An infamous song about boozin’ after getting tired of giving up boozin’.

Similar to Nice Guys Finish Last, this song is usually played live by the band nowadays tuned down to Eb, while the album version is in standard E tuning (along with the rest of Nimrod).

Why did we use 5 chords here when we usually think we’re too cool for them? Don’t question our methods (or our madness, for that matter). For this particular song, it is simply necessary.

Bmaj6 Chord on 7th fretIf the Bmaj6 at the end throws you off, we’ll break it down for you. Place your 1st finger on the 7th fret of the 6th string (the low E string), your 3rd finger on the 9th fret of the 4th string (the D string), your 2nd finger on the 8th fret of the 3rd string (the G string), and your pinky on the 9th fret of the 2nd string (the B string). The 5th string (A string) should be muted, and the 1st string (E string) not played.

Or you could always use the handy little chart to the left instead of reading through all that gibberish!



And now, without further adieu, the complete chords to Hitchin’ a Ride:

Hitchin' a Ride chords