The Montreux Album

The Girl Can't Help It

 

  A                                              D – D#

Little Jenny came out of school,

Givin' boys the eye,

But the smile she gave to me,

 D                                                 A

Was for some other guy - other guy.

 

 

Took her to a movie show,

A dollar-fifty treat,

Went out to the car and came right back,

Some guy was in my seat - ain't she sweet.

 

 Chorus:

    D

I can't help feeling this way,

 A

Thinking it over it's crazy to stay,

       D 

Well I know that it's got to be,

D/D#  Hmi                 D           E             A    

The girl can't help it, she's in love with me.

 

Jenny, Jenny, wonder why,

Kiss the boys and see me cry,

Don't you know there'll come a day,

All the boys will walk away - walk away.

 

 Chorus

 

When I'm close to you at night,

I just can't tell wrong from right,

Jenny, oh I love you so,

I will never let you go - let you go.

 

 Chorus repeat

 

 

Power Of Love

Intro:  E – D – A – C – E

 

E                                                         D

When you can't sleep nights and you wonder why,

      A                                E

Without a friend and you wanna die.

E             D                  A                     E         

Situation desperation, all you want is sympathy,

         C                D

And sympathy is all you'll get,

      E                               D 

Enough - you ain't found nothing yet,

      A                     D            E

Till you found the power of love.

 

Theme:  E – D – E – G – A – C – E

 

Your beauty ain't so hard to see,

Your looks can make a fool of me,

You say the things I want to hear,

And tell me it won't disappear,

But I won't know until I find if there is any truth behind,

What you call the power of love.

 

Theme 2:  E – D – C – H – C – H – A – G – F# - G – F# - H - E  

 

It takes you, it makes you and sometimes it breaks you,

It fills you and thrills you and sometimes it kills you,

But I've been looking so hard to find it,

I ain't giving it any more time,

There's nothing you can do about this,

You will never live without it,

This is the power of love.

 

 

No More Letters

Intro:  Cmi - F

 

Cmi

Gotta rubber stamp on my jumbo,

Gotta rubber stamp on my brain,

Gotta rubber stamp on my jumbo,

F        Fmi                                               Cmi

Hey - got to get, I got to get, I got to get away.

 

Ain't got no grease on my finger,

Ain't got no dirt on my glove,

Ain't got no grease on my finger,

Hey - got to get, I got to get, I got to get away.

 

Chorus:

Bb    Hmi  Cmi G7

Long time you say,

Fmi                   Cmi

No more letters,

No more letters,

Fmi

No more letters,

No more letters,

No more letters,

       Cmi

Get away.

 

Long legged man in the corner,

Watching the time pass away,

Long legged man in the corner,

Hey - got to get, I got to get, I got to get away.

 

 Chorus:

Long time you say,

No more letters,

No more letters,

No more letters,

No more letters,

No more letters,

 

 

Mexican Girl

 

F                                                                                    Bb

Juanita came to me last night and she cried over and over,

        C                                                                       F

Ooh Daddy I love you you know and I think it's the moonlight,

        C                                              

She looked so fine well she looked alright and she moaned,

                              Bb             C

Ooh Daddy move over oh baby you know what I like and I think

            F              Bb -  C

it's the moonlight.

F                                                                     

Made in Mexico, schooled in France ooh la lovin' she needed

      Bb

no teachin'

       C                                                         F         F7

Oh man I can say international ways I believe in.

 

 Chorus:

F7                 Bb

Mexican girl don't leave me alone,

            F                                          C

I gotta heart as big as a stone and I need you believe me

                                       F

to be here and love me tonight.

F7                 Bb                                                                               F

Mexican girl I want you to stay you know my heart is

                                    C

longing to say that as long as I live I will always

                                                                       F

remember the one that I called my Mexican girl.

 

Her skin was soft as the velvet sky and her hair it shone

in the moonlight,

And as the music did play well the night turned to day and

I held her tight,

Then she looked at me with her dark brown eyes and she

whispered hasta la vista.

Well I don't know what it means but it sounded so good so

I kissed her.

 

 Chorus

 

 

You Took Me By Surprise

 

 

You took me by surprise,

The things you said, you know I never realised.

