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Welch Gillian, Barroom Girls Chords (ver.1)

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Barroom Girls Chords (ver.1)

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                BARROOM GIRLS by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Song is in key of C   

Oh the night came undone like a party dress
                        *(c   b a ) G
And fell at her feet in a beautiful mess
    C                         (c    d  e)  F
The smoke and the whiskey came home in her curls
        (f     g       a)  C             G       C
And they crept through the dreams of the barroom girls

Well she tosses 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

       G                C                 
Oh the barroom girls go by your side
         D                    G
Like the ponies who pass on a carousel ride
    C                 (c     d e) F
And all the colors go 'round in a swirl
        (f     g  a)  C           G       C
When you dance in the arms of the barroom girls

(Instmental Chorus)

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

*(c   b  a) and others are "walk up" or "walk down" notes 


Now it sounds to me that the guitar(s) on the album play with a capo
on the 5th fret and that the chords are played as follows;

     C      G       F       D    
    (G)    (D)     (C)     (A)    Hand positions

Intro. (as close as I can figure)

5]-----------------------7s 8- 8-8------------------------------

    0=Open(actually 5th fret because of capo)
        h=hammer   s=slide
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