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Tightrope
Stevie Ray Vaughan

  INTRO 2x
 
Verse 1:
                         B9
  Caught up in a world wind 
  Can't catch my breath, 
  Knee deep in hot water 
  Brake out in cold sweat
  Can't catch the turtle
  In this rat race 
                        Abm  E9
  Feels like I'm losing time 
  At breakneck pace.
 
  INTRO 2x
 
Verse 2:
                       B9
  Afraid of my own shadow
  In the face of grace
  Heart full of darkness
  Spotlight on my face
  There was love all around me
  But I was looking for revenge
                           Abm  E9
  Thank God it never found me
  Would've been the end
 
  1st half of INTRO x2
 
Chorus 1:
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Steppin on my friends
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Was a shame and a sin
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Between wrong and right
              A         E9
  Walking the tightrope
               B (hold)
  Both day and night
 
  Riff 1
 
Solo 1:
 
  B9(x8)  E9(x4)  B9(x4)  F#9(x2) E9(x2) B9(x4)
  B9(x8)  E9(x4)  B9(x4)  F#9(x2) E9(x2) INTRO x2
Hold 2 measures
 
Verse 3:
                          B9
  Lookin back in front of me
  In the mirror's a grin
  Through eyes of love I see
  I'm really lookin at a friend
  There's a whole lot of problems
  That's the way life is
                       Abm  E9
  My heart goes out to others
  Who are there to make amends
 
1st half of INTRO x2
 
Chorus 2:
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Try to make it right
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Every day and every night
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Bring it all around 
              A         E9
  Walking the tightrope
              
  From the lost to found
 
1st half of INTRO x2
 
Chorus 3:
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Stretchin round the world
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Save the boys and girls
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Let's make it right
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
                     B9
  Do it do it tonight
                     E9
  Walking the tightrope
  
Continue alternating E9 and B9 w/solo

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