Yahweh Sunshine

Words and Music by Raccoon

As recorded on White Horse Ranch Sessions

 

The chord progressions to this song are:  (actually, there are a few progression in this version that he dropped…I will add them later)

·        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).

 

** 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 chords 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 on 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 - 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*          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         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                                              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

John’s down by the river

           F#m

And he never steps foot in the city

G#m                                         F#m                      E

All he wants to do is get high and play – Get high and play