Crash Test Dummies - The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead Chords & Tabs

 

The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead Chords & Tabs

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The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead Chords

   
Artist: Crash Test Dummies
Title: The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
Tabbed by: Unknown


Guitar Riff-
 
  +     +  +   +   +     +  +   +   +     +  +   +   +     +  +   +   +     
         (Stab)           (Stab)           (Stab)           (Stab)
0-0-2-|----2-----2---2-|----2-----2-2---|----3-----3---3-|----3-----3-3---|
0-0-3-|----3-----3---3-|----3-xxx-3-3---|-3--3-----3---3-|----3-xxx-3-3---|
0-0-2-|----2-----2---2-|----2-xxx-2-2-0-|-0--0-----0---0-|----0-xxx-0-0---|
0-0-0-|----0-----0---0-|----0-----0-0---|-0--0-----0---0-|----0-----0-0-0-|
----0-|----0-----0---0-|----0-------0---|----------------|--------------0-|
------|----------------|----------------|-3--------3---3-|----------3-3---|

(x = Left-hand-muted percussive note)

This is played four times as an intro (drums come in the second time, and 
harmonica and Hammond come in the third time). Although the chords for the 
links between the verses are different, I think the riff is played over these 
as well. It's kind of hard to tell what the guitar is doing after the intro, 
since it disappears in the mix.
.............

(Let's begin)

D                 G
 Peter Pumpkinhead came to town
D                    G
 Spreading wisdom and cash around
D                    G
 Fed the starving and housed the poor
D                  G
 Showed the vatican what gold's for
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/crash_test_dummies/the_ballad_of_peter_pumpkinhead_crd.html ]
G       A             Bm
 But he made too many enemies
G       A                Bm
 Of the people who would keep us on our knees
G           A
 Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
G                Gm/Bb A/C#   D   D/C#  D/B  D/A  G  G/F#  Em  A
 Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?

Peter Pumpkinhead brought to shame 
Governments who would slur his name
Plots and sex scandals failed outright
Peter merely said "Any kind of love is alright"

But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?

Peter Pumpkinhead was too good
Had him nailed to a chunk of wood
He died grinning on live TV
Hanging there he looked a lot like you and an awful lot like me

But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
G                Gm/Bb A/C#   D    D/C#    D/B
 Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?
G           A
 Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
G                A    
 Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkin?
G           Gm/Bb A   Bm  A/C# D    D/C#   D/B   D/A
 Hooray for Pe   -ter Pumpkin -head
  G        G/F#      C                A/C#       D
Alright, alright - I make you want to cry out (?)
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