Track Title:               Thick As A Brick

Album Title:               Original Masters (hits)
Prime Artist:              Jethro Tull
Producer:                  Ian Anderson

Written by:                Ian Anderson


Lyrics:
     Really don't mind if you sit this one
     My word's but a whisper, your deafness a
     I may make you feel, but I can't make you
     Your sperm's in the gutter, your love's in the
 g:|-2-----------0-------------|---------------------------|
 D:|-3-----------1-------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-2-----------2-------------|-------0-0-0---------------|
 F:|-0-----------2-------------|-------0-0-0---------------|
 C:|-------------0-------------|-0-(2)-2-2-2---------------|
 G:|---------------------------|-------3-3-3---------------|
    ^            ^
    |            |
    ------------------ Just Dmaj and Amin chords - listen to the song
                       for the strumming pattern.
     out ...
     shout ...
     think ...
     sink ...                                     So you
 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|
 F:|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|
 C:|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|
 G:|-------------------3-3-3---|-------------------3-3-3---|
                {repeat last four bars 4 times, once for each line of verse}
CHORUS:
     ride yourselves over the    field              as you
     make all your animal        deals              and your
     wisemen don't know how it   feels ...
 g:|-3-----------0------0------|-2-0-2-0-2-3-2------2-0----|
 D:|-3-----------2------0------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------3-3----|
Bb:|-0-----------2------2------|-2-0-2-0-2-0-2------2-0----|
 F:|-0-----------2------2------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------0-0----|
 C:|-2-----------0------0------|---------------------------|
 G:|-3-------------------------|---------------------------|
    ^            ^      ^        ^  ^
    |            |      |        |  |
    ---------------------------------- Just Gmaj, Amaj, and Dmaj chords
                                        with a little variation thrown
                                        in - listen to the song for the
                                        strumming pattern.
                {repeat last two bars 3 times, once for each line of chorus, th
en}
                                          to be thick as a
 g:|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0--|-0-0-0--0------------------|
 D:|-2-0-2-0-2-3-2---2-2-0-(2)-|-2-2-0-(2)-----------------|
Bb:|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2--2--|-2-2-2--2------------------|
 F:|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2--2--|-2-2-2--2------------------|
 C:|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0--|-0-0-0--0------------------|
 G:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
BRIDGE:
     brick
 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|    {both times}
 F:|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|
 C:|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|
 G:|-------------------3-3-3---|-------------------3-3-3---|
 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|-----2-----2-------0-0-0---|    {1st time only)
 F:|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|---0-----0---------0-0-0---|
 C:|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|-0-----4-----0-(2)-2-2-2---|
 G:|-------------------3-3-3---|-------------------3-3-3---|
        {now go back and do the second verse/chorus the same way}
        {except replace these last two measures of the bridge}
        {with the two measures below on the second pass}
 g:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
Bb:|-----5-----5-------0-----0-|-----5-----5-----0-----0---|    {2nd time only}
 F:|---7-----7-------------0---|---7-----7-----0-----0-----|
 C:|-0-----7-----0-(3)---5-----|-0-----7-----5-----3-------|
 G:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
        {and now onto what I'll call the 2nd bridge}
BRIDGE 2:
        And the love that I      feel
 g:|-2-------------------------|-0-----------0-0-0---------|
 D:|-3-------------------------|-1-----------0-1-0---------|
Bb:|-2-------------------------|-2-----------2-2-2---------|
 F:|-0-------------------------|-2-----------2-2-2---------|
 C:|---------------------------|-0-----------0-0-0---------|
 G:|---------------------------|---------------------------|
    ^                            ^           ^ ^ ^
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