Chordproc: Bob Dylan : Basement Tapes

Bob Dylan : Basement Tapes


  1. Apple Suckling Tree
  2. Banks Of The Royal Canal
  3. Bonnie Ship The Diamond
  4. Clothes Line Saga
  5. Don't Ya Tell Henry
  6. Down In The Flood
  7. Four Strong Winds
  8. Goin To Acapulco
  9. I'm A Fool For You
  10. I'm Not There
  11. I'm Your Teenage Prayer
  12. Lo And Behold
  13. Million Dollar Bash
  14. Nothing Was Delivered
  15. Odds And Ends
  16. Open The Door, Homer
  17. People Get Ready
  18. Please Mrs Henry
  19. Quinn The Eskimo
  20. Rock Salt And Nails
  21. See You Later Allen Ginsburg
  22. Sign On The Cross
  23. (Be Careful Of) Stones That You Throw
  24. Tears Of Rage
  25. This Wheels On Fire
  26. Tiny Montgomery
  27. Too Much Of Nothing
  28. Waltzing With Sin
  29. Yea Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread
  30. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  31. You Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around
  32. Young But Daily Growin'

Apple Suckling Tree

***** Take #1 *****
D
Old man sailin' in a dinghy boat Down there
A
Old man down is baitin' a hook On there
D
Gonna pull man down on a suckling hook
G
D
A
D
Gonna pull man into the suckling brook Oh yeah! Now, he's underneath that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! That's underneath that tree There's just gonna be you and me Underneath that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! I push him back and I stand in line, Oh yeah! Then I push my lady and stand in line, Oh yeah! Then I push my lady and stand in line I get on board like a two-eyed time, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Underneath that tree There's just gonna be you and me Underneath that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Now, who should I tell and who's to tell me? Oh yeah! Who's on the table, who's to tell me? Oh yeah! Who should I tell, oh, who should I tell? The forty-nine in your burning hell Oh underneath that old apple suckling tree Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Underneath that tree There's just gonna be you and me Underneath that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah!
==============================
***** Take #2 *****
Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Underneath that tree There's just gonna be you and me Underneath that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Old man down like a county hook, my man Old man down like a county hook, my man Pull man down a county hook [...] take a look Pull him down in a county hook, my man Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Underneath that tree There's just gonna be you and me Underneath that apple suckling tree Now I wish to my soul I had seven years, Oh yeah! Now I wish to my soul I had seven years, Oh yeah! If I thought'em had'em] you [...] ground I'd catch your name but he has a hound
...
Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Underneath that tree There's just gonna be you and me Underneath that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Under that apple suckling tree, Oh yeah! Underneath that tree There's just gonna be you and me Underneath that apple suckling tree Oh yeah!



Banks Of The Royal Canal

Em' = xx5450
D
G
D
G
D
A hungry feeling, came o'er me stealing
G
A
D
Em'
G
A
As the mice were squealing in my prison cell
D
A
G
D
D
A
G
D
And that old triangle, went jingle jangle
G
D
A
D
All along the banks of the Royal Canal To begin the morning, with the water boiling Get out of bed, clean up your cell And the old triangle, went jingle jangle All along the banks of the Royal Canal On a fine spring evening the lag lay dreamin' The sea-gulls beamin' high above the wall And that old triangle, goes jingle jangle All along the banks of the Royal Canal The screw was peepin' and the lag lay sleapin' As he lay there weeping for his good gal Sal And the old triangle, went jingle jangle All along the banks of the Royal Canal In the female prison there are seventy women And it's with all of them where I'd like to dwell And the old triangle, would go jingle jangle All along the banks of the Royal Canal Ah, the day was dying and the lag was sighing As I lay cryin' in my prison cell And that old triangle, went jingle jangle All along the banks of the Royal Canal



Bonnie Ship The Diamond

Am
C/g
D/f#
Well, the bonnie ship was a good old ship
Am
E
She was a-fishin' on a [leading chain]
Am
/c
C/g
And me an' John oh was a long catch[-on?]
D/f#
F
E
Am
It was the last of the ones I've seen
Am
G
Am
So with sword and a rope in bay
E
Feel all that your heart be sailed
Am
C/g
D/f#
When that bonnie ship the Diamond
Am
Em
Am
Goes fishin' for the whales
Am
D
Well, we feud all night, the cabin gauge
Am
E
It was a-more than feelin' bad
Am
D
And with all kind friends we watched in fear
Am
Em
Am
It was a naught time we ever had
Am
D
Am
So it's rise up my lads
E
Let your hearts never fail
Am
C/g
D/f#
When that bonnie ship the Diamond
F
E
Am
Goes fishin' for the whales An' all day long at Vera Cruz We sailed [all the likes] to bind With no heavy moan, any hearts [of stone] No aid was cried [tried?] for mine So it's cheer up my boys Let your hearts never fail When that bonnie ship the Diamond Goes fishin' for the whales Well, now along Cape Fate, 'twas lit in red All along cape Horn And from Vera Cruz we sailed ahead It was all in the time of storm So, it's cheer on up my boys Let your hearts never fail When that bonnie ship the Diamond Goes fishin' for the whales



