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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: padd0008@gold.tc.umn.edu

>From: ssp5688@ocvaxa.cc.oberlin.edu (BANANAFISH <><)
------

AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE

Contains: Drive, Try Not to Breathe, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, Everybody
          Hurts, Sweetness Follows, Monty Got a Raw Deal, Ignoreland,
          Man on the Moon, Nightswimming, Find the River, First We Take 
          Manhattan (B-side), Arms of Love (B-Side), Fretless (B-Side)      
          The Lion Sleeps Tonight (B-Side),

"DRIVE"

Riff 1                                          Riff 2
||----1---1---1---1------                       ||----1---1--------------
||-----3---3---------3--- x3, I think, then     ||-----3---3---3-3-3-----
||--------------0--------                       ||-------------0h2-0-----
||--0---0---0------0-----                       ||--0---0---0--------3---
||-----------------------                       ||-----------------------
||-----------------------                       ||-----------------------

Then it goes into the verse:

        Dm  G  Riff 1  Riff 2 (x4)

        Em Em Riff 1  Riff 2

Also, Bucks electric guitar comes in with,

||--5------------------5-------------------
||-----8--6-----5/6-------8--6-------------
||-----------7------7-----------7--5/7--7--
||-----------------------------------------
||-----------------------------------------
||-----------------------------------------
 
Intro:  Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm  (pick through this chord)

Dm
Smack, crack, bushwhacked
G                             Dm        Dm
Tie another one to the racks, baby
 
Dm
Hey kids, Rock and Roll
G                             Dm        Dm
Nobody tells you where to go, baby
 
F
What if I ride, what if you walk
Am
What if you rock around the clock
G           G
Tick, tock, tick, tock
Em
What if you did, what if you walk
Em                            Dm        Dm
What if you tried to get off, baby
 
Dm
Hey kids, where are you
G                            Dm        Dm
Nobody tells you what to do, baby
 
Dm
Hey kids, shake a leg
G                               Dm        Dm
maybe you're crazy in the head, baby
 
F
Maybe you did, maybe you walked
Am
Baby you rocked around the clock
G           G
Tick, tock, tick, tock
Em
Maybe I ride, maybe you walk
Em                        Dm     Dm
Maybe I drive to get off, baby
 
Am
Hey kids, shake a leg
G                               Dm        Dm
maybe you're crazy in the head, baby
 
Am
Ollie Ollie Ollie Ollie Ollie
Am                        Dm      Dm
Ollie Ollie in come free, baby
 
Am
Hey kids, where are you
G                            Dm        Dm       Dm      Dm
Nobody tells you what to do, baby
 
Dm
Smack, crack, shackalack
G                             Dm        Dm
Tie another one to your back, baby
 
Dm
Hey kids, Rock and Roll
G                             Dm        Dm
Nobody tells you where to go, baby
 
F
Maybe you did, maybe you walked
Am
Maybe you rock around the clock
G           G 
Tick, tock, tick, tock
Em
Maybe I ride, maybe you walk
Em                        Dm      Dm
Maybe I drive to get off, baby
 
Am
Hey kids, where are you
Am                            Dm        Dm
Nobody tells you what to do, baby
 
Am
Hey kids, Rock and Roll
Am                            Dm    Dm    Dm     Dm      Dm
Nobody tells you where to go, baby, baby, baby
 
Ending: Dm (Strum)

----
"TRY NOT TO BREATHE"
 
Intro: (12/8 time:  / = an eighth note)
        
        D// Am// C// G//
        D// Am// C// G//

D Am
I will try not to breathe,
         C         G             D           Am
I can hold my head still with my hands at my knees
C                  G              D// Am// C//
These eyes are the eyes of the old,            
G                  D// Am// C// G//
shiver in the cold
 
D Am
I will try not to breathe,
     C           G           D            Am 
This decision is mine I have lived a full life
        C         G    Asus2              Em 
and these are the eyes that I want you to remember
 
G// D// G// D//
Oh
Asus2                   G       D                 G// D//
I need something to fly over my grave again
Asus2                                   Em/////
I need something to breathe
 
D                 Am               C       G       
I will try not to burden, I can hold these inside

