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Crazy Love (written by Van Morrison)

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{title:CRAZY LOVE}
{subtitle:Van Morrison}
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[A]I can feel her [C#m]heartbeat [D]from a thousand [A]miles
[A]And the heavens [C#m]open [D]every time she [A]smiles
[A]And when I come to [C#m]her [D]that’s where I [A]belong
[A]Yeah, I’m running [C#m]to her like a [D]river’s [A]song

CHORUS:
She gives me [A]love [E]love [F#m]love [E]love, [D]crazy [E]love
She gives me [A]love [E]love [F#m]love [E]love, [D]crazy [A]love

[A]She’s got a fine sense of [C#m]humor when I’m [D]feeling [A]down
[A]And when I come to [C#m]her when the [D]sun goes [A]down
[A]She takes away my [C#m]trouble [D]takes away my [A]grief
[A]Take away my [C#m]heartache, [D]I go right to [A]sleep ..CHORUS

[BRIDGE]
[E]Yes I [D]need her in the [A]daytime
[E]Yes I [D]need her in the [A]night
[E]Yes I want to [D]throw my arms [A]around her
[C#m]Kiss her hug her [D]kiss her hug her [A]tight[E]

[A]And when I’m re[C#m]turning from [D]so far [A]away
[A]She gives me some sweet [C#m]lovin [D]brightens up my [A]day
[A]Yes it makes me [C#m]righteous, [D]yes it makes me [A]whole
[A]Yes it makes me [C#m]mellow [D]down into my [A]soul …

CHORUS TWICE:

BOOT SCOOTIN BOOGIE

[E]Out in the country past the city limit sign
well there’s a honky tonk, past the county line
The [A]joint starts a’jumpin’ every night
when the sun goes [E]down
They got [B7]whiskey, women, music, and smoke
It’s where all the cowboy folk go to Boot [A]Scootin [E]Boogie

[E]I got a job, I work hard for my money
when it’s quittin’ time, I hit the door runnin’
I [A]fire up my pickup truck and let the horses [E]run
I go [B7]flyin’ down that highway, to that hideaway
out in the woods to do the Boot [A]Scootin [E]Boogie

[CHORUS]
[E] [E#] [F#] [G#] [A]
Yeah[A]Heel toe, Do-se-doe, come on baby let’s go, [E]Boot Scootin’
Oh [A]Cattalac, Blackjack, come on meet me out back
were gonna [E]boogie
Oh [B7]Get down, turn around, go to town, Boot [A]Scootin’ [E]Boogie

[E]The bartender asks me says “Son, what’ll it be.”
I want a shot at that red-head yonder, lookin’ at me
The [A]dance floor’s hoppin’ and it’s hotter than the forth of [E]July
I see [B7]out-laws, in-laws, crooks, and straights
all out there makin’ it shake doin’ the Boot [A]Scootin’ Boogie [E]

[CHORUS]
[E] [E#] [F#] [G#] [A]
Yeah[A]Heel toe, Do-se-doe, come on baby let’s go, [E]Boot Scootin’
Oh [A]Cattalac, Blackjack, come on meet me out back
were gonna [E]boogie
Oh [B7]Get down, turn around, go to town, Boot [A]Scootin’ [E]Boogie

[E] [E#] [F#] [G#] [A]
Yeah[A]Heel toe, Do-se-doe, come on baby let’s go, [E]Boot Scootin’
Oh [A]Cattalac, Blackjack, come on meet me out back
were gonna [E]boogie
Oh [B7]Get down, turn around, go to town, Boot [A]Scootin’ [E]Boogie
hyhh

ACOUSTIC GUITARS UNDER $400

ACOUSTIC GUITARS UNDER $400

 

There are quite a few “inexpensive” guitars out there that will be fine for the beginner guitarist as you will probably want something different once you’ve discovered your own preferences and playing style. I advise people to stay with the major brands, as all of them have low end guitars that are well made. Most of the preferences can be set with the neck tension, bridge heights, string gauge, etc..  I wouldn’t recommend getting anything under $125.  The more you spend, the better the instrument.

I also recommend that beginners start off with (at least temporarily) nylon strings until they develop denser finger pads. A heavier – denser nylon sting can be used as the first set of strings. The nylon strings may not sound as good as the steel strings but, your fingers won’t bleed and you will be more inclined to stick with it.
My first guitar was a YAMAHA with “cat gut”, black nylon strings. That was in 1972. I’ve been an avid guitar player since and have bought and sold many guitars during this time.
I would recommend to go with a “name brand” that is a known guitar manufacturer.
Brands I would recommend are for the under $400 would be YAMAHA, EPIPHONE, ALVEREZ, FENDER, TAKAMINE, though everyone has their own preferences. I would also recommend getting your first guitar from a local music store that can help with the guitar setup and general care for the instrument.
You could also get a used guitar at a great price. But, I would advise to do some research on how to check for neck or belly damage.
Guitar lessons are always a great idea. I’ve learned more in the two years of lessons I’ve taken then I had learned from friends or had been able to learn on my own in the last 40 years. You can get references for instructors from your local music store.  Lessons range in cost.  At the time of this post I am paying $125 for 4 weeks of 30 minute lessons.
I’ve promised my neighbor that I old post some basic lessons to get started with and I will post them here for all to use and learn from.  Take care and have fun learning.

Below is a list (and links to buy from my aStore) guitars that would make great first guitars.