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Guitar Covers

Pg. Artist: Song Length

3. America: Ventura Highway 3:31


(Acoustic in D)

4. Beach Boys: Dont Worry Baby 2:50


(Electric, in E/F#, hand strum)

5. Ben E. King: Stand By Me 2:30


(Electric, capo 1st fret, in Bb, finger picked)

6. Billy Joel: Only The Good Die Young 3:00


(Acoustic, strum in C)

7. Bruno Mars: Count On Me 3:18


(Acoustic, hand strum in C)

8. Corinne Bailey Rae: Girl, Put Your Records On Acoustic 3:21


(Capo 1st fret (Ab), soft strum)

9. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Down On The Corner 2:45


(Acoustic, strum in C)

10. Dave Matthews Band: Stay or Leave 4:00


(Acoustic, in b minor, hand strum)

12. Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud 3:00


(Electric, open in D, hand strum/picked)

13. Gnarls Barkley: Crazy 3:00


(Acoustic in c minor, capo 3rd fret)

14. Jason Mraz: Im Yours 4:00


(Acoustic, muted strum in B)

16. Macy Gray: I Try 3:30


(Acoustic, in D, muted strum)

17. Michael Jackson: Love Never Felt So Good 3:20


(Electric, in C, finger picked)

21. The Youngbloods: Get Together 3:30


(Acoustic in A)

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America: Ventura Highway

Acoustic, in D major

2 strumming patterns: Ch = Chuck, M = mute Chorus:

1) ||: 1 2 +a 3 + +| 2 + a 3 + 4 + :|| Ventura Highway in the sunshine,


Ch. Ch. Ch. Ch. Where the days are longer, The nights are
stronger than moonshine
2) ||: 1 + + + 4 :|| You're gonna go I know
M. Ch.
'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your
Intro: 2 times total (Strum Pattern 1) hair,
And the days surround your daylight there,
||: G13 / G13 / Dmaj.7 / Dmaj. 7 :|| Seasons crying no despair,
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air
Verse 1: (Mix of Strum Patterns 1 & 2)
Did di di di dit ...
||: G13 / G13 / Dmaj.7 / Dmaj. 7 :||

Chewing on a piece of grass walking down the road, ( 1 )


Tell me, how long you gonna ( 1 ) stay here, Joe? ( 2 )
Some people say this town don't look ( 1 ) good in snow ( 2 )
You don't care, I know ( 2 )

Chorus: Strum Pattern 2

Ventura Highway in the sunshine,


Where the days are longer, The nights are stronger than moonshine
You're gonna go, I know

'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair,


And the days surround your daylight there,
Seasons crying no despair,
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air,

Did di di di dit ...

Verse 2:

Wishin' on a falling star, waitin' for the early train


Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, Joe, you can always change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same

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Beach Boys: Dont Worry Baby

Electric, in E/F#

Intro x 2

Verse 1: Bridge:
Well its been building up inside of me She makes me come alive
For oh I don't know how long And makes me wanna drive
I don't know why
But I keep thinking Chorus:
Something's bound to go wrong When she says "Don't worry baby"
Everything will turn out alright
Bridge: Don't worry baby
But she looks in my eyes ohh
And makes me realize
Verse:
Chorus: She told me "Baby, when you race
And she says "Don't worry baby" today
Don't worry baby Just take along my love with you
Don't worry baby And if you knew how much I loved you
Everything will turn out alright Baby nothing could go wrong with you"
Don't worry baby
ohh Bridge:
Oh what she does to me
Vers 1e: When she makes love to me
I guess I should've kept my mouth shut
When I started to brag about my car Chorus:
But I can't back down now because And she says "Don't worry baby"
I pushed the other guys too far Don't worry baby
Don't worry baby
Everything will turn out alright 3x

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Ben E. King: Stand By Me

Electric, in Bb (capo 1st fret), w/ flute

Verse 1:
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

Chorus:
So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

Verse 2:
If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

Chorus:
And darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

Solo chorus

Chorus:
So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
Oh stand by me, won't you stand now, oh, stand
Stand by me

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Billy Joel: Only The Good Die Young

