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Title: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Marquis of Sadness on March 02, 2006, 07:32:16 PM
I have a lot of tab requests, and I imagine others probably do too, so maybe a thread where one can ask for all their Daniel Johnston tabbing needs would be a good thing, no?

If anyone has it, I'm looking for:

"Spirit World Rising"
"My Life Is Starting Over Again"
"Mountain Top"
"Syrup of Tears"


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 02, 2006, 09:41:07 PM
Here's what I've got. I'm working on a guitar tab for Syrup. It's a little tricky since it's a piano song.

Spirit World Rising

To get the right sound, let the low E string ring in the C chord (0-3-2-0-1-0)
G
I have been
C
To Abilene
G G
The spirit world rising
G
I have seen
C
In Abilene
G
The devil has Texas

(Instrumental section)
This is just a C chord being slid up 3 frets and then moved down fret by fret back to original position. One chord per measure. Let the low E string ring throughout this part.
Heres the fret tab from low string to high string

0-3-2-0-1-0
0-6-5-0-4-0
0-5-4-0-3-0
0-4-3-0-2-0 (repeat and then end on the last chord)

Mountain Top

Some question as to whether it's Am or A7 in the verse. I definitely hear Am in the chorus.

G C
On top of a mountain top
Am D
I stood and thought one day
G C
I could really see a lot
Am D
And if I had my way

D Am
A lazy young sod I was
C G G/F# bass)
So deep in love those days
D Am
And if there was nothing was
C G G/F# bass
But only love I crave


My Life Is Starting Over Again
Verse G C G D C G

G G
My life is starting over again
Over again
C G
My friends say Im back again
D C
My life is starting over again
G
Over again

(All verses identical)

C G
I know that theres no place left to hide
C D
But I guess that its better than suicide


These are such great songs... especially Spirit World Rising. I get chills everytime I hear it at the opening of the trailer. (God... how many more times can I watch that thing) 28 days till the real thing...

Zack


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 03, 2006, 12:36:48 AM
Hey M of S,

Just finished the chord chart for "Syrup of Tears" this should work for piano or guitar.

G/B means G chord in the right hand with a B as the left hand bass note.

Low C bass note on quarter notes throughout this part. Right hand plays the chords.
C G F C F C C G F
1 2 3 4 | 1 2+ 3+4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Tears fall left and right
No hope in sight
Why cant we syrup
For sorrow pancakes so flat


(Bass notes follow the chords now. There are two extra beats before this section)
G C G/B Am
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
F G
1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |
Keep it light forever
Not realizing my own fate
Its great the weight upon me now

(same as opening)

Nothing for me nowhere
But the emptiness I feel
Depression has got me down
Drilling for the kill

Its too late to suffer through
God, Ill make you a deal:
Just let me smile a while for real.


C F G
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4|
(repeat)

And when the evening comes
Ill be on the run
You were the only one
That sure was fun
 

F G F G
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
F G C C7
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
To me its never been any better
And no kind of love has been any greater
Than you, for me, I can tell

F G F G C C7
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |1 2 34
You shone like a sacred goddess in love
Like a psycho hot as the sun


(chords here are the same as And when the evening comes)
Until we meet again, I wont give up
 Its such a wonder for us our inner quest

 (chords here are the same as To me its never been any better)
And so it starts
The alligator when you appeared
From never forever
And you smiled on my poor suffering soul
Blessed child, you are my treasure
Cant you see, its all an illusion
I love you more than myself

C C7
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | (repeat 4 times)
I love you more than myself
I love you more than myself
I love you more than myself
I love you more than myself

(same chords as opening)
And I wish to see you again
And I wish to see you again
And I wish to see you again
And I wish to see you again
And I wish to see you again



Let me know how this works out for you...
Zack


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Diragono on March 09, 2006, 04:33:23 AM
Anyone got/working on "Love Not Dead"? I'd love you long time.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 09, 2006, 08:45:39 AM
Here's a tab for Love Not Dead. Thanks to Kenji for the lyrics on the RU site.

I just noticed that the chords in the chorus spell DEAD! I wonder if he was having a little fun with that...or just coincedence... hmmm.

Zack

Love Not Dead

A E A D
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

A E D A
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
it was love at first sight
when I talked to her
it was the beginning of a real good time
all I knew was her
and when I came around
love had lingered on my mind

D E A D
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

D E A
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


she said on the telephone
she wished me well.
so alive with a spell
until I hung up early
I've realized
I've been dead for so long

(verse chords)
all my memories of her
like a fading light I suffer
thinking of our love for so long
back in the early days
I saw a lot of her
she was the coolest girl in town

(chorus chords)
and when I saw her standing there
everything was all right
I took a journey in my mind
and as I saw her beauty
she was so kind
that was a good time

(verse chords)
everyday we met it was wild
I felt like a child
I loved to see her smile
and as I played piano
I was so inspired
I always had a real good time

(chorus chords)
and when last we met
I just can't forget
I took for sure I love her bad
I just can't ignore
her loving response
I always knew she'd be all right

(verse chords)
she made me think I was okay
and the love seemed so real
I still got feelings for her
and when I'm on tour
singing about her forever
I'll remember blessings
and the good times we had

(chorus chords)
I really tried to play the game of love
and I hate to loose
maybe I can win somehow
and so I'll dream of her
for a thousand years
until I see another girl

D E A
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


that's the way it always was
that's the way it always was
that's the way it always was



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Marquis of Sadness on March 09, 2006, 03:07:24 PM
Zack, is there anything you CAN'T tab? Thanks man.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 09, 2006, 07:41:11 PM
You're welcome!

Tabbing is one of my favorite hobbies... currently working on a set of tabs for the entire "Don't Be Scared" cassette.  I'll post it as soon as it's done.

Zack


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Diragono on March 11, 2006, 12:16:21 PM
Dayum, thanks Zack!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: VeronicaIsCool on March 11, 2006, 12:47:19 PM
Can anybody tab out the Bright Eyes version of "Devil Town" for me? I've never heard anything by Daniel Johnston before today, but this sounds like a good song to learn. I just can't tab stuff out myself.. So I would be very thankful if someone could do it for me.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 11, 2006, 01:53:32 PM
Hi Veronica,

I hope this works for you. It's a really beautiful cover...

Devil Town
Bright Eyes version


He plays all of these as bar chords (not necessary, but gives the nice scraping sound when sliding between the F and Bb chords). X indicates a muted (not sounding) string.

F 1-3-3-2-1-1
Bb 6-8-8-7-6-6
Dm X-5-7-7-6-5
G 3-5-5-4-3-3
C X-3-5-5-5-3


F Bb
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | repeat throughout verse


I was living in a devil town
I didnt know it was a devil town
Oh Lord it really brings me down
About the devil town

All my friends were vampires
Didnt know they were vampires
Turns out I was a vampire myself
In the devil town

Instrumental section
Dm F Dm F
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Bb F G C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

The next verse uses the same chords as the instrumental section

 All my friends were vampires
Didnt know they were vampires
Turns out I was a vampire myself
In the devil town

This verse uses the same F Bb progression as the first verse

I was living in a devil town
I didnt know it was a devil town
Oh Lord it really brings me down
about the devil town




Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: lonelyloner on March 12, 2006, 05:46:07 AM
I tried to tab "Tuna Ketchup" in Standard Eb.  I'm not too sure about it, here is what I got:


Am, C, G, E, Am


???


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 12, 2006, 09:31:09 AM
I think the original is in C minor.

Tuna Ketchup

Cm Fm Cm G G7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Cm Fm Cm G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

G7 Cm Fm Cm
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

G G7
| 1 2 3 4 |


If you want to play it in A minor then try Am, Dm, E, E7 instead of Cm,Fm,G,G7 (repectively)



Zack


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Marquis of Sadness on March 13, 2006, 07:21:40 PM
So far, all of your tabs have worked reliably, Zack. Awesome, man.

I'll try to think of a few more I might need.. how do you even pull this off, man?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Marquis of Sadness on March 13, 2006, 07:23:05 PM
Okay, I got a challenge for ya here:

Laurie
Now
Pot Head


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 13, 2006, 10:09:24 PM
I love a challenge!

Now

The first lo-fi part is played using fingerings for G, C, and D, but either hes using a capo on the second fret, or the tape is running fast, or hes just got the guitar tuned a step up. Whatever the reason, the resulting chords sound A, D, and E

The second studio section is in actual G major.

Em9 0-2-2-0-0-2 work nicely at the end.

A D E A D E
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

If you think your thoughts so rationally
Then you might just see its not so funny

D A E D A E
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Prey tell.
The wishing well will get you eventually.
Beware.
What you are is what youre doing there.

(First progression)
 Love is lingering with you on its mind
And its giving you a moment so kind

(Second Progression)
Believe.
Your broken heart could heal so dramatically
And with a little luck
You could see a better way again real soon

(First progression)
 As we stare into each others eyes
And each year just goes so fast and goodbye

(Second Progression)
Look around
What your friends are telling you so free
Be gone
Its all over as the sun does set once more

(First progression)
If you think that love has a chance with you
Maybe hope can shine a light so true

(Second Progression)
 Just smile
You can win the victory so sweet
And know
Its just another day for you and me

G C D G C D
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
repeat
And tomorrow no more sorrow
You can all her - if you want to
Theres a new way why wont you try it
Heaven sent it and youll believe it

Em9 Em C D G C D
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

G C D G C D G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Now.
Love can save you now
Love can save you now
Love can save you now


Laurie

Theres already a tab for this one on the Rejected Unknown website:

The chords are G, C, and D
G C G C G D G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


Pothead
Oh, how I love this song

For the B7/D# chord try X-6-4-4-4-5 or just use B7
Sliding up to this D7 sounds nice X-0-7-7-7-8


Verse chords
Gm Dm C F
| 1 2 3 4 5 6 | 1 2 3 4 |

Em Am C Bm B7/D#
| 1 2 3 4 5 6 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Man you look like old mans eyes
When I saw you in that room
And now youre on tour
They booked you in the asylum

You work so hard at being a buffoon
And now you aint got no incentive left
You popped your own balloon

Chorus:
C G
You wanted to be somebody
F C
But you aint nobody
B7 C
You aint got no body
G
Youre just a head
C G
Youre just a pothead


Bridge (lead in notes g-f#-e: 3-2-0 on the first string)
A A7
I heard one day they said you got so high
D D7
You ate up a chicken head and it was still alive
A A7
I have some friends who swear you did so dont deny
D
Some day youre gonna get so messed up
Youll eat the head off your kid
A
And wont you be sorry, pothead

(verse chords)
You brag to all your friends
About the fun you had last night
I wonder if you realize you forgot to brush your teeth

And then youll come a-bummin
Asking for some money
You even tried to roll the sacred pages
And you burnt your lip

That lip is has a trench in it
Where that wild weed sits
Sucking like a parasite
Of any sense you might have left

You say that you are happy
And you like stormy weather
Well I think that youre just dumb
And you dont know any better

You play your rock and roll guitar
You say youre gonna be a big star
But everyone in this neighborhood
Knows just who you are

Gm Dm
No I aint tryin to be hard
C F
I dont mean to be cruel
Em Am
Im just tryin to say something thatll shock
C Bm
You into going back to school
B/D# C
Or maybe at least reality
G
In this year
C
Pothead

Chorus:
C G
You wanted to be somebody
F C
But you aint nobody
B7 C
You aint got no body
G
Youre just a head

C (melody e-d-c) G


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Marquis of Sadness on March 16, 2006, 02:26:12 PM
Brilliant. Works great.

Okay, I think I may have ya now:

Almost Got Hit By A Truck
Premarital Sex


Got those? Try this:

Adventures of God As A Young Boy

This I GOTTA see...


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 16, 2006, 10:29:13 PM
Almost Got Hit By A Truck

Verse lick (notes) C-Db-D-Eb-Ab Gb-F

4 1 2 3 4
E |--------|--------------------------------|
B |--------|--------------------------------|
G |--------|--------------------------------|
D |--------|------------4---3---------------|
A |-3-4-5-|6-------------------------3-4-5-|6-------
E |--------|----4---------------------------|----4--- etc

It sounds good an octave above this too.
(guitar/keyboard lick 4 times)

Almost Got Hit By A Truck

I was walking across the bridge
Going to my friend's house
When I was crossing the road
Db
A truck almost ran me down
Db7
Ran me down ran me down oh

B F# Ebm
Oh I'm so sad
B F# Ebm
And I know you'll be glad
Abm
When I find my way
B F#
Find my way oh oh

(verse lick)
I was walking on my way to work
The same day I wasn't looking
And I was in the middle of the street
And a truck almost hit me
Almost hit me almost hit me oh oh

(chorus chords)
Oh I'm not so bad
Please don't be mad
I'm finding my way,
Finding my way oh oh

(verse lick)
Got to stay along the straight and narrow
Stand off the obstacle course
Or something's liable to happen
Like a truck will run you right over
Run you right down
Run you right over oh oh

(chorus chords)
Oh I'm so glad
And I know that you'll be glad
If I find my way
Find my way oh oh

(verse lick)
Almost got hit by a truck
Almost got hit by a truck
Almost got hit by a truck
Almost got hit by a truck

Abm


This version in G is easier to play on guitar. The lick is the same, just move everything up a fret. (b-c-c#-d-g f-e) Use these chord substitutions for the chorus.

C G Em
Oh I'm so sad
C G G
And I know you'll be glad
Am
When I find my way
C G
Find my way oh oh


Adventures of God As A Young Boy

Bb A G F E

Over and over and over again....

Sometimes it hangs on E for a while,

Power chords all the way
Bb   6-6-8-X-X-X
A   5-5-7-X-X-X
G   3-3-5-X-X-X
F   1-1-3-X-X-X
E   0-0-2-X-X-X

Ill leave the lyrics for someone else!

Premarital Sex

I'm working on a full guitar tab with all the goofy keyboard licks... I'll post it when it's done


For Dm/A try X-0-2-2-3-1 (Dylans Ballad of a Thin Man chord)

Cm
First you say you will

Then you say you wont

Then you say youre waiting for that special someone
Am Dm/A Am (repeat 4 times)
You will have some day

Cm
Its guilty temptation

Adolescent lust
Am Dm/A Am (repeat 4 times)
Now youve got more than pimples popping out

F G
First you say that you will
But you know you wont
F G
But you gotta get your thrill
Dont look at me
F G
Go ahead and take the pill
Cm (back to verse)
Premarital sex


At the place that I work
The guys are always talking
About sexual delights
And pleasures of the flesh
You can get it plenty
You can get it nice
You can get it anywhere at anytime
If you pay the price

First you say that you will
But you know you wont
But you gotta get your thrill
Dont look at me
Go ahead and take the pill
Premarital sex





Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Marquis of Sadness on March 18, 2006, 01:46:51 PM
There's no stumping you, man.. you got a gift.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: devils_brain on June 06, 2006, 11:23:41 AM
great thread keep them coming


Title: Go, Speeding Motorcycle, The Story of an Artist Tabs
Post by: zack26 on June 24, 2006, 09:24:55 PM
Go

His guitar is tuned pretty high on this song (or the tape is running fast) to play along youll either need to tune higher or capo at the first fret.

I also think hes missing the first string on his guitar. Either that or its just being blocked out. The chords below sound pretty much like the recording, but regular 6-string chords work just fine too.

Whenever he goes to the C chord, he usually plays am Am7 chord for one beat first. My guess is that it just took him a second to get the last finger down on the C chord. Whether or not its intentional, that little moment of Am7 makes the song for me... so Ive included it.

Verse chords
G 3-2-0-0-3-X
Am7 0-0-2-0-1-X
C 0-3-2-0-1-X
D X-0-0-3-2-X
Em 0-2-2-0-0-X

Chorus chords
G 3-2-0-0-0-X
G/F# 2-X-0-0-0-X
open 0-0-0-0-0-X
Em, D, Am7, and C same as before

Verse progression
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | (repeat)
G Am7 C

1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
D Am7 C Em G

So you think you've found the one
And she knows just how you feel
And you say that she's for real and she's fun
Well, that's all well and good
That's just the way it should be
To understand and be understood is to be free
So I think that you should go
Go on ahead
Take her in your arms and be wed

Chorus progression
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | (repeat)
G G/F# open Em D

1 2 3 4 | back to verse (G chord)
Am7 C

Go, go, go, go
You restless soul, you're going to find it
Go, go, go, go,
You restless soul, you're going to find it

Life's a bowl of cherries
You can have as many as you can carry
And someone once said that life is like a cow
But I don't know how that applies
But anyhow here we are all on this planet
Taking everything for granted
But I think you've caught on to something
Don't let go

Go, go, go, go
You restless soul, you're going to find it
Go, go, go, go
You restless soul, you're going to find it
Oh, yes you did, you found it
Oh, yes you did, you found it
Oh, yes you did, you found it
 

Speeding Motorcycle

melody: c d# e g e c c c b c (repeat)
c Bb a g d# e g e c
c d# e g e c c c b c

Speeding motorcycle, won't you change me?
Speeding motorcycle, won't you change me?
In a world of funny changes
Speeding motorcycle, won't you change me?

C F G F (repeat)
Speeding motorcycle of my heart
Speeding motorcycle, always changing me
Speeding motorcycle, don't you drive recklessly
Speeding motorcycle of my heart
C Am F G (repeat)
Pretty girls have taken you for a ride
Hurt you deep inside but you never slowed down
C F G F (all the way to the end)
Speeding motorcycle in my heart
Speeding motorcycle, let's speed smart
'Cause we don't want to wreck but
We can do a lot of tricks
We don't have to break our necks
To get our kicks
Speeding motorcycle, the road is ours
Speeding motorcycle, let's speed some more
We don't need reason and we don't need logic
Cause we've got feeling and we're dang proud of it
Speeding motorcycle, there's nothing you can't do
Speeding motorcycle, I love you
Speeding motorcycle, let's just go
Speeding motorcycle
Let's go let's go let's go
Oo oo


The Story Of An Artist

I posted this tab a while back in the "Don't Be Scared - Tabs" thread in the Fan Forums. This should take you there:
http://messageboard.hihowareyou.com/index.php/topic,775.0.html


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: daviie on July 22, 2006, 02:26:07 PM
sweet, can i get the chords/lyrics for 'the sun shines down on me' and 'living life' that would be awesome.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: daviie on July 22, 2006, 02:35:11 PM
nevermind, found them both at this excellent site http://www.rejectedunknown.com  :-D


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Syrupoftears on August 13, 2006, 01:38:26 PM
Hey Zack great work man......
how about transcribing all of SONGS OF PAIN and MORE SONGS OF PAIN
sounds like fun


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: windquartets on August 14, 2006, 01:21:16 PM
can someone post the tabs for "dont play cards with satan"


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 16, 2006, 05:28:33 PM
I really want to!  They've been on my "Things to Do" list for a while!  Unfortunately "Find a Job" is above them right now...


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: warrenchives on August 20, 2006, 06:24:55 PM
can I get a tab for dairy queen and walking the cow


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: schmoothe on August 21, 2006, 07:17:57 AM
the tab for broken dreams would be nice if anyone could help out ....thanks


Title: Dairy Queen tab
Post by: zack26 on August 22, 2006, 06:20:35 AM
Dairy Queen

Basic progression: G E C G (repeat)
C G D (repeat)
A7

G E
Sink in (sinking?) the sands of Dairy Queen
C G
Charmed by the earths delight she suffered
G E
Now shes awake and in a dream
C G
Lays down her head and pulls up the covers
C G D
Was she just waiting for a song that didnt last
C G D
Was she just looking for the future in the past
A7
Or the memory of love

Walking around she recollects
Reflection in the mirror, she saw her mother
Weird aura when the poor boy
Asked her if she would like some water
Thinking the damn young man was ugly from the lust
Worrying the horoscope of time she couldnt trust
And the memory of love

Looking for trouble I think youve found
Laughter can be an awful sound
Some people never really learn
They dont know how to turn their love light on
No news is good news, they told you in the hell
No shoes like your shoes, they blamed you for the goose
For the memory of love

The rabbit ate the chocolate rabbit
The children came to play at the funeral
Abraham Lincoln once walked five miles
To return a nickel to a whore
All things must be bad and good, its written in the stars
Jesus built his own cross so we could get along
With the memory of love

G C (repeat)
Feeling good now!
Feeling good now!


Title: Broken Dream Tab
Post by: zack26 on August 22, 2006, 06:42:28 AM
Broken Dream

Basic progression: G C G D
G C G D G
C G C D
G C G D

G C
When I was out in San Marcos a year ago today
G D
They probably would have put me in a home
G C
But I threw out all my belongings into a garbage bag
G D G
And out into the world-ness I did roam
C G
My hopes lay shattered like a mirror on the floor
C D
I see myself and I look really scattered
G C G D
But I live my broken dream

The wildest summer that I ever knew
I had a flat tire down memory lane
But I came back after five months and a half
And now Im just trying to explain
And now Im here and here I stand
With a sweet angel holding my hand
I live my broken dream


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: warrenchives on August 22, 2006, 08:54:28 PM
Thanks a ton for the dairy queen.  I dont know wtf I was thinking when I asked for walking the cow.  anyway thanks again


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: schmoothe on August 23, 2006, 02:05:53 AM
hey wow thanks zack,geez you're quick on the draw
 woohoo and this post makes me a speeding motorcycler


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: wickedwill on September 03, 2006, 03:23:27 AM
Zack,
This is great!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: The_Spook on September 07, 2006, 06:09:37 AM
Has anyone tabbed 'Funeral Home'at all?  That'd be swell.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on September 07, 2006, 09:15:17 AM
In a hundred years maybe this song will have become the new "Ring Around the Rosy"...

Funeral Home

G
Funeral home, funeral home
C G
Going to the funeral home
G
Got me a coffin shiny and black
D G
Going to the funeral and I'm never coming back


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: The_Spook on September 10, 2006, 03:52:00 AM
Thanks very much! :)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: windquartets on September 12, 2006, 03:23:43 PM
the "frankenstein love" version of "happy time" anyone?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on September 12, 2006, 07:00:26 PM
Here's the Frankenstein Love version and the Fun version. Funny... he plays the chords backwards on the live recording! I wonder if he just got a little nervous...

