The Avett Brothers - Country Was Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Cm

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
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D
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No capo
GHold on a minute it ain't Ctime to leave Tell me how you're feeling one more Gtime. GFour long years and I justC can't believe That I'm still yours and your still Gmine. While I was gone, yes, I Cfell in love Asked around and heard that you did Gtoo Two drunken years and push Ccame to shove I met love, love left me Gblue BmYou're Crising like a Gsun BmThat pulled the Ccurtain on the Gnight DComing through theC window To Gbrighten Amup my lCife G And I'm all right, yeah, I think I'm fine My savior lives in telephones And I just dream of you and step outside Dial up and hope that you're home You're rising like a sun That waits up all night Coming through the window To brighten up my life Hold on a minute, yeah, I do love you Sometimes I guess that ain't enough When you come round you put me through And I thank you, oh, so much Another year, maybe, three or four Maybe five or six or even more You'll find another man to take my place And I'll see you on the good Lord's shores You're rising like a sun That pulled the curtain on the night Coming through the window
To brighten up my life
Intro Riff
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-5-3---3h5p3-------------------------------------|
G|--------4--------4-2h4p2-0-2-4-2-4--0~--0-----------|
D|------------------------------------------0~--------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Verse

GWhat a darling summer time I Ahave a car, I Chave a dime GBaby, DBaby GI know that won't buy anything But AI would steal you Canything GBaby, DBaby GThe sun is hot, the wind is cool And Awe are finally Cout of school GBaby, DBaby GWell I'm in love what can I say With AJenny and the Csummer day GBaby, DBaby, CBaby

Intro riff

WhEatE Aa daErliEngC BsumDmer time Come on in the water's fine Baby, Baby I know that your afraid to swim So I'll stay in the shallow end Baby, Baby The sun is hot, the wind is cool And we are finally out of school Baby, Baby Well I'm in love what can I say The sunlight burned my fear away Baby, Baby, Baby

Chorus

GNinety and rDisin' CSoon we'll have to hide out in the Gshade GSomewhere it's Drainin' CAnd baby I can almost hear youD say That you Glove Dme CAnd the Dsummer Gday That you Glove Dme C D

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WhEatE Aa daErliEngC BsumDmer time I have a home in Carolina Baby, Baby Not far from the city lights But we can see the stars at night Baby, Baby The day was hot, tonight is cool And we are finally out of school Baby, Baby Well I'm in love what can I say With Jenny and the summer day NiEneEtAy aCnBd risiCnB' D Soon we'll have to hide out in the shade Somewhere it's rainin' And baby I can almost hear you say That you love me And the summer day That you love me A lot of Gmovin', A lot of Drollin' A lot of Gdrivin', A lot of Cstrollin' A lot of Gleavin' here A lot of Darrivin' there GTrying to go just about Ceverywhere A lot of Gthinking about Dwhere I'm going Gnext D7 If I's a Gpo-lice I couldn't Dcatch me Because I'm Galways up and Cready A lot of Gchasin' here DEscapin' there GBlue lights flashin' 'round Ceverywhere A lot of Gwoo-ooo Dwhere am I going Gnext D7 A lot of Gmovin', A lot of Drollin' A lot of Gdrivin', A lot of Cstrollin' A lot of Gleavin' here A lot of Darrivin' there GTrying to go just about Ceverywhere A lot of Gthinking about Dwhere I'm going Gnext D7 CCountry to my left side GCountry to my right side DCity to my left side CCity on my right side CBanjos and back seats GSide roads and side streets DOhhhh Ohhhh Ohhh Well if you Gwa-oo-wa-oo-wanna stay for Ddinner I'll throw my Gsuitcase in the Criver A lot of Gdrinkin' here And Ddrinkin' there I'll Gplay and sing just about Cany damn where A lot of Gthinking about Dwhere I'm going Gnext D7 A lot of Gmovin', A lot of Drollin' A lot of Gdrivin', A lot of Cstrollin' A lot of Gleavin' here A lot of Darrivin' there GTrying to go just about Ceverywhere A lot of Gthinking about Dwhere I'm going Gnext D7

