Two Chord Songs

POLLY WOLLY DOODLE

(F) Oh I went down south for to see my girl

Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the (C) day

My Sal she is a saucy girl,

Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the (F) day.

 

CHORUS:

(F) Fare thee well, fare thee well

Fare the well my fairy (C) fay

For I'm goin' to Louisiana, for to see my Susyanna

Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the (F) day

 

(F) Grasshopper sitting on a railroad track

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the (C) day

He was picking his teeth with a carpet tack,

Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the (F) day

 

I came to a river and I couldn't get across

Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

I jumped on a gator and thought he was a hoss

Singing Polly, Wolly Doodle all the day.

 

Oh my Sal she is a maiden fair

Sing  Polly, Wolly Doodle all the day

With laughing eyes and curly hair

Sing Polly, Wolly Doodel all the day.

 

He sneezed so hard with the whooping cough

sing Polly, Wolly Doodle all the day

He sneezed his hair and his tail right off

Sing Polly, Wolly Doodle all the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOU, LOU, SKIP TO MY LOU  (in (F))

Chorus:

(F) Lou, Lou Skip to my Lou

(C) Lou, Lou Skip to my Lou

(F) Lou, Lou Skip to my Lou

(C) Skip to my Lou My (F) Darling

 

Verse 1

Flies in the Buttermilk, Shoo Fly Shoo!

Chorus

Verse 2

Lost my partner , what'll I Do?

Chorus

Verse 3

 I'll find another one prettier than you 

Chorus

                         

 

HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGY IN THE WINDOW


Chorus:

How (C) much is that doggy in the (G7) window

The one with the waggely (C) tail

How much is that doggy in the (G7) window

I do hope that doggy's for (C)  sale

 

I must take a trip to  Cali (G7) fornia

And leave my poor sweetheart  a (C) lone

If he has a dog he won't be (G7)  lonesome

And the doggy will have a good (C) home

 

Chorus:

 

I read in the paper there are (G7) robbers 

with flashlights that shine in the (C) dark

My love needs a doggy to protect (G7) him

And scare them away with one (C) bark

 

I don't want a bunny or a (G7) kitty

I don't want a parrot that (C) talks

I don't want a bowl of little (G7)  fishies

He can't take a goldfish for a (C) walk.

 

Chorus:

 

There Ain't  No Bugs on Me  

                    Can be played with F and C7


Chorus:

               C                     C

Oh there ain't no bugs on me

          C                        G7
There ain't no bugs on me

         G7                    G7   
There may be bugs on some of you mugs

              G7                     C
But there ain't no bugs on me

 

               C                                   C
Well, the Juney bug comes in the month of June

       C                                G7
The lightning bug comes in May

 G7                        G7   
Bed bug comes just any old time

          G7                        C
But, he's  not going to stay

Chorus

            C                           C
Well, a bull frog sittin' on a lily pad

  C                        G7
Looking up at the sky

      G7                                G7   
The lily pad broke and the frog fell in

             G7                 C
He got water all in his eye...ball

Chorus

        C              C
Mosquito he fly high

       C              G7
Mosquito he fly low

   G7                  G7   
If old mosquito lands on me

      G7                          C
He ain't a gonna fly no mo'

Chorus

     C                          C

A peanut sittin' on a railroad track
       C                    G7

His heart was all a flutter
   G7                G7   

Along come a choo-choo on the track

 G7                         C

Toot! Toot! Peanut butter!

Chorus

        C                      C

Chorus:

               C                     C

Oh there ain't no bugs on me

          C                        G7
There ain't no bugs on me

         G7                    G7   
There may be bugs on some of you mugs

              G7                     C
But there ain't no bugs on me

 

               C                                   C
Well, the Juney bug comes in the month of June

       C                                G7
The lightning bug comes in May

 G7                        G7   
Bed bug comes just any old time

          G7                        C
But, he's  not going to stay

Chorus

            C                           C
Well, a bull frog sittin' on a lily pad

  C                        G7
Looking up at the sky

      G7                                G7   
The lily pad broke and the frog fell in

             G7                 C
He got water all in his eye...ball

Chorus

        C              C
Mosquito he fly high

       C              G7
Mosquito he fly low

   G7                  G7   
If old mosquito lands on me

      G7                          C
He ain't a gonna fly no mo'

Chorus

     C                          C

A peanut sittin' on a railroad track
       C                    G7

His heart was all a flutter
   G7                G7   

Along come a choo-choo on the track

 G7                         C

Toot! Toot! Peanut butter!

