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New Keyboard!


I’m having so much fun with this!

I played as a child, on my Uncle’s keyboard… I learned by ear.  I always got so lost in it, for long periods of time.

So I mentioned this to my friend and he had a keyboard he wasn’t using!  I love it!  I’ve been plonking on it since it landed here..and in fact, it sits on my desk between my computer keyboard and I.  lol  It’s funny that I keep trying to type on the music keyboard!!  lol  It’s an older keyboard, but has lots of fancy buttons and gadgets..and it works.  🙂  I can make 100 different sounds…so let’s hope I learn to play it well!  Ha ha!

Anyway!  I discovered a wonderful site to learn some basics from and I’m totally amazed that it’s just like guitar. lol  I mean, it’s music theory and that’s the same..but I’m seeing the correlation between the keyboard music and that guitar.. I think this is going to really strengthen my guitar knowledge.  For the record, I’m still NOT learning House of the Rising Sun!  lol  I refuse!

So… here’s the link for the wonderful site that’s helping me! Play Piano By Chords

And here’s the picture of my new baby!

 

My New Baby!

My New Baby!

Matchbox 20 – Rest Stop


Matchbox 20 - Rest Stop

INTRO: Em, G, D, Em

VERSE 1:
Em                        G
 Just 3 miles, from the rest stop
D                     Em
 And she slams on the breaks
Em                          G
She said I tried to be but I'm not
D                                     Em
 And could you please collect your things
               D
Well I don't wanna be cold, I don't wanna be cruel
       Em
But I gotta find more than what's happened with you
              C
So if you'd - open up the door

CHORUS
          G
She said - while you were sleeping
       D
I was listening to the radio and wondering what you're dreaming
Em               D                  C
when it came to mind that I didn't care
              G
So I thought - hell if it's over
       D
I had better end it quick or I could lose my nerve
        Em       D           A
Are you listening - Can you hear me
            C
Have you forgotten

VERSE 2:
Em                      G
Just 3 miles from the rest stop
D                            Em
 And my mouth's too dry to speak
Em                              G
The light was shining from the radio
D                        Em
  I could barely see her face
         D
But she knew all the words that I never had said
               Em
She knew the crumbled up promise of this
                       C
broken down man - As I opened up my door

(CHORUS)
'SOLO' Chords are: C, D, C, D (x2)
(CHORUS x2)

Bedouin Soundclash – 12:59 Lullaby


Bedouin Soundclash – 12:59 Lullaby

My daughter introduced me to this song and I think I’ll try to learn it next. 🙂

Tuning: Standard

Chords Used
C      G      F      D
e|–8——7——5——10———|
B|–8——8——6——10———|
G|–9——7——5——10———|
D|———————————-|
A|———————————-|
E|———————————-|

Intro:  C

Verse:

G              F               C      D        C
It’s silent in early morning, the only sound is my breathing

G               F             C       D    (D continues)
As I lay awake not knowing, where it will be I’m going

Pre-Chorus:

G     D          G     D
But I know, time will slow

G  D           G
At 12:59, I sing lullaby

Chorus:

C            G           C        D
And if you want, me to sing, you a song,    I know

C   G      C     D
That there’s a 12:59 Lullaby, tonight

Pre-Verse: C   G F  x4

Verse:

C                   G           F                 C        D
I’ll see the next hour through, it falls to the next so soon

C             G             F                C         D
My guitar waits for a tune, where are the songs played gone to?

Pre-Chorus:

G   D          G    D
And I know, time will slow

G D           G
At 12:59, I sing Lullaby

Chorus:

C            G           C        D
And if you want, me to sing, you a song,    I know

C   G      C     D
That there’s a 12:59 Lullaby, tonight

Pre-Verse: C   G F  x4

Chorus:

C            G           C        D
And if you want, me to sing, you a song,    I know

C   G      C     D
That there’s a 12:59 Lullaby, tonight

C             G           C
Aoooooooooooahhhh      Aoooooooaa

D          C           G          C    D
ahhhhh            AooooooooooooOOOOOOOOO    So just say

Outro: C

Duffy – I’m Scared


I love her voice… if you haven’t heard Syrup and Honey, you should give
it a go.  The first time I heard it was in a huge gym, so it really echoed
nicely. 🙂
I posted this as I was reading Port of Embarkation‘s blog
and it made me think of this song. 🙂
I also have an unsolvable thing that won’t leave my mind / heart.

