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Capitol City chords

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Capitol City Tab
by Graham Robertson

All verse chords should be voiced as bar chords 
starting on the A-string (e.g. F = x|8|10|10|10|8 ; C = x|3|5|5|5|3 ; etc.).  
Though I think Tweedy plays the second F (on "secretaries") down on 1, 
you need to play it up high if you wanna mimic the bass line 
by hitting the root and fifth below it on beats 1 and 3 
(e.g. for F, 8 on the A-string and then 8 on the E-string).

On the chorus, all chords that can be played in open 
voicings should be done so. The B7 is voiced as shown below. 
You can walk down the C after "You wouldn't like it here"
to the C7 in order to mimic Nels' part (i.e. 1 then 0 on B
and then play the C7). 

Here's some of the trickier chord voicings:
Ebdim: x|6|7|8|7|x
Gbdim: x|9|10|11|10|x
Baug: X|2|1|0|x|x
B7: x|2|1|2|x|x

Enjoy! Love this song.  Very Sergeant Peppers.

Capitol City skyline photo
Fm                                C
Skyscrapers shine the sun’s so
Low in the sky
Secretaries at the hot dog vendors
Fm                                   C
Cabs honk at the bicycle messengers 
Rolling by
I can't call with the subway token
Ebdim             C7
Anyway the phones are all broken
I wish you were here
Gbdim                                G7
Better yet I wish I was there with you

C                        Baug B7 C  C7
You wouldn't like it here
C                     E                Am
You should stay right there
Dm                      A7          Dm
Breathin' that country air
F                        Fm
You wouldn't like it here

(first half of verse w/o lyrics)

Capitol towers, radiator steam vents
Scream along with the clarinets and arguments
Echo down the hall
I can't sleep; I can't wake up
I'm shaken up; maybe we should break up
I wish you were here
Better yet I wish I was there with you


(first half of verse w/o lyrics)

Capitol city skyline photo
Picture postcard sign the moon's so 
Low in the sky
I can't smile when my heart's still broken
Far away in love and unspoken
I wish you were here
Or I was there with you

CHORUS w/o lyrics


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muertadehambrun 266 Oct 26, 2011 03:33 AM

You nailed it! Sounds perfect, very nice job.

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Carazycool 488 Feb 27, 2012 12:56 PM

very well done. hoorah!

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