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Mud Football Chords

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MUD FOOTBALL

All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson
Transcribed by Jai Mitchell
jai_mitchell@yahoo.com
http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell

CHORDS

Most of this song is just the G and D7 chords as shown below
G    X 5 5 4 3 X
D7   X 5 4 5 3 X

I would reccomend holding the G with this fingering

0 E_A_D_G_B_e
1 |_|_|_|_|_|
2 |_|_|_|_|_|
3 T_|_|_|_1_1
4 |_|_|_2_|_|
5 |_3_4_|_|_|

which means the thumb (T) mutes the low E string and the 
1st finger mutes the high e string

and the D7 chord should be fingered like this, allowing for 
and easy transition between the two chords

0 E_A_D_G_B_e
1 |_|_|_|_|_|
2 |_|_|_|_|_|
3 T_|_|_|_1_1
4 |_|_2_|_|_|
5 |_3_|_4_|_|

so that the only two fingers moving are the 2nd and 4th (middle and pinky)
as they swap strings while staying on the same frets... easy

the CHORUS has the following chords aswell
E   0 2 2 1 0 0
G   3 5 5 4 3 3
C   X 3 5 5 5 3
A   X 0 2 2 2 0


the rythym for the intro is something like this

G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-G-x-x-
D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-D-x-x-
repeated

this basically means you keep your right hand going at a steady pace,
striking the strings with equal power every time, but only squeezing with
the left hand every third strum, so you get that feeling... just listen and
you'll figure it out...


then the VERSE (you can figure the rythym out here)
G
Saturday morning and it's time to go
One of these could be the days but who could'a known
D7
Loadin' in the back of a pick-up truck
Ridin' with the boys and pushing their luck
G
Singin' songs loud on the way to the game
Wishing all the things could still be the same
D7
China's homeruns over the backstop
Ke kua on the barb and soda pop

CHORUS
E          G
We used to laugh a lot
   C           
But only because we thought
G                    D7           G      D7      
That everything good always would remain
G                           D7          G        D7
Nothing gonna change there's no need to complain

(Repeat INTRO just once on each chord)

G
Sunday morning and this time they're going
Been raining all night so everybody knows
D7
Over to the field for tackle football
Big hits, big hats, yeah give me the ball
G
Rain is pouring, touchdown scoring
Keep on rolling, never boring
D7
Karma, karma, karma chameleon
We're talking kinda funny from helium

(repeat CHORUS from above)
We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing gonna change there's no need to complain

---------------------------------
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-10-x-x-9-x-x-7-x-10-x-x-9-x-7-x-
---------------------------------
--8-x-x-7-x-x-5-x--8-x-x-7-x-5-x-
---------------------------------

--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
-10-x-x-9-x-x-7-x-10-x-x-9-x-7-5-5\0----5\0-
--------------------------------------------
--8-x-x-7-x-x-5-x--8-x-x-7-x-5-5-5\0----5\0-
--------------------------------------------

G
Monday morning and this time they're going
Wet trunks and schoolbooks and sand on my toes
D7
Do anything you can to dodge the bus-stop blues
They're driving a padidle with a burnt-out fuse
G
My best friend Kenny wants to go with you
So meet him by the sugar mill after school
D7
My best friend Kimmy wants to go with you
Meet her by the sugar mill after school

(repeat CHORUS as before) 
We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
(THEN)
(CHORUS type 2)
E          G
We used to laugh a lot
   C           
But only because we thought
A                     
That everything good always would 
C                            G       D7
Everything good always would remain

(repeat INTRO into fade out)
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redwood2279 14 wrote on November 19 2005, 11:08 am

I got the music book for this album and your wrong

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Quincy1357 11 wrote on June 18 2014, 09:42 pm

Lack of formatting. Lack of accuracy. Clearly wrong.

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