• Song:

    Tired Old Phrases

  • Artist:

    Cadillac Sky

  • Album:

    Letters in the Deep

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Cadillac Sky - Tired Old Phrases
from Letters in the Deep (2010)

Other than a couple of Emaj7 embellishments in verses 3 & 4 the chords are the same for 
the verses and instrumentals.

Intro: E E E E

E (022100@1)          B7 (x21202@1)    E (022100@1)   EI (022100@1)don't know if I've said anything
        A (x02220@1)               A (x02220@1)        E (022100@1) Ein (022100@1)this life that's worth re-mem-ber-ing
        A (x02220@1)           ENothing (022100@1)bold, nothing brave
           B7 (x21202@1)      C#m7just (x4242x@1)these tired old phrases
    A (x02220@1)     B7 (x21202@1)           EAnd (022100@1)I don't know what they mean

E (022100@1)        B7 (x21202@1)       EI've (022100@1)written my old self a letter
           A (x02220@1)              EI've (022100@1)moved on, I already forget her
      A (x02220@1)          E (022100@1)   B7 (x21202@1)         C#m7She's (x4242x@1)gone, we're alone, far from our home
      A (x02220@1)         B7 (x21202@1)            Ebut (022100@1)I promised me things will get better

chords: E (022100@1)name="chord_x21202@1">B7 E (022100@1)name="chord_022100@1">E  A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)E (022100@1) A (x02220@1)E (022100@1)name="chord_x21202@1">B7 C#m (x13321@4)name="chord_x02220@1">A B7 (x21202@1)name="chord_022100@1">E
notes:  E (022100@1)name="chord_244322@1">F# Ab (xx1114@1) C# (x43121@1)name="chord_x43121@3">Eb E (022100@1) C# (x43121@1)name="chord_022100@1">E F# (244322@1)name="chord_xx1114@1">Ab  A (x02220@1)name="chord_x2444x@1">B  E (022100@1)E (022100@1)      B7 (x21202@1)        E (022100@1)Emaj7The (021100@1)Devil is laughing at me
   A (x02220@1)                     Ehe (022100@1)knows all the evil I've seen
              A (x02220@1)           EAnd (022100@1)though he helped them begin
  B7 (x21202@1)       C#m7I (x4242x@1)own all my sins
        A (x02220@1)        B7 (x21202@1)         EAnd (022100@1)the fault lies clearly with me

E (022100@1)      B7 (x21202@1)        E (022100@1)    Emaj7I'm (021100@1)tired of coming home smelly
       A (x02220@1)                  Ehalf (022100@1)a bottle of Jack in my belly
        A (x02220@1)            EMy (022100@1)eyes red, my throat sore
         B7 (x21202@1)     C#m7My (x4242x@1)young body too worn out to
A (x02220@1)        B7 (x21202@1)       Estill (022100@1)only be in it's twenties

instrumental full mellody:
          E (022100@1)         B7 (x21202@1)         E (022100@1)   A (x02220@1)       A (x02220@1)        Ee|----------------------------------------------------------------| (022100@1)B|-9--10--12---10--9---------9-h10-9--------------------------9---|

A (x02220@1)       E (022100@1)    B7 (x21202@1)        C#m7 (x4242x@1)   A (x02220@1)          B7 (x21202@1)   E (022100@1)e|---------------------------------------------------------------0|

E (022100@1)       B7 (x21202@1)     E... (022100@1)And I'm sorry for being so bad
to my dear old mother and dad
I threw some fits,
they put up with it
and now I owe them all that I am

Someday when my folks meet their end
if by chance I live longer than them
For the love that they gave
and the music we made
I'll be proud to have called them my friends

E (022100@1)   xx2100
Emaj7 xx2130
B7    xx1202
A (x02220@1)   xx2220
C#m7  xx6454

Picking: something like strings 4 2 3 2 1 2 3 2  (or  4 3 4 2 1 2 3 2
or 4 3 2 3 1 3 2 3  ?)

E (022100@1)     E (022100@1)name="chord_x21202@1">B7       E (022100@1)name="chord_022100@1">E A (x02220@1)name="chord_x02220@1">A      E (022100@1)name="chord_022100@1">E A (x02220@1)name="chord_022100@1">E B7 (x21202@1)C#m7 (x4242x@1)  A (x02220@1)name="chord_x21202@1">B7      Ee|------0---------2------------0--------------------4--------22---0---0---| (022100@1)B|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0------2-2-2-2--------------5-5-5-5---0-000-000-0-0-0|

Hopefully someone who knows something about bluegrass can verify this or get the picking 
more exact.

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