Iowa Chords

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Iowa Chords – Williams Dar

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Iowa (Traveling III)
written by Dar Williams from "Mortal City"

A: (x02220)   ;  E (022100)   ;   F#m (2442xx)   ;   D (xx0232)   ;   Bm
Kapo- 2nd fret  (so technically the song is in the key of B)
notes:  each chord marking represents two beats.  Therefore two consecutive
chords denotes a full measure of 4/4.  There are some               places
where Dar wrote measures of 6/4.  Verse two uses the same progression as in
verse one, and there is a slight change in           verse three.  The
style changes back and forth from strumming and finger picking, refer to
the cd (on the Grapevine Label).

Intro:  A    E   F#m   D   A   E   A   A   A

        A                E             F#m                 D              A
E              A      A
I've never had a way with women, but the hills of Iowa make me wish that I
                A                   E                  F#m             D
A      E     A      A     A
And I've never found a way to say I love you, but if the chance came by, oh
I , I would,
              F#m              F#m                  D                    A
But way back where I come from, we never mean to bother,
                Bm                    Bm                   E               E
We don't like to make our passions other people's concern,
              A                E                   F#m               D
A        E               A      A
And we walk in the world of safe people, and at night we walk into our
houses and burn.
 A             E       F#m  D           A        E     A     A
Iowa oh oo oh, Iowa oh ooooh ooo oh I-Iowa  (2X)

How I long to fall just a little bit, to dance out of the lines and stray
But I fear that to fall in love with you is to fall from a great and
greusome height.
So I asked a friend about it, on a bad day, her husband had just left her,
She sat down on the chair he left behind, she said,
"What is love, where did it get me?  Whoever thought of love is no friend
of mine."

Iowa oh oo oh, Iowa oh ooooh ooo oh I-Iowa  (2x)
        >>with Cliff Eberhardt back up vocals


Once I had everything, I gave it up for the shoulder of your driveway and
the words I've never felt.
And so for you, I came this far across the tracks, ten miles above the
limit, and with no seatbelt, and I'd do it again,
        F#m                F#m                       D
For tonight I went running through the screen doors of discretion,
         Bm                     Bm                   E
For I woke up from a nightmare that I could not stand to see,
D                                         A      (g#)*    F#m        D
Bm             E       E
You were a-wandering out on the hills of Iowa and you were not thinking of me.

Iowa oh oo oh, Iowa oh ooooh ooo oh I-Iowa
Iowa oh oo oh, Iowa oh ooooh ooo oh I-Iowa  (2x)
        >>with Cliff back up vocals
Iowa oh oo oh, Iowa oh ooooh ooo oh I-Iowa  (2x...  and slow near the end)
        >>Dar alone

        *bass note played w/ fourth finger or pinky



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