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The Curse  Dwight Yoakam

THE CURSE (Dwight Yoakam)
performed by Dwight Yoakam on A LONG WAY HOME (1998)
transcribed by Mark Albert markalbert@pipeline.com
CHORD CHART
INTRO VERSE 1 VERSE 2 CHORUS SOLO CHORUS VERSE 3 CODA
INTRO:
[E] [E] [A] [A] [A] [A]  
VERSE AND SOLO:
[A] [E] [A] [A] [A] [E] [D] [D]  
[A] [E] [D] [B] [B] [A] [E] [A] [A]  
CHORUS:
[D] [D] [D] [D] [A] [A] [A] [A]  
[D] [D] [D] [D] [B] [B] [E] [E]  
INTRO
 
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[B]  
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S
VERSE
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1. Don't you sleep
2. Don't you smile
3. Don't you try To
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Don't you have a single moment's peace Just
Don't you have happy thoughts for a while 'Til
have a single thought that goes by With-
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walk through the darkness with fears that are deep
teardrops and sadness both go out of style
out being haunted by memories like mine
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And don't you even sleep
No, don't you even smile
No, don't you even try (TO CODA)
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1. 2.
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CHORUS
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These are the things I wish for you
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Deep in my heart how I hope they come true
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And then you'll know when bad turns to worse What it's
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like to live under love's curse (SOLO)__
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\/
T
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P T
(CHORUS followed by VERSE 3)
CODA
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[B]  
* * * * *
TAB NOTES
B = bend to ()
H = hammer on
P = pull off
R = release bend from ()
S = slide
T = tied note
W = whammy bar
\
/ _
/ = eighth rest, \ = quarter rest, _ = whole rest

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