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"Scared"

Words and music by Burton Cummings



[intro] DD EmEm F#F# GG EE AA D-E F#-G

D Em F# G
Said I'm scared, an' lord I'm scared, I'm terrified
Em A D-Em F#-G
Never been much on religion but I sure enough would like to hear the call
D Em F# G
I'm scared lordy, lord I'm shakin' I'm petrified
Em A D-Em F#-G
Never been much on religion but I sure enough just fell down on my knees
D A \\\\ F# B A D-Em F#-G
I heard the chior singin' something about good will toward man and even sleepin in heavanly peace
D A \\\\F# B
Stopped by to see St. Thomas on a cold and dreary New York afternoon
Em A
Something in the air was Oh so rare, I don't know what it was but I know that it's still right there
D Em F# G
Scared lordy lord I'm shakin I'm terrified
Em A D-Em F#-G
Never been much on religion but I sure enough just fell down on my knees


Livin in confusion, searching for truth that I never found

I needed something to really believe

Looked toward the heaven, On a dark and stormy winter afternoon

Something in the air was oh so rare, I'm not really sure what it was but I know for sure that it's still right there

Scared, Hey,ey,ey,ey,ey,ey I'm terrified

Never been much on religion but I sure enough just fell down on my knees

Ohhhhohhhohh

And I'm scared you know I'm shakin' I'm laying awake thinking about it now I'm terrified

Never been much on religion but I sure enough would like to hear the call

Come on now gimmee a sign you're listening to me,

You hear me talking, you hear me crying it's confusing to me lord I'm terrified

Never been much on religion but I sure enough just fell down on my knees

Ohhhhohhhohh


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"STAND TALL"
by Burton Cummings


Intro: G

Verse 1:

G Em
Never been this blue
Dm G7
I never knew the meaning of a heartache
C Am
But then again
G D
I never lost at love before
G Em
Somewhere down the road
Dm G7
Maybe all those years will find some meaning
C Am
I just can't think about 'em now
G D
Or live them out anymore


Chorus 1:

G D C
Stand tall, don't you fall
G D C
For God's sake, don't go and do somethin' foolish
G D G D
All you're feeling right now is silly human pride
G D C
Oh, stand tall, don't you fall
G D C
Mmm, don't do somethin' you might regret later
G D
You're feelin' it like everyone
G D
It's silly human pride


Verse 2:

G Em
Never lasted so long, no
Dm G7
Or through so much or through so many
C Am G D
I just can't believe I could throw it all away
G Em
Sometimes late at night
Dm G7
When there's nothing here except my old piano
C Am G D
I'd almost give my hands to make you see my way


Chorus 2 / Outro:

G D C
Stand tall, don't you fall
G D C
Oh for God's sake, don't go do somethin' foolish
G D G
All you're feeling right now is silly human pride
D
You got me down on my knees for you mama
G D C
Stand tall, don't you fall
G D C
Oh don't do something you'll regret later
G D
A-feelin' it like everyone
G
It's silly human pride
D G
You got me fallin' again for you mama
D C
Stand tall, don't you fall
G D C
Oh you got me fallin' again for you lady
G D
A-feelin' it like everyone
G D
It's silly human pride


(fade out)


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BREAK IT TO THEM GENTLY
Burton Cummings


** Capo on 1st fret **


INTRO: A D A D

A F#m
Break it to them gently when you tell my mom and dad
Bm Esus4 E
When you see my baby sister, be as kind as you can
A F#m
Break it to my grandma, said that boyís wild and bad
Bm
Break it to them gently when you tell Ďem
E A
That I wonít be coming home again

D A
Cause Iím runniní with a gun and it isnít any fun as a fugitive
D A
Fightiní for my life and I donít know if Iíll make it alone
D A
Runniní with a gun and it isnít any fun as a fugitive
F#m A
God I wanna go home, lord I wish I was home

D A D

A F#m
When you see my lady with the twinkle in her eyes
Bm Esus4 E
Tell it to her softly and hold her if she cries
A F#m
Tell her that I love her and I will till the day I die
Bm
Tell it to her gently when you tell her
E A
That I wonít be coming home again

E A
I got in too deep with strangers
E A
Thinkiní they could help me find my way
D A
Nobody warned me of the dangers
F#m Bm E
And itís always the young and foolish that have to pay

A F#m
So break it to them gently when you tell my mom and dad
Bm Esus4 E
Thank them for the good years and all the loviní that I had
A F#m
Break it to my grandma who said the boy is wild and bad
Bm
Break it to them gently when you tell them
E A
That I wonít be coming home again

