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Least Complicated  Indigo Girls



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[Emily plays this in A with no capo; Amy plays it in G with a capo on
the second fret. Note that I wrote down Amy's chords, even though in
the intro, and in parts of the first verse and last verse, Amy doesn't
even play (that's why those chords are in parentheses). So, if you want
to play Emily's chords, transpose everything up a whole step. Emily's
picking pattern for the intro and first and last verse is at the end.]

[Each chord is half a measure.  I think Amy plays C/G as 3x2013.] 

[You can play the melody in the mandolin parts by playing G7 (320001)
instead of G; use your index finger and pinky to find the melody.]

[G] [intrC/G]o]     [G]     [G]        [G]     [C/G]       [G]     [G]

I sit two[G] stories ab[C/G]ove the st[G]reet [G]
It's awful[G] quiet here since [C/G]love fell as[G]leep [G]
There's life down be[Am]low me though[G/B]
[C]  The kids are walk[D]ing home from sch[G]ool [C/G]     [G]   [G]
So long a[G]go when w[C/G]e were taught[G]    [G]
That for what[G]ever kind of [C/G]puzzle you've got [G]    [G]
You just stick the right f[Am]ormula in [G/B]
A so[C]lution for e[D]very f[G]ool [C/G]     [G]   [G]
I remember the t[D]ime when I [D]came so cl[C]ose to y[C]ou
Sent me [G]skipping my cl[G]ass and r[Am7]unning from sch[Am7]ool
      C                C           D [tacet]
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool
What makes me th[G]ink I could st[D]art clean sla[C]ted
    C            D [tacet]                 G   C/G  G  G    G  C/G  G  G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated  [mandolin]

Oh I just [G]sit up in the [C/G]house and res[G]ist [G]
And not be [G]seen until I [C/G]cease to ex[G]ist [G]
                          [Am7]        [G/B]   
A kind of conscientious objection
[C]  A kind of [D]dodging the [G]dra[C/G]ft   [G]   [G]

The boy and [G]girl are holding [C/G]hands on the str[G]eet [G]
And I don't want t[G]o but I th[C/G]ink you just w[G]ait [G]
It's more than just [Am7]eye-to-eye[G/B]
Learn the th[C]ings I could n[D]ever appl[G]y  [Gsus4]       [G]   [G]

D(sus4?) D(sus4?) C(9) C(9)
And I remember the time when I came so close with you
I let [G]everything g[G]o it seemed the [Am7]only truth [Am7]
      C                C                  D [tacet]
And I bought you that ring; it seemed the thing to do
What makes me th[G]ink I could st[D]art clean sl[C]ated
    C            D [tacet]                 G    G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated
So what makes me th[G]ink I could st[D]art clean sl[C]ated
The [C]hardest to le[D]arn was the l[D]east complica[G]ted  [G]

Ohhhh[Am7]h, I'm just a [Am7]mirror of a [Em7]mirror of my[Em7]self
[C]  All the th[D]ings that I d[G]o   [G]
And the [Em]next time I f[Em]all, I'm gonna [Bm]have to rec[Bm]all
         C          C/B  Am7   C/G   D   (D)-(Dsus4) (D) [tacet]
It isn't love, it's only something new

I sit two[G] stories ab[C/G]ove the st[G]reet [G]
It's awful[G] quiet here since [C/G]love fell as[G]leep [G]
There's life down be[Am7]low me though[G/B]
[C]  The kids are wal[D]king home from sch[G]ool [C/G]      [G]    [G]

And I remember the t[D]ime when I [D]came so cl[C(9]ose with y[C(9]ou
Sent me [G]skipping my cl[G]ass and r[Am7]unning from sch[Am7]ool
      C                C           D [tacet]
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool
What makes me th[G]ink I could st[D]art clean sla[C]ted
The [C]hardest to le[D]arn was the le[D]ast complica[G]ted  [G]
So what makes me th[G]ink I could st[D]art clean sl[C]ated
    C            D [tacet]                G    C/G   G   G
The hardest to learn was the least complicated  [mandolin]
Least complica[G]ted [C/G]     [G]   [G]
              G [tacet; single notes: F-F-F-E-D, D-E-F-F-F-E-D-C-D etc.]

Least complicated (Na naa, na na na na naaaa...)


EMILY'S PICKING PATTERN:

  [A]                 [Asus4]                 [A] [Asus9] [A] [Asus9] 

E ----------------|------0---------|----------------|----------------|
B --------2-------|2=3-------3-----|----------0-----|0=2---0-------0-|
G --------------2-|----------------|------2-------2-|----------2-----|
D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .


- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com


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