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red = chord melody arrangements
teal = series or more than one version
orange = beginners

ROCK, POP, COUNTRY, BLUES etc.

songs for guitar: a compilation of folk songs for beginners to intermediate.

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across the universe  key D iReal Pro chart. chords only. no lyrics. no melody.

alice’s restaurant: chords and lyrics only, no tab

alice’s restaurant tab: tab fingerstyle. Travis picking more or less.

all you have to do is dream  key C iReal Pro chart. no lyrics. no melody.

all along the watchtower: jimi hendrix tab

all my lovin: solo

amazing grace: key C tab and chords.

amazing grace: key G chords and lyrics.

amazing grace: beginner

apache: chords

ashokan farewell: tab, solo guitar arr. drop D 2 octaves, 2 pages

auld lang syne: key C tab and chords.

aura lee: key C tab and chords.

aura lee: chord melody

aura lee: beginner level 1

aura lee: beginner level 2

B

baby please don’t go: beginner

backed to birmingham

behind blue eyes: chords and lyrics. the who.

basin street blues

beginnings: by Chicago. chords and lyrics.

beware of darkness

big bad road: lonnie johnson tab

birthday song: beginner

blackberry blossom: tab with variations I created on my Test Of Time recording in 2005.

blackbird: tab easier version.

blackbird. tab with lyrics. authenic version.

black magic woman

blue christmas

blue eyes crying in the rain

blues 1: acoustic country blues.

blues 2

blues 3

blues country: open tunings

boil them cabbage

breaking up is hard to do: chords and lyrics. slow blues version by neil sadaka

bring It on home to me:  key C iReal Pro chart

bring it on home to me:  key G iReal Pro chart

brown eyed girl:  key G iReal Pro chart

boxer: chords

boxer

brain damage  key D iReal Pro chart

bus stop

C

Wrapped up in some powdered wool- guess I’m losing touch. (1)

california dreaming

california dreaming capo5

comfortably numb  key Bm iReal Pro chart

cancion del mariach: chords and lyrics. from the movie Desperado. Los Lobos.

canon: low G

can’t buy me love

can’t help falling in love  key C iReal Pro chart

can’t help falling in love: intermediate chord melody.

can’t help falling in love: elvis, chord melody

can’t help falling in love: easy chords and lyrics

can’t you see?: marshall tucker tab, details)*

color my world: chord diagrams. great finger stretching exercise.

color my world: i Real B chord chart only.

come together

crazy

creeque alley

cuatro piezas

cuckoo cocoon: fro the Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

D

dark eyes: melody and chords. no lyrics or chord diagrams. Django classic.

day tripper: tab, chords, lyrics, lead, details *

dear prudence

deep river blues: tab

desperado: chord melody

do re me song

don’t dream it’s over: crowded house.  chord chart only.

don’t fence me in

don’t let it bring you down

dream a little dream of me: chord melody

E

eight days a week

estudio: tab

europa: chords only. Carlos Santana   album.

every time you go away: key of D

every time you go away: key of F

F

fathers day song

fistful of dollars

folsom prison blues: chords and lyrics. Johnny Cash.

freight train: best version. travis picking tab and chords.

freight train: tab

freight train: chet version

friend like me: lead sheet from the movie alladin.

friends: led zepplin tab

from me to you

funiculi funicula

funiculi funicula: mandolin melody with notes and tabs. chords but no diagrams.

G

ghost riders in the sky: key Am tab and chords.

ghost riders in the sky: key Am chords and lyrics.

green leaves summer

green onions: beginner

green river: tab, details, lyrics

green river: easier to read, chords, lyrics, tab riff

greensleeves: key Am tab and chords.

greensleeves: arnie berle chord melody

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hawaii 50

hard times killing floor: from  oh brother where art thou? open Dm tuning, tab, details

havah nagila

henry: tab intro to maggie may. the Rod Stewart classic

hey, good lookin’: hank williams, easy chords and lyrics

hey good lookin: chords and lyrics easy more details.

home and the heartland: from riverdance. beginners. melody only.

home and the heartland: from riverdance. chord melody in the low register.