Happy Time
Frankenstein Love version

C   0-3-2-0-1-0
G   3-2-0-0-0-3
D   X-0-0-2-3-2

C
It must have been
G
It must have been
C G D G D
It must have been a happy time, time, time, time
C
The sun would shine
G
The candy bars
C G
Kool-aid flowing like wine
C
The comic books
G
The TV shows
C
The bubble gum
G
The kitty cat

A C G
I was a time traveler
A C G
Listening to the heavenly laughter
A C
Laurie was always with me
Ever after
Forever, ever, ever, ever
Ever, ever, ever

(chords the same as before)
It must have been
It must have been
It must have been a happy time, time, time, time

The picture drawing
The pretend heroes
My favorite was Captain America
The little girl
The flowers in the yard
The dog and cat
The welcome mat

God told me to go out
Singing my songs and whatnot
Led me to the holy river bap-i-tism
Holy, holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy

It must have been
It must have been
It must have been a happy time, time, time, time

The GI Joes
The plastic monsters
My dads model airplanes
Life magazines
The bible stories
Kimba the lion
The King Kong

I was a cosmic child
Walking the second mile
I had to defeat the aliens
Bloody battle
Fight to the finish
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight

It must have been
It must have been
It must have been a happy time, time, time, time


Happy Time
Fun version
Cello lick: g-b-d, c-e-g, g-b-d, d-d-f#-f#-a

G
It must have been
C
It must have been
G D
It must have been a happy time, time
(repeat)
G
The sun would shine
C
The candy bars
G D
Kool-aid flowing like wine
G
The comic books
C
The TV shows
G
The bubble gum
D
The kitty cat

A C G
I was a time traveler
A C G
Listening to the heavenly laughter
A C G
Laurie was always with me
C G
Ever after
C
Forever, ever, ever, ever
Ever, ever, ever, ever

(chords same as before)
It must have been
It must have been
It must have been a happy time, time
(repeat)

The picture drawing
The pretend heroes
My favorite was Captain America
The little girl
The flowers in the yard
The dog and cat
The welcome mat

God told me to go out
Singing my songs and whatnot
Led me to the holy river bap-i-tism
Holy, holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy, holy

It must have been
It must have been
It must have been a happy time, time
(repeat)

The GI Joes
The plastic monsters
My dads model airplanes
Life magazines
The bible stories
Kimba the lion
The King Kong

I was a cosmic child
Walking the second mile
I had to defeat the aliens
Bloody battle
Fight to the finish
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight

It must have been
It must have been
It must have been a happy time, time
It must have been
It must have been
It must have been a happy time, time, time, time, time


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: windquartets on September 13, 2006, 12:39:35 PM
oh boy, thank you so much!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Tombstoneshoes on September 19, 2006, 12:52:50 PM
 I'd be eternally grateful to someone who could give me the chords to 'Do you really love me'


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on September 19, 2006, 04:17:38 PM
Tell Me Now (Do You Really Love Me)
version from Artistic Vice

The bass plays a C on top of the Am chord. You can play this chord to get that sound:
X-3-2-2-1-0 or just a regular Am works too.

G Em
You'll never know dear
Am D
The tears that I cried.

(chords keep repeating)
I don't wanna wait, girl,
Till the day that I die,
Tell me now, oh
Do you really love me?

I don't understand
The things that you do.
You promised you'd make me
The king of the zoo.
Tell me now, oh
Do you really love me?

C G
In this world it's hard to find a friend.
How come?
C D
But if this really is love then lets get it on, on, ooo

I wanna know dear
The way that you feel.
I'm on a roll girl
My heart's like a wheel.
Tell me now, oh
Do you really love me?

If I can trust
The look in your eye
But if your kiss
Could be a lie
Tell me now, oh
Do you really love me?

In this world it's hard to find a friend.
How come?
But if this really is love then lets get it on, on, ooo

Tell me now.
Do you really love me?
Do you really love me?
Do you really love me?

(Chords: G Em Am D)

When they said that love was dead,
They were just playing with your head.
Love is real.
It's the way that I feel.
I love you.
Do you really love me?
Do you really love me?
Do you really love me?
Tell me now

Ending: G C G D G


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Tombstoneshoes on September 19, 2006, 06:19:30 PM
 Well it's been said before but you are a GOD my friend, I can't thank you enough for this, I've been dying to get covering this as a corny little hawaiian ukelele number for ages. I knew it'd be simple but I'm awful at picking out chords. Anyway thanks


Title: Lost And Found Tabs Part One
Post by: zack26 on September 20, 2006, 06:31:22 PM
Here's tabs for "Lost And Found". I still have a couple of "huh?"s for some of the lyrics. Does anyone know if the lyric in Rock This Town is Hollywood "whore" or "horror"? Both make perfect sense... I had "whore" at first, but I changed, because "horrors" is a word that shows up in a few songs.

Sometimes things don't line up right when posting tabs. If it's really bad let me know. I can also email the MSWord doc to anyone who wants a more printable version.

The first part of this post is a repeat from an earlier thread (Lost and Found Tabs Part One in Fan Forums). Moderators can delete that old thread if its taking up too much space. I thought it would be better to have them all in the same tab thread.

Rock This Town

Note: C/F lick X-X-5-5-5-X to X-X-7-5-6-X and back


E (lick: e-e-g-g#-b-b-c#-e)
Gonna rock, gonna rock
Gonna rock this town tonight
Gonna rock, gonna rock
Gonna rock this town tonight

A (lick: a-a-c-c#-e-e-f#-e)
Well I love that marijuana
It makes me feel so high
Tell all your troubles goodbye
E
Somehow escape the lie of the Hollywood horror

C D
And Ill never get to heaven
G C C/F C (see note at top)
If Ive been there before
And all my dreams are broken
Im a madman at your door
And I cried a million tears
I may never see her again
Im more dead than alive
In her many spacious memories

Gonna rock, gonna rock
Gonna rock this town tonight
Gonna rock, gonna rock
Gonna rock this town tonight

Well I love that marijuana
It makes me feel so high
Tell all your troubles goodbye
Somehow escape the lie of the Hollywood horror

She was so pretty
We were kissing and everything
I had a picture of her
She was a foxy girl so cool
And the macaroni and cheese
Always seemed to please
And every day (???)
As they got down on their knees

Singing rock, gonna rock
Gonna rock this town tonight
Gonna rock, gonna rock
Gonna rock this town tonight

And I love that marijuana
It makes me feel so high
Troubles goodbye
Somehow escape the lie of the Hollywood horror

Were downtown
In the straight and narrow way
And what did we find
A real good time Austin, Texas USA
Let freedom ring
Everybody say
Linda McCartney is dead
Thats what the TV said

Lets rock, were gonna rock
Werre gonna rock this town tonight
Were gonna rock, were gonna rock
Were gonna rock this town tonight

Well I love that marijuana
Makes me feel so high
Tell all your troubles goodbye
Somehow escape the lie of the Hollywood horror

I took my guitar
To the heavy metal school
I told them all about
The golden rule
They just laughed in my face
And called me a space case
The last of the human race
The last of the human race

Lets rock, were gonna rock
Werre gonna rock this town tonight
Were gonna rock, were gonna rock
Were gonna rock this town tonight

And I love that marijuana
Makes me feel so high
Tell all your troubles goodbye
Somehow escape the lie of the Hollywood horror

E7
Rock! Rock! Rock! Rock! Rock!
Rock! Rock! Rock! Rock! Rock! Rock!
Rock!

Try To Love

For C7/Bb bass try this chord X-1-2-0-1-0 or just regular C7

C G G7
In my fantasy
You were there with me
I turned towards the mirror
And theres nothing there

I sit in a chair
Washing my underwear
Thinking all along
You were of good cheer

F G C C7/Bb bass
And I am going to try to love
And I am going to rise above

So begins the star
Theres a spark in my heart
But you just stayed away from my memory
I try to get it right
Lay down a song
But theres something wrong with my song

And I am going to try to love
And I am going to rise above

Baby youre the one
Same as any other
And I really tried
But Ive been denied

Crazy as it seems
In the hall of broken dreams
Till theres nothing left
But an empty eggshell

And I am going to try to love
And I am going to rise above

Saw you in my movie
Like you really cared
I turned towards the mirror
And theres nothing there
 
You were on my mind
I tried to unwind
To a better atmosphere of good cheer

And I am going to try to love
And I am going to rise above
I am going to try to love
And I am going to rise above


The Beatles

C F C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
(bass lick at God bless them: c-c-Bb-Bb-a-a-g-g-f)

When I was born in 61
They already had a hit
And they worked so ha-a-ard
And they made it Joe
But they really were very good
They deserve all their success
And they earned it, yes they did
They didnt buy their respect
And everybody wanted to be like them
Everybody wanted to be the Beatles
And I really wanted to be like him
But he died
The legendary rock group
Its history now to read
Like a magical fairy tale
Thats hard to believe
But it really did happen
Four lads that shook the world
God bless them for what they done


Lonely Song

G A
Well you heard about the time
Am7 D
I climbed the Empire State Building
G A
And you heard about the time
Am7 D
I was in the insane asylum


G C
But I bet you never knew
G C
What I went through
G C
And what I had to do
D G
Just to bring you - a lonely song

Instrumental break: G C G

Though I try to do whats right
Every day and every night
And when I think Ive won the fight
The monster comes back again

And I bet you never knew
What I went through
And what I had to do
Just to bring you - a lonely song

Instrumental break: G C G G7

C
If you listen very hard
You can hear the desperation
G
Of a sad and broken heart
D
My heart

Well you heard about the times
But not all of it is true
And youve read the magazines
Ive been wounded by folklore

But I bet you never knew
What I went through
And what I had to do
Just to bring you - a lonely song

Well Ill tell you right now
Just to set the record straight
I never meant no harm
Or to generate so much hate

Cos I bet you never knew
What I went through
And what I had to do
Just to bring you - a lonely song

G7

Foolin


C Cm
I see no reason why
F Fm
Only that I guess that I
G Gm C (lick: c-b-a-a-b-c-c-b-a-b)
Dont really know what Im doing

A letter that never arrived
Only that I could survive
That I might see whatever is going on

C F G F (4 times)

You took my heart away
Like an act in a play
But I was just another standby
In your soap opera
And now I fear that I
Cant change to compromise
You had me all along
And you were foolin

This love could never doubt
I just wanna sit and pout
Im feeling as if youre leaving me out
Just what am I talking about
Turning away from the cow
As if your golden(???) led me to a shallow grave

You took my heart away
Like an act in a play
But I was just another standby
In your soap opera
And now I feel that I
Cant change to compromise
You had me all along
And you were foolin

And now I dare to say
It wouldnt happen anyway
Just a love to carry me through back to you
They say that love is blind
But I can see you all the time
Whether or not you think of me in your mind

You took my heart away
Like an act in a play
I was just another standby
In your soap opera
And now I fear that I
Cant change to compromise
You had me all along
And you were foolin

And when I lay me down
To go to sleep
I cant find you anywhere in my dream
And now I venture out
Just another night on the town
It brings me down to feel so happy

You took my heart away
Like an act in a play
I was just another standby
In your soap opera
And now I fear that I
Cant change to compromise
You had me all along
And you were foolin
Foolin, foolin, foolin, foolin
Foolin, foolin, foolin


Haunt

C#m Dm C D
Those you love, how they haunt
Bb C Dm
Everyones in love

A familiar face to comfort you
What they say and do
Hey girl, can you see me now
Guess I up and died
Remember me like a clear blue sky
Theres no reason why

Gm
And no matter where she goes
C#m Dm (lick: d-e-f-e-d)
Ill be loving her so

As I pass through this world
Into the great unknown

She was the virgin queen
From a magazine
She played with my imagination
Fascinating my brain
So pretty I just had to stop by
She made the sweetest cherry pie
I caught her once with the look of love
Like a fool I turned aside

And no matter where she goes
Ill be loving her so
As I pass through this world
Into the great unknown

Fills my heart with deep regret
Its not over yet
How she laughed at my stupid jokes
Every time we met
Kind of like the Dating Game
Or the Titanic
It was weird and it was strange
I was so lovesick

And no matter where she goes
Ill be loving her so
As I pass through this world
Into the great unknown

If I reach you from beyond the grave
Maybe you were saved
Just another day for the depraved
No matter what they say
The pregnant lady once said to me
Whats it all about
I said I guess youll never know
And I wished that I could diein my heart

And no matter where she goes
Ill be loving her so
As I pass through this world
Into the great unknown


Squiggly Lines

G C
If you had seen her youd think it was funny
G C
She was so passionate, made everything sunny
G C
She was dancing all the time
G C
Never spent a dime
G C
Always feeling fine
G C
Always an uphill climb

I thought Id like to get to know her
I thought Id like to get to go with her
But the darkness of the night
Blew out my candlelight
My head was full of fright
What a horrible tragedy plight

And when my ego was shattered
She said it didnt really matter
She said shes got her own boy trained
She said she didnt want one who was not tamed
She said my love was down the drain
And she hated Songs of Pain

I went out to her house foaming at the mouth
She called me a dirty louse
I was crying all the time
See the monkey shine
Talking to myself
Staring into tears

 

 


Title: Lost And Found Tabs Part Two
Post by: zack26 on September 20, 2006, 07:09:37 PM
Country Song

G
Well its been a long time since Ive had a drink of alcohol
C
Since the babies grieved and grandma lost her leg
G
There aint no sense in dragging the lake anymore
D G
There are bats in the belfry and theres liquor in the store

Well Ive had a look or two at her figure at times
That girl in her tight-wearing bra driving me out of my mind
And there aint no sense remembering nothing for score
Cause my dad fought the Japs in the war and
and then there aint any more

C
If I was thinking about the Lisa (???)
G
How she tempted me in the basement
D G
Recording every noise I made
C G
There werent no sense in what they had to say
D
Cause theyre trying to kill me
G
And they say its judgment day

G
When I think of her lips, the way she had em at the store that night
C G
The undertaker was waiting in the parking lot
C G
She told me Id be going to find myself in a desperate way
D G
It was the best moment of my life

C
If you think that theyll find you
G
It really doesnt matter
C G
Ill try my best to save you from the flatter
C D
There aint no sense in crying cause Im gonna win in the end
 G C G
And youll all be sitting around having a good time


Mrs. Daniel Johnston

C G
Its gonna be a long night
C
Shes the one we all love
F
And weve always thought much of her
C G
Seen her picture on the wall

C
Shes the one we all dream of
F
Shes the one that we inspire
C G7 C
Shes the girl whos always been on our mind

F
Marilyn Monroe, youve what it takes
G
And I love you

C
Shes not really dead
F
She lives in my head
C G7
Shes the girl who makes me feel light
C
And shes been on my TV
F
So many precious times
C G7 C
I just love dear Marilyn so much

F G
Marilyn Monroe, I love so much all my life


C F
Some sweet day, well meet on that shore
C G7 C
And Marilyn Monroe will be mine


History Of Our Love

Two ways of playing the chorus chords

A X-0-2-2-2-0
A/G# 4-X-2-2-2-0
A/G 3-X-2-2-2-0
A/F# 2-X-2-2-2-0

Or

A X-0-2-2-2-0
Amaj7 X-0-2-1-2-0
A7 X-0-2-0-2-0
A6 X-0-4-2-2-0

A Em A G A F A G D
(bass note lick: f-g-a-b-c-d-e-f)

She was apart from me
I found another girl for a while
It didnt work out
I was just a loser
Poor loser

A Amaj7/G# A7/G A/F# F G A
Love, it let me down
Like a nightmare, you werent around
Love, there was none
Probably somewhere else, there was no fun

No one was there
I thought whats the use
Till I found out
Id lost her again
Its a sin

Love, it disappointed me
I thought it was true, it was taken from me
Love, oh cant you see
Someone lied to me, oh how I suffered

If theres any justice
Let it be forever
Some fear that justice
Could be never
But its ever

Love, it kept me going
To make it through my broken life
Love, I had a chance
But it was gone before I knew it

She must have been watching
As I walked all through the town
Looking for love without knowing
As everybody put me down
Like a clown

Love, its around
For any fool who believes
Love, its beautiful
It relieves a saddened heart

I saw her long ago
Pretty flowers in her hair
She worked at the funeral
I wondered if I could get a discount
On a mount

Love, you werent my friend
And I remember you from way back when
Love, you were my shining star
And I havent really gone that far Ive looked at death (???)

Rock Around the Christmas Tree

E
Rock and roll round the Christmas tree
Everything is you and me
B
Rockin the night away
Rockin the night away
E
Gonna rock the Christmas tree
Everything is you and me
B
Rockin the night away
Rockin the night away
D F Em A
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
(repeat)

Rockin the night away
(repeat)

Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da


Its Impossible

These chord voicings imitate the ukulele and bass progression nicely, especially if you do a little slide up to each chord.

G6 X-X-5-7-5-7
Em7 X-7-5-7-5-7 or X-7-X-5-7-5
Am7 X-0-5-5-5-5
D9 X-X-0-5-5-5
D13 X-X-0-7-7-7
C6 X-3-5-5-5-5
D7sus4 X-5-7-5-8-5


G6 Em7 Am7 D9 D13
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | (no D13 on last time)
Its impossible
Cant make my mind up
Its impossible
You cant make your mind up
Its impossible
But I wish it were so ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

Its impossible
How can we get back?
Its impossible
Maybe a time warp
Its impossible
But I wish it were so ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

C6
Were you mine to hold
To let you disappear
G6
I just cant allow it
C6
And if I saw you dear
D7sus4
All my dreams would come true

(chords as before)
But its impossible
The miles between us
Its impossible
Its cold and Im locked up
Its impossible
But I wish it was true hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo

Its impossible
The years have gone by
Youre impossible
Youre married and you got kids
Its impossible
But I wish it were so ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

You have given me a light so strong
I will carry on
But its no good without you
And if I made a vow
Let me say it now
I love, love, love, love you

But its impossible
Were so really far away
Its impossible
I wouldnt know what to say anyway
Its impossible
But I wish it were so ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

Its impossible
I guess its impossible
Its impossible
Seems like its impossible
Its impossible
But I wish it were so ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

I didnt know what to do
With a girl like you
But you made me so happy
And I am still alive
But you are just a jive
How could love be so unreasonable

Its impossible
Cant make my mind
Youre impossible
You cant make your mind up
Its impossible
But I wish it were so ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

 Its impossible
How can we get back?
Its impossible
Maybe a time warp
Its impossible
But I wish it was so ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho


Wishing You Well

These chords sound pretty nice for the Wishing You Well part

Ebmaj7 X-6-8-7-X-X or X-6-5-7-X-X or X-X-1-3-3-X or X-X-1-3-3-3
D7   X-5-7-5-X-X or X-5-4-5-X-X or X-X-0-2-1-X or X-X-0-2-1-2
G7   3-5-3-4-6-3

G F G
You said youd be at a certain place
G F G
I waited there till the end of time
Ebmaj7 D7
Wishing you well
G G7
As I spent time in hell

You said youd make sure I was alright
But you jumped on a plane and left me in flight
Seeing you off
Almost knowing youd return

Someone said you had gotten a divorce
I was thinking Id be next in line of course
Hoping youd be mine
Rejection is what I fear

Em
It makes a world of difference
Oh, how I love you
Em
No matter what they say of us
Oh, how I love you
Dm G
Because I love you, youre the one
Dm G
Who brought me back to life

You said there was a time for us
Somehow that day has always been
Freaked out on love
Reliving old memories

There was a love much stronger than us both
Only we two could know
Wishing you well
As I spend time in hell

Weve been apart for so long
As the hours pass and the years disappear
Eating all the time
Feeding the monster inside

It makes a world of difference
Oh, how I love you
No matter what they say of us
Oh, how I love you
Because I love you, youre the one
That brought me back to life
And I love you, youre my wife
And Ive loved you all my life
And I love, youre my wife
And Ive loved all my life


Everlasting Love

Intro: C F C G7

F G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | (8 times)

I had a welcome mat
But you never came around
I left my light on
But you were nowhere to be found
I thought an afterthought
Maybe I was forgotten
Never asked me for my name
But I wasnt even in the book

C
Seems like a love that tried
F
Somehow was on our side
C
We fell in love so deeply
G7
An everlasting kind of love
C
And love was on our side
F
There was no place to hide
C
It seemed to mean so much
G7 C
An everlasting kind of love

Years ago I was at your door
Asking you for directions
You said you loved another
And I wasnt even mentioned
As I play piano
I get this eerie feeling
You were never really there
I guess I must be dreaming

Seems how I really tried
But our love was denied
Somehow it was a lie
An everlasting kind of love
Then you took me for a ride
I was so hurt inside
You smiled and then you cried
An everlasting kind of love

Mom and dad said I sure was lost
Just all the time make-believing
Just what is the difference
In my heart Im always there
How can you in the art room
You said you had to go-oh
I took it out on a shopping cart
Screaming in my mind It isnt so

Guess thats the way it goes
You seem to love, I suppose
But I was at the end of my rope
An everlasting kind of love
I cant tell you how I love
The shining stars above
With no ill thoughts about you
An everlasting kind of love

I took a walk, I was so in love
But I had nowhere to go
Everywhere I looked, I swear
I saw you in every window
Till I died inside
From being all alone
Your love carried me on
I just kept on dreaming of your love

Seems like a love that tried
Somehow was on our side
What could we have done to save
An everlasting kind of love
And love was on our side
It seemed to mean so much
Could couldnt lost touch
An everlasting kind of love

Seems like a love that tried
Somehow was on our side
We fell in love so deeply
An everlasting kind of love
Seems like a love that tried
Somehow was on our side
What could we have done to save
An everlasting kind of love

Oh yeah, oh no, oh no, no, no


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: doriangray on September 20, 2006, 11:14:00 PM
Hi, how are you?
Hi would absolutely love a tab of "Like a Monkey in the Zoo".
If anyone could hook that up it would be awesome.  Thanks,
-DG


Title: Like A Monkey In A Zoo (Tab)
Post by: zack26 on October 01, 2006, 05:48:56 PM
Like A Monkey in a Zoo
(thanks to Jimmy Nothin' for lyrics on the RU website)

G D C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
I'm chained to the wall.
I have nothin' at all.
And my eyes look into the sunset
Thinkin' of better things to do,
Like a monkey in a zoo.

The days go so slow.
I don't have no friends.
Except all these people
Who want me to do tricks for them,
Like a monkey in a zoo.

G G7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

C C/B Am G G7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
C C/B Am D D7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

And it could happen to you.
You could be in my place.
No it wasn't always like this,
But I never saw it comin'.

(verse chords)
I'm so alone,
But this is my home.
And the bars that surround me
Keep me from knowin' any better,
Like a monkey in a zoo.

Throw me a peanut.
Laugh and make jokes.
But I've had enough peanuts
And I'm ready to choke,
Like a monkey in a zoo

(bridge chords)
You come to look at me.
You seem so amused.
But things would look different
If you were in my shoes.

