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Mystery

Indigo Girls













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[The chords written down here are Amy's, more or less. She plays either
a 12-string or high-strung guitar (which is basically a 12-string with the
bigger strings removed). Some fingerings are at the end.]
[Emily's guitar is tuned DADGAD, so most of her chords actually have A and
D notes in them: G becomes G(9), A becomes A7sus4, Em becomes Em7(4), etc.
Buy the _Swamp_Ophelia_ songbook if you want Emily's chord fingerings.]
 Eacb cbord, or pair of cbords joined by bypbens, is one 6/8 measure.

 Dmaj9introGD-Dsus4D-Dsus9Dmaj9GD-GmD
        (Handed down or made by hand)                            

 Dmaj9G
 Each time you'd pull down the driveway
 D-Dsus4D
I wasn't sure when I would see you again
 Em7G-A7sus4
Yours was a twisted, blind-sided highway    
 D-GmD
No matter which road you took then    

 Dmaj9G
Oh you set up your place in my thoughts
 D-Dsus4D
Moved in and made my thinking crowded        
 Em7D/F#
Now we're out in the back with the barking dogs 
 GA7sus4A7
My heart the red sun, your heart the moon clouded      

 GA
I could go crazy on a night like tonight
 D-D/C#Gmaj7/B
When summer's beginning to give up her fight
 GA
And every thought's a possibility 
 D-D/C#D7/C
And voices are heard, but nothing is seen
 GA
Why do you spend this time with me 
 G-AD-Dsus4D
May be an equal mystery             

So what is love then
Is it dictated or chosen (handed down or made by hand)
Does it sing like the hymns of a thousand years
Or is it just pop emotion (handed down or made by hand)

And if it ever was there, and it left
Does it mean it was never true

And to exist it must elude
Is that why I think these things of you

But I could go crazy on a night like tonight
When summer's beginning to give up her fight
And every thought's a possibility
And voices are heard, but nothing is seen
Why do you spend this time with me
May be an equal mystery

 C9
Oh, but you like the taste of danger
 C9D-Dsus4D
It shines like sugar on your lips         
 C9C9
And you like to stand in the line of fire
 Em7D7/C
Just to show you can shoot straight from your hip
 GGm
There must be a thousand things you would die for
 D-D/C#Gmaj7/B
I can hardly think of two
 Em7D/F#
But not everything is better spoken aloud
 GA7sus4A7
Not when I'm talking to you            

 Dmaj9G
Oh, the pirate gets the ship and the girl tonight
 D-Dsus4D
Breaks a bottle to christen her           
 Em7G-A7sus4
Basking in the exploits of her thief       
 D-GmD
She's a very good listener        

 Dmaj9G
And maybe that's all that we need is to meet in the middle
 D-Dsus4D
Of impossibility          
 Em7
Standing at opposite poles
 G-AD-Dsus4D
Equal partners in a mystery                   
 Em7
We're standing at opposite poles
G - A D - Dsus4 D - Dsus4 D - Gm D.
Equal partners in a mystery

AMY'S CHORDS:
Dmaj9: x00220 G: 320033 Gm: xx0333 A7sus4: x02030
D/C#: x40232 Gmaj7/B: x20032 D7/C: x30232
C9: x32330 (actually x32333, but can _you_ play that?)
(The rest should be pretty standard.)

If you want to get that jangly 12-string kind of sound on an ordinary
6-string, put a capo at the 5th fret and transpose everything to the
key of A. Then, try using these for some of your chord fingerings:

 Amaj9D(9AAs2s4AAs2s4
x02100     x00230     x07650 - x07700     x07650 - x07700
 intro
 Amaj9D(9ADm(9A
x02100     x00230     x02220 - x03230     x02220
 intro

Later in the song, the only suggestions I have are 32320x for G9,
and x02220 x02120 x00252 (A Amaj7 D(9)) instead of A A/G# Dmaj7/F#.

- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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