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Thursday, January 12, 2017

54 Two Chord Songs Nashville Numbering
















TWO CHORD SONG BOOK



 COMPILED BY THE

 Ukulele Club

 For educational purposes in Ukulele 3



































Contents





Nashville Numbering System








Nashville numbering
I
V 7th
syst[Em]


Key of A:
A
E7
Key of C:
C
G7
Key of D:
D
A7
Key of F:
F
C7
Key of G:
G
D7

The Golden Rule of two chord songs is – If the chord sounds wrong as you sing the tune then it is the other one.

























1. Jambalaya

written and recorded by Hank Williams

[I] Goodbye Joe me gotta go me oh [V7]my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the [I]  bayou
My Yvonne the sweetest one me oh [V7]my oh
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the [I] bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filet [V7]gumbo
Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher[I]  amio
Pick guitar fill fruit jar and be [V7]gay-o
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the[I]  bayou

Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is [V7]buzzing
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the [I] dozen
Dress in style and go hog wild me oh[V7] my oh
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the [I]  bayou

Settle down far from town get me a [V7]pirogue
And I'll catch all the fish in the [I] bayou
Swap my mon to buy Yvonne what she [V7]need-oh
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the [I] bayou

repeat #2









 
















2. Down In The Valley

 

¾ timing – waltz 1,23, 1, 23

I
V7
Down in the valley, the valley so low,

I
Hang your head over, hear the winds blow.

V7
Hear the winds blow, dear, hear the winds blow.
I
Hang your head over, hear the winds blow.

I
V7

Roses love sunshine, violets love dew,
I
Angels in heaven know I love you;

V7
Know I love you, dear, know I love you,
I

Angels in heaven know I love you.




















Taumarunui Ukulele Club 2012                    Early beginners songs educational.

3. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window


How Much Is That Doggie In The Window
Recorded by Patti Page, Written by Bob Merrill
[3/4 time]

[I ]How much is that doggie in the [V7]window
The one with the waggley [I ]tail
How much is that doggie in the [V7]window
I do hope that doggie's for [I ]sale

I must take a trip to Cali [V7] fornia
And leave my poor sweetheart [I ]alone
If he has a dog he won't be [V7]lonesome
And the doggie will have a good [I ]home

Repeat #1

I read in the paper there are [V7]robbers
With flashlights that shine in the [I ]dark
My love needs a doggie to pro [V7] tect him
And scare them away with one [I ]bark

I don't want a bunny or a [V7]kitty
I don't want a parrot that [I ]talks
I don't want a bowl of little [V7] fishies
He can't take a goldfish for a [I ] walk

Repeat #1










4. Deep In The Heart Of Texas


Recorded by Hank Thompson, Written by Don Swander and June Hershey 4/4 timing

1

The stars at night are big and bright V7

Deep in the heart of Texas

The prairie sky is wide and high 1

Deep in the heart of Texas


The Sage in bloom is like perfume
V7

Deep in the heart of Texas

R[Em] inds me of the one I love 1

Deep in the heart of Texas


The cowboys cry ki-yip-pie-yi
V7

Deep in the heart of Texas

The rabbits rush around the brush 1

Deep in the heart of Texas


The coyotes wail along the trail
V7

Deep in the heart of Texas

The doggies bawl and bawl and bawl 1

Deep in the heart of Texas

















5. Oh My Darling Clementine

¾ timing

In a [G]cavern, in a canyon,
Excavating for a [D7]mine,
Dwelt a [C]miner, forty-[G]niner,
And his [D7]daughter Clemen[G]tine.

Chorus:
Oh my [G]darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling Clemen[D7]tine
Thou art [C]lost and gone for[G]ever,
Dreadful [D7]sorry, Clemen[G]tine.

Chorus
Light she [G]was, and like a fairy,
And her shoes were number [D7]nine,
Herring [C]boxes without [G]topses,
Sandals [D7]were for Clemen[G]tine.

Chorus
Walking [G]lightly as a fairy,
Though her shoes were number [D7]nine,
Sometimes [C]tripping, lightly [G]skipping,
Lovely [D7]girl, my Clemen[G]tine

Chorus
Then, the [G]miner, forty-niner,
Soon began to fret and [D7]pine,
Thought he [C] oughta join his [G]daughter,
So he's [D7]now with Clemen[G]tine.

Chorus
I'm so [G]lonely, lost without her,
Wish I'd had a fishing [D7]line,
Which I [C]might have cast a[G]bout her,
Might have [D7]saved my Clemen[G]tine.

Chorus
How I [G]missed her, how I missed her,
How I missed my Clemen[D7]tine,
'Til I [C]kissed her little [G]sister,
And for[D7]got my Clemen[G]tine.


6. Singing in the Rain.


ARTIST: Herb Brown and Arthur Freed



[I] I'm singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feeling I'm [V7] happy again

I'm laughing at clouds So dark up above 'Cause the sun's in my heart

And I'm [I] ready for love


Let the stormy clouds chase

Everyone from the place

Come on with the rain

I've a [V7] smile on my face


I'll walk down the lane With a happy refrain 'Cause I'm singing
Just singing in the [I] rain.

































7. Bad Moon Arising



Intro: IIII V7

I
V7
I
[C] I see [G7 ] a bad moon [C]  rising
I
V7
I
[C] I see [G7] trouble on
the [C]  way
I
V7
I
[C]
I see earth [G7] quakes and [C]  lightning
I
V7
I
[C]
I see bad[G7]  times [C]  today

Chorus

[F]Don't go around tonight It’s [C]bound to take your life

[G]Theres a [F]bad moon on the [C]rise [C]I hear hurr[F]icanes A [C]blowing

[C]I know the [G]end is [F]coming [C]soon [C]I fear[G]rivers [F]over [C]Flowing
[C]I hear the [G]voice of [F]rage and [C]ruin

I

V7
I
[C]
I hear hurri [G7] canes a’[C]  blowing
I

V7
I
[C]
I know the [G7] end is coming  [C]  soon
I
V7
I

[C]
I fear  [G7] rivers over [C]
Flowing
I

V7
I
[C]
I hear the [G7] voice of rage and[C]  ruin



The Chorus has the chord of F in it. {IV]th chord.











