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Chords for Songs
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In a similar layout to the songs page on this site, there follows tables of the chords for the crossBeaTs songs.

The chords for each song are written out in order, but not shown synchronised to any words, so that you have to use your common sense.  You will see that some 'sevenths' have been noted as being optional (ie put in brackets) - this may also be interpreted as 'alternating' with the seventh.  Other times sevenths are missed out altogether, but can still be put in (this should be obvious).  Also some quick, or less obvious, chord changes have been put in brackets or with dashes between them - for example in 'Tears' there is a quick change (Fm-F).  On occasions a chord is repeated on the same line when a new 'phrase' starts - and sometimes it isn't (I have not been entirely consistent, so common sense is needed).  Also, I have not used superscript and subscript, so that chords like 'A47' look awkward - it would have looked neater with superscript and subscript (eg A47 or A47).

The boxes below will explain how you can hear the songs while looking at the chords.  Note that the chords show the keys that we played the songs in. Because of tape speeds, and the fact that we may have tuned the guitars higher or lower on occasions, they may sound higher or lower in the MP3 files. Obviously you can change the keys to make the chords easier - no one in their right mind would play 'Tears' in Eb (but we did - and never used capos in any songs!).  Our preponderence for weird keys came from early learning via a pianist (Tom Cooper) who knew nothing about the guitar, and for whom 'normal' keys were C, F, G, Eb, Bb, Ab.  We learnt songs that had been written for piano, so when we started writing our own songs, we did so in silly keys like Eb.  Only later did we use the 'guitarist' keys of E, D and A etc.

Note that some chords here may be different from the Crossbeats songbook, in which there were one or two mistakes.  Conversely, there may also be a few mistakes in the chords here (typing errors etc), so please let me know if you think something sounds 'wrong'.

 
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t - tune        w - words
MY TESTIMONY
Charlie Alexander (Eric Knowles' cousin who moved to Calgary Canada as a minister in the early 1960s). Not strictly written by the group, this is included here as it is not otherwise available in printed form.
HEAVEN IS MY HOME (March 1963)
John Boyes (t). Words from "Golden Bells"

or

from the (Plessey) CD CB1
THE PLAN (June 1963)
John Boyes

or

from the (live) CD CB2a
   
Verse C F C F C7 F C Am F (F#) G G+5 C F G7 C F G7
  C F C F C7 F C Am F (F#) G G+5 C F G7 C C7
Chorus F C F C F C G7 C

MY JESUS (November 1963)
Doris Frostick (w), Eddie Boyes (t)

or

from the (live) CD CB2a
THINK (November 1963)
Tony Mathias (tw), Eddie Boyes (tw)

or

from the (Plessey) CD CB1
LOVE (January 1964)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (live) CD CB2a
   
Verse G Eb7 G C G D G D7
  G Eb7 G C G D G G7
Chorus C G C A7 D7 A7 D7

HE'S COMING (May 1964)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (live) CD CB4
I KNOW (July 1964)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB2b
SOMETHING'S MISSIN' (October 1964)
John Millington

or

from the (live) CD CB4
Verse C E7 Am G7 C F C Dm-Fm-G7 Am G7
  C E7 Am G7 C F C Dm-Fm-G7 C C7
Chorus F C F Dm G Dm G(7) Gaug5
Verse Eb Cm Db Bb7 Eb Cm Fm Bb7
  Ab Eb Ab F7 Eb Cm Fm Bb7 Eb B7-Bb7
Chorus Bb7 Cm-G7-Cm F7 Bb Bbaug5
  Eb G Cm Eb7 Ab Bb7 Eb Bb7 Eb Ab Eb
Verse E(7) A(7) E(7) G F E(7) B7-F
  E(7) A(7) E(7) G F E(7) G-G#
Chorus A E(7) G-G# A F#7 B7-F

TEARS (August 1964)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
DO YOU REMEMBER (Autumn 1964)
John Millington (tw), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
ONLY GOD'S SON (December 1964)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (hall) CD CB3
Verse Cm Fm D7 G7 Cm Fm G7 Cm Bb7
  Eb Bb7 Cm Abm Eb Bb7 Cm
Chorus Eb Bb7 Bbm7 Eb7 Ab
  Abm Eb C7 (Fm-F) Bb7
  Cm G Cm G
End Cm G Cm G C
Verse C Am F G(7) C Am F G(7)
  C AM F G(7) C Am F G(7) Am G(7)
Chorus F D G E E7 A (Ab)
  G E F D G
Finale C Am F Ab C (last line of music)
Intro Am Eb7-D7 Am Eb7-D7
Verse G Em Am Eb7-D7
  G Em Am Am7-B7
  C Cm G E Am Am7-D7 G (link Em to verse 2)
Chorus (F#) F E Am (7) A(7) D (C#) C D
  C Cm G E Am Am7-D7 G (link Em to verse 3)

