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I Was Meant For The Stage Chords

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The Decemberists - I Was Meant For The Stage Chords 

Play it softly and mean it - Brian

C
I was meant for the stage, 
F                   C
I was meant for the curtain. 
C     Cmaj9    Am          Am7/G
I was meant to tread these boards, 
   F              C
Of this much i am certain. 

C
I was meant for the crowd, 
F                   C
I was meant for the shouting. 
C     Cmaj9    Am          Am7/G
I was meant to raise these hands 
     F               C       G
With quiet all about me. oh, oh. 

C
Mother, please, be proud. 
F             C
Father, be forgiven. 
C    Cmaj9      Am       Am7/G
Even though you told me 'Son, 
       F              C          G
you'll never make a living.' oh, oh. 

G                            F
From the floorboards to the fly, 
                      C
Here I was fated to reside. 
                       G
And as I take my final bow, 
                      C
Was there ever any doubt? 
                            F
And as the spotlights fade away, 
                                 C
And you're escorted through the foyer,
                             G 
You will resume your callow ways, 
                          C
But I was meant for the stage. 
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Hankjwimbleton wrote on March 30 2007, 11:33 pm

Good tab, but they mess around with the chords alot, with Cadd2 and the like. Also, the G at the begining of the chorus shifts to a G7, I think, as well as the second C in the chorus.

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stephenmc wrote on March 12 2009, 11:07 am

Close. Shifts to a C7, which is the secondary dominant of the F. Colin sings a B natural while the guitar is playing a Bb and you can hear that dissonance if you listen for it.

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multimediaspeak wrote on April 22 2010, 05:01 pm

i agree with the above comments about the g7 and c7- also i think cmaj9 can be replaced with a c/b type chord to sound better- like x20010
heres some of the other chords mentioned above too-
G7- 320001
c7- 032410
Cadd2- 030010
am7/g- 320010 or 302010

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