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IntroC#m7 ... F#7 ... A7 ... G#7 ...
VerseC#m7 Sweepin' the floors, open up the doors, yeah F#7 Turn on the lights, getting' ready for the night A7 Nobodies romancing cause its too early for dancing G#7 But here comes the music... Bright lights flashing they cover up you like-a So many people, so many problems, so many reasons to buy Another round, drink it down, just another night on the town With the big man, money man, better than the other man He got the plan with the million-dollar give-a-damn When nobody understand he'll become a smaller man The bright lights keep flashing and the women keep on dancing
ChorusC#m7 G#7 With the clowns, yeah yeah yeah A7 F#7 Pick me up when I'm down, yeah yeah C#m7 G#7 ...Rodeo clowns, yeah yeah yeah A7 F#7 Pick me up when I'm down, yeah yeah The disco ball's spinning, all the music and the women And the shots of tequila, man they say that they need ya But what they really need Is just a little room to breathe A teeny boppin' disco queen, she barely understands Her dreams of belly-button rings and other kinds of things Symbolic of change, but the thing that is strange Is that the changes occurred, and now she's just a part Of the herd, yeah yeah yeah Man I thought that you heard, yeah yeah The changes occurred, yeah yeah yeah She's just a part of the herd, yeah yeah Lights out, shut down, late night, wet ground You walk by look at him but he can't look at you, yeah You might feel pity but he only feels the ground because-uh You understand booze but he only knows let down (Down) by the corner there's another one Reachin' out a hand comin' from a broken man, well You try to live but he's done tryin' Not dead but definitely... ...Dyin' With the rest of the clowns, yeah yeah Mmm mmm mmm, hmm hmm With the rest of the clowns, yeah yeah
SoloE ... G#7 ... A7 ... F#7 ... (x4) C#m7 ... G#7 ... A7 ... F#7 ... (x4) The rodeo clowns, yeah yeah yeah Pick me up when I'm down, yeah yeah The rodeo clowns, yeah yeah yeah Pick me up when I'm down, yeah yeah Sweepin' the floors, open up the doors, yeah Turn on the lights, getting' ready for the night Nobodies romancing cause its too early for dancing But here comes the music...
Here are the chords used to play this song. Note that the same four chords are used in both the verse and chorus progressions, though the order is slightly different. Listen to the recordings to get ideas for speed and dynamics (G Love's original album version is faster; Jack's album version is much more subtle).
e-|-----4------2-----5-----4-----0----- B-|-----5------2-----5-----4-----0----- G-|-----4------3-----6-----5-----1----- D-|-----6------2-----5-----4-----2----- A-|-----4------4-----7-----6-----2----- E-|------------2-----5-----4-----0----- C#m7 F#7 A7 G#7 E
| C#m7 . . . | F#7 . . . | A7 . . . | G#7 . . . |
| C#m7 . . . | F#7 . . . | A7 . . . | G#7 . . . |
| C#m7 . . . | G#7 . . . | A7 . . . | F#7 . . . |
| E . . . | F#7 . . . | A7 . . . | G#7 . . . | (x4) | C#m7 . . . | F#7 . . . | A7 . . . | G#7 . . . | (x4)
Song: Rodeo Clowns
Artist: Jack Johnson
Album: On and On
Label: The Moonshine Conspiracy Records
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Songs are grouped by the year they were released.
My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.
Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.
In December 2012, I began designing & developing a website that became Songnotes. Here, I share my personal collection of hand-crafted music notation with all those online. I hope you enjoy.