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An Ode to the Ukulele ///////

They’re my littlest friends and I play them all daily I now have nine, unique ukuleles They’re all very different, in texture and tone So dinky, such fun but they’re taking over my home! There’s a name for my problem it’s called U.A.S What a wonderful way to de-stress. source: http://bit.ly/R31TJU


Index

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Stupid Wouldn’t It Be Nice Build Me Up Buttercup Stay Awake The Debt Odd Maybe I Will Lullaby Stairwell First Impressions Such Great Heights Birthday Song Duet With Myself Chemical Love Melody for Melody Bread This Is Me La La Blues Beam Colours First Day of My Life L-O-V-E You Are My Favourite Bei Mir Bist Du Schön

8 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 28 30 32 34 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Take Your Love With Me Beard Song The Knitting Song The Rhythm You Started MyHope It All Makes Sense at the End An Open Letter to Stephen Fry Still Alive RE:Your Brains I Don’t Know I Could’ve Been Your Girl Love is Easy You Want Her Too Hope of Deliverance When I’m Sixty-Four Something If I Fell I’ll Follow the Sun I’ve Just Seen A Face I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party Hotel California Chord Progression Chart, by Key Chords List Guitar-Uke Note Conversion Ukulele Scales

45 46 47 48 50 52 54 56 58 62 64 65 66 67 68 71 72 73 74 75 76 78 79 80 81


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Bruddah Iz (Israel Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole) C Cmaj7 Am F C G Am F Fadd9 F C Em F C Oooo, oooo, oooo... F E7 Am F Oooo, oooo, oooo... C Em Somewhere over the rainbow F C - Way up high F C And the dreams that you dream of G Am F Once in a lullaby... - C Em Oh, somewhere over the rainbow F C - Blue birds fly F C And the dreams that you dream of G Am F Dreams really do come true... C Someday I’ll wish upon a star G Am F Wake up where the clouds are far behind me C Where trouble melts like lemon drops G High above the chimney tops Am F That’s where you’ll find me

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- C Em Oh, somewhere over the rainbow F C - Blue birds fly F C And the dream that you dare to G Am F Why oh why can’t I... C G Well I see trees of green - F C And red roses too F C E7 Am I watch them bloom for me and you F And I think to myself G Am F - What a wonderful world C G Well I see skies of blue F C And I see clouds of white F C And the brightness of day E7 Am - I like the dark F And I think to myself G C F C - What a wonderful world


- G The colors of the rainbow - C So pretty in the sky - G C Are also on the faces of people passing by F C I see friends shaking hands saying F C “How do you do?” F C Dm G - They’re really sayin’ “I, I love you.” C G I hear babies cryin’ F C And I watch them grow F C E7 Am They’ll learn much more than we’ll ever know F And I think to myself G Am F - What a wonderful world

C Someday I’ll wish upon a star G Am F Wake up where the clouds are far behind me C Where trouble melts like lemon drops G High above the chimney tops Am F That’s where you’ll find me - C Em Oh, somewhere over the rainbow F C - Way up high F C And the dreams that you dare to F G Am F Why oh why can’t I C Em F C Oooo, oooo, oooo… F E7 Am F Oooo, oooo, oooo…

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Stupid

Brendan Maclean STRUMMING PATTERNS INTRO: dud u-udu MAIN: d - du - udu G G6 G G6 G D If you weren’t so stupid I could have loved you Am And if you weren’t so stupid C But you’re pretty stupid G D And if you weren’t so busy I could have loved you Am But you work in an office C And you’ve got other offers G Tell me, what is his name now? What is his name? D I’m excited to hear the news Am Tell me what is his name now? C What does it say about you?

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C When I’m down to get high, Lord G D If you made me a coffee I could have loved you. Am And I’d make you hot chocolate C And anything you wanted G Tell me, who is invited?

D So flaming delighted to see all the boys, you see Am Tell me, why don’t I fight it? C What does it say about me? G D Am C But let’s not be friends or else this will never end... G D Am C We’d adopt, - we’d have dogs G D Am C I have all the things he’s got - But I’m not G D Am C x2

G D Am C But let’s not be friends or else this will never end G D Am C Let’s not be friends for sure, for sure

G D Am C So let’s stop - pretend that there’ll be a happy end. G D Am C Let’s not be friends for sure, for sure.

G D And if you weren’t so ugly, I could have loved you. Am It’s something I tell myself

G D Am C We’d adopt, - we’d have dogs G G6 G G6 G


Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beach Boys

F Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older? Bb Gm7 Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long C7 F And wouldn’t it be nice to live together, Bb Gm7 In the kind of world where we belong

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Dm7 Cm You know it’s gonna make it that much better, Am7 Gm7 C7 Dm7 When we can say goodnight and stay together F Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up, Bb Gm7 In the morning, when the day is new C7 F And after having spent the day together Bb Gm7 C7 Hold each other close, the whole night through Dm7 Cm What happy times together we’d be spending, Dm7 Am7 Gm7 C7 I wish that every kiss was never ending F Oh, wouldn’t it be nice

Dmaj7 Gmaj7 Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray, F#m Bm It might come true Dmaj7 Gmaj7 Maybe then there wouldn’t be F#m Bm A single thing we couldn’t do F#m Bm We could be married F#m C7 And then we’d be happy F Oh, wouldn’t it be nice Dm7 Cm You know it seems the more we talk about it Dm7 Am7 Gm7 It only makes it worse to live without it Am7 Gm7 C7 But lets talk about it. F Wouldn’t it be nice? F to fade

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Build Me Up Buttercup

The Foundations (Cover by Julia Nunes) C E7 Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby F G Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around C E7 And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby F G When you say you will but I love you still C C7 I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’ F Fm You know that I have from the start C G So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, F C Dont break my heart C G Bb F Ill be over at ten, you told me time and again C F But you’re late, I wait around and then C G Bb F I went to the door, I cant take any more C F Its not you, you let me down again

F C Dm (Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find G Fm Em (Hey, hey, hey!) A little time A7 F and I’ll make you happy (hey hey hey) I’ll be home Dm G I’ll be beside the phone waiting for you G G Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo C E7 Why do you build me up (build me up)... C G Bb F To you I’m a toy but I could be the boy you C F Adore, if you’d just let me know C G Although you’re untrue, Bb F C Im attracted to you all the more F Why do I need you so F C Dm (Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find... C E7 Why do you build me up (build me up)...

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Stay Awake Julia Nunes

D A7 D - - It’s like I don’t have the patience, G 
Or the will power to separate myself D 
From this inundating era I’ve been dealt
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And all across the nation D G
 Pixelated screens light up the night A7 D 
Of insomniacs and night owls alike

 A7 Em But we can turn off the lights A The sun’s coming up 
G A No dreams tonight to interrupt E G A 
Turn off the alarm before it sounds Em G And get out of bed without putting your head Em A D down, down

 A7 D - I’ve been closing my eyes real tight G But the space between my lids betrays the light A7 D So I’m up again, I lost the will to fight 

D The scrolling information 
 G Pulls me in and holds me in a trance 
A7 D Link to link, no I don’t stand a chance


A7 Em But we can turn off the lights... G D 
Stay awake with me G D In the darkness you will see G D Em A D 
What I’ve known all along, all along along

 A D Baby when you’re sleeping Em I wonder if you see me in your dreams A7 D
 Do you know exactly what all of it means 

D Maybe we are falling G And when I hit the ground I disappear A7 D
 But you open up your eyes and I’m still here

 A7 Em But we can turn off the lights... Em A Em A Em A D Down, down, down

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The Debt Julia Nunes

A D A D A Well, I bet you thought that D I forgot about our deal A But I am a man of my words, though they be strange and absurd D I’m just trying to keep it real A And I know I lost the bet, but I haven’t lost you yet D And if drinking lemonade for the rest of my days G E Would save you, you know I would do... it A D A D A Remember Regina and Sarah and cereal bowls? D And wearing our hats, even when it’s not cold? A I’ll never relate to your city peeps D ‘Cause I do most of my thuggin’ on suburban streets G E A I get terrified, but I’m fine... when I’m with you

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A D A D G D You should know that I love it when you sing G But I’d love it even more D if you’d stop hitting things G D A Regardless, I’d be heartless... without you A D A D A Well, I haven’t yelled at someone in a really long time D And the last time that I did, I regretted it A I can’t wait ‘till senior year, D when I will live in constant fear A ‘Cause you’ll act like a zombie, and slobber all on me D You know that I hate it, but I wouldn’t trade it G E A For any asshole you don’t... like D Yeah, you’re stuck with me G E A D A D For the rest of our afterlives


