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Hand Me Downs  Indigo Girls

HAND ME DOWNS (Amy Ray)
 
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[Amy and Emily play pretty different parts in this song. Amy plays in
the key of G with a capo on the 2nd fret; Emily plays in A with no capo.
Because of this discrepancy, I'm going to list the entire song twice.
First Amy's part, then Emily's.]
[Most of the Emily part wasn't figured out by me; credit for that goes to
Scot Ninneman (scotjohn@leland.stanford.edu).]
AMY:
[Asus9] [intro] [Asus9/C] [G] [D(9)] [Asus9] [Asus9/C] [G] [D(9)] [Asus9] [Asus9/C] [G] [D(9)] 
[Asus9] I've t[Asus9/C]aken [G] so many d[D(9)]own
[Asus9] [Asus9/C] I've helped them a[G]ll to dism[D(9)]ount
[Asus9] I've f[Asus9/C]ollowed [G] so many d[D(9)]own
[Asus9] [Asus9/C] I take their h[G]and-me-downs[D(9)]
All with h[Am]ope, all with h[C]ope, that e[G]mpt[-]ine[D]ss brings f[C]ull[-]ne[D]ss
And l[G]oss [-]of l[D]ove brings wh[C]ole[-]nes[D]s
All with h[Am]ope, all with h[C]ope, that e[G]mpt[-]ine[D]ss brings f[C]ull[-]ne[D]ss
G - D C - Bm7 (Asus9...)
And loss of love brings wholeness to us all
(...[Asus9]all) [iAsus9/C]nstrument[G]al] [D] [Asus9] [Asus9/C] [G] [D]
Everything that I believe crawls from underneath the street
Everything I truly love comes from somewhere far above
Everything that I believe is wrong with you, is wrong with me
Everything I truly love, I love in you and I love in me [extra balf measure]
So give me hope, give me hope, that emptiness brings fullness
And loss of love brings wholeness
All with hope, all with hope, that emptiness brings fullness
And l[G]oss [-]of l[D]ove brings wh[C]olen[-]ess [Bm7]to us a[Am(9)]ll[Am(9)]
[G] Swear [G]you can't swim the [D(9)]river[D(9)]
[G] I saw you [G]running to jump i[D(9)]n[D(9)]
[G] I swore I'd [G]never be your [D(9)]sinner[D(9)]
[G]Till I h[G]eld you[Asus9]r sin; [Asus9/C] [G] H[D(9)]and me down....
[Asus9] [guitarAsus9/C] solo] [G] [D(9)] [Asus9] [Asus9/C] [G] [D(9)] [Asus9] [Asus9/C] [G] [D(9)]
[Asus9] [guitarAsus9/C] solo] [G] [D(9)] [Asus9] [Asus9/C] [G] [D(9)]
Now you ask me why I'm here; the same as you, I'm scared, it's fear
I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
Twist the words and place the blame, and tell me know, aren't we the same?
Tripping in our yellow feet, checking underneath our sheets [extra balf bar]
For some hope, give me hope, that emptiness brings fullness
And loss of love brings wholeness
All with hope, all with hope, that emptiness brings fullness
G - D C - Bm7 Am.
And loss of love brings wholeness to us all
AMY'S CHORDS (any I haven't listed are "normal"):
Asus9: x02200 Asus9/C: x32200 G: 320033 or 320003 D(9): xx0230
Am(9): x02210 and x02200 (hammer-on/pull-off between the two)
[Amy migbt play a lot of tbe G cbords as G6 (320030 or 320000).] 
 
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EMILY:
[Emily plays lead parts in the verse, but strums "normal" chords in the
chorus and bridge.]
[Cborus: Bm=x24432, D(9)=xx0230; E=022100; A=x02220.] 
[Bridge: Bm(9)=x24432 & x24422; A=x07650; Esus9=x79977.] 
[Tbe song starts witb two measures wbere only Amy plays.] 
 
