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The First Cut is the Deepest

Sheryl Crow

Strum: D   B   D   D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Chord Guide


D:    xx0232


Dsus4:  xx0233


Dsus2:  xx0230


A:    x02220


A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Intro:  / D - - - / Dsus4 D - Dsus2 / A - - - / - - - - / (x2)


                    D            A             G      A

I would have given you all of my heart

                  D                    A          G     A
But there's someone who's torn it apart

              D             A            G     A
And he's taken just all that I had

                            D                     A   G   A
But if you want I'll try to love again

              D                G                     A (2)
Baby, I'll try to love again but I know


D            A             G         A
The first cut is the deepest

                 D             A             G          A
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest

                   D                    A                       G   A
But when it comes to being lucky he's cursed

             D                     G                 A (play 4 measures 1st time)
When it comes to loving me he's worst


          D           A            G   A
I still want you by my side

            D                      A                           G     A
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried

              D                   A                G   A
But I'm sure gonna to give you a try

                            D                     A      G  A
And if you want I'll try to love again,

              D                 G               A (2)
Baby, I'll try to love again but I know



Instrumental Verse

Repeat Verse 2, hold last A 4 measures


D            A             G            A
The first cut is the deepest, Baby I know

D             A             G          A                        D (hold)
The first cut is the deepest, try to love again

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.