Clothes Line Saga

C
After a while we took in the clothes Nobody said very much Just some old wild shirts and a couple pairs of pants Which nobody really wanted to touch
F
Mama come in and picked up a book An' Papa asked her what it was
C
Someone else asked, "What do you care?" Papa said, "Well, just because"
G7
Then they started to take back their clothes Hang 'em on the line
C
It was January the thirtieth And everybody was feelin' fine The very next day everybody got up Seein' if the clothes were dry The dogs were barking, a neighbor passed Mama, of course, she said, "Hi!" "Have you heard the news?" he said, with a grin "The Vice-President's gone mad!" "Where?" "Downtown." "When?" "Last night" "Hmm, say, that's too bad!" "Well, there's nothin' we can do about it," said the neighbor "It's just somethin' we're gonna have to forget" "Yes, I guess so," said Ma Then she asked me if the clothes was still wet I reached up, touched my shirt And the neighbor said, "Are those clothes yours?" I said, "Some of 'em, not all of 'em" He said, "Ya always help out around here with the chores?" I said, "Sometime, not all the time" Then my neighbor, he blew his nose Just as papa yelled outside "Mama wants you t' come back in the house and bring them clothes" Well, I just do what I'm told So, I did it, of course I went back in the house and Mama met me And then I shut all the doors



Don't Ya Tell Henry

Don't ya tell Henry Apple's got your fly
E
I went down to the river on a Saturday morn A-lookin' around just to see who's born I found a little chicken down on his knees I went up and yelled to him,"Please, please, please!" He said, "Don't ya tell Henry
A
Don't ya tell Henry
B7
Don't ya tell Henry
E
Elbow's got your thigh"
E
I went down to the corner at a-half past ten I's lookin' around, I wouldn't say when I looked down low, I looked above And who did I see but the one I love
A
She said, "Don't ya tell Henry
E
Don't ya tell Henry
B
Don't ya tell Henry
A
E
Elbow's got your thigh"
E
Now, I went down to the beanery at half past twelve A-lookin' around just to see myself
A
I spotted a horse and a donkey, too
E
I looked for a cow and I saw me a few
A
They said, "Don't ya tell Henry
E
Don't ya tell Henry
B
Don't ya tell Henry
A
E
Elbow's got your thigh" Now, I went down to the pumphouse the other night A-lookin' around, it was outa sight I looked high and low for that big ol' tree I did go upstairs but I didn't see nobody but me I said, "Don't ya tell Henry Don't ya tell Henry Don't ya tell Henry Elbow's got your thigh"



Down In The Flood

The G - C/g - G figure is a little bit everywhere where there is a G.
G
C/g
G
C/g
G
G
Crash on the levee mama
C/g
G
C/g
G
Water's gonna overflow
C
Swamp's gonna rise
G
C/g
G
No boat's gonna row
C/g
G
Now you can train on down To William's point
C/g
G
You can bust your feet
C/g
G
You can rock this joint
C
But oh mama, ain't you gonna
D
G
C/g
G
Miss your best friend now
D
You gonna have to find yourself
G
C/g
G
Another best friend somehow Now don't you try and move me You're just gonna lose There's a crash on the levee And mama you been refused Well it's sugar for sugar And it's salt for salt If you go down in the flood It's gonna be your fault Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss Your best friend now Yes you gonna have to find yourself Another best friend somehow Well that high tide's rising Mama don't you let me down Pack up your suitcase Mama don't you make a sound Now it's king for king Queen for queen It's gonna be the meanest flood That anybody's seen Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss Your best friend now Yes you gonna have to find yourself Another best friend somehow



Four Strong Winds

G
Am
Four strong winds that blow lonely
D7
G
Seven seas that run high
C
Am
D7
All these things that won't change, Come what may
G
Am
But our good times are all gone
D7
G
And I'm bound for moving on
C
Am
D7
I'll look for you if you ever come this way Think I'll go out to Alberta Weather's good there in the fall Got some friends that I can go to working for Still I wish you'd change your mind If I asked you one more time But we've been through that a hundred times or more Four strong winds that blow lonely Seven seas that run high All these things that don't change, Come what may But our good times are all gone And I'm bound for moving on I'll look for you if you ever come this way
hm hm hm
Down the lonely [...]
and the wind that carries ...
[hm hm hm] would be springtime And not much for you to do So I'll see you when I pass this way again Four strong winds that blow lonely Seven seas that run high All these things that don't change, Come what may But our good times are all gone And I'm bound for moving on I'll look for you if you ever come this way



