KRIS DELMHORST CHORDS & LYRICS

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GALUPPI BALDASSARE

Oh (C)Galuppi Baldas(C/B)sare, though I (Am)never knew your (F)name
It’s (C)thanks to Mr. (C/B)Browning you are (Am)with us just the (F)same
(G)Thanks to Mr. Browning, (G7)blowing on the flame

Well here you (C)come with your old music, and here’s all the good it brings
You say they (F)lived like this in Venice when the merchants were the (C)kings
And though I (G)never left old Boston, still you (F)showed me (G)every(C)thing

Did the (C)young folks take their pleasure? Was the ocean warm in May?
Did the (F)parties start at midnight, did they roll until mid(C)day?
And did the (G)ladies bloom like bellflowers, every (F)time you’d (G)start to (C)play?

Well I (C)bet that they all loved you, I bet they stood around and cheered
Saying (F)“That’s what I call music, good for joy and good for (C)tears
Now (G)let’s stop all this talking, and (F)let it (G)fill our (C)ears”

Well the (Am)minor third's so (G)bitter, the (Em)six chord like a (F)sigh
(G)Suspension, solution, asking must we (Am)die, must we (Am/G)die, must we (D/F#)die?
And the (F)seventh says well fellas, (G)life might not last, but we can try

So were you (C)happy? I was happy. You still happy? Yes, and you?
Then more (F)kisses! Why’d we stop them, when a million seemed so (C)few?
There’s (G)something in that music, lord it (F)must be (G)answered (C)to

Then they (Am)left you for their (G)fortunes, in (Em)due time one by (F)one
Some had (G)lives that came to nothing, some went and did (Am)things they’d (Am/G)better not have (D/F#))done
And then (F)death stepped up and took ‘em (G)where they’ll never see the sun

Oh but (C)you, you ghostly cricket, singing where the house has burned
“Dust and (F)ashes, dead and done with, Venice spent what Venice (C)earned”
But what’s (G)left behind I wonder, when the (F)kissing (G)has ad(C)journed?

“Dust and (C)ashes,” so you tell me, and I cannot say you’re wrong
Still those (F)dear dead dancing ladies with their hair so soft and (C)long
Stir a (G)little in their slumber, every (F)time we (G)play your (C)song

‘Cause the (Am)minor third’s still (G)bitter, the (Em)six chord makes us (F)sigh
(G)Suspension, solution, asking must we (Am)die, must (Am/G) we also (D/F#)die?
And the (F)seventh still says well, (G)life might not last, but we can (C)try (C/B)(Am)(F)

(C)(C/B)(Am)(F)

Ga(C)luppi Baldas(C/B)sare
Ga(Am)luppi Baldas(F)sare
Ga(C)luppi, oh Ga(C/B)luppi (Am)(F)(C)


SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

(G)Seems like to me the (Am)stars don't shine so bright
(C)Seems like to me the (G)sun has lost its light (G/F#)
(Em)Seems like to me (Am)there's nothing going right
(D)Since you went a(G)way

(G)Seems like to me the (Am)sky ain't half so blue
(C)Seems like to me (G)everything wants you (G/F#)
(Em)Seems like to me I (Am)don't know what to do
(D)Since you went a(G)way

(C)Everything is wrong
The (A)day is twice as long
And the (D)(D/C)(D/B)(D)bird forgot his song

(G)Seems like to me (Am)I just can't help but sigh
(C)Seems like to me (G)my throat keeps getting dry (G/F#)
(Em)Seems like to me (Am)a tear stays in my eye
(D)Since you went a(G)way
(D)Since you went a(G)way
(D)Since you went a(G)way


HUMMINGBIRD

Capo III

For the (Am) and the (C) in the first line of each verse, fret the 3rd fret on the high (E) string.

*The asterisk indicates a walk up through the 2nd fret on the 5th (D) string. Also, the (C/B) is just a walkdown (x20030) from the C to the Am.

Intro: (Am)*(C) . . . (Am)*(C) . . .

(Am)Here *in the (C)dark, (Am)I won't even *make a (C)spark
(Dm)You're the only (Dm/C)one who's never (G)seen
The (Dm)way I can light (Dm/C)up in shades of (G)gold and green
I'm (F)just a little (C)fire(G)fly, I want to (F)shine for you but (C)I'm too (G)shy
So (F)when you come a(C)round I (C/B)hide my (Am)light
But when you (F)go away I (C)shine for (G)you all (C)night
All (C/B)night, all (Am)night
Well I (F)shine for (G)you all (C)night
All (C/B)night, all (Am)night
Well I (F)shine for (G)you . . .

