Vic Chesnutt - About to Choke

About to Choke

Myrtle
New Town
Ladle
Tarragon
Swelters
(It's No Secret) Satisfaction
Little Vacation
Degenerate
Hot Seat
Giant Sands
Threads
See You Around

Myrtle
- Thanks to Cheddarcat

chords = A, E, Bminor, F#minor, D

A / E
A funny / pilgrim, on a crazy

A / E
crusade. A saucy / Chaucer, a sorry chapter

A
mislaid.

Bminor / F#minor
Whittled / with an exacto knife

D / A
plumb right through my load-bearing / wall

D / A
i'm horrified now, i could / do such a thing, but i

Bminor / E
thought i saw the / singer

D / A
I've heard those chimes / so many other times,

Bminor / A
but if i gave in / it had to of been

D / A
i whupped it out / and destroyed my selfish cocoon

Bminor/A
but if i gave in / it had to of been

Bmin / E / A
since i gave in / i hope / it had to of been.

B minor / F#minor
i'm not an / optimist

D / A
I'm not a / realist

D / A
i might be a sub/ realist

Bminor / E
but i can't sub / stantiate

Bminor [or D?] / F#minor
it was bigger / than me

D/ E / A
& i felt like a sick child / dragged by a donkey / through the myrtle.

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New Town

- Thanks to Han Van Hees

C Am G
New town reeks of lumber
New town beat the crowds
C Am G Am Em
New town kittens discover that the birds scrape the ground
F C
And even the loneliest old ladies get social calls
Where they dine and talk about their savior
And the grass roots effort to incorporate
Am G G/B G
Elects a smiling mayor
C Am G
New town Americana
New town rookie police
C Am G Am Em
New town industries are wanted for the local employees
F C
And the little bitty baby draws a nice clean breath
From over his beaming momma's shoulder
F
He's staring at the worldly wonders That stretch just as far as he can see
Am G G/B G
But he'll stop staring when he's older C Am G
OOOH New town
New town
New town
Am Em
F C
And even the loneliest old ladies get social calls
Where they dine and talk about their savior
And the grass root effort to incorporate
Am G G/B G
Elects a smiling mayor
C Am G
New town
New town
New town


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Ladle

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Tarragon

- Thanks to Stephanie aka takemyshoesoff
A: E: D: Bm:

E----- E------E------ E--2-- ok. so. to the left are the chords which
A----- A--2---A----- A--2-- are strummed through most of the song. the
D--2-- D--2--D----- D--4-- sparse picking parts we will know as fig.1
G--2-- G--1--G--2-- G--4-- and fig. 2, you will see those below. see
B--2-- B----- B--3-- B--3-- them? all right then, here goes...
e----- e------ e--2-- e--2--



fig. 1 fig. 2
E------------------------------ E----------------------------
A------------------------------ A--0-----0-0-------0-----0-0-
D------------------------------ D----------------------------
G--2-------2-------2-------2-- G--2-------2-------2-------2-
B----2-3-2---2-3-2---2-3-2--- B----2-3-2---2-3-2---2-3-2---
e------------------------------- e----------------------------

tarragon by vic chesnutt
FIG.1
FIG.2
(strumming)
A E D E
sucking on a toothpick soaked with cinnamon
Bm D E
the boys in the backroom played on
A E D E
anonymous adonis he's the one you want
Bm D E A
the boys in the backroom play-ay-ay-ayed on.

FIG. 2 (twice)
(strumming)
Bm D E
not beholden to the afterwards (4 xs)
FIG.2 (twice)
(strumming. play the same as the verse above.)
saw him at the market buying tarragon
the boys in the backroom played on
clinch for a moment the you wander home
the boys in the backroom play-ay-ay-ayed on.
FIG.2 (twice)



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Swelters


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Little Vacation

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Degenerate

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Hot Seat

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Giant Sands

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Threads

- Thanks to Daniel for this.

bar chords throughout pick the top then the middle

riff is somthing like

d---5-7-8-7
g---3-5-7-5 just move these shape around

Gm c Bb c
youre personal pariah is in awool cap

Gm /C / Bb/ C
verse

Gm/ D#/ C/D#
Chorus

Gm C D# c
oh Lawn art you made
and thats it i dont think mr chesnutt tunes down a semi tone ofton but he often uses a capo on 2nd or third fret which would make this song capo 3rd fret

Em/A/G/A vesres

Em/C/A/C

Em/A/C/a


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