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    Orphan Girl

    Gillian Welch

     

    Capo 1

     

    Strum: B   D U B   D U   w/alternating bass

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

             132

    D:    xx0232

           32 1

    C:    x32010

     

    Intro:  G (4)

     

                G (2)                     D (2)

    I am an orphan, on God’s highway

                               G (2)                     C (2)

    But I’ll share my troubles, if you go my way

                     G (2)          D (2)        G (2)          C (2)

    I have no mother, no father, no sister, no brother

    G             D (½)     G (2)

       I am an orphan girl

     

                       G (2)                         D (2)

    I have had friendships, pure and golden

                           G (2)                        C (2)

    But the ties of kinship, I have not known them

                     G (2)          D (2)        G (2)          C (2)

    I have no mother, no father, no sister, no brother

    G             D (½)     G (2)

       I am an orphan girl

     

    Instrumental Verse (skip third line)

     

                        G (2)                    D (2)

    But when he calls me, I will be able

                       G (2)                 C (2)

    To meet my family, at God’s table

                         G (2)          D (2)         G (2)           C (2)

    I’ll meet my mother, my father, my sister, my brother

    G                   D (½)     G (2)

       No more an orphan girl

     

    Instrumental Verse (skip third line)

     

                 G (2)                    D (2)

    Blessed savior, make me willing

                      G (2)                     C (2)

    And walk beside me, until I’m with them

                G (2)          D (2)        G (2)           C (2)

    Be my mother, my father, my sister, my brother

    G           D (½)     G (2)

    I am an orphan girl

    G           D (½)     C (2)

    I am an orphan girl

     

    / 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.