Belle And Sebastian – The State I Am In chords

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This is the actual key of the song, which is F#. If you want to play the song with open chords, tune down half a step to Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb tuning, and then transpose
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C# BI was surprised
F# BI was happy for a day
C# BIn 1975
A#m G#mI was puzzled by a dream
F# BStayed with me all day
C# BIn 1995
A#m G#mMy brother had confessed
F# BHe was gay it took the heat off
C# BMe for a while
A#m G#mHe stood up with a sailor friend
F# BMade it known upon my sister’s
C# B A#m G#m C#Wedding day
C# BGot married in a rush
F# BTo save a kid from being deported
C# BNow she's in love
A#m G#mOooh, I was so touched
F# BI was moved to kick the crutches
C# BFrom my crippled friend
C# BShe was not impressed
F# BCause I cured her on the Sabbath
C# BI went to confess
F# G#mWhen she saw the funny side
A#m BWe introduced my child bride
C# BTo whisky and gin
A#m B C#To whisky and gin
C# BThe priest in the booth
F# BHad a photographic memory
C# BFor all he had heard
A#m G#mHe took all of my sins
F# BAnd he wrote a pocket novel
C# BCalled "The State That I’m In"
C# BAnd so I gave myself to God
F# BThere was a pregnant pause
C# BBefore he said OK
F# G#mNow I spend my days
A#m BTurning tables round in Marks & Spencer
C# B A#m BThey don't seem to mind
F#I gave myself to sin
A#mI gave myself to Providence
EAnd I've been there and back again
G#mThe state that I am in
F#I gave myself to sin
A#mI gave myself to Providence
EAnd I've been there and back again
G#m C#The state that I am in
C# BOh love of mine
F# BWould you condescend to help me
C# BCause I’m stupid and blind
A#m G#mOh and desperation is the Devil's
F# BWork, it is the folly
C# BOf a boy’s empty mind
A#m G#mOh and now I'm feelin’ dangerous
F# BRiding on city buses
C# BFor a hobby is sad
F# G#mWhy don’t you leave me to a living end
A#m BI promise that I'd entertain
C# BMy crippled friend
A#m BMy crippled friend
F#I gave myself to sin
A#mI gave myself to Providence
EAnd I've been there and back again
G#mThe state that I am in
F#I gave myself to sin
A#mI gave myself to Providence
EAnd I've been there and back again
G#mThe state that I am in
F#I gave myself to sin
A#mI gave myself to Providence
EAnd I've been there and back again
G#mThe state that I am in
F#I gave myself to sin
A#mI gave myself to Providence
D#mAnd I've been there and back again
C#The state that I am in
BI gave myself to sin
F#And I’ve been there and back again
C#Oh yeah
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