Ghost

Indigo Girls


GHOST (Emily Saliers) --------------------- [No capo; each chord is half a measure.]
D/F# G C(9) G/B (repeating, fading in) [intro]
D/F# G C(9) G/B There's a letter on the desktop that I dug out of a drawer D/F# G C(9) G/B The last truce we ever came to from our adolescent war D/F# G C(9) G/B And I start to feel the fever from the warm air through the screen D/F# G C(9) G6/B C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 You come regular like seasons, shadowing my dreams
D(9)/F# G6 C(9) G6/B The Mississippi's mighty, but it starts in Minnesota D(9)/F# G6 C(9) G6/B At a place that you could walk across with five steps down D(9)/F# G6 C(9) G6/B And I guess that's how you started like a pinprick to my heart D(9)/F# G6 C(9) C(9) But at this point you rush right through me and I start to drown
D D#dim Em7 A7sus - A7 And there's not enough room in this world for my pain D D/C# Bm7 Bm7 Signals cross and love gets lost and time passed makes it plain D D#dim Em7 A7sus - A7 Of all my demon spirits I need you the most C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 I'm in love with your ghost C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 I'm in love with your ghost
Dark and dangerous like a secret that gets whispered in a hush When I wake the things I dreamt about you last night make me blush When you kiss me like a lover, then you sting me like a viper I go follow to the river, play your memory like the piper
And I feel it like a sickness, how this love is killing me But I'd walk into the fingers of your fire willingly And dance the edge of sanity, I've never been this close C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 In love with your ghost C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 Oo oo-oo ooooooooooooo oo-oo oooooo oo oooo C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 Oo oo-oo ooooooooooooo oo-oo oooooo oo oooo
Em7 Em7 A7sus A7 Unknowing captor, you'll never know how much you D D/C# F#11 F#11 Pierced my spirit, but I can't touch you Bm Bm/A G#m7-5 Gmaj13 Can you hear it, a cry to be free B7 B7 Em E Am C D D/C G/B D I'm forever under lock and key as you pass through me
Now I see your face before me, I would launch a thousand ships To bring your heart back to my island as the sand beneath me slips As I burn up in your presence, and I know now how it feels To be weakened like Achilles, with you always at my heels
And my bitter pill to swallow is the silence that I keep
It poisons me, I can't swim free, the river is too deep Though I'm baptized by your touch, I am no worse at most C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 In love with your ghost C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 In love with your ghost (shadowing my dreams) C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 In love with your ghost (ooooooooh) C(9) G6/B D(9)/F# G6 In love with your ghost (ooooooooh) C(9) G/B D/F# G [instrumental: repeat and fade]
CHORDS (just the non-standard ones): D/F#: 2x023x G: 3x003x C(9): x3203x G/B: x2003x D(9)/F#: 2x0230 G6: 3x0030 C(9): x32030 G6/B: x20030 D#dim: xx1212 Em7: 020030 D/C#: x4x232 F#11: 244300 G#m7-5: 4x4430 Gmaj13: 5x4430 D/C: x3x232
Notes on some chords: If you don't want to play D#dim (xx1212), play B7/D# (xx1202) instead; it doesn't sound much different. Same deal with G#m7-5; you can play it as E9 (020102) for the same basic sound. Then you can just play G, not Gmaj13. Also, you can play F#7sus and F#7 (xx4330 & xx4320) instead of F#11. In the chorus, try playing the second half of D and D#dim (or B7/D#) with the third fret on the high E string. It matches the vocals that way.
TAB:
The picking pattern for the intro, first verse, and outro goes like this (note the continuous D note on the third fret of the B string):
D/F# G C(9) G/B E --------------------------------|--------------------------------| B ------3-------3-------3-------3-|------3-------3-------3-------3-| G --2-------2-------0-------0-----|--0-------0-------0-------0-----| D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------0-------0---| A --------------------------------|3-------3-------2-------2-------| E 2-------2-------3-------3-------|--------------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
For the rest of the song, where it goes D(9)/F# G6 C(9) G6/B, it's a little trickier (HINT: the thumb handles all the notes on the E, A, and D strings):
D(9)/F# G6 C(9) G6/B E ------0---------------0---------|------0---------------0---------| B ----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------3-----| G --2-----------2---0-----------0-|--0-----------0---0-----------0-| D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------0-------0---| A --------------------------------|3-------3-------2-------2-------| E 2-------2-------3-------3-------|--------------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
And then there's this little fill in the intro and outro:
D/F# G C(9) G/B E --------------------------------|3-----2-----3-------------------| B ----------3-----1-----0---------|----------------3---------------| G ------0---------0-----0---------|--------------------------------| D 2/4-------------2-----0---------|--------------------------------| A --------------------------------|3---------------2---------------| E --------------------------------|--------------------------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
- Adam Schneider, schn0170@maroon.tc.umn.edu





















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