Odd

Julia Nunes A F#m D E (x2) A F#m D E - My foot’s asleep and so is my brain. A F#m If I’m in pain then I don’t feel it, D E my face should reveal it. A F#m D E I am grinning as they’re cutting me in half, A F#m D E and all I can do is laugh. F#m A I am cold unfeeling and odd E and you should thank god F G A That we are on separate sides of the state. E Hope you’re okay F At least I gave you something to hate

A F#m D E I am frantically flailing, woozy inhaling A F#m D E these fumes that don’t put me to sleep. A F#m Taking drugs that wont cure me, D E so I’ll just stay pure please A F#m D E relinquish those secrets you keep F#m A I am cold unfeeling and odd E and you should thank god F G A That we are on separate sides of the state. E Hope you’re okay F At least I gave you something to hate A F#m D E (x4) F#m A I am cold unfeeling and odd A F#m D E (x2)

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Maybe I Will Julia Nunes

D This bed is A C G so hot, I cannot get the covers off. D A They stick to me like leather seats C G in cars at eighty-thousand degrees. Em A D ahh ahh ahh ahhhhhh! G Did you leave somethin’ behind? Em A D ahh ahh ahh ahhhhhh! G It looked like nothin’ at the time. Em A D ahh ahh ahh ahhhhhh! G Now you fear that it’s too late. Em A D ahh ahh ahh ahhhhhh! D - A They just can’t - believe that C G D there is nothing between you and me. A C I’d rather plead the fifth than talk about G the girl you’re still in love with. Em A D ahh ahh ahh ahhhhhh!...

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C A But I don’t know what I C A was expecting to find. C A Am I losing my mind, CG D or just biding my time? D A C G (x2) D A C G Maybe I won’t. D A C G Maybe I will. D A C G Maybe I won’t. D A C G Maybe I will. D A C G Maybe I won’t... Em A D ahh ahh ahh ahhhhhh!... C A But I don’t know what I D A

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G D Maybe I will.


Lullaby

Julia Nunes A A|-----0-----0------0------0-----0------0-----0----0----| D E |---1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0--| Baby, sing me to sleep. G D A C|-2------2-----2------2------1-----1------1-----1------| G|----------------------------------------------------------| Broken melodies when you say that you love me. D A A|-------------2----------2---------2----------2----------| Well, maybe I need to guarantee G E |---------3----3-----3----3----3----3----3----3-------| C|------2-----------2---------2----------2---------------| ‘cause the way you speak, D A G|---------------------------------------------------------| you’re scaring me. A|--------0-----0------0-------0-------0------0---------| G A E |------2--2--2--2--2--2---2--2---0--0---0--0-------| C|----2------2-----2-------2------1-------1------------| But I don’t mind if you.... G|--------------------------------------------------------| G D (first verse using the picking patterns above) And I know, I know that it won’t be long G D D A til’ you come a-running righting the wrongs.. Baby, sing me to sleep. G D G D A Ignoring the light to swallow the fright Painful memories when you say that you need me. A G A D D A to make it in time to keep me safe to night. You save me from leaving things that I might need, G D A D A but the missing piece is out of my reach. Baby, sing me to sleep G D A G A No apologies when you say that you love me But I don’t mind if you D A G G A can’t be with me all the time But I don’t mind if you.... G A So be on your way. D A G No, that is not what I wanted to say. G A D I just want you, no, I need you to stay.

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Stairwell Julia Nunes

C Cmaj7 C7 F

(x2)

C I’m lying here on the floor Cmaj7 Just like the man on the yellow cone C7 I guess the floor was wet F So I’m cold and I’m all alone C Cuz I was running down the stairs Cmaj7 I didn’t think that I could fall C7 But gravity took over me F And I crumpled like a ball C Cmaj7 C7 F F7 But if you would pick me up, I’d be obliged C Cmaj7 C7 F F7 Dust me off and push my hair aside C Well it’s later than I thought, Cmaj7 and I thought it was pretty late C7 I guess everyone’s asleep, F wonder why I’m still awake C I could fall asleep right here Cmaj7 with my hands under my head

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C7 There’s a body in the stairwell F Call the cops, I think she’s dead C Cmaj7 C7 F But if you would pick me up, I’d be obliged C Cmaj7 C7 F F7 Dust me off and push my hair aside C Cmaj7 C7 F

(x2)

C - Well I can’t lie Cmaj7 Perhaps I didn’t trip C7 I been having troubles lately F And I got something to admit C See, I was standing at the top Cmaj7 Thinkin’ bout the earth C7 It’s been so hard to just keep livin’ F So I thought it might be worth it if C Cmaj7 C7 F F7 You would pick me up, I’d be obliged C Cmaj7 C7 F F7 Dust me off and push my hair aside C And kiss me good-bye

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First Impressions Julia Nunes

G D C (x3) G D C I’ve gotten used to being introduced, G D C Hello, what’s your name, how are you? G D - They see my smile, C my laugh and the hurt behind my eyes G D C - Loss is not so easily disguised G B I’ve tried my best to keep on C Eb with my sunny disposition G G7 C Cm But I close my eyes and end up reminiscing G D C So save me from waking up tonight G D C Save me from waking up tonight G D C ‘Cause I toss and I turn and it doesn’t feel right G D C Please save me from waking up tonight G D C Left to my own devices I’d stay up ‘till 3am G D Spend the whole day barely awake

C and then do it all again G D C ‘Cause my dreams are filled with pleasantries that make me think you’re here with me G D C - They won’t let my poor heart mend G B C Eb I have tried my darnedest to continue smiling wide G G7 C Cm but I miss you and that’s something I can’t hide G D C So save me from waking up tonight G D C Please save me from waking up tonight G D C I thought I was fine but it looks as if I might not G D C Make it through the night G D C So save me from waking up tonight G D C Save me from waking up tonight G D C ‘Cause I toss and I turn and it doesn’t feel right G D C Please save me from waking up tonight G - B - C - Eb- D - G

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Such Great Heights The Postal Service

F Am I am thinking it’s a sign Gm That the freckles in our eyes are mirror images Bb C F And when we kiss they’re perfectly aligned. Am And I have to speculate Gm Bb That God himself did make us into corresponding shapes Bb7M F Like puzzle pieces from the clay Am And true it may seem like a stretch Gm But it’s thoughts like this that catch Bb My troubled head when you’re away C F When I am missing you to death Am When you are out there on the road Gm For several weeks of shows Bb And when you scan the radio Bb7M I hope this song will guide you home F C They will see us waving from such great heights Bb Bb7M “Come down now,” they’ll say

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F C But everything looks perfect from far away Bb Bb7M “Come down now,” but we’ll stay F Am I’ve tried my best to leave Gm This all on your machine but the persistent beat Bb C It sounded thin upon listening F Am And that frankly will not fly Gm You’ll hear the shrillest highs Bb And lowest lows with the windows down Bb7M When this is guiding you home F C They will see us waving from such great heights Solo 4x (F Am Gm) then ^ again A|---------------------------------------------------------| E|---1--1--1---|---1--1--1--1--1--0---|----0--0--0----| C|---------------------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------| E|--0--0--0--1--0--|-------------------------------------| C|-----------------2-|---2--2--2---|-2--2--2--0--0--0-| G|---------------------------------------------------------|


Birthday Song Charlie McDonnell

G# G Cm This is a song that I wrote you for your birthday G# G Cm Because I couldn’t be bothered to buy you anything G# G And I know that you might think that Cm G Writing this song required more effort G# G Cm Than going out and buying you something

G# G Cm G Happy birthday, [Insert Name Here] G# G Cm Congratulations on living another year G# G Cm G Only joking I did get you something G# G Cm And it’s right here Get it? I got you a songbook!

- still Cm But I can promise that it didn’t G# G Cm I’m not even going to include your name in this song G# G Cm Because that way I can use it on somebody else G# G Cm G And if you listen closely then you might be able to tell G# G Cm That I only bothered using three chords G I guess that just shows you how much I care

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Duet With Myself Charlie McDonell

Bb F I am you, you are me C A Dm Together we make a perfect Charlie Bb F And when I’m feeling down C A Dm We know that we will always be around F Our relationship is complicated
 C Bb Sometimes it’s hard to remember That you’re even there F But when I feel I’m being hated
 C Bb Feeling lonely in December Facing hardships that we can’t bear F C Bb
 You’ll help me come through the other side
 F C Bb You build up my confidence, and raise my pride F C Bb Together there’s nothing that we can’t face
 F C Bb B C Just as long as we embrace ourselves F
 It’s just a shame that I hate you C Bb Oooh F C Bb I hate you

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BC

F C You’re insufferable, your acne’s terrible
 Bb C Your sunny disposition is completely unbearable F C And worst of all, you’ve got no friends Bb C
 They’re just on the internet F C
 You’re a waste of space, you’ve got no life Bb C
 Got a mole on your face, you should take a knife F C
 To your head Bb B C And do it before I do it instead F C You’re not that perfect either, mate
 Bb C F In fact you’re way too easy to hate C Bb C 
What 19 year old can’t get a date? F C Bb I guess it’s fate, that you’ll never find a soul mate
 C F C You’re going to die alone, on your own Bb BC 
Making crappy YouTube videos C B Bb - Bb B C


Bb F I am you, you are me C
 A Together we make an unfit, spotty, Dm Bb Neurotic, unfunny, forgetful, weedy, Charlie F 
And when I’m feeling down
 A We know that we will only ever Dm Have each other around F Our relationship is complicated
 C Bb Sometimes it’s hard to remember That you’re even there F But when I feel I’m being hated
 C Bb Feeling lonely in December Facing hardships that we can’t bear

F C Bb
 You’ll help me come through the other side
 F C Bb You build up my confidence, and raise my pride F C Bb Together there’s nothing that we can’t face
 F C Bb B C Just as long as we embrace ourselves F 
You know that I really, really, love you C Bb Oooh Bb F
 I really love you too F C Bb 
Yes, even though it’s vain, I think we feel the same C F
 You need to be able to love yourself (But not in that way.) (What way?)