Chorus

        C                      C

Well little bugs have littler bugs
       C                     G7

Up on their backs to bite 'em
               G7                         G7   

And the littler bugs have still littler bugs
       G7          C

And so ad infinitum

Chorus

    C                          C

As I went walking through the woods
  C                             G7

Humming a tune so gaily
         G7                           G7   

The wind come whistling through the trees
          G7            C

And froze my ukelele

Chorus

        C                              C

Oh there ain't no flies on me
          C                        G7

There ain't no flies on me
             G7                  G7   

There may be flies on some of you guys
                G7                   C

But there ain't no flies on me



                C                             C

Oh, there ain't no lobsters on me
            C                            G7

There, ain't no lobsters on me
            G7                         G7   

There may be lobsters on some of you mobsters
                G7                        C

But there ain't no lobsters on me

         C                            C

Oh it ain't gonna rain no more no more
    C                             G7

It ain't gonna rain no more
G7                            G7   

How in the heck can I wash my neck
             G7                          C

When it ain't gonna rain no more?

 

Well little bugs have littler bugs
       C                     G7

Up on their backs to bite 'em
               G7                         G7   

And the littler bugs have still littler bugs
       G7          C

And so ad infinitum

Chorus

    C                          C

As I went walking through the woods
  C                             G7

Humming a tune so gaily
         G7                           G7   

The wind come whistling through the trees
          G7            C

And froze my ukelele

Chorus

        C                              C

Oh there ain't no flies on me
          C                        G7

There ain't no flies on me
             G7                  G7   

There may be flies on some of you guys
                G7                   C

But there ain't no flies on me

Chorus:

                C                             C

Oh, there ain't no lobsters on me
            C                            G7

There, ain't no lobsters on me
            G7                         G7   

There may be lobsters on some of you mobsters
                G7                        C

But there ain't no lobsters on me

         C                            C

Oh it ain't gonna rain no more no more
    C                             G7

It ain't gonna rain no more
G7                            G7   

How in the heck can I wash my neck
             G7                          C

When it ain't gonna rain no more?

THE  BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

  2,3 (C) I had a dream so big and loud

I reached right out and touched the clouds

(F)  Woh o o o o o o  (Who o o o o o o)

I (C) stretched my hand out to the sky

We danced with monsters through the night

 

(F) Woh o o o o o o ( Woh o o o o o o)

(C) I'm never gonna look back Wo oh

I'm never gonna give it up  oh no

(F) Please don't wake me now!  2,3,4!

 

 

 

 

 

   (C) Woh o o o o o Woh  o o o o o (F)  Li - fe

    (Boys)                           This is gonna be the                             best day of my (F) Li - fe

      (All) My Li -I - I -I  - I - fe  ( repeat last 3 lines)  

 

I (C) howled at the moon with friends, 

   And the sun came crashing in

   (F) Wo o o o o oh (echo)

  (C) But all the possibilities

    No Limits just epiphanies

   (F) Wo o o o o oh (echo)

   (C) I'm never gonna look back Wo - oh

      Never gonna give it up, oh no!

    (F) No please don't wake me now. 2! 3! 4!

      

 

 (Girls) (C) Woh o o o o o Woh  o o o o o (F)  Li - fe

 

    (Boys)                           This is gonna be the                             best day of my (F) Li - fe

 

      (All) My Li -I - I -I  - I - fe  ( repeat last 3 lines) 

  

(C) I hear it calling outside my window

II feel,it in my soul (soul)

The stars were burning so bright 

The sun was out 'til midnight

I say we lose control (Control)

 

(Girls)  Woh o o o o o Woh o o o o  (F) Li - I - fe

(Boys)  This is gonna be the best day of my (F) Li-I-fe

(All) my li - i - i -i - fe     (Repeat last three lines - End on (C) ) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU SLEEPING (Frere Jacques)

