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A Kiss Before I Go

Easy Plateau

Firecracker

Halleluja 

Let It Ride

Mega Superior Gold

My Heart Is Broken

Pa

Thank You Louise

Wonderwall

 

 

 

A Kiss Before I Go (Ryan Adams)

From: "Jacksonville City Nights" (2005 - Lost Highway)
Posted and transcribed by
Lloyd



Capo 2nd fret (to match the record)

(G)The engine turns on a (C)dime,
But I ain't goin' (G)nowhere tonight.
I ain't been going (C)nowhere for quite a (D)while
(C)Can't tell the truth in a (D)house of lies,
Can't (G)explain what I don't (C)know
One(G) shot, one beer and a (C)kiss before I (G)go

(There might be an F chord in there....right before "beer", but it don't sound right to me)

Chorus:
(C)One more kiss before I(D) go
(C)One more night and (D)day
(C)Breath all heavy and (D)slow
one (G)shot, one (F)beer and a (C)kiss
before I (G)go

(G)I'll miss those nights at the (C)bar
with every girl I (G)loaded like freight's.
And the pain in the morning
(C)comes as easy as it (D)goes.
(C)Can't find the truth in a (D)house of lies,
and you can't (G)see tomorrow with yester(C)days eyes
One (G)shot, one beer and a (C)place where nobody (D)cries

Chorus:
(C)One more kiss before I(D) go
(C)One more night and (D)day
(C)Breath all heavy and (D)slow
one (G)shot, one (F)beer and a (C)kiss

 

 

Easy Plateau (Ryan Adams)

From: "Cold Roses" (2005 - Lost Highway)
Posted
by Nortwoods and transcribed by Unknown


A Em A Em
Let's take a ride to the easy plateau
A Em G
Where the cold don't come and the wind don't blow
Moonlight flickers on the water below
The orange grove blossoms In the orange grove
D G
Bad nights lead to better days
D
It doesn't matter but I think about it anyway
A G D
I want a easy plateau, Some place to rest my
A G D
head
A G D
I want a easy plateau, Some place to rest my
A G D
head
A
For awhile, for awhile, for awhile
For a little while

Sleepyhead, come on let's take a ride
To the easy plateau in the back of your mind
Up through the alley, take the door under the stairs
My head ain't feeling nothing but cats and rocking chairs
Bad nights lead to better days
It never happens but I think about it anyway

I want an easy plateau Some place to hang my head
I want an easy plateau Some place to hang my head
For awhile, for awhile, for awhile
For a little while

D
How do I hold on to you If I can't hold on to me
Bm A
How do I hold on to you I want an easy plateau
Some place to rest my head for a little while

A G D A GD
I want an easy plateau Some place to rest my head
I want an easy plateau Some place to rest my head

 

 

Firecracker (Ryan Adams)

From: "Gold" (2001 - Universal)
Posted
and transcribed by Yankeegirl

(capo on 3)

intro: G / C / G repeat

[G]Black [C]Birds [G]Slow And Softly Breaks A [C] Glass Of [G]Wine
[G]Bro[C]ken [G]Bluesy Whisper [C]Sing To Me To[G]night
[Em]Well, Everybody Wants To [C]Go For[G]ever
[Em]I Just Wanna Burn Up [C]Hard And [G]Bright
[Em]I Just Wanna Be Your [C]Fire[G]cracker
[Am]And Maybe Be Your Baby To[C]night
[Am]Maybe Be Your Baby To[C]night

break: G / C/ G repeat

[G]La[C]dy, Your [G]Kicks Of Silence [C]Cough Into Your [G]Room
[G]Kiss [C]Me [G]Slow And Softly [C]Make Me Dream Of [G]You
[Em]Well, Everybody Wants To [C]Go For[G]ever
[Em]I Just Wanna Burn Up [C]Hard And [G]Bright
[Em]I Just Wanna Be Your [C]Fire[G]cracker
[Am]And Maybe Be Your Baby To[C]night
[Am]Maybe Be Your Baby To[C]night

break: G / C / G repeat

[G]So When Does The [Em]Plane Go Down
Cause Im Gonna [C]Ride It Till It Hits The [G]Ground
Then Go [Am]Out With A Fight
Cause I Just Wanna Be Your [C]Baby To[G]night
G / C / G repeat and fade

 

 

Halleluja (Ryan Adams)

From: "Demolition" (2002 - Universal)
Posted by Turd Fergusen and transcribed by Unknown


Capo 2

Intro: [G] [D] [C] x2
[G] [D] [C] [Am]

I've been a [G] desperate man
and I've been sheltered by a [C] lonely dream
If there's a [G] stranger here
looking back above the [C] bedroom sink
every night i [D] throw you out
leave you stranded on the [C] boulevard
you know that i [D] used you up
I used you liked i've [C] used 'em all

Oh the band singing [G]Halle [D]lu [C] jah
[G]Halle[D]lu[C]jah
[G]Halle[Em]lujah
You're [C] gone
Yeah you are gone

[G] [D] [C] x2
[G] [D] [C] [Am]

If I could have a [G] simple love
how would it feel and what [C]would it mean
I'd only [G] trade you away
for Mary [C] Magdalene
and would it [D] make me sing
yeah would it [C] make me king
and i wouldn't [D]have to wait
wait around for the [C] reasons

repeat chorus
then:

[Am] [C] [G] [D] x2

chorus.

