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City Of Orphans Chords

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Intro: A  E  F#M  D  E



A          E          F#M               D               E
Jenny left from Idaho and made her home in Capitol Hill

A          E          F#M               D               E
In a 300 square foot studio above a coffee shop near the Broadway Grill

A          E          F#M               D               E
And every night she walks the block to trade in her time for cheap thrills

A          E          F#M               D               E
And everyone she meets is cool, but just out of reach and it kills

F#M                     D               A                E
She used to spend her nights by firelight and singing to the stars

F#M            E
Now shes ours





A          E          F#M               D               E
Kevin left from Denver where the air is clear and people are nice

A          E          F#M               D               E
And he traded it for sea level, for misty rain, what a bitter compromise

F#M                     D               A                E
For now he felt like he belonged to those who understood him

F#M                     D               A                E
But he sold his soul to fit right in and he watched his friends desert him

F#M                     D               A                E
He used to spend his nights by candlelight and drinking wine to vinyl

F#M            E
Now hes ours





                D
Its a city of orphans

   A            E
Who had nowhere to go

                D
So they cashed in their dreams

                A                             E
Headed northwest to the sea and they called it their home

                D
But most dont belong here

   A            E
Were all running away

                        D                  A
And well drain you dry of all semblance of life

                             E
We dont give we just take, take, take


Bridge:

F#M             F#M
But this city has no Bible

F#M             F#M
Theres no meaning you can use

        D            E              A
Were all desperately searching for truth




                D
Were a city of orphans

   A            E
Who had nowhere to go

                    D                             A
So we cashed in our dreams, filled our glasses with Beam

                 E
and our bodies with smoke

                 D
and we spend every weeknight

      A            E
trading pints at the Streamline

                   D                     A             E
and we talk about truth and we talk about love but we wake up to lies, lies, lies

                D
its a city of orphans

   A            E
where did our fathers go

                D               A                         E
we stumble around in the bad part of town at the end of our rope

                D
but there are no answers

   A            E
on the tables of oak

                D
if God could just hear us

                A                         E
we think that Hes near, but He left long ago



                D
were a city of orphans

     A            E
what do we do to ourselves?

                D                       A                       E
We take all the good and the heaven around us and turn it to hell

                D                       A                       E
We take all the good and the heaven around us and turn it to hell

                D                       A                       E
We take all the good and the heaven around us and turn it to hell




A          E          F#M               D               E
Jenny left from Idaho and made her home in Capitol Hill


This is my first song to put up here.  I'm not too sure on the 4 F#m's in the bridge 
section, but it fits.  I hope this works for you, Thanks!
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HoogieHar wrote on August 15 2012, 12:22 pm

sounds good to me--but you know you can go up to capo 4 to make it easier (G D Em C D). thanks!

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hunterparker99 wrote on December 29 2013, 08:49 pm

This is correct, but the song (like all other TCC songs) is actually played in Eb standard tuning (half a step down) with no capo. So if you wanted to play it with that tuning, the chords would correspond as:

A -> C

F#m -> Am

D -> F (and this is actually an Fmaj7, where you only play the bottom 5 strings and you leave the high E/Eb string [depending on your tuning] open.)

E -> G

Also, there is no E (or G) after the first A (or C) in the verse; it's a C6, where he releases the tonic on the A/Ab string and just plays the A/Ab string open.

These are minor details and this is still a very good tab. God Bless.

Source(s): I've seen Matt McDonald play it live.

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rfblankenbaker wrote on March 15 2015, 11:32 pm

If you want the right chords easily just tune your guitar a halfstep down and give it a "+3" in the transpose section on the right and play what you see.

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