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Til I Gain Control Again

by Rodney Crowell, as performed by Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris


Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    1

G:    3x0001


F:    133211


C7:   x32310


Strum: D   X U D   X U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Intro Walkup


Verse 1:

C                   G7                             C (2)

  Just like the sun over the mountaintop,

F (2)                                           C (2)

  you know I'll always come again.

F (2)                                                            C (2)

   You know I love to spend my morning time

G                    G7                           C (2)

   like sunlight dancing on your skin.


Verse 2:

C                                   G7                       C (2)

  I have never gone so wrong as for telling lies to you.

F (2)                                           C (2)

  What you've seen is what I've been.

F (2)                                                          C (2)

  There is nothing that I can hide from you.

G                   G7                     C (2)

  You see me better than I can.



F (2)                                       C (2)

   Out on the road that lies before me now,

F (2)                                                 C    C7 

  there are some turns where I will spin.

F (2)                                  C (2)

  I only hope that you will hold me now,

G7 (2)                                  C (2)

   'til I can gain control again.


Instrumental Verse


Verse 3:

C                               G7                              C (2)

  Just like a lighthouse, you must stand alone

F (2)                                       C (2)

  landmark a sailor's journey's end.

F (2)                                                        C (2)

  No matter what sea I've been sailing on,

G               G7                  C (2)

  I'll always roll this way again.


Chorus (hold last C then play Intro Walkup)


End on C


Intro Walkup:

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.