The Down By The Old Mainstream Songbook V 1.0

This is Version 1.0 of the Down By The Old Mainsteam Songbook. Many thanks to all those people who took time to work out these songs. Its not perfect, certainly the songs I transcribed aren't. But we have the right key, and the right basic chords, we may lack a bit of detail here and there but hey this is Golden Smog, its about having a bit of fun with simple arrangements which you can pick up quickly. If you can provide more detail, and/or corrections let me know I'll be happy to put them up.

Golden Smog - V

I've got two versions of this... basically the same chords. The first is my own attempt, the second is another version I've found. The interpretation of the lyrics is a bit different. Not sure which is correct, as I'm English I find the American accents a little difficult. But I've listened again and I still think my lyrics are quite close... anyway make up your own mind

 

tabbed by Warren Owen ( wozza@altcountry.freeserve.co.uk )

Other Smog tabs can be found at www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk

Intro - F G C

Verse 1

           Am                    D
When I was down she was full of advice,
            G                   C
cause she'd been there once or twice,
       F                        C
with a ring on the side of her nose,
        F               C
wearing other people's clothes.
              Am                       D
She'd had her highs and she'd had her lows,
       G            C
but in between she show-oh-ed,
         F                       C
when she smiled everything else died,
    F                G
the feeling of good vibes

Chorus

{Piano Bit - Guitar sounds like a D A7 F G chord sequence }

           F
As if in a dream,
    G             Am
The one and only V,
           F
As if in a dream,
    G             C
The one and only V.

Verse 3

She had her shots at breaking hearts,
She used to wait on us down at the bar,
Never took as much as she gave,
still giving to this day.
Staying up half the night
Mood swings, yeah we cried.
On a cold December day,
Vera went away.

Repeat Chorus

Harmonica Solo

Staying up half the night
Mood swings, yeah we cried.
On a cold December day,
Vera went away.

Repeat Chorus

 

Betreff: Insurgent Country songs
Datum: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 16:05:01 -0400
Von: christopher.gehrz@yale.edu (Christopher Allan Gehrz)
An: Hans Settler <settler@mailer.uni-marburg.de>

Hans,

I looked at your vast collection of songs, and I think I can add the
following Golden Smog and Steve Earle songs.

Enjoy,

Chris

 

"V"

Written by Gary Louris and Kraig Johnson

>From Golden Smog's 1995 album, DOWN BY THE OLD MAINSTREAM (Rykodisc)

Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Pedal Blue Music (BMI)

WB Music Corp. / Green Lantern Music / Knee Jerk Music (ASCAP)

I previously posted this to OLGA, and I think it's archived somewhere, but

I haven't seen it at Harmony-Central (plus I had a few changes to make).

INTRO: (Am) F | G | C | C

VERSE ONE: When I was [Am]down she was full of ad[Dm]vice
Because she'd [G]been there once or [C]twice
She had a [F]ring on the side of her [C]nose
Wearin' [F]other people's [C]clothes
She had her [Am]eyes and she had her [Dm]nose
But in be[G]tween she [C]showed
When she [F]smiled everything else [C]died
[F]V let off a good [G]vibe [G]

CHORUS: [ Dm | Am | F | F | G | G ]

As if in a [F]dream
My [G]one and only [Am]V [Am/G]
As if in a [F]dream
My [G]one and only [C]V [C]

VERSE TWO: Body shots and the breaking of hearts
She used to wait on us down at the park
Never took as much as she gave
She's still givin' to this day

Staying up half the night
Mood swings if we cry
On a cold December day
V up and went away

repeat CHORUS

HARP SOLO: Am | Dm | G | C | F | C | F | C

VERSE THREE: Staying up half the night
Mood swings if we cry
On a cold December day
V up and went away

repeat CHORUS [resolve to C]

 

"Ill Fated"
Written by Dan Murphy
From Golden Smog's 1995 album, DOWN BY THE OLD MAINSTREAM (Rykodisc)
WB Music Corp. / Broken Promises Music (ASCAP)

NOTE: although you can play this with basic strummed G chords as marked
below, one of Dan's guitars plays a riff something like the following on
most of those Gs...

