Friday, September 05, 2014

Melissa - Allman Brothers





Melissa Chart
Melissa Tab

Melissa
Intro & Leads
E / F#m/E / G#m/E / F#m/E /
Verse
E / F#m/E / G#m/E / F#m/E /
E / F#m/E /
A Bm/A C#m/A Bm/A
E F#m/E G#m/E F#m/E
Cmaj7/G / B /
Bridge
E / D / A / B /
C#m / A / B / / /
Verse 1
Crossroads, seem to come and go
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
Knowing many, loving none
Bearing sorrow havin' fun
But back home he'll always run, to sweet Melissa
Verse 2
Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same
And no one knows the gypsy's name
No one hears his lonely sigh
There are no blankets where he lies
In all his deepest dreams the gypsy flies, with sweet Melissa
Bridge
Again the morning's come, again he's on the run
Sunbeams shining through his hair, appearing not to have a care
Well, pick up your gear and gypsy roll on, roll on
Verse 3
Crossroads, will you ever let him go
Will you hide the dead man's ghost
Or will he lie, beneath the clay
Or will his spirit roll away
But I know that he won't stay without Melissa
Yes I know that he won't stay without Melissa

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind

"Always On My Mind" is a song most people associate with Willie Nelson but the original was done by Brenda Lee in 1972. Elvis took a turn with it a little later. This lesson is mostly along the lines of Willie’s version in spite of the fact that the piano was the main accompanying instrument. We use a somewhat unusual double-bass-note strumming pattern, a few chord inversions, and some passing bass notes to make this a great and fun song for guitar players.
Always On My Mind Chart
Always On My Mind Solo




Always On My Mind
-----------------
by Willie Nelson

I:
D              A
Maybe I didn't love you
Bm       D          G            A
Quite as often as I could have
D                  A
And maybe I didn't treat you
Bm       D         Em7
Quite as good as I should have

II:
G                  D
If I made you feel second best
G         D           Em
Girl, I'm sorry I was blind
A            Bm     A7    D     Em    F#m
But you were always on my mind
G        A7           D     G     A
You were always on my mind

(same progression as I)
Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine

(same progression as II)
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

D     A  Bm    D
Tell     me
G                 D                 Em    G    A7
Tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
D     A  Bm
Give     me
D       G                  D              Em
Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
     A             D
I'll keep you satisfied

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) guitar lesson, with chords

The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers, Charlie and Craig Reid (born 5 March 1962, in Leith). They are probably best known for the songs "Letter from America", "I'm On My Way" and "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)". The band tours extensively throughout Europe and other continents.






The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be

D
When I wake up yeah I know I'm gonna be
          G              A                D
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you
       D
When I go out yeah I know I'm gonna be
          G              A               D
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you

     D
If I get drunk yes I know I'm gonna be
          G              A                  D
I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
         D
And if I haver yeah I know I'm gonna be
          G                A           D
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

{Chorus}
But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked 1,000 miles
To fall down at your door

When I'm working yes I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you
And when the money comes in for the work I'll do
I'll pass almost every penny on to you

When I come home yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow old well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you

When I'm lonely yes I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's lonely without you
When I'm dreaming yes I know I'm gonna dream 
Dream about the time when I'm with you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nature's Way - Spirit

Nature's Way Tab

Nature's Way Chords

Nature’s Way is a classic from the band Spirit, led by guitarist Randy California. It is from their fourth album, Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus and features almost minimalist style guitar playing with a mix of steady bass notes and accented chords.






Nature’s Way
Verse
Asus2 A G#7sus4 G#7
Asus2 A G#7sus4 G#7
C#m7 A C#m7 A
E B Asus2 A
Bridge
B/A A B/A A
Verse 1
It's nature's way of telling you something's wrong
It's nature's way of telling you in a song
It's nature's way of receiving you
It's nature's way of retrieving you
It's nature's way of telling you, something's wrong
Verse 2
It's nature's way of telling you, summer breeze
It's nature's way of telling you, dying trees
It's nature's way of receiving you
It's nature's way of retrieving you
It's nature's way of telling you, something's wrong
Bridge
It's nature's way, it's nature's way
It's nature's way, it's nature's way
Verse 3
It's nature's way of telling you something's wrong
It's nature's way of telling you in a song
It's nature's way of receiving you, it's nature's way
It's nature's way of retrieving you, it's nature's way
It's nature's way of telling you, something's wrong
Something's wrong, something's wrong