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Southern Pacifica Chords


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Artist: Josh Ritter
Song: Southern Pacifica
Album: So Runs the World Away
Tabbed by: Don Tago
Email: recebedou@yahoo.com

Standard Tuning [EADGBe]

Chords used:
A:  002220
B:  224442
E:  022100

Verse 1:
G#m            F#m   G#m                F#m
    Southern pacific,    red, white and blue
A              E       B      
  Where are we running to?
G#m          F#m         G#m           F#m
    Over the wide plains,     over the wide plains
A            E          B
  Take me to some place new

Chorus 1 chords: 
A                    E              B
  Remember me to Roxianne (You know she's still lovely)
A                       E           B
  Tell her I was on the move (Last time you saw me)
A                       E   E+5         C#m
  That you only saw the baaaaaack of my head

Verse 2: [use verse 1 chords]
Climb through the timbers, and I'll breathe the dust of
Cosmos and wild rosebud

Thunder from unknown, phosphorous white glow
Sabre-tooth bones in the dusk

Chorus 2: [use chorus 1 chords]
Remember me to Roxianne (You know she's still lovely)
Tell her I was on the move (Last time you saw me)
That you only saw the back of my head

then, [repeat chorus 1x]

Interlude: [use verse 1 chords for interlude]

Outro verse: [use verse 1 chords]
Southern pacific, take me to meet
Whatever is hunting for me
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Keido wrote on May 15 2011, 03:40 am

This is right except one change I'd make. On the word "baaaaaack", the 2nd chord is Ab (not E+5).

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Keido wrote on May 15 2011, 03:48 am

I mean E augmented (B\E+) works too. I just like the sound of the clean Ab to transition to the C#m.

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