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Harmer Sarah - Basement Apartment Chords

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Basement Apartment Chords

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Harmer Sarah

This is a great song but i couldn't find any tabs for this so i just tabbed it out 
myself and i'm pretty sure this is 100% accurate so check it out.

Standard Tuning: EADGBe
Capo: 3th Fret

Chords: (written as used without capo)

  Cadd9  G      D      C

Okay, so the most 'tricky' part
(as far as you wanna call it tricky)
is the rhytm of the Cadd9 and the G chords..
The rhytm of these two particular chords
is used troughout the whole song except 
for the chorus..

       Cadd9  G
E|-------x----3--333-- (repeated)


[Intro:] (guitar kicks in just before the laughing part)

Cadd9, G, Cadd9, G,  
Cadd9, G, D, C       (repeat 2x times)


Cadd9        G  Cadd9            G
   You live out where the street ends

     Cadd9    G         D           C
in a basement apt. with one of your friends

        Cadd9         G
and the tap drips all night

      Cadd9          G
water torture in the sink

    Cadd9      G
The furnace is burning

          D    C        Cadd9 G
but it's still cold i think ___

Cadd9, G, Cadd9, G, D, C

Cadd9           G
I can smell the bleach

          Cadd9      G
that they use in the hall

       Cadd9           G           D   C
but it can't clean the dirt off of me

             Cadd9     G
It's seeping under the door

Cadd9         G
in across the floor

     Cadd9       G
it's starting to hurt


(D)   (C)   Cadd9     G   Cadd9
Everytime I breatthe__|

     G             Cadd9  G  D  C
Everytime I try to leave__|

            Cadd9       G   D C
Everytime I breathe_____|


        Cadd9   G
Now the toaster sticks

        Cadd9       G
and the empties are piled

  Cadd9               G               D    C  
I haven't been up the stairs in awhile now

  Cadd9          G    
I gotta wash the sheets on my bed

Cadd9           G  
gotta watch the things that go unsaid

Cadd9           G            D    C
God I wish we'd leave it at this____|

[Repeat Chorus] (except the beginning D & C 
               chords wich are already 
               played at the end of verse)


  And every evening you open the door

You come down

        D                                           C
There's nothing like watching tv all night on the ground

    D                       C
and no one is watching me slide

below street level

         C    (pump up this chord, get ready for the chorus)
barely alive

[Instrumental] (chords from the chorus)

[Last verse]

    Cadd9   G   Cadd9            G
Now we live out where the street ends

     Cadd9    G         Cadd9    G
in a basement apt. just like our friends

          Cadd9             G
We always said that we were different

        Cadd0            G
but you know now that we weren't

       Cadd9                    G
'cause there's holes in all the bottles

    D        C
and my lungs hurt___|

[Repeat Chorus]

That’s it, a very nice song. You can easilly perform this with just an accoustic, that’s 
how i first played it. Do you have any comment, suggestions, deaththreaths or marriage 
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