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Jeff Buckley – Lover you should have come over

Looking out the door I see the rain fall upon the
C                    Em9 Em Em7 Em
 funeral             mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations As their shoes
   C                Em9 Em Em7 Em
 fill up with     water
   C#m7b5                           F#7#5      
               And maybe I'm too young
  Bm                 D/A              G6
To keep good love     from going      wrong
Dsus2/D                          C   Em9
But tonight, you're on my mind   so
Em                           Em7  Em
              You'll never know

I'm broken down and hungry for your love With no
        C                Em9 Em Em7 Em
        way to         feed it
D      Dsus2
Where are you tonight?
Dsus2/D                    C           Em9 Em Em7 Em
Child you know how       much I        need it.

C#m7b5                     F#7#5
         Too young to hold on
        Bm                D/A          G    F# 
And too old to just     break free and run

   Bm           Bm11/E                     Em        Em9
      Sometimes a man gets           carried away,
       Bm                        Bm11/E             Em
When he feels like he should be      having his      fun
              Bm                         Em
And much too blind to see the damage he's done
Sometimes a man must awake to find that, really,
          Em     Em9   Em7  Ddim/F
He has    no-one...

  D/F#                                        Gm6
      So I'll wait for you...                  And I'll burn
Aadd9                        G6/B
      Oh will I ever see your sweet return?
      Oh, will I ever learn?

Cmaj7         Bmadd11                Aadd9/C#   
      Oh,         oh,             oh, lover,         

G6/B                Aadd9            F#5            Em Em9 Em7
   you            should've         come          over
Em                  Dsus2/D       C    Em9 Em Em7 Em
'Cause it's not too late.

Lonely is the room, the bed is made
                   C                 Em9-Em-Em7-Em
The open window lets the             rain in
Bu-urning in the corner is the only one
            C           Em9-Em-Em7-Em
who dreams he had you with him
           C#m7b5       F#7b5                    Bm
          My body       turns and yearns for a sleep
         D/A       G6
That won't ever       come
Ddim/F#        Dsus2/D
      It's never over,  My kingdom for a  kiss
  C              Em9-Em-Em9Em   
 upon her      shoulder
It's never      over,   all my riches for her smiles
                C       Em9-Em-Em7
When I slept so soft against her...
It's never over,
                                    C   Em9-Em-Em7
All my blood for the sweetness of her     laughter
It's never over, she's the tear
                       C     Em9-Em-Em7
That hangs inside my soul forever
C#m7b5                      F#7#5
           Maybe I'm just too young
     Bm              D/A               G            Gm6
To keep good love     from going    wrong

D/F#               Gm6             Aadd9               G6/B   
Oh....                 oh....           Ohh.....          Oh.....
       Aadd9/C#                 Cmaj7      Bmadd11
             Oh.......            Oh.           Oh........             
Aadd9/C#           G6/B             Aadd9             F#5        Em9-Em-Em7
    Lover            you            should've       come        over...         Yeah yeah yes I..

D/F#                  Gm6
 feel too young to hold on          
Aadd9                              G6/B
I'm much too hold to break free and run
Aadd9/C#                                            Cmaj7 - Bmadd11
Too deaf, dumb and blind To see the damage I've    done
          Aadd9/C#  G6/B                    Aadd9           F#5   Em     Em9    
Sweeeeet looover,                    you should've          come      over
Em7                     Em
Oh, I would've    waited for you.

      D/F#            Gm6                 Aadd9                G6/B  
(ad lib.) Lover, lover lover         lover love love       lover love love
Aadd9/C#  Cmaj7   Bmadd11   Aadd9/C#   G6/B   Aadd9     F#5    Em-Em9-Em7
Loooooooooooooooooooooooo-   lover     you    should've come   over
Em                  Dsus2/D          C     Em9
Cause it's not too late.)

Notes: The Dsus2/D hammer-on and pull-off in the beginning of the verses are actually a lot 
more than I've written, but because of the limited space on a single line, I chose 
not to include them. Also, to vary the em-em9-em7 pattern, 
you can play them as 075070(em9)-075000(em)-075700(em7), and then slide down to the c#m7b5(042000). 
I think Jeff played this way on his live performances, since he is sometimes very high on the neck. 

The C in "And sometimes a man must awake to find that really..." 
I think is a 8-10-10-988 barred chord which slides down to the high em on "no-one". 
He also varies with the x35553 C on live performances. 
I guess it's up to you to choose which one suits you best.

The f#5 is a F#m without the 4-6 notes, so effectively a 244xxx chord.

There is another C which is a Cadd9(3x2013). That is played between the D/Dsus2 and the Em7/9s in the intro. 
I have found that a regular C works just as well, but also use this as well as x35553 to vary. 
Don't know if it matter much though.

The chord progression in "so I wait for you..." part of the verse/pre-chorus ascends the neck, 
marking the bass notes on the low E string. Therefore, the D/F# chord is important here. 
I ususally play with the bass notes between the G6/B and the Aadd9/C#, 
making it G6/B, C bass, D bass, and then Aadd9/C#. The Cmaj7 that follows is 8x99000.

Most of the chords are taken from Gary Lucas arrangement with special chords 
listed. The chord names are taken from Gitarakkorder Deluxe (Norsk Noteservice AS/
Hal Leonard Corporation). 
Please let me know if you find anything out of place, and I will correct it. This 
is my favourite song, and the reason I started to play guitar, so it has to be 

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tylercantango 10 Jun 11, 2015 05:10 PM, edited at 09:10 pm

Aadd9 G6/B
"But too old to just break free and run"
instead of
Aadd9 G6/B
"I'm much too hold to break free and run"

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ahutchinson 75 Nov 21, 2015 01:20 PM

If a song contains loads of crazy chords, please provide the tabs for them. ultimate-guitar tries to automatically give them, but they are always appallingly bad and completely wrong. In this case, the chords everyone is looking for are here:

F#7#5 C#m7b5 Em9 Ddim/F Gm6 Aadd9 G6/B Aadd9/C# Bmadd11

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cjgallagher1 10 Sep 04, 2016 11:04 PM

That F#7#5 is actually called a F#aug7 (augmented) chord, but phenomenal job imo:)

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