Townes Van Zandt - You Are Not Needed Now Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
DWell the birds were talkin’ all at Aonce And the old man Gmowin’ down his lawn AHe didn’t look like much too bad a Dguy And I was thinkin’ “Hang on, man, somethin’s wrong Your blues they do seem to be gone,” Heaven ain’t bad but you don’t get nothin’ done FLay down your head awhilGe DYou are not Aneeded now You are not needed nowD Well Allison laid an egg on me And every time I turn around It’s swimmin’ through the air above my bed And I told Miss Hicks and she said fine Long as you’re back in your room on time I’ll keep you clean the girls will keep you fed Lay down your head with mine You are not needed now And we got things to do Well between the blankets made of wool The trains go by every half an hour And a body can’t get no restin’ done it’s true So I spend my time as best I can Thinkin’ big and makin’ plans And wonderin’ where them trains are rollin’ to Lay down your head poor boy Feel how the ground does move And hear how them drivers sing Well goodbye friends it’s time to close Everybody knows that’s the way it goes Where was it you lived in case I’m ever there? Well three doors down and two behind And it gets a little bit out of hand sometimes Don’t let it fool you into thinkin’ you don’t care Lay down your head and fly And I’ll quietly pass you by You won’t even see me go Well if I thought about it long enough I just might make some kind of move Watchful eyes are too hard on the soul With the smokehouse just across the way And this fog upon the light of day I’d be hard pressed comin’ up with where to go Lay down your head poor boy Feel how the ground does move And hear how them drivers sing And what now my darling one? We’ll go find a little fun You are not needed now. NOTES: -Chord Shapes: I play standard shapes usually when doing this but I have the “Private DVD of his and when doing this song, I noticed he uses exclusively partial barre shapes only makes sparing use of the bass strings, both formations are listed below. -The last D in the chorus is a very sudden transition, took me a while to get it just Listen to the song and you’ll see what I mean, also listen to get the chord changes/lyric just right. This was transcribed from the album version of the song which contains only and drums so have some fun with it, use whatever shapes you like, there really a wrong way to go about it. Try throwing a Gsus instead of a G for a nice subtle variation. D: xx0232 -or- xx0775 A: x02220 -or- xx7655 G: 320003 -or- xx5433 F: 244322 -or- xx4322