How To Play Manhattan

English: Sara Bareilles live at De Melkweg Ams...
English: Sara Bareilles live at De Melkweg Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16th June 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



 I like to play Sara Bareilles' Love Song. Another favorite of mine is Manhattan because the tempo is a slow shuffle with 3/4 time signature. I play it in the Key of A. I believe she wrote this song after ending a long-lasting relationship.



If you like Sara's style of music, you'll find other song chords in Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest Songbook.

Manhattan


Intro

A5  Amaj9  A5  C#m  C#m/G#
F#m7  Fmaj7(no5)
 
Verse 1

A5              Amaj9/G#
You can have Manhattan
F#m7               Amaj7/E
I know its for the best
     A5            Amaj9/G#
Ill gather up the avenues
F#m7(add4)              Dsus2/F
And leave them on your doorstep
D(add2)         Dsus2/C#
And Ill tip toe away
Bm7(add4)            Asus
So you wont have to say
A5             A/C#  A/G#  F#m7(add4)  Fmaj7(no5)
You heard me leave

Verse 2

A5            Amaj9/G#
You can have Manhattan
F#m7(add4)            A(add2)/E
I know it’s what you want
A5                    Amaj9/G#
The bustle and the buildings
F#m7(add4)          Dsus2/F
The weather in the fall
D(add2)              Asus2/C#
And I’ll bow out of place
Bm7(add4)         Asus
To save you some space
F#m          Amaj7/E
For somebody new

Chorus

D6
You can have Manhattan
Dm
Cause I can’t have you

Interlude

A   Amaj9/C# Amaj9/G# F#m11 Fmaj7b5 


Verse 
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A5             Amaj9/G#
You can have Manhattan
F#m7(add4)           A(add2)/E
The one we used to share
A5                     Amaj9/G#
The one where we were laughing
F#m7(add4)                Dsus2/F
And drunk on just being there
D(add2)        Asus2/C#
Hang on to the reverie
Bm7(add4)              Asus
Could you do that for me?
F#m               Amaj7/E B7/D#
Cause I’m just too sad to

Chorus

D6
You can have Manhattan
Dm
Cause I can’t have you

Bridge

E(add4)  Esus2/4  E

D(add2)  Dsus2/C#  Bm7(add4) Asus
And so it goes
    E/G#
One fight after the other
     Dm7               Dm9     Em7  A(add2)
Til black and white begin to color in
E/G#  F#m7  A/E
And I know
      D            Dmaj9
That holding us in place
          Dm(maj7)                A5
Is simply fear of what’s already changed

Interlude

Amaj9/G#   F#m7(add4)   A(add2)  A5
Amaj9/C#  Amaj9/G#  F#m  Fmaj7(no5)

Verse

A5             Amaj9/G#
You can have Manhattan
F#m7(add4)           A(add2)/E
I’ll settle for the beach
     A5              Amaj9/G#
And sunsets facing westward
F#m7(add4)            Fmaj7b5 
With sand beneath my feet
Dsus           A(add2)/C#
I’ll wish this away
Asus2/B          Asus2
This missing the days
     F#m        C#/G#      Amja7/E  B/D#
When I was one half of two

Chorus

D6
You can have Manhattan
Dm                  A5
Cause I can’t have you

Outro
 
Amaj9/G# F#m7(add4) Esus
 
*A(add2)  Amaj9/C#  Amaj9/G#
F#m7(add4)  Fmaj7b5* repeat 

Well, have fun with the song and let me know how it goes.

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