“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” by Jack Norworth & Albert Von Tilzer – Chords, Lyrics, & How to Play

Originally posted 2010-04-05 18:21:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

“Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
Words by Jack Norworth; Music by Albert Von Tilzer

C                                                 D7
Katie Casey was baseball mad, had the fever and had it bad,
G7                                                                              C
Just to root for the home town crew, ev’ry sou, Katie blew.
On a Saturday, her young beau called to see if she’d like to go,
To see a show, but Miss Katie said, “No, I’ll tell you what I can do:”

C                            G    G7      C                               G
Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd.
A                     A7                Dm                D                     G7
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack; I don’t care if I never get back.
G7       C                                G        G7        C7                           A7
Let me root, root, root for the home team; if they don’t win it’s a shame.
A7       F      D7   C                              A7           D7  G7  C
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out at the old ball game.

Katie Casey saw all the games, knew the players by their first names,
Told the umpire he was wrong, all along, good and strong.
When the score was just two to two, Katie Casey knew what to do
Just to cheer up the boys she knew, she made the gang sing this song:

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack; I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team; if they don’t win it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out at the old ball game.

** These chords and lyrics are interpretations and transcriptions, respectively, and are the sole property of the copyright holder(s). They are posted on this website free of charge for no profit for the purpose of study and commentary, as allowed for under the “fair use” provision of U.S. copyright law, and should only be used for such personal and/or academic work. **

“Good Times” by Marcy Playground – Chords, Tabs, & How to Play

Originally posted 2009-08-04 12:49:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

To see how the song is played in the cover song music video, CLICK HERE!

“Good Times”
Marcy Playground

Intro: D   Bm   F#   G   Bb – A – D  (sing: “Do-do-do…”)

VERSE:
D
When life has got you down
Bm                      F#                        G             Bb – A – D
And everything about it makes you blue:
Pick up, keep moving on,
‘Cause that’s the very best thing you can do.

BRIDGE:
D                             A                G    F#
Say, hey, Woz, whatever this is, it’s all right.
D                 A                     G              F#                 Bm
Hey, John, this too shall pass; it’s a season in your life.
F#      G
Yeah, yeah, well, I’m…

CHORUS:
D                                              A                                     Bm             G – F#
Kickin’ down the back streets; people wanna break my stride.
D                       A                                  Bm              G – F#
Everyone has a time when they lose their pride,              but…
Bm          F#         G        D
When I’m old and in my chair,
A            Bm     F#        G
Thinking back, looking back,
A               D
What will I remember?
D         Bm           F#                      G              Bb – A – D
All the good times — they were all right…

(Intro)

VERSE:
When every morning brings
A struggle just to get up from the bed…

BRIDGE:
Say, hey man, whatever this is, it’s all right.
Hey man, this too shall pass; it’s a lesson in your life.
Yeah, yeah, well…

CHORUS (once)
(different chords for last line, as below:)
D         Bm           F#                      G           A(hold)     D
All the good times — they were all right…                    Do-do-do, do-do.

** These chords and lyrics are interpretations and transcriptions, respectively, and are the sole property of the copyright holder(s). They are posted on this website free of charge for no profit for the purpose of study and commentary, as allowed for under the “fair use” provision of U.S. copyright law, and should only be used for such personal and/or academic work. **

“Wild Honey” (U2 Cover)

Originally posted 2010-11-05 10:30:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Federico Borluzzi:

Cover of ”Wild Honey,” included in U2’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind album (2000). I played it with acoustic guitar in a lower key.

** EDITOR’S NOTE: **

It feels odd to refer to Federico as a guest performer, considering how many of his performances he’s shared with the Laptop Sessions blog.  He’s back again today with another excellent video.

As I discovered last time he covered U2, I enjoy the band’s music so much more when Federico is the one performing it!  :-)

Well, U2 fan or not, I hope that you’ll enjoy his cover song version of “Wild Honey.”

Stay tuned for more great new material coming soon to the blog!

“Sister Morphine” (Rolling Stones Cover)

Originally posted 2010-07-09 11:55:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Federico Borluzzi:

Acoustic cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Sister Morphine,” from their 1971 Sticky Fingers album.

** EDITOR’S NOTE: **

As Federico referenced above — and as you can see at the beginning of the video when he holds up the album cover — “Sister Morphine” is a deep track from 1971’s Sticky Fingers.  The album has received very positive news, so this, along with the fact that “Wild Horses” hails from this record and Federico saw fit to pick from it, has made me believe I should make this my next Rolling Stones purchase.

I hesitate to admit this, but I’ve never listened to a Rolling Stones album…

Perhaps it’s time.

“Sister Morphine” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards along with Marianne Faithfull, who released the track as a B-side in 1969.  It apparently took some legal intervention to get Jagger and Richards to include her name in the credits on the album.

Regardless of who had what part in writing it, Federico has brought his A-game as per usual, and has extended the great Laptop Sessions tradition of presenting an acoustic cover song that gets others interested in the original recording.

For now, enjoy his version and hurry back for more new material on the blog this weekend!