E - 3 3 3 33 3
B - 0 0 0h11 0
G - 0 0 0 00 0 2 0
D - 0 0 0 0 0
A - 2 2 2
E - 3 3 3
q e. s ss e e e

INTRO: G | G | Am - C | G | Am - C | G

VERSE ONE: [G]Wasn't much of a union
De[G]nial and confusion
If it [C]meant so much to you, I bet ya woulda [G]stayed
[Am]Stumbled on some good times
[Am]Turned 'em into landmines
[Am]You know you can turn the [C]other [G]way
[G]You say you been meanin'
To [G]sort through all your demons
If [G]there's some room, you gonna let me [C]in
You been [Am]hung right by your close friends
Your [Am]inner child and orphan
You're [Am]so far down you don't know [C]where you've [G]been

CHORUS I: [Am]So many things you don't [D]know
You [Am]want me to leave, just say [D]so
It's the [G]kind of thing I like
[C]Curse cast in the [D]night (?)
So ill [Am]fated [D]
So ill [G]fated [ Am - C | G | Am - C | G ]

VERSE TWO: Get by with preservations
Regrets and salutations
There's somethin' in there, someone that I didn't slay
It's you I think of only
Whenever I get lonely
We got more than years to keep away
I've been dyin' just to start livin'
I'm just livin' to be dyin'
We can't seem to find no common ground
You hate me when I'm lonely
I'm lonely when you hate me
Mostly I'm just there to kick around

CHORUS II: [Am]Soaring high and [D]low
[Am]First to leave, last to [D]know
It's the [G]kind of thing I like
[C]Curse cast in the [D]night
So ill [Am]fated [D]
So ill [Am]fated
It's the [G]kind of thing I like
[C]Curse cast in the [D]night
So ill [G]fated

OUTRO: G | Am - C | G (keep repeating with guitar solo)

:::::::::
Pecan Pie
:::::::::
by Jeff Tweedy
riff:
A------0--2--
E---3---------
intro:  riff, C, G, D
verses:
G                            C
As I, walk along and stumble,
G                           C
Trains rumble in my head.
G                              C
As I breathe along and grumble,
G                         C              riff
I think about you instead.
chorus:
C                                  G       D
And a piece of the pecan pie
C                          G          D     riff
And you, that's all I want.
C                             G      D
Just a piece of pecan pie.
C                      G      D
And all I want is you.
chord progression is the same throughout the rest of the song.  here's the
lyrics:
2nd verse:
Sometimes I get so hungry
I think about pie all day.
Just a little whipped cream
And honey, I'm on my way.
chorus
3rd verse:
Now don't you call me Key Lime
You're the apple of my eye
And don't you know I'll be fine
Whenever you're by my side.
chorus.
Solo over the chorus chords.  corrections welcome.
Stootnine@aol.com

 

Yesterday Cried by Golden Smog

lyrics transcribed by Gunnar Hedlund
chords transcribed by Warren Owen ( wozza@altcountry.freeserve.co.uk )
the Alt-Country Tab page is at http://www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk
The Golden Smog Tab page is accessible from there.

Intro G C repeated

[G/B]Yester[C]day is just the [G/B]day before [C]today
[G/B]Sat and [C]watched it, [G/B]watch it slide [C]away
Yesterday [D]cried, [C]ooh, yesterday [G/B]cried [C G/B C]

Looking at me through those tiny eyes
Why did you do it, why did you have to lie
Yesterday cried, ooh, yesterday cried

[Am]All you ever [C]wanted
and [G/B]all you ever [C]need ...
Ooh, yesterday [G/B]cried[C G/B C]

My main line's gone a different way
I woke up, and it was yesterday
Yesterday cried, ooh, yesterday cried

Times been good, times have been bad
When I was with you, you know it made me sad
Yesterday cried, ooh, yesterday cried

All you ever wanted
and all you ever need ...
Ooh, yesterday cried
Yesterday cried

By the shape of things I'm in
I'll just watch it slide away
Yesterday, yesterday, yesterday

