Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man’s A Dustman  

    

              G         Bm     E          A             D

    Now here's a little story - to tell it is a must,

        G        Bm        E             A           A7        D

    about an unsung hero that moves away your dust.

                 A                    D           A                 D

    Some people make a fortune - other's earn a mint,

     A                           D                 A               A7            D     - D7

    my old man don't earn much - in fact....he's flippin'.....skint.

 

        G                                                                    D

Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,

                                                         D7                     G

he wears cor blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

                                                                                 C

He looks a proper narner in his great big hob nailed boots,

         D                                                   D7                      G

he's got such a job to pull ‘em up that he calls them daisy roots.


 

            G                                                                     D

Some folks give tips at Christmas, and some of them forget,

                                                      D7                          G

 so when he picks their bins up, he spills some on the steps.

                                                                          C

 Now one old man got nasty and to the council wrote,

        D                                                         D7                            G

next time my old man went 'round there, he punched him up the throat.

 

        G                                                                   D

Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,

                                                            D7                        G

he wears cor blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

 

 

   (spoken : ) “I say, I say, Les,

    I 'er...I found a police dog in my dustbin !”

    “How do you know he's a police dog ?”

    “He had a policeman with him.”

 

              G                                                                  D

Though my old man's a dustman, he's got an 'eart of gold,

                                                  D7            G

he got married recently though he's 86 years old.

                                                                                          C

We said, “Hear! Hang on, Dad, you're getting past your prime.”

       D                                                   D7                       G

He said, “Well, when you get to my         age, it helps to pass the time.”

 

        G                                                                    D

Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,

                                                         D7                     G

he wears cor blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

 

 

(spoken) “I say, I say, I say, my dustbins full of lilies.”

    “Well, throw 'em away then !”

    “I can't - Lilly's wearing them.”

 

                G                                                         D

Now one day whilst in a hurry, he missed a lady's bin,

                                                         D7                     G

he hadn't gone but a few yards, when she chased after him.

                                                                                         C

“What game do you think you're playing”  she cried right from the

heart.

                D                                                   D7                   G

“You've missed me, am I too late?”  - “Nah -  jump up on the cart”.

 

        G                                                                   D

Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,

                                                          D7                   G

he wears cor blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

 

 

(spoken : ) “I say, I say, I say.”     “What -  you again?”

    “My dustbin's absolutely full with toadstools.”

    “How do you know it's full ?”

    “Cos there's not much room inside!”

 

 

         G                                                                        D

He found a tiger's head one day nailed to a piece of wood,

                                                        D7                  G

the tiger looked quite miserable, but I suppose it should.

                                                                       C

Just then from out a window a voice began to wail,

              D                                          D7                     G

he said, “Oi! Where's me tigers head - four foot from it's tail”

 

        G                                                                   D

Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,

                                                         D7                     G

he wears cor blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

 

         G                                                               C

Next time you see a dustman looking all pale and sad,

          D                                     D7                    G

don't kick him in the dustbin, it might be my old dad.

                                                                                                       C

“What game do you think you're playing”  she cried right from the heart.

                D                                                   D7                   G

“You've missed me, am I too late?”  - “Nah -  jump up on the cart”.

 

        G                                                                   D

Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,

                                                          D7                   G

he wears cor blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

 

 

(spoken : ) “I say, I say, I say.”     “What -  you again?”

    “My dustbin's absolutely full with toadstools.”

    “How do you know it's full ?”

    “Cos there's not much room inside!”

 

 

         G                                                                        D

He found a tiger's head one day nailed to a piece of wood,

                                                        D7                  G

the tiger looked quite miserable, but I suppose it should.

                                                                       C

Just then from out a window a voice began to wail,

              D                                          D7                     G

he said, “Oi! Where's me tigers head - four foot from it's tail”

 

        G                                                                   D

Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,

                                                         D7                     G

he wears cor blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

 

         G                                                               C

Next time you see a dustman looking all pale and sad,

          D                                     D7                    G

don't kick him in the dustbin, it might be my old dad.


