Songbook - November & December 2020
Ahead By A Century The Tragically Hip (1996)
House Of Gold 21 Pilots (Tyler Josheph, 2013)
Lay It On Me Vance Joy (Keogh/Bassett, 2017)
Party Favor Billie Eilish (2017)
Riptide Vance Joy (James Keogh, 2013)
Watermelon Sugar Harry Styles (2020)



Ahead By A Century
The Tragically Hip (1996)


Strum
| D - X u - u d u |


Riff:
  [D]
   D     u   u   u     u d u                                            
A|-0-----0---0---0-|---0-0-0---------|
E|-2-----0---5---2-|---2-2-2-0h2-0h2-| h=hammer-on
C|-2---------------|-----------------|
G|-2---------------|-----------------|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


Simple Riff:
  [D]                                    
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-2-----0---5---2-|---------0-2-0-2-|
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro Riff - Play 4x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |
| [D] ... First thing we'd | climb a tree |
| [D] ... and maybe | then we'd talk |
| [D] ... or sit si- | lently   |
| [D] ... and listen | to our thoughts |

| [C] ... Illusions of | someday   |
| [D] ... casting a | golden light |
| [C] ... no dress re- | hearsal |
| [D] ... this is | our life |

Riff - Play 2x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

Pre-Chorus
| [D] And that's where the | hornet stung me |
| [C] ... and | I had a feverish   |
| [D] dream...   | with revenge and   |
| [C] doubt ... to- | night we smoke them |
| [D] ou-ou-ou-out | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [G] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |   
| [G↓]  [G↑] [G↓] | ... |

Riff - Play 2x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

| [D] ... Stare in the | morning shroud |
| [D] ... and then the | day began |
| [D] ... I til- | ted your cloud
| [D] ... you til- | ted my hand |

| [C] ... Rain falls in | real time |
| [D] ... and rain fell | through the night |
| [C] ... no dress re- | hearsal |
| [D] ... this is | our life |

Riff - Play 2x
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] |

Pre-Chorus
| [D] But that's when the | hornet stung me |
| [C] ... and | I had a serious   |
| [D] dream...   | with revenge and   |
| [C] doubt ... to- | night we smoke them |
| [D] ou-ou-ou-out | [D] |

Chorus
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [G] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |   
| [G↓]  [G↑] [G↓] | [G] |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [G] ... You are a- | head by a century |
| [A] ... You are a- | head by a century |   
| [G↓]  [G↑] [G↓] | ... and disappointment is |
Riff 4x
| [D] gettin' me down | [D] | [D] | [D] |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D] | [D↓]


#Play along in this key.



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House Of Gold
21 Pilots (Tyler Josheph, 2013)


     Fast Wimpy Strong
4/4 | d u D u d u D u |

Chorus
She | [C] asked me, | "Son, when | [F] I grow | old,
Will | [Am] you buy | me a | [G] house of | gold?
And | [C] when your | father | [F] turns to | stone,
Will | [C] you take | [G] care of | [C] me?" | ...

Chorus
She | [C] asked me, | "Son, when | [F] I grow | old,
Will | [Am] you buy | me a | [G] house of | gold?
And | [C] when your | father | [F] turns to | stone,
Will | [C] you take | [G] care of | [C] me?" | ... |

Bridge
| [F] I | will | [A7] make | you |
| [Dm] Queen | of | [Bbm7] every- | thing you |
| [F] see ... I'll | put you on the | [C] map... I'll cure you of
dis- | [F] ease | [F] | [C] | [C]

Verse
Let's | [C] say we | up and | [F] left this | town
And | [Am] turned our | future | [G] upside | down
We'll | [C] make pre- | tend that | [F] you and | me
Lived | [C] ever | [G] after, | [C] happi- | ly

Chorus
She | [C] asked me, | "Son, when | [F] I grow | old,
Will | [Am] you buy | me a | [G] house of | gold?
And | [C] when your | father | [F] turns to | stone,
Will | [C] you take | [G] care of | [C] me?" | ... |

Bridge
| [F] I | will | [A7] make | you |
| [Dm] Queen | of | [Bbm7] every- | thing you |
| [F] see ... I'll | put you on the | [C] map... I'll cure you of
dis- | [F] ease | [F] | [C] | [C]

