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Alive Acoustic  Edwin McCain

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Riff : E5 - Asus2 - C#m - C#madd9 - C#m -  G#5 - Asus2

Intro: Riff

[E5]Al, he sells records down on [Asus2]old st. charley’s street
[C#m]He’s cleaning up f[C#madd9]at tuesday’s mess he[G#5] keeps the sidewa[Asus2]lks neat
[E5]And he just lost his father and [D5]he just lost his wife
And[C#m] if it wasn’t for the music he couldn’t [G#5]get on with h[Asus2]is life

And [B]he know[Asus2]s what I [G#5]know [Asus2]
It’s not [B]all that [Asus2]hard to survi[G#5]ve   [Asus2]
You take the [B]good and the [Asus2]bad and the [G#5]time in be[Asus2]tween
It l[C#m]ets us know[G#5]    [Asus2]      we’re alive
play Riff

Well now [E5]be be’s singing gospel
And down on [Asus2]bourbon she sings the blues
She p[C#m]lays on all my h[C#madd9]eart strings curls my [G#5]toes up in [Asus2]my shoes
And [E5]she knows what I’m after
Chase my [D5]dreams with all my might
She says you [C#m]shouldn’t be so anxious and deep [G#5]down I know [Asus2]she’s right

And [B]he know[Asus2]s what I [G#5]know [Asus2]
It’s not [B]all that [Asus2]hard to survi[G#5]ve   [Asus2]
You take the [B]good and the [Asus2]bad and the [G#5]time in be[Asus2]tween
It l[C#m]ets us know[G#5]    [Asus2]      we’re alive
Play Riff

we’re a[E5]live  we’re[Asus2] alive    we’re a[C#m]live[-]  [C#madd9]        [-]  [C#m]
we're a[G#5]live[-]  [Asus2]

Well [B]get on board the rocket
Step r[G5]ight into[Asus2] the front car
You [B]know life’s a roller coaster
It [G5]ain’t got no[Asus2] safety bar
Raise [B]your voices up with laughter
Bring [G5]it in with o[Asus2]ne big sigh
Consec[C#m]rated in the wonder[G5]  .[-]..[Asus2].    we’re alive
Play Riff

[E5]Norman he plays music but [Asus2]only in my dreams
[C#m]Shows me all the [C#madd9]beauty that s[G#5]oulful mus[Asus2]ic brings
[E5]But sometimes he’s a spectre and I [D5]wake up clenched with fear
But [C#m]lesson good or bad he [G#5]always keeps[Asus2] me clear

And [B]you kno[Asus2]w what I [G#5]know [Asus2]
It’s not [B]all that [Asus2]hard to survi[G#5]ve   [Asus2]
You take the [B]good and the [Asus2]bad and the [G#5]time in be[Asus2]tween
It l[C#m]ets us know[G#5]    [Asus2]      we’re alive
E5 - D5 - C#5 - C5 x 6
[C5]   [-]  [D5]   [-]  [E5]                           
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Asus2 B C#m C#madd9 C5 D5 E5 G#5 G5
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