 Johnny Preston - Running Bear           

  A                                             D                              A

On the banks of the river stood Runnin' Bear, young Indian brave,

                                                          B7                   E

on the other side of the river stood his lovely Indian maid.

            A                                                   D                   A

Little White Dove was-a her name, such a lovely sight to see,

                                                                      E                      A

but their tribes fought with each other, so their love could never be.

 


Chorus

                D                          A                       E                       A

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love big as the sky.

                D                          A                       E                        A

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love that couldn't die.

 

                    A                                               D                  A

He couldn't swim the raging river, 'cause the river was too wide,

                                                                   B7               E

he couldn't reach Little White Dove waiting on the other side.

             A                                                  D                         A

In the moonlight he could see her throwing kisses 'cross the waves,

                                                              E                  A

her little heart was beating faster waiting there for her brave.


 

Chorus

                     A                                            D                   A

Runnin' Bear dove in the water, Little White Dove did the same,

                                                                        B7                         E

and they swam out to each other, through the swirling stream they came.

               A                                                            D                          A

As their hands touched and their lips met the ragin' river pulled them down,

                                                           E                       A

now they'll always be together in that happy hunting ground.  


 

Chorus         


The Everly Brothers - Cathy’s Clown  

   G   D   G   D   G   D   G


                         G D G   D      G      D   G

Don't want your lo…ove anymore,

           D           G   D G   D          G     D  G

don't want your ki...isses, that's for sure.

               Em                     C        D

I die each time I hear this sound :

                G D G               D        G         D  G

 Here he co...omes, that's Cathy's clown.  

 

                        G  C  G                      C              G    C  G

I've gotta stand tall,            you know a man can't crawl,

                       C                G              C                 G

but when he knows you tell lies, and he hears 'em passin' by,

                C        G   C   G

he's not a man at all.              

 

                       G D G   D      G    D  G

Don't want your lo…ove anymore,

           D            G   D G    D         G      D   G

don't want your ki...isses, that's for sure.

               Em                    C        D

I die each time I hear this sound

              G D G               D        G        D  G

Here he co...omes, that's Cathy's clown.

 

                                      G C G                C                   G C G

When you see me shed a tear,    and you know that it’s sincere,

                   C                  G                    C               G

don’t you think it’s kinda sad that you’re treatin’ me so bad,

       C                  G  C  G

 or don’t you even care

               

CHORUS

 

                    D        G      D  G              D          G      D  G

    + That's Cathy's clown.            That's Cathy's clown……


Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven


 G    D C G     D C G    D C G   D C

 

               G              C                  G            D C G

   Now there are three steps to heaven,

           G               C                      D

    just listen and you will plainly see !

            G                  G7          C                  Cm

    And as life travels on and things do go wrong,

            D        D7                             G        D C G

    just follow steps one, two and three.

 

 Chorus

     C                   D       C          G       G7

  Step one, you find a girl you love !

     C                   D        C             G        G7

  Step two, she falls in love with you !

     C                      D                         G

  Step three, you kiss and hold her tightly !

                    D                        D7           G

  Yeah that sure seems like heaven to me.

 

  D C G     D C G     D C G   D   C

 

            G                 C                   G           D C G

   The formula for heaven's very simple,

            G             C                          D

    just follow the rules and you will see.

            G                  G7          C                  Cm

    And as life travels on and things do go wrong,

            D        D7                             G       D C G

    just follow steps one, two and three.

 

   Chorus +       D C G    

 

             D        D7                             G       D C G   D C G    D C G

    Just follow steps one, two and three.

 


Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Please Don’t Tease


  Intro      D   G   DGD        D  G  A


            D           G         D            G        D           G           D        A

   You tell me that you love me baby, then you say you don't,

            D          G             D           G        E                          A

    you tell me that you'll come on over, then you say you won't.

            D           G        D    G        D            G          A

    You love me like a hurricane, then you start to freeze,

          G                      D               Bm      D     - A            D          A

    I'll give it to you straight right now, please       don't tease.

