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Chinatown chords

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Song: Chinatown
Artist: Shakey Graves
Album: Story of My Life

Chords used: C/G C7 F Fm Am G Dm and a chord called F#m7(b5,#5), I'll tab it below.

F#m7(b5,#5):
e|-0-
B|-1-
G|-2-       Instead of writing out F#m7(b5,#5) every time it comes up,
D|-0-       I'm going to refer to it just as F#m7, but play what's tabbed
A|-0-
E|-2-

In the studio version, he plays it with a capo on the 1st fret, but there are live versions with capos
in different places. This tab was put together with a lot of help from this live performance, where he
puts a capo on the 4th fret: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xeLvv8iQsk


Intro: C/G C7 F Fm Am (bass walk down to) C/G (then) F#m7 F G

C/G
This heart of mine

Keeps decent time
C7
Though my ears may be weak
                            F
And my eyes may be all but blind
   Fm                      Am  C/G  F#m7
I still have sense enough to hear
         F                      G 
And I'm not much without you near

(pause)        C/G
I've paid my dues 

Done one or two
     C7                               F        
But still it keeps a boiling down to you
     Fm                        Am  C/G  F#m7
So choose to be my victory, or vice
          F                        G 
Oh either way I still want you here tonight


Instrumental: C/G C7 F Fm Am (bass walk down to) C/G (then) F#m7 F G


Dm                Am             Dm   
Heaven knows it's hard to find another
   Am                             C/G     F#m7   ( <--Still a walk down )
Oh hell knows it's got a home for folks like me
F
There will come a day
         G
When the earth will cease to spin
       F
You'll hold me close and say
   G
My god where have you been?

           C/G                
I've been around, old Chinatown
C7                            F
Happily lost but oh so easily found
       Fm                            Am  C/G  F#m7
They're counting the stars above the hill
                F                 G   
'Neath some old moon, humming my tune
             C or C/G or Riff
I'll see you soon

He actually ends the song just plucking the 2nd Fret of the A song after a short little riff that's
repeated in the song:

e|---------|
B|-----0---|
G|-0-1---1-|
D|---------|
A|---------|
E|---------|

But it also sounds nice to end it on a C or C/G chord

            
            
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crnordst 10 Aug 05, 2017 02:36 PM

Great tab, is it in standard tuning? because I know he changes to drop or open D a lot

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