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Hold On Hope Chords

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Guided By Voices – Hold on Hope

Chords by Keanzy any comments or questions mail me: keanzy@hotmail.com

Intro: 

E F# G
E F# G G

B
Every street is
C#m
Dark and folding
E            Ebm
Out mysteriously
E                         C#m
Well that's the chance we take
B
To be always working
C#m
Reaching out for
E                    Ebm
A hand that we can't see

                  E 
Everybody's got a hold on hope
         F#                 B          G#m 
It's the last thing that’s holding me

B        C#m
Invitation to the last dance
E                     Ebm
And then its time to leave
E                   C#m            B
That's the price we pay when we deceive 

One another
C#m
Animal mother
E                 Ebm
She opens up for free

repeat chorus (end on B instead of G#m)

A
Look at the talk box
Ebm
In mute frustration 
E
At the station
E     F#         G      A
There hides the cowboy

Solo:    
B       C#m     E  Ebm   E       F#       B

A
Look at the talk box
Ebm
In mute frustration 
E
At the station
E     F#         G     A
There hides the cowboy

His campfire flickering 
G#m               E    
On the landscape

B
But nothing grows on
C#m
But time still goes on
E                     Ebm
Through each life of misery

                  E 
Everybody's got a hold on hope
         F#                 B          G#m
It's the last thing that’s holding me
                  E 
Everybody's got a hold on hope
         F#                 B          A
It's the last thing that’s holding me
                  E 
Everybody's got a hold on hope
         F#                 B          B
It's the last thing that’s holding me
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chayes 457 wrote on April 1 2008, 10:29 pm

Hey, thanks for the great chords. They really helped me out. Thought you might like to add the solo, too. It's short and easy and would fill out this transcription. This website does a great job on the solo tab, which he'd probably just let you use, if you give him credit. His email address is at the top of the page. http://www.gbv.com/chords/holdonhope.html

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garymow1 288 wrote on June 7 2008, 08:32 am

Love this song :)
from the episode of scrubs where J.D doesn't want Ben's results to turn out bad but they do anyway. Love it Just decided today after watching the second series for the 4th time to look up the lyrics then the tab .
Well DONE! :):D

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garymow1 288 wrote on June 7 2008, 08:43 am

One Small Thing
I would Suggest Playing B
As A Barr Chord At 7th Frett
and only putting one finger on the actual "barr" of the chord
instead of using whole finger use your finger that's next to your thumb and placing it at 7thfret string E like so...


B
.7th
e------------|
b------------|
g----8-------|
D------9-----|
A------9-----|
E--7---------|

It sounds so much more open and in keeping with the song.

Also Play C#m in this way But Only place your finger on A
and keep the barr chord open

Minor corrections just to keep the tone

P.s You can use this on all the chords which you can put into a barr chord

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