home and the heartland: high register.

homeward bound: Solo guitar arrangement tab. no lyrics.

horizon: genesis, foxtrot, tab *

hot rod lincoln: tab 

hotel california: chords and lyrics only.

hotel california: acoustic version. autentic tab and details.

hotel california: EXTERNAL LINK tab electric version.

house of the rising sun: key Am chords and lyrics.

house of the rising sun: beginner chords and melody

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i can help: chords and lyrics.

i feel fine

i fought the law

i know a little: better scan

I know a little

i walk the line: key C chords and lyrics.

i walk the line: key G chords and lyrics.

i walk line: chords and lyrics.

if i needed someone: key of G. chord chart only.

if i needed someone: Key of A, The Beatles key. lyrics and chords for 2nd guitar. no capo. no diagrams. no melody.

i’ll be back

if i fell: chord  melody arrangement by brian turner

if you don’t know me by now: key of B

if you don’t know me by now: key of Bb

if you don’t know me by now: key of C

i’m a believer

in my life

in the summertime: lyrics only

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Jambalaya: chords and lyrics in 5 keys: C, G D, A, and E. Hank Williams 1952.

jimi hendrix: electric ladyland*

john ryan’s polka: tab, chords, and notation.

johnny b. goode: chords and lyrics. Chuck Berry 1958.

just dropped in: by Mickey Newbury

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key to the highway: drop D

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la bamba: lyrics only

la bamba: tab intro, chords, and rhythm.

la bamba: authentic. all details.

la grange

la paloma chord melody

lady madonna: chords and lyrics to The Beatles classic.

landslide

layla

lazing on a sunny afternoon

like a rolling stone

like a rolling stone:  key C iReal Pro chart

like a rolling stone: beginner by bob dylan

little sister: lyrics and chords only. Elvis hit.

little wing: srv version

looking out my back door: ccr

long cool woman with a black dress: the hollies tab *

the lonely bull: chord, herb albert and the tijuana brass 1962.

love me tender: key G chords and lyrics.

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make it with you

maleguenia

maxwells silver hammer

may this be love (waterfall): chords and lyrics 1967, The Jim Hendrix Experience. from the album Are You Experienced?

mean mr. mustard abbey road medley

melissa

memphis: chords and lyrics

michelle: beatles

michelle: solo

midnight special: chords and lyrics. Ledbelly and CCR classic.

mood for a day: tab

mr. record man

mr. tambourine man: lyrics and chords no diagrams.

munsters theme: key Am tab and chords.

mystery train: Elvis classic, chords and lyrics.

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na na, hey hey, kiss him goodbye

navajo trail

nonesuch

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octopus’s garden: chords and lyrics.

oh darling: chords and lyrics only. no melody no tab.

old chunk of coal: intermediate chord melody. tab, chords, and notation. travis picking advanced.

old joe clark: a series of lessons for learning Old Joe Clark on guitar.

on sunny side street: tab chord melody only.

only you: key of E

only you: key of Eb

orange blossom special

over the rainbow: chord melody key of G

over the rainbow (easy in C)

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perfect day: by lou reed

pipeline

poncho and lefty

pretty paper

pretty woman

proud mary: chords and lyrics only. band chart.

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ray’s favorite: celtic tune

red house: jimi hendrix tab

red wing: key G chords and lyrics.

red wing: key G tab and chords.

remember me

return to pooh corner: chords, piano arr, lyrics

right string baby but the wrong yo-yo: chords and lyrics only. band chart. 

robert johnson 1

robert johnson 2

rocky mountain high: John Denver, tab in drop d

rocky top: ukulele

romance, romanza: spanish classical

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san antone rose: chords and lyrics in D and Ab like Bob Wills.

san antone rose: lyrics and chords, key of G.

san antone rose: key of D and Ab just like Bob Wills. chords and lyrics.

scarborough fair: key Am chords and lyrics

secret agent man

seis mapeye: puerto rican folk song

silver wings: chords, lyrics, and melody for guitar.

sitting on a dock dock of the bay

sitting on the dock of the bay:  key G iReal Pro chart

sixteen tons: chords only

sleepwalk

sleepwalk: chords, key C.

