Chet Atkins - Ode To Mel Bay chords

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Ode to Mel Bay - Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel

Tab submitted by: Harold Schaefer
Email: schaefeh_19440@yahoo.com

Intro

Notes:  d ab d b dd b a, ddd e f f#...
Chords: D   D   D   D    A A A B C C#...

[Verse 1]
D GMel Bay, in your manual, you taught us how to hold a pick
D AYou got to hold it in this manner, to play them fancy licks
D GNow we're happily strummin along, and you ought to hear us play
D A7 DAnd I guess we owe it all to you, thanks a lot, Mel Bay
[Chorus]
D G Mel Bay, Mel Bay, we just wanna say
D A DWe wouldn't know what we're doin, if you hadn't shown the way
D GMel Bay, Mel Bay, everytime we play,
D A7 Dwe're always thinking of you, and hope you have a nice day
(Play Red River Valley - badly) Chords: D Notes: a d f#, f# f# f#, e f# e d Chords: D A Notes: a d f#, d f# a, g f# e Chords: D G Notes: a g f#, f# e d, e f# a g Chords: G D A D Notes: b b a, c# d e, f# e d [Verse 2]
D G DOn page 21, you showed us how to play a G
D A7On page 22, you showed us how to play a D
D GBut Lawdy, oh lawdy, we never learned to play an E,
D A7 Dcause someone in the outhouse, stole page 23
[Verse 3]
D GI'm goin down to Goodins, to buy me a ukelele
D A7 I wanna learn to play Gershin, on the uke-le-le
D G I just bought your book, Mel Bay, on how to play the fiddle
D A7 DI can play, on that high string, and those two in the middle
(Play Ode to Mel Bay verse chords and melody - badly) Chords: D Notes: aa a f# d, d d e d f#, Chords: D A Notes: a a b f# d, e e f# g# a Chords: D G Notes: a a b f# d, g g a a# b Chords: D A D Notes: a a a b f# d, e e f# e d [Chorus] - key change (E A B)
E AMel Bay, Mel Bay, we just wanna say
E BWe wouldn't know what we're doin, if you hadn't shown the way
E AMel Bay, Mel Bay, everytime we play,
E B7 Ewe're always thinking of you, Mel Bay, and hope you have a nice day
[Verse 4]
E AWe're available for dances, that wouldn't be a task
E B and ready to sign autographs, if anyone should ask
E AYou know we're gettin better, than we ever thought we could
E B7 EPlease send us another book and we'll play twice as good
[Chorus]
E AMel Bay, Mel Bay, we just wanna say
E B EWe wouldn't know what we're doin, if you hadn't shown the way
E AMel Bay, Mel Bay, everytime we play,
E B7 Ewe always thinking of you and hope you have a nice day
(Play Ode to Mel Bay verse chords and melody - badly) Chords: E Notes: bb b g# e, e e f# e g#, Chords: E B Notes: b b c# g# e, f# f# g# a# b Chords: E A Notes: b b c# g# e, a a b c c# Chords: E B E Notes: b b b c# g# e, f# f# g# f# e [Repeat chorus instrumental]
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