The Hand Youre Holding Now (CHORDS) by Skeeter Davis

[INTRO]~
B Gb


[VERSE 1]~
B        Dbm     B                 E
I can't forget the first time that I kissed you!

        B                            Gb
It's the sweetest feeling I have ever known!

   B                                 E
But every dream they say must have an ending!

       Gb                                 B
And you leave the hands you're holding all alone!


[VERSE 2]~
B                                   E
Did God mean I could keep you for a lifetime..?

  B                              Gb
Or did He mean for just a year or two..?

B                                   E
If it's meant that I should have to lose you!!

    Gb                                      B     G
then what's these hands you're holding gonna do!


[VERSE 3]~
  C                                F
If you don't want me I won't try to keep you!

           C                                   G
But there's just the smallest chance you may be wrong

C                                   F
Until you're sure I hope you'll never let go!!

      G                                     C
of the hands that you've been holding for so long!

The Inquiry Of Ms Terri (CHORDS) by The Dear Hunter

[Intro]~
Gm      F       Gm
Gm      F       Gm


[Verse]~
Gm      Gm F Gm D       Cm
A home removed,.. a life resumed right here,.. right here!

Gm      F       Eb
The Priest and the Rosary,..

Gm F    Eb      D
The book and the bond between he and me

Cm
has long since broken!

Gm      Cm      Gm      C
A boy who's grown,.. too short to see,..

Gm      C       F#      C
A tale unfold,.. too tall to be!

Gm F    C Bb Gm F       C Bb
A life once lived behind closed doors,..

Gm F C Bb       F#      C
The irony of the pensive whore


[Chorus]~
Gm      Gm
Touch,.. taste,..

Gm      Gm      C
Feel it ripping me down!

Gm      Gm      Gm Gm
Reprise,.. two times,.. the Dime!

Gm      C       D
Burn it to the ground,.. oh on the ground!


[Verse]~
Gm
The inquiry of Ms! Terri,..

F
The expiry of misery,..

D
The table turns,.. the sun along,..

Gm      F
The riverbed,.. and he's alone!

Eb
Her object of affection,..

Cm      D
Conflicted by convictions of indecency,.. sorority,..

D
Corrupted by impropriety!

Gm
The cavalier,.. she hopes of him,..

F
In dissonance with experience,..

D
The boy who grows,.. with knife in hand,..

Gm      F
To fend for her,.. becomes a man

Eb
While she plays fake affection,..

Cm
And carefully lacks objection,..

D
To her gentleman caller's twisted desire!


[Chorus]~
Gm      Gm
Touch,.. taste,..

Gm      Gm      C
Feel it ripping me down!

Gm      Gm      Gm Gm
Reprise,.. two times,.. the Dime!

Gm      C       D
Burn it to the ground,.. oh on the ground!


[Break]~
Gm F F#dim Gm F Eb Cm D

Gm      F
We dance around the room,..

D       Gm F
My love,.. I'll carry you,..

Eb      Cm
And I'll teach you how to treat

D
that Leading lady that you'll meet!

Gm      F       D
We dance around the truth,.. my dear

Gm F    Eb      Cm
I lie for you,.. and when I lie down,..

D
I'm simply lying to them too


[Chorus]~
Gm      Gm
Touch,.. taste,..

Gm      Gm      C
Feel it ripping me down!

Gm      Gm      Gm Gm
Reprise,.. two times,.. the Dime!

Gm      C       D
Burn it to the ground,.. oh on the ground!


[Break]~
Gm F F#dim Gm F Eb Cm D

Gm      F
We dance around the room,..

D       Gm F
My love,.. I'll carry you,..

Eb      Cm
And I'll teach you how to treat

D
that Leading lady that you'll meet!

Gm      F       D
We dance around the truth,.. my dear

Gm F    Eb      Cm
I lie for you,.. and when I lie down,..

D
I'm simply lying to them too

Memphis Moon (CHORDS) by Mean Mary

[Intro]~
Am     G Am     G


[Verse 1]~
     Am                                    G
Got a midnight feelin’ since this afternoon

  Am
My soul needs the healin’ of the Memphis moon

      G        Dm
‘Cause when the night comes down with a thudding crash

  Am                                     G
My jeans become a gown with a silver sash


[Chorus]~
E7                  Am
A hoot owl sounds its eerie rhyme

E7                           Am
I guess it’s been around for a long,.. long time

   E7                Am
And while it sings its haunting tune

         D7                 E7    F  E7      Am
I’m gonna dance by the light of the Memphis moon


[Interlude]~
Am     G Am     G


[Verse 2]~
Am                                     G
Dark waters swell to a riverboat’s cry

