April And May

by Chris Barron

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April And May is the brand new, first, monthly release from Chris Barron's upcoming record with the working title, If I Stop Laughing I'll Cry. It features Aaron Comess of Spin Doctors on the drums and the amazingly melodic electric bass guitar of Richard Hammond.

When i went to pull up the lyrics, I saw that I'd typed in the chords. I left them in. I thought it looked cool.


april and may

the evening’s hollow sapphire G, am,
does descend upon the world bm, C
and i’m out here in the cold F, C
another boy without a girl F, C
and somewhere on this turning rock G, am
they’re shining like the day bm, C
but i’m stuck here in the memories F, C
of my april and may F, C

loneliness, it’s not the best party dress G, bm, am, cm
but a kiss on the lips is a wonder to be blessed G, D, C, (walkdown,) am
april and may, please come around G, C (jangley G)
there’s to much freezing in this town G, C
your blue and emerald evening gowns G, C
and your long hair hanging down bm, C
and your jewelry jingling sound bm, C
where you are i couldn’t say am, C
april and may, april and may G, C

and here i am arriving G, am
at a lovely soho loft bm, C
there’s ice in glasses jingling G, am
and the music sweet and soft bm, C
the vodka spreads her fingers G, am
i am like a thumb bm, C
i can’t drink myself back to the place F, C
where may and april come F, C

we danced between the shifting lights am, bm
that make out in the sky C, D
and they held me like a soldier am, bm
whose wound is in his thigh C, D
and with the day they disappeared am, bm
like teardrops from an eye C, D
and they left some glossy photographs am, bm
of april may and i C, D


released March 27, 2015
Chris Barron: Vocals, guitar and hand claps
Aaron Comess: Drums and tambourine
Richard Hammond: Electric bass guitar
Roman Kuhn: Engineering, mixing and additional hand claps

Produced by Chris Barron and Roman Kuhn at His House-Innsbruck Studios, Brooklyn, NY



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Chris Barron (think Leonard Cohen meets Jack Johnson in a dive bar that was nice when Cole Porter used to hang out there) is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny. ... more

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