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The Moons A Harsh Mistress chords

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The Moon is A harsh mistress
By Jimmy Webb
http://www.jimmywebb.com/
Transcribed by Clive Sax

There are some Great Tabs of this song floating around.
But for those that want Just chords there's this!
Sung beautifully by Joan Baez, Linda Rondstadt and many more.


[Verse 1]
 G            C(9)    C
See her how she flies     
G                       Am7  C   G
Golden sails across the sky
C                 D7sus  D7
Close enough to touch 
Bm7                 C
But careful if you try
C             D7          Em
Though she looks as warm as gold
C       G            Am7
The moon's a harsh mistress
 D7sus  D7          G
The moon can be so cold

[Verse 2]
 G               C(9)    C
Once the sun did shine 
G                 Am7  C   G
Lord, it felt so fine
C                  D7sus  D7
The moon a phantom rose 
   Bm7                          C
Through the mountains and the pines
C               D7     Em
And then the darkness fell
C         G              Am7
And the moon's a harsh mistress
  D7sus    D7              G     
It's so hard to love her well

[Verse 3]
 Bb                Eb
I fell out of her eyes 
Bb                 Cm7  Eb  Bb
I fell out of her heart
Eb               F7sus  F7
I fell down on my face 
Dm7                     Eb
I tripped and  missed my star
Eb                F7   Gm
God, I fell and fell alone,
       Bb         Eb         Cm7
And the moon's a harsh mistress
  F7sus  F7             Bb
And the sky is made of stone
    Bb         Eb        Cm7
The moon's a harsh mistress
F7sus F7                 Bb
She's hard to call your own. 

            
            
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kevinaldrich 10 Aug 01, 2017 09:29 PM

The last stanza in which all the chords are raised a half-step is pretty hard. If you raise it a full step its a lot easier and sounds fine (to my ear).

D G Em7 A7sus A7 F#m7

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