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Songs Selected by Glenn Weiser

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Key of A-
Easy
One Way Out-Elmore James
Get Together-Youngbloods
Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
I Saw Her Standing There
Matchbox-Carl Perkins
Johnny B. Goode-Chuck Berry
It Takes a Lot To Laugh-Bob Dylan
Down in the Boondocks-Joe South
Seventh Son-Johnny Rivers
Going Up The Country-Canned Heat
Blue Moon of Kentucky-Bill Monroe
Hoochie Cootchie Man-Muddy Waters
Call Me The Breeze-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Save the Last Dance for Me-The Drifters
Achy Breaky Heart-Billy Ray Cyrus
Honky Tonk Angels-Kitty Wells
Wreck on the Highway-Roy Acuff

Intermediate
Country Roads, Take Me Home- John Denver
Sugar Magnolia-Grateful Dead
For What It's Worth-Buffalo Springfield
White Rabbit-Jefferson Airlane
Help!-Beatles
Lady Madonna-Beatles
She Came in through the Bathroom Window-Beatles
Ticket To Ride-Beatles
Instant Karma-John Lennon
Is This Love?-Bob Marley
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald-Gordon Lightfoot
Under My Thumb-Rolling Stones
Up on Cripple Creek-The Band
Oh Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison
Brown-Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Hurts So Good-John Mellencamp
To Love Somebody-Bee Gees
Black Peter-Grateful Dead
Gotta Travel On-Bob Dylan
That'll Be the Day-Buddy Holly
I Shall Be Released-Bob Dylan
Amie-Pure Prairie League
Smoke That
Cigarette-Merle Travis
Titanic-Roy Acuff
A Natural Woman-Carole King
Sunshine-Jonathan Edwards
Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
I Think We're Alone Now-Tommy James
It's So Easy-Buddy Holly
You're No Good -Linda Ronstadt
Heat Wave-The Who
Stand By Me-Ben E. King
Time Won't Let Me-The Outsiders
St. Louis Blues-H. C. Handy

Advanced
Oh Susanna (jazz chords) -James Taylor
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Just Walk Away, Renee-The Left Banke
Back In The USSR-Beatles
Something-Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever-Beatles
I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song-Jim Croce
Oh, Darlin' - Beatles
I Saw Her Again-Mamas and Papas
It's My Party-Leslie Gore
Tears In Heaven-Eric Clapton
Sweet Caroline-Neil Diamond

Key of Am
Easy
Lily of the West-Joan Baez
Dona, Dona-Joan Baez
Rocky Racoon-Beatles
Ain't No Sunshine-Bill Withers

Intermediate
Scarborough Fair -Simon and Garfunkel
Sounds of Silence- Simon and Garfunkel
California Dreaming-Mamas and Papas
Runaway-Del Shannon
She's Not There-The Zombies
Wild World-Cat Stevens
John Barleycorn Must Die-Traffic
Helplessly Hoping-CSN
Bus Stop-Hollies
Sixteen Tons-Merle Travis
Angie-Rolling Stones
Moondance-Van Morrison
Those Were the Days-Mary Hopkins
All Along the Watchtower-Bob Dylan
Fever-Peggy Lee

Advanced
Drive My Car-Beatles
Girl-Beatles
Things We Said Today-Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps-Beatles
Walk On By-Dionne Warwick
Kind of a Drag-Buckinghams
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin

Key of B-
California Girls-Beach Boys
In My Room-Beach Boys
Universal Soldier - Donovan
Wishin' and Hopin' Dusty Springfield
One After 909-Beatles
Penny Lane-Beatles
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neal Sedaka
Creeque Alley-Mamas and Papas
Drift Away-Dobie Gray
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
A Touch of Gray-Grateful Dead

Key of Bm-
Hotel California-Eagles
This Diamond Ring-Gary Lewis
Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
Panama Red-Peter Rowan

