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Dumb Things chords

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Dumb Things - Paul Kelly (Yeah!)

I think this is pretty close - sounds close to the CD.
It works for me anyway!

 Am  Em   Am  Em   Am  Em   Am C G D


Am      Em       Am     Em
Welcome stranger to the show
Am      Em      Am        C   G   D
I'm the one who should be ly-ing low
Am      Em          Am        Em
Saw the knives out, turned my back
Am        Em
Heard the train coming
Am         C  G   D
stayed out on the track


F             C
In the middle, in the middle
Em                 F
In the middle of a dream
  Am      Em       F         C
I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings
G         D            Am Em
I've done all the dumb things

[Verse 2]
 - Same Progression as Verse 1

Caught the fever, heard the tune
Thought I loved her, hung my heart on the moon
Started howling, made no sense
Thought my friends would come to my defence

[Verse 3]
 - Same Progression as Verse 1

And I get all your good advice
Don't stop me from going through all these things twice
I see the knives, out I turn my back
I hear the train coming, I stay out on the track

[Verse 4]

Am       Em     F      C
I melted wax to fix my wings
Am         Em    F      C
I threw my hat into the ring
Am             Em     F      C
I thought that I just had to sing
G    D            Am
I've done all the dumb things


Em  Am  Em  Am  Em  Am C G D
Ends with single strum of Am

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d-batch 10 Nov 26, 2009 07:35 PM

that is a bloody awesome tab mate, thanks for uploading.
triple J just had a paul kelly tribute on a couple of weeks ago, now im hooked =P good stuff man

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Big Dez Dez 96 Jan 20, 2012 05:11 PM

Great job mate. Your transcription sounds spot on.
The only suggestion I can make is to throw a quick G in after the F between "in the middle of a dream" & "I lost my shirt...". Not sure if it's right or not - but sounds good all the same (hence it's only a suggestion, not a correction :)) Thanks heaps for the transcription!

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BIGJACK00 10 Mar 11, 2014 03:11 PM

Does anybody know the solo?

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