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Smiling At Strangers On Trains chords

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This is frank turner's acoustic arrangement of Smiling at Strangers on Trains.

Based on this videos performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WidpCnbzqz4


F     133211
G     320003
Am    x02210
C     x32010
G7    320001
G?    320000


           F    G    Am    C G 
it was the strangest thing today
          G7                G?        F  G   
i saw new footprints in abandoned pathways
Am         C      G                     G7       G?
beneath forgotten undergrowth something stirring again
           F  G   Am  C     G
you were a single red blood cell
      G7               G?      F          G Am
but i lost you in this knot of capillaries
             C           G             G7        G?
but you were bringing me oxygen when i needed it most in the 

Dm
smoke.

and you were always


Dm                  
as far as mongolia, as close as my clothes

Am                       
your presence pervading, but it still never shows

C                                    F
as close as the answer i never quite know, or can’t quite remember

Dm
your distance insidious, as soft as a blow

Am
your shadow is with me wherever i go

C                                                    F
it’s on the tip of my tongue but still i never quite know, or can’t quite remember

i don’t quite remember

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Verse two is the same as verse one.


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the forced proximity of a million different mike leigh movies 
makes me long for the fresh air of a familiar face
and not the violence of loneliness, nor the unease of surrounded seclusion
i keep nearly missing you around corners and in passing trains


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The chorus is the same, cept the end, where it goes:

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Dm
your distance insidious, as soft as a blow

Am
your shadow is with me wherever i go

C                                                    
it’s on the tip of my tongue, it's on the tip of my- 

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which takes us to the outro!

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F  G  Dm
F  G  Dm


F
if i’d known 
if i’d known 
if i’d known
       G
if i’d known 
if i’d known 
       Dm
if i’d known
if i’d known 

x something.


F             
    that you weren’t so far away
G            Dm             
    that you weren’t so far away

F             
    that you weren’t so far away
G                  Dm                 
    that you were never that far away

x something


           F            G      Dm
i could’ve roooooooooooooooooooode 

F                     G        Dm
thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis 

F       G      Dm  F       G       Dm F
traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain smiling. 




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It's really hard to place the chords because some words are sung quickly
and some very slowly but you get the idea, hopefully :)

            
            
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sameth 48 May 27, 2013 02:40 PM

In my opinion it sounds slightly better if you do the following progression in the verse -

F 133210 --> slide to 355430 --> Am --> C --> G 300003 --> G/C thing 302013

Great chords otherwise.

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jadeapratt6 10 Sep 12, 2017 03:26 PM, edited at 07:27 pm

Yeah, I agree with Sameth, aside from some small changes of my own. I play that G/C chord like so:
3X0003 ->(hammer on)->3X0013->(then back off)->3X0003.If I'm not feeling lazy, then 320003->320013->320003 can also work.

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