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Nerina Pallot - Idaho chords

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Song title:      Idaho
Original Album:  Fires

Words and Music by Nerina Pallot
Copyright © 2005 Idaho / Echo Records
Published by Idaho Records

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


NOTE:
This is such a beautiful song: melancholy and strangely uplifting at the same
time. Recorded on the piano, here it is transcribed for guitar. If you finger-
pick the chords in the basic figure, it sounds quite good but is hard work at 
this tempo. I play barré chords everywhere, but see what you think...
A cool song from one of the great songwriters out there. Enjoy!


INTRO:

[play:  Dm  Bb  C  G]  [x4]


VERSE:
       Dm        Bb       C           G
In the back of a car on a road in the dark,
       Dm          Bb       C            G
In the stillicide, silently falling snow,
       Dm          Bb           C        G
I have packed everything that I own in a bag,
        Dm           Bb         C  G
And I'm driving, I'm driving to Idaho,


[play:  Dm  Bb  C  G]  [x2]


  Dm       Bb         C         G
A poem for leaving, a reason to go,
       Dm           Bb         C  G
So I'm driving, I'm driving to Idaho.


CHORUS:
         F     Dm    Bb
'Cause I can't be anyone but me, anyone but me,
      F     Dm   Bb
And I can't keep dreaming that I'm free, dreaming that I'm free,
                Gm     C                            Gm    C
I don't want to fall a-sleep and watch my life from fifty feet,
                    Gm           Bb         C   F
My hands are on the wheel so I'm driving to Ida-ho,


[play:  F  C   F  C]

         F         C      F      C
'Cause I hear it's mighty pretty...


VERSE:
    Dm            Bb              C         G
And oh, I've been dumb, I've been perfectly beautiful,
Dm         Bb          C           G
Lain on my back buying lovers with stealth,
        Dm          Bb           C        G
But I'm sick of you all, and I'm sick of opinions,
        Dm           Bb    C         G
And I'm sick of this war I wage on myself...


BRIDGE:
  Dm                 C             Dm       C - F - C
I don't know why I'm so gripped to go there
  Dm       C           Dm     C - F - C
A universe riddle that only I know?
Dm         Bb          C          G
Mr. Robert says, "It's all in the head!"
         Dm               Bb          C   G
Tell me, Phaedrus, what's good, is it Ida-ho?


CHORUS:
         F     Dm    Bb
'Cause I can't be anyone but me, anyone but me,
      F     Dm   Bb
And I can't keep dreaming that I'm free, dreaming that I'm free,
                Gm     C                            Gm    C
I don't want to fall a-sleep and watch my life from fifty feet,
                    Gm           Bb         C   F
My hands are on the wheel so I'm driving to Ida-ho,


[play:  F  C   F  C]

         F         C      F      C
'Cause I hear it's mighty pretty...


[play:  Dm  Bb  C  G]  [x4]


[repeat CHORUS]

[play:  F  C   F  C]

         F         C      F      C
'Cause I hear it's mighty pretty...
      C   F
...in Ida-ho. 



CHORDS:
Dm    557765
Bb    688766 or 113331
C     335553 or 8 10 10 988
G     355433
Gm    355333
F     88 10 10 10 8
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