Lazy Lightning Chords

Lazy Lightning Chords

Postby reichorn » Sat May 13, 2017 5:18 pm

After quite some time screwing around with this tune, I've decided on the following chords. They differ considerably from the suggestions in earlier threads. I used Cornell '77 as my primary reference. I hope this proves helpful to other folks trying to figure this one out!

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7/4

CM7 ---> F(G)*
* = 3x321x

C              Em                ** Am7  C7  Am
Lazy lightnin', sleepy fire in your eyes,
                  F7        C
Is that desire in disguise?
                     Em  F G             G
I keep on tryin' but I       I can't get through
C             Em                         ** Am7   C7  Am
Lazy lightnin', I’d like to find the proper potion
                      F7      C
To kinda capture your emotion
                           Em F G             G        Am -->
You're right beside me but I      I can't get through

** = x05555, 8-10-8-9-8-8, x07555

        (Am - -
   You're a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Just a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Must admit you’re kinda frightening,
                         D9
   But you really get me high

Most invitin', when I hear your velvet thunder
You seem so near I start to wonder
Would you come closer if I, if I asked you to?

So excitin', way you're messin' with my reason
It's an obsession but it's pleasin'
Tell me your lie and I will swear, I'll swear it’s true

   You're a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Just a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Must admit you’re kinda frightening,
                       G
   Loop a loop of lazy lightnin',
                          D
   Rope of fire 'round my heart / (lightnin')
                      G
   Rope of fire ever tightening
                          D
   Rope of fire 'round my heart
                          Em - - / C - - - / G - - / F - C - / Am -->
   Come on, come on, lazy lightnin'

   Am
   You’re a loop of Lazy lightnin',
   Am  ---> INTRO -->  Solo over verse, chorus
   Whooo

Lazy lightnin', say you'll never strike the same place
I want a double dose in any case
I'd fly a kite if I thought, thought that would do

Crazy lightnin', way you always 'lectrified me,
Someday I know you'll satisfy me
And all that lightnin' will be my lightnin', too

My lightnin' too...  (repeat) -->  BASS BREAK -->  Supplication: D9 Jam -->

D - - - Fmaj7

(Whoo-hoo-hoo) Dizzy ain't the word for the way that you're makin' me feel now
(Whoo-hoo-hoo) I need some indication if all of this is real now
(Whoo-hoo-hoo) I've heard it said there could be something wrong in my head now
(Whoo-hoo-hoo) Could it be infatuation or am I just bein' mislead now?

Little bolt of inspiration, right beside me now
Sparkin' my imagination, gotta light me now
Causin' instant excitation, cause you're frightenin' now
Could be a hallucination, way you strike me now
Come to heed my supplication, got to have it now

(etc. / Bobby varies the lyrics here)

---------------------------------

INTRO

  CM7                    F(G)
E---------7--7-------10-----
B-------8------8------------
G-----9-----------9---------
D--10-----------------------
A---------------------------
E---------------------------

Bass Break

   D9
E---------------------------
B---------------------------
G-----------2-------2--5----
D-------3--------5----------
A--3^5----5-----------------
E---------------------------

... or do it this way for solo guitar:

(Hold xxx210 throughout)
E---------------------------
B----------------------1----
G-------------2--0--2-------
D----0--3--0----------------
A--3------------------------
E--------------------------
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Re: Lazy Lightning Chords

Postby reichorn » Sun May 14, 2017 5:39 pm

Sorry, use this one. My previous post included an inherited mistake (or infelicity) from earlier tabs, regarding the Intro lick.

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7/4

CM7 ---> F(G)*
* = 3x321x

C              Em                ** Am7  C7  Am
Lazy lightnin', sleepy fire in your eyes,
                  F7        C
Is that desire in disguise?
                     Em  F G             G
I keep on tryin' but I       I can't get through
C             Em                         ** Am7   C7  Am
Lazy lightnin', I’d like to find the proper potion
                      F7      C
To kinda capture your emotion
                           Em F G             G        Am -->
You're right beside me but I      I can't get through

** = x05555, 8-10-8-9-8-8, x07555

        (Am - -
   You're a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Just a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Must admit you’re kinda frightening,
                         D9
   But you really get me high

Most invitin', when I hear your velvet thunder
You seem so near I start to wonder
Would you come closer if I, if I asked you to?

So excitin', way you're messin' with my reason
It's an obsession but it's pleasin'
Tell me your lie and I will swear, I'll swear it’s true

   You're a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Just a loop of lazy lightnin',
   Must admit you’re kinda frightening,
                       G
   Loop a loop of lazy lightnin',
                          D
   Rope of fire 'round my heart / (lightnin')
                      G
   Rope of fire ever tightening
                          D
   Rope of fire 'round my heart
                          Em - - / C - - - / G - - / F - C - / Am -->
   Come on, come on, lazy lightnin'

   Am
   You’re a loop of Lazy lightnin',
   Am  ---> INTRO -->  Solo over verse, chorus
   Whooo

Lazy lightnin', say you'll never strike the same place
I want a double dose in any case
I'd fly a kite if I thought, thought that would do

Crazy lightnin', way you always 'lectrified me,
Someday I know you'll satisfy me
And all that lightnin' will be my lightnin', too

My lightnin' too...  (repeat) -->  BASS BREAK -->  Supplication: D9 Jam -->

D - - - - - - / FM7 - - - - - - /

(Whoo-hoo-hoo) Dizzy ain't the word for the way that you're makin' me feel now
(Whoo-hoo-hoo) I need some indication if all of this is real now
(Whoo-hoo-hoo) I've heard it said there could be something wrong in my head now
(Whoo-hoo-hoo) Could it be infatuation or am I just bein' mislead now?

Little bolt of inspiration, right beside me now
Sparkin' my imagination, gotta light me now
Causin' instant excitation, cause you're frightenin' now
Could be a hallucination, way you strike me now
Come to heed my supplication, got to have it now

(etc. / Bobby varies the lyrics here)

---------------------------------

INTRO

  CM7                     F(G)
E---------7--7--------10--------
B-------8------8----8-----------
G-----9----------9--------------
D--10---------------------------
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------

Bass Break

   D9
E---------------------------
B---------------------------
G-----------2-------2--5----
D-------3--------5----------
A--3^5----5-----------------
E---------------------------

... or do it this way for solo guitar:

(Hold xxx210 throughout)
E---------------------------
B----------------------1----
G-------------2--0--2-------
D----0--3--0----------------
A--3------------------------
E--------------------------
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Re: Lazy Lightning Chords

Postby brbadg » Mon May 15, 2017 2:52 pm

I'm not hearing that .I hear a Gsus7 barre chord at the 3rd fret after the CM7.
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Re: Lazy Lightning Chords

Postby lovetoboogie » Mon May 15, 2017 5:00 pm

Some good close-ups of both Weir and Garcia...

The above tab has several mistakes. Good for starters but to iron this tune out you can see Weir has alot of movement...

Definately has Gm7, C, Am7 hit's on the "....sleepy fire in your eyes..." part of the verse.

Then onwards to "Is that desire in disguise"....those hits are F7, C7...

Additionally, I don't hear the Am on ..."you're a loop of lazy lightning". Weir is Root/Fiving it at the 5th fret A and both Garcia and Godchaux are favoring the major 3rd and the Dom7th so that chord should be A7...

The intro phrase has a G triad tucked between that Cmaj7 and Fmaj9

Hope this helps!

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