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Unplugged : Neil Young
Tracks:
@1 Old Laughing Lady
@2 Mr. Soul
@3 World on a String
@4 Pocahontas
@5 Stringman
@6 Like A Hurricane (by inges@??? from the decade file)
@7 The Needle and the Damage Done
@8 Helpless
@9 Harvest Moon
@10 Transformer Man
@11 Unknown Legend
@12 Look out for my Love
@13 Long may you run (by inges@??? from the decade file)
@14 From Hank to hendrix
@1
Old Laughing Lady : Unplugged
G C G

G
Don't call pretty Peggy,
C G
She can't hear you no more

Don't leave no message
C G
Round her back door
C
They say the old laughing lady
G
Been here before
D C
She don't keep time
G
She don't count score
G C G

G
You can't have a cupboard
C G
If there ain't no wall

You got to move
C
There's no time for you to stall
C 020010 Am
They say the old laughing lady
C D G
Dropped by to call
D Am
And when she leaves
C G
She leaves nothing at all

verse: (without the run through Am)
G
See the drunkard of the village
C G
Fallin' on his feet

He can't tell his ankle
C G
From the rest of his feet
C 020010 Am
He loves his old laughing lady
C G Bm
Because the taste is so sweet
D
But the laughin' lady's loving
Am C G
Ain't the kind he can keep
D Am C G

G
There's a fever on the freeway
C G
Blacks out the night

There's a slippin' on the stairway
C G
Just don't feel right
C
There's a rumblin' in the bedroom
C G
And a flashin' of light
D
There's the old laughing lady
C G
Everything is all right
D
There's the old laughing lady
C G
Everything is all right
D Am C G


notes: the quick change to C and G at the end on many lines is omitted
it occurs everywhere but 'if there ain't no wall / you got to move...'
the run through from C to Am via the B note is a familiar ny trick...
@2
Mr. Soul : Unplugged
(Tune the guitar down to D)
E E E E

E
Oh hello Mr. Soul I droped by to pick up a reason
E
For the thought that I'd caught that my head is the event of the season
A E
Why in crowds just a trace of my face should seem so pleasin'
D A E
I'll cop out to the change but a stranger is putting the tease on
D G D x2

I was down on a frown when a messenger brought me a letter
I was raised by the praise of a fan who said I upset her
Any girl in the world could have esaily known me better
She said 'You're stange, but don't change' and I let her
D

In a while well the smile on my face turned to plaster
Stick around while the clown who was sick does the trick of disaster
For the race of my head and my face is moving much faster
Is it strange I should change? I don't know - why don't you ask her
D A
Is it strange I should change? I don't know
D A
Is it strange I should change? I don't know

C--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
G--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
D-0- -0- -0- -2- -3- -3- (3) -3- -2- -3- -2- -3- --- --- ---

@3
World on a String : Unplugged
(D tuning)
E x4
E
You know I lose, you know I win
A
You know I called for the state I'm in
E
It's just a game you see me play
G D A 020003
Only real in the way that I feel from day to day
E x2

Although the answer is not unknown
I'm searchin', searchin', and how I've grown
It's not all right, to say good-bye
And the world on a string doesn't mean a thing
E G D

G D E G
No the world on a string doesn't mean a thing
G D E 020003
Only real in the way that I feel from day to day


run (on E shape):
C --- --- --- ---
B -2- -0- --- ---
D --- --- -3- -0-

@4
Pocahontas : Rust Never Sleeps
(D tuning)
D (Dsus4) (9) x4
D
Aurora Borealis
D
The icy sky at night
Em
Paddles cut the water
D
In a long and hurried flight
A C G D
From the white man to the fields of green
A C G D
and the homeland we've never seen
D Em D


They killed us in our teepees
And they cut our women down
They might have left some babies
Cryin' on the ground
But the firesticks and the wagons come
And the night falls on the settin' sun

D D Em D A C G D

They massacred the buffalo
Kitty corner from the bank
The taxis run across my feet
And my eyes have turned to blanks
In my little box at the top of the stairs
With my indian rug and a pipe to share
D D Em D A C G D A C G D

