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‘Margery Dreams of Horses’ lyrics (demo)

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This song is often considered to be a prelude to “Another Horsedreamer’s Blues.” It’s on the Flying Demos CD.

I have hollow eyes haunting only to myself. Even so I can’t stop carving, scraping hollows in myself …


In the still water she lies down
Shaking through the press of sunlight
We rolled into Lexington
She shakes off the drop of daylight
Water beading up her chest
Bleeding down between her knees
Rivers in Kentucky flow
Between the bluegrass wavy seas

But oh, Margery
twists the knife once more inside of me
Breathless with anticipation
Baited reelers set their hooks

Tuck their heads beneath the high grass
and lie and wait beside the brooks
We’re infants pushing slowly through
Frustration leading back along
The alleys of a childhood
That will not release us willingly

But oh, Margery ..sticks the knife in while I couldn’t see (strait into me baby)
Dust me off and shut me down
and dream of where I haven’t been

Close the door inside my heart
Stuck in the south Atlantic wind
I have hollow eyes
haunting only to myself
Even so i can’t stop carving,
scraping hollows in myself I took the train from California
to the far side of the continent
Woke up in Kentucky
Where a wedding was about to end
I looked up at Anna
she turned back to look at me
It’s best to kill the ones that matter
render blind the ones who see
But oh, Margery
takes the blade and walks away from me
Oh, Margery
love like blood is pouring out of me
Oh, Margery
my heart won’t stop bleeding over me baby
Oh, I can’t shut it in
it’s got far too many doors to block the wind
Oh, I can’t shut it in

‘Another Horsedreamer’s Blues’

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Every race night is shot through with sunlight, trying to hit the big one one last time tonight …


Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:58:53 -0800
From: “Michael A. Mazur”
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, “Another Horsedreamer’s Blues”

Tab: “Another Horsedreamer’s Blues” Counting Crows

Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

Intro:
Wurlitzer arranged for guitar: (Play this three times)
|——————————————-|
|——————————–10———|
|–10–9——–9————10——10–9–|
|–0—0—–0—–10—–0————–0–|
|——————————————-|
|——————————————-|

|————————————————|
|———————8—–6–6–6—–8–8–8–|
|——–10–9—–9——–7–7–7—–9–9–9–|
|—–0–0——0——–0———–0———–|
|–0———————————————|
|————————————————|

Guitar 1, enters after first repeat of the wurlitzer, played twice:
|———–5—————————–|
|————–6————————–|
|–7—–7——–7—–7—–7——–7–|
|—–0——————–0—–7——–|
|———————————–5—–|
|—————————————–|

|———–5——————–8——–|
|————–6——————–8—–|
|–7—–7——–7—–7—–7——–9–|
|—–0——————–0————–|
|—————————————–|
|—————————————–|

Guitar 2, entering at the same time, played w/ slide
|———-|–5———-|——15~~~–15–|——15~~~–|
|–5/10\/–|—–5/10\/–|–15————-|–15———|
|———-|————-|—————–|————-|
|———-|————-|—————–|————-|
|———-|————-|—————–|————-|
|———-|————-|—————–|————-|

Verse: (chords played by wurlitzer and bass)
Dm C Dm C
Margery’s dreaming of the middle of the day
Dm C
Tiyuri to win
Bb C
Perfect Dozen to place

Fill 1 Fill 2
|——15~~~—–|-|——————————|
|–15————|-|——————————|
|—————-|-|——————————| guitar 1 plays
|—————-|-|——–8————-10——| these where
|—————-|-|–8/10—–10–10/12——12–| marked
|—————-|-|——————————|
* (w/ fill 1)
money is the matter that’s been on her mind
* (w/ fill 2)
time ticks by her one race at a a time

Chorus: Guitar 1 plays chords, guitar 2 plays the part below:
Bb C F Dm Bb C
|–6–3—–0——–|–1————–|——–1–0——–|
|——–3—–1—–|—–3———–|—–3——–1—–|
|—————–0–|——–2—–2–|–3————–0–|
|——————–|———–3—–|——————–|
|——————–|—————–|——————–|
|——————–|—————–|——————–|

Bb
|——6—–8——–|–10——–8——–|
|———6—–6—–|——6——–6—–|
|–/7————–7–|———7——–7–|
|———————|———————|
|———————|———————|
|———————|———————|

Bb C
She’s tryin’ to be a good girl
F Dm
And give ’em what they want
Bb C Bb
But Margery’s dreaming of horses

Lookin’ at a green sky
Sun like a red eye
Bright blue horses are the fortune she lives by
* (w/ fill 3)
She’s tired and lonely
Scared and depressed
Her visions of one day go racing the next

|———-|–5———-6——–8———|
|–5/10\/–|—–5/10\/—–8——–10—–|
|———-|——————-7———9–| Fill 3,
|———-|——————————–| guitar 2 (w slide)
|———-|——————————–|
|———-|——————————–|

She’s tryin’ to be a good girl
And give ’em what they want
But Margery’s dreaming of horses

