Dave Matthews Band - Grey Street Chords

Main Riff
Chorus Riff
 
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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1
         
         
         
         
         
X
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X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
         
         
         
         
         
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1
1
         
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
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2
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1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4
3
1
2
1

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

D/F

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3
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1
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
4
3
1
2
1

A/C

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
1
1
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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1
1
1
4
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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4
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2
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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
X
4
4

Dadd9

variations
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
1
1
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
4
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
1
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
4

Gadd9

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2
1
3
         
         
         
         
         
2
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
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2
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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2
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4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
1
1
2
1

         
         
         
         
         

Aadd9

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
2
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
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2
1
4
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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2
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4
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4
1
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2
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
1
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6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Bm G A D/F G A D/F G

Chorus

|1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |

Bm2 A/C

Dadd9 Gadd9

then (on last line)... |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . | Bm2 |A2 |* then right into verse progression Okay, that's the info, let's get to the song... Grey Street (Chords)

Intro

Bm G A D/F G A D/F OhG...

Verse 1

BmLook at how G Ashe D/Flistens.G A D/FShe sGays nothing of what she thinks. She just goes stumbling through her memories, Star-ing out on to Grey Street. But she thinks, "Hey, How did I come to this? I dream myself a thousand times around the world, but I can't get out of this place." (yeah) Oh there's an...

Chorus 1

Bm2Empt-i-ness in-side A/Cher. And, she'll do Dadd9an-y-thing to fill it Gadd9in. But all the Bm2 |A2 | * back to verse chords colors mix to-gether.......... to (Grey!) BmGrey! G A D/F G A D/F And Git breaks her heart! (How she...)

Verse 2

How she Bmwishes it was GdiffeArenD/Ft G A D/F She Gprays to BmGod most GeveAry D/Fnight G A D/F And Gthough she Bmswears He doesn't GlisAtenD/F G A D/F There's Gstill a Bmhope in her GHe AmightD/F G A D/F She Gsays, "I Bmpray G A D/F G A D/F GBut they Bmfall on deaf GearAs, D/F G A D/F Am I Gsupposed to Bmtake it on GmysAelfD/F? G A D/F GTo get Bmout of this GplacAe" D/F(yeah)G A D/F (Oh Gthere's...)

Chorus 2

There's Bm2loneliness inside A/Cher And she'd do Dadd9anything to fill it Gadd9in And though it's Bm2red blood bleeding A/Cfrom her now It feels like Dadd9cold blue ice in Gadd9her heart When all the Bm2colors mix togAadd9ether - to BmGrey! G A D/F G A D/F GAnd it Bmbreaks her heartG. A D/F G A D/F (TGhere's a...)

Verse 3

There's a Bmstranger speaking Goutside Aher D/Fdoor G A D/F GSays Bmtake what you can Gfrom Ayour D/Fdreams G A D/F Make Gthem as Bmreal as GanytAhingD/F G A D/F It'd Gtake the Bmwork out of the GcourAageD/F G A D/F But Gshe says, "BmPlease G A D/F G A D/F TGhere's a Bmcrazy man that's Gcreeping Aoutside D/Fmy door,G A D/F I Glive on the Bmcorner of GGrey AStreeD/Ft G A D/F Gand the Bmend of the GworlAd!"D/F G A D/F(Oh tGhere's an...)

Chorus 3

There's an Bm2emptiness inside A/Cher And she'd do Dadd9anything to fill it Gadd9in And though it's Bm2red blood bleeding A/Cfrom her now It's more like Dadd9cold blue ice in Gadd9her heart She feels like Bm2kicking out all the A/Cwindows And setting Dadd9fire to this Gadd9life She could change Bm2everything aboA/Cut her, using Dadd9colors bold and Gadd9bright But all the Bm2colors mix togAadd9ether - to BmGrey! G A D/F G A D/F GAnd it Bmbreaks her GheartA. D/F G A D/F GAnd it Bmbreaks her GheartA. D/F G A D/F It Gbreaks herBm heart. G A D/F G A D/F GTo BmGrrrr-eeeeee-GyyyAyyyD/Fyyyy--GyyyAyyyD/FyyyyyGy!!! BmYeaaahhhhhhh-GhhhAhhhD/Fhhhh-GhhhAhhhD/FhhhhhGh!!! BmYeah, yeah, Gyeah-Aah!D/F G A D/F G

Bm G A D/F G A D/F G

Bm G A D/F G A D/F G

Bm G A D/F

END Comments: I've updated the intro/verse ("main") progression to show the correct timing. In doing so, I've simplified it only to a rhythm overview. There are slides, palms/mutes and double strums mixed in there, but you should be able to figure out the interpretable details more easily without me complicating the picture. The sliding between G, A, D/F# and D/F#, G, and back up to Bm should be intuitive if you look at the formations. To get this down, I recommend using 2 figured chords with the Bm and D/F# using middle (on 6th string) and ring (on 3rd string) and G and A using index (on 6th) and ring (locked on 3rd). The correct way (Dave's way) is to use E-form bar. Since I am not Dave, nor trying to be, I use only 2 fingers out at a time and it is still a really fun and quick moving pattern. Additionally, my sloppy, fat fingers are really good about accidentally muting strings. Well, here you WANT to mute out the 5th and 2nd strings (so, job accomplished). For the muted 4th string, I have found that it doesn't sound bad left open. I think I'm starting to prefer it this way actually. Going back to my 2-finger suggestion, if you start out by picking, simultaniusly, the 6th and 3rd strings with your thumb and middle finger (respectfully) then you will hear the song unfold. When the light goes off, grab a pick and start strumming.