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    Paper Wings

    Gillian Welch / David Rawlings

     

    Capo 1

     

    Intro: / D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / G - - - /

     

     G (2)                               D (4)

    Paper wings, all torn and bent

                                               G (2)

    But you made me feel like they were heaven sent

          G (2)                       D (4)

    Paper wings, not real at all

                                                             G (2)

    But they took me high enough to really fall

           C (2)                            G (2)

    Your paper kisses, faded too soon

                A (2)                    D (2)

    Just like a paper rose, beneath a paper moon

          G (2)              C (2)

    Paper wings, paper wings

           D (3)                                                       G (2)

    Oh how could I expect to fly with only paper wings

     

    Instrumental:  / G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

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

     

    Bridge:

              C (2)                             G (2)      

    Angels were singing, didn't you hear

                   A (2)                                   D (2)

    If only I'd listened close, when they whispered in my ear

     

    Coda:

          G (2)              C (2)

    Paper wings, paper wings

           D (3)                                                       G (2)

    Oh how could I expect to fly with only paper wings

        D (3)                                                         G

    I tried to fly but found that I had only paper wings

     

    Repeat Intro, hold last measure

     

    Intro Riff:

     


    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.