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Xtc guitar chords for Chalkhills and children

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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|-------------------|

C chord diagramCC                 Bbmaj7  C chord diagramCC
I'm floating over strange land,
       Fsus4 chord diagramFsus4Fsus4     Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7     Ebmaj7  Dbmaj7
It's a soulless, sequined, showbiz moon.
C chord diagramCC                 Bbmaj7  C chord diagramCC
I'm floating over strange land,
         Fsus4 chord diagramFsus4Fsus4    Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7  Ebmaj7         Dbmaj9
And then stranger still, there's no balloon.
 Dm9 chord diagramDm9Dm9            Ebmaj7
But I'm getting higher
Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7              Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Wafted up by fame's fickle fire 'til the...

Abmaj7/Eb chord diagramEbEb      Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
          Dbmaj7
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 chord diagramEbEb       Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
            F chord diagramFF       C chord diagramCC/F chord diagramFF
Bringing me back to earth,
Bb chord diagramBbBb/F chord diagramFF          C chord diagramCC/F chord diagramFF         F 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 chord diagramAb6Ab6/C chord diagramCC             Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5/C chord diagramCC                     C chord diagramCC
Even I never know where I go when my eyes are closed.

C chord diagramCC                 Bbmaj7 C chord diagramCC
I'm skating over  thin   ice,
     Fsus4 chord diagramFsus4Fsus4   Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7     Ebmaj7 Dbmaj7
Upon blunted blades of metal  soft.
C chord diagramCC                Bbmaj7 C chord diagramCC
I'm skating over thin   ice,
      Fsus4 chord diagramFsus4Fsus4  Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7      Ebmaj7       Dbmaj9
While some nonesuch net holds me aloft.
Dm9 chord diagramDm9Dm9             Ebmaj7
But I'm getting higher,
Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7          Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Lifted up on lucks' circus wire 'til the...

Abmaj7/Eb chord diagramEbEb      Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
          Dbmaj7
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 chord diagramEbEb       Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
            F chord diagramFF       C chord diagramCC/F chord diagramFF
Bringing me back to earth,
Bb chord diagramBbBb/F chord diagramFF          C chord diagramCC/F chord diagramFF         F 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 chord diagramAb6Ab6/C chord diagramCC                                       Dbmaj7
Even I never know where I go when my eyes are closed.
Dbmaj7                                  Ab6 chord diagramAb6Ab6/Eb chord diagramEbEb
Even I never spied that the scenes were posed.
Ab6 chord diagramAb6Ab6/Eb chord diagramEbEb                         Dbmaj7
Even I never knew this is what I'd be.
Dbmaj7                                   Dm9 chord diagramDm9Dm9
Even eyes never mean that you're sure to see.

Dm9 chord diagramDm9Dm9               Ebmaj7
Still I'm getting higher,
Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7           Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Rolling up on three empty tyres, 'til the...

|Abmaj7/Eb chord diagramEbEb|Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5|Dbmaj7|

C chord diagramCC                Bbmaj7 C chord diagramCC
I'm soaring over hushed crowds,
    Fsus4 chord diagramFsus4Fsus4    Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7 Ebmaj7   Dbmaj7
The reluctant cannonball it seems. '
C chord diagramCC                Bbmaj7 C chord diagramCC
I'm soaring over hushed crowds,
    Fsus4 chord diagramFsus4Fsus4        Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7    Ebmaj7       Dbmaj9
I'm propelled up here by long dead dreams.

Dm9 chord diagramDm9Dm9               Ebmaj7
Still I'm getting higher,
Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7    Fmaj7 chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7
Icarus regrets and retires puzzled.

Abmaj7/Eb chord diagramEbEb      Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
          Dbmaj7
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 chord diagramEbEb      Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Chalkhills and children,
       Dbmaj7
Oddly complete.

(pause)
**Outro**

Abmaj7/Eb chord diagramEbEb      Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Chalkhills and Children
Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5         Abmaj7/Eb chord diagramEbEb              Dm7 chord diagramDm7Dm7-5
Even I never know where I go when my eyes are all closed.

(repeat and fade...)

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