Counting Crows - August tab

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From: Steve Vetter 

Counting Crows - August And Everything After (and extras)
18 March 1995

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I have compiled all of the circulating files from the net into this one
overview file. If you have anything to add, mail it to me and I'll update
it.  Original credit is left intact, much thanks to Ken McLeod who did
many of them and Paul Hutchinson for his trained ear and skillfull
corrections. If I have forgotton to name anyone that credit is due to,
please flame me. ;-)

-Steve Vetter [vetters@vax1.elon.edu]

Further Note - Steve's a bit busy at the moment, so I've finished and
tidied up the file myself. If anyone has any further corrections, I'll
accept them if necessary. Full credit to Steve and Ken who did most of
the work on this.

-Paul Hutchinson
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CONTENTS:
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   Round Here
   Omaha
   Mr. Jones
   Perfect Blue Buildings
   Anna Begins
   Time and Time Again
   Rain King
   Sullivan Street
   Ghost Train
   Raining In Baltimore
   A Murder of One
   ***
   Einstein on the Beach - From DGC Rareties v.1
   Marjorie - Unreleased Demo
   Goodnight, Elizabeth - Unreleased Concert Staple

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-- ROUND HERE --    Counting Crows
From: ken@cloudbusting.apple.com (Ken McLeod)

(NB During the verses, the guitar plays the riff shown - the chords
   marked are implied by the keyboards and bass. However, during the
   chorus, the guitar plays the chords as shown.
   Note also the funky "Sleeping children.." bit. On the album, there
   is definitely a chord change implied from A to G (by the wah-wah
   guitar and possibly the keyboards) but the main guitar and bass
   play the same thing under both chords, which kind of confuses the
   ear. You can approximate what's happening like this

A G/AE|---------------------------|----------------------------|B|-0h2-2-2-----0--2--0--2----|-0---0-0-----0-----0-----0--|G|-0h2-2-2-----0--2--0--2----|-0---0-0-----0-----0-----0--|D|-0h2-2-2-----0--2--0--2----|-0---0-0-----0-----0-----0--|A|-0---0-0-----0--0--0--0----|-0---0-0-----0-----0-----0--|E|---------------------------|----------------------------|
Hope that helps) Intro & verse riff:
E|-----5--------5------------|B|-------8--------8------8---|G|---7--------7--------7-----|D|---------------------------|A|---------------------------|E|---------------------------|
C (riff) D Step out the front door like a ghost Em G/D into the fog where no one notices the contrast of white on white. C D And in between the moon and you the angels get a better view Em G/D of the crumbling difference between wrong and right C D I walk in the air between the rain, through myself and back again Em G/D Where? I don't know C D Maria says she's dying. Through the door, I hear her crying Em G/D Why? I don't know C D Em G/D Round here we always stand up straight C D Em G/D Round here something radiates Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis She walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land Just like she's walking on a wire in the circus She parks her car outside of my house Takes her clothes off, Says she's close to understanding Jesus She knows she's more than just a little misunderstood She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous C D Em G/D Round here we're carving out our names C D Em G/D Round here we all look the same C D Round here we talk just like lions Em G/D But we sacrifice like lambs C D Em A D A Round here she's slipping through my hands / / Oh... G/A A G/A A Sleeping children got to run like the wind Out of the lightning dream G/A A C D Mama's little baby better get herself in Out of the lightning She says, "It's only in my head." She says, "Shhh...I know it's only in my head." But the girl on the car in the parking lot says: "Man, you should try to take a shot Can't you see my walls are crumbling?" Then she looks up at the building she says she's thinking of jumping She says she's tired of life; she must be tired of something. C D Em G/D Round here she's always on my mind C D Em G/D Round here I got lots of time C D Round here we're never sent to bed early Em G/D Nobody makes us wait C D Em G/D Round here we stay up very very very very late C D Em G/D I can't see nothing, nothing around here C D You catch me if I'm falling, you catch me if I'm falling Em G/D Will you catch me 'cause I'm falling down round here I said I'm under the gun round here I'm innocent, I'm under the gun round here I can't see nothing, nothing round here. CHORDS: C x32010 G 320003 D xx0232 Em 022000 G/D 320033 A x0222x G/A x0000x ------------------------------------------------------ -- OMAHA -- Counting Crows From: btobin@infinet.com (Bruce S. Tobin), These chords were figured out by Matt Fleming. Further corrections by Paul Hutchinson. This was orginally posted with no capo. I have been informed that the Crows play it with a capo on 2 and I found that it makes it a lot easier to play. I have changed the file to be played with a capo on II. Note the A chord in the verse. At times, if you sing it by yourself, it will sound like it should be an Am, but I assure you that it should definitely be an A. If you play it as Asus2, it might make things easier. Intro: Em D Em C Em Bm Start tearing the old man down D A Em Run past the heather and down to the old road Bm C Start turning the grain into the ground Em Roll a new leaf over Bm D In the middle of the night there's an old man A Em Treading around in the gathered rain Bm D Well mister if you want to walk on water C G Could you drop a line my way Chorus: D Em Omaha C Somewhere in middle America G D C Get right to the heart of matters G D It's the heart that matters more Em A C I think you'd better turn your ticket in G D/F# Em Em/D C G/B D/A And get your money back at the door Verse 2: Start threading a needle Brush past the shuttle that slides through the cold room Start turning the wool across the wire Roll the new life over In the middle of the night there's an old man Threading his toes through a bucket of rain Hey mister you don't want to walk on water You're only going to walk all over me [Chorus] [Bridge chords] x 4 Verse 3: Start running the banner down Drop past the color come up through the summer rain Start turning the girl into the ground Roll a new love over In the middle of the day there's a young man Rolling around in the earth and rain Hey mister if you're going to walk on water, you know You're only going to walk all over me [Chorus] x 2 [Bridge chords] x 2 G CHORDS: Em 022000 D xx0232 C x32010 Bm x24432 G 320033 D/F# 200232 Em/D xx0000 G/B x20033 D/A x00232 ---------------------------------------------- -- MR. JONES -- Counting Crows From: dmorgan@emunix.emich.edu (D Morgan) Corrections by Eric Simon and Ken McLeod. Am F Dm G Am F G G sha la la la la la la uh huh... Am F Dm G I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl Am F G Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this black-haired flamenco dancer Am F Dm G She dances while his father plays guitar. She's suddenly beautiful Am F G We all want something beautiful I wish I was beautiful Am F So come dance this silence down through the morning Dm G Am F G * sha la la la la la la la yeah uh huh... Am F Dm G Cut up, Maria! Show me some of them Spanish dances Am F G Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones Am F Dm G Believe in me Help me believe in anything Am F G (cause) I want to be someone who believes C F G Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales C F Stare at the beautiful women G "She's looking at you. Ah, no, no, she's looking at me." C F G Smiling in the bright lights Coming through in stereo C F G When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely Am F Dm G I will paint my picture Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray Am F G All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful Am F Dm G * (you know) Gray is my favorite color I felt so symbolic yesterday Am F G If I knew Picasso I would buy myself a gray guitar and play C F G Mr. Jones and me look into the future C F Stare at the beautiful women G "She's looking at you. Uh, I don't think so. She's looking at me." C F G Standing in the spotlight I bought myself a gray guitar C F G Am When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely Am I will never be lonely G I will never be lonely Am F I want to be a lion Everybody wants to pass as cats Am G We all want to be big big stars, but we got different reasons for that. Am F Believe in me because I don't believe in anything Am G and I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe. C F G Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio C F Yeah we stare at the beautiful women G "She's perfect for you, Man, there's got to be somebody for me." C F I want to be Bob Dylan G Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky C F G When everybody loves you, son, that's just about as funky as you can be. C F G Mr. Jones and me staring at the video C F G When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me. C F G We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why, and we don't know how. C F G But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just about as happy as I can be. C F G Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars..... CHORDS: C x32010 F x33211 G 320003 Am x02210 Dm x00231 (*) The following fill is used at a couple of points in the song, marked with an asterisk.
