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Black Pear Tree chords

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This is an acoustic adaptation of that on the album, with piano accompaniment and vocals with Kaki King. This is not the live version. The first two verses are best played on strings 2, 3 and 4 only, with later verses played with fuller chords. If you listen to the recording, you can catch when a few extra notes are played individually. If you notice something off, please let me know so I can fix it. Standard tuning. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Artist: The Mountain Goats & Kaki King
Song: Black Pear Tree

A  D E
A  D E

[Verse 1]
A                     D                   E
     I dug a hole and filled it up with compost
A                                    D     E
     Rested in the cool grass for a minute
A                          D               E
     I saw the future in a dream last night
F#m  A                     D E
     There's nothing in it

A  F#m D
A  F#m D

[Verse 2]
  A             D                 E
     I set the sapling in the hole
     A                                   D E
     Started gently tamping down the dirt
A                              D           E
     I saw the future in a dream last night
F#m  A                           D                    E
     Somebody's gonna get hurt, somebody's gonna get hurt
F#m A                 D  A
     I hope it's not me
D              A                 E         D 
     But I suspect it's going to have to be

A  F#m D
A  F#m D

[Verse 3]
A             D                     E
     I dug my heels in for the winter
A                          Esus7    E
     And I waited for the snow
A                                    D                     E
     But something was stuck up in the clouds, something was stuck up there
F#m A                D E
     It couldn't let go

A  F#m D
A  F#m D

[Verse 4]
A                            D              E
     And when the time came, I could see it happen
     A                                      D E
     Blossoms black and sweet as Texas crude
A                      D                        E
     I saw the future flowering like a ruptured vessel
F#m  A                      D      E
     Somebody's gonna get screwed
F#m A              D A
     It won't be me
F#m           A             E                   D
     Some day I am going to walk out of here free

A  F#m D
A  F#m D 
A  F#m D
A  F#m D

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