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Another Horsedreamer's Blues  Counting Crows

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:58:53 -0800
From: "Michael A. Mazur"
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, "Another Horsedreamer's Blues"
Tab: "Another Horsedreamer's Blues" Counting Crows
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)
Intro:
Wurlitzer arranged for guitar: (Play this three times)
 
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 --------------------------------10---------
 --10--9--------9------------10------10--9--
 --0---0-----0-----10-----0--------------0--
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 ---------------------8-----6--6--6-----8--8--8--
 --------10--9-----9--------7--7--7-----9--9--9--
 -----0--0------0--------0-----------0-----------
 --0---------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------ 

Guitar 1, enters after first repeat of the wurlitzer, played twice:
 
 -----------5-----------------------------
 --------------6--------------------------
 --7-----7--------7-----7-----7--------7--
 -----0--------------------0-----7--------
 -----------------------------------5-----
 -----------------------------------------
 -----------5--------------------8--------
 --------------6--------------------8-----
 --7-----7--------7-----7-----7--------9--
 -----0--------------------0--------------
 -----------------------------------------
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Guitar 2, entering at the same time, played w/ slide
 
 ---------- --5---------- ------15~~~--15-- ------15~~~--
 --5/10\/-- -----5/10\/-- --15------------- --15---------
 ---------- ------------- ----------------- -------------
 ---------- ------------- ----------------- -------------
 ---------- ------------- ----------------- -------------
 ---------- ------------- ----------------- ------------- 

Verse: (chords played by wurlitzer and bass)
[Dm]Margery's [C]dreaming of the [Dm]middle of the [C]day
[Dm]Tiyuri to [C]win
Perfect [Bb]Dozen to [C]place
Fill 1 Fill 2
 
 ------15~~~----- - ------------------------------
 --15------------ - ------------------------------
 ---------------- - ------------------------------ guitar 1 plays
 ---------------- - --------8-------------10------ these where
 ---------------- - --8/10-----10--10/12------12-- marked
 ---------------- - ------------------------------ 

* (w/ fill 1)
money is the matter that's been on her mind
* (w/ fill 2)
time ticks by her one race at a a time
Chorus: Guitar 1 plays chords, guitar 2 plays the part below:
[Bb] [C] [F] [Dm] [Bb] [C]  
 
 --6--3-----0-------- --1-------------- --------1--0--------
 --------3-----1----- -----3----------- -----3--------1-----
 -----------------0-- --------2-----2-- --3--------------0--
 -------------------- -----------3----- --------------------
 -------------------- ----------------- --------------------
 -------------------- ----------------- -------------------- 

[Bb]  
 
 ------6-----8-------- --10--------8--------
 ---------6-----6----- ------6--------6-----
 --/7--------------7-- ---------7--------7--
 --------------------- ---------------------
 --------------------- ---------------------
 --------------------- --------------------- 

[Bb]She's tryin' to be a [C]good girl
And [F]give 'em what they [Dm]want
[Bb]But Margery's [C]dreaming of [Bb]horses
Lookin' at a green sky
Sun like a red eye
Bright blue horses are the fortune she lives by
* (w/ fill 3)
She's tired and lonely
Scared and depressed
Her visions of one day go racing the next
 
 ---------- --5----------6--------8---------
 --5/10\/-- -----5/10\/-----8--------10-----
 ---------- -------------------7---------9-- Fill 3,
 ---------- -------------------------------- guitar 2 (w slide)
 ---------- --------------------------------
 ---------- -------------------------------- 

She's tryin' to be a good girl
And give 'em what they want
But Margery's dreaming of horses
Bridge:
[Am] [Bb] [Am] [Gm] [Am] [Am]  
 
 --5-- -----------0-------- -----------0-------- --5--
 --5-- -----------1-------- -----------1-------- --5--
 --5-- --------3--2-------- -----------2-------- --5-- Gtr 1
 --7-- -----3-----2-------- --------5--2-------- --7--
 --0-- --1----------------- -----5-------------- --0--
 ----- -------------------- --3----------------- -----
 --5-- --6--6-----5--5----- --6--6-----5--5----- --5--
 --5-- --3--3-----5--5----- --8--8-----5--5----- --5--
 --5-- --3--3-----5--5----- --7--7-----5--5----- --5-- Gtr 2
 --7-- -------------------- -------------------- --7-- w/ wah
 --0-- -------------------- -------------------- --0--
 ----- -------------------- -------------------- ----- 

[Am]Margie doesn't say anything all the way home[Bb] [Am] [Gm] [Am]
[Am]So afraid she'll awake to find she's all alone
[Gm] [Am] [Bb] [C]  
 
 -------------------- --------------------
 -----------------1-- --------3--------1--
 --------3-----2----- -----3--------2----- Both guitars repeat
 -----5-------------- -------------------- this, and continue
 -----------0-------- --1--------3-------- over organ solo
 --3----------------- -------------------- 

Organ solo over Gm Am Bb C
Re-intro: The wurlitzer plays this, with slight variation, 8 times:
 
 ----------------
 ----------------
 -----10--10--9-- Wurlitzer figure 1
 --0--0---0---0--
 ----------------
 ----------------
 --------5-----------
 -----6-----6--------
 --7-----------7----- Guitar 1 plays this 4 times, starting on
 -----------------0-- the fifth repeat in the wurlitzer part
 --------------------
 --------------------
 -----10-- ----13-- ----15--
 ----x---- ---x---- ---x----
 ---x----- --x----- --x----- Guitar 2 plays this, with a lot of
 --x------ -------- -------- distortion and wah, starting on the
 --------- -------- -------- fifth repeat in the wurlitzer part
 --------- -------- -------- 

Verse:
Margery's wingspan's all feathers and coke cans, and
TV dinners and letters she won't send, and
* (w/ fill 1)
Every race night is shot through with sunlight
* (w/ fill 4)
Trying to hit the big one one last time tonight for...
 
 --------- --8--------8/10--
 -----10-- -----8-----------
 /10------ --------9-------- Fill 4, played by guitar 2
 --------- -----------------
 --------- -----------------
 --------- ----------------- 

[Bb]Drunken [C]fathers and [Bb]stupid [C]mothers and
[Bb]Boys who [C]can't tell one [Gm]girl from [Am]another
[Bb] [C] [Gm] [Am]  
 
 ---6--6-----8--8--- --3--3-----5--5---- -------
 ---3--3-----5--5--- --3--3-----5--5---- -------
 *--3--3-----5--5--* --3--3-----5--5---- ------- Guitar 1
 *-----------------* ------------------- -------
 ------------------- ------------------- -------
 ------------------- ------------------- -------
 ------------5~~~--- -----5-----8--5--8/ 10~~~--
 ------------5~~~--- -/6-----6---------- -------
 *-----------5~~~--* ------------------- ------- Guitar 2 w/ slide
 *-----------5~~~--* ------------------- -------
 ------------------- ------------------- -------
 ------------------- ------------------- ------- 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This measure repeated 3 times
(with Wurlitzer figure 1, 4 times)
So she takes her pills
Careful and round
* (w/ fill 3, second measure only)
One of these days she's gonna
throw the whole bottle down
But she's trying to be a good girl
And give 'em what they want
But Margery's dreaming of...
Trying to be a good girl
And give 'em what they want
But Margery's dreaming of horses
Wurlitzer and Guitar 1 play the intro again
 
 -----10~~--
 ----x------
 ---x------- Guitar 2 plays this, and then is tacet
 --x--------
 -----------
 ----------- 

Finish with another organ solo, with both guitars playing the same
Gm Am Bb C progression they did the first time

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