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The Once And Future Carpenter chords

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Song: The Once and Future Carpenter
Album: The Carpenter
Artist: The Avett Brothers
Tab Type: Guitar (Chords)



Followed by this chord progression: E  B  E  B

[Verse 1]

E             A          F#m                A
I ain't fom Texas, but I made my way from Dallas
      F#m                 B             E - B - E - B
and I know the lonesome sound is following
E            A               F#m           A
I ain't a gambler, but I can recognize a hand
             F#m                   B             E - B - E
and when to hold when queens are staring back at me

Transition riff:
         C#m               G#m


Followed by: E  A  B  B

[Verse 2]

E              A             F#m                A
Once I was a carpenter, and man my hands were calloused
         F#m            B               E
I could swing a metal mallet sure and straight
E                   A          F#m            A
But I took to the highway, a poet young and hungry
       F#m               B                 E
and I left the timbers rotting where they lay


 A                            Am                        
Forever I will move like the world that turns beneath me
            E         C#m        B
and when I move my direction I look up to the sky
And when the black cloak drags upon the ground
         Am                      E            C#m            B
I'll be ready to surrender and remember we're all in this together
      A                         Am
If I live the life I'm given
                           E - B - E - B
I won't be scared to die

[Verse 3]

E                   A                F#m           A
I don't come from Detroit, but her diesel motors pulled me
       F#m             B               E
and I followed till I finally lost my way
E               A                  F#m             A
Now I spend my days in search of a woman we call purpose
          F#m                B                  E
and if I ever passed back through her town I'd stay

[Play Chorus here]

Instead of playing 

E - B - E - B at the end of the chorus, play
the transition riff.

[Verse 4]

E                 A          F#m             A
My life is but a coin pulled from an empty pocket
           F#m                    B                E
dropped into a slot of dreams of sevens close behind
E                 A               F#m                  A
Hope and fear go with it, and the moon and the sun go spinning
          F#m              B                E
Like the numbers and the fruits before our eyes


E   E/F#     E/G#   A                 B         E
Some - times  I    hit, sometimes it robs me blind
E   E/F#     E/G#   A                 B         E
Some - times  I    hit, sometimes it robs me blind

[Play Chorus here]

End on E chord.

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