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Book of John  Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw, "Book Of John"
This is a "D down":
 
 e|--3--p2---2---0---0h2--|
 B|--3---3---3---3---3----|
 G|--2---2---2---2---2----|
 D|--0---0---0---0---0----|
 A|--0---0---0---0---0----|
 E|--x---x---x---x---x----|

There are also several other hammer-ons and pull-offs withing the chords
that are played at times, and not at other times. Doing all of them takes
some practice. I suggest starting with the D down, and adding the others one at a time.
(intro)
C G, C G D, C G Em D down
(verse)
[C]We were sittin' [G]round the supper table and the [C]buzz of the [G]frigid[D]aire
Was the [C]only [G]sound 'til momma laid down, a [Em]book she found [D]upstairs
[C]It was covered in [G]dust in the back of the closet,
[C]Goodwill [G]box we almost tossed it out[C] [G]
We could have lost [Em]all those memories[D]
(chorus)
There was a [G]picture of mama in the pouring rain
[Em] Ticket stubs to a Braves game
[Am] Silver star and a baggage claim from [C]Hanoi, [D]Vietnam
There was a [G]picture of him callin' on grandpa
[Em] Leather skin from a baseball
We [Am]laughed and cried, told stories all night [D]long
D C G,C G D,C G Em D down
From the book of John
(verse)
Now the [C]pot of [G]coffee's almost gone, as we [C]turn [G]another page[D]
We're [C]climbing on [G]him like a Jungle Jim, [Em]watching his hair turn [D]gray
All the [C]Polaroids are [G]just reminders,
You [C]can't hold life in a [G]three ring binder
We [C]flipped on [G]through 'em anyway[D]
(chorus)
There's a [G]picture at his sister taken in July
On the [Em]steps of the church pulling out his tie
[Am]Hair's still wet from gettin' baptized, the [C]brand new blue suit [D]on
An [G]old set of keys to his Chevrolet
A [Em]crumpled up receipt for a wedding ring
We [Am]watched ourselves grow up there in his [D]arms
[D]In the book of John
(instrumental)
C G, C G, C G C
(out)
That [D]sun came up, we were wide awake
[C]Head to toe in black and gray
[G]Long black Lincoln waiting down the [D]drive
[D]He was father, son, husband and friend
I [C]still flip through it every now and then
G D down
When I need just a few words of advice
It's [C]almost [G]like he's not [Em]really [D]gone
And [C]I know [G]one day I'll be [Em]passin' [D]on
C G,C G D,C G Em D/G
The book of John

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