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Long Slow Slide (tabs)

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Long Slow Slide
Tabbed byBreAnn S
TuningDADF#GD
CapoNone
Long Slow Slide by Jewel
Tabbed by BreAnn S.
DADF#AD Tuning, No capo, 12/8 Time, Dotted Quarter Note = ~60 
                                      (metronomeonline.com)

Chords: Em11 = 222100    D = 000000     Gadd9 = 550500    
        Aadd4 = 770700   D* = 12 12 12 12 12 12 (all harmonics)
        D5 = 050004   DMaj9 = 040002    Bm7 = X20000    
        Dadd2 = 070005    D@9 = 090007

Intro:    Em11    D    Em11    D	

Verse 1:   Palm-muting while strumming

     Em11                      D
The lights are bright in the circus 

    Em11                                  
The geeks and the freaks all light cigarettes, 
      D
And laugh at your misery 
           Em11                     D        
While the weight of the curtain closing crushes your heart 
      Em11                          D
The inertia of loneliness tears your flesh apart

CHORUS: 

       Gadd9           
It's a long slow slide 	   
       Em11  
It's a long slow slide 	   
       Aadd4           D*
It's a long slow slide...down

Verse 2: 

         Em11                                   
Once the neon is gone 
                  D
There's still that golden splinter at your side 
     Em11                                   
His manners are charming, but who are you fooling - 
       D
You are still nobody's bride 
      Em11                      D
And Bukowski's widow haunts each 
(D)
Empty seat on the Ferris wheel 
         Em11                             
As ghoulish lovers collide 
        D
In a collage of kisses that they steal

REPEAT CHORUS 

Bridge:   D5   DMaj9    Bm7    (2X)    
          D5    Dadd2    D@9   D5    DMaj9    Bm7

Verse 3: 

Em11                                         
    And outside the window 
                       D
The circus crackles and lurches with rings of smoke 
Em11                                               
    You laugh half-heartedly at the punch line 
        D
Not realizing they've made you the joke 

Em11                                  D
Inside my heart a war is raging in regions still untamed 

        Em11                                     D
The worst fear I can imagine is for the mystery to be named 

   Em11                    D
Is for the mystery to be named

LAST CHORUS: 

       Gadd9                          
It's a long slow slide 	   
       Em11  
It's a long slow slide 	   
       Aadd4           
It's a long slow slide...
       Gadd9                       
It's a long slow slide 	   
       Em11  
It's a long slow slide 	   
       Aadd4           D*
It's a long slow slide...down