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She Never Could Resist A Winding Road chords – Richard Thompson

 D 
In the old cold embers of the year 
       G D 
When joy and comfort disappear 
    G G/F# 
I search around to find her 
       Em 
I'm a hundred miles behind her
      G A D A 
The open road whispered in her ear
     D 
She never could resist a winding road
     G D 
She never could resist a winding road
   G G/F#      
Maybe just around the bend
   Em 
The rainbow waiting at the end
      G A D A 
She never could resist a winding road
 D 
She never could stay any place too long
      G D 
To not be standing still's where she belongs
    G G/F# 
If you love her, better know
    Em 
She needs you now, but soon she'll go
     G A D         
She never could stay any place too long
        Bm G 
It's not that she don't care about you
        Bm G 
Say you love her, she don't doubt you
        Bm G 
But she can learn to live without you
     Em A 
When she hears the call

Lead break over verse
        Bm G 
Love her now then let her be
        Bm G 
Don't tie her down, just set her free
        Bm G 
Too many things she wants to see
       Em A              
The whole world, that's all
        G 
She never could resist a winding road
        D 
She never could resist a winding road
 G G/F# 
Maybe just around the bend
        Em 
The rainbow waiting at the end
      G A Bm 
She never could resist a winding road
     G A D       
She never could resist a winding road

Patty Dont You Put Me Down chords – Richard Thompson

 Patty Don't You Put Me Down

 Gm 
Patty don't tell me one thing and change your mind 
 Cm Gm 
We might be in bed together but the deal's not signed 
 Cm Gm 
They say you collect shrunken heads, would you like to have mine? 
 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A D 
Patty don't you put me down
                  Gm C 
Don't colour me cruel
                 Gm C  
Don't colour me cruel
 Gm 
You're so used to skimming the ace and palming the jack
 Cm Gm 
The right hand giving and the left hand taking it back
 Cm Gm 
At society functions they probably give you more slack

 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A D 
Patty don't you put me down
                 Gm C 
Don't colour me cruel
                 Gm C  
Don't colour me cruel
                F/C                                                     
You can stamp all you want, but this ain't television
    E/B 
I can't fix it all with a small incision
    Eb/Bb 
It's a meltdown you're having, not nuclear fission
         D/A 
There's no room service at the seaman's mission
         Gm 
In your ten watt world it's beyond any pleasure you know
     Cm Gm 
To stick your fingers in the socket, and give yourself a glow
 Cm Gm 
Keep that up and they might make you part of the show
 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A D 
Patty don't you put me down
 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A# Eb/G 
Patty don't you put me down
 A D 
Patty don't you put me down

                  Gm C 
Don't colour me cruel
                  Gm C  
Don't colour me cruel

No Peace No End chords – Richard Thompson

 B Bsus4 
Where were you when the walls were crumbling 
 B Bsus4 
Where were you when the guns were rumbling 
 B G 
Where were you when the hounds of hell 
      C G D 
Took sons and lovers away
 B Bsus4 
Did you see me on the slippery slope
 B Bsus4 
Wrong end of a telescope
 B G 
Do you even pause for breath
            C G D 
As you sleepwalk through the day
 A Aaug 
Some day won't you
 A6 Aaug 
Stand in my shoes
            C# D 
And see the world I see
             F#m 
No hope no friend
 D F#m D F#m 
No hope no friend
    A E D F#m F# 
No peace, no end
 B Bsus4 
I'm ground between two stones
 B Bsus4 
Soon I'll be nothing but bones
 B G 
Who'll be my shining savior
 C G D 
Before I turn to dust?
 B Bsus4 
Are you the hand that kills me?
 B Bsus4 
Are you the hand that saves me?
 B G 
When they both sell you down the river
 C G D 
Which one can you trust?
 A Aaug 
Some day won't you
 A6 Aaug 
Stand in my shoes
    C# D 
And see the world I see
 D F#m D F#m 
No hope no friend
 D A E D F#m F# 
No peace, no end
 B Bsus4 
In the peace museum there's a mangy dove
 B Bsus4 
To remind us all of universal love
 B G 
You can rent her out for your corporate dinner
          C G D 
And feel good about yourself
 B Bsus4 
Geneva Convention they use as a pessary
 B Bsus4 
Olive branch is a fashion accessory
 B G 
In the big chess game there's just one winner
            C G D 
And it's always somebody else

