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Lay Me Down chords

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Tabbed by: (Take a Guess)
Email: victorclark010@yahoo.com

Tuning: eBGDAE

Well, first off props to those who helped me get this together...
|littlestein09| I borrowed his layout, though I modified it a bit.
|TheOmegaKitten| Had guitar Solo 1 nailed.
|dudewithaguitar77(Youtube)| Pro-ness on Riffs and Solo 2.

Alrighty, this is seemingly correct. The one thing that is difficult to put
down is the strum pattern. It's simple enough though, you just have to
listen to the song and play along to get the feel. Well hope you enjoy.
If you see any errors, or wana tell me how awsome I am, shoot me an email
or something.

[Chords]
         G       Am      Em      B      Am/E    Bm/F#
e|-------3-------5-------7-------7-------x-------x-------|
B|-------3-------5-------8-------7-------x-------x-------|
G|-------4-------5-------9-------8-------5-------7-------|
D|-------5-------7-------9-------9-------7-------9-------|
A|-------5-------7-------7-------9-------7-------9-------|
E|-------3-------5-------7-------7-------x-------x-------|

[Intro]
G                            
Ho-woah-oo-oh-ho-ho-oo-woah- no
Am
Hoo-oo-woo-oo-oo
G
Ho-oh-oo-woah-oh-oh-oo-woah-no- oo
Am-Am   
Hoo-woo-

[Verse 1]
Em                              Am
Well this is how it starts two lovers in the dark
B
On the run from the one that they call Sheriff Sparks
Em                              Am
Six guns by the side and bullets ‘round their waist
B
Two shots to the sky signal sound for the chase

[Guitar Riff 1] (Starts at ‘The safe…’, Ends at ‘…his lungs’.)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-------9----------------------9-----------|
A|---7-7---7------9-9-9-----7-7---7---------|
E|------------5-7--------7----------5-7-----|

Em                              Am
The safe was nearly empty and they were nearly free
B
But was seen by the wood eye of the mean Billy Greene
Em                              Am
And he screamed at the top of his lungs “they’re on the run!
B
It’s the two outsiders grab yer holsters and yer guns!”

[Chorus 1]
G                           Am
I said I wish that we could stay here
                        G
But I fear our time has come
                     Am
Oh we can ride out in the darkness
                 G
Chasing the rising sun
                            Am
We gotta pack our bags this instant
                             G
We’re heading southbound to the next town
                      Am
And if we arrive there so safely
           Am-Am   G-G-G     Am
Baby you can lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down

[Verse 2]
Em                              Am
Well it’s the story of the two always on the move
B
They got nothing left to lose ‘cept their guns and they wounds
Em                              Am
Now they’re crossing borders sheriff’s posse on their tail
B                                (Pause---------->)
They rather die together than be stuck up in a cell

[Guitar Riff 2] (Starts at ‘They drank…’, Ends at ‘…then he said’.)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-------9--------------------|
A|---7-7---7------9-9-9-------|
E|------------5-7--------7----|x4

Em                              Am
They drank up all the whiskey and they partied every night
B
Like it could be the last the bounty said to shoot on sight
Em                              Am
So they chased the endless summer though it came with a price
B
They wouldn’t stop running ‘til they found a paradise
Em                              Am
But the Sheriff finally found ‘em with his eyes seeing red
B
So the lovers had to shoot him down and fill him full of lead
Em                              Am
They were finally free to find a place to lay their head
B
And when they finally did he looked at her and then he said:

[Chorus 2]
G                           Am
I said I wish that we could stay here
                        G
But I fear our time has come
                     Am
Oh we can ride out in the darkness
                 G
Chasing the rising sun
                            Am
We gotta pack our bags this instant
                             G
We’re heading southbound to the next town
                      Am
And if we arrive there so safely
           Am-Am   G-G-G     Am
Baby you can lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down

[Bridge 1] (Play with the beat, don’t try to get it right where I put the G’s;
 (Am/E)/(Bm/F#) = slide from Am/E to Bm/F#, listen to the song to get it 
right.) 

             G  G    G                 (Am/E)/(Bm/F#)
Well you’re my green eyed girl and I’ve been running round with you
         G          G     G       (Am/E)/(Bm/F#)
It’s the afternoon and we got nothing left to do
             G    G    G        (Am/E)/(Bm/F#)
So wipe the dirt off or take yer shirt off 
              G    G    G          (Am/E)/(Bm/F#)
And we should go hit the cantina we got work off 
             G     G     G        (Am/E)/(Bm/F#)
I said it’s hot outside let me go swimming in your eyes
             G      G      G              (Am/E)/(Bm/F#)
We’ve been running for a while why’oncha lay down make me smile
G       G          G          (Am/E)/(Bm/F#) 
I could never ask for nothing better than this 
            G               G           G
It’s just tequila and the beach that’s why it’s salty when we kiss

[Chorus 2]
G                           Am
I said I wish that we could stay here
                        G
But I fear our time has come
                     Am
Oh we can ride out in the darkness
                 G
Chasing the rising sun
                            Am
We gotta pack our bags this instant
                             G
We’re heading southbound to the next town
                      Am
And if we arrive there so safely
           Am-Am   G-G-G     Am
Baby you can lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down
       G G G    Am
Lay me down

[Solo's] G   Am

[Guitar Solo 1]
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|------5-5h7--5-5h7--7/9-7-5--5h7-5----|
A|---7-----------------------7----------|
E|--------------------------------------|x4

[Guitar Solo 2]
e|----------7/10-10-10-8-7---------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------10-8-10-10/12-10p8/10---10-10/12/10---|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------10-12/15#-17-17b19r19--15------15------------------|
B|-8h10p8-----8-8/12-------------------------15-17---17-15-------------|
G|-9-------7h9---------------------------------------------16-14-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------17----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

************************************

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| r  Release
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up

************************************

            
            
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giantnostril 60 Apr 02, 2013 10:14 AM

Excellent tab, good sir. For guitar solo 1, it sounds like there is an extra note thrown in there ahead of the hammer-ons. Maybe I just imagine it there though:

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|----5-5-5h7--5-5h7-7-7/9-7-5-5-5h7-5--|
A|---7------------------------7---------|
E|--------------------------------------|x4

It adds a little swing on the cadence for the riff that is more consistent with the standard reggae shuffle and will make you feel extra happy.

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00James21 10 Jan 03, 2014 08:13 PM

the second time they go through the chorus it goes,
"I said i think that we can stay here
Cuz i feel our time has come
and we can walk down to the ocean
and sit with the rising sun
so unpack your bags this instant
no more running from town to town
and now that we've arrived so safely
baby you can lay me down"

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