 

             D              G             D    G                D          G              D      A

   You come right out and tell me, you're out with someone new,

             D       G         D           G        E                           A

    you play it, oh, so doggon cool, I don't know what to do.

             D        G          D          G          D               G            A

    You never seem to answer me, you just don't hear my pleas,

          G                  D              Bm       D       A             D       

    I'll give it to you one more time, please        don't tease.

 

                               A                       D        G            D

   Oh please don't tease me, you know it hurts so much,

                               A                                                 A7

   come on and squeeze me, you know I need your tender touch.

 

   Repeat Verse 1      

   Instrumental

   Verse 2   &  Chorus

 

                  D           G         D            G        D           G           D      - A

   But you tell me that you love me baby, then you say you don't,

            D          G             D           G        E                          A

    you tell me that you'll come on over, then you say you won't.

            D           G        D    G        D            G          A

    You love me like a hurricane, then you start to freeze,

          G                  D              Bm       D       A             D          A

    I'll give it to you one more time, please        don't tease.

 

     D   G   DGD        D   G   D       


Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin’ All Over     

 

    D - C - D - C (2x)

 

         D                C       D            C                 D   C   D   C

   When you’re movin’ right up close to me,

       D            C                D            C              D   C   D  C   D

    that's when I get the shakes all over me.

       G                                                          D

    Quivers down my backbone, I get the shakes in my kneebone,

                      G                                      D

    yeah, the tremors in my thighbone,     

 

    Shakin' all over !

 

                            D - C - D - C (2x)

 

      D           C           D            C                  D   C   D   C

   Just the way you say goodnight to me,

      D          C         D      C                D   C   D  C   D

    brings a feeling on inside of me.

       G                                                          D

    Quivers down my backbone, I got the shakes in my kneebone,

                     G                                     D  

    yeah, but tremors in my backbone    

 

   Shakin' all over.

 

                                   D - C - D - C (2x)

 

   Instrumental

 

   D   C   D   C        G   G7   G   G7

 

   D   C   D   C               A   G   D   C   D   C

 

       G                                                          D

    Quivers down my backbone  I got the shakes in my kneebone,

                     G                                    D  

    yeah, but tremors in my backbone,     

 

    shakin' all over.

 

    D - C - D - C (2x)   D


Ricky Valance - Tell Laura I Love Her


      G                                 C                

   Laura and Tommy were lovers,   

            G                          C

    He wanted to give her everything,

     Em        Am                  D                 D7

    Flowers, presents, and most of all a wedding ring.

     G                                   C                 

      He saw a sign for a stock-car race,   

   G                                C

    A  thousand dollar prize it read.

           Em                       F

    He couldn` t get Laura on the phone,

         D                       D7

    So to her mother Tommy said.

 

    G                                                      Am

    Tell Laura, I love her -  tell Laura I need her,

                         G                            Am

    Tell Laura  I may be late - I`ve  something to do,

           D             G

    that cannot wait.

       G                                        C

     He drove his car to the racing ground,

    G                                     C

    He was the youngest driver there.

            Em                                F

    The crowd roared as they started the race,

                       D                                  D7

    Round the track they drove at a deadly pace.

      G                                    C

    No-one knows what happened that day,

    G                           C

    How his car overturned in flames.

          Em                                        F

    But as they pulled him from the twisted wreck,

                   D                            D7

    With his dying breath they heard him say.

 

    G                                                        Am

    Tell Laura, I love her  tell Laura I need her,

    G            Am                   D                                G

   Tell Laura not to cry -  my love for her  will never die.

 

    G                                 C               

    Now in the chapel Laura prays,    

    G                                   C

    For her Tommy who passed away,

              Em                     F

    It was just for Laura he lived and died,

       D                                         D7

    Alone in the chapel she can hear him cry

 

     G                                                        Am

    Tell Laura, I love her  tell Laura I need her,

    G            Am                   D                                G

   Tell Laura not to cry -  my love for her  will never die.


Elvis Presley – It’s Now Or Never

                                                   

                     E   B7   E

 

                      E                              F#m

   It's now or never, come hold me tight,

                       B7                         E

   Kiss me my darling, be mine tonight.

