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The Cape Chords


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The CAPE         by: Guy Clark

Guitar Intro:
Strum each chord 2X and emphasize the bass line
on the down beat. Or try finger pickin.

These chord progressions may be more familiar to
you as a C walk down

C  C/B  Am/A  C/G  F  G  C
C  C/B  Am/A  C/G  F  F  C
Am     C     F     C
C  C/B  Am/A  C/G  F  G  C

C              C/B         Am/A       C
Eight years old with a flour sack cape
      F    G          C
Tied all around his neck
C          C/B    Am/A     C
He climbed up on  the   garage
F                 G
Figurin' what the heck
    C          C/B      Am/A       C
He screwed his courage   up    so tight
    F           G    C
The whole thing came unwound
         C       C/B        Am/A       C
He got a runnin' start and bless his heart
   F      G       C        C
He headed for the ground

           Am                C/G
Well he's one of those who knows that life
   F              C
Is just a leap of faith
C           C/B       Am         C
Spread your arms and hold your breath
    F      G          C
And always trust your cape

C  C/B  Am/A  C/G  F  G  C
C  C/B  Am/A  C/G  F  G  C

Now he's all grown up with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his dreams
And he's full of piss and vinegar
And he's bustin at the seams
So se licked his finger and checked the wind
It's gonna be do or die
He wasn't scared of nothin', Boys
He was pretty sure he could fly



Now He's old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He's still jumpin' off the garage
And will be 'till he's dead
All these years the people said
He's actin like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did


Instrumental outro

Hope You like this. It's as close and simple as I can make it without getting too crazy. 
Very easy to play.

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stillfiddlin wrote on December 10 2014, 01:40 pm

This is the correct version!

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stillfiddlin wrote on December 10 2014, 01:42 pm, edited at 01:43 pm

Removing incorrect comment - applied to the other tab!

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