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Sugar Mountain

Neil Young

Tune guitar whole step down

 

Strum:     B   D   D U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

D11:  x54030

       32 1

C:    x32010

        3214

F9:   xx3213

         231

Dm:   xx0231

 

 

 

Intro:          / G - - - / x4

                   / D11 - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

 

Chorus:

G (2)             F9 (2)

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain

G (2)                                F9 (2)
With the barkers and the colored balloons,

G (2)                        F9 (2)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain

Dm (3)                                                                   G (2)
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon,

Dm (2)                          G (2)
You're leaving there too soon.

 

            G               F9
It's so noisy at the fair

     F9                           G (2)

But all your friends are there

              G                    F9
And the candy floss you had

                F9                      G (2)
And your mother and your dad.

Chorus

 

Repeat Intro

               G                          F9
There's a girl just down the aisle,

           F9                          G (2)
Oh, to turn and see her smile.

              G                            F9
You can hear the words she wrote

            F9                     G (2)
As you read the hidden note.

Chorus

Repeat Intro

 

                   G                      F9
Now you're underneath the stairs

                  F9                       G (2)
And you're givin' back some glares

            G                     F9
To the people who you met

              F9               G (2)
And it's your first cigarette.

Chorus

               G                        F9
Now you say you're leavin' home

                   F9              G (2)
'Cause you want to be alone.

            G                  F9
Ain't it funny how you feel

                    F9                 G (2)
When you're findin' out it's real?

Chorus


G (2)             F9 (2)

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain

G (2)                                F9 (2)
With the barkers and the colored balloons,

G (2)                        F9 (2)
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain

Dm (3)                                                                   G (2)
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon

 

Repeat Intro (just one progression)



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.