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The Once and Future Carpenter  The Avett Brothers

This shows the basic chords plus the intro and fill-ins. Listen to the song to
get the strum/picking patterns.
Capo 4
Intro Riff
 
 |e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |B--1-3-1-0-1-0---0--------------------------------------------------------|
 |G--------------2---2-0-2-0---0-----------0--------------------------------|
 |D--------------------------2---2-0---0-2---2---0-------0----------0-------|
 |A----------------------------------3---------3---2-3-3-------0-3-3------0-|
 |E--------------------------------------------------------3-3--------3-3---|

Verse 1
[C]I ain't from [F]Texas, but I [Dm]made my way from [F]Dallas
And I [Dm]know the lonesome [G]sound is follo[C]wing[G]
[C]I ain't a [F]gambler, but I ca[Dm]n recognize a [F]hand
And when to [Dm]hold when the queens are [G]staring back at [C]me[G]
 
 |e---------0-----------0--|
 |B---------1-----------0--|
 |G---------2-----------0--| x3 Then, C F G
 |D---------2-----------2--|
 |A--3-2-0--0-----------2--|
 |E--------------3-2-0--0--|

Verse 2
Once I was a carpenter, and man my hands were calloused
I could swing a metal mallet sure and straight
But I took to the highway, a poet young and hungry
And I left the timbers rotting where they lay
Chorus
[F]Forever I will move like the [Fm]world that turns beneath me
And when I [C]lose my [Am]direction I'll [G]look up to the sky
And when the [F]black cloak drags upon the ground
I'll be [Fm]ready to surrender, and [C]remember
Well we're [Am]all in this to[G]gether
[F]If I live the life I'm given, [Fm] I wont be scared to die[C] [G] [C] [G]
Verse 3
And I don't come from Detroit, but her diesel motors pull me
And I followed till I finally lost my way
And now I spend my days in search of a woman we called purpose
And if I ever pass back through here town I'll stay
Chorus
 
 |e---------0-----------0--|
 |B---------1-----------0--|
 |G---------2-----------0--| x3 Then C F G C C
 |D---------2-----------2--|
 |A--3-2-0--0-----------2--|
 |E--------------3-2-0--0--|
 |e-------------------------------------|
 |B--1-3-1-0-1-0---0--------------------|
 |G--------------2---2-0-2-0---0--------|
 |D--------------------------2---2-0----|
 |A----------------------------------3--|
 |E-------------------------------------|

And my life is but a coin, pulled from an empty pocket
Dropped into a slot with dreams of sevens close behind
And hope and fear go with it, and moon and the sun go spinning
Like the numbers and fruits before our eyes
[C]Sometimes I [F]hit, some[G]times it robs me [C]blind
[C]Sometimes I [F]hit, some[G]times it robs me [C]blind
Chorus
Outro
 
 |e-----------------------------------------------------|
 |B--1-3-1-0-1-0---0---------------------------------1--|
 |G--------------2---2-0-2-0---0-----------0---------0--|
 |D--------------------------2---2-0---0-2---2---0---2--|
 |A----------------------------------3---------3---2-3--|
 |E-----------------------------------------------------|

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