HE WAITS (Spring 1965)
Tony Mathias (tw), Eddie Boyes (tw)

or

from the (live) CD CB4
HE WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO (February 1965)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB4
MANY TIMES (Early 1965)
John Millington

or

from the (live) CD CB2c
Verse C F C G7 C C7 F C Am Dm Fm-G7 C
Chorus G7 C G7 C C7 F B7 C F C G7
Verse F Am6 Cdim Gm Bbm C7
  F Am6 Cdim Gm Bbm C7
  Bb F Bb F (C7 to verse 2)
Chorus C7 C#7 Dm-A7-Dm C7 C#7 Dm-A7-Dm A7
  Dm G C7 F (C7 to verse)
 

ARE YOU AFRAID? (July 1965)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
IF ONLY (August 1965)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (live) CD CB7
WHAT YOU'RE LOOKIN' FOR (October 1965)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB4
Intro A E A E
Verse B7 E B7 E
  A E E7 A E C#7 F# B7 A E A E
Chorus G C G C B7 (to intro)
Verse A G-G7 E7 A G-G7 E7 D A
  A G-G7 E7 A G-G7 E7 D A
Chorus C#m Bm E7 A C#m D B7 E47-E7-E9-E E7
Verse Eb Bbm Eb Ab Eb Bbm Eb Ab
  Ab Fm Bb49-Bb7 (A)
  Ab Fm Bb49-Bb7
Chorus Cm Ab Eb G Cm Ab D7 Bb7

CRAZY MIXED-UP GENERATION (November 1965)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
IT DON'T REALLY MATTER (December 1965)
John Millington (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB4
I'M ONLY ME (January 1966)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (hall) CD CB3
Verse E A E B(7) E A B(7) (x 2 or x 3)
Chorus Dm G C Am Dm G F#m B(7) F#m B(7)
Intro E Bm G B7
Verse E E7 A A7 E E7 A A7
  D E F#7 B7
Chorus G#m A F# B7 G#m A D F# B7
Verse C7 F7 C7 F7 G7 C7 F-F#-G7 (x 2)
Chorus Ab C Ab Bb G7

TIME (January 1966)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
PITY ME (March 1966 - song written for Feed the Minds)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the CD CB3
BACK WHERE YOU BELONG (March 1966)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
Intro G13 Gaug5
Verse C Cdim Dm G7 C Cdim Dm G7
  Am C F Fm Ab G C G13 Gaug5
  C Cdim Dm G7 C Cdim Dm G7
  Am C F Fm Ab G C E
Chorus A A7 D G G7 C E
  A A7 D G G7 C
 
Verse G Dm F-F F-F# G
  G Dm F-F F-F# G
  Cmaj7 D G C D Cmaj7 D G (C D to verse 2)
Link C G C A D
Chorus A D G G#-A
  A D G Am7 D(4,2) D D7
End G Dm Eb9 D9 G6

POWER (March 1966)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (hall) CD CB3
DO NOT DISTURB (May 1966)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
FORGIVE ME (June 1966)
Tony Mathias (tw), Eddie Boyes (tw)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
Verse E6 E A6-A E A6-A E E6 E F#7 B47
  E6 E A6-A E A6-A E B47 E6
Chorus Db Gb Db Gb Db Db-D-Eb Ab Eb Ab F#7 B47
  (D2/C is D2 with C in the bass)
Intro D D2/C ( x n)
Verse D G A Bm E7 A7 D D2/C D D2/C
  D G A Bm E7 A7 D D2/C D D7
Chorus F#7 G A7 D G D G D G F#7 Bm A7
  (Link at end uses a B7 to E7 A D)
Verse C B7 C F C Cmaj7 C7 F C B7 G7 C C7
Chorus F C F D G F D G C B7 G Ab Bb C

