'Pure Prairie League' Chords and Lyrics

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'Pure Prairie League' Chords and Lyrics

Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:28 pm

PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE
1. Tears (Fuller)
2. Take It Before You Go (Fuller)
3. You're Between Me (Fuller)
4. Woman (Taylor)
5. Doc's Tune (Powell)
6. Country Song (Waterhouse)
7. Harmony Song (Fuller)
8. It's All On Me (Powell)

9. She Darked The Sun (Clark/Leadon) Bonus track, not included on record


Tears


D________ _______ ________ _______

D_______ G______ D_______ _______ D_______ G______ D_______ _______

D_______ G______ D_______ _______ D_______ G______ D_______ _______

A_______ _______ Asus4____ _______ A_______ _______ Asus4___ ______


A__________________________________________
Tears roll down my face Smiles can't take their place
F#m______ C#m_________ D________ A______
Living down hanging around try to understand
E______________________ A________________ Asus4_______________
All you gotta do is hold my hand


A__________________________________
You don't understand Try to see the plan
_____ F#m_______ C#m______ D____________ A_______
Cause if you start to fall into the things you did before
E______________________ A___________
You ain't gonna see me anymore


______ F#m____ C#m____________ D_______
And it's high time you got something going
A______________________ E____________
Everything you did till now is wrong
_______ F#m___ C#m_________ D________
Look like my time I'd should be a knowing
A_________ E__________ A_______ _______
I should find out before too long


A_______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______

E_______ _______ _______ _______

F#m_____ C#m_____ D______ A______

E_______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ A______ _______


A____ F#m____ C#m_____________ D_______
And it's high time you got something going
A_________________________ E________
Everything you did till now was wrong
________ F#m__ C#m_________ D_______
Looks like my time It should be a showin'
A_________ E__________ A________
I should find out before too long
E_____________________ D_________ A_________
I should find out before too long



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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:31 pm

Take It Before You Go

G______ _______ F______ _______ C______ _______ G______ _______


Am_________ C___ F_________ A________
I can see you smile almost every day
Am_________ C__________ G_________________
lookin' back a while to find another way
Am__________ C___ F_____________ A________
Get your favors done Thought I was the one
Am________________ C___________ G___________________________
but you see I've just begun to look the other way

_________ C_____________ F____________________ C__________
Won't you take it before you go then you won't have to let me know
F__________________ A______________
what you didn't want to say
_____ C_____________ F____________________ C__________
If you take it before you go then you won't have to let me know
F_______ G_________ C________________
what you really had to pay


Am__________ C____ F_____________ A__________
Thinking back again... Looking way back then
Am______________ C____________ G___________________________
I can still remember when you'd open up and say
Am___________ C____ F_____________ A___________
I didn't think you could... Now I think you should
Am________________ C____________ G____________________________
if you're lookin' half as good as you did yesterday

_________ C_____________ F____________________ C__________
Won't you take it before you go then you won't have to let me know
F__________________ A______________
what you didn't want to say
_____ C_____________ F____________________ C__________
If you take it before you go then you won't have to let me know
F_______ G_________ C________________
what you really had to pay


Am______ ______ C______ ______ F______ ______ A______ ______

Am______ ______ C______ ______ G______ ______ ______ ______

Am______ ______ C______ ______ F______ ______ A______ ______

Am______ ______ C______ ______ G______ ______ ______ ______


Am_____________ C____ F_______________________ A__________
Thinkin' back some more... I see you lookin' through the door
Am______________ C________________ G_________________________
but it just ain't like before I need to learn another way
Am_______ C____ F__________________ A___________
If I thought I could... don't cha know I surely would
Am___________________ C_________________ G_______
thought it straight to be so good... I need to find another way
________________________________________________________
to hear you say ya' didn't really like it but I think you're gonna have to


