Songs of Great Cities

Detroit skyline
Detroit skyline (Photo credit: Bernt Rostad)


 




     Songs of Great Cities







DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

Recorded by Hank Thompson Music by Don Swander and Words by June Hershey, 1941

 [D] The stars at night - are big and bright (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [A] TEXAS The prairie sky - is wide and high (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [D] TEXAS. The Sage in bloom - is like perfume (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [A] TEXAS Reminds me of - the one I love (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [D] TEXAS. The cowboys cry - ki-yip-pie-yi (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [A] TEXAS The rabbits rush - around the brush (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [D] TEXAS. The coyotes wail - along the trail (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [A] TEXAS The doggies bawl - and bawl and bawl (clap, clap, clap, clap) DEEP IN THE HEART OF [D] TEXAS.
 
 You can also play just 2 chords with this song, C and G7.
 From the album:  Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley Boys
                 at the State Fair Of Texas

 Detroit City

Words and music by Danny Dill and Mel Tillis, 1963

(chorus)
            D                G    D            A       D
I wanna go home, I wanna go home, oh Lord, I wanna go home,




(verse 1)
      D               A                D
Last night I went to sleep in Detroit city,
        A                   A7                D
and I dreamed about those cotton fields back home,
     G                         D
I dreamed about my mama, dear old papa, sister and brother,
 E                                     A              A7
dreamed about that girl who has been waiting for so long,

 

(chorus)
            D                G    D            A       D
I wanna go home, I wanna go home, oh Lord, I wanna go home,



      
(verse 2)
       D              A               D
Some folks think I'm big in Detroit city,
           A             A7                     D
from the letters that I write, they think I'm fine,
        G                        D
But by day I make the cars, by night I make the bars,
    E                                 A - A7
if only they could read between the lines,

 

(chorus)
            D                G    D            A       D
I wanna go home, I wanna go home, oh Lord, I wanna go home,
            D                G    D            A       D
I wanna go home, I wanna go home, oh Lord, I wanna go home,
            D                G    D            A       D
I wanna go home, I wanna go home, oh Lord, I wanna go home, 
 
You can also play the song with C, G7, F and D7 chords.
 
Galveston 

Words and Music by Bob West, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch and Berry Gordy, Jr., 1970

G             C   D7 G                      G7        C      Am7
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea winds blowin'
  D7     G                  C     Am7 
I still see her dark eyes glowin'
            D7  Em      C                G   
She was twenty-one when I left Galveston




G             C   D7 G                      G7        C       Am7 
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing
      D7  G                 C      Am7 
While I watch the cannons flashing
        D7  Em       C                 G 
I clean my gun and dream of Galveston




Bb                       C       Bb     C
I still see her standing by the water
Dm                             Bb
Standing there lookin' out to sea
            Gm       C7       F
And is she waiting there for me?
        Am             Dm      Gm     C   D7
On the beach where we used to run




G             C  D7  G             G7       C     Am7
Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying
       D7 G                    C     Am7 
Before I dry the tears she's crying
         Em                    C     Bm     Am7   
Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun
         E   C          G 
At Galveston, at Galveston
 
Georgia On My Mind 

Words by Hoagy Carmichael and Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell, 1930
 
Intro:

F              A7            D7     D7/5+   D7  G9     C7
Melodies bring memories that linger in      my  heart

F             A+ A7  Dm       G7     C#dim  C13    F      C7/5+
Make me think of Georgia. Why did we ev-----er     part?

F                   A7                D7      D7/5+   D7  G9    C7
Some sweet day when blossoms fall and all the world's a   song

F            A+ A7  Dm         G7           C#dim   C13  F
I'll go back to Georgia 'cause that's where I       be---long



Verse (in most versions, the songs start's right here):

F        A7      Dm             Gm
Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through

Bbm     F         E7         Gm      G9 C7 F     F#dim
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind

Gm7            C7/5+
(Georgia on my mind)


         F        A7      Dm         Gm
I said a Georgia, Georgia, a song of you

Bbm      F         E7       Gm        G9      C13 F      Eb9
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines



Bridge:

Dm       Gm6     Dm      Bb7  Dm      Gm6      Dm7   G7
Other arms reach out to me.   Other eyes smile tenderly

Dm             Gm6    Dm7       E7     Am         F#dim Fm6  Am    C7
Still in the peaceful dreams I see the road leads back  to   you



Verse;

       F           A7      Dm          Gm
I said Georgia, oh Georgia, no peace I find

Bbm     F         E7         Gm     G9  C13  F    Dm   Gm7  C13 C7/5+    
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind



Bridge:

Dm       Gm6     Dm      Bb7  Dm      Gm6      Dm7   G7
Other arms reach out to me.   Other eyes smile tenderly

Dm             Gm6    Dm7       E7     Am         F#dim Fm6  Am    C7
Still in the peaceful dreams I see the road leads back  to   you



Verse:

       F           A7      Dm          Gm
I said Georgia, oh Georgia, no peace I find

Bbm     F         E7         Gm     G9  C13  F    Dm   Gm7  C13 C7/5+    
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind
  
An easier version would be to play these chords: F, A7, Dm, Gm, C, C7, E7...

