Songs

Don’t worry, be happy
Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now

[Chorus]  Don’t worry, be happy    x4

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy
The landlord say your rent is late,  He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy (Look at me, I’m happy)

[Chorus]  Don’t worry, be happy
(Hey I’ll give you my phone number, when you worry call me I’ll make you happy!)
Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style, Ain’t got no gal to make you smile
But don’t worry, be happy
‘Cause when you worry your face will frown, And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy, Don’t worry, be happy now

Now there is the song I wrote
I hope you learned it note for note, like good little children
Don’t worry, be happy
Now listen to what I said, in your life expect some trouble
When you worry you make it double
But don’t worry, be happy, be happy now

[Chorus]   Don’t worry, be happy  x4
(Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don’t bring everybody down like this
Don’t worry, it will soon pass whatever it is)
Don’t worry, be happy
I’m not worried

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Lean on Me
Sometimes in our lives We all have pain We all have sorrow  C-F-C-G  [C]
But if we are wise  We know that there’s Always tomorrow
Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend  I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long   Till I’m gonna need   Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride  If I have things   You need to borrow
For no one can fill  Those of your needs  That you won’t let show

You just call on me brother   When you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem  That you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long Till I’m gonna need Somebody to lean on

If there is a load. You have to bear. That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road.  I’ll share your load. If you just call me

Lean on me …

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Imagine there’s no heaven      C->Am – D – capo 3
It’s easy if you try,   No hell below us,   Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries,  It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for,   And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions,  I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

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Feeling Groovy            D-A-E-A
Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy
Ba da da da da da da, feelin’ groovy

Hello, lamppost, what’cha knowin’?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’
Ain’t’cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in doo-doo, feelin’ groovy
Ba da da da da da da, feelin’ groovy

I got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you
All is groovy

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Let It Be
When I find myself in times of trouble    C-G
Mother Mary comes to me           Am-F
Speaking words of wisdom, Let it be   C-G-F

And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be   Am-G  F-C
Whisper words of wisdom,  Let it be   C-G-F-G

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer,   Let it be

For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer,   Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Yeah, there will be an answer, Let it be

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow, Let it be

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer, Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom,  Let it be

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Three Little Birds     C — F — C
Don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
But don’t worry about a thing, hey
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, oh

Rise up this morning, smiled with the rising sun
Three little birds, by my doorstep
Singing sweet songs, of melodies pure and sure
Saying, “this is my message to you”

Singing: “Don’t worry about a thing, oh-oh
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, yeah yeah
But don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright”, yeah

Rise up this morning, smiled with the rising sun
Three little birds, by my doorstep, oh
Singing sweet songs, of melodies pure and sure
Saying, “This is my message to you”

Singing: “Don’t worry about a thing, oh
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, yeah yeah
But don’t worry about a thing, oh
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright”, yeah

Baby, don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, yeah yeah yeah yeah
Don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, yeah
Don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, yeah
Don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright, yeah

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Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high   G-Bm   C-G     [capo 2]
and the dreams that you dream of once in a lullaby  C-G   D— G

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly   G-Bm   C-G
and the dreams that you dream of dreams really do come true

Some day I’ll wish upon a star   G
wake up where the clouds are far behind me     Bm ——Em-C
Where troubles melt like lemon drops G
High above the chimmey tops that’s where you’ll find me F# – Bm -Am -D

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly  G  Bm C G
and the dreams that you dare to, oh why oh why can’t I  C G D Em || C G D G

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Good news… we’re breathing   Am
Good news… we’re alive
Good news… we’re here
And no one can deny  Am E Am

You can break my heart
You can break my bones
But no one can break my spirit
‘Cause my spirit is my home
You can take my money
You can take my time
But no one can take my spirit
‘Cause my spirit is mine

Ch: Good news we’re breathing …

You can fool my mind
You can fool my eyes
But no one can fool my spirit
‘Cause my spirit is wise
You can bound my body
You can bound my day
But no one can bound my spirit
‘Cause my spirit knows the way

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Sticks stones feather and bones
May the angels guide us home
Angels singing angels singing in our soul
Angels singing in our soul

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I’m gonna sing when the spirit says sing

            Dance, pray, cook, eat, stretch, play, write, speak, sleep, stop

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Siya humba kukanyani kwemkos

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Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well
I’m so glad every cell in my body is happy and well

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We are one in the spirit, we are one in the light x2
And we know that our unity will this day be restored
And we know that we are family/brothers/sisters
By our love, by our love
And we know that we are (family) by our love

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What a wonderful world
C G AM EM DM E7 F
I see trees of green…….. Red roses too
I see em bloom….. For me and for you
And I think to myself…. What a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue….. Clouds of white
Bright blessed days…. Dark sacred nights
And I think to myself….. What a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow….. So pretty.. In the sky
Are also on the faces….. Of people.. Going by
I see friends shaking hands….. Sayin.. How do you do
They’re really sayin…… I love you.

