‘Amy Hit the Atmosphere’

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She caught herself a rocket ride out of this gutter …


*** Capo on 1 ***

The previous version was close, but some of the chords sounded weird and he

missed a couple of key spots. I think I’ve figure them out, and tranposed
this into a set of chords that work really nice — many pair above, below
each other on same frets and make intuitive slides in the progression. These
chords appear to have F basses often, example B/F anc C/F. Well, this is
much easier with capo as A/E and B/E (just leave top E open).

(Updated: I corrected the intro and outro, which are not the same as the
verse chords as suggested. I also realized the timing was off, and that is
now reflected correctly.)

Great song, one of my CC favorites. Take it nice and mellow.

Chords: (Capo on 1 brings chords to key of F)
E – 022100
A – x02220 (often A/E, 002220)
F#m – 244222
B – x24442
C#m – x46654
G#m – 466444

> = slide up
< = slide down
~ = ring (and/or rake)

Section detail
————–
Intro:
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
E A |B* A (E)(A)| (*B/E, 024442)
/ /// / /// / /// / / /
E A |B* A (E)(A)| (*E/B, x22100, but B is fine)
/ /// / /// / /// / / /

(note: second line’s B is closer to an E. But, it is most important to hit
the B note, in E/B or B, so I list it as a B)

Verse:
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
E A |F#m A (E)(A)|
/ /// / /// / /// / / /
E A |F#m B |
/ /// / /// / /// / ///
E A |F#m A (E)(A)|
/ /// / /// / /// / / /
E A |F#m B |
/ /// / /// / /// / //< A B |E | / //> / /// / (/ / /)

Chorus:
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |
C#m |G#m |
/ /// / /// / /// / ///
A E |B |
/ /// / /// / /// / / /
G#m |C#m |
/ /// / /// /~ / //
A E |A E |
/ /// / /// / /// / ///
A E |C#m |
/ /// / /// / /// / / /
B |A B |
/ / //< / //> / ///
E* (start intro)
/
=======
Okay, let’s get into it…

Intro: (really piano, play chords faintly)
E A |B A(E)(A)|
E A |B A(E)(A)|
(repeat)

Verse 1 & 2:
E A |F#m A (E)(A) |
If I could make it rain to-day,
E A |F#m B |
And wash away this sunny day down to the gutter, I
E A |F#m A (E)(A) |
would, justa getta change of pace.
E A |F#m B |
Things are getting worse, but I feel a lot better, and
A B |E |
that’s all that really matters to me.

E A F#m A (E)(A)
Amy hit the at-mo-sphere
E A F#m B
Caught herself a rocket ride out of this gutter. And,
E A F#m A (E)(A)
she’s never coming back, I fear.
E A F#m B
Any time it rains she just feels a lot better, and
A B
that’s all that really matters to
E
me. (We’ve waited…)

Chorus:
C#m |G#m |
Sooooooooo-ooo-ooo-ooo long, for
A E |B |
someone to take us back home. It just takes…
G#m |C#m |
Sooooooooo-ooo-o-o-ooo long!
A E |A E |
Meanwhile the days are driftin’ a-way and
A E |C#m |
some of us sink like a stoooooooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-
B |A B |
-ne! Waiting for mothers to
E* (start intro)
come.

E* A |B A(E)(A)|
E A |B A(E)(A)|

Verse 3:
E A F#m A (E)(A)
There has to be a change, I’m sure.
E A F#m B
Today was just a day fading into another. And,
E A F#m A (E)(A)
that can’t be what a life is for
E A F#m B
The only thing she said was she feels a lot better. And,
A B
that’s all that really matters to
E
me. ‘Cuz we’ve waited…

C#m G#m
Soooooooo long, for
A E B
someone to take us back home. It just takes…
G#m C#m
Soooooooo long
A E A E
Meanwhile the day’s are driftin’ away and
A E C#m
some of us sink like we’re stoooooooo-
B A B
-one! Waiting for mothers to
E* (start outro)
come.

Guitar Solo & Outro (using Intro chords):

E* A |B A(E)(A)|
E A |B A(E)(A)|

E A |
I wanna know, I wanna know
B A (E) (A) |
I wanna know, I don’t wanna know

(repeat a bunch, then…)

E A
I wanna know, I wanna know
B A (E) (A)
All I really know is I don’t wanna know

(repeat a bunch, then last time play…)

E A (slow down)
I wanna know, I wanna know
B A
All I really know is
E A
I don’t wanna
E (single strum)
know

-C.Hall

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