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Less of Me – by Glen Campbell

I found an old piece of paper where I had written down the chords and lyrics to this song. I had forgotten all about this one. I didn’t realize that it was written by Glen Campbell. This song has a great message – and is very upbeat and positive. Something our world could use at the moment is a few less selfish people (this song in a simple way gets the point across about thinking of others more and ourselves less)

Let Me Be A Little Kinder

Oh let me (G) be a little (C) kinder,

Let me (G) be a little (D) blinder,

To the (C) faults of those around me,

Let me praise a little (C) more.

And let me (G) be when I am (C) weary,

Just a (G) little bit more (D) cheery,

Think a (C) little more of others,

And a (D) little less of (G) me.  (C) (G)
 

Let me be a little braver,

When temptation bids me waver.

Let me strive a little harder,

To be all that I should be.

And let me be a little meeker,

With a brother that is weaker.

Let me think more of my neighbour,

And a little less of me.

Let me be when I am weary,

Just a little bit more cheery,

Let me serve a little better,

Those that I am striving for.

And let me be a little meeker,

With a brother that is weaker,

Think a little more of others,

And a little less of me.

Yes, let me (G) be a little (C) meeker,

With a (G) brother that is (D) weaker,

Think a (C) little more of others,

And a (D) little less of (C) me.  (G)

In this video he is performing it with Jackie DeShannon.

Here is an example of a great song by the excellent guitarist, Cat Stevens. It’s a hopeful song – and hope is something we need right now.

This would be an easy song for a beginner. Here are the lyrics – I’ll try to put the chords up soon.

Now I've been happy lately,
thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be,
something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately,
dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be,
some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness,
there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country,
come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately,
thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be,
something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy  roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together,
go bring your good friends too
Cause it's getting nearer,
it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living,
it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer,
soon it will all be true

Now I've been crying lately,
thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating,
why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness,
there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country,
come take me home again

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Here is a video of Dan Fogelberg (may he R.I.P.) playing one of his most popular songs – Same Old Lang Syne – as an encore after a concert. I thought of this song today because it is snowing and the snow is turning to rain… which are the last words written in his song. This song is full of bittersweet sentiments that so many of us can relate to. It is really a beautiful song that even though he plays keyboard on this song, I felt would be a good addition for the easy guitar song chords and lyrics on this site.

Same Old Lang Syne
by Dan Fogelberg

Intro chords: C, AM – C, AM – C, AM – D7/F#, FM7, G

 

 C        Am
Met my old lover in a grocery store
   
 C        Am
The snow was falling Christmas eve
   
 C        Am
I stole behind her in the frozen foods
   
    D7/F#   FM7 G
And I touched her on her sleeve
   
 C        Am
She didn’t recognize the face at first
   
 C    Am
But then her eye flew open wide
   
 C    Am
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
     
    D7/F#     FM7 G
And we laughed until we cried.
           
Guitar interlude: same as intro chords
     
C Am
She took her groc’ries to the check-out stand
   
C Am
The food was totaled up and bagged
   
C Am
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
 
    D7/F#     FM7 G
As the conversation   dragged.
   
C     Am
Went to have ourselves a drink or two
   
C Am
But couldn’t find an open bar
   
C     Am
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
 
  D7/F# FM7 G
But neither one knew how.

She said she married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
She would’ve liked to say she loved the man
But she didn’t like to lie.

I said the years had been a friend to her
And that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasn’t sure if I
Saw doubt or gratitude.

She said she saw me in the record stores
And that I must be doing well
I said the audience was heavenly
But the traveling was hell.

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how.

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to time
Reliving in our eloquence
Another ‘auld lang syne’…

The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
And running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away.

Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain…

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