Songbook - April & May 2021
Drift Away Dobie Gray (Mentor Williams, 1970)
Green Green Grass of Home Tom Jones (Curly Putnam, 1965)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye (Norman Whitfield / Barrett Strong, 1966)
Ripple Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter, 1970)
Tears In Heaven Eric Clapton (Clapton/Jennings, 1991)



Drift Away
Dobie Gray (Mentor Williams, 1970)


Cut Time Feel
| [D] .. Day after | day I'm more con- | [A] fused   | [A] ....
| [D] .. I look for the | light in the pouring | [A] rain   | [A] ....
| [D] .. You know it's a | game I hate to | [A] lose   | [A] ....
| [Bm7] .. now I'm feelin' the | strain   | [D] .. ain't it a | shame?

Chorus
Regular Strumming
Oh, | [A] give me the beat boys and | free my soul
I | [E7] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and |
| [D] drift away   | [D] ....
Oh, | [A] give me the beat boys and | free my soul,
I | [E7] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and |
| [D] drift away   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]   |
| [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A!]  

Cut Time Feel
| [D] .. I'm beginning to | think I'm was wastin' | [A] time   | [A] ....
| [D] .. I don't under- | stand the things I | [A] do...   | [A] ....
| [D] .. The world out- | side looks so un- | [A] kind... | [A] ....
| [Bm7] .. now I'm counting on | you...   | [D] .. to carry me | through...

Chorus
Regular Strumming  
Oh, | [A] give me the beat boys and | free my soul
I | [E7] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and |
| [D] drift away   | [D] ....
Oh, | [A] give me the beat boys and | free my soul,
I | [E7] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and |
| [D] drift away   | [D]   | [D]   | [D]   |
| [A]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A!]  

Bridge
Pianistic Fingerpicking - Cut Time
| [Bm7] .. And when my | mind is free |
| [D] .. you know | melody can | [A] move me   | [A] .... |
| [Bm7] .. And when I'm | feeling blue |
| [D] .. the guitars are | coming through to |
| [E7] soothe me   | [E7] .... |

Cut Time Feel
| [D] .. Thanks for the | joy that you've given | [A] me...   | [A] ....
| [D] .. I want you to | know I believe in your | [A] song... | [A] ....
| [D] .. The rhythm and | rhyme and the harmo-   | [A] ny...   | [A] ....
| [Bm7] .. You help me a- | long... | [D] .. making me | strong...

Chorus
Oh, | [A!] give me the beat boys and | free my soul
I | [E7!] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and
| [D!] drift away   | ....
Oh, | [A!] give me the beat boys and | free my soul
I | [E7!] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and
| [D!] drift away   | [D] ....

Chorus
Regular Strumming
Oh, | [A] give me the beat boys and | free my soul
I | [E7] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and |
| [D] drift away   | [D] ....   | [D] ....   | [D] ....
Oh, | [A] give me the beat boys and | free my soul
I | [E7] wanna get lost in your | Rock- n- Roll and |
| [D] drift away   | [D] ....   | [D] ....   | [D] .... |
| [A] | [A] | [E7]   | [E7]   |
| [D] | [D] | [D]   | [D]   | [A!]  

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 26/04/2021 JJ
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Green Green Grass Of Home
Tom Jones (Curly Putnam, 1965)


Intro
| [G]   | [Gsus4]   | [G]   | [Gsus4]   | [G]   | [D7]  

The | [G] old home town looks the | same
As I | [C] step down from the | [G] train
And there to | [G] meet me is my | [Gsus4] Mama  [G] and | [D7] Papa... | [D7] ...
Down the | [G] road I look, and | [G7] there runs Mary,
| [C] ...Hair of gold, and | lips like cherries
It's | [G] good to touch the | [D7] green, green grass of | [G] home.   | [G]  

Chorus
[D7↓] Yes, [D7↓] they'll | [G] all come to | [G7] meet me,
Arms | [C] reaching, smiling | sweetly,
It's | [G] good to touch the | [D7] green, green grass of | [G] home. | [D7]  

