G]
You'll | [C↓] ne-  ever | [F↓] walk | [G↓] a- | [F] lone   | [F] | [C↓]  

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