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Wintersleep – Weighty Ghost

The rhythm is a bit tricky on this one, but you just have to play the G before finishing every line. You can use these patterns to count along:

Verse

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
G
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
C G

Chorus

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
G C/G G
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
C G

Capo II

C: x32013
G: 320003
G/C: 3x2013

OR

Use these chords without a capo (*Thank you Concentric for the comment). It sounds more like the record with these:

C C/G C G*
e 0 0 0 0
B 5 5 7 5
G 6 7 7 6
D 7 7 0 0
A 0 0 0 0
E 0 0 0 0
Intro (play chorus pattern):
G G/C G
C
Verse
G
I got out of bed today,
C
Swear to God I couldnt see my face
G
I got out of bed today
C
staring at a ghost
Verse
G
Who forgot to float away,
C
didnt have all that much to say
G
Wouldnt even tell me his own name
C
And whered my body go?
Chorus
G G/C G
Where oh whered my body go?
C
Africa or Mexico?
G G/C G
Oh whered my body go?
C
And where did my body go?
Chorus
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
Seen my ghost, seen my ghost?
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
Staring at the ground?
Chorus
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
See my ghost, see my ghost
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
Sick of those goddamn clouds
Bridge (play chorus pattern):
G G/C G
C
Verse
G
Are you some kind of medicine man?
C
Cut the demons out of my head
G
You cant kill something thats already dead
C
So leave my soul alone
Verse
G
I dont need no surgery
C
Take those knives away from me
G
Just wanna die in my own body
C
A ghost just needs a home
Chorus
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
See my ghost, see my ghost
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
Staring at the ground?
Chorus
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
See my ghost, see my ghost
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
Sick of those goddamn clouds
Chorus
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
See my ghost, see my ghost
G G/C G
Woah oh, have you seen my ghost?
C
Staring at the ground?
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TV on the Radio -Golden Age

I use the following positions for chords:
C: 332010
G: 320033
Bb: 113331
F: 133211
Power chords will sound fine.
Verse riff:
A|--3-1-3-1--3-1-3--1-1-1--|
Chorus riff:
D|-----5--------3--|
A|--3--------1-----|
Heart beat sounding
Ricocheting in their cage
Thought I'd lose my balance
With the grounds bounce and sway
And all this violence
And all this goes away
And the vibes that rise like
Fireflies illuminate our play
Some light being
Pulled you up from night's party
Said clap your hands
If you think your soul is free
And the silence was astounding
'cept some "Oh Lord!! Mercy Me's"
And oh you can't stop what's comin' up
You're never gonna stop gonna live it up
And oh it's gonna drop gonna fill your cup
And oh it's gonna drop gonna fill your cup
C G Bb F
The age of miracles
C G Bb F
The age of sound
C G Bb F
Well there's a Golden Age
C G Bb F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round
Give it up
'stead of grabbing for decay
What we viewed as gold
I believe pollutes this space
And its grace ascending
Like a snake up your tree
Up your happy ending understanding
All your s'pposed to be
Let it move right in
Let it kiss your face
Let it sow your skin
In perpetual embrace
Like I said "Love's Light is Laughter"
Like the sun spitting happiness into the hereafter
Oh here it comes like a natural disaster
Ah blowing up like a ghetto blaster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster
C G Bb F
The age of miracles
C G Bb F
The age of sound
C G Bb F
Well there's a Golden Age
C G Bb F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round
C F
Love, don't you falter
C
Burning hearts
Dragged behind
F
The horses dancing on the altar
C
Hooves breaking Gods
F
To diamond dust and stars
And there you are…
Now we're all allowed to breathe
Walls dissolve
With the hunger and the greed
Move your body
You've got all you need
And your arms in the air stir a sea of stars
And oh here it comes and it's not so far
All light beings
Come on now make haste
Clap your hands
If you think you're in the right place
Thunder all surrounding
Aw feel it quake with the joy resounding
Palm to the palm you can feel it pounding
Never give it up you can feel it mounting
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup and
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup
C G Bb F
The age of miracles
C G Bb F
The age of sound
C G Bb F
Well there's a Golden Age
C G Bb F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round
C G Bb F
The age of miracles
C G Bb F
The age of sound
C G Bb F
Well there's a Golden Age
C G Bb F
Comin' round, comin' round, comin' round
C G Bb F
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The Tragically Hip – Stay

