Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
A7 B7E7I would try my fingAer EandE7 I would try my handA E At E7any fool game in this man's land But A7don't you talk about this-a friend of mine,E7 I ain't nevB7er been let down and yA7ou'd be wastin' E7time. I would scratch and steal, I would maim a man, I would even run the bounty across the other country, So don't you talk about this here friend of mine, I gave it all of my money, but it makes me feel fine. Yeah, I E7know you won't give me no peace of mind, Try to understand I just wanna feel good all the time. A7 Don't you talk about a dear old friend of mineE7, Well, I knowB7 that you are sweet and more than double fine. Everybody said you oughta marry that rich man down the line, But if I had to make a choice I wouldn't change my mind. Honey, A7you just ain't as sweet as my strawberry wine, Oh E7no,A7 no no no no no no no E7no,A7 no no no no no no no E7no.A7 A
F C E♭ B♭ B♭/F FFor the Flife we C/Echose in the Dm7evening we F7rosCe, B♭maj9just long A7enough to bCe loDm7vers agF6ainC. F6 And B♭for nothing F/Amore, the Gm7world was too Gm7/Csore To Flive in.E♭ F F Sad old ships, A morning eclipse, I spent my whole life guessing, Then I turned from the sun And saw everyone Searching. The Fhoot owl and his song, will bring you B♭along FWhere eClse on eaE♭rthB♭ wouldB♭/F you wanFna go? We can Fleave all this hate, before it's too B♭late FWhy woulCd wE♭e wB♭anna B♭/Fcome backF at all? Cobwebs on my pillow, I'm found in the willow, I'd spend my whole life sleeping. To be called by noon Is to be called too soon Today. The storm is passed, There is peace at last, I'll spend my whole life sleeping. Now there's not a sound, No one to be found Anywhere. The shepherd and his sheep Will wind you to sleep, Where else on earth would you wanna go ? To a land of wonder When you go under, Why would we want to come back at all ? The manAy roads I've covered, The manF♯y trails I've burned, But whBen our paths did cross, love, whew! My whEole world made a turn. And we've got time toA kill, What a thrill, EJune and July. We've got all oDur love, Buckets of, The teaErs that we cried. Now we don't cry no more, A Gonna bolt the door. D Don't know what we've got, E But it feels like a lot, D We don't need no more. A E When my day's work is done We can take in a jamboree, But I just wanna sit down by the fire With my love right here beside me. We've got time to kill, Catskill, Sweet by and by. We've got all our love, The sky above, The twinkle in your eye. Now where the wheel might roll Is where my love and I shall go. We're gonna plant the seed, There ain't nothing we need, We found our own rainbow. My love wants to have her fortune read And I know that she's in a hurry. If we go along the straight and narrow, You don't even have to worry. We've got time to kill, Standin' still, Go on, give it a try! We've got all our love, Mountains of, The trees are so high.
Am B♭ G C Bm Am G FCTo all concerned dB♭ead or alive AmThe locomotive A♭will arrive Bringin' souls from all around, They'll be bound for higher ground. Look out, stranger, it's comin' through With plenty of room for me and you. And it's jCust another Amwhistle stop If yDmou don't quit till we reach the top CI'Bmd Am Gbe Fmuch obliged to you Am B♭ C Odd man out, You know that's the rule. You can scream and you can shout, But they'll only call you a crazy fool. Am B♭ C E♭ Pay no mind to A♭what they say E♭ A♭ Am B♭ G Back to intro at the C When they're `bitter they talk that way I seen a young boy on the run And I seen other children havin' fun. A police siren flashing light, I wonder who went down tonight. People, people, where do you go before you believe in what you know ? It's just another whistle stop, If you don't quit till we reach the top I'd be much obliged to you. When the trolley is clean out of reach, A certain lesson it will teach. To grind your ax until it's dull, You've got to get it in your skull. Tell the people all across the sea Don't turn your back because it's free. It's just another whistle stop, If you don't quit till we reach the top I'd, I'd be much obliged to you. And it's odd man out, You know that's the rule. You can scream and you can shout, But they'll only call you a crazy fool. Pay no mind to what you read, There's one way home that's guaranteed. D I wanna hear Bm7pitter patter Em7 Climb Gup yourA ladder now D Bm7 It's time for Em7you to dream away,A G For what a big dayBm you've been through. Gm7 YouB♭'ve done all the things that you wanted tF♯mo do. D All laC glGory, ID'm second storGy, D FeelA so talGl Dlike a Aprison wall. I'm lookin' for a star bright To shine down your light now And keep the little one safe and warm, 'Cause to her it's just a fantasy And to me it's all a mystery. All la glory, I'm second story, Feel so tall like a prison wall. Em7 And before the leaves allA turn brown,A/G F♯m Before they fall Bmto the ground,Bm/A G You will findGm the harmoDny, Wait and Asee. Listen to the serenade, Little girl, promenade now. You've got the sunshine in your hand And maybe come some sweet day You'll walk that Milky Way. All la glory, I'm second story, Feel so tall like a prison wall, For an analysis of the lyrics, and more, see D L Lewis' article on "Shape I'm In". G Go out yonder,C G peace in the valleyC G Come downtown, haCve to Grumble in the alleyC DOh, you don't know the Gshape I'm in Has anybody seen my lady This living alone will drive me crazy Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in C I'm gonna go Dmdown by the waEm - DmterE C C But I ain't gonna Dmjump in, no, noEm Dm E C I'll just be Dmlooking for my Emmak Dm- eEr F And I hear that that'sD7 where she's been? Oh! Out of nine lives, I spent seven Now, how in the world do you get to Heaven Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in I just spent 60 days in the jailhouse For the crime of having no dough Now here I am back out on the street For the crime of having nowhere to go Save your neck or save your brother Looks like it's one or the other Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in You knowC he always Dholds it in a Etent, And if you're Glooking for Cthe real thing,D He can Cshow you D7where it Gwent. There's a young faith healer he's a woman stealer He will cure by his command When the music's hot you might have to stand To hear the Klondike Klu Klux steamboat band Don't you sweat it You can't forget it W.S. Walcott Medicine Show I'd rather die happy than not die at all And a man is a fool who will not heed the call Gonna see Miss Brer Foxhole[*] she's got diamonds in her teeth She is real gold down underneath She's a rock and roll singer and a true dead ringer For something like you ain't never seen Once you get it, You can't forget it W.S. Walcott Medicine Show W.S. Walcott Medicine Show W.S. Walcott Medicine Show W.S. Walcott Medicine Show See Peter Viney's article for more about this song.
