01 Hardheaded Woman
She's a Hardheaded Woman (D)

She's a hardheaded woman

But she got a heart of gold.

She loves me right down to the bottom of her soul.

If I get hungry then she keeps me well fed

If I get weary then she takes me to bed

She's a hardheaded woman

But she got a heart of gold.


She keeps me upright ev'ry time that I start to fall down.

She makes my heart feel that good loving has come to town.

She sits me down with a bottle of wine.

She says, "Stick with me baby and I'll make you feel fine!"

She keeps me upright ev'ry time that I start to fall down.

Solo: V1 pattern

She always takes my arm when I feel like I'm starting to sway.

I find her putting me right when my feet begin to lose their way.

She say, "You don't walk far and you don't walk fast,

But you know how to love me and you're making it last."

She always takes my arm when I feel like I'm starting to sway.


She's a hardheaded woman

But she got good lovin' in store.

Ev'ry night you're gonna find me

Knocking on her bedroom door.

She say, "No matter how much you start to holler and shout,

There ain't no way that I'm lettin' you out!"

She's a hardheaded woman

But she got good lovin' in store.
02 Playing Poker With The Devil
Playing Poker With the Devil (for JBH) G

Chorus

There's a world of Blues
Outside.
Go on and get your fill. (X2)

Why does life
Have to be
Such a bitter pill?

V1
A good man lay dying
With his face so pale and thin. (X2)
His Mama sent a preacher
To stop The Devil from closing in.

V2
My friend Joe, he told the preacher:
"Leave your Bible on the shelf!" (X2)
"If I'm gonna face The Devil,
I'm gonna do it by myself."

Chorus

V3
You know ol' Joe fought such a good fight
Never afraid of anything. (X2)
He took The Devil to a rematch.
He faced up to The Reaper in the ring.

Chorus

V4
Last night I dreamt a dream about him.
I wished that dream would never end. (X2)
As he stood smiling down upon me
And I looked up to my old friend.

Chorus

Coda:
Playing poker with The Devil
Devil plays a crooked hand (X2)
Just when you think you're on the level
He's got you sinking in the sand.

Repeat Coda to fade...
03 Every Damn Day
Every Damn Day (G)

Nobody loves me just the way you do
Nobody loves me just the way you do
So every damn day
I want to be with you.

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you
Cos nobody loves me just the way you do.

You put the cream in my coffee
The sugar in my tea
Nobody knows the things you do for me
Cos nobody loves me just the way you do.
So every damn day
I gotta be with you

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you
Cos nobody loves me just the way you do.

Solo

Nobody loves me just the way you do
Nobody loves me just the way you do
So every damn day
I gotta be with you.

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you
Cos nobody loves me just the way you do.

You put the whisky in my glass
The gasoline in my car
You and me babe, y'know we're gonna go far
Cos nobody loves me just the way you do.
So every damn day
I gotta be with you.

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you
Cos nobody loves me just the way you do.

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you

Every damn day
Every damn day
Every damn day
I gotta be with you
Cos nobody loves me just the way you do.
04 Lying Lonely
Lying Lonely (G)

Chorus: I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I can still hear my own breathing
But it feels like my heart died.

Oh I wish I were a swallow
Getting set to quit this place
Oh I wish I were a swallow
Getting set to quit this place.
I'd just sing about the sunshine
And never think about your face.

Chorus: I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I can still hear my own breathing
But it feels like my heart died.

Solo

Chorus: I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I can still hear my own breathing
But it feels like my heart died.

Oh I wish I were a groundhog.
I'd sleep and wait for better days.
Oh I wish I were a groundhog.
I'd sleep and wait for better days.
I would dream about the Springtime
And not about your hurting ways.

Chorus: I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I can still hear my own breathing
But it feels like my heart died.

When the call of love is answered
It makes the living oh so sweet.
When the call of love is answered
It makes the living oh so sweet.
It can take you in a moment
And just sweep you off your feet.

Chorus: (But) I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I'm lying lonely in the night-time
Ain't got nobody by my side.
I can still hear my own breathing
But it feels like my heart died.
05 Kelowna Blues
Kelowna Blues (E)
(She came for the snow)

V1
Kelowna got the mountains, Kelowna got the lake.
Kelowna got my baby. Let her go for pity's sake.

I know she's gone, gone, gone...
Oh where can she be found?

My pretty Byron Bay baby
Wish you were homeward bound.


V2
Kelowna got the powder, Kelowna got the snow.
Kelowna got my baby - she don't ever want to go.

And now, she's gone, gone, gone
I know where she'll be found

My pretty Byron Bay baby
Wish you were homeward bound.


