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FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

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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    Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right

    The Decemberists

     

    Chord Guide

            32

    Cmaj7: x32000

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

            231

    Am:   x02210

           32 1

    C:    x32010

     

    Intro:  / Cmaj7 - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

               / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

     

           Cmaj7 (4)

    The film was a bust, but we stayed to the ending

                                                                                G (4)
    Hair all a-mussed but your clothes didn't look so bad

           Cmaj7 (4)
    And back on the street, the rain was descending

                                                                         G (4)
    In cold dirty sheets, so under the awning we sat

    And then you hailed yourself a yellow cab

            Cmaj7 (2)
    And I sat for a time by the valets in line

              G (2)
    And I read what you wrote on the card

                  Cmaj7 (2)
    Above a cowboy you drew a big talk balloon

                G (2)
    saying "try not to take it so hard"

                           Am (2)                                                            C (2)
    but there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight

                      C (2)                                                                 G (2)
    its just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

    Repeat Intro

     

           Cmaj7 (4)
    We laid on our backs and stared at the ceiling

                                                                                        G (4)
    Messed with your slacks, but ended up just holding your hand

           Cmaj7 (4)
    The rain will remain, the TV was telling

                                                                         G (4)
    a drip of the drain as your legs lifted brilliantly bent
    and fell to resting on the ottoman

             Cmaj7 (2)
    So we turned off the tube and we crawled to your room

                G (2)
    leaving discarded clothes in our way

                Cmaj7 (2)
    and we both had some fun, though I twice bit my tongue

              G (2)
    and it lasted too long for my taste

                             Am (2)                                                            C (2)
    and there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight

                      C (2)                                                                 G (2)
    its just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

    / Cmaj7 - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - / (x2)

     

                             Am (2)                                                            C (2)
    and there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight

                      C (2)                                                                 G (2)
    its just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

        Cmaj7 (4)
    A wink and a wave and your off to your family's

                                                                   G (4)
    I sit and watch as the taxis lights distantly fade
    I guess I always thought it'd end this way

     

    End on 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.