For the intro part, I just play octaves (i.e. for E I play x7x9xx, D is x5x7xx, etc.)
E D C B A G \
F F C / x2
F C
You did the best that you could do.
G
You were a great crew,
F
who tried to nurture and preserve your
G
faith in you.
F C
And with the bureau chiefs
G
and the shrugging spies
F G
You could stay, but why.
G
Am
You see a light and then another
F
and everything you fought for
C
naughts uncovered.
Youfe not a fighter, youfe a lover.
Am
You got no business in here, brother
F G
so… stay.
Stay.
E D C B A G C
E D C B A G \
F F C / x2
F C
Is it the worst that you could do?
G
You were a great you,
F
who tried to nurture and preserve your
G
faith in you
F C
and with the bureau chiefs
G
and the shrugging spies
F G
you could stay and why.
Am
Cause you see a light and then another.
F
Everything you thought you
C
soughts uncovered.
Youfe a fighter and a lover
Am
and theres no one up above her
F G
so …stay.
Stay.
E D C B A G C
F C
F
All things being balanced,
C
its balanced and called balancing
F
somewhere beyond everything its being
balanced not for the
C
sake of balance but balancing between
the throes of learning
Bb
and the entire thing
C
entirely
Bb
balancing.
E D C B A G C
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Tim Fite – Big Mistake

Capo VI
C: x32010 -or- x32013
Em: 022000 -or- 022003
Am: x02210 -or- x02x15
F: 133211
The alternate chords, while a bit tricky to play, sound more like the record.
The entire song, save the "hold Am" parts, is:
C Em Am F
Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better
Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder
Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly
If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me
Everyone gets to make one big mistake
And if you're waitin' on me
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am)
Ti-time-timing is everything if you've got nothin' but time
(I got nothin' but time)
And a lie don't mean nothin' if nobody knows when you're lying
(lie when you lie)
So lie when you do, lie when you don't
Lie when you didn't, lie till you lie, lie, lie, lie
They're wonderin' if anybody else is lying
(end Am)
Everyone gets to make one big mistake
And if you're waitin' on me
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (hold Am)
'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day
When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way (hold Am)
Everyone gets to make one big mistake
And if you're waitin' on me
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait
And wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait
Everyone gets to make one big mistake
(mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake)
And if you're waitin' on me
Well, I guess you're gonna have to wait (you're gonna have to wait)
'Cause I'm savin' mine up for a very, very special day
(it doesn't even matter if it don't even matter)
When I can fuck it all up in the most spectacular way (hold Am)
Show me the best that you got, and I'll show you one better
Show me your reddest rose, and I'll show you one redder (hold Am)
Tell me a dirty joke, and I'll laugh it off lightly
If I tell you a dirty joke, you might not like me (hold Am)
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Soso – The First of a Thousand Goodbyes

Em Bm Am
I guess I thought his clothes and personal possessions
would somehow make me feel his presence.
But his mittens with mismatching thumbs are
dumb without his hands to animate them.
I guess in the same way i thought that if i lay myself down in this field something would be revealed
if i listen hard, i listen hard
Things are rarely as i expect
Echoing Hallmark card sentiments like
“Please accept our deepest sympathies”
and quotings with great regret
A lifetime of generating assets can be a real pain in the ass
Shifting through old boxes of shit in the garage
And when old people die there are no casserole and pies at the end of the rainbow
Just a lot of grown ups with wet eyes
Red faces and neck ties from ten years ago
On the last happy or sad occasion
And don' forget to get the good shirt laundered
I've squandered all my thoughtful words in the first third of my life
And i said i wasn't going to write anymore songs like this
I don't want to write anymore songs like this
I, I know
I know this the first of a thousand goodbyes
I, I know
I know this is the first of ten thousand goodbyes
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Songs: Ohia – Captain Badass

