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Uncle Tupelo
New Madrid tab 
standard tuning, capo on 2

optional Intro riff:
note:This is not necessarily how Jeff plays the intro in the recording or
live, but it is a guide to one way you can play the intro to this song that 
I think sounds good. Especially if you are playing with just an acoustic 
with no accompaniment. The chords, however, should be accurate. 
Emphasize the bass runs throughout and add in hammer ons/pull offs to add
 color where desired.

                C    C/e   Am              G
|---------------0-----0-----0--------------3---|
|---------------1-----1-----1--------------0---|
|---------------0-----0-----2--------------0---|
|---------------2-----0-----2--------------0---|
|------0--2--3--3--2--2--0--0--3--2--0-----2---|
|---3-----------------------------------3--3---|

The bass line also runs down when you switch between lines as noted
Bass run:                                             
             G
|------------3---|
|------------0---|
|------------0---|
|------------0---|
|-----0-2----2---|
|--3------3--3---|

G        C              G     (bass run)
All my daydreams are disasters
G         C             G      (bass run)
She's the one I think I love
G       Em               C        
Rivers burn and men run backwards
G        C            G
For her, that's enough
G        C                  G     (bass run)
They all came from New York City
G         C             G         (bass run)
And they woke me up at dawn
G              Em            C
She walked with me to the fountain
        G    C       G
And she held onto my arm



Chorus riff bass run: 
                C    C/e   Am                
|---------------0-----0-----0----|
|---------------1-----1-----1----|
|---------------0-----0-----2----|
|---------------2-----0-----2----|
|------0--2--3--3--2--2--0--0----|
|---3----------------------------|

G                                
Come on, do what you did
(chorus riff bass run)
C         C/e      Am
Roll me under New Madrid
C                                   D
Shake my baby and please bring her back
G                                        
'Cause death won't even be still
(chorus riff bass run)
C       C/e       Am
Caroms over the landfill
C              D                 G
Buries us all in its broken back

There's a man of conviction
And although he's getting old
Mr. Browning has a prediction
And we've all been told
So come on back from New York City
Roll your trucks in at dawn
Walk with me to the fountain
And hold onto my arm

Come on, do what you did
Roll me under New Madrid
Shake my baby and please bring her back
'Cause death won't even be still
Caroms over the landfill
Buries us all in its broken back 

            
            
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cherk 35 Nov 05, 2015 07:53 AM

The chord you have listed as "C/e" is actually a "C/B".

At the end of the second chorus, the G is followed by the following chords (1 measure each): Em C F G.

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