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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
NOTE: 
      This is a somewhat strange song to make a chord tab of 
      in a way mainly because the song is played in different
      keys. On the ALBUM version it is played in one key which
      I tabbed first with and without capo. However, when played
      LIVE they capo at the 5th fret mainly but in some live
      versions they capo at the 7th fret. I have the live version
      tabbed below the album version also with and without capo. 
      ==========================================================


SONG:   LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
ARTIST: THE WATERBOYS
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

          LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
               THE WATERBOYS

INTRO:
Cm  Bb    Cm  Bb    Cm  Bb    Cm  Bb

VERSE:
      Cm             Eb
I was longing to be wooed
      Ab          Cm
I was ready to be humbled
        Ab                 Cm
by the words that you had written
       Bb            Ab
by the syllables you mumbled
             Cm          Eb
yeah, I was ready in my heart
    Ab             Cm
to have my heart invaded
        Ab              Cm
by the fervour of your passion
       Bb             Ab
yes, I  came to be persuaded


VERSE:
            Cm                Eb
But when I heard your ragged voice
           Ab               Cm
something switched in my perception
       Ab            Cm
and I knew I was the victim
     Bb           Ab
of a beautiful deception
        Cm           Eb
all my once exact beliefs
      Ab                Cm
like tangled threads unravelled 
              Ab              Cm
I walked out, stunned and liberated
 Bb              Ab
and so began my travels


CHORUS:
          Ab            Eb
Keep the river on your right
         Bb              Cm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Ab                  Eb        Bb
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Ab          Cm
Keep your eye on the road
 Bb                Cm
remember what you told her
                Ab  Fm     Cm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
            Cm             Eb
You better get yourself a coat
          Ab            Cm
said the handsome taxi driver
        Ab                Cm
and he sighed like seven bridges
        Bb             Ab
like a natural-born survivor
       Cm             Eb
as we drove into the night
         Ab              Cm
I could feel the forest jangling
         Ab            Cm
all the choices laid before me
           Bb          Ab       Eb
and their consequences dangling


VERSE:
         Cm              Eb
We came upon a stricken ship
     Ab                   Cm
that must have once been splendid
 Ab                Cm
the captain as he died said 
           Bb             Ab
“Boys, our revels now are ended”
           Cm         Eb
I heard a wild holy band
         Ab              Cm
playing jazz that was outrageous,
        Ab                Cm
that recalled the days of rapture
          Bb                         Ab
when our love was still young and contagious


CHORUS:
          Ab            Eb
Keep the river on your right
         Bb              Cm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Ab                  Eb        Bb
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Ab          Cm
Keep your eye on the road
 Bb                Cm
remember what you told her
                Ab  Fm     Cm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Cm             Eb
In a dim-lit motel room
         Ab            Cm
two sad lovers were discoursing
        Ab        Cm
on the dignity of exile
         Bb          Ab
and the merits of divorcing
          Cm                Eb
she said “all certainty is gone”
        Ab               Cm
but he leapt up, still denying,
          Ab                Cm
cried “I won’t believe the flame I lit
    Bb          Ab
is dead or even dying”


VERSE:
 Ab      Cm                   Eb
She left him drooling in the dust
          Ab               Cm
and with rucksack packed begun her 
Ab                    Cm
bitter journey to the border
          Bb               Ab
which is where I wooed and won her
         Cm         Eb
she was Aphrodite, Helen, Thetis,
Ab            Cm
Eve among the satyrs
         Ab                Cm
She was Venus in a v-neck sweater
         Bb           Ab
she was all that ever mattered


CHORUS:
          Ab            Eb
Keep the river on your right
         Bb              Cm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Ab                  Eb        Bb
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Ab          Cm
Keep your eye on the road
 Bb                Cm
remember what you told her
                Ab  Fm     Cm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Cm               Eb
Like Dean Moriarty’s ghost
           Ab              Cm
I came in quest of secret knowledge
        Ab           Cm
in the winter of my journey
       Bb             Ab
to a crumbling Druid college
         Cm                Eb
there I read the books of lore
     Ab              Cm
and contemplated in seclusion
       Ab             Cm
but I took my leave embittered, 
  Bb                    Ab
still in love with my illusions


