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STREET SPIRIT
by RADIOHEAD
from THE BENDS




There are four picking patterns used throughout the song. One for each of
the Am, Em and C chords used, with a change of pattern on the Am in the
second and subsequent verses (although the original pattern is still used
for the choruses and outro). Its hard to tell what the fingerpicked
guitar does when the chords change  in the outro, as there is another
guitar over the top, playing some similar ideas up an octave (I might get
round to transcribing these one day!)

Here is the chord structure for the song:
Note that the complete picking pattern takes up two bars.

INTRO
Am---:Am---:Am---:Am---:
VERSE
Am---:Am---:Am---:Am---:
Am---:Am---:Am---:Am---:
Em---:Em---:Em---:Em---:
Am---:Am---:Am---:Am---:
CHORUS
C---:C---:Em---:Em---:
Am---:Am---:Am---:Am---:
C---:C---:Em---:Em---:
VERSE (Am picking pattern changes)
CHORUS (Double length of first chorus)
VERSE
CHORUS (Double length)
OUTRO (From "Immerse your soul....")
G---:G---:E---:E---:
Am---:Am---:Am---:Am---:
G---:G---:Em---:Em---:
Am---:Am---:

Am picking pattern (First verse/chorus)

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


Am picking pattern (Second & Third verses)

  Am      Asus2                 Am
-------------------------------------------------------------------
------1---0----------------0------1--------------------------------
--------------2----------------------------------------------------
----2---2---2---2--2---2------2------2-----------------------------
--0----------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------




Am 
Rows of houses, all bearing down on me
I can feel their blue hands touching me
Em
All these things into position, 
All these things we'll one day swallow whole
Am (4 bars)
    C    Em  Am
And fade out again
    C    E*m  Am
And fade out again
    C   Em     Am 
Ohhhhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhhh
    C   Em
Ohhhhhh Ohhhhh 

*First chorus ends here.
 Third chorus as above, but with a double length "Ohhhhh" section.
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the_bendz 0 Jan 31, 2002 07:00 PM

hey yer i jus wanna say that this is a gd song n radiohead r quality, n thom yorke will 1 day rule the world!

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foxy21 0 Feb 04, 2002 07:00 PM

Hmm, very useful, now how to find out what the hell a chord is...?

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Owensboy 40 Oct 23, 2003 08:00 PM

if you dont know what a chord is, you shouldn't be playing this tune

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