         Am                       E                        

   Tomorrow will be too late,

                      B7                             E

   It's now or never, my love won't wait.

 

                         E                                        F#m

   When I first saw you with your smile so tender,

                            B7                              E

    My heart was captured   my soul surrendered.

                                                          F#m

    I'd spend a lifetime waiting for the right time,

                                E                        B7       E

    Now that you `re near the time is here at last.

 

 

    Chorus

 

                        E                                  F#m

   Just like a willow, we would cry an ocean,

                    B7                                E

    If we lost true love and sweet devotion.

                                                           F#m

    Your lips excite me  let your arms invite me,

                                E                       H7          E

    For who knows when we'll meet again this way.

 

 

    Chorus

 

                       B7                            E

    It's now or never  my love won't wait,

                       B7                             E

    It's now or never  my love won't wait,

                       B7                             E

    It's now or never  my love won't wait.


Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely   

 

      G                               G                                        Am

     Dum dum dum  dumby doo wah  ooh yay yay yay yeah

                                C      D7              G        D7               G

    Oh oh oh oh woo         only the lonely         only the lonely

                    G

   Only the lonely (dum dum dum dumby doo wah)

                                         Am

    Know the way I feel tonight (ooh yay yay yay yeah)

                  D7

    Only the lonely (dum dum dum dumby doo wah)

                         C               G

    Know this feelin' ain't right (dum dum dum dumby doo wah)

                                  G                               G7

    There goes my baby, there goes my heart,

                                 C                     A7      D7

    They're gone forever   so far apart.

                            G                C   D7                            G

   But only the lonely know wh...y      I cry  only the lonely.

                                G                                             Am

    (Dum dum dum dumby doo wah  ooh yay yay yay yeah

                               C     - D7             G      - D7            G

    oh oh oh oh woo         only the lonely         only the lonely

                   G                                                            Am

   Only the lonely know the heartaches I've been through,

                  D7                   C                          G

    Only the lonely know I cried and cried for you.

                                                 G7

    Maybe tomorrow  a new romance

                    C                                   D

    No more sorrow   but that's the chance

                                        C                   D7                     G

    You gotta take  if your lonely heart breaks -  only the lonely.

    (Dum dum dum dumby doo wah)



Adam Faith – What Do You Want

 

    C  Am  C   Am  (2x)

 

         C               Am              C              Am

    What do you want, if you don't want money  

C                       Am                F              G

    What do you want, if you don't want gold  

     G7                   G               G7               G

    Say what you want and I'll give it you, darling,

     G7                                C

    Wish you wanted my love, baby.

 

 

         C               Am               C           Am

    What do you want, if you don't want ermine

C                       Am               F               G

    What do you want if you don't want pearls

     G7                   G               G7               G

    Say what you want and I'll give it you, darling,

     G7                             C  

    Wish you wanted my love, baby.

 

 

                    F                          C

    Well, I'm offering you this heart of mine,

                      F                  C

    But all you do is play it cool.

         D#                              C                               D#       G

    What do you want   Oh boy, you're making a fool of me

 

 

       C                 Am                     C          Am

    One of these days when you need my kissing,

C                       Am                     F            G

    One of these days when you want me, too,

     G7              G                G7        G

    Don't turn around ‘cause I'll be missing,

      G7                            C

    Then you'll wanta my love, baby.

  

                    F                     C

    Well, I'm offering you a diamond ring,

                      F                     C

    But all you do is turn me down.

        D#                               C                           D#          G

    What do you want   Oh boy, you're goin' to town on me  

 

(orig. moves up half a step to capo 6th here)

 

       C                 Am                     C          Am

    One of these days when you need my kissing,

C                       Am                     F            G

    One of these days when you want me, too,

     G7              G                G7        G

    Don't turn around ‘cause I'll be missing,

      G7                           C                 G7  C

    Then you'll wanta my love, baby.

               G7                          C                  G7  C

    Well, then you'll wanta my love, baby.

