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The National - Secret Meeting chords

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The National, Secret Meeting.

The fundamental chord progressions in this song are very basic. But you don't hear 
just strumming the chords in the
recording, so I would be foolish to approach this song on my own with an acoustic guitar 
expect to replicate what I've heard
on the CD. Make it your own.

The arrangement on the CD appears to be several electric guitar tracks just finger 
around pairs of notes so there are often
added notes and suspensions that make the harmony a little more coloured. If you're 
it on your own just play the chords. I would
assume that if you were musical enough to be able to arrange it yourself, you wouldn't 
looking at this page.

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Intro   Bm      D


  Bm         D                    Bm
I think this place is full of spies
  D
I think they're onto me
Didn't anybody, didn't anybody tell you
Didn't anybody tell you how to gracefully disappear in a room


Bm       D


Bm                    D                   Bm                 D------->
I know you put in the hours to keep me in sunglasses, I know

D-------------->
And so and now I'm sorry I missed you
D-------------->
I had a secret meeting in the basement of my...

D          A
brain
Bm                   G                   D          A
It went the dull and wicked ordinary way
Bm                   G                   D
It went the dull and wicked ordinary way
            A
And now I'm sorry I missed you
  Bm                          G              Bm       D
I had a secret meeting in the basement of my brain


Bm        D


  Bm         D                Bm
I think this place is full of spies
  D------------->
I think I'm ruined
D----------->
Didn't anybody, didn't anybody tell you
D----------->
Didn't anybody tell you, this river's full of lost sharks


Bm     D


Bm                    D                   Bm              D
I know you put in the hours to keep me in sunglasses, I know

And so and now I'm sorry I missed you
I had a secret meeting in the basement of my...


D        A
brain
Bm                   G                   D        A
It went the dull and wicked ordinary way
Bm                   G                   D
It went the dull and wicked ordinary way
            A
And now I'm sorry I missed you
  Bm                          G                    D
I had a secret meeting in the basement of my brain
            A
And now I'm sorry I missed you
  Bm                          G                    D       A
I had a secret meeting in the basement of my brain
Bm                   G                   D
It went the dull and wicked ordinary way

If you want to add a more colourful sense of harmony to the song (though I wouldn't 
overusing it with just an acoustic),
instead of playing  |D  -  A  -  Bm  -  G

try

|D/A  -  A  -  Bm  -  G/B


These are accurate chords, but it's nigh on impossible to tab because there is so much 
on in and it's mixed so lo-fi.
That's why it's great.

Queries,
jreid38@qub.ac.uk

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