Portland Town by Derroll Adams

C7                     F                  C        –    C7                     F                  C

I was born in Portland Town, I was born in Portland Town

F   –     C        F   –     C        F   –     C
Yes I was, yes I was, yes I was

I got married in Portland Town, I got married in Portland Town
Yes I did, yes I did, yes I did

Children I had one two three, children I had one two three
Yes I did, yes I did, yes I did

Frank, Jimmy and Johnny made three, Frank, Jimmy and Johnny made three
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

Sent my children off to war, sent my children off to war
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

Killed my children one two three, killed my children one two three
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

Murdered my children one two three, murdered my children one two three
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

I won’t have no kids no more, I won’t have no kids no more
No I won’t, no I won’t, no I won’t

© Words and music: Derroll Adams

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Thousands Are Sailing by Planxty

G                            A              D                      G
You brave Irish heroes, where’er you may be,
D                         G                      A          Bm
Pray stand for a moment and listen to me.
D               G                 A                              D      Em
Your sons and fair daughters are now going away,
D           G            A                     D           G
And thousands are sailing to Amerikay.

CHORUS: So good luck to those people and safe may they land.
They’re leaving their country for a far distant strand.
They’re leaving old Ireland no longer to stay,
And thousand are sailing to Amerikay.

On the night before leaving, they are bidding goodbye,
And early next morning their hearts give a sigh.
They do kiss their mothers and then they will say,
“Farewell, dear old Father. We must now go away.”

Their friends and relations and neighbors also,
When the trunks they are packed up and ready to go,
The tears from their eyes they fall down like the rain,
And the horses are prancing, heading off for the train. CHORUS

When they do reach the station you will hear their last cries,
With handkerchiefs waving and bidding goodbye.
Their hearts will be breaking on leaving the shore.
“Farewell, dear old Ireland. We will ne’er see you more.”

I pity the mother, whoe’er reared up the child,
And likewise the father who labored and toiled.
To try to support them, they will work night and day,
And when they are reared up, they do go away. CHORUS

Colours by Donovan


G                        
Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair 
       C               G
In the mornin' when we rise, 
       C               G
In the mornin' when we rise, 
           D                C
That's the time, that's the time, 
           G
I love the best. 

G                         G
Blue's the colour of the sky 
       C               G
In the mornin' when we rise, 
       C               G
In the mornin' when we rise. 
           D                C
That's the time, that's the time 
           G
I love the best. 

G                                 G
Green's the colour of the sparklin' corn 
       C               G
In the mornin' when we rise, 
       C               G
In the mornin' when we rise. 
           D                C
That's the time, that's the time 
           G
I love the best. 

G                           G
Mellow is the feeling that I get 
       C           G
when I see her, mm hmm, 
       C           G
when I see her, uh huh.
           D                C
That's the time, that's the time 
           G
I love the best. 

G                          G
Freedom is a word I rarely use 
        C            G
Without thinkin', mm hmm, 
        C            G
Without thinkin', mm hmm, 
       D            C
Of the time, of the time 
               G
When I've been loved.

Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation by Tom Paxton

Am                                  Dm

1. I got a letter from LBJ it says this is your lucky day,

Am                       E                 Am

it`s time to put your khaki trousers on.

Dm

Though it may be very queer, we’ve got no jobs to give you here,

Am                      E            Am

so we are sending you to Vietnam.

F                        C                      Dm                   Em

Lyndon Johnson told the nation, have no fear of escalation,

E                  Am

I am trying everyone to please.

F                C                        Dm             Am

Though it is t really war, we`re sending 50,000 more,

E                        Am

to help save Vietnam from Vietnamese.

Am                                                Dm

2. I jumped off the old troop ship, I sank in mud up to my hips,

Am                     E                          Am

I cursed it till the captain called me down.

Dm

Never mind how hard it`s raining, look at all the ground we`re gaining,

Am                           E                      Am

just don`t take one step outside the town.

F                        C                      Dm                   Em

Lyndon Johnson told the nation, have no fear of escalation,

E                  Am

I am trying everyone to please.

F                C                        Dm             Am

Though it is t really war, we`re sending 60,000 more,

E                        Am

to help save Vietnam from Vietnamese.

Am                                       Dm

3. Every night the local gentry slip out past the sleeping sentry,

Am                 E                  Am

they go out to join the old V C.

