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Mercy Street Chords

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Song: Mercy Street
Artist: Peter Gabriel
Composer: Peter Gabriel
Album: So
Tabbed by DJ
5th Mar 2013

The song was inspired after reading '45 Mercy Street'
by American poet Anne Sexton

CAPO: 4th fret (Sounds in key of C#m)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Am     = x02210    Am7  = x02010    G   = 320033
A7sus4 = x02030    Dm/F = 10023x    F   = 133211
Asus2  = x02200    Dm7  = xx0211    F/A = x03211
Am/G   = 302210    F/C  = x33211    G/B = x20033
                                    F/G = 3xxxxx

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[Intro]
   Am   A7sus4  Asus2  Am
|  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |

  Am   A7sus4  Asus2  Am                             Am/G
| /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


    Am      Asus2  Am      Asus2
||: /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :||[Repeat]


[Verse 1]
  Am                           Am7
Looking down on empty streets, all she can see,
         Dm/F                           Dm7
Are the dreams all made solid, are the dreams made real,
Am                    Am7
All of the buildings, all of the cars,
     Dm/F                    Dm7
Were once just a dream in somebody's head,
      Am                         Am7
She pictures the broken glass, pictures the steam,
     Dm/F                Dm7             Am
She pictures a soul with no leak at the seams!


[Link]
 Am
Take the boat out! (Wait until darkness!)
 Am                                         Am/G   Am
Let's take the boat out! (Wait until dark - ness comes!)


[Verse 2]
  Am                        Am7
Nowhere in the corridors of pale green and grey,
  Dm/F                          Dm7
Nowhere in the suburbs, in the cold light of day,
 Am                              Am7
There in the midst of it, so a - live and alone,
  F           F/C   G
Words support like bone!


[Chorus]
   G        Am    F    G      Am            Am/G  F
Dreaming of Mer - cy Street, wear your in - side out,
              C     F  F/A  G/B          Am               G
Dreaming of mercy...            in your daddy's arms a - gain,
            Am    F  F/A     G      Am              Am/G  F
Dreaming of Mer - cy-----  Street, swear they moved that sign,
              C     F  F/A  G/B          Am
Dreaming of mercy...            in your daddy's arms!

    Am      Asus2   Am      Asus2
||: /  /  /  /   |  /  /  /  /  :||[x2]


[Instrumental break]
  Am       Am/G   F       F/G   Am       Am/G   F       F/G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Am       Am/G   F       Dm    Am
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   Am      Am/G   Am
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |


[Verse 3]
  Am                              Am7
Pulling out the papers from the drawers that slide smooth,
 Dm/F                    Dm7
Tugging at the darkness, word upon word,
         Am                                  Am7
Con - fessing all the secrets things, in the warm velvet box,
       Dm/F                             Dm7
To the priest, he's the doctor, he can handle the shocks,
   Am                             Am7
Dreaming of the tenderness, the tremble in the hips,
      F          F/C   G
Of kissing Mar - y's lips!


[Chorus]
   G        Am    F    G      Am            Am/G  F
Dreaming of Mer - cy Street, wear your in - side out,
              C     F  F/A G/B          Am               G
Dreaming of mercy...           in your daddy's arms a - gain,
            Am    F  F/A     G      Am              Am/G  F
Dreaming of Mer - cy-----  Street, swear they moved that sign,
              C      F  F/A G/B             Am
Looking for mercy...              in your daddy's arms!

    Am      Asus2  Am      Asus2
||: /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :||[x2]


[Instrumental break]
  Am       Am/G   F       F/G   Am       Am/G   F       F/G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Am       Am/G   F       Dm    Am
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   Am      Am/G   Am
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |


[Verse 4]
  Am     A7sus4                Am    Am/G 
Mercy ...mercy ...looking for mercy!
  Am     A7sus4                Am
      Oo---oo, ...looking for mercy,
  Am   G                 Am    G
Mercy-----, looking for mercy,
            Am  Asus2   G               Am
Looking for mer - cy,      looking for mercy,
G           Am     F                Am
  Oh - oh, mercy,      looking for mercy!


[Coda]
 Am                       Am7
Anne, with her father, is out in the boat,
Dm/F               Dm7                              Am
Riding the water, riding the waves...  on the sea!
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