Bocephus King – Josephina (guitar chords/tab)

Bocephus King

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The chords

The entire song is A D, repeated. Use majors, and throw in some arpeggios.

Lyrics:

What's the point in saying
I'll see you 'round some
Get use to anything
Get used by anyone
Got use to having you
Down here in exile
You've got a heart of grace
As big as Buddha's smile, but

I'm still waiting
You said you'd come for me
I'm still waiting
Just where I said I'd be
If you don't think I'm a number one contender,
Hold on

They gotta name for that
It's prostitution
That's just a wedding ring
It's no solution
He's just a heart attack
He's just a bank account
You gotta save me soul
And cast the demons out

If you still want that trash can wedding
Now pack your bags and you better get ready
If you still think there's a chance for redemption
Hold on

Come back Josephina
We miss you so much

Out here they testify
For drugs or money
Too many points of view
They hate your guts, honey
They'll never leave this place
Without a funeral
I don't recall the song
I know the tune though

I'm still waiting
You said you'd come for me
I'm still waiting
Just where I said I'd be
If you don't think I'm a number one contender,
Hold on

I gotta leave this place
They're killing wishes
Down at the laundromat
They're getting vicious
They parked a Cadillac
Upon my favourite dream, but
There's still a little pride
Left here inside of me

Ghostpoet – Liiines (guitar chords/tab)

Ghostpoet

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Playing notes

This is actually the piano part arranged for guitar.

The chords

The entire song is D E B A using this pattern:

   D       E       B       A
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-|
D|----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-|
A|-5-------7----------------------|
E|--------(0)------7-------5------|

I keep on scribbling
In the spare room I'm living in
Body's here but I'm living in
Why do I keep wasting time
I keep on writing, writing
But them folk ain't biting, biting
Maybe the bait ain't juicy enough
So I'm switching, chucking spice in, 
Add some flavor, up the heat, 
silly rhymes and three-time beats, yeah
But that ain't me - nah, nah, nah
It just ain't me
So like me or lie me
These are the words that just be true
Sending them out with love and faithfully,
Hopefully, they'll mean something to me cause...

Life is too short to store our grudges
Life is too long to make no plans, plans
I'm counting up time that I ain't using (1,2,3,4...)
I need a good use for all these lines, and lines, and lines, and lines
And lines, and lines, and lines, and lines...

[Repeat all]

Lyrics from http://www.lyricshall.com/lyrics/Ghostpoet/Liiines/

The video

Of Monsters and Men – “Lakehouse” (guitar chords/tab)

Of Monsters and Men

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Playing notes

The picking part:

   G                               
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|

   C
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|---------------------------------|

There are a lot of people playing a lot of guitars in this band, so you won’t be able to play all the notes all the time. Choose one of the ones listed below or switch it up (the singer does this as you can see in the video), and have fun with it. The “B” with the E on the bottom sounds really out of place for most of the song, but you can hear it during the outro.

The chords

G: 320033 or 3x0033 or 320003 or 3x0003
C: x32033 or x3x033 or x3x010 or x32013
B: x20033 or x2x033 or 0244xx

G C G C

G                             C
Oh I miss the comfort of this house
                      G
Where we are where we are
                      C
Where we are where we are
    G                             C
The floor under our feet whispers out
                   G                  C
Come on in come on in, where it all begins

The tallest man I've ever seen afloat,
On a boat, on a boat
On a boat, on a boat
He keeps his only son close by
In a bag, in a bag
In a bag on his back

        G               C
Can you chase this fire away
Can you chase this fire away

We climbed up to the top in worn out shoes
But she ran down she ran down
She ran down to the house
A fox that gains our trust, but then breaks it as he walks
Away from us, away from us

Can you chase the fire away
Can you chase the fire away

       B        C         G
In the fall, we sleep all day
       B        C         G
In the fall, we sleep all day

                       G
Where we are, where we are
                       C
Where we are, where we are
                       G
Where we are, where we are
                       C
Where we are, where we are

Can you chase this fire away (Where we are, where we are)
Can you chase this fire away (Where we are where we are)

In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)
In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)

               B           C           G
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la (repeat to end)

The video

Adam Cohen – “What Other Guy” (guitar chords)

Adam Cohen

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This was playing on CBC Radio 2 this morning when I woke up, and I assumed it was a Leonard Cohen cover I hadn’t heard yet. Appropriately it’s his son, finally letting his father’s influence show.