That I was just another fool within your eyes,

But now I know just what to do.

 

      C    

So I'll be on my way,

F                                                   C

The games you play are not the games I care to play.

F                                                  C

So keep your distance, I'll soon find another day,

F                                               Bb – G – G7

There's nothing I would rather do.

 

 Chorus:

       C                           F                                   G

Oh woman! when you hurt my pride it cut me deep inside,

Oh woman! you led me to believe it was only me,

Oh woman! you really took me in with all your sweet talkin'

      C                   Dmi       

Oh woman! oh I wonder if you knew all the pain you put

me through,

       F      

But how could I see what was in your eyes,

                 G

With your lies and your alibis,

       C    -    F

Oh woman.

 

You took me for a ride,

Looking back, you know I laugh, but then I cried,

And now you see that slowly time has changed the tide,

so now the tables turned on you.

 

 Chorus:

Oh woman! when you hurt my pride it cut me deep inside,

Oh woman! you led me to believe it was only me,

Oh woman! you really took me in with all your sweet talkin'

Oh woman! oh I wonder if you knew all the pain you put

me through,

But how could I see what was in your eyes,

with your lies and alibis.

 

 Chorus:

Oh woman! when you hurt my pride it cut me deep inside,

Oh woman! you led me to believe it was only me,

Oh woman! you really took me in with all your sweet talkin'

Oh woman! oh I wonder if you knew all the pain you put

me through,

And I'm still in love with you.

 

 

Oh Carol

 

         G

Well I was out cruisin', getting late and I was losin',

                                              D

When I saw you walking my way,

So nonchalant, I bet you get what you want,

                                             G

But so do I and I aint losing today.

Well your hips were swinging and your jeans were clinging,

                                                  D

You were driving me out of my mind,

On a hot afternoon when there's nothing to do,

                                                                  G - D

Your not the sort of thing a fellow should find,

 

 

So I pulled on over, tossed your hair off your shoulder,

When you turned and you looked my way,

Oh you would have died or you'd have skinned me alive,

If I'd have said what I wanted to say,

So being polite said what you doin' tonight,

You said just so happens I'm free,

You got all the right curves and all the right words,

And that's alright by me.

 

 Chorus:

       C                                                  C

Oh Carol you got me eatin' my heart away,

                                                          D

You got me countin' my nights and days,

                                              G – G7

Oh I am floatin' on the milky way,

      C                                       G

Oh Carol nobody's done it before,

                                              D

Oh baby you've opened the door,

                                               G  -  D

Oh Carol you can do it some more.

 

Well if you're ready for this when we started to kiss,

She said hold on a minute or two.

Well naturally I knew it couldn't be me,

I said baby what's troublin' you,

She said I'm just sixteen if you know what I mean,

So we sat and we talked for a while,

And when we finally kissed you know she didn't resist,

And I must say she did it with style.

 

          G

Well I was out cruisin', getting late and I was losin',

                                               D

When I saw you walking my way,

So nonchalant, I bet you get what you want,

                                             G  –  G7

But so do I and I aint losing today.

 

 Chorus

 

 

Liverpool Docks

Intro:  A – Asus4 ...

 

A                                                                                  D

Once knew a man who thought he was another guy,

               A

he was livin' a lie.

A                                                                                 D

He took a chance by roaming the streets in the night,

                                       A

Till he learned how to fight.

               D                                             A

He met trouble one night, another man with his wife.

            D                                                A

So he brought out his knife, didn't mean to take his life.

                  D                                       E   -   D

Now he's got to get away, hear him say.

 

 Chorus: (First)

A

I'm going down to the Liverpool Docks,

           D

Try to hitch a ride, ain't gonna break no rocks.

           E                               D                           A - A/G – A/G#

And I never had a friend, I never needed one.

A

I'm going down to the silvery sea,

                 D

I'm gonna go some place where they won't find me.

         E                                       D

And maybe I can go where I won't ever have to come

A

back again.

 

He took his time, lived his life alone,

An' his thoughts were his own.

He lived in a place he'd never heard of before,

In Block number four.

Then one night at his door, he stood facing the law.

