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Rodeo Clowns chords

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                             RODEO CLOWNS (ALBUM) - Jack Johnson
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Tuning: Standard

Capo 2  - chords relative to capo
                
Chords: Bm  E  G (355433) F#    
(2 = alternate, no pinky fret - i.e. G7 = 353433)


[Intro]

Bm  F#2   G2   E2


[Chorus]

Bm
sweeping the floors, open up the doors, yeah
E2
turn on the lights, getting ready for tonight
G2
nobodys romancing 'cause its too early for dancin
F#2
but here comes the music


[Verse 1]

Bm
bright lights flashing to cover up your lack of so
E
many people, so many problems, so many reasons
               G
to buy another round, drink it down
               F#
just another night on the town

Bm
with the big man, money man, better than the other man
E
he got the plan with the million dollar give a damn
G
when nobody understands he'll become a smaller man
F#
the bright lights keep flashing, the women keep on dancing


[Chorus]

Bm              F#                                          
with the clowns, yeah, yeah, yeah...
                         G           E
they pick me up when I'm down yeah-yeah
Bm              F#                                             
the rodeo clowns, yeah, yeah, yeah 
                         G          E
they pick me up when I'm down
                        
Bm
the disco ball spinning, all the music and the women
E
the shots of tequila, man they'll say that they need ya,
G
but what they really need 
F#
is just a little room to breathe
        

Bm
teeny bopping disco queen, she barely understands
E
her dreams of bellybutton rings and other kinds of things
G
symbolic of change but the thing that is strange
F#
is that the changes occurred...

and now she's just a part of the 

Bm         F#                                          
herd....yeah, yeah, yeah, man I thought 
G                  E
that you heard...yeah, yeah
            Bm      F# 
the changes occurred, yeah, yeah, yeah, (yeah)
                   G    E
just a part of the herd
        

Bm                N.C.
lights out, shut down, late night, wet ground
E
you walk by look at him, but he cant look at you, yeah
G
you might feel pity but he only feels the ground
F#
you understand moods but he only knows let down
Bm
by the corner there's another one
E
reaching out a hand, coming from a broken man, yeah
G
you try to live but he's done trying
F#                       Bm    F#
not dead, but definitely dying

                     G           E     
with the rest of the clowns.....yeah, yeah
Bm                 F#                        G      E
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmmm...Mmmmm with the rest of the clowns....


[Instrumental]

Bm  E  G  F#   (BONGO SOLO) 


[Chorus]

Bm
sweeping the floors, open up the doors, yeah
E2
turn on the lights, getting ready for tonight
G2
nobody's romancing 'cause its too early for dancing
F#2
but here comes the music
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NiteSpeed 52 Aug 13, 2006 08:12 AM

Capo isn't needed for this song

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Kakukakal 10 Jun 17, 2008 06:32 AM

and the chords arent 2, they're 7 (E7, G7). you got the names wrong

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TropicalBlend 10 Feb 23, 2009 07:34 PM

yea without the pinky its the dominant 7th shape so it's gdom7 or just g7. good job anyway!

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