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Ordinary Day chords

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Ordinary Day
Great Big Sea
From the album "Play" c. 1997

Capo 1 (Key of F)

[Intro]

E  Asus2 (2X)


           E                    Asus2               E  Asus2
I've got a smile on my face and four walls around me
             E                            Asus2
I've got the sun in the sky and all these waters surround me
E       B
Oh, Hey oh
           E                          Asus2
Yeah, I'll win now but sometimes I'll lose,
          E                    Asus2               B
I've been battered but I never bruise, it's not so bad...

(A capella)
And I say...


[Chorus]

E                           Asus     B
Way, hey, hey, it's just an ordinary day,
E                 Asus2    B
And it's all your state of mind.
E                             Asus2       B          E
At the end of the day, you've just got to say it's alright.


E                               Asus2                E Asus2
Janie sings on the corner, what keeps her from dying?
         E                   Asus2
Let them say what they want, she won't stop trying.
E       B
Oh, hey oh.
          E                         Asus2
She might stumble if they push her 'round
          E                          Asus2            B
She might fall, but she'll never lie down, its not so bad...

And I said...


[Chorus]

E                               Asus2               E  Asus2
In this beautiful life there is always some sorrow.
           E                               Asus2
And it's a double edged knife, but there's always tomorrow.
E        B
Oh, hey, oh.
           E                      Asus2
It's up to you now if you sink or swim,
         E                             Asus2           B
Keep the faith and your ship will come in, it's not so bad..

And I say...

Chorus. Finger accordian stuff. Chorus 2X

                  E                    Asus2             E
'Cause I've got a smile on my face and four walls around me.


A feel good Newfie song. You can play it in E without the capo and it sounds fine. 
Feel free to take a swing at filling in a lead someplace...that's what Newfoundland 
music is all about - improvising in the kitchen.

Chords:

E - 022100
Asus2  - 002200
B - 224442 

            
            
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ILoveTheSound 51 Jul 25, 2004 08:00 PM

Great tab, but instead of using B, i think it sounds better with a Bsus 024400

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potatoes123 32 Feb 16, 2007 09:31 AM

And also, GBS plays wihtout the capo, but still, very awesome tab!

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Who66 1,196 Oct 17, 2008 10:20 PM

^no, they capo up on at least one guitar and any other would be tuned down. their key of "F" songs are very rarely played in E major, usually D with capo three, as in the present song.

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