   Am                                   G
The stars all yell,.. and the willows sigh

Dm
Deep as death,.. oh,.. the Mighty Mississip’

    Am                                     G
Just rollin’ along like she’s takin’ a trip


[Chorus]~
E7                      Am
Makin’ her rounds in her muddy shoes

E7                      Am                E7
Dressin’ in browns,.. but singin’ in blues

                     Am
Midnight fever’s gonna hit me soon

         D7                 E7    F  E7      Am
I’m gonna dance by the light of the Memphis moon


[Instrumental]~]~
Am     G Am     G Am


[Bridge]~
Time dances slow to the rhythm of my feet

Am
The moon hangs low over Beale Street


[Chorus]~
E7                  Am
A hoot owl sounds its eerie rhyme

E7                           Am
I guess it’s been around for a long,.. long time

   E7                 Am
And while it sings its haunting tune

         D7                 E7    F  E7      Am
I’m gonna dance by the light of the Memphis moon


[Outro]~
Am     G Am

Desire In The Darkness (CHORDS) by Karliene

[Verse 1]~
Em                     D
I believe in monsters

            Em      D
I believe in ghosts

  Em              D
In haunted houses

            Em     D
And tortured souls


[Verse 2]~
Em                 D
Drawn to darkness

         Em    D
But never love

    Em               D
Till you possessed my soul

           Em  D
And woke me up


[Pre-Chorus]~
   C        Em     D
The spectres in the hallway

   C         Em    D
Are screaming out a warning


[Chorus]~
           Em          D
Who am I in love with!!..?

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness

                 Em      D
I'm ready to lose myself

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness


[Chorus]~
           Em          D
Who am I in love with!!..?

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness

                 Em      D
I'm ready to lose myself

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness


[Verse 3]~
             Em         D
What are you afraid of!!..?

              Em   D
The ghosts within!!..?

            Em        D
Show me your blackened soul

           Em    D
And kiss my lips


[Pre-Chorus]~
       C        Em     D
Oh,..!! the spectres in the hallway

   C         Em    D
Are screaming out a warning


[Chorus]~
           Em          D
Who am I in love with!!..?

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness

                 Em      D
I'm ready to lose myself

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness


[Chorus]~
           Em          D
Who am I in love with!!..?

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness

                 Em      D
I'm ready to lose myself

             Em        D
Desire in the darkness


[Outro]~
           Em          D
Who am I in love with!!..?

           Em          D
Who am I in love with!!..?

           Em          D
Who am I in love with!!..?

           Em          D    Em  D    Em  D
Who am I in love with!!..?

Colleen Malone (CHORDS) by Hot Rize

[INTRO]~
G C C C D G


[VERSE 1]~
G                        C             G
It's been ten years and three since I first went to sea

          C               A           D
Since I've sailed from old Ireland and home

         G              C            G
But those hills lush and green were a part of my dream

      C             D         G
When I dreamed of my Colleen Malone


[VERSE 2]~
G               C            G
On the day I returned to my sorrow I learned

        C          A           D
That the angels had called her away

    G          C        G
To a grave on a hill overlooking the mill

          C                 D          G
That's the place where she's sleeping today


[CHORUS]~
      D                              C        G
As the soft breezes blow,..!! through the meadow I go

        C             G            D
Past the mill with the moss covered stone

                                   C             G
Up the pathway I climb,..!! through the woods and the vines

  C          D         G
To be with my Colleen Malone


[VERSE 3]~
G                      C        G
She was faithful each day as I sailed far away

         C          A           D
There was no one but me that she loved

       G            C              G
And I remember those eyes,..!! soft and blue as the skies

       C            D         G
And her heart was as pure as a dove


[CHORUS]~
      D                              C        G
As the soft breezes blow,..!! through the meadow I go

        C             G            D
Past the mill with the moss covered stone

D                                    C             G
Up the pathway I climb,..!! through the woods and the vines

  C          D         G
To be with my Colleen Malone


[INSTRUMENTAL]~
G  C  G  C  A  D  G  C  G  C  D  G


[VERSE 4]~
                   C           G
All the years of my life I will not take a wife

      C            A       D
I will live in this valley alone

        G        C            G
Planting flowers around in the soft gentle ground

      C          D         G
That's holding my Colleen Malone


[CHORUS]~
      D                              C        G
As the soft breezes blow,..!! through the meadow I go

        C             G            D
Past the mill with the moss covered stone

D                                    C             G
Up the pathway I climb,..!! through the woods and the vines

  C          D         G
To be with my Colleen Malone

D                                    C             G
Up the pathway I climb,..!! through the woods and the vines

