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As We Go Along chords – The Monkees Vsion 3

 Written By Carole King & Toni Stern
Performed By The Monkees for "Head"

Performance Notes: Singing and playing this can be a little tricky if you're not comfortable with phrasing in
5/4, such as the intro and verses for this song. It shifts to a swinging 3/4 for the choruses, but most of
the song is in 5. Deceptively brilliant harmonization in the chords, giving it a very laid back, jazzy vibe. 

Dadd4add9 is played by holding the C chord fingering and sliding your hand up to the fifth fret, making 
sure to let the open G and high E strings ring out.

All chord names and positions are relative to capo (so A is fretted but Bb is what you hear).

Capo 1st fret



 A D A D 
I can tell by your face,
   A D 
That you're looking to find a place,
    A A7 D E 
To settle your mind and reveal who you are.

          A D 
And you shouldn't be shy,
 A D 
For I'm not gonna try,
    A A7 D A 
To hurt you, or heal you, or steal your star.

 A7 Amaj7 D A 
Open your eyes, get up off your chair,
 C                   Dadd4add9   A 
There's so much to do in the sunlight.
 A7 D 
Give up your secrets,
 A7 D 
And let down your hair,
 A D Bm7        
And sit with me here by the firelight.

 A D A D 
Why think about,
 A D 
Who's gonna win out?
       A A7 D E 
We'll make up our story as we go along.

 A D 
There's so little time,
 A D 
For us to try to rhyme,
 A A7 D Bm7 A 
And so many highways to travel upon.

 A7 Amaj7 D A 
Open your eyes, get up off your chair,
 C                   Dadd4add9   A 
There's so much to do in the sunlight.
 A7 D 
Give up your secrets,
 A7 D 
And let down your hair,
 A D Bm7 
And sit with me here by the firelight.

 A D     


There are numerous guitars layered on here, I'm pretty certain there's one capoed much higher up
that plays the arpeggiated triads during each chorus. If you wish to add them in with this guitar the tab
would be:

-------12---------12---------12----------12----------12----------12  
---10---------10---------10----------10----------10----------10----
9----------9----------9----------11----------11----------11--------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Gonna Buy Me A Dog chords – Monkees

 Gonna Buy Me A Dog:The Monkees.
Album - The Monkees - #1 on BB Hot 200
on COLGEMS Records in 1966.
(The song is mostly them screwing around..
 but the song got a lot of air time in
 some areas..plus, it was a request.)

INTRO:  B A E 

#1.
 E 
You know my girl just called me up..and she 
                 E7 
woke me from my sleep.
     E 
You should have heard the things she said..
     E 
you know she hurt my feelings deep.
                       A 
I'm going to buy me a dog.

CHORUS:AD LIB:
 A E 
A dog?..a dog..Why? Why? Cause I need a friend now.

(Babe, you need all the friends you can get, I'm 

telling you.)
 E A 
I'm gonna buy me a dog..my girl, my girl don't love 
        B 
me, no how..(Don't ruin my song, man..it's the only 

song I have!
The song was already ruined before it was wrote.)

#2.
 E 
She used to bring my newspaper..(you don't even know 

where it's at!)
 E                       
Cause she knew where it was at..she used to keep me 
                   A E 
so contented..but I can teach a dog to do that!

CHORUS:AD LIB:
 E A 
I'm gonna buy me a dog!
(You can't teach dogs to do that, you can only train 
elephants.)
 A E 
Cause I need a friend now..(I need a friend now, now,
yeah.)
 E A 
I'm gonna buy me a dog..
(A dog, here Rover, Fido, Spot..)
                                    B 
my girl, my girl don't love me, no how.

(1,2,3..1234567..Hike!Hike!Hike!
I was late on that one.)
I just got back from Africa, ya know, I was playing cards 
with the natives..oh, Zulus?..No, I usually won, ha-ha.
I wish I had a glass of water..Why, are you thirsty?
No, I want to see if my neck leaks.
I'd buy a raccoon but John already has one..$35 bucks.
Where do I come in? Here?

CHORUS:AD LIB:
 E A 
I'm gonna buy me a dog..( dog..a dog, umm yeah.)
                        E 
Cause I need a friend, now..(Yeah, yeah..Bop-bop-she-bop-bop- 
rama-lama-.)
 E A B 
I'm gonna buy me a dog..my girl, my girl don't love me, no how.
(How-How-How now, brown cow?
(I think I'm gonna buy me a dog, yes sir..I'm gonna buy me 
a dog. If I was looking for a word to describe what I'm gonna buy
I think dog would be the word. Would it be dog? It would be dog.
Definitely dog.
It would come springing from my lips, dog..Boing, boing boing.
It would be springing! Is that it, Tommy?Can you turn it off please?
Can somebody open the door and let us out?
They're coming to take us away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho.) (Fade.)


A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.

Lets Dance On chords – Monkees

 Let's Dance On:The Monkees.
Album - The Monkees - #1 on BB Hot 200
on COLGEMS Records in 1966.

INTRO:  G7 C  (x4)

---------------------------|
---------------------------|
---------------------------|RIFF:
---------------------------|
----0-2-3-3----------------|
--3----------1-1-2-3-------|

CHORUS:
 G7 C 
Let's dance on..oh, baby, come on.
             G7 
Let's dance on..'til the dawn..have 
                          C     ( C F G7  x2)
fun 'til the music's all gone.

#1.
 C F G7 C F G7 
We've been dancin'.....nearly all night long.
 G7 C F G7 
Let's keep it up, baby......cause the music's 
       C F G7 
still strong.
 G7 C F G7 
We're doin' The Pony( Pony, Pony)..now, you're 
           C F G7 
doing The Jerk..(doin' The Jerk.)
            C F G7 
A-come on, baby (come on, baby)..let me see how 
     C F G7 
you work..(wooooooo!!)

CHORUS:
 G7 C 
Let's dance on..oh, baby, come on.
             G7 
Let's dance on..'til the dawn..have 
                          C     ( C F G7  x2)
fun 'til the music's all gone.

#2.
 G7 C F G7 C F G7 
The way you're movin'......girl, you look so fine.
                    C F G7 
You been doin' The Shotgun.....let me see you do 
     C F G7 
The Twine.
 G7 C F G7 C   
Let's do The Watusi (Wah-Wah-tusi)..and The Action, too.
  F G7 
(Action, too.)
 G7 C F G7                         
Now, hang on, baby (Hang on, baby)..I'll do The Sloopy 
      C F G7 
with you..(Oh, yeah!!)

CHORUS:
 G7 C 
Let's dance on..oh, baby, come on.
             G7 
Let's dance on..'til the dawn..have 
                          C     ( C F G7  x2)
fun 'til the music's all gone..(Wooooowwww!!)


INTERLUDE:  G7 C F G7  (x8)

CHORUS:
 G7 C 
Let's dance on..oh, baby, come on.
             G7 
Let's dance on..'til the dawn..have 
                          C       ( C F G7  x2)
fun 'til the music's all gone..(Wooooowwww!!)

OUTRO:
 G7 C 
Uh-huh-huh-huh..(uh-huh-huh-huh)..
 G7 C 
Uh-huh-huh-huh..(uh-huh-huh-huh)..
 G7 C 
Uh-huh-huh-ha-ha..(uh-huh-huh-huh)..
 G7 C 
Hey-hey-hey-hey..(hey-hey-hey-hey)..
 G7 C 
Hey-hey-hey-hey..(hey-hey-hey-hey)..
 G7 C 
Whoa-yeah-hey-hey..(whoa-yeah-hey-hey)..(Fade.)


A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.