Songbook - January & February 2023
A Little Bit Of Rain Fred Neil (1965)
A Pirate Looks At Forty Jack Johnson / Dave Matthews / Tim Reynolds (Jimmy Buffett, 1974)
Hand On My Back Mary Chapin Carpenter (2016)
No Time The Guess Who (Bachman/Cummings, 1968)
Salt Water Joys Buddy Wasisname (Wayne Chaulk)
Try A Little Kindness Glen Campbell (Curt Sapaugh, Bobby Austin, 1969)



A Little Bit Of Rain
Fred Neil (1965)


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

| [D] | [D7] | [D] | [D7]
If I should | [D] leave you | [D7] |   
| [G] ... Try to re-   | [A7] member | [D] the good times | [D7] |   
| [G] ... Warm | [A7] days filled with | [D] sunshine | [D7] |   
| [G] ... And just a | [A7] little bit | [D] of rain | [D7] |   
| [G] ... And just a | [A7] little bit | [D] of rain | [D7] | [D] | [D7]  

And if | [D] you look back | [D7] |   
| [G] ... Try to for-   | [A7] get | [D] the bad times | [D7] |   
| [G] ... Lonely | [A7] blue and | [D] sad times | [D7] |
| [G] ... And just a | [A7] little bit | [D] of rain | [D7] |   
| [G] ... And just a | [A7] little bit | [D] of rain | [D7]   | [G] | [A7] |   
| [D]   | [D7]   | [G]   | [A7] |
| [D]   | [D7]   | [D]   | [D7]  

And if | [D] I look back | [D7] |   
| [G] ... I will re-   | [A7] member all | [D] the good times | [D7] |   
| [G] ... Warm | [A7] days filled with | [D] sunshine | [D7] |   
| [G] ... And just a | [A7] little bit | [D] of rain | [D7] |
| [G] ... And just a | [A7] little bit | [D] of rain | [D7] | [D] | [D7] | [D7!]    

#Play along with the original in this key.

#Last Updated 23/01/30 JJ
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A Pirate Looks At Forty
Jack Johnson / Dave Matthews / Tim Reynolds (Jimmy Buffett, 1974)


Fingerpicking in 4/4... for example
|-------M-----------M----|      |-------R-----------R----|
|----I-----I-----I-----I-|  or  |-------M-----------M----|
|-T----------------------|      |----I-----I-----I-----I-|
|-------------T----------|      |-T-----------T----------|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &          1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &

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

| [G] . Mother, mother | ocean ... | . I have heard you | call
| [C] Wanted to sail u-   | pon your waters since | I was three feet | [G] tall
'cause you've seen it | [Am] all... | [D] .. you've seen it | [G] all   | [G] |

| [G] . Watched the men who | rode you .. | . switch from sails to | steam
And | [C] in your belly, you | hold the treasures | few have ever | [G] seen
Most of 'em | [Am] dream... | [D] .. most of 'em | [G] dream | [G] |

Instrumental Verse
| [G]   | [G]   | [G]   | [G] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [G] |   
| [Am]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G] |   

| [G] . Yes I am a | pirate, a | few hundred years too | late
The | [C] cannons don't thunder, there's | nothin' to plunder
I'm an | [C] under forty victim of | [G] fate
Arriving too | [Am] late... | [D] .. arriving too | [G] late | [G] |

| [G] . I've done a bit of | smugglin'.. | . I've run my share of | weed
I've | [C] made enough money, to | buy Miami, but I | pissed it away so | [G] fast
Never meant to | [Am] last... | [D] .. never meant to | [G] last | [G] |

Instrumental Verse
| [G]   | [G]   | [G]   | [G] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [G] |   
| [Am]   | [D]   | [G]   | [G] |   

And | [G] I have been drunk now for | over two weeks
I've | [G] passed out and I rallied and I've | sprung a few leaks
I've | [C] got to stop wishin', I've | got to go fishin'
| [C] Down to rock bottom a- | [G] gain
With just a few | [Am] friends... | [D] .. just a few | [G] friends | [G]
With just a few | [Am] friends... | [D] .. just a few | [G!] friends

#Play along with Johnson/Matthews/Reynolds cover version in this key.

#Original by Jimmy Buffett is also in this key. Mild differences in chords and form.