VERSE:
Ab      Cm              Eb
In the drizzling Irish rain
      Ab              Cm
as a tender dawn was breaking
      Ab              Cm
in a doorway I stood spellbound by
     Bb                      Ab
the ancient music they were making
           Cm                 Eb
I took my breakfast with the Gods
       Ab             Cm
on a blushing summer morning
        Ab                 Cm
till a wind blew them all away
       Bb            Ab
I had misread every warning


CHORUS:
          Ab            Eb
Keep the river on your right
         Bb              Cm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Ab                  Eb        Bb
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Ab          Cm
Keep your eye on the road
 Bb                Cm
remember what you told her
                Ab  Fm     Cm
this is all in code,   my dear



VERSE:
       Cm            Eb
Under cold electric light
   Ab                Cm
I watch the scenes mutating
        Ab                Cm
like an old time frontier ballad
      Bb        Ab
or a carousel rotating
           Cm             Eb
As if in a moment from a film
 Ab                 Cm
with astonishing precision
     Ab              Cm
the camera zooms in close
       Bb               Ab
and a figure comes into vision 


VERSE:
         Cm         Eb
I’m in Tokyo, it’s dawn
         Ab           Cm
and it’s raining hallelujahs
          Ab             Cm
down the bright-lit neon canyons
           Bb             Ab
along the sidewalks of Shibuya
     Cm                Eb
I’m trying to take a stance
     Ab                 Cm
and rise above my contradictions
         Ab                       Cm
but I’m just a bunch of words in pants
     Bb                Ab
and most of those are fiction 


CHORUS:
          Ab            Eb
Keep the river on your right
         Bb              Cm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Ab                  Eb        Bb
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Ab          Cm
Keep your eye on the road
 Bb                Cm
remember what you told her
                Ab  Fm     Cm
this is all in code,   my dear


CHORUS:
          Ab            Eb
Keep the river on your right
         Bb              Cm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Ab                  Eb        Bb
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Ab          Cm
Keep your eye on the road
 Bb                Cm
remember what you told her
                Ab  Fm     Cm
this is all in code,   my dear


INSTRUMENTAL/OUTRO/SOLO:

(CHORUS CHORDS - 3x's)

Ab  Eb  Bb  Cm  Ab  Eb  Bb     Ab  Cm  Bb  Cm  Ab Fm  Cm
Ab  Eb  Bb  Cm  Ab  Eb  Bb     Ab  Cm  Bb  Cm  Ab Fm  Cm
Ab  Eb  Bb  Cm  Ab  Eb  Bb     Ab  Cm  Bb  Cm  Ab Fm  Cm


===================== CAPO 1st FRET ======================


SONG:   LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
ARTIST: THE WATERBOYS
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

          LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
               THE WATERBOYS

CAPO: 1st FRET

INTRO:
Bm  A     Bm  A     Bm  A     Bm  A

VERSE:
      Bm             D
I was longing to be wooed
      G           Bm
I was ready to be humbled
        G                  Bm
by the words that you had written
       A             G
by the syllables you mumbled
             Bm          D
yeah, I was ready in my heart
    G              Bm
to have my heart invaded
        G               Bm
by the fervour of your passion
       A              G
yes, I  came to be persuaded


VERSE:
            Bm                D
But when I heard your ragged voice
           G                Bm
something switched in my perception
       G             Bm
and I knew I was the victim
     A            G
of a beautiful deception
        Bm           D
all my once exact beliefs
      G                 Bm
like tangled threads unravelled 
              G               Bm
I walked out, stunned and liberated
 A               G
and so began my travels


CHORUS:
          G             D
Keep the river on your right
         A               Bm
and the highway at your shoulder
         G                   D         A
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          G           Bm
Keep your eye on the road
 A                 Bm
remember what you told her
                G   Em     Bm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
            Bm             D
You better get yourself a coat
          G             Bm
said the handsome taxi driver
        G                 Bm
and he sighed like seven bridges
        A              G
like a natural-born survivor
       Bm             D
as we drove into the night
         G               Bm
I could feel the forest jangling
         G             Bm
all the choices laid before me
           A           G        D
and their consequences dangling


