Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come On Come On Text Guitar Tab

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COME ON COME ON (Mary Chapin Carpenter)

D |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
G |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|2-----2-2-----2-|2-----2-2---2-2-|
F#|1-----1-1-----1-|1---1-1-1---1-1-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
A |2-----2-2-----2-|2---2-2-3---2-2-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
intro

D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
G |0---0-0-0---0-0-|2-----2-2---2-2-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|2-----2-2---2-2-|
F#|1---1-1-1---1-1-|0-----0-0---0-0-|1---1-1-1---1-1-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
A |2---2-2-3---2-2-|0-----0-0---0-0-|2---2-2-3---2-2-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Some people remember the first time, some can't forget the last

D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
G |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
F#|6---6-6-6---6-6-|8---8-8-8---8-8-|3-----3-3---3-3-|3---3-3-3---3-3-|
D |7---7-7-7---7-7-|9---9-9-9---9-9-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
A |7---7-7-7---7-7-|9---9-9-9---9-9-|5-----5-5---5-5-|5---5-5-5---5-5-|
D |7---7-7-7---7-7-|9---9-9-9---9-9-|4-----4-4---4-4-|4---4-4-4---4-4-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Some just select what they want to from the past

D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
G |0---0-0-0---0-0-|2-----2-2---2-2-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|2-----2-2---2-2-|
F#|1---1-1-1---1-1-|0-----0-0---0-0-|1---1-1-1---1-1-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
A |2---2-2-3---2-2-|0-----0-0---0-0-|2---2-2-3---2-2-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
It's a song that you danced to in high school,
                                   it's a moon you tried to bring down

D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
G |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
F#|6---6-6-6---6-6-|8---8-8-8---8-8-|3-----3-3-----3-|3---3-3-1---0-0-|
D |7---7-7-7---7-7-|9---9-9-9---9-9-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
A |7---7-7-7---7-7-|9---9-9-9---9-9-|5-----5-5-----5-|5---5-5-2---2-2-|
D |7---7-7-7---7-7-|9---9-9-9---9-9-|4-----4-4-----4-|4---4-4-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
On a four-in-the-morning drive through the streets of town

D |0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
G |0---0-0-----0-0-|2---2-2-0---0-0-|0---0-0-----0-0-|2---2-2-0---0-0-|
F#|0---1-1-----1-1-|0---0-0-1---0-0-|0---1-1-----1-1-|0---0-0-1---0-0-|
D |0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
A |3---3-3-----3-3-|0---0-0-2---2-2-|3---3-3-----3-3-|0---0-0-2---2-2-|
D |2---2-2-----2-2-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|2---2-2-----2-2-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Come on come on, it's getting late now; Come on come on, take my hand

D |0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
G |0---0-0-----0-0-|2---2-2-0---0-0-|0---0-0-----0-0-|2---2-2-0---0-0-|
F#|0---1-1-----1-1-|0---0-0-1---0-0-|0---1-1-----1-1-|0---0-0-1---0-0-|
D |0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-----0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
A |3---3-3-----3-3-|0---0-0-2---2-2-|3---3-3-----3-3-|0---0-0-2---2-2-|
D |2---2-2-----2-2-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|2---2-2-----2-2-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Come on come on, you just have to whisper; Come on come on, I will understand

D |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
G |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|2---2-2-2-----2-|2-----2-2---2-2-|
F#|1-----1-1-----1-|1---1-1-1---1-1-|0---0-0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
A |2-----2-2-----2-|2---2-2-3---2-2-|0---0-0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
instrumental

It's a photograph taken in Paris, at the end of the honeymoon
In 1948, late in the month of June
Your parents smile for the camera in sienna shades of light
Now you're older than they were then that summer night

Come on come on, it's getting late now; Come on come on, take my hand
Come on come on, you just have to whisper; Come on come on, I will understand

D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
G |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
F#|1---1-1-1---1-1-|1-----1-1---1-1-|0-----0-0-----0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|
D |0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0---0-0-|2-----2-2-----2-|2-----2-2---2-2-|
A |3---3-3-3---3-3-|3-----3-3---3-3-|2-----2-2-----2-|2-----2-2---2-2-|
D |2---2-2-2---2-2-|2-----2-2---2-2-|2-----2-2-----2-|2-----2-2---2-2-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
It's a need you never get used to, so fierce and so confused

D |0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
G |0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|2-----2-2-----2-|2---2-2-0---0-0-|
F#|1-----1-1---1-1-|1---1-1-1---1-1-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-1---0-0-|
D |0-----0-0---0-0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
A |3-----3-3---3-3-|3---3-3-3---3-3-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-2---2-2-|
D |2-----2-2---2-2-|2---2-2-2---2-2-|0-----0-0-----0-|0---0-0-0---0-0-|
   ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
It's a loss you never get over the first time you lose

