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TITLE: "Queen UK" ARTIST: Bob Schneider ALBUM: (Unreleased, Live only!) ================================= Transcribed by Connor Roberts Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ================================= If you have never heard this song, it is arguably the best acoustic song ever played live. You can hear it recorded live here so you know how it goes: http://www.bobschneiderlive.com/queenuk.mp3 === NOTE: All chords are placed pretty much right above the word they begin on. === Standard Tuning <<CAPO on fret 5>> (chords are relative to capo) CHORDS USED (All fingerstlye, no strumming): C Em Am F e--0-- --0-- --0-- --1-- B--1-- --0-- --1-- --1-- G--0-- --0-- --2-- --2-- D--2-- --2-- --2-- --3-- A--3-- --2-- --0-- --0-- E--0-- --0-- --0-- --0-- INTRO: C, Em, Am, F (x2) VERSE 1: C Em Me and My best friend Jim started our own band Am F When I was fifteen living in Deutschland. C Em Didn't matter that we could hardly play Am F Came up with a crazy name, called the band "Queen UK" C Em I played the guitar, he played drums Am F Our parents told us one day we'd be bums C Em And everyday we'd go over to his parents house Am F And in the basement we'd play as hard and loud C Em As we could get it. It drove his mom mad Am F But it never seemed to bother his drunk dad. C Em We wrote five or six, songs or so Am F We played them at the high school talent show C Em We blew the shit up. The girls went crazy. Am F We looked so cool. They called us 'baby.' C Em And after that man, we had it made. Am F The normal life was later-ade. INTERLUDE: C, Em, Am, F... VERSE 2: C Em Well I moved to Austin, he moved to LA after living in Seattle. Am F I joined a funk band, he got all into heavy metal. C Em It was a wild time. I did a lot of blotter. Am F It was like some bad episode of "Welcome Back Kotter". C Em I went out to LA to visit him. Am F But he was all messed up playing in some shitty band. C Em Snorting heroin. He had like ten tatoos. Am F We smoked some serious kind, drank a ton of booze. C Em We joked around alot. We'd always say Am F We've come so far since the good ol' days. INTERLUDE: C, Em, Am, F... VERSE 3: C Em It was a blur but, I don't really remember much. Am F Just glad to get the hell out, I never liked LA too much. C Em Austin was more laid back, more like my kind of town. Am F People kickin it, not so tightly wound. C Em My bands kept breaking up, like they always do. Am F I kept getting by, and pulling through. C Em I got a phone call from Jim one night in ninety-eight Am F He didn't sound so good he said 'I need a break'. C Em He said can I come to stay for a week or so. Am F I said 'That'd be cool. No problem bro.' C Em But I never spoke to him again after that. Am F I got a call from this guy in Jim's band Aftermath. C Em He said that Jim had died sometime last week or so. Am F In his apartment, some kind of overdose. C Em The police couldn't find his folks, and maybe did I know Am F How to get a hold of them and I said I did and so C Em They called his parents up and it was shitty but, Am F I went to the funeral and I was all fucked up. C Em And I felt responsible in some weird ol' way. Am F But there was nothing I could do, there was nothing I could say. INTERLUDE: C, Em, Am, F (x2)... VERSE 4: C Em That's the way it goes when fate is king. Am F You can't tell the world how to do its thing. C Em You can just hold on tight, let it take you for a ride. Am F And maybe you might make it to the other side. C Em Well in the end I guess, it doesn't matter so. Am F I guess I'll tell you everything I know now.