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2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Lucinda Williams

 

You can find audio files explaining each part of this song here: Jam Tracks (near bottom of page)

 

Drop D Tuning (DADGBE)

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    000232

      3    1

G:    5×0003

        123

A:    x02220

 

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro (w/main riff):  / D – – – / G – A – / x 2

                                   / D (hold) – – – / – – – – /


D                                             G (½)                     A (½)

  You can’t depend on anything really, there’s no promises
   D                    G (½)   A (½)

there’s no point

D                                          G (½)          A (½)
   There’s no good there’s no bad In this dirty little

 D                    G (½)   A (½)

joint
G                              A
No dope smoking no beer sold after 12 o’clock

 G                                      A
Rosedale Mississippi Magic City Juke Joint

G                                       A
Mr Johnson sings over in a corner by the bar

  G                                       A
Sold his soul to the devil so he can play guitar

 

Chorus:

D          G (½)            A (½)
    Too cool to be forgotten, hey

  D             G (½)            A (½)
Hey.  Too cool to be forgotten

 

Repeat Intro


D                                             G (½)             A (½)

Man running thru the grass outside says he wants to take up

 D           G (½)   A (½)

serpents

D                                              G (½)            A (½)
    Says he will drink the deadly thing and it will not

  D           G (½)   A (½)
hurt him

 G                       A
House rule no exceptions

G                              A
No bad language no gambling no fighting

 G                             A
Sorry no credit don’t ask

 G                                 A
Bathroom wall reads is God the answer? Yes.


Chorus

 

Bridge:

G          A

June bug vs. hurricane

G           A

June bug vs. hurricane, hey hey

 

(w/main riff):  / D – – – / G – A – / x 2

 

Solo:                  / G – – – / A – – – / x2

 

Repeat Intro (hold last D for 4 measures)

 

D                 G (½)       A (½)

I had a lover,        I thought he was

  D           G (½)   A (½)

mine

D                                 G (½)   A (½)

   Thought I’d always be his   valentine

G                                             A

Leaning against the railing of a Lake Charles bridge

G                                           A

Overlooking the river leaning over the edge

G                                                             A

   He asked me would you jump into the water with me

G                                                      A                         

    I told him no way baby that’s your own death you see

 

Chorus

 

Repeat Bridge

 

(w/main riff):    

/ D – – – / G – A – / x 4

 

End on D

 

 

 

Main Riff:

               D           D      U           U            U           D            D      U            U           D    U

               1    +     2      +     3     +     4    +           1    +      2      +     3     +           4     +

 

 

 

Solo:

             G                                                                   A

             D                    D             D     U                     D     U             U

             1    +     2       +      3     +     4    +               1     +      2      +     3     +           4     +

 

 

            G                                                          A                                                              D

             D                 D            D    U                  D     U           U           U     D    U

             1    +    2     +     3     +    4    +            1     +    2     +     3    +     4     +


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.