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English Girls Approximately Chords

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Ryan Adams – “English Girls Approximately”

So far I’ve been pretty good at tabbing out Ryan Adams songs…
I hope someone decides to use this tab, I know it’s just one of those songs that you 
to skip on the CD…but this song really got stuck in my head. I couldn’t find any tabs on 
internet so let’s hope this one works.
Please leave a good rating, I really tried my best on this one and I think it sounds 
If you have any suggestions please post a comment. Thanks!

No Capo
Standard tuning

Chords:

    G  Cadd9   Dadd4  Asus  C/B
E|--3----3------5------3-----3----|
B|--3----3------5------3-----3----|
G|--0----0------0------2-----0----|
B|--0----2------4------2-----0----|
A|--2----3------5------0-----2----|
E|--3-----------0------------0----|

Intro and verse rhythm:

    G          Cadd9         G          Cadd9
E|--3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
B|--3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|--0---0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| (intro x4)
B|--0---0--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0---0--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|--2---2--2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2---2--2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|--3---3--3-3---------------3---3--3-3---------------|
    D   D  U D U D U D U D U D   U  D U D U D U D U D


G                 Cadd9                    G         Cadd9
English girls are pretty when they play guitar

G                       Cadd9                      G     Cadd9
Crazy like a day just a-breaking I ain't sure what for

G                     Cadd9              G        Cadd9
Ain't got a mother or father or place to fall           She’s got a

G                           Cadd9                     G      Cadd9
brother in the blues but he doesn't know the blues at all

Dadd4
 Said you didn't love me, it was right on time,
      Cadd9
I was just about to tell you, but OK, alright
Dadd4
 Said you didn't love me, didn't want a thing,
Cadd9
English girls can be so mean

(Intro x2)

G                 Cadd9               G          Cadd9
She's got eyes as pretty as a pair of jewels
G                            Cadd9               G         Cadd9
Falling down a canyon like a couple drunken criminals
G               Cadd9                  G          Cadd9
She had a messy bedroom on the edge of town
        G                  Cadd9               G         Cadd9
I ain’t never been a good enough to ever keep around

Dadd4
 Said you didn't love me, it was right on time,
      Cadd9
I was just about to tell you, but OK, alright
Dadd4
 Said you didn't love me, didn't mean a thing,
Cadd9
English girls can be so mean

Asus     C/B           Cadd9
 Ooooohh,  look at you now
Asus     C/B           Cadd9
 Ooooohh,  look at you now
Asus     C/B            Cadd9
Mmmmnn    best I'd ever seen
       Dadd4                                           Cadd9
Just a tall drink of water, just a-pourin' on down the sink

(Intro x2)

G                            Cadd9        G        Cadd9
Tall drink of water, she's a Norfolk waterfall
G                          Cadd9                 G      Cadd9
Little daybreaker, she's a shootin' like a cannonball
G                               Cadd9                 G      Cadd9
Crazy like a rocket when you're coming through my radio
G                            Cadd9                G        Cadd9
Kept me in your bed till the wintertime turned to fall

G                       Cadd9                    G      Cadd9
Fall time coming, and I guess my little bird can sing
G            Cadd9                  G        Cadd9
Come on Elizabeth, a come on a Bethany
G                      Cadd9               G       Cadd9
Come on further, I'm a tired and I want to sleep
G                        Cadd9                     G     Cadd9
My little dove do, and I guess she was a done with me

Dadd4
 Said you didn't love me, it was right on time,
      Cadd9
I was just about to tell you, but OK, alright
Dadd4
 Said you didn't love me, didn't want a thing,
Cadd9
English girls can be so mean

Asus     C/B           Cadd9
 Ooooohh,  look at you now
Asus     C/B           Cadd9
 Ooooohh,  look at you now
Asus     C/B            Cadd9
Mmmmnn    best I'd ever seen
       Dadd4                                           Cadd9
Just a tall drink of water, just a-pourin' on down the sink

(Intro x2 lightly)

G                           Cadd9                 G      Cadd9
Kiss me on the lips when my heart just laughed it off
G                               Cadd9              G      Cadd9
Words may move, but they aint’t never moving fast enough
G                            Cadd9                   G      Cadd9
Celebrate the differences, I celebrate the songs you sing
(Cadd9)
Just three words, my love:

Asus      C/B    Cadd9
you meant eve-ry-thing
Asus      C/B    Cadd9
You meant eve-ry-thing
Asus      C/B    Cadd9
You meant eve-ry-thing
Asus      C/B    Cadd9
You meant eve-ry-thing
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zac_p 17 wrote on May 1 2006, 02:30 am

great job, thanks!

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DrewRoth 394 wrote on June 26 2006, 09:04 pm

geez...this song is way too simple to keep screwing up...
try playing the verse G-Am7. play g=320003 and am7=x02013. rhythm is simple... then chorus is d to c. simple. not hard. sounds exactly like the song.

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phlikone 3,493 wrote on July 12 2006, 07:53 pm

I'm sure you're right about the Am7, I played it, sounds good. I knew that Cadd9 was off. If you think about it, it's only off that one little note on the B string...but that Dadd4 sounds better than a regular D...at least in this song.

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