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    Revelator

    Gillian Welch

     

    Capo 5

     

    Intro:

    / Em - - - / C - - - / Asus2 - - - / Asus2/C - - - /  x2

     

    Em                 C       Asus2                 Asus2/C

         Darling remember          when you come to me

    Em                  C      Asus2                               Asus2/C

         I'm the pretender,       and not what I'm supposed to be.

    Am                             C             G       D

         But who could know if I'm a traitor

                           Am    C

    Time's the revelator.

     

    Em                        C   Asus2                      Asus2/C

      They caught the katy         and left me a mule to ride,

    Em                   C   Asus2                       Asus2/C

         the fortune lady came along and she walked beside,

    Am           C                     G          D

    But ever word seemed to date her

                            Am   C

    Time's the revelator

                 C (hold)  D

    The revelator

     

    Instrumental over Intro Progression

     

    Em                 C      Asus2          Asus2/C

        Up in the morning       up and on the ride

    Em                 C         Asus2               Asus2/C

          Drive into corning      and all the spindles whine

    Am                  C                    G          D

         and every day is getting straighter

                            Am   C

    Time's the revelator

                 C (hold)  D

    The revelator

     

    Instrumental over Intro Progression

     

     

    Em                  C      Asus2                 Asus2/C

        Leaving the valley        and fucking out of sight

    Em                        C   Asus2                          Asus2/C
          I’ll go back to Cali    where I can sleep out every night
    Am                  C                             G      D

    and watch the waves and move the fader.

                            Am   C

    Time's the revelator

                 C (hold)  D

    The revelator

    Am                C                 G       D

         Queen of fakes and Imitators

                           Am   C

    Time's the revelator

     

    Instrumental over Intro Progression x5

     

     

     

        Em                                   C
    E:--------0------------------0-------|--------------------------0-------|
    B:--------0------------------0---0---|--------1-----------------1---0---|
    G:--------0------------------0---0---|--------0-------0---0-----0---0---|
    D:----2---2--------2---2-----2---0---|2--(2)--2---2---2---0-h2--2---0---|
    A:2---2-------(2)--2---0-h2----------|3-----------3---3-----------------|
    E:0-----------(0)--------------------|----------------------------------|
     
        Asus2/C                       Asus2/C
    :--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    :--------0-----------------------|--------0-------0-------0---0---|
    :--------2-----------2-------2---|--------2-------2-------2---0---|
    :----2---------------2-------2---|----2-----------2-------2---0---|
    :0-----------------------0-------|3-------------------0-----------|
    :------------0---3---------------|------------3-------------------|

     


    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.