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/ Jack Johnson / On and On (2003) / Rodeo Clowns guitar tab

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			     RODEO CLOWNS (ALBUM) - Jack Johnson
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Tuning: Standard

Capo 2  - chords relative to capo
		
Chords: Bm,  E,  G (355433), F#
(2 = alternate, no pinky fret - i.e. G2 = 353433)

Intro:

Bm2,  F#2,  G2,  E2

Verse:

Bm2
sweeping the floors, open up the doors, yeah
E2
turn on the lights, getting ready for tonight
G2
nobodys romancing 'cause its too early for dancin
F#2
but here comes the music
	
Bm
bright lights flashing to cover up your lack of so
E
many people, so many problems, so many reasons
               G
to buy another round, drink it down
               F#
just another night on the town

Bm
with the big man, money man, better than the other man
E
he got the plan with the million dollar give a damn
G
when nobody understands he'll become a smaller man
F#
the bright lights keep flashing, the women keep on dancing

Chorus:

Bm		F#					
with the clowns, yeah, yeah, yeah...
			 G	     E
they pick me up when I'm down yeah-yeah
Bm		F#				             	
the rodeo clowns, yeah, yeah, yeah
			 G	    E
they pick me up when I'm down
			
Bm
the disco ball spinning, all the music and the women
E
the shots of tequila, man they'll say that they need ya,
G
but what they really need
F#
is just a little room to breathe
	

Bm
teeny bopping disco queen, she barely understands
E
her dreams of bellybutton rings and other kinds of things
G
symbolic of change but the thing that is strange
F#
is that the changes occurred...

and now she's just a part of the

Bm         F#
herd....yeah, yeah, yeah, man I thought
G		   E
that you heard...yeah, yeah
	    Bm      F#	
the changes occurred, yeah, yeah, yeah, (yeah)
		   G    E
just a part of the herd
	

Bm                (n.c.)
lights out, shut down, late night, wet ground
E
you walk by look at him, but he cant look at you, yeah
G
you might feel pity but he only feels the ground
F#
you understand moods but he only knows let down
Bm
by the corner there's another one
E
reaching out a hand, coming from a broken man, yeah
G
you try to live but he's done trying
F#			 Bm    F#
not dead, but definitely dying

		     G	         E	
with the rest of the clowns.....yeah, yeah
Bm	           F#	                      G      E
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmmm...Mmmmm with the rest of the clowns....

Bm,  E,  G,  F#   (BONGO SOLO)


Bm2
sweeping the floors, open up the doors, yeah
E2
turn on the lights, getting ready for tonight
G2
nobody's romancing 'cause its too early for dancing
F#2
but here comes the music


Jack Johnson albums
2005 In Between Dreams
2003 Thicker Than Water: Original Soundtrack
2003 On and On
2001 Brushfire Fairytales
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