Acoustic, strum in C

Verse 1: Chorus:
Come out, Virginia, don't let me wait You know that only the good die young, whoa
You Catholic girls start much too late baby
But sooner or later it comes down to fate Only the good die young, only the good die young
I might as well be the one
Bridge:
Well, They showed you a statue and told you to pray You say your mother told you all that I could give
They built you a temple and locked you away you was a reputation
Oh, But they never told you the price that you pay She never cared for me
For things that you might have done... But did she ever say a prayer for me? Oh Oh Oh

Chorus: Verse 4:
Only the good die young, Thats what I said Come out, come out, come out
Only the good die young, only the good die young. Virginia, don't let me wait,
You Catholic girls start much too late,
Verse 2: But sooner or later it comes down to fate
You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd I might as well be the one,
We ain't too pretty, we ain't too proud
We might be laughing a bit too loud Chorus: 2x
But that never hurt no one You know that only the good die young
Tell you baby
So, come on, Virginia, show me a sign You know that only the good die young
Send up a signal I'll throw you the line Only the good die young
The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind Only the good
Never lets in the sun Only the good die young

Chorus: Oh Oh Oh
Darling, only the good die young, Whoa, whoa, whoa
Only the good die young, only the good die young.

Bridge:
You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation
You got a brand new soul, And a cross of gold

But, Virginia, they didn't give you quite enough information


You didn't count on me
When you were counting on your rosary
Oh oh oh

Verse 3:
They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
The sinners are much more fun...

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Bruno Mars: Count On Me

Acoustic, hand strum in C


Verse 1:

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea


I'll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see
I'll be the light to guide you

Bridge:

We find out what we're made of


When we are called to help our friends in need

Chorus:

You can count on me like 1, 2, 3, I'll be there


And I know when I need it
I can count on you like 4, 3, 2
And you'll be there
'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah
Ooooooh, oooohhh yeah, yeah

Verse 2:

If you're tossin' and you're turnin'


And you just can't fall asleep
I'll sing a song beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me
Every day I will remind you

Bridge as before
Chorus as before
Bridge 2: 2x total

You'll always have my shoulder when you cry


I'll never let go, never say goodbye
You know...

Chorus: ending with You can count on me 'cause I can count on you

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Corrine Bailey Rae: Girl put Your Records On

Acoustic, soft strum in Ab (capo 1st fret)

Verse: Bridge 2:
Three little birds sat on my window. 'Twas more than I could take, pity for pity's sake
And they told me I don't need to worry. Some nights kept me awake, I thought that I was stronger
Summer came like cinnamon When you gonna realise, that you don't even have to try
So sweet, any longer? Do what you want to.
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete.
Chorus: w/ solo vocal first bar
Bridge: Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
Maybe sometimes we've got it wrong, but it's You go ahead, let your hair down
alright Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
The more things seem to change, the more Just go ahead, let your hair down.
they stay the same
Oh, don't you hesitate. Girl, put your records on, tell me your favourite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Chorus: Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite Just go ahead, let your hair down.
song
You go ahead, let your hair down Outro:
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get Oh, you're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow
your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

Post-Chorus:
You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.

(1 empty bar)

Verse:
Blue as the sky, sunburnt and lonely,
Sipping tea in a bar by the roadside,
(just relax, just relax)
Don't you let those other boys fool you,
Got to love that afro hair do.

Bridge:
Maybe sometimes we feel afraid, but it's alright
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change.
Don't you think it's strange?

Chorus:
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams,
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

P.C.:
You're gonna find yourself somewhere, (somehow.)
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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Down On The Corner

Acoustic in C

Verse: C/C/G/C/C/C/G/C/F/F/C/G/C/C/G/C

Early in the evenin' just about supper time,


Over by the courthouse they're starting to unwind.
Four kids on the corner trying to bring you up.
Willy picks a tune out and he blows it on the harp.

Chorus: F/C/G/C/F/C/G/C

Down On The Corner, out here in the street,


Willy and the Poorboys are playin';
Bring a nickel; tap your feet.

Verse:

Rooster hits the washboard, people just got to smile,


Blinky thumps the gut bass and solos for a while.
Poorboy twangs the rhythm out on his kalamazoo.
Willy goes into a dance and doubles on kazoo.

