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Half the world away - Oasis

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fingersnfumbs
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Another nice acoustic song from Oasis.

Those in the UK should be familiar with the tune if you've ever watched the Royle Family.

Strumming pattern is the old favourite dduudu except:

On the chord progressions C to C/B where there are two down stokes each on these two chords.
Also at the end of the chorus for the Fmaj7 and the Fm this is held for two measures and for the second measure I just strum a lazy dududu

OK on to the chords, looks a lot but the progressions are nice and easy.

C C/F C/B Am D7 E7 D7sus2 G5 G5/F Fmaj7 Fm
E X X X X X 0 X 3 X X 1
A 3 X 2 0 X 2 X X X 3 3
D 2 2 X 2 0 2 0 0 3 3 3
G 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1
B 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 3 1 1
E 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 1

The Fm is a barre but as you're almost there with the Fmaj7 the change should be fairly painless, well apart from the G string ;-)

Intro

C C/F C C/F

Verse 1
C C/F
I would like to leave this city
C C/F
This old town don't smell too pretty
C C/B Am D7 C/F
And I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
C C/F
And when I leave this island
C C/F
I'll book myself into a soul asylum
C C/b Am D7 C/F
Cause I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

Chorus:
Am C E7 Am
So here I go still scratching around in the same old hole
C/F D7sus2 G5 G5/F
My body feels young but my mind is very old
Am C
So what do you say?
E7 Am
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Fmaj7
You're half the world away
Fm
Half the world away
C C/B Am
Half the world away
D7 C/F C/F
I've been lost I've been found but I don't feel down.

C C/F C C/F

Verse 2:
C C/F
And when I leave this planet
C C/F
You know I'd stay but I just can't stand it
C C/B Am D7 C/F
And I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
C C/F
And if I could leave this spirit
C C/F
I'd find me a hole and I'll live in it
C C/B Am D7 C/F
And I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

Chorus 2:

Am C E7 Am
So here I go still scratching around in the same old hole
C/F D7sus2 G5 G5/F
My body feels young but my mind is very old
Am C
So what do you say?
E7 Am
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Fmaj7
You're half the world away
Fm
Half the world away
C C/B Am
Half the world away
D7 C/F C/F
I've been lost I've been found but I don't feel down.

Outro

C C/F C C/F Repeat until bored


   
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stan ton
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Great song. very well presented..!
Going to impress my son with this tonight as he is an Oasis nut...
Many thanks Fingers..


   
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Vic Lewis VL
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Yeah, nice job. fingers .....

Seen this tabbed a few different ways - I actually use the Fmaj7 instead of the C/B throughout, and where there's a change from |C to C/B then Am, I use a G chord for the C/B - just as effective, and twice as easy....

I still like Oasis, and I loved the Royle Family - so much like my own dear family....except I'm usually in front of the computer rather than the TV.....

Oh and welcome to GN by the way....yay! another Brit.....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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mattguitar
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Vic

Yeah i play it like that too - but have also seen it tabbed a number of ways.

Oasis, interesting isn't it how bands come and go fashion wise. I hear that their last album os one of their best in years, yet it hasn't done particularly well commercially (in comparison).

Good band, can really work a crowd.

All the best

Matt


   
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Rich_Halford
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Thanks for presenting this, its excellent. However, I find it hard to mute notes, something I must work on, so I have tweaked this slightly (based on all your hard work!) to make it easier for me... Not sure how to present it as neatly as you did, so I'll just copy and paste and hope it comes out kind of okay. Might give people some options to pick and choose between the two. regards,

Rich.

C Fmaj7 C/B Am D7 E7 D7sus2 G G7 Fmaj7 Fm
E 3 X X X X 0 X 3 3 X 1
A 3 3 2 0 X 2 X 2 2 3 3
D 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
G 0 2 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1
B 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
E 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 1

Intro

C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7

Verse 1
C Fmaj7
I would like to leave this city
C Fmaj7
This old town don't smell too pretty
C C/B Am D7 Fmaj7
And I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
C Fmaj7
And when I leave this island
C Fmaj7
I'll book myself into a soul asylum
C C/B Am D7 Fmaj7
Cause I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

Chorus:
Am C E7 Am
So here I go still scratching around in the same old hole
Fmaj7 D7sus2 G G7
My body feels young but my mind is very old
Am C
So what do you say?
E7 Am
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Fmaj7
You're half the world away
Fm
Half the world away
C C/B Am
Half the world away
D7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7
I've been lost I've been found but I don't feel down.

C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7

Verse 2:
C Fmaj7
And when I leave this planet
C Fmaj7
You know I'd stay but I just can't stand it
C C/B Am D7 Fmaj7
And I can feel the warning signs running around my mind
C Fmaj7
And if I could leave this spirit
C Fmaj7
I'd find me a hole and I'll live in it
C C/B Am D7 Fmaj7
And I can feel the warning signs running around my mind

Chorus 2:

Am C E7 Am
So here I go still scratching around in the same old hole
Fmaj7 D7sus2 G G7
My body feels young but my mind is very old
Am C
So what do you say?
E7 Am
You can't give me the dreams that are mine anyway
Fmaj7
You're half the world away
Fm
Half the world away
C C/B Am
Half the world away
D7 Fmaj7 Fmaj7
I've been lost I've been found but I don't feel down.

Outro

C Fmaj7 C Fmaj7 Repeat until bored


   
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