A Forest – The Cure

Verse
Am	C	F	Dm

Interlude
B	C	F#	F

Lullaby – The Cure

Verse
C#m7	C#m7	C#m7	C#m7
Amaj7	Amaj7	Amaj7	Amaj7

Interlude
F#m	F#m	F#m	F#m
Amaj7	Amaj7	Amaj7	Amaj7

Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads

E	E	E	E
C#m	C#m	C#m	C#m
A	A	A	A
B	B	E	E

Drive – Aimee Mann

Verse
C	Cmaj7	C	C
C	Cmaj7	C	C

Chorus
Am	D	Am	D
C	Cmaj7	C	C

Bridge
C	Am	C	Am
Em	F	C	G

She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel

Verse
A	D	A	D	D
D	G	D	G	G

Chorus
A	D	A	F#	F#
Bm	Bm/A	G	A

Interlude
D	G	D

Mystify Me – INXS

Verse
Dm	Am	G	F
Dm	Am	G	F

Chorus
Am	C	G	G
Am	C	G	G

Your Song – Elton John

Capo on 1st fret.

Interlude
D	G	A	G

Verse
D	G	A	F#m
Bm	Bm/A	Bm/G#	G
D	A	F#	Bm
D	Em	G	A	A

D	G	A	F#m
Bm	Bm/A	Bm/G#	G
D	A	F#	Bm
D	Em	G	D	D

Pre-chorus
A	Bm	Em	G
A	Bm	Em	G

Chorus
Bm	Bm/A	Bm/G#	G
D	Em	G	A

Interlude
D	G	A	G

Verse
D	G	A	F#m
Bm	Bm/A	Bm/G#	G
D	A	F#	Bm
D	Em	G	A	A

D	G	A	F#m
Bm	Bm/A	Bm/G#	G
D	A	F#	Bm
D	Em	G	D	D

Pre-chorus
A	Bm	Em	G
A	Bm	Em	G

Chorus
Bm	Bm/A	Bm/G#	G
D	Em	G	A

Chorus 2 (ends on D)
Bm	Bm/A	Bm/G#	G
D	Em	G	D

Outro
D	G	A	G	D

Outdoor Type – Lemonheads

With capo on fret 2.

Intro
C		C/B		Am		Am
C		C/B		Am		Am

Verse
C		C/B		Am		Am
C		C/B		Am		Am
F		G		C    	C/B	Am	 
F		G		F

Intro
C		C/B		Am		Am
C		C/B		Am		Am

Verse
C		C/B		Am		Am
C		C/B		Am		Am
F		G		C    	C/B	Am	 
F		G		F

Interlude
Em		F		F		G
Em		F		F		G
F		G		C	C/B	Am
F		F		F		G

Cosmic Dancer – T. Rex

Verse
G	Em	G	Em
F	C	F	C

Chorus
Am	Am	D	D

Push & Pull – Nikka Costa

C	Am	Em	G

Songbird – Oasis

G	G	G	F#m
Em	Em	Em	F#m

Enjoy the silence – Depeche Mode

Note the D# amd D#m in the intro and verse.

Intro
Cm	D#	Cm	D#

Verse
Cm	D#m	G#	G#

Chorus
Fm	G#	Cm	A#
Fm	G#	Cm	B

Where the wild roses grow - Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue

Chorus
Gm  Gm  Cm  Gm  Gm  Gm  A#  A#  D   D
Gm  Gm  Cm  Gm  Gm  Gm  Gm  F   Gm  Gm

Verse
Gm  Gm  A#  A#  Cm  Cm  D   D
Gm  Gm  A#  A#  Cm  Cm  D   D
Gm  Gm  A#  A#  Cm  Cm  D   D
Gm  Gm  A#  A#  Cm  Cm  D   D   D7  D7

Memorial – Devendra Banhart

Verse
A	Bm	D	A

Chorus
E	E	F#m	F#m

Toothpaste kisses – The Maccabees

Verse
A	C#m7	A	C#m7
D7	D7	G	F#

Chorus
Bm	Bm	E	E

Your love is weird – Beck

string E E7 A Fm7
E 0
B 0 3 2 2
G 1 1 2 2
D 2 0 2 2
A 2 2 0 4
E 0 0

With capo on fret 2.

E	E	E	E7
A	Fm	A	Fm

Hurt – Nine Inch Nails (Johnny Cash version)

Verse
Am	Am	C	D

Chorus
G	Am	F	C

Please Please Please – The Smiths

Capo on fret 2. Let the high E string ring throughout.

Verse
C   G   C   G
Em  F   G   G

Chorus
F   G   C B F
F   G   Am  Am7
F   G   C   C7

Stronger – Sugababes

Note the interesting Am to A change and then back again. You can also play around with Am7 and F7. The interlude is a Dm but with a descending root and an extra bar just for fun.

Repeat the first block twice, then the interlude, followed by two more choruses and finish on the A.

Intro
Am

Verse
F   Am  F   Am
F   Am  F   Am

Bridge
Dm  F   E   E7

Chorus
F   Dm  A   A
F   Dm  A   A
Interlude
Dm  C#  C   B
Dm  C#  C   E   E7

Don’t Think Twice – Bob Dylan

Essential finger picking classic. Capo on 4th fret. See Gareth Evans’s lesson.

Intro
C   G   Am  Am
F   G   C   C

Verse
C   G   Am  Am
F   F   C   G
C   G   Am  Am
D7  D7  G   G7

Chorus
C   G   C7  C7
F   F   D7  D7
C   G   Am  F
C   G   C   C

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

Not such a weird progession but it wanders around enough to need to write it down. Repeat four times.

Intro
C   Am  C   Am

Verse
C   Am  C   Am
F   G   C   G
C   F G Am  F
G   E7  Am Am

Chorus
F   F   Am  Am
F   F   C  G

Freedom – George Michael

The song revolves around C but the bridge takes it to Cm! With a descending bassline before ultimately resolving back to C.

Chorus
C   A#  F   C
C   A#  F   C

Verse
G   F   C   C
G   F   C   C
G   F   C   C
G   F   C   C

Bridge
Cm  B   A#  A
Cm  B   A#  G7

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