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Sweet Virginia

The Rolling Stones


Capo 2


           >       >

Strum: B U D U B U D U   (w/swing feel)

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003


D:    xx0232

       32 1

C:    x32010


A:    x02220


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

           Instrumental Verse


Verse 1:

  C                            A                  G (x2)

Wading through the waste stormy winter

  C                         A                      G (x2)
And there’s not a friend to help you through

    C                        A                        G            C

Trying to stop the waves behind your eyeballs

  G                      D                               G (x2)
Drop your reds, drop your greens and blues

Verse 2:

  C                            A          G (x2)
Thank you for your wine, California

  C                            A                     G (x2)
Thank you for your sweet and bitter fruits

    C                     A                 G            C
Yes, I’ve got the desert in my toenail

  G                   D                       G (x2)
And I hid the speed inside my shoe


       C                          A                  G (x2)
But come on come on down sweet Virginia

  C                      A                  G (x2)
Come on honey child I beg of you
  C                          A                   G            C
Come on come on down you got it in you

  G                          D                          G (x2)
Got to scrape that shit right off your shoes


Instrumental Verse


Chorus x2 (hold G to end)

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