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Chemical Love Charlie McDonell

A2 From the moment that I saw you E6 Yeah, it had to be love G Girl, I can’t help but adore you Dmaj7 Knew you’d fit me like a glove A2 What a life we have in store E6 To spend together and stuff G You’re a beauty; what a cutie Dmaj7 It’s undoubtably — love A2 E6 It’s undoubtably love G Dmaj7 A2 E6 G Dmaj7 A2 My legs are going weak, E6 And my heart’s beating fast G I’m knowing I should speak to her, Dmaj7 But I’m not sure what to ask A2 I feel like my technique E6 Might not be up to the task G But she’s the love that I do seek Dmaj7 And, hey, she’s got a nice ass

Dm And when she looks at me, A I hope she’ll feel the same Dm Due to the hormone F2 That’s released inside her brain A2 C#7 F#m B7 Dopamine, Dmaj7 E7 A2 Do-o-o-o-o-pamine A2 E6 D F2 It’s a catecholamine neurotransmitter A2 E6 D F2 Which means it sends a message in your brain A2 E6 To tell you that you think D F2 That girl you’re looking at is fitter A2 E6 D F2 To make offspring with than any other dame A2 And when she looks at me, E6 Yes, I can feel it beating G Dmaj7 I can tell from the shortness of my breath A2 That my body has reacted E6 To our wandering eyes meeting G Dmaj7 And the high I’m on’s comparable to Meth Dm A But methamphetamine’s a drug of which I’m clean Dm F2 Though I can’t say the same of dopamine

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A2 C#7 F#m B7 Dopamine, Dmaj7 E7* A2 Do-o-o-o-o-pamine A2 E6 But dopamine’s just one half of the tale G Dmaj7 The chemical that gets you in the mood A2 E6 There’s another guy that you’ll need to prevail G D F2 If you want to see your partner in the nude G F2 Dopamine is useless without norepinephrine G F2 Focusing your efforts on one girl G Telling you that she’s the one F2 Who’s making your head spin G F2 If this were an oyster, then she’d be the pearl A2 E6 And so I lock eyes with this girl, G Dmaj7 Ready for our love to unfurl A2 E6 I just want to curl up to her, G F2 But she’s looking at me like she’s ready to hurl Dm A I guess this lady doesn’t feel the same Dm I thought there was a spark,

A But it didn’t light the flame Dm A But I still have the urge to ask her name Dm F2 But that’s not me, that’s the hormone in my brain A2 E6 D F2 A2 E6 D F2 Dopamine, dopamine, A2 E6 D F2 A2 E6 D F2 Dopamine, dopamine A2 E6 D F2 A2 E6 D F2 And don’t forget norepinephrine, norepinephrine A2 E6 D F2 A2 E6 D F2 Dopamine’s best friend, norepinephrine A2 E6 F#m B7 Dmaj7 E7* A2 Norepinephrine, norepinephrine A2 From the moment that I saw her, E6 Yeah, I knew it was love G Couldn’t help but adore her; Dmaj7 Thought she’d fit me like a glove A2 But it turned out that my thoughts E6 Were just impulses not enough G To get this beauty’s pretty booty; Dmaj7 It’s just chemical love A2 It’s just chemical love

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Melody for Melody Charlie McDonell

A|----7----3----7----8----5----3----3----3----5---2---| C E |----5----0----5----5----5----0----0----0----0---0---| I tend to stay out, but I can’t help but rue F C|----5----0----5----5----5----0----0----0----0---0---| G|----5----0----5----5----5----0----3----0----0---0---| Because I know you’ve got your head on C G F 0-0-1-0 Fsus2 A|----3----2----5----0----2----0----0----3----3--------| And it’s just not what I expected G 0-3-2-5 E |----0----3----3----3----3----1----1----1----0--------| C|----0----2----3----2----2----0----0----0----0--------| And I would give up my sight 0-2-3-0 F 0-0-1-0 Fsus2 G|----0----0----0----0----0----2----0----0----0--------| To know love like the love you have at home C I feel I shouldn’t need to tell you F That just ’cause you can do what you want C G It doesn’t mean that you should C And just because the law tells us we’re grown-ups now F It doesn’t mean you should allow yourself C G C To act without thinking harder first C And I’m not saying I’m better than you F C G In so many ways you are superior to me C No I’m just saying that I’m learning from you F And learning from your mistakes C G F 0-0-1-0 Fsus2 Saves them from happening to me C All I want is to be honest with you F And say that just because I’m not involved C G Doesn’t mean I’m not affected 30

-3-5-7- -0-0-0- -0-0-0- -0-0-0A|---3--5--7--5--3--2--3--| E |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| C|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| This is my melody for melody I’d already forgiven you completely Fsus2 Please don’t regret what you did today A|---3--5--7--5--2--3--5--| E |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| C|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| This is my melody for melody A|--2--5--0--2-| |-0-3-| E |--3--3--3--3-| |-1-1-| C|--2--2--2--2-| |-0-0-| G|--0--0--0--0-| x2 F |-0-0-| Thanks for awkwardly hugging me so sweetly Fsus2 And thanks for making my holiday


C I know you’re smart at least to make up nice and quickly — F C But I’m unsure about what’s really going on in 45D G C I’ll just sit back and relax, C I’ll try to sleep, and ponder F C G Every word you might be saying and decide if I agree C With the points about love, That you’re making in my head F C G Should I judge you, or use it to analyse myself instead C Are you even talking about what I’ve guessed F Or should I plug myself back in C G F 0-0-1-0 Fsus2 And try and get some rest

C All I try is to be honest with you F I’ll say that you’re a friend and without us C G C There’d be a lot less here of me C But I’m unsure if we share the same view F I’ve told you what I’m thinking C G F 0-0-1-0 Fsus2 But you’re yet to tell me if we agree G 0-2-3-5 And all I want is a girl Gsus2 G F 0-0-1-0 Fsus2 Who will love me, like she loves you This is my melody for melody...

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Bread

Charlie McDonell C#m Her name was Flora Spread G# And she lived on Hovis Hill A Overlooking Baker Town D G# From the window of her flour mill C#m G# The bright lights of the city fueled her longing to create A With the innovative bakers D G# With whom she knew she could relate

C#m B Down in baker town lived Victoria Sponge F# But her cakes just weren’t selling G# So she knew that it was time to take C#m A plunge into the new, B And see things from a brand new view B G# “And yes young Miss Flora I am talking to you

C#m G# Won’t you come down that hill of yours A D G# C#m G# And work here in my shop? She saw the cakes they cooked C#m G# A D G# A D G# You might have to bake until the ovens pop! And the muffins that they made C#m G# A D G# C#m G# But I need your creative eye But she kept on beating her bread, C#m G# A G# A D G# With my wisdom and your innovation All the while feeling betrayed C#m G# C#m G# Together we can bake That her mother left her in this mess A G# C#m B F# A D G# The Perfect Success Pie Of yeast, flour and dough C#m B F# C#m G# Success Pie She must taste inspiration C#m B F# G# A G# C#m B F# Success Pie-ie-iee” And stop chewing the bread of woe C#m B F# A G# Woah-oah-oah — Bread! — BREAD! C#m G# A D G# C#m G# A G#

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C#m After just one week in that shop, G# Flora’s business was booming A D G# Her creativity blooming and her customers consuming C#m G# But looming, on the horizon, lay a rising problem A People couldn’t stop eating, D G# And there was nothing that could stop them C#m G# A D G# What was once a people of pretty balanced diets C#m G# Baker Town without its bread A D G# Was revolution without riots C#m G# Flora closed her shop down, Am D G# But she knew it was too late C#m G# And soon enough the population A G# C#m B F# Of the town was overweight C#m B F# Overweight C#m B F# G# A G# Overwei-hey-yay-e-ight

A G# — Bread! — BREAD! [...] C# F#m C# F#m C# And so, the very next day Flora went back to her mill F#m C# F#m B And opened up her bread shop C# F#m But it seemed, to Flora’s dismay C# F#m — That no one wanted her bread F#m C# F#m B And she was left alone up on the hilltop F# A B Victoria Sponge kept on baking F# A G# G With recipes she stole from Flora’s notes F# A B And Flora’s heart kept breaking F# A G# As the cakes continued rising, G F# And the bread became toast...