Dm

And in their nightly little dramas, they put on their black pyjamas,

Am                              E                    Am

and come launching mortar shells at me.

F                        C                      Dm                   Em

Lyndon Johnson told the nation, have no fear of escalation,

E                  Am

I am trying everyone to please.

F                C                        Dm             Am

Though it is t really war, we`re sending 70,000 more,

E                        Am

to help save Vietnam from Vietnamese.

 

Am                                      Dm

4. We go round in helicopters like a bunch of big grasshoppers,

Am                    E               Am

hunting for the Vietcong in vain.

Dm

They left a note that they had gone, they had to get back to Saigon,

Am                    E                  Am

their government positions to maintain.

 

F                        C                      Dm                   Em

Lyndon Johnson told the nation, have no fear of escalation,

E                  Am

I am trying everyone to please.

F                C                        Dm             Am

Though it is t really war, we`re sending 80,000 more,

E                        Am

to help save Vietnam from Vietnamese.

 

Am                                       Dm

5. Here I sit in this rice-paddy, wondering about Big Daddy,

Am                     E                       Am

and I know that Lyndon loves me so.

Dm

Yet how sadly I remember, way back yonder in November,

Am                       E                 Am

when he said I`d never have to go.

 

F                        C                      Dm                   Em

Lyndon Johnson told the nation, have no fear of escalation,

E                  Am

I am trying everyone to please.

F                C                        Dm               Am

Though it is t really war, we`re sending 100,000 more,

E                        Am

to help save Vietnam from Vietnamese.       (Tom Paxton)

I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbit

Verse 1:

C

Well I love a rainy night, I love a rainy night

F

I love to hear the thunder, watch the lightning when it lights up the sky

C

You know it makes me feel good.

C

Well I love a rainy night it’s such a beautiful sight

F     (Bb-F)

I love to feel the rain on my face, taste the rain on my lips

C

In the moonlight shadows.

G             Am         G-F           G

Showers wash all my, cares away, I wake up to a, sunny day.

Chorus:

C               F        G

Cause I love a rainy night

C               F          G

Yeah I love a rainy night

C F  G

Well I love a rainy night

C   F     G

Well I love a rainy night, Ooo!  Ooo!

Verse 2:

(acapella)

Well I love a rainy night, I love a rainy night

I love to hear the thunder, watch the lightning when it lights up the sky

You know it makes me feel good.

(Guitar in)

Well I love a rainy night it’s such a beautiful sight

I love to feel the rain on my face, taste the rain on my lips

In the moonlight shadows.

G               Am       G-F                 G

Puts a song in this, heart of mine,      puts a smile on my face every time

Chorus

Solo:

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G               Am     G-F             G

Showers wash all my, cares away,     I wake up to a, sunny day

Part Chorus:

Cause I love a rainy night

Yeah I love a rainy night (you know I do, yeah yeah)

I love a rainy night

Chorus:

I love a rainy night (can’t you see it in my eyes)

I love a rainy night (’cause it makes me high)

Well I love a rainy night (and I love you too)

Yeah I love a rainy night

Repeat and fade

The Only Living Boy In New York By Simon and Garfunkel

G                                                 C

Tom, get your plane right on time

G                                C

I know your part’ll go fine

G                 C   C/B  Am  Am/G

Fly  down to Mexico

D/F#        D/F#                                  C

Do-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da and here I am

G                                          C                 G

The only living boy in New York .

G                                                                C

I get the news I need from the weather report

G                                                                                       C

I can gather all the news I need from the weather report

G                            C   C/B  Am  Am/G

Hey, I’ve got nothing to do to-day but smile

D/F#        D/F#                           C

Do-n-da-da-n-da-n-da-da-n here I am

G                                            C        G

The only living boy in New York .

Bridge:

E  –   Esus4 –  E

Am                    D7/F#

Half of the time we’re gone, but we don’t know

G                                                  C

Where, and we don’t know where

G – C x3  C/B  Am  Am/G  D/F#   C

E  –   Esus4 –  E

Am                    D7/F#

Half of the time we’re gone, but we don’t know

G                       C     C

Where, and we don’t know where

G                                                  C

Tom, get your plane right on time

G                                                        C

I know that you’ve been eager to fly now

G                                          C   C/B  Am  Am/G

Hey, let your honesty shine, shine, shine now,

D/F#        D/F#                                         C

Do-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-do like it shines on me

G                                                 C                 G

The only living boy in New York

G                                                   C                 G

The only living boy in New York .

