The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17477   Message #170744
Posted By: emily rain
30-Jan-00 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Gracias a la Vida (Violeta Parra)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Gracias ala Vida
all right, kiddo, i gave it a try and this is what i came up with. chords are inserted just before the syllable that they begin on:

[start out by strumming Am]
Gracias a la [E]vida que me ha dado [Am]tanto
Me dio dos lu[G]ceros que cuando los [C]abro
Perfecto dis[Gm]tingo lo negro del [F]blanco
Y en el alto [E]cielo su fondo estre[Am]llado
Y en las multi[E]tudes el hombre que yo [Am]amo

i would abbreviate that:

E - Am -
G - C -
Gm - F -
E - Am -
E - Am -

if we were to use the rise up singing chords listed above, the first line would look like this:

Gracias a la [Dm]vida [E] que me ha dado [Am]tanto [C]

with the E and the C falling in the middle of the sustained syllables. i'm not a big fan of that Dm there, but that's obviously a matter of taste. it works alright either way.

i hope that helped! let me know if it didn't and i'll see what else i can come up with. ^^