The Band - Music From Big Pink Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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X
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1
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
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X
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
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1
1
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
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2
4
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2

B

variations
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4
         
         
         
         
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
         
         
         
         
2
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
12 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
1
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
X
1

8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
4
4
4
         
         
         
         
1
X
3
4
2
X
         
         
         
         
1
4
2
3
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
1
         
         
         
         
1
4
3
2

5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
7 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
X
3
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

F

variations
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

11 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
4 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X

Am

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
4
2
1
X
X
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1

Cm

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
4
2
1
X
X
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
X
2
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2

4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X

Fm

variations
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
2
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

12 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
         
         
         
         
2
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2
         
         
         
         
1
2
4
4
         
         
         
         
2
3
4
         
         
         
         
2
4

3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
         
         
         
         
1
3
2
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
1
2
3
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X

A

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X

11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

Fm7

variations
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4
         
         
         
         
X

F7

variations
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
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No capo
We Ccarried you in our Amarms on FIndependence DmDay B And now you'd throw us all Faside and Cput us all away Oh, what dear daughter 'neath the Amsun could Ftreat a father so?Dm B To wait upon him Fhand and foot and Calways tell him "No"

C

E7 Tears of rage,Am tears of grief F Why must I alwaysC be the thief? E7 Come to me now, you know we'reAm so low F And life is C7brief F7M C 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?

C

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 The "Robbie Lick" for the end of every fourth line in a verse is an E chord, and then an D7 chord, and then that D7 chord slid up two frets. Robbie also does this in "Caledonia but in G instead of E. Also, the piano puts in chords that the guitar doesn't play. BForefather pointed to kingdom come FSadly told his only son AJust be careful what you do "Robbie Lick" It all comes back on you. False witness spread the news Somebody's gonna lose Either she or me or you, Nothing we can do.

C

ADon't you say aE word Or reveAal a thing Eyou've learned ATime will telAml you weCmll If you trFmuly, truAly feBll Tarred and feathered, yea! Thistles and thorns, One or the other He kindly warns. Now you look out the window tell me What do you see? I see a golden calf pointing Back at me. I been sitting in here for so darn long Waitin' for the end to come along. Holy roaster on the brink Take a chance, swim or sink. False witness, cast an evil eye said I cannot tell a lie, Haints and saints don't bother me I'm not alone you see.

C

haints: dialect word for haunts i.e. ghosts. 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 For an analysis of the lyrics, and more, see Peter Viney's article on "Caledonia Mission". She Greads the leaves and she Cleads the life That she Glearned so well from the Dold wives It's so Emstrange to arDrange it,C you know I wouldn't Dchange it But Emhear me if you're Dnear me,C can I just rearDrange it? G7 The watchman covers me G7With his remedy G7I can't see and it's hard to feel D I think his magic Cmight be Dreal G I can't get to you from your garden gate You know it's always locked by the magistrate Now he don't care why you cry, he thinks it's just a lie To get out, I don't doubt that you'd make a try If the good times get you through I know the dogs won't bother you We'll be gone in moonshine time I've got a place they'll never find You know I do believe in your hexagram But can you tell me how they all knew the plan? Did you trip or slip on their gifts, you know you were just a con? You knew it, why d'you do it, I've been hiding in the dark Now I must be on my way I guess you really have to stay Inside the mission law Down in Modock, Arkansas Track 5. The Weight A I pulled into NCmazareth, was Dfeelin' about half pastA dead; I just need some Cmplace whereD I can lay myA head. "Hey, mister, can you Cmtell me where a Dman might find a bAed?" He just grinned and Cmshook my hand, and D"No!", was all he said.A

C

A Take a Eload off DFanny,A take a Eload for Dfree;

A E D

Take a loAadD off Fanny, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

A E D A D

I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide; When I saw Carmen and the Devil walkin' side by side. I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown." She said, "I gotta go, but m'friend can stick around."

C

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day. "Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?" He said, "Do me a favor, son, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee company?"

C

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."

C

Catch a cannon ball now, t'take me down the line My bag is sinkin' 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.

