Red Right Hand chords

Nick Cave (and the Bad Seeds)

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Chord sequence: (two bars of each) B B E B F# E B B crd lyr B Take a little walk to the edge of town, go across the tracks B Where the viaduct looms like a bird of doom, as it shifts and cracks E Where secrets lie in the border fires, in the humming wires, Hey man, you know you're never coming back B Past the square, past the bridge, past the mills, past the stacks F# On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man E In a dusty black coat with a red right hand B B B He'll wrap you in his arms, tell you that you've been a good boy B He'll rekindle all the dreams it took you a lifetime to destroy E He'll reach deep into the hole, heal your shrinking soul, But there won't be a single thing that you can do B He's a ghost, he's a god, he's a man, he's a guru F# They're whispering his name through this disappearing land E But hidden in his coat is a red right hand B B B You don't own no money? He'll get you some B You don't have no car? He'll get you one E You don't have no self respect, you feel like an insect, Well don't you worry buddy cause here he comes B Through the ghetto and the barrio and the bowery and the slum F# A shadow is cast wherever he stands E Stacks of green paper in his red right hand B Solo #1 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------------------------------------ D --4-----------2-4-2---0-2-0-----0--------------------------------- A ------------------------------4---4-----0-------2----------------- E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play the above four times (once each over chords B,B,E,B) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G --2-----------0-2-2---0-2---------0------------------------------- D ------------------------------4---------------4---2---4-2-0---2--- A ------------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play this once over F# chord 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------------------------------------ D --4-----------2-4-2---0-2-0-----0--------------------------------- A ------------------------------4---4-----0-------2----------------- E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play this once over B chord Crd: B B G B B G 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------8-------------------------------8--------------- G --4-----4---------7---------------4-----4---------7--------------- D --4-----4---------5---------------4-----4---------5--------------- A --2-----2-------------------------2-----2------------------------- E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play this twice over chords written above... (BBG,BBG) crd lyr B You'll see him in your nightmares, you'll see him in your dreams B He'll appear out of nowhere but he aint what he seems E You'll see him in your head, on the TV screen And hey buddy, I'm warning you to turn it off B He's a ghost, he's a god, he's a man, he's a guru F# You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan E Designed and directed by his Red Right Hand B Solo #2 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------------------------------------ D --4-----------2-4-2---0-2-0-----0--------------------------------- A ------------------------------4---4-----0-------2----------------- E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play the above three times (once each over chords B,B,E) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------------------------------------ D --4-----------2-4-2---0-2-0-----0-------------------------0---2--- A ------------------------------4---4-----0-------2-----4----------- E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play this once over B chord 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G --2-----------2-0-----2-0---------0-----------0-------0----------- D ------------------4-------4-0-2-4---------------4-2-0---4-2-0-2-0- A ------------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play this once over F# chord 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------------------------------------ D --4-----------2-4-2---0-2-0-----0--------------------------------- A ------------------------------4---4-----0-------2----------------- E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play this once over B chord Crd: B B G B B G 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E ------------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------8-------------------------------8--------------- G --4-----4---------7---------------4-----4---------7--------------- D --4-----4---------5---------------4-----4---------5--------------- A --2-----2-------------------------2-----2------------------------- E ------------------------------------------------------------------ Play this three times over chords written above... (BBG,BBG) then finish on a B: E ----- B ----- G --4-- D --4-- A --2-- E ----- -- Greg O'Beirne email-removed