Everyone's Waiting chords

by Missy Higgins

Everyone's Waiting was written by Missy Higgins & Dan Wilson. It was released as a single on June 19, 2012 from the album The Ol' Razzle Dazzle.

Music: Key of F# Major in 6/8 time at 160 bpm (♩)... charts below
Chords: F#, B, B/F#, Bsus2, C#, C#sus2, C#7, G#m, D#m, D#sus2
Easier: Capo on 1 and play in F Major
Chords with Capo: F, B♭, B♭/F, B♭sus2, C, Csus2, C7, Gm, Dm, Dsus2
Missy Higgins

Everyone's Waiting by Missy Higgins

Capo on 1st fret if playing with video

Intro: 6/8    
   | F        Bb/F  | F       |          Bb    | F    |
     Oo-oo-oo Oo-oo   Oo...     Oo-oo-oo Oo-oo   Oo...
   | Dm       Bb    | F       | C    -  C7  |  C   |
     Oo-oo-oo Oo-oo   Oo-oo-oo  Oo

      F            Bb       F
1. I know all the lines to say
        F          Bb          F
   The part I'm ex-pec-ted to play
       Dm         Bb       F              C  -  C7  |  C  |
   But in the ref-lec-tion I am worlds a-way

      F        Bb       F
2. As I put my cos-tume on
    F          Bb      F
   Eye-la-shes one by one
     Dm         Bb      F                  C  -  7 
   Been do-ing this so long I can tie the knot
  C            Bb
   Be-hind my back

                         F      |  Bb  |
Chorus: And ev'ry-one's wait-ing
      Gm                   C                        F      Bb
        But it's get-ting hard-er to hear what my heart is say-ing
      Gm                   C
       'Cos ev'-ry-one's wait-ing...

Instr:
   | F  -  Bb  | F    |  F  -  Bb  | F    | C  - C7  |   C   |

         F             Bb          F
2. Just swal-low and breathe, she says
               F             Bb            F
   Re-mem-ber this ain't for you it's for them
       Dm            Bb       F                       C  -  C7 
   And all of those pain-ful les-sons you've had to learn
  C                    Bb     C   |  C  -  C7  |
   You got-ta use them now or  ne-ver...

       C                  F      |  Bb  |
Chorus: 'Cos ev'ry-one's wait-ing
      Gm                  C                        F         Bb
        But it's getting hard-er to hear what my heart keeps say-ing
         Gm                      C
        Turn it off___ I wan-na turn it all off

Instr:
   |  Dm  | Dsus2  |  C  | Csus2  | Bb  | Bbsus2 | Gm  -  Am  | Bb  -  C  |

Bridge:    
   | F        Bb/F  | F       |          Bb    | F    | C  -  C7  |   C   |
     Oo-oo-oo Oo-oo   Oo...     Oo-oo-oo Oo-oo   Oo...

                          F      |  Bb  |
Chorus: When ev'ry-one's wait-ing
      Gm                  C                        F         Bb
        But it's getting hard-er to hear what my heart keeps say-ing
         Gm                      C
        Turn it off___ I wan-na turn it all off

       F                  Bb
Chorus: But ev'-ry-one's wait-ing 
      Gm            C                          F          Bb
        I hear that an-swers ap-pear when you just stand still
             Gm                        C
        But make it all___ How do you make it all stop
      Bb
        When ev'-ry-one's wait-ing
      C                        |  Dm   |  Dsus2  |   Bb   |
        Ev'-ry-one's wait-ing... 

F Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
            F                Bb/F              Bb                 C                C7
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|-4-|   B |-1-|---|-4-|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|-1-|---|   G |-1-|---|-3-|   G |-1-|---|-3-|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|-4-|
    D |---|---|-1-|   D |-1-|---|-2-|   D |-1-|---|-2-|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|---|---|x  A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|-3-|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 

            F                Gm                Dm               Csus2             Bbsus2 
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|-4-|   e |-1-|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |-1-|-2-|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |-1-|---|-3-|
    D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |-1-|---|-2-|
    A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|-2-|   A |-1-|---|---|
    E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3         3   4   5         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          F               Bb/F               Bb                 C                C7
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |-4-|---|-1-| B   |-4-|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|---| G   |-3-|---|-1-| G   |-3-|---|-1-| G   |---|---|---| G   |-4-|---|---| G
    |-3-|---|---| D   |-2-|---|-1-| D   |-2-|---|-1-| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D
   x|---|---|---| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |-2-|---|---| A   |-3-|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
      
          F                Gm                Dm               Csus2             Bbsus2
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |-4-|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |-3-|---|-1-| G
    |-4-|---|-1-| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |-2-|---|-1-| D
    |-3-|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A  x|---|---|---| A   |-2-|---|---| A   |---|---|-1-| A
    |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         5   4   3         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
    

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Moderate with a capo - you will need to know some barre chords. (B♭ and maybe F depending on your preference).
  • Song Key: F# major (6 sharps - F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E# )
  • Song Key with capo: F major (1 flat - Bb)
  • 6/8 Time: 6 eighth-note/quaver beats per bar, therefore the count is | 1 2 3 4 5 6 |, etc.
  • Tempo: approx. 160 bpm with various fluctuations throughout the song.
  • We have placed a capo on the first fret and play in the key of F Major ( Audibly, it will still sound in the key of F#)
  • This song uses sus2 chords which work very well. A suspended 2nd chord is simply a chord which playes a major 2nd instead of a major 3rd in the chord, therefore the chord formula is 1 - 2 - 5... the tonic followed by a major 2nd followed by a perfect 5th, e.g., Dsus2 is made up of D E A while, Csus2 is made up of C - D - G, and Bbsus2 is made up of B♭- C - F.
  • Wherever you see a hyphen between 2 chords in a bar means the timing count in that bar is halved for each chord, e.g., | F - B♭| means 3 beats on F and 3 beats on Bb. Remember the timing is 6 beats per bar.
  • Visit the guitar chords page for help with any chords.
  • I have used a live version, as the official video has too many distractions like waves crashing and quite a long gap without music towards the end. It may become annoying if you are playing along with the song.
  • This is a great song performed by a very talented artist... official video
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