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Cover Me Up -
Jason Isbell
Capo 1; Drop D tuning


[Intro] riff
      D*                   G       D
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----2H4-2---------------------------------------|
|-----------5-4--4--2--0--------------------------|
|---------------------------5-4-5-----------------|
|----------------------------------0--------------|


[Verse]
  D*                                   G                    D
A heart on the run keeps a hand on the gun you can't trust anyone
  D*                            G                           D
I was so sure what I needed was more tried to shoot out the sun
     (C#/Db)  Bm                     G                    D
Days when we raged, we flew off the page such damage was done
    D*                                 G                      D
But I made it through, cause somebody knew I was meant for someone


[Chorus]
     D                             G                         D
(So) Girl, leave your boots by the bed we ain't leaving this room
     D                     G                      D
Till someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom
     Em                       G                       Bm
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
    D*                           G                   D
So cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good


[Intro riff]


[Verse]
    D*                                           G                    D
Put your faith to the test when I tore off your dress in Richmond on high
    D*                                  G                   D
But I sobered up and I swore off that stuff forever, this time
           (C#/Db) Bm                       G                      D
And the old lovers sing, "I thought it'd be me who helped him get home"
    D*                               G                  D
But home was a dream, one I'd never seen till you came along


[Chorus]
       D                          G                         D
(So) girl, hang your dress up to dry we ain't leaving this room
      D                         G                       D
Till Percy Priest breaks open wide and the river runs through
      Em                        G                          Bm
(And) carries this house on the stones like a piece of driftwood
  D*                          G                   D
Cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good


[Intro riff x 2]


 D                             G                         D
Girl, leave your boots by the bed we ain't leaving this room
     D                     G                      D
Till someone needs medical help or the magnolias bloom
     Em                       G                       Bm
It's cold in this house and I ain't going out to chop wood
    D*                           G                   D
So cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good
  D*                           G                   D
Cover me up and know you're enough to use me for good


[Intro riff]


D

How I play it:
The intro riff I play while fretting a "D" chord and using my pinky and index finger to 
play the hammer on.
The (C#/Db) chord is basically just the "A" string at the 4th fret added to the "D" 
chord.  It's not strummed, just play the bass note.


Chords used:
D  - 000232
Em - 222000
G  - 550030
Bm - x24432
D* = D chord riff, follows vocal melody
(C#/Db) = x4x232

            
            
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talexa08 10 Jan 28, 2014 04:10 PM

Very good. Thanks.

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backpackingri 10 Aug 25, 2017 02:34 PM

You nailed it!

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