G Am------------|----------------|----0-1-0---|----------------|----------0-|-2--------------|------------|----------------|------------|----------------|------------|----------------|
-------------------------------------------------- -- PERFECT BLUE BUILDINGS -- Counting Crows From: Ken McLeod (NB You will notice that some lines in some verses have an Am at the end of them, and others don't. A general guide is, if the words stop on the Bb chord, then stay on Bb, and don't play Am)
Intro pattern (repeat 2x)** DmE|--------------------1---------| **also play at end of first chorusB|------------------3---3----3--|G|---------------2---------2----|D|--0-(let ring)----------------|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
Dm C Bb Am Just down the street from your hotel, baby Dm C Bb I stay at home with my disease Dm C Bb Am And ain't this position familiar, darling Dm C Bb Well, all monkeys do what they see Gm Bb Help me stay awake, I'm falling... Down on Virginia and La Loma Where I got friends who'll care for me You got an attitude of everything I ever wanted I got an attitude of need Help me stay awake, I'm falling... CHORUS: F C Gm Asleep in perfect blue buildings F C Gm Beside the green apple sea F C Gm Bb Gonna get me a little oblivion, baby F C Bb 1.| Dm** 2.| F Try to keep myself away from | me | (myself and) me | | It's 4:30 A.M. on a Tuesday It doesn't get much worse than this In beds in little rooms in buildings in the middle of these lives which are completely meaningless Help me stay awake, I'm falling... (CHORUS) INSTRUMENTAL: (each chord is held for a bar) F C Gm Bb F C Gm Bb I got bones beneath my skin, and mister... There's a skeleton in every man's house Beneath the dust and love and sweat that hangs on everybody There's a dead man trying to get out Please help me stay awake, I'm falling... (CHORUS) x 3 ------------------------------------------- -- ANNA BEGINS -- Counting Crows From: Ken McLeod Corrections by Paul Hutchinson. (verses Ams2 x02200 - G 320003) Ams2 My friend assures me, "It's all or nothing." G I am not worried, I am not overly concerned Ams2 My friend implores me, "For one time only, G make an exception." I am not worried Wrap her up in a package of lies Send her off to a coconut island I am not worried, I am not overly concerned With the status of my emotions "Oh," she says, you're changing But we're always changing It does not bother me to (bridge Em 022000 - Cmaj7 x32000 - D13 x54000) Em Say this isn't love Cmaj7 D13 Em Because if you don't want to talk about it then it isn't love Cmaj7 D13 And I guess I'm going to have to live with that Em Cmaj7 But I'm sure there's something in a shade of grey D13 Or something in between Em Cmaj7 D13 And I can always change my name if that's what you mean [2nd verse] My friend assures me "It's all or nothing" But I am not really worried I am not overly concerned You try to tell yourself the things you try to tell yourself To make yourself forget, I am not worried [Bridge] "If it's love," she said, "then we're gonna have to think about the consequences." She can't stop shaking, I can't stop touching her and.. (Chorus G 320033 - Csus2 x32033 - Am7s4 x02233 - D xx0232 - Em7 xx2033) G Csus2 Am7s4 D G This time when kindness falls like rain it washes her away Csus2 Em7 Dsus4 G And Anna begins to change her mind Csus2 Am7s4 Dsus4 G Csus2 "These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days" Em7 Dsus4 And I'm not ready for this sort of thing [3rd verse] But I'm not gonna break And I'm not going to worry about it anymore I'm not going to bend, and I'm not going to break and I'm not going to worry about it anymore It seems like I should say, 'As long as this is love...' But it's not all that easy so maybe I should Snap her up in a butterfly net Pin her down in a photograph album I am not worried - I've done this sort of thing before [Bridge] But then I start to think about the consequences Because I don't get no sleep in a quiet room and.. [Chorus] This time when kindness falls like rain it washes me away And Anna begins to change my mind And every time she sneezes I believe it's love and Oh Lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing She's talking in her sleep It's keeping me awake And Anna begins to toss and turn And every word is nonsense but I understand and Oh lord I'm not ready for this sort of thing Her kindness bangs a gong It's moving me along And Anna begins to fade away It's chasing me away it disappears and Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing
--------------------------------------------------------------------TAB:-Verse Figure: + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B----0--------0---|----0--------0---|----0--------0---|----0--------0---|G-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|-------0-------0-|-------0-------0-|D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A-0---------0-----|-0---------0-----|-----------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-----------------|-3---------3-----|-3---------3-----|
This appears in the second verse - the first half of the first verse has no guitar (the bass carries the accompaniment) and for the second half of it, the guitar plays only the first 2 notes over the Ams2 chords. Repeat throughout.
