Yahweh Sunshine

Words and Music by Raccoon who is

singing while backed up by the band Jello**

as recorded on Nature’s Cathedrals
and
Relix Bay Rock Sampler, Vol. 3***

 

The chord progressions to this song are: 

·        E, F#m*, G#m*, F#m*

·        E, G, A, B

·        E**, B, A, B, E6, B, A, B

 

*Note: The E, F#m and the G#m are the same as the “Sweet Melissa” chords. The open E is played normally while the F# and G# are played where you would bar them starting at the 2nd and 4th frets except you leave the bottom two strings (B and E) open. (I will add chord diagrams later). Also there is a lick played off the G#m and F#m with the picking on the high-E and B strings (this will be tabbed out later).

 

**Note: The E in the chorus is done using the A-form at the 3th fret. The 2nd time the E is played during the chorus, the chords is E add 6 which is done by barring the A-form E chord at the 7th fret, and adding the C# note on the 9th fret of the high-E string. (I will add chord diagrams later).

 

E                              F#m        G#m                           F#m

Ooooh, the times are changin' - Nothing ever stays the same, yeah, yeah

E                              F#m             G#m                               F#m

Ooooh, the times are changin' - The bear and the eagle are to blame

E                       F#m             G#m                     F#m

You can’t tame a bear and you can’t chain an eagle down

E                                F#m

You can’t make a river flow upstream

             G#m                      F#m                      E

And the dead don’t make no sound, no sound, no sound

 

E                           F#m               G#m    F#m                E

By tomorrow, yeah tomorrow I’ll be on the road again my friend

E                                              F#m

John’s down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

     G#m                            F#

At least not by the light of day

E                                             F#m

John’s down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

G#m                                         F#m

All he wants to do is get high and play

                             E        G        A       B

It feels safer that waaay aaaay aaaay aaay

 

           E*        B            A           B        E6      B    A    B

Singin' Yahweh sunshine, sunshine fill my heart

E*           B            A                       B         E6     B    A    B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – help me do my part

E*           B            A             B         E6     B    A    B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my day

E*          B            A             B          E6     B    A    B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my way

 

E                           F#m                              G#m

I can feel the beat beneath the city street – poundin' in my head

                F#m                                             E

Makin' me wish I’d never done the things I did

E        F#m                  G#m                          F#m                           E      F#m

Ah, by tomorrow, yeah tomorrow – I’m gonna be on the road again, my friend

G#m              F#m                        E     F#m

I can hear the wild birds calling my name

G#m               F#m                       E

I can hear the wild birds calling me home

E                                                  F#m

Doo do doot, do doot doot do doot - Doo do doot, do doot doot do doot

G#m                                     F#m

Doo do doot do - do doot doot do

 

E                                             F#m

John’s down by the river but he never sets foot in the city

G#m                               F#m

At least not by the light of day

E                                             F#m

John’s down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

G#m                                         F#m

All he wants to do is get high and play

                             E        G        A       B

It feels safer that waaay aaaay aaaay aaay

 

           E*        B            A           B        E6      B    A    B

Singin' Yahweh sunshine, sunshine fill my heart

E*           B            A                       B         E6     B    A    B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – help me do my part

E*           B            A             B         E6     B    A    B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my day

E*          B            A             B          E6     B    A    B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my way

 

E*           B                 A                              B

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are

E*           B                 A                              B

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are

E*           B                 A                              B

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are

E*           B                 A                           B           E*

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in the larger circle by far

 

E*           B             A            B            E*

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

E*             B               A                        B

(Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are)

E*          B            A           B            E

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

E*             B               A                        B

(Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are)

E*          B            A           B            E*

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

E*             B               A                        B

(Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are)

E*          B            A           B            E*          B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine…

   A            B            E*          A           B          E*

…sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

 

 

** Jello is Greg Gabor’s band.

*** This version of Yahweh Sunshine was produced by Greg Gabor in 1990 and originally released on Relix Bay Rock Sampler, Vol. 3.