  C          D         G
To be with my Colleen Malone

Its Quite Alright (CHORDS) by Tim Timebomb

[Intro]~
D C# B A G  D
D C# B A G  D


[Verse 1]~
D                      E                      G                         D
I'm gonna tell you how it'll go down but only you can tell me how it will end

D               E               G              D
All systems can stop right here all we are is pretend

D                   E           G                  D
So many things be a mystery and all we're seeking is freedom

D              E       G                   D
We realize Mr! Reality I'm gonna be there to greet him


[Chorus 1]~
C#          D
And it's alright

C#            D
It's quite alright with me


[Instrumental 1]~
D C# B A G  D
D C# B A G  D


[Verse 2]~
D             E               G                 D
Ignorance manifests like that oh man it's hard to stop

           D                        E             G                       D
When you're balanced don't lose your balance cause then you'll take a divine drop

          D               E                   G                  D
And if you find my name in regards to danger I urge you all to take heed

D                     E                G          D
Causations,..!! is it the end of the world gonna set me free


[Chorus 2]~
C#          D
And it's alright

C#            D
It's quite alright with me


[Outro]~
D C# B A G  D
With me

D C# B A G  D

Allez-Vous-En (CHORDS) by Kate & Anna McGarrigle

[Intro]~
C  F  C    Dm7  Eb  G


[Verse 1]~
         Dm7         G
Since the moment when first

      C
Like a rocket you burst

     Dm7      G        C
In my hitherto tranquil skies

    Dm7         G
I am startled to find

    C
I am not colour blind

      E        B7           E
When I view the blue of your eyes


[Pre-Chorus]~
          Dm                       C
Therefore,.. please do not take me to task

      D                  G     G7
If the following favour I ask


[Chorus]~
        C              Am       C
Allez-vous-en,.. allez-vous-en,.. monsieur

                  Dm7   G
Allez-vous-en,.. go away

        Dm             B        Bb     Dm
Allez-vous-en,.. allez-vous-en,.. monsieur

                  G     C
I have no time for you today

                       C        C7     C
Do be a dear,.. just disappear,.. monsieur

                      F
Bid me farewell,.. do do do

                         F#      G   D7
Allez-vous-en,.. please go away,.. monsieur

    C       G7       C
Or I may go away with you


[Pre-Chorus]~
          Dm                       C
Therefore,.. please do not take me to task

      D                  G     G7
If the following favour I ask


[Chorus]~
        C              Am       C
Allez-vous-en,.. allez-vous-en,.. monsieur

                  Dm7   G
Allez-vous-en,.. go away

        Dm             B        Bb     Dm
Allez-vous-en,.. allez-vous-en,.. monsieur

                  G     C
I have no time for you today

                       C        C7     C
Do be a dear,.. just disappear,.. monsieur

                      F
Bid me farewell,.. do do do

                         F#      G   D7
Allez-vous-en,.. please go away,.. monsieur

    C       G7       C
Or I may go away with you

A Spaceman Came Travelling (CHORDS) by Karliene

[Intro]~
Bm  F#m  G  Bm  D  A  G
Bm  F#m  G  Bm  D  A  G


[Verse 1]~
Bm            D                 A          Bm
A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar

     D              A              G                 A
'Twas light years of time since his mission did start

   Bm     F#m         G          Bm
And over a village he halted his craft

      D           A          G               A Bm
And it hung in the sky like a star,..!! just like a star


[Verse 2]~
             D              A         Bm
He followed a light and came down to a shed

       D          A                G              A
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed

Bm              F#m     G               Bm
A bright light of silver shone round his head

   D          A          G               A     Bm
And he had the face of an angel,..!! and they were afraid


[Verse 3]~
                 D              A        Bm
Then the stranger spoke,..!! he said,..!! "Do not fear

D           A        G                  A
I come from a planet a long way from here

   D         F#m          G
And I bring a message for mankind to hear"

   D            A        G     A          Bm
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air


[Chorus]~
                       F#m          G          Bm
And it went La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D           A           G   A
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

Bm          F#m          G           Bm
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D             A           G        A          Bm
Peace and goodwill to all men,..!! and love for a child


[Chorus]~
           Bm          F#m          G           Bm
And it went La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D           A           G   A
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

Bm          F#m          G          Bm
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D             A           G        A          Bm
Peace and goodwill to all men,..!! and love for a child


[Verse 4]~
           D          A                     Bm
This lovely music went trembling through the ground

   D         A          G                  A
And many were wakened on hearing that sound

   Bm                F#m        G
And travellers on the road,..!! the village they found

      D             A           G                A    Bm
By the light of that ship in the sky,..!! which shone all around


[Verse 5]~
               D           A             Bm
And just before dawn at the paling of the sky

