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Dear Catastrophe Waitress Chords

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By Belle and Sebastian
From the album 'Dear Catastrophe Waitress'
Transcribed by Daniel Ashwood

April 30, 2005

Verse one:
Bb      A        Dm
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Bb      C        D
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
    C            F
I'm sorry if you seem to have the 
D      C      F     Em   Am
weight of the world over you
Bb          G#
  I cherish your smile
Cm                   Eb    G#      Cm
   There's a word of peace on your lips
Gm      G#             Bb
Say it, and with tenderness 
     F       G    Bb
I'll cherish you
     F       G
I'll cherish you

Verse two:
Bb      A        Dm
Dear Catastrophe Girlfriend
Bb      C        D         (hold 2 extra measures)
Dear Catastrophe Girlfriend
    C           F
I'm sorry if he hit you with a
D    C      F     Em      Am
full can of Coke; it's no joke
Bb             G#
  Your face is bleeding
Cm                Eb  G#        Cm
   You'll soon be lea-ving this town 
Gm     G#                
to the clowns who worship
Bb     F   G
No one but themselves
Bb     F       Bm
No one but themselves

I hate feeling this way
Bm         C
Oh  I hate feeling this way
F           Bb7
I know that you hate it too
F                Gm7            E
Oh Now that your coffee's going cold
F             Gm7               E
Oh All of the customers look so old
F            Gm7           A
Oh Honey, if I could be so bold

Verse three:
Bb      A        Dm
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Bb      C        D       (two more measures again)
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
    C            F    
I'm sorry if the kids hold you in
D    C    F   
cold disregard
  Em        Am   A
I know it's   ha-ard
Bb              G#
  Stick to what you know
Cm                 Eb  G#     Cm
  You'll blow them all to the wall
Gm        G#
when they realize what
Bb          F       G
you've been working for
     Bb          F       G
What you've been working for
     Bb          F       G
What you've been working for

 Bb:113331  Em:022000
  A:002220  Am:002210
 Dm:000231  G#:466544
  C:030210  Cm:335543
  D:000232  Eb:668886
  F:133211  Gm:355333
Gm7:353333  G:355433  
Bb7:113131  Bm:224432
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3 comments total.
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mattman11362 113 wrote on April 10 2006, 11:49 am

the d-chord on the line "weight of the world over you" and the corresponding lines throughout the song should be Dm
other than that it sounds great!

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bubblegun 49 wrote on April 10 2009, 04:11 am

great work !
a pleasure to play this fantastic song !

+1 reply
guyr 290 wrote on August 6 2010, 12:04 pm

Agree with mattman about the D chord. it should be Dm.
Also, the Em chord should be E instead.
Looks perfect otherwise.

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