by Michael Roe
by Michael Roe on "Safe as Milk"
This song is fairly slow, so it makes it easy to learn. The part I found
tricky when learning it was the muting of the strings marked with an "X" on
the chord structure (see bottom). The strumming is a kind of syncopated
quarter note beat, almost with a bit of a swing to it. Each chord gets
four beats...(a whole bar).
And the intro fades in on the CD...
INTRO: G D C C Em D C C
You're so far away
And I won't see you any day soon
We came a long way
And now you want to fly to the moon
Going your own way
I thought I owned your love
But now you......say...
G D C
Ache,.......ache beautiful for me,
Em D C
Go along and ache,......ache beautifully
Thought love was here to stay
For years, but now it's down to days
And it's one long day
To Heathrow from Humboldt Bay
Love was a song we sang
And can it be gone,...
And you say...Ache...etc
G - 320033, sometimes 3X0033
D - XX0233, sometimes 2X0233
C - X32033, sometimes X3X033
Em - 033033, sometimes 03X030
Bm - X2023X, sometimes 224432
These chords are pretty versatile, and I have heard each variation used
in different places on the CD. You can pretty much mix and match most of
them, though you want to keep a pattern between the first set of choices
and the second. I usually use the second for G, first for D, second for
C, first for Em, and first for Bm. If you stick with these you'll like the
overall sound of it.
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