FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs your friends and family will love.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan


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    Grateful Dead

    Strum: B   D U   U D U  w/swing feel

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C:    x32010


    D:    xx0232


    Am:   x02210


    Intro: Instrumental Verse


                               G (2)                       C (2)

    If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine,

                 C (3)                                              G

    and my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,

                                  G (2)                              C (2)

    would you hear my voice come through the music,

                      G       D    C                     G

    would you hold it near as it were your own?


                               G (2)                            C (2)

    It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,

           C (3)                               G

    perhaps they're better left unsung.

                      G (2)              C (2)

    I don't know, don't really care,

    G                  D    C              G (2)

    let there be songs to fill the air.



     Am (2)           D (2)

    Ripple in still water,

                     G                  C

    when there is no pebble tossed,

           A7       D

    nor wind to blow.


                            G (2)                       C (2)

    Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,

               C (3)                           G

    if your cup is full may it be again.

                   G (2)                  C (2)

    Let it be known there is a fountain,

      G                  D    C                       G

    that was not made by the hands of men.



                     G (2)                 C (2)

    There is a road, no simple highway,

           C (3)                                       G

    Between the dawn and the dark of night,

                    G (2)                C (2)

    and if you go no one may follow,

       G              D  C                 G (2)

    that path is for your steps alone.




                     G (2)                      C (2)

    You who choose to lead must follow,

          C (3)                       G

    but if you fall you fall alone.

                         G (2)                        C (2)

    If you should stand then who's to guide you?

    G                    D  C                          G

    If I knew the way I would take you home.


    Instrumental Verse w/ la-da-da's


    Hold final G

    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.