V3
Kelowna got the dry days, Vancouver got the rain.
I'm standing down here at Canada Place just calling out your name.

Because you're gone, gone, gone
Gone to Kelowna town...

My pretty Byron Bay baby
Wish you were homeward bound.


V4
Well Oz has pretty red backs, and funnel webs and snakes,
And stonefish, and the bull sharks that colonise the lakes.

Why would you ever want to leave me
Why would you let me down?

My pretty Byron Bay baby
Wish you were homeward bound. (X3)
06 Lemonade Blues
Chorus:
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
A man can get real weary
Sipping jugs and jugs of homemade... lemonade.

V1:
Once I was a young man and I thought I knew it all
I lived my life in Springtime - never thought about the Fall
I said, "If life throws me a lemon, I'll make lemonade. That's all."

V2:
Once I was a young man and I thought I had it made
I lived my life in sunshine - never thought about the shade
I said, "If life throws me a lemon I'll get to making lemonade."

Chorus:
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
A man can get real weary
Sipping jugs and jugs of homemade... lemonade.

Solo

Chorus:
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
A man can get real weary
Sipping jugs and jugs of homemade... lemonade.

V3:
Now I am an old man, I don't stand so straight and tall
I have seen the last of Summer and I'm well into the Fall
Life has thrown so many lemons; I can't even count them all

V4:
Now I am an old man I begin to be afraid
Of the shadows closing round me and the end of this charade
I can't cope with one more lemon - feel like I've drowned in lemonade

Chorus:
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
A man can get real weary
Sipping jugs and jugs of homemade... lemonade.

I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
I believe the Blues are yellow and they taste like lemonade
A man can get real weary
Sipping jugs and jugs of homemade... lemonade.

Sipping jug after jug, after jug after jug...
07 Dead People
Dead People (E)

Well the older you get, the more dead people you know
The older you get, the more dead people you know
Don't you give me no grief
Don't you give me no strife
It's an incontrovertible fact of life
That the older you get, the more dead people you know.

Well the older you get, the more dead people you know
The older you get, the more dead people you know
It's true for you
And it's true for me
There's no point you trying to disagree
That the older you get, the more dead people you know.

Every atom in their bodies was forged in the heart of a star
And assembled all together from locations both near and far
Maybe they ended up in a big black hearse
But their atoms live as long as the universe
Well the older you get, the more dead people you know.

Well the older you get, the more dead people you know
Well the older you get, the more dead people you know
They all had to be born
Then they all had to die
At first you can laugh and then later you'll cry
Well the older you get, the more dead people you know.

The older you get the more dead people you know
The older you get the more dead people you know
It's a fact of life
I just know that it's so
There just comes a time when we have to go
The older you get the more dead people you know.

Every atom in their bodies was forged in the heart of a star
And assembled all together from locations both near and far
Maybe they ended up in a big black hearse
But their atoms live as long as the universe
Well the older you get, the more dead people you know.
08 The Doctor Who Cures The Blues

The Doctor Who Cures the Blues (E)

You know they call me the doctor (They call me the doctor)
They call me the doctor (They call me the doctor)
They call me the doctor
The doctor who cures the Blues.

I can mix up a special potion
To take away your Blues
A dollar puts a spoonful in your Gris-Gris bag
Tell me what have you got to lose?
You know they call me the doctor
The doctor who cures the Blues.

Chorus

You come up sometime and see me
If you want to lose your Blues.
You just have to hand me a one-dollar bill
And you can kiss 'Goodbye' to The Blues.
That's why they call me the doctor
The doctor who cures The Blues.

Chorus

You know I only charge a dollar
To take away your Blues
But I'm driving around in my Rocket 88
And wearin' my crocodile shoes.
You know they call me the doctor
The doctor who cures the Blues.

You know they call me the doctor (They call me the doctor)
They call me the doctor (They call me the doctor)
They call me the doctor
The doctor who cures the Blues.

You know they call me the doctor (They call me the doctor)
They call me the doctor (They call me the doctor)
They call me the doctor
The doctor who cures the Blues.
09 One Song Short Of An Album
One Song Short of an Album (E)

One sandwich short of a picnic
One shrimp short of a barbie
One song short of an album
That's a hard place to be. (Repeat)

That's a hard, hard place
That's a hard place to be.

One handshake short of a friendship,
One kiss short of a romance
Just one hug short of comfort
That's a hard place to be. (Repeat)

That's a hard, hard place
That's a hard place to be.

One round short of a full clip
One step short of a claymore
One cigarette, no lighter
That's a hard place to be (Repeat)

That's a hard, hard place
That's a hard place to be.

