Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Major upgrade!! After one year development the new version of Chordie is now online! Please give feedback.


The Big Country  Talking Heads

TALKINGHEADS
The Big Country
Intro:
Guitar 1
play with a slide and let all the notes ring
 
 |-------||----------------------------------------||
 |-/7----||:------9-----9/12---12-12/14----14/19--:||
 |-/7----||--------9-9--9/12---12-12/14----14/19---||
 |-/7----||---------9---9/12---12-12/14----14/19---||
 |-------||:--------------------------------------:||
 |-------||----------------------------------------||

|Guitar 2
| D E G A D
 
 |--2----||-------0-------3----3-3-3-----------2---||
 |--3----||:------0-------3----3-3-3-----------3--:||
 |--2----||-------1-------0----0-0-0--2--------2---||
 |--0----||-------2-------0----0-0-0--2--------0---||
 |-------||:------2-------2----2-2-2--0-----------:||
 |-------||-------0-------3----3-3-3---------------||

Guitar 1 and 2 basically play the same thing throughout the verse...
[D]I see the [E]shapes,
[G]I remember from [A]maps.
[D]I see the [E]shoreline.
[G]I see the white[A]caps.
[D]A baseball [E]diamond, [G]nice weather down [A]there.
[D]I see the s[E]chool [G]and the houses where the kids [A]are.
[D]Places to p[E]ark [G]by the fac?tries and [A]buildings.
[D]Restaunts and [E]bar [G]for later in the [A]evening.
[D]Then we come to the [E]farmlands, [G]and the undeveloped [A]areas.
[D]And I have [E]learned [G]how these things work [A]together.
[D]I see the [E]parkway [G]that passes through them [A]all.
[D]And I have [E]learned [G]how to look at these [A]things and I say,
Here's the pattern for the Chorus:
Guitar 1 (slide)
 
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |-17-----17\12-----12\10----------------------|
 |-17-----17\12-----12\10----------------------|
 |-17-----17\12-----12\10----------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|

|
|Guitar 2
| C G F
 
 |-0---------3---------1----1-0-1-0-1-0---------|
 |-1---------3---------1----------------1-------|
 |-0---------0---------2------------------------|
 |-2---------0---------3------------------------|
 |-3---------2---------3------------------------|
 |-----------3---------1------------------------|

[C]I wouldn?t [G]live there if you [F]paid me.
[C]I couldn?t [G]live like that, [F]no siree!
[C]I couldn?t [G]do the things the [F]way those people do.
[C]I couldn?t [G]live there if you [F]paid me to.
Outro: (While he goes Goo goo ga ga ga)
[C] [G] [F]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-17--17--17-17-17---12--12--12-12-12---10--10--10-10-10----------------|
 |-17--17--17-17-17---12--12--12-12-12---10--10--10-10-10----------------|
 |-17--17--17-17-17---12--12--12-12-12---10--10--10-10-10----------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

I tabbed this listening to the live version off of The Name of This Band is Talking
so it might be a little bit different in some parts from the album version

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at www.guitaretab.com. Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

A C D E F G
Rate #2 of 8 versions

Login - add to songbook

SHARE PAGE  




You need to log in to post comments