More Three Chord Songs

TEN GUITARS

(C) I have a band of men and all they (G7) do is play for me

They come from miles around to hear them (C) play their melodies

Beneath the stars my ten guitars  will (G7) play a song for you

And if you're with the one you love this is what you'll (C) do

 

Chorus:

Oh (C) dance, dance, dance to my ten (G7) guitars

and very soon you'll know just where you (C) are

through the (C7) eyes of love you'll see a thousand (F) stars

When you (C) dance, dance, (G7)?dance to my ten (C) guitars.

 

(C) Guitars were made for love my band of (G7) men will always say

So give them all a pretty girl and (C) they will start to play

Beneath the stars my ten guitars will 

(G7) play a song for you

And if you're with the one you love, this is what you (C) do.

Chorus:

Aotearoa, no te katoa     Lucy Summerfield  2019 

Intro (riff)  (C) (F) (C) x 2
Verse One
(C) Korowai  of (F) stars across the (C) night

(C) Southern Cross that (F) burns so (C) bright

(C) The fraying edge of (F) pounamu  (C) land

(C) Coarse blankets of (F) golden (C) sand

Chorus
Can you (F) feel the (G) ground beneath your (C)fingertips?

Can you (F) taste the (G) salt upon your (C) lips?

 

Is (F) there a (G) reflection of (C) mountains in your (F) eyes?


Aotearo o (G) a   nō te (C) katoa

Verse Two
(C) Rivers that (F) unfurl like (C) ferns
(C) Clear blue as (F) a wave (C) turns
(C) The tui call (F) across the (C) dawn
(C) Clip of shears as a (F) sheep is (C) shorn

Chorus
Can you (F) feel the (G) ground beneath your (C)fingertips?
Can you (F) taste the (G) salt upon your (C) lips?
Is (F) there a (G) reflection of (C) mountains in your (F) eyes?
Aotearo o (G) a   nō te (C) 


Verse Three
(C) Knife-edged (F) mountain (C)ridges
(C) Gorges crossed (F) by swing (C)bridges
(C) Tall kauri and (F)  kōwhai (C)bloom
(C) An upside-down (F)man in the (C) moon


Chorus
Can you (F) feel the (G) ground beneath your (C)fingertips?
Can you (F) taste the (G) salt upon your (C) lips?
Is (F) there a (G) reflection of (C) mountains in your (F) eyes?
Aotearo o (G) a   nō te (C) katoa

Bridge
(F) Small island (G)nation, (C)full of sensations
(F) Open your (G) eyes what can you (C)see?
(F) The perfect (G)location, (C)here's your invitation
(F) Open your (G) eyes what can you (C) see?


Chorus
Can you (F) feel the (G) ground beneath your (C)fingertips?
Can you (F) taste the (G) salt upon your (C) lips?
Is (F) there a (G) reflection of (C) mountains in your (F) eyes?
Aotearo o (G) a   nō te (C) katoa

UKULELE REBELS     Shane McAlister 

[C] Our Mamas don't like it, the way we comb our hair
Our Papas think we’re crazy, in the clothes [G7] we wear
They [C] took all our records [C7] that we played all [F] day
We [C] are what we are and we’re [G7] gonna keep a rockin' that [C] way

[NC] We’re Ukulele [C] rebels from head to toe
We gotta keep a-strummin' everywhere we [G7] go
Everybody [C] join us, [C7] we're good compa[F]ny
Be [C] real cool cats, be [G7] Ukulele rebels like [C] us.

[C] The kids in the schoolhouse they couldn't wait too long
When the school is over, they put their cat clothes [G7] on
You oughta [C] hear the slap bass, [C7] swingin' to the [F] band
It is a [C] real rockin' rhythm that is [G7] sweepin' all over this [C] land

[NC] We’re Ukulele [C] rebels from head to toe
We gotta keep a-strummin' everywhere we [G7] go
Everybody [C] join us, [C7] we're good compa[F]ny
Be [C] real cool cats, be [G7] Ukulele rebels like [C] us.

