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Did You Know? Thrasher according to Neil Young was about his experiences with Crosby Stills & Nash. It's also about a piece of farming machinery. 

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  Yellow Pick (White Pick when played with the bouncer rhythm)

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django Chords)

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Thrasher Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

Django Chords:  

(Capo: fret 2)

Django C Chord

Django F Chord

Django A Chord

Django G Chord

Django D Chord

& Django G/B Chord:

x20033

Strumming:

"Bouncer:

|D    D U D    D U  |


Key: Without capo C with D


Tempo: 121bpm


Intro -

||C - - |C - - |F - - |C G - |

 |C - G/B - |A G - |F - - |G - - || x2


Verse 1 -

||C - - |C - - |F - - |C G - |

 |C - G/B - |A G - |F - - |G - - || x2

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |F - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |A C - |

 |D - - |D - - |G - - |G - - |


They were (C)hiding behind (C)hay bales
They were (F)planting in the (C)full moon (G)
They had (C)given (G/B)all they (A)had for (G)something (F)new (G)
But the (C)light of day was (C)on them
They could (F)see the thrashers (C)coming (G)
And the (C)water (G/B)shone like (A)diamonds (G) in the (F)dew (G)


(F) And I was just (G)getting up, hit the (C)road before it's (F)light
(F) Trying to catch an (G)hour on the (C)sun (C)
When I (F)saw those thrashers (G)rolling by
Looking (C)more than two lanes (A)wide (C)
I was (D)feelin' like my (D)day had just (G)begun (G)


Verse 2 -

||C - - |C - - |F - - |C G - |

 |C G/B - |A G - |F - - |G - - || x2

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |F - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |A C - |

 |D - - |D - - |G - - |G - - |


Where the (C)eagle glides (C)descending
There's an
(F)ancient river (C)bending (G)
Down the
(C)timeless (G/B)gorge of (A)changes (G)
Where
(F)sleeplessness awaits (G)
I
(C)searched out my (C)companions
Who were
(F)lost in crystal (C)canyons (G)
When the
(C)aimless (G/B)blade of (A)science
(G)Slashed the (F)pearly gates (G)

It was (F)then I knew I'd (G)had enough
Burned my
(C)credit card for (F)fuel
(F) Headed out to where the (G)pavement turns to (C)sand (C)
With a
(F)one-way ticket to the (G)land of truth
And my
(C)suitcase in my (A)hand (C)
How I
(D)lost my friends I (D)still don't (G)understand (G)

 

Verse 3 -

||C - - |C - - |F - - |C G - |

 |C G/B - |A G - |F - - |G - - || x2

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |F - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |A C - |

 |D - - |D - - |G - - |G - - |


(C)They had the best se(C)lection
They were (F)poisoned with (C)protection (G)
There was (C)nothing (G/B)that they needed (A) (G)
(F)Nothing left to find (G)
They were (C)lost in rock for(C)mations 
Or be(F)came park bench mu(C)tations (G)
On the (C)sidewalks and (G/B)in the (A)stations (G)
They were (F)waiting, (G)waiting

(F) So I got bored and (G)left them there,
They were (C)just deadweight to (F)me
(F) Better down the (G)road without that (C)load (C)
(F) Brings back the time when (G)I was eight or nine
I was (C)watchin' my mama's (A)T.V. (C)
It was that (D)great Grand Canyon (D)rescue epi(G)sode (G)


Verse 4 -

||C - - |C - - |F - - |C G - |

 |C G/B - |A G - |F - - |G - - || x2

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |F - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |A C - |

 |D - - |D - - |G - - |G - - |


Where the (C)vulture glides des(C)cending
On an (F)asphalt highway (C)bending (G)
Through (C)libraries (G/B)and mus(A)eums (G) (F)galaxies and (G)stars
Down the (C)windy halls of (C)friendship
To the (F)rose clipped by the (C)bullwhip (G)
The mo(C)tel of (G/B)lost com(A)panions 
(G)Waits with (F)heated pool and (G)bar

(F) But me I'm not (G)stopping there
Got my (C)own row left to (F)hoe
(F) Just another (G)line in the field of (C)time (C)
(F) When the thrashers comes, (G)I'll be stuck in the sun
Like the (C)dinosaurs in (A)shrines (C)
But I'll (D)know the time has (D)come
To give what's (G)mine (G)


