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Killing the Blues

By Rowland Salley, as performed by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant


Chord Guide


D:    xx0232

      3    4

G:    3x0003


A:    x02220



Strum: D d D DUDUD D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



Intro:  D x4


                    D (4)

Leaves were falling, just like embers, In colors red and gold, they set us on

G (2)                                    D (2)

fire, burning just like a moonbeam in our eyes.



 A (2)                                                 D                                   G  

Somebody said they saw me,  swinging the world by the tail. Bouncing over a

   D            A                        D (2)

white cloud,   killing the blues.


                 D (4)

Now I am guilty of something, I hope you never do, because there is

   G (2)                                  D (2)

nothing any sadder than losing yourself in love.




Instrumental Chorus


               D (4)

Now you've asked me just to leave you, to go out on my own, and get what I

   G (2)                                          D (2)

need to.  You want me to find what I've already had.


Chorus x2


Hold last measure of G

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.