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The Coast Chords

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Transposed with capo on 3 so it's easier to play and tabbed out the intro accurately. Was this info helpful? Yes No
The Coast (Paul Simon, Vincent Nguini) - [4/4], Key=Bb, Capo 3

Intro: || G/D C/G | G/D G | G/D C/G | % ||
       || G/D C/G | G/D G | G/D C/G | G/D G ||

V: || G/D C | G/D G :||x3 | G/D C | G/D / G G/B |

P-C: || Am G G/B / | % | Am G | D G/B Am G D/F# | C/G ||
     ||: Bb Am G / C :||x4 | Bb Am G / | 

Ch: || G / / C | G / / D | G / / C | G / G/B Cm G |

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[VERSE 1]
 |G/D         C           |G/D             G
A family of musicians took shelter for the night
      |G             C              |G/D  G |
In the little harbor church of St. Cecilia
              C         |G/D            G  |
 Two guitars, bata, bass drum and tambourine
            C             |G/D   G G/B |
Rose of Jericho and Bougainvillea


[Pre-Chorus]
Am G G/B      |    Am G      G/B | Am G |
     This is a lone---ly life
D  G/B  Am   G     D/F#|C/G |
Sorrows everywhere you  turn
   |Bb     Am    G                  C            |
And that's worth something when you think about it
Bb     Am    G      C |
That's worth some money
   |Bb     Am    G                  C            |
And that's worth something when you think about it
Bb     Am    G      C  |Bb Am G 
That's worth some money


[VERSE 2]
 |G/D         C        |G/D           G         |  
A trip to the market, a trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight
     C           |G/D      G |
That settles over Washington
              C        |G/D             G 
A trip to the market, a trip around the world
         |                  C                 |G/D    G
Where the evening meal is negotiable, if there is one.


[PRE-CHORUS]
G/B      |Am     G   G/B| Am     G   G/B | Am G |
This is a lonely-lone,    lonely life
D  G/B  Am   G     D/F#|C/G |
Sorrows everywhere you  turn
   |Bb     Am    G                  C            |
And that's worth something when you think about it
Bb     Am    G      C |
That's worth some money
   |Bb     Am    G                  C            |
And that's worth something when you think about it
Bb     Am    G      C  |Bb Am G | C | G | C |G G/B Am|
That's worth some money


[CHORUS]
G                      C  |G                      D  |
  To prove that I love you,  Because I believe in you
G                       C      |G                     G/B  Am G|
Summer skies, stars are falling all along the injured coast
G             C  |G               D   |
  If I have money   If I have children
G                       C      |G                     G/B  Am G|
Summer skies, stars are falling all along the injured coast
G           C  |G            D      |
  Oo-wah Oo-wah    Doo-wop a Doo-wah
G                       C      |G                     G/B  Am G|
Summer skies, stars are falling all along the injured coast

N.C | % | G C | G | C |


[VERSE 3]
G        |                C            |G/D           G 
   We are standing in the sunlight, the early morning sunlight
      |                 C           |
In the harbor church of Saint Cecilia
G/D  G              C       |G/D            G
        To praise a soul's returning to the earth
      |            C                 |G/D   G G/B |
To the Rose of Jericho and the Bougainvillea


[PRE-CHORUS]
Am G G/B        |Am G G/B |Am  G | C | % | %
     This is the on-----ly life
   |Bb     Am    G                  C            |
And that's worth something when you think about it
Bb     Am    G      C |
That's worth some money
   |Bb     Am    G                  C             |
And that's worth something when you think about it
Bb     Am    G      C  |2/4 Bb Am G| G C | G G/B Am |
That's worth some money


[CHORUS]
G                      C  |G                      D  |
  To prove that I love you,  Because I believe in you
G                       C      |G                     G/B  Am G|
Summer skies, stars are falling all along the injured coast
G             C |G               D   |
  If I have money   If I have children
G                       C      |G                     G/B  Am G|
Summer skies, stars are falling all along the injured coast


G                   C |G                D           |
  If I have weaknesses   don't let them blind me now
G                       C      |G                     G/B  Am G|
Summer skies, stars are falling all along the injured coast
G           C  |G            D      |
  Oo-wah Oo-wah    Doo-wop a Doo-wah
G                  C     |G     G/B Am |
Summer skies, stars   are falling
G                 C |G                 D      |G  C |
  Leaving the shadow   of the valley behind me now
G      G/B        Am         |
  All along the injured coast


Repeat and fade:
G           C  |G            D      |
  Oo-wah Oo-wah    Doo-wop a Doo-wah
G                       C      |G             G/B  Am    G    |
Summer skies, stars are falling all along the in---jured coast


G/D: xx0003
C/G: 332010 
G/B: x20003
D/F#: 200232

Intro riff - relative to the nut, NOT the capo; [x] = tied note
  s s s s     s  e s. s  e. e e  s s s s  s  e s. s e s.  s  s e  s s s s 
e|--------||----------------------------|---------------------------------||
B|--------||----------------------------|---------------------------------||
G|--------||*---------------------------|--------------------------------*||
D|-6-5----||*---------------5-5---------|-------------------------6-5----*||
A|-----8-6||-[6]-5-------5--6-6--6-5----|--------------5-[5]-6-8------8-6-||
E|--------||-------8-[8]-------------8-6|[6]-6-8-[8]-6--------------------|| x3

   s  e s. s  e. e e  s s s s  s  e s. s e. q.       e
e|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G|---------------------------|-----------------------5-|
D|---------------5-5---------|-------------------------|
A|[6]-5-------5--6-6--6-5----|-------------------------|
E|------8-[8]-------------8-6|[6]-6-8-[8]-6--6---------|
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