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History Book chords

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[Intro]
Eb Gm Bb Bb - Eb Eb Bb F 
(on the third Eb you can slide up to F and then back to Ebmaj7)

[Verse 1]
     Eb            Gm
Like faithful oxen through the chalk, 
     Bb                Gm
With dragging tails of history walk.
Eb               Gm              Bb      Bb
Soon confuse the compass and the cross.
Eb            Gm           Bb                 Bb           Eb   Eb Bb F
Carefully and cursively we fill our traveling diaries with loss.

[Verse 2] 
   Eb            Gm
Beneath an angry Bible flood, 
    Bb              Gm
Did you and I first learn to love.
Eb             Gm             Bb      Bb
In my father's car we came to know.
     Eb             Gm                  Bb                Bb       Eb Eb Bb F
And shivered in our painted clothes and paired like every animal below.

[Chorus]
               Gm
As heavy as a history book can be,
           Bb                   Eb   Bb   Dm
I will carry it with me, oh Lord.
                   Gm
And maybe when the bitterness has gone,
              Bb                             Eb   Bb  Dm
There'll be sweetness on our tongues once more.

[Verse 3]
Eb            Gm
Barefoot in a rowing boat 
    Bb                   Gm
You loose your shoes and freeze your toes
    Eb            Gm            Bb      Bb
And say I wear my sorrow like a crown
    Eb               Gm                 Bb               Bb       
And throw your arms around my head, and see it there in gold and brown and
Eb  Eb Bb F
red

[Chorus]
               Gm
As heavy as a history book can be,
           Bb                   Eb   Bb   Dm
I will carry it with me, oh Lord.
                   Gm
And maybe when the bitterness has gone,
              Bb                             Eb   Bb  Dm
There'll be sweetness on our tongues once more.

[Bridge]
     Ab                          Eb          Bb
We'll soon forget our parents' names,
      Ab                          Eb          Bb
Like dogs will drive the wolves away.
        Ab                         Eb
And weep with fingertips opposed,
            Bb                    Ab           Bb        Ab
Like a church where nobody congregates.

[Middle 8/Outro Verse]
Cm     Eb          Bb           Ab
   But sweetness sings in the pasture,
Cm     Eb       Bb           Ab
   We throw ourselves on the mercy of the earth.
Cm     Eb      Bb            Ab
   If sand and salt have the answer,
Cm          Eb     Bb          Ab
   Then the act itself will be louder than the word.
Cm     Eb              Bb         Ab
   And I'll be on your side, and I'll be on your side.
Cm     Eb          Bb           Ab
Cm     Eb              Bb         Ab
   And I'll be on your side, and I'll be on your side.
Cm     Eb          Bb           Ab

            
            
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2pacalypse 10 Jul 25, 2013 10:01 PM

Would love to play it, but transposing down 3 means you are tuning all of your strings to be in the key of C#, which is fine but then you say if you want to use a capo for an easier version . . . (obviously I'm using a capo)

I can put a capo on the 9th fret, but it doesn't sound intriguing... Any help!

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2pacalypse 10 Jul 25, 2013 10:06 PM

Unless! You mean like the other TABS, where they put a capo on the 3rd fret which is the key of G!

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