 

Use the following chord sequence through the whole song:

      1                2           3   4

       (C)           (G7)      (C) (C) 

      Are           you        sleeping    (X2)

      Bro          ther        John          (X2)

      Morning    bells are ringing      (X2)

      Ding         Dang       Dong         (X2)

 

       Frere Jacques    Frere Jacques

       Dormez - vows    Dormez Vous

       Sol et La Matinée   Sol et La Matinée

       Ding Dang Dong   Ding Dang Dong

Dem  Bones

 

Dem (C) bones, Dem bones, dem dry bones

Dem (G7) bones, Dem bones, dem (C) dry bones

Dem bones, Dem bones, dem dry bones

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord.

 

Ezekial (C) connected them, dry bones

Ezekial (G7) connected them, (C) dry bones

 

 Ezekial connected them, dry bones

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord

 

 

The (C) toe bone’s connected to the foot bone

The (G7) foot bone’s connected to the ankle (C) bone

The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord.

 

The (C) leg bone’s connected to the knee bone

The (G7) knee bone’s connected to the thigh  (C) bone

The thigh  bone’s connected to the hip bone

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord

 

Dem (C) bones, Dem bones, dem dry bones

Dem (G7) bones, Dem bones, dem (C) dry bones

Dem bones, Dem bones, dem dry bones

Now hear the (G7) word of the Lord.

 

The (C) hip bone’s connected to the back bone

The (G7) back bone’s connected to the neck  (C) bone

The neck bone’s connected to the head bone

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord

 

The (C) finger  bone’s connected to the hand bone

The (G7) hand bone’s connected to the arm  (C) bone

The arm bone’s connected to the shoulder bone

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord

 

Dem (C) bones, Dem bones, gonna walk around 

Dem (G7) bones, Dem bones, gonna(C) walk around

Dem bones, Dem bones, gonna walk around 

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord.

Now hear the (G7) word of the (C) Lord!

HUSH LITTLE BABY 

 

(C) Hush, little baby, don't (G7) say a word,

Papa's gonna  buy you a (C) mockingbird.

If that mocking (G7) bird  don't sing,

Pappa's gonna buy you a (C) diamond ring.

And if that diamond (G7) ring turns brass,

Pappa's gonna buy you a (C) looking glass.

And if that looking (G7) glass gets broke,

Pappa's gonna buy you a (C) billy goat.

And if that billy (G7) goat wont pull,

Pappa's gonna buy you a (C) cart and bull.

And if that cart and (G7) bull turn over,

Pappa's gonna buy you a (C) dog named Rover.

And if that dog named (G7) Rover won't bark.

Pappa's gonna to buy you a (C) horse and cart.

And if that horse and (G7) cart fall down,

Well you'll still be the sweetest little (C) baby in town. 

PICK A BALE OF COTTON

Gonna (F)jump down turn around pick a bale of cotton

Gonna jump down turn around, pick a (C7) bale a (F) day

Gonna jump down, turn around pick a bale of cotton

Gonna jump down, turn around pick a (C7) bale a (F) day

 

(F) O Lordy, pick a bale of cotton

O Lordy, (C7) pick a   bale a (F) day

O Lordy, pick a bale of cotton

O Lordy, (C7)  pick a  bale a (F) day

 

(F) Cotton needs a picking , so bad

Cotton needs a picking, (C7) so bad

(F) Cotton needs a picking so bad

I'm gonna pick all (C7) over this (F) field 

 

Riff:

                (F)                               (C7) (F)

A String:       0 0 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 

E String: 1 1                            3 1 1 1

Achy Breaky Heart

 

(F) You can tell the world you never was my girl

You can burn my clothes up when I'm (C) gone

You can tell your friends just what what a fool I've been

And laugh and joke about me on the (F) phone

 

(F) you can tell my arms, go back into the farm

you can tell my feet to hit the (C) floor

You can tell my lips to tell my fingertips

They won't be reaching out for you no (F) more

 

Chorus:

 

But (F) don't tell my heart, my achy breaky heart

I just don't think he'll under (C) stand

If you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart

He might blow up and kill this (F) man

 

(F) Tell your Aunt Louise, tell her anything you please

Myself really knows I'm not (C) OK

You can tell my eyes to watch out for my mind

It might be walking out on me one (F) day

 

Chorus:

 

 

HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS

 

He's got the (C) whole world in his hands

He's got the (G7) whole wide world (C) in his hands

He's got the whole world in his hands

He's got the (G7)  whole world in his (C)  hands

 

He's got the little bitty baby ....

