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Lipstick Sunset  John Hiatt


The acoustic guitar here is in dropped-D tuning (DADGBE). NB A tip for
playing it - the top E string is mostly avoided apart from the motif
that connects the verses, which goes something like:

I had a go at tabbing the slide part, but I quickly realised I haven't
a clue about playing slide (which doesn't help when you're trying to
transcibe Ry Cooder!). Does anybody else want to try?- if it's any
help, I'd be reasonably certain that it's in either open D or open E
Corrections and comments welcome, as always...

There's a [G]lipstick [D]sunset [A]smeared ac[G]ross the August sky
There's a [A]bitter sweet per[D]fume hanging [Bm]in the fields
The [A]creek is running high
And I [G]left my love a-[D]waiting[F#] in the dawn some[Bm]where to won[E]der why
By the end of the [D]day all [D/F#]her sweet [G]dreams would fade
To a [A]lipstick [D]sunset[G] [A] [D]
And the radio was playing and that old summer heat was on the rise
I just had to get away before some sad old song
Brought tears to my eyes
And Lord I couldn't tell her that her love was only killing me
By the end of the day all her sweet dreams would fade
To a lipstick sunset
<Slide solo>
Well it's pretty as a picture, red and blushing, just before the night
Maybe love's like that for me,
Maybe I can only see as you take away the light
But hold me in the darkness - we can dream about the cool twilight
Til the dawning of the day when I make my getaway
To a lipstick sunset
[G] There will come another [D]day, and I'll [D/F#]make my [G]getaway
To a [A]lipstick [D]sunset
<Repeat last 2 lines>
<Slide solo>
[-----]Chords used:
D 000232, G 550033, A x02220, Bm x24432,
F# 4x432x, E 222100, D/F# 40023x

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