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Rake Tab

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Rake by Townes Van Zandt as played by Steve Earle

Intro and Verse 1 (fill with chord strums):


  Dm                        Fm                        G
e|------------|------0-----|------------|------------|
B|------------|----3---3---|------------|------------|
G|------------|0h2---------|------------|0h2-0-------|
D|0-----------|----------0h|3-----------|--------3---|
A|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|

                         Dm
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|0-----------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|----3---2---|0-----------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|0-----------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|

Verse 2:

F G Fmaj7 Dm C Dm


Lyrics:

I used to wake and run with the moon
I lived like a rake and a young man
I covered my lovers with flowers and wounds
my laughter the devil would frighten

The sun she would come and beat me back down
but every cruel day had its nightfall
I'd welcome the stars with wine and guitars
full of fire and forgetful

My body was sharp the dark air clean
and outrage my joyful companion
whisperin' women how sweet they did seem
kneelin' for me to command them

And time was like water but I was the sea
I'd have never noticed it passin'
except for the turnin' of night into day
and the turnin' of day into cursin'

You look at me now, and don't think I don't know
what all your eyes are a sayin'
Does he want us to believe these ravings and lies
they're just tricks that his brains been a playin'?

A lover of women he can't hardly stand
he trembles he's bent and he's broken
I've fallen it's true but I say unto you
hold your tongues until after I've spoken

I was takin' my pride in the pleasures I'd known
I laughed and thought I'd be forgiven
but my laughter turned 'round eyes blazing and
said my friend, we're holdin' a wedding

I buried my face but it spoke once again
the night to the day we're a bindin'
and now the dark air is like fire on my skin
and even the moonlight is blinding

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