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    ____________________
   / Rufus Wainwright  /
  / In My Arms        /
 / Rufus Wainwright  /
/___________________/

At first, I heard the album version of this song that didn't really appeal to
me. Then this year, when I was sitting cold and tired in queue for Roskilde
Festival, this breathtaking live clip was played on a big screen:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJa4T3mE1F8
I was shocked, and the song haunted me for the rest of the day. It went straight
to the heart, and it also revealed the emotion of the wonderful album version.




 A: (rubato)

    Em     B7sus4 B7      Em     Em/D A/C# Am/C B7sus4 B7    Am7(no3)
:|--0-----:-0----------|:-0-----:-0----0----0--:-0-----2---:-0-------:
:|o-0-----:-------4---o|:-0-----:--------------:-----------:---------:
:|--0-----:-2-----2----|:-0-----:-4----2----2--:-2-----2---:-0-------:
:|--------:------------|:-------:--------------:-----------:---------:
:|o-------:-2-----2---o|:-------:-5----4----3--:-2-----2---:-0-------:
:|--0-----:------------|:-0-----:--------------:-----------:---------:


    Em     B7sus4 B7    Am7(no3)   Em     Em/D A/C# Am/C B7sus4 B7    Am7(no3)
:|--0-----:-0---------:-0-------|:-0-----:-0----0----0--:-0-----2---:-0-------:
:|o-0-----:-------4---:--------o|:-0-----:--------------:-----------:---------:
:|--0-----:-2-----2---:-0-------|:-0-----:-4----2----2--:-2-----2---:-0-------:
:|--------:-----------:---------|:-------:--------------:-----------:---------:
:|o-------:-2-----2---:-0------o|:-------:-5----4----3--:-2-----2---:-0-------:
:|--0-----:-----------:---------|:-0-----:--------------:-----------:---------:

  Em
:-0-------:
:-0-------:
:-0-------:
:---------:
:---------:
:-0-------:



 B: (in time: slow shuffle)
In the album version there's only a contrabass playing a low E,
but live Rufus plays this on the guitar:

    E7                E7               4x
||--0---0-0-0---0---|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--||
||o-0---0-0-0---0---|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-o||
||--1---1-1-1---1---|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1--||
||--0---0-0-x---x---|-x---0-0-0-0-0-0--||
||o-x---x-x-4---3---|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-o||
||--0---0-0-0---0---|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--||



 C:

    Am7               B7                Am7                B7
||--0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-0---0-0----0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|
||o-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-1---1-1----1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|
||--0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-0---0-0----0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|
||--2---2-2---2-2-2-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-2---2-2----2-2-2-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|
||o-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-0---0-0----0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|
||------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

                                    (2/4)
  Am7                  Em/D    A/C#    Am/C     B7sus4  B7
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-----0-------0---|---0-----|-0-------2--------||
|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-----------------|---------|-----------------o||
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-----0-------2---|---2-----|-2-------2--------||
|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-----------------|---------|------------------||
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-----5-------4---|---3-----|-2-------2-------o||
|-----------------|-----------------|---------|------------------||



 D:

    Am7               Em                Am7               B7
||--0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|
||o-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|
||--0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|
||--2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|
||o-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|
||------------------|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|

  Am7               E7                Am7     B7        Em
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0-2---2-2-|-0---0-0---0-0-0--||
|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-1---1-1-0---0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-o||
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0-2---2-2-|-0---0-0---0-0-0--||
|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2-1---1-1-|-2---2-2---2-2-2--||
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-0---0-0-2---2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-o||
|-----------------|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-----------------|-0---0-0---0-0-0--||


    Am7     B7        Em
||--0---0-0-2---2-2-|-0---0-0---0-0-0--||
||o-1---1-1-0---0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-o||
||--0---0-0-2---2-2-|-0---0-0---0-0-0--||
||--2---2-2-1---1-1-|-2---2-2---2-2-2--||
||o-0---0-0-2---2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-o||
||------------------|-0---0-0---0-0-0--||


 Ending: (rubato)

  E7               Em/D A/C# Am/C   B7sus4    B7       Am7(no3)   Em
|-0---------------:---------------:-0-------:-2-------:-0-------:-0-------:
|-0---------------:---------------:---------:---------:---------:-0-------:
|-1---------------:-4----2----2---:-2-------:-2-------:-0-------:-0-------:
|-0---------------:---------------:---------:---------:---------:---------:
|-2---------------:-5----4----3---:-2-------:-2-------:-0-------:---------:
|-0---------------:---------------:---------:---------:---------:-0-------:




 LYRICS
**********
You gave me all your love in one day
You gave it all and almost faded away
Well I'm gonna take this sad unread issue
In my arms tonight
Looking at hospitals Victorian
Feeling as helpless as the Elephant Man
Wish you were here
to chain you up without shame
In my arms tonight

So if you should feel a bit out of place
This vision not unlike a shooting star
I have embraced

'Cause
You gave me all your love in one day
You gave it all and almost faded away
Well I'm gonna take this sad unread issue
In my arms tonight
Looking at hospitals Victorian
Feeling as helpless as the Elephant Man
Wish you were here
to chain you up without shame
In my arms tonight

I ain't a soft and saccharine wannabe
Still I pray to God
This song will end happily
So I offer you a place to rest and forget yourself
In my arms tonight

'Cause
I ain't a soft and saccharine wannabe
Still I pray to God
This song will end happily
So I offer you a place to rest and forget yourself
In my arms
Yourself in my arms
Yourself in my arms
A place to rest and forget yourself
In, in my arms tonight


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Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 8th /July /10
Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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