On the paper he saw, what they wanted him for,

They're gonna take him back, and he said.

 

 Chorus: (Second)

I'm goin' back to the Liverpool Docks,

Gonna take a ride, gotta break some rocks.

And I never had a friend, but I never needed one.

Take a ride on the silvery sea,

I'm gonna go some place where they won't find me.

An' I don't wanna go 'cos I know that I'll never come

back again.

 

 Chorus: (First) repeat

 

 

Light Up My Life

Intro:   D – F#ญญญญญmi - C - Bb ญญ...

 

D                                           F#ญญญญญmi

Sadness has gone from the light in my eyes,

C

Will she be waiting.

D                                       F#ญญญญญmi

Should I feel proud of the tears that I cried,

C

No hesitating.

 

Intro:   D – F#ญญญญญmi - C - Bb ญญ...

 

Happiness sounds like the one I have lost,

Only to follow.

Where in the world is the one that I've crossed,

C                              D

Gone is tomorrow.

 

 Chorus:

C                  D

Light in my eyes,

C                  D

Light up my face,

C                  D      G                  D

Light up my life, light up my life,

G             D   G                  D

Light up life, light up my life.

 

Feelings of fear all around someone's here,

Look all around me.

Could it be she rediscovering me,

Or did she see.

 

 Chorus, solo, chorus

 

 

Petesey's Song

 

G

Monday morning was a V.I.P.

C

Tuesday night they didn't wanna know me,

A

Wednesday night drank sour grapes,

D

Must'a smoked near on fifty straights a-huh-huh.

 

Friday wondered where Thursday went,

Saturday failed to pay my rent,

Sunday found me in the church to say,

If you got a little heaven won't you send it my way.

 

 Chorus:

D – C – Bb   G

Remember me, I'm Petesey,

Feeling like sixty, more like thirty-five,

D – C – Bb   G

Remember me, I'm Petesey,

Feeling like sixty, more like thirty-five,

Remember me.

 

Took a trip way across the sea,

Right through Holland and Germany,

Played the tourist at Frankfurt Zoo,

The monkeys said "Who the hell are you?"

(Who the hell are you).

 

 Chorus

D – C – Bb   G

Remember me, I'm Petesey...

 

C                                       G

I was sailing along yes I was singing my song,

         D                                          G  -  G7

Yes I was singing my song to you,

C                                          G

He was sailing along yes he was singing his song,

         D                                             C  -  D

Yes he was singing his song to you,

D – C – Bb   G

Remember me.

 

Well I wouldn't say that I was overproud,

But it seems to me I've gotta shout out loud,

No-one ever seems to recognise me,

I think I'll become one of the other three,

(Oh no you won't).

 

 Chorus

 

 

For A Few Dollars More

 

G                     Ami

Rich girl she buys her dreams.

C                              G

It's a rich world behind the scenes.

G                          Ami

Green eyes they tell it all.

                           C               D               G

The more she takes the harder they fall.

G                                 Ami

She ain't easy and she ain't tough.

C                                                       G

She's had it good, but then she's had it rough.

G                                 Ami

And I guess it don't come to much.

C                                                   D

Cos with everthing she's got she's never got enough.

 

 Chorus:

                  G                              Ami

So she'll cry just a little for a few dollars more.

            C            D                        G

She'll lie just a little like she's done it before.

G                                                      Ami

She'll take it, she'll fake it for a few dollars more.

            C                     D                  C                     D

She'll show you her heart, then show you the door.

                              G                                 Ami

You know she'll die just a little for a few dollars more.

            C            D                        D

Even fly just a little like she's done it before.

G                                                      Ami

She'll take it, she'll fake it for a few dollars more.

            C                        D                  C                  D

She'll show you her heart, then show you the door.

 

G                                 Ami

Strange things can happen to you.

C                                                                        G

When you've got so much and you've got nothing to do.

G                        Ami

Oh oh oh what do you know.

C                                                            G

How do you get there when there's nowhere to go.

 

 

And so you wonder just what she'll do.

She's never known love but then she's never known you.

And it's too bad those sad green eyes.

Are so full of questions and so full of lies.

 

 Chorus, repeat