Mysterytrain Songbook, 4th Edition

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Mysterytrain Songbook, 4th Edition
Copyright 2008-2015
Across the Road
Words and Music by Dan Klock
D7
Across the road, across the road
Gotta find another set of clothes
G
D7
One that fits my stoney ways
G
D7
One that shines both night and day
E
A
D7
Gotta make my home across the road
Two bit shanty and a broken down track
One breaks the air and the other breaks your back
Wind blows on onward the draft blows you back
To the two bit shanty and that broken down shack
Gotta make my home across the road
I got hustled out a hundred bucks
Took a few times until I learned the ropes
One last shot as I cracked my bank
Gotta double my dimes, gonna load my dice
Gotta make my home across the road
Alley Cat Man
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Dm
C
Cardboard sign
G
Standing by the side the road
Dm
C
Will work for food
G
It says as the line of cars slows
Though a traffic jam / Is where this broken road has lead
It ain’t as bad / As one inside his head
got more opinions / than change clinking in my cup
get a job he screamed / then he rolled his window up
once I had a face / But that was in another life
before this slippery slope / Decided which way I would slide
before this slippery slope / Decided which way I would slide
Dm
F
G
Alley cat man, Living out, Living out a life on the edge
Dm
F
A
Scraping bottom But he ain’t too proud, No he ain’t too proud to beg
Dm
F
G
Alley cat living, Toes clinging to the tip of the fence
Dm
F
A
Got a hole in my pocket But I don’t need your, Don’t need your two cents
Imaginary lines / People drawing in the sand
Dividing off the masses / Into neat little packages
No one really chooses / Taking things for free
You just end up here somehow / When you gotta eat
Seeing as how / Both of us are here
One of us a human / The other one a deer
I’d say don’t shoot / but it wouldn’t make a sound
so I make you feel a little uneasy / When you, when you turn me down
so I make you feel a little uneasy / When you, when you turn me down
CHORUS
So you say that I / Could probably pull myself
Up by my bootstraps / The way this land was built
But the foundation / Is shaking and a rattling round
So this broken system has / Nowhere to go but down
So this broken system has / Nowhere to go but down
CHORUS
All The Way Home
Words and music by Spinal Tap
D7
Well I’m sittin’ down beside the railroad tracks
A
And I’m waiting for that train to bring her back
D7
G7
If she ain’t on that 519, I’m gonna know what sorrow means
D7
A
D7
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry all the way home.
CHORUS
G
D7
All the way Home, all the way home
A
D7
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry all the way home.
Her daddy didn’t like me, this he said
He could not get it through his old gray head
That I loved his daughter so, could not stand to see her go
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry all the way home
CHORUS
Extra verses by Dan Klock:
Well I’m wishing for that midnight whistle moan
To sing to me that long lonesome song
But that train ain’t comin by, faded off in the midnight sky
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry all the way home
CHORUS
Another day done came and blew away
If I close my eyes I can still see her face
If tomorrow comes and goes and I’m still waiting at the old crossroads
I’m gonna cry, cry, cry all the way home
CHORUS
All We Need
Words and music by Dan Klock
C
Didn’t want to have to write a song
F
Of how I should just move on
C
Didn’t want to have to walk away
D7
G
Knowing that your love wasn’t meant for me
I still go crazy for your love
Still feel the same as I ever thought
Laying on the whistle while you hold the key
Let me tell you mama just let it ring
C
F
C
F
All We Need – All We Need
C
F
G
C
All we need is a double shot of love and a melody
Woke up in the morning you were on my mind
Swear I could see that we were getting by
Rollin’ neath the covers from scene to scene
Tangled in a web called the lover’s dream
Burning with the love that the food Lord made
Still light a candle each and every day
Baby let me hold you while the fire grows
Let me tell you woman you’re the only one
All we need…
Never thought I’d ever howl the blues
Or play a gentle song like a love struck fool
Takes it from me, won’t you give it a try
I’ll sing to you honey till the day I die
All we need…
Allegra
Words and music by Dan Klock
A
Hold on a minute, don’t get so uptight
Settle down easy mama, it seems we’ve got all night
D
There’s nothing round here to be bought, there’s nothing here to sell
A
One turns the handle while the other posts the bail
B
D
A
Allegra my darlin’, shining high on the mound
B
D
A
We’ve all come to see you, gonna tear this jailhouse down
Stoned by the bushel, grass on the rise
June bug dancin’ fiddle plays eleven on the side
Loose in the stable with your hair flying free
Queen bee says to the two love birds “Would you care to make it three?”
Allegra my darlin’ shining high on the mound
We’ve all come to see you, throw around that lovin’ smile
Carrying a beam of light let it shine above the keys
Flowing like a waterfall on the evening canopy
Shaken down the village or dancing in the street
What’s mine is yours, what’s yours is hers and no one plays for keeps.
Allegra my darlin’, shining high on the mound
We’ve all come to see you – all we’ve lost has now been found
Aries
Words and music by Dan Klock
Am
Baby, baby, baby I’ll treat you right
G
Take you dancing on Saturday Night
F
G
Am
Sunday Comes, I’ll make you breakfast in bed
I’d take you to my fishin’ hole, bait your line, and even cast your pole
Honey, relax. Let me do the rowin’
I see ya baby and my legs go numb, I’d crawl to ya honey just open up
So I can take you walkin’ when the sun comes up
C G
Am C G
Am
Time to let it shine, Time to share the wine
I’d bet in Vegas You’d beat the odds, trump the Ace, and win the car
Plates would read, “baby, you’re the queen of hearts.”
I’d plant a seed in the desert sand, water that seed twice a day by hand
Plant your dreams all over this land
Time to let it shine, time to share the wine
I wanna sew you a dress so sweet, and watch it flow in the summer breeze
Rollin’ along in harmony
As the leaves change so gracefully, as the autumn moon takes your breath away
As the singer sings and the players play, a tune that bears your name
Time to let it shine, time to share the wine
As the Day Slips Between
Words and music by Dan Klock
A
E
Toss and turn on a crescent moon
D
A
Gazing down beneath
A
E
Oh my stars what a peaceful sight
D
A
As it steals the air I breathe
Notice a boat drifting from the shore
Through the raging waves
Carrying a load of broken vows
As the day slips between
A
E
There ain’t no jewels at the end of the line
D
Can’t take your gold with you when you die
D
A
E
Ain’t got time to roll on by
Bm
D Bm A
You gotta empty your cup while you still got time
Way down down the shattered road
Is a fiddle ringing true
It ain’t made of golden strings
Nor the finest wood
She can sing and she sure can dance
As she glides along the keys
Evening mistress in a morning dress
I’m gonna marry her someday
Shooting stars up above my head
If I made a wish, well this would be it
Heard a wise man whisper son don’t quit
If I raised you right then you won’t give in
Ashes in my Glass
Words and music by Dan Klock
Em
I found 552 reasons, I need 448 more
On why I need a woman that wants to throw me to the floor
Am
Em
I have grass stains on my pillow, and ashes in my glass
Am
B7
I got a five string broken guitar singin’ “Get out of here, fast!”