 A Aaug 
Some day won't you
 A6 Aaug 
Stand in my shoes
    C# D 
And see the world I see
 D F#m D F#m 
No hope no friend
 D A E D            
No peace, no end
 D F#m D F#m 
No hope no friend
    A E D            
No peace, no end

 F#m B

Long John Silver chords – Richard Thompson

 e-----8 8 5 5----------------------|
B-----------------8—8 7 - 8-7------|
G-------------------------------6--|
D----------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|


 D                           
Long John Silver, he was on me like a rash 
 C/D 
Gave him my trust, gave him my cash 
 D 
Should have seen through him, should have seen from the start 
 C/D 
There's nothing but black in pirate's heart
 G 
Should have seen through him, should have seen from the start 
 C/G C 
There's nothing but black in pirate's heart
 D Am 
Long John Silver, Long John Silver
 G F 
Don't bet your shirt on Long John Silver
 D Am 
Long John Silver, Long John Silver
 G F 
Don't bet your shirt on Long John Silver
 D 
Long John Silver, he's good with numbers
 C/D 
He makes hay while other folks slumber
 D 
Gives me the brass, and he keeps all the best
 C/D 
The better to feather his pretty little nest
 G 
Gives me the brass, and he keeps all the best
 C/G 
The better to feather his pretty little nest
 D Am 
Long John Silver, Long John Silver
 G F 
Don't bet your shirt on Long John Silver
 D Am 
Long John Silver, Long John Silver
 G F 
Don't bet your shirt on Long John Silver
 D 
Took all my money, my watch and chain
 C/D 
Crack his head if I see him again
 D 
Kind friends, warning take by me
 C/D 
Not every pirate's sailing the sea
 G 
Kind friends, warning take by me
 G/C 
Not every pirate's sailing the sea

 D Am 
Long John Silver, Long John Silver
 G F 
Don't bet your shirt on Long John Silver
 D Am 
Long John Silver, Long John Silver
 G F 
Don't bet your shirt on Long John Silver

Josephine chords – Richard Thompson

 Josephine
Capo on 2nd
 Bm A Em 
Josephine paces her room 
 Bm A Em F#m 
Josephine wishes the stars would appear
  A C#m Em  
Breathless she'll run to her tryst 
        G#m G 
On the brow of the hill
          E 
If God will
 Bm A Em 
Josephine looks for a rose
 Bm A Em F#m 
To perfume the tight angry curls of her hair
 A C#m Em 
He'll come this once, and maybe
  G#m G 
Again, but where
       E 
Or when
 F D 
And the leaves blow in
 F D F#m 
And the leaves blow into the hall
 Bm A Em 
Josephine dresses her wound
 Bm A Em F#m 
One scent of blood and he might disappear
  A C#m Em 
Or maybe he'll want to devour her
 G#m G 
Whole and complete
             E 
In a heart beat
 Bm A Em 
Josephine talks in her sleep
 Bm A Em F#m 
More friends around her asleep than awake
 A C#m Em 
Cries desolation to phantoms
   G#m G 
But nobody hears
             E 
A dream's tears
 F D 
And the leaves blow in
 F D F#m 
And the leaves blow into the hall
 Bm A Em 
Josephine writes on the wall
 Bm A Em F#m 
Writes all the thoughts that escape from her head
 A C#m Em 
Hundreds and thousands of words
          G#m G 
Written small on a wall
       E 
That's all

Broken Doll chords – Richard Thompson

 Broken Doll 

 Dm Am 
You called for me so here I am 
 Dm Am 
Not a boy and not a man 
 Gm Dm Gm Am 
Man enough to know the odds are long 
 Dm Am 
They dress you up and keep you clean
 Dm Am 
Like courtiers around a queen
 Gm Dm Am7b5 
Show you good from bad, right from wrong 

 Ab Gm Fm 
All the tears in the world
 Ab Gm Fm 
All the tears in the world
                      Cm Bbm Dm 
Won't mend a broken doll
 Dm Am 
The little things in life escape her
 Dm Am 
Dolls are made of rags and paper
 Gm Dm Gm Am 
China cracks and chips so easily
 Dm Am 
Doesn't have the will, the strength
 Dm Am 
To hold the world out at arm's length
 Gm Dm Am7b5 
Skin's too thin, eyes too wide to see

 Ab Gm Fm 
All the tears in the world
 Ab Gm Fm 
All the tears in the world
                         Cm Bbm     
Won't mend a broken doll

