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10000 Maniacs chords for Whats the matter here

Whats The Matter Here chords by 10000 Maniacs

10000 Maniacs chords for Whats the matter here

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What's the Matter Here?

10,000 Maniacs - My Tribe (1987 album)


Verse:
     A chord diagramG+G                        |
That young boy without a name
A chord diagramG+G                             |
anywhere,   I'd know his face.
A chord diagramG+G (Em*)                       |   * If solo acoustic, A chord diagramE minorEm sounds better
    In    the    city,              than just playing 4 bars of G, but
A chord diagramG+G (A chord diagramE minorEm)                        |     "do as you see fit."
  The kid's my favorite. I've
A chord diagramC majorC                             |
seen   him,   seen  him.
A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramG+G            |
Oh, I see him every day.
A chord diagramG+G                             |

A chord diagramG+G                             | A chord diagramG+G                                   |
I've  seen  him   run outside   looking  for  a    place to hide
A chord diagramG+G (A chord diagramE minorEm)                        | A chord diagramG+G (A chord diagramE minorEm)                              |
    from  his  father,          the kid half naked     made   me
A chord diagramC majorC                             | A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramG+G                |
say    to     myself,          "Oh, what's the matter here "
A chord diagramG+G                             |
                     I   am...

Chorus:
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             | A chord diagramG+G                (A chord diagramE minorEm)              |
tired of the    ex-c-u-s-e-s    everybody  uses,       he's  their
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             | A chord diagramG+G                                  |
kid,    (so) I   stay  out  of  it,                   but..
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             | A chord diagramG+G                (A chord diagramE minorEm)              |
who     gave    you    the    right                   to    do
A chord diagramC majorC
this?

Verse:
A chord diagramG+G
We live on Morgan Street,
just  ten  feet  between.
(A chord diagramE minorEm)
     And  his  mother,
I never see her,  but her
A chord diagramC majorC
screams   and     curses,
A chord diagramD MajorD                     A chord diagramG+G
   I hear them every day.
A chord diagramG+G

A chord diagramG+G
Threats like: "If you don't mind
I  will  beat  on  your  behind,"
(A chord diagramE minorEm)
    "Slap  you,             I'll
slap    you    silly."   Made me
A chord diagramC majorC
say-ay-ay-ay,
A chord diagramD MajorD                       A chord diagramG+G
"Oh, what's the matter here !"       I'm..


Chorus 2:
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G              (A chord diagramE minorEm)
tired of the exc-u-s-e-s       everybody uses,   he's your
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G
kid,      (so)  do as you see fit,                  but
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G              (A chord diagramE minorEm)
get    this    through   that  I don't approve of what you
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G
did    to your  own flesh and blood.


Solo: (over)  A chord diagramG+G  |A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD |


Chorus 3:
A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G              (A chord diagramE minorEm)
I'm tired of the excuses everybody uses, he's your
A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G
kid,     so do as you see fit, but
A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G              (A chord diagramE minorEm)
get this through that I don't approve   of what you
A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G
did to your own flesh and blood.

Interlude:
A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
"If  you  don't sit in  your chair straight,  I'll
A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
take  this  belt from   around  my  waist    and
A chord diagramE minorEm          A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
don't  you  think  that  I   won't   use   it!"

(chorus chords continued through end)
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G               (A chord diagramE minorEm)
Answer me  and take your time, what could be the awful crime he
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G
could   do  at  so  young  an age?              And  if I'm the
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G               (A chord diagramE minorEm)
only   witness  to your madness  offer me some words to balance
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G
out    what I  see  and what I hear.             Ohhh,    these
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G               (A chord diagramE minorEm)
cold       and  cruel        things  that you    do,      I sup(pose)
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G
you do them  because he belongs to you.            And,   in-st(ead)
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD                     A chord diagramG+G              (A chord diagramE minorEm)
of love and the feeling of warmth, you offer him these cuts and sores that
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G
don't heal with time  or with age.
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramG+G
          And,   I    want     to  say    I           want    to
(switch to chorus chords played like verse endings)
A chord diagramC majorC
say-ay-ay-ay
A chord diagramD MajorD                       A chord diagramG+G
"Oh, what's the matter here !"           But, I don't dare
A chord diagramC majorC
say-ay-ay-ay
A chord diagramD MajorD                       A chord diagramG+G
   "What's the matter here !"             No, I don't dare
A chord diagramC majorC
say-ay-ayyyyyyyy-ayyyyyyyyyy
A chord diagramD MajorD                       A chord diagramG+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 A chord diagramC majorC as a A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9 (x32030) and the A chord diagramE minorEm
as A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 (022030). Since the other chords are A chord diagramD MajorD (x00232) and A chord diagramG+G (320033), this makes
sense in switching as you can just leave you ring finger on the A chord diagramBB (2nd) string the
entire time. Similarly, the A chord diagramE minorEm can be played as A chord diagramE 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 "()":
A chord diagramG+G       = 320003 (320033)
A chord diagramD 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 A chord diagramC 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.

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