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Alan Jackson - Chasin' That Neon Rainbow


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


CHASIN' THAT NEON RAINBOW (Alan Jackson, Jim McBride)
performed by Alan Jackson on HERE IN THE REAL WORLD (1989)
transcribed by Mark Albert markalbert@pipeline.com

The times within the parenthesis denote the location of the
guitar riff on the CD. The tab is written out at the end.


INTRO
G (0:00)


VERSE 1
G
Daddy won a radio
C
He tuned it to a country show
      D
I was rockin' in the cradle
        C                D
To the cryin' of a steel guitar
G
Mama used to sing to me
    C
She taught me that sweet harmony
        D
Now she worries 'cause she never thought
     C                       G
I'd ever really take it this far
D
Singin' in the bars and


CHORUS 1
G
Chasin' that neon rainbow
C                      G
Livin' that honky tonk dream
G        D/F#  Em    (0:40)
All I've ever wanted
       A                    D   (0:43)
Was to pick this guitar and sing
C                 G        (0:47)
Just tryin' to be somebody
      C                  A   (0:49)
Just wanna be heard and seen
C             D   G   C
Chasin' that neon rainbow
   A           D         G
Livin' that honky tonk dream


CHORUS 1 TAG
(0:56)
C D G C A D G


VERSE 2
 G
An atlas and a coffeee cup
     C
Five pickers in an old Dodge truck
D
Headin' down to Houston
      C                D
For a show on Saturday night
      G
This overhead is killin' me
C
Half the time I sing for free
             D
But when the crowd's into it
        C                               G
Lord it makes this thing I'm doing seem right
D
Standin' in the spotlight


CHORUS 2
G
Chasin' that neon rainbow
C                      G
I'm livin' that honky tonk dream
G        D/F#  Em
All I've ever wanted
       A                    D   (1:42)
Was to pick this guitar and sing
C                 G        (1:46)
Just tryin' to be somebody
      C                  A   (1:49)
Just wanna be heard and seen
C             D   G   C
Chasin' that neon rainbow
   A           D         G
Livin' that honky tonk dream


CHORUS 2 TAG
E (1:57)

A
Daddy's got a radio
   D
He won it thirty years ago
         E
He said "Son I just know we're gonna
D                      E
Hear you singin' on it someday"
A
I made it up to Music Row
    D
But Lordy don't the wheels turn slow
         E
Still I wouldn't trade a minute
      D                          A
And I wouldn't have it any other way
E
Just show me to the stage


CHORUS 3 and CODA
A
Chasin' that neon rainbow
D                      A
Livin' that honky tonk dream
A        E/G#  F#m    (2:32)
All I've ever wanted
       B                    E   (2:36)
Was to pick this guitar and sing
D                 A        (2:40)
Just tryin' to be somebody
      D                  B   (2:42)
Just wanna be heard and seen
D             E   A   D
Chasin' that neon rainbow
   B           E        A   (2:50)
Livin' that honky tonk dream
        D           E    A   D
Oh I'm chasin' that neon rainbow
B           E          A    (2:56)
Livin' that honky tonk dream



                         *   *   *   *   *


CHORD CHART
|Intro |Verse 1 |Chorus 1 |Verse 2 |Chorus 2 |Verse 3 |Chorus 3 |
|Coda |

Intro:
|G |G |G |G |

Verse 1 and 2:
|G |G |C |C |D |C |D |D |G |G |C |C |D |C |G |D |

Chorus 1 and 2:
|G |G |C |G |G D/F# |Em |A |D |C |G |C |A |C D |G C |A D |G |

Chorus 1 tag:
|C D |G C |A D |G |G |

Chorus 2 tag:
|E |

Verse 3:
|A |A |D |D |E |D |E |E |A |A |D |D |E |D |A |E |

Chorus 3 and Coda:
|A |A |D |A |A E/G# |F#m |B |E |D |A |D |B |D E |A D |B E |A |
|D E |A D |B E |A |A |



GUITAR TAB

CD = 0:00 (Intro)
   ___________     ___________      ___________     ___________
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---3---3---3---2---3---3---3--|-2---3---3---3---2---3---3---3---|
   \/              \/               \/              \/
    H               H                H               H

   ___________     ___________      ___________     ___________
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------0-------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---3---3---3---2---3---3---3--|-2---3---3---3---2---3-----------|
   \/              \/               \/              \/
    H               H                H               H


RIFFS
CD = 0:40
                          _____
  |       |       |      |__|  |   |
  |       |       |      |  |  |   |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------2------(2)-------------|---------------------------------|
|------------\-/---------2-(3)-2-|-0-------------------------------|
|-0-----------T-----------\/-\/--|---------------------------------|
                           B  R



CD = 0:43
   ____     ___
  |_|  |   |   |   |      |        |
  | |  |   |   |   |      |        |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-2--0-----------0-------------|---------------------------------|
|--\/\/----2---0----------5------|-3-------------------------------|
|---P-P------------------/-------|---------------------------------|




CD = 0:47
          ___
  |      |   |   |       |         |
  |      |   |   |       |         |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------0-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------0---2-------5-------|-3-------------------------------|
|-3------------\/----------------|---------------------------------|
                H



