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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.
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.
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!
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
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)
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
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..
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