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Wm Pollock's Pianobook

Waltz No. 2

Elliot Smith

    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                   C    
First the mic then a half cigarette
F       D7/F#   G    
Singing Cathy's Clown
           Dm                   Am    
That's the man she's married to now
Bsus                    E7                 (alt: [E] Takes ... [E7 town]
That's the girl that he takes around town
       Am                   C    
She appears composed so she is I suppose
F       D7/F#  G    
Who can really tell
    Dm                  Am    
She shows no emotion at all
Bsus                     E7    
Stares into space like a dead china doll
 
[Chorus]
Am        C     F        C  
I'm never gonna know you now,
    F         C        G  Am 
but I'm gonna love you anyhow
 
{research: second 1/2 intro)
 
Am                         C    
Now she's done and they're calling someone
F      D7/F#    G    
Such a familiar name
       Dm                       Am    
I'm so glad that my memory's re-mote
           B          B7     
'Cause I'm doing just fine
        E            E7  
hour to hour note to note

Am                C    
Here it is the re-venge of the tune
F      D7/F#  G    
You're no     good
          Dm                              Am    
You're no good, you're no good, you're no good
B         B7                 
Can't you tell 
E                   E7
that it's well understood
 
[Chorus]
 
[Bridge]
Dm                   Fadd9          C      G/B    Am    
I'm here today and expected to stay on and on and on
     Dm           F (4 hold)
I'm tired,  I'm tired
 
Verse 3:
Am                 C    
Looking out on the substitute scene
F     D7/F# G    
Still going strong
 Dm        Am    
.....X O   mom
B          B7          E                E7
It's okay....  its all right, nothing's wrong

Am                  C                         
Tell Mr. Man with impossible plans 
        F     D/F# G    
To just leave me   alone
       Dm                    Am    
In the place where I make no mistakes
B      B7            E7    
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