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Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
(This is a repost to hopefully remove butchered formatting issues)

NIGHTSWIMMING (Easy Chords - for Acoustic Strumming)

REM

Chords: Std Tuning
C        – 320033
C(add)9  – x32033
A(add)9* - x02033 (simply remove top 3 on Cadd9)
G        - xx0232

---

Intro: (x1)
|C       F9       |
|C       G        |

Verse 1:
|C                 F9       G       |
           Night - swimming...
|C                 F9       D9*     |
deserves  a quiet  night.
|F9                G                |
                                The..
|C                 F9       G       |
 photograph on the dashboard,
|C                 F9       D9*     |
 taken    years   ago,
|F9                           G                   |
 turned around backwards so the windshield shows.
|C                 F9       G       |
 Every streetlight        reveals the
|C                 F9       D9*     |
 picture   in   re-verse.
|F9                G                |
 Still it's so much clearer.
|C                 F9       G       |
 I  forgot  my     shirt  at the
|C                 F9      D9*      |
 water's edge. The moon is low  to-
|F9                G                |
-night.

[Intro] (x1)
|C       F9       |
|C       G        |

Verse 2:
|C                 F9       G       |
           Night - swimming...
|C                 F9       D9*     |
deserves  a quiet  night.       I’m
|F9                G                |
 not sure all these people   under-
|C                 F9       G       |
-stand.       It’s not like years
|C                 F9       D9*     |
ago.           The fear  of getting
|F9                G                |
 caught,        of recklessness and
|C                 F9       G       |
 water.       They cannot   see me
|C                 F9       D9*     |
 naked.      These things   they go
|F9                G                |
away,            replaced  by  every(day).

Verse 3:
|C                 F9       G       |
-day.      Night - swimming...
|C                 F9       D9*     |
remembering  that  night.       Sep-
|F9                G                |
-tember's  coming  soon.        I'm
|C                 F9       G       |
 pining  for  the  moon.        And
|C                  F9      D9*     |
 what if there were two     side by
|F9                G                |
 side in orbit    around the fairest
|C                 F9       G       |
 sun?         That bright, tight for-
|C                 F9       D9*     |
-ever drum cannot describe    night-
|F9                G                |
 swimming.

Verse 4:
|C                 F9       G       |
 You, I thought I  knew you.
|C                 F9       D9*     |
 You,  I  can-not  judge.
|F9                 G                  |
 You, I thought you knew me. This one’s
|C                 F9       G       |
 laughing    quiet-ly         under-
|C                 F9       D9*     |
-neath  my breath.            Night-
|F9                G                |
 swimming.

Interlude:
[Intro]
|C       F9       |
|C       G        |
[Verse] (w/ solo)
|C       F9   G   |
|C       F9   D9* |
|F9      G        |
              (The..)
Verse 5:
|C             F9      G      |
 photograph re-flects  every
|C             F9      D9*    |
 streetlight a reminder. Night-
|F9            G              |
-swimming   de-serves a quiet
|C             F9      G      |
 night.
|C             F9      D9*    |
            de-serves a quiet
|F9            G              |
 night.

Outro: (w/ solo)
|C       F9   G   |
|C       F9   D9* |
|F9      G        |
|C       F9   D9* |
|F9      G        |C  (one strum)

**End of Song**

Progressions:

Intro (2 measures, played once)
1.|C               F9             |
2.|C               G              |
  -d-u-d--u--u-d-u-d-------d---d---
   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

Verses (3 measures, repeat as needed)
1.|C               F9      G      |
2.|C               F9      D9*    |
  -d---d--u--u-d-u-d---d-u-d---d-u-
   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
then
3.|F9              G              |
  -d---d--u--u-d-u-d---d--u--u-d-u-
   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

Notes:
I found the previous tab hard to follow and played around with the chords 
a little to get the rhythm down first. In doing so, I discovered that by 
simply removing the A note off the C chord it sounded closer to the song.
Then, by changing the C to a Cadd9 and doing the same thing, song became
extremely simple to play and still sounds great (on my guitar, actually
better this way, to me). Thus creating the "Aadd9" (A9*) for lack of a name.
(Sure you'll let me know the real chord)

I show the basic Intro and Verse progressions above. I suggest just
strumming until you get the rhythm down as it's not a very complicated
song. Then by adding in base lines especially on the G chords, and using
some middle string strumming you can make things a bit more interesting.
Anyways, I love this song and give thanks and credit to for the original
post. If you're looking, this is a great acoustic solo-artist song.

(Hopefully, this version works with formatting, else I give up - sorry for the previous one)

Good luck, have fun!
-Chris (cjhall_99@msn.com)

            
            
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