 

He's got you and me brother ....

 

He's got you and me sister ....

 

He's got the mamas and the papas ....

 

He's got everybody here ....

 

 

THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER

The (C)  more we get together, to (G7) gether

to (C)  gether

The (C) more we get together the (G7)happier 

we'll (C) be

'Cause (G7) your friends are (C) my friends

And (G7) my friends are (C)  your friends

The (C) more we get together, the (G7)happier

We'll (C)  be.

 

'Cause my house is your house and your house is my house ......

ROCK MY SOUL

 

(C) Rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham

(G7)  Rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham

(C)  Rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham

(G7)  Oh rock - a my   (C)  soul

 

So high you can't get over it ....

 

So low you can't get under it ...

 

So wide you can't get around it......

 

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS


The (F) wheels on the bus go round and round

(C) round and round, round and round

The (F) wheels on the bus go round and round

(C) all day (F) long

 

The driver on the bus says "Move along Please" ..

 

The horn on the bus goes "Toot, Toot, Toot"...

 

The mummies on the bus go "Natter, Natter, Natter" ....

 

The babies on the bus go "Wah, Wah, Wah"...

 

 

 

CLEMENTINE

CHORUS

(C) Oh my darling, oh my darling,  Oh my darling, Clemen (G7) tine!

You are lost and gone for (C) ever  Dreadful (G7) sorry, Clemen (C) tine! 

 

Verse

(C) In a cavern, in a canyon,  Excavating for a (G7) mine

Dwelt a miner,  forty (C) niner,  And his (G7) daughter, Clemen (C) tine

 

Repeat Chorus

Light she was and like a fairy,
And her shoes were number nine
Herring boxes, without topses,
Sandals were for Clementine.

Repeat Chorus

Drove she ducklings to the water
Ev'ry morning just at nine,
Hit her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine.

Repeat Chorus

Ruby lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles, soft and fine,
But, alas, I was no swimmer,
So I lost my Clementine.

Repeat Chorus

How I missed her! How I missed her,
How I missed my Clementine,
But I kissed her little sister,
I forgot my Clementine.

Repeat Chorus

THAT'S AOTEAROA

 

(F) Aroha is love, a blessing from above (tap,tap,tap,tap)

That's Aotea (C7) roa

A melting pot, we're cooking when we're hot

(tap, tap,tap,tap)

That's Aotea (F) roa

 

(F) The powerful seas, the tall kauris

(tap, tap,tap,tap)

 

 

 That's Aotea (C7) roa

A proud Kiwi, through ingenuity

(tap, tap,tap,tap)

That's Aotea (F) roa

 

(F) C'mon sing our song, original and strong

(tap, tap,tap,tap)

 That's Aotea (C7) roa

 

 

 From reggae and from rock, to rapping and hip hop 

(tap, tap, tap tap)

That's Aotea (F) roa

 

(F) From our ANZACs, to our All Blacks

(tap,tap,tap,tap)

 That's Aotea (C7) roa 

It's Christmas time, pohutakawa shine

(tap,tap,tap,tap)

That's Aotea (F) roa 

 

 

 

ELEANOR RIGBY

                                                      The Beatles

(F) Ah  Look at all the lonely (Am) people 

(F) Ah  Look at all the lonely (Am) people

 

(Am) Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has (F) been    Lives in a (Am) dream

Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the (F) door   Who is it (Am) for?

All the lonely people  Where (F) do they all come (Am) from?

All the lonely people   Where (F) do they all be (Am) long?

 

(Am) Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no-one will (F) hear  no-one comes (Am) near.

 Look  at him working - darning his socks in the night when there's nobody (F) there

What does he (Am)  care?

