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Release The Stars Chords

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Another in a series of songs only I listen to....

Release the Stars by Rufus Wainwright 

!!Capo on First Fret!!

G          Am7            G                 
Why do you keep all your stars in 
           Am7      Cm         G
From your studio on Melrose Avenue?
          Am7            G           
You have locked all your assets up
   Am7      Cm            G  
In lifelong contracts to you.
            A7        G   B7           Em       B7
Didn't you know that old Hollywood is over?

G             Am7         G           
Oh, can't you see all the good that 
   Am7        Cm                   G
Celebrity can do for those in the dark?
       Am7           G         
Yes of course, I am speaking in 
    Am7                Cm             G
Metaphor for something more in your heart.
            A7       G    B7          Em       B7
Didn't you know that old Hollywood is over?


                 G                             C
So why not just release the gates and let them all come out?
                  G                          C
Remember that without them there would be no Paramount
             Em       Em(maj7) Em7        A7           Cm
No paramount need to ho-o-old  on to what isn't yours
            G      Cm     G     Am7
Release the stars

    G              C               G              
The more that you fight, then the more they will 
 C             Cm                G     
Scrutinize and realize just your size.
    C                   G                 
And believe me, you are no match 
        C               Cm                       G
For the public that has seen the whites of your eyes
           A7         G   B7          Em     B7
Didn't you know that old Hollywood is over?
F   B7           Em    B7
Old Hollywood is over

                G                              Am7
So why not just release the gates and let them all come out?
                  G                          Bm
Remember that without them there would be no Paramount
             Em       Em(maj7) Em7        A7           Cm
No paramount need to ho-o-o-ld on to what isn't yours
            G       Cm
Release the stars

             Em  Em(maj7)         
Release the stars...
             Em  Em(maj7)  
Release your love... 
             Em  Em(maj7)  
Release the stars....
             Em  Em(maj7)  
Release your love, 
             Em(maj7) Em 
'Cause Hollywood is over

            Cm            G                               
Why do you keep all your stars in
           Am7                  Em9
From your studio on Melrose Avenue?


Chord list:
G.........320003
Am7.......X02010
Cm........335543
A7........X02020
B7........X21202
Em........022000
C.........032010 
Em(maj7)..021000
Em7.......022033
F.........133211
Bm........224432
Em9.......024000

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noguitarheroyet wrote on January 20 2008, 11:20 pm

Great tab. I love Rufus too. Thanks!
Any chance you could tab Rules and Regulations?

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Beavis2112 wrote on June 5 2008, 01:44 pm

I found a tab of Rules & Regs on this thread from Rufus's fan forums:

http://boards.rufuswainwright.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=183868&page=2&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=all&vc=1

Lots of good stuff on there!

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Maitinin wrote on November 19 2008, 02:10 pm

hmm the chords are pretty many places and you need the great final where there are a couple of different chords. Like, the intro-chords are actually | G | C/G | G7 | C/G Cm/G |
And I'd think you should submit the chords in the correct key as well so that other guitarists can use this tab

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