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Rocky Raccoon chords

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  Jack Johnson
~ Rocky Racoon ~

E Standard Tuning
This is the version that Jack played for iHeartRadio,
it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1kHfG0qrk0
It's fairly simple, I'd say the hardest part is getting the rhythm down and probably the stretch from
A in the bass to G#. The focus is really in the bass too, there's not as much emphasis put on the higher
strings for the second part of the song. I do recommend watching the video if you want to sing along,
Jack's flow can be pretty difficult to mimic going off this tab. Enjoy, anyway.

The chords used are:

F#m:   244222
B:     X24442
E:     022100
A:     577655
A/G#:  4776XX

Rhythm 1:

    F#m                        B 
 <---D--D---U-D-U-D--U---U-D-U-D--D---U-D-U-D--D---U-D-U------------->
e|------2---2-2-2----2---2-2-x----2---2-2-2----2---2-2-x-------------|
B|------2---2-2-2----2---2-2-x----4---4-4-4----4---4-4-x-------------|
G|------2---2-2-2----2---2-2-x----4---4-4-4----4---4-4-x-------------|
D|------4---4-4-4----4---4-4-x-4--4---4-4-4-4--4---4-4-x-------------|
A|---4------------4------------2------------2------------------------|
E|---2------------2--------------------------------------------------|
        
     E                         A           A/G#
 <---D--D---U-D-U-D--U---U-D-U-D--D---U-D-U-D--D---U-D-U------------->
e|------0---0-0-0----0---0-0-x----x---x-x-x----x---x-x-x-------------|
B|------0---0-0-0----0---0-0-x----x---x-x-x----x---x-x-x-------------|
G|------1---1-1-1----1---1-1-x----6---6-6-6----6---6-6-x-------------|
D|------2---2-2-2----2---2-2-x----7---7-7-7----7---7-7-x-------------|
A|---2------------2------------7--7---7-7-7-7--7---7-7-x-------------|
E|---0------------0------------5------------4------------------------|

Rhythm 2:
The Xs here are a sort of slap on the strings, which Jack does a lot in his songs. They're basically 
frethand mutes, but using your strumming hand to slap the strings with the back of your fingernails. A
pick can be used too, I think it just sounds better with a hand. They're where a lot of the rhythm comes
from.
    F#m                        B
 <---D-----D----D-U-D-U-D-D--DUD-----D----D-U-D-U-D-D--DU------------>
e|---------X--------------X----------X--------------X----------------|
B|---------X--------------X----------X--------------X----------------|
G|---2-----X--------------X--xx4-----X----x-4---4---X--xx------------|
D|---4-----X----x-4---4---X--xx4-----X----x-4-4-4-4-X--xx------------|
A|---4-----X----x-4-4-4-4-X--xx2-----X----x-0-2-0-2-X--xx------------|
E|---2-----X----x-0-2-0-2-X----------X--------------X--xx------------|

     E                         A           A/G#
 <---D-----D----D-U-D-U-D-D--DUD-----D----DUD---D---D--DU------------>
e|---------X--------------X----------X--------------X----------------|
B|---------X--------------X----------X--------------X----------------|
G|---1-----X--------------X--xx6-----X----xx6---6---X--xx------------|
D|---2-----X----x-0-2-0-2-X--xx7-----X----xx7---7---X--xx------------|
A|---2-----X----x-0-2-0-2-X--xx7-----X----xx7---7---X--xx------------|
E|---0-----X----x-0-0-0-0-X--xx5-----X----xx4---4---X--xx------------|





Intro: F#m, B, E, A A/G#,

F#m
Well somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota
B
Lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon,
E                              A
One day his woman ran off with another guy,
A/G#                          F#m
And it hit young Rocky in the eye.

Rocky didn't like that
         B
He said, "I'm gonna get that boy".
   E
So one day he walked into town
                             A              A/G#
Booked himself a room in the local saloon.




F#m                   B
Rocky Raccoon checked into his room,
E                          A     A/G#
But only to find Gideon's Bible.
F#m              B
Rocky had come, equipped with a gun,
   E                         A      A/G#
To shoot off the legs of his rival.
    F#m                 B
His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,
   E                           A      A/G#
By stealing the girl of his fancy.
    F#m                      B
Her name was Magill, but she called herself Lil,
    E                       A    A/G#
And everyone knew her as Nancy.
     F#m                  B                  
Well she and her man, who called himself Dan,
     E                       A         A/G#
Were in the next room at the hoe down.
     F#m                 B
Well Rocky burst in, and grinning a grin,
       E                    A          A/G#
Said, "Danny boy, this is a showdown".
    F#m                   B
But Danny was hot, and he drew first and shot,
    E                      A       A/G#
And Rocky collapsed in the corner.

~Doodleoo interloode~
F#m, B, E, A A/G#, x2
    
    F#m                 B
The doctor came in, and stinking of gin,
   E                    A      A/G#
Proceeded to lie on the table.
          F#m
He said, "Rocky, you met your match".
          B
He said, "No Doc, you know it's only a scratch.
            E                                          A          A/G#
And I'll be better Doc, I will be better, as soon as I am able".

   F#m                    B
So Rocky Raccoon, he fell back in his room,
    E                     A      A/G#
But only to find Gideon's Bible.
    F#m                         B
And Gideon checked out, well he left it, no doubt,
   E                        A      A/G#
To help with good Rocky's revival.

~Doodloo endoon~
F#m, B, E, A/G#, x2

end on F#m

            
            
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