ChorusDaGniel, Daniel and the sDacred harp, DaCncing through the clGover. DaCniel, Daniel wBmould you mind, D7If I look it oGver.
VerseI heGard of this famous harp yeCars ago back in my hD7ome tGown But I sure never thought old DaCniel be the one to come and brDing it arEmound TGell me Daniel hDow the harp cCame into your poseGssion. Are you one of the chDosen few who will maCrch in the processiGon?
C Emand Daniel said: TGhe sacred harp was hanDded down, from fGather unto Dson, And mCe not being rBmelated, I couldAm never be theD7 one. So I saGved up all my siDlver, and Gtook it to a Dman, Who saCid he could deBmliver the harp, sAmtraight into my Ghand. Three yEmears I waited patieAntly, 'Till he retuDrned with the harp from the sCea of Galilee. He saidEm there is one more thAing I must ask, But nDot of personal gCreed. But I Bmwouldn't listen I just grAmabbed the harp, And said tD7ake what you may nGeed. Now DaGniel looked quite satiCsfied, and the harp it seDemed to gGlow. But the price that Daniel had reaClly paid, he did not eDven kEmnow. BGack to his brother he tD7ook his troubled mind. And he sCaid dear brother I'm Gin a bind. But the brother would not hD7ear his tale, he said COld Daniel's gonna Gland in jail. GSo to his father DaDniel did run, And he Gsaid oh father what Dhave I done. His fatCher said son you've gBmiven in, you know you Amwon your harp, But you lGost in sin. Then DaEmniel took the harp and went hAigh on the hill, And he bDlew across the meadow like a whiCppoorwhill. He plEmayed out his heart just the tAime to pass, But as he looDked to the ground, he noCticed no shadow did he cGast. Em Now deep in the heart of a Alonely kid Em(G bass) D C Single notes: B E♭ Who suffered so much for what he did, Em They gave this ploughboy his Afortune and fame, Em(G bass) D C Single notes: B D Since that day he ain't been the same. G See the man with the Amstage fright F Just standin' up FthDere to give itG all his might. And he got caught in the Amspotlight, F But when we get to the end D He wants to start all overG again. I've got fire water right on my breath And the doctor warned me I might catch a death. Said, "You can make it in your disguise, Just never show the fear that's in your eyes." See the man with the stage fright, Just standin' up there to give it all his might. He got caught in the spotlight, But when we get to the end He wants to start all over again. F♯m Now if he says that he'sBm afraid, C Take himD at his word.G F♯mAnd for the price that the Bmpoor boy has paid, C He gets to singC♯o just like a birdD, E♭oh, ooh ooh Emooh. Your brow is sweatin' and your mouth gets dry, Fancy people go driftin' by. The moment of truth is right at hand, Just one more nightmare you can stand. See the man with the stage fright Just standin' up there to give it all his might. And he got caught in the spotlight, But when we get to the end He wants to start all over again, hmm hmm,
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E G A B7ENow when the Arumor Dcomes to your Etown, C♯mIt grows and A♭mgrows, where it C♯mstarted no one AknowBs. ESome of your Aneighbors Dwill invite it right Ein, C♯mMaybe it's a A♭mlie, C♯meven if it's a C♯msin, They'll Arepeat the B7rumor Eagain. E7 AClose your Geyes, F♯mhang dB7own your Ehead A AUntil the B7fog blows awEay, E7let it roll away. AOpen up your GarmsF♯m and fB7eel the Egood, A AIt's a-B7comin', a B7brand new Eday, GhmmA hmB7m. E G A B7 Big men, little men turned into dust, Maybe it was all in fun, they didn't mean to ruin no one. Could there be someone, someone here among this crowd Who's been accused, had his name so misused And his privacy refused ? Close your eyes, hang your head Until the fog blows away, let it roll away, Open up your arms and feel the good, It's a-comin', a brand new day, Hmm.. no, no, no. Now all you vigilantes wanna make a move, Maybe they won't, you know I sure hope they don't. For whether this rumor proves true or false, You can forgive or you can regret, But he will never ever forget. Close your eyes, hang down your head, Until the fog blows away, let it roll away. Open up your arms and feel the good, It's a-comin', a brand new day, Hmm, la la la la la, Oh oh la la la la la.