(verse:)

I wish I was a trapper
I would give a thousand pelts
To sleep with Pocahontas
and find out how she felt
In the mornin' on the fields of green
In the homeland we've never seen

D

And maybe Marlon Brando
Will be there by the fire
We'll sit and talk of Hollywood
And the good things there for hire
And the Astradome and the first teepee
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
A C G D
Pocahontas
@5
Stringman : Unplugged
F C Bb C x4
F
You can say the soul is gone
Dm/G
And the feelings just not there
Bb C F C Bb C
Not like it was so long ago
F
On the empty page before you
Dm/G
You can fill in what you care
Bb C F C Bb C
Try to make it good before you go

Take the simple case of the sarge
Who wouldn't go back to war
Because the hippies tore down every -
Thing that he was fighting for
Or the lovers on the blanket
The city turned to whores
With memories of green kissed by the sun

You can say the soul is gone
And close another page
Just be sure that yours is not the one
F C Bb C

Bb F
And I'm singing for the stringman
Bb F
Who lately lost his wife
Bb Dm
There is no dearer friend of mine
C F
That I know in this life

On his shoulder is a violin
For his head where chaos reigns
But his heart can't find a simple way
To live with all those things
F C Bb C
All those things
F C Bb C
He's a stringman
F C Bb C
A stringman
F C Bb C

F
All those strings to pull
F C Bb C x4

notes: Dm/G 300231
@6
Like A Hurricane : Unplugged
Am G F Em

Am G
Once I thought I saw you in a crowded, hazy bar,
F Em G
Dancing on the light from star to star.
Am G
Far across the moon beams, I know that's who you are.
F Em G
I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire.

chorus:
C G F G C G F G
You are like a hurricane: there's calm in your eye.
C G F G
And I'm getting blown away.
F
There's somewhere safer where the feelings stay.
Am G F Em G
I wanna love you but I'm getting blown away.

I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream,
And you could have been anyone to me.
Before that moment you touched my lips, that
Perfect feeling when time just slips
Away between us and our foggy trips.
chorus:
chorus:

notes:
from the decade file by inges@??? pulled off alt.guitar.tab
chords as on the 'everybody knows this is nowhere' album.
@7
The Needle and the Damage Done : Unplugged

D DaddC Em7 Gm+Bb C F Esus4 E

D DaddC
I caught you knocking at my cellar door,
Em7 Gm+Bb
I love you baby can I have some more
C F Esus4 E
Oh oh the damage done

I hit the city and I lost my van
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done

verse:
I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk blood to keep from running out

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
Every junky's like a setting sun
I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
Every junky's like a setting sun
1/2 verse (just short of the 'C' chord)

notes:
DaddC: x30232
Em7: x20030
Gm+Bb: x10333

The Needle and the Damage Done : Unplugged

E --- -2- --- -0- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -0- --- --- --- ---
B --- --- --- --- --- -3- --- -3- --- -3- --- --- --- -3- --- -3-
G --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
D -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
A --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -3- --- -3- --- -3- --- -3- ---
E --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
E --- --- --- -0- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -0- --- --- --- ---
B --- -3- --- --- --- -3- --- -3- --- -3- --- --- --- -3- --- -0-
G --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
D --- --- -0- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -0- --- --- --- --- ---
A -2- --- --- --- -2- --- -2- --- -1- --- --- --- -1- --- -1- ---
E --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
note: the very last note is an open b, as the chord changes to a C.