C
G
Am
Em
On and on, the wheels keep goin’ round
C
G
Am
B7
Round and round as the world is spinning still
C
G
Am
Em
On we go, as the seasons take their roll
C
G
Am
B7
On our own, on down the open road
Black cat in the passin’ lane
Greyhound out in front
Flashin lights shining down on me
Gotta get the hell out of dodge
Crack of lightening lit the sky
Thunder shook the trees
I got an engine filled with one last crime
Like an outlaw blessed with wings
CHORUS
String quartet on Main Street
Tin can full of coins
Living out fame and fortune
On a corner in south Detroit
With a midnight tone as pure as gold
Wine as sweet as sage
They’re taking that song for one last ride
And they’ll never come back the same
CHORUS
Back Upstream
Words and music by Dan Klock
C
Am
C
Am
Racing waves, on your back you float
C
Am
C
Am
Passin’ green grass and river roots
C
An
C
Am
Sooner or later you’ll be passin’ through
C
Am
C
Am
C
Hear you getting closer by the jingle of your boots
Am
Em
Am
But the babbling river’s gonna rock me to sleep
C
G
Gonna carry all my troubles back upstream
Am
C
Lead me to the water when the well runs dry
G
Am
Lead all my travels to paradise
Steady pace, guiding light
Those good old days and sleepless nights
Believing in song and a hand or two
Some days the lanes open and some days they’re closed for good
But the babbling river gonna rock me to sleep
Gonna carry all my troubles back up stream
Lead me to the water when the well runs dry
Lead all my troubles to paradise
Racing waves, on your back you float
Passin’ green grass and river roots
Sooner or later you’ll be passin’ through
Hear you getting closer by the jingle of your boots
But the babbling river gonna rock me to sleep
Gonna carry all my troubles back up stream
Lead me to the water when the well runs dry
Lead all my troubles to paradise
Be Cool
Words and music by Gina Riggio
A
D
E
G
Let me tell ya bout the other shoe landing on my head even when I want to
A
D
E
G
Get peace of mind cause it’s my calling to live my life not thinking that the sky is falling
D
E
G
Can’t step on cracks, Don’t wanna break my mother’s back
D
E
G
I renovate my mind so often, You’d think that my bad luck wouldn’t be this common
CHORUS
D
A
C
G
I get excited when I think for a while that everything is gonna stay the same
D
A
C
G
I go blind with my big stupid grin as I walk right into the flames
D
A
C
G
I’m so tired of being in the fool, It would be so nice to sit and relax
D
A
C
G
Put too much pressure on myself to be cool, I gotta get this monkey off of my back
Keep the chatter going while I’m holding my breath, cause you never know when I might be staring down
death – When it comes, well, I’d better look hopeful, cause I had no religion on account of being doubtful. Broken mirrors, Salt on my shoulder, Now it’s here, the rolling boulder -- That I guess is the moment of
truth, all resistance is useless…
CHORUS
BRIDGE
D
Em
G
Tell me now what’s next on the list, Is there some karmic feedback left I have missed
D
Em
G
One hit from crazy, 2 ft from the ledge, that’s why it always seems like I’m on edge
CHORUS
JAM ON CHORUS CHORDS
If I have to be in pain, sustain my brain against the tension. I guess necessity is the mother of invention Tried to catch a patch of cloud and found it’s silver lining
A little bit of light to guide me while I’m in hiding - I’ll break down walls, and while I drop them - I’ll break
my fall, with something soft then I won’t have to face the unpleasant side
Of the mess that I have made
CHORUS
Beautiful People
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Verse 1:
Ab
Cm
Eb
Bb
It was a dark and stormy night although the sun was right outside & I’m stilling hiding in my overcoat
If I had the recipe for peace of mind, then I’d be sure to write it down in my notes
I still haven’t found the dose
but, God, I know I’m close
it’s a simple combination and the hour of its creation is still hiding underneath my nose
CHORUS
Cm
Ab Eb
Bb
I/Just want to fly high tonight
Db
Ab
I want to be high on life
Bb
Cm
I want to get back to why we’re here
Ab
Bb
Eb
Beautiful people, shed no tears.
Bb
Verse 2
Ab
Cm
Eb
Bb
Turning through the pages as an ocean in me rages but anticipating my next move
pushing on my heart so it will recognize the trigger and now all I have to do is pull
even if its face would show
How am I supposed to know?
They say the big discoveries really don’t come easily since at the time your head is full
BRIDGE
Db
Eb
Ab
Ab7
Is it a drop in the bucket or just enough to play the fool?
Db
Db/Eb
and erase all the lessons even if you think the blame’s on you?
Verse 3
Ab
Cm
Eb
Bb
The rain is coming down again like curtains on the stage before I move my hand to raise a glass
to all of the forgotten deeds that scattered all the ugly seeds among the blossoms of my past
The envelope is fat
but nothing’s hit me yet
The answer’s never in the first one hundred places that you look, it always ends up in the last.
Broken Glass
Words and music by Jacob Haqq-Misra
Boxcar Runner
Words and music by Gina Riggio
D
F#m
C
G
Pennies in the fountain Change with a similar fate
D
F#m
C
G
Couple cents for your thoughts When it don’t make sense to wait
D
F#m
C
G
Facing the crime while they draw fuzzy lines Between wrong and right
D
F#m
C
G
But if they don’t understand and you’re tellin yourself that you gotta sit tight
A
E
D
B
Just when you thought you had a way, taking your time, smelling the roses for a change
A
E
D
B
You want to run today, well give it some time, put your nose to the grind, you’ll be free someday
A-G-A-G
Making plans for the summer, Leaving all the demons behind
Never thought this could happen, And now I’m saying goodbye
The people we’ve lost That we’ll always remember How soon we forget
It’s not the pain that we’re after But the hole that it fills when we’re Caught in a twist
Just when you thought you had a way Taking your time, smelling the roses for a change
Wishing that she was still here today But if she saw you now I know she’d say you’re just fine
And you’ll be free someday
D
C
G
D
Lucky is a train ride, people on the side lines, sand in the hour glass.
Free as many hands as we can from the man even though I’m not riding first class
On the freight line swinging my legs in time with the rhythm of the wooden track
Box car runner come to take me away so I never ever have to go back
He gave me the world ‘n I was young so I bit On the bate he would offer
What else could I do but secretly wish He was a little bit softer
Now a piece of him stares at me With her blue eyes, I hope she never knows
All the pain that he caused me, I hope I can Show her to love as she grows
Just when you thought you had it made. You put in your time, didn’t know that someday it would change
Every time I lose my place I find it again, because I ain’t giving in. I’ll be free someday
Wake up at dawn thought the sun was still up But it was only my head
Punching the clock, guess I do what I got to do to get me ahead
Took the chances I wanted Because I wanted to live
Not ashamed of it now because of who I’ve become if I had to do it again
Just when you thought you had a way. Taking your time, thinking something’s finally gonna change
Working so that you can own your days And use em to try to be a man with a mind. And be free someday
D
C
G
D
Lucky is a train ride, people on the side lines, sand in the hour glass.
Free as many hands as we can from the man even though I’m not riding first class
On the freight line swinging my legs in time with the rhythm of the wooden track
Box car runner come to take me away so I never ever have to go back
Busted for Nothin’
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Bb
I’m the odd one out and I can’t win
Pullin’ off the highway at the 3am
Eb
Gotta find my way before I run outta time
Bb
Cause the red and blue lights aren’t far behind
CHORUS:
Eb
I’ve always been good, I never took no chances
Bb
And now I’m a victim of circumstance, yeah
F
Eb
Bb
I got busted for nothin’ again.
I could be the decoy that you need
To get away with something that you shouldn’t be
Cause even when I’m minding my own business
I must do something that looks suspicious
CHORUS
Well, it looks like I got a case to crack
For why there’s a bullseye on my back
Is it when I’m sober that I drive like a drunk
Or just the tie-dyed sticker that’s on my trunk
CHORUS
Take your power trip off overdrive
Cause officer, I’ve got nothing to hide
Being this bored should be against the law
So go bother somebody doing something wrong
CHORUS
Carry Them Around
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Gm
Creep in through the cellar doors To the basement of my mind
Dm
Some skeletons are in there, Where they’ve been a long long time
Gm
Bits of sentences that had been spoken long ago
Dm
Rattle around the inside of my skull when I’m alone
Bb
C
Am
Dm
And I can’t seem to forget, Although it would be good to be
Bb
C
A7
Better than the words you used when disrespecting me
CHORUS
Gm
Bb
I can’t carry them around, I just can’t carry them around
C
These chains that weigh me down
Dm
I just can’t carry them around
If you knew me once at fifteen and again at thirty five
You’ll know that life has weathered me like stone against the time
The gears that keep on turning of the clock that won’t rewind
Some of them are rusted and it’s messing with my mind
And I can’t seem to forget, but it would be good for me
To take away the tie and gag and finally be free
CHORUS
Jam: Gm  Dm
Why is it so hard to forget about the past?
What do we know when we are young that has a chance to last?
Before you go and criticize be wise to hold your tongue
No lie when old men say that youth is wasted on the young
I can’t seem to remember just when it was I was
But since then I became and now I’m letting go because….
Chateau in the Shade
Words and music by Dan Klock
C
G
Sittin on a loveseat without my gal, man you know I gotta roll
C
G
She left me high about an hour ago, moving like a rolling stone
F
C
G
C
Staring out the window is a two bit town, everyone is going broke
F
C
Gathered all my change and went the other way
G
C
Now I’m leaving this town for good
Sitting on a see-saw by myself, man ya know I gotta roll
Didn’t take long to notice they were gone, truckin’ on down the road
Whistlin’ Dixie was a sunshine band singing won’t ya’ll come along
Ain’t quite sure about the shape I’m in, but I know I gotta ramble on
Oh my mama ya sure look fine, it’s a shame that I gotta roll
Carry all I own in my guitar sack and there ain’t much room for more
Looking for a needle poking from a stack is like looking for a rhyming song
Waiting for a train that ain’t a coming back, now the road is staring me down
Smelling like a hippie on a two month run, Lord he was born to run
Waiting for a rain cloud to wash my bones, lately I’ve been loving sun
Found me a hole by the river’s bend and everyone was gathered there
Thought I’d strip down and swim a little while then see where it goes from there
Runnin’ from the law with an illegal smile, Virginia wants me dead and gone
Had to take a turn off the beaten trail, well I guess I’ll be slowing down
Built me a Chateau in the Shade among the oak and the thorns
People passing by would stop and stay, we had a party going on.
