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The Once and Future Carpenter  The Avett Brothers

Tab Type: Guitar (Chords)

Followed by this chord progression: E B E B
Verse 1:
[E]I ain't fom Te[A]xas, but I [F#m]made my way from Da[A]llas
and I [F#m]know the lonesome so[B]und is followi[E]ng[-] [B] [-] [E] [-] [B]
[E]I ain't a gam[A]bler, but I can [F#m]recognize a ha[A]nd
and when to h[F#m]old when queens are st[B]aring back at [E]me[-] [B] [-] [E]
Transition riff:
[C#m] [G#m]  
 E|-----|-------------7-6-|-4-----------|| x3

Followed by: E A B B
Verse 2:
[E]Once I was a ca[A]rpenter, and m[F#m]an my hands were ca[A]lloused
I could s[F#m]wing a metal ma[B]llet sure and st[E]raight
[E]But I took to the hi[A]ghway, a po[F#m]et young and hu[A]ngry
and I l[F#m]eft the timbers ro[B]tting where they l[E]ay
F[A]orever I will move like the w[Am]orld that turns beneath me
and when I m[E]ove my dir[C#m]ection I lo[B]ok up to the sky
And when the b[A]lack cloak drags upon the ground
I'll be r[Am]eady to surrender and re[E]member we're [C#m]all in this tog[B]ether
If I l[A]ive the life I'm given[Am]
I won't be scared to die[E] [-] [B] [-] [E] [-] [B]
Verse 3:
[E]I don't come from De[A]troit, but her di[F#m]esel motors pu[A]lled me
and I f[F#m]ollowed till I f[B]inally lost my w[E]ay
[E]Now I spend my d[A]ays in search of a [F#m]woman we call pu[A]rpose
and if I e[F#m]ver passed back thr[B]ough her town I'd s[E]tay
(Play Chorus here)
Instead of playing E - B - E - B at the end of the chorus, play
the transition riff.
Verse 4:
[E]My life is but a c[A]oin pulled [F#m]from an empty po[A]cket
dropped int[F#m]o a slot of dreams of s[B]evens close behin[E]d
[E]Hope and fear go w[A]ith it, and the [F#m]moon and the sun go s[A]pinning
Like the n[F#m]umbers and the fr[B]uits before our e[E]yes
[E]Some[E/F#] - times [E/G#] I h[A]it, sometimes it r[B]obs me bli[E]nd
[E]Some[E/F#] - times [E/G#] I h[A]it, sometimes it r[B]obs me bli[E]nd
(Play Chorus here)
End on E chord.

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A Am B C#m E E/F# E/G# F#m G#m
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