Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend chords

      
Okay, so, heres VW self titled debut ablum (2008), please let me know if theres any
problems. It should all be prettymuch right. Enjoy!

1. Mansard Roof
2. Oxford Comma
3. A-Punk
4. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
5. M79
6. Campus
7. Bryn
8. One (Blakes Got A New Face)
9. I Stand Corrected
10. Walcott
11. The Kids Dont Stand A Chance



Mansard Roof

Intro: None

F F I see a Masard roof through the trees.
F Gm D7/F# Gm I see a salty message written in the eaves,
Am/C C7The ground beneath my feet,
F DmThe hot garbage and concrete,
GmAnd now the tops of buildings,
C7 FI can see them too.
(2x) INTERLUDE: F Edim/F F6 Fmaj7 F Edim/F F6 Fmaj7 Gm Gm7 Gm6 Gm C6 C7 (2x) N.C. The Argentines collapse in defeat
Gm D7/F GmThe adm'ralty surveys the remnants of the fleet.
Am/C C7The ground beaneath their feet,
F Dm GmIs a nautic'lly mapped sheet as thin as paper,
C7 N.CWhile it slips away from view.
INTERLUDE (1x) Oxford Comma Intro: N.C.(Drums) G
D7/CWho gives a fuck about an Oxford Comma?
G/B CI've seen those English dramas too; theyre cruel.
G D7/C So if theres any other way
G/B CTo spell the word, its fine with me, with me.
C D Why would you speak to me that way,
G Am C D
GEspecially when I always said that I havent the words for you?
Am CAll your diction dripping with disdain;
D6 GThrough the I always tell the truth.
N.C. D7/CWho gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?
G/B C GI've climbed to Dharamsala, too; I did.
D7/CI met the highlest Lama;
G/B CHis accent sounded fine to me, to me.
C D Check your handbook; it's no trick,
G Am C D Take the chapstick, put it on your lips, crack a smile, adjust my tie.
G Am Know your boyfriend unlike other guys.
C D Why would you lie 'bout how much coal you have?
G Am Why would you lie about something dumb like that?
C D Why would you lie 'bout anything at all?
G Am First the window, then its to the wall.
C D6 G Little Jon, he always tells the truth.
SOLO: G D7/C G/B C G D7/C G/B C
C D Check your passport; it's no trick,
G Am C D Take the chapstick, put it on your lips, crack a smile, adjust my tie.
G Am Know your butler unlike other guys.
C D Why would you tape my conversations?
G Am Show your paintings at the United Nations?
C D6 G Little Jon, he always tells the truth.
A-Punk Intro: A G D A G D A G D D/A A5/G D D/A A5/G D
A G DJohanna drove slowly into the city;
A G DThe Hudson River all filled with snow.
A G DShe spied the ring on His Honor's finger.
D/A A5/G D D/A
A5/G DOh, oh, oh!
A G DA thousound years in one piece of silver,
A G DShe took it from his lily white hand.
A GShowed no fear,
D D/A A5/G DShe'd seen the thing in the young men's wing at Sloan Kettering.
Bridge: A7/D D Em/D D A7/D D A7/D D Em/D D A7/D D A7/D D Em/D
A7 DLook outside at the raincoats comin'; say "Oh."
A7/D D Em/D A7Look outside at the raincoats comin'; say "Oh."
A G D A G Da, a, a, a! a, a, a!
A G DHis Honor drove southward seeking exotica,
A G DDown to the pueblo huts of New Mexico.
A G D Cut his teeth on turquoise harmonicas.
D/A A5/G AOh, oh, oh!
A G D A
G DI saw Johanna down in the subway she took an apartment in Washington Heights
A G DHalf of the ring lies here with me,
D/A A5/G DBut the other half's in at the bottom of the sea.
A7/D D Em/D
A7 DLook outside at the raincoats comin'; say "Oh."
A7/D D Em/D
A7 DLook outside at the raincoats comin'; say "Oh."
A7/D D Em/D
A7 DLook outside at the raincoats comin'; say "Oh."
A7/D D Em/D A7Look outside at the raincoats comin'; say "Oh."
A G D A G Da, a, a, a! a, a, a!
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Intro: D G6 A D5 D G6 A D5 (2x)
D5 D G6 A As a young girl,
D5 D G6 A Louis Vuitton,
D5 D G6 A With your mother,
D5 D G6 A On a sandy lawn.
D5 D G6 A As a sophomore,
D G6 A With reggaeton,
D G6 A And the linens,
D G6 A You're sitting on
D G6 A Is your bed made?
D G6 A Is your sweater on?
D G6 A Do you want to?
D G6 A Like you know I do.
D G6 A Like you know I do!
A D G6 A DOoh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
G6 A D G6 A DOoh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Em ABut this feels so unnatural
DPeter Gabriel too
Em ABut this feels so unnatural
DPeter Gabriel too
D G6 A Can you stay up
