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This Old Dark Machine Chords

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                THIS OLD DARK MACHINE - James Vincent McMorrow
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Tabbed by: Gav
Email: gav_jones@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard
Capo on 3

I took these chords from a live video I saw, so it might not be exactly the same as on the album.

      E A D G B E 

Am    0-0-2-2-1-0
Am7   0-0-2-0-1-0
Em    0-2-2-0-0-0
D     0-0-0-2-3-2
C     3-3-2-0-1-0
G/C   3-2-0-0-1-0

Fill
e|--------|
B|-1------|
G|-0--00--|
D|-0--00--|
A|-0--00--|
E|-0h333--|


Am Fill

Am                      Em
Spring it came upon us, every insect filled the air
D                                    Am                        Fill
Dropped their wings upon my brother, cast their shadows on his hair
Am                                  Em
If we follow where they're leading, We will surely come before
D                               Am                       Am7
some unseen and wondrous magic, made of visions to explore


D                                   Am                      Am7
Near the town where we were living, was an old abandoned farm
D                                Am                        Am7
Every year we'd plant an orchid, in the shelter of it's arm
D                               Am                       Am7
To protect us from the madness, of the future still to come
Em                            C                            D
It will be like this forever, I will keep you safe from harm

Bridge
Am Em D Am Fill

Am                                 Em
Then they caught us in the summer, dressed in fathers finest clothes
D                              Am                         Fill
You the hat he wore to market, I the jacket filled with holes
Am                                   Em
I've been searching all these hours, for a hand as pale as bone
D                                       Am                            Am7
That would keep the strongest sunlight, and reflect the brightest stone

D                                   Am                           Am7
Near the town where we were living, was a warm and fragrant smell
D                             Am                       Am7
Of the orchid we had planted, now a forest tall and well
D                               Am                       Am7
What a statue to our greatness, what a story all will tell
Em                           C                           D
They'll remember us forever, they'll remember where we fell

Bridge
Am Em D Am Fill

Am
This old dark machine, it shakes and it shudders
G/C
Pulls to the left, then dies near the gutter
D
But still in the road, the traffic is silent
Am
The people they stare, and then they turn violent
C
If they should touch, the hem of your dress
Am
I would rise like a lion, strike out again
C
The faithful they wait, the faithful they wait
G/C
By the sign

D                                   Am                         Am7
Near the town where we were living, came a loud and joyous sound
D                                Am                             Am7
As the earth and all her beauty, picked us up from off the ground
D                                Am                     Am7
Carried far across the mountain, to a kingdom never bound
Em                              C                D
We will live like this forever, I will love you, I will love you

Bridge x 2
Am Em D Am


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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ZombieReflexes wrote on April 4 2012, 06:00 pm

The D chord should be a D7(X-0-0-2-1-2). You can still use D but doesn't sound as good imo

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maxdeviaene wrote on March 24 2013, 10:21 am

I think it is rather a Dsus2 with a B in the bass, as you can see him playing on live videos, but the D still sounds quite right.

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guitarguy500 wrote on August 15 2012, 09:17 am

sounds perfect, only thing is in the recording it's capo 3, but in the NPR Tiny Desk Concert it's capo 2, depending on where you want to reference it.

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