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Live Oak  Jason Isbell

 
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LIVE OAK - Jason Isbell
 
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Capo 4
There'[(Am)]s a man who walks beside [(Cmaj9)]me he is wh[(C)]o I used to be,
and I [(Dm)]wonder if she [(Am7)]sees him and [(Fmaj7)]confuses him with me
And I [(Am)]wonder who she's [(Cmaj9)]pining for on[(C)] nights I'm not around
(Fade in) Dm Am7 Fmaj7
Could it be the man who did the things I'm living down
I was r[Am]ougher than the timber [Cmaj9]shipping [C]out of Fond du Lac
When I [Dm]headed south at [Am7]seventeen, the s[Fmaj7]heriff on my back
I'd [Am]never held a lover [Cmaj9]in my a[C]rms or in my gaze,
So I f[Dm]ound another v[Am7]ictim every [Fmaj7]couple days
But the [Am]night I fell in love with [Cmaj9]her, I m[C]ade my weakness known
To the [Dm]fighters and the [Am7]farmers digging [Fmaj7]dusty fields alone
The [Am]jealous innuendos o[Cmaj9]f the l[C]onely-hearted men
Let me [Dm]know what kind of c[Am7]ountry I was s[Fmaj7]leeping in
( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/jason_isbell/live_oak_crd.html )
Well you c[Am]ouldn't stay a loner o[Cmaj9]n the pla[C]ins before the war
When my [Dm]neighbors took to s[Am7]lightin' me, I [Fmaj7]had to ask what for
Ru[Am]mors of my wickedness[Cmaj9] had reac[C]hed our little town
Soon she'd [Dm]heard about the [Am7]boys I used to [Fmaj7]hang around
We'd rob[Am]bed a great-lakes freighter, [Cmaj9]killed a [C]couple men aboard
When I [Dm]told her, her eyes f[Am7]lickered like the s[Fmaj7]harp steel of a sword
All the [Am]things that she'd suspected[Cmaj9], I'd exp[C]ected her to fear
Was the t[Dm]ruth that drew her [Am7]to me when I l[Fmaj7]anded here
There's [Am]a man who walks beside [Cmaj9]me he is [C]who I used to be,
And I w[Dm]onder if she s[Am7]ees him and conf[Fmaj7]uses him with me
And I wo[Am]nder who she's pining f[Cmaj9]or on nig[C]hts I'm not around
Could it [Dm]be the man who d[Am7]id the things I'm [Fmaj7]living down
[Am]Dm [Cmaj9]Am7 Fm[C]aj7 x2
Well I c[Am]arved her cross from live oak [Cmaj9]and her b[C]ox from short-leaf pine,
and bur[Dm]ied her so d[Am7]eep, she'd touch the[Fmaj7] water table line
And pick[Am]ed up what I needed [Cmaj9]and I hea[C]ded south again
To myse[Dm]lf, I wondered, "[Am7]Would I ever [Fmaj7]find another friend"
There's [Am]a man who walks beside her,[Cmaj9] he is w[C]ho I used to be,
and I w[Dm]onder if she s[Am7]ees him and co[Fmaj7]nfuses him with me
Chords used:
Am =x02210
Cmaj9 =020010
C =032010
Dm =x00231
Am7 =002010
Fmaj7 =133210

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