 


  Adam Faith - Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop)


    C         C

               Soft brown eyes that seem to say,

                             G

    Stay a while, I want to play,

 

    Would you, could you, do please stop,

              G7  

    He's a lonely pup in a Christmas shop.

 

        C

    Thank you, lady, thank you, sir,

                                                 G

    Is there someone else that you'd prefer

 

    He's not selfish, just a flop,

                      G7                                                   C  C7

    Though he wags his tail in a Christmas shop.

  

      F                  C                   G                             C

    Mister Santa, if you would send him someone, oh, so good,

      F                          C                           G                G7

    Someone who will take him home for ev'ryone to see.

 

         C

    Christmas time, a Christmas tree

                          G

    With a happy family,

 

    Pity him, he's got no pop,

              G7                                                 C   C7

    He's a lonely pup in a Christmas shop.

 

 

   Chorus

 

   Original song moves up half a tone here

 

 

   Repeat verse 3

 


 Charlie Drake - Mr Custer  


    Am

    (Indians howling)

 

            C                                        G                                         C

   That famous day in history the men of the 7th Cavalry went riding on.

             

    And from the rear a voice was heard,

          G                                                                    C

    A brave young man with a trembling voice rang loud and clear

                         E

    “What am I doin' here?”

  

       Am                     Dm                 Am

   Please Mr. Custer,   I don't wanna go !

    Am                      Dm                            Am

    Hey, Mr. Custer,  please don't make me go !

    Dm                                      Am

    I had a dream last night about the comin' fight,

    Dm                                               E                            E

    Somebody yelled "attack!"  - and there I stood with an arrow in my back.

      Am                      Dm                Am

    Please Mr. Custer,  I don't wanna go (forward ho!!), oh !

  

    Dm

    Spoken

 

    Look at them bushes out there.

                 Am

    They're moving and there's a indian behind every one.

                                       Dm                                                          Am

    Hey, Mr. Custer, you mind if I be excused the rest of the afternoon?

                                                   Dm

    Hey, Charlie, duck yer head            (Thunking arrow sound)

                                                     Am

    Hmm, you're a little bit late on that one, Charlie

 

    Hooh, I bet that smarts! “

  

        C

    They were sure of victory,

             G                                        C

    The men of the 7th Cavalry, as they rode on.

 

    But then from the rear a voice was heard,

             G                                                                        C

    That same brave voice with the trembling word rang loud and clear :

                         E

    “What am I doin' here?”

  

        Am                     Dm               Am

   Please Mr. Custer,   I don't wanna go !

                                  Dm                              Am

    Listen, Mr. Custer,   please don't make me go !

                    Dm                                           Am

    There's a redskin waitin' out there, just waiting to take my hair,

        Dm                                      E                                      E

    A coward I've been called  -  I don't wanna end up dead or bald.

       Am                     Dm                Am

    Please Mr. Custer,  I don't wanna go  - forward ho

  

                                                          Dm

   Spoken

 

   I wonder what the indian word for friend is

                                  Am

    Let's see - friend -  manjana -  that's it !

                                                                         Dm

    Hey out there - Manjana   (Another thunking arrow sound)

                     Am-

    Nope, that isn't it. Look at them.

   Dm

    They're runnin' around like a bunch of wild Indians, heh, heh, heh

                               Am

    This ain't no time for joking  (whirring arrow heard) ….

                                                                                                     Dm

    They're runnin' around like a bunch of wild Indians, heh, heh, heh

                               Am

    This ain't no time for joking  (whirring arrow heard) ….

 


Cliff Richard – I Love You

 

   Your love means more to me than

   A                                       D      E

    All the apples hanging on a tree and

  A                                     D             E                 A    

    Like those apples our love will grow because I   -   I love you.

 

    A                                D        E

      Your love means more to me than

   A                                        D        E

      All the fishes swimming in the sea and

  A                                     D                       E                 A  

      Like those fishes my heart begins to swim because I - I love you.

 

       D                A            D         A

    I love you, I want you for my own,

  B7                                   - D                                        E

    I need you near to me,      more than anyone could ever know.