(verse chords)
I know its my fault,
But I want out.
And when I cry out
Nobody seems to understand,
Like a monkey in a zoo

You say I'm cute.
You don't know how much that hurts.
You don't know how it feels
To live in your own dirt,
Like a monkey in a zoo

(bridge chords)
And it could happen to you.
You could be in my place.
Don't let yourself slip.
Don't keep egg on your face.

(verse chords)
I used to be happy.
I cant remember those days.
But I sold my freedom
For free room and board,
Like a monkey in a zoo.

(end on G7)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on October 01, 2006, 07:14:55 PM
Wow, this is THE most useful thread in forum history no doubt. Thanks zack.

Now I'd like to request I Remember Painfully and POW.

Thank you.

PS I apologize for being a noob and requesting something for nothing....I just discovered this place and am blown away by this thread. Plus, you're on a roll here...


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on October 01, 2006, 11:58:18 PM
OK, I think I was actually able to figure them out myself from memory....Let me know if this sounds right to you:

Pow:

           Dm                 C                F Bb F
It's an odd and awful way to be
           Dm                C                F Bb F
it's a happy laughter of the free
            C                   F
it's a truth and it's a dare
            C                  F
it's a feeling in the air
            Dm             C             F Bb F
it's a mother's love for a child


etc.........



I Remember Painfully:

  C                                                     G
I remember how we looked at the embryo in the jar together
  C                                                     G
And I remember how we stood talking in the store to each other
             C
It was love
                       G
But what is it now
           C F    C F
Its pain

(I feel like it modulates here, but I don't really remember. Keeping the same key, I think it just keeps up the C G F thing)

        C                 G                 F                       C
I remember your face and I remember your grace
     C                     G                        C
I remember, I remember, I just remember

etc..........


Again these are just guesses from memory, I could be in the wrong keys.....


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: doriangray on October 06, 2006, 12:39:42 PM
Thanks so much, zack.  You're awesome!
-DG


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: lugiface on October 15, 2006, 08:26:05 PM
hey could someone tab Urge for me or send me a link with a tab on it. i tried looking for one but i couldn't find it.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: The_Spook on October 21, 2006, 11:17:29 AM
Hey, what about 'Fish' and 'Silly Love'? Thanks!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: HiHowRU on October 27, 2006, 11:00:49 PM
I know a girl who needs to hear:

Foxy Girl
and
True love will find you in the end- Beck Cover

please won't you help? :mrgreen:


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on October 29, 2006, 02:39:20 AM
Remember to check the tab section of the rejected unknown site....this is from there:

G
True love will find you in the end
c            G
Youll find out just who was your friend
Em         Am
Dont be sad, I know you will,
C
But dont give up until
C         G
True love finds you in the end.

This is a promise with a catch
Only if youre looking will it find you
cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognise you
Unless you step out into the light?
But dont give up until
True love finds you in the end.


Title: Tabs: Foxy Girl-Silly Love-Urge-Fish
Post by: zack26 on November 03, 2006, 06:35:31 AM
Foxy Girl
from Fun

G7#9    3-2-3-3-3-3
Bb7#9   6-5-6-6-6-6
C7#9    8-7-8-8-8-8
D7#9   10-9-10-10-10-10
try X-10-9-0-8-X for the G chord at the Shes the kind of girl part
E#9     0-7-6-0-5-0
(the G and E#9 are the same chord shape just slide down three frets)

use common chord shapes for the chorus
G   3-2-0-0-0-3
A7   X-0-2-0-2-0
C   X-3-2-0-1-0
D   X-0-0-3-2-3

G7#9 Bb7#9 C7#9 D7#9
She's so precious
She's so luscious
Put your head in a whirl
Spinning 'round the world

D7#9 G (4 times)

She's the kind of girl
You've seen a thousand times before
And how often that you hoped
She'd open up the door

E#9
 
G
She's a foxy girl
A7
And she knows just how to please
C D G
She brings out the man inside of me

And the stars shine bright
A7
On a dark Texas night
C D G
She brings out the man inside of me
C
And my mind unwinds
G
She's so very kind
C D
And I swear I'm melting on the floor

G7#9 Bb7#9 C7#9 D7#9
(same chords as first verse)

Her eyes look at you
You don't know what to do
But she seems to understand
Everything you're thinking of
Your words are lost in conversation
Passing from your lips
And all the time you're looking at her
Struggling with your wit

(same chorus chords)
She's a foxy girl
And she's sure to rack your brain
She's a girl who might just drive you sane
And the stars shine bright on a dark Texas night
And she's as sweet as candy cane
And your mind unwinds
She's so very kind
And you'd swear you're melting on the floor

(verse chords)
She's so precious
She's so luscious
She could make you happy
She could set your soul free
She's the only one you've ever talked to this way
And all of a sudden you may find
That you have something new to say


She's a foxy girl
Don't you know you love her so
It makes you feel like letting go
And the stars shine bright
On a dark Texas night
Don't you know she loves you so
And your mind unwinds

She's so very kind
And you'll sear you're melting on the floor

She's so precious
She's so luscious

Silly Love
from Fun

G 3-2-0-0-0-1
C 0-3-2-0-1-0
D x-0-0-2-3-2
G C
I've come this far and I know I can make it
G D (usually C in live recordings)
I've got a broken heart and you can't break a broken heart
D C
I come knocking at your door
G D
You don't love me anymore
D C
But I just can't give up
G D
'Cause I don't know what to do about it

G C
You must be wrong if you think you don't love me
G C
You could smile down on and put an happy ending to my song
D C
I come knocking at your door
G D
You don't live there anymore
D C
Is it just a memory
G D
Or am I a little crazy for you


G C
If there's no love I just can't believe it
G C
I've got a broken mind and only you can relieve it
C D
I don't remember who you are
G D
Are you someone that I saw
D C
'Cause I really am confused
G D
But I think that I still love you

Urge
from Songs Of Pain

C
Get attached to a rolling stone
G
And youre liable to get crushed.
F
Youre better off to sit at home
C G
And watch the toilet flush.

(same chords for every verse: C G F C G)

I like to sit and look at her.
I like to do that so much.
To stand and act mysterious
And to watch her blush.

I know I'm such a weird guy.
She could never take me serious.
There's always that green monkey
In around or near us.

I think sometimes of holding her,
But the picture gets all blurred.
I see shadows dancing on my wall.
Thoughts scatter like birds.

I wish to God i could touch her hand,
Somehow make her understand,
The man I somehow wanna be,
The man I want her to make me.

But she stands so distant and rolls her eyes.
She leaves me and I don't know why.
Nothing seems to make much sense.
I cant appreciate the sky.

And so I go home lonely,
Like a wolf without a pack
I got nothing to put my love in,
Like groceries without a sack.

Maybe someday when she gets fat,
She'll think about what she's missed.
She'll know shell never get me back.
She'll feel just like the pits.

She'll sit lonely in her apartment,
Thinking about what might have been.
She'll know her man had come and went.
Maybe she'll take me seriously then.

Get attached to a rolling stone
And youre liable to get crushed.
Youre better off to sit at home
And watch the toilet flush.

Fish
from Fear Yourself

This song has layers of droning open G string guitar parts with single note melodies. They sound great if you have a couple of guitarists and a bass player, but if you just want to play it by yourself, these chords work well.
 

for the G/D chord in the intro X-5-0-0-3-X sounds pretty good

Intro: G C G/D C

The verses are carried mostly by the bass notes (G-C-D-A) but if you want to play chords over it, these work:

G C D Am (4 times)
Try aching every care in the world.
She's only the most beautiful girl.
The more I think it the badder it gets
 I was just swimming along when I was caught in her net
 
G Em Am D (4 times)
She's got me singing with a broken heart
I keep on messing with my mind torn apart
She's already forgotten, look at me left in the dust
I guess my art didn't help very much

(chord prog #1)
Then the super love got me again
Got me dreaming I could almost win
I stopped to take a look around with a grin
So much turmoil in this crazy town

(chord prog #2)
She's got me bloody from hitting the bricks
Is this the way the girlies get their kicks?
And now I see if it makes a difference
Everyone in love, hating her & each other

(keep alternating between the two chord progressions)
Always thinking it's near the end
Then I was hoping she'd be my friend
Will I forever only wish it again?
oh to be alive & free from sin!
 
Psycho love in the Twilight Zone.
Drippy soap opera on the telephone.
I get so close but I don't belong.
Strain to identify with a radio song.
 
Then I see her as if in a dream.
It's so real I could almost scream.
She's doing a ritual the same for any man,
just like a movie it's so deadpan!
 
I hope for true love in the darkness.
I had the chance at false romance.
Maybe next time I'll look for something new.
I'm so ashamed, so unglued.
 
I've had enough & she'll never know.
I feel like staying but my subconscious says 'Go'.
Shed a tear like blood on the floor
It's only love and nothing more
 
She's got me singing with a broken heart
I keep on messing with my mind torn apart
She's already forgotten, look at me left in the dust
I guess my art didn't help very much

(Intro chords to end)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: walkhumongous on November 05, 2006, 02:45:56 PM
Etiquette Please! I know its a common progression but I'm not very good :-P Thanks!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on November 06, 2006, 01:28:18 AM
New request. Can you figure out "Without Love" from the live in Berlin album (why me).

Thx


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: The_Spook on November 07, 2006, 05:19:30 AM
thanks so so SO much Zack!  You're the greatest.


Title: "Etiquette" tab
Post by: zack26 on November 07, 2006, 06:08:25 PM
Etiquette
from Continued Story

The guitar is tuned a bit low on this song (or the tape speed is off) Try a capo on the first fret. The fret numbers for chords are all counted from the capo.

I believe Bill Anderson is the guitarist on this tune (at least thats what my Homestead CD says) - from a band called Hand of Glory. Anyone know anything about him or his band?


Try these voicings
C X-3-2-0-1-0
Ab7 4-6-5-6-4-4
A7 5-7-5-6-8-5
D7 X-5-7-7-7-8
G7 3-5-3-6-3-3
Gaug X-10-9-8-8-X in the bridge use X-10-9-8-8-8
F 1-3-3-2-1-1
Fm 1-3-3-1-1-1
C7 X-3-2-3-1-0

Things that sound cool:
A quick switch to D6 (X-5-7-7-7-7) after the D7 (pinky moves)
A quick switch to G7#9 (3-5-3-4-6-6) after the G7 (more pinky)
Slide up to the A augmented chord.

Etiquette
C Ab7 C A7 D7 G7 C Gaug (one chord per bar)

Never noticed her
Why I noticed her so much
I made myself ridiculous

C Ab7 C A7 D7 G7 C D7 (one chord per bar)

Never noticed her
But I made the blunder
Of trying to attract her attention instead of giving it

Bridge:
F Fm C C7 F Fm G7 Gaug

When I said hello
I had talked right past her
When she looked at me
I had glanced shyly to one side

C Ab7 C A7 D7 G7 C Gaug (one chord per bar)

I had been so self-conscious,
I acted self-conscious
Notice others and let them notice by directness
Whoo! Play it Bill! Whoo!
Dont be scared; dont be shy.
Youll never know until you try, buddy
Fred is one of the richest people I have ever met
True, he does not have a hoard of money to give away
He cannot pay handsome salaries
He does not entertain lavishly
Or bestow costly gifts
But he overflows with the gold of sincere friendliness
And gets in return a self-satisfaction

country pick this part using regular chord shapes
C C7 F F C C G G
C C7 F F C G C C

An influence, and a power with people
That all the money in the mint could not buy
He does not wait to see if people will like him
Fred assumes they do like him
That is one of his secrets
He does not wait for them to say hello or smile first
He takes a friendly lead himself and everyone follows
That is another one of the secrets

C Ab7 C A7 D7 G7 C Gaug (one chord per bar)

He does not question whether or not
He will like a person
Or wait before deciding to be friendly

C Ab7 C A7 D7 G7 C C7 (one chord per bar)

He takes it for granted
He will like everyone, every person
This is the third secret of friendliness

Bridge:
F Fm C C7 F Fm G7 Gaug

He magnifies others good points
No matter how inconcoicidental
He overlooks a few annoying qualities
Or major bad points

C Ab7 C A7 D7 G7 C Gaug (one chord per bar)

This is the fourth element in contagulous friendliness
Friendliness is very contagious

C Ab7 C A7 D7 G7 C (one chord per bar)

The trouble is that many of us wait
To catch it from someone else instead of
Giving the other fella a chance


Title: Re: "Etiquette" tab
Post by: Stress Records on November 07, 2006, 06:32:27 PM
Etiquette
from Continued Story

The guitar is tuned a bit low on this song (or the tape speed is off) Try a capo on the first fret. The fret numbers for chords are all counted from the capo.

I believe Bill Anderson is the guitarist on this tune (at least thats what my Homestead CD says) - from a band called Hand of Glory. Anyone know anything about him or his band?

Bill was my housemate back in the eighties and he's the person who first introduced me to Daniel.  At the time he was playing in a band called Poison 13.  For the past few years his main band has been The Meat Purveyors (on Bloodshot Records) but he tends to have several other projects going. He plays in a band called Cat Scientist and I most recently saw him a week ago playing guitar with Jon Langford of Mekons and Waco Brothers fame. Bill has also toured with Neko Case. A nice guy and a very versatile guitarist so he stays busy.


Title: Re: Etiquette tab
Post by: zack26 on November 07, 2006, 06:39:00 PM
Thanks Jeff!
And thanks also for the "Merry Christmas" background info, too...

It's nice when all the pieces begin to fit together.




Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: allseeingi on November 08, 2006, 10:33:23 PM
How about some tabs from "It's Spooky"?

Perhaps Kicking the Dog, It's Spooky, If I'd Only Known.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: patrick1986 on November 09, 2006, 05:43:25 PM
Could anyone give me the chords for Some Things Last A Long Time? I absolutely love Daniel's version; it is so raw and innocent. One of my favorite bands, Built To Spill, did a cover of it on their album The Normal Years and it is really good. If anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it immensely. Thanks.


Title: Tabs from "It's Spooky"
Post by: zack26 on November 11, 2006, 09:38:06 AM
Its Spooky
from Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston: Its Spooky

The guitar is fairly out of tune on this whole album.

If you havent listened to this song on headphones, check out the panning.

A x-0-2-2-2-0
D x-0-0-2-3-2

Intro: pick the highest 3 strings of the D chord from high to low
A D (throughout the whole song)

Sometimes when Im watching television
And I think that most of the people in the movie
Are probably dead
And its spooky

And when I go to a funeral
See the people weeping
And the body in the casket
Its spooky

And in the Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon
I always wondered how it was
That he died
And its spooky
Its spooky
Ooooo
Somethings happening in the world
The heavy metal bands


If Id Only Known (J. Fair)
from Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston: Its Spooky

same chords as Its Spooky

A D (throughout the whole song)

If Id only known I could have said something sooner
But I didnt, so I didnt, now its done
The last thing Id do was the first thing you did
What we once had is all gone

I see it all a little too clear
Too clear for my own good
Let sleeping dogs lie is a good rule Im told
I only wish that they would

If Id only known I could-a said something sooner
I really did think it would last
Now its too late, its over and now
My future is all in my past


Kicking The Dog (McCarty/Beattie/Lane/Cameron)
from Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston: Its Spooky
Guitar chords if you need them:

C x-3-2-0-1-0
F/C x-3-3-2-1-1
F    1-3-3-2-1-1
G 3-2-0-0-0-1 or 3-5-5-4-3-3

Piano voicings (RH= right hand, LH = left hand; notes are listed from low to high):
C LH: C-G / RH: C-E-G
F/C LH: C-A / RH: C-F-A
F LH: F-C-F (lower octave) / RH: C-F-A
G LH: G-D-G (lower octave) / RH: D-G-B

Usually the left hand is playing the chords on straight quarter notes. The right hand plays the chords on beat one.

Kicking The Dog

C F/C (one chord per bar 6 times)

I want to know where she goes
I want to know what she does
I wonder who are these people
She likes so much better than me
She feels bad enough
Things did not work out

F/C C
And when she sees me
F/C C
And she lets her guard down
F
Shes kicking the dog, shes doing wrong
Shes kicking the dog, shes doing wrong
G
And it doesnt help anyone
No not at all

C F/C (one chord per bar)

I said I had a girlfriend
Made me scared of the world
The way it sounds when I wrote it down
Makes her hate that girl
I turned myself inside out to
Put the blame on her

F/C C
And when she sees me
F/C C
And she lets her guard down
F
Shes kicking the dog, shes doing wrong
Shes kicking the dog, shes doing wrong
G
And it doesnt help anyone
No not at all

C F/C (one chord per bar)

We walk around and try to talk
But Im just twisting her arm
To try and get what I want
I just dont know
When to stop
F/C C
Im twisting her broken arm
F/C C
Im twisting her broken arm
F
Im kicking the dog, Im doing wrong
Were kicking the dog, were doing wrong
G
And it doesnt help anyone
No not at all

C F/C (one chord per bar)

Kicking the dog
Were kicking the dog
Kicking the dog
Stop kicking the dog

end on C7


Title: "Some Things Last a Long Time" Piano tab
Post by: zack26 on November 11, 2006, 12:54:38 PM
Some Things Last A Long Time
from 1990

Hopefully this makes sense.
Piano voicings (RH= right hand, LH = left hand; notes are listed from low to high, i.e. c-e-g is a C chord):

Verse progression 1
1 2 + 3 4 | 1 2 + 3 4 |
RH: c-e-a c-e-g f-a-d f-a-c
LH: c-a c-g c-g f-d f-c f-c

Verse progression 2 (both hands play same thing an octave apart)

Beat: 1 2 + 3 4 | 1 2 + 3 4 |
RH: c-a c-g c-f c-e c-f c-g
LH: c-a c-g c-f c-e c-f c-g

Beat: 1 2 + 3 4 | 1 2 + 3 4 |
RH: f-d f-c f-b f-c f-d f-c
LH: f-d f-c f-b f-c f-d f-c

Note: On the second verse he plays the second line slightly different:

Beat: 1 2 + 3 4 | 1 2 + 3 4 |
RH: f-d f-c f-b f-a f-b f-c
LH: f-d f-c f-b f-a f-b f-c

Chorus

Beat: 1 2 + 3 4 | 1 2 + 3 4 |
RH: g-b-d g-b-d f-a-c f-a-c
LH: g-d g-d g-d f-c f-c f-c

Beat: 1 2 + 3 4 | 1 2 + 3 4 |
RH: c-e-g
LH: c (low) c c c c c


Some Things Last a Long Time

(verse progression 1)

Your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
The colors
are bright
bright
as ever

(verse progression 2)

The red is strong
The blue is pure

(Chorus)


Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

Your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
I think
about you
often
often

I wont forget
all the things we did

Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

Its funny
but its true
And its true
but its not funny

Time comes and goes
all of the while

I still think of you
Some things last a long time

Your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
The colors
are bright
bright
as ever

The things we did
I cant forget

Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime

(end on verse progression 1
last chord is same a first chord but up an octave)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: patrick1986 on November 11, 2006, 07:34:40 PM
Thank you for the response. I don't play piano, but I was wondering if you could transcribe the chords so I could play it on guitar? It seems like it would be an easy one to play on guitar.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on November 12, 2006, 08:53:22 AM
Some Things Last A Long Time
from 1990

Guitar version.
I tried to maintain the simplicity of the piano part for this tab. Playing with fingers instead of a pick may make this easier.

Verse progression 1

chords
C6 x-3-2-2-x-x
C x-3-2-0-x-x
F6 x-x-3-2-3-x
F x-x-3-2-1-x

rhythm
1 2 + 3 4 | 1 2 + 3 4 |
C6 C F6 F


Verse progression 2

I named these by the notes that are played

chords
c.a x-3-x-2-x-x
c.g x-3-x-0-x-x
c.f x-3-3-x-x-x
c.e x-3-2-x-x-x

f.d x-x-3-x-3-x
f.c x-x-3-x-1-x
f.b x-x-3-x-0-x
f.a x-x-3-2-x-x

rhythm
1 2 + 3 4 |1 2 + 3 4 |
c.a c.g c.f c.e c.f c.g

1 2 + 3 4 |1 2 + 3 4 |
f.d f.c f.b f.c f.d f.c


Note: On the second verse he plays the second line slightly different:

1 2 + 3 4 |1 2 + 3 4 |
f.d f.c f.b f.a f.b f.c


Chorus progression

chords
G 3-2-0-0-3-3
F 1-3-3-2-1-1
C x-3-2-0-1-0

rhythm
1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
G F C


Some Things Last a Long Time

(verse progression 1)

C6 C F6 F
Your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
The colors
are bright
bright
as ever

(verse progression 2)
c.a c.g c.f c.e c.f
The red is strong

f.d f.c f.b f.c f.d f.c
The blue is pure

(Chorus progression)

G F C
Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

Your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
I think
about you
often
often

I wont forget
all the things we did

Some things last a long time
Some things last a long time

Its funny
but its true
And its true
but its not funny

Time comes and goes
all of the while

I still think of you
Some things last a long time

Your picture
is still
on my wall
on my wall
The colors
are bright
bright
as ever

The things we did
I cant forget

Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime
Some things last a lifetime


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: patrick1986 on November 15, 2006, 03:02:26 PM
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: allseeingi on December 05, 2006, 05:36:28 PM
Could someone please post the tabs for I'll Do Anything But Breakdance for you, darling and Strange Boy?  They don't necessarily have to be for guitar though, because I also play piano.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zach_attack on December 11, 2006, 03:55:56 PM
can someone please post a tab for the song Mask (the one he played on the henry rollins show)

that would be much appreciated!