 Bbm Fm Bbm Fm Ebm Bbm Ebm Fm Bbm Fm Bbm Fm Ebm Bbm Ebm Dm Am 
Wish I could give love to you
 Dm Am 
And life to you and hope to you
 Gm Dm Gm Am 
As you look through me to something else
 Dm Am 
In your face I think I see
 Dm Am 
Twisted-up infinity
 Gm Dm Am7b5 
Angel soul imprisoned in a shell

 Ab Gm Fm 
All the tears in the world
 Ab Gm Fm 
All the tears in the world
                       Cm Bbm Dm 
Won't mend a broken doll

Beatnik Walking chords – Richard Thompson

 Beatnik Walking 
Notes played around E chord on 7th Fret equates to chords shown
e|------------------------------------------------------------------9---------|
B|---------9-----10-9--------------------9--10--9-----------9---12--10--9-----|
G|--9--11-----9------9------9--9--11-------------9--9--11---------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------9--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 E Eadd2/B E G#5 E 
Hand me down my walking shoes  
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
And Mr. Murdoch's news 
  E Eadd9 E E6 E Esus4 E B 
I'm going thunder rain or shine 
 E 
Got a papoose on my back
We're on the right track, Jack
                                B 
To leave the beatnik blues behind
 G E 
Amsterdam, where good things come in threes
 G B 
Ease your troubled mind and shoot the breeze
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
Take the path down to the mill
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
I'm going to get my fill
 E Eadd9 E E6 E Esus4 E B 
I'm going to eat till the pot runs dry
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
Anne Frank's house and Rembrandt's tomb
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
I'd better make some room
 E Eadd9 E E6 E Esus4 E B 
‘Cause Brother Vincent's on my mind
 G E 
Life goes on behind the tiles and chintzes
 G B 
Dirty water fit for kings and princes
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
Dutch is not a loving tongue
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
You say your piece and run
 E Eadd9 E E6 E Esus4 E B 
You show you care in other ways
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
Sailors in their Sunday best
 E Eadd9 E Esus4 E 
I'm feeling overdressed
 E Eadd9 E E6 E Esus4 E B 
I've got to lose these blacks and greys
 G E 
Amsterdam, where good things come in threes
 G B 
Soothe your troubled mind and shoot the breeze
 E 
Hand me down my walking shoes
 A 
Hand me down my walking shoes
 D E 
Got to leave these beatnik blues behind
 D E 
Got to leave these beatnik blues behind

All Buttoned Up chords – Richard Thompson

 D G D G 
I got a girl - best girl in the world 
 D G D                        
But she won't give me a taste of it 
 D G D G 
Saving her bed - maidenhead 
 D G D            
That's what I call a waste of it
 D G D G 
Crosses her arms - to hide all her charms
 D G D            
Like she's living in a nunnery
 D G D G 
Gives me a wink - drive me to drink
 D G D 
I know she's only making fun of me

CHORUS
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
    D C F C/E 
All buttoned up, no place to go

 D G D G 
She don't mind a squeeze - if I say please
 D G D            
I might even manage a kiss of her
 D G D G 
But I'll get a slap - if I sit her on my lap
 D G D            
I call that so remiss of her

CHORUS
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
    D C F C/E 
All buttoned up, no place to go

 C F 
She hates the stuff I bring her
 C F 
She wants diamonds on her finger
 B E 
She wouldn't let me in
  Em/B Em/Bb Em/A Em/Ab 
Frothing at the mouth and barking
 Em/G Em/F# Em/E D 
On all fours like Rin Tin Tin
 D G D G 
My girl Kate - she wants me to wait
 D G D                        
But I got urges, don't I?
 D G D G 
I got desires - raging fires
 D G D                        
But I'll do the right thing, won't I?

CHORUS
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
          D C F C 
She's all      buttoned up
    D C F C/E 
All buttoned up, no place to go

 C F 
She changes with the weather
 C F 
She keeps her knees together
 B E 
But she dresses so racy
 Em/B Em/Bb Em/A Em/Ab 
Drawing Man into temptation
 Em/G Em/F# Em/E D 
With everything silky, satiny, lacy

 D G D G 
I got a girl - best girl in the world
 D G D 
But she won't give me a taste of it
 D G D G 
Saving her bed – maidenhead
 D G D 
That's what I call a waste of it

CHORUS
          D C F C 
She's all      butto

À Lagneau chords – Steve Thompson

 Chorus
 Am F G 
Tous les        anges louent sa sa      inteté  .
 Am F G 
L’uni   vers crie sa m  ajesté  .
 Am F 
Chantons        gloire et puis  sance,
 G Am 
Force et loua   nge,
 F G Am 
À l’Agneau,      à l’Agne       au immolé       ,
 F G C 
À l’Agneau      , à l’Agne      au immolé       .


