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AMANDA
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<1st Verse>
A D A
I've held it all inward, Lord knows I've tried
A E A
But it's an awful awakening in a country boy's life
A D A
To look in the mirror in total surprise
A E A
At the hair on your shoulders and the age in your eyes.


A D A
Amanda, light of my life
A E A
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife
A D A
Amanda, light of my life
A E A
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife

<2nd Verse>
It's a measure of people who don't understand
The pleasures of life in a hillbilly band.
I got my first guitar when I was fourteen
Now I'm crowding 30 and still wearing jeans.



Good ole Boys like me Bob McDill sung by Don Williams

D A G D G A
1. When I was a kid Uncle Remus he put me to bed
2. Well nothing makes a sound in the night like the wind does
3. When I was in school I ran with the kid down the street
D G D G A
1. with a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my bed
2. But you ain't afraid if you're washed in the blood like I was
3. and I watched him burn himself up on Bourbon and Speed
b A
1. Then Daddy came in to kiss his little man
2. The smell of Cape Jasmine thru the window screen
3. but I was smarter than most and I could choose
b A
1. with gin on his breath and the Bible in his hand
2. with John R. and the wolfman kept me company
3. learned to talk like the man on the six o'clock news
G A
1. and he talked about honor and things I should know
2. by the light of the radio by my bed
3. when I was eighteen, Lord I hit the road
G A7
1. Then he staggered a little when he went out the door
2. with Thomas Wolfe whispering in my head
3. but it doesn't seem to matter how far I go

D G A G e A7
R: And I still hear the soft southern wind in the live oak trees
D G A G e A7
those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me, Hank and Tennessee
G A b G
I guess we're all gonna be what we're gonna be
A D
So what do you do with good ole boys like me


DON WILLIAMS -- I BELIEVE IN YOU

INTRO: C C G G(7) D D7-Am G G
G *
I don't believe in superstars, organic food or foreign cars
G *
I don't believe the price of gold, the certainty of growing old
D
That right is right and left is wrong, that north and south can't get along
G
That east is east and west is west, and being first is always best

C * G *
But I believe in love, I believe in babies
D D7 G G
I believe in Mom and Dad, and I believe in you

I don't believe that heaven waits for only those who congregate
I like to think of God as love, he's down below, he's up above
He's watching people everywhere, he knows who does and doesn't care
And I'm an ordinary man, sometimes I wonder who I am

But I believe in love, I believe in music
I believe in magic, and I believe in you

C C
Well, I know with all my certainty what's going on with you and me
G G D D G G
Is a good thing. It's true, I believe in you

I don't believe virginity is as common as it used to be
In working days and sleeping nights, that black is black and white is white
That Superman and Robin Hood are still alive in Hollywood
That gasoline's in short supply, the rising cost of getting by
But I believe in love, I believe in old folks
I believe in children, and I believe in you
OUTRO: C C D D7 G

(Turn Out The Lights And) Love Me Tonight
Don Williams
Words And Music by Bob McDill
VERSE 1:
(D)I been lone-some
I been (G)emp-ty
I got an (D)ach-in'
(A7)Way down in-side
I need (D)some-one
Some-one to (G)hold me
CHORUS:
(G)Pull down the (D)shade
Turn out the (A7)light and love me to-(D)night
Don't (A)think a-bout to-(G)mor-row
It don't (D)mat-ter an-y-more
(A)We can turn the (G)key and lock the (D)world out side the (A7)door
I need you (D)so now, come on, let (G)go now
Kick off your (D)shoes, turn out the (A7)light and love me to-(D)night
VERSE 2:
(D)Now don't you wor-ry
We're all a-(G)lone now
Let your (D)hair down
(A7)Sit by my side
Turn off the (D)T.V.
Put on some (G)mu-sic
REPEAT CHORUS:

YOU'RE ARE MY BEST FRIEND
Verse 1
C | G7 |C
You placed gold ...... on my finger
|F | C
You brought love like I've never known
| | |F
You gave life .... to our children
|C |G7 |C
And to me a reason to go on
Chorus
C | |
You're my bread .... when I'm hungry
|G7 | |C
You're my shelter from troubled winds
| | F
You're my anchor in life's Ocean
|C | G7 |C
But most of all ... you're my best friend
Verse 2
C | G7 |C
When I need hope ..... and inspiration
|F | C
You're always strong when I'm tired and weak
| | |F
I could search ... this whole world over
|C |G7 |C
You'd still be every-thing that I need
Chorus
C | |
You're my bread .... when I'm hungry
|G7 | |C
You're my shelter from troubled winds
| | F
You're my anchor in life's Ocean
|C | G7 |C
But most of all ... you're my best friend
Chorus
C | |
You're my bread .... when I'm hungry
|G7 | |C
You're my shelter from troubled winds
| | F
You're my anchor in life's Ocean
|C | G7 |C
But most of all ... you're my best friend


I WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE IF YOU DIDN'T LOVE ME

Sometimes you may think I take you for granted
And granted, sometimes maybe I do
'Cause I've grown so used to you
G D
Lyin' next to me
A7 D
That I wouldn't want to live if you didn't love me

CHORUS:
No, I wouldn't want to get up
G D
In the mornin' if you weren't there
A
To kiss me and start my day off right
D
And to be waiting when I get home
G D
With lovin' just for me
A7 D
No, I wouldn't want to live if you didn't love me

(instrumental, in pattern of last 3 lines of chorus)

Verse 2:
It's love that makes the world go round
And my love for you just grows with leaps and bounds
'Cause you know just what to do
When the world has turned all blue
And I wouldn't want to live if you didn't love me

(chorus)

I'm Just a Country Boy

C (Am7)(Dm7)G7 Cmaj7
I ain't gonna marry in the fall,
Dm7 G C Cdim
I ain't gonna marry in the spring.
Dm G Cmaj7 Am
'Cos I'm in love with a pretty little girl,
Dm7 C F Dm G7
Who wears a diamond ring.

And . . .


Chorus:
C Am Dm Dm7 G7
I'm just a country boy,
C Cmaj7 C7 F
Money have I none.
Dm7 G7 C Am
But I've got silver in the stars,
Dm7 G7 Dm7 C Cdim
And gold in the morning sun;
Dm G7 Dm7 C Dm G7
Gold in the morning sun.


Never gonna kiss the ruby red lips,
Of the prettiest girl in town.
Never gonna ask her if she'd marry me,
I know she'd turn me down.
'Cos . . .

Chorus

I never could afford a store-bought ring,
With a sparkling diamond stone.
All I could afford is a loving heart,
The only one I own.
'Cos . . .

Chorus



Lord, I hope this day is good
By: Don Williams

Chorus
D
Lord I hope this day is good, I'm feeling empty and it's understood
A
I should be thankful Lord I know I should,
G A D
But Lord I hope this day is good


D
Lord, have you forgotten me? I've been praying to you faithfully
A
I'm not saying I'm a righteous man
G A D
But Lord I hope you understand

Bm F#m G D
I don't need fortune and I don't need fame
Bm F#m G D
Send down the thunder Lord, send down the rain
Bm F#m G D
But when you're planning just how it should be
A G A
Plan a good day for me.

Chorus
Instrumental-(same chords as the chorus: D A G A D)

Bm F#m G D
You've been the king since the dawn of time
Bm F#m G D
All that I'm asking is a little less crime
Bm F#m G D
It might be hard for the Devil to do
A G A
But it would be easy for you.




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Say It Again
(Don Williams)

(G)Oh, all I needed was one (C)look,
One magic (G)moment (D)was all it took,
From that (G)moment, I loved you (C)so;
(G)Now that Iíve found you,
Iím (D)never gonna let you (G)go,

So come on, say it, say it a(C)gain,
It (G)sounds so good, say it (D)one more time and then,
Oh, if you (G)mean it, say it a(C)gain;
The (G)hard partís over, and the (D)loving part be(G)gins,

Oh, hold me closer make me (C)warm;
I feel (G)wanted (D)here in your arms,
Iíve been (G)lonely for too (C)long,
Iíve (G)waited a lifetime for (D)you to come a(G)long,

So come on, say it, say it a(C)gain,
It (G)sounds so good, say it (D)one more time and then,
Oh, if you (G)mean it, say it a(C)gain;
The (G)hard partís over, and the (D)loving part be(G)gins.



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Till The Rivers All Run Dry

(D)ĎTill the rivers (G)all run (D)dry,
ĎTill the sun falls (G)from the (D)sky,
ĎTill life on (G)earth is (D)through,
Iíll be (A7)needing (D)you,

I know some(G)times you may (D)wonder,
from little (G)things I say and (D)do
but thereís no need for you to (G)wonder,
if I (D)need you, Ďcause Iíll (A7)need you,

ĎTill the (D)rivers (G)all run (D)dry,
Till the sun falls (G)from the (D)sky,
Till life on (G)earth is (D)through,
Iíll be (A7)needing (D)you,

Too many (G)times I donít (D)tell you,
Too many (G)things get in the (D)way;
And even though sometimes I (G)hurt you,
Still you (D)show me in (A7)every way,

ĎTill the (D)rivers (G)all run (D)dry,
ĎTill the sun falls (G)from the (D)sky,
ĎTill life on (G)earth is (D)through,
Iíll be (A7)needing (D)you.




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Don Williams

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