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Fred Jones Part 2 Chords

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Played in 6/8.


C     Am7     Em7     G7 
C     Am7     Em7     G7

[Verse 1]

C          Am7         Em           G7
Fred sits alone at his desk in the dark
           C             Am7         Em           G7      
There's an awkward young shadow that waits in the hall
       Am7             F               Am7         F
He has cleared all his things and he's put them in boxes
C                        G
Things that remind him: 'Life has been good'
Fmaj7                   Dm11
Twenty-five years he's worked at the paper
  C                          G      Gsus4      G
A man's here to take him downstairs
        C         F     G7   
And I'm sorry, Mr Jones it's 
C     Am7     Em7     G7      
C     Am7     Em7     G7

[Verse 2]

C            Am7    Em            G7
There was no party, there were no songs
          C           Am7           Em         G7
'Cause today's just a day like the day that he started
Am7       F              Am7             F
No one is left here that knows his first name
    C                      G
And life barrels on like a runaway train
          Fmaj7                        Dm11
Where the passengers change they don't change anything
        C                         G     Gsus4     G
You get off; someone else can get on
        C         F     G7   
And I'm sorry, Mr Jones it's
C     Am7     Em7     G7      
C     Am7     Em7     G7


Am                             Em7
Streetlight shines through the shades
        F                      C            G/B
Casting lines on the floor and lines on his face
     F             C
He reflects on the day


Am7     Em7     Am7     Em7

F       Em7     Am      Em7

F       Em  G  D   Dsus4    D

[Verse 3]

C             Am7            Em          G7
Fred gets his paints out and goes to the basement
   C            Am7    Em      G7
Projecting some slides onto a plain white
Am7        F          Am7          F
Canvas and traces it, fills in the spaces
   C                            G
He turns off the slides, and it doesn't look right 
          Fmaj7                      Dm11
Yeah, and all of these bastards have taken his place
        C                  G     Gsus4      G
He's forgotten but not yet gone

        C         F    G
And I'm sorry, Mr Jones
        C         F    G
And I'm sorry, Mr Jones
        C         F     G    Cadd9
And I'm sorry, Mr Jones it's time


I've put the chords all the way through 'cos it bugs me when you only get them for 
the first verse and have to keep checking back. I've also added the chords for the 
piano solo in the middle for those who want them - these haven't been included on 
any of the previous submissions. Enjoy!
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maguri 27,053 Jun 11, 2013 01:20 PM

Best version on here, thanks! I'd still like to suggest some corrections, which could make it even better, I think. Other than that: good job, real improvement on the other versions.

1. Two chords do not sound right. It is the Am7 and F in the "25 years he's worked at the paper" section and the respective parts in the other verses too. Here's what I hear:
Fmaj7 (1(t)-3-3-2-1-0) and Dm7/11 (x-x-0-2-1-0)

[Fmaj7]Twenty-five years, he's [Dm7/11]worked at the paper"

2. Chord (G) missing in the final turnaround of "And I'm sorry Mr Jones".
And I'm [C]sorry Mr [F]Jones [G]
And I'm [C]sorry Mr [F]Jones
And I'm [C]sorry Mr [F]Jones, [G]it's [C]time

3. It would be really helpful, if the chords were aligned properly with the lyrics.

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maguri 27,053 Jun 11, 2013 01:22 PM

Forgot: the time signature is 6/8.

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