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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



                       Am   Em    G   D

Steady as she goes                 Steady as she

     Am   Em    G   D



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





                            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







(w/Verse Riff):

                             Am   Em   G   D

So steady as she goes                  Steady as she

     Am   Em   G   D



                           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.