Counting Crows - A Long December Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 3 fret

Intro

F B Gm B F B Gm

AB long DeceFmber and there's reaCson to believeGm MBaybe this year willF be better than tBhe last IGm can't reBmember the lFast thing that you saCid aGms you were leavin' NFow the days go Bby so fast AFnd it's one more Bday up in thGme canyoBns AFnd it's one more niBght in HolGmlywood B

F B

Gm -stop- IFf you think that I could be forgiven...I wish you would

B Gm

nBanananananananana.. The smell of hospitals in winter And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls All at once you look across a crowded room To see the way that light attaches to a girl And it's one more day up in the conyons And it's one more night in Hollywood If you think you might come to California...I think you should Drove up to the Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m. And talked a little while about the year I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe Maybe this year will be better than the last I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself To hold on to these moments as they pass And it's been one more day up in the canyon And it's one more night in Hollywood It's been so long since I've seen the ocean...I guess I should Counting Crows...long december Transcribed By Hogfrog AB long December anFd there's reason to believe C Gm MBaybe this year will be bFetter than the last B Gm I can't remeBmber the last thing you Fsaid as you were leavin' C Gm NFow the days go Bby so fast

Chorus

AFnd it's one more day uBp in the canyons Gm AFnd it's one more night Bin Hollywood Gm

F B

Gm

IBf you think that I could be forgiven... I wish you would NFa na na na B NGma na na na naB na na na na NFa na na na Byeah Gm TBhe smell of hospitals Fin winter ACnd the feeling that it's all a lot of oysteBrs, but no pearls F ABll at once yGmou look across a crowdeFd room TCo see the way tGmhat light attaches to a Fgirl B AFnd it's one more day up iBn the canyons Gm AFnd it's one more night in HoBllywood Gm

F B

Gm

IBf you think you might come to California. ..I think you should DBrove up to Hillside MaFnor sometime after two a.mC. Gm ABnd talked a little Fwhile about the year B IGm guess the winter makesB you laugh a little sloFwer, C MGmakes you talk a lFittle lower about the thinBgs you could not show her ABnd it's been a long December and thFere's reason to believe C Gm MBaybe this year will be beFtter than the last B IGm can't rememberB all the times I triedF to tell myself C TGmo hold on to these moments as they pass B AFnd it's one more day up inB the canyon Gm AFnd it's one more night in HolBlywood Gm

F B

Gm

IBt's been so long since I've seen the ocean... I guess I should DO THE NA NA NA THING AGAIN RIGHT HERE A Long December by The Counting Crows from Recovering The Satellites brought to you by Tony Donato and Sal Ferrarello NOTE: This is A Long December in a different key than already exists in the file by Michael A. Mazur. I find this key easier to play in and it still sounds great. CA long GDecember and there's Dreason to Ambelieve Maybe Cthis year will be Gbetter than the Clast CI can't Gremember the last thing that you Dsaid as you were Amleavin' Now the Cdays go Gby so Cfast And it's Gone more day up Cin the canAmyons And it's Gone more night Cin HollywoodAm If you Gthink that I could Cbe forAmgiven...I wish you would

Chorus

G C Am D G C

Am] CThe smell of Ghospitals in Dwinter And the Amfeeling that it's Call a lot of Goysters, but no Cpearls All at Gonce you look Dacross a crowded Amroom To see the Cway that light Gattaches to a Cgirl And it's Gone more day up Cin the canAmyons And it's Gone more night Cin HollywoodAm If you Gthink you might Ccome to CaliAmfornia...I think you should

Chorus

CDrove up to GHillside Manor Dsometime after Amtwo a.m. And Ctalked a little Gwhile about the Cyear I guess the Gwinter makes you Dlaugh a little Amslower, Makes you Ctalk a little Glower about the Cthings you could not show her And it's been a long GDecember and there's Dreason to Ambelieve Maybe Cthis year will be Gbetter than the Clast I can't Gremember all the Dtimes I tried to Amtell my myself To Chold on to these Gmoments as they Cpass And it's Gone more day up Cin the canAmyons And it's Gone more night Cin HollywoodAm It's Gbeen so long since I've Cseen the oceanAm...I guess I should

Chorus

Subject: "A Long December" by Counting Crows Long December by Counting Crows Transcribed By Matt J. MacDonald

Intro

D F

G(

B)

    Em Gm
    G Bb
       D F  G Bb  Em Gm ...(add7)?  <-----(not too sure)

G B

D F

A C

A loEmng GmDecember and there's reason to believe

G(

B)

D F

MaybGe Bthis year will be better than the last

Em(

Gm)

G B

D F

A C

I caEmn'tGm remember the last thing you said as you were leavin'

D F

Now GthBe days go by so fast

Chorus

D F

G B

And Emit'Gms one more day up in the canyons

D F

G B

And Emit'Gms one more night in Hollywood

D F

G B

If yEmou Gmthink that I could be forgiven... I wish you would

D F

Na nGa Bna na

Em Gm

Na nGa Bna na na na na na na

D F

G B

Na nEma nGma na yeah

G B

D F

The AsmCell of hospitals in winter

Em Gm

G(

B)

D F

And GthBe feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls

Em Gm

G B

D F

All AatC once you look across a crowded room

Em Gm

D F

To sGeeB the way that light attaches to a girl

D F

G B

And Emit'Gms one more day up in the canyons

D F

G B

And Emit'Gms one more night in Hollywood

D F

G B

If yEmou Gmthink you might come to California. ..I think you should

D F

Na nGa Bna na

Em Gm

Na nGa Bna na na na na na na

D F

G B

Na nEma nGma na yeah

Solo

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G B

D F

A C

DrovEme uGmp to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.

G(

B)

D F

And GtaBlked a little while about the year

Em Gm

G B

D F

I guAesCs the winter makes you laugh a little slower,

Em Gm

D F

MakeGs Byou talk a little lower about the things you could not show her

G B

D F

A C

And Emit'Gms been a long December and there's reason to believe

G(

B)

D F

MaybGe Bthis year will be better than the last

Em Gm

G B

D F

I caAn'Ct remember all the times I tried to tell myself

Em Gm

D F

To hGolBd on to these moments as they pass

D F

G B

And Emit'Gms one more day up in the canyon

D F

G B

And Emit'Gms one more night in Hollywood

D F

G B

It'sEm beGmen so N.C.long since I've seen the ocean... I guess I should (do this next part 4X) (on 3rd time you can play the solo over, D F G Bb but it might not sound good without at least Na na na na 2 guitars.)

Em Gm

Na nGa Bna na na na na na na

D F

G B

Na nEma nGma na yeah