 THANKS


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Poonhead on December 11, 2006, 04:42:25 PM
Mask

G                    C                       A                      D
seems like her broken heart,the loving part, was missing
as the drama unfolds she's lost the art of loving
nowhere is where she goes to find her piece of nothing
seems like she's had enough but she's always up to something

and now as the story goes another day is dying
she's already changed her clothes and in disgrace she's laughing

it wasn't so long ago she had me so temptated
and with no obligation I was feeling so sedated
now I'm left pretty dumb and every bit retarded
now the fires that burn are more than what she started

and now as the story goes another day is dying
she's already changed her clothes and in disgrace she's laughing

it's just a show of shows is that all she's thinking
and maybe I told her so, I'm thankful that I'm living
another day in the past and every hour I'm haunting
everybody is wearing a mask playing skip to the lou my darling

and now as the story goes another day is dying
she's already changed her clothes and in disgrace she's laughing away

no one knows the sorrow of a broken heart that's bleeding
seems as though she never cares for no one that's despairing
more or less love and somehow she was lying
time after time she gave it all away without trying
just to take you for a ride like a bird that's falling
no one knows the sorrow of a broken heart that's bleeding
seems as though she never cares for no one that's despairing
like rain upon an open grave


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: allseeingi on December 11, 2006, 07:15:48 PM
I'll Do Anything But Breakdance for You, Darling

G C G G/C
G C D

                    G             C                G         G/C
Sometimes I feel like I am a boxer

                       G          C                      D
Seems like I'm always standing in the ring

                  G                   C                   G         G/C
And then I find someone's been in my locker

                    G             C                 D   
He left me a note that says I can't sing

          G                  C                            G            G/C
I'll do anything but break dance for you, darlin'

G C D

  G                      C                 G            G/C
I guess that the down of the donegar

          G                 C                                 D
I don't know what happened and I can't remember

G            C              G         G/C
But I was soon to discover

             G       C             D
That my radio had been broken

          G                  C                             G          G/C
I'll do anything but break dance for ya, darlin'

G-D-C(single notes) C                             G    G/C
Don't you know that I love you, love you

Don't you know that I love you, love you

G C G G/C
G C D
 
All the folks on dope in search of hope

Everybody and the lonely orphan

And everyone around the world

Every boy and every girl

For all the good times

Always remember and never forget

In my secret heart

I'll do anything but break dance for ya, darlin'

 
Don't you know that I love you, love you

Don't you know that I love you, love you


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: anarkansas on December 13, 2006, 03:10:19 AM
Can we request lyrics here, as well? I'd like all of the lyrics to "Spirit World Rising", if anyone has them.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: allseeingi on December 13, 2006, 04:35:07 PM
I have been to Abilene
The spirit world rising
I have seen in Abilene
The devil has Texas

Purple rose they shall wear
The spirit world rising
The number on their forehead and hand
The devil has Texas

From the sky the number 7
The devil defeated
In the sky
The new Jerusalem

I have been to Abilene
The spirit world rising
I have seen in Abilene
The devil has Texas



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: doriangray on December 14, 2006, 06:51:49 PM
Hi guys,
Wondering if anyone has the tabs to "Blue Clouds"...  I've been looking for a while and if anyone could help I'd be eternally grateful.
Rock on,
D


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: anarkansas on December 15, 2006, 12:42:30 AM
I have been to Abilene
The spirit world rising
I have seen in Abilene
The devil has Texas

Purple rose they shall wear
The spirit world rising
The number on their forehead and hand
The devil has Texas

From the sky the number 7
The devil defeated
In the sky
The new Jerusalem

I have been to Abilene
The spirit world rising
I have seen in Abilene
The devil has Texas



Thanks a lot, man.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Billy Castillo on December 17, 2006, 10:44:51 AM
Has anything ever been transcribed for piano sheet music?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Syrupoftears on December 31, 2006, 12:26:38 AM
I thought I was paranoid and stuff but I am correct in saying that my request is the only one in this post that hasn't been done.

ALL OF "SONGS OF PAIN" AND "MORE SONGS OF PAIN"

or is it too much of a challenge.... hehehhehehhehehhe

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ZACK




Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: billybob on January 04, 2007, 10:10:40 AM
(reposted from last year):

   Re: Etiquette
Reply #4 on: April 18, 2005, 07:34:42 PM    
recording etiquette was pretty amazing and really showed me how talented daniel really was at the time (around '85).  i had gone over to hang out with him in his tiny dorm room that was filled with records, tapes, comic books, and drawings.  i picked up his nylon string guitar and started playing around and daniel picked up this book--some '50s self-help-style book that he got out of a dumpster--and started reading out of it.  after about 10 seconds he turned on his jambox and told me to start over.  i didn't know what the words would be, and he didn't know exactly what i would play, but he followed me perfectly as he read the words straight out of the book, turning them into a song spontaneously.  you can hear him mispronounce the word "contagious" the first time, then get it right the second time.  at the end of song you can hear me laughing in amazement at how perfectly we ended the song.  the whole process of composing and recording took maybe five minutes.    i've been in bands with a lot of talented people, but i've never known anyone with such a grasp of melody.  the guy has trunks full of melodies!
   


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zach_attack on January 07, 2007, 09:53:07 PM
can anyone give me a tab for the song "scuttle butt" off "the what of whom"

that would be much appreciated

   THANKS


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: kevinduboski on January 15, 2007, 05:34:59 PM
this is a slightly harder request than the others I wuold like someone to find/tab out the tab for m.wards version of story of an artist but I would like more than just the chords i need to find the whole tab with the other panio parts and such


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Dean on January 21, 2007, 09:56:23 AM
piano transcription for 'Walking The Cow' please?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on January 21, 2007, 09:04:13 PM
Does anyone know the chords to Sweetheart on Yip/Jump?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 22, 2007, 07:20:46 AM
Sweet Heart
from Yip/Jump Music

In case you need this info
Am/C means Am chord with a C bass note
Fm/Ab   is an F minor chord with an Ab bass note
The notes in Ab augmented are Ab-C-E

Guitar chord suggestions
Am/C   X-3-2-2-1-0 or just regular Am
Ab aug   4-3-2-5-X-X or X-3-2-1-1-0
Fm/Ab   4-3-3-1-1-1 or just regular Fm   1-3-3-1-1-1


Intro C Am/C C Am/C
C
You have a sweet heart, sweetheart
Am/C
You have a nice smile baby
F
You drove me crazy
G A A7
Down lovers lane
Ab aug
Its close to pain, this love I have for you
F Fm/Ab
I cannot tame my desire for you
C
And when we start to pet (bed?)
G C G
Dont forget I love you

G C C7
Oh my love, take my hand, were walking
F G C C7
The moon and stars are singing in the sky
G G7
And everyone I know must be jealous
G G7
Cause they dont have such a love as I


You are my sweetheart, sweetheart
You are my baby, baby
You drove me crazy
Down lovers lane
I cant explain this love I have for you
I cannot tame
My desire for you
And when we start to pet (bed?)
And when we start to pet (bed?)

(Repeats C G C G progression)
Oooh Oooh, oooh oooh

End on C7


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Jeremiah on January 22, 2007, 11:48:33 AM
Hi Guys

Anyone have the chords to Cathy Cline - from Rejected Unknown ?

Thanks!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 22, 2007, 05:04:21 PM

Anyone have the chords to Cathy Cline - from Rejected Unknown ?


A gorgeous song...

Cathy Cline

Note:You can also try substituting C/B for Em/B

Intro
C E7/B Am C Em/B Am6

Em Am/E Em
You were forever my girl
Em Am/C Em
I was forever your man
Dm G C Em/B Am
We always had a real good time
G
Oh, Cathy Cline

Em Am/E Em
You were my princess from above
Em Am Em
Our hearts were filled with love
Dm G C Em/B Am
We always had a real good time
G
Cathy Cline

Em Am Em
I saw you in the town of Abilene
Em Am Em
You were the prettiest girl Ive ever seen
Dm G C Em/B Am
I told you about Laurie Allen
G
Cathy Cline


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 22, 2007, 08:17:02 PM
Wondering if anyone has the tabs to "Blue Clouds"... I've been looking for a while and if anyone could help I'd be eternally grateful.
Rock on,
D

Here they are.
...rockin' on as suggested.

Blue Clouds
G C G
Feeling your warm body next to mine
G C G
Feeling this feeling so fine
F C
Im a long time healing
F C
Im a long time healing

G C G
Feeling the wind blowing through your hair
G C G
Feeling the sun shining on your face
F C
Im a long time healing
F C C/B
Im a long time healing
 
Am
Knowing that Im sure
C G
Knowing theres a way
Am
Knowing that Im sure
C G G7
Knowing theres a way

 
Watching your eyes watching me
Seeing my smile in your eyes
Im a long time healing
Im a long time healing

Walking beside you beside me
Juggling these feelings inside
Im a long time healing
Im a long time healing
 
Knowing that Im sure
Knowing theres a way
Knowing that Im sure
Knowing theres a way
 
Feeling the sky in the clouds
Knowing that Im allowed
Im a long time healing
Im a long time healing

 G C G
Thinking things I never thought of
G C G
Feeling your warm body next to mine
F C
Im a long time healing
F
Im a long time healing


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 22, 2007, 08:38:47 PM
can anyone give me a tab for the song "scuttle butt" off "the what of whom"

that would be much appreciated

 THANKS

Scuttle-butt

The right hand plays the melody notes e-d-c on the first C chord. If you start with the right hand on the notes g-c-e then the melody e-d-c falls into place.

Intro: C F C G G7 C

C F C G G7 C
She's always ready for the worst of news,
C F C G
And she's hopin' it may be you.
C F C G G7 C
She knows all the scuttlebutt about the whatnot
C F C G G7
That she doesn't want forgot.
C F C G G7 C
Rumor is a wind that blows so smart,
C F C G
It doesn't even know who you are.

(continue same progression)

She's standing there waiting at the top of the stairs
with her eyes fixed on you like glue.
"Where are you going now? Where-a you been'?
What is your latest sin?"

F
She's into the big time.
C C7
She reads the national enquirer.
F
She stretches the truth with such imagination
C C7
She's more of a writer than a liar.

She's always ready for the worst of news,
And she's hopin' it may be you.
She knows all the scuttle-butt about the whatnot
That she doesn't want forgot.
Rumor is a wind that blows so smart,
It doesn't even know who you are.

(End on C)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Jeremiah on January 23, 2007, 04:50:14 AM

A gorgeous song...

Cathy Cline


Thank you Zack. I don't have a keyboard so will have to attempt it on guitar, and although it won't be the same, I love this song. Everytime I hear it, I get shivers down my spine ...


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Yip/Jordyn on January 23, 2007, 07:28:42 PM
I think it would be cool if these songs were added to the rejected unknown tabs/chords section. It would improve the site and make things more organized. It's all here though, but just a suggestion. It would be nice to have the tabs more accessable, although it might be because I'm lazy (oh yea).

Either way, thank you Zak, It feels great to play my favorite songs!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 24, 2007, 05:15:38 AM
I agree... it's hard to find stuff within the thread. I sent a bunch in for the "Don't Be Scared" tape a while ago but they were never added - maybe I just need to send them again.

Syrup of Tears - Songs Of Pain tabs are done - sorry I'm being lazy about getting them up on the board. Typing it all it in and making everything line up is a tedious process... I'll get them up soon, though...

There are a few other tabs scattered around in different threads - I'll see if I can re-post them here.

Here's a list of the tabs found within this thread as of the present moment:

(page 1)
Spirit World Rising
Mountain Top
My Life Is Starting Over Again
Syrup of Tears
Love Not Dead
Devil Town (Bright Eyes version)
Tuna Ketchup
Now
Laurie
Pothead

(page 2)
Almost Got Hit By A Truck
Adventures of God As A Young Boy
Premariatal Sex
Go
Speeding Motorcycle
Dairy Queen
Broken Dream

(page 3)
Funeral Home
Happy Time (Fun version)
Happy Time (Frankenstein Love version)
Do You Really Love Me (Tell Me Now)
Rock This Town
Try To Love
The Beatles
Lonely Song
Foolin'
Haunt
Squiggly Lines
Country Song
Mrs. Daniel Johnston
History Of Our Love
Rock Around the Christmas Tree
It's Impossible
Wishing You Well
Everlasting Love
Like A Monkey in a Zoo

(page 4)
POW
I Remember Painfully
True Love Will Find You in the End
Foxy Girl
Silly Love
Urge
Fish
Etiquette

(page 5)
It's Spooky
If I'd Only Known
Kicking The Dog
Some Things Last a Long Time (piano and guitar versions)
Mask
I'll Do Anything But Breakdance For You Darling

(page 6)
Sweet Heart
Cathy Cline
Blue Clouds
Scuttlebutt
Going Down
Lost Without a Dame
Harley Man
Evening Stars

(page 7)
Cold Hard World
I Had A Dream
Story of an Artist
My Yoke Is Heavy


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 24, 2007, 05:19:01 AM
I moved these from "Don't Be Scared Tabs - side 1"

Going Down
(thanks to Peter Holy for lyrics)

I found that drop-D tuning works really well for this song (tune the sixth string down to D). It allows you to get a fuller sound during the chorus.

Chords used in this arrangement (in drop-D tab). X indicates a muted (blocked out) string.

A X-0-2-2-2-0
F#5 4-4-4-X-X-X
E 2-2-2-1-0-0
Eb5 1-1-1-X-X-X
D 0-0-0-2-3-2
D/C# X-4-X-2-3-2
D/C X-3-X-2-3-2
D/B X-2-X-2-3-2 you can also substitute Bm7 X-2-4-2-3-2
Bb X-1-3-3-3-1
Eb6 X-6-5-5-4-X
D7 0-0-0-2-1-2


Going Down

(Verse)
A F#5 E A F#5 E Eb5 D E A A F#5
4 + | 1 2 3 4 + | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 + |


E A F#5 E Eb5 D E A
| 1 2 3 4 + | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

I think of all the times
I felt so low
When I got to feeling better
I got naive
and thought that it would stay


(Chorus)
F#5 D F#5 D F#5 D A to verse
4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Going down
Going down
Going down again

(verse chords)

Feeling small, very small
All, all the time
Been feeling like this
Since junior high
When will it all stop


(Chorus chords)

Going down
Going down
Going down again

(Bridge)

D D/C# D/C D/B Bb Eb6
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

D7
|1 2 3 4 |

Think that I once had it all [-a-ha-hall ]

(verse chords)

There's a man inside me
I'm gonna destroy
And he will be no more
He'll be dead and I'll be free
I'll unlock that door

(chorus chords)

Going down
Going down
Going down again


Lost Without A Dame

Chords suggestions

F 1-3-3-2-1-1
Db7 X-4-3-4-2-X
C7 X-3-2-3-1-0
E7 X-7-6-7-5-X
Eb7 X-6-5-6-4-X
D7 X-5-4-5-3-X
G7 3-5-3-4-6-3


Lost Without A Dame

(Vamp intro and between each verse)
F Db7 C7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


(Verse)
F Db7 C7 F E7 Eb7 D7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

G7 C7 F Db7 C7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

People see you on the street
And kindly ask you who are you seeing now
You turn so ashamed
Lost without a dame

Everybody says you gotta have a girl
Everybody says you gotta get a girl
And give her your name
Lost without a dame

I been lost since I lost you
Tell me are you feeling the same way too
Or is this just a game
Lost without a dame

Lets hear about the girls in my life
You know my mama she treated me mean
But thats not the same
Lost without a dame



Harley Man
(thanks to Jimmy Nothin for lyrics)

Any old C7, F7, and G7 work well. I like these ones:

C7 X-3-2-3-1-0
F7 X-8-7-8-6-X
G7 3-5-3-4-6-3


Harley Man

C7 F7 C7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

C7 F7 C7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

G7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

"I'm a Harley man and I'll be a Harley man
till the day i die" he said.
"I'm a Harley man and I'll be a Harley man
till the day I die," he said.
till the day he dies.

He drank lots of beer
And he wanted everyone to know
That he wasn't a queer.
"I'm a Harley man and I'll be a Harley man
till the day I die," he said.
till the day he dies.

C7 F7 C7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

F7 C7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
(repeat)

He was hardly a man,
Though hardly a man at all,
But he sure like his Harley.
You'd see him staggerin' around,
staggerin' around up at the mall,
happy as can be.

C7 F7 C7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

F7 G7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

You see he was never really sober enough
To feel the pain of being an asshole.

(first verse chords)
"I'm a Harley man and I'll be a Harley man
till the day i die."
"I'm a Harley man and I'll be a Harley man
till the day I die," he said.
till the day he died.



Evening Stars
(thanks to Peter Holy for lyrics)

Chord suggestions

Cm X-3-5-5-4-3
F7 1-3-1-2-1-1   or   1-3-1-2-4-1
Bb X-1-3-3-3-1
A7 X-0-2-2-2-3    or   X-0-2-0-2-0
Dm X-X-0-2-3-1    or   X-0-0-2-3-1
Gm7 3-5-3-3-3-3    or   3-5-5-3-6-5
D X-X-0-2-3-2
D/C X-3-X-2-3-2
D/B X-2-0-2-3-2
D/Bb X-1-0-2-3-2
A6 X-0-2-2-2-2
Am X-0-2-2-1-0
Asus2 X-0-2-2-0-0
G 3-2-0-0-0-1


Evening Stars

Cm F7 Bb A7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Dm Gm7 Dm A7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


Walkin' my baby underneath a tree
everything seems real to me
and the evening stars do shine

I'm holding her by the palm of her hand
she seems to understand
and the evening stars do shine

(Dear Prudence Bridge)
D D/C D/B D/Bb A6
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

You been kind to me and I won't forget
kinder than anybody's been to me yet

Am Asus2 Am G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
repeat

ah ah ah ah ah - ah ah ah ah ah

(verse chords)

Wandering around now nobody told me
I figured it out for myself
and the evening stars do shine

I was thinking just the other day
my how things have changed
since you been mine
oh oh - uh uh

(Bridge chords)

You've been kind to me and I won't forget
kinder than anybody's been to me yet

ah ah ah ah ah - ah ah ah ah ah


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 24, 2007, 05:21:14 AM
more "Don't Be Scared"

Cold Hard World
(thanks to Peter Holy for lyrics and Jimmy Nothin' and Tim L for corrections)

The last chord of the progression is sometimes G, and sometimes G7. Its not really predictable, but the G7 tends to happen during the refrain.

Standard chords work well here. Ive also included a drop-D tuning that allows you to get a similar voicing as the piano chords (the D major in particular)

Drop-D variation. Tune low string down to D.

C   X-3-2-0-1-0
D   0-0-4-2-3-X   or   0-0-4-2-3-2
G   5-5-0-0-0-1 (the thumb is an option for the fifth fret strings)



Cold Hard World

C D G(7) C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
C D G(7)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world
Oh no

C D G(7) C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
repeat

I heard Red Donley say
It was on the news today
It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world
 
It's hiking across the country
Looking for a bite to eat
You'd be surprised at the animals
And the people you'd meet
 
Rolling down that highway
With eyes fixed straight ahead
They have a caravan of cars
To bury the dead

C D G(7) C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
C D G(7)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


And coke cans and pop bottles
Lined the streets like flowers instead
 And this guy gave me a ride
I said this industrial waste sure stinks

He said he likes that smell
'Cause that's the smell of money
I said "well, mister money stinks, too."
 
It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world
Oh no

I met a fireman
He said you never forget burning flesh
And the librarian said
Do you have a card here?

I said I been coming here for weeks
Don't you recognize me by now
I checked out a million books
Just to get you to notice me
 
It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world
Oh no

C D G(7) C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Somebody's house burned down
Somebody's hubcap fell off
Somebody's soul got lost
Somebody's heart got broke
 
I heard Red Donley say
It was on the news today
It's a cold hard world
It's a cold hard world



I Had A Dream
(Thanks to Matthew L for lyrics)

The timing of the A7D7.. section varies from verse to verse but the chords are the same. Ive included several chord options I know some people have trouble barring (including the man himself!) so there are some easier alternatives. Mix and match

Chord suggestions:

Bbmaj7    X-1-3-2-3-1 (bar 1st)
6-8-7-7-6-X (either bar at 6th or grab the low string with
thumb)
X-8-7-7-6-X (a little easier)
X-X-3-2-3-1 (easier, no barring, but also no bass note)
 
Abmaj7    4-6-5-5-4-X (either bar at the 4th or grab the low string
with thumb)
X-6-5-5-4-X (a little easier)
X-X-1-0-1-X (really easy, just make sure you only play
those 3 strings!)

A7 5-7-5-6-5-5 (bar 5th) or X-0-2-0-2-0
D7 X-5-7-5-7-5 (bar 5th) or X-X-0-2-1-2
G7 3-5-3-4-3-3 (bar 3rd) or 3-2-0-0-0-1
C7 X-3-2-3-1-0   


I Had A Dream

Intro
Bbmaj7 Abmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Verse
Bbmaj7 Abmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Bbmaj7 Abmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

(slightly faster)
 A7 D7 G7 C7 Abmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


I had a dream about you
You were the queen of quite a few
And I was there, but you didnt care
I didnt matter somehow.
 
The band played and you sang a tune
And the stars fell down from the moon
And you smiled a smile that parted the sea
But you didnt notice meno.
Your eyes filled up the sky and they were blue
And you had a weird monkey there with you too
And you danced a jig and tipped his hat
And you turned around with a grin so fat
And he was me.
 
(in the next verse the A7-D7-G7-C7 progression repeats before going to Abmaj7)

There were lights and cameras and fireworks going off in your honor
And I was worried,
But a man said Dont worry, nothing can harm her
And I grabbed the microphone and I stood all alone
And I looked up at you, and you looked down on me
And then you said Off with his head.
 
I had a dream about you



The Story of An Artist
(thanks to Tim Layton for lyrics)

If you just want to strum the chords, then this tab works well.
Use either Dm or Dm7

C X-3-2-0-1-0
Dm X-0-0-2-3-1 or Dm7 X-0-0-2-1-1

C
Listen up and I'll tell a story
Dm(7)
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
C
Others aren't so bold

and so on


If you want to play the piano melody on guitar this works pretty well.

1 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 2 3 4
E------------------------| followed by C chord
B------0--1--0-----------|
G---------------0--------|
D------------------2-----|--2--
A---------------------3--|
E------------------------|

1 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 2 3 4
E------------------------| followed by Dm or Dm7
B------0--1--0-----------|
G---------------0--------|
D------------------2--0--|--3--
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

Then repeat them in reverse.
The whole progression is C - Dm(7) -Dm(7) C

Note: sometimes the Dm(7) lick has one note different.

1 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 2 3 4
E------------------------| followed by Dm or Dm7
B------0--1--0-----------|
G---------------1--------|
D------------------2--0--|--3--
A------------------------|
E------------------------|


I like using a drop-D tuning on this one with these chords.

C    X-3-2-0-1-0
Dm   0-0-3-2-3-1   or Dm7   0-0-3-2-1-1


For piano players:

The melody before the C chord is b-c-b-g-e-c-e
The melody before the Dm7 chord is b-c-b-g-e-d-f and sometimes
b-c-b-a-e-d-f


The Story Of An Artist

C Dm(7)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Dm(7) C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Listen up and I'll tell a story
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
Others aren't so bold

Everyone and friends and family
Saying, "Hey! Get a job!"
"Why do you only do that only?
Why are you so odd?

We don't really like what you do.
We don't think anyone ever will.
It's a problem that you have,
And this problem's made you ill."
 
Listen up and I'll tell a story
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
Others aren't so bold
 
The artist walks alone
Someone says behind his back,
"He's got his gall to call himself that!
He doesn't even know where he's at!"

The artist walks among the flowers
Appreciating the sun
He does this all his waking hours
But is it really so wrong?
 