And tonight I am thinking of someone, seventeen years ago
We rode in his daddy's car down the river  [skip two measures]

(road) Come on come on, it's getting late now; Come on come on, take my hand
Come on come on, you just have to whisper; Come on come on, I will understand

Come on come on, it's getting late now; Come on come on, take my hand
Come on come on, you just have to whisper; Come on come on, I will understand
Come on come on

instrumental ending
same chords as chorus, but end on G (020100).  Again, tab
 for the lead guitar part is at the end of the file.]

CHORDS:
020100 = G/D          030100 = C(9)/D       000020 = D
777600 = Am7(4)       999800 = Gmaj7/B      450300 = D(4)/F#
020000 = Gmaj7/D      230000 = C(9)addF#/E  230100 = C(9)/E
222000 = Em9                     [yuck!]

LEAD GUITAR:

In the recorded version of this song, the piano kind of dominates the
guitar, especially in the solo.  However, the version that I've transcribed
here is from a 1993 tape of "Austin City Limits", because John Jennings'
lead guitar part is more interesting on "ACL" than on the album.  And since
I have both video and audio for this song, it's probably the first time
I'm 100% sure that I've got the fingerings right!

The slashes are slides up (/) and down (\), and the equal signs (=) are
pull-offs.  Obviously, the "02," "242," and "353" sequences are hammer-ons
and pull-offs.  "Triplet" or "tri" denote triplets.  In the beginning of
each phrase (the part that sounds like "come on come on," put some vibrato
on the 3rd fret of the B string.  Arpeggiate the triple stops (places where
you play three strings at once).

Guitar solo
                                 E --------------------------------|
                                 B ---3----3----3-----3-----3----3-|
                      lead-in:   G ----------------0-----------0---|
                                 D 0----2----4-----------0---------|
                                 A triplet-triplet-triplet---------|
                                 E --------------------------------|
                                   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D               G
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B --------3---3-----------0-------|--------------------------------|
G ----0-----------------0-----2---|------------0-2-242-0---------0-|
D 4-------------------0-----------|----------4-----tri---------0---|
A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D               G
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B --------3---3----\--1---0--(3)--|--------------------------------|
G ----0---------------0-------2---|----0-------0-----------------0-|
D 4-------------------2-------0---|--------4-------------------0---|
A --------------------------------|----------------------0-2=3-----|
E --------------------------------|--------------------3-----------|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D               G
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B --------3---3----\--1---0--(3)--|--------------------3-----------|
G ----0---------------0-------2---|------------0-2-420---------0---|
D 4-------------------2-------0---|----------4-----tri-----------0-|
A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|-----|
B --------3---3----\--1-----0-----|--------------------------------|-----|
G ----0---------------0-----0-----|2-------------------------------|-----|
D 4-------------------2-----0-----|0----------------------------------|
A --------------------------------|0-------------------------------------|harmonic
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|-----|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^
                                                             And tonight...

Ending
                                 E --------------------------------|
                                 B --------------------------------|
                      lead-in:   G ------------------------0---0=2-|
                                 D ----------------------4---4-----|
                                 A --------------------5-----------|
                                 E --------------------------------|
                                   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D               G
E ----------------------------2/3-|353\2---------------------------|
B --3-3-3-/-8-8-8-------\---5-----|--------------1-1=3-0---------3-|
G 4-------------------------------|------------2---------------0---|
D ----------------------- * = slide left finger -------------0-----|
A --------------------------- but pick string ---------------------|
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D               G
E ----------0-0-------------------|--------------------------------|
B 3---1-1-------------------0-1---|--------------------------------|
G 0---0-0-----------------2-----2-|------------20--0-------------0-|
D 4---2-2-------------------------|4-------------4-------------0---|
A --------------------------------|------------tri---------2=3-----|
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D               G
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B --------3---3----\--1---0--(3)--|--------------------3-----------|
G ----0---------------0-------2---|------------0=2-420---------0---|
D(4)------------------2-------0---|----------4-----tri-----------0-|
A --------------------------------|--------5-----------------------|
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .

  C                                D               G
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B --------3---3----\--1---0--(3)--|--------------------------------|
G ----0---------------0-------2---|------------0---0---------------|
D 4-------------------2-------0---|------------0--(0)--------------|
A --------------------------------|------------2--(2)--------------|
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .    ^   .   ^   .   ^   .   ^   .