Outpost 27 Songbook

If you’re bringing an instrument to play at CFT, this thread is for you! Post chords to songs that you want to play & hear played, so everyone can practice them. I’ll print some of the best ones out and bind them so we can use them at camp!

The best songs are songs with simple chords, chord changes, and progressions that anyone can pick up. Bonus points for vocals that lend themselves to being sung in rowdy chorus. And, of course, let’s try to fit the theme! Many songs are a lot more badass if you imagine their lyrics a post-apocalyptic context, so use that as a rule of thumb:

[center]If you’d play it on the stereo of your bite-proofed zombiewagon while tearing down abandoned desert highways,
it probably belongs on this list.[/center]

I’m posting a lot of these as Chordify.net translations with links to chords. Chordify does a decent job, but is sometimes off by a minor, fudges short chord changes, and it doesn’t support a capo. So try to practice what you hear, not necessarily what Chordify shows, and use the other links for clarification and lyrics :]

R.E.M. - It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

“Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom!”

The Soggy Bottom Boys - Man Of Constant Sorrow

“For six long years I been in trouble”

Led Zeppelin - The Battle Of Evermore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGAKeHQUx-U (Chordify does a shit job on this one)
“The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath”

The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes

http://chordify.net/chords/the-shins-we-will-become-silhouettes-music-video-daniel-greene (The Shins version)
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/shins/we_will_become_silhouettes_crd.htm (The Shins version)
“All the news reports recommended that I stay indoors”

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - Pancho and Lefty

“Pancho needs your prayers it’s true, but save a few for Lefty too”

The Band - The Weight

“It’s just old Luke, and Luke’s waiting on Judgement Day”

The Beatles - Revolution 1

“Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright”

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/beatles/yellow_submarine_ver4_crd.htm (Recorded version tuned 1/2-step down)
“So we sailed up to the sun, 'til we found the sea of green”

Belle & Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/belle_and_sebastian/get_me_away_from_here_im_dying_crd.htm (Capo 1)
“We don’t stand a chance!”

The Lonesome Drifter - Home On The Wastes

“Where the mole rat and the fire gecko play”

ABBA - Fernando

“We were young and full of life and, none of us, prepared to die”

Post your suggestions down below :3

Added to the list:

Potoroo - Cannibal Campout

Monty Python - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life