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Practical Arrangement by Sting from The Last Ship album
For any questions mail me to fffoma@gmail.com


Basically, this is a jazzy piano piece. This one is tough to play on the guitar, so I
tried to cover the full harmony and provide some possible voicings for you. But sorry in
advance if it too complex, it's just what it is. You can try to simplify the chords by 
playing first part of it (e.g. GMaj7/9 —> GMaj7, GMaj7b5 — GMaj7), but song will lose it's
charm a little bit in this case. Enjoy and good luck!


Key: B Minor, afterwards modulate to C Minor
Time: 4/4


GMaj7/9......[3x4435]
Em9/A........[x0577x]
C7sus4.......[x4442x]
GMaj7b5......[3x442x]
Em6/9........[0x402x]
C#9sus4......[x4444x]
F#7#5........[2x233x]

AbMaj7b5.....[4x553x]
D7b9.........[x5454x]
Fm6/9........[1x303x]
D9sus4.......[x5555x]
G7#5.........[3x344x]
D7sus4.......[x5553x]
Csus2........[x3001x]


  Bm9
e|-----------5--------------------------|
B|--------3-----2-----------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----4--------------------------------|
A|--2-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
    *        *        *        *

     Bm9
Am I asking for the moon?
       GMaj7/9                G6  Em9
Is it really so implausible?
                      Em9/A  A7
That you and I could soon
         DMaj7                     F#7sus4  F#7
Come to some kind of arrangement?
        Bm9                  GMaj7/9
I'm not asking for the moon
                            G6
I've always been a realist
           Em9                 Em9/A  A7
When it's really nothing more
        DMaj7                F#7sus4  F#7
Than a simple rearrangement

          Bm                   C#7sus4  C#7
With one roof above our heads
   F#m                  F#mMaj7  F#m7
A warm house to return to
    Em9                            Em9/A  A7
We could start with separate beds
          DMaj7         F#7sus4  F#7
I could sleep alone or learn to
         Bm                      Bm/A           G#m7b5     Em9
I'm not suggesting that we'd find some earthly paradise forever
           CMaj7                      Bm/F#                         F#7
I mean how often does that happen now? The answer's probably never
              GMaj7b5                    Em6/9
But we could come to an arrangement, a practical arrangement
     C#9sus4            F#7#5         Bm9  Gm9  G7#9
And you could learn to love me given time


          Cm9
I'm not promising the moon
          AbMaj7             Ab6
I'm not promising a rainbow
         Fm9               Bb7sus4  Bb7
Just a practical solution
      EbMaj7        G7sus4  G7
To a solitary life
          Cm9
I'd be a father to your boy
    AbMaj7                    Fm9
A shoulder you could lean on
                     Bb7sus4  Bb7  EbMaj7
How bad could it be
                G7sus4  G7
To be my wife?

          Cm                   D7b9  D7
With one roof above our heads
   Gm                   GmMaj7  Gm7
A warm house to return to
     Fm7                       Bb7sus4  Bb7
You wouldn't have to cook for me
     EbMaj7                    G7sus4  G7
You wouldn't have to learn to
            Cm                 Cm/Bb         Am7b5          Fm9
I'm not suggesting that this proposition here could last forever
           DbMaj7               Cm/G                 G7
I've no intention of deceiving you, you're far too clever

              AbMaj7b5
But we could come to an arrangement
    Fm6/9
A practical arrangement
     D9sus4                      G7#5     Fm9  G7#5
And perhaps you'd learn to love me given time
    AbMaj7         Cm/Bb            Am7b5  Fm9
It may not be the romance that you had in mind
               D7sus4           G7#5
But you could learn to love me
 Db9   Csus2
Given time

            
            
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drissoun 10 Dec 08, 2013 12:43 PM

Thank you very much Foma, that's very good work, you saved me an afternoon of nightmarish work.

On detail, for the first line of the chorus,
Bm C#7sus4 C#7
With one roof above our heads

You got it right of the the second chorus though..

Thank you very much again

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nerciano 10 Aug 24, 2017 01:53 PM

accurate

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