Verse
And | [C] since we | know that | [F] dreams are | dead
And | [Am] life turns | plans up- | [G] on their | head |
| [C] I will | plan to | [F] be a | bum
So | [C] I just | [G] might be- | [C] come some- | one

Chorus
She | [C] asked me, | "Son, when | [F] I grow | old,
Will | [Am] you buy | me a | [G] house of | gold?
And | [C] when your | father | [F] turns to | stone,
Will | [C] you take | [G] care of | [C] me?" | ... |

Bridge
| [F↓] I | will | [A7↓] make | you |
| [Dm↓] Queen | of | [Bbm7↓] every- | thing you |
| [F↓] see ... I'll | put you on the | [C↓] map... I'll cure you of
dis- | [F↓] ease

#Play along with original in this key.

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Lay It On Me
Vance Joy (Keogh/Bassett, 2017)


Verse/Chorus Chord Progression
      Dm        C   F                     Bb        F   C
4/4 | D - D - D U - U | - u d u d u d u | D - D - D U - U | - u d u d u d u |
      1   2   3 &   &     & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1   2   3 &   &     & 2 & 3 & 4 &
Pre-Chorus Strum:
4/4 | D - D u - u - u |
      1   2 &   &   &


[Dm]...I'm [C]so [F]gone
[Bb]...Anyone [F]could [C]see that I'm wasted
[Dm]...You [C]cut [F]through...
And [Bb]I just wanna know [F]... [C]...what's in your head


[Dm]... Write it [C]on a [F]piece of paper, [Bb]honey [F]... [C]... Mmm
[Dm]...Put it [C]in my [F]coat before I [Bb]go  [F].. [C]...
[Dm]...Hidden [C]in a [F]place you know I'll [Bb]find it  [F].. [C]... Oh oh
[Dm]...Later [C]when I'm [F]sitting all a- [Bb]lone  [F].. [C]...


Pre-Chorus
[Dm]Let... [Bb]me... [C]in... [C]Everything starts at your
[Dm]skin... [Bb]so... [C]new... Your [C]love's always finding me
[Dm]ou-  [Bb]out  Who am I kid- [C]ding?... If [C]all my defences come
[Dm]down... [Bb]oh... [C]baby... Will [C]you lay it all on me

Chorus
[Dm]now... [C].. [F]... Lay it all on me
[Bb]now... [F].. [C]... Lay it all on me
[Dm]now... [C].. [F]... Lay it all on me
[Bb]now... [F].. [C]...


[Dm]...Snow [C]comes [F]down...
[Bb]Everything is [F]new [C]... and different
[Dm]...I [C]found [F]you...
[Bb]Hidden in plain [F]sight [C]... why'd I take so long?

[Dm]... Write it [C]on a [F]piece of paper, [Bb]honey [F]... [C]... Mmm
[Dm]...Put it [C]in my [F]coat before I [Bb]go  [F].. [C]...


Pre-Chorus
[Dm]Let... [Bb]me... [C]in... [C]Everything starts at your
[Dm]skin... [Bb]so... [C]new... Your [C]love's always finding me
[Dm]ou-  [Bb]out  Who am I kid- [C]ding?... If [C]all my defences come
[Dm]down... [Bb]oh... [C]baby... Will [C]you lay it all on me

Chorus
[Dm]now... [C].. [F]... Lay it all on me
[Bb]now... [F].. [C]... Lay it all on me
[Dm]now... [C].. [F]... Lay it all on me
[Bb]now... [F].. [C]... Lay it all on me
[Dm]now... Ooh [C]ooh [F]ooh...
[Bb]Ooh... Ooh [F]ooh [C]ooh...
[Dm]Ooh... Ooh [C]ooh [F]ooh...
[Bb]Ooh... Ooh [F]ooh [C]ooh... Your love's always finding me

Pre-Chorus
[Dm]ou-  [Bb]out  Who am I kid- [C]ding?... If [C]all my defences come
[Dm]down... [Bb]...ah [C]baby... Will [C]you lay it all on me

