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The Weekend

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    September 22, 2015 4:10 PM PDT

    The Weekend - Dave Rawlings Machine

    I reckon Gill plays it open (see below) Dave probably chokes up to the 5th 'cause he can play G scale?

    I could write it out for capo 5 I guess? There's only one odd thing about the way dave plays it he uses a weird Bm chord 220000 for the open Em (as discovered in the video - BTW Bianca Alatorre sure is a hottie)

     

    C I hit the weekend G just like a freight

    Am I got there early F I couldn’t wait

    C I made a friend or two G along the way

    Am You want the detail F but what can I say

    Am There’s the ballerina, F the foreign cartel

    Am The opera singer, D the southern belle

    Am They’ve all got something F strange and new

    Am They’ve all got something D but not like you

     

    C Em F F Whoa oh oh oh oh (x4) G lick ( 0-1-3 on B string then G)

     

    C It’ll take some time to G get back on course

    Am I’ve got to find my F runaway horse

    C She was the best friend G a man ever had

    Am Now I’m going down the road D feeling bad

     

    C Em F F Whoa oh oh oh oh (x4) G lick (x2) G

     Am G F Em (x4) Instrumental & Next verse

     

    Friday is forever, Saturday flies past

    Sunday start coming down – the good ones never last

    The good ones never F last….

     

    C What became of the red rooster G after the tragedy

    Am What became of you, girl F and what became of me

    And she said C "I had good fortune G silver, silk and wool

    Am I gave it all away and D now my heart is full"

     

    C Em F Whoa oh oh oh oh x4

    C Em F  x4

     

    C I hit the weekend G just like a freight

    Am I got there early F I couldn’t C wait


    This post was edited by JasonK at February 5, 2017 4:22 AM PST
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    September 23, 2015 9:41 AM PDT

    good job!

  • September 23, 2015 7:02 PM PDT

    Thanks.  This song is more amazing ever time I hear it.  The orchestration is subtle but really adds something different to this song.

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    November 25, 2015 5:44 AM PST

    THANKS!!! I love it!