• Song:

    Tired Old Phrases

  • Artist:

    Cadillac Sky

  • Album:

    Letters in the Deep

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

Other than a couple of E7M embellishments in verses 3 & 4 the chords are the same for 
the verses and instrumentals.

Intro: E E E E

        E            B7      E     E
I don't know if I've said anything
        A                 A          E   E
in this life that's worth re-mem-ber-ing
        A             E
Nothing bold, nothing brave
           B7        C#m7
just these tired old phrases
    A       B7             E
And I don't know what they mean


     E          B7         E
I've written my old self a letter
           A                E
I've moved on, I already forget her
      A            E     B7           C#m7
She's gone, we're alone, far from our home
      A           B7              E
but I promised me things will get better


instrumental
chords: E B7 E E  A  A  E   A  E B7 C#m A B7 E
notes:  E F# Ab   C# Eb E   C# E F# Ab  A B  E


    E        B7          E  E7M
The Devil is laughing at me
   A                       E
he knows all the evil I've seen
              A             E
And though he helped them begin
  B7         C#m7
I own all my sins
        A          B7           E
And the fault lies clearly with me


    E        B7          E      E7M
I'm tired of coming home smelly
       A                    E
half a bottle of Jack in my belly
        A              E
My eyes red, my throat sore
         B7       C#m7
My young body too worn out to
A          B7         E
still only be in it's twenties


instrumental full mellody:
          E           B7           E     A         A          E
e | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 
B | -(b9)-10--12---10--(b9)--------(b9)h10-(b9)-------------------------(b9)-- | 
G | --------------------11--11-----------------8--(b9)9h11--(b9)-11----- | 
D | ------------------------------------(b9)-11----------------------- | 
A | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 
E | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 

       A         E      B7          C#m7     A            B7     E

e | ---------------------------------------------------------------0 | 
B | ----------------------7--7-h9p-7--(b9)-7--(b9)-10--9h10--(b9)-7------- | 
G | ---------8--(b9)-----(b9)-------------------------------------(b9)-8-- | 
D | --(b9)-11--------(b9)----------------------------------------------- | 
A | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 
E | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 

        E         B7       E ...
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     xx2100
E7M xx2130
B7    xx1202
A     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       E B7       E E A A      E E A E B7  C#m7    A B7      E
e | ------0---------2------------0--------------------4--------22---0---0--- | 
B | ---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0------2-2-2-2--------------5-5-5-5---0-000-000-0-0-0 | 
G | ----1---1-----2---2--------2---2--------------------4-----222-2-1-1---1- | 
D | --2---------1------------2--------------------6---------1-------2------- | 
A | ------------------------------------------------------------------------ | 
E | ------------------------------------------------------------------------ | 

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

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