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Alone 

A Shot In The Arm 

At Least That's What You Said 

Blood Of The Lamb

Kingpin 

Nothing Up My Sleeve

Passenger Side

Reservations 

We're Just Friends

What The World's Got In Store

When The Roses Bloom Again

When You Wake Up Feeling Old

 

Airline To Heaven (Wilco)

Lyrics by Woody Guthrie
Posted by Shoerider and transcribed by Andy Dieffenbach


It looks like Jay has the twelve string tuned to an open E (or open D
and has capoed the second fret) Mine is a make do version with a six
string.

The Chords are basically E A

(E)There's an airline (A)plane (E) Flies to (A) Heaven every (E)day
(A)Past them pearly (E)Gates...

Chorus:
(E) Them's got ears let them (A)hear
(E)Thems got eyes let them(B) see
(E) Turn your eyes to the (A)Lord of the skies
(ANd now back to verse progresion)
(E) (A)Take that airline (E)plane. It will (A)take you home (E)again.
(A)(E)(A) (B)Yes to your (E)home beyond the skies


e -------0---0---0---5---4^0
b -------0---0---0-----------0---
g# -----0---0---0-----------0--1^0
e ---0-------0---0-----------0---------2^0
b ---0-------0---0-----------0-
e ---0-------0---0------------0-

And for the A's he slides
e----
b----
g#---
e----4/5
b----4/5
e----4/5

 

 

Alone (Wilco)

Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Unknown

This song hasn't been getting the love it deserves, so I'm gonna try to do it a little justice. Any corrections would be dandy (can't always be 100% sure about everything), and that damn lyric change about the book at the last pre-chorus I still can't figure out. Also during the chorus, sometimes I think I hear "a long lonely alone" instead of "alone, lonely, alone." I don't know which is right; what do you guys think? anyway, here y'are:

********************************

intro (D)

shaking sugar from a (G) sugar spoon
(D) peppermint tea (A) afternoon
alone alone a-(D)-lone

taking a shower (G) take another nap
(D) watching television and (A) taking a bath
alone alone a-(D)-lone

(D7)

(G) i feel like a book but i (Gaug) just can't start it
(Em/G) feel like a lover, (E) broken hearted
(Am) i look in the mirror at the (AmMaj7) face in the glass
i (Am7) look like a question (D) no one ever asks

a-(G)-lone
(Cm) like i'm supposed to (G) be
(Cm) alone lonely a-(G)-lone
(Cm) like i'm supposed to (G) be (Cm)

(D) go for a walk
(G) go for a drive
(D) listen to the stereo and
(A) staying inside
alone alone a-(D)-lone

(D7)

(G) i feel like a book but i (Gaug) just can't start it
(Em/G) feel like a lover, (E) broken hearted
(Am) i look in the mirror at the (AmMaj7) face in the glass
i (Am7) look like a question (D) no one ever asks

a-(G)-lone
(Cm) like i'm supposed to (G) be
(Cm) alone lonely a-(G)-lone
(Cm) like i'm supposed to (G) be (Cm)

brief interlude (D)

shaking sugar from a (G) tablespoon
(D) little black coffee be-(A)-neath the moon
alone alone a-(D)-lone

(D7)

(G) i feel like a book with a (Gaug) big .....
(Em/G) i didn't finish (E) i didn't start it
(Am) i look in the mirror at the (AmMaj7) face in the glass
i (Am7) look like a question (D) no one ever asks

a-(G)-lone
(Cm) like i'm supposed to (G) be
(Cm) alone lonely a-(G)-lone
(Cm) like i'm supposed to (G) be (Cm)

ooh hoo (G) hoo (Cm)

repeat G-Cm til fade

***********************************

some of them trickier chords (low to high)
D7 - xx0212
Gaug - 321003 (i also use 32x043)
Em/G - 322003 (i also use 32x053)
AmMaj7 - x02110
Am7 - x02010

 

A Shot In The Arm (Wilco)

From Summerteeth
Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Warren Owen
Amendment by Michael (freakshowfilms.com)