Verse 5 (instrumental) -

 |C - - |C - - |F - - |C G - |

 |C - G/B - |A G - |F - - |G - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |F - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F - - |G - - |C - - |A C - |

 |D - - |D - - |G - - |G - - |


Final Chord Strum: C

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Yellow Pick Level

Thrasher Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

Open Chords:  

(Capo: fret 2)

Am & C Chords

Plus F∆7: xx3210

Dm: xx0231

C/B: x20010

and Gadd4: 320010


Key: Without capo C with D

Strumming:

"Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U  |


For bars with 2 chords-

"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U  |


Tempo: 121bpm



Intro -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C Gadd4 - |

 |C - C/B - |Am Gadd4 - |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - || x2


Verse 1 -

||C - - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C Gadd4 - |

 |C - C/B - |Am Gadd4 - |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - - |Gadd4 - - |Gadd4 - - |


They were (C)hiding behind (C)hay bales
They were (F∆7)planting in the (C)full moon (Gadd4)
They had (C)given (C/B)all they (Am)had for (Gadd4)something (F∆7)new (Gadd4)
But the (C)light of day was (C)on them
They could (F∆7)see the thrashers (C)coming (Gadd4)
And the (C)water (C/B)shone like (Am)diamonds (Gadd4) in the (F∆7)dew (Gadd4)


(F∆7) And I was just (Gadd4)getting up, hit the (C)road before it's (F∆7)light
(F∆7) Trying to catch an (Gadd4)hour on the (C)sun (C)
When I (F∆7)saw those thrashers (Gadd4)rolling by,
Looking (C)more than two lanes (Am)wide (C)
I was (Dm)feelin' like my (Dm)day had just (Gadd4)begun (Gadd4)


Verse 2 -

||C - - |C - |F∆7 - - |C Gadd4 - |

 |C - C/B - |Am Gadd4 - |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |Gadd4 - - |Gadd4 - - |


Where the (C)eagle glides (C)descending
There's an (F∆7)ancient river (C)bending (Gadd4)
Down the (C)timeless (C/B)gorge of (Am)changes (Gadd4)
Where (F∆7)sleeplessness awaits (Gadd4)
I (C)searched out my (C)companions
Who were (F∆7)lost in crystal (C)canyons (Gadd4)
When the (C)aimless (C/B)blade of (Am)science
(Gadd4)Slashed the (F∆7)pearly gates (Gadd4)

It was (F∆7)then I knew I'd (Gadd4)had enough
Burned my (C)credit card for (F∆7)fuel
(F∆7) Headed out to where the (Gadd4)pavement turns to (C)sand (C)
With a (F∆7)one-way ticket to the (Gadd4)land of truth
And my (C)suitcase in my (Am)hand (C)
How I (Dm)lost my friends I (Dm)still don't (Gadd4)understand (Gadd4)

 


Verse 3 -

||C - - |C - |F∆7 - - |C Gadd4 - |

 |C - C/B - |Am Gadd4 - |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |Gadd4 - - |Gadd4 - - |


(C)They had the best se(C)lection
They were (F∆7)poisoned with (C)protection (Gadd4)
There was (C)nothing (C/B)that they needed (Am) (Gadd4)
(F∆7)Nothing left to find (Gadd4)
They were (C)lost in rock for(C)mations 
Or be(F∆7)came park bench mu(C)tations (Gadd4)
On the (C)sidewalks and (C/B)in the (Am)stations (Gadd4)
They were (F∆7)waiting, (Gadd4)waiting

(F∆7) So I got bored and (Gadd4)left them there,
They were (C)just deadweight to (F∆7)me
(F∆7) Better down the (Gadd4)road without that (C)load (C)
(F∆7) Brings back the time when (Gadd4)I was eight or nine
I was (C)watchin' my mama's (Am)T.V. (C)
It was that (Dm)great Grand Canyon (Dm)rescue epi(Gadd4)sode (Gadd4)


Verse 4 -

||C - - |C - |F∆7 - - |C Gadd4 - |

 |C - C/B - |Am Gadd4 - |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |Gadd4 - - |Gadd4 - - |


Where the (C)vulture glides des(C)cending
On an (F∆7)asphalt highway (C)bending (Gadd4)
Through (C)libraries (C/B)and mus(Am)eums (Gadd4) (F∆7)galaxies and (Gadd4)stars
Down the (C)windy halls of (C)friendship
To the (F∆7)rose clipped by the (C)bullwhip (Gadd4)
The mo(C)tel of (C/B)lost com(Am)panions 
(Gadd4)Waits with (F∆7)heated pool and (Gadd4)bar

