Southland in the springtime

Indigo Girls

SOUTHLAND IN THE SPRINGTIME (Emily Saliers) ------------------------------------------- [Actually in A, so capo at the 2nd fret.] [Each chord is one measure, except chords joined by hyphens are one measure _total_.]
G F/G C(9) D G F/G C(9) D [intro]
G F/G C(9) D Maybe we'll make Texas by the morning G F/G C(9) D Light the bayou with our taillights in the night Em C G - Gsus G Eight hundred miles to El Paso from the state line F(9) C Am7 D7 And we never have the money for the flight
VERSE 2: G F/G C(9) D I'm in the back seat sleepy from the travel G F/G C(9) D Played our hearts out all night long in New Orleans Em C G - Gs C/G I'm dirty from the diesel fuel, drinking coffee black G Am7 D7sus D7 When the first breath of Texas comes in clean
CHORUS: G G C C And there's something about the southland in the springtime G B7 Em C Where the waters flow with confidence and reason G Gsus/A G/B Gsus/C Though I miss her when I'm gone, it won't ever be too long Am7 G/B C D Till I'm home again to spend my favorite season Am7 G/B C D When god made me born a yankee he was teasing Em7 G/B C D There's no place like home and none more pleasing than the southland G C/G C F/C - C D C G - Gsus G in the springtime
In Georgia, nights are softer than a whisper Beneath a quilt somebody's mother made by hand
With the farmland like a tapestry passed down through generations And the peach trees stitched across the land There'll be cider up near Helen off the roadside And warm peanuts in a bag to warm your fingers And the smoke from the chimneys meets its maker in the sky With a song that winter wrote whose melody lingers
[Repeat chorus, end on last G.]
The spacing matches the rhythm (1 hyphen is 1 16th note). The hashmarks on the E-string are time markers (1 every quarter note). The 2's that have *'s in front of them are actually quick 0-2 hammer-ons. = is a hammer-on or pull-off between two notes.
G F/G C(9) D G E ----------------|----------------|----------------|------0=2---2-3-| U B ----------0-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|--3-------3-----| I G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|----------------|----2-----------| T D ----0-------0---|----3-------3---|----0=2-----0=2-|0---------------| A A ----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|----------------| R E 3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---| #1
G F/G C(9) D G E ----------------|----------------|----------------|------0=2-------| U B ----------0-----|--1-------1-----|--1-------1-----|--3-------------| I G ------0-------0-|------0-------0-|----------------|----2-----------| T D ----0-------0---|----3-------3---|----0=2-----0=2-|0---------------| A A ----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|----------------| R E 3---+---3---+---|3---+---3---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---| #1 | | | | | | | | E --------------3-|----------------|----------------|----------------| G B ------------0-1-|--------1-1-----|------------1=0-|3---------------| U G ----------2-----|-----*2*2-0---0-|----------------|2---------------| I D ----------------|------------3-2-|----------0*2---|0---------------| T A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| A E +---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---|+---+---+---+---| R
- Adam Schneider,

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