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On the Road to Find Out by Cat Stevens (1972)

Intro

E |--7---8--8----8--8/10--10-10--|--10---12----10----8---7-7---|B |--8--10-10---10-10/12--12-12--|--12---13----12---10---8-8---|G |--0---0--0-------0---------0--|---0----0-----0----0---0-0---|(x2)D |------------------------------|-----------------------------|A |------------------------------|-----------------------------|E |------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G D7 G G D7 GE |------3--3--2--2---3---3----|--3---3---2---2---2---3---3-3--|B |------0--0--1--1---0---0----|--0---0---1---1---1---0---0-0--|G |------0--0--2--2---0---0----|--0---0---2---0--h2---0---0-0--|(x2)D |------0-----0--0---0-0---0--|--0-------0---0---0---0---0-0--|A |------2------------2-2---2--|--2-------------------2---2-2--|E |-(10)\3------------3-3---3--|--3-------------------3---3-3--|
Verse 1 G G4 G G G4 G Well, I left my happy home to see what I could find out, G D7 G G D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | G G4 G G G4 G I left my folk, & friends with the aim to clear my mind out! G D7 G G D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | Verse 2 C F/C C F4 F C F/C C F4 F Well, I hit the rowdy road, & many kinds I met there, C F/C C Am D7 G D7 G G D7 G Many stories told me of the way to get there---! Oo,oo, oo---! Verse 3 C F/C C F4 F C F/C C F4 F So on, and on I go, the seconds tick the time out, C F/C C Am D7 G D7 G There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out---! G D7 G Oo,oo,oo---!
Break G G4 G G G4 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa! E|-------3-------3-------3-----|-------3-------3-----------3-----|B|---3-------3-------3-----3---|---3-------3----------3------3---|G|-----4-------5-------4-----4-|-----4-------5-----------4-----4-|(x2)D|-5-------5-------5-----------|-5-------5----------5------------|A|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
Verse 4 G G4 G G G4 G In the end I'll know, but on the way I won-der, G D7 G G D7 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa! G G4 G G G4 G Through des-cending snow, & through the frost & thun-der! G D7 G G D7 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa! Verse 5 C F/C C F4 F Well, I listen to the wind come howl, C F/C C F4 F Telling me I have to hurry, C F/C C Am D7 G D7 G I listen to the robin's song, saying not to worry---! G D7 G Oo,oo,oo---! Verse 6 C F/C C F4 F C F/C C F4 F So on, and on I go, the seconds tick the time out, C F/C C Am D7 G D7 G There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out---! G D7 G Oo,oo,oo---! Break G D7 G G D7 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa! G D7 G G D7 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa! Verse 7 G G4 G G G4 G Then I found my-self a-lone, hoping someone would miss me! G D7 G G D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | G G4 G G G4 G Thinking a-bout my home, and the last woman to kiss me,... G D7 G G D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | ... kiss me! Verse 8 C F/C C F4 F Well, sometimes you have to moan, C F/C C F4 F When nothing seems to suit ya, C F/C C But, neverthe-less, you know, Am D7 G D7 G You're locked to-wards the future---! G D7 G Oo,oo,oo---! Verse 9 C F/C C F4 F C F/C C F4 F So on, and on I go, the seconds tick the time out, C F/C C Am D7 G D7 G There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out---! G D7 G Oo,oo,oo---! Verse 10 G G4 G G G4 G Then I found my head one day, when I wasn't even try-ing, G D7 G G D7 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa! G G4 G G G4 G And here I have to say, 'cause there is no use in ly-ing, G D7 G G D7 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa! ... ly-ing! Verse 10 C F/C C F4 F Yes, the answer lies with-in, C F/C C F4 F So why not take a look now? C F/C C Kick out the devil sin, Am D7 G D7 G G D7 G Pick up,... pick up a good book now---! Oo-oo,oo---! Verse 11 C F/C C F4 F Yes, the answer lies with-in, C F/C C F4 F So why not take a look now? C F/C C Kick out the devil sin, Am D7 G D7 G G D7 G Pick up,... pick up a good book now---! Oo-oo,oo---! Verse 12 C F/C Yes, the answer lies within, C F/C C F4 F So why not take a look now? C F/C C Kick out the devil sin, Am D7 G D7 G G D7 G Pick up, ... pick up a good book now---! Oo-oo,oo---! Intro riff
E |--7---8--8----8--8/10--10-10--|--10---12----10----8---7-7---|B |--8--10-10---10-10/12--12-12--|--12---13----12---10---8-8---|G |--0---0--0-------0---------0--|---0----0-----0----0---0-0---|(x2)D |------------------------------|-----------------------------|A |------------------------------|-----------------------------|E |------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Break G D7 G G D7 G Naa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa!
G D7 G G D7 GNaa, naa, naa! Naa, naa, na-nan, naa!Coda G F F4 GE |---3---1---1---|------3------||B |---0---1---1---|------0------||G |---0---2---3---|------0------||D |---0---3---3---|------0------||A |---2-----------|------2------||E |---3-----------|------3------||
============================================================== ALUN'S CHORDS G G4 C C4 Am D7 xx5433 xx5533 xx10 9 8 8 xx 10 10 8 8 xx7555 xx7575 RMII RLII R M I I R L I I RIII RILI N.B. Alun plays harmonics on the first 4 bars while Cat plays the Bouzouki style intro riff.
Intro: (G) (D7) (G) (G) (D7) (G)E |-----------------------|---------------------------|B |-----------------------|---------------------------|G |---12*---------12*-----|---12*-----------12*-------|D |--------12*------------|---------------------------|A |-----------------------|---------------------------|E |-----------------------|---------------------------| (* Harmonics)
(G) (D7) (G) (G) (D7) (G)E |-----------------------|---------------------------|B |-----------------------|---------------------------|G |---12*---------12*-----|---12*-----------12*-------|D |-----------------------|---------------------------|A |-----------------------|---------------------------|E |-----------------------|---------------------------| (* Harmonics)
In the breaks and also verses 1, 4, 7 and 10, Alun fingerpicks a quick G to G4 pattern (shown below), throughout the whole of these verses,and also whenever Cat is playing the G to D7 pattern, at the end of all the other verses. Play the G chord shape and then add the suspended 4th with the little finger. Use the Thumb to pick the D & G strings,and Ring/Middle fingers to pick the B & E strings.
G G4 GE|--------3--------3--------3-----|B|----3--------3--------3-----3---| G|------4--------5--------4-----4-|D|--5--------5--------5-----------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
In verses 2 & 3, 5 & 6, 8 & 9, and 10 to 12, Alun uses the same style pickingmoved up to a C chord: C C4 CE |----------8-----------8----------8---|B |-----8----------8-----------8--------|G |--------9----------10----------9-----| (x3)D |--10---------10----------10----------|A |-------------------------------------|E |-------------------------------------|
Then this bar is a link: Am D7E |--------------5-----------------5----|B |-------5-----------------7-----------|G |-----------5----------------5--------|D |----7----------------7---------------|A |-------------------------------------|E |-------------------------------------|
Then back to the G to G4 picking pattern...
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