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Idlewild Chords

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Artist: Gretchen Peters
Song: Idlewild
Tabbed by: DJ
19th Nov 2012

CAPO: 3rd fret (Sounds in key of Cm)

A childhood perspective on a family breaking up,
with a backdrop of the turbulent events of the early 1960's



     Am    Am/G    Fmaj7          Am    Am/G    Fmaj7    
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / :|| (Twice)

                Am         Am/G              Fmaj7      
They're in the front seat,      he's got the radio low,
         Am               Am/G          Fmaj7
And the moon hangs over Idlewild as the planes touch down,
        Am      Am/G              Fmaj7
He is talking,        she's not listening,
        Am              Am/G      Fmaj7
She is thinking of her father, who died when she was young!

  Am    Am/G    Fmaj7          
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |

            Am         Am/G                 Fmaj7      
I'm in the back seat,       they think I'm sleeping,
            Am             Am/G                  Fmaj7
But I am listening for the cracks between their voices, in the dark,
           Am     Am/G             Fmaj7
We are a family,        we are a shipwreck,
            Am            Am/G            Fmaj7          Am   Am/G  Fmaj7
And we are picking up my Grandma, who is getting... very old!

                      Dm           (F)          Am    
And they think she's dying, but I think she's laughing,
 (Am/G)        Dm              (F)                  G                    
I think she's riding 'Halley's Comet', from Fort Lauderdale to here, 
   (G/B)   Dm            (F)        Am    (Am/G)  
But when I see her, I'll keep her secret,     
Dm               (F)             G                     Gsus4  G
We all have our secrets that we keep inside ourselves! 

  Am    Am/G    Fmaj7          
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |

                  Am     Am/G           Fmaj7      
They built this airport,        but in a few years...
            Am            Am/G       Fmaj7
...They'll name it after Kennedy, the one who died today,
              Am        Am/G              Fmaj7
And he will leave her,       and she will suffer,
               Am          Am/G             Fmaj7    Am  Am/G  Fmaj7
And they will never really know each other...    at---- all!

                   Dm            (F)          Am     
They think we're driving,  but I know we're drifting,
    (Am/G)       Dm                 (F)               G                    
They think we're off on some ad - venture, where the hero saves the day, 
  (G/B)          Dm        (F)           Am     
We think we're special, we think we're golden,   
  (Am/G)         Dm           (F)                G                  Gsus4  G
We think we're walking on the moon, but we are dancing in the dark! 

Am    Am/G     Fmaj7     Am     Am/G    Fmaj7       
OO---, ooo----!        |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |

               Am      Am/G                 Fmaj7      
We shoot our rockets,        we shoot our presidents,
               Am              Am/G            Fmaj7
We shoot the commies, and the n*****s, and the Viet Cong,
             Am      Am/G             Fmaj7
Everything changes,        everything stays the same,
         Am               Am/G          Fmaj7           Am   Am/G  Fmaj7
And the moon hangs over Idlewild as the planes... touch----- down!

     Am    Am/G     Fmaj7     Am     Am/G    Fmaj7       
||:  OO---, ooo----!        |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :|| (Repeat)

(Suggestion for coda)
  Am     Am/G    Fmaj7          G6    Amsus2
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /   /  / ||
                                ^  ^   ^
Chords in brackets could be missed out,
I don't think Gretchen plays them, 
but there's the suggestion of them
by the bass part on the record.

Am     =  x02210
Am/G   =  302210
Fmaj7  =  103210
Dm     =  xx0231
(F)    =  133211 
G      =  320003
Gsus4  =  320013
(G/B)  =  x20003
(Am/C) =  x32210
G6     =  320000
Amsus2 =  x02200
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