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Finest Worksong
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Intro : 'B'
Bass : |D D D F# B| (the 'Ds' are octaves from each other)
               [B]The time to rise has been engaged
You're better best to rearrange
I'm talking here to me alone
I listen to the finest worksong,
Chorus :
       [E]oh., [F#]ooho..
Your finest hour
       [E]oh., [F#]ooho..
Your finest hour
Another chance has been engaged
To throw Thoreau and rearrange
You are following this time
I beg you not beg to rhyme
Chorus
Bridge: | A |
Take your instinct by the reins
Your better best to rearrange
What we want and what we need
Has been confused been confused
Chorus
Finest Worksong
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{on this song, it is often effective to raise the finger that you're
barring the B chord with to give it a suspended feel and create an
A note in the bass! This song is about 90% style. The chords alone
don't cut it! Oh well.....}
                T[B]he time to rise has been engaged
You're better best to rearrange
I'm talking here to me alone
I listen to the finest worksong
          [E]   [F#]    Your finest hour[E] [F#]
Another chance has been engaged
To throw Thoreau and rearrange
You are following this time
I beg you not beg to rhyme
Your finest hour
Take your instinct by the reins
Your better best to rearrange
What we want and what we need
Has been confused been confused
Your finest hour
Welcome To The Occupation
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The intro goes like this:
E--0-- X=Mute this string
B--0--
G--0-- I don't know the name of this chord
D--2-- but i'm sure it has one. anybody?
A--0--
E--X-- Anyways, the intro is this chord, then
a Dsus2: E--0--
| B--3--
| G--2--
         |-------------->        D--0--

A--0--
Then the, verses go:
Em G Em Dsus2 (either strum or pick the 1,2 & 3
Hang your collar up inside strings)
Hang your dollar on me
Listen to the water still
Listen to the causeway run (you are?)
note- When going from the Em to the G and back again,
walk the bass notes up (eg. A
                        and back down too    E--0--2--3--

                                    [Em] [G]       (the "Man educated" part is the 1st chord of the intro (maybe Am7)
(again, followed by this chord, which may not be correct
(and, again, I don't know what it's called:
E--0-- It's sort of like the shape of an augmented
B--3-- chord.
          [G--4--]                 [D--4--]                 [A--5--]E--X--
Man educated primitive and wild
Welcome to the occupation
               H[Em]ere we s[G]tand an[Em]d here we fi[Dsus2]ght
All your fallen heroes
Held and died and skinned alive
Listen to the Congress fire
(as above i.e. "Man educated . . .")
Offering the educated primitive and loyal
Welcome to the occupation
Hang your collar up inside
Hang your freedom higher
Listen to the buyer still
Listen to the Congress
Where we propagate confusion
Primitive and wild
Fire on the hemisphere below
- at this point, there is an instrumental break where
you play:
Fmaj7 Em (x2) (I think)
then, coming out of this and into the final verse,
play (rather aggressively):
                    [G]      [D]         (back to this again)
               [Em]Sugar c[G]ane and [Em]coffee [Dsus2]cup
Copper steel and cattle
An annotated history the forest for the fire
(same as before)
Where we open up the floodgates
Freedom reigns supreme
Fire on the hemisphere below
               Listen to me[Em] [G] [Em] [Dsus2]
then the "outro" tagged on the end goes:
Em Dsus2 Em (maybe Em7?)
Exhuming McCarthy
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                You're be[G#]autifu[C#]l more bea[G#]utifu[C#]l than me[G#] [C#]
        You're h[F#]onorable more h[G#]onorabl[C#]e than me[G#] [C#]
        L[G#]oyal to [C#]the B[D#]ank of Ame[C#]rica
You can kind of fake the bass line here.....
        (A) --------0-2-0-4-4-4-2-0-------
        (E) -0-2-2------------------2-0----     repeat as necessary

