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1. Mother May-I

[CHORUS]

C              Dm
Mother, may I? Tell me what to do
F                G      C        
Tell me where to go and who to sock it to
F             C           Am
Mother, may I open up the door
       G                  C
To the heart of the one I love?

[Verse 1]

C
If you may take another big step
F                     C
Closer to the one you love
C
Yes, you may take a giant step
    G                          C
And sing for joy and shout for love
F
May I hug her, and may I kiss her
    C                 Bm     A7
And miss her till she comes again?
      D7                         G
She's something more than just a friend
     Am                         G
I'll love her till the very end

[CHORUS]

C              Dm
Mother, may I? Tell me what to do
F                G      C        
Tell me where to go and who to sock it to
F             C           Am
Mother, may I open up the door
       G                  C
To the heart of the one I love?

[Verse 2]

C
If you may take another big step
    F                     C 
Get closer to the one you love
C
Yes, you may take a giant step
    G                     C
And sing it to the stars above
F
May I hug her, and may I squeeze her
    C                   Bm     A7
And please her till she comes again?
      D7                         G
She's something more than just a friend
         Am                        G
Oh, I'll love her till the very end

[Ending]

C              Dm
Mother, may I? Tell me what to do
F                G
Tell me where to go...


2. How did-I ever get so lucky

[Verse 1]

E
How did I ever get so lucky
                          F#m B7
To find a boy as sweet as you
   C#m             F#m
My lucky star must have been shining
       A                  B
And it led me straight to you
   B7
Oh oh oh

[CHORUS]

E              A      B7
How did I ever get so lucky?
E         A    B7     E
How did I ever get so lucky?

[Verse 2]

E
I have known a lot of others
                               F#m B7
And they would always treat me bad
C#m           F#m
But with you, it's so different
           A             B
'Cause you never make me sad
B7
Oh oh oh

[CHORUS]

E              A      B7
How did I ever get so lucky?
E         A    B7     E
How did I ever get so lucky?

[BRIDGE]

A
You don't play games
Am
Like all the other boys
   G#m
To keep me guessing is not your thing
F#m       A      B    E
I'm not a puppet on a string

[Verse 3]

E
How did I ever get so lucky
                          F#m B7
To find a boy as sweet as you
   C#m             F#m
My lucky star must have been shining
       A                  B
And it led me straight to you
   B7
Oh oh oh

[CHORUS]

E              A      B7
How did I ever get so lucky?
E         A    B7     E
How did I ever get so lucky?

3. Wait a minute for Country

[Verse 1]

F
Wait a minute for Country
C             F
before you go away
F
Wait a minute for Country,
C                   F
hear what he has to say
A#
Maybe he didn't mean what he did
F
Maybe the reasons are better hid, oh!
Wait a minute for Country,
C                F
let him have his day.

[Verse 2]

F
A second chance for Country
C             F
Would only be fair
F
A second chance for Country
C                      F
Would let him know you care
A#
Don't believe all that you always hear
F
All that you see may be sincere, oh!
Second chance for Country,
C                F
let him have his day.

[Bridge]

A#
There he comes walking down the street
F
Go halfway and then you meet,
G
shake his hand and understand
C
he's a good guy too, just like you

[Verse 3]

F
Wait a minute for Country
C             F
before you go away
F
Wait a minute for Country,
C                   F
hear what he has to say
A#                 
Maybe he didn't mean what he did
F
Maybe the reasons are better hid, oh!
Wait a minute for Country,
C                F
let him have his day.

[Coda]

F
Wait a minute for Country
C                F
let him have his day
F
Wait a minute for Country
C                F
let him have his day


4. My Group Has Too Many Cavities

[Intro]

A
Do doo doo, do doo doo doo do
Do doo doo, do doo doo doo do

[Verse 1]

A                                    E
Baby, I'm really feeling down in the dumps
Bm                                            A
My jaws are swollen and you'd think I got the mumps
                            A7                        D
My dentist looked at me and said "You're in the wrong group"
                  A                Bm              A
And now that he's through with me, we're living on soup

[Chorus]

             E
My group has too many cavities, too many cavities
A
My group
             E
My group has too many cavities, too many cavities
A
Where did we go wrong?
E                   F
Too many cavities, too many cavities

[Verse 2]

  A#                                                F
I brushed with the fluoridized brand of the leading paste
    Cm                                                         A#
And when I couldn't brush, I chewed the gum with the flavorful taste
A#                 A#7                  D#
Test after test is made, I failed every one
               A#               Cm          A#
I brushed, and brushed, but somehow I never won

[Chorus]

             F
My group has too many cavities, too many cavities
A#
My group
             F
My group has too many cavities, too many cavities
                A#
Where did we go wrong?
F                  F#
Too many cavities, too many cavities

[Ending]

            F#
Oh, oh, oh, too many cavities, too many cavities
B
My group


5. Alee alee oxen free

[Chorus]

