R.E.M. - Belong Chords

Main Riff
Main Riff
 
         
         
         
         
         
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Dsus4

variations
         
         
         
         
         
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Gsus4

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No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

G C/G G5

Head E_ A_ D0 G0 B_ E_ E_ A_ D_ G0 B_ E0 E_ AX D0 G0 B_ E_ Fret 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Fret 2 _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Fret 3 * _ _ _ * * * * _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ * * The Refrain uses the same chords, but is strummed with the following rhythm pattern: 1 E + A 2 E + A 3 E + A 4 E + A s s s s e _ s e _ s s s s s s s You can mess around with this pattern a little bit as the muse inspires you, but since repetition is what really drives this song, you should mostly stick to it. GUITAR 2: The part that was listed as the "guitar into" on your web page is basically it. That part is also played during the first two verses. If you want to give your second guitarist a little more to do, they can strum along with the Guitar 1 during the refrain using another chord voicing. I personally like this one (do not strum either E-string):

G C/G Dsus4 G

Fret 10 _ * _ _ _ _ _ * * _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ Fret 11 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Fret 12 _ _ * * * _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ * * X _ Fret 13 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ BASS: The meat & potatoes of this song, but not too tough to play. You may want to let some of the vocal duties be handled by the bassist (but *not* the spoken word part! The bass must stay on the beat, and the spoken vocals must remain independent of it... This can become a lot like the old "pat your head and rub your stomache" trick). During the into & verses, stay put on the low G (yes, you are a petal tone) using the following rhythm: 1 E + A 2 E + A 3 E + A 4 E + A q _ _ _ e _ s e _ (rest) For the refrain, play on G for the first measure, C on the second, and back to G for the next two, using the following rhythm (mess around with it A lot): 1 E + A 2 E + A 3 E + A 4 E + A q _ _ _ E _ s E _ E _ s E _ E _ There are also two bass fills that are used un the refrian, both at the end of a phrase. The first, and more frequest, is this: q E se se E E e |3---3-33-30-1-2|
        The other is simply a desending G-maj scale:
     E  E se   E E  E  se
g  |----------------|
d  |----54-2--------|
a  |---------5-3-2--|
e  |3-3-----------5-|
These fills can be inserted at will during the refrain, as long as some tasteful restraint is used. Lyrics: Her world collapsed early Sunday morning. She got up from the kitchen table, folded the newspaper and silenced the radio. Those creatures jumped the barricades and have headed for the sea, sea. Oh............ Those creatures jumped the barricades and have headed for the sea. She began to breathe, to breathe at the thought of such freedom, stood and whispered to her child, belong. She held the child and whispered with calm, calm; belong. Oh............ She stood and whispered to her child, belong. She held the child and whispered with calm, calm; belong. Those barricades can only hold for so long. Her world collapsed early Sunday morning. She took the child, held tight, opened the window; a breath, this song, how long, and knew, knew; belong. Oh............

End

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BELONG (from the songbook)

G: 3x000x Gsus4: 3x001x G5: 3x0033

Intro riff

E-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------0--------------0--------------0-------|  x 4
D-|----0-h-4----------0-h-4--------0-h-4----------4--|
A-|-5------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
{The following chords are only strummed once, unless otherwise noted.} GHer world collapsed early Gsus4Sunday morning. She got up from the G5kitchen table, folded the newspaper and siGlenced the radio. GThose creatures jumped the bGsus4arricades and have headed G5for the sea, sea. G {Then strum G5 6 times} G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars} Oh............ GThose creatures jumped the barricades Gsus4and have headed for the sea. She began G5to breathe, to breathe at the thought of Gsuch freedom, stood and whispered to her child, belong. Gsus4She held the child and whispered G5with calm, calm; belong. G {Then strum G5 6 times} G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars} Oh............ G She Gsus4stood and whispered to her child, belong. G5 G G She held the Gsus4child and whispered with calm, calm; G5 belong. {Then strum G5 6 times} G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars} Oh............ GThese barricades can only hold for Gsus4so long. Her world collapsed early SunG5day morning. She took the child held tigGht, opened the window; Ga breath, this song, how Gsus4long, and knew, knew; we belG5ong. G {Then strum G5 6 times} G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars} Oh............ G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars} Oh............ G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars} Oh............ G5 {strum repeatedly for 4 bars} Oh............

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