The entire song is three chords (G#m Eb C#m) with occasional embellishments.
You can either play it with barre chords, or slap a capo on the 4th fret and use more open chords.
Chords (bracketed chords are embellishments to throw in occasionally):
G#m: 466444 (466454)
Eb: x68xxx (x69xxx)
C#m: x46654
The entire song is G#m Eb C#m G#m
Alternate chords (bracketed chords are embellishments):
CAPO IV
Em: 022000 (022010)
B: x24xxx (x25xxx)
Am: x02210
The entire song is Em B Am Em
Bass:
G|-----------------------
D|-----------------------
A|-----6---4-6-4---------
E|-4-6---7-------4-6-7-6-
Lyrics:
departure and worry
and worry, and worry
still shake me
resistance failed
resistance failed
and friendship failed
and friendship failed
as lovers we did not fail
as lovers we did not fail
brown eyes your pulse is getting hotter
brown eyes your pulse is getting quicker
quote Captain Badass,
"i am setting your heart on fire
so when you leave me
i will burn on in your soul"
you won't have to think twice
if it's love you will know
we get no second chance in this life
we get no second chance in this life
so a hot pulse is alright
so a quick pulse is alright
so a hot kiss is alright
so a long kiss is alright
so a long night is alright
and all night is alright
there ain't no contest
against the final day
we'll rise above us either way
we're either greeted
by life or it's reverse
then each day greeted
by fortune or it's reverse
will you stand up for your one chance
will you stand up for love
we get no second chance in this life
we get no second chance in this life
you won't have to think twice if it's love
you will know
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Ron Sexsmith – These Days

Capo IV
Intro: G C
G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
C
Now haven't you learned?
D
You believed in the words
C
In all that they meant
D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C D
Filled with empty sentiment
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love these
G C
Days
G C
Oh these days
G
It won't take a miracle, darlin'
C
Just keep it real
G
This world can make us cynical, darlin'
C
I know how it feels
D
You took it to heart
C
What they said on the screen
D
Oh, but love is not just playing a part
C D
In some very scripted scene
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love these
G C
Days
Am D C
No one can complete you or make you whole
G
Well
Am D
But love will come to greet you half way
C G C
Though the streets are never paved with gold
G
Promises are made to be broken
C
Haven't you heard?
G
He said he'd never break your heart
C
Now haven't you learned?
D
You believed in the words
C
In all that they meant
D
Oh, but love is not some popular song
C D
Filled with empty sentiment
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love
Am D
That's what passes for love these
G C
Days
G C
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RENT Musical – You’ll See

The intro part should be involve some sort of pick pattern
to sound like the record. The notes in parenthesis (G# and Bb)
are just individual notes to be played on the bass strings.
C C/b Am (G#) (Bb)
ROGER
What Happened to Benny?
What Happened to his Heart
And the Ideals he Once Pursued?
BENNY
And the Owner of that lot Next Door
Has the Right to do with it as he Pleases
ROGER
Happy Birthday, Jesus
G
BENNY (spoken)
The Rent
MARK
You're wasting your time
ROGER (spoken)
We're broke
F
MARK
And you Broke your Word-This is Absurd
G
BENNY
There is One Way you Won't Have to Pay
F
ROGER
I Knew It
G
BENNY
Next Door
The Home of CyberArts
You see
F
And now that the Block is Rezoned
G
Our Dream can Become
F
A Reality
C F
Youll See Boys
C F
Youll See Boys
VERSE
(spoken)
A State of the Art
Digital
Virtual
Interactive Studio
I'll Forego your Rent
And on Paper Guarantee
That you can Stay here for Free
If Youll Do Me One Small Favor
MARK (spoken)
What?
BENNY (spoken)
Convince Maureen
To Cancel her Protest
MARK (spoken)
Why not get an Injunction
Or Call the Cops?
BENNY
(spoken)
I did, and They're on Stand By
G
But my Investors Would Rather
F
I Handle this Quietly
ROGER (spoken)
You can't Quietly Wipe Out
An Entire Tent City
Then Watch "Its Wonderful Life"
On T.V.
BENNY
You Wanna Produce Films
And Write Songs
You Need Somewhere to Do It
Its What we Used to Dream About
Think Twice Before You Poo Poo It
C F
Youll See Boys
Youll See Boys
Eb C
Youll See the Beauty of a Studio
Eb
That Lets Us Do Our Work
C
And Get Paid
Eb
With Condos on the Top
C
Whos Rent Keeps Open our Shop
Eb
Just Stop the Protest
D
And Youll Have It Made
C
Youll See
Or Youll Pack
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Okkervil River – Unless Its Kicks

