Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Center tab

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The Amboy Dukes' only hit single (#16, 1968).  The eponymous LP has 30-odd
different smoking implements on the cover, and the entire second side (which
this both leads off and concludes) is a suite about finding The Meaning Of
Life through O.D.ing.  Nonetheless, Ted Nugent swears to this day that he
didn't know it's about drugs...  -- AWR


                    "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"
                        (Ted Nugent - Steve Farmer)

Intro:

	Rhythm guitar, bass, and drums [2X]:

	A                 C
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

	Lead guitar enters, playing variations on A and C barre chords
	at 5th and 8th frets [2X]

	Solo:

A v v v v v v v v -------------------------|--------------------------| -8b9---------------------|-------------------10-8---| -------------------------|----------------9---------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| (slow bend)
C v v v v v v v v -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|-------------------8b10---| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------|
(slow bend) A v v v v v v v v -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------5-----5--7--|-b9-r7-------------8--10--| ----------------6--------|-------6--------9---------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------|
C v v v v v v v v --------------------10b12---|-r10-8----------------------| b12b12-10-8h10p8------------|------10b12r10-8-----10-----| ----------------------------|----------------------------| ----------------------------|----------------------------| ----------------------------|----------------------------| ----------------------------|----------------------------|
A v v v v v v v v -------------------------|--------------------------| 8b9---7p5----5--7--5-----|----5--------------8------| ----------6-----------6--|-------6--4--2s9------9---| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------|
C v v v v v v v v ----------8--------------|--------------------------| -8--10-8-----8-----------|-------------------10b12--| -------------------------|----------------9---------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------|
A E v v v v v v v v -------------------------|--------------------------| -10----10------b12r10-8--|--------------------------| -------------------------|-9-----9------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------| -------------------------|--------------------------|
Verse 1: E [piano in left channel plays E6] Leave your cares behind Come with us and find D E The pleasures of a journey to the center of the mind Chorus: A C C C B Bb A Come along if you care (A) C C C B Bb A Come along if you dare (A) C C C B Bb B Take a ride to the land inside [1,2: of your mind] [3: and you'll see] Verse 2: Beyond the seas of thought Beyone the realm of what Across the streams of hopes and dreams where things are really not [repeat chorus] Bridge:
E But please realise You'll probably be surprised [fill: ----------15b17-b17--| -12-15-12------------| ---------------------| ---------------------| ---------------------| ---------------------|
C#m A For it's the land unknown to man
F# E Where fantasy is fact C#m A So if you can, please understand F# B [N.C.] You might not come back [fill: --------------------------| ---9--- (w/heavy vibrato--| --------------------------| --------------------------| --------------------------| --------------------------|
[guitar solo - slight variation on solo from intro] Break: (distorted power chords panned between channels - aaaaahh, 1968!)
A5 D5 D#5 E5 B5 Bb5 v v v v v v v v -----------------|------------------| -----------------|------------------| -----------------|------------------| [3X] -7---7---7-12--13|14--14--14-9---8--| -7---7---7-12--13|14--14--14-9---8--| -5---5---5-10--11|12--12--12-7---6--|
A5 D5 D#5 E5 v v v v v v v v -----------------|------------------| -----------------|------------------| -----------------|------------------| -7---7---7-12--13|14-----------14\--| -7---7---7-12--13|14-----------14\--| -5---5---5-10--11|12-----------12\--|
[repeat chorus] Verse 3 [note extra line]: How happy life could be If all of mankind Would take the time to journey to the center of the mind D E Would take the time to journey to the center of the mind Center of the mind [echo: the mind, the mind...] [guitar solo - another variation on intro solo for 10 bars] Coda:
(A) B [fade] v v v v v -------|-------------------------| ----8--|-7-----------------------| s9-----|-------------------------| -------|-------------------------| -------|-------------------------| -------|-------------------------|
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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