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Truckstop Butterfly chords

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How do you make it sound like the recording?:
    Tune all strings a half-step down if you want to match the recording. 
    (The hardest part of this song is setting up the tuning.   Otherwise
    it's three pretty standard chords.)  Pretty fun song!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRUh8OQ4fp8

What chords should I play?:
    Sounds great with straight chords or power chords.  Chris seems to
    play Em-shape-power chords all the way up the neck of the guitar 
    on frets 8 & 3 (for showmanship? Maybe some guitar gurus can help 
    me out here), but you can just play Em-shape-power on fret 3 and 
    A-shape-power on fret 3.  (I'm tabbing out the latter.)

Cool transition tip:
    In either case, you can then slide down from Em-shape-power-3 to 
    Em-shape-power-2 to Em-shape-power-1 to Em for a cool transition.  

Tabbed-Out Chords:
         Em          G                   C
             (Em-shape-power-3)  (A-shape-power-3)
    Eb|--0-----------x-------------------x----------|
    Bb|--0-----------x-------------------x----------|
    Gb|--0-----------0-------------------5----------|
    Db|--2-----------5-------------------5----------|
    Ab|--2-----------5-------------------3----------|
    Eb|--0-----------3-------------------x----------|
======================================================================

Song:
                    Em
    Truckstop butterfly
                   G
    Covered in gasoline
                    Em
    Truckstop butterfly
                         G
    Kiss you till you're clean

C        G          C             G
Me and a man with a mohawk on his head
C             G              Em             Em
Found a dirty butterfly half dead
C          G         C                  G
Rainbow of shiny oil slick and stuck on wing
C             G            Em            Em
Helpless in a puddle muddy thing

C          G            C          G
   Seven-eleven, cherry soda and a pie
C            G                 
30-ton steel grey cloud and the 
C               G
sky is dark and dripping though we
C               G          
stop and wonder why
       C                G            Em         Em
You're running late but what a great alibi

                    Em
    Truckstop butterfly
                   G
    Covered in gasoline
                    Em
    Truckstop butterfly
                         G
    Kiss you till you're clean
    (get gone!)

[Instrumental / Harmonica solo]
  C  G  C  G
  C  G  Em
  C  G  C  G
  C  G  Em

C               G                 C             G  
Far out east in deserts there's a vein of inky gold
C                 G              Em 
Here out west you wear it like a coat
C            G          C                G
  Me and the man with a mohawk watch you go
C              G                 Em       Em      Em      Em
Follow sun and leave the melting snow

C          G
Man, how I miss you
C               G
Truckstop butterfly
C              G
Fly so I can't see you
C               G
Truckstop butterfly

C          G
I hope you made it,
C              G
and you didn't die
C           G
Still, I do miss you
C               G
Truckstop butterfly

C               G
Truckstop butterfly
C               G
Truckstop butterfly

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Tip: Every once in a while, songs will be a half-step down, which helps with singing sometimes.
If your guitar has good intonation (ie doesn't sound out of tune with a capo on, basically), 
you can put a capo on 1 to put your guitar back into standard tuning for some songs, then take 
the capo off for these half-step songs to switch quickly during a set.  Don't store your guitar 
with the capo on the strings though.  The downside is that the fret markings might throw you 
off for a bit while you get used to it.
peace

            
            
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JAStewart 7,264 Oct 13, 2015 03:40 AM

Neat, I don't think that there's another version of this on the net.

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