#Last Updated 17/01/23 JJ
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Hand On My Back
Mary Chapin Carpenter (2016)


| [Am] | [Am] | [F] | [F] |
| [C]   | [C]   | [G] | [G]  

| [Am] . I move through the | world like an | [F] arrow that flies | [F] |   
| [C] . Slicing the | air as I'm | [G] mapping the skies | [G] |   
| [Am] . And way deep | down the | [F] echoes remain | [F] |   
| [C] . Memories | sounding like | [G] rattling chains | [G] |   

| [Am] . But lately | I think I am | [F] coming around | [F]  
I'm | [C] liking the | feel of my | [G] feet on the ground | [G] |   
| [Am] . And last night | I stopped | [F] dead in these tracks | [F]  
Re-   | [C] calling your | hand on the | [G] small of my back | [G] |   

| [F] . The slightest | brush but as | [G] powerful too | [G]    
As an | [Am] electrical storm | .... | [F] that's moving on | through
Then is | [C] gone... as | fast as it | [Em7] came | .. leaving | [F] nothing,
Not | [Dm] even the | [Em7] rain | [Em7] |     

| [Am] . When I was | younger how | [F] I took my time | [F] |   
| [C] . Folly and | wisdom form | [G] points on a line | [G] |   
| [Am] . From one to a-   | nother... with | [F] space in between | [F]  
For the | [C] lessons you | learn & the | [G] dreams that you | dream |

| [Am] . But tell me what | happens when | [F] dreams don't come | true
How you | [C] overcome | some things un-   | [G] til they overtake | you
Why you | [Am] never got chosen | ... why you | [F] never felt claimed | [F]  
By | [C] some passion or | person that is | [G] never explained | [G] |   

| [F] . I come on | quiet but I'm | [G] fierce as a | lion
Life will | [Am] take us a-   | part but we | [F] never stop | trying
To pro-   | [C] ceed as if | whole and | [Em7] intact | [Em7]      
Like I | [F] felt with your | [Dm] hand on my | [Em7] back | [Em7] |     

| [F]   | [F]   | [G]   | [G]   |   
| [Am] | [Am] | [F]   | [F]   |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [Em7] | [Em7] |   
| [F]   | [Dm] | [Em7] | [Em7] |   

| [Am] .. Nothing can | catch me | [F] when I'm moving | fast |
| [C] . Even those | rattling chains | [G] of the past | [G]  
So I'll | [Am] go like that | arrow but | [F] with nowhere to | land
I am | [C] losing ve-   | locity, | [G] height and com- | mand

We | [Am] all hit the | ground, we all | [F] fall from the sky | [F]  
We | [C] burn up, we | break up, we | [G] wreck and we | cry
But we're | [Am] bound up to-   | gether by | [F] sight and by | pact
That be-   | [C] gins with the | touch of your | [G] hand on my | back |

| [Am] | [Am] | [F] | [F] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [G] | [G] |   
| [Am] | [Am] | [F] | [F] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [G] | [G] |   
| [Am] | [Am] | [F] | [F] |   
| [C]   | [C]   | [G] | [G!]  

#Play along with the original in this key.

#Last Updated 23/01/30 JJ
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No Time
The Guess Who (Bachman/Cummings, 1968)


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

Intro/Instrumental Melody   
  D                 Fmaj7            G                 D
|-----------------|----------------|-----------0-----|--------
|-----------0---1-|----------------|-3---3-3-3-------|--------
|-2---2-2-2-------|----------------|---------------2-|--------
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------
     D                 Fmaj7            G                 D    
---|-------0-3-5-5/7-|----------530-3-|-5-----3-0-------|-----------|
---|---1-3-----------|----------------|-----------3-----|-----------|
-0-|-2---------------|----------------|---------------20|-2---------|
---|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|  

Intro
| [D]   | [Fmaj7]   | [G]   | [D]   |   
| [D]   | [Fmaj7]   | [G]   | [D]   |

| [D] (No time left for you) | [Fmaj7] On my way to | [G] better things |
| [D] . I'll find myself some |
| [D] wings (No time left for you) |
| [Fmaj7] Distant roads are | [G] calling me |
| [D!] Mmda, mmda | mmda, mmda, mmda

Chorus
| [G] No time [D] for a | [Am] summer [D] friend |
| [G] No time [D] for the | [Am] love you [D] send |
| [G] Seasons [D] change and | [Am] so did [D] I
You | [C] need not wonder | [Bm7] why
You | [C] need not wonder | [Bm7] why
There's | [C] no time left for | [Bm7] you |
| [C] No time left for | [Bm7!] you ou | ou ou |

Instrumental
| [D]   | [Fmaj7]   | [G]   | [D]   |   
| [D]   | [Fmaj7]   | [G]   | [D]   |

| [D] (No time left for you) | [Fmaj7] On my way to | [G] better things |
| [D] . I'll find myself some |
| [D] wings (No time left for you) | [Fmaj7] Distant roads are | [G] calling me |
| [D!] Mmgate, mmgate | mmgate, mmgate, mmgate |

Chorus
| [G] No time [D] for a | [Am] gentle [D] rain |
| [G] No time [D] for my | [Am] watch and [D] chain |
| [G] No time [D] for re-   | [Am] volving [D] doors
No | [C] time for the killing | [Bm7] floor
No | [C] time for the killing | [Bm7] floor
There's | [C] no time left for | [Bm7] you |
| [C] No time left for | [Bm7!] you ou | ou ou |

