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Did You Know? A Long December is about singer Adam Duritz visiting a female friend in hospital who was hit by a car every day for a winter then leaving to record the album in the late afternoons and evenings.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Yellow Belt

Most Advanced Rhythm: White Belt

Most Advanced Chord Change: Yellow Belt (White Belt when played with Django chords only)

White Belt Level

Counting Crows, A Long December Chords

Chords:

Capo 3rd Fret

Django G Chord

Django Em Chord

Django D Chord

Django A Chord


Key: F


Tempo: 142 bpm

Strumming Patterns:

"The Miss 2 Rhythm":

|D    (miss)    D    D U |

Chorus bar 8:

|D    D    (rest) (rest) |

Quiet Chorus:

|D    (miss)    D    (miss) |

Intro -

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - (rest) |(rest)|


Verse -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G (let ring) |G - - - |


(G)A long De(D)cember and there's (A)reason to be(Em)lieve

Maybe (G)this year will be (D)better than the (Gx2)last

(Em) I can't re(G)member the (D)last thing that you (A)said

as you were (Em)leaving now the (D)days go by so (Gx2)fast


Chorus -

||D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - (rest) |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And it's (D)one more day up (G)in the canyons (Emx2)

And it's (D)one more night in (G)Hollywood (Emx2)

If you (D)think that I could (G)be forgiven...(Emx2) I wish you (D)would. Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah


Verse 2 -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G (rest) | (rest) |


(G) The smell of (D)hospitals in (A)winter 

And the (Em)feeling that it's (G)all a lot of (D)oysters, but no (Gx2)pearls

(Em) All at (G)once you look (D)across a crowded (A)room

To see the (Em)way that light at(D)taches to a (Gx2)girl


Chorus -

||D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - (rest) |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And it's (D)one more day up (G)in the canyons (Emx2)

And it's (D)one more night in (G)Hollywood (Emx2)

If you (D)think you might come to (G)California..(Emx22) I think you (D)should. Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah


Middle 8 - (With Solo)

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


Verse 3 -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G - - - | G - - - |


(G) Drove up to (D)Hillside Manor (A)sometime after (Em)two a.m. And (G)talked a little (D)while about the (Gx2)year

(Em) I guess the (G)winter makes you (D)laugh a little (A)slower makes you (Em)talk a little (D)lower about

the (Gx2)things you could not show her


Verse 4 -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G (let ring) | rest | rest | rest |


And it's been a (G)long De(D)cember and there's (A)reason to (Em)believe maybe (G)this year will be (D)better than the (Gx2)last

(Em) I can't re(G)member all the (D)times I tried to (A)tell myself to hold (Em)on to these (D)moments as they (G)pass


Chorus (quiet) -

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - | x 2

|D - - - |G - - - |Em (let ring)|(rest) |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And it's one (D)more day up (G)in the can(Emx2)yon

And it's (D)one more night in (G)Hollywood (Emx2)

It's (D)so long since I've (G)seen the oc(Emx2)ean...guess I (D)should. Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah


Ending -

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


(D) Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah

Final Chord Strum: Em


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Yellow Belt Level

Counting Crows, A Long December Chords

Chords:

Capo 3rd Fret

Open G Chord

Open Em Chord

Open D Chord

Open A Chord


Key: F


Tempo: 142 bpm

Strumming Patterns:

"The Miss 2 Rhythm":

|D    (miss)    D    D U |

Chorus bar 8:

|D    D    (rest) (rest) |

Quiet Chorus:

|D    (miss)    D    (miss) |

Intro -

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - (rest) |(rest)|


Verse -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G (let ring) |G - - - |


(G)A long De(D)cember and there's (A)reason to be(Em)lieve

Maybe (G)this year will be (D)better than the (Gx2)last

(Em) I can't re(G)member the (D)last thing that you (A)said

as you were (Em)leaving now the (D)days go by so (Gx2)fast


Chorus -

||D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - (rest) |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And it's (D)one more day up (G)in the canyons (Emx2)

And it's (D)one more night in (G)Hollywood (Emx2)

If you (D)think that I could (G)be forgiven...(Emx2) I wish you (D)would. Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah


Verse 2 -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G (rest) | (rest) |


(G) The smell of (D)hospitals in (A)winter 

And the (Em)feeling that it's (G)all a lot of (D)oysters, but no (Gx2)pearls

(Em) All at (G)once you look (D)across a crowded (A)room

To see the (Em)way that light at(D)taches to a (Gx2)girl


Chorus -

||D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - || x2

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - (rest) |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And it's (D)one more day up (G)in the canyons (Emx2)

And it's (D)one more night in (G)Hollywood (Emx2)

If you (D)think you might come to (G)California..(Emx22) I think you (D)should. Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah


Middle 8 - (With Solo)

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


Verse 3 -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G - - - | G - - - |


(G) Drove up to (D)Hillside Manor (A)sometime after (Em)two a.m. And (G)talked a little (D)while about the (Gx2)year

(Em) I guess the (G)winter makes you (D)laugh a little (A)slower makes you (Em)talk a little (D)lower about

the (Gx2)things you could not show her


Verse 4 -

|G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |Em - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |G - - - |D - - - |A - - - |

|Em - - - |D - - - |G (let ring) | rest | rest | rest |


And it's been a (G)long De(D)cember and there's (A)reason to (Em)believe maybe (G)this year will be (D)better than the (Gx2)last

(Em) I can't re(G)member all the (D)times I tried to (A)tell myself to hold (Em)on to these (D)moments as they (G)pass


Chorus (quiet) -

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - | x 2

|D - - - |G - - - |Em (let ring)|(rest) |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


And it's one (D)more day up (G)in the can(Emx2)yon

And it's (D)one more night in (G)Hollywood (Emx2)

It's (D)so long since I've (G)seen the oc(Emx2)ean...guess I (D)should. Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah


Ending -

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |Em - - - |


(D) Nana(G)nana(Em)nanana(G)nanana

(D) Nana(G)nana(Emx2)yeah

Final Chord Strum: Em


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