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Holy Creation 

In The News 

Pilgrim's Progress 

Thank You For A Life 

The Burden Of Freedom

The Last Thing To Go 

Wild American

 

Holy Creation (Kris Kristofferson)

From: "This Old Road" (2006 New West)
Posted by Tabbedout and transcribed by Tabbedout & Lloyd


Intro: (A)

1. Verse:

(A)So many questions, so many (D)answers
so many (A)reasons, most of them(E) wrong
Facing the (A)future, with the faith of my (D)father
I led a (A)stranger (E)into my(A) home

2. Verse:

(A)And right there before me, I saw it (D)happen
there's no (A)denying, nothing is the (E)same
but the truth is a (A)highway, leading to (D)freedom
all is (A)forgiven, (E)love is to (A)blame

Chorus:

And I've seen him(D) hold her with his head on her(A) shoulder
singing her (E)lovesongs, soft as her(A) smile
tender (D)affection, under the(A) rainbow
holy (E)creation, mother and(A) child

3. Verse:

(A)I know the story, I read the (D)paper
I see the (A)anger, I feel it (E)too
But when I see the(A) wonder, In the smiles of my (D)children
It reminds me of (A)dreams (E)worth coming(A) true

Chorus:

And I've seen him(D) hold her with his head on her(A) shoulder
singing her (E)lovesongs, soft as her(A) smile
tender (D)affection, under the(A) rainbow
holy (E)creation, mother and(A) child

 

 

In The News (Kris Kristofferson)

From: "This Old Road" (2006 New West)
Posted and transcribed by Lloyd

Intro: (D)

(D)Read about the sorry way he done somebodys daughter
(A)chained her to a heavy thing and (D)threw her in the water
and she sank into the darkness with their baby son inside her
(A)alittle piece of truth and beauty(D) died

(D)Burning up the atmosphere and cuttin' down the trees
(A)the billion dollar bombing of a (D)nation on it's knees
everyone not marching to their tomb they call it treason
(A)everyone says god is on his (D)side

See the (G)lightnin', hear the (D)cries
of the (A)wounded in a world in holy(D) war
mortal (G)thunder from the (D)skies
killing (A)everything they say their fighting (D)for

Broken (G)babys, broken (D)homes
broken(A) hearted people dying every(D)day
how'd this (G)happen? what whent (D)wrong ?
don't blame (A)god I swear to god I heard him (D)say
not in (G)my name, not on (D)my ground
I want (A)nothing but the ending of the(D) war

no more (G)killing, or it's (D)over
and the(A) mystery won't matter any(D)more

broken (G)dreamers, broken (D)rules
broken(A) hearted people just like me and (D)you
we are (G)children of the(D) stars
don't blame (A)god I swear to god he's crying(D) too

not in (G)my name, not on (D)my ground
I want (A)nothing but the ending of the(D) war
no more (G)killing, or it's(D) over
and the (A)mystery won't matter any(D)more

(D)Read about the sorry way he done somebodys daughter
(A)chained her to a heavy thing and (D)threw her in the water
and she sank into the darkness with their baby son inside her
(A)alittle piece of truth and beauty(D) died


 

Pilgrim's Progress (Kris Kristofferson)

From: "This Old Road" (2006 New West)
Posted by Tabbedout and transcribed by Tabbedout & Lloyd


(D)Am I young enough to (G) belive in (A)revol(D)ution
Am I strong enough to get down (G) on my(A) knees and (D) pray
And am I high enough on the (G) chain of (A) evolut(D)ion
To respect myself and my (G) brother and my (D)sister
And perfect myself in my (G) own (A) peculiar (D) way

(D)I get lazy and (G) forget my obliga(D)tion
I'd go crazy if I pay (E)attention all the (A) time
and I want (D) justice, but I'll (G) settle for some (D) mercy
on this holy road through this (G) univ(A)ersal mi(D)nd

(D)Am I young enough to (G) belive in (A)revol(D)ution
Am I strong enough to get down (G) on my(A) knees and (D) pray
And am I high enough on the (G) chain of (A) evolut(D)ion
To respect myself and my (G) brother and my (D)sister
And perfect myself in my (G) own (A) peculiar (D) way

I got (E) lucky I got (A) everything I (E)wanted
I got happy, there was (F#m) nothing else to (B) do
And I'd be (E)crazy not to (A) wonder if I'm (E) worthy
Of the part I played in this (B) dream thats coming (E) true


(E)Am I young enough to (A) belive in (B) revol(E)ution
Am I strong enough to get down (A) on my (B) knees and (E) pray
And am I high enough on the (A) chain of (B)evolut(E)ion
To respect myself and my (A) brother and my (E) sister
And perfect myself in my (B) own peculiar (E) way

 

 

Thank You For A Life (Kris Kristofferson)

From: "This Old Road" (2006 New West)
Posted by Tabbedout and transcribed by Tabbedout & Lloyd



Intro: (D)

(D)Thank you for a life that I'd call (G) happy
(A)Overlooking all that we've been (D) through (A)
(D)When it comes to lovin' I've been (G) lucky
(A)Everything I have I owe to (D) you (A)

