Joes Garage tab with lyrics by Frank Zappa - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Frank Zappa – Joes Garage tab

Artist: Frank Zappa
Album: Joe's Garage Act I
Song: Joe's Garage
Tabber: Daniel "HanMeGitarren" Widegren

NOTE: There is two versions of this song, one original version which is tabbed here and 
version, the single version which doesnt contain verse 2 and 3 and doesnt have such a 


We take you now to a garage in Canoga Park
(It makes its own sauce . . . if you add water)

Verse 1

It wasn't very large
           A                   B
There was just enough room to cram the drums
In the corner over by the Dodge
It was a fifty-four
With a mashed up door
And a cheesy little amp
With a sign on the front said
"Fender Champ"
And a second-hand guitar
It was a Stratocaster with a whammy bar

(note: You can play it like this or you can just push down the whammy bar while playing B at the time when the A is positioned here)-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|-7\9-9-9--9-9-9--7\9-9-9--9-9-9--7\9-9-9--9-9-9--7\9-|-7\9-9-9--9-9-9--7\9-9-9--9-9-9--7\9-9-9--9-9-9--7\9-|-5\7-7-7--7-7-7--5\7-7-7--7-7-7--5\7-7-7--7-7-7--5\7-|
Verse 2 We could jam in Joe's Garage His mama was screamin' His dad was mad We was playin' the same old song In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would Play it all night long It was all we knew, 'n easy too So we wouldn't get it wrong All we did was bend the string like . . .
Verse 3 Hey! Down in Joe's Garage We didn't have no dope or LSD But a coupla quartsa beer Would fix it so the intonation Would not offend yer ear And the same old chords goin' over 'n over Became a symphony We could play it again 'n again 'n again Cause it sounded good to me ONE MORE TIME!
Verse 4 We could jam in Joe's Garage His mama was screamin', "TURN IT DOWN!" We was playin' the same old song In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would Play it all night long It was all we knew, 'n easy too So we wouldn't get it wrong Even if you played it on a saxophone
(note: played by a saxophone(of course?!)-------------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-11-----------------|---------------------------------4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7----------------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 5 We thought we was pretty good We talked about keepin' the band together 'N we figured that we should 'Cause about this time we was gettin' the eye From the girls in the neighborhood They'd all come over 'n dance around like . . . *cheerleader-dance-clap-type-of-thing* Verse 6 So we picked out a stupid name Had some cards printed up for a coupla bucks 'N we was on our way to fame Got matching suits 'N Beatle Boots 'N a sign on the back of the car 'N we was ready to work in a GO-GO Bar ONE TWO THREE FOUR LET'S SEE IF YOU'VE GOT SOME MORE! (during this just slide up the neck while picking if you listen carefully you can hear it)
(note: those two tablines are played at the same time, not after eachother, listen to song and youll understand)-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|---5-6-7-7-7-5-----5-6-7-7-7-5-----5-------------------------|-7-------------7-7-------------7-7---7-5-5-5-5--5-5--9--7--7-|
Verse 7 People seemed to like our song They got up 'n danced 'n made a lotta noise An' it wasn't 'fore very long A guy from a company we can't name Said we oughta take his pen 'N sign on the line for a real good time But he didn't tell us when These "good times" would be somethin' That was really happenin' So the band broke up An' it looks like We will never play again . . . Guess you only get one chance in life To play a song that goes like . . .
Turn it down! Turn it DOWN! I have children sleeping here . . . Don't you boys know any nice songs? Outro: E Well the years was rollin' by A D Heavy Metal 'n Glitter Rock Had caught the public eye Snotty boys with lipstick on Was really flyin' high 'N then they got that Disco thing 'N New Wave came along 'N all of a sudden I thought the time Had come for that old song We used to play in "Joe's Garage" And if I am not wrong You will soon be dancin' to the . . (note: a synth/keyboard play the verse chords, E A and B during this) The WHITE ZONE is for loading and unloading only. If you gotta load or unload, go to the ZONE . . (note: This part of the outro is played with the verse chords, also, E A and B) I said the years was rollin' by, yeah The years was rollin' by . . . I'm calling THE POLICE! So the years was rollin' by . . . I did it! So the years was rollin' by . . . They'll be here . . . shortly! By, by, the years was rollin' by . . . This is the Police . . . I'm not joking around anymore! Come out! We have the garage surrounded The years was rollin' by . . . Give yourself up We will not harm you Or hurt you, neither I said the years was rollin' by . . . You'll see now! There they are, they're coming! This is the Police Give yourself up We will not harm you The years was rollin' by . . . Listen to that mess, would you! This is the Police Give yourself up We have the garage surrounded Every day this goes on around here! The years was rollin' by . . . We will not harm you Or maim you (SWAT Team 4, move in!) The years was rollin' by . . . He used to cut my grass . . . He was a very nice boy . . . This is the Police Come out with your hands up This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER . . . That was Joe's first confrontation with The Law. Naturally, we were easy on him. One of our friendly counselors gave him A do-nut . . . and told him to Stick closer to church-oriented social activities. If you got any questions about the song or the tab, mail me at /Daniel "HanMeGitarren Widegren
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