Eric James Ricci

Eric James Ricci

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Lyrics

Bad Heart Day

Written By: Eric James Ricci

BAD HEART DAY
By Eric James Ricci
F Bflat F
I’m not too big a man to stand right here and cry
F C
I’m not ashamed to let you wipe a teardrop from my eye
F Bflat F
And I wish that there was more that you could do to try and make me smile
F Bflat F C F
But I’m so confused and think I need to be alone for a little while

CHORUS (notes shown)

D D G A G B A G A B A G B B G
‘Cuz I’m having a bad heart day...and I just can’t get it right
G B B B B A G G G G A A A B A
It’s all in knots…I’m feeling flush …. girl, I’m losing this ol’ fight
D D G A G B A G D G B A G
Yeah, I’m having a bad heart day….it’s a sad heart day
D G G G A B A G G G A G B B G
It doesn’t wanna go my way....girl, I just can’t let you stay

If I knew what was wrong it might make the pain alright

But I woke up this morning the way I went to sleep last night

And I can’t seem to put my finger on just why I feel like this

I’ve run it through my head a million times and I can’t find what I’ve missed

REPEAT CHORUS

Now all the things we’ve done…… I don’t want with someone new

We’ve shared so many good times the bad were far between and few
So I’m not sure how we let it come to this and why I can’t explain

I guess it takes a lot of sunny days before you’ll ever pray for rain

Revised CHORUS to fade end of song

Well, today it was a bad heart day
I didn’t think I’d get it right
I was all in knots I was feeling flush
I needed you to hold me tight
It was a bad heart day a sad heart day
I didn’t think it’d go our way
Girl I hope you’ll always stay

How Could She Help But To Fall

Written By: Eric James Ricci

HOW COULD SHE HELP BUT TO FALL
By: Eric Ricci ©
(DUET. MALE VOCAL parts in black and blue, FEMALE in pink)
INTRO NOTES ON FIDDLE AND GUITAR; EF# SHOWN WITH NO SPACE PLAYED “ROLLED” TOGETHER, NOTES WITH / (SLASH) ARE MULTIPLE NOTES AT SAME TIME TO BE READ AS TAB STYLE, G NOTE AS OPEN G STRING STRUMMED WITH D, E, AND B NOTES INTERCHANGED SAME WHEN SHOWN AS D/D/G OPEN D AND G STRINGS WITH D NOTE PLAYED ON B STRING
B D EF# F# E D B D E D E F# D
D D E/G E/G E/G D/G B/G E/G D/G
D G D D D/G/D D/G/D D/D G A G D D D D

VERSE 1
D A G D
SHE GAVE ME A QUARTER FROM THE YEAR I WAS BORN
D A G G
SO I CARVED OUT A HOLE IN MY SADDLE HORN
D A G D
I TUCKED IT INSIDE SO NOW WHEN I RIDE
D A G A
IT’S ONE OF THE RICHES THIS COWBOY------------ CAN'T HIDE

VERSE 2
D A G D
THESE TWO BITS OF SILVER AINT WORTH MUCH TO SOME
D A G G
WHAT MATTERS TO ME IS WHERE IT CAME FROM
D A G D
IN HER I FOUND SOMETHING I WASN’T LOOKING TO FIND
D A G A
SHE TOOK HOLD OF MY HEART AND SETTLED - - - - - - - - MY MIND

CHORUS A D A G D
(SOFTLY SUNG)SHE TOLD EVERYBODY, (NOW NORMAL VOICE) HOW COULD SHE HELP BUT TO LOVE A COWBOY
D A G
HOW COULD HER HEART HELP BUT FALL
D A G A
AND LAND AT THE FEET OF A MAN WHO HAD NOTHING
D A G
BUT WITH HER LOVE THINKS HE HAS IT ALL
D A D
HER: HOW COULD MY HEART HELP BUT FALL
BRIDGE
D A G D
(HIM): I LIFT YOU UP TO MY SADDLE ON MY HORSE SPUN FROM GOLD
D A G A
A TALL PALOMINO SO HANDSOME AND BOLD
D A G D
HER: HE MOVES JUST LIKE YOU DO, WILD, BUT STILL FULL OF GRACE
D A G A
(HIM): HE’S AS HONEST AS YOU ARE WITH THE LOOK - - - - - - - ON YOUR FACE
(PAUSE AND SING 2 WORD INTRO TO CHORUS)
THAT SAYS…
CHORUS
D A G D
(HER): I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO LOVE YOU, MY COWBOY
D A G
HOW COULD MY HEART HELP BUT TO FALL
D A G A
AND LAND AT YOUR FEET WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD NOTHING
D A G A
BUT INTO MY LIFE YOU RODE - - - - - - - (HIM): NOW I HAVE IT ALL

TAG D A D
(HER): HOW COULD MY HEART HELP BUT TO FALL
D A G
(BOTH): HOW COULD OUR HEARTS HELP BUT FALL?
D A D
HOW COULD OUR HEARTS HELP BUT FALL?

FADE OUT WITH INTRO PROGRESSION ..END ON LONESOME “D FROM FIDDLE