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Your Backyard  Burton Cummings


|------------------| This quick little riff is
|------------------| played during the last two
|------------5-----| bars of the intro.
I wrote you l[G]ong love letters
Mama, I s[C]ent 'em on day by d[G]ay
I need you now even more than I did b[D]efore
But as I'm l[G]ookin' here's your daddy
Comin' with a b[C]ig ol' shotgun t[G]oo
My lovin' situat[D]ion lookin' mighty poor[G]    [C]    [G]
Chorus 1:

So if you're r[G]eally wonderin'
What I'm d[C]oin' in your back[G]yard
I told you baby, I'd beat it home so [D]soon
But if you're r[G]eally worried
About what I'm [C]doin' in your back[G]yard
Come out later, I'll s[D]how you by the light of the moo[G]n.  [C]  

Verse 2:

I had some dr[G]eams and fortunes ready
Mama, [C]I got carried aw[G]ay
And lookin' back even more than I did b[D]efore
But as I'm k[G]eepin' creepin' hidin' and sleepin'
There's your d[C]addy with the shotgun t[G]oo
My lovin' situat[D]ion ain't nothin' but poo[G]r   [C]    [G]

Chorus 2:

So if you're rea[G]lly worried
'Bout what I'm d[C]oin' in your back[G]yard
I told you baby, I was beatin' it home so s[D]oon
But if you're re[G]ally worried
About what I'm d[C]oin' in your backy[G]ard
C'mon out later, I'll show[D] you by the light of the moo[G]n   [C]  


(piano and guitar solos over these chords):

[A]   [D]   [A]                               

Verse 3:

Baby thinkin' bout it
R[A]eally might be wonderin' why I'm standin' here cryin'
Honey lo[D]okin' in your back[A]yard
You worry 'bout nothin', you got nothin' on your mind but[E] me
But as I'm l[A]ayin' on my back about
Thinkin' bout summertime, ge[D]ttin' back all the w[A]ay
Everything I see, [E]honey remindin' me[A]    [D]    [A]

Verse 4:

C'mon get your lovin' ma[A]n
C'mon and get him while he's h[D]ot, get him on the r[A]un
Baby hear you're lookin' but really too blind to s[E]ee, ho hey
Whatcha gonna think about a w[A]ham-bam thank-you ma'am
Where you g[D]oin' on the wildwood tr[A]ail
Everything I see, h[E]oney remindin' m[A]e   [D]    [A]

Chorus 3:

Baby might be thinkin' bout a-re[A]ally livin' back
Layin' back, sta[D]ndin' in your back[A]yard
I told you baby, I was beatin' it home so [E]soon
If you're re[A]ally wonderin'
What I'm d[D]oin' in your backy[A]ard
C'mon out later babe, sh[E]ow you by the light of the moo[A]n   [D]  



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:

|---------------------|     Use the same pattern for all
|---------------------|     the other power chords.

Here are the positions for each of the power chords:

    [G]       [C]       [D]       [A]       [E]                        

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