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Handed Down 

Voice In The Wilderness 

 

Handed Down (Ben Weaver)

From: "Stories Under Nails" (2004 - Fargo Records)
Posted and transcribed by Tabbedout

Capo 2nd fret

Intro: (G) - (C) x2


1.Verse:

(C)In that hour of the (G) day, when the walls sprout(C) ears and the light drips (G) away
(C)I heard your mamma's scream in the (G) door, your (Em) daddy passed out on the (D) kitchen floor
(C)The life gone from his (G) body, like a (C) pigeon stealing bread from your (G) hand
(C)He left you alone to face a (G) world, you was bearly old (Em) enough to (D) understand

Chorus:

(C)Oh daddy's boy don't be (G) sorry, (C) his blood buried deep in the (G) ground
(C)His blood flowing through your (G) veins, handed (Em) down, handed (D) down

2.Verse: (Same chords as in the first verse)

Some say that he worked harder, than the mule that he plowed
Awake from his slumber, long before the sun showed it's face through the dark
He built the house you were born in, from the trees he cut off his brothers land
When you stood there beside him, felt like he could fit you in the palm of his hand

Chorus:

(C)Oh daddy's boy don't be (G) sorry, (C) his blood buried deep in the (G) ground
(C)His blood flowing through your (G) veins, handed (Em) down, handed (D) down

3.Verse:(Same chords as in the first verse)

They bury the blood of a dead man, still alive in the ground
Take the front door from it's hinges, upon it they laid your daddy's body down
The wasn't a thing you could have done, to save him from his own chains
Now the earth lies still beneath the moon, and the stone where they carved his name

Chorus:

(C)Oh daddy's boy don't be (G) sorry, (C) his blood buried deep in the (G) ground
(C)His blood flowing through your (G) veins, handed (Em) down, handed (D) down

4.Verse: (Same chords as in the first verse)

Out in that holler, where there's no future or no past
And the whole world sits still, balanced perfect on a blade of grass
You can see your daddy's face, foggy with heat from the days close
You can feel his beard brush your cheek, and his heart breathing in your bones

 

Voice In The Wilderness (Ben Weaver)

From: "Stories Under Nails" (2004 - Fargo Records)
Posted and transcribed by Tabbedout

Standard tuning.

Chords used:

C:032010
F:103211
Am:002210


Intro: (C) - (F) x2

1.Verse:

(C)I'm not gonna give you (F) what you want to hear
(C)I'm not gonna be with you (F) in the end
(C)It's cold as the stars way (F) down inside of me
You're the (Am) voice that stands on the (F) edge of the (C) wilderness
Crying my (Am) god what should (F) I do with (C) this mess

2.Verse:

(C)My heart is the legs running (F) inside my mind
(C)Like a mad man I have lost (F) any sense of time
(C)I have slept under the overpass (F) of Blue Avenue
IN the (Am) people passing (F) by I let (C) go of you
Crying my (Am) god love is a (F) bird dying in a (C) sky so blue

(The chords are the same throughout...)

3.Verse:

Sometimes people are like god and they really don't exist
Unless you aim for my heart you will allways miss
You can hold a match to my love and it will always burn
In your arms I can make any 2 words rhyme
Crying my god this is a strange place these are strange times

4.Verse:

When you wake one morning I will be down the road
You won't see me or hear me or understand this song
When I wake up some morning laying next to her
Say time is an arrow they say it heals the stitch
Crying my god this is a song for a love I can't resist

5.Verse:

The snow falls tonight on the horses back
And the light comes through the window like a stolen car
I wish you the best in everything you do
I love you with everything I am
Crying my god darling can't you see there's no going back