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Journey to the End of the East Bay

Rancid


Chords in (parentheses) are anticipated--the chord change happens on the 4+ of the previous measure.

 

Chord Guide (First Row is for Intro, second is for rest of song)

      1 3 4

C5: x151717xx

      1 3 4

G5: x101212xx

      1 3 4

A5: x121414xx

      1 3 4

F5:  x81010xx

       134

C5:   x355xx

      134

G5:   355xxx

      134

A5:   577xxx

      134

F5:   133xxx

 

Strum Guide

Intro Strum: D   D   D D D D

             1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

               D D D D D D DU

             1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +






Verse Strum:     <       <

             D D D D D D D D

             1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

                         <

             D D D D D D D D

             1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

           < = accented strum                       

Chorus Strum: D   D U   U D U

              1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

                U D U   U D U

              1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro (play twice):

/ C5 - - - / (G5) - - - / A5 - - - / (F5) - - - /

/ C5 - - - / (G5) - - - / F5 - - - / - - - - /

 

Verse 1 (w/Palm Mute):

C5         G5                A5              F5

Reconcile to the belief consumed in sacred ground for me

C5                     G5

There wasn't always a place to go

              A5               F5

But there was always an urgent need to belong

 

C5                   G5

All these bands and all this people

A5                    F5

All these friends and we were equals but

C5                 G5                   A5     F5

What you gonna do when everybody goes on without you

 

CHORUS

       C5 (½)         (G5) (½)   (A5) (½)        (F5) (½)

To the end to the end I'll journey to the end

       C5 (½)         (G5) (½)   (A5) (½)        (F5) (½)

To the end to the end I'll journey to the end                                                  

         C5 (½)   (G5) (½)   (A5) (½) (F5) (½)

To the e-e-     end          e-e-        end

       C5 (½)         (G5) (½)   (A5) (½)        (F5) (½)

To the end to the end I'll journey to the end

 

Verse 2 (w/Palm Mute):

C5                  G5            A5                                F5

Started in '87 ended in '89 You got a garage or an amp we'll play anytime

C5                                     G5           

    It was just the four of us, yeah man the core of us

A5                                 F5

Too much attention unavoidably destroyed us  

 

C5                    G5

Four kids on tour three thousand miles

A5                      F5

In a four door car not knowing what was going on

C5                            G5                  

You got a million years it would turn out like this

A5                        F5

Hell no, no premonition could've saved us

 

Chorus

 

Repeat Intro

 

Verse 3 (w/Palm Mute):

C5                     G5            A5                     F5

Matty came from far away from New Orleans into the East Bay

C5                    G5           

He said this is a Mecca

          A5                             F5

I said this ain't no Mecca man, this place is fucked

 

C5                       G5                     A5                    F5

Three months go by he had no home he had no food he's all alone

C5                       G5           

Matty said fool me once shame on you

            A5                              F5

He said fool me twice he went back to New Orleans

 

Chorus

 

/ C5 - - - / G5 - - - / A5 - - - / F5 - - - / x2 (2nd time you play F5, strum 1st and 3rd beats)

 

End on C5


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.