Outtro:
[Am] [C] [D] [G]

 

 

Let It Ride (Ryan Adams)

From: "Cold Roses" (2005 - Lost Highway)
Posted
by KnobTwister and transcribed by Unknown



Capo 5
Am
Movin' like the fog on the Cumberland River
G F
I was leaving on the Delta Queen
F C G
I wasn't ready to go
F C G
I'm never ready to go
Am
Twenty-seven years of nothin' but failures
G C
And promises that I couldn't keep
F C G
Oh lord I wasn't ready to go
F C G
I'm never ready to go
Am
Let it ride


(Am) F C G
Let it ride easy down the road
Am
Let it ride
F C F
Let it take away all of the darkness
Am
Let it ride
F C G C F
Let it rock me in the arms of strangers, angels until it brings me home
(F)
Let it ride
(F)
Let it roll
Am
Let it go


Loaded like a sailor
Tumbling off a ferry boat
I was at the bar till three
Oh Lord, and I wasn't ready to go
I'm never ready to go
Tennessee's a brother to my sister Carolina where they're gonna bury me
And I ain't ready to go
I'm never ready to go
Let it ride let it ride easy down the road
Let it ride
Let it take away all of this darkness
Let it ride
Let it rock me in the arms of strangers, angels until it brings me home
Let it ride
Let it roll
Let it go


F7
I wanna see you tonight
F7
Dancing in the endless moonlight
C G
In the parking lot in the headlights of cars
F7
Someplace on the moon
F7
Where they moved the drive-in theater
C G
Where I left the car that I can't find but I still got the keys to
Am
Let it ride
Let it ride easy down the road
Let it ride
Let it take away all of this darkness
Let it ride
Let it rock me in the arms of strangers, angels until it brings me home
Let it ride
Let it roll
Let it go

 

 

Mega Superior Gold (Ryan Adams)

From: "Pink Heart Demos"
Posted
by BirdBrain and transcribed by Unknown

[Bsus2] x24400
[B5] x244xx
[C#7+9] x46600 (C#7th augmented 9th, not too sure if this chord name is correct)
[C5] x466xx
[Asus2] x02200
[G] 320033
[E] 022100
[E5]022xxx
[C#m] x4665x




Intro: Riff A x 4

Verse 1 w/ Riff A

[Bsus2]It's like you talk [C#7+9]all the [Asus2]time
[Bsus2]Can't tell the difference [C#7+9]in the truth or the [Asus2]lies
[Bsus2]Where do I get [C#7+9] off,[Asus2]where do I get off this [Bsus2]time? [C#7+9][Asus2]
So, [Bsus2]everybody's [C#7+9]f**king [Asus2]up
[Bsus2]Everybody's [C#7+9]f**king up [Asus2]
[Bsus2]Everybody [C#7+9]f**king up, [Asus2]who do I blame this time? [Bsus2][C#7+9][Asus2]

Bridge w/ riff B

[B5][C#5]It's like your talking [B5]all the [A5]time
[B5][C#5]And I can never [A5]hear a [E5]word
[B5][C#5]It's like your talking [B5]all the [A5]time
[B5][C#5]And I can never [A5]hear a [E5]word

Chorus
'Cause I'm [E]mega [Bsus2]superior [Asus2]gold, babe
And I'm [E]able to [Bsus2]do as I'm [Asus2]told, babe
And I've [C#m]heard it a thousand times
Why would I tell you lies? [G]
And [Asus2]I'm cocked and loaded, ready

[E] Ooh hoo, [Bsus2]Ooh hoo, [G] [Asus2]
[E] Ooh hoo, [Bsus2]Ooh hoo, [G] [Asus2]

Riff A x 4

Verse 2 w/ Riff A

See you out at the bar
Writing nasty sh*t in the bathroom stall
Pretty cheap dresses and lies, ain't no disguise
And everybody's f**king up
Everybody's f**king up
Everybody f**king up, who do I blame this time?

Bridge w/ riff B

It's like your talking all the time
But I can never hear a word
It's like your talking all the time
But I can never hear a word

Chorus
'Cause I'm mega-superior gold, babe
And I'm able to do as I'm told, babe
And I've heard it a thousand times
Why would I tell you lies?
And I'm cocked and loaded, ready

[E] Ooh hoo, [Bsus2]Ooh hoo, [G] [Asus2]
[E] Ooh hoo, [Bsus2]Ooh hoo, [G] [Asus2]
[E] Ooh hoo, [Bsus2]Ooh hoo, [G] [Asus2]
[E] Ooh hoo, [Bsus2]Ooh hoo, [G] [Asus2]

[E]

 

 

My Heart Is Broken (Ryan Adams)

From: "Jacksonville City Nights" (2005 - Lost Highway)
Posted
by Lloyd and transcribed by Lloyd (with the help of Tabbedout on chorus)