The third verse was taken out after a couple of shows.
Crazy
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Verse Pattern:
Fm
Eb
Ab
Chorus Pattern:
Eb
Counting the hours and minutes
Db
Eb
Since the last time you felt like yourself
But maybe you never did
Db
Bb
And now is the time to finally get we-ell
Db
Bb
Cause these are the days
Db
Bb
Yeah these are your days
Db
Bb
So breathe in the days
Fm
Eb
Ab
And hold your head up high
Cause you were made to fly.
Cry Me a River
Words and music by Dan Klock
C
Bb
C
Bb
C
C
Bb
C
Bb
I climbed on board the southbound on a goodbye Saturday
Made my way to ‘bama, Lord I had to get away
Chimes of freedom shouting buddy ain’t no slowing down
That lonesome locomotive gonna haul this poor boy off
CHORUS
C
Bb C
Bb
F
G
Cry me a river, make it long deep and wide
Drown in tears of sorrow but I won’t lay down and die
Cry me a river, somehow I gotta get by
Floating by boat at sunset while watching my blues collide
(Am Pentatonic note ditty thing)
Changing lanes in Memphis made it halfway across the state
Took a turn in Nashville but I could see I was out of place
Kickin’ up dust and gravel with the ticket stub in my hand
I swear on a stack of Bibles, I won’t go back there again
CHORUS
I met a roving gambler who stole from a diamond thief
I met a piper playing on the streets of New Orleans
I met a drunken beggar who was too damn stoned to beg
I met a broken widow cryin’ Lord take me home someday
CHORUS
C
Crystal Bay
Words and Music by Dan Klock
Bm
C9
G
Em
C
G-F-C-F-G
Crystal Bay, casting colors, ocean waves, vast and deep
Gradual breeze, shifting freely, wild bouquet and unrestrained
Field of dreams, painted stories, sunset tales, desert plains
Burning light, flashing ambers, smoke and flame, shall be released
Spacious skies, dancing showers, wind and rain, sleet and snow
Golden rays, silver linings, milky way, the great unknown
C F–C–F–G
For all those times
C F–C–F–G
We’ve come together
C F–C–F–G
And all goodbyes
C F–C–F–G
But not forever
End: Bm – C – G – F – C – F – G
GFCFG
Down in the Mine
Words and music by Dan Klock
A
Down in the mine, black as coal
Leave it all behind when they shouted gold
E
Just how much can one man take
D
A
Better ask the other who took his place
Diggin’ up the ground, rollin’ in dirt
Jump in the river to wash off the earth
Snaggin’ up tuna in a wooden boat
When no one is looking jump overboard
E
Just how much can one make take
D
Better ask the other who took his place
E
Won’t be long he’ll be blowing by you
D
D7
A
Shouting “Man, let me tell you bout the poor man’s blues.”
D
If I would have listened to my papa in my early days
A
I would’ve taken his advice and learned how to play
E
A rhythm, a line, and a melody
D
D7
A
About a working man’s song for a working man’s dream.
Dig me out a hole, make it six feet deep
Gather in a circle, let the church bells ring
Bury my boots with my old six string
Ease me on down to the Grand Parade
Fire Dancin’ Maiden
Words and music by Dan Klock
C#
She’s a fire dancin’ maiden, her hair is hanging low
She’s a child of the midnight hour, she’s got rhythm in her bones
F#
C#
She was born of the earth and water. She’s a jester with a flute
F#
D#
G# G#7
She can turn a one line melody into a symphony of tones
CHORUS
F#
C#
She’s got a fire burning in the palm of her hand
F#
C#
G#
She’s leading from behind while dancing in the sand
F#
C#
G#
Shakin’ like a leaf on a crooked branch
F#
C#
Soaking up the rhythm, she ain’t turning back
She’s a circle in the sunshine like a moonbeam shining high
She can take you into outer space and then bring you back the sky
She’s a gypsy on an endless trip with footprints smooth as glass
She lays and dreams on a maple tree that has fallen in the grass
CHORUS
Her mama was a poet and her papa sang the blues
She was bound to sing for supper, & then baby sing like there ain’t nothing to lose
Making her way off the beaten trail on a kick down and a smile
She don’t embrace the ordinary days, she lets her nights run wild
CHORUS
A song for our beautiful sisters.
Flow River Flow
Words and music by Dan Klock
G (C-G)
C (D-C)
Hanging out on the banks of the river, sunshine going down
G (C-G)
F
G
Singing about that mighty river and how it rolls along
Rolls along on it’s own free will, teaching me and you
You can learn a lot about yourself if you spend some time with you
Singing
C
G
Flow River Flow
C
G
Down the banks of the Ohio
C
G
As you roll, gypsy roll
F
G
Keep that river flowing in your soul
Gust of spring blows by your nose, taste of sugar sweet
Little blue bird on a big old branch to keep you company
Skipping stones like you did at five, ya never really knew
When you grew up you’d still be skipping more than two
Singing
Flow River Flow
Down the banks of the Ohio
As you roll, gypsy roll
Keep that river flowing in your soul
Instrumental Part: G ----- F ----- G ----- F repeating
Graceful as a baby’s hand, stubborn as a child
Song as sweet as mother’s love and papa’s open arms
Twenty-nine times it has been sung about how she rolls and flows
Time has passed, her voice has changed but she still keeps rolling on
Singing
Flow River Flow
Down the banks of the Ohio
As you roll, gypsy roll
Keep that river flowing in your soul
Freak Flag
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Bb
Eb
F7
People out on the dance floor
About fifty rows deep
and they won’t stop moving no no no
nobody’s getting any sleep
but that’s the way that they like it
twirling and twistin to the beat
it ain’t no club no the ceiling is the sky
dirt underneath their bare feet
Hey, now take your time
No need to make up any lines
And if you’re putting on airs
leave ‘em behind with your cares
And let your freak flag fly
Fire dancers out in the grass
Twirling those bright orange flames
Old heads out there shaking their thing
Their spirits have no age
It’s a colorful circus of a cartoon crazy
Baby can’t take your eyes off the show
And if the outside world caught a glimpse of the madness
They’d never wanna go home
Hey, now take your time
No need to make up any lines
And if you’re putting on airs
leave ‘em behind with your cares
And let your freak flag fly
Instrumental Bridge (Time signature change)
F#maj7 – C#maj7 – Ebm - Ab
There’s a little place where I go to hide
It’s somewhere deep in the woods
Just a beautiful space where I meet all my friends
They say we’re up to no good
But I say it’s a matter of taste
And well, it’s fine by me
We may be dancing on the edge of the world
But it’s where we go to be free
Gypsy Street
Words and music by Dan Klock
A7
I stumbled in a mudhole, a little too deep for my boots
D7 (3 measures)
A7
I stumbled in a mudhole, a little too deep for my boots
B7
D7
Climb up on the high ground, saying, “Man, what’s the use?”
A7
He paid for her a ticket, feeling like a pretty nice guy
D7 (3 measures)
A7
He paid for her ticket, feeling like the captain of her eye
B7
D7
But her bases were all loaded, and home plate was cold and dry.
Stumble through the city, strumming songs on Gypsy Street
Stumble through the city, strumming songs on Gyspy Street
Ain’t seen no one round here since the day I learned to sing
Judge slams down the gavel, mutters, “Boy your ass is mine.”
Judge slams down the gavel, mutters, “Boy your ass is mine.”
Now the blues man plays the guitar like a man that’s doing life.
Swig of poison whiskey never could quite feed my head
Swig of poison whiskey never could quite feed my head
But a double dose of sunshine feels like fifty thousand friends
I often wake and wonder, do I got a one track mind?
I often wake and wonder, do I got a one track mind?
Am I chasing what I am, or chasing just what’s mine?
Standing on the corner with my backpack at my shoes
Standing on the corner with my backpack on my shoes
Some say he’s a bum these days. Others say, “Play me a tune.”
