• Those Damned Blue-Collared Tweekers
  • by Primus
  • Tabbed by Jim Wade
  • VERSE
  • G ---------|
  • D ---------|
  • A ---------|
  • E -X-2-X-2-|
  • CHORUS
  • G -2-4---------------------2-4---------------------2-4-2-6-
  • D -2-4---------------------2-4---------------------2-4-2-6-
  • A ---------------------------------------------------------
  • E -----0--2-0-0--2-0-0--0------0--2-0-0--2-0-0--0----------
  • G -4-2-4-0-2-4--------------------|--------------------|
  • D -4-2-4-0-2-4--------------------|--------------------|
  • A --------------------------------|--------------------|
  • E -------------0--2-0-0--2-0-0--0-|-15-15-15-15-15--15-|
  • BASS SOLO This is just how much of the solo I know is correct.
  • I learned it from Jeffery Swing’s tab a few years ago. This is about the amount of the recorded solo that Les plays live, before he goes off a plays whatever he feels like.
  • G ----------------------------------------------------------
  • D -16-16--16-16--16-16--16-16----16-16--16-16--15-15--14-14-
  • A ----------------------------------------------------------
  • E ----------------------------------------------------------
  • G ------------------16\17-16\17-16\17-16\17-16\17-17-14--------
  • D -16-16/14h--14-14-------------------------------------15/14h-
  • A -------------------------------------------------------------
  • E -------------------------------------------------------------
  • G -------------------------------------------------------------
  • D ---------------14------------14------------------14-------14-
  • A -15-14\15h/14h----15--14\15h----15/14h-15/14h-14----14-14----
  • E -------------------------------------------------------------
  • G ----------
  • D -14----15-
  • A ----14----
  • E ----------
  • OUTRO
  • G -14-16----------------------14-16----------------------
  • D -14-16----------------------14-16----------------------
  • A -------------------------------------------------------
  • E -------0-5\12-0-5\12-0-5\12-------0-5\12-0-5\12-0-5\12-
  • G -14-16-14-18-16-14-16-0-14-16----------------------|-14-16-|
  • D -14-16-14-18-16-14-16-0-14-16----------------------|-14-16-|
  • A ---------------------------------------------------|-------|
  • E ------------------------------0-5\12-0-5\12-0-5\12-|-------|
  • I've seen them out at Soco
    They're pounding sixteen penny nails
    The truckers on the interstate
    Have been known to ride the rails
    The sweat is beating on the brow
    Can't keep these fellas down
    'Cause those damned blue-collared tweekers
    Are runnin' this here town  
                                    
  • I knew a man who hung drywall
    He hung it mighty quick
    A trip or two to the blue room
    Would help him do the trick
    His foreman would pat him on the back
    Whenever he would come around
    'Cause these dammed blue-collar tweekers
    Are beloved in this here town  

    Now the union boys are there
    To protect us from all the corporate type
    While curious George's drug patrol
    Is out here hunting snipe
    Now they try to tell me different
    But you know I ain't no clown
    'Cause those damned blue-collar tweekers
    Are the backbone of this town

    Now the flame that burns twice as bright
    Burns only half as long
    My eyes are growing weary
    As I finalize this song
    So sit back and have a cup o' joe
    And watch the wheels go round
    'Cause those damned blue-collar tweekers
    Have always run this town