Into The Purple Valley

1.How Can You Keep on Moving (Unless You Migrate Too)
2.Billy the Kid

3.Money Honey

4.F.D.R. in Trinidad

5.Teardrops Will Fall

6.Denomination Blues

7.On a Monday

8.Hey Porter

9.Great Dream From Heaven (instrumental)

10.Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All

11.Vigilante Man

HOW CAN YOU KEEP ON MOVING (UNLESS YOU MIGRATE TOO)
(Agnes Cunningham)
(C) - (F) - (G)

(C) How can you keep on moving un (F) less you migrate (C) too
They tell ya to keep on moving but (G) migrate, you must not do

The (C) only reason for moving and the (F) reason why I (C) roam

To move to a new lo (G) cation and find myself a (C) home

I can't go back to the homestead, the shack no longer stands
They said I was uneeded, had no claim to the land

They said, "Come on, get moving, it's the only thing for you"

But how can you keep moving unless you migrate too

Now if you pitch your little tent along the broad highway
The Board of Sanitation says, "Sorry, you can't stay"

Come on, come on, get moving it's their everlasting cry

Can't stay, can't go back, can't migrate, so where the hell am I

How can you keep on moving unless you migrate too
They tell ya to keep on moving but migrate, you must not do

The only reason for moving and the reason why I roam

To move to a new location and find myself a home

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BILLY THE KID
(Traditional, arranged by Ry Cooder)
(G) - (D)

(G) I'll sing you a true song of (D) Billy the (G) Kid
I'll (D) sing the record of (G) deeds that he did

Way out in New Mexico a long time (D) ago

When a (G) man's only friend was his (D) own forty- (G) four

Now when Billy the Kid was a very young lad
In old Silver City he went to the bad

Way out west with a knife in his hand

At the age of twelve years he killed his first man

Fair Mexican maidens play guitars and sing
Songs about Billy their boy bandit king

Before this young manhood reached its sad end

He'd a notch on his pistol for twenty one men

It was on one black night that poor Billy died
He said to his friends, "I'm not satisfied

There's twenty one men that I've put bullets through

And sheriff Pat Garrett's gonna make twenty-two"

Well, this is how Billy the Kid met his fate
A big moon was shining and the hour was late

Shot down by Pat Garrett, Silver City's best friend

The poor outlaw's life have reached its sad end

MONEY HONEY
(Jesse Stone)
(A) - (D) - (E)  Capo on 1

(A) Well, the landlord rang my frontdoor bell
(E) I let it rang for a long, long spell

(D) Went to the window, peeped through the blind

(E) Asked him to tell me what was on his mind

He said, (A) "Money honey, (D) money honey, (A) money honey

(E) If you wanna stay here with (A) me"

I was clean and screened and so hard pressed
I called the woman that I loved the best

Finally found my baby 'bout a quarter to three

She said, "I'd like to know what you want with me"

And I said, "Money honey, money honey, money honey

If you wanna get along with me"

Well, she screamed and said
"What's wrong with you, from this day forth

Our romance is through"

I said, "Tell me baby, face to face

How could another man take my place ?"

She said, ""Money honey, money honey, money honey

If you wanna get along with me"

I've learned a lesson and now I know
Sun may shine, wind may blow

Women may come and women may go

But before I tell 'em that I love 'em so

I want "Money honey, money honey, money honey

If you wanna get along with me"

F.D.R. IN TRINIDAD
(Fitz MacLean)
(C) - (G) - (Am)  Capo on 2

(C) When Roosevelt came to the land of the (G) hummingbird  shouts of welcome were (C) heard
Roosevelt came to the land of the (G) hummingbird shouts of welcome were (C) heard

His visit to their (Am) island is bound to be an epoch in (G) local (C) history

Definitely (Am) marking the new e (G) ra, keeping Trinidad in Ameri (C) ca

For this great man jubilation, was evinced by the entire population
Friendship for the U.S.A. was shown and from his house to  stars and the stripes were flown

