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Beach Boys : Holland
1973


  1. Sail On Sailor
  2. Steamboat
  3. California Saga: Big Sur
  4. California Saga: The Beaks Of Eagles
  5. California Saga: California

  6. The Trader
  7. Leaving This Town
  8. Only With You
  9. Funky Pretty

Sail On Sailor

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G
. . .
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C/e
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G
. . .
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C/e
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G
/d
C/e
G
/d
C/e
G
I sail an ocean, unsettled ocean
G
/d
C/e
G
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Ebmaj7
Dm7
Ebmaj7
Dm7
Often frightened, unenlightened
Ebmaj7
F
G
Sail on, sail on sailor
I wrest the waters, fight Neptune's waters Sail through the sorrows of life's marauders Unrepenting, often empty Sail on, sail on sailor
D
/d#
Em
Caught like a sewer rat, alone but I sail
D
/d#
Em
Bought like a crust of bread, oh do I wail
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Seldom stumble, never crumble, try to tumble, life's a rumble
G
Am7
G
Am7
G
Am7
G
C
Feel the stinging I've been given, never ending, unrelenting
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Heartbreak searing, always fearing, never caring, persevering
Ebmaj7
F
G
Sail on, sail on, sailor
I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters Uninspired, drenched and tired Sail on, wail on, sailor
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Always needing, even bleeding, never feeding all my feelings
G
Am7
G
Am7
G
Am7
G
C
Damn the thunder, must I blunder, there's no wonder all I'm under
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Am7
Em
Stop the crying and the lying, and the sighing and my dying
Ebmaj7
F
G
Sail on, sail on sailor
Ebmaj7
F
G
Sail on, sail on sailor


Steamboat

G
The river's a bed of sweet berries and flowers
D7
Banks of thirsty lies, please be careful
G
The stream is an eyeglass of heroes
D7
Bridged with bright replies
G
The creek is a funnel of forgiveness
D7
Winning every prize
E7
A7
Mmm, the steamboat of living ever faithfully ride
The river's a dream in a waltz time Banks of jasper glaze, have a ball and sing The stream is a timepiece of children Bridged with crystal haze The creek is a trumpet of hard times Blowing tasty days Mmm, the steamboat of living ever faithfully glide
G
Eb
No, don't worry Mr Fulton, we'll get your steamboat rollin'
G
Eb
River roll forever, we'll get your steamboat rollin'
G
No, don't worry Mr Fulton
Piano tag:
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B
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B
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C
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D
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Guitar solo:
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G
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G
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G
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G
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D
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D
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G
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G
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D
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D
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G
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G
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D
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E
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E
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A
G
Eb
No, don't worry Mr Fulton, we'll get your steamboat rollin'
G
Eb
River roll forever, we'll get your steamboat rollin'


California Saga: Big Sur

C
/b
/a
/b
Cashmere hills filled with evergreens
C
/b
/a
/g
Flowin' from the clouds down to meet the sea
F
G
C
/b
/a
/b
With the granite cliff as a referee
C
/b
/a
/b
Crimson sunsets and golden dawns
C
/b
/a
/g
Mother deer with their newborn fawns
F
G
C
/b
/a
/g
Under Big Sur skies and that's where I belong
F
G
Am
C
Big Sur I've got plans for you
C
/b
/a
/b
Me and mine are going to
C
/b
/a
/g
F
G
Add ourselves to your lengthy list of lovers
And live in canyons covered with a springtime green While birds and flowers to be heard and seen And on my old guitar, I'll make up songs to sing Sparklin' springs from the mountainside Join the Big Sur river rushing to the tide Where my kids can search for sea shells at low tide Big Sur my astrology It says that I am meant to be Where the rugged mountain meets the water And so while stars shine brightly and, up above Fog rolls in through a redwood grove And to my dying fire, I think I'll add a log
Cm
Additional final verse from the 4/4 version:
From time to time I must go away But thoughts of Big Sur won't let me stay Away from Big Sur Oh, Big Sur


