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Memphis Tenn Chords

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                             MEMPHIS, TENN - Mason Jennings
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Tabbed by: George
Email: dojettes@yahoo.com
Tuned 1/2 step down

This is how I play it, please let me know any corrections


Basic pattern: pluck bass note, strum the rest. Listen to it and figure out what 
works best for you.


   Am      G     C     C
D#---0-0---3-3---0-0---0-0---|
A#---1-1---0-0---1-1---1-1---|
F#---2-2---0-0---0-0---0-0---|
C#---2-2---0-0---2-2---2-2---|
G#-0---0---2-2--3--3---3-3---|
D#--------3--3---------------|

Intro:
Am-G-C-C X5 {with harmonica}

Am     G         C    C
I was born in a gold mine

Am     G         C    C
You were born by the sea

Am     G         C    C
Without nothing, we got something

Am     G         C    C
Memphis, Tennessee, girl

Am     G         C    C
Memphis, Tennessee

Am-G-C-C X5 {with harmonica}

Am     G         C    C
Rain outside my window
Am     G         C    C
Rain inside my head
Am     G         C    C
Loneliness inside my heart
Am     G         C    C
Emptiness in my bed, girl
Am     G         C    C
Emptiness in my bed

Transition to Bridge:
          F/A
D#---------1-1---|
A#---------1-1---|
F#---------2-2---|
C#---0-2-3---3---|
G#-3-------------|
D#---------------|

Bridge:

F/A            C
You've got the love
      F/A
That I need
         C        G
That I'm dreaming of

Am     G         C    C
I was born to love you
Am     G         C    C
You were born to resist
Am     G         C    C
I would give everything I've got
Am     G         C    C
To live inside your kiss, girl
Am     G         C    C
To live inside your kiss

Am-G-C-C X5 {with harmonica}

          F/A
D#---------1-1---|
A#---------1-1---|
F#---------2-2---|
C#---0-2-3---3---|
G#-3-------------|
D#---------------|

F/A            C
You've got the love
      F/A
That I need
         C        G
That I'm dreaming of

Am     G         C    C
I was born in a gold mine
Am     G         C    C
You were born by the sea
Am     G         C    C
Without nothing we got nothing
Am     G         C    C
Memphis, Tennessee, girl
Am     G         C    C
Memphis, Tennessee
Am     G         C    C
Memphis, Tennessee, girl
Am     G         C    C
Memphis, Tennessee

Am-G-C-C X5 {with harmonica}
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Cobbs21206 485 wrote on July 13 2008, 12:28 am

All the verses should go like this, instead:

C G C
I was born in a gold mine
C G C
You were born by the sea
Am G C
Without nothing, we got something
Am G C
Memphis, Tennessee, girl
Am G C
Memphis, Tennessee

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Cobbs21206 485 wrote on August 7 2008, 01:45 pm

the whole song (except the chorus) actually goes Am-G-C. No C-G-C.... correction to my correction

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bolar42 14 wrote on November 26 2013, 09:39 pm

Great tab!

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