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Counting Blue Cars Chords

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COUNTING BLUE CARS

[Intro] Bm - A - G (x 2, leave hi 'e' open for these chords)

Bm        A     G
Must have been, Mid afternoon.
Bm      A            G
I could tell, by how far,
(stay on G)
the child's shadow stretched out and.
Bm  A                     G
He, walked with a purpose,
(stay on G)
In his sneakers, Down the street he had.
Bm    A               G                 (quiet)
Ma-ny questions, Like children often do.

[Chorus]

        (still no chord)
        He said,
         D       E                    G
        "Tell me all your thoughts on God"
         D       E         G          Bm
        "Tell me am I very far?"


[Verse 2]

Bm        A          G
Must have been, Late afternoon.
Bm     A        G
On our way, The sun broke free of the clouds.
Bm  A                     G
We, count only blue cars,
(stay on G)
Skip the cracks, In the street and ask,
Bm    A               G                 (quiet)
Ma-ny questions, Like children often do


[Chorus]

        (no chord)
        We said,
        D        E                    G ....
        "Tell me all your thoughts on God
        'Cuz I would really like to meet her.
        And ask her why we're who we are.
        Tell me all your thoughts on God,
        Cause I am on my way to see her.
        So tell me am I very, far
        Am I very far now ? "

        ( guitar solo over the D - E - G chorus progression)


[Verse 3]

It's getting cold, Picked up the pace.
How our shoes, Make hard noises in this place.
Our, clothes are stained,
We pass many, Cross-eyed people and ask,
Ma-ny questions, Like children often do.


[Chorus]

        (no chord)
        We said,
        D        E                    G ....
        "Tell me all your thoughts on God
        'Cuz I would really like to meet her.
        And ask her why we're who we are.
        Tell me all your thoughts on God,
        Cause I am on my way to see her.
        So tell me am I very, far
        Am I very far now ? "



Title: Counting Blue Cars
Artist: Dishwalla (album: Pet Your Friends)
Transcribed By: rjmcpher@uci.edu
note:
This is just what I heard listening so it may have errors here and there.

Chord definitions:

(chords played with the E and B string open/drone = Be Ee and De)

     Be   Ee   De   G    Asus2
E +--0----0----0----3----0------|
G |--0----0----0----3----0------|
B |--4----9----7----4----2------|
D |--4----9----7----5----2------|
A |--2----7----5----5----0------|
E +--x----x----x----3----x------|


[Intro]

Be  |   Ee |   De |     |  (twice)

[Verse] (Be-Ee-De)

Be         Ee        De
Must've been  mid afternoon ...
Be         Ee        De
I could tell by how far the child's shadow stretched out
Be         Ee               De
     He walks with a purpose in his sneakers down the street he had
Be        Ee                De
Many      questions like children often do  (he said)


[Chorus]

De      Ee                    G
Tell me all your thoughts on god
                                2.(cuz I'd really like to meet her)
                                3. (cuz I'm on my way to see her)
De      Ee          G
Tell me am I very far


[Verse] (Be-Ee-De)

Must've been late afternoon
On our way the sun broke free from the clouds
And we count only blue cars skip the cracks in the street and ask
Many questions like children often do


[Chorus]

solo in B aeolian minor (enough to get you started)
E +--------------------|----------------|
G |------12----10------|----------------|
B |--7-7-7---7-----b11-|-11--9----------|
D |--------------------|-------b11--9\7-|
A |--------------------|----------------|
E +--------------------|----------------|

[Verse] (Be-Asus2-G)

Be              Asus2         G
It's getting cold picked up the pace
How well our shoes make hot noises in this place
Our clothes are stained we pass many cross-eyed people and ask
Many questions like children often do


[Chorus]

From gciambella@hp817.speedware.com Fri Jan 10 09:46:55 1997


I received a few e-mails over my submission of Counting Blue Cars. Here
is what I responded. This should clarify a few things.

I play the Bm-A-G progression in one of 2 ways. (I usually further
enhance the A by playing Asus2)

Bm with open high 'e' (This certainly has several real names but I'm
self taught and don't need to deal with them. OLGA is great but it is
not GUITAR magazine).

0       Or      0
3               0
4               7
4               9
x               9
x               x

The A (high open 'e')

0       Or      0       Or Asus2        0
2               5                       0
2               6                       2
2               7                       2
0               7                       0
x               x                       X

The G (high 'e')

0
3
4
5
5
x

Playing the tune this way sounds a lot closer to the recording.
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blackpajamas 10 Oct 12, 2005 03:30 AM

thanks for the chords, though i never tried it yet..ill try if i have time..thanks

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CodeRedAcoustic 21 Oct 26, 2006 02:54 PM

I think it's perfect. Good job.

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Emma Peel 130 May 18, 2007 11:29 PM

What a great tab! I agree with you, CodeRedAcoustic, it's perfect! Thank you so much!

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