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The Grand Optimist chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I had just noticed that the other tabs were just a wee bit off.
So I made it correct as possible. This is derived from watching him play the song in 
several versions, but predominantly this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0XCA9_6lIA&feature=related
Here's a video lesson:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebTcUzZRlMI

Standard tuning
Capo 2

For the C and the Am, he throws his pinky onto the fourth fret of the G string.
Cmaj7  - x32410
Amadd9 - x02410

And he specifically does the C to Am walk down, so he uses the G/B
G/B      - X20030


[Intro]

C G/B Am C G/B Am


[Verse]

C          G/B            Am
I fear I'm dying of complications
      C              G/B                    Am
Complications due to things that I've left undone
            C                  G/B
That all my debts will be left unpaid
            Am
Feel like a cripple without a cane
           C               G/B
I'm like a jack of all trades
                  Am
Who's a master of none


[Instrumental]

C G/B Am C G/B Am 
C G/B Am C G/B Am 

Intro twice, on the second time he throws in
a little riff. Dallas plays it that way.

e|----0---0-0----0------------0---0-0----0---0-----|
B|----0h1-1-1----3------------1---1-1----1---1-----|
G|----4---4-4----0-----5---7--4---4-4----4---4-----|
D|----2---2-2----0--5/7-7/9---2---2-2----2---2-----|
A|--3-3---3-3----2------------0---0-0--0-0---0-2-3-|
E|-------------3-----------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

C               G/B
Then there's my father
Am
He's always looking on the bright side
       C            G/B                       Am
Saying things like "son life just ain't that hard"
          C            G/B
He is the grand optimist
         Am
I am the world's poor pessimist
             C                G/B
You give him burdens sometimes
                   Am
And he will escape unscarred


[Pre-Chorus/Chorus]

G                       Am
I guess I take after my mother    
G                       Am
I guess I take after my mother    

I used to be quite resilient
Gain no strength from counting the beads on a rosary
Now the wound has begun to turn
Another lesson that has gone unlearned
But this is not a cry for pitty or for sympathy
G                       Am
I guess I take after my mother


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Aliens-exist182 60 Nov 13, 2011 10:43 AM

*Burdens.
But jeeze I laughed hard at buttons.
Nice chords though.

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ciwi 178 Apr 20, 2012 12:33 PM

hahaha
yup. i didn't notice at all...now how do i edit...

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ciwi 178 Apr 20, 2012 12:34 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebTcUzZRlMI&feature=plcp&context=C4f25c95VDvjVQa1PpcFOhUaYRj8BNZqfZqoTCTFH304mmfw2KBTA%3D
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