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White Houses Chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Whoever did the first tab on White Houses did a HORRIBLE job.  They're all wrong.  So
here I am to correct this great injustice!!

Just to avoid confusion: I put the chord right above the word (or, in some cases, the
syllable) that you're supposed to play them on.  If a word or phrase is in parentheses,
that means that it's still being spoken in the previous chord, so don't change chords
until, well, the chord's above the word you'd be singing.  And one other thing, I put a
space before each of the lyric lines.  If the chord is written one space left of the
first word, that means you play it before you sing it.  If the chord's directly on top,
then you'd hit the chord and sing at the same time.

So, here you are-- White Houses, by Vanessa Carlton.

[Verse 1]

C (hold for 1 measure, then proceed to play verse)

 Crashed on the floor when I moved in 
 This little bungalow with some strange new friends
 (Stay) up too late, and I'm too thin 
 We promise each other it's 'til the end
 (Now we're) spinning empty bottles, it's the five of us 
 With pretty eyed-boys girls die to trust
 (I) can't resist the day--no, I can't resist the day...

[Verse 2]

 Jenny screams out and it's no pose
 'Cause when she dances she goes and goes
 Beer through the nose on an inside joke 
 I'm so excited, I haven't spoken
 (And) she's so pretty, and she's so sure
 Maybe I'm more clever than a girl like her
 Summer's all in bloom 
 Summer's ending soon...


            F             Am          G
 (It's al)right, and it's nice not to be so alone
F      Am   G            F 
 But I hold on to your secrets in 
 C     Am  G   C (hold for 1 measure, then proceed to verse 3)
 White hou-ses 

[Verse 3]

 Maybe I'm a little bit over my head
 I come undone at the things he said
 (And) he's so funny in his bright red shirt
 We were all in love, and we all got hurt
 (I) sneak into his car's cracked leather seat
 The smell of gasoline in the summer heat,
 (Boy, we're) going way too fast
 It's all too sweet to last...

[Chorus 2]

            F          Am    G
 (It's al)right, and I put myself in his hands
F      Am   G           F 
 But I hold on to his secrets in 
 C     Am  G
 White hou-ses
 F        Am          G
 Love, or something ignites in my veins
F      Am       G      F 
 And I pray it never fades, in 
 C     Am  G
 White hou-ses  


F   C      Am      G 
 My  first   time,  hard to explain
F           C       Am       G
 Rush of blood, oh,   and a little bit of pain
F        C        Am           G
 On a cloudy day,   it's more common than you think
F     C   Am      G           C (hold for 1 measure, then proceed to instr.)
 He's  my   first  mistake...


C  C/B  Am  G
  *the instrumental follows the same chords as the verses, though where the verses play
the chords for two measures, each chord in the intrumental is played for only 1 measure*

[Verse 4]

 Maybe you were all faster than me
 We gave each other up so easily
 (These) silly little wounds will never mend
 I feel so far from where I've been...

[Chorus 3]

           F       Am          G
 (So I) go,  and I will not be back here again
F    Am          G       F 
 I'm gone as the day is fading, on 
 C     Am  G
 White hou-ses
     F              Am       G
 (I) lied, wrote my injuries all the in dust
F      Am             G        F 
 In my heart it's the five of us, in
 C     Am  G
 White hou-ses 
       F          Am       G
 (And) you, maybe you'll remember me
F       Am      G         F 
 What I gave is yours to keep, in
 C     Am  G    F F2
 White hou-ses,     in
 C     Am  G    F F2
 White hou-ses,     in
 C     Am  G2    C
 White hou-ses...
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BTW 10 Aug 06, 2008 09:55 AM

right chord structure, wrong key. tune to D# or put a capo on the 11th fret.

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sunny_4827 97 May 14, 2011 01:21 PM

I cant really play C/B. But G sounds good too :)

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cutesicle3 10 May 15, 2017 08:40 PM

wcaves that is so disrespectful to criticize the first person to do this. Keep those thoughts to yourself.

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