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atomicpope
Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:08 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 781 Location: Knawksville, TN
Sorry, no tabs here, I've been playing ukulele for exactly 5 weeks. but I will furnish downloads of the song and lyrics if anyone wants to give them a shot. Thanks in advance!

Here's the first one
http://vimeo.com/8400874


WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICA

I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
To find out where I want to live

I went down to the station to sing my little song
I went down to the station to sing my little song
And the officer told me boy you best be moving on
To find out where I want to live

Went up to the country to get some peace of mind
Went up to the country to just to get some of mind
Everywhere around me had No Tresspassing Signs
To find out where I want to live

I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
To find out where I want to live

Volunteered my time to support a candiate for peace
Volunteered my time to support a candiate for peace
Now I'm standing in under water and it's almost neck deep
To find out where I want to live

And I keep on walking til the road's underneath my shoes
And I keep on walking til the road's underneath my shoes
I get up the crossraods and I know which one I'll choose
Cause I found out where I want to live

I want to live in Woody Guthrie's America
I want to live in Woody Guthrie's America
I want to live in Woody Guthrie's America
Thet's where I'l lay my head and call it home


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atomicpope
Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:19 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 781 Location: Knawksville, TN
http://soundcloud.com/brooklynskiclub/spirit-family-reunion-100-greenback-dollar-bills

100 GREENBACK DOLLAR BILLS

Grab your purse we're heading down the road
Where the whisper winds will blow away your load
One hundered years of history's calling
And I can't wait til night has fallen
To bring me what I'm wantin'

100 greenback dollar bills
A little tin box for your pills
We're going up above the hills my darling
A knife to cut the bottle cork
A raincoat(?) keeps away the smoke(?)
I took the weekend off of work my darling

I don't know how much better it's gonna get
You said you can taste the whiskey in your cigarette
if there's one thing I know for certain
whiskey takes away the hurtin'
Well take my hand and put it in your hand

100 greenback dollar bills
A little tin box for your pills
We're going up above the hills my darling
A knife to cut the bottle cork
A raincoat(?) keeps away the smoke(?)
I took the weekend off of work my darling
So let this fire burn on through the night

Write up your ma write up your pa
Tell em about out country fight
You got your purse I got my hat
We might not ever make it back
That's good with me if it's good with you

100 greenback dollar bills
A little tin box for your pills
We're going up above the hills my darling
A knife to cut the bottle cork
A raincoat(?) keeps away the smoke(?)
I took the weekend off of work now darling

lala lala lala......
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atomicpope
Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:30 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 781 Location: Knawksville, TN
http://www.friendswithbotharms.com/2010/08/03/spirit-family-reunion-introducing-taylor-brown/

ON THAT DAY

There will be fire on the hill
There will be no devil for the kill
There will be no warning sign
Just the clothes upon a line
On that Day

There will be no secret battle cry
No bright illumination from the sky
No savior resurrection
March in that slow procession
On that day

There will no gathering of hands
As the fiddler strays from the band
and the enemy you'll see
might have a face like you are me
On that day

And the thread will snap
And the seam will show
and the mercury has nowhere left to go
So deconstruct the fences
and pay down the old expenses
All for that day
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atomicpope
Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:52 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 781 Location: Knawksville, TN
http://www.friendswithbotharms.com/2010/08/03/spirit-family-reunion-introducing-taylor-brown/

WHEN MY NAME IS SPOKEN

It will roll in from the east like a ships return from sea
It will ring out from the west across golden valleys
Rising up from the south that's where I want to be
If someone is calling me

When my name is spoken I will answer
When my name is spoken I will answer
I will lay down my worries and my......
I ain't got no friend like you

It's whispered and rumbling where raging waters flow
It's hidden in the shadow where hungry men do go
I've seen it laid before me like an angel in the snow
When someone is calling me

When my name is spoken I will answer
When my name is spoken I will answer
I will lay down my worries and my......
I ain't got no friend like you

Have you listened with your ear pressed frimly to the ground
And have you lifted up your head to hear the emanating sound
Have you really given thought to all the precious things you found
Cause someone is calling you

When my name is spoken I will answer
When my name is spoken I will answer
I will lay down my worries and my......
I ain't got no friend like you
no I ain't got no friend like you
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Dan
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:44 pm Reply with quote
Tearin' it Down Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 207 Location: Rockland County NY
The Chords
Woody's America
G
I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
C
I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
G
I've traveled all around this land about 24 years
D..............C....................G
To find out where I want to live
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Dan
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:50 pm Reply with quote
Tearin' it Down Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 207 Location: Rockland County NY
WHEN MY NAME IS SPOKEN
Key of A (Played in G capoed 2 probably)


