NICK CAVE The Good Son guitar tab

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The Good Son by Nick Cave NICK CAVE - The Good Son guitar tab Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 10:50:48 +0100 (BST) From: "Andy Field" <[email protected]> These are the Chords to the album 'The Good Son' by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (mute 1990). Origionally posted to the Nick Cave Newsgroup. Andy Field ([email protected]) > > FOI NA CRUZ > > > Intro: > > C,G / C,G > > > C > > Foi na cruz, foi na cruz > > Am > que um dia > > F G C > meus pecados castigados em Jesus > > Am > Foi na cruz > > G > que um dia > > C > Foi na cruz > > G C F > Love comes a knocking, comes a knocking at my door > > Gm Eb D Gm Eb / Gm / Gmaj7 > but you, you and me, love we don't live there anymore. > > > Repeat this pattern for all other verses/choruses. > ********************************************************************************************** > > THE GOOD SON > > > Em > The good son walks in to the field > he is a tiller, he has a tiller's hands > but down in his heart now, he lays down queer plans > against his brother and against his family. > Yet he worships his brother, and he worships his mother > but it's his father he says is an unfair man > > > Am > The Good Son > > Em > The Good son > > Am > The Good son > > > Em > the good son has sat and often wept..... > > > > ....... > > > G > One more man gone > one more man gone > > Am [ C / D ] > one more man > > G > One more man gone ... > > etc > > ************************************************************************************************ > > SORROW'S CHILD > > > (G) (Bb) Cm Bb > Sorrow's child sits by the river > > Cm Bb > Sorrow's child hears not the water > > Cm Bb > Sorrow's child sits by the river > > Cm Bb > Sorrow's child hears not the water > > C# G# Eb C# > and just when it seems as though you've got strength enough to stand > > Cm Bb Cm Bb G# > sorrow's child all weak and strange stands waiting at your hand. > > > repeat > > > > Piano Solo bit at end: > > Cm / Bb / Cm / Eb / G / Cm, Bb / G# > > - You'll have to play along to the record to work out where the changes come (it's fairly obvious from humming the piano melody over the top). > > ************************************************************************************************* > > THE WEEPING SONG > > Easy one this ..... > > intro Gm > > (C, D - notes played on 5th string) > > > Gm F Gm > Go son, go down to the water > > Gm F Gm > and see the women weeping there > > Gm F Gm > then go up into the mountains > > Gm F Gm > the men they are weeping too. > > Gm F Gm > Father why are all the women weeping? > > Gm F Gm > They are all weeping for their men > > Gm F Gm > Then whay are all the men there weeping? > > Gm F Gm > They are weeping back at them > > F Gm F Gm > This is a weeping song, a song in which to weep > > Gm F Gm > while all the men and women sleep > > F Gm F Gm [C D - notes on 5th string] > this is a weeping song but i won't be weeping long. > > > Repeat to end > > ************************************************************************************************* > > THE SHIP SONG > > > G D > Come sail your ships around me > > C G D > and burn your bridges down > > G D > we make a little history baby > > C G D > everytime you come around > > G D > come loose your dogs upon me > > C G D > and let your hair hang down > > G D > you are a little mystery to me > > C G D > Everytime you come around. > > ¤ > > C G D > We talk about it all night long > > C G D > we define our moral ground > > Em G > but when I crawl into your arms > > C G D > everything comes tumbling down. > > G D > Come sail your ships around me > > C G D > and burn your bridges down > > G D > we make a little history baby > > C G D > everytime you come around > > > Return to '¤' and repeat through remaining lyrics. > > ************************************************************************************************ > > THE HAMMER SONG > > > Riff 1 TAB: > > > E--------------------------- > B--------------------------- > G--------------------------- > D--------------------------- > A-----1--3^5-5-3-3-1-1-0---- > E--3----------------------3- > > ^ means slide. This riff is played with lots of delay added. > > This is the riff played by the guitar throughout the verse - check record for exact rhythm. > > The bits in {} are bass bits for bass guitar!) > > > Gm {G F# F D G (lo)} > I set out on Monday the night was cold and vast > > (Guit Riff 1) > and my brother slept > > Gm > and though i left quite quietly > > { G F# F D F(lo)} (guit Riff 1) > my father raged and raged and my mother wept > > Gm > now, my life was like a river all sucked into the ground > > G# Gm > and then the hammer came down, Lord the hammer came down > > > > > Repeat until: > > > Gm > Then I came upon a river and I laid my saddle down > > G# Gm > and then the hammer came down, lord, the hammer came down > > F Eb > it knocked me to the ground and I said "please please, > > G# Gm > take me back to my home town", Lord, the hammer came down > > > ************************************************************************************************ > > LAMENT > > > Fm > I've seen your fairground hair, your seaside eyes > > Gm Fm > your vampire tooth and your little truth, your tiny lies > > Fm > I know your trembling hand, your guilty prize > > Gm Fm > your sleeping limbs, your foreign hymns your midnight cries. > > G# C# Eb G# > So dry your eyes and turn your head away > > C# Eb G# Eb Bb > now there's nothing more to say, now you've gone away. > > > > Repeat over remaining lyrics > > ************************************************************************************************ > > THE WITNESS SONG > > > Ok, The bass in this is sort of playing { D D(octave higher) C A G } behing the vocals. > listen to the record and hopefully all will become clear! > > C / Am / G / > > D > Yeah, yeah, well well > I took a walk down to the port > > D > where strangers met and do consort > > D > All blinkered with desire > > D > and a winter fog moved thickly on > > C > a winter fog moved thickly on > > Am G D > a winter fog moved thickly on. > > D > Now who will be the witness, who will be the witness, who will be the witness > > > when the fogs too thick to see. > > > Repeat a lot. > > > Middle Bit: > > D > and time gets somewhat muddled here > but no matter, no matter > here comes the events all tumbling down > ................. > and she said"well are you healed?" > and I said "yes, i'm healed" > and she said "well, yes I'm healed then too" > > Dm > and I said "babe you are a liar" > "babe you are a liar" > "babe you are a liar" > > C > "babe you are a liar" > > Am G > "babe you are a liar too" > > D (with bass bit) > > repeat D until end. > > ********************************************************************************************** > > LUCY > > > G Em > Last night I lay trembling > > G Em > the moon it was low > > G Em > it was the end of love > > Am D > of misery and woe > > G Em > then suddenly above me > > G Em > her face burned in light > > G Em > came a vision of beauty > > Am Em > all covered in white > > G D > now the bell tower is ringing > > G D > and the night has stole past > > Em C > O Lucy, can you hear me? > > Am D > wherever you rest. > > > Rpt over remaining words. > > ************************************************************************************************ > Worked out and Compiled by Andy Field (May 1995) Comments/corrections to [email protected]

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