Duffy – I’m Scared

A A F E X2

A                 F
The blank pages of my diary,
A                         F
That I haven’t touched since you left me,
A      E         D  A
The closed blinds in my home
F#               Bm
See no light of day.

Dust gathers on my stereo
Cos I can’t bare to hear the radio
The piano sits in a shaded space
With a picture of your face.

A              F#
I’m scared to face another day
E                     D
Cos the fear in me just won’t go away.
A                 E            A
In an instant, you were gone and I’m scared.

A              F
Coffee stains on your favorite book
A                   F
Remind me of you so I can’t take a look.
A   E              D      A
The magazines you left on the floor,
F#                  Bm
You won’t need them anymore.

A towel left hangin’ on the wall,
No sign of wet footsteps in the hall
There’s no smell of your sweet cologne.
I’m lying here alone.

A              F#
I’m scared to face another day
E                     D
Cos the fear in me just won’t go away.
A                 E            A
In an instant, you were gone and I’m scared.

I’m scared to face another day
‘Cause the fear in me just won’t go away.
In an instant you were gone, now I’m scared.
In an instant you were gone and I’m scared.

Feet Painting - Us

Feet Painting - Us

Blue October – Calling You


One of my new loves… I always liked Hate Me, but they have so much more!!!  I’m loving it!  What a find!  🙂

Blue October - Calling You

Notes: The basic framework for this song is C F Dm G, with the pre-choruses
something like F Dm Am G.  I saw Blue October live at Super Bash in Houston on
1/31/04, and they rocked.  They played this song last, and I moshed like a
freak.  Comments are welcome at samueljking_2000@yahoo.com.


[Verse 1]
					 Dm	G
There's something that I can't quite explain
	    C		   F			  Dm 	G
I'm so in love with you - You'll never take that away
C		   F		  Dm	  F
  And if I said a hundred times before
	  C		  F		       Dm    G
expect a thousand more - You never take that away 


[Pre-chorus]

Well expect me to be
F
calling you to see
	   Dm
if you're ok when I'm not around
Am
asking if you love me
G
I love the way you make it sound
F
Calling you to see
     Dm			       Am
do I try too hard to make you smile
	    G
to make a smile


[Chorus]
		    C		 F
Well I will keep calling you to see
	   Dm	
if you're sleepin' are you dreamin' and
	   G				   C
if you're dreamin' are you dreamin' of me
	    F	              Dm  	   G
I can't believe you actually picked...me


[Verse 2]

I thought that the world had lost its sway

(it's so hard sometimes)

then I fell in love with you (then came you)

and you took that away

(it's not so difficult, the world is not so difficult)

you take away the old, show me the new

and I feel like I can fly when I stand next to you

so what if I'm on this phone a hundred miles from home

I take the words you gave and send them back to you

[Pre-chorus]

[Chorus]

[Bridge, which is something like Am Dm G C]

[Repeat chorus twice and then fade out over "whoa oh oh" over chorus chords]

Rolling Stones – Blinded by Rainbows.


I’ve always always and always loved this song.  A lot of folks who love the Stones don’t even know of this song.  I guess because I’ve always been drawn to rainbows I noticed it.  I love it. 😉  And I know it refers to God and such…I’m not religious that way.  I’m Wiccan.  I believe in the earth and powers that all connect, but I still love this!!!  And really it’s a gorgeous song. lol  Hard to play on guitar though…grrr. 🙂

Rolling Stones
Blinded By Rainbows

Intro:

play this two times:

——-2——-2——-0-0-|
—–2——-3——-1—1-|
———–2——-0—–0-|
—0—–0—————2-|
—————–3——-3-|
-3————————-|

G
Did you ever feel the pain
C
that he felt upon the cross,
D
did you ever feel the knife,
C
tearing flesh that’s oh so soft?

