Meat Puppets - Plateau Chords & Tabs


Plateau Chords & Tabs

Meat Puppets Chords & Tabs

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Plateau Chords

Some campy, strummy chords for the classic song.
I found many versions of this song were overly complicated if you just want to strum, so 
I arranged it "campfire style."

Plateau - The Meat Puppets - Capo 3 for recorded pitch
Intro - Em  G  Em  G  Em  G  D2
Verse 1
Em     G        Em         G         Em      G      D2
Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the plateau
Em     G        Em       G     Em      G         D2
Some belong to strangers   and some to folks you know
Em   G          Em        G         Em      G      D2
Holy ghosts and talk show hosts are planted in the sand
   Em    G      Em         G     Em        G    D2    FM7
To beautify the foothills    and shake the many hands
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       Em             G         Em           G
   The nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
          Em          G          D2
   And an illustrated book about birds
       Em           G         Em       G
   You see a lot up there but don't be scared
   Em        G      Em       G   D2     (Em  G  Em  G  Em  G  D2)
   Who needs action when you got words

Verse 2
            Em                G        Em      G
When you've finished with the mop then you can stop
    Em      G           D2
And look at what you've done
    Em        G         Em         G
The plateau's clean, no dirt to be seen
        Em      G   D2   FM7
And the work it was fun

Verse 3
         Em   G       Em     G     Em            G       D2
Well the many hands began to scan around for the next plateau
Em        G         Em        G     Em       G     D2
Some said it was in Greenland   and some say Mex-i-co
 Em      G     Em     G        Em        G          D2
Others decided it was nowhere except for where they stood
    Em         G        Em      G          Em       G       D2     FM7
But those were all just guesses   wouldn't help you if they could

Em:022000   G:320003   D2:x00230   FM7:x03210 or CM7+13:033200
Instead of regular FM7, you can play what looks like an E Major chord,
one fret higher; its some sort of CM7:033200
The second option will sound more dissonant but really sounds like what they are playing 
in the video.