Impossible Germany Chords

08Sep07

I love “Impossible Germany” from Wilco’s new album Sky Blue Sky. I googled around and didn’t find a single tab or chord chart. So I figured out the chords. I haven’t figured out anything about the intro riff or the solo (that’s usually not the kind of stuff that I can transcribe), but I’m pretty sure about the chords. Here’s how they go:

INTRO CHORDS

[Am7] [Cmaj7] (repeat)

VERSES

[Am7sus4] Impossible [Am7] Germany
[Cmaj7] Unlikely Japan [Cmaj7 add augmented 4]

[G] Wherever you go [Em7]
Wherever you land [Am7] [Am7sus4] [Am7] [Am7sus4] [Am7]
[Am7sus4] I’ll say what this [Am7] means to me
[Cmaj7] I’ll do what I can [Cmaj7 add augmented 4]

[G] Impossible [Em7] Germany
Unlikely [Am7sus4] Japan [Am7] [Am7sus4] [Am7] [Am7sus4] [Am7]

[Cmaj7] The fundamental [Am7] problem
[Cmaj7] We all need to [Am7] face
[G] This is [Em7] important
But I [Am7] know you’re not [Cmaj7] listening
Oh I [Am7] know you’re not [Cmaj7] listening

[Chords above repeat for this verse]
If this was still new to me
I wouldn’t understand

Impossible Germany
Unlikely Japan

But this is what love is for
To be out of place
Gorgeous and alone
Face to face

With no larger problems
That need to be erased
Nothing more important than to know
Someone’s listening
Now I know
You’ll be listening

OUTRO
[G] [Em7] [Am7]

CHORDS

 Am7  Am7    Cmaj7 Cmaj7    G    Em7
      sus4         + aug 4
-------------0--------0------3---3-----
-1----3------0--------0------3---3-----
-0----0------0--------0------0---0-----
-2----2------2--------4------0---2-----
-0----0------3--------3------x---2-----
-----------------------------3---0-----
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