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Motorway To Roswell chords

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Pixies
Motorway to Roswell
Trompe le Monde (1991)
Tabbed by: SarcasticDevil (calumsixsixsix@hotmail.co.uk)

Guitar 1: Black Francis (Acoustic)
Guitar 2: Joey Santiago (Electric)

Intro (Guitar 2):

e|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8--------------|
B|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8--------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1 (Guitar 1):

B             C#m
Last night he could not make it
G#                   C#m
He tried hard but he could not make it
B             C#m
Last night he could not make it
Riff 1
B        C#m
On a holiday
G#
For many miles
                       Riff 1
C#m                    B
Looking for a place to stay
                   C#m
Near some friendly star
G#
He found this mote
                           Riff 1
    C#m                    B
And now we wonder where we are
B                 C#m
How could this so great
G#
Turn so shitty
                    Riff 1
   C#m              B
He ended up in army crates
                   C#m
And photographs in files
G#
His tiny boat
C#m
Sparked as he turned to
B          G#
Grazed our city

Chorus:

Riff 4
E                        G
I started driving on the motorway
Riff 5
B             E
I was feeling down

Bridge (Chords G1, Tabs G2):
   B          C#m          G#                 C#m
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-----------5---4--------4------------------4----------------------|x2
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 (Guitar 1):

(quiet)
Riff 1
B             C#m               G#           C#m
Last night he could not make it

(loud)
B             C#m
Last night he could not make it
G#                   C#m
He tried hard but he could not make it
B             C#m
Last night he could not make

(Repeat Intro)

Verse 3 (Guitar 1):

Riff 2
B        C#m
On a holiday
G#
For many miles
                       Riff 2
C#m                    B
Looking for a place to stay
                   C#m
Near some friendly star
G#
He found this mote
                    Riff 2
    C#m             B
And now we wonder
                  C#m
How could this so great
G#
Turn so shit
                    Riff 2
   C#m              B
He ended up in army crates
                   C#m
And photographs in files
G#
His tiny boat
C#m
Sparked as he turned to

Bridge 2 (x2):

Riff 3
B             C#m
Last night he could not make it
G#                   C#m
He tried hard but he could not make it
B             C#m
Last night he could not make it
B        C#m
On a holiday

End Chorus (x7):
(After 3 or 4 times, just improvise something between Riffs 4 and 5)

Riff 4
E                          G
He started heading for the motorway
Riff 5
B              E
And he came right down

Outro (over piano):
Riff 5 x3

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Guitar 2 (Joe)

Riff 1
   B          C#m           G#          C#m
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-----------5----4--------4------------4---------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 2
  B          C#m     G#           C#m
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------4-----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-2-1--------------6-4-2-4---------------------------------------------|
A|-2------------------4-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 3
   B         C#m      G#
e|----------------7---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7----------9------9-7--9--7----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 4
   E           G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0------------------3-0-0-------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 5
   B          E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7b----------7b-7b-7b-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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SmileySJG 41 Jan 15, 2011 10:24 AM

can u PLEASE try and find an easier version :)

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CurtCocain 156 Nov 09, 2012 03:53 AM

It is correct and easy going :). Really nice song. Thank you so much.

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Debaser2421 10 Jul 06, 2015 11:51 AM

Very simple song gotta love it

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