Yahweh Sunshine

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Road Kill

 

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).

 

Oh, the time’s are changin' - nothing ever stays the same, no, no

Mmmm the time’s are changin' - the bear and the eagle are to blame, yeah, yeah

 

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

And you can’t make a river flow upstream

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

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

 

I can hear the wild birds calling my name

I can hear the wild birds calling me home

 

Doo do doot do doot doot do doot

Doo do doot do doot doot do doot

Doo do doot do - do doot doot do

 

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

At least not by the light of day, yeah, yeah, yeah

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

All he wants to do is get high and play, hey

It feels safer that way

 

He's singing, “Yahweh sunshine, sunshine light my day

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine light my way”

 

You gotta stand up, stand out

Raise your voice and shout

Be a man, make a plan and take a stand

Let it all hang out

 

He's singin', “Yahweh, sunshine, sunshine fill my heart

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine help me do my part”

 

You can feel the beat beneath the city street

Poundin' in my head makin' me wish I never done the things I did

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

I can hear the wild birds calling my name

I can hear the wild birds calling me home

Doo do doot do doot doot do doot

Doo do doot do doot doot do doot

Doo do doot do - do doot doot do

 

Johns down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

At least not by the light of day, eh, yeah, yeah, yeah

John’s down by the river

All he wants to do is get high and play, hey

It feels safer that way

 

Singin', “Yahweh sunshine, sunshine warm my bones

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine light my way home”

 

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

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

 

You’re in the larger circle by far

You’re in the larger circle by far

You’re in the larger circle by far