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Distant Sun Chords


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Distant Sun
By Neil Finn / Crowded House

The other versions posted never seemed quite right to me. Today, I 
found a cover version someone recorded and posted on YouTube. The 
chords sound much closer to the original CH version, so I watched 
his finges and worked out the chords for myself. I'm not entirely 
certain about some of the chord *names* (I used a chord name lookup 
tool), but the fingerings seem pretty right. Enjoy!

Sounds good with capo at 2nd Fret

C        332010
Fmaj7    x33210
Am       002210
D9       200210
F        133211
E        022100
G        320003
Dm7      xx0211
Fsus2    133111

C | Fmaj7 | C | Fmaj7 | C | Fmaj7 | C | Fmaj7

C                                 Fmaj7
Tell me all the things you would change
C                                 Fmaj7
I don't pretend to know what you want
Am                               D9
When you come around and spin my top
             F            E
Time and again, time and again
C                       Fmaj7
No fire where I lit my spark
C                       Fmaj7
I am not afraid of the dark
Am                         D9
Where your words devour my heart
                 F             E
And put me to shame, put me to shame

G                     Dm7
Your seven worlds collide
F             G       C
Whenever I am by your side
G                   Dm7
Dust from a distant sun
F                G    C
Will shower over everyone

Fmaj7| C | Fmaj7

C                                  Fmaj7
You're still so young to travel so far
C                          Fmaj7
Old enough to know who you are
Am                       D9
Wise enough to carry the scars
            F                        E
Without any blame, there's no-one to blame
C                             Fmaj7
It's easy to forget what you learned
C                            Fmaj7
Waiting for the thrill to return
Am                  D9
Feeling your desire burn
And drawn to the flame

(Chorus, then repeat second phrase)
G                   Dm7
Dust from a distant sun
F                 G
Will shower over everyone

Am                   D9   F
And I'm lying on the table washed out in the flood
Am     D9               F                         
Like a Christian fearing vengeance from above
Am                 D9           F
I don't pretend to know what you want
But I offer love...
G | Dm7 | F | G | C
G | Dm7 | F | G | C

G                 Dm7
Seven worlds will collide
F             G       C
Whenever I am by your side
G                   Dm7
Dust from a distant sun
F                G    C
Will shower over everyone

E | F | Fsus2
C | E | F | Fsus2
As time slips by ...
C | E | F | Fsus2
(repeat as desired, maybe throw in some random lyrics like Neil often does)
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Kinpa12 wrote on August 29 2011, 12:22 pm

the E major should be an E7

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johnny1283 wrote on October 23 2013, 09:21 am

capo on 3, and bridge part is a G not a D9, otherwise perfect!

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johnny1283 wrote on October 24 2013, 08:38 am

i have also noticed in the outro the chord progression is C E F Fsus2, but replace the C with an Am alternating, then it finally is perfect lol

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