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“When You Get to Heaven” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Andru Bemis

When I die, all I can say is I tried, I tried, I tried so hard. When I die, all I can say is I tried.

  1. When you get to heaven won’t you put a good word in for me? God knows I need all the help I can get. When you get your mansion, will you save a room for me, even though I ain’t there yet? Cause I’m on my way, every day I get a little bit closer to you, my friend. So when you get to heaven, will you put a good word in for me
  2. When you see Saint Peter please tell him that I’m on my way, even though I screw it up every day. When you see Saint Peter, please ask him to be easy on me; I’ve been the best man that I can be. Cause I’m on my way, every day I get a little bit closer to you, my friend. So when you see Saint Peter, please ask him to be easy on me

(chorus)  C – Bb – F — C – Bb – F

(verses)  F — A — Dm — Bb – Bbm – F  |  F — A — Dm — Bb – Bbm – F
A — Dm — Bb – Bb7 – F – C  |  F — Bb – C – F — Bb – C – F

“Huck Finn” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Andru Bemis

 D                   Bm
When I was thirteen
 A                                           G
All my friends made fun of me
               D                                     Bm
Cause I wore knickers instead of jeans
 G       A                   D
Just like Huck Finn

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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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“Home to Me” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Tom Paxton. Arranged by Andru Bemis

                       B                                                         F#
You could send me away and I would go
                   B                G#m7                          C#
I would go, but I would not go too far
                        F#      C#7  F#7                                    B  G#m7
You could send me home, but you would know
 C#                           C#7                        F#
Home to me is anywhere you are

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“Pilgrim” — lyrics

Words and music by Andru Bemis

I’ve done it again, I let you down
I know it’s a sin, are you still around to see me?
I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again
Still you open the door
Still you let me come in
I’m such a mess
I told you before that I’d never be like this again
Just a failure I guess
If I were you I’d have nothing to do with me

I’m just a pilgrim, I’m traveling down this lonely, lonely, lonely road
Won’t somebody help me shoulder this heavy load?
I’m shuffling on down, got so much on my mind
And I’m looking for something that I just cannot find
I’m looking for something that I just cannot find

I’ve been there before, and I’ll go there again
Might stay away someday, I just don’t know when
But there’s one thing I know just as sure as I live
And that’s there just ain’t nothing the good Lord won’t forgive
No there just ain’t nothing the good Lord won’t forgive