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)


     
Intro: D  Bm  F#m


       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/F#               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

   C#m                D      E7

Goodbye  Laurelie, goodbye

   A                E     

Goodbye  Laurelie, dirty town  lullabye

   C#m                D           

Goodbye  Laurelie...  





       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  Bm   F#m



        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)

 

                  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
                     


Bloody Sunday

 

    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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