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This Is Me

Charlie McDonell F#, Bbm, B, Dmaj7, Bm

B F# ‘Cos this is the me that I like to be F# Bb B Bm Bb D#sus D# This is my face on my head on my shoulders Charisma quick wit and charm F# Bb B Bm B F# With eyes and a mouth and a nose But that side of me rarely likes to be F# Bb B Bm Bb Ebm With a lie on my tongue and a weight on my back In the face of causing harm F# Bb B Bm B F# And a fidgeting twitch in my toes Can you see my fear as you disappear Dmaj7 Bm F# Bb D#sus D# But this isn’t me anymore Into someone else’s arms B F# F# Bb Or are you unaware that the me you care for These are my arms around you, Bb Ebm B C# Isn’t really me at all Though you’re reluctant Dmaj7 Bm B F# Bb B Bm — This is — me And my fingernails, I can’t help but bite F# Bb B C# F# Bb My face is in my hands, but I’ll change in seconds These are my hands, on my arms, F# B# B Bm B Bm As my smile returns and I remember tonight On my conscience Dmaj7 Bm F# F# Bb B Bm And I find that I’m me once more With fingers that shake while they strum F# Bb And this is you, in my head, B Bb Regardless of whether I want you there F# Bb And thoughts that I tried F# Bb To avoid have already begun Dmaj7 Bm F# And I can’t feel myself anymore

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F# Bb B Bm These are my fingers typing, to no avail F# Bb B Bm As I try my best, to let you down F# Bb But I’ve just so much to do B C# And I can’t help but force you F# B# B Bm To the bottom of my lists and block out the sound Dmaj7 Bm F# This isn’t the me I want to explore

B F# Bb D#sus D#maj B F# Bb B F# Bb This is me, this is me. Oh this is me, this is me B F# Bb This is me, oh this is, this is me. B Bm F# Da da da daa da da da daa da.

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La La Blues Pokey LaFarge

A E7 D D7 A|---4----4----4----4----4----4----4----4----3--| (4x) It’s la la la, singing la la la.. E |---3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3----2--| C|---------------------------------------------------| A E7 D D7 A E7 A (x2) G|---------------------------------------------------| A E7 D D7 I’m wet and I’m wild, honey, I’m short and thin A E7 A A E7 D D7 So I can squeeze out of any position you put me in I know that you’ve heard this old song sung before A E7 D D7 A E7 A I’ve got this old thing called the laughing hearts disease But you ain’t heard it while I was walking out the door A E7 A A E7 D D7 I’m gonna laugh my way to any place that I please It’s goodbye baby, honey your time has come A E7 D D7 A E7 A It’s la la la, singing la la la.. I’ve turned the tables and now you the one on the bum A E7 D D7 A E7 A (x2)

A E7 D D7 It’s la la la, singing la la la A E7 A I’m so happy got me singing la la la

INTRO

A E7 D D7 A E7 A (x2)

A E7 A I’m so happy got me singing la la la A E7 A I’m so happy got me singing la la la

A E7 D D7 If I was a catfish in the river down in St. Louie A E7 A I’d be the biggest fish anyone had ever seen A E7 D D7 And I’d never get caught ‘cause I never bite the hook and line A E7 A All the women try and catch me as I go swimming by

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A E7 D D7 It’s la la la, singing la la la..

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Beam

Keston Cobblers’ Club G Gsus2 G Gsus4 Gsus2 G Gsus4 G Gsus2 G Gsus2 Suppose I let it in G Gsus4 Gsus2 G God knows I’m on the road to giving up, Gsus4 Gsus2 My dar — ling G Gsus2 A lie, a lie I told him G Gsus4 Gsus2 G Gsus4 Gsus2 I swear I’ll never lie again ooooh I told him Gsus4 G Gsus2 Fare thee well Gsus4 G Gsus4 By jove, God only knows I want G Gsus2 What I can’t have the most ooooh G A - meh - ri - ca G Gsus2 Atlantic oh you tease me G Gsus4 I knew my mind before, Gsus2 G Gsus4 Gsus2 Aaaa - aaaah Amer - i - ca

G Gsus2 Be free atop a tree stump G Gsus4 Sam’s always staring at the Gsus2 G Gsus4 Gsus2 Door wide o — pen Gsus4 G Gsus2 Fare thee well... G Gsus2 G Gsus4 De - ear friend G Gsus2 G Gsus4 Aaa - all you’re missing Gsus4 G Gsus2 Some - thing Gsus4 G Gsus2 Fare thee well... Gsus4 G Gsus2 Fare thee well Gsus4 G Gsus2 By jove, God only knows I want G Gsus2 What I can’t have the most ooooh G

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Colours

Skinny Lister G

G Em D G

G Lost among the brambles, G Those long cross-country rambles Em D G Your hands stained red, from blackberry picking G G Brave or was it foolish, you took off all your clothes Em D G Your lips turned blue, from North Sea swimming C Em Colours, colours of the summer G D My thoughts are drawn to them still C Em The red kite against the blue sky G D D My thoughts are drawn to them still G G Race down Chimney Bank faster than legs can carry you Em D G Your knees are green from the tripping and the falling G G Nothing to disturb us collapsed amongst the corn Em D G The hazy gold of a lazy summer C Em Colours, colours of the summer G D My thoughts are drawn to them still

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C Em The red kite against the blue sky G D D My thoughts are drawn to them still G

G Em D G (x2)

G G A|--------7--10--10--7-------|----------| E |---10------------------10---|--10--7-| C|-------------------------------|---------| G|-------------------------------|---------| G G A|------------7--7--10--7--7-----|-----------------------| E |--10--10-------------------10--|--10--7--7----------| C|----------------------------------|-------------9--9--7-| G|----------------------------------|-----------------------| Em D G G A|------------|------------|--------------|----------------| E |------------|------------|-------------|----------------| C|-----4------|------------|-------------|----------------| G|------------|-----6------|-----7-------|----7----------| C Em G D Colours flash before us, flash before us, flash before C Em G D (x3) Flash before us, flash before us, flash before C Em G D (x4) Oooooooooh ooooooooh oooooooooh C Em G D Flash before us, flash before us, flash before C Em G D Flash before us, flash before us, flash before


First Day of My Life Bright Eyes

Tune ukulele down a step - F#, B, D#, G# F

A

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Bbadd9

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F A Dm This is the first day of my life Bb C F Swear I was born right in the doorway F A I went out in the rain, Dm suddenly everything changed G7 C C7 They’re spreading blankets on the beach F A Dm Yours is the first face that I saw Bb C F Think I was blind before I met you F A Don’t know where I am, Dm I don’t know where I’ve been G7 C C7 But I know where I want to go F C Dm So I thought I’d let you know Bb C That these things take forever, F C Dm I especially am slow Gm But I realise that I need you and I wondered F Asus4 Dm Gmadd9 Bbm if I could come home

F A Dm I remember the time you drove all night Bb C F Just to meet me in the morning F A And I thought it was strange, Dm You said everything changed G7 C C7 You felt as if you just woke up F A Dm And you said “This is the first day of my life. Bb C F I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you F A Dm Now I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you G7 C C7 And I’d probably be happy” F C Dm So if you want to be with me Bb C With these things there’s no telling F C Dm We’ll just have to wait and see Gm But I’d rather be working for a paycheck F Asus4 Dm Than waiting to win the lottery Gm Besides, maybe this time is different, I mean F Asus4 Dm Gmadd9 Bbm I really think you like me F F

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L-O-V-E

Nat King Cole (Cover by Julia Nunes) Tune ukulele down a step - F#, B, D#, G# F Dm Gm C “L” is for the way you look at me Gm7 C F “O” is for the only one I see F F7 Bb Bb7 “V” is very, very extraordinary G G7 C G7 C7 “E” is even more than anyone that you adore F Dm Gm C Love is all that I can give to you; Gm7 (C) F Dm Love is more than just a game for two. F F7 Two in love can make it Bb Bb7 Take my heart, but please don’t break it F Dm Gm7 C Gm7 F Gm7 C Love was made for me and you. Melodica Solo (play verse chords)

F Dm Gm C “L” is for the way you look at me Gm7 C F “O” is for the only one I see F F7 Bb Bb7 “V” is very, very extraordinary G G7 C G7 C7 “E” is even more than anyone that you adore F Dm Gm C Love is all that I can give to you; Gm7 (C) F Dm Love is more than just a game for two. F F7 Two in love can make it Bb Bb7 Take my heart, but please don’t break it F Dm Gm7 C Gm7 F Gm7 C Love was made for me and you. F Gm C F Dm Gm7 C Love was made for me and you. Gm C F Dm Gm7 C Love was made for me and you. F Dm Gm7 C

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You Are My Favourite Sophie Madeleine

Tune ukulele down two steps - F, Bb, D, G G Gmaj7 Am C D G Oh it’s sitting on the tip of my tongue Gmaj7 As we’re quietly strolling along. Am I’ve been meaning to tell you for so long now C D That it’s got me stuck in a hold somehow G You’re looking me right in the eye Gmaj7 We stop, still and the world rushes by Am As I struggle to hide it inside I find that Bb G I lack the courage to tell you. Bb G And all I can manage to say is F C “You are by far my favourite F C And I’ve been thinking it’s about time that you knew. Dm F That you are by far my favourite. Dm F C And I hope that I’m by far your favourite too.” Dm F C And I hope that I’m by far your favourite too.”

