My Dear Sweet Followers

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Freight Train Blues

 
I haven't posted here in a long time,
but who among us doesn't love an old bluesy song 
about a freight train.
Especially when it is only 4 chords :) 
 
D
I was born in Dixie in a boomer's shack
                              A7       D
Just a little old shanty by a railroad track
 
The humming of the drivers was my lullaby
                                      A7     D
And a freight train whistle taught me how to cry
 
                                                    
I've got the freight train blues Lordy Lordy Lordy
                            E7       A7
Got 'em in the bottom of my rambling shoes
    D
And when that whistle blows I've gotta go 
G         D
Oh Lordy  guess I'm never gonna lose
    A7            D
The freight train blues
 
                                             
Now my Pappy was a fireman and my Mammy dear
                            A7    D
Was the only daughter of an en-gineer
 
My sister married a brakeman and it ain't no joke
                                     A7       D
Now it's a shame the way she keeps a good man broke
 
 
I've got the freight train blues Lordy Lordy Lordy
                            E7       A7
Got 'em in the bottom of my rambling shoes
    D
And when that whistle blows I've gotta go 
G         D
Oh Lordy  guess I'm never gonna lose
    A7            D
The freight train blues
 
 
Have great day, and keep on,
Strumming & Singing :)
Connie :) 
 
 
 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cotton Fields ~ A Four Chord Song



Cotton Fields  4 easy chords

G

When I was a little bitty baby

   C

My mama would rock me in the cradle

        G                      D7

In them old cotton fields back home

     G

When I was a little bitty baby

   C

My mama would rock me in the cradle

        G   D7                 G

In them old cotton fields back home

 

          C

When them cotton bolls get rotten

          G

You can't pick very much cotton

                               D7

In them ole cotton fields back home

   G

It was down in Louisiana

             C

Just about a mile from Texarkana

        G   D7                 G

In them ole cotton fields back home

 

Repeat

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Wayward Wind ~ Four Chords

The Wayward Wind  ~ Four Chords


G                   G7            C
Oh the wayward wind is a restless wind
           G                   D7
A restless wind that yearns to wander
           G     G7          C
And he was born  the next of kin
            G          C       G
The next of kin to the wayward wind


In a lonely shack by a railroad track

He spent his younger days
                                
And I guess the sound of the outward bound
D7                                G
Made him a slave to his wandering ways

repeat #1

Oh I met him there in a border town

He vowed we'd never part

Though he tried his best to settle down
D7                          G
Now I'm alone with a broken heart



  Keep Smiling,
Connie :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Put A Little Love In Your Heart ~Three Chord Song



This is the Guitar that I learned on,
Then one day I got out my sharpies
&
This is what I came up with :)



C
Think of your fellow man lend him a helping hand
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart

You see it's getting late oh please don't hesitate
F                         C
Put a Little love in your heart

C                        G7
And the world  will be a better place
C                        G7
And the world  will be a better place
F   C    F   C   F        C         G7
For you  and me  you just wait  and see

C
Another day goes by and still the children cry
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart

If you want the world to know we won't let hatred grow
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart

Repeat #2

C
Take a good look around and if you're looking down
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart

And I hope when you decide kindness will be your guide
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart

Repeat #2

F                         C
Put a little love in your heart

Each and every day
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart
                        
There's got to be a better way
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart

Don't you think it's time we start
F                         C
Put a little love in your heart






 Have a great day, and keep a song in your heart,
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mama's Table ~ A Very Easy Three Chord Song



Mama's Table

Recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys



G                                          C

We pull a chair up every night and eat and talk and joke and fight

   D7                                      G

Us kids learned wrong from right at mama's table

                                                C

Just some hickory wood and screws it's where my daddy read the news

           D7                             G     C

You didn't put your dirty shoes on mama's table



           G                          C

It was the center of the best times I remember

    D7                                       G

Sometimes the only thing that brought us all together

                                       C

Grandma passed it down when I was in a cradle

     D7                                         G

It's in my kitchen now but it's still my mama's table



                                                C

It's where my brother and I played games I just knew he'd gone insane 

    D7                               G

The day he carved his name in mama's table

                                           C

And when we got down on our luck it seemed like it held us up

    D7                                   G

You could always feel the love in mama's table



                              C

It was the center of the best times I remember

    D7                                       G

Sometimes the only thing that brought us all together

                                       C

Grandma passed it down when I was in a cradle

     D7                                         G     C

It's in my kitchen now but it's still my mama's table



            G

It has some faded spots and cracks 

      C

And a couple of burns from candle wax

          D7                               G

There’s a memory in each scratch on mama's table

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Milk Cow Blues ~ Three Chord Song

Milk Cow Blues
This is a easy little 3 chord song.
It was recorded my Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys in 1946.

You can go here to hear them: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky2874tImDs

 
G
Well I woke up this mornin' and I looked out doors

I could tell my milk cow I could tell by the way she lows
       C                                G
If you see my milk cow ooh drive her on home
        D7                     C                        G
I ain't had no milk and butter since my milk cow's been gone


Well you've got to treat me right day by day

Get out your little prayer book get down upon your knees and pray
                   C                                   G
Cause you're gonna need you're gonna need my help some day
            D7                C                 G
Yeah you're going to be sorry you treat me this way


Well good evening don't that sun look good going down
C                                                G
Well good evening don't that sun look good going down
           D7                      C                G
Don't your home look lonesome when your lover ain't around


Now I've tried everything baby to get along with you

And now I'm gonna tell you what I'm gonna do

I'm gonna stop cryin' gonna leave you alone

If you don't think I'm leavin' you can count the days I'm gone
                   C                                   G
Cause you're gonna need you're gonna need my help some day
            D7                C                 G
Yeah you're going to be sorry you treat me this way


I want to thank all of my followers and visitors.
I hope that you are enjoying the songs that I post.
I'm keeping it easy :)
Have fun, Connie :) 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Back Home Again In Indiana ~ 8 Easy Chords

Back Home Again In Indiana ~ 8 Easy chords

Written by James F. Hanley and Ballard MacDonald


C          A7          D7         G7               C
Back home again in Indiana and it seems that I can see
              F                 C
That gleaming candlelight still shining bright
            D7            G7
Through the sycamores for me
             C         A7         D7
The new mown hay sends all its fragrance
         G7               Am
From the fields I used to roam
       C               E7               Am
When I dream about the moonlight on the Wabash
     C                  G7      C
Then I'm longing for my Indiana home
 
 
 
There are a lot of chords in this song, but they are easy beginner chords.
I'm was born a Hoosier and there is a part on me
 that will always have a heart for my birth state
 of Indiana. 
This post is for my dear friends that have the good fortune
 to live in this lovely Midwest state.
Autumn is coming and Indiana 
is ablaze with color in this beautiful season.  
 
I have lived in Washington state,
 now for the biggest part of my life,
and it is home :) 

Have fun with this one, Connie :)