8. Daylight Come An' I Wanna Go Home




I
V7
I


V7
I
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I
wanna go home
I
V7
I


V7
I
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I
wanna go home
I


V7
I


Six han' seven han'
eight han'
bunch

I


V7
I


Daylight come an' I
wanna go home


I


V7
I


Six han' seven han'
eight han'
bunch

I


V7
I


Daylight come an' I
wanna go home


I


V7

I

Come mister tally man tally me
banana

I


V7
I


Daylight come an' I
wanna go home


I


V7

I

Come mister tally man tally me
banana

I


V7
I


Daylight come an' I
wanna go home


I
V7
I


V7
I
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I
wanna go home
I
V7
I


V7
I
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I
wanna go home




















9. Lord Of The Dance


Sing 3rd string 2nd fret D DUDUDU!

I [G] danced in the morning when the world was begun

And I [D7] danced in the Moon & the Stars & the Sun
And I [G] came down from Heaven & I danced on Earth

At [D7] Bethleh[Em] I [G]
CHORUS

[G] Dance then, wherever you may be

I am the Lord of the [D7] Dance, said He! And I’ll [G] lead you all, wherever you may be

And I’ll [D7] lead you all in the [G] Dance, said He!
I [G] danced for the scribe & the pharisee
But [D7] they would not dance & they wouldn’t follow me

I [G]
They [D7] came with me & the [G]

CHORUS
I [G] danced on the Sabbath & I cured the lame
The [D7] holy people said it was a shame!

They [G] whipped & they stripped & they hung me high
And they [D7]                                                  [G] cross to die!
CHORUS

I [G] danced on a Friday when the sky turned black
It’s [D7] hard to dance with the devil on your back

They [G] buried my body & they thought I’d gone
But [D7] I am the Dance & I [G]

They [G] cut me down and I leapt up high
I [D7] am the Life that’ll never, never die!
I’ll [G] live in you if you’ll live in Me -

[D7] I am the Lord of the [G] Dance, said He!
CHORUS



























10. Achy Breaky Heart


by: Billy Ray Cyrus

Strum: DOWN Up Down Up, DOWN Up Down Up

[I] Well you can tell the world you never was my girl

You can burn my clothes up when I’m [V7] gone

You can tell your friends just what a fool I've been

And laugh and joke about me on the [I] phone


[I] You can tell my arms .... go back to the farm Or you can tell my feet to hit the [V7] floor

You can tell my lips to tell my fingertips

They won't be reaching out for you no [I] more


Chorus:

But [I]don't tell my heart, my achy breaky heart

I just don't think he'll under[V7]stand

And if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart

He might blow up and kill this [I]man


[I] You can tell your ma I moved to Arcansas Or you can tell your dog to bite my [V7] leg

Or tell your brother Cliff whose fist can tell my lip He never really liked me any[F]way

[I] Or tell your Aunt Louise, tell her anything you please Myself already knows I'm not [V7] ok

Or you can tell my eyes to watch out for my mind It might be walkin' out on me to[I]day

Chorus x2


End on
I (DOWN Up, Down Up, DOWN)
... man











11.The Cowboy Song


Tom Hanks singing The Cowboy Song


Ee he o he-o [G]cowboy Ee he o he-o

[D7]oooo Ee he o he-o cowboy, cowboy, cowboy Under the [G]moon.


I was ridin’ my [G]horse by the Rio Grand [D7]ee and all o’ th[Em] coyotes

singing in a prairie [G]symphony.

I was ridin’ my [G]horse down by the

Rio Grand[D7]ee when I seen me a cowboy, cowboy, cowboy, ridin’ toward [G]me.


Ee he o he-o [G]cowboy Ee he o he-o [D7]oooo

Ee he o he-o cowboy, cowboy, cowboy cowboy

Under the [G]moon.



He was twirling his [G]guns And he had a gui[D7]tar

And we sang us up a sweet old song about love

Under the [G]stars



Ee he o he-o [G]cowboy Ee he o he-o [D7]oooo

Ee he o he-o cowboy, cowboy, cowboy

Under the [G]moon. [G] (spoken) Giddyup!












12. Dance The Night Away by The Mavericks


Verse 1

I
V7
I
V7
Here comes my happiness again

I
V7
I
V7
Right back to where it should have been

I
V7
I
V7
'Cause now she's gone and I am free
I
V7
I
V7
And she can't do a thing to me



Chorus

I
V7
I
V7
I just wanna dance the night away
I
V7
I
V7
With senoritas who can sway

I
V7
I
V7
Right now tomorrow's lookin' bright
I
V7
I
V7
Just like the sunny mornin' light

Verse 2

I

V7


And if you should see her


I

V7
I
V7
Please let her know that I'm well

V7
I
V7


As you can tell



I

V7


And if she should tell you


I

V7


That she wants me back


I
V7
I
V7

Tell her no

I gotta go



Chorus



Repeat Verse 2

Chorus X 2




13. Everybody Loves Saturday Night


Words & Music: Traditional African

I
V7

I
Everybody loves Saturday night …
I
V7

I
Everybody loves Saturday night …
I
V7
I
V7
Everybody, Everybody, Everybody, Everybody
I
V7

I

Everybody loves Saturday night …



2.  Everybody loves singing the blues
3.  Everybody loves dressin’ up nice
4.  Everybody loves …….










































14. Frere Jacques


I
Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques

Dormez vous? Dormez vous?

