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Congratulations Chords

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I know it's not even out yet, but this song is amazing
so I had to tab it.  Good job to whoever figured out 
these lyrics.

These are the chords I refer to in the tab:

    G   F#/G   Em   D    C   B/C   Am    G7    C7
e|--3----2-----0---------0----0----0-----1------0----------------------------|
B|--0----0-----0----3----1----1----1-----0------1----------------------------|
G|--0----0-----0----2----0----0----2-----0------3----------------------------|
D|--0----0-----2----0----2---------2-----0------2----------------------------|
A|--2----------2---------3----2----0-----2------3----------------------------|
E|--3----2-----0-------------------------3-----------------------------------|


The verse is just a simple chord progression:

*Note: The chords are pretty much above the exact syllables
       of each lyric.

Verse 1:

G   F#/G        Em     D
    Dead in the water   
C          B/C      Am
It's not a paid vacation
G      F#/G       Em           D       C
    The sons and daughters of city officials 
 B/C          Am
Attend demonstrations
G       F#/G      Em        D
    It's hardly a sink or swim
     C         B/C       Am
When all is well if the ticket sells

Break 1:
G  F#/G  Em  D  C  B/C  Am  Am

Verse 2:

G   F#/G       Em    D
    Out with a wimper
C          B/C      Am
It's not a blaze of glory
G           F#/G            Em
    You look down from your temple 
   D        C        B/C         Am
As people endeavor to make it a story
G       F#/G     Em      D
    And chisel a marble word
    C        B/C         Am
But all is lost if it's never heard

Break 2:

G   C7   G   G7

Chorus:

C
But I've got someone to make reports
D
That tell me how my money's spent
C
To book my stays and draw my blinds
D
So I can't see what's really there
D
And all I need's a great big congratulations

G  F#/G  Em  D  C  B/C  Am  Am


Just repeat for the rest of the song:

Verse 3:

I'll keep your dreams
You pay attention for me
As strange as it seems 
I'd rather dissolve than have you ignore me
The ground may be moving fast
But I tied my boots to a broken mast

Break 1

Verse 4:

The difference is clear
You throw it in your cauldron
Rust and veneer, dusk and dawn
Steinways and Baldwins
You start with a simple stock of all the waste
And salt to taste

Break 2

Chorus 2:

But damn my luck and damn these friends
That keep on combing back their smiles
I save my grace with half-assed guilt
And lay down the quilt upon the lawn
Spread my arms and soak up congratulations 


Word.

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luckyshot60 wrote on March 20 2010, 08:25 pm

Looks good except the Am at the end of each verse "When all is well if the ticket sells," etc. is a D

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Joe Miró wrote on April 11 2010, 09:40 am

not bad but not 100% right.

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nadroJ22 wrote on April 12 2010, 08:16 am

Yeah I know. I made this back when they first played it live, so I only had youtube-quality audio to go by. I could update it but I'm too lazy - I also figured out how to play the intro with the keyboard part included.

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