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Children of Children  Jason Isbell

Intro & Verse chords
[D] [Dsus2] [Am] [Em] [D5]  
 
 e|-2---0--|---------------|------------|----------------------------------------|
 B|-3---3--|--0h1-1-0-----0|----1-0-----|--0h3-3-3-3-----------------------------|
 G|-2---2--|--0h2-----2-0--|0-0-----2-0-|--0h2-2-4-2-----------------------------|
 D|-0---0--|--0h2----------|0h2---------|--0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------|
 A|--------|--0-0----------|0h2---------|----------------------------------------|
 E|--------|---------------|0-0---------|----------------------------------------|

[D]Pictures of the farm be[Dsus2]fore us
[Am]Old men in a gospel chorus
[Em]Sepia and saddle horses [D5]Easy on the reins
[D]'81 a motor [Dsus2]and your
[Am]Mama's 17 again
[Em]She's squinting at the dusty wind the [D5]anger of the plains
 
 e|---2--/-0-|--3-3-x-3---|-5-5-x-3---|--0-0-x-2---|--------------------------|
 B|---3--/-6-|--5-5-x-5---|-5-5-x-5---|--1-1-x-3---|--------------------------|
 G|---2--/-5-|--5-5-x-4---|-5-5-x-4---|--2-2-x-2---|--------------------------|
 D|---0--/-0-|--0-0-x-0---|-0-0-x-0---|--0-0-x-0---|--------------------------|
 A|----------|------------|-----------|------------|--------------------------|
 E|----------|------------|-----------|------------|--------------------------|

[D]You and I were almost [Dsus2]nothing
[Am]Pray to God that God was bluffing
[Em]17 ain't old enough to [D5]reason with the pain
[D]How could we expect the [Dsus2]two to
[Am]stay in love when neither knew the
[Em]meaning of the difference between [D5]sacred and profane
Chorus Chords
[C9] [G] [D] [Dsus4] [Dsus2] [A7] [G/B]  
 
 e|---3-----|----3-----|----2----|---3-----|---0----|----3----|----3----------|
 B|---3-----|----3-----|----3----|---3-----|---3----|----3----|----3----------|
 G|---0-----|----0-----|----2----|---2-----|---2----|----0----|----0----------|
 D|---2-----|----0-----|----0----|---0-----|---0----|----2----|----x----------|
 A|---3-----|----2-----|---------|---------|--------|----0----|----2----------|
 E|---------|----3-----|---------|---------|--------|---------|---------------|

[C9]I was riding on my [G]mother's hip
She was shorter than the corn[D] [Dsus4] [Dsus2] [D]
[C9]All the years I [G]took from her
Just by being [A7]born[G/B] [C9]
 
 e|---2--/-0-|--3-3-x-3---|-5-5-x-3---|--0-0-x-2---|--------------------------| x2
 B|---3--/-6-|--5-5-x-5---|-5-5-x-5---|--1-1-x-3---|--------------------------|
 G|---2--/-5-|--5-5-x-4---|-5-5-x-4---|--2-2-x-2---|--------------------------|
 D|---0--/-0-|--0-0-x-0---|-0-0-x-0---|--0-0-x-0---|--------------------------|
 A|----------|------------|-----------|------------|--------------------------|
 E|----------|------------|-----------|------------|--------------------------|

[D]Didn't mean to break the[Dsus2] cycle
[Am]At 17 I went by Michael
[Em]No one ever called me by my [D5]own name anyway
[D]Five full generations [Dsus2]living
[Am]All these expectations giving [Em]way to one
Late to have a [D5]baby on the way
Chorus
[C9]You were riding on your [G]mother's hip
She was shorter than the corn[D] [Dsus4] [Dsus2] [D]
[C9]All the years you [G]took from her
Just by being [A7]born [G/B] [C9]

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A7 Am C9 D D5 Dsus2 Dsus4 Em G G/B
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