Chords with lyrics
What's the Matter Here? 10,000 Maniacs - My Tribe (1987 album) Verse: G+G | That young boy without a name G+G | anywhere, I'd know his face. G+G (Em*) | * If solo acoustic, E minorEm sounds better In the city, than just playing 4 bars of G, but G+G (E minorEm) | “do as you see fit.” The kid's my favorite. I’ve C majorC | seen him, seen him. D MajorD G+G | Oh, I see him every day. G+G | G+G | G+G | I’ve seen him run outside looking for a place to hide G+G (E minorEm) | G+G (E minorEm) | from his father, the kid half naked made me C majorC | D MajorD G+G | say to myself, “Oh, what's the matter here " G+G | I am... Chorus: C majorC D MajorD | G+G (E minorEm) | tired of the ex-c-u-s-e-s everybody uses, he's their C majorC D MajorD | G+G | kid, (so) I stay out of it, but.. C majorC D MajorD | G+G (E minorEm) | who gave you the right to do C majorC this? Verse: G+G We live on Morgan Street, just ten feet between. (E minorEm) And his mother, I never see her, but her C majorC screams and curses, D MajorD G+G I hear them every day. G+G G+G Threats like: "If you don't mind I will beat on your behind," (E minorEm) "Slap you, I’ll slap you silly." Made me C majorC say-ay-ay-ay, D MajorD G+G “Oh, what's the matter here !" I’m..
Chorus 2: C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) tired of the exc-u-s-e-s everybody uses, he's your C majorC D MajorD G+G kid, (so) do as you see fit, but C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) get this through that I don't approve of what you C majorC D MajorD G+G did to your own flesh and blood. Solo: (over) G+G |C majorC D MajorD | Chorus 3: C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) I'm tired of the excuses everybody uses, he's your C majorC D MajorD G+G kid, so do as you see fit, but C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) get this through that I don't approve of what you C majorC D MajorD G+G did to your own flesh and blood. Interlude: E minorEm G+G C majorC G+G "If you don't sit in your chair straight, I’ll E minorEm G+G C majorC G+G take this belt from around my waist and E minorEm G+G C majorC G+G don't you think that I won't use it!" (chorus chords continued through end) C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) Answer me and take your time, what could be the awful crime he C majorC D MajorD G+G could do at so young an age? And if I’m the C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) only witness to your madness offer me some words to balance C majorC D MajorD G+G out what I see and what I hear. Ohhh, these C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) cold and cruel things that you do, I sup(pose) C majorC D MajorD G+G you do them because he belongs to you. And, in-st(ead) C majorC D MajorD G+G (E minorEm) of love and the feeling of warmth, you offer him these cuts and sores that C majorC D MajorD G+G don’t heal with time or with age. C majorC D MajorD G+G And, I want to say I want to (switch to chorus chords played like verse endings) C majorC say-ay-ay-ay D MajorD G+G “Oh, what’s the matter here !” But, I don’t dare C majorC say-ay-ay-ay D MajorD G+G “What’s the matter here !” No, I don’t dare C majorC say-ay-ayyyyyyyy-ayyyyyyyyyy D MajorD G+G (1 strum, let ring) -AYYYYY! it. (End) Notes: I am shocked that this song isn’t available on major tab sites, so here’s a version to get you started. This song can be played more accurately with a Capo on the 2nd fret. However, I think it sounds great if played lower (matches my male vocals way better anyway). Also, I found myself getting lazy and playing the C majorC as a Cadd9Cadd9 (x32030) and the E minorEm as E minor 7Em7 (022030). Since the other chords are D MajorD (x00232) and G+G (320033), this makes sense in switching as you can just leave you ring finger on the BB (2nd) string the entire time. Similarly, the E minorEm can be played as E minor 7Em7 for the same reason. I made up the “interlude” section from memory without the CD to verify--so you may be able to workout a better chord progression. If you do, please share the information. Chords - suggested variants in parens “()”: G+G = 320003 (320033) D MajorD = x00232 C(add9) = x32010 (x32033 or x32030) Em(7) = 022000 (022033 or 022030) * note the 3 is always played on 2nd string if suggested chords used. And, I say “suggested” because I play a regular C majorC in the verses and use the "add9" variant in the chorus when the pace picks up. I think this tab is more than helpful towards getting you started and playing this great song. You can play around with the chords to suite your own taste/flavor or to try to match 10,000 Maniacs more precisely. Enjoy! -Chris ([email protected])
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'What S The Matter Here' by, formed in 2000