C______________ F____________________ C__________
Take it before you go then you won't have to let me know
F__________________ A______________
what you didn't want to say
_____ C_____________ F____________________ C__________
If you take it before you go then you won't have to let me know
F_______ G_________ Am________________ C_______ G___ C
what you really had to pay

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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:33 pm

You're Between Me

D___________ ____________ ____________ ____________

D___________ A___________ D___________ A__________


D_____________ G______ D_____________ G____________
Sittin' in Ellenwood gardens... sittin' in the sherwood mall
D_______________ G______ D_____________ D7____________
wonderin' if it really matters... wonderin' if it is at all
Bm_________ D____ Bm__________ A_____________________
Used to be so good... somethin' new inside me every day, looks like


D___________ G___________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... You're between me
____________ G___________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... Right between me
____________ G___________ A_______ G______________ D______ A_______
La la la la la la la.... You're between me... and what I wanna be


D________ A_________


D____________ G______ D____________ G____________
Sittin' on McKenzie river... listen to McKendree spring
D____________ G______ D____________ D7_______________
Tryin' to get into heaven... tryin' to get into almost everything now
Bm________ D_____ Bm__________ A_____________________
Used to be so good... somethin' new inside me every day, looks like


D___________ G___________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... You're between me
____________ G____________________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... it's just that you ain't seen me
____________ G___________ A_______ G______________ D______ A_______
La la la la la la la.... You're between me... and what I wanna be

D_________ A_________

D_________ G_________ D_________ G___________
D_________ G_________ D_________ D7__________

Bm________ D_________ Bm_______ D___________
Bm________ D_________ Bm_______ A___________ A__________


D___________ G___________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... You're between me
____________ G____________________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... it's just that you ain't seen me
____________ G___________ A_______ G______________ D______ A_______
La la la la la la la.... You're between me... and what I wanna be

D________ A_________


D__________ G________ D__________ G______________________________
Sittin' on McKenzie river... listen to McKendree spring, they're so godamn good
D____________ G______ D____________ D7_______________
Tryin' to get into heaven... tryin' to get into almost everything now
Bm_________ D_____ Bm__________ A_________________
Used to be so good... somethin' new inside me every day


D___________ G___________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... You're between me
____________ G____________________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... it's just that you ain't seen me
____________ G___________ A_______ G______________ D__
La la la la la la la.... You're between me... and what I wanna be
____________ G___________
La la la la la la la....

La la la la la la la.... lookin' like it
La la la la la la la.... sittin' down gettin' right down to it

........................ G___________
La la la la la la la....


D___________ G___________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... You're between me
____________ G______________ D_____
La la la la la la la.... as if you ain't seen me
____________ G___________ A_______ G______________ D____ G_ A_ D___
La la la la la la la.... You're between me... and what I wanna be



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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:35 pm

Woman


D_______ A________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A___ D_A_
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me
D_______ A________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A________
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me

________ A_____________ Em7_______ D_________
Of all the people that I meet.. faces passin' on the street
F#m__________ B________ D________________ A________ E______
the terms of life so incomplete and all the world lies at my feet alone
_________ A________________ Em7_______________ D_________
and every day remains the same.. there's no one there to call my name
F#m__________ B__________ D________________ A____________ E___
who's to stand behind my fame to me your eyes can show no pain anymore


D_______ A________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A___ D_A_
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me
D_______ A________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A________
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me

A_________ Em________ D_______ F#m________

B_________ D_________ A________ E_________

A_________ Em________ D_______ F#m________

B_________ D_________ E________ D________ E________


D_______ A_________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A___ D_A_
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me
D_______ A_________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A________
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me

___________ A___________ Em7_____________ D_________
I'm much too old to hesitate.. to stand behind and decide to wait
F#m______________ B_____________ D___________ A________________ E
know youve seen your mind and its great sorry girl you're too damn late youre alone


D_______ A________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A___ D_A_
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me
D_______ A________ E_____________ D_________ A__ Asus4__ A___ D_A_
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me
D_______ A________ E_____________ D_________ A___
Time's so short please woman wear your hair down for me



