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Possum kingdom   Toadies

Group: Toadies
Song: Possum Kingdom

transcribed by  | Michael Oliver |

this is a pretty cool song that i was suprised to see that it wasn't 
transcribed, so i had to do it, here is my best shot at it

print it out on NOTEPAD in windows

chords used in this song:

E |--0--|  F# |-----|  A |-----|  C |-----|  G# |-----|
  |--0--|     |-----|    |-----|    |-----|     |-----|
  |--1--|     |-----|    |-----|    |--5--|     |-----|
  |--2--|     |--4--|    |--7--|    |--5--|     |--6--|
  |--2--|     |--4--|    |--7--|    |--3--|     |--6--|
  |--0--|     |--2--|    |--5--|    |-----|     |--4--|
h= hammer-on the note
~~~~= whammy bar, tremelo, vibrato, etc. (whatever it is called)

Main riff

E |--0-0-----------0-0-----------0-0----------0-0-----------0-0-----------|
B |--0-0-----------0-0-----------0-0----------0-0-----------0-0-----------|
G |--1-1-----------1-1-----------1-1--2-2h4---1-1-----------1-1-----------|
D |--2-2--x-x-x-x--2-2--x-x-x-x--2-2--2-------2-2--x-x-x-x--2-2--x-x-x-x--|
A |--2-2--x-x-x-x--2-2--x-x-x-x--2-2--0-------2-2--x-x-x-x--2-2--x-x-x-x--|
E |--0-0--x-x-x-x--0-0--x-x-x-x--0-0----------0-0--x-x-x-x--0-0--x-x-x-x--|

E |--0-0----------------|
B |--0-0----------------|
G |--1-1--2-2h4--2-2h4--| play as many times as needed
D |--2-2--2------2------|
A |--2-2--0------0------|
E |--0-0----------------|
rythm fill #1:

E |---------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------| you could definately here
G |---------------------------------| were this is played
D |----------14--12---9---6~~~~~~~----|
A |--12--14-------------------------|
E |---------------------------------|
the chorus is a simple progression

1st chorus:
F#-A-E-C-F#-A-then back to the main riff & rythm fill

2nd chorus (including the "give it up to me part"):
F#-A-E-C-F#-A-E-C---("give it up to me part")
the give it up to me part goes===F#-A-G#-C===, and there is slight
variations throughout that part

3rd chorus:
important bass line:
this happens after the second chorus at about 3.30
G |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------------(repeat as needed)---|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--0-0-3-5--0-0-3-5--0-0-3-5--7-7--0-0-3-5--0-0-3-5--0-0-3-5--7-7-7-7--|

make up your mind
decide to walk with me
around the lake tonight
around the lake tonight
by my side
by my side

i'm not gonna lie
i'll not be a gentleman
behind the boathouse
i'll show you my dark secret

i'm not gonna lie
i want you for mine
my flesh and blood
my lover, be my lover yeah....

don't be afraid
i didn't mean to scare you
so help me jesus

i can promise you
you'll stay as beautiful
with dark hair
and soft skin.....forever

make up your mind 
make up your mind, 
and i'll promise you
i will treat you well
my sweet angel 
so help me jesus


give it up to me             >
give it up to me              > repeat all three lines 3x
do you wanna angel?   >
so help me

be my angel (3x)

do you wanna die? (7x)

well i'll promise you
i will treat you well
my sweet angel
so help me jesus

hope you all think that this helps a little bit, enjoy it
requests, comments, suggestions, corrections, tokens of appreciation,
or anything else, just e-mail me (

who thinks this song is about VAMPIRES?
i believe it is, mail me for feedback

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lyrialzander (report)

"who thinks this song is about VAMPIRES?"

(raises hand)