[D]The ashtray says
[D]You were up all night
[G]When you went to bed
[Gm]With your darkest mind
[D]Your pillow wept
[D]And covered your eyes
[G]You finally slept
[Gm]While the sun caught fire
[D]You've changed
[D]We fell in love
[D]In the key of C
[G]We walked along
[Gm]Down by the sea
[D]You followed me down
[D]The neck to D
[G]and fell again
[Gm]Into the sea
[D]You changed
[G]Oh, You've [D]changed
[D]Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
[D]Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
[D]Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
[D]Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
[D]Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
[G]Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
[G]Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
[D]Something in my veins
[D]Bloodier than blood
[D]Something in my veins
[D]Bloodier than blood
[D]Something in my veins
[D]Bloodier than blood
[D]Something in my veins
[D]Bloodier than blood
[D]The ashtray says
[D]You were up all night
[G]When you went to bed
[Gm]With your darkest mind
[D]You changed
[G]Oh,You've [D]changed
[D]What you once were isn't what
You want to be any more
What you once were isn't what
You want to be any more
What you once were isn't what
You want to be any more
What you once were isn't what
You want to be any more
What you once were isn't what
You want to be any more

 

At Least That's What You Said (Wilco)

Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Unknown


Standard - Capo 2

Chorus:

E--------------------2-p-0-h-2--------
B--------------------3---3---3--------
G---0-----0-0---0----2---2---2--------
D---0-----0-0---0----0---0---0--------
A---0--h--2-2-p-0----0---0---0--------
E--0----0-0---0-----------------------

Verse:

"Atleast thats what you said"
E--------------------------2-
B--------------------------3-
G--0---0----0----0----0----2-
D--0---0----0----0----0----0-
A--0---2----0----2----0----0-
E--0---0----0----0----0------


interlude: (repeat as verse)

E----------------------------------
B--0--0---0---0--------------------
G--0--0---0---0----------------0--2
D--2--2-p-0-h-2--0----4--2--4------
A--2--2---2---2--0-h--5------------
E--0--0---0---0--0-h--5------------

D - 000232
D(2) - 000230

D > D(2) > D

theres some struming and repeating then D

------------------------------

When I sat down on the bed next to you
You started to cry
Said maybe if you leave you'll want me
To come back home
Or maybe you just mean leave me alone
At least that's what you said

You're irresitible when you get mad
Isn't it sad
I'm immune
And I thought it was cute
For you to kiss
My purple black eye
Even though I caught it from you
I still think we're serious
At least that's what you said

 

Blood Of The Lamb (Wilco)

From: Mermaid Avenue Vol 2
Lyrics: Woody Guthrie

Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Warren Owen
Thanks to "Mel" for pointing out the "Roses" connection

This song has an interesting relationship with a song recorded for Mermaid Avenue Vol I, that was called When The Roses Bloom Again, basically the songs share the same melody, "Roses" was featured in the documentary "Man In The Sand", which showed the making of the "Mermaid Avenue" album from Billy Bragg's perspective. Sean Slone emailed me to say it later appeared on Sally Timms' album "Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments". The song was not included on Mermaid Avenue as it was found the lyrics were not written by Woody Guthrie. Interesting Harry Brown did some research and found the following:

Title: I'll be with you when the roses bloom again.
First Line: They are roaming in the gloaming, where the roses are in bloom
Chorus: When the roses bloom again beside the river
Music by: Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards.
Words by: Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards.
P/P/D: New York : E. A. Mills, c1901.
Location: SPC, KIRK PS 1900-1913
Kirk Collection, Indiana State University

Whether this is the same song lyric, or a reworking of a traditional lyric theme is unknown. Whilst Blood Of The Lamb has the same melody as Where The Roses Bloom Again, the key and chord arrangement are different but it is clearly the same song root. I guess that they reworked it when they discovered the lyric problem with "Roses". Interestingly "Blood of the Lamb" music is credited to Bennett/Tweedy while "Roses" music was credited to Tweedy alone.

