Chordproc: Band : Music From Big Pink

Band : Music From Big Pink


  1. Tears Of Rage
  2. To Kingdom Come
  3. In A Station
  4. Caledonia Mission
  5. The Weight
  6. We Can Talk
  7. Long Black Veil
  8. Chest Fever
  9. Lonesome Suzie
  10. This Wheel's On Fire
  11. I Shall Be Released

Tears Of Rage

C
C
/b
Am
F
/e
Dm
We carried you in our arms on Independence Day
Bb
F
C
And now you'd throw us all aside and put us all away
C
C
/b
Am
F
/e
Dm
Oh, what dear daughter 'neath the sun could treat a father so?
Bb
F
C
To wait upon him hand and foot and always tell him, "No"
E7
Am
Tears of rage, tears of grief
F
C
Why must I always be the thief?
E7
Am
Come to me now, you know we're so alone
F
C7
Fmaj7
C
And life is brief It was all very painless When you went out to receive All that false instruction Which we never could believe And now the heart is filled with gold As if it was a purse But, oh, what kind of love is this Which goes from bad to worse? Tears of rage... We pointed you the way to go And scratched your name in sand Though you just thought it was nothing more Than a place for you to stand I want you to know that while we watched You discovered no one would be true And I myself was among The ones who thought It was just a childish thing to do Tears of rage...



To Kingdom Come

A
E
x4
B
Forefather pointed to kingdom come
F#
Sadly told his only son
A
Just be careful what you do
A
F#m
E
It all comes back on you
B
False witness spread the news
F#
Somebody's gonna lose
A
Either she or me or you
A
F#m
E
Nothing we could do
A
F#m
E
So don't you say a word
A
F#m
E
Or repeat a thing you heard
A
Abm
C#m
Time will tell you well
F#m
A
B
If the truth truly fell
A
E
Tarred and feathered, yeah
A
E
Thistled and thorned
A
E
A
E
One or the other he kindly warned
A
E
Now you look out the window
A
E
Tell me what do you see?
A
E
A
E
I see a golden calf pointing back at me
B
Well, they'd set their cap for so darn long
F#
Waiting for the end to come along
A
Holy ghost or on the brink
A
F#m
E
I'd take a choice, swim or sink
B
False witness cast an evil eye
F#
Said I cannot tell a lie
A
Kings and saints don't bother me
A
F#m
E
I'm not alone, you see
A
F#m
E
So don't you say a word
A
F#m
E
Or repeat a thing you heard
A
Abm
C#m
Time will tell you well
F#m
A
B
If the truth truly fell
A
E
Tarred and feathered, yeah
A
E
Thistled and thorned
A
E
A
E
One or the other he kindly warned
A
E
Now you look out the window
A
E
Tell me what do you see?
A
E
A
E
I see a golden calf pointing back at me
B
F#
A
A
F#m
E
A
E
A
E
A
E
A
E
B
F3
A
A
F#m
E
X2



In A Station

C
Em
F
Dm
Once I walked through the halls of a station
G
C7
Someone called your name
C
Em
F
Dm
In the street I heard children laughing
G
C7
They all sound the same
C
F
Wonder, could you ever know me
C
G
Know the reason why I live
C
F
Is there nothing you can show me
Eb
F/g
C
Life seems so little to give Once I climbed up the face of a mountain And ate the wild fruit there Fell asleep until the moonlight woke me And I could taste your hair Isn't everybody dreaming! Then the voice I hear is real Out of all the idle scheming Can't we have something to feel Once upon a time leaves me empty Tomorrow never comes I could sing the sound of your laughter Still I don't know your name Must be some way to repay you Out of all the good you gave If a rumour should delay you Love seems so little to save



