FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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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):


    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.