They sit in front of their TV
Saying, "Hey! This is fun!"
And they laugh at the artist
Saying, "He doesn't know how to have fun."

The best things in life are truly free
Singing birds and laughing bees
"You've got me wrong", says he.
"The sun don't shine in your TV"
 
Listen up and I'll tell a story
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
Others aren't so bold
 
Everyone, and friends and family
Saying, "Hey! Get a job!"
"Why do you only do that only?
Why are you so odd?

We don't really like what you do.
We don't think anyone ever will.
It's a problem that you have,
And this problem's made you ill."
 
Listen up and I'll tell a story
About an artist growing old.
Some would try for fame and glory
Others just like to watch the world.



My Yoke Is Heavy
(thanks to Peter Holy and Joe Z for lyrics)

Easiest version

C X-3-2-0-1-0
C6 X-3-2-2-1-0
Cmaj7 X-3-2-0-0-0
F X-X-3-2-1-X or X-X-3-2-1-1
F6 X-X-3-2-3-X or X-X-3-2-3-1
Fmaj7 X-X-3-2-1-0
G 3-2-0-0-0-3


A little harder

All chords the same except:

Cmaj7 X-3-2-4-0-0
Fmaj7 X-X-3-5-5-0

On the G chord try alternating these chords on eighth notes (every strum) to mimic the piano part. Use the thumb to fret the low note and mute the fifth string.
G 3-X-0-0-3-3
Gsus4 3-X-0-0-1-3

Really full sounding alternate tuning version

Tune sixth string down to C
Tune fifth string down to F
Tuning: C-F-D-G-B-E
All strings strummed all the time (almost)!

C 0-2-2-0-1-0
C6 0-2-2-2-1-0
Cmaj7 0-2-2-4-0-0
F 0-0-3-2-1-1 or 0-0-3-2-1-X
F6 0-0-3-2-3-1 or 0-0-3-2-3-X
Fmaj7 0-0-3-2-1-0 or 0-0-3-5-5-0
G 2-2-0-0-3-3 (you may want to thumb the bottom two
strings on these)
Gsus4 2-2-0-0-1-3

Lastly! The one that sounds most like the actual piano part

Use the same tuning in the previous one. All chords are the same except:

C 0-7-5-5-8-X (bar at 5th on all of these)
C6 0-7-5-5-5-5
Cmaj7 0-7-5-5-5-7



My Yoke Is Heavy

C C6 Cmaj7 F F6 Fmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

C C6 Cmaj7 G (alternate with Gsus4)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |


Blue clouds twisted into a tunnel
somewhere far off the thunder roaring
and the fortune teller has fixed her sleepy eyes on my child
 
Sometimes I climb high up a tree
to let the wind blow in my face
sometimes I leave my cares lying in piles

C C6 Cmaj7 F F6 Fmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Repeat 4X total

REFRAIN:
Somewhat disturbing is the sound of birds singing
when you know you don't deserve it
You are not here today
and I feel just like an empty eggshell, and
My yoke is heavy
My yoke is heavy

C C6 Cmaj7 F F6 Fmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Repeat

My voice is a little horse
galloping lost through the woods
calling your name

C C6 Cmaj7 F F6 Fmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

C C6 Cmaj7 G (alternate with Gsus4)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

It's new to me
But just the same
the earth is an old canvas
painted over many times

The poet rambles
The world it scrambles
But who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men

Your shadow knows
It's right behind you all the way
Your shadow knows where you've been

Refrain chords
REFRAIN:
Somewhat disturbing is the sound of birds singing
when you know you don't deserve it
You are not here today
and I feel just like an empty eggshell, and
My yoke is heavy
My yoke is heavy

C C6 Cmaj7 F F6 Fmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Repeat

Sacred is the smile
That opened up my mind
That may at last please save me
And rid my cold, cold heart

C C6 Cmaj7 F F6 Fmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

C C6 Cmaj7 G (alternate with Gsus4)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Of the dark deep gloom
That took up so much room
In my many spacious memories

C C6 Cmaj7 F F6 Fmaj7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Repeat until the end

And many are the times
I thought and rethought
The thoughts you got me thinking
Though the sun shines bright upon me now
And I am young and kicking
My yoke is heavy
My yoke is heavy



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Billy Castillo on January 24, 2007, 03:13:24 PM
Request: Piano for Sorry Entertainer, Casper the Friendly Ghost  and Never Relaxed.

Thanks!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 24, 2007, 05:25:42 PM
Sorry Entertainer

This song only uses four strings and requires a good deal of retuning. Comparing to a keyboard or some other instrument makes tuning a bit easier. Use only the four highest strings.

D string (4th) tune up to a note between E and F (pretty tight!)
G String (3rd) tune up to a note between G and G#
B string (2nd) tune down to a note between G# and A
E string (1st) tune down to about an A (way down)

I found the 4 individual plucked notes at the beginning and ending of the song really useful for checking the tuning. They should correspond to your four detuned open strings. All the chords are straight bar chords across the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd strings (sometimes he bars across all four...)

I named the cords after the barred fret.
So, b2 means X-X-2-2-2-X or X-X-2-2-2-2
b3 means X-X-3-3-3-X or X-X-3-3-3-3
etc

"R" means rest - in this case an eighth note rest

I'd be curious to hear if anyone tries this out. This would sound best on a beat up nylon string guitar...

Sorry Entertainer

Intro: pluck through open chord (0)
Verse: b0-b0-b2-b0-b3-b0-b4-b5 (keep repeating in eighth notes)

Where the wind blows
That's where I go
Where the moon is
That's where I am
And when I just
Have a problem
Always hoping the wind will blow me away again

Chorus: b4-b4-b0-b0-b3-b3-b0-b0 (6 times)
b6-b6-b6-b6-b6-b6-b6-b6
b5-b5-R-b4-R-b3-R-b2

I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer

Drove those demons
Out of my head
With an organ and a pencil full of lead
And when I'm dead
I'd like to have it said
He drove those demons out of his head

I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer

Now the curtain parts the stage
It's the dawn of a new and exciting age
And I'm free
Free at last
Like a monkey out of its cage

I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
(end with the plucked open chord again)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Billy Castillo on January 24, 2007, 06:39:19 PM
Sorry Entertainer

This song only uses four strings and requires a good deal of retuning. Comparing to a keyboard or some other instrument makes tuning a bit easier. Use only the four highest strings.

D string (4th) tune up to a note between E and F (pretty tight!)
G String (3rd) tune up to a note between G and G#
B string (2nd) tune down to a note between G# and A
E string (1st) tune down to about an A (way down)

I found it the 4 individual plucked notes at the beginning and ending of the song really useful for checking the tuning. They should correspond to your four detuned open strings. All the chords are straight bar chords across the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd strings (sometimes he bars across all four...)

I named the cords after the barred fret.
So, b2 means X-X-2-2-2-X or X-X-2-2-2-2
b3 means X-X-3-3-3-X or X-X-3-3-3-3
etc

I'd be curious to hear if anyone tries this out. This would sound best on a beat up nylon string guitar...

Sorry Entertainer

Intro: pluck through open chord (0)
Verse: b0-b0-b2-b0-b3-b0-b4-b5 (keep repeating in eighth notes)

Where the wind blows
That's where I go
Where the moon is
That's where I am
And when I just
Have a problem
Always hoping the wind will blow me away again

Chorus: b4-b4-b0-b0-b3-b3-b0-b0 (6 times)
b6-b6-b6-b6-b6-b6-b6-b6
b5-b5-R-b4-R-b3-R-b2

I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer

Drove those demons
Out of my head
With an organ and a pencil full of lead
And when I'm dead
I'd like to have it said
He drove those demons out of his head

I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer

Now the curtain parts the stage
It's the dawn of a new and exciting age
And I'm free
Free at last
Like a monkey out of its cage

I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
I'm a loner
I'm a sorry entertainer
(end with the plucked open chord again)


How would you re-work that for keyboard? I don't play guitar (can't read tabs either) but am planning to remake this with some hard synth.

Thanks again!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 24, 2007, 07:17:01 PM

How would you re-work that for keyboard? I don't play guitar (can't read tabs either) but am planning to remake this with some hard synth.

Thanks again!

I just banged it out on the piano - these piano chords replicate the guitar partpretty well.

Try playing a single note melody with the left hand:
Left Hand
Verse: e - e - f# - e - g - e - g#- a

With the right hand play two-note half-step clusters. "g/g#" means play g and g# together
Right Hand
Verse: g/g# - g/g# - a/a# - g/g# - a#/b - g/g# - b/c - c/c#

If you play these left and right hand parts together, it sounds pretty cool...

For the chorus try these left hand and right hand parts together


RH: c/c# - c/c# (rest) - (rest) b/c - b/c - (rest) - (rest)
LH: a - a - e - e - g# - g# - e - e

(repeat 6 times) then...

RH: c#/d - c#/d - c#/d - c#/d - c#/d - c#/d - c#/d - c#/d
LH a# - a# - a# - a# - a# - a# - a# - a#

RH: c/c#-c/c# - rest - b/c - rest - a#/b - rest - a/a#
LH: a - a - rest - g# -rest - g - rest - f#



Good luck! Great choice for a cover song...




Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Billy Castillo on January 24, 2007, 07:46:52 PM
Thanks! I'll try it out when I get off work in an hour.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 24, 2007, 09:34:06 PM
Never Relaxed

On the F chord, he usually goes up by inversions (a/c/f c/f/a f/a/c a/c/f) and then comes down by inversions of the C chord (g/c/e e/g/c c/e/g g/c/e)

Never Relaxed

"Now without any further - "
"Now without any further ado, I'm gonna do a little softshoe and a ... little boogaloo"
".. for you"
"If you want me to -"
"I will"
"will.... will"


C G C (bass notes: g c)
There was this kid named Syd and he was born
C G C (bass: g c)
Maybe the doctor hit him a little too hard
F C
He just seemed to have gotten off to a bad start
C G C (bass: g c)
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

Big brothers and big sisters 'came lots of attention
But Syd was a hyperactive kid
He just never seemed able to sit still
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed
F C
Never rela-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-axed
C G C (bass: g c )
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

Unlike the other kids on his block
Syd never learned how to walk
He just ran around acting nervous
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

He sat in school in detention
Drawing funny pictures on the wall
Not a moment of peace did Syd ever find
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed
Never rela-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-axed
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

Now when Syd discovered masturbation
He just couldn't keep a good thing down
But it didn't help much his condition
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

Syd signed up for the army
'Cause he got tired of working in the pottery
And they sent him over to a foreign country
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

Syd met this girl in East Germany
And she invited him up to her room for some tea
Then she pulled out a gun and took his money
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

She shot Syd through the head
And Syd died and went to hell
And he burned and he burned and he yelled
I never been relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed

Now the Devil said this ain't fair
'Cause people who come here have had their share of comfort
So he sat Syd in a reclining chair
But it was an electric chair
Never rela-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-axed
Never relaxed, never relaxed, never relaxed


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on January 24, 2007, 10:33:37 PM
Hey guys got an easy one to tab if you play piano. I just uploaded my copy of the Henry Rollins show SWF of Care less. You can see him playing the piano pretty well. So any piano players care to tell me what chords are being played?

http://www.datafilehost.com/video.php?file=36d7abbd


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Yip/Jordyn on January 26, 2007, 02:27:20 PM
I know it's played on trumpet, but does anyone know what the chords would be for The Creature/3rd Chair? Also, does anyone know the chords for Polka Dot Rag and Hate Song?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 26, 2007, 05:05:59 PM
Request: Piano for Sorry Entertainer, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Never Relaxed.

Thanks!

Casper The Friendly Ghost

C
He was smiling through his own personal hell
F
Dropped his last dime down a wishing well
C
But he was hoping too close
And then he fell
G
Now hes Casper the friendly ghost
C
He was always polite to the people whod tell him
F
That he was nothing but a lazy bum
C
But goodbye to them he had to go
G
Now hes Casper the friendly ghost


(Keyboard break notes: c-e-g-c, f-a-c-f, c-e-g-c, g-b-d-g
chords: C F C G


C
Nobody treated him nice
While he was alive
F
You cant buy no respect
Like the librarian said but
C
Everybody respects the dead
G C
They love the friendly ghost

(keyboard break)
 
C
And now they say well never forget
What he learned us
F
We were mean to him
But he never burned us and
C
Love lives forever
G C
Thank you Casper the Friendly Ghost
G C
Thank you Casper the Friendly Ghost

(keyboard break is the same on the first repetition, but the G chord melody changes to g-f-e-d for the rest of the song)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 27, 2007, 06:11:06 AM
I know it's played on trumpet, but does anyone know what the chords would be for The Creature/3rd Chair? Also, does anyone know the chords for Polka Dot Rag and Hate Song?
I've always been confused as to which song is "Polka Dot Rag" on The What of Whom.  There's the song with the lyrics "You are the moon, you are the stars"  and then there's one after it that starts "She said that didn't really love me, not like she loved him" 

The CD-R has both songs on a single track labelled "Polka Dot Rag" and the brief piano track before it as "Excuse Me".  But on the RU website the same "You are the moon" lyrics were submitted for both Excuse Me and Polka Dot Rag.lyrics.

I can't think of any examples of any instumental piano track that were actually titled.  I've always figured that "Excuse Me" was "You are the moon" and Polka Dot Rag was "She said that she didn't really love me" and that the CDR was mis-tracked, but I've never known for sure.  Anyone know for sure?

Which one did you want the tab for?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on January 27, 2007, 06:15:56 AM
Hate Song
from Songs of Pain

Am C G C
You wont even know who you are or what youre doing
Am C G
Just you and your shadow on the wall
Am C G C
You wont even get nothing for Christmas
Am C G
No one will take you to the mall
Youll be alone

F
Youll be waiting by the phone
C
Waiting for my call
G C
Youll sit nervously waiting for it to ring
F C
Youll be waiting by the phone hoping it will ring
G
But it wont ring
Cause I wont call

(chords: Am C G C Am C G)
Youll bite into your fingernails
And spit them on the floor
You wont have no fingernails no more
Youll think about the good times that we used to have
While staring at the cobwebs on your door
And youll be all alone

(chords: F C G C F C G)
The clock will tick and itll make you sick
As every moment of your life passes by
Youll contemplate suicide with a knife one night
And it wont be nice
Youll be all alone

(chords: F C G C F C G)
Yes, no one will be there to stop you
No one to clear your head
No one to talk you out of it
No one to hear the last words that you said
No one will shed a tear
No one will be there to find you dead
Cause youll be all alone


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Yip/Jordyn on January 29, 2007, 02:29:20 PM
"You are the moon" and "Now, here's some more about that - She said that she..." Thank you so much for Hate Song, I plan on covering this and posting it eventually.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Ericzed on February 01, 2007, 08:45:54 PM
Does anyone have the tab of "Ain't No Woman Gonna Make a George Jones Outta me"? I have been trying to figure it out for a while, and can't seem to get it quite right.

If anyone could help me out, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on February 02, 2007, 07:35:59 AM
Does anyone have the tab of "Ain't No Woman Gonna Make a George Jones Outta me"? I have been trying to figure it out for a while, and can't seem to get it quite right.

If anyone could help me out, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Aint No Woman Gonna Make a George Jones Outta Me

Gsus4: 3-X-0-0-1-3 or 3-2-0-0-1-3

(G Gsus4)

D C G
Aint no woman gonna make a George Jones outta me
D C G
Aint no woman gonna make a George Jones outta me
G Em
Whatever will be will be
C D
Just wait and youll see
Youll see
G D C G
Aint no woman gonna make a George Jones outta me

G Em
Love is priceless, its a feeling
C D
Love is ruthless, with no ceiling
G Em
Love is this, love is that
C D
Boys are dogs , girls are cats

(G Gsus4)
G Em
The night is dark, I heard a bark
C D
With no meow to follow
G
So I turned out the lights
Em
Closed the door
C D
Laid my head on a pillow

(blues shuffle)
G
Oh, oh mamma
I got them really sad blues
C
Oh, oh mamma
G
I got them really sad blues
D C G D7
Oh, I got them really sad blues

F G
Well I know you so very, very smart
F G
You think like an arrow
G7
Like a bullet or a dart
C G
Oh, oh mamma I got them really sad blues
D C G
Aint no woman gonna make a George Jones outta me

Ending lick is on the top 3 strings only- kind of like this:
e----7-----6-----5----3-----11--10---
b---------------------3-----11--10---
       g--7---7-6---6-5---5-4-----11--10---


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Ericzed on February 02, 2007, 10:33:36 PM
Do you have the electric guitar part as well. That was really the one i was looking for. :) Thanks though! Helped correct a few errors I was doing.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: starshipmexico on February 04, 2007, 04:45:21 PM
I know Dan didn't write it but could you do "A Little Bit of Soap"?  I can't find tabs for that song anywhere.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on February 08, 2007, 08:19:17 PM
I know Dan didn't write it but could you do "A Little Bit of Soap"? I can't find tabs for that song anywhere.

A Little Bit Of Soap
(by Bert  Berns)

This song is in the key of B on the recording, but I'm guessing that he played it in C, and that there was a tape speed problem somewhere along the way. If you want to play along with the recording in B, substitute these chords:
Play B and B7 instead of C and C7
Play E instead of F
Play F# instead of G
Play C#7 instead of D7

The C7 chord after the word soap is really just a single note Bb, but the full chord works just fine too (or A if youre playing the version in B)

C C7
A little bit of soap
F G
Will wash away your lipstick
C
On my face
C7
But a little bit of soap
F D7 G
Will never, never erase
C
The pain in my heart
C7
And my eyes
F
As I go through the lonely years
C
A little bit of soap
G C
Will never wash away my tears


C C7
A little bit of soap
F G
Will wash away your powder
C
from my chin
C7
But a little bit of soap
F D7 G
Will never, never begin
C C7
To take away the hurt that I feel
F
As I go through the lonely year
C
A little bit of soap
G C
Will never wash away my tears


C
Have you heard
F
When love begins to die
G G7
It leaves someone to cry
C
Night and day

Like a bird
F
You left the robin's nest
G
And just like all the rest
C
You flew away


C7
A little bit of soap
F G
Will take away your perfume
C
Eventually
C7
A little bit of soap
F D7 G
Will never wash away the memory
C C7
Of your name in the night
F
That Ill call through the lonely years
C
A little bit of soap
G C
Will never wash away my tears


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: MuchPerplexed on February 09, 2007, 08:49:04 PM
Zack, your tabs and chords rock and i really appreciate all your effort. I have a few requests, don't feel obliged to do all of them, I just wanted to broaden my chances of picking a song you would want to tab.

Any of the following on guitar:
Poptunes
Joy Without Pleasure
Wild West Virginia
I'm the Phantom of my own Opera


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on February 10, 2007, 09:36:45 AM

Any of the following on guitar:
Poptunes
Joy Without Pleasure
Wild West Virginia
I'm the Phantom of my own Opera


Joy Without Pleasure

G D C G Em Am C D G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

G D C G
When I was a little kid
Em Am C D G
And all the people they looked big
G D C G
I never exactly understood
Em Am C D G
How to tell the trees from the wood
 
D C G Em Am C D G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

D C G
Joy without pleasure
Em Am C D G
Ain't no fun, ain't no fun at all
Joy without pleasure
Ain't no fun, ain't no fun at all
 
My mama she took me aside one day
She said you better have fun while you play
'Cause someday you'll wake up and you'll be old
And all of your youth will be gone away
And you work in a factory and you earn your pay
And your fingers will rot and your mind will decay
You'll be happy, so happy with your family and house
But you'll never, you'll never enjoy yourself
 
Joy without pleasure
Ain't no fun, ain't no fun at all
Joy without Pleasure
Ain't no fun, ain't no fun at all
 
The Son of Charles Dickens and a little red hen
Danced the watusi like it was a sin
They tried to enjoy it but they feel so guilty
Guilt won't allow you to enjoy a stolen apple
 
Joy without pleasure
Ain't no fun, ain't no fun
Joy without pleasure
Ain't no fun
Joy without pleasure
Ain't no fun
(last chord is G7)

That song was about premarital sex


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on February 10, 2007, 09:46:41 AM


Any of the following on guitar:
Poptunes
Joy Without Pleasure
Wild West Virginia
I'm the Phantom of my own Opera


Wild West Virginia

The little melody on the F chord is f-e-d-e with the last e landing on the C chord
I'm not sure abot the "Get the shivering" lyric...

G
Im going back to the place
F C
That I used to call home
G
Im going back to the place
F C
Where the antelope never roam

Bb F
Wild West Virginia
C G
Home of the nave
Bb F
This boy be mighty pleased
G
To see them rolling hills
F G
Rolling hills

No I dont like John Denver
But I always will remember those rolling hills
You got a backwoods woman
Underprivileged mama, farmer in the dell
Crooked politicians
Crater bum roads
But oh I love it so
Those rolling hills (Wild West Virginia)
Rolling hills (Wild West Virginia)

Get the shivering bout how the river
In the cold winter
When a snowflake falls on your face
You feel just like an iceberg
But I wouldnt trade it
For the sticky hot weather in Texas
Im gonna make an exodus
To them rolling hills (Wild West Virginia)
Rolling hills (Wild West Virginia)

I get this wheeling feeling
Singing like Slim Whitman
Oh how I wanna go home
Away from them big city slickers
Skinny intellectuals and them tall buildings
Back to wild West Virginia
Home of the nave
This boy be mighty pleased
To see them rolling hills (Wild West Virginia)
Rolling hills

Bb F
God is an artist
C G
And he painted a pretty picture
Bb F
And he called it West Virginia
G
With the rolling hills
F G
Rolling hills
F G (etc.)
Rolling hills
(Wild West Virginia)
(Wild West Virginia)
(Wild West Virginia)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on February 10, 2007, 10:14:41 AM

Any of the following on guitar:
Poptunes
Joy Without Pleasure
Wild West Virginia
I'm the Phantom of my own Opera


Phantom of My Own Opera

For the piano part, the C augmented (C+) chord has a C in the left hand bass and in the right hand is e-g#-c
For guitar there are several choices for C+:
X-3-2-1-1-0 (easy to get to from a C chord), X-X-6-5-5-4
Or if you want the G# bass note try 4-3-2-1-1-X (a bit of a stretch)

C C+ F D7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
C G C G
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

C C+
I'm the phantom of my own opera
F D7
Oh don't I know it
C G C G
And I think of you, sweetheart

I'm lurking in the shadows
of my memory
We were going to have a circus in the bar

But the creature lurks among us
The ghost of our past
The gho-o-ost of our love

G C
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
F C G (g a b bass notes)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

G
And if I had my own way
C
I always say that phrase
F C
I thought it was a phase
G
But it wasn't

(verse chords)
And so here I am
In my baggy clown costume
Perform any funny trick and throw a kiss
to the audience

And I'm wearing a mask
But you don't have to ask
Who I'm thinking about

And there's a monkey in the background
Hung by a rope from the ceiling
And I'm the villain, acting fierce
And stretching whiskers toothsomely

(bridge chords)
The phantom wears a black coat
Long trousers and a derby
Stands erect and cracks the whip loudly

(verse chords)
I'm the phantom of my own opera
I perform all the parts
And I think of you, sweetheart

I'm even the audience
And I can't help thinking
We were going to have a circus in the bar

Can't pull the curtain
I can't help remembering
Turn a somersault after singing a verse

And the song is never ending
And I never quit rehearsing
A performance of a sad and twisted heart

(bridge chords)
And if I had my own way
I don't know what I'd do
Id probably wish it was you


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on February 10, 2007, 10:28:01 AM

Any of the following on guitar:
Poptunes
Joy Without Pleasure
Wild West Virginia
I'm the Phantom of my own Opera


Poptunes


Sometimes he plays an Ab minor chord instead of Ab major. I hear Ab minor on the first two verses and Ab major on the last two.

