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    The Late Greats

    Wilco

     

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    Capo 3

    For ease of reading, this song has been written out in double-time.

     

    Chord Guide

             132

    D:    xx0232

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           123

    A:   x02220

          T  132

    D/F#: 2x0232

             132

    D/A:  x00232

             132

    D/E:  000232

     

     

     

    Strumming Guide

    Main Strum:

    >       >

    D U D   D   D U  w/swing feel

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Interlude 1 Strum (also w/swing feel):

    D       D     U D U D   D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    Intro: / D - - - / x4

     

             D (3)

    the greatest lost track of all time

                              G (2)

    the late greats' "Turpentine"

                                        D (2)

    you can't hear it on the radio

                                      A (2)

    you don't hear it anywhere you go

     

             D (3)

    The best band will never get signed

                                  G (2)

    K-Settes starring Butcher's Blind

                                        D

    Are so good, you won't ever know

    G                             D

        They never even played a show

    G (4)                                        

       You can't hear 'em on the radio

     

    Interlude 1:

    / D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - G - - /

    / - - - - / - - D - / - - G - / - - D - /

     

             D (3)

    The greatest singer in rock 'n' roll

                                G (2)

    Would have to be Romeo

                                        D

    His vocal cords are made of gold

    G                       (2, hold 3rd beat of 1st measure)

       He just looks a little too old

     

    Interlude 2 (In Single-Time 3/4):

    / D - - / - - - / D/F# - - / - - - /

    / D/A - - / D/E - - / - - - / - - - /

    / D/F# - - / - - - / D/G - / - - / - - / - - /

     

    Interlude 1 (1st 2 measures)

     

    Instrumental Verse

     

     

             D (3)

    The best songs will never get sung

                              G (2)

    The best laugh never leaves your lungs

                                D

    So good you won't ever know

    G                                       D

       You'll never hear it on the radio

    G (4)

      Can't hear it on the radio

     

    / D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - G - - /

    / - - - - / - - D - / - - G - / - - D - / - - G - / - - D (hold) /

     

     

     

     

    Intro:

     

    Interlude 1:


    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.