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10000 Maniacs chords for The painted desert

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The Painted Desert (chords)
10,000 Maniacs

[ Jerome Augustyniak/Natalie Merchant ]

This is a beautiful song from their first big album, “In My Tribe” – it’s one of my
favorites from this album and from the band in general.  I was surprised to see that
this hasn’t been posted before.    The word “sure” in “when I’m sure” gets a higher A chord diagramG+G
chord (on the 3rd fret).  I think this is pretty close but if you have corrections please
let me know!

Chords:

C/G: 		332010
G: 		320033
A chord diagramG+G (3rd fret): 	355433
Em:		022000
D:		000232
Dm:		000231
F:		133211
Am:		003320



Intro: A chord diagramC/GC/G   A chord diagramG+G


Chorus:
A chord diagramC/GC/G				   A chord diagramG+G
The Painted Desert can wait till summer.
	A chord diagramC/GC/G
We've played this game of just imagine long enough.
	   A chord diagramG+G
Wait till summer?
	  A chord diagramG+G (3rd fret)		A chord diagramE minorEm		       A chord diagramD MajorD
When I'm sure the rains have ended, the blooms have gone,
A chord diagramE minorEm		        A chord diagramD MajorD
everyone killed by the morning frost.

Verse 1:
      A chord diagramC/GC/G		A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC/GC/G	        A chord diagramG+G
Is a cactus blooming there in every roadside stand
          A chord diagramC/GC/G		A chord diagramG+G      	    A chord diagramE minorEm       A chord diagramD MajorD
where the big deal is cowboy gear sewn in Japan?

(back to chorus)


Verse 2:
      A chord diagramC/GC/G		A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramC/GC/G		A chord diagramG+G
Is a cactus blooming there upon the Northern rim
A chord diagramC/GC/G	    A chord diagramG+G		 A chord diagramE minorEm        A chord diagramD MajorD
or in the ruins of the Hopi mesa dens?





Bridge:
A chord diagramDmDm	   A chord diagramFF	             A chord diagramC majorC		        A chord diagramA minorAm
You met a new friend in the Canyon, or so you wrote.
A chord diagramC majorC	      A chord diagramA minorAm		   A chord diagramC majorC	         A chord diagramA minorAm
On a blanket in the cooling sand you and your friend agreed that
A chord diagramD MajorD		A chord diagramFF	     A chord diagramG+G
the stars were so many there they seemed to overlap.

(back to chorus)


Verse 3:
       A chord diagramC/GC/G               A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC/GC/G                A chord diagramG+G
Was a cactus blooming there as you watched the Native boy?
      A chord diagramC/GC/G         A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramE minorEm           A chord diagramD MajorD
In a Flagstaff trailer court, you wrote the line:
A chord diagramC/GC/G           A chord diagramG+G	                   A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG+G
"He kicked a tumbleweed and his mother called him home
           A chord diagramC/GC/G     A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramE minorEm       A chord diagramD MajorD
where the Arizona moon met the Arizona sun."


            A chord diagramC/GC/G      A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC/GC/G           A chord diagramG+G
I wanted to be there by May at the latest time.
 A chord diagramC/GC/G            A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramE minorEm                    A chord diagramD MajorD
Isn't that the plan we had or have you changed your mind?
   A chord diagramC/GC/G             A chord diagramG+G                   A chord diagramC/GC/G         A chord diagramG+G
I haven't read a word from you since Phoenix or Tucson.
A chord diagramC/GC/G       A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramC/GC/G
April is over now, will you tell me how long before I can be there?


Submitted by: James Patrick Gorham  email: jfelix43@hotmail.com

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