sloop john b: chords and lyrics only. band chart. key G.

smile

something

something:  key C iReal Pro chart

soul finger: chords, BarKays 1967.

sounds of silence

space oddity

spanish harlem: lyrics only

spooky: lead tab only.

spooky: chords only.

stand by me: chords and lyrics only. band chart. capo 2 for original Ben E. King key of A.

stand by me  key G iReal Pro chart

stand by me  key C iReal Pro chart

steel guitar rag: chords, key G.

still you turn me on: authentic tab.

still you turn me on: chords and lyrics only.

stormy: chords on lyrics only.

stormy: tab chord melody only.

stormy weather: tab, chords

stormy weather

strawberry fields forever

stray cat strut: authentic version.

the story in your eyes: chords and lyrics. The Moody Blues. 1967.

stuck in the middle with you: chords and lyrics only. stealers wheel.

sultans of swing: chords and lyrics only

sultans of swing

summer breeze

summer in the city

summer rain

sunny

surfer girl by The Beach Boys. Accompaniment chords with chord diagrams. Chord melody arrangement for solo guitar in tab. Five pdf pages total.

surfer girl: chord melody

suzy q: ccr, tab, melody, lead solo, no lyrics*

sweet baby james

sweet pea

swingin: chords and lyrics. 1983 county classic by John Anderson

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telstar: The Tornados 1962. chords.

tennessee flattop box: tab for lead , chords, and lyrics.

tequila

that’s all right, mama: Elvis classic, chords and lyrics.

those were days: lyrics and chords in the key of F#m, the original key for Mary Hopkins (1968).

thunder road

time in a bottle bottle: intro

time in a bottle: tab

times they are changing

tocatta and fugue

traces

U

unchained melody: chords and lyrics, easy

unchained melody

unchained melody:  key C iReal Pro chart

under the double eagle: page 1

under the double eagle: page 2

V

ventura highway

W

wagon wheel

walk don’t run: authentic version.

what’s a  matter with the mill: chords

when a man loves a woman: chords and lyrics

whiter shade of pale: chord and lyrics. Procol Harem.

wildwood flower: level 1

wild wood: level 2

wildwood flower: key C chords and lyrics.

wildwood flower: key G chords and lyrics.

wild world

wind cries mary: chords and lyrics

wind cries mary: tab authentic version.

wish you were here: easy chords and lyrics. no tab

wish you were here: tab pdf and lyrics

with a little help from my friends

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Y

yankee doodle dixie

yesterday

yesterday: chord melody

you belong to me: Chord melody in G and details.

you’re so vain: chords, lyrics only

you’ve got a friend

you’ve got a friend

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Songs That Sound Great On Guitar By Brian Turner

Beginner and Intermediate

 

SWING and JAZZ

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ace in the hole:  lyrics with chords. chord chart with measures. guitar chord diagrams. no tab or notation melody.

after you’ve gone: one page. chord chart with measures. no lyrics, tab, or notation.

after you’ve gone: three pages in the key of Bb. chords and measures. chord diagrams. no melody notes or tab.

after_you’ve_gone, all: seven pages. melody notes and tab in octaves. chord diagrams. variety of chord voicings.

after you’ve gone 3: two pages. CHORD MELODY. tab, notation, and chord diagrams.

after you’ve gone 1,2,3: three pages. starts simple in the first postion using tab or notation. chord diagrams. higher octave. ending with CHORD MELODY. this is one of my favorite.

after you’ve gone 2: high octave melody in tab or notation with chord diagrams.

after you’ve gone: real book chord charts

key G: my favorite key

key  Eb

key C

key Bb

after you’ve gone: django, a good lead sheet from the fake book in the key of G.

a good man is hard to find:  chord chart only. no lyrics or melody.

aint_misbehaving: a systematic approach to learning the song as a solo CHORD MELODY in the key of G. tabs and chord diagrams.

ain’t misbehaving django, a good lead sheet from the fake book.

aint misbehaving: uke

ain’t she sweet: two pages. lyrics with chords and measures. no tab or notation melody.

