“Slip On Through” (Beach Boys Cover)

Originally posted 2008-05-12 11:43:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Welcome to day two of “Track 1” week here at the Laptop Sessions! This week, Chris, Jeff, and I (plus a possible new special guest) will be bringing you our favorite album-starters! This is the second in a series of specialty weeks to come. We’ll be doing “Title Track Week” soon, plus an album closer week, and another new bands week very soon!

This particular week is pretty big for me- but to find out why, you’ll have to visit the Blog at http://laptopsessions.com and read my entry that will appear in the next few days- trust me, it’s worth the click!

Today, I bring you the first of TWO Beach Boys songs because I haven’t done one for a couple weeks. Actually, this just kinda fell into place- I was going to do “Slip On Through” anyway (track 1 off of my favorite album, “Sunflower”), and it just fit into this week, so here it is!

I’m also happy to finally be doing a Dennis Wilson song here on the Sessions. We’re all anxiously awaiting Dennis’ “Pacific Ocean Blue” and “Bambu” collection to come out next month, and you better believe there will be Sessions done from those albums! We’ve had POB for years now and I’ve been itching to do a song from it.

Like I said, “Sunflower” is probably my favorite Beach Boys album (besides my guilty pleasure: the 1985 album), so ANY requests from this one will be fulfilled.

I’ll be back on Thursday with yet another amazing Beach Boys album starter: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” from everyone’s favorite, “Pet Sounds”!! It’ll be my first Pet Sounds Session and I’m very proud of how it came out. See you then, but make sure to check out Chris’ first entry for “Track 1 Week” on http://laptopsessions.com!

“Soulful Old Man Sunshine” by the Beach Boys – Chords & Lyrics : Ask the Musician

By Jim Fusco:

I received an email today from Mike H., who just watched my cover song music video of the Beach Boys’ semi-unreleased song, “Soulful Old Man Sunshine”.  What a great song it is- it’s hard to believe they put so much effort into a song and then canned it for years.  Anyway, Mike was wondering what the chords to the song were.  So, I decided to post them here on the music blog for all to see!  Also make sure to check out my cover song video of “Soulful Old Man Sunshine” below the chords and lyrics.  Thanks for writing, Mike, and I hope this helps!

..........Am7..Gm7......F
In that soulful ol’ man sunshine

F................Bb6................F...............Bb6
She looks so fresh and sweet, keeps herself soft and tender
Am7.............Dm7...........Gm7............Gm7/C..C7
No wonder that I can sing a song about my baby
F................Bb6.....F..........Bb6
She looks so healthy, I feel so doggone wealthy
Am7.............Dm7...........Gm7............Gm7/C..C7
No wonder that I can sing a song about my baby

Dm.........G7........Bb......Bb/C..........Am7..Gm7......F
So happy, together love is better in that soulful ol’ man sunshine
F..Cm7..Bb..F
Do-do-do

F.................Bb6.............F..........Bb6
She wakes up singing songs, of happy everafters
Am7..............Dm7.................Gm7........Gm7/C..C7
Well let me just tell you ‘bout my ever-lovin’ lady
F.................Bb6.....F..........Bb6
One bright September, I can remember
Am7................Dm7..............Gm7.............Gm7/C..C7
The morning we walked together laughin’ in the sunshine

F.............................Cm7
Hey old man shine your love on me
F.............................Cm7
Hey old man shine your love on me
F............................................Cm7
Soulful old man sunshine shine your light divine on me
F.............................Cm7
Hey ol’ man shine your love on me
........Gm7..........Am7...........................Bb6................C6
Then suddenly the light shines through and I see you there standing before me
Gm7........Am7.............Bb6...................Gm7/C........C7..C/D
Today the world is new I feel so high and so far within you, yeah

G................C6........G.............C6
Morning and evening, my love is weaving
Bm7.............Em7...........Am7............Am7/D..D7
A magical thread of joy that joins our hearts together
Em.........A7........C.......C/D...........Bm7..Am7......G
So happy, together love is better in that soulful old man sunshine