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

RECKONING  

Contains: HarborCoat, 7 Chinese Brothers, So. Central Rain, Pretty Persuasion,
          Time After Time (AnnElise), Letter Never Sent, (Don't Go Back to) 
          Rockville,
Missing:  Second Guessing, Little America


HARBORCOAT

{This song is actually played in Eb on the record. This transcription in 
 E won't go along much with the album unless you tune down.}

 {intro   E  G#m  A / Asus2}

  C#m                   E                               A  B 
 They crowded up together with their noses worn off
  C#m                   E                               A  B
 A handshake is worthy it's all that you've got
  C#m                   E                               A  B
 Metal shoes on wood it pushed her right back
             C#m                E                       A  B
 There's a splinter in her eye and it reads react

/F#m   G#m/  x 3     F#m7
 
{same as before}
 They shifted the statues for harboring ghosts
 Redden their necks color their clothes
 Then we danced ________
 She gathered the corners and called it her gown
 
  E     G#m         A/Asus2 E    G#m        A/Asus2
 Please find my harborcoat can't go outside without it
{same as above}
 Find my harborcoat can't go outside without it
 
{same as other verses}
 They crowded up together with their noses worn off
 A handshake is worthy it's all that you've got
 Metal shoes on wood pushed her right back
 There's a splinter in your eye it reads react R-E-A-C-T
 
{break  Em  with 12th fret harmonics  played as fast and
 furiously as a trainload of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany!}

 They've shifted the statues for harboring ghosts
 Redden their necks color their clothes
 ________________
 She gathered the corners and called it her gown
 She said...
{end on F#m}

-----
Harbourcoat

Remember to tune down a half step to play with the record.

Intro (and Chorus)
      E           G#m            A (add B)
Eb-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----0----|
Bb-|--0--0--5--0--4--4--5--4--4--5--5--5--5--5--5-----5-----5-----5----|
Gb-|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--6--6--6--6--6--4--h6----6--4--h6----6-|
Db-|--6--6--6--6-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(The second guitar plays root and 5th of the chords, mixed low)


Verse

      C#m      E        A                       B
Eb-|--4--4--4----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-|--5--5--5-----------5--5--5--5------5----------7-------------------|
Gb-|--6--6--6-----------6--6--6--6----6---6-----8-----8----------------|
Db-|--6--6--6--7--6-----7--7--7--7--7--------9-------------------------|
Ab-|-----------------7-------------------------------------------------|
Eb-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Interlude (Between Verses)

      F#m         G#m   F#m         G#m   F#m         G#m
Eb-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-|--7--7--7--7--9--9--7--7--7--7--9--9--7--7--7--7--9--9-------------|
Gb-|--6--6--6--6--8--8--6--6--6--6--8--8--6--6--6--6--8--8-------------|
Db-|--7--7--7--7--------7--7--7--7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
Ab-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


      F#m7
Eb-|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------------------|
Bb-|--------7-----------7-----------7-----------7----------------------|
Gb-|--6-----------6-----------6-----------6----------------------------|
Db-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



 They crowded up together with their noses worn off
 A handshake is worthy it's all that you've got
 Metal shoes on wood it pushed her right back
 There's a splinter in your eye, it reads react

Interlude

 They shifted the statues for harboring ghosts
 Redden their necks color their clothes
(or "Red menace color their clothes"???)
 Then we danced with the rest but the menance got out
 She gathered the corners and called it her gown

Chorus
 Please find my harborcoat can't go outside without it
 Find my harborcoat can't go outside without it

 They crowded up together with their noses worn off
 A handshake is worthy it's all that you've got
 Metal shoes on wood pushed her right back
 There's a splinter in your eye it reads react R-E-A-C-T

{break  Em  with 12th fret harmonics  played fast and
 furiously}

Chorus

 They've shifted the statues for harboring ghosts
 Redden their necks color their clothes
 Then we danced with the rest but the menance got out
 She gathered the corners and called it her gown
 She said...
{end on F#m}

-----
SEVEN CHINESE BROTHERS

"riff"
(G) 11-11-11-12----14----16-16-16-16---14--------11-11-11-12----11-9--7
(D) 0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0

..cont  (G) 7--7--7               
       (D) 0--0--0--0--0--0--0- 

{play the riff over and over}
 The smell of sweet short-haired boy woman offers pull up a chair
 Taking one symphony now we've just begun the battle
 Wrap your heel in bones of steel turn the leg a twist of color
 Autumn waited hold it to you in the colored come another
 
