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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Two Chord songs in different Keys


Many of these songs are built on the 1st and 5th chords in different keys, for example Jambalaya(C and G7) and Tulsa time(E and B7). Try to play as many 2 chord songs as possible before moving on, it will certainly help you a lot when playing songs with more chords in the future. Here is the list of songs with 2 chords:

You Went To School To Learn                                                               2  chords

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_IQUZCm3E8

Introduction chords: A  D  A  D
Verzse 1
A buh-buh buh buh-buh
A buh-buh buh buh-buh
You [A] went to school [D]to learn, girl
Things [A]you never, never knew be- [D]fore
Like [A]I before E ex-[D] cept after C
And why [A]two plus two makes [D]four
Now now now, [A]I'm gonna teach you [D]

[A]All about love, dear, [D]All about love
[A]Sit yourself down,[D] take a seat
[A]All you gotta do is re-[D]peat after me.
 
Chorus
ABC, Easy as 1, 2, 3.
Or simple as, [A] Do re mi, [D]ABC,
[A] 1, 2,3, baby, [D]you and me girl!

[A]ABC,  [D]It’s EasY, it’s like [A]counting up to[D] three.
Sing a[A] simple me-[D]lody, [A] that’s how easy [D] love can be.
[A]That’s how easy [D]love can be.
[A]Sing a simple [D]melody,[A] 1,2,3, [D]you and [NC] me.
 
There is more to the song found at Metrolyrics. Sung by the Jackson Five.


A Ram Sam Sam, A Ram Sam Sam                   D A7                                                   2 chords

https://youtu.be/zBttxAMxaXE

 
[D]Arms up high, [A7]reach for the sky
Let’s sing along to the silly silly ram sam song
Verse 1
A [D]ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
A [D]ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
A ra-vi,  A ra-vi
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
A ra-vi, A ra-vi
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
 
Verse 2
[D]Arms up high [A] reach for the sky
If you want to be a ram sam master,
You gotta go with the master
A [D]ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
A [D]ram sam sam, A ram sam sam
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
A ra-vi A ra-vi
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
A ra-vi A ra-vi
Gouli [A7]gouli gouli gouli gouli [D]ram sam sam
 
Repeat as many times as you prefer.  Increase its speed as the song pursues.
For Fun : Make you own words to this song.

An Austrian Went Yodeling         An American Childrens song.                   2 chords
 
 
 
Once an [D] Austrian went [A7] yodeling on a mountaintop [D] high.
When along came 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.

Further verses.
When along came an avalanche, interrupting his cry (rumble, rumble, rumble)
…skier…(swoosh, rumble, rumble)
…St. Bernard (arf, arf, swoosh, rumble rumble)
…Grizzly bear (grrr, ar, arf, swoosh, rumble, rumble)
…Milking Maid (tss, tss, grr, arf, arf, swoosh, rumble, rumble)
…Pretty girl (smack, smack, tss, tss, grr, arf, arf, swoosh, rumble, rumble)


THE MORE WE ARE TOGETHER POM POM                                                  2 chords
F , C7
 
The [F] more we are to- [C7] gether POM POM.
To- [G] gether, POM POM. The more we are to-gether, POM POM,
the [C7]happier we will [F]be POM POM.
[C7]Your, friends and [F]my friends, and [C7]my friends
and [F]your friends. The more we are to-gether, POM POM,
the [C7]happier we will [F]be POM TOM.

I'LL FLY AWAY (A. E. Brumley)                          G C                             2 chords

 
[G]Some bright morning when this life is o'er
[C]I will fly [G]away
[G]To a home on God's celestial shore
I will fly [G]away
 
chorus
[G]I will fly away oh glory
[C]I will fly [G]away
[G]When I die Hallelujah by and by
I will fly [C]away
 
[G]When the shadows of this life have gone
[C]I will fly [G]away
[G]Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly
[C]I will fly away
 
Chorus
 
[G]Oh how glad and happy when we meet
[C]I will fly [G]away
[G]No more cold iron shackles on my feet
[G]I will fly away
 
Chorus
 
[G]Just a few more weary days and then
[C]I will fly [G]away
[G]To a land where joys will never end
[C]I will fly away
 
Chorus x 2
 

Banana Boat Song (Traditional)                                                            2 chords

 
Chorus
[C]Day – O [G7]Day – [C]O
[C]Day light come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home
[C]Day, is a day, is a day, is a [G7]day, is a [C]day ay ay - O,
[C]Daylight come [G7]and I wanna [C]go home
 
[C]Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home
[C]Stack bananas till the morning come
Day light come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home
 
[C]Come Mister Tally Man [G7]tally me bananas
[C]Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home   Repeat lines twice
Lift 6 hand, 7 hand, 8 hand bunch,
Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home Repeat lines twice
 
Chorus
[C]A beautiful bunch of ripe bananas
Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home
[C]They hide the deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home
 
Chorus
[C]Clerk man checks but he checks with caution
Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home
[C]My back is broke with sheer exhaustion
Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go [C]home
 
[C]Day – O [G7]Day ay ay – O
Daylight come and I [G7]wanna go home  Repeat x 4
 
 
 
Eleanor Rigby
This song may sound a little sad as it uses the Am chord. Alternative Chords are C Em.
 
 
F                         Am
Ah, look at all the lonely people.
F                         Am
Ah, look at all the lonely people.
 
Am
Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice in the church
                    F                Am
where a weeding has been, lives in a dream.
Am
Waits at the window, wearing the face
                               F               Am
that she keeps in a jar by the door, who is it for?
 
Am          
All the lonely people,
      F              
where do they all come from?
Am          
All the lonely people,
      F            Am
where do they all belong?