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Elliott Smith - Stupidity Tries Chords

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Stupidity Tries Chords

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                -the arrangement on the recording is huge, so the instrumental parts (while not 'wrong') 
a lot to the imagination

- chord names in parentheses are passing chords which are really short in duration.  The 
in the chorus just follows the melody, so the bass note is likely all you need.

The somewhat complicated chords:

     e--4--  --2--  --2--|
     b--2--  --2--  --2--|
     g--2--  --3--  --2--|
     d--2--  --2--  --4--|
     a--x--  --x--  --2--|
     E--0--  --0--  -----|
      AM7/E  F#7/E  B7sus2

E            E7
Got a foot in the door
A              Am
God knows what for
C#m     E      B        D#
And he'll cut me down to size
A            C  B
Stupidity tries

E              E7
Everything here is free
A                  Am
Everything but you and me
C#m  E     B      D#
This painting never dries
A       C    B (C)
Stupidity tries

C#m      C           G          B
Savannah shoulder raised a cheer
C  C/B (A) G    B      (C)
Coloring the sky with ash
C#m    E        F#           A
Because they found some privateer
C  C/B    (A)      G           B
To sail across the sea of trash

E            E7
The enemy is within
A              Am
Don't confuse me with him
C#m     E      B        D#
The truth is otherwise
A            C        D
Stupidity tries

G# octaves/E  F# octaves/E   G octaves/E  A# octaves/E

B   A    E       AM7/E  
  B7sus2   B  (C)

C#m      C           G          B
And so I go from floor to floor
C  C/B (A) G    B      (C)
Looking for a port of call
C#m    E        F#           A
Another drunk conquistador
C  C/B (A) G    B
Conquering the governor's ball

E             E7
Couldn't think of a thing
A                Am
That I hope tomorrow brings
C#m  E     B      D#
Oh what a surprise
A            C        D
Stupidity tries

|: E  E  AM7/E  F#7/E   B7sus2  :| 
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