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Written by Bob Mould
Recorded by Husker Du on album "New Day Rising" (SST)
File format: tab
Transribed by Gary Von Colln


This song has a little bit of everything: loud parts and quiet parts,
power chords, double string riffs, and single string picking.  It
shows a nice use of chord substitution.  The verse chords start as
D chord diagramDD/C chord diagramCC/G chord diagramGG/A chord diagramAA.  The second time through the first and third chords are
replaced with their respective VIm, thus Bm chord diagramBmBm/C chord diagramCC/Em chord diagramEmEm/A chord diagramAA.  The interlude has
an interesting picking pattern and "drone" note, the high D chord diagramDD.  The song
sounds good as a solo accoustic piece, in which case I usually play
the chords in their open positions (except for Bm chord diagramBmBm).  On electric
guitar, it sounds good to mix up the open chords with some bar chords.
I'm not sure what mix is used on the recording, but I think the Em chord diagramEmEm and
A chord diagramAA chords used in Reiif C chord diagramCC are played open.


Intro: Guitar Riff A chord diagramAA

e-|--------------------|--------------|-----------|----------------------
B chord diagramBB-|--------------------|--------------|-----------|----------------------
G chord diagramGG-|--4--4--4--4--2--0--|-----0--2--0--|-----------|----------------------
D chord diagramDD-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--4--0--0--0--|-----0--2--|----------------------
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------|--------------|--4--0--0--|----------------------
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------|--------------|-----------|----------------------


Intro: Bass Riff

e-|--------------------|-----------|-----------|--
B chord diagramBB-|--------------------|-----------|-----------|--
G chord diagramGG-|--------------------|-----------|-----------|--
D chord diagramDD-|--------------------|-----------|-----------|--
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------|-----0--5--|-----5--0--|--
E chord diagramEE-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--------|--3--------|--


Intro: Guitar Riff B chord diagramBB

e-|--------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|---------------
B chord diagramBB-|--------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|---------------
G chord diagramGG-|--4--4--4--4--2--0--|-----0--2--0--|-----------------|--------------|---------------
D chord diagramDD-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--4--0--0--0--|-----4--2--4--2--|--4--4--4--4--|--4--2--2--2---
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------|--------------|--4--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0---
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|---------------


Guitar Riff C chord diagramCC

   Em chord diagramEmEm                 A chord diagramAA
e-|-----0-----------|--0--|--
B chord diagramBB-|-----0-----------|--2--|--
G chord diagramGG-|-----0-----------|--2--|--
D chord diagramDD-|-----2-----------|--2--|--
A chord diagramAA-|-----2-----------|--0--|--
E chord diagramEE-|--0-----0--2--3--|-----|--


Guitar Riff D chord diagramDD

   D chord diagramDD            F chord diagramFF  G chord diagramGG  A chord diagramAA      D chord diagramDD        F chord diagramFF
e-|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|--
B chord diagramBB-|--3--------|--6--8-10--|--3-----|--6--------|--
G chord diagramGG-|--2--------|--5--7--9--|--2-----|--5--------|--
D chord diagramDD-|--0--------|--0--0--0--|--0-----|--0--------|--
A chord diagramAA-|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|--
E chord diagramEE-|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|--

   D chord diagramDD            F chord diagramFF  G chord diagramGG  A chord diagramAA      D chord diagramDD        C chord diagramCC           D chord diagramDD
e-|-----------|-----------|--2-----|--0--------|--2--------|--
B chord diagramBB-|--3--------|--6--8-10--|--3-----|--1--------|--3--------|--
G chord diagramGG-|--2--------|--5--7--9--|--2-----|--0--------|--2--------|--
D chord diagramDD-|--0--------|--0--0--0--|--0-----|--2--------|--0--------|--
A chord diagramAA-|-----------|-----------|--------|--3--------|-----------|--
E chord diagramEE-|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|--


Interlude Part A chord diagramAA:

   D chord diagramDD
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|--
B chord diagramBB-|--3--------3--------3-----|--3--------3--------3-----|--
G chord diagramGG-|-----2--------2--------2--|-----2--------2--------2--|--
D chord diagramDD-|--------0--------0--------|--------0--------0--------|--
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------|--------------------------|--
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|--


