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Neil Young - Sugar Mountain tab

    n the Decade version the basic chords are pretty straight forward, but there are a
lot of ad lib embellishments, especially to the G chord between chorus and verse.
    You need to listen to the track to get the feel for these embellishments as any
attempt to tab them faithfully, IMO, would be pointless.
    Also Neil starts off using the Fadd9 chord but about halfway through changes this to
a straight F, but the Fadd9 reappears again at the end. This too seems to have a slight
ad lib feel to it.
    The main differences in the Live Rust version are the alternative chords for every
other chorus (documented below after the main version of the tab), the inclusion of
harmonica solos and the absence of the intro/fill section between choruses and verses.
    There are also far fewer ad lib embellishments, the main one being a C/G (3x2013)
hammered on during the G chord between chorus and verse.
    I also checked out the Live Aid version. It's a hybrid of the two and keeps to
Decade's structure but adds a couple of harmonica solos using the alternative chords from
Live Rust.
    So here it is the Complete Sugar Mountain Kit (batteries not included), take which
bits you want and build your own today!

Tuning:
  Standard (EADGBE) for the Live Rust version
  Dropped  (DGCFAD) for the Decade version

Chords:
  Dadd2add4 x54030
  Fadd9     1x3213
  C/G       3x2013

Mike Campbell's Intro/Fill Tab:
G
|----3-----3-3-3-|
|----0-----0-0-0-|
|----0-----0-0-0-| (4 times)
|----0-----0-0-0-|
|----2-----2-2-2-|
|3---------3-3-3-|

 Dadd2add4                         C
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0----------|
|----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----------|----1-----1-1-1-|----1----------|
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0----------|
|----4-----4-4-4-|0h4---------4---|----2-----2-2-2-|0h2-----0------|
|5---------5-5-5-|----------------|3---------3-3-3-|------------3--|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

 G
|----3-------3---|----3-----------|----3-------3---|----3----------|
|----0-------0---|----0-----------|----0-------0---|----0----------|
|----0-------0---|----0-----------|----0-------0---|----0----------|
|----0-------0---|----0----0h2----|0---0-------0---|----0----------|
|----2-------2---|----2-----------|--------2---2---|----2-------2--|
|3-------3-------|3---------------|----------------|3-------3------|

 Dadd2add4                         C
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0----------|
|----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----------|----1-----1-1-1-|----1----------|
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0h2----|
|----4-----4-4-4-|0h4---------4---|----2-----2-2-2-|0h2------------|
|5---------5-5-5-|----------------|3---------3-3-3-|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

 G
|----3-----3-3-3-|----------------|----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----3-3-3|
|----0-----0-0-0-|----------------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----0-0-0|
|0---0-----0-0-0-|----------------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----0-0-0|
|----0-----0-0-0-|0h2-----0-------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----0-0-0|
|----2-----2-2-2-|----------2p0---|----2-----2-2-2-|----2-----2-2-2|
|----------3-3-3-|----------------|3---------3-3-3-|3---------3-3-3|

G             Fadd9
Oh to live on  Sugar Mountain
G                        Fadd9
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
G                   Fadd9
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm                                                   G
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
Dm                       G
You're leaving there too soon.

        G            Fadd9                            G
It's so noisy at the fair but all your friends are there,
        G              Fadd9                            G
And the candy floss you had, and your mother and your dad.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

Fill (see tab)

There's a girl just down the aisle, oh to turn and see her smile
You can hear the words she wrote, as you read a hidden note.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

Fill (see tab)

Now you're underneath the stairs and you're giving back some glares
To the people you once met and it's your first cigarette.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

Now you say you're leaving home 'cos you want to be alone
Ain't it funny how you feel when you're finding out it's real.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon

Dadd2add4 C (see tab)
G    C/G  G  C/G G.


Chorus variation from Live Rust

  G/D xx0787
  F/D xx0565

G/D           F/D
Oh to live on   Sugar Mountain

G/D                      F/D
With the barkers and the coloured balloons

G/D                 F/D
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain

Dm                                                   G
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon

Dm                       G
You're leaving there too soon.


kb's Alternate Intro Tab:
 G
|-----------3-3--|----------------|----------------|---------0-----|
|0--------0-0-0--|-0--0--0-0-0--0-|-0--0--0-0-0--0-|-0--0--3-0-0-0-|
|0--0-----0-0-0--|-0--0--0-0-0--0-|-0--0--0-0-0--0-|-0--0--0---0-0-|
|0--0-----0-0----|-0--0--0-0-0----|-0--0--0-0-0--0-|-0--0--0---0-0-|
|2--2------------|-2--2--2---2----|-2--2--2---2----|-2--2------0---|
|3--3------------|-3--3------3----|----------------|-3--3----------|

Dsus4(addE/9)                     C
|----0-----0---0-|----0--0--------|---0------0---0-|----0-----0------|
|-3--3---3-3-3-3-|----3--3--------|---1----1-1-1-1-|----1-1---1------|
|-0--0---0-0-0---|----0-----0--0--|---0----0-0-0-0-|----0-0---0------|
|-4--4---4-4-4---|0h4-------5--5--|2--2----2-2-2---|0h2-----0---2-0--|
|-5------5---5---|---------(5)-5--|3-------3---3---|------------3-0--|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|

 G
|----3-----------|3--3-3----------|----3-----3-3-3-|-----------------|
|----0----0-0-0--|0--0-0--0_1-1==-|0---0-----0-0-0-|----0--0---------|
|----0----0-0-0--|0--0-0----------|0---0---0-0-0-0-|----0--0-0-0-0-0-|
|----0----0-0-0--|0--0----0_2-2==-|0---0---0---0-0-|0---0--0-0-0-0-0-|
|----2----2-2----|2---------------|--------2---2---|2---2----0-0-0-0-|
|3--------3---3--|3---------------|--------3-------|3---3------------|

Dsus4(addE/9)                     C
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-0---------|----0-----0-----|----0-0-----0-0|
|----3-----3-3-3-|----3-3-3-------|----1-----1---1-|----1-1-----1-1|
|0---0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-0-----|0---0---0-0---0-|----0-0-0_2====|
|4---4-----4-4-4-|0h4-------0-----|2-------2-2-2-2-|0_2======------|
|5---------5-5-5-|------------5---\3-------3---3---|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

 G
|----3-----------|------3---------|----------------|----3----3-3---|
|----0-----0-0---|0_1-1-1-0-0-----|----0----0--0-0-|----0----0-0-00|
|0---0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-0-----|----0----0--0-0-|----0----0-0-00|
|----0-----0-0-0-|0_2-2---0-------|----0----0--0-0-|0---0----0---00|
|----------2---2-|----------2_0---|----2----2--2---|2--------2---2-|
|----------3---3-|----------------|3--------3--3---|---------3-----|
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