I will hold my breath until all these shivers subside

Just look in my eyes
 

I will try not to worry you, I have seen things that you will never see

Leave it to memory me, shudder to breathe
Asus2         Em          G// D// G// D//
I want you to remember
 

Asus2                              (you will never see)
I need something to fly            (something to fly)
G           D           G// D//
Over my grave again                (you will never see)
Asus2                       Em /////
I need something to breathe        (something to breathe)

Baby Don't shiver now,

Why do you shiver now              (I will see things you will never see)

I need something to fly            (something to fly)

Over my grave again                (I will see things you will never see)

I need something to breathe
 

Bridge: Em (One Bar)
        Am
        Em
        Am
        Em


I will try not to worry you, I have seen things that you will never see

Leave it to memory me, don't dare me to breath

I want you to remember
 
                                   
Asus2                              (you will never see)
I need something to fly            (something to fly)
G          D           G// D//
Over my grave again                (you will never see)
Asus2                         Em/////
I need something to breathe        (something to breathe)

Baby Don't shiver now,

Why do you shiver now              (I will see things you will never see)

I need something to breathe

I want you to remember             (I have seen things you will never see)
 

END: G

-----
"THE SIDEWINDER SLEEPS TONIGHT"

(intro)

D////G//C//Am/
D////G//C//Am/
D////G//C//Am/

The transition to the verses:

  C               Em
e---------0-----|---------0---------
B-------------1-|-------------0-----
G---------------|-------------------
D-----2---------|-------------------
A-3-------------|-----2-------------
E---------------|-0-----------------


{F, C, and A's are barre chords}

F                                   C
This here is the place where I will stay in
      F                               
There isn't a number, you can call the pay phone
C                                 F  
Let it ring a long long long long time
                             Am                C                F    C
If I don't pick up, hang up, call back, let it ring some more,  Ohhhhhhh... 
   F                                        Am                          C    
If I don't pick up, pick up, the sidewinder sleeps, sleeps, sleeps in a coil
      

D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her

C    Em  {Play using above riff}
Ohhhh.....

          F                        F
There are scratches all around the coin slot
                  C
Like a heart beat baby trying to wake up
F                         C
But this machine can only swallow money

you can't lay a patch by computer design
F                 Am          C
Just a lot of stupid, stupid signs
          
 
F          C
Tell her {yodeled}
F                        C                                   F
Tell her she can kiss my ass and laugh and say that you were only kidding
                                   Am                                 C
That way she'll know that it was really, really, really, really me me
 
D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am          C  Em
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her

      F
Baby, instant soup doesn't really grab me
      C
Today I need something more sub, stop, sub, sub, substantial
F                                          C
A can of beans or black eyed peas, some Nescafe and ice
F                                      Am               C
Candy bar, a fallen star, or a reading from Doctor Suess

 
D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am          C  Em
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her

Bridge:

(*During the bridge, Am and Bm are played as A barres, and the picking 
pattern is like this:

  Bm              Bm               Am               Am 
e---------2------|---------2------|---------0------|---------0------|
B-------------3--|-------------3--|-------------1--|-------------1--|
G----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-----4----------|-----4----------|-----2----------|-----2----------|
A-2--------------|-2--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|
E----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

The C below is picked in the same pattern, i.e. A str, D str, e str, B str*)

Bm                            Am                     Bm
The cat in the hat came back, wrecked a lot of havoc on the way.
                                    Am
Always had a smile, never reason to pretend,
          Bm                                Am                   C
Their world has flat backgrounds and little need to sleep but to dream
               Em     
The sidewinder sleeps on his back

D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am 
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her
D                    G            C       G         Am         C  Em (*)
Call when you try to wake her up, call when you try to wake her

(*But now this transition thing changes to what we'll call the New Transition*)
 C                Em
e---------0-----|-0-------0-----|
B-------------1-|-0-------0-----|
G---------------|-0-------0-----|
D-----2---------|-2-------2-----|
A-3-------------|-2-------2-----|
E---------------|-0-------2-----|

D////G//C//Am/
D////G//C//Am/
D////G//C//Am/

C                         Em        D
You got a boogie woogie groove on this one
 
-----
"EVERYBODY HURTS"
 
