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Have Another Drink

A little might be healthy for the body, but what about the mind?

1.
G            D              C                      G       D  C
Have another drink   — the alcohol will free your tongue
G             D                  C            G    D     C
Don't stop to think   — there's far too much left to be sung
C             D           Em                C
Climbin' on a ladder   — touchin' on every rung
   G                D        C                         G   D
No matter where you are,   remember that you haven't begun
2.
G              D           C                      G   D  C
You can be the center   — you don't even have to try
    G           D               C                           G    D  C
The universe is yours   — it's painted on the back of your eyes
C                 D        Em                   C
Don't walk on the water   'til you learn how to fly
G               D         C                      G   D
Don't expect to wake up   perfect as soon as you die
3.
G               D             C                    G      D  C
The fountain of life   — the endless well of personality
G         D              C       G  D  C
Fills the reservoir of   individuality
C           D          Em             C
Overflowing from the   brim of your capacity
G            D               C                    G    D
Have another drink   — that liquid is your guarantee
Mindful Webworks | Best of Spirits | Have Another Drink, page 2
4.
G            D                C              G        D  C
Take another step   — you're running down a corridor
G                  D         C                 G    D  C
When you reach the end you   only find another door
C            D         Em                   C
On the other side is   hiding your more and more
G                  D             C                                G       D
You could stop the walk   — but don't you want to know what's in store?
5.
G                  D          C              G    D  C
Take your sword of hate and   beat it into a plow
G             D           C                            G    D  C
Everything is sacred   — just keep takin' care of the cow
    C           D         Em                       C
The miracle you want as   proof is in the here and now
    G         D        C                         G   D
The final revelation   comes as you continue somehow
6.
G               D            C                     G       D  C
Hard to see the truth   When everything is getting blurred
G               D          C                   G      D  C
Truth cannot be told   And yet I'm sure you've heard
    C         D         Em                     C
The gospel of love   So simple that it seems absurd
G             D            C                           G     D   G
Take the time this time to stop...   and listen to the word.



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Genesis

Some theories of How It All Began are material, some mystical, and some begin with Love.

1.
D            Eb         D          C
Some say the Universe began with a bang
          D             C     Bb
And we're hurtling into outer space
     D              Eb            D            C
They say we'll be recalled to the source of it all
         D             C         Bb
When the galaxies have run their race
             Bb            C             D
Then they'll all become as one and start again
2.
D            Eb         D        C
Some say the Universe began as a thought
       D           C               Bb
And we all have to live inside the dream
     D              Eb            D            C
They say we'll be recalled to the source of it all
        D           C                      Bb
When we understand things aren't what they seem
        Bb             C               D
Then it all becomes as one and starts again
3.
D            Eb         D           C
Some say the Universe begins with a Child
        D                   C               Bb
And the worlds of Light and Life will never end
     D              Eb            D            C
They say we'll be recalled to the Source of us all
        D                  C               Bb
When we find the light within and learn to blend
             Bb        C             D
Then we each become as One and start again



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Suite: Experience: Body; Mind; Spirit

A spiritually oriented medley

[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size

Run to the Preacher, part 1

        Em         D
Can you run to the preacher
        B7         Em
Can you run to the Lord
            Em       D
When you're tired of waiting
            B7        Em
When you're stiff and bored
        Em           D
Can you hear Brother Jesus
    B7           Em
Can you hear the Christ
         Em       D
When you fail the first time
    B7        Em
And won't try twice
   [chorus]
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size
Mindful Webworks | Best of Spirits | Suite: Experience, page 2
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size

Experience (for Mary Jo)

    Em              D
I'm looking for the words to say
   Em               D
To say what's in my mind
    Em            D
The Truth of my experience
     Em             D
What only life will find
      Em            D
There is no message I could make
   Em              D
No meaning I could show
Em              D
Spirits I could not define
    Em               D
Nor how they help me grow
   [chorus]
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size
Em              D
Come and take a walk with me
      Em               D
We'll watch each other live
   Em                D
Perhaps to touch the unseen one
    Em               D
And what there is to give
    Em            D
And if you do not find the one
   Em              D
As we walk hand in hand
   Em                    D
Perhaps you'll touch the one inside
       Em    D     C
You're given to command
   [chorus]
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size
Mindful Webworks | Best of Spirits | Suite: Experience, page 3

Mind and Body

1.
Em          D
Live in the body
   B7             Em
It makes the mind reel
   Em          D
To feel how to think
       B7           Em
And to think how to feel
   Em        D
To touch intuition
    B7         Em
And know the appeal
   Cmaj7
of Unity

Em          D
Live in the body
     B7          Em
It's blowing the mind
   Em           D
To know all the bodies
     B7         Em
That get left behind
Em            D
Each of their moments
        B7       Em
Watched in the unwinding
   Cmaj7
of Unity
   [chorus]
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size
Mindful Webworks | Best of Spirits | Suite: Experience, page 4
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size

Bethlehem Babe and Atom Bomb

1.
Em                 D
Bethlehem Babe and Atom Bomb
      D                     Em
Each emerged from the Human Race
  Em              D
Enveloping two philosophies
  D              Em
Opposing face to face
     Em               D
When some final conflagration
           D               Em
Leaves you nowhere left to hide
         Em              D
Will you go and question Jesus
           D              Em
Where He's teaching you inside?

