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Don't Let It Bring You Down (live version from "Down by the River" bootleg)
Neil Young


Well, this is as close as I can get. I like this live version better than
the album version and it's very fun to play: very free rhythm. Dont play with a
metronome.

This is the live version from "Down by the River." 
It's similar to the live version on "4 way street" which is tuned a whole step higher (C G C F A C)
than this version and has other differences...
The hardest thing about this tab was figuring out the tuning. I believe that the "4 Way Street" and
"After the Goldrush" versions have similar tuning so if you like, figure those out... they shouldn't be
too much different from this tab.

Tabbed by: orestm





Every string is tuned DOWN to:

Crazy Tuning: low A#  F  A#  D#  G  A#



intro riff:

|---------0--0--0---0------0--0--0--0------|-0---0--0--0---0-------------0--0--0----------|
|---------3--3--3---1------1--1--1--0------|-3---3--3--3---1-------------1--1--0----------|
|------2-----2--2---0------0--0--0--0------|-2---2--2--2---0-------------0--0--0----------|
|-0----0-----0--0---0------0--0--0--0------|-0---0--0--0---3-------------------3----------|
|-x-----------------3------------3--0------|-x--------------------------------------------|
|-0-----------------0----------------------|-0--------------------------------------------|



|-0---0--0--0---0-----0-------0--0--0------|-0---0--0--0---0-------------0--0--0----------|
|-3---3--3--3---1-----1-------1--1--0------|-3---3--3--3---1-------------1--1--0----------|
|-2---2--2--2---0-----0-------0--0--0------|-2---2--2--2---0-------------0--0--0----------|
|-0---0--0--0---2--------------------------|-0---0--0--0---3-------------------3----------|
|-x-------------3--------------------------|-x-------------3------------------------------|
|-0----------------------------------------|-0--------------------------------------------|

repeat second line twice with slight rhythm variations




 Old man sittin...
(------------slight palm mute-----------)

|---------------------------------------|---0----0---0--0--0--------|
|-------------3--3-------------3--3--3--|---6----6---6--6--6--------|
|-----2---2---2--2--2---2---2--2--2--2--|---5----5---5--5-----5-----|
|--0--0---0---0--0--0---0---0--0--0--0--|---0----0---0--0-------0---|
|--0--0---0---0-----0---0---0--0--0--0--|---------------------------|
|--0------------------------------------|---------------------------|

|-/7---7---7--7--7---7--7---7--7--|--------3------------5---5---5---|
|-/8---8---8--8--8---8--8---8--8--|--------3--3---------5---5---5---|
|-/7---7---7--7--7---7--7---7--7--|--3--3--3--3--5---5--5---5---5---|
|------0---0-----0---0--0---0--0--|--3--3--3--3--5---5--5---5---5---|
|---------------------------------|--5--5--5--5--7---7--7---7---7---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
                                    Repeat(no palm mute, strum fully)



Refrain 1

..bring you down...

|-----------0-------------0------|-----------0-------------0--------|
|--0----0---0--0---0--0---0--0---|--1----1---1--1---1--1---1--1-----|
|--0----0---0--0---0--0---0--0---|--0----0---0--0---0--0---0--0-----|
|--3----3---3--3---3--3---3--3---|--3----3---3--3---3--3---3--3-----|
|--2-----------2----------2------|--2-----------2----------2--------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|-----------0-------------0------|
|--0----0---0--0---0--0---0--0---|
|--0----0---0--0---0--0---0--0---|
|--3----3---3--3---3--3---3--3---|    into intro riff
|--2-----------2----------2------|
|--------------------------------|


Second verse and refrain are the same as the first time around..
then the second chorus thing:



...down, its only castles...

|--0-----0-----------0----|------------0--------|--------------------|
|--3-----3-----3-----3----|------------3--------|--------------------|
|--0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2--|--0----0----0----0---|--------------------| back to intro riff
|--0-----0-----0-----0----|--0----0---------0---|--0----0----0----0--|
|-------------------------|--0h2--0h2-------2---|--2----2----2----2--|
|-------------------------|---------------------|--3----3----3----3--|


Play intro riff a few times, then the second chorus again then the harmonics!:


|-----<7>----------<12>-|-----------------------|
|----<7>----------<12>--|-----------------------|
|---<7>----------<12>---|-----------------------|
|--<7>----------<12>----|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|


|-----<7>----------<12>-|-----------------------||
|----<7>----------<12>--|-----------------------||
|---<7>----------<12>---|-----------------------||
|--<7>----------<12>----|-----------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------||


Lyrics:

Old man lying by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking from the weight of the load
And the building scrape the sky,
Cold wind ripping down the alley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.

Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

Blind man running through the light of the night
With an answer in his hand,
Come on down to the river of sight 
And you can really understand,
Red lights flashing through the window in the rain,
Can you hear the sirens moan?
White cane lying in a gutter in the lane,
If you're walking home alone.

Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Just find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Just find someone who's turning
And you will come around.




Questions, Comments, Corrections, blah blahs: orestm@yahoo.com
==============================================================


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| <> harmonic
| x  Mute note
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