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Amy Hit the Atmosphere  Counting Crows

Amy Hit the Atmosphere
Counting Crows
*** Capo on 1 ***
The previous version was close, but some of the chords sounded weird and he
missed a couple of key spots. I think I've figure them out, and tranposed
this into a set of chords that work really nice -- many pair above, below
each other on same frets and make intuitive slides in the progression. These
chords appear to have F basses often, example B/F anc C/F. Well, this is
much easier with capo as A/E and B/E (just leave top E open).
(Updated: I corrected the intro and outro, which are not the same as the
verse chords as suggested. I also realized the timing was off, and that is
now reflected correctly.)
Great song, one of my CC favorites. Take it nice and mellow.
Chords: (Capo on 1 brings chords to key of F)
E - 022100
A - x02220 (often A/E, 002220)
[F#m]B [-]- [244222]x24442
C#m - x46654
[Abm] [-] [466444]  
> = slide up
< = slide down
~ = ring (and/or rake)
Section detail

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
E A |B* A (E)(A)| (*B/E, 024442)
[/]E [///] [/]A [///] |[/]B* [///] [/]A (E[/])([/]A)| (*E/B, x22100, but B is fine)
[/] [///] [/] [///] [/] [///] [/] [/] [/]  
(note: second line's B is closer to an E. But, it is most important to hit
the B note, in E/B or B, so I list it as a B)
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
E A |F#m A (E)(A)|
[/]E [///] [/]A [///] |[/]F#m[///] [/]B [/] [/] |
[/]E [///] [/]A [///] |[/]F#m[///] [/]A (E[///])(A)|
[/]E [///] [/]A [///] |[/]F#m[///] [/]B [/] [/] |
/ /// / /// / /// / //<
A B |E |
/ //> / /// / (/ / /)
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
C#m |Abm |
[/]A [///] [/]E [///] |[/]B [///] [/] [///] |
[/]Abm[///] [/] [///] |[/]C#m[///] [/] [/] [/] |
/ /// / /// /~ / //
A E |A E |
[/]A [///] [/]E [///] |[/]C#m[///] [/] [///] |
[/]B [///] [/] [///] |[/]A [///] [/]B [/] [/] |
/ / //< / //> / ///
E* (start intro)
Okay, let's get into it...
Intro: (really piano, play chords faintly)
E A |B A(E)(A)|
E A |B A(E)(A)|
Verse 1 & 2:
E A |F#m A (E)(A) |
If I could make it rain to-day,
E A |F#m B |
And wash away this sunny day down to the gutter, I
E A |F#m A (E)(A) |
would, justa getta change of pace.
E A |F#m B |
Things are getting worse, but I feel a lot better, and
A B |E |
that's all that really matters to me.
[E]Amy hit the [A]at-mo-s[F#m]phere[A] [(E)(A)]
[E]Caught herself a [A]rocket ride [F#m]out of this [B]gutter. And,
[E]she's never coming [A]back, I [F#m]fear.[A] [(E)(A)]
[E]Any time it [A]rains she just [F#m]feels a lot [B]better, and
[A]that's all that really[B] matters to
[E]me. (We've waited...)
C#m |Abm |
Sooooooooo-ooo-ooo-ooo long, for
A E |B |
someone to take us back home. It just takes...
Abm |C#m |
Sooooooooo-ooo-o-o-ooo long!
A E |A E |
Meanwhile the days are driftin' a-way and
A E |C#m |
some of us sink like a stoooooooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-
B |A B |
-ne! Waiting for mothers to
E* (start intro)
E* A |B A(E)(A)|
E A |B A(E)(A)|
Verse 3:
[E]There has to be a [A]change, I'm [F#m]sure.[A] [(E)(A)]
[E]Today was just a [A]day fading [F#m]into a[B]nother. And,
[E]that can't be what [A]a life is [F#m]for[A] [(E)(A)]
[E]The only thing she [A]said was she [F#m]feels a lot [B]better. And,
[A]that's all that really[B] matters to
[E]me. 'Cuz we've waited...
[C#m]Soooooooo [Abm]long, for
[A]someone to [E]take us back [B]home. It just takes...
[Abm]Soooooooo [C#m]long
[A]Meanwhile the [E]day‚??s ar[A]e driftin'[E] away and
[A]some of us [E]sink like we're [C#m]stoooooooo-
[B]-one! [A]Waiting for [B]mothers to
E* (start outro)
Guitar Solo & Outro (using Intro chords):
E* A |B A(E)(A)|
E A |B A(E)(A)|
E A |
I wanna know, I wanna know
B A (E) (A) |
I wanna know, I don't wanna know
(repeat a bunch, then...)
[E] I wanna know,[A] I wanna know
[B]All I really know is [A]I don't[(E)] wanna[(A)] know
(repeat a bunch, then last time play...)
E A (slow down)
I wanna know, I wanna know
[B]All I really[A] know is
[E]I don't [A]wanna
E (single strum)

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