Old World

Studio CD: The Modern Lovers, The Modern Lovers (castle), Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild
Live CD: Live At The Long Branch And More
Compilation: Radio On, No Me Quejo De Mi Estrella
Live Bootleg: 1971 Stonehenge Ipswich, Harvard University, Marilyns on K, Williamsburg Music Hall
The Modern Lovers

Chords

Here is another Modern Lovers song that has two chords (this time they are A & G)

Opening riff goes like this: (please listen to the record for the rhythm, feel, and ability to keep your place in the old world, etc, but this is the basic idea)

A

e---0-0-0-3-0-3-3-0-3-3-0-----------
B---2-2-2---2-------------3-3-3-----
G---2-2-2---2----------------------- REPEAT FOUR TIMES
D---2-2-2---2-----------------------
A---0-0-0---0-----------------------
E---x-x-x---x-----------------------

After the opening riff, while singing the song, this little riff can
be played at the end of each phrase in which the chord is an A:

A

e---0------------------------------3--0-----0--
B---2------------------------------------3-----
G---2------------------------------------------
D---2------------------------------------------
A---0------------------------------------------
E---x------------------------------------------

Well the old world may be dead

(I think this little end riff is probably played by the organ, as it
is heard on the record, but this seems to work for solo guitar)

The solo riff from the middle of the song goes soemthing like this:

e------0-------0---0-------------------------------
B----2---2-------2---------------------------------
G---------------------2----------0--2--------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

e------0-------0-0-0---3-2------0------------------
B----2---2------------------2------------2---------
G--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

e------0-------0---0-------------------------------
B----2---2-------2---------------------------------
G----------------------2----------0--2-------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

e------0-------0-0-0---3-2------0------------------
B----2---2------------------2------------2---------
G--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

(please listen to the record for the exact rhythm here)

e----0---0---0---0-------------
B--2---2---2---2---2-0---------
G-----------------------2------
D------------------------------
A------------------------------
E------------------------------

e----0---0---0---0---3-2------0---
B--2---2---2---2----------2-------
G---------------------------------
D---------------------------------
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------

e----0---0---0---0-------------
B--2---2---2---2---2-0---------
G-----------------------2------
D------------------------------
A------------------------------
E------------------------------

e----0---0---0---0---3-2------0---
B--2---2---2---2----------2-------
G---------------------------------
D---------------------------------
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------

(then just these strummed chords a few times)

A G A

e----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

(and so on )

Here it is with the lyrics:

Opening riff (see above)

(end riff)
Well the old world may be dead
A
Our parents can't understand
G
But I still have parents
A
And I still love the old world
A
Oh, I had a New York girlfriend
A
And she couldn't understand how I could
G                  A
Still have parents and still love the old world

So I told her:
A
I want to keep my place in the old world
A
Keep my plave in the arcane
G                           A
'Cause I still have parents and I still love the old world
A
Alright
A
I say old world
A
I say old world
A     G    A
I say

Well I see a '50's apartment house
Bleak in the morning sun
But I still love the '50's
And I still love the old world
I wanna keep my place in the old world
Keep my place in the arcane
'Cause I still have parents and I still love the old world
Alright

SOLO    (see the solo riff tabbed above, insert it here)

I see the '50's apartment house
It's bleak in the 1970's sun
But I still love the '50's
And I still love the old world
I wanna keep my place in this old world
Keep my place in the arcane knowledge
And I still love the '50's and I still love the old world

Alright now we say bye bye old world
Gotta help the new world
Oh bye bye
I say bye bye bye bye old world

Lyrics

Well the old world may be dead
Our parents can't understand
But I still have parents
And I still love the old world
Oh, I had a New York girlfriend
And she couldn't understand how I could
Still have parents and still love the old world

So I told her:
I want to keep my place in the old world
Keep my place in the arcane
'Cause I still have parents and I still love the old world
All right
I say old world
I say old world
I say

Well I see a '50's apartment house
Bleak in the morning sun
But I still love the '50's
And I still love the old world
I wanna keep my place in the old world
Keep my place in the arcane
'Cause I still have parents and I still love the old world
All right

I see the '50's apartment house
It's bleak in the 1970's sun
But I still love the '50's
And I still love the old world
I wanna keep my place in this old world
Keep my place in the arcane knowledge
And I still love the '50's and I still love the old world

