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REVIVAL ALBUM  Gillian Welch



[G]I am an orphan, on God's [D]highway
But I'll share my [G]troubles, if you go [C]my way
I have no [G]mother, no [D]father, no [G]sister, no [C]brother
[G]I am an o[D]rphan g[G]irl
VERSE 2:
I have had friendships, pure and golden
But the ties of kinship, I have not know them
I know no mother, no father, no sister, no brother
I am an orphan girl
VERSE 3:
But when he calls me, I will be able
To meet my family, at God's table
I'll meet my mother, my father, my sister, my brother
No more an orphan girl
VERSE 4:
Blessed savior, make me willing
And walk beside me, until I'm with them
Be my mother, my father, my sister, my brother
I am an orphan girl
ANNABELLE (Gillian Welch)
Track 2 from "REVIVAL" (Almo, AMSD-80006)
CAPO 5
VERSE 1:
[Em]We lease twenty acres and [C]one Ginny mule
[B7]From the Alabama [Em]trust
[Em]For half of the cotton and a [C]third of the corn
[B7]We get a handful of [Em]dust
CHORUS:
We c[C]annot have all things to [G]please us, no [D]matter how we [Em]try
Until[C] we've all gone to [G]Jesus, we can o[D]nly wonder w[Em]hy[C] [D] [Em]
VERSE 2:
I had a daughter called her Annabelle
She's the apple of my eye
Tried to give her something like I never had
Didn't want to ever hear her cry
(CHORUS)
VERSE 3:
When I'm dead and buried I'll take a hard life of tears
From every day I've ever known
Anna's in the churchyard she got no life at all
She only got these words on a stone
(CHORUS)
PASS YOU BY (Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)
Track 3 from "REVIVAL" (Almo, AMSD-80006)
VERSE 1:
I've got an [D]old V - 8, from the year I was born
Don't l[G]ook like much, just a [F]flat black [Em7]Ford
But the [D]engine's clean, I could paint her some day
But [G]most of the time, I think I [F]like her this [Em7]way
CHORUS:
Don't [G]turn no heads, don't catch no eye
I'm just a [D]wind on the road, gonna pass you [Bb]by[F] [Em7] [D]
VERSE 2:
Well I used to talk tough, and I used to get loud
Want to paint my name, all over this town
But folks lined up, just to dog my day
Now if I stay quiet, they stay out of my way
(CHORUS)
VERSE 3:
I got a brand new plan, gonna help myself
'Cause it's the fat man's turn, gonna share the wealth
Put the money in the bag, and keep your hands in sight
Turn around, count to ten, I'll go back into the night
(CHORUS)
CODA:
Don't call for help, don't scream, don't cry
Just a wind on the road, gonna pass you by.
BARROOM GIRLS (Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)
Track 4 from "REVIVAL" (Almo, AMSD - 80006)
CAPO 5
VERSE 1:
Oh the [G]night came undone like a party dress
And fell at her feet in a beautiful [D]mess
The [G]smoke and the whiskey came home in her [C]curls
And they crept through the d[G]reams of the [D]barroom [G]girls[D]
VERSE 2:
Well she tosses and turns because the sun is unkind
And the heat of the day is coming in thru the blinds
But leave all the blue skies for the rest of the world
Because the neon will shine for the barroom girls
BRIDGE:
Oh the [D]barroom girls go [G]by your side
Like the [A]ponies who pass on a [D]carousel ride
And [G]all of the colors go 'round in a [C]swirl
When you dance in the [G]arms of the [D]barroom [G]girls[D]
VERSE 3:
Now she rolls to her feet when she can't sleep no more
And looks at her clothes lying out on the floor
Last night's spangles and yesterday's pearls
Are the bright morning stars of the barroom girls
Last night's spangles and yesterday's pearls
Are the bright morning stars of the barroom girls
ONE MORE DOLLAR (Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)
Track 5 from "REVIVAL" (Almo, AMSD-80006)
CAPO 5
VERSE 1:
[C]A long time ag[G]o I left my [C]home
For a j[F]ob in the f[C]ruit trees
But I [C]missed those hills with the [G]windy p[C]ines
For their s[F]ong seemed to [C]suit me
VERSE 2:
So I [C]sent my wages [G]to my [C]home
And said we'd s[F]oon be t[C]ogether
For the n[C]ext good crop would [G]pay my w[C]ay
And I would c[F]ome home f[C]orever
CHORUS:
[Am]One [G]more [F]dime to [G]show for my [C]day
[Am]One [G]more [F]dollar and [G]I'm on my w[C]ay
When I [Am]reach [G]those [F]hills, [G]boys, I'll never [C]roam
[Am]One [G]more [F]dollar a[G]nd I'm going ho[C]me
VERSE 3:
No work said the boss at the bunk house door,
There's a freeze on the branches,
