Johnson Jack - Rodeo Clowns Chords & Tabs

 

Rodeo Clowns Chords & Tabs

Johnson Jack Chords & Tabs

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Rodeo Clowns Chords

   
Rodeo Clowns
Jack Johnson
Tabbed by Brian Noy

b=bend  /=slide  h=hammer  p=pull off

As with most of Jack's songs, the chord progression is pretty much the
same throughout the whole song. For the verse it follows the progression below
   
   C#min  F#   A    G#
e--4------2----5----4--
B--5------2----5----4--
G--6------3----6----5--
D--6------4----7----6--
A--4------4----7----6--
E---------2----5----4--

For the chorus it switches the F# and G# around

Verse (Play each chord for a full measure):  C#min, F#, A, G#

Chorus (Play each chord for half a measure): C#min, G#, A, F#


Near the end of the song in the G-Love version the song breaks
out into the solo. The first guitar plays the verse while the other
plays the lick below.

  C#min             F#                  A                  G#
e----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------4---4----------------------------------4---4-6b---4------
D-----2-4-4/6---6---6\4-2-------2-4-2--------2-4-4/6---6----------6-4--
A---4---------------------4-2-4------------4---------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

After playing that twice through the first guitar stops for a measure and
the second guitar plays the lick below

e---------------
B---------------
G------------0--
D------2-4-4-4b-
A--4-4----------
E---------------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/johnson_jack/rodeo_clowns_crd.html ]
Right after that guitar 1 plays the chorus while guitar 2 plays what is 
below. Instead of playing on the 8th fret on the B string I always play
on the 7th fret and bend it up to that note
 
         C#min    G#      A        F# 
e------------------------------------
B----5-5-8-7-5--------5-5-8--7-5-7-5-
G--6--6--------6----6--6-------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------

Then that plays a couple times through and then there's some whistling
and thats the whole song

Lyrics:

Sweeping the floors
Open up the doors
Yeah, turn on the lights
Getting ready for the night
Nobody's romancing
'Cause it's too early for dancing
But here comes the music.

Bright lights flashing they cover up you 
Like a so many people so many problems so many reasons
To buy another round drink it down just another night on the town
With the big man money man better than the other man
He got the plan with the million-dollar give a damn
When nobody understand he'll become a smaller man
The bright lights keep flashing
And the women keep on dancing with the clowns yeah yeah yeah
Pick me up when I'm down yeah yeah
Rodeo clowns yeah yeah yeah
Pick me up when I'm down yeah yeah

The disco ball spinning all the music and the women
And the shots and tequila man they say that they need ya
What they really need
Is just a little room to breathe
Teeny boppin disco queen
She barely understands and dreams of belly button rings
And other kinds of things
Symbolic of change
But the thing that is strange is that the changes occur
And now she's just a part of the herd yeah yeah yeah
Man I thought that you heard yeah yeah
The changes occurred yeah yeah yeah
She's just a part of the herd yeah yeah

Lights out shut down late night wet ground
You walk by look at him but he can't look at you yeah
You might feel pity but he only feels the ground because
You understand love but he only knows let down
By the corner there's another one
Reaching out a hand coming from a broken man
Well, you try to live but he's done tryin
Not dead but definitely dyin' 
With the rest of the clowns yeah yeah
Rest of the clowns yeah yeah

Sweeping the floors
Open up the doors
Yeah, turn on the lights
Getting ready for the night
Nobody's romancing
'Cause it's too early for dancing
But here comes the music.

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