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Walt Graces Submarine Test January 1967 Chords

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Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967                             Buck
John Mayer


Capo 6

 C                                   F
Walt Grace, desperately hating his whole place
Dreamed to discover a new space
And buried himself alive 
           C                                                               F
Inside his basement, tongue on the side of his face meant
He's working away on displacement
And what it would take to survive

  F                             Am                           G                F
'Cause when you're done with this world
              Am            G
You know the next is up to you
         C                F            G
And his wife told his kids he was crazy
                 C                           F            G
And his friends said he'd fail if he tried
            C             F
But with a will to work hard
       Am      D
And a library card
           F                                       G                 C
He took a homemade, fan-blade, one-man submarine ride

      C                                                   F    
That morning, the sea was mad and I mean it
Waves as big as he'd seen it
Deep in his dreams at home
From dry land
He rolled it over to wet sand
Closed the hatch up with one hand
And pedaled off alone

  F                             Am                           G                F
'Cause when you're done with this world
             Am             G  
You know the next is up to you
        C            F           G
And for once in his life it was quiet
       C             F           G    
As he learned how to turn in the tide
        C          F
And the sky was a flare
                Am           D
When he came up for air
        F                                 G                                C
In his homemade, fan-blade, one-man submarine ride

One evening
When weeks had passed since his leaving
The call she'd planned on receiving
Finally made it home
She accepted
The news she'd never expected
The operator connected
A call from Tokyo

  F                             Am                           G                F
'Cause when you're done with this world
             Am             G  
You know the next is up to you
Now his friends  
                  F                           G        
Bring him up when they're drinking
        C                  F           G
At the bar with his name on the side
          C               F
And they smile when they can
             Am        D
As they speak of a man
            F                              G                             C
Who took a homemade, fan-blade, one-man submarine ride
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indydrummer wrote on May 28 2012, 02:40 pm

Hey very good tab, I have thoroughly enjoyed it and used it. The only thing I would add, is the little transitional chords he plays during the verses. I will put the transitions in parentheses, from what I hear it's C, (E) F, (G) Am, (G) F, then repeat. The fingerings, as I hear them, are C: x32010 E: 022100 (though he only plucks the low E) F: 1x3231 G: 320000 Am: x02210. The way I hear the intro is C then a short Am. I also like to play it with the pinky on the high E towards the end of the song on the C, Am, and G chords. Again, awesome tab, 5 stars, and I think that the transitions would really help make it even better. Thanks

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Budep wrote on August 1 2012, 05:55 am

indydrummer your version is amazing!

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DLGuitars wrote on August 10 2012, 01:38 am

Every F should actually be an F6 except at the beginning of the pre-chorus where it should be a Dm.He transitions through a G on the first line of the verse (Ex: quick G on "hating" of the first line) and the third line (quick G on "buried"). Thats pretty much it.

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