AMBULANCE BLUES - NEIL YOUNG

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from: ON THE BEACH





Submitted by: David Morbey (davidjo@ozemail.com.au)

(via HyperRust.Org)



NOTES: Guitar tune down one step: DGCFAD



Harmonica: Bb



Picking Pattern:

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C------2-------2-------2---------------------

G--3-------3-------3-------------------------

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INTRO:

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C -----------------------> F---------->



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A------------1----0-----0h1----0-----3-----

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F---> Fmaj7----> Am-------> Em------->



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C                      F   

Back in the old folky days 

Am           Em             D

The air was magic when we played 

C                                 F

The riverboat was rockin' in the rain 

Am               Em           D

Midnight was the time for the raid

G                           

Oh, Isabela, proud Isabela

Am

They tore you down and plowed you under

Bm                          C 

You're only real with your make-up on 

G                        D

How could I see you and stay too long



C                      F

All along the Navajo Trail

Am                    Em              D

Burn-outs stub their toes on garbage pails. 

C                             F

Waitresses are cryin' in the rain 

Am                    Em             D

Will their boyfriends pass this way again

G       

Oh, Mother Goose, she's on the skids 

Am

Sure ain't happy, neither are the kids

Bm                 C

She needs someone that she can scream at 

G                    D

And I'm such a heel for makin' her feel so bad

C                              F       

I guess I'll call it sickness gone 

Am                   Em              D

It's hard to say the meaning of this song

C                           F 

An ambulance can only go so fast    

Am                Em           D  

It's easy to get buried in the past 

C                           F    Am  Em  D

When you try to make a good thing last



Harmonica:  G  C  G  C  Am     G  C  G  C  Am



G

I saw today in the entertainment section 

Am

There's room at the top for private detection 

Bm              C

To Mom and Dad this just doesn't matter 

G                   D

But it's either that or pay off the kidnapper 

C                        F     

So all you critics sit alone 

Am                   Em                   D

You're no better than me for what you've shown 

C                           F

With your stomach pump and your hook and ladder dreams

Am               Em              D We could get

together for some scenes 



Harmonica:  G  C  G  C  Am  G  C  G  C  Am G             



Well, I'm up in T.O. keepin' jive alive 

And out on the corner it's half past five 

But the subways are empty

And so are the cafes        

Except for the Farmer's Market 

And I still can hear him say 



You're all just pissin' in the wind 

You don't know it but you are   

And there ain't nothin' like a friend 

Who can tell you you're just pissin' in the wind 



I never knew a man could tell so many lies 

He had a different story for every set of eyes 

How can he remember who he's talking to 

Cause I know it ain't me, and hope it isn't you