Jackson Browne - Before The Deluge Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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D/F

variations
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

G C G C

G C G D

GSome of them were dreamers CAnd some of them were Gfools Who were Emmaking plans and Cthinking of the futGure C G With the Genergy of the innocent They were Cgathering the Gtools They would Emneed to make their Cjourney back to Gnature While the Emsand slipped through the Gopening And their Chands reached for the Ggolden ring With their Emhearts they turned to each Cother's heart for Drefuge In the Emtroubled years that Ccame before the Gdeluge C G GSome of them knew pleasure And Csome of them knew Gpain And for Emsome of them it was Conly the moment that Gmattered And on the Gbrave and crazy wings of youth They went Cflying around in the Grain And their Emfeathers, once so Cfine, grew torn and tatGtered And in the Emend they traded their Gtired wings For the Cresignation that Gliving brings And eEmxchanged love's bright and Cfragile glow For the Dglitter and the rouge Em D And in the Emmoment they were Cswept before the GdelugeC G Now let the music keep our Gspirits high C G C And let the buildings keep our Gchildren dry C GLet creation reDveal it's secrets by and Gby C By and Gby... C When the Glight that's lost Cwithin us reaches the Gsky D GSome of them were angry At the Cway the earth was aGbused By the Emmen who learned how to Cforge her beauty into Gpower And they sGtruggled to protect her from them COnly to be confGused By the Emmagnitude of her furyC in the final hourG And when the Emsand was gone and the Gtime arrived In the Cnaked dawn only a Gfew survived And in Emattempts to underCstand a thing so Dsimple and so huge Believed that Emthey were meant to liveC after the dGeluge Now let the music keep our Gspirits high C G C And let the buildings keep our Gchildren dry C GLet creation reDveal it's secrets by and Gby C By and Gby... C When the Glight that's lost Cwithin us reaches the Gsky D

Coda

G C G C

G C G D

Repeat coda and fade I’ve added a sample fingerstyle arrangement of the intro. The intro is not played like the original recording but it’s a way of playing the intro violin melody combined with chords. The vertical lines (|) above the high e string indicate the quarter note beats of the measures.

G C G C

e|-----------------|---3---------5---|-7-----8-7-5-----|---3---------5---|
B|-3-----3-----3-5-|-----5-----------|-----8-------8-5-|-----5-----------|
G|-----4-----------|-------5---5---5-|---7-------------|-------5---5---5-|
D|---5-------5-----|-----------------|-5-------5-------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|
E|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G C GC/E D/F

e|-7-----8-7-5-----|---3---------5---|-7-----7-------7-|-5-----5---------|
B|-----8-------8-5-|-----5-----------|-----8-------8---|-----7---8---10--|
G|---7-------------|-------5---5---5-|---7-------7-----|---7-----9---11--|
D|-5-------5-------|-----------------|-5-------5-------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-5-------7---9---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|