It's a sign of the times
                You're sha[F#]rpening sto[B]nes wa[F#]lking on coals[B]
        To[F#] impro[B]ve your busi[C#]ness a[B]cumen
                V[G#]ested in[C#]terest u[G#]nited t[C#]ies l[G#]end a ge[C#]ntry ra[F#]tionalize
                L[G#]ook who bo[C#]ught the m[G#]yth[C#] bu[G#]y a jin[C#]gle bu[D#]y Amer[C#]ica
It's a sign of the times it's a sign of the times
Enemy sighted enemy met I'm addressing the realpolitik
Look who bought the myth buy a jingle buy America
{the break is: C / / / C / / / Eb / / /Eb / / / X 3
then walkdown F Eb C# B
"Let us not assassinate this man further than the truth,
but you've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir?
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
                 You're [F#]sharpening s[B]tones  [F#]walking on c[B]oals
         [F#]To im[B]prove your b[E]usiness acumens....
                Y[F#]ou've seen S[B]talin and y[F#]ou've seen[B] ___
        I[F#] always t[B]hought of yo[E]u as quick
        E[F#]xhuming McCa[B]rthy       [F#]     [B]   Exhu[F#]ming McC[B]arthy[E]
Disturbance At The Heron House
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(B) --keep a finger on the 3rd fret
       (G) ---2-0-(0)-4-2-2-2-4---0---
       (D) -0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-2---0-

(A) -every other time, play this string open...
{I'm pretty sure that Peter is just picking a Dsus2 chord throughout
the whole verse, but Mills is doing other "stuff" on the bass. I play
the chords Dsus2 and Dsus2/C just to make it interesting. I probably
should pull out McCabe's Guitar Shop and see what they did there, huh?}
                "They're g[D]oing wi[D/C]ld," the ca[D]ll came i[D/C]n
        At ear[D]ly morn[D/C]ing pr[D]e-dawn, th[D/C]en
        "The fo[D]llow[D/C]ers of ch[D]aos out of control
        They're n[D]umbe[D/C]ring the m[D]onke[D/C]ys
        The mo[D]nkeys[D/C] and the monk[D]eys,[D/C]"
        The fo[D]llower[D/C]s of cha[D]os out of control
"They're meeting at the monument,"
The call came in the monument
To liberty and honor under the honor roll
"They've gathered up the cages the cages and courageous,"
The followers of chaos out of control
                The ca[G]ll came in to Pa[A]rty Central
        "M[G]eeting o[A]f the gr[G]een and s[A]imple,"
        T[G]ry to tell us s[A]omething we don't know
"Disturbance at the Heron House"
A stampede at the monument
To liberty and honor under the honor roll
The gathering of grunts and greens
Cogs and grunts and hirelings
A meeting of a mean idea to hold
"When feeding time has come and gone
They'll lose the heart and head for home
Try to tell us something we don't know"
Strange (Wire)
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Intro : |G / // // C C|
               [G]There's something strange goin[C]g on tonight
       [G]There's something going on tha[C]t's not quite right
       [G]Michael's nervous and the ligh[C]ts are bright
       [G]There's something going on tha[C]t's not quite right
               [E]There's something going on tha[A]t wasn't here before
Keep your eyes glued to the floor
There's something strange going on tonight
There's something going on that's not quite right
There's something going on that wasn't here before
Keep your eyes glued to the floor
No one's going to say goodnight
There's something going on that's not quite right
Strange
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                T[G]here's something strange going on[C] tonight
        T[G]here's something going on that's no[C]t quite right
        M[G]ichael's nervous and the lights are bright[C]
        T[G]here's something going on that's not q[C]uite right
                T[E]here's something going on that w[Esus4]asn't here before
        K[E]eep your eyes g[Esus4]lued to the floor
        T[E]here's something strange going on[Esus4] tonight
        T[E]here's something going on that's [Esus4]not quite right
There's something going on that wasn't here before
Keep your eyes glued to the floor
No one's going to say goodnight
There's something going on that's not quite right
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
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Drum intro.
               [G]That's great it starts with an[C] earthquake
       Birds and snakes and aero[G]planes
       Lenny Bruce is not a[C]fraid
       [G]Eye of a hurricane listen to yourself churn
       [C]World serves its own needs dummy serve your own needs
       [G]Speed it up a notch speed grunt nose strength
       The l[C]adder starts to clatter with dinner fight down height
       [Bb]Wire in a fire room represent the seven gangs
       In a [A]government for hire and a combat site
               [G]Lefty wasn't coming in a hurry
       With the furies breathing[C] down your neck
       [G]Team by team reporters baffled trump tethered crop
       Look at th[C]at low plane fine then
       [G]Uh oh overflow population coming through
       But i[C]t'll do save yourself serve yourself
       World serves its own[G] needs listen to your heartbeat
       [C]dummy with the rapture and the rever'nt and the right right?
       You v[Bb]itriolic patriotic slam fight right might fee[A]ling pretty
psyched
Chorus :
       It's the e[G]nd of the [D]world as w[Am]e know it
It's the end of the world as we know it C
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine
Six o'clock TV hour don't get caught foreign tower
Slash and burn return listen to yourself churn lock him in uniform
And book-burning blood-letting every motive escalate
Automotive incinerate light a candle light a motive
Step down step down watching heel crush crush
Uh oh this means no beer, Cavalier renegade steer clear
A tournament a tournament a tournament of lies
       [Bb]Offer me solutions offer me alternatives and [A]I decline
Chorus
Bridge | G | C | G | C | G | F |
Chorus
The other night I drifted nice continental trip to find
Mountains stand in a line, Leonard Bernstein
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce, and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom
You symbiotic patriotic slam butt neck right? right!
Chorus --> | G |
Chorus ('acapella') end this chorus with a 'jangly C'
Chorus to fade
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
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                [G]That's great it starts with an e[C]arthquake
        Birds and snakes and aero[G]planes
        Lenny Bruce is not afr[C]aid
        E[G]ye of a hurricane listen to yourself churn
        W[C]orld serves its own needs dummy serve your own needs
        S[G]peed it up a notch speed grunt nose street burn
        The l[C]adder starts to clatter with dinner fight down height
        W[Bb]ire in a fire room represent the southern gangs
        In a gove[A]rnment for hire and a combat site
Lefty wasn't coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck
Team by team reporters grapple trunk tethered crop
Look at that low plane fine then
Uh oh overflow population cornered
But it'll do save yourself serve yourself
World serves its own needs listen to your heartbeat
Tell me that the reds are in the reverend in the right right?
You patriotic patriotic slam fight right might feeling pretty psyched
                It's the e[G]nd of the wor[D]ld as we kn[Am]ow it
        It's the e[G]nd of the wor[D]ld as we kn[Am]ow it
        It's the e[G]nd of the wor[D]ld as we kn[Am]ow it and I feel fin[C]e[C/B]
Six o'clock TV hour don't get caught foreign tower
Slice and burn return listen to yourself churn lock him in uniform
And book-burning blood-letting every motive escalate
Automotive incinerate light a candle light a motive
Step down step down watching heel crush crush
Uh oh this means no fear cavalier renegade steer clear
A tournament a tournament a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions offer me alternatives and I decline
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine
                 I[G] feel f[C]ine    I[G] feel  f[C]ine[G] [F]
The other night I drifted nice continental trip to find
Mount Saint Edelite Leonard Bernstein
Leonid Brezhnev Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs
Birthday party cheesecake jellybeans boom
You symbiotic patriotic slam foot neck right right
The One I Love
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        Riff:  E:   --------------0-0-0-0-0-------------
               B:   ---------3-s--5-3-5-5-3-------------
               G:   ---------2--------------------------
               D:   ---------0--------------------------
               A:    -----------------------------------
               E:   -0-0-3-5---------------------0-0-3-5-

