“In A Little While” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Eliza Edmunds Hewitt. 1899. Arranged by Andru Bemis

                F                                           Bb                             F
Let us sing a song that will cheer us on the way
                                                              C   C7
In a little while we’re going home
                   Bb                                                          F
And the night will end in everlasting day
          C                                   C7        F
In a little while we’re going home

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“Banjolele” — lyrics & chords

Adapted from “I Love My Ukulele,” by Fred Howard and Nat Vincent. 1930. Arranged by Andru Bemis

   E              B7          E
I love my banjolele
         E6   E        B7
My ukulanjolele
   B              B6         B
I love to play it daily
        B7                         E
It’s always out of tune

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“Hard Times” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Stephen Foster. 1854. Arranged by Andru Bemis

               B                            B7
Let us pause in life’s pleasures
           E                  E7        B
And count its many cares
                                       E              E7               B
While we all sup sorrow with the poor
                                                      B7
There’s a song that will linger
 E                E7         B
Forever in our ears
                           E            E7             B
Hard times come again no more

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“Crawdad” — lyrics & chords

Traditional. Arrangement and additional verses by Andru Bemis

 F
You grab a line, I’ll grab a pole, honey
                                                                     C  C7
You grab a line, I’ll grab a pole, babe
 F                                 F7
You grab a line, I’ll grab a pole
             Bb                                    Bb7
We’ll all go down to the crawdad hole
 F                            C7      F
Honey, sugar baby mine

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“Babe, It Ain’t No Lie” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Elizabeth Cotten. 1958. Adapted by Andru Bemis

Oh, babe it ain’t no lie, oh babe it ain’t no lie, oh babe it ain’t no lie, you know this life I live is mighty hard

  1. One old woman, Lord, in this town, she keeps tellin’ them lies on me. I wish to my soul that old woman would die, for tellin’ them lies on me
  2. I’ve been all around this great big world, I just got back today. Spent all my money givin’ it all to you, oh babe what can I do?
  3. I’ve been down so long, I guess it’s up to me, but nobody seems to care. I’m sittin’ here thinkin’ that if trouble was money I’d be a millionaire

(chorus)  C — E7 — Am — F — C — G – C

(verses)  C — F — C – G – C  |  C — F — C – G – C