FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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    Linger
    The Cranberries
     
    Intro:
     
    Guitar I (electric - clean/chorus/slight delay)                                                  
    e|------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--|
    B|----3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3----| 
    G|--0--------0--------0--------0--------2--------2--------2--------2------|x4
    D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     
    Guitar II (acoustic) 
    e|--2---2-------------2---2-------------2---2-------------2---2-----------|
    B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G|--0---0-------------0---0-------------2---2-------------2---2-----------|x4 
    D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     
    Guitar I
    e|------2--------2--------2--------2-- 
    B|----3--------3--------3--------3----
    G|--0--------0--------0--------0------ 
    D|------------------------------------
    A|------------------------------------
    E|------------------------------------
     
    Guitar II
    e|--2---2-------------2---2-----------
    B|------------------------------------
    G|--0---0-------------0---0-----------
    D|------------------------------------
    A|------------------------------------
    E|------------------------------------
     
    / A6 – A - / A6 – A - / C – Cadd9 - / C – Cadd9 - / G - - - / - - - - /
       

        D                  

    If you, if you could return

                        A6   A 

    don't let it burn

                      A6   A 

    don't let it fade

                                   C    Cadd9

    I'm sure You’re happier

                                   C    Cadd9

    but it's just your attitude

                              G

    it's tearing me apart

                    

    it's ruining everyday

     

           D                        

    I swore, I swore I would be true

                               A6   A

    but honey so did you

          A6   A                                C    Cadd9 

    so why were you holding her hand

                                  C  Cadd9

    is that the way we stand

                               G

    We’re lying all the time

                        

    was it just a game to you

              

    Chorus:

                           D

    And I’m in so deep

                                     A6       A  

    you know I'm such a fool for you

    A6                      A                           C    Cadd9

         you got me wrapped around your finger

    C                Cadd9        G

         do you have to let it linger

          

    do you have to

          

    do you have to

                                 D

    do you have to let it linger

     

    D

    Oh, I

    A6                A            A6       A  

    thought the world of you

                          C          Cadd9      C    Cadd9

    I thought that nothing could go wrong

                      G

    but I was wrong

     

    I was wrong

     

     

     

     

        D

    If you, if you could get by

                       A6       A            

    trying not to lie

    A6                  A              C    Cadd9                  

    things wouldn't be so confused

                                    C    Cadd9           

    and I wouldn't feel so used

                                       G

    but you always really knew

     

    I just wanna be with you

     

     

    Chorus

     

    Instrumental Verse

     

    Chorus x2 (skip first line second time around)

     
    Instrumental Chorus
     
     
    Ending:
     
    e|----2-----2-----2---2-----2------2-|r
    B|------3-----3---------3-----3------|e
    G|--2-----2-----2---0-----0-----0----|p 3
    D|-----------------------------------|e X
    A|-----------------------------------|a
    E|-----------------------------------|t
     
    e|-----------------|
    B|-----------------|
    G|2--(let ring)----|
    D|-----------------|
    A|-----------------|
    E|-----------------|

    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.