SUGAR MOUNTAIN - NEIL YOUNG
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from: DECADE


Submitted by: Malc Brookes (malc@malbro.demon.co.uk)
(via HyperRust, http://HyperRust.org)

Notes about this song:

Intro tab was rewritten by Mike Campbell (MA.MJC@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU)
after some discussion on Rusted-Guitars.
I've had a go at both the Decade and Live Rust versions and what I've
come up with is the chords to the Decade version, plus a note about some of the 
variations in the Live Rust version.
In the Decade version the basic chords are pretty 
straight forward, but there are a lot of ad lib embellishments, 
especially to the G chord between chorus and verse. 
You need to listen to the track to get the feel for these as 
any attempt to tab them faithfully, IMO, would be pointless. 
Also Neil starts off using the Fadd9 chord but about halfway through changes
this to a straight F, but the Fadd9 reappears again at the end. This too
seems to have a slight ad lib feel to it.
The main differences in the Live Rust version are 
the alternative chords for every other chorus (see end of tab), 
the inclusion of harmonica solos and the absence of the intro/fill
section between choruses and verses. 
There are also far fewer ad lib embellishments, the main one 
being a C/G (3x2013) hammered on during the G chord between chorus and verse.
I also checked out the Live Aid version. It's a hybrid of the two and keeps
to Decade's structure but adds a couple of harmonica solos using the alternative
chords from Live Rust.

TUNING:
Standard, EADGBE, for the Live Rust version
Dropped,  DGCFAD, for the Decade version

CHORDS:
Dadd2add4 x54030	Fadd9     1x3213	C/G       3x2013

G
|----3-----3-3-3-|
|----0-----0-0-0-|
|----0-----0-0-0-|   (4 times)
|----0-----0-0-0-|
|----2-----2-2-2-|
|3---------3-3-3-|

Dadd2add4                         C
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0----------|
|----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----------|----1-----1-1-1-|----1----------|
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0----------|
|----4-----4-4-4-|0h4---------4---|----2-----2-2-2-|0h2-----0------|
|5---------5-5-5-|----------------|3---------3-3-3-|------------3--|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

G
|----3-------3---|----3-----------|----3-------3---|----3----------|
|----0-------0---|----0-----------|----0-------0---|----0----------|
|----0-------0---|----0-----------|----0-------0---|----0----------|
|----0-------0---|----0----0h2----|0---0-------0---|----0----------|
|----2-------2---|----2-----------|--------2---2---|----2-------2--|
|3-------3-------|3---------------|----------------|3-------3------|

Dadd2add4                         C
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0----------|
|----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----------|----1-----1-1-1-|----1----------|
|----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0-------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0---0h2----|
|----4-----4-4-4-|0h4---------4---|----2-----2-2-2-|0h2------------|
|5---------5-5-5-|----------------|3---------3-3-3-|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

G
|----3-----3-3-3-|----------------|----3-----3-3-3-|----3-----3-3-3|
|----0-----0-0-0-|----------------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----0-0-0|
|0---0-----0-0-0-|----------------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----0-0-0|
|----0-----0-0-0-|0h2-----0-------|----0-----0-0-0-|----0-----0-0-0|
|----2-----2-2-2-|----------2p0---|----2-----2-2-2-|----2-----2-2-2|
|----------3-3-3-|----------------|3---------3-3-3-|3---------3-3-3|

G             Fadd9
Oh to live on  Sugar Mountain
G                        Fadd9
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
G                   Fadd9
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm                                                   G
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
Dm                       G
You're leaving there too soon.
G            Fadd9                            G
It's so noisy at the fair but all your friends are there,
G              Fadd9                            G
And the candy floss you had, and your mother and your dad.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

FILL (see tab)

There's a girl just down the aisle, oh to turn and see her smile
You can hear the words she wrote, as you read a hidden note.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

FILL (see tab)

Now you're underneath the stairs and you're giving back some glares
To the people you once met and it's your first cigarette.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

Now you say you're leaving home 'cos you want to be alone
Ain't it funny how you feel when you're finding out it's real.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
You're leaving there too soon.

Oh to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon

Dadd2add4 C (see tab)
G    C/G  G  C/G G.


CHORUS VARIATION FROM LIVE RUST:
G/D xx0787
F/D xx0565

G/D           F/D
Oh to live on   Sugar Mountain
G/D                      F/D
With the barkers and the coloured balloons
G/D                 F/D
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Dm                                                   G
Though you're thinking that you're leaving there too soon
Dm                       G
You're leaving there too soon.