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America, Green Monkey Tabs (ver.1)

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Green Monkey Tabs (ver.1)

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Green Monkey (written by Dewey Bunnell)


Play with a steady heavy rock beat

Intro 1:  (distorted lead guitar) 4x

e-----------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------|
D----2--2--2--2--2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--|
A----0--0- 0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E-----------------------------------------------------|
      1  +  2 +   3 +   4  +  1 +   2  +  3 +   4  +

Intro 2:  (full band) 2x

||:  Am /  D /  |  Am /  D /  :||

(use this chord pattern over verses)


Verse 1

When the deep blue night is running close on your tracks,
And you can feel the green monkey crawling across your back.
Don't take me so real you forget how to feel,
Don't let the threat of the dagger turn your heart into steel.


Chorus (3rd time with tempo change (slow)
       and 3-part harmony, not unlike CSN!)


Em9                    A7
Smell the perfume of a silent dream,
Em9                  A7
Fly the ocean read a story to me.
Em9                   A7
Speak the wisdom of a redwood tree,
C (tacet)
speak to me. (to Intro 1 & 2)

Verse 2

So you think that star-cluster shining bright in the sky,
Will speak the fate of your evening, tell the truth to your lie?
Don't let the features you read control the tickets you buy,
Soon as you learn that you live you're just beginning to die. (chorus)


Solo over verse chords after second chorus --
end solo and return to chorus with new tempo.

Solo tabs (two guitars)

e--12------------------------|
B-----10--10--8--10--12--13--|
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A----------------------------|
E----------------------------|

 Both guitars play the above
 together 2x, an octave apart
 then separate parts below:

e---------------------------|
B---10---8---10---12--------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

(guitar 1)

   (guitar 2 answers back)
e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A-- 14--15--17--15--14------|
E---------------------------|

    (guitar 1 repeats)
e---------------------------|
B---10---8---10---12--------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

   (guitar 2 answers back)

e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A------------------15-14----|
E---------------------------|

     (guitar 1 repeats)
e---------------------------|
B---10---8---10---12--------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

    (guitar 2 answers back)

e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A---14--15--17--15--14------|
E---------------------------|

   (guitar 1 repeats)

e---------------------------|
B---10---8---10---12--------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

   (guitar 2 answers back)

e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|
A----------15--14--12--10---|
E---------------------------|

Song fades over verse chords with improvised guitar lead --
check out the record (this song is not a 'typical' America
song and features Joe Walsh as guest lead guitarist).
            
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