Eb Bb7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Eb Bb7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Cm Ab(m) Eb Bb7 (free time)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |

Eb
Monkey middle with a fiddle
Bb7
And a real tight ragtime band
Eb
Calls and plays of fame and fortune
Bb7
Heard so loud across the land
Cm Ab(m)
And those little people buy those records
Eb Bb7
Sit lonely in their homes

With funny faces falling into the great unknown

They got little polka-dot undies
And you know they have their fun
They got matching ties and curtains
And they get their washing done
But come evening comes that feeling
When they lay their burden down
When they put that record on

The house is jumping with excitement
Everyones acting out of character
But everything goes back to normal
A half an hour later
And everyone acts like nothing happened
As that record goes back in the sleeve
Thats one house guest thatll never leave

Monkey middle with a fiddle
And a real tight ragtime band
Calls and plays of fame and fortune
Heard so loud across the land
And those little people buy those records
Sit lonely in their homes
With funny faces falling into the great unknown


Eb isn't the friendliest guitar key. Here's a version in D that's much easier.

D A7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
D A7
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
Bm G(m) D A7 (free time)
| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |





Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: MuchPerplexed on February 19, 2007, 05:43:30 PM
Man, you absolutely ROCK!

One last request... Happy Talk (off of Its Spooky)

Thanks so very much for all the tabs/chords!!!


Title: Walking The Cow Tab
Post by: zack26 on February 21, 2007, 07:52:58 AM
Walking the Cow

This is the long-winded overly-anal version - but I feel it's a song worth getting right. I have a couple of different guitar versions I'll be posting in the near future. This one attempts to get as close to the original as possible. Email me with any questions about this one.

This songs sounds in C# on Hi, HowAreYou but Im 99.9% certain he played it in C and its just another one of those tape speed things. On Frankenstein Love he plays it in C as well.

Piano Chords (I tried to get a close to DJs voicings as possible)
LH = left hand; RH = right hand; notes in chords are listed low to high

C   LH: c/g; RH: c/e/g
C6   LH: c/a; RH: c/e/a
F   LH: f/c; RH: f/a/c
F6   LH: f/d; RH: f/a/d
FM7   LH: f/c; RH: f/a/c/e
Dm   LH: d/a; RH: d/f/a
Dm7   LH: d/a; RH: d/f/a/c
Am   LH: a; RH: c/e/a
Em   LH: e; RH: b/e/g
G   LH: g/d; RH: g/b/d

Most all chords are played in eighth notes.

The lucky stars rhythm is played by breaking up the three note chords in the right hand into 1 lower note and two upper notes. For instance, the C6 chord on the word eyes has c/e/a in the right hand. Instead of just playing those three notes together, break up the chord into c (thumb) and e/a. The C chord would be divided in the same way: c and e/g. The organ lick goes

| 1 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 2 + 3 + 4 + |
RH: e/a c e/a c e/a c e/g c e/g c e/g c
LH: c/a-------------------------- c/g-------------------------------

etc.


Walking The Cow

| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | repeat
C C6


C C6
Try to remember
C C6
But my feelings cant know for sure
F F6
I try to reach out
C6 C
But its gone

FM7 C6 C C6 C
Lucky stars in your eyes


1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
RH: f/a/e----------- f/a/d-------- f/a/c--------f/a/b--------
LH: f/c--------------f/d---------- f/c----------f/b--------
I am walking the cow

C6 C C6 C

Dm Dm7 Am Em
I really dont know how I came here
Dm Am7 Em
I really dont know why Im staying here
Dm7
Oh oh oh oh oh
G (into solo)
I am walking the cow

Solo

| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
RH: g e g e g e g a g a g a g e g e g e g e g a g a g a g a
LH: c/g----------- c/a-----------c/g--------------c/a-------------

| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
RH: f a c a e f g f c a g e
LH: f/c-------------f/d------------f/e--------------f/f--------------

| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
RH: g e g e g e g g a g a g a g a g e g e g e g e g a g a g a g a
LH: c/g-------------c/a------------c/g------------c/a-------------

| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
RH: c c a g f g a e f g f c
LH: f/c--------------f/d------------f/e------------ f/f--------------

| 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
RH: g e g e g e g e g a g a g a g a g e g e g e g e g a g a g a g a
LH: c/g-------------c/a----------- c/g--------- c/a-------------

C C6 C C6

C C6
Try to point my finger
C C6
But the wind is blowing me around
F F6
In circles
C6 C
Circles

FM7 C6 C C6 C
Lucky stars in your eyes

1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 |
RH: f/a/e----------- f/a/d-------- f/a/c--------f/a/b--------
LH: f/c-------------- f/d---------- f/c----------f/b--------
I am walking the cow

C6 C C6 C

Dm Am Em
I really dont know what I have to fear
Dm Am Em
I really dont know why I have to care
Dm Dm7
Oh oh oh oh oh
G C C6 C C6 C C6
I am walking the cow

FM7 C6 FM7 C6 FM7 C6
Lucky stars


FM7 C6 (melody on last chord: c-b-g-e-f-g)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: doriangray on March 05, 2007, 02:11:27 AM
You're my hero, Zack.  Thanks again.
-D


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: robhagle on April 29, 2007, 01:53:51 PM
What about Tears Stupid Tears

I am a Baby (In My Universe) would be good, I don't play piano though and it seems tricky to do on guitar, maybe I'm just not getting it.  oh well thanks


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: smokedog2093 on May 06, 2007, 11:58:50 PM
I have been looking all over for the chords of Don't Play Cards With Satan.  Does anyone know them?  I really want to play this one. 


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on May 07, 2007, 06:13:14 AM
What about Tears Stupid Tears


Tears Stupid Tears
from 1990

G   C   G     G   C   G
C              G   C   G
D    C7   G   C   G   

G               C           G
Time is a matter of fact
           G                  C            G
And its gone and itll never come back
       C                               G     C     G
And mine, its wasted all the time
  D                                     C     C7
Tears stupid tears bring me down

G   C   G     G   C   G

         G           C    G
I got lucky by coincidence
         G        C        G
But I got my feelings bent
           C                           G    C   G
And my head looking at the ground
  D                                   C    C7
Tears stupid tears bring me down

G  C  G    G  C  G

 Am                Em                            G          C   G
How could you know thats where the wind blows
Am           Em                          G            C   G
Out to the wind, thats where my love goes
          G                 C    G
And it brings me down
           C                G    C   G
Tie my brain into a knot
         D                                    C    C7
Those tears stupid tears bring me down

G  C  G    G  C  G

   G              C        G
I know that I have a friend
     G                C        G
He stays with me all day long
     C                              G  C   G
He knows, and I walk in his shell
       D
I was born in the body
And right from the start
          C                  C7
Those tears stupid tears
                          G   C  G
Been tearing us apart

 Am                Em                            G          C   G
How could you know thats where the wind blows
Am           Em                          G            C   G
Out to the wind, thats where my love goes
          G                 C    G
And it brings me down
           C                G    C   G
Tie my brain into a knot
         D                                    C    C7
Those tears stupid tears bring me down

G   C  G   G  C  G     D         G


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: robhagle on May 07, 2007, 11:19:29 PM
thanks a lot man, i really appreciate it


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on May 10, 2007, 05:59:31 AM

I am a Baby (In My Universe) would be good, I don't play piano though and it seems tricky to do on guitar, maybe I'm just not getting it.  oh well thanks

This sounds like the same out of tune guitar used on Sorry Entertainer.  There are a couple of strings tuned to nearly the same pitch.  I came up with two tabs: 

The first one is in the key of the recording, which is bit fast (then again the guitar is completely detuned...). 

The second one is transposed down a half step and allows you to use the open string as the drone note.  Much easier in general.

Hopefully all of this stuff lines up - it looked good on my computer.

I Am a Baby in My Universe
from Hi, How Are You?

e |--------------------------|
b |-7--7--6--6--9--9--8--8--|
g |--------------------------|
d |-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|
a |--------------------------|
E |--------------------------|

I am a baby in my universe
Ill live forever
I am a baby in my universe
Ill live forever

e |----------------------------------------------------|
b |--9--9--9--9--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--|
g |--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--|
d |----------------------------------------------------|
a |----------------------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|

(repeat. Second time repeat the last chord on forever)

Oooo, Im only 22
Ill live forever
Oooo, Im only 22
Ill live forever
Forever

I am a baby in my universe
I am a baby in my universe
Ill live forever

Oooo, Im only 22
Ill live forever
Oooo, Im only 22
Ill live forever
Forever, forever

Ooo, ooo, ooo



Transposed version

e |--------------------------|
b |-6--6--5--5--8--8--7--7--|
g |-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
d |--------------------------|
a |--------------------------|
E |--------------------------|

e |----------------------------------------------------|
b |--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--5--5--5--5--|
g |--6--6--6--6--5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--3--3--3--3--|
d |----------------------------------------------------|
a |----------------------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------|


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: allseeingi on May 18, 2007, 02:27:56 PM
Could you tab Mean Girls Give Pleasure?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: MemeSlider on June 01, 2007, 10:58:51 PM
Anyone have the chords to "Unpack Your Adjectives"?

Thank you!  :-D


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Palamabron on June 20, 2007, 08:41:08 AM
Hi all. New Here.

i'm learning to play the autoharp, and as i was doing a exercise in my instruction book, i realised i was doing the chord progression to "Peek-A-Boo."

F              Dmin
When I'm down, really down,
Bb               C7
Nothin' matters. Nothin' does.

This is one of my favorite Daniel Johnston songs, so i was hoping some folks more musical than myself could help me figure out the rest of the chords. The refrain "Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself" is different from that progression, as is the bridge:

I'm just saying how I feel.
Maybe you could try to understand.
I'm a man who needs you.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Don't worry about whether they're autoharp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoharp) chords; if they're not they'll at least point me in the right direction.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on June 20, 2007, 09:13:18 AM
Peek-a-boo

Intro (and after every chorus):  G    Emin

G                   Emin
When Im down, really down
C                      D          D7
Nothing matters, nothing does
G                     Emin
I close my eyes and go to sleep
C                    D              D7
But I cant sleep, I cant sleep

G                   C          G
Please hear my cry for help
                    D          G
And save me from myself

Junior high, I lost my mind
I dont know why, its a terrible thing
Since that day its been a struggle
Trying to make sense out of scrambled eggs

Please hear my cry for help
And save me from myself

I painted a bar and I never got paid
In a town where everyone was unemployed
I was locked in on Easter Day
All I had to eat was a piece of bread
When I got home my mother said,
Youre a lazy bum and thats how come
You suffer like that, and youll starve
All your life, all your life
Spoken just like it was a curse
But it didnt really sound so bad
I like to make things up
Its the healthiest thing that I do
But Im tired from being kidnapped
By a dark wolf that would do me in

Please hear my cry for help
And save me from myself

C            D                G
Im just saying how I feel
C          D           G          C
Maybe you could try to understand
         G             C      G
Im a man who needs you

(G   Emin  like intro)

When Im down, really down
Nothing matters, nothing does
I close my eyes and go to sleep
But I cant sleep, I cant sleep
You can listen to these songs
Have a good time and walk away
But for me its not that easy
I have to live these songs forever

Please hear my cry for help
And save me from myself


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on June 20, 2007, 09:51:26 AM
Anyone have the chords to "Unpack Your Adjectives"?

Thank you!  :-D

Unpack Your Adjectives

Eb                     Ab                  Bb
Got home from camping last spring.
Eb                 Ab              Bb
Saw people, places and things.
Eb               Ab
We barely had arrived,
Db                     Gb
Friends asked us to describe
B                                                    Bb
The people, places and every last thing.

                                          Eb     Ab   Bb
So we unpacked our adjectives.

I unpacked "frustrating" first.
Reached in and found the word "worst".
Then I picked "soggy" and
Next I picked "foggy" and
Then I was ready to tell them my tale.

'Cause I'd unpacked my adjectives.

Bb  A  Ab   G

F#7      G7  (four times)
Adjectives are words you use to really describe things,
Handy words to carry around.
Ab7     A7 (four times)
Days are sunny or they're rainy
Boys are dumb or else they're brainy
Adjectives can show you which way.
Bb7   B7  (four times)
Adjectives are often used to help us compare things,
To say how thin, how fat, how short, how tall.
C7   Db7  (four times)
Girls who are tall can get taller,
Boys who are small can get smaller,
Till one is the tallest
And the other's the smallest of all.

We hiked along without care.
Then we ran into a bear.
He was a hairy bear,
He was a scary bear,
We beat a hasty retreat from his lair.

And described him with adjectives.

[spoken]That was one big, ugly bear!

[spoken] You can even make adjectives out of the other parts of speech, like verbs or nouns. All you have to do is tack on an ending like "-ic" or "-ish" or "-ary". For example, this girl can grow up to be a beautiful woman but still have a girlish face. "Girl" is a noun, but the ending "-ish" makes it an adjective - girlish. That describes the beautiful woman's face, get it?

Next time you go on a trip,
Remember this little tip:
The minute you get back,
They'll ask you this and that,
You can describe people, places and things...

Simply unpack your adjectives.
You can do it with adjectives.
Tell them 'bout it with adjectives.
You can shout it with adjectives.



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: MemeSlider on June 23, 2007, 03:47:03 PM
Zack,

Thank you!   :-D


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Beef Crisps on June 28, 2007, 01:54:06 PM
The lyrics to 'Nothing' and the chords, so I can maybe learn it on piano?
It's fast becomig my favourite song of Daniel's, it's an extremely layered piece.

Cheers.


Title: Re: "Nothing"
Post by: zack26 on July 01, 2007, 06:36:46 AM
The lyrics to 'Nothing' and the chords, so I can maybe learn it on piano?


I'm not sure I got all of the lyrics right... feel free to submit any corrections

Nothing
from Why Me?

G                                D
Not that you want to be out of curiosity
Em                             C
Just a corsage of the world
G                           Am
I was in love with a girl
C                                  D            D7
I would the violence foresee

(G  D  Em  C  G  Am  C  D  D7 is the same for every verse)

All that it ought to be
Blessed by generosity
Sure do put your heart in a whirl
Stop to pick up a dollar bill
As the blood drips at the mill

Have you got fried chicken?
You ate it up so fast
Layed down his life just for you
Now you have nothing to do
Just a television tube

Though for goodness sake
And the love you make
Skipping stones at the lake
Youve got a half-baked idea
To think wed be so glad to see ya

Lost in your lonely room
How they grow up and bloom
Young girls in the magazine
How they took part in your doom
Babies step out of the womb

Hunger and lust for life
She was like any housewife
Darning the socks with concern
Glad you ever were born
Just to get up in the morn

Though all the while you were
Surrounded by amateurs
Crazier than love shows insane
Thinking your hope was refrained
And the emotional pain

Nothing to do but cry
As you dry your eyes
Watching the soap opera die
Longing for the freedom of success
When were all just a temporary guest

Living in such a mess
Ill bring you back again
Just like you used to have been
How could really win
Punching your existence to sin

Well drive in the twilight
You think will make it right
Theres nothing left but nothing
But an empty song
Why did it have to go wrong?

How it all works out
Something about it so
Thinking that love is a crime
You were a friend of mine
Standing there at missed time

Youre gonna make it Joe
Love is sure to follow
Happy to be that way
Tomorrow is a brand new day
What do you have to say?

Nothing


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Beef Crisps on July 16, 2007, 11:49:00 AM
Top stuff mate, although I always heard this lyric:

Lay down a slice just for you

as

Layed down it's life just for you

Cheers!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Henry Long on July 17, 2007, 09:03:57 AM
"Layed down his life just for you."

(the chicken, that is...)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on July 28, 2007, 03:15:35 PM
Ah ha... "layed down his life just for you"... much better.  Thanks!  I went back and modified it.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on July 30, 2007, 03:49:37 PM
Wow this thread has gotten huge!

Zack, how about true grief or come back (from it's spooky).

I love Come Back, and it seems simple enough, but everything on that album is so out of tune.





Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 01, 2007, 07:52:20 AM
Wow this thread has gotten huge!

Zack, how about true grief or come back  (from it's spooky).

I love Come Back, and it seems simple enough, but everything on that album is so out of tune.


Come Back
from It's Spooky

The guitar on Come Back is tuned down roughly a whole step (D-G-C-F-A-D) and is then played using these chords.

C   X-3-2-0-1-0   (sounds as Bb)
F/A   X-0-3-2-1-1   (sounds as Eb/G)
A   X-0-2-2-X-X  (sounds as G)

These are the chords I put in the tab.  If you dont want to retune you can play it with a capo on the 3rd fret using these chords instead (fret numbers are counted from the capo).  It will sound pretty much the same.

G   3-2-0-0-0-X    (sounds as Bb)
C/E   0-3-2-0-1-0   (sounds as Eb/G)
E   0-2-2-X-X-X  (sounds as G)



Come Back

C
I took a wrong turn of events
                F/A                             C
I made a wrong fork at the situation
               C
I took a wrong turn of events
                 F/A
I made a wrong fork at the situation

C
Ive been talking to you in your absence
                  F/A
And Ive fabricated quite a turn of events
  C
I always knew it would come to this
   F/A
I always knew it would come to this

A
Come back, come back into his hands
His every wish is your command
Come back, come back into Satans arms
I wont shield you from the evil
And I love all your songs

(as before  C   F/A   C   F/A)
Ive been talking to you in my absence
And your narrow path has made sense of it all
I always knew it would come to this
I always knew it would come to this

A
I make up what I believe
I dont believe what you believe
Come back, come back to Austin, Texas
Satan wants you and he loves all your songs

(as before   C    F/A   C   F/A)
You reach through 200 miles of your own music noise
So dear and so quiet
Like bells across water
Like lying in the darkness

A
Come back, come back into his hands
His every wish is your command
Come back, come back into Satans arms
I cant shield you from evil
But I love all your songs

Oh Danny Boy, the old serpents calling



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 01, 2007, 10:09:49 AM

how about true grief


True Grief

Daniel usually throws in bass note runs connecting the chords in the verses:

C   (bass:  C-C-D-D#)   E7   (bass:  E-E-D-C)   Am      D7  (bass:  D-Db)

C                 E7
Once upon a stage
Am                   D7
An evening of praise
C                                  E7
the public has come to see
Am               D7
the saddest singer

C     F    C     F

(continue C   E7  Am  D7 progression)
And he's playing, playing the song
and it's a classic
and his fingers, fingers are bleeding
and his heart is aching out loud

C                                                 F                                   C           F
And the people are clapping and clapping and clapping and clapping
            C                               F                            C          F
and the song he is playing just goes on and on and on
(continue  C    F   C    F)
and it seems like it will never stop
then everybody gets up and does a hop - yeah

C      F7     C     F7  (solo around notes C-Eb-F)

(verse:   C   E7   Am   D7)
Then the entertainer
chained to the piano
gives a nervous grin
to the massive crowd

             C                            F               C                 F
He says here's one about the day I really broke my heart
(continue C   F   C   F)
and he sheds a tear, the audience applauds
everyone shouting - he's so sincere
I can't believe he's here

C                           E7
Then he does his famous
Am            D7   (bass:  D-C-B-A)
song of sorrow
               C           F       C      F
and his melody of pain
             D         Daug
and he bows
               G              Gaug
and the curtain falls

                C             E7
And the white in his eyes
                     Am               D
is reflecting light from the ceiling
           C        E7
as he prays alone
               Am              D
a silent prayer to his lover
                 C
whom he lost
                E7
whom he sings about
                Am                      D
whom he thinks about all the time
       Am               E
he sits for a little bit
         Am                           D    Daug       G
and then he writes another hit  -  ohhhh     

C    F7    C     F7  (solo to end)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on August 03, 2007, 05:44:44 PM
Holy crap! Thanks man.

You know, you should start a website with all these tabs and let people upload their own to fill out the rest of daniel's catalogue. It would be like ween's Awsome Sound site. http://www.toddhorton.net/ween/

How about Chords of Fame?


Thanks for being the ultimate online resource for DJ tabs.




Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 05, 2007, 12:30:14 PM
One of my favorites by Phil Ochs from his "Greatest Hits" LP (not really a greatest hits - just Ochs poking fun at his own lack of popularity, record sales, and of course, hits).   The cover has Ochs in an Elvis gold lame suit - the back reads "50 Phil Ochs Fans Can't Be Wrong!"  I'm currently obsessed with his music.  If you haven't listened to  him he's definitely worth checking out - especially "Pleasures from the Harbor", "Tape From California", "Rehearsals for Retirement", and "Greatest Hits"

Jad and Daniel changed the chord progression and also a few lyrics (as expected).  I threw the chords to the original Phil Ochs version just for fun)

The wiki site is good.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Ochs

Chords of Fame
(Phil Ochs)
(Act Naturally by Morrison/Russell)

(Capo 3rd fret)
G    C    G
G
I found him by the stage last night
               C                          G
He was breathing his last breath
A needle full of heroin
        C                      D
was all that he had left
         G           
I can see that you make music
                    C               D
Cause you carry your guitar
         G
But God help the troubadour
        Em
Who tries to be a star

G                  C            G
So play the chords of love my friends
G                C          G
Play the chords of fame
G                             C
But if you want to keep your songs
G          C          D
Dont, dont, dont
              G           C           G
Dont play the chords of fame

(verse chords)
Ive seen my share of hustlers
As they try to take the world
When they find their melody
Theyre surrounded by the girls
But it all fades so quickly
Like a sunny summer day
Reporters ask you questions
They write down what you say

(chorus chords)
So play the chords of love my friends
Play the chords of fame
But if you want to keep your songs
Dont, dont, dont
Dont play the chords of fame

(verse chords)
Theyll rob you of your innocence
Theyll put you up for sale
The more that you will find success
The more that you will fail
Ive been around, Ive had my share
And I really cant complain
But I wonder who I left behind
The other side of fame

(chorus chords)
So play the chords of love my friends
Play the chords of fame
But if you want to keep your songs
Dont, dont, dont
Dont play the chords of fame

G                                            C
Theyre gonna put me in the movies
G                                                    D
Theyre gonna make a big star out of me
G                                               C
Ill play the part and I wont rehearsing
G                                D               G   C   G   C   G   C  Em
Cause all I gotta do is act naturally


Chords of Fame
Original version by Phil Ochs


E                   
I found him by the stage last night
               D                  A
He was breathing his last breath
E
A bottle of wine and a cigarette
D              A
Was all that he had left
A
I can see you make the music
D                 E
cause you carry a guitar
A
God help the troubadour
       F#m                   G    
Who tries to be a star

      A              G            A
So play the chords of love, my friend
 A            G            A
Play the chords of pain
A                     D              A
If you want to keep your song,
A                   E
Dont, dont, dont
           A             G           A
Dont play the chords of fame



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on August 05, 2007, 10:16:02 PM
Thanks again. I didn't even know that was a cover.

