Arcade Fire - Brazil Guitar Chords

Arcade Fire

alternative rock, canadian indie, chamber pop, garage rock

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: E, F#m, G#m, C#, D, Am
BRAZIL - The Arcade Fire
Tabbed by: Alex W. (greensea)
Tuning: Standard

Brazil is a rearrangement of the song Aquarela do Brasil, originally written in 1939.
been recorded a whole bunch of times, and was used to great effect as a theme for Terry
1984 classic, also named Brazil. This version is the b-side for the Arcade Fire's Cold 
and Rebellion (Lies) singles.

The song opens with a distinctive chromatic melody, up and down from B to C#. Here it is
a few different octaves.

Pick and choose one or more of these positions to play, depending on what you like the of.

CHROMATIC MELODY
e|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|-0-1-2--0-1-2-2-1-|
G|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|
A|-2-3-4--2-3-4-4-3-|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|

e|------------------|-------------------------|
B|------------------|-------------------------|
G|------------------|-------------------------|
D|------------------|-9-10-11--9-10-11-11-10-9|
A|------------------|-------------------------|
E|-7-8-9--7-8-9-9-8-|-------------------------|

[Intro]
N.C.
Play the chromatic melody twice.
E
Play the chromatic melody twice more.

[Verse]
E                                      F#m
Brazil, where hearts were entertaining June

We stood beneath an amber moon
                                G#m
And softly whispered, "One day soon"
   F#m         G#m
We kissed and clung together

C# D C#                              D C#
Then   - tomorrow was another day
                                     D C#
The morning found me miles away
                               F#m
With still a million things to say
    Am                                E
And now, the twilight moves the sky above
                          F#m
Recalling thrills of our love
                              G#m
There's one thing I'm certain of
   F#m    G#m      F#m     E
Return, I will, to old Brazil

[Bridge]
E
Play the chromatic melody four times.

Repeat [VERSE]
Repeat [BRIDGE] ending on E.

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