Chesterfield King

Jawbreaker

"Chesterfield King"
written and performed by Jawbreaker
(C) and (P) 1992 Punk: The Other White Meat music (BMI)
from the Tupelo/Communion release Bivouac (Comm 38-2, Tup 38-2)
transcribed by Mike Ripplinger (openface@aol.com)

 Notes
* (p) = palm-muted
* I'm not the best at transcribing solos, so the solo may be inaccurate
* The F#/G chord is a G power chord with the root lowered a half-step:
D---5--|
A---5--|
E---2--|

***
"Chesterfield King"

GC GC GC GC

 Verse
 GEBC
                            (p)        (p)
We stood in your room and laughed out loud.
 GEAC
                                               
Suddenly the laughter died
 GEBC
                              (p)   (p)
and we were caught in an eye to eye.
 GE
                                       
We sat on the floor and did we sit close
 AC
               
I could smell your thoughts and thought.
 GCG
                     
Do you want to touch a lot like me?
Too scared to say a thing.

 Pre-cborus
 
 BC
  (p)                (p)
I left your house and kicked myself.
 EDC
  (p)               (p)         
I put those feelings on a shelf to die.
 BC
  (p)              (p)
I guess I'm not a gambling type
 EDC
  (p)              (p)         
but think of what the two of us had lost.

Verse

Pre-chorus

Chorus
 GF#/GEDC
                                             
I took my car and drove it down the hill by your house.
 BA
          
I drove so fast.
 GF#/GEDC
                                             
The wind it couldn't cool me down,
 BA
             
so I turned it around and came back up.
 GF#/GED
                                        
You were waiting on your step,
 CBA
                        
steam showing off your breath and water in your eyes.
 GF#/GED
                                  
We pulled each other into one,
 CBD
                      
parkas clinging on the lawn and kissed right there.

 GCGCGCGC
        
Solo over verse

h = hammer-on / = slide up = slide down
E-------------------------------------------------------------------- B-------------------------------------------------------------------- G---0-----0----0-----0----------------------------------------------- D------0-----0---0-----0--------------------------------------------- A--------------------------9h10--97--7h9--75--5h7--53--3h5--32--- E--------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------| B----------------------------------------------------| G---0-----0----0-----0-------------------------------| D------0-----0---0-----0-----------------------------| A--------------------------10/12--12/14--14/15-------| E----------------------------------------------------|
...and repeat

Pre-chorus
Said my ..
Handed ..
Held ..
Traced ..

Repeat chorus

Play chorus progression once, palm muting all chords

End on G


Corrected by Daedalus Esquire. View original
A B C D E F#/G G
variations - click chord images
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