Counting Crows - Mercury Chords

 

E

variations
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

11 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1

B

variations
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

A

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X

11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

E (

E B E G B

E)

Guitar 2 is a mandolin, tuned down 1/2 step (Gb Db Ab Eb) Note: Watch the time signature here. The main riff is in 14/8, which I think of as a measure of 6 followed by a measure of 8 (as I indicate below). But, the rest of the song is in 8/8, and the shifts from 14/8 to 8/8 and back again are subtle. Intro and main riff:
|  |-----0-----------|----0--------------|
|  |--------0--2/3\2-|-------0-----0-----|
|14|-----------2/3\2-|-0--------------0--| Guitar 1 (all of guitar 1
| 8|-----------2/3\2-|-0-----------------| is played with a slide)
|  |-----------2/3\2-|-0-----------------|
|  |--0--------------|-0--------0--------|

Verse

                               E
| |/5--------5--------|
| |/5--5-----5--------|
|8|/5-----5--5--5-----| Guitar 1 plays this for the Ab chord
|8|/5--------5-----5--| (note the change to 8/8)
| |/5--------5--------|
| |/5--------5--------|
SEhe is trapped inside a month of grey And they take a little every day SAhe is a victim of her own responses SEhackled to a heart that wants to settle And the runs away

Chorus

 B                   A
| |/7--------7--------|/5--------5--------|
| |/7--7-----7--------|/5--5-----5--------|
|8|/7-----7--7--7-----|/5-----5--5--5-----| Guitar 1
|8|/7--------7-----7--|/5--------5-----5--| (again in 8/8)
| |/7--------7--------|/5--------5--------|
| |/7--------7--------|/5--------5--------|
IBt's a sin to be faAding endlessly Yeah, but she's alEright with me She is leaving on a walkaway She is leaving me in disarray In the absence of a place to be She stands there looking back at me Hesitates, and then turns away She'll change so suddenly She's just like mercury Yeah, but she's alright with me

Bridge

|/12--|
|/12--|
|/12--| Guitar 1 plays this at the end of the chorus, and then
|/12--| plays the main riff over the bridge
|/12--|
|/12--|
|------------------------------|
|--7--7--7--7--9--9b(10)r9--9--| Guitar 2 (trem. picked)
|------------------------------|
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