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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:36 pm

Doc's Tune

A____ ____ ____ ____ B____ ____ E____ ____

A____ ____ ____ ____ B____ ____ D____ ____

A____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

E____ ____ A____ ____ ____ ____ ____ E___


A____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Em___ ___ ___ E___ Em___ ___ ___ B_A___ ___ Em__ ___ E___ ___ ___ ___



A____ ____ ____ ____ B____ ____ E____ ____

A____ ____ ____ ____ B____ __ A__ CaddD____ Bm7_____ A____

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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:37 pm

Country Song

(A,Ab,G) F_________________________ D__________________________


D______________________ F_____________________
I wanted a mountain and you brought one to me
D______________________ F_____________________
I wanted a mountain and you made one mine
D_____________________ G________ C_____ G_______________
I wanted a mountain.......... now I must learn to climb... and it's that
D_________ A___________ C________ G_____ D______________
same old.... country song... bringin' you back to me

D_________ A___________ C_______ G______ D______________


D____________________ F______________________
I wanted the sunlight and you let it shine
D____________________ F______________________
I wanted the sunlight and you brought it to me
D____________________ G________ C_____ G______________
I wanted the sunlight........ now I must learn to see... and it's that
D_________ A___________ C________ G_____ D_____________
same old.... country song... bringin' you back to me


D_____________ A__________ C____ G___ D_________________
From the highest mountain....... to the lowest valley
D________ A___________ C_____ G_________ D_______________
I'm up on a cloud now........ down... down on my knees... and it's that
D_________ A___________ C________ G_____ D_____________
same old.... country song... bringin' you back to me

D_________ A___________ C_______ G______ D______________


D_________________ F__________________
I wanted a river and you let one flow
D_________________ F__________________
I wanted a river and you brought one to me
D__________________ G________ C_____ G_____________
I wanted a river............. now I must find the sea... and it's that
D_________ A___________ C________ G_____ D__________
same old.... country song... bringin' you back to me... it's that
D_________ A___________ C________ G_____ D__________
same old.... country song... bringin' you back to me... it's that
D_________ A___________ C________ G_____ D_____________
same old.... country song... bringin' you back to me

D_________ A___________ C_______ G______ D_________ (only 6 beats)


Drums
________ ________ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______


D______ _______ _______ _______ D______ _______ _______ _______
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D______ _______ G______ ______ D_______ _______ _______ _______
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D______ _______ _______ _______ D______ _______ _______ _______
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D______ _______ G______ ______ D_______ _______ _______ _______
D______ _______ G______ ______ D_______ _______ _______ _______
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D______ _______ G______ ______ D_______ _______ _______ _______
D______ _______ G______ ______ D_______ _______ _______ _______
D______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _A-Ab-G

F______ _______ _______ _______

D______ ______ A______ ______ C______ G______ D______ ______
D______ ______ A______ ______ C______ G______ D______ ______
D______ ______ A______ ______ C______ G______ D______ ______
D______ ______ A______ ______ C______ G______ D______ ___

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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:39 pm

Harmony Song

C______________________________ G________
You used to tell me that you knew me pretty well
____________________________________ D_____________
well that's all changed and I'm just not the same
Am___________________________________________ Em_____________
caught in the middle cause I'm rushed just a little and I don't know why
____________ G_______________________ D____________
there's gotta be just a little more than all this pain
Am_______________ Em___________ G_________________ D__________
this Ohio life is killin' me my strength is gone I got no more to spare
__________ C__ G____ D______ G____ D_____________
so you can take this for what it's worth I don't care singing

C____ D__ G_____ Em___ C_________ G________
Brand new harmony songs almost every day singing
C____ D__ G_____ Eb______ Cmaj7_________ G____________
Brand new harmony songs..... since you went away


