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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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LEAST COMPLICATED (Emily Saliers)
---------------------------------
[Emily plays this in A with no capo; Amy plays it in G with a capo on
 the second fret.  Note that I wrote down Amy's chords, even though in
 the intro, and in parts of the first verse and last verse, Amy doesn't
 even play (that's why those chords are in parentheses).  So, if you want
 to play Emily's chords, transpose everything up a whole step.  Emily's
 picking pattern for the intro and first and last verse is at the end.]

[Each chord is half a measure.  I think Amy plays C/G as 3x2013.]

[You can play the melody in the mandolin parts by playing G7 (320001)
 instead of G; use your index finger and pinky to find the melody.]

(G)  (C/G)  (G)  (G)     (G)  (C/G)  (G)  (G)
[intro]

         (G)        (C/G)     (G)  (G)
I sit two stories above the street
          (G)               (C/G)       (G)  (G)
It's awful quiet here since love fell asleep
                    Am           G/B
There's life down below me though
C                  D                G   C/G  G  G
  The kids are walking home from school

         G        C/G          G   G
So long ago when we were taught
             G            C/G               G   G
That for whatever kind of puzzle you've got
                          Am        G/B
You just stick the right formula in
    C           D     G   C/G  G  G
A solution for every fool

                D          D         C       C
I remember the time when I came so close to you
        G             G        Am7            Am7
Sent me skipping my class and running from school
      C                C           D [tacet]
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool
                G             D            C
What makes me think I could start clean slated
    C            D [tacet]                 G   C/G  G  G    G  C/G  G  G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated  [mandolin]

          G             C/G          G   G
Oh I just sit up in the house and resist
           G            C/G        G   G
And not be seen until I cease to exist
                          Am7     G/B
A kind of conscientious objection
C           D           G  C/G  G  G
  A kind of dodging the draft

            G                C/G             G   G
The boy and girl are holding hands on the street
                  G         C/G           G   G
And I don't want to but I think you just wait
                    Am7       G/B
It's more than just eye-to-eye
            C             D        G  Gsus4  G  G
Learn the things I could never apply

                    D(sus4?)   D(sus4?)  C    C(9)
And I remember the time when I came so close with you
      G           G               Am7        Am7
I let everything go it seemed the only truth
      C                C                  D [tacet]
And I bought you that ring; it seemed the thing to do
                G             D           C
What makes me think I could start clean slated
    C            D [tacet]                 G    G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated
                   G             D           C
So what makes me think I could start clean slated
    C            D            D            G    G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

     Am7           Am7         Em7         Em7
Ohhhhh, I'm just a mirror of a mirror of myself
C           D            G   G
  All the things that I do
        Em           Em             Bm         Bm
And the next time I fall, I'm gonna have to recall
         C          C/B  Am7   C/G   D   (D)-(Dsus4) (D) [tacet]
It isn't love, it's only something   new      

         (G)        (C/G)     (G)  (G)
I sit two stories above the street
          (G)               (C/G)       (G)  (G)
It's awful quiet here since love fell asleep
                    Am7          G/B
There's life down below me though
C                 D                 G   C/G   G   G
  The kids are walking home from school

                    D          D         C      C(9)
And I remember the time when I came so close with you
        G             G        Am7            Am7
Sent me skipping my class and running from school
      C                C           D [tacet]
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool
                G             D            C
What makes me think I could start clean slated
    C            D             D           G    G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated   
                   G             D           C
So what makes me think I could start clean slated
    C            D [tacet]                G    C/G   G   G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated  [mandolin]
              G   C/G  G  G
Least complicated
              G [tacet; single notes: F-F-F-E-D, D-E-F-F-F-E-D-C-D etc.]
Least complicated       (Na naa, na na na na naaaa...)




EMILY'S PICKING PATTERN:

  A                Asus4            A       Asus9    A     Asus9
E ----------------|------0---------|----------------|----------------|
B --------2-------|2=3-------3-----|----------0-----|0=2---0-------0-|
G --------------2-|----------------|------2-------2-|----------2-----|
D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .  ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .



- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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mantonmama wrote on April 18 2010, 05:50 pm

Love this song! Thanks! Well done!

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