The | [G] old house is still | [G7] standing
Though the | [C] paint is cracked and | [G] dry
And there's that | [G] old oak tree | that I used to | [D] play on   | [D7]  
Down the | [G] lane I walk with | [G7] my sweet Mary,
| [C] ...Hair of gold, and | lips like cherries,
It's | [G] good to touch the | [D7] green, green grass of | [G] home | [G]  

Spoken Verse
| [G] ...Then I awake, and | look around me |
| [C] ...At four grey walls | [G] that surround me |
| [G] ...And I realise, | yes, I was only | [D7] dreaming   | [D7]  
For there's a | [G] guard, and there's a | [G7] sad old Padre |
| [C] ...Arm in arm we'll | [C] walk at daybreak |
| [G] Again I'll touch the | [D] green, green grass of | [G] home. [C] | [G]  

[C] Yes, they'll | [G] all come to | [G7] see me,
In the | [C] shade of that | old oak tree
As they | [G] lay me 'neath the | [D↓] green, green grass of | [C] home.   | [G↓]  

#Capo on 1st fret to play with Tom Jones.

#Johnny Cash plays this on in key of C#.

#Last Updated 03/05/2021 JJ
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye (Norman Whitfield / Barrett Strong, 1966)




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

Intro (Riff x 5
| [Dm]   | [Dm]   | [Dm]   | [Dm]  
| [Dm]   | [Dm]   | [Dm]   | [Dm]  
| [Dm]   | [Dm]    

Ooo I | [Dm] bet you're wonderin' how I knew | ...'Bout your |
| [A] plans to make me blue | [G] ... With some other |
| [Dm] guy you knew before | ...Between the two of us |
| [A] guys, you know I loved you more | [G] ...

Pre Chorus
It took me by sur- | [Bm7] prise I must | [G] say... when I |
| [Dm] found out yesterday | [G] ... don't you know that I |


Chorus
| [Dm] Heard it through the grapevine | ...Not much |
| [G] longer would you be mine | ...Ooo I |
| [Dm] heard it through the grapevine | ... And I'm |
| [G] just about to lose my mind | ...Honey, honey |
| [Dm] yeah (I heard it through the grapevine not much | longer would you be my) |
| [Dm] (baby...) | (ooh ooh ooh ooh)

I know that a | [Dm] man ain't supposed to cry | ... But these |
| [A] tears I can't hold inside   | [G] ... Losin' |
| [Dm] you would end my life you see | ... 'Cause you |
| [A] mean that much to me | [G] ...

Pre Chorus
You could have | [Bm7] told me yourself | [G] ... that you |
| [Dm] love someone else | [G] ... don't you know that I |


Chorus
| [Dm] Heard it through the grapevine | ...Not much |
| [G] longer would you be mine | ...Ooo I |
| [Dm] heard it through the grapevine | ... And I'm |
| [G] just about to lose my mind | ...Honey, honey |
| [Dm] yeah (I heard it through the grapevine not much | longer would you be my) |
| [Dm] (baby...) | (ooh ooh ooh ooh) |

Interlude (Riff x 2
| [Dm] | [Dm] | [Dm] | [Dm]

Verse 3
People say believe | [Dm] half from what you see | ...Non non |
| [A] none of what you hear | [G] ... but I can't |
| [Dm] help being confused | ... If it's |
| [A] true please tell me dear | [G] ...


Pre Chorus
Do you | [Bm7] plan to let me | [G] go... for the other |
| [Dm] guy that you loved be- | [G] fore? Don't you know I |


Chorus
| [Dm] Heard it through the grapevine | ...Not much |
| [G] longer would you be mine | ...Baby I |
| [Dm] heard it through the grapevine | ... Oooh I'm |
| [G] just about to lose my mind | ...Honey, honey |
| [Dm] yeah (I heard it through the grapevine not much | longer would you be my) |
| [Dm] (baby...) | (yeah yeah yeah) Honey, honey I |
| [Dm] know (I heard it through the grapevine not much | longer would you be my) |
| [Dm] (baby...) | (yea yeah yeah)

#Capo on 1st fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 19/04/2021 JJ
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Ripple
Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter, 1970)


     Carter Style Picking
4/4 | t3 - D u t4 - D u |
      1    2 & 3    4 &

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

If my words did [G] glow, | with the gold of [C] sunshine [C]
And my [C] tunes, were | played, on the | harp un- [G] strung
Would you hear my [G] voice, | come through the [C] music [C]  
Would you [G] hold it [D] near [C] as it were your [G] own?