G Now you’re looking at me ever so strange. Gmaj7 I guess it’s time I should really explain. Am You see I’m ever so glad that I met you now C D I’m constantly being amazed at how G You make all my troubles dissolve. Gmaj7 Every problem you easily solve Am Every kiss leaves me wanting another and my Bb G Heart hits the floor when I see you Bb G And I feel so sure when I say that F C “You are by far my favourite E7 So will you forgive this stuttering fool? This mess of a girl? Oh, please don’t be cruel. F C “You are by far my favourite

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Bei Mir Bist Du Schön

Sophie Madeleine (Accompanied by Andrews Sisters) Fm Bbm C7 (x2)

Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 I’ve tried to explain, bei mir bist du schön C7 Fm Db7 C7 So kiss me, and say you understand

Fm Bbm C7 Of all the boys I’ve known, and I’ve known some Fm Bbm C7 Until I first met you I was lonesome Fm C7 Fm Fm Bbm Bei mir bist du schön, And when you came in sight, dear, my heart grew light C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 you’ve heard it all before but let me try to explain And this old world seemed new to me C7 Fm Db7 C7 Bei mir bist du schön means that you’re grand Fm Bbm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm You’re really swell I have to admit you Bei mir bist du schön is such an old refrain Fm Bbm C7 C7 Fm C7 Deserve expressions that really fit you and yet I should explain Fm Bbm C7 Db7 C7 Fm Db7 Fm And so I’ve wracked my brain, hoping to explain It means I am begging for your hand Fm C7 All the things that you do to me Bbm Fm I could say bella, bella, even say wunderbar... Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Bei mir bist du schön, please let me explain Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 C7 Fm Db7 C7 C7 Db7 C7 Fm Db7 Fm Bei mir bist du schön means you’re grand Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Bbm Fm Bei mir bist du schön, again I’ll explain I could say bella, bella, even say wunderbar C7 Db7 C7 Fm Db7 Fm Bbm C7 It means you’re the fairest in the land Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C7 Fm C Bbm Fm I’ve tried to explain, bei mir bist du schön I could say bella, bella, even say wunderbar Bb Eb G# G G# Bbm C7 So kiss me, and say you understand Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

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Take Your Love With Me (The Ukulele Song) Sophie Madeleine

C Edim F Fm C C Edim I could navigate the ocean in a home-made boat Dm F And fly across the desert in a ten pound note C E7 Am C7 I could do most anything if everywhere I go F Fm C I could take your love with me

Am Because I need you in my pocket, F In my heart and in my head D So I just had to find a way G Gdim G To take you everywhere I went

C Edim And so you bought a ukulele with a message inside Dm C Edim I could tame the wildest animals with just one stare That I should always have it with me F Dm F Never leave it behind I’d even take my chances with a polar bear C E7 Am C7 C E7 Am C7 And everywhere I play it I would keep you in mind I could be in mortal danger but I wouldn’t care F Fm C F Fm C I can take your love with me I could take your love with me F Fm C And I can take your love with me F C F Fm C G C And so you made me a promise And I can take your love with me F C That you would always be around Adim C And you would stay true and honest

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Beard Song

Sophie Madeleine D D7 G Gm D Adim G A D D7 There are beards that reach down to your toes G Gm And beards that grow right up your nose D Adim They’re quite impressive I suppose G A But I think I love your beard the most D D7 Well some are big and some are small G Gm And some men don’t have one at all D Adim My grandma had one I recall G A But ladies’ beards aren’t beautiful

G D Adim D7 Just the sight of a beard can cure a frown G D Adim D7 Naked chins just leave me feeling down G Gm Oh if your beard was mine to kiss D Adim I just don’t think I could resist G A A7 Lately that’s all I’ve been dreaming of G D D7 Oh all great men who’ve been revered G Gm Have facial hair from ear to ear D Adim And even though it’s hard to hear G Gm D I think I only love you for your beard D7 G Gm D

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The Knitting Song Sophie Madeleine Em D x2 Em D I’m going to knit myself a sweater. Em D A sweater that will keep me warm at night. Em D Just how many days here must I weather? C B Just biding my time... Em ‘cause when I call you on the phone, A I’m still lost, I’m still alone. D Em Who’s going to make it right? (Oooh wah ooh) D Em Who’s going to make it right? (Oooh wah ooh) Em D I’m going to write myself a letter. Em D A letter that will make me feel alright. Em D I’ll read it to myself five times or seven. C B But I can’t deny Em I’m going to need a little more A Than just some thought that I adore

D Em To keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh) D Em To keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh) G Nine days don’t amount to much D When you cross them off a wall. G And I thought I was out of luck D F# ‘Til you came along and made me fall. Bm Now there’s nothing more to say, E Since you left and gone away. C B And I just don’t think I’ll get through the night. Em I’m going to need a little more G D - G D F# - Bm E C B Em I’m going to need a little more

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The Rhythm You Started Sophie Madeleine

D Em Bm A7sus4 x2

D Em Bm A7sus4 You took the breath from my lungs D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em You took the beat of my heart Now there’s nothing else left D Em Bm A7sus4 Bm A7sus4 And you moved all the pieces, you pulled it apart And I’ve clearly begun D B7 Em D B7 Em Now it plays on a beat and I can’t stop To fall head over chest so now come A D Em Bm A7sus4 A D Em Bm A7sus4 The rhythm you star - ar - ted Carry on what you star - ar - ted D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em Bm A7sus4 You took the tune in my head You took the words from my tongue D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em And replaced it with melodies you wrote instead And you silenced my troubles, D B7 Bm A7sus4 Now they’re coming on through and I’m You hushed every one Em A D Em Bm A7sus4 D B7 Em A Spreading the song that you star - ar - ted I finally heard all my thoughts clear and strong D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em Bm A7sus4 And I star - ar - ted It goes ba-pa bu-paa-na ba-dum-pa-pum pa-na-pa-pa D Em Bm A7sus4 D D Em Bm A7sus4 Ba-pa bu-paa-na ba-dum-pa-pum pa-na-pa-pa-da Singing ba-pa bu-paa-na ba-dum-pa-pum pa-na-pa-pa D Em Bm A7sus4 D A7sus4 Bm G D Ba-pa bu-paa-na ba-dum-pa-pum pa-na-pa-pa-da Oh now play me another melody, melody A7sus4 Bm G D A7sus4 Bm G D Stay, light a fire under me, under me Oh now play me another melody, melody A7sus4 Bm G A7sus4 Bm G D And I’ll make up a cover that will keep us dry Stay, light a fire under me, under me A7sus4 Gm A7sus4 Bm G As the raindrops beat down rhythms from And I’ll make up a cover that will keep us dry D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em Bm A7sus4 A7sus4 Gm The sky As the raindrops beat down rhythms from D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em Bm A7sus4 The sky The sky D Em Bm A7sus4 D Em Bm A7sus4 The sky

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D Em Bm A7sus4 You took the beat of my heart D Em Bm A7sus4 And you moved all the pieces, you pulled it apart D B7 Em Now it plays on a beat and I can’t stop A D Em Bm A7sus4 The rhythm you star - ar - ted D Em Bm A7sus4 You took the tune in my head D Em Bm A7sus4 And replaced it with melodies you wrote instead D B7 Now they’re coming on through and I’m Em A D Em Bm A7sus4 Spreading the song that you star - ar - ted

