Echo Beach chords and lyrics

by Martha and the Muffins

  • Echo Beach was written by Mark Gane, from the Canadian new wave band - Martha and the Muffins.
  • Recorded: 1979
  • Released: 1980 from the album Metro Music.
  • Music: Key of Am in 4/4 time at ~ 163 bpm
  • Chords: Am, Bb, C, Cmaj7, D, Em, F, G
  • Please Note: These chords can be played in a variety of ways with a blend of open and barre chords for player comfort.

Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins

  
Intro:  ||     Keyboard      |
Riff:   ||: Am  | D - Cmaj7  |  Am  | D - C  :|| x 4
Ch:     ||: Am  |     G      |  Em  | F - G  :|| x 2

      Am                        D       C          Am  | D  - Em  |
1. I know it’s out of fash-ion__ And a lit-tle un-cool
       Am               D      C           Am  | D - Em |
   But I can’t help it__ I’m a ro-man-tic fool
          Am              D              C      Am  | D  - Em  |
   It’s a hab-it of mine__ To watch the sun go down
      Am           D             C      Am  | D - Em |
   On E-cho Beach__ I watch the sun go down

        G                         D
** From 9 – 5 I have to spend my time at work
       G                            D
   My job is ver-y bor-ing__ I’m an of-fice clerk
       Am                                 Em
   The on-ly thing that helps me pass my time a-way
       Am                            Em          |  F  |  G  |
   Is know-ing I’ll be back on Echo Beach some day

      || Am  | G  | Em  | F - G  | Am  | G  | Em  | F - G  | Am  | % || 

Riff: ||  Am  | D - Cmaj7  |  Am  | D - C  ||

      Am                         D             C          Am | D  – Em  |
2. On sil-ent sum-mer eve-nings__ The skies a-live with lights
      Am                         D          C       Am  | D – Em  |
   A build-ing in the dist-ance__ Sur-re-a-lis-tic sight
      Am           D               C      Am  | D – Em  |
   On E-cho Beach__ Waves make the on-ly sound
      Am           D               C      Am  | D – Em  |
   On E-cho Beach__ There’s not a soul a-round

        G                         D
** From 9 – 5 I have to spend my time at work
       G                             D
   My job is ver-y bor-ing___ I’m an of-fice clerk
       Am                                 Em
   The on-ly thing that helps me pass my time a-way
       Am                             Em
   Is know-ing I’ll be back on Ech-o Beach some day

Instr: ||   F  |   G   |  Bb  |   C   |   F  |   G   |  Bb  |   C   ||

Solo:  ||  Am  |   G   |  Em  | F - G |  Am  |   G   |  Em  | F - G ||

        Am             G                 Em               F         G
Chorus: E-cho Beach__ Far a-way any-time__ E-cho Beach__ Far a-way any-time
        Am             G                 Em               F         G
        E-cho Beach__ Far a-way any-time__ E-cho Beach__ Far a-way any-time...repeat to fade

A Minor

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

Right-Handed Chord Tabs  
          Am                  D                Cmaj7                C 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

          Bb                 Em                  F                  G 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|
    B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|---|---|
    A|-1-|---|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-2-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

Please Note: Beginners can play the Bb chord by simply omitting the barre
             and using the 1st finger on the 1st string-fret 1 and only 
             strumming the first 4 strings. In written form: xx3331

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
         Am                  D                Cmaj7                C
    |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          Bb                 Em                  F                  G
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e
    |-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B
    |-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |-2-|---|-1-|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |---|---|-1-|A     |---|-1-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets

Martha and the Muffins

  • Origins: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Music Style: New Wave
  • Active Years: 1977-present
  • Original Line-Up: David Millar (guitar), Mark Gane(guitar), Martha Johnson (lead vocals, keyboards), Carl Finkle (bass) and Tim Gane (drums).
  • Also known as: M+M (1987-1992)

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