Chorus
Chorus
[Dm]now... (Ooh [C]ooh [F]ooh) Lay it all on me
[Bb]now... (Ooh [F]ooh [C]ooh) Lay it all on me
[Dm]now... (Ooh [C]ooh [F]ooh) Lay it all on me
[Bb]now... (Ooh [F]ooh [C]ooh) Lay it all on me
[Dm]now

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 24/11/20 JJ
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Party Favor
Billie Eilish (2017)
:N.C.:

      Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | D - D U - U D U |
      1   2 &   & 4 &


[N.C.] (Hey, leave a message)
| [C] Hey, call me | back... when you |
| [Am] get this... | ...or when you've got a |
| [F] minute... We really need | [C] to... talk | [G] ... |
  
  
| [C] Wait, you know | what, maybe just
for- | [Am] get it | ...cause by the time you |
| [F] get this... | ...your number might be | [C] blocked | [G] |   

Pre-Chorus
| [Am] Stay... | ... and blah blah | [C] blah | [C] ...
You just | [F] want... | what you can't have | [C] ... | [G] ...
No [Am] wait... | ... I'll call the | [C] cops... | ...If you don't |
| [F] stop I'll | call your dad | [C] | [G]  


Chorus
And I | [F] hate to do this | [G] to you on your | [C] birthday | [C] ...
Happy | [Am] birthday | by the | [E7] way ... | [E7]
It's not | [F] you it's me and | [G] all that other | [C] bull |
| [C] ...You know that's | [Am] bull |
| [Am] ...Don't you, | [E7] babe | [E7] |
| [F↓] I'm not your | [Fm↓] party favor | [C] | [C] [X↓↓] |

| [C] Look, now I | know we could've done it |
| [Am] better... | ...But we can't change the |
| [F] weather... | ... And the weather's come and | | [C] gone | [G] |

| [C] Books don't make | sense if you read them |
| [Am] backwards... | ...you'll single out the |
| [F] wrong words... | ...like you mishear all my | [C] songs | [G]  


Pre-Chorus
| [Am↓] Stay... | ... and blah blah | [C↓] blah | [N.C.] ...
You just | [F↓] want... | what you can't have | [C↓] ... | [G↓] ...
No [Am] wait... | ... I'll call the | [C] cops... | ...If you don't |
| [F] stop I'll | call your dad | [C] | [G]  

Chorus
And I | [F] hate to do this | [G] to you on your | [C] birthday | [C] ...
Happy | [Am] birthday | by the | [E7] way ... | [E7]
It's not | [F] you it's me and | [G] all that other | [C] bull |
| [C] ...You know that's | [Am] bull |
| [Am] ...Don't you, | [E7] babe | [E7] |
| [F↓] I'm not your | [Fm↓] party favor

#Play along with original in this key.

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Riptide
Vance Joy (James Keogh, 2013)


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


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

| [Am] I was scared of | [G] dentists and the | [C] dark | [C] ... |
| [Am] I was scared of | [G] pretty girls and | [C] starting conver- | sations
Oh | [Am] all my | [G] friends are turning | [C] green | [C]
You're the | [Am] magician's as- | [G] sistant in their | [C] dreams | [C]

A- | [Am] ooh   | [G] ooh | [C] ooh | [C] ...
A- | [Am] ooh   | [G] ooh and they | [C↓] come un- | stuck... |

Chorus
| [Am] Lady | [G] running down to the | [C] riptide | taken away to the |
| [Am] dark side | [G] I wanna be your | [C] left hand man | ...
I | [Am] love you | [G] when you're singing that | [C] song, and | I got a lump in my |
| [Am] throat 'cause | [G] you're gonna sing the | [C] words wrong | ... |

| [Am] There's this movie | [G] that I think you'll | [C] like | [C] ...
This | [Am] guy decides to | [G] quit his job and | [C] heads to New York | City
This | [Am] cowboy's | [G] running from him- | [C] self | [C] ...
And | [Am] she's been living | [G] on the highest | [C] shelf | [C] ...

