Music and Lyrics by Patty Griffin
from the "Living With Ghosts" album
Chords transcribed by Michael Mrozek (mmroz@ix.netcom.com)

standard tuning - CAPO 3RD

G - 320033              Dsus4 - x00233
C9 - 032030             Am -    002210
D - 000232              C - 003210

Intro:  Dsus4  G  C9  D       Dsus4  G  C9  D

Dsus4           G                          C9                         D
Sweet Lorraine the          fiery head         brown eyed schemer

who         came from a     long line of       drinkers and dreamers

who         knew that       sunshine donít     hold up to dark

whose       businesses      fail who          sleep in the park

Lor         raine who       spoke of           paintings in Paris

and         outlandish      things to her     family just to scare us

whose       heart went      pokiní where     it shouldnít ought

         C9                        G              D
whose mother could only, spit at the thought

      C9    Dsus4      G        C9  D      Dsus4  G  C9  D
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Dsus4           G                          C9                           D
Her          father would    tear out like a   page of the Bible

then he'd    burn down the   house to          announce his arrival

her          mother was      working and       never was home

Lor          raine carved    out a little      life of her own

Dsus4  G                                    C9                 D
Lor       raine started working, Lorraine went to   school

her       mother threw stones         at her on the   day that she moved

now       isnít that a                very strange    thing to do

    C9                                   G         D
for someone who never really wanted you

     C9     Dsus4     G               C9  D
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

       Am                                    C
Her daddy called her a slut and a whore
          G                    D                   Am
on the night before her wedding day
the very next morning, at the church
      D                  C9
her daddy gave, Lorraine away, Lorraine away
              Dsus4      G
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Dsus4           G                              C9                                    D
In the        battle of      time, in the             battle of will

itís          only your      hope and your            heart that gets killed

and itís      harder and     harder Lorraine, to      believe in magic

                 C9                                             G         D
when          what came      before you was           so very tragic

  C9         Dsus4    G
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Dsus4      G         C9  D       Dsus4  G  C9  D
Sweet Lorraine

----repeats, fades out on D


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