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Townes Van Zandt - Cowboy Junkies Lament (Chord)
Submitter: EMRLDEYZS (36) on 12/31/05 2 comments
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INTRO: E F#m  A B7 E 2x

 E                      F#m
Baby hit the back door breathin’ real heavy
         A                          B7         E
Said the boys in the alley wouldn’t leave her alone
E                         F#m
Mama did her make-up in a terrible hurry
    B7                        A         E
She finally got ready but the boys were gone
F#m                   Abm
Mama don’t you worry, night’s approachin’
          A                         B7        E
There’s a hole in heaven where some sin slips through
     E                   F#m
Just close your eyes and dream real steady
B7                       A        E
Maybe just a little will spill on you



     E   A     F#m   Abm
The Dark don’t lie
                E
The Dreams come true
A                   F#m     E
Could be a few will see you through


E                  F#m
Old lady rose, lookin’ down her nose
      A                    B7     E
At lonely miss lily hiding in the hall
E                           F#m
Lily’s just praying for the trial to be over
     B7                        A     E
Lady rose just waiting for the ax to fall
F#m               Abm
Show me off on the way to town
    A                         B7            E
The sky’s still shiny and the earth’s still brown
E                        F#m
Tell the judge I’m ready for the vases
B7                                  A      E
Gonna dance in their faces when the guitar sounds

   E     A  F#m   Abm
It won’t be long
             E
I'll be long gone
       A                          F#m  E
I been leaning toward the shadows all along

SOLO BREAK:  

E   F#m  Abm  A  E 2x
F#m Abm  A    E
E   F#m  Abm  A  E

E                 F#m
Those in the know say so it goes
    A                  B7       E
You plan on reapin’, you better sow
E                        F#m
You plan on sleepin, You better keep movin’
B7                            A        E
Sleepin’ ain’t allowed around here you know
F#m                     Abm
Tell me please when the rollings over
A                    B7        E
Me and my baby gonna have some fun
E                   F#m
Bury our backs in a bed of clover
B7                       A        E
Smile in style while the sun goes down


    E     A    F#m  Abm
The Snake eyes cry, 
        E
Boxcars sigh
A                                F#m       E
Seven’s stuck in the middle just wonderin’ why
               F#m   Abm
The Dark don’t lie
                E
The Dreams come true
A               F#m    E
All it takes is one or two
A                     F#m     E
Maybe just a few will see you through
A                     F#m     E
Maybe just a few will see you through 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
nice job, but I think it should should be G#/Abm instead of Abm.
-bigben5983 | 1/16/2006
You can play it whatever way you feel is right..
this is from the junkies version..and this is
just a guide to use. Also, according to the
Junkies they play a Abm...ENJOY!!
-EMRLDEYZS | 1/17/2006
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