Yahweh Sunshine

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Rainbow Warrior

 

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# and the G# are the same as the “Sweet Melissa” chords. The open E is played normally while the F#m and G#m 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# and F# with the picking on the high-E and B strings (this will be tabbed out later).

 

** The E during the chorus is done using the A-form at the 7th fret. But the 2nd time the E is played during the chorus the chord is really E6 which is done by doing the same A-form E chord at the 7th fret, but then also adding the C# note at the 9th fret of the high-E string.

 

 

E                             F#m          G#m                        F#m

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

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

 

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

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

G#m                   F#m                        E     F#m

I………can hear the wild birds callin' my name

G#m                   F#m                        E

I………can hear the wild birds callin' 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 and he never steps 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 - He never steps 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

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine light my day

E*          B            A           B         E6   B   A   B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine light my way

 

                E*                    B   A                 B            E6    B   A   B

You gotta stand up, stand out - Raise your voice and shout

E*                        B                     A         B                  E6   B   A   B

Be a man, make a plan and take a stand - Let it all hang out

E*            B              A                                B

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

E*            B              A                              B             E   F#m   G#m   F#m

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

 

E                               F#m                              G#m

You 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

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

Aaah by tomorrow, yeah tomorrow – I’ll be on the road again, my friend

G#m                   F#m                        E      F#m

I………can hear the wild birds callin' my name

G#m                   F#m                        E

I………can hear the wild birds callin' 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 and he never steps 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 - He never steps 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

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

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

E*            B             A                               B           E6   B   A   B

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

 

E*          B            A           B            E6      B    A    B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

E*          B            A           B

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

E6            B            A           B            E

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

 

(need to add outro chords if this version has them) something like…

E  F#m  G#m  F#m  G#m  F#m

E  F#m  G#m  F#m  G#m  F#m

E  F#m  G#m  F#m  G#m  F#m  E