On and on    (video)

 

    G - Em - G - Em (2x)

 

   G                     Em                 - G             Em

1.    Down in Jamaica they got       lots of pretty women,

G                    Em                     - Am                      D

    steal your money then they           break your heart.

G                    Em                G                 Em

    Lonesome Sue, she's in love with ol' Sam,

            Am                      D          - G                Em

    she take him from the fire into       the fryin' pan.

 

            Am                 D

On and on, she just keeps on trying,

G                                             E

    and she smiles when she feels like crying,

Am                         D                G

on and on, on and on, on and on.

 

+  G - Em - G - Em

 

    G                Em               - G                     Em

2.      Poor ol' Jimmy sits al.......one in the moonlight,

G                Em               - Am             D

    saw his woman kiss a.......nother man.

G                        Em                          G                 Em

    So he takes a ladder, steals the stars from the sky,

Am                 D              G        Em

    puts on Sinatra and starts to cry.

 

            Am               D

On and on, he just keeps on trying,

G                                         E

    and he smiles when he feels like crying,

Am                         D                G

on and on, on and on, on and on.

 

+  G - Em - G - Em

 

                     - Am                        Bm

+  When the         first time is the last time,

                Am           D        G

    it can make you feel so bad.

                       Am       Bm

    But if you know it, show it,

     Em       A               Am       D            Am

    hold on tight, don't let her say "Goodnight."

 

+  G - Em - G - Em (2x)

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    G                Em                      G               Em

3. I got the sun on my shoulders and my toes in the sand,

G                      Em                      - Am             D

    my woman's left me for some           other man.

                - G              Em                 G                    Em

    Ah, but        I don't care, I'll just dream and stay tanned,

Am                    D                  - G               Em

    toss up my heart and see        where it lands.

 

            Am             D

On and on, I just keep on trying,

G                                 E

    and I smile when I feel like crying,

Am                          D               G

on and on, on and on, on and on.

 

+  G - Em - G - Em

 

                 Am             D                G    - Em - G - Em

+  On and on, on and on, on and on.

                 Am             D                G    - Em - G - Em

    On and on, on and on, on and on.

              G     - Em - G

    Ooh ooh.

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (Stephen Bishop)