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Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 13:54:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: EJL 
Subject: tom paxton hold_on_.crd (hold on to me babe)


    Hold On To Me Babe    by Tom Paxton from "Ain't That News"
    ..................    .....................................

    C                                      F                   C
    As my achin' head keeps begging, for a sleep that will not come
    C                                     G[7]
    I rise and walk the morning streets again
           C                                F                C
    I keep wond'rin how you're doin', and I wonder where you are
                            G                     C
    And I know I'll be all right but I don't know when

              C          F         C       G
 CH:          Hold on to me babe, wherever you may be
              C          F        C            G    C
              Hold on to me babe, I'm with you always


    There was something locked inside you, like a secret burning pain

    In a prison where you would not let me go

    I was sure we'd find the answer, 'till I woke and found you gone

    Now just what it was I guess I'll never know

    CH:


    I keep holding on to something, though I don't know what it is

    But at least I know the sound of my own name

    And I work as hard as ever, and I see the same old friends

    But there's something deep inside , that ain't the same


    CH:

    Tom repeats the 1st verse at the end

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About the artist behind Hold On To Chords:

Thomas Richard Paxton (born October 31, 1937) is a well-known American folk singer and singer-songwriter who has been writing, performing and recording music for over forty years.

His songs have experienced enduring appeal, including modern standards such as "The Last Thing on My Mind", "Bottle of Wine", "Whose Garden Was This?", "The Marvelous Toy", and "Ramblin' Boy". Paxton's songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger and The Weavers, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Doc Watson, Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Chad Mitchell Trio, John Denver, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson, Flatt & Scruggs, The Fireballs, and many others (see covers). He has performed thousands of concerts around the world in such places as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and all over the United States; and his songs have been translated into various languages. Paxton enjoys a strong relationship with fans throughout the world.

Tom Paxton's songs can be emotionally affective and cover a wide range of topics, from the serious and profound to the lighthearted and comical. "What Did You Learn in School Today?" mocks the way children are often taught lies. "Jimmy Newman" is the story of a dying soldier, and "My Son John" is a moving song about a soldier who comes back home and can't even begin to describe what he's been through. "Beau John" is a civil rights era song about taking a stand against racial injustice. "A Thousand Years" tells the chilling tale of Neo-Nazi uprising, and "Train for Auschwitz" is about the Holocaust. "On the Road to Srebrenica" is about Muslims who were killed in a 1995 massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. "The Bravest" is a song about the firefighters who gave their lives while trying to save others on September 11, 2001. Then there are Paxton's "short shelf-life songs", which are topical songs about current events and things in the news. These songs can be lighthearted and comical, or serious depending on the situation, and they change all the time as new ones are written and old ones can reappear as things seem to have a way of cycling around in this world. They include: "In Florida", about the 2000 election scandal; "Without DeLay", a song about the former congressman; "Bobbitt", about the John and Lorena Bobbitt fiasco; "Little Bitty Gun", which lampoons Nancy Reagan; "I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler", about the controversial federal loan guarantee to Chrysler in 1979; "The Ballad of Spiro Agnew", and "Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation" (which more recently has become "George W. Told the Nation").

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