Glad and Sorry by Golden Smog
--------------------------------------------------------------------
From the "Down By The Old Mainstream" album
Transcribed by Graham Smith and Tim Ford (design@axys.kc3ltd.co.uk)
based on a brief sketch by sylcab@dwp.ci.la.ca.us
from the Alt-Country Tab page at http://www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Written by Ronnie Lane and played by The Faces on the album Ooh La La
The F#msus and G#msus are played open in the style of Bread
INTRO
E  F#msus  E  F#msus  (riff x2 over E F#msus E F#msus)
VERSE 1
G#msus     F#msus
Thank you kindly
G#msus          F#msus
For thinking of me
G#msus     F#msus
If I'm not smiling
                 E (riff x2)
I'm just thinking
VERSE 2
Glad and sorry
Happy or sad
All is done and spoken
You're up or I'm down (riff x2)
VERSE 3
Can you show me a dream
Can you show me one thats better than life
Can you stand it in the cold light of day
Well neither can I (riff x2)
(solo) into (riff x1)
VERSE 4 (repeat verse 3)
      E  F#msus G#msus    E                        F#msus
|e----0----0-----0-----|-----------------------------------------------------
|B----0----0-----0-----|--1-2-4-4--1-2-4-4--1-2-4--1-2-4-4--1-2-4-4--4bu-bd--
|G----1----2-----4-----|-----------------------------------------------------
|D----2----4-----6-----|--riff-----------------------------------------------
|A----2----4-----6-----|-----------------------------------------------------
|E----0----x-----x-----|-----------------------------------------------------
Solo (listen to CD for pitch of bent notes and timing)
bu: bend up and hold/kill. bd: pick and release from bent position.
|e------12-------------------------------------------------------------------
|B-12bu----12bd--------------------------------------------------------------
|G---------------11bu-(hold)-11-11-11-11-11bd-p-9----11-9--------------------
|D------------------------------------------------11------11-9---------------
|A-------------------------------------------------------------11s9-7---9--7-
|E--------------------------------------------------------------------9------
|e------------------9--------------------------12bu-12---14bu-14-12----14-12-
|B----------------9---12p9-12p9-12bu-12bu-12------------------------14-------
|G-----------11bu------------------------------------------------------------
|D------9--------------------------------------------------------------------
|A-9h11---11-----------------------------------------------------------------
|E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|e-------------------------------------------------
|B-14-12-------------------------------------------
|G-------13s11-9----9------------------------------
|D---------------11---11---------9----9--into-riff-
|A--------------------------9h11---11--------------
|E-------------------------------------------------

 

