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Rachael Yamagata chords for Elephants

Guitar chords with lyrics

so, i can't believe no one's wanted to tab this one yet, since this is arguably
her best work. she plays it on the piano, and there are transitional notes i've left
out, but this version sounds pretty good to me.

email if you've got q 's:
schm2213@umn.edu

alright, first off, chords. now, there are four "sections" to the song.
it starts off very soft, then gets a bit louder, and then there's a rush towards
the end that's even louder, and then it falls back down to the very soft again.
again, because this is a piano song, this is more of an interpretation, but
the chords are right, and the idea behind this is more of a solo performance.

so, put a capo on the 1st string. otherwise standard tuning.
******NOTE, the chords i list are NOT RELATIVE to the capo. they are the
actual chords (except for the third section, which i'll remind you for).
so "Gm" is NOT A chord diagramG minorGm relative to capo, but actual Gm, and fret 10 is the actual
10th fret.


it's not going to be as hard as i make it sound.

section 1 chords:
Gm: 10-11-12-12-10-10
D#: 1-x-12-13-13-11 (open string, or just barred)
F: x-10-10-10-8-8
Cm: 11-13-12-13-x-11 (use thumb)
A#: 10-11-10-12-1-1 (capo's on, so open)
A chord diagramD#D# sequence:
A#*(x-11-10-12-13-10)  ->  A chord diagramFF  ->  A chord diagramD#D#


sections 2 & 4 chords:
Gm: 10-11-12-12-10-10
D#: 1-x-12-13-13-11 (open string, or just barred)
F: x-10-10-10-8-8
Cm: 8-8-8-10-10-8
A#: 6-6-7-8-8-6
A chord diagramD#D# sequence:
A chord diagramA#A#  ->  F*(x-6-x-7-8-8)  ->  D#*(x-4-x-5-6-6)

section 3 chords: (THIS SECTION IS RELATIVE TO CAPO ON 1)
F#m: 222442
E: 001220
Bm: 234422
A: 022200


for all sections:
A chord diagramG minorGm sequence: D#* -> F* -> A chord diagramG minorGm
(6-8-8-8-6-6  ->  8-10-10-10-8-8  ->  10-11-12-12-10-10)


>>  section 1 (use first set of chords):  <<

A chord diagramG minorGm
if the elephants have past lives
A chord diagramD#D#                             A chord diagramFF
yet are destined to always remember
A chord diagramG minorGm
it's no wonder how they scream
A chord diagramD#D#                                  A chord diagramFF
like you and i they must have some temper


A chord diagramC minorCm
and i am dreaming of them on the plains
A chord diagramA#A#
dirtying up their beds
A chord diagramC minorCm
watching for some sign of rain
A chord diagramA#A#
to cool their hot heads


A chord diagramG minorGm
and how dare that you send me that card
(A chord diagramD#D# sequence)
when i'm doing all that i can do
A chord diagramA#A#                       A chord diagramD#D#
you are forcing me to remember
(A chord diagramG minorGm sequence)
when all i want is to just forget you


>>  section 2 (use second set of chords):  <<

A chord diagramG minorGm
if the tiger shall protect her young
A chord diagramD#D#                            A chord diagramFF
then tell me how did you slip by
A chord diagramG minorGm
all my instincts have failed me for once
A chord diagramD#D#                                   A chord diagramFF
i must have somehow slept the whole night


A chord diagramC minorCm
and I am dreaming of them with their kill
A chord diagramA#A#
tearing it all apart
A chord diagramC minorCm
blood dripping from their lips
A chord diagramA#A#
and teeth sinking into heart


A chord diagramG minorGm
and how dare that you say you will call
(A chord diagramD#D# sequence)
when you know i need some peace of mind
A chord diagramA#A#                                A chord diagramD#D#
if you have to take sides with the animals
(A chord diagramG minorGm sequence)
won't you do it with one who is kind


interlude:
(starting on A chord diagramG minorGm)
A chord diagramFF      A chord diagramC minorCm       A chord diagramFF
(section 2's chords, listen for timing)


>>  section 3 (use third set of chords):  <<

A chord diagramF# minorF#m
and if the hawks in the trees need the dead
A chord diagramE MajorE
if you're living you don't stand a chance
A chord diagramF# minorF#m
for a time though you share the same bed
A chord diagramE MajorE
there are only two ends to this dance


A chord diagramB minorBm
you can flee with your wounds just in time
A chord diagramA augmentedA
or lie there as he feeds
A chord diagramB minorBm
watching yourself ripped to shreds
A chord diagramA augmentedA
and laughing as you bleed


>>  section 4 (use second set of chords):  <<

A chord diagramG minorGm
so for those of you falling in love
(A chord diagramD#D# sequence)
keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
A chord diagramA#A#                              A chord diagramD#D#
throw yourself in the midst of danger
(A chord diagramG minorGm sequence)
but keep one eye open at night

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