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Junk Bond Trader  Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith - Junk Bond Trader
This is my arrangement of the piano line for the guitar. The chords are 100%
correct (with respect to capo) obtained from an official Elliott Smith guitar sheet.
Capo on the 3rd fret
Tuning: Standard
Intro (playing the F chord use your thumb on the low F)
[Am] [F] [C] [Dsus4] [D] [F] [G]  
 -2----2----------------3-------3------2--------5-4------------| x2

[Am] [F] [C] [Dsus4] [D] [F] [G]  
 -2------3---------3---------2--------5-4---------------------| X2

Verse (strum chords)
[Am]The imitation picks you up like a [F]habit
[C]Writing in the glow of the [Dsus4]TV's s[D]tat[F]ic[G]
[Am]Taking out the trash to the [F]man
[C]Give the people something they [Dsus4]unders[D]ta[F]nd[G]
[Am]A stickman flashing a [F]fine-line smile
[C]Junk bond trader [Dsus4]trying[D] to sell a [F]sucker [G]a style
[Am]Rich man in a [F]poor man's clothes
[C]The permanent i[Dsus4]nstall[D]ment of the [F]daily [G]dose
And you [Am]tell off when you [F]tell it like it is
Your [C]world's no wider [Dsus4]than y[D]our h[F]atred [G]of his
[Am] Checking into a [F]small reality
[C]Boring as a drug you [Dsus4]take t[D]oo r[F]eg[G]ularly
The athe[Am]lete's laugh, the [F]broken crutch
The f[C]irst true love that [Dsus4]folded[D] at the s[F]light[G]est touch
[Am]Brought down like an o[F]ld hotel
People d[C]igging through the rubble for [Dsus4]things[D] they [F]can r[G]esell
[A]"Happy Holidays,"[G] said sick saviour
[A]The leaving lover I [C/F]still [G/B]favou[G]r
[A]I won't take your medicine
[G]I don't need a remedy
[A]To be everything I'm [C/F]supposed [G/B]to be[G]
[A]I don't want nobody else
[G]I can do it by myself
[A]We're meant to be [C]togeth[G/B]er[G]
[A] [G]  

[Am] [Am/C] [G/D] [G] [C/F] [G/D] [G] [G#dim]  

Now [Am]I'm a policeman [F]directing traffic
Keeping [C]everything moving, [Dsus4]everyt[D]hing s[F]ta[G]tic
[Am]I'm the hitchhiker you'll [F]recognize passing
[C]On your way to some [Dsus4]everla[D]sti[F]ng[G]
[Am]Better s[F]ell it while you [C]can[Dsus4] [D] [F] [G]
Better sell it while you can
Better sell it while you can
Better sell it while you can
[C/F] [G/B]  
 --3-- --3--|
 --5-- --3--|
 --5-- --0--|
 --3-- --0--|
 --x-- --2--|
 --x-- --x--|

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A Am Am/C C C/F D Dsus4 F G G#dim G/B G/D
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