Are your [Em]garments all spotless?
Are they [B7]white as the snow?
Are you [C]washed in the blood of the [Em]lamb?
Is your [Em]soul all spotless?
Is it [B7]clean as the snow
Are you [C]washed in the blood of the [Em]lamb?
I am [C]washed, yes I'm [G]washed
I am [D]washed in the [Em]blood
I'm all [C]washed in the blood of the [G]lamb
I'm all [C]clean, I'm all [B]spotless
I'm all [Em]pure like like the snows
I'm all [C]washed in the [D]blood of the [Em]lamb
{same chords for all verses}
Have you laid down your burdens?
Have you found peace and rest
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?
I've laid down all my troubles
I've found peace and rest
I'm all washed in the blood of the lamb
{chorus chords no vocal}
Have your learn't to love your neighbors?
Of all colors,creeds and kinds?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?
I've learn't to love my peoples
Of all color,creeds and kinds
I'm all washed in the blood of that lamb
I am [C]washed, yes I'm [G]washed
I am [D]washed in the [Em]blood
I'm all [C]washed in the blood of the [G]lamb
I'm all [C]clean, I'm all [B]spotless
I'm all [Em]pure like like the snows
I'm all [C]washed in the [D]blood of the [Em]lamb

 

 

Kingpin (Wilco)

From: "Being There"
Posted  by Nortwoods and transcribed by Ed Goldsworthy

(just the same chords thoughout)
G C/G G
I wanna be your kingpin,
G C/G G
living in............ Pekin.
I wanna be your bigwig, living in Pekin.
I caught the flu and away I flew.
N.Y.C., pediate blue.
Dimeatap, and spinal tap, a-city maps, and hand claps.
Statue of liberty play, it only works once, don't throw it away.
Cause I wanna be your kingpin, living in Pekin
Living in Pekin, livin in....
How can I, how can I give my love to you when I don't know what to do.


Nothing Up My Sleeve (Wilco)

From: "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" demos
Posted by Notwoods and transcribed by Unknown


The intro/verse chords go something like this:
e......3.......0.......0......3
B......3.......1......(1).....3
G......0.......0.......0.......0
D......0.......2.......1.......0
A......2.......3.......3.......2
E......3.......x.......x.......3
.......G.......C......Cm.....G
What I'm calling a Cm chord may not actually be a Cm, this just sounds closest to what Jeff's playing in my opinion.

(G)I won't ever cry for (C)you
And (Cm)you won't ever shed tears for (G)me
There's nothing up my (C)sleeve
That (Cm)you haven't already (G)seen

It's not that I don't (C)care at all
(Em)We lost (D)touch so (C)long ago
(B7)It may be our anni-(C)versary
But I..(Am)I wouldn't really (D)know

(Em)The phone won't ever (Am)ring
In the (D)middle of the (G)night
And if it ever (C)does
I can (Cm)assure you it won't be (Em)me (G) (C) (Cm) (Em)

I'll find somebody new
And you might find somebody too
There's something up his sleeve
That you haven't already seen

It's not that I don't care anymore
We lost touch so long ago
It may be our anniversary
I wouldn't really know

My phone won't ever ring
In the middle of the night
And if it ever does
I can assure you it won't be me

G C Cm G during the whistling interlude

It's not that I don't care at all
We lost touch so long ago
It may be our anniversary
But I wouldn't really know

G C Cm G

I think this is pretty close.

 

 

Passenger Side (Wilco)

Posted and transcribed by KnobTwister

Intro
Use C as the form

e -------------------
B ---1--------1------
G -----0--------0----
D -------2-h3-----3--
A -3-----------------
E -------------------

C F C
Hey, wake up, your eyes weren't open wide
Am G
For last couple of miles
C
You've been swervin' from side to side
F G
You're gonna make me spill my beer
C F
If you don't learn how to steer

F D F
Passenger side
C x20010 Am G
Passenger side -ide
D F C
Don't like ridin' on the passenger side

C F C
Roll another number for the road
Am G C
Your the only sober person I know
F G
Won't you let me make you a deal
C F
Just get behind the wheel

F D F
Passenger side
C x20010 Am G
Passenger side -ide
D F C
Don't like ridin' on the passenger side


Am
Should've been the driver
G
Could've been the one
C
Should've been your lover
F
But I hadn't ... seen
C F
Can you take me to the store
C
and then the bank
Am G C
I got five dollars we can put in the tank
F G
I got a court date coming this June
C F
I'll be driving soon