  Cadd2                         D9                D Dsus4 D D D
 Seven chinese brothers swallowing the ocean
{same}
 Seven thousand years to sleep away the pain
 She will return, she will return
 
tab for break:  the chord is like this...
(E) -0-                      
(B) -0-
(G) -4-                          (G)  --------0-----
(D) -4-       ..the lick..       (D)  ------4-----4-
(A) -2-                          (A)  --2-2---------

{so like the sequence for the break is like

chord for two measures/ do the lick twice/ chord for two more measures
then these chords:  D/// A/// }
 
 The smell of sweet short-haired boy woman offers pull up a seat
 Taking one symphony now we've just begun the battle
 Wrap your heel in bones of steel turn the leg a twist of color
 Autumn waded seven seas swimming colored come another
 
 The smell of sweet short-haired boy woman offers pull up a chair 
 Taking one symphony now I guess they've lost that battle 
 Wrap your heel in bones of steel turn the leg a twist of color 
 Autumn waded seven seas swimming colored come another 
 

SO. CENTRAL RAIN (I'M SORRY)

{ opening riff }
           E(1) : -------------0---1-------
           B(2) : ------------3--3---3-----
           G(3) : ----------2----------2---
           D(4) : -----2-3-0 {let ring out!}
           A(5) : -3-3---------------------


{riff:     E(1) : --------------0---1------
           B(2) : ------------3---3---3----
           G(3) :-----------2-----------2--
           D(4) :-------3-0 {let ring out!}
           A(5) :-----3-------------------
           E(6) :-3-3----------------------

C             Em   Gm         F
Did you never call   I waited for your call
       C           Cm      F     C
These rivers of suggestion   are driving me away
C              Em  Gm          F   
The trees will bend the cities wash away
     C          Cm    F      C
The city on the river has a girl without a dream
     
Dm2
I'm sorry 

{bass solo}   C

{same as first verse}
Eastern to mountain third party call the lines are down
The wise man built his words upon the rocks 
But I'm not bound to follow suit
The trees will bend the conversation's dimmed
Will build yourself another home, this choice isn't mine

chorus x 2 ... Am x 2 ..... {bass solo over G   C}

{same as other verses}
Did you never call I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
The ocean sands the conversation's dimmed
Will build yourself another dream, this choice isn't mine

{end very intensely on Am}



PRETTY PERSUASION
       
       Intro :  (Play twice)

       
           E ******** Esus ************************* E ******** D ***** A *****
       E---0---  ----  -0--   0---0-!---0--  0--0--  --0---  strum.   strum. !
       B----420  2420  --0-  --0----!----0-  -0----  ---0--  -------  -------!
       G-------  ----  2--2  ---2---!-2---2  --2---  1---1-  -------  -------!
       D-------  ----  ----  -------!-2----  ------  2----   -------  -------!
       A-------  ----  ----  -------!------  ------  ------  -------  -------!
       E----------------------------!----------------0-----------------------!
       
       Verse :

       Dsus---->D   Dsus---->D   Asus-(A)--(hammer on+off D,C#,B,C# on B string)
         It's.......what      I    want.......................
       Dsus---->D   Dsus---->D   Asus--(A)---     >----------
         I...........real............ize.....................
       Dsus---->D   Dsus---->D   Asus--(A)---     >----------
         All.........has   been   tried........................
       Dsus---->D   Dsus---->D   Asus--(A)---     >----------
         Follow..... eas....ily.....................(uh, whatever..)
       
       F#m-----(Bm,    A)------F#m        E(sus)--F#m     (Esus:  2nd fret of
        Cannot shuffle in this heat.  It's all    wrong       A,D,and G strings)
       F#m-----(Bm,     A )-----F#m           E---> F#m
        Try to put that on your sleeve. It's all  wrong
                                              E------->F#m
                                             All    wrong
       Chorus :
            
            D       E ------->F#m              D       E--------->F#m
       It's got   pretty persuasion     She's got     pretty  persuasion
            D       E-------->F#m              D       E--------->F#m
       God damn   your    con fusion    She's got     pretty  persuasion
       
       Repeat the above for verse#2, and chorus ..
       