It's a hand me [G] down, | the thou- oughts are [C] broken [C]
Per- [C] haps, they're | better | left un- [G] sung
I don't [G] know, | don't really [C] ca- are [C]
[G] Let there be [D] songs [C] to fill the [G] air [G]


Chorus
[Am] Ripple | in still [D] water [D]
When there [G] is no pebble [C] tossed
Nor [A] wind to [D] blow



Reach out your [G] hand, if your cup be [C] empty
If your [C] cup, is full, may it be a- [G] gain
Let it be [G] known, there is a [C] fountain  [C]  
[G] That was not [D] made [C] by the hands of [G] men


There is a [G] road, no simple [C] highway
Be- [C] tween the dawn and the dark of [G] night
And if you [G] go no one may [C] follow
[G] That path is [D] for [C] your steps [G] alone [G]


Chorus
[Am] Ripple | in still [D] water [D]
When there [G] is no pebble [C] tossed
Nor [A] wind to [D] blow


You who [G] choose to lead must [C] follow
But [C] if you fall you fall a- [G] lone
If you should [G] stand then who's to [C] guide you?
[G] If I knew the [D] way [C] I would take you [G] home

La da da [G] da, La da a da [C] daa da
La da [C] da, da da, da da daa da [G] da              
La da da [G] da, La da a da [C] daa da
[G] Laa daa [D] da, da [C] da da da da da [G↓] daa    


#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 3/06/18 JJ
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Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton (Clapton/Jennings, 1991)


Fingerpicking Pattern
A|-M-----M-----M-----M----|
E|-I-----I-----I-----I----|
C|----T-----T-----T-----T-|
G|------------------------|
   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &

Intro
| [G] [D7] | [Em] | [C] [D7] | [G]   |

| [G] Would you [D7] know my | [Em] name... |
| [C] If I [G] saw you in hea- | [D7] ven?   |   
| [G] Would it [D7] be the | [Em] same... |
| [C] If I [G] saw you in hea- | [D7] ven?   |

| [Em] ... I must be | [B7] strong   |
| [G7] ...And carry | [E7] on...
'Cause I | [Am] know I don't be- | long [D7↓↓] [D7↓] Here in
hea- | [G] ven [D7] | [Em] | [C] [D7] | [G] |

| [G] Would you [D7] hold my | [Em] hand   |
| [C] If I [G] saw you in hea- | [D7] ven?   |
| [G] Would you [D7] help me | [Em] stand   |
| [C] If I [G] saw you in hea- | [D7] ven?   |

| [Em] ... I'll find my | [B7] way... |
| [G7] ... Through night and | [E7] day...
'Cause I | [Am] know I don't be- | long [D7↓↓] [D7↓] Here in
hea- | [G] ven [D7] | [Em] | [C] [D7] | [G] |

Bridge
| [Bb] Time can [F] bring you | [Gm] down, time can [C] bend your |
| [F] knees [C] | [Dm] [C↓] [F↓] |
| [Bb] Time can [F] break your | [Gm] heart, have you [C] beggin' |
| [F] please [C] begging | [D7] please.... |

| [G] [D7] | [Em] | [C] [G] | [D7] |
| [G] [D7] | [Em] | [C] [G] | [D7] |

| [Em] ... Beyond the | [B7] door...   |
| [G7] ... There's peace I'm | [E7] sure...
And I | [Am] know there'll be no | more [D7↓↓] [D7↓] Tears in
hea- | [G] ven [D7] | [Em] | [C] [D7] | [G] |

| [G] Would you [D7] know my | [Em] name... |
| [C] If I [G] saw you in hea- | [D7] ven?   |   
| [G] Would it [D7] be the | [Em] same... |
| [C] If I [G] saw you in hea- | [D7] ven?   |

| [Em] ... I must be | [B7] strong   |
| [G7] ...And carry | [E7] on...
'Cause I | [Am] know I don't be- | long [D7↓↓] [D7↓] Here in
hea- | [G] ven [D7] | [Em] | [C] [D7] | [G↓]

#Capo on 2nd fret to play with original.

#Last Updated 19/04/2021 JJ
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