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Jimmy Olsen's Blues

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Jimmy Olsen's Blues

	  		 
Transcribed by Gary Chapman 
 
This is incomplete.  I also think I got some of my rhythm fig. numbers 
confused somewhere. 
 
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Key: 
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 /   = slide 
 x   = strike string 
(b)  = bend note 
(br) = bend note and release, returning to original note  
 
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Intro: 
------   D         C       G 
          
E -------10--------8-------7--7-------  (then: Rhythm fig. 1 
B -------10--------8-8--x--8--8----x--         Rhythm fig. 2 
G -9/11--------/9----9--x--7--7----x--         Rhythm fig. 3 
D ------------------------------------- 
A ------------------------------------- 
E ------------------------------------- 
 
 
(Rhythm fig. 1) 
                                     
E -------10--------8-------7--7-----7-7--9--9--9--9-- 
B -------10--------8-8--x--8--8--x--8-8--10-10-10-10- 
G -9/11--------/9----9--x--7--7--x--7-7--9--9--9--9-- 
D --------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------------------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
(Rhythm fig. 2) 
                                     
E -------10--------8-------7--7-----7---------------- 
B -------10--------8-8--x--8--8--x--8-x--10-10-10-10- 
G -9/11--------/9----9--x--7--7--x--7-x--9--9--9--9-- 
D --------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------------------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
(Rhythm fig. 3) 
 
E -------10--------8-------7--7-----7----8--8--8--8-- 
B -------10--------8-8--x--8--8--x--8-x--10-10-10-10- 
G -9/11--------/9----9--x--7--7--x--7-x--10-10-10-10- 
D --------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------------------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
 
Verse 1: 
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(play Rhythm fig. 2) 
I don't think I can handle this. 
 
 
(Rhythm fig. 4)                                     
E -------10--------8-------7--7-----7-------------------------10-- (continue 
B -------10--------8-8--x--8--8--x--8/------------------------10--  Rhythm 
G -9/11--------/9----9--x--7--7--x--7---------10-10-------^11-----  fig. 2) 
D --------------------------------------------10-10-----0--------- 
A --------------------------------------10^12-------10----------- 
E ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
      A  cloudy day  in Metropolis. 
 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 2) 
I think I'll talk to my analyst. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 1) 
I've got it so bad for this little journalist. 
 
 
E -------10--------8-------7--7/-------------x-x--17- 
B -------10--------8-8--x--8--8/-------------x-x--18- 
G -9/11--------/9----9--x--7--7/-------------x-x--17- 
D ---------------------------------------------------- 
A ---------------------------------------------------- 
 
It   drives me up the wall and through the roof. 
 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 4) 
Lois and Clarke in a telephone booth. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 2) 
I think I'm going out of my brain. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 1) 
I've got it so bad for little Miss Lois Lane.  Oh... 
 
 
Chorus: 
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(Rhythm fig. 5) 
E ----------------------------------------------------- 
B ----------------------------------------------------- 
G ------7---------5------5------4-------4-----4-4--5~-- 
D ------7---------5------5------5-------5-----5-5--5~-- 
A -7^9~------/7---------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------- 
 
        Lois Lane please put me in your plan. 
 
 
(Rhythm fig. 6) 
E ------------------------------------------------------- 
B ------------------------------------------------------- 
G ------7---------5---5-----4--4----4---------10-10------ 
D ------7---------5---5-----5--5----5---------10-10------ 
A -7^9~------/7------------------------10^12--------10~- 
E ------------------------------------------------------- 
 
   Yeah Lois Lane you don't need no Superman. 
 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 5) 
Come downtown and stay with me tonight. 
 
 
(Rhythm fig. 7) 
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B -------------------------------------------10(br)12------------------- 
G ------7-------5---5------------10-------10-10(br)12------------------- 
D ------7-------5---5---------------10^12--------------12-10^12-12(br)15 
A -7^9~------/7------------10^12---------------------------------------- 
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
  I    got a pocket full of                       Kryptonite. 
 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 3) 
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite. 
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite. 
 