Won't Be Coming Home by Golden Smog
--------------------------------------------------------------------
From the "Down By The Old Mainstream" album
Transcribed by Graham Smith and Tim Ford (design@axys.kc3ltd.co.uk)
--------------------------------------------------------------------
INTRO (picked as below)
C Fsus2 C/E G x5
VERSE 1
C                     Fsus2
He is reaching up for climbing
C/E                 G
Ropes hanging down below
C                  Fsus2
I see the children smiling
C/E                G
No need to let it show
  F                       Dm    G
I know, I won't be coming home
No more
VERSE 2
The street and sidewalk borders
Stretch out beyond the scenes
The sweet and dark emotions
Every day hopes and dreams
My God, I know who's waiting
Beneath the bedroom floor
Her eyes anticipating
Are reaching every move
I know, I won't be coming home
No more
SOLO (over verse chords)
BRIDGE (riffs as below)
Am         F
All I ever wanted
G                   C
Was to turn from my side
Am          F
All I ever wanted
G                   G7
Was to turn from my side
(repeat picked intro)
VERSE 2
The rake is scratching harder
The half drawn window shade
Like any empty memory
The colours seem to fade
My God, I know who's waiting
Beneath the bedroom floor
Remember summer showers
Outside the cabin walls
I know, I won't be coming home
No more
Intro picking
   C         Fsus2     C/E       G         C         Fsus2     C/E       G
e---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------
B-----1---|-----1---|-----1---|-----0---|-----1---|-----1---|-----1---|-----0---
G---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-
D---------|-3-------|-2-------|-0-------|-2-------|-3-------|-2-------|-0-------
A-3-------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------
E---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------
 Second guitar under verses     Fsus2  C/E
e-3--1--0----|---0---0---0---|----0----0---
B----------3-|-1-------------|----1----1---
G------------|-----2---0-----|----0----0---
D------------|-------------3-|----3----2---
A------------|---------------|----3----3---
E------------|---------------|----x----0---
Verse picking
   C            Fsus2     C/E       G         C         Fsus2     C/E       G
e---------3---|-----3---|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|----------
B-----------1-|-------1-|---0-----|-0-----|-----1---|-----1---|-----1---|------0---
G-------0-----|---0-----|-----0---|---0---|---0---0-|---0---0-|---0---0-|----0--0--
D-0-2-3-------|-2-------|-0-----0-|-----0-|---------|-3-------|-2-------|-00-----0-
A-------------|---------|---------|-------|-3-------|---------|---------|----------
E-------------|---------|---------|-------|---------|---------|---------|----------
Bridge riffs
 (Am)   Am      Am  F        F G G C  C      Am Am F F G G  G7 G7
e----|---------|  |-------5-|       |-------|             |-1-
B----|-1-----0-|  |---su5---|       |-------|             |-0-
G----|---2-----|  |---------|       |-------|             |-0-
D----|-----2---|  |---------|       |-------|             |-0-
A--0-|---------|  |---------|       |--2----|             |-2-
E----|---------|  |---------|       |----3--|             |-3-
Solo (stacato: short detached notes)
e--------------------------------------------|------------8--8------------
B-----5-x----5------6-x---6----5-x---5-------|-xx8bu(hold)-----8(release)-
G------------------------------------------7-|----------------------------
D-su5---x-5-----5s7---x-7----5---x-5---su9---|----------------------------
A--------------------------------------------|----------------------------
E--------------------------------------------|----------------------------
e-----------------
B-----------------
G-x7bu--7-5-4trem-
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------
HE'S A DICK
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#
FROM: (CARL)   CTRA11@AOL.COM
BAND: GOLDEN SMOG 				
CD:DOWN BY THE OLD MAINSTREAM
OLGA*
                                     HE'S A DICK
G             EM         C                D
I ONCE KNEW A GUY  , WHO ALWAYS ASKS FOR MONEY
G          EM      C                D
I GIVE HIM TEN , HE INSISTS ON TWENTY
G        EM    C        D
AND NOW WHEN I SEE HIM AROUND
G           EM      C                   D
HIS FACE IS ALWAYS POINTING DOWN AT THE GROUND
CHORUS:
	C     G               C              G
	ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY'S HE SUCH A PRICK
      C      G               B
	PLEASE TELL ME SO I'LL KNOW
                                  G   -   EM  -  C  -  D
	WHAT MAKES GUYS LIKE HIM TICK
                       G  -  EM  -  C  -  D
	HE'S SUCH A DICK
G            EM          C               D
HE WANTED TO BORROW SOME RECORDS FROM MY COLLECTION
G     EM       C        D
ON NO RETURN I FELT THE REJECTION
G       EM     C          D
AND NOW WHEN I SEE HIM IN TOWN
G           EM         C               D
SAME WAY AS ALWAYS HIS HEADS TOWARD THE GROUND
CHORUS:
(SPOKEN)
G             EM        C             D
UNSATISFIED , A WORD HE OFTEN USES IS NEED
G            EM            C              D
HE'S USUALLY WIRED ON THAT CHEAP TRUCKERS SPEED
G         EM
LAST TIME HE WAS AT MY HOUSE
C                           D
HE TRIED TO WALK AWAY WITH MY WEED
G               EM
JEFF PLAYS BASS, MARK AND I PLAY RHYTHM 	
C                   D
DANNY AND GARY PLAY LEAD

Walk Where He Walked
by Jeff Tweedy
From Golden Smog's album "Down By The Old Mainstream"
(and occasionally performed by Wilco)


Original Tab: Ira H. Bryant IV <ihbryant@nexus.wildstar.net>
Modifications: Tim Minneci <timm@bgnet.bgsu.edu>

Intro: G G G G

G                              F              G
There's a man on TV claims he killed 23
G                       F                           G
Burnt their bodies and collected their teeth
C
There's another man at home with his wife and family tree
F                      G
Who agreed this would make a good movie?
G                      F                           G
And I'm sittin' here, wonderin' what this is all doin' to me

G                             F                     G
He sold the book rights, and he was set for life
G                                F              G
A woman on a talk show wants to be his wife
C
Another man decides to purchase his knife
F                     G
A court decides he's got the right
G                      F                          G
And I'm sittin' here, wonderin' how he can ever sleep at night

                C              G
I don't want to walk where he walked
                C               G
I don't want to talk to who he stalked
                C              G
I don't want to walk where he walked

G                         F                     G
First it was a book, and then it was a movie
G                            F                  G
They cut it all up and they put it on the TV
C
The starring role was played by Christopher Reeves
F                    G
He was fine, he was something to see
G                      F                           G
And I'm sitting here, wondering what this is all doing to me

                C              G
I don't want to walk where he walked
                C               G
I don't want to talk to who he stalked
                C              G
I don't want to walk where he walked
          C                        G
Oh Lord I didn't catch how he got caught

End on G


Nowhere Bound by Golden Smog

lyrics transcribed by Gunnar Hedlund
chords transcribed by Warren Owen ( wozza@altcountry.freeserve.co.uk )
the Alt-Country Tab page is at http://www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk
The Golden Smog Tab page is accessible from there.

