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Good beginner’s song: Neil Young’s After the Goldrush tab/chords

by Johnny

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Neil young is always a great choice for beginners when it comes to learning something on acoustic.

He’s got a ton of great songs to work with. His guitar style keeps it intersting too. He’s known for his use of little “tricks” to dress up ordinary chords and make them sound interesting.

Guitaretab.com recently posted up a tab for his “After the Goldrush” song.

While you won’t find anything beyond just the chords here, I think this song is something interesting to work with because it uses a bunch of common chords.

The trickiest part is the change from G to Bm because it requires switching from “thumb over” position to thumb behind position. Be careful here and take it slow at first.

Chords you should definitely know and learn. Here’s the tab taken from the site:

Listen to Neil Young’s After the Goldrush

#-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------#
# This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
# song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
After The Goldrush chords

Neil Young
D G  D G
G       D
Well, I dreamed I saw the knights
G
In armor coming,
D                 G
Saying something about a queen.
D
There were peasants singing and
A
Drummers drumming
G                A
And the archer split the tree.
Bm
There was a fanfare blowing
C
To the sun
G               C
That was floating on the breeze.
D                     A
Look at Mother Nature on the run
C             G
In the nineteen seventies.
D                     A
Look at Mother Nature on the run
C             G
In the nineteen seventies.
G     D                     G
I was lying in a burned out basement
D               G
With the full moon in my eyes.
D            A
I was hoping for replacement
G                  A
When the sun burst thru the sky.
Bm           C
There was a band playing in my head
G                 C
And I felt like getting high.
D
I was thinking about what a
A
Friend had said
C               G
I was hoping it was a lie.
D
Thinking about what a
A
Friend had said
C               G
I was hoping it was a lie.
G       D
Well, I dreamed I saw the silver
G
Space ships flying
D                  G
In the yellow haze of the sun,
D
There were children crying
A
And colors flying
G                A
All around the chosen ones.
Bm         C
All in a dream, all in a dream
G             C
The loading had begun.
D
They were flying Mother Nature's
A                C               G
Silver seed to a new home in the sun.
D
Flying Mother Nature's
A                C
Silver seed to a new home.

Check here for more beginner guitar songs.

~Johnny

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Teddy G March 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

That’s cool going to give this a try wish me luck

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