F D F
Passenger side
C x20010 Am G
Passenger side -ide
D F C x20010 Am G
Don't like ridin' on the passenger side -ide
D F C
Don't like ridin' on the passenger side

 

 

Reservations (Wilco)

Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Mike M
From: "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot


Capo 3rd fret. Chords reflect capo placement

intro: D-Bm-F#m-G-A7-D

(D)How can I convince you it's me I don't like?
And (Bm)not be so indifferent to the (F#m)look in your eyes.
When I've (G)always been distant, and I've always told (A7)lies for love(D)

I'm bound by the choices so hard to make
(Bm)Bound by these feelings so (F#m)easy to fake
But (G)none of this is real enough to (A7)take me from you(D)

I've got reser(F#m)vations
'Bout (Bm)so many (F#m)things but (Em)not about (A7)you

solo D-Bm-F#m-G-A7-D

(D)I know this wasn't what you were wantin' me to say
(Bm)How can I get closer and be (F#m)further away?
And the (G)truth? It proves it's beauti(A7)ful to lie(D) (A7)

(D)I've got reser(F#m)vations
'Bout (Bm)so many (F#m)things but (Em)not about (A7)you
(D)I've got reser(F#m)vations
'Bout (Bm)so many (F#m)things but (Em)not about (A7)you
Not about (G)you
Not about (F#m)you
Not about (Em)you
(A7)Not about (D)you


**Note: I took this off a solo acoustic version and it sounds
as if Tweedy is playing the (G) chord with a finger added on
the second string, third fret and the (Em) with a finger added
to the first string, third fret.

 

 

We're Just Friends (Wilco)

From: "Just In Time For Something" (2005)
Posted and transcribed by Tabbedout

From Summerteeth
Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Warren Owen
Amended after a suggestion by Joel Gerlach

Intro C ( let in ring )
Over and [G]over and [Am]over ag[G]ain
[F]I say that [Em]we're just [Dm]friends
[C]For[G]get the [Am]impli[G]cations
[F]Infatu[Em]ations [Dm]end
[E]If love's so easy, [F]why is it hard
[C]I can't imagine[Ab] ever being [Am]apart[Ab]
[F]I'll come back to [C]you [Am Ab]
[F]It'll be brand [C]new [Dm]
[G]But I promise
We're just friends
[C]Over and [G]over and [Am]over [G]again
[F]I try to [Em]make [Dm]amends
[C]For [G]everything [Am]I've done [G]wrong
[F]My whole [Em]world just [Dm]spins
[E]Make some coffee, [F]hold me up
qa[C]Try and talk me out of[Ab] giving [Am]up
[F]I'll come back to [C]you [Am Ab]
[F]It'll be brand [C]new[Dm]
[G]But I promise
We're just [F]friends[G C D Ab Fm C]

 

 

What The World's Got In Store (Wilco)

Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Unknown

from Being There


[A] Close your eyes and [Bm] go to [D] sleep, [A] baby [E]
[A] Take your head [Bm] off your [D] feet, [A] honey [E]

[A] Cause you've been working hard [Bm] and I [D] know you're [E] tired
[A] You been tryin' [Bm] hard not to [D] think I'm a [Dm] liar

[A] What's the world got in [D] store
[A] What's the world got in [D] store for you
[A] What's the world got in [D] store for you now [E]

[A] Come on [Bm] baby [D] somehow, [A] I need [E] you
[A] Do I [Bm] have to show you [D] how, [A] baby [E]

[A Bm D E A Bm D Dm]

[Bm] I'm not trying to [A] knock you out, [Bm] or was it about [A]
[C#m] I just now you [F#] need your rest I [Bm] can't say what's best for [D] you [E]

solo
[A Bm D A E x2]

[A] You been workin' hard [Bm] and I [D] know you're [E] tired
[A] I've been tryin' hard [Bm] not to [D] feel like a [Dm] liar

[A] What's the world got in [D] store
[A] What's the world got in [D] store for you
[A] What's the world got in [D] store for you now
[A] What's the world got in [D] store
[A] What's the world got in [D] store for you
[A] What's the world got in [D] store for you now [hold D] [Bm A x2]

