Safe European Home

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 EG#mE
 Wasn't I lucky and wouldn't it be loverly?
 AB
  (Where'd ya go?)
 EG#mE
 Send us all cards, have a laying in on Sunday.
 EG#mE
 I was there for two weeks, so how come I never tell now?
 EG#mE
 That natty dread drink in the Sheraton Hotel, yeah.
 AB
 F#mG#m
went to the place where every white face is an
 AB
 invitation to robbery.
 F#mG#m
An' sitting here in my safe european
A B (E – start interlude)
home. Don't wanna go back there a-gain.

Interlude:
E G#m |A B | (start slow – singles and doubles)
 ////
gain..ainnn,             a-
E G#m |A B |
gain..ainnn, ah-
E G#m |Asus2 A | (pick it up A bit)
ah, ahhh, ah-ah, ahh, ah-
E G#m |Asus2 A |
ah, ahhh, ah-ah, ahhhh.
E~ |

Verse 3:
 EG#mE
 They got the sun, they got the palm trees.
 AB
   (Oh.. wher'dya go?)
 EG#mE
 They got the weed, they got the taxies.
 EG#mE
Whoa, the harder they come and the home of ol' Blue Beat.
 EG#mE
I'd stay and be a tourist, but I can't take the gun play.
 AB
          Well I..

 F#mG#m
went to the place where every white face is an
 AB
 invitation to robbery.
 F#mG#m
An' sitting here in my safe european
A B (E – start outro)
home. Don't wanna go back there again.

Outro:
E G#m |Asus2 A | (start slow/quiet and build throughout)
/ // x / // x / // x/// // x//
E G#m |Asus2 A |
What?
 EG#mAsus2A
 Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy come from Jamaica 'cuz Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..

 EG#mAsus2A
 Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..
 EG#mAsus2A
 A-Rudy loot and a-Rudy shoot and a-Rudy come up then back down
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy come up then back down
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..

(enough Rudy's.. now on to the "European home" stuff...)
 EG#mAsus2A
 Nice guy!        Euuuurrr – ooo – peeeee-an     ho-oo-me.
Explosive! Euuuurrr – ooo – peeeee-an ho-oo-me.
A 24-track! Euuuurrr – ooo – peeeee-an ho-oo-me.
??? Euuuurrr – ooo – peeeee-an home. You're a
Safe Euuuurrr - ooo - peeeee-an ho-oo-me.
???

(repeat, mumbling and gargling on ?'s to fade)

 ---
I'm not too sure about the interlude, but it sounds nice as shown for a reprieve between
Also, the G#m in the verse may be a bit off, but there is something there that works in
"Capo on 2" version below. The G#m in the Chorus is my main addition here to other tabs.
have said to use a C#m, but that didn't sound right to me. In my 2nd version,
I think the transitions sound really nice, but the voicing is a bit high when using open
I worked both of these versions out myself using a mix of tabs and adding my own
in certain places.

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SAFE EUROPEAN HOME (Alt Version with: Capo on 2nd fret)

Chords use:
D = x00232
D/F# = 2x0232 (use thumb)
G = 320003 (or 320033)
G6 = 320000
Em = 022000
F#m = 244222
A = x02220

Verses:
Well I...
 DD/F#
 just got back and I wish I never leave now.
 GD
   (Where'd you go?)                 Who dat
 DD/F#
 Martian arrival over at the airport, yeah?
 GD
   (Where'd you go?)                    How
 DD/F#
 many local dollars for a local anesthetic?
 GD
   (Where'd you go?)                And the
 DD/F#
 Johnny on the corner was ah very sympathetic.
 GD
   (Where'd you go?)                 Oh I...
Chorus:

 EmF#m
 Went to the place where every white face is an
 GA
 in-vi-ta-tion to robber-ry.               An'
 EmF#m
 sitting   here   in my  safe   eur-o-pe-an
 GA
 home.           Don't   wanna go back there a-
D ~
gain.

Outro:

Play G6's on top strings (highs) then hammer down the 3rd fret notes to make the full G
play mostly on the bottom strings (lows). I think this part sounds even nicer in D's and
than the main version above. The rest of the song I like more without the capo.

 DD/F#G6G
 Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..     (etc.)

 And
 DD/F#G6G
 Nice guy!        Euuuurrr – ooo – peeeee-an     home, you're a
safe! Euuuurrr – ooo – peeeee-an home.

etc.

Hope these are improvements. Send comments and rate, please.

-C.Hall


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