                T[Em]his one goes out t[D]o the one I l[Em7]ove
        T[Em]his one goes out t[D]o the one I've le[Em7]ft behind
        A[G] sim[Gsus4]ple pr[D]op to occ[C]upy my time
        T[Em]his one goes out t[D]o the one I l[Em7]ove
Fire
This one goes out to the one I love
This one goes out to the one I've left behind
Another prop has occupied my time
This one goes out to the one I love
E: --0-3-5- D chord D# chord Em chord
King Of Birds
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Intro : D
               [D]A thumbnail sketch, a jeweler's stone
A mean idea to call my own
Old man don't lay so still you're not yet young
There's time to teach, point to point
Point observation, children carry reservations
       Standing on the shoulders of giants, [G]leaves me cold
       [F#m]A mean idea to call my own, a [A]hundred million birds fly[D]
                       [D]Singer sing me a given, singer sing me a song
Standing on the shoulders of giants everybody's looking on
       Standing on the shoulders of giants [G]leaves me cold
       [F#m]A mean idea to call my own, a [A]hundred million birds fly [B]away
E B E --> D
away... awaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyieeeeeee
(this part sung 'on top of' the 2nd line in the 2nd verse)
There's time to teach point to point
Point observation children carry reservations
                       [D]I am king of all I see my kingdom for a voice
Old man don't lay so still you're not yet young
Old man don't lay so still you're not yet young
There's time to teach, point to point
Point observation, children carry reservations
       Standing on the shoulders of giants, [G]leaves me cold
       [F#m]A mean idea to call my own, a [A]hundred million birds [D]fly