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Great Song!

PostPosted:Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:33 am
by cosmic_charlie
I love this song. I never really paid attention to it until a couple of years ago. When I really paid attention to the lyrics for the first time I was blown away.

PostPosted:Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:28 pm
by Catfish John
indeed. There is a funny story about how John Phillips wrote the song at www.whitegum.com

PostPosted:Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:38 pm
by HOWEYMAN
This tune is great one. Always loved it. Bobby really belted it out on this one.

PostPosted:Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:13 pm
by old man down
Skull & Roses

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|----b12r10----8------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------8v------------------|
G|---------------------9---------------7---7---------7---9-------|-------------7--------7---9----7----------9v-----------|
D|-----------------------------7h9--------------9-----------------|----8/9---------9-------------------------------7h9---|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------7--|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Me and my uncle went ridin’ down,
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------8-------------------8-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|----9--------9---9p7h9---------9p7----7------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------9\8----9\8-----5---|----4/5v--------5v-------5v------5v--------5v------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|

------------------------------------------South Colorado,-----------------West Texas bound.
e|----------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------10--|
B|---------------------8v----------------------------------|-------------------------------------8---8---8h10/12----------|
G|----9p7---7---9----------7----9---7-------------------|------------7--7--7---9----7h9---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------9\8-----7\5---|----7/9----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------|

--------We stopped over-------------------------------------------in Santa Fe,
e|--------------------------12----12---12----12----10----------10---|---b19r17-----15p0----------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------12----------|---------------------------15p0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

-------That being the point,------------just about half way,
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---b16r14-----12----12------------------------------------------14---12-----14------14----12---14v------|
D|-----------------------------14---14----12----14---12--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------12-------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-----Hey, and you know it was the hottest part of the day.
e|---------------------7--7------7----|---7------------0----------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------7--7------7----|---7------------0----------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G|---12---------------7h8------8----|---8------------0----------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------12h14----7--7------7----|---7------------2-----------2----2----|---0----------0----------0----------0-------|
A|---------------------9--9------9----|---9------------2----------------------|------2p0-------2p0--------2p0-------2p0-|
E|---------------------7--7------7----|---7------------0----------------------|----------------------------------------------|

--------And I took the horses--------------------------up to the stall,
e|--------------------------------3----3---|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------0----0---|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------0----0---|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----0------------------0-------0----0---|----------------------------------------------------|
A|------2p0-----0h2-------------2----2--|---------------------------5/7----5h7----5---7---|
E|----------------------------3---3----3---|----------------------------------------------------|

--------Went to the barroom,-----------ordered drinks for all,
e|---------3------3-----------|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------0------0-----------|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------0------0-----------|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------0------0-----------|----5-------------------------------5----7---7---7----9---|
A|---------2------2-----------|---------7\6----5----6---6---7----------------------------|
E|----3----3------3-----------|------------------------------------------------------------|

PostPosted:Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:28 pm
by bucketorain
I mean no offense by this at all, but it was funny in the early eighties when Bobby used to say in a most feminine way "take off my dusty shirt". you could almost picture him kicking back his leg when he sang it...

but yes this song is very entertaining.

PostPosted:Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:17 pm
by gratephulphish123
this is far and away my favorite of bob's cowboy songs, the story never seems to get old and jerry's solo is consistently blistering. what key do you guys play the solo in typically i'm stumped?

PostPosted:Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:24 pm
by kevo
gratephulphish123 wrote:this is far and away my favorite of bob's cowboy songs, the story never seems to get old and jerry's solo is consistently blistering. what key do you guys play the solo in typically i'm stumped?
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PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:35 am
by st. stephen
better Em/G...
=)

PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:41 am
by ronster
Play lead in key of G

Nice post Old Man

I always loved this tune but heard Bobby play it way to often.

PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:39 am
by bodiddley
gratephulphish123 wrote:this is far and away my favorite of bob's cowboy songs, the story never seems to get old and jerry's solo is consistently blistering. what key do you guys play the solo in typically i'm stumped?
Agreed, and the most played GD tune ever...yet I never get sick of it....Big River is up there on my list too.

PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:19 am
by Tennessee Jedi
Old Man down
Will check out these tabs tonight with my git box.Thanks man!
For one of the "Easier"tunes I'm real embarrassed :oops: that I dont know it that well.The Jerry licks you supplied might change that.
My favorite Cowboy song the Dead do?
Mexicali.
1)'Cause I love Jerrys licks on that one!
2)I always thought it was a cover tune!And it turns out its a Bob Jem!
Ace is one great album. :cool: :cool: :cool:

PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:27 am
by BuddhaG
Agreed with all said above. I think big river, mamu, around & around, other songs like that (I think you get the picture) can get really annoying after hearing them so many times.

BUT when the boys are on and Jerry is rippin' hard lines on 'em they are actually some of my favorite Bob tunes to listen to.

I think they had some trouble all being on one page with that crazy polka rhythm to Mexicali but when it worked then it really worked. Jerry's playing on that one makes me giggle like a little boy sometimes.

PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:05 pm
by BlobWeird
old man down wrote:
. . That day on the pony, just about half way,
Coulda swore it was That being the point, just about half way? Anyone?

PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:17 pm
by Tennessee Jedi
Yeah Blob
I agree thats what I hear too.
The pony thing is more western though,so I dont know? :cool:

PostPosted:Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:47 pm
by old man down
I thought the lyric was "That day in the border, just about half way."

Thought that for, hmmmm, 30 years. LOL

But I thought you'd all laugh at me for that.

Picked up these lyrics from various sources off the web, so don't pay any attention to 'em.

Anyway, I've got a few hours to kill sitting here in San Jose International Airport, waitin' for a plane.

Guess I'll continue the transcribing...