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GUEST,Mike 02 May 10 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 May 10 - 09:21 PM
Ebbie 02 May 10 - 10:50 PM
BlueJay 03 May 10 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,Mike 03 May 10 - 12:11 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Steve Goodman-Six Hours Ahead of the Sun
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 02 May 10 - 01:06 PM

Well, I'm possibly the biggest Steve Goodman fan under the age of 21... Unfortunately, I'm a relatively awful guitar player.

Can anybody help me with these chords?

Also, should I start a new thread for requesting other songs by him as well?

Great resource here, wish I had found it years ago.

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Steve Goodman-Six Hours Ahead of the Su
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 May 10 - 09:21 PM

Wish I could help, but I will post this to help keep your message in view. Weekends are often slow at the Mudcat.

I'm a fan, too. I remember singing 'Old Smoothies' for my elderly mother. It made her cry.

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Steve Goodman-Six Hours Ahead of the Su
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 May 10 - 10:50 PM

Steve Goodman and his songs are on a lot of YouTube. I never got to see him live but he obviously did a tremendous show. Check it out! And check out him and John Prine performing together. Lovely stuff.

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Steve Goodman-Six Hours Ahead of the Su
From: BlueJay
Date: 03 May 10 - 11:48 AM


Here you go. Keep in mind, this is my interpretation, so YMMV. I hope you have a recording of this song to listen to, to help with timing and all. I think it's on a few of his albums.

I must say that although you're a "relatively awful guitar player", I see a lot of hope for any young person who is an avid Steve Goodman fan. He has so much great material, and you can really learn a lot both instrumentally and vocally. Keep it up!
My best regards, BlueJay

Six Hours Ahead Of The Sun--Steve Goodman

Intro: D--A--D-F#-Em, G--A
                D         G                A
One more night in a transatlantic city
               G                        D                      A
And the clocks all run on someone else's time
                G                                     D
And the streets run so close to the houses,
         G                   Em       A
But none of them run into mine.

             Bm             G          D
And the people are all in a hurry
               Bm             G       D
And the whiskey's as cheap as the beer.
                G                                     D                G
And that skyline looks just like that postcard I sent you,
          Em         G                           D
And darling, I wish that you were here.

    F                              C
Some folks travel for pleasure
         F                                    C
And other folks just born to roam.
F                                           C
Some folks can't stand the pressure
Emaj                                           A
And some of them never come home.

         D         G                A
And I only go where I have to go
            G                D                     A
And I only come home when I'm done.
               G                                           D                   G
And if everything's right, then I'll be home Friday night,
D             A                D
Six hours ahead of the sun.

                   D             G                  A
One more night in a transatlantic city
                   G                         D               A
And you buy one round for everyone in sight

                   G                                           D
And you order up the same old glass of trouble
         G                        Em                   A
But trouble just don't taste the same tonight.
               Bm                   G                      D
And the local bartender tells you all the stories
                Bm                G                         D
And the local lovelies dance before your eyes.
                   G                                             D   G
And they call that dance old "Younger's Tartan"
            Em                     G                      A
And I can't get all this mud out of my eyes.

    F                                             C
Some folks drink when they're happy,
    F                                           C
Other folks drink when they're dry.
   F                                        C      
Some folks drink so they won't have to think
          Emajor                               A
And some other drink until they die.

          D          G                         A
But drinking just gives me amnesia
             G               D                         A
But the devil has a list of those who run.
          G                                       D               G
Run, win, place, and show, and nowhere to go,
          D             A             D
And six hours ahead of the sun.
          G                                     D             G
Run, win, place, and show and nowhere to go,
          D               A                F-C-D   
And six hours ahead of the sun,

F    C    D
Six hours…… repeat & fade

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Steve Goodman-Six Hours Ahead of the Su
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 03 May 10 - 12:11 PM

Thanks BlueJay! I consider myself a halfway decent singer, and combined with my little brothers guitar playing we sound pretty good at Open Mics. I have at least one recording of the song on my Ipod, and I think another 2 more on Vinyl. A quick search of my itunes library for Steve Goodman comes up with 86 results. Yeah, I'm fairly obsessed. My girlfriend got me the Steve Goodman Bio for christmas. Great gift.

Ebbie, I've seen a lot of his stuff on Youtube, and I've seen John Prine live. Great show; his voice has changed, but not for the worse.

My dad saw Goodman live when he was a new college graduate living in Texas--he didn't know anyone there. Dad was from the same area as Goodman in the same high-school district. He said that seeing Goodman live at that point in his life was as if he had met an American in Russia.

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