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I Take My Chances  Mary Chapin Carpenter



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[G](in[D]tro[C])  [C]     [G]   [D]   [C]   [C]
[G]I took a [D]walk in the r[Em]ain one d[C]ay
On the wr[G]ong side o[D]f the tr[C]acks  [C]
I st[G]ood on the r[D]ails till I s[Em]aw that tr[C]ain
Just to s[G]ee how my he[D]art would rea[C]ct  [C]
Now s[Em]ome people s[Bm]ay that you sho[C]uldn't tempt f[C]ate
And for th[Em]em I can n[D]ot disagr[C]ee  [C]
But I [G]never learned n[D]othing from pl[Em]aying it s[C]afe
I say f[G]ate should n[G/B]ot tempt m[C]e    [C]
I t[C]ake my cha[G]nces;[D]    [C]  I d[C]on't mind w[G]orking with[D]out a n[C]et  [C]
I t[C]ake my cha[G]nces;[D]    [C]  I t[C]ake my ch[G]ances every [D]chance I g[C]et  [C]
I sat alone in the dark one night, tuning in by remote
I found a preacher who spoke of the light but there was brimstone in his throat
He'd show me the way according to him in return for my personal check
I flipped the channel back to CNN, and I lit another cigarette

I take my chances; yes, forgiveness doesn't come with a debt
I take my chances; I take my chances every chance I get

[G](gu[D]ita[C]r s[C]olo) [G]   [D]   [C]   [C]     [G]   [D]   [C]   [C]     [G]   [D]   [C]   [C]

I've crossed lines of words and wire, and both have cut me deep
I've been frozen out and I've been on fire, and the tears are mine to weep
But I can cry until I laugh, or laugh until I cry
So cut the deck right in half, I'll play from either side

I take my chances; I pay my dollar and I place my bet
I take my chances; I take my chances every chance I get
I take my chances; yeah, I don't cling to remorse or regret
I take my chances; I take my chances every chance I get
I take my chances...

(Repeat G D C C; end on G.)

(Concert ad-lib lyrics:)
No remorse, no regrets
I chewed another Nicorette
I ordered up some crepes Suzette
I found Elvis on the Internet
I went camping with a young cadet
He showed me his bayonet
I looked at him and said, "you should get an Erector set"
Who needs a boyfriend, you can get a pet


TAB:

The electric guitar actually plays this in C with no capo. These are the
right notes; I'm not sure about the exact fingerings.

  [C]        [G]         [F]                 [C]        [G]         [F]                                  
E ----0-----------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B --1-----3-----1-|------1---------|----1---0-------|----------------|
G 0---------4-----|--2-------0---0-|--0-------0---2-|------0---------|
D ------------5---|----3-------3---|2-----------0---|--3-------3---3-|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----3-------3---|
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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Here it is in G, if you want to play it with the capo on the 5th fret:

  [G]        [D]         [C]                 [G]        [D]         [C]                                  
E ----7---5-----3-|------3---------|----3---2-----0-|----------------|
B --8-------7-----|--5-------3---3-|--3-------3-----|------3---------|
G 7-----------7---|----5-------5---|4-----------2---|--5-------5--5--|
D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----5-------5---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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