 
Bridge #1:   
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This is arranged in for two guitars. 
 
E ---------0--------0--------------0--------0--------------0--------0------- 
B ------10---10--------8--------8-----8--------6--------7-----7--------5---- 
G --/11----------9--------9--7-----------5--------5--7-----------5--------5- 
D -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
G ----7----------5-----------4---------------------------------------------- 
D ---------------------------------------7-----------7-----------5---------- 
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
E -----0-----------0--------------0--------0--------------0--------0-------- 
B --------3-----------5--------10---10--------8--------8-----8--------6----- 
G --4--------4--6--------6--11----------9--------9--7-----------5--------5-- 
D -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
G -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
D --4-----------2----------------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------5-----------3-----------2----------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------------------5----------- 
 
                Ha ha ha ha 
 
 
E -------0--------0-----------0-----------0---------- 
B ----7-----7--------5-----------3-----------5------- 
G -7-----------5--------5--4--------4--6--------6---- 
D --------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------------------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
B --------------------------------------------------- 
G --------------------------------------------------- 
D -5------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------------------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
Verse 2: 
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(play Rhythm fig. 2) 
He's leaping buildings in a single bound. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 4) 
I'm reading Shakespeare in my place downtown. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 2) 
Come on down town and make love to me. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 1) 
I'm Jimmy Olson not a titan, you see. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 3) 
He's faster than a bullet, stronger than a train. 
 
(play RHythm fig. 4) 
He's the one who got lucky, got his cape around Miss Lois Lane. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 2) 
I can't believe my dilemna is real. 
 
(play Rhythm fig. 3) 
I'm competing with the man of steel. 
 
Chorus: 
 
Bridge #2: 
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E ---------0--------0--------------0--------0--------------0--------0------- 
B ------10---10--------8--------8-----8--------6--------7-----7--------5---- 
G --/11----------9--------9--7-----------5--------5--7-----------5--------5- 
D -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
G ----7----------5-----------4---------------------------------------------- 
D ---------------------------------------7-----------7-----------5---------- 
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
                                            hey hey 
                                            hey hey 
 
 
E -----0-----------0--------------0--------0--------------0--------0-------- 
B --------3-----------5--------7-----7--------5--------3-----3--------1----- 
G --4--------4--6--------6--7-----------5--------5--4-----------2--------2-- 
D -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
           
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
B -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
G -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
D --4-----------2----------------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------5-----------3-----------2----------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------------------5----------- 
 
                Oh Miss   
                Lois Lane 
 
 
E ---------0---------0-----------0-----------0------- 
B -----10-----10--------8-----------8-----------6---- 
G -11-------------9--------9--7--------7--5--------5- 
D --------------------------------------------------- 
A --------------------------------------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
                        
E --------------------------------------------------- 
B --------------------------------------------------- 
G --------------------------------------------------- 
D -7--------------5-----------4---------------------- 
A --------------------------------------------------- 
E --------------------------------------------------- 
  
                                          Got a pocket 
                                          full of... 
 
Solo:  (about 7 seconds worth) 
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E ----------------------------------------------------- 
B ----7(b)8~--7(br)8-5---5-7----7(b)8-7-5---5---------- 
G ---------------------7------------------7---5(b)6---- 
D --------------------------------------------------7~- 
A ----------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------- 
 
Play verse 1 again. 
 
Play through "I've got a pocket full of Kryptonite" a few times, 
just playing through D, Cadd9 and G chords, letting the notes ring.   
Add the occasional blues run.  
 
Very end of song: 
 
E -----3---5~--- 
B -3---3---5~--- 
G -4---5---7~---              (or something like it) 
D -5---5---7~--- 
A -5---3---3~--- 
E -3------------ 
 
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Contribuição: Rodrigo Bini([email protected]) 

		  

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