Intro
G D Dm C x2

[G]It don't [D]matter if I [Dm]lose
It's how I [C]play the [G]fool
[G]Somewhere down the [D]line it all got
[Dm]Twisted, torn and [C]tossed 'n' thrown [G]away
[C]It all looks the [B]same to me
[Em]What you want I'll [C]never be

[Bb]And I can't seem to get it right
[G]But I wanna get off right now
[Bb]I can't seem to get it right
[G]But it's all so [D]wrong, [Dm]somehow [C]

G D Dm C

[G]Did you think I wouldn't [C]return
[C]Did you think I wouldn't [G]return
[G]Did you think that I was [C]dead
[C]Did you think that I was dead
[C]Did you think I'd crash and [G]burn
Did you [F]think it was my [C]turn

G D Dm C x2

{remainder is chords sequence as before}

Radio plays, I'm coming down
Road stretches out, but it ain't, Lord I'm home
I'm not big on being amazed
I'm in a haze, I'm lost, nowhere bound
And all my friends they jumped the wagon
Parked today, tails a-waggin'

And I can't seem to get it right
But I wanna get off right now
I can't seem to get it right
But it's all so wrong, somehow

Did you think I wouldn't return
Did you think I wouldn't return
Did you think that I was dead
Did you think that I was dead
Thought I'd crash and burn
Did you think it was my turn

Friend by Golden Smog

lyrics transcribed by Gunnar Hedlund
chords transcribed by Warren Owen ( wozza@altcountry.freeserve.co.uk )
the Alt-Country Tab page is at http://www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk
The Golden Smog Tab page is accessible from there.

Intro A D repeated

[A]You looked me [D]down [A]when I was [D]there
[A]You shot me [D]down, [A]like you didn't [D]care
[G}Your only only simple wish your only wish,
was born a [A]prayer[D A D]
For a [A]friend[D A D]

{same chords}
You toss and turn in your bed alone
You throw abuse thru a telephone
Why don't you just sit back relax,
sit back and let your feelings go
With a friend

[E]Can't you [D]let it [A]go
[E]ohh, it [D]aches you [A]so
[E]Got to [D]let it [A]go, let it [D]go,
let it [A]go, let it [G}go

{same chords as first verse}
On new years eve, you had it all
A new year came, and I watched you fall
You only plan was for a man
and you only plan was for a friend
Just a friend

[E]Can't you [D]let it [A]go
[E]ohh, it [D]aches you [A]so
[E]Got to [D]let it [A]go, let it [D]go,
let it [A]go, let it [G}go
[E]

[E]I [A]can't[E] believe
[E]The things [A]you can't[E] see
You're never [D]wrong, you're always right
You're never [A]wrong, you're always right
You got me [E]wrong

[E]I [A]can't[E] believe
[E]The things [A]you can't[E] see
You're never [D]wrong, you're always right
You're never [A]wrong, you're always right
You got me [E]wrong

You're never [D]wrong, you're always right
You're never [A]wrong, you're always right
You got [E]me

{same chords as first verse }
You toss and turn in your bed alone
You throw abuse thru a telephone
Why don't you just sit back relax,
sit back and let your feelings go
With a friend
With a friend ...