Chorus
Chords (instrumental)
Chorus

(8 empty measures: first four bars of chorus, repeated 1x)

Verse:

You don't need a penny just to hang around,


But if you've got a nickel, won't you lay your money down?
Over on the corner there's a happy noise.
People come from all around to watch the magic boy.

Chorus
Chorus
Chorus

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Dave Matthews Band: Stay Or Leave

Acoustic, hand strum in b minor

Intro: 2x around verse progression

Verse 1: ||: b-/D/A/G/D/A(Dmaj7) :||

Maybe different but remember winters warm there you and I.


Kissing whiskey by the fire with the snow outside.
And when the summer comes in the river swim at midnight (shiver, cold) Touch the bottom(stars are
bright) with muddy toes

Chorus: ||: e-/G/D/A :|| 3x total

Stay or leave--I want you not to go, but you should.


It was good, as good goes.
Stay or leave--I want you not to go. But you did.

(Immediately in to verse 1 progression, played 2x without vocals, then verse 2 vocals enter)

Verse 2:

Wake up naked, drinking coffee, making plans to change the world,


While the world is changing us, [it] was good, good love.
And you used to laugh under the covers, maybe not so often now;
The way I used to laugh with you was loud and hard.

Chorus 2:

Stay or leave I want you not to go, but you should.


It was good, as good goes.
Stay or leave I want you not to go, But you did.

(Immediately to verse 3 progression)

Verse 3: ||: E maj/G maj/D maj/ A maj :|| (3rd x through: 1st two measures only [E maj/G maj] then verse
1 progression)

So what to do with the rest of the days' afternoon haze?


Well isn't it strange how it changes everything we did?
Did I do all that I should

(immediately to verse one progression 2x times total, stopping on A major 2nd time leading to verse 4)

that I could have done?


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Verse 4: half-time feel
G/G/e-/D/ A/A/e-/G/ A/Emaj/ e-/G/A/E maj G/D/A/E maj G/D/A/Emaj/ G

Remember we used to dance and everyone wanted to be/


you and me? I want to be too/ What day is this?/
besides the day you left me?
What day is this, besides the day you went?
So what to do with the rest of the days' afternoon haze?
Well isn't it strange how it changes everything we did?
Did I do all that I could?

(G, then first 3 chords of verse 1 still in half-time, then repeat verse 4.)

Remember we used to dance and everyone wanted to be you and me?


I want to be too.
What day is this, besides the day you left me?
What day is this?

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Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud

Electric, hand-strumed/picked in (open) D

Verse 1:

When your legs don't work like they used to before


And I can't sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

Verse 2:

And, darling, I will be loving you 'til we're 70


And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me - I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am

Chorus:

So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I'm thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are

Verse:

When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades


And the crowds don't remember my name
When my hands don't play the strings the same way (mmm...)
I know you will still love me the same

Verse 2:

'Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it's evergreen
And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and memory
I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it's all part of a plan
Well, I'll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you'll understand

Chorus as before

Chorus as before, repeating last line three times.

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Gnarls Barkley: Crazy

Acoustic, in c minor (capo 3rd fret)

Verse: c-/c-/Eb/Eb/Abmaj7/Abmaj7/G7/G7

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind


There was something so pleasant about that place.
Even your emotions had an echo
In so much space

And when you're out there


Without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much

Chorus: same as verse

Does that make me crazy? (3x, then) Possibly

Verse: start with C major, rest is the same

And I hope that you are having the time of your life
But think twice, that's my only advice
Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
Ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you're in control

Chorus:

Well, I think you're crazy


I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
Just like me

Verse: start on C major, then rest as before

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb


And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done

Chorus:

Maybe I'm crazy


Maybe you're crazy
Maybe we're crazy
Probably, uh

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Jason Mraz: Im Yours

Acoustic, in Bb major (all barre for muting)

(8 bar intro on verse progression)

Verse: Bb/F/g-/Eb

Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it


I tried to be chill, but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
Now I'm trying to get back

Before the cool done run out


I'll be giving it my bestest/
And nothing's gonna stop me but divine intervention.
I reckon, it's again my turn
To win some or learn some.

