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 #8377  by d-v-s
 Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:18 am
I've never heard the studio version of this, so the chords posted here may be correct for that, but I think the live versions were different. The way it's written here, the verse chords go: C - Bb - Dm - C - G - C - G.

In live versions that I've heard, the verses don't end with a C-G. They hold the G, then transition to the next line with an Am Bm C, with the C starting the next line, so the chord progression looks more like this: C - Bb - Dm - C - G - Am - Bm, then into the C for the next line.

 #8381  by wisedyes
 Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:29 am
I always throw in the A minor and B minor chords, as well. Maybe they aren't listed because they are really just passing chords, and not really necessary to the song.

 #8386  by tigerstrat
 Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:48 am
I can't really tell what either of you guys are saying here, but I don't think there is a B minor anywhere in the song.

 #8395  by wisedyes
 Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:01 pm
They're just passing chords ( or single notes, either way works ) used as a walk up from the G at the end of each verse to the C at the beginning of a new verse.

 #8399  by tigerstrat
 Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:13 pm
OIC now. The B would be a single note at lead guitar and imho would probably be better represented chordally as a G/B than a Bm

 #22299  by IamDocWatson
 Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:32 pm
i actually do it like

.....c / / / | G / / / | G G F G |
i just use different voicings of triads each time for the gfg hits at the end, i dont get to heavy with full bar chords or anything just cool triads

and then before the chorus to Am i go G F E7| Am....

 #22303  by strumminsix
 Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:35 am
2 diff endings:

Verse to Verse = G Am7 Bm
Verse to Chorus = G Am7 E7

 #28710  by GratefulFloyd
 Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:40 pm
a little inept here, but would you be willing to tab those two transitions out?

 #28779  by BlobWeird
 Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:48 pm
Hmm well I dont do any of that nor do I really play the C G C G or w/e. I just jam G maj pentatonic riffs through that part hittin on the C and so on when appropriate. This is goin by alot of the 73 versions I hear.

 #28803  by shakedown_04092
 Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:55 pm
I play it exactly as it is on this site. I think I've played along to a later version, say 94ish? But I do hang on that C G C G at the end of the 2nd line, just as it is at the end of the verse before you hit the chorus. Kinda does a little side-step there for a second.