 

    A                               D              E

       Your love means so much more than

    A                                      D       E

       All the loves I've ever had before so

   A                              D     E                     A  

       Please believe what I say because I - I love you.

                                                                                   

       Repeat verse 3 as instrumental   

                   A

        . . . .    I love you.   

 

         D                A            D         A

      I love you, I want you for my own,

   B7                                            D                                         E

      I need you so much more,  more than anyone could ever know.

 

    A                                              D       E               

      Everyone knows one and one is two,

   A                                   D                E

      I'm the one and the other one’s you, so

   A                                      D          E                    A  

      Let’s get together and you will see how much I - I love you.

   A                                       D           E                   A   

      Let’s get together and you will see how much  -  I love you.

  


  The Brothers Four – Greenfields

 

    Am  Dm  Am   E

 

     Am                       Dm           Am                    E

    Once there were green fields,   kissed by the sun.

     Am                      Dm                 Am                 E

    Once there were valleys where rivers used to run.

       F                        G                       C                          A

    Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above,

     Dm                     G            Am             E

    Once they were part of an everlasting love.

    Am                Dm                 Am   E                    F       Am   Dm  E

    We were the lovers who strolled    through greenfields.

 

 

      Am                   Dm          Am                         E

    Greenfields are gone now,   parched by the sun,

     Am                  Dm                 Am                E

    Gone from the valleys where rivers used to run.

      F                     G                      C                  A

    Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart,

     Dm                 G             Am                           E

    Gone with the lovers who let their dreams depart.

       Am                  Dm                Am  E                F     Am   Dm   E

    Where are the greenfields that  we  used to roam.

    F                                                             C

    I`ll never know what made you run away.

       F                                                                                C

    How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the day,

  Am           F                Dm                     F

   I only know there´s nothing here for me.

     Am                  Dm                                  E

    Nothing in this wide world left for me to see.

 

          Am               Dm   Am            E

   But I`ll keep on waiting    till you return,

   Am               Dm       Am                     E

    I`ll keep on waiting until the day you learn.

   F                         G                  C                           A

    You can`t be happy while your heart`s on the roam.

   Dm                     G         Am                    E

    You can`t be happy until you bring it home,

     Am                Dm                  Am-E           Am     Dm  Am  E  Am

    Home to the greenfields and   me   once again

 

 Tommy Roe – Sheila

 

          D                A                 G                      A

       Sweet little Sheila, you`ll know her, if you see her,

   D          G                 D      A              D             A

       Blue eyes and a pony tail,  her cheeks are rosy,

               G                            A             D            G              D  A

       She loves me and she shows me, hey, this little girl is fine. 

 

          D                  A    G                  A

       Never knew a girl like the little Sheila,

    D                 G       D                A           D             A

       Her very name drives me insane.   Sweet little girl,

          G                     A        D                   G        D

        That`s my little Sheila,  hey, this little girl is mine.

     A

 

         Chorus

        Me and Sheila go for a ride,

               G                                 D

        I`m telling you, I`m feeling funny inside.

           A

        Then little Sheila whispers in my ear,

               G                        D

        I`m telling you, girl, I love you Sheila, dear.

 

           D                    A                     G                        A

       Sheila says she loves me, she says she`ll never leave me,

     D          G              D       A     D                  A

       True love could never die.  I`ll be really happy

              G                    A          D                   G       D   A

       Just me and her together,  hey, this little girl is fine.

 

          D                  A    G                   A

       Never knew a girl like the little Sheila,

    D                 G       D                A

       Her very name drives me insane.

           D            A     G                       A

       Sweet little girl, that`s my baby Sheila,

        D                   G        D  A

       Hey, this little girl is mine.

 

        Chorus

 

          Repeat Verse 3 and:

 

         D                   G       D   A

         Hey, this little girl is fine     - repeat & fade


 Ray Charles - I Can`t Stop Loving You


   D                    G                                            D

     I can`t stop loving you, I`ve made up my mind,

                     A                                     D      D7

To live in memory of the lonesome time.

