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Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Hard Way Chords (ver.1)

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The Hard Way Chords (ver.1)

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THE HARD WAY (Mary-Chapin Carpenter)
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[These are the chords for the acoustic (rhythm) guitar; capo at the 2nd
 fret.  The electric guitars play it in D with no capo.  Frankly, either way
 is pretty easy, but I wrote the chords down for the acoustic.  The tab at
 the end is for the electrics.]
[It sounds okay to play E7 instead of G#dim7.]
[I play C5 as x3x013 and G#dim7 as xx0101 or x20101.]
[Each chord is half a measure.]

G  Am  F  G    G  Am  F  G    C  C  C/E  F    C  C  C/E  F
[intro: electric guitar(s)]  [whole band]

C  C             C/E   F     C   C             C/E     F
   Show a little inspiration,    show a little spark
C      C                     C/E      F          C     C      C/E   F
   And show that things that drew me to you and stole my heart
C      C                 C/E       F             C      C      C/E   F
   And tell me something I don't know instead of everything I do
C      C             C/E   F    C           C   C/E   F
   And look at me as if I mean something to you

G                G         Abdim    Abdim    Am           Am/G  D7/F#  D7/F#
  Our hearts are beating while we sleep, but while we're wide awake
             F           C5         C5           C5
You know the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
F              C5                   C5          C5
Listen to your heart, and what your heart might say
G             Am       F       G       C  C  C/E  F
Everything we got, we got the hard way

Show a little passion, baby, show a little style
And show the knack for knowing when and the gift for knowing how
And have a little trust in us when fear obscures the path
You know we got this far, darling, not by luck, but by never turning back

Some will call on destiny, but I just call on faith
That the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
Listen to your heart, to what your heart might say
G             Am       F       G       C  C  C  C
Everything we got, we got the hard way

Em7          Em7    F         F    C                C        G    Gsus4-G
   Caught up in our little lives,    there's not a lot left over
Em7             Em7      Am7     Am7/G      F (9 fr.)       F(9)    Gsus4      G
   I see what's missing in your eyes; you're searching for that field of clover

C  C  C/E  F    C  C  C/E  F    C  C  C/E  F    C  C  C/E  F
[instrumental]

So show a little inspiration, show a little spark
Show the world a little light when you show it your heart

We've got two lives, one we're given and the other one we make
And the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
Listen to your heart, and your heart might say
G             Am       F       G    G             Am       F       G
Everything we got, we got the hard (everything we got, we got the hard way)
G             Am       F       G    C   C   C/E   F
Everything we got, we got the hard way
C     C             C/E         F                C     C   C/E   F
       (because the world won't stop)  hang on, baby...
C  C  C/E  F
[instrumental; repeat and fade]

INTRO TAB:
[The high notes are played by one electric guitar, the low notes by another;
no capo on the electrics.]

  A       Bm       G        A       A       Bm       G       A
E ----0-------0---|----0--------0--|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
B --2---2---3---3-|--3---3----2--2-|--2---2---3---3-|--3---3---2---2-|
G 2-------4-------|0--------2------|2-------4-------|0-------2-------|
D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A ----------------|--------------5-|7-7-7-7-9-9-9-5-|5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|
E ----------------|--------------3-|5-5-5-5-7-7-7-3-|3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
                                 *  *     * *     *    *   * *       (accents)
  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   (timing)
            
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