D G6 A To see the dawn
D G6 A In the colors
D G6 A Of Benetton?
D G6 A Is your bed made?
D G6 A Is your sweater on?
D G6 A Do you want to?
D G6 A Like you know I do.
D G6 A Like you know I do!
A D G6 A DOoh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
G6 A D G6 A DOoh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Em ABut this feels so unnatural,
DPeter Gabriel, too
Em ABut this feels so unnatural,
DPeter Gabriel, too
D G6 A Is your bed made?
D G6 A Is your sweater on?
D G6 A Do you want to?
D G6 A Like you know I do.
D G6 A Like you know I do!
A D G6 A DOoh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
G6 A D G6 A DOoh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
G6 A D (3x) M79 Intro: G D7/F# Em D7/F# G D7/F# Em D7 Am Bm Em Am D G D C D C D (2x) G D7/F# Em
D7/F# G It's gunna take a little time, While youre waiting like a factory line,
D7/F# Em D7 AmI'll fly across the park, backseat on the Seventynine,
Bm Em Am DWasted days you've come to pass.
G D G D C D C D
G D7/F# Em D7/F# G So, go, I know you would not stay.
D7/F# Em D7 AmIt wasn't true, but anyway.
Bm Em Am DPolination, yellow cab.
G D G D C D C D C D C D Em C D C D G C D C D C D C D Em C D C D G D7/F# Em D7/F# G D7/F# Em D7 G D7/F# Em D7
G You walk up the stairs, see the french kids by the door.
D7/F# Em D7 AmUp one more flight, see the Buddha on the second floor.
Bm Em Am DCoronation rickshaw grab.
G D G D C D C D
G D7/F# Em D7/F# G So, go, I know you would not stay.
D7/F# Em D7 AmIt wasn't true, but anyway.
Bm Em Am DRacist dreams you should not have.
G D G D C D C D C D C D Em C D C D G C D C D C D C D Em C D C D G N.C.
C DNo excuse to be so callous.
G ADress yourself in bleeding madras.
C D GCharm your way across the Khyber Pass.
C DStay awake to break the habit.
G AmSing in praise of Jackson Crowter.
C DWatch your step along the arch of....
G D7/F# Em D7/F# G D7/F# Em D7 Am Bm Em Am D G D G D C D C D G D G D C D C D C D C D Em C D C D G C D C D C D C D Em C D C D G
C DNo excuse to be so callous.
G ADress yourself in bleeding madras.
C D GCharm your way across the Khyber Pass.
C DStay awake to break the habit.
G AmSing in praise of Jackson Crowter.
C D GWatch your step along the arch of glass.
D7/F# Em D7/F# G D7/F# Em D7 G Campus Intro: N.C.
GI wake up
My shoulder's cold I've got to leave here. Before I go I pull my shirt on Walk out the door Drag my feet along the floor I pull my shirt on Walk out the door Drag my feet along the floor
D7Then I see you,
Am/C D7You're walking 'cross the campus,
G D7Cruel professor,
Am/C D7Studying romances.
G D7 Am/CHow am I supposed to pretend
G D7 Am/CI never want to see you again?
G D7 Am/CHow am I supposed to pretend
G D7 Am/CI never want to see you again?
GWalk to class
In front of ya, Spilled kefir On your keffiyah. You look inside And turn to the door Drag your feet across the floor
D7Then I see you,
Am/C D7You're walking 'cross the campus,
G D7Cruel professor,
Am/C D7Studying romances.
G D7 Am/CHow am I supposed to pretend
G D7 Am/CI never want to see you again?
G D7 Am/CHow am I supposed to pretend
G D7 Am/CI never want to see you again?
G Am/C Bm/D G (2x)
Am/CIn the afternoon,
Bm/D GYou're out on the stone and grass,
Am/C Bm/D GAnd I'm sleeping on the balcony after class
Am/CIn the afternoon,
Bm/D GYou're out on the stone and grass,
Am/C Bm/D GAnd I'm sleeping on the balcony after class
Am/C Bm/D G (2x)
Am/CIn the afternoon,
Bm/D GYou're out on the stone and grass,
Am/C Bm/D GAnd I'm sleeping on the balcony after class
Am/CIn the afternoon,
Bm/D GYou're out on the stone and grass,
Am/C Bm/D GAnd I'm sleeping on the balcony after class
Bryn (Unfortunately there arent many chords for the actually words to Bryn, BUT: I'll give you the bass notes played and I hope you can figure out what to do with them! I'll put the bass notes in parenthesis so you can differentiate chords from bass notes.) Intro: A G D A G D (A) (D) (A)
(D)Ion displacement wont work in the basement especially when I'm not with you.
(A) (D) (A)
(D)Here in the heartland a feelin so startlin I dont know what I should do.
A G DOh Bryn, you see through the dark
A G DRight past the fireflies that sleep in my heart
A G DYou know its easy to see
A G DWait for the season to come back to me
A G D (4x) (A) (D) (A)
