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Girl

Beck

 

Capo 1

 

Note:  (G) = Change to G on the 2nd beat of the measure

 

Chord Guide

        123

A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

      134111

F#m:  244222

      134211

F:    133211

 

Strum Guide

Verse Strum:  B   D U   U D U

              1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus Strum:     D   D U   U D UD

                  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Play first measure

of pattern only   U   D U   U D UD

at beginning      1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

of chorus

 

Intro: / A - - - / - - - - / G - - - / C - - - / x2

 

A               (G)

I saw her, yeah I saw her

            C                       A
With a black tongue tied round the roses

A                                      (G)
A fist pounding on a vending machine

 C                         A
Toy diamond ring stuck on her finger

A
With a noose she could hang from the sun

       G                            C
And point it out with the dark sunglasses

A         
Walking crooked down the beach

         G                                      C
She spits in the sand where their bones are bleaching

 

Chorus:

E             G                                      D (2)
   And I know I'm gonna steal her eye--she doesn't even know it's wrong

E                 G                                    D (2)
   And you know I'm gonna make it die--take her where her soul belongs

E      G                                       F#m     F
   I know I'm gonna steal her eye--        nothing that I wouldn't try

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl
E   D                     A
       My sun-eyed girl

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl

 

A               (G)
  I saw her, yeah I saw her

               C                            A
With her hands tied back, her rags are burnin'

A                                    (G)
   Calling out from a land-filled life

     C                             A
Scrawling her name upon the ceiling

A
   Throw a coin in the fountain of dust

G                       C
White noise, her ears are ringing

A
   Got a ticket for my midnight hanging

G                                    C
   Throw a bullet from a freight train leaving

Chorus

Slide Guitar Break


E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl
E   D                     A
       My sun-eyed girl

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl

 

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl
E   D                     A
       My sun-eyed girl

E   D                     A
Hey my sun-eyed girl

 

 

Intro Riff (the real deal):

 

Intro Riff (easier):


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