VERSE:
         Bm              D
We came upon a stricken ship
     G                    Bm
that must have once been splendid
 G                 Bm
the captain as he died said 
           A              G
“Boys, our revels now are ended”
           Bm         D
I heard a wild holy band
         G               Bm
playing jazz that was outrageous,
        G                 Bm
that recalled the days of rapture
          A                          G
when our love was still young and contagious


CHORUS:
          G             D
Keep the river on your right
         A               Bm
and the highway at your shoulder
         G                   D         A
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          G           Bm
Keep your eye on the road
 A                 Bm
remember what you told her
                G   Em     Bm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Bm             D
In a dim-lit motel room
         G             Bm
two sad lovers were discoursing
        G         Bm
on the dignity of exile
         A           G
and the merits of divorcing
          Bm                D
she said “all certainty is gone”
        G                Bm
but he leapt up, still denying,
          G                 Bm
cried “I won’t believe the flame I lit
    A           G
is dead or even dying”


VERSE:
 G       Bm                   D
She left him drooling in the dust
          G                Bm
and with rucksack packed begun her 
G                     Bm
bitter journey to the border
          A                G
which is where I wooed and won her
         Bm         D
she was Aphrodite, Helen, Thetis,
G             Bm
Eve among the satyrs
         G                 Bm
She was Venus in a v-neck sweater
         A            G
she was all that ever mattered


CHORUS:
          G             D
Keep the river on your right
         A               Bm
and the highway at your shoulder
         G                   D         A
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          G           Bm
Keep your eye on the road
 A                 Bm
remember what you told her
                G   Em     Bm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Bm               D
Like Dean Moriarty’s ghost
           G               Bm
I came in quest of secret knowledge
        G            Bm
in the winter of my journey
       A              G
to a crumbling Druid college
         Bm                D
there I read the books of lore
     G               Bm
and contemplated in seclusion
       G              Bm
but I took my leave embittered, 
  A                     G
still in love with my illusions


VERSE:
G       Bm              D
In the drizzling Irish rain
      G               Bm
as a tender dawn was breaking
      G               Bm
in a doorway I stood spellbound by
     A                       G
the ancient music they were making
           Bm                 D
I took my breakfast with the Gods
       G              Bm
on a blushing summer morning
        G                  Bm
till a wind blew them all away
       A             G
I had misread every warning


CHORUS:
          G             D
Keep the river on your right
         A               Bm
and the highway at your shoulder
         G                   D         A
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          G           Bm
Keep your eye on the road
 A                 Bm
remember what you told her
                G   Em     Bm
this is all in code,   my dear



VERSE:
       Bm            D
Under cold electric light
   G                 Bm
I watch the scenes mutating
        G                 Bm
like an old time frontier ballad
      A         G
or a carousel rotating
           Bm             D
As if in a moment from a film
 G                  Bm
with astonishing precision
     G               Bm
the camera zooms in close
       A                G
and a figure comes into vision 


VERSE:
         Bm         D
I’m in Tokyo, it’s dawn
         G            Bm
and it’s raining hallelujahs
          G              Bm
down the bright-lit neon canyons
           A              G
along the sidewalks of Shibuya
     Bm                D
I’m trying to take a stance
     G                  Bm
and rise above my contradictions
         G                        Bm
but I’m just a bunch of words in pants
     A                 G
and most of those are fiction 


CHORUS:
          G             D
Keep the river on your right
         A               Bm
and the highway at your shoulder
         G                   D         A
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          G           Bm
Keep your eye on the road
 A                 Bm
remember what you told her
                G   Em     Bm
this is all in code,   my dear


CHORUS:
          G             D
Keep the river on your right
         A               Bm
and the highway at your shoulder
         G                   D         A
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          G           Bm
Keep your eye on the road
 A                 Bm
remember what you told her
                G   Em     Bm
this is all in code,   my dear


INSTRUMENTAL/OUTRO/SOLO:

(CHORUS CHORDS - 3x's)

G   D   A   Bm  G   D   A      G   Bm  A   Bm  G  Em  Bm
G   D   A   Bm  G   D   A      G   Bm  A   Bm  G  Em  Bm
G   D   A   Bm  G   D   A      G   Bm  A   Bm  G  Em  Bm


============================================================
=========== IN CONCERT THEY PLAY IN THIS KEY ===============


