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Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 20:31:30 -0800 (PST)
From: "R. McPherson" 
Subject: CRD: "One Headlight" by The Wallflowers


From: rjmcpher@uci.edu

Title: One Headlight
Artist: The Wallflowers
Album: Bringing Down the Horse

(note: leads in D major pentatonic [B blues])

[verse] G-D-F#m-Bm

G                     D        
So long ago I don't remember when
       F#m                          Bm
That's when they say I lost my only friend
They said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetary trees

I seen the sun coming up at the funeral at dawn
I've long broken all of human law
It always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
I wondered why she hung around this place

G                        F#m
                         Hey hey hey...

[chorus:] G-D-Em-A

G
Come on try a little
D
Nothing is forever
Em                          A
There's got to be something better than in the middle
G
Me and Cinderella 
D
Put it all together
Em                   A
We can drive it home ... with one headlight.


[verse]
She said its cold it feels like independence day 
And I can't break away from this parade
But theres got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed

I seen the sign up ahead at the county line bridge
Saying all is good and nothing less its dead
Runnin' till she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothing left
She hit the end its just her window ledge

G                        F#m
                         Hey hey hey...
[chorus]

This place is old feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine but the engine doesn't turn
With smells of cheap ol' wine and cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn

So alone I feel just like somebody else
Man I ain't changed but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between
These city walls and dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killing me

G                        F#m
                         Hey hey hey...

[chorus]



From FOX_24_Promotions@prodigy.com Fri Jan 10 09:18:10 1997
Date: Thu,  9 Jan 1997 23:03:06, -0500
From: SCOTT   STILLEY 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: re: The Wallflowers "One Headlight"

One Headlight
Wallflowers 
from the CD 
Bringing Down The Horse

G			D
So long ago I don't remember when
F#				      B		A
That's when they say I lost my only friend
G				  D
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
F#				    B		A
As I listened through the cemetery trees

G	D	F#	B	A

G			        D  			
I see the sun coming up at the funeral at dawn
F#			         B     	A
A long broken arm of human law
G				        D	
Now it always seemed such a waste she always had a pretty face
F#				         B
I wondered why she hung around this place

G sustained  
			F#
			Hey!
G		       D
Come on try a little, nothing is forever 
E			  A			D
There's got be something better than in the middle
G		      D
Me and Cinderella, put it all together
E		          A		           G
We can drive it home...            with one head light

D	F# 	B	(progression repeats from here)



She said it's cold, it feels like independence day
And I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen this sign up ahead at the county line bridge
Saying all is good and nothingness is dead
Run until she's out of breath, she ran until there's nothing left
She hit the end, it's just her window ledge

Repeat Chorus

Well this place is old, it feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheaper wine, cigarettes, this place is always such 
A mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
So old, I feel just like somebody else
Man I ain't changed but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between these seedy walls of dying dreams 
I think her death, it must be killing me

Repeat Chorus  Hey, hey, hey...
From dld@uakron.edu Fri Jan 10 09:41:40 1997
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 13:16:34 -0500 (EST)
From: donald l dostal 
To: guitar@olga.net, acoustic@olga.net
Subject: chords for Wallflowers "One Headlight"

Transcribed by Luke Dostal and Bob Zak.

"One Headlight" by the Wallflowers from their 1996 album Bringing Down the
Horse.  

G                       D   
So long ago I don't remember when 

        F#                            Bm
THat's when they say I lost my only friend

           G                         D
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease

      F#                          Bm
As I listen through the cemetary trees


         G                          D
I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn

    F#                      Bm
of long broken arm of human law

         G                           D
Now it always seem such a way she always had a pretty face

       F#                             Bm    G  
I wondered when she hung around this place

F#
Hey, hey, heeehy...


Chorus
---

 G
Come on try a little

D
Nothin' is forever

Em                          A       
There's gotta be somethin' better than in the middle

G                 D     
Me an Cinderella, put it all together

Em
We can drive it home

A                G D Em A G 
With one headlight



----------------


Date: Wed, 01 Jan 1997 22:37:33 -0500
From: Mikolajczyk 
Subject: One Headlight by The Wallflowers

>From the album Bringing Down the Horse

I don^Òt own this CD (yet) so I^Òm trying to work this out 
from the radio.  I^Òm not sure about the Em chords at the 
ends of the verses and the end of the chorus and I don^Òt have
 the exact words in front of me, but I think the rest is 
pretty close.  


