John Popper

Blues Traveler
I learned this back when I first got to Cornell,
but my interest was rekindled the other day when
I realized it was acoustic.  It's pretty easy :)

The same progression is used for the whole song. Here it is. INTRO: G C Am D
Once upon a midnight dearie I woke with somethin' in my head I couldn't escape the memory of a phone call and of what you said Like a game show contestant with a parting gift I could not believe my eyes When I saw through the voice of a trusted friend who needs to humor me and tell me lies Yeah humor me and tell me lies And I'll lie too and say I don't mind and as we seek so shall we find And when you're feeling open I'll still be here but not without a certain degree of fear Of what will be for you and me; I still can see things hopefully
CHORUS But you Why you wanna gimme a run-around Yeah it's a sure-fire way to speed things up When all it does is slow me down
And shake my confidence about a great many things But I've been there I can see it cower like a nervous magician waiting in the wings Of a bad play where the hero's right and nobody thinks or expects too much And Hollywood's callin' for the movie rights singin' baby let's keep in touch Hey baby let's keep in touch But I want more then a touch I want you to reach me And show me all the things no one else can see So what you feel becomes mine as well and soon if we're lucky we'd be unable to tell What's yours and mine the fishing's fine And it doesn't have to rhyme so don't you feed me a line
HARMONICA SOLO Play progression 5x
Tra la la bomba dear this is the pilot speaking and I've got some news for you It seems my ship stands no matter what you drop and there ain't a whole lot that you can do Oh sure the banner may be torn and the wind's gotten colder Perhaps I've grown a little cynical But I know no matter what the waitress brings I should drink it and always be full Yeah I will drink it and always be full Oh I like coffee and I like tea; but to be able to enter a final plea I still got this dream that you just can't shake I love you to the point you can no longer take Well all right OK so be that way I hope and pray that there's something left to say
HARMONICA SOLO Play progression 9x Fade out

Created on 8-10-97 by Daniel E. Smith.