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Marlene On The Wall chords

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This specific tab is based off the studio recorded version (Close-Up Vol. 1). The chords used are the same Suzanne Vega uses when she performs the song live. Play every chord in an 'open style', letting the strings ring as much as possible, and see the live versions for strumming patterns. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Title: Marlene On the Wall
Artist: Suzanne Vega
Album: Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs

Capo on 2nd fret.

[Chords]
E5       079900
Esus4    009900
Aadd9    909900
Emadd9/B 79900x
F#sus4   0-9-11-11-0-x
Gadd9/E  0-12-12-0-0-x
Em/C     8-10-10-0-0-x
Dsus4    10-12-12-0-x-x

[Intro]
E5 Esus4 F#sus4 Aadd9

[Verse 1]
E5
Even if I am in love with you
   Esus4
All this to say, what's it to you?
   F#sus4
Observe the blood, the rose tattoo
           Aadd9                    E5
Of the fingerprints on me from you

E5
Other evidence has shown that
Esus4
You and I are still alone
   F#sus4
We skirt around the danger zone
         Aadd9                  Gadd9/E
And don't talk about it later

[Chorus]
                         Em/C
Marlene watches from the wall
                         Emadd9/B
Her mocking smile says it all
                            Em/C
As she records the rise and fall
                            Gadd9/E
Of every soldier passing

                             Em/C
But the only soldier now is me
                             Emadd9/B
I'm fighting things I cannot see
                            Em/C
I think it's called my destiny
                    Dsus4
That I am changing
                    Emadd9/B  Gadd9/E  Emadd9/B    
Marlene on the wall
  
[Verse 2]
       E5
Well I walk to your house in the afternoon
       Esus4                                   F#sus4
By the butcher's shop with the sawdust strewn
F#sus4
"Don't give away the goods too soon"
   Aadd9
Is what she might have told me

      E5
And I tried so hard to resist
         Esus4
When you held me in your handsome fist
       F#sus4
And reminded me of the night we kissed
       Aadd9                    Gadd9/E
And of why I should be leaving
         
[Chorus]
                         Em/C
Marlene watches from the wall
                         Emadd9/B
Her mocking smile says it all
                            Em/C
As she records the rise and fall
                            Gadd9/E
Of every soldier passing

                             Em/C
But the only soldier now is me
                             Emadd9/B
I'm fighting things I cannot see
                            Em/C
I think it's called my destiny
                    Dsus4
That I am changing
                    Emadd9/B  Gadd9/E  Emadd9/B    
Marlene on the wall

[Solo]
E5 Esus4 F#sus4 Aadd9 (x2)
Gadd9/E

[Chorus]
                         Em/C
Marlene watches from the wall
                         Emadd9/B
Her mocking smile says it all
                            Em/C
As she records the rise and fall
                            Gadd9/E
Of every soldier passing

                             Em/C
But the only soldier now is me
                             Emadd9/B
I'm fighting things I cannot see
                            Em/C
I think it's called my destiny
                    Dsus4
That I am changing
                    Emadd9/B  Gadd9/E  Emadd9/B    
Marlene on the wall

[Verse 3]
    E5
And even if I am in love with you
    Esus4
All this to say, what's it to you?
F#sus4
Observe the blood, the rose tattoo
       Aadd9                    E5
Of the fingerprints on me from you

E5
Other evidence has shown
   Esus4
That you and I are still alone
  F#sus4
We skirt around the danger zone
          Aadd9                  Gadd9/E
And don't talk about it later

      E5
And I tried so hard to resist
         Esus4
When you held me in your handsome fist
       F#sus4
And reminded me of the night we kissed
       Aadd9                    Gadd9/E
And of why I should be leaving

[Chorus]        
                          Em/C
Marlene watches from the wall
                          Emadd9/B
Her mocking smile says it all
                            Em/C
As she records the rise and fall
                            Gadd9/E
Of every man who's been here

                              Em/C
But the only one here now is me
                             Emadd9/B
I'm fighting things I cannot see
                          Em/C
I think it's called my destiny
                      Dsus4               Em/C
That I am changing, changing, changing, changing, changing

[Chorus]
                         Em/C
Marlene watches from the wall
                         Emadd9/B
Her mocking smile says it all
                            Em/C
As she records the rise and fall
                            Gadd9/E
Of every soldier passing

                             Em/C
But the only soldier now is me
                             Emadd9/B
I'm fighting things I cannot see
                            Em/C
I think it's called my destiny
                    Dsus4
That I am changing
                    Emadd9/B    
Marlene on the wall

[Outro]
Gadd9/E  Emadd9/B
Gadd9/E  Emadd9/B  E5
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