‘Cinderella'

Words and music by Larry Burnett
(from the album “FireFall”)

(Note: This song is played in a modal D tuning. Both the high and low E strings are tuned down to D. The Dm9 is played like an Am, with the middle finger of the left hand picked up, leaving the G string open. G is a different form also, because of the modal tuning. Play G by fretting the fifth fret on both the low D and A strings.)

 

VERSE-

LAST DECEMBER I MET A GIRL, SHE TOOK A LIKIN’ TO ME

SAID SHE LOVED ME, BUT SHE DIDN'T KNOW THE MEANIN' OF THE WORD

SHE IMAGINED LOVE TO BE GRAND, ME HOLDIN' HER HAND AND

WISPERIN' SWEET THINGS AND, COOIN' SOFTLY LIKE A SONGBIRD

THEN ONE MORNIN' SHE CAME TO ME, WITH A TEAR IN HER EYE AND A

SIGH ON HER BREATH LORD SHE SAID, "HON, I'M HEAVY WITH CHILD"

I SAID "GOD DAMN GIRL CAN'T YOU SEE, THAT I'M BREAKIN' MY BACK

JUST TRYIN' TO KEEP MY HEAD ABOVE WATER, AND IT'S TURNIN' ME WILD

CHORUS-

CINDERELLA CAN'T YOU SEE, DON'T WANT YOUR COMPANY

YOU BETTER LEAVE THIS MORNIN' LEAVE TODAY,

TAKE YOUR LOVE AND YOUR CHILD AWAY

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO; NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO;

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO; NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO;

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO; NO, NO, NO, NO, NO

WOH, WOH, WOH...ETC. WOH, WOH, WOH, NO

VERSE-

ROCKIN' CHAIR ON THE FRONT PORCH, AND I'M THINKIN' ABOUT ALL THE

THINGS THAT I DID AS A YOUNG MAN, NOW THAT I'M OLD 

I REMEMBER HER AND THE BOY, DID HE HAVE ALL THE TOYS AND THE JOYS

THAT A YOUNG MAN SHOULD HAVE, BEFORE HE GETS TOO OLD

 

CINDERELLA COULDN'T YOU SEE, I DIDN'T WANT YOUR COMPANY

SHOULDA LEFT THAT MORNIN', LEFT THAT DAY, TOOK YOUR LOVE AND YOUR CHILD

AWAY

 

 


‘You Are the Woman’

Words and music by Rick Roberts
(from the album “FireFall”)

 

CHORUS-

YOU ARE THE WOMAN THAT I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF,

I KNEW IT FROM THE START

I SAW YOUR FAVE AND THAT'S THE LAST I'VE SEEN OF MY HEART

VERSE-

IT'S NOT SO MUCH THE THINGS YOU SAY TO ME

IT'S NOT THE THINGS YOU DO

IT'S HOW I FEEL EACH TIME YOU'RE CLOSE TO ME

THAT KEEPS ME CLOSE TO YOU 

CHORUS-

IT'S NOT SO MUCH YOUR PRETTY FACE I SEE

IT'S NOT THE CLOTHES YOU WEAR

IT'S MORE THAT SPECIAL WAY YOU LOOK AT ME

THAT ALWAYS KEEPS ME THERE, WOH-OH

 

CHORUS, then GUITAR SOLO over CHORUS

 

IT'S HARD TO TELL YOU ALL THE LOVE I'M FEELIN'

THAT'S JUST NOT MY STYLE

YOU GOT A WAY TO SET MY SENSES REELIN'

CHORUS: -

EVERY TIME YOU SMILE, WOH 

YOU ARE THE WOMAN THAT I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF,

I KNEW IT FROM THE START

I SAW YOUR FACE AND THAT'S THE LAST I'VE SEEN OF MY HEART

OF MY HEART, OOH, WOH MY HEART


‘Mexico’ 

Words and music by Rick Roberts
(from the album “Firefall”)

(Note: The Fmaj7 and G6 forms in this song are played as they are in “Just Remember I Love You.” And for those of you hard-cores, on the record the high E string was tuned down a full step to D.)