A- | [Am] ooh   | [G] ooh | [C] ooh | [C] ...
A- | [Am] ooh   | [G] ooh and they | [C↓] come un- | stuck... |

Chorus
| [Am] Lady | [G] running down to the | [C] riptide | taken away to the |
| [Am] dark side | [G] I wanna be your | [C] left hand man | ...
I | [Am] love you | [G] when you're singing that | [C] song, and | I got a lump in my |
| [Am] throat 'cause | [G] you're gonna sing the | [C] words wrong | ... |

Riff x4
BRIDGE:
| [Am] I just wanna | I just wanna | [G] know | ... |
| [C] If you're gonna | if you're gonna | [F] stay | ... |
| [Am] I just gotta | I just gotta | [G] know | ... |
| [C] I can't have it | I can't have it | [F↓] any other | way

I | [Am↓] swear she's | [G↓] destined for the | [C↓] screen | ... |   
| [Am↓] Closest thing to | [G↓] Michelle Pfeiffer |
| [C↓] that you've ever | seen, oh |

Chorus
| [Am] Lady | [G] running down to the | [C] riptide | taken away to the |
| [Am] dark side | [G] I wanna be your | [C] left hand man | ...
I | [Am] love you | [G] when you're singing that | [C] song, and | I got a lump in my |
| [Am] throat 'cause | [G] you're gonna sing the | [C] words wrong | ... |

Chorus
| [Am] Lady | [G] running down to the | [C] riptide | [C] taken away to the |
| [Am] dark side | [G] I wanna be your | [C] left hand man | [C] ...
I | [Am] love you | [G] when you're singing that | [C] song, and | [C] I got a lump in my |
| [Am] throat 'cause | [G] you're gonna sing the | [C] words wrong yeah | [C] I got a lump in my |
| [Am] throat 'cause | [G] you're gonna sing the | [C↓] words wrong

#Capo on 1st fret to play with original. It will still be just slightly out of tune though.

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Watermelon Sugar
Harry Styles (2020)
:N.C.:

4/4 | D - - u D - - u | D u - - u D u - - |
      1  (2)& 3  (4)&   1 &(2)  & 3 &(4)

Verse 1
Tastes like [Dm7] strawberries... on a [Am7] summer evenin'
[C] ... And it sounds just like a [G] song...
I want [Dm7] more berries... and that [Am7] summer feelin'...
[C] ... It's so wonderful and [G] warm...


Pre-Chorus
Breathe me [Dm7] in... breathe me [Am7] out...  
I don't [C] know if I could ever go with- [G] out
I'm just [Dm7] thin-king out [Am7] loud
I don't [C] know if I could ever go with- [G] out

Chorus
Watermelon sugar [Dm7] high
Watermelon sugar [Am7] high
Watermelon sugar [C] high
Watermelon sugar high [N.C.] ...  (Watermelon sugar)

[Dm7] Strawberries... on a [Am7] summer evenin'
[C] ... Baby, you're the end of [G] June...
I want [Dm7] your belly... and that [Am7] summer feelin'
[C] ... Getting washed away in [G] you


Pre-Chorus
Breathe me [Dm7] in... breathe me [Am7] out...  
I don't [C] know if I could ever go with- [G] out

Chorus
Watermelon sugar [Dm7] high
Watermelon sugar [Am7] high
Watermelon sugar [C] high
Watermelon sugar high [G]  
Watermelon sugar [Dm7] high
Watermelon sugar [Am7] high
Watermelon sugar [C] high
Watermelon sugar high [G]  

Post-Chorus
[Dm7] (I just wanna taste it)
[Am7] (I just wanna taste it)
[C] (Watermelon sugar [G] high)

Bridge
Tastes like [Dm7↓] strawberries... on a [Am7↓] summer evenin'
[C↓] ... And it sounds just like a [G↓] song
I want [Dm7↓] your belly and that [Am7↓] summer feelin'
I don't [N.C.] know if I could ever go without

Chorus
Watermelon sugar [Dm7] high
Watermelon sugar [Am7] high
Watermelon sugar [C] high
Watermelon sugar high [G]  
Watermelon sugar [Dm7] high
Watermelon sugar [Am7] high
Watermelon sugar [C] high
Watermelon sugar high [G]  

Post-Chorus
[Dm7] (I just wanna taste it)
[Am7] (I just wanna taste it)
[C] (Watermelon sugar [G] high)
[Dm7] (I just wanna taste it)
[Am7] (I just wanna taste it)
[C] (Watermelon sugar [G] high)    Watermelon Sugar

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 11/11/20 JJ
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