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Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding Chords

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Artist: Jesse Winchester (http://www.jessewinchester.com/index.html)
Song: Sham-a-ling-dong-ding
Capo: 2 fret

Vers 1: D-Bm7-Em7-A7-D-Em7,A7   (Em to A change walks up F#,G,A)
The boys were singing shing-a-ling 

The summer night we met 

You were tan and seventeen 

O how could I forget 
When every star from near and far 
Was watching from above 
Watching two teenagers fall in love 



Vers 2: D-Bm7-Em7-A7-D-Em7,A7(Gm add9/D)
The way we danced was not a dance 

But more a long embrace 

We held on to each other and 

We floated there in space 
And I was shy to kiss you while 

The whole wide world could see 
So shing-a-ling said everything for me 



Chorus 1: Em7,A7,D,Bm7,F#m7,Em7,A7sus4,sus9

And O the poor old old folks 

They thought we'd lost our minds 
They could not make heads or tails
Of the young folks' funny rhymes 


D-Bm7-Em7-A7

But you and I knew all the words 

And we always sang along to 

O sham-a-ling-dong-ding 

Sham-a-ling-dang-dong 

Vers 3: D-Bm7-Em7-A7-D-Em7,A7
So after years and after tears 

And after summers past 

The old folks tried to warn us 
How our love would never last 

And all we'd get was soaking wet 

From walking in the rain 

And singing sham-a-shing-a-ling again 



Chorus 2: Em7,A7,D,Bm7,F#m7,Em7,A7sus4,sus9

And O the poor old old folks 
They smile and walk away 

But I bet they did some 

Sham-a-lama-ding-dong in their day 


D-Bm7-Em7-A7

I bet that they still close their eyes 

And I bet they sing along to 

O sham-a-ling-dong-ding 

Sham-a-ling-dang-dong
 


Bridge: Bm7-D-Bm7-Em7-A7
O those sweet old love songs 
Every word rings true 

Sham-a-ling-dong-ding means sweetheart 

Sham-a-ling-dang-dong does too 


Vers: D-Bm7-Em7-A7
And it means that right here in my arms 
That's where you belong 
And it means sham-a-ling-dong-ding 

Sham-a-ling-dang-dong
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andrus_brian 11 wrote on January 21 2015, 09:14 pm

Does anyone know the fingerpicking pattern?

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