A              E
Alee Alee Oxen Free,
E7              A
Come and run on home with me.
                      E
Just be nimble and be quick
E7                   D       A
We're gonna jump the candlestick.
                          E
Hold me close and hold me tight
E7             D       A
Ain't no bears out tonight
                          E,
Kick the can and run with me
E7             A
Alee Alee Oxen Free

[Verse 1]

A
Hey, little girl 
        E
staring down at me
E7
from your window 
A
can't you see
                E
it's gonna be a groovy day
E7                 D       A
Why don't you come out and play
NC
Ah-One-two-three-four
come around and round some more

[Chorus]

A              E
Alee Alee Oxen Free,
E7              A
Come and run on home with me.
                      E
Just be nimble and be quick
E7                   D       A
We're gonna jump the candlestick.
                          E
Hold me close and hold me tight
E7             D       A
Ain't no bears out tonight
                          E,
Kick the can and run with me
E7             A
Alee Alee Oxen Free

[Verse 2]

A
Hey, little girl, 
      E
don't be afraid
E7
this little game 
    A
for you it's made
                   E
It's gonna be just you and me
E7            A
no one in the world could see
N.C.
Ah-One-two-three-four
come around and round some more

[Chorus]

A              E
Alee Alee Oxen Free,
E7              A
Come and run on home with me.
                      E
Just be nimble and be quick
E7                   D       A
We're gonna jump the candlestick.
                          E
Hold me close and hold me tight
E7             D       A
Ain't no bears out tonight
                          E,
Kick the can and run with me
E7             A
Alee Alee Oxen Free

A#        F
Alee Alee Oxen Free,
F7              A#
Come and run on home with me.
                      F
Just be nimble and be quick
F7                   D#    A#
We're gonna jump the candlestick.
                          F
Hold me close and hold me tight
F7             D#      A#
Ain't no bears out tonight
                          F,
Kick the can and run with me
F7             A#
Alee Alee Oxen Free


6. Cattanooga cats theme

     A#        F
Jabbadah! Jabbadah!
     A#  F
Say Jabbadah!
     A#        F 
Jabbadah! Jabbadah!
         F
Say Jabbadah!

    F                    A#   F
The Cattanooga Cats dont ever purr
G                  C
They know how, but not what ferr
    A#                   G
The Cattanooga Cats dont go meow
C                C7
Wouldnt try, but they know how

A#          F
Doin' their thing
      A#        F
(Jabbadah! Jabbadah!)
        A#          F
They're doin' their thing
      A#        F
(Jabbadah! Jabbadah!)
      A#        F
Doin' their thing
      A#        F
(Jabbadah! Jabbadah!)
    F                   A#          F
The Cattanooga Cats are doin' their thing

A#          F
Doin' their thing
      A#        F
(Jabbadah! Jabbadah!)
        A#          F
They're doin' their thing
      A#        F
(Jabbadah! Jabbadah!)
      A#        F
Doin' their thing
      A#        F
(Jabbadah! Jabbadah!)
    F                   A#          F
The Cattanooga Cats are doin' their thing

     A#        F
Jabbadah! Jabbadah!
    A#   F
Say Jabbadah!
     A#        F
Jabbadah! Jabbadah!
    A#   F
Say Jabbadah!


7. Country Carnival

CHORUS:

A
Country carnival, and you and me
Bm                    D     E
Down towards Nashville, Tennessee
A
Cotton candy and a ferris wheel
          Bm                A
A country carnival is how I feel

I:

C                  Dm
It's almost on the riverbed (riverbed)
G                C
Kewpie dolls and sugarheads (sugarheads)
Em               Am
All the glitter, all the fun
Dm                G
All the smiles on everyone


CHORUS:

A
Country carnival, and you and me
Bm                    D     E
Down towards Nashville, Tennessee
A
Cotton candy and a ferris wheel
          Bm                A
A country carnival is how I feel

II:

C                  Dm
It's almost on the riverbed (riverbed)
G                C
Kewpie dolls and sugarheads (sugarheads)
Em               Am
All the glitter, all the fun
Dm                G
All the smiles on everyone

CHORUS:

A
Country carnival, and you and me
Bm                    D     E
Down towards Nashville, Tennessee
A
Cotton candy and a ferris wheel
          Bm                A
A country carnival is how I feel
A
Country carnival, and you and me
Bm                    D     E
Down towards Nashville, Tennessee
A
Cotton candy and a ferris wheel
          Bm                A
A country carnival is how I feel


7. Johnny Johnny jump up

CHORUS:

C                       G
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, where you gonna go?
G7                      C
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, don't you know?
F                   C
Little girl blue is waitin for you
                        F       G     C
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, whatcha gonna do?

I:

C
Little Jack Horner sat in a corner
G
Always in a hurry to find
G7
"What's it gonna be now? What's in it for me now?"
                           C
Everything good, but takes time

II:

C                       G
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, where you gonna go?
G7                      C
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, don't you know?
F                   C
Little girl blue is waitin for you
                        F       G     C
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, whatcha gonna do?