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Words bu Douglass Cross and Music by George Cory, 1954

    Bm7           Amaj7           D      D9    Amaj7 
The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay 
      Bm7          F#m    Bm7/5-     Cº        E7 
The glory that was Rome is  of  an - oth - er day 
           Fº                       Bm7/5-    Amaj7      F#m7 
I've been terribly alone and for - got -ten in Man - hat - ten 
  D        Bm7      Bm7/5-  Cº        E7 
I'm going home to my city    by  the bay. 
 
A  Fº    Cº    Amaj7   Cº    Am7     F#m     Bm    Bm7M 
I  left  my  heart             in San Francisco 
           E     Bm7/5-    E7     Cº       Amaj7    Fº    Amaj7 
High on a hill,                it calls to me 
E7 Bm7/5-    Amaj7   Bm7/5- Amaj7     Cº     Amaj7 
To  be where little cable cars 
 F#m   C#m             G#7 
Climb halfway to the stars 
             A       B7        E7 
The morning fog may chill the air, 
Fº         E7 
I   don't care. 
 
 
A  Fº    Cº    Amaj7  Cº   Am7   F#m      Bm   Bm7M 
My love waits there,        in San Francisco, 
Bm7  D9       E7  Bm7/5-  E7      Bm7/5-  F#7   Gº    F#7 
A - bove the blue             and windy  sea 
F7  F#7      Bm7   Fº            A       Amaj7    F#m 
When I come home to you, San Francisco, 
    F#m/E D  D9        E6   E7/6  A    Cº   Fº   Amaj7
Your golden sun will shine  for  me.
 
Or you could play these chords: Dm, C, E, Am, D, G7, Fm, Cm,D7, A7, E7
 
Kansas City 

Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, 1959

A
1.I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come,

             D                                A
I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come.

A             E
They got some pretty little women there,

    D                A    E-E7
And I'm gonna get me one.



  A
2.I'm gonna be standin' on the corner,


Twelfth Street and Vine.

             D
I'm gonna be standin' on the corner,

                   A
Twelfth Street and Vine.

A       E
With my Kansas City baby,

      D                     A     E
And a bottle of Kansas City wine.


   A
3. Well, I might take a plane,


I might take a train,

    A7
But if I have to walk, I'm goin' there just the same.

             D                                A
I'm goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come.

A             E
They got some crazy little women there,

    D                A    E-E7
And I'm gonna get me some.



REPEAT VERSE 3.
 
You can also play the song in the key of C, using the chords C, F, and G7. 

Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

By Henry Creamer and J. Turner Layton

C7                       Gm7 C7
Well, way down yonder in New Orleans 
F
in the land of the dreamy scenes.
C7                        Gm7 C7          F      
there's a Garden of Eden, you know what I mean.

#2.
      C7                 Gm7      C7    F
Yeah, Creole babies with flashin' eyes, softly 
                    F
whisper with tender sighs..
             F7
And then you stop..oh, won't you give your 
     Bb6     F7     Bb6   A7 Ab7
lady fair, a little smile.
             G7 
And then you stop..you bet your life you'll 
       C7       Cdim   C7
linger there, a little while.

#3.
      F                     Dm             F
Yeah, there is Heaven right here on Earth, with 
                Db7
those beautiful queens..
      F        F#dim7    Gm7 C7  F     C
yeah, way down yonder in New Or..leans.

(Whooo!)

(INTERLUDE:) C F C

#4.
C7                       Gm7 C7
Well, way down yonder in New Orleans 
F
in the land of the dreamy scenes.
C7                        Gm7 C7          F      
there's a Garden of Eden, you know what I mean.

#5.
      C7                 Gm7      C7    F
Yeah, Creole babies with flashin' eyes, softly 
                    F
whisper with tender sighs..
             F7
And then you stop..oh, won't you give your 
     Bb6     F7     Bb6   A7 Ab7
lady fair, a little smile.
             G7 
And then you stop..you bet your life you'll 
       C7       Cdim   C7
linger there, a little while.

#6.
      F                     Dm             F
Yeah, there is Heaven right here on Earth, with 
                Db7
those beautiful queens..
      F        F#dim7    Gm7 C7  F
yeah, way down yonder in New Or..leans...Yeah!

OUTRO:  C F (x4) (Fade.)


You can use these chords: G7, C, F, D7, G, Fm...
 
I realize there are many other songs about great cities, like:
 
 
Alabamy Bound
Beautiful Ohio
Blue Hawaii
Back Home Again In Indiana
Jersey Bounce
Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis
Mississippi Mud
Moon Over Miami
On Broadway
Pennsylvania Polka
Seattle
Sidewalks Of New York
26 Miles (Santa Catalina)
 
Was your city mentioned here?
 
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