Guess Who - Runnin Back To Saskatoon tab

RUNNIN' BACK TO SASKATOON
The Guess Who

from the album "Live at the Paramount" (1972)

tabbed by John Will 9/21/98
sbw@sk.sympatico.ca

This is the live version from the ultimate hoser band (according to
Geoff Pevere and Greig Dymond in Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Culture
Odyssey). Tune down 1/2 step, as the key sounds a little closer to Ab,
at least on my old vinyl version from Best of The Guess Who Volume II.

A:577655
B:799877
G:355433
D:x57775
E:x79997
F:x81010108
G(II):x1012121210
D7:x57575
B7:x24242 or 797877


Main riff (guitar 1)(the notes in brackets are not played every time) (A) (G) (D) (C) (D) (C) (A)E||-(9)--(7)--------------|---------------------|------------------|B||--10---8----7----5-----|---7---5---(5)-------|------------------|G||--9----7----7----5-----|---7---5----6--------|------------------|D||-----------(7)--(5)----|--(7)-(5)---7--------|------------------|A||-----------------------|---------------------|------------------|E||-----------------------|---------------------|------------------|
(guitar 2)slight distortionE||----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|B||----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|G||--2----0--------------|---------------------|---------------------|D||------------0---------|--0------------------|---------------------|A||-----------------3----|-------3----0--------|------------0--------|E||----------------------|---------------------|--0----3-------------|
Fill 1: (play on 2nd and 4th line of each verse,once with lyrics,oncewithout)E||------------------------|B||------7--5--7--5b-------|G||------7--5--7--5b-------|D||--7-7-------------------|A||------------------------|E||------------------------|
Spoken intro:(over main riff) There's a province up in Canada that's right next door to ours...it's called Saskatchewan. And in that province there's a small town where nothing much ever happens called Saskatoon. This is a tune about that town...it's called Runnin' Back to Saskatoon (harmonica solo with main riff) I been hangin' 'round gas stations I been learnin' 'bout tires I been talkin' to grease monkeys I been workin' on cars chorus: B Moose Jaw, Southview, Moosomin too G D A Runnin' back to Saskatoon B Red Deer, Terrace and-a Medicine Hat G D A Singin' of a prairie tune G D A Singin' of a prairie tune I been hangin' 'round libraries I been learnin' about books I been talkin' to playwriters I been workin' on words Phrases (chorus) Saskatchewan! I been hangin' 'round hospitals I been learnin' 'bout dyin' I been takin' to heart doctors I been workin' on disease (chorus) Prairie! refrain: E (over some nonsense patter I can't decipher) D7 B7 This spirit is homegrown D7 B7 Don't come from Hong Kong D7 B7 This spirit is homegrown D7 B7 Don't come from Hong Kong
Solo(reasonably accurate, I think) D D7 AE||------------------------||------------------------||------5-------------|B||---7----7----7----7-----||---7----7----7----7-----||--5h8---8-----------|G||*--7----7----7----7----*||*--5----5----5----5----*||----------7p5-------|D||*--7----7----7----7----*||*--7----7----7----7----*||--------------7--7--|A||------------------------||------------------------||--------------------|E||------------------------||------------------------||--------------------|
E F------------5h8--10--8--10--8--10----|---10b--10b&r--8--8--10---|--8-------|-------5h8---------------------------|--------------------------|----------|--5h7--------------------------------|--------------------------|----------|-------------------------------------|--------------------------|----------|-------------------------------------|--------------------------|----------|-------------------------------------|--------------------------|----------|
G(II) A--------------------|----------------------|----10p---8---------|----------------------|---------------9----|--7----5--------------|--------------------|------------7---------|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
------------------------|----------------------|-------------------||------------------------|-------7----5----7----|--5b---------------||----7----5----7----5b---|--7-------------------|-------------------||--7---------------------|----------------------|-------------------||------------------------|----------------------|-------------------||------------------------|----------------------|-------------------||
(main riff x2) I been hangin' 'round grain elevators I been learnin' 'bout food I been talkin' to soil farmers I been workin' on land (chorus) I been hangin' 'round camera stores I been learnin' 'bout sights I been talkin' to filmmakers I been workin' on eyes (chorus) Sing! (refrain) *I suppose Saskatoon is "small" to a Winnipegger, although it would have been over 130,000 even when Burton rapped this, albeit to an American audience;so we'll forgive him. ===================================================================
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