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Transition Strum

Groove Strum (GS)

D   D   D   D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

D   D   DUD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

(use transition strum for C when playing Simple Strum)

B B D DUDUD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus Strum (CS)

 

B B D DUB B D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      134211

F:    133211

          23

Dsus2: xx0230

         231

Dm:   xx0231

        231

Am:   x02210

       32 1

C:    x32010

 

 

 

 

 

Intro (w/SS): / F - - - / Dsus2 - Dm - / Am - - - / C - - - /

 

          F                                                 Dsus2 (½)   Dm (½)

And tonight I lack the strength to even move

        Am                                C
You walked, and watched me die

      F                                   Dsus2 (½)   Dm (½)
But I know this is harder for you

      Am                         C
For love has let you down--Yeah come on

w/GS and Bend Lick:

/ F - - - / Dsus2 - Dm - / Am - - - / C - - - /

 

w/SS:

             F                                                Dsus2 (½)   Dm (½)
And the road ahead is lined with broken dreams

       Am                 C
So walk, walk on by

          F                                            Dsus2 (½)   Dm (½)
And I fail to give you everything you need

             Am                          C
For the fear's behind your eyes

Chorus (w/CS and Chorus Lick):

                F           Dm

And I can feel you

           Am                 C
Not alright, I'm not alright
                    F          Dm
When I can heal you

          Am                 C
Not alright, I'm not alright, I'm not alright

Play Twice w/CS and Chorus Lick:

/ F - - - / Dm - - - / Am - - - / C - - - /

 

w/GS and Bend Lick:
                F         Dm

And I can feel you       I'm not

   Am                 C

alright, I'm not alright, I'm not alright

/ F - - - / Dm - - - / Am - - - / C - - - /

 

w/SS:
F                                              Dsus2
(½)   Dm (½)

Jesus as you throw me on the rocks

     Am                    C
For love, I left your side

      F                                             Dsus2 (½)   Dm (½)
For I believed in love and beauty's wells

           Am                               C (hold)
Where heaven shines from your eyes

Play Twice w/CS and Chorus Lick:

/ F - - - / Dm - - - / Am - - - / C - - - /


w/GS and High Lick

                F           Dm

And I can feel you

           Am                 C
Not alright, I'm not alright
                    F          Dm
When I can heal you

          Am                 C
Not alright, I'm not alright, I'm not alright

 

Play Twice w/GS and Chorus Lick:

/ F - - - / Dm - - - / Am - - - / C - - - /


w/GS:

             F                                     Dsus2 (½)   Dm (½)

And so tell me there wasn't all for naught

             Am                                 C
Such a waste now, you're such a waste now, come on

                 F                                                    Dsus2 (½)   Dm (½)
Cause I know you're scared, but baby don't you hide, it's such a

     Am                               C                                  F (hold)
waste, we stand alone now, you'll make it somehow


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.