Jason White – Ghost Of Thoreau chords

Ghost of Thoreau  - by Jason White (from the album Shades of Gray)

Mr. LaBoone helped me with this.....well...it's primarily his handy work.  So, 
thank you Mr. LaBoone.

Chord voicings used for this song: 
E: 076450    C#m: x46654   G#m7: 464444   
A: x07650    B: x24400     A (at the end of line 6): x02220

Tab for the main riff, played 4x in the intro and pretty much every time a line ends with an E chord:-0--------------------------|-5--------------------------|-4—-4h6-4-------------------|-6---------4h6--4-----------|-7--------------------------|-0----------------0---------|
E C#m G#m7 I scoured the wasteland, scorched and seedy
A B E Looking for the writing on the wall
E C#m G#m7 But all I found was some fool’s graffiti
A B E On the door of a shithouse stall
C#m B A E I crawled the miles between living and survival
C#m B A Where priests and princes seldom go
E C#m G#m7 That’s how I came to my late arrival
A B E At the house of the ghost of Thoreau
(All other verses follow the same chord progression as the first) Out where the everclear kneels to kiss the wildwood And caress the breast of Mother Earth I stood like a scarecrow in the land of my childhood And called out the demons of my birth I screamed the question, “Why do we keep on guessing At something we all already know?” I wasn’t sure who I was addressing when Up walked the ghost of Thoreau Yes the wisdom of your kingdom has escaped my grasp So don’t you come by unless you bring some Answers to the questions I ask I’ll bury them on a hillside greener than your money Where your towers of greed can never grow You’ll find me by the fire playing gin rummy And drinking with the ghost of Thoreau Instrumental (same chords as verses) I’ve seen you flying high all across the jet stream Escaping all you’ve laid to waste Safe and secluded in your blue-blooded wet dream With all bitter memories erased Miles and miles above the huddling masses And pointing at their ghettos down below And when you come down you can kiss two asses Mine and the ghost of Thoreau’s NOTE: This song also sounds cool (and the main lick is easier to play, too) if you put a Kyser-style capo on the 4th fret “upside down,” leaving the low E string open. Then play all chords two whole steps lower: C / Am / Em7 / F / G / C C / Am / Em7 / F / G / C Am / G / F / C / Am / G / F C / Am / Em7 / F / G / C
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