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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

from the album Up From Below released in 2009

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Lyrics

Intro

Bm ... D ... D ... G ... (x2, see riff below)

Verse

[her] Bm Alabama, Arkansas D I do love my ma and pa G Not the way that I do love you [him] Well, holy moly me-ho-my You're the apple of my eye Girl, I've never loved one like you [her] Man oh man, you're by best friend I scream it to the nothingness There ain't nothing that I need [him] Well, hot and heavy pumpkin pie Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ Ain't nothing please me more than you

Chorus

[both] Bm D Oh, home... let me go home G Home is wherever I'm with you Oh, home... let me go ho-oh-ome Home is wherever I'm with you

Refrain

(with trumpet) Em ... D . A ... Em ... D . A . Em ... D . G ... Bm A D G La, la, la, la... take me home A (let ring) Mother, I'm coming home (intro chords) [him] I follow you into the park Through the jungle, through the dark Girl, I've never loved one like you [her] Moats and boats and waterfalls Alleyways and pay-phone calls I've been everywhere with you (that's true) [him] Laugh until we think we'll die Barefoot on a summer night Never could be sweeter than with you [her] And in the streets, you running free Like it's only you and me Geez, you're something to see [both] Oh, home... let me go home Home is wherever I'm with you Oh, home... let me go ho-oh-ome Home is where I belong with you ... La, la, la, la... take me home Daddy, I'm coming home (intro chords, with spoken verse) Him: Jade? Her: Alexander... Him: Do you remember that day you fell outta my window? Her: I sure do, you came jumping out after me Him: Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, you were bleeding all over the place, I rushed you off to the hospital, you remember that? Her: Yes, I do Him: Well, there's something I never told you about that night Her: What didn't you tell me Him: Well, while you were sitting in the back seat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last, I was falling deeply, deeply in love with you... and I never told you until just now Her: Awwwwwww....! [both] Oh, home... let me go home Home is wherever I'm with you Oh, home... let me go ho-oh-ome Home is where I belong with you [him] Home, let me come home Home is wherever I'm with you [her] Ahh, home... yes, I am ho-oh-ome Home is when I'm alone with you Alabama, Arkansas I do love my ma and pa Moats and boats and waterfalls Alleyways and pay-phone calls Ahh.... ahh.... home is wherever I'm with you Ahh.... ahh.... home is I belong with you (repeat, end on G and let ring)

Notes & Tabs

Guitar Chords

Here is how to play the guitar chords used in this song.

e-|---2----2-----0----3----0----
B-|---3----3-----2----0----0----
G-|---2----4-----2----0----0----
D-|---0----4-----2----0----2----
A-|--------2-----0----2----2----
E-|-------------------3----0----
      D    Bm    A    G    Em 

Intro/Verse Riff

Here is how to play the relatively distinctive riff you hear repeated during the intro and the verses. Playing this riff is by no means necessary, but it is a good riff to add to your practice repertoire -- mastering the switch to the second D chord is tough at first, but ultimately a good pinky exercise. When switching to the second D chord, the trick is to lead with your pinky (onto the A string) -- and then letting the ring finger (on the D string) and index finger (on the G string) fall into place.

e-|---------------------|----------------------|-
B-|---------------------|----------------------|-
G-|---------------------|----------------------|-
D-|-----0---0---0---0---|------7---7---7---7---|-
A-|---2---2---2---2-----|---/5---5---5---5-----|-
E-|---------------------|----------------------|-
      Bm                     D 

 -|---------------------|----------------------||
 -|---------------------|----------------------||
 -|---------------2-----|----------------------||
 -|-----4---4---4---4---|----------------------||
 -|---5---5---5---------|-----2---2---2---2----||
 -|---------------------|---3---3---3---3------||
      D                     G 

Walk-up after the refrain

When you finish the refrain, use this walk-up to transition back into the repeated intro chords (that come before the next verse starts).

e-|------------
B-|------------
G-|------------
D-|------------
A-|--0--2--4---
E-|------------

Chord Progressions

Intro

| Bm . . . | D . . . | D . . . | G . . . |  (x2, with whistle)

Verse

"Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my ma and pa..."
| Bm . . . | D . . . | D . . . | G . . . |  (repeat)

Chorus

"Home, let me go home..."
| Bm . . . | D . . . | D . . . | G . . . |  (repeat)

Refrain

Trumpet section
| Em . . . | D . A . . . |
| Em . . . | D . A . |
| Em . . . | D . G . . . |
"La, la, la, la, take me home..."
| Bm . A . | D . G . . . |
| A  . . . | A . . . . . |

Song Info

Song: Home
Artist: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Album: Up From Below
Year: 2009
Label: Vagrant Records

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