Book Of Joe chords - Shane Smith & The Saints

Shane Smith & The Saints Lyrics


            [Intro]
Bm   A   E   D  E
Bm   A   E   D  E
Bm   A   E   D  E
 
 
[Verse 1]
Bm                A
Can you remember, brother?
    E                   D      E
The good old days, in a cotton haze
Bm              A       E           D          E
I can still see Mother, crying over Daddy's grave
          D     E  D E
She said, oh-oh-oh
 
 
[Chorus]
    Bm             D
And I can hear the old man say
A                     E
Pick up the slack, it don't go that way
Bm                     D
You will learn in this life
       A                  D      E          Bm
It's a rich man's war and it's a poor man's fight [Interlude] Bm A E D E [Verse 2] Bm 'Cause momma spoke Czech, and she couldn't read or write Bm So we worked the farm and played dances on the side A 'Cause I could pick a guitar enough to get by E And Ed could saw the fiddle D E Bm He'd make the people dance like fire [Bridge] A Remember brother E The good old days D E The good old days [Chorus] Bm D When I could hear the old man say A E Pick up the slack, it don't go that way Bm D You will learn in this life A D E Bm It's a rich man's war and it's a poor man's fight [Guitar Solo] D A E Bm D A E D E D E D E Whoa, whoa [Bridge] Bm A Can you remember, brother? E The good old days D E The good old days [Outro] Bm A E D E Bm A E D E Bm A E D E Bm X Chords used: Bm, A, E, D Intro: The intro sets the tone with a progression of Bm, A, E, D, E, repeated three times, establishing a reflective and somber mood. Verse 1: The verse continues with the Bm and A chords, moving into E and D, then back to E. This chord progression supports the narrative of remembering past days and the loss of a father, encapsulated in the vivid imagery of "crying over Daddy's grave." Chorus: The chorus introduces a shift to Bm and D, then A to E, and back to Bm, D, A, with a closing on D and E to Bm. This section emphasizes the song's main message, echoing the wisdom passed down from generation to generation about the disparities of life. Interlude: An interlude follows the chord pattern of the intro, serving as a bridge between the verses and allowing the emotion of the lyrics to resonate. Verse 2: The second verse shares more of the family's story, focusing on the mother's background and the family's way of life, with a similar chord progression to the first verse, highlighting the continuity of the narrative. Bridge: The bridge simplifies to A, E, and D, then E, reflecting on the "good old days" with a sense of longing and appreciation for the past. Guitar Solo: The guitar solo offers a moment of instrumental reflection, following a progression of D, A, E, Bm, D, A, E, then moving through D, E, D, E, D, E, adding a dynamic layer to the song's storytelling. Outro: The song concludes with a repetition of the intro's chord progression, bringing the narrative to a close with a continued reflection on the themes of memory, loss, and life's hard-earned lessons, ending on a Bm chord to seal the contemplative mood. Playing Tips: Pay close attention to the emotional delivery of the lyrics, allowing the chords to support the storytelling without overpowering it. The transition between chords should be smooth to maintain the song's reflective atmosphere. Use dynamics to emphasize the chorus, bringing out the song's central message about life's struggles and inequalities. The guitar solo is an opportunity to add your expressive touch while staying true to the song's overall mood and theme.