FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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    Shame

    The Avett Brothers

     

    Capo 1

     

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

            231

    Am:   x02210

             132

    D:    xx0232

           32 1

    C:    x32010

           13421

    Bm:   x24432

           12

    Em:   022000

            123

    A:    x02220

     

     

    Strum Guide

    Bass-Strum:       w/swing feel

    B   D U B   D U   & alternating

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   bass

    Bridge Strum:      Damp strings

    D   D   D   D      after each

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    strum

     

     

    Play freely, one strum per chord:

    G                                    Am

    Okay so I was wrong about

                                           D

    My reasons for us fallin’ out

                                             G

    Of love I want to fall back in

     

    G                                         Am

    My life is different now I swear

                                                    D

    I know now what it means to care

                                                        G

    About somebody other than myself

     

    G                                          Am

    I know the things I said to you

                                                  D

    They were untender and untrue

                                                 G

    I’d like to see those things undo

     

    G                                               Am

    So if you could find it in your heart

                                             D

    To give a man a second start

                                                        G

    I promise things won’t end the same

     

    Chorus:

    G                               C

    Shame, boatloads of shame

                    Am                   D

    Day after day, more of the same

    G                           C

    Blame, please lift it off

                        Am                       D

    Please take it off, please make it stop

     

    G                                  Am

    Okay so I have read the mail

                                        D

    The stories people often tell

                                         G

    About us that we never knew

     

    Start Bass-Strum:

    G                              Am

    But their existence will float away

                                  D

    And just like every word they say

                                   G

    And we will hold hands as they fade

     

    Chorus

     

    Bridge:

    C                                   Bm

       I felt so sure of everything

                                           Em

    My love to you so well received

                                                  A

    And I just strutted around your town

                                         C

    Knowing I didn’t let you down

                                                     Bm

    The truth be known, the truth be told

                                              Em

    My heart was always fairly cold

                                          A

    Posing to be as warm as yours

                                            C

    My way of getting in your world

                                                D

    But now I’m out and I’ve had time

                       

    To look around and think

           C

    And sink into another world

              D              

    That’s filled with guilt and overwhelming

     

    Chorus

     

    G                                      Am

    And everyone they have a heart

                                                  D

    And when they break and fall apart

                                                 G

    And need somebody’s helping hand

     

    G                                    Am

    I used to say just let ’em fall

                                        D

    It wouldn’t bother me at all

                                            G

    I couldn’t help them now I can

     


    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.