How Does It Feel?

July 24, 2015


I like Joel Plaskett. He comes from one of my hometowns which is reflected in his honest, clean approach to music. He’s not what people are used to seeing in a player of his genre. But that’s what makes him stand out. Here, he isn’t afraid to display his Zimmerman influences (incl. the throaty organ backing on the studio version)….

I remember, before little people came into my life, it was easy to turn on a dime. That time is rapidly approaching again…..the great circle huh.

Joel Plaskett – On a Dime

from CBCMusic

From “The Park Avenue Sobriety Test” (2015)
Use a capo on the third fret.
Fiddle Intro:  | D7 D7sus4 |  X2

| G  C  G  D G C  G D C G D G
| G                                 C             D7  |
I closed my eyes in Dartmouth, woke up behind the wheel
| G                          C                D7      |
A mason jar of memories and four black tires squeal
| Am7               Em              Am7           Em |
The first and last time that we spoke, you were lighting up a smoke
D |   Dsus4 |
And shit was real!

| G                              C              D7  |
The Prisonaires were singing “Just Walking in the Rain”
| G                            C             D7  |
That’s how we got to Memphis and we made it home again
| Am7            Em             Am7                   Em |
Down the highway that I dream, with my blue eyes closed I’ve seen
D    |  Dsus4 |
Beyond the frame!


| G                       C               |
Oh the good times we had, I remember them, lads
|G                  D  | Dsus4 |
We could take any turn on a dime
|G                           C             |
Quit reminding me, girl, It’s a ragged old world
|G              D         C  |
Cause I don’t want to leave it behind
|G             D          G  |
No, I don’t want to leave it behind

| G                            C            D7 |
From a gas station in Texas, to the Bay of Fundy mud
|G                                C            D7|
My mind it goes a-wandering with the whisky in my blood
| Am7           Em        Am            Em |
Remembering the chance we had after the dance
| D         |G
Before the flood gates opened….

C               D7 |
…Reality came rushing in
|G                         C              D7 |
Drowning out the past and chasing it with gin
|Am7              Em        Am           Em     |
I’ll find that place again, but let me first explain
D  |   Dsus4 |
Where do I begin?

CHORUS; |D7 D7sus4 X1 |

|G                        C              D7 |
We picked up the sticks, gave it all we got
| G                                           C                    D7 |
The only time I liked playing hockey was in the liquor store parking lot
| Am7               Em      Am7               Em   |
On Hollis Street downtown, before they tore it down,
D    |  Dsus4 |
I took a shot!


CHORDS:     D7: X54035 (C shape)



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