So when the dice came out at the bar downtown,
I rolled and I took my chances
(CHORUS)
VERSE 4:
A long time ago I left my home
Just a boy passing twenty
Could you spare a coin and a Christian prayer
For my luck has turned against me
(CHORUS)
One more dollar, boys I'm going home
BY THE MARK (Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)
Track 6 from "REVIVAL" (Almo, AMSD-80006)
CAPO 5
VERSE 1:
When [G]I cross over, I will [D]shout and sing
I wil[G]l know my savior, by the [D]mark where the [C]nails have [G]been
CHORUS:
By the [G]mark where the nails have been
By the [D]sign upon his [G]precious skin
I will [G]know my savior when I come to him
By the [D]mark where the n[C]ails have [G]been
VERSE 2:
A man of riches, may claim a crown of jewels
But the king of heaven, can be told from the prince of fools
(CHORUS)
VERSE 3:
On Calvary Mountain, where they made him suffer so
All my sin was paid for, a long, long time ago
(CHORUS)
VERSE 4:
I will know my savior when I come to him
By the mark where the nails have been
PAPER WINGS (Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)
Track 7 from "REVIVAL" (Almo, AMSD-80006)
CAPO 1
VERSE 1:
[G]Paper wings, all torn and [D]bent
But you made me feel like they were heaven [G]sent
Paper [G]wings, not real at [D]all
But they took me high enough to really f[G]all
Your pa[C]per kisses, faded too[G] soon
Just like a[A] paper rose, [D]beneath a paper moon
Paper [G]wings, paper [C]wings
Oh [D]how could I expect to fly with only paper [G]wings
BRIDGE:
Angels s[C]inging, didn't you [G]hear
If only I'd[A] listened close, when they w[D]hispered in my ear
CODA:
[G]Paper wings, paper [C]wings
Oh h[D]ow could I expect to fly with only paper [G]wings
I [D]tried to fly but found that I had only paper [G]wings
TEAR MY STILLHOUSE DOWN (Gillian Welch)
Track 8 from "REVIVAL" (Almo, AMSD-80006)
VERSE 1:
Put no[D] stone at my head, no [G]flowers on my tomb
No [D]gold plated sign, in a [A]marble pillared room
The [D]only thing I want, when they [G]lay me in the ground
When I [D]die [A]tear my stillhouse [D]down
CHORUS:
Oh [G]tear my stillhouse down, let it go to rust
Don't [D]leave no trace of the hiding place, where I made that evil stuff
For [G]all my time and money, no profit did I see
That [D]old copper kettle was the [A]death of [D]me
VERSE 2:
When I was a child, way back in the hills
I laughed at the men, who tended those stills
But that old mountain shine, it caught me somehow
When I die tear my stillhouse down
(CHORUS)
VERSE 3:
Oh tell all your children, that Hell ain't no dream
'Cause Satan he lives, in my whiskey machine
And in my time of dying, I know where I'm bound
So when I die tear my stillhouse down
(CHORUS)
ACONY MUSIC (Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)
Track 9 from "REVIVAL" (ALMO, AMSD-80006)
CAPO 7
VERSE 1:
The fairest[C] bloom the mountain knows
Is not an iris or a wild rose
But the little f[F]lower of which I'll t[C]ell
Known as the [G]brave acony [C]bell
VERSE 2:
Just a simple flower so small and plain
With a pearly hue and a little known name
But the yellow birds sing when they see it bloom
For they know that spring is coming soon
VERSE 3:
Well it makes its home mid the rocks and the rills
Where the snows lie deep on the windy hills
And it tells the world Why should I wait
This ice and snow is gonna melt away.
VERSE 4:
And so I'll sing that yellow bird's song
For the troubled times will soon be gone
ONLY ONE AND ONLY (Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)
Track 10 from "REVIVAL" (ALMO, AMSD-80006)
CAPO 3
VERSE 1:
[C]There's a hundred bluebirds, [F]up above the clouds
[G]Putting all the color in the [C]sky
[C]And twice as many tear drops, th[F]ere to wash it down
[G]Every one's another l[C]ullaby
CHORUS:
[G]But there's only one and [C]only
[G]Who could go and [F]leave me l[G]onely
VERSE 2:
There's a world of trouble, trying to take its turn
I can hear it shaking underground
And half a dozen lessons, I might never learn
Not until them troubles come around
(CHORUS)
VERSE 3:
There's a mile of blacktop, where the road begins
It takes a time or two to recognize
Growing at the roadside, scattered by the wind
Are everybody's unsaid sad goobyes
(CHORUS)
CODA:
You're the only one and only
Why'd you go and leave me lonely

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