INTRO:  D   G   D   G   D
                     
                     G              D                      G    D
When your day is long and the night, the night is yours alone
                             G                  D           G  
When you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on

E(low)---3---2---0--

E                  A  E                A    E              A               D  G
Don't let yourself go, cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes
                              D G                            D
Sometimes everything is wrong,   now it's time to sing along
                              G                   D 
When your day is night alone             (hold on, hold on)
                              G                   D 
If you feel like letting go              (hold on)
                            G                 D             G
If you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on
 
E(low)---3---2---0--

E               A     E                     A       E
Cause everybody hurts, take comfort in your friends
          A     E                 A         E                     A     C
Everybody hurts, don't throw your hands, oh now, don't throw your hands
                        D4     C                      A     D 
If you feel like you're alone, no, no, no, you're not alone
                  G                D                            G   D
If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long
                              G                    D            G   
When you think you've had too much, with this life, to hang on

E(low)---3---2---0--

E              A     E           
Well everybody hurts, sometimes 
          A     E              A     NC         D    G
Everybody cries, and everybody hurts, sometimes
              D     G                    D        G        D
But everybody hurts sometimes so hold on, hold on, hold on, 
        G        D        G        D        G
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on,
          D       G   D   G
Everybody hurts
D                 G   D   G   D   G
You are not alone


Picking patten for the chords:
     D                         G
E----------2-----------2-------------3-----------3----------------------------
B--------3---3-------3---3---------3---3-------3---3--------------------------
G------2-------2---2-------2-----0-------0---0--------------------------------
D----0-----------0------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------3-----------3----------------------------------

(Note: the chords below may be picked or strummed)
     A                         E
E----------0-----------0-------------0-----------0----------------------------
B--------2---2-------2---2---------0---0-------0---0--------------------------
G------2-------2---2-------2-----1-------1---1--------------------------------
D----2-----------2------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------2-----------2----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

D4:  E-0-----0-----0-----0--
     B---3-----3-----3------
     G-----0-----0-----0----
 
-----
"SWEETNESS FOLLOWS"

INTRO:  D
 
D                            D2
Readying to bury your father and your mother
D                           D2
What did you think when you lost another
D                    D2
I used to wonder why did you bother
D                      D2
Distance from one, one to the other
 
D                     D2
Listen here my sister and my brother
D                          D2
What would you care if you lost the other
D                     D2
I always wondered why did we bother
D                      D2 
Distance from one, one to the other
Bb  C   Bb  C               D     D
Oh, oh, oh sweetness follows
 
D                                  D2
It's these little things, they can pull you under
D                          D2
Live your life filled with joy and wonder
D                  D2
I always knew this all together with thunder
D                   D2    
It's lost to now or never lives
Bb  C   Bb  C               D     D
Oh, oh, oh sweetness follows
Bb  C   Bb  C               D     D
Oh, oh, oh sweetness follows
 
D                                  D2
It's these little things, they can pull you under
D                          D2
Live your life filled with joy and thunder
D                D2
Yea, yea we were all together
D              D2 
Lost to now or never lives
Bb  C   Bb  C               D     D
Oh, oh, oh sweetness follows
Bb  C   Bb  C               D     D
Oh, oh, oh sweetness follows
 
-----
"MONTY GOT A RAW DEAL"
 
(Capo 3rd fret)

Intro: Em G Em G Em G D C Em

Em               G                 Em              G
Monty this seems strange to me, the movies had that movie thing
Em                 G                D     C          Em
But nonsense has a welcome ring and heros don't come easy
 
Em                 G          Em              G
Now nonsense isn't new to me, I know my head I know my feet
Em                      G                D   C   Em  D    C   Em
But mischief knocked me in the knees so just let go, just let go
 
Em              G             Em               G
I saw the ocean meet the man, I saw you buried in the sand
Em                    G                D    C  Em
A friend was there to hold my hand, so walk on by
 
Em                G                   Em                  G
So I went walking through the stream, I saw you strung up in a tree
Em                G                D    C    Em      D    C    Em
A woman out there said to me, said hold your tongue, hold your tongue
 
