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A Long December - Counting Crows (from cd 'Recovering the satelites')


[Intro]

F Bb Gm Bb F Bb Gm


[Verse 1]

Bb       F                  C            Gm
A long December and there's reason to believe
      Bb                F               Bb
Maybe this year will be better than the last
  Gm      Bb         F                   C
I can't remember the last thing that you said
            Gm
as you were leavin'
        F             Bb
Now the days go by so fast


[Chorus]

              F                    Bb                Gm
And it's one more day up in the canyons
              F                     Bb               Gm
And it's one more night in Hollywood
              F                      Bb          Gm   Bb..
If you think that I could be forgiven...         I wish you would

F         Bb
Na na na na
Gm          Bb
Na na na na na na na na na
F         Bb       Gm
Na na na na yeah


[Verse 2]

Bb                   F
The smell of hospitals in winter
                 C                                         Bb                     F
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
Bb         Gm                    F
All at once you look across a crowded room
    C             Gm                     F             Bb
To see the way that light attaches to a girl


[Chorus]

                F                       Bb                   Gm
And it's one more day up in the canyons
                F                          Bb                 Gm
And it's one more night in Hollywood
                F                                Bb            Gm   Bb..
If you think you might come to California.        ..I think you should


[Verse 3]

Bb                   F                        C                   Gm
Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
           Bb                F                      Bb
And talked a little while about the year
Gm                    Bb                    F                       C
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
                    Gm              F                        Bb
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not
        show her


[Bridge]

Bb                                F                                C                      Gm
And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
               Bb                      F                    Bb
Maybe this year will be better than the last
Gm            Bb                   F                        C
I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself
            Gm                                            Bb
To hold on to these moments as they pass
                F                        Bb                 Gm
And it's one more day up in the canyon
                F                           Bb            Gm
And it's one more night in Hollywood
                F                         Bb           Gm   Bb..
It's been so long since I've seen the ocean...          I guess I should


[Outro]

Na... Na... Na...



Capo 3.

(actual chords in brackets for piano purposes)


[Intro]

D(F) G(Bb) Em(Gm) G(Bb)
D(F) G(Bb) Em(Gm)...(Gmadd7)<(not too sure)

right before the words come in do this:
(relative to the capo)

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|-10\3-------------------|

and on the 3 come in with the G(Bb) chord


[Verse 1]

G(Bb)           D(F)        A(C)           Em(Gm)
A long December and there's reason to believe
        G(Bb)            D(F)             G(Bb)
Maybe this year will be better than the last
Em(Gm)       G(Bb)    D(F)            A(C)                Em(Gm)
I can't remember the last thing  you said as you were leavin'
        D(F)         G(Bb)
Now the days go by so fast


[Chorus]

            D(F)         G(Bb)             Em(Gm)
And it's one more day up in the canyons
            D(F)          G(Bb)            Em(Gm)
And it's one more night in Hollywood
            D(F)            G(Bb)       Em(Gm)
If you think that I could be forgiven...         I wish you would

D(F)      G(Bb)
Na na na na
Em(Gm)      G(Bb)
Na na na na na na na na na
D(F)      G(Bb) Em(Gm)
Na na na na yeah


[Verse 2]

G(Bb)           D(F)           A(C)
The smell of hospitals in
winter
         Em(Gm)           G(Bb)          D(F)           G(Bb)
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
Em(Gm)  G(Bb)          D(F)            A(C)
All at once you look across a crowded room
           Em(Gm)            D(F)        G(Bb)
To see the way that light attaches to a girl


[Chorus]

            D(F)           G(Bb)          Em(Gm)
And it's one more day up in the canyons
            D(F)             G(Bb)        Em(Gm)
And it's one more night in Hollywood
              D(F)               G(Bb)      Em(Gm)
If you think you might come to California.        ..I think you should

D(F)      G(Bb)
Na na na na
Em(Gm)      G(Bb)
Na na na na na na na na na
D(F)      G(Bb)    Em(Gm)
Na na na na yeah


[Solo]

(over same chords)

e|---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
B|---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
G|---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
D|-4-|-4-4-2-4--4-4-4-4-2-4--2-4-4-2-4-4-2-4-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-0-|-2-4-4-2-4-|
A|---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|
E|---|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-2-4-4-4-4-2-4-2-0-2-0--|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

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| \  Slide down

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GreenDayUberfan 20 Oct 04, 2005 05:51 PM

Good ear!!! Keep the chords a comin!!

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mheady 219 Mar 02, 2007 03:51 AM

haha chelsea, i couldnt play this song with flow either.. but im the best chord describer in the world. holla at me foos

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[[.:jess:.]] 83 Mar 02, 2007 12:42 PM

whoever did the last one with capo on 3
THANK YOU!
*bows*

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