Key of C-
Easy
I've Been All Around This World -Traditional
Leaving On A Jet Plane- John Denver
Statesboro Blues-Allman Brothers
Peggy-O - Joan Baez
Sunshine Superman- Donovan
Banks of the Ohio-Joan Baez
Wildwood Flower-Carter Family
Blowin' in the Wind-Bob Dylan
Mister Tambourine Man- Bob Dylan
Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
You Really Got A Hold On Me-Smokey Robinson
Hey Good Lookin'-Hank Williams
Love is a Rose-Neil Young
Down on the Corner-CCR
Have You Ever Seen the Rain-CCR
Jug Band Music-Lovin' Spponful
Me and Bobbie McGee-Janis Joplin
La Bamba-Richie Valens
Sweet Little Sixteen-Chuck Berry
Teen Angel-Mark Dinning
Johnny Angel -Lynn Dudley
My Ramblin' Boy-Tom Paxton
Jamaica Farewell-Harry Belafonte
King of the Road-Roger Miller
Barbara Allen-Traditional
El Paso-Marty Robbins
Froggy Went a-Courting-Doc Watson
Waltzing Matilda-Traditional
59th Street Bridge Song-Simon and Garfunkel
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Walking the Floor Over You-Earnest Tubb
Return to Sender-Elvis Presley
Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & the Americans
Lean On Me-Bill Withers
Walk On The Wild Side -Lou Reed
I'm Going To Hire A Wino-David Frizzell
Hobo Bill's Last Ride-Jimmie Rodgers

Intermediate
Imagine-John Lennon
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
Do You Believe in Magic-Lovin' Spoonful
It's My Life-The Animals
When A Man Loves A Woman-Percy Sledge
To Sir With Love-Lulu
Mister Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
Daydream - Lovin' Spoonful
Freight Train-Libba Cotten
Beat It On The Down The Line-Grateful Dead
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out -Eric Clapton
Both Sides Now -Joni Mitchell
Your Cheatin' Heart-Hank Williams
Walkin' After Midnight-Patsy Cline
Can't Buy Me Love-Beatles
Let It Be-Beatles
I'm So Happy When you Dance With Me-Beatles
Nowhere Man-Beatles
The Fool on The Hill-Beatles
Eight Days a Week-Beatles
Watching the Wheels-John Lennon
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me-Billy Joel
Piano Man-Billy Joel
Best of My Love-Eagles
All I Have to Do Is Dream-Everly Brothers
Whiter Shade of Pale-Procol Harem
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down-Band
Respect-Aretha Franklin
The Streets of London-Ralph McTell
One Toke Over the Line-Brewer and Shipley
Bring It On Home To Me-Sam Cooke
Don't Think Twice, It's Allright-Bob Dylan
The Ash Grove- Traditional
Mack the Knife-Bobby Darin
Puff the Magic Dragon-Peter, Paul, and Mary
America-Simon and Garfunkel
I Don't Want to Spoil the Party-Beatles
Life's Been Good-Eagles
Kokomo-Beach Boys
Make It With You - Bread
There's A Kind of a Hush -Herman's Hermits
Walkin' After Midnight-Patsy Cline
My Back Pages-Bob Dylan
Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia -Jimmie Rodgers
Travelin' Blues-Jimmie Rodgers

Advanced
Bridge Over Troubled Water -Simon and Garfunkel
Ruby Tuesday-Rolling Stones
Younger Girl -Lovin' Spoonful
Bell Bottom Blues
Georgia On My Mind-Willie Nelson
New York, New York-Frank Sinatra
Over the Rainbow-Judy Garland
Crazy-Patsy Cline
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
-Stevie Wonder
For No One-Beatles
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
-Dionne Warwick
Dust In The Wind-Kansas
Dream a Little Dream on Me-Mamas and Papas
Red Wing (swing version) Kerry Mills
God Bless the Child-Billie Holiday
Brown Eyes Blue -Crystal Gayle
Dancing in the Moonlight -Harvest King
Crazy-Patsy Cline

Buddy Bolden's Blues

Key of Cm-
Summer in the City -Lovin' Spoonful
Alberta-Blues Project
The Thrill Is Gone-B. B. King
Wayfaring Stranger-Emmy Lou Harris

Key of D-
Easy
Desolation Row-Bob Dylan
Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffett
Eve of Destruction-Barry Maguire
Mellow Yellow-Donovan
Guantanamera-Pete Seeger
Jamabalaya-Hank Williams
After the Gold Rush-Neil Young
Bad Moon Rising-CCR
Teach Your Children-CSN
Bye Bye Love-Everly Brothers
Wake Up Little Susie-Everly Brothers
Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down-Merle Haggard
Mama Tried-Merle Haggard
Sweet Home Alabama-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Blues Stay Away From Me-Delmore Brothers
Sitting on Top of the World-Doc Watson
Rain on the Roof-Lovin' Spoonful
Rank Strangers-Stanley Brothers
I Feel Good-James Brown
Rock and Roll Music-Chuck Berry
Crying Time-Ray Charles
Last Thing on My Mind-Tom Paxton
Camptown Races-Stephen Foster
The Banana Boat Song-Traditional
Aiko Aiko-Grateful Dead
This Land Is Your Land-Woody Guthrie
Amazing Grace-John Newton
Harper Valley PTA - Jeannie C. Riley
Coal Miner's Daughter-Loretta Lynn
If I Were a Carpenter-Tim Hardin
Faded Love-Bob Wills

