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Song: 1979 Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins Album: Mellon Chollie and the Infinite Sadness URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellon_Collie_and_the_Infinite_Sadness;http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_%28song%29 Tempo: 6|8 Method: Chorus & slight reverb style Tuning: Half-Step Down (EbAbDbGbBbeb) Capo 2 Chords: 123456 G 320003 Dmaj7 000222 D5 XX023X Em7 020000 A X02220 Gmaj7/E XX0002 E 244322 Bm X24432 Intro Riff: |Dmaj7 D5| |Dmaj7 D5| Verse 1: G Dmaj7 D5 Shakedown 1979, G Dmaj7 D5 Cool kids never have the time. G Em7 On a live wire right up off the street A Dmaj7 D5 You and I should meet. Verse 2: G Dmaj7 D5 Junebug skipping like a stone G Dmaj7 D5 With headlights pointed at the dawn. G We were sure we'd never see Em7 A An end to it all. Chorus 1: D5 Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D D5 And I don't even care to shake these zipper blues, Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D D5 And we don't know just where our bones will rest. Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D To dust I guess, Em7 A Dmaj7 D5 Forgotten and absorbed into the earth be-low. Riff: |G Dmaj7 D5| Verse 3: G Dmaj7 D5 Double cross the vacant and the bored, G Dmaj7 D5 They're not sure just what we have in store. G Em7 A Morphine city slippin' dues down to see. Chorus 2: D5 Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D D5 We don't even care as restless as we are, Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D D5 We feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts. Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D And poured cement, A Lamented and assured. Bridge: Bm G To the lights - and towns below, A Bm G Faster than - the speed of sound. A Bm G Faster than - we thought we'd go, Em7 A Dmaj7 D5 Be-neath the sound - of hope. Verse 4: G Dmaj7 D5 Justine never knew the rules, G Dmaj7 D5 Hung down with the freaks and ghouls. G Dmaj7 D5 No apologies ever need be made, D5 Em7 A I know better than you fake it to see. Chorus 3: D5 Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D D5 That we don't even care to shake these zipper blues, Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D D5 And we don't know just where out bones will rest. Dmaj7 Gmaj7/D To dust I guess, Em7 A Dmaj7 D5 Forgotten and absorbed into the earth be-low. Coda: G Dmaj7 D5 The street heats the urgency of now, G D5 As you see there's no-one around. [End] Notes: 1. After many frustrated attempts in the 'Pumpkins preferred Eb tuning, this was my approach to capture the 'spirit of the song' with simple, practical chords in an Open Tuning. There are obviously many variants. 2. Corgan wrote "1979" as the last of approximately 56 songs for this album. He "...considers "1979" the most personally important song on Mellon Collie."