 G/B C F 
Les ténèbres ont        re      cu      lé
 G C 
Devant l’œuvre  de la   croix,
 G/B C F 
Devant l’Agneau         im      mo      lé
 F/A G/B C 
Et le   sang ver        sé pour         moi.

 G/B C F 
De la vie qu’il         a       don     née
 G C 
À la vie qui    brûle en        moi,
 G/B C F 
Tant d’amour et         à       ja      mais,
 F/A G/B C 
Ma re   connais sance au        roi.

Pont
 G C F C G 
Vi      vant,   vi              vant,
 G/B C F F/A G/B 
Puis    sant,           puis    sant,
 G C F C G 
Vi      vant,   Dieu    vi      vant,
 G/B Am F F/A Gsus 
Puis    sant,   tout    puis    sant,
 G Gsus 
Dieu vivant, Dieu tout  puissant,       
 G 
Dieu vivant, Dieu tout  puissant !

Ethan Thompson And Sarah Walk – Stand My Ground chords

 Intro
 C Ab C Ab          

Verse 
 C Ab Bb 
I've been fighting with the wind
For so long
 C Ab Bb 
And Im close to giving in 
But I won't
 C Ab Bb 
I don't know which way to go
                                             C 
But I'll keep on moving forward
     Ab Bb 
Until I hit something

Pre
Please don't 
 C Ab Bb 
Pull Me down Pull me down again x4

*Chorus*
 Ab           
I hear you calling
 C 
You are my doubts
 Bb 
I know I've fallen
 Bb Bb C Ab 
But Ill stand my ground

And keep on going
 C 
Can't turn back now
 Bb 
I know I'm stumbling
 Bb Bb C Ab 
I'll stand my ground

**Post Chorus**
 Ab C Bb  
I,    I will stand
         C Ab 
I will stand my ground
 Ab C Bb  
I,    I will stand

Verse 2
 C Ab Bb 
I've been slowly trynna see
Through this smoke
 C Ab Bb 
It might bring me to my knees
I'm losing hope
 C Ab Bb 
I will trust what I believe
                                         C 
I will go where my feet lead
            Ab Bb 
Until I hit something

Chorus
Post Chorus

Bridge
 A/F Ab A/F 
Yeah I'm running, yeah I'm running and I'm keeping on
 A/F Ab A/F 
Yeah I'm running, yeah I'm running and I wont back down 
 A/F Ab A/F 
There are moments when I'm struggling but I'm keeping strong
 A/F Ab                                      
Yea I'm running yeah I'm running 

Low Chorus
 Ab           
I hear you calling
 C 
You are my doubts
 Bb 
I know I've fallen
 Bb Bb C Ab 
But Ill stand my ground

*Last Chorus*
And keep on going
 C 
Can't turn back now
 Bb 
I know I'm stumbling
 Bb Bb C Ab 
I'll stand my ground

**Post Chorus** x2
 Ab C Bb  
I,    I will stand
         C Ab 
I will stand my ground
 Ab C Bb  
I,    I will stand

**In the recording Ethan is Capo 3

Pursuasion chords – Richard Thompson

 written by Richard Thompson and Timm Finn

Intro:  C Cmaj9 F Fmaj7  | G C Em Fmaj7 C Cmaj9 F Fmaj7       | G C Em Fmaj7 
You  and    I, tempted by the promise of a different life
 C Cmaj9 F Fmaj7      | G C Em7 F  
Time has fled, there's a constant battle  Running through my head
 Fmaj7                  | G C Em Fmaj7 
I don't know what to do 'cos I still believe

chorus
       Dm7 G6 C     
After all the foolish things you put me through
        Dm7 G6 C     
I could always make a start on something new
          F G6 Am     
And I've always been a man who's open to
 Am Cmaj9 G   
Pers -uas  -ion

intro

 C Cmaj9 F Fmaj7 G C Em Fmaj7 
Blind ro  - mance, there'll be no half measures given half a chance
 C Cmaj9 F Fmaj7 G C Em7 F  
But we never learn, trusting in the fire while the cruel flame burns
 Fmaj7 G C Em Fmaj7 
And we need to rebuild what was never there 
           Dm7     | G           
What got left behind

chorus

 C Em G Fmaj7 C G 
And it's written in my heart so that everybody can see it
 C Em G Fmaj7 C G 
And it's written in my soul, after all I still believe it
   Fmaj7 C G 
I still believe it, X4

chorus
 Am Cmaj9 G   
Persuasion,  x4

   Fmaj7 C G 
I still believe it
I still believe it persuasion
I still believe it, still believe it
I still believe it persuasion, persuasion