All the lonely people Where (F) do they all come (Am) from

 All the lonely people Where (F) do they all be (Am) long

 

 (Am) Eleanor Rigby dies in the church and was buried along with her (F)name Nobody (Am) came

(Am) Father McKenzie , wiping the dirt from his hands as as he walks from the (F) grave - no-one was (Am) saved.

All the lonely people Where (F) do they all come (Am) from?

All the lonely people  Where (F) do they all be (Am) long?

 

(F) Ah, Look at all the lonely (Am) people!

(F) Ah, Look at all the lonely (Am) people!

 

 

NGA IWI E

Chorus:   (Dm)  E    (C6)  ia    (Dm) ie 

                Whakarongo, Tautoko

                (Dm)  E    (C6)  ia    (Dm)  ie

                Whakarongo,  Tautoko

                                  (Listen, support!)

 Verse 1 (x2) 

(Dm)  Nga iwi e, Nga iwi e,

Kia (C6)  KoTahi ra  Te Moana (Dm) Nui a kiwa

 (People be as one as the expanse of the Pacific Ocean)

Verse 2 (x2)    GIRLS

(Dm)  Wahine Ma! Wahine Ma!

(C6) Maranga mai, Maranga mai, (Dm) Kia kaha

 (Women everywhere, rise up, rise up, be strong!)

Verse 3 (x2)    BOYS

(Dm) E Tama Ma!   E Tama Ma!

(C6) Tama tu, Tama tu, (Dm) Tama ora

(Boys, boys everywhere, stand strong in life!) 

Verse 4 (x2) 

(Dm) Kia mau ra, Kia mau ra

Ki ti (C6) mana motuhake  Me te (Dm) aroha 

(Hold fast to your inheritance - your mana motuhake and to compassion)

Riff:

   Dm                     Dm 

a  0      0                         5535    5535

e    1      3   0                      

c       2            0  0      2  2202    2202                  

 

IKO IKO

                                                          

1. (F) My grandma and your grandma were sitting by the (C) Fire,

    my grandma told your grandma: I’m gonna set your  flag on (F) Fire.

 

CHORUS:

(F) Talking bout hey now (hey now), hey now (hey now), Iko Iko ah (C) nay

Jockamo feeno ah na  nay,  (C7)  Jockamo fee na(F) nay

 

2. (F) Look at my king all dressed in red, Iko Iko a (C) nay 

    I betcha five dollars he’ll kill you dead, Jockamo fee na (F) nay.

+  CHORUS

 

3. (F) My flag boy and your flag boy were sitting by the (C) fire,

    my flag boy told your flag boy:  I’m gonna set your flag on (F) fire.

+  CHORUS

 

4. (F) See that guy all dressed in green, Iko Iko ah (C) nay

    he’s not a man, he’s a lovin’ machine, Jockamo fee na(F) nay.

 

+  CHORUS (2x)

 

      C                        F

(C) Jockamo  fee na  (F) nay  (3x) ....

 

 


Throw Out the Grain 
 
Anna van Riel 

I’m feeding the chookies with my Mum 
Feeding the chookies is so much fun 
Feeding the chookies in the afternoon 
They gonna lay a big egg soon 

Throw out the grain, throw out the grain 
Fill up the bucket and do it again 
Throw out the corn, throw out the corn 
Load up the truck and toot the horn.

I’m feeding the piggies with my Dad 
Feeding a piggy makes a piggy feel glad 
They like scraps and they like waste 
It’s a little stinky but they like the taste 

Throw out the grain, throw out the grain 
Fill up the bucket and do it again 
Throw out the corn, throw out the corn 
Load up the truck and toot the horn 

I’m grateful for the sun 
And I’m grateful for the land 
They give so much to me 
So I will give a helping hand 

I’m feeding the lamby all by myself 
Put that bottle right in his mouth 
He’s so soft and cute and sweet 
All day long I hear him bleat 

Throw out the grain, throw out the grain 
Fill up the bucket and do it again 
Throw out the corn, throw out the corn 
Load up the truck and toot the horn 

Rooster crow, the sun shines bright 
Milking the cow in the morning light 
Thank you for my morning cream 
Porridge tastes just like a dream

credits

from Fishing For Stars, released November 23, 2018
 Anna van Riel 
 , released November 23, 2018