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MyHope

Molly Lewis (sweetafton23) G B7 Em C-D-G G B7 The years are going by so fast, Em G7 it really is bewilderin’ C Cm And we’ll be so-called “grown ups” G D and have mortgages and children G B7 I hope we all gain worldliness, Em G7 and wisdom, and maturity C Cm But I hope most of all that G D MySpace falls into obscurity G B7 I hope our profiles all go dead, Em G7 entombed in distant servers C Cm A monument to our youth, G D although lacking its observers G B7 Your page will be an empty shell, Em G7 when no one is behind it C Cm I hope your MySpace stays forever... G D D7 and I hope that your kids find it G How I hope that you A forget about your MySpace 50

C Cm I hope it slips completely from your mind G B7 Em And I hope it stays up long enough A Cm for the next generation to find G A And I hope that it embarrasses your children C Cm I hope their bratty friends all forward it around G B7 Em And I hope that you forget your password A C G So you cannot take it down G B7 If your kids think you vaguely square, Em G7 it will be so much clearer C Cm When they laugh at the pictures G D you took in your bathroom mirror G B7 They will not know your favourite band Em G7 or any of the others C Cm “Who is this Soulja Boy you reference, G D who’s the Jonas Brothers?” G B7 They’ll marvel at how old you are, Em G7 they’ll “rofl” at your outfits C Cm Your style may pass as “vintage” G D in the future though I doubt it


G How I hope that you... G-B7-Em-G7 C Cm D Cdim Em I hope your cynical kids say, G “Holy crap, this is great A These comments date Am D all the way back to 2008.” Em I hope they dig through your pictures G And find some we might call compromising A I hope that seeing young Mom in a swimsuit Am D Or smoking a hookah isn’t too traumatizing C G But it will be past their comprehension B7 They’ll ask “Did Grandpa C Cm not give you enough attention?” G A C Cm G-B7-Em A Cm G A C Cm G-B7-Em A C-G

G How I hope that you

A forget about your MySpace C Cm I hope it slips completely from your mind G B7 Em And I hope it stays up long enough A Cm for the next generation to find G A And I hope that it will humble you forever C Cm I hope your kids will never let you live it down G B7 Em And I hope that you forget your password A C G So you cannot take it down G B7 Em G7 C Cm G D G B7 They might look at your top 8 friends, Em G7 read your comments at the most C Cm I only wish that they could see D G the inane bulletins you post

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It All Makes Sense at the End Molly Lewis (sweetafton23)

D# A# Cm G# D# Baug G# Fm G#

Cm But looking back now, D# A# F G# Fm When I met you, I thought you were really smart it all makes sense at the end Cm G# And even more so when we started going out D# D# Baug You’re sometimes vague, It was your intellect that really won my heart A# G# and you’re often inconsistent There was just so much stuff Cm G# Fm G# You’ve no opinions, you never take a stance you knew so much about D# You’re so dispassionate, D# A# Baug I was hungry for knowledge, and I was single you always sound so distant Cm G# G# Fm G# I didn’t want to date and I really hadn’t planned to And I tell you, you know zilch about romance D# But you were cool and you were smart D# A# Baug And not once did you ever say you love me and you were multilingual Cm You sent no flowers, G# Fm G# G# And I felt like I could really understand you you NEVER called me “honey” Cm G# D# Baug But then, it went downhill And you always talked as if you were above me D# G# G# Fm G# and we’ll never get back to our better days And it felt like you were always needing money Cm G# I’m done, I’ve had my thrill Cm G# D# A# G# Sometimes you generalize, and I think we ought to go our separate ways D# G# And on better days your tone is condescending Fm D# A# Cm Cm G# But it isn’t you, it’s me And when we talk books or films G# D# A# Cm G# D# G# I guess we just weren’t meant to be You ALWAYS find a way spoil the ending D# I thought we were inseparable, Baug I thought you were my friend 52


Fm D# A# Cm Fm G# But it isn’t you, it’s me I don’t think that you know either G# D# A# Cm G# D# I need someone more scholarly You have no real facts, D# A# I thought you had the answers, your knowledge is all hearsay Baug Cm G# but your smarts are all pretend And I’m tired of playing all your stupid games Cm F G# Fm D# And my attraction only makes sense at the end You don’t keep pictures of me, Baug D# A# Cm and you don’t know my birthday You just believe everything you’re ever told G# Fm G# D# I don’t think that you even know my name You never question, Cm G# G B#m Cm You keep tabs on other girls I’m pretty sure you don’t fact check D# G# D# F But I notice there’s no article for me When someone puts ideas into your head Cm G# G# Fm You’re known by all the world You never blink, you immediately buy it D# A# G# D# Cm G So I guess I’m just a droplet in the sea I won’t say that you have no integrity... F Fm Fm D# A# Cm - but I might imply it But it isn’t you, it’s me G# D# A# Cm G# D# A# Cm G# D# Baug G# Fm G# I owe you no apology D# D# A# I know not to judge my company It turns out you’re not the guy I thought I knew Baug Cm G# just based upon its looks and I think we need to stop and take a breather Cm D# Baug I’m too grown-up for your articles, I never know if what you’re saying’s really true G# F G# it’s time that I read books and frankly, sometimes

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An Open Letter to Stephen Fry Molly Lewis

F Your heart is promised to a man Fm And so I have no hope to win it C But consider my proposal, sir E7 If you can find a minute F I think that the future of our species Fm will be better with you in it C D I know you have your problems F And maybe I have mine F But you should leave someone to carry on Fm When you have turned to dust C Plant your genome in an infant, Sir E7 I think it’s only just F And you would need someone to bear this child, Fm A woman you can trust C D F I’ll put my body on the line

F I am ideal for this position Fm Which I hope you will no doubt C I’ve got those child bearing hips E7 You always hear so much about F I have permission from my boyfriend Fm And he’d like to help you out C F I know it isn’t much but it’s what I have to give F And I don’t drink and I don’t smoke Fm And I eat all my leafy greens C I’ll try to go to bed much earlier, E7 I’ll get all my vaccines F And I’ll put headphones on my belly, Fm And I’ll cut back on caffeine C D F I’ll hang an iPad in the crib

C E7 Oh, Stephen Fry, there’s no reason why C E7 F Oh, Stephen Fry I see no reason why You wouldn’t want someday maybe F Fm You wouldn’t want someday maybe To let me have your baby Fm C E7 And I’m in my prime so you’ve got loads of time To let me have your baby F F’ Ab Ab(b5) C E7 You would be amazed what science does these days So when you’re ready — send along your seed. F F’ Ab Ab(b5) So think it over — and send along your seed. 54


C C7 You deserve to reproduce F Dm And I was built to procreate C C7 I hope my womb can be of use F Dm So think it over, I can wait F And one day if you’re sure of it, Fm Fm6 Then I can be your surrogate, please

C E7 Oh, Stephen Fry I hope you’ll tell me why F You wouldn’t want someday maybe Fm To let me have your baby C E7 I adore you dear, I come before you here Am F To be the only woman you will ever need, D7 Fm And my fertility is nearly guaranteed F ‘Cause I have all the tools Ab Ab(b5) That you require to breeeeeeed So send along your seed

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Still Alive

Jonathan Coulton (cover by Molly Lewis) (* means fingerpicking) D* Bm* D* This was a triumph Bm* D* Bm* D* Bm* I’m making a note here: huge success Em* A* D* Bm* D* It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction Bm* D* Bm* D* Aperture Science Bm* D* Bm* D* Bm* We do what we must because we can Em* A* For the good of all of us Bbm7* Except the ones who are dead

F C Bb F Now these points of data make a beautiful line F C Bb F And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time Gm C So I’m glad I got burned, F Dm think of all the things we learned B A D Bm D For the people who are still alive

Bm D* Bm* D* Go ahead and leave me Bm* D* Bm* D* Bm* I think I’d prefer to stay inside Em* A* D* Bm* D* F C Bb F Maybe you’ll find someone else to help you But there’s no sense crying over every mistake Bm* D Bm D F C Bb F Maybe Black Mesa You just keep on trying till you run out of cake Bm D Bm D Bm Gm C That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance And the science gets done Em A F Dm Anyway this cake is great and you make a neat gun Bbm7 B A D Bm D It’s so delicious and moist For the people who are still alive F C Bb F Look at me still talking when there’s science to do Bm D Bm D F C I’m not even angry When I look out there Bm D Bm D Bm Bb F I’m being so sincere right now it makes me glad I’m not you Em A D Bm D Gm C Even though you broke my heart and killed me I’ve experiments to run, Bm D Bm D F Dm And tore me to pieces there is research to be done Bm D Bm D Bm B A D Bm D Bm And threw every piece into a fire On the people who are still alive Em A As they burned it hurt because Bbm7 I was so happy for you 56


D Bm D Bm And believe me I am still alive D Bm D Bm I’m doing science and I’m still alive D Bm D Bm I feel fantastic and I’m still alive D Bm D Bm And while you’re dying I’ll be still alive D Bm D Bm And when you’re dead I will be still alive D Bm Still alive D Still alive