 

 

When The Roses Bloom Again (Wilco)

From "Mermaid Avenue Sessions"
Posted by Shoerider and transcribed by Harry Brown

Key amended by Warren Owen after hearing the now definitive version as played by Wilco on the Oxford Sampler
This song was featured in the documentary "Man In The Sand", which showed the making of the "Mermaid Avenue" album from Billy Bragg's perspective. Sean Slone emailed me to correct the song title, and to say
it later appeared on Sally Timms' album "Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments". It later surfaced on the CD sampler that came with Oxford American Magazine in Summer 2000 and then on the soundtrack to Chelsea Walls
The song was not included on Mermaid Avenue as it was found the lyrics were not written by Woody Guthrie. Interesting Harry Brown did some research and found the following:

Title: I'll be with you when the roses bloom again.
First Line: They are roaming in the gloaming, where the roses are in bloom
Chorus: When the roses bloom again beside the river
Music by: Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards.
Words by: Will D. Cobb & Gus Edwards.
P/P/D: New York : E. A. Mills, c1901.
Location: SPC, KIRK PS 1900-1913
Kirk Collection, Indiana State University

Whether this is the same song lyric, or a reworking of a traditional lyric theme is unknown.

The story gets more interesting with the release of Mermaid Avenue Vol II. A song on that album is called Blood Of The Lamb. It has the same melody as Where The Roses Bloom Again, the key and chord arrangement are different
from the one below but it is clearly the same song root. I guess that they reworked it when they discovered the lyric problem with "Roses". Interestingly "Blood of the Lamb" music is credited to Bennett/Tweedy while "Roses" music was credited to Tweedy alone.

The Sally Timms version has the same progression in a different key chords are F#m Bm D A x2 for verse, D Bm A F#m x 2 for chorus although probably best played with a capo on 2 and Em Am C G x2, C Am G Em x2

Verse 1
They were [Am]strolling in the gloaming
Where the [Dm]roses were in bloom
A [F]soldier and his sweetheart lady [C]true
And their [Am]hearts were filled with sorrow
And their [Dm]thoughts were of tomorrow
As she [F]pinned a rose upon his coat of [C]blue

Chorus 1
Do not [F]ask me love to linger
When you [Dm]know not what to say
For [C]duty calls your sweetheart's name [Am]again
And your [F]heart need not be sighing
If [Dm]I be among the dying
I'll be [C]with you when the [F]roses bloom [C]again

Verse 2
When the roses bloom again
Beside the river
And the mockingbird has sung his sweet refrain
In the days of auld lang syne
I'll be with you sweetheart mine
I'll be with you when the roses bloom again

Verse 3
Mid the rattle of the battle
Came a whisper soft and low
A soldier who had fallen in the fray
I am dying, I am dying
And I know I'll have to go
But I want to tell you
Before I pass away

Chorus 2
There's a far and distant river
Where the roses are in bloom
A sweetheart who is waiting there for me
And it's there I pray you take me
I've been faithful, don't forsake me
I'll be with her when the roses bloom again

 

 

When You Wake Up Feeling Old (Wilco)

From Summerteeth
Posted by Nortwoods and transcribed by Warren Owen

[G]When you [C]wake up
[G]Feelin' [C]old
[G]At this [C]piano
[G]filled with [C]souls
[C]Some strange [Bm]purse
Stuffed [C]nervous with [Am]gold
[G]Can you [C]be where you want to [G]be
[G]Walk down [C]any street
[G]You can [C]find
[G]Look at [C]any clock
[G]Telling [C]time
[C]Sing some strange [Em]verse
[C]From some strange song of [Am]vines
[G]And you'll [C]be where you want to [G]be
[Em]I know I [Am]can't sing
[G]'Til she [Am]brings the song to [Em]life
[Am]And I blend with kings
[A7]We'd never change a [G]thing

[G]Who knows [C]anything
[G]I don't [C]know
[G]There are so [C]many things
[G]I must leave [C]alone
[C]Some strange [Bm]person
Is [C]calling you their [Am]home
[G]Can you [C]be where you want to [G]be { slow to fade}