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Other Side of the World

KT Tunstall

 

Strum: D d D DU    Note that this pattern only lasts 2 beats--

       1 + 2 +     need to play it twice to play a full measure.

 

Main Riff:

D        Dsus2   | Dsus4    Dsus2

D   D   DU U U U | D   D   DU U U U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:  Main Riff x2

 

(one strum per chord)

A                                Em7

over the sea and far away    she's waiting like an

A                                   Em7

iceberg waiting to change       but she's cold inside    

A                                 G

      she wants to be like   the water

 

Main Riff

 

(w/strum pattern)

A                               Em7                   

    all the muscles tighten in her face

A                     Em7                            

   buries her soul in one embrace

A                                            G (1½)

     they're one and the same   just like the water

 

Chorus:

D                         Bm

   the fire fades away  most of every

  G (½)          D/F# (½)     Em (½)            A (½)

day is full of tired    excuses     but it's too hard to

D                            Bm

say     I wish it was simple but we give up

        G (½)            D/F# (½)     Em (½)         A (½)

easily    you're close       enough        to see that

Bm (½)    A (½)      G (½)                    A (½)        

you're            the other side of the world to me

 

Main Riff

 

A                                    Em7              

on comes the panic light    holding on with

 A                                   Em7             

fingers and feelings alike     but the time has

A             G

come to move along

 

Chorus (don’t sing “to me” at the end)

 

Bridge:

Em                            G

      can you help me?   Can you let me

Main Riff

go?

Em                                Bm

      and can you still love me when you can't

     A (½)    G (½)       D/F# (½)      Em (½)

see me     any   -   more?

 

Final Chorus:

 

(one strum per chord)

D                         Bm

   the fire fades away  most of every

  G (½)          D/F# (½)     Em (½)          A (½)

day is full of tired    excuses     but it's too hard to

 

(w/strum pattern)

D                            Bm

say     I wish it was simple but we give up

        G (½)            D/F# (½)     Em (½)         A (½)

easily    you're close       enough        to see that

Bm (½)    A (½)      G (½)                    A (½)        

you're            the other side of the world

Bm (½)    A (½)      G (½)                    A (½)        

Oh,                the other side of the world

Bm (½)    A (½)      G (½)                    A (hold ½)        

you're            the other side of the world to me

 

End on D

 


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.