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The Longer I Lay Here
Artist: Pedro the Lion 
From Made in Mexico release "It's Hard to Find a Friend"



chords used:  c, em,g, f (bar chord 1st fret), g (bar chord 3rd fret) f minor 

    c                       em 
you’re up with the sunrise 
 f(bar chord)     g(bar chord) 
and down when the work’s been done 
        c             em 
with excellence industry 
f            g(bar chord) 
diligence naturally 
c         g            f 
i would like to be you 
g             em        g           f 
just for a few habit-forming years 
g         em             g           f         fF minor 
laziness cuts me like fine cutlery 
c     g       c             f               c           g      c 
i      need a miracle - someone to help me   myself 

solo part 
c                   em 
sweet jesus, i need you 
f                     g (bar chord) 
forgive me this sin 
c                    em        f               g (bar chord) 
not hookers or heroin, gambling or gin 
   c?            em                f                   f minor 
it sounds so ridiculous, but i just can't lick this 
c     g       c             f               c           g      c 
i      need a miracle - someone to help me   myself 


correction by philip dickey. 

the first chord of the song is 

e 
b    1 
g    0 
d    2 

a    3 

e 

then you play the rest of the intro which is:  em, f, g 
  

then the singing begins 
  

  c                       em 
you’re up with the sunrise 
       f(bar chord)     g(bar chord) 
and down when the work’s been done 
        c             em 
with excellence industry 
f            g(bar chord) 
diligence naturally 
am         g            f 
i would like to be you 
g             am        g           f 
just for a few habit-forming years 
g          Am             g           f         f minor 
laziness cuts me like fine cutlery 
c     g       c             f               c           g      c 
i      need a miracle - someone to help me   myself 

solo part 
c                   em 
sweet jesus, i need you 
f                     g (bar chord) 
forgive me this sin 
c                    em        f               g (bar chord) 
not hookers or heroin, gambling or gin 
   am            em                f                   f minor 
it sounds so ridiculous, but i just can't lick this 
c     g       c             f               c           g      c 
i      need a miracle - someone to help me   myself 


tabbed by Rivers


solo-(really for bass but sounds fine on guitar) 
d----------------------------------------------------------------- 
a------------------------------10--------------------------------- 
e--3-5-7-8---10s7-3---5-7-8-10------8h10-12s15-12-10-8-10-12-13-12 

d---------------14--------------15-17----15-14--------------------
a------12-14-15----14-14-14s15--------- --15-15-------------------
e-10--------------------------------------------------------------

Comments about this tab

avianchaos - 2005-09-12

This tab is not right. I shall correct it.

C Em
you’re up with the sunrise
F(bar chord) G(bar chord)
and down when the work’s been done
C Em
with excellence industry
F G(bar chord)
diligence naturally
Am C F
i would like to be you
G Am C F
just for a few habit-forming years
G Am C F Fm
laziness cuts me like a fine cutlery
C G C F C G C
i need a miracle - someone to help me myself

solo part
C Em
sweet jesus, i need you
F G (bar chord)
forgive me this sin
C Em F G (bar chord)
not hookers or heroin, gambling or gin
Am Em F Fm
it sounds so ridiculous, but i just can't lick this
C G C F C G C
i need a miracle - someone to help me myself


Corrected by Luke Osterhus.


avianchaos - 2005-09-12

Correction submitted as separate song.


dandannoodles - 2006-09-08

The lyrics are incorrect. The proper line is "help me help myself" (he quietly breaths the second help), not "help me myself".


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