Caledonia Mission

G7
G
C
G
C
She reads the leaves and she leads the life
G
D
That she learned so well from the old wives
Em
D
C
It's so strange to arrange it, you know I
D
wouldn't change it
Em
D
C
But hear me if you're near me, can I just
D
rearrange it?
G7
The watchman covers me With his remedy
D
I can't see and it's hard to feel
C
G
I think his magic might be real
G7
G
C
G
G7
C
I can't get to you from your garden gate
G
D
You know it's always locked by the magistrate
Em
D
C
Now he don't care why you cry, he thinks it's
D
just a lie
Em
D
C
D
To get out, I don't doubt that you'd make a try
G7
If the good times get you through I know the dogs won't bother you
D
We'll be gone in moonshine time
C
G
I've got a place they'll never find
G7
G
C
G
C
You know I do believe in your hexagram
G
D
But can you tell me how they all knew the plan?
Em
D
C
Did you trip or slip on their gifts you know were
D
just a con?
Em
D
C
D
You knew it, why d'you do it, I've been hiding in the dawn
G7
Now I must be on my way I guess you really have to stay Inside the mission walls
D
C
G
Down in Modark, Arkansas
G7
G
C



The Weight

A
C#m
D
A
I pulled in to Nazareth, I was feeling about half past dead
A
C#m
D
A
I just need some place where I can lay my head
A
C#m
D
A
"Hey, Mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
A
C#m
D
A
He just grinned, shook my hand, "No" was all he said
A
/g#
D
Take a load off, Fanny
A
/g#
D
Take a load for free
A
/g#
D
Take a load off, Fanny
D
Dsus4
D
A
And... you put the load right on me
A/g#
F#m7
E
D
I picked up my bag, I went looking for a place to hide When I saw Carmen and the devil walking side by side I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown" She said, "I got to go, but my friend can stick around" Take a load off, Fanny... Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothing you can say It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgement day "Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?" He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company" Take a load off, Fanny... Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog He said, "I will fix your rack, if you'll take Jack my dog" I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man" He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can?" Take a load off, Fanny... Get your Canonball now, to take me down the line My bag is sinking low, and I do believe it's time To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one Who sent me here with her regards for everyone Take a load off, Fanny...



We Can Talk

D
Em
F#m
G
A
D
Em
F#m
G
A
D
Em
F#m
G
We can talk about it now
A
It's that same old riddle Only starting from the middle
D
Em
F#m
G
I'd fix it but I don't know how
A
Well, we could try to reason But you might think it's treason
G
F
One voice for all
E7
A
Echoing along the hall
Bm
Bm/a
G
Don't give up on father clock
A
Bm
C#m
D
A7
We can talk about it now
D
Em
F#m
G
Come, let me show you how
A
To keep the wheels turnin' you've got to Keep the engine churnin'
D
Em
F#m
G
But did you ever milk a cow
A
I had the chance one day But I was all dressed up for Sunday
G
F
Everybody, everywhere
E7
A
Do you really care
Bm
Bm/a
G
Pick up your heads and walk
A
Bm
C#m
D
G7
We can talk about it now
C
E7
It seems to me we've been holding something
F
Underneath our tongues
C
E7
I'm afraid if you ever got a pat on the back
F
G
It would likely burst your lungs
A
E
Oh, stop me if I should sound
A
E
Kinda down in the mouth
A
E
But I'd rather be burned in Canada
A
D
A
A/c#
Than to freeze here in the south
D
Em
F#m
G
Pulling that eternal plough
A
We've got to find a sharper blade Or have a new one made
D
Em
F#m
G
Rest awhile and cool your brow
A
Don't you see there's no need to slave The whip is in the grave
G
F
No salt, no trance
E7
A
It's safe now to take a backward glance
Bm
Bm/a
G
Because the flames have turned to chalk
A
Bm
C#m
D
We can talk about it now
A
Bm
C#m
D
We can talk about it now



Long Black Veil

G
Ten years ago on a cool dark night
D
C
G
There was someone killed beneath the town hall light There were few at the scene and they all did agree
D
C
G
That the one who ran looked a lot like me The judge said "Son, what is your alibi? If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die" I spoke not a word although it meant my life I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife
C
G
C
G
She walks these hills in a long black veil
C
G
C
G
She visits my grave where the night winds wail
C
G
Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees
D
C
G
Nobody knows but me The scaffold was high and eternity neared she stood in the crowd and shed not a tear But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans in a long black veil she cries over my bones She walks these hills in a long black veil She visits my grave where the night winds wail Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees Nobody knows but me Nobody knows but me