   D          A                G              A
The stranger returned and said "Now I must fly

    Bm           F#m            G
When two thousand years of your time has gone by

    D           A         G                 Bm
This song will begin once again,..!! to a baby's cry"


[Chorus]~
                       F#m          G          Bm
And it went La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D           A           G   A
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

Bm          F#m          G           Bm
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D             A           G        A          Bm
Peace and goodwill to all men,..!! and love for a child


[Chorus]~
           Bm          F#m          G           Bm
And it went La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D           A           G   A
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

Bm          F#m          G          Bm
La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La,..!! la,..!! la,..!! La

D             A           G        A          Bm
Peace and goodwill to all men,..!! and love for a child


[Verse 6]~
                      Bm
Oh,..!! the whole world is waiting together

F#m         G              Bm    D
Waiting to hear the song again

     A               G                 A Bm
We're standing on the edge of the world

        F#m                       G           Bm
And it's started something at the time of the year

    D           A         G           A    Bm
This song will begin once again to a baby's cry


[Outro]~
Bm  F#m  G  Bm  D  A  G
A Bm  F#m  G  Bm  D  A  G    A Bm

All My Tears (CHORDS) by Julie Miller

[Intro]~
Em  G  D  Em      G  D  Em


[Verse 1]~
When I go don't cry for me

G             D         Em
In my fathers arms I'll be

The wounds this world left on my soul

G           D                  Em
Will all be healed and I'll be whole


[Verse 2]~
Sun and moon will be replaced

G        D               Em
With the light of Jesus' face

And I will not be ashamed

G      D                Em
For my saviour knows my name


[Chorus]~
        G                     Em
It don't matter where you bury me

G       D                Em
I'll be home and I'll be free

       G               Em
It don't matter where I lay

Em     D                Em
All my tears be washed away


[Verse 3]~
Gold and silver blind the eye

G    D           Em
Temporary riches lie

Come and eat from heaven's store

G        D                   Em
Come and drink and thirst no more


[Verse 4]~
So weep not for me my friend

G       D               Em
When my time below does end

For my life belongs to him

G        D               Em
Who will raise the dead again


[Chorus]~
        G                     Em
It don't matter where you bury me

G       D                Em
I'll be home and I'll be free

        G              Em
It don't matter where I lay

G      D                Em
All my tears be washed away

Black Lightning (CHORDS) by Jim Henry

[Intro]~
D


[Verse 1]~
                                          G
Says Red Molly to James,..!! "That's a fine motorbike

                                        D
Oh,..!! a girl could feel special on any suchlike"

                                          G
Said James to Red Molly,..!! "Well my hat's off to you

                                  D
It's a Vincent Black Lightning,..!! 1952

        A                           G        D
And I've seen you at the corners and cafes it seems

A                              G                D
Red hair and black leather,..!! my favourite colour scheme"

      Em              G
And he pulled her on behind

                             D
And down to Box Hill they did ride


[Verse 2]~
                                                           G
Said James to Red Molly,..!! "Well here's a ring for your right hand

                                          D
Though I'll tell you in earnest,..!! I'm a dangerous man

                                          G
For I've fought with the law since I was seventeen

                                          D
And I robbed many a man to get my Vincent machine

   A                                 G           D
And now I'm twenty-one years,..!! I might make twenty-two

     A                     G               D
And I don't mind dying,..!! but for the love of you

      Em                   G
And if fate should break my stride"

                                      D
He said,..!! "I'll leave you my Vincent to ride"


[Verse 3]~
                                          G
"Come down,..!! come down,..!! Red Molly",..!! called Sergeant McRae

                                          D
"For they've taken young James Adie for armed robbery

                                          G
Shotgun blast hit his chest,..!! left nothing inside

                                         D
Oh,..!! come down,..!! Red Molly,..!! to his dying bedside"

        A                           G           D
When she came to the hospital,..!! there wasn't much left

      A                           G              D
He was running out of road,..!! he was running out of breath

      Em                G
But he smiled to see her cry

                                      D
He said,..!! "I'll leave you my Vincent to ride"


[Verse 4]~
                                          G
Said James,..!! "In my opinion,..!! there's nothing in this world

                                    D
Beats a '52 Vincent and a red-headed girl

                                          G
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeveses won't do

                                          D
Oh,..!! they don't have a soul like a Vincent '52"

  A                           G               D
He reached for her hand and he slipped her the keys

  A                          G       D
He says,..!! "I've got no further use for these

     A                     G           D
I see angels on Ariels with leather and chrome

A                            G        D
Swooping down from heaven to carry me home"

      Em                         G
And he gave her one last kiss and died

                              D
And he gave her his Vincent to ride