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Barbary Coast Later Chords

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  • See chords here at the 'Live in New York City' NPR video.
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This is a fantastic track from Oberst's solo album "Ruminations." It's a very easy song to play, so enjoy!
I will be posting other tracks from the record as well, so be on the lookout for them! 
Cheers- Luca

(Use a key of D harmonica)

[Intro]
D D/G


[Verse 1]

D
There's a dance hall there

Where the sick folks go
D/G
Like the olden days on the Barbary Coast
D                                       D/G
There's a barefoot child playing in the rain
D               
You can sell your wares even if they're hard
D/G
In the great bazaar or the parking lot
D                                     D/G
Cause it takes a while to know who to blame
D                  
I might have a taste cause the first one's free
D/G
And the checkout girl's got a thing for me
D                                       D/G
And they're both as sweet as the day is long


[Chorus]

Em                 A
I don't wanna feel stuck, baby
Em               A             D
I just wanna get drunk before noon


[Verse 2]

D                             
I don't mind my head when there's room to dream
D/G
Feel like Paul Gauguin painting breadfruit trees
D                                   D/G
In some far off place where I don't belong
D
Try to lose myself in the primitive
D/G
In Yosemite like John Muir did
D                                           D/G
But his eyes were blue and mine are red and raw
D
'Cause the modern world is a sight to see
D/G
It's a stimulant, it's pornography
D                                  D/G
It takes all my will not to turn it off


[Chorus]

Em                       A
I don't want you to feel sad, baby
Em                A               D
I take everything back, I swear I do


[Bridge]

           Em      D         A
Cause once all the friends I had
     D       A      Bm
Have used me up and left
      A
I bet you hang around
      A
I bet you'll hang around awhile  


[Outro]

D D/G Em A D
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Creative-Noise 168 5 days ago

All of the D/G chords should actually be G/D. When you use chords with slashes the top letter is the chord and the bottom letter is the bass note. So the overall chord is G, but the bass note is D. Not the other way around. You can just play a G chord in this case and it sounds great. Also "you can sell your wares even if they're HOT". Not "hard". Good chord chart otherwise.

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