C__________________________________ G________
I couldn't understand the situation we were living in
_________________________________ D_____________
it seemed like every day we spent was wrong
Am_______________________________________ Em___________________
all your feelin's and your night time dealin's and the way they brought me down
________ G___________________ D____________
I just don't see why we let it go so long
Am__________________________ Em_______________
You're so far away now that I won't see your face no more
______ G_______________ D__________
if you're ever lookin' back to stay
C___________ G_________ D____ G______ D_______________________
stand back and take a good look it just might take your breath away singing


C____ D__ G_____ Em___ C_________ G____________
Brand new harmony songs almost every day yeah singing
C____ D__ G_____ Eb______ Cmaj7_________ G____________
Brand new harmony songs..... since you went away


Em_____ A_________ D________________________ G_________
It was all wrong but we couldn't think about it cause it took too long
Em__ A__ Em________ A__ Em_______________ A_________ D__________
It's alright I'm up every night wonderin' what you're thinkin' about me


C_____ D_____ G_ G/F#_ Em_____ C______ ______ G______ ______

C_____ D_____ G_ G/F#_ Eb_____ _____ Cmaj7_____ C_____ G_____ _____


C_________________________ G____________
Sometimes I get to feelin' that I need you here
___________________________ D____________
it goes by so quickly it just don't pay
____________ Am_________________________________________ Em_____
cause with the new impressions these late night sessions scuze me I'll be fine
________ G____________ D______________
I just can't see it any other way
___________ C______ G__________ D_______ G__________ D_____________
you know I'm right here tellin' you the things we never took the time to say singin'


C____ D__ G_____ Em___ C_________ G___________
Brand new harmony songs almost every day yeah singin'
C____ D__ G_____ Eb______ Cmaj7_________ G________
Brand new harmony songs..... since you went away... singin'


C____ D__ G_____ Em___ C_________ G____________
Brand new harmony songs almost every day yeah singin'
C____ D__ G_____ Em___ C_________ G____________
Brand new harmony songs almost every day yeah singin'
C____ D__ G_____ Em___ C_________ G______
Brand new harmony songs almost every day

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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:41 pm

It's All On Me

F___________________ Bb____ F_______
Babe's done got himself down again
Bb____ F__________ C______ F________ C________ F________ C________
thinkin' rain an' wait a storm for washin' the land

F________ C________ ________


F______________ Bb___________ F________
mercy worked lord and changed his name
Bb_______ F_________ C________ F_____ C_______________ F_______
baptized for grain and religion didn't grow no seeds and it's all on me


Em____ Am____ Em____ Am____


G___________ Am___ G____________________ Am___________
Half the time I'm medlin' with a shotgun and a scarecrow
D__________ Bm___ Am_____
my friend the evenin' finds me a-
C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C______
lone

F______ ______


Em____ Am____ Em____ Am____


G___________ Am___ G____________________ Am___________
Half the time I'm medlin' with a shotgun and a scarecrow
D__________ Bm___ Am_____ C__ F__ C__ F__ C__ F__ C______
my friend the evenin' finds me alone


F_______________ Bb___ F_______
Wake up take down all I have
Bb_________ F___________ C______ F________ C____________
for feedin' my calves and the hounds a bayin' at the back door
F__________ Bb________ F________
all day frettin' and stackin' hay
Bb_______ F________ C_____ F_______ C____________
and keep a bed for our corn is dyin' in the fields
C__ F_ C___ F______ C_ F_ C_ F_____ C_ F_ C____ F____ C_ F_ C_________
change from scorchin' sun...... switch the crops for the land to please and it's all on
F________ C_ F___ C_ F___
me


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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:44 pm

She Darked The Sun


G_________ D_________ A________________ G_______ D_______
and with the length of her mind she darked the sun