CD = 0:49
    ___________     ___________
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--8-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-(9)--7---4--(6)--2-------2---0-|---------------------------------|
|----\/-----\/---------x-----\/--|---------------------------------|
|-----R------B----------------P--|-3-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|




CD = 0:56 (Chorus 1 tag)
   ____     ___     ___________            ____            ____
  |_|  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |      |    |   |      |    |
  | |  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |      |    |   |      |    |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-2--0-----------0-------------|-----------------------------0---|
|--\/\/----3---0-----------------|------------------------2--------|
|---P-P--------------------0---2-|-3------5----7---5---------------|
|----------------------3---------|----------\/---------------------|
                                             S

   _____   ___            \         ___________    ____     ___
  |_|_|_| |   |     |     /        |   |   |   |  |_|  |   |   |
  | | | | |   |     |     \        |   |   |   |  | |  |   |   |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-8-----------------------5-------|
|-2-3-2-0-2---0----(0)-----------|----(9)--7---6--5-3--0---5---3---|
|--\/\/\/-------\-/--------------|-------\/--------\/-\/-----------|
|---H-P-P--------T---------------|--------R---------P--P-----------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|


                                 ___________     ___________
  |     |     |           |\    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
  |     |     |     /|    |     |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|----|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|----|
|-------------------------3---|-0-----------0-----------------|----|
|-5----(5)---(5)------------\-|/----3---------------0---------|----|
|---\-/----\-/---------------P|---------5-------3-------1---2-|----|
|----T------T-----------------|---------------------------\/--|-3--|
                                                           H



CD = 1:42
   _____     ___            ___
  |__|  |   |   |   |      |   |   |
  |  |  |   |   |   |      |   |   |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------2------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2--4------3---2---0------------|---------------------------------|
|--\/--------\/------------0---2-|-3-------------------------------|
|---S---------P------------------|---------------------------------|




CD = 1:46
               ______     ______
     _        |__|   |   |__|   |    |
    |_|       |  |   |   |  |   |    |
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------0-------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------1--2-----------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------\/--------5-(6)--5--|-3-----------------------------|
|---------------S---------\/-\-/---|-------------------------------|
                           B  R



CD = 1:49
   ___     ____           ___
  |   |   |  |_|  |      |   |     |
  |   |   |  | |  |      |   |     |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-8------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-7--(9)--7--5-6---------5---7---|-5-------------------------------|
|--\/---------\/--7------5\-/7---|-5-------------------------------|
|---B----------H----------\-/----|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------S-----|---------------------------------|



CD = 1:57 (Chorus 2 tag)
   __            _____     ___            _______
  |  |   |      |_|   |   |   |   |      |__|    |    |
  |  |   |      | |   |   |   |   |      |  |    |    |
|-------------|-------------------------------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------------------------------|--------------|
|----0--(0)---|-------------------------------------|--------------|
|-2---\/------|-5-4---2-----------2-----------------|--------------|
|------T------|--\/-\/----4---2----------2-(3)---2--|-0------------|
|-------------|---P--P--------------------\/--\/----|--------------|
                                           B   R



CD = 2:32
                        ______
  |      |       |     |__|   |    |
  |      |       |     |  |   |    |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------4------(4)--------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------\-/--------4-(5)--4--|-2-------------------------------|
|-2----------T----------\/--\/---|---------------------------------|
                         B   R



CD = 2:36
   ___________     ___    ______
  |   |   |   |   |   |  |__|   |   |
  |   |   |   |   |   |  |  |   |   |
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-5---4---2-------2---4--2-(3)--2-|--------------------------------|
|--\-/--------4-----------\/--\/--|-5------------------------------|
|---S----------------------B---R--|--------------------------------|




CD = 2:40
               _________________
        _     |     |     |     |      |
       |_|    |     |     |     |      |
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------2----------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------2-----4-----------4----|-5---------------------------|
|---------------\-/------------------|-----------------------------|
                 S



CD = 2:42
          ___    ___
  |      |   |  |   |   |          |
  |      |   |  |   |   |          |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------4-------4--------|-7-------------------------------|
|-----------------------4---\---/|-7-------------------------------|
|-4-----(6)--x------6-------\---/|---------------------------------|
|----\-/----------------------S--|---------------------------------|
      B



CD = 2:50
   ___________     ___     _______
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |__|    |    |
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |  |    |    |
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------2-------2---4---2-(3)---2--|-----------------------------|
|-2---4-------4------------\/--\/----|-5---------------------------|
|---\/----------------------B---R----|-----------------------------|
     H



CD = 2:56
    \     ___     ___________       ___      _______
    /    |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |    |___|   |   |      |
    \    |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |    |   |   |   |      |
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------4---2---------------|-2-------------------------------|
|--------------\/----4---2--(4)--|-----4----2--(4)--2---0-----(0)--|
|---------------P---------\-/----|------------\/--\/------\-/------|
                           B                   B   R       T




TAB NOTES
B = bend to ()
H = hammer on
P = pull off
R = release bend from ()
S = slide
T = tied note to ()

                    \
                    /                  _
/|  = eighth rest,  \ = quarter rest, |_| = half rest



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