2.
        Em               D
All the stallions of the death-watch
        D             Em
And the furies of our strife
    Em              D
Overlaid by his dedication
       D            Em
To the Principal of Life
          Em          D
Can there be a higher question
       D                  Em
Than deciding between the two
Em              D
If mankind's to conquer death
         Em     D       C
Then let living conquer you!
   [chorus]
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size
Mindful Webworks | Best of Spirits | Suite: Experience, page 5

Easter Tune, part 1

C         D
Well over one thousand
Em         C
worshipers saw a
C           D
man who had died and they
Em           C
all stood in awe of a
C          D
message of hope which he
Em            C
brought from above
Cmaj7
We are the children they
D
love
C            D
How much you love is how
Em            C
much you're a Son
C                 D
That's how you're serving the
Em       C
Infinite One
C           D
Part of the character
Em       C
of the Supreme
Cmaj7                   D
You never wake from the Best Dream
   [chorus]
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size

Run to the Preacher, part 2

        Em          D
Can you live in the Spirit
        B7            Em
Can you live with you mind
         Em      D
When you see the truth
          B7            Em
But can't face what you find?
    Em        D
Can you be committed
   B7       Em
To being at One
   Cmaj7                D
If you can't accept the Son?
   [chorus]
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size
Mindful Webworks | Best of Spirits | Suite: Experience, page 6
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size

Easter Tune, part 2

C        D
Jesus is risen He's
Em
risen indeed
C           D
Now that he knows us and
Em
shared in our need
C          D
We are the children
  Em           C
Designed to be one
   Cmaj7
To live with the Son
[Chorus:]
        Em       D
You get unending love
     C
from Paradise
        Em          D
You can blame it on them
           C
But that's just a device
    Em           D
For ignoring the way
       C
You're led to be wise
     Cmaj7
In a universe of
         D
Infinite size
Performed in Mindful Webworkshop #14, 2016 Nov 17.



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Gave My Life Away

When you finally give it all up, that's when you start to get it all

[Intro]
Gm                  Emb5          F     Db C
Gave my life   -- I gave my life away
1.
    Gm       F       C
Got tired of feeling dirty
    Gm            F      C
Got burned out on living sin
Gm          F         C                   Bb
Woke up one morning   wondering where I'd been
          C      Bb               C      Bb
But I was still alive   Yes I was still alive
     Gm                  Emb5         F      Db C
So I gave my life   -- I gave my life away
2.
           Gm       F      C
When I had drunk up all my money
             Gm   F          C
And paid for love out in the street
          Gm     F            C                           Bb
And after living through some scenes   I didn't want to repeat
      C      Bb           C      Bb
I was still alive   I was still alive
     Gm                  Emb5          F      Db C
So I gave my life   -- I gave my life away
Mindful Webworks | Best of Spirits | Gave My Life Away, page 2
3.
         Gm        F      C
I was surprised it was so easy
             Gm         F       C
There wasn't anything I had to do
  Gm     F            C                  Bb
I put my faith in the Father   to see me through
          C      Bb               C      Bb
And I was still alive   Yes I was still alive
           Gm                  Emb5          F      Db C
Although I gave my life   -- I gave my life away
[Bridge]
        Db         Eb            Db              Eb
I'm not asking for anything   He knows all my needs
      Db        Eb           Db      Eb
Gonna follow my spirit   Wherever it leads
    Db           C         Db          C
And thank the Creator   By word and by deeds
Db    Eb      F
   He gave me FREEDOM   (FREEDOM!)
4.
        Gm  F         C
Got no idea what will happen to me
           Gm      F           C
How I will live -- where I can go
      Gm      F     C                                  Bb
But I finally understand that   I don't really need to know
            C      Bb            C       Bb
Because I'm still alive   And at last I'm free
           Gm                         Emb5
Because he gave me life   And he just gave my life
                 F   Db  Eb  F
   right back to me



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Decisions, Decisions

What do you want me to do today, Lord?

F6                        Cmaj7
What did you want me to   do today, Lord?
Bbmaj7                    Am7
What do you want me to    do?

           Bbmaj7                  Am7
I've given up.     Can't figure it out.
    Dm7                    G
I'm turning it over to     you.

      Am7                     Cmaj7
My    mind is yours. I'm an   open book.
            Bbmaj7
I've got    nothing to hide.

               F6                     Dm7
What do you    want me to do, dear    Daddy?
       Bb6         Bb7       F7
And    He said:    Just de-  cide.
2016 Sep 23: Performed in Mindful Webworkshop Episode #7



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