Music and Lyrics by Patty Griffin
Chords transcribed by (John Paquin)

To play with capo, put the capo on the 4th fret
and replace the cord pattern on the left with the
cord pattern on the right:
(no capo) (w/capo)
   E   -----  C
   G#m -----  Em
   A   -----  F
   B   -----  G (try to muffle the high E string!)


Patty plays it without the capo but with lots of open
chords like these:

     E:    G#m:   A: B:

and when the chords below indicate E ... A E,
play the A by just letting up the A string and playing
it open for that one beat.

Here we go!!

*Verse 1:

 E                         G#m
Well he jumps in the taxi, headed for the sky

      A                      E
He's off to slay some demon or dragonfly

    E                     G#m
And he looked at me, that long last time

A                         E
Turned away again and I waved goodbye

In an envelope, inside his coat

     A                 E
Is a chain I wore, around my throat

Along with, a note I wrote

         A              B
Said "I love you but, I don't ... even know why"

                E            A E
But darling, I wish you well

On your way to the wishing well

Swinging off of those gates of hell

           B                    E       A E
But I can tell how hard you're trying

Just have that secret hope

sometimes all we do is cope

Somewhere on the steepest slope

There'll be an endless rope

             E     A E
and nobody crying.

*Verse 2:
Same chords as 1st Verse except where noted

Well a long night turns into a couple long years
Of me walkin' around, around this trail of tears
Where the very loud voices of my own fears
Is ringin' and ringin' in my ears

It says that love is long gone

       A              E
Every move I make is all wrong

Says you never gave a damn for me

     A             B         B7
For anything, for anyone



         B                            A         E
May you dream you are dreaming, in a warm soft bed

             B                       A             E
And may the voices inside you that fill you with dread

         B                     A              E
Make the sound of thousands of angels instead

    B                        A          B  B7
Tonight where you might be laying your head

Slow, with feeling

And nobody crying,
Nobody crying

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