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The Late Greats

Wilco

 

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Capo 3

For ease of reading, this song has been written out in double-time.

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       123

A:   x02220

      T  132

D/F#: 2x0232

         132

D/A:  x00232

         132

D/E:  000232

 

 

 

Strumming Guide

Main Strum:

>       >

D U D   D   D U  w/swing feel

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Interlude 1 Strum (also w/swing feel):

D       D     U D U D   D

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

 

 

Intro: / D - - - / x4

 

         D (3)

the greatest lost track of all time

                          G (2)

the late greats' "Turpentine"

                                    D (2)

you can't hear it on the radio

                                  A (2)

you don't hear it anywhere you go

 

         D (3)

The best band will never get signed

                              G (2)

K-Settes starring Butcher's Blind

                                    D

Are so good, you won't ever know

G                             D

    They never even played a show

G (4)                                        

   You can't hear 'em on the radio

 

Interlude 1:

/ D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - G - - /

/ - - - - / - - D - / - - G - / - - D - /

 

         D (3)

The greatest singer in rock 'n' roll

                            G (2)

Would have to be Romeo

                                    D

His vocal cords are made of gold

G                       (2, hold 3rd beat of 1st measure)

   He just looks a little too old

 

Interlude 2 (In Single-Time 3/4):

/ D - - / - - - / D/F# - - / - - - /

/ D/A - - / D/E - - / - - - / - - - /

/ D/F# - - / - - - / D/G - / - - / - - / - - /

 

Interlude 1 (1st 2 measures)

 

Instrumental Verse

 

 

         D (3)

The best songs will never get sung

                          G (2)

The best laugh never leaves your lungs

                            D

So good you won't ever know

G                                       D

   You'll never hear it on the radio

G (4)

  Can't hear it on the radio

 

/ D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - G - - /

/ - - - - / - - D - / - - G - / - - D - / - - G - / - - D (hold) /

 

 

 

 

Intro:

 

Interlude 1:


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.