Verse:
        G                          D
So long ago, I don^Òt remember when
               A                            Em
That^Òs when they say I lost my only friend
           G                                D
They said she died easy of a broken heart disease
         A                           Em
As I listen through the cemetery trees

*Use the above chord pattern for each of the verses*

I see the sun comin^Ò up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wonder how she hung around this place

Chorus:
           G
Hey, come on try a little
    D
Nothing is forever
    A
There^Òs got to be something better than 
D
In the middle
G
But me and Cinderella
 D
We put it all together
 A
We can drive it home
		  Em
With one headlight


Verse:
She said it^Òs cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can^Òt break away from this parade
But there^Òs got to be an opening 
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I see the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin^Ò all there^Òs good and nothingness is dead
We^Òll run until she^Òs out of breath
She ran until there^Òs nothin^Ò left
She hit the end- it^Òs just her window ledge

Chorus:

Verse:
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn^Òt turn
Well it smells of cheap wine and cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I^Òd like to watch it burn
I^Òm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain^Òt changed, but I know I ain^Òt the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin^Ò dreams
I think of death- it must be killin^Ò me

Chorus:
One Headlight
Wallflowers 
from the CD 
Bringing Down The Horse

G			D
So long ago I don't remember when
F#				      B		A
That's when they say I lost my only friend
G				  D
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
F#				    B		A
As I listened through the cemetery trees

G	D	F#	B	A

G			        D  			
I see the sun coming up at the funeral at dawn
F#			         B     	A
A long broken arm of human law
G				        D	
Now it always seemed such a waste she always had a pretty face
F#				         B
I wondered why she hung around this place

G sustained  
			F#
			Hey!
G		       D
Come on try a little, nothing is forever 
E			  A			D
There's got be something better than in the middle
G		      D
Me and Cinderella, put it all together
E		          A		           G
We can drive it home...            with one head light

D	F# 	B	(progression repeats from here)


She said it's cold, it feels like independence day
And I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen this sign up ahead at the county line bridge
Saying all is good and nothingness is dead
Run until she's out of breath, she ran until there's nothing left
She hit the end, it's just her window ledge

Repeat Chorus

Well this place is old, it feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheaper wine, cigarettes, this place is always 
such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
So old, I feel just like somebody else
Man I ain't changed but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between these seedy walls of dying dreams 
I think her death, it must be killing me

Repeat Chorus  Hey, hey, hey...


From rumpole.no@spam.mortimer.com Fri Mar 21 11:24:01 1997
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 17:13:04 GMT
From: kitch 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB  -  One Headlight      Wallflowers

I posted a simple CRD version of this & I've since had several
requests for TAB.  I have a poor tape version of this song, so the TAB
won't be accurate in some spots.  In addition, the lyrics are pure
guesses in a few spots.  It's a good song to do some simple original
lead work, especially with bottleneck, so just use this as a starting
point.  Altho' I'm a guitar player, what really makes the song for me
is the organ part -  a copy of some old Garth Hudson work with the
Band.



=One Headlight     The Wallflowers      Jacob
Dylan===Key:Bm===Tempo:108  ===


    G                  |G                  |D/F#               |D/F#

     [intro]
   
    F#/Bb              |F#/Bb              |Bm                 |Bm

    []
   
    G                  |G                  |D/F#               |D/F#

    []
   
    F#/Bb              |F#/Bb              |[see tab below]

    []
   
  

       Bm             G
e:-----------------|------|
B:---3/5--3--------|------|
G:-----------4--2--|--0---|
D:-----------------|------|
A:-----------------|------|
E:-----------------|------|
       1  2  3  4     1


    G                  |G                  |D                  |D

    So long ago, I don't remember when that's
   |
    F#                 |F#                 |Bm                 |Bm

    when they say I lost my only friend
   
    G                  |G                  |D                  |D

    Well, since she died easy of a broken heart disease, I
   
    F#                 |F#                 |Bm                 |Bm

    listen thru the cemetery trees
   
   | G                  |G                  |D                  |D

    [rhythm only]
   
   F#                 |F#                 |Bm                 |Bm

    [] I seen the
   
    G                  |G                  |D                  |D

    sun coming up at the funeral at dawn,
   
    F#                 |F#                 |Bm                 |Bm

   | long shadows on the [????] [chamber walls]
   
    G                  |G                  |D                  |D

    It always seemed such a waste, she always had a pretty face, I
   
    F#                 |F#                 |Bm                 |Bm

    wondered why she hung around this place.....
   
