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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Some other uploaded versions of this song had some weird, unresolved formatting issues and were difficult to
read. Also, the only other "chords" version was a special acoustic arrangement in a different key. This is
really a simple song and probably the most difficult part is getting over the "wordiness" of it. Enjoy!

[Verse]
D                F#
  Father of mine    tell me where have you been
G                              E
  You know I just closed by eyes my whole world disappeared
D                F#
  Father of mine    take me back to the day
G                              E
  Yeah when I was still your golden boy back before you went away
D               F#
  I remember blue skies walking the block
G                        E
  I loved it when you held me high I loved to hear you talk
D                           F#
  You would take me to the movie you would take me to the beach
G                   F#  F  E                               D
  You would take me to a place inside that's so hard to reach

[Instrumental]
D    A  G  F#    G  A (x2)

[Verse]
D                F#
  Father of mine    tell me where did you go
G                          E
  Yeah you had the world inside your hand but you did not seem to know
D                F#
  Father of mine    tell me what do you see
G                             E
  When you look back at your wasted life and you don't see me
D                  F#
  I was ten years old doin' all that I could
G                               E
  It wasn't easy for me to be a scared white boy in a black neighborhood
D                               F#
  Sometimes you would send me a birthday card with a five dollar bill
G               F#  F  E
  I never understood you then and I guess I never will

[Chorus]
D    A  G  F#         G     A
              Daddy gave me a name
D    A  G  F#       G     A
         My daddy gave me a name
D                 A   G  F#         G     A
  Then he walked away       Daddy gave me a name
D                 A   G  F#        G     A
  Then he walked away   My daddy gave me a name

[Instrumental]
D    F#    G    F#  F  E

[Chorus]
D    A  G  F#         G     A
              Daddy gave me a name
D    A  G  F#       G     A
         My daddy gave me a name
D                 A   G  F#         G     A
  Then he walked away       Daddy gave me a name
D                 A   G  F#        G     A
  Then he walked away   My daddy gave me a name
D
  Yeah. Yeah. Oh, Yeah.

[Verse]
D                F#
  Father of mine    tell me where have you been
G                              E
  You know I just closed by eyes my whole world disappeared
D                F#
  Father of mine    tell me how do you sleep
G                          E
  With the children you abandoned and the wife I saw you beat
D                      F#
  I will never be safe    I will never be sane
G                     E
  I will always be weird inside I will always be lame
D                     F#
  Now I'm a grown man    with a child of my own
G                 F#  F  E                                   D
  And I swear I'll never let her know all the pain I have known

[Instrumental]
D    A  G  F#    G  A (x2)

[Chorus]
D                 A   G  F#         G     A
  Then he walked away       Daddy gave me a name
D                 A   G  F#        G     A
  Then he walked away   My daddy gave me a name
D                 A   G  F#        G     A
  Then he walked away   My daddy gave me a name
D                 A   G  F#        G     A
  Then he walked away   My daddy gave me a name
D
  Then he walked away yeah
D
  Then he walked away yeah
D
  Then he walked away

            
            
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TheUpsides1337 4,343 Jul 07, 2016 09:48 PM, edited on September 24 2016, 10:54 pm

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niuguitarman 157 Jul 11, 2016 10:40 PM

I don't think so. maybe the "half-step down" bit, but those are definitely major chords. I've never seen them play it any other way.

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TheUpsides1337 4,343 Jul 12, 2016 05:54 PM, edited on September 24 2016, 10:54 pm

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