       Bridge :

       E/ F#m         A--->E       Dsus--->D, Dsus--->D.
             In the   light..................................
          F#m         A--->E    Dsus--->D, (A)-->D,   (A)->D,(A)->D,(A)->D,A.
             All this hea...............bleah, bleah.........etc.......
       
       Now play the TAB stuff again, then verse #3, then chorus again,
       ends on F#m. ("Pretty persuay".)


------
TIME AFTER TIME (ANNELISE)

The tune is in E flat, but uses standard RES chord shapes.

Play the main riff and chorus on a guitar tuned to F, or tuned normally and
capoed to the first fret, or tuned to E flat and capoed on the second fret.

Play the 2nd guitar part on a guitar tuned to E flat, so you can get the drone
effect.  You can just play the 1st and 2nd strings if you want.

Play the 3rd guitar part (ringing chords) on a guitar tuned to E flat, using
this shape:
Eb chord shape:  079900

Main riff (tune to F or capo 1st fret)
F--|-0----0-0-0---3-3-sl-5-0---- This is the main riff and repeats many times
C--|-3----3-3-3---3-3--------0-- throughout the song.  I believe that the main
Ab-|-2----2-2-2---2-2----------- chord here is Dsus2 with some extra picking
Eb-|-0----0-0-0---0-0----------- thrown in. Wierd, but not so hard once you get
Bb-|---------------------------- the hang of it. Tune to F to maximize ringing
F--|---------------------------- of open strings.  (Or play in standard tuning
                                 with capo on 1st fret).

2nd guitar (tune to E flat)
Eb-|-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-----| This is the droning heard through most of the song                        
Bb-|-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-----| Play with either two or three strings, your choice.
Gb-|-9-9-9-9----------------|
Db-|------------------------|
Ab-|------------------------|
Eb-|------------------------|

Eb
Ask the girl of the hour by the water tower's watch
If your friends took a fall, are you obligated to follow

Time after Time section (guitar 1, F tuning)

     Fm             Ab             Eb (main riff)
F--|-----0---------------3-0-------0----0-0-0---3-3-sl-5-----------|
C--|-------0---0------0------3-0---3----3-3-3---3-3--------0-------|
Ab-|---0-----0------0--------------2----2-2-2---2-2----------------|
Eb-|-2-----------------------------0----0-0-0---0-0----------------|
Bb-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F--|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Fm        Ab          Eb
Time after time after time
Time after time after time

Eb
If the bull's on his hooves will you gather friends by the tower?
If you try to refuse, will they judge your worth by the hour?
Fm        Ab          Eb
Time after time after time
Time after time after time

Eb
If you're tired and you're tried you can find me in my room
You can stay if you want and the third time you can't lose
Fm        Ab          Eb
Time after time after time
Time after time after time

Guitar solo (2 times)

Eb-|-7-5-4-5-4------------7-7-7-5-9-7-5--------------------------------|
Bb-|-----------7-5-7-/9-7----------------------------------------------|
Gb-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb
Ask the girl of the hour, by the water tower's watch
Go and fight if you want but who will turn out the light
Fm        Ab          Eb
Time after Time after Time
Time after time after time

End on Eb chord (7th fret)

Notes:  There are three guitars on this song.  One (tuned to F?) plays the
main riff.  The second basically drones on Eb notes, played on two strings at
once.  A 12 string would be ideal for this part.  A third guitar plays the Eb
chord on the seventh fret (with open Eb and Bb strings).  It sounds like
there's more going on due to the interaction of these parts.

------
LETTER NEVER SENT
       
       This, as most songs on Reckoning, is based on the D chord. I play it
       by making a D chord but without putting my first finger on the high E
       string.  This makes it easier to do the fingerings needed for this
       song.  Basically it goes pretty much like this :
       
       -----------------------------------------------------------------
       -----------------------3-----------------------------------------
       -----------------------------------------------------------------
       0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-2-2-2----0---0-----------------------------------
       2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0------3-------------------------------------
       -----------------------------------------------------------------
       
       After the beginning part there are these series of chords :
       
       D D D D G G C C C C D D D D G G C C C C
       
       And then the chorus:
       
       A               G          A         G        A        G
       Heaven's yours           Heavens   yours     Heavens yours...etc
       
       There there is this part:
       
       Bm         A        D           Bm     A       G
       When I'm moving too fast       Where's my new adress

CAMERA

So, let's call this "riff a".

D(4) !0-----------0-2-!3-------------0-!2---------------!----------------!
A(5) !----------------!----------------!----------------!------0---0---0-!