 

LAST NIGHT IS SNOWED FOR THE FIRST TIME, EVERYTHING'S COVERED IN WHITE

HOW MANY MONTHS TILL THE SPRINGTIME, IT'S A LONG WINTER'S NIGHT

I HAVE TO GO, I FEEL I'M SINKIN'

I JUST DON'T KNOW, BUT I CAN'T STOP THINKIN'

MEXICO

SOMEWHERE THAT'S CLOSE TO THE OCEAN, SOMEWHERE THAT'S WARM AND ALIVE

SOMEWHERE TO SLEEP IN THE OPEN, WITH THE SUN IN MY EYES

I HAVE TO GO, I FEEL I'M SINKIN'

I JUST DON'T KNOW, BUT I CAN'T STOP THINKIN'

MEXICO

SOLO (Over verse)

WINTER WIND BLOWIN', AND LORD BUT THEY SING

SUMMER WIND SING TO ME, PROMISE ME EVERYTHING

BLUE SKIES AND SUSHINE WHEREVER I GO

SWEET SENORITAS ARE, WAITING TO LOVE ME I KNOW

MEXICO, MEXICO, MEXICO


‘Piece of Paper’

By Larry Burnett
(from the album “Firefall”)

 

WELL, I'M NO MAN OF LETTERS

FEEL LIKE NO MAN AT ALL

WELL I HAD ONE TO OFFER, AN'

YOU JUST TOOK HIM THAT'S ALL

THAT YOU COULD DO FOR ANOTHER MAN

WHO HAD SOMETHIN' TO GIVE

TAKE WHAT THE BOY'S GOT

AND LEAVE HIM DYIN' TO LIVE

 

WITH HIS PIECE OF PAPER

PEACE OF MIND

IF I CAN PIECE TOGETHER

WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND

 

REMEMBER THAT PLACE THAT YOU

LEFT ME THAT TIME

WELL I'M CALLIN' FROM THERE

DIDN'T CRY, DIDN'T DIE

 

DON'T KNOW WHY I BELIEVED YOUR LIE

THAT I HEARD BEFORE IN THE RULES OF THE GAME

YOU CAN LOSE JUST THE SAME

WELL I'M STILL FEELIN' BETTER

AND I HOPE THAT IT DON'T TAKE TOO LONG

 

I HEARD STORIES ABOUT MEN WHO

JUST LEAVE AND STAY GONE

BUT THERE'S TOO MUCH TO LIVE WITH

AND THERE'S VERY LITTLE WRONG

BEIN' SATISFIED, SINGIN' ON

WITH ONE MORE SONG

WITH MY PIECE OF PAPER
 

CHORUS-

YOU'VE GOT ME THINKING OF YOU, ALWAYS

EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT

AND WHEN I'M THINKIN' OF YOU, ALWAYS

I WANT YOU MORE THAN LIFE


‘Dolphin’s Lullaby’

by Rick Roberts & Firefall
(from the album “FireFall”)

 

CLOSE YOUR WEARY EYES AND DRIFT AWAY IT'S ALRIGHT

I'LL BE HERE UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAY BRINGS THE LIGHT

I CAN SING A LULLABY THEY SANG FOR ME

WHEN I WAS JUST YOUR SIZE

JUST A LITTLE POEM WITH A MELODY

TO SHUT THOSE SLEEPY EYES

 

SINGING DOLPHINS  OVER THE OCEAN

WHERE IT'S CLEAR AND IT'S DEEP

HELP THE WAVES WITH YOUR GENTLE MOTION

ROCK THIS CHILD TO SLEEP

 

MAY SAILING SHIPS AND SECRETS FILL YOUR DREAMS WITH DELIGHT

ANYTHING YOU WANT IS YOUR'S FOR FREE FOR THE NIGHT

I WON'T LET NO BAD DREAMS COME AND BOTHER YOU

JUST PUT YOUR TRUST IN ME

I'LL BE STANDING BY TO KEEP WATCH ON YOU

WHILE YOU'RE AWAY AT SEA

 

SINGING DOLPHINS  OVER THE OCEAN

WHERE IT'S CLEAR AND IT'S DEEP

HELP THE WAVES WITH YOUR GENTLE MOTION

ROCK THIS CHILD TO SLEEP

 

YOU GOT TO ROCK THIS CHILD

YOU GOT TO ROCK THIS CHILD TO SLEEP

 

YOU GOT TO ROCKABYE MY BABY

ROCKABYE MY BABY ROCKABYE


(On disc – 1976 ATLANTIC RECORDS / On CD – 1993 RHINO RECORDS)