• 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 E7M embellishments in verses 3 & 4 the chords are the same for 
the verses and instrumentals.

Intro: E5 E5 E5 E5

        E5            B5      E5     E5
I don't know if I've said anything
        A5                 A5          E5   E5
in this life that's worth re-mem-ber-ing
        A5             E5
Nothing bold, nothing brave
           B5        C#5
just these tired old phrases
    A5       B5             E5
And I don't know what they mean

     E5          B5         E5
I've written my old self a letter
           A5                E5
I've moved on, I already forget her
      A5            E5     B5           C#5
She's gone, we're alone, far from our home
      A5           B5              E5
but I promised me things will get better

chords: E5 B5 E5 E5  A5  A5  E5   A5  E5 B5 C#5 A5 B5 E5
notes:  E5 F#5 Ab5   C#5 Eb5 E5   C#5 E5 F#5 Ab5  A5 B5  E5

    E5        B5          E5  E5
The Devil is laughing at me
   A5                       E5
he knows all the evil I've seen
              A5             E5
And though he helped them begin
  B5         C#5
I own all my sins
        A5          B5           E5
And the fault lies clearly with me

    E5        B5          E5      E5
I'm tired of coming home smelly
       A5                    E5
half a bottle of Jack in my belly
        A5              E5
My eyes red, my throat sore
         B5       C#5
My young body too worn out to
A5          B5         E5
still only be in it's twenties

instrumental full mellody:
          E5           B5           E5     A5         A5          E5
e | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 
B | -(b9)-10--12---10--(b9)--------(b9)h10-(b9)-------------------------(b9)-- | 
G | --------------------11--11-----------------8--(b9)9h11--(b9)-11----- | 
D | ------------------------------------(b9)-11----------------------- | 
A | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 
E | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 

       A5         E5      B5          C#5     A5            B5     E5

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 | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | 

        E5         B5       E5 ...
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

E5     xx2100
E5 xx2130
B5    xx1202
A5     xx2220
C#5  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  ?)

    E5       E5 B5       E5 E5 A5 A5      E5 E5 A5 E5 B5  C#5    A5 B5      E5
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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