• Song:

    Art Teacher

  • Artist:

    Rufus Wainwright

    ____________________
   / Rufus Wainwright  /  I think this song obviously is about a crush on his
  / The Art Teacher   /  art teacher. I love especially the second verse for
 / Want Two          /  it's line "And never could I tell him it was him". Do I
/___________________/  have to reapeat that Rufus is simply a genious? ;)


 *Intro:                                                          _E_A_D_G_B_E_
| Ebm/gb | Ebm/gb | Ebm/gb | Ebm/gb |                            | | | | | | | |
                                                          Ebm/gb | x 9 8 8 7 x |
                                                                 |             |
                                                            Bb/f | x 8 8 7 6 x |
 *1st Verse:                                                     |             |
| Ebm/gb | Ebm/gb | Bb/f | Bb/f |                        Bbdim/E | x 7 8 6 5 x |
                                                                 |             |
| Bbdim/E | Bbdim/E | Eb7sus4 | Eb7| (x32310@4)                   Eb7sus4 | x 6 6 6 4 x |
                                                                 |             |
| B/eb | B/eb | Gb| (244322@1)Gb| (244322@1)                                   Eb7| (x32310@4)x 6 5 6 4 x |
                                                                 |             |
| Abm| (133111@4)Abm| (133111@4)Abm/ (133111@4)A (x02220@1)name="chord_133111@4">Abm | gb |                            B/eb | x 6 4 4 4 x |
                                                                 |             |
                                                              Gb| (244322@1)2 4 4 3 2 2 |
                                                                 |             |
 *2nd & *3rd Verse:                                          Abm| (133111@4)4 6 6 4 4 4 |
similar to 1st verse, and extended with this:                    |             |
                                                               A| (x02220@1)5 7 7 6 5 5 |
| Abm| (133111@4)Abm| (133111@4)Abm| (133111@4)Abm| (133111@4)                                       |_____________|
                                                              _________________
| gb | gb | gb | gb |                                        |                 |
                                                        Abm7 | x 11 13 11 12 x |
                                                             |                 |
                                                       Bb/ab | x 11 12 10 11 x |
 *French Horn Interlude:                                     |                 |
similar to 1st verse, and extended with one | Gb |       B/a | x 12 13 11 12 x |
                                                             |                 |
                                                          Bb| (x1333x@1)x 13 12 10 11 x |
                                                             |                 |
 *Bridge:                                                  A| (x02220@1)x 12 11  9 10 x |
| Ebm/gb | Ebm/gb | Abm7 | Abm7 |                            |                 |
                                                   Abm(add9) | x 11  8  8  0 x |
| Bb/ab | Bb/ab | B/a / Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x02220@1">A |                               |                 |
                                                        B/gb | x  9  9  8  7 x |
| Abm(add9) | Abm(add9) |                                    |                 |
                                                         Ab7| (xx1112@1)x  x  6  8  7 8 |
| B/gb | B/gb | Ab7| (xx1112@1)Ab7| (xx1112@1)                                 |                 |
                                                      Abm7b5 | x  x  6  7  7 7 |
| Abm7b5 | E7| (020130@1)-/D | -/db -/B |                             |                 |
                                                          E7| (020130@1)x  7  6  7  5 x |
              5/4                                            |                 |
| Gb(addb13) | Gb(addb13) |                             E7/d | x  5  6  7  5 x |
 *check out the fill for these two bars                      |                 |
                                                       E7/db | x  4  6  7  5 x |
                                                             |                 |
                                                        E7/b | 7  x  6  7  5 x |
 *4th Verse:                                                 |                 |
similar to 2nd & 3rd verse, but hold the          Gb(addb13) | 2  4  4  3  3 x |
| Eb7| (x32310@4)for four bars and end after the                      |_|__|__|__|__|_|_|
second bar of | Gb |


   4/4                    5/4
   gb(addb13)             gb(addb13)
    +    +     +     +     +    +   +   +   +
  |---10-9---------------|-----------------------|
  |--------11------------|-----------------------|
  |-----------11---------|-----------------------|
  |-4------------12-11-8-|-----------------------|
  |----------------------|-9---------------------|
  |-2--------------------|---10---9---6---2------|


There I was in uniform
Looking at the art teacher
I was just a girl then
Never have I loved since then

He was not that much older than I was
He had taken our class to the Metropolitan Museum
He asked us what our favourite work of art was
And never could I tell it was him
Oh, I wish I could tell him
Oh, I wish I could have told him

I looked at the Rubens and Rembrandts
I liked the John Singer Sargents
He told me he liked Turner
Never have I turned since then
No, never have I turned to any other man

All this having been said
I married an executive company head
All this having been done
A Turner - I own one

And here I am in this uniformish, pant-suit sort of thing
Thinking of the art teacher
I was just a girl then
Never have I loved since then
No, never have I loved any other man


- 3rd /April /08
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