Songbook - January & February 2021
Best Day Of My Life American Authors (2013)
Born This Way Lady Gaga (as performed by UOFB)
Can't Help Falling In Love Twenty-One Pilots (2012) (Peretti, Creatore, Weiss, 1961)
Hey There Delilah Plain White Ts (Tom Higgenson, 2006)
Ho Hey The Lumineers (2012)
Little Black Submarines The Black Keys (2011)
Lost Boy (Simplified and abridged) Ruth B (2015)
This Is Home Cavetown (2015)



Best Day Of My Life
American Authors (2013)


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


   D                       D
A|------9----------------|------9--------12--9---|
E|---10---12-10-----10---|---10---12-10----------|
C|-9-------------11------|-9---------------------|
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|
   D                       D
A|------9----------------|------9--------12--9---|
E|---10---12-10-----10---|---10---12-10----------|
C|-9-------------11------|-9---------------------|
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|


I [D] had a dream so big and loud
I [D] jumped so high I touched the clouds
[G] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah [G] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

I [D] stretched my hands out to the sky
We [D] danced with monsters through the night
[G] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah [G] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

I'm [D] never gonna look back, who-oah
I'm [D] never gonna give it up, no-o-o
[G] Please don't wake me [G↓] now...

[D] (Oo! ooo-oo-oo-oo [D]Oo!)
This is gonna be the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
My [G] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife
[D] (Oo! ooo-oo-oo-oo [D]Oo!)
This is gonna be the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
My [G↓] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife

[D] [D] [D] [D]
[G] [G] [G] [G↓]

I [D] howled at the moon with friends
And [D] then the sun came crashing in
[G] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah [G] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

But [D] all the possibilities
No [D] limits just epiphanies
[G] Who-o-o-o-o-o-oah [G] (who-o-o-o-o-o-ah)

I'm [D] never gonna look back, who-oah
I'm [D] never gonna give it up, no-o-o
[G] Just don't wake me [G↓] now

[D] (Oo! ooo-oo-oo-oo [D] Oo!)
This is gonna be the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
My [G] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife
[D] (Oo! ooo-oo-oo-oo [D] Oo!)
This is gonna be the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
My [G↓] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife

[D] [D] [D] [D]
[G] [G] [G] [G↓]

BRIDGE:
[D↓] I hear it calling [D↓] outside my window
[D↓] I feel it in my [D↓] soul (soul)
The [D↓] stars were burning so bright
The [D↓] sun was out 'til midnight
[D↓] I say we lose con- [D↓] tro-o-ol (contro-o-o-o [D↓] ol)


   D                       D
A|------9----------------|------9--------12--9---|
E|---10---12-10-----10---|---10---12-10----------|
C|-9-------------11------|-9---------------------|
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|
   D                       D
A|------9----------------|------9--------12--9---|
E|---10---12-10-----10---|---10---12-10----------|
C|-9-------------11------|-9---------------------|
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|


[D] (Oo! ooo-oo-oo-oo [D] Oo!)
This is gonna be the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
My [G] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife
[D] (Oo! ooo-oo-oo-oo [D] Oo!)
This is gonna be the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
My [G↓] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife

[D] This is gonna be, this is gonna be, this is [D] gonna be,
... the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
[G] Everything is looking up, everybody up now
[D] (Oo! ooo-oo-oo-oo [D] Oo!)
This is gonna be the best day of my [G] li-i-ife
My [G] li-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife [D↓]


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Born This Way
Lady Gaga (as performed by UOFB)


      Swiss Army Strum
4/4 | D - D u - u d u |
      1   2 &   & 4 &

Intro
| [G]   | [F]   | [C]   | [G]   |   

[G] My mama told me when [F] I was young
[C] We are all born superstars  [G]  
[G] She rolled my hair and put my [F] lipstick on
[C] In the glass of her bou- [G] doir

[G] "There's nothin' wrong with lovin' [F] who you are"
She said, [C] "Cause he made you perfect, [G] babe"
[G] "So hold your head up, girl and you [F] you'll go far,
[C↓] listen to me when I say"  [G↓↓↓↓]      

Chorus
I'm beauti- [G] ful in my way, 'cause God makes [F] no mistakes
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born this way
Don't hide your- [G] self in regret, just love your- [F] self and you're set
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born this way

Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't no other way)
(Baby I was [F] born this way)
[C] Baby, I was born this [G] way
Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't other way)
(Baby I was [F] born this way)
(I'm on the [C] right track, baby)
(I was [G] born this way)

Don't [G↓] be a drag, just [G↓] be a queen
Don't [G↓] be a drag, just [G↓] be a queen
Don't [G↓] be a drag, just [G↓] be a queen
Don't [G↓] be!