    G                  |G                  |G                  |G

    [] [guitar tab - see below]
   |
    F#                 |F#                 |F#                 |F#

    Hey......!!!!!!!!!
   


        G                G
e:--------10----------|--10----10----10----10----|
B:---9/12----------12-|-----12----12----12----12-|
G:--------------------|--------------------------|
D:--------------------|--------------------------|
A:--------------------|--------------------------|
E:--------------------|--------------------------|
        1  2  3  4 .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     F#
e:|--9---------|
B:|------------|
G:|------------|
D:|------------|
A:|------------|
E:|------------|
     1 .  2....

 

    G                  |G                  |D                  |D

    Come on try a little Nothing is forever,
   
   Em                 |Em                 |A                  |A

    There's got to be something better than in the middle
   
   | G                  |G                  |D                  |D

    Me and Cinderella, we put it all together,
   
    Em                 |Em                 |A                  |A

    we can drive it home....
   
    A                  |A                  |G                  |G

    ONE HEAD LIGHT.....[see tab below]
   
    D/F#               |D/F#               |F#/Bb              |F#/Bb

   | ]
   
    Bm                 |
 


  ...one

  A
e:-------|
B:-------|
G:-------|
D:-------|
A:-------|
E:-------|


  headlight...

     G                          D
e:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:|--------------------------|-10p7---7-----------------|
G:|--------------------------|--7-----7-----------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     F#                         Bm
e:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:|--7h8p7-7---------7-------|--------------------------|
G:|--7-----7---------7h9-----|--7-----------------------|
D:|--------------------------|--7-----------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



 She said, "It's cold, it feels like
Independence Day, and I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening
somewhere here in front of me, through this maze of ugliness and
greed We seen the sun up ahead at the
County Line ridge, it said all is good and nothing's
ever dead.. Running till she's out of breath,
she ran until there's nothing left She hit the end, it's just her
window ledge
[]
[]
Hey!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on try a little
Nothing is forever There's got to be something better
than in the middle Me and Cinderella,
we put it all together, we can drive it home.....
ONE HEAD
light...................

     G                          D
e:|--------------------10----|-/14----------14/17-------|
B:|------------10/12---------|--------------------------|
G:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     F#                         Bm
e:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:|--17-------17b(19)17------|--15----------------------|
G:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     G                          D
e:|-15/19--------19-22-------|--------------14h17-------|
B:|--------------------------|--22----------------------|
G:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     F#                         Bm
e:|--------------------------|--19----------------------|
B:|--17----------17h19-------|--------------------------|
G:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


This place is
old, it feels just like a beatup truck, I turn the
engine but the engine doesn't turn It smells of
cheap wine, cigarettes; this place is always such a mess
sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn... I'm so
alone, I feel just like somebody else, know I ain't
changed but I know I ain't the same... and
somewhere here in between the City walls of dying dreams
I think of death--- it must be killing me...
[]
Hey!!! Hey!!!! Hey!!!!!!!
Come on, try a little nothing is forever
there's got to be something better than in the middle
Me and Cinderella, we put it all together,
We can drive it home........................
But ONE HEAD light!!!!..............


     G                           D
e:|-------------/14-17----14-|---17\.....-------2--2--2---|
B:|--------------------------|------------------3--3--3---|
G:|--------------------------|------------------2--2------|
D:|--------------------------|---------------0------------|
A:|--------------------------|----------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|----------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .      1  .  2  .  3  .  4   .



