Superstar

Carpenters


"Superstar" by the Carpenters (as covered by Sonic Youth) ========================================================= (found on the "If I Were A Carpenter" tribute album)
Transcribed by James Nazaroff (jamie.nazaroff@projectx.com)

Noise, feedback, then:
Fm D# e|-15-----------13----------------|---------------15----13----15---| B|--------------------13----------|--------------------------------| G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
C# C e|-16-----15-----13---------------|-13----11-----------------------| B|--------------------------------|-------------9------------------| G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A#m NC----------------------------
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| B|-----------6------8------9------|-11-------------9---------------| G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
NC---------------------------- Fm e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| B|-6-------------4----------------|-1------------------------------| G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Fm D# Long ago C# C And oh so far away A#m C# I fell in love with you C Before the second show
Fm D# Your guitar, C# C It sounds so sweet and clear A#m C# But you're not really there C It's just the radio

C# C A#m G# Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby? C# C A#m G# You said you'd be coming back this way again baby. C# C A#m G# Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby, A#m Fm I love you, I really do.
Fm D# e|-15-----------13----------------|---------------15----13----15---| B|--------------------13----------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
C# C e|-16-----15-----13---------------|-13----11-----------------------| B|--------------------------------|-------------9------------------| G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A#m NC---------------------------- e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| B|-----------6------8------9------|-11-------------9---------------| G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
NC---------------------------- Fm e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| B|-6-------------4----------------|-1------------------------------| G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Fm D# Loneliness C# C Is such a sad affair A#m C# And I can hardly wait C To be with you again
Fm D# What to say, C# C To make you come again? A# C# Come back to me again, C And play your sad guitar
C# C A#m G#
Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby? C# C A#m G# You said you'd be coming back this way again baby. C# C A#m G# Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby, A#m C# I love you, I really do.
C# C A#m G# Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby? C# C A#m G# You said you'd be coming back this way again baby. C# C A#m G# Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby, A#m Fm I love you, I really do.

Ok, I play this song with a capo on the first fret and use the chords Em, D, C, B and Am in the verses and C, B, Am, G, and Em in the choruses. This seems to sound pretty close, but I think that Thurston Moore tunes his guitars flat (Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb).
Anyways, this was close enough for me...
... It's your world you can change it. ___ Mountain Reader II - #Demo 001














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