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    Tightrope
    Stevie Ray Vaughan

      INTRO 2x
     
    Verse 1:
                             B9
      Caught up in a world wind 
      Can't catch my breath, 
      Knee deep in hot water 
      Brake out in cold sweat
      Can't catch the turtle
      In this rat race 
                            Abm  E9
      Feels like I'm losing time 
      At breakneck pace.
     
      INTRO 2x
     
    Verse 2:
                           B9
      Afraid of my own shadow
      In the face of grace
      Heart full of darkness
      Spotlight on my face
      There was love all around me
      But I was looking for revenge
                               Abm  E9
      Thank God it never found me
      Would've been the end
     
      1st half of INTRO x2
     
    Chorus 1:
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Steppin on my friends
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Was a shame and a sin
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Between wrong and right
                  A         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                   B (hold)
      Both day and night
     
      Riff 1
     
    Solo 1:
     
      B9(x8)  E9(x4)  B9(x4)  F#9(x2) E9(x2) B9(x4)
      B9(x8)  E9(x4)  B9(x4)  F#9(x2) E9(x2) INTRO x2
    Hold 2 measures
     
    Verse 3:
                              B9
      Lookin back in front of me
      In the mirror's a grin
      Through eyes of love I see
      I'm really lookin at a friend
      There's a whole lot of problems
      That's the way life is
                           Abm  E9
      My heart goes out to others
      Who are there to make amends
     
    1st half of INTRO x2
     
    Chorus 2:
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Try to make it right
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Every day and every night
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Bring it all around 
                  A         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                  
      From the lost to found
     
    1st half of INTRO x2
     
    Chorus 3:
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Stretchin round the world
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Save the boys and girls
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Let's make it right
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
                         B9
      Do it do it tonight
                         E9
      Walking the tightrope
      
    Continue alternating E9 and B9 w/solo

    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.