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Conrad
Lyrics transcribed by: Jeff Glanz
Daniel Gold
John B Obrien
Thomas Edward Archie JR
Music transcribed by: Scott Holcomb
Main Riff:
   E                 D    A
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-------------------/2-2--2-2--|
|-2-2--2-2--2-2--2--/4-4--2-2--|
|-2-2--4-4--2-2--4--/5-5--4-4--|
|-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-------------|

Mike's little solo riff:
|------------------------------------------|
|------h-----------------------------------|
|-9-9-9^7---7--h--------------------improv.|
|---------9---9^7----7---h-------------etc.|
|-----------------10---10^7----7-7---------|
|---------------------------10-------------|

E                      D              A
Conrad the Caterpillar thought he was really killer,
E                        D        A
Couldn't wait to build a cocoon (original lyrics)
  or
E                               D       A
Couldn't wait to buy blue suede shoes (recent lyrics)
E                         D             A
Spent all his days eatin' leaves in the shade
    E                          D     A
And stayed when the night set, too.
E                      D               A
Conrad the Caterpillar knew life would be a thriller
E                       D     A
Soon as the threads was spun
B
Wouldn't stop to play in the Caterpillar Games
         D                    A
Till his own webbing game was done.

          E         D      A       E       D  A
He said, "No, no, I got no time to play,
      E
Got a thousand little legs
           D          A        E      D  A
That don't get me too far in a day,
    E        D     A            E        D  A
I'm leaving, looks like I can't stay."

B  B  D  A

(Main Riff and short Mikey solo)

Verse 2:
That little pillar he found him a willow
Spun in with a craftsmans weave
Wound so tightly to protect him from the light
And all shapes of water that drop from the leaves
Conrad the Caterpillar knew he would be a chiller
And he wound it tighter some more
Wound it so wide and the ends of his legs got sore.

He said, "No, now I can't feel my feet
Just when I thought
It was time to take a stroll on down the street
I'm leaving, looks like I can't leave
What do you know?
What's all this moving around with inside me?

Bridge 1:
   C            D   C
|-----------------|----------------|
|--5--5-5-5-5-5-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|.-5--5-5-5-5-5-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-.|
|.-5--5-5-5-5-5-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-.|
|--3--2-3-2-3-2-5-|-3-2-3-2-3-2-3--|
|-----------------|----------------|

  Bb
|------------------------------------------------|
|-3-3-3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3--|
|-3-3-3---3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3---|
|-3-3-3--3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3----|
|-1-1-1-1----1----1----1----1----1----1----1-----|
|------------------------------------------------|

   D     C  G
|-----------3--|
|--7--7--5--3--|
|.-7--7--5--4-.|
|.-7--7--5--5-.|
|--5--4--3--5--|
|-----------3--|

4th time through, play this instead of the above two staves:
  Bb
|------------------------------------------------|
|-3-3-3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3--|
|-3-3-3---3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3---|
|-3-3-3--3----3----3----3----3----3----3----3----|
|-1-1-1-1----1----1----1----1----1----1----1-----|
|------------------------------------------------|

   E
|--0-----------|
|--0-----------|
|.-1----------.|
|.-2----------.|
|--2-----------|
|--0-----------|

(Repeat Bridge 1)

Bridge 2:
|--------12--------------12-------------7-------|
|-----12----12--------12----12-------10---10----|
|.-12----------12--11----------11--9---------9--|
|.----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

|------7----------7----------7------0--|
|----8---8------5---5------5---5----0--|
|--9-------9--6-------6--5-------5--1-.|
|-----------------------------------2-.|
|-----------------------------------2--|
|-----------------------------------0--|

Verse 3:
What kind of 'piller could touch the world of a miller
Chopping trees to build a new store
Nobody sees a lonely bump on the tree
Except a lump who's crying for more
Conrad the Caterpillar knew life would be a chiller
As he wound it tighter some more
Anybody stands in the caterpillar's place
Is moving in a standing run

Bridge 3:
|---------------|
|---------------|
|--4----3----1--|  slide a root position
|--5----4----2--|  E chord down the neck
|--5----4----2--|
|--0----0----0--|
   G    F#   E

          G                  F#                E
He said, "No brother, I just need some room to fly,
        G             F#                   E
I spent all of my days just trying to keep dry
G                      F#  E
Oh I'd take a waterfall       or a drop from my eye
            G
I can't see nothin' from here anyway,
F#                               E
   I might as well make room and try

Jam on the Bridge 3 groove for about 16 measures.

Step down (not sure of the actual steps) to an E.

(Main Riff and longer Mikey solo with a faster rhythm)

Finale:
   E                 D      A       E      D  A
Oh no, I just need a little room to play
      E
Got a thousand little wings and I'm gonna
D        A     E     D  A
Use them all today
    E           D          A       E       D  A
I'm leaving, it looks like I gotta stay.

B  B  D  A


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last updated:8/8/1998

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