E --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
B --- -1- --- -1- --- -1- --- -1- --- -1- --- -1- --- -1- --- -1-
G --- --- --- --- -0- --- -2- --- 2H3 --- -2- --- -0- --- --- ---
D --- --- 0H2 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -3- ---
A -3- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
E --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
E --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
B --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- ---
G -2- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -1- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
A --- --- -2- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -2- --- --- --- --- ---
D --- --- --- --- -2- --- -0- --- --- --- --- --- -2- --- -0- ---
E --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
I caught you knocking at my cellar door,
I love you baby can i have some more
Oh-oh the damage done

I hit the city and i lost my van
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done

I sing the song because i love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk blood to keep from running out

I've seen the needle and the damage down
A little part of it in everyone
Every junky's like a setting sun
I've seen the needle and the damage down
A little part of it in everyone
Every junky's like a setting sun

notes: as on the 'harvest' album.
this is only a basic outlay - there are lots of variations you can do:
hammering on or not, using the 5th string (the root of the chord) or the
open 4th string (D) as the bass note, or to alternate. eg
D --- --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- --- --- --- -0- --- -0- --- -0- ---
A -2- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -1- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
E --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
experiment! enjoy!
tabbed by rcwoods and famoore@unix1.tcd.ie, with additional corrections
by bert@cs.vu.nl. (Spring 1992)
@8
Helpless : Unplugged
C G F x6
C G F
There is a town in north Ontario,
C G F
With dream comfort memory to spare,
C G F
And in my mind I still need a place to go,
C G F
All my changes were there,

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes. Leave us...

C G F
Helpless, helpless, helpless
C G F
Baby can you hear me now?
C G F
The chains are locked and tied across the door,
C G F
Baby, sing with me somehow.
C G F x4
Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes. leave us...
Helpless, helpless, helpless x2
C G F x2
Helpless, helpless, helpless
@9
Harvest Moon : Unplugged
intro: (see below) (verse begins on harmonics)
G D
Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say
G D
Just like children sleepin' we could dream this night away.
G D
But there's a full moon rising, let's go dancing in the light.
G D
We know where the music's playing, lets go out and feel the night.

chorus:
G A Em
Because I'm still in love with you, I wanna see you dance again,
A D
Because I'm still in love with you, on this harvest moon.

intro:
When we were strangers I watched you from afar
When we were lovers I loved you with all my heart
But now it's gettin' late and the moon is climbin' high
I want to celebrate, see it shinin' in your eye
chorus:
half verse
chorus:
intro:

notes: basic chords by rcwoods and famoore.
the following riffs (by pfein@remus.rutgers.edu) are very easy to include:
(we leave out the DM7)... call this 'low '

D Dmaj7 A Bm7 (with A bass)
---2--2--2--2--2--2--x--2----
---3--3--3--3--3--2--2--3----
---2--2--2--2--3--2--2--2----
---0--0--0--0--0--0--2--4----
---------------------0--0----
-----------------------------
call this 'high'
D
----0---0---0------9---9---9--
---10--12--12-----10--10--10--
---11--11--11-----11--11--11--
0-----------------------------
------------------------------
------------------------------

also suggested is this one ... whc2993@ritvax.isc.rit.edu :

--5-5--------7-7--------9--9---|
--7-7--------5-5--------10-10--|
--7-7--------7-7--------9--9---|
--0-0--------0-0--------0--0---|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
the harmonics are: call this 'H'

Harmonics*******|
e-12---------
B----12------
G--------12--
D---------12-
A-----------7
E------------
so from the top...
intro: high x4, H
'come a little bit closer' H
'here what i have to say' low x2, H
'just like children sleeping' H
'we could dream this night away' low x2
'but there's a full moon rising let's go dancin' in the light' high x2
'we know where the music's playin' let's go out and feel the night ' high x2
etc

@10
lyrics: from the c-d sleeve
chords: audio
rcwoods|famoore@unix1.tcd.ie
corrections by hsteinke@extro.ucc.su.OZ.AU
--------------

Transformer Man : Unplugged
C
Transformer man
C
Transformer man

C
You run the show
Am
Remote control
Dm7
Direct the action with the
Fm7
Push of a botton. You're a
C
Transformer man
Am
Power in your hand
F
Transformer man
Fm7
Transformer man
C
Transformer Man
C
Transformer Man
E
Sooner or later you'll have to see
F G
The cause and effect
E
So many things still left to do
F G
But we haven't made it yet
E
Every morning when I lookin your eyes
F E
I feel electrified by you
G
Oh yeah