Bridge: + + + + + + + +E-----------------|----0-------0----|B----0------------|----0-------0----|G-----------------|-------0-------0-|D-2-----2---------|-2-------4-------|A-----------------|-3-------5-------|E-0---------------|-----------------|
Repeat throughout.
Chorus: + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +E----3-------3----|----3------------|----3-------3----|----3------------|B-------3-------3-|-------3----3----|-------3-------3-|-------3----3----|G-----------------|---------------0-|-----------------|---------------0-|D-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|A---------3-------|-0---------------|---------3-------|-----------------|E-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
------------------------------------------------ -- TIME AND TIME AGAIN -- Counting Crows From: Ken McLeod Corrections by Paul Hutchinson.
Intro & verse pattern: F/C + + + C + + +E---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G---------------------------------|---------------------------------|D---------------------------------|---------------------------------|A-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-3-|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-3-|E-3h5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----|-3-------3-----3-----3-----3-----|
NB You should play the tab rather than chords over the verse, but if you do play chords, use these - F/C x33210 C x32010 F/C C F/C C I wanted so badly Somebody other than me F/C C F/C C Staring back at me But you were gone, gone, gone F/C C I wanted to see you walking backwards F/C C And get the sensation of you coming home F/C C I wanted to see you walking away from me F/C C Without the sensation of you leaving me alone CHORUS: Dm C Dm C Time and time again Time and time again Dm C F Time and time again I can't please myself Intro pattern x 2 F/C C I wanted the ocean to cover over me F/C C I wanna sink slowly without getting wet F/C C Maybe someday, I won't be so lonely F/C C And I'll walk on water every chance I get (CHORUS) Gm Bb F Gm Bb F So when are you coming home Sweet angel? Gm F Bb F C/E Dm You leaving me alone? / All alone? Gm C Bb F/C Well if I'm drowning darling, you'll come down this way on your own Intro pattern x 2 F/C C I wish I was traveling on a freeway F/C C Beneath this graveyard western sky F/C C I'm gonna set fire to this city F/C C And out into the desert we're gonna ride (CHORUS) (SOLO) - Same chords as chorus. (CHORUS) ------------------------------------------- There is a second guitar in the song which plays fills and the solo at the end. During verse 1, from the first 'I wanted to see' onwards, it plays the following over the F/C chords + + + +
E-----------------|B---1-------------|G--2--------------|D-----------------|A-----------------|E-----------------|
During the choruses it connects the Dm and C chords with + C +E--1p0-----|------------|B------3---|---------1--|G----------|-0----------|D----------|------------|A----------|------------|E----------|------------|
Over the bridges before the 2nd and third verse, and during the thirdverse and the second half of the second, it plays the following,repeating throughout. + + + + + + + +E-----------------|-----------------|B---1-------------|---1-------------|G--2--------------|--0--------------|D-----------------|-----------------|A-----------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-----------------|
SOLO: + + + + + + + +E-------------------------|---------------------------|B-------------------------|---------------------------|G-12b(14)r(12)------9-10--|-9-10----------(9)--9-10p9-|D-----------------12----12|-----12-------------10-----|A-------------------------|---------------------------|E-------------------------|---------------------------|
+ + + + + + + +E----------------------------|----10--------------10--------10------|B----------------------------|--------10------13b(15)r13p10-13p10---|G-10----------10--10---------|--------------------------------------|D-10----------10--10h12------|-12-----------------------------------|A---12----------10-----------|--------------------------------------|E----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
+ + + + + + + +E--/10-10----10-12---/10-10----10-12---|----------------------------|B--/10-10-10---------/10-10-10---------|-----13-13----15---13h15----|G--------------------------------------|---/14------14---14-----14--|D--------------------------------------|----------------------------|A--------------------------------------|----------------------------|E--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------- -- RAIN KING -- Counting Crows From: rhoulett@depauw.edu (Ryan Houlette) Write me if you use this. Note: the timing of the words to the chord changes is approximate, because the singer uses very elastic phrasing.This is how I do it. [verse] D A When I think of heaven Bm A D Deliver me in a black-winged bird A Bm A D A