CHANGE (August 1966)
John Millington (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Eric Knowles (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
GOD'S NOT TO BLAME (June 1966)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Tony Mathias (w)
STEP ASIDE (September 1966)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
Verse C7 Ab7 C7 A7 D7 G7 C7 A7-Ab7-G7
Chorus Eb Ab Bb7 Cm Fm Gm Ab Bb7
  Cm Gaug5 G G7
Only a faint recollection of this song as yet
Intro E E(7) C B(7) E E(7) C B(7)
Verse E E(7) C B(7) E E(7) C B(7)
  E A B-C-B E E7
  A D A D F# B(7)
Chorus C#m E C#m E C#m F#
  E Abm A B C B E

BUSY MAN (Late 1966)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
STOP STOP (Early 1967)
Sam Pennington

The only available recording is from a tape made for John and Brenda Courtie when they were transcribing the music for the songbook.

from the Courtie tape
SNOW COVERED MOUNTAINS (January 1967)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (CBS) CD CB14
  Only a faint recollection of this song as yet
  (F shape with open top string and slide between 3rd and 1st fret)
Intro G6 Fmaj7 G6 Fmaj7
Verse G6 Fmaj7 G6 G7 C Cm G
  G6 Fmaj7 G6 G7 C Cm G E
  Am Em C D G6 Fmaj7 G6 Fmaj7
Chorus F C Em C D F C D
  F C Em C D

MR PRETEND (Spring 1967)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (live) CD CB7
ABOUT LOVE (July 1967)
Sam Pennington (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB7
TASTE THE BETTER LIFE (Around 1967)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w)
    Only a faint recollection of this song as yet

ASK YOURSELF A LITTLE QUESTION (August 1967)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB7
INSIDE A DREAM (December 1967)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Eric Knowles (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB7
I LOOK UP TO HIM (December 1967)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB7
     

IS IT SO HARD? (DON'T YOU KNOW?) (January 1968)
Sam Pennington (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (live) CD CB10
PEACE OF MIND (February 1968)
Tony Mathias (tw), Eddie Boyes (tw)

or

from the (home) CD CB11
MISTY THE SKY (February 1968)
Sam Pennington (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or   

from the (home) CD CB11
     

HOPE FOR THE WORLD (July 1968)
Tony Mathias (tw), Eddie Boyes (tw)

or


from the CD CB7
STEP OF FAITH (July 1968)
Tony Mathias (tw), Eddie Boyes (tw)

or

from the CD CB7
IF I HAVE TO (October 1968)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (live) CD CB10
     

STEP INTO A LIFE WORTHWHILE (January 1969)
Tony Mathias (tw), Eddie Boyes (tw)

or

from the (live) CD CB9
6 AM (April 1969)
Sam Pennington (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (home) CD CB11
CLOCKWORK PEOPLE (Early 1969)
Joe Roberts

or

from the (live) CD CB10
     

UPON REFLECTION (SITTING ALONE BY THE FIRE (Early 1969)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
SEE ALL THE PEOPLE (Early 1969)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB11
ROMANS 8 (August 1969)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB11
     

THIS MANKIND (Early 1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
BORN TO DIE (Early 1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
I DO BELIEVE (Early 1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
     

MAYBE ONE DAY SOON (Early 1970s)
Eddie Boyes (tw), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (home) CD CB11
THEY CAN'T BELIEVE IN WHAT THEY CAN'T SEE (Early 1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
SIMPLE MAN AT HEART (Early 1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
     

WHERE ARE THEY TAKING MY LORD? (Early 1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
OPEN AIR (Early 1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB11
COLOURS (Early 1970s)
Joe Roberts (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Tony Mathias (w)

or

from the (home) CD CB11
     

LORD JESUS (1970s)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB13
ONE WAY (1970s)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB13
COME ON BOARD (1970s)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB13,
     

EVEN THERE (PSALM 139) (1970s)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB11
WELL (1970s)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB13
THE PRODIGAL SON (1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB13
     

BE IN MY THOUGHTS (January 1975)
Eddie Boyes

or

from the (home) CD CB13
HE'S MY SON (January 1975)
Sam Pennington (tw), Eddie Boyes (w), Tony Mathias (w)

See the Crimson Connection web site
BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK (1970s)
Eddie Boyes
     

IN MERRY ENGLAND (1970s)
Sam Pennington

or

from the (home) CD CB13
   
     

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