Em     C
Did you ever touch the night,
Em    C
did you ever count the cost,
Em   C/G
do you hide away the fear
D
put down paradise as lost?

G          D   C
Yeah, you’re blinded by rainbows,
G           D    C
watching the wind blow,
G          D  C
blinded by rainbows,
Em
do you dream at night,
do you sleep at night,
C
I doubt it…
G
Did you ever feel the blast
C
as the semtex bomb goes off,
D
do you ever hear the screams,
C
as the limbs are all torn off?

G
Did you ever kiss the child,
C
who just saw his father shot,

D
do you ever shed a tear,
C
as the war drags on and on?

Em     C
Do you ever touch the night,
Em      C
or is it just another job,
Em    C/G
do you feel the final hours
D
put down paradise as lost?

G          D  C
Hey, you’re blinded by rainbows,
G        D  C
and faces in windows,
G          D  C
blinded by rainbows,
Em
do you dream at night,
do you sleep at night,
C
I doubt it…
Em         C
Do you ever fear the night,
Em               C
could it be the war is lost
Em          C/G
do you fear the final hour,
D
do you kneel before the cross?

G          D  C
You’re blinded by rainbows,
G            D    C
watching the wind blow,
G          D  C
blinded by rainbows,
Em
do you dream at night,
do you scream at night,
C
do you smell the fear,
is your conscience clear,
Em
are you bathed in sweat,
are your clothes all wet,
C
do you see the light,
is the end in sight,
Em
see the face of Christ,
enter paradise,
C
I doubt it…

e —|—|—|—|—|
B —|—|—|—|-x-|
G —|—|—|—|-x-|
D —|—|—|—|-x-|
A —|—|—|—|—|C/G
E —|—|-x-|—|—|

Kelly Clarkson – Already Gone


Kelly Clarkson – Already Gone

Standard tuning EADGBE


Intro A E F#m E D  x2

Verse
A
Remember all the things we wanted
E
Now all our memories, they’re haunted
F#m                                D
We were always meant to say goodbye
A
Even with our fists held high
E
It never would’ve worked out right
F#m                            D
We were never meant for do or die

Bm
I didn’t want us to burn out
D
I didn’t come here to hold you

Now I can’t stop

Chorus
A              E                  F#m                   E    D
I want you to know that it doesn’t matter where we take this road
E
Someone’s gotta go
A              E                              F#m
I want you to know you couldn’t have loved me better
E    D
But I want you to move on
E
So I’m already gone

Verse 2 (same as verse 1)
Looking at you makes it harder
But I know that you’ll find another
that doesn’t always make you want to cry
Started with a perfect kiss then
we could feel the poison set in
Perfect couldn’t keep this love alive

Bm
You know that I love you so I
D
love you enough

to let you go

Chorus 2
A              E                  F#m                   E    D
I want you to know that it doesn’t matter where we take this road
E
Someone’s gotta go
A              E                              F#m
I want you to know you couldn’t have loved me better
E    D
But I want you to move on
E
So I’m already gone
A
I’m already gone
E
Already gone

F#m               E    D                             E
You can’t make it feel right when you know that it’s wrong
A
I’m already gone
E
Already gone
F#m         E     D
There’s no moving on
E
So I’m already gone

Bridge
A E F#m E D  x2

A
Remember all the things we wanted
E
Now all our memories, they’re haunted
F#m                     E           D
We were always meant to say goodbye

End with Chorus 2

Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne



Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne

[Verse 1]
A                               Bm
Come over to the window,  my little darling
D                              A
I’d like to try to read your palm
G                                    D
I used to think I was some sort of gypsy boy
F#m                         E   Esus4 E E7
before I let you take me home

[Chorus]
A                 F#m
Now so long, Marianne,    It’s time that we began
E   Esus4     E  E7     E Esus4       E      E7     A        Asus4
to laugh      and cry   and cry      and laugh about it all again

[Verse 2]
A                  Bm
Well you know that I love to live with you
D                                A
but you make me forget so very much
G                          D
I forget to pray for the angels
F#m                       E  sus4 E E7
and then the angels forget to pray for us

