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Paper Wings

Gillian Welch / David Rawlings

 

Capo 1

 

Intro: / D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / G - - - /

 

 G (2)                               D (4)

Paper wings, all torn and bent

                                           G (2)

But you made me feel like they were heaven sent

      G (2)                       D (4)

Paper wings, not real at all

                                                         G (2)

But they took me high enough to really fall

       C (2)                            G (2)

Your paper kisses, faded too soon

            A (2)                    D (2)

Just like a paper rose, beneath a paper moon

      G (2)              C (2)

Paper wings, paper wings

       D (3)                                                       G (2)

Oh how could I expect to fly with only paper wings

 

Instrumental:  / G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

                         / D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / G - - - /

 

Bridge:

          C (2)                             G (2)      

Angels were singing, didn't you hear

               A (2)                                   D (2)

If only I'd listened close, when they whispered in my ear

 

Coda:

      G (2)              C (2)

Paper wings, paper wings

       D (3)                                                       G (2)

Oh how could I expect to fly with only paper wings

    D (3)                                                         G

I tried to fly but found that I had only paper wings

 

Repeat Intro, hold last measure

 

Intro Riff:

 


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.