California Saga: The Beaks Of Eagles

Slow, ambient progression during spoken verses:
Cm
/bb
/ab
G7
An eagle's nest on the head of an old redwood On one of the precipice-footed ridges above Ventana Creek That jagged country which nothing but a fallen meteor will ever plow No horseman will ever ride there No hunter cross this ridge but the winged ones No one will steal the eggs from this fortress The she-eagle is old, her mate was shot long ago She is now mated with a son of hers When lightning blasted her nest she built it again On the same tree in the splinters of the thunder bolt
C
Dm7
In a broken shack
C/e
F
C/g
F
C/e
Dm7
An old man takes his time about dyin'
C
Dm7
And just at the back
C/e
F
G7
A wild flowerbed that he'll lie in
F
C/e
Dm7
C/e
In dawn's new light a man might venture
C
Dm7
C/e
F
C/g
F
C/e
Dm7
A horse-drawn stage from Monterey
The she-eagle is older than I She was here when the fires of eighty-five raged on these ridges She was lately fledged and dared not hunt ahead of them But ate scorched meat The world has changed in her time Humanity has multiplied, but not here Men's hopes and thoughts and customs have changed Their powers are enlarged Their powers and their follies have become fantastic Spilled down the hill A wagon load of bodies lay scattered Shipwrecked at sea Limestone ore is all that mattered They took it from the hills, right in through the cargo doors And how many ships have come and gone at Thurso's landing shore? The unstable animal never has been changed so rapidly The motor and the plane and the great war have gone over him And Lenin has lived and Jehovah died While the mother-eagle hunts the same hills Crying the same beautiful and lonely cry And is never tired, dreams the same dreams And hears at night the rockslides rattle and thunder In the throats of these living mountains It is good for man to try all changes Progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish Not to go down the dinosaur's way Until all his capacities have been explored And it is good for him to know that his needs and nature Are no more changed, in fact, in ten thousand years Than the beaks of eagles Of the eagle's plight We know that nature's balance is undone And it's the birthright of man To unify and live his life as one
F
C/e
Dm7
C
A whisper of the word will let you soar with your soul


California Saga: California

C
I'm on my way to sunny California I'm on my way to spend another sunny day
C
Water, water, get yourself in the cool, clear, water
F
C
When the sun shines brightly down on Penny's place (The sun shines bright deep down on the bay)
F
C
The air's so clean it'll just take your mind away
G
F
Take your mind away, take your mind away
C
Have you ever been south of Monterey?
F
Barrancas carve the coastline
G
And the chaparral flows to the sea
C
'Neath waves of golden sunshine
C
And have you ever been north of Morro Bay?
F
The south coast plows the sea
G
And the people there are of the breed
C
They don't need electricity
C
Water, water, cool cascades of clear, clear water
F
C
The sun dance final scene sets the hills ablaze
F
C
Horizon edges quick up the mountain's way
G
F
Up the mountain's way, up the mountain's way
Have you ever been down Salinas way Where Steinbeck found the valley? And he wrote about it, the way it was In his Travelings With Charley And have you ever walked down through the sycamores Where the farmhouse used to be? There the monarch's autumn journey ends On a windswept cyprus tree Have you ever been to a festival The Big Sur congregation? Where Country Joe will do his show And he'd sing about liberty
G
And the people there in the open air
C
Are one big family
G
Yeah the people there love to sing and share
C
F
C
Their new found liberty


The Trader

Capo:
I
D
Trader sailed a jewelled crown
A
F#m7
Humanity rowed the way
G
Exploring to command more land
D
Em
D/f#
G
/f#
Scheming how to rule the waves
Trader spied a virgin plain And named it for velvet robes Wrote home declaring there's a place
D
Em
D/f#
G
Where totally folks are free
D/a
A/c#
G/d
Nourishment fills the prairies and the hillsides
D/a
A/c#
G/d
And animals stalk the mountains and the seasides
D/a
A/c#
G/d
And fish abound the lakes and birds the skies
D/a
A/c#
Signed sincerely
Trader found the jeweled land Was occupied before he came By humans of a second look Who couldn't even write their name, shame Trader said they're not as good As folks who wear velvet robes Wrote home again and asked, please help Their breasts I see, they're not like me Banish them from our prairies and our hillsides Clear them from our mountains and our seaside I want them off our lakes so please reply Signed sincerely
D
G/d
D
G/d
D
G/d
D
G/d
Trader he got the crown OK Cleared humanity from his way He civilized all he saw Making changes every single day, say Shops sprang over the prairies and the hillsides Then roads cut through the mountains to the seaside The other kind fled to hide, by and by And so sincerely cried
F/c
C
F/c
C
Making it softly, like the evening sea
G/b
C
C/a
G
Trying to be, making it go
F/c
C
F/c
C
G/b
C
Creating it gently, like a morning breeze, a life of ease
G/b
C
/a
D/e
/d
C
Eyes that see beyond tomorrow
D/e
/d
C
Through to the time without hours
D/e
/d
C
/a
G
Passing the Eden of Flowers, reason to live
Embracing together, like the merging streams Crying dreams, making it full Begging intently, for a slight reprieve, a night of ease Hands to touch beyond the sorrow On to the force without power Piercing the crust of the tower, reason to live
D/e
/d
C
x3
C/a
G
C/a
G/b
Hoping, like a budding rose Humbling shows, making it Struggling lonely, like a desert field Break the seal, make it real Ears to hear, beyond the showers On to the suns of tomorrows Burning the flesh of all sorrows, reason to live
D/c
C
D/c
C
Reason to continue Reason to go on Reason to live Reason to live Reason to live


