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Southern Cross Chords

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SOUTHERN CROSS- Crosby, Stills, & Nash

  G                    F                       C
Got out of town on a boat goin' to southern islands
            G   F                   C 
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea
 G                        F             C          
She was makin' for the trades on the outside,
           G         F           C
And the downhill run to Papeete Bay 
          G              F               C  
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas 
          G               C           C      Am    G 
We got eighty feet of the waterline, nicely making way
        G           F                C      
In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
            G               F            C        Am   G        
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away 

 F                C         F       G
Think about how many times I have fallen
  F            C         F             G
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin' 
 F                   C            F          G    
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten 
              C  F         G 
I have been around the world
   C               F      G
lookin' for that woman, girl
      C          F    G 
Who knows love can endure 
                 G  F  C                  G  F  C
And you know it will    And you know it will 

When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way 
'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from is so small 
But it's as big as the promise, the promise of a coming day 
So I'm sailing for tomorrow, my dreams are a dyin' 
                                         C          Am     G
And my love is an anchor tied to you, tied with a silver chain 
I have my ship and all her flags are a flyin'
                                  C     Am    G
She is all that I have left and music is her name ...CHORUS

So we cheated and we lied and we tested
And we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do 
You will survive being bested                 C           Am   G
But somebody fine will come along make me forget about loving you 
In the Southern Cross
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Robnfguitarplay wrote on May 5 2006, 07:24 pm

All the chords in this tab are a whole step below the recording. I wonder if the writer used a capo when transcribing this tab, if so should be mentioned.

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Taranis1964 wrote on May 7 2010, 04:11 pm

You're right, if you capo 2nd fret and use the above chord shapes you'll match the recording. However, a person may actually play it a whole step down due to their vocal range (my group does just that).

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