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Needle in the Hay  Elliott Smith

This is a really cool song I think by Elliot Smith originally, but covered also by a band called "Bad
whose
front man is/was the singer from "Lagwagon"...both bands should be checked out.
I haven't bothered to check up the exact chord names..and in certain places he uses bar chords i
this is it!
Chords:
F: 0 0 3 0 1 0
C: 0 3 2 0 1 0
E: 0 2 2 0 1 0
Am: 0 0 2 2 1 0
G: 3 2 0 0 0 0
Verse 1:
[Am] your h[F]and on his a[Am]rm
the h[F]ay stack ch[C]arm aro[E]und your ne[Am]ck
st[F]rung out and th[Am]in
cal[F]ling some fri[C]end trying to c[E]ash some ch[Am]eck
he's ac[F]ting du[Am]mb
th[F]at's what you've c[C]ome[E]__ to ex[Am]pect
Chorus:
[Am] needle in the hay[C]
needle in the h[F]ay
[Am] needle in the hay[C]
needle in the h[F]ay
Verse 2:
[Am] he's wea[F]ring your clo[Am]thes
h[F]ead down to to[C]es a rea[E]ction to y[Am]ou
you say, you kn[F]ow what he d[Am]id but you id[F]iot ki[C]d
you do[E]n't have a c[Am]lue
s[F]omtimes they j[Am]ust get ca[F]ught in the [E]eye
you're pulling him th[Am]rough
Chorus:
[Am] needle in the hay[C]
needle in the h[F]ay
[Am] needle in the hay[C]
needle in the h[F]ay
Middle: Am F Am F C E (x3) F G E Am F Am______
Verse 3:
n[F]ow on the b[Am]us
n[F]early tou[C]ching this di[E]rty retr[Am]eat
f[F]alling [Am]out 6[F]th and po[C]well a dead sw[E]eat in my t[Am]eeth
gonna w[F]alk walk wal[Am]k
f[F]our more bl[C]ocks plus the o[E]ne in my br[Am]eak
d[F]own downsta[Am]irs [F]to the m[C]an
he's gonna m[E]ake it all o[Am]k
i can't b[F]eat mysel[Am]f
i can't b[F]eat mysel[C]f
and i do[E]n't want to ta[Am]lk
i'm ta[F]king the [Am]cure so i[F] can be qu[C]iet
wh[E]enever i w[F]ant
so leave me [G]alone
you o[E]ught to be [Am]proud that i'm[F] getting good marks[Am]
Chorus: (x2)
[Am] needle in the hay[C]
needle in the h[F]ay
[Am] needle in the hay[C]
needle in the h[F]ay
Ending: Am F Am F C E (x3) F G E Am F E F/C - (the end chord is F/C: 0 3 3 0 1 0)

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