All right now we say bye bye old world
Gotta help the new world
Oh bye bye
I say bye bye bye bye old world

Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild

Lyrics

Well the old world is a thing of the past
The old world's fading fast
Oh I
Must say goodbye to the old world

Oh see the 50s apartment house
Oh it's bleak in the morning sun
Oh it's alone now
An isolated part of the old world
Well the old world is losing ground
It's just little traces all around
Oh I
Say goodbye to the old world

??? In this old world
The old world charm of the arcane
Oh but I
Say goodbye to the old world

I say bye bye old world
Bye bye old world
Well the old world may be dead
Our parents can't understand
Oh I
Say goodbye to the old world

I have respect for the old world
But I don't want to go back to the old ways
Oh I
Say goodbye to the old world

I say bye bye old world
I say bye bye old world
I say bye bye bye bye old world

Live At The Long Branch And More

Lyrics

Hey New York Mets kids
Can't you understand
Why we still love our parents
And still love the old world

I see a 1950's apartment house
And It's bleak in the 1970's sun
But I still love the '50's
And I still love the old world

[Ok John why don't we tell them]

Well the old world may be dead
Parents can't understand
But I still have our parents
And I still love the old world
Out on Route 9
I wanna be a motorhead
Cause I still have the 50s
And I still love the old world

I cherish my place in the old world
I cherish my place in the arcane
Because I still have the 50s
And I still love the old world

Hey New York Mets kids
Hope you understand
Cause I still have the 50s
And I still love my parents

Well

Well

I say old world
I say old world
I say

I say old world
I say old world
Old world

[Well way down]

[Way down]

I had a New York girlfriend
She couldn't understand
But I still love the girlfriend
And I still love her old world

I wanna keep my dreams of the arcane
And not cherish my place in the old world
Cause I still have my parents
And I still love the old world

I love the old world
I love the old world
I still have the parents
And I still love the old world

All right john

Well the old world may be dead
Parents can't understand
But I still have our parents
And I still love the old world

I wanna keep my place in the old world
Keep my dreams in the arcane
'Cause I still have my parents and I still love the old world

All right old world I say bye bye

I say bye bye

I say bye bye bye bye

1971 Stonehenge Ipswich

Lyrics

Well the old world may be dead
Our parents can't understand
But I still have parents
And I still love the old world

Well I travel round late at night
???
But I'm ???
And I still love the old world

Oh yes indeed now

You see I want to keep my place in the old world
I keep my dreams in the ???
Cause ???
And I still love the old world

Oh that's right

I had a New York girlfriend
And she couldn't understand how I could
Still have parents and I still love the old world

So I told her, I told her
I said, yeah,
I said ???
I said

Right

I said
I wanna to keep my place in the old world
I say keep my place in the arcane
'Cause I still have parents and I still love the old world

Oh that's right

???

All right now

Well

Well

??? Girlfriend
And she didn't understand
How I still have parents
And I still love the old world

So I told her

I wanna keep my place in the old world
I cherish my dreams of the arcane
And I still have parents
And I still love the old world

All right

Well

They say good bye old world
They say bye bye old world

The modern lovers ??? new world

Bye bye
See you next time

Marilyns on K

Lyrics

The old world is a thing of the past
The old world is fadin fast
And I
Must say goodbye to the old world

See the 1950s apartment house
It's bleak and it's all alone
??? Of the old world

And I don't wanna go back to the old world
I don't wanna go back to the arcane
It's about time to say goodbye to the old world

I say old world

I say old world

I say bye bye old world

Well the old world is fading fast
There's only little pieces left
It's time???
For the old world

I say bye bye old world

I say bye bye old world

Williamsburg Music Hall

Lyrics

Well the old world is fading fast
The old world's a thing of the past
The old world may be dead
And I
Have respect for the ancient world
The arcane sometimes just say good bye

Well the old world may be dead
Cause can't understand why
Say good bye to the older world

See the brick apartment house from world war one
It's still out there
In the modern sun
But it's different now
It doesn't rule, like it ruled in the older world

Look, I don't want to go back to the old way
I don't want to go back to the arcane
I say goodbye to the old world

Well the old world is a thing of the past
But it's not quite fading yet
We still see big signs
The gryphons and gargoyles of the old world

The discipline, the camaraderie, the yearning
And the 8 track
And the fear

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