Cummings Burton - Your Backyard Chords & Tabs

 

Your Backyard Chords & Tabs

Cummings Burton Chords & Tabs

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Your Backyard Tab

   
YOUR BACKYARD
Burton Cummings


Transcribed by Steve Garner (s_garner@hotmail.com)


Intro: G

|------------------|
|------------------|    This quick little riff is
|------------------|    played during the last two
|------------5-----|    bars of the intro.
|------------------|
|--3h5--6h7--------|


Verse 1:

	     G
I wrote you long love letters
         C		    G
Mama, I sent 'em on day by day
				     D
I need you now even more than I did before
	    G
But as I'm lookin' here's your daddy
	       C	       G
Comin' with a big ol' shotgun too
		D		       G   C   G
My lovin' situation lookin' mighty poor


Chorus 1:

	      G
So if you're really wonderin'
          C		   G
What I'm doin' in your backyard
				     D
I told you baby, I'd beat it home so soon
               G
But if you're really worried
               C                 G
About what I'm doin' in your backyard
                      D				     G   C   G
Come out later, I'll show you by the light of the moon.


Verse 2:

	     G
I had some dreams and fortunes ready
      C               G
Mama, I got carried away
 				       D
And lookin' back even more than I did before
            G
But as I'm keepin' creepin' hidin' and sleepin'
	      C			     G
There's your daddy with the shotgun too
	        D		         G   C   G
My lovin' situation ain't nothin' but poor


Chorus 2:

		G
So if you're really worried
	        C	         G
'Bout what I'm doin' in your backyard
					   D
I told you baby, I was beatin' it home so soon
	        G
But if you're really worried
                C	          G
About what I'm doin' in your backyard
			  D			      G   C   G
C'mon out later, I'll show you by the light of the moon


(THE SONG CHANGES KEY AT THIS POINT)

(piano and guitar solos over these chords):

A  D  A  E
A  D  A  E
A  D  A


Verse 3:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/cummings_burton/your_backyard_tab.html ]
N.C.
Baby thinkin' bout it
 A
Really might be wonderin' why I'm standin' here cryin'
	D	          A
Honey lookin' in your backyard
							 E
You worry 'bout nothin', you got nothin' on your mind but me
	    A
But as I'm layin' on my back about
			    D			A
Thinkin' bout summertime, gettin' back all the way
		  E		    A   D   A
Everything I see, honey remindin' me


Verse 4:

			A
C'mon get your lovin' man
			      D			  A
C'mon and get him while he's hot, get him on the run
						  E
Baby hear you're lookin' but really too blind to see, ho hey
			     A
Whatcha gonna think about a wham-bam thank-you ma'am
	   D			  A
Where you goin' on the wildwood trail
	           E		   A   D   A
Everything I see, honey remindin' me


Chorus 3:

				A
Baby might be thinkin' bout a-really livin' back
		D		  A
Layin' back, standin' in your backyard
					  E
I told you baby, I was beatin' it home so soon
	    A
If you're really wonderin'
	  D		    A
What I'm doin' in your backyard
			E			      A   D   A
C'mon out later babe, show you by the light of the moon


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PERFORMANCE NOTES:

The main instrument in this song is actually a piano,
so the chords listed above are actually what the piano
is playing. The guitar plays a steady riff of power
chords throughout the song in this type of pattern:

  G
|---------------------|
|---------------------|     Use the same pattern for all
|---------------------|     the other power chords.
|---------------------|
|--5--5h7--5--5h7-----|
|--3--3----3--3-------|


Here are the positions for each of the power chords:

    G      C      D      A      E
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|----------5------7------------------------|
|---5------3------5------7------2----------|
|---3--------------------5------0----------|

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