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Amsterdam

Guster

 

Strum Guide:

 

SP 1:

D   D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

SP 2:

D U   U   U   U   U   U   U   U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro Riff:

G5    C5      G5              C5

D U   U   U   U   U   U   U   U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

      G5      D5      G5

  U   U   U   U   U   U   U   U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

INTRO:

(SP 2 w/Intro Riff)

/ G – C – / G – - /

/ C – G - / D – G - /

 

G (½)    C (½)            G

I threw away your greatest hits

        C            G            D            G

You left them here the day you split

         G (½)     C (½)        G
Your bass guitar and Shaggs CD

         C             G              D          G        

Well they don't mean that much to me

 

(SP 1)

          C (2)                                        Am (2)

Right now, I'm going through your things

           C (2)                                     Am (2)
These days, I'm changing all my strings

 

CHORUS (SP 1):

                                  G      Em
I'm gonna write you a letter

                                  Bm   D
I'm gonna write you a book

                            G        Em
I wanna see your reaction

                             Bm
I wanna see how it looks
          D                     Am (2)

From way up on your cloud

                                       C (2)
Where you've been hiding out

             Am (2)
Are you getting somewhere?

          C (2)              
Or did you get lost in Amsterdam?

 

SP 1

/ G - - - / Em - - - / D - - - / C - - - / (x2)

/ Gm (hold) - - / - - - - /

 

SP 2

  G (½)          C (½)     G
You won't get too far from me

      C        G       D            G
believing everything you read

             G (½)    C (½)    G
You're wasted in the great unknown

      C            G    D     G
and I am finally ready to

(SP 1)

      C (2)                               Am (2)

Dispose of all your vintage clothes

          C (2)                         Am (2)
Your drugs and every secret code

 

CHORUS

 

(1 Strum Per Chord)

/ G - - - / Em - - - / D - - - / C - - - /

(SP 1)

/ G - - - / Em - - - / D - - - / C - - - / (x2)

 

(SP 2)

   G (½)       C (½)     G
From your red balloon you were

      C        G          D       G
a super high tech jet fighter

    G (½)    C (½)  G
Floating over planet earth

             C              G            D            G 
Come back down here, I'll show you where it

(SP 1)

C (2)                               Am (2)

Hurts.  Take this bitter pill

                     C (2)    Am (2)
Is it easy to swall - ow?


CHORUS

 

(SP1)

/ G - - - / Em - - - / D - - - / C - - - / (x4)

 

End on G

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.