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    Forgiveness
    Patty Griffin

     

    Capo 4

     

    Main Progression:

     

     |Am             |G              |

     |D       D   D U|D       D   D U|

     |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|

     

     |F           C  |               |

     |D   D U X   D  |    D   D   D U|

     |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|

     


    Intro:  Main Progression x2

                Am                         G                 F                  C   Am  G  F  C

    We are swimming with the snakes at the bottom of the well
         Am                 G                F                          C      Am  G  F  C
    So silent and peaceful in the darkness where we fell  

          Am                            G                      F               C    Am  G  F C
    But we are not snakes and what’s more we never will be
                           Am                    G                   F            C  Am  G  F C
    And if we stay swimming here forever we will never be free

                                       G (2)                       C (2)
    I heard ‘em ringin’ the bells in heaven and hell

                       G (2)                                  Am (2)
    They got a secret they’re gettin ready to tell

                                   F (2)                     / C - - F / - - - - /
    It’s fallin’ from the skies, callin’ from the graves

     

    Am             G               F                  C  
    Open your eyes boy I think we are saved

    Am             G               F                  C  
    Open your eyes boy I think we are saved
     

                                         F (2)                           C (2)
    Let’s take a walk on the bridge  right over this mess

                                          G  (2)                                 Am (2)
    Don’t need to tell me a thing baby, we’ve already confessed

                                             Dm (2)             / C - - F / - - - - /
    And I raise my voice to the air and we were blessed
    / F - - C / - - - - /

    Its hard to give

    / F - - C / - - - - /
    Its hard to get
                    F             C           / G - - C / - - - - /
    But everybody needs a little forgiveness.  

     

    Main Progression x2

                Am                     G           F                  C   Am  G  F  C
    We are calling for help tonight on a thin phone line

          Am               G                             F               C   Am  G  F  C
    As ususal we’re havin’ ourselves one helluva time.

                  Am                     G                                      F                 
    And the planes keep flyin’ over our heads no matter how loud

            C        Am     G        C

    We shout...Hey....Hey...Hey…

                         Am                                               G               
    And we keep wavin’ and wavin’ our arms in the air but we’re all

      F            C   Am  G  F  C

    Tired out

                                 G (2)                  C (2)
    I heard somebody say...today’s the day....

                   G (2)                                  Am (2)
    A big old hurricane...she’s blowin’ our way,
                               F (2)                          / C - - F / - - - - /

    Knockin’ over the buildings, killin’ all the lights.
    Am             G                  F                            C  
    Open your eyes boy, we made it through the night.

    Am             G                  F                            C  
    Open your eyes boy, we made it through the night.

                                         F (2)                           C (2)
    Let’s take a walk on the bridge  right over this mess

                                          G  (2)                                 Am (2)
    Don’t need to tell me a thing baby, we’ve already confessed

                                             Dm (2)             / C - - F / - - - - /
    And I raise my voice to the air and we were blessed

     

     

    / F - - C / - - - - /

    Its hard to give

    / F - - C / - - - - /
    Its hard to get

    / F - - C / - - - - /
    Its hard to live baby

    / F - - C / - - - - /

    Still I think it’s the best bet

    / F - - C / - - - - /

    Hey now, hard to give

            G (hold)         Am (hold)

    I’m never gonna forget

    Hold next two lines:

                   F             C              G     C
    But everybody needs a little forgiveness.  

                    F             C              G     C
    Now everybody needs a little forgiveness.  

     

    Main Progression (hold C)


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