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Split Enz - Message To My Girl chords

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Song title:       Message To My Girl
Original Album:   Conflicting Emotions

Words and Music by Neil Finn
Copyright  1983 Mushroom Records Pty Limited
Published by Mushroom Music Publishing Pty Limited

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (gavin_chart@hotmail.com)


NOTES:
I know: this is really a piano song. But I once saw Neil play this,
solo, on guitar, so it can be done...just minus the piano flourishes!
(If you have a friend who plays piano, though: even better!)

Don't let the chord names put you off!
The transitions in the last two verse lines all take place at the 6th fret,
so practice keeping your 1st finger still, and moving your other fingers to
form those chords. (Yeah, it's just practice...)

The intro is a chug-along in 4/4. But you know how it sounds, right?
Dampen the strings, near the bridge, with the edge of the strumming hand.

Enjoy!


INTRO:  [Guitar Figure 1]   [x4]


Guitar Figure 1

     B         C#
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||------------------------||
||*--4///////--6///////--*||
||*--4///////--6///////--*||
||---2///////--4///////---||
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VERSE:
B                      C#         B                          C#
  I don't wanna say "I love you",   that would give away too much
Bbm                [ch]F7/A[/ch]       Bbm7     [ch]F7/A[/ch]
  It's hip to be detached and precious,
Bbm                  Bbm/9   Eb
  the only thing you feel is vicious


VERSE:
B                      C#        B                           C#
  I don't wanna say "I want you"   even though I want you so much
Bbm             [ch]F7/A[/ch]  Bbm7     [ch]F7/A[/ch]
  Wrapped up in conversation,
Bbm         Bbm/9  Eb
  whispered in a   hush

           F#
Though I'm frightened by the word
             G#             G#7
I think it's time I made it heard


CHORUS:
        C#           F#               C#              G#m
No more empty self-possession visions swept under the mat
        E              F#                     C#  C#sus4  C#
It's no New Year's Resolution, it's more than that


VERSE:
Now I wake up happy, warm in a lover's embrace
No one else can touch us while we're in this place
     F#
So I sing it to the world
         G#            G#7
A simple message to my girl


[Repeat CHORUS]


SOLO: [over verse chords]

           F#
Though I'm frightened by the word
             G#             G#7
I think it's time I made it heard
        F#
So I'll sing it to the world
         G#            G#7
A simple message to my girl


[Repeat CHORUS]


           C#               F#          C#                  G#m
No there's nothing quite as real as the touch of your sweet hand
        E                 F#                    C#  C#sus4  C#
I can't spend the rest of my life buried in the sand


INTERLUDE: (played over intro chords: B  C#)

Oh every night I hear you call my name
I wanna sleep in my dark bedroom
I have a mind to express my pain
But I won't get back in your tomb
I wanna hear, I wanna hear, oh why you're gone
And every night seems the same song
Same song...
I will be humming in my sleep
I don't wanna say
I don't wanna say...


CODA (Chorus chords):

C# - F# - C# - G#m

        E                 F#                    C#  C#sus4  C#
I can't spend the rest of my life buried in the sand


CHORDS:
B        x244xx
C#       x466xx (in INTRO)
Bbm      688666
[ch]F7/A[/ch]     687866
Bbm7     686666
Bbm/9    68 10 66x
Eb       x68886
F#       244322
G#       466544
G#7      464544
C#       x46664
G#m      466444
E        022100
C#sus4   x46674
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