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I Dont Want To Wait chords

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        I_Don't_Want_To_Wait - Paula Cole
           from the album "This Fire"
          transcribed by Phil Metzler

[Intro/Refrain]
Gsus2/F             Gsus2/E
So open up your morn-ing light and
Gsus2/D         Gsus2/C
say a little prayer for I.  You know that
Gsus2/F         Gsus2/E
if we are to stay alive, then
Gsus2/D          Gsus2/C
see the peace in every eye.

G(add2)
Du du du, etc.
C6/9
Du du du, etc.

[Verse]
G(add2)
She had two babies,
C6(add2)/G
one was six months, one was three
C6/9
in the war of forty four.
G(add2)
Every telephone ring, every heartbeat stinging when she
Em7            D          Cmaj9
thought it was God calling her.  Oh, would
Em      D6                 C(add9)
her son grow to know his father?

[Chorus]
G(add2)            D(add4)/F#
I don't want to wait for our
Em11          Dsus
lives to be over I
C6                    G(add9)/B
want to know right now, what will it
Dsus/A   Dsus
be?
(repeat)
I don't want to wait for our lives to be over
Will it be yes, or will it be sorry?
G(add2)
Du du du du du
C6/9
Du du du du du

[Verse 2]
(repeat verse one chords)
He showed up all wet on the rainy front step
wearing shrapnel in his skin.
And the war he saw linves inside him still.
It's so hard to be gentle and warm.
The years pass by and now he has granddaughters

[Chorus]
G(add2)            D(add4)/F#
I don't want to wait for our
Em11          Dsus
lives to be over I
C6                    G(add9)/B
want to know right now, what will it
Dsus/A   Dsus
be?
(repeat)
I don't want to wait for our lives to be over
Will it be yes, or will it be sorry?
G(add2)
Du du du du du
C6/9
Du du du du du

[Bridge]
G7(add4)
Oh, so you look at me from across the room.  You're
Am9b13
wearing your anguish again. Believe
Bb(add2)
me, I know the feeling; it
Fsus                       C(add9)
sucks you into the jaws of anger.
G7(add4)
Oh, so breath a little more deeply, my love.  All we
Am9b13
have is this very moment
Bb(add2)
and I don't want to do what his father and his father and
Fsus                              Gsus2
his fater did.  I want to be here now.

[Intro/Refrain]
Gsus2/F             Gsus2/E
So open up your morn-ing light and
Gsus2/D         Gsus2/C
say a little prayer for I.  You know that
Gsus2/F         Gsus2/E
if we are to stay alive, then
Gsus2/D          Gsus2/C
see the peace in every eye.

G(add2)
Du du du, etc.
C6/9
Du du du, etc.

            
            
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mapeterz 537 Jan 24, 2008 05:45 AM

Would it not be somewhat comment sense to tab out what these chords actually are.. if you're gonna use such uncommon
chords? Idiot

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eddiemiddle 45 Apr 28, 2014 04:59 PM, edited at 09:48 pm

Metzler's version is excellent, and certainly deserves better than the single comment from 2008.Of those available at UG, this one seems to have the most accurate chords. Especially, in how he's noted when a chord uses a bass note different from the root. Metzler's version is listed as a "chord" version and he does a good job of giving us accurate chords with lyrics. I will separately post a couple of "corrections", as I hear them.And while I sense mapeterz's frustration, I'd think most visitors come to understand that contributors may or may not have the time or skill to do everything an individual visitor needs. In contrast to mapeterz, Because it's a gift for somebody else to do the work, as Metzler did, and because Metzler was quite accurate with chord names and song form, the "idiot" comment is incorrect, misleading, and, less importantly, an embarrassing reflection on the commenter.

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eddiemiddle 45 Apr 28, 2014 05:47 PM

First, correction: The recorded versions I've heard are in the key of F#. So, the simple way to play Metzler's version with the recording, is to tune your guitar down a 1/2 step (D#, G#, C#, F#, A#, D#) and play the lays-really-well-on-guitar chords he's given.

Second, "correction" is to offer the suggestion that if the G7(add 4) is voiced 3-x-3-4-0-0, the second chord "Am9b13" be voiced as x-0-3-4-0-0 and be seen as retaining the top four notes of G7(add4) chord and simply changing from the G to the open A as the bass note. Metzler accurately calls it an Am9b13, but it could also be considered a G7(add4)/A. That's a mouthful, but it provides the sense that the keyboard and guitar player might be sticking to the same chord with only the bass player making the climb between G and the third chord of the bridge, Bb.

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