Kris Kristofferson - Pilgrim Chapter 3 tab

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From: tgannon@charlie.usd.edu (spideir)

 PILGRIM CHAPTER 33 (Kris Kristofferson)
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 -- comp. K. Kristofferson, 1971 ("transcr./arr." tcg)
   --4/4 // Keys of G, A // Moderately
   --rhythm guitar: alternate bass (see Intro; ^ = downstrum; v = "upstrum")

INTRO: G ^ v G6 ^ v ||-----3--3---------3--3----|| ||-----0--0---------0--0----|| ||o----0--0---------0--0---o|| ||o----0--0---0h2---2--0---o|| ||--------------------------|| ||--3-----------------------||
INTRO Recitation (over riff above): "I started out writin' this song about . . . [insert own music gods!]" [Notes: * each chord name below = one entire "bum-chicky-bum-chicky"; * (...sus4) = add sus4 to 2nd half of measure) * letters in < > are bass notes than can optionally be incorporated into guitar accompaniment] VERSE 1: [add sus4 to 2nd half of G measures at will] G G G G See him wasted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans, C C G G Wearin' yesterday's misfortunes like a smile-- C C G Em Once he had a future full of money, love, and dreams, A7 A7 D (...sus4) D Which he spent like they was goin' outa style-- G G G G And he keeps right on a'changin' for the better or the worse, C D G G Searchin' for a shrine he's never found-- C C G G Never knowin' if believin' is a blessin' or a curse, C D G G Or if the goin' up was worth the comin' down-- CHORUS: C C He's a poet, he's a picker-- G G He's a prophet, he's a pusher-- D D D G He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned-- C C G G He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction, D D D G G Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home. [modulate whole-step up:] A (...sus4) A (...sus4) VERSE 2: [add sus4 to 2nd half of A measures at will] A A A A He has tasted good and evil in your bedrooms and your bars, D D A A And he's traded in tomorrow for today-- D D A F#m Runnin' from his devils, Lord, and reachin' for the stars, B7 B7 E E And losin' all he's loved along the way-- A A A A But if this world keeps right on turnin' for the better or the worse, D E A A And all he ever gets is older and around-- D D A A From the rockin' of the cradle to the rollin' of the hearse, D(or Bm) E A A The goin' up was worth the comin' down-- CHORUS D D He's a poet, he's a picker-- A A He's a prophet, he's a pusher-- E E E A He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and a problem when he's stoned-- D D A A He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction, E E E A A / g# f# Takin' ev'ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home. E E E [A:coda riff] There's a lotta wrong directions on that lonely way back home.
CODA Riff: AM6 1 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 2 3 [hold] |----------------------------------|---------------------/2-----------|| |----------------------------------|---------------------/2-----------|| |----------------------------------|-----2---------------/2-----------|| |-------------------2---4---2------|---------------------/2-----------|| |--0----2---3---4------------------|-------------0========0-----------|| |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|| home.
*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===* | Thomas C. Gannon | tgannon@charlie.usd.edu | U of SoDak (Vermillion) | * ------------------------------- _-^-_ ------------------------------- * | "--If I decide to practice a / o )=\ slight movement from right | * to left . . . or from left { /===} to right . . . it's * | nobody's business but my \ (=o=/ own." (_A_Day_for_Eeyore_) | *===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===* ^-_=^ *===*===*===*===*===*===*===*===*
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