Leaving This Town

F#m7
B7/d#
I long to see you, oh my love I want to feel you near
F#7/c#
Bm7/d
My need is deep inside
F#m7
B7/d#
Well I've been rolling on, I've been holding on, I'd like you to know
F#7/c#
Bm7/d
That it's been a long, long time
Em7
A7
Sometimes it's hard to make it through the day
Em7
Em7/a
A7
Sometimes it's hard to find my way
Am7
Em7
Em7/a
A7
Sometimes it's hard to notice the changing days
Am7/d
D
When your friends have all gone
Am7/g
Em7
Em7/a
A7
Leaving this town for another one
The night is coming round, I can feel the weight of coming down So afraid to lose this dream I want you to understand that I'm trying to do the best I can It's so easy to lose my way Sometimes it's hard to make it through the day Sometimes it's hard to find my way Sometimes it's hard to notice the changing days When your friends have all gone Leaving this town for another one
Am7/d
Em7
D/f#
G
Lay your head where you may find some peace
C
G/b
Em7/a
A7
I've been searching for my happiness
Am7/d
Em7
D/f#
G
Don't you want to wake up and finally take my love
C
G/b
Em7/a
A7
Em7/a
A7
I'd be happy if you'd let me know, now should I stay or go?
Let me know...
Am7
Bm7/a
Am7
Bm7/a
Am7
Bm7/a
Am7
Bm7/a
C
G/b
Em7/a
A7
Em7/a
A7
G9
F#m7
B7/d#
Woke from a dream to see reflections all around me
F#7/c#
Bm7/d
Of new realities
F#m7
B7/d#
Heavenly angels won't you guide me please help me to decide
F#7/c#
Bm7/d
The path most meant for me
Sometimes it's hard to make it through the day Sometimes it's hard to find my way Sometimes it's hard to notice the changing days When your friends have all gone Leaving this town for another one


Only With You

D
Em7
A/g
F#m
Love is so many things that I feel
G
G/a
D
I have only felt with you
G/d
D
G/d
Only with you
D
Em7
A/g
F#m
And then there are the things that we do
G
G/a
D
That I've only done with you
G/d
D
G/d
Only with you
G
Em/g
E7/g#
A
Before love had always had its up and downs
D
Bm
G
G/a
D
G/d
D
G/d
Until the love I finally found, ooh
D
Em7
A/g
F#m
I know one thing for sure I want to do
G
G/a
D
I want to spend this life with you
G/d
D
G/d
Only with you
D
A/g
F#m
Yes... it's true
G
D
G
D
All I wanna do-oo, is spend my life with you-oo
G
D
G
D
All I wanna do-oo, is spend my life with you-oo
G
D
G
D
Yes it's true-oo, I wanna spend my life with you
G
D
G
D
All I wanna do-oo, is spend my life with you-oo
G
D
G
(
D
) All I wanna do-oo, is spend my life with you
D
A
A/g
F#m
G
Em
B
Em
C
G
Em
B
E


Funky Pretty

G
Dm/a
A Pisces lady loves romance
G
Dm/a
Her movements tell you at a glance
G
Dm
C
D/a
Why they say Pisces rules the dance
She values flowers more than gold Thinks of her men as knights of old She's very spiritual I'm told
Bm7
Em7
But where's my spark in the dark?
Bm7
Em7
Glow glow glow, come on glow
Bm7
Em7
The funky pretty flame in my heart
Bm7
G
C/g
G
Me and my Pisces lady are apart
Her calender is not like ours The hieroglyphs mark changing hours Her guiding light is from the stars A book of verse, a jug of wine She'll always tell what's on your mind By just your birthday place and time 'Cause it's a silent night in the sea And if you're cosmically conscious you'll see Why she's a princess incarnate to me Daughter of Neptune the ruler of the sea
C
G
The queen in Copenhagee, the dream of Amsterdamee
C
G
The cream of gay Parisee, the theme of U-Say-Asee
C
G
The scene in Great Britainyee, the meaning in Los Angees
C
G
The heat in Tokyosee, the treat in Manhattohsee
C/g
G
C/g
G
Yeah yeah, funky pretty
She said "Don't worry it's alright I'm coming back when the aspects are right" And now I look in the paper each day Wondering what my horoscope will say
G
Dm/a
G/b
D
/b
/a
/f
/e
/d
Funky, I still remember funky pretty Funky, I still remember funky pretty