Chest Fever

E
D/f#
A
x4
E
D/f#
A
I know she's a tracker
E
D/f#
A
any style that would back her
E
E
D/f#
A
They say she's a chooser
E
D/f#
but I just can't refuse her
A
She was just there, but then she can't be here no more
E
B
D
E
And as my mind unwheels
B
D
E
I feel the freeze down in my knees
B
D
E
F#7
But just before she leaves, she receives
E
D/f#
A
She's been down in the dunes
E
D/f#
A
and she's dealt with the goons
E
E
D/f#
A
Now she drinks from a bitter cup
E
D/f#
I'm trying to get her to give it up
A
She was just here, I fear she can't be there no more
E
B
D
E
And as my mind unwheels
B
D
E
I feel the freeze down in my knees
B
D
E
F#7
But just before she leaves, she receives
G#m
It's long, long when she's gone
C#m
I get weary holding on
A
Now I'm coldly fading fast
B7
E
I don't think I'm gonna last very much longer
E
E
D/f#
A
"She's stoned" said the Swede
E
D/f#
A
and the moon calf agreed
E
E
D/f#
A
But like a viper in shock
E
D/f#
With my eyes in the clock
A
She was just there somewhere and here I am again
E
B
D
E
And as my mind unwheels
B
D
E
I feel the freeze down in my knees
B
D
E
F#7
But just before she leaves, she receives



Lonesome Suzie

C
E7
Am
F
Bb
C
Lonesome Suzie never got the breaks
C
E7
Am
G
She's always losing and so she sits and cries and shakes
C
E7
Am
F
Bb
C
It's hard just to watch her and if I touch her
Eb
Bb
C
Am
G
C
Oh, poor Suzie, I'm wondering what to do
C
E7
Am
F
Bb
C
She just sits there hoping for a friend
C
E7
Am
G
B
C
I don't fit here but I may have a friend to lend
C
E7
Am
F
Bb
C
Maybe I mistook her but I can't overlook her
Eb
Bb
C
Am
G
C
Must be someone who can pull her through
C
E7
Am
F
Bb
C
Anyone who's felt that bad could tell me what to say
C
E7
Am
G
C
Even if she just got mad she might be better off that way
C
E7
Am
And where is all the understanding?
F
Bb
C
Her problems can't be that demanding
Eb
Bb
C
Am
Why is it she looks my way
G
C
Every time she starts to cry
C
E7
Am
F
Bb
C
Lonesome Suzie, I can't watch you cry no longer
C
E7
Am
G
If you can use me until you feel a little stronger
C
E7
Am
F
Bb
C
I guess just watching you has made me lonesome too
Eb
Bb
C
Am
G
C
Why don't we get together, what else can we dooo?



This Wheel's On Fire

Bdim7: xx0101
Am
If your memory serves you well
Bdim7
We were goin' to meet again and wait
E
So I'm goin F Dm Am And sit before it gets too late
C
Am
No man alive will come to you
C
Am
With another tale to tell
C
Am
But you know that we shall meet again
F
Dm
Am
If your memory serves you well
Dm
F
C
G
G7
This wheel's on fire, rolling down the road
C
G
F
C
Best notify my next of kin
F
G
A
This wheel shall explode! If your memory serves you well I was goin' to confiscate your lace And wrap it up in a sailor's knot And hide it in your case If I knew for sure that it was yours But it was oh so hard to tell But you knew that we would meet again If your memory serves you well This wheel's on fire... If your memory serves you well You'll remember you're the one That called on me to call on them To get you your favors done And after every plan had failed And there was nothing more to tell You knew that we would meet again If your memory served you well This wheel's on fire...



I Shall Be Released

E
F#m
They say everything can be replaced
G#m
A
E
They say every distance is not near
F#m
So I remember every face
G#m
A
E
B7
Of every man who put me here
E
F#m
I see my light come shining
G#m
A
E
From the west down to the east
F#m
Any day now, any day now
G#m
A
E
I shall be released They say every man needs protection They say that every man must fall Yet I swear I see my reflection Somewhere so high above this wall I see my light come shining From the west down to the east Any day now, any day now I shall be released Now yonder stands a man in this lonely crowd A man who swears he's not to blame All day long I hear him shouting so loud Just crying out that he was framed I see my light come shining From the west down to the east Any day now, any day now I shall be released Any day now, any day now I shall be released