SONG:   LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
ARTIST: THE WATERBOYS
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

          LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
               THE WATERBOYS

INTRO:
Dm  C     Dm  C     Dm  C     Dm  C

VERSE:
      Dm             F
I was longing to be wooed
      Bb          Dm
I was ready to be humbled
        Bb                 Dm
by the words that you had written
       C             Bb
by the syllables you mumbled
             Dm          F
yeah, I was ready in my heart
    Bb             Dm
to have my heart invaded
        Bb              Dm
by the fervour of your passion
       C              Bb
yes, I  came to be persuaded


VERSE:
            Dm                F
But when I heard your ragged voice
           Bb               Dm
something switched in my perception
       Bb            Dm
and I knew I was the victim
     C            Bb
of a beautiful deception
        Dm           F
all my once exact beliefs
      Bb                Dm
like tangled threads unravelled 
              Bb              Dm
I walked out, stunned and liberated
 C               Bb
and so began my travels


CHORUS:
          Bb            F
Keep the river on your right
         C               Dm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Bb                  F         C
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Bb          Dm
Keep your eye on the road
 C                 Dm
remember what you told her
                Bb  Gm     Dm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
            Dm             F
You better get yourself a coat
          Bb            Dm
said the handsome taxi driver
        Bb                Dm
and he sighed like seven bridges
        C              Bb
like a natural-born survivor
       Dm             F
as we drove into the night
         Bb              Dm
I could feel the forest jangling
         Bb            Dm
all the choices laid before me
           C           Bb       F
and their consequences dangling


VERSE:
         Dm              F
We came upon a stricken ship
     Bb                   Dm
that must have once been splendid
 Bb                Dm
the captain as he died said 
           C              Bb
“Boys, our revels now are ended”
           Dm         F
I heard a wild holy band
         Bb              Dm
playing jazz that was outrageous,
        Bb                Dm
that recalled the days of rapture
          C                          Bb
when our love was still young and contagious


CHORUS:
          Bb            F
Keep the river on your right
         C               Dm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Bb                  F         C
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Bb          Dm
Keep your eye on the road
 C                 Dm
remember what you told her
                Bb  Gm     Dm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Dm             F
In a dim-lit motel room
         Bb            Dm
two sad lovers were discoursing
        Bb        Dm
on the dignity of exile
         C           Bb
and the merits of divorcing
          Dm                F
she said “all certainty is gone”
        Bb               Dm
but he leapt up, still denying,
          Bb                Dm
cried “I won’t believe the flame I lit
    C           Bb
is dead or even dying”


VERSE:
 Bb      Dm                   F
She left him drooling in the dust
          Bb               Dm
and with rucksack packed begun her 
Bb                    Dm
bitter journey to the border
          C                Bb
which is where I wooed and won her
         Dm         F
she was Aphrodite, Helen, Thetis,
Bb            Dm
Eve among the satyrs
         Bb                Dm
She was Venus in a v-neck sweater
         C            Bb
she was all that ever mattered


CHORUS:
          Bb            F
Keep the river on your right
         C               Dm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Bb                  F         C
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Bb          Dm
Keep your eye on the road
 C                 Dm
remember what you told her
                Bb  Gm     Dm
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Dm               F
Like Dean Moriarty’s ghost
           Bb              Dm
I came in quest of secret knowledge
        Bb           Dm
in the winter of my journey
       C              Bb
to a crumbling Druid college
         Dm                F
there I read the books of lore
     Bb              Dm
and contemplated in seclusion
       Bb             Dm
but I took my leave embittered, 
  C                     Bb
still in love with my illusions


VERSE:
Bb      Dm              F
In the drizzling Irish rain
      Bb              Dm
as a tender dawn was breaking
      Bb              Dm
in a doorway I stood spellbound by
     C                       Bb
the ancient music they were making
           Dm                 F
I took my breakfast with the Gods
       Bb             Dm
on a blushing summer morning
        Bb                 Dm
till a wind blew them all away
       C             Bb
I had misread every warning


CHORUS:
          Bb            F
Keep the river on your right
         C               Dm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Bb                  F         C
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Bb          Dm
Keep your eye on the road
 C                 Dm
remember what you told her
                Bb  Gm     Dm
this is all in code,   my dear