All I know about Phil Ochs is that on the day he and Marvin Gay got married, the trees all waved their giant arms and happiness bled from every street corner and biplanes bombed with fluffy pillows.

Actually that's just a song by They Might Be Giants.....but its the only other time I've heard his name.


I would request another song, but I feel guilty - like I should be paying you or something.






Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: cheddarcat on August 07, 2007, 01:44:47 PM
wow thanks for all the sharing!

How about "An Idiot's End"?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: yves25 on August 07, 2007, 03:46:31 PM
hi there

I saw some sparklehorse tabs in this thread, and I was wondering whether someone ever figured out the picking in the song 'saint mary'..  been looking for that for ages now..

and since I'm asking, anybody ever figured out how to play tom waits's bronx lullaby (smugglers waltz)?

cheers


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 09, 2007, 09:03:32 AM
wow thanks for all the sharing!

How about "An Idiot's End"?


I copied and pasted the lyrics from the RU websie.  I found an error or two, but I didn't check very thorooughly.  Please post any other corrections.

Bass notes are in parentheses.

An Idiots End

Am                                      Am  (G)  F
I don't have to say a thing
F                                                F  (E)  Dm
she knows exactly what I want
Dm           
and anytime I feel like this
               Em                               (E  G)  Am
what we have goes out for lunch
Am                                                  Am (G)  F
she looks at me like a gun cocked
F                                               F  (E)  Dm
and I'm afraid to turn my back
       Em                 Am
for fear of being locked

         Em
she leans forward for me to see
              Am
that the lights of her majesty
           Em
she's tempting me with a razorblade
      Am   
but time is money at a penny arcade
                    Em                    F
and there's monkeys in the shadows
                   Em                                   F
and the birds that are afraid of being late
           Em                          F
the court jester holds up a light bulb and says
                                            Am
all that is made is made to decay

      C                    F
to know her is to love her
             G                      C             C/B
and I love her, but I don't know her
     C                     F
to know her is to love her
         G                            C            C/B
and I love her, but I don't know her
 
Verse chords Am    Am (G) F        F   (E)   Dm    Em   (E  G)  Am
I feel for a place to sit
things always go on this way
I'm lost for a little bit
'til I come up with something to say
then I'll go on and on
about rat skulls in her lawn
I'm not specifically gonna mention names
her and I know were just a shame

Em
she knows I'm here
             Am
and she readily rebukes her sister
           Em
she treats me with a sudden respect
Am
suddenly she calls me mister
        Em       F         Em     F
but just as soon, I soon forget
              Em               F             Em      F
and start poking around in the trash
 Em              F         Em       F
talking myself into outer space
      Em                                          Am
and watching the reactions on her face
 

Chorus chords:  C    F    G   C   C/B

to know her is to love her
and I love her, but I don't know her
to know her is to love her
and I love her, but I don't know her
 
Verse chords Am    Am (G) F        F   (E)   Dm    Em   (E  G)  Am

the picture of her sitting there
being her on that chair
I can only say as much as I please
but not as much as I dare
where is the little girl who fell in love with me
the girl who fell in love with a satellite
that little girl has moved out now
but the satellite still comes around
most every other night

Instrumental :   Em   Am   Em  F   Em  F  (repeat Em   F faster and faster)   

Verse chords Am    Am (G) F        F   (E)   Dm    Em   (E  G)  Am

I think my interest bleeds a heart
of a dead dog
lying in her yard
I could catch her standing naked
I could catch her cold
I could catch her breath and bottle it
but I could never catch her off guard

      Em
and I go there nowadays
              Am
it's like visiting a sinking ship
  Em
and I'm a man overboard
                   Am                            Em  F
and she won't throw me a lifeline
Em               F               Em            Am
symbolically represented by her lips
 

Chorus chords:  C    F    G   C   C/B

yes, to know her is to love her
and I love her, but I don't know her
to know her is to love her
and I love her, but I don't know her
            Am
no no no no
 


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on August 09, 2007, 05:09:58 PM
What a great song. I didn't read over the whole thing, but I think I noticed some of those wrong lyrics you're talking about.....


Isn't it "a virgin afraid of being laid", as opposed to "birds that are afraid of being late?"

Or is that just my mind being in the gutter?





Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on August 25, 2007, 02:43:50 AM
So, to save this thread from the bottom of the page - I'd like to request What I've Seen from It's Spooky.

It's pretty much the best song ever.

Thanks.




Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 29, 2007, 06:49:11 AM
So, to save this thread from the bottom of the page - I'd like to request What I've Seen from It's Spooky.

It's pretty much the best song ever.

Thanks.



What Ive Seen

I only hear the top 4 strings being strummed on this tune.  The ooooh part is just a D chord moving down one fret at a time starting from the 5th fret.

D   X-X-0-2-3-2
G   X-X-0-0-0-3
G7   X-X-0-0-0-1
F/D   X-X-0-5-6-5
E/D   X-X-0-4-5-4
Eb/D   X-X-0-3-4-3

What Ive Seen

Opening: pick through this progression:  D    D    G    G7
using this string pattern: 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 2nd


D
The birds that fly
Way up high in the sky
                    G      G7
They know why
                       D
And what I mean
My minds captive I cant forget you
               G     G7
I cant forget
what Ive seen

F/D                         E/D
Oooooh, ooh, ooh, oooooh
Eb/D                       D
Oooooh, ooh, ooh, oooooh
(repeat)

      D
Im on the run like a bullet from a gun
                 G            G7         
I cant remember
                  D
where Im from
Ive become this dumb
Because I had to make myself numb
                 G         G7
If I ever wanted
to get anything done

F/D                         E/D
Oooooh, ooh, ooh, oooooh
Eb/D                       D
Oooooh, ooh, ooh, oooooh
(repeat)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 29, 2007, 09:15:36 AM


Also, if you have any time, the song "Just like a Widow".

Thanks, I couldn't figure the chords out..


Just Like A Widow

Another victim of screwy tape speed the recording is in the key of Ab, but he most likely played it in G.  Im posting chords in both keys.

Heres the left hand bass part on the piano (verses).  g-d means play g and d together:

                     1     +      2    +    3     +    4      +  |   1     +      2     +     3     +    4      +
RH (Chords)     G                                                |   D
LH (Notes)     g-d  g-d  g-e  g-e  g-f  g-f  g-e  g-e  |  d-a  d-a  d-b  d-b  d-c  d-c  d-b  d-b

                     1    +    2     +     3    +    4     +   |   1     +      2     +     3     +    4      +
RH (Chords)     F                                              |   C
LH (Notes)     f-c  f-c  f-b  f-b  f-a  f-a  f-b  f-b    |  c-g  c-g  c-a  c-a  c-b  c-b  c-a  c-a



Just Like A Widow  (in G as originally played)

G/F (G chord in right hand, left hand bass note F)
G    D    F     C  (see above)

G                            D
He's got tracks down his face
F                  C
Where his tears dropped
G                     D
Got a stain on his shirt
F                    C
Where his heart bleeds

C                       D
Just like hes a widow
Em                          C
His poor heart has died
C                          D
His mind is like jello
             Em           C     
In the ghetto of love

C   C     G  C C    G C C    G C C    G/F   G/F   

G    D    F     C  (see above)

G       D
Itll work out
F                    C
Everything does
G                         D
But if it doesnt work out
F                  C
Its only because

(same as before)
Just like hes a widow
His poor heart has died
His mind is like jello
In the ghetto of love
 

Just Like A Widow (in Ab as sound on recording)

Ab/Gb (Ab chord in right hand, left hand bass note Gb)
Ab    Ed    Gb     Db 

Ab                            Eb
He's got tracks down his face
Gb                  Db
Where his tears dropped
Ab                     Eb
Got a stain on his shirt
Gb                    Db
Where his heart bleeds

Db                       Eb
Just like hes a widow
Fm                          Db
His poor heart has died
Db                          Eb
His mind is like jello
             Fm           Db     
In the ghetto of love

Db   Db      Ab  Db Db    Ab  Db Db    Ab  Db Db    Ab/Gb   

Ab    Eb    Gb     Db 

Ab       Eb
Itll work out
Gb                    Db
Everything does
Ab                         Eb
But if it doesnt work out
Gb                  Db
Its only because

(same as before)
Just like hes a widow
His poor heart has died
His mind is like jello
In the ghetto of love



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on August 29, 2007, 04:19:29 PM
Hi Zack! You rule, obviously.



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on August 31, 2007, 07:25:03 AM
Can I request the song "Fighting with Myself"?



As always... the recording speed is off.  Daniel played it in C, but the recording is  in C#.  I'm posting chords in C.

I had a couple of places where I wasn't sure about lyrics - I put them in brackets.   Please post any corrections...

Fighting With Myself

C                    G7
I was shadow boxing
C                                    E
And my shadow punched back
A                 Dm
Can you imagine
B       Em       Dm  G7
My surprise

C                    G7
Then I got to thinking
C                                         E
If theres something I dont know
A                           Dm
Something inside of me
B                         Em     Dm   G7
That Im trying to hide

C                      G7
Fighting with myself
                   C
I may never win
                      G7
But Ill never stop
                     E
When did I begin?
                F              C            G7
Till I can rest [these feet]

Verse chords:  C     G7     C     E     A     Dm     B     Em     Dm G7
I looked in the mirror
And I wasnt there
[Then I was] I wondering where
I could be now

So I sat in a chair
And tried to relax
But I really
Dont know how

Chorus chords:  C    G7    C    G7    E    F    C   G7
Fighting with myself
I may never win
But Ill never stop
When did I begin?
Till I can rest [these feet]

Verse chords:  C     G7     C     E     A     Dm     B     Em     Dm G7
Sometimes I feel
Like I could get along
But it always ends
In tears

Sometimes I feel
Like I could be happy
But I always find
Something to fear
 


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on September 10, 2007, 01:30:33 AM
ZACK!! you are on a roll! Can you do "Death" from Why me? I't can't be that hard. It's the same through the whole song.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on September 10, 2007, 04:32:21 AM
Zach, you got the first line wrong with the lyrics.

He says, "He's got tracks down his face", not "Black tracks down his face".

What do you think he was wearing make-up or something? lol


Actually, that was exactly the image that came to mind.  Doesn't make any sense, I agree.

I fixed the lyrics - thanks!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on September 11, 2007, 06:44:25 AM
Can you do "Death" from Why me? I't can't be that hard. It's the same through the whole song.

I love this song.

Death
from Why Me? and Lucky Sperms: Somewhat Humorous

G   C   E
C   D   E
D   C   E
D   C   E

    G         C       E
I wanted to be free
                          C     D       E
But there was nothing left of me
                  D         C          E
I saw the emptiness in her eyes
                            D                     C         E
Though I had to leave, something inside told me
      E        C       A
It hurts to be alone
      E         C     A
It hurts to be alone
          Em        Am       C
You might as well just worry yourself
        D    E    A    D   A      E
to death
    D   E   A   D   A     E
death

(all verses and choruses the same as above)

I found that loneliness makes me ill
Till I thought I could reach out to some girl
Like the girlie on TV
Like a magazine that smiles at me
But it hurts to be alone
It hurts to be alone
You might just worry yourself
to death
death

Way out in the deep blue sea
The fish swim like a family
The big fish eat the little fish
Till the bigger fish eat the bigger fish
And it hurts to be alone
It hurts to be alone
You might just worry yourself
to death
death

I only wanted to be free
But the world was like a prison to me
When you all alone in the darkness you cant see
Maybe you can get the gist of me
Cause it hurts to be alone
It hurts to be alone
You might just worry yourself
to death
death

I was wondering what the afterlife was like
Somehow youll get your reward
Pillow for your head, whatever you want
Free refills of your great love soda
Cause it hurts to be alone
It hurts to be alone
You might just worry yourself
to death
death

Somewhere in the future I might not be there
I plan to live forever if I dare
I need to happy, I need your affection
I need the kisses Ive been missing
Cause it hurts to be alone
It hurts to be alone
You might just scare yourself
to death
death



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on September 12, 2007, 11:33:38 PM
thx your the best.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on September 21, 2007, 12:30:15 AM
Updated index of tabs in this thread:


(page 1)
Spirit World Rising
Mountain Top
My Life Is Starting Over Again
Syrup of Tears
Love Not Dead
Devil Town (Bright Eyes version)
Tuna Ketchup
Now
Laurie
Pothead

(page 2)
Almost Got Hit By A Truck
Adventures of God As A Young Boy
Premariatal Sex
Go
Speeding Motorcycle
Dairy Queen
Broken Dream

(page 3)
Funeral Home
Happy Time (Fun version)
Happy Time (Frankenstein Love version)
Do You Really Love Me (Tell Me Now)
Rock This Town
Try To Love
The Beatles
Lonely Song
Foolin'
Haunt
Squiggly Lines
Country Song
Mrs. Daniel Johnston
History Of Our Love
Rock Around the Christmas Tree
It's Impossible
Wishing You Well
Everlasting Love
Like A Monkey in a Zoo

(page 4)
POW
I Remember Painfully
True Love Will Find You in the End
Foxy Girl
Silly Love
Urge
Fish
Etiquette

(page 5)
It's Spooky
If I'd Only Known
Kicking The Dog
Some Things Last a Long Time (piano and guitar versions)
Mask
I'll Do Anything But Breakdance For You Darling

(page 6)
Sweet Heart
Cathy Cline
Blue Clouds
Scuttlebutt
Going Down
Lost Without a Dame
Harley Man
Evening Stars

(page 7)
Cold Hard World
I Had A Dream
Story of an Artist
My Yoke Is Heavy
Sorry Entertainer
Never Relaxed
Casper The Friendly Ghost
Hate Song
Aint No Woman Gonna Make a George Jones Outta Me

(page 8 )
A Little Bit Of Soap
Joy Without Pleasure
Wild West Virginia
Phantom of My Own Opera
Poptunes
Walking the Cow
Tears Stupid Tears

(page 9)
I Am a Baby in My Universe
Peek-a-boo
Unpack Your Adjectives
Nothing
Come Back
True Grief

(page 10)
Chords of Fame
An Idiots End
What Ive Seen
Just Like A Widow
Fighting With Myself
Death


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: hemightbetimmy on September 21, 2007, 01:45:44 AM
Also:

Do you guys know about tabwiki?

I just spent the last couple hours building the Daniel Johnston page using the tabs from this thread. I'm going alphabetically, and when I'm done with the songs in this thread I'll input the ones from the R/U site. I need to get some sleep, but I managed to make it through the "f" section:

http://www.tabwiki.com/index.php/Daniel_Johnston (http://www.tabwiki.com/index.php/Daniel_Johnston)

Feel free to pick up where I left off and add songs to the page. I'll be back on it tomorrow and will hopefully have it finished in a couple days.

When it's all done (which will be never, really, considering all the DJ songs that have yet to be tabbed) it will be a lot easier to find tabs than scouring this thread. I figure alphabetizing the songs is easiest for now, but at some point maybe someone will organize them by album.

Thanks again to zack! So far, all the ones on the wiki came from him.

Hooray and goodnight!




Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on September 22, 2007, 06:12:11 AM
Cool!  Thanks so much for doing this HMBT.  I'll post tabs in both places in the future.  I've got a bunch more tabs that i just haven't had the time to put up.  I'll try to get some of them up in the next few weeks.  I've been on a Lost Recordings kick lately... love those songs.



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Green Monkey on September 23, 2007, 05:24:51 AM
  can someone help me with the song "And I Love You So (And I Can't Let Go)
I think it's a new song. help me, pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaassseeeeeee


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: AnthonySBowman on October 01, 2007, 07:07:28 AM
Zack,
Thanks so much for this. There are so many songs I've always wanted to play already included in this thread. Do you think you can do "Never Get to Heaven" from More Songs of Pain?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: TheWildWind on October 07, 2007, 11:14:07 AM
 I would like a tab of Chord Organ Blues.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on October 19, 2007, 09:05:33 PM
Yay! I figured out my own song request. I think this is right but maybe your ear could double check mine, zack26!

Without Love (Why Me? Live in Berlin 1999)
=========
Intro

G D

Verse/Chorus

G D C G D

Love
You'll hate it if you have none
And your mommy and your daddy didn't give you none
And you allways on the run
Without Love

Love
You'll regret it if you forgot
And you'll be all tied up in knots
If you can't share and there's no one there

If you don't have love
And all your deepest fears
And sorrows through the years
And there will be no tears
No feelings for anyone

Without love
The mind is completely drained
Saddened by the falling rain
Stuck somewhere in time
And there's nothing there to find

Alone without love
Everyone's gone insane
Everything seems the same
As your life burns life a flame

Without love
You're hiding from each other
Not a word was spoken of it
And your sinking in the mud in the crud

Without love
You'll never know yourself
And there just ain't no help
In hell for the children of the damned

Love
Is the sweetest of refrains
It'll wash away your pain
And you'll be able to understand
It's the greatest power in the land

Love
Will light the way for you
And you'll know just what to do
As you follow through
To a better kind of way

If love could find you some how
You'd be living in the now
And if you thought you loved someone
Then love may come to you

Love
Could be with you all your life
And you just didn't realize
Til you open up your eyes
And see that love was there all along

Love
It never really ends
And love could be your friend
Remember that love is heaven sent
And love is for everyone
Amen


Title: The Monster Inside of Me Chords
Post by: zack26 on October 24, 2007, 07:21:01 PM
iLeah requested this one...
Love this song

The Monster Inside Of Me
From the Laurie 7


Daniel's chord voicings: (LH=left hand, RH= right hand, notes listed from low to high)
C6   LH:  C-A;  RH: C-E-A
F6   LH:  F-D;  RH: F-A-D
D   LH:  D-A;  RH:  D-F#-A
E   LH:  E-B;  RH:  E-G#-B
F   LH:  F-C;  RH:  F-A-C
Bb   LH:  Bb-F;  RH:  F-Bb-D
G   LH:  G-D;  RH:  G-B-D
G6   LH:  G-E;  RH:  G-B-E


Intro:  C6   F6   C6 (octave lower than first C6)

C6              F6              C6
Every time you look at me
C6                 F6             C6
You see the monster in my eye
C6               F6               C6
If you could only help me girl
C6           F6            C6
We could be in paradise
 
D
Be happy every after
E
And there would be no more tears
F
Eternal peace is what I'm after
Bb                                                G
Maybe, girl you could help me understand
                                C6     F6    C6
The monster inside of me
 

C6    F6   C6  (as before)

You know that I want you
You can see that I need you
But you hate the monster
Well, honey, I do, too.
 
D
I need your love to carry me
E
Out of the darkness of the pit
F
You know I feel just like ****
Bb                                         G
Maybe, girl, you could help me fight
                                C6     F6   C6
The monster inside of me
 

C6    F6   C6  (as before)

Maybe if someone had said to Vincent Van Gogh
"Keep punching, Joe!"
Maybe he'd be here today.
Maybe he'd be here today.
 
D
You inspire the strength within
E
And I can be conquerer
F
As my spirit rise above us
Bb                                               G
Maybe, girl, you could help me destroy
                                C6     F6   C6
The monster inside of me
 
F6               G6      C6
And we could be happy
And we could be happy
And we could be happy
And we could be happy

C6       F6         C6


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on October 25, 2007, 04:45:03 AM
Yay! I figured out my own song request. I think this is right but maybe your ear could double check mine, zack26!
The only difference I'm hearing is G instead of Em:    G  D  C  G  D

G
Love
                                      D
You'll hate it if you have none
                                                          C
And your mommy and your daddy didn't give you some
And you're always on the run
              G             D
Without Love


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on October 25, 2007, 09:17:19 AM
thx zack. ill fix it


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Brad D on January 16, 2008, 06:39:19 PM
does anyone have the chords to "don't play cards with satan"?  thanks in advance.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: joe on January 27, 2008, 06:29:31 PM
Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum. Have not been listening to Daniel for very long either, but I love his work.  Does anyone have the chords for "Living Life" as done by the Eels? Thanks.
Joe


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Brad D on February 16, 2008, 03:08:36 AM
i'd like to add chord organ blues to the request list..:)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: bennyboo00 on March 18, 2008, 05:28:22 PM
Hi, i've been trying to figure out the piano to my two favorite songs from 1990 forever now and have gotten nowhere, do you think you could do piano tabs for Held the Hand and Lord Give Me Hope. I'd love you forever!


Title: Held the Hand
Post by: zack26 on March 18, 2008, 07:05:12 PM
Hi, i've been trying to figure out the piano to my two favorite songs from 1990 forever now and have gotten nowhere, do you think you could do piano tabs for Held the Hand and Lord Give Me Hope. I'd love you forever!

Held The Hand

Daniel plays fifths in the left hand and root position chords in the right hand, except for the short C-F interlude between verses where he plays single notes in the bass.  Left hand bass notes are in parentheses. 