_____ D_________ D7______ G___________
It was not so long ago maybe just a year or so
__________ D________________________ E_______ A_______
when I was lonely and went lookin' for someone
__________ D____________ D7_________ G_________________
went down south to new Orleans still just searchin' for my dreams
____________ D______ A______________ D_______ ______
that's where I saw her... that's how it all begun


_____ G____________________ D______________
It was there on that night sad for me I know I'm right
_____ G______________________ E_______ A_______
I'll be with you now until my race is run
__________ D_______________ G_________
She walked into my life with her cold evil eyes
___________ D_________ A_______________ D________ ________
and with the length of her mind she darked the sun


D_______ _______ G_______ _______ D_______ _______ E_______ A_______

D_______ _______ G_______ _______ D_______ A_______ D_______ _______


_______ D________________________ G______________
Well my memory cannot speak and Oh lord I'm feelin' weak
____ D________________________ E_______ A_______
but I blame it on the fact that I'm still young
_____ D____________________________ G_______________
and I know it might sound strange there is no way I can change
________ D___________ A______________ D_______ ______
what my fate has laid out for me it's all been done


_____ G____________________ D_______________
It was there on that night sad for me I know I'm right
_____ G______________________ E_______ A_______
I'll be with you now until my race is run
__________ D_______________ G_________
She walked into my life with her cold evil eyes
___________ D_________ A_______________ D_______ _
and with the length of her mind she darked the sun
G_________ D_________ A_______________ G_______ Bb_______ D_____
and with the length of her mind she darked the sun

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Postby LIDog » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:45 pm

As always, the intention is simply to give the basics. Certainly a song like "Doc's Tune" would take a lot more to try and notate. But I think that if you're able to follow what I've put here, you'll be a step closer to learning it.

Feel free to send me a PM if you have any suggestions on how to improve the chords or lyrics. Enjoy!

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She darked the sun

Postby Rip Lee » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:38 am

Goodmornin Dog,

Was just perusing your wonderful chords and lyrics for the first PPL album (you got some lyrics I was never able to figure out!) and was wondering about She Darked the Sun - its a great song but unless I'm losing my mind, I don't think it was on the first album - do you know which one it was on??
P.S. Broke down and bought a turntable this weekend cause I found an copy of Bustin' Out - you can't believe the difference in the album sound (GREAT) from the CD (which sounds like AM radio).. Now I have to find the first album (much harder). Have a great day!!
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Postby LIDog » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:25 am

Hi Rip,

I think I'll have to defer to the very well-informed, prairiedog extraordinaire, and friend to us all, Tom for the lowdown on why this wasn't included on the record, but you're right!

It's currently available on PPL's Greatest Hits, which was where I picked it up. If I'm not mistaken, it was the flip side of the "Woman" single.

Pretty cool song! Worth getting the greatest hits for, I think.

Best,
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Postby Tom » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:13 pm

Hi guys,

Rip, you are right, the LP's do have a different sound to them, obviously they took a slightly different approach when mixing them. Hey what can you do ? I guess considering it's RCA we should be happy it's on CD at all.

Dog, great job as usual. You mentioned Doc's tune ! Boy is that one overlooked, a great little piece of work. They did that at Carnegie Hall in NYC around '72.

As for She Darked The Sun, there is no legitimate reason I ever heard why it was not on the first LP when it was recorded. After all, they only put 8 tunes on it and PPL had more, that's a certainty. It's a great song ,and it's hard to believe it sat collecting dust for a few decades. It's just an educated guess that since PPL was new they simply cut back on the first release, skimped a bit. They sure did put it on what they call the the Greatest Hits though, when they knew it would sell. Not too many bands with PPL's legacy have a greatest hits collection with an unreleased song on it ! That fact alone should tell you about the thought process.

They had another tune called Kentucky Good Girl. That one is also in the bins at RCA, never released. In an interview from 25 years ago, Mike Reilly stated that song along with Tears, Country Song and You're Between Me nailed the PPL style perhaps more than any other songs.It's a shame that tune will not be released.
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