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I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Chords

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                    Wilco - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
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Tabbed by: Tyler Estes
Email: ohdarn323@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard

It's just B F#m E throughout the whole song


[B]I am an American [F#m]aquarium [E]drinker
[B]I assassin down the [F#m]avenue[E]
[B]I'm hiding out in the [F#m]big city [E]blinking
[B]What was I thinking when I [F#m]let go of [E]you

Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt

I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take you from the inside, baby hold on tight
You were so right when you said I've been drinking
What was I thinking when we said good night

I want to hold you in the Bible-black predawn
You're quite a quiet, domino, bury me now
Take off your band-aid 'cause I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when we said hello

I always thought that if I held you tightly
You'd always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep in the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in

[B]I am trying to [F#m]break your [E]heart
[B]I am trying to [F#m]break your [E]heart
[B]But still I would be lying if I [F#m]said it wasn't [E]easy
[B]I am trying to [F#m]break your [E]heart

Disposable Dixie cup drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I've been hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you

(Loves you)

I'm the man who loves you


Here's the keyboard riff in between verses:
e|-------------------------0--|
B|-0-------0-3---0-------0----|
G|---2-0-2---------2-0-2------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
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crookedpath 479 Sep 30, 2006 12:25 PM

I've seen Jeff Tweedy a few times. He likes to capo. The chords are true to the music but he plays this one with a capo on the 2nd fret with simpler chord progression, A Em D. For a newbie, it is much simpler and very true to the music/artist. Now, to memorize all those damn lyrics... :).

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thebends2554 10 Aug 06, 2009 08:51 AM

Technically the A Em D progression with capo 2 is the same as the B F#m E. They are the same chords just at different spots on the guitar. If you raise an A by two semitones (capo 2) you get a B etc...

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nachoguitar7 10 Aug 11, 2009 05:02 AM

Thanks for the great tab!
i think the piano part might also go like

E------------------------2-----------------------4
B---------4-2--0--2--4----------4--2--0--2---4
G-----------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------

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