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    1979

    Smashing Pumpkins


    Riff:

    E---------------------------------------------------
    B---------------------------------------------------
    G---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-9-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------
    D---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-7-6-4-2-4-6-7-9-9-9-
    A---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
    E---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------

     

    Intro:  Riff x1

     

    w/Riff:

    A                       Emaj7   E

    Shakedown 1979

    A                                        Emaj7  E

    Cool kids never have the time

    A                                             Bsus4  
    On a live wire right up off the street

                 B
    You and I should meet

     

    A                                       Emaj7   E
    Junebug skipping like a stone

    A                                                        Emaj7   E
    With the headlights pointed at the dawn

    A                                                Bsus4      B
    We were sure we’d never see an end to it all

     

     

          E        Emaj7  Amaj7
    And I don’t even care to shake these zipper blues

    E    Emaj7     Amaj7
    And we don’t know  Just where our bones will rest
    E   Emaj7  Amaj7

    To dust I guess  Forgotten and

    Bsus4                 B
    absorbed into the earth below

     

    Resume Riff:

    A                                                     Emaj7   E

    Double cross the vacant and the bored

    A                                                                 Emaj7  E
    They’re not sure just what we have in the store

    A                              Bsus4          B
    Morphine city slippin dues down to see

     

              E        Emaj7  Amaj7
    That we don’t even care as restless as we are

    E      Emaj7  Amaj7
    We feel the pull in the land of a thousand

    E              Emaj7  Amaj7

    Guilts and poured cement, lamented and

    B                                   C#m      A

    Assured to the lights and towns below

    B                        C#m      A
    Faster than the speed of sound

    B                        C#m         A
    Faster than we thought we’d go,

    F#                B

    beneath the sound of hope

     

    Resume riff:

    A                                      Emaj7   E
    Justine never knew the rules,

    A                                                         Emaj7   E
    Hung down with the freaks and the ghouls
    A                                           Emaj7   E

    No apologies ever need be made,

    A                                         Bsus4   B

    I know you better than you fake it to see

     

    Repeat First Chorus

     

    Resume riff

    A                                                 Emaj7   E
    The street heats the urgency of now

    A                                                 E (hold)
    As you see there’s no one around


    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.