I hear babies cry…… I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more….. Than I’ll never know
And I think to myself….. What a wonderful world

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Wise men say only fools rush in   C drop AM — Dm Am G
But I can’t help falling in love with you   F G  Am  F C G C
Shall I stay? Would it be a sin?
If I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows shorely to the sea   Em  Am   Em   Am
Darling so it goes some things are meant to be   Em  Am Dm G
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows shorely to the sea
Darling so it goes some things are meant to be
Take my hand take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

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My Sweet Lord    A  F#m   A  F# D  E
My sweet Lord   Bm  E
Hm, my Lord
Hm, my Lord

I really want to see you  A F#m
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you Lord  A  F#
But it takes so long, my Lord   Bm  E

My sweet Lord  Hm, my Lord  Bm  E
Hm, my Lord

I really want to know you
Really want to go with you
Really want to show you Lord
That it won’t take long, my Lord (Hallelujah)  F#  Bm E

My sweet Lord (Hallelujah) Bm E
Hm, my Lord (Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (Hallelujah)

I really want to see you
Really want to see you
Really want to see you, Lord
Really want to see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord (Hallelujah)

My sweet Lord (Hallelujah)
Hm, my Lord (Hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord (Hallelujah)

I really want to know you (Hallelujah)
Really want to go with you (Hallelujah)
Really want to show you Lord (ahh)
That it won’t take long, my Lord (Hallelujah)

Hmm (Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (Hallelujah)
My, my, Lord (Hallelujah)

Hm, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
My, my, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
Oh hm, my sweet Lord (Krishna, Krishna)
Oh-uuh-uh (Hare Hare)

Now, I really want to see you (Hare Rama)
Really want to be with you (Hare Rama)
Really want to see you Lord (ahh)
But it takes so long, my Lord (Hallelujah)

Hm, my Lord (Hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet Lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet Lord (Krishna Krishna)
My Lord (Hare Hare)
Hm, hm (Guru Brahma)
Hm, hm (Guru Vishnu)
Hm, hm (Guru Devo)
Hm, hm (Maheśvaraḥ
My sweet Lord (Guru Sākṣāt)
My sweet Lord (Para Brahma)
My, my, my Lord (Tasmai Srī)
My, my, my, my Lord (Guru Namah)
My sweet Lord (Hare Rama)
[fade:]
(Hare Krishna)
My sweet Lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet Lord (Krishna Krishna)
My Lord (Hare Hare)

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Scarborough Fair
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
For she once was a true love of mine

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without any seam nor needlework
And then she’ll be a true love of mine

Tell her to wash it in yonder dry well
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Which never sprung water nor rain ever fell
And then she’ll be a true love of mine

Tell her to dry it on yonder thorn
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Which never bore blossom since Adam was born
And then she’ll be a true love of mine

Ask her to do me this courtesy
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And ask for a like favour from me
And then she’ll be a true love of mine

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Time after time
Lying in my bed i hear the clock tick, and think of you
caught up in circles confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights almost left behind
suitcases of memories, time after…

Sometimes you picture me I’m walking to far ahead
you’re calling to me, I can’t hear what you’ve said
Then you say go slow and I fall behind
the second hand unwinds

Chorus
If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
time after time

After my picture fades a darkness has turned to gray
watching through windows you’re wondering if I’m Ok
secrets stolen from deep inside
the drum beats out of time

Chorus
If you’re lost…

You said go slow I fall behind
the second hand unwinds

Chorus
If you’re lost…
time after time, time after time, time after time, time after time…

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You’ve got a friend          
When you’re down and troubled   Em-B7
And you need some loving care       
And nothing, nothing is going right    A – D7  – G
Close your eyes and think of me     F#m7 – B7 – Em B7 Em
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

[Ch] You just call out my name    G G7
And you know wherever I am     C7  Am7
I’ll come running   Dsus4
To see you again         
G7 Dsus4

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend

[Verse 2]
If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old North wind begins to blow

Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you’ll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name …

People can be so cold
They’ll hurt you and desert you
Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them
Oh yeah, but don’t you let them

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again
Oh baby, don’t you know about
Winter, spring, summer, or fall

Hey now, all you’ve got to do is call, Lord, I’ll be there, yes I will.
You’ve got a friend. You’ve got a friend, yeah
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend
Oh, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend

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Wild World
Now that I’ve lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it’s breakin’ my heart you’re leavin’
Baby, I’m grievin’
But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out thereOh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
It’s hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
I’ll always remember you like a child, girlYou know I’ve seen a lot of what the world can do
And it’s breakin’ my heart in two
Because I never wanna see you sad girl
Don’t be a bad girl
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there’s a lot of bad and beware, bewareOh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
It’s hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
I’ll always remember you like a child, girlBaby, I love you
But if you wanna leave, take good care
Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there’s a lot of bad and beware, bewareOh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
It’s hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
I’ll always remember you like a child, girlOh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
It’s hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
And I’ll always remember you like a child, girl
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“Down To The River To Pray”

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way!O sisters let’s go down
Let’s go down, come on down
O sisters let’s go down
Down in the river to pray
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I’m going to sing when the spirit says sing
When the spirit says sing, i’m going to sing right along
I’m going to sing when the spirit says sing
Dance/pray/love/write/sleep/eat/    ……stop
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Killing me softly
[Ch] Strumming my pain with his fingers,
Singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song …I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style.
And so I came to see him to listen for a while.
And there he was this young boy, a stranger to my eyes.[Ch]
I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd,
I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud.
I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on …[ch]
He sang as if he knew me in all my dark despair.
And then he looked right through me as if I wasn’t there.
But he just came to singing, singing clear and strong.[Ch]
He was strumming, oh, he was singing my song.
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song …
With his song …
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Stairway to heaven
There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold

And she’s buying a stairway to Heaven
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for

Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to Heaven
There’s a sign on the wall, but she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings

In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven

[Chorus]
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, makes me wonder

[Verse 2]
There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving

In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking

[Chorus]
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, really makes me wonder
Bridge]
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show

How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard

The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll

Outro]
And she’s buying a stairway to Heaven

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Space Odyssy
Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
Check ignition and may God's love be with you (two, one, liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you "Here am I floating 'round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do"