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Orphan Girl

Gillian Welch

 

Capo 1

 

Strum: B   D U B   D U   w/alternating bass

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

       32 1

C:    x32010

 

Intro:  G (4)

 

            G (2)                     D (2)

I am an orphan, on God’s highway

                           G (2)                     C (2)

But I’ll share my troubles, if you go my way

                 G (2)          D (2)        G (2)          C (2)

I have no mother, no father, no sister, no brother

G             D (½)     G (2)

   I am an orphan girl

 

                   G (2)                         D (2)

I have had friendships, pure and golden

                       G (2)                        C (2)

But the ties of kinship, I have not known them

                 G (2)          D (2)        G (2)          C (2)

I have no mother, no father, no sister, no brother

G             D (½)     G (2)

   I am an orphan girl

 

Instrumental Verse (skip third line)

 

                    G (2)                    D (2)

But when he calls me, I will be able

                   G (2)                 C (2)

To meet my family, at God’s table

                     G (2)          D (2)         G (2)           C (2)

I’ll meet my mother, my father, my sister, my brother

G                   D (½)     G (2)

   No more an orphan girl

 

Instrumental Verse (skip third line)

 

             G (2)                    D (2)

Blessed savior, make me willing

                  G (2)                     C (2)

And walk beside me, until I’m with them

            G (2)          D (2)        G (2)           C (2)

Be my mother, my father, my sister, my brother

G           D (½)     G (2)

I am an orphan girl

G           D (½)     C (2)

I am an orphan girl

 

/ G - - - / - - - (hold) /


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.