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Middle Of The Road 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. #
From sportiga@uoguelph.ca  Mon Nov  8 21:30:38 1993
Subject: (fwd) Middle of the road - Pretenders (need more lyrics)
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Subject: Middle of the road - Pretenders (need more lyrics)
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I need some help with lyrics to this one. I only got the first verse,
someone got the second and third ? Almost impossible for me to hear what
Chrissy Hynde is singing.

If someone have the solo as well, great !

e-mails appreciated


(this is from memory, sorry if any mistakes)

                MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

             Pretenders (Crissie Hynde)

Chords: (straight ones for the intro, a little picking in the verse)

   A       G       E       D       C

|--5--| |--3--| |--0--| |-----| |-----|
|--5--| |--3--| |--0--| |--7--| |--5--|
|--6--| |--4--| |--1--| |--7--| |--5--|
|--7--| |--5--| |--2--| |--7--| |--5--|
|--7--| |--5--| |--2--| |--5--| |--3--|
|--5--| |--3--| |--0--| |-----| |-----|

INTRO:  A, G ,E (repeat 4 times)

        A, G, D, C...

1.      Middle of the road - Is trying to find me
        I'm standing in the middle of life
        with my pants behind me
        I got a smile for everyone I meet
        Long as you don't try draggin my bag
        or dropping a bomb on my street

        (chords like intro)
        Now come on baby - We'll get in the road
        Come on now - In the middle of the road, yeah


        figure after solo:

           A   D     G
        |--7---7--|--9-9----| Repeat and sing "one, two" etc
        |---------|---------| for each figure.

|  Steve Portigal, Dep't of CIS, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1   |
|  email: stevep@snowhite.cis.uoguelph.ca    Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext 3580  |
| ~~~~~~~~ ask me about 'undercover' the Rolling Stones mailing list ~~~~~~~ |
|                 Hey man you got the real bum's eye for clothes..           |
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iamjosh 339 Mar 24, 2006 09:12 AM

arpeggiate the power chord forms for A, G, D, and C for the verse.

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kttunstallator3 527 May 31, 2010 06:43 PM

verse 2:
In the middle of the road,
You see the darnest things.
Like fat cats driving around in jeeps through the city,
Wearing big diamond rings and silk suits.
Past corrugated tin shacks holed up with kids and
Man I don't mean a Hampstead nursery.
But when you own a big chunk of the bloody third world,
The babies just come with the scenery.

Come on baby,
Get in the road.
Come on now,
In the middle of the road, yeah.

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.

verse 3
In the middle of the road,
Is my private cul de sac.
I can't get from the cab to the curb,
Without some little jerk on my back,
Don't harass me kid,
Can't you tell I'm going home, I'm tired as hell,
I'm not the cat I used to be,
I've got a kid, I'm thirty-three baby.
Get in the road.
Come on now,
In the middle of the road.

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gitslinger56 10 Apr 05, 2011 08:41 AM

The phrase is "Im standing in the middle of life with my PAST behind me."

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