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If I Had Been A Better Man Chords

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Author
Difficulty
Capo
novice
2nd fret
Artist: Colin Hay
Song: If I Had Been A Better Man (acoustic)
Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLaTY3bTqyw 
Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gg5-ufdVSo
Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54Y-9oqVZ88
Video 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvJujMqnaDM
Video 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWP1d4xexmw
Transcription: SCA, kostya.levin.sca@gmail.com

Note:
Watch the videos in the links above!
It differs from version to version a little bit,
but this is the jist of it.

Tuning: standard
Capo: 2nd fret!

Chords used:
Dadd9: x.5.4.0.3.x
C:     x.3.2.0.1.0
C/B:   x.2.0.0.1.0
C/A:   x.0.0.0.1.0
G:     3.x.0.0.3.x
C/G:   3.x.2.0.1.3 
D:     x.x.0.2.3.2
Dsus2: x.x.0.2.3.0
Em:    0.2.2.0.0.0
Am:    x.0.2.2.1.0
Bm:    x.2.4.4.3.x
Cadd9: x.3.2.0.3.3
G/F#:  2.x.0.0.3.3
D/F#:  2.x.0.2.3.x
Cadd4: x.3.2.0.3.0
G/B:   x.2.0.0.3.0
C/B:   x.2.0.0.1.0
Em7:   x.2.0.0.0.0
Asus2: x.0.2.2.0.0
Asus4: x.0.2.2.3.0

Intro:
Dadd9    C  C/B C/A
Dadd9    C  C/B
Dadd9    C  C/B C/A
Dadd9    C  C/B

Verse:
           G                    C 
There were kings and queens and could have beens
    Dadd9       C C/B C/A G     C/G G
And pretenders to the throne
              Em
I was a sweet contender then
Am                            D
Now my seeds they've all been sown
  G                   Bm
I scorched the earth behind me
        Am                 D    Dsus2 D
I could have made a better plan
Cadd9            D                G   C/G G 
   Yeah if I had been a better man

Verse:
            C
My promises were not to keep
    Dadd9    C  C/B C/A G    C/G G
But thrown into the dirt
                     Em
There must be more I told myself
     Am             D
As I buttoned up my shirt
             G               Bm
Well I could paint myself in glory now
       Am             D    Dsus2 D
And be proud of who I am
Cadd9            D                G   C/G G 
   Yeah if I had been a better man

Bridge:
G G/F# Em                    D/F#           Cadd4 
        Stumbling through deep suburbs of my mind
G/B           C/B  Em7  Am  Asus2 Am Asus4 Am
 As secrets of silence unwind
Em       D/F#    Cadd4
  I will sing you so long
G/B      C/B  Em7  Am Asus2 Am
 Now only love
          D            Dsus4 D
Only love makes me strong

Verse:
    G         C
You charity I took as mine
  Dadd9      C C/B C/A G   C/G G
I claimed it as my own
              C
I followed my ascending star
   C/B C/A       D/F#
To far away from home
           G             Bm 
Well I was mesmerized by shiny things
       Am            D      Dsus2 D
Now in frozen time I stand
Cadd9            D                G   C/G G 
   Yeah if I had been a better man

Verse:
                     C
Now I'm kneeling and I'm digging deep
Dadd9   C C/B C/A G   C/G G
Deep into the ground
                     Em
I'm searching for my soul to keep
       Am               D
Like a burried treasure found
   G                 Bm
In dreams I speak in ancient tongues
Am               D     Dsus2 D
Lost in wind and sand
Cadd9                 D                G   C/G G 
   Yeah if only I had been a better man
 

Note II:
If you have any corrections or improvements to the tab write
them on the comments section, or send me a message,
or e-mail, so we can together make this tab even better.  

SCA, kostya.levin.sca@gmail.com
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