Sufjan Stevens - Chicago

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This is a banjo transcription of Chicago. Sufjan plays it for WNYC (New York Public Radio). 
The link is from an excellent blog MusicIsArt but here is the link for the actual song (it is on the
right side of the page, look for "download file"): 
 
Chicago
 
 
Items of note:
  • He plays a chorus right after the first verse without lyrics.
  • When he plays the choruses he really accentuates the F (10th fret, g-string). 

Tabbed by Michael Lavrisha


Verse:

D:---5---5---5---5-|--8---8---8---8-|
B:---5---5---5---5-|--8---8---8---8-|
G:-5---5---5---5---|7---7---7---7---|
D:-----------------|----------------|

D:---8---8---8---8-|--7---7---7---7-|
B:---6---6---6---6-|--6---6---6---6-|
G:-5---5---5---5---|5---5---5---5---|
D:-----------------|----------------|


Chorus:

D:----10----10----10---10-|---8----8----8----8-|
B:----8-----8-----8----8--|---8----8----8----8-|
G:-10----10----10---10----|10---10---10---10---|
D:------------------------|--------------------|

D:----12----12----12----12-|---10----10----10----10-|
B:----11----11----11----11-|---10----10----10----10-|
G:-10----10----10----10----|10----10----10----10----|
D:-------------------------|------------------------|


I fell in love again
All things go, all things go
Drove to Chicago
All things know, all things know
We sold our clothes to the state
I don't mind, I don't mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind

(optional chorus, in the recording doesn't sing this second chorus)
You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go


I drove to New York
In a van, with my friend
We slept in parking lots
I don't mind, I don't mind
I was in love with the place
In my mind, in my mind
I made a lot of mistakes
In my mind, in my mind


You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go


If I was crying
In the van, with my friend
It was for freedom
From myself and from the land
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes

 
You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go
 
 
You came to take us
All things go, all things go
To recreate us
All things grow, all things grow
We had our mindset
All things know, all things know
You had to find it
All things go, all things go