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Billy Graves – The Shag chords

 The Shag:Billy Graves.
#53 on BB Hot 100 on MONUMENT 
Records in 1959..(It was banned by BBC in UK.) 

INTRO:  D G D G  

#1.
 C G 
Well, I went to the party feeling bad, thinking it 
       D G             
would be a flop..(flop, flop.)
    C G 
My good loving baby had stood me up and I didn't 
       D G D G 
wanna do The Bop..(bop bop)..I didn't wanna do The Bop.

#2.
   C G D G 
I stood in a corner all alone, watching 'em do The Drag.. 

(what a drag!)
          C G 
When the queen of the hop Strolled up to me and asked me 
      D G 
if I knew how to Shag..(knew how to Shag)..asked me if I 
 D G 
knew how to Shag.

#3.
         C G 
Well, I knew how to Walk..I knew how to Slop..I knew how to 
 D G 
Pogo, too (Pogo.)
 D C G D 
I could Chicken Hop and Cha Cha Cha, but The Shag was totally 
 G D G 
new..(shag shag)..The Shag was totally new.

#4.
            C G 
She said, 'Come on, man, let's burn up the floor..The Shag is 
 D G 
easy to do..(shag, shag.)
     C G D G 
She showed me how, and in no time at all, I was Shagging, too.. 
                  D G 
(me, too)..I was Shagging, too.


INTERLUDE:  C Am C .. G C G .. D G C G .. C G D G 

#5.
       C G 
Yeah, I'm so glad that I met that doll, now I Shag instead of Bop..

(bop bop.)
 C G D G 
I'm her king and she's my queen when we go to The Hop (hop, hop)..
            D G 
When we go to The Hop.
    D G G D G 
We Shag instead of Bop..(bop, bop)..we Shag instead of Bop.

OUTRO:
 G D G D G 
The Shag is totally cool..(shag shag)..The Shag is totally cool.
             D G 
The Shag is totally cool..(Fade.)


A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.

Unlucky Skin Tabs by Shakey Graves

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                             UNLUCKY SKIN - Shakey Graves
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- TUNING: DADF#AD = Open D Tuning (tune 1st string 1 step down, 2nd string 1 step down,
3rd string 1/2 step down, 6th or low E-String 1 step down)
- CAPO: 7th Fret
- Tabbed from 'Shakey Graves Live @ The Good Music Club': 

- Tab starts at 00:34


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Rhythm (d=downstroke; u=upstroke):

       d dud d  udud du
count: 1 _ 2 _ 3 _ 4 _

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Pt.1 (INTRO+VERSE)

Intro + Pt.2: strum all strings with an emphasis on the tabbed melody
Verse: strum 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th string palm muted with the tabbed melody

    d |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    F#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
    D |2h4-4-4-2p0---------------------2h4-4-4-2p0---------------------|
    A |------------0-----------0-------------------2~----------2~------|
    D |----------------------------------------------------------------|
count: 1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _   1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _
strum: d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u

    d |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    F#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
    D |2h4-4-4-2p0---------------------2h4-4-4-2p0-0-----------0-------|
    A |------------0-----------0---------------------------------------|
    D |----------------------------------------------------------------|
count: 1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _   1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _
strum: d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u

    d |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A |------------0-----------0---------------------------------------|
    F#|------------0-----------0---------------------------------------|
    D |2h4-4-4-2p0---------------------2h4-4-4-2p0---------------------|
    A |--------------------------------------------2~----------2~------|
    D |----------------------------------------------------------------|
count: 1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _   1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _
strum: d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u

    d |----------------------------------------------x*----------------|
    A |----------------------------------------------x*----------------|
    F#|----------------------------------------------x*----------------|
    D |2h4-4-4-2p0---------------------2h4-4-4-2p0-0-x*----------------|
    A |------------0-----------0---------------------x*----------------|
    D |----------------------------------------------x*----------------|
count: 1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _   1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _
strum: d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u d   d u d   d     


Pt.2

    d |0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-|
    A |0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-|
    F#|1~*-1-1-1---1~*---1-1-1-1---1-1-1~*-1-1-1---1~*---1-1-1-1---1-1-|
    D |0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-|
    A |2---2-2-2---2-----2-2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-----2-2-2-2---2-2-|
    D |0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-----0-0-0-0---0-0-|
count: 1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _   1   _   2   _   3   _   4   _
strum: d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u d   d u d   d     u d u d   d u

    d |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A |----------------------------------------------------------------|
    F#|--------------------------------------

To Cure What Ails chords – Shakey Graves

 [Intro: F# for a few bars]

 F# Abm Db     
So I tried a new direction, Ooo-ooh
                      Abm Db 
A new mindset, a new state
                        B 
but running's what it is
                          Db              
it's hard when you're a kid
                F# 
to find your place

                         Abm Db 
I know a gang of clever fellows (Ooo-ooh)
                            Abm Db 
we built a fort out in the woo-oods
                              B 
we cuss and spit at all the girls
                            Db 
without a care in all the world
                       F# 
yeah, the living is good

-

                         Abm 
but now I'm supposed to grow
          F# 
big and tall
                    Ebm F# 
seems like I don't get to wear my bare feet at all
                        Db 
but when the storm is through
                      B 
my feet know what to do
                    F# 
all roads lead to you

-

                             Abm Db 
I think i've grown a little thinner (Ooo-ooh)
                            Abm Db 
without you riding my coattails
                          B 
I will trade it in all again
                            Db 
for a nice stroll in your skin
                    F# 
just to cure what ails

-
                  Abm 
and I can see a palm tree 
          F# 
from my chair
                   Ebm F# 
so I don't really feel like going any-where
               Db 
and even if I do
                     B 
It really is of no use
                         F# 
cause all roads lead to you

                  Abm 
and I can see a palm tree 
          F# 
from my chair
                   Ebm F# 
so I don't really feel like going any-where
               Db 
and even if I do
                     B 
It really is of no use
                         F# 
cause all roads lead to you

-

                 Abm Db 
I always try to please you (Ooo-ooh)
                 Abm Db 
I never get any sleep (Ooo-ooh)
                            B 
love seems easier when it comes
                           Db 
but the coming's just the first part
               F# 
of having to leave

                          Abm Db 
so maybe ill die a happy minstrel ooo-oor
                            Abm Db 
just a shadow of my former self (Ooo-ooh)
                       B 
I'd undo what I have done
                            Db 
but lamenting's much more fun
                         F# 
guilt is bad for your health

-
                              Abm 
oh, but now I'm supposed to grow
          F# 
big and tall
                     Ebm F# 
seem’s like i don’t get to wear my bare feet at all
                      Db 
but when the day is through
                          B 
there’s nothing left to do
                          F# 
baby, all roads lead to you

                            Db 
yeah baby when my life is through
                      B 
i know just what to do
                         F# 
cause all roads lead to you