Playing notes

Cohen switches things up a lot throughout the song. Don’t always play the high E string, and throw in some hammer-ons to get the sound right. The G/F#, G/B, and A7sus4 chords are transitional, so you can leave them out if you’re having trouble.

The chords

Capo VI

C: x32033
G: 320033
Em: 022033
D: xx0233
G/F#: 2x0033
G/B: x20033
A7sus4: xx2233

Intro:

C G

C                                    G
    I know what you look like in the morning
                         C
Your kisses are soft and warm
                            G
I can draw you with my eyes closed
                                     C
See you with nothing on but the radi-o
                                    G
I know how many years of French you took
                                    C
Your favourite movies, your favourite books
                            G
I know what really gets you going... glowing

  Em             D                      C
I know where you go with your beautiful friends
  Em            D          C
I know what you taste like when the night ends

G                                          Em   
   I know the kind of thing that makes you laugh
                                      C
The way you tilt your head for a photograph
                              G       G/F#
What other guy knows you like that?

G                                        Em
   And I can name the first guy you ever kissed
                               C
I can name the perfume on your wrist
                              G       G/F#
What other guy knows you like that?

    C     G/B
Oh, Anne
    D     A7sus4
Oh, Anne

C                                      G 
   I know what you want by what you're wearing
                            C
The kind of night you're preparing
                                      G
I know what your hands do when you're kissing
                                         C
Your number one and number two favourite positions
                     G
I know how your skin glistens... listen

  Em             D                      C
I know where you go with your beautiful friends
  Em            D          C
I know what you taste like when the night ends

G                                          Em   
   I know the kind of thing that makes you laugh
                                      C
The way you tilt your head for a photograph
                              G       G/F#
What other guy knows you like that?

G                                        Em
   And I can name the first guy you ever kissed
                               C
I can name the perfume on your wrist
                              G       G/F#
What other guy knows you like that?

    C     G/B
Oh, Anne
    D     A7sus4
Oh, Anne
    C     G/B
Oh, Anne
    D     A7sus4
Oh, Anne

  Em             D                      C
I know where you go with your beautiful friends
  Em            D          C
I know what you taste like when the night ends

G                                          Em   
   I know the kind of thing that makes you laugh
                                      C
The way you tilt your head for a photograph
                              G       G/F#
What other guy knows you like that?

G                                        Em
   And I can name the first guy you ever kissed
                               C
I can name the perfume on your wrist
                              G       G/F#
What other guy knows you like that?

    C     G/B
Oh, Anne
    D     A7sus4
Oh, Anne
    C     G/B
Oh, Anne
    D     A7sus4
Oh, Anne

The video

Ani DiFranco & Utah Phillips – “Korea” (bass guitar tab)

Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco

The tab

This one’s really simple, but one of my favourite bass riffs.

G|--4-----2-----------|
D|----5-----0---2-----|
A|--------------------|
E|-----------------0--|

-or-

G|--4-----------------|
D|----5---7-----------|
A|----------5---7-----|
E|-----------------0--|

The song

Listen here.

And I watched her through the rain coming through the ceiling and thought back to Salt Lake; and my father, Sid, who ran the Capitol Theatre. It was a movie house, but it had been an old vaudeville house, and he wanted to bring live performances back to the Capitol. In 1948, he invited Marian Anderson to come and sing there. And I remembered we went to the train station to pick her up and took her to the biggest hotel in town—the Hotel Utah—but they wouldn’t let her stay there because she was black. And I remember my father’s humiliation, and her humiliation, as I saw her singing there through the rain.

And I realized right then; I said “Brenden right then, I knew that it was all wrong; that it all had to change. And that that change had to start with me.”

TV on the Radio – Golden Age (Guitar Chords/Tab)

TV on the Radio

Photo Credit: Radio Milwaukee

Playing Notes

I use the following positions for chords:

C: 332010
G: 320033
Bb: 113331
F: 133211

Power chords will sounds just fine, though.