VERSE:
       Dm            F
Under cold electric light
   Bb                Dm
I watch the scenes mutating
        Bb                Dm
like an old time frontier ballad
      C         Bb
or a carousel rotating
           Dm             F
As if in a moment from a film
 Bb                 Dm
with astonishing precision
     Bb              Dm
the camera zooms in close
       C                Bb
and a figure comes into vision 


VERSE:
         Dm         F
I’m in Tokyo, it’s dawn
         Bb           Dm
and it’s raining hallelujahs
          Bb             Dm
down the bright-lit neon canyons
           C              Bb
along the sidewalks of Shibuya
     Dm                F
I’m trying to take a stance
     Bb                 Dm
and rise above my contradictions
         Bb                       Dm
but I’m just a bunch of words in pants
     C                 Bb
and most of those are fiction 


CHORUS:
          Bb            F
Keep the river on your right
         C               Dm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Bb                  F         C
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Bb          Dm
Keep your eye on the road
 C                 Dm
remember what you told her
                Bb  Gm     Dm
this is all in code,   my dear


CHORUS:
          Bb            F
Keep the river on your right
         C               Dm
and the highway at your shoulder
         Bb                  F         C
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          Bb          Dm
Keep your eye on the road
 C                 Dm
remember what you told her
                Bb  Gm     Dm
this is all in code,   my dear


INSTRUMENTAL/OUTRO/SOLO:

(CHORUS CHORDS - 3x's)

Bb  F   C   Dm  Bb  F   C      Bb  Dm  C   Dm  Bb Gm  Dm
Bb  F   C   Dm  Bb  F   C      Bb  Dm  C   Dm  Bb Gm  Dm
Bb  F   C   Dm  Bb  F   C      Bb  Dm  C   Dm  Bb Gm  Dm


=============== IN CONCERT - CAPO: 5th FRET ================


SONG:   LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
ARTIST: THE WATERBOYS
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

          LONG STRANGE GOLDEN ROAD
               THE WATERBOYS


CAPO: 5th FRET


INTRO:
Am  G     Am  G     Am  G     Am  G


Played like this:

Note: You can just use the 
      A & D string and not
      hit the G string if 
      you wish.

    Am                 G
E -------------------------
B -------------------------
G  -2--2-2--2-2--2-2-------
D --2--2-2--2-2--2-2-------
A --0--0-0--0-0--0-0-------
E -------------------0-3---


VERSE:
      Am             C
I was longing to be wooed
      F           Am
I was ready to be humbled
        F                  Am
by the words that you had written
       G             F
by the syllables you mumbled
             Am          C
yeah, I was ready in my heart
    F              Am
to have my heart invaded
        F               Am
by the fervour of your passion
       G              F
yes, I  came to be persuaded


VERSE:
            Am                C
But when I heard your ragged voice
           F                Am
something switched in my perception
       F             Am
and I knew I was the victim
     G            F
of a beautiful deception
        Am           C
all my once exact beliefs
      F                 Am
like tangled threads unravelled 
              F               Am
I walked out, stunned and liberated
 G               F
and so began my travels


CHORUS:
          F             C
Keep the river on your right
         G               Am
and the highway at your shoulder
         F                   C         G
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          F           Am
Keep your eye on the road
 G                 Am
remember what you told her
                F   Dm     Am
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
            Am             C
You better get yourself a coat
          F             Am
said the handsome taxi driver
        F                 Am
and he sighed like seven bridges
        G              F
like a natural-born survivor
       Am             C
as we drove into the night
         F               Am
I could feel the forest jangling
         F             Am
all the choices laid before me
           G           F        C
and their consequences dangling


VERSE:
         Am              C
We came upon a stricken ship
     F                    Am
that must have once been splendid
 F                 Am
the captain as he died said 
           G              F
“Boys, our revels now are ended”
           Am         C
I heard a wild holy band
         F               Am
playing jazz that was outrageous,
        F                 Am
that recalled the days of rapture
          G                          F
when our love was still young and contagious


