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The Ballad Of Love And Hate chords

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A great song by the Avett brothers,listen to the song for rhythm and phrasing. 

Capo on 3rd fret

[Verse 1]

C             C         G           C
Love writes a letter and sends it to hate.
F            F           G           C
My vacations ending. I'm coming home late.
F               G            C             F
The weather was fine and the ocean was great
      C                   G F        F
and I can't wait to see you again.

(same as verse chords)

Hate reads the letter and throws it away.
"No one here cares if you go or you stay.
I barely even noticed that you were away.
I'll see you or I won't, whatever."

[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1)

Love sings a song as she sails through the sky.
The water looks bluer through her pretty eyes.
And everyone knows it whenever she flies,
and also when she comes down.

(same as verse chords)

Hate keeps his head up and walks through the street.
Every stranger and drifter he greets.
And shakes hands with every loner he meets
with a serious look on his face.

[Verse 3]
(same as verse 1)

Love arrives safely with suitcase in tow.
Carrying with her the good things we know.
A reason to live and a reason to grow.
To trust. To hope. To care.

(same as verse chords)

Hate sits alone on the hood of his car.
Without much regard to the moon or the stars.
Lazily killing the last of a jar
of the strongest stuff you can drink.

[Verse 4]
(same as verse 1)

Love takes a taxi, a young man drives.
As soon as he sees her, hope fills his eyes.
But tears follow after, at the end of the ride,
cause he might never see her again.

(same as verse chords)

Hate gets home lucky to still be alive.
He screams o'er the sidewalk and into the drive.
The clock in the kitchen says 2:55,
And the clock in the kitchen is slow.

[Verse 5]
(same as verse 1)

Love has been waiting, patient and kind.
Just wanting a phone call or some kind of sign,
That the one that she cares for, who's out of his mind,
Will make it back safe to her arms.

(same as verse chords)

Hate stumbles forward and leans in the door.
Weary head hung, eyes to the floor.
He says "Love, I'm sorry", and she says, "What for?
I'm your and that's it, Whatever.

I should not have been gone for so long.
I'm your's and that's it, forever."
You're mine and that's it, forever.

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FilthyMcNastys 10 Oct 26, 2008 10:16 AM

for live capos on the fourth fret the change for the second line holds F and goes straight to C on "late" w/ no G :)

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Snowblind 911 173 Jul 21, 2010 03:11 AM

third line the C leads into an A minor, not an F, and there's a bass note run of C-B-A at the change.

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