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Tractor Rape Chain  Guided by Voices

Date: 30 May 1995 20:20:43 -0500
'Tractor Rape Chain' by Guided by Voices
from the album 'Bee Thousand'
standard tuning (EBGDAE top to bottom)
NOTE: I haven't tabbed the acoustic intro; if you want to
experiment, tune your guitar slightly flat from standard
tuning and use variations of the verse chords.
Also, I haven't included exact number of keystrokes in verse
progression; I tabbed it to show different voicings I use for
same named chords in the verse. If you have other voicings you
prefer to use for these chords, be my guest (gee, thanks dude).
verse progression
[Asus2] [A] [Asus4] [A] [Asus2] [A] [A] [Asus2] [A]  
 
 ---0--0--0--0--------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
 ---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--
 ---2--2--2--2--6--6--6--7--7--7--2--4--2--2--2--2--4--2--
 ---2--2--2--2--7--7--7--7--7--7--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--
 ---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
 ---------------------------------------------------------

chorus chords (not in order)
[A] [A/G#] [Bm] [D] [E] [F#m]  
 
 --0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----2------
 --2-----2-----3-----3-----0-----2------
 --2-----2-----4-----2-----1-----2------
 --2-----2-----4-----0-----2-----4------
 --0-----0-----2-----------2-----4------
 --------4-----2-----------0-----2------

****** how it all goes together ******
(acoustic intro not included)
(play verse progression 2x no vocals....)
(then continue to play verse progression while singing...)
[Asus2]why is it [A]everytime [Asus4]i think [A]ab[Asus2]out yo[A]u[A] [Asus2] [A]
[Asus2]something that you [A]have said or [Asus4]implied
makes me [A]do[Asus2]ubt yo[A]u[A] [Asus2] [A]
[Asus2]then i look into your [A]cynical[Asus4] eyes
and i[A] k[Asus2]now it[A] [A] [Asus2] [A]
[Asus2]as if it never meant [A]anything [Asus4]to me
(chorus)
[D]parallel lines on a slow decline [A]tractor rape chain[A/G#]
[D]better yet lets [Bm]all get wet on the [A]tractor rape chain[F#m]
[E]speed up slow down go [D]all around in the end
(again, play verse progression 2x no vocals....)
(..and continue to play verse progression while singing...)
[Asus2]in the first place its [A]probably [Asus4]just para[A]no[Asus2]ia[A] [A] [Asus2] [A]
[Asus2]but theres a ghost in my [A]room
and he [Asus4]says i better r[A]un[Asus2] [A] [A] [Asus2] [A]
[Asus2]its a thing i [A]know its a [Asus4]thing i b[A]eli[Asus2]eve in[A] [A] [Asus2] [A]
won't you [E]tell it to go away?
(repeat chorus)
...questions, comments and corrections to jeffnmoe@mcs.com

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A A/G# Asus2 Asus4 Bm D E F#m
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