D A
Iím runniní with a gun and it isnít any fun as a fugitive
D A
Fightiní for my life and I donít know if Iíll make it alone
D A
Runniní with a gun and it isnít any fun as a fugitive
F#m A
Lord I wanna go home, lord I wanna go home

D
You gotta break it to them gently
A
Break it to them gently
D
You gotta break it to them gently
A
Gotta really try to roll Ďem
D
You gotta break it to them gently
A
Gotta really try to sooth them
D
Gotta really try to sooth them
A
Gotta really try to roll them
D
You gotta roll it to my mother
A
Gotta roll it to my grandma, gotta roll the old lady
D
Roll it to my mother
A
Roll it to my mother and roll the old lady
D
Roll it to my grandma
A
Sheís damn near eighty, roll the old lady
D
Roll it to my mother
A
Roll it to my mother, gotta roll the old lady
D
Roll it to my mother
A
My sister and my mother and roll the old lady
D
Roll it to my grandma
A
Sheís damn near eighty, roll the old lady...



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Your Back Yard
Burton Cummings

G
I wrote you long love letters
C G
Mama, I sent 'em on day by day
D
I need you now even more than I did before
G
But as I'm lookin' here's your daddy
C G
Comin' with a big ol' shotgun too
D G C G
My lovin' situation lookin' mighty poor


Chorus 1:

G
So if you're really wonderin'
C G
What I'm doin' in your backyard
D
I told you baby, I'd beat it home so soon
G
But if you're really worried
C G
About what I'm doin' in your backyard
D G C G
Come out later, I'll show you by the light of the moon.


Verse 2:

G
I had some dreams and fortunes ready
C G
Mama, I got carried away
D
And lookin' back even more than I did before
G
But as I'm keepin' creepin' hidin' and sleepin'
C G
There's your daddy with the shotgun too
D G C G
My lovin' situation ain't nothin' but poor


Chorus 2:

G
So if you're really worried
C G
'Bout what I'm doin' in your backyard
D
I told you baby, I was beatin' it home so soon
G
But if you're really worried
C G
About what I'm doin' in your backyard
D G C G
C'mon out later, I'll show you by the light of the moon


(THE SONG CHANGES KEY AT THIS POINT)

(piano and guitar solos over these chords):

A D A E
A D A E
A D A


Verse 3:

N.C.
Baby thinkin' bout it
A
Really might be wonderin' why I'm standin' here cryin'
D A
Honey lookin' in your backyard
E
You worry 'bout nothin', you got nothin' on your mind but me
A
But as I'm layin' on my back about
D A
Thinkin' bout summertime, gettin' back all the way
E A D A
Everything I see, honey remindin' me


Verse 4:

A
C'mon get your lovin' man
D A
C'mon and get him while he's hot, get him on the run
E
Baby hear you're lookin' but really too blind to see, ho hey
A
Whatcha gonna think about a wham-bam thank-you ma'am
D A
Where you goin' on the wildwood trail
E A D A
Everything I see, honey remindin' me


Chorus 3:

A
Baby might be thinkin' bout a-really livin' back
D A
Layin' back, standin' in your backyard
E
I told you baby, I was beatin' it home so soon
A
If you're really wonderin'
D A
What I'm doin' in your backyard
E A D A
C'mon out later babe, show you by the light of the moon



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Fine State of Affairs
Burton Cummings

VERSE:

D#
When I had my wheels in motion
Cm Bb
Never did you think of me
G# Bb Cm C#
Fine thing, fine state of affairs
D#
If I had my mind in motion
Cm Bb
Never would I think of you
G# Bb Cm
Cause it's my fate, fine state of affairs
C#
No one cares, no, no


CHORUS (w/RIFF):

D# Cm Gm Bb (x4)

Not supposed to want nobody
Not supposed to need nobody (nobody, nobody cares)
Youíre not supposed to touch nobody (nobody cares)
Don't you dare go love nobody


VERSE:
Ooh I miss the real exciters
Anything with anyone
Such a fine thing, fine state of affairs, ooh yeah
Lining up for fast one-nighters
When the final show was done
Such a fine thing, fine state of affairs
No one cares, no, no


CHORUS:
Not supposed to want nobody
Not supposed to need nobody (nobody, nobody cares)
Not supposed to touch nobody (nobody cares)
Don't you dare go love nobody


SOLO


CHORUS:
Youíre not supposed to touch nobody (nobody cares)
Not supposed to love nobody
Fine state, state of affairs
Fine state, state of affairs
Fine state, state of affairs....


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Burton Cummings

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