[C] Squares get the message, get the boppin' beat
Let them tramp through your body, from your head to your [G7] feet
Shakin' in [C] your shoes, boy, oh, don't it [C7] make you feel [F] Wow!
Well [C] if you can't dance, [G7] we're not gonna show you [C] how

[NC] We’re Ukulele [C] rebels from head to toe
We gotta keep a-strummin' everywhere we [G7] go
Everybody [C] join us, [C7] we're good compa[F]ny
Be [C] real cool cats, be [G7] Ukulele rebels like [C] us.
Be [C] real cool cats, be [G7] Ukulele rebels like [C] us.

 

YABBIE SONG

(C) You get a line and I'll get a pole, Honey,
You get a line and I'll get a pole, (G7) babe
(C) You get a line and I'll get a pole,
(F) We'll  go fishin' in the yabbie hole,
(C) Honey, (G) Baby  (C) mine

 

(C) Sitting on the bank until my feet get cold Honey,
Sitting on the bank until my feet get cold (G7) babe
(C) Sitting on the bank until my feet get cold
(F) Looking down that yabbie hole,
(C) Honey, (G) Baby  (C) mine

 

(C) Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back, Honey,
Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back,  (G7) babe
(C) Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back
(F) Packin' all the yabbies he can pack
(C) Honey, (G) Baby  (C) mine

 

(C) The man fell down and broke that sack, Honey,
The man fell down and broke that sack, ( G7) babe
(C) The man fell down and broke that sack, 
(F)  See those yabbies crawlin' back
(C) Honey, (G) Baby  (C) mine

 

(C) I heard the duck say to the drake , Honey,
I heard the duck say to the drake ,  (G7) babe
(C) I heard the duck say to the drake
(F) Ain't no yabbies in this lake!
(C) Honey, (G) Baby  (C) mine

 

(C) You get a line and I'll get a pole, Honey,
You get a line and I'll get a pole, (G7) babe
(C) You get a line and I'll get a pole,
(F) We'll  go fishin' in the yabbie hole,
(C) Honey, (G) Baby  (C) mine

 

 

 

 

 

Someone to Lava Singalong

I’m Gonna Mail Myself to You        Woody Guthrie

Intro: (C) (G7) (C) (G7)

Chorus:

(C)I'm gonna wrap my (G7) self in paper. (C) I’m gonna daub my (G7) self with glue

(C) Stick some stamps on the (F) top of my head (C)I'm gonna mail my (G7) self to (C) you


[Verse 1]

I'm gonna tie me up in red string. I'm gonna tie blue ribbons too

I'm gonna climb up in my mailbox. I'm gonna mail myself to you


Chorus:

C)I'm gonna wrap my (G7) self in paper. (C) I’m gonna daub my (G7) self with glue

(C) Stick some stamps on the (F) top of my head (C)I'm gonna mail my (G7) self to (C) you


[Verse 2]

When you find me in your mailbox. Cut the string and let me out

Wash the glue off of my fingers Stick some bubble gum in my mouth

Chorus:

C)I'm gonna wrap my (G7) self in paper. (C) I’m gonna daub my (G7) self with glue

(C) Stick some stamps on the (F) top of my head (C)I'm gonna mail my (G7) self to (C) you


[Verse 3]
Take me out of my wrapping paper Wash the stamps all off my head

Pour me full of some ice cream soda. Tuck me into a nice warm bed

Chorus:

C)I'm gonna wrap my (G7) self in paper. (C) I’m gonna daub my (G7) self with glue

(C) Stick some stamps on the (F) top of my head (C)I'm gonna mail my (G7) self to (C) you

 

 

IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING

If I (C) knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
(G7) baked a cake, (C) baked a cake
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howd-ya (G7) do, howd-ya do, howd-ya (C) do

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a- hired a band
(G7) Grandest band (C) in the land
Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a- hired a band
And spread the (G7) welcome mat for (C) you