II:

C
Now, Simple Simon was a good pieman
G
But he had a problem one day
G7
Cooked too many, couldn't sell any
                         C
Then he had to give them away

CHORUS:

C                       G
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, where you gonna go?
G7                      C
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, don't you know?
F                   C
Little girl blue is waitin for you
                        F       G     C
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, whatcha gonna do?

III:

C
Then Henny Penny ran himself skinny
G
Yellin' that the sky might fall
G7
Everyone knew now, that wasn't true, now
                             C
But that didn't save them at all

CHORUS(fading):

D                       A
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, where you gonna go?
A7                      D
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, don't you know?
G                   D
Little girl blue is waitin for you
                        G       A     D
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, whatcha gonna do?
D                       A
Johnny, Johnny jump-up, where you gonna go?
A7
Johnny, Johnny...

8. My girlfriend is a witch

I:

Am
Riding high
G#m               G                Am
Leaving trails of smoke across the sky
Am
On a broom
G#m            Dm             A
Glad that I am safe within my room
Dm        C#         F#   Am
I know my girlfriend is a witch

II:

Am
Smoke fills the air
  G#m          G              Am
I think I hear foosteps on my stair
Am
Coming near
    G#m                  Dm            A
Her thoughts are telling me that she's here'
Dm        C#         F#   Am
I know my girlfriend is a witch
Dm        C#         F#   Am
I know my girlfriend is a witch

III:

Am
What a fate
  G#m           G           Am
A worshipper of magic for a date
Am
But tonight
G#m        Dm               A
I become a warlock just for spite
Dm        C#         F#   Am
I know my girlfriend is a witch

9. My birthday suit

[Chorus]

C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
C               G
Am I cute in my birthday suit?
C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
G                       C
I'm just crazy 'bout my birthday suit.

[Verse 1]

C                 F
Out in the party, it's my birthday
C                G
Lots of presents for me today
C                F
But most of all, i wanna show
    G                         
the present for the roar that loves me so, tell me

[Chorus]

C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
C               G
Am I cute in my birthday suit?
C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
G                       C
I'm just crazy 'bout my birthday suit.

[Verse 2]

D            G
It's divine, it's all mine
D             A
It's a beaut' my summer suit
D             G
An attraction in any crowd
A                        
My birthday suit makes me feel so proud, tell me

[Chorus]

C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
C               G
Am I cute in my birthday suit?
C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
G                       C
I'm just crazy 'bout my birthday suit.
C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
C               G
Am I cute in my birthday suit?
C                        F
How do you like me in my birthday suit?
G                       C
I'm just crazy 'bout my birthday suit.


10. Merry go round

[Verse 1]

A               D           A              D
Children on the playground, watching merry-go-round
A                D           A               F#
Grabbing for the brass ring, laughing at the plaything
Bm              E                     A        D A D
Merry-go-round, merry-go-round, merry-go-round

[Chorus]

A                       Bm      Em                A
How can you tell a carousel the world cannot stay happy
                  D          E             A       D A D
Better go 'round, let her go 'round, merry-go-round

[Verse 2]

A                 D         A              D
Children, how you do sound, yelling "merry-go-round"
A                  D        A                F#
Soon enough you'll grow up, moments start to show up
Bm              E                     A
Merry-go-round, merry-go-round, merry-go-round

[Chorus]

A                       Bm      Em                  A
How can you tell a carousel the blue skies may turn cloudy?
                  D          E                A    D 
Better go 'round, let her go 'round, merry-go-round

[Bridge]

A           C#m F#   B          
Children go downtown and forget merry-go-round
Bm               E              A            D       E
Soon enough will come December, and then you shall remember
 D     E          D          E             A        D A D
Better go 'round, let her go 'round, merry-go-round

[Verse 3]

A               D           A              D
Children on the playground, watching merry-go-round
A                D           A               F#
Grabbing for the brass ring, laughing at the plaything
Bm              E                     A        D A D
Merry-go-round, merry-go-round, merry-go-round

[Bridge]

A           C#m F#   B          
Children go downtown and forget merry-go-round
Bm               E              A            D       E
Soon enough will come December, and then you shall remember
 D     E          D          E             A        D A D
Better go 'round, let her go 'round, merry-go-round

[Verse 4]

A               D           A              D
Children on the playground, watching merry-go-round
A                D           A               F#
Grabbing for the brass ring, laughing at the plaything
Bm              E                     A        D A D
Merry-go-round, merry-go-round, merry-go-round
A               D           A              D
Children on the playground, watching merry-go-round
A                D           A               F#
Grabbing for the brass ring, laughing at the plaything
Bm              E                     A        D A D
Merry-go-round, merry-go-round, merry-go-round
A               D           A              D
Children on the playground, watching merry-go-round
A                D           A               F#
Grabbing for the brass ring, laughing at the plaything...
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