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On and On
Stephen Bishop (c) 1975


[Verse]

C       Am               C       Am
Down in Jamaica they got lots of pretty women
C          Am              Dm7        G7
Steal your money then they break your heart
C        Am            C             Am
Lonesome Sue, she's in love with ol' Sam
    Dm7               G7            C        Am
She take him from the fire into the fryin' pan


[Chorus]

  Dm7
  On and on
           F/G
  She just keeps on trying
C                         A7         A7+
  And she smiles when she feels like crying
         Dm7        G7         C Am C Am
  On and on, on and on, on and on


[Verse]

C        Am          C           Am
Poor ol' Jimmy sits alone in the moonlight
C          Am              Dm7   G7
Saw his woman kiss another man
C     Am                         C              Am
So he takes a ladder, steals the stars from the sky
Dm7       G7        C         Am
Puts on Sinatra and starts to cry


[Chorus]

  Dm7
  On and on
           F/G
  She just keeps on trying
C                         A7         A7+
  And she smiles when she feels like crying
         Dm7        G7         C Am C Am
  On and on, on and on, on and on


[Tag]

             Dm7               Em7
    When the first time is the last time
           Dm7      F/G     C7
    It can make you feel so bad
               Dm7      Em7
    But if you know it, show it
    Am7     D7           Dm7              C      Am
    Hold on tight, don't let her say "Goodnight."

C        Am          C           Am
I got the sun on my shoulders and my toes in the sand
C          Am              Dm7   G7
My woman's left me for some other man
C     Am                         C              Am
Ah, but I don't care -- I'll just dream and stay tanned
Dm7       G7        C         Am
Toss up my heart and see where it lands.


[Chorus]

  Dm7
  On and on
           F/G
  She just keeps on trying
C                         A7         A7+
  And she smiles when she feels like crying
         Dm7        G7         C Am C Am
  On and on, on and on, on and on


A7+: x02021
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BOC15 10 Oct 02, 2008 12:24 AM

They are all tuned down a half-step, i believe, pretty decent tab otherwise.

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SinjinZoren 42 Jul 19, 2013 11:27 PM

Sounds great, except on "Goodnight" it should be a G7 first (and then the C and Am). Aside from that, very nice job--thanks!

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Ryerson 16 Feb 21, 2015 11:43 PM, edited at 11:44 pm

Cappo on 2

F#m A F#mDown in Jamaica they got lots of pretty womenA F#m Bm7 E7Steal your money then they break your heartA F#m A F#mLonesome Sue, she's in love with ol' Sam Bm7 E7 A F#mShe take him from the fire into the fryin' panCHORUS: Bm7 On and on D/E She just keeps on tryingA F#7 F#7+ And she smiles when she feels like crying Bm7 E7 A F#m A F#m On and on, on and on, on and onA F#m A F#mPoor ol' Jimmy sits alone in the moonlightA F#m Bm7 E7Saw his woman kiss another manA F#m A F#mSo he takes a ladder, steals the stars from the skyBm7 E7 A F#mPuts on Sinatra and starts to cry[repeat Chorus]TAG: Bm7 C#m7 When the first time is the last time Bm7 D/E A7 It can make you feel so bad Bm7 C#m7 But if you know it, show it F#m7 B7 Bm7 A F#m Hold on tight, don't let her say "Goodnight."A F#m A F#mI got the sun on my shoulders and my toes in the sandA F#m Bm7 E7My woman's left me for some other manA F#m A F#mAh, but I don't care -- I'll just dream and stay tannedBm7 E7 A F#mToss up my heart and see where it lands.
F#7+: x02021

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