Gone
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Verse pattern: Bb
F
Chorus pattern: Bb Gm
Eb
F
Eb
Verse 1
The beat’s too fast, she can’t keep up
The action swirls around her as she tries to run
Attempts to speak, No words come up
She lifts her knees, but her feet are stuck
Verse 2
The tallest nail, Is pounded down
Asking questions only met with disapproving frowns
He sets a wave in motion for
His descendants who are still clinging to the shore
(La da da da da)x2
(La da da da da)x2
Chorus
There’s a subtle beauty in a line that comes out wrong
Power to the ones who keep on shuffling their feet along
Let yourself be humbled by the ones who spin to their own song
For what they leave behind might not be noticed till they’re gone, Gone, Gone
Verse 3
Brush and pencil, touching down on canvas white
Painting shadows under shapes describe an artist’s plight
It hangs alone on a wall just out of sight
To be a star is to give off your own light
(La da da da da)x2
CHORUS
Verse 4
Late at night, toiling away the candle wax
Brilliant ideas, but his youth is met with critical attacks
The seeds of change won’t be sown today
For he must wait for the oldest talking heads to fade
CHORUS
(La da da da da)x2
High Times
Words and music by Dan Klock
Bm
F#m
Rhythm bell rang and it would not stop
Bm
G
F#
Came for a day but stayed for a month
Bm
Em
Speaking of the high times and what has become
G
F#
Never coming back or looking back down
Saving up my change to buy a straw hut
Made a good living running from the law
Thought I had a chance when I tried to go slow
Choose the wrong side of the wrong damn road
Steady summer rain on a Monday afternoon
Reflect upon the days as you’re chasing on through
Shaking your head, ya made it out alive
Countless miles and unbound highs
Shape of your voice and the tone of your skin
Breath from your words that are thrown in the wind
Turquoise Lady with long brown hair
Eyes of the oceans never can compare
Rhythm bell rang and it would not stop
Came for a day but stayed for a month
Speaking of the high times and what has become
Never coming back or looking back down
Hustlin’ Jones
Words and Music by Dan Klock
E
Hustlin Jones playing trips to win
A
Became a man when he was ten
E
B7
Mama prayed he’d ride that gospel plow
E
At the stroke of four on an all night binge
A
Five alive on a smoke stained bench
E
B7
E
Piano playin ragtime Cajun style
Two of hearts and a wild card stare, Dancing Queens always come in pairs
Jonesy is as slick as a crocodile
Lit a match to a stubbed cigar, Lady luck from a blessed draw
One jacks were sliding off the pile
Room was loose and stares were tense, Jones was calm as a second glance
Reputation followed him to town
That he would bluff and not think twice, Nod to you with one black eye
That’s right, partner, Papa taught me well.
Pot was stacked like a Georgia whore,
Dawn was peakin’ through the swingin door
Last call, boys, time to lay ‘em down
He slammed the cards down on the floor, Read ‘em and weep that ain’t no bluff
Grabbed the cash and fired off a round
Jonesy rode with his brim down low, Through the town that he’d just won
Saw a fine fair maiden struttin south
With a rebel smile and an outlaw grin, said “Come with me if you wanna win!”
This town went bust and I’ve only just begun.
(He wins, doesn’t get killed, and gets the girl.)
I’ve Been Wandering
Words and Music by Gina Riggio
Intro: (repeat a while)
C
Am
Bb
F
C
Bb
F
C
Am
Bb
F
got a road worn smile, and it's gone a lot of miles
C
Bb
F
but everything I left behind is done
C
Am
Bb
F
I've tied up all the loose ends, said goodbye to all of my friends
C
Bb
F
got to go now and it's been a real good run
and maybe it was just a game and it's all supposed to sound the same
I guess I must just get bored easily
But flying out to space Is still a leap of faith
It shows you only what your heart can see
C
D
I've been wandering this city by myself but I'm not lost
F
G
C
I changed my name and now I’m moving on
C
D
If it’s wrong to go for broke then I don’t wanna be right
F
G
C
‘cause this is what love sounds like
C
Am
Bb
F
C
Bb
F
In someone else's make up, looking for rooms to shake up
can't help but feel a little out of place
it's someone else's hair, but I know you know I'm in there
recognizing all the clues that it's my face
I guess I'm just a person Trying to the better version
Of myself with all the awkwardness inside
Won’t let you in Between this costume and my skin
I only feel me looking through these eyes
CHORUS
Bridge:
Bb
F
maybe I'm too old to hope to see my name in lights
C
G
and secure myself a place in history
Bb
F
maybe I'm too plain and the world stage is much too bright
C
G
I still hope that there's some room for me
Jam: C Am
CHORUS
Bb
F
C
Bb
F
Just One More Night
Words and music by Dan Klock
G
You’ve been sayin’ honey that I’m wasting my time
Good love is so hard to find
C
G
Just one more night - just one more night
D
C
G
If I can’t have you baby then give me just one more night.
Listen for the wedding bells to be my bride
I heard you got a man on the side
Just one more night – Just one more night
If I can’t have you baby then give me just one more night
Wine by the fire and a belly full of bread
I’d rather have you in my arms instead
Just one more night – just one more night
If I can’t have you baby then give me just one more night
You provide the rhythm and I’ll provide the rhyme
We’ll dance to the tune that band provides
Just one more night – just one more night
If I can’t have you baby then give me just one more night
Then it’s farewell, baby, and I’ll meet you on down the line
Ending:
D
C
G–D–G
Long Way to Go
Words and music by Dan Klock
C
C7
If I were a taxi driver I would give the world the keys
F
C
If I were a bus driver I would let you ride for free
F
C
If I drove the mail train, I would bring it to your door
C G
C
We got a long, long way to go
If I drove a pick-up truck, I’d haul your troubles off
If I drove a semi-truck, every line I’d cross
If I drove the getaway bus I’d drive like a bat out of hell
We got a long, long way to go
If I owned a love bug, I’d name it after you
I’d pick your favorite shade of paint and I’d cruise the avenue
As we escape down lovers’ lane with your whole life ahead of you
We got a long, long way to go
If I rode on a gospel plow, the garden I would roam
If I road a stage coach, I’d ride those horses home
If I make it to the promised land, I swear I’ll pray for all
We got a long, long way to go
We got a long, long way to go.
We got a long, long way to go.
Last Call
Words and music by Gina Riggio
(Bm F#m E repeating throughout)
Last door closes
All that’s left downtown are empty store fronts and for lease signs
Who will fill them?
Who will fill them?
It’s almost last call
I swear I’ve heard this song
About a million times but I can’t
Help but sing along
They can’t help but sing along cause they don’t know that we’re too
CHORUS
Too young to say goodbye
Don’t you know that we’re too young to die
I’m not ready to say goodbye
Don’t you know that we’re too young to die
Late at night now
It’s hard to find good friends these days it seems the phone will never ring
No time for love
No time left in life for simple things
The wind is blowing
And nothing changes
Except the time when something does
Cause someone says that
Being different’s not that hard and they must know that we’re too….
CHORUS
I climbed a mountain
Yesterday in my free time
And when I reached the top I checked to see If I had arrived
But all I’d done was climb
Making sense of the chatter from the heads on the
End of the road and nowhere to go
tube
Gotta climb so high that you can’t see your toes
It’s an illusion man and you’ll believe what they want
The horizon line is so far from the naked eye
you to
But just over the edge is the beginning of the sky
Turn it off block the signals coming at my head
And maybe that’s what it means, just a dream that you
The waves are making slaves of the ones who aren’t
can see
On your lap like a cat or the gnomes dancing on the sheets already dead
I’m afraid that this land that I love is in the bands of
Half-awake in the middle of a sin
Afraid to take a breath when you don’t know what you’re the man
Whose intentions only can corrupt
breathing in
Set me free from the spin of the wheel
The colors of sound may not mean a thing
Except the voices in my head and the songs that they sing Give me patience lord for the world to heal.
Maggie
Words and music by Dan Klock
G
D
F
C
Done a lot of time on the backside of the mountain
G
F
C
Digging for gold, throwing seeds among the stones
G
D
F
C
Praying to the sun to yield a new tomorrow
G
F
C
Singing to the clouds as they wash upon the ground
Travelin’ down to the mainline highway
Billboards makin’ no sense at all
Each turn takes you on a new beginning
Sometimes the wheels, they don’t turn at all
Bb
F
C
Can you make it one more night?
Bb
F
C
Can you, Maggie, one more mile?
