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Xtc guitar chords for Chalkhills and children

Guitar chords with lyrics

Music/Lyrics: Andy Partridge.

Chord analysis: Mats Fagergren. (2015-12-06).
Inspired by Matt Skeefe.
This version include chord changes in the verse and interludes etc.

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Intro streats with the "riff"

"Riff"
e|-------3-1---------|
B|-1-3-4-3-1-3-4-3-1-|
G|-0-2-3-----2-3-2-0-|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramBbmaj7Bbmaj7  A chord diagramC majorC
I'm floating over strange land,
       A chord diagramFsus4Fsus4     A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7     A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7  A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
It's a soulless, sequined, showbiz moon.
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramBbmaj7Bbmaj7  A chord diagramC majorC
I'm floating over strange land,
         A chord diagramFsus4Fsus4    A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7  A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7         A chord diagramDbMaj9Dbmaj9
And then stranger still, there's no balloon.
 A chord diagramDm9Dm9            A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7
But I'm getting higher
A chord diagramE minor 7Em7              A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Wafted up by fame's fickle fire 'til the...

Abmaj7/Eb      Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
          A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
Anchor my feet.

"Riff"
e|-------3-1---------|
B|-1-3-4-3-1-3-4-3-1-|
G|-0-2-3-----2-3-2-0-|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

Abmaj/Eb       Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
            A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramC/FC/F
Bringing me back to earth,
A chord diagramBb/FBb/F          A chord diagramC/FC/F         A chord diagramFF
Eternally and ever Ermine Street.

"Riff"
e|-------3-1---------|
B|-1-3-4-3-1-3-4-3-1-|
G|-0-2-3-----2-3-2-0-|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

Ab6/C             Dm7-5/C                     A chord diagramC majorC
Even I never know where I go when my eyes are closed.

A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramBbmaj7Bbmaj7 A chord diagramC majorC
I'm skating over  thin   ice,
     A chord diagramFsus4Fsus4   A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7     A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7 A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
Upon blunted blades of metal  soft.
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramBbmaj7Bbmaj7 A chord diagramC majorC
I'm skating over thin   ice,
      A chord diagramFsus4Fsus4  A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7      A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7       A chord diagramDbMaj9Dbmaj9
While some nonesuch net holds me aloft.
A chord diagramDm9Dm9             A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7
But I'm getting higher,
A chord diagramE minor 7Em7          A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Lifted up on lucks' circus wire 'til the...

Abmaj7/Eb      Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
          A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
Anchor my feet.


"Riff"
e|-------3-1---------|
B|-1-3-4-3-1-3-4-3-1-|
G|-0-2-3-----2-3-2-0-|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

Abmaj/Eb       Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
            A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramC/FC/F
Bringing me back to earth,
A chord diagramBb/FBb/F          A chord diagramC/FC/F         A chord diagramFF
Eternally and ever Ermine Street.

"Riff"
e|-------3-1---------|
B|-1-3-4-3-1-3-4-3-1-|
G|-0-2-3-----2-3-2-0-|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|


Ab6/C                                       A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
Even I never know where I go when my eyes are closed.
A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7                                  Ab6/Eb
Even I never spied that the scenes were posed.
Ab6/Eb                         A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
Even I never knew this is what I'd be.
A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7                                   A chord diagramDm9Dm9
Even eyes never mean that you're sure to see.

A chord diagramDm9Dm9               A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7
Still I'm getting higher,
A chord diagramE minor 7Em7           A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Rolling up on three empty tyres, 'til the...

|Abmaj7/Eb|Dm7-5|Dbmaj7|

A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramBbmaj7Bbmaj7 A chord diagramC majorC
I'm soaring over hushed crowds,
    A chord diagramFsus4Fsus4    A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7 A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7   A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
The reluctant cannonball it seems. '
A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramBbmaj7Bbmaj7 A chord diagramC majorC
I'm soaring over hushed crowds,
    A chord diagramFsus4Fsus4        A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7    A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7       A chord diagramDbMaj9Dbmaj9
I'm propelled up here by long dead dreams.

A chord diagramDm9Dm9               A chord diagramEbmaj7Ebmaj7
Still I'm getting higher,
A chord diagramE minor 7Em7    A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Icarus regrets and retires puzzled.

Abmaj7/Eb      Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
          A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
Anchor my feet.

"Riff"
e|-------3-1---------|
B|-1-3-4-3-1-3-4-3-1-|
G|-0-2-3-----2-3-2-0-|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

Abmaj7/Eb      Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
       A chord diagramDbmaj7Dbmaj7
Oddly complete.

(pause)
**Outro**

Abmaj7/Eb      Dm7-5
Chalkhills and Children
Dm7-5         Abmaj7/Eb              Dm7-5
Even I never know where I go when my eyes are all closed.

(repeat and fade...)

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