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The Penalty chords

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  • Simple Chord Version of Beiruts beautiful song for... Show more
by Beirut
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F C Em F
F C Em F

[Verse 1]

F               C       Em     F
Like an ancient day and I'm on trial
F                  C         Em          F
Let them seize the way, this once was an island

[Chorus 1]

    G           C        F   C
And I could not stay for I believed them
G            C        F       C
Left for the lights always in season
F C Em F
F C Em F

[Verse 2]

F          C          Em       F
Impassable night in a crowd of homesick
F               C            Em        F
Fully grown children, you'll leave the lights

[Chorus 2]

     G              C          F       C
Your family may not wait, sir, keep on breathing
    G               C         F       C
Our parents rue the day, they find us kneeling
G                        C        F            C
Let them think what they may, for they've good reason
G            C        F       C
Left for the lights always in season

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Lechuza 10 Dec 17, 2008 08:07 PM

hey if anyone is actually playing this on the ukulele, he plays some of those "C" chords holding the bottom (A) string on the 7th fret. it gives it that high ring, you can definitely hear it on all the Cs that come after the Em and Gs.

you can try to see in this Take Away Show video

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SandWraith 62 Mar 15, 2009 07:43 PM

I think it sounds slightly better (and is easier) with a capo on the 5th fret (and so transposing the song to G: i.e. C->G, F->C, G->D, and Em->Bm). Then the pitch matches a little better with the recorded song.

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pashpotter 10 May 20, 2009 07:46 PM

Check version 2, its right.

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