Railroad Earth Tab

Railroad Earth Tab

Postby devoarlo9 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:37 pm

Many thanks to all the kind folks who help with the guitar inquiries. I was hoping someone might have a better handle than I on "Mighty River." I hear a pretty steady G, D, A throughout the song with some great runs. Any insights as to what else is going on here?
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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby coopjsn » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:36 pm

I love this band -- I saw them last night in Asheville. They were awesome.

I was working on Might River too -- A/G/D and hold D
you can do lead patterns around the A on 5 and 6 strings...it sounds good -- try playing over the you tube versions. I will work up some more specific tab tomorrow. peace.
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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby devoarlo9 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:41 am

wow, good stuff, I was at the Asheville show as well...I've actually got a little more help on this one as well, I'll try to get it posted shortly.
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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby moemoe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:56 pm

I dunno guys.. I hear E, G, D, A.. Then E, G, D, then instead A, just hold the D it alternates each time through... Does that make sense? I'm not sure about the little walk down thing right before the chorus... I realize this thread is from almost a year ago, but I just joined so...
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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby cosmic charlie » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:59 am

I'm having to agree with you....Em..G...D...A Second time Em...G...D....D(instead of A) I'm going to spend some time on the run downs etc.. post it when I work it out..Another beauty is the new ..Been Down This Road..if anyone needs the chords let me know...

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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby ndrewoods » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:11 am

coopjsn wrote:I love this band -- I saw them last night in Asheville. They were awesome.

I was working on Might River too -- A/G/D and hold D
you can do lead patterns around the A on 5 and 6 strings...it sounds good -- try playing guitar over the you tube versions. I will work up some more specific tab tomorrow. peace.

I don't know guys but this is also what I got when I tried to play it. I'll watch some videos more to get what is the appropriate.
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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby Lunchbox16 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:30 pm

Anyone have chords for The Jupiter & The 119? Bueller?
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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby Seth Fleishman » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:49 am

Mighty River

The intro is Aadd9 - Em - Dsus2 played as a lick. It's not a G. Listen to the bass. G and Em are relative major and minor, both in the A mixolydian mode of the song, so it's easy to confuse them. But it's Em.

Aadd9 - Em - Dsus2

-0-------------7---------------------------------
-0-------------8-------5------5--------5--------
-6-------------9----------7-----7---------7------
-7-------------9------------7------7----------7--
-0-------------7----------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------

Verse is all open chords, first position Em-G-D-A Em-G-D-D

Then there's a descending line here and there:

Em - D - A - G - A | Em - D- A - G - D
---------------------------0------------------------------2--------------
--8----7------------------0---------8---7---------------3-------------------
--9----7-----9------7----6---------9---7---6--4-------2-------------------------
--------------11-----9---7------------------7---5------0--------------------
---------------------------0-----------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Hope that helps

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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby Lunchbox16 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:51 pm

I'm not sure if the chords will line up properly, but you'll get the idea listening to the song. I can't tell if he goes to the C on the 3 or the 4, or if it changes depending on the line. I watched a bunch of videos on youtube to try to figure this out, so hopefully for a simple version this will work for those interested.

That said, if anyone has an accurate chart for "Storms," I'd love to see one. I tried to use this video to figure it out, but couldn't make out what Todd is doing in the verse, in particular. Some of the other sections I could probably figure out with some trial and error, so if anyone is inclined and can figure that out it'd be much appreciated.




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The Jupiter & The 119 (Todd Sheaffer) - [4/4], Key = F, Capo 7

| G / / C | x4 | D | % | C | r |

Bridge: | C | D | Am | G | Em | % | C | % |

G                     C  G                 C
The Jupiter is gleaming, shining in the sun
G              C   G                        C
Everybody ready for the great cross country run
D                                               C                       G
Tell me have you heard the story goin' down the wire ... goin' down the line?

G                 C     G                 C
She's ready to be going breathing smoke & steam
G                C    G                       C
She edges on the iron and the crowd begins to scream
D                                           C                G
Tell me have you heard the story of the Jupiter and the 119?

G                    C    G                        C
They fire off the cannons she blows a whistle blast
G                     C      G                        C
Goes flying round the corner moving strong and moving fast
D                                               C                       G
Tell me have you heard the story goin' down the wire ... goin' down the line?

C                     D   Am                      G
The Jupiter is on the run heading for the setting sun
Em                                        C     
And when she rests, the east and west are tied
G
Wooooo wooooo

G                 C G                     C
Off from California from the Sacramento yard
G            C    G                          C
The 119 is moving pushing strong and pushing hard
G                            C    G                      C
She's through the snowy mountains took them right in stride
G               C   G                        C
Crested the Sierras and went down the other side
D                                               C                       G
Tell me have you heard the story going down the wire ... going down the line?
D                                           C             G
Tell me have you heard the story of the Jupiter and the 119?

