How to play the songs...
A big Thank You goes out to Anders Johnsson and Bo Lindqvist for sending these tabulatures to me. It's really great to see (and learn) how those great songs are played. If more people out there know how to play the City Boy songs, please keep 'em coming in!
Here they come...
Goodbye Laurelie (Bo's Tab)
Goodbye Laurelie (Anders' Tab) D Bm F#m D The grass is overgrowing on the garden rail.And crickets call Bm F#m D Bm a chorus I remember well. Calling me , that old familiar E A Bm D E thunder. Writing letters I always meant to send you. D Bm F#m D When every second feature showed Niagara Falls. We were sitting Bm F#m D Bm pretty feeling twice as tall. Making faces at the madman in the E A F#m Bm B7 alleyway. We laughed at every cowboy who stopped to fill his E glass. (chorus:) E A E Calling, Goodbye Laurelie, dirty town lullabye G#m F#m E7 Goodbye Laurelie, goodbye A E Goodbye Laurelie, dirty town lullabye G#m Goodbye Laurelie... F#m E7 D Bm F#m D Bm F#m D Bm F#m D When all the city papers say you're doing well. You're still a Bm F#m D Bm small-town-story that the neighbours tell. When you smile and say E A Bm F#m E hello to strangers. You're still the foolish boy they all re- member. D Bm F#m D The crazy Jane I chased every other night. Has reappeared in Bm F#m D Bm white like a virgin bride. I'm the face in the corner of the E A F#m Bm B7 E photograph. A wild man at the wedding fixing his tie. (repeat chorus)
The World loves a Dancer G# B#m G# Bb B#m Applying her make-up and wanting to wake up, she slips into G# B#m G# Bb something tight. With rouge on her face, lipstick in place B#m G# B#m G# She dresses to face the light. Humming a tune and leaving her Bb B#m room. She's ready to brave the night. (chorus:) B#m Bb G# Bb Bb7sus4 Bb The world loves a dancer, moving in time B#m Bb G# Bb Bb7sus4 Bb The world loves a dancer, the moon in her eyes. B#m Bb G# Bb Bb7sus4 Bb The world loves a dancer, step into the light. B#m G# B#m G# Bb Through living with losers, the fools and the boozers are B#m G# B#m sleeping outside her door. They're all Marlon Brandos with G# Bb B#m novelty tangos who polish their shoes on the floor. With G# B#m G# Bb B#m lavender lovers who laugh under-covers and dance when the crowd calls more. (repeat chorus) B#m Bb B#m G# Bb Bb7sus4 Bb Bb7sus4 Bb B#m G# B#m G Bb G# B#m G G# B#m G Bb G# B#m B#m G# B#m Bb B#m G# B#m G# Bb B#m Just for a moment, caught up in romance she silently takes G# B#m G# Bb the floor. She's dancing a slow on, partnering no-one and B#m answering all the applause. (repeat chorus) ........................................... . G Bb7sus4 . . ****** band 3 ****** band 6 . . * " 4 " 7 . . ** " 5 * * " 8 . ...........................................
