old laughing lady Neil Young
[Archivers note: this is the version from 'Decade' - rcwoods] THE OLD LAUGHING LADY D Em/D Dmaj7 Em/D Don't call pretty Peggy, she can't hear you no more. D Em/D Dmaj7 Don't leave no message 'round her back door. G/D D Em/D They say the "Old Laughing Lady" been here before. Dmaj7 Dm7 G She don't keep time, she don't count score. D Gm7 Am7 D You can't have a cupboard if there ain't no wall. You got to move, There's no time left to stall. They say the "Old Laughing Lady" dropped by to call. When she leaves, she leaves nothing at all. Dmaj7 Dm7 Dmaj7 Dm7 G/D Dmaj7 Dm7 Dmaj7 Dm7 G/D D See the drunkyard of the village falling on the street. Can't tell his ankles from the rest of his feet. He loves his old laughing lady 'cause her taste is so sweet. But the laughing lady's lovin', ain't the kind he can keep. D (D/Bb) D/C D There's a fever on the freeway, blacks out the night. There's a slipping on the stairway, just don't feel right. And there's a rumbling in the bedroom and a flashing of light. Dmaj7 Dm7 C(addD) There's the "Old Laughing Lady", ev'rything is all right. OBS! The chords in this song is: D Em/D Dmaj7 Dm7 G G/D |||X|| |||X|| |||X|| |||X|| ||||X| |||X|| ||||X| ||||X| ||||X| ||||X| |||||| ||||X| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| XX|||| |||||| The chords starts on fret: 2 4 6 5 3 7 lyrics: from the c-d sleeve chords: audio corrections/additions welcomed email@example.com added notes by: firstname.lastname@example.org (David W Smith) -------------- Old Laughing Lady : Unplugged G C G G Don't call pretty Peggy, C G She can't hear you no more Don't leave no message C G Round her back door C They say the old laughing lady G Been here before D C She don't keep time G She don't count score G C G G You can't have a cupboard C G If there ain't no wall You got to move C There's no time for you to stall C 020010 Am They say the old laughing lady C D G Dropped by to call D Am And when she leaves C G She leaves nothing at all verse: (without the run through Am) G See the drunkard of the village C G Fallin' on his feet He can't tell his ankle C G From the rest of his feet C 020010 Am He loves his old laughing lady C G Bm Because the taste is so sweet D But the laughin' lady's loving Am C G Ain't the kind he can keep D Am C G G There's a fever on the freeway C G Blacks out the night There's a slippin' on the stairway C G Just don't feel right C There's a rumblin' in the bedroom C G And a flashin' of light D There's the old laughing lady C G Everything is all right D There's the old laughing lady C G Everything is all right D Am C G x2 notes: the quick change to C and G at the end of many lines is omitted it occurs everywhere but 'if there ain't no wall / you got to move...' the run through from C to Am via the B note is a familiar ny trick... added: Neil embellishes the G chords by hammering on the E note on the second fret of the D string with his index finger. I also believe that he plays some of his G chords in the D chord shape at the 7th fret (G/D). Strum loosely with an easy feel.
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