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Song: Strike while the iron is hot
Album: Killing Floor

Capo on 3rd fret. It's really in G, but notated below as if in E.

Section a:                       (Whenever there is an E-chord Bill plays
    v  ^  v  ^  v  ^  v  ^         it as written here in "Section a".)
e---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
B---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
G---1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--
D---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--        I think that most of the licks
A---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--        Bill plays in this song can be
E---0--0--3--0--0--0--3--0--        built out of these two sections.
    1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &          The  is a,b,a,b,a,b,a,b.
                                    The  he plays before most
Section b:                          verses is a,b,a, and then one
---0-----------------------         more bar of a B7-chord. Then
---0-----------------------         before one verse he plays a,b,a,b
---1-----------------------         (I'll call this the .)
---2--2--0-----------------
---2--------2--0-----------
---0--------------0--3--0--
   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &


<=And now the song...=>



[E]
there's a poor man in my gutter, Mr three-piece at my window
[E]
cut to the core of the problem, but he hung up the phone.
[E]
These days I feel so impotent, these days I'm so depressed.
[E]  (mute)                       [E]
I got hate mail coming to my door via Federal Express.


Chorus:
[A]                                  [G]
One thing Daddy told me, and I think about it a lot,
        [B]                                [A]
he said "Son you've got to strike while the iron is hot."



Now there's a blind dog ambling down the side of the road.
Most folk around here, they drive pretty slow.
Now I don't know whether to weep and I don't know whether to laugh,
but that hound dog and destiny just swerved into my path.


My friend Johnny drives a bread truck, he's in love with the metaphor.
He's been reading lots of books about the rise and fall of culture.
He's making his observations. he's got notebooks full of them.
He's gonna do something drastic and I can't say I blame him.


Chorus:
One thing Daddy told me and I think about it a lot.
He said "Son you move your head when it's on the choppin' block."



[A]
I went down to my doctor, see what was making me ill.
[E]
He said, "I've seen this kinda thing before, something closing in for the kill.
[A]
you gotta go under the knife, you gotta swallow a bitter pill,
           [B]                       (mute)           [E]
You know, redemption don't come easy. somebody's gotta suffer, Bill."
(Serve you right, serve you right, serve you right to suffer.)

(Then they jam on A,E,A,E,B,A)



Black Crow been flying round my house for seven days.
five scarecrows in the cornfield won't make 'em go away.
Three members of the Trinity just dropped by as guests.
They said "Enough of the pleasantries. We gotta warrant for your arrest."
Now Mr. Three-piece and my window wants me to butter his bread.
He says "Now would I lie to you son?" Now let me think about it... I dunno
I said Goodness Mr. Three-piece, your heart it feels like ice.
and that man on the corner, he might be Jesus Christ.

Chorus:

(Then they jam out on E for a little while longer.)

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