She Don't Have To See You
Golden Smog
Chords transcribed by Warren Owen( wozza@altcountry.freeserve.co.uk )
Lyrics transcribed by Gunnar Hedlund
From the Alt-Country Tab Page at www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk
This is a simple song which proved tough to work out.
Its a two guitar problem.. The lead guitar plays a large part of the song,
while the simple rhythm guitar pattern is obscured. Anyway the G Em G changes are
short on the Em, heavy on the G. But really this a rough sketch which I hope someone
will improve upon. As always let me know. 
 You always [G]thought[Em G]
 In a town[Em] this [C]size [G Am]
 That you al[G]ways [Em G]
 Have a place[Em] to [C]hide [G Am]
 But you [G]can't [Em G]
 Can't treat [Em]your [C]woman right [G Am]
 If you got [G]another [Em G]
 One on [Em]the[C] side [G Am]
 
 [Am]She don't have to[Bm] see you
 [C]She don't have to[D] see you
 To see[G] through you [C G]
 You used to brag
 To all your friends
 Telling'em all about
 Your other love
 But you never thought,
 You never thought she'd been giving away
 That very thing
 That you've been getting plenty off
 
 [Am]She don't have to[Bm] see you
 [C]She don't have to[D] see you
 To see[G] through you [C G G7 Dm]
 
 [C]She can tell by the look in your eye
 That [Bm]you've been telling her lies
 [C]She don't have to see you
 to [D]see through you
 
 How many times
 You come home late at night
 You remember all the times
 Got caught sneaking in
 And your woman
 She never said a word
 But she knew exactly
 Where you've been
 
 [Am]She don't have to[Bm] see you
 [C]She don't have to[D] see you
 To see[G] through you [C G]

"Red-Headed Stepchild"

I've got two versions of this, the first is an improved version of my sad effort. The second is my attempt. Slight difference in the lyrics, probably down to my inability to resolve the American accents.

 

Betreff: Insurgent Country songs
Datum: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 16:05:01 -0400
Von: christopher.gehrz@yale.edu (Christopher Allan Gehrz)
An: Hans Settler <settler@mailer.uni-marburg.de>

Hans,

I looked at your vast collection of songs, and I think I can add the
following Golden Smog and Steve Earle songs.

Enjoy,

Chris

Written by Dan Murphy and Marc Perlman
>From Golden Smog's 1995 album, DOWN BY THE OLD MAINSTREAM (Rykodisc)

WB Music Corp. / Broken Promises Music (ASCAP) // Third Wheel Music (BMI)

Things get started with an E riff (E* below) like this...

E - 0

B - 0h2 2p0

Some other chord definitions:

Asus9 Aadd11 Aadd13 Asus6

E - 2
B - 2 3 2
G - 4 2 2 2
D - 2 2 2 4
A - 0 0 0 0
E -

INTRO: E* | A - Asus9 | Aadd11 - A - Aadd13 | A - Asus9 | Aadd11 - A - Asus6

VERSE ONE: [A] Hello darkness, come on in
[F#m] Let me in on a candle
[A] Imagination's running
[F#m] Hands start to tremble
[A] Knows enough to know not to believe
[F#m] What is real and what it seems to be
[A] Knows what's keepin' him from bein' free
[F#m] Right outside your door

CHORUS: [Bm]Don't run a[G]way
[D]Red-headed [A]stepchild
[Bm] I can only [A]promise
You won't [G]find your way back [D]home

repeat INTRO

VERSE TWO: In another room there's laughing
Entertaining strangers
Walls in there don't breathe no more
But they're keeping out some angels
Laughed so much he almost cried
Stranger offers him a ride
City blocks, they roll on by
Never coming back

repeat CHORUS

SOLO: G | G | C | G | G | G | A | D

repeat INTRO

VERSE THREE: Tear your picture off my wall
I hate to look at strangers
Man that's burning, be forewarned
Keep me out of danger
Knows enough to know not to believe
What is real and what it seems to be
Knows what's keepin' him from bein' free
Right outside your door

repeat CHORUS

OUTRO: [Bm]Don't run a[G]way
[D]Red-headed [A]stepchild
[Bm] I can only [G]promise
You won't [A]find your way back [D]home
[A]Find your way back [D]home

 

Golden Smog - Red Headed Stepchild

tabbed by Warren Owen (wozza@altcountry.freeserve.co.uk)

Other smog tabs can be found at www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk

 

Little Riff

-0-0-0-
-2-0-3-
-2-2-2-
-2-2-2-
-------
-------

 

Verse 1

Verse's are A F#m preceded by little riff twice

Hello darkness come on in,
let me light a candle.
Imagination's running,
hands start to tremble
Knows enough to know not/what to believe,
what is real and what it seems to be.
Knows what keepin' him from being free,
Right outside your door.

