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Patti Smith - Beneath The Southern Cross chords

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Song information: the song's signature meter is 12/8. BPM is around 100. Listen to the
song for the strumming pattern and accents (first chord of the bar is louder than the
others). Mostly the pattern consists of downstrokes, but there are variations. Give 
attention to the rhythm.
Play the first chord of the bar fully, the other chords only the 'higher sounding' ones.

Chord voicings:
D: x00232
Asus4: x00230
G: xx0033

D en G actually have other names (D/A, G/D), but I call them D and G for readability of
the chord chart.

Intro:
Asus4 G x3
D Asus4
D Asus4 D Asus4 D

Verse 1:
D
Oh
   Asus4
to be
     D
not anyone
Asus4
gone
     D
this maze of being
Asus4
skin

Verse 2:
D
oh
   Asus4
to cry
    D
not any cry

   Asus4
so mournful that
    D         Asus4
the dove just laughs
              D
the steadfast gasps

Verse3:
D
oh
   Asus4
to owe
    D
not anyone
Asus4
nothing
   D
to be
    Asus4
not here
    D
but here
forsaking
equatorial bliss
    Asus4
who walked through
   D
the callow mist
Asus4
dressed in scraps
    D
who walked
    Asus4               D
the curve of the world
      Asus4
whose bone scraped
      D
whose flesh unfurled
    Asus4
who grieves not
D
anyone gone
   Asus4 D
to greet lame
    D
the inspired sky
amazed to stumble
      Asus4    D
where gods get lost
Asus4
beneath
    D
the southern cross

Outro:
D Asus4 (x5)
D G (x4) D D Asus4 D
Asus4 D
(chords played over Jeff Buckley's vocal)

Coda:
D
cross over boy
cross over
Asus4 D Asus4 D Asus4 D G D
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