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Jacks Lament Chords

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SONG: Jack's Lament
ARTIST: Danny Elfman

From the musical, The Nightmare Before Christmas


          A#m         F/A   
There are few who'd deny
          C#/G#       Gm9b5   
At what I do I am the best
       F#          F                D#m  
For my talents are renowned far and wide
        C          C#dim7   
When it comes to suprises
     C/E     D#m/A#   
On a moonlit night
    C7                    F7  
I excel without ever even trying

         D#m              A#7   
With the slightest little effort
      D#m        Fdim   
Of my ghost like charms
       D#m                       E  
I have seen grown men give out a shriek
         G#dim      D#m   
With the wave of my hand 
      A#7         D#m  
And a well placed moan
                      A#7               D#m  
I have swept the very bravest off their feet


    A#7        Bm   
Yet year after year
         E       D#dim7   
It's the same routine
      A#  
And I grow so weary
       D#dim7   A#7/F   
Of the sound of screams
    F#dim7   
And I 
D#m
JACK..THE PUMPKIN KING
     B7       A#7          F#dim    
Have grown so tired of the same 
D#dim    
old 
A# 
thing


   D#dim7    Gm     A7/G          Em
Oh somewhere deep inside of these bones
   Am6  Em     Am6    Em
An emptiness began to grow
        D#dim7    Gm/D      A/C#        Em/B
There's something out there far from my home
  Am6     Em6       B7    Em6
A longing that I've never known


      Em        B/D#         G/D      C#m9b5   
I'm a master of fright and a demon of light
         C               B           Am     
And I'll scare you right out of your pants
     F#        Gdim7      F#/A#    Am/E    
To a guy in Kentucky, I'm Mister Unlucky
        F#7                          B  
And I'm known throughout England and France

    Am         Bdim        Am/C        Ddim    
And since I am dead, I can take off my head
     Am                   A#  
To recite Shakesperean quotations
   Ddim7      Am      E7            Am  
No animal nor man can SCREAM like I can
                    E7  Am  
With the fury of my recitations


    E7  Fm         A#        Adim7    
But who here would ever understand
         E7                    Am6      E7/B    
That the Pumpkin King with the skeleton grin
      Cdim7       Am             F#m/C#    
Would tire of his crown, If they only 
C#7   F#m   
understood
     D7          C#7       F#m   D    
He'd give it all up, if he only 
C#b9     C#(no5)
could....


   Fdim7     Am    B7/A        F#m
Oh theres an empty place in my bones
     Bm6       F#m     Bm6     F#m
That calls out for something unknown
    Fdim7    Am/E        B/D#       F#m/C#
The fame and praise come year after year
     Bm6     F#m6      C#7   F#m
Does nothing for these empty tears....
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ozoune 21 wrote on January 17 2014, 03:53 pm

Could you please write the chord diagrams for the chords that aren't highlighted? :c

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MrBlackyDeath 47 wrote on May 12 2015, 10:36 am

Because It TOOO difficulty :O I mean 51 accords? are you serious?? nobody can lern it easy and play it from head....

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Mr.Guitar_Cover 62 wrote on January 28 2016, 12:35 am

it's cuz these are for piano. It would be pretty hard to get this to sound good on guitar by even finding the right variations to flow together, much less learn the chords.

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