Chorus

Bm G/B Bm G/B
Don't run away red headed stepchild,

Bm G/B A D
I can only promise you won't find your way back home.
In another room there's laughing
Entertaining strangers
The walls in there dont breathe no more,
But they're keeping us some angels. ( last two lines I unsure of )
Laughed so much he almost cried,
stranger offers him a ride,
City blocks they roll on by,
Never coming back.

Repeat Chorus

Guitar Break

Tear your picture off my wall,
I hate to look at strangers,
{Them thats burned have been forewarned} - this line is unintelligable
Keep me out of danger
Knows enough to know not to believe,
what is real and what it seems to be.
Knows what keepin' him from being free,
Right outside your door

Repeat Chorus

 

Williamton Angel by Golden Smog
lyrics transcribed by Gunnar Hedlund
chords transcribed by Warren Owen ( wozza@altcountry.freeserve.co.uk )
the Alt-Country Tab page is at http://www.altcountry.freeserve.co.uk
The Golden Smog Tab page is accessible from there.


This is a simple song,
I think the verse is basically F but played as a little piano riff,
on guitar I find a gentle F Bb F is nice way to simulate it.
You may want to ignore the trailing Bb F in the chorus though

[F]Williamton [Bb]angel smi[F]les
[F]Carries them [Bb]through the mi[F]les
[F]Throw all [Bb]his on gi[F]rls
[F]Fire that [Bb]never bur[F]ns

[Am]Williamton [G]angel, don't come [F]down[?Bb F]
[Am]Carry his [G]feet up off the [Bb]ground
Ooh, Williamton [F]angel[?Bb F]

Williamton angel appraised
Licking the tears from her eyes
Night is turning to day
Who needs sleep anyway

[Am]Williamton [G]angel, don't come [F]down[?Bb F]
[Am]Carry his [G]feet up off the [Bb]ground
Ooh, Williamton [F]angel[?Bb F]

Am G F Bb F
Am G F Bb F
Ooh, Williamton [F]angel[?Bb F]

Williamton angel is gone
Leaving behind a song
Deny it was a return
Things we got to be learned

[Am]Williamton [G]angel, don't come [F]down[?Bb F]
[Am]Carry his [G]feet up off the [Bb]ground
Ooh, Williamton [F]angel[?Bb F]

Williamton angel
Ooh, Williamton angel
Williamton angel

Radio King
By Golden Smog
(Tweedy-Louris)

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#

Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 11:21:50 -0600
From: Nicholas Sonderup <nicholas.sonderup@westgroup.com>
Subject: g/golden_smog/radio_king.tab

transcribed and submitted by Nick Sonderup
(zzsonderupn@winthrop.edu)

Well, here is a great little tune off of "Down by the Old Mainstream",
probably one of the best records released that year. The whole song
pretty much consists of a few different little riffs, and then a few
chords for the chorus. Have fun with it and improvise if you want.

Intro
e --------------------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3
B --3---3---3---3---3---3---3-3-0h1-0h1-0h1-0h1-0h1-0h1-0h1
G 0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0----------------------------
D ---------------------------------------------------------
A ---------------------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------------------

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

Verse

Pattern #1
e ---------------------------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------------------------------
G -------------------------------0h2-0---------------------
D ---------------------------0h2-------2-------------------
A -----0h2-----0h2-----0h2-2-------------------------------
E -3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------------------------------------

Pattern #2
e ---------------------------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------------------------------
G ------------------------------0-2-0----------------------
D -----0h2-----0h2-----0h2--0h2----------------------------
A ---------------------------------------------------------
E -0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------------------------------------




Pattern #1        Pattern #1
Let's go down, together, 3 a.m. tomorrow night

Pattern #2
I'll take you, over anything

Pattern #1

P#1            P#1
Let's go out together, broad daylight, in the street

P#2
I'll take you, anywhere

P#1

Chorus

Am    C        F
Your music fills my car
D                 G
And your voice breaks every time
Bm    Am             D             Intro
I'm still wonderin', if I know who you are, I hang on every line

P#1

P#1            P#1
Let's go down, together, down by the old mainstream
P#2
I'll take you, over anything

P#1            P#1
Let's go back, in time, 1959
P#2
I'll take you, Radio King

P#1

Chorus

Am    C        F
Your music fills my car
D                 G
And your voice breaks every time
Bm    Am             D             Intro
I'm still wonderin', if I know who you are, I hang on every line

P#1

P#1

Outro same as intro

End on a G