Let's Go Thundering Albums Gigs Lyrics Tablature

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Storefront Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock MGM Authorized 1997

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US November 13, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK February 03, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Mercury Lounge New York New York US November 20, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US April 29, 1998
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK July 16, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US March 14, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US December 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Mountain Stage Charleston West Virginia US November 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock El Rey Theatre Los Angeles California US November 10, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US November 09, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Vogue Theater Vancouver British Columbia Canada November 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK August 10, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK August 20, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Barrymore Theatre Madison Wisconsin US October 31, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Keswick Theater Glenside Pennsylvania US November 14, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock Beacon Theatre New York New York US November 15, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock The Met Café Providence Rhode Island US December 05, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock BBC London England UK January 06, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Moore Theater Seattle Washington US November 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK August 06, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK August 27, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK September 17, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK April 07, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK July 30, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK September 12, 2021

Lyrics

I'm completely gray, you're completely mad
You're a middle-aged baby and the world is bad
Let's go thundering

In a juicy chasm, down a mossy chine
I can feel your tongue running down my spine
Let's go thundering
Let's go thundering

Ah, your breath is sweet, it's beyond belief
when your mouth curls round like a leaf
And the sky is bruised, kind of overcast
it's about to rain, this bit always goes so fast
Let's go thundering
Let's go thundering

cause you gotta go
yes you gotta go now
yeah you gotta go

When the thunder breaks and the lightning flash
I'll be in your heart even if we crash
When the thunder breaks, when the rain comes down
in the naked light, I will kiss your gown
Let's go thundering
Let's go thundering
ah-1.....ah-2.....ah-3..... 

There's a jewel box by your fleecy bed
and your finger nails caress my head
You're the one I love, you're the one I've got
you're the one I'm with even when I'm not

Let's go thundering
Let's go thundering
Thundering...thundering...thundering...
Let's go thundering 

Tablature

PLAYING TECHNIQUE:

This song is in DADGAD open tuning.  You can just play the
chords as noted in standard tuning with standard fingering
and it'll work OK. Of course, the single note runs would
have to be played differently for the first, second and
sixth strings.  Listen to the recording for the rhythm
of "A^rif".

VOICINGS:

Tuning:  DADGAD (low to high)

Chords:  A^  / X02202      These are listed from low to high.
         G^  / 020020
         D^  / 057700
         G*  / 5550XX
         A*  / 777XXX
         Dm^ / 333200

Tabs:    D^run  ---0-----------------------2---
                ---0-----------------------0---
                ---7-----------------------2---
                ---7---5---4---2---0-------2---
                ---5-------------------0---0---
                ---0-----------------------X---

         A^rif  -2--2--2--    
                -0--0--0--     
                -2--0--2-- 
                -2--0--2--    
                -0--0--0--    
                -X--X--X--   

[Intro:]

----------------------------------------D
----------------------------------------A
-2/4--2--0-----------------------0------G
------------4--2--0-----0-----0---------D 
---------------------4-----2--------0---A
----------------------------------------D

A^rif (a couple of measures)

A^                              G^
I'm completely gray, you're completely mad
         D^run                    A^          A^rif
You're a middle-aged baby and the world is bad

D^    G^ A^         A^rif
Let's go thundering

A^                         G^
In a juicy chasm, down a mossy chine
      D^run                    A^            A^rif
I can feel your tongue running down my spine

D^    G^ A^         A^rif
Let's go thundering
D^    G^ A^         A^rif
Let's go thundering

A^                             G^
Ah, your breath is sweet, it's beyond belief
          D^run                   A^rif
when your mouth curls round like a leaf
A^                              G^
And the sky is bruised, kind of overcast
      D^run                      A^               A^rif
it's about to rain, this bit always goes so fast

D^    G^ A^        A^rif
Let's go thundering
D^    G^ A^        A^rif
Let's go thundering
A^rif
cause you gotta go
        G^
yes you gotta go now
         A^rif
yeah you gotta go

[rhythm solo] 

D^ D^   D^ D^   D^ D^   D^ D^   D^ D^  D^ D^  G* G* A* A* G* -- 

G^ A^

D^ D^   D^ D^   D^ D^   D^ D^   D^ D^  D^ D^  G* G* A* A* G* -- 

G^ A^  A^rif

A^                              G^
When the thunder breaks and the lightning flash
        D^run                  A^     A^rif
I'll be in your heart even if we crash
A^                                G^
When the thunder breaks, when the rain comes down
       D^run               A^            A^rif
in the naked light, I will kiss your gown

D^    G^ A^       A^rif
Let's go thundering
D^    G^ A^       A^rif
Let's go thundering

A^rif----------------------
ah-1.....ah-2.....ah-3..... 

Break: 

As intro but with high 'D' pedal note, hammering/pulling
                
             D :  ----0-----0-----0-----0-------0------0-----0-------|
             A :  ---------------------------------------------------|
             G :2/4-----2-----0--------------------------------------|
             D :  ------------------4-----2-h4-p2-p0-----------0-----|
             A :  ---------------------------------------4-----------|
             D :  ---------------------------------------------------|

             D :------------------------2
             A :------------------------0
             G :------------0-----------2
             D :------0-----------------2
             A :2-----------------0------
             D :-------------------------

  A^rif

A^                          G^
There's a jewel box by your fleecy bed
         D^run           A^         A^rif
and your finger nails caress my head
A^                                G^
You're the one I love, you're the one I've got
           D^run             A^         A^rif
you're the one I'm with even when I'm not

D^    G^ A^      A^rif
Let's go thundering
D^    G^ A^      A^rif
Let's go thundering
A^rif
thundering
A^         Dm^  G* 
thundering
A^rif---------------------
thundering, etc...........

D^    G^ A^       A^rif    D (000200)
Let's go thundering

EXTRA VARIATIONS:

From Ross Overbury:  I'm so used to hearing Deni Bonet's part that I put the violin notes into the rhythm break. Try this out!

D :--------------4-|4---3-3---4-4---|3-3---4-4-------|----------------|
A :--------------0-|0---0-0---0-0---|0-0---0-0-------|----------------|
G :--------------2-|2---2-2---2-2---|2-2---2-2-------|----------------|
D :--------------0-|0---0-0---0-0---|0-0---0-0-------|--5-5---7-7---5-|
A :----------------|----------------|----------------|--5-5---7-7---5-|
D :----------------|----------------|----------------|--5-5---7-7---5-|

D :------0---0-----|2--4-----2------|-------*--------|
A :------2---2-----|2--2-----2------|-------*--------|
G :------0---0-----|0--0-----0------|-------*--------|
D :5-----2---2-----|0--0-----2------|-------*--------|
A :5-----2---2-----|2--2-----0------|-------*--------|
D :5-----*---------|----------------|----------------|

TRANSCRIBED BY:
Joel Mullins