G – C x3  C/B  Am  Am/G  D/F#   C

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel

G7 Dm C D7 G E7 C D7 G

C                           G     C              G                  F               C   G           C

When you’re weary. Feeling small. When tears are in your eyes

G        C    G

I will dry them all.

D/F#  Em   D                                      G

I’m on your side ohhhh when times get rough.

G7      Dm   C     A  D

And friends just can’t be found.

G7   Dm C              D7   G        E7               C      B     Em

Like a  bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

G7   Dm C                D7   G        E7            C      D7     G                 G – C x2

Like a  bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

C                G           C                    G                                   C

When you’re down and out.  When you’re on the streets.

F  C    G                    C       G         C    G

When an evening falls so hard. I will comfort you.

G   D/F#    Em      D                         G     G7

I’ll take your part ohhhh  when darkness comes.

Dm C        A   D

And pain is all around.

G7   Dm C           D7   G        Em           C        B     Em

Like a  bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

G7   Dm C                    D7   G        Em     C      D      G

Like a  bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

…(repeat intro progression)…

G7 Dm C D7 G E7 C D7 G

C               G          C         G   C

Sail on silver girl. Sail on by.

F    C                 G       C

Your time has come to shine.

G                                               C   G

All your dreams are on their way.

G   D/F#   Em   D                       G            G7

See how they shine ohhhhh and if you need a friend.

Dm      C     A       D

I’m sailing right behind.

G7   Dm C               D7   G        Em     C      B        Em

Like a  bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.

G7   Dm C             A7   G        Em     C      D                       Em  — G   Dm  Cdim? D7 G

Like a  bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind.

El Condor Pasa by Simon and Garfunkel

Em                                                   G

I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail
Em
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
G
I’d rather be a hammer than a nail
Em
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

C
Away, I d rather sail away
G
Like a swan that’s here and gone
C
A man gets tied up to the ground
G
He gives the world its saddest sound
Em
It s saddest sound

Em                                                       G
I’d rather be a forest than a street
Em
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
G
I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet
Em
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would

Instrumental Chorus:

C – G – C – G -Em

based on traditional Andean folk tunes.

Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground

G                                             C                                       G
Sometimes I feel so happy, sometimes I feel so sad.
————————-Em              C                            D                  G
Sometimes I feel so happy, But mostly you just make me mad.
C                          D            G
Baby, you just make me mad.
D                                             G
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.
D                                          G
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.

Thought of you as my mountain top,
Thought of you as my peak.
Thought of you as everything,
I’ve had but couldn’t keep.
I’ve had but couldn’t keep.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.

If I could make the world as pure
and strange as what I see,
I’d put you in the mirror,
I put in front of me.
I put in front of me.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.

Skip a life completely.
Stuff it in a cup.
She said, Money is like us in time,
It lies, but can’t stand up.
Down for you is up.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.

It was good what we did yesterday.
And I’d do it once again.
The fact that you are married,
Only proves, you’re my best friend.
But it’s truly, truly a sin.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes.

Union Maid by Woody Guthrie

G                                                        C                         G

There once was a union maid, she never was afraid

C                                                             G                                          A7                              D

Of goons and ginks and company finks and the deputy sheriffs who made the raid.

G                                                        C                         G
She went to the union hall when a meeting it was called,

C                                                              G             C                                  D      G
And when the Legion boys come ’round , She always stood her ground.

Chorus:

C                                                                       G

Oh, you can’t scare me, I’m sticking to the union,

 D                                                 G

I’m sticking to the union, I’m sticking to the union.

C                                                                       G

Oh, you can’t scare me, I’m sticking to the union,

 D                                                 G

I’m sticking to the union ’til the day I die.

This union maid was wise to the tricks of company spies,
She couldn’t be fooled by a company stool, she’d always organize the guys.
She always got her way when she struck for better pay.
She’d show her card to the National Guard
And this is what she’d say

You gals who want to be free, just take a tip from me;
Get you a man who’s a union man and join the ladies’ auxiliary.
Married life ain’t hard when you got a union card,
A union man has a happy life when he’s got a union wife.