Belle And Sebastian - A Summer Wasting Chords

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

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

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

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

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4
3
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1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
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1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3
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2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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F

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6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4

A

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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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Asus4

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No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 2 fret
DSummer in winter Winter in springtime You heard the birds sing Everything will be fine Em I spent the Asummer wasting Em The time was Apassed so easilyG Em But if the Asummer's wasted Em How come that AI could feel so--G free Em I spent the Asummer wasting Em The sky was Ablue beyond comparGe Em A photogAraph of myself Em Is all I hAave to show for DSeven years of G/Driver walkways DSeven weeks of Cstaying up all _ _ Emnight. A Em(Two bars inAstrumental) Em I spent the Asummer wasting Em The time was Apassed so pleasantlGy Em Say cheeriAo to books now Em The only tAhings I'll read are Gfaces Em I spent the Asummer wasting Em Under a Acanopy of DSeven weeks of G/Dreading papers DSeven weeks of G/Driver walkways DSeven weeks of G/Dfeeling guilty DSeven weeks of Cstaying up all _ _ Emnight A Em A

Em A Em A

DSummer in winter Winter is springtime You heard the bird say Everything will be fine 1) Firstly, the start (and finish) of the song. On the recording the guitar plays the in unison with the voice. If you want to do this then this is a perfectly adequate way of doing it.
e|------0--2----------3---2-----------0--2---------7---5---------------------|
B|--3-------------3---------------3------------3-----------------------------|
G|2---2---------2---2-----------2---2--------2---2---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Any complete beginners should note that this can all be played without moving from the of the chord of D major (concert E major), save for the high E (concert F#). The rhythm isn't exactly readable here, though the phrasing is quite obvious and, as of you know, the rhythm is the same as the words anyway so it's easy enough. 2) For a solo performance it can be nice to add a little bit of movement to your bass to give more of a feel of polyphony. I'm not a proficient guitar player AT ALL and I'm not just being modest, believe me, so I to do anything I can possibly manage to add to the musical interest of a performance. A simple example would be to add something between the Em and A chords during the On your low E-string add this phrase, one note on each beat to take you from the Em to the A via the notes E E F G pitch F F A A)
E|--0---0---2---3------------------------------------------------------------
Little things like this, when used sensitively and sensibly will really enhance your performance. 3) The chord of C on "staying up all night" has a lot of room in the harmonic context of song for flexibility. Possibilities include a Cmaj7, a C9, a C6, a Caug4 or a D7/C to name but a few. to find something you like (and there's nothing wrong with liking the ordinary C major) and don't forget to consult with your - if you play with one - to make sure that you're all aware of what the others are doing so that any dissonances sound like and not like mistakes. 4) The 8-bar instrumental that precedes the final verse has a solo in it played by what memory) sounds like a melodica. Possibly a violin, but I can't remember. Anyway it plays this tune (each note is a crotchet/quarter-note):
  Em       A        Em       A
e|---------2-0-----|-------------------|
B|-----0-3-----3-2-|-----0-3-3-2-0-----|
G|---0-------------|---0-----------2---|  twice.
D|-2---------------|-2-----------------|
If you play with a band, you can give this to the lead guitarist. If you want a notation for a pianist or a classically trained musician, just send me an email and I'll do one for you. If you are not in a band and intend to play this song on your own then you can just add notes into your chords as you play. In essence, it will mean that the chords you will be playing are these:

Em Em Em Em7 A6 A

A Em Em Em Em7 Asus4 A

A

HOWEVER, I encourage you not to play this with the mindset of just playing through this of chords. You need to think of it as you adding a second line - a melodic line - over your basic chordal accompaniment. Play as if it's just Em A Em A like in the verses, but you've added a tune as well. If you don't understand what I mean it's it's very hard to explain. Just, if it sounds shit, don't do it. Stick to the basic chords and leave out the 'solo'. Don't forget to rate, and comment if you've spotted something I haven't so I can amend it.

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