C G Am G F G C Em7

CIf I weren't Gleavin', Amwould GI Fcatch Gyou Cdreamin'Em7 And if I weren't gonna be gone now, could I take you home And if I told you I love you, would it change what you see And if I was staying, would you stay with me And if I had money, would it all look good And if I had a job now, like a good man should And if I came to you tomorrow, and said let's run away Would you roll like the wind does, baby would you stay My heart is dancin', to a November tune And I hope that you hear it, singing songs about you And I sing songs of sorrow, because you're not around See, babe I'm gone tomorrow, Baby follow me down I don't know why I have to, but this man must move on I love my time here, didn't know 'til I was gone November shadows, shade November change November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains Your yellow hair is like the sunlight, however sweet it shines Bit by the cold of December, I'm warm beside your smile Oh lady tell me I'm not leaving, you're everything I dream I'm killing myself thinking, I've fallen like the leaves I'm killing myself thinking, I've fallen like the leaves

C

G Bm C D

I Gwaited Bmfor Cyou, a Dhard thing toG do knowBmin' we're tChrougDh, and no I Gknow I Bmdon't have to CchooDse, to welcome Gyou back or Bmpush you CawayD but Gwait we're Bmnot there Cyet,D and though I'm GlosBming the Cbet D there's still the Gsunset

G A B

CI felt so surGprise, when she Darrived, wearing a Gsmile, Csmiles soon turn toG tears, out on her back Dpier, after all the love how how'd I end Ghere. oh lBmord oh Clord.D..

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GIn time, won't be long Cuntil we meet again, except we just be friends Gmy god yeah I know Cthat's just the way it goes out here on the road besDide the Cyellow Gline 'Bout five years ago, I came about this way, but I doubt they'll know my face The land hasn't changed The stars still pierce the black, and I'm glad that I came back Beside the yellow line The mind of a girl, It's hard to understand, but I guess 'cause I'm a man Her heart fears are unknown, Until I am gone, gotta leave her all alone Beside the yellow line And the call of the road, Unlike the railroad tracks, unlike the airplane path Her voice floats, through the land and it takes me by the hand, so once again I stand Beside the yellow line AWell I dreamed of how our life would be, oh yeah ELovin' and a-kissin' 'neath an old oak tree, uh huh I'd be sBminging you aCm song that wasEm twenty lines Dlong and Acatching sweet Ekisses you blow way out in AWyom I work my day to come home to you, oh yeah So you can do whatever you wanna do, uh huh With your big brown eyes and your curly brown hair, I'm doing the best I can do just to try to not stare My GEod, your DlovelinAess Gotta feelin your man he won't like the news, oh no Ain't gonna like it when he has to choose, oh no With you could be one and never be apart (?) I can feel it in my mind I can feel it in my soul in my heart Oh Bmbaby pDlease come Aaround Was that your man he's your fiancé, oh yeah The one to tie the knot each and every day uh huh I gotta get up the nerve to pick up the phone It's you sweet mama I'm-a gonna carry you back home! Way Eout to oDld AWyom I prob'ly shoulda thought about lettin' you know, uh huh If I love you like I do I shoulda told you so, uh huh Well I think about you each and every day, It's just my knees are gettin' weak when I try to say Oh bBmaby, pDlease be Amine Gotta feelin' that I'm barkin' up and empty tree How could someone so beautiful think about me? Put my tail between my legs and turn my back Try on my trusty ramblin' sack I'm Eoff to Dold WAyom

Intro chords

C Am F G x1

TheC show was Amover it's Gall in the Cname ItC never was bAmefore but Gthis ain't the Csame So Ctry to iAmmagine a tGime and a Cplace Where the Cenemy Amwon and the FheroG was Cslain And poetic justice burns in the minds Of five diying soldiers on the front lines With nobody's singing in nobody's ears No one's disappointed, nobody hears I know a lady, promise her name The price of her visit suffering and pain And we gladly waited and we gladly paid We watched the sun rise, she never came An electric current moves us around We sank to our knees to worship the sound But nobody told us that we'd rise again Imagine a hero unable to win Imagine a hero unable to win