For the state to open the gate to the president of these United States

In fact everybody was glad to welcome Roosevelt to Trinidad

We are privileged to see the democratic president of the great republic
With his charming and genial personality and his wonderful urbanity

We were struck by his modest style and we were intrigued by the famous Roosevelt smile

No wonder why everybody was glad to welcome Roosevelt to Trinidad

Now we understand that the president has just been on a visit to Brazil and the Argentine
Mr. Cordell Hull in attendance they took part in a peace conference

To stop war  and atrocity and make the world safe for democracy

The greatest event in the century in the interest of suffering humanity

Tuning: Drop-D
Melody line by B. Bubba
Guitar intro & mandolin break by Tom Deakin

TEARDROPS WILL FALL
(Dickey Doo-Marion Smith)
(E) - (A) - (B7)

(E) I read your letter and (A) tears filled my (E) eyes
All of your promises fading, was (B7) nothing but (E) lies

So I turned your photograph over, (A) face to the (E) wall

And when I (A) dim the (E) lights in my (A) room (E) tonight

(B7) Teardrops will (E) fall

(E) Teardrops will fall tonight
(A) Tears I can't (E) hide

Tears that I tried to keep

(B7) Deep down inside

(E) Tears fall, a love that's gone

(A) Beyond re (E) call

And when I (A) dim the (E) lights in my (A) room to (E) night

(B7) Teardrops will (E) fall

I'm gonna pray tonight, baby
Hoping you will hear

Maybe you'll right the wrong, now

And dry each tear

I'll sit alone tonight hoping you will call

And when I dim the lights in my room tonight

Teardrops will fall

DENOMINATION BLUES
(Washington Phillips)
(G) - (C) - (D)

(G) I wanna tell you people it's a nat'ral fact
Ev'ry man don't understand 'bout the life

And that's (C) all, I tell you that's (G) all

'Cause you better have (D) Jesus

I tell you that's (G) all

Well, the denominations have the right to fight
They ought go on and treat each other right

And that's all, I tell you that's all

'Cause you better have Jesus

I tell you that's all

It's right to stand together, wrong to stand apart
When none will enter heaven but the pure at heart

And that's all, I'll tell you that's all

'Cause you better have Jesus

I'll tell you that's all

Well, the primitive Baptists they believe
That you can't go to heaven 'less you wash your feet

And that's all, I'll tell you that's all

'Cause you better have Jesus

I tell you that's all

Well, the African Methodists, they believe the same
'Cause they know demonination ain't a thing but a name

And that's all, I'll tell you that's all

'Cause you better have Jesus

I tell you that's all

Well, people that jump from church to church
You can bet their conversion don't amount too much

And that's all, I'll tell you that's all

'Cause you better have Jesus

I tell you that's all

Well, you can to your college, you can go to your school
But if you ain't got Jesus, you'se (you are) an educated fool

And that's all, I'll tell you that's all

'Cause you better have Jesus

I tell you that's all

ON A MONDAY
(Huddie Ledbetter)
(D) - (A) - (C) - (E)

(D) On a Monday, I was ar (A) rested
On a Tuesday, I was locked up in (D) jail

On a Wednesday, my trial was at (A) tested

On a Thursday, nobody would go my (D) bail

(D) Al (C) most (A) done, I'm almost (E) done, (D) al (C) most (A) done

And I ain't gonna bring them yellow women no (D) pail

Take these stripes, stripes from around my shoulder
Take these chains, these chains from around my legs

Lord, these stripes, it sure don't worry me

But these chains, these chain's gonna kill me dead

Yes, I'm almost done, almost done, almost done
And I ain't gonna bring them yellow women no pail

On Friday, my baby went a-walking
On a Saturday, she locked me outa the door

On a Sunday, we were sitting down a-talking

On a Monday, she pawned all of my clothes

HEY PORTER
(Johnny Cash)
(G) - (C) - (A) - (D)

(G) Hey, Porter, Hey Porter! Would you tell me the (C) time?
(G) How much longer will it be 'till we cross that (A) Mason Dixon Line? (D)
(G)At daylight would you tell the engineer to slow it (C) down;
(G)Or better still, just stop the train 'cause I (D) wanna look a (G) round.

