My Biggest Fan

I was sitting on the  sofa practicing the first few notes of Spanish Romance on the guitar when I noticed Jeanne, who was with Michelle at the dining table, looking at me. Then suddenly she started clapping! Beat that Justin Bieber!

I’m Yours

By Jason Mraz

      C
Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
  G
I tried to be chill but your so hot that i melted
  Am                                     F
I fell right through the cracks, and i'm tryin to get back
C
before the cool done run out i'll be givin it my best test
G
and nothin's gonna stop me but divine intervention
Am                             F
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some 

C            G
I won't hesitate no more,
    Am              F
no more, it cannot wait i'm yours 

C                                   G
Well open up your mind and see like me
                                    Am
open up your plans and damn you're free
                                      F
look into your heart and you'll find love love love
C                                                  G
listen to the music at the moment maybe sing with me
                     Am
Ah, la peaceful melody
                                    F
It's your god forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved Loved

Way Back Into Love

by Hugh Grant(?)

Capo 3

Verse 1
G             Em
I've been living with a shadow overhead
G                  Em
I've been sleeping with a cloud above my bed
Am            D
I've been lonely for so long
Am                               D
Trapped in the past, I just can't seem to move on

Verse 2
G                Em
I've been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
G                  Em
Just in case I ever need em again someday
Am          D
I've been setting aside time
Am                          D
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind

Chorus

G           Em              C           G
All I want to do is find a way back into love
G               Em             C             G
I can't make it through without a way back into love
D
Oh oh oh

Verse 3
G                      Em
I've been watching but the stars refuse to shine
G                   Em
I've been searching but I just don't see the signs
Am              D
I know that it's out there
Am                         D
There's got to be something for my soul somewhere

Verse 4
G             Em
I've been looking for someone to shed some light
G                      Em
Not just somebody just to get me through the night
Am               D
I could use some direction
Am                 D
And I'm open to your suggestions

Chorus

G           Em              C             G
All I want to do is find a way back into love
G               Em                       C           G
I can't make it through without a way back into love
Am
And if I open my heart again
C                  D
I guess I'm hoping you'll be there for me in the end

Instrumental
G, Em, G, Em,
Am, G D, Am, G D

Verse 5
G                      Em
There are moments when I don't know if it's real
G                   Em
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
Am             D
I need inspiration
Am                          D
Not just another negotiation

Chorus

G           Em              C             G
All I want to do is find a way back into love
G               Em                        C     G
I can't make it through without a way back into love
Am
And if I open my heart to you
Em
I'm hoping you'll show me what to do
Am
And if you help me to start again
D                                G
You know that I'll be there for you in the end

You and Me

by Lifehouse

G           C
What day is it?
G/F#       G/B
And in what month
Em          D         C
This clock never seemed so alive.
G            C
I can't keep up
G/F#         G/B
And I can't back down
Em   D
I've been losing
C
So much time.

Chorus 1:

G       C
Cause' it's you and me,
G/B
And all other people
C          G
With nothing to do,
C          D
Nothing to lose,

G       C
Cause' it's you and me,
G/B
And all other people,
C            G
And I don't know why,
C             D           C
I can't keep my eyes off of you.

Verse 2:

G          C
What other things
G/F#     G/B
That I wanna say
Em          D          C
Just aren't coming out right.
G            C
I'm tripping on words,
G/F#         G/B
You've got my head spinning
Em          D          C
I don't where to go from here.

Chorus 2:
G       C
Cause' it's you and me,
G/B
And all other people
C         G
With nothing to do,
C         D
And nothing to prove

G       C
And it's you and me,
G/B
And all other people,
C            G
And I don't know why,
C             D           C
I can't keep my eyes off of you.

Bridge:

Em         C
Something about you now,
G       G/B          C
I can't quite figure out,
Em                     D
Everything she does is beautiful,
Em                     C   C/D   Cm  C/D
Everything she does is right.

Chorus 3:

G       C
Cause' it's you and me,
G/B
And all other people
C          G
With nothing to do,
C          D
Nothing to lose,

G       C
And it's you and me,
G/B
And all other people,
C            G
And I don't know why,
C             D           G
I can't keep my eyes off of you...

C
and me,
G/B
And all other people
C         G
With nothing to do,
C         D
And nothing to prove

G       C
And it's you and me,
G/B
And all other people,
C            G
And I don't know why,
C             D           C
I can't keep my eyes off of you.

Last verse:

G           C
What day is it?
G/F#       G/B
And in what month
Em          D         C
This clock never seemed so alive.

My Guitar

When we were kids, my grandfather gave my brother and I a ukelele each. We never got to learn to play those but that didn’t stop us from making like we know how. We even put water-transfer decals on them. That’s how my affair with the guitar family started.

My brother went on to get a series of guitars and learned to play pretty well. I, on the other hand, just borrowed his guitars (and lately, my sister’s 3/4 guitar) and strum a few chords and songs.

But now, I finally go my own guitar! It’s a Karl Hofner HAC 304 Sienna Classical Guitar. It’s an entry-level guitar but it sounds pretty good and the people I consulted about it think so too. It also looks good: clean and no frills. Incidentally, Hofner makes violins too. Is this about as close as I will get to violins? I hope not.

I also got this nifty quick-change capo. At first I thought it’s Kyser capo. But later I realized it was a rip-off called Kayser. So watch out. But then again, it only needs to clamp the strings. How complex can that be? So there shouldn’t be any difference right? At least none that my newbie ears can discern.

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