Salt Lake City Chords???

Salt Lake City Chords???

Postby shakedown_04092 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:40 am

Anyone that can help me out with tab/chords for this cheesy old Bobby tune, I would greatly appreciate it!

There is a killer version on the Archive from 2/21/95 - the only time they played it. Seriously, it's one of the BEST soundboard recordings I've ever heard! Here's the link:

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-deta ... p?id=13936

You can only stream it since they switched the rules regarding soundboards (unless, of course, you have the program that allows you to DL streaming audio!) but it's the first song of the first set, so it's easy to find/listen to. The Visions on here will absolutely make you melt.

Feedback anyone?
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Postby phpbb » Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:16 am

Editors note:

During my ski bum years in Park City, UT, I went to (and taped) this show. you are correct on visions of johanna...
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agreed

Postby shakedown_04092 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:54 am

yeah, that Visions is absolutely astounding. the DSBD recording on the archive is sooooo clear. it makes me feel like i'm sitting with my feet hanging off the stage with Jer right behind me. incredible.

but still no replies on Salt Lake City chords yet :(

i know there's probably many people who don't care for this song, but i'm sure there's someone out there good enough to listen to it & find out what the chord structure is. i'm going to keep trying...
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Postby strumminsix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:13 pm

Here are your lyrics now just fill in the chords 8)

Salt Lake City
Lyrics: John Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

The Dead only played this once, in Salt Lake City on 21 February 1995. They stuck very close to the version Bob Weir played with most of his bands.

It was a paradise for lizards when young Brigham saw it first
He said I've seen some nasty deserts Lord, but this one here's the worst
Then the Lord called down to Brigham, said "I've got a great idea"
I want a mighty city and I think I want it here

Salt Lake City, that town of righteousness and fame
Salt Lake City, don't sound like much, but hell what's in a name?
Nobody ever sings about it, but Lord I be going there just the same

Salt Lake City, where it's so easy keeping straight
Salt Lake City, just really makes Des Moines look second rate
Ain't making no big deal about it
But I hear the Mormon girls are really great

Salt Lake City, hey, dig that Tabernacle Choir
Salt Lake City, yeah they be bound to take you higher
There just ain't no two ways about it, yes Lord they really light my fire

Well Brigham kicked a prairie dog, and he muttered in his beard
Said you've put me through some changes Lord but this one's really weird
The Lord just laughed at Brigham, said "you'd better get to work"
The next time I check in here, I want paradise on earth

Salt Lake City, where Brigham made the desert bloom
Salt Lake City, put a colour TV in every room
And they got them crazy Mormon chicks, yes I'll be going there real soon

Salt Lake City, hey feel that magic in the air
Salt Lake City, you know that's kind of why I like it there
Salt Lake City, well you know that's where I'm bound
Salt Lake City, I'm going down to Salt Lake town




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Many deadheads never really warmed up to these type of flash in the pan songs. How many people are asking for the chords to "Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues"???

It was played once the GD so they never really got a chance to warm up to it. Plus it falls into a period of time when the Weir/Barlow team was in a bit of a pickle for good material and Barlow boycotted writing until Bobby actually had some music written.
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Salt lake city

Postby ddawg » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:28 pm

Revolutionary hamstrung blues was sung by brent and phil though not bobby ....All i know is bobby needs to do something....cuz ratdog disappointed me last time......yes salt lake city chords would be nice maybe ill take a stab at em, Someone want to try the famous brent "love doesnt have to be pretty" tablature?
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Re: Salt lake city

Postby strumminsix » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:19 pm

[quote="ddawg"]Revolutionary hamstrung blues was sung by brent and phil though not bobby ....All i know is bobby needs to do something....cuz ratdog disappointed me last time......yes salt lake city chords would be nice maybe ill take a stab at em, Someone want to try the famous brent "love doesnt have to be pretty" tablature?[/quote]

Umm, ya, and?? I never said Rev. Hamstrung was sung by Bobby. My point was, which you missed, that songs played only once or twice usually don't get much demand for chords. That song was just an example.

Ratdog is a roller-coaster band very similar to the GD. Some shows are good some are bad. The last one rocked great! The one before that I swore I'd never see them again.
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Postby Guest » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:16 pm

SLC had been recorded on a Heaven Help, and was performed live a bunch of times by Bobby & The Midnights, long before the GD broke it out.

The once-performed, never-recorded Revolutionary Hamstrung was really just an underdeveloped predecessor to Just A Little Light.
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a few things...

Postby shakedown_04092 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:32 pm

thanks for the reply re: the lyrics, at least that clears a few words up for me.

it'd be nice to see someone give it a shot, i thinks it's a quirky little bob tune that'd be fun to play once in a while.

ratdog has become a great band, imo. bob has really taken them to a new level with the addition/subtraction of a few members, and i believe they're finally starting to hone in on what bob's idea of ratdog should be. of course there are going to be good shows and not so good shows, but isn't that why we go? to have the chance to see something magical? it still happens, man. the spirit is only gone if you are.

anyways, thanks for the lyrics. hope to some chords soon.

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