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Marlene On the Wall  Vega Suzanne

"Marlene on the wall" words & music by Suzanne Vega
!!!set capo on 1st fret!!!! (So all these chords below are one halfstep higher recorded!) Tempo is 112
Chord-List: (if you wanna play w/o capo, increase the fret-nr by one)
chord F A# d# g# c f E 0 2 2 1 0 0 Esus4 0 2 2 2 0 0 F#msus4 2 2 2 2 2 2 Amaj9 X 0 2 1 0 0 Aadd2 X 2 2 2 2 0 Em7 0 2 0 0 0 0 Cmaj7 X 3 2 0 0 0 C6 X 3 2 2 1 0 Bm7sus4 X 2 4 2 5 2 Bm7 X 2 4 4 3 2 G/C X 3 0 0 0 3 D X X 0 2 3 2 D/C X 3 0 2 3 2 (you can also play simple D)
Intro: E | Esus4 | F#msus4 | Amaj9 (Last warning: these are the chords for guits w/ capo on 1st fred. If you play bass or w/o capo, the intro is F|Fsus4|Gm7sus4|Bbmaj9 etc.)
1. [E]Even if I am in love with you all [Esus4]this to say what's it to you? Ob- [F#msus4]serve the blood the rose tatoo of the [Aadd2]fingerprints on me from you. [E]other evidence has shown that [Esus4]you and I are still alone we [F#msus4]skirt around the danger zone and don't [Aadd2]talk about it later.
CHORUS [Em7]Marlene watches from the walls [Cmaj7]her mocking [C6]smile says it all [Bm7sus4]as she records[Bm7] the rise and [Cmaj7]fall of every soldier passing [Em7]but the only soldier now is me [Cmaj7]I'm fighting things[C6] I cannot [Bm7sus4]see. I think its [Bm7]called my desti- [G/C]ny but [D/C]I [G/C]am [Cmaj9]changing [D] Marlene on the wall [Cmaj7] | [D] | [Cmaj7] (Well I)
2. [E]Walk to your house in the afternoon by the [Esus4]butcher shop with the saw-dust strewn [F#msus4]"don't give away the goods too soon" is [Aadd2]what you might have told me and I [E]tried so hard to resist when you [Esus4]held me in your handsome fist and re [F#msus4]minded me of the night we kissed and of [Aadd2]why I should be leaving
3. Instrumental
CHORUS (on last [Cmaj7] words are: "And") repeat 1st verse (additional lyrics are "And I" within last bar of 1st verse) CODA [E]tried so hard to resist [Esus4]held me in your handsome fist and re- [F#msus4]minded me of the night we kissed and of [Aadd2]why I should be leaving. ||: [Em7]Marlene watches from the wall [Cmaj7]her mocking [C6]smile says it all [Bm7sus4]as she records the rise and [Cmaj7]fall of every [Em7]but the only now is me [Cmaj7]I'm fighting things [C6]I cannot [Bm7sus4]see I think it's [Bm7]called my desti- [G/C]ny but [D/C]I [G/C]am [Cmaj9]changing
OUTRO [Cmaj7] | [D] | [Cmaj7] | [D] | [Cmaj7] | [E]
nice song but not that easy...
have fun! Erik Pischel

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Aadd2 Bm7 Bm7sus4 C6 Cmaj7 Cmaj9 D D/C E Em7 Esus4 F#msus4 G/C
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