Sonnez les matines. Sonnez les matines.

I
Din,  Din, Don

I

Din, Din, Don.





15. Are you Sleeping


I

Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping?

Brother John, Brother John

Ring the bell for breakfast, ring the bell for breakfast

I
Ding, ding, dong

I
Ding, ding, dong

























16.Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush






(I) HERE we go ROUND the MUL-berry BUSH, The (V7) MUL-berry BUSH,

The MUL-berry BUSH.

(I) HERE we go ROUND the MUL-berry BUSH, So (V7) EAR-ly IN the (I) MORN-ING













































17. Hush Little Ba-By





(I) HUSH little BA-by, (V7) DON’T say a  WORD.

MA-ma’s gonna BUY you a (I) MOCK-ing  BIRD.

And IF that MOCK-ing (V7) BIRD  don’t  SING

MA-ma’s gonna BUY you a (I)DI-amond RING





And (I)IF that DIAMOND (V7) RING turns BRASS,

PAPA'S gonna BUY you a (I)LOOK-ing GLASS




And (I)IF that LOOKING (V7) GLASS gets BROKE, PAPA'S gonna BUY you a (I)BILLY GOAT



And (I)IF that BILLY (V7) GOAT won't PULL,

PAPA'S gonna BUY you a (I)CART and BULL




And (I)IF that CART and (V7) BULL fall DOWN,

You'll STILL be the SWEETEST little (I)BABY in TOWN












18. London’s burning


You can play this song with just one chord or you can alternate between two. Can you work it out?

Pick a chord



[I]

London’s burning, London’s burning,

Fetch the engine, fetch the engine

Fire Fire, fire fire

Pour on water

Pour on water













































19. Shortnin’ Bread



Practise Song.

Pick a chord and find the V7 chord in the song.

Playing One chord will do until your ear is tuned.



Chorus:

Mama's little baby loves short’nin', short’nin',
Mama's little baby loves shortnin' bread.

Mama's little baby loves short’nin', short’nin',
Mama's little baby loves short’nin' bread.

Three lil' children laying in bed,
Two were sick and the other near dead

Called for the doctor and the doctor said
Feed th[Em]  children on short’nin' bread

Chorus

Put on the skillet, put on the lid
Mammy's gonna makes some short’nin' bread

That ain't all she's gonna do
Mammy's gonna make some coffee too!

Chorus

One little child, layin' in bed
He hear tell of the short’nin' bread

He get up, he start to sing
He start to dance the pigeon wing























20. Mercedes Benz



Oh [I]Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,

So Lord, won’t you buy me a [V7]Mercedes [I]Benz?



Oh [I]Lord, won’t you buy me a colour TV?

Dialling for Dollars is trying to find me.

I wait for delivery each day until three,

So Lord, won’t you buy me a [V7] colour [I]TV?



Oh [I]Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town?

I’m counting on you, Lord, please don’t let me down.

Prove that you love me and buy the next round,

Oh Lord, won’t you but me a [V7]night on the [I]town?



REPEAT VERSE 1



















21. Pay Me My Money Down


Often played in G and D7

Intro: [I]

[I]Well, I thought I heard the captain say, Pay me my [V7]money down.
Tomorrow is my sailing day, Pay me my [I] money down."

Chorus:
[I] Oh, pay me. Pay me.

Pay me my [V7] money down. Pay me or go to jail.

Pay me my [I] money down.

[I]Soon as that boat was clear of the bar, Pay me my [V7] money down,

Well, he knocked me down with the end of a spar Pay me my [I] money down.

Chorus

[I]Well if I'd been a rich man’s son, Pay me my [V7] money down.

I'd sit on the river and watch it run, Pay me my [I]money down.

Chorus

[I]Well, wish I was Mr. Gates, Pay me my [V7] money down.

Haul my money in enormous crates. Pay me my [I]money down.


Chorus x 2 (to end: [Em] phasize strokes on last 3 beats ‘money down’ stop playing)




















22. Put the Lime in the Coconut,


Harry Nilsson

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAzS3uDExCg

V7 chord

Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime.

She put the lime in the coconut, she drank th[Em] both up
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank th[Em] both up

She put the lime in the coconut, she drank th[Em] both up
She put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up,


Said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?

I say, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,

I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?"


"Now let me get this straight ",

You put the lime in the coconut, you drank th[Em] both up You put the lime in the coconut, you drank th[Em] both up You put the lime in the coconut, you drank th[Em] both up

You put the lime in the coconut, you called your doctor, woke him up,


Said, 'Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,
I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?

I say, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say, Doctor, dooooctor?'


Put the lime in the coconut, drink th[Em] both together,

Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink th[Em] both up,

Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning

Wouh wouh wouh wouh wouh

If you call me in the morning, I’ll tell you what to do [X5,

 getting quieter each time, final one is a whisper]







23. Ride a White Swan


by T-Rex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQJfqs8vkxU



Simplified Version for Beginners
(G) (G) (G) (G)
Ride it on (G)out like a bird in the (C)skyways
Ride it on (G)out like you were a bird
Fly it on (G)out like an eagle in a (C)sunbeam
Ride it on (G)out like you were a (G)bird
(G) (G) (G) (G)

Catch a bright (G)star and place it on your (C)forehead
Say a few (G)spells and baby there you go
Take a black (G)cat, sit it on your (C)shoulder
And in the (G)morning you’ll know all you (G)know
(G) (G) (G) (G)

Wear a tall (G)hat like a druid in the (C)old days
Wear a tall (G)hat and a tattooed gown
Ride a white (G)swan like the people of the (C)Beltane
Wear your hair (G)long, babe you can’t go (G)wrong
[interlude]

(G) (C) (G) (G) (C) (G) (G)
Wear a tall (G)hat like a druid in the (C)old days
Wear a tall (G)hat and a tattooed gown
Ride a white (G)swan like the people of the (C)Beltane

Wear your hair (G)long, babe you can’t go (G)wrong




























24. One Man Went To Mow


Chords: C and G.

