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Radiohead chords for How can you be sure

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How can you be sure?  by Radiohead

From the "High & Dry" CD single... played at a deliberate, medium tempo.
The bass actually echoes most of the melody in the song, so it can sound a
little wack on an acoustic guitar. Try walking the A chord diagramE MajorE up to the A chord diagramA augmentedA on the
"good things and bad" parts to fill things out a little bit.

Verse:
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB   A chord diagramE MajorE           A2->A
  Seen all good...
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramE MajorE    A2
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramA augmentedA
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramE MajorE    A2
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramE MajorE    A2->A
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramE MajorE    A2
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramA augmentedA
  A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramE MajorE


Pre-chorus:
  A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramG# minorG#m A chord diagramF# minorF#m  A chord diagramE5E5
  When I'm like...
  A chord diagramBB    A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramG# minorG#m  A chord diagramF# minorF#m


Chorus (inhale deeply!):
  A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA
  Ho-o-w can you...
  A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA

Notes on the chords:

I'm not sure what to call the A chord diagramBB that I hear in the song, but I think it
might be a B5. It's fingered thusly; essentially just a power chord.

e--X---
B--0---
G--4---
D--4---
A--2---
E--X---

Also, the A2->A is accomplished through a hammer-on, like so:

e--0---2-2
B--0---0h2
G--2---2-2
D--2---2-2
A--0---0-0
E--0---0-0

I think the A chord diagramG# minorG#m employed in the chorus is played with some open strings:

e--0
B--0
G--4
D--6
A--6
E--x

And finally, the A chord diagramE5E5 in the chorus is played like an open D, but barred up 2
frets (kinda like how you might play an A chord diagramEb MajorEb)

e--x
B--5
G--4
D--2
A--2
E--0

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