(Am)Out there *in the (C)sun, (Am)I'd open up for *any(C)one
(Dm)You're the only (Dm/C)one who closes (G)me
Because I (Dm)want to be the (Dm/C)brightest thing you've (G)ever seen
I'm (F)just a little (C)dande(G)lion, I want to (F)blossom but I'm (C)scared of (G)trying
So I (F)hide my head when you (C)come in(C/B)to the (Am)room
But when you (F)go away I (C)come right (G)into (Am)bloom *(C)

And I can't look (F)down, 'cause I'm (Dm)way too (G)high
And I can't look (Dm)up, into your (Bb)eyes (F)(Am)*(C) (Am)*(C)

Well I (Am)never was afraid to *sing out (C)loud, in (Am)front of anybody, *any (C)crowd
(Dm)You, you (Dm/C)make me lose my (G)nerve
(Dm)Feel like something (Dm/C)more than I could (G)ever deserve
I'm (F)just a little (C)humming(G)bird, I want to (F)sing but I can't (C)find the (G)words
So (F)when you come a(C)round I (C/B)just go (Am)still
But (F)after you move (G)on, (F)when I know you're (G)gone
Then I (F)sing for you the (C)way I (G)always (C)will
I (C/B)will, I (Am)will
Ooh, the (F)way I (G)always (C)will
I (C/B)will, I (Am)will
Ooh, the (F)way I (G)always (C)will
I (C/B)will, I (Am)will
The (F)way I (G)always (C)will . . .


HURRICANE

C9: x32033
F: x03213
Dsus4: x00233

(G)Babe, you always (C9)were a hurri(G)cane
The (C9)way that first you'd (F)rage and (C9)then you'd (G)rain
And (C9)all the calm there (F)in your (C9)eye
Just felt like a (F)lie, it (C9)always (G)changed
It always (D)changed (Dsus4)

(G)You could see it (C9)coming on for (G)miles
(C9)Ripping up the (F)trees and (C9)fencepost (G)stiles
The (C9)wind goes warm, the (F)sky turns (C9)green
That's the wildest (F)world I've (C9)ever (G)seen
I've ever (D)seen

So blow me (Em)down, blow me (C)down and leave me (G)lying in your (D)wake
Lay me (Em)low, lay me (C)low in your old (G)way (D)
Let it (Em)rain, let it (C)fall
Shake the (G)pictures off the (D)wall and roar a(C9)way, roar a(D)way
Hurri(G)cane (C9)(G)

(G)I've always kept the (C9)company of (G)clouds
I (C9)like my lightning (F)bright, my (C9)thunder (G)loud
I was (C9)never one for (F)bluer (C9)skies
All that bright sun (F)droning (C9)in my (G)eyes
In my (D)eyes

So blow me (Em)down, blow me (C)down and leave me (G)lying in your (D)wake
Lay me (Em)low, lay me (C)low one more (G)time (D)
Let it (Em)rain, let it (C)pour
Spin me (G)round a little (D)more and roar a(C9)way, roar a(D)way
Hurri(Em7)cane

Well the (Em7)sensible people run, but I'm holding out my (C)tongue
For just a (Am)taste of rain, elec(C)tricity
I want to (Am)feel that change washing (C)over (D)me

Blow me (Em)down, blow me (C)down and leave me (G)lying in your (D)wake
Lay me (Em)low, lay me (C)low just one more (G)time (D)
Let it (Em)rain, let it (C)pour
Blow the (G)hinges off the (D)door and roar a(C9)way, roar a(D)way, roar a(C9)way (D)
Hurri(Em)cane


SHORT WORK

Capo V

D/F#: 200232
C9: x32033
--/F#: just a quick walk-down which you'll play by just hitting the 2nd fret on the 6th string while transitioning from the (G) to the (Em) chord.

Intro: (G)(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G) . . . (G)(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G)

(--/F#)Well (Em)pinch me won't you pinch me, I think I'm (D/F#)stuck in some bad dream
'Cause sudden(G)ly the things I knew, well they're (C9)not quite what they seem
'Cause weren't (Em)you the one who pleaded, and (D/F#)begged for me to stay
Told me (G)you can't live without me, and (C9)then you walked away

And you made (G)short work of a (Am)big dream
You made (C9)brown leaves out of all my summer (D/F#)green
You made (G)mincemeat out of (Am)my pride
Now I'm (C9)leaving and I'm even making (D/F#)short work of good(G)bye

(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G)
(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G)(--/F#)

(Em)Spare me won't you spare me, can't you (D/F#)spare me that routine
'Cause there ain't (G)nothing in that bucket gonna (C9)make this mess come clean
No I (Em)never could forget oh the (D/F#)way you turned so cold
And the (G)silence that you kept, and all those (C9)lies that you told