Transformer man
Transformer man
Transformer man
Still in comand
Your eyes are shining on a
Beam through the galaxy of love
Transformer man
Transformer man
Unlock the secrets; let us
Throw off the chains that keep you down

Transformer man
Transformer man
Sooner or later you'll have to see
The cause and effect
So many things still left to do
But we haven't made it yet
Every morning when I look in your eyes
I feel electrified by you

Transformer man
Transformer man
Transformer man
Transformer man

@11
Unknown Legend : Harvest Moon : Neil Young

intro:
Strum G chord Strum...
-----------3-------------------------3------------------3--
-----------0-------------------------0------------------0--
-----------0-------------------------0------------------0--
--------0--0---------------------0---0---------------0--0--
-2--3------2---------------2--3------2---------2--3-----2--
-----------3-------------------------3------------------3--

Strum C chord Strum G chord
-----------0----------------------------3
-----------1----------------------------0
-----------0----------------------------0
-----------2--------------------0-------0
-3--2------3----------------------------2
-------0---0--------------0--3----------3

G
She used to work in a diner, never saw a woman look finer

C
I used to order just to see her float across the floor.

C G C G
She grew up in a small town, never put her roots down.

C
Daddy kept movin so she did too.

chorus:
C G C G
Somewhere on a desert highway, she rides a Harley Davidson
C
Her long blonde hair flyin' in the wind.
C G
She's been runnin half of her life.
C G
The chrome and steel she rides,

C G
Collidin' with the very air she breathes, the air she breathes.

intro:
You know it ain't easy, you got to hold on.
She was an unknown legend in her time.
Now whe's dressin' two kids, lookin' for that magic kiss.
She gets that far away look in her eyes.

chorus:
intro:
chorus:

notes:
as on the 'harvest moon' album (with extra chorus at end)
tab at beginning by zito@cpchq.cpc.gmeds.com (James L. Zito)
@12
Look out for my love : Unplugged
E D A D x4
E D
There's a lot to learn
A G
For wastin' time
E D
There's a heart that burns
A D
There's an open mind
Bm G
Look out for my love (x4)
Evii
You own it
Evii
You own it now
Evii
You own it

There's a weight on you
But you can't feel it
Livin' like I do
It's hard to see it
Was I hurt too bad?
Can I show you daylight?
How could I be sad
When I know that you might

Look out for my love (x4)
C
Look out for my love
Em(7)
It's in your neighbourhood
Am
I know things are gonna change
G
But I can't say good or bad

Silver wings of morning
Shining in the grey day
While the ice is forming
On a lonely runway

Hydraulic wipers pumping
Till the window glistens
Something saying something
But no one seems to listen
Men wth walkie-talkies
Men with flash-lights waving
Up upon the tower
Time reads daylight savings

I'm home again to you babe
You know it makes me wonder
Sittin' in the quiet slipstream
In the thunder

Bm G
Look out for my love (x10)
Bm G ad infinitum ... :-)

notes:
as on the 'comes a time' album
the riffs are very simple to work out...
@13
Long May You Run : Unplugged
(intro)verse:
D A/D G D
We've been through some things together,
Bm G A
With trunks of memories still to come.
D A/D G D
We found things to do in stormy weather.
Bm A D
Long may you run.

chorus:
D A/D G D
Long may you run, long may you run,
Bm G A
Although these changes have come.
D A/D
With your chrome heart shinin'
G D Bm A D
in the sun, long may you run.
G Bb

Well it was back in Blind River in nineteen sixtytwo
When I last saw you alive.
But we missed that ship on the long decline.
Long may you run.
chorus:

D Dsus4 D
verse:
Maybe the Beach Boys have got you now
With those waves singin' Caroline.
Rollin' down that empty ocean road,
Get into the surf on time.
chorus:
verse:
chorus:
D Dsus4 D

notes:
A/D x00220
Dsus4 x00233
from the decade file by inges@??? pulled of alt.guitar.tab
as on the 'long may you run' album, with extra chorus, and an extra harp solo
in place of the guitar solo.
@14
From Hank to Hendrix : Unplugged
G Bm C Am

G Bm C Am
From Hank to Hendrix, I walked these streets with you.
Em G C Am
Here I am with this old guitar, doing what I do.
G Bm C Am
I always expected, that you would see me through.
Em G C Am G
I never believed in much, but I believed in you.

chorus:
F C G
Can we get it together, can we still stand side by side.
F C G
Can we make it last, like a musical ride?