Goin To Acapulco

G
D
I'm going down to Rose Marie's
C
G
She never does me wrong
G
D
She puts it to me plain as day
C
G
And gives it to me for a song
G
G7
It's a wicked life but what the hell
C
Am
[and] everybody's got to eat
G
D
And I'm just the same as anyone else
C
Am
When it comes to scratching for my meals
G
C
Goin' to Acapulco
G
F
Goin' on the run
G
C
Goin' down to see soft gut
G
Am
Goin' to have some fun Yeah : . . . : . . .
|--------------------------|-3-----------------------|
|--------3-----3-----3-----|-------5-----3-----------|
|-/4---------------4-------|-------------------4-----|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
G
: . . . : . . . :
|--------------------------|--------------------------|---
|--3-----3-----------------|--------------------------|---
|2h4---2h4----\2-----0-----|-0-----h2---0-------------|---
|------------------------2-|-----2--------2---0-------|---
|--------------------------|--------------------2-----|---
|--------------------------|--------------------------|-3-
G
Goin' to have some fun Now, whenever I get up And can't find what I need I just make it down to Rose Marie's And get something quick to eat It's not a bad way to make a living And I ain't complainin' none For I can blow my plum and drink my rum And then go on home and have my fun Goin' to Acapulco Goin' on the run Goin' down to see soft gut Goin' to have some fun Yeah Goin' to have some fun Now, if someone offers me a joke I just say no thanks I try to tell it like it is And keep away from pranks Well, everytime, you know, when the well breaks down I just go pump on it some Rose Marie, she likes to go to big places And just sit there waitin' for me to come Goin' to Acapulco Goin' on the run Goin' down to see soft gut Goin' to have some fun Yeah Goin' to have some fun



I'm A Fool For You

G
Am
Bm
Am
G
Am
Bm
Am
It's alright in my head, but I can't slumber
G
Am
Bm
Am
G
Am
Bm
And it's too high for me to count, I can't get the number
Am
G
Am
Bm
I'm a fool for you
Am
G
Am
Bm
Am
Yes I'm a fool for you Well, you hear my celebrate, oh its story But they're all too vain for me, all they want is glory I'm a fool for you I'm a fool for you
C
G
Well its lonely in my days how can I believe
C
D
And its all in my heart but I just can't receive, yeah hear me now It's crazy down in love ridin' all around It's the rain it come down like a me it's underground I'm a fool for you Yeah I'm a fool for you Well it's lonely in my dead but I just don't believe Andt it's to harden in my pride but I cant recieve, oh hear me now When I come back when I don't make my return Yeah the heart shall rise, everybody shall burn Yes, I'm a fool for you I'm a fool for you



I'm Not There

G
Well it's alright She'nay she's all the time in my
F
Neighborhood
Am
She cried both day and night
G
I know it because it was there
G
It's a milestone
F
But she's down on her luck
Am
And she daily salutin
G
But to make him hard to buck I bevaid ...
C
I believe where she stopping
Em
If she wants time to care
F
I believe that she'd look upon
G
Deciding to care
Em
And I go by the Lord
F
In a way she's on my way
G
But I don't belong there No I don't belong to her I don't belong to anybody She's my prize forsaken angel But she don't hear me cry She's a long-hearted mystic And she can't carry on When I'm there she's alright But she's not, when I'm gone Heaven knows that the answer She's don't call in no-one She's the way, a sailing beautiful She's mine, for the one And I loss a heavy tension By temptation less it runs But she don't allah me But I'm not there, I'm gone Now I've cried tonight Like I cried the night before And I'm knees on the hassle But I dream about the door So-long Jesus-saken Blind fate, with a tell It don't hang contonation She's my ald fare-thee-well Now when I'll treat the levee I was born to love her But she knows that the kingdom Weighs so high above her And I run but I race But it's not too fast a sleoun But I don't perceive her I'm not there, I'm gone Well it's all about deffusion That I cry for her veil I don't need anybody now Beside me to tell And it's all affirmation I recieve, but it's not She's a lone-hearted beauty But she's gone like the spot If she waoun.. Yes, she's gone like the rainbow That was shining yesterday But now she's a-home beside me And I'd like her to stay She's a bone-forsaking beauty And it don't trust anyone And I wish I was beside her But I'm not there, I'm gone Well it's a too hard to stake-in And I don't bart-b'lieve It's all bag for tebusing But she's hard, too hard to leave It's alone, it's a crime The way she moult me around Was she told for to hate me By this dong fortaken clown Yes I believe that it's rightful Oh I believe it in my mind I b'told like I said when I before Carry on the crying And she's all good to told her Like I said, carry on I wish I was there to help her But I'm not there, I'm gone ...



