Green Grass chords – Tom Waits Vsion 2

 As similarly tabbed (to be read, nearly copied exactly) by bigmadhabib who really did do some great work, and
really all the leg work and deserves all the credit.
The only differences are the placement of the chords  with the lyrics.  In this song, Waits places the vowels
of his words on the chord changes.  The chord changes also drop between the lines sometimes when he is not
singing so I threw those over hanging at the ends of the lines rather than at the beginning of the lyric
where Waits would otherwise already be singing.  It feels as though it is easier to sight read if you will.
bigmadhabib says, "The chords are generally played with a bass line playing the tonic note and the note a
fourth down on 1 and 3.  The Fm chord is started by sliding up to the 8th fret on the A string.  Enjoy."  Upon
doing so you really get that feel that Waits, Ribot and Taylor create.  Good to note, well done bigmadhabib.
One may find this song easier to play if tuned down a half step, and then playing everything up a half step to
get an Ab in the common position of A, and also to get the fourth down from the Ab's tonic, your Eb.  Waits
does from, time to time, tune down a half step.
Great song, great fun and again, big shout-out to bigmadhabib.  I hope you don't mind my touch ups to your
tab.  You really deserve the credit.
[Intro]
Cm Cm 
[Verse 1]
Fm G 
Lay your head where my heart used to be
Cm Ab 
Hold the earth above me
G   
Lay down in the green grass
Cm  
Remember when you loved me
Fm G 
Come closer don't be shy
Cm        
Stand beneath a rainy sky
Ab G  
The moon is over the rise
Cm 
Think of me as a train goes by
Fm G 
Clear the thistles and brambles
Cm Ab 
Whistle 'Didn't He Ramble'
G 
Now there's a bubble of me
Cm Fm 
And it's floating in thee
[Middle Section]
Bb Eb 
Stand in the shade of me
Ab 
Things are now made of me
The weather vane will say...
G 
It smells like rain today
[Verse 2]
Fm G 
God took the stars and he tossed 'em
Cm Ab 
Can't tell the birds from the blossoms
G 
You'll never be free of me
Cm 
He'll make a tree from me
Fm G 
Don't say good bye to me
Cm Ab 
Describe the sky to me
G 
And if the sky falls, mark my words
Cm 
We'll catch mocking birds
[Interlude] (With Whistling)
Fm G Cm Ab Ab G Cm 
[Verse/Outro]
Fm G 
Lay your head where my heart used to be
Cm Ab  
Hold the earth above me
G 
Lay down in the green grass
Cm Cm 
Remember when you loved me