• Song:

    Poses

  • Artist:

    Rufus Wainwright

This by no means is a perfect tab, but I think this is good enough for now and may make
later. I'm not sure how manageable the chords are for guitarist since I'm a pianist, but 
explain some of the chords in an attempt to rationalize my choices:

//Roman Numerals in Parenthesis to make it a bit easier to transpose.//
//'m' indicates minor, 'o' indicates fully diminished, 'om' indicates half diminished.//
//!# indicates an explanation at the bottom.//
//Feel free to email (bottom) me if you have questions.//
//Hopefully I'm not being too patronizing.//

---Chords---
***Verse***
Db (I)
The yellow walls are lined with portraits
       Gbadd2 (IVadd2)
And I've got my new red fetching leather jacket
Bbom7 (viom7/#iio7? Not sure how to explain)
All these poses such beautiful poses
Ab9 (V9)
Makes any boy feel like picking up roses


DbThere's (x43121@1)never been such grave a matter
      Gbadd2
As comparing our new brand name black sunglasses
Bbom7
All these poses such beautiful poses
Ab9Makes (x3434x@1)any boy feel as pretty as princes

***Bridge***
Ebmadd2
The green autumnal parks conducting
        Bo7 add 6 !1
And the city streets a wondrous chorus singing
Bbom7
All these poses oh how can you blame me
Ab9Life (x3434x@1)is a game and true love is a trophy

***Chorus***
!2  Db  Ab
And you said
Db (x43121@1)     Ab7/Gb     Bb/FWatch (102220@1)my head about it
     Ab (xx1114@1)     Db (x43121@1)     Ab7/Gb     Bb/FBaby (102220@1)you said watch my head about it
AbMy (xx1114@1)head about it
DbOh (x43121@1)no oh no oh no
Ab (xx1114@1)           DbOh (x43121@1)no oh no no kidding

//Chords repeated with other variations.//
***Verse***
Reclined amongst these packs of reasons
For to smokes the days away into the evenings
All these poses of classical torture
Ruined my mind like a snake in the orchard

I did go from wanting to be someone now
I'm drunk and wearing flip - flops on Fifth Avenue
Once you've fallen from classical virtue
Won't have a soul for to wake up and hold you

***Bridge***
In the green autumnal parks conducting
All the city streets a wondrous chorus
Singing all these poses now no longer boyish
Made me a man ah but who cares what that it

***Chorus***
And you said watch my head about it
Baby you said watch my head about it
My head about it
Oh no oh no oh no
Oh no oh no well you said
Watch my head about it
Baby you said watch my head about it
My head about it
Oh no oh no oh no
Oh no oh no no kidding !3


!1. I'm not entirely sure how to explain this. The notes I hear are Ab, B, Db, D, and F. 
on the piano, I hear this:
Left Hand:
Rhythm:  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
Notes:   Db (x43121@1)F (133211@1)     Ab (xx1114@1)F (133211@1)     AbRight (xx1114@1)Hand:
Rhythm:  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
Notes:   F (133211@1) B (x2444x@1) Ab (xx1114@1)D (xx0232@1)         B (x2444x@1) AbI (xx1114@1)would explain this as a #vio7 overlapping the I to create tension.

!2. The chorus chords aren't completely correct, but they more or less work. It's mainly 
IV, V chords as the bass note steps up the scale for each new chord.

!3. The final chord sounds like a suspension from Gbm/Db to Db major, seems to work as a 
cadence.

If you have more to add or have questions, please email at PBlackII@live.com. I hope 
helps some people.

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