I'm Your Teenage Prayer

C
Am
F
G
C
Take a look at me Baby, I am a teenage prayer When it's cloudy all the time
C7
All you got to do is say [...]
C
C
Am
F
G
(Take a look at me Babe) [good, go ahead] (I'm your teenage prayer)
C
Am
Take a look at me Baby (Take a look at me Baby)
F
G
C
Am
F
I'm your teenage prayer (yes I'm your teenage prayer)
G
C
Am
Take a look at me Baby (Just take a look over here, at me Baby)
F
G
C
Am
F
G
I'm your teenage prayer (I'm your teenage prayer)
C
Take a look at... When it's cloudy all the time
C7
All you gotta do is say you're mine
F
D7
I'll come running anywhere
C
Am
Take a look at me, Baby (just take a look at me baby)
F
G
C
F
C
I'm your teenage prayer (ooh-hooh) Take a look at me, Baby I'm your teenage dream (teenage dream, dream, dream, scheme ...) Take a look at me, Baby (baby) I'm your teenage dream (yes, and I'm a dream) When it's raining in your heart Just come to me and start Tell me how I'll do at [...] Aah, just come and take a look at me, baby I'm your teenage prayer
F
Well, all that rain, anytime
C
C7
just come and see my face
F
Anytime, you just got to read my lines
D7
G
I won't give you any disgrace - Oh no Take a look at me, Baby (just take a look over here at me baby) I'm your teenage prayer (take a look at me, baby, I'm a teenage bear) Come and take a look at me, Baby (just take a lookin' over here, baby) I'm your teenage prayer (Yes I'm your teenage hair) When it's cloudy all the time All you gotta do is say you're mine I'll come running anywhere Take a look at me, Baby (take a look at me) I'm your teenage prayer (prayer, hair, where)
C
Am
Yes, I'm your teenage prayer
F
You might think I'm not somebody
G
You might think I'm nowhere
C
Am
But I'm here to tell you I'm your teenage prayer
F
G
I know what you need, I can feel it in my bones
C
Am
And I feel it on my throne, You're my teenage prayer
F
G
Any day, any night, you just come to me with your own fright And I'm your teenage prayer Take a look at me baby (just take a look at me baby) I'm your teenage prayer (you know I'm a teenage prayer, baby) Take a look at me baby (take a look over here baby) I'm your teenage prayer (I'm the teenage hair) When it's cloudy all the time All you gotta do is say you're mine Girl, I'll come running to ya anywhere, ah yeah, You know I will Take a look at me baby I'm your teenage prayer



Lo And Behold

A
I pulled out for San Anton'
D
I never felt so good
A
My woman said she'd meet me there
D
And of course, I knew she would
A
The coachman, he hit me for my hook
D
And he asked me my name
A
I give it to him right away
D
And I hung my head in shame
A
Lo and behold! Lo and behold!
D
Lookin' for my lo and behold
C
G
A
Get me outa here, my dear man! I come into Pittsburgh At six-thirty flat I found myself a vacant seat An' I put down my hat "What's the matter, Molly, dear What's the matter with your mound?" "What's it to ya, Moby Dick? This is chicken town!" Lo and behold! Lo and behold! Lookin' for my lo and behold Get me outa here, my dear man! I bought myself a herd of moose One day she could call her own Well, she came out the very next day To see where they had flown I'm goin' down to Tennessee Get me a truck 'r somethin' Gonna save my money and rip it up! Lo and behold! Lo and behold! Lookin' for my lo and behold Get me outa here, my dear man! Now, I come in on a ferris wheel An' boys, I sure was slick I come in like a ton of bricks Laid a few tricks on 'em Goin' back to Pittsburgh Count up to thirty Round that horn and ride that herd Gonna thread up! Lo and behold! Lo and behold! Lookin' for my lo and behold Get me outa here, my dear man!



Million Dollar Bash

G6 (320000) is a suggestion for the last G in the chorus.
It could be that he's playing 320010 (a mix between G and C).
C
C
Well, that big dumb blonde
F
With her wheel of gorge
C
And Turtle, that friend of theirs
G
With his checks all forged
C
And his cheeks in a chunk
F
With his cheese in the cash
C
They're all gonna be there
G
C
At that million dollar bash
Am
F
C
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
Am
F
C
Ooh, baby, ooh-ee
G6
C
It's that million dollar bash Everybody from right now To over there and back The louder they come The bigger they crack Come now, sweet cream Don't forget to flash We're all gonna meet At that million dollar bash Ooh, baby, ooh-ee Ooh, baby, ooh-ee It's that million dollar bash Well, I took my counselor Out to the barn Silly Nelly was there She told him to yarn Along came Jones Emptied the trash Everybody went down To that million dollar bash Ooh, baby, ooh-ee Ooh, baby, ooh-ee It's that million dollar bash Well, I'm hittin' it too hard My stones won't take I get up in the mornin' But it's too early to wake First it's hello, goodbye Then push and then crash But we're all gonna make it At that million dollar bash Ooh, baby, ooh-ee Ooh, baby, ooh-ee It's that million dollar bash Well, I looked at my watch I looked at my wrist I punched myself in the face With my fist I took my potatoes Down to be mashed Then I made it on over To that million dollar bash Ooh, baby, ooh-ee Ooh, baby, ooh-ee It's that million dollar bash