(D)Nights by the ocean, a westerly motion that moves california to sea.
(A) (D) (A)
(D)Eyes like a seagull no kansas palm beetle could ever come close to that free
A G DOh Bryn, you see through the dark
A G DRight past the fireflies that sleep in my heart
A G DYou know its easy to see
A G DWait for the season to come back to me
A G D (4x) One (Blakes Got a New Face) Intro: A F#m D Bm D6 E6 D6 E7 (2x, this line only!)
D6 E6Occident out on the weekend.
D6 E7That's the way that we relax.
D6 E6English Breakfast tastes like Darjeeling,
D6 E7But she's too cute to even ask.
D6 E6Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face) (4x)
D Bm ENastiness will cause your doom.
A F#m D BmTurn and walk back to your room.
D6 E6The precedent's already set now.
D6 E7You spend a week in Old San Juan.
D6 E6Spanish brownstone with chairs of leather,
D6 E7And Spanish waves to roll along.
D6 E6Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face) (4x)
D Bm EMajesty's not overheard
A F#m D BmCryptographs can't stand the word
D6 E6 D6 D7 D6 E6 D6
(A) D6 E6Blake's got a new face (Blake's got a new face) (4x)
D Bm E A F#mOh your collegiate grief has left you dowdy in sweatshirts,
D BmAbsolute horror!
N.C. I Stand Corrected Intro: Em G Em G
Em G Em GYou've been checking on my facts and I admit I have been lax,
Em G Em GIn double screening what I say. It wasn't funny anyway.
Em CI stand corrected (2x)
Em GNo one cares when you are wrong,
Em G Embut I've been at this far too long to act like
G Am/C Bm/D Gthat when we should be in perfect harmony.
G Em C I stand corrected
Em CI, oh, I stand corrected.
Em DLord knows I haven't tried.
C Am G D6I'll take my stand one last time.
Em D C Am
G D6Forget the protocol, I'll take your hand right in mine.
G Em C I stand corrected,
Em GI, oh, I stand corrected
Walcott (Like Bryn, Walcott doesnt have chords for the first 2 verses, so I'll track the bass notes with parenthesis) Intro: F Am/C Gm/Bb F (2x)
(F) (C)Walcott, don't you know that it's insane?
(Bb) (F)Dont't you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight?
(F) (C)Walcott, Mystic Seaport is that way.
(Bb) (F)Don't you know that your life could be lost out of Cap Cod tonight?
F Am/C Gm/Bb F (2x) (note: it says no chords because theres an intricate piano part, but you can just arpeggiate whatever. I wont write anything in, the bass notes are the same if you want to use those.)
N.C.Walcott, don't you know that it's insane?
Don't you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight?
F Am/CWalcott, the Bottleneck is a shit show,
Gm/Bb FHyannisport is a ghetto, out of Cape Cod tonight.
Dm CThe lobsters claw is sharp as knives.
Dm CEvil feasts on human lives.
Bb Gm7 CThe Holy Roman Empire roots for you!
F Am/C Gm/Bb F (2x) (note: here, block your chords. it gives more to the song)
F Am/CWalcott, all the way to New Jersey,
Gm/Bb Fall the way to the Garden State, out of Cape Cod tonight.
F Am/C Gm/BbWalcott, fuck the women from Wellfleet, fuck the bears out in Provincetown.
FHeed my words and take flight!
(F) Am/C (A)Walcott, dont you know that it's insane?
Gm/Bb (Bb)
F (F)Dont you want to get out of Cape Cod, out of Cape Cod tonight? (3x)
The Kids Dont Stand a Chance Intro: N.C.
C Dm F G CA devistating backstroke all the way from France.
Dm F G CWith shiny shiny cufflinks, a shirtsleeve to enhance.
Dm F G CThe pinstriped men of morning are coming for to dance.
Dm F G CWith pure Egyptian cotton, the kids dont stand a chance.
Dm F G C (2x)
C Dm F G CYou criticize the practice by murdering their plants.
Dm F G CIgnoring all the hist'ry, denying them romance.
Dm F G CThe pinstriped men of morning are coming for to dance.
Dm F G CForty million dollars, the kids dont stand a chance.
Dm F G C (2x)
C Dm F G CI didn't like the bus'ness but that was at first glance.
Dm F G CYour pillow feels so soft now, but still you must advance.
Dm F G CThe pinstriped men of morning, the partners in the dance.
Dm F G CThe papers shot to pieces, the kids dont stand a chance.
C Dm F G (4+ x) Okay, I really hope this came out alright. If you have any questions or concerns or you want me to go over this again/send a video of how i play it, email me at jackiepry@live.com :)
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