10000 Maniacs - Whats The Matter Here Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
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1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
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3
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1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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2
1
1
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
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3

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

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
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4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
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1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
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1
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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Cadd9

variations
         
         
         
         
         
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8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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X
No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 2 fret

Verse

That Gyoung boy without a name Ganywhere, I'd know his face. G (Em*) | * If solo acoustic, Em sounds better In the city, than just playing 4 bars of G, but G Em | “do as you see fit.” The kid's my favorite. I’ve Cseen him, seen him. DOh, I see him eveGry day.

G

GI’ve seen him run outside Glooking for a place to hide G Em from his father, GtheEm kid half naked made me Csay to myself, “DOh, what's the mattGer here?"

G

I Am...

Chorus

C D G Em

tired of the    ex-c-u-s-e-s    everybody  uses,       he's  their
Ckid, (so) I Dstay out of iGt, but.. Cwho gave yDou the rigGht Em to do Cthis?

Verse

GWe live on Morgan Street, just ten feet between. Em And his mother, I never see her, but her Cscreams and curses, D I hear them every dGay.

G

GThreats like: "If you don't mind I will beat on your behind," Em "Slap you, I’ll slap you silly." Made me Csay-ay-ay-ay, D“Oh, what's the matter hGere?!" I’m..

Chorus 2

Ctired of the exc-Du-s-e-s Geverybody uses, Em he's your Ckid, (so) dDo as you see fGit, but Cget this thDrough that GI don't approve Emof what you Cdid to your oDwn flesh and bGlood.

Solo

G C D

Chorus 3

CI'm tired of Dthe excuses Geverybody uses, Emhe's your Ckid, so dDo as you seeG fit, but Cget this throDugh that I dGon't approve oEmf what you Cdid to your oDwn flesh andG blood.

Interlude

Em"If you doGn't sit in yCour chair stGraight, I’ll Emtake this Gbelt from aCround my wGaist and Emdon't you Gthink that CI won't Guse it!" CAnswer me and taDke your time, Gwhat could be theEm awful crime he Ccould do at sDo young an aGge? And if I’m the Conly witness tDo your madnessG offer me some wEmords to balance Cout what I seDe and what I Ghear. Ohhh, these Ccold and cDruel thGings that you Em do, I sup(pose) Cyou do them becaDuse he belongsG to you. And, in-st(ead) Cof love and the fDeeling of warmth, you Goffer him these Emcuts and sores that Cdon’t heal with tDime or with aGge. C And, DI want Gto say I want to Csay-ay-ay-ay D“Oh, what’s the matter hGere?!” But, I don’t dare Csay-ay-ay-ay D “What’s the matter heGre?!” No, I don’t dare Csay-ay-ayyyyyyyy-ayyyyyyyyyy D-AYYYYY! Git.

End

Also, I found myself getting lazy and playing the C as a Cadd9 (x32030) and the Em as Em7 (022030). Since the other chords are D (x00232) and G (320033), this makes sense in switching as you can just leave you ring finger on the B (2nd) string the entire time. Similarly, the Em can be played as Em7 for the same reason. I made up the “interlude” section from memory without the CD to verify--so you may be able to workout a better chord progression. If you do, please share the information. Chords - suggested variants in parens “()”: G = 320003 (320033) D = x00232 Cadd9 = x32010 (x32033 or x32030) Em(7) = 022000 (022033 or 022030) Enjoy! -Chris

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