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I Was In The House When The House Burned Down Chords

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 "I Was In The House When The House Burned Down"
  From "Life'll Kill Ya"

 
  Use a Capo on the third fret.
  
  Intro: | G5  | X2

  G5  
  I had the shit till it all got smoked
  D
  I kept the promise till the vow got broke
  D
  I had to drink from the lovin' cup
    G5
  I stood on the banks till the river rose up
  C
  I saw the bride in her wedding gown
  G5                           D             C Em D G
  I was in the house when the house burned down

    | C Em D G X3  |  G |

  I may be old and I may be bent
  But I had the money till it all got spent
  I had the money till they made me pay
  Then I had the sense to be on my way
  I had to stay in the underground
  I was in the house when the house burned down

   | C Em D G X3|
  
    Chorus:
    
       C
       I was in the house when the house burned down
       G5
       I met the man with the thorny crown
           D
       I helped Him carry his cross through town
       G5                            D
       I was in the house when the house burned down

       Harmonica Break: |C Em D G X3| G  D X2| *drumfill*

       Chorus

       Repeat verse 1, End on G

   Relevant  Chord shapes:  EADGbe   EADGbe    EADGbe
                        G5: 3X0033 C:X32013 Em:022003

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hitro2323 wrote on September 22 2013, 08:04 pm

I play this on a twelve string tuned down a full step using key of C fingering for a true Bb key...

C5 (x32013)
I had the shit...
G
I kept the promise...
G
I had to drink...
C5
I stood on the banks...
F
I saw the bride...
F Am G C

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Who66 wrote on September 25 2013, 07:53 pm

I considered chording it that way, but Warren seems to have played it in open G (and played it without the capo live)

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