Songbook - May & June 2021
Shake It Off Taylor Swift (2014)
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show (Ketch Secor & Bob Dylan, 1973 & 2001)
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong (Thiele & Weiss, 1967)



Shake It Off
Taylor Swift (2014)


I stay out too
| [Am] late... | [Am] ... Got nothin' in my |
| [C] brain... | [C] ... That's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm... That's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm...

I go on too many
| [Am] dates... | [Am] ... But I can't make 'em |
| [C] stay... | [C] ...At least that's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm... That's what people |
| [G] say... mm | mmm

Pre-Chorus
But I keep | [Am] cruisin', Can't stop, won't stop |
| [C] movin', It's | like I got this |
| [G] music | in my mind sayin' |
| [G] it's gonna be al- | [G↓] right (tap, tap, tap)

Chorus
'Cause the | [Am] players gonna play, play, | play, play, play
And the | [C] haters gonna hate, hate, | hate, hate, hate, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | off

Heart- | [Am] breakers gonna break, break, | break, break, break
And the | [C] fakers gonna fake, fake, | fake, fake, fake, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | [G↓] off

I never miss a
| [Am↓] beat... | [Z] ... I'm lightening on my |
| [C↓] feet... | [Z] ... And that's what they don't |
| [G] see... mm | mmm... That's what they don't |
| [G] see... mm | mmm...

I'm dancing on my
| [Am] own (dancing on my | own) I'll make the moves up as I |
| [C] go (moves up as I | go) And that's what they don't |
| [G] know... mm | mmm... That's what they don't |
| [G] know... mm | mmm

Pre-Chorus
But I keep | [Am] cruisin', Can't stop, won't stop |
| [C] groovin', It's like I got this |
| [G] music | in my mind sayin' |
| [G] it's gonna be al- | [G↓] right (tap, tap, tap)

Chorus
'Cause the | [Am] players gonna play, play, | play, play, play
And the | [C] haters gonna hate, hate, | hate, hate, hate, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | off

Heart- | [Am] breakers gonna break, break, | break, break, break
And the | [C] fakers gonna fake, fake, | fake, fake, fake, baby
| [G] I'm just gonna shake, shake, | shake, shake, shake
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | [G] off   |

| [Am] Shake it off, I shake it | off, I, I
I | [C] shake it off, I shake it | off, I, I
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | off, I, I
I | [G] shake it off, I shake it | [G↓] off

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 08/11/20 JJ
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Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show (Ketch Secor & Bob Dylan, 1973 & 2001)


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

| [G] | [D] | [Em] | [C] |
| [G] | [D] | [C]   | [C] |
| [G] Headed down south to the | [D] land of the pines
I'm | [Em] thumbin' my way into | [C] North Caroline |
| [G] Starin' up the road
And | [D] pray to God I see | [C] headlights | [C]

I | [G] made it down the coast in | [D] seventeen hours |
| [Em] Pickin' me a bouquet of | [C] dogwood flowers
And I'm a | [G] hopin' for Raleigh
I can | [D] see my baby to- | [C] night | [C]

Chorus
So | [G] rock me mama like a | [D] wagon wheel
| [Em] Rock me mama any | [C] way you feel |
| [G] Hey, | [D] mama | [C] rock me | [C] |
| [G] Rock me mama like the | [D] wind and the rain |
| [Em] Rock me mama like a | [C] south-bound train |
| [G] Hey, | [D] mama | [C] rock me | [C] |
| [G] | [D] | [Em] | [C] |
| [G] | [D] | [C]   | [C] |

| [G] Runnin' from the cold | [D] up in New England
I was | [Em] born to be a fiddler in an | [C] old-time stringband
My | [G] baby plays the guitar |
| [D] I pick a banjo | [C] now | [C]

Oh, the | [G] North country winters keep a | [D] gettin' me now
Lost my | [Em] money playin' poker so I | [C] had to up and leave
But I | [G] ain't a turnin' back
To | [D] livin' that old life no | [C] more | [C]

Chorus
So | [G] rock me mama like a | [D] wagon wheel |
| [Em] Rock me mama any | [C] way you feel |
| [G] Hey, | [D] mama | [C] rock me | [C] |
| [G] Rock me mama like the | [D] wind and the rain |
| [Em] Rock me mama like a | [C] south-bound train
| [G] Hey, | [D] mama | [C] rock me | [C] |
| [G] | [D] | [Em] | [C] |
| [G] | [D] | [C]   | [C] |

| [G↓] Walkin' to the south | [D↓] out of Roanoke
I caught a | [Em↓] trucker out of Philly
Had a | [C↓] nice long talk
But | [G↓] he's a headed west from the | [D↓] Cumberland Gap
To | [C↓] Johnson City, | [C↓] Tennessee

And I | [G] gotta get a move on | [D] fit for the sun
I hear my | [Em] baby callin' my name
And I | [C] know that she's the only one
And | [G] if I die in Raleigh
At | [D] least I will die | [C] free | [C]

Chorus
So | [G] rock me mama like a | [D] wagon wheel |
| [Em] Rock me mama any | [C] way you feel |
| [G] Hey, | [D] mama | [C] rock me | [C] |
| [G] Rock me mama like the | [D] wind and the rain |
| [Em] Rock me mama like a | [C] south-bound train |
| [G] Hey, | [D] mama | [C] rock me | [C]   | [G↓]

#Capo on 2 to play with Darius Rucker.

#Capo on 2 to play with Old Crow Medicine Show.

#Last Update 4/28/21 JJ
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What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong (Thiele & Weiss, 1967)


      Slowly and gently  
4/4 | t - D - t - D - |
      1   2   3   4
Alternatively try fingerpicking in 12/8
A|----------R------------------R--------|
E|-------M-----M------------M-----M-----|
C|----I-----------I------I-----------I--|
G|-T------------------T-----------------|
   1  2  3  4  5  6   1  2  3  4  5  6

I see | [C] trees of [Em] green, | [F] red roses [Em] too |
| [Dm] I see them [C] bloom, | [E7] for me and [Am] you,  
And I | [F] think to myself, | [G] What a wonderful | [C] world. [Caug] | [Dm] [G7]

I see | [C] skies of [Em] blue and | [F] clouds of [Em] white, |
| [Dm] The bright blessed [C] day, the | [E7] dark sacred [Am] night, |
And I | [F] think to myself, | [G] what a wonderful | [C] world  [F]   | [C]  

Bridge
The | [G] colours of a rainbow are so | [C] pretty in the sky
Are | [G] also on the faces of | [C] people going by
I see | [Am] friends shaking [Em] hands saying | [Am] how do you [Em] do |
| [Am] They're really [Em] saying | [Dm] I love [G7] you.


I hear | [C] babies [Em] cry, | [F] I watch them [Em] grow   |
| [Dm] They'll learn much [C] more than | [E7] I'll ever [Am] know, |
And I | [F] think to myself, | [G] what a wonderful | [C] world   | [A7]  
Yes I | [Dm] think to myself, | [G7↓] ...what a wonderful | [C] world.  [Fm]   | [Cmaj7↓]      


#Here is a simple setting of the tune in C. Original is in the key of F.
#This arrangement focuses on accessible chords, great for a jam setting.
#Last Updated 01/29/18 JJ
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