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Hard Times chords

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Note: "Hard Times" features Gillian Welch on banjo. 
This arrangement focuses on David Rawlings' guitar accompaniment to the track.
Capo 6

[Intro]

G G/F#


[Verse 1]

            Em7       D            C        G
There was a Camptown man, used to plow and sing
Em7           D            C          G
He loved that mule and the mule loved him
         Em7     D          C          G
When the day got long as it does about now
Em7           D             C     G    Gsus4
I'd hear him singing to his muley-cow

G                    Gsus4      G     Gsus4
Calling, "Come on my sweet old girl
G           Gsus4       G      Gsus4
I'd bet the whole damn world
G           D       G          C          D
We're gonna make it yet to the end of the row"


[Chorus]

         Em7       D           C        G
Singing "Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind
Em7        D           C        G
Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind, Bessie
Em7        D           C       D           G
Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind no more"


[Chorus-to-Verse Interlude]

G G/F#


[Verse 2]

            Em7      D      C        G
Said it's a mean old world, heavy in need
Em7          D           C          G
That big machine is just picking up speed
          Em7        D                C          G
They were supping on tears, they were supping on wine
Em7           D             C         G    Gsus4
We all get to heaven in our own sweet time

G               Gsus4      G     Gsus4
So come all you Asheville boys 
     G           Gsus4      G     Gsus4
and turn up your old-time noise
    G             D          G           C             D
And kick 'til the dust comes up from the cracks in the floor


[Chorus]

         Em7        D           C        G
Singing "Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind, brother
Em7        D           C        G
Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind
Em7        D           C       D           G
Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind no more"

G G/F#
Em7 D C G

[Verse 3]

        Em7      D               C        G
But the Camptown man, he doesn't plow no more
Em7         D                  C          G
I seen him walking down to the superette store
         Em7       D             C        G
Guess he lost that nag and he forgot that song
Em7          D              C        G    Gsus4
Woke up one morning and the mule was gone

G               Gsus4    G     Gsus4
So come on, you ragtime kings
     G           Gsus4      G     Gsus4
And come on, you dogs, and sing
    G            D        G        C         D
And pick up the dusty old horn and give it a blow


[Chorus]

         Em7        D           C       G
Playing "Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind, honey
Em7        D           C        G
Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind, sugar
Em7        D           C       D           G  Gsus4 G
Hard times ain't gonna rule my mind no more"

            
            
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t-sloth 25 Nov 14, 2017 04:26 PM

Thanks for writing the guitar part out, this is the appropriate place to start when working on a guitar based version of the song. I do have minor correction however: the capo should be on the 6th fret of a guitar in standard tuning, this fits with the recording and it is also the key they play it in live.

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drewfonts 114 Nov 27, 2017 02:40 PM

Right you are! Thanks, I've corrected it.

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