MISFITS - NEIL YOUNG
--------------------
from: OLD WAYS


1st version submitted by: Charlie Coombs (GUNGBG@aol.com)
2nd version submitted by: Chuck Singer (chuck@goofy.interface.com)

NOTE:
As recorded on the Old Ways album, it really is not a guitar song.  In fact,
I think the only instruments used are a standup bass, some strings, some odd
percussion, piano? and a bit of banjo.  And just what is that in between the
verses???  A human voice heavy on reverb???
Anyway, the following represents the chords that a guitarist could have used
to strum along with the song.  In some places it sounds cool to "walk" from
one chord to the next....

INTRO:   F

VERSE 1:
F          Bb          F
Up in that new space station
F      Bb          F
Living Kennedy's dream
F                      C
There was an automatic camera
C               F
Shooting elephantine

F         Bb         F
While the crew was relaxing
F          Bb       F
Before the video screen
F            Dm
Watching old reruns
Bb          C
Of Mohammed Ali

C            F   C   Bb
The voice of Houston calling
Bb
Brought them back to the scene
Bb
They said the sky is falling
Bb                    F
Do you know what that means?

VERSE 2:
Out on that Texas sidewalk
Through the hotel mezzanine
There walked a see-through hooker
To a suite with 2 T.V.s

But by the elevator
She began to sneeze
With an attack so uncontrollable
It brought her to her knees

And then the hotel doctor
With nurse and stethoscope
Announced the worst is over
But for her there is no hope

VERSE 3:
Way down in South Dakota
On the Needles highway
There's a lone red rider
On the road today

And though his war is over
He's fighting on anyway
Although he's seldom sober
He's drinking whiskey all day

Down in that old box canyon
Where only misfits can go
He rides with no companion
But saloon and rodeo

VERSE 1

END ON: F

-------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTE:
Someone had posted an accurate chord version of Misfits.  I 
performed this with *SR* member  Paul Gase for the Zain's Glasses 
upcoming tribute.  I made it a bit more guitarist friendly because as 
the previous poster stated, it's not really a guitar song.  

I tuned my guitar down a whole step and so I guess it's being 
played in C.

INTRO:   D D(sus 4) D

VERSE 1:
D           G         D D(sus 4) D
Up in that new space station
D         G        D D(sus 4) D
Living Kennedy's dream
D                            A A(sus 4) A
There was an automatic camera
A                      D D(sus 4) D
Shooting elephantine

D           G         D D(sus 4) D
While the crew was relaxing
D            G        D D (sus 4) D
Before the video screen
D              Bm / A G
Watching old reruns
G            A
Of Mohammed Ali

NO CHORD             G
The voice of Houston calling
G
Brought them back to the scene
G
They said the sky is falling
G                       D D(sus 4) D
Do you know what that means?

VERSE 2:
Out on that Texas sidewalk
Through the hotel mezzanine
There walked a see-through hooker
To a suite with 2 T.V.s

But by the elevator
She began to sneeze
With an attack so uncontrollable
It brought her to her knees

And then the hotel doctor
With nurse and stethoscope
Announced the worst is over
But for her there is no hope

VERSE 3:
Way down in South Dakota
On the Needles highway
There's a lone red rider
On the road today

And though his war is over
He's fighting on anyway
Although he's seldom sober
He's drinking whiskey all day

Down in that old box canyon
Where only misfits can go
He rides with no companion
But saloon and rodeo

VERSE 1

END ON : D