Chorus:

But I won't hesitate


No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I'm yours.
MMMMMMMMMM, Heeeeey, Heeey, Hey

Verse: B major chord at end

Well, open up your mind and see like me,


Open up your plans and damn you're free.
Look into your heart and you'll find love, love, love, love.
Listen to the music of the moment, people dance and sing,
we're just one big family
And it's our God-forsaken right to be loved, loved, loved, loved, loved (Bmaj)

Chorus:

So I won't hesitate, no more, no more.


It cannot wait, I'm sure.
There's no need to complicate, our time is short.
This is our fate, I'm yours.

Improv vocal vamp: I/V/vi/V/IV/IV/II/II (2x total)

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Do, do, do, do,
Do you want to come on, scooch on over closer, dear
And I will nibble your ear
Scat, who

Verse:
Ive been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed.

I guess what Ill be saying is there aint no better reason


To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons.
Its what we aim to do.
Our name is our virtue.

Chorus: Downbeats only

But I wont hesitate


No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
Im yours.

Verse:
Well, open up your mind and see like me,
Open up your plans and damn youre free.
Look into your heart and youll find that the sky is yours.
So please dont, please dont, please dont...
Theres no need to complicate.
Cause our time is short.
This oh, this oh, this is our fate.
Im yours.
(end on II maj)

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Macy Gray: I Try

Acoustic, in D (muted strum)


Verse 1:

Games, changes, and fears


When will they go from here?
When will they stop? (stop time)
I believe that fate has brought us here
And we should be together, babe,
But we're not

Bridge:

I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you


I'll keep my cool, but I'm fiendin.

Chorus:

I try to say goodbye and I choke


I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near

Verse 2:

I may appear to be free,


But I'm just a prisoner of your love
I may seem alright and smile when you leave,
But my smiles are just a front, just a front

Bridge
Chorus

Verse 3: Fmaj7/a-7/Fmaj7/e-7/C7/b-7/e-7/e-7

Here is my confession
May I be your possession
Boy, I need your touch,
Your love kisses, and such
With all my might I try,
But this I can't deny, deny

Bridge
Chorus 3x (raised a half step for third time)

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Michael Jackson: Love Never Felt So Good

Electric, finger-picked in C, w/ Tambourine


Verse 1:

Baby, love never felt so good


And I'd die if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh, baby, love never felt so fine
And I'd die if it's never mine,
Not like you hold me, hold me

Bridge:

And the nights gonna be just fine,


Gotta fly, gotta see, got to be, I can't take it, cause

Chorus:

Baby, every time I love you, in and out of my life, in out, baby,
Tell me, if you really love me it's in and out my life, in out, baby
So, baby, yes, love never felt so good.

Verse 2:

Oh, baby, love never felt so fine


And I'd die if it ever mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Baby, love never felt so good
And I'd die if it ever could,
Not like you hold me, hold me

Bridge
Chorus

Verse 3:

Aww, baby, love never felt so fine,


And I'd die if you're mine all mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
Aww, baby, love never felt so good (so good)
And I'd die if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me,

Bridge
And the nights that feels good (feels good)
Gotta fly, gotta see, can't believe, I can't take it, 'cause

Chorus (+ Outro: Never felt so good 3x)

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The Youngbloods: Get Together

Acoustic, in A

Intro: ||:A/A/G/G:|| A/A/A/A Verse 4:


If you hear the song I sing,
Verse 1: ||:A/A/A/G/G:|| You must understand
You hold the key to love and fear
Love is but the song we sing, All in your trembling hand
And fear's the way we die Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry Chorus 2x

Know the dove is on the wing Right now,


And you need not know why Right now!

Chorus: D/D/E/E/A/A/D/E/A/A

C'mon people now,


Smile on your brother
Ev'rybody get together
Try and love one another right now

Verse 2:

Some will come and some will go


We shall surely pass

When the one that left us here


Returns for us at last

We are but a moments sunlight


Fading in the grass

Chorus: 2x, with two bars of Amaj in between

Solo verse 3:
FLUTE SOLO to Verse changes

Chorus
Instrumental as intro

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