When you made (G)short work of a (Am)big dream
You made (C9)brown leaves out of all my summer (D/F#)green
You made (G)mincemeat out of (Am)my pride
Now I'm (C9)leaving and I'm even making (D/F#)short work of good(G)bye

(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G)
(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G)
(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G)
(--/F#)(Em)(D/F#)(G)(--/F#)

So go a(Em)head, won't you please ask me (D/F#)back, on your knees
You can (G)beg once again, say you (C9)just want to be friends
And you can (Em)rage, you can cuss, throw a (D/F#)tantrum, make a fuss
And you can (G)cry, you can swear, go a(C9)head, I don't care

'Cause you made (G)short work of a (Am)big dream
You made (C9)brown leaves out of all my summer (D/F#)green
You made (G)mincemeat out of (Am)my pride
Now I'm (C9)leaving and I'm even making short work of good(D/F#)bye

You made (G)short work of a (Am)big dream
You made (C9)brown leaves out of all my summer (D/F#)green
You made (G)mincemeat out of (Am)my pride
Now I'm (C9)leaving and I'm even making (D/F#)short work of good(G)bye
I'm (C9)leaving and I'm even making (D/F#)short work of good(G)bye
I'm (C9)leaving and I'm even making (D/F#)short work of good(G)bye (C)(D)(G)


WORDS FAIL YOU

Capo III

(G): 320033
(D/F#) 200233
(Em): 022033
(C): x32033

Intro: (G)(D/F#)(Em)(C)

I've been (G)dying this whole (D/F#)evening just to (Em)reach out for your (C)hand
And I've been (G)trying to keep (D/F#)believing that I might (Em)ever under(C)stand
Now the hour is (B7)getting late, and the (Em)moon is sinking (C)low
You find yourself in (B7)such a state with (Em)so far still to (C)go

And I know (G)words (D/F#)fail you
I know (Em)words (C)fail you
I know (G)words (D/F#)fail you
And I know (Em)sometimes I (C)do
I do (G)too (D/F#)(Em)(C)

Now this Toy(G)ota is getting (D/F#)crowded with all the (Em)things that no one's (C)saying
And if I (G)opened up my (D/F#)mouth now I (Em)think I would be (C)praying
I watch you fight your (B7)demon, and I don't (Em)know when to step (C)in
You wrestle with your (B7)angel cause you (Em)hate to let it (C)win

And I know (G)words (D/F#)fail you
I know (Em)words (C)fail you
I know (G)words (D/F#)fail you
Well baby (Em)sometimes, some(C)times they fail me (G)too (D/F#)(Em)(C)

G . . . D/F# . . . Em . . . C
G . . . D/F# . . . Em . . . C

You hatch your little (B7)fishes
Throw them (Em)straight out in the cold deep (C)sea
You're hatching out a (B7)hurricane
Trying to (Em)keep it all from (C)me

And I know (G)words (D/F#)fail you
I know (Em)words (C)fail you
I know (G)words (D/F#)fail you
And I (Em)know that (C)sometimes I do (G)too (D/F#)(Em)(C)(G)


GAVE IT AWAY

A7: 002223

Intro: (D)(A)(G)(D)

(Bm)You live in your (G)prison, (Bm)the one that you (G)choose
(Bm)You'd do anything (G)to have nothing to (A)lose
(Bm)You got scared of es(G)caping (Bm)just a little too (G)soon
(Bm)You give up your (G)shovel and dig with a (Asus4)spoon (A)

You gave it a(D)way
Gave it a(A)way
(D)Oh love, now you're (A)out in the cold with your (G)rockabye body
Your (D)butterfly soul
Oh no, (A)don't you grow old
You're just (G)finding your way

(Bm)With the current be(G)hind you, (Bm)a clear summer (G)sky
(Bm)You call yourself (G)stranded, a boat by your (A7)side
(Bm)And your fistful of (G)wishes, (Bm)and your handful of (G)hopes
(Bm)You stash them a(G)way in the pit of your (A7)throat

You save them a(D)way
Save them a(A7)way
(D)Oh no, but it's (A)taking its toll on your (G)rockabye body
Your (D)lullaby soul
Oh no, (A)don't you grow old
You're just (G)finding your way
Finding . . . (A)

(Bm)I got a dream for (G)you sometime, (Bm)that you'll admit to the (G)tide
(Bm)You'll push out in the (G)ocean and go (A)for a ride

You're sailing a(D)way
Sailing a(A)way
(D)Oh no, (A)don't you let go of your (G)rockabye body
Your (D)butterfly soul
Oh no, (A)don't you grow old
You just (G)find your way, find your way
Find your way back to (D) me (A)(Bm)(G)
Back to (D)me (A)(Bm)(G)(D)