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Galileo   Indigo Girls


[Amy plays this in E, capoed up 1 to F. Emily plays it in C with a
capo on the fifth fret and her guitar tuned to DADGBC. I'm going to
write down Emily's chords, because they're easier and more interesting.
If you want to play Amy's chords, you can figure them out; since it's
in E, there are a lot of barre chords.]
[Actually, when I play this, I usually just play Emily's chords, but
in standard tuning so I don't put my high E in danger of breaking when
I tune back up. If you play in standard tuning, play the verse as
C G F G7-G6; it's pretty easy to play the G7 - G6 part, as long as
you play G as 320003 with your pinky on the high E string. Just play
Em(C)/B as Em, and play D13 as D or D11. The guitar solo needs no
adjustment for standard tuning, because it uses the middle 4 strings.]

[Eacb cbord is balf a measure, except "G7 - G6" is balf a measure _total_.] 
[C] [intrGsus]o]      [F6(9]         [G7]   [-]  [G6]        [C]     [Gsus]        [F6(9]         [G7]   [-]  [G6]
[C]   Gali[Gsus]leo's head was [F6(9]on the block [G7]   [-]  [G6]
[C]   The crime was [Gsus]looking up the tr[F6(9]uth    [G7]   [-]  [G6]
[C]   And as the b[Gsus]ombshells of my da[F6(9]ily fears expl[G7]ode[-]  [G6]
I try to [Am]trace them [Em(C)/B]to my yout[F6(9]h       [Gsus]
And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I'm serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another lifetime

How [C]long till my [Gsus]soul gets it r[F6(9]ight?   Can [Gsus]any human
b[C]eing ever r[Gsus]each that kind of l[F6(9]ight?  I c[Gsus]all on the
[Am]resting s[Em(C)/B]oul  of  G[D13]alileo [D13]
King of n[F6(9]ight vision,[Gsus] king of i[C]nsight [Gsus]       [F6(9]        [Gsus]

Then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

How long till my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of n[F6(9]ight vision,[Gsus] king of i[C]nsight [C]

[Am]   I'm not m[Am]aking a j[F/A]oke, you know m[F/A]e
I take e[F#dim/A]very - th[F#dim/A]ing  so  s[F/A]eriously [F/A]
If we [Am]wait for the t[Am]ime till all s[F/A]ouls get it r[F/A]ight
Then at [Gsus]least I know there'll [F6(9]be no nucle[Gsus]ar annihil[F6(9]ation
in my [C]lifetime;[Gsus] I'm still not r[F6(9]ight    [Gsus]

[C] [guitGsus]ar solo] [F6(9]         [G7]   [-]  [G6]        [C]     [Gsus]        [F6(9]         [G7]   [-]  [G6]
[C] [guitGsus]ar solo] [F6(9]         [G7]   [-]  [G6]        [Am]      [Em(C)/B]           [D13]       [D13]
[F6(9] [guitar Gsus]solo]     [C]    [Gsus]       [F6(9]        [Gsus]          [C]    [Gsus]       [F6(9]        [Gsus]
I offer thanks to those before me
That's all I've got to say
'Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
Now I have to pay

But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
She'll say, "look what I had to overcome from my last life
I think I'll write a book"

How long till my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach the highest light?
Except for the resting soul... (God rest his soul)
King of n[F6(9]ight vision,[Gsus] king of i[C]nsight [Gsus]       [F6(9]        [Gsus]

How l[C]ong till my s[Gsus]oul gets it r[F6(9]ight... [Gsus]
How l[C]ong till I [Gsus]meet that highest l[F6(9]ight... [Gsus]
C Gsus F6(9) Gsus C.
How long?

CHORDS (tuning is DADGBC):

C: x32010 Gsus: 5x0030 F6(9): 3x0010 G7: 5x0035 G6: 5x0034
Am: x02210 Em(C)/B: x22000* D13: 002200 F/A: x03210 F#dim/A: x04210

*this should probably be called Cmaj7/B, but in the context, it sounds more
like E minor, so I'm calling it "E minor with an added C (and B bass)."


* The ^.^. marks are timing markers (each ^ is a quarter note).
* "tri" denotes a cluster of 16th-note triplets.
* Any consecutive sixteenth notes that are on the same string are hammer-ons
or pull-offs (or both).
* ~~ is a bend; is a slide down.
* Sorry it's kinda hard to read; I recommend buying the songbook anyway.

  [C]         [Gsus]          [F6(9]        [G7]    [G6]     [C]        [Gsus]         [F6(9]        [G7]    [G6]      
C ------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B 353-3-5--353-3-5--|6-65-56-8--8--8-|8-6-5-----------|----------------|
G ---5--------5-----|----------------|------7-5-4-2-0-|------0---------|
D tri------tri------|----------------|----------------|3-2-3---0-----0-|
A ------------------|----------------|----------------|----------2-3---|
D ------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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

  [C]        [Gsus]         [F6(9]        [G7]    [G6]      [Am]        [Em(C)/B]         [D13]                   
C ----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B 5~~-35--5~~-35-5|653-35-3--------|-----------------|----------------|
G ---5-------5----|---------5-4-5--|2--4--5-4--5--7-|5--7--9-9--7--5-|
D ----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
A ----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D ----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|

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

  [F6(9]        [Gsus]         [C]        [Gsus]         [F6(9]        [Gsus]                             
C ----------------|----------------|----------------|
B ----------------|8--6--5----5--6-|8--6--5----5--6-|
G 45424202-0-0----|--------7-------|--------7-------|
D ------------3-2-|----------------|----------------|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ----------------|----------------|----------------|

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

  [C]        [Gsus]         [F6(9]        [Gsus]                                              
C ----------------|----------------|
B ----------------|--------------0-|
G ----------------|--------0--02---|
D 3--2--0---------|0--2--3---------|
A --------0--2--3-|----------------|
D ----------------|----------------|

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

- Adam Schneider,

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