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Girl America chords

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Girl America by Mat Kearney
Album: Bullet (2004)
www.matkearney.com

**{*}tab created by Scott Fuller (HughGCS){*}**
**the song has a pretty simple finger picking pattern to it**
**this tab is just to show you the chord changes in relation to lyrics**
**listen to the song to figure out the rhythem and fingerpicking**
 (this tab should be more or less correct, chord progression is always
  Em7,D,G,A/D, and if i'm off by a word or two on some, my bad, dont
  hate me! lol)


Standard Tuning

[Chords]
   Em7   D    G   A/D
e|--7----x----3----x----|
B|--8----7----3----7----|
G|--7----7----4----7----|
D|--9----7----5----7----|
A|--7----5----5----x----|
E|--x----x----3----5----|

[intro]

Em7  D  G   A/D
          (My girl)
Em7                   D  
   (it's just for you) 
   G               A/D
(i'll see you there)

________________________________________
Right before transitioning to the verse,| 
pluck the following as harmonics:       |
                                        |
e|-x--                                  |
B|-7*-                                  |
G|-7*-                                  |
D|-7*-                                  |
A|-x--                                  |
E|-x--                                  |
(*=harmonic)                            |
________________________________________|

[verse]
             Em7                         D
my girl america is just a youth is this world
                      G                         A/D
her smile is more precious than the sparkle of pearls
                   Em7                     D
and though her age reads she’s just a young girl
                       G                  A/D
the age behind her eyes show the pain that she’s swirled
                              Em7                      D
through the hand that’s been dealt though it’s quiet as kept
                    G                        A/D
the weight was all felt last night when she slept
                           Em7                         D
and as she crept into the dreams of the things of her past
                        G                      A/D
seems to have grown so fast, way beyond her own class
                            Em7                             D
though they're right there with her, her brothers and her sisters
                 G                      A/D
a natural born leader even when her peers dis her
                       Em7                         D
my girl, she’s at a crossroads, people praying for her
                          G            A/D
some are preying on her magazine ads, sex, drama
                     Em7                     D
smoking marijuana, longing for a father to call her, ‘daughter’
                  G                  A/D   
she’s part of a generation longing for reconciliation
                             Em7                   D
and this future that they're facing and this poison that they're tasting
            D                 A/D
my girl, i know this love that your chasing



[chorus]

Em7                    D                G                 A/D
   my girl america’s crying when she’s lying on her bed at night
Em7                        D                   G               A/D
   i can see that she’s screaming when she’s dreaming for her freedom
Em7                    D                 G             A/D
   my girl america’s dying while she’s trying just to stop this fight
Em7           D           G        A/D
don't stop believing, my girl america



[verse]

                 Em7                         D
boys with hungry eyes have been beating her door
               G                                       A/D
telling her that’s what she’s for, trying to rob at her core
                         Em7                                 D
then leave calling her a whore, but still she knows there’s more
                          G                                      A/D
i know she knows there’s more because there is a voice she can't ignore
                             Em7                                 D
‘cause it was founded in the foundations, from the day of her creation
            G                      A/D
in God we trust engraved on the treasures of her nation
        Em7                      D
and the void that the boys can’t fill
           G                            A/D
with the tipping of the bottle or the popping of the pill
                       Em7                        D
but still most of her friends don't care as they glare
                          G                            A/D
ready to drown down the funnel as they frown down the tunnel
                     Em7                         D
they stumble and the tumble breaking down into rubble
            G                   A/D
my girl america, stop can't you see
                    Em7               D
it’s not the circumstances that determine who you're gonna be
     G                       A/D
but how you deal with these problems and pains that come your way
        Em7                     D
it’s for you that i pray with hope for a brighter day
          G                    A/D
and so i say, your deliverance is coming



[Repeat Chorus X2]


[Bridge]

Em7            D
faith like a child from your first birth
     G                           A/D
you left it in the dirt on your worst hurt
       Em7                D
and i see each tear and every scar
     G                   A/D
the hands that have held you where you are
          Em7               D
and i can see that we've strayed so far
        G               A/D
a king born under that morning star
      Em7               D
as a crown of thorns was placed to erase
      G                  A/D
each tear that’s touched your face
        Em7                  D
and his palms and sides where pierced with spears
    G                 A/D
he hung in love just to draw you near
Em7             D
and my girl, out of this whole world
G                   A/D
can’t you see this is where we started


[Repeat Chorus x2]


[Ending]
(2 parts)

        Em7                  D
and his palms and sides where pierced with spears

    G                   A/D
he hung in love just to draw you near
(1776  to  a  new  heaven)

Em7             D
and my girl, out of this whole world
(just for you girl, i'll see you there)

G                   A/D             Em7
can’t you see this is where we started
                    (don't stop believin')

  D    G       A/D    
      where we started
(don't stop)

   Em7        D            G    A/D
   where we started... My girl Ameri-ica
(don't stop believin' boo)
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FearGod_NotMan 10 Sep 03, 2009 06:07 PM

Nice tab man, this is perfect! I also like how you put it with the words. The rest of the tabs dont even put the chords with the words...that's bull crap. Thanks, man! Nice job!

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