Memory Lane

standard tuning capo on 4 or standard d tuning capo on 6

This is a tough song to learn with a lot of wierd chords. I thought I would never get it right, but it’s really not as hard as I thought it would be. I am pretty certain about most of this (although some of the chord names are probably wrong) This was transcribed by watching Elliott play this on the 2003 Austin Steamboat concert video. The intro shows chords as well as the melody. When a solid chord is shown that just means to pick it out. Listen to the recording to hear how he picks it (it’s very simple.) When a melody line is shown there is usually a chord name up above. This is the shape he holds while playing the melody (if the note isn’t in the chord shape then he uses his pinky to reach it.) Although I haven’t tabbed it out in the chorus, he plays the same melody in the second half of the chorus as he does in the second half of the intro… they are virtually identical (except he strums more than picks in the chorus.)

chords used
Em         022003     C*        8xxx58
F          133211     Eb5       6xxx56
Fm7/Ab     431111     Ab5       5xxx45
C          032010     Db5       4xxx34
Fm6        x5656x     C5        3xxx13
E7         022130     B5        2xxx02
Am         002210     Fmaj7     x33210
Am7/G      302010     C#        x43x2x
C/B        x20010     C6/9      330210
Dm         xx0231     E/Ab      4x2400
Esus4      xxx455     C/G       332010
Em*        xxx453     D9        200210
G          320003     Fm        122111

intro
C6  C7 Amb5 Ab  C9  B5 Fmaj7      Am      Em      Fmaj7 C   C#  Fmaj7  C6/9       C  C/G  C
8---6---5---4---3---2---0-----------0-------0-------x---x--------0------x---------0---0---0
5---5---4---0---1---0---1---------4---1-------4-3---1---1---2--4---1----1--1------1---1---1
x---x---x---x---x---x---2---------------2-0---------2---0------------2--2----2-0--0---0---0 
x---x---x---x---x---x---3----0----------------------3---2---------------0---------2---2---2
3---3---3---3---3---2---3--3--3-2-------------------3---3---4-----------3---------3---3---3
x---x---x---x---x---x---x---------------------------x---x---------------3---------x---3---x

Em          F               Fm7/Ab             C
this is the place you end up when you lose the chase
             Fm6                  E7          Am       Am7/G  F
where you're dragged against your will from a basement on the hill 
G               F                    C   C/B  Am
and all anybody knows is that you're not like them
         Dm                   Esus4  Em*  Dm
and they kick you in the head 
G                    /A /B
and send you back to bed

C*        Eb5               Ab5         Db5    C5                  B5              F
isolation pulled you past a tunnel to a bright world where you can make a place to stay 
    Am          Em             Fmaj7             C    
and everybody's scared of this place and stayin' away
C#   Fmaj7        C6/9      C  
your little house on memory lane

    Em              F        Fm7/Ab            C
the mayor's name is fear his force patrols the pier
       Fm6            E7         Am     Am7/G  F
from a mountain of cliche that advances everyday
    G              F         C      C/B Am
the doctor spoke a cloud, he rained out loud
                 Dm                     Esus4 Em* Dm
you'll keep your doors and windows shut and swear you'll
G                   /A /B
never tell a soul again

C*        Eb5             Ab5          Db5   C5            B5           F
isolation pushes you till every muscle aches down the only road it ever takes
    Am          Em             Fmaj7             C    
and everybody's scared of this place and stayin' away
C#   Fmaj7        C6/9      Am  
your little house on memory lane

             E/Ab           C/G            D9
if it's your decision to be open about yourself
              F                   Fm
be careful or else, be careful or else

    Em           F              Fm7/Ab        C
i'm comfortable apart, it's all written on my chart
      Fm6               E7      Am   Am7/G  F
and i take what's given me most cooperatively
  G              F              C   C/B Am              
i do what people say and lie in bed all day
    Dm               Esus4 Em* Dm
absolutely horrified
G                  /A /B
i hope you're satisfied

C*        Eb5              Ab5               Db5      C5                B5            F
isolation pushes past self-hatred, guilt and shame to place where suffering is just a game
    Am          Em             Fmaj7             C    
and everybody's scared of this place and stayin' away
C#   Fmaj7        C6/9      Am    Am7/G   D9   (D9 riff)
your little house on memory lane
     F            C6/9      C   /G    C
your little house on memory lane


D9 riff
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