Solo:

One step back from a cliff edge
One bus stop short of her place
One cent short of a dollar
That's a hard place to be (Repeat)

That's a hard, hard place
That's a hard place to be.

One foot right in the dog pile
One string bust on your guitar
One chapter short of your novel
That's a hard place to be. (Repeat)

That's a hard, hard place
That's a hard place to be.

One number short of the jackpot
One rung short of a ladder
One song short of an album
That's a hard place to be. (Repeat)

That's a hard, hard place
That's a hard place to be.


That's a hard, hard place
That's a hard place to be. (Repeat)
10 Me And Mr Blues
Me and Mr Blues (Em)

Look at me and Mr Blues now
I'd say we get along real fine.
I’ll maybe visit him at his house:
I won't invite him back to mine.
So now he's getting so discouraged
He says he'll move on down the line.

I have the love of a good woman
And it makes me feel so glad.
I have the love of a good woman
And it makes me feel so glad.
Take a look at Mr Blues now.
I believe he's feeling sad.

I have my family and friends now
They put a smile upon my face.
I have my family and friends now
They put a smile upon my face.
Take a look at Mr Blues now
He must be feeling out of place.

Look at me and Mr Blues now
I'd say we get along real fine.
I’ll maybe visit him at his house:
I won't invite him back to mine.
So now he's getting so discouraged
He says he'll move on down the line.

Solo

Look at me and Mr Blues now
I'd say we get along real fine.
I’ll maybe visit him at his house:
I won't invite him back to mine.
So now he's getting so discouraged
He says he'll move on down the line.

I don't have a young man's health now
But I know things could be worse.
I don't have a young man's health now
But I know things could be worse.
Take a look at Mr Blues now
You can hear him wail and curse.

Every day I'm getting older
But I don't let it get me down.
Every day I'm getting older
But I don't let it get me down.
Take a look at Mr Blues now
He says he's moving out of town.

Look at me and Mr Blues now
I'd say we get along real fine.
I’ll maybe visit him at his house:
I won't invite him back to mine.
So now he's getting so discouraged
He says he'll move on down the line.
11 Pole Line Road (Revisited)
Lee Vining Revised (A)

Intro 4 riffs

I been walking all morning down Pole Line Road (Riff)
Carry my heart like a heavy load (Riff)
Airplane flying over my head (Riff)
I'm thinking back to what she said. (Riff)


(She said), Lee Vining, it's a mighty nice place to stay
Lee Vining,
Am I gonna get there?
Will I ever get there?
Well I gotta get there today...

Well, Pole Line Road got a 20 mile straight (Riff)
But I'm on my way to a heavy date (Riff)
Birds fly up from Mono Lake (Riff)
I feel my legs are starting to ache (Riff)

Chorus:
Lee Vining, it's a mighty nice place to stay
Lee Vining,
Am I gonna get there?
Will I ever get there?
Well I gotta get there today...


Woulda been easy on a motor bike (Riff)
But I ain't afraid to take a hike (Riff)
Bodie turnoff's coming up soon (Riff)
Heat haze rising and it's nearly noon. (Riff)

Chorus:
Lee Vining, it's a mighty nice place to stay
Lee Vining,
Am I gonna get there?
Will I ever get there?
Well I gotta get there today...


Thought I'd flag a ride maybe give it a try (Riff)
Just ain't nobody passing me by (Riff)
Getting to the final bend (Riff)
Lake View Motel's my journey's end (Riff)

Chorus:
Lee Vining, it's a mighty nice place to stay
Lee Vining,
Am I gonna get there?
Will I ever get there?
Well I gotta get there today...
12 Polson Park
Polson Park (A)

Polson Park, Polson Park,
It's the place for me and you
There's such a lot of things to do
We can take our friends there too.
To Polson Park, Polson Park, Doo, doo, dooby, doo

Polson Park, Polson Park,
Oh we all love Polson Park,
You know I go there quite a lot,
There's not much risk of being shot
In Polson Park, Polson Park. Doo, doo, dooby, doo...


Polson Park in the day
Maybe we can find our way
To a spot that's cool and green
Where we can see what's to be seen
At Polson Park in the day. Doo, doo, dooby, doo...

Solo:

Polson Park after dark
We should go there for a lark
Maybe there'll just be you and me
And nobody else to see
In Polson Park after dark. Doo, doo, dooby, doo...

Polson Park, Polson Park,
It can really make you cringe
If you step on a syringe
Left by somebody unhinged
At Polson Park, Polson Park. Doo, doo, dooby doo...


Duck poop everywhere
Duck poop everywhere
They drop it here, they drop it there
You'd better watch your step, beware
Duck poop everywhere.
Doo, doo, dooby, doo...
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