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Taken from a fan website. I take no credit. 

Version from the Rollercoaster album. Note the f# string.


New Jersey 

By:     Red House Painters
Album:  Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)


Tuning: Standard but tune G string down to F#




main theme:

E  |--------5-----------5------------5-----------5------|
B  |----------3-----------3-------------3-----------3---|
F# |-----3----------3------------3-----------3----------|
D  |---0----------0----------4------------5-------------|
A  |----------------------------------------------------|
E  |----------------------------------------------------|

keep repeating this
part through "you're an american girl/red headed, eyes blank/
living on a
freckle on the face of the-

and on the word "world" play:

E  |---------------------- |
B  |---------0--------0----|
F# |------0----0----0---0--|
D  |---7---------9---------|
A  |-----------------------|
E  |-----------------------|

repeat main theme th
rough "another dying kid that learned too much too soon/you're not as good as
your mom/but you're as good as-

then on "dead" repeat the second part, then
play
E  |------------------------------------------------------|
B  |------------------------------------------------------|
F# |----3------------------------6------------------------|
D  |----0------------------------0------------------------|
A  |------------------------------------------------------|
E  |------------------------------------------------------|
           you're as
good as dead, New Jersey ain't the whole world.

--the second verse repeats all
this exactly.

then this section (call it the chorus):

E  |-----------------------------------------------------|
B  |------0--------0----------------0---------0----------|
F# |----0---0---0----0-----------0----0----0----0--------|
D  |--5-------5----------------7---------9---------------|
A  |-----------------------------------------------------|
E  |-----------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                        don't you
me leave out here          too long

E  |-----------------------------------------------------|
B  |------0--------0----------------0---------0----------|
F# |----5---5---5----5-----------7----7----8----8--------|
D  |--5-------5----------------7---------9---------------|
A  |-----------------------------------------------------|
E  |-----------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                        will you
bring me out there?

--repeat this section, then return to the beginning for
the third verse,
repeat chorus section again, and then play (call this next part
the bridge):

E  |---------9-----5------5--------0--------0-----|
B  |-----------7-----3----------0----0---0--------|
F# |------7------------3-----1---------3----------|
D  |---0------------------------------------------|
A  |----------------------------------------------|
E  |----------------------------------------------|

E  |---------9-----12--------12--------0-------0--|
B  |-----------7------10------------0----0---0----|
F# |------7--------------10------1---------3------|
D  |---0------------------------------------------|
A  |----------------------------------------------|
E  |----------------------------------------------|

repeat, then play chorus
again, then repeat bridge, then end on:

E  |-----------|
B  |-----------|
F# |---0-------|
D  |---0-------|
A  |-----------|
E  |-----------|




Kevin Fanning
kevfan@yahoo.com

Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 10:27:47 +0000
From: kevin fanning   

            
            
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