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Subject: c/counting_crows/a_long_december.crd
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 00:20:02 -0800
From: Stefan Nijenhuis 

A Long December - Counting Crows (from cd 'Recovering the satelites')

pretty correct to me. if you have any correction, please mail them to
me. grtz. STF.


intro: F Bb Gm Bb F Bb Gm

Bb       F                  C            Gm
A long December and there's reason to believe
      Bb                F               Bb
Maybe this year will be better than the last
  Gm      Bb         F                   C
I can't remember the last thing that you said
            Gm
as you were leavin'
        F             Bb
Now the days go by so fast
         F               Bb         Gm    Bb
And it's one more day up in the canyons
         F                 Bb       Gm    Bb
And it's one more night in Hollywood
       F                  Bb        Gm -stop-           F
If you think that I could be forgiven...I wish you would
  Bb   Gm  Bb ....
nanananananananana..

The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl

And it's one more day up in the conyons
And it's one more night in Hollywood
If you think you might come to California...I think you should

Drove up to the Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower
Makes you talk a little lower about
the things you could not show her

And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass

And it's been one more day up in the canyon
And it's one more night in Hollywood
It's been so long since I've seen the ocean...I guess I should

-----------------------------------
Tabbed by Stefan and Dennis Nijenhuis
s.nijenhuis@pi.net


                Counting Crows...long december

Transcribed By Hogfrog


Bb              F                          C             Gm
A long December and there's reason to believe
           Bb                     F                     Bb
Maybe this year will be better than the last
Gm           Bb                      F                              C                Gm
   I can't remember the last thing  you said as you were leavin'
        F             Bb
Now the days go by so fast

Chorus:
              F                    Bb                Gm
And it's one more day up in the canyons
              F                     Bb               Gm
And it's one more night in Hollywood
              F                      Bb          Gm | Bb..
If you think that I could be forgiven...         I wish you would

F         Bb
Na na na na
Gm          Bb
Na na na na na na na na na
F         Bb       Gm
Na na na na yeah

Bb                   F
The smell of hospitals in winter
                 C                                         Bb                     F
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
Bb         Gm                    F
All at once you look across a crowded room
    C             Gm                     F             Bb
To see the way that light attaches to a girl

                F                       Bb                   Gm
And it's one more day up in the canyons
                F                          Bb                 Gm
And it's one more night in Hollywood
                F                                Bb            Gm | Bb..
If you think you might come to California.        ..I think you should

Bb                   F                        C                   Gm
Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
           Bb                F                      Bb
And talked a little while about the year
Gm                    Bb                    F                       C
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
                    Gm              F                        Bb
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not
        show her

Bb                                F                                C                      Gm
And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
               Bb                      F                    Bb
Maybe this year will be better than the last
Gm            Bb                   F                        C
I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself
            Gm                                            Bb
To hold on to these moments as they pass
                F                        Bb                 Gm
And it's one more day up in the canyon
                F                           Bb            Gm
And it's one more night in Hollywood
                F                         Bb           Gm | Bb..
It's been so long since I've seen the ocean...          I guess I should


DO THE NA NA NA THING AGAIN RIGHT HERE


Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 19:59:51 EST
From: Max Entropy 

A Long December
by The Counting Crows
from Recovering The Satellites
brought to you by Tony Donato and Sal Ferrarello

NOTE:  This is A Long December in a different key than already exists
in the file by Michael A. Mazur.  I find this key easier to play in and
it
still sounds great.

[C]A long [G]December and there's [D]reason to [Am]believe
Maybe [C]this year will be [G]better than the [C]last
[C]I can't [G]remember the last thing that you [D]said as you were
[Am]leavin'
Now the [C]days go [G]by so [C]fast
And it's [G]one more day up [C]in the can[Am]yons
And it's [G]one more night [C]in Hollywood[Am]
If you [G]think that I could [C]be for[Am]given...I wish you would
[Chorus:  G C Am D   G C Am]

[C]The smell of [G]hospitals in [D]winter
And the [Am]feeling that it's [C]all a lot of [G]oysters, but no
[C]pearls
All at [G]once you look [D]across a crowded [Am]room
To see the [C]way that light [G]attaches to a [C]girl
And it's [G]one more day up [C]in the can[Am]yons
And it's [G]one more night [C]in Hollywood[Am]
If you [G]think you might [C]come to Cali[Am]fornia...I think you should
[Chorus]

[C]Drove up to [G]Hillside Manor [D]sometime after [Am]two a.m.
And [C]talked a little [G]while about the [C]year
I guess the [G]winter makes you [D]laugh a little [Am]slower,
Makes you [C]talk a little [G]lower about the [C]things you could not
show her
And it's been a long [G]December and there's [D]reason to [Am]believe
Maybe [C]this year will be [G]better than the [C]last
I can't [G]remember all the [D]times I tried to [Am]tell my myself
To [C]hold on to these [G]moments as they [C]pass
And it's [G]one more day up [C]in the can[Am]yons
And it's [G]one more night [C]in Hollywood[Am]
It's [G]been so long since I've [C]seen the ocean[Am]...I guess I should
[Chorus]

