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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.