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Song for Life  Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss - Song For Life
written by Rodney Crowell
Album: Too Late To Cry (1987)
Transcribed by Bruce DeBoard (
This song has been done by several different people, including The
Seldom Scene, and Alan Jackson. But this is the version I have
heard most.
There is some arpeggiation during the intro, but I will leave that
to you to figure out.
[Intro] D A Bm D7 G A7 D A (same as verse)
[Verse 1] 
I [D]don't drink as [A]much as I [Bm]used to[D7]
G A7 D A (walk up A-B-C#)
Lately, it just ain't my style
[D]And hard times don't [A]last like they [Bm]used to[D7]
[G]They pass quicker, like [A7]when I was a [D]child.
[G]Somehow I've [A7]learned how to [D]listen
To a [G]sound like the [A7]sun going [Bm]down[D7]
And the [G]magic the [A7]morning is [D]bringing [G]home
a [D]song for a [A]life I have [Bm]found[D7]
[G]It keeps my [A7]feet on the [D]ground
[Solo]--Play verse again
[second verse] 
The midsummer days sit so heavy
but don't they blow like a breeze through your mind
when nothing appears in a hurry
to make up for someone's lost time
[repeat cborus] 
(*A note on the chorus---the version by The Seldom Scene has a
somewhat different last chorus. This may be the original words,
and were changed for soon to be obvious reasons(Alison being a woman
and all) It only affects the last two lines:
A song for a girl I have found
She keeps my feet on the ground
Also, Alan Jackson uses friend instead of girl I believe, although
I'm not sure if he says he or she on the next line.
So use whichever version you like best, or best suits your gender*)

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A A7 Bm D D7 G
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