The Chords

TV on the Radio
Golden Age

Verse riff:

A|--3-1-3-1--3-1-3--1-1-1--|

Chorus riff:

D|-----5--------3--|
A|--3--------1-----|

Heart beat sounding
Ricocheting in their cage
Thought I'd lose my balance
With the grounds bounce and sway
And all this violence
And all this goes away
And the vibes that rise like
Fireflies illuminate our play

Some light being
Pulled you up from night's party
Said clap your hands
If you think your soul is free
And the silence was astounding
'cept some "Oh Lord!! Mercy Me's"
And oh you can't stop what's comin' up
You're never gonna stop gonna live it up
And oh it's gonna drop gonna fill your cup
And oh it's gonna drop gonna fill your cup

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

Give it up
'stead of grabbing for decay
What we viewed as gold
I believe pollutes this space
And its grace ascending
Like a snake up your tree
Up your happy ending understanding
All your s'pposed to be

Let it move right in
Let it kiss your face
Let it sow your skin
In perpetual embrace
Like I said "Love's Light is Laughter"
Like the sun spitting happiness into the hereafter
Oh here it comes like a natural disaster
Ah blowing up like a ghetto blaster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

C               F
Love, don't you falter
        C
Burning hearts
Dragged behind
             F
The horses dancing on the altar
                C
Hooves breaking Gods
           F
To diamond dust and stars
And there you are...

Now we're all allowed to breathe
Walls dissolve
With the hunger and the greed
Move your body
You've got all you need
And your arms in the air stir a sea of stars
And oh here it comes and it's not so far

All light beings
Come on now make haste
Clap your hands
If you think you're in the right place
Thunder all surrounding
Aw feel it quake with the joy resounding
Palm to the palm you can feel it pounding
Never give it up you can feel it mounting
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup and
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

           C        G        Bb       F
The age of miracles
           C        G        Bb       F
The age of sound
               C        G        Bb       F
Well there's a Golden Age
       C        G        Bb       F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round

C        G        Bb       F



Tabbed by Matthew Gruman, matthewgruman.com

The Video

See the video here.

Soso – The First of a Thousand Goodbyes (Guitar Chords/Tab)

Soso - the Birthday Songs

Photo Credit: Clothes Horse Records.

The Chords

soso – the first of a thousand goodbyes

Em Bm Am

I guess I thought his clothes and personal possessions 
would somehow make me feel his presence.
But his mittens with mismatching thumbs are 
dumb without his hands to animate them.

I guess in the same way i thought that if i lay myself down in this field something would be revealed
if i listen hard, i listen hard

Things are rarely as i expect
Echoing Hallmark card sentiments like
“Please accept our deepest sympathies”
and quotings with great regret

A lifetime of generating assets can be a real pain in the ass
Shifting through old boxes of shit in the garage
And when old people die there are no casserole and pies at the end of the rainbow
Just a lot of grown ups with wet eyes

Red faces and neck ties from ten years ago
On the last happy or sad occasion
And don' forget to get the good shirt laundered

I've squandered all my thoughtful words in the first third of my life
And i said i wasn't going to write anymore songs like this
I don't want to write anymore songs like this

I, I know
I know this the first of a thousand goodbyes
I, I know
I know this is the first of ten thousand goodbyes

The Song

Download an mp3 from Clothes Horse Records.

Rent – You’ll See (Guitar Tab/Chords)

Poster for the Musical Rent

Photo Credit: Rugged Elegance.

The Intro

The intro part should be involve some sort of pick pattern to sound like the record. The notes in parenthesis (G# and Bb) are just individual notes to be played on the bass strings.

The Chords

Rent
You'll See (from the movie soundtrack)

C C/b Am (G#) (Bb)

ROGER
What Happened to Benny?
What Happened to his Heart
And the Ideals he Once Pursued?

