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Sweet Virginia chords

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Artist:    The Rolling Stones
Song:      Sweet Virginia (Live)  In Texas, 1972
Written:   Jagger & Richards (1972)
Album:     Exile On Main Street - Remastered (2010)
URL's:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIfQipkkOqs;
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St.;
           https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Virginia
Tempo:     Andante (or Country Shuffle)
Method:    Played as down-up strokes,with emphasis on the lowest four strings (DGBe) 
Author:    Tab annotated by rikigo [grosserr@gmail.com]
Tuning:    Standard


Capo 2

Chords:     
           EADGBe
C/G        332010  
A          X02220
G          320033
G7         323003
D          XX0232


Intro:(Moderato acoustic lead lick & harmonica over)
|C/G A        G G7|
|C/G A        G G7|
|C/G A   G G7  C/G|
|G   D G  C/G    G|
     

VERSE 1:
C/G                A               G   G7
Wadin' through the waste stormy winter,
C/G                A                    G    G7
And there's not a friend to help you through.
C/G                A                    G      C/G
Tryin' to stop the waves behind your eyeballs,(Aha!)
G               D                    G     C/G G 
Drop your reds, drop your greens and blues.


VERSE 2:
C/G                   A         G    G7
Thank you for your wine, California,
C/G                A                  G    G7
Thank you for your sweet and bitter fruits.
C/G            A               G      C/G 
Yes, I got the desert in my toenail, (Aha)
G              D               G    C/G G 
And I hid your speed inside my boot. 


CHORUS 1:(Lead Sax over)
C/G            A                       G   G7
Wow!  Come on, come on down Sweet Virginia,
C/G                 A                      G   G7
I want you come on, come on down, I beg of you.
C/G                  A                          G     C/G      
I want you come on, come on down, you got it in you. (Aha!)
G             D              G       C/G   G  
Got to scrape the shit right off you shoes.


Mick Jagger: “Come on, Bobby Womack!  Let’s (do it) one-time.  Bring it home in Texas!”


INSTRUMENTAL: (Sax over)
|C/G A        G G7|
|C/G A        G G7|
|C/G A   G G7  C/G|
|G   D G  C/G    G|


CHORUS 2:
C/G              A               G   G7
Come on, come on down Sweet Virginia,
C/G              A              G    G7
Come on, come on down, I beg of you.
C/G              A                   G    G7
Come on, come on down, you got it in you. (Aha!)
G                  D          G       C/G    G 
Got to scrape that shit right off you shoes.


Mick Jagger: “Do it one time, ‘come on’ - as I’m talking!”


CHORUS 3 & CODA:
C/G              A               G   G7
Come on, come on down Sweet Virginia,
C/G              A              G   G7
Come on, come on down, I beg of you.
C/G                  A               G     G7
Come on, come on down, you got it in you. (Aha!)
G                 D          G       C/G     G 
Got to scrape the shit right off you sho-hoo-es.    


Mick Jagger: “Alright!, alright!”


Offstage: “Let’s Go Now.”


[End]


Notes:
1. This is how I hear it and suspect that it was performed, hence this differs from any previous versions.
2. The transition from G to G7 involves the LH ring finger moving it’s position (320033 to 323003).
3. “(The ‘Exile On Mainstreet’) re-release has a highest normalised rating of 100 on Metacritic based on 
seven professional reviews, a distinction it shares with other re-releases such as London Calling by 
The Clash.  In 2012, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.”  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St


            
            
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NoTTD 20 Nov 08, 2015 11:51 AM

Try A7 for your A and I think you have it. Nice tab.

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rikigo 3,285 Nov 08, 2015 12:07 PM, edited at 05:20 pm

Hi NoTTD, My partner's in hospital at the moment. When I get a moment, I'll check it out! Tx, :-R

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phil saba 12 Aug 27, 2016 02:59 PM

Ive been playing this song for years and have always walked the C down to an Aminor and it sounds perfect

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