1. [C] One man went to mow, went to mow a [G]mea - dow;




One man and his dog. Went to mow a [C] mea - dow,




C

G
2.
Two men went to mow,
}
3.
Three men went to mow *}  went to mow a mea – dow;
4.
Four men went to mow
*}



2.    Two  men,  }
3.  Three men *} One man and his dog. Went to mow a [C] mea - dow,
4.    Four men  *}


* Repeat the words from previous verses:

3.    Three men, two men, one man and his dog

4.    Four men, three men, two men, one man and his dog …




























25. What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor


First note: Am. Count in 1,2,3,4

[Am] What shall we do with a drunken sailor [G]What shall we do with a drunken sailor [Am] What shall we do with a drunken sailor [G] Earlie in the [Am] morning
Chorus:

[Am] Hooray and up she rises [G]Hooray and up she rises [Am] Hooray and up she rises [G]Earlie in the [Am] morning


[Am] Give him a taste of the bosuns rope end [G]Give him a taste of the bosuns rope end [Am] Give him a taste of the bosuns rope end [G]Earlie in the [Am] morning

Chorus:

[Am] Sling him in the long-boat till he’s sober

[G]Sling him in the long-boat till he’s sober

[Am]Sling him in the long-boat till he’s sober

[G]Earlie in the [Am]morning

Chorus

[Am]That’s what we’ll do with the drunken sailor [G]That’s what we’ll do with the drunken sailor [Am]That’s what we’ll do with the drunken sailor

[G]Earlie in the [Am]morning  [fade out]






26. Yonder Comes A Sucker,


by Jim Reeves

Chorus

[I]Railroad steamboat river and [V7]canal Yonder comes a sucker and he's got my [I]gal

And she's gone, gone, gone and she's gone, gone, gone And I'll bid her my [V7]last fare [I]well


I fell in love with a pretty little thing

I thought that [V7]wedding bells would [I]ring
She was as sweet as she could be
Till I found [V7]out what she did to [I]me

Chorus

I asked her mother to let her go

She whispered [V7] mother please tell him [D] no
Though he may think that I am true

There are plenty [V7]more who'll think so[I] too

Chorus

Now I won't cry my life away

Some other [V7]sucker will have to [I]pay
And when he finds that she is gone

I guess I'll [V7]hear him sing this [I]song

Chorus
































27. You Never Can Tell


Chuck Berry

Hear this song at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoU[EM] ZnibS8 (play along in this key)

From: Richard G’s Ukulele Songbook www.scorpex.net/Uke

[C] It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished '[Em] well You could see that Pierre did truly love the mad[Em] oi[G7]selle And now the young monsieur and madame

Have rung the chapel bell
C'est la vie say the old folks it goes to show you never can [C] tell

[C] They furnished off an apartment With a two room Roebuck sale The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger [G7] ale But when Pierre found work The little money comin' worked out well C'est la vie say the old folks it goes to show you never can [C] tell

[C] They had a hi-fi phono boy did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records all rock rhythm and [G7] jazz

But when the sun went down the rapid t[Em] po of the music fell C'est la vie say the old folks it goes to show you never can [C] tell

Instrumental

[C] They bought a souped up jitney 'twas a cherry red '53 They drove it down to New Orleans
To celebrate their anniversa[G7]ry
It was there that Pierre was wedded to the lovely mad[Em] oiselle

C'est la vie say the old folks it goes to show you never can [C] tell [C] It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished '[Em] well You could see that Pierre did truly love the mad[Em] oi[G7]selle And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell

C'est la vie say the old folks it goes to show you never can [C] tell






















28. I’d Rather Be Blind


By Etta James
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZt1xKtPbUQ&nohtml5=False


G / / / Am / / /

[G]Something told me it was [Am]over when I saw you and [G]her talking, Something deep down in my [Am]soul said, ´Cry Girl´,when I saw you and that [G]same girl, walking out. Oh yeah!
I would rather, I would rather be a [Am]blind girl, Than to see you, walk away from [G]me chil. Ooooo [G]So you see, I love you so much [Am]That I don't want to watch you leave me baby, Most of all, I just don't,

I just [G]don't want to be free, no baby

Oooo no. I was just, I was [Am]just,

I was just, I was just sitting here thinking

Of your kiss and your warm [G][Em] brace, oh yeah, When the reflection in the glass

[Am]that I held to my lips now baby,

Revealed the tears that was on my [G]face, yeah. Oooo baby, baby, I would rather be [Am]blind girl Than to see you walk away,

see you walk away from [G]me, yeah

Baby, baby, baby, I'd rather be[Am] blind now Than to see you walk away, walk away from [G]me.

Baby, baby, baby, …
























29. Horse with no name


classic folk-rock song written by Dewey Bunnell.

Strum: down, down,up,down, down

[Em]      [D69/F#]

On the [Em] first part of the [D69/F#] journey

I was [Em] lookin at [D69/F#] all the life

There were [Em] plants and birds and [D69/F#] rocks and things
There were [Em] sand and hills and [D69/F#] rings


The [Em] first thing I met was a [D69/F#] fly with a buzz and the [Em] sky with no [D69/F#] clouds

the [Em] heat was hot and the [D69/F#] ground was dry but the [Em] air was full of [D69/F#] sound

I've [Em] 9been through the desert on a [D6/F#] horse with no name it felt [Em] 9good to be out of the [D6/F#] rain

in the [Em] 9desert you can re[D6/F#] m[Em] ber your name 'cause there [Em] 9ain't no one for to [D6/F#] give you no pain la [Em] 9la la la [D6/F#] lalala la [Em] 9la la la [D6/F#] la

la [Em] 9la la la [D6/F#] lalala la [Em] 9la la la [D6/F#] la


After [Em] two days in the [D69/F#] desert sun my [Em] skin began to [D69/F#] turn red

After [Em] three days in the [D69/F#] desert fun I was [Em] looking at a river [D69/F#] bed

And the [Em] story it told of a [D69/F#] river that flowed made me [Em] sad to think it was [D69/F#] dead




Could use the chords of Bb/A# and Gm, or Ab/G# and Fm . Instead.










