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Omaha -- Counting Crows

CAPO ON 2!!!

Hopefully this is the most complete (with Bridge) and easiest version (with capo) of this
song to play. 

Main Chords:    
Em - 022000    D - xx0232    C - x32010
Bm - x24432    G - 320033    A - x02220  

Bridge Chords: 
G    – [32]033
D/F# - [20]232
Em   - [02]200
A11  – x[00]000
C    - x[32]010
G/B  - x[20]033
D/A  - x00232

***************

[Intro]

|Em        |D        |Em       |C         |
 /          /         /         /  / /////  


[Verse 1]

Em                  Bm                |
  Start tearing the old man down, run
D                    A                   | 
past the heather and down to the old road.
Em                  Bm                   |
  Start turning the grain into the ground.
C                         |                     
  Roll a new leaf over...

Em         Bm                             
    In the middle of the night there's an 
D                 A
old man treading around in the gathered rain.
Em                          Bm            
 Well mister if you want to walk on water,
C(D)         (C)             G* (*start chorus) 
    could you drop a line my way?


[Chorus]

G             D             |
        O-m-a-ha!     (Ahh..)
Em            C             | 
 Somewhere in middle America.
G                 D               |  
 Get right to the heart of matters...
C                            |         
  It's the heart that matters 
G            D                 |
more!      I think you'd better
Em               A            |
turn your ticket in...(i-i-in)
C                               |
  and get your money back at the 
G*   (*start bridge)
door.


[Bridge] 
(see chord suggestions):

G    D/F#  Em    A11   |C     G/B   D/A         | (x1)
/    /     /     /      /     /     /    / / / /
                        Ahhh..huh.. yeah, yeah


[Verse 2]

Em                  Bm
  Start threading a needle.
D                           A
Brush past the shuttle that slides through the cold room.
Em                  Bm
  Start turning the wool across the wire.
C
  Roll the new life over.

Em       Bm                             
  In the middle of the night there's an 
D                     A
old man threading his toes through a bucket of rain.
Em                           Bm
Hey mister you don't want to walk on water. You're
C(D)         (C)            G*
only going to walk all over me.


[Chorus]

G             D             |
        O-m-a-ha!     (Ahh..)
Em            C             | 
 Somewhere in middle America.
G                 D               |  
 Get right to the heart of matters...
C                            |         
  It's the heart that matters 
G            D                 |
more!      I think you'd better
Em               A            |
turn your ticket in...(i-i-in)
C                               |
  and get your money back at the 
G
door.


[Bridge]

G      D/F#   Em     A11   |C      G/B    D/A            | (x4)
Na     Na     Na     Na     Nun-na-nah    yeah, yeah,yeah
Na     Na     Na     Nun-na-nah...        nun-ah
Nunana nunana nunana nunana nunana nunana na,  na,  na
Na     Na     Na     Na     Na     


[Verse 3]

Em                  Bm
  Start running the banner down.
D                        A
Drop past the color come up through the summer rain.
Em                  Bm
  Start turning the girl into the ground.
C
  Roll a new love over.

Em       Bm                                       
  In the middle of the day there's a 
D                  A
young man rolling around in the earth and rain.
Em                         Bm
Hey mister if you're gonna walk on water, you know
C(D)                (C)            G*
You're only going to walk all over me


[Chorus] x2 
(2nd time screaming!)


G             D             |
        O-m-a-ha!     (Ahh..)
Em            C             | 
 Somewhere in middle America.
G                 D               |  
 Get right to the heart of matters...
C                            |         
  It's the heart that matters 
G            D                 |
more!      I think you'd better
Em               A            |
turn your ticket in...(i-i-in)
C                               |
  and get your money back at the 
G
door.


G             D             |
        O-m-a-ha!     (Ahh..)
Em            C             | 
 Somewhere in middle America.
G                 D               |  
 Get right to the heart of matters...
C                            |         
  It's the heart that matters 
G            D                 |
more!      I think you'd better
Em               A            |
turn your ticket in...(i-i-in)
C                               |
  and get your money back at the 
G
door.


[Bridge/outro]

G      D/F#   Em     A11   |C      G/B    D/A            |
                            Ahhhhh-hhhhhh-huh!     Said...
G      D/F#   Em     A11   |C      G/B    D/A            |G~ (ring)
Omaha...      Sunday morning...       I'm coming  home to-day 


For the bridge walking notes, just hit the 2 strings listed, one strum per beat in song
(though I like using two strums for more flair), except for final D/A of each pass which
gets some quick up/down stums during beats 3 and 4. For an even easier tip, leave your pinky
and ring fingers fretting the initial G and just cycle through the brackets parts of the
chords until you get to the final D (D/A). As long as you hit the bass note (first one
listed), it sounds good enough. Trust me, it will be your favorite part of the song to play.

C.Hall

            
            
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acade365 1,695 Mar 26, 2009 10:53 AM

this one is better than amy. i gave it five stars, however, there are two mistakes:

during the verse, you forget a D after the Bm.

Em-----------------------------Bm
Well mister if you want to walk on water,
D--------------C---------------G* (*start chorus)
could you drop a line my way?

and also, minor mistake, after the first chorus, the bridge should last two bars instead of the four bars you put.

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chall_99 352 Mar 26, 2009 11:46 AM

I'm not sure I hear the D, but I'll check it out. The first bridge is just the silent one with only a single pass (ends with drums over the D/A part), huh? I'll correct. Thanks man!

Note: when I play the C's in a lot of sections (the 1 you mention included) I hammer on and off the D# (x30010). That seems to do it for me, but I'll check out the D - on the first 2 strums (beats), right?

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diplodoccus 10 Sep 23, 2017 08:46 PM

Love this tune wished I knew how to play beck in the 90s when I first heard August! Great Jam, even better album~!

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