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    Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    Capo 2

    Chord Guide
           32 1
    C:    x32010
    F:    133211
           2  1
    C/B:  x2x010
            2 1
    Am7:  x02010
           3 2 1
    Am7/G: 3x2010
    Dm7:  xx0211
    Strum Guide
    Main Strum: B   D U   U D U
                1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
    ½-Measure Strum: B   D U
                     1 + 2 + 
    Intro (Instrumental Verse)

                      C (2)

    They were hiding behind hay bales

                       F                   C
    They were planting in the full moon

                   C (½)   C/B (½)      Am7 (½)    Am7/G (½)    F        G  
    They had given   all they had for         something new

                C (2)
    But the light of day was on them

                       F                        C
    They could see the thrashers coming

                   C (½)   C/B (½)      Am7 (½)    Am7/G (½)    F      G  
    And the water shone like     diamonds   in the          dew


           F              G

    And I was just getting up

               C                      F

    hit the road before it's light

       F                        G                 C (2)
    Trying to catch an hour on the sun

                 F                            G
    When I saw those thrashers rolling by,

                   C (½)            C/B (½)   Am7
    Looking more than two lanes    wide

              Dm7 (2)                               G (2)
    I was feelin' like my day had just begun.


                    C (2)

    Where the eagle glides ascending

                     F                   C
    There's an ancient river bending

                         C (½)      C/B (½)    Am7 (½)  Am7/G (½)    F                          G  
    Through the timeless gorge of changes              where sleeplessness awaits

        C (2)
    I searched out my companions,

                     F                   C
    Who were lost in crystal canyons

                    C (½)       C/B (½)  Am7 (½)   Am7/G (½)    F               G  
    When the aimless blade of science      slashed the    pearly gates.


                 F                     G

    It was then I knew I'd had enough,

                        C                   F
    Burned my credit card for fuel

    F                                         G                               C (2)
       Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand

               F                                G
    With a one-way ticket to the land of truth

                   C (½)    C/B (½)   Am7
    And my suitcase in my      hand

              Dm7 (2)                                     G (2)
    How I lost my friends I still don't understand.


       C (2)

    They had the best selection,

                       F                       C
    They were poisoned with protection

                       C (½)    C/B (½)      Am7 (½)  Am7/G (½)    F                       G  
    There was nothing that they needed,                        nothing left to find

                      C (2)
    They were lost in rock formations

              F                             C
    Or became park bench mutations

                 C (½)        C/B (½)      Am7 (½)  Am7/G (½)      F          G  
    On the sidewalks and in the stations         they were waiting, waiting


    F                              G

       So I got bored and left them there,

                     C                            F
    They were just deadweight to me

    F                          G                        C (2)
       Better down the road without that load

    F                                                  G
      Brings back the time when I was eight or nine

                C (½)           C/B (½)  Am7
    I was watchin' my mama's T.V.

                       Dm7 (2)                                G (2)
    It was that great Grand Canyon rescue episode.


                      C (2)

    Where the vulture glides descending

               F                        C
    On an asphalt highway bending

                       C (½)  C/B (½)  Am7 (½)  Am7/G (½)    F                       G  
    Through libraries   and museums,                        galaxies and stars

                     C (2)
    Down the windy halls of friendship

                F                            C
    To the rose clipped by the bullwhip

                C (½)  C/B (½)    Am7 (½)  Am7/G (½)       F                           G  
    The motel of  lost  companions          waits with heated pool and bar.


    F                           G

       But me I'm not stopping there,

                C                       F
    Got my own row left to hoe

    F                     G                         C (2)
       Just another line in the field of time

                         F                              G
    When the thrashers comes, I'll be stuck in the sun

                 C (½)  C/B (½)  Am7
    Like the dinosaurs in  shrines

                 Dm7 (2)                                             G (2)
    But I'll know the time has come to give what's mine.


    Instrumental Verse


    End on C






    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.