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Sitting Still  R.E.M.

SITTING STILL (3 Versions here)
SITTING STILL (Version 1)
{note: In this song and many other REM songs, there is an A9 chord.
This chord can be interchanged with Asus2. Here is my favorite A9
position:
(E) -0- its just like playing an A chord using a 5th fret
(B) -0- barre E chord. If you move it to the seventh fret,
(G) -6- it becomes a B11. On the 8th fret, its a Cmaj7. On
(D) -7- the 10th, its a D9add6. On the 3rd fret, its a very
(A) -7- pretty G6 chord. On the second, its a neat sounding F#
(E) -5- sort-of chord. On the first fret, Its a Mexican sounding
F chord.}
A BaddE/F# is an easy chord. It looks like this. Don't play the A-string.
Obviously, you pick this chord -don't strum, It'll sound shitty.
BaddE/F# BaddE (normal)
(E) -0- -0-
(B) -0- -0- To switch between these chords, move
(G) -2- -2- only ONE finger.
[(D)](A) [-4-]-x- [-4-]-2-
(E) -2- -x-
T[E]his name I got we all ag[BaddE/F#]reed[BaddE]
S[E]ee could stop stop it wi[BaddE/F#]ll rid[BaddE]
W[E]e could bind it in the c[BaddE/F#]ist[BaddE]
W[E]e could gather, throw a [BaddE/F#]fit[BaddE]
U[B]p to buy, Katie buys a kitche[A]n-size, but not me in
S[B]etting trap for love, making [A]a waste of time, sitting still
I'm the sign and you can read.
I'm the sign and you're not deaf.
We could bind it in the cist.
We could gather, throw a fit.
Up to buy, Katie buys a kitchen-size, but not me in
Setting trap for love, making a waste of time, sitting still
I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
This name I got we all agree
See could stop stop it will rid
We could bind it in the cist
We could gather, throw a fit.
Up to buy, Katie buys a kitchen-size, but not me in
Setting trap for love, making a waste of time, sitting still
I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
You can gather when I talk, talk until you're blue
You could get away from me. Get away from me.
Up to buy, Katie buys a kitchen-size, but not me
Setting trap for love, making a waste of time, sitting still
I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
Can you hear me?
SITTING STILL (Version 2)
--transcribed by Michael Cummings, gt3677a@prism.gatech.edu
C#m7 : XX6454
B X24442
A X02220
Riff A:
[A] [G#m] [F#m] [E]  
 
 [---(5)--4-4---2-2---2-2--2-2---] [--0--]
 [---(5)--4-4---2-2---2-2--2-2---] repeat [--0--]
 [----6---4-4---2-2---2-2--2-2---] 3 x [--1--]
 [----7---6-6---4-4---4-4--4-4---] then -> [--2--]
 [----7---6-6---4-4---4-4--4-4---] [--2--]
 [-------------------------------] [-----]

Riff B:
 
 [-----0--------0--------0-- -----0--------0---------0--]
 [--------0--------0-------- --------0--------0------0--]
 [--2--------2--------2-----] [--2--------2--------2--(1)-]
 [-(4)----------------------] [-(4)-------------------(2)-]
 [--------------------------] [---------------------------]
 [--------------------------] [---------------------------]

INTRO: Riff A
This name I got we all agree. (Riff B)
See could stop stop it will rid. (Riff B)
We could bind it in the cist. (Riff B)
We could gather, throw a fit. (Riff B)
CHORUS:
U[B]p to par and Katie bars the k[A]itchen sides, but not me in.
S[B]illy time for love making, w[A]aste of time sitting still.
I'm the sun and you can read. (Riff B)
I'm the sun and you're not deaf. (Riff B)
We could bind it in the cist. (Riff B)
We could gather, throw a fit. (Riff B)
--CHORUS
(w/Riff A) I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
This name I got we all agree. (Riff B)
See could stop stop it will rid. (Riff B)
We could bind it in the cist. (Riff B)
We could gather, throw a fit. (Riff B)
--CHORUS
(w/Riff A) I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
You can gather when[F#m] I tal[A]k, tal[G#m]k until you[E]'re blue.
You could get away f[F#m]rom me. Get away from me.
--CHORUS
(w/Riff A) I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
(w/Riff A) I can hear you. I can hear you. I can hear you.
Can y[A]ou hear [C#m7]me?
 
 ------

SITTING STILL (Version 3)
From the-concourse-on-high
Intro:
 
 (e)0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 . . . 0
 (b)0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 . . . 0
 (g)6-6-4-4-2-2-2-2 . . . 1
 (d)7-7-6-6-4-4-4-4 . . . 2
 (a)7-7-6-6-4-4-4-4 . . . 2

(e)remains open, gets hit incidentally
strum as you will, that's where the left hand goes.

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