Intermediate
Joy to the World-Three Dog Night
Can't Find My Way Home-Blind Faith
Moon Shadow-Cat Stevens
As Tears Go By-Rolling Stones
Sweet Baby James-James Taylor
I Know You Rider-Grateful Dead
I Can See Clearly Now-Johnny Nash
The Tennessee Waltz-Pee Wee King
Here Comes the Sun-Beatles
Maxwell's Silver Hammer-Beatles
Norwegian Wood-Beatles
We Can Work It Out-Beatles
Love-John Lennon
Cinnamon Girl-Neil Young
Helpless-Neil Young
The Needle and the Damage Done-Neil Young
Proud Mary-CCR
Peaceful Easy Feeling-Eagles
Love the One You're With-CSN
Suite Judy Blue Eyes-CSN
Gimme Three Steps-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dire Wolf-Grateful Dead
Danny's Song - Loggins and Messina
Black Water-Doobie Brothers
You Were Always on My Mind-Willie Nelson
Box of Rain-Grateful Dead
What a Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
I Only Want To Be With You-Dusty Springfield
In the Pines-Bill Monroe
The Water Is Wide-Traditional
Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen
Should I Stay or Should I Go-The Clash
The Minstrel Boy to the War Has Gone-Trad.
My Grandfather's Clock-Johnny Cash
Take a Whiff on Me -The Byrds
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
Midnight Rider-Allman Brothers
No Time -The Guess Who
In The Jailhouse Now-Jimmy Rodgers

D-Advanced
Carolina In My Mind-James Taylor
Dear Prudence-Beatles
If I Fell-Beatles
Julia-Beatles
This Boy-Beatles
She's Always a Woman To Me-Billy Joel

Reelin' In The Years-Steely Dan
Crying-Roy Orbison
Judy's Turn to Cry-Leslie Gore
Black Water-Doobie Brothers
I'll Follow the Sun-Beatles
Traces -The Classics Four

Key of Dm-
House of the Rising Sun-The Animals
Little Sadie-Grateful Dead
Come Together-Beatles
Ohio-Neil Young
Southern Man-Neil Young
I Heard It Through The Grapevine-CCR
Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce
Black Magic Woman-Santana
Sunny Afternoon-Kinks
Summertime-George Gershwin
Another Brick in the Wall-Pink-Floyd
Sultans of Swing-Dire Straights
St. James Infirmary -Traditional
Jack Tar-Jerry Garcia

Key of E-
Easy
Midnight Special-Leadbelly
Sweet Home Chicago-Robert Johnson
Heartbreak Hotel -Elvis Presley
Big Yellow Taxi-Joni Mitchell
You Win Again-Hank Williams
Move It On Over-Hank Williams
Suzie-Q-CCR
I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail-Everly Brothers
Okie From Muskogee-Merle Haggard
Honey Don't-Carl Perkins
Satisfaction-Rolling Stones
Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot
19th Nervous Breakdown-Rolling Stones
Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
Old Time Rock and Roll-Bob Seger
These Boots are Made for Walking-Nancy Sinatra
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain -Willie Nelson
Louie, Louie-The Kingsmen
Careless Love-Traditional
Mean Old World-Eric Clapton
Give Me One Reason-Tracey Chapman
Satisfied Mind-The Byrds
Hollywood Nights-Bob Seger
Not Fade Away-Buddy Holly
May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
- Little Jimmy Dickins
"T" For Texas-Jimmie Rodgers

Intermediate
Truckin' - Grateful Dead
Steamroller-James Taylor
Hey Joe-Jimi Hendrix
Jailhouse Rock-Elvis Presley
All My Loving-Beatles
Day Tripper-Beatles
All My Loving-Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends-Beatles
New Kid in Town-Eagles
You Were On My Mind-We Five
Killing Me Softly-Roberta Flack
Brandy-Elliot Lurie
Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
Sister Goldenhair-America
In the Midnight Hour-Wilson Pickett
Cat's in the Cradle-Harry Chapin
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress-Hollies
Let's Live for Today-The Grass Roots
Blue Sky-Allman Brothers
Gimme Some Lovin'-Spencer Davis Group