30. Mockingbird


Timing 4/4: 1,2+ 3+ 4+ repeat. Strum: D, DUDUDU – down up. Can begin in the chords of G and D7. Then try it out in your other chords.

I
V7
Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
I
Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking-bird.
V7
If that mocking-bird don’t sing,
I
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
V7
If that diamond ring turns brass,

I
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
V7
If that looking glass gets broke,
I
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat.
V7
If that billy goat won’t pull,
I
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull.
V7

If that cart and bull turn over,
I
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
V7
If that dog named Rover won’t bark,
I
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart.
V7
If that horse and cart fall down,
I
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in the town.

Michelle’s Nashville Chords


















31. I KONA You can use chords C and G7



I


1. Aia I Kona Kai ‘Opua
Here is Kona

V7


I Ka La’i
Where the ocean is quiet

A Ohe Lua
A place to enjoy oneself

I


E Liki Ai Me ‘Oe
With none to compare

V7


2. Malihini Makou
The many visitors

V7


‘Ia ‘Oe I Kona
Visit Kona

I Ke Kono A Keu
The extra invitation

I





Ke Aloha No Makou
Of welcoming love to all

I


3.Haina Ia Mai
Here we end

V7





Ana Ka Puana
Our song

A Ohe Lua
A place to enjoy oneself

I


E Liki Ai Me ‘Oe
With none to compare

Vamp V7 1




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DXLkgr3LYQ by Dennis Pavao

































32. Down by the Riverside




Traditional

Gonna [G] lay down my sword and shield Down by the riverside

[D7]Down by the riverside [G]Down by the riverside

Gonna lay down my sword and shield Down by the riverside

I [D7] ain’t gonna study war no [G] more
Chorus

I ain’t gonna [C] study war no more
I ain’t gonna [G] study war no more
I [D7] ain’t gonna study war no [G] more-oreore

I ain’t gonna [C] study war no more
I ain’t gonna [G] study war no more

I [D7] ain’t gonna study war no [G] more

Gonna [G] stick my sword in the golden sand Down by the riverside

[D7]Down by the riverside [G]Down by the riverside

Gonna stick my sword in the golden sand Down by the riverside

I [D7] ain’t gonna study war no [G] more

Gonna put on my long white robe
Down by the riverside … etc

Gonna put on my starry crown

Down by the riverside … etc

























33. It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More.


Limericks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Zsxymliw0

Chorus:

Oh, it [F] ain't gonna rain no more, no more It ain't gonna rain no [C] more How in the world can the old folks tell, it ain't gonna rain no [F] more

When[F] Mister Noah built the Ark, He said it was his [C]duty

He saved the birds and beasts and bugs but why did he save the [F] cootie

Chorus

Well [F] there ain’t no flies on me, there ain’t no flies on[C] me

There may be flies on some of  you  guys, But there ain’t no flies on [F]  me

Chorus

Oh [F] the night was dark and drear-y the air was full of sleet

The old man stood out in the storm his shoes were full of feet.

Chorus

Got a gal up in the mountains she awfully shy and meek

She always dresses in the dark because the moun-tains peek.

Chorus

A [F]bum sat by the sewer, And by the sewer he [C] died

And at the coroner’s inquest They called it 'sewer [F] side'

- Chorus

My [F] father built a chimney He built it up so [C] high

He had to take it down each night, To let the moon go [F] by.

- Chorus

Mary [F] had a little lamb She kept it in a [C] closet

And every time she took it out, It left a small [F] deposit

- Chorus

Some [F] people say that flees are black, but I know they aint [C] so ‘

Cause Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as [F] snow. Chorus

Peter [F] was a rabbit A rabbit he is no [C] more

For what he thought was a rabbit hole, Was a hole in the outhouse[F] floor - Chorus

I [F]never saw a purple cow I never hope to see[C] one But I can tell you anyhow, I'd rather see, than be [F]one. - Chorus

I [F]never saw a chocolate cow I never hope to see [C]one But judging by the milk we get, there certainly must be [F] one - Chorus

But I hope I’m not mis-lead-ing for I’ve tried to make it plain

That even though your skies are dark, it ain’t gonna rain. Chorus

There were 98 verses when it was published.




34. AN AUSTRIAN WENT YODELING




[D] Once[A7] an  [D]Austrian went [A7]yodeling on a mountain so[D] high,

When he met with a [A7]cuckoo bird interrupting his [D]cry.

Chorus

[A7]Ho-li-ah

[D]Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah, [A7]Ho-le-rah-cuckoo,

Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah, [D]Ho-le-rah-cuckoo,

[D]Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah, [A7]Ho-le-rah-cuckoo,

Ho-le-rah-hi-hi-ah-[D] ho.

Verse 2
Once an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high
When he met with an avalanche interrupting his cry.

Verse 4
Once an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high,
When he met with a grizzly bear interrupting his cry.

Verse 5
Once an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high,
When he met with a Jersey cow interrupting his cry.

Verse 6
Once an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high,
When he met with a Billy goat  interrupting his cry.

