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Pocahontas Chords
Pocahontas : Rust Never Sleeps/Neil Young

 (C tuning)

Open C Strumming (accent on bottom strings)

 C
 Aurora Borealis
     C
 The icy sky at night
  Dm
 Paddles cut the water
      Dm
 In a long and hurried flight
         G7          riff                C
 From the white man to the fields of green
          G7          riff         C
 and the homeland we've never seen

C strumming Accenting on bottom strings

 They killed us in our teepees
 And they cut our women down
 They might have left some babies
 Cryin' on the ground
 But the firesticks and the wagons come
 And the night falls on the settin' sun

  C C Dm G7 riff C

 They massacred the buffalo
 Kitty corner from the bank
 The taxis run across my feet
 And my eyes have turned to blanks
 In my little box at the top of the stairs
 With my indian rug and a pipe to share

 I wish I was a trapper
 I would give a thousand pelts
 To sleep with Pocahontas
 and find out how she felt
 In the mornin' on the fields of green
 In the homeland we've never seen

  C

 And maybe Marlon Brando
 Will be there by the fire
 We'll sit and talk of Hollywood
 And the good things there for hire
 And the Astradome and the first teepee
 Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me
 Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me

 G7    Riff      C
 Pocahontas

Open C tuning

E ---- E
B upto C
G ---- G
D down C
A down G
E down C

Chords used:
C           xxoooo
Dm          xo2255
G7          oo2o2o


Riff  (after G7):

E   -----o-o--o-------------------------------------------|
C   -----o-o--o-------------------------------------------|
G   -----o-o--o-------------------------------------------|
C   -----------2------Oh2---------------------------------|
G   --0-2-3-------2---------------------------------------|
C   --------------------------0---------------------------|

Tab memo:
The riff is more strummed than picked as it replaces the chord. Make sure you get that open C note at the 
of the riff. At first it is a bit difficult to sing at the same time but you get the hang of it. There is 
some lead picking inbetween the verses which is pretty easy to work out if you play along with the record. There are mistakes in there and what I call a G7 or a Dm isn?t  a sure thing all I know is that it works, 
some one could correct me on these things it would be greatly appreciated. Another great song from Mr Young.

Shayne Davis     [email protected]
Sydney Australia

 
 
Neil Young - Pocahontas Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Pocahontas tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Pocahontas Chords:

Neil Percival Young[1] OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and film director.

Young's work is characterized by deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work, and signature nasal tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments—including piano and harmonica—his style of claw-hammer acoustic guitar and often idiosyncratic soloing on electric guitar are the linchpins of a sometimes ragged, sometimes polished sound. Although Young has experimented widely with differing music styles, including swing, jazz, rockabilly, blues, and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into either of two distinct styles: folk-esque acoustic rock (as heard in songs such as "Heart of Gold", "Harvest Moon" and "Old Man") and electric-charged hard rock (in songs like "Cinnamon Girl", "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)"). In more recent years, Young has started to adopt elements from newer styles of music, such as industrial, alternative country and grunge, the latter of which was profoundly influenced by his own style of playing, often bringing him the title of "the godfather of grunge".

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), and Greendale (2003).[2]

He is also an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and small farmers, having co-founded the benefit concert Farm Aid, and in 1986 helped found The Bridge School,[3] and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi.

Although Young sings frequently about U.S. legends and myths (Pocahontas, space stations, and the settlement of the American West),[4] he remains a Canadian citizen and has never wanted to relinquish his Canadian citizenship. He has lived in the U.S. for "so long" and has stated, about U.S. elections, that he has "got just as much right to vote in them as anybody else."[5]

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