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Birmingham chords

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  • Corrected some chords. Added rhythm changes.
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[Verse 1]

G
Delta Mama and a Nickajack Man
Em
Raised their Cumberland daughters in a Tennessee band
D
Played Springwater at Station Inn
C                                Em
Couldn't play fast, couldn't fit in

G
Caught a '66 Dodge in Caroline
Em
Got her education on her mama's dime
D
She was singing in a bar called Comatose
C                              Em
Halfway rusted on the salty coast


[Chorus]

C               G 
Rock of Ages, cleave for me
C       G       Em      G
Let me hide myself in Thee
G      C      Em
Buried in the sand
C            G          D      G
Five hundred miles from Birmingham

[Verse 2]

G
Rockamount Cowboy in a rock and roll band
G                                        Em
Plugged his amplifier in all across the land
D
Athens, Georgia on a friday night
C                                      Em
Saw that little girl, she could sing alright

G
Spent five years going from town to town
G                                     Em
Waiting on that little girl to come around
D
Caught in the arms of New York City
C                                  Em
To lose that gal seemed terrible pity


[Chorus]

C               G 
Rock of Ages, cleave for me
C      G      Em      G
Let my heart forget a beat
G      C     Em
Why do you demand
C       G       D      G
Calling me from Birmingham


[Verse 3]

Em
Pulled her covered wagon off the BQE
Em                                          G
Said this'll be the last you'll ever see of me
Em             
Well the cowboy laughed said I know it's not true
Em                                                 G
Cause there's nothing I could do to get loose from you

G
Made a little money playing in the bars
G                                     Em
With two beat up drums and two old guitars
C
From the Crescent City to the Great Salt Lake
C                                    Em
It ain't what you got, it's what you make


[Instrumental]

G    Em   C   Em


[Bridge]

G
When the road got rough and the wheels all broke
Em
Couldn't take more then we could tow
G
Making something out of nothing with a scratcher and our hope
C                                           G
With two old guitars like a shovel and a rope


[Chorus]

C               G 
Rock of Ages, cleave for me
C       G       Em      G
Let me hide myself in Thee
G      C   Em
Now I understand
C         G           D      G
On better terms since Birmingham

fitzmunroe@gmail.com

            
            
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earthchild18 63 Feb 08, 2013 11:29 PM

This is awesome!!

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orokataro 10 May 03, 2013 12:20 PM

Nicely done.

I think the two lines

"From the Crescent City to the Great Salt Lake"
and
"Making something out of nothing with a scratcher and our hope"

are D though.

Also, the HARMONICA solo is
G Em D C Em.

Thanks for posting!

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b_munroe 51 Jun 13, 2013 01:05 PM

@orokatora Yes you are right, thanks for the correction.
peace to you

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