Closing Time Chord Chart
by Semisonic


Welcome to my Closing Time chord chart by the band Semisonic. This was a classic song released in the late 90s which is actually pretty easy to learn because the chord progression is so consistent. The strumming pattern can be a little challenging for beginners but we can always simplify.

Also, in this song there is one random Bb that pops in that can be very difficult for beginner players. If you know how to do a power chord, you can always use that. When I play with students along with a track, we usually just skip playing that chord for the 4 beats it's played and jump right back in. Alternatively, if you were playing by yourself, you could just skip the bridge and go right back into the chorus.

The chords in this songs are 2 beats each, that means there will be two chords in each measure.


Simple Strum:
G       D
1 2 +  3  4 +
D DU  D DU

Cooler Strum:
G             D
1 + 2 + a 3e + 4 +
D   D DU DUD D

If you want more help with learning more intricate strumming patterns, check out my Guitar Course.

Closing Time Chord Chart
by Semisonic

Intro: G - D - Am - C (repeat 4 times)

The tab below is played over the strumming pattern

   G           D            Am          C
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-12----12----15----12-----12----12----13----12----------------------------
G|----12----12----12----12-----12----12----12----12-------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------

|G           D  | | Am               C |       |G               D  |     | Am     C |
Closing time Open all the doors and let you out into the world
|G           D | | Am                C |               |  G                    D |  | Am  C |
Closing time Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl
|G           D | |Am                    C       |     |G                 D      |    | Am    C|
Closing time One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer
|G           D | |Am                       C|                       | G      D |  | Am     C |
Closing time  You don't have to go home but you can't stay   here                                 

Chorus:
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |     |G           D | | Am                      C|
   I know who I want to take me home    I know who I want to take me home
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |      |G            D |  | Am    C|
   I know who I want to take me home    Take me home

|G            D | |Am        C |      | G             D |    | Am      C |
Closing time Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
|G           D | |Am                         C |                | G                      D |  | Am     C|
Closing time This room won't be open till your brothers or your sisters come
      |G                     D|    |Am                 C |   |  G                      D |     | Am     C |
So gather up your jackets move it to the exits I hope you have found a friend
|G           D | |Am             C         |                |  G                   D   |     |Am     C|
Closing time Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.. yeah

Chorus:
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |     |G           D | | Am                      C|
   I know who I want to take me home    I know who I want to take me home
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |      |G            D |  | Am    C|
   I know who I want to take me home    Take me home

Bridge:
Bb  G  (repeat 3 times)
G - D - Am - C (repeat 6 times)

|G            D |  |Am       C |      | G                   D |         | Am      C |
Closing time Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

Chorus:
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |     |G           D | | Am                      C|
   I know who I want to take me home    I know who I want to take me home
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |      |G            D |  | Am    C|
   I know who I want to take me home    Take me home
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |     |G           D | | Am                      C|
   I know who I want to take me home    I know who I want to take me home
|  G           D |  |Am                     C |      |G            D |  | Am    C|
   I know who I want to take me home    Take me home
G - D - Am - C (repeat 4 times)

|G           D | |Am             C         |                  |G                   D |        G (hold)
Closing time Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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