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Baby Britain Chords
Baby Britain - From the Album "XO"
By Elliott Smith

This song is actually played on Piano but it transfers to Guitar fine.

Chords used:

Em7:  022030
Am7:  x02010
G:    320033
C:    x32010
G/B:  x20003
Am:   x02210
A/C#: x4222x
D:    xx0232
B/D#: x6444x

Em7                     Am7
baby britain feels the best
G              C
floating over a sea of vodka
Em7                Am7
separated from the rest
G                   C
fights problems with bigger problems
Em7                     Am7
sees the ocean fall and rise
G                         C
counts the waves that somehow didn't hit her
Em7                    Am7
water pouring from her eyes
G            C
alcoholic and very bitter

Chorus:

    Em Em/G Em/A Em/B  C
for someone half as   smart
      Em Em/G  Em/A  Em/B  C
you'd be   a   work  of    art
    Em  Em/G Em/A Em/B C G/B  
you put your-self  a-  part
Am                    C
and i can't help until you start

Verse 2:

Em7                        Am7
we knocked another couple back
G                       C
the dead soliders lined up on the table
Em7                     Am7
still prepared for an attack
G                           C
they didn't know they'd been disabled
Em7                    Am7
felt a wave a rush of blood
G                     C
you won't be happy til the bottle's broken
Em7                            Am7
and you're out swimming in the flood
G                 C
you kept back kept unspoken

Repeat chorus

Bridge:

C                      A/C#
you got a look in your eye
                       D
when you're saying goodbye
                   B/D#
like you wanna say hi

Instrumental:

Em Em/G Em/A  Em/B  C (3X)
G/B Am  C

Verse 3:

Em7                         Am7
the light was on but it was dim
G              C
revolver's been turned over
Em7                      Am7
and now it's ready once again
G                     C
the radio was playing crimson and clover
Em7                       Am7
london bridge is safe and sound
G                      C
no matter what you keep repeating
Em7                     Am7
nothing's gonna drag me down
G                 C
to a death that's not worth cheating


Repeat chorus 2X


For the chorus part, all you are doing is playing Em7 with an ascending
bass line that looks like this when tabbed out:

All E minors listed here are actually Em7 chords

 Em Em/G Em/A Em/B   C
--0---0----0----0----0---------
--0---0----0----0----1---------
--0---0----0----0----0---------
--2---2----2----2----2---------
--2---2----0----2----3---------
--0---3------------------------

 
 
Elliott Smith - Baby Britain Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Baby Britain tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Baby Britain Chords:

Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass, drums and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery"[1] and use of multi-tracking to create vocal harmonies.

After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994 with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars. In 1997 he signed a contract with DreamWorks Records, for which he recorded two albums. Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song "Miss Misery", included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting, was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1997.

Smith battled with depression, alcoholism and drug addiction for years, and these topics often appeared in his lyrics. At age 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest.[2] The autopsy evidence was inconclusive as to whether the wounds were self-inflicted.[3] At the time of his death, Smith was working on his sixth studio album, From a Basement on the Hill, which was released posthumously on October 19, 2004.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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