Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Center Chords & Tabs

 

Journey To The Center Chords & Tabs

Amboy Dukes Chords & Tabs

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Journey To The Center Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
The Amboy Dukes' only hit single (#16, 1968).  The eponymous LP has 30-odd
different smoking implements on the cover, and the entire second side (which
this both leads off and concludes) is a suite about finding The Meaning Of
Life through O.D.ing.  Nonetheless, Ted Nugent swears to this day that he
didn't know it's about drugs...  -- AWR


                    "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"
                        (Ted Nugent - Steve Farmer)

Intro:

	Rhythm guitar, bass, and drums [2X]:

	A                 C
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

	Lead guitar enters, playing variations on A and C barre chords
	at 5th and 8th frets [2X]

	Solo:

	 A
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-8b9---------------------|-------------------10-8---|
	-------------------------|----------------9---------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	 (slow bend)

	 C
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------8b10---|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	                                           (slow bend)
	 A
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------5-----5--7--|-b9-r7-------------8--10--|
	----------------6--------|-------6--------9---------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|

	 C
	 v     v      v     v         v     v       v     v
	--------------------10b12---|-r10-8----------------------|
	b12b12-10-8h10p8------------|------10b12r10-8-----10-----|
	----------------------------|----------------------------|
	----------------------------|----------------------------|
	----------------------------|----------------------------|
	----------------------------|----------------------------|

	 A
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	8b9---7p5----5--7--5-----|----5--------------8------|
	----------6-----------6--|-------6--4--2s9------9---|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|

	 C
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	----------8--------------|--------------------------|
	-8--10-8-----8-----------|-------------------10b12--|
	-------------------------|----------------9---------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/a/amboy_dukes/journey_to_the_center_tab.html ]
	 A                         E
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-10----10------b12r10-8--|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|-9-----9------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|
	-------------------------|--------------------------|

Verse 1:

	 E  [piano in left channel plays E6]
	Leave your cares behind
	Come with us and find
	     D                             E
	The pleasures of a journey to the center of the mind

Chorus:

	 A                 C    C C B Bb A
	Come along if you care
	(A)                C    C C B Bb A
	Come along if you dare
	(A)                 C    C C         B   Bb   B
	Take a ride to the land inside [1,2: of your mind]
	                               [3:   and you'll see]

Verse 2:

	Beyond the seas of thought
	Beyone the realm of what
	Across the streams of hopes and dreams where things are really not

[repeat chorus]

Bridge:

	 E
	But please realise
    You'll probably be surprised   [fill:  ----------15b17-b17--|
                                           -12-15-12------------|
                                           ---------------------|
                                           ---------------------|
                                           ---------------------|
                                           ---------------------|

	    C#m               A
	For it's the land unknown to man

	       F#         E
	Where fantasy is fact
	   C#m                 A
	So if you can, please understand
	F#                  B          [N.C.]
    You might not come back        [fill:  --------------------------|
                                           ---9--- (w/heavy vibrato--|
                                           --------------------------|
                                           --------------------------|
                                           --------------------------|
                                           --------------------------|

[guitar solo - slight variation on solo from intro]

Break:

	(distorted power chords panned between channels - aaaaahh, 1968!)

	A5         D5 D#5  E5        B5 Bb5
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|------------------|
	-----------------|------------------|
	-----------------|------------------|	[3X]
	-7---7---7-12--13|14--14--14-9---8--|
	-7---7---7-12--13|14--14--14-9---8--|
	-5---5---5-10--11|12--12--12-7---6--|


	A5         D5 D#5  E5
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|------------------|
	-----------------|------------------|
	-----------------|------------------|
	-7---7---7-12--13|14-----------14\--|
	-7---7---7-12--13|14-----------14\--|
	-5---5---5-10--11|12-----------12\--|

[repeat chorus]

Verse 3 [note extra line]:

	How happy life could be
	If all of mankind
	Would take the time to journey to the center of the mind
	       D                               E
	Would take the time to journey to the center of the mind
	Center of the mind [echo: the mind, the mind...]

[guitar solo - another variation on intro solo for 10 bars]

Coda:

	(A)      B [fade]
	 v       v     v     v     v
	-------|-------------------------|
	----8--|-7-----------------------|
	s9-----|-------------------------|
	-------|-------------------------|
	-------|-------------------------|
	-------|-------------------------|


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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