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Re: Your Brains Jonathan Coulton

Am F C C Cmaj7 Heya Tom, it’s Bob from the office down the hall Am F G Gsus4 G Good to see you buddy, how’ve you been? F0 Things have been OK for me Am Am7 D7 Except that I’m a zombie now G I really wish you’d let us in F C I think I speak for all of us E7 Am Am7 When I say I understand F C Why you folks might hesitate E7 Am Am7 To submit to our demand F Fm But here’s an FYI, you’re all gonna die screaming C G F G All we wanna do is eat your brains C G We’re not unreasonable, F I mean, no-one’s gonna eat your eyes C G F G All we want to do is eat your brains Am We’re at an impasse here Em F Maybe we should compromise F Am Dm If you open up the doors F Am F G C We’ll all come inside and eat your brains

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Am F I don’t want to nitpick, Tom, C C Cmaj7 But is this really your plan? Am To spend your whole life F G Gsus4 G Locked inside a mall? F0 Maybe that’s okay for now Am Am7 D7 But someday you’ll be out of food and guns G And then you’ll have to make the call F C I’m not surprised to see E7 Am Am7 You haven’t thought it through enough F C You never had the head E7 Am Am7 For all that bigger picture stuff F But Tom, that’s what I do, Fm And I plan on eating you slowly C G F G All we wanna do is eat your brains C G We’re not unreasonable, F I mean, no-one’s gonna eat your eyes C G F G All we want to do is eat your brains Am We’re at an impasse here Em F Maybe we should compromise F Am Dm If you open up the doors F Am F G C We’ll all come inside and eat your brains


Eb G0 Db I’d like to help you Tom, in any way I can Dbm Ab I sure appreciate the way you’re working with me Eb I’m not a monster Tom, G0 Fm Well, technically I am, I guess I am

F C I’m glad to see you take E7 Am Am7 Constructive criticism well F C E7 Am Thank you for your time I know we’re all busy as hell F And we’ll put this thing to bed Fm C G F G - C G F - C G F G - Am Em F When I bash open your head Am F I’ve got another meeting Tom, C C Cmaj7 Maybe we could wrap it up Am F G I know we’ll get to common ground somehow Gsus4 G F0 Meanwhile I’ll report back to Am Am7 D7 My colleagues who were chewing on the doors G I guess we’ll table this for now

C G F G All we wanna do is eat your brains C G We’re not unreasonable, F I mean, no-one’s gonna eat your eyes C G F G All we want to do is eat your brains Am We’re at an impasse here Em F Maybe we should compromise

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I Don’t Know Lisa Hannigan

Capo on 1st or tune ukulele up 1 G#, C#, F, A# C

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C F C F - I don’t know, what you smoke C F C F - Or what countries you’ve been to C F C - If you speak any other languages F C - other than your own F C F - I’d like to meet you C F C F - I don’t know if you can drive C F C F - If you love the ground beneath you C F C - I don’t know if you write letters F C Or you panic on the phone F C F - I’d like to call you D7 F All the same, I would want to C F C F I am game C F C F - I don’t know if you can swim C F C F - If the sea has any draw for you C F C - If you’re better in the morning F C Or when the sun goes down F C F - I’d like to call you 62

C F C F - I don’t know if you can dance C F C F - If the thought ever occured to you C F C - If you eat what you’ve been given F C Or you push it round your plate F C F - I’d like to cook for you D7 F All the same, if you want to C F C F (x2) I am game Am C If you walk, my way D7 I could keep my head F We will feel our way Am C Through the dark D7 F Or maybe not C F C F We could shoot it down anyway C

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C F C F C - I don’t know if you read novels, or the magazines F C F If you love the hand that feeds you C F C F C - I assume that your heart’s been bruised F C F - I’d like to know you


C F C F - You don’t know if I can draw at all C F C F - Or what records I am into C F C F C - If I sleep like a spoon, or rarely at all F C - Or maybe you would do F C F C - Or maybe you would do Am C If you walk, my way D7 I will keep my head F We will feel our way Am C Through the dark D7 Though I don’t know you F I think that I would do Am C D7 F I don’t fall eeeeeasy at all

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C F aaee-oh-oh-oh-oh C F whoa-whoa-oh-oh-oh C F whoa-whoa-oh-oh-oh C F whoa-whoa-oh-oh-oh Am C If you walk, my way D7 I will keep my head F We will feel our way Am C Through the dark D7 Though I don’t know you F I think that I would do Am C D7 I don’t fall eeeeeasy at all

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I Could’ve Been Your Girl She & Him

D Bm D Bm D Bm D G It doesn’t matter, if I were willing D Bm G It doesn’t matter that the lights Gm F#m Bm Are dimmed down low, oh, oh Em A I know you have to go D Bm D G It doesn’t matter, I fought my heart D Bm It’s broke and shattered G Gm F#m Bm To a mill - i - on and one, undone Em A I guess I haven’t won D Dmaj7 Bm Bbm7 Because I could’ve been your girl F#m Bm Em A And you could’ve been my four leaf clover Em A F#m Bm Em A If I could do it over I’d send you the pillow that I cry on

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D Bm D G It doesn’t matter, I’ve just begun D Bm G Gm F#m Bm And if you see me, just move on ‘cause we are free Em A And never meant to be D Dmaj7 Bm Bbm7 Because I could’ve been your girl D Bm D G - D Bm G Gm F#m Bm - Em A D Dmaj7 Bm Bbm7 Because I could’ve been your girl D Dmaj7 Bm Bbm7 Because I could’ve been your girl D Dmaj7 Bm Bm7 F#m Bm Em A Em A F#m Bm Em A D


Love is Easy McFly

A F#m Doo doo doo doo doo doo D Doo doo doo doo doo doo E A Doo doo doo doo doo doo

F#m E With no complications to leave you confused Eb0 D If this is love, love, love, oh it’s the easiest thing to do A F#m Doo doo doo doo doo doo

A Eb0 Eb0 Today I’m laughing the clouds away D A Feel the way that I do D I hear what the flowers say, and drink every drop of rain Do I turn your grey skies blue, A Eb0 A And I see places that I have been And make dirty streets look new D A A Eb0 In ways that I’ve never seen, my side of the grass is green And the birds sing twee hee hee hee hee D A E Oh I can’t believe that it’s so simple Tweedily dee dee dee, now I know exactly what they mean E7 It feels so natural to me E Oh I can’t believe that it’s so simple D A E D A E If this is love then love is easy F#m E D If this is love then love is easy It’s the easiest thing to do A E A F#m (x2 solo, then x1) If this is love, then love completes me Doo doo doo doo doo doo F#m E D ‘Cause it feels I’ve been missing you D A E A If this is love then love is easy A simple equation A F#m Doo doo doo doo doo doo

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You Want Her Too Paul McCartney

C A7 Dm She makes me go so wrong, G (Yeah, you kept me awake, you know you did) C A7 Dm I’ve loved her oh so long. (so why don’t you come G right out and say it, stupid)? F C - She makes me do things I don’t want to do, F Am - I don’t know why I should be telling you Am F C I know that you want her too A7 Dm My intentions are quite sincere, G (That’s not what you said the other night) C A7 Dm - And all you can do is sneer, G (Go ahead and kid yourself you’re right) F C - She makes me do things I don’t want to do, F Am - I don’t know why I should be telling you Am F C I know that you want her too

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Dm G I’ve got a better chance than you do, Am F C I know that you want her too Dm G You’re such a hopeless romantic Em A She told me you’re so predictable and nice, F#m She only did you a favour once or twice, B once or twice C A7 Dm She makes me go so wrong. G (So why don’t you lie back and enjoy it)? C A7 Dm My conscience is clear and strong G (Yes she says I’m just the boy for it) F C - She makes me do things I don’t want to do, F Am - I don’t know why I should be telling you Am F C I know that you want her too Am F C I know that you want her too Am F C I know that you want her too


Hope of Deliverance Paul McCartney C

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C Am Dm I will always be hoping, hoping C Am Dm You will always be holding, holding My heart in your hands C Am C Am I will understand C Am Dm I will understand someday, one day C Am Dm You will understand always, always Am Dm From now until then Am Dm When it will be right, I don’t know Am Dm What it will be like, I don’t know F Am We live in hope of deliverance Dm From the darkness that surrounds us F Am F Am Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance F Am Dm Hope of deliverance from the darkness Dm C Am C Am That surrounds us

C A Dm And I wouldn’t mind knowing, knowing C Am That you wouldn’t mind going Dm Going along with my plan Am Dm When it will be right, I don’t know Am Dm What it will be like, I don’t know F Am We live in hope of deliverance Dm From the darkness that surrounds us F Am F Am Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance F Am Dm Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us (solo in C) F Am F Am (x2) Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance... C

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When I’m Sixty-Four The Beatles

C F G C C When I’m old and losing my hair, G7 many years from now, Will you still be sending me a Valentine? C Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I’d been out to quarter to three C7 F Would you lock the door? Fm C A Will you still need me, will you still feed me, D G7 C When I’m sixty-four? Am G

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Am E You’ll be older, too Am Dm And if you say the word, F G C G I could stay with you C I could be handy mending a fuse, G7 when your lights have gone. You can knit a sweater by the fireside, C Sunday mornings go for a ride.

