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Little Green

Little Green Chords

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Little Green 

Written in        1968 (although Blue was released in 1972 I believe)
Tuning (low to high) D G D G B D
Capo 4th Fret

Chord shapes:

Gmaj7     Bm6        Am6       G2sus4     G         G7sus2    C        Bb
DGDGBD    DGDGBD     DGDGBD    DGDGBD     DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD   DGDGBD
x00434    x44030     x22010    x00210     000000    x00203    x55555   x33333

(The low bass D string is only played at the very end of the song, in the last chord 
 which gives a very nice effect of relaxation!!)


I've indicated the fingering of the right hand for the intro.
During the rest of the song the thumb (p) always plays the 4th and 5th,
and the three fingers(i,m,a) play 1st, 2nd, and 3rd string.
The time signature is 8/8 (3+3+2) most of the time,
but sometimes changes to 4/4 for one measure (e.g. bar no 2 in the intro) 
('H' means Hammer on)

Intro:
  Gmaj7		   Bm6	   Am6     G2sus4          G
D|4-----4---------|------0-------0|----0----------|------0--------|
B|3---3-3-----3---|3-------1------|0H1---1-----1--|0-----------0--|
G|----4-----4-4---|0---0---0---0--|0H2-------2----|----0-----0---0|
D|--------0-0-0-0-|--4-------2----|--------0-0-0-0|--0-----0------|
G|0-----0---------|4-------2------|0-----0--------|0-----0--------|
D|----------------|---------------|--------- -----|---------------|
  a   m a     a    a   i a m     a m   a m   m a   m   i a   i a i
  m   i m   m m    m p     i p i   i       p i p i   p     p       
  p     p p i p i  p       p       p     p         p     p



  Gmaj7		   Bm6	   Am6     G2sus4          G
D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|----0----------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0H1---0-----0--|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----------0---0|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--------0------|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0--------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
           Born             with the moon in cancer



  Gmaj7		   Bm6	   Am6     G2sus4          G7sus2
D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|3-----3-----3--|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----2-----2----|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--0-----0-----0|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
          Choose           her a name she will answer to   Call her



  Am6                          G   C
D|------0---------|0-----0-----0--|------------5--|------5-----5--|
B|1-----------1---|1-----1-----0--|5-----5-----5--|5-----5-----5--|
G|----0-----0-----|----0-----0----|----5-----5----|----5-----5----|
D|--2-----2-----2-|--2-----2-----0|--5-----5-----5|--5-----5-----0|
G|2-----2-----2---|2-----2-----0--|5-----5-----5--|5-----5-----5--|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Green, and the winters cannot fade her, call her Green for the 
  children who've made her Little
 


D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|----0----------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0H1---0-----0--|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----------0---0|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--------0------|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0--------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Green,                   be a gypsy dancer.


D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|----0----------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0H1---0-----0--|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----------0---0|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--------0------|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0--------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
            He             went to California


D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|3-----3-----3--|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0-----0-----2--|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----2-----2----|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--0-----0-----0|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
           Hearing that everything's warmer there          so you


D|------0---------|0-----0-----0--|------------5--|------5-----5--|
B|1-----------1---|1-----1-----0--|5-----5-----5--|5-----5-----5--|
G|----0-----0-----|----0-----0----|----5-----5----|----5-----5----|
D|--2-----2-----2-|--2-----2-----0|--5-----5-----5|--5-----5-----0|
G|2-----2-----2---|2-----2-----0--|5-----5-----5--|5-----5-----5--|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Write him a letter and say 'her heyes are blue', he sends you a poem
  and she's lost to you
 

D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|0--------------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0--------------|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|---------------|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|---------------|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0--------------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
    Little green     He's a non-conformer.           Just a Little



D|------5--------|------3-----3--|----------0----|------0--------|
B|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----1-----1--|1---0-0-----0--|
G|----5-----5----|----3-----3----|----0----------|----------0---0|
D|--5-----5-----5|--3-----3-----3|--0-----0-----0|--0------------|
G|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----0-----0--|0---0-0--------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Green  like the color when the spring is born       There'll be


D|------0--------|------0--------|0--------------|0--------------|
B|3-----------3--|1-----------1--|1-----0-----0--|0--------------|
G|----0-----0----|----0-----0----|----0-----2----|---------------|
D|--4-----4-----4|--2-----2-----2|--0-----0-----0|---------------|
G|4-----4-----4--|2-----2-----2--|0-----0-----0--|0--------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Crocuses to bring to school tomorrow             Just a Little 


