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Great Beyond  R.E.M

    [Am7]                        [Dsus2]                                                                               
E||--0------0------0--0--|--0------0----0--0--0--|--0------0------0--0--|
B||--1------1------1--0--|--3------3----3--3--0--|--1------1------1--0--|
G||--0------0------0--0--|--2------2----2--2--0--|--0------0------0--0--|
D||--2------2------2--0--|--0------0----0--0--0--|--2------2------2--0--|
A||--0------0------0--0--|-----------------------|--0------0------0--0--|
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--2------2------2--0--|| guitar 1
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----------------------||  guitar 2 (riff A)  the guitar is absent from most
----------------------||   of the verse, but this riff is played
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I've watched the stars fall silent from your eyes
Oh the sights that I have seen (riff A)
I can't believe that I believed
I wish that you could see (riff A)
that there's a new planet in the solar system
there is nothing up my sleeve (riff A)

CHORUS

[C] I'm p[C/B]ushing an e[Am7]lephant up the stairs
I?m tossing up punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls
G(strum)
crashing to the grouououond

And all this talk of time
Talk is fine
And I don?t want to stay around
Why can?t we pantomime, just close our eyes
And sleep sweet dreams
Being here with wings on our feet

I?m pushing an elephant up the stairs
I?m tossing up punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls
Crashing to the ground

I?m breaking through
I?m bending spoons
I?m keeping flowers in full bloom
I?m looking for answers from the great beyond

I want the hummingbirds, the dancing bears
Sweetest dreams of you
Look into the stars
Look into the moon

I?m pushing an elephant up the stairs
I?m tossing up punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls
Crashing to the ground

I?m breaking through
I?m bending spoons
I?m keeping flowers in full bloom
I?m looking for answers from the great beyond

[----]                                     

The Great Beyond

from: Gabor Fazekas ( murmur@nograd.net )

intro:

[A9]      [Dsus2]                               

[A9] I've watched the su[Dsus2]n spot silent
[A9]from your eyes [Dsus2]
[A9]all the sights that I[Dsus2] have seen
[A9]      [Dsus2]                               
[A9] I can't be[Dsus2]lieve that
I be[A9]lieved I wish that [Dsus2]you could see
[A9]Desert need no cloud in the [Dsus2]summer zest
[A9]there is nothing [Dsus2]up my sleeve
[C] I'm [Cmaj9(B]pushing an [Am]elephant up the stairs,
[C] I'm [Cmaj9(B]tossing out [Am]punchlines that were never there
[C] over my [Cmaj9(B]shoulder a pi[Am]ano falls,
[G]chrashing to the ground.
[A9] and all this [Dsus2]talk of time
[A9]talk is fine [Dsus2]
but [A9]I don't want to [Dsus2]stay around
[A9]       [Dsus2]                              
[A9] why can't we [Dsus2]pat some on
just [A9]close your eyes and [Dsus2]sleep sweet dreams
[A9]in the [Dsus2]place on offing
[A9]       [Dsus2]                              
[C] I'm [Cmaj9(B]pushing an [Am]elephant up the stairs,
[C] I'm [Cmaj9(B]tossing out [Am]punchlines that were never there
[C] over my [Cmaj9(B]shoulder a pi[Am]ano falls,
[G]chrashing to the ground.
[Am] I'm [C]breaking [G]through, I'm [D]bending
sp[Am]oons, I'm [C]keeping [G]flowers in full
bl[Am]oom, I'm [C]looking for [G]answers from the [D]great be[C]yond
[A9]       [Dsus2]                              
I want the [A9]hummingbirds to [Dsus2]dance in their
[A9]sweetest dreams of [Dsus2]you
[A9]look into the [Dsus2]stars
[A9]look into your [Dsus2]eyes
[C] I'm [Cmaj9(B]pushing an [Am]elephant up the stairs,
[C] I'm [Cmaj9(B]tossing out [Am]punchlines that were never there
[C] over my [Cmaj9(B]shoulder a pi[Am]ano falls,
[G]chrashing to the ground.
2x Am C G D
I'm breaking through, I'm bending
      sp[Am]oons, I'm [C]keeping [G]flowers in full
      bl[Am]oom, I'm [C]looking for [G]answers from the [D]great be[C]yond


[Am] I'm [C]breaking [G]through, I'm [D]bending
sp[Am]oons, I'm [C]keeping [G]flowers in full
bl[Am]oom, I'm [C]looking for [G]answers from the [D]great...
...[C]answers from the great
[Am] I'm [C]breaking [G]through, I'm [D]bending
sp[Am]oons, I'm [C]keeping [G]flowers in full
bl[Am]oom, I'm [C]looking for [G]answers from the [D]great...
...[C]answers from the great   ...answers
[Am]    [Cmaj9(B]          [C]   [Cmaj9(B]           [G]    [D]    [C] 
[C]   [Cmaj9(B]          [A9]                        
the chords:

