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Origins/chords: Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me

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GUEST,jon 28 Dec 06 - 11:57 AM
Peace 28 Dec 06 - 03:00 PM
Peace 28 Dec 06 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,jon 28 Dec 06 - 03:15 PM
Peace 28 Dec 06 - 03:19 PM
Peace 28 Dec 06 - 03:20 PM
GUEST 03 Jun 19 - 02:26 PM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 21 Apr 22 - 04:49 PM
PHJim 22 Apr 22 - 01:20 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 22 Apr 22 - 05:28 AM
PHJim 15 May 22 - 09:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: EVERYBODY'S MAKIN' IT BIG BUT ME
From: GUEST,jon
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 11:57 AM

i'm wondering if anyone knows the chords to this song or can help me figure them out thanks...the lyrics are....

EVERYBODY'S MAKIN' IT BIG BUT ME
(Shel Silverstein)
As recorded by Dr. Hook on “Dr. Hook – The Best Of” (2009)

1. Elvis he's a hero; he's a superstar,
And I hear that Paul McCartney drives a Rolls Royce car,
And Dylan sings for millions and I just sing for free
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.

CHORUS: Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.
Everybody's makin' it big but me.
Neil Diamond sings for diamonds and here's ol' rhinestone me.
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.

2. Well, I hear that Alice Cooper's got a foxy chick
To wipe off his snake, and keep him rich,
And Elton John's got two fine ladies and Doctor John's got three,
And I'm still seein' them same old sleezoes that I used to see.

CHORUS: Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.
Yeah, everybody's makin' it big but me.
I've got charisma and personality.
Oh, how come everybody's makin' it big but me?

(What's wrong with that?)
(I don't see nothing wrong with it, Ray.)

3. Well, I paint my face with glitter just like Bowie does,
And I wear the same mascara that Mick Jagger does,
And I even put some lipstick on, but that just hurt my dad and mom,
And everybody's makin' it big but me.

CHORUS: Oh, everybody's makin' it big but me.
Yeah, everybody's makin' it big but me.
They got groupies for their bands and all I got is my right hand,
And everybody's makin' it big but me.

Everybody's makin' it, makin' it, makin' it,
Everybody's makin' it big.
Everybody's makin' it, makin' it, makin' it,
Everybody's makin' it big.
Everybody's makin' it, makin' it, makin' it,
Everybody's makin' it big.
Everybody's makin' it, makin' it, makin' it,
Everybody's makin' it big but me.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: everybody's makin it big but me(dr hook
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:00 PM

The song was written by Shel Silverstein. Whenever I listened to it I was in rooms filled with people and smoke, lotsa smoke, so I am going by an impaired memoery that is over 35 years old. Please note that I can't guarantee the chords are exact, but they will be pretty close. Note also that the 7th chord is crucial in this particular song. (Usually I could give a rat's ass about 7ths, but in this case it's a must.) BTW, which key do you want it in?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: everybody's makin it big but me(dr hook
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:03 PM

(C) Elvis he's a hero he's a (G) superstar
And I hear that Paul McCartney drives a (C) Rolls Royce car
And Dylan sings for (C7) millions
And (F) I just sing for free
Oh (G) everybody's makin' it big but (C) me
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but (G) me
Everybody's makin' it big but (C) me
Neil Diamond sings for (C7) diamonds
And (F) here's ole rhinestone me
Oh (G) everybody's makin' it big but (C) me


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: everybody's makin it big but me(dr
From: GUEST,jon
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:15 PM

thanks for the chords....ill play along with the recording if i can download it....if it isnt in the recorded key im sure i can slap a capo on somewhere to match close enough....

thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: everybody's makin it big but me(dr hook
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:19 PM

If you want it in another key, jon, let me know.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: everybody's makin it big but me(dr hook
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:20 PM

BTW, there are only four chords in the song--if I recall correctly.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: everybody's makin it big but me(dr hook
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 19 - 02:26 PM

one too many- I manage with three


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 21 Apr 22 - 04:49 PM

guest of 3 years ago, you're a breath of fresh air1 Great song though- it was lovely to see Siverstein's home place when I was in Sausalitio about 20 years ago...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me
From: PHJim
Date: 22 Apr 22 - 01:20 AM

Shel sings:
They found fame and fortune but I just found jealousy,
And everybody's makin' it big but me.
instead of:
They got groupies for their bands and all I got is my right hand,
And everybody's makin' it big but me.

Dr. Hook must be big Shel Silverstein fans, since they also covered his song "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone". It's kinda sad that although it got them on the cover, Shel never made the cover of the rolling stone.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 22 Apr 22 - 05:28 AM

do you mean Shel sang a 'cleaner' version of that verse I got from Dr Hook??-

I an't sing like Elvis Presley
I can't dance like
But there's one thing in my favour
I'm a millionaire'

             (another Silverstein gem)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me
From: PHJim
Date: 15 May 22 - 09:41 AM

A wee bit different:

(C) Elvis he's a hero he's a (G7) superstar
And I hear that Paul McCartney drives a (C) Rolls Royce car
And Dylan sings for (C7) millions
And (F) I just sing for (Cdim) free
Oh (C) everybody's (G7) makin' it big but (C) me (F) (C)
Oh, everybody's makin' it big but (G7) me
Everybody's makin' it big but (C) me
Neil Diamond sings for (C7) diamonds
And (F) here's ole rhinestone (Cdim) me
Oh (C) everybody's 9G7) makin' it big but (C) me (F) (C)


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