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Windfall

Son Volt

 

Capo 2

 

Folk Strum: D   D U   U D U

            1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

       13421

Bm:   x24432

       32 1

C:    x32010

       2  1

C/B:  x20010

       12

Em:   022000

      2    4

G/F#: 2x0003

 

Intro Riff:

 

Intro Riff x2

 

                 G (2)                           D (2)

Now and then, it keeps you runnin', never seems to die.

Bm (2)                                            C (2)

      Trail spent with fear and not enough livin' on the outside.

G (2)                                         D (2)

   Never seem to get far enough, stayin' in between the lines,

Bm (2)                                       C        C/B                       C

Hold on to what you can, waitin' for the end, not knowin' when,

 

Chorus:

G (2)

May the wind take your troubles away

               D (2)

may the wind take your troubles away

          C                              G

Both feet on the floor, two hands on the wheel

D                                                  G

May the wind take your troubles away.

 

Instrumental Chorus

 

 

 

D (2)                                   C                           G

Try and make it far enough, to the next time zone

D (2)

Few and far between past the midnight hour,

C                         G                                 Em (hold 2 measures)

   you never feel alone, you're really not alone.

 

/ C - - - / G - - - / D - - - /

/ G - - - / C - (Intro Riff x2) - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

   G (2)                 D (2)

Switch it over AM, searchin' for a truer sound

            Bm (2)                               C (2)

can't recall the call letters, steel guitar and settle down

G (2)                                       D (2)

      catchin' an all night station, somewhere in Louisiana

Bm (2)                     C          C/B               C

Sounds like 1963 but for now, sounds like heaven.

                                                

Chorus

 

               G (½)                     G/F# (½)    Em (2)

May the wind take your troubles   away

               C (2)                                                G (hold 2 measures)

May the wind     take your troubles away

 

/ G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

/ C - - - / G - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

G (hold)


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.