Alaska

Trey Anastasio/Tom Marshall

 

C7

I always had to tell her to relax

††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C7
And the cat can slip in doors, through multitudes of cracks

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And itís funny what theyíll do, cause cracks lead outside too

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When I asked her where sheís goiní

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She said far away from you

Stuck here on my own now, digginí down deep
I donít understand it, but I ainít losiní sleep
Iím not gonna lay down, Iíll head north out of town††††
I donít know, but I think Iíll go
And try dog mushiní with an Eskimo

Chorus:

††† C7
In Alaska, Alaska...I think Iíll try Alaska

F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G
Somewhere she could wait for me, Iíll catch up just wait and see

C7††††† ††††††††††††††††††Em7†† ††††F
Idaho, Nebraska...I donít know Iíll ask her

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††C7†††††††† *riff
I think Iíll try...I think Iíll try Alaska

 


I sold my old piano for the rent
I loaded up on bug spray and I found my daddyís tent
Now Iím in high gear, doiní forty-five††††
Iím humminí a tune, I wonít see the moon
Till sometime in July


I guess I couldíve flown or took a train

But you wonít see a moose, when youíre sittiní on a plane
And now thereís no more road, but I got a light load
And if she isnít in Alaska
Iíll stay and pan for gold

REPEAT Chorus

 

Bridge:

B††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E
Just when I thought Iíd end up alone

A†††††††††††††††††††††††† D †††††††††††††††D#7
Big olí Ďlaskan mama come walkiní down the road


(jam 2x over Chorus Ė stay on last G 4x Ė donít hit last C7)

End Chorus:

C7
Alaska, Alaska...Iíll stay right here in Alaska

F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G
All settled down and havíin fun, here in the land of the midnight sun

††††† C7†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Em7†††† ††F
Is it time to call the pastor?...I donít know Iíll ask her

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Iíll stay right here...Iíll stay right here†††† (repeat this part 4x)

 

Jam in Gm, refrain ďIíll stay right hereĒ 4x, end on C


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*Riff

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