G         D      C   Em    G         D         C   Em
you Don't owe me anything, you don't want this sympathy [waste your breath]
G         D          C                          D       C      Em
Don't you waste your breath [waste your breath] for the silver screen
 
Em                    G             Em                     G
That nonsense doesn't mean a thing, they tried to bust you in a sting
Em               G             D     C     Em
But virtue isn't everything so don't waste time
 
Em                      G              Em               G
Now Here's a rhyme that you must hear, put this on your reel to reel
Em                 G            D       C      Em   D     C      Em
Mischief through a rotten deal, Monty's laying low, he is laying low
D    C   Em  D    C   Em
Just let go, just let go
 
G         D      C   Em    G         D         C   Em
you Don't owe me anything, you don't want this sympathy [waste your breath]
G         D          C                          G          D     C       Em
Don't you waste your breath [waste your breath] Monty this seems strange to me
 
----
"IGNORELAND"

Riff:  e:--------------------------
       B:--6--sl--8-----------0----  then play funky open D(xx023x) 
       G:--5------7--5-sl--7--0----
       D:------------5-sl--7-------

(Might also play Dm7 part as 000560 and Dm7+4 part as 000780)
          
          (EADGBe)
Intro: Dm7(557565)  Dm7+4(557585) (bend it .. all of it)  repeat Riff lots

                                optional riff after G: D:--5-5-5-4-0---
funk D(xx023x)                   G(xx0033)             A:------------0-
Bastards stole the power from the victims of the us v. them years,
D                                   G
Wrecking all things virtuous and true
D                                     G
The undermining, social, democratic, downhill slide of truth, abysmal
D                                    G
lost, swam, off the precipice into trickle down runoff hope
C(335553)          D(557775)   C D
They hypnotized the summer, 1979,
C                  D              Dm7                 Dm7+4
marched into the capital, pretty duplicitous lookin' at evil, media eventing,
                     Dm7
heartless, and they were super U.S. citizen, super achiever
Dm7                     Dm7+4
mega ultra power dosing relax 
                                   Riff
defense, defense, defense, defense, yeah, yeah, yeah  [march]
(Riff over and over)
Ignoreland [Yea, yea, yea], Ignoreland [Yea, yea, yea]

{same as above}
D                                     G
The information nation took the clues from all the sound byte glut
D             G 
1980, 84, 88, 92, too .... too
D                          G 
Hard to be what you can be jump down junk in your energy
D                            G   
Hard to walk in dignity with throw up on your shoes
C(335553)          D(557775)   C D
They can't supply the oil, 1979
C             D                    Dm7                    Dm7+4
Calculate the capital, one for the public, ask any ask TV tells a million 
                     Dm7                              Dm7+4
lies that they twist down by the report anything that isn't handed 
Dm7                 Dm7+4
on a presidential spoon
                                                Riff
I'm just put down and frustrated by all this so fuck you man
(Riff over and over)
Fuck 'em [Yea, yea, yea], Ignoreland [Yea, yea, yea], Ignoreland

G(355433)
If there wasn't, tell me would he have created them
Bm
Maybe it is true
Bb(113331)                    D(577455)
But I'm resentful all the same, someone's got to take the blame

{same as above}
D                            G
I know that this is vitriol, no solution spleen-venting
D                 G
But I feel better having screamed on you
C(335553)          D(557775)   C D
They desecrate the winner, 1979
C            D              Dm7                  Dm7+4
capital collaterial, pretty duplicitous lookin' at evil, media eventing,
                     Dm7
heartless, and they were super U.S. citizen super achiever
Dm7                     Dm7+4
mega ultra power doesn't relax 
                                   Riff
defense, defense, defense, defense, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Riff over and over)
Ignoreland [Yea, yea, yea], Ignoreland [Yea, yea, yea]
(Riff over and over)
Ignoreland [Yea, yea, yea], Ignoreland [Yea, yea, yea]
 
"This is not a revolution, I did not do the revolution, thank you"

----- 
"STAR ME KITTEN"
 
  Gm     Dm      Gm      Dm      Gm      Dm    Gm
  Humans cutting through for the icy ???
  Dm                 Bb    C   Bb    C
  Nothing's free but guarantee for a lifetime's lease
       Bb          C
  I've changed the locks
      Bb  Eb     Dm   Gm
  And you canNOT have one


  You, you know the other channel
  The brakes have worn so thin that you could hear
  I hear them screeching through the door
  from our driveway
                      
  Hey love, look into your parlor, honest heart
  letters there from you, been signed, this love, desire
  I've changed the locks,
  now at this gesture (question?)