C

For more about this song, see Peter Viney's article on "We Can Talk". DWe can talk aEm7bout Dit Gnow It's that Asame old riddle only starting from the middle I'd Dfix it but I Emdon't Dknow Ghow Well, we Acould try to reason but you might think it's treason G One voice for all F E7Echoing across the Ahall BmDon't give up on Gfather clock AWe can talk about it nowD A DCome, let me Emshow Dyou Ghow To Akeep the wheels turnin' you've got to keep the engine churnin' DidD you ever Emmilk Da Gcow I Ahad the chance one day but I was all dressed up for Sunday G Everybody, everyFwhere E7Do you really Acare BmPick up your heads and Gwalk AWe can talk about it now D G7 It Cseems to me we've been E7holding somethingF underneath our tongues I'm aCfraid if you ever got a E7pat on the back It would Flikely burst your Glungs Woh,A stop me, if E7I should sound kindaA down in the E7mouth But I'd Arather be burned in E7Canada than to Afreeze here in the south DPulling that eEmternDmal Gplough We've got to Afind a sharper blade or have a new one made DRest awhile and Emcool Dyour Gbrow Don't need it, Ano need to slave, the whip is in the grave G No salt, no Ftrance It's E7safe now to take a Abackward glance The Bmleaves have turned to Gchalk AWe can talk about it now,D A D AWe can talk about it nowD Track 6. Long Black Veil by M.J.Wilkin and D.Dill. Album: Music from Big Pink GTen years ago on a cool dark night There was Dsomeone killed 'neath the Ctown hall Glight GThere were few at the scene and they all did agree That the Dman who ran looked a Clot like Gme 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 She Cwalks these Ghills in a Clong black Gveil She Cvisits my Ggrave where the Cnight winds Gwail GNobody knows, no, and Cnobody Gsees CNobody Gknows Dbut Cme 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 For more about this song, see Peter Viney's notes on "Chest Fever".

E D/E A/E

E D/E A/E

I kDnoEw she's a tracker, any scarlet would back her

A/E E D/E A

E TheDy say she's a chooser, but I just can't refuse her A/E She was just there, but then she can't be here no more

E B D E B

AndD as my miEnd unweaves, I feel the freeze down in my knees But Bjust beDfore she Eleaves,F she receives She's been down in the dunes and she's dealt with the goons Now she drinks from the bitter cup, I'm trying to get her to give it up She was just here, I fear she can't be here no more And as my mind unweaves, I feel the freeze down in my knees But just before she leaves, she receives ItA's long, long when she's gone,Cm I get weary holding on NoFm7w I'm F7coldly fading fast,B7 I don't think I'm gonna last Very much longer "She's stoned" said the Swede, and the moon calf agreed I'm like a viper in shock with my eyes in the clock She was just there somewhere and here I am again And as my mind unweaves, I feel the freeze down in my knees But just before she leaves, she receives CLoneE7some AmSuzie, F7Mnever Bgot the Cbreaks She's E7always AmlosingG so she sits and cries and shakes C It's E7so hard just to Amwatch her,F andB if I Ctouch her

E B C Am C G

Oh, Cpoor Suzie, I'm wondrin' what to do She just sits there, hoping for a friend I don't fit here, but I may have a friend to lend Maybe I mistook her, but I can't overlook her Must be someone who can pull her through AnyE7one who's Amfelt that bad could F7Mtell me Bwhat to Csay Even E7if she'd justAm get mad,G she might be better off that way C And where is E7all the Amunderstanding F7M Her problems Bcan't be Cthat demanding E Why Bis it she Clooks that wAmay CEvery timeGsus4 she starts to Ccry? Lonesome Suzie, I can't watch you cry no longer If you can use me until you feel a little stronger I guess just watching you has made me lonesome too Why don't we get together, Dm7 What elseG7 can we Cdo? See Peter Viney's article for more about this song. If your meAmmory serves you well We're going to mBo7eet again and wait So I'm goEing to unpack all my things And sit before iFt gets too latDme Am NoC man alive will cAmome to you With aCnother tale to tAmell And you knCow that we shall mAeet again If your meFmory seDmrves you wAmell

Chorus

DmThis wheel's on fFire, rolCling down the rGoadG7 Best nCotifGy my neFxt of kCin TFhis wheel sGhall expAlode! If your memory serves you well, I was going 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, and it was oh so hard to tell And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well

CB

If your memory serves you well, you'll remember that you're the one Who called on them to call on me to get you your favours done And after every plan had failed and there was nothing more to tell And you know that we shall meet again if your memory serves you well E They say everything can be reFmplaced Am They say everyA distance Bis not Enear So I remember every Fmface Am Of every Aman who Bput me Ehere B

C

E I see my light come Fmshinin' Am From the Awest unBto the Eeast Any day now,Fm any day now Am I Ashall beB reEleased They say ev'ry man needs protection They say that ev'ry man must fall Yet I swear I see my reflection Somewhere so high above this wall

C

Now yonder standing there 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 MCusic from Big Pink - The Band - (41:35) - 1968 - Capitol SKAO-2955 Gatefold sleeve LP Original Master Recording released on vinyl in 1980 (Mobile Fidelity MFSL-1-039) Compact Disc: Capitol 46069-2 (1986) Ultra Disc released in 198? (Mobile Fidelity UDCD-527) Limited Edition CD: Capitol Japan M57626 (1998) Remastered CD with bonus tracks: Capitol/EMI 50837 (2000) DVD-Audio w/complete lyrics on screen, photo gallery and discography: Capitol/EMI Products (2003)