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Forgiveness
Patty Griffin

 

Capo 4

 

Main Progression:

 

 |Am             |G              |

 |D       D   D U|D       D   D U|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|

 

 |F           C  |               |

 |D   D U X   D  |    D   D   D U|

 |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|

 


Intro:  Main Progression x2

            Am                         G                 F                  C   Am  G  F  C

We are swimming with the snakes at the bottom of the well
     Am                 G                F                          C      Am  G  F  C
So silent and peaceful in the darkness where we fell  

      Am                            G                      F               C    Am  G  F C
But we are not snakes and what’s more we never will be
                       Am                    G                   F            C  Am  G  F C
And if we stay swimming here forever we will never be free

                                   G (2)                       C (2)
I heard ‘em ringin’ the bells in heaven and hell

                   G (2)                                  Am (2)
They got a secret they’re gettin ready to tell

                               F (2)                     / C - - F / - - - - /
It’s fallin’ from the skies, callin’ from the graves

 

Am             G               F                  C  
Open your eyes boy I think we are saved

Am             G               F                  C  
Open your eyes boy I think we are saved
 

                                     F (2)                           C (2)
Let’s take a walk on the bridge  right over this mess

                                      G  (2)                                 Am (2)
Don’t need to tell me a thing baby, we’ve already confessed

                                         Dm (2)             / C - - F / - - - - /
And I raise my voice to the air and we were blessed
/ F - - C / - - - - /

Its hard to give

/ F - - C / - - - - /
Its hard to get
                F             C           / G - - C / - - - - /
But everybody needs a little forgiveness.  

 

Main Progression x2

            Am                     G           F                  C   Am  G  F  C
We are calling for help tonight on a thin phone line

      Am               G                             F               C   Am  G  F  C
As ususal we’re havin’ ourselves one helluva time.

              Am                     G                                      F                 
And the planes keep flyin’ over our heads no matter how loud

        C        Am     G        C

We shout...Hey....Hey...Hey…

                     Am                                               G               
And we keep wavin’ and wavin’ our arms in the air but we’re all

  F            C   Am  G  F  C

Tired out

                             G (2)                  C (2)
I heard somebody say...today’s the day....

               G (2)                                  Am (2)
A big old hurricane...she’s blowin’ our way,
                           F (2)                          / C - - F / - - - - /

Knockin’ over the buildings, killin’ all the lights.
Am             G                  F                            C  
Open your eyes boy, we made it through the night.

Am             G                  F                            C  
Open your eyes boy, we made it through the night.

                                     F (2)                           C (2)
Let’s take a walk on the bridge  right over this mess

                                      G  (2)                                 Am (2)
Don’t need to tell me a thing baby, we’ve already confessed

                                         Dm (2)             / C - - F / - - - - /
And I raise my voice to the air and we were blessed

 

 

/ F - - C / - - - - /

Its hard to give

/ F - - C / - - - - /
Its hard to get

/ F - - C / - - - - /
Its hard to live baby

/ F - - C / - - - - /

Still I think it’s the best bet

/ F - - C / - - - - /

Hey now, hard to give

        G (hold)         Am (hold)

I’m never gonna forget

Hold next two lines:

               F             C              G     C
But everybody needs a little forgiveness.  

                F             C              G     C
Now everybody needs a little forgiveness.  

 

Main Progression (hold C)


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