(D)Thank you for the little girls you (G) gave me
(A)Thank you for them bouncing baby (D) boys (A)
(D)Thank you for the sadness that you (G) saved me from
The madness baby, (A) all I'm crying now are tears of (D) joy (A)

(D)Thank you for that burning sun that's (G) rising
(A)Golden in the air that smell so (D) sweet (A)
(D)Thank you for that empty far (G) horizon
(A)That opens to a new etern(D)ity (A)

Spoken:

(D)You know I'm grateful for the freedom and the (G) chances
(A)And every little piece of sweetness that I've (D) known (A)
(D)And I'm grateful for the justice and the (G) mercy
(A)And all the truth and beauty I've been (D) shown (A)

(D)So thank you for a life that I'd call (G) happy
(A)Overlooking all that we've been (D) through (A)
(D)When it comes to lovin' I've been (G) lucky
(A)Everything I have I owe to (D) you

 

 

The Burden Of Freedom (Kris Kristofferson)

From: "This Old Road" (2006 New West)
Posted by Lloyd and transcribed by Lloyd & Tabbedout



Harmonica in the key of D

Intro: (D) - (G) - (A) - (D)

1.Verse:

(No chords)I stand on the (D) stairway
My back to the (G) dungeon
The doorway to (A) freedom
So close to my (D) hand
and voices (G) behind me
(A)Still bitterly (D) damn' me
For seeking (G) salvation
(A)They don't (D) understand

Chorus:

Lord help me to (G) shoulder (Gsus)
(G)The burden of (D) freedom
And give me the (G) Courage (Gsus)
(G)To be what I (A) can
And when I am (D) wounded
By those who (G) condemn me
Lord help me for(A)give them
They don't under(D)stand

2.Verse:

(No chords)They're lonely (D) frustration
Descending to (G) laughter
Earasing the(A) footprints
I leave in the (D) sand
And I'm free to (G) travel
(A)Where no one can (D) follow
And search of the (G) kingdom
(A)They don't (D) understand

Chorus:

Lord help me to (G) shoulder(Gsus)
(G)The burden of (D) freedom
And give me the (G) Courage (Gsus)
(G)To be what I (A) can
And when I have (D) wounded the last one who (G) loves me
God help her for(A)give me
I don't under(D)stand

 

 

The Last Thing To Go (Kris Kristofferson)

From: "This Old Road" (2006 New West)
Posted by Lloyd and transcribed by Lloyd & Tabbedout



Spoken intro:

"Ok, the great feather weight champion Willy Pepps once said,
Talking about a fighters lifetime:"The first thing to go is your legs,
then it's your reflecses and then it's your friends". This is called "The Last Thing To Go"

(A)The angels was singin' a (D)sad country (A) song
It sounded like something of (E) yors (Your's ?)
With the (A) concience as clear as the (D) tear in your (A) eye
And a heart beating (E) golden and (A) pure

(A)And I felt all the feelings we (D) sat down in (A) song
Tore from the body and (E) soul
And the (A) fortunes that faded like (D) stars into (A) daylight
and teardrops we (E) turned into (A) gold

Every (D) hard rocking wreck on the (A) highway
Every heartbroken rule of the (E) road
Every (A) true thing we rode on the (D) wind is still (A) singing
Love is the (E)last thing to (A)go

Change key to D:

(D)Love is the reason we (G) happend at (D) all
Paid for the damage we'd (A) done
And it (D) bought us the freedom
To (G) fall into (D) grace
On our way to our (A) place in the (D) sun

Every (G) hard rocking wreck on the (D) highway
Every heartbroken rule of the (A) road
Every (D) true thing we rode on the (G) wind is still (D) singing
Love is the (A)last thing to (D)go

 

 

Wild American (Kris Kristofferson)

From: "This Old Road" (2006 New West)
Posted by Lloyd and transcribed by Lloyd & Tabbedout



(G)John Trudell - Wild American, your the (C)one they never (G)tamed
Cos you stod your ground and they (C)could not make you (G)change
Your the warning that they (C)still don't unders(G)tand
Watch your back now they'll(C) kill you if they (G)can

When they(C)burn your brother down in the name of (G)freedom
I don't(C)care if that's left of right it's (G)wrong
If that's(C) all they can do, then you don't need (G)them
Your the(D) one Wild Americ(G)an

(A)Steve Earle - I remember it was (D)something that you (A)said
With your picture in the paper and a(D) price upon your(A) head
You said brother if you (D)really give a (A)damn
just remember We're all(D) sons of (A)Abraham

(D)Sing a sader song of (A)freedom
(D)Slowely sinking with the(A) sun
(D)Waiting on a burning star(A) to lead them
Your the(E) one wild Americ(A)an

(D)Sing a sader song of (A)freedom (Merle Haggard)
(D)Slowly sinking with the(A) sun (Willie Nelson)
(D)Heros happen when you (A)need em'
Your the(E) one wild Americ(A)an