[G] Give yourself prudence, and [F] love your friends
[C] Subway kid, rejoice your [G] truth
[G] In the religion of the [F] insecure
I must [C] be myself, respect my youth [G] ...

[G] A different lover is [F] not a sin
Believe [C] capital H- I- [G] M (Hey, Hey, Hey)
[G]  I love my life, I love this [F] record and
Mi [C↓] amore vole fe yah   [G↓↓↓↓]      

Chorus
I'm beauti- [G] ful in my way, 'cause God makes [F] no mistakes
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born this way
Don't hide your- [G] self in regret, just love your- [F] self and you're set
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born this way

Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't no other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was born this way)
[C] (Baby, I was born this [G] way)
Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was born-  )
(I'm on the [C] right track, baby)
(I was [G] born this way)

Extended rhythmic instrumental jam
| [G]   | [F]   | [C]   | [G]   |

Don't [G↓] be drag, just be a queen
Whe- [G↓] ther you're broke or evergreen
You're [G↓] black, white, beige, chola descent
You're [G↓] lebanese, you're orient
Whe- [G↓] ther life's disabilities
Left [G↓] you outcast, bullied or teased
Re- [G↓] joice and love yourself today
'Cause [G↓] baby, you were born this way

Chorus
No matter [G] gay, straight or bi, lesbian, [F] transgendered life
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born to survive
No matter [G] black, white or beige, chola or [F] orient made
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born to be brave

I'm beauti- [G] ful in my way, 'cause God makes [F] no mistakes
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born this way
Don't hide your- [G] self in regret, just love your- [F] self and you're set
I'm on the [C] right track, baby I was [G] born this way

Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't no other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was born this way)
[C] (Baby, I was Born This [G] Way)
Born this [G] way... (Ooo, there ain't other way)
Born this [F] way... (Baby, I was born-  )
(I'm on the [C] right track, baby)
(I was [G] born this way)

I was [G] Born This Way, hey!
I was [F] Born This Way, hey!
I'm on the [C] right track, baby
I was [G] Born This Way, hey!

I was [G] Born This Way, hey!
I was [F] Born This Way, hey!
I'm on the [C] right track, baby
I was [G] Born This Way, hey!

#Original is semitone lower (Key of B).

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Can't Help Falling in Love
Twenty-One Pilots (2012) (Peretti, Creatore, Weiss, 1961)


3/4 | D - d u d u |
      1   2 & 3 &

Intro  
| [C]   | [C]   | [C]   | [C]   |
| [C] Wise | [Em] men | [Am] say... | [Am] ...
Only | [F] fools | [C] rush | [G] in... | [G]...
But | [F] I | [G] can't | [Am] help | [F] falling in |
| [C] love | [G] with | [C] you | [C] |

| [C] Shall | [Em] I | [Am] stay... | [Am] ...
Would it | [F] be... | [C] a... | [G] sin... | [G]...
If | [F] I | [G] can't | [Am] help | [F] falling in |
| [C] love | [G] with | [C] you... | [C]... |

Bridge
| [Em] ...Like a ri- | [B7↓] ver flows |
| [Em] surely to | [B7↓] the sea |
| [Em] Darling so | [B7] it goes...
Some | [A7] things... | ...were meant to | [Dm] be.... | [G]... |

| [C] Take | [Em] my | [Am] hand... | [Am] ....
Take my | [F] whole | [C] life | [G] too... | [G] ...
'Cause | [F] I | [G] can't | [Am] help | [F] falling in |
| [C] love | [G] with | [C] you | [C↓]

Bridge
| [Em] ...Like a ri- | [B7↓] ver flows |
| [Em] surely to | [B7↓] the sea |
| [Em] Darling so | [B7] it goes...
Some | [A7] things... | ...were meant to | [Dm] be.... | [G]... oh |

| [C] Take | [Em] my | [Am] hand... | [Am] ....
Take my | [F] whole | [C] life | [G] too... | [G] ...
'Cause | [F] I | [G] can't | [Am] help | [F] falling in |
| [C] love | [G] with | [Am] you | [Am]
'Cause | [F↓] I | [G↓] can't | [Am↓] help | [F↓] falling in |
| [C] love... | [C]... | [G] with... | [G]... | [C] you | [C↓]

#Play along with Twenty One Pilots in this key.