Nothing Was Delivered

G
C
Nothing was delivered
G
And I tell this truth to you
D
Not out of spite or anger
G
(
C/g
G
) But simply because it's true
C
Now, I hope you won't object to this
G
Giving back all of what you owe
D
The fewer words you have to waste on this
G
(
C/g
G
) The sooner you can go
Em
G
Nothing is better, nothing is best
G
D/f#
C/e
G
C
D(/a)
G
Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest Nothing was delivered But I can't say I sympathize With what your fate is going to be Yes, for telling all those lies Now you must provide some answers For what you sold has not been received And the sooner you come up with them The sooner you can leave Nothing is better, nothing is best Take heed of this and get plenty rest (Now you know) Nothing was delivered And it's up to you to say Just what you had in mind When you made everybody pay No, nothing was delivered Yes, 'n' someone must explain That as long as it takes to do this Then that's how long that you'll remain Nothing is better, nothing is best Take heed of this and get plenty rest



Odds And Ends

A
. : . . . : . . .
-----||-----------------|-----------------||
-----||*---h3-2-3-2-----|-3---3-2--------*||
-----||-----2-----------|-----------------||
-----||-----2-----------|-----------------||
-----||*0---------------|----------------*||
-0-2-||-----------------|-----------------||
A
I stand in awe and I take my place You break your promise all over the place
D7
You promised to love me, but what do I see
A
Just you comin' and spillin' juice over me
E7
Odds and ends, odds and ends
A
Lost time is not found again Now, you take your file and you bend my head I never can remember anything that you said You promised to love me, but what do I know You're always spillin' juice on me like you got someplace to go Odds and ends, odds and ends Lost time is not found again Now, I've had enough, my box is clean You know what I'm sayin' and you know what I mean From now on you'd best get on someone else While you're doin' it, keep that juice to yourself Odds and ends, odds and ends Lost time is not found again



Open The Door, Homer

Capo III
G
Em
Now, there's a certain thing that I learned from Jim
G
D
That he'd always make sure I'd understand
G
Em
And that is that there's a certain way we all must swim
C
D
If we expect to live off the fat of the land
Am
Open the door, Richard I've heard it said before Open the door, Richard I've heard it said before
C
(
D
)
G
But I ain't gonna hear it said no more Now, there's a certain thing that I learned from my friend, Mouse A fella who never blushes And that is that one must always flush out his house If he don't expect to be housing flushes Open the door, Richard... "Take care of all your memories," said Mick "For you cannot relive them And remember when you're out there tryin' to heal the sick That you must always first forgive them" Open the door, Richard...



People Get Ready

Curtis Mayfield
C
(
/e
)
F
C
People get ready, there's a train a comin'
F
C
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
F
C
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
Am
F
C
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord People get ready for the train to Jordan Picking up passengers from coast to coast Faith is the key, open the doors and board 'em There's hope for all among those loved the most There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner For there's no hiding place against the Kingdom's throne So people get ready, there's a train a comin' You don't need no baggage, you just get on board All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin' Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord



Please Mrs Henry

Capo IV
A
Well, I've already had two beers
D
I'm ready for the broom
A
Please, Missus Henry, won't you
D
Take me to my room?
A
I'm a good ol' boy
E
But I've been sniffin' too many eggs
D
Talkin' to too many people
A
Drinkin' too many kegs
A
Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please!
D
Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please!
A
I'm down on my knees An' I ain't got a dime Well, I'm groanin' in a hallway Pretty soon I'll be mad Please, Missus Henry, won't you Take me to your dad? I can drink like a fish I can crawl like a snake I can bite like a turkey I can slam like a drake Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please! Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please! I'm down on my knees An' I ain't got a dime Now, don't crowd me, lady Or I'll fill up your shoe I'm a sweet bourbon daddy An' tonight I am blue I'm a thousand years old And I'm a generous bomb I'm T-boned and punctured But I'm known to be calm Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please! Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please! I'm down on my knees An' I ain't got a dime Now, I'm startin' to drain My stool's gonna squeak If I walk too much farther My crane's gonna leak Look, Missus Henry There's only so much I can do Why don't you look my way An' pump me a few? Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please! Please, Missus Henry, Missus Henry, please! I'm down on my knees An' I ain't got a dime



Quinn The Eskimo

C
F
C
F
Everybody's building the big ships and the boats
C
F
Some are building monuments
C
F
Others are jotting down notes
C
F
Everybody's in despair
C
F
Every girl and boy
C
G
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
F
C
Everybody's gonna jump for joy
C
G
C
Come all without, come all within
C
G
F
C
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn Now, I likes to do just like the rest, I likes my sugar sweet But guarding fumes and making haste It ain't my cup of meat Everybody's just standin' round 'neath the trees Feeding pigeons on a limb But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here Them pigeons'll go to him Come all without, come all within You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn A lamp gate, a gunny dew, I can't recite them all Just tell me where it hurts And I'll tell you who to call Nobody can get no sleep There's someone on everyone's toes But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here Everybody's gonna doze Come all without, come all within You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn



