I Feel so Good
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 1994 22:46:22 EST X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (7.2.2 3/2/90) To: email@example.com Subject: t/thompson.richard/I.Feel.So.Good.crd Here is the Easy Chords version of Richard Thompson's "I Feel So Good." I have been playing it in standard tuning: nothing fancy, just banging the chords with a strummed rhythm. I discovered only yesterday that Thompson plays it in dropped-D tuning with a capo at the fourth fret of his guitar, at least in his solo acoustic version. I've just begun to play around with it in his tuning; a number of things I hear on the cut on RUMOUR AND SIGH fall into place naturally, such as the bass line and the melodic hook that opens the song. I have not made any serious effort to transcribe the song. The song has a straightforward structure. On the record it opens with a repeating groove (one bar in C, two beats in A minor, two beats in F) over which the hook plays. (Playing solo, Thompson just strums a straight-eights ONE-two-three ONE-two-three ONE-two groove in C on the fourth and fifth strings.) After four bars of the groove come the first verse, the chorus, four bars of groove, the second verse, the chorus, and the bridge. Then comes an instrumental half verse which follows the chords of the regular verse from "I'm old enough to sin etc." on. One more chorus is sung, which ends not by resolving to C at the last word, but to A minor instead, and the last line of the chorus is repeated. The song ends with the groove, and he hook, played over and over again, and the words "break somebody's heart" sung over it, over and over again, until the sound man fades it out or the singer gets bored and finishes on A C chord. -- Alan Bostick firstname.lastname@example.org I FEEL SO GOOD (Richard Thompson) Copyright 1991 Beeswing Music (BMI) C Am F C I feel so good I'm going to break somebody's heart tonight. Am F C I feel so good I'm going to take someone apart tonight. Bb F They put me in jail for my deviant ways, Bb F Two years, seven months, and sixteen days. Bb F Now I'm back on the street in a purple haze Chorus: Am F And I feel so good Am F I feel so good G C I feel so good I'm going to break somebody's heart tonight. I feel so good I'm going to make somebody's day tonight. I feel so good I'm going to make somebody pay tonight. I'm old enough to sin, but I'm too young to vote. Society been dragging on the tail of my coat But I've got a suitcase full of fifty-pound notes And a half-naked woman with her tongue down my throat Bridge: Ab F They've made me pay for the things I've done. Ab F Now it's my turn to have all the fun G C I feel so good I'me going to break somebody's heart tonight.