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CENTERFIELD


by John Fogerty
Intro: G C D G (3x) C Bm Am D7
G
Well beat the drum and hold the phone
C G
The sun came out today
G Em D D7
We're born again there's new grass on the field
G
A-'roundin' third and headed for home
C G
It's a brown-eyed handsome man
C D G
Anyone can understand the way I feel.
chorus
G
Put me in Coach
C G
I'm ready to play today
G
Put me in Coach
C Bm
I'm ready to play today
Am
Look at me
D7
I can be
G
Centerfield
G
Well I spent some time in the Mudville Nine
C G
Watchin' it from the bench
G Em D D7
You know I took some lumps when the Mighty Case struck out
G
So Say Hey Willie tell the Cobb
C G
And Joe DiMaggio
C
Don't say it ain't so
D G
You know the time is now.
chorus
intro
G
Got a beat-up glove a homemade bat
C G
And a brand new pair of shoes
G
You know I think it's time
Em D D7
To give this game a ride
G
Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all
C G
A moment in the sun
C D G
It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye.
chorus

Rock and Roll Girls
by John Fogerty
from the album "Centerfield"
intro: G C D x4
G C
Sometimes I think
D G C D
Life is just a rodeo
G C
The trick is to ride
D G C D
And make it to the bell
G C
But there is a place
D G C D
As sweet as you will ever know
G C
In music and love
D G C D
And things you never tell
G C
You see it in their face
D G C D
Secrets on the telephone
G C
A time out of time
D G
For you and no one else
G C
Hey let's go
D G C
All over the world
D G C
Rock and Roll Girls
D G C D G
Rock and Roll Girls
Sax solo: G Em C D x3
G
G Em C D x3
G
G C
If I had my way
D G C D
I'd shuffle off to Buffalo
G C
Sit by the lake
D G C D
And watch the world go by
G C
Ladies in the sun
D G C D
Listening to the radio
G C
Like flowers on the sand
D G C D G
A rainbow in my mind
G C
Hey let's go
D G C
All over the world
D G C
Rock and Roll Girls
D G C
Rock and Roll Girls
G C
Hey let's go
D G C
All over the world
D G C
Rock and Roll Girls
D G C
Rock and Roll Girls

repeat the chorus a few more times and fade out...


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BIG TRAIN (FROM MEMPHIS)
written and performed by John Fogerty
tab transcribed by Collins Crapo

(8 measures of E)
B7 E A E
When I was young I spent my summer days
B7
layin' on the tracks
E B7 E A
The sound of the wheel rollin' on the steel
E
Took me out, took me back

CHORUS:
A E
Big train from Memphis
A E
Big train from Memphis
B7 E
Now it's gone gone gone
B7 E
Gone gone gone

Verse 2:
Like no one before, he let out a roar
And I just had to tag along
Each night I went to bed with a sound in my head
And the dream was a song

(chorus)

(instrumental, pattern of verse and chorus)

Verse 3:
Well I rode 'em in and back out again
You know what they say about trains
But I'm tellin' you, since that Memphis train came through
This whole world's not the same

(chorus)


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BLUE MOON NIGHTS
written and performed by John Fogerty
tab transcribed by Collins Crapo

E / / / 2 / / / 3 / / / 4 / / /
A E
Help me, fellas, I'm feelin' kinda weak
A E B
The way I'm livin' just ain't right
E A E
I need someone to watch over me
A B7 E
All my blue moon nights

Verse 2:
I want a girl to take me by the hand
Lead me right down the line
Hold me gently while we dance
All my blue moon nights

CHORUS:
A E
Heaven only knows I don't wanna be
B7 E
Just a fool passin' through
A E
Won't you send an angel to walk with me
A B7 E
All my blue moon nights

(instrumental; same pattern as verses)

Verse 3:
Help me, fellas, it's gettin' kinda late
We're runnin' out of precious time
She might pass me while I waste
All my blue moon nights

(chorus; sing last line 3 times)


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CROSS-TIE WALKER
written by John Fogerty
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
tab transcribed by Collins Crapo

D / / / 2 / / / 3 / / / 4 / / / 5 / / / 6 /
G
I went down to the station
D
Just to take a ride
G
I went down to the station
D
Just to take a ride
A7
Found myself on a flatcar
D
Yesterday behind

Verse 2:
Pullin' out from the platform
There was no brass band
I pulled out from the platform
Nobody raise a hand
There were no tears or regrets
>From the runaway train
Train, train, train, train

(instrumental, same pattern as verses)

Verse 3:
Got no sand in my pocket
You know I ain't tied down
With no sand in my pocket
Never do sit down
I'm just a cross-tie walker
Where the freight trains run
Run, run, run, run

(instrumental, same pattern as verses)

Verse 4:
If you see me a-comin'
Don't you waste my time
If you see me a-comin'
Don't you waste my time
'Cause there're more miles between us
Than the Santa Fe line
Run, run, run

(hum 2 lines of a verse, then play D continuously and fade)


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Have You Ever Seen The Rain

John Fogerty

A
Someone told me long ago

There's a calm before the storm
E
I know
A
It's been coming for some time

When it's over, so they say

It'll rain a sunny day
E
I know
A
Shinin' down like water
D E
I wanna know
A C#m F#m E
Have you ever seen the rain
D E
I wanna know
A C#m F#m E
Have you ever seen the rain
D E A
Comin' down a sunny day
D A C#m E A


Yesterday and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hot
I know
Been that way for all my time
Therefore ever more it goes
Through the circle fast and slow
I know
It can't stop, I wonder

I wanna know...


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John Fogerty

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