Advanced
Tangled Up In Blue-Bob Dylan
A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
Downtown-Petula Clark
Do You Want to Know a Secret-Beatles
Rikki, Don't Lose That Number-Steely Dan
You Didn't Have to Be So Nice-Lovin' Spoonful
Ain't Misbehavin'-Fatts Waller
Goldfinger-Shirley Bassey
Tell Her No-Zombies
Don't Worry, Baby-Beach Boys
Melissa-Allman Brothers

Key of Em-
Easy
San Francisco-John Phillips
Eleanor Rigby-Beatles
Turn the Page-Bob Seger
Ghost Riders in the Sky-Grateful Dead
Born to Be Wild-Steppenwolf

Intermediate
Death Don't Have No Mercy-Grateful Dead
Woodstock-Joni Mitchell
And I Love Her-Beatles
Down By The River-Neil Young
Heart of Gold-Neil Young
Mother's Little Helper-Rolling Stones
Horse With No Name-America
Summer Breeze-Seals and Crofts
Time of the Season-Zombies

Advanced
Sunny-Bobbie Hebb
Spooky-Classics Four
I Say a Little Prayer for You-Dionne Warwick
Sealed With a Kiss-Gary Lewis
See You In September-The Happenings
She's Leaving Home-Beatles
The Rain, the Park, and Other Things-The Cowsills
Goin' Out Of My Head-Little Anthony

Key of F-
Easy
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight-Bob Dylan
Release Me-Patsy Cline
In the Summertime-Mungo Jerry
It's All Over Now-Rolling Stones
Farther Along-The Byrds
Dream Baby-Roy Orbison
Summertime Blues-Eddie Cochran
Into Something Good-Herman's Hermits
Waiting For a Train-Jimmie Rodgers

Intermediate
Just Like A Woman- Bob Dylan
We Gotta Get Out of This Place-The Animals
Baby's In Black-Beatles
Blue Bayou-Roy Orbison
Only The Lonely-Roy Orbison
Ode to Billy Joe-Bobby Gentry
The Wind Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix
I Fall To Pieces-Patsy Cline
Just One Look-Linda Ronstadt

Advanced
Wouldn't It Be Nice-Beach Boys
Cherish-The Association
Fixing a Hole-Beatles
Hey Jude-Beatles
Michelle-Beatles
Till There Was You-Beatles
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John
Girl From Ipanema-A. C. Jobim
Laurie-Dickey Lee

Key of Fm-
Paint It, Black -Rolling Stones
People Are Strange-The Doors

Key of G-
Easy
Colours-Donovan
Barbara Ann-Beach Boys
Will the Circle Be Unbroken-Carter Family
Salty Dog Blues-Flatt and Scruggs
The MTA Song-Kingston Trio
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash
Molly and Tenbrooks-Bill Monroe
Mountain Dew-Traditional
Act Naturally-Buck Owens
All You Need Is Love-Beatles
Fortunate Son-CCR
Lookin' Out My Back Door-CCR
Who Will Stop The Rain-CCR
Heartache Tonight-Eagles
Take It Easy-Eagles
Tequila Sunrise-Eagles
Wabash Cannonball-Carter Family
Under the Boardwalk-The Drifters
I Fought the Law-Bob Fuller
Deep Elem Blues-Jerry Garcia
The Weight-The Band
Memphis-Chuck Berry
School Day-Chuck Berry
All Shook Up -Elvis Presley
The Gypsy Rover-The Highwaymen
Peggy Sue-Buddy Holly
The Chapel of Love-The Dixie Cups
Wooly Bully-Sam the Sham
Dark As A Dungeon-Merle Travis
I Am A Pilgrim-Merle Travis
Uncle Pen-Bill Monroe
Battle of New Orleans-Johnny Horton
Truck Drivin' Man-Buck Owens
Take Me Back to Tulsa-Bob Wills
Rolly Polly-Bob Wills
Waltz Across Texas-Earnest Tubb
Big River-Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
Que Sera, Sera-Doris Day
The Joker-Steve Miller Band
Take the Money and Run-Steve Miller Band
Maggie May-Rod Stwart
Six Days on the Road-Dave Dudley
The Promised Land-The Band
A Boy Named Sue-Johnny Cash