  ??               ?? 
  Have we lost our minds?
  ??              ??
  Will this never end?
  ??       Bb Eb     Dm   Gm       
  It could depend on your take


  You, me, we used to be on fire
  If keys are all that stand between
  Can I throw in the ring our gasoline
  Just fuck me kitten
  You are wild, and I am your possession
  Nothing's free,
  so fuck me kitten
  I'm in your possession
  so fuck me kitten

------
"MAN ON THE MOON"

Dadd4/add2      x54030

  C                                   Dadd4/add2
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-1-------1---1-------1---1---1-|-1-/-3---3---3-------3---3---3-|
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2-|-2-/-4---4---4-------4---4---4-|
|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3-|-3-/-5---5---5-------5---5---5-|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

      C
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-3-\-1---1---1-------1---1---1-|-1-------1---1-------1---1---1-|
|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0-|
|-4-\-2---2---2-------2---2---2-|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2-|
|-5-\-3---3---3-------3---3---3-|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3-|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

Repeat 4 measures.

VERSE: 

C                       Dadd4/add2    C
Mott the Hoople and the game of Life, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                   Dadd4/add2       C
Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C             Dadd4/add2           C
Monopoly, 21, checkers, and chess, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                     Dadd4/add2      C
Mr. Fred Blasy, and a breakfast mess, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                   Dadd4/add2       C
Let's play Twister, let's play Risk, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                          Dadd4/add2     C
I'll see you heaven if you make the list, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


PRE-CHORUS:

Am                          G         Am                            G
Now Andy did you hear about this one, tell me are you locked in the punch?
Am                      G          C     D
Andy are you goofing on Elvis, hey baby, are we losing touch?
    
CHORUS:

G       Am     C    Bm            G   Am          D
If you believe they put a man on the moon, (man on the moon)
G       Am       C   Bm               Am
If you believe there's nothing up their sleeve and nothing is cruel


VERSE:

C                         Dadd4/add2     C
Moses went walking with a staff of wood, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                        Dadd4/add2  C
Newton got beaned by the apple good, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                         Dadd4/add2    C
Egypt was troubled by the horrible asp, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                          Dadd4/add2   C
Mr. Charles Darwin had the gall to ask, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

PRE-CHORUS:

Am                          G         Am                            G
Now Andy did you hear about this one, tell me are you locked in the punch?
Am                      G          C     D
Andy are you goofing on Elvis, hey baby, are we losing touch?
    
CHORUS:

G       Am     C    Bm            G   Am          D
If you believe they put a man on the moon, (man on the moon)
G       Am       C   Bm               Am
If you believe there's nothing up their sleeve and nothing is cruel


GUITAR SOLO:

Em   D   Em   D
Em   D   D

Solo (approximation)

------12---|-----------|------12---|-----------|------12---|--------
12-12----12|-----------|12-12----12|-----------|12-12----12|--------
-----------|---11-12-11|-----------|---11-12-11|-----------|---11-12
-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------
-----------|12---------|-----------|12---------|-----------|12------
-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------


VERSE:

C                            Dadd4/add2      C
Here's a little agit for the never believer, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                             Dadd4/add2   C
Here's a little ghost for the offering,    yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                   Dadd4/add2              C
Here's a truck stop instead of St. Peter's, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
C                       Dadd4/add2    C
Mr. andy Kaufman's gone wrestling,    yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


PRE-CHORUS:

Am                          G         Am                            G
Now Andy did you hear about this one, tell me are you locked in the punch?
Am                      G          C     D
Andy are you goofing on Elvis, hey baby, are we losing touch?
    
