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    A Long December

    The Counting Crows

     

    Strum Pattern:

     

    B B D DUB B D DU      (B = Bass string)

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Each chord gets two beats unless otherwise noted.

     

    [C]A long [G]December and there’s [D]reason to [Am] believe

    Maybe [C]this year will be [G]better than the [C (1)]last

    [Am]I can't [C]remember the [G]last thing that you [D]said as you were

    [Am]leavin', Now the [G]days go by so [C (1)]fast

    And it's [G]one more day up [C]in the can[Am (1)]yons

    And it's [G]one more night [C]in Hollywood[Am (1)]

    If you [G]think that I could [C]be for[Am (1)]given

    I wish you would

     

    Chorus:  / G - C - / Am - C - / G - C - / Am - - - - /

     

    [C]The smell of [G]hospitals in [D]winter

    And the [Am]feeling that it's [C]all a lot of [G]oysters, but no

    [C (1)]pearls

    [Am]All at [C]once you look across[G] a crowded room[D]

    To see the [Am]way that light [G]attaches to a [C (1)]girl

    And it's [G]one more day up [C]in the can[Am (1)]yons

    And it's [G]one more night [C]in Hollywood[Am (1)]

    If you think [G]you might come to [C]California, [Am (1)]

    I think you should

     

    Repeat Chorus

     

    [C]Drove up to [G]Hillside Manor [D]sometime after [Am]two a.m.

    And [C]talked a little [G]while about the [C (1)]year

    [Am]I guess the [C]winter makes you [G]laugh a little [D]slower,

    Makes you [Am]talk a little [G]lower about the [C (1)]things you could not

    show her

     

    And it's been a [C]long [G]December and there's [D]reason to [Am]believe

    Maybe [C]this year will be [G]better than the [C (1)]last

    [Am]I can't [G]remember all the [D]times I tried to [Am]tell my myself

    To [C]hold on to these [G]moments as they [C (1)]pass

    And it's [G]one more day up [C]in the can[Am (1)]yons

    And it's [G]one more night [C]in Hollywood[Am (1)]

    It's [G]been so long since I've [C]seen the ocean[Am (1)]

    I guess I should

     

    Chorus

     


    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.