Rock Salt And Nails

G
C/g
G
C/g
G
On the banks of the river where the willows hang down
Em
G
C/g
G
And the wild birds all warble with a low moaning sound
Em
G
C/g
G
Down in the hollow where the water runs cold
C
/b
/a
G
C/g
G
It was there I first listened to the lies that you told Now I lie on my bed and I see your sweet face The past I remember time cannot erase The letter you wrote me it was written in shame And I know that your conscience still echoe's my name Now the nights are so long, ah, sorrow runs deep Nothing is worse than a night without sleep I'll walk out alone and look at the sky Too empty to sing, too lonesome to cry Now, if the ladies were blackbirds and the ladies wore thrushes I'd lie there for hours in the chilly cold marshes If the ladies were squirrel's with them high bushy tails I'd fill up my shotgun with rock salt and nails



See You Later Allen Ginsburg

A
. . . Crocogator (see you later crocogator) After a while, smockawhile (see you later, Allen Ginsburg)
D
See you later alligator (see you later, crocogator)
A
After a while, crocodile (in a while, Allen Ginsburg)
E
See you while, crocogator (see you later crocogator)
A
After a while, crocodile (in a while, crocodile) Allen Ginsburg, later gator (see you later, Allen Ginsburg) Later later, Allen Ginsburg (see you while, alliquile) Allen Ginsburg, later later (later, later on the Nile) Allen Ginsburg, after a while (see you later if you're wild) Allen Ginsburg, Allen Ginsburg (see you later, crocogator) Allen Ginsburg, after a while (see you later, crocogator) Take #2 is a few more verses of the same kind...



Sign On The Cross

Eb: x-x-13-12-11-11 Ab: x-11-10-8-9-8
Bb7:
6-8-8-7-9-6
Eb
Now, I try, oh so awf'ly strong
Ab
Eb
And I just try to be
Eb
And now, oh it's [an isle]
Bb7
But it's free
Eb
(
Eb7
) Yes, but I know in my head
Ab
Eb
That we're all so misled
Eb
Bb
And it's that ol' sign on the cross
Eb
That worries me Now, when I was just a bawlin' lad I saw what I wanted to be And it's all for the sake Of that I should see But I was lost on the land As I heard that front door slam And that old sign on the cross Worried me
Ab
Eb
Ab
Well, it's that old sign on the cross
Eb
Well, it's that old key to the kingdom
Ab
Well, it's that old sign on the cross
Bb
Like you used to be
Eb
Eb7
But, when I hold my head so high
Ab
Eb
As I see my ol' friends go by
Eb
Bb
And it's still that sign on the cross
Eb
Ab
Eb
That worries me Well, it seems to be the sign on the cross. Every day
Ab
Every night, see the sign on the cross just layin' up
Eb
On top of the hill. Yes, we thought it might have Disappeared long ago, but I'm here to tell you, friends
Bb
That I'm afraid it's lyin' there still. Yes, just a
Eb
Little time is all you need, you might say, but I don't
Eb7
Ab
Know 'bout that any more, because later on you might find The door, you might want to enter it, but, of course, the door might
Eb
Be closed. And I just would like to tell you one time
Bb
If I don't see you again, that the thing is, that the sign
Ab
Eb
On the cross is the thing you might need the most
Ab
Yes, the sign on the cross
Eb
Is just a sign [of cotton barkin' too]
Ab
Well, there is some in any prison
Bb
And there is some in the penitentiary too
Eb
Oh, when your, when your days are numbered
Eb7
And your nights are long
Ab
You might think you're weak
Eb
But I mean to say you're strong Yes you are, if that sign on the cross
Bb
If it begins to worry you
Eb
Ab
Well, that's all right, you just sing a song
Eb
And all your troubles will pass right on through



(Be Careful Of) Stones That You Throw

G
D
A tongue can accuse or carry bad news
G
D
The seeds of destruction it will sow
G
D
So unless you have made no mistakes in your life
D
A
D
Be careful of stones that you throw
D
A neighbor was passin' my garden one time
G
She smiled and I knew right away
D
That it was gossip not flowers that she had on her mind
A7
And this is what I heard my neighbor say
D
"That bad girl down the street, she should be run from our midst
G
She drinks and she talks quite a lot (
D
) She knows not to speak to my child nor to me"
A7
My neighbor then smiled and I thought: A tongue can accuse and carry bad news The seeds of destruction it will sow So unless you have made no mistakes in your life Be careful of stones that you throw A car speeded by, the screamin' of brakes And a sound that made my blood chill For my neighbor's one child had been pulled from the path And saved by a girl, lyin' still Her child was unhurt and my neighbor cried out "Oh, who was that brave girl so sweet?" I covered the crushed broken body and said "That bad girl down the street" A tongue can accuse and carry bad news The seeds of destruction were sown So unless you have made no mistakes in your life Be careful of stones that you, you throw



