NEIL YOUNG RUST RADIO SUGAR MOUNTAIN THRASHER'S WHEAT
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Sugar Mountain
SUBMITTED BY: Malc Brookes

TUNING: DGCFAD

CHORDS:
Dadd2add4:
x54030
Fadd9:
1x3213
C/G:
3x2013
G:
320003
C:
x32010

Intro rewritten by Mike Campbell. I've had a go at both the Decade and Live Rust versions and what I've come up with is the chords to the Decade version, plus a note about some of the variations in the Live Rust version. In the Decade version the basic chords are pretty straight forward, but there are a lot of ad lib embellishments, especially to the G chord between chorus and verse. You need to listen to the track to get the feel for these as any attempt to tab them faithfully, IMO, would be pointless. Also Neil starts off using the Fadd9 chord but about halfway through changes this to a straight F, but the Fadd9 reappears again at the end. This too seems to have a slight ad lib feel to it. The main differences in the Live Rust version are the alternative chords for every other chorus (see end of tab), the inclusion of harmonica solos and the absence of the intro/fill section between choruses and verses. There are also far fewer ad lib embellishments, the main one being a C/G (3x2013) hammered on during the G chord between chorus and verse. I also checked out the Live Aid version. It's a hybrid of the two and keeps to Decade's structure but adds a couple of harmonica solos using the alternative chords from Live Rust. G |----3-----3-3-3-| |----0-----0-0-0-| |----0-----0-0-0-| (4 times) |----0-----0-0-0-| |----2-----2-2-2-| |3---------3-3-3-| Dadd2add4 C |----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----------|----0----0-0-0-|----0---------| |----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----------|----1----1-1-1-|----1---------| |----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-------|----0----0-0-0-|----0---------| |----4-----4-4-4-|0h4---------4---|----2----2-2-2-|0h2-----0-----| |5---------5-5-5-|----------------|3--------3-3-3-|------------3-| |----------------|----------------|---------------|--------------| G |----3-------3---|----3-----------|----3------3---|----3---------| |----0-------0---|----0-----------|----0------0---|----0---------| |----0-------0---|----0-----------|----0------0---|----0---------| |----0-------0---|----0----0h2----|0---0------0---|----0---------| |----2-------2---|----2-----------|-------2---2---|----2-------2-| |3-------3-------|3---------------|---------------|3-------3-----| Dadd2add4 C |----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----------|----0----0-0-0-|----0---------| |----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----------|----1----1-1-1-|----1---------| |----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-------|----0----0-0-0-|----0---0h2---| |----4-----4-4-4-|0h4---------4---|----2----2-2-2-|0h2-----------| |5---------5-5-5-|----------------|3--------3-3-3-|--------------| |----------------|----------------|---------------|--------------| G |----3-----3-3-3-|----------------|----3----3-3-3-|----3----3-3-3| |----0-----0-0-0-|----------------|----0----0-0-0-|----0----0-0-0| |0---0-----0-0-0-|----------------|----0----0-0-0-|----0----0-0-0| |----0-----0-0-0-|0h2-----0-------|----0----0-0-0-|----0----0-0-0| |----2-----2-2-2-|----------2p0---|----2----2-2-2-|----2----2-2-2| |----------3-3-3-|----------------|3--------3-3-3-|3--------3-3-3| G Fadd9 Oh to live on Sugar Mountain G Fadd9 With the barkers and the coloured balloons G Fadd9 You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Dm G Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon Dm G You're leaving there too soon. G Fadd9 G It's so noisy at the fair but all your friends are there, G Fadd9 G And the candy floss you had, and your mother and your dad. Oh to live on Sugar Mountain With the barkers and the coloured balloons You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon You're leaving there too soon. FILL (see tab) There's a girl just down the aisle, oh to turn and see her smile You can hear the words she wrote, as you read a hidden note. Oh to live on Sugar Mountain With the barkers and the coloured balloons You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon You're leaving there too soon. FILL (see tab) Now you're underneath the stairs and you're giving back some glares To the people you once met and it's your first cigarette. Oh to live on Sugar Mountain With the barkers and the coloured balloons You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon You're leaving there too soon. Now you say you're leaving home 'cos you want to be alone Ain't it funny how you feel when you're finding out it's real. Oh to live on Sugar Mountain With the barkers and the coloured balloons You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon You're leaving there too soon. Oh to live on Sugar Mountain With the barkers and the coloured balloons You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon Dadd2add4 C (see tab) G C/G G C/G G. LIVE RUST VERSION: (Standard tuning) CHORUS VARIATION: G/D xx0787 F/D xx0565 G/D F/D Oh to live on Sugar Mountain G/D F/D With the barkers and the coloured balloons G/D F/D You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain Dm G Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon Dm G You're leaving there too soon.