#Here's a version by Elvis. Key of D, 6/8 time

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Hey There Delilah
Plain White Ts (Tom Higgenson, 2006)



Fingerpicking Pattern
A|----M-----M-----M-----M-|
E|----I-----I-----I-----I-|
C|-T-----T-----T-----T----|
G|------------------------|  

Intro
| [D] | [F#m] | [D] | [F#m] |

| [D] Hey there Delilah, what's it | [F#m] like in New York City?
I'm a | [D] thousand miles away, but girl | [F#m] tonight you look so pretty
Yes you | [Bm7] do ... | [G] Times Square can't [A] shine as bright as | [Bm7] you
I swear it's | [A] true |

| [D] Hey there Delilah, don't you | [F#m] worry about the distance,
I'm right | [D] there if you get lonely, give this | [F#m] song another listen
Close your | [Bm7] eyes ... | [G] listen to my [A] voice it's my | [Bm7] disguise
I'm by your | [A] side |

Chorus
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me, what you do to | [D] me |

| [D] Hey there Delilah, I know | [F#m] times are getting hard
But just | [D] believe me girl some day, I'll pay the | [F#m] bills with this guitar,
We'll have it | [Bm7] good ... | [G] we'll have the [A] life we knew we | [Bm7] would
My word is | [A] good |   

| [D] Hey there Delilah, I've got | [F#m] so much left to say
If every | [D] simple song I wrote to you, would | [F#m] take your breath away
I'd write it | [Bm7] all ... | [G] even more in [A] love with me you'd | [Bm7] fall
We'd have it | [A] all |

Chorus
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me, what you do to | [D] me |

Bridge:
A | [G] thousand miles seems pretty far, but | [A] they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd | [D] walk to you if I had no other | [Bm7] way...
Our | [G] friends would all make fun of us, and | [A] we'll just laugh along because
We | [D] know that none of them have felt this | [Bm7] way...
| [G] Delilah I can promise you, that | [A] by the time that we get through
The | [Bm7] world will never ever be the | [Bm7] same... and you're to | [A] blame | [A] |   

| [D] Hey there Delilah you be | [F#m] good, and don't you miss me
Two more | [D] years and you'll be done with school, and | [F#m] I'll be making history
Like I | [Bm7] do ... | [G] you'll know it's [A] all because of | [Bm7] you
| [G] We can do [A] whatever we want | [Bm7] to... |
| [G] Hey there [A] Delilah here's to | [Bm7] you, this one's for | [A] you | [A] |

Chorus
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me... |
| [D] Oh it's what you do to | [Bm7] me, what you do to | [D↓] me

#Play along in this key.

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Ho Hey
The Lumineers (2012)


Verses:
  F     C                             F     C
u D - | D - - - D - - u | - u D - - u D - |
& 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
Chorus:
4/4 | d - D u d u D u |

Intro
[F↓][C]Ho  [F↓][C]Hey  [F↓][C]Ho  [F↓][C]Hey  

[F↓][C](Ho) I've been trying to do it right
[F↓][C](Hey) I've been living a lonely life
[F↓][C](Ho) I've been sleeping here instead
[F↓][C](Hey) I've been sleeping in my bed
[Am](Ho) Sleepin' [G]in my bed  [F↓]

[C]Hey  [F↓][C]Ho  

[F↓][C](Ho) So show me family
[F↓][C](Hey) All the blood that I will bleed
[F↓][C](Ho) I don't know where I belong
[F↓][C](Hey) I don't know where I went wrong
[Am](Ho) But I can [G]write a song [F↓][C] (Hey - two, three)

Chorus
I belong with [Am]you, you belong with [G]me,
You're my sweet- [C]heart
I belong with [Am]you, you belong with [G]me,
You're my sweet

