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Song: Boston
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Album: Blue CD-R

To clear things up .. the song is known both as "Boston" and "Ladies Of Cambridge" i 
it's just a matter of preference, now.   These are the chords as seen live.  They're all 
thus:

F:  133211
Am: 577555
Bb: 688766
C:  81010988

chords can be barre or open, doesn't really matter ...

Intro:  F  Am    F  Am   Bb  F   
 F
        F  Am    F  Am   Bb  F   
 F

Verse:
F         Am         F        Am
Just got back on a saturday night
  Bb       F     Am      F
mystical boy feeling alright
  F         Am     F          Am
raggededy wisdom flows from my hands
  Bb             F       Am      F
ladies from cambridge know who i am

Chorus:
 Bb
i've had dreams of Boston
           F
All of my life
 Bb                                      F
time and time between the sound of the night
 Am                                         Bb    F
but if you leave i just dont think i could take it
 Bb   F
take it
 Bb   F
take it
 Bb   F
take it

                                     and Repeat twice


On second repeat (1:30) the chorus is mixed up into a bridge

Chorus:
 Bb
i've had dreams of Boston
           F
All of my life
 Bb                                      F
time and time between the sound of the night

Bridge:
     Am             Am                Bb    C
cuz when u left my room to go to the kitchen
    Bb             C        F
i imagined that you were dead
    Am                 Am                     Bb  C
a morbid streak runs through the whole of my family
         Bb           C         F
but for you i could put it to rest

Outro:
 Am                                         Bb    F
but if you leave i just dont think i could take it
 Bb   F
take it
 Bb   F
take it
 Bb
take


simple song, yeah?

            
            
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eltonjohn69 10 Mar 01, 2008 09:16 PM

i thought the name is Ladies of Cambridge?

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benjidude945 123 Mar 15, 2008 05:07 PM

yes!!
one of vampire weekend's best songs
these chords sound good but are they the real thing?
is this how the band actually plays the song?
other tabs for the song would be great

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Molloy65 10 Sep 07, 2014 09:16 AM

Real Lyrics:

Chestnut park on a Saturday night
Mystical boys feeling all right
Raggedy wisdom falls from my hand
As the ladies of Cambridge know who I am

I've had dreams of Boston all of my life
Chinatown between the sound of the night
But if you leave I just don't think I could take it
Take it
Take it
Take it

Graveyard freaks we're falling in style
Lady's the pharaoh, Charles is the Nile
That's a museum, that's a cool place
Stones of your fathers standing today

I've had dreams of Boston all of my life
Chinatown between the sound of the night
But if you leave I just don't think I could take it
Take it
Take it
Take it

I've had dreams of Boston all of my life
Chinatown between the sound of the night

Because when you left my room
To go to the kitchen
I imagined that you were dead
A morbid streak runs through
The whole of my family
But for you I could put it to rest

But if you leave I just don't think I could take it
Take it
Take it
Take it

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