Heres the notes in his chord voicings listed from low to high in the left and right hand :
G:  left: g and d; right: g, b, d
Bm: left: b and f#; right: b, d, f#
Em: left: e and b; right: e, g, b
C: left: c and g; right: c, e, g
Am: left: a and e; right: a, c, e
F: left: f; right: c, f, a


Held The Hand

G    Bm   Em  (bass: e - d )
Oh my lord
C  Em    Am  (bass: a - b)
I am so bored
C              G    Bm  Em  (bass: e d)
Held the hand of Satan

C (bass: d - e)  F (bass: e - d) C  (bass: d - e) F (bass: e d)

(same chords each verse)
Oh Laura
What has happened to you?
Held the hand of the devil

I was on MTV
Everybody was looking at me
Held the hand of the devil

Ending chordsC  Bm  G  Am  Em  (repeat)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on March 18, 2008, 07:24:27 PM
Hi, i've been trying to figure out the piano to my two favorite songs from 1990 forever now and have gotten nowhere, do you think you could do piano tabs for Held the Hand and Lord Give Me Hope. I'd love you forever!

Lord Give Me Hope

Daniel plays single bass notes in the left hand and block chords in the right hand.
Chord voicings listed low to high, left hand and right hand:
C:  left: c;   right c, e, g
F: left: f;   right: c, f, a
Gm7: left: g;   right: Bb, d, f
C7: left: c;   right: e, g, Bb
F: left: f;   right: f, a, c  (this is the F on the word road, it is in a
                                          lower octave than the previous one)
Fm: left: f;   right: f, Ab, c
C: left: c;   right: e, g, c (this is the C on the word upon, also in a     
                                           lower octave than the first one)
Dm: left: d;   right: a, d, f
G7: left: g;   right: b, d, f

Loud piano interlude:
C: left: c,c (octaves);   right: e,g,c
F#m: left: f#;   right: f#, a, c#

Lord Give Me Hope

C       F          C
Lord give me hope
Gm7 C7  F       Fm     C
For the road I walk upon
      C       F       C
The road, it is long
Dm  G7  C
And   I   fear

Same chords every verse there are a lot of them.  I didnt post all of the words but they're easy to pick out.

Loud piano interlude: C      F#m   (3 times)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: bennyboo00 on March 18, 2008, 09:32:13 PM
THANK YOU


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: through the strip on March 30, 2008, 09:06:46 PM
Does anyone know the tab for Polka Dot Rag from The What of Whom? I really really want to play this song, it's my favorite by him, but I'm having trouble deciphering some of the chords. Any help is appreciated.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Robert Ronson on April 01, 2008, 08:25:02 AM
I really hope somebady can send the chords of "Don't let the sun go down .." from Yip Jump Music(1983)!

Thank you!!!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: billybob on April 01, 2008, 10:23:35 AM
here they are:
http://rejectedunknown.com/lyrics/Song/dontletthesungodown.htm


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Robert Ronson on April 01, 2008, 11:52:10 AM
Thank you very much...such a great song!!!!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: billybob on April 01, 2008, 01:14:21 PM
it is.  you should have heard the arrangement that we used for that song in the rock opera.    it was straight-up gospel...


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Robert Ronson on April 03, 2008, 09:26:19 AM
@billybob

do you mean this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGk0cwQT3tw

not bad(ok really good)....but Daniel is unique and unbeatable!!!!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: billybob on April 03, 2008, 10:26:34 AM
oh i agree completely.  daniel's versions are always better than the covers in my opinion.  but the songs deserve to be covered and need to be covered.  daniel will make a lot more money that way, and it spreads his music more widely.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Robert Ronson on April 05, 2008, 10:21:18 AM
@billybob

your'e right ...i really hope that somebody covers a DJ Song and it makes a Nr.1....and so DJ. will earn a lot of money!

I also play a lot of Daniels songs on guitar....it's really great..because i'm a beginner(playing guitar one year now) and most of Daniels Song have really easy chords..so i can play a lot of his song...such a fun!!!

Peace and True Love!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: through the strip on April 05, 2008, 01:06:59 PM
please please polka dot rag please please


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: K1r0ft on April 07, 2008, 02:57:27 PM
Hello this is what im hearing on the beginning for polka dot rag:

Bass:

AD A#...... / AD A#......   F..E..A,E,C,A,C,E

Treble:
A                           /A
C                           /C     
E                           /E
    D,C    A, A, A, A /   D,C A, A, A, A A/Ab..A
              D, D, D, D/         D, D, D,D C/B.C

This is the beginning. The treble part goes up one octave along the way somewhere in there. I really like this song too been kind of looking at it. Im kind of a beginner at the piano hope you can kind of get where im going with it. This takes you up to the chorus. Please forgive the punctuation marks as a sad attempt at measurements and articulations.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: K1r0ft on April 08, 2008, 09:35:08 PM
Chorus

Bass:

C         A           F          G


Treble:   

   C C      A A        F F       G G     THIS PART x4
   E E      C C        A A       B B 


Bass:                  C~~~~
C        A               F#~~~

Treble: 
 
    C C      A A       C~~~~
    E E      C C       F#~~~

This is very bare bones and just the basic notes; no note for note - thats for sure :^>


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: missy on April 10, 2008, 10:10:28 PM
Hi all! I have 2 l'il guys at home who want to perform "Casper the Friendly Ghost" from Yip/Jump for their 3rd grade talent show. One is singing and the other is playing the piano. We've got the singing part down, but using these chords isn't working out: http://www.azchords.com/d/danieljohnston-tabs-22913/casperthefriendlyghost-tabs-213554.html. It's hard to explain, but it just doesn't sound right.

From what I've read, maybe we're looking for another version than one we have. Does anyone know of another version? Could it be that we need it in another key? Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks, Missy :)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: K1r0ft on April 10, 2008, 11:01:24 PM
Missy -
 G                                          C
"Now hes casper the friendly ghost."

Maybe this will help - it looked like all the G to C progressions were missing an F chord in between

Try:
G                       F                  C
Now hes casper the friendly ghost.


Also the words from that link are a little different  - not by much though

Hope this helps. :wink:


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: K1r0ft on April 11, 2008, 12:05:19 AM
Just Like A Widow
(One of my absolute favorites -this is a really fun song on the piano)

(intro- 2X ringing [~] out)

Bass:
           G#~~~
           F#~~~
Treble:
           F#~~~
           D#~~~
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bass:
           G#~~~~~~~~~~~~| Eb~~~~~~~~~~~~| F#~~~~~~~~~~~~
           G#~~~~~~~~~~~~| Eb~~~~~~~~~~~~| F#~~~~~~~~~~~~

Treble:
           Eb Eb, F F,  F# F#, F F| Bb Bb, C C, C# C#, CC| Bb Bb, C C,Bb Bb,C C
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bass:
          C#~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
          C#~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
Treble:
           G# G#, Bb Bb, C C,BbBb|

Before the chorus the above progression will have a slight change in the treble part:

Bass:
          C#~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
          C#~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

Treble:
           G# G#, Gb Gb, F F, Gb, G#
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chorus
 
Bass:
          C#      C#       D#    D#        F              C#~~~~
          C#      C#       D#    D#        F              C#~~~~
Treble:
                F         F     G            G       C   C           C#C#, CC, B#B#
                G#      G#  A#          A#     D# D#
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bass:
          C#      C#       D#    D#        F                G#~~~~
          C#      C#       D#    D#        F                G#~~~~
Treble:
               F         F      G             G       C   C       C# C#, C#,  C# C#,C# C# C#
               G#      G#   A#           A#     D# D#    F    F,    D#,  F    F ,  D# F    F
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bass:
           G#~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
           F#~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Treble:
           F#~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
           D#~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: missy on April 11, 2008, 01:42:02 PM
K1r0ft, thank you soo much! We'll give it a try tonight! :-)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: K1r0ft on April 11, 2008, 09:37:20 PM
Missy, you are more than welcome.

This site holds a wealth of information. On this thread alone zack26 has posted more songs than I can keep up with the dude is a machine (LOL). In-fact if you want a better idea of the lyrics and chords, you can also search up at the top or go through the thread and find the info on just about any song youre looking for.

I think its great about the talent show. If they are putting forth the effort to perform this number im sure theyre going to knock the audiences socks off!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: through the strip on April 12, 2008, 04:24:18 PM
thank you btw for Polka Dot Rag, you have no idea how grateful I am!!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: K1r0ft on April 12, 2008, 06:52:43 PM
 :wink:


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Beef Crisps on April 13, 2008, 04:47:20 PM
Think someone might have already requested, but does anyone have "Living Life"? I guess it might be easiest to tab the Dead Dog's Eyeball version...


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: quantumdriven on May 18, 2008, 05:10:14 PM
Anyway you could map out "I Live My Broken Dreams" ?
Hate to bother you, but it wasn't on UltimateGuitar.Com
or anywhere else, darn it.

--Sonney


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: silver on August 29, 2008, 01:17:04 AM
Hey missy

I know it's months after your Casper request but I was playing it on the piano tonight and I think the part you are missing is the part in between verses.  It sounds good to me as pounding the single bass note on your left hand on 1,2,3 and 4 through the whole song. The part than goes dun-dun-dun-DUN.

Bass            Righthand(seperate notes on the 1)
C                C-E-G-C(higher octave)
F                 F-A-C-F(higher octave)
C                C-E-G-C(higher octave)
G                then pound 8 Gs then 8 G7s

Plus, this thread should always be bumped to the top!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: KatieIreland on September 27, 2008, 04:59:49 PM
Hey could anyone help me with the song 'Sublime Waltz'?.I've figured out the first high part but I can't figure out the lower part on the piano.And the lyrics too if possible.Its a really great song and I would love to learn how to play it all!! :-)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Murphy on December 02, 2008, 03:13:47 PM
Someone should try and figure out the chords for don't play cards with satan cosit isn't anywhere on the internet and it's such a great song and one of Daniels more famous ones.I will be  eternally thankful!!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Stress Records on January 31, 2009, 02:53:50 PM
Bump. I've never previously bumped a thread just for the sake of bumping but thought it was important that this one remained on the first page.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: golden arm on April 20, 2009, 10:28:59 AM
Can we please please please get " I killed the monster" !!!!!!
I would love to know the chords if anyone knows them cuz I want to sing this song as loud as I can on top of a mountain!!!!!!!
thanks alot!!!!!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Chloe on May 24, 2009, 11:10:05 PM
I would love toget "I  feel so high" chords. Could anyone help me?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: andylips on June 17, 2009, 06:23:28 PM
Mean Girls Give Pleasure!!

Please please please please please!

This would be awesome to play live!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: drewjoh on June 29, 2009, 11:14:48 AM
LeLouch: This is the official tab request thread for Daniel Johnston songs on the Daniel Johnston forum... you might be better off finding Zebrahead tabs in a Zebrahead forum.  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Lelouch on June 29, 2009, 01:07:59 PM
I merely misunderstood. I followed a random link for the tab to the song I wanted and it lead here. Seeing the words" Tab request thread" I didn't think anything else of it. My mistake.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: itsmynothing on June 30, 2009, 09:57:02 PM
Hi,

Here is "Mean Girls Give Pleasure" as requested by andylips:


Mean Girls Give Pleasure

Chords:
G  |320003|
G* |323003|
C  |X32010|
C* |X32310|
D  |XX0232|

Structure:
Intro/Verse
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
G G G*G G G G*G C C C*C C C C*C D D D D C C C C G G G*G G G G*G

Chorus
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D D D D C C C C G G G*G G G G*G

Chorus (ending)
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D - - - C - - - G - - - - - - - D D D D D D D D

Lyrics
Every time I think and I do get by
And I have all my friends and I do get high
But every time I can't deny
I'm already dead and I already died
You think that its soup and that its your friend
But its already gone and poop in the end
There's nowhere to go and no way to win
Then you start to fantasize again

Mean girls give pleasure
Its my greatest treasure
Mean girls give pleasure
Its my greatest treasure

You can't really live and you can't really send
And all of your dreams are probably pretend
And nothing makes sense and its over again
And you're already dead and you're dying for sin
Too blind to see and too weak to think
And the angel of death has taken you for a walk
Nothing to say but just small talk
And your head is in a block

Mean girls give pleasure
Its my greatest treasure
Mean girls give pleasure
Its my greatest treasure

You can't really love and you can't really hate
And all of your problems are probably fake
And she tastes just like ice cream and cake
Then you know its not too late
The more that you live the less you know for
And love could wash up on the shore
And it drives you to tears after all of these years
And being rich is better than being poor

Mean girls give pleasure
Its my greatest treasure
Mean girls give pleasure
Its my greatest treasure



**Note syntax and if a line starts with "and" varies slightly from performance to performance**



If anyone has/could work out the chords to "Mother Mom" I would be really grateful (I'm not very good at figuring out piano on guitar).

IMN


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: HowNovel on July 21, 2009, 04:21:23 PM
Please please please post I Live For Love. I have a chord organ I want to play it on.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Zell on July 24, 2009, 08:39:26 AM
Hey. Can someone tab "girls" that can be found on the CD "continued story. hi,  how are you" ? It's played together with Bill anderson i think. I really like the riff.
Thanks^^   :lol:


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Bathqueen on August 11, 2009, 06:50:26 AM
What ive seen -

Verse - D G G7
Bridge - F E Eb D


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: BenH1980 on August 18, 2009, 10:38:39 PM
Is there a good Worried Shoes chords/tab page out there?  There is one on rejected unknown but it doesn't seem to be quite right.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Bathqueen on August 31, 2009, 04:29:43 AM
Freedom:

G              C
i wanna win
A     D
....freedom..

E                A
I touch the shore
C               G   
how can i get there
(D)


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: NickRella on September 27, 2009, 09:22:30 AM
i'd like to say goodbye
it might be my favorite song of all time


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: andylips on October 03, 2009, 04:53:09 AM
Foxy Girl? please! off the Fun album.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on October 16, 2009, 12:39:10 AM
hey everyone. i've been having so much fun going through this thread and playing all the songs i know. the tabs are always so accurate and helpful.   i'm glad this thread is still alive and kicking. if i have any requests i'll let you know


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: notdaniel on October 16, 2009, 07:07:51 PM
Hey. Can someone tab "girls" that can be found on the CD "continued story. hi,  how are you" ? It's played together with Bill Anderson i think. I really like the riff.
Thanks^^   :lol:

I can't put it on your tab -- you have to pay cash!

Seriously, just FYI, the riff you mention may well have been played by Bill A. (most recently a member of the Meat Purveyors) but the band Texas Instruments as a whole also played on that track, which was one of the notorious demos produced by Kim Fowley (see Modern Lovers; Runaways, etc.). You probably noticed the rather prominent sample from The Runaways' "Cherry Bomb" repeated towards the end of the track!

As I recall, the guys in TI nearly strangeld Dan for insisting on that weird change at the "Hey, Elvis" part -- Bill A. can probably tell ya more about the track if he still pops in here these days...

   - notdan

(If someone can point me to a page that shows chords and their names, I can give you tabs for some songs me & Dan co-wrote. Otherwise, I have no idea what I'm playing half the time!)



Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on October 17, 2009, 02:01:30 AM
hey i thought of a request- I Know Caspar, off Artistic Vice. anyone know it?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on October 19, 2009, 03:29:48 AM
uh nevermind    i just realized how simple it is.. different request- The Sun Shines Down on Me, off Welcome to my world.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on October 23, 2009, 02:21:52 AM
my bad yet again- its at rejected unknown. how did i not see it


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: shloonktapooxis on November 01, 2009, 07:42:05 PM
Fake Records of Rock and Roll  :-D PLEASE??


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on November 02, 2009, 05:00:51 PM
Ok i'll give Fake Records of Rock 'n Roll a try. For the instrumental part do all barre chords and make them seventh chords if you want. it sounds good that way, but changing the C, C#, D to sevenths is kinda tricky, at least for me.


G
Get down boogie like never before
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
hold on tight and don't let go
C7                    D7
fake records of rock and roll
                                            C7
when the people walk into that record store
G
fake records of rock and roll

The people go shopping and they lay their money down
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
It sounds just like and the people dont know
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
                               C7
When they turn on that stereo
G
Fake records of rock and roll, look out!


Instrumental break: G, G#, A, Bb, B, Bb, A
                                 C, C#, D, D, C#, C, C, C#, D, D, C#, C, C, C#, D, G  




G
Got their money and they lay it down
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
Fork it over and they dig the sound
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
                                    C7                
They listen all day and they just dont know
G
Fake records of rock and roll, look out

(another instrumental break: see above)

C7                                                                G
Well it used to be youd hear the rock and roll plays
        C7                                                                     D
But the people nowadays just turn their heads and walk away
Am7         D    Am7          D    Am7
Since the day the music died
G
Well it sounds just like **** to me
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
The ruin of history
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
                          C7
Cant even get down and boogie
G
Fake records of rock and roll, look out

(back to the instrumental, but only the first part, not the part that goes C, C#, D)
(he always says "look out" here on the last A)

Look out

Look out

Look out

I guess that nowadays they just don't know



I'm not sure about the last chord, but it sounds kind of like a B.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on November 08, 2009, 02:30:37 AM
hey man, how about a little love for the tab? i spent like two hours on it.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: danmucherplexed on November 10, 2009, 08:16:25 PM
a little love, chords are spot on


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on November 12, 2009, 01:02:18 PM
thanks man


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: shloonktapooxis on November 29, 2009, 06:51:25 PM
Ok i'll give Fake Records of Rock 'n Roll a try. For the instrumental part do all barre chords and make them seventh chords if you want. it sounds good that way, but changing the C, C#, D to sevenths is kinda tricky, at least for me.


G
Get down boogie like never before
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
hold on tight and don't let go
C7                    D7
fake records of rock and roll
                                            C7
when the people walk into that record store
G
fake records of rock and roll

The people go shopping and they lay their money down
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
It sounds just like and the people dont know
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
                               C7
When they turn on that stereo
G
Fake records of rock and roll, look out!


Instrumental break: G, G#, A, Bb, B, Bb, A
                                 C, C#, D, D, C#, C, C, C#, D, D, C#, C, C, C#, D, G   




G
Got their money and they lay it down
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
Fork it over and they dig the sound
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
                                    C7               
They listen all day and they just dont know
G
Fake records of rock and roll, look out

(another instrumental break: see above)

C7                                                                G
Well it used to be youd hear the rock and roll plays
        C7                                                                     D
But the people nowadays just turn their heads and walk away
Am7         D    Am7          D    Am7
Since the day the music died
G
Well it sounds just like **** to me
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
G
The ruin of history
C7                     D7
Fake records of rock and roll
                          C7
Cant even get down and boogie
G
Fake records of rock and roll, look out

(back to the instrumental, but only the first part, not the part that goes C, C#, D)
(he always says "look out" here on the last A)

Look out

Look out

Look out

I guess that nowadays they just don't know



I'm not sure about the last chord, but it sounds kind of like a B.


It's perfect!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on December 02, 2009, 05:48:30 AM
thank you! maybe someone could try Comes Back or Oh Honey off of Its Spooky?


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on May 10, 2010, 01:52:11 AM
AHHH i've been waiting for a reply for like 5 months. this thread needs to come back to life.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Stress Records on April 05, 2011, 03:53:33 PM
Bump.  It's a shame to see things so slow around here when I know Daniel has more fans than ever.  This thread had slipped to page three so I'm hoping the bump to page one might help.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on April 06, 2011, 09:40:07 AM
I contributed a bunch of chords and tabs in the past but with a new baby I just haven't had the time.  I agree with Jeff - it needs to come back to life. I'm sure many are still watching the message board, but few are posting. I believe March had only 1 post!  I'll try to get some new chord charts in the future.  If there are any requests for chords I'd be happy to try and post them soon.

I took a little break from DJ - now I'm just beginning to listen again.  It's been refreshing.  Been really enjoying the later albums recently - Rejected Unknown and Lost and Found in particular. 


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: Stress Records on April 06, 2011, 11:30:31 AM
I contributed a bunch of chords and tabs in the past but with a new baby I just haven't had the time. 

Congratulations on the baby, Zach. 

Thanks largely to your contributions, I think this is the most important thread in the history of the message board so on behalf of everyone who has ever learned a song with the help of this thread, thank YOU.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: andylips on May 04, 2011, 01:50:11 PM
congrats zach!!

I've just gone through ALL 15 pages of this thread playing quite a few of the songs, it's been fun, you rock for teaching us most of the chords.

I'm looking for I Lose please!


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: zack26 on May 04, 2011, 08:01:31 PM
Thanks!  I love this - the baby's digging it too....
Daniel occasionally plays A7 and D7 instead of regular A and D

A7
A   D    E7
She invited me to a pity party
Every hour everyone was making fun of me
I told her it really didnt matter
You cant imagine what its done to my personality
C    F    G7
I dont know where she should go, but I lose
Though I tried, like a lullaby, I lose
A    D    E7
Once I saw her in a crazy dream
She was laughing, I looked the other way
Then I find that she unwinds, she puts me down behind my back
Everyone seems to have a love but me, its what I lack
C    F    G7
Ive been denied the hurt inside, I lose
Though she was barely a friend of mine, I lose
I got left out of the in crowd
They speak as if I was there
They say the cruelest things, I seen their type
A bunch of buttwipes that rule
C   F   G7
Dont make sense, its really strange, I lose
Though I try, theres no sense giving up, I lose
I walk the second mile, theres no one there, I lose
I pick up the pieces of my broken dream, I lose
Everyone had their fun, I lose
A   D   E7
Yet she was a one of them from the beginning
How am I to carry on, theres no help given
Then I realize its all reoccurrence
What theyre thinking, their mind is a blur
C    F   G7
I seen the future, and I aint even there, I lose
I see it all, and its really, the same old thing, I lose
They think theyre smart, all huddled together, I lose
One more time, I try to make it, I lose
A7   D7   E7
I lose, I lose
Tell me about it, darlin, now


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: breadbox on August 01, 2011, 09:23:06 PM
Does anyone have the music for "It's Over" (Continued Story)? I've scoured the internet and come up empty-handed.

This thread is amazing to read through, BTW. I wish I had a fraction of your folks's ability.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: breadbox on September 01, 2011, 07:10:48 PM
... Well, maybe someday.

In the meantime, here's a minor contribution from me. I took the detailed notes on "Walking the Cow" by zack26 and turned it into bonafide sheet music. You can download it here:

http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/music/Daniel_Johnston-Walking_the_Cow.pdf (http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/music/Daniel_Johnston-Walking_the_Cow.pdf)

There's nothing important in there that isn't already in zack26's original notes, but as a piano player I find it much easier to follow in this form. Maybe someone else here will as well.

I did my best to follow zack's instructions, but I have to admit to having a tin ear, so there may still be some minor mistake in there. I would welcome corrections. (The sheet music was created using a program called GNU LilyPond, so it's generally very easy to make changes.)

Enjoy, and thanks to zack26 and everyone else for sharing in this thread.


Title: Re: The Official Chord/Tab Request Thread
Post by: connor0103 on August 13, 2012, 10:37:39 AM
THANK YOU ZACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND EVERYONE ELSE!!!!