From Marilyn to Madonna, I always loved your smile,
Now we're headed for the big divorce, California style.
I found myself singin' like a long lost friend
The same thing that makes you live can kill you in the end.
chorus:
Sometimes its distorted not clear to you.
Sometimes the beauty of love just comes ringin' through.
New glass in the window, new leaf on the tree,
new distance between us you and me.
chorus:

notes:
use G 320033 or Giii rather than a straight open G?
as on the 'harvest moon' album


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Heart of Gold


Em C D G
I want to live, I want to give
I've been a miner for a heart of gold
It seems expressions, I never give
Chorus:
Em C D G
It keeps me searching for a heart of gold
C C Em
And I'm getting older
Em C D G
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
C *
And I'm getting older
I----------------------------I
I----------------------------I
I----------------------------I
I----------------------------I
I-----3-----2-----0----------I
I-----------------------3----I
Repeat Intro Riff
verse:
I've been to hollywood, I've been to Redwood
I've cross the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line
Chorus
pay intro riff during this part:
You keep me searching for a heart of gold
You keep me searching and I'm growing old
You keep me searching for a heart of gold


=======================================


Long May You Run : Unplugged
(intro)verse:
D A/D G D
We've been through some things together,
Bm G A
With trunks of memories still to come.
D A/D G D
We found things to do in stormy weather.
Bm A D
Long may you run.

chorus:
D A/D G D
Long may you run, long may you run,
Bm G A
Although these changes have come.
D A/D
With your chrome heart shinin'
G D Bm A D
in the sun, long may you run.
G Bb

Well it was back in Blind River in nineteen sixtytwo
When I last saw you alive.
But we missed that ship on the long decline.
Long may you run.
chorus:

D Dsus4 D
verse:
Maybe the Beach Boys have got you now
With those waves singin' Caroline.
Rollin' down that empty ocean road,
Get into the surf on time.


=======================================


Pocahontas : Rust Never Sleeps
(D tuning)
D (Dsus4) (9) x4
D
Aurora Borealis
D
The icy sky at night
Em
Paddles cut the water
D
In a long and hurried flight
A C G D
From the white man to the fields of green
A C G D
and the homeland we've never seen
D Em D


They killed us in our teepees
And they cut our women down
They might have left some babies
Cryin' on the ground
But the firesticks and the wagons come
And the night falls on the settin' sun

D D Em D A C G D

They massacred the buffalo
Kitty corner from the bank
The taxis run across my feet
And my eyes have turned to blanks
In my little box at the top of the stairs
With my indian rug and a pipe to share
D D Em D A C G D A C G D

(verse:)

I wish I was a trapper
I would give a thousand pelts
To sleep with Pocahontas
and find out how she felt
In the mornin' on the fields of green
In the homeland we've never seen

D

And maybe Marlon Brando
Will be there by the fire
We'll sit and talk of Hollywood
And the good things there for hire
And the Astradome and the first teepee
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
A C G D
Pocahontas


=======================================



Heart Of Gold : Harvest

Em D Em Em D E

Em C D G x3

Em D Em


Em C D C
I wanna live I wanna give

Em C D C
I've been a miner for a heart of gold.

Em C D G
It's these expressions I never give

Em G
That keep me searchin for a heart of gold

C G
And I'm gettin old.

Em G
That keep me searchin for a heart of gold

C G
And I'm gettin old.


I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a Heart of Gold
And I'm getting old.

verse:

Em D Em
Keep me searchin for a heart of gold

D Em
You keep me searchin and I'm growin old

D Em
Keep me searchin for a heart of gold

G
I've been a miner for a heart of gold.

C G (hold)




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Neil Young

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