Saint Bernard
Two lovers
A pretty girl













35. Skip to my Lou


[F]Hey ho skip to my lou
[C] Hey ho skip to my lou
[F]Hey ho skip to my lou
[C] Skip to my lou, my darling

[F] Lost my partner, what shall I do?
[C] Lost my partner, what shall I do?
[F] Lost my partner, what shall I do?
[C] Skip to my lou, my darling

[F] I’ll find another one better than you,
[C] I’ll find another one better than you,
[F] I’ll find another one better than you,
[C] Skip to my lou, my darling

[F] Little red wagon painted in blue,
[C] Little red wagon painted in blue
[F] Little red wagon painted in blue,
[C] Skip to my lou, my darling


…. Flies in the buttermilk, shoo, shoo, shoo

…..Cows in the cornfield,  moo moo moo

[F]Hey ho skip to my lou
[C] Hey ho skip to my lou
[F]Hey ho skip to my lou
[C] Skip to my lou, my darling








36. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho


Chords Dm, A7 / Alternatives: [Em] , B7 – Fm, C7 – Am, E7.
Using harmonic minor scale.

Chorus:

[Dm]Joshua fought the battle of Jericho [A7]Jericho, [Dm]Jericho

[Dm]Joshua fought the battle of Jericho [A7]And the walls came tumb[Dm]ling down

V1

[Dm]You may talk about the [A7]men of Gideon [Dm]You may brag about the [A7]men of Saul Dm]But there's none like good old Joshua [A7]At the battle of Jer[Dm]icho

Chorus

V2

[Dm]Up to the walls [A7]of Jericho [Dm]They marched with [A7]spears in hand

[Dm]Come blow th[Em] ram horns Joshua said [A7]'Cause the battle is in our [Dm]hands Chorus

V3

[Dm]Then the lamb ram sheep [A7]horns began to blow [Dm]The trumpets began [A7]to sound

[Dm]Joshua commanded the children to shout [A7]And the walls came tumbling [Dm]down

Chorus






















37. Get Back- The Beatles


Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Chords: C F.  I AND IVth

Verse 1:

[C]Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner [F]But he knew he couldn't last

[C]Jo Jo left his home in Tucson,Arizona [F]For some California grass

Chorus:

[C]Get back, get back,

get [F]back to where you once belonged X 2


(Chorus)


Verse 2:

[C]Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman [F]But she was another man

[C]All the girls around her said she's got it coming [F]But she gets it while she can

(Chorus)


(this part is spoken) [C]Get back Lorreta
[F]Your mommy is waiting for you

[C]Wearin' her high heel shoes and her low neck sweater [F]Get back home Lorreta

(Chorus)














41



38.Streets of Laredo


recorded by Marty Robbins                                                        [3/4 time]

[C]As I walked [G7]out in the [C]streets of Lar [G7]edo As [C]I walked [G7]out in [C]Laredo one [G7]day

I [C]spied a poor [G7]cowboy all [ C]wrapped in white [G7]linen

All [C]wrapped in white [G7]linen as [C]cold [G7]as the [C]clay


Oh beat the [G7]drum slowly and [C]play the fife [G7]lowly

[C]Sing the death [G7]march as you [C]carry me [G7]along

[C]Take me to the [G7]valley then [C]lay the sod o'er [G7]me

I'm [C]a young cowboy and [G7]I know [C]I've [G7]done [C]wrong


I see by your [G7]outfit that [C]you are a [G7]cowboy [C]These words he did [G7]say as I [C]boldly walked[G7] by

[C]Come sit down be [G7]side me and [C]hear my sad [G7]story Got [C]shot in the [G7] breast and [C]I know [G7]I must [C]die


Go fetch me some [G7]water a [C]cool cup of [G7]water

To [C]cool my parched [G7] lips then the [C]poor cowboy [G7]said [C]Before I ret [G7]urned his [C]spirit had [G7]left him

Had [C]gone to his [G7]Maker the [C]cowboy [G7]was [C]dead

Repeat #2



39. For What It’s Worth


BY Buffalo Springfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjPS55vIs8k

D G 2x

[D]There's somethin' happenin' [G]here What it [D] is ain't exactly clear [G]

There's a [D]man with a gun, over there [G] Tellin' [D]me I got to beware [G]


I think it's time we

[D]Stop, children, what's [G]that sound? [G] Everybody look - what's goin'[D] down?


D G 2x



[D]There's battle lines bein' drawn [G] Nobody's [D]right if everybody's [G]wrong [D]Young people speakin' their minds [G] Gettin' [D]so much resistance [G]from behind




40. Silence is Easy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4M9SM2MRNc&nohtml5=False

Intro
A  E7

V1

[1]Everybody says that they're looking for a shelter, [IV]Got a lot to give, but I don't know how to help her, [I]I should just let it go, 'til they learn how to grow, [IV]And how to liberate.

V 2:

[I]Everybody says that she's looking for a shelter, [IV]Got a lot to give, but I don't know how I felt her, [I]They should just let it go, till these cities learn to grow, [IV]And how to liberate.

Chorus:

[IV]Silence is [I]easy, It just [IV]becomes me,

You don't [I]even know me, You all [IV] lie about me.

V 3:

[IV]Everybody says that I'm looking for a home now, [IV]Looking for a boy or I'm looking for a girl now, [I]But I can still let it go, I can still learn to grow, [IV]Into a child again.

Chorus

PIV]Silence is [I]easy,

It just [IV]becomes me,

You don't even[ I] know me,

Why do you [IV] hate me

Strum each chord up down,
CHORUS X 4






41. Old paint


¾ timing.


