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Amy Hit The Atmosphere Chords

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Amy Hit the Atmosphere
Counting Crows

*** Capo on 1 ***

The previous version was close, but some of the chords sounded weird and he 
missed a couple of key spots. I think I've figure them out, and tranposed
this into a set of chords that work really nice -- many pair above, below
each other on same frets and make intuitive slides in the progression. These
chords appear to have F basses often, example B/F anc C/F. Well, this is 
much easier with capo as A/E and B/E (just leave top E open).

(Updated: I corrected the intro and outro, which are not the same as the
verse chords as suggested. I also realized the timing was off, and that is
now reflected correctly.)

Great song, one of my CC favorites. Take it nice and mellow.

Chords: (Capo on 1 brings chords to key of F)
E   - 022100
A   - x02220 (often A/E, 002220)
F#m - 244222
B   - x24442
C#m - x46654
G#m - 466444

> = slide up
< = slide down
~ = ring (and/or rake)

Section detail
--------------

Intro:
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
E       A       |B*      A (E)(A)| (*B/E, 024442)
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   / /
E       A       |B*      A (E)(A)| (*E/B, x22100, but B is fine)
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   / /

(note: second line's B is closer to an E. But, it is most important to hit
the B note, in E/B or B, so I list it as a B)

Verse:
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
E       A       |F#m     A (E)(A)|
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   / /
E       A       |F#m     B       |
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   ///
E       A       |F#m     A (E)(A)|
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   / /
E       A       |F#m     B       |
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   //<
A       B       |E               | 
/   //> /   ///  /      (/   / /)   

Chorus:
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
C#m             |G#m             |
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /  ///
A       E       |B               |
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   / /
G#m             |C#m             |
/  ///  /  ///   /~      /    //
A       E       |A       E       |
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   ///
A       E       |C#m             |
/  ///  /  ///   /  ///  /   / /
B               |A       B       |
/       /   //<  /   //> /   ///
E* (start intro)
/      

=======

Okay, let's get into it...

Intro: (really piano, play chords faintly)
E    A    |B    A(E)(A)|
E    A    |B    A(E)(A)|
(repeat)

Verse 1 & 2:
E                  A           |F#m           A   (E)(A) |  
If I could make it rain      to-day,
E                  A           |F#m           B          |
And wash away this sunny day    down  to  the gutter,  I 
E                  A           |F#m           A   (E)(A) |
would, justa getta change   of  pace.
E                  A           |F#m           B          |
Things are getting worse, but I feel  a  lot  better, and
A                     B          |E                      |
that's all that really matters to me.

E           A      F#m     A (E)(A)
Amy hit the at-mo-sphere
E                A           F#m         B
Caught herself a rocket ride out of this gutter. And,
E                  A       F#m      A (E)(A)
she's never coming back, I fear.
E           A              F#m         B
Any time it rains she just feels a lot better, and
A                     B         
that's all that really matters to 
E
me.     (We've waited...)

Chorus:
C#m                     |G#m                     |
Sooooooooo-ooo-ooo-ooo   long,              for
A           E           |B                       |
someone  to take us back home.    It just takes...
G#m                     |C#m                     |
Sooooooooo-ooo-o-o-ooo   long!
A             E         |A           E           |
Meanwhile the days  are  driftin'  a-way    and
A           E           |C#m                     |
some of us  sink like a  stoooooooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-
B                       |A            B          |
-ne!                     Waiting for  mothers to
E* (start intro)                      
come.

E*   A    |B    A(E)(A)|
E    A    |B    A(E)(A)|

Verse 3:
E                 A           F#m      A (E)(A)
There has to be a change, I'm sure.
E                A          F#m   B  
Today was just a day fading into another. And,
E                  A         F#m     A (E)(A)
that can't be what a life is for
E                  A            F#m         B
The only thing she said was she feels a lot better. And,
A                     B      
that's all that really matters to
E
me.    'Cuz we've waited... 

C#m        G#m
Soooooooo  long,     for
A          E            B
someone to take us back home.  It just takes...
G#m        C#m
Soooooooo  long
A             E         A         E
Meanwhile the day’s are driftin' away  and
A          E               C#m       
some of us sink like we're stoooooooo-
B          A           B
-one!      Waiting for mothers to
E* (start outro)
come.

Guitar Solo & Outro (using Intro chords):

E*   A    |B    A(E)(A)|
E    A    |B    A(E)(A)|

E              A                 |
 I wanna know,   I wanna know 
B              A      (E)   (A)  |
 I wanna know, I don't wanna know

(repeat a bunch, then...)

E             A    
 I wanna know, I wanna know
B                    A      (E)   (A)
All I really know is I don't wanna know

(repeat a bunch, then last time play...)

E             A             (slow down)
 I wanna know, I wanna know
B             A       
All  I  really know is 
E       A
I don't wanna 
E (single strum)
know


-C.Hall
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acade365 wrote on March 23 2009, 12:04 pm

nice tab! a mistake though:

during the chorus, the first time adam sings "so loooong", its C#m - G#m, but the second time it's G#m - C#m

C#m--------G#m
Soooooooo long, for
someone to take us back home. It just takes...
G#m--------C#m
Soooooooo long

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chall_99 wrote on March 23 2009, 12:46 pm

Ouch! Lost a star for that, huh? I'll check it out and correct if I agree. I didn't hear that subtle difference, but you may be right. Thanks for the comment. Since I just posted this, I'd like to get it cleaned up (5 star ready). I would like to add riffs for piano intro and the distinct 3 note walk down at the end of the last count of the verse measures, if you have them figure out, post and I'll incorporate.

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acade365 wrote on March 26 2009, 02:37 pm

another correction: during the last part of the verse, you should change the A for a D and the B for an A:

now it is:
A---------------------B-----------E
that's all that really matters to me.

but it should be
D---------------------A-----------E
that's all that really matters to me.

its still a 4 star tab

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