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Neighbor of the Beast

The Kings of Mongrel Folk


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Strum: B U D U B U D U   w/alternating bass and swing feel

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Chord Guide


E:    022100

       213 4

B7:   x21202


A:    x02220




Intro:  / E - - - / B7 - - - / A - - - / E - - - / - - - - /


                E                         B7            A                     E

There’s a shinin’ four-square city out beyond the sunlit sea

         E (2)                                                          B7 (2)

With gemstone walls and streets all paved with gold

                   E                      B7              A                 E

And you’ve heard about the savior, you know the trinity

                      E                 B7             E (2)

Well here’s a story that the bible never told


                B7 (2)                                   A                               E

There’re twelve gates to the city in the north, south east, and west

            E (2)                                          B7 (2)

And a windin’ road that heads out to the east

              E              B7                   A                 E

And on a little rusty mailbox about fifteen miles down

                     E           B7        A                     E

You see the number 667, the neighbor of the beast


                E                           B7                       A                          E

Well, the beast has been my neighbor since his folks moved out of town

              E (2)                                      B7 (2)

And I recall that he’d be cryin’ after school

               E                        B7                            A                    E           

He’s got seven heads, he’s got ten horns, and on every horn a crown

           E                       B7                     E (2)

And I guess the other kids were kinda cruel


              B7 (2)                              A                   E

Well he started cuttin’ classes and runnin’ with a gang

                E (2)                                              B7 (2)

And they never missed a chance to break the law

              E                     B7                          A                               E

Oh, the four of them on horseback, and the pale horse was called Death

                  E                        B7             E (2)

That’s the meanest bunch of kids I ever saw


       E                  B7                    A                     E

The summer after high school, he took himself a wife

                            E (2)                                B7 (2)

We hoped they’d settle down and raise a family

                       E                      B7                    A                          E           

But they were poor and always fightin’ and she couldn’t stand the life

             E                    B7            E (2)

I often wonder what became of 333


                     B7 (2)                                      A                       E

Now he just raises hell and parties from the midnight to the dawn

                  E (3)                                                             B7

I know he’s in there makin’ whoopie to the whore of Babylon

             E                       B7                A                     E

And I’m sick to death of Motorhead, or is that Judas Priest?

                            E                     B7                 A                       E

Hey!  Could you play some Willie Nelson for the neighbor of the beast?

                 E                                 B7                   A                    E

Could you play some George and Tammy for the neighbor of the beast?

                 E                            B7               A                     E (hold)

Could you play some Tim and Molly for the neighbor of the beast?

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.