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Ghost Chords

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GHOST -- Indigo Girls

This version is complete with authentic chords & list of fingerings, verse picking 
patterns, plus lead-in riffs to the chorus and last verse. Enjoy!

Intro/verse: D9/F#, G, C9, G/B (see figures at bottom of page)


There's a letter on the desktop, that I dug out of a drawer
The last truce we ever came to, from our adolescent war
And I start to feel the fever, from the warm air through the screen
You come regular like seasons, shadowing my dreams (extra C9 G/B D9/F# G)

Well, the Mississippi's mighty, but it starts in Minnesota
At a place that you could walk across with five steps down
And I guess that's how you started like a pinprick to my heart
            D9/F#                G                C9
But at this point you rush right through me and I start to drown

      (strum)  D          D#dim        Em-Em7       A7sus-A7
   And there's not enough room in this world for my pain
   D                  D/C#               Bm7
   Signals cross and love gets lost and time passed makes it plain
      D            D#dim     Em-Em7        A7sus-A7
   Of all my demon spirits I need you the most
   I'm in love with your ghost x2  C9 G/B D9/F# G

Dark and dangerous like a secret, that gets whispered in a hush
When I wake the things I dreamt about you last night make me blush
When you kiss me like a lover, then you sting me like a viper
I go follow to the river, play your memory like the piper

   And I feel it like a sickness, how this love is killing me
   But I'd walk into the fingers of your fire willingly
   And dance the edge of sanity, I've never been this close
   In love with your ghost

Oo oo-oo ooooooooooooo oo-oo oooooo oo oooo   x2   C9, G/B, D9/F#, G

  (strum) Em-Em7                        A7sus     A7
Unknowing captor, you'll never know how much you
           D      D/C#         F#11
Pierced my spirit, but I can't touch you
         Bm        Bm/A      Bm/G#   Bm/A*
Can you hear it, a cry to be free
B7                   Em        E    Am   C               D D/C G/B D
  I'm forever under lock and key as you pass through me (bridge riff)

Now I see your face before me, I would launch a thousand ships
To bring your heart back to my island, as the sand beneath me slips
As I burn up in your presence, and I know now how it feels
To be weakened like Achilles, with you always at my heels

   And my bitter pill to swallow is the silence that I keep
   It poisons me, I can't swim free, the river is too deep
   Though I'm baptized by your touch, I am no worse at most
      C  G6/B       D(9)/F#   G6
   In love with your ghost
   In love with your ghost x3  (shadowing my dreams; ooooooooh x2)

End with outro fill & riff. Strum D/F# to finish (200232).

Chords (in order of appearance):
D9/F# 200230
G     3x0030
C9    x32030
G/B   x20030
D     xx0232
D#dim xx1212
Em    022000
Em7   022030 (strum backwards and hold two beats in Bridge)
A7sus x02030
A7    x02020
D/C#  x4x232
Bm7   x24232
F#11  244300
Bm    x24432
Bm/A  x04432
Bm/G# 4x4430
Bm/A* x04430
B7    x24242
E     022100
Am    x02210
C     x32010

Intro/outro fill (skip initial hammer-on first time through):
e -------------------------------------|3-----2-----3--------------|
B ---------------3-----1-----0---------|----------------3----------|
G -----------0---------0-----0---------|---------------------------|
D -(0h)2/4-------------2-----0---------|---------------------------|
A -------------------------------------|3---------------2----------|
E -------------------------------------|---------------------------|

Intro/1st verse/outro riff:
  D9/F#           G                C9              G/B
e --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ------3-------3-------3-------3-|------3-------3-------3-------3-|
G --2-------2-------0-------0-----|--0-------0-------0-------0-----|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------0-------0---|
A --------------------------------|3-------3-------2-------2-------|
E 2-------2-------3-------3-------|--------------------------------|

Main riff (technically starts at C9 for instrumental after 1st verse):
  D9/F#           G                C9              G/B
e ------0---------------0---------|------0---------------0---------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------3-----|
G --2-----------2---0-----------0-|--0-----------0---0-----------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------0-------0---|
A --------------------------------|3-------3-------2-------2-------|
E 2-------2-------3-------3-------|--------------------------------|

C9 riff before each chorus:        (and on to strum chorus chords)
e ------3-------3-------3-------3-|-2...----------------------|
B ----------0-------0-------0-----|-3...----------------------|
G --0-----------------------------|-2...----------------------|
D ----2-------2-------2-------2---|-0...----------------------|
A 3-------3-------3-------3-------|---------------------------|
E --------------------------------|---------------------------|

Bridge outro riff:
  D               D/C              G/B              D
e ------2---------------0---------|------0----------2----------|
B --3-------3---3-----------3---3-|----------3---3--3----------|
G ----2-------2-----2-------------|--0---------0----2----------|
D 0-------0-----------0-------0---|----0------------0----------|
A ----------------3-------3-------|2-------2-------------------|
E --------------------------------|----------------------------|
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