(F∆7) But me I'm not (Gadd4)stopping there
Got my (C)own row left to (F∆7)hoe
(F∆7) Just another (Gadd4)line in the field of (C)time (C)
(F∆7) When the thrashers comes, (Gadd4)I'll be stuck in the sun
Like the (C)dinosaurs in (Am)shrines (C)
But I'll (Dm)know the time has (Dm)come
To give what's (Gadd4)mine (Gadd4)


Verse 5 (instrumental) -

 |C - - |C - |F∆7 - - |C Gadd4 - |

 |C - C/B - |Am Gadd4 - |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |Gadd4 -  - - |C - - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |Gadd4 - - |Gadd4 - - |

Final Chord Strum: C

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Thrasher Chords And Strumming, Neil Young - Version 1

Open Chords:  

(Capo: fret 2)

Am, C & G Chords

Plus F∆7: xx3210

Dm: xx0231

C/B: x20010

C/G: 3x2010

C∆7: x32000


Key: Without capo C with D

Strumming:

"Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U  |


For bars with 2 chords-

"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U  |


Tempo: 121bpm



Intro -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2


Verse 1 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - - |G - - |G - - |

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They were (C)hiding behind (C)hay bales
They were (F∆7)planting in the (C)full moon (C/G)
They had (C)given (C/B)all they (Am)had for (C/G)something (F∆7)new (G)
But the (C)light of day was (C)on them
They could (F∆7)see the thrashers (C)coming (C/G)
And the (C)water (C/B)shone like (Am)diamonds (C/G) in the (F∆7)dew (G)


(F∆7) And I was just (G)getting up, hit the (C)road before it's (F∆7)light
(F∆7) Trying to catch an (G)hour on the (C)sun (C)
When I (F∆7)saw those thrashers (G)rolling by,
Looking (C)more than (C∆7)two lanes (Am)wide (C)
I was (Dm)feelin' like my (Dm)day had just (G)begun (G)


Verse 2 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |


Where the (C)eagle glides (C)descending
There's an (F∆7)ancient river (C)bending (C/G)
Down the (C)timeless (C/B)gorge of (Am)changes (C/G)
Where (F∆7)sleeplessness awaits (G)
(C)searched out my (C)companions
Who were (F∆7)lost in crystal (C)canyons (C/G)
When the (C)aimless (C/B)blade of (Am)science 
(C/G)Slashed the (F∆7)pearly gates (G)

It was (F∆7)then I knew I'd (G)had enough
Burned my (C)credit card for (F∆7)fuel
(F∆7) Headed out to where the (G)pavement turns to (C)sand (C)
With a (F∆7)one-way ticket to the (G)land of truth
And my (C)suitcase (C∆7)in my (Am)hand (C)
How I (Dm)lost my friends I (Dm)still don't (G)understand (G)

 


Verse 3 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |


(C)They had the best se(C)lection
They were (F∆7)poisoned with (C)protection (C/G)
There was (C)nothing (C/B)that they needed (Am) (C/G)
(F∆7)Nothing left to find (G)
They were (C)lost in rock for(C)mations 
Or be(F∆7)came park bench mu(C)tations (C/G)
On the (C)sidewalks and (C/B)in the (Am)stations (C/G)
They were (F∆7)waiting, (G)waiting

(F∆7) So I got bored and (G)left them there,
They were (C)just deadweight to (F∆7)me
(F∆7) Better down the (G)road without that (C)load (C)
(F∆7) Brings back the time when (G)I was eight or nine
I was (C)watchin' my (C∆7)mama's (Am)T.V. (C)
It was that (Dm)great Grand Canyon (Dm)rescue epi(G)sode (G)


Verse 4 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |


Where the (C)vulture glides des(C)cending
On an (F∆7)asphalt highway (C)bending (C/G)
Through (C)libraries (C/B)and mus(Am)eums (C/G) (F∆7)galaxies and (G)stars
Down the (C)windy halls of (C)friendship
To the (F∆7)rose clipped by the (C)bullwhip (C/G)
The mo(C)tel of (C/B)lost com(Am)panions 
(C/G)Waits with (F∆7)heated pool and (G)bar

(F∆7) But me I'm not (G)stopping there
Got my (C)own row left to (F∆7)hoe
(F∆7) Just another (G)line in the field of (C)time (C)
(F∆7) When the thrashers comes, (G)I'll be stuck in the sun
Like the (C)dino(C∆7)saurs in (Am)shrines (C)
But I'll (Dm)know the time has (Dm)come
To give what's (G)mine (G)


