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    Laura

    Bat for Lashes

     

    In 6/8. Chords in parentheses are played just once on the 6th beat.

     

    Chord Guide

           12

    Em:   022000

             132

    D:    xx0232

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

             32

    Cmaj7:  x32000

           32 1

    C:    x32010

           134

    D5:   x577xx

           134

    C5:   x355xx

           134

    E5:   x799xx

           13121

    Bm7:  x24232

     

     

     

     

    Strumming Guide

    Mellow Strum:

    >           >

    D   D U D U D   D U D U

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +

    Rock Strum:

     

    D   D   D   D   D   D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +

     

     

    Intro (w/fingerpicking pattern): 

    / Em - - - - - / D - - G - - / Cmaj - - - - - / - - - - - - / x2

     

             Em                      D (½)        G (½)       Cmaj7 (2)

    You say that they've all left you behind

               Em                  D (½)   G (½)       Cmaj7 (2)

    Your heart broken the party    died

                      Em                          D (½)  G (½)  Cmaj7 (2)

    Drape your arms around me and softly      say

                  Em                 D (½)     G (Cmaj7 (2)

    Can we dance upon the tables again

     

    (w/Mellow Strum):

                      D (2)                                                       C (2)

    When your smile is so wide and your heels are so high   You can't cry

                    D (2)                                      C (2)

    get your glad rags on and lets sing along    To that lonely song

     

    (w/rock strum):

    (D5) C5 (2)                                      

                You’re the train that crashed my heart

    (E5) D5 (2)

                 You're the glitter in the dark

          Bm7 (1½)                        G (½)    C (2)      

    Oh Laura you're more than a superstar

     

    (D5) C5 (2)                        

                 And in this horror show

    (E5) D5 (2)                      

                  I've got to tell you so

          Bm7 (1½)                        G (½)    C (2)      

    Oh Laura you're more than a superstar

     

           Em                                 D (½)        G (½)       Cmaj7 (2)

    You say that you're stuck in a pale blue dream

                     Em                        D (½)   G (½)       Cmaj7 (2)

    And your tears feel hot on my bed sheets

                      Em                           D (½)   G (½)       Cmaj7 (2)

    Drape your arms around me and softly say

                   Em                D (½)     G (½)       Cmaj7 (2)

    Can we dance upon the tables again

     

                       D (2)                                                     C (2)

    When your smile is so wide and your heels are so high   You can't cry

                     D (2)                                    C (2)

    get your glad rags on and lets sing along    To that lonely song

     

    (D5) C5 (2)                                       

                You’re the train that crashed my heart

    (E5) D5 (2)

                 You're the glitter in the dark

          Bm7 (1½)                        G (½)    C (2)      

    Oh Laura you're more than a superstar

     

    (D5) C5 (2)                         

                 You'll be famous for longer than them

    (E5) D5 (2)                      

    Your name is tattooed on every boy's skin

          Bm7 (1½)                        G (½)    C (2)      

    Oh Laura you're more than a superstar

     

    Repeat Intro with Ooh's

     

    (D5) C5 (2)                                      

                You’re the train that crashed my heart

    (E5) D5 (2)

                 You're the glitter in the dark

          Bm7 (1½)                        G (½)    C (2)      

    Oh Laura you're more than a superstar

     

     (D5) C5 (2)                        

                 And in this old horror show

    (E5) D5 (2)                      

                  I've got to let you know

          Bm7 (1½)                        G (½)    C (3)      

    Oh Laura you're more than a superstar  You're more than a superstar

     

    End on C

     

     

     

    Fingerpicking pattern:

     

     

     

     


    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.