Ballad Of Dwight Fry

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"Ballad Of Dwight Fry" (Bruce/Cooper) – 3:11

Originally by Alice Cooper, on the 1971 album Love It to Death.

Melvins version originally from Lysol, 1992 on Boner Records.

Lyrics

I was gone for fourteen days

Could have been gone for more

Held up in the intensive care ward

Lyin on the floor

I was gone for all those days

But I was not all alone

I made friends with a lot of people

In the Danger Zone


See my lonely life unfold

I see it every day

See my only mind explode

When I'm gone away


I think I lost some weight there

And I really need some rest

Sleeping don't come very easy

In a straight white vest

Sure'd like to see those little children

She's only four years old

I'd give her back all of her playthings

Even those I stole


See my lonely life unfold

I see it every day

See my only mind explode

When I've gone insane


[Extra verse from the Alice Cooper original, sung live sometimes]:

I grabbed my hat and I got my coat

And I ran into the street

I saw a man that was choking there

I guess he couldn't breathe

Said to myself this is very strange

I'm glad it wasn't me

But now I hear those sirens callin'

And so I am not free

See my lonely life unfold

I see it every day

See my only mind explode

When I've gone insane

Guitar Tab

Standard Tuning

Intro Riff (they play this live):

   1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
D|---------3-------|---3-2-----------|-0---------------|-----------------|
A|-----2-3-------2-|-3-------3-2-----|-2---------------|-------------8/2-|
E|-0---------------|---------------3-|-----------------|-----------------|
                                          let ring

Riff 1 (2x):

  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------0-2-3-|-2-----3-2-0-----|-------------0-2-|-0---0-2-0-------|
A|-0-----2-3-------|-------------3-2-|-------0-2-3-----|-----------3-2---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|---------------3-|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|---------------0-|-------0---------|---------2-------|---------3-2-----|
A-|---------0-2-3---|-3-------3-2-0---|-----1-2-----1-2-|-----1-2-----3-2-|
E-|-1-----1---------|---------------3-|-0---------------|-0---------------|

Pre-Verse Riff:

    1      2      3      4      1      2      3      4 
E-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
G-|------2-2-2-------2-2-2222-|------2-2-2-------2-2-2222-|
D-|-2----2-2-2-------2-2-2222-|-2----2-2-2-------2-2-2222-|
A-|-0----0-0-0-------0-0-0000-|-0----0-0-0-------0-0-0000-|
E-|---------------------------|---------------------------|

Verse Riff - play 4x:

    1      2      3      4      1      2      3      4
E-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A-|-2----2-2-2-2----2-2--2--0-|-5----5-5-5-5----5-5--5----|
E-|-0----0-0-0-0----0-0--0--0-|-3----3-3-3-3----3-3--3--0-|
         x x x x    x x  x           x x x x    x x  x       
E-|---------------------------|----------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|----------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|----------------------------|
D-|-7----7-7-7-7----7-7--7----|-5----5-5-5-5--0h2-2--2p0---|
A-|-5----5-5-5-5----5-5--5--0-|-3----3-3-3-3-------------2-|
E-|---------------------------|----------------------------|
         x x x      x x              x x x


Pre-Chorus:

E-|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|
D-|-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5-5--5-|
A-|-3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3-3--3-|
E-|---------------------------|


Chorus Riff a (2x):

E-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D-|-5------5------7--7---7----|---------------------------|
A-|-3------3------5--5---5----|-2------2--2-------2--2--2-|
E-|---------------------------|-0------0--0-------0--0--0-|
                                                          

Chorus Riff b:

E-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D-|-5------5------7--7---7----|-9---7------2------2--2--2-|
A-|-3------3------5--5---5----|-7---5------0------0--0--0-|
E-|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 
E-|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|
D-|-5---5--5---0---------0----|
A-|-3---3--3---0---------0----|
E-|------------2---------2----|
*Repeat Verse Riff b 1x*
*Repeat Verse Riff a 1x*
*Repeat Verse Riff b 1x*
*Repeat Chorus*
 

Then end on this:

E-|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|
G-|-2-------------------------|
D-|-2-------------------------|
A-|-0-------------------------|
E-|-0-------------------------|
    let ring