My heart is (D)broken
(G)my love (D)is gone
I lay (A)without you
(G)your pillow(D) cold
I am for(D)saken
(G)I can't (D)go on
My heart is (A)broken
(G)my love is(D) gone

Chorus:
A)Well if I hadn't cheated
while(D) you were gone
The(A) well that we've been drinking from
wou(G)ldn't have dried and turned (A)cold

My days are(D) empty
(G)my nights (D)are long
five cupps of(A) coffee
(G)for the years (D)gone wrong

Chorus:
A)Well if I hadn't cheated
while(D) you were gone
The(A) well that we've been drinking from
wou(G)ldn't have dried and turned (A)cold

My days are(D) empty
(G)my nights are (D)long
My heart is (A)broken
(G)my love is(D) gone
My heart is (A)broken
(G)my love is(D) gone

 

 

Pa (Ryan Adams)

From: "Jacksonville City Nights" (2005 - Lost Highway)
Posted
by Lloyd and transcribed by Lloyd (with the help of Tabbedout on Intro)

Intro lick:

E||------------------------------------------|
B||----------------------2-------------------|
G||----------------------2-------------------|
D||----------------------2-------------------|
A||-----------------0------------------------|
E||--0-0h2------5----------------------------|

(A)Pa drove to town yesterday to pick out a (D)grave
he found the lot where she'd (A)lay
And then he drove to old man (G)sutterton's (D)place
to (G)find him some (A)peace

(A)He got there round about 12 and he stayed till (D)three
and the sun left him down in the (A)valley
but the moon met him up in the (G)hills by the (D)lake
reflecting the (G)ghost of ma's (A)face

(A)suppertime came and went, no one heard from (D)him
sis left the food on his (A)plate, at the end of the table
right (G)next to mom's (D)place, where (G)nobody'd (A)sit.

(A)The telephone rang about four my sis answerd (D)it
and I felt the news through the (A)floorboards
like s long sullen(?) moan, like a (G)wreck on the (D)road
like a (G)joining of (A)hands

shalalalalala (G - D - A)
shalalalalala (G - D - A)
shalalalalala (G - D - A)
shalalalalala (G - D - A)

(A)So I drove to town yesterday to pick out his (D)grave
I found the lot where they (A)lay.
And then I drove to old man Ed (G)sutterton's (D)place
to (G)find me some (A)peace

 

 

Thank You Louise (Ryan Adams)

From: "Love Is Hell, Pt 2" (2004 - Lost Highway)
Posted and transcribed by Reaper Man

Capo on 1st

Intro

e
-------5-------3-----2p0----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0--------
B ----------------------------0h2-----------------------------------------------------------------------2--------------------
G -----3-------3---------------------------0-----------------0----------------0------------------2----------2---------------
D ---3-------3------------------------0---------0-------4--------4-------0--------0----0----------------------------------
A -0-------0--------0----------------------------------0---0---0---0------------0--2---------0----0----0----0-----------
E -----------------------------------3----3----3---3--------------------3---3----------------------------------------------

Verses

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

e ---------------------------0---------------
B ----------2p0-------------------------0--
G ----2---------------2------------2--------
D -------------------------------------------
A --0---0---------0-----0------0----0------
E --------------------------------------------

Chorus

e ------------------------------------------------------------0-------------------
B ----------0-------0---------0--------0------------2p0------------------0----
G --------------2------------------2------------2-------------------2------------
D -----0-----------------0-------------------------------------------------------- X2
A ---------------------------------------------0---0--------0----0------0-------
E ---3---3---3---3----3---3---3---3--------------------------------------------

E -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0---------------
B ----------0--------0---------0--------0---------0--------0---------0---------0-------------2p0---------------0---
G ------2-------2----------2-------2----------2-------2---------2---------2------------2-------------------2-------
D -------------------------------------------0---0---0---0-------------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0----0--------0----0----0------
E ----1---1---1---1-----3---3---3---3-------------------------3---3---3---3----------------------------------------


Thatís about it, the rest is just the same.

 

 

Wonderwall (Ryan Adams)

From: "Love Is Hell, Pt 1" (2004 - Lost Highway)
by Noel Gallagher
Posted and transcribed by Reaper Man

Capo on 3rd

Intro and Verse


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

Then at some point it goes-

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

Bridge

e -------------------------------------------------------------------------0-------------0---------
B --------------3-------------------------3-------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------0-----0-------2----------2----2-----------------------0-------------0---- Times 2
D -------2------------------------0----0----0----0-------------0h2-----------------------------
A ----3-----3-----3-----3------------------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------0------------------0---------------

Then

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

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

Chorus

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

Play this a few times and end on Em.

In the third verse, a second guitar plays something close to Ė

e --------------7-----------7-------------5-----------5-------------5-----------5--------------7-----------7---
B ------5------------5-----------5-----------5-------------5-----------5-----------5------------5---------
G -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D ---------------------------------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------------------------------
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0-----
E ----0-----0-----0-----0-----3-----3-----3-----3------------------------------------------------------------

It also plays some bits after, but I canít be bothered to do that. Finally, one of the guitars plays this piece with the piano at the end.

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


Play this a few times, and youíre done.