Keep on singing    (video)

 

   D

Keep on singing, don't stop singing,

            Em

you're gonna be a star someday,

  A                                         A7

you're gonna make a lot of people happy,

                   G                           D

when they come to hear you play.

 

        D                                         Em

1. I don't remember Mama, she died when I was born,

          A                                                 G                                   D

    we lived in a one room shanty, but daddy tried to make it a home.

              D                                                  Em

    When I was only six years old I started singing in the streets,

       A

    people would throw me pennies,

                      G                                     D

    so I could help Daddy make ends meet. He said ...

 

   D

Keep on singing, don't stop singing,

            Em

you're gonna be a star someday,

  A                                         A7

you're gonna make a lot of people happy,

                   G                           D

when they come to hear you play.

                 D

He said, keep on singing, keep the bells a-ringing,

                    Em

spread the music from town to town,

             A                            A7

there's not enough love in this old world,

           G                        D

so spread your song around.

 

                D                                     Em

2. By the time I was 10 years old I had a little rock ‘n’ roll band,

       A                              A7                  G                      D

    Daddy's eyes were growing dim, but I didn't understand.

     D                                            Em

    He would be so proud of me, each time he'd hear us play,

          A                         A7                      G                              D

    at night he'd pull me to his side and Daddy would always say.

 

+  CHORUS           (orig. moves up half a note to capo 2nd here)

 

            D                                           Em

3. We didn't have much money, but things didn't seem so bad,

        A                        A7                                G                      D

    I felt just like the queen of the world when I was with my dad.

        D                                               Em

    Then one rainy April night Daddy called me to his side,

           A                        A7                      G                      D

    he held me with his trembling hands right before he died. He said ...

 

   D

Keep on singing, don't stop singing,

            Em

you're gonna be a star someday,

  A                                         A7

you're gonna make a lot of people happy,

                   G                           D

when they come to hear you play.

                 D

He said, keep on singing, keep the bells a-ringing,

                    Em

spread the music from town to town,

             A                            A7

there's not enough love in this old world

           G                        D

so spread your song around.

 

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 3rd here)

 

+  CHORUS ...

 

(orig. = capo 1st, video = capo 7th)    (Helen Reddy)