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    Til I Gain Control Again

    by Rodney Crowell, as performed by Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris


    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

          3    1

    G:    3x0001


    F:    133211


    C7:   x32310


    Strum: D   X U D   X U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


    Intro Walkup


    Verse 1:

    C                   G7                             C (2)

      Just like the sun over the mountaintop,

    F (2)                                           C (2)

      you know I'll always come again.

    F (2)                                                            C (2)

       You know I love to spend my morning time

    G                    G7                           C (2)

       like sunlight dancing on your skin.


    Verse 2:

    C                                   G7                       C (2)

      I have never gone so wrong as for telling lies to you.

    F (2)                                           C (2)

      What you've seen is what I've been.

    F (2)                                                          C (2)

      There is nothing that I can hide from you.

    G                   G7                     C (2)

      You see me better than I can.



    F (2)                                       C (2)

       Out on the road that lies before me now,

    F (2)                                                 C    C7 

      there are some turns where I will spin.

    F (2)                                  C (2)

      I only hope that you will hold me now,

    G7 (2)                                  C (2)

       'til I can gain control again.


    Instrumental Verse


    Verse 3:

    C                               G7                              C (2)

      Just like a lighthouse, you must stand alone

    F (2)                                       C (2)

      landmark a sailor's journey's end.

    F (2)                                                        C (2)

      No matter what sea I've been sailing on,

    G               G7                  C (2)

      I'll always roll this way again.


    Chorus (hold last C then play Intro Walkup)


    End on C


    Intro Walkup:

    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.