I [I] ride an old paint, I lead an old Dan

I'm [G7]goin' to Montan’ to [I]throw the hoolihan

They [G7]feed in the coulees, they [I]water in the draw

Their [G7]tails are all matted, their [I]backs are all raw


Chorus

Ride a- [G7]round, little doggies, ride around them slow

For the [G7]fiery and snuffy are [i] rarin' to go


[I] Old Bill Jones had two daughters and a song [G7]One went to college, the [I] other went wrong His [G7]wife, she died in a [I] poolroom fight

But [G7]still he sings  from[I]  mornin' till night


Chorus

Ride a-[G7]round little doggies, ride around them slow

For the [G7] fiery and snuffy are rarin' to go

O [I] when I die Take my saddle from the wall [G7] Put it on my pony [I] Lead him out of his stall

Tie [G7] my bones to his back [I] Turn our faces to the west And [G7] we'll ride the prairies [I] That we love the best

























42. Deep in the Heart Of Texas



The [C]stars at night are big and bright

Deep in the heart of [G7]Texas

The prairie sky is wide and high

Deep in the heart of [C]Texas



The [C]sage in bloom is like perfume

Deep in the heart of [G7]Texas

R[Em] inds me of the one I love

Deep in the heart of [C]Texas



The [C]cowboys cry ki-yip-pee. Ay-ay

Deep in the heart of [G7]Texas

The doggies bawl an’ bawl ya – all

Deep in the heart of [C]Texas.
































43. Singing In The Rain


[I] I'm singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feeling

[G7] I'm happy again I'm laughing at clouds So dark up above
'Cause the sun's in my heart

[I] And I'm ready for love Let the stormy clouds chase Everyone from the place Come on with the rain

[G7] I've a smile on my face I'll walk down the lane

With a happy refrain 'Cause I'm singing

[I] Just singing in the rain.

































44. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?




Chorus
How [I]much is that doggie in the win[G7]dow?
The one with the waggley [I] tail

How much is that doggie in the win[G7]dow?
I do hope that doggie's for [I] sale

I [I]must take a trip to Cali[G7]fornia

And leave my poor sweetheart [I] alone
If she has a dog, she won't be [G7]lonesome

And the doggie will have a good [I] home

Chorus

I [I] read in the paper there are [G7] robbers

With flashlights that shine in the [I] dark
My love needs a doggie to protect [G7] her

And scare th[Em]  away with one [I]bark

I [I]don't want a bunny or a [G7]kitty
I don't want a parrot that [I]talks

I don't want a bowl of little [G7]fishies

She can't take a goldfish for a [I]walk

Chorus




























45. Paperback Writer


Dear Sir or Mad[G7]am, will you read my book?
It [G7]took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's [G7]based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a [C]paperback writer
Paperback [G7]writer

[G7]It's the dirty story of a dirty man

And [G7]his clinging wife doesn't understand His [G7]son is working for the Daily Mail

It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback [C]writer Paperback [G7]writer

Paperback writer

[G7]It's a thousand pages, give or take a few I'll [G7]be writing more in a week or two

I can [G7]make it longer if you like the style

I can change it round and I want to be a paperback [C]writer Paperback [G7]writer

[G7]If you really like it you can have the rights It [G7]could make a million for you overnight If you [G7]must return it, you can send it here

But I need a break and I want to be a paperback [C]writer Paperback [G7]writer

[G7]Paperback writer

Paperback writer, paperback writer
Paperback writer, paperback writer
Paperback writer, paperback writer
Paperback writer, paperback writer (fade out)
























46. Love, Love me do


By the Beatles - Use G and C [C7]


Verse 1

Love, love [G]me do [C] [G] You know I love [C] you

[G] I’ll always be [C] true

[C] So please, please love me do



[NC]Someone to love, [C]Somebody [G]knew [NC]Someone to love, [C]Someone like [G]you

Just keep repeating the 1st verse.





47. Three is a Magic Number


by Blind Melon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewI[Em] _f7as4
This song is repeated with D and G / or E and A each 2 beats.



[D]Three, oh, [G]it's the magic [D] number, [G] Yes it [D] is, [G] it's a magic [D] number. [G]

[D]Somewhere in the [G] ancient,[D] mystic trinity [G] You get [D] three [G] as a magic [D]number. [G]

--Strumming—

[D]The past and the present and [G]the future. [D]Faith and Hope and [G] Charity,

[D]The heart and the brain and the [G] body

Give you [D] three, [G] It’s a magic [D] number.  [G]













48. Buffalo Gal


Chorus:

[C] Buffalo gal won't you come out tonight [G7] Come out tonight, [C] come out tonight Buffalo gal won't you come out tonight
And [G7] dance by the light of the[C] moon

verses:

[C] As I was walking down the street [G7]Down the street, [C] down the street A pretty little gal I chanced to meet
[G7] under the silvery [C] moon.

chorus:

She was the prettiest gal I’ve seen in my life

In my life, in my life
And I wished to the Lord she’d be my wife

Then we would part no more

chorus:

Oh, yes, dear boy, I'm coming out tonight
Coming out tonight, coming out tonight

Oh, yes, dear boy, I’m coming out tonight
And we’ll dance by the light of the moon

chorus:

I danced with that gal with a hole in her stocking

And her heel kept a-rockin' and her toe kept a-knockin'
I danced with that gal with a hole in her stocking

And we danced by the light of the moon

chorus:






















49. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini


(Brian Hyland)

[I]    Pap pap pap pap, pa [V] dap pap pap pap pap

1.  She was [I]afraid to come out of the [V] locker, she was as nervous as she could [I ]be.

She was afraid to come out of the[V] locker,

she was [I] afraid that some [V] body would [I] see. Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore !

Chorus

It was an [V] itsy bitsy teenie weenie [I] yellow polka-dot bikini, [V] that she wore for the[I] first time today.

An[V] itsy bitsy teentie weenie [I] yellow polka-dot bikini,

[V]       so in the locker she [G7]wanted to [I] stay.

Two, three, four, stick around, we'll tell you more !