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G 9-------9-7-6-7---------7-6-4-6-|--------6-4-2-4---46--4---------|
 D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[intro; play twice] 
[Bsus4] [Bsus4/A] [A(9)] [E]  
 
 E ----------0---------------0-----|----------0---------7---------0-|
 B ------0---------------0---------|------0-----------9---10--9-----|
 G ----11--------------11----------|----6-----------9-----------9---|
 D 9-------------------------------|7-------------------------------|
 A ----------------12--------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
I've taken so many down
[Bsus4] [Bsus4/A] [A(9)] [E]  
 
 E ------0-------0-------0-------0-|----------0-------7---7---7-----|
 B --0-------0-------0-------0-----|------0-----------9---10--9-----|
 G ----11--------------11----------|----6-----------9---------------|
 D 9-----------9---------------9---|7-------------------------------|
 A ----------------12--------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
I've helped them all to dismount
[Bsus9] [Bsus9/A] [A(9)] [E]  
 
 E ------0-------0-------0-------0-|------0------(0)----7---------0-|
 B --0-------0-------0-------0-----|--0-------0-------9---10--9-----|
 G ----11--------------11----------|----6-------6---9-----------9---|
 D 9-----------9---------------9---|7-------------------------------|
 A ----------------12--------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
I've followed so many down
Bsus9 Bsus9/A A(9) E (Bm...)
 
 E ------0-------0-------0-------0-|----------0--(0)7-----7---------|
 B --0-------0-------0-------0-----|--0---0---------9-----9---------|
 G ----11--------------11----------|----6-----------9-----9---------|
 D 9-----------9---------------9---|7-------------------------------|
 A ----------------12--------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
I take their hand-me-downs (All with hope...)
All with h[Bm]ope, all with h[D(9)]ope, that e[A]mpt[-]ine[E]ss brings [D(9)]fulln[-]es[E]s
And l[A]oss [-]of l[E]ove brings wh[D(9)]olene[-]ss[E]
All with h[Bm]ope, all with h[D(9)]ope, that e[A]mpt[-]ine[E]ss brings [D(9)]fulln[-]es[E]s
A - E D(9) - E Bm [bold wbile Amy plays 2 measures]
And loss of love brings wholeness to us all
[Play intro riff again: 2 measures] 
Everything that I believe crawls from underneath the street
Everything I truly love comes from somewhere far above
Everything that I believe is wrong with you, is wrong with me
Everything I truly love, I love in you and I love in me [extra balf measure]
So give me hope, give me hope, that emptiness brings fullness
And loss of love brings wholeness
All with hope, all with hope, that emptiness brings fullness
And l[A]oss [-]of l[E]ove brings wh[D(9)]olenes[-]s t[E]o us a[Bm(9)]ll[Bm(9)]
[A] Swear [A]you can't swim the[Esus9] river[Esus9]
[A] I saw you [A]running to jump [Esus9]in[Esus9]
[A] I swore I'd [A]never be your [Esus9]sinner[Esus9]
A [bold]
Till I held your sin
[Play intro riff again: 2 measures.] 
 
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G 11--9-7---6---7---6---4---2---4~|------2=4~--2---2=4---4-----(0)-|
 D --------------------------------|--2=4---------4-----------------|
 A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[guitar solo] 
 
 E --0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
 B --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G 11--9---7---6---7---6---4---2---|7---6---4---2---4---------------|
 D --------------------------------|--------------------2---4---5---|
 A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[guitar solo] 
 
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------0---0-|
 B(5)-(5/8)-(8)-(7)----------------|------------5---5/7---7-----5---|
 G 6---6/9---9---7--(6)-(7)--------|---------(0)6---6/7---7---------|
 D ------------------7---9--(0)7---|7/9---9-------------------------|
 A ----------------------------7---|7/9---9-------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[guitar solo] 
 
 E 7-----7-------------------0---0-|7-----7-------------------0-----|
 B 7---6-5=6=5---3---0=3=0-----5---|7---6-5=6=5---3---0=3=0-----0---|
 G --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[guitar solo] 
 
 E 10--9-7-------------------0-----|30--50--70--90----14--14--------|
 B --------------7-------------0---|-(0)-(0)-(0)-(0)--12--12--------|
 G ----------9-----------7---------|--------------------------------|
 D ------------------9-------------|these are pull-offs,------------|
 A --------------------------------|obviously; not thirty,----------|
 E --------------------------------|fifty, etc.!--------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[guitar solo] 
Now you ask me why I'm here; the same as you, I'm scared, it's fear
I've become the beggar now, and you've become the saint somehow
Twist the words and place the blame, and tell me know, aren't we the same?
Tripping in our yellow feet, checking underneath our sheets [extra balf bar]
For some hope, give me hope, that emptiness brings fullness
And loss of love brings wholeness
All with hope, all with hope, that emptiness brings fullness
And loss of love brings wholeness to us all
- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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A A(9) Am Am(9) Asus9 Asus9/C Bm Bm(9) Bm7 Bsus4 Bsus4/A Bsus9 C D D(9) E Esus9 G
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