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This is where I post the chords charts and lyrics for songs I like to play with my friends. We also like to write and play our own material, which is probably where this will evolve. Hope you enjoy.




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The Baldwin Steppers

Live on Display

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This is a live set I recorded on my phone. Aviv, Alex, Chris and I played at a gallery on Dundas called The Whippersnapper. We had a great time, and I compiled a few cuts into this downloadable 'album'.
It's Alex Morley on Banjo, Chris Barrett on the Piano, along with Aviv Zimmerman and myself, Jeff Halpenny on guitars. We all sing at some point, and hope you do to.

Track Listing


1. House of the Rising Sun
2. Holding
3. Babel
4. Charlie on the MTA
5. Two Princes
6. The Littlest Hobo Theme
7. Unknown
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The Baldwin Steppers
Online Song Library

This Library is a compilation of songs we like to get together and play.
It is not intended for any purpose of moneymaking or fraudulent reproduction.
There are links to the source pages of all songs.
Please feel free to visit them and click on a few ads,
because this is really a library of all their work.
Thanks to all of them for the great music!

The Band



Ophelia
C             
  Boards on the window
E7  
  Mail by the door
A7                           D7
  What would anybody leave so quickly for?
     F
  Ophelia
G7               C     A7   D7    G7   
  Where have you gone?


  The old neighborhood just ain't the same
  Nobody knows just what became of
  Ophelia
  Tell me, what went wrong

F                           C  
  Was it somethin' that somebody said?
G7                          C  
  Mama, I know we broke the rules    
F                    C
  Was somebody up against the law?             
G7                            G7+5
  Honey, you know I'd die for you

C
  Ashes of laughter
E7
  The ghost is clear
A7                             D7
  Why do the best things always disappear           
         F 
  Like Ophelia
G7                 C     A7    D7   G7
  Please darken my door              

Was it somethin' that somebody said?              
Honey, you know we broke the rules
Wu somebody up against the law?
Honey, you know I'd die for you

They got your number
Scared and runnin'
But I'm still waitin' for the second comin'
Of Ophelia
Come back home


The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down
C  Am       C/G                           F      F/E      Dm
     Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train,

Am                 C/G              F           F/E     Dm
     'Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again.

Am/E                F            C            Dm
     In the winter of '65, We were hungry, just barely alive.

Am/E                 F                             C    Dm            D
     By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well,


(Chorus)

    C/G          Fmaj7         C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the bells were ringing,

    C/G        Fmaj7           C/G           Fmaj7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and the people were singin'.  They went   
 
C/G          Am              Gsus4                   F             C
La,  La, La, La, La, La,     La, La, La, La, La, La,    La, La,


   Am                   C               F           F/E       Dm   
     Back with my wife in Tennessee, When one day she called to me,

   Am       C                F          F/E       Dm
     "Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E. Lee!"

   Am/E             F                    C                 Dm
     Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good.

   Am/E                        F
     Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,

            C                 Dm             D
     But they should never have taken the very best.     (Chorus)


   Am               C        F      F/E      Dm
     Like my father before me, I will work the land,

   Am              C         F          F/E   Dm
     Like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand.

   Am/E                  F                 C                     Dm
     He was just eighteen, proud and brave,  But a Yankee laid him in his grave,

   Am/E                 F
     I swear by the mud below my feet, 

       C                        Dm                D
     You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat.    (Chorus and fade) 

Mumford & Sons


Babel

Capo 2

C  F  x 4

   Am                F           C
I know that time has numbered my days
         Am            F              C
and I'll go along with everything you say

C  F  x 4

      Am                 F           C
But I ride home laughing look at me now
        Am                     F          C
and the walls of town they come crumbling down

C  F  x 4

        Am                      F     C
And my ears here the call of my unborn sons
      Am               F              C
and I know the choices cover all I've done

C  F  x 4

    Am                         F          C
But I'll explain it all to the watchman's son
  Am                 F                C
I never lived a year better spent and loved

C  F  x 4

          Am        F
Because I know my weakness
 C        Am
Know my voice
         F          C         G
And I'll believe in grace and choice
      Am       F      C         Am
And I know perhaps my heart is vast
            F      C         G
But I'll be born without a mask        "woo"