CHORUS:

G       Am     C    Bm            G   Am          D
If you believe they put a man on the moon, (man on the moon)
G       Am       C   Bm               Am
If you believe there's nothing up their sleeve and nothing is cruel


< GUITAR SOLO >


CHORUS: Play 3 times.

Em

-----
"NIGHTSWIMMING"
   
   Intro....
   G    B(note)->C
   G    B(note)->D

   Nightswimming deserves a quiet night...
   G    B(note)->C   D
   G    B(note)->C   A   C   D

  (over and over again for the whole song... the two lines above are played
for each line)

 
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
The photograph on the dashboard taken years ago
Turn around backwards so the windshield shows
Every streetlight reveals a picture and a verse
Still It's so much clearer
I forgot my shirt at the water's edge
The moon is low tonight
 
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
i'm not sure all these people understand
It's not like years ago
The fear of getting caught
The recklessness in water
They cannot see me naked
These things they go away
Replaced by every day
 
Nightswimming remembering that night
September's coming soon
i'm pining for the moon
and what if there were two
Side by side in orbit
Around the fairest sun
A bright type could never drawn
could not describe, Nightswimming
 
You I thought I knew you, you I cannot judge,
you I thought you knew me, this one laughing quietly, underneath my breath
Nightswimming
 
The photograph reflects every streetlight a reminder
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night, deserves a quiet night
 
----
"FIND THE RIVER"
 

              -------2---------0----
              ----3--3------3--3----
Intro Riff:   --2----2----0----0----    X  2
              0------0--2------2----
              ----------------------
              ----------------------

D  F  A7su4 G  D  F  A7sus4


D              F               A7sus4      G
Hey now little speedy head the read on the speedometer says
D                  F           A7sus4
you have to go the task in the city
D                      F
Where people drown and people serve
A7sus4             G               D         F              A7sus4
Don't be shy, your just deserve is only just light years to go

G                  A                  D               Em
Me my thoughts are flowers strewn, an ocean storm may bury them
G             A                D    (Dsus)
I have got to leave to find my way
G                  A             D                Em
Watch the road and memorize this life that passed before my eyes
    G          A        D
and nothing is going my way
 

D  F  A7sus4  G  D  F  A7sus4


D                F                 A7sus4            G
The ocean is the river's goal, the need to leave the water knows
D                     F             A7sus4 
We're closer now, but light years to go
G             A                D            Em
I have got to find the river,  Bergamot and bed of rose
G              A            D
Run through my head and far away
G                  A             D                Em
Leave the road and memorize this life that passed before my eyes
    G          A        D
and nothing is going my way
 

REPEAT INTRO RIFF


D                      F                  A7sus4            G
There's no one left to take the lead, but I'll tell you and you can see
D                    F              A7sus4
We're closer now and light years to go
D                F               A7sus4        G
Pick up here and chase the ride, river empties to the tide
D    F        A7sus4
Fall into the ocean

G            A            D               Em
River to the ocean goes a fortune for the undertow
G               A        D
None of this is going my way
G                A                D                 Em
There is nothing left to grow but ginger, mint, and indigo
G                  A       D 
Coriander stem and rows of hay
G                    A                D              Em
Strength and courage overrides, these privileged and weary eye 
G           A      D
River poets search naivete
G                A                   D             Em
Pick up here and chase the ride, the river empties to the tide
G              A           D
All of this is coming your way


REPEAT INTRO RIFF

------
FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN (Leonard Cohen) [B-Side to "Drive"]

        Dm                             Am
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
       Dm                              Am
For trying to change the system from within
       Dm                       Am
I'm coming now I'm coming to reward   them
  G                  F  E                 Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

       Dm                        Am
I'm guided by a signal in the heavens
       Dm                         Am
I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin
       Dm                         Am
I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons
  G                  F  E                 Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

    C                                G    F
I'd really like to live beside you, baby
              C                             Am
I love your body and your spirit and your clothes
         C                                       Am
But you see that line there moving through the station
    G          F          E                      Am
I told you I told you I told you I was one of those

       Dm                              Am
You loved me as a loser but now your worried that I just might win
     Dm                             Am
You know the way to stop me but you don't have the discipline
     Dm                                Am
How many nights I prayed for this: to let my work begin
  G                  F  E                 Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