A9: x02000
Dsus2: xx0230
C: x32010
Cmaj9(B): x20010
Am: x02210
G: 320003


Great Beyond (Live).

| Am | D | Am | D | | Am | D | Am | D |

| Am | | D | | Am | | D |
I've watched the stars fall silent from your eyes,
| Am | | D | | Am | D |
Oh, the sights that I have seen,
| Am | | D | | Am | | D |
I can't believe that I believed I wished that you could see,
| Am | | D | | Am | | D |
Desert in the mind of the silencist, there is nothing up my sleeve

| C Bm | | Am |
I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs,
| C Bm | | Am |
I'm tossing up punch-lines that were never there,
| C Bm | | Am |
Over my shoulder a piano falls,
| G | | G |
Crashing to the ground,

| Am | | D | | Am | | D |
And all this talk of time, talk is fine,
| Am | | D | | Am | D |
But I want to stay around
| Am | | D | | Am | | D |
Why can't we pantomime, just close our eyes and sleep sweet dreams,
| Am | | D | | Am | D |
Me and you, please are nothing

| C Bm | | Am |
I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs,
| C Bm | | Am |
I'm tossing up punch-lines that were never there,
| C Bm | | Am |
Over my shoulder a piano falls,
| G | | G |
Crashing to the ground,

| Am C | | G D | | Am
I'm breaking through, I'm bending spoons,
C | | G D | | Am
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom,
C | | G D | | Am | Am |
I'm looking for answers from the Great Beyond,


| Am | D | Am | D | | Am | D | Am | D |

| Am | | D | | Am || | D |
I want the hummingbirds to dance in their sweetest dreams of you,
| Am | | D | | Am| | D |
Look into the stars, look into the moon,

| C Bm | | Am |
I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs,
| C Bm | | Am |
I'm tossing up punch-lines that were never there,
| C Bm | | Am |
Over my shoulder a piano falls,
| G | | G |
Crashing to the ground,

| Am C | | G D | | Am
I'm breaking through, I'm bending spoons,
C | | G D | | Am
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom,
C | | G D | | Am | Am |
I'm looking for answers from the Great Beyond,

| Am C | | G D | | Am
I'm breaking through, I'm bending spoons,
C | | G D | | Am
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom,
C | | G D | | Am | Am |
I'm looking for answers from the Great Beyond,

| Am C | | G D | | Am
I'm breaking through, I'm bending spoons,
C | | G D | | Am
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom,
C | | G D | | Am | Am |
I'm looking for answers from the Great, answers from the great

| Am C | | G D | | Am
I'm breaking through, I'm bending spoons,
C | | G D | | Am
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom,
C | | G D | | Am | Am |
I'm looking for answers from the Great, answerrrrrsssss,

| Am C | G D | Am C | G D | | Am C | G D | Am | Am |

| Am C | G D | Am C | G D | | Am C | G D | Am | Am |

[Am]                                     
[----]                                     
Author/Artist: REM
Title: The Great Beyond
Album: Man On The Moon Soundtrack
Transcribed by: Tony Crouch
Email: psalm40@nrg.com.au

Here's my version of REM's "The Great Beyond". - LIVE.
I transcribed it from when they did on the David Letterman Show.
Please use this transciption in conjuntion with the previous one on the archive.

--x-x-x-x-|-0-0-0-0-|-x-x-x-x-|-0-0-------------------------------------------|
--5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-|-3--3------------------------------------------|
--5-5-5-5-|-2-2-2-2-|-5-5-5-5-|-2---2-----------------------------------------|
--5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-|-0----0----------------------------------------|
--x-x-x-x-|---------|-x-x-x-x-|-----------------------------------------------|
--5-5-5-5-|---------|-5-5-5-5-|-----------------------------------------------|

Am7 D5 Am7 D5(Riff A)
This is the Intro and Verse Progression.

-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
-2-2-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
-3-3-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

T[C]his [C/B]is the[Am] Pre-Choru[C]s Pr[C/B]ogress[Am]ion       [C]    [C/B]      [Am]          [G]
"I'm pushing elephants up the stairs.............."

-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
-2-2-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-0-0-|-0-0-2-2-|-2-2-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
-3-3-2-2-|-2-2-----|-3-3-2-2-|-2-2-0-0-|-3-3-2-2-|-2-2-----|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
---------|-3-3-----|---------|-3-3-----|---------|-3-3-----|------------------|

T[C]his [C/B]is the[G] Cho[D]rus Pr[C]ogre[C/B]ssion [G]    [Am7]      [C]    [C/B]      [G]    [D]      [C]
"Im breakin' through..........."

-0-0-0-0-|-0-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
-1-1-1-1-|-1-5-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-0-0-0-|-0-5-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
-2-2-2-2-|-0-5-5--------------------------------------------------------------|
-3-3-3-3-|-2-x-x--------------------------------------------------------------|
---------|---5-5--------------------------------------------------------------|

T[C]his is th[C/B]e out[Am7]ro progression, try to accent the C/B chord, as this is what he does.

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