G                       C  G                   C
Across the grassed horizon across the giant plain
G                          C    G                        C
Across a thousand miles of iron roars the mighty U.P. train
G                       C   G                 C
She tops the Sherman summit a mighty feat of man
G                     C   G                         C
Sails through echo canyon and across the dale creek span
D                                               C                       G
Tell me have you heard the story going down the wire ... going down the line?

G                      C G            C
Through the fiery desert the 119 has run
G                   C     G                         C
Through the devil's gorge beneath the blazing fiery sun
G                                C  G                        C
Through tunnels and through canyons cleared by shovel & by pick
G                    C  G                                 C
10,000 men who blasted, clawed and hauled with muscles thick
D                                           C             G
Tell me have you heard the story of the Jupiter and the 119?

C                     D   Am                      G
The Jupiter is on the run heading for the setting sun
Em                                        C     
And when she rests, the east and west are tied
G
Wooooo wooooo
C
Wooooo wooooo
G
Wooooo wooooo

G                   C  G                                C
They met in Promontory from the east and west they're here
G                   C  G                        C
All across the country they've raised a mighty cheer
G                          C   G                          C
The mighty trains are polished on the tracks they proudly rest
G                              C    G                          C
The crowd's all gathered round them dressed up in their Sunday best
G                       C   G                       C
A big brass band is playing it's a bright unclouded day
G                  C      G                      C
The speaker's oratory and the bosses have their say
G                      C   G                   C
The reverend says a prayer it's mercifully short
G                       C  G                      C
The drunken rail-men laugh and the iron horses snort
G                        C G                      C
The engines move in closer they ease in down the line
G                       C G                                C
The champagne bottles pop so fill your glass it's toasting time
G                          C G                       C
The engines ease for meeting they're nose to nose alike
G                          C G                        C
They raise the silver hammer and they nail the golden spike
D                                               C                       G
Tell me have you heard the story going down the wire ... going down the line?
D                                           C             G
Tell me have you heard the story of the Jupiter and the 119?
D                                           C             G
Tell me have you heard the story of the Jupiter and the 119?
G
Wooooo wooooo wooooo wooooo
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Re: Railroad Earth Tab

Postby Lunchbox16 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:43 pm

My pursuit of a basic arrangement for Storms finally came to fruition. I ended up contacting Andrew Altman (bass) on Twitter to ask about the verse chords because I couldn't figure out what exactly Todd was doing in that video above. Andrew actually responded, which was awesome. I used that along with the above video to figure out the rest.

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Storms (Sheaffer) – [4/4], Key = Bb, Capo 3

Intro:  ||: G G/F# | C G :||

Verse: ||: G G/F# | C G :|| x3 ||: Em G | C G :|| G | % |

Chorus: | Am | % | Em | % | Am | % | Bm | D | Am | Em | Am | D | % |

------------------------------------------

G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G     Em  G  C G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh


G    G/F#         C          G
Soft thunder from across the meadow,
G    G/F#           C       G
rain buckets on the kitchen floor,
G  G/F#         C       G
No letter & the coffers empty,
    Em        G        C          G        Em        G            C      G
But all these storms I know we’ll weather, all these storms we’ll ride together


G       G/F#                  C     G
I never thought that it would be so hard girl,
G     G/F#           C     G
never saved up for a rainy day,
G     G/F#                  C      G
Never dreamed that we might howl & shiver,
    Em        G        C          G        Em        G            C      G
But all these storms I know we’ll weather, all these storms we’ll ride together


             Am
Pick up your heart my love, pick up your branch & dove
Em
Jammin’ in the name of the Lord.
            Am
We’ve got a hole to mend, we’ve got a fire to tend,
Bm                 D
We won’t let these troubles grind us,
Am                  Em                  Am              D
We’ve got friends & prayers to mind us, we’ve got seven years behind us


G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G     Em  G  C G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh


G    G/F#           C         G
Long rumble comin’ ‘cross the meadow,
G    G/F#          C       G
rain pourin’ & the buckets full,
G   G/F#           C           G
Sky crackin’ & the whole house shakin’
    Em        G        C          G        Em        G            C      G
But all these storms I know we’ll weather, all these storms we’ll ride together


             Am
Pick up your heart my love, pick up your branch & dove
Em
Jammin’ in the name of the Lord.
        Am                                Bm   D
My lady look alive! Our ride will soon arrive!
             Am
Lift up your eyes my dear, we need some light in here,
Em
Jammin’ ‘til the jammin’s through.
            Am
We’ve got a hole to mend, we’ve got a fire to tend.
Bm                 D
We won’t let these troubles grind us.
Am                       Em              Am                 D
We’ve got prayers on the road behind us, we’ve got heaven’s horses bridled.


G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
    Em        G        C          G
But all these storms I know we’ll weather

G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh
G    G/F#         C    G     Em  G  C G
Oh   Oh oh, oh oh oh,  oh


No capo:
Intro:  ||: Bb Bb/A | Eb Bb :||

Verse: ||: Bb Bb/A | Eb Bb :|| x3 ||: Gm Bb | Eb Bb :||

Chorus: | Am | % | Em | % | Am | % | Bm | D | Am | Em | Am | D |
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