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Montana chords

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"Before This World"(2015)
Submitted by ClassicalfreaK

G5 A7 | Em7 A7

    D         A/C#            Bm7            A
I'm not smart enough for this life I've been livin',
  G          D/F#         Em7         A
A little bit slow for the pace of the dream.
     Bm7     F#m7           G             D/F#
It's not I'm ungrateful for all I've been given;
    Em7     A              G  A6 A
But nevertheless, just the same...

  D          A/C#        Bm7        A
I wish to my soul, I was back in Montana,
G          D/F#         Em7         A
High on my mountain and deep in the snow.
Bm7      F#m7   G        D/F#
Up in my cabin, over the valley,
Em7       A             D   A/C#
Under the blankets with you.

Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the ocean from here.
Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the mountains from there.

D        A/C#       Bm7          A
Who can imagine the scale of the forces
     G               D/F#           Em7       A
That pushed this old mountain range up in the sky?
   Bm7       F#m7   G         D/F#
Tectonic creation, erosion, mutation;
Em7          A              G A
Somethin' to pleasure God's eye.

    D          A/C#      Bm7           A
The world is a wonder of lightnin' and thunder,
    G            D/F#         Em7           A
And green of the ground as we fall from the sky.
    Bm7         F#m7       G              D/F#
The old and new faces, the tribes and the races...
Em7          A         D
Thousands of places to try.

Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the ocean from here.
Bm G Em       A    F#/A# Bm Em7 GM7 A
O - - ver the mountains from there.

D/F#         GM7             E/G#      A
One sits and waits while the other one wanders,
    Bm7           E7          Em7         A
And squanders his time with a life on the road.
D/F#          GM7        E/G#           A
Down from the mountain, across the wide ocean,
    F#/A#       Bm         C         A/C#
The world is in motion and cannot be slowed.

 D         A/C#     Bm7            A    
Enough for today... demands of the moment,
    G           D/F#        Em7        A
The thing on my mind is the work in my hand.
Bm7          F#m7          G         D/F#
Wood for the woodstove and water for coffee,
    Em7         A          G  A
Somethin' I can still understand.

   D         A/C#        Bm7      A
We got a few friends but not many neighbors,
    G         D/F#          Em7         A
The trip into town takes us most of the day.
    Bm7        F#m7           G            D/F#
And after, "Hello", and "it's sure good to see you",
   Em7                A          D  A/C#
It seems like there's nothin' to say.

Bm A G        A7         D2
O - - ver the ocean from here.

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thebub 10 Jan 10, 2016 03:27 AM

Lack of accuracy. The best TAB here, but a few quibbles. I have to rate this 1star to comment.

The GM7 (Gmaj7?) in the refrain sounds wrong. Perhaps simply Fm7?

I also think that there are too many chords in the chorus. Still trying to work it out myself!

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thebub 10 Jan 24, 2016 09:49 AM

My deepest apologies Classicalfreak. I had a few quibbles, but the only way I could seem to get to comment was by giving it a low rating. I have finally found the route to comment. I gave changed my review to 5*' as this is by far the best tab for Montana. I was too hung up on the bass line and you are right about the Gmaj7, which is simply Bm/G!
Excellent tab. *****

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thebub 10 Jan 25, 2016 06:04 AM

No problem! I'm not quite convinced by the A/C# and it's a bitch of a chord to play. I think it may simply be D/C#? Anyway, I emailed James Taylor to ask him, so if he replies, I'll let you know!

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