If I (C) knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
(G7) baked a cake, (C) baked a cake
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howd-ya (G7) do, howd-ya do, howd-ya (C) do

Doo Wah Diddy          Manfred Mann

Intro: [C] [F] [C]

(Tacet) There she was just a walkin' down the street

Singin' [C] doo wah diddy diddy [F] dum diddy [C] doo 

[C] Snappin' her fingers and [F] shufflin' her [C] feet

Singin' [C] doo wah diddy diddy [F] dum diddy [C] doo

[C] She looked good (looked good) she looked fine (looked fine)

[C] She looked good she looked fine and I nearly lost my mind

  

Be[C] fore I knew it she was [F] walkin' next to [C] me  

Singin' ' [C] doo wah diddy diddy [F] dum diddy [C] doo [

[C] Holdin' my hand just as [F] natural as can [C] be

Singin' ' [C] doo wah diddy diddy [F] dum diddy [C] doo

[C] We walked on (walked on) to my door (my door)
[C] We walked on to my door then we kissed a little more

Now [C] we're together nearly [F] every single [C] day
Singin' [C] doo wah diddy diddy [F] dum diddy [C] doo
Oh [C] we're so happy and that’s [F] how we're gonna [C] stay

Singin' [C] doo wah diddy diddy [F] dum diddy [C] doo 

THE GUMBOOOT SONG  “Ok - kick it in the guts Trev!”

 

(C) Gumboots they are (G7) wonderful

(F) Gumboots they are (C) swell

Coz they (F)  keep out the (C) water and they ( G7) keep in the smell

and (C) when you’re sittin’ (G7) round at at home

(F) you can always (C) tell

(F) When one of the Trev’s has (C) taken off his (G7) gum (C)boots

CHORUS:

If it (C) weren’t for your (G7) gumboots (F) where would you

(C) be

(F) You’d be in the (C) hospital or (G7) infirmary

‘coz (C) you would have a (G7) dose of the flu (F) or even (C) pleurisy

If (F) ya didn’t have yer (C) feet in yer (G7) gum (C) boots

 

Now there’s (C) rugby boots and (G7) racing boots and (F) boots for drinking (C) rum

But the (F) only boots we’re (C) never without are the (G7) ones that start with ”gum”

I’ve got (C) short ones and (G7) long ones and (F) some up to me (C) belt

I’m (F) never dressed ‘til (C) I’ve got on me (G7) gum (C) boots

CHORUS:

 

Whenever I  sing at the (G7) opera my (F) gum boots are a

(C) must

They (F) help me hit the (C) high notes and (G7) protect my feet from dust

They (C) keep the water (G7) well Away so me (F) voice won’t get no (C) rust

You will (F) not never (C) see me without me (G7) gum (C) boots.

CHORUS: 

WITCHDOCTOR 

 

1.        (C)  I told the witchdoctor, I was in love with you,

            I told the witchdoctor, I was in love with you,

            (G7) and then the witchdoctor, he (C) told me what to do, he said that :

 

 

(C)  Ooh eeh, (F) ooh ahah, (C)  ting tang, (G7)   wallawalla bingbang,

(C) ooh eeh, (F) ooh ahah, ting (C)  tang, walla (G7) Walla (C) bing bang .  (2x)

 

2.     (C) I told the witchdoctor, you didn't love me true,

         I told the witchdoctor, you didn't love me nice,

        and (G7) then the witchdoctor, he gave me this (C) advice, he said that :

 

 

C)  Ooh eeh, (F) ooh ahah, (C)  ting tang, (G7)  wallawalla bingbang,

(C) ooh eeh, (F) ooh ahah, ting (C)  tang, walla (G7) Walla (C) bing bang .  (2x)

     

   

3.       My friend the witchdoctor, he taught me what to say,

          my friend the witchdoctor, he taught me what to do,

      (G7)  I know that you'll be mine when(C)  I say this to you. 