Angel flees from an open doorway
Out of bounds and living on the run
But if livin for today is only what you make it
Well, I heard before that tomorrow never comes
Can you make it one more night?
Can you, Maggie, one more mile?
Good luck to the ones who keep on keepin on
Farewell to those of you that don’t
Those windy songs will always be a blowing
And open arms will lead the way home
Maggie was the name of my camper. She was breaking down just outside of Philly while on Phil Tour. We had
tickers for the next three shows and was just hoping Maggie would get us there. The “Angel flees” verse,
however, is about Renee Boje. She fled to Canada while running from the DEA for growing pot. The chorus fits
her as well. - Dan
Moonshine Love
Words and music by Dan Klock
G
You’ll whistle like the wind when she blows past
Chase her down but she runs too fast
Sleepin’ like a baby but with one eye shut
She’s a top shelf woman, she was born to strut
D
Scent of Lilac, singing like a dove
C
G
Throw it all together it’s just moonshine love
Perhaps one song she’ll be in your grasp
She’ll be dancing down the isle when the last chord slaps
She’ll give you a wink so long farewell
By the time you say goodbye you’ll be waving to the crowd
She floats like a butterfly, stings like a shot
Throw it all together, it’s just moonshine love
C
G
Live and learn, you’ll die a wise man, Stubborn as a mule you’ll die in quicksand
D
C
You don’t have to beg for the bell to ring, Love doesn’t knock and it doesn’t sting
C
G
They say ya only get one time around, they say that only the good die young
D
Well, ya better make the most of it while ya can,
C
G
If it ain’t got soul it’s just a moonshine dance
Drop a gold dollar in the wishing well, pray to the heavens to cast a spell
See her in the garden, guarding her fruit
That damn thing ain’t got no roots
She may look sweet hanging on the vine
But it’s moonshine love, so don’t waste your time
Some love diamonds silver and gold, work eight days a week and still be broke
You’ll be chasin down bourbon with a shot of blues
Ya never want to end up like that poor dude
Sounds like a riddle, laugh while you can
But with moonshine love, you don’t stand a chance
G
If it ain’t got soul it’s just a moonshine dance…x 3
Medicine Show
Words and music by Dan Klock
D
What’s your name, baby what’s your sign
A
Tell me what I gotta do to make you mine
G
D
Should I turn around, come home, settle on down
G
D
Take you with me baby, let it all hang out
G
E
Inch by inch, baby mile by mile
CHORUS:
D
G
Good times are coming on fast
D
G
Same as before, are they here at last
D
G
High times, on the medicine show
A
It’s the only life I think I’ve ever known
Maroon dressed devil, satin, lace
Handing you a bottle, hook, line, and bait
Born to temptation, cool as sin
I’d pray to heaven, where do I begin?
Look at me know, look at the shape I’m in
CHORUS
Winter came one afternoon
Heard a king crying out the royal blues
If she’s a queen then I’m a fool
Living in a castle made of ice and glue
Summer came and away he flew
CHORUS
Mystery Train
Words and music by Junior Parker
A
E
Train I ride – fifteen coaches long
Train I ride – fifteen coaches long
B7
The woman I’m in love with
A7
E
She’s on that train and gone
Train, train – rolling down, down the track
Train, train – rolling down, down the track
Took my baby, Lord ya know it ain’t bringing her back
Well, I went down to the station to meet my baby at the gate
I asked the station master is that train running late
He said “Son, if you’ve been waiting on the 444,
I hate to tell ya boy, that train don’t come here anymore.”
Train, train – rolling down, down the track
Train, train – rolling down, down the track
Took my baby, Lord ya know it ain’t coming back
The story of our band name
“Mystery Train” is an old Junior Parker song from the 1930s.
Although many artists have covered this particular song it was the Jerry Garcia Band versions that
blew me away the most. As a dedication to Jerry, the Grateful Dead, and our scene, the name of our
band was born.
It’s spelled as one word because the JGB/Merl Saunders album, “Live at Keystone,” had the title listed as
one word. – Dan
Neptune Seas (Part 1)
Words and music by Dan Klock
Ebm
Abm
Occupying Neptune Seas, Ocean high and mighty waves
Bbm
Ebm
Seashore swells in cycles tossing under, to and fro
Multi shades of shelter interlocking one another
On an esplanade of diamond silt and pristine yellow sun
Wooden ships on further trips are setting sail with distant maps
While scrolls of poems line the deck with just enough for all
Nighttime falls, you lose your name, never mind the time of day
Wake with morning glories growing tightly in your palms
She believes in crazy love, when one door opens, one door shuts
Virgin roads shall whisper, sister I can lead you home
High and low the tide still flows, it teaches you that all you own
Are thoughts and dreams and memories as they wash away in song.
Never Let Go
Words and Music by Dan Klock
Dm
G
Since we’re laying down together with the evening off the ground
Dm
G
Free as a pair of angels rolling round in a lovers’ cloud
Dm
G
Conversation glances we got so much to talk about
Dm
G
Roll me over baby we can talk as the sun comes up
F C
Dm
Don’t ever let go
F C
Dm
Don’t ever let go
Roses on the mantle, fireflies light the door
Beeswax candle burning undressed shadows on the floor
Tips of crazy fingers holding minutes as they pass
I see that I should take my time and make each moment last
Don’t ever let go
Don’t ever let go
Beauty to a pedal to a painter painting scenes
Poets sheet of paper after forty seven states
And there you are a dreamer as a singer dressed in song
Spinning belly dancer with a Monday morning smile
Don’t ever let go
Don’t ever let go
Further out than Venus and you’re deeper than a stone
Roads that seem least traveled are the roads that lead you home
Rise, shine, good morning, roll over, time to go
Twenty some years behind you and a lifetime still to sow
Don’t ever let go
Don’t ever let go
Nine Pound Blues
Words and music by Dan Klock
A
E
Ridin’ into glory in the pouring rain
A
D
Dragging every inch of that ball and chain
A
E
A
Mounty got a number tattooed on his arm
Hung my name on every pole
Lean 180, ‘bout six foot four
Lay him down and get yourself a cash reward
D
A
D
A
Jingle jangle, spin around, won’t get caught today
D
A
D
A
Shake and rattle and sing along, this time we got away.
You’d think with four trains heading out of town
There’d be at least one that I could squeeze on
Made it passed the brakeman, quiet as a thief
Hiding in my stripes till I make it home
Swapping road stories with an old hobo
Freight train whistle howling just like a junk yard dog
Jingle jangle, spin around, won’t get caught today
Shake and rattle and sing along, this time we got away.
Nine pound hammer sure makes you sweat
Twice as hard when you lose your grip
Louie pours a double called the nine pound outlaw blues
Swinging till dark chipping every stone
Been laying that track since I was twenty four
Louie, my man, tonight I ride them home
Jingle jangle, spin around, won’t get caught today
Shake and rattle and sing along, this time we got away.
Overgrow
Words and music by Dan Klock
Em7
A7
Oh my baby what a beautiful sight
Em7
A7
To see ya all groovin’ on a groovy night
Em7
A7
I’ll bet somewhere it’s been laid down as sin
Em7
A7
To have a high smile and high grin
Monkey is in the rafters hanging with the candy man
They all got together, took me by the hand
Since that day I’ve been living in a jam
Road map the size of the whole wide land
We gotta
G
A
Em
Oooooooooooooovergrow….
Subterranean misfit in an underground scene
Smoke filled room and a dim lit stage
What could they be playing that could make the world move
Revolution calling from the stage to you
You gotta
G
A
Em
Oooooooooooooovergrow….
Play It Again
Words and music by Jacob Haqq-Misra
I rode up in the evening thirty minutes to show
Grab a drink and watch the ivories come alive
Be the first to catch the curtain, see the last of 'em go
Can't believe some folks are stayin' home tonight
Eb
Eb
Eb
Eb
Cm
Cm
Eb7
Bb
Fm
Fm
Ab
Eb
Bridge:
One night after the crowd had gone and I still had nowhere to go
He said, "We're taking this show on the road, and I hope I see ya' in the front row!"
