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Erin - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Chords

Erin

by Chris Rubeo

Chords

The chord names are approximations, it has been awhile since I have done serious music theory, you are probably best off just playing the notes that you like - I wont mind.

Intro

I improvise the intro by mixing up the cords from V1 until I am ready to sing.  

V1

||        D                D                       F#                     F#       :||

||        G                G                       G                       G         :||

||        F#              F#                      A                       A         :||

||        B                E                        G                       D        :||

         bm aug5     em add9 sus4     G add9 maj7      D add4 (x2)

 

Chorus 1

|| G add9 maj7        DM :|| (x3) bm aug5

|| G add9 maj7        DM :|| (x3) bm aug5

 

Instrumental (same as intro)

Chorus 2 (same as first chorus)

Instrumental (same as intro but 2x)



Guitar Tabs

*Drop d tuning*

 

Intro

I improvise the intro by mixing up the cords from V1 until I am ready to sing.

 

V1

 

E ||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

B ||-------------------5----------------------5---------------------5------------------------5-

G ||---------0------------------0------------------------0-----------------------0-------------

D ||---------------4-------------------4----------------------4------------------------4-------

A ||----2-------------------2-------------------------------------------------------------------

D ||-------------------------------------------------2----------------------2--------------------

     1. Fright     and      fray              brine      and          bray

     2. Might      and     may,             the  edges  of  a   day,



E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:||

B-------------------7---------------------7---------------------7----------------------7---:||

G--------0---------------------0----------------------0--------------------0---------------:||

D-------------7---------------------7----------------------7---------------------7---------:||

A--------------------------------------------------5------------------5----------------------:||

D---5--------------------5-------------------------------------------------------------------:|| (x2)

 1. writhing like the string of a     kite where we lay.

  2. calm like a hand on your         palm when you pray.

 

Chorus 1

 

E ||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:||

B ||-------------------7---------------------7---------------------7----------------------7--:||

G ||--------0---------------------0----------------------0--------------------0--------------:||

D ||-------------7---------------------7----------------------7---------------------7--------:||

A ||--------------------------------------------------5------------------5---------------------:||

D ||---5--------------------5-----------------------------------------------------------------:|| (x3)

     1. Erin you’d                              remember all the

     2. lies we used to                       tell and I

     3. wonder how you                    learned to be so




E ||-----------------------------0-------------------------------------------||

B ||-------------3---------------------------------3------------------------||

G ||-------------------0----------------0-------------------0--------------||

D ||---------4---------------4-----------------4-------------------4-------||

A ||----2--------------------------------------------------------------------||

D ||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||

      ...good.

 

E ||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:||

B ||-------------------7---------------------7---------------------7----------------------7-:||

G ||--------0---------------------0----------------------0--------------------0------------:||

D ||-------------7---------------------7----------------------7---------------------7------:||

A ||--------------------------------------------------5------------------5-------------------:||

D ||---5--------------------5----------------------------------------------------------------:|| (x3)

 

    1. Lying there and                      drinking all the

    2. while you used to                   tell me of the

    3. miles and miles                      just because you

 

E ||-----------------------------0-------------------------------------------||

B ||-------------3---------------------------------3------------------------||

G ||-------------------0----------------0-------------------0--------------||

D ||---------4---------------4-----------------4-------------------4------||

A ||----2--------------------------------------------------------------------||

D ||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||

     ...could.

 

Instrumental (same as intro)

Chorus 2 (same as first chorus)

Instrumental (same as intro but 2x)

Lyrics

Fright and fray

brine and bray

writhing like the string of a kite where we lay.

Might and may, the edges of a day,

calm like a hand on your palm when you pray.

 

Erin you’d remember all the lies we used to tell

and I wonder how you learned to be so good.

Lying there and drinking all the while you used to tell me

of the miles and miles just because you could.

 

Stomp and stay

the ashes of a day

falling from the edges of your mouth when you’d say

Words on a page, words on a page,

promise like a truth bone white and thrown away.

 

Erin you’d remember all the lies we used to tell

and I wonder how you learned to be so good.

Lying there and drinking all the while you used to tell me

of the miles and miles just because you could.

 

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