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Staralfur Chords

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Staralfur (acoustic) - Sigur Ros


Most of this was worked out using
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn8j4LxQAMQ
although the song order is different to the cd.
Just to confuse you I've kept the original order.
Also the video is in E and not the half note up on the cd.

There's a mp3 of exactly how I play it here (capo on 1st fret):
http://www.esnips.com/doc/bed96443-e1e4-4008-8b10-f9c3cb2276b6/staralfur

Intro:

| A | A7 A7add11 |                     
| D | Dmaj7 D |             x2

A             D                   
blá nótt yfir himininn            *Play D for a bar then                   
A             D*                  Dsus4, D, Dsus2, D5        
blá nótt yfir mér                 a beat each for the second bar
A              D                     A
horf-inn út um glugann minn með hendur
              D        C#dim
faldar undir kinn
       G             D   A    D/F#
hugsum daginn minn í dag og í gær

A             D
blá nóttfötin klæða mig i,
A           D*
beint upp i rúm
A            D
breiði mjúku sængina
A    D         C#dim
loka augunum
       G             D     C#dim
ég fel hausinn undir væng

Chorus:

Bm Bm/A A   G      A   A7  D   D/C#
starir  á   mig lítill ál-fur
Bm Bm/A A  G          A    A7  D
hleypur að mer en hreyfist ekki
   A**    G      G/F#               **(confused by this bit - A sounds
ur stað - -  sjalfur                   better but it looks like he's
G                 D                    playing G/F# on the vid. I play A)
     starálfur

Back to the intro over | A | A7 A7add11 | D | Dmaj7 D |   x2  etc

A     D
Opna augun stírurnar úr
A            D*
trygi mig og tel (hvort ég sé ekki)
A               D
kommin aftur og alltalltilæ
A               D         C#dim
samt ventar eitthvað
        G      D***          ***Here I play the D for most of the bar
eins og alla veggina         then Dsus2, D, Dsus4 quickly before
                             the instrumental to mimic the orchestra
The instrumental interplay:

| A | Asus2 A | D | D/C# | Bm | A |
| G | D/F# | A | A7 |

| D | Dsus4 D | 
| D/C# |

Then play the chorus again followed

| D G/D D | G | G | G D 
| D | A7 |  D/F# | x2                (actual bar timing
                                         a bit sketchy)
Then

   A**    G       G/F#
ur stað - -  sjalfur
G                 D
     starálfur

Notes:

A7            x02020
A7add 11  =   x02022
Dmaj7         xx0222
 
C#dim- x4535x
I use  3x0003 for G
G/D chord at the end is xx0033
G/F#   2x0033
D/F#   2x0232
D/C#   x40232



Other bits you could play

{Pre-Intro:

violins start with:

E--12---------|--14----------------|          x2
B--14---------|--15----------------|
G-(14)--------|-(14)---------------|
D-(14)--------|--12----------------|
A--12---------|--------------------|

These are also the verse chords but you can just play A and D basically.

Then for the intro you could play

-0----5----3----2--|-2----2----9---10------|
-2-----------------|-3---------------------|
-2-----------------|-2---------------------|
-2-----------------|-0---------------------|
-0-----------------|-----------------------|
-x-----------------|-----------------------|

Piano bit that goes on top:

    A
|e--------17-------17-------|--------------17----------|
|B--14-------14-------14----|-14----14--------14----14-|
|G-(2)-14-------14-------14-|----14----14--------14----|
|D-(2)----------------------|--------------------------|
|A--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
|E--------------------------|--------------------------|

    D
|e--------17-------17-------|--------------17----------|
|B--15-------15-------15----|-15----15--------15----15-|
|G-(2)-14-------14-------14-|----14----14--------14----|
|D--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
|A--------------------------|--------------------------|
|E--------------------------|--------------------------|
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Mesko wrote on October 31 2008, 04:18 pm

On the record (Agaetis Byrjun), the song is played half a note higher.

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jimisjoint wrote on July 3 2009, 10:39 am

I have already stated this near the top

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