Chesterfield King


"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 (

* (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:

"Chesterfield King"


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

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



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

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

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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