Tears Of Rage

G
Em
We carried you in our arms
C
Am
On Independence Day
F
C
And now you'd throw us all aside
G
And put us on our way
G
Em
Oh what dear daughter 'neath the sun
C
Am
Would treat a father so
F
C
To wait upon him hand and foot
G
Yet always answer "No"?
B
Em
Tears of rage, tears of grief
C
G
Why am I always the one who must be the thief?
B
Come to me now, you know
Em
/d
We're so alone
C
Am
G
C/g
G
And life is brief We pointed out the way to go And scratched your name in sand Though you just thought that it was nothing more Than a place for you to stand Now, I want you to know that while you watched Discovered that there was no one true That I myself really thought It was just a childish thing to do Tears of rage, tears of grief Why am I always the one who must be the thief? Come to me now, you know We're so alone And life is brief It was all very very painless When you ran out to receive All that false instruction Which we never could believe And now the heart is filled with gold As if it was a purse But, oh, what kind of love is this Which goes from bad to worse? Tears of rage, tears of grief Why am I always the one who must be the thief? Come to me now, you know We're so alone And life is brief



This Wheels On Fire

Am
If your memory serves you well
Bdim
We were goin' to meet again and wait
E
So I'm goin' to unpack all my things
Dm
(
F
)
Am
And sit before it gets too late
C
Am
No man alive will come to you
C
Am
With another tale to tell
C
Am
And you know that we shall meet again
Dm
F
Am
If your memory serves you well
Dm
F
wheel's on fire
C
G
Rolling down the road
C
G
F
C
Best notify my next of kin
F
G
A
This wheel shall explode! If your memory serves you well I was goin' to confiscate your lace And wrap it up in a sailor's knot And hide it in your case If I knew for sure that it was yours But it was oh so hard to tell But you knew that we would meet again If your memory serves you well This wheel's on fire Rolling down the road Best notify my next of kin This wheel shall explode! If your memory serves you well You'll remember you're the one That called on me to call on them To get you your favors done And after every plan had failed And there was nothing more to tell You knew that we would meet again If your memory served you well This wheel's on fire Rolling down the road Best notify my next of kin This wheel shall explode!



Tiny Montgomery

Dsus2
D
. . : . : .
-----0-0---2-|-2----2---2-2----2-----
-----3-3---3-|-3----3---3-3----3-----
-----2-2---2-|-2----2---2-2----2-----
-----0-0---0-|-0----0---0-0----0-----
-------------|-----------------------
-------------|-----------------------
Well you...
D
Well you can tell everybody
C
Down in ol' Frisco
D
C
Tell 'em Tiny Montgomery says hello
D
. . .
C
. . .
D
. . .
C
. . .
D
Now every boy and girl's
C
Gonna get their bang
D
'Cause Tiny Montgomery's
C
Gonna shake that thing
D
Tell everybody
C
Down in ol' Frisco
D
That Tiny Montgomery's comin'
C
Down to say hello
D
. . .
C
. . .
D
. . .
C
. . . Skinny Moo and T-bone Frank They're all gonna take on down By the Bowning Bank One bird book And a buzzard and a crow Tell 'em all That Tiny's gonna say hello Scratch your dad Do that bird Suck that pig And bring it on home Pink that dream And nose that dough Tell 'em all That Tiny says hello Now he's king of the drunks An' he squeezes, too Watch out, Lester Take it, Lou Join the monks The CIO Tell 'em all That Tiny Montgomery says hello Now grease that gig And play it blank [tell them to] Go on out And gas that dog Trick on in Flower that smoke Take it on down Begin to grow Now, play that low And pick it up Take it on in In a bowled cup Three-legged man And a hot-lipped hoe Tell 'em all Montgomery says hello Well you can tell everybody Down in ol' Frisco Tell 'em all Montgomery says hello



Too Much Of Nothing

G
D
Too much of nothing
C
G
Can make a man ill at ease
D
One man's temper rises
C
G
Where another man's temper might freeze
D
Eb
Now it's the day of confessions
E
F
And we cannot mock the soul
F#
G
Oh when there's too much of nothing
G#
Asus4
A
No one has control
C
Say hello to Valery
G
say hello to Vivian
C
Give her all my salary
Bb
D
F
C
G
on the waters of oblivion Well too much of nothing Can cause a man to weep He can walk the streets and like most and boast But would he like to keep? But it's all been done before It's all been written in the book And when there's too much of nothing Nobody should look Say hello to Valery say hello to Vivian Give her all my salary on the waters of oblivion Now too much of nothing Can make a man a liar It can cause some men to sleep on nails It can cause others to eat fire Everybody's doing something I heard it in a dream But when there's too much of nothing It just makes a fellow mean Say hello to Valery say hello to Vivian Give her all my salary on the waters of oblivion
==============================
***** Take #2 *****
The Am in the second last line of the verse is what the guitar plays; the bass
plays over a D chord. To get that sound, play D9/a (x00210).
G
G
C/g
G
...
G
Too much of nothing
C
Can make a man ill at ease
D
One man's temper might rise
C
G
G
C/g
G
Where the other man's temper might freeze
G
In the day of the confessions
C
We cannot mock the soul
Am
Oh when there's too much of nothing
G
No one has control
F
C
Say hello to Valery
G
say hello to Vivian
F
C
Give her all my salary
G
on the waters of oblivion Well too much of nothing Can cause a man to weep He can walk the streets and like most and boast But would he like to keep? But it's all been done before It's all been written in the book And when there's too much of nothing Nobody should look Say hello to Valery say hello to Vivian Give her all my salary on the waters of oblivion Now too much of nothing Can make a man a liar It can cause some men to sleep on nails It can cause others to eat fire Everybody's doing something I heard it in a dream But when there's too much of nothing It just makes a fellow mean Say hello to Valery say hello to Vivian Give her all my salary on the waters of oblivion



