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Out on the Weekend

Neil Young

from the album Harvest released in 1972

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Lyrics

Intro

Bm ... E ... Bm ... E ... Bm ... E ... Bm ... E ... C#m ... F# ... Bm ... E ...

Verse

A Bm Think I'll pack it in and... buy a pickup E A Take it down to L.A. A Bm Find a place to call my own... and try to fix up E A A2 Start a brand new day A Bm The woman I'm thinking of, she... loved me all up E A But I'm so down today A Bm E E7 She's so fine, she's in my mind... I hear her calling

Chorus

A Bm See the lonely boy... out on the weekend E A Trying to make it pay A Bm Can't relate to joy... he tries to speak and E A Can't begin to say

Break

Bm ... E ... Bm ... E ... C#m ... F# ... Bm ... E ...
She got pictures on the wall... they make me look up From her big brass bed Now I'm running down the road... trying to stay up Somewhere in her head The woman I'm thinking of... she loved me all up But I'm so down today She's so fine, she's in my mind... I hear her calling See the lonely boy... out on the weekend Trying to make it pay Can't relate to joy... he tries to speak and Can't begin to say

Outro

Bm ... E ... Bm ... E ... C#m ... F# ... Bm ... E ... A ... Bm ... E ... A ... (fade to end)

Notes & Tabs

Basic Chords Used

Here are the basic chords used to play this song, at its simplest. There are some more complex chord variations and riffs (shown below), but these should do you for your basic needs.

e-|----0----0-----2-----0----0-----4-----2-----
B-|----2----0-----3-----0----3-----5-----2-----
G-|----2----2-----4-----1----1-----6-----3-----
D-|----2----2-----4-----2----2-----6-----4-----
A-|----0----0-----2-----2----2-----4-----4-----
E-|---------------------0----0-----------2-----
       A    A2    Bm    E    E7   C#m    F# 

Advanced Chords for the Chorus

If you want to sound more like Neil Young does when playing the chorus, try these chords out. It isn't as easy, but nicely mixes the sound up. Thanks to this source for these tabs.

e-|---5---------------------7---------------------9---------------------9---
B-|---5---------------------7--------------------10---------------------9---
G-|---6---------------------7--------------------11---------------------9---
D-|---7---------------------7--------------------12---------------------7--- (repeat)
A-|---0---------------------0---------------------0---------------------0---
E-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
      A                    D6/A                Dmaj7/A                Amaj7 
    "...See the lonely boy... out on the weekend... trying to make it pay..."

Chord Progressions

Intro

| Bm  . . . | E  . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . |
| Bm  . . . | E  . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . |
| C#m . . . | F# . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . |

Verse

"Think I'll pack it in and buy a pickup..."
| A . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . | A . . . | (repeat)
"She's so fine, she's in my mind, I hear her calling..."
| A . . . | Bm . . . | E . E7 . |

Chorus

"See the lonely boy, out on the weekend..."
| A . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . | A . . . | (repeat)

Break

| Bm  . . . | E  . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . |
| C#m . . . | F# . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . |

Outro

| Bm  . . . | E  . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . |
| C#m . . . | F# . . . | Bm . . . | E . . . |
| A   . . . | Bm . . . | E  . . . | A . . . | (fade to end)

Song Info

Song: Out on the Weekend
Artist: Neil Young
Album: Harvest
Year: 1972
Label: Reprise

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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.

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