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The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
#

# For the latest collection of R.E.M. chords & tab, go to
# http://www.uark.edu/~cbray/rem/
#
# If you have any corrections or additions to this file, please email them
# to cbray@comp.uark.edu
#

THE SIDEWINDER SLEEPS TONIGHT


(intro)

D////G//C//Am///
D////G//C//Am///
D////G//C//Am///

Then:

  C               Em
e---------0-----|---------0---------|
B-------------1-|-------------0-----|
G--0------------|--0----------------|
D--2------------|--2----------------|
A--3------------|--2----------------|
E---------------|--0----------------|


F                                          C
This here is the place where I will be staying
      F
There isn't a number, you can call the pay phone
C                                 F
Let it ring a long long long long time
                             Am                    C            F           C
If I don't pick up, hang up, call back, let it ring some more,  Ohhhhhhh...
   F                                        Am                             C
If I don't pick up, pick up, the sidewinder sleep, sleep, sleeps in a coil

D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her

C    Em  {Play using above riff}
Ohhhh.....

                 F
There are scratches all around the coin slot
        C                                 F
Like a heartbeat baby trying to wake up
                          C
But this machine can only swallow money
                            F
you can't lay a patch by computer design
              Am                      C
Just a lot of stupid, stupid signs

F          C
Tell her
F                        C                                     F
Tell her she can kiss my ass, then laugh and say that you were only kidding.
                               Am                             C
That way she'll know that it's really, really, really, really me, me.

D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her

C    Em  {Play using above riff}
Ohhhh.....

 F
Baby, instant soup doesn't really grab me.
     C                                                  F
Today I need something more sub - s(tub) - sub - substantial.
                                          C
A can of beans or black-eyed peas, some Nescafe and ice
    F                             Am                   C
A Candy bar, a fallen star, or a reading from Doctor Suess

D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her

C    Em  {Play using above riff}
Ohhhh.....

Bridge:

{Here's how to pick the chords in the bridge}:

  Bm              Am                C
e---------2------|---------0------|-------0------|
B-------------3--|-------------1--|------------1-|
G----------------|----------------|--------------|
D----------------|----------------|--------------|
A-2--------------|-0--------------|-3------------|
E----------------|----------------|--------------|


Bm                            Am
The cat in the hat came back, wrecked a lot of havoc on the way.
Bm                                 Am
 Always had a smile and a reason to pretend,
          Bm                                    Am
But their world has flat backgrounds and little need to sleep, but to dream
C                 Em
 The sidewinder sleeps on his back.

D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F#   D  D/F#      G5           C9   G5                 Am
   I can always sleep standing up.  Call me when you try to wake her

C    Em  {Play using above riff}
Ohhhh.....

D  D/F# D           D/F#        G5      C9   G5                 Am
   Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F#   D  D/F#      G5           C9   G5                 Am
   I can always sleep standing up.  Call me when you try to wake her
D  D/F#   D  D/F#      G5           C9   G5                 Am
   I can always sleep standing up.  Call me when you try to wake her

  C                         Em      D/A
We've got to moogie moogie move on this one.

            
            
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