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Its Too Late chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
The band called evermore:  it consists of 3 guys who are actually from New Zealand but
live in Sydney.  This song is also sung on the tv show The O.C.

Firstly, Evermore play all their songs with their guitars tuned down half a step. So,
the top E becomes an Eb, A an Ab, and so on. 
Most tuners have a function that allows you to tune a semitone flat, so getting there
shouldn't be too hard for you all.

Secondly, John plays a Takemine 12 String steel stringed guitar. So these chords sound
a lot more open than they will on a 6  string. Just a side note.

Ok, There are three chords that you hear throughout the verse, going around in a loop.
Here they are, notated with the words for timing purposes:

Am                    Em            Dm                 Am
Monday Morning, hesitate, I can't get out of bed
Am                      Em                Dm             Am
I'd rather go back to the dreams living in my head... (and so on)

In notation, those chords are played:
Am : X0 10 980
Em: 0 10 9X80
Dm: XX0 10 8 10

So that Am feels a lot like a cheating F (XX321X) just its played up high, and that Em
is a lot like a C, just played up high. I dont know what that Dm is officially, but thats
the chord!

For the chorus, those same chords repeat, then a new progression is introduced:
Am       Em            Dm            Am
Ride on, ride till early morning sun
Am      Em            Dm            Am       B/G  (x20030)

Ride on, like the dawning of the day
          C               F                     C        B/G   
It's too late, to let all your feelings show
Am     Em      Dm       Am        
Go on, til the night is swept away

The slow down your moving too fast bit is the same chords with the same jerky rythym
(Am, Em, Dm, Am), but right at the end  of that little section John goes "Cos its TOO
LATE now..." and strums a single chord four times before going into "Ride on..."  He
also does it with just one strum before the first chorus.

That single chord he's hitting is an F. (X33010)

And thats pretty much the song. Theres not a whole heap too it, just some
clever timing stuff. Practise hard, you'll get it! Hope that helps.


Monday morning, hesitate
I can't get out of bed
I'd rather go back to the dreams
I'm living in my head
Yeah... yeah yeah yeah

Tuesday evening, pack my bags
I'm heading out the door
I left a box of memories 
lying on the floor
Yeah... yeah yeah yeah

Ride on... ride 'til early morning turn
Ride on... like the dawning of the day
It's too late 
to let all your feelings show
Go on 'til the night is swept away

Running from the city lights
Running from this empty life
I'm running out of time tonight
Screaming out for help! Help!

Slow down you're moving too fast 
Go home you'll feel better for it
Oh boy you better stop dreaming it's all in your head

'Cause it's too late now

Ride on... ride 'til early morning turn
Ride on... like the dawning of the day
It's too late 
to let all your feelings show
Go on 'til the night is swept away

Ride on... run 'til early morning sun
Ride on... like the morning of the day
It's too late
To let every feeling show
Ride on... 'til the night is swept away

JonoTheTuneSmith(Jono wrote this tab im just submiting, with his permision for all
those evermore fans, he's actually a mate of theirs from NZ) If there are any mistakes
feel free to email me.

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Seany 421 Nov 16, 2004 07:00 PM

hey, great one, ive been looking for the right chord shapes for this song for ages, thanks!

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tatty000 50 Jan 20, 2005 07:00 PM

good tabbing, but in some parts he uses bar chords and it took me a while to find the song because its spelt its tOO late

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in_the_sun 10 Feb 21, 2005 07:00 PM

Thanks for the tab - I've been looking for it forever and it was simply perfect.

Tell your friend to tell the band that they are great :P

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