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Don't Let Me Explode Chords

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The Hold Steady
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                Don't Let me Explode off of Separation Sunday

Can someone please, please tab First Night and any other songs off of Boys and Girls in

The timing is 3/4 I think - just strum every chord for two bars of three strums.  The
of the chords over the lyrics is somewhat wrong, but its close enough to play it - plus I
on the last verse because I'm lazy.  Also keep in mind this is a pretty piano heavy 
but it sounds pretty good on guitar too.

For it to sound perfect try:
-sliding up F to G to Bb (1 to 3 to 6) on the Low E when you make the transition from F
-similarly sliding up F to F# to G (1-2-3) on the Low E for the F to Gm transition.

Verse 1:
Bb Gm        Eb             F
     he said what about los angeles
Bb Gm           Eb                        F
    she said we never really made it that far west
Gm                 Eb            Bb                  F
  we scored big in denver and we thought it might be best
Gm      Eb                 Bb       F
  to go hang around in the upper midwest

Verse 2: Same Chords
he said what about new orleans
she said i don't think you understand what that means
all those hangers on - the girls lifting up their shirts when the cameras come on
we were trying to stay away from those kind of scenes.

Bb Dm  Eb           F
    we didn't go to dallas.
Bb Dm      Eb                          F
    'cause jackie onassis said that it ain't safe for catholics yet.
Bb                             Dm
think about what they pulled on kennedy.
         Eb                         F
and then think about his security.
Bb                        Gm                            C    F
then think about what they might try to pull on you and me.

Rock out:
F Eb       D                        Gm
     saint barbara i'm calling your name.
      C                     Dm
don't let me blow up. we'll hook it all up.
                Bb                            Bb
i guess there's fields of speed where there's fields of grain.
A Eb  Dm                         Gm
      saint barbara don't let me explode.
      C                    D                              Eb
i can feel the whole scene starting to corrode when we're fooling around on
the frontage roads.

Verse 3:
Bb Gm Eb Dm
he asked what happened to charlemagne.
Bb Gm Eb Dm
she just smiled all polite-like and said something vague.
Dm Eb Bb F
she said charlemagne got caught up in some complicated things.
Gm Eb Bb F
she wiped at her nose and she winked.

Enjoy... Dm
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