Haul Me Up chords – Richard Thompson

 Intro
 Em 

Verse 1
         G   
Haul me up please help me I'm drowning 
         D G 
Haul me up to where I can breathe        
                      C                     
Haul me up where the air is sweeter 
 G D G 
Stretch out a hand a hand brother please  

Verse 2               
 G                                                                     
Well I'm walking in a sea of molasses 
       D G 
Every step I take it sucks me down       
                      C                              
The more I fight the more it grips me 
      G D G 
If I sink much further I'm looking to drown

Chorus 1
         C G                                       
Haul me up I'm lost in confusion 
         C G 
Haul me up I'm up to my knees           
         C G                                                             
Haul me up I'm stuck in the quicksand 
 D G     
Stretch out a hand a hand brother please haul me up

Repeat Verse 1

Verse 3
 G                                                                    
Here comes Jezebel sweet as the morning 
 D G 
Holds out a cup and I'm tempted to drink
                     C                               
Six thousand voices ringing in the rafters 
 G D G 
How can I dream when I can't even think

Chorus 2
         C G                                 
Haul me up the banshees are wailing 
 C G 
Haul me up the sirens are singing
        C G                                                               
Haul me up the furies are screaming 
 D G 
Stretch out a hand a hand brother please haul me up

Repeat Verse 1

Verse 4
 G                                                                        
I'm fighting but oh the disease has got me 
     D G 
But what is this sickness that has no name
                            C                                  
Who are these friends that kill me with kindness 
   G D G 
I don't know the rules but I'm trapped in the game

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus 2



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Prijatelji chords – Marko Perkovic Thompson

 Am G C 
Prijatelji, cesto mislim na vas
 F G C 
nije ovo vrijeme dobro za nas
 F G 
nisu cure sto su bile
 Am G F 
sve su se u gradu skrile
 C G C 
prijatelji, kako ste mi danas


 Am G C 
Sjetite se na ponosne dane
 F G C 
kada jedan uz drugoga stane
 F G                 
sve smo mogli, sve smo smjeli
 Am G F 
i bili smo sto smo htjeli
 C G C 
prijatelji, kako ste mi danas

REF:

 G C G 
Kazite mi, jeste li se umorili
 C G 
jesu li nas prevarili
 C G F 
je l' nas vrijeme pregazilo

 G C G 
kazite mi, pjevate li pjesme stare
 C G 
kao nekad uzdignute glave
 C G F 
da l' ste isti kao nekada
 F G Am 
prijatelji, kako ste mi danas


Rado bih vas sve vidio zdrave
samo da nas opet skupa stave
pa da ko na prvoj crti
zapjevamo protiv smrti
prijatelji, cesto mislim na vas

Moj Dida I Ja chords – Marko Perkovic Thompson

 Dm F 
Preko polja kroz sjecanje ide,
 Gm Dm 
krsan covik, tvrde brade side.

 F C 
Pamtim pogled, tu toplinu oka
 Gm Dm 
i svaka rijec je bila mu duboka.

 Dm F 
Cvrst je dida bio kao stijena,
 Gm Dm 
hrabra srca i kamenih gena.
 F C 
Sva je mudrost utkana u njemu,
 Gm Am 
njegove su price ucile me svemu:
           Bb 
Postenim putem ici,
 Dm C 
bit ce tesko znaj,

 Am Dm 
al' samo ces tako stici
 Bb C 
gdje je vjecni sjaj.»

 F C 
Ej, da mi je s tobom,
 Bb C 
kao prije docekati zore,
 F C 
pogledati dolje,
 Bb C 
sa Svilaje na Petrovo polje.

 F C Bb Gm 
Moj dida i ja, prijatelja dva,
        Dm C Bb 
drugo vrijeme - ista sudbina.