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Helium  Mark Eitzel

Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 17:43:42
From: Peter Mosinskis
Subject: CRD: Helium by Mark Eitzel
Mark Eitzel, "Helium"
by: Peter Mosinskis
date: Oct. 24, 1997
This transcription is from the album _West_ on Warner Bros., released early
Peter Buck of R.E.M. plays great acoustic guitar on this song and
throughout this beautiful, haunting album. This is Track 3, my favorite song.

Strings Frets (in parentheses are optional)
1 (hi) (0) 0 0 0 0 0
2 (0) 0 1 3 1 0
3 (4) or open 0 0 0 2 0
[4]5 [4]2 [2]2 [2]3 [4]5 [3]x [2]3
6 (low) X 0 X X x x
Chord B5 Em C D(add G) F7 C7
Intro: B5 to E repeated
**Note: For verse, pick high open-E followed by open-B at end of each line
Verse 1:
[B5]Life is [E]short in the lau[B5]ghing ga[E]llery
[B5]A secret[E] handshake gets you i[B5]ce cream an[E]d a key
To a brand new car that only drives into walls
They'll cut their eyes, All they want...
Pattern 1 for chorus (approximate arpeggiations):

(Em) (G/F#) (G) (D) --> these are the chords being outlined
[D(add]Is you[G)]r sil[C]ence
[D(add]Is you[G)]r sil[C]ence
[D(add]Is you[G)]r sil[C]ence
(Pattern 1)
Breathing helium
(Pattern 1)
Throw away the key
(Pattern 1)
Dissolve in the air
[C7]Never free
Verse 2: same music as verse 1
Chorus: same music
Bridge: F7 to C (with feedbacky guitar solo)
end with 2x Pattern 1
Verse 3: same music as verse 1
Have fun!!

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B5 C C7 E
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