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20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

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

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    Some Postman

    Presidents of the United States of America


    Note: Original version is played with power chords ½ step higher (in the key of Ab).

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

             132

    D:    xx0232

            231

    Am:   x02210

           32 1

    C:    x32010

           12

    Em:   022000

            134

    Eb5:   x688xx

           134

    E5:   x799xx

           1 3 4

    F5:   x81010xx

     

    Strum Guide

    Verse Strum:  D D D D D D D D

    (w/palm mute) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Chorus Strum:D   D DUD   D DU

                 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Verse 1:
    G     D             Am       C
    It's 6 AM and the sun is getting high
    G                    D                     Em (2 hold)
    He picks up the mail from the slot
    G               D               Am                  C
    He feels the rush of excitement as he holds it in his hand
    G            D                       Eb (4, hold last measure)
    Another love note no one got

     

    Chorus 1:
    G (hold)            D (hold)       Am (hold)      C
    Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
    G                    D             Eb   C
    Some postman is gonna cry
    G                       D               Am            C
    Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
    G                    D          Eb5 (2)        E5 (2)         F5 (2)
    Some postman is gonna cry, gonna cry, gonna cry

     

    Verse 2:
    G                  D                 Am          C
    It's noon now and all the mailboxes have been emptied
    G                D              Em (2 hold)
    And all the letters are inside
    G                      D                    Am                  C
    He counts them, he checks them, he looks for clues and finds
    G                     D                     Eb (4, hold last measure)
    The ones with hearts on the outside               

     
    Chorus 2:
    G (hold)            D (hold)       Am (hold)      C
    Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
    G                    D             Eb   C
    Some postman is gonna cry
    G                   D               Am            C
    Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
    G                    D          Eb5 (2)        E5 (2)        F5 (2)         F#5 (2)
    Some postman is gonna cry, gonna cry, gonna cry, gonna cry, yeah yeah!

    Solo (w/chorus strum):  / G - - - / D - - - / Eb - - - / C - - - / x3

                                             / G - - - / D - - - / Eb - - - / - - - - /

                                            / C - - - / - - - - / G (8)

     

    Verse 3:

    G (hold)               D (hold)  Am (hold)             C (hold)           
    Holding onto a package        meant for a distant lover
    G (hold)                D (hold)           Em (hold 4 measures)
    Thought it would be there overnight
    G (hold)           D (hold)         Am (hold)           C (hold)
    She waits and she cries and she thinks he does not love her
    G (hold)            D (hold)          Eb5 (2)  E5 (2)   F5 (2)
    The postman holds on oh so tight

    Chorus 3:
    G                       D               Am            C
    Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
    G                    D             Eb   C
    Some postman is gonna cry
    G                       D               Am            C
    Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
    G                    D          Eb5 (2)         E5 (2)             
    Some postman is gonna cry, gonna cry, yeah!

    Outro:
    G            D                           Eb       C
    You [you], crushed [crushed], paper hearts
    G                       D              Eb                  C
    Stole [stole], and sold [sold], and ripped apart
    G                          D                 Eb        C               
    Your promise was sent but you never delivered to

      G   D   Eb                          C                       G (hold)

    me--          Some postman you turned out to be


    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.