The Day the Earth Caught Fire F#m The day the earth caught fire. We stood outside the world was C F#m D laughing. And in the city squares, the cast umbrellas to the sky. Bm E Bm The sun above my head.Was burning greedy red. The horns began E to blow "Three cheers for Jericho". F#m C The first evacuee. I was headed for the sea . I saw them. The F#m D Bm roadside refugees. The boys with bloody knees who waved. Abandoned E Bm cars that lay too tired to drive away. "A world in flames to- E F#m day" was all the papers had to say. A E Bm (chorus:) F#m Run for your life (The Earth's caught fire) F#m Run for your life (The Earth's on fire) A E F#m Run, Run, Run F#m Run for your life (The Earth's caught fire) F#m Run for your life (The Earth's on fire) A E F#m Run, Run, Run F#m C The streetcar prophet said, you thought that God was dead.I warn- F#m ed you. The sinners and the saved. They fell down to their D Bm E knees and prayed. Believers held their breath and stoned a witch Bm E to death. The leaders and the led said : "Blow the bloody Reds F#m away!" A E Bm (repeat chorus)
It's Only The End Of The World Bb F Just as London got up and New York got to bed. Bb F I was climbing the walls with a bomb in my head. Bb No time to change it. F (There was)No time to change it. Bb F Bb No time to change it. It's the end of the world. Bb Fm Fm I was a lonely one. Holding up the end of the bar. Just one C Bb more excuse to stick around. Don't wanna travel too far.Who turn- Fm Bb ed on the radio. "Here's the news and all of it's bad".- I guess it's that someone told me it's only the end of the C world. Bb F Bb F Bb Bb F I got up and got out, just a face in the street. (They gonna get you brother - you better run for cover) Bb F Headlights cut through the night like a knife in the deep. (They gonna get you brother - you better run for cover) Bb F Bb No time to change it. No time to change it. No time to change F it, it's the end of the world. F Bb Bb Fm I got a feeling. I've been living at the end of the line. Bb (They got love) C Love on every station but mine. Won't someone give me a sign. Bb (Lord get me outta here) Fm Sorry If I wasted your time. Bb C When you're lonely it's only the end of the world.
Beth ---- Fm G Bbm Hey there's no-one to blame, I feel the same way too. Bbm Cm Bbdim Clouds in July, stormy weather for you and I. G# G We were caught in the rain, so very wet again. Bbm Cm Bbm Stuck in a jam, cursing the weather man. (chorus:) Eb7 G# Cm Fm Eb7 G# Cm Oh Beth, please treat me kindly those silly little things Fm Bbm always remind me , G# Fm Eb7 Bbm Cm Oh Beth. I need you beside me. Tomorrow brings blue skies Bbm7 Eb7 G# so please wipe the tear from your eye. Fm Cm Bm Bbm Eb7 G# Cm G Bbm Anyway, I'd still be the same, if you came home again. Losing Cm Bbm Eb7 the fight , sweet surrender by candlelight. G# G Bbm Cm G# Eb7 (repeat chorus) G# Cm Bbm Eb7 G# Cm Bbm Eb7 G# G Eb7 Bbm ******* 3 ****** 1 ****** 1 * 4 * 2 * 2 ** 5 * * 3 ** 3
G C G There's a gunsight between my eyes. Oh the jungle's so full Am D7 G G of surprises. Looking 'round for my friends to arrive. Maybe Am Em D they stayed at home to stay alive. D+ D (chorus:) G It's Sunday C Em D C Seems to be another bloody Sunday Em Em D C Em D C Weather's lousy Sunday. Seems to be another bloody Sunday: D D+ D C Can you tell me where the week-end goes. 'Cause it sure D goes....fast! C D C D G C G There's a church that stays open all day. Saving souls as Am D7 G C they're passing the plate around. So salute the American way. Am Em D Keep your head down low and don't make a sound. D+ D (repeat chorus) D C C# D C C# D D D+ D D+ D D+ D The hours are irregular. When you're up against a Popular C C Front. But you'd rather be adventuring than serving up in C# D D+ D D+ D Burger King. You cut the rug and wipe the floor. When they D+ Em get their's then you get your Kicks. So who cares what you're Am D7 fighting for. You sure look good in uniform. Em Am Em Am G C G Keep your eyes on the road up ahead. Someone's mine may be Am D7 G yours. Put barbed wire 'round the bed. Now you've shoo-ed all C Am Em D the ghosties away. Little man you've had a busy day. D+ D G Sunday C Em D C Em Em D C Seems to be another bloody Sunday. Weather's lousy Sunday.Seems Em D C D D+ to be another bloody Sunday. Can you tell me where the week- D C end goes. 'Cause it sure goes....
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