Interlude Part B chord diagramBB:

   D chord diagramDD                           Cadd2 chord diagramCadd2Cadd2
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-|-----2-----2-----2-----2--|-----------0-----------0--|------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-|--0-----------0-----------|-----2-----------2--------|------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------

    G/B chord diagramG/BG/B                        Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-|-----------0-----------0--|-----------2-----------2--|------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-|-----0-----------0--------|-----2-----------2--------|------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-|--2-----------2-----------|--0-----------0-----------|------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------

Interlude Part C chord diagramCC:

    Bm chord diagramBmBm                         Cadd2 chord diagramCadd2Cadd2
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-|-----------4-----------4--|-----------0-----------0--|------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-|-----0-----------0--------|-----2-----------2--------|------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-|--2-----------2-----------|--3-----------3-----------|------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------

    Em chord diagramEmEm                       Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4
e-|--------0-----------------|--------------------------|------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-|--------0-----------------|--------3-----------3-----|------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-|--------0-----------------|-----------2-----------2--|------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-|-----------2--------------|-----2-----------2--------|------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-|-----2--------------------|--0-----------0-----------|------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-|--0-----------0--2--3-----|--------------------------|------------------------------


Words and Structure

Intro: [Riff A chord diagramAA] [Bass Riff] [Riff A chord diagramAA] [Riff B chord diagramBB]

D chord diagramDD                  C chord diagramCC               G chord diagramGG             A chord diagramAA
Love and hate were in the air ...

Bm chord diagramBmBm                 C chord diagramCC               [Riff C chord diagramCC]

D chord diagramDD                  C chord diagramCC               G chord diagramGG             A chord diagramAA
Sometime in        April time we   ...

Bm chord diagramBmBm                 C chord diagramCC               [Riff C chord diagramCC]

[Riff A chord diagramAA]
I guess I better think up a way ...

[Riff A chord diagramAA]
Just when I'm ready to sit ...

[Riff A chord diagramAA]
Should I go fishing or get ...

[Riff B chord diagramBB]
It's back to summer, back to ...

D chord diagramDD                  C chord diagramCC               G chord diagramGG             A chord diagramAA
Getting drunk out  on the beach or ...

Bm chord diagramBmBm                 C chord diagramCC               [Riff C chord diagramCC]

D chord diagramDD                  C chord diagramCC                   G chord diagramGG              A chord diagramAA
And getting        out of ...

Bm chord diagramBmBm                 C chord diagramCC               [Riff C chord diagramCC]

G chord diagramGG             D chord diagramDD          A chord diagramAA       D chord diagramDD
Was this your ...

G chord diagramGG             D chord diagramDD          [Riff C chord diagramCC]
Was this your ...

[Riff D chord diagramDD]

[Interlude part A chord diagramAA 2x]

[Interlude part B chord diagramBB]
When the sun ...

[Interlude part C chord diagramCC]

[Interlude part B chord diagramBB]
A chord diagramAA summer where I winter at and ...

[Interlude part C chord diagramCC]

D chord diagramDD                  C chord diagramCC               G chord diagramGG             A chord diagramAA
Do you remember when the ...
Bm chord diagramBmBm                 C chord diagramCC               [Riff C chord diagramCC]

D chord diagramDD                  C chord diagramCC               G chord diagramGG             A chord diagramAA
When summer barely had a ...

Bm chord diagramBmBm                 C chord diagramCC               [Riff C chord diagramCC]

G chord diagramGG             D chord diagramDD          A chord diagramAA       D chord diagramDD
Was this your ...

G chord diagramGG             D chord diagramDD          [Riff C chord diagramCC]
Was this your ...

Solo: (not tabbed - play inversions of chorus chords G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD/A chord diagramAA/D chord diagramDD/G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD/Em chord diagramEmEm/A chord diagramAA)]

[Interlude Part A chord diagramAA 2x]

[Interlude Part B chord diagramBB]
When the sun disintegrates ...

[Interlude Part C chord diagramCC]
Is that your ...

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