Big Red

By Frank Black

From the album Teenager of the Year



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           --------7----5-5-----7----5-5---
           --------7----5-5-----7----5-5---
           -----7-------5-5-----7----5-5---
           ---5-------x-----3-/-5--x-3-3---
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Note sometimes the riff takes 6 beats and others it
takes 8 - you'll have to listen for the 6/8 sound.

Verse:
D                 C               D     C  
   Have you       heard about the big   red ?
   They even      bought a     beebread rig
   To help the    flowers in      mean  space 
   They're trying to make that    place green

G                      F 
    Hope the bees will take away the storm
D C D C
D C D C
G                      F
   Hope the trees will take away the storm
D C D C
D C D C

F                      Dmin
   Don't know how this whole thing started 
Bb                       G
   There was a crowd and then we parted
F                     Dmin
   Don't know if I'll ever go back
Bb                   G 
   It's a long way a-cross all of this black

F                  Bb             G        Dm
   Here I am in my bucket today     In the middle
   Here I am in my bucket today     In the middle

D C D C (pause)
(w / solo)
D C D C  (times 4)


D                C            D     C
   They got a    mule they    call  Sal
   Bull-dozing   up        ca-nal   walls
   They're gonna tap that ice-cap   too
(no guitar)                                    G
When they do they're gonna make that green map blue

G                  F                    D C D C D C D C 
    The weather is finally getting warm
G                  F                    D C D C D C D C
And the weather is really getting warm

F                       Dmin
    Don't know how this whole thing started
Bb                        G
    There was a cloud and then it parted
F                      Dmin
    Don't know if I'll ever go back 
Bb                           G
    That's how I felt when I left that tarmac 

F                  Bb             G        Dmin
   Here i am in my bucket today     In the middle
   Here i am in my bucket today     In the middle
   hoo hoo hoo     hoo ho ho ho ho
   hoo hoo hoo     hoo ho ho ho ho       ba ba ba bum

D C D C (pause)
    D C