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Swing Life Away chords

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About this tab version
This version is different to the original because it's lvie and it is also harder to play. In my opinion it sounds much better so I want to let you know how it gets played. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Half-Step Down Capo 4 or Standard Capo 3

The studio version of this song is played half-step down without a capo but tim plays it live with the capo
on the fourth (half-step down).
So I'll show you the version tim plays live and the version I play too.. have fun;)

All chords in the verse that are no powerchords (E5,G5,C5,D5) are picked.
The powerchords and the whole chorus are strummed. Powerchords are also muted.
Chords marked with an 'x' are strummed once.
You should listen to the live version of the song to get a feeling for the song...

The picking I use goes like this:                     The strumming all along the whole song goes like this:
                                                      down down up down up, down down up down up, and so on...
   Em    G     C             D
e/-0-----3-----0-----0-------2-----3-----2-/
B/---0-----3-----1-----1-------3-----3-----/
G/-----0-----0-----0-----0-------2-----2---/
D/---------------------------0-------------/
A/-------------3---------------------------/
E/-0-----3---------------------------------/

Chords

E5    G5    C5    D5    Em    C     G     A6    D     Cadd9
e/x/  e/x/  e/x/  e/x/  e/0/  e/0/  e/3/  e/3/  e/2/  e/3/
B/x/  B/x/  B/x/  B/3/  B/0/  B/1/  B/3/  B/3/  B/3/  B/3/
G/x/  G/x/  G/5/  G/0/  G/0/  G/0/  G/0/  G/2/  G/2/  G/0/
D/2/  D/5/  D/5/  D/4/  D/2/  D/2/  D/0/  D/2/  D/0/  D/x/
A/2/  A/5/  A/3/  A/5/  A/2/  A/3/  A/x/  A/0/  A/x/  A/3/
E/0/  E/3/  E/x/  E/x/  E/0/  E/x/  E/3/  E/x/  E/x/  E/x/

Intro
       
               Cadd9
e/-------------------------/
B/-0-----------------3-----/
G/---0---2-0-------0---0---/
D/-----0-----4---2-------2-/
A/-------------3-----------/
E/-0-----3-----------------/

play that 3 times and after the 3rd time you end with

   D
e/---------2h3-----2h3p2-/
B/-------3-----3---------/
G/---0h2---------2-------/
D/-0---------------------/
A/-----------------------/
E/-----------------------/

Verse 1
      
         Em         G          C
Am I loud and clear or am I breaking up
                 Em         G       C
Am I still your charm or am I just bad luck
    Em           G           C                D
Are we getting closer or are we just getting more lost
               Em           G            C
I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
               Em          G            C
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse
      Em             G            C                 D
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

Chorus

         Em             C           G         A6
'Cause we live on front porches an swing life away
   Em           C            D2
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
    Em        C           G            A6
If love is a labor I'll slave 'til the end
      Em                   C           D5
And I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

Verse 2

E5 G5 C5 E5 G5 C5

      C5x          E5               G5            C5
I've been here so long I think that it's time to move
                 E5           G5    C5
The winter's so cold summer's over too soon
 E5             G5       C5                      D5
Let's pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow
                E5x             G5x        C5x
I've got some friends, some that I hardly know
                    E5x              G5x          C5x
But we've had some times I wouldn't trade for the world
                E5            G5        C5            D5
We chase these days down with talks of places that we will go

Chorus

          Em             C           G         A6
'Cause we live on front porches an swing life away
   Em           C            D2
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
    Em        C           G            A6
If love is a labor I'll slave 'til the end
      Em                   C           D5
And I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand
Em   C    D5
until you hold my hand

Solo

e/-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-/
B/-8--7--0--3--5--3--3--3--5--3--3--3--x--x--x--3-/
G/-0--0--0--0--0--0--5--0--0--0--5--0--0--0--0--2-/
D/-x--x--x--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--4--5--0-/
A/-7--7--7--x--3--3--3--x--3--3--3--x--0--0--0--x-/
E/-x--x--x--3--x--x--x--3--x--x--x--3--x--x--x--x-/

e/-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-/
B/-8--7--0--3--5--3--3--3--5--3--3--3--x--x--x--x--3-/
G/-0--0--0--0--0--0--5--0--0--0--5--0--0--0--0--0--0-/
D/-x--x--x--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--5--7--4--2-/
A/-7--7--7--x--3--3--3--x--3--3--3--x--0--0--0--0--3-/
E/-x--x--x--3--x--x--x--3--x--x--x--3--x--x--x--x--x-/

Verse 1

               Em           G            C
I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
               Em          G            C
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse
      E5             G5          C5                 D5
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

Chorus
   
          Em             C           G         A6
'Cause we live on front porches an swing life away
   Em           C            D2
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
    Em        C           G            A6
If love is a labor I'll slave 'til the end
      Em                   C           D5
And I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

Ending

 Em    G   Cadd9           Em    G   Cadd9
Swing Life Away           Swing Life Away
 Em    G    A6 Cadd9     Em      G   Cadd9
Swing Life Away           Swing Life Away


 Outro

         G
e/-------x-----------------/
B/-0-----3-----------------/
G/---0---0-----------------/
D/-----2-0-----------------/
A/-------x-----------------/
E/-------3-----------------/



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