Original Song – “Six String”

Six String is a song about living one’s dreams and riding that train as far as the tracks and the dream will take you.  In some respects, this song is autobiographical in nature.  I wrote this song as an anthem for my rock ‘n’ roll dreams of performing my songs one day, but that gift wasn’t given to me.  I taught myself to play the guitar and wrote Six String shortly after learning a handful of chords – G, C, D, E and A.  However, the line, “make you a star” is a liberal sprinkling of artistic license to gloss over the fact that I was just a songwriter and not a performer.  I tried to perform my songs, but it wasn’t my talent and didn’t work out.  Yet, my rock ‘n’ roll dreams never died – I’m finally posting the songs I wrote so many years ago – and perhaps one day someone else may sing, “Gonna’ rock my way from New York to LA, From the Motor City down Houston way, Gonna’ pack my dreams in an old Chevrolet, With this six string guitar I’m gonna’ play, Rock & Roll tonight, Rock & Roll all night!”

(Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Six String" - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Six String

“Turn Up The Volume”, Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

  G

I got this guitar just the other day

                                                        C

‘Cause I always wanted to learn how to play

G

Rock & roll music on a six string guitar

                                               C

Pack up my dreams and see how far

                D           E

It’s gonna’ take me

E              D           E

It’s gonna’ take me

E              D           E

It’s gonna’ take me

E              D           E

It’s gonna’ take me

Verse Two:

E         G

Gonna’ rock my way from New York to LA

                                                   C

From the Motor City down Houston way

           G

Gonna’ pack my dreams in an old Chevrolet

                                                     C

With this six string guitar I’m gonna’ play

D               E

Rock & Roll tonight

D                   E

Rock & Roll all night

D               E

Rock & Roll tonight

D               E

Rock & Roll all night

Verse Three:

E G

I talked to a man from a studio

                                                       C

He told me son you got a long way to go

          G

But I’ll take your money and make you a star

                                                     C

If you do it my way you’re gonna’ go far

                 D         E

But I didn’t want it

E              D         E

No I didn’t want it

E                  D         E

I said I didn’t want it

E              D         E

No I didn’t want it

Verse Four:

E               G

I’m gonna’ do it my way make it on my own

                                                       C

Gonna’ Rock & Roll ’till the cows come home

           G

Gonna’ rock on the streets gonna’ play for you

                                                     C

Gonna’ rock all night gonna’ rock for you

                       D          E

And I’m gonna’ make it

E                     D          E

Yes I’m gonna’ make it

E                     D          E

Yes I’m gonna’ make it

E                     D          E

Yes I’m gonna’ make it

E         A

On my own

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