[I]  Pap pap pap pap, pa [V]  dap pap pap pap pap

2.  She was [I] afraid to come out in the [V] open, and so a blanket around she [I] wore.
She was afraid to come out in the [IV] open

and so she [I] sat bundled [V]up on the [I] shore. Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore !

Chorus

Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more.

[I] Pap pap pap pap, pa [V]dap pap pap pap pap

3.  Now she is [I] afraid to come out of the [V]water, and I wonder what she's gonna [I] do.

Now she is afraid to come out of the [IV] water, and the [I] poor little [V] girl's turning [I] blue.

One, two, three, four, tell the people what she wore !

Chorus

From the locker to the [V]blanket, from the blanket to the sh [I] ore, from the shore to the[V] water, yes, there isn't any [I] more.





50.Take me Back to Tulsa



written and recorded by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan

C                                                        G7
Where's that gal with red dress on some folks called her Dinah
                                            C
Stole my heart away from me way down in Louisiana
                                      G7
Take me back to Tulsa I'm too young to marry
                                       C
Take me back to Tulsa I'm too young to marry

                                               G7
Little bee sucks the blossom big bee gets the honey
                                             C
Little man raises the cotton big man gets the money
                                       G7
Walk and talk to Suzy walk and talk to Suzy
                                       C
Walk and talk to Suzy walk and talk to Suzy

                                                G7
I went to the railroad laid my head down on the track
                                                          C
I thought about that gal of mine and I gradually eased it back
                                                  G7
We always wear a great big smile we never do look sour
                                           C
Travel all over the country playing by the hour

                                       G7
Take me back to Tulsa I'm too young to marry
                                       C
Take me back to Tulsa I'm too young to marry






































51. Convict And The Rose


Recorded by Hank Snow
Written by Betty Chapin and Robert King

[C] Within my prison cell so [G7] dreary Alone I sit with weary [C]heart

I'm thinking of my lonely [G7] darling From her forever I must [C]part


A rose she sent me as a [G7] token

She sent it just to light my [C]gloom

To tell me that her heart was [G7] broken

To cheer me fore I meet my [C]doom


She wrote I took it from the [G7] garden

Where once we wandered side by [C]side

But now you hold no hope of [G7] pardon

And I can never be your [C]bride


That old judge would not believe my[G7]  story

The jury said I have to [C]pay

Now to the rose and all its [G7] glory

Not guilty is all that I can [C]say


Goodbye sweetheart for in the [G7] morning

I'll meet my Maker and [C]repose

And when I go at daylight [G7] darling

Against my heart they'll find your [C]rose













52. Pistol Packing Mama


Recorded by Tex Ritter
Words and music by Al Dexter


[D]Drinking beer in a cabaret and was I having [A7]fun Until one night she caught me right

and now I'm on the[D] run

Lay that pistol down babe lay that pistol [A7]down Pistol Packing Mama lay

that pistol [D]down

[D]She kicked out my windshield she hit me over the [A7]head

She cussed and cried and said I'd lied and wished that I was [D]dead

Repeat #2

Drinking beer in a cabaret and dancing with a [A7]blond Until one night she shot out the light bang

that blond was [D]gone

Repeat #2
I'll see you every night babe  I'll woo you every [A7]day
I'll be your regular daddy if you'll put that gun [D]away

Repeat #2
Now I went home this morning the clock was ticking [A7]four

Gun in her hand says you're my man but I don't need you no[D] more

Repeat #2

Now there was old Al Dexter he always had his [A7]fun
But with some lead she shot him dead his honking days are [D]done

Repeat #2













53. ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE*


Composer and Author Silvano R. Ramos


Key F and C7

Alla en el rancho grande, alla donde vivia  [C7]

Habia una rancherita, que allegre me [F]decia
Que allegre me[F] decia
Te voy a hacer tus cal [C7] zones

Como los que usa el ran-[F]-chero
Te los comienzo de [C7]lana

Te los acabo de [F]quero

Alla en el rancho grande, alla donde vivia  [C7]
Habia una rancherita, que allegre me [F]decia
Que allegre me[F] decia

Instrumental

Verse 2

[F] Su mama le dice a Julia [F]Su mama le dice a Julia Que te ha dicho ese [C7]senor [C7]Ay ay ay ay ay

[C7] Mama no me dijo nada [C7] Mama no me dijo nada Solo me hablo de [F]amor [F] Ay ay ay ay

[F] El gusto de los va-[C7]-queros Es tener una much[F] acha
Para salir a la [F] plaza

Y da le vuelo a la hil-[C7[-icha

Instrumental

Repeat song
Alla en el rancho grande!




54. El Rancho Grande


(English lyrics Bartley Costello,

Spanish lyrics by J. del Moral, Music by Emilio Uranga) https://youtu.be/EiTcX0TC-pU Freddy Fender


CHO: I love to roam out yonder                     CHO: Alla en la rancho grande
Out where the buffalo wander                         Alla donde vivia
Free as the eagle flying                                          Habia una ranche rita
I'm roping and a-tying                                                 Que alegre me decia

I'm roping and a-tying.                                               Que alegra me decia.
Give me my ranch and my cattle                 Te voy hacer tus calzones

Far from the great city's rattle                           Como los usa el ranchero
Give me a big herd to battle                               Te los comienzo de lana

For I just love herding cattle.                             Te los acabo de cuero.


Sometimes the winter storms tearing,
Set all the cattle a-raring.

But when the winter is over,
We're sure enough in the clover.

Give me the wide-open spaces,

That's just where I know my place is.

I love the rodeo dearly,
And the big round-up yearly.

Though we play seven eleven,

My ranch is next door to Heaven

We smile when we take a beatin',
But hang a rat when he's cheatin'.

Recorded by Jim Mallory and his Range Riders














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