Instrumental
| [D]   | [Fmaj7]   | [G]   | [D]   |   
| [D]   | [Fmaj7]   | [G]   | [D]   |

Chorus
| [G] No time [D] for a | [Am] summer [D] friend |
| [G] No time [D] for the | [Am] love you [D] send |
| [G] Seasons [D] change and | [Am] so did [D] I
You | [C] need not wonder | [Bm7] why
You | [C] need not wonder | [Bm7] why
There's | [C] no time left for | [Bm7] you |
| [C] No time left for | [Bm7!] you ou ou ou

Outro
| [D] . No time | [Fmaj7] . no time | [G] . no time | [D] . no time |
| [D] . No time | [Fmaj7] . no time | [G] . no time | [D] . no time |
| [D] . I got, got, got, | [Fmaj7] got no time |
| [G] . I got, got, got, | [D] got no time |
| [D] . I got, got, got, | [Fmaj7] got no time |
| [G] . I got, got, got, | [D] got no time   | [D!]  

#Play along with the original in this key.

#Last Updated 23/01/23 JJ
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Salt Water Joys
Buddy Wasisname (Wayne Chaulk)


Fingerpicking in 4/4... for example
|----------M-------------|      |----------M-------------|
|----I-----------I-----I-|  or  |-------I--------I-----I-|
|-T-----------------T----|      |-T-----------------T----|
|-------T----------------|      |-------------T----------|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &          1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
  
Intro melody outline for ukulele

Soundslice Link for Intro & Instrumental: https://www.soundslice.com/slices/pgL4c/

Intro
| [F] [Em] | [C] | [F] [Em] | [C] |
| [C] | [G] | [Am] | [F] |
| [C] | [C] | [G7] | [C] |

Just to | [C] wake up in the | [G] morning to the | [Am] quiet of the | [F] cove
And | [C] hear Aunt Bessie | [G7] talking to her- | [C] self | [C]
And to | [C] hear poor Uncle | [G] John mumbling | [Am] wishes to old | [F] Nell
It | [C] made me feel like | [G7] everything was | [C] fine. | [C]

Chorus
I was | [G] born down by the | [Am] water and | [F] here I'm goin' to | [C] stay
I've | [G] searched for all the | [Am] reasons why | [F] I should go a- | [C] way
But I | [C] haven't got the | [G] thirst for all those | [Am] modern day | [F] toys
So | [C] I'll just take my | [C] chances with those | [G] saltwater | [C] joys.
| [F] [Em] | [C] | [F] [Em] | [C] |

| [C] Following a little | [G] brook as it | [Am] trickles to the | [F] shore
In the | [C] Autumn when the | [G7] trees are flaming | [C] red | [C]
Kicking | [C] leaves that fall a- | [G] round me, watching | [Am] sunset paint the | [F] hills,
'Tis | [C] all I'll ever | [G7] need to feel at | [C] home | [C]

Chorus
This | [G] island that we | [Am] cling to, has been | [F] handed down with | [C] pride
By | [G] folks who fought to | [Am] live here, taking | [F] hardships all in | [C] stride.
So I'll | [C] compliment her | [G] beauty hold | [Am] on to my good- | [F] byes.
And I'll | [C] stay and take my | [C] chances with those | [G7] saltwater | [C] joys.
| [F] [Em] | [C] | [F] [Em] | [C]

How | [C] can I leave those | [G] mornings with the | [Am] sunrise on the | [F] cove
And the | [C] gulls like flies sur- | [G7] rounding Clayton's | [C] wharf? | [C]
Platters | [C] Island wrapped in | [G] rainbow in the | [Am] evening after | [F] fog
The | [C] ocean smells are | [G7] perfume to my | [C] soul. | [C]

Chorus
Some | [G] go to where the | [Am] buildings | [F] reach to meet the | [C] clouds
Where | [G] warm and gentle   | [Am] people turn to | [F] swarming faceless | [C] crowds
So I'll | [C] do without the | [G] riches, the | [Am] glamour and the | [F] noise
And I'll | [C] stay and take my | chances with those | [G7] saltwater | [C] joys. | [C]

Some | [G] go to where the | [Am] buildings | [F] reach to meet the | [C] clouds
Where | [G] warm and gentle | [Am] people turn to | [F] swarming faceless | [C] crowds
So I'll | [C] do without the | [G] riches, the | [Am] glamour and the | [F] noise
And I'll | [C] stay and take my | chances with those | [G7] saltwater | [C] joys. | [C]

| [G] | [Am] | [F] | [C] |
| [C] | [C] | [G7] | [C] | [C!]

#Play along with the original in this key.

#Soundslice Link for Intro & Instrumental: https://www.soundslice.com/slices/pgL4c/
#Last Updated 16/01/23 JJ
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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↓]

#Play along with Jann Arden and Doane USchool in this key (Key of A).

#Here is the original Glen Campbell version in the key of E.

#Last Updated 05/05/20 JJ
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