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Subsistence  Edwyn Collins



Where A7 is called for, play [- 0 2 0 2 0]
Where A7* is noted play [- 0 2 0 2 3]
D7 also...
D7 is [- 0 0 2 1 2]
D7(V) - [5] [5] [7] [5] [7] [5]
D7(V)* - [5 5 7 5 7 8]

I suggest listening to the recording for the timing on the D7 - D7(V) - D7(V)* progression

There are two low E notes plucked off beat during the intro
Intro picking pattern is played very softly, strumming starts at the end

Intro:

C E Am ? F
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------1------------0------------1-------------1-------------1-----|
----------0------------1------------2-------------3-------------2-----|
------2------2-----2------2----2------2-------2------2-------3-----3--|
--3--------------------------0-------------1--------------------------|
----------------0-----------------------------------------1-----------|


[E7]                [A]                                                                                 
---------------------|
--------3----------2-|
--------1---------2--|
----2------2-----2---|
----------------0----|
-0-------------------|


Verse 1

[A]You may find                    [C#7]As I have found
F#m A7 A7*
This place is neither Safe nor sound
[D]This house of cards             Will tumble[F#7] down
Bm D7 D7(V) D7(V)*
As befits A cardboard town

You're lo[C]st in the ruins of your mi[F]nd
As these four walls co[C]llide
As your whole world sub[G]sides   [G7]
But y[C]ou took it all in your str[F]ide
As a matter of co[C]urse
Not a ma[G]tter of pr[C]ide

[A]So raise your glass             Let's ce[C#7]lebrate
F#m A7 A7*
'Cause we can force Those 'hands of fate'
[D]No need to heed the call for [F#7]greed,     for acquisition
Bm D7 D7(V) D7(V)*
Now I ain't puttin' you on This is my genuine position

[Cborus] 

[Am]How can I thank y[Em]ou             We're forever in y[F]our debt    [C]   [Em]
We'll bite[Am] the hand of f[Em]ate that feeds us          [F]
Morsels of regret [Dm]      [Dsus4]        [Dm]     [Dsus4]       [Dm]    [Dsus4]
[cborus] 
[F]As a matter of course   Not[G] a matte[G7]r of pride           [C]

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A Am C C#7 D Dm Dsus4 E7 Em F F#7 G G7
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