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Taken from the Going Somewhere album, though its on several.

Standard tuning

Chords used:

G - 320033
Cadd9 X32033
D - XX0232
Dsus4 - XX0233
D/F# - 200032
Em7 - 022033
Em7/D - 020032 (I don't know what this one is called, but it'll do)
G/D - 320032
G/B - X20033
A/G - X02233

In the acoustic version on Going Somewhere he generally doesn't play the high notes on 
chord for most of the strumming. What he plays in the verse is something like this:


       x1                 x1                x2              x1
   G  D  G  G  G/D   C  D   G  G  G/D  C  D  Em G  G/D   C  D  G  G  G/D
e|----------3--2---------------3--2-------------3--2--------------3--2--|
B|----------3--3---------------3--3-------------3--3--------------3--3--|
G|-0--2--0--0--0------0--2--0--0--0----0--2--0--0--0-----0--2--0--0--0--|
D|-0--0--0--0--0------2--0--0--0--0----2--0--2--0--0-----2--0--0--0--0--|
A|-2-----2------------3-----2----------3-----2-----------3-----2--------|
E|-3-----3------------------3----------------0-----------------3--------|


If you're playing alone then it may be preferable to play the full chords, in which case 
the G - G/D change over I recommend strumming the chords:

e|-3--2---------------------------3-2----------------------------|
B|-3--3---------------------------3-3----------------------------|
G|-0--0-for the bit after the G---0-0-for the bit after the Em7--|
D|-0--0---------------------------2-0----------------------------|
A|-2--2---------------------------2-2----------------------------|
E|-3------------------------------0-0----------------------------|

Mostly because unless you are stupidly dextrous it is difficult to change over on the 
string whilst keeping the chord formation, as its done quickly you don't notice the 
notes.

G     D                   G      G/D
My my my it's a beautiful world

Cadd9   D               G   G/D
I like swimming in the sea

Cadd9       D                Em7           Em7/D
I like to go out beyond the white breakers

Cadd9     D              Em7                             Em7/D
Where a man can still be free, or a woman if you are one

Cadd9    D            G      G/D
I like swimming in the sea

This is the same for the whole song except for a bridge part which is played after the 
verse:

              x3

e|--3--2--3--3--3----------------------3--2--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|
B|--3--3--3--3--3----------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|
G|--0--0--0--0--2----and the 4th time--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--2-|
D|--0--0--2--2--0----------------------0--0--2--2--2--0--2--0--2--0-|
A|--2--0--2--3-------------------------2--0--2--3--3--2-----2-------|
E|--3--2--0----------------------------3--2--0--------------3-------|

The end bit of that is played quite quickly with one strum of each chord on the last 
like this:


G D/F# Em7           Cadd9    Dsus4
       All around is anger,          Automatic guns

G D/F# Em7                    Cadd9                Dsus4                   G
       There's death in large numbers no respect for women or our little ones

G D/F# Em7              Cadd9  Dsus4                       G
       Tried talking to Jesus,      but he just put me on hold

G D/F# Em7                       Cadd9                Cadd9  G/B  A/G  G
      Said he's been swamped by calls this week and he could not shake his

     Dsus4   D
      cold

And then back to the verse.

One last thing, on the "Man At Work" album there is more electric version of this song, 
which variations of the following little riff are used during the verse, it works well 
the acoustic version if you have a spare guitarist handy:

e|------3-2---3---2h3------3-----3-----3-----3------|
B|----3------------------3---3-----3-----3----------|
G|--0-------0---0------0-------0-----0-----0--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

Thats all I've got, I tried to be thorough, alot of the chords for this song I've seen 
right but don't show the fiddly bits. Enjoy, and feel free to comment.

            
            
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kingale 116 Apr 19, 2006 05:22 AM

Excellent mate, very well tabbed, sounds really good on round back guitars!

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Informal Skin 439 Feb 25, 2007 09:45 AM

i agree, very good. i just have to correct some of the names of the chords:

Em7/D - 020032 = Em9
G/D - 320032 = Gmaj7
A/G - X02233 = A7sus4

great work!

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meenatheman 10 May 06, 2009 07:24 PM

good job!

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