CHORUS:
          F             C
Keep the river on your right
         G               Am
and the highway at your shoulder
         F                   C         G
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          F           Am
Keep your eye on the road
 G                 Am
remember what you told her
                F   Dm     Am
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Am             C
In a dim-lit motel room
         F             Am
two sad lovers were discoursing
        F         Am
on the dignity of exile
         G           F
and the merits of divorcing
          Am                C
she said “all certainty is gone”
        F                Am
but he leapt up, still denying,
          F                 Am
cried “I won’t believe the flame I lit
    G           F
is dead or even dying”


VERSE:
 F       Am                   C
She left him drooling in the dust
          F                Am
and with rucksack packed begun her 
F                     Am
bitter journey to the border
          G                F
which is where I wooed and won her
         Am         C
she was Aphrodite, Helen, Thetis,
F             Am
Eve among the satyrs
         F                 Am
She was Venus in a v-neck sweater
         G            F
she was all that ever mattered


CHORUS:
          F             C
Keep the river on your right
         G               Am
and the highway at your shoulder
         F                   C         G
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          F           Am
Keep your eye on the road
 G                 Am
remember what you told her
                F   Dm     Am
this is all in code,   my dear


VERSE:
     Am               C
Like Dean Moriarty’s ghost
           F               Am
I came in quest of secret knowledge
        F            Am
in the winter of my journey
       G              F
to a crumbling Druid college
         Am                C
there I read the books of lore
     F               Am
and contemplated in seclusion
       F              Am
but I took my leave embittered, 
  G                     F
still in love with my illusions


VERSE:
F       Am              C
In the drizzling Irish rain
      F               Am
as a tender dawn was breaking
      F               Am
in a doorway I stood spellbound by
     G                       F
the ancient music they were making
           Am                 C
I took my breakfast with the Gods
       F              Am
on a blushing summer morning
        F                  Am
till a wind blew them all away
       G             F
I had misread every warning


CHORUS:
          F             C
Keep the river on your right
         G               Am
and the highway at your shoulder
         F                   C         G
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          F           Am
Keep your eye on the road
 G                 Am
remember what you told her
                F   Dm     Am
this is all in code,   my dear



VERSE:
       Am            C
Under cold electric light
   F                 Am
I watch the scenes mutating
        F                 Am
like an old time frontier ballad
      G         F
or a carousel rotating
           Am             C
As if in a moment from a film
 F                  Am
with astonishing precision
     F               Am
the camera zooms in close
       G                F
and a figure comes into vision 


VERSE:
         Am         C
I’m in Tokyo, it’s dawn
         F            Am
and it’s raining hallelujahs
          F              Am
down the bright-lit neon canyons
           G              F
along the sidewalks of Shibuya
     Am                C
I’m trying to take a stance
     F                  Am
and rise above my contradictions
         F                        Am
but I’m just a bunch of words in pants
     G                 F
and most of those are fiction 


CHORUS:
          F             C
Keep the river on your right
         G               Am
and the highway at your shoulder
         F                   C         G
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          F           Am
Keep your eye on the road
 G                 Am
remember what you told her
                F   Dm     Am
this is all in code,   my dear


CHORUS:
          F             C
Keep the river on your right
         G               Am
and the highway at your shoulder
         F                   C         G
and the front line in your sights, pioneer
          F           Am
Keep your eye on the road
 G                 Am
remember what you told her
                F   Dm     Am
this is all in code,   my dear


INSTRUMENTAL/OUTRO/SOLO:

(CHORUS CHORDS - 3x's)

F   C   G   Am  F   C   G      F   Am  G   Am  F  Dm  Am
F   C   G   Am  F   C   G      F   Am  G   Am  F  Dm  Am
F   C   G   Am  F   C   G      F   Am  G   Am  F  Dm  Am

            
            
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DON CZARSKI [tm] 27,961 Jun 03, 2015 10:08 AM

Check out the solo at the end by ayreon77 a member here at UG. Great job as always.

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/w/waterboys/long_strange_golden_road_solo_tab.htm

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marcelvandamme 10 Aug 09, 2015 05:03 AM

Thank you for putting this online! nice!

Perhaps you could help me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yi9SejRdr4 long strange golden road from 51:44
-> Mike Scott has his capo on the fifth fred, any Idea what he's playing here?
Thanks!

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seddison 10 Aug 02, 2016 01:19 AM

confused the hell out of me too

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