Suzanne Vega
Marlene On The Wall (Guitar chord)

"Marlene on the wall"

words & music by Suzanne Vega

!!!set capo on 1st fret!!!!

(So all these chords below are one halfstep higher recorded!)

Tempo is 112

Chord-List: (if you wanna play w/o capo, increase the fret-nr by one)

chord F A# d# g# c f

E 0 2 2 1 0 0

Esus4 0 2 2 2 0 0

F#msus4 2 2 2 2 2 2

Amaj9 X 0 2 1 0 0

Aadd2 X 2 2 2 2 0

Em7 0 2 0 0 0 0

Cmaj7 X 3 2 0 0 0

C6 X 3 2 2 1 0

Bm7sus4 X 2 4 2 5 2

Bm7 X 2 4 4 3 2

G/C X 3 0 0 0 3

D X X 0 2 3 2

D/C X 3 0 2 3 2 (you can also play simple D)

Intro: E | Esus4 | F#msus4 | Amaj9

(Last warning: these are the chords for guits w/ capo on 1st fred.

If you play bass or w/o capo, the intro is F|Fsus4|Gm7sus4|Bbmaj9 etc.)


[E]Even if I am in love with you all

[Esus4]this to say what's it to you? Ob-

[F#msus4]serve the blood the rose tatoo of the

[Aadd2]fingerprints on me from you.

[E]other evidence has shown that

[Esus4]you and I are still alone we

[F#msus4]skirt around the danger zone and don't

[Aadd2]talk about it later.


[Em7]Marlene watches from the walls

[Cmaj7]her mocking [C6]smile says it all

[Bm7sus4]as she records[Bm7] the rise and

[Cmaj7]fall of every soldier passing

[Em7]but the only soldier now is me

[Cmaj7]I'm fighting things[C6] I cannot

[Bm7sus4]see. I think its [Bm7]called my desti-

[G/C]ny but [D/C]I [G/C]am [Cmaj9]changing

[D] Marlene on the wall

[Cmaj7] | [D] | [Cmaj7] (Well I)


[E]Walk to your house in the afternoon by the

[Esus4]butcher shop with the saw-dust strewn

[F#msus4]"don't give away the goods too soon" is

[Aadd2]what you might have told me and I

[E]tried so hard to resist when you

[Esus4]held me in your handsome fist and re

[F#msus4]minded me of the night we kissed and of

[Aadd2]why I should be leaving


3. Instrumental

CHORUS (on last [Cmaj7] words are: "And")

repeat 1st verse

(additional lyrics are "And I" within last bar of 1st verse)


[E]tried so hard to resist

[Esus4]held me in your handsome fist and re-

[F#msus4]minded me of the night we kissed and of

[Aadd2]why I should be leaving.


[Em7]Marlene watches from the wall

[Cmaj7]her mocking [C6]smile says it all

[Bm7sus4]as she records the rise and

[Cmaj7]fall of every

[Em7]but the only now is me

[Cmaj7]I'm fighting things [C6]I cannot

[Bm7sus4]see I think it's [Bm7]called my desti-

[G/C]ny but [D/C]I [G/C]am [Cmaj9]changing


[Cmaj7] | [D] | [Cmaj7] | [D] | [Cmaj7] | [E]

nice song but not that easy...

have fun!

Erik Pischel

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