                          G                                        D

     I can`t stop wanting you, it`s useless to say,

                     A                    A7                      D    G   D

     So I`ll just live my life in dreams of yesterday.

 

                            D      D7                     G

     Those happy hours     that we once knew,

                         D                                   A     A7

     Though long ago, they still make me blue.

                            D   D7                           G

     They say that time   heals the broken heart,

                                    D   A           A7                D    D7

      But time has stood still    since we`ve been apart.

  

       Repeat Verse 1

 

       Repeat Verse 2

 

       Repeat Verse 1

 

Pat Boone – Speedy Gonzales

     G

        It was a moonlight night in old Mexico.

    I walked along between some old adobe haciendas

   Suddenly, I heard the plaintive cry of a young Mexican girl:

 

             G                       Em                        C                        D7

    La la la, la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

 

                                                                    G                                     Em

    You'd better come home, Speedy Gonzales, way from Cannery Row,

                           C                                             D7

    Stop all your drinkin' with that floozie named Flo.

                                             G                                                 Em

    Come on home to your adobe, and slap some mud on the wall.

                                               C     D7                                               G C G

    The roof is leakin' like a strainer,    there's lots of roaches in the hall.

  

     Chorus

                          C                                                                        G

    Speedy Gonzales (Speedy Gonzales), why don't you come home?

                          C                                                                                     D7

    Speedy Gonzales (Speedy Gonzales), how come you leave me all alone

 

   (Hey, Rosita! I have to go shopping downtown for my mother.  She needs

                                                        G                             Em       C       D

   some tortillas and chili peppers!)   La, la la la la la la la la .....

 

 

                                                G                                               Em

    Your dog is gonna have a puppy, and we're runnin' out of Coke.

                                       C                                           D7

    No enchiladas in the icebox, and the television's broke.

                                                     G                                                         Em

    I saw some lipstick on your sweatshirt, I smell some perfume in your ear.

                                                 C     D7                                                    G-C-G

   Well, if you're gonna keep a-messin', don't bring your business back-a here.

 

    Chorus

                          C                                                                        G

    Speedy Gonzales (Speedy Gonzales), why don't you come home?

                          C                                                                                     D7

    Speedy Gonzales (Speedy Gonzales), how come you leave me all alone

 

   (Hey, Rosita! I have to go shopping downtown for my mother.  She needs

                                                        G                             Em       C       D

   some tortillas and chili peppers!)   La, la la la la la la la la .....

 

 

  (Hey, Rosita, come quick! Down at the Cantina they've got

                                                        G                           Em         C      D

   Some green stamps with tequila!)  La, la la la la la la la la, la.....

    G                           Em      C   D

   La, la la la la la la la la, la ....            

 


 Mark Wynter - Venus In Blue Jeans


    C  Em   Dm   G

 

    C  Em   Dm   G

  

                C           Em                      Dm              G    C

    She's Venus in blue jeans, Mona Lisa with a ponytail.

    Dm          G                  Em     Am   D                          G

    She's a walkin' talkin' work of art, she's the girl who stole my heart.

            C          Em                     Dm            G    C

    My Venus in blue jeans is the Cinderella I adore.

     Dm           G                Em    Am     Dm  G               C

    She's my very special angel too, a fairy tale come true. 

 

               F                                     Em

   They say there's seven wonders in the world,

            Dm                    G        C

    But what they say is out of date.

                    F                                    Em

    There's more than seven wonders in this world,

        D                        G

    I just met number eight. 

 

            C          Em               Dm               G               Em    A

    My Venus in blue jeans is ev'rything I hoped she'd be,

       Dm        G          Em     Am           Dm            G     G7  C    Em  Dm  G

    A teenage goddess from above, and she - - - belongs to me.

  

     Key Moves Up One Semi Tone Here 

 

            C          Em               Dm               G               Em     A

    My Venus in blue jeans is ev'rything I hoped she'd be,

       Dm          G           Em     Am           Dm            G       G7  

    A teenage goddess from above, and she - - - belongs             

          C     Em   Dm   G         C     Em   Dm   G

     To me.

 

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