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Things Mean A Lot by Red House Painters

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Song:  Things Mean Alot
Artist: Red House Painters
Album: Red House Painters (#2)
This arr. by Michael Hughes for solo guitar & voice
It would be great to correspond with some RHP fans.
I'm hard pressed to find a band that I enjoy this much.
[email protected]  Sept '97

   1.Sorry I did not take the energy to name all
the chords (I would probably name them wrong anyway)
There is a lot of droning going on throughout, and I
thought this would be the easiest method to relate.
   2.This of course is not exact since I'm reducing
it to one guitar. It does however stand up fairly well.
   3.Lyrics in parenthesis are questionable. I sing,
"..heart's heights"
   4.Parenthesis are used with double-digit fret
numbers for clarity.
   5.See additional performance note at end
concerning OUTRO.
This is a gorgeous little bittersweet piece presented
more as a collage than as a verse,verse,chorus,etc form.

3/4 time

DADGAD tuning

INTRO: crescendo in with repeating  xo3o3o

xo3o3o  xo3ooo  xo54oo  xo5ooo  ooo2oo
Chord diagramA augmentedA de-  scend-  ing   climb

4xxoo4         7x7oo7
my feet can't ....

          x5oo5o x4oo4o  x5oo5o
to the top (of your ....

x3oo3o       55oo5o
tomorrow ...

        77oo7o  88oo8o
the one who I'd sworn ....

x3oo3o      o5oo5o
to take ...

    77oo7o   88(10)ooo
in the bed ....

xo3o3o  xo3ooo  xo54oo  xo5ooo  ooo2oo
You   threat to ....

and none of this ...

  77oo75  ooo2oo
or surface ....

555755      ooo2oo
It scares ....

    xxoo45  7779oo
that we won't.....

       999(11)oo  5557oo
watching the ....

        999(11)oo  3335oo
or brooding ....

    999(11)oo  5557oo   999xxx
in the same    part ....

999(11)99  777977   4446oo  222422
Scares me  how .....

      x244xxx    x355xxx
how you for-get ....

999(11)99  777977   4446oo  222422
Scares me  how ....

      x244xxx    x355xxx
how you for-get ....
OUTRO:                   \
888(10)oo                 |
Things mean a .....|
2o2ooo       2o2o4o         |
don't mean .....|
888(10)oo        5554ooo  555oo4 |
things mean a .....|
repeat outro 6 times, end with 888(10)oo
OUTRO performance note:
I like to pull off the highest fretted note
of the 888(10)ooo, 2o2o4o, and 555oo4 chords
on the upbeat of 2 just prior to moving to the
next chord and allow the open pulled-off note
to ring thru the next chord

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