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Cleopatra chords

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  • An easy, non capo version using open or barre chords.
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Artist: The Lumineers
Album: Cleopatra (2016)
No.: 3
Song: Cleopatra
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN5s9N_pTUs
Transcription: SCA, kostya.levin.sca@gmail.com 

VERSION 1
Tuning: standard
Capo: 1st fret!!!

Chords used:

[Intro]
G

[Verse]
G
I was Cleopatra, I was young and an actress
                                                D
When you knelt by my mattress, and asked for my hand
          G
But I was sad you asked it, as I laid in a black dress
                                     D
With my father in a casket, I had no plans

[Break]
G

[Pre-chorus]
G                                  C              G
And I left the footprints, the mud stained on the carpet
                                                D
And it hardened like my heart did when you left town
      G                           C                G    
But I must admit it, that I would marry you in an instant
                                                      D
Damn your wife, I'd be your mistress just to have you around

[Chorus]
          G        D     C        G     C            G          D
But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           G   D             C   G             C        G     D
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

[Break]
G

[Pre-chorus II]
          G                       C                       G
While the church discouraged, any lust that burned within me
                                             D
Yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
     G                     C       G
So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
         C               G                        D 
From the strangers in my backseat, they remind me of you

[Chorus]
          G        D     C        G     C            G          D
But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           G   D             C   G             C        G     D
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

[Bridge]
        Em                 G           C     D     Em
And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce
         G                        Em            C        D      G
But I've read this script and the costume fits, so I'll play my part

[Break]
G

[Pre-chorus II]
      G                C               G
I was Cleopatra, I was taller than the rafters
                                              D
But that's all in the past now, gone with the wind
      G                    C                   G    
Now a nurse in white shoes leads me back to my guestroom
       C         G
It's a bed and a bathroom
                    D
And a place for the end

[Chorus]
            G       D     C        G     C            G          D   
I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           G   D             C   G             C        G     D
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

[End]
D G


VERSION 2 (NO capo version)
Tuning: standard
Capo: NO capo

Chords used:

[Intro]
G#

[Verse]
G#
I was Cleopatra, I was young and an actress
                                                D#
When you knelt by my mattress, and asked for my hand
          G#
But I was sad you asked it, as I laid in a black dress
                                     D#
With my father in a casket, I had no plans

[Break]
G#

[Pre-chorus]
G#                                 C#             G#
And I left the footprints, the mud stained on the carpet
                                                D#
And it hardened like my heart did when you left town
      G#                          C#              G#    
But I must admit it, that I would marry you in an instant
                                                      D#
Damn your wife, I'd be your mistress just to have you around

[Chorus]
          G#       D#    C#       G#    C#           G#         D#
But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           G#  D#            C#  G#            C#       G#    D#
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

[Break]
G#

[Pre-chorus II]
          G#                      C#                      G#
While the church discouraged, any lust that burned within me
                                             D#
Yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
     G#                    C#      G#
So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
         C#              G#                       D# 
From the strangers in my backseat, they remind me of you

[Chorus]
          G#       D#    C#       G#    C#           G#         D#
But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           G#  D#            C#  G#            C#       G#    D#
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

[Bridge]
        Fm                 G#          C#    D#    Fm
And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce
         G#                       Fm            C#      D#      G#
But I've read this script and the costume fits, so I'll play my part

[Break]
G#

[Pre-chorus II]
      G#               C#              G#
I was Cleopatra, I was taller than the rafters
                                              D#
But that's all in the past now, gone with the wind
      G#                   C#                  G#    
Now a nurse in white shoes leads me back to my guestroom
       C#        G#
It's a bed and a bathroom
                    D#
And a place for the end

[Chorus]
            G#      D#    C#       G#    C#           G#         D#   
I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
           G#  D#            C#  G#            C#       G#    D#
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

[End]
D# G#


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SCA, kostya.levin.sca@gmail.com

            
            
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rdtaylor2000 12 Mar 30, 2016 01:02 PM

Great tab!!!

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CloudCakes 178 Apr 05, 2016 01:32 PM

Nice interpretation! I am so excited for this album!

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satir3 5,847 Apr 09, 2016 01:00 AM

Version on the record is the same as the acoustic one that they had performed before they released the record!

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