alabama jubilee: one page. chords and measures only. no lyrics, tab, or notation melody.

all of me: eight pages. chord diagrams. tab and notation of melody. CHORD MELODY. a lot of details.

all of me: three pages. fake book lead sheet. chord diagrams of subs and extensions I use to spruce it up. great chord study similar to Micky Baker chords.

all of me complete: a systematic approach to learn the CHORD MELODY. tabs and notation of the melody.

angelina: by Tommy Emmanuel, tab and notation solo guitar arrangement. authentic.

autumn leaves 1:  the ‘head’ or lead sheet. the melody in tab, notation, chords with diagrams, and the lyrics. tip: always learn the head first. this means learning the melody, the lyrics, and the chords.

autumn leaves 2:  chord melody lower register.

autumn leaves 3:  chord melody higher register.

autumn leaves : key Am iReal Pro chart

avalon: django

B

basin street blues: one page. a basic fake book lead sheet only.

beaumont rag: chords and measures only.

beyond the sea: django

beyond the sea: melody and chords. no diagrams. no tab. django classic.

big time woman Bb: one page. chords and lyrics only.

big bad bill: five pages. lyrics with chords and CHORD MELODY. key F.

bill bailey: chord chart only.

bill bailey:  key C iReal Pro chart

black orpheus: chord melody tab and chord diagrams. chords and measures only. no melody or diagrams.

black orpheus

blue moon: chords, measures, and chord diagrams. no melody.

blue moon:  key G iReal Pro chart

blue moon:  key C iReal Pro chart

blue room: key F iReal Pro chart

blue room: key Bb iReal Pro chart

blue room

blue skies: one page. chords and measures only.

blue skies:  key Am iReal Pro chart

blue skies:  key Em iReal Pro chart

blue skies: django

blues for dixie: one page. chords and lyrics only.

blues in minor: one of my favorite  django tunes.

body and soul: django

bring it on down to my house: one page. chords and measures only, no lyrics..

bring it on down to my house: chords and lyrics to the Bob Wills classic.

bye bye blues: key C iReal Pro chart

bye bye blues: key G iReal Pro chart

bye bye blues: one page. chords and measures only.

C

call me: melody and chords.

call me: key C iReal Pro chart

caravan: lead sheet. one in C and one in E.

caravan: django

charleston: django

charleston: key Bb iReal Pro chart

charleston: key G iReal Pro chart

charleston: key C iReal Pro chart

come rain or come shine: key F iReal Pro chart

come rain or come shine: key Bb iReal Pro chart

cry me a river: key Cm iReal Pro chart

cry me a river: key Gm iReal Pro chart

D

dark eyes: django

dindi: key Eb iReal Pro chart

dindi: key Bb iReal Pro chart

djangology

djangology: fake book lead sheet. chords and notation of melody.

don’t get around much anymore: chords and lyrics.

don’t get around much any more: key C iReal Pro chart

don’t get around much any more: one page. fake book sheet. chords, measures, notation melody.

dream a little dream of me: iReal Pro chart. key C.

E

F

five foot two C: one page. chords, and measures only

five foot two, eyes of blue: two pages. CHORD MELODY, tab.

Variations of Fly Me To The Moon
a systematic way to learn the song from the beginner level to advanced.

fly me to the moon: part 1: one page. lead sheet. chords and melody. no tab.

fly me to the moon: part 2: two pages. melody in the first position using tab only.

fly me to the moon: part 3: two pages. the same melody in the 1st position but harmonized creating chord melody. tab only.

fly me to the moon: part 4: four pages. the same melody an octave higher and in the 5th position. tab only.

fly me to the moon: part 5: two pages. chord diagrams only. barre chords preparing us for the full blown jazz chord melody. no more kid stuff!

fly me to the moon: part 6: four pages. full blown chord melody. advanced. tab and chord diagrams.

fly me to the moon: part 7:two pages. more chord voicings for more chord melody. chord diagrams only.

fly me to the moon: part 8: four pages. full blown CHORD MELODY with some different voicings. advanced. tab and chord diagrams.

fly me to the moon: part 9: one page. modes for improvising over the change of fly me to the moon.

