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The Cold Acre ukulele

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Augie March – The Cold Acre

Capo 2
Standard Tuning

INTRO (on piano)
   Cmaj7     Bm
e|---------|---------|
B|-----1---|-----0---|
G|---2---2-|---0---0-|(repeat x2)
D|-3-------|-2-------|
A|---------|---------|
E|---------|---------|

Cmaj7-Bm (repeat x2)

          Cmaj7                                           Bm
There's a place I've been told, and when I grow old I may go there,
          Cmaj7                                         Bm
I've been told that my family's bones may lie under the snow there,
                   D                       Bm
And with my little bag, and with my little dog,
    C                                                 D
Who sleeps on my chest when he can't find a hole in a log,
           Bm              Cmaj7
And when I go, my dog will know

to leave his old fellow and find a new pillow, 
D
far from the chill of the cold acre.

Cmaj7|Bm

              Cmaj7
Now there's a Hillydale here and a Lilydale there
              Bm                                            Cmaj7
where there's joy in the living, in voices that ring in the air
Bm                                             D
I'd stay there but sooner or later I'd have to go,
              Bm
where I don't know,
           C                                                D
but when a dog knows it's on him he doesn't ask why he just goes,
           Bm               C
And when I go my bones will know,

to pick up and follow the wagon that rolls 
       D
on the cold acre...

              D
My heart is a cold acre, 
               Bm
in my chest is a cold acre,
        C
I don't grow any good anymore though 
               D
I've seeded my soul with
all kinds of love, that it aches so...

Cmaj7-Bm (repeat x2)

SOLO
C-Em-F-G-Em-F--G-

         Cmaj7                                             Bm
Though I wake from them mouthing they leave me not able to talk,
      Cmaj7                                                      Bm
These dreams are not nightmares but realms I've been choosing to walk,
               D                       Bm
With my little bag, and with my little dog,
    C                                             D
Who rests on my stomach and barks at the oncoming fog,
             Bm                 C
O but when I go, with my lot in tow,
Like a vampire carry my piece of the earth 
       D
from the place of my death to the plots of my birth...

             D
My heart is a cold acre, 
               Bm
in my chest is a cold acre,
        C
I don't grow any good anymore though 
               D
I've seeded my soul with all kinds of love
                     D
that don't grow in a cold acre, 
                 Bm
nothing grows in a cold acre,
        C                                  D
I don't know any good anymore from the bad 
except there's one that you have and one that you had,
  Bm                      C
O grow, grow, grow, grow, grow,
                                 D
And plant me in the only place I know,
That's the Cold Acre. 

Cmaj7-Bm (repeat x8)

            
            
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