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rotate your phone

 

Steady As She Goes - Capo Version

The Raconteurs

 

Capo 2

 

Strum Guide

Intro Riff

 

    Am      Em      G       D

    D       D       D       D

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

Verse Riff

 

    Am    Em        G     D

    D     D         D     D

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

Chorus Strum

 

D   D U D   D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Bridge Strum:

 

D   D   D U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:     Drums 4 measures

               Drums and Bass 4 measures

               Drums, Bass, and Lead Guitar Riff 4 measures

 

               Intro Riff x2

               Verse Riff x2

 

 

(w/Verse Riff):

Find yourself a girl, and settle down       Live a simple

life in a quiet town

 

Chorus:

                       Am   Em    G   D

Steady as she goes                 Steady as she

     Am   Em    G   D

goes                         

 

So steady as she goes

 

Verse Riff x2

 

(w/Verse Riff):

Your friends have shown a kink in the single life            You've had too much to

think, now you need a wife

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

                            F (1)                           G (1)                                      Am (2)

Well here we go again, you've found yourself a friend that knows you well

                                     F (1)                    G (1)                                      D (2)

But no matter what you do, you'll always feel as though you tripped and fell   

 

So steady as she goes

 

Verse Riff x2

 

(w/Verse Riff):

When you have completed what you thought you had to do        And your blood's

depleted to the point of stable glue      Then you'll get along      Then you'll get along

 

Verse Riff x1

 

Lead Guitar Riff x1

 

Chorus

 

Bridge

 

 

(w/Verse Riff):

                             Am   Em   G   D

So steady as she goes                  Steady as she

     Am   Em   G   D

goes                         

 

                           Am             Em         G       D

Settle for a world, never up or down       Sell it to the

             Am             Em                G      D

crowd that is gathered ‘round      Settle for a

Am         Em                    G       D

girl, never up or down     Sell it to the

             Am             Em                  G       D

crowd that is gathered ‘round     

 

Lead Guitar Riff x2

 

Chorus x2

 

Chorus x2 (add “are you steady now?” to each line)

End on Am


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.