Any questions or comments can be sent to max_Entropy@juno.com


Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 16:06:07 -0400
From: "Matt J. MacDonald" 
Cc: "Matt J. MacDonald" 
Subject: "A Long December" by Counting Crows

Long December    by Counting Crows

Transcribed By Matt J. MacDonald


Here is a correcction and improvment on a file posted earlier,
it is easier to play it this way because there are no barre
chords (because of the capo) with just one guitar accompanying
yourself for instance. It probably sounds ok with a band too. Enjoy!


*****CAPO 3*****(actual chords in brackets for piano purposes)

INTRO: D(F) G(Bb) Em(Gm) G(Bb)
       D(F) G(Bb) Em(Gm)...(add7)?  <-----(not too sure)

right before the words come in do this:
(relative to the capo)
A|------------------------|
E|-10\3-------------------|
and on the 3 come in with the G(Bb) chord

G(Bb)           D(F)        A(C)           Em(Gm)
A long December and there's reason to believe
        G(Bb)            D(F)             G(Bb)
Maybe this year will be better than the last
Em(Gm)       G(Bb)    D(F)            A(C)                Em(Gm)
I can't remember the last thing  you said as you were leavin'
        D(F)         G(Bb)
Now the days go by so fast

Chorus:
            D(F)         G(Bb)             Em(Gm)
And it's one more day up in the canyons
            D(F)          G(Bb)            Em(Gm)
And it's one more night in Hollywood
            D(F)            G(Bb)       Em(Gm)...|
If you think that I could be forgiven...         I wish you would

D(F)      G(Bb)
Na na na na
Em(Gm)      G(Bb)
Na na na na na na na na na
D(F)      G(Bb) Em(Gm)
Na na na na yeah

G(Bb)           D(F)           A(C)
The smell of hospitals in
winter
         Em(Gm)           G(Bb)          D(F)           G(Bb)
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
Em(Gm)  G(Bb)          D(F)            A(C)
All at once you look across a crowded room
           Em(Gm)            D(F)        G(Bb)
To see the way that light attaches to a girl

            D(F)           G(Bb)          Em(Gm)
And it's one more day up in the canyons
            D(F)             G(Bb)        Em(Gm)
And it's one more night in Hollywood
              D(F)               G(Bb)      Em(Gm)... |
If you think you might come to California.        ..I think you should

D(F)      G(Bb)
Na na na na
Em(Gm)      G(Bb)
Na na na na na na na na na
D(F)      G(Bb)    Em(Gm)
Na na na na yeah

SOLO:(over same chords)
E---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
B---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
G---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
D-4-|-4-4-2-4--4-4-4-4-2-4--2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-0-|-2-4-4-2-4-|
A---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
E---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|

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


G(Bb)         D(F)            A(C)            Em(Gm)
Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
      G(Bb)             D(F)           G(Bb)
And talked a little while about the year
Em(Gm)            G(Bb)        D(F)            A(C)
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
           Em(Gm)          D(F)            G(Bb)
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her

                G(Bb)    D(F)               A(C)        Em(Gm)
And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
         G(Bb)            D(F)             G(Bb)
Maybe this year will be better than the last
Em(Gm)       G(Bb)        D(F)            A(C)
I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself
        Em(Gm)        D(F)             G(Bb)
To hold on to these moments as they pass
            D(F)         G(Bb)            Em(Gm)
And it's one more day up in the canyon
            D(F)            G(Bb)         Em(Gm)
And it's one more night in Hollywood
           D(F)               G(Bb)        Em(Gm)...NC |
It's been so long since I've seen the ocean...    I guess I should

(do this next part 4X)     (on 3rd time you can play the solo over,
D(F)      G(Bb)            but it might not sound good without at least
Na na na na                2 guitars.)
Em(Gm)      G(Bb)
Na na na na na na na na na
D(F)      G(Bb)   Em(Gm)
Na na na na yeah
(last time:)
Em(Gm)    Em(Gm)    Em(Gm)
yeah...yeah.....yeah
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GreenDayUberfan wrote on October 4 2005, 05:51 pm

Good ear!!! Keep the chords a comin!!

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mheady wrote on March 2 2007, 03:51 am

haha chelsea, i couldnt play this song with flow either.. but im the best chord describer in the world. holla at me foos

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[[.:jess:.]] wrote on March 2 2007, 12:42 pm

whoever did the last one with capo on 3
THANK YOU!
*bows*

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