• Song:

    Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson

  • Artist:


This is how you play the song Just Another Story About Skeeter Thompson off of the album
"Pocketwatch" by Late! (Dave Grohl's one man side project).

I will refer to the sections of the song as Riff 1 Riff 2, etc. as the song really has
no chorus or verses.

Riff 1:

     e l ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     B l ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     G I ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     D l ---2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0----------|
     A l ---2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0----------|
     D I ---2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-2-0-2-0----------|

Repeat 11 more times

Riff 2:

     e l -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     B l -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     G l -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     D l --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------|
     A l --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------------|
     Dl --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------------------------------------------------|

        * Note: BEND THE LOW E STRING ON THIS RIFF!!!!!!

Riff 3:

     e l -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     B l -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     G l -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     D l --6-6-6-6-9b-6-6-6-6-9b-6-6-6-6-9b-------------------------------------------|
     A l --6-6-6-6-9b-6-6-6-6-9b-6-6-6-6-9b-------------------------------------------|
     D l --6-6-6-6-9b-6-6-6-6-9b-6-6-6-6-9b--3b-2b-1b---------------------------------|

        * Note: Repeat the 3b-2b-1b 3 more times AT THE END OF THE RIFF!!!! and then hit 
a 0


                                                    0  on the low E, A, and D strings.

For example:


The song progression is like this:

Riff 1
Riff 2
Riff 1
Riff 2
Riff 1
Riff 3
Riff 1
Riff 2
Riff 1
Riff 2
Riff 1
Riff 3

Lyrics and cues:
So we were in Amsterdam (Riff 1 Starts)
and we were staying at this guy
Toss's house
good friend of ours
its kinda in the middle of the city
we were just finished with our
second European tour
and everything was going pretty good
Skeeter, he met this girl that lived
next door to Toss's
and within a couple of weeks he started
living with her, you know?
and i guess she had a lot of money or something
cause she was constantly buying him clothes
and getting him lots of stuff and loaning him money (Riff 2 Starts), you know?
He was constantly going to the coffee shop
(Riff 1 starts)always getting the best herb and the best
hash, you know?
he was in good shape
(Riff 2 Starts) she was really good looking, she was
really cool
i, i don't think he'd ever met her before
(Riff 1 starts)but she had, you know, other boyfriends i suppose (Riff 3 Starts)
( Riff 1 starts) so i'm sitting on the couch, you know, in
Toss's apartment
and im reading, you know, maximum rock and
roll or flip side
one of those punk things
and i heard Skeeter come in
( Riff 2 Starts) and he came in and he had all these really
nice clothes on
she bought him all this stuff
( Riff 1 Starts) she like bought him cologne
he was really really smelling good, you know
( RIff 2 Starts) he looked good too
you know he came in and put his herb
on the table(Riff 1 Starts) and, whatever
i'm just reading my little punk magazine
(Riff 3 Starts) not really paying attention
and then he says, uh, he says hey dave
and i look up
and he's standing there with his dick
in his hand
and he's kinda got it like lifted up so
he's looking at the head of his dick
he kinda pointed it at me
i didnt know what to think
he said (ALL INSTRUMENTS DROP OUT) does that look like pus to you
i said no i think its lint

This is a kick butt song and it's a really cool one to learn. It is hard to learn the
strumming patterns and when the guitar changes. Dave Grohl is basically talking through
the song so it is hard to pick up on when you go into a different section. That is why I 
provided you with lyrics and cues. This song is just one of those songs that you really
have to get over the hump to learn. BUt once you get over the hump, it is all worth it. 
Have fun playing this one!

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