Hey, Porter! Hey Porter! What time did you say ?
How much longer will it be 'till I can see the light of day ?
When we hit Dixie would ya tell the engineer to ring his bell;
And tell everybody that ain't asleep to stand right up and yell.

Hey, Porter! Hey, Porter! Please, go on and get my bags for me,
I don't need nobody to tell me now that I'm in Tennessee.
We're not so far from home, you know, and it's a-getting light outside
This old train is a-puffin' smoke and I have to strain in my eyes

Hey Porter! Hey Porter! Please open up the door.
When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first 'cause I can't wait no more.
Tell the engineer I say, "Thanks a lot. And I didn't mind the fare.
I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil, I'm gonna breathe the Southern air."

GREAT DREAM FROM HEAVEN
(Joseph Spence)

Instrumental

TAXES ON THE FARMER FEEDS US ALL
(Traditional, adapted by Ry Cooder)
(D) - (A) - (E)

(A) We worked through Spring and Winter, through (D) Summer and through (A) Fall
But the mortgage worked the hardest and the (E) steadiest of us all

It (A) worked on nights and Sundays, it (D) worked each holiday

(E) Settled down among us and it never went (A) away

The farmer comes to town with his wagon broken down
The farmer is the man who feeds us all

If you only look and see I know you will agree

That the farmer is the man who feeds us all

(A) The farmer is the man, the farmer is the man
He buys on his credit until (E) Fall

Then they (A) take him by the hand

And they (D) lead him from his land

And the (E) merchant is the man who gets it (A) all

The farmer is the man, the farmer is the man
He lives on his credit until Fall

With the interest rates so high

It's a wonder he don't die

But the taxes on the farmer feeds us all

Well, the banker says he's broke and the merchant stops and smoke
But they forget that it's the farmer that feeds them all

It would put them to the test if the farmer took a rest

And they'd know that it's the farmer that feeds them all

The farmer is the man, the farmer is the man
Lives on his credit until Fall

Well, his pants are wearing thin

His condition, it's a sin

'Cause the taxes on the farmer feeds us all

VIGILANTE MAN
(Woody Guthrie)
(E) - (A) - (B7)   Capo on 1

(E) Have you seen that (A) vigilante (E) man ?
(A) Have you (E) seen that (A) vigilante (E) man ?

(A) Have you (E) seen that (A) vigilante (E) man ?

I've been hearin' his (B7) name all over the (E) land.

Rainy nights down in the engine house,
Sleepin' just as still as a mouse,

A man came along and he chased us out in the rain.

Was that a vigilante man ?

Well, I rambled around from town to town,
Now, I rambled around from town to town,

And they herded us around like a wild herd of cattle.

Was that the vigilante man ?

Well, why does a vigilante man ?
Tell me why does a vigilante man ?

Carry that sawed-off shot-gun in his hand ?

Would he shoot his brother and sister down ?

Have you seen that vigilante man ?
Have you seen that vigilante man ?

Have you seen that vigilante man ?

I've been hearin' his name all over the land.

See Ry play it:

 

Ry's original tuning!? (Not checked yet.)

01. How Can You Keep on Moving: OPEN G (capo 5)
02. Billy the Kid: OPEN G
03. Money Honey: OPEN G (capo 3)

04. F.D.R. in Trinidad: drop D

05. Teardrops Will Fall: OPEN G (capo 2)

06. Denomination Blues: OPEN G 6 chord C

07. On a Monday: backing / drop D, sliding / OPEN D
08. Hey Porter

09. Great Dream From Heaven (instrumental): drop D

10. Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All: OPEN G (capo 2)
11. Vigilante Man: OPEN D (capo 3)