Verse 5 (instrumental) -

 |C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |

Final Chord Strum: C

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Thrasher Chords And Strumming, Neil Young - Full

Open Chords:  

(Capo: fret 2)

Am, C & G Chords

Plus F∆7: xx3210

Dm: xx0231

C/B: x20010

C/G: 3x2010

C∆7: x32000


Key: Without capo C with D

Strumming:

"Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U  |


For bars with 2 chords-

"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U  |


Tempo: 121bpm



Intro -

​​

Verse 1 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - - |G - - |G - - |


They were (C)hiding behind (C)hay bales
They were (F∆7)planting in the (C)full moon (C/G)
They had (C)given (C/B)all they (Am)had for (C/G)something (F∆7)new (G)
But the (C)light of day was (C)on them
They could (F∆7)see the thrashers (C)coming (C/G)
And the (C)water (C/B)shone like (Am)diamonds (C/G) in the (F∆7)dew (G)


(F∆7) And I was just (G)getting up, hit the (C)road before it's (F∆7)light
(F∆7) Trying to catch an (G)hour on the (C)sun (C)
When I (F∆7)saw those thrashers (G)rolling by,
Looking (C)more than (C∆7)two lanes (Am)wide (C)
I was (Dm)feelin' like my (Dm)day had just (G)begun (G)


Verse 2 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |


Where the (C)eagle glides (C)descending
There's an (F∆7)ancient river (C)bending (C/G)
Down the (C)timeless (C/B)gorge of (Am)changes (C/G)
Where (F∆7)sleeplessness awaits (G)
I (C)searched out my (C)companions
Who were (F∆7)lost in crystal (C)canyons (C/G)
When the (C)aimless (C/B)blade of (Am)science
(C/G)Slashed the (F∆7)pearly gates (G)

It was (F∆7)then I knew I'd (G)had enough
Burned my (C)credit card for (F∆7)fuel
(F∆7) Headed out to where the (G)pavement turns to (C)sand (C)
With a (F∆7)one-way ticket to the (G)land of truth
And my (C)suitcase (C∆7)in my (Am)hand (C)
How I (Dm)lost my friends I (Dm)still don't (G)understand (G)

 


Verse 3 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |


(C)They had the best se(C)lection
They were (F∆7)poisoned with (C)protection (C/G)
There was (C)nothing (C/B)that they needed (Am) (C/G)
(F∆7)Nothing left to find (G)
They were (C)lost in rock for(C)mations 
Or be(F∆7)came park bench mu(C)tations (C/G)
On the (C)sidewalks and (C/B)in the (Am)stations (C/G)
They were (F∆7)waiting, (G)waiting

(F∆7) So I got bored and (G)left them there,
They were (C)just deadweight to (F∆7)me
(F∆7) Better down the (G)road without that (C)load (C)
(F∆7) Brings back the time when (G)I was eight or nine
I was (C)watchin' my (C∆7)mama's (Am)T.V. (C)
It was that (Dm)great Grand Canyon (Dm)rescue epi(G)sode (G)


Verse 4 -

||C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - || x2

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |


Where the (C)vulture glides des(C)cending
On an (F∆7)asphalt highway (C)bending (C/G)
Through (C)libraries (C/B)and mus(Am)eums (C/G) (F∆7)galaxies and (G)stars
Down the (C)windy halls of (C)friendship
To the (F∆7)rose clipped by the (C)bullwhip (C/G)
The mo(C)tel of (C/B)lost com(Am)panions 
(C/G)Waits with (F∆7)heated pool and (G)bar

(F∆7) But me I'm not (G)stopping there
Got my (C)own row left to (F∆7)hoe
(F∆7) Just another (G)line in the field of (C)time (C)
(F∆7) When the thrashers comes, (G)I'll be stuck in the sun
Like the (C)dino(C∆7)saurs in (Am)shrines (C)
But I'll (Dm)know the time has (Dm)come
To give what's (G)mine (G)


Verse 5 (instrumental) -

 |C - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |C - C/G - |

 |C - C/B - |Am - C/G - |F∆7 - - |G - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G - - |C - - |F∆7 - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - - |C - - |

 |F∆7 - - |G -  - - |C - C∆7 - |Am C - |

 |Dm - - |Dm - - |G - - |G - - |

Final Chord Strum: C

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