G7
F7
Bb
Bb
Adim7
Toss a nickel, drop a dime to send a smile my way
Sing the song ya' sung a hundred time aloud
Play the sound to soothe my soul before the end of the day
Ring it out just like there's no one else around
Chorus:
Play it again, boy, play it again
There ain't no use in quittin' 'till the day comes to an end
You've been workin' all the while for a chance to shine tomorrow
So tonight ya' better play it once again
I've seen him with a crowd and seen him take the stage alone
Never lets a single note slip past his hands
And its somethin' close to magic as they dance to and fro
To let the music be the singer of the band
The melody rides over while the rhythm stays on track
Everyone on board begins to sway
This train has left the station, there's no use to go back
So just relax, let the conductor have a say
I know the end to every lick each time it comes around
And remember every show that got away
Some folks think I'm crazy, I depend on the sound
To lift me up and help me see another day
I'll never miss the smile he makes when folks let out a cheer
And when he's still I know he'll close his eyes
I hope he knows I'm grateful 'cause the music's so real
Makes everyone so glad to be alive
I took my ride and looked around the place where I was at
And let my mind take over with a grin
I never thought I'd meet someone to draw me from that
It's the right thing, I can feel it from within
The hall lit like a bonfire while the music blazed on stage
He played his heart and hands and soul so true
I know it's the beginning of the very first page
Because the old familiar song still sounds so new
C7
Bb7
Road Song
Words and music by Dan Klock
CHORUS 1:
B
A
When the lights go down, mama, kick off your shoes
E
B
When the tempo does the two-step, they’re swingin it just for you
When the roof is shakin’, baby, and the smoke consumes the room
It’s the first song of the first set and they’re singing it just for you
VERSE 1:
B
F#
Chasin’ a smile that is bound to last
E
B
Tear down the walls that were built too fast
Living in a world that knows my cries
They’ve heard it before, about a hundred times
CHORUS 2:
B
F#
I’m just a road boy, struttin’1/slidin’2/rollin’3 down the line
A
E
Pocket full of dreams that I can live by
B
A
I’ve opened up the sky to hear the songbirds sing
E
B
Never did they once ever sound the same
VERSE 2: Thinking of a girl that you loved to touch
Thinking of the times that she played too rough.
Thinking of your home and if the seeds were sown
Thinking of the stars and that harvest moon. (Go to Chorus 1)
VERSE 3: Workin’ on a road that was spread too thin
Covering the holes that I could not fix
Running down the miles that spin my head
Passing the time anyway I can (Go to Chorus 2)
VERSE 4: Rollin down the lines that we love so much
Making new friends every place we stop
Lending our homes to rest your bones
Sending you off, well fed and stoned (Go to Chorus 2)
VERSE 5: Singing of the world as it spins off track
Singing of the miles that you have on your back
Singing of the songs that keep you strong
Singing of the nights when you were doing wrong.
(Go to Chorus 1, then Chorus 2)
Rebel Sue
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Am
I’ve seen her walking down the street
E7
A twinkle in her eye
D7
The taste of glory in her mouth
G
Am
Adventure on her mind
Her swagger says she doesn’t care
And speak the truth she does
Riding high on inspiration
Against the rules because
Am
She’s Rebel Sue, Rebel Sue
C
Whatcha gonna do
D7
They’re watching from their windows
E7
Oh the things they speak of you
Am
Don’t tell my mama or the neighbors
C
That what I wish was true
D7
E7
Am
Was that I could be as bad as Rebel Sue.
I hide my darkest secrets
Behind a lady’s smile
But petty coats are cumbersome
And pigtails aren’t my style
Want to shed my fair skin
In exchange for worker’s hands
She’s my hero from a distance
Cause nobody understands
CHORUS
I found Sue at the station
And much to my surprise
No army stood behind her
No wingmen by her side
Leading sisters into battle
While marching all alone
Ain’t nobody that got somewhere good
By doing what you’re told
CHORUS
One day I packed my bag
When I knew I’d had enough
Embraced the road ahead of me
No doubt it would be rough
Said goodbye to my mama
And wiped my watered eyes
Cause the future is a speeding train
And I won’t be left behind
CHORUS
Kick back under the moonlight
Mud has stained our knees
Sue and I’ve been running wild
And doing as we please
She never said a word
But I know that she knew
That freedom has a price
And we’ve been paying down our dues
CHORUS
Sea of Blue
Words and music by Dan Klock
D
A
Hey boy where ya goin', mama it'll be alright
G
I've been down this road ten thousand miles, since the fourth day of July
His last step hit the KC ground he nodded through his eyes
So long Colorado hello Caroline
CHORUS
Beneath this sea of blue
Oh what a view
Among this scene of peace
And all the days between
Each day a season passes, you rise up off the floor
Another day lays beside you and it has come to settle a score
So you deal, trade or borrow and you never hesitate
In a mean ol' world full hustles and cheats you found a friend today
CHORUS
Beneath this sea of blue
Oh what a view
Among this scene of peace
And all the days between
Livin' on top of a great big world, swinging vine to vine
Overhead was an angel band playin' ramble on down the line
All those nights in a little grass shack, built by the hands of fate
My first love was truth or dare, she was a risk I had to take
CHORUS
Beneath this sea of blue
Oh what a view
Among this scene of peace
And all the days between
Send Me a Smile
Words and music by Jacob Haqq-Misra
F
Well it’s a wide wide world full of everything you need
Ride a tower to the top and see it all beneath
Bb
I got a hundred kinds of coffee and a thousand pounds of beans
F
I’ve seen it all before but still I don’t know what it mean
C
Bb
We’re in this place together, gonna stay awake forever
F
Till I find myself a friend like you
CHORUS
F
Send me a smile
C
F
Just a glance from your eyes so I know I’m not invisible
F
F7
Bb
You may think me a stranger who can make it alone
F
C
F
But there still ain’t nothing quite like a smile
Listen to the music as the band begins to play
Here the silence of tomorrow as the night turns into day
Sip some whiskey on the side lines, take another shot of gin
The sounds that make you move but give you nowhere to begin
I ain’t got nothing better can we talk about the weather
Well I know you know I’ve had my fill
CHORUS
BRIDGE
Bb
F
And even with the streets rolling on
C
Bb
Let the man on the post be your guide
Bb
F
Cause there’s really no way to go wrong
C
C7
And there’s always a way to get by
I got my fill of history watching walls go down and up
If that’s the way it goes well then I guess I’m outta luck
Found a jingle on the corner where they know my kind of rhyme
A little piece of gratefulness that managed to survive
We find ourselves a walkin’ but I know we’ll be forgotten
When I take myself to better days
Shades of August
Words and music by Dan Klock
Bm
All those shades of august turning bright and falling free
Em
Bm
Autumn born from summertime laying right below your feet
Bm
Em
Blue jay in the southern sky, black bear goes to sleep
Bm
Rolling off the mountains with the seasons on your sleeve
Em
Bm
Fireside at midnight and there’s stories still to tell
Em
Bm
C#m
Learn the names of a stranger, find our face out in the stars
Em
Bm
Lately I’ve been thinking just how far out this could go
F#m
Bm
Days go by like hours and the nights go on and on.
Five o clock this morning and the sun lays across the land
March winds blowing gently along each winter’s branch
Out here in the wilderness are footprints in the snow
Skyline takes your breath away, hear the call of the wild
April rain a pouring just enough to fill the world
Hey now May is growing, flowing bright, warm, and bold
Morning wakes a newborn seed, growing to the sky
Cherished ground you walk upon as thawed before your eyes.
Sooner or Later
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Cm7
F7 (This is the whole song)
Don’t tell me what it means, it’s just a dream. Get your head out of the clouds she said
Well I like it here. It’s friendly and it’s clear. For the first time things make sense
Wanna stare at the clouds, Wanna roll around On the ground lay on my back
Gonna stick my toes into the sand, Not gonna try to understand a thing, just gonna belly laugh
CHORUS
Sooner or later
When your body falls apart
What will you have
Sooner or later
When life changes on a dime
What will you have
Sooner or later
When you’re at your dying day
What will you say
Well that was time well spent
You know me, I’ll work hard. But not too too hard. Can’t toil away that precious time
If you love what you do they say, you’ll never work a day In your life.
Got to have meaning so I can see that gleaming glow Of connection between one and I
I’ll live healthfully And age gracefully So that you can see it in my eyes
CHORUS
I’m not too old, I’m not too bold, But after all this time I’m not that young
I’m nothing great, I’m nothing special, but The gifts the good lord gave me are enough
I got a few Friends who are true They’ve been by me through thick and thin
Through the clichés, and the delays. When I am ahead or when I’m caving in
CHORUS
Step it Up
Words and music by Dan Klock
G7
Wrote a pile of letters but they never got sent
Got a half a thousand pages that are stuck inside my head
C
Layin’ right beside me is a half a roll of stamps
Stick ‘em all together and this is what she said
C
Step it up!