I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers Bm A D A And all other instruments of faith and sex and God Bm A In the belly of a black-winged bird. Bm G Don't try to feed me Bm G I've been here before D E And I deserve a little more [chorus] A Bm D E A I belong in the service of the Queen A Bm D E A I belong anywhere but in between A Bm D E She's been crying and I've been thinking A Bm D E And I am the Rain King [verse] E D A Bm A And I said mama, mama, mama, why am I so alone? D A I can't go outside Bm A I'm scared I might not make it home D A I'm alive, I'm alive Bm A But I'm sinking in D A If there's anyone at home at your place, darling Bm A Why don't you invite me in? Bm G Don't try to bleed me Bm G I've been there before D E And I deserve a little more [chorus] A Bm D E A I belong in the service of the Queen A Bm D E A I belong anywhere but in between A Bm D E She's been lying and I've been sinking A Bm D E And I am the Rain King [bridge] Bm D A Hey, I only want the same as anyone Bm D A Bm Henderson is waiting for the sun D A Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends Bm D A After all the dreaming I come home again repeat D A Bm A 2x here [verse] D A When I think of heaven Bm A D Deliver me in a black-winged bird A Bm I think of dying A D A Lay me down in a field of flame and heather Bm A D A Render up my body into the burning heart of God Bm A In the belly of a black-winged bird Bm G Don't try to bleed me Bm G I've been here before D E And I deserve a little more [chorus] A Bm D E A I belong in the service of the queen A Bm D E A I belong anywhere but in between A Bm D E She's been dying and I've been drinking A Bm D E And I am the Rain King --------------------------------------------- -- SULLIVAN STREET -- Counting Crows From: vagabond@beat.ugcs.caltech.edu (Stephen Thompson) Corrections by Paul Hutchinson and Preserved Moose Intro: D Gmaj7 x 4 D Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 Take the way home that leads back to Sullivan Street D Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 Cross the water and home through the town D Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 Past the shadows that fall down wherever we meet D Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 Pretty soon I won't come around Chorus: G A Em I'm almost drowning in her sea G D She's nearly fallen to her knees Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 Take the way home ba, ba, ba, ba Take the way home that leads back to Sullivan Street Where all the bodies hang in the air If she remembers, she hides it whenever we meet Either way now, I don't really care, cause I'm gone from there [Chorus] Take the way home that leads back to Sullivan Street I'm just another rider burned to the ground, come tumbling down Chorus: G A Em I'm almost drowning in her sea A Em She's nearly crawling on her knees G D Gmaj7 It's almost everything I need D Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 D I'm down on my knees I'm down on my knees Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 D Gmaj7 I'm down on my knees I'm down on my knees D Down on my knees [Ken sent me an article that was posted a while back: - sv] Just to expand a little further, while playing the 'D' chord during the verses, it sounds like he may be occasionally pulling off the 1st string (2nd fret), then hammering on again for the next strum. Here's an attempt to tab the the way I'm currently playing it, with bass notes added for the piano chord part (sounds ok to my ears, although I haven't worked it out to see if it's correct.) Your mileage may vary. Feel free to jump in and correct me, show me a different way, etc. V = pluck bass notes together / = strum top three strings, alternating up & down strums
D D4 V / / / / / / / V V / / / / / / / V VE|----|-2-0h2--2-2-2-2------|-2-0h2--2-2-2-2------|B|----|-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------|-3-3-3--3-3-3-3------|G|--2-|-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-0-|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-2-|D|--0-|-----------------0---|-------------------0-|A|----|-------------------2-|-----------------2---|E|----|---------------------|---------------------| Take the way home that leads back