C  F  x 4

         Am                  F             C
Like the city that nursed my greed and my pride
  Am                F      C
I stretch my arms into the sky

C  F  x 4

      Am            F         C
I cry Babel, Babel look at me now
         Am                        F          C
But the walls of my town they come crumbling down

C  F  x 4

        Am                         F               C
You ask where will we stand in the winds that will howl
    Am             F             C
As all we see will slip into the cloud

C  F  x 4

        Am                          F                 C
So come down from your mountain and stand where we've been
    Am                 F                 C
You know are breath is weak and our body thin

C  F  x 4

Am        F             C                 G
Press my nose up to the glass around your heart
  Am         F           C                G
I should've known I was weaker from the start


Am                F         C            G         Am
You'll build your walls and I'll play my bloody part
                   G    C
To tear, to  tear them down
                   Am    F         C
Well I'm going to tear, tear them down



          Am        F
Because I know my weakness
 C        Am
Know my voice
         F          C         G
And I'll believe in grace and choice
      Am       F      C         Am
And I know perhaps my heart is vast
            F      C         G
But I'll be born without a mask


I Will Wait

Capo 1

C
And I came home
       F
Like a stone
          C                G
And I fell heavy into your arms
             C
These days of dust
            F
Which we've known
           C                 G
Will blow away with this new sun

    Am    G    C
And I'll kneel down
F    C   G
Wait for now
    Am    G    C
And I'll kneel down
     F  C     G
Know my ground

    C                             Em   G
And I will wait, I will wait for you
    C                             Em   G
And I will wait, I will wait for you


            C
So break my step
      F
And relent
       C                  G
You forgave and I won't forget
                C
Know what we've seen
             F
And him with less
            C
Now in some way
            G
Shake the excess

 C                                Em   G
But I will wait, I will wait for you
 C                                Em   G
And I will wait, I will wait for you
 C                                Em   G
And I will wait, I will wait for you
 C                                Em   G
And I will wait, I will wait for you

 C
So I'll be bold
            F
As well as strong
           C                     G
And use my head alongside my heart
           C
So take my flesh
           F
And fix my eyes
              C                      G
That tethered mind free from the lies

    Am     G      C
But I'll kneel down
  F   C    G
Wait for now
Am    G     C
I'll kneel down
    F   C    G
Know my ground

 Am   G   C
Raise my hands
 F           C    G
Paint my spirit gold
    Am  G   C
And bow my head
 F         C    G
Keep my heart slow

 C                                  Em   G
Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
 C                                Em   G
And I will wait, I will wait for you
 C                                Em   G
And I will wait, I will wait for you
 C                                Em   G    C
And I will wait, I will wait for you

The Kingston Trio



Charlie on the MTA G C Let me tell you all the story of a man named Charlie G D7 On a tragic and fateful day; G He put ten cents in his pocket, C Kissed his wife and family, G D7 Went to ride on the M. T. A. :REFRAIN: G But did he ever return? C No, he never returned, G D7 And his fate is still unlearned. G C He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston, G D7 G He's the man who never returned. Charlie handed in his dime At the Kendall Square station, And he changed for Jamaica Plain. When he got there the conductor told him, "One more nickel." Charlie couldn't get off of that train. But did he ever return... All night long Charlie rides through the station, Crying, "What will become of me? How can I afford to see my sister in Chelsea Or my cousin in Roxbury?" But did he ever return... Charlie's wife goes down To the Scully Square station Every day at a quarter past two. And through the open window She hands Charlie a sandwich As the train comes rumbling through. But did he ever return... Now, you citizens of Boston, Don't you think it's a scandal How the people have to pay and pay? Fight the fare increase, vote for George O'Ryan! Get poor Charlie off the M. T. A. Or else he'll never return..

John Hartford / Yonder Mountain String Band



Holding C G Well you asked was I holding Am F I said no I'm not holding C G C G I thought you was holding, it's true C G But here I'm not holding Am F And since you're not holding C G C My dear, what on Earth will we do ...do do do... Now you know when I'm holding There's no need you holding And you know the same about me And if you run out Before I run out You can always get some from me ...do do do... Now if you ain't got none And if I ain't got none We can go find some other head Find out if they're holding Get down and start rolling And smoke what they're holding instead