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Telling Stories Chords

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Telling Stories by Tracy Chapman
(I may not have the lyrics right in places. Enjoy!)
Intro: (just low E and 2fr, 4th string)
Em

         Em                     C     G                  D/F#
There is fiction in the space between lines on a page, a memory
         Em                    C           G                D/F#
Write it down, but it doesn't mean you're not just telling stories   

Em C G D/F#
Em C G D/F#

         Em                     C    G          D/F#
There is fiction in the space between you and reality
          Em            C                  G                  D/F#
You would do and say anything to make your everyday life seem less
mundane
         Em                     C     G       D/F#
There is fiction in the space between you and me.

Em C G D/F#
Em C G D/F#

                  Em                          C G       D/F#
There's a science fiction in the space between you and me
       Em             C       G              D/F#
A fabrication, grand scheme. I am the scary monster
        Em                    C           G              D/F#
Need to say it as I leave the scene in my spaceship I am laughing
       Em                 C             G              D/F#
Your remembrance of a bad dream there's no one but you standing.

Em C G D/F#
Em C G D/F#

Bridge:
D                          C                G
Feel the pity and the pain for the ones who do not speak
D                                            C          Em
Back the words you get respect and compassion and for posterity
C                    Em                    G            D/F#  Em
Spread the words and make believe there is truth in the space between.

Em Em Em Em

         Em                     C     G       D/F#
There is fiction in the space between you and everybody
Em                  C             G             D/F#
Give us all what we need. Give us one more sad, sordid story.
       Em                     C     G              D/F#
In the fiction of the space between sometimes a lie is the best thing
       Em      C       G             D/F#
                       sometimes a lie is the best thing
       Em      C       G             D/F#
                                     is the best thing
(repeat a lot)

Em
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peat555 555 wrote on October 28 2006, 12:10 pm




the first G in each verse is false, the right chord would be Em

e.G.:

instead of

G C ...
There is fiction in the space between ...

it would be:

Em!! C ...
There is fiction in the space between ...


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bandgeek10 522 wrote on July 13 2008, 04:04 pm

yeah for most of the song, it sounds to me like the progression is Em5, C5, G5, F#5. i know that 'cause my dad was just blasting the song and i had my guitar out, so i gave it a try. haha didn't know the singer was a girl until my dad told me

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stephenmac2510 18 wrote on February 24 2016, 08:23 am

Great tab. helped me get a handle on the bass part. Cheers mate :-)

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