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Playground Love chords

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                Playground Love (Voc: Gordon Tracks) – Air
Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Playground Love (Voc: Gordon Tracks) (1999)
(Gordon Tracks/JB Dunckel/N Godin)

From: "The Virgin suicides - Original Motion Picture Score"

A fascinating song! The chords are multi-layered and some of them are 
not easy to play on a guitar But using a capo helps a lot. I think 
what I've got here is pretty close, although there are chords about 
which I'm not a 100% sure. Suggestions are highly welcome!

If you want to know what this tab sounds like, listen here:



capo: 3rd fret
play: Am
key: Cm

For chords in the original key, transpose this tab +3 to Cm.


The Am9 is a tough one. Below, you can find some alternative voicings 
(barree 5th fret + open A-string), which might be helpful. It is also 
possible to leave out the 7th (g) and play Am(add9), which makes it a 
little easier. 

Am7        x-0-2-2-1-3  or x-0-7-5-8-5
Am6        x-0-2-2-1-2  or x-0-7-5-7-5
Am9        x-0-2-4-1-3  or x-0-5-5-5-7  or x-0-2-4-1-0 (= Am(add9))
Am/G       3-x-2-2-1-0
Fdim       1(2)0-1-0-x  (2) = optional note: play it or mute the string
F(add9) (t)1-x-3-2-1-3
Fadd9/C    x-3-x-2-1-3 (= D7sus4/C)
F/C        x-3-3-2-1-1
B5         x-2-4-4-x-x
Bb5        x-1-3-3-x-x


| Am7 | Am6 | Am7 | Am6 | Am9 | Am6 | Am9 | Am6 |

C         E           Am    Am/G     
    I'm a high school lover                  
Fdim           E        F(add9)    D
 And you're my favorite flavor
Fadd9/C    D     Fadd9/C    D
   Love is all,      all my soul
F/C         B5  Bb5    Am
  You're my playground love

| Am7 | Am6 | Am7 | Am6 | Am9 | Am6 | Am9 | Am6 |
(sax solo)

C         E         Am     Am/G     
   Yet my hands are shaking                  
Fdim       E    F(add9)    D
 I feel my body reeling 
Fadd9/C     D      Fadd9/C    D
  Time's no matter,    I'm on fire
F/C      B5  Bb5    Am
  On the playground love

| Am7 | Am6 | Am7 | Am6 | Am9 | Am6 | Am9 | Am6 |
(sax solo)

C             E        Am     Am/G     
   You're the piece of gold                         
Fdim           E      F(add9)    D
  That flushes all my soul
Fadd9/C   D     Fadd9/C    D
    Extra time,     on the ground
F/C          B5  Bb5    Am
   You’re my playground love

INTERLUDE (verse part)
| C E | Am Am/G | Fdim E | F(add9) D | D |
(sax solo)

CODA (= verse ending)
Fadd9/C D       Fadd9/C D
     Anytime,        anyway
F/C          B5  Bb5    Am
   You're my playground love

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maguri [tm] 32,069 Feb 06, 2011 09:23 AM

Sorry, but some of the chords just won't show in the positions I formatted them (in relation to the lyrics). Tried to correct it but it does not work. But when playing along, I think, it becomes clear where you have to change.

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Mafle 10 Sep 11, 2014 04:08 PM

Thank you very much for the tab and the record. It sounds great. I still can´t play some chords accurately (damm am7/9), but with more practice. Also I don´t understand what this (2) in Fdim means.

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maguri [tm] 32,069 Sep 12, 2014 04:31 AM, edited on November 14 2014, 01:48 am

Thank you for the rating! The Am9 is a tough one, I know ... but it sounds so great. And, yeah, practising helps. ;)

The (2) in the Fdim voicing means, this note is optional. If you want to play the A-string, play this note; else you shouldn't play it at all. So, either1-2-0-1-0-x or 1-x-0-1-0-x.

Enjoy playing this beautiful song!

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