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Riffs xa are different endings. Just play Riff x but with
the ending of Riff xa.

The way you alternate Riffs 1 and 2 is given by a pattern.
In the first and second sentence of the verse, you use Riff 1.
In the third use Riff 2, and in the last use Riff 1 again.

Riff 1a is a different ending for the Riff 1 and it's in the
first sentence of some verses.
Start playing it from the chord "C"

So the final pattern is:
-Riff 1a
-Riff 1
-Riff 2
-Riff 1

Got it? It's not that hard
It's also above the lyrics if you don't get it


Riff 1

Em C B
E-----3-----3---3--------------------
B-------0-----0---------5---4----4---
G-------------------------0----0-----
D--2--2---2--------------------------
A--------------------3--3---2--------
E------------------------------------


Riff 2

E-----3-----3---5-3------------------
B-------0-----0---------5---4----4---
G-------------------------0----0-----
D--2--2---2--------------------------
A--------------------3--3---2--------
E------------------------------------


Riff 1a

E------------------------------------
B-----5---4----------4---------------
G-------0----0-----0-----------------
D------------------------------------
A--3--3---2-----2--------------------
E------------------------------------


Riff 3

E--0------0-------------------------------7-----7------
B-------1-----3--------3---5--------5-------8-----8----
G-----2--------------0------------0-----------7-----7--
D----------------(0)----------(0)-------0--------------
A--0----------2------------3---------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------

This riff above is barely audible sometimes, especially the note
between parenthesis. Maybe it's not played at all, but I've
tabbed it because this is the note that should be there,
if there really was one.

Don't cut the sound of this riff, keep all the notes sounding,
even when you move your hand. That way you'll get the real
sound of it: there's a slide from E to G (B string, 5/8 )
there's a slide from D and down (G string, 7\ )
I think that's what John plays, because it sounds neat


Riff 3a

E---------7-----------
B-----8-----8---------
G-------7-----7-------
D--0------------------
A---------------------
E---------------------
Riff 3a is also a different ending for Riff 3, and you'll see when
to play each, above the lyrics.


This is kind of a solo (Riff 4, Riff 5, Riff 4, Riff 5a)

Riff 4

E-----------------------------------------------
B--8------8---5------5---5------5---7------7----
G-----9----------5----------5----------7--------
D-------9----------5----------5----------7------
A--7----------0----------3----------5-----------
E-----------------------------------------------


Riff 5

E-----------------------------------5------5----
B--8------8---5------5---5------5------4--------
G-----9----------5----------5------------5------
D-------9----------5----------5-----4-----------
A--7----------0----------3----------------------
E-----------------------------------------------


Riff 5a

E--5----5----5---/--------11-\--8-\--5-\--2-----
B-----4----4-----/--13-\--10-\--7-\--4-\--1-----
G-----------------------------------------------
D--4----4----4---/--13-\--10-\--7-\--4-\--1-----
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------
Riff 5a starts at the ending of Riff 5. You'll easily notice when.

End of solo


Riff 1b

E-----3----3---3------------------7-------------
B-------0----0-------5----4---4/8---------------
G----------------------0------------------------
D--2--2-----------------------------------------
A-----------------3--3----2---------------------
E-----------------------------------------------
This is played in the verse after the solo. It's a little variation,
but it sounds good.

Riff 6

E--3-------3-------3-------3--------------------
B------0-------0-------0------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------
D----2---2---2---2---2---2----------------------
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------



That's pretty much all the song. Now the order:


INTRO: Riff 1 (x2)

LYRICS:

-Riff 1a-
Road trippin' with my two favorite allies
-Riff 1-
Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies
-Riff 2-
It's time to leave this town, it's time to steal away
-Riff 1-
Let's go get lost anywhere in the U.S.A.

-Riff 2-
Let's go get lost, let's go get lost

Chorus:
-Riff 1- all along

Blue you sit so pretty
West of the one
Sparkles light with yellow icing
Just a mirror for the sun
Just a mirror for the sun
Just a mirror for the

-Riff 3-
sun
-Riff 3-
These Smiling eyes are just a mirror for

-Riff 1a-
So much as come before those battles lost and won
-Riff 1-
This life is shining more forever in the sun
-Riff 2-
Now let us check our heads and let us check the surf
-Riff 1-
Staying high and dry's more trouble than it's worth in the sun
-Riff 1-
Just a mirror for the sun
Just a mirror for the
-Riff 3-
sun
-Riff 3-
These Smiling eyes are just a mirror for

SOLO

-Riff 1-
In Big Sur we take some time to linger on
-Riff 1b-
We three hunky dory's got our snakefinger on
-Riff 2-
Now let us drink the stars it's time to steal away
-Riff 1a-
Let's go get lost right here in the U.S.A

-Riff 1- (there's a little variation in this riff, mail me to ask)
Let's go get lost, let's go get lost


CHORUS (Riff 1 all along)

Ending of this chorus:
-Riff 3a-
Just a mirror for the sun

-Riff 3-
These smiling eyes are just a mirror for
-Riff 3-
These smiling eyes are just a mirror for
-Riff 3-
Your smiling eyes are just a mirror for

ENDING: Riff 6


That's it!
I hope you can understand.
Mail me if you don't, or if you did better than I did :)

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