     Em                         A
e:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:|7/8-----7-----5-----------|--------------------0--2--|
G:|--------------------7-----|--6b(7){6}\4--2--2--------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     G                          D
e:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:|--3-----0-----------------|--------------------------|
G:|-----2-----2--------------|--------------------------|
D:|--------------5\-4/-5\-4--|--------------------0-----|
A:|--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     Em                         A
e:|--------------------------|---------------------------|
B:|--------------------------|---------------------------|
G:|--------------------4-----|--2------------------------|
D:|--------0-----2-----------|--2-----------2h4-2--4--2--|
A:|--2--2--------------------|--------------0------0-----|
E:|--------------------------|---------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3   .  4  .



     G                          D
e:|-----------10-------9p7---|-----------10-------9p7---|
B:|-/7--7-----------------10-|-/7--7-----------------10-|
G:|-/7--7--7-----------------|-/7--7--7-----------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     Em                           A       
e:|---------------------------|-------------------------------||
B:|--------10-10-----10-10----|---10-----12----10------10-----||
G:|----/11-11-11-/11-11-11-11-|-b(12)-11-11-11-11-11-b(12)-11-||
D:|---------------------------|-------------------------------||
A:|---------------------------|-------------------------------||
E:|---------------------------|-------------------------------||
     1  .  2  .   3  .  4  .      1   .  2  .  3  .     4  .



     G                          D
e:|-----------10-------9p7---|-----------10-------9p7---|
B:|-/7--7-----------------10-|-/7--7-----------------10-|
G:|-/7--7--7-----------------|-/7--7--7-----------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     Em                             A
e:-------------------------------|-----12----12----12-------|
B:------11h12-15--12-15-12-15-12-|--12----12----12----12----|
G:------11-----------------------|--------------------------|
D:-------------------------------|--------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|--------------------------|
E:-------------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .      2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     G                          D
e:|-----10-------------------|-----14-------------------|
B:|-/12----------------------|--------------------------|
G:|--------------------------|-/14----------------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



      Em                        A
e:|-----15-------14----------|--12----------12----------|
B:|--------------------------|-----------------12-15-12-|
G:|-/16------/14---------/12-|-----------12-------------|
D:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E:|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     G
e:|-----10---------------------|
B:|-/12------------------------|
G:|----------------------------|
D:|----------------------------|
A:|----------------------------|
E:|----------------------------|
     1  ....




Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 19:12:51 +1200
From: Shannon Castell 


ONE HEADLIGHT
by The Wallflowers/Jakob Dylan
from the album *Bringing down the horse*

transcribed by:   Shannon Castell
                            Midori@clear.net.nz

This song rocks.  I can sit and listen to it all day so I guess
that's how I figured out the chords and stuff so easily.  It does 
have some rhythms and stuff that I can't write down here so if 
you really want to perfect it listen to the CD.  If Jakob Dylan 
or any of the other band members ever stumble across this page 
on the internet, Thanks for writing and playing such an awesome
song.



G                                D
 So long ago,  I don't remember when
         F#m                          Bm
 That's when they say I lost my only friend
           G                        D
 Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
      F#m                    Bm
 As I listened through the cemetary trees

 I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
 The long broken arm of human law
 Now it always seemed such a waste 
 She always had a pretty face
 So I wondered how she hung around this place

E-----------------------------
A-----------------------------
D-----------------------------
G-----------------------------
B-----------------------------
E--7-10- X6 -7-9- X8 -7-10----

Chorus:
    G
 Hey, come on try a little
D
 Nothing is forever
Em                             A
 There's got to be something better than

 In the middle
G
 But me and Cinderella
D
 We put it all together
Em                     A
 We can drive it home
              G          D   Em   A
 With one headlight


She said it's cold
It feels like independence day
And I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead
We'll run until she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothin' left
She hit the end-it's just her window ledge

Chorus

E-------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------
B--0-3-7-10-5-7-3--------------------3
E-----------------7-10-5-2-5-2-0-8-2--

Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine and ciggerettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I aint changed but I know I aint the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killing me

Chorus

*Bass is just the bass note of each chord*
********If you have any improvements or stuff please
feel free to email me at Midori@clear.net.nz**********
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MrLinus48 wrote on December 24 2005, 05:58 pm

sounds more like an F# not an F#m to me

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therisingtide wrote on October 1 2006, 11:44 am

also, there is a short A after the Bm in the verse

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therisingtide wrote on October 1 2006, 11:44 am

also, there is a short A after the Bm in the verse

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