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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 - - - / - - - - /

           / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

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

           / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

     

    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 - - - / x6

     

                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 (minus first line)

                   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 (minus first line)

     

                       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 - - - / x2


    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

     

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

    / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

     

    End on G

     


    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.