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    Sweet Virginia

    The Rolling Stones


    Capo 2


               >       >

    Strum: B U D U B U D U   (w/swing feel)

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003


    D:    xx0232

           32 1

    C:    x32010


    A:    x02220


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

               Instrumental Verse


    Verse 1:

      C                            A                  G (x2)

    Wading through the waste stormy winter

      C                         A                      G (x2)
    And there’s not a friend to help you through

        C                        A                        G            C

    Trying to stop the waves behind your eyeballs

      G                      D                               G (x2)
    Drop your reds, drop your greens and blues

    Verse 2:

      C                            A          G (x2)
    Thank you for your wine, California

      C                            A                     G (x2)
    Thank you for your sweet and bitter fruits

        C                     A                 G            C
    Yes, I’ve got the desert in my toenail

      G                   D                       G (x2)
    And I hid the speed inside my shoe


           C                          A                  G (x2)
    But come on come on down sweet Virginia

      C                      A                  G (x2)
    Come on honey child I beg of you
      C                          A                   G            C
    Come on come on down you got it in you

      G                          D                          G (x2)
    Got to scrape that shit right off your shoes


    Instrumental Verse


    Chorus x2 (hold G to end)

    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.