I apologize for the lapse in time since posting. One thing I am finding less and less of is free time even with one in college and only three remaining in the house! Time I had some time alone!
One of the classics of my high school years, this song was immensely popular, even with non-R.E.M. fans, and was used in many different contexts. I could play it, but apparently not correctly. There is definitely some classic Peter Buck chords going on in this one. And to me a surprising shift in the verse.
I’m changing up the chord finder I’m using. I probably ought to take pictures of the chords–the chord finder website I was using apparently is not working properly at the moment. I am sorry for that. There is a lot of time and effort that has been expended there.
So a good video of Peter Buck playing this song is below. It is from 1989, so it is contemporary.
Here’s what I think is going on from the video.
Bridge to Chorus: A#, Am
Chorus: G, D, Am, Cm7
At end of chorus:
Bridge: G, C*, G, C*, F (with some Fsus4 thrown in)
*probably the C6/E
I’ll get around to trying to record this and insert that video right here!