to Sullivan Street ... In the change from D to D4, your index finger moves from the G string down to the A string, then back. Of course, this whole sequence isn't strictly repeated over and over... sometimes there are the little piano runs in between, and so on. ------------------------------------------------------- -- GHOST TRAIN -- Counting Crows From: Paul Hutchinson NB The verses of this are a bit harmonically strange in that, like Round Here and Time and Time Again, the guitar is not playing chords during the verses, and so the bass carries the song rather a lot. However, I get the impression that the verses are based on Dm the whole way through, with the bass guitar playing Ds and Fs (and a G just before the first verse). This should make the song horribly boring for you if you're trying to play it by yourself without a bass guitarist, but them's the breaks. On the album, the guitar and some other strange instrument are messing about with the following notes during the verses - listen to the tape to get a better idea: ====== |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||x|x ||x|x| |||x|| Intro: |Dm |Dm Dm/F |Dm |Dm Dm/G | Dm I took the cannonball down to the ocean Across the desert from sea to shining sea I rode a ladder that climbs across the nation C/G Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 "How do you do?" C/G Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 She said, "Hey, how do you do?" Dm She buys a ticket cause it's cold where she comes from She climbs aboard because she's scared of getting older in the snow Love is a ghost train rumbling through the darkness C/G Hold on to me darling I've got nowhere else to go Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 "How do you do?" C/G Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 She said, "Hey, how do you do?" hey... |Fmaj9 |C/G |Am |Am | Yeah. |Fmaj9 |C/G |Am |Am | |Fmaj9 |C/G |Am |Am | |Fmaj9 |C/G |Am |Am |D G .... Dm I took the cannonball down to the ocean Watched the diesel disappear beneath the tumbling waves Love is a ghost train howling on the radio C/G "Remember everything." she said, "when only memory remains." Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 "How do you do?" C/G Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 C/G She said, "Hey, how do you do?" Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 "How do you do?" C/G Fmaj9 Em7 Fmaj9 She said, "Hey, how do you do?" Chords used: Dm xx0231 C/G 332010 Fmaj9 133010 Em7 022030 Am x02210 ---------------------------------------------------- -- RAINING IN BALTIMORE -- Counting Crows From: Ken McLeod Corrections by Paul Hutchinson Dm Bb C F This circus is falling down on its knees Dm Bb C The big top is crumbling down Dm Bb C F It's raining in Baltimore fifty miles east Dm Bb C Where you should be, no one's around Bb F I need a phone call Bb F I need a raincoat Bb F I need a big love Bb F I need a phone call These train conversations are passing me by And I don't have nothing to say You get what you pay for But I just had no intention of living this way I need a phone call I need a plane ride I need a sunburn I need a raincoat C Bb And I get no answers C Bb And I don't get no change C Bb F It's raining in Baltimore, baby Bb F C But everything else is the same There's things I remember and things I forget I miss you, I guess that I should Three thousand five hundred miles away But what would you change if you could? I need a phone call; Maybe I should buy a new car; I can always hear a freight train; If I listen real hard And I wish it was a small world Because I'm lonely for the big towns I'd like to hear a little guitar I think it's time to put the top down I need a phone call I need a raincoat I really need a raincoat I really, really need a raincoat I really, really, really need a raincoat I really need a raincoat ---------------------------------------------- -- MURDER OF ONE -- Counting Crows From: Steve Vetter Corrected by Paul Hutchinson lyrics from cs.uwp.edu This is played in D with a capo at the 4th fret. The As can be exchanged for Asus2s whenever you feel like it. D xx0232 Dsus2 xx0230 G 3x0033 Gmaj7 3x0032 A x02220 Asus2 x02200 Intro: |D |Dsus2 |G | Gmaj7| x2 A Blue morning Blue morning G Wrapped in strands of fist and bone A Curiosity, Kitten, G Doesn't have to mean you're on your own A You can look outside your window G He doesn't have to know A We can talk awhile, baby G We can take it nice and slow D Dsus2 G Gmaj7 All your life is such a shame, shame, shame D Dsus2 G Gmaj7 All your love is just a dream, dream, dream Are you happy when you're sleeping? Does he keep you safe and warm? Does he tell you when you're sorry? Does he tell you when you're wrong? I've been watching you for hours It's been years since we were born We were perfect when we started I've been wondering where we've gone All your life is such a shame All your love is just a dream I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there counting crows A G/B One for sorrow Two for joy, Three for girls and four for boys A/C# G/D Five for silver Six for gold and Seven for a secret never to be told There's a bird that nests inside you Sleeping underneath your skin When you open up your wings to speak I wish you'd let me in All your life is such a shame All your love is just a dream Open up your eyes You can see the flames of your wasted life You should be ashamed You don't want to waste your life D I walk along these hillsides In the summer 'neath the sunshine G I am feathered by the moonlight falling down on me D G Change, change, change NB This figure appears and is played constantly from 'I walk these hillsides' onwards.