BENNY
And the Owner of that lot Next Door
Has the Right to do with it as he Pleases

ROGER
Happy Birthday, Jesus

G

BENNY (spoken)
The Rent

MARK
You're wasting your time

ROGER (spoken)
We're broke

F

MARK
And you Broke your Word-This is Absurd

G

BENNY
There is One Way you Won't Have to Pay

F

ROGER
I Knew It

G

BENNY
Next Door
The Home of CyberArts
You see

F
And now that the Block is Rezoned
G
Our Dream can Become
F
A Reality

C                F
You'll See Boys
C                F
You'll See Boys

VERSE

(spoken)
A State of the Art
Digital
Virtual
Interactive Studio
I'll Forego your Rent

And on Paper Guarantee
That you can Stay here for Free

If You'll Do Me One Small Favor

MARK (spoken)
What?

BENNY (spoken)
Convince Maureen
To Cancel her Protest

MARK (spoken)
Why not get an Injunction
Or Call the Cops?

BENNY
(spoken)
I did, and They're on Stand By

G

But my Investors Would Rather
F
I Handle this Quietly

ROGER (spoken)
You can't Quietly Wipe Out
An Entire Tent City
Then Watch "It's Wonderful Life"
On T.V.

BENNY
You Wanna Produce Films
And Write Songs

You Need Somewhere to Do It
It's What we Used to Dream About
Think Twice Before You Poo Poo It

C         F
You'll See Boys
You'll See Boys

Eb                        C
You'll See the Beauty of a Studio
Eb              
That Let's Us Do Our Work
         C
And Get Paid
Eb
With Condos on the Top
C
Who's Rent Keeps Open our Shop
Eb
Just Stop the Protest
                   D
And You'll Have It Made
        C
You'll See

Or You'll Pack

The Song

Tim Fite – Big Mistake (Guitar Chords)

Tim Fite

Photo Credit: LA Times

The Chords

Tim Fite
Big Mistake

Capo VI

C: x32010 -or- x32013
Em: 022000 -or- 022003
Am: x02210 -or- x02x15
F: 133211

The alternate chords, while a bit tricky to play, sound more like the record.

The entire song, save the "hold Am" parts, is:
C Em Am F

Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better 
Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder 
Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly 
If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me 

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am)

Ti-time-timing is everything if you've got nothin' but time 
(I got nothin' but time) 
And a lie don't mean nothin' if nobody knows when you're lying 
(lie when you lie) 
So lie when you do, lie when you don't 
Lie when you didn't, lie till you lie, lie, lie, lie 
They're wonderin' if anybody else is lying 

(end Am)

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am)
'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day 
When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way  (hold Am)

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait 
And wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait 

Everyone gets to make one big mistake 
(mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake) 
And if you're waitin' on me 
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (you're gonna have to wait) 
'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day 
(it doesn't even matter if it don't even matter) 
When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way (hold Am)

Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better 
Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder (hold Am)
Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly 
If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me (hold Am)


Tabbed by Matthew Gruman, matthewgruman.com
Lyrics from http://www.onlylyrics.com/hits.php?grid=5&id=1024209

The Video

Citizen Cope – More Than it Seems (Guitar Chords)

Citizen Cope

Photo source: Showclix.

Thirds

Citizen Cope/Clarence Greenwood has a very restrained playing style in that he rarely plays full chords. Most of the guitar work in this song is with thirds; you can try these chords:

  • G: 320xxx
  • C: x320xx
  • A: 542xxx

The Chords

Citizen Cope
More Than it Seems

The entire song is: G C A G

Lyrics:

Your so Pure(ah)
Your heart is full of
All i ever need
And i cant take it
I cant speak
So i just sit here and stare

My adorer, let me tell you a story
About someone in me
Now its gunna be surrounding me

Break my silence

Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams

My adorer, they say i dont know ya
I sure do know
Sure do miss ya
I can't take it
I can't take it

My adorer, your heart is full of
All ill ever need
I cant take it
I cant speak

Break my silence

Yea its a little bit more than it seems
We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Yea its a little bit more than it seems
(We can make it) We can make outside my dreams
Outside my dreams

Tabbed by Matthew Gruman

http://matthewgruman.com

Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/citizen_cope_lyrics_9271/every_waking_moment_lyrics_31222/more_than_it_seems_lyrics_338473.html

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