I've arranged this to be capo'd on the fourth fret because thats how I play it on
guitar. It sounds more like the record if its done with barre chords.
This is the “riff” thats used throughout the song for the C and G chords:
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2
C C6 C
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & x2
G G6 G
C6: x3x210
G6: 3x2003
Capo IV
Intro:
C G x 2
C
What gives this mess some grace unless its
G
kicks, man - unless its
Am
fiction, unless its
G
sweat or its songs? What
C
hits against this chest unless its a
G
sick mans hand, from some
Am
mid-level band? Hes been
G
driving too long on a
C
dark windless night, with the
G
stereo on, with the
Am
towns flying by and the
F G
ground getting soft. And a
C
sound in the sky, coming
G
down from above, it sur-
Am
rounds you and sighs and is
F G
whispering of what
C
pulls your body down, and that is
G
quicksand. So climb out
Am
quick, hand over hand, before your
G
mouths all filled up. What
C
picks you up from down unless its
G
tricks, man? When I've been
Am
fixed I am convinced that I will
G
not get so broke up again. And on a
C
seven day high, that
G
heavenly song punches
Am
right through my mind and just
F G
hums through my blood. And I
C
know its a lie, but I'll
G
still give my love. Hey, my
Am
hearts on the line for your
F G
hands to pluck off. Oh…
C G Am G
C
What gives this mess some grace unless its
G
fictions - unless its
Am
licks, man, unless its
G
lies or its love? What
C
breaks this heart the most is the ghost of some
G
rock and roll fan, just floating
Am
up from the stands with her
F G
heart opened up. And I want to tell her, "Your
C
love isn't lost," say "my
G
heart is still crossed!" Scream, "you're
Am
so wonderful! What a
F G
dream in the dark - about
C
working so hard, about
G
growing so stoned, trying
Am
not to turn off, trying
F G
not to believe in that lie all on your
C
own."
G
La la la
Am
la Oh oh oh
F
Oh
G
C G Am F G x2
End on C/G ( x32013 )
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Of Monsters and Men – Lakehouse

The picking part:
G
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
C
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
D|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|---------------------------------|
There are a lot of people playing a lot of guitars in this band,
so you won't be able to play all the notes all the time.
Choose one of the ones listed below or switch it up (the singer
does this as you can see in the video), and have fun with it.
The "B" with the E on the bottom sounds really out of place for
most of the song, but you can hear it during the outro.
The chords
G: 320033 or 3x0033 or 320003 or 3x0003
C: x32033 or x3x033 or x3x010 or x32013
B: x20033 or x2x033 or 0244xx
G C G C
G C
Oh I miss the comfort of this house
G
Where we are where we are
C
Where we are where we are
G C
The floor under our feet whispers out
G C
Come on in come on in, where it all begins
The tallest man I've ever seen afloat,
On a boat, on a boat
On a boat, on a boat
He keeps his only son close by
In a bag, in a bag
In a bag on his back
G C
Can you chase this fire away
Can you chase this fire away
We climbed up to the top in worn out shoes
But she ran down she ran down
She ran down to the house
A fox that gains our trust, but then breaks it as he walks
Away from us, away from us
Can you chase the fire away
Can you chase the fire away
B C G
In the fall, we sleep all day
B C G
In the fall, we sleep all day
G
Where we are, where we are
C
Where we are, where we are
G
Where we are, where we are
C
Where we are, where we are
Can you chase this fire away (Where we are, where we are)
Can you chase this fire away (Where we are where we are)
In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)
In the fall, we sleep all day (Where we are, where we are)
B C G
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la (repeat to end)