What Have They Done to My Song

Intermediate
Help Me, Rhonda-Beach Boys
I Get Around-Beach Boys
Ramblin' Man-Allman Brothers
Knockin' On Heaven's Door-Bob Dylan
Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin'-Bob Dylan
Lay, Lady, Lay-Bob Dylan
It Ain't Me, Babe-Bob Dylan
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
Honky-Tonk Women-Rolling Stones
Love in Vain-Rolling Stones
Wild Horses-Rolling Stones
Annie's Song - John Denver
Dock of the Bay-Otis Reading
Uncle John's Band-Grateful Dead
Ripple-Grateful Dead
The Circle Game -Joni Mitchell
A Hard Day's Night-Beatles
Hide Your Love Away-Beatles
I Will-Beatles
I'll Cry Instead-Beatles
I'm A Loser-Beatles
In My Life-Beatles
I've Just Seen a Face-Beatles
She Loves You-Beatles
Two Of Us-Beatles
Yellow Submarine-Beatles
Crocodile Rock-Elton John
Rocket Man-Elton John
Old Man-Neil Young
Sugar Mountain-Neil Young
Lodi-CCR
Desperado-Eagles
Lyin' Eyes-Eagles
Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
When I'm 64-Beatles
I Want To Hold Your Hand-Beatles
Danny Boy-Traditional
The Wild Rover-The Dubliners
Daydream Believer-Monkees
Darling Be Home Soon-Lovin' Spoonful
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind-Lovin' Spoonful
Suzanne-Leonard Cohen
The Town I Loved So Well-The Dubliners
For Lovin' Me-Gordon Lightfoot
No Expectations-Rolling Stones
W.S. Walcott Medicine Show-The Band
Dedicated to the One I Love-Mamas and Papas
One Fine Day-The Chiffons
It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Song)-Betty Everett
Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
American Pie-Don MacLean
Homeward Bound-Simon and Garfunkel
I Am a Rock-Simon and Garfunkel
Glendale Train-New Riders of the Purple Sage
Oh, Susanna-Stephen Foster
My Old Kentucky Home-Stephen Foster
Black Velvet Band-Traditional
Up On The Roof-Carole King
The Shanty Song-Jonathan Edwards
How Sweet It Is-James Taylor
Samson and Delilah-Grateful Dead
Come All Ye Fair and Tender Maidens-Traditional
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
That's Life-Frank Sinatra
Night Moves-Bob Seger
Gentle On My Mind-Glenn Cambell
Shame On The Moon-Bob Seger
Mama Told Me Not To Come -Randy Newman
Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe
If You Could Read My Mind-Gordon Lightfoot
Good Morning Starshine-James Rado

Advanced
Friend of the Devil-Grateful Dead
A Day in the Life-Beatles
Blackbird-Beatles
Here, There, and Everywhere-Beatles
Yesterday-Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever
Your Song-Elton John
Sunday Will Never Be the Same-Spanky and Our Gang
Green Tambourine-Lemon Pipers
America the Beautiful-Ray Charles
Because I Love You-Dave Clark 5

Key of Gm-
I Shot the Sheriff-Bob Marley
You Don't Own Me -Leslie Gore
Money for Nothing-Dire Straights
Roxanne-The Police
Wichita Lineman-Glenn Campbell

The "Remote" Keys (F#, Ab, Bb, Db, & Eb)-
Never My Love-The Association 
Somebody to Love-Jefferson Airplane
Layla-Eric Clapton
Good Vibrations-Beach Boys
Fun, Fun, Fun-Beach Boys
Sloop John B.-Beach Boys
People Get Ready-Curtis Mayfield
My Cherie Amour-Stevie Wonder
Maybe I'm Amazed-Paul McCartney
San Antonio Rose-Bob Wills
Monday, Monday-Mamas and Papas
Words of Love-Mama and Papas
Incense and Peppermints-Strawberry Alarm Clock
On Broadway-The Drifters
Everyone's Gone to the Moon-Jonathan King
The Israelites-Desmond Dekker
One Love - Bob Marley
Happy Together-Turtles
You Made Me So Very Happy-B, S, & T
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena-Jan & Dean
Woman-John Lennon
Draggin the Line -Tommy James
Surfin' Safari-Beach Boys
You're The One-The Vogues
Cracklin' Rosie-Neil Diamond
Red Rubber Ball-The Cyrcle

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