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
A               Bm
We met when we were almost young
D                         A
deep in the green lilac park
G                                D
You held on to me like I was a crucifix
F#m                                 E   Esus4 E E7
as we went kneeling through the dark

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
A                                 Bm
Your letters they all say that you’re beside me now
D                        A
then why do I feel so alone
G                                 D
I’m standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
F#m                      E  Esus4 E E7
is fastening my ankle to a stone

[Chorus]

[Verse 5]
A              Bm
For now I need your hidden love
D                         A
I’m cold as a new razor blade
G                                D
You left when I told you I was curious
F#m                         E   Esus4 E E7
I never said that I was brave

[Chorus]

[Verse 6]
A                     Bm
Oh, you are really such a pretty one
D                                   A
I see you’ve gone and changed your name again
G                              D
And just when I climbed this whole mountainside
F#m                     E  Esus4 E E7
to wash my eyelids in the rain

[Chorus]

——-
[I found this extra verse written out somewhere. Not on the original recording from the Best Of… Disc]

A                    Bm
Oh, your eyes, well, I forget your eyes
D                              A
your body’s at home in every sea
G                             D
How come you gave away your news to everyone
F#m                              E Esus4 E E7
that you said was a secret to me

Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep


Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep


Am                 E
The ponies run, the girls are young,
Am             Am/E Am Am/E
The odds are there to beat.
Am                   E
You win a while, and then it’s done –
F
Your little winning streak.


Dm     E
And summoned now to deal
Am     G     F
With your invincible defeat,
Dm              E
You live your life as if it’s real,
F          G      Am
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue


Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue

A                     G
Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’,
A               G
I was layin’ in bed
A                  G
Wond’rin’ if she’d changed at all
D
If her hair was still red.
A                       G
Her folks they said our lives together
A                 G
Sure was gonna be rough
A                     G
They never did like Mama’s homemade dress
D
Papa’s bankbook wasn’t big enough.
E                     F#m
And I was standin’ on the side of the road
A                  D
Rain fallin’ on my shoes
E                   F#m
Heading out for the East Coast
A                 D            E
Lord knows I paid some dues gettin’ through,
G       D     A
Tangled up in blue.

She was married when we first met
Soon to be divorced
I helped her out of a jam, I guess,
But I used a little too much force.
We drove that car as far as we could
Abandoned it out West
Split up on a dark sad night
Both agreeing it was best.
She turned around to look at me
As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder,
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue,”
Tangled up in blue.

I had a job in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell
But I never did like it all that much
And one day the ax just fell.
So I drifted down to New Orleans
Where I happened to be employed
Workin’ for a while on a fishin’ boat
Right outside of Delacroix.
But all the while I was alone
The past was close behind,
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind, and I just grew
Tangled up in blue.

She was workin’ in a topless place
And I stopped in for a beer,
I just kept looking’ at the side of her face
In the spotlight so clear.
And later on as the crowd thinned out
I’s just about to do the same,
She was standing there in back of my chair
Said to me, “Don’t I know your name?”
I muttered somethin’ underneath my breath,
She studied the lines on my face.
I must admit I felt a little uneasy
When she bent down to tie the laces of my shoe,
Tangled up in blue.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe
“I thought you’d never say hello,” she said
“You look like the silent type.”
Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the thirteenth century.
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burnin’ coal
Pourin’ off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you,
Tangled up in blue,

I lived with them on Montague Street
In a basement down the stairs,
There was music in the cafes at night
And revolution in the air.
Then he started into dealing with slaves
And something inside of him died.
She had to sell everything she owned
And froze up inside.
And when finally the bottom fell out I became withdrawn,
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin’ on
Like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue.

So now I’m goin’ back again,
I got to get to her somehow.
All the people we used to know
They’re an illusion to me now.
Some are mathematicians
Some are carpenter’s wives.
Don’t know how it all got started,
I don’t know what they’re doin’ with their lives.
But me, I’m still on the road
Headin’ for another joint
We always did feel the same,
We just saw it from a different point of view,
Tangled up in blue.

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