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Beautiful World  Colin Hay

Taken from the Going Somewhere album, though its on several.
Standard tuning
Chords used:
G - 320033
Cadd9 X32033
D - XX0232
Dsus4 - XX0233
D/F# - 200032
Em7 - 022033
Em7/D - 020032 (I don't know what this one is called, but it'll do)
G/D - 320032
G/B - X20033
A/G - X02233
In the acoustic version on Going Somewhere he generally doesn't play the high notes on
chord for most of the strumming. What he plays in the verse is something like this:
x1 x1 x2 x1
[G] [D] [G] [G] [G/D] [C] [D] [G] [G] [G/D] [C] [D] [Em] [G] [G/D] [C] [D] [G] [G] [G/D]  
 
 e|----------3--2---------------3--2-------------3--2--------------3--2--|
 B|----------3--3---------------3--3-------------3--3--------------3--3--|
 G|-0--2--0--0--0------0--2--0--0--0----0--2--0--0--0-----0--2--0--0--0--|
 D|-0--0--0--0--0------2--0--0--0--0----2--0--2--0--0-----2--0--0--0--0--|
 A|-2-----2------------3-----2----------3-----2-----------3-----2--------|
 E|-3-----3------------------3----------------0-----------------3--------|

If you're playing alone then it may be preferable to play the full chords, in which case
the G - G/D change over I recommend strumming the chords:
 
 e|-3--2---------------------------3-2----------------------------|
 B|-3--3---------------------------3-3----------------------------|
 G|-0--0-for the bit after the G---0-0-for the bit after the Em7--|
 D|-0--0---------------------------2-0----------------------------|
 A|-2--2---------------------------2-2----------------------------|
 E|-3------------------------------0-0----------------------------|

Mostly because unless you are stupidly dextrous it is difficult to change over on the
string whilst keeping the chord formation, as its done quickly you don't notice the
notes.
[G]My my [D]my it's a beautiful [G]world[G/D]
[Cadd9]I like s[D]wimming in the s[G]ea[G/D]
[Cadd9]I like to go[D] out beyond the w[Em7]hite breakers[Em7/D]
[Cadd9]Where a ma[D]n can still be [Em7]free, or a woman if you are one[Em7/D]
[Cadd9]I like sw[D]imming in the[G] sea[G/D]
This is the same for the whole song except for a bridge part which is played after the
verse:
x3
 
 e|--3--2--3--3--3----------------------3--2--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|
 B|--3--3--3--3--3----------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|
 G|--0--0--0--0--2----and the 4th time--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--2-|
 D|--0--0--2--2--0----------------------0--0--2--2--2--0--2--0--2--0-|
 A|--2--0--2--3-------------------------2--0--2--3--3--2-----2-------|
 E|--3--2--0----------------------------3--2--0--------------3-------|

The end bit of that is played quite quickly with one strum of each chord on the last
like this:
[G] [D/F#] [Em7]All around is [Cadd9]anger, [Dsus4] Automatic guns
[G] [D/F#] [Em7]There's death in large [Cadd9]numbers no respect fo[Dsus4]r women or our little on[G]es
[G] [D/F#] [Em7]Tried talking to [Cadd9]Jesus, [Dsus4] but he just put me on h[G]old
[G] [D/F#] S[Em7]aid he's been swamped by c[Cadd9]alls this week and he[Cadd9] could [G/B]not s[A/G]hake [G]his
[Dsus4] cold[D]
And then back to the verse.
One last thing, on the "Man At Work" album there is more electric version of this song,
which variations of the following little riff are used during the verse, it works well
the acoustic version if you have a spare guitarist handy:
 
 e|------3-2---3---2h3------3-----3-----3-----3------|
 B|----3------------------3---3-----3-----3----------|
 G|--0-------0---0------0-------0-----0-----0--------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------|

Thats all I've got, I tried to be thorough, alot of the chords for this song I've seen
right but don't show the fiddly bits. Enjoy, and feel free to comment.

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A/G C Cadd9 D D/F# Dsus4 Em Em7 Em7/D G G/B G/D
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