Push On 'Til the Day

Transcribed by Sean Kravit (mrshow01@aol.com)

As performed on The Conan OBrien Show on 2/24/01

 

Intro 8 bars

 

E A A(add9)

E|--------------|---------------------|

B|--9--9------9-|--10----12-12--10-10-|

G|--9--9------9-|--9-----9--9---9--9--|

D|--9--9------9-|--11----11-11--11-11-|

A|-------9h11---|---------------------|

E|--------------|---------------------|

 

E A A(add9) X2

E|--------------|--------------------|

B|-----9------9-|--10----12-12-12-12-|

G|-----9------9-|--9-----9--9--9-9--|

D|-----9------9-|--11----11-11-11-11-|

A|-9h11---9h11--|--------------------|

E|--------------|--------------------|

 

 

Funky Guitar Bridge 4 bars

 

(E) (D) (E) (C) (E) (E)

E|------------------|------------------|------------------|

B|-/9-------------7-|-/9-------------5-|-/9---------------|

G|----9---7-9-9-9-7-|----9---7-9-9-9-5-|----9---7-9-9-9---|

D|----------------7-|----------------5-|------------------|

A|------------------|------------------|------------------|

E|------------------|------------------|---------------0--|

 

Verse 16 bars

 

Progression is E>D>C>E

Trey plays various voicings. Below are the most common.

 

 

E D C E

E|-------------0---|

B|-9---7---5---0---|

G|-9---7---5---1---|

D|-9---7---5---2---|

A|-11--9---7---2---|

E|-------------0---|

 

Bridge directly after verse:

 

E9 (C9)

E|--------------|-----------7---------|------------|

B|--------------|-----------7---------|--------3---|

G|--------------|-----------7---------|------3-----|

D|--------------|-----------6---------|----2-------|

A|--2-----------|----2-4-7--7---------|--3---------|

E|----5-3-5-5---|--5------------------|------------|

 

Horn Breakdown/Chorus 16 bars

 

 

F Bb Bb(add9)

E|-----------------|---------------------|

B|------10------10-|--11----13-13--11-11-|

G|------10------10-|--10----10-10--10-10-|

D|------10------10-|--12----12-12--12-12-|

A|-10h12---10h12---|---------------------|

E|-----------------|---------------------|

 

 

F Bb Bb(add9)

E|-----------------|---------------------|

B|------10------10-|--11----13-13--13-13-|

G|------10------10-|--10----10-10--10-10-|

D|------10------10-|--12----12-12--12-12-|

A|-10h12---10h12---|---------------------|

E|-----------------|---------------------|

 

Repeat Funky Guitar Bridge

Verse 2

Bridge

 

Chorus 16 bars

 

Push on till the day sung 16 times over F>Bb lick.

 

Solo 32 bars F>Bb

 

 

E|-15/17----17--15--13--------13-13------------------------------------|

B|----------------------13h15-----------15--13-------16-16-15-13----15-|

G|------------------------------------14----------15-------------15----|

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

E|----------------------------------------13--13--13-------------------|

B|-15-13------------13-15--13h15h16-----16--15--13----13----------13---|

G|------15-14-----14--------------------------------15--14------14--15-|

D|-----------15-------------------------------------------15-----------|

A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

E|--------------13---------------------------------13-----------17-----|

B|--------------15----------------------------13h15--------13h15-------|

G|---or just----15-----and then this stuff-------------or--------------|

D|--------------15-----------------------------------------------------|

A|--------------13-----------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Outro: F>Bb lick

 

Lyrics (from Phans.com)

 

see cot is a friend of mine,

he's chillin in the back lounge drinkin wine

from steamboat to johnny jordan's

across the chocolate sea

two thicker and a tall boy can

putty in the night time melt the man

the world is a pinstripe watson fan

as far as I can see

spin the ferris wheel,

chicken on the back top pushin steel,

dance all night with the back door man

by the light of a yellow moon

tank? tequila song,

a little bit of mary all night long,

the big black bag and the red balloon

and the sun always comes up much too soon

hot coffee and scrambled eggs,

the back of the worm and the wooden leg,

transfusion and a turkey ham,

two bushwhackers and an angry ram

pete threw a bomb and he put the hole,

(<> and a he took the hold)????, <-- no clue

glass table in a five star room,

and the sun always comes up much to soon

Push on to the day (x16)

[edit]

Alternate Transcription

transcribed by Warren Gray ( warrenbgray@yahoo.com )

 

intro: (chords are E and A)

 

--------------12-(optional)----9-(or 12)-

--------------9-(hammer)-------9---------

--------------9-(hammer)-------10--------

--------------9-(hammer)-------11--------

9--(hammer)---11-------------------------

-----------------------------------------

 

(guitar lick. chords are E D C E)

 

----------------------------------

--8-------------------------------

------9-----7-----9-------9-------

---------9------------------------

----------------------------------

0---------------------------------

 

----------------------------------

7--8------------------------------

7------9-----7-----9-------9------

7---------9-----------------------

----------------------------------

----------------------------------

 

----------------------------------

5--8------------------------------

5------9-----7-----9-------9------

5---------9-----------------------

----------------------------------

---------------------------------0

 

 

when trey sings (chords are E D C E)

 

-----------------0-------0-

9-----7-----5----0---------

9-----7-----5----1----4----

9-----7-----5----2---------

-----------------2---------

-----------------0---------

 

 

the transition is kinda tricky. that chord is an E9.

 

---------------------------------------7-(optional)-

---------------------------------------7------------

---------------------------------------7------------

---------------------------------------6------------

2----0------------0---0----0--2--4-----7------------

---------0----3---------------------0---------------

 

 

-----------------

-------------3---

--------3--------

---2-------------

3----------------

-----------------

 

chorus (chords are F and Bb):

--------------13-(optional)-----10-(or 13)

--------------10-(hammer)-------10--------

--------------10-(hammer)-------11--------

--------------10-(hammer)-------12--------

10--(hammer)--12--------------------------

------------------------------------------

 

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More lyrics attempts:

 

from Bryan Shults <b_shults12@hotmail.com>

 

See cotton is a friend of mine

He's chillin' in the back lounge drinkin' wine

From a steam boat to Johnny Jordan's

Flying across the chocolate sea

Too different than a tall boy can

The glitter of the nighttime, alpha red

The road is a pinstripe watson fan

as far as I could see

Fair as Fair is Ferris wheel

chicken on the black top pushin' steel

wounded man with a back door gram

and the light of the silver moon

two tank tequila solved

a little bit of every all night long

the big black bag and the red balloon

the sun always come up much too soon

Hot coffee and scrambled eggs

the back of the wood and wooden leg

mailmen, fretting hand, hornet's nest

and the angry man

beat to the bomb

and he planted the pole

someone dig me in a Tokyo hole

five stomp in a __ room

the sun always comes up much too soon...

Tony and Russ: it's a brand new day...

Trey: push on till the day..