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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:   wbknox@unity.ncsu.edu
Sent:   Friday, January 09, 1998 6:22 PM

Song: Keep on Running
Band: Dance Hall Crashers
Album: The Old Record (1989-1992)
Written by Tim Armstrong and Joey Schaaf
Transcribed by Luke Knox (lukeknox@iname.com)

This is a cool ska song by the Dance Hall Crashers, and if you're paying
attention, you noticed it was written by Tim Armstrong, of Rancid and
formerly of Operation Ivy, when he was called Lint. Anyway, it's not too
tough, here it is:


Intro riff: (* is when 2nd guitar comes in)
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D------4--------4-4-5-5-4-4-----------*3-3-2-2-----2----|
A--5-5---5--5-5------------------2-------------3-3---3--|
E----------------------------3-3---3--------------------|
Play this riff 2x, then go into verse:

    D   G
E---2---3----|
B---3---3----|
G---2---4----|
D-------5----|
A------------|
E------------|

Play the same D-G progression for the chorus, and lead guitar plays the
intro riff during each chorus.

Solo:
E----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D---------------4-5-4-----------5-5-4-4-----4-4-5-5--|
A----2-3-2-3--5-------5--(rest)---------5-5----------|
E--3-------------------------------------------------|
(con't.)
E-----------------|
B-----------------|
G-----------------|
D--4-4-----5-5-4--| (back to chorus, w/intro riff)
A------5-5--------|
E-----------------|

During last chorus, there is a key change, and the chords change to E-A:
    E   A
E---4---5---|
B---5---5---|
G---4---6---|
D-------7---|
A-----------|
E-----------|

Lyrics:
I keep on running but I'm starting to tire. I keep on moving cause my
mind's on fire. It's an uphill climb but my feet are getting heavy. I
keep on running cause I'm feeling ready
Keep on Running. . . .
I'm getting tired but I try to ignore it cause if I don't I'll be heading
for it. I know if I stop I'll be a dead man, the way it is for me, must
be in the plan.
Keep on Running. . . .
I keep on running cause I can't turn back. I've got no choice my body's
keeping track of the miles I've gone and the miles left to go. If I stop
now everyone will surely know.
Keep on Running. . . .


That's it!  Hey, e-mail me with any comments, changes, suggestions,
questions or requests. I hope you like the tab.

Luke

            
            
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Joey_Schaaf 10 Dec 30, 2012 05:03 PM

If you are really paying attention this song was written by Joey Schaaf the keyboardist of DHC not Tim Armstrong.

From- http://www.loudrockmusic.com/Pages/JSbio.htm#dhcHistory

I would like to clear something up about the song " Keep On Running". I wrote "Keep On Running" just before DHC practice one day and showed it to Tim Armstrong at our house. We played it at our home and I thought it was going to be a LJs song. Tim played guitar and we sang it in the truck on the way to our practice pad studio. When we arrived at the studio I went to the bathroom. When I got to the practice room the band was already playing the song. Tim liked it and had showed it to the band, no problem. But in my absence the band assumed Tim had written it since he showed it to them. Tim may have forgotten to tell them I wrote it. I'm not saying that Tim claimed that it was his song. I don't think he would do that. He doesn't need to. I told the band that I wrote the song that day but I suppose that was forgotten by the time the "Old Songs" album was being recorded. By the time the record was about to be pressed Tim, Matt, and I had long departed DHC and the band members were now completely different. I didn't play on the album and by not being there to inform them the band assumed it was Tim's song as far as they remembered. An ex-DHC member called me to tell me that "Keep On Running" was going to be on the album and that Tim Armstrong was getting credit for writing it. I called Elise the singer / manager and told her the true story. She said that they were going to keep Tim's name on the song credit and add mine to it. I was to receive half credit. It was better then nothing so I agreed. When we played live I did a keyboard solo in this song which was replaced by a drum solo on the record and also they changed some of the lyrics. - Joey Schaaf

Here is Joey Schaaf's original hand written lyrics and chord pattern from March 8th, 1989 written on a paper place mat from the restaurant where he worked in Oakland, CA
http://www.loudrockmusic.com/jpegs/KeepOnRunnigLyrics.jpg

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Joey_Schaaf 10 Dec 30, 2012 05:13 PM

You can hear the original line-up of DHC performing live at 924 Gilman St. Project including "Keep On Running" by copying this link into your browser - http://www.loudrockmusic.com/Mp3/DHC%20Live%20mp3.mp3
or go to www.loudrockmusic.com and find the link bottom center of the page.

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Joey_Schaaf 10 Dec 28, 2014 07:57 AM

Dude if you are paying attention Tim Armstrong did not write Keep On Running I did. Please correct your statement you made with the tab above.

Thank you Joey Schaaf

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