Bridge:
Am Bb Am Gm Am Am
|–5–|———–0——–|———–0——–|–5–|
|–5–|———–1——–|———–1——–|–5–|
|–5–|——–3–2——–|———–2——–|–5–| Gtr 1
|–7–|—–3—–2——–|——–5–2——–|–7–|
|–0–|–1—————–|—–5————–|–0–|
|—–|——————–|–3—————–|—–|
| | | | |
| | | | |
|–5–|–6–6—–5–5—–|–6–6—–5–5—–|–5–|
|–5–|–3–3—–5–5—–|–8–8—–5–5—–|–5–|
|–5–|–3–3—–5–5—–|–7–7—–5–5—–|–5–| Gtr 2
|–7–|——————–|——————–|–7–| w/ wah
|–0–|——————–|——————–|–0–|
|—–|——————–|——————–|—–|

Am Bb Am Gm Am
Margie doesn’t say anything all the way home
Am
So afraid she’ll awake to find she’s all alone

Gm Am Bb C
|——————–|——————–|
|—————–1–|——–3——–1–|
|——–3—–2—–|—–3——–2—–| Both guitars repeat
|—–5————–|——————–| this, and continue
|———–0——–|–1——–3——–| over organ solo
|–3—————–|——————–|

Organ solo over Gm Am Bb C

Re-intro: The wurlitzer plays this, with slight variation, 8 times:
|—————-|
|—————-|
|—–10–10–9–| Wurlitzer figure 1
|–0–0—0—0–|
|—————-|
|—————-|

|——–5———–|
|—–6—–6——–|
|–7———–7—–| Guitar 1 plays this 4 times, starting on
|—————–0–| the fifth repeat in the wurlitzer part
|——————–|
|——————–|

|—–10–|—-13–|—-15–|
|—-x—-|—x—-|—x—-|
|—x—–|–x—–|–x—–| Guitar 2 plays this, with a lot of
|–x——|——–|——–| distortion and wah, starting on the
|———|——–|——–| fifth repeat in the wurlitzer part
|———|——–|——–|

Verse:
Margery’s wingspan’s all feathers and coke cans, and
TV dinners and letters she won’t send, and
* (w/ fill 1)
Every race night is shot through with sunlight
* (w/ fill 4)
Trying to hit the big one one last time tonight for…

|———|–8——–8/10–|
|—–10–|—–8———–|
|/10——|——–9——–| Fill 4, played by guitar 2
|———|—————–|
|———|—————–|
|———|—————–|

Bb C Bb C
Drunken fathers and stupid mothers and
Bb C Gm Am
Boys who can’t tell one girl from another

Bb C Gm Am
||—6–6—–8–8—||–3–3—–5–5—-|——-|
||—3–3—–5–5—||–3–3—–5–5—-|——-|
||*–3–3—–5–5–*||–3–3—–5–5—-|——-| Guitar 1
||*—————–*||——————-|——-|
||——————-||——————-|——-|
||——————-||——————-|——-|
|| || | |
||————5~~~—||—–5—–8–5–8/|10~~~–|
||————5~~~—||-/6—–6———-|——-|
||*———–5~~~–*||——————-|——-| Guitar 2 w/ slide
||*———–5~~~–*||——————-|——-|
||——————-||——————-|——-|
||——————-||——————-|——-|
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This measure repeated 3 times

(with Wurlitzer figure 1, 4 times)
So she takes her pills
Careful and round
* (w/ fill 3, second measure only)
One of these days she’s gonna
throw the whole bottle down

But she’s trying to be a good girl
And give ’em what they want
But Margery’s dreaming of…

Trying to be a good girl
And give ’em what they want
But Margery’s dreaming of horses

Wurlitzer and Guitar 1 play the intro again
|—–10~~–|
|—-x——|
|—x——-| Guitar 2 plays this, and then is tacet
|–x——–|
|———–|
|———–|

Finish with another organ solo, with both guitars playing the same
Gm Am Bb C progression they did the first time


Margery’s dreaming of the middle of the day
Tiyuri to win
Perfect Dozen to place
money is the matter that’s been on her mind
time ticks by her one race at a time

She’s tryin’ to be a good girl
And give ’em what they want
But Margery’s dreaming of horses

Lookin’ at a green sky
Sun like a red eye
Bright blue horses are the fortune she lives by
She’s tired and lonely
Scared and depressed
Her visions of one day go racing the next

She’s trying to be a good girl
And give ’em what they want
But Margery’s dreaming of horses

Margie doesn’t say anything all the way home
So afraid she’ll awake to find she’s all alone
Margery’s wingspan’s all feathers and coke cans, and
TV dinners and letters she won’t send, and
Every race night is shot through with sunlight
Trying to hit the big one one last time tonight for …
Drunken fathers and stupid mothers and
Boys who can’t tell one girl from another
So she takes her pills
Careful and round
One of these days she’s gonna throw the whole bottle down

But she’s trying to be a good girl
And give ’em what they want
But Margery’s dreaming of…
Trying to be a good girl
And give ’em what they want
But Margery’s dreaming of horses.