[C]Ho   [F↓][C]Hey   [F↓][C]Ho   [F↓][C]Hey  

[F↓][C](Ho) I don't think you're right for him
[F↓][C](Hey) Think of what it might've been
[F↓][C](Ho) Took a bus to Chinatown
[F↓][C](Hey) I'd be standing on Canal
[F↓][Am](Ho)...and [G]Bowery [F↓][C](Hey)...
[Am](Ho) She'd be standing [G]next to me
[F↓][C](Hey) two, three

Chorus
I belong with [Am]you, you belong with [G]me,
You're my sweet- [C]heart
I belong with [Am]you, you belong with [G]me,
You're my sweet- [C]heart

And [F]love... [C]we [G]need it [C]now
Let's [F]hope... [C]for [G]some
Cuz [F]oh... [C]we're [G]bleeding [C]out

I belong with [Am]you, you belong with [G]me,
You're my sweet- [C]heart
I belong with [Am]you, you belong with [G]me,
You're my sweet

[C]Ho   [F↓][C]Hey    [F↓][C]Ho   [F↓][C↓]Hey  

#Play with original in this key.

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Little Black Submarines
Black Keys (2011)


      Beginning part                Heavier Rock Part
4/4 | T3 - D - T4 - D - |     4/4 | d - d - D - d u |
      1    2   3    4               1   2   3   4 &

| [Am] | [Am] | [Am] | [Am] |   
  
| [Am] ...Little black | [G] ...submarines |
| [D] ...Opera-   | [A] tor please |
| [Am] ...Put me back | [G] ...on the li-   | [A] i- ine | [A]   |
| [Am] ...Told my girl | [G] ...I'd be back |
| [D] ...Opera-   | [A] tor please |
| [Am] ...This is wre- | [G] cking my mi- | [A] i- ind | [A]   |


Chorus
| [Am] Oh, can it | [G] be
The | [D] voices calling | [A] me
They get | [C] lost and | [D] out of | [A] time   | [A]  
I | [Am] should've seen it | [G] glow
But | [D] everybody | [A] knows
That a | [C] broken | [D] heart is | [A] blind   | [A]  
That a | [C] broken | [D] heart is | [A] blind   | [A!]  

Instrumental -  Rockin' Out
| [Am]   | [G]   | [D]   | [A]   |
| [Am]   | [G]   | [A]   | [A]   |
| [Am]   | [G]   | [D]   | [A]   |
| [Am]   | [G]   | [A]   | [A]   |

| [Am] ...Treasure maps | [G] ...fallen trees |
| [D] ...Opera-   | [A] tor please |
| [Am] ...Call me back | [G] ...when it's ti-  i-   | [A] ime | [A] |
| [Am] ...Stolen friends | [G] ...and disease |
| [D] ...Opera-   | [A] tor please |
| [Am] ...Pass me back | [G] ...to my mi- | [A] i- ind   | [A] |


Chorus
| [Am] Oh, can it | [G] be
The | [D] voices calling | [A] me
They get | [C] lost and | [D] out of | [A] time   | [A]  
I | [Am] should've seen it | [G] glow
But | [D] everybody | [A] knows
That a | [C] broken | [D] heart is | [A] blind   | [A]  
That a | [C] broken | [D] heart is | [A] blind   | [A]   |

Instrumental (Riffs and Solos)
| [Am]   | [G]   | [D]   | [A]   |
| [Am]   | [G]   | [A]   | [A]   |

Chorus
| [Am] Oh, can it | [G] be
The | [D] voices calling | [A] me
They get | [C] lost and | [D] out of | [A] time   | [A]  
I | [Am] should've seen it | [G] glow
But | [D] everybody | [A] knows
That a | [C] broken | [D] heart is | [A] blind   | [A]  
That a | [C] broken | [D] heart is | [A] blind   | [A]  
That a | [C] broken | [D] heart is | [A] blind   | [A]  

Instrumental (Riffs and Solos)
| [Am]   | [G]   | [D]   | [A]   |
| [Am]   | [G]   | [A]   | [A]   | [A!]