C
Step it up
D-D#-E-F-G7
D-C#-C-Bb-G7
Only got one name and I believe it belongs to you
I’m waiting for this bell to ring inside this telephone booth
With a coin tight in my hand just enough to pay the toll
I heard her voice and shouted, “You’re my sweet jelly roll!”
C
Step it up!
C
Step it up
D-D#-E-F-G7
D-C#-C-Bb-G7
High steppin’ outta town with our red eyes open wide
Flaggin’ down the 419 gonna catch it flyin’ by
As quickly as it comes is as fast as it can go
Feelin’ like two lovers in a set of hobo’s clothes
C
Step it up!
C
Step it up
D-D#-E-F-G7
D-C#-C-Bb-G7
Keepin it together while this space is heating up
Keepin’ it together gonna let our spirits run
Keepin’ it together gonna love you till I drop
Keepin’ it together and I swear I’ve never stop
C
Step it up!
C
Step it up
D-D#-E-F-G7
D-C#-C-Bb-G7
Summertime Gone
Words and music by Dan Klock
A
G
Wake up in the morning, scratch my chin
A
G
Cool rain a blowin’, got wood to split
A
G
Can’t wait no longer, gotta get on it
A
G
Summer is a bygone, what a time we had.
Summertime came and summertime gone
Looks like we had better throw on something warm
Winds blow over, winds blow through
Wind gonna take the leaves, gonna give ‘em to you
A
G
A
G
Oh, oh. Take it easy. Oh, oh, let it grow.
Playin’ for the moment, rollin’ along
Nowhere else to be that ya aint been before
Road goes on forever but it won’t lead you home
When ya live up in the tree tops with birds of song
Rise up in the morning with a can’t wait grin
Wear the clothes of a sandbox kid
Gather around timbers where it all began
Ain’t no rhyme or reason how you felt within
Oh, oh. Take it easy. Oh, oh, let it grow.
Note: The A chord bounces back and forth with A major and D major. The G chord goes back and forth with the
C major chord.
Sundown Jam
Words and music by Dan Klock
A
Whatcha gonna do at the Sundown Jam
Set the mood to shake and dance
When it comes round to your sweet smile
In advance we thank you all
E
D
Flyin’ high above the sound, Flying high barefoot and proud
Whatcha gonna do at the Sundown Jam
Play that song like you never have
Bend that tone if the note goes flat
Let it roll out your fingers and off your back
Some may get it, some may not
Some keep shining when the sun goes down
Whatcha gonna do at the Sundown Jam
Tappin out a rhythm on the old tin can
Hootin’ and a Hollarin’, banging on a drum
Field full o’ spinners, field full of love
Flowing like a river after a storm
Everyone keeps on keepin’ on
Butterfly comes, butterfly goes
No one ever told that butterfly no
Spin, jump, roll around, make it known
With one big smile you are the show
She don’t live for the rich man’s fold
She sure as hell never goes what she’s told
Whatcha gonna do at the Sundown Jam
Harmonize with a few good friends
One takes tenor and one takes bass
One takes the middle and the other can’t sing
He’s playing with his boomerang in the fog
Thank God he’s got his lucky dog
Livin’ on a back road country block
Back to good livin’ threw away my watch
Ol’ time fiddle and the banjo man
Now that’s what I call a summertime jam!
Sun in My Face
Words and music by Gina Riggio
F#
B
The scorched dry earth stretches out for miles
No shade in site as far as I can see
Even the plants have attitudes
From the tallest tree down to the smallest weed
It doesn’t rain here much but when it goes
The pristine sun-kissed sky just opens up
Now I am invincible as I run between the drops
And the air I breath is cleaner when it stops
CHORUS
C#
D#m
I can’t wait
B
F#
Cause everywhere I go, the sun is in my face
C# D#m
No need to hide
B
F#
The ground rolls out behind me and I know the day is mine
G#
F#
Look back and see how far I’ve come
I scramble over sheets of rolling rocks
It teaches me to overcome the odds
A thirsty cactus pokes its head from between a pair of stones
And it’s at that moment that I know
CHORUS
JAM: D# C# G#
When I look out over gray and wish for green
Like I’ve missed the forest for the trees
Things are what they are because that’s how they ended up
Guess that’s how it’s always gonna be
CHORUS
That’s Alright
Words and music by Dan Klock
D7
You can take my rope, you can take my chain
You can leave me hangin’ without a thing
G
D7
That’s alright, that’s alright
A
G
D7
That’s alright mama, either way I’m doin’ fine
You can bring gray skies, command the rain
You can shield the sun behind a hurricane
That’s alright, that’s alright
That’s alright mama…Made it here and my strings are dry
You can sleep all day, run with the dogs
Come home to bed, long after dawn
That’s alright, that’s alright
That’s alright mama, made it here and it feels so right
You can sail the seas, leave me on the shore
You can play your game, I ain’t keepin’ score
That’s alright, that’s alright
That’s alright mama, we are here and it’s time to shine
The Way We Never Were
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Em7
F#m7
Em7
F#m7
On any street in any city, the movement never stops
I got myself a front row seat cause I don’t have to beat the clock
Hanging out in purgatory till I’ve had my fill
Draw conclusions from their movements when I’m standing still
CHORUS:
F#m7
B
Em7
A
Longing for the old days, the way we never were
F#m7
B
Em7
A
When time went by more slowly and heartbreaks didn’t hurt
F#m7
B
Em7
A
Missing all the those long nights when we’d stay up with the stars
F#m7
B
Em7
A
The way we never were is just the way we hope we are
Catching up with friends from long ago feels just like home
We chat and laugh is if no time has passed since last we spoke
Realize we’re getting older, we’re not children anymore
But going back in time would cheat us out of what’s in store
CHORUS:
Longing for the old days, the way we never were
When time went by more slowly and heartbreaks didn’t hurt
Missing all the those long nights when we’d stay up with the stars
The way we never were is just the way we hope we are
Wish that I could leave my troubles in the time when I was young
I didn’t know it then back then it turns out I had none
Life was so much sweeter when it didn’t cost a cent
Now I’m looking at the hour glass wondrin’ where time went
CHORUS:
Longing for the old days, the way we never were
When time went by more slowly and heartbreaks didn’t hurt
Missing all the those long nights when we’d stay up with the stars
The way we never were is just the way we hope we are
Trail’s End
Words and music by Jacob Haqq-Misra
Gm
C7
Gm
C7
Born to live this way, worn to live today
Gm
All talk and no show,
C7
Gm
Never thinking ‘bout the show comin’ down
In this grand parade, it ain’t just a game
Putting mind before money
‘cause the money says it’s over and through
Searching for a cure, never be too sure
Wait for the lighting to strike
Catch a cloud but don’t get caught in the rain
Work to stay secure, so much to endure
Give a shout in the jungle
Here the echo it’ll follow you home
CHORUS:
Gm
Bb
Calling You, set me free
C
Gm
Watching over all we see
Gm
Bb
Calling you, let me be
C
Bb
Look around us, it’s all I see
Checked out by a pro, but it’s tough to know
If the reason for the rhyme
Creates the rhythm to the music you play
Find some time alone, face the afterglow
Chasin shadows after nightfall
Keeps the fire burning over and through
CHORUS
Got to take a stand, tell those in command
If they do or if they don’t
It only matters if they hear what you say
Raise a broken hand, to a distant land
Hit the end of the trail
Keep facin’ miles of you already knew
CHORUS
C7
Tune Without A Name
Words and music by Dan Klock
I can see in this space I’m standing
There’s a tune without a name
I can see in this space I’m standing
There’s an ear to hear you sing
I can see in this space I’m standing
As you tug upon the strings
I believe in this space I’m standing
That the world is one big stage
CHORUS
At the foothills of the valley, chasin’ rainbows in the sun
Wishing for direction as the circle of life unfolds
Is it worth its weight in silver, one can never tell
But I can see in this space I’m standing in
I believe it belongs to song
I can see in this space I’m standing
There’s a tree as old as Christ – that his fingers gave it life
I should guard it with all my might
Like the whisper from a butterfly on a treetop takin’ flight
CHORUS
At the foothills of the valley, I believe it belongs to soul….