G

georgia on my mind: chord melody

georgia on my mind: key F iReal Pro chart

georgia on my mind: key Bb iReal Pro chart

girl from ipanema:  lead sheet fake book only.

girl from ipanema: chord melody in tab and chord diagrams.

give me the simple life: key F iReal Pro chart

give me the simple life: key Bb iReal Pro chart

goody goody: lyrics, chords, chord diagrams.

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honey suckle: advanced chords.

honey suckle high melody: tab, notation, intermediate chords.

honey suckle low melody: tab, notation, intermediate chords.

honey suckle rose: key of F chords.

honey pie: chords, chord melody, tab. no lyrics.

honey pie

honey pie: key of F (Beatles do it in G) chord chart only. no lyrics, melody etc.

how high the moon: key G iReal Pro chart

how high the moon: key C iReal Pro chart

how high the moon

I

i ain’t got nobody: chords and lyrics

i can’t give you anything but love: chords

i can’t give you anything but love: key F iReal Pro chart

i can’t give you anything but love: key G iReal Pro chart

i can’t give you anything but love: key C iReal Pro chart

i can’t give you anything but love: django

if i only had a brain: django

i’ll see you in my dreams: sweet and low down version chords and tab

i’ll see you in my dreams: key Bb iReal Pro chart

i’ll see you in my dreams: key Eb iReal Pro chart

i’ll see you in my dreams: page 1 django

I’ll see you… p 2

i’ll see you… p 3

I’ll see you… p 4

i’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter: key of C, lyrics, chords, chord diagrams, CHORD MELODY, tab.

in a mellow mood

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing: django

it don’t mean a thing: key Gm, fake book sheet.

it don’t mean a thing:  key Gm iReal Pro chart

it don’t mean a thing:  key Cm iReal Pro chart

it had to be you: lyrics, chords, measures.

It had to be you: django

it’s a sin to tell a lie: one page. lyrics, chords.

it’s a sin to tell a lie

i’ve got rhythm: chords and lyrics only. key C. band chart.

i’ve got rhythm: level 1 beginner. basic barre chords. for example: C not C maj 7.

i’ve got rhythm: key C, level 2. uses 7ths.

i’ve got rhythm: Key F. level 2. uses 7ths.

i’ve got rhythm: key Bb. level 2 also.

i’ve got rhythm: key F level 2 and more voicings of the chords with analysis.

i’ve got rhythm: level 2 with more voicings starting in the 8th position.

i’ve got rhythm: key Bb iReal Pro chart

i’ve got rhythm: key F iReal Pro chart

i’ve got the world on a string: key F iReal Pro chart

i’ve got the world on a string: key Bb iReal Pro chart

i’ve heard that song before : lyrics, chords.

i’ve heard that song before: chords and lyrics, key C.

J

just a gigolo: lyrics, chords.

K

L

la vie en rose: django

lady be good: django

lady be good: fake book lead sheet. no melody.

let’s call the whole thing off: best chart, chords and lyrics, key of G.

let’s call the whole thing off: key of_G, chords, lyrics. a rough chord chart.

let’s call the whole thing off: key G iReal Pro chart

let’s call the whole thing off: key C iReal Pro chart

lime house blues: lead sheet fake book. chords, measures, melody. no tab.

lime house blues: django

lime house blues: django

long ago and far away

M

making whoopee: key G iReal Pro chart

making whoopee: key C iReal Pro chart

man i love: django

man i love: melody and chords. django classic.

mercy, mercy, mercy: chords. Cannon Ball Adderly.

minor swing: lead sheet fake book. chords, measures, melody. no tab.

minor swing: django

minor swing: django

misty: key of G

misty: chord melody key of Eb

misty:  key Eb iReal Pro chart

misty:  key Bb iReal Pro chart

misty

moonlight In vermont: key Eb iReal Pro chart

mr. sandman: django

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new york state of mind

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on the sunny side of the street: chord, lyrics, and melody

on the sunny side of the street:  key C iReal Pro chart

on the sunny side of the street:  key G iReal Pro chart

on the sunny side of the street: key of C, chords, lyrics, melody. no tab

oriental shuffle: django

over the rainbow: django

over the rainbow, swing : chords

P

perfidia: chord melody. key G

perfidia: chords, and chord melody

please don’t talk about me when i’m gone: chords, measures, no lyrics.

