The Doobie Brothers – Black Water

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The Doobie Brothers
Black Water
1974
Beginner
YourGuitarSage
Acoustic
Drop-d (D,A,D,G,B,D)
D, Am7, G, B
you will figure it out
Rock, Blues

Chords

The Doobie Brothers Lyrics

"Black Water"

Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin'
Ol' Mississippi, she's callin' my name
Catfish are jumpin'
That paddle wheel thumpin'
Black water keeps rollin' on past just the same
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Yeah, keep on shinin' your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything all right
And I ain't got no worries
'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all

Well, if it rains, I don't care
Don't make no difference to me
Just take that street car thats goin' up town
Yeah, I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland
And dance a honky tonk
And I'll be buyin' ev'rybody drinks all 'roun'

Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Yeah, keep on shinin' your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything all right
And I ain't got no worries
'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all

I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama come and take me by the hand
By the hand, take me by the hand pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long
I want to honky tonk, honky tonk, honky tonk
With you all night lon
There's nothing like a music festival. People are ready to have a good time. I don't think anyone comes to a festival going, 'I'm gonna be a complete bummer today.
 
- Gary Clark Jr.

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Gary Clark Junior – Church

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Gary Clark Jr.
Church
2015
Beginner
CalPlaysGuitar
Acoustic
Standard
G, C, Em, F
↓ ↓↑↓ - ↓ ↓↑↓
Rock, Blues

Chords

 Gary Clark, Jr. Lyrics 
"Church"

Lord, my Lord
I need your helpin' hand

I'm in love
With a woman
Who's in love
With a man
That I can't be
It ain't me

I was taught
To be patient
And I was taught
To be kind
But I unwind

Lord, my Lord
I need your helpin' hand

I worked
Long hours
Now I'm drunk
And I'm stoned
I'm all alone
Miles from home

Lord, my Lord
I need your helpin' hand

Lord, my Lord
I need your helpin' hand
There's nothing like a music festival. People are ready to have a good time. I don't think anyone comes to a festival going, 'I'm gonna be a complete bummer today.
 
- Gary Clark Jr.

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Amy Winehouse – Valerie

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Amy Winehouse
Valerie
2006
Beginner
Marty Music
Acoustic
Standard
C, Dm, G, F, Em
↓↓ ↓↑↓ - ↓↓ ↓↑↓ 
Rock, Pop

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Capo on 3rd fred

 

Amy Winehouse Lyrics

 
"Valerie"

Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things, what you're doing
And in my head I paint a picture

Since I've come on home,
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over, Valerie?

Valerie [3x]

Did you have to go to jail,
Put your house on up for sale, did you get a good lawyer?
I hope you didn't catch a tan,
I hope you find the right man who'll fix it for ya
Are you shopping anywhere,
Changed the color of your hair, are you busy?
And did you have to pay that fine
That you were dodging all the time, are you still dizzy?

Since I've come on home,
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over?
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over, Valerie?

Valerie [3x]

Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things, what you're doing
And in my head I paint a picture

Since I've come on home,
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over?
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over, Valerie?

Valerie [7x]

Why don't you come on over, Valerie?
Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts.
 
- Amy Winehouse

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Ben King – Stand By Me

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Ben King
Stand By Me
1961
Beginner
Swiftlessons
Acoustic
Standard
G, Em, C, D
↓slap↓ slap
Soul, Folk

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...

"Stand By Me"

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No, I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

So darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

And darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

Darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble, won't you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me
Won't you stand now?
Oh, stand, stand by me
When all of our friends is gone

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”


― Friedrich Nietzsche

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Elvis Presley – Hound Dog

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Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
1956
Beginner
JustinGuitar Songs
Acoustic
Standard
A, D, E
↓↓↓↑↓
Rock, Blues

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...

"Hound Dog"

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
cryin' all the time.
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
cryin' all the time.
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
and you ain't no friend of mine.

When they said you was high classed,
well, that was just a lie.
When they said you was high classed,
well, that was just a lie.
You ain't never caught a rabbit
and you ain't no friend of mine.

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”


Elvis Presley

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The Kinks – Lola

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The Kinks
Lola
1970
Beginner
GuitarJamz
Acoustic
Standard
E, A, D, C (B7, F#7)
↓↑↓↑↑ ↑↓↑↓↑
Rock

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"Lola"

I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola [LP version - Coca-Cola:]
C O L A cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
L O L A Lola la-la-la-la Lola

Well I'm not the world's most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walk like a woman but talk like a man
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

Well we drank champagne and danced all night
Under electric candlelight
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
And said little boy won't you come home with me
Well I'm not the world's most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
Then I looked at her and she at me

Well that's the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my Lola
La-la-la-la Lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
La-la-la-la Lola

Well I left home just a week before
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
But Lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said little boy I'm gonna make you a man

Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so is Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorized in the United States as a British Invasion band, The Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk, and country.

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CCR – Bad Moon Rising

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CCR
Bad Moon Rising
1969
Beginner
Marty Music
Acoustic
Standard
D, A, G
↓↓↑↓↑
Rock

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...

"Bad Moon Rising"

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

[Chorus:]
Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

[Chorus]
All right!

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

[Chorus]
[Chorus]

Creedence Clearwater Revival, often informally abbreviated to Creedence or CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford.

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Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire

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Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire
1963
Beginner
Guitar Jamz
Acoustic
Standard
Gm, Cm, Dm
↓↓↑ ↓↑
Rock, Folk

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"Ring Of Fire"

Love is a burning thing
And it makes a fiery ring.
Bound by wild desire
I fell into a ring of fire.

[2x]
I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

The taste of love is sweet
When hearts like ours meet.
I fell for you like a child,
Oh, but the fire went wild.

I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

I fell into a burning ring of fire,
I went down, down, down as the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

“I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.”


Johnny Cash, The Very Best of Johnny Cash

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Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heaven’s Door

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Bob Dylan
Knocking On Heaven's Door
1973
Beginner
Marty Music
Acoustic
Standard
G, D, C, Am
↓↓↑↓


Rock

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...

"Knockin' On Heaven's Door"

Mama, take this badge off of me
I can't use it anymore.
[Another version:] 'Cause I can't use it anymore.
It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door.
[Another version:] I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

[Another version:]
Mama, put that gun to the ground
'Cause I can't shoot them anymore.
There's a long black cloud comin' on down
I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”


― Bob Dylan

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Bob Marley – Three Little Birds

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Bob Marley
Three Little Birds
1977
Beginner
Guitar Jamz
Acoustic
Standard
A, D, E
↓↓↓↓↑ - ↓↓↓↓↑
Reggae

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"Three Little Birds"

Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
3 little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
3 little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry!
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

“Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright”


― Bob Marley

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