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Doing the garden, digging the weeds, C7 F Who could ask for more? Fm C A Will you still need me, will you still feed me, D G7 C When I’m sixty-four? Am Ev’ry summer we could rent a cottage G Am in the Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear Am E We shall scrimp and save Am Dm Grandchildren on your knee F G C G Vera, Chuck and Dave C Send me a post-card, drop me a line, G7 Stating point of view Indicate precisely what you mean to say, C Yours sincerely wasting away Give me your answer fill in a form, C7 F Mine forever more Fm C A Will you still need me, will you still feed me, D G7 C When I’m sixty-four?


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Something

The Beatles (George Harrison) C Cm7 Something in the way she moves C7 F Am Attracts me like no other lover D D7 G Something in the way she woos me Am Am7 I don’t want to lose her now Am7 D7 You know I believe and how [F]x4 [Eb]x2 [G]x2 C Cm7 Somewhere in her smile she knows C7 F Am That I don’t need no other lover D D7 G Something in her style that shows me Am Am7 I don’t want to lose her now Am7 D7 You know I believe and how

A Dbm7 Gbm A You’re asking me will my love grow D G C I don’t know, I don’t know A Dbm7 Gbm A You stick around now, it may show D G C I don’t know, I don’t know Solo C Cm7 Something in the way she knows C7 F Am And all I have to do is think of her D D7 G Something in the things she shows me Am Am7 I don’t want to lose her now Am7 D7 You know I believe and how [F]x4 [Eb]x2 [G]x2 [A]x8 [F]x4 [Eb]x2 [G]x2 [C]

[F]x4 [Eb]x2 [G]x2

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If I Fell

The Beatles Ebm If I fell in love with you Ddim Would you promise to be true Db Bbm7 And help me understand Ebm ‘Cause I’ve been in love before Ddim And I found that love was more Em A Than just holding hands D Em F#m Fdim Em If I give - my - heart - to - you, A I must be sure D Em F#m From the ve - ry - start Fdim Em A D Gm That you would love me more than her D Em F#m Fdim Em If I trust - in - you, - oh - please A Don’t run and hide D Em F#m Fdim Em If I love you - too, - oh - please A D7 Don’t hurt my pride like her G ‘Cause I couldn’t stand the pain

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Gm D A And I would be sad if our new love was in vain D Em F#m Fdim Em So I hope you - see - that - I A Would love to love you D Em F#m Fdim Em And - that - she - will - cry A D7 When she learns we are two G ‘Cause I couldn’t stand the pain Gm D A And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

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D Em F#m Fdim Em So I hope you - see - that - I A Would love to love you D Em F#m Fdim Em And that - she - will - cry A D When she learns we are two Gm D If I fell in love with you

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I’ll Follow the Sun The Beatles C

F

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Verse: G F C D7 One day you’ll look to see I’ve gone C Am D7 G7 C F C For tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun G F C D7 Some day you’ll know I was the one C Am D7 G7 C C7 But tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun F And now the time has come Fm C C7 And so my love I must go F And though I lose a friend Fm C In the end you will know D7 Oh

C Am D7 G7 C C7 Yes, tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun F And now the time has come Fm C C7 And so my love I must go F And though I lose a friend Fm C In the end you will know D7 Oh G F C D7 One day you’ll find that I have gone C Am D7 G7 C F C For tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun

G F C D7 One day you’ll find that I have gone C Am D7 G7 C F C For tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun A ----------------------------------------------------E ----------3---------5--------8-----7-----10------C ----2----------3---------7------------------------G -----------------------------------------------------

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I’ve Just Seen A Face The Beatles

F#m D Em D E D A I’ve just seen a face, I can’t forget

F#m The time or place where we just met She’s just the girl for me, D And I want all the world to see we’ve met D E A Da da da da da da A Had it been another day,

F#m I might have looked the other way and I’d have never been aware, D But as it is I’ll dream of her tonight D E A Da da da da da da E D Falling yes I am falling, A D A And she keeps calling me back again

A I have never known the likes of this F#m I’ve been alone and I have Missed things and kept out of sight, D But as it is I’ll dream of her tonight D E A Da da da da da da E D Falling yes I am falling, A D A And she keeps calling me back again A F#m D E A E D Falling yes I am falling, A D A And she keeps calling me back again A I’ve just seen a face, I can’t forget E D Falling yes I am falling, A D A (x3) And she keeps calling me back again D E A

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I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party The Beatles

G - G - D7sus - D7sus

D7 - D7 - G - G

G I don’t want to spoil the party so I’ll go, G D7 I don’t want to spoil the party so I’ll go, I would hate for my disappointment to show, D7 Em B7 Am D I would hate for my disappointment to show, There’s nothing for me here so I will disappear, Em B7 Am D G F G There’s nothing for me here so I will disappear, If she turns up while I’m gone please let me know G F G If she turns up while I’m gone please let me know G Em A C D G Though tonight she’s made me sad, I still love her I’ve had a drink or two and I don’t care, G Em A C D D7 If I find her I’ll be glad, I still love her There’s no fun in what I do if she’s not there, Em B7 Am D G I wonder what went wrong I’ve waited far too long, I’ve had a drink or two and I don’t care, G F G D7 I think I’ll take a walk and look for her There’s no fun in what I do if she’s not there, Em B7 Am D G Em A C D I wonder what went wrong I’ve waited far too long, Though tonight she’s made me sad, I still love her G F G G Em A C D I think I’ll take a walk and look for her If I find her I’ll be glad, I still love her G - G - D7sus - D7sus D7 - D7 - G - G

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Hotel California The Eagles

Bm F# A E G D Em F# x2

Bm Her mind is Tiffany twisted, Bm F# F# On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair She got a mercedes benz A E A Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys G D E Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light that she calls friends Em G My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim How they danced in the court yard F# D I had to stop for the night Sweet summer sweat Em Bm Some dance to remember There she stood in the doorway; F# F# Some dance to forget I heard the mission bell A Bm And I was thinking to myself this could be So I called up the captain E F# heaven or this could be hell “Please bring me my wine”, he said G A E Then she lit up a candle, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969” D G D and she showed me the way And still those voice are calling from far away Em Em There were voices down the corridor, Wake you up in the middle of the night F# F# I thought I heard them say Just to hear them say G D Welcome to the Hotel California Em Bbm7 Such a lovely place, such a lovely face G D Plenty of room at the Hotel California Em F# Any time of year - you can find it here

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G D Welcome to the Hotel California Em Bbm7 Such a lovely place, such a lovely face G D Livin’ it up at the Hotel California Em What a nice surprise F# Bring your alibis


Bm F# Mirrors on the ceiling; the pink champagne on ice A and she said, “We are all just prisoners here, E of our own device” G And in the master’s chambers, D They gathered for the feast Em They stab it with their steely knives but they F# just can’t kill the beast

Bm F# Last thing I remember, I was running for the door A I had find the passage back to the E place I was before G “Relax” said the night man; D we are programmed to receive Em You can check out anytime you like F# But you can never leave...

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Chord Progression Chart, by Key ezfolk.com

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Chords List

(limited to chords in Chord Progression Chart)

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Guitar-Uke Note Conversion (for guitar riffs and such)

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Ukulele Scales

(for improvisation and accompanying songs) The scales pattern for the ukulele is as follows:

The following tab: A -------------------------------------1----3----3---------E -----------------1----2------4---------------------------C -----1----3----------------------------------------------G -----------------------------------------------------------

or in tab mode:

illustrates the C# major scale. If we look at the note chart at the bottom of the page, we can see A -------------------------------------0----2----3---------- that the root note, which is on the first fret of E -----------------0----1------3---------------------------- the 3rd string, is a C#. C -----0----2----------------------------------------------G ----------------------------------------------------------- Thus, to play a D major scale, all we’d have to do is move the progression one fret to the right, or the scale pictured above is the C major scale. We increase every number in the tab by one. know this because the ‘root note’, the first note Songs in the key E should be accompanied by played is a C. And so, if we see the following: notes in the scale of E, which, using the chart at the bottom of the page, we know has a root note on the 4th fret of the C string. Use the chart to quickly figure out the scale in case you need to harmonise to a song. we should know it is the E major scale, as its root note, on the 4th fret of the 3rd string is an E.

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