G...................................C................................G
It will roll in from the east like a ships return from sea
..........D................................C..................G
It will ring out from the west across golden valleys
G.........................................C......................G
Rising up from the south that's where I want to be
G..................D,,,,,,,,,G
If someone is calling me
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Dan
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:14 pm Reply with quote
Tearin' it Down Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 207 Location: Rockland County NY
100 GREENBACK DOLLAR BILLS

100 Greenbacks

Key of G

G D G turn around to kick it off

Verse -
C.............................D.......................G
Grab your purse we're heading down the road
C.......................................D...................G
Where the whisper winds will blow away your load
.......................C ...................................
One hundered years of history's calling
................G
And I can't wait til night has fallen
D...........................D7
To bring me what I'm wantin'
Chorus -
G
100 greenback dollar bills
C
A little tin box for your pills
D...................................................G
We're going up above the hills my darling
G
A knife to cut the bottle cork
C
A raincoat(?) keeps away the smoke(?)
D...................................................G
I took the weekend off of work my darling
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Dan
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Tearin' it Down Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 207 Location: Rockland County NY
ON THAT DAY

Key of G

G .................C............G
There will be fire on the hill
G.......................................D
There will be no devil for the kill
C
There will be no warning sign
G...............................C
Just the clothes upon a line
G...............C................G
On that Day -ay-ay-ay-ay-ay
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caveman
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:51 pm Reply with quote
Raisin' a Ruckus Joined: 18 Jan 2011 Posts: 70 Location: Livingston,Tn
I was thinkin (raincoat keeps away the stork) on 100 greenback dollar bills.
maybe?
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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:34 pm Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3657 Location: Joe's Cornfield
"raincoat keeps away the storm" would make sense but I'm not sure if that's what I hear.

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atomicpope
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:48 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 781 Location: Knawksville, TN
so basically all you need to know is D, C, and G right?

Easy enough

i bought on of the songbooks, but it only has 4 or 5 songs...and couple of them i have never heard.
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GumboStu
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:43 am Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3657 Location: Joe's Cornfield
Put The Back-seat Down is in E
but i reckon it's played with a capo on 4 using C, F and G shapes

C Come on down the broken stair
take the F curler from your hair
de- G -pression's all around
But I don't C care
You're all dressed up like on New Year's Day
the F world is changed so they say
G it don't change me feeling this C way

Let the G banjo play
let it C wash your sins away C7
F swing and turn and C sing
hey hey G hey G7
put the C back-seat down throw your G arms around
when the hammer rings
it don't C mean a thing
coz all my money's gone
so put your G good dress on
put the back-seat down we're going down F down C down

so hand me down your busted jeans
they're sitting around here too damn clean
i don't really like
the way that seems
take the glasses from your eyes
take your prayers out of the sky
the devil wears a familiar disguise

Let the banjo play ....

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Dan
Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:24 pm Reply with quote
Tearin' it Down Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 207 Location: Rockland County NY
I just came back to finally print up these lead sheets for myself.

BTW your Atomic Holiness... You picked the exact 4 songs I wanted to transcribe anyway, and saved me the trouble of typing out all the words to do it. Thanks.
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Dan
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:46 am Reply with quote
Tearin' it Down Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 207 Location: Rockland County NY
I was just listening to it Caveman is Right, " Raincoat keeps away the Stork" as in a condom.
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atomicpope
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:27 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 30 Sep 2009 Posts: 781 Location: Knawksville, TN
Yup! most certainly is stork. you can hear it on the new album.

There's a lyric sheet in the new CD..it's the size of an LP and says Side 1 and Side 2, so I imagine it will also be the same insert in the vinyl release.

Anyone want to transcribe any of the other songs?
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GumboStu
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:46 pm Reply with quote
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Leave your troubles, troubles at the gate
don't let history lie to you and tell you it's too late
The other side is sweeter with the freedom from the weight
You better leave your troubles at the gate

When that stormy winter passes and the snow return to see
On that misty horizon when you finally can see
That land you never thought about but always knew was there
You better leave yeah, you better leave

You can study all the train tracks like the lines inside your hand
You can travel many places underneath the land
But when that tunnel finally opens and the tracks begin to rise
You better leave, yeah, you better leave

chorus

Well you know the time is right just like waves crashing on the shore
So my friend don't force it all you will be lost and nothing more
But when your hand is finally fixed upon the knob on that great door
You better leave, yeah, you better leave

chorus

Oh! Sir I cannot prophesise what's fixed up in the sky
And the only gate I ever knew resides inside my mind
But trouble is a cancer and like a fool I'm 'fraid I'll die
When I leave, ah, when I leave

chorus

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