  C               Bb              G     G6            G 
D|------5--------|------3-----3--|----------0----|------0--------|
B|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----1-----1--|1---0-0-----0--|
G|----5-----5----|----3-----3----|----0----------|----------0---0|
D|--5-----5-----5|--3-----3-----3|--0-----0-----0|--0------------|
G|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----0-----0--|0---0-0--------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Green  like the nights when the northern lights perform. There'll be


D|------0--------|------0--------|------0-------0|---------------|----0----------|
B|3-----------3--|1-----------1--|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0H1---0-----0--|
G|----0-----0----|----0-----0----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----------0---0|
D|--4-----4-----4|--2-----2-----2|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--------0------|
G|4-----4-----4--|2-----2-----2--|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0--------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  icicles and birthday clothes, and sometimes there'll be sorrow



D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|----0----------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0H1---0-----0--|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----------0---0|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--------0------|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0--------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
            Child with a child       pretending



D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|3-----3-----3--|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|----2-----2----|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--0-----0-----0|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
	    Weary    of lies you're sending  home           so you



D|------0---------|0-----0-----0--|------------5--|------5-----5--|
B|1-----------1---|1-----1-----0--|5-----5-----5--|5-----5-----5--|
G|----0-----0-----|----0-----0----|----5-----5----|----5-----5----|
D|--2-----2-----2-|--2-----2-----0|--5-----5-----5|--5-----5-----0|
G|2-----2-----2---|2-----2-----0--|5-----5-----5--|5-----5-----5--|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  sign all the papers in the family name, you're sad and you're 
  sorry but you're not ashamed, Little



D|4-----4-----4---|------0-------0|---------------|0--------------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---|3-------1------|1-----0-----0--|0--------------|
G|----4-----4-----|----0-------0--|----0-----2----|---------------|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|---------------|
G|0-----0-----0---|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0--------------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
    Green                     have a happy ending    Just a Little



D|------5--------|------3-----3--|----------0----|------0--------|
B|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----1-----1--|1---0-0-----0--|
G|----5-----5----|----3-----3----|----0----------|----------0---0|
D|--5-----5-----5|--3-----3-----3|--0-----0-----0|--0------------|
G|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----0-----0--|0---0-0--------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Green  like the color when the spring is born       There'll be


D|------0--------|------0--------|0--------------|0--------------|
B|3-----------3--|1-----------1--|1-----0-----0--|0--------------|
G|----0-----0----|----0-----0----|----0-----2----|---------------|
D|--4-----4-----4|--2-----2-----2|--0-----0-----0|---------------|
G|4-----4-----4--|2-----2-----2--|0-----0-----0--|0--------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Crocuses to bring to school tomorrow             Just a Little 


D|------5--------|------3-----3--|----------0----|------0--------|
B|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----1-----1--|1---0-0-----0--|
G|----5-----5----|----3-----3----|----0----------|----------0---0|
D|--5-----5-----5|--3-----3-----3|--0-----0-----0|--0------------|
G|5-----5-----5--|3-----3-----3--|0-----0-----0--|0---0-0--------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  Green  like the nights when the northern lights perform. There'll be


D|------0--------|------0--------|------0-------0|---------------|------0--------|
B|3-----------3--|1-----------1--|3-------1------|1-----1-----1--|1-----------1--|
G|----0-----0----|----0-----0----|----0-------0--|----2-----2----|----2-----2----|
D|--4-----4-----4|--2-----2-----2|--4-------2----|--0-----0-----0|--0-----0-----0|
G|4-----4-----4--|2-----2-----2--|4-------2------|0-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  icicles and birthday clothes, and sometimes there'll be sorrow




D|------0---------|----0-------0--|---------------|----0-------0--|
B|0-----------0---|0H1---1--------|0-----0-----0--|0H1---1--------|
G|----2-----2-----|----------2----|----2-----2----|----------2----|
D|--0-----0-----0-|--------------0|--0-----0-----0|--------0-----0|
G|0-----0-----0---|0-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0--|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|



D|----------------|----0----------|----0-------1--|---------------||
B|0-----0-----0---|0H1---1-----1--|0H1---1--------|----0----------||
G|----2-----2-----|----------2-2--|---------------|---0-----------||
D|--0-----0-----0-|--------0-0-0-0|---------------|--0------------||
G|0-----0-----0---|0-----0--------|0-----0--------|-0-------------||
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|0--------------||





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