boots of spanish leather Nanci Griffith
BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER (Bob Dylan) [This is Nanci Griffith's version.] ------------------------------------ [Actually in A; capo 2. Each chord is one measure, except two chords joined by hyphens (e.g., "G - G/F#") are one measure _total_.] [See bottom of file for chord fingerings and picking pattern.] D11 D11 D11 D11 G C D/F# G - C/G G - G/F# [intro] Em(9) Em(9) C - C(9) G C G G - G/F# Oh I'm sailing away, my own true love Em D/F# G C G G - G/F# I'm sailing away in the morning Em(9) Em(9) C - C(9) G C G G - G/F# Is there something I can send you from across the sea Em D/F# G C D/F# G - C/G G - G/F# From the place where I'll be landing There's nothing you can send me, my own true love There's nothing I'm wishing to be owning Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled From across that lonesome ocean Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine Maybe silver or of golden Either from the mountains of Madrid Or from the coast of Barcelona If I had the stars of the darkest night And the diamonds from the deepest ocean I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss That's all I wish to be owning Oh, I might be gone a long ol' time And it's only that I'm asking Is there something I can send you to remember me by To make your time more easy passing How can, how can you ask me again Well it only brings me sorrow Oh, the same thing I would want today I would want again tomorrow [instrumental, same chords as intro] Oh, I got a letter on a lonesome day It was from his ship a-sailing Saying, I don't know when I'll be coming back again It depends on how I'm feeling If you, my love, must think thataway I'm sure your mind is a-roaming I'm sure your thoughts are not with me But with the country where you're going So take heed, take heed of the western wind Take heed of stormy weather And yes, there is something you can send back to me Spanish boots of Spanish leather [end on last G.] CHORDS: G: 3x000x D/F#: 2x023x Em: 0x200x C: x3201x C/G: 3x201x G/F#: 2x000x D11: x54030 Em(9): 0x400x C(9): x3001x The picking pattern is a basic alternating-bass thing: E |----------------| E |----------------| B |--*-------*-----| B |--*-------*-----| G |------*-------*-| or G |------*-------*-| D |----*-------*---| D |----*-------*---| A |----------------| A |*-------*-------| E |*-------*-------| E |----------------| [The bass notes (D and E strings, always played by the thumb) in the pattern are the most important; the other notes get left out from time to time.] - Adam Schneider, firstname.lastname@example.org
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