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Lost Boy (Simplified and abridged)
Ruth B (2015)


Intro
| [Em7] | [G] | [C] | [G] |

| [Em7] There was a time when | [G] I was alone |
| [C] Nowhere to go and no | [G] place to call home |
| [Em7] My only friend was the | [G] man in the moon |
And | [C] even sometimes he would | [G] go away too |
And | [Am] ever | [Am] since that | [D7] day | [D7] |

Chorus
| [Em7] I am a lost boy | [G] from Neverland |
| [C] Usually hanging out with | [G] Peter Pan |
| [Em7] And when we're bored we | [G] play in the woods |
| [C] Always on the run from | [G] Captain Hook |
| [Em7] Run run | [G] lost boy | [C] they say to | [G] me |
A- | [Em7] way from | [G] all of | [C] reali- | [G] ty |

| [Em7] Peter Pan, Tinkerbell | [G] Wendy Darling |
| [C] Even Captain Hook you are my | [G] perfect story book |
| [Em7] Neverland I love you so | [G] you are now my home sweet home
For- | [C] ever a lost boy at | [G] last
And for | [Am] always I will | [D7] say | [D7] |

Chorus
| [Em7] I am a lost boy | [G] from Neverland |
| [C] Usually hanging out with | [G] Peter Pan |
| [Em7] And when we're bored we | [G] play in the woods |
| [C] Always on the run from | [G] Captain Hook |

| [Em7] Run run | [G] lost boy | [C] they say to | [G] me
A- | [Em7] way from | [G] all of | [C] reali- | [G] ty |
| [Em7] Neverland is home to | [G] lost boys like me
And | [C] lost boys like me are | [G] free |
| [Em7] Neverland is home to | [G] lost boys like me
And | [C] lost boys like me are | [G] free |


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This Is Home
Cavetown (2015)


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

Intro
| [Cmaj7]   | [Cm]   | [G]   | [G]   |
| [Cmaj7]   | [Cm]   | [G]   | [G]   |

| [Cmaj7] ...Often | [Cm] I am upset | [G] ...that I cannot | [G] fall in love
but I | [Cmaj7] guess, this avoids the | [Cm] stress of falling out of it | [G] ...   | [G] ... |
| [Cmaj7] ...Are you | [Cm] tired of me | [G] yet? I'm a little | [G] sick right now
but I | [Cmaj7] swear, When I'm ready | [Cm] I will fly us out of | [G] here... | [G] .... |

Chorus
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh, I'll | [G] cut my hair |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh, To | [G] make you stare |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh, I'll | [G] hide my chest
And I'll | [Em] figure out a way to get us | [C] out of here | [G] ...   | [G] ... |

Interlude
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh | [G] ... |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh | [G] ... |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh | [G] ... |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh | [G] ... |

| [Cmaj7] Turn off your | [Cm] porcelain face, | [G] ...I can't really | [G] think right now      
and this | [Cmaj7] place, has too many | [Cm] colours enough to drive | [G] all of us in- | [G] sane
Are you | [Cmaj7] dead? Some- | [Cm] times I think I'm | [G] dead, cause I can feel | [G] ghosts and ghouls
wrapping my | [Cmaj7] head, but I don't wanna | [Cm] fall asleep just | [G] yet... | [G] ... |

Chorus
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh, My | [G] eyes went dark |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh, I | [G] don't know where |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh, My | [G] pupils are
but I'll | [Em] figure out a way to get us | [C] out of here | [G] ...   | [G] ... |


Bridge
| [Em] Get a load of this | [Em] monster |
| [A] He doesn't know | [A] how to communicate |
| [C] His mind is | [C] in a different place
Will | [G] everybody please give him a | [G] little bit of space |
| [Em] Get a load of this | [Em] trainwreck |
| [A] His hair's a mess and he | [A] doesn't know who he is |
| [C] yet, but little do we | [C] know, the stars |
| [G] welcome him with | [G] open arms | [Cmaj7↓] ... | [Cm↓] oh... |

Chorus
| [Em↓] Ooooo ooo | [C↓] ooo oooh | [G↓] oooh, Time is... |
| [Em↓] Ooooo ooo | [C↓] ooo oooh | [G↓] oooh, Slow- ly... |
| [Em] Ooooo ooo | [C] ooo oooh | [G] oooh, | [G] Tracing his   |
| [Em] face, but strangely he | [C] feels at home in this | [G↓] place

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 10/02/21 JJ
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