Waltzing With Sin

C
G
F
C
Some day you'll find that the world's left you out
F
C
G
No true love, no nothing just roaming about
C
G
F
C
Parties and people, and a cold heart within
F
C
G
C
And each time you're dancing, you're waltzing with sin
G
C
You're Satan made over in perfect disguise
D7
G
Unfaithful, unworthy, and oh so unwise
C
G
F
C
I pity the heart Of the next guy you win
F
C
G
C
Like me he'll be losing while waltzing with sin



Yea Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread

A
G6
G
Well, the comic book and me, just us, we caught the bus
A
G6
G
The poor little chauffeur, though, she was back in bed
A
G6
G
On the very next day, with a nose full of pus
A
G6
G
Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread
A
G6
G
Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread
A
G6
G
Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread It's a one-track town, just brown, and a breeze, too Pack up the meat, sweet, we're headin' out For Wichita in a pile of fruit Get the loot, don't be slow, we're gonna catch a trout Get the loot, don't be slow, we're gonna catch a trout Get the loot, don't be slow, we're gonna catch a trout Now, pull that drummer out from behind that bottle Bring me my pipe, we're gonna shake it Slap that drummer with a pie that smells Take me down to California, baby Take me down to California, baby Take me down to California, baby Yes, the comic book and me, just us, we caught the bus The poor little chauffeur, though, she was back in bed On the very next day, with a nose full of pus Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread
G
A
Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread



You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

G
Clouds so swift
Am
Rain won't lift
C
Gate won't close
G
Railings froze
G
Am
Get your mind off wintertime
C
G
You ain't goin' nowhere
G
Am
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
C
Tomorrow's the day
G
My bride's gonna come
G
Am
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
C
G
Down in the easy chair! I don't care How many letters they sent Morning came and morning went Pick up your money And pack up your tent You ain't goin' nowhere Whoo-ee! Ride me high Tomorrow's the day My bride's gonna come Oh, oh, are we gonna fly Down in the easy chair! Buy me a flute And a gun that shoots Tailgates and substitutes Strap yourself To the tree with roots You ain't goin' nowhere Whoo-ee! Ride me high Tomorrow's the day My bride's gonna come Oh, oh, are we gonna fly Down in the easy chair! Genghis Khan He could not keep All his kings Supplied with sleep We'll climb that hill no matter how steep When we get up to it Whoo-ee! Ride me high Tomorrow's the day My bride's gonna come Oh, oh, are we gonna fly Down in the easy chair!



You Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around

Every time I go to town The boys keep kicking my dog around Don't know why I'm going to town I don't know why they kick my dog around Let me hear you now: (dog, dog, dog dog, dog, dog dog, dog, dog why, why, why why, why, why why, why, why why, why, why) Every time I go to town the boys keep kicking my dog around I don't know why I'm going to town I don't know why they kick my dog around (dog, dog, dog) yes, yes, yes (why, why, why) oh-ho (dog, dog, dog) why, why, why (why, why, why) dog around Every time I go and get a meal I can see the boys they're planning to steal My here dog, he's waggin' his tail he helps me pick up the morning mail (bark, bark, bark) Every time I go to town the boys keep kicking my dog around (kick, kick, kick) I don't know why they kick my dog around I just keep go-oing to town (bark, bark, bark) I don't know why (why, why, why) I don't know bark (dog, dog, dog) I don't know why (bark, bark, bark) bark-a bark, bark (quack, quack, quack) duck, duck, duck (duttuduttudu) pig pig pig (...) fuck fuck fuck (bark bark bark) dig dig dig



Young But Daily Growin'

But he's young and he's daily growin'
G
D
G
C
G
C/g
G
Daughter, dearest daughter, I have done you no wrong
Em
G
D
I've wed you to non other than a wealthy man's son
G
C
G
Em
C
G
C/g
G
And he will be a man to you when I am dead and gone
G
D
G
C/g
G
He's young but he's daily growin' Ah, one day as I was walking all alone down by the schoolwall I saw the boys, they were playing at the ball And my own true love was the fairest of them all He was young, but he was daily growin' At the age of sixteen years he was a married man at the age of seventeen he was the father of a son At the age of eighteen years, 'round his grave the grass grew long Cruel death had put an end to his growin' Oh, the springtime is leavin' now, and summer's comin' on With ornaments and fans the ladies all pass on Oh yes, once I had a true love, but now I have none But I'll watch his bonnie son, while he's growin