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Green Monkey  America

Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 23:48:06 -0500
From: Steve Demkin
Subject: Tab: Green Monkey (America)
Green Monkey (written by Dewey Bunnell)
From America's 1973 Album, Hatrick
Play with a steady heavy rock beat
Intro 1: (distorted lead guitar) 4x
 
 e-----------------------------------------------------|
 B-----------------------------------------------------|
 G-----------------------------------------------------|
 D----2--2--2--2--2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--|
 A----0--0- 0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
 E-----------------------------------------------------|

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
Intro 2: (full band) 2x
||: Am / D / | Am / D / :||
(use this chord pattern over verses)
Verse 1
When the deep blue night is running close on your tracks,
And you can feel the green monkey crawling across your back.
Don't take me so real you forget how to feel,
Don't let the threat of the dagger turn your heart into steel.
Chorus (3rd time with tempo change (slow)
and 3-part harmony, not unlike CSN!)
[Em9]Smell the perfume of a [A7]silent dream,
[Em9]Fly the ocean read a [A7]story to me.
[Em9]Speak the wisdom of a [A7]redwood tree,
C (tacet)
speak to me. (to Intro 1 & 2)
Verse 2
So you think that star-cluster shining bright in the sky,
Will speak the fate of your evening, tell the truth to your lie?
Don't let the features you read control the tickets you buy,
Soon as you learn that you live you're just beginning to die. (chorus)
Solo over verse chords after second chorus --
end solo and return to chorus with new tempo.
Solo tabs (two guitars)
 
 e--12------------------------|
 B-----10--10--8--10--12--13--|
 G----------------------------|
 D----------------------------|
 A----------------------------|
 E----------------------------|

Both guitars play the above
together 2x, an octave apart
then separate parts below:
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---10---8---10---12--------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A---------------------------|
 E---------------------------|

(guitar 1)
(guitar 2 answers back)
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---------------------------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A-- 14--15--17--15--14------|
 E---------------------------|

(guitar 1 repeats)
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---10---8---10---12--------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A---------------------------|
 E---------------------------|

(guitar 2 answers back)
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---------------------------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A------------------15-14----|
 E---------------------------|

(guitar 1 repeats)
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---10---8---10---12--------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A---------------------------|
 E---------------------------|

(guitar 2 answers back)
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---------------------------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A---14--15--17--15--14------|
 E---------------------------|

(guitar 1 repeats)
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---10---8---10---12--------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A---------------------------|
 E---------------------------|

(guitar 2 answers back)
 
 e---------------------------|
 B---------------------------|
 G---------------------------|
 D---------------------------|
 A----------15--14--12--10---|
 E---------------------------|

Song fades over verse chords with improvised guitar lead --
check out the record (this song is not a 'typical' America
song and features Joe Walsh as guest lead guitarist).

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