Home » N » Newman Randy »

Newman Randy - Its Money That Matters Tabs

Artists:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # 

Its Money That Matters Tabs

(ver. 1) Click to play this song!
Newman Randy
This is my first post of chords, so I'm praying 
the lines w/ chords and the lines w/ words roughly 
match up.

	Someone (sorry didn't catch name, cause I'm new 
to this game) posted a request for the chords to 
"It's Money That Matters" by Randy Newman, from the 
recording "Land of Dreams" (Reprise 25773--a few bad tunes, but a few 
really great tunes, so buy it!).  The 
poster can e-mail me for clarification.  

	I welcome all corrections, suggestions, praise, and flames at my 

	Here is a condensation of the chords for the 
tune.  It's pretty much a "cycle" tune, so I didn't include all lyrics 
and verses.

	Notes:  The verse merely cycles through D-A-G-D 
(with two beats per chord, but note that the D 
chord repeats at beginning and end of each cycle).  What Newman 
calls the Chorus (where he sings "It's money that 
matters") follows the same D-A-G-D pattern.

	What I have called Bridge I is pretty 
straightforward, but what I have called Bridge II 
is actually a little riff section, so the chords 
are deceptive.  I will spell the notes in the "C-no third" riff 
(pretty wimpy thing to call a riff) so you can get 
it a little better.  For the "C no third" chord, 
don't even bother playing a chord, just play the 
riff notes, duplicated in all the octaves you can 
spare (within reason).

	Bridge I appears only once in the song.  Bridge 
II comes twice:  once after Bridge I (and a short turnaround), and once 
after the third verse.

	You're on your own to sound like Mark Knopfler 
does on the recording.

			It's Money That Matters
				Randy Newman


    D	      A		G		D
Of all of the people

    D  	       A	G		D
that I used to know


    D	     A		G		D
Most never adjusted 

    D		   A	G		D
to the great big world

		etc.

BRIDGE  I

Bmin                         A            G
All of these people are much brighter than I

    Bmin                      A             G
In any fair system they would flourish and thrive


                   D
But they barely survive

               A  
They eke out a living

           A#dim    Bmin
And they barely survive

Bmin    A     G     D/F#   (<- turnaround into first occurence of Bridge II)


Bridge II

   A (no third)      C no third (riff:  g c c c d) 
When I was a young boy


   A (no third)      C no third (riff:  g c c c d) 
Maybe thirteen

        A (no third)      C no third (riff:  g c c c d) 
I took a hard look around me


         A (no third)      C no third (riff:  g c c c d) 
and asked what does it mean?


      D            A       G       D
So I talked to my father

   D            A       G       D
and he didn't know.

etc.


(Note: Bridge II repeats after third verse)

[I checked the layout after I pulled this into my news editor,and the 
chords and lines seem to match up pretty well. We'll see how well it nets.]
            
Submit corrections

↑ Back to top | Tablatures and chords for acoustic guitar and electric guitar, ukulele, drums are parodies/interpretations of the original songs. You may use it for private study, scholarship, research or language learning purposes only