 

(C)  Ooh eeh, (F) ooh ahah, (C)  ting tang, (G7) wallawalla bingbang,

(C) ooh eeh, (F) ooh ahah, ting (C)  tang, walla (G7) Walla (C) bing bang .  (2x)

     

 

  

    

 

 

 

RIPPY THE ‘GATOR 
 
 
(C)  Billy and his family went (G7) on a holiday
They went down to  Florida to (C) laugh and dance and play
Bill (F) went in for a swim, he (C) didn't see the harm
But (G7) when he came back out again, he was short an (C) arm
 
CHORUS:
’Cause (C) Rippy the Gator went (G7) chomp, chomp, chomp!
Rippy  the Gator went (C) chomp, chomp, chomp!
(F) Passing the time by (C) ending children's lives
(G7) Down in the bottom of the (C) swamp, swamp, swamp!
 
Billy and his father went out to play some catch
But Billy missed the pass because his arm was unattached
The ball flew past his shoulder and it rolled into the swamp
When he went wading after it his leg became a stump
 
 
Billy and his father joined a three-legged race
They were tearing up the field, no one could keep the pace
But Billy tripped and did a flip and landed in the muck
He was running out of limbs and also out of luck
 
Billy was all dirty, he really had to wash
He couldn’t Use a towel ‘cause his limbs had been gnawed off
He went into the water to get all keen and bright
But when his bath was finished he was only half his height
 
Billy’s father rolled his wheelchair up upon a hill
He wanted to put Bill where he would not be killed
But he left him on a slope , and into the swamp he rolled
They dragged out his head because there was nothing left below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ghost Chickens in the Sky 
(To the tune of "Ghost Riders in the Sky")
 
 
    Am                                         C
A chicken Farmer went out one dark and windy day 
        Am                                     C
And by the coop he rested as he went along his way 
           Am                             
When all at once a rotten egg hit him in the eye 
                 F                                               Am
It was the sight he dreaded, ghost chickens in the sky

Chorus: 

                C                     Am
Squawk cluck, squawk cluck
    F                             Am
Ghost chickens in the sky

 

This (Am) farmer had these chickens since (C) he was twenty four,
Working (Am) for the Colonel for (C) thirty years or more
Killing all these (Am) chickens and sending  them to fry.
And (F) now they want revenge, ghost chickens in the (Am) sky.

 

Their (Am) beaks were black and shining their (C) eyes were burning red 

They (Am) had no meat or feathers these (C) chickens were all dead. 

They picked the (Am) farmer up and he died by the claw 

They (F) cooked him extra crispy, (pause) and  ate him with cole (Am) slaw
GHOST CHICKENS IN THE SKY 
CLUCK

 

I MET A BEAR
 
The Other Day, I Met A Bear, A Great Big Bear, Oh Way Out There
The Other Day I Met A Bear, A Great Big Bear Oh Way Out There
 
He Looked At Me, I Looked At Him, He Sized Up Me, I Sized Up Him
He Looked At Me I Looked At Him, He Sized Up Me I Sized Up Him
 
He Said To Me, Why Don't You Run, I See You Ain't, Got Any Gun
He Said To Me Why Don't You Run, I See You Ain't Got Any Gun
 
And So I Ran, Away From There, But Right Behind, Me Was That Bear
And So I Ran Away From There, But Right Behind Me Was That Bear
 
Ahead Of Me, There Was A Tree, A Great Big Tree, Oh Glory Bee!
Ahead Of Me There Was A Tree, A Great Big Tree Oh Glory Bee!
 
The Nearest Branch, Was Ten Feet Up, I'd Have To Jump, And Trust My Luck
The Nearest Branch Was Ten Feet Up, I'd Have To Jump And Trust My Luck
 
And So I Jumped, Into The Air, And Missed That Branch, Oh Way Up There
And So I Jumped Into The Air, And Missed That Branch Oh Way Up There
 
Now Don't You Fret, And Don't You Frown, I Caught That Branch, On The way down 
 
This is the end  There ain’t no more Unless I meet that bear once more
This is the end  There ain’t no more Unless I meet that bear once more