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HALF MOON CAFE (Emily Saliers)
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[Actually in Bb; capo 1.]
[It might be easier to play this with the high E tuned down to D;
 then play A/C# as x42222 and E as 022102.]

 
D     A/C#     Bm7     E-F#m-G#m
[intro; play four times]
 
       D            A/C#    Bm7         E-F#m-G#m
At the Half Moon Cafe, we drank to our lives
     D          A/C#     Bm7    E-F#m-G#m
Like pseudo-believers in love
                       D            A/C#           Bm7
We've been through our holes in the walls and the dives
          Bm7            G(9)          G(9)           Bm   E
Where you drink to recall what you once had a vision of
 
       C#dim        C#dim       C#dim   C#dim
And we talk of our lives in a prison
          Bm             Bm/A       Bm/G#   E
Though we both know it's better to be
A           A/G      D     Bm7
Safe within our indecision
     A                     A     E   E-F#m-G#m
Than taking the risk to be free
 
And you were to be a great poet
And I'd find my fame in song
But we somehow saw failure more closely
Than fame all along
 
And now you manage a hamburger stand
And I haven't found steady work yet
And we meet here to talk and pretend
That we know no regret
 
                Dsus9       E                 A
But how much is chance, how much would you decide?
A           Dsus9         Dsus9    Gmaj9
How much is murder of our dreams
    Gmaj9      Bm   Bm   E   E
How much is suicide?
 
So you ask of my latest Top 40
And I ask of your latest great fiction
As I step outside I see that the moon is full
I have to laugh at the contradiction
 
Well, at least we can laugh at our dreams
Though it's really much more bitter than sweet
Sometimes through all of this fragmentation
I imagine what it feels to be complete
 
But how much is chance, how much would you decide?
How much is murder of our dreams
How much is suicide?
 
[Repeat intro chords with humming; end on x02200-x02220.]
 


TAB:
 
D A/C# Bm7 E F#m G#mE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------3-----|------5-----|------3-----|------------|G ----2-------|----2-----0-|----2-----0-|1---2---4---|D --4-------4-|--2-----2---|--0-----0---|------------|A 5-------5---|4-----------|2-----------|------------|E ------------|------------|------------|0---2---4---| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .[intro]
D A/C# Bm7 E F#m G#mE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------0-----|------5-----|------3-----|------------| [playG ----2-----2-|----2-----0-|----2-----0-|1---2---4---| threeD --4-----4---|--2-----2---|--0-----0---|------------| times]A 5-----------|4-----------|2-----------|------------|E ------------|------------|------------|0---2---4---| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .[intro] At the
D A/C# Bm7 E F#m G#mE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------0-----|------5-----|------3-----|------------|G ----2-----2-|----2-----0-|----2-----0-|1---2---4---|D --4-----4---|--2-----2---|--0-----0---|------------|A 5-----------|4-----------|2-----------|------------|E ------------|------------|------------|0---2---4---| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . Half Moon Cafe, we drank to our lives
D A/C# Bm7 E F#m G#mE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------0-----|------5-----|------3-----|------------|G ----2-----2-|----2-----0-|----2-----0-|1---2---4---|D --4-----4---|--2-----2---|--0-----0---|------------|A 5-----------|4-----------|2-----------|------------|E ------------|------------|------------|0---2---4---| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .like pseudo-believers in love We've been through our
D A/C# Bm7 Bm7E ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------0-----|------5-----|------3-----|------3-----|G ----2-----2-|----2-----0-|----2-----2-|----2-----0-|D --4-----4---|--2-----2---|--0-----0---|--0-----0---|A 5-----------|4-----------|2-----------|2-----------|E ------------|------------|------------|------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . holes in the walls and the dives where you drink to recall
G(9) G(9) Bm EE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------3-----|------3-----|------3-----|------0-----|G ----2-----2-|----2-----2-|----4-----4-|----1-----1-|D --0-----0---|--0-----0---|--4-----4---|--2-----2---|A ------------|------------|2-----------|------------|E 3-----------|3-----------|------------|0-----------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . what you once had a vision of And we
C#dim C#dim C#dim C#dimE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------5-----|------5-----|------5-----|------5-----|G ----3-----3-|----3-----3-|----3-----3-|----3-----3-|D --5-----5---|--5-----5---|--5-----5---|--5-----5---|A 4-----------|4-----------|4-----------|4-----------|E ------------|------------|------------|------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . talk of our lives in a prison Though we
Bm/A Bm Bm/A Bm/G# EE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ----------3-|------3-----|------3-----|------0-----|G --------4---|----4-----4-|----4-----4-|----1-----1-|D ------4-----|--4-----4---|--4-----4---|--2-----2---|A 0---2-------|0-----------|------------|------------|E ------------|------------|4-----------|0-----------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . both know it's better to be
A A/G D Bm7E ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------2-----|------2-----|----3-------|------0-----|G ----2-----2-|----2-----2-|--2---2---2-|----2-----2-|D --2-----2---|--2-----2---|0-------0---|--0-----0---|A 0-----------|------------|------------|2-----------|E ------------|3-----------|------------|------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . Safe within our indecision than taking the risk to be
A A E E F#m G#mE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------2-----|232---0-----|------0-----|------------|G ----2-----2-|----------2-|----1-----1-|1---2---4---|D --2---------|----2-------|--2---------|------------|A 0-------0---|0-------0---|------------|------------|E ------------|------------|0-------0---|0---2---4---| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . free
Dsus9 E A AE ------0-----|------------|------------|------------|B ----3-------|------0-----|------2-----|------2-----|G --2-------2-|----1-----1-|----2-----2-|----2-----2-|D 0-------0---|--2-----2---|--2-----2---|--2-----2---|A ------------|------------|0-----------|0-----------|E ------------|0-----------|------------|------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ ....chance, how much would you decide? How much is
Dsus9 Dsus9 Gmaj9 Gmaj9E ------0-----|------0-----|------2-----|------2-----|B ----3-----3-|----3-----3-|------------|------------|G --2-----2---|--2-----2---|----2-----2-|----2-----2-|D 0-----------|0-----------|--0-----0---|--0-----0---|A ------------|------------|------------|------------|E ------------|------------|3-----------|3-----------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . murder of our dreams, how much is suicide
Bm Bm E EE ------------|------------|------------|------------|B ------3-----|------3-----|------0-----|------0-----|G ----4-----4-|----4-----4-|----1-----1-|----1-----1-|D --4-----4---|--4-----4---|--2-----2---|--2-----2---|A 2-----------|2-----------|------------|------------|E ------------|------------|0-----------|0-----------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . So you ask...
- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com
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