verdi cries 10,000 Maniacs
From: "Ben Weiss" Subject: CRD (sort of): 10,000 Maniacs, "Verdi Cries" A word of explanation is in order: this was the first song I sounded out when I learned to play the guitar two and a half years ago. Sometime after that, I came across a version of the song in a songbook, which was significantly different, but by that time I was so used to my version that the songbook one sounded wrong. The songbook version uses only four chords for most of the song--Eb, Bb, Cm and Ab, which turn into G, D, Em and C in this key--plus a Gb (Bb) on the "Oh" at the end of the second chorus. Anyway, I hope someone can get some use out of this version (which I think breaks every rule of chord progressions in the book, but...), and I'll try to post some more *official* Maniacs in the future. Ben VERDI CRIES (10,000 Maniacs) Words & music: Natalie Merchant This song should be fingerpicked, not strummed. INTRO: G A7 D7 D Dsus D C B7 G C The man in 119 takes his tea all alone G A7 G7 A7 Mornings we all rise to wireless Verdi cries C A7 D7 D Dsus D I'm hearing opera through the door The souls of men and women, impassioned all Their voices climb and fall, battle trumpets call I feel the bath and climb inside, singing G A7 D7 D Dsus D CHORUS: La la la, la la la G A7 D7 D Dsus D La la la, la la la He will not touch their pastry but every day they bring him more Gold from the breakfast tray, I steal them all away And then go eat them on the shore CHORUS, followed by: C D G Oh, la, la la la la la C B7 G C I draw a jackal-headed woman in the sand G A7 G7 A7 Sing of a lover's fate sealed by jealous hate G C And wash my hand in the sea G A7 G7 A7 With just three days more I'd have just about learned the entire score D7 D Dsus D To Aida (as last verse) Holidays must end as you know All is memory, taken home with me The opera, the stolen tea, the sand drawings, the virgin sea, all Years ago CHORUS INSTRUMENTAL: repeat chorus chords, end on G From: Lee Eugene T Subject: CRD: VERDI CRIES - 10,000 MANIACS Verdi Cries - This should match the version on the cd. CAPO 1 INTRO: D, A, Bm, A G A D G The man in 119 takes his tea alone. D G D G Mornings we all rise to wireless Verdi cries. D G A I'm hearing opera through the door. (same as 1st verse) The souls of men and women, impassioned all. Their voices climb and fall; battle trumpets call. I fill the bath and climb inside, D G/B A singing la, la la la la la la D G/B A la la la la la la G/B (the rest is same) He will not touch their pastry but every day they bring hiM more. Gold from the breakfast tray, I steal them all away and then go and eat them on the shore. D G/B A LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA F G A LA LA LA LA LA LA I draw a jackel-headed woman in the sand, sing of a loveRS fate sealed by jealous hate then wash my hand in the sea. With jusT three days more I'd have just about learned the entire scire to Aida. Holidays must end as you know. All is memory taken home with me: the opera, the stolen tea, the sand drawing, the verging sea, all years ago. D G/B A LA LA LA LA LA LA END ON D. G/B:X2003X GENE firstname.lastname@example.org send your 10,000 maniacs requests/comments/corrections this way
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