D(4) !0-----------0-2-!3-------------0-!2---------------!----------------!
A(5) !----------------!----------------!----------------!1-----1---0---0-!

That's the first eight measures of the song.  In fact, that's the bass line for 
all the verses.  If you have a bass and a guitar both, the bass should play 
this throughout (except for the chorus) and the guitar should not come in until 
the third line of the first verse ("when the party lulls...").  If you have 
just a guitar, then you should play this for the first two lines of the first 
verse.

We'll call this "riff b".

e(1) !5-------------5-!----------------!------3---------!0-----0-----0---!
B(2) !3-----------3---!------3---------!----0-----0-----!--3-----3-----3-!
G(3) !2---------2-----!--2-------2-----!--2---------2---!----0-----0-----!
D(4) !0-------0-------!3-----------3-0-!2-------------2-!----------------!

There is, of course, ad lib. on the actual recording, but this is the basic 
pattern.

And this is "riff c".
                 (slide)
e(1) !------------5/10!8---------------!7-------------!----------------!
B(2) !----------3-----!--------------10!---------10p8h!10----10--------!
G(3) !--------2-------!                   (pull-off and hammer-on)
D(4) !0---------------!

or, another way that might be easier:
e(1) !------------5/10!8-------------5h!7---------5--p3!5-----5---------!
B(2) !----------3-----!
G(3) !--------2-------!
D(4) !0---------------!
(the more I play it over, the better I like this fingering...)

Also, throughout the chorus, there's a pretty typical sus4/add2 chord pattern; 
for example, on the D chord, do something like this to the note on e(1):
e(1) !2-----2-2-3---5-!--3---2---0---2-!
Do the same thing on the second string while playing the A chord at the end of 
the chorus.  On the C chord, hammer-on to the third fret on the second string 
(Cadd2) in a similar pattern.

Now that _that's_ all done with...


verse 1
       /From the inside room when the front room green
riff a   
       \Becomes your special book, it was simple then 

riff b 	When the party lulls, if we fall by the side

riff b 	Will you be remembered?  Will she be remembered?  (Asus4/A)

chorus
	G		D C			   D
	Alone in a crowd, a bartered lantern borrowed
	G		    D	  C			  A
	If I'm to be your camera, then who will be your film?

verse 2	
riff b	I fell by your bed once; I didn't want to tell you
riff b	I should keep myself inbetween th pages
riff b	When the party lulls, if we fall by the side
riff b	Will you be remembered?  Will she be remembered?  (Asus4/A)

chorus

play riff c twice, then:

verse 3
riff c	From the inside room when the front room green
riff b	Becomes your special book, it was simple then
riff b	When the party lulls, if we fall by the side
riff b	I still like you; can you rememeber?  (Asus4/A)

chorus twice

That's about all there is to it!  Enjoy!

(DON'T GO BACK TO) ROCKVILLE

 {intro : E / / /  E / / / E / /  /  Esus4 E EaddF# E}
 
  E                                                                 A/Asus4
 Looking at your watch a third time waiting in the station for a bus
  E                                                                 A/Asus4
 Going to a place that's far, so far away and if that's not enough
  B             A     G#m  C#m                              Bm        A/Asus4
 Going where nobody says hello, they don't talk to anybody they don't know

         E                                                                  A
 You'll wind up in some factory that's full time filth and nowhere left to go
  E                                                   A/Asus4
 Walk home to an empty house, sit around all by yourself
     B                       A      G#m   C#m
 I know it might sound strange, but I believe
                           Bm       A/Asus4   A A/G#bass   A/F#bass
 You'll be coming back before too long
 
  E                F#m    B
 Don't go back to Rockville
  A                                      (B)  3-2-0---0-2--3-2-0--0
 And waste another year    riff:        (G)  ------2------------2
 
{same as above}
 At night I drink myself to sleep and pretend
 I don't care if you're not here with me
 'Cause it's so much easier to handle 
 All my problems if I'm too far out to sea
 But something better happen soon
 Or it's gonna be too late to bring you back
 
  E                           D    B     A  B
 It's not as though I really need you 
  E                           F#m  B     A  B
 If you were here I'd only leave you
  F#m      C#m          F#m         C#m               A
 But everybody else in town only wants to bring you down and
                             B
 That's not how it ought to be

{same as before}
 I know it might sound strange, but I believe
 You'll be coming back before too long




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