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Waltz No. 2 (XO)
Elliott Smith
 
Tune down a whole step
 
Chords used:
Am:      x02210
C:       x32010
F:       xx3211
D7/F#:   2x0212
G:       320003
Bm:      x24432
Dm:      xx0231
Fadd9:   1x3213
G/B      x20003
E7:      020100
Bsus:    x24400
 
Strum: D     U D U  w/swing feel
       1 + 2 + 3 + 
 
Intro: 
/ Am - - / x4
 
/ Am - - / C - - / F - - / C - - /
/ F - - / C - - / G - - / C - - /
 
/ Am - - / C - - / F - - / C - - /
/ F - - / C - - / G - - / C - - / - - - / - - - / (hold and walkup to Am) /
 
Verse 1:
 
Am (2)                 C (2)
First the mic then a half cigarette
  F      D7/F#    G (2)
Singing cathy's clown
            Dm (2)                Am (2)
That's the man she's married to now
Bsus (2)                  E7 (2)
That's the girl that he takes around town
       Am (2)                 C (2)
She appears composed so she is I suppose
F        D7/F#  G (2)
Who can really tell
     Dm (2)              Am (2)
She shows no emotion at all
 Bsus (2)                   E7 (2)
Stares into space like a dead china doll
 
Chorus:
Am         C     F        C       F          C        G  Am
I'm never gonna know you now, but i'm gonna love you anyhow
 
Repeat intro (as it's played the second time through)
 
 
 
 
Verse 2:
Am (2)                       C (2)
Now she's done and they're calling someone
F         D7/F#  G (2)
Such a familiar name
        Dm (2)                   Am (2)
I'm so glad that my memory's remote
         Bsus (2)                 E7 (2)
Cos i'm doing just fine hour to hour note to note
Am (2)             C (2)
Here it is the revenge to the tune
F      D7/F#  G (2)
You're no    good
          Dm (2)                             Am (2)
You're no good, you're no good, you're no good
Bsus (2)                    E7 (2)
Can't you tell that it's well understood
 
Chorus
 
Dm (2)               Fadd9 (2)        C      G/B    Am (2)
I'm here today and expected to stay on and on and on
     Dm (2)       F (4 hold)
I'm tired,  I'm tired
 
Verse 3:
Am (2)               C (2)
Looking out on the substitute scene
F      D7/F# G (2)
Still going strong
 Dm (2)  Am (2)
XO      mom
Bsus (2)         E7 (2)
It's okay its alright nothing's wrong
Am (2)               C (2)                     
Tell Mr. Man with impossible plans 
         F    D7/F#  G (2)
To just leave me   alone
        Dm (2)             Am (2)
In the place where I make no mistakes
Bsus (2)               E7 (2)
In the place where I have what it takes
 
Chorus x3 (1st line only)
 
Repeat intro (as it's played second time), hold last C

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.