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------------------------------------------------------ -- EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH -- Counting Crows from the DGC Rarities Disk, Volume I From: Mark Bentley (Intro) E A E B (1st Verse) [Bouncy E A E B] Albert's always sincere, he's a sensivitive type His intentions are clear, he wanna be well-liked Better think of nothing, all are we anything (???) Better to be better than to be anything A E A E B And Albert's vision is blooming uncontrolled A All his wings are slowly sinking (Chorus) C#m B A E And the world begins to disappear C#m B A E The worst things come from inside here C#m B A E And all the king's men reappear F#m A For an eggman, on and off the wall A Will never be together again E A E B (2nd Verse) Einstein down on the beach staring into the sand It's everything he believes in has been shattered What you fear in the night in the day comes to call anyway-ay We all get burned as: (Bridge) A E A E B One more sun comes sliding down the sky A One more shadow leans against the wall (Chorus) G#m A G#m Albert's waiting in the sun A On a field (?) American G#m A B For the cause of some inflated form of hit and run (Solo) (Bridge) (Chorus) G#m A G#m Albert's fallen on the sun A Cracked his head wide open (Chorus x 2) (Ad lib outtro) E A E B etc No never be together again No no never never never again, uh huh What you fear in the night etc.. ------------------- -- MARJORIE -- Counting Crows Unreleased Demo From: Steve Vetter [vetters@vax1.elon.edu] F#m 244222 B? x22442
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E In the still water she lies down D Shaking in the press of sunlight A We rolled into Lexington E She shakes off the drop of daylight E Water beading up her chest D Bleeding down between her knees A Rivers in Kentucky flow E Between the bluegrass wavy seas D E But oh, Marjorie D A E Twists the knife once more inside of me Breathless with anticipation Baited breathers set their hooks Tuck their heads beneath the high grass And lie and wait beside the brooks For infants pushing slowly through Frustration leading back along The alleys of a childhood Will not release us willingly But oh, Marjorie Sticks the knife in while I heard the sea [solo] F#m B? [repeat] Dust me off and shut me down And dream of where I haven't been Close the door inside my heart Stuck in the south Atlantic wind I have hollow eyes Haunting only to myself Even so, I can't stop calling This great big hollows in my self I took the train form California To the far side of the continent Woke up in Kentucky Where a wedding was about to end I looked up at Anna She turned back to look at me It's best to kill the ones that matter Render blind the ones who see But oh, Marjorie Takes the blade and walks away from me Oh, Marjorie Love like blood is pouring out of me Oh, Marjorie My heart won't stop bleeding over me baby [solo over F#m and B?] Oh, I can't shut it in It's got far too many doors to block the wind Oh, I can't shut it in It's got far too many doors to block the wind ------------------------------------------------- -- GOODNIGHT, ELIZABETH -- Counting Crows Unreleased Concert Staple From: Steve Vetter [vetters@vax1.elon.edu] with help from an anonymous post. A: x02220 -A: 577855 E: 022100 -E: x79997 G: 320003 -G: 355433 D: xx0323- D: x57775 The - chords are barre chords. Intro.: -A -E -G -D A E Wasted in the afternoon G D Waiting on a train A E I woke up in pieces and Elizabeth G D Had disappeared again I wish you were inside of me Hope that you're OK I hope that you're resting quietly I just wanted to say Chorus: Good, Goodnight, Elizabeth Goodnight Elizabeth, Goodnight Good, Goodnight, Elizabeth Goodnight, Elizabeth, Goodnight We couldn't all be cowboys So some of us are clowns Some of us are dancers on the midway Roam from town to town Well I hope that everybody Can find a little flame I say my prayers and I set myself one fire And I walk out on the wire, once again I said [chorus] Well I wait for you in Baton Rouge I miss you down in New Orleans I wait for you while she slips in something comfortable And I miss you when I'm slipping in between If you wrap yourself in daffodils I will wrap myself in pain And If you're the Queen of California Baby, I am the King of the Rain And I said: [chorus] ------------------------------------------------------------- /-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\
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