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Criminal chords

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Song:   Criminal
Artist: Fiona Apple


Since this song has no recognizable guitar stuff, I decided to make my
own arrangement for guitar. 
There may be one discrepancy (I'm aware of it) in re: to the Cm
pentatonic bass groove being played and the guitar playing a C7 over top
of it.  I tried playing a Cm/Cm7 chord but the C7 sounded better to me.

CRIMINAL                          FIONA APPLE

[C minor pentatonic bass groove] x 8    Guitar: C7

[Verse]
I've been a bad bad girl        
I've been careless with a delicate man
And it's a sad sad world
When a girl will break a boy
Just because she can

Don't you tell me to deny it
I've done wrong and I want to
Suffer for my sins
I've come to you ^Ñcause I need
Guidance to be true
And I just don't know where I can begin

[Chorus]
What I need is a good defense
^Ñcause I'm feelin' like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love 

[Verse]
Heaven help me for the way I am 
save me from these evil deeds
Before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings the consequence at hand
But I keep livin' this day like the next one will never come

Oh help me but don't tell me to deny it
I've got to cleanse myself of all these lies ^Ñtil I'm good enough for
him 
I've got a lot to lose and I'm bettin' high
So I'm beggin' you before it ends
Just tell me where to begin

chorus x1  

[C minor pentatonic bass groove] x 4    Guitar: C7


[Bridge]
Let me know the way before there's hell to pay
Give me room to lay the law and let me go
I've got to make a play to make my lover stay
So what would an angel say
The devil wants to know

chorus x2
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Verses: [Am   F7] x4   
        [C7   Bb7   F7] x1
        [C7   Bb7 Am] x1
        [C7   Bb7   Ab7   G7   F7   Ab7]

Chorus: [F7   C7] x2
        [F7   C7    Bb7   Ab7   G7   F7]

Bridge: [D#7   B7   Ab7   B7   D#7   B7   Ab7] x2

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footnote: I tried this version out with my band (we're a 3-piece: drums,
bass, & guitar-with a chick singer) and it worked out well!  I think if
a band did this number "Unplugged" it would come across very 'cool' to
the audience.

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docweasel 916 May 31, 2004 08:00 PM

That song plays smoother 'unplugged' if you drop it a half-step (or capo up a fret for purists) due to more open string chords and easier formations

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docweasel 916 May 31, 2004 08:00 PM

That song plays smoother 'unplugged' if you drop it a half-step (or capo up a fret and play it a half-step lower for purists) due to more open string chords and easier formations

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