Dm                                   Am
I don't like your fashion business, mister
Dm                                      Am
I don't like these drugs that keep you thin
Dm                                  Am
I don't like what happened to your sister
  G                  F  E                 Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin  (chorus)

       Dm                                Am
And I thank you for those items that you sent me
    Dm                         Am
The monkey end the plywood violin
    Dm                               Am
I practiced every night and now I'm ready
  G                  F  E                 Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

   Dm                            Am
Remember me, I used to live for music
   Dm                                  Am
Remember me, I brought your groceries in
       Dm                          Am
It's Father's Day and everybody's wounded
  G                  F  E                 Am
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

-----
"Arms Of Love" (Robin Hitchcock) [B-Side to "Man on the Moon"]

I've tried to lay out the rythym as graphically as possible.

(D = down, ^ = up)
D    D ^    ^  D ^  D    D ^    ^  D ^  D    D ^    ^  D    D    D ^    ^  D ^
G                   C                   G              C    G
(intro, same as first sung line)
G                   C                   G              C    G
 Maybe            tonight you're        achin'     
G                   F                   C                   C
 For someone you're dreamin'           of
D                   D                   C                   C
Tomorrow            you'll be           wakin               Into the
D                   D/G*                C                   C
Arms, into the      arms of             Love

(*You could use either a D, D/G, or a G here, whatever suits you best.)

Maybe tonight you're cryin
Like a poor wounded dove
Tell me you'll soon be flying
Into the Arms, into the arms of love

Maybe tonight you're takin
You couldn't get enough
Honey you'll soon be wakin'
Into the Arms, into the arms of Love

[Interlude, use same three lines of chords that run through the sung 
 verse.]

Maybe the world is falling
It wasn't strong enough
Tell me you'll soon be crawling
Into the Arms, into the arms of Love
(repeat to end)

------
"FRETLESS" [B-Side to "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"]

Verses:
Chords: Em/Bm (?) (I don't think its a chord, just some random Peter stuff)/G
        alternate w/:Em/Bm (?)/G/Bm (?)
tab goes like this:

E - - 0 - - 2 - - 3 - - 2 - - 2 -
B - 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0
G 0 - - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - -

alternate with:

E - - 0 - - 2 - - 3 - - 3 - - 3 -
B - 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0
G 0 - - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - -


Prechorus (if that is what it is): ["They come and they come..."]
B/A/D/E

Chorus: ["Don't talk to me..."]
chords: G/F/Em
tab goes like this:

E - - - 3 - - 3
B - 0 - - 0 - -
G 0 - 0 - - 0 -

E - - - 1 - - 1
B - 1 - - 1 - -
G 2 - 2 - - 2 -

E - - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0
B - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - -
G 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 - - 0 -

"FRETLESS"

He's got his work, and she comes easy
They each come around when the other is gone
Me, I think I got stuck somewhere in between
I wouldn't confide in the prodigal son,
The dye has been cast, the battle is won
The bullets were blanks, a double locked gun
I couldn't admit to a minute of fun.

And they come and they come and they come
I accept it with a gentle tongue 
No words spoken, no ? kept

Take it, stomp twice, ring bell
Tether that ringing, freeze
Enough with the rifle and talk already
We all know what it means
Take this conversation to your great divide
I can only swallow what I ate,
And I don't hate him, and I don't hate her.

And they come and they come and they come
I accept it with a gentle tongue 
No heart broken, no ? kept

Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone

Reach for each other before you leave
Reach peace, P-E-A-C-E
Don't threaten me with a gentle tease,
Don't threaten me with angry
Please please please don't try to tell me what I am

And they come and they come and they come
I accept it with a gentle tongue 
No words spoken, no ? except

Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone
Don't talk to me about being alone....

Ends on Em.

-----
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (B-Side to "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight")

G              C                  G               D
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.
G               C                     G                D
In the village, the peaceful village, the people sleep tonight.
G                       C                       G         
Aweem away, aweem away, aweem away, aweem away, aweem away, aweem away,
D
aweem away, aweem away







------ Forwarded message ends here ------

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6stringsoffire wrote on April 15 2002, 12:00 am

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