I can see in this space I’m standing
An ocean deep and vast – a reflection built to last
A world beyond our grasp
As golden as the promise that’s revealed in all good time
CHORUS
At the foothills of the valley, believe it’s along the shore
I can see in this space I’m standing
A road as smooth as ice – that the stones were kicked aside
Times doesn’t hesitate
We should give before we take
CHORUS
At the foothills of the valley, I believe it belongs to sound
Upside Down
Words and music by Gina Riggio
E
B
A
E
up against the back wall, quietly he stands
not quite sure what he should do with his large awkward hands
puts them in his pockets, and takes them out again
feeling eyes invisible, burning through his skin
(Hold E out 1 measure)
E
B
A
E
everyone around him knows just what to do
flattery's not imitation when it's done by fools
a battle cry with undertones of insecurity
He's just undressed the part of him he hoped they'd never see
CHORUS
B
A
E
Pardon me while I’m just passing through, won't make a sound
B
A
E
I’d check the books for what to do but I just don't know how
B
A
E
as soon as I get there I'm gonna up and leave this town
B
A
E
F#7
But I've got the wrong directions and my road map's upside down
A
Upside Down
A light brush with a finger, and a silence between words
every breath is diced apart and every heartbeat hurts
when will it get easier when will it just click
how can I find the answers in a manual so thick
Jam
E
B
A
E
sometime later as an old man he doesn't understand
why these things keep happening he's done all that he can
Least I can count on one thing in poverty or wealth
I've always done the right thing, he mumbles to himself
CHORUS x2
Under the Wire
Words and music by Gina Riggio
Eb – Eb/Db – Eb – Gb
Nobody’s gonna catch me, nobody’s gonna know
Where I keep my buried treasure they’ll never go
Nobody’s gonna catch me, nobody’s gonna see
Where I keep my secrets cause I carry them with me
Eb
Gb
Db
Eb
I try so hard to beat them at their own game
Eb
Gb
Ab
I got this far, guess my two left feet can dance
Db
Barely tripping up on chance
Eb
Gb
Db
Eb
One over par, one minute left to make it
Eb
Gb
Just under the wire….. (hold 1 extra measure)
Ab
B
Eb
I’m flying by the seat of my pants
Then again I’m not that brave, I’m not that tough
Seems that I always wait just long enough
They say that I run between rain drops
Think fast! Here comes a bullet, just dodge the shot
CHORUS
Makin something outta nothing, gonna make it last
Turn a dollar into five, gotta change it fast
Living end to end and not a penny more
But enough left over to get me home
CHORUS
I took a deep breath and I closed my eyes
Put my heart out there one last time
I was once starving out in the woods
Old days behind me, new times are good.
CHORUS
Unwind
Words and music by Jacob Haqq-Misra
Bbm
I'm always home where I'm at
Gb
Ain't never gonna look back
Db
Once you feel the beat
Ab
It makes you keep movin' on
Watch the morning star | And notice who you are
Bring the sound to life | Let the music play
Bbm
I don't mind but I
Absus4
Sometimes wonder why I get
Eb
Wrapped up into a knot and try to
F7
Unwind myself to right where I am
I don't mind, but I
Sometimes wonder why I get
Wrapped up into a knot and try to
Unwind myself to right where I began
I'll take whatever's here | If no one else is near
It's a lonely night | There's always room to share
Meet me where I stand | I hope it makes you feel glad
To be dancin' | Like you own the light
CHORUS
Movin' 'till I drop | No point in tryin' to stop
Every mile I take | Leaves a year behind
The longer that you're gone | Keeps me playin' along
To the tune you sang | When we began
CHORUS
Bridge Repeat 4 times. [Stay on Bbm, Gb, Db, Ab]
Never stop | Lookin' what's above and beneath
Unwrap the knot | Unwind another mystery
Stay on chorus chords
CHORUS 3 times to end
Welcome Home
Words and music by Dan Klock
Intro: Bbm – Cm – Bbm – Ab
Ab
Gb
Sound of a piano as it’s blowin in the wind
Ab
Carrying a promise that it’s something more than this
Journey into space untold surfing on a quest
Swaying sounds of motion as the music plays the band
Wake up in the bushes with your sandals in the air
Time to rise and ramble down the road without a care
Take it easy, take it slow, take it as it goes
Each one got each other and the climate suits our clothes
CHORUS
Ab
Db
Spend my waking days chasing circles round the moon
Eb
Db
Eb
Everyone I know is chasin good times too
Ab
Db
Futher down the road is a song called welcome home
Eb
Db Eb Bbm*
You can hear the piper playing to it all night long
Branches in the forest leave you higher than the range
See a little further once the leaves have slipped away
Footprints down the mountain holding dreams with none to spare
Leaving open lanes asking “where will you go from here?”
CHORUS
Coming down the back stretch as your laying in your bed
With all those distant memories that are spinning in your head
Gather up the children to recite a faithful tale
Of how you heard the music and you found those countless miles
CHORUS
*First goes into intro chords: Bbm – Cm – Bbm - Ab
*Second goes into verse chords: Ab – Gb
*Third goes into chorus chords: Ab – Db – Eb – Db – Eb
*Fourth goes into intro chords again: Bbm – Cm – Bbm – Ab
Winter Song
Words and music by Gina Riggio
F#
F#sus4/B
Barefoot on a frozen hill / Gravel in my toes
F#
C#
Where this path is leading / Almighty only knows
F#
F#sus4/B
Now, I don’t need to see the light / Least not before my time
F#
C#
B
C#
F#
Just need to reach the point when / I’m not asking why
Don’t wander in the forest / Because I’ve lost my way
It’s just that I can see the night / More clearly in the day
Take away the buildings / Take away the streets
Take away my shoes, why don’t ya? / I still have my feet
F#
C#
It’s been a long hard winter / Caterpillars don’t tell lies
B
G#m
You’ll be wise to heed their warning / Of those gray December skies
F#
C#
When you’re sitting in the room / Where lady luck has done you wrong
G#m
B
C#
F#
You’ll be waiting out the storm / Singing this here winter song
Through a clearing in the overlook / Where everything’s still ice
I see the rooftops of the houses / Where the snow has turned them white
An imaginary skipping stone / Bounces on the sea
Of the many lefts and wrong turns / And the many memories
CHORUS
Jam on G#m C# G#m C#
Turnaround after G#m is B C# F#(this F# is the beginning of the next verse)
Then back into verse pattern again.
These times can be impossible / Waiting for the spring
Tired of the learning / And the lessons winter brings
My fingers just don’t move right / Chills run across my skin
But inside my heart stays warm / When the blizzard snows me in
CHORUS – Short Jam on Verse Chords – CHORUS to end
What Would It Take
Words and Music by Gina Riggio
Cmaj7 Fmaj7
Cmaj7 Fmaj7
The simple life is not so hard to live
Cmaj7
Fmaj7
G
With just the right amount of takin’ and a half a pound of give
Am
G
Am
Throw away all the lines that are just stories anyway
Am
G
F
And make the most of living by just living for today
C
Em
F
What would it take for there to be more happy songs
C
Em
F
Songs about being grateful, not just right about what’s wrong
C
Em
F
Fm
People wasting words and energy on being sad
D7
G
C
When they could be dancin’ til the morning comes
Broken hearts may seem impossible to mend
Sometimes streaks of bad luck seem to never end
When the odds are stacked you can count on that
Everyone’s elastic, what hits bottom bounces back
Chorus
The little things in life just make it all worthwhile
Like sunsets, fingerpaintings, and your lover’s smile
You don’t need to have it all you just need to be
Open to a world of possibility
Chorus
Jam:
C – D9 – C – G – F
C – D9 – F - G – G
Chorus
Wheelman
Words and music by Dan Klock
Am – G / Am – C – G / Am – C – G
Am
G
Cold shot of daybreak through the bars
Saddle up warden, call the guards
One in the tower calling ten on the ground
Rounds get shattered, but I ain’t going down
C
G
Wheelman, go man, step it up, run
F
C
Jailbird flying back up north
G
Free as a feather, quick on his feet
F
C
This ain’t no life, but it chose me.
Am – G / Am – C – G / Am – C – G
Floating on the water, rolling them bones
Riverboat gambler betting all he owns
Poor man’s wager for a rich man’s prize
Pair of eights backed with ace’s high
Wheelman, go man, step it up, run.
Jackpot higher than heaven above
Out on a river boat full of dreams.
This aint no life, but it chose me.
Jam on whole pattern
Back at the safe house counting my dimes
Bank on the corner that’s just my size
Faster than poker, quicker than dice
Spin the wheel with dynamite
Wheelman, go man, step it up, run
Last shot of freedom but you can’t slow down
Raised by an outlaw, made for a thief
This ain’t no life, but it chose me.
Jam on whole pattern
Then Am – G (jam on verse chords)
Wheelman, go man, step it up, run,
Even the lord raised devil, son
Beg for mercy as you go to sleep,
this ain’t no life, but it chose me.

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