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Stay Alive Acoustic chords

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Hey guys, an easier, more playable version of José González's Stay Alive with a more acoustic sound. Just a
heads up, below is the plucking pattern I use while alternating between strumming, but feel free to form 
your own plucking pattern!

Example (G/ D/ Em Chords):

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-------3-------3-------3-------0-------0-|
G|---0-------0-------2-------2-------0-------0-----|
D|-----------------0---0---0---0-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3-------------------0---0---0---0---|

Tabbed by: Scapeforce
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/scapeforce/

Tuning: Standard EADGBe
CAPO on 4th

G     320033
D     xx0232
Cadd9 x32033
Cmaj7 x32000
Em    022000
D/F#  200232

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[Verse 1]
G                   D          Em
There's a rhythm in rush these days
          Em                        D            Cadd9
Where the lights don't move and the colours don't fade
G                     D           Em
Leaves you empty with nothing but dreams
     Em
In a world gone shallow
     D         Cadd9
In a world gone lean


[Verse 2]
G                          D          Em
Sometimes there's things a man cannot know
            Em           D           Cadd9
Gears won't turn and the leaves won't grow
        G                    D     Em
There's no place to run and no gasoline
Em                         D          Cmaj7
Engines won't turn and the train won't leave
Em                         D          Cadd9
Engines won't turn and the train won't leave


[Chorus]
G      D         Em     Cadd9
I will stay with you tonight
D                       Em      Cmaj7
Hold you close 'til the morning light
G                      D       Em
In the morning watch a new day rise
      D                   Em    Cmaj7
We'll do whatever just to stay alive
      D                   Em    Cadd9
We'll do whatever just to stay alive


[Verse 3]
         G                 D     Em
Well the way I feel is the way I write
   Em                             D       Cadd9
It isn't like the thoughts of the man who lies
G                         D      Em
There is a truth and it's on our side
Em
Dawn is coming
D         Cmaj7
Open your eyes
Em                       D        Cadd9
Look into the sun as the new days rise


[Chorus]
    G      D        Em     Cadd9
And I will wait for you tonight
       D                       Em    Cmaj7
You're here forever and you're by my side
G                 D      Em
I've been waiting all my life
   D                       Em      Cmaj7
To feel your heart as it's keeping time
      D                   Em    Cadd9
We'll do whatever just to stay alive


[Instrumentals]
G        D/F#       Em      Cmaj7

[Bridge]
G              D/F#      Cadd9
Dawn is coming open your eyes
G              D/F#      Cadd9
Dawn is coming open your eyes
G              D/F#      Cmaj7 
Dawn is coming open your eyes
G                        D        Cmaj7
Look into the sun as the new days rise


[Outro]
G                   D          Em
There's a rhythm in rush these days
          Em                          D           Cadd9
Where the lights don't move and the colours don't fade
G                         D      Em
There is a truth and it's on our side
Em
Dawn is coming
D         Cmaj7
Open your eyes
G                      D        Cmaj7
Look into the sun as a new days rise 

            
            
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klurg 10 Aug 07, 2016 11:47 AM, edited at 03:47 pm

Sweet! But I think A7sus4 is more accurate than Cmaj7. And the Cmaj7 in verse 2 and 3 is just another Cadd9 as far as i can tell.

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Oleson 10 Aug 20, 2017 10:22 AM

Perfect imo 😊, but in the outro one verse is missing.
Equally to the beginning of the song he sings after the first verse with "There is a rythm.. Etc." :"
Leaves you empty with nothing but dreams ...etc."

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