Cummings Burton – 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: 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 ---------------------------------------------------------- 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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