please don’t talk about me when I’m gone: chords and lyrics to the Bob Wills classic.

puttin on the ritz: chords, measures.

puttin’ on the ritz: key Bm iReal Pro chart

puttin’ on the ritz: key Fm iReal Pro chart

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R

red hot moma: one page. chords, measures.

right or wrong: chords, measures, lyrics.

Right or wrong: chords and lyrics, classic western swing from 1921, see whit smith on youtube.

rose room: django

russian lullaby: django

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satin doll: chords

satin doll: key C iReal Pro chart

satin doll: key G iReal Pro chart

satin doll. real book chart. key C.

scotch and soda: lyrics, chords.

shine: key of Eb. lyrics, chords.

shine on harvest moon: key of G two pages. lyrics, chords.

sitting on top world: key of G, chords, measures.

smile: chords key E.

smile: django

st. james infirmary: key Am iReal Pro chart

st. james infirmary: key Dm iReal Pro chart

st. james infirmary: chord melody

st. james infirmary: fake book lead sheet. chords, melody in notation. no tab.

st. louis blues: one page. chords, measures.

st lois blues: chords and melody

star dust: key G iReal Pro chart

star dust: key C iReal Pro chart

stay a little longer: Eldon Shamlin syle, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys.

stay a little longer: chords and lyrics, key G, classic Bob Wills western swing.

stormy weather: lead sheet, chords, melody notation. no tab.

stormy weather: chord diagrams.

stormy weather: chords

stormy weather: chords

stormy weather:  key C iReal Pro chart

stormy weather:  key G iReal Pro chart

stranger on the shore:  piano sheet music. chords. chord diagrams.

straighten up fly right: chords, measures.

straighten up and fly right: lyrics and chords. key of G (Nat King Cole does it in Ab).

sweet georgia brown: key of G, chords, measures.

sweet georgia brown: chords, measures, melody in tab.

sweet georgia brown: key of F, tab, melody, chord diagrams, arpeggios for improvising.

sweet georgia brown: melody in second position, key F, tab, use with dix bruce trax)

sweet sue: chords, measures, melody notation, no tab.

sweet sue: django

sweet georgia brown: key F django

swing 42: django

swing 42: lead sheet. chords, measures, melody notation, no tab.

swing 42: chords

swinging over the rainbow: my version of… if Charlie Christian played over the rainbow.

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take five: key Gb iReal Pro chart

take 5

tea for two: django

tears: by django, chords.

tears: django

tenderly

tenderly: key Eb iReal Pro chart

that’s life: Frank Sinatra classic chords and lyrics. no melody.

they can’t take that away

third man theme: django

this masquerade: by leon russel chords and lyrics only

this masquerade: chords. variations of chord voicings.

this masquerade:  key Gm iReal Pro chart

this masquerade: fake book chart

this masquerade: key Cm iReal Pro chart

this masquerade: key of Fm. George Bensons key. melody and chords. real book version.

this masquerade: in Cm, no lyrics, all chords with diagrams, variations on the ii V (Cm7 to F7) interlude. a great chord study.

tico tico tico: django

till there was you: key F iReal Pro chart

till there was you: the lead guitar solo. awesome george harrison guitar playing.

till there was you: key of F (Beatles key). chords and lyrics.

two guitars: django

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until the real thing comes along: key of C

V

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wabash cannon ball

water melon man: Herbie Hancock 1962. chords.

wave

What a difference a day makes: lyrics and chords, key of F.

what a difference a day makes (made)

what a